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PL PROFESSIONAL LEARNING CALENDAR

Registration & Help Line 780.429.8050 consultingservices.epsb.net

September 2010 - January 2011


Job Embedded Learning

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……is achieved when there is a clear vision and a commitment to the plan ……includes opportunities for reflection, adjustment and celebration ……includes modelling, coaching, observation and feedback ……is working as a team to decide... build...customize to suit your needs ……is facilitated, continuous learning that enhances student engagement


PL Calendar September 2010 - January 2011

Table of Contents Introduction

Other Professional Learning

Superintendent’s Message...................................................................2 Role of a Consultant for TLSS..............................................................3

Budget Services ................................................................................... 90 Custodial Services................................................................................ 91 District Records and FOIP Management ..................................... 95 First Aid.....................................................................................................97 Information Technology Services (STARS, SIS, FIS) .................. 98 Institute for Innovation in Second Language Education ....100 Metro Continuing Education.........................................................113

Professional Learning Days Meeting the Literacy Challenge: It’s in Our Hands......................6 Empowered Teaching, Fearless Learning.......................................7 Literacy and Assessment: Making the Connection ....................8 Understanding Poverty.........................................................................9 Differentiating Math Instruction.....................................................10 How Extreme Stress Affects Brain Development ................. ....11 English Language Learners...............................................................12 Learning and Leading Our Way into the Future.........................13 Using Assessment to Engage, Motivate & Improve..................14 Inclusion: Every Child is Successful................................................15 Building Bridges to Engagement. ..................................................16

Professional Learning for Leaders

Schedule at a Glance ................................................................................................................117

Registration Procedures, Rates, Cancellation Policy.......................................126 Service Agreement (Job Embedded)..........................................127 Registration Form (Inservices / Modules) .................................128

AISI Work to Support K-12 Literacy for the 21st Century Learner....18 Leadership, Engagement, Collaboration and Coaching. .......21 Parent Education...................................................................................24

Professional Learning for Teachers/Staff Assessment Practices..........................................................................27 Career and Technology Studies.......................................................28 Comprehensive School Health.........................................................29 Emerging Technologies......................................................................31 English Language Learners...............................................................35 Fine Arts...................................................................................................39 • Art ......................................................................................................39 • Music/Dance/Drama.....................................................................42 Literacy • Language Arts/English.....................................................................48 • Balanced Literacy................................................................................53 • Literacy Intervention - Reading Recovery (G 1).......................56 • Literacy Intervention - Leveled Literacy (K - G 3).....................58 • Literacy Intervention - Middle Years Literacy (G 3-9).............59 Learning Resources..... ........................................................................45 Mathematics. .........................................................................................60 Networks. ................................................................................................63 New Teacher Services...........................................................................77 Programming for Student Differences. ........................................79 Science. ....................................................................................................84 Social Studies..........................................................................................86

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Superintendent’s Message Learning is our work. I believe that the most valuable form of learning for our staff is that which is directly connected to their core responsibilities. Job embedded learning occurs within a collaborative experience, as teachers, principals and central staff together pursue solutions to classroom and school wide challenges. It is this format for learning that truly engages learners and transforms practice. Job embedded learning must become an everyday experience for all educators if the District is to have all students complete high school by 2020. EPS Consultants are integral in this process as facilitators and knowledgeable leaders. The 2010-11 Professional Learning calendar provides many and varied job embedded learning opportunities that are aligned with, and support principles in the K-12 Literacy Guiding Document, AISI and more. The Professional Learning (PL) Days, featuring external consultants, have been carefully selected and planned. These learning days support the core work of the District. You will notice that most of these PL days include ideas to prepare your staff for the learning day, as well as ideas that can extend the learning beyond the one day experience, and into your school and classrooms for the remainder of the school year. These pre and post packages, along with the many other opportunities outlined, indicate an increasing shift toward job embedded learning. I commend Consulting Services for their ongoing work in finding adaptive solutions to the challenge of effective learning for all in the 21st century. I encourage you to review the calendar and select those learning opportunities that closely align with the learning needs of yourself, your network, your school or a cohort of schools. If you have an idea that is not represented in the calendar, please contact the Consulting Services Registration and Help Line so a consultant can be identified to work with you or your team to create something more tailor-made.

Edgar Schmidt Superintendent of Schools

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Role of a Consultant for Teaching and Learning Support Services An important role of a consultant within Teaching and Learning Support Services (TLSS) is that of facilitator of continuous, job-embedded learning, that results in enhanced student engagement, learning and achievement. Within this role, the consultant is a leader within the District, and plans professional learning collaboratively with those he/she contracts with to identify learning goals and create a plan of action that clearly outlines each stakeholder’s (principal, teachers, family and/or community) responsibility for the plan’s success. Indicators of success are also outlined at this planning stage. Throughout the collaborative implementation of the plan, there are scheduled opportunities for reflection, adjustment and celebration. Success - enhanced student learning and achievement - is achieved because each stakeholder has upheld their commitment to the plan. Another role for a TLSS consultant includes that of a resource person. Service of this nature is generally provided through the “inservice” style of professional learning. Inservices often serve as a catalyst for further job embedded learning.

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Defining the terms… Facilitator

Collaboratively

• dictionary says “to make easy, less difficult” • consultants work collaboratively with those with whom they contract to develop job embedded learning opportunities designed within the school or classroom context

• joint responsibility • interdependence • all stakeholders actively involved

Continuous • ongoing learning by staff in the school facilitated by the consultant • cycle of action, reflection, evaluation, celebration and adjustments, by staff and the consultant

Job Embedded Learning • directly connected to the learners’ (students’, teachers’ and principals’) learning needs • meaningful application of learning in the classroom, with students • includes modelling, coaching, observation and feedback • impacts student learning in a measurable way

Enhanced Student Engagement, Learning and Achievement • teachers design learning so that each student is engaged; learning tasks are based on assessments of student’s abilities, interests and learning style(s) and should result in enhanced learning

Engagement • occurs when learners are involved in their learning, persist despite challenges and obstacles • refers to a learners’ need, desire and compulsion to participate in, and be successful in, the learning process • meaningful involvement in the learning environment • applies to both adults and students

Leader • • • • •

demonstrates clear vision clearly articulates beliefs empowers/inspires others inspires hope builds interdependence

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Contract • a partnership inservice agreement – promises captured in writing to honour commitments (http://consultingservices. epsb.net/service/2010_11agreement.pdf ) • based on dialogue – each stakeholder sharing their beliefs, assumptions, data and other important information that could impact success • clarity is gained in relation to each stakeholders’ role and responsibilities: principals’, teachers’, if appropriate the community or parents’ role and students’ role prior to facilitating the learning • appropriate information about the school’s programs, challenges, successes, professional staff, and current classroom environments is shared with all stakeholders

Reflection • • • •

dictionary says “ponder on progress” individual and group time for reflection use qualitative and quantitative data to support reflection engaging in writing and dialogue to gain clarity and understanding of progress

Adjustment and Celebration • based on reflection • necessary component to success • celebrating small wins along the way assists in achieving larger goals

Commitment • • • •

dictionary says “the promise” builds trust and integrity strengthens relationships success of the contract relies upon the full commitment of all stakeholders

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Professional Learning Days

“All learning is social. It is with our peers that we will ultimately find our voice and change our world. It is in community that our lives are transformed. Small groups change the world.� ~ Peter Block

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Professional Learning for Schools

Meeting the Literacy Challenge: It’s in Our Hands “Where schools have built teachers’ knowledge, skills, and dispositions, where they have created a professional community, where programs have coherence and focus, where teachers’ work is supported by appropriate resources, and where leadership exists to both lead and support the work of the school, there we find improvement in student achievement.” ~ C. Rolheiser

Learning Goals Participants will examine the K-12 Literacy Guiding Document through the lens of literacy leadership to: • Deepen understanding around the roles and responsibilities of your school’s literacy leadership team; • Develop a plan for how your team will lead and support the work to achieve the literacy goals identified in your School Plan.

Keynote: Dr. Carol Rolheiser Professor Carol Rolheiser brings a wealth of teaching and administrative experience to her role as Director of the Centre for Teaching Support and Innovation (CTSI) of the University of Toronto. The former Associate Dean, Teacher Education, of the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education of the University of Toronto (OISE), Professor Rolheiser is an award-winning educator and researcher, with a Ph.D. in teacher education from the University of Oregon. Her research interests include the redesign of teacher education, instructional and assessment innovation, teacher development, school improvement, school/district/university partnerships, leadership, system reform and managing educational change. PLD0001-01 PLD0002-01

Thurs, Sept 23 (7-12), 8:30 am - 3:30 pm OR Fri, Sept 24 (K-9), 8:30 am - 3:30 pm

Mary MacGregor, Facilitator 780.429.8261 or Mary.MacGregor@epsb.ca

Brent McKeown, Facilitator 780.970.5227 or Brent.McKeown@epsb.ca

Fee:

$120 No cost for Literacy Leadership Teams

Location: Ramada Inn on Kingsway, 11834 Kingsway Avenue Pre/post package will be forwarded following registration confirmation.

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Empowered Teaching, Fearless Learning “A powerful new culture of empowered teaching and fearless learning is emerging. Access to more timely information and communication tools can empower educators to focus on the individual learning needs of their students. These same tools can lead to more collegiality, build stronger community relationships, and empower students to be more self-directed.” ~ A. November This PL day will link with the K-12 Literacy Guiding Document, and is organized around these two topics: Teaching Zack to Think: Developing Critical Thinking Skills Teaching students how to read the “grammar” of the internet and to apply strategies to validate information on a website is a ‘critical’ skill. Writing, Writing, Writing Writing is an essential skill and a key to academic success. Technology can be harnessed to provide student writers with inspiration, boundless resources and an authentic audience.

Learning Goals • Explore authentic learning tasks that develop critical thinking and writing skills for the 21st century; • Gain an understanding of how to effectively and meaningfully integrate technology with an eye on improving students’ 21st century literacy skills across the curricular areas; • Learn how to recognize and capture the technologies around us and use these tools to motivate and engage students to deepen learning.

Keynote: Alan November Alan November’s ideas about global communication, collaboration, assessment, and critical thinking have inspired schools, governments and corporations around the world to rethink and redefine their approach to education and technology.

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Mon, Oct 4, 8:30 am - 3:30 pm

Anton Lakusta, Facilitator 780.429.8470 or Anton.Lakusta@epsb.ca

Rick Stiles-Oldring, Facilitator 780.429.8243 or Rick.Stiles-Oldring@epsb.ca

Fee:

$120

Location: Ramada Inn on Kingsway, 11727 Kingsway Avenue Pre/post package will be forwarded following registration confirmation.

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Professional Learning for Schools

Literacy and Assessment: Making the Connection “If educational leaders believe that literacy is the priority they claim it to be, then they have a personal responsibility to understand literacy instruction, to define it for their colleagues, and observe it on a daily basis.” ~ D. Reeves

Learning Goals • Learn to use data to plan, implement, and support effective literacy instruction; • Make connections between sound assessment practices and literacy for 21st century learners (teachers and students); • Deepen understanding of the connection between literacy and assessment through facilitated conversation.

Keynote: Dr. Douglas Reeves Dr. Douglas B. Reeves is the founder of The Leadership and Learning Center. He has worked with education, business, nonprofit, and government organizations throughout the world. The author of more than 20 books and many articles on leadership and organizational effectiveness, he has twice been named to the Harvard University Distinguished Authors Series. His monthly column on change leadership appears in Educational Leadership. Dr. Reeves was named the Brock International Laureate for his contributions to education. PLD0004-01

Tues, Oct 12, 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

Format for the day ~

Colin Woelfle, Facilitator 780.429.8438 or Colin.Woelfle.@epsb.ca

7:30 - 8:00am

Light Breakfast

Irene Heffel, Facilitator 780.429.8270 or Irene.Heffel@epsb.ca

8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Dr. Reeves Keynote (morning only)

12:00 - 1:00 pm

Lunch

Fee:

$150 and cost of the book, “Transforming Professional Development into Student Results” (approx. $28)

Location:

Fantasyland Hotel, 17700 87 Avenue

1:00 - 3:00 pm

Opportunities to reflect, assess, make connections, and plan next steps through facilitated conversation.

Pre/post package will be forwarded following registration confirmation.

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Understanding Poverty: The Impact on Students & their Learning “Educators have tremendous opportunities to influence some of the non-financial resources that make such a difference in students’ lives. For example, it costs nothing to be an appropriate role model. As we adapt and flex our instruction to meet the needs of these students, cognitive strategies and support need to be integrated with insistence and expectations.” ~ R. Payne

Learning Goals • Examine research-based strategies to help narrow and eliminate the achievement gap for all students, but especially under-resourced students; • Review hands-on techniques that can be readily implemented and integrated into any classroom; • Develop more immediate, reliable intervention strategies which can reduce your planning and response time.

Keynote: Dr. Ruby Payne Ruby K. Payne, Ph.D., founder of aha! Process, is dedicated to positively impacting the education and lives of individuals in poverty. Since the mid-1990s she has been speaking to audiences around the world about the effects of poverty on students, families, and communities and how to better understand and support people from all economic backgrounds. She has been a career educator and has served in many roles, including teacher, principal, and administrator. She has worked with thousands of organizations - schools, businesses, social services, law enforcement, church groups, and more - to get rid of the barriers to success posed by economic class differences among people and groups. Dr. Payne works with organizations in countries throughout the globe. She is the author of numerous books, including A Framework for Understanding Poverty (more than 1 million copies sold) and Bridges Out of Poverty. NOTE: This day is intended only for those participants who have read Dr. Payne’s book “A Framework for Understanding Poverty”. PLD0005-01

Mon, Nov 1, 8:30 am - 3:30 pm

Trish Clare, Facilitator 780.429.8405 or Trish.Clare@epsb.ca

Fee:

$120 plus the cost of the workbook (approx. $25)

Location:

Ramada Inn on Kingsway, 11834 Kingsway Avenue

Offered in partnership with the West 8 Schools (Athlone, Belmead, Brightview, Glendale, Inglewood, Prince Charles, Sherwood, Youngstown)

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Professional Learning for Schools

Differentiating Math Instruction: It’s Easier Than You Think “Small changes in teaching behaviours can lead to much higher engagement and greater success for all students in mathematics.”

~

M. Small

Learning Goals • Become familiar with open and parallel tasks and how they can be used; • Learn effective strategies to differentiate instruction in math classrooms; • Leave with ready-to-use practical activities.

Keynote: Dr. Marian Small Dr. Small is a frequent speaker at the national, international, and local level on K-12 mathematics. She is the former dean and professor of mathematics education at the University of New Brunswick. Dr. Small is the author and principal researcher for PRIME (Professional Resources and Instruction for Math Educators), as well as senior author of five text series Grades K -12, two other K-6 text series, and the NCTM Navigations series. She is the author of Big Ideas from Dr. Small (K-3, 4-8 and 9-12), Good Questions: Great Ways to Differentiate Mathematics Instruction (K-8 and 6-12), and Making Math Meaningful for Canadian Students (K-8). PLD0008-01

Fri, Nov 12, 8:30 - 11:30 am (Div 1 and 2) FULL Fri, Nov 12, 12:30 - 3:30 pm (Div 1, 2 and 3)

Cathy Campbell, Facilitator 780.429.8648 or Cathy.Campbell@epsb.ca

Fee:

No Cost to schools

Location:

Ramada Inn on Kingsway, 11834 Kingsway Avenue

Pre/post package will be forwarded following registration confirmation.

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How Extreme Stress Affects Brain Development: Implications for Children’s Learning and Working with Families “At least 500,000 children every year are neglected by their caregivers. It’s like a silent epidemic. From a functional perspective for the developing child, neglect is the absence of necessary stimulation required to build a certain part of the brain so it can function normally. When a child doesn’t get enough stimulation early in life, the brain may develop differently. That changes all kinds of functions, including the ability to form and maintain relationships.” ~ B. Perry

Learning Goals • Learn what happens to the brain when children are exposed to extreme stress; • Learn the implications of trauma on children’s learning, their schooling experience, and working with their families.

Keynote: Dr. Bruce Perry Bruce D. Perry, M.D., Ph.D. is the Senior Fellow of The Child Trauma Academy, a not-for-profit organization based in Houston that promotes innovations in service, research and education in child maltreatment and childhood trauma (www.ChildTrauma. org). He is the co-author of The Boy Who Was Raised As A Dog: What Traumatized Children Can Teach Us About Loss, Love and Healing. He has been an active teacher, clinician and researcher in children’s mental health and the neurosciences holding a variety of academic positions.

Mon, Nov 15, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Karen Bardy, Programs, Key Contact 780.429.8247 or Karen.Bardy@epsb.ca

Fee:

$15 for lunch

Max:

200 participants

Location:

TBA

TO REGISTER:

Email: Ida.Lucila@epsb.ca

Offered in partnership with Programs and Community Partners: Children and Family Services Region 6 and McMann Youth Services.

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Professional Learning for Schools

Engaging English Language Learners “With the influx of English language learners (ELLs) in mainstream classrooms today, the comfortable, automatic sense of ‘just talking’ is being shaken up. Accommodating English language learners is one of the greatest challenges educators face today. Just as different levels of fluency require different approaches, so too do different backgrounds and languages. Teaching English language skills to ELLs is now the responsibility of all school staff.” ~ J. Hill

Learning Goals • Deepen understanding of factors that affect an English Language Learner’s (ELLs) language acquisition and literacy development; • Learn about the importance of stages of second language acquisition, and their implications for instruction; • Build capacity for engaging and supporting the learning of ELL students at different stages of language proficiency; • Know how to apply research-based instructional strategies to effectively support ELLs; • Engage in collaborative conversations around effective school and teaching practices that positively impact ELL student learning.

Keynote: Jane Hill Jane Hill is a principal consultant and author with McREL and ASCD. She is co-author of the book Classroom Instruction that Works with English Language Learners--based on the original research meta-analysis and work of Marzano, Pickering and Pollock, and adapted for instruction with ELLs by addressing their simultaneous language and content learning needs. PLD0006-01 PLD0006-02

Thurs, Nov 18, 8:30 am - 3:30 pm, Div I and 2 OR Fri, Nov 19, 8:30 am - 3:30 pm, Div 3 and 4

Helen Yee, Facilitator 780.441.2203 or Helen.Yee@epsb.ca

Marie Wood, Facilitator 780.441.2209 or Marie.Wood@epsb.ca

Fee:

$120 plus the cost of the workbook (approx. $25)

Location:

Ramada Inn on Kingsway, 11834 Kingsway Avenue

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Learning and Leading Our Way into the Future “Together, we must ensure that every child – particularly those who are at-risk or vulnerable –has the support, resources and opportunities they need to fulfill their potential.” ~ Edgar Schmidt, April 9, 2008 This day will support three themes that emerged from the Integration and Coordination of Central Services Review: • align our vision, priorities, plans and initiatives • support students first • enhance our relationships and ability to collaborate Join us and continue the conversation through facilitated dialogue as we “Learn and Lead” together to achieve Vision 2020.

Learning Goals • Understand the elements of facilitative leadership within a collaborative “partnership”; • Explore models for maximizing central and school-based expertise by defining the key roles and responsibilities of each within a “partnership”; • Consider implications for our core work around literacy instruction and Vision 2020, and begin planning next steps.

Keynote: Dr. Joe Pascarelli Dr. Pascarelli is the Associate Professor in the Graduate School of Education at the University of Portland and a member of the Board of the International Mentoring Association. He is an esteemed presenter at a myriad of workshops on educational leadership and mentoring throughout the world. Using his expertise and experience in the areas of leadership development, systems planning, development and evaluation, as well as interorganizational collaboration, Dr. Pascarelli models facilitative leadership as a way of ‘learning and leading’. PLD0007-01

Mon, Jan 10, 8:30 am - 3:30 pm

Corrie Ziegler, Facilitator 780.429.8474 or Corrie.Ziegler@epsb.ca

Debbie Jackson, Facilitator 780.429.8274 or Debbie.Jackson@epsb.ca

Fee:

$120

Location:

Fantasyland Hotel, 17700 87 Avenue

Pre/post package will be forwarded following registration confirmation.

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Using Assessment to Engage, Motivate and Improve Learning: A Balanced Approach “You can enhance or destroy students’ desire to succeed in school more quickly and permanently through your use of assessment than with any other tools at your disposal.” ~ R. Stiggins

Learning Goals • Make connections between involving students in the assessment process and student engagement; • Explore ways to ensure that assessment is authentic, meaningful and supportive for the 21st century learner. This day is planned and facilitated by consultants from Student Assessment. PLD0010-01

Mon, Jan 24, 8:30 am - 3:30 pm

Rick Gingras, Facilitator 780.429.8348 or Rick.Gingras@epsb.ca

Carolyn Mathew, Facilitator 780.429.8349 or Carolyn.Mathew@epsb.ca

Fee:

$120

Location:

Centre for Education

Pre/post package will be forwarded following registration confirmation.

Format for the day ~

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8:00 - 8:30 am

Light Breakfast

8:30 - 10:00 am

Student Assessment Opening

10:15 - 11:25 am

Breakouts

11:25 am - 12:15 pm

Lunch

12:15 - 1:25 pm

Breakouts

1:40 - 2:50 pm

Breakouts

3:00 - 3:30 pm

Closure/Implementation plan activity

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Inclusion: Every Child is Successful “Failure is NOT an option.” ~ D. Edyburn

Learning Goals • Gain an understanding of how the use of technology can enhance teaching, learning, and performance; • Learn about how Universal Design for Learning (UDL) can support educators in meeting the needs of diverse learners; • Understand how Assistive Technology for Learning (ATL) can be part of the Response to Intervention (RTI) process; • Align with the K-12 Literacy Guiding Document; • Connect to the Government of Alberta Setting the Direction Framework.

Keynote: Dr. Dave L. Edyburn Dr. Dave Edyburn is a professor in the Department of Exceptional Education at the University of WisconsinMilwaukee. He teaches in the areas of mild disabilities related to learning and behavior. His research investigates the use of technology to enhance teaching, learning, and performance. He has authored over 150 articles and book chapters on the use of technology in special education. He has authored work such as the 36 page booklet, “What Every Teacher Should Know About Assistive Technology” and the 900 page “Handbook of Special Education Technology Research and Practice.” PLD0009-01

Mon, Jan 31, 8:30 am - 3:30 pm

Anita Homan, Facilitator 780.429.8022 or Anita.Homan@epsb.ca

Monica Ellis, Programs, Key Contact 780.429.8348 or Monica.Ellis@epsb.ca

Sandra Gluth, Facilitator 780.429.8586 or Sandra.Gluth@epsb.ca

Fee: Location:

Format for the day ~ 8:00 - 8:30 am

Light Breakfast

8:30 am - 11:30 am

Dave Edyburn

11:30 - 12:30 pm

Lunch

$150

12:30 - 1:15 pm

School Panel

Chateau Louis, 11727 Kingsway Avenue

1:15 - 1:45 pm

Student Panel

1:45 - 2:00 pm

Coffee

2:00 - 3:00 pm

Dave Edyburn

Planned and offered in partnership with Programs.

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Building Bridges to Engagement “Through sharing our learning opportunities and experiences we will better understand one another as professionals, our respective services, and our common interests in helping children and their families.” ~ JPDD conference mission statement This joint Professional Learning Day is an opportunity for Education and Children Services staff to learn together as we continue to explore the voice of immigrant families, FASD, engaging children and youth in a meaningful way, and working with children and youth to promote life success and positive capacity.

Learning Goals • Learn alongside other professionals to gain a greater understanding of how we all work together to support the “whole child” and families; • Learn strategies to engage with children, youth and families to promote long term success and capacity; • Network and connect with professionals both inside and outside the area of education.

Keynote: Rick Stiles-Oldring Rick Stiles-Oldring’s consulting position with Consulting Services focuses on all things “new”. Whether you are new to teaching, or you have some shiny new technology in your classroom, Rick is able to support you. Through his work with New Teacher Services he provides coaching and collaboration for those new to teaching and new to Edmonton Public Schools. He also explores and promotes effective uses of new technology in the classroom that supports student engagement and high-quality pedagogy. Rick has a background in High School Social Studies, Junior High Humanities and Technology Integration. Note: Format for the day includes breakout sessions. More details at consultingservices.epsb.net. PLD0011-01

Fri, Mar 11, 8:30 am - 3:30 pm

Nancy Petersen, CCEP, Key Contact 780.471.2630 or Nancy.Petersen@epsb.ca

Trish Clare, Facilitator 780.429.8425 or Trish.Clare@epsb.ca

Fee:

TBA

Location: Fantasyland Hotel, 17700 87 Avenue Planned in partnership with Edmonton and Area Child and Family Services Region 6, City Centre Education Partnership and Consulting Services Edmonton Public Schools.

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Professional Learning for Leaders

“Leaders are perpetual learners….Learning is the essential fuel for the leader, The source of high-octane energy that keeps up the momentum by continually sparking new understanding, new ideas, and new challenges.” ~ Warren Bennis and Burt Nanus

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Professional Learning for Leaders

AISI Work to Support K-12 Literacy for 21st Century Learners • Support staff in developing and enhancing literacy skills and knowledge as outlined in the K-12 Literacy Guiding Document • Emphasis on Guiding Principle I - Quality Teaching and Guiding Principle II – Literacy Leadership from the K-12 Literacy Guiding Document • Continue using AISI action research work of engaging students through 21st century literacies across the curriculum as the frame to support the District work at a school/community level Note: For Edmonton Public Schools staff only. Visit staffroom.epsb.ca/index.php/home/k-12-literacy Carolyn Matthew 780.429.8349 Carolyn.Mathew@epsb.ca Corrie.Ziegler 780.429.8474 Corrie.Ziegler@epsb.ca Debbie Jackson 780.429.8274 Debbie.Jackson@epsb.ca Joan Martz-Krewusik (Teacher sessions) 780.429.8571 Joan.Martz-Krewusik@epsb.ca Kathy McCabe 780.429.8351 Kathy.McCabe@epsb.ca Louise Osland (Literacy Leadership Team sessions) 780.429.8596 Louise.Osland@epsb.ca Laurie Beggs (Principal sessions) 780. 429.8574 Laurie Beggs@epsb.ca Monica Ellis 780.429.8275 Monica.Ellis@epsb.ca Sandy Forster 780.498.8766 Sandy.Forster@epsb.ca

“The [Literacy Guiding Document] must reflect the belief that every adult is reponsible for every child we take collective responsibility for student learning” ~ participant at Feb 3, 2010 Superintendent Leadership Meeting (SLM)

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AISI Work to Support K-12 Literacy for 21st Century Learners PRINCIPAL SESSIONS

TEACHER SESSIONS

Two sessions will focus on enhancing literacy leadership for 21st century learners.

Guiding Principle I - Quality Teaching

Note: August sessions are optional. AISI003-01 AISI003-02 AISI003-03

Wed, Aug 25, 8:30 - 11:30 pm OR Wed, Aug 25, 12:30 - 3:30 pm OR Thurs, Aug 26, 12:30 - 3:30 pm

Note: Principals are automatically registered and expected to attend the March sessions.

Principals who report to Bruce Coggles AISI005-01

Mon, Mar 7, 12:30 - 3:30 pm

Principals who report to Mark Liguori AISI005-02

Wed, Mar 9, 8:30 - 11:30 am

Principals who report to Ron MacNeil AISI005-03

Thurs, Mar 10, 8:30 - 11:30 am

Four sessions will focus on providing teachers with a differentiated level of support needed to implement the principles of the K-12 Literacy Guiding Document at the classroom level. The guidelines below will provide the consistency required for this ongoing learning/work, and build the capacity for teachers to support literacy instruction for 21st century learners. Guidelines: • Teachers who are willing to share their personal successes and challenges in relation to literacy instruction for the 21st century learner with colleagues from other schools • Teachers who are willing to open their classrooms to colleagues, both from within their own school and other schools • Generally speaking, teachers who are not part of the Literacy Leadership Team • Teachers must commit to attend all four sessions Note: Sessions are optional.

Principals who report to Jamie Pallett

Elementary Teachers

AISI005-04

Fri, Mar 11, 8:30 - 11:30 am

Fee:

$0

Location:

Centre for Education

AISI004-01

Tues, Sept 28, 8:30 - 11:30 am AND Tues, Dec 14, 8:30 - 11:30 am AND Tues, Feb 15, 8:30 - 11:30 am AND Tues, Apr 5, 8:30 - 11:30 am

Note: Maximum of 4 teachers per school

Secondary Teachers

“Why is [21st century literacy] crucial? Jobs have become more complex and integrated. As a society, our only competitive advantage is our people (their knowledge, skills and attitudes)” ~ participant at Feb 3, 2010

AISI004-02 Note:

Tues, Sept 28, 12:30 - 3:30 pm AND Tues, Dec 14, 12:30 - 3:30 pm AND Tues, Feb 15, 12:30 - 3:30 pm AND Tues, Apr 5, 12:30 - 3:30 pm

Elementary/JH Schools: maximum of 5 teachers Junior High Schools: maximum of 5 teachers High Schools: maximum of 8 teachers

Fee:

$0

Location:

Centre for Education

Superintendent Leadership Meeting (SLM)

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AISI Work to Support K-12 Literacy for 21st Century Learners LITERACY LEADERSHIP TEAM SESSIONS Guiding Principle II – Literacy Leadership

Junior High Literacy Leadership Teams (including the principal)

Four sessions will focus on the skills and knowledge to be able to lead staff in building capacity for literacy instruction for 21st century learners using a distributed leadership model. The guidelines provide the consistency required for this ongoing learning/work, and build capacity for staff to lead the work back at the school. Guidelines: • The staff identified commit to attend all four sessions • Consider which staff members have the time, capacity and desire to lead and facilitate the learning for all staff

PLD0001-02 PLD0002-02

Thurs, Sept 23, 8:30 am - 3:30 pm OR Fri, Sept 24, 8:30 am - 3:30 pm PL Day with Carol Rolheiser

Location:

Ramada Inn, 11834 Kingsway Avenue

AISI009-01

Fri, Oct 29, 8:30 - 11:30 am AND Topic: Using Data to Inform Practice

Wed, Feb 9, 8:30 - 11:30 am AND

Wed, Apr 13, 8:30 - 11:30 am

Elementary Literacy Leadership Teams (including the principal)

Note: Maximum of 4 staff (principal + up to 3 staff members)

PLD0002-02

Fri, Sept 24, 8:30 am - 3:30 pm PL Day with Carol Rolheiser

Location:

Ramada Inn, 11834 Kingsway Avenue

Schools whose pincipals report to Bruce Coggles or Mark Liguori

Location:

Centre for Education

High School Literacy Leadership Teams (including the principal) PLD0001-02

Thurs, Sept 23, 8:30 am - 3:30 pm PL Day with Carol Rolheiser

Location:

Ramada Inn, 11834 Kingsway Avenue

AISI010-01

Fri, Oct 29, 12:30 - 3:30 pm AND Topic: Using Data to Inform Practice

Location:

Centre for Education

Wed, Feb 10, 8:30 - 11:30 am AND

AISI006-01 AISI006-02

Thurs, Oct 28, 8:30 - 11:30 am OR Thurs, Oct 28, 12:30 - 3:30 pm AND Topic: Using Data to Inform Practice

AISI007-01 AISI007-02

Mon, Feb 7, 8:30 - 11:30 am OR Mon, Feb 7, 12:30 - 3:30 pm AND

AISI008-01 AISI008-02

Mon, Apr 11, 8:30 - 11:30 am OR Mon, Apr 11, 12:30 - 3:30 pm

Wed, Apr 14, 8:30 - 11:30 am

Location:

Ramada Inn, 11834 Kingsway Avenue

Location:

Centre for Education

Fee:

$0

Schools whose pincipals report to Ron MacNeil or Jamie Pallett AISI006-03 AISI006-04

Thurs, Oct 28, 8:30 - 11:30 am OR Thurs, Oct 28, 12:30 - 3:30 pm AND Topic: Using Data to Inform Practice

AISI007-03 AISI007-04

Mon, Feb 7, 8:30 - 11:30 am OR Mon, Feb 7, 12:30 - 3:30 pm AND

AISI008-03 AISI008-04

Mon, Apr 11, 8:30 - 11:30 am OR Mon, Apr 11, 12:30 - 3:30 pm

Location:

Polish Hall, 10960 104 Street

Note: Maximum of 7 staff (principal + up to 6 staff members)

Note: Maximum of 3 staff (principal + up to 2 staff members)

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Leadership, Engagement, Collaboration and Coaching • Offer customized services to meet unique leadership needs and requests • Support leadership teams in facilitating professional learning • Offer leadership support for instructional strategies • Assist leaders in broadening their scope of knowledge and developing effective leadership, engagement, collaboration and coaching strategies Brent McKeown 780.970.5227 Brent.McKeown@epsb.ca Carla Kozak 780.429.8296 Carla.Kozak@epsb.ca Sherry Melney 780.429.8390 Sherry.Melney@epsb.ca

JOB EMBEDDED INSTRUCTIONAL LEADERS ONE-ON-ONE COACHING SUPPORT

JOB EMBEDDED LISTENING POWER AND GROUP DIALOGUE TEAM APPROACH

As an instructional leader, if Scott Peck’s words “we cannot be a source of strength unless we nurture our own strength,” resonate with you, this professional learning opportunity is for you. The nine steps to Emotional Fitness are proven to be a tool kit for life in the 21st century. Leaders have transformed their personal and professional lives, enhanced their working relationships through focusing on their individual strengths and taken ownership for their personal growth through this program.

A process that transforms the way people in groups can listen to hear, understand, accept and respond to each other. The approach is rooted in committed listening. Leave with the 21st century skills to begin creating an organization that has mastery in its Emotional Fitness. These qualities include: • people listen and feel listened to • positive and productive dialogue takes place with and between teams • group communication and listening skills • a mature emotional state exists at all levels within the organization to aid communication and negotiations • the dreams of all engaged within the organization are supported in being realized • everyone is accountable for their own actions • team performance is enhanced • connections are made between people in a way that encourages new ideas

10 on site visitations

Audience: All Contact Sherry Melney, Certified Emotional Fitness Coach to design your coaching plan.

Audience: Instructional Leaders Contact Sherry Melney, Certified Emotional Fitness Coach and Camille Loken, Principal to design your learning plan.

To Register . Call 780.429.8050 . Email consultingservices@epsb.ca

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Leadership, Engagement, Collaboration and Coaching JOB EMBEDDED ACTION RESEARCH IN YOUR SCHOOL

BUILDING A RESTORATIVE CULTURE IN YOUR CLASSROOM / SCHOOL

We hear a lot about research based decisions these days, yet much of what passes for research is really de-contextualized sound-bites from studies far removed from our specific context. What if we return to the root of the word – cercher (to seek for) - and sought out what we need to know within our school context. Design a research study with a consultant who will provide you with the information you need to know about your school. Work through the ethics, study design and publishing phases as co-researchers in the hopes of enriching the knowledge base of our profession and providing a sound platform for future decisions.

What is it we want students to learn through our discipline practices? How do we encourage students to do the right thing because it is the right thing to do? How do we encourage students to take responsibility and be accountable for their words and actions? Restorative practices move away from more traditional discipline and consequences to focus on relationships and repairing harm. Learn about:

Note: The scope, sequence and dates for the study will be determined in respect to the specific needs of the study. Audience: Teachers of all divisions Contact Brent McKeown to design your learning plan.

MAKING THE SHIFT TO 21st CENTURY SCHOOL LIBRARIES While the classroom has traditionally been the place where teachers transfer knowledge to students, the library has been the place where knowledge is stored, exchanged, and rediscovered by new generations. As technology has dramatically changed traditional classrooms and teacherstudent paradigms, it is also altering the role of libraries, creating new challenges and opportunities. Deepen your own understanding of the changes/shifts in thinking that are required to support 21st century literacies. Rich dialogue will be shared in a collaborative atmosphere around the following four shifts: • • • •

Libraries: From Place to Function Utilizing Technology for Better Customer Care Ensuring Equality Online Democracy and Learning

• principles of restorative justice and restorative practices • how restorative practices can be used in classroom and school settings • what a community conference is • how to begin the journey towards a restorative school culture • how schools within Edmonton Public and other districts are applying these principles in their settings Audience: Principals and classroom teachers LEAD015-01

Tues, Oct 5, 8:30 am - 3:30 pm

Facilitator:

Carol Symons, Director, Leadership Services

Presenters:

Caroline Missal - Principal, Edmonton Public Schools, Seconded to Alberta Education, Provincial Coordinator for the Prevention of Bullying, Cross Ministries Branch

Sue Hopgood - Coordinator, Alberta Conflict Transformation Society

Fee:

$0

Location:

Centre for Education, (Lunch will be provided)

JOB EMBEDDED LEADER IN ME – INSPIRING GREATNESS ONE CHILD AT A TIME (see Comprehensive School Health)

Audience: Leadership staff LEAD017-01

Wed, Sept 29, 8:30 - 11:30 am AND Wed, Dec 1, 8:30 - 11:30 am AND Wed, Feb 16, 8:30 - 11:30 am

Facilitator:

Betty-Lou Ayers

Fee:

1.5 SDH or $180

Location:

Centre for Education

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LEADING IN ESL SERIES (See ELL Section)

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Leadership, Engagement, Collaboration and Coaching THE ART OF ENGAGEMENT: FACILITATION AND PRESENTATION SKILLS “Be willing to sit in the chaos, keep the space open, and be in the fire of the present…” (Chris Corrigan) Build your comfort in a repertoire of group processes and conversation protocols to engage adults in learning as it relates to students’ engagement. We will learn through experience, reflection, dialogue and practice. Audience: Leadership staff LEAD002-01

Wed, Oct 13, 8:30 - 11:30 am AND Wed, Nov 17, 8:30 - 11:30 am AND Wed, Dec 8, 8:30 - 11:30 am AND Tues, Jan 25, 1:00 - 4:00 pm

Facilitator:

EXPULSION PROCESS For staff new to administration or wanting a review of the expulsion process. Leadership Services will cover relevant sections of the School Act, what constitutes an expellable offence, the role of school staff and Leadership Services in preparing the expulsion report, the hearing process and possible outcomes. Preventative strategies and alternatives to expulsion will also be highlighted. For further information: Contact Leadership Services at 780.429.8030. Audience: Staff new to administration LEAD014-01

Tues, Oct 5, 1:15 - 4:00 pm

Carla Kozak

Facilitators:

Bob Morter, Supervisor Leadership Services and Leadership Services staff

Fee:

2 SDH or $232

Fee:

$0

Location:

Centre for Education

Location:

Centre for Education

COACHING FOR ENGAGEMENT IN LEARNING Focus on the learning and development of effective coaching skills and strategies. Practice learned skills surrounding helping others to formulate specific and personalized goals, effective coaching strategies, and communication skills. Use these skills to build trust when working with colleagues which can ultimately lead toward the goal of deep student engagement. Audience: leadership staff LEAD003-01

Wed, Sept 29, 8:30 -11:30 am AND Mon, Oct 4, 8:30 -11:30 am AND Fri, Nov 5, 28, 8:30 -11:30 am AND Fri, Nov 19, 8:30 -11:30 am AND Fri, Dec 10, 8:30 -11:30 am

Facilitator:

Carla Kozak

Fee:

2.5 SDH or $300

Location:

Centre for Education

MATH 10 COMMON - WHAT TO LOOK FOR IN CLASSROOMS Math 10 Common is part of the revised high school mathematics curriculum which has mandatory implementation for Grade 10 in September 2010. High school teachers are being asked to make a pedagogical shift, and administrators will need to support teachers as this shift happens. Examine the pedagogical shift, the implications for classroom teachers, what administrators should look for in math classrooms, and what resources will be required to support the new curriculum. Audience: High school principals and assistant principals LEAD016-01

Wed, Sept 29, 8:30 - 11:30 am

Facilitator

John Scammell

Fee:

.5 SDH or $60

Location:

Centre for Education

PRINCIPAL TECHNOLOGY NETWORK (see Networks) PRINCIPAL: THE INSTRUCTIONAL LEADER IN LITERACY (see Balanced Literacy)

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Parent Education • Develop specialized sessions for school councils and other parent groups in all aspects of school and district activities in teaching and learning NOTE: Arrangements can be made through the school principal Sherry Melney 780.429.8390 Sherry.Melney@epsb.ca

Educational Technology ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY FOR STRUGGLING LEARNERS Assistive Technology for Learning (ATL) doesn’t cure or eliminate learning difficulties but it can allow a student to actively engage in learning and achieve individual learning goals. Explore ATL tools and resources currently available and provide parents with information on how they might support the process of identifying appropriate ATL for their child. Facilitator:

Sandra Gluth, 780.429.8586

GOT THE HOMEWORK BLUES? Parents will learn about simple but effective technologies (software and Web 2.0 applications) that are engaging for students and can be used to both support and provide alternatives to reading and writing homework assignments. Facilitator:

UNDERSTANDING DIGITAL NATIVES For every generation, parents and communities guide children through the complexities of society through instruction, supervision and support. This was never really a big problem in the past because the differences between generations, social norms and social structures were relatively insignificant. However, the technology of the 21st century is changing society, and our children, at a rate unprecedented in history. As parents and teachers, we are now faced with the task of preparing our children for a world we do not completely understand ourselves. What are the positive and negative effects of this rapid change on our kids? How do we, as parents and a community, guide and support our children so they will be healthy and happy citizens of tomorrow? Join us as we discuss how we can prepare our children to successfully navigate the digital world. Facilitator:

Rick Stiles-Oldring, 780.429.8243

Sandra Gluth, 780.429.8586

WORTHWHILE WEBSITES FOR LEARNING The Internet is a vast and often overwhelming place for children and parents. Finding content on the Internet that is educational, entertaining, and appropriate for children can definitely be a challenging task. Learn about a collection of interactive web sites that support the division 1or 2 curriculum. Facilitator:

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Parent Education Guidance & Counselling

Mathematics

DEALING WITH CONFLICT

MATH GAMES THAT TEACH!

