We have just completed our 30th PD day since 2009. As in the past we have tried to meet the needs of our members. We have dealt with Classroom Management, Safe Schools, The Arts, Drama, Music, Story Telling, Assistive Technologies, The Rights and Responsibilities of an Occasional Teacher and Building Inclusive and Safe communities for LGBTQ Students. This year we addressed a Ministry Initiative by providing Numeracy Workshops for Elementary and Intermediate Teachers.
Our Committee has met with Mark Moffett and Margherita DiFonzo from Human Resources at TCDSB to organize this years PD Days for 2017/18. For these PD days we are focusing on Ministry and School Board Initiatives. We will look at Kindergarten Year 1 and Year 2, Reporting and Inquiry Based Learning in Oct.; Faith Development in Dec.; Violence and Harassment in the Workplace and Managing Stress in Feb./18 and The Writing Process in Apr./18.
Generally, our workshops are well attended but we still have NO SHOWS (absent for no apparent reason). As we have a limited number of spaces and PD days available we ask that you notify us well in advance. In future, we will question repeated absences without prior notification for attendance at any future workshops.
Looking forward to another great year of Professional Development.
See you at the Workshops!