Learn to use the power of listening and a group dialogue process to effectively mediate conflicts or issues. Facilitator:

Sherry Melney, 780.429.8390

POSITIVE PARENTING Ever feel as a parent(s) that you are lost in the shuffle of your busy lives and your ability to parent positively has disappeared? Do not despair. This session will help you restore some of your balance around parenting and help you move your family in a healthier direction. Facilitator:

Sherry Melney, 780.429.8390

STUDY SKILLS AND LEARNING STYLES How can you help your child be a better student and build off their strengths? Learn specific study skills and techniques that encourage your child to learn, and build a strong home/school partnership. Facilitator:

Sherry Melney, 780.429.8390

How can we reinforce math concepts at home? Parents and children can come to learn and play games that can be played at home to develop higher order thinking and reasoning, number sense and problem-solving skills. These games are so much fun, we forget about all the math that we are doing Audience: Parents of Kindergarten to Grade 6 students Facilitators:

Carla Kozak, 780.429.8296 Cathy Campbell, 780.429.8648

MATH FLUENCY? WHAT’S IT ALL ABOUT? Mathematics education has changed. Find out why math teaching has changed; how it will benefit your child; and what parents can do to help build children’s numeracy and problem-solving skills. A short video, a look at changes in curriculum and teaching strategies, and some ‘take home’ materials (handouts) will be elements of the session. Audience: Parents of Kindergarten to Grade 9 students Facilitators:

Carla Kozak, 780.429.8296 Cathy Campbell, 780.429.8648

MATHEMATICS - AT HOME? How can you involve your child in ‘real world’ math at home? At the grocery store? When playing? Parents can learn about the diverse opportunities to tie mathematical thinking into activities and everyday involvement at home. Learn some math magic tricks and brain teasers to challenge your child at home. Audience: Parents of Kindergarten to Grade 9 students Facilitators: Carla Kozak, 780.429.8296 Cathy Campbell, 780.429.8648

MATHEMATICS - CHILDREN’S LITERATURE

“Education is not the filling of a pail but the lighting of a fire.” ~ William Butler Yeats

Children’s literature touches upon many of the big ideas in mathematics in ways that little people can understand. Learn valuable ideas for selecting and using books that illustrate mathematical concepts and enhance our understanding and enjoyment of mathematics. An excellent session to support a schools’ instructional focus in reading. Audience: Parents of Kindergarten to Grade 6 students Facilitators:

Carla Kozak, 780.429.8296 Cathy Campbell, 780.429.8648

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“Teaching and leading are clearly distinguishable occupations, but every great leader is clearly teaching – and every great teacher is leading.” ~ Gardner

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Assessment Practices • Assist in developing a shared understanding of key assessment issues and topics such as: assessment “of”, “for”, and “as” learning and communicating student learning • Facilitate discussions regarding school data and assist in planning next steps • Provide support to identify essential learning outcomes and to develop common assessments • Model how to effectively integrate assessment for learning practices • Facilitate collaborative HLAT marking • Provide training in the use of current technology to provide formative and summative measures of student understanding

Lorna Nyitrai 780.429.8257 Lorna.Nyitrai@epsb.ca

Cynthia Kelly 780.970.5229 Cynthia.Kelly@epsb.ca

Sid de Haan 780.429.8319 Sid.deHaan@epsb.ca

JOB EMBEDDED MOVING FORWARD WITH “WRITING” HLAT MARKING

DEVELOPING AN ASSESSMENT PLAN TO IMPROVE STUDENT LEARNING

Multi-school collaborative HLAT marking is job-embedded professional learning that engages teachers, promotes professional learning, and improves the timeliness of feedback to teachers in regards to standards and assessment. The central writing HLAT audit has moved forward by shifting to school cohort requests for collaborative marking. Student Assessment will fulfill collaborative marking requests by facilitating the initial stages of the marking process. School leaders may collaborate on scheduling HLAT writing and marking dates, then proceed to make a request to Student Assessment to facilitate the process.

By developing an assessment plan for one area of your subject curriculum, gain a deeper understanding of the importance and role of assessment in improving learning and guiding instruction. Learn about the impact of summative and formative assessment practices on student learning and create lessons and assessments that support your chosen curriculum focus. This job embedded approach includes time to plan, coach, model and/or team teach with the facilitator. Walk away with classroom ready materials based on your assessment plan.

NOTE: This process will not be available to individual schools.

ASMT001-01

Tues, Sept 21, 9:00 am - 3:30 pm AND Fri, Nov 19, 1:00 - 3:30 pm AND Fri, Jan 14, 1:00 - 3:30 pm AND Fri, Mar 11, 1:00 - 3:30 pm

Facilitator:

Lorna Nyitrai

Fee:

2.5 SDH or $300

Location :

Centre for Education

Contact Kathy McCabe (780.429. 8351) to design your learning plan.

JOB EMBEDDED DEVELOPING A SCHOOL WIDE ASSESSMENT PLAN TO IMPROVE STUDENT LEARNING School staff work collaboratively to develop a schoolwide assessment plan that reflects the core belief that all assessment is in the service of student learning. Will focus on: • improving teaching practice through the acquisition of knowledge and skills in assessment • integrating assessment into the daily work of teachers to guide instruction and improve learning • connecting to the learners’ needs (students’, teachers’, principals’ ) and may include modelling, teaching, observation and feedback.

Audience: Kindergarten to Grade 6 teachers

Contact Lorna Nyitrai to design your learning plan.

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Career and Technology Studies (CTS) • Provide service to teachers/schools related to curriculum implementation and assessment strategies and resources contained in the CTS program • Assist schools in implementing CTS programs based on student interests and needs, aligning strategies and resources to improve overall student achievement • Provide service in developing and supporting career, mentorship, work experience and Registered Apprenticeship Program (RAP) connections with CTS programming Gordon Balbar 780.498.8784 Gordon.Balbar@epsb.ca

COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY FOR JUNIOR HIGH TEACHERS Communications Technology has joined ‘Home Economics’ and ‘Industrial Arts’ to form the ‘big three’ of CTS courses at the Junior High level. Get a head start on your program development by learning about current and upcoming changes to curriculum and by working on course design over three after school sessions. Conversation will focus on photography and video and the development of materials for your media ‘tool kit’. We’ll share advice and work on best practices for instruction and assessment, consider equipment and software requirements, and, finally discuss the relationship of your class to the whole school and steps for networking with other teachers.

NETWORK FOR JUNIOR HIGH INDUSTRIAL ARTS AND FOODS TEACHERS (see Networks) THE SCHOOL BROADCASTER’S NETWORK AND VIDEOGRAPHERS (see Networks) WHMIS FOR TEACHING AND SUPPORT STAFF (see Science)

Audience: CTS teachers CTS0010-01

Wed, Oct 20, 4:00 - 6:00 pm AND Wed, Nov 17, 4:00 - 6:00 pm AND Thurs, Dec 9, 4:00 - 6:00 pm

Facilitator:

Gordon Balbar

Fee:

.75 SDH or $90

Location:

Newton School, Lab, 5523 - 122 Avenue

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“Tell me and I’ll forget. Show me and I’ll remember. Involve me and I’ll understand.” ~Confucius

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Comprehensive School Health • Provide a Comprehensive School Health process that starts from each school’s current situation,evolves from the schools unique concerns and priorities, and looks different in each school • Promote health and physical education instruction with a commitment to healthy choices and behaviours • Offer health and community services that focus on health promotions and provisions of appropriate services to students and families Andrew Morgan 780.429.8341 Andrew.Morgan@epsb.ca Kim Hordal 780.970.5242 Kim.Hordal@epsb.ca Sherry Melney 780.429.8390 Sherry.Melney@epsb.ca Toby Scott 780.498.8752 Toby.Scott@epsb.ca

JOB EMBEDDED HEALTHY ME, HEALTHY US! Healthy Me, Healthy Us is a comprehensive approach to the creation of a school environment which emphasizes the value of fair play, communication, cooperation, and respect. Students engage in their learning of these core values through physical education classes, interactive classroom presentations using literature, discussion and reflective activities centered on student’s mental health and physical well being. This empowers students to take initiative and become responsible, creative and healthy role models. It focuses on educating, coaching and providing students, staff and parents with a set of wholistic mental health and wellness tools. Students are encouraged to reflect, think critically, problem solve and apply the strategies to their 21st century world. A key component of the program is students examine how a small change can transform their lives and the school culture. Monthly on site coaching support and mentorship with Physical Education, Guidance and Counseling, and Programming for Student Differences consultants.

JOB EMBEDDED LEADER IN ME – INSPIRING GREATNESS ONE CHILD AT A TIME The Leader in Me is based on Franklin Covey’s 7 Habits of Highly Effective People and is geared toward children. It promotes a positive atmosphere, productive behaviors and is integrated into the core curriculum and everyday language. The seven habits will become part of your school’s culture and will produce improved results by developing students who have the skills and self-confidence to succeed as leaders in the 21st century. It is designed to decrease discipline referrals, teach and develop character and leadership through existing core curriculum, improve academic achievement and raise levels of accountability and engagement among both parents and staff. Audience: Kindergarten to Grade 12 Facilitators: Sherry Melney, Kim Hordal and Toby Scott Further information: Joan Martz-Krewusik or visit www.theleaderinme.org/index.html

Ongoing classroom sessions include: emotional regulation, creating youth leaders, positive playgrounds, nutrition plan, yoga, brain gym, cooperative games, taking ownership, problem solving through listening power, cyber bullying, visualization, positive self talk.

Division 1 - Eight half-hour classroom sessions Division 2 or 3 - Eight 1 hour classroom sessions Parent Council Information Session - 1 hour Full Day/two half days PL with staff

Contact Sherry Melney or Anita Homan to design your learning plan.

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Comprehensive School Health JOB EMBEDDED OLWEUS PROGRAM - PROMOTING A POSITIVE SCHOOL CULTURE AND EMPOWERING YOUTH LEADERSHIP The Olweus Program (pronounced Ol-VEY-us) is a comprehensive, school-wide program designed and evaluated for use in elementary, middle, or junior high schools. The goals are to reduce and prevent bullying problems among school children and to improve peer relations at school. It has been found to reduce bullying among children, improve the social climate of classrooms, and reduce related antisocial behaviors, such as vandalism and truancy.

LOW COST ADAPTED PE EQUIPMENT IDEAS FOR INDIVIDUAL SUPPORT PROGRAM (ISP) CLASSES Provide teachers and educational assistants with ideas for developing their Physical Education and Daily Physical Activity programs for their ISP students. Equipment will be available for trial. Audience: ISP Teachers and educational assistants PED0196-01

Tues, Nov 2, 1:00 - 3:00 pm

Facilitator:

Laurie Clifford

Fee:

.5 SDH or $60

Contact Sherry Melney or Toby Scott to design your plan.

Location:

Newton School, Mount Robson, 5523 - 122 Avenue

COMPREHENSIVE SCHOOL HEALTH AND WELLNESS AGENCY FAIR

DANCE, LEADERSHIP, AND SCHOOL SPIRIT!

Audience: Kindergarten to Division 3

One Stop Shopping at the Centre - Ever wonder how much time you spend emailing, leaving messages, returning calls to the many community agencies and speakers you arrange each year to come into your schools to present to your students and staff in your Health, or Career and Life Management and Physical Education classes? Collaborate and consult with the agencies at the fair and book speakers for your school. Audience: Kindergarten to Grade 12 Physical Education, Health and CALM teachers, administrators and counsellors

So what do dance, leadership and school spirit have in common? When you put them all together you get happy, upbeat, excited students who are also being active! Learn a variety of simple dances that you can take back to your school and use for DPA, whole school morning activity that gets the brain juices flowing, or for assemblies. This session will be active and a ton of fun! Audience: Kindergarten to Grade 6 teachers PED0198-01

Tues, Oct 26, 4:15 – 6:00 pm

GAC0005-01

Fri, Sept 17, 8:30 - 11:30 am

Facilitator:

Kim Hordal

Facilitators:

Sherry Melney, Kim Hordal, and Andrew Morgan

Fee:

.25 SDH or $30

Location:

Centre for Education

Fee:

.5 SDH or $60 (per school) Only register one person from your school, but all are welcome

Location:

Centre for Education

NETWORK FOR GUIDANCE AND COUNSELING (see Networks)

“Lack of activity destroys the good condition of every human being, while movement and methodical physical exercise save it and preserve it.” ~ Plato 30

LOW ORGANIZED GAMES Want to change your game unit for Physical Education and add some great games that teach team work and leadership to your K to 6 students? Then this session is for you. Learn different ways to modify existing games and how the simplest games meet many objectives in our Physical Education and Health curriculum. Come on out, be active and have fun! Walk away with some new ideas to get your games unit started! Audience: Kindergarten to Grade 6 teacher PED0197-01

Tues, Oct 19, 4:15 – 6:00 pm

Facilitator:

Kim Hordal

Fee:

.25 SDH or $30

Location:

Centre for Education

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Emerging Technologies • Coach school staff in planning for the effective integration of technology in specific curriculum areas or grade levels • Organize, support and facilitate personal and professional learning networks • Demonstrate how existing and emerging technologies can be used at the classroom level (ie. SMART Interactive White Boards, SMART Response System (Senteos), document cameras, Web 2.0 tools, Google Share, blogs, wikis, podcasting) • Provide specialized service in the area of assistive technology Anita Homan (Programming for Student Differences) 780.429.8022 Anita.Homan@epsb.ca Cathy Campbell (Elementary & Secondary: Math) 780.429.8648 Cathy.Campbell@epsb.ca Evelaine Goggin (Elementary: Social Studies and Science) 780.970.5228 Evelaine.Goggin@epsb.ca Gordon Balbar (Secondary: CTS) 780.498.8784 Gordon.Balbar@epsb.ca Jane Diner (Secondary: Science) 780.429.8220 Jane.Diner@epsb.ca Lorna Nyitrai (Elementary: Social Studies and Language Arts) 780.429.8214 Lorna.Nyitrai@epsb.ca

JOB EMBEDDED AT-RISK STUDENTS: ACHIEVING SUCCESS THROUGH ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY Students with diverse learning needs can present a challenge to teachers as the need to rely on literacy skills to gain access to and demonstrate learning increases. Assistive technology can provide the support that students need to participate successfully in the classroom. Explore technology-based solutions to barriers that students with learning challenges face in reading and writing and the process used for determining the most appropriate tool for student success. Audience: Division 1 to 4 Contact Sandra Gluth to design your learning plan.

Rick Stiles-Oldring (Secondary: Social Studies and Language Arts) 780.429.8243 Rick.Stiles-Oldring@epsb.ca Sandra Gluth (Programming for Student Differrences and Language Arts) 780.429.8586 Sandra.Gluth@epsb.ca Sid de Haan (Secondary: Language Arts) 780.429.8319 Sid.de.Haan@epsb.ca Tim Paetkau (All: Music) 780.429.8214 Tim.Paetkau@epsb.ca

JOB EMBEDDED BRIDGING THE DIGITAL DIVIDE As a whole-school approach, a commitment to digital literacy can enable schools to support students in making the most of the opportunities associated with digital technologies, develop critical thinking and creativity and engage with their lives in a way that has the potential to make their learning more relevant. Using the TPACK (Technological, Pedagogical and Content Knowledge) framework, explore ways technology can be integrated within subject areas as identified by teacher need. Identify a subject and unit on which to focus and choose the appropriate, pedagogical approach. Technology will be identified to support teaching and learning, including digital storytelling, podcasting, Google Earth, blogging, digital photography, etc. Collaboration, coaching or modelling a lesson and reflection will be built in. Audience: Division 1 and 2 Contact Evelaine Goggin to design your learning plan.

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Emerging Technologies JOB EMBEDDED STUDENT PORTAL LEAD TEACHER NETWORKS (see Networks) JOB EMBEDDED USING TECHNOLOGIES TO SUPPORT DIVERSE LEARNERS (see Networks) JOB EMBEDDED UNIVERSAL DESIGN FOR LEARNING: CALLING ALL LEARNERS! Combining technology with good instruction enhances educational and social participation for all students including those with learning challenges. Discover how you can incorporate essential, readily available technological tools to support your students by combining best practices for teaching and learning with flexible, usable, and accessible electronic and information technologies. Recognizing diversity as the norm in today’s classrooms, schools need to provide students with alternatives in how learning is represented, how students engage in their learning, and how they express or demonstrate what they have learned. By introducing and using a variety of technologies in the classroom, teachers can create a more accessible and flexible learning environment for ALL students. Audience: Division 1 to 4 Contact Sandra Gluth to design your plan.

ACCESS TO BOARD NOTES FOR STUDENTS WITH LOW VISION There are several mainstream products in schools today that require minimal adaptation to support students with low vision. This session will outline several options that provide students with low vision access to electronic board notes i.e. interactive whiteboards, projection systems etc. These options all include methods that bring the viewing image to the student, rather than the student to the front board. From simple to complex, the options for accessible viewing include: battery or AC powered display, desktop magnification system interface (CCTV) and laptop access via conferencing software. Audience: Classroom teachers and educational assistants TLT0230-01

Fri, Jan 28, 1:30 - 3:30 pm

Facilitators:

Niels Nicolajsen and Brenda Bentz

Fee:

.5 SDH or $60

Location:

Newton School, Lab, 5523 - 122 Avenue

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BOARDMAKER BASICS Boardmaker v.6 software is an essential tool for adapting symbol-based printed activities for students. A symbol database combined with an easy-to-use drawing program, Boardmaker features more than 4,500 Picture Communication Symbols (PCS) in 44 languages. In this hands-on workshop, participants will learn how to use the Boardmaker Program to create educationally based materials for students who benefit from the support of visuals. Learn how to create a variety of visual materials, how to import digital pictures into the program and how to use the Symbolate tool which automatically adds symbols to your text as you type. Audience: Classroom teachers and education assistants TLT0231-01

Thurs, Sept 23, 9:00 - 11:30 am

Facilitators:

Angela Rath and Ross Ehalt

Fee:

.5 SDH or $60

Location:

Newton School, Lab, 5523 - 122 Avenue

CLASSROOM SOUND SYSTEMS AND LEARNING The daily use of different technologies in the classroom is an expectation. SMART Bboards, computers, digital cameras and sound systems are in many or most classrooms throughout the district. This inservice will provide an overview of the 30 years of supportive research regarding the relationship between hearing, language, literacy, and classroom behaviour. Demonstration of effective use of classroom sound system technology will also be included. Audience: Classroom teachers, administrators, classroom support staff TLT0232-01

Mon, Nov 29, 1:00 - 3:30 pm

Facilitators:

Sarah Burns and Krista Yuskow

Fee:

.5 SDH or $60

Location:

Newton School, 5523 - 122 Avenue

COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY FOR JUNIOR HIGH CTS TEACHERS (see Career and Technology Studies) ENHANCING LANGUAGE SKILLS OF ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNERS THROUGH THE USE OF TECHNOLOGY (see ELL)

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Emerging Technologies HANDWRITING WITHOUT TEARS “Handwriting Without Tears” is a developmental printing and handwriting program for students of all levels. It includes fun, engaging and multi-sensory methods for teaching this academic and life skill. This session will give an overview of this program and compare it to others currently used in Alberta classrooms. Considerations for the classroom of the 21st century will be presented. Discuss when printing remediation is no longer appropriate.

MUSIC AND TECHNOLOGY (see Fine Arts) SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY (see Science) SMART BOARDS - LEVEL 1

TLT0233-01

Wed, Sept 29, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Intended for those new to SMART Boards and Notebook 10 who want to learn the basics of using the technology and explore different ways that this tool can be used to engage and teach students. Develop a comfort level around basic use of the SMART Board, learn how to work with objects to create your own interactive activities, share lesson exemplars illustrating integration of the SMART Board, highlight tutorials and teacher resources and include lots of hands-on.

Facilitators:

Andrea Petryk and Angela Rath

Division 1 and 2

Fee:

.5 SDH or $60

TLT0214-01

Wed, Sept 29, 9:00 am - 3:30 pm

Location:

Newton School, 5523 - 122 Avenue

Facilitator:

Tim Paetkau

Audience: Classroom teachers, educational assistants, special education coordinators, occupational therapists, speech language pathologists

KEYBOARDS FOR KIDS (see Literacy) LANGUAGE ARTS AND TECHNOLOGY (see Language Arts) MATH AND TECHNOLOGY (see Mathematics) MEDIA FOR ALL Video, animation and photography have an intrinsic ability to motivate students, can contribute to the building of students’ 21st century literacy skills, and are easier than you might think to apply in your academic or option classroom. Examine classroom based projects such as the ‘30-second movie’ and build your personal classroom media ‘tool kit’. Tie engaging assignments to your program of studies, share best practices for instruction and assessment, and discuss simple and inexpensive equipment requirements to take important first steps.

Division 3 and 4 TLT0214-02

Fri, Sept 24, 9:00 am - 3:30 pm

Facilitator:

Jane Diner

Fee:

1 SDH or $120

Location:

Newton School, Lab, 5523 - 122 Avenue

BEYOND THE BASICS: USING SMART BOARDS LEVEL 2 Designed for those who are comfortable with the SMART Board and ready to go to the next level. Examine strategies for using this learning tool to enhance curriculum and increase student engagement. Dedicated to effective lesson design (including differentiation and assessment) within a specific division and sharing of resources and ideas. Audience: Division 1 and 2 teachers with Level 1 training or are comfortable with SMART Boards and Notebook Software TLT0207-01

Tues, Nov 16, 9:00 am - 3:30 pm AND Wed, Nov 24, 9:00 am - 3:30 pm

Audience: Division 4 CTS teachers

Facilitator:

Evelaine Goggin

TLT0234-01

Thur, Oct 21, 1:00 - 3:30 pm AND Wed, Nov 17, 1:00 - 3:30 pm AND Thurs, Dec 16, 1:00 - 3:30 pm

Fee:

2 SDH or $240

Location:

Newton School, Lab, 5523 - 122 Avenue

Facilitator:

Gordon Balbar

Fee:

1.5 SDH or $200

Location:

Newton School, Lab, 5523 - 122 Avenue

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Emerging Technologies SMART BOARDS IN THE SECONDARY CLASSROOM: LEVEL 2 Designed for those who are comfortable with their SMART Board and ready to go to the next level using this learning tool to enhance instruction and increase student engagement. Advanced features of the SMART Board will be explored and plenty of time will be provided to become familiar with the new skills. Please bring lesson material to develop within Notebook software on the second day of this inservice. Audience: Division 3 and 4 teachers with Level 1 training or are comfortable with SMART Boards and Notebook Software TLT0211-01

Mon, Nov 29, 9:00 am - 3:30 pm AND Tues, Nov 30, 9:00 am - 3:30 pm

Facilitator:

SMART BOARDS FOR SUBSTITUTE TEACHERS Are you finding that there are more and more classes with SMART Boards? This session is designed specifically for substitute teachers to familiarize yourself with the use of SMART Boards. Develop a comfort level around basic use of the SMART Board, how to work with objects to create your own interactive activities, share lesson exemplars illustrating integration of the SMART Board, highlight tutorials and teacher resources, and include lots of hands-on. Please bring your EPSB login information and a USB memory stick to save your work. Audience: Supply teachers TLT0195-01

Mon, Nov 22, 9:00 am - 3:30 pm OR

Jane Diner

TLT0195-02

Mon, Jan 17, 9:00 am - 3:30 pm

Fee:

2 SDH or $232

Facilitator:

Evelaine Goggin

Location:

Newton School, Lab, 5523 - 122 Avenue

Fee:

1 SDH or $120

Location:

Newton School, Lab, 5523 - 122 Ave. (01) Centre for Education, Lab B (02)

SOCIAL STUDIES AND TECHNOLOGY (see Social Studies ) STARTING A SCHOOL-BASED TV STATION

USING TECHNOLOGY TO ENGAGE NON-WRITERS (see Literacy - Language Arts/English)

School-based broadcasting stations allow for the sharing of ‘student voice’, ensure the compelling, consistent delivery of the daily messages, and support ‘virtual assemblies’ as well as emergency broadcasts. New technology offers cost-effective choices in distribution: you can broadcast over your TV, over your school network, or over the web. Discuss technical and student staffing solutions. Audience: Division 1, 2, 3, and 4 teachers TLT0235-01

Wed, Oct 6, 8:30 am - 3:30 pm

Facilitator:

Gordon Balbar

Fee:

1 SDH or $120

Location:

Minchau School, 3615 - Millwoods Road East and J. Percy Page School, 2707 Millwoods Road, NW

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English Language Learners • Offer initial assessment of new English Language Learners (ELL) • Offer instructional and programming support, consultation and inservices • Provide assessment-based programming recommendations • Provide orientation information about the Alberta education system, general district information, student progress reports and other school-related information • Provide information about available community support services • Help build staff cultural proficiency Aruna Kalra 780.441.2210 Aruna.Kalra@epsb.ca Helen Yee 780.441.2203 Helen.Yee@epsb.ca Christine Cao 780.441.2205 Christine.Cao@epsb.ca Fadia Naaman 780.441.2208 Fadia.Naaman@epsb.ca Habiba Shurie 780.441.2202 Habiba.Shurie@epsb.ca Harmony Ryan 780.441.2200 Harmony.Ryan@epsb.ca Jeannette Austin-Odina 780.441.2211 Jeannette.Austin-Odina@epsb.ca Joyce Purdy 780.441.2204 Joyce.Purdy@epsb.ca Kathy Tran 780.441.2214 Kathy.Tran@epsb.ca

Nancy Musica 780.441.2206 Nancy.Musica@epsb.ca

Linda Siu 780.441.2207 Linda.Siu@epsb.ca

Valerie Behiels 780.441.2212 Valerie.Behiels@epsb.ca

Marie Wood 780.441.2209 Marie.Wood@epsb.ca

JOB EMBEDDED BUILDING BRIDGES BETWEEN HOME AND SCHOOL Research shows that when schools and parents work together as partners, it makes a world of difference in students’ engagement and achievement in school. What can schools do to ensure this happens? Ethnocultural consultants will help develop effective protocols for designing parent information and discussion sessions. We will address strategies, tools and skills for supporting productive dialogue with ELL parents. Focuses on how to promote and invite parent engagement, how to build stronger, collaborative relationships with parents, and how to strengthen partnerships with parents to promote continuity in expectations, goals and support for learning. Audience: ELL parents and extended families; school staff including support staff

JOB EMBEDDED ENGAGING ALL ELL STUDENTS Design lessons to engage all English Language Learners in your classrooms, with this follow up support to the ESL PL Day. Through a combination of processes including whole staff professional learning opportunities, facilitated coaching, collaborative planning, and reflection on lessons, one of our consultants will assist you in identifying areas for growth and in incorporating strategies for effectively differentiating instruction for English Language Learners, across all content areas of instruction. A plan will be developed tailored to the school’s specific needs. Audience: all schools Contact the ELSSC office (780.441.2200) to design your learning plan.

Contact Linda Siu to design your learning plan.

To Register . Call 780.429.8050 . Email consultingservices@epsb.ca

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English Language Learners JOB EMBEDDED ENGAGING ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNING PARENTS TO SUPPORT STUDENT LITERACY Research shows that parent involvement is essential to student success. Does your school want to increase ELL parent engagement in their children’s education? Consider implementing a series of family nights (max. 4) in which the opportunity will be given for parents to build relationships with the school; exchange cultural information; learn reading strategies that can be used with their children in both the first language and in English, and appreciate the value of first language in developing second language literacy. Experiential and hands-on projects may be added features depending on resources.

BOOK CLUB REFLECTION, CONVERSATION AND APPLICATION This year long session will immerse you in a professional reading and learning journey. Follow-up to our English Language Learners PL Day (with one meeting before the PL Day). Meeting as a group to reflect and discuss our featured speaker’s book will deepen your knowledge of ESL practices and theory. Find a collaborative approach to support your understanding of ELLs and your attempts to implement new strategies. Note: Copies of the book will be available Audience: Teachers and administrators ELL0035-01

Thurs, Oct 7, 1:00 - 3:30 pm AND Wed, Nov10, 1:00 - 3:30 pm AND Tues, Jan 25, 1:00 - 3:30 pm AND Tues, Mar1, 1:00 - 3:30 pm AND Tues, May 3, 1:00 - 3:30 pm

Contact the ELSSC office (780.441.2200) to design your plan.

Facilitator:

Valerie Behiels

Fee:

$0

JOB EMBEDDED K - 12 ESL PROFICIENCY BENCHMARKS AND NEXT STEPS

Location:

Newton School, 5523 - 122 Avenue

Note: 3-4 Family nights at schools, focused on supporting reading Audience: All school staff

Appropriate and differentiated programming is essential for the ELLs in our classrooms--and strategies differ according to each student’s current level of English proficiency. Determining proficiency is the first step and the Provincial K-12 ESL Proficiency BenchMarks (to be implemented Sept) can help in this process. In this introductory session, you’ll review the four strands (listening, speaking, reading, and writing) as they pertain to the five levels of language proficiency, and practice benchmarking authentic writing samples from ELLs. As followup, an ESL consultant can assist you in the process of “benchmarking” your ELL students and collaborate on programming ideas that will allow each student to move toward the next level of English language proficiency. Division 1 and 2 - Contact Jeannette Austin-Odina, Valerie Behiels, Nancy Musica or Joyce Purdy Division 3 and 4 - Contact Christine Cao or Marie Wood

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CREATING A WELCOMING AND DIVERSITY-FRIENDLY SCHOOL ENVIRONMENT As schools find themselves working towards inclusive education with ever increasing diverse students and families, it is important to create and/or highlight a welcoming and diversity-friendly learning environment for all learners. Research shows students’ achievement, attendance, attitude, and parental engagement improve in settings where they feel accepted, safe, valued, trusted and heard. Ethnocultural consultants will help school staff to look at a practical and holistic approach to provide a positive, respectful and culturally responsive environment that benefits all students, parents and visitors. Learn effective communication with diverse students and their families, as well as techniques to enhance school-family partnerships that help students succeed in school and in life will be addressed. Audience: All school staff including school volunteers ELL0036-01

Wed, Oct 13, 1:00 - 3:30 pm

Facilitators:

Habiba Shurie, Kathy Tran and Linda Siu

Fee:

$0

Location:

Newton School, 5523 - 122 Avenue

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PL Calendar September 2010 - January 2011

English Language Learners CULTURALLY RESPONSIVE PEDAGOGY: ADDRESSING DIVERSITY IN SCHOOLS Classrooms are increasingly places where diverse cultures meet. Teachers may find themselves in a cultural minefield where they must respect many different value systems. How can educators make their classroom a welcoming environment for all students regardless of cultural background? In this interactive session, participants will be involved in activities that will uncover their own cultural stances, explore the worldviews of others, and consider alternative teaching strategies that accommodate diverse students. Understanding the dilemmas that we may be creating - even inadvertently - is important so that schools can engage all students in successful learning. Audience: Teachers in all divisions, administrators, educational assistants

ENHANCING LANGUAGE SKILLS OF ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNERS THROUGH THE USE OF TECHNOLOGY English Language Learners (ELLs) need a variety of learning experiences as they develop their English language skills. An effective tool is the use of the computer, because technology can play an integral part in increasing their proficiency in vocabulary development, reading and writing. Develop an understanding of second language acquisition, and explore teaching strategies that are effective with English Language Learners. Various websites and digital programs that support these learners will also be shared. Audience: Division 1 and 2 teachers ELL0034-01

Tues, Nov 16, 1:00 - 15:30 pm

Facilitators:

Christine Cao and Lorna Nyitrai

ELL0037-01

Wed, Oct. 6, 1:00 - 3:30 pm

Fee:

.5 SDH or $60

Facilitators:

Joyce Purdy and Jeannette Austin-Odina

Location:

Centre for Education

Fee:

$0

Location:

TBA

ENGLISH LANGUAGE SUPPORT SERVICES CENTRE OPEN HOUSE Please join us for our annual Fall Open House at English Language Support Services Centre (ELSSC). This is a great opportunity to network with like-minded colleagues, meet your ELSSC, English as a Second Language (ESL) Consultant team and Ethnocultural Consultant team, and see what’s new in ESL resources from publisher representatives. Find out more about our new professional learning offerings and supports to schools this year - including our high school project - and how we can help you implement the new district Multicultural Regulation and K-12 Literacy Guiding Document, and the new Provincial K-12 ESL Proficiency Benchmarks. Note: There will be refreshments, snacks, and door prizes for your enjoyment.

THE EXPRESSIVE ARTS IN STUDENT ENGAGEMENT Is it a challenge to get your students to focus? Is it difficult to engage your ELLs, especially students from refugee backgrounds? Are your students stressed or have they experienced trauma in their lives? Join us for an experiential workshop that will explore some brain compatible strategies and self regulative skills through the expressive arts. It will put your students in an emotional place to make them open to instruction. Audience: All teachers ELL0039-01

Fri, Oct 22, 1:00 - 3:30 pm

Facilitators:

Jeannette Austin-Odina and Donna Mondor

Fee:

$0

Location:

Newton School, 5523 - 122 Avenue

Audience: All teachers and administrators ELL0038-01

Tues, Oct 19, 4:00 - 6:00 pm

Facilitator:

ELSSC staff

Fee:

$0

Location:

Newton School, 5523 - 122 Avenue

To Register . Call 780.429.8050 . Email consultingservices@epsb.ca

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English Language Learners FALL ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE (ESL) INSTITUTE

READING, WRITING AND ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNERS: RESEARCH-BASED STRATEGIES

Has your school population become increasingly diverse? Are there English language learners (ELLs) in your classes? Unsure of where to start? Tired of just coping? Come and truly understand ELLs and how to respond effectively to your changing student population. Let’s start at the beginning and cover information that will build your confidence in differentiating for ELL students. Includes: ESL coding and accountability requirements; available resources and supports; new Provincial ESL Proficiency Benchmarks; strategies for integrating language development and content learning; implementation of the District’s new Multicultural Policy and Regulation.

What does the research say about effective reading and writing strategies for English language learners? How do you teach reading and writing to a student who has a low proficiency in English? How do you stretch a mid-proficiency English language learner to higher levels of reading and writing? Explore ways to engage ELLs in successful reading and writing.

Note: 3 coaching/mentoring follow-up visits will be included. Audience: All teachers and administrators ELL0040-01

Thurs, Sept 16, 9:00 am - 3:30 pm AND Fri, Sept 17, 9:00 am - 3:30 pm

Facilitator:

Valerie Behiels

Fee:

$0

Location:

Newton School, 5523 - 122 Avenue

LEADING IN ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE SERIES Statistics Canada is projecting that by 2031, at least one in four people in Canada will have been born elsewhere. In considering this changing demographic, are you prepared to address the needs of the ever increasing population of English language learners in your schools? As current or future leaders in ESL, develop and explore your leadership role in ESL by examining current research that will broaden your persective of effective ESL programming at a local, national, and international level.

Audience: Division 1, 2 and 3 teachers ELL0042-01

Wed, Sept 29, 1:00 - 3:30 pm AND Wed, Nov 10, 1:00 - 3:30 pm

Facilitator:

Joyce Purdy

Fee:

$0

Location:

Newton School, 5523 - 122 Avenue

STRATEGIES FOR ORAL ACADEMIC LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT “Language precedes the pen”. The work of Dr. Kate Kinsella and Dr. Lance Gentile shows that oral language is foundational for reading and writing. Students need exposure and strategic oral practice in order to internalize sophisticated, academic language. Questioning is part of this powerful process. Participants will learn how to build oral language instruction into their regular teaching day. Audience: All division teachers ELL0043-01

Thurs, Oct 14, 9:00 am - 3:30 pm

Facilitators:

Jeannette Austin-Odina and Valerie Behiels

Fee:

$0

Location:

Newton School, 5523 - 122 Avenue

Audience: ESL educators and administrators ELL0041-01

Mon, Sept 27, 1:00 - 3:30 pm AND Tues, Oct 19, 1:00 - 3:30 pm AND Tues, Nov 30, 4:00 - 6:00 pm AND Wed, Jan 26, 1:00 - 3:30 pm AND Mon, Mar 14, 4:00 - 6:00 pm AND Tues, Apr 26, 1:00 – 4:00 pm

Facilitators:

Marie Wood and Christine Cao

Fee:

$0

Location:

Newton School, 5523 - 122 Avenue

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“A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops.” ~ Henry Brooks Adams

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Fine Arts - Art • Integrate visual arts into other areas of learning to strengthen knowledge and skills for a visual age. These include visual-spatial abilities, envisioning, innovating, reflection, and experimentation • Integrate technology, art and visual story telling • Provide a process for the integration of visual arts with math and science Robert Dmytruk 780.429.8347 Robert.Dmytruk@epsb.ca

JOB EMBEDDED SUPPORT NETWORK FOR SECONDARY ART TEACHERS (see Networks)

APPROACHES AND IDEAS USING THE PORTRAIT DIVISION 1

JOB EMBEDDED SUPPORT NETWORK FOR ELEMENTARY TEACHERS (see Networks)

Develop a variety of whimsical and engaging art plans that incorporate the portrait by participating in this workshop. Ideas and examples will be shared and a discussion of evaluation approaches will ensue. Create exemplars for a variety of winning portrait projects.

AN ABORIGINAL PERSPECTIVE - STORIES AND ART

Audience: Kindergarten to Grade 3 teachers

Engage in a brief encounter with Aboriginal culture, an important aspect of the new social studies program, through the power of story telling. The process is meant to acquaint teachers with oral tradition and the power of symbolic representation in retelling stories used in the Aboriginal culture. After the introduction participants will explore applications for integrating the stories with art and leave with plans for engaging students with an aboriginal perspective through art.

ART0202-01

Tues, Dec 7, 8:30 am -3:30 pm

Presenter:

Anna Hayes, art teacher

Facilitator:

Robert Dmytruk

Fee:

1 SDH or $120

Location:

Centre for Education

Audience: Grade 3 to 9 teachers

Three Junior High art teachers will each share plans and results of one art project that was successful in their art classroom. View examples and plans that will provide new project ideas at your school.

BEST OF THREE JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOLS

ART0186-01

Fri, Jan 7, 8:30am - 3:30 pm

Facilitators:

Dawn Marie Marchand, Aboriginal Education Consultant and Robert Dmytruk

Fee:

1 SDH or $120

ART0195-01

Tues, Nov 23, 4:00 - 6:00 pm

Location:

Centre for Education

Presenters:

Carla Bedford, Laureen Purkis, and Sharon Poetker Thompson, Art teachers

Facilitator:

Robert Dmytruk

Fee:

.25 SDH or $30

Location:

Centre for Education

Audience: Grade 7 to 9 teachers

To Register . Call 780.429.8050 . Email consultingservices@epsb.ca

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Fine Arts - Art EXPERIMENT WITH PRINTMAKING New to printmaking? Learn the basics. An experienced printmaker? Rejuvenate your unit with new printing and image generation ideas. Explore with lino cutting and experiment with single colour, multiple colours or “rainbow roll” and Chine-collé a traditional Japanese technique using rice paper. Be introduced to relief sculpture created by printing in plaster and clay. Plans and exemplars will be shared. All projects can be easily modified for the elementary classroom.

INTEGRATING THE ARTS INTO OTHER SUBJECT AREAS Learning in the 21st century is about critical, creative thinking and problem solving. Arts integration extends the learning of all students and allows for a variety of learning styles. This series will walk teachers through a process of planning for arts integration with other subject areas. Explore strategies for integration, assessment, lesson design and the arts research of Eric Jensen and Daniel Pink.

Audience: Division 2 to 4 teachers

Note: In addition, receive 1.5 hours of one-on-one coaching to review and enhance the integration process.

ART0200-01

Thurs, Oct 21, 8:30 am - 3:30 pm

Audience: Kindergarten to Grade 6 teachers and administrators

Presenter:

Mary Ann Dobson, art teacher

Facilitator:

Robert Dmytruk

Fee:

1 SDH or $120

ART0203-01

Wed, Oct 27, 8:30 - 11:30 am AND Thurs, Nov 25, 8:30 - 11:30 am AND Fri, Jan 14, 8:30 - 11:30 am AND Thurs, Feb 10, 8:30 - 11:30 am

Location:

Centre for Education

Facilitators:

Tim Paetkau and Robert Dmytruk

Fee:

4 SDH or $480

Location:

Archives and Museum, 10425 - 99 Avenue

FOUND OBJECT SCULPTURE - DIVISION 3 AND 4 It has been nearly one hundred years since Marcel Duchamp introduced his ‘ready-mades’ and this session will use Duchamp’s ideas as a starting point for creating found object sculptures. Examples of student solutions will be presented. Ideas and handouts will be shared to get students thinking about the symbolic potential of objects as they reference culture. Audience: Division 3 and 4 art teachers and teachers of AP and IB Art ART0201-01

Tues, Oct 19, 4:00 - 6:00 pm

Presenter:

Theron Lund, art teacher

Facilitator:

Robert Dmytruk

Fee:

.25 SDH or $30

Location:

Harry Ainlay School, 4350 - 111 Street

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PLANNING A YEAR IN ART FOR JUNIOR HIGH Features successful studio projects from Grades 7, 8, and 9 which were created over the course of a school year. Observe student assignments ranging from beginning exercises to more complex undertakings. A wide variety of media and processes using both two and three dimensional work will be presented. Assessment and UbD strategies will be introduced. Audience: Grade 7 to 9 teachers ART0153-01

Tues, Nov 2, 8:30 am - 3:30 pm

Facilitator:

Robert Dmytruk

Fee:

1 SDH or $120

Location:

Centre for Education

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PL Calendar September 2010 - January 2011

Fine Arts - Art THE REMARKABLE JOY OF EXPLORING WITH COLOUR - DIVISION 2 Painting and working with colour is vital to a good art program. This session will provide many new ideas for working with tempera, watercolour, oil pastel and plasticine. Includes successful lesson plans, examples of student work, assessment ideas and time to explore with paint. Return to your classroom with exemplars of your own making as well as powerful ideas. Audience: Grades 4 to 6 teachers ART0204-01

Wed, Nov 3, 8:30 am - 3:30 pm

Presenter:

Evelyn Martin, Art teacher

Facilitator:

Robert Dmytruk

Fee:

1 SDH or $120

Location:

Edmonton Christian NE School, 5940 - 159 Avenue

SCULPTURE: SIMPLE AND SMALL This basic introduction will feature the skills and techniques necessary to create small and simple sculptures. Some of the materials used include scrap wood, aluminum foil, plaster tape and mixed media objects. Sculpture concepts and methods will be explained and demonstrated. Several practical plans will be presented that will promote visual learning in your classroom. Create a small exemplar during the session. Audience: Grade 3 to 9 teachers ART0146-01

Tues, Oct 26, 4:00 - 6:00 pm

Facilitator:

Robert Dmytruk

Fee:

.25 SDH or $30

Location:

Centre for Education

WHMIS FOR TEACHING AND SUPPORT STAFF (see Science)

“It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.� ~ Albert Einstein

To Register . Call 780.429.8050 . Email consultingservices@epsb.ca

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Fine Arts - Music / Drama / Dance • Provide professional learning on the implementation of the music curriculum, instructional strategies, programming, assessment and technologies • Provide support for teachers of music, drama and dance • Conduct professional learning in arts integration, including language, literacy and social studies • Provide information on musical repertoire, equipment, resources, rehearsal techniques, external programs, etc. Tim Paetkau 780.429.8214 Tim.Paetkau@epsb.ca Kim Hordal 780.970-5242 Kim.Hordal@epsb.ca

JOB EMBEDDED NETWORK FOR ELEMENTARY MUSIC TEACHERS (see Networks) JOB EMBEDDED NETWORK FOR JUNIOR HIGH MUSIC TEACHERS (see Networks) JOB EMBEDDED NETWORK FOR JUNIOR HIGH DRAMA TEACHERS (see Networks) JOB EMBEDDED NETWORK FOR DANCE TEACHERS (see Networks) CHRISTMAS CONCERT EXTRAVAGANZA AND SWAP Join us for the annual exploration of suitable repertoire for school Christmas concerts and programs. Share a variety of materials suitable for elementary Christmas/Winter celebrations and share programming ideas for school concerts. Musicals, choral literature, handbell and recorder repertoire will also be featured. Handouts will be available for workshop participants. Bring along musicals and music you have used and trade with interested teachers. Audience: Kindergarten to Division 2 music teachers MUS0001-01

Mon, Sept 27, 4:15 - 6:00 pm

Facilitator:

Tim Paetkau

Fee:

.25 SDH or $30

Location:

Centre for Education

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EFFECTIVE CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT IN THE MUSIC ROOM Focus on assisting students who experience behaviour difficulties in the music room. Learn how to use proactive strategies that facilitate maximum teaching and learning in the music room. Plan for success and incorporate low key responses and logical consequences. Learn to observe, interpret, prevent and respond to misbehaviour. In the spirit of collaboration, come ready to share ideas and techniques that work for you. Audience: Kindergarten to Grade 6 music teachers MUS0183-01

Tues, Sept 21, 1:00 - 3:30 pm

Facilitators:

Tim Paetkau and Vicki Sabourin

Fee:

.5 SDH or $60

Location:

Archives and Museum, 10425 - 99 Avenue

“Music expresses that which cannot be put into words and cannot remain silent” ~ Victor Hugo

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Fine Arts - Music / Drama / Dance EMERGENCY BAND INSTRUMENT REPAIR CLINIC Have a band instrument that has broken down right before the concert? Need a quick fix? Scott MacMillan of the Wind Shoppe will walk you through the basics of instrument repair and show you how to fix your woodwinds and brass in a pinch. Audience: Division 3 and 4 band teachers

INTEGRATION OF SMART BOARDS IN JUNIOR/SENIOR HIGH MUSIC Touch, explore, experience, and have questions about SMART Boards answered. Develop a comfort level around basic use of the SMART Board including lots of hands-on. Discuss effective lesson design (including differentiation and assessment) within a music classroom and share resources and ideas.

MUS0184-01

Fri, Oct 29, 1:00 -3:30 pm

Presenter:

Scott MacMillan, the Wind Shoppe

Facilitator:

Tim Paetkau

MUS0162-01

Tues, Oct 19, 9:00 am - 3:30 pm AND Tues, Jan 25, 9:00 am -3:30 pm

Fee:

.5 SDH or $60

Facilitator:

Tim Paetkau

Location:

The Wind Shoppe, 5220 - 86 Street

Fee:

2 SDH or $240

Location:

Newton School, Lab, 5523 – 122 Avenue

INTEGRATING THE ARTS INTO OTHER SUBJECT AREAS (see Fine Arts - Art) HANDBELLS IN THE CLASSROOM Explore the use of handbells in the regular music classroom as well as in the extra-curricular handbell choir. Includes participatory demonstrations of ringing techniques and repertoire suitable for classroom integration and for the handbell choir. Set-up options and strategies for classroom integration also included. Audience: Kindergarten to Grade 6 music teachers MUS0185-01

Wed, Oct 13, 8:30 - 11:30

Presenter:

Glenda Pickering, teacher

Facilitator:

Tim Paetkau

Fee:

.5 SDH or $60

Location:

York School, 13915 - 61 Street

INTEGRATION OF SMART BOARDS IN ELEMENTARY MUSIC Touch, explore, experience, and have questions about SMART Boards answered. Develop a comfort level around basic use of the SMART Board including lots of hands-on. Discuss effective lesson design (including differentiation and assessment) within a music classroom and share resources and ideas. Audience: Kindergarten to Grade 6 music teachers MUS0161-01

Tues., Oct 12, 9:00 am - 3:30 pm AND Fri, Oct 22, 9:00 am - 3:30 pm

Facilitator:

Tim Paetkau

Fee:

2 SDH or $240

Location:

Newton School, Lab, 5523 – 122 Avenue

Audience: Division 3 and 4 teachers

JAZZ IMPROVISATION WITHIN THE LARGE ENSEMBLE Explore jazz improvisation within a jazz band. Techniques, strategies, and music will be explored and demonstrated. Audience: Grade 7 to 12 band teachers MUS0186-01

Tues, Nov 2, 1:00 - 3:30 pm

Presenter:

Gerald Dubyk

Facilitator:

Tim Paetkau

Fee:

.5 SDH or $60

Location:

Victoria School, 10210 - 108 Avenue

MELODIC LITERACY (Watch for it in the next PL Calendar) MODEL TEACHING: LEARNING FROM EXPERIENCE Join us in a conversation around a lesson. Watch an experienced music teacher teach a lesson and then have a conversation about what you saw. Classroom management, assessment, differentiation, technique and much more will be discussed. Audience: Kindergarten to Grade 6 music teachers MUS0177-01

Tues, Jan 18, 12:30 - 3:30 pm

Presenter:

Roxanne Hutson, teacher

Facilitator:

Tim Paetkau

Fee:

.5 SDH or $60

Location:

Greenfield School, 3735 - 114 Street

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Fine Arts - Music / Drama / Dance MUSIC PLANNING WITH THE SMART BOARD IN MIND

PLANNING YOUR MUSIC YEAR

Plan effective music lessons using Notebook Software. Examine strategies as to how SMART Boards can enhance the learning already happening in classrooms. Other technologies and programs will also be examined.

Get a jumpstart on your year. A chance to collaborate with your colleagues as you plan for the upcoming year. Work together to create year plans, examine resources, classroom set up, instructional and management strategies and assessments.

Kindergarten to Grade 6 MUS0169-01

Tues, Oct 12, 9:00 am - 3:30 pm AND Fri, Oct 22, 9:00 am - 3:30 pm

Grade 7 to 12

Note: Available in two options; full day (more comprehensive) or as an after school session. Audience: Kindergarten to Grade 6 music teachers MUS0077-01

Thur, Aug 26, 9:00 am – 3:30 pm

Facilitator:

Tim Paetkau

Tim Paetkau

Fee:

1 SDH or $120

Fee:

2 SDH or $240

Location:

Newton Lab, 5523 - 122 Avenue

Location:

John A. McDougall, Music Room 10930 - 107 Street

MUS0077-02

Tues, Sept 14, 4:15 - 6:00 pm

MUSICAL EXPLORATION THROUGH CHILDREN’S LITERATURE

Facilitator:

Tim Paetkau

Fee:

.25 SDH or $30

Musical exploration and play are important aspects for musical development in young children. Experience how children’s literature can be used as a springboard for musical exploration and development. Includes examples of whole group musical activities that scaffold musical behaviour and ideas in play centres. Gain ideas on how to set up and facilitate musical play centres in early childhood and music classrooms as a classroom teacher or a music specialist.

Location:

Centre for Education

Audience: Early Childhood, Kindergarten to Grade 2 teachers and music teachers

Audience: Kindergaten to Grade 9 music and drama teachers

MUS0170-01

Tues, Oct 19, 9:00 am - 3:30 pm AND Tues, Jan 25, 9:00 am - 3:30 pm

Facilitator:

SIMPLE CONCERT STAGE EFFECTS Come join ALLSTAR Productions as they walk us through the use of lighting, sound and stage effects for concert use. From basic to more complex, learn how to bring a wow factor to your concerts to enhance student performances. MUS0178-01

Thurs, Oct 28, 8:30 - 11:30 am

Facilitator:

Tim Paetkau

Fee:

.5 SDH or $60

Tim Paetkau

Location:

ALLSTAR Productions, 10331 - 176 Street

Fee:

.5 SDH or $60

Location:

U of A Child Studies Centre Education Building

SMART BOARDS AND CRITICAL LEARNINGS

MUS0187-01

Fri, Oct. 1, 1:00 - 3:30 pm

Presenter:

Laurel Nikolai, U of A Child Studies Centre

Facilitator:

Join a group to discuss critical learnings in the music room and then work together to create SMART Board activities that correlate to these critical learnings. Finished products will be posted on the SHARE site. Audience: Kindergarten to Grade 6 music teachers

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MUS0188-01

Tues, Oct. 26, 9:00 am -3:30 pm

Facilitator:

Tim Paetkau

Fee:

1 SDH or $120

Location:

Newton School, Lab, 5523 – 122 Avenue

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Learning Resources • Assist with mentoring and coaching of school library staff • Provide support in analyzing and developing a school library collection that supports 21st century literacies • Facilitate re-envisioning of libraries from, layout to technology, to the role of the library in the 21st century • Provide ongoing support for Follett library software and MARC Wizard • Provide assistance in the handling and the creation of library materials (ie. ordering, visual displays, etc.) Betty-Lou Ayers 780.429.8567 Betty.Lou-Ayers@epsb.ca Jean Olsen 780.429.8562 Jean.Olsen@epsb.ca

JOB EMBEDDED INQUIRY-BASED LEARNING AND 21st CENTURY TECHNOLOGY TOOLS

JOB EMBEDDED High Schools: SUPPORTING Inquiry-based Learning IN A DIGITAL WORLD

Collaboratively plan with teachers new to teacher librarianship and their staffs inquiry units directly related to curriculum. Coach teachers in planning for the effective integration of technology across curriculum areas and/or grade levels. Model the use of existing and emerging technologies to support inquiry-based learning (Web 2.0 tools, Google Share, blogs, wikis, podcasting).

Collaboratively plan with high school teachers inquiry units directly related to curriculum. Coach teachers in using new digital tools such as online databases and e-books that support inquiry. Demonstrate stategies for effective web searching.

Contact Betty-Lou Ayers to design your learning plan.

JOB EMBEDDED Supporting Teachers in Inquiry-based Learning: Add in the Technology Factor

Contact Betty-Lou Ayers to design your learning plan.

JOB EMBEDDED TEACHER-LIBRARIAN PROFESSIONAL LEARNING NETWORK (see Networks)

Collaboratively plan with teachers inquiry units directly related to curriculum. Coach teachers in planning for the effective integration of technology across curriculum areas and/or grade levels (Web 2.0 tools, blogs, wikis, Google Share, podcasting). Demonstrate strategies for inquiry-based teaching Contact Betty-Lou Ayers to design your learning plan.

To Register . Call 780.429.8050 . Email consultingservices@epsb.ca

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Learning Resources 21st CENTURY SCHOOL LIBRARIES - SUPPORTING AND ENGAGING OUR STUDENTS While the classroom has traditionally been the place where teachers transfer knowledge to students, the library has been the place where knowledge is stored, exchanged, and rediscovered by new generations. As technology has dramatically changed traditional classroom and teacherstudent paradigms, it is also altering the role of libraries, creating new challenges and opportunities. Deepen your understanding of the changes/shifts in thinking that are required in order to support 21st century learning for your students. Rich dialogue will be shared in a collaborative atmosphere around the following four shifts: • Libraries: From Place to Function • Utilizing Technology for Better Customer Care • Ensuring Equality Online • Democracy and Learning Audience: Teacher librarians and library staff LRS0097-01

Wed, Oct 6, 8:30 - 11:30 am AND Wed, Nov 10, 8:30 - 11:30 am AND Wed, Jan 19, 8:30 - 11:30 am AND Wed, Mar 16, 8:30 - 11:30 am

Facilitator:

Betty-Lou Ayers

Fee:

2 SDH or $240

Location:

Centre for Education

BEST OF THE BEST FOR ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS: A CELEBRATION OF CHILDREN’S LITERATURE (Mark your calendar for Feb 2. Watch for it in the next PL Calendar) FOLLETT LIBRARY SYSTEM - ADVANCED CATALOGUING Using the Cataloguing Module of the Follett Library System, focus on changing and enhancing the cataloguing database. Topics include global changes to headings, icon changes and adding “see” and “see also” cross-references through Authority Records.

FOLLETT LIBRARY SYSTEM - ADVANCED REPORTS Discover the wealth of information the Extract Data feature of Follett’s Reports module can provide. Audience: All school library staff LRS0067-01

Fri, Nov 5, 1:00 - 3:30 pm

Facilitator:

Jean Olsen

Fee:

.5 SDH or $60

Location:

Centre for Education, Lab B

FOLLETT LIBRARY SYSTEM - SYSTEM SETUP System Setup determines how your installation of the Follett Library System will handle various types of materials, circulation policies, patron types and much, much more. Examine District conventions and those functions which can be tailored to the individual school library. Audience: School library staff LRS0074-01

Fri, Sept 24, 8:30 - 11:30 am OR

LRS0074-02

Fri, Jan 14, 8:30 - 11:30 am

Facilitator:

Jean Olsen

Fee:

.5 SDH or $60

Location:

Centre for Education, Lab B

FOLLETT LIBRARY SYSTEM - USING CATALOGUING Introduces the cataloguing and OPAC (Online Public Access Catalog) modules of the Follett Library System. Audience: School library staff LRS0027-01

Fri, Oct 15, 8:30 - 11:30 am

Facilitator:

Jean Olsen

Fee:

.5 SDH or $60

Location:

Centre for Education, Lab B

FOLLETT LIBRARY SYSTEM - USING CIRCULATION

Audience: School library staff

Introduces the circulation functions including patron and item information, transactions and overdues.

LRS0059-01

Fri, Nov 5, 8:30 - 11:30 am

Audience: School library staff

Facilitator:

Jean Olsen

LRS0029-01

Fri, Sept 24, 1:00 - 3:30 pm OR

Fee:

.5 SDH or $60

LRS0029-02

Fri, Jan 14, 1:00 - 3:30 pm

Location:

Centre for Education, Lab B

Facilitator:

Jean Olsen

Fee:

.5 SDH or $60

Location:

Centre for Education, Lab B

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Learning Resources INTERNET SOURCES OF MARC RECORDS FOR YOUR LIBRARY Explore some of the Internet sites from which free MARC records can be downloaded (National Library of Canada, Library of Congress, British Library) or copy cataloguing obtained (The Alberta Library, ATA Library, etc.). Bring some titles to search and a memory stick to download records for your library database. Audience: School library staff LRS0081-01

Fri, Oct 15, 1:00 - 3:30 pm

Facilitator:

Jean Olsen

Fee:

.5 SDH or $60

Location:

Centre for Education, Lab B

INTRODUCING DEWEY AND SEARS Wondering how to find the best classification number for a non-fiction resource? What subject headings should you use for new library materials? Learn how to use the Abridged Dewey Decimal Classification and Sears List of Subject Headings in cataloguing items for your library. Audience: School library staff LRS0096-01

Tues, Oct 26, 8:30 - 11:30 am

Facilitator:

Jean Olsen

Fee:

.5 SDH or $60

Location:

Centre for Education

LIBRARY BOOT CAMP Are you new or fairly new to school libraries? Ensure that your library is making a difference in the lives of your students. Emphasize important strategies and solutions for typical issues and tasks involved in the operation of your library including: • Supporting 21st century literacies through book selection • Operation and maintenance of the library • Cataloguing and processing new materials • Integrating children’s literature across the curriculum • Reading promotion and support of literacy programming • Research and inquiry process • Optional on-site analysis, planning and assistance. Audience: School library staff LRS0092-01

Wed, Oct 13, 8:30 - 11:30 am AND Wed, Nov 17, 8:30 - 11:30 am AND Wed, Jan 12, 8:30 - 11:30 am AND Wed, Mar 9, 8:30 - 11:30 am AND Wed, Apr 13, 8:30 - 11:30 am

Facilitators:

Jean Olsen and Betty-Lou Ayers

Fee:

2.5 SDH or $300

Location:

Centre for Education

USING MARC WIZARD Not just a source of bibliographic records, MARC Wizard can be used to manipulate and clean up your Follett database. Includes: spell-checking records, correcting capitalization, ‘finding and replacing’ changes to holdings data such as call number prefixes and prices. Audience: School library staff

“I’ve traveled the world twice over, Met the famous; saints and sinners, Poets and artists, kings and queens, Old stars and hopeful beginners, I’ve been where no-one’s been before, Learned secrets from writers and cooks All with one library ticket To the wonderful world of books.”

LRS0091-01

Fri, Oct 22, 8:30 - 11:30 am OR

LRS0091-02

Thurs, Jan 13, 8:30 - 11:30 am

Facilitator:

Jean Olsen

Fee:

.5 SDH or $60

Location:

Centre for Education, Lab B

~ Anonymous

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Literacy - Language Arts / English • Support implementation of AISI Cycle Four and the principles in the K-12 Literacy Guiding Document Brent McKeown 780.970.5227 Brent.McKeown@epsb.ca Cathy Pettapiece 780.472.5834 Cathy.Pettapiece@epsb.ca Danielle Moore 780.429.8261 Danielle.Moore@epsb.ca Evelaine Goggin 780.970.5228 Evelaine.Goggin@epsb.ca Irene Heffel 780.429.8270 Irene.Heffel@epsb.ca Kim Hordal 780.970.5242 Kim.Hordal@epsb.ca Su Kerslake 780. 429..8261 Su.Kerslake@epsb.ca

JOB EMBEDDED RE-IMAGINING LITERACY IN YOUR SCHOOL (SECONDARY)

JOB EMBEDDED START FRESH AND RESTART PLANNING A JUNIOR HIGH LANGUAGE ARTS YEAR

Are you looking for an effective way to help your secondary school staff engage with the K-12 Literacy Guiding Document and develop a meaningful approach to literacy at your school/site? Are you searching for meaningful and effective ways to implement literacy instruction across content areas? Designed to offer support and structure as you frame your school literacy goals. The facilitators are all experienced literacy educators who have taken Pearson’s Stepping Out course (A literacy leader course built around the latest research emerging in Australia, Canada and the United States). Designed to speak specifically to the K-12 Literacy Guiding Document by providing both theory and practical strategies that will enhance student engagement and development at every grade level and in every subject area.

Develop a rich, comprehensive Junior High Language Arts program that allows you to keep those high leverage strategies that engage your students and add some new ones to your repertoire. Areas addressed will include:

Whole Staff Job Embedded Professional Learning Our consultants work with your entire staff on an ongoing basis to help develop a common literacy vocabulary and design and implement cross-curricular and cross-division literacy strategies that will engage and inspire teachers and students alike. Teacher Leader Job Embedded Professional Learning Our consultants work with your lead teachers in a collaborative environment with colleagues from other schools to develop literacy leadership capacity. Deepen understanding of practical knowledge and the leadership and facilitation skills necessary to return to schools and work with staff in developing effective literacy practice across the subject areas.

• • • • • •

Prioritizing curriculum outcomes Best practices in writing Best practices in reading Best practices in formative and summative assessment Trait teaching approaches New literacy tools, such as Digital storytelling, blogging and much more Teachers will leave with practical and fresh ideas, deeper understandings of ideas that have been with us for awhile and a rich collaborative experience with colleagues. Audience: Junior high language arts teachers Contact Irene Heffel or Sid de Haan to design your learning plan.

JOB EMBEDDED K-12 LITERACY GUIDING DOCUMENT NETWORK (see Networks) JOB EMBEDDED IB LEARNING NETWORK (ENGLISH A1 HIGHER LEVEL) (see Networks)

Contact Brent McKeown,Irene Heffel, Jane Diner, Jennifer Wilson, Sid de Haan or David Evans to design your learning plan.

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Literacy - Language Arts / English JOB EMBEDDED DEEPENING UNDERSTANDING FOR QUALITY LITERACY TEACHING Wondering how to successfully prepare students for the ‘transliteracy’ of the 21st century? Are you looking for an effective way to map out implementation of the principles in the new K-12 Literacy Guiding Document? Essential to both is the development of students as successful literacy learners. Explore and examine personal beliefs about literacy teaching and learning and connect those beliefs to practical, purposeful learning experiences. Explore a wide range of effective instructional approaches to support student success. Assessment will be embedded into the practice of teaching literacy skills, and reflect on student work to inform our teaching. Ongoing support for implementation will be provided through coaching/planning visits. Designed to connect the K–12 Literacy Guiding Document to current, proven research-based practices. Provide both theory and practical strategies to increase student engagement, skills and understandings at every grade level. Whole Staff Job Embedded Professional Learning Our consultants would work with your entire staff on an ongoing basis to help develop a common literacy vocabulary and design and implement literacy strategies that will engage and inspire teachers and students alike. Contact Lorna Nyitrai or Evelaine Goggin to design your school based learning plan OR register for the DEEPENING UNDERSTANDING FOR QUALITY LITERACY TEACHING NETWORK (see Networks).

FIRM FOUNDATIONS Up to one-third of the students in Kindergarten and Grade 1 classrooms are at-risk for literacy difficulties. Research has indicated that phonological awareness is an important predictor of reading acquisition and achievement. Phonological awareness, combined with letter-sound knowledge, enables students to gain word recognition, and word recognition contributes to reading comprehension. Learn how to develop students’ knowledge of words, syllables and sounds in your kindergarten classrooms with multisensory, play-based learning activities, which were developed BY teachers FOR teachers. Firm foundations is one part of a balanced approach to literacy and is based on work done in the North Vancouver School District.

JOB EMBEDDED STUDIES IN AUTHORS Is there an author out there that you would like to learn more about in a collaborative environment? Come together with a small group of teachers to form an author study group that will look at a particular text or group of texts through a teaching lens. Decide on texts for study, grade level(s) and work to design a study of the author’s work that generates exciting, rigorous and sustainable learning experiences for teachers and students alike. Audience: Division 3 and 4 English language arts teachers Contact Brent McKeown to design your learning plan.

6 + 1 TRAITS OF WRITING New to 6 + 1 Writing? Explore practical and highly effective strategies to implement 6 + 1 Traits of Writing. The traits of ideas, organization, word choice, sentence fluency, voice and conventions/presentation become the language of peer and self assessment as students become confident and proficient writers. The power of 6 + 1 in differentiated writing instruction will be emphasized. Planning and sharing of ideas and literature are an ongoing part of this series. Audience: Kindergarten to Grade 6 teachers

Kindergarten to Grade 3 LIT0020-01

Tues, Oct 19, 1:00 - 3:30 pm AND Mon, Dec 6, 1:00 - 3:30 pm AND Mon, Feb 14, 1:00 - 3:30 pm AND Mon, May 2, 1:00 - 3:30 pm

Grades 4 to 6 LIT0020-02

Tues, Oct 19, 9:00 - 11:30 am AND Mon, Dec 6, 9:00 - 11:30 am AND Mon, Feb 14, 9:00 - 11:30 am AND Mon, May 2, 9:00 - 11:30 am

Facilitator:

Lorna Nyitrai

Fee:

2 SDH or $240

Location:

Centre for Education

EDUCATIONAL ASSISTANTS SUPPORTING THE LANGUAGE ARTS CLASSROOM (see Networks)

Audience: Kindergarten teachers

Six 2 hour inservices Six 2 hour modelling/coaching sessions Assistance with pre- and post-assessments of students

Fee:

16.5 SDH or $1980

For additional info. or to register contact Cathy Pettapiece, Su Kerslake, or Sylvia Hannah.

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Literacy - Language Arts / English FREEDOM WRITERS: FROM APATHY TO ENGAGEMENT Look at how you can implement the Freedom Writers program into the activities that you already use, develop new activities that will engage your students in reading and writing, and study techniques that allow for greater academic success in your classroom. Last year, the District had the opportunity to learn from Erin Gruwell, the teacher behind the best seller The Freedom Writers. Come learn from Division 1, 2, 3 and 4 teachers who have implemented strategies from the Freedom Writers Diary Teachers Guide and discover how you can use these in supporting the principles in the K-12 Literacy Guiding Document. Break out groups, according to Division, will occur at each session. Opportunities to observe the teacher presenters can be arranged.

INTRODUCTION TO LITERACY ASSESSMENT IN YOUR CLASSROOM Practical, formative classroom assessment practices in reading and writing will set your students up for literacy success. Become familiarized with the Fountas and Pinnell Benchmark Assessment System for levels K to Grade 8 and the Oral Language Acquisition Inventory. Information and ideas will be shared on the administration of these assessment tools and how to use the information and data collected to guide teaching to support student growth in reading and writing. Note: Opportunities for follow-up coaching will be available upon request. Audience: Kindergarten, Division 1 and 2 teachers

View an article written by Paris Lieske, YouThink magazine at: www.youthink.ca/node/3201

LIT0025-01

Mon, Oct 4, 8:30 am - 3:30 pm AND Tues, Nov 16 8:30 am - 3:30 pm

LIT0032-01

Fri, Oct 1, 1:00 - 3:30 pm

Facilitators:

Trish Clare and Vicki Sabourin

Presenters:

Barb Fouts-Melnychuk, Danyn Bradley, Tamara Franko and Marie Soprovich, teachers

Fee:

2 SDH or $240

Location:

Centre for Education

Facilitator:

Anita Homan

I’VE BEGUN 6 TRAITS, NOW WHAT?

Fee:

.5 SDH or $60

Location:

Newton School, 5523 - 122 Avenue

As part of a collaborative team, explore, create and share lessons for the sub-trait skills that support each of the 6 Traits. Through model lessons, a deeper understanding of how to involve students in the process of developing criteria, giving feedback and self assessment will emerge. Volunteer classrooms will participate in lessons that are planned and taught by the facilitator and/or teacher. Three model lessons will be observed by participants, followed by a debriefing session that will support the implementation of 6 Traits in your writing program.

FROM SCRATCH - EXPLORING FILM Attempt to enter into the initial viewing experience of a film in a collaborative environment. Come together to watch a new film (a recent release that holds some promise for classroom applications) and discuss both the technical aspects of the film and the approaches that could be taken to teach it. The intent is to help remember what it might feel like for a student to watch a film for the first time and it is hoped, open up some authentic dialogue about how to teach a film.

Audience: Kindergarten to Grade 6 teachers

Kindergarten to Grade 3

LIT0028-01

Wed, Oct 20, 4:30 - 9:00 pm

Facilitator:

Brent McKeown

LIT0022-01

Fee:

1 SDH or $120

Grade 4 to 6

Location:

Lillian Osbourne School, 2019 Leger Road

LIT0022-02

Mon, Sept 20, 4:00 - 600 pm AND Fri, Oct 22, 9:00 - 1130 am AND Fri, Jan 7, 9:00 - 11:30 am AND Fri, Apr 8, 9:00 - 11:30 am

Facilitator:

Lorna Nyitrai

Fee:

1.75 SDH or $210

Location:

Centre for Education

Audience: Division 4 English language arts teachers

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Mon, Sept 20, 4:00 - 600 pm AND Fri, Oct 22, 1:00 - 3:30 pm AND Fri, Jan 7, 1:00 - 3:30 pm AND Fri, Apr 8, 1:00 - 3:30 pm

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Literacy - Language Arts / English KEYBOARDS FOR KIDS

SMALL GROUP LITERACY INTERVENTION

Do you have a student who struggles with printing or writing or who has nearly unintelligible penmanship? Or maybe you have a student who becomes frustrated with paper/pencil writing tasks or one who struggles with note taking and writing first drafts? Learn about strategies and devices that can provide support for students with writing challenges. Participants will each receive on loan an AlphaSMART Neo (portable word processor) to trial with an identified student.

Ongoing network assists teachers in setting up an effective and engaging small group literacy intervention. Learn how to work with division one students who are having difficulty learning how to read and write. Focus on providing quality, small group instruction to those students who need more than daily guided reading instruction.

Audience: Kindergarten to Division 4 teachers

Note: Opportunities for follow-up coaching will be available upon request Audience: Division 1 and 2 teachers working with students struggling with literacy

LIT0024-01

Mon, Sept 27, 8:30 - 11:30 am AND Mon, Nov 22, 8:30 - 11:30 am

LIT0024-02

Mon, Sept 27, 1:00 - 3:30 pm AND Mon, Nov 22, 1:00 - 3:30 pm

LIT0027-01

Mon, Oct 25, 8:30 - 11:30 am AND Mon, Nov 29, 8:30 - 11:30 am AND Mon, Dec 6, 8:30 - 11:30 am

Facilitator:

Sandra Gluth

Facilitator:

Trish Clare

Fee:

1 SDH or $120

Fee:

1.5 SDH or $180

Location:

Coronation School, 10925 - 139 Street

Location:

Centre for Education

LITERACY CENTRES AND THE SMARTBOARD Engage your students in literacy centres at the SMART Board. Learn to build a variety of interactive literacy centres for small groups using poetry, songs, your favourite read-alouds, Tumblebooks, UnitedStreaming and Book Flicks. Create literacy centres that will encourage your children to work collaboratively while they practice reading comprehension. Bring poems, songs and your favourite read-alouds to create centres that compliment your current classroom themes. If you’re starting from scratch, no worries, there will be resources available

SMART BOARDS FOR DIVISION 3 AND 4 ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS TEACHERS Designed to allow secondary English Language Arts teachers the opportunity to develop a working knowledge of basic SMART Board technology, while using Notebook software to develop English Language Arts specific applications in a collaborative environment. Audience: Division 3 and 4 Language Arts teachers LIT0029-01

Fri, Nov 12, 9:00 am - 3:30 pm

Facilitators:

Jane Diner and Brent McKeown

Prerequisite: Level 1 SMART Board skills

Fee:

1 SDH or $120

Audience: Division 1 and 2 teachers

Location:

Archives and Museum, 10425 - 99 Avenue

Division 1 LIT0023-01

Wed, Oct 13, 9:00 am - 3:30 pm

Division 2 LIT0023-02

Wed, Oct 27, 9:00 am - 3:30 pm

Facilitators:

Evelaine Goggin and Lorna Nyitrai

Fee:

1 SDH or $120

Location:

Newton School, Lab, 5523 - 122 Avenue

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Literacy - Language Arts / English TEACHING THE CRITICAL ESSAY

USING TECHNOLOGY TO ENGAGE NON-WRITERS

The word “essay” is loaded with connotations for the average student and teacher, and unfortunately, these are often overwhelmingly negative connotations. We’ll operate from the premise the essay is the most fertile of written forms and even something as seemingly black and white as a critical analytical essay can allow students a range of writing choices. Explore a variety of ways to engage students in the writing process and explore approaches to writing critically that include everything from magazine writing to preparing for diploma examinations.

Sometimes writing a paper in class can be as unpleasant as a trip to the dentist. Introducing assistive technology into the process can engage and inspire non-writers. You’ll be amazed to see the results as you learn what you can do to support your students. This session will highlight practical ideas and strategies on how to use readily accessible technologies that support and improve literacy skills and empower reluctant writers.

Audience: Division 3 and 4 English language arts teachers LIT0030-01

Tues, Sept 28, 9:00 am - 3:30 pm

Facilitator:

Brent McKeown

Fee:

1 SDH or $120

Location:

Archives and Museum, 10425 - 99 Avenue

TEACHING THE NOVEL Teaching the novel is inherently paradoxical in that we are attempting to take the private act of reading and bring it into the public space of our classrooms. Explore this paradox as we look at inspiring and instructive ways to engage all students in novel studies.

Audience: Kindergarten to Division 4 teachers

Kindergarten to Division 2 LIT0026-01

Wed, Oct 20, 9:00 am - 3:30 pm AND Fri, Dec 10, 9:00 am - 3:30 pm

Division 3 and 4 LIT0026-02

Fri, Oct 29, 9:00 am - 3:30 pm AND Wed, Dec 8, 9:00 am - 3:30 pm

Facilitator:

Sandra Gluth

Fee:

2 SDH or $240

Location:

Newton School, Lab, 5523 - 122 Avenue

WEAVING LITERATURE IN SOCIAL STUDIES (see Social Studies)

Audience: Division 3 and 4 English language arts teachers LIT0031-01

Tues, Nov 23, 9:00 am - 3:30 pm

Facilitator:

Brent McKeown

Fee:

1 SDH or $120

Location:

Archives and Museum, 10425 - 99 Avenue

“Learn as much by writing as by reading.” ~ lord Acton

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Literacy - Balanced Literacy • Begin with two years of job-embedded professional learning to implement a balanced approach from Kindergarten to Grade 6 based on tenets developed from recent research on literacy learning • Provide intensive in-school coaching and modelling for teachers as well as inservicing • Continue ongoing job-embedded literacy learning after two years in a division • Support Quality Teaching as identified in the K-12 Literacy Guiding Document Barb Waring 780.429.8261 Barb.Waring@epsb.ca Britt Potvin 780.429.8261 Britt.Potvin@epsb.ca Coralie Kerr 780.429.8261 Coralie.Kerr@epsb.ca Danielle Moore 780.429.8261 Danielle.Moore@epsb.ca Jennifer Kozak 780.429.8261 Jennifer.Kozak@epsb.ca Karen Loerke 780.429.8261 Karen.Loerke@epsb.ca Kathy Nawrot 780.429.8261 Kathy.Nawrot@epsb.ca Laura Jennings 780.429.8261 Laura.Jennings@epsb.ca Leanne Opgenorth 780.429.8261 Leanne.Opgenorth@epsb.ca Mary MacGregor 780.429.8261 Mary.MacGregor@epsb.ca Mary Winton 780.429.8261 Mary.Winton@epsb.ca Su Kerslake 780.429.8261 Su.Kerslake@epsb.ca Wendy Lougheed 780.429.8261 Wendy.Lougheed@epsb.ca

JOB EMBEDDED BALANCED LITERACY KINDERGARTEN - YEAR ONE

JOB EMBEDDED BALANCED LITERACY KINDERGARTEN - YEAR TWO

First year of implementation addresses a balanced approach to literacy instruction aligned with the Language Arts Program of Studies. Focuses on instruction in oral language, reading, writing, and working with words (including phonemic awareness development). Emphasizes a supported to independent literacy learning model for students. Provides teachers with job embedded, scaffolded learning in implementing effective research-based strategies.

Deepening understanding and refinement of best practices in oral language, reading, writing, and working with words (including phonemic awareness development).

Audience: Year One Balanced Literacy Kindergarten

Prerequisite: Year One Balanced Literacy Kindergarten

4 coaching/demonstration teaching visits AND 4 after school inservices 4:00 - 6:00 pm

Fee:

10 SDH or $1200

5 coaching/demonstration teaching visits AND 5 after school inservices 4:00 - 6:00 pm

Fee:

12 SDH or $1440

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Literacy - Balanced Literacy JOB EMBEDDED BALANCED LITERACY DIVISION ONE - YEAR ONE

JOB EMBEDDED BALANCED LITERACY DIVISION TWO - YEAR TWO

First year of implementation addresses a balanced approach to literacy instruction aligned with the Language Arts Program of Studies. Focuses on instruction in oral language, reading, writing, and working with words. Emphasizes a supported to independent literacy learning model for students. Provides teachers with job-embedded scaffolded learning in implementing effective research-based strategies.

Deepening understanding and refinement of best practices in oral language, reading, writing, and working with words.

9 coaching/demonstration teaching visits with teacher planning time AND 2.5 days + 8 Thursday after school inservices

Fee:

28 SDH or $3360

JOB EMBEDDED BALANCED LITERACY DIVISION ONE - YEAR TWO Deepening understanding and refinement of best practices in oral language, reading, writing, and working with words. Prerequisite: Year One Balanced Literacy Division One

7 coaching/demonstration teaching visits AND 7 Thursday after school inservices

Fee:

19 SDH or $2280

Prerequisite: Year One Balanced Literacy Division Two

7 coaching/demonstration teaching visits AND 7 Thursday after school inservices

Fee:

19 SDH or $2280

JOB EMBEDDED BEYOND YEAR ONE AND TWO BALANCED LITERACY DEEPENING GUIDED READING Continued classroom coaching visits to refine and extend your reading practice. Prerequisite: For teachers who completed two years of Balanced Literacy at Division One or Two in Jun 2008 or later.

3 coaching visits

Fee:

6 SDH or $720

JOB EMBEDDED BEYOND YEAR ONE AND TWO BALANCED LITERACY - DEEPENING WRITING Continued classroom coaching visits to refine and extend your writing practice.

JOB EMBEDDED BALANCED LITERACY - DIVISION TWO - YEAR ONE

Prerequisite: Completed two years of Balanced Literacy at Division One or Two in Jun 2008 or later.

First year of implementation addresses a balanced approach to literacy instruction aligned with the Language Arts Program of Studies. Focuses on instruction in oral language, reading, writing, and working with words. Emphasizes a supported to independent literacy learning model for students. Provides teachers with job-embedded scaffolded learning in implementing effective research-based strategies.

Conversations facilitated by Balanced Literacy Reading Specialists help you stay current with new ways of thinking, reflect on your practices, and benefit from the ideas and experiences of other teachers. A chance to network with colleagues, share literacy ideas and lessons, ask questions, and explore topics within the K-12 Literacy Guiding Document that will help you meet the needs of the students in your classroom.

9 coaching/demonstration teaching visits AND 2.5 days & 9 Thursday after school inservices with teacher planning time

Fee:

28 SDH or $3360

3 coaching visits

Fee:

6 SDH or $720

JOB EMBEDDED BEYOND YEAR ONE AND TWO BALANCED LITERACY - CONVERSATIONS KINDERGARTEN TO GRADE 6

Prerequisite: Completed two years of Balanced Literacy

3 coaching/demonstration teaching visits AND 4 after school inservices 4:00 - 5:30 pm

Fee:

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7 SDH or $840

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Literacy - Balanced Literacy JOB EMBEDDED BEYOND YEAR ONE AND TWO BALANCED LITERACY - UPDATING DIVISION ONE

BALANCED LITERACY COORDINATOR TRAINING OUT OF DISTRICT

Opportunity to revisit Balanced Literacy, refresh your literacy practices and update your knowledge of recent research and new materials. Connect your literacy practices to the K-12 Literacy Guiding Document.

A Balanced Literacy Coordinator Training Program enables out of district educators to inservice and coach teachers in their own district so that teachers can implement Balanced Literacy in their classrooms.

Prerequisite: Completed two years of Balanced Literacy Division One

9 coaching/demonstration teaching visits with teacher planning time AND 1 day & 8 Thursday after school inservices

Fee:

27 SDH or $3240

JOB EMBEDDED BEYOND YEAR ONE AND TWO BALANCED LITERACY- UPDATING DIVISION TWO Opportunity to revisit Balanced Literacy, refresh your literacy practices and update your knowledge of recent research and new materials. Connect your literacy practices to the K-12 Literacy Guiding Document. Prerequisite: Completed two years of Balanced Literacy Division Two

9 coaching/demonstration teaching visits AND 1 day & 8 Thursday after school inservices and teacher planning time

Fee:

27 SDH or $3240

LITERACY!

JOB EMBEDDED PRINCIPAL: THE INSTRUCTIONAL LEADER IN LITERACY A recurring theme in research and literature on literacy initiatives is the importance of the school administrator as an instructional leader. Those schools where the principal takes an active role in the literacy initiative have a better chance of improving student achievement. Topics include the components of Balanced Literacy, the K-12 Literacy Guiding Document and the fit of AISI Cycle 4 - engagement and literacy demands of the 21st century. Audience: Principals of Kindergarten to Grade 6

1 on-site visit & and 3 inservices during school hours

Fee:

“No skill is more crucial to the future of a child, or to a democratic and prosperous society, than literacy.” ~ Toby Zabinski

2 SDH or $ 240

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Literacy Intervention - Reading Recovery • An individualized literacy intervention program for students who struggle with reading and writing in Grade 1. • One-to-one 30 minutes/day lesson model supplements regular classroom teaching • Aims to bring students to average achievement in reading and writing in 12 to 20 weeks. Note: Reading Recovery is an internationally trademarked program. Visit consultingservices.epsb.net/Reading Recovery Bonnie Lebowitz 780.429.8503 Bonnie.Lebowitz@epsb.ca Christine Fraser 780.429.8483 Christine.Fraser@epsb.ca Mary Kennedy 780.498.8751 Mary.Kennedy@epsb.ca

JOB EMBEDDED READING RECOVERY - INITIAL TEACHER TRAINING During this year-long Reading Recovery training, teachers are trained to assess and identify students in the lowest achievement range and provide these students with individually designed and delivered lessons. Teachers will: • expand their background in literacy theory • learn observational assessment techniques • match books to students’ level of instruction • analyze text difficulty • determine the most effective next step in reading and writing procedures for an individual child • discuss methods of making powerful teaching decisions • learn practical reading and writing procedures including: problem-solving using multiple sources of information; methods of hearing and recording sounds in words; learning how words work using phonemic awareness and word patterns • understand the relationship between reading and writing.

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Based on an apprenticeship model where teachers learn the procedures and theory while working directly with students. Each trainee takes a turn teaching behind a one-way glass giving the other teachers an opportunity to discuss good reading and writing processing. They are supported by a teacher leader who: • conducts the training sessions • visits schools to observe the trainee’s teaching • discusses their most challenging children • offers assistance in methods and procedures. Note: Lessons are individual and are taught for half an hour daily. The Reading Recovery Module includes 22 inservices and 5 school visits. First session:

Fri, Sept 3, 9:00 - 11:00 am

Fee:

32 SDH or $3840

Contact Christine Fraser or Mary Kennedy to register.

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Literacy Intervention - Reading Recovery READING RECOVERY CONTINUING CONTACT Provides opportunities for trained Reading Recovery teachers to continue to expand their understanding of theory and research, collectively consider procedures for the children who are hardest to teach and maximize success with program delivery. This is required professional learning for all trained teachers who are currently teaching Reading Recovery. The job embedded module includes teaching live lessons for colleagues and at least one school coaching visit throughout the year. Audience: Grade 1 teachers RR00005-01

Thurs, Sept 9, 9:00 -11:00 am (Other dates TBA)

Facilitators:

Christine Fraser and Mary Kennedy

Fee:

10 SDH or $1200

Location:

Centre for Education

A “CRASH COURSE” IN ADMINISTERING THE OBSERVATION SURVEY IN EARLY LITERACY ACHIEVEMENT TO READING RECOVERY STUDENTS This session is for teachers at schools that have Reading Recovery, who need training in administering Marie Clay’s Observation Survey of Early Literacy Achievement. Audience: Elementary teachers LIT0002-01

Fri, Oct 15, 9:00 am - 3:30 pm

Facilitators:

Christine Fraser and Mary Kennedy

Fee:

1 SDH or $120

Location:

Northmount School, Reading Recovery Room, 14020 - 88A St.

“I remember the look of the unreadable page the difficult jumble and then the page became transparent and then the page ceased to exist: at last I was riding this bicycle all by myself.” ~ Cilla McQueen

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Literacy Intervention - Leveled Literacy Intervention • A small-group, intervention program designed for students in Kindergarten to Grade 3 who struggle with reading and writing • The 30 minutes/day lesson model supplements regular classroom teaching • Designed to bring students up to the level of performance in their classroom in 14 to 20 weeks Note: This program is not designed to take the place of Reading Recovery Britt Potvin 780.429.8261 Britt.Potvin@epsb.ca Danielle Moore 780.429-8261 Danielle.Moore@epsb.ca Karen Loerke 780.429.8261 Karen.Loerke@epsb.ca Valerie Behiels 780.429.8261 Valerie.Behiels@epsb.ca

JOB EMBEDDED LEVELED LITERACY INTERVENTION TRAINING PROGRAM Leveled Literacy Intervention (LLI) is daily, systematic, small group instruction designed to support struggling readers and writers K-3. Schools with a matching grant will work with students in Grades 2 and 3 only for LLI is ONE part of a comprehensive school-wide balanced approach to literacy. Training Year includes: 10 half day inservices and 5 coaching visits to be arranged. Note: Limited registraton is available to schools not confirmed as part of the intervention matching grant project. LLI0001-01

Fri, Sept 3, 1:00 - 3:30 pm AND Fri, Oct 1, 1:00 - 3:30 pm AND Fri, Nov 5, 1:00 - 3:30 pm AND Fri, Dec 3, 1:00 - 3:30 pm AND Fri, Jan 7, 1:00 - 3:30 pm AND Fri, Feb 4, 1:00 - 3:30 pm AND Fri, Mar 11, 1:00 - 3:30 pm AND Fri, Apr 8, 1:00 - 3:30 pm AND Fri, May 6, 1:00 - 3:30 pm AND Fri, Jun 3, 1:00 - 3:30 pm

Facilitators:

Britt Potvin, Danielle Moore, Karen Loerke and Valerie Behiels

Fee:

15 SDH or $1800

Location:

Centre for Education

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“Reading is a basic tool in the living of a good life.” ~ Mortimer J. Adler

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Literacy - Middle Years Literacy Intervention (MYLI) • A literacy intervention program designed for students in Grades 3 to 9 who struggle with literacy learning. • Students are taught in one-to-one or small group settings for 45 minutes/day lasting 15 to 20 weeks. Kathy Nawrot 780.429-8261 Kathy.Nawrot@epsb.ca Jennifer Kozak 780.429.8261 Jennifer.Kozak@epsb.ca Karen Loerke 780.429-8261 Karen.Loerke@epsb.ca Barb Waring 780.429-8261 Barb.Waring@epsb.ca

MIDDLE YEARS LITERACY INTERVENTION (MYLI) GRADES 3 TO 9 Key features of the program include: instruction is provided by certified teachers; each student has an intense program of regular instruction in addition to classroom literacy activities; and teachers providing MYLI instruction must commit to one year of professional development training and participate in ongoing professional development as part of a continuing contact group in subsequent years. Audience: Teachers of intervention programs for students in Grades 3 to 9 who are at risk in their literacy learning. Teachers need to have specific time built into the timetable for teaching student(s) within the MYLI framework (3-5 sessions per week; 3045 minutes per session). MYLI000-01

Mon, Sept 13, 1:00 - 3:30 pm AND 7 additional Monday sessions AND 2 coaching sessions

Facilitators:

Kathy Nawrot, Jennifer Kozak, Karen Loerke and Barb Waring

Fee:

10 SDH or $1200

Location:

Newton School, 5523 - 122 Avenue

MYLI CONTINUING CONTRACT A continuation of MYLI provides teachers with support in delivering MYLI in Grades 3 to 9 in a one-to-one and/or small group setting. Prerequisite: Initial MYLI training completed Audience: Teachers who have completed the initial MYLI training and continue to teach students in Grades 3 to 9 who are at risk in their literacy learning. Teachers need to have specific time built into the timetable for teaching student(s) within the MYLI framework (3-5 sessions per week; 30-45 minutes per session). MYLI001-01

Mon, Oct 18, 1:00 - 3:30 pm AND Mon, Nov 22, 1:00 - 3:30 pm AND Mon, Feb 28, 1:00 - 3:30 pm AND Mon, Apr 11, 1:00 - 3:30 pm AND 1 coaching visit

Facilitators:

Kathy Nawrot and Jennifer Kozak

Fee:

5 SDH or $600

Location:

Northmount School, 14020 - 88A Street

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Mathematics • Assist teachers with math planning and instruction • Offer instructional strategies to enhance learning • Support teachers in planning for comprehensive assessment and evaluation of student growth • Demonstrate research-based teaching methods to actively engage students in the learning process • Organize and facilitate math game nights and information sessions for parents and students Carla Kozak (Div 1, 2) 780.429.8296 Carla.Kozak@epsb.ca Cathy Campbell (Div 2, 3) 780.429.8648 Cathy.Campbell@epsb.ca John Scammell (Div 4) 780.970.5226 John.Scammell@epsb.ca Sylvianne Perry (Div 2, 3) 780.498.8790 Sylvianne.Perry@epsb.ca

JOB EMBEDDED LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES IN MATHEMATICS Consultants will collaborate with school staff/department on an ongoing basis to support implementation of the revised Program of Studies. This professional learning plan will be developed with each school or teacher individually to best meet specific needs in support of the principles of the K-12 Literacy Guiding Document. Consultants will help to identify areas for growth and support teachers using processes which may include modelling, cooperative planning, coaching, team teaching, and reflecting on lessons using a lesson study model. These collaborative supports will be framed around topics requested by the school and/or teacher and may include: using manipulatives effectively, learning through problem solving, incorporating games and centers, using a balanced assessment approach, facilitating student mathematical conversations, and incorporating technology. Contact one of the Math consultants to design your learning plan.

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POWER OF TEN Explore and deepen your knowledge of Trevor Calkin’s Power of Ten program. Emphasis will be on strategies that encourage students to make connections and build their numeracy skills. Topics include looking into brain research and the theory behind the Power of Ten, teaching all the math strands each week, incorporating calendar and graphing activities every day, learning place value strategies that really work, and using projects to reinforce the curriculum’s big ideas. Note: The Power of Ten materials will be required. Information on purchasing will be available at the first session. Audience: Division 1 and 2 teachers MAT0212-01

Wed, Oct 20, 8:30 am - 3:30 pm AND Mon, Nov 29, 8:30 - 11:30 am AND Fri, Jan 14, 8:30 - 11:30 am AND Thurs, Feb 10, 8:30 - 11:30 am

Facilitator:

Carla Kozak

Fee:

2.5 SDH or $300

Location:

Newton School, 5523 - 122 Avenue and participants’ schools

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Mathematics POWER OF TEN PLUS MORE

MATH 4 ALL

Participants who are familiar with the Power of Ten program are invited to attend this module to obtain extensions to this program, to incorporate technology and to further develop project based learning. Updates to this program and related resources will also be shared.

Professional learning opportunities continue to be offered for math teachers in Kindergarten to Grade 10 who are required to implement the revised Program of Studies. This initiative provides wrap-around support to teachers and principals, focusing on supporting the pedagogical shift suggested by the Program of Studies, connecting to the K-12 Literacy Guiding Document, creating awareness of the available resources, discussing assessment strategies and providing opportunities to share ideas with colleagues.

Audience: Division 1 and 2 teachers MAT0218-01

Wed, Oct 20, 8:30 am - 3:30 pm AND Mon, Nov 29, 8:30 - 11:30 am AND Fri, Jan 14, 8:30 - 11:30 am AND Thurs, Feb 10, 8:30 - 11:30 am

Facilitator:

Carla Kozak

Fee:

2.5 SDH or $300

Location:

Centre for Education, Room 2334 and schools TBD

SMART BOARD AND MATH LEVEL 2 Intended for math teachers who are comfortable with their SMART Board and ready to go to the next level. We will share resources and ideas to enhance math instruction and increase student engagement. The day will be dedicated to designing effective activities and lessons. Participants will be given collaborative hands-on time.

Division 1 MAT0219-01

Tues, Nov 23, 9:00 am - 3:30 pm

Facilitators:

Carla Kozak and Cathy Campbell

Division 2 MAT0219-02

Thurs, Nov 25, 9:00 am - 3:30 pm

Facilitator:

Cathy Campbell

Division 3

Note: Due to funding provided by Alberta Education through the Edmonton Regional Learning Consortium (ERLC) there is no charge for these learning opportunities. In addition, supply teacher costs are covered by the District for participating teachers. Math 4 All participants are encouraged to register for the Numeracy Professional Learning Day with Marian Small on Fri, Nov 12. (See PL Days section for registration details)

Division 1 Year 1 Principal Session M4AY111-P-01

Mon, Sept 27, 8:45 am - 3:30 pm

Division 1 Year 1 M4AY111-01

Mon, Sept 27, 8:45 am - 3:30 pm AND Mon, Dec 6, 8:45 - 11:30 am AND Tues, Feb 15, 8:45 - 11:30 am AND Mon, Apr 18, 8:45 - 11:30 am

Division 1 Year 2 M4AY211-01 M4AY211-02

Mon, Oct 18, 8:45 -11:30 am OR Tues, Oct 19, 8:45 - 11:30 am AND

M4AY212-01 M4AY212-02

Mon, Jan 17, 8:45 - 11:30 am OR Tues, Jan 18, 8:45 - 11:30 am

Division 1 Year 3

MAT0219-03

Mon, Sept 27, 9:00 am - 3:30 pm

Facilitators:

Cathy Campbell and John Scammell

M4AY311-01 M4AY311-02

Mon, Oct 25, 8:45 - 11:30 am OR Tues, Oct 26, 8:45 - 11:30 am AND

MAT0219-04

Thurs, Sept 16, 9:00 am - 3:30 pm

M4AY312-01 M4AY312-02

Mon, Jan 31, 8:45 - 11:30 am OR Tues, Feb 1, 8:45 - 11:30 am

Facilitators:

John Scammell and Cathy Campbell

Facilitators:

Carla Kozak

Fee:

1 SDH or $120

Location:

Newton School, 5523 - 122 Avenue

Division 4

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Mathematics Division 2 Year 1 Principal Session

Division 4 Year 1 Principal Session

M4AY121-P-01

M4AY141-P-01

Tues, Sept 28, 8:45 am - 3:30 pm

Fri, Oct 1, 8:45 am - 3:30 pm

Division 2 Year 1

Division 4 Year 1

M4AY121-01

M4AY141-01

Fri, Oct 1, 8:45 am - 3:30 pm AND Mon, Dec 13, 1:00 - 3:30 pm AND Thurs, Feb 24, 1:00 - 3:30 pm AND Tues, Apr 19, 1:00 - 3:30 pm

Facilitators:

John Scammell and Cathy Campbell

Tues, Sept 28, 8:45 am - 3:30 pm AND Mon, Dec 6, 1:00 - 3:30 pm AND Tues, Feb 15, 1:00 - 3:30 pm AND Mon Apr 18, 1:00 - 3:30 pm

Division 2 Year 2 M4AY221-01 M4AY221-02

Mon, Oct 18, 1:00 - 3:30 pm OR Tues, Oct 19, 1:00 - 3:30 pm AND

M4AY222-01 M4AY222-02

Mon, Jan 17, 1:00 - 3:30 pm OR Tues, Jan 18, 1:00 - 3:30 pm

Coaching Year 1

Division 2 Year 3

M4ACYR1-01

M4AY321-01 M4AY321-02

Mon, Oct 25, 1:00 - 3:30 pm OR Tues, Oct 26, 1:00 - 3:30 pm AND

Coaching Year 2

M4AY322-01 M4AY322-02

Mon, Jan 31, 1:00 - 3:30 pm OR Tues, Feb 1, 1:00 - 3:30 pm

M4ACYR2-01

Facilitators:

Carla Kozak

Coaching Year 3

Division 3 Year 1 Principal Session M4AY131-P-01

Thurs, Sept 30, 8:45 am - 3:30 pm

Division 3 Year 1 M4AY131-01

Thurs, Oct 14, 8:45 - 11:30 am AND Thurs, Jan 20, 8:45 - 11:30 am

Division 3 Year 3 M4AY331-01

Thurs, Oct 21 8:45 - 11:30 am AND Thurs, Feb 3, 8:45 - 11:30 am

Facilitators:

Cathy Campbell,Greg McInulty, John Scammell and Sylvianne Perry

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Fri, Oct 8, 8:45 - 11:30 am AND Fri, Feb 11, 8:45 - 11:30 am

M4ACYR3-01

Fri, Oct 15, 8:45 - 11:30 am AND Fri, Feb 18, 8:45 - 11:30 am

Facilitators:

Cathy Campbell, Greg McInulty and John Scammell

Fee:

$0

Location:

TBA

Thurs, Sept 30, 8:45 am - 3:30 pm AND Mon, Dec 13, 8:45 - 11:30 am AND Thurs, Feb 24, 8:45 - 11:30 am AND Tues, Apr 19, 8:45 - 11:30 am

Division 3 Year 2 M4AY231-01

Thurs, Nov 4, 8:45 - 11:30 am AND Thurs, Dec 2, 8:45 - 11:30 am AND Thurs, Feb 10, 8:45 - 11:30 am AND Thurs, Mar 10, 8:45 - 11:30 am

“The teacher who is indeed wise does not bid you to enter the house of his wisdom but rather leads you to the threshold of your mind.” ~ Khalil Gibran

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Networks • Provide school staff with meaningful, productive collaboration as well as opportunities to reflect on and enhance practice • Meet regularly to discuss student learning needs, to work collaboratively to support each member’s professional learning • Driven by the needs and interests of the participants Debbie Jackson 780.429.8274 Debbie.Jackson@epsb.ca Joan Martz-Krewusik 780.429.8571 Joan.Martz-Krewusik@epsb.ca Laurie Beggs 780.429.8574 Laurie.Beggs@epsb.ca Louise Osland 780.429.8596 Louise.Osland@epsb.ca

NETWORK FOR BEHAVIOUR AND LEARNING ASSISTANCE TEACHERS

NETWORK FOR BROADCASTERS AND VIDEOGRAPHERS

As a true network, this learning opportunity is driven by the needs of the teachers supporting students with complex special education needs including pervasive and chronic behaviour disorders. Help guide the process and select issues of mutual interest. Supporting and engaging students in our BLA programs will be a central focus as well as sharing best practices and problem solving situations unique to this student group. Share experiences and expertise through collaborative dialogue, sharing of resources, and instructional practices across all curriculum areas.

If you are using video in your school, whether as a focus for instruction in a CTS lab, enrichment for your academic class, or in support of a school-based broadcasting station, you can benefit from sharing ideas in this group. Learn from others, explore the latest technologies, and provide support and encouragement to all as we build district awareness of a technology that engages students and staff and truly models and teaches 21st century literacy skills.

Audience: Behaviour and learning assistance teachers NET0002-01

Fri, Oct 22, 12:30 - 3:00 pm AND Fri, Dec 10, 12:30 - 3:00 pm AND Fri, Feb 11, 12:30 - 3:00 pm AND Fri, Apr 8, 12:30 - 3:00 pm AND Fri, Jun 10, 12:30 - 3:00 pm

Facilitator:

Cam Buchanan

Fee:

2.5 SDH or $300

Location:

Centre for Education

Audience: All divisions NET0022-01

Wed, Oct 6, 8:30 am - 3:30 pm AND Tues, Nov 23, 1:00 - 3:30 pm AND Wed, Jan 26, 1:00 - 3:30 pm AND Tues, Mar 22, 1:00 - 3:30 pm

Facilitator:

Gordon Balbar

Fee:

2.5 SDH or $300

Location:

Minchau School, 3615 Millwoods Road East and TBA

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Networks NETWORK FOR DANCE TEACHERS These sessions will provide an opportunity for dance teachers to observe teaching practices, discuss relevant issues, curriculum and instructional practices that have worked. Topics will be determined by the group, with ideas to include assessment, differentiation, or technology. Each session will be devoted to professional discussions, collaborative planning and sharing best practices within a dance context. Audience: Grade 7 to 12 Drama teachers DRA0004-01

Fri, Oct 15, 8:30 am - 3:30 pm AND Fri Jan 21, 8:30 am - 3:30 pm

Facilitator:

Kim Hordal

Fee:

2 SDH or $240

Location:

Victoria School and Centre for Education

NETWORK FOR DEEPENING UNDERSTANDING FOR QUALITY LITERACY TEACHING Connect the K-12 Literacy Guiding Document to current, proven, research-based practices through exploration. Our consultants will work with you in a collaborative environment with colleagues from other schools to develop literacy leadership capacity. Emerge with both the practical knowledge and the facilitation skills necessary to return to your schools and work with your staff in developing effective literacy practices. Audience: Kindergarten to Grade 6 teachers LIT0021-01

Wed, Sept 29, 9:00 am - 3:30 pm AND Wed, Nov 3, 1:00 - 3:30 pm AND Wed, Dec 1, 1:00 - 3:30 pm AND Wed, Jan 12, 1:00 - 3:30 pm

Facilitators:

Lorna Nyitrai and Evelaine Goggin

Fee:

2.5 SDH or $300 Coaching and planning sessions will be booked and billed separately

Location:

Newton School, 5523 - 122 Avenue

NETWORK FOR EDUCATIONAL ASSISTANTS (EAs) WORKING WITH STUDENTS WITH MILD AND MODERATE SPECIAL EDUCATIONAL NEEDS Educational assistants will discuss the successes and challenges of their work supporting students with moderate and mild special educational needs. Assist in developing collaborative relationships through sharing expertise and addressing areas of mutual interest. Topics may include understanding student needs, arranging supports for students, positive behavior support, reviewing instructional practices and individual programming. Explore the role of EAs in the implementation of the principles in the K-12 Literacy Guiding Document. EAs new to supporting students may be particularly interested in developing professional relationships with experienced assistants. Audience: Educational assistants PSD0160-01

Mon, Oct 4,1:00 - 3:30 pm AND Mon, Dec 6, 1:00 - 3:30 pm AND Mon, Feb 7, 1:00 - 3:30 pm AND Mon, Apr 4, 1:00 - 3:30 pm AND Mon, May 9, 1:00 - 3:30 pm

Facilitators:

Anita Homan, Karen Loerke and Rosemary Kostiuk and Brenda Richardson, EA Mentors

Fee:

2.5 SDH or $300

Location:

Centre for Education and TBA

NETWORK FOR EDUCATIONAL ASSISTANTS SUPPORTING THE LANGUAGE ARTS CLASSROOM Educational assistants will have the opportunity to form a network with colleagues across the city about the role of an EA supporting students and teachers. Topics will cover: supporting teachers and students in reading, writing and word work. EAs will receive training on how to use the Paired Reading technique. Ideas for managing behaviour and adapting programming strategies for students with special educational needs will be embedded. This network will include one job embedded coaching visit. Audience: Kindergarten to division XX educational assistants

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Tues, Sept 14, 1:00 - 3:30 pm AND Tues, Nov 2, 1:00 - 3:30 pm AND Thurs, Jan 20, 1:00 - 3:30 pm AND

Facilitators:

Anita Homan, Jennifer Kozak and Mary MacGregor

Fee:

1.5 SDH or $180 (coaching visit to be billed separately)

Location:

Schools TBD

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PL Calendar September 2010 - January 2011

Networks NETWORK FOR EDUCATIONAL ASSISTANTS WORKING WITH STUDENTS WITH SEVERE SPECIAL EDUCATION NEEDS Educational assistants will discuss the successes and challenges of their work supporting students with severe special educational needs. Assist in developing collaborative relationships through sharing expertise and addressing areas of mutual interest. Topics may include understanding student needs, arranging supports for students, positive behavior support, reviewing instructional practices and individual programming. Explore the roles of educational assistants in the implementation of the principles in the K-12 Literacy Guiding Document. EAs new to supporting students with severe challenges may be particularly interested in developing professional relationships with experienced assistants. Audience: Educational assistants PSD0161-01

Tues, Sept 28, 3:15 - 5:15 pm Tues, Nov 23, 3:15 - 5:15 pm Tues, Feb 1, 3:15 - 5:15 pm Tues, Mar 22, 3:15 - 5:15 pm Tues, May 17, 3:15 - 5:15 pm

Facilitators:

Anita Homan, Karen Loerke, Rosemary Kostiuk and Brenda Richardson, EA Mentors

Fee:

1.25 SDH or $150

Location:

Newton, Cavell Room, 5523 - 122 Avenue and TBD

NETWORK FOR ELEMENTARY ART TEACHERS Provide an opportunity for art teachers to connect with colleagues and discuss relevant issues such as technology, curriculum and instructional practices. Lesson design and UbD strategies will be facilitated throughout the sessions. Network participants have an optional full day of art making with a guest artist.

NETWORK FOR ELEMENTARY MUSIC TEACHERS Provide an opportunity for music teachers to observe teaching practices, discuss relevant issues, curriculum and instructional practices that have worked. Will present a brief instructional piece at each session, on a topic defined by the group, such as assessment. May include a one-half hour lesson taught by the consultant or a teacher. The remainder will be devoted to professional discussions, collaborative planning and sharing best practices within a music context. Audience: Kindergarten to Grade 6 Music teachers MUS0174-01

Tues, Sept 28, 8:30 - 11:30 am AND Tues, Nov 2, 8:30 - 11:30 am AND Tues, Jan 18, 8:30 - 11:30 am AND Tues, Mar 15, 8:30 - 11:30 am AND Tues, Apr 26, 8:30 - 11:30 am

Facilitator:

Tim Paetkau

Fee:

2.5 SDH or $300

Location:

Archives and Museum, 10425 – 99 Ave. and Schools TBD

NETWORK FOR GUIDANCE AND COUNSELING “What you leave behind is not what is engraved in stone monuments, but what is woven into the lives of others” ~ Pericles. An opportunity for all educators/administrators in the role of Guidance and Counseling to come together as “thinking partners” and reflect on relevant issues facing our students and staff. Focus on professional dialogue, collaborative planning and sharing of best practices and resources from a counseling perspective. Acquire new ideas and practices and leave with practical strategies you can use immediately in your schools. Focus on utilizing the vast knowledge and experience within our group and the District. Audience: Administrators, teachers, administrators and counsellors

ART0205-01

Wed, Sept 22, 1:00 - 3:30 pm AND Thurs, Oct 28, 1:00 - 3:30 pm AND Wed, Dec 1, 1:00 - 3:30 pm AND Fri, Feb 18, 1:00 - 3:30 pm AND Fri, Apr 8, 1:00 - 3:30 pm

GAC0001-01

Facilitator:

Robert Dmytruk

Facilitator:

Sherry Melney

Fee:

2.5 SDH or $300

Fee:

3.5 SDH or $420

Location:

School TBD

Location:

Archives and Museum, 10425 - 99 Ave. and Schools TBD

Audience: Kindergarten to Grades 6 teachers

Fri, Oct 15, 8:30 - 11:30 am AND Mon, Nov 22, 8:30 - 11:30 am AND Tues, Dec 14, 8:30 - 11:30 am AND Fri, Jan 21, 12:30 - 3:30 pm AND Fri, Feb 18, 12:30 - 3:30 pm AND Fri, May 6, 8:30 - 11:30 am AND Thurs, Jun 23, 12:30 - 3:30 pm

To Register . Call 780.429.8050 . Email consultingservices@epsb.ca

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Networks NETWORK FOR IB LEARNING (ENGLISH A1 HIGHER LEVEL) Once upon a time, a teacher would be introduced to the intricacies of the IB English program in a measured manner. One would teach ELA 10-1 (IB) with an eye towards moving to the 20IB or 30IB courses in time under the guidance of a mentor teacher with years of experience. In the past few years, we have seen many of these mentor teachers retire, even while our IB programs grow, and the result has been often isolating experiences as over-worked teachers and department heads struggle to find the time to collaborate. Designed as a way to bring English IB teachers together in a collaborative environment to discuss each of the IB assessment tasks and design the most effective and engaging teaching practices. Include World Literature, Oral Presentation and Commentary, the Written Commentary (Paper One), and the Essay (Paper Two). Look for opportunities to work together in our classrooms, using models such as lesson study and instructional talk throughs.

NETWORK FOR INSTRUCTIONAL LEADERS With ongoing changes in assessment, technology, and instructional practices it is very difficult for individuals to keep abreast of emerging practices and communicate these practices to colleagues. Discuss these issues in a collaborative environment as we tap into the wisdom of the crowd, providing participants with the learning and support they require. Powerful learning opportunity may include: • a lesson study approach • strategies to support literacy development • guest speakers • professional reading • sharing of best practices and innovative approaches to learning Audience: Elementary and junior high assistant principals, lead teachers, curriculum coordinators, counsellors, IPP coordinators NET0015-01

Tues, Oct 26, 1:00 - 3:30 pm AND 4 more half-day sessions TBD David Evans (Social Studies) Brent McKeown (English Language Arts) Jane Diner (Science) John Scammel (Mathematics) Cynthia Kelly (PSD) Gord Balbar (CTS)

NET0006-01

Wed, Oct 20, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm AND Wed, Nov 17, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm AND Thurs, Mar 10, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm AND Thurs, Mar 11, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Facilitators:

Facilitator:

Brent McKeown

Fee:

2.5 SDH or $300

Fee:

2 SDH or $240

Location:

Centre for Education and TBD

Locaton:

Archives and Museum, 10425 - 99 Avenue and TBD

Audience: Division 4 English language arts teachers

NETWORK FOR JUNIOR HIGH DRAMA TEACHERS An opportunity for drama teachers to observe teaching practices, discuss relevant issues, curriculum and instructional practices that have worked. Topics will be determined by the group, with ideas to include assessment, differentiation, or technology. As well, each session may include a one-half hour lesson taught by a teacher. The remainder of each session will be devoted to professional discussions, collaborative planning and sharing best practices within a drama context. Audience: Grade 7 to 9 drama teachers

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Thurs, Oct 7, 8:30 - 11:30 am AND Tues, Nov 16, 8:30 - 11:30 am AND Thurs, Jan 20, 8:30 - 11:30 am AND Tues, Mar 22, 8:30 - 11:30 am AND Tues, Apr 19, 8:30 - 11:30 am

Facilitator:

Tim Paetkau

Fee:

2.5 SDH or $300

Location:

Archives and Museum, 10425 – 99 Ave. and TBD

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PL Calendar September 2010 - January 2011

Networks NETWORK FOR JUNIOR HIGH INDUSTRIAL ARTS AND FOODS TEACHERS Junior High CTS teachers play a crucial role in connecting with students. We teach rigorous life skills, provide career insight that highlights the relevance of schooling, and often play a lead role in collaborative projects that build relationships on a school-wide level, and we do it all, often part-time, and almost always on our own! Take the time to connect with a collaborative network of peers from other schools. Teachers will come primarily from the I.A. and Foods areas, but all are welcome. If you’re a Communications Technology person, consider the Network for Broadcasters and Videographers. We’ll meet to share and encourage participation in common projects and competitions, examine changing classroom and curriculum expectations, and discuss equipment issues and best practices.

NETWORK FOR LIBRARY STAFF Library staff do not always have an opportunity to discuss the successes and challenges of their work. Assist in developing collaborative relationships through sharing expertise and discussing areas of mutual interest. Topics are driven by the interests and concerns of participants but may include library automation tips and tricks, cataloguing and processing of library materials, library promotion and displays, book repair, internet sites of interest to library staff and much, much more. Audience: School library staff LRS0089-01

Mon, Oct 18, 1:00 - 3:30 pm AND Mon, Nov 29, 1:00 - 3:30 pm AND Mon, Jan 31, 1:00 - 3:30 pm AND Mon, Mar 21, 1:00 - 3:30 pm AND Mon, May 2, 1:00 - 3:30 pm

Audience: Junior high school CTS industrial arts, home economics, and communications technology teachers

Facilitator:

Jean Olsen

Fee:

2.5 SDH or $300

NET0023-01

Tues, Sept 28, 1:00 - 3:30 pm AND Wed, Nov 10, 1:00 - 3:30 pm AND Tues, Jan 25, 1:00 - 3:30 pm AND Mon, Mar 21, 1:00 - 3:30 pm

Location:

Centre for Education

Facilitator:

Gord Balbar

Fee:

2 SDH or $240

Location:

Amiskwaciy Academy, 101 Airport Road and TBD

If you are are teaching in a combined class and aren’t sure the most effective way to plan for learning, these networks will support you by bringing together other combined class teachers to share resources and plan together. Strategies will be shared to help plan for curricular integration around essential learning outcomes. Teachers with a Grade ¾ class can either join the Division 1 or Division 2 network.

NETWORK FOR JUNIOR HIGH MUSIC TEACHERS An opportunity for music teachers to observe teaching practices, discuss relevant issues, curriculum and instructional practices that have worked. The facilitator will present a brief instructional piece at each session, on a topic defined by the group, such as assessment. As well, each session may include a one-half hour lesson taught by the consultant, a teacher or a teaching day. The remainder of each session will be devoted to professional discussions, collaborative planning and sharing best practices within a music context. Audience: Grade 7 to 9 band teachers MUS0175-01

Thurs, Oct 14, 8:30 - 11:30 am AND Thurs, Nov 18, 8:30 - 11:30 am AND Thurs, Jan 13, 8:30 - 11:30 am AND Thurs, Mar 24, 8:30 - 11:30 am AND Thurs, Apr 28, 8:30 - 11:30 am

Facilitator:

Tim Paetkau

Fee:

2.5 SDH or $300

Location:

Archives and Museum, 10425 – 99 Ave. and TBD

NETWORK FOR PLANNING IN THE COMBINED CLASS

Audience: Division 1 and 2 teachers

Division 1 NET0021-01

Mon, Oct 18, 8:30 am - 3:30 pm AND Mon, Dec 13, 8:30 am - 3:30 pm AND Tues, Feb 22, 8:30 am - 3:30 pm AND Tues, Apr 19, 8:30 am - 3:30 pm

Division 2 NET0021-02

Fri, Oct 1, 8:30 am - 3:30 pm AND Fri, Dec 3 8:30 am - 3:30 pm AND Tues, Feb 15, 8:30 am - 3:30 pm AND Mon, Apr 18, 8:30 am - 3:30 pm

Facilitators:

Evelaine Goggin and Lorna Nyitrai

Fee:

4 SDH or $480

Location:

Centre for Education, Lab B

To Register . Call 780.429.8050 . Email consultingservices@epsb.ca

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Networks NETWORK FOR PRINCIPALS USING TECHNOLOGY Through the integration of technologies, school leaders will develop an understanding of 21st century literacies and how to support the acquisition of these literacies across the curriculum. Build on the principles of Understanding by Design and the TPACK model (Technology, Pedagogy & Content Knowledge) in order to develop a comprehensive and balanced approach to technology integration in their school. The network model will provide job embedded, ongoing, individualized professional learning and allow for opportunities to engage in professional collaboration. Audience: Principals NET0009-01

Fri, Sept17, 9:00 am - 3:30 pm AND Fri, Nov 19, 9:00 am - 3:30 pm AND Fri, Jan 21, 9:00 am - 3:30 pm AND Fri, Feb 18, 9:00 am - 3:30 pm AND Fri, Apr 8, 9:00 am - 3:30 pm AND Fri, May 13, 9:00 am - 3:30 pm

NET0009-02

Fri, Oct 8, 9:00 am - 3:30 pm AND Fri, Nov 26, 9:00 am - 3:30 pm AND Fri, Jan 14, 9:00 am - 3:30 pm AND Fri, Feb 25, 9:00 am - 3:30 pm AND Fri, Apr 15, 9:00 am - 3:30 pm AND Fri, Jun 3, 9:00 am - 3:30 pm

Facilitators:

Louise Osland, Sid de Haan and Evelaine Goggin

Fee:

6 SDH or $720

Location:

Newton School, 5523 - 122 Avenue

NETWORK FOR SECONDARY ART TEACHERS An opportunity for art teachers to connect with colleagues and discuss relevant issues such as technology, curriculum and instructional practices. Lesson design and UbD strategies will be facilitated. Have an optional full day of art making with a guest artist. Audience: Grade 7 to 12 teachers ART0206-01

Fri, Sept 24, 1:00 - 3:30 pm AND Fri, Oct 29, 1:00 - 3:30 pm AND Fri, Dec 3, 1:00 - 3:30 pm AND Fri, Feb 11, 1:00 - 3:30 pm AND Fri, Jun 10, 1:00 - 3:30 pm

Facilitator:

Robert Dmytruk

Fee:

2.5 SDH or $300

Location:

Schools TBD

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NETWORK FOR SOCIAL STUDIES INSTRUCTIONAL LEADERS Instructional leadership can be daunting. With ongoing changes in assessment, technology, and instructional practices it is very difficult for individuals to keep abreast of emerging practices and communicate these practices to colleagues. As we discuss these issues in a collaborative environment we can tap into the wisdom of the crowd, providing participants with the learning and support they require. This powerful learning opportunity may include: • a special needs/at risk focus • a technology focus • strategies to support literacy development • guest speakers • sharing of best practices and innovative approaches to learning Audience: Division 1 to 3 teacher-leaders NET0005-01

Wed, Sept 29, 8:30 - 11:30 am AND Mon, Nov 29, 8:30 - 11:30 am AND Fri, Jan 7 8:30 - 11:30 am AND Fri, Mar 11, 8:30 - 11:30 am AND Fri, May 13, 8:30 - 11:30 am

Facilitator:

David Evans

Fee:

2.5 SDH or $300

Location:

Centre for Education

NETWORK FOR STAFF SUPPORTING STUDENTS WITH SPECIAL LEARNING NEEDS - AD/HD, ODD, CD Students diagnosed with Attention Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder, Oppositional Defiance Disorder and/or Conduct Disorder have special learning and behaviour support needs. This session will help participants design and implement instruction and behaviour strategies that are strategic, effective, and strength-based. The goal is to support staff in facilitating and supporting student achievement, adaptive behaviour, and resiliency. Examine and discuss classroom and school situations, identify interventions, and create working functional behaviour assessments and supportive positive behaviour plans. Audience: Staff supporting students with AD/HD, ODD, CD NET0001-01

Mon, Oct 25, 12:30 - 3:00 pm AND Mon, Jan 10, 12:30 - 3:00 pm AND Mon, Feb 28, 12:30 - 3:00 pm AND Fri, Apr 15, 12:30 - 3:00 pm AND Mon, May 30, 12:30 - 3:00 pm

Facilitator:

Cam Buchanan

Fee:

2.5 SDH or $300

Location:

Centre for Education

PL Calendar Sept 2010 - Jan 2011 . Visit consultingservices.epsb.net


PL Calendar September 2010 - January 2011

Networks NETWORK FOR STUDENT PORTAL LEAD TEACHER

Network C

You now have access to a set of online, collaborative tools through the student portal. Combine this with the prospect of wireless access, netbooks, and student-owned devices in your class and you might be asking: What am I going to do? How will I use these tools to address the principles in the K-12 Literacy Guiding Document? Will provide you with a comprehensive PL (Professional Learning) plan that will equip your school to deal with 21st century technology and its place in developing new literacy. We can help lead teachers develop an understanding of: • UBD (Understanding by Design) • TPACK (Technology, Pedagogy and Content Knowledge) • Differentiation and assessment with technology • Digital Citizenship/ethics • Applications within the portal, including Google Apps • Managing student owned devices in the classroom • ePortfolios • How to work in the cloud • How to be a support for colleagues back in the school (We encourage participants to register for the Alan November PL Day (technology focus) on Oct 4.)

NET0003-03

Wed, Sept 22, 9:00 am - 3:30 pm AND Wed, Nov 3, 9:00 am - 3:30 pm AND Wed, Dec 15, 9:00 am - 3:30 pm AND Wed, Jan 19, 9:00 am - 3:30 pm AND Wed, Feb 16, 9:00 am - 3:30 pm AND Wed, Apr 6, 9:00 am - 3:30 pm AND Wed, May 18, 9:00 am - 3:30 pm

Facilitators:

Sandra Gluth, Sid de Haan and Rick Stiles-Oldring

Fee:

7 SDH or $840

Location:

Newton School, 5523 - 122 Avenue

Network A NET0003-01

Mon, Sept 20, 9:00 am - 3:30 pm AND Mon, Nov 8, 9:00 am - 3:30 pm AND Mon, Dec 13, 9:00 am - 3:30 pm AND Mon, Jan 17, 9:00 am - 3:30 pm AND Mon, Feb 14, 9:00 am - 3:30 pm AND Mon, Apr 11, 9:00 am - 3:30 pm AND Mon, May 16, 9:00 am - 3:30 pm

Facilitators:

Sandra Gluth, Sid de Haan and Rick Stiles-Oldring

Fee:

7 SDH or $840

Location:

Newton School, 5523 - 122 Avenue

NET0003-02

Tues, Sept 21, 9:00 am - 3:30 pm AND Tues, Nov 2, 9:00 am - 3:30 pm AND Tues, Dec 14, 9:00 am - 3:30 pm AND Tues, Jan 18, 9:00 am - 3:30 pm AND Tues, Feb 15, 9:00 am - 3:30 pm AND Tues, Apr 5, 9:00 am - 3:30 pm AND Tues, May 17, 9:00 am - 3:30 pm

Facilitators:

Sandra Gluth, Sid de Haan and Rick Stiles-Oldring

Fee:

7 SDH or $840

Location:

Newton School, 5523 - 122 Avenue

Network B

NETWORK FOR SUPPORTING DIVERSE LEARNERS USING TECHNOLOGIES Recognizing that diversity is the norm in today’s classrooms, we need to broaden our definition of literacy and provide alternatives for students in how learning is accessed, how they engage in their learning, and how they demonstrate what they have learned. By “frontloading” technologies into the classroom we can create a more accessible and flexible learning environment for all students. Intended for teachers interested in learning about and exploring effective strategies and best practices for teaching and learning with technologies such as: • Portable word processors • Word prediction • Text-to-speech • Voice recognition • Web 2.0 applications Audience: Kindergarten to Division 4 teachers NET0017-01

Fri, Oct 15, 1:00 - 3:30 pm AND Wed, Dec 1, 1:00 - 3:30 pm AND Wed, Jan 26, 1:00 - 3:30 pm AND Fri, Apr 15, 1:00 - 3:30 pm

Facilitators:

Sandra Gluth and Anita Homan

Fee:

2 SDH or $240

Location:

Participant’s schools TBD

To Register . Call 780.429.8050 . Email consultingservices@epsb.ca

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Networks NETWORK FOR TAG

NETWORK FOR TEACHERS OF LITERACY STUDENTS

TAG (tagmag.net), an interactive online magazine, has been showcasing the writing and creativity of Edmonton Public Schools students for two years and has been viewed by people from all over the world. This network is looking for teachers who are interested in becoming more involved in developing TAG. We will be exploring and developing skills around teaching our students to be global communicators, participate in the selection of written content, and discover, create and field test ways to integrate TAG into lessons. The network will involve three sessions and participation in an online community.

Explore effective strategies to engage and support Literacy students. An opportunity to work collaboratively to deepen their understanding in a number of areas. These include: • implications of the use of 21st century literacies • student engagement and use of best practices and differentiation • using the Program of Studies effectively • writing and reviewing IPP’s and their use as a ‘living document’ • other issues as they arise Opportunities for school and classroom visitations will be provided.

Audience: Teachers and teacher librarians NET0024-01

Wed, Oct 13, 4:00 - 6:00 pm AND Wed, Jan 12, 4:00 - 6:00 pm AND Wed, May 11, 4:00 - 6:00 pm

Facilitators:

Rick Stiles-Oldring

Fee: Location:

No cost with TAG subscription (one participant per school)

NET0007-01

Tues, Oct 12, 1:00 - 3:30 pm AND Tues, Nov 23, 1:00 - 3:30 pm AND Tues, Feb 15, 1:00 - 3:30 pm AND Tues, Apr 5, 1:00 - 3:30 pm AND Tues, May 17, 1:00 - 3:30 pm

Newton School, 5523 - 122 Avenue

Facilitators:

Vicki Sabourin and Trish Clare

Fee:

2.5 SDH or $300

Location:

Centre for Education and participant’s schools TBD

NETWORK FOR TEACHERS OF STUDENTS WITH AUTISM, CLS OR ISP An opportunity to collaborate during discussions of topics related to teaching students with complex special education needs, moderate to severe, including students with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Select topics of mutual interest and share experiences and expertise through collaborative dialogue, sharing of resources, and instructional practices across all content areas. Opportunities for classroom and school walk-abouts will be given. Audience: Division 1 to 4 teachers NET0011-01

Mon, Sept 27, 3:00 - 5:00 AND Mon, Nov 29, 3:00 - 5:00 AND Mon, Jan 17, 3:00 - 5:00 AND Mon, Feb 28, 3:00 - 5:00 AND Mon, Apr 11, 3:00 - 5:00

Facilitator:

Anita Homan

Fee:

2.5 SDH or $300

Location:

Balwin School, 7055 - 132 Avenue and participant’s schools TBD

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Audience: For teachers of students coded Literacy in congregated or inclusive settings

NETWORK FOR TEACHERS OF OPPORTUNITY STUDENTS An opportunity to collaborate on topics related to teaching students in an Opportunity classroom. Select discussion topics of mutual professional interest and share experiences and expertise through collaborative dialogue and the sharing of resources and best practices across all content areas. Deepen your understanding of how to engage our learners through effective instructional practices. Opportunities for classroom and school walk-abouts will be given. Audience: All teachers who have students that require opportunity programming either in congregated or inclusive settings NET0012-01

Tues, Oct 19, 1:00 - 3:30 pm AND Tues, Nov 30, 1:00 - 3:30 pm AND Tues, Jan 18, 1:00 -3:30 pm AND Tues, Mar 15, 1:00 - 3:30 pm AND Tues, May 3, 1:00 - 3:30

Facilitators:

Cynthia Kelly and Anita Homan

Fee:

2.5 SDH or $300

Location:

Newton School, 5523 - 122 Avenue and participant’s schools TBD

PL Calendar Sept 2010 - Jan 2011 . Visit consultingservices.epsb.net


PL Calendar September 2010 - January 2011

Networks NETWORK FOR TEACHERS OF STRATEGIES STUDENTS

NETWORK FOR TEACHERS WITH CHALLENGE OR EXTENSIONS STUDENTS

An opportunity to collaborate during discussions of topics related to teaching students in a Strategies program. Select discussion topics of mutual professional interest and share your experiences and expertise through collaborative dialogue and sharing of resources and best practices across all content areas. Deepen your understanding of how to engage our learners through effective instructional practices. Opportunities for classroom and school walk-abouts will be given.

An opportunity to collaborate during discussions of topics related to teaching Challenge and Extensions students. Select discussion topics of mutual professional interest and share their experiences and expertise through collaborative dialogue, sharing resources, and instructional practices across all content areas. Deepen your understanding of how to engage learners through effective instructional practices. Opportunities for classroom and school walk-abouts will be given.

Audience: Division 1, 2, 3 and 4 teachers who have students that require strategies programming either in congregated or inclusive settings

Audience: Division 1 to 4 teachers who have students that require Challenge or Extensions programming, either in congregated or inclusive settings

NET0008-01

Wed, Oct 20, 1:00 - 3:30 pm AND Wed, Dec 1, 1:00 - 3:30 pm AND Wed, Jan 19, 1:00 - 3:30 pm AND Wed, Mar 16, 1:00 -3:30 pm AND Wed, May 4, 1:00 - 3:30 pm

NET0013-01

Wed, Nov 17, 1:00 - 3:30 pm AND Wed, Feb 16, :00 - 3:30 pm AND Wed, Mar 23, 1:00 - 3:30 pm AND Wed, May 18, 1:00 - 3:30 pm

Facilitators:

Trish Clare and Vicki Sabourin

Facilitators:

Vicki Sabourin and Cynthia Kelly

Fee:

2 SDH or $240

Fee:

2.5 SDH or $300

Location:

Newton School, 5523 - 122 Avenue and TBD

Location:

Newton School, 5523 - 122 Avenue and at participant’s schools

NETWORK FOR THE SUPPORT OF THE K-12 LITERACY GUIDING DOCUMENT An opportunity to collaborate during discussions of topics related to implementing the principles of the K-12 Literacy Guiding Document at the classroom level. Select topics of mutual professional interest and share experiences and expertise through collaborative dialogue and the sharing of resources and best practices in literacy across curricular areas. Deepen your understanding of how to engage our learners in literacy opportunities that result in further student achievement. Sessions will take place at the schools of the participants. Opportunities for classroom and school walkabouts will be given. Audience: Division 1 to 4 teachers NET0010-01

Oct 7, 9:00 - 11:30 am AND 4 more half days TBD by participants

Facilitators:

Brent McKeown and Cynthia Kelly

Fee:

2.5 SDH or $300

Location:

Participant’s schools TBD

NETWORK FOR TAKING CARE OF THE CAREGIVER “We cannot be a source of strength unless we nurture our own strength” Scott Peck – The Road less Travelled Self care begins with the self, and this network will focus on wellness from a holistic perspective. It will empower each of us to work from our strengths and examine ways we can personally transform our personal and professional lives. The belief is that we are each “experts” of our own lives and will provide a better understanding of risk and protective factors, self assessment tools, and strategies to continue to move forward. Audience: All staff NET0020-01

Thurs, Nov 4, 9:00 - 11:30 am AND Thurs, Jan 6, 9:00 - 11:30 am AND Thurs, Mar 10, 9:00 - 11:30 am AND Fri, May 13, 1:00 - 3:30 pm

Facilitators:

Sherry Melney and Anita Homan

Fee:

2 SDH or $240

Location:

Woodvale Golf Course (Millwoods) 4540A - 50 Street

To Register . Call 780.429.8050 . Email consultingservices@epsb.ca

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Networks NETWORK FOR TEACHERS AND ADMINISTRATORS OF ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNERS An opportunity for those who work with English Language Learners to network and discuss common challenges, concerns, interests and trends related to supporting ELLs. Consists of sharing of best practices, collaborative planning, and reviewing the latest research and resource materials related to ESL teaching and learning. Note: Dates coordinate with the new series ‘Leading in ESL’ (see English Language Learners section) so you can attend both if you choose. Audience: All teachers and administrators

Division 1 and 2 NET0018-01

Mon, Sept 27, 8:45 – 11:30 am AND Tues, Nov 30, 1:00 – 3:30 pm AND Wed, Jan 26, 8:45 – 11:30 am AND Mon, Mar 14, 1:00 – 3:30 pm

Facilitators:

Jeannette Austin-Odina, Valerie Behiels, Nancy Musica and Joyce Purdy

Fee:

$0

Location:

TBA

Division 3 and 4 NET0018-02

Mon, Sept 27, 8:45 – 11:30 am AND Tues, Nov 30, 1:00 – 3:30 pm AND Wed, Jan 26, 8:45 – 11:30 am AND Mon, Mar 14, 1:00 – 3:30 pm AND Tues, Apr 26, 8:45 – 11:30 am

Facilitators:

Christine Cao and Marie Wood

Fee

$0

Location:

TBA

NETWORK FOR TEACHER LIBRARIANS Deepen your own understanding of the changes/shifts in thinking that are required in your new role as a teacherlibrarian. Your role is key in supporting 21st century literacy learning for your students and staff through collaborative teaching and planning. Looking through the lens of exemplary library programming, we will broaden your understanding of the role and responsibilities as: a 21st century literacies leader, technology coach, information specialist, and curriculum planner. Audience: Teacher librarians NET0019-01

Tues, Oct 12, 8:30 - 11:30 am AND Tues, Nov 30, 8:30 - 11:30 am AND Tues, Jan 25, 8:30 - 11:30 am AND Tues, Mar 22, 8:30 - 11:30 am AND Tues, May 31, 8:30 - 11:30 am

Facilitator:

Betty-Lou Ayers

Fee:

2.5 SDH or $300

Location:

Centre for Education

NETWORK FOR TEACHERS AND SUPPORT STAFF OF THE DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING (DHH) Designed for teachers and educational assistants this is an opportunity to meet and learn with others about educational programming for students coded DHH. Using a collaborative model, participants will develop an understanding of best practices for students and develop valuable skills and support systems. Supports and services are varied to meet diverse needs and may include: technology support, how to work with interpreters in the classroom, how to work with a student coded DHH as an L1 or L2 learner, collaborative planning, accessing resources, coaching, demonstration and intervisitations. Audience: Teachers and educational assistants working with students coded DHH NET0014-01

Tues, Oct 5, 1:00 - 3:30 pm AND Tues, Oct 26, 1:00 - 3:30 pm AND Tues, Nov16, 1:00 - 3:30 pm AND Tues, Nov 30, 1:00 - 3:30 pm

Facilitator: Jan Small-McGinley Presenters: TBA

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Fee:

2 SDH or $240

Location:

Alberta School for the Deaf, Sunroom, 6240 - 113 Street

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Networks UNDERSTANDING BY DESIGN BUILDS

CTS Foods Team C

Learn the process of Understanding by Design where teachers identify outcomes in the Program of Studies. Develop an authentic, performance based assessment task for a particular unit of study that will engage all students. Walk away with classroom ready materials that will include a unit plan, lessons and an assessment task. Work together to design a plan that speaks to the specific needs of all participants and provides a sustainable and inspiring professional learning experience for all involved. Each collaborative learning build will include:

UBD0003-01

Wed, Sept 29, 8:30 am - 3:30 pm AND Thurs, Sept 30, 8:30 am - 3:30 pm AND Fri, Oct 1, 8:30 am - 3:30 pm AND Mon, Apr 18, 8:30 am - 3:30 pm AND Tues, Apr 19, 8:30 am - 3:30 pm AND Wed, Apr 20, 8:30 am - 3:30 pm AND Tues, May 3, 8:30 am - 3:30 pm

Facilitator:

Gordon Balbar

Fee:

10.5 SDH or $1260 ($180/day)

Location:

Jasper Place School

• • • • • • • • • •

9 - 12 participants (from a single school or multiple schools) a subject specific facilitator and an editor access to relevant and emerging technologies direct links to the K-12 Literacy Guiding Document lesson study follow up edit days student exemplar development coaching/ observing/ mentorship instructional talk throughs cross-curricular connections

ELA Team E Common Exam Build UBD0001-01

Mon, Oct 25, 8:30 am - 3:30 pm AND Tues, Oct 26, 8:30 am - 3:30 pm AND Wed, Oct 27, 8:30 am - 3:30 pm AND Mon, Mar 14, 8:30 am - 3:30 pm AND Tues, Mar 15, 8:30 am - 3:30 pm AND Wed, Mar 16, 8:30 am - 3:30 pm

Division 1 and 2

Facilitator:

Brent McKeown

Evelaine Goggin, Irene Heffel, Cynthia Kelly, Lorna Nyitrai

Fee:

9 SDH or $1080 ($180/day)

Division 3 and 4

Location:

Ross Sheppard School

Gordon Balbar, Jane Diner, Robert Dmytruk, David Evans, Irene Heffel, Cynthia Kelly Brent McKeown, Tim Paetkau, John Scammell

ELA 10-1 Team B

Contact Irene Heffel to design your learning plan.

CTS Communication Technologies Team D

UBD0011-01

Wed, Sept 29, 8:30 am - 3:30 pm AND Thurs, Sept 30, 8:30 am - 3:30 pm AND Fri, Oct 1, 8:30 am - 3:30 pm AND Mon, Apr 18, 8:30 am - 3:30 pm AND Tues, Apr 19, 8:30 am - 3:30 pm AND Wed, Apr 20, 8:30 am - 3:30 pm AND Tues, May 3, 8:30 am - 3:30 pm

Facilitator:

Brent McKeown

Fee:

10.5 SDH or $1260 ($180/day)

Location:

Ross Sheppard School

UBD0005-01

Wed, Nov 24, 8:30 am - 3:30 pm AND Thurs, Nov 25, 8:30 am - 3:30 pm AND Fri, Nov 26, 8:30 am - 3:30 pm AND Wed, Mar 23, 8:30 am - 3:30 pm AND Thurs, Mar 24, 8:30 am - 3:30 pm AND Fri, Mar 25, 8:30 am - 3:30 pm AND Thurs, Apr 28, 8:30 am - 3:30 pm

Facilitator:

Gordon Balbar

ELA 10-4

Fee:

10.5 SDH or $1260 ($180/day)

Location:

Strathcona School

UBD0006-01

Wed, Feb 9, 8:30 am - 3:30 pm AND Thurs, Feb 10, 8:30 am - 3:30 pm AND Fri, Feb 11, 8:30 am - 3:30 pm AND Wed, May 11, 8:30 am - 3:30 pm

Facilitator:

Cynthia Kelly

Fee:

6 SDH 0r $720 ($180/day)

Location:

Amiskwaciy Academy

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Networks ELA 20-2 Team A

FNA Music 10/20 Team A

UBD0015-01

Fri, Oct 15, 8:30 am - 3:30 pm AND Mon, Oct 18, 8:30 am - 3:30 pm AND Tues, Oct 19, 8:30 am - 3:30 pm AND Tues, Feb 15, 8:30 am - 3:30 pm AND Wed, Feb 16, 8:30 am - 3:30 pm AND Thurs, Feb 17, 8:30 am - 3:30 pm AND Wed, Mar 9, 8:30 am - 3:30 pm

UBD0023-01

Wed, Sept 22, 8:30 am - 3:30 pm AND Thurs, Sept 23, 8:30 am - 3:30 pm AND Fri, Sept 24, 8:30 am - 3:30 pm

Facilitator:

Tim Paetkau

Fee:

4.5 SDH or $540 ($180/day)

Location:

Jasper Place School

Facilitator:

Brent McKeown

Fee:

10.5 SDH or $1260 ($180/day)

FNA Art 10/20 Team C

Location:

J. Percy Page School

UBD0024-01

Wed, Sept 29, 8:30 am - 3:30 pm AND Thurs, Sept 30, 8:30 am - 3:30 pm AND Fri, Oct 1, 8:30 am - 3:30 pm AND Wed, Jan 19, 8:30 am - 3:30 pm AND Thurs, Jan 20, 8:30 am - 3:30 pm AND Fri, Jan 21, 8:30 am - 3:30 pm AND Thurs, Jan 27, 8:30 am - 3:30 pm

Facilitator:

Bob Dmytruk

Fee:

10.5 SDH or $1260 ($180/day)

Location:

Edmonton Christian School

ELA 20-1 Team C UBD0013-01

Thurs, Dec 2, 8:30 am - 3:30 pm AND Fri, Dec 3, 8:30 am - 3:30 pm AND Mon, Dec 6, 8:30 am - 3:30 pm AND Thurs, Mar 17, 8:30 am - 3:30 pm AND Fri, Mar 18, 8:30 am - 3:30 pm AND Mon, Mar 21, 8:30 am - 3:30 pm AND Wed, Apr 27, 8:30 am - 3:30 pm

Facilitator:

Brent McKeown

Fee:

10.5 SDH or $1260 ($180/day)

FSL 10 / SPN 10 Team CD

Location:

Ross Sheppard School

UBD0027-01

Wed, Dec 1, 8:30 am - 3:30 pm AND Thurs, Dec 2, 8:30 am - 3:30 pm AND Fri, Dec 3, 8:30 am - 3:30 pm AND Wed, Mar 9, 8:30 am - 3:30 pm AND Thurs, Mar 10, 8:30 am - 3:30 pm AND Fri, Mar 11, 8:30 am - 3:30 pm AND Mon, Mar 21, 8:30 am - 3:30 pm

Facilitators:

Valerie Leclair, Melody Kostiuk, and Melody Beaudoin

Fee:

10.5 SDH or $1260 ($180/day)

Location:

Languages Centre at Woodcroft

ELA 30-2 Team D UBD0012-01

Wed, Nov 24, 8:30 am - 3:30 pm AND Thurs, Nov 25, 8:30 am - 3:30 pm AND Fri, Nov 26, 8:30 am - 3:30 pm AND Wed, Mar 23, 8:30 am - 3:30 pm AND Thurs, Mar 24, 8:30 am - 3:30 pm AND Fri, Mar 25, 8:30 am - 3:30 pm AND Thurs, Apr 28, 8:30 am - 3:30 pm

Faciliator:

Brent McKeown

Fee:

10.5 SDH or $1260 ($180/day)

Location:

Lillian Osborne School

FNA Drama 10/20 Team C UBD0022-01

Mon, Nov 29, 8:30 am - 3:30 pm AND Tues, Nov 30, 8:30 am - 3:30 pm AND Wed, Dec 1, 8:30 am - 3:30 pm

MATH 10-4 UBD0004-01

Tues, Nov 2, 8:30 am - 3:30 pm AND Wed, Nov 3, 8:30 am - 3:30 pm AND Thurs, Nov 4, 8:30 am - 3:30 pm AND Mon, May 9, 8:30 am - 3:30 pm

Facilitator:

Cynthia Kelly 6 SDH or $720 ($180/day) Amiskwaciy Academy School

Facilitator:

Tim Paetkau

Fee:

Fee:

4.5 SDH or $540 ($180/day)

Location:

Location:

Lillian Osborne School

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Networks MATH 20-2 Team A

MATH 20-2 Team B

UBD0007-01

Wed, Oct 6, 8:30 am - 3:30 pm AND Thurs, Oct 7, 8:30 am - 3:30 pm AND Mon, Nov 22, 8:30 am - 3:30 pm AND Tues, Nov 23, 8:30 am - 3:30 pm AND Tues, Feb 22, 8:30 am - 3:30 pm AND Wed, Feb 23, 8:30 am - 3:30 pm AND Wed, Mar 16, 8:30 am - 3:30 pm

UBD0010-01

Tues, Jan 25, 8:30 am - 3:30 pm AND Wed, Jan 26, 8:30 am - 3:30 pm AND Thurs, Jan 27, 8:30 am - 3:30 pm AND Tues, Apr 5, 8:30 am - 3:30 pm AND Wed, Apr 6, 8:30 am - 3:30 pm AND Thurs, Apr 7, 8:30 am - 3:30 pm AND Wed, Apr 27, 8:30 am - 3:30 pm

Facilitator:

John Scammel

Facilitator:

John Scammel

Fee:

10.5 SDH or $1260 ($180/day)

Fee:

10.5 SDH or $1260 ($180/day)

Location:

Jasper Place School

Location:

Harry Ainlay School

MATH 20-1 Team C

PED 10/20 Team C

UBD0008-01

Thurs, Oct 28, 8:30 am - 3:30 pm AND Fri, Oct 29, 8:30 am - 3:30 pm AND Mon, Nov 1, 8:30 am - 3:30 pm AND Fri, Mar 11, 8:30 am - 3:30 pm AND Mon, Mar 14, 8:30 am - 3:30 pm AND Tues, Mar 15, 8:30 am - 3:30 pm AND Tues, Apr 26, 8:30 am - 3:30 pm

UBD0020-01

Thurs, Nov 4, 8:30 am - 3:30 pm AND Fri, Nov 5, 8:30 am - 3:30 pm AND Mon, Nov 8, 8:30 am - 3:30 pm AND Mon, Feb 14, 8:30 am - 3:30 pm AND Tues, Feb 15, 8:30 am - 3:30 pm AND Thurs, Feb 17, 8:30 am - 3:30 pm

Facilitator:

Andrew Morgan

Facilitator:

John Scammel

9 SDH or $1080 ($180/day)

10.5 SDH or $1260 ($180/day)

Fee:

Fee:

Harry Ainlay School

W.P. Wagner School

Location:

Location:

MATH 20-1 Team D UBD0009-01

Mon, Nov 29, 8:30 am - 3:30 pm AND Tues, Nov 30, 8:30 am - 3:30 pm AND Wed, Dec 1, 8:30 am - 3:30 pm AND Wed, Apr 13, 8:30 am - 3:30 pm AND Thurs, Apr 14, 8:30 am - 3:30 pm AND Fri, Apr 15, 8:30 am - 3:30 pm AND Fri, Apr 29, 8:30 am - 3:30 pm

Facilitator:

John Scammel

Fee:

10.5 SDH or $1260 ($180/day)

Location:

M.E. LaZerte School

SCN Chem 20 Team A UBD0014-01

Wed, Oct 13, 8:30 am - 3:30 pm AND Thurs, Oct 14, 8:30 am - 3:30 pm AND Fri, Jan 14, 8:30 am - 3:30 pm AND Fri, Jan 21, 8:30 am - 3:30 pm AND Thurs, Jan 27, 8:30 am - 3:30 pm AND Fri, Jan 28, 8:30 am - 3:30 pm AND Mon, Feb 14, 8:30 am - 3:30 pm

Facilitator:

Jane Diner

Fee:

10.5 SDH or $1260 ($180/day)

Location:

Harry Ainlay School

SCN Team E Common Exam Build UBD0002-01

Mon, Jan 17, 8:30 am - 3:30 pm AND Tues, Jan 18, 8:30 am - 3:30 pm AND Tues, Feb 15, 8:30 am - 3:30 pm AND Wed, Feb 16, 8:30 am - 3:30 pm AND Wed, Apr 13, 8:30 am - 3:30 pm AND Thurs, Apr 14, 8:30 am - 3:30 pm

Facilitator:

Jane Diner

Fee:

9 SDH or $1080 ($180/day)

Location:

M.E. LaZerte School

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Networks SCN 20 Team C

SST 10-1 Team B

UBD0016-01

Wed, Oct 27, 8:30 am - 3:30 pm AND Thurs, Oct 28, 8:30 am - 3:30 pm AND Fri, Oct 29, 8:30 am - 3:30 pm AND Wed, Dec 8, 8:30 am - 3:30 pm AND Thurs, Dec 9, 8:30 am - 3:30 pm AND Fri, Dec 10, 8:30 am - 3:30 pm AND Wed, Feb 09, 8:30 am - 3:30 pm

UBD0025-01

Mon, Oct 18, 8:30 am - 3:30 pm AND Tues, Oct 19, 8:30 am - 3:30 pm AND Wed, Oct 20, 8:30 am - 3:30 pm AND Fri, Jan 14, 8:30 am - 3:30 pm AND Mon, Jan 17, 8:30 am - 3:30 pm AND Tues, Jan 18, 8:30 am - 3:30 pm AND Mon, Feb 14, 8:30 am - 3:30 pm

Faciliator:

Jane Diner

Facilitator:

David Evans

Fee:

10.5 SDH or $1260 ($180/day)

Fee:

10.5 SDH or $1260 ($180/day)

Location:

McNally School

Location:

Harry Ainlay School

SCN Bio 20 Team D UBD0017-01

Thurs, Nov 4, 8:30 am - 3:30 pm AND Fri, Nov 5, 8:30 am - 3:30 pm AND Mon, Nov 8, 8:30 am - 3:30 pm AND Mon, Mar 14, 8:30 am - 3:30 pm AND Tues, Mar 15, 8:30 am - 3:30 pm AND Wed, Mar 16, 8:30 am - 3:30 pm AND Thurs, Apr 21, 8:30 am - 3:30 pm

Facilitator:

Jane Diner

Fee:

10.5 SDH or $1260 ($180/day)

Location:

Edmonton Christian School

SST 20-2 Team A UBD0026-01

Wed, Oct 27, 8:30 am - 3:30 pm AND Thurs, Oct 28, 8:30 am - 3:30 pm AND Fri, Oct 29, 8:30 am - 3:30 pm AND Mon, Jan 24, 8:30 am - 3:30 pm AND Tues, Jan 25, 8:30 am - 3:30 pm AND Wed, Jan 26, 8:30 am - 3:30 pm AND Mon, Feb 7, 8:30 am - 3:30 pm

Facilitator:

David Evans

Fee:

10.5 SDH or $1260 ($180/day)

Location:

Amiskwaciy Academy

SCN 10/20 Team B UBD0018-01

Mon, Nov 22, 8:30 am - 3:30 pm AND Tues, Nov 23, 8:30 am - 3:30 pm AND Wed, Nov 24, 8:30 am - 3:30 pm AND Mon, Jan 24, 8:30 am - 3:30 pm AND Tues, Jan 25, 8:30 am - 3:30 pm AND Wed, Jan 26, 8:30 am - 3:30 pm AND Mon, Feb 7, 8:30 am - 3:30 pm

Facilitator: Fee: Location:

Jane Diner

UBD0019-01

Tues, Nov 2, 8:30 am - 3:30 pm AND Wed, Nov 3, 8:30 am - 3:30 pm AND Thurs, Nov 4, 8:30 am - 3:30 pm AND Thurs, Feb 24, 8:30 am - 3:30 pm AND Fri, Feb 25, 8:30 am - 3:30 pm AND Mon, Feb 28, 8:30 am - 3:30 pm AND Mon, May 2, 8:30 am - 3:30 pm

10.5 SDH or $1260 ($180/day)

Facilitator:

David Evans

Ross Sheppard School

Fee:

10.5 SDH or $1260 ($180/day)

Location:

M.E. LaZerte School

SST 30-1 Team D UBD0021-01

Wed, Nov 24, 8:30 am - 3:30 pm AND Thurs, Nov 25, 8:30 am - 3:30 pm AND Fri, Nov 26, 8:30 am - 3:30 pm AND Thurs, Apr 7, 8:30 am - 3:30 pm AND Fri, Apr 8, 8:30 am - 3:30 pm AND Mon, Apr 11, 8:30 am - 3:30 pm AND Wed, May 4, 8:30 am - 3:30 pm

Facilitator:

David Evans

Fee:

10.5 SDH or $1260 ($180/day)

Location:

Victoria School

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SST 30-2 Team C

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New Teacher Services • Coordinate and facilitate the New Teacher Induction Program for teachers on probationary contracts and teachers on long-term temporary contracts for a three year period:

• Year One participants: one-on-one job-embedded mentoring support through classroom/school visits and 6 after-school learning seminars • Year Two participants: consultant support and one professional learning day and 3 after-school learning seminars • Year Three participants: consultant support

• Provide support to teachers specifically targeted to Teaching Quality Standard and District priorities through a non-evaluative coaching and mentoring model Lorraine Lastiwka (Lead Consultant) 780.429.8338 Lorraine. Lastiwka@epsb.ca Darin Johnson (Elementary) 780.498.8794 Darin.Johnson@epsb.ca

Rick Stiles-Oldring (Senior High) 780.429.8243 Rick.Stiles-Oldring@epsb.ca

David Sobelewski (Elementary) 780.970.5236 David.Sobolewski@epsb.ca

Vicki Sabourin (Elementary) 780.429.8227 Vicki.Sabourin@epsb.ca

Jen Wilson (Junior High) 780.429.8287 Jen.Wilson@epsb.ca Ilona Lukas-Stark (Elementary) 780.970.5211 Ilona.Lukas-Stark@epsb.ca

YEAR ONE - NEW TEACHER INDUCTION PROGRAM Consultants provide one-on-one job-embedded support through ongoing classroom/school visits to teachers with new probationary contracts and long-term temporary contracts. Teachers participate in 6 after-school learning seminars based on Teaching Quality Standard and District priorities in the following areas: • Literacy • Knowledge of student assessment • Demonstration of a variety of approaches to teaching and learning to meet the different needs of students • Translation of curriculum content and objectives into meaningful learning activities • Integration of technology to support student learning • Understanding of the importance of career-long learning Audience: Teachers in year one of the New Teacher Induction Program

Mon, Sept 27, 4:00 – 6:00 pm OR Tues Sept 28, 4:00 – 6:00 pm AND

Mon, Oct 18, 4:00 – 6:00 pm OR Tues, Oct 19, 4:00 – 6:00 pm AND

Mon, Dec 6, 4:00 – 6:00 pm OR Wed, Dec 8, 4:00 – 6:00 pm AND

Mon, Jan 17, 4:00 – 6:00 pm OR Tues, Jan 18, 4:00 – 6:00 pm AND

Mon Apr 18, 4:00 – 6:00 pm OR Tues, Apr 19, 4:00 – 6:00 pm AND

Mon, May 16, 4:00 – 6:00 pm OR Tues, May 17, 4:00 – 6:00 pm

Fee:

$0

Location:

TBA

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New Teacher Services YEAR TWO - NEW TEACHER INDUCTION PROGRAM

YEAR THREE - NEW TEACHER INDUCTION PROGRAM

Consultant support will continue for year two teachers, who will also participate in divisional professional learning networks. Prior to school start-up, teachers will explore student engagement strategies that build positive learning environments. Teachers will engage in research-based brainbased activities that enhance student learning. After-school seminars deepen understanding of Teaching Quality Standard and explore strategies to enhance teaching and learning in a collaborative and supportive network.

Coaching and consultant support is available.

Audience: Year two teachers all divisions NTY2001-01

Fri, Aug 27, 8:30 – 3:30 pm

Fee:

$0

Location:

Fantasyland Hotel Ballroom

Audience: Elementary teachers in year two (year one in 2009/10)

Mon, Oct 25, 4:00 – 6:00 pm OR Tues, Oct 26, 4:00 – 6:00 pm OR Wed, Oct 27, 4:00 – 6:00 pm AND

Mon, Jan 31, 4:00 – 6:00 pm OR Wed, Feb 2, 4:00 – 6:00 pm AND

Mon, May 30, 4:00 – 6:00 pm OR Tues, May 31, 4:00 – 6:00 pm OR Wed, Jun 1, 4:00 – 6:00 pm

Fee:

$0

Location:

TBA

Audience: Junior High teachers in year two (year one in 2009/10)

Mon, Nov 8, 4:00 – 6:00 pm OR Wed, Nov 10, 4:00 – 6:00 pm AND

Mon, Feb 14, 4:00 – 6:00 pm OR Tues, Feb 15, 4:00 – 6:00 pm AND

Mon, May 9, 4:00 – 6:00 pm OR Tues, May 24, 4:00 – 6:00 pm

Fee:

$0

Location:

TBA

Audience: Senior High teachers in year two (year one in 2009/10)

Mon, Nov 22, 4:00 – 6:00 pm OR Tues, Nov 23, 4:00 – 6:00 pm AND

Mon, Feb 7, 4:00 – 6:00 pm OR Tues, Feb 22, 4:00 – 6:00 pm AND

Mon, May 2, 4:00 – 6:00 pm OR Tues, May 3, 4:00 – 6:00 pm

Fee:

$0

Location:

TBA

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“Very positive experience. I have loved the chance to go and do some learning away from the classroom and refine my skills for teaching. “ ~New Teacher

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Programming for Student Differences • Provide consultation, observation and programming suggestions for students experiencing academic, social or behavioural difficulties, as well as high ability learners, in inclusive settings and congregated district sites • Assist educators, school leadership teams and parents to maximize student engagement to meet a variety of learning needs • Provide custom tailored professional learning opportunities around differentiation, assessment, classroom/behavioural management, writing and use of IPPs, and planning for struggling/high ability students across the curriculum • Provide training in Nonviolent Crisis Intervention Anita Homan 780.429.8022 Anita.Homan@epsb.ca Cam Buchanan 780.498.8756 Cam.Buchanan@epsb.ca Cynthia Kelly 780.970.5229 Cynthia.Kelly@epsb.ca Sandra Gluth 780.429.8586 Sandra.Gluth@epsb.ca

JOB EMBEDDED SUPPORTING TEACHERS IN SUPPORTING ALL STUDENTS Differentiated instructional support for teachers improves teacher performance in a supportive environment, further the school and District vision and improves student achievement. In this collaborative model, a consultant will provide ongoing instructional leadership at a school. The model allows for the building of rapport, trust, and relationships for the facilitation of professional growth. Possibilities for support could include: • implementation of the principles of the K-12 Literacy Guiding Document and AISI Cycle Four • building cooperative teaching teams • Understanding by Design • differentiation • assessment • positive behavior • inclusion • supporting at-risk students • supporting students presenting unique learning challenges • working with parents • transitioning students • choosing resources • considering assistive devices and Universal Design for Learning • using community services and outside agencies

Toby Scott 780.498.8752 Toby.Scott@epsb.ca Trish Clare 780.429.8425 Trish.Clare@epsb.ca Vicki Sabourin 780.429.8227 Vicki.Sabourin@epsb.ca

JOB EMBEDDED Network for Teachers of Literacy Students (see Networks) JOB EMBEDDED Network for Supporting Diverse Learners Using Technologies (see Networks) JOB EMBEDDED Network for Teachers with Autism, CLS or ISP Students (see Networks) JOB EMBEDDED Network for Behaviour Learning Assistance Teachers (see Networks) JOB EMBEDDED Network for Staff Supporting Students with Special Learning Needs- AD/ HD, ODD, CD (see Networks) NETWORK FOR PLANNING IN THE COMBINED CLASS (see Networks)

Audience: Full school staff Contact Cynthia Kelly, Vicki Sabourin, Anita Homan, Toby Scott or Trish Clare to design your learning plan.

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Programming for Student Differences AT-RISK STUDENTS: ACHIEVING SUCCESS THROUGH ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY (see Emerging Technologies) Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD): Applications of NVCPI® Designed to fulfill the Crisis Prevention Institutes recertification requirements and enhance the skill set of staff who are working with students with ASD. Help you to understand autism, highlight special considerations, adapt concepts and explore a variety of strategies and interventions. Incorporates a variety of autism-specific skills including: positive behavioural support, augmentative communication, functional assessment, and support for the student with self-injurious behaviours. Introduces and explores a variety of strategies and resources provided through a professional collaboration with Division TEACCH (Treatment and Education of Autistic and related Communication Handicapped Children), a nationally recognized leader for over 40 years in providing training and services to those who support individuals with ASD.

DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING (DHH) STUDENTS IN INCLUSIVE CLASSROOMS Mini Lessons to Support Your Integrated Deaf and Hard of Hearing Student in the Classroom. The session will start with a general inservice regarding the basic needs of DHH students from K through Grade 12. We will help you understand the audiogram, hearing aids, FM systems and Cochlear Implants. We will let you ‘hear’ what it is like for your students who are trying to use their residual hearing to listen through equipment in your classroom. Other topics will include: • The Role of Sign Language Interpreter in an Inclusive Classroom • Pre-teaching – An Essential Support for Integrated Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students (DHH) • Auditory Support – Auditory Training Exercises for Effective Listening • Reading – Reading Strategies Specific to DHH students • Writing – Strategies and Resources for DHH students Audience: Teachers and educational assistants working with students coded Deaf or Hard of Hearing

Audience: Staff supporting students with Autism Spectrum Disorders

PSD0066-01

Wed, Oct 6, 9:00 - 11:30 am AND Wed, Oct 13, 9:00 - 11:30 am AND Wed, Oct 20, 9:00 - 11:30 am

PSD0162-01

Thurs, Sept, 30, 8:30 am – 3:30 pm AND Fri, Oct 1, 8:30 am – 3:30 pm OR

Facilitator:

Linda Cundy, Kim Bizuk and Jacqueline Dahlen

Mon, Jan 17, 8:30 am – 3:30 pm AND Tues, Jan. 18, 8:30 am - 3:30 pm

Fee:

1.5 SDH or $180

Facilitator:

Sharon Wood

Location:

Newton School, 5523 - 122 Avenue

Fee:

2 SDH or $240

Effective Student Engagement Through IPPs

Location:

Newton School, 5523 – 122 Avenue

Writing effective, ‘living document’ IPPs can seem like a daunting task. This module is designed to support teachers in creating, working with and monitoring IPPs. We will provide an overview of all aspects of IPPs as well as emphasize specific areas such as writing and modifying goals and objectives, gathering data and transitional planning. Both District and provincial expectations will be discussed.

BUILDING RESILIENCY IN ALL STUDENTS Students are dealing with ever-increasing stress in their lives. Educators need to have the skills to teach students how to deal with disappointments, set backs, and frustration in their lives. This module will look at students who are at risk, why they might be, and what we can do to help them develop the skill set that builds resiliency. Note: Opportunities for job embedded coaching are also available related to this topic on a contract basis. Audience: All teachers PSD0164-01

Fri, Dec 3, 9:00 - 11:30 am AND Mon, Feb 7, 9:00 - 11:30 am

Facilitators:

Trish Clare, Anita Homan, Vicki Sabourin and Toby Scott

Fee:

1 SDH or $120

Location:

Centre for Education and school TBD

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Audience: All teachers PSD0132-01

Fri, Oct 1, 9:00 - 11:30 am AND Tues, Jan 11, 9:00 - 11:30 am AND Tues, Apr 19, 9:00 - 11:30 am

Facilitator:

Vicki Sabourin, Trish Clare, Anita Homan and Toby Scott

Fee:

1.5 SDH or $180

Location:

Newton School, 5523 - 122 Avenue and Centre for Education

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Programming for Student Differences Helping Children with Selective Mutism Selective Mutism is a little understood childhood anxiety disorder that affects up to 2% of children in primary grades. Selective Mutism is the persistent failure of a child to speak in certain social situations, primarily school, while being comfortable in other situations - primarily home. These children suffer in silence unnecessarily. If their needs are not addressed early the Selective Mutism will persist and negatively impact social and educational functioning. Increase your understanding of Selective Mutism in terms of history and causes. Focus on: the charactersitics of children with Selective Mutism; the importance of identification; best practice intervention; and strategies and accommodations that you can provide in the classroom.

IMPLEMENTING A PICTURE COMMUNICATION SYSTEM - FIRST STEPS Learn about the basic underlying principles and benefits of using a picture system with students who are nonverbal or have limited speech. Will provide learning and practice in implementing picture communication training. Information provided on taking simple data collection to evaluate the effectiveness of your programming. If time allows, there will be opportunity to engage in discussions about individual cases brought forth by those attending. Audience: Classroom teachers, educational assistants, special education coordinators PSD0158-01

Thur, Oct 21, 3:00 - 5:00 pm

Audience: Elementary teachers

Facilitators:

Averill Tate and Kathleen (Kacy) Moran

PSD0157-01

Mon, Nov 15, 4:00 – 5:00 pm

Fee:

.25 SDH or $30

Facilitator:

Wendy D. Creighton-Lacroix and Shannon Lewis

Location:

Newton School, 5523 - 122 Avenue

Fee:

.25 SDH or $30

Location:

Centre for Education

Introduction to Literacy Assessment in Your Classroom (see Literacy - Language Arts/ English)

Helping Heal Aggressive and Violent Children and Youth Cree wisdom teaches that he who does not feel his wounds is most likely to wound others. By many indications an aggression problem is escalating across our society. Aggression within and between our children and youth is reflected in their daily interactions, language, music, play, and gaming. Based on the work of Dr. Bruce Perry, Dr. Gabor Mate, Dr. Gordon Neufeld, and others, this session uncovers aggression’s developmental foundations. Participants will: • understand why conventional behavioural approaches, and incident management strategies, have temporary or no effect • explore processes for reading aggression • learn basic steps in preventing and solving chronic aggression and bullying problems Audience: All staff SBC0121-01

Mon, Dec 6, 9:00 am – 3:30 pm

Facilitator:

Cam Buchanan

Fee:

1 SDH or $120

Location :

Centre for Education

KEYBOARDS FOR KIDS (see Literacy - Language Arts/ English) MAKING INCLUSION WORK Our classrooms are becoming more and more diverse and it can feel overwhelming to try to meet individual student needs. Explore a variety of practical, research based strategies that will help with programming, assessment, behavior management, and working with parents. Effective use of recommendations from specialist assessments to support learning will be discussed, as well as the role of the IPP. Opportunities for job embedded coaching are also available related to this topic on a contract basis. Audience: All teachers PSD0165-01

Mon, Nov 8, 1:00 - 3:30 pm AND Mon, Jan 24, 1:00 - 3:30 pm

Facilitators:

Anita Homan, Cynthia Kelly, Trish Clare, Vicki Sabourin and Cam Buchanan

Fee:

1 SDH or $120

Location:

TBA

To Register . Call 780.429.8050 . Email consultingservices@epsb.ca

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Programming for Student Differences NONVIOLENT CRISIS INTERVENTION™ Nonviolent Crisis Intervention™ is a behaviour management system designed to provide the best possible care, safety, and security for staff and students when a student becomes disruptive or out-of-control. The main focus is to train staff to de-escalate anxious and defensive students to prevent them from becoming disruptive or out-of-control. Recommendation: a minimum of two staff per school be trained in NVCI Audience: All staff SBC0001-01

Thurs, Dec 9, 8:30 am - 4:00 pm AND Fri, Dec 10, 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Facilitators:

Dan Tailleur and Mike Dreimanis

Fee:

2 SDH or $260 (includes book)

Location:

Newton School, MdKinley Room, 5523 - 122 Avenue

NONVIOLENT CRISIS INTERVENTION (NVCI™) REFRESHER WITH APPLIED PHYSICAL TRAINING Through classroom dramatization, hands-on practice, and group discussion we will learn and practice: • how to safely enter and engage in situations requiring physical intervention; • practice ways to maximize effectiveness and minimize risks; • review and discuss the dangers of floor restraints, including restraint-related positional asphyxia; and, • practice real-life interim techniques to use during emergency situations. Join us as we simulate and discuss real-life classroom situations. On-site coaching is always available to further problem solve, support, and implement effective positive behaviour supports and NVCI strategies. Prerequisite: Certification in NVCI Audience: All staff SBC0027-01

Fri, Dec 3, 9:00 am – 3:30 pm

NONVIOLENT CRISIS INTERVENTION™ REVIEW

Facilitator:

Cam Buchanan

Join us as we use real-life classroom experiences and situations to review and practice the fundamentals of Nonviolent Crisis Intervention®. This NVCI review opportunity combines new and emerging ideas from learning and behaviour science to help understand, prevent, and respond to a classroom or school behaviour. Using role-play, open discussion, hands-on practice, and situational problem solving we will review and hone all aspects of the NonViolent Crisis Intervention program. Be prepared to share, re-create, and discuss classroom situations. In-class coaching is available to provide for an ongoing learning opportunity.

Fee:

1 SDH or $130

Location:

Centre for Education

Prerequisite: Certification in NVCI Audience: All staff SBC0002-01

Fri, Oct 1, 9:00 am – 3:30 pm OR

SBC0002-02

Fri, Nov 5, 9:00 am – 3:30 pm OR

SBC0002-03

Fri, Jan 7, 9:00 am – 3:30 pm

Facilitator:

Cam Buchanan

Fee:

1 SDH or $135

Location:

Centre For Education

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PERSON CENTERED PLANNING Person Centered Planning is a process in which individuals in a student’s life collaborate to help plan for education, employment and/or adult community life. This process can be used to plan the IPP and/or the next steps once a student leaves high school. It involves indentifying strengths, the essentials for success, goals, action plans and how the members of the team might contribute. It recognizes the power of self determination for special needs and at-risk youth. Note: Opportunities for job embedded coaching are also available related to this topic on a contract basis to be determined and billed separately. Audience: Division 3 and 4 staff responsible for IPP planning and transitioning special needs and at-risk students PSD0154-01

Thurs, Oct 21, 1:00 - 3:30 pm

Facilitator:

Cynthia Kelly

Fee

.5 SDH or $60

Location:

Centre for Education

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Programming for Student Differences PREPARING SPECIAL NEEDS AND AT-RISK YOUTH FOR EMPLOYMENT AND ADULT COMMUNITY LIFE

SUCCESS IN USING A SPEECH GENERATING DEVICES IN YOUR CLASSROOM

Learn about the employability skills our youth need to find and hold successful employment and the life skills essential to transition to adulthood. Natural fits within the Program of Studies will be explored. Strategies, resources and ideas for implementation will be discussed. Methods for planning with students and parents about life after high school will be shared. Participants will have time to collaborate and make connections with colleagues.

Learn to use speech generating devices to facilitate the use of picture communication in your classroom. The primary focus will be on the Springboard Lite and the iPod Touch.

Note: Opportunities for job embedded coaching are also available related to this topic on a contract basis. Audience: Division 3 and 4 teachers, Special Needs department heads and counsellors PSD0156-01

Mon, Nov 8, 9:00 - 11:30 am

Facilitator:

Cynthia Kelly

Fee:.

.5 SDH or $60

Locaton:

Centre for Education

Small Group EARLY Literacy Intervention (see Literacy - Language Arts/English) PROGRAMMING FOR SUCCESS In today’s diverse classrooms how do we go about meeting the needs of all of our students? It all begins with knowing your learners. Explore multiple ways to go about gathering information about your students. Come away with ready to use tools for data collection and suggestions on how to use the information to plan effective, engaging learning experiences. Note: Opportunities for job embedded coaching are also available related to this topic on a contract basis. Audience: For all teachers PSD0159-01

Wed, Oct 6, 1:00 - 3:30 pm

Facilitator:

Vicki Sabourin

Fee:

.5 SDH or $60

Location:

Newton School, Robson Room, 5523 - 122 Avenue

Audience: Kindergarten to Grade 12 teachers and educational assistants PSD0163-01

Wed, Oct 27, 9:00 - 11:00 am OR

PSD0163-02

Thurs, Nov 4, 9:00 - 11:00 am

Facilitator:

Richard Svekla

Fee:

.5 SDH or $60

Location:

Newton School, 5523 - 122 Avenue

SUPPORTING THE LEARNING SUCCESS OF REFUGEE AND LONG-TERM ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNING STUDENTS (see English Language Learners) USING TECHNOLOGY TO ENGAGE NON-WRITERS (see Literacy - Language Arts/English) UNIVERSAL DESIGN FOR LEARNING: CALLING ALL LEARNERS(see Emerging Technologies) MEDICATION MANAGEMENT For more information on medication management policiies visit www.epsb.ca/policy/ihcd.ar.shtml.

“[People] may be said to resemble not the bricks of which a house is built, but the pieces of a picture puzzle, each differing in shape, but matching the rest, and thus bringing out the picture.” ~Felix Adler

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Science • Provide consultation in planning, organizing and implementing the science program of studies • Assist teachers to broaden their scope of scientific knowledge and the integration of research-based teaching strategies • Support the integration of technology and 21st century literacies in the science classroom • Provide advice on the purchasing and storage of chemicals and equipment Jane Diner 780.429.8220 Jane.Diner@epsb.ca Evelaine Goggin 780.970.5228 Evelaine.Goggin@epsb.ca

JOB EMBEDDED SCIENTIFIC LITERACY THROUGH INQUIRY IN THE ELEMENTARY OR THE SECONDARY CLASSROOM Scientific inquiry is a process in which students take ownership of scientific investigations. This job embedded professional learning opportunity will provide you with the skills and attitudes to develop inquiry based lessons. Two group planning days will be facilitated followed by one on one coaching in your classroom as requested. Audience: Division 1 to 4 Contact Jane Diner or Evelaine Goggin to design your learning plan.

DIGITAL LITERACY IN ELEMENTARY SCIENCE The 21st century learner encompasses a broad set of skills and competencies including digital literacy. This session will explore how technology can support the teaching and learning in the elementary Science classroom to develop students’ digital literacy. Topics could include digital storytelling, podcasting, digital photography, Google Earth, etc.

INTEGRATING ONLINE RESOURCES IN SECONDARY SCIENCE Today’s students seem to be naturally drawn to, and engaged in learning when technology is involved. Provide a variety of links to useful and interactive online resources which support the teaching and learning of many different outcomes in the secondary science curriculum. A hands-on lab experience. Audience: Division 3 and 4 science teachers SCI0179-01

Oct 18, 9:00 am - 3:30 pm

Facilitator:

Jane Diner

Fee:

1 SDH or $120

Location:

Newton School, Lab, 5523 - 122 Avenue

DIGITAL LITERACY IN THE SECONDARY SCIENCE CLASS Explore how technology can support the teaching and learning in the secondary science classroom to develop students digital literacy. Possible topics include podcasting, digital photography, Google Earth, representing understanding using digital storytelling etc.

Audience: Division 1 and 2 teachers

Audience: Division 3 and 4 teachers

SCI0177-01

Tues, Nov 2, 9:00 am - 3:30 pm AND Wed, Jan 18, 9:00 - 3:30 pm

SCI0178-01

Fri, Oct 15, 9:00 am - 3:30 pm AND Mon, Nov 15, 9:00 am - 3:30 pm

Facilitator:

Evelaine Goggin

Facilitator:

Jane Diner

Fee:

2 SDH or $240

Fee:

2 SDH or $240

Location:

Newton School, Lab, 5523 - 122 Avenue

Location:

Newton School, Lab, 5523 - 122 Avenue

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Science SCIENTIFIC LITERACY IN THE 21st CENTURY Inquiry based science leads itself to discovery, authenticity, collaboration and real engagement. Learn how to design lessons in which students take ownership of science investigations creating an environment in which true discovery happens. Develop and share resources that support the development of 21st century literacies. Audience: Science teachers SCI0180-01

Mon, Nov 1, 8:30 am - 3:30 pm

Facilitator:

Jane Diner

Fee:

1 SDH or $120

Location:

Centre for Education

SMART BOARDS IN SCIENCE: LEVEL 2 Designed for those who are comfortable with their SMART Board and ready to go to the next level using this learning tool to enhance science instruction and increase student engagement. Advanced features of the SMART Board will be explored and plenty of time will be provided to become familiar with the new skills. Audience: Division 3 and 4 science teachers TLT0220-01

Wed, Dec 1, 9:00 am - 3:30 pm

Facilitator:

Jane Diner

Fee:

1 SDH or $120

Location:

Newton School, 5523 - 122 Avenue

WHMIS FOR TEACHING AND SUPPORT STAFF (CTS, Art, Drama, Science, Beauty Culture, Foods) Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS) requires job specific training every three years. Even if you have WHMIS general training, you need to be trained in the chemicals you work with and how WHMIS applies to you and your school. This session will include specific training in chemical hazard awareness and safety. A study manual and WHMIS handbook will be provided. A test for certification will be given.

“Science is organized knowledge.� ~ Herbert Spencer

Audience: All teachers and support staff SCI0098-01

Mon, Oct 4, 8:30 - 11:30 am

Facilitator:

Eugene Plawiuk

Fee:

$60 (SDH n/a)

Location:

Centre for Education

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Social Studies • Provide consultant support in planning, organizing and implementing the Social Studies curriculum • Align Social Studies instruction to the principles in the K-12 Literacy Guiding Document and AISI work • Design inquiry based instruction, develop critical challenges and integrate strategic literacy practices • Plan for differentiated instruction and technology integration • Organize, support and facilitate personal and professional learning networks Betty-Lou Ayers 780.429.8567 Betty-Lou.Ayers@epsb.ca David Evans (Div 3 & 4) 780.429.8181 David.Evans@epsb.ca

Lorna Nyitrai (Div 1 & 2) 780.429.8257 Lorna.Nyitrai@epsb.ca

Evelaine Goggin (Div 1 & 2) 780.970.5228 Evelaine.Goggin@epsb.ca

Rick Stiles-Oldring 780.429.8243 Rick.Stiles-Oldring@@epsb.ca Tim Paetkau 780.429.8214 Tim.Paetkau@epsb.ca Tim.Paetkau@epsb.ca

JOB EMBEDDED JUNIOR AMBASSADORS: CITIZENSHIP IN THE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL The 21st century learner requires skills and literacies that encourage students to be globally aware, active citizens in their communities through collaboration, communication, leadership and self direction. Through the core concept in Social Studies of Citizenship and Identity, global education is at the heart of the curriculum. Teachers will receive support on how to integrate global education projects to develop critical thinking, creative thinking, decision making and problem solving skills. Topics could include how to develop a project, use technology in a project, networking etc. Coaching in the classroom can also be built in.

DIGITAL LITERACY IN ELEMENTARY SOCIAL STUDIES The 21st century learner encompasses a broad set of skills and competencies including digital literacy. This session will explore how technology can support the teaching and learning in the elementary Social Studies classroom to develop students’ digital literacy. Topics could include digital storytelling, podcasting, digital photography, Google Earth, etc. Audience: Division 1 and 2 teachers SOC0125-01

Tues, Sept 28, 8:30 am – 3:30 pm AND Wed, Jan 19, 8:30 am – 3:30 pm

Facilitator:

Evelaine Goggin

Audience: Division 1 and 2 teachers

Fee:

2 SDH or $240

Contact Evelaine Goggin to design your learning plan.

Location:

Newton School, 5523 - 122 Avenue

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Social Studies DEVELOPING ASSESSMENTS THAT WORK TO ENGAGE ALL STUDENTS

FROM THE HORSE’S MOUTH: PRIMARY SOURCES WITH THE SMART BOARD

Implementing the social studies curriculum can seem daunting, especially when it comes to evaluation. A great year starts with a plan that builds in both the skills and processes of the curriculum and addresses your assessment goals. We will explore how to approach the curricular outcomes so that we assess the big ideas or enduring understandings in the Program of Studies. We will explore a variety of assessment approaches, but the focus will be on the creation of Source-Based questions. The goal is for you to have a better understanding of how and what to assess and to walk away with some innovative assessments. Please bring your curriculum documents and any resources that you feel will be helpful in developing exam questions.

Through the use of the SMART Board, this hands-on social studies session will explore uses of primary sources such as letters, newspapers, diaries, maps, artifacts (art, pottery), sounds (music, stories, and folklore), and images (paintings, photographs, videos/movies). Primary sources enhance the learning process in social studies by allowing students to construct their own understandings of people, events, and ideas through inquiry, investigation, research and analysis. Introducing and using primary sources leads to active learning and development of critical thinking, reasoning, and problem solving. This session will be developed on the SMART Board but can be adapted for teachers who do not have one.

Audience: Division 3 and 4 social studies teachers

SOC0126-01

Wed, Nov 10, 8:30 am - 3:30 pm AND Mon, Dec 6, 8:30 am – 3:30 pm

Facilitator:

Evelaine Goggin

Fee:

2 SDH or $240

Location:

NewtonSchool, 5523 - 122 Avenue

Division 3 SOC0123-01

Fri, Nov 12, 8:30 - 11:30 am AND Wed, Dec 15, 8:30 - 11:30 am AND Wed, Jan 12, 8:30 - 11:30 am AND Thurs, Feb 10, 8:30 - 11:30 am

Division 4 SOC0123-02

Fri, Nov 19, 8:30 - 11:30 am AND Thurs, Dec 16, 8:30 - 11:30 am AND Thurs, Jan 14, 8:30 - 11:30 am AND Fri, Feb 11, 8:30 - 11:30 am

Facilitator:

David Evans

Fee:

2 SDH or $240

Location:

Centre for Education

ENGAGING ALL STUDENTS IN SOCIAL STUDIES Teachers often state that students lack engagement and interest in social studies. The good news is your students are motivated; the catch is they aren’t always motivated to learn what you want to teach. Successful teaching requires you to understand how to engage all students and create an environment that promotes success. Learn about the three R’s (relationship, relevance and realistic expectations) and how they can be used to engage and motivate all students. Best practices to inspire academic achievement and unlock students’ natural enthusiasm for learning will also be identified.

Audience: Kindergarten to Grade 12 teachers

INTEGRATING ONLINE RESOURCES IN SECONDARY SOCIAL STUDIES Today’s students seem to be naturally drawn to, and engaged in learning when technology is involved. This session will provide a variety of links to useful and interactive online resources which support the teaching and learning of many different outcomes in the secondary social studies curriculum. A hands-on lab experience. Audience: Division 3 and 4 Social Studies teachers SOC0119-01

Thurs, Oct 14, 8:30 am - 3:30 pm

Facilitator:

David Evans

Fee:

1 SDH or $120

Location:

Newton School, 5523 - 122 Avenue

“…the answer is the road behind you, only the questions move us forward down the road.”

Audience: Division 1 to 4 teachers SOC0124-01

Mon, Oct 25, 8:30 am - 3:30 pm

Facilitator:

David Evans

Fee:

1 SDH or $120

Location:

Newton School, 5523 - 122 Avenue

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~ Anonymous

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Social Studies KNOWLEDGE AND EMPLOYABILITY IN SOCIAL STUDIES Deepen your understanding of the Knowledge and Employability (K&E) courses as they pertain to the Social Studies Program of Studies. Work collaboratively to uncover the most enduring learning targets in K&E courses. Examine best practices and new instructional techniques to incorporate the component parts of K&E courses, (such as, integrated disciplines, balanced curriculum, critical and creative thinking and student-centered instruction) into your day-today activities. Explore the inquiry process and technology integration. Walk away with classroom ready best practices that will help to develop critical thinkers and engage all learners. Audience: Division 3 and 4 social studies teachers SOC0116-01

Mon, Nov 15, 8:30 - 11:30 am

Facilitator:

David Evans

Fee:

.5 SDH or $60

Location:

Centre for Education

NETWORK FOR SOCIAL STUDIES INSTRUCTIONAL LEADERS (see Networks) STRATEGIES FOR VOCABULARY INSTRUCTION IN SOCIAL STUDIES How do students learn new social studies vocabulary words? How do we provide opportunities for students to actively process new vocabulary over time? Learn effective strategies for teaching students new vocabulary and concepts. Join this session to learn some new easy-to-implement activities that engage students in using new vocabulary with a focus on differentiating instruction and 21st century skills to meet the needs of all learners. Audience: Kindergarten to Grade 12 teachers SOC0127-01

Wed, Nov 10, 8:30 - 11:30 am

Facilitator:

David Evans

Fee:

.5 SDH or $60

Location:

Centre for Education

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WEAVING LITERATURE IN SOCIAL STUDIES Look at literature based lessons that support the teaching and learning of the essential outcomes in the Social Studies curriculum. Explore lessons that help students acquire and develop thinking strategies that assist them in making connections to prior knowledge, assimilating new information and applying learning to new contexts. Develop and share resources that complement the current social studies program. Audience: Kindergarten to Division 2

Kindergarten & Division 1 SOC0122-01

Tues, Nov 23, 9:00 - 3:30 pm

Division 2 SOC0122-02

Mon, Nov 29, 9:00 - 3:30 pm

Facilitators:

Evelaine Goggin and Lorna Nyitrai

Fee:

1 SDH or $120

Location:

Centre for Education

WORKING WITH THE SOCIAL STUDIES CURRICULUM Join this session to deepen your understanding of the social studies curriculum and online resources that support implementation. In this session, you will work collaboratively to uncover the most enduring learning targets in the social studies curriculum. You will examine best practices and new instructional techniques to incorporate critical and historical thinking and 21st century literacies into your day-to-day activities. Participants will walk away with classroom ready best practices that will help to develop critical thinkers and a variety of links to useful and interactive online resources, such as the LearnAlberta site and Youtube. Audience: Beginning teachers and new teachers to social studies and teachers wishing to deepen their understanding of the social studies curriculum (K-12) SOC0129-01

Thurs, Sept 30, 8:30 am - 3:30 pm

Facilitator:

David Evans

Fee:

1 SDH or $120

Location:

Centre for Education

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Other Professional Learning

“All education is a continuous dialogue – questions and answers that pursue every problem to the horizon.” ~ William O. Douglas

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Budget Services • Support teaching and learning by ensuring the equitable distribution of financial resources and maintaining and enhancing and monitoring a district budget process that supports site-based decision making • Offer inservices to district staff as part of our commitment to collaborate with schools and other DUs to support teaching and learning • Offer customized inservices and coaching to schools to align with the professional growth plans Sandra Bassett 780.429.8310 Sandra.Bassett@epsb.ca

PREPARING FINANCIAL SPECIFICATIONS BASED ON THE SEPTEMBER 30th ACTUAL ALLOCATIONS

REVIEW OF ELIGIBILITY FOR CONTINUED ALLOCATION FOR 2010-2012

Designed to assist schools in understanding the Sept 30th Actual Allocations and how resources are distributed using the Financial Specifications section of BPS. This is a great learning opportunity for people new to a District leadership position or those who are aspiring for a leadership position. The process which generates FIS documents from the uploaded financial specifications in BPS will be highlighted and suggestions will be offered on interpreting FIS reports. Analyzing expenditure patterns, especially in the first few months of the school year, will be outlined.

This session is provided in two parts. Participants are invited to join us for either one or both sessions according to their needs.

Audience: principals, assistant principals, business managers, department heads, curriculum coordinators, administrative assistants

Part A is intended for those individuals who are new to the review process. Participants will have the opportunity to learn about the documentation requirements for both school and central review, the process to complete and post eligibility documents to Pinpoint as well as the deadlines for submission to Budget Services. Part B will focus on the expectations for specialized assessment for students identified for either school or central review. Case studies will be presented along with sample assessments and completed documentation forms.

BUD0008-01

Tues, Oct 19, 4:00 - 6:00 pm

Audience: principals, assistant principals, counselors, special education coordinators

Facilitator: Presenters:

Sandra Bassett Budget Services Staff

Part A

Fee:

$0

Location:

Centre for Education

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BUD0010-01

Tues, Nov 9, 1:00 - 2:30 pm AND/OR

Part B BUD0010-02

Tues, Nov 9, 3:00 - 5:00 pm

Facilitator: Presenters:

Sandra Bassett Budget Services Staff

Fee:

$0

Location:

Centre for Education

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Custodial Services (Facilities) • Provide training, advice, mentoring and coaching for schools custodial staff • Advise on evaluations, cleaning procedures, work schedules, staffing needs and custodial hiring interviews • Provide WHMIS training for all school staff • Advise on greening your school, through cleaning and energy management strategies Eugene Plawiuk 780.429.8050 Eugene.Plawiuk@epsb.ca

ASBESTOS AWARENESS FOR DIVISION A CUSTODIANS

BEST PRACTICES IN FLOOR CARE

CUS0021-01

Mon, Oct 25, 8:30 am - 3:30 pm OR

New flooring materials are being used in schools and offices across our district. Resilient flooring and other ‘softer’ nonvinyl surfaces have special needs when it comes to scrubbing, stripping, sealing and waxing. This course covers new flooring care and reviews how to create an effective cleaning, scrubbing and waxing program for existing flooring in your school. This also covers how to create an effective hard floor care program in your school. Best practices for hard floor care and the secrets of building an effective shine for your school floors will be revealed.

CUS0021-02

Fri, Jan 7, 8:30 am - 3:30 pm

Audience: Custodians

Facilitator:

Eugene Plawiuk

CUS0051-01

Mon, Dec 13, 8:30 am - 3:30 pm

Fee:

$120 (SDH n/a)

Facilitator:

Eugene Plawiuk

Location:

Centre for Education

Fee:

$120 (SDH n/a)

Location:

School TBD

An introduction to asbestos awareness, potential health problems, legislation and guidelines, control methods, inspection, and remediation. We will cover the role of custodial staff in observing and reporting potential asbestos problems in schools, safe work practices in floor care and working with the school’s hazardous materials management plan. Audience: Division A custodians

ASBESTOS AWARENESS FOR DIVISION B CUSTODIAL ASSISTANTS An introduction to asbestos awareness, potential health problems, legislation and guidelines, control methods, inspections, and remediation. We will cover the role of custodial staff in observing and reporting potential asbestos problems in schools.

BEST PRACTICES IN CARPET CARE

CUS0055-01

Mon, Oct 25, 8:30 - 11:30 am OR

Carpeting requires a regular maintenance program to maintain a healthy indoor environment. You will review recent developments in indoor environmental care including the importance of vacuuming, spot removal, and bonnet cleaning for an effective carpet maintenance program. Why your school should implement a regular cleaning schedule of highpressure steam extraction will be discussed.

CUS0055-02

Fri, Jan 7, 8:30 - 11:30 am

Audience: Custodians

Facilitator:

Eugene Plawiuk

CUS0013-01

Wed, Dec 15, 8:30 am - 3:30 pm

Fee:

$60 (SDH n/a)

Facilitator:

Eugene Plawiuk

Location:

Centre for Education

Fee:

$120 (SDH n/a)

Location:

School TBD

Audience: Custodial assistants

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Custodial Services BLOOD BORNE PATHOGEN AND PANDEMIC CLEANING Disinfection and sanitizing procedures with a review of the District’s pandemic cleaning procedures. We will cover the blood borne pathogen protocols for working safely with blood and other human bodily fluids in a school setting. Audience: All custodians CUS0061-01

Thurs, Oct 7,1:00 - 3:30 pm

Facilitator:

Eugene Plawiuk

Fee:

$60 (SDH n/a)

Location:

Centre for Education

CLEANING FOR HEALTH We no longer simply clean for appearance but we clean to maintain student and staff wellness, and a healthy learning environment. Learn what the best practices are for cleaning our schools to keep them healthy. Audience: All custodians CUS0064-01

Thurs, Oct 7, 8:30 - 11:30 am

Facilitator:

Eugene Plawiuk

Fee:

$60 (SDH n/a)

Location :

Centre for Education

COMPUTER CLASSES FOR CUSTODIANS Learn how to navigate through the District’s websites relevant to custodial staff including Staff Room, Human Resources, Purchasing, Facilities and Emergency Preparedness.

CREATING EFFECTIVE WORK SCHEDULES Learn how to develop work schedules for rotational cleaning, cleaning during breaks, priority cleaning for health and appearance. Audience: Head custodians and spare custodians CUS0007-01

Mon, Sept 20, 8:30 - 11:30 am

Facilitator:

Eugene Plawiuk

Fee:

$60 (SDH n/a)

Location:

Centre for Education

CUSTODIAL BUDGET PLANNING Learn how your school budget works, how custodial services are budgeted for, your role in budgeting, purchasing equipment and supplies, monitoring inventory, planning for overtime costs. Audience: Head custodians, spare custodians CUS0024-01

Fri, Oct 15, 8:30 - 11:30 am

Facilitator:

Eugene Plawiuk

Fee:

$60 (SDH n/a)

Location:

Centre for Education

CUSTODIAL ERGONOMICS Custodial work consists of many activities that require lifting, bending, stretching. These tasks may place you at risk for a variety of injuries. Look at the latest research on ergonomics of your work, the injuries associated with our work, and techniques to reduce strain and the chance of injuries.

Audience: Head custodians, spares, custodians, custodial assistants

Audience: All custodians CUS0018-01

Mon, Nov 8, 8:30 - 11:30 am

CUS0063-01

Thurs, Sept 30, 8:30 - 11:30 am OR

Facilitator:

Eugene Plawiuk

CUS0063-02

Fri, Oct 29, 8:30 - 11:30 am OR

Fee:

$60 (SDH n/a)

CUS0063-03

Wed, Dec 1, 8:30 - 11:30 am OR

Location:

Centre for Education

CUS0063-04

Fri, Jan 28, 8:30 - 11:30 am

Facilitator:

Eugene Plawiuk

Fee:

$60 (SDH n/a)

Location:

Centre for Education, Lab B

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Custodial Services FALL PROTECTION/WORKING FROM HEIGHTS

OPERATING YOUR STEAM HEATING PLANT

Training for custodial staff using Genie Lifts or Scissor Lifts. Will cover the use of safety harnesses and lanyards to avoid falling from heights. Required course for working from heights using lifts.

Review your heating plant operations. We will be looking at hot water boilers and furnaces as well as heat exchangers and glycol units. This will be a hands-on session.

Audience: All custodians

Audience: Head custodians and custodians

CUS0065-01

CUS0040-01

Fri, Oct 1, 8:30 am - 11:30 am OR

Mon, Nov 22, 8:30 am - 3:30 pm

CUS0040-02

Fri, Oct 1, 1:00 - 3:30 pm

Facilitator:

Eugene Plawiuk

Facilitators:

Al Block and Eugene Plawiuk

Fee:

$120 (SDH n/a)

$60 (SDH n/a)

Maintenance Building 10515 - 100 Street

Fee:

Location:

Location:

Fulton Place, 10310 - 56 Street

IMPACT OF CLEANING ON STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT Learn why your work is important for student achievement in our district. Studies show that a clean school can lead to improved test and study scores by students, as well as reducing absenteeism from illness. Audience: All custodians CUS0066-01

Tues, Oct 12, 8:30 - 11:30 am

Facilitator:

Eugene Plawiuk

Fee:

$60 (SDH n/a)

Location:

Centre for Education

LEADERSHIP FOR HEAD CUSTODIANS For those in custodial leadership who wish to review, renew and regenerate their roles in the school. We will cover communication, supervision, coaching and mentoring. Audience: All custodians CUS0060-01

Fri, Nov 26, 8:30 am - 3:30 pm AND Fri, Dec 10, 8:30 am - 3:30 pm AND Fri, Jan 21, 8:30 am - 3:30 pm AND Fri, Feb 11, 8:30 am - 3:30 pm

Facilitator:

Eugene Plawiuk

Fee:

$480 (SDH n/a)

Location:

Centre for Education

PROPANE SAFETY CERTIFICATION An overview of safe storage and handling procedures when dealing with propane and propane powered floor equipment. Will be tested to receive certification in Propane Powered Floor Equipment Safety Training. Audience: Custodial staff CUS0039-01

Fri, Oct 22, 8:30 am - 3:30 pm OR

CUS0039-02

Fri, Nov 19, 8:30 am - 3:30 pm OR

CUS0039-03

Fri, Jan 14, 8:30 am - 3:30 pm

Facilitator:

Eugene Plawiuk

Fee:

$120 (SDH n/a)

Location:

Maintenance Services 10515-100 Street

RENTALS/LEASING/COMMUNITY USE Provide custodial staff with background information on their rights and responsibilities as representatives of the District and the landlord (the school principal), when dealing with community use, rentals and leases. Review the cleaning and monitoring requirements for these areas. Audience: Custodial staff working with rentals, community groups or leases CUS0011-01

Mon, Sept 27, 8:30 - 11:30 am

Facilitator:

Eugene Plawiuk

Fee:

.5 SDH or $60

Location:

Centre for Education

SUCCESSFUL INTERVIEWS AND RESUMES (Watch for it in the Next PL Calendar)

To Register . Call 780.429.8050 . Email consultingservices@epsb.ca

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Custodial Services TDG FOR CUSTODIANS

WHMIS FOR CUSTODIANS

TDG training in Edmonton Public Schools is now on a voluntary basis. Review Dangerous Goods information for custodial staff who receive or ship dangerous goods. Includes dangerous goods classification, shipping documents, shipping and handling dangerous goods, TDG and MSDS. A work book reference manual will be provided.

Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS) requires job specific training every three years. Even if you have WHMIS general training, you need to be trained in the chemicals you work with and how WHMIS applies to you and your school. Includes specific training in chemical hazard awareness and safety. A study manual and WHMIS handbook will be provided. A test for certification will be given.

Audience: All custodial staff CUS0032-01

Thurs, Dec 2, 8:30 - 11:30 am

Facilitator:

Eugene Plawiuk

Fee:

$60 (SDH n/a)

Location:

Centre for Education

Audience: For all CUS0031-02

Thurs, Sept 23, 8:30 am - 3:30 pm OR

CUS0031-03

Mon, Oct 18, 8:30 am - 3:30 pm OR

CUS0031-04

Mon, Nov 15, 8:30 am - 3:30 pm OR

CUS0031-05

Mon, Dec 6, 8:30 am - 3:30 pm OR

WASHROOM CARE

CUS0031-06

Mon, Jan 17, 8:30 am - 3:30 pm

People judge how clean a building is by the condition of the washroom. The most complaints about conditions in school often focus on the washroom. Come to this inservice to learn new techniques for cleaning and sanitizing your bathrooms and find out the newest trends and ideas for washroom cleaning.

Facilitator:

Eugene Plawiuk

Fee:

$120 (SDH n/a)

Location:

Centre for Education

Audience: All custodial staff

WORKING SMARTER NOT HARDER

CUS0047-01

Mon, Nov 8, 1:00 - 3:30 pm

Time management and rotational cleaning strategies for custodial staff.

Facilitator:

Eugene Plawiuk

Audience: All custodial staff

Fee:

$60 (SDH n/a)

CUS0033-01

Mon, Sept 20, 1:00 - 3:30 pm

Location:

Centre for Education

Facilitator:

Eugene Plawiuk

Fee:

$60 (SDH n/a)

Location:

Centre for Education

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District Records and FOIP Management • Provide free training and professional learning in record management, information access and protection of privacy (FOIP), student records, appropriate writing for records, Pinpoint the electronic student record, Student Record Tracking System, Internet Literacy • RAMP Rescue – advice and assistance with the retention of administrative records • Advise on managing the student record • Central Records - management and storage of active and inactive records • Assist with form management – insuring that all forms meet District requirements Bev Kreklau (Administrative Assistant) 780.429.8357 Bev.Kreklau@epsb.ca Lea Beeken (Supervisor) 780.429.8188 Lea.Beeken@epsb.ca Maryann Hammermeister (FOIP Coordinator) 780.429.8357 Maryann.Hammermeister@epsb.ca Wendy Johnston 780.497.7489 Wendy.Johnston@epsb.ca

District Records will also come out to your school or location for training on Professional Learning Days. Call Maryann Hammermeister or Bev Kreklau at 780.429.8350 to arrange.

ADMINISTRATIVE RECORDS

FOIP GENERAL & ADMINISTRATIVE RECORDS

Good record keeping is important to conduct business in an orderly, efficient and accountable manner. Learn why record management is important in your school, how long to keep school administrative records based on the retention schedule and which records we do not need to keep. Information will include how to inventory, send to storage and retrieve records from the storage warehouse Central Records.

Combines the key principles of FOIP and an overview of managing your administrative records. We are responsible to ensure the information we collect, use and share, is done so appropriately. Once all that information is collected how do we manage it? Learn how long to keep school administrative records based on the retention schedule and which records we do not need to keep. Information will include how to inventory, send to storage and retrieve records from the storage warehouse Central Records.

Audience: Support staff primarily office administrative assistants DREC023-01

Tues, Oct 26, 2:30 - 4:30 pm

Facilitator:

Lea Beeken

Audience: All staff but primarily office administrative staff and administrators

Fee:

$0

DREC0025-01

Tues, Oct 5, 1:00 - 3:30 pm

Location:

Centre for Education

Facilitator:

Maryann Hammermeister and Bev Kreklau

Fee:

$0

Location:

Centre for Education

To Register . Call 780.429.8050 . Email consultingservices@epsb.ca

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District Records and FOIP Management FOIP GENERAL AWARENESS

PINPOINT

As a school district it is our responsibility to ensure that the information that we collect, use and share is done so appropriately. This session provides an interactive and fun introduction to the FOIP ACT and how it affects our work. A must for all district staff.

Learn how to access the electronic student record using PinPoint, who has access, how to search for documents, reports, what the email notification means, and electronic signatures.

Audience: All district staff

Audience: All district staff who have access to Pinpoint

DREC006-01

DREC016-01

Thurs, Oct. 7, 8:30 – 10:00 am

Tues, Oct. 26, 12:30 – 2:30 pm

Facilitator:

Lea Beeken

Facilitator:

Maryann Hammermeister

$0

$0

Fee:

Fee:

Centre for Education

Centre for Education

Location:

Location:

FOIP FOR FOIP COORDINATORS Focuses on what your responsibilities are and key areas for concern, including the collection, use and disclosures of student, parents and staff personal information; how to manage a FOIP request; and what information we can share and with whom. In addition we will examine what needs to be considered when entering into a partnership with an external agency and what your staff needs to know about web-based applications and social networking sites. Audience: FOIP coordinators

PROFESSIONAL WRITING FOR TEACHERS Focuses on appropriate writing for records including SIS notes, anecdotal notes and official records. How and when should teachers write reports? Learn immediately useful skills and attitudes for appropriate record creation. Audience: Teachers DREC022-01

Thurs, Oct. 14, 4:00 – 5:30 pm

Facilitator:

Lea Beeken

Fee:

$0

Location:

Centre for Education

DREC015-01

Thurs, Nov 4, 8:30 – 10:30 am OR

DREC015-02

Thurs, Jan. 6, 12:30 – 3:30 pm

STUDENT RECORDS

Facilitator:

Maryann Hammermeister

Fee:

$0

Location:

Centre for Education

Learn more about the student record. Content and culling will be covered. Learn more about the Student Record Tracking Program (SRT), requesting records from other schools or districts and FOIP issues.

FOIP & TECHNOLOGY Provides insight and tips regarding FOIP and Technology. What do we need to be aware of when using social networking sites, like FaceBook, twitter, Google Aps and other Web-based applications? What about the Terms of Use and Privacy Policies that we have to agree to before gaining access to a site? Audience: All district staff DREC024-01

Thurs, Nov 18, 1:00 – 3:00 pm

Facilitator: :

Maryann Hammermeister

Fee:

$0

Location:

Centre for Education

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Audience: Support staff and administrators DREC005-01

Wed, Aug. 25, 8:30 – 11:30 am OR

DREC005-02

Thurs, Oct. 21, 12:30 – 3:30 pm OR

DREC005-03

Thurs, Jan. 13, 12:30 – 3:30 pm

Facilitator:

Lea Beeken

Fee:

$0

Location:

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First Aid • For EPS staff only • First Aid FAQs go to http://hr.epsb.ca/ documents/ohs/reporting/FAQFirstAid.doc • Can be offered at your location for groups • Must have 3 business days cancellation Darci Lazarenko 780.429.8554 Darci.Lazarenko@epsb.ca

EMERGENCY FIRST AID WITH LEVEL C CPR

STANDARD FIRST AID WITH LEVEL C CPR

Designed to meet the needs of teachers, support staff, custodial staff, teacher assistants, lunch room monitors, parent supervisors and anyone who may be faced with the responsibility of helping someone who has become ill or injured. Emergency First Aid serves as an introduction to First Aid, concentrating primarily on CPR skills, controlling bleeding, treating shock and secondary assessment.

Designed to meet the needs of teachers, support staff, custodial staff, teacher assistants, lunch room monitors, parent supervisors and anyone who may be faced with the responsibility of helping someone who has become ill or injured. Standard First Aid is the most commonly required training course in the workplace. In addition to CPR, offers valuable information and skills so that the first aider can be effective until EMS arrives.

FAID002-01

Mon, Sept 13, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm OR

FAID002-02

Sat, Sept 25, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm OR

FAID002-03

Thurs, Oct 14, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm OR

FAID002-04

Mon, Oct 25, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm OR

FAID002-05

Sat, Nov 13, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm OR

FAID002-06

Mon, Nov 29, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm OR

FAID002-07

Mon, Dec 20, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Facilitators:

Second Chance Staff

Fee: Location:

FAID001-01

Mon, Sept 13, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm AND Tues, Sept 14, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

FAID001-02

Sat, Sept 25, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm AND Sun, Sept 26, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

FAID001-03

Thurs, Oct 14, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm AND Fri, Oct 15, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

FAID001-04

Mon, Oct 25, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm AND Tues, Oct 26, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

$75 (hours n/a)

FAID001-05

Sat, Nov 13, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm AND Sun, Nov 14, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Second Chance CPR and First Aid 103, 11710 Kingsway

FAID001-06

Mon, Nov 29, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm AND Tues, Nov 30, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

FAID001-07

Mon, Dec 20, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm AND Tues, Dec 21, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Facilitators:

Second Chance Staff

Fee:

$105 (hours n/a)

Location:

Second Chance CPR and First Aid 103, 11710 Kingsway

To Register . Call 780.429.8050 . Email consultingservices@epsb.ca

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Information Technology Services • ITS provides inservices and customized training in the use of FIS, FMS, TRS, TAS, SIS, STARS, and SchoolZone. • Customized training may include training a new administrative assistant in the use of a District software application or assisting a new teacher on staff to use SIS. • Check up to date training schedule at http://its. epsb.ca Ida Therrien 780.429.8418 Ida-Mae.Therrien@epsb.ca

FINANCIAL INFORMATION SYSTEM (FIS) - INQUIRY FEATURES

FINANCIAL INFORMATION SYSTEM (FIS) – ACCOUNTS PAYABLE

This session introduces you to the inquiry capabilities of the Financial Information System. Specifically you will learn how to: look up account information, perform funds available inquiries and generate ad hoc reports. Prerequisite: Windows experience

How to: enter invoices into FIS, print the A/P invoice register report and look up the status of payment for specific invoices will be demonstrated. Prerequisite: FIS Inquiry Features

Audience: Administrative assistants and principals or DU managers

Audience: Administrative assistants responsible for paying invoices

CIM0031-01

CIM0033-01

Mon, Nov 8, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Mon, Nov 1, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Facilitator:

Ida Therrien, Training Specialist

Facilitator:

Ida Therrien, Training Specialist

Fee:

$175 (SDH hours n/a)

Fee:

$114 (SDH hours n/a)

Centre for Education, Lab B

Centre for Education, Lab B

Location:

Location:

FINANCIAL INFORMATION SYSTEM (FIS) PURCHASING This session covers how to: enter purchase requisitions, look up the status of a purchase requisition and enter online receipt of goods. Basic FIS skills will not be covered. Prerequisite: FIS Inquiry Features Audience: Administrative assistants

FINANCIAL INFORMATION SYSTEM (FIS) - INTERNAL TRANSFER VOUCHER (ITV)’S AND REPORTING Learn how to make a journal entry to transfer funds from one account to another, print journals and other standard reports. Basic FIS skills will not be covered. Prerequisite: FIS Inquiry Features Audience: Administrative assistants

CIM0032-01

CIM0034-01

Mon, Nov 1, 1:00 - 4:00 pm

Tues, Nov 23, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Facilitator:

Ida Therrien, Training Specialist

Facilitator:

Ida Therrien, Training Specialist

Fee:

$114 (SDH hours n/a)

Fee:

$114 (SDH hours n/a)

Location:

Centre for Education, Lab B

Location:

Centre for Education, Lab B

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Information Technology Services FEE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (FMS)

SCHOOLZONE USER ADMINISTRATOR

Learn to use the FMS system to: look up a specific student and identify their mandatory and optional fees, indicate method(s) of payment, print receipts, perform a ‘cash out’ to close the day’s books, issue and record refunds and print reports. The Year End Rollover Wizard used to configure FMS for the upcoming school year will be covered. Prerequisite: Windows experience

Setup of SchoolZone accounts. Covers: teacher, parent, student and librarian account setup and maintenance, how to create school news and resources and how to upload documents, Adobe pdf’s and photographs to the SchoolZone server. Learn how to upload SIS reports (progress reports, interim marks reports and individual program plans). Uploading student fee sheets from the Fee Management System will be covered.

Audience: Staff responsible for accepting and recording payment of student fees CIM0023-03

Tues, Oct 26, 9:00 am - 3:30 pm

Facilitator:

Christa Ruel, Training Specialist

Fee: Location:

Audience: For administrative staff responsible for the setup of SchoolZone CIM0061- 01

Mon, Sept 27, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm OR

$175 (SDH hours n/a)

CIM0061-02

Mon, Jan 24, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Centre for Education, Lab B

Facilitator:

Ida Therrien, Training Specialist

Fee:

$175(SDH hours n/a)

Location:

Centre for Education, Lab B

SCHOOLZONE LEAD TEACHER Develop skills to become the lead resource at your school for SchoolZone. Topics include creating class news and resources, homework assignments with hyperlinks, how to upload documents, Adobe pdf’s and photographs to SchoolZone. Learn how to create assignments for specific student groups, view student course history, usage statistics information and setup student helper accounts. Tips on how to most effectively use SchoolZone and how to upload SIS reports (progress reports, interim marks reports and individual program plans) will also be covered. An overview of the setup and maintenance of teacher, parent and student accounts. Note: Covers all topics from the SchoolZone User Administrator training but with a focus on the teacher components. Lead teachers do not need to attend the User Administrator training.

STUDENT INFORMATION SYSTEM (SIS) - SCHOOL SIS - SYSTEM ADMINISTRATOR - ELEMENTARY / JUNIOR HIGH PROGRESS REPORTING Emphasis is placed on the Administrator menu including the Start New Year process, staff, progress reports and IPP setup, classes setup and assigning students to classes. Basic SIS skills are not covered. Prerequisite: Windows experience, plus a regular SIS user Audience: Experienced SIS users and staff who perform setup functions in SIS for progress reports CIM0048-03

Wed, Oct 13, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm AND Tues, Oct 19, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Audience: Teachers

Facilitator:

Christa Ruel, Training Specialist

CIM0060-01

Wed, Sept 29, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm OR

Fee:

$313 (SDH hours n/a)

CIM0060-02

Mon, Jan 31, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Location:

Centre for Education, Lab B

Facilitator:

Ida Therrien, Training Specialist

TIME AND ABSENCE RECORDING SYSTEM (TRS)

Fee:

$175 (SDH hours n/a)

Location:

Centre for Education, Lab B

Learn to record regular time for hourly staff, absences, overtime and time in lieu as well as per diem pay for lunch room staff. Cover how to delete entries, reverse entries once they have been processed and how to generate TRS reports. Prerequisite: Windows experience Audience: Administrative assistants responsible for time and absence recording for staff. CIM0064-02

Mon, Sept 20, 9:00 am - 2:30 pm

Facilitator:

Ida Therrien, Training Specialist

Fee:

$114 (SDH hours n/a)

Location:

Centre for Education, Lab B

To Register . Call 780.429.8050 . Email consultingservices@epsb.ca

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Institute for Innovation in Second Language Education • Promote and develop excellence in all aspects of second language education • Provide services and expertise to support second language teaching and learning • Edmonton Public School Board (EPSB) is a leader in North America’s second language education. • The District offers excellent bilingual programs in seven languages, second language courses in twelve languages, and an extensive French Immersion program. Janice Aubry 780.498.8777 Janice.Aubry@epsb.ca Marie Commance-Shulko 780.429.8293 Marie.Commance-Shulko@epsb.ca Marnie Beaudoin 780.429.8407 Marnie.Beaudoin@epsb.ca Melody Kostiuk 780.498.8782 Melody.Kostiuk@epsb.ca Michelle De Abreu 780-429.8231 Michelle.De.Abreu@epsb.ca Norman Sieweke 780.429.8207 Norman.Sieweke@epsb.ca

Notes: • IISLE services and workshops are no cost to EPSB schools • Unless otherwise noted, the location is: Languages Centre at Woodcroft, 13750 Woodcroft Avenue

Valerie Leclair 780.429.8121 Valerie.Leclair@epsb.ca Andrea Colling 780.429.8442 Andrea.Colling@epsb.ca Rosario Vasquez 780.429.8516 Rosario.Vasquez@epsb.ca

More information for the following sessions is available at: languages.epsb.ca

L2 TEACHER NETWORKS: WE’RE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER

SPECIFIC NETWORKS

Join your colleagues in dynamic language, program or grade level specific groups and lighten your workload. These flexible networks are intended to build capacity within our L2 programs and to provide opportunities to collaborate on areas of focus, both in the classroom and beyond. These could include planning for meaningful communication and assessment, resource selection, literacy development, exploring effective technologies and more. Network members decide. All are welcome: from the very experienced to beginning language teachers. If you don’t see a network that suits your needs in the list below, let us know - we will start one!

TECHNOLOGY IN LANGUAGES NETWORK What is the best use of technology in the 21st century second language classroom? Audience: teachers of all languages and all programs NW10-01

Wed, Oct 20, 4:00 - 5:30 pm AND other dates TBD by participants

HIGH SCHOOL L2 NETWORK Let’s explore common ground and then break off into specific language groups. Audience: teachers of all languages and all programs NW10-02

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Institute for Innovation in Second Language Education FRENCH IMMERSION KINDERGARTEN NETWORK

CREE NETWORK

Join your colleagues en français to explore promising practices and discuss common interests for your classroom.

Each session will be supported by Elders’ teachings: • Setting up the Cree language and culture classroom • Planning and assessment • Effective literacy practices • Making it Real! Creating and using authentic performance tasks

Audience: teachers of French Immersion Kindergarten NW10-03

Tues, Oct 5, 9:00 - 11:30 am AND Wed, Apr 27, 9:00 - 11:30 am

RÉSEAU D’ENTRAIDE GRADES 1-3 Ensemble, identifions les besoins communs et échangeons de meilleures pratiques d’enseignement. Enseignants et enseignantes de l’immersion, 1ère à 3e année NW10-04

Tues, Oct 19, 9:00 - 11:30 am AND Wed, Feb 9, 12:30 - 3:30 pm

RÉSEAU D’ENTRAIDE GRADES 4 to 6 Ensemble, identifions les besoins communs et échangeons de meilleures pratiques d’enseignement. Enseignants et enseignantes de l’immersion, 4e à 6e année NW10-05

Thurs, Nov 4, 9:00 - 11:30 am AND Fri, Apr 8, 1:00 - 3:30 pm

ARABIC TEACHER NETWORK We will first address common interests then break off into specific program and grade groups.

Audience: teachers of Cree Language and Culture and Extended Cree, K-12 NW10-08

Wed, Sept 15, 4:15 - 6:00 pm AND Nov TBD AND Jan TBD AND Apr, TBD

ELEMENTARY GERMAN BILINGUAL TEACHER NETWORK We will first address common interests then break off into grade groups. Audience: teachers in German bilingual programs, Gr.1-6 NW10-09 Tues, Sept 14, 9:00 am - 3:30 pm AND Thurs, Oct 21, 2:45 - 5:00 pm AND Thurs, Jan 20, 2:45 - 5:00 pm AND Thurs, Apr 14, 2:45 - 5:00 pm AND

BILINGUAL AND FRENCH IMMERSION PRINCIPALS NETWORK See descriptor under ‘Leadership’ section

Audience: teachers of Arabic bilingual and language and culture programs, K-12

CHINESE BILINGUAL TEACHER NETWORK

NW10-06

We will first address common interests then break off into grade groups.

Tues, Dec 7, 1:00 - 3:30 pm AND other dates TBD by participants

Audience: teachers in Chinese bilingual programs, K-12

BILINGUAL KINDERGARTEN NETWORK Exchange promising practices and discuss common interests together. Audience: kindergarten teachers in bilingual programs NW10-07

Wed, Dec 1, 9:00 - 11:30 am AND Wed, Apr 6, 1:00 - 3:30 pm

NW10-11

Tues, Oct 19, 1:00 - 3:30 pm AND other dates TBD by participants

ELEMENTARY FSL AND SPANISH PLANNING NETWORK “Planning would be so much easier with colleagues… “ Audience: teachers of FSL and Spanish Language and Culture, Gr. 1-6 NW10-12

Fri, Oct 15, 1:00 - 3:30 pm AND Fri, Dec 3, 1:00 - 3:30 pm AND Fri, Mar 11, 1:00 - 3:30 pm

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Institute for Innovation in Second Language Education JH FSL TASK PLANNING NETWORK

GENERAL

“If only I had time to plan…” If you have ever thought this about planning for communication in your junior high FSL classroom, then this is the network for you!

OFF TO A GOOD START (OTAGS)

Audience: teachers of FSL, Gr. 7-9 NW10-13

Mon, Nov 1, 9: 30 am - 3:30 pm AND Mon, Dec 13, 1:00 - 3:30 pm AND Tues, Jan 25, 1:00 - 3:30 pm AND Tues, Mar 8, 1:00 - 3:30 pm

Are you new to teaching a second language or new to a grade? Maybe you’ve taught a second language for some time but need some direction? Then this is the session for you! IISLE is offering a 2-day workshop for teachers who are new to a second language assignment or for second language teachers who would just like a ‘refresher’. On both days, teachers will participate in planning for their own classroom, with the guidance of a consultant.

TFO VIRTUAL NETWORK

Audience: teachers of all languages and all programs

TFO hosts thousands of on-line French resources. Let’s share the best of them with colleagues by taking advantage of technology: no face-to-face meetings!

GL10-01 GL10-02 GL11-01

Audience: teachers of FSL, K-12 NW10-14

Wed, Oct 13, 4:00 - 5:00 pm AND other dates TBD

JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL L2 NETWORK Let’s explore common ground and then break off into specific areas of interest and need. Audience: teachers of French Immersion, Bilingual and Language and Culture NW10-15

Wed, Oct 27, 1:00 - 3:30 pm AND other dates TBD by participants

Mon, Aug 23 & 24, 9:00 am - 3:30 pm OR Tues, Oct 12 & 13, 9:00 am - 3:30 pm OR Thurs, Jan 27 & 28, 9:00 am - 3:30 pm

BRAIN-COMPATIBLE LEARNING: APPLICATIONS FOR SECOND LANGUAGE LITERACY In one ear and out the other! Have you ever wondered why this seems to happen with some second language students? What is happening in their brains? You might be surprised. Research in the area of brain-compatible learning is giving us new insights into how the brain thinks, learns and remembers. Discover how these insights can develop more effective literacy learning environments and more motivated, successful learners. Audience: teachers of all languages and all programs GL10-03

Tues, Apr 12, 4:15 - 6:00 pm

L2 TEACHER LEADERS NETWORK: KEEPING UP TO DATE

SUPPORTING STUDENTS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS IN THE SECOND LANGUAGE CLASSROOM

See descriptor under ‘Leadership’ section

A quality second language education should be available to all students, including those who might need more support than others. Specific strategies, tools and technologies exist to help your student with special needs. Choose the session that best suits your situation… or come to them all! Audience: teachers of FSL and Language and Culture courses Gr. 1-9

Simple Yet Super Strategies GL10-04

Fri, Nov 12, 1:00 - 3:30 pm

Focus on Speaking and Listening GL11-02

Tues, Jan 11, 1:00 - 3:30 pm

Focus on Reading and Writing GL11-03

Mon, Feb 28, 1:00 - 3:30 pm

Spotlight on Assistive Technologies GL11-04

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Institute for Innovation in Second Language Education CEFR: A ROADMAP TO BUILDING LITERACY! The Common European Framework of Reference provides a common basis for curriculum, resources and assessment across the world. It is designed to help language learners understand what they have to do in order to use a language for communication. In this session, participants will learn the “ins” and “outs” of the CEFR, and learn more about how it is becoming a powerful tool across Canada to build literacy across multiple languages. Audience: teachers of all languages and all programs GL10-05 GL10-06

Thurs, Sept 23, 4:00 - 5:30 pm OR Mon, Nov 8, 4:00 - 5:30 pm

REAL LIFE LITERACY IN THE SECOND LANGUAGE CLASSROOM Is it possible to bring the real world into the classroom and the classroom into the real world? In many language classrooms, teacher struggle to keep activities relevant, authentic, and motivating to students. This session will explore some real-life literacy strategies and activities that motivate students and lead to independent, effective communication. Topics that will be addressed: making worksheets meaningful, creating authentic resources, reading and writing tasks, and using technologies to “keep it real”.

I WANT TO BE A SECOND LANGUAGE TEACHER… NOW WHAT? With the district’s second language mandate ensuring that, by September 2011 , all students in Grades 4 to 9 study a second language, demand for qualified L2 teachers is increasing. Come to this session to discover everything you need to know about joining the ranks of this in-demand group. Audience: teachers considering a second language assignment, K-12. Presented in collaboration with Human Resources Staff Development GL10-07 Mon, Nov 29, 4:15 - 6:00 pm

WELCOME TO THE ABORIGINAL, FRENCH, INTERNATIONAL AND SIGNED LANGUAGES AND SPANISH RESOURCE CENTRE LIBRARIES Have you wondered how to become a registered user of the Aboriginal, French, International Languages or Spanish Resource Libraries? Come view our resources, become a registered user (free to all district staff ), and learn how to access and order resources on-line – to have them delivered right to your school. Audience: all district staff GL 10-08

Mon, Sept 20, 4:15 - 5:30 pm

Audience: teachers of all languages and all programs GL 11-05

Mon, Feb 7, 1:00 - 3:30 pm

DIFFERENTIATION IN JUNIOR HIGH/HIGH SCHOOL SECOND LANGUAGE CLASSROOMS One of the many challenges facing second language teachers is how to meet the differing needs of students with varying language abilities and backgrounds. In this session we will explore strategies for differentiating instruction in the second language classroom. We will address the role of tasks in differentiating for planning and assessment.

SPOTLIGHT ON NEW RESOURCES! Come to view and learn about exciting new resources that are housed and newly available at the Aboriginal, French, International Languages and Spanish Resource Centres – and become a registered user while you are at it. Audience: all teachers of Spanish, K-12

Aboriginal Learning Resource Centre GL11-07 Mon, Apr 18, 4:15 - 5:30 pm Audience: all district staff

Audience: teachers of all languages and all programs

French Resource Library

GL 11-06

GL11-08 Wed, Apr 20, 4:15 - 5:30 pm Audience: all teachers of FSL and French Immersion, K-12

Mon, Jan 24, 1:00 - 3:30 pm

International and Signed Languages Resource Library GL11-09

Wed, Apr 27, 4:15 - 5:30 pm

Audience: teachers of International and Signed Languages, K-12

Spanish Resource Centre Library GL11-10

Mon, May 9, 4:15 - 5:30 pm

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Institute for Innovation in Second Language Education TIPS FOR SELECTING AND CREATING EFFECTIVE, AUTHENTIC SECOND LANGUAGE RESOURCES

TOP TEN TIPS FOR MANAGING THE SECOND LANGUAGE CLASSROOM

Have you ever wondered how to choose effective resources that support your teaching of the L2 curriculum? When you begin to create new materials for your classroom, are you sure that they will be effective? Join us as we look at some easy tips that will assist you in making your choices to maximize your students’ learning. Explore the resource libraries and become a registered user while you are at it.

Are students disrupting the learning environment of your second language classroom? Is their behaviour preventing student engagement in language learning? Here are ten tips to creating peace and an optimal learning environment for your second language classroom. Please come prepared to share your favourite tip also!

Audience: teachers of all languages and all programs

Audience: teachers of FSL and Language and Culture courses, Gr.1-12

GL11-11

GL10-11

Tues, Feb 15, 4:15 - 5:30 pm

Tues, Oct 19, 4:15 - 6:00 pm

HOW INTERCULTURALLY COMPETENT ARE YOU?

PARENTS AS PARTNERS IN SECOND LANGUAGE EDUCATION

Intercultural competency is an oft-misunderstood concept yet a critical goal of second language learning and communication. This series delves into the meaning and significance of intercultural competency, relying on up-to-date research and an innovative tool to inform us, then examines its application in the second language classroom.

Proficiency in more than one language is a gift that enriches a child’s life in many ways. Parents play a critical role in second language development, even if the language is not spoken at home. This session will offer concrete suggestions, tips and ideas to help parents support their child’s journey in second language learning.

Audience: teachers of all languages and all programs

Audience: parents of students studying a language in addition to English, K-12

GL10-09

Mon, Oct 25, 4:15 - 6:00 pm AND other dates TBD by participants

SETTING UP A SUCCESSFUL SCHOOL TWINNING Whether you are beginning or continuing a twinning relationship with another classroom somewhere in the world, come learn some simple tips and activities intended to make your interactions smooth, rich and successful. From simple planning pointers to more complex technology-based endeavors, you are sure to learn something new! Audience: teachers of all languages and all programs GL10-10 GL11-12

Tues, Sept 27, 4:15 - 5:30 pm OR Mon, Jan 31, 4:15 - 5:30 pm

MAXIMIZING STUDENT EXCHANGE EXPERIENCES Student exchanges are a powerful way to open up new worlds to students, to develop languages and to foster global citizenship. Maximizing these intensive opportunities can be achieved through strong preparation, facilitated reflective activities while abroad, and through effective de-briefing after these experiences. Come learn how to prepare your students for their life-changing experiences!

GL10-12

Tues, Oct 12, 7:00 - 8:30 pm

HOW DO I SUPPORT MY FRENCH IMMERSION CHILD IF I DON’T SPEAK FRENCH? Your child is in the French immersion program but you don’t speak the language. Now what? As parents, you play a critical role in your child’s education in many ways. How do you continue to guide your child’s literacy learning at home? This practical session will discuss the multiple ways that you can still support your child’s learning through strategies, good literature and French websites. Audience: parents of children in French Immersion programs, K-12 GL10-13 Tues, Oct 12, 7:00 - 8:30 pm

TRIED AND TRUE STRATEGIES FOR GETTING KIDS TO TALK IN THE L2 CLASSROOM This session will explore strategies to increase use of the target language and engage students in meaningful, authentic language in the second language classroom. Participants will walk away with practical strategies that can be easily implemented in their language classrooms.

Audience: teachers of all languages and all programs

Audience: teachers of all languages and all programs

GL11-13

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Institute for Innovation in Second Language Education MOVING TO MOODLE: ONE HIGH SCHOOL’S EXPERIENCE

T.I.C. TALK: TECHNOLOGY IN THE CLASSROOM

Moodle is a technological tool that is changing the face of the high school second language classroom. Strathcona staff invite you to see how they are using this new technology to enhance the teaching and learning of second language courses in their school.

It’s time! Yes, it’s time to learn how the use of technology in the L2 classroom can make you and your students bounce with joy. Karaoke, embed music and lyrics, digitalize your resources, use text-to-speech synthesizers and Windows Movie Maker, convert a scanned copy to a Word document, and more… all made easy.

Audience: teachers of all languages and all programs

Audience: teachers of all languages and all programs

Presenter:

Strathcona School L2 Department

Presenter:

Rosa Scarpelli

GL11-14

Wed, Jan 26, 9:00 - 11:30 am

GL 11-16

Tues, Jan 11, 4:00 - 6:00 pm

BEST OF SMART BOARD SHARING SESSION Come to this session to share interactive whiteboard activities you use in your FSL or Language and Culture classroom and see what your colleagues are using in theirs. Multiple creative minds are better than one!

TEACHING A SECOND LANGUAGE IN THE SECOND LANGUAGE

Audience: teachers of FSL and Language & Culture courses, Gr. 4-6

How do you teach a second language in the second language to students who don’t speak the language? What if you are not that confident of your own proficiency level in the language? Learn these concrete strategies to help.

GL11-15

Audience: teachers of FSL and Language & Culture courses, K-12

Tues, Jan 25, 4:15 - 6:00 pm

HELP WANTED: L2 MENTORSHIP PROGRAM Are you a successful, experienced second language teacher? Then your new-to-L2 colleagues need you! Consider sharing your expertise and advice with beginning second language teachers in a mentorship relationship. Learn how an innovative L2 Mentor program can support new teachers and offer leadership roles for experienced educators. This is for information only, no obligations meeting. Audience: Experienced teachers of all second languages and programs GL 10-15

Wed, Sept 29, 4:15 - 6:00 pm

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Fri, Sept 17, 1:00 - 3:30 pm

ASSESSMENT IN SECOND LANGUAGES What counts in second languages? What kinds of assessments inform you of what your students can do in the language, not just what they know? How do you effectively report student progress and achievement? Learn the answers to these and other burning questions you have surrounding assessment in second languages. Audience: teachers of all languages and all programs GL10-18

Mon, Sept 27, 4:15 - 6:00 pm

USING SCHOOLZONE IN THE SECOND LANGUAGE CLASSROOM

EFFECTIVE “I CAN” STATEMENTS FOR SECOND LANGUAGES

Have you ever wondered how SchoolZone could enrich your second language program, truly engage students and address some of the challenges parents face when helping their child with homework? SchoolZone is a very powerful tool. Discover how to add audio to stories and spelling lists, and then upload these audio files to SchoolZone for the students to read along with you. How about second language songs on SchoolZone? Find out here how to make your students love doing their homework on-line and even how to de-stress their parents.

“I Can” statements are a great way to build literacy in the second language classroom and guide instruction. But not all “I Can” statements are created equally! Learn the tricks and tips for creating and implementing good “I Can” statements and how to use them effectively for assessment. Audience: teachers of FSL and Language & Culture courses, K-12 GL10-19

Thurs, Dec 2, 4:15 - 6:00 pm

Audience: teachers of all languages and all programs Presenter:

Rosa Scarpelli

GL 10-16

Tues, Sept 28, 4:00 - 6:00 pm

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Institute for Innovation in Second Language Education AFRAID TO BITE THE BULLET? LEARN HOW! Ever thought about sharing a great idea with other teachers but were too unsure, nervous or modest to do so? Don’t be! Learn how to share the wonderful things you do in your second language classroom with your colleagues. We will examine everything from informal sharing opportunities to the details of giving a formal presentation: descriptions, grounding in programs of studies and research, timing, even dealing with nerves and difficult questions. Teachers teaching teachers is an effective way to develop leadership skills in an individual and to build leadership capacity in a district. It’s time to share our collective expertise. Audience: teachers of all languages and all programs GL11-17

Tues, Jan 18, 4:15 - 6:00 pm

LITERACY DEVELOPMENT THROUGH SECOND LANGUAGE LEARNING: WHAT THE RESEARCH SAYS Second language learning is a key strategy for first language literacy development and has a strong positive impact on first language literacy. This session will provide an overview and update of the current research regarding the impact of second language learning on first language literacy development, and the development of literacy in second and subsequent languages. Audience: teachers of all languages and all programs GL10-20 GL11-18

Mon, Nov 22, 4:15 - 6:00pm OR Wed, Mar 23, 4:15 - 6:00 pm

NEW TECHNOLOGIES IN THE SECOND LANGUAGE CLASSROOM Thanks to the generous support from the Goethe-Institut Toronto and the Central Agency for German Schools Abroad, we have a special guest presenter to inspire us to use new technologies in our classrooms. Markus Sporkmann from the Goethe-Institut Munich will be showing us how to use video cameras, iPods and Web 2.0 applications to make our instruction even more powerful, increasing students’ proficiency in the target language. Audience: teachers of all languages and all programs GL10-21

Fri, Oct 1, 9:00 am - 3:30 pm

LEADERSHIP BILINGUAL AND FRENCH IMMERSION PRINCIPALS NETWORK French Immersion and Bilingual Program principals will meet on a regular basis with IISLE staff to develop strategies for program alignment and collaboration and to share common concerns relevant to these specialized programs. Audience: principals of French immersion and Bilingual programs, K-12 NW10-10

WORKING TOWARD PROGRAM ALIGNMENT FOR BILINGUAL AND FRENCH IMMERSION SCHOOLS Are you the leader of a successful bilingual/French immersion school? How can you know? The Program Alignment Tool can help! Learn how to use this versatile means of examining your school’s French Immersion or Bilingual programming at this informative session. After this session, take advantage of IISLE’s customized, on-site service to support your journey towards excellence in second language programming. Audience: leaders of French immersion and Bilingual programs, K-12 LD10-01 Fri, Aug 27, 9:00 - 11:30 am AND Mon, Oct 4, 1:00 - 3:30 pm

DEMYSTIFYING FSL FOR ADMINISTRATORS Does your school have a great FSL program? How can you know if you can’t speak French? What should students be able to do en français? What does student engagement look like in FSL? How does FSL support literacy? What does the research say about ESL and struggling learners in the FSL classroom? How can you support your FSL teachers’ professional learning? These and other mysteries will be solved in this informative session. Administrators will leave with an easy-to-use tool to help assess the success of your FSL program. Audience: administrators of FSL schools, K-12 LD10-02

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Thurs, Sept 16, 8:30 - 10:00 am AND Thurs, Nov 18, 8:30 - 10:00 am AND Thurs, Jan 20, 8:30 - 10:00 am AND Thurs, Mar 17, 8:30 - 10:00 am AND Thurs, May 19, 8:30 - 10:00 am

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Institute for Innovation in Second Language Education LEADERSHIP IN LANGUAGES This popular teacher leader development series is designed for experienced teachers of languages other than English who are interested in developing their leadership skills and knowledge in the area of second language education. This series support teachers who seek to pursue language leadership in district, provincial or national leadership positions. Attendance at all sessions is required, and an application process is in place for this series. Audience: teachers of all languages and all programs LD10-03

Tues, Sept 28, 9:00 am - 3:30 pm AND Thurs, Oct 21, 4:00 - 6:00 pm AND Mon, Nov 29, 4:00 - 6:00 pm AND Mon, Jan 10, 4:00 - 6:00 pm AND Mon, Mar 21, 4:00 - 6:00 pm AND Tues, May 10, 1:00 - 5:00 pm

LEADERSHIP IN SECOND LANGUAGE LITERACY This series is designed for experienced second language teacher leaders who wish to develop their leadership with a literacy focus. Previous experience in the Leadership in Languages series is recommended. Topics include: Effective Second Language Literacy Programs and Practices, What the Research Says, Effective Leadership in Technology Applications for Second Language Literacy Development, and Exploration of Effective Cultural Literacies. Attendance at all sessions is required, and an application process is in place for this series.

FRENCH AIM WORKSHOP: A LITERACY STRATEGY The Accelerative Integrated Method (AIM) is being used in 4,000 schools across Canada. Find out why in this “hands-on” workshop, in which participants will have the opportunity to: • Develop literacy strategies that will lead to independent and effective communication; • Learn the songs, dances and gestures of the first units of the program; • Act out plays designed for small-group work; • Learn why a story-based approach can be more effective than a thematic approach; • Watch students using this method; And much more! Decide for yourself if the AIM is for you. Audience: teachers of FSL, K-9 FR10-01

Fri, Aug 27, 8:00 am - 2:30 pm

FSL RESOURCE VIEWING What is available for FSL resources? How much do they cost? From where do I order? Drop in and see for yourself while you also enjoy the French Book Fair (see details under ‘Events’ section). Audience: teachers of FSL, K-12 FR10-02

Tues, Oct 5, 1:00 - 5:30 pm

Audience: administrators and teacher leaders of schools with second language programs, K-12 LD10-04

Tues, Oct 12, 1:00 - 4:00 pm AND Wed, Nov 10, 4:15 - 6:00 pm AND Wed, Dec 8, 4:15 - 6:00 pm AND Thurs, Jan 6, 4:15 - 6:00 pm AND Thurs, Feb 10, 4:15 - 6:00 pm AND Tues, Apr 12, 1:00 - 4:00 pm

L2 TEACHER LEADERS: KEEPING UP TO DATE Are you interested in staying abreast of current research, trends and events in the second language world but don’t have an effective means of doing so? These webinar sessions can help. Efficient and convenient, you can join these virtual interactive meetings from the comfort of your own computer. Audience: teachers of all languages and all programs LD10-05

Mon, Nov 15, 4:00 - 5:30 pm OR Mon, Mar 14, 4:00 - 5:30 pm

“One language sets you in a corridor for life. Two languages open every door along the way.” ~ Frank Smith

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Institute for Innovation in Second Language Education FRENCH HLAT WRITING – BRIDGING LITERACY, ASSESSMENT AND CLASSROOM INSTRUCTION

SECRETS TO SUCCESS IN THE COMBINED FSL CLASSROOM

Assessing students’ writing is a useful means of improving teaching and learning in the French immersion program. Our French HLATS provide information about students’ knowledge and skills which is then used at the classroom, school and district level to plan instruction and meet the needs of all students. This year we would like to engage more teachers in the process and improve the timelines of feedback to teachers in regards to standards and assessment. Come and join your colleagues in job-embedded learning as we begin the analysis of the student-writing component.

Teaching combined grades is often challenging; now throw in FSL where student knowledge and skill range from zero to native speaker, and the task can seem overwhelming. We will look at practical strategies to cut the task of teaching multiple levels of FSL in the same classroom down to a manageable size.

Specific sessions are available as follows:

SUPPORTING OUR PARTNERSHIP WITH ROUEN

Elementary FR10-03

Wed, Oct 20, 12:30 - 3:30 pm

FR10-04

Thurs, Oct 21, 2:30 - 4:30 pm

Audience: elementary French Immersion teachers, Grades 2-6

Junior High FR10-04

Tues, Oct 26, 8:30 - 11:30 am

Audience: teachers of FSL, Gr. 1-6 FR10-06

Wed, Oct 27, 4:15 - 5:30 pm

Work together with other EPS schools who have a twinned school in Rouen, France and explore ideas about what can be accomplished on both sides. Time will be provided for schools to work on their strategic plans, in English and French. Strategies to maintain the meaningful communication and implement your school’s strategic plan will be discussed. Audience: teachers and administrators involved in Rouen, France partnerships

Audience: junior high continuing and late French immersion teachers

FR10-07

HOW DO I SUPPORT MY FRENCH IMMERSION CHILD IF I DON’T SPEAK FRENCH?

TFO – A SUPPORT FOR LITERACY DEVELOPMENT

See description under “General” section.

MIAM! MIAM! LA TIRE! Come learn how to provide your students with the delicious French Canadian experience of ‘la tire’ or maple taffy. This very hands-on workshop will highlight la tire sur neige in the context of a school-wide winter celebration ‘cabane à sucre’ style. Bring your taste buds! This session will be presented in French.

Mon, Oct 4, 4:15 - 6:00 pm AND other dates TBD by participants

Welcome to TFO: the biggest on-line French resource in Canada! And guess what? Thanks to a special 3 year license purchased by IISLE, EPS teachers have access to it for free! Discover TFO’s video streaming of authentic French texts and support materials to support literacy development and student engagement in K-12 French programs. Audience: teachers of FSL, K-12 FR10-08 FR10-09

Mon, Oct 25, 4:00 - 5:30 pm OR Thurs, Jan 17, 4:00 - 5:30 pm

Co-presenter:

Kendra Eliuk

Audience: teachers of FSL and French Immersion, K-12 FR10-05

Tues, Dec 7, 4:00 - 6:00 pm

Presenters:

Jean-Pierre Decorby & Annette Lockert

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Institute for Innovation in Second Language Education TFO - UN APPUI PÉDAGOGIQUE POUR LA LITTÉRATIE

SMART BOARD, ELEMENTARY FSL AND YOU

Bienvenue au Répertoire des ressources éducatives de TFO. Il y a environ 4 000 émissions éducatives, des sites Web ainsi que des guides et feuillets pédagogiques. Grâce à une licence de 3 ans négocié par IISLE, le personnel enseignant du conseil scolaire Edmonton Public a accès gratuitement à de nombreuses ressources en ligne. Venez à une session d’information et apprendre davantage sur ce site fantastique et de plus, vous allez partir avec une ressource gratuite!

Do you have access to a SMART Board but are not quite sure how to incorporate it effectively in your FSL class? Are you looking for ways to use this technology as a means to engage your students in authentic French language use? Do you wish you had more time to search for and create appropriate SMART Board resources for your FSL classroom? This series, presented by an experienced FSL teacher, addresses these questions- and more.

Pour enseignants et enseignantes de l’immersion, M à 12

Note: This session requires a beginning level SMART Board session or equivalent experience

FR10-10 Mon, Oct 25, 4:00 - 5:30 pm OR FR10-11 Thurs, Jan 17, 4:00 - 5:30 pm

LA JASETTE FRENCH CONVERSATION GROUPS Looking for an opportunity to practice your French in a fun, non-threatening environment without a huge time commitment? Consider joining your colleagues for an hour once a month where great food and drink are served, mistakes expected and many laughs enjoyed. Practice your Frenchgood, bad or ugly- and walk away with a use-it-the-next-day communicative activity. All proficiency and comfort levels will feel welcome and successful. Audience: all staff desiring to practice their oral French

La Jasette du sud FR10-12a

Wed, Oct 6, 4:00 - 5:00 pm AND Wed, Nov 3, 4:00 - 5:00 pm AND Wed, Dec 1, 4:00 - 5:00 pm AND Wed, Jan 5, 4:00 - 5:00 pm AND Wed, Feb 2, 4:00 - 5:00 pm AND Wed, Mar 2, 4:00 - 5:00 pm AND Wed, Apr 6, 4:00 - 5:00 pm AND Wed, May 4, 4:00 - 5:00 pm AND Wed, Jun 1, 4:00 - 5:00 pm

Audience: teachers of FSL, Gr. 1-6 FR10-13

Tues, Oct 12, 4:15 - 6:00 pm AND Mon, Dec 6, 4:15 - 6:00 pm AND Tues, Feb 8, 4:15 - 6:00 pm

THE EDUCATIONAL ASSISTANT IN A SECOND LANGUAGE CLASSROOM This two half day professional learning opportunity is designed especially for educational assistants working with students in a Bilingual, French immersion or other second language classroom context. We will explore important topics as they relate to a L2 setting: • Effective second language literacy activities • Yes, all students can learn a second language • Working in collaboration with the classroom teacher • Technology in a second language classroom • Frequently asked questions Audience: educational assistants in a bilingual, French immersion or other L2 program, K-12 FR10-14 FR10-15

Tues, Sept 21, 9:00 - 11:30 am OR Tues, Jan 25, 1:00 - 3:30 pm

La Jasette du nord FR10-12b

Tues, Oct 5, 4:00 - 5:00 pm AND Tues, Nov 2, 4:00 - 5:00 pm AND Tues, Dec 7, 4:00 - 5:00 pm AND Tues, Jan 4, 4:00 - 5:00 pm AND Tues, Feb 1, 4:00 - 5:00 pm AND Tues, Mar 1, 4:00 - 5:00 pm AND Tues, Apr 5, 4:00 - 5:00 pm AND Tues, May 3, 4:00 - 5:00 pm AND Tues, May 31, 4:00 - 5:00 pm

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Institute for Innovation in Second Language Education BILINGUAL AND LANGUAGE AND CULTURE THE EDUCATIONAL ASSISTANT IN A SECOND LANGUAGE CLASSROOM See descriptor or under ‘French’ section

CREE CONVERSATION GROUP

SECOND LANGUAGE LITERACY FOR THE 21st CENTURY Languages are best developed through the interrelationship of listening, speaking, reading, writing, and critical thinking. Teachers of bilingual and immersion programs, grades 1 through 6, are invited to join us for this exciting two-year series. Join your colleagues across languages to explore effective literacy practices in a French immersion/bilingual classroom that are based on the current research. Planning for instruction will be incorporated every step of the way.

Looking for an opportunity to practice Cree? Join your Cree colleagues once a month to practice Cree in a fun, nonthreatening environment. All proficiency and comfort levels will feel welcome.

Audience: teachers of bilingual and French Immersion programs, Gr. 1-6

Audience: all staff desiring to practice their oral Cree

BLC10-04

BLC10-01

Wed, Sept 22, 4:15 - 6:00 pm AND monthly sessions, dates TBD by participants

Year 1 Mon, Nov 8, 9:00 am - 3:30 pm AND Fri, Feb 4, 9:00 am - 3:30 pm AND Mon, May 16, 9:00 am - 3:30 pm

Year 2 (Teachers must have taken Year 1 before moving on to Year 2)

PERFORMANCE ASSESSMENT TASKS FOR BILINGUAL PROGRAMS Over the past several years, various language consortia have developed Performance Assessment Tasks for bilingual language arts programs, through funding from Alberta Education. These tasks are used as summative, year-end assessments across the province in bilingual programs. Please join us as we explore the tremendous potential these tasks have in supporting our target language arts programming and assessment. Completed Performance Assessment Tasks for bilingual programs are currently available for the following grade levels and languages: • Ukrainian: Grades 2, 3, 5, 6 • Chinese: Grades 2 to 5 • German: Grades 2 to 5 • Spanish: Grades 2 to 7 Participants will be provided with updated versions of the Performance Assessment Tasks for their grade level. Audience: teachers of bilingual language arts, Grades 2-7 BLC10-03

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BLC10-05

Fri, Oct 22, 9:00 am - 3:30 pm AND Mon, Jan 17, 9:00 am - 3:30 pm AND Fri, May 6, 9:00 am - 3:30 pm

SPANISH CONVERSATION GROUP Are you tired of working in isolation and having no one to practice Spanish with? Looking for an opportunity to practice your Spanish in a fun, non-threatening environment? Join forces with your colleagues and work together in a Spanish Language Conversation Network. Practice your Spanish and walk away with a use-it-the-next-day communicative activity. All proficiency and comfort levels will feel welcome. All Spanish teachers are welcome to attend. Audience: all staff desiring to practice their oral Spanish BLC10-06

Wed, Oct 6, 4:00 - 5:30 pm AND Wed, Nov 3, 4:00 - 5:30 pm AND Wed, Dec 1, 4:00 - 5:30 pm AND Wed, Jan 5, 4:00 - 5:30 pm AND Wed, Feb 2, 4:00 - 5:30 pm AND Wed, Mar 2, 4:00 - 5:30 pm AND Wed, Apr 6, 4:00 - 5:30 pm AND Wed, May 4, 4:00 - 5:30 pm AND Wed, Jun 1, 4:00 - 5:30 pm


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Institute for Innovation in Second Language Education AULA VIRTUAL DE ESPAÑOL (AVE) INFORMATION SESSION

SECOND LANGUAGES MATTER! BEST PRACTICES DAY 2011

IISLE is pleased to announce that this year we will continue working with schools to pilot the AVE (Aula Virtual de Español), an on-line Spanish course. AVE is an internet-based educational program set up to support Spanish language and culture education. It is an interactive platform specially designed by the Instituto Cervantes. The program includes on-line interactive materials, on-line tutorials, and also materials to prepare students for the DELE exam. Attend this information session to share information and to learn the different ways you can take advantage of AVE!

Involved in the teaching and learning of second languages, including ESL? Then you don’t want to miss Alberta’s largest annual gathering of K-12 second language educators. Do you: • collaborate with L2 colleagues in an innovative way? • plan instruction around authentic language use? • apply current L2 technology or research? • engage students of all interests and abilities? • have great survival tips to share with others new to teaching a second language? • approach literacy instruction from a second language perspective? • employ general best practices or a fabulous resource that your colleagues should be made aware of?

Audience: all district staff BLC10-07

Tues, Oct 5, 4:00 - 5:30 pm

INTRODUCTION TO THE DIPLOMA DE ESPAÑOL COMO LENGUA EXTRANJERA (DELE) This introductory session will provide teachers and other interested staff with information about the DELE. This examination from the Instituto Cervantes of the government of Spain is available to students, staff and the general public to acquire accreditation in Spanish language that is recognized world-wide. Come see what the excitement is about. Audience: teachers of Spanish Bilingual and Language and Culture, Gr.7-12 BLC10-08

Wed, Sept 15, 4:00 - 5:30 pm

Consider offering a session. Receive free registration and add to your professional portfolio. Join the more than fifty district classroom teachers who have already taken advantage of this leadership opportunity. At Second Languages Matter! , educators and administrators of all second languages and all programs (FSL, language and culture, ELL, bilingual and immersion) can: • peruse the latest L2 resources, • learn solid best practices to apply to their own contexts, and • enjoy networking with like-minded colleagues. Over 400 second language educators from across the province and around the country attended last year’s event. Second Languages Matter 2011! promises to be even better!

¡HOLA AMIGOS!

Audience: teachers of all languages and all programs

This session features an on-line interactive digital resource that supports Spanish for elementary school-aged children. This resource is available to Alberta’s teachers, schools and parents free of charge. Components of this resource may also be suitable to students in other Spanish language programs. Come check it out!

Contact:

Michelle De Abreu

EV11-01

Fri, Feb 18, 8:00 am - 3:30 pm

Fee:

$140 AISI-Eligible

Audience: teachers of Spanish Bilingual and Language and Culture, K-9 BLC10-09

Wed, Oct 13, 4:00 - 5:30 pm

DIPLOMA DE ESPAÑOL COMO LEGNGUA EXTRANJERA (DELE): PREPARE YOUR STUDENTS For those who would like to support their students (or themselves!) to be successful in the various levels of the DELE. Come learn key strategies and resources that will promote success!

ELEMENTARY FSL MEET & GREET Do you know your 340 colleagues who also teach elementary FSL? Come out and meet some of them-and us! Enjoy snacks and refreshments, take a tour of the new French Language Resource Centre, hear about the exciting events and workshops planned for the year and connect with others who teach what you do. Venez en grand nombre! Audience: elementary FSL teachers EV10-01

Wed, Sept 8, 4:15 - 5:15 pm

Audience: teachers of Spanish Bilingual and Language and Culture, Gr.7-12 BLC10-10

Wed, Sept 22, 4:00 - 5:30 pm

To Register languages.epsb.ca

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Institute for Innovation in Second Language Education JUNIOR HIGH FSL MEET & GREET

FRENCH YOUTH FORUM

Last year’s FSL Junior High School Meet & Greet was a big success, so let’s make it an annual event! The Meet & Greet is an informal function that helps us get to know you, but more importantly, gives junior high FSL teachers a chance to connect with each other. Come and see what is new at IISLE, enjoy some snacks and collegiality, find out how we can support you, and tell us what you need. We look forward to seeing you!

French for the Future is a national not-for-profit organization committed to shaping tomorrow’s leaders by supporting and motivating high school students to live and learn in French. The French for the Future Local Forum is a highlyinteractive journée en français. It allows grade 12 FIM, FSL and Francophone students an opportunity to discover the social and professional value of continuing a bilingual education. We invite all grade 12 students from the Edmonton Regional area to join IISLE (Edmonton Public Schools) and Campus SaintJean (University of Alberta) as we discover the lifelong benefits of bilingualism.

Audience: junior high FSL teachers EV10-02

Thurs, Sept 9, 4:15 - 5:15 pm

Audience: high school students of FSL, French Immersion and Francophone programs

IISLE MEET & GREET As we begin a new school year, come see the exciting new changes at the Institute for Innovation in Second Language Education and its partner institutes at the Languages Centre at Woodcroft. The new Aboriginal Learning Resource Centre and the new French Resource Centre are just two of the exciting new developments! Refreshments and friendly staff provided!

EV10-06

Audience: all district staff, students and the general public EV10-03

Mon, Sept 13, 3:00 - 6:00 pm

SECOND LANGUAGE EDUCATORS LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE Unique, research-based workshops and sessions designed to assist leaders in implementing exemplary programs for all second languages. Audience: school district leaders, school administratorss and lead teachers involved in second language leadership from across Canada and around the world EV10-04

Thurs, Aug 19, 8:30 am - 3:30 pm AND Fri, Aug 20, 8:30 am - 3:30 pm

FRENCH BOOK FAIR BY FRENCH LANGUAGE RESOURCES FROM NANAIMO Drop in and peruse hundreds of picture books, novels, CDs, DVDs, posters and so much more… all en français! Everything is available for purchase. Audience: teachers, librarians, parents and students of French Immersion and FSL programs, K-12 EV10-05

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Metro Continuing Education Professional Development Opportunities at Metro Looking to enhance your skills? Metro Continuing Education offers a broad range of professional training courses that benefit all Edmonton Public School staff – administrative assistants, custodial staff, teachers and administrators.

Business & Professional Skills Training Supervision & Management Training Coaching Conversations That Work (43000040)

This dynamic workshop provides practical tools and new perspectives for developing effective communication skills. Learn about powerful questions, the four levels of listening and how to move beyond advice-giving to meaningful conversations with others. This experiential-focused workshop supports professional and personal growth in relating to others and how others relate to you. (12 hrs) Fee: $259 DAY(S)

START DATE(S)

Tue & Wed Oct 19

Leadership & Professionalism (43000001)

Looking to excel in your career? Fine-tune your communication, leadership and team-building skills, and learn to work productively in an organization. Find out how to manage change and stress, efficiently organize job responsibilities and activities, and how to sell your ideas to others. (12 hrs) Fee: $265 DAY(S)

START DATE(S)

Mon & Tue Nov 29 TIMES

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9 am - 4 pm

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Customer Service: The Competitive Edge (43000002) Exceptional customer service is essential in every organization and requires a combination of skills to foster and maintain relationships with internal and external customers. Using a proactive and resultsbased approach, learn how to enhance your service skills, understand customer needs, and how to develop a customer service approach that puts your company ahead of the rest. (6 hrs) Fee: $169

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SITE

9 am - 4 pm

M

Time Management Mastery (43000009)

Successful people understand that time is a precious resource that must be used effectively to achieve goals. Using an assessment tool, learn about your strengths and weaknesses in time management and work-life balance. Learn how to increase your own personal productivity without working harder or longer; how to become more organized so you feel less stress; and how to manage commitments, emails, incoming and outgoing calls, and decisions efficiently. Apply the principles of time management and become a true master of your time. Fee includes assessment tool.

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(6 hrs) Fee: $199

Thu

Oct 28

9 am - 4 pm

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Thu

Nov 18

9 am - 4 pm

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Dealing with Difficult People (43000003)

Are you confident and productive when dealing with angry, unresponsive or negative people? How do you deal with workplace bullying? Learn how to examine and recognize your social style and the styles of others, while implementing methods that convert negative situations into positive outcomes.

SAVE WITH METRO! Register for any Metro Continuing Education course and take advantage of your 10% EPSB employee discount. Call 780.428.1111 to register and simply state that you are an EPSB employee to receive your 10% discount. View Metro’s full selection of fall continuing education classes online at metrocontinuingeducation.ca.

Supervision Essentials (43000038)

Develop the skills necessary to become an effective supervisor. Learn about management styles, interpersonal and communication skills, and performance management. Examine the supervisory function in relation to staff management from coaching and motivating to providing feedback. Develop and empower yourself and others through this intensive, hands-on training workshop. (18 hrs) Fee: $349 DAY(S)

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3 Thu Tue - Thu

Sep 30 Nov 23

9 am - 4 pm 9 am - 4 pm

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(6 hrs) Fee: $169 DAY(S)

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Nov 26

9 am - 4 pm

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Metro Continuing Education Business & Professional Skills Training

Business Communications Assertiveness: Business Language That Works (43000011)

Communicate ideas and decisions confidently without apology or aggression. Find out how to apply assertive communication skills and behaviours; learn techniques to deal with hostile, negative or passive people; and learn how to accept praise or criticism and to say “no” when appropriate. (6 hrs) Fee: $169 DAY(S)

START DATE(S)

TIMES

SITE

Thu

Nov 4

9 am - 4 pm

M

Business Dress Code (43000041)

What message is your dress attire sending at work? Would you like to portray an image that better represents your skills, talents and competencies? Learn about the different levels of business wear; how to avoid fashion blunders in the workplace; and how appearance, grooming, colour and wardrobe choices impact your credibility and make a difference in how you are perceived at work. An investment in your image is an investment in success. (6 hrs) Fee: $169 DAY(S)

START DATE(S)

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Wed

Oct 27

9 am - 4 pm

M

SAVE WITH METRO! Educating the workplace is Metro's business. Send three staff members to any Metro Business & Management course and the fourth registration is free! OR Register individually for any Metro Continuing Education course and take advantage of your 10% EPSB employee discount. Call 780.428.1111 to register and take advantage of these offers. View Metro’s full selection of fall continuing education classes online at metrocontinuingeducation.ca.

Business Grammar (43000006)

Are simple grammatical problems holding you back from being an effective writer and communicator? Discuss the most common grammatical errors and review the basic rules of sentence construction and punctuation. (6 hrs) Fee: $169 DAY(S)

START DATE(S)

TIMES

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Wed

Nov 24

9 am - 4 pm

M

Effective Interpersonal Communication (43000004)

Bookkeeping Level 1 (43000017)

Learn the basic principles and rules of bookkeeping. Apply your understanding of debits, credits, accounts and journal entries by working through practical case studies. This course focuses entirely on manual accounting procedures. Designed specifically for those who have little or no knowledge of bookkeeping. (12 hrs) Fee: $265 DAY(S)

START DATE(S)

TIMES

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2 Thu

Oct 14

9 am - 4 pm

M

Successful leaders are skilled at working with people. Effective interpersonal skills are essential to motivate employees, deal with difficult people, manage conflict and work skillfully within a group. Learn how personal styles can affect the relationships and productivity within work teams.

Bookkeeping Level 2 (43000018)

(12 hrs) Fee: $265

(6 hrs) Fee: $179

DAY(S)

START DATE(S)

TIMES

SITE

Thu & Fri

Nov 18

9 am - 4 pm

M

Effective Listening Skills (43000013)

Become a better leader and communicator by developing your effective listening skills and learn to reduce the communication barriers that arise when you are not paying full attention. You will gain awareness and insight by examining your listening style, and the style of others, and build stronger relationships and increase your professional and personal success. Fee includes assessment tool.

Building upon the principles from Level 1, examine in greater depth accounts receivable, accounts payable, special journals, inventory, GST and bank reconciliation. Prerequisite(s): Bookkeeping Level 1 DAY(S)

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Wed

Nov 17

8:30 am - 4:30 pm M

SITE

QuickBooks (43000023)

Learn to set up QuickBooks to manage your accounting needs. Topics include bill paying and invoicing, accounts receivable, accounts payable, GST, inventory and purchase orders, graphs and reports. Learn what’s new for this latest version of QuickBooks. Prerequisite(s): Bookkeeping Level 1, Windows knowledge. (18 hrs) Fee: $349 Manual: $20

(6 hrs) Fee: $199 DAY(S)

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Wed

Dec 1

9 am - 4 pm

M

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START DATE(S)

Mon - Wed Nov 22

TIMES

SITE

9 am - 4 pm

M

Simply Accounting (43000025)

Effective Written Communication (43000005)

Effective writing is a critical business skill that contributes to personal success. Enhance your confidence and gain the skills required to plan and write effective business documents. Throughout this practical and interactive session, you’ll discuss and apply strategies for creating professional documents. This course does not include grammar. (6 hrs) Fee: $169

Become confident and competent using Simply Accounting. Learn how to set up a company including general ledger, accounts payable, accounts receivable and inventory, practice month-end procedures and clear journal entries. Note: Simply Accounting 2010 Sage certified curriculum is taught. You can write an exam to receive Sage Simply Accounting Certi���cation. Prerequisite(s): Bookkeeping Level 1, Windows knowledge.

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(18 hrs) Fee: $349 Manual: $20

Wed

Oct 27

9 am - 4 pm

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Wed - Fri

Nov 3

9 am - 4 pm

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Metro Continuing Education Custom & Corporate Training Gain a competitive edge by investing in your greatest resource — your employees. Educating the workplace is Metro’s business. Rely on Metro’s 100 years of continuing education experience, and the expertise of Metro’s facilitators, to provide your staff with business skills for today’s fast-paced, diverse global market. All of Metro’s existing classroom courses can be customized to meet your training needs. Training subject areas include: • Supervision & Management • Administrative Professional Skills & Training • Business Communications • Computer Training • Employee Wellness & Team Building If your staff require specialized training, Metro has the ability to build a full or half day Professional Development workshop or customized sessions. Metro’s Custom & Corporate Training program is the perfect blend of theoretical and practical learning to provide effective results. Workshops and sessions can be delivered at your location of choice or a Metro location.

Professional development improves student achievement. Metro EPSB is committed to developing, improving, and enhancing staff skills and knowledge.

Computer Training

Supervision & Management Supervisors must possess the right mix of skills to not only meet, but exceed, objectives while managing staff and the bottom-line. Support your leadership team and supervisory staff with advanced skill training to ensure they become outstanding leaders and mentors. Examples of Supervision & Management topics include: • Building Cohesive Team Dynamics • Coaching Conversations That Work • Enhanced Executive Performance • Leadership & Professionalism • Supervision Essentials • The Art of Negotiation

Your frontline staff is the first point of contact for current and potential students and partners. Make sure your team makes the right first impression and presents a unified customer service experience. Examples of Administrative Professional Skills & Training topics include:

Business Communications Communication skills are essential for an effective workplace. Give every member of your staff the confidence to be a powerful writer, skilled listener and commanding communicator. Examples of Business Communications topics include:

• Adobe (Photoshop and Premiere) • Microsoft Office 2003/2007 (Excel, PowerPoint and Word) • Microsoft Tips & Tricks 2007 • QuickBooks and Simply Accounting

Employee Wellness & Team Building

Administrative Professional Skills & Training

• Customer Service: The Competitive Edge • Dealing with Difficult People • Minute Taking • Time Management Mastery

A firm grasp of the latest desktop applications will improve your organization’s productivity rates and overall efficiency. Examples of Computer Training topics include:

Building a cohesive team is imperative for organizational success. Energize and inspire your team while enhancing your organization’s retention rates and increasing work quality. Examples of Employee Wellness & Team Building topics include: • Aromatherapy for Relaxation & Well-Being • Capitalizing on Team Talent • Nutrition on the Run • The Importance of Humour at Work

“We have been working with Metro Continuing Education over the years to provide employees with the opportunity to attend courses geared to their professional development. Participants feel the information provided was relevant, timely and they were able to immediately apply the information they learned back at their workplace.” – Anne Dingwall, City of Edmonton

• Assertiveness: Business Language That Works • Effective Interpersonal Communication • Effective Listening Skills • Effective Written Communication

If you dream it, we can build it! For more information and to discuss your training needs contact: Deanna Fitzmaurice, Assistant Principal or Christine Murphy, Program Advisor Call 780.917.8668/8666

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Metro Continuing Education Computer & Internet Training Microsoft Applications Excel in a Day

Excel skills limited? In one day, you’ll gain skills you can immediately apply at work or home. You’ll learn to enter data, select cells, understand operations, do simple sorting, create formulas and use a variety of functions. The Find and Replace functions will greatly ease your time constraints, and formatting will make your Excel spreadsheets positively professional. Prerequisite(s): Windows knowledge Manual: $15

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Thu

Dec 2

9 am - 3:30 pm

M

Version 2007 (47130006) (6 hrs) Fee: $159

Create professional presentations, slide shows, overheads and handouts in Microsoft PowerPoint by incorporating clip art, animations, graphs and organizational charts. You’ll also learn how to transition between slides. (6 hrs) Fee: $159

Manual: $25

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Wed

Dec 1

9 am - 3:30 pm

M

Word 2007 Level 1 (47130016)

Version 2003 (47130005) (6 hrs) Fee: $159

PowerPoint 2007 in a Day (47130014)

Manual: $25

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TIMES

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Fri Fri

Oct 22 Dec 3

9 am - 3:30 pm 9 am - 3:30 pm

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Excel 2007 Level 1 (47130008)

This course covers basic spreadsheet techniques, such as data entry, editing, creating formulas, range editing, using functions, printing and making charts. Additional topics include enhanced formatting and the error-checking feature. Prerequisite(s): Windows knowledge (12 hrs) Fee: $239 Manual: $30 START DATE(S)

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SITE

Thu & Fri Thu & Fri

Oct 7 Nov 25

9 am - 3:30 pm 9 am - 3:30 pm

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Excel 2007 Level 2 (47130010)

Prerequisite(s): Windows knowledge

Call 780.428.1111 to register and take advantage of these offers.

(12 hrs) Fee: $239 Manual: $25 DAY(S)

START DATE(S)

Tue & Wed Dec 7

TIMES

SITE

9 am - 3:30 pm

M

Mail Merge (47130025)

Make your form letters, envelopes, emails, faxes and even coupons easier to send by learning about mail merge and form letters. Mail merge allows you to create one document with multiple placeholders. Learn to sort and merge records, to create form letters and mailing labels in a created file or create a data source. (3 hrs) Fee: $119 DAY(S)

START DATE(S)

TIMES

SITE

Thu Tue

Oct 14 Nov 30

8:30 -11:30 am 12:30 - 3:30 pm

M M

Just Formulas & Functions (47130026)

Prerequisite(s): Excel 2003 Level 1 or Excel 2007 Level 1

Prerequisite(s): Microsoft Excel knowledge

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START DATE(S)

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SITE

Thu & Fri

Dec 9

9 am - 3:30 pm

M

Send four staff members to any Metro Computer & Internet Training course and the fifth registration is free! OR

Learn how to compare data information within spreadsheets using the filter, pivot table report, and scenario and conditional formatting features. Perform numerical calculations with named cells, 3-D referencing, linking and the use of advanced functions.

(12 hrs) Fee: $239 Manual: $30

Educating the workplace is Metro’s business.

Learn the fundamentals of Microsoft Word, including creating and editing documents, and character, paragraph and page formatting. Other topics include creating borders, shading, tabs, bullets and numbering, and using spell check, thesaurus and autocorrect.

Prerequisite(s): Microsoft Word knowledge

DAY(S)

SAVE WITH METRO!

Review the structure of formulas in Excel, while discussing relative and absolute referencing, creating formulas, cross worksheet referencing in formulas, and advanced topics in functions and function structure. (3 hrs) Fee: $119 DAY(S)

START DATE(S)

TIMES

SITE

Thu Tue

Oct 14 Nov 30

12:30 - 3:30 pm 8:30 - 11:30 am

M M

Register individually for any Metro Continuing Education course and take advantage of your 10% EPSB employee discount.

View Metro’s full selection of fall continuing education classes online at metrocontinuingeducation.ca.

Tips & Tricks 2007 Has your site just made the switch to Microsoft 2007? The new toolbars, buttons and ribbons can be confusing. Send staff to Metro for an informative, hands-on, three hour Tips & Tricks 2007 training session. Call 780.917.8666/8668 to book at our site or yours!

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Schedule at a Glance SEPTEMBER Thursday - 9 Reading Recovery Continuing Contact 9:00 am Ref # RR00005-01........................... 57

Monday - 13 Middle Years Literacy Intervention (MYLI) 1:00 am Ref # MYLI000-01............................ 59 Emergency First Aid with Level C CPR 8:00 am Ref # FAID002-01............................ 97 Standard First Aid with Level C CPR 9:00 am Ref # FAID001-01............................ 97

Tuesday - 14 Standard First Aid with Level C CPR 9:00 am Ref # FAID001-01............................ 97 Network for EAs Supporting the Language Arts Classroom 1:00 pm Ref # NET0016-01.......................... 64 Planning Your Music Year 4:15 pm Ref # MUS0077-02.......................... 44

Thursday - 16 Fall ESL Institute 9:00 am Ref # ELL0040-01............................ 38 SMART Board and Math Level 2 9:00 am Ref # MAT0219-04.......................... 61

Friday - 17 Comprehensive School Health and Wellness Agency Fair 8:30 am Ref # GAC0005-01......................... 30 Fall ESL Institute 9:00 am Ref # ELL0040-01............................ 38 Network for Principals Using Technology 9:00 am Ref # NET0009-01.......................... 68

Monday - 20 Creating Effective Work Schedules 8:30 am Ref # CUS0007-01.......................... 92 Network A for Student Portal Lead Teacher 9:00 am Ref # NET0003-01.......................... 69 Time and Absence Recording (TRS) 9:00 am Ref # CIM0064-02........................... 99 Working Smarter Not Harder 1:00 pm Ref # CUS0033-01.......................... 94 I’ve Begun 6 Traits, Now What? (4-6) 4:00 pm Ref # LIT0022-02............................ 50 I’ve Begun 6 Traits, Now What? (K-3) 4:00 pm Ref # LIT0022-01............................ 50

Tuesday - 21 Developing an Assessment Plan to Improve Student Learning 9:00 am Ref # ASMT001-01.......................... 27 Network B for Student Portal Lead Teacher 9:00 am Ref # NET0003-02.......................... 69

Effective Classroom Management in the Music Room 1:00 pm Ref # MUS0183-01.......................... 42

Wednesday - 22 UBD: FNA Music 10/20 Team A 8:30 am Ref # UBD0023-01.......................... 74 Network C for Student Portal Lead Teacher 9:00 am Ref # NET00030-03........................ 69 Network for Elementary Art Teachers 1:00 pm Ref # ART0205-01........................... 65

Thursday - 23 Carol Rolheiser: (7-12) Meeting the Literacy Challenge 8:30 am Ref # PLD0001-01..............................6 UBD: FNA Music 10/20 Team A 8:30 am Ref # UBD0023-01.......................... 74 WHMIS for Custodians 8:30 am Ref # CUS0031-02.......................... 94 Boardmaker Basics 9:00 am Ref # TLT0231-01............................ 32

Friday - 24 Carol Rolheiser: (K-9) Meeting the Literacy Challenge 8:30 am Ref # PLD0002-01..............................6 UBD: FNA Music 10/20 Team A 8:30 am Ref # UBD0023-01.......................... 74 Follett Library System - System Setup 8:30 am Ref # LRS0074-01............................ 46 SMART Boards Level 1 - Division 3 and 4 9:00 am Ref # TLT0214-02............................ 33 Follett Library System - Using Circulation 1:00 pm Ref # LRS0029-01............................ 46 Network for Secondary Art Teachers 1:00 pm Ref # ART0206-01........................... 68

Saturday - 25 Emergency First Aid with Level C CPR 9:00 am Ref # FAID002-02............................ 97 Standard First Aid with Level C CPR 9:00 am Ref # FAID001-02............................ 97

Sunday - 26 Standard First Aid with Level C CPR 9:00 am Ref # FAID001-02............................ 97

Monday - 27 Rentals/Leasing/Community Use 8:30 am Ref # CUS0011-01.......................... 93 Math 4 All (P) Div 1 Year 1 8:45 am Ref # M4AY111-P-01...................... 61 Math 4 All Div 1 Year 1 8:45 am Ref # M4AY111-01.......................... 61 Network for Div 3/4 Teachers and Administrators of ELL 8:45 am Ref # NET0018-02.......................... 72

Network for Div 1/2 Teachers and Administrators of ELL 8:45 am Ref # NET0018-01.......................... 72 Keyboards for Kids 9:00 am Ref # LIT0024-01............................. 51 SMART Board and Math Level 2 9:00 am Ref # MAT0219-03.......................... 61 SchoolZone User Administrator 9:00 am Ref # CIM0061-01........................... 99 Keyboards for Kids 1:00 pm Ref # LIT0024-02............................ 51 Leading in ESL Series 1:00 pm Ref # ELL0041-01............................ 38 Network for Teachers of Students with Autism, CLS or ISP 3:00 pm Ref # NET0011-01.......................... 70 Christmas Concert Extravaganza 4:15 pm Ref # MUS0001-01.......................... 42

Tuesday - 28 AISI Quality Teaching - Elementary 8:30 am Ref # AISI004-01.............................. 19 Digital Literacy in Elementary Social Studies 8:30 am Ref # SOC0125-01.......................... 86 Network for Elementary Music Teachers 8:30 am Ref # MUS0174-01.......................... 65 Math 4 All (P) Div 2 Year 1 8:45 am Ref # M4AY121-P-01...................... 62 Math 4 All Div 2 Year 1 8:45 am Ref # M4AY121-01.......................... 62 Teaching the Critical Essay 9:00 am Ref # LIT0030-01............................. 52 AISI Quality Teaching - Secondary 12:30 pm Ref # AISI004-02............................ 19 Network for Junior High Industrial Arts and Foods Teachers 1:00 pm Ref # NET0023-01.......................... 67 Network for Educational Assistants Working With Students With Severe Special Education Needs 3:15 pm Ref # PSD0161-01........................... 65

Wednesday - 29 Coaching for Engagement in Learning 8:30 am Ref # LEAD003-01.......................... 23 Making the Shift into the 21st Century 8:30 am Ref # LEAD017-01.......................... 22 Math 10 Common - What to Look for in Classrooms 8:30 am Ref # LEAD016-01.......................... 23 Network for Social Studies Instructional Leaders 8:30 am Ref # NET0005-01.......................... 68 UBD: CTS Foods Team C 8:30 am Ref # UBD0003-01.......................... 73 UBD: ELA 10 Team B 8:30 am Ref # UBD0011-01.......................... 73

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Schedule at a Glance UBD: FNA Art 10/20 Team C 8:30 am Ref # UBD0024-01.......................... 74 Network for Deepening Understanding for Quality Literacy Teaching 9:00 am Ref # LIT0021-01............................. 64 SMART Boards Level 1 - Division 1 and 2 9:00 am Ref # TLT0214-01............................ 33 SchoolZone Lead Teacher 9:00 am Ref # CIM0060-01........................... 99 Handwriting Without Tears 10:00 am Ref # TLT0233-01.......................... 33 Reading, Writing and English Language Learners: Research-Based Strategies 1:00 pm Ref # ELL0042-01............................ 38

Thursday - 30 Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD): Applications of NVCPI 8:30 am Ref # PSD0162-01........................... 80 Computer Classes for Custodians 8:30 am Ref # CUS0063-01.......................... 92 Working with the New Social Studies Curriculum 8:30 am Ref # SOC0129-01.......................... 88 UBD: CTS Foods Team C 8:30 am Ref # UBD0003-01.......................... 73 UBD: ELA 10 Team B 8:30 am Ref # UBD0011-01.......................... 73 UBD: FNA Art 10/20 Team C 8:30 am Ref # UBD0024-01.......................... 74 Math 4 All (P) Div 3 Year 1 8:45 am Ref # M4AY131-P-01...................... 62 Math 4 All Div 3 Year 1 8:45 am Ref # M4AY131-01.......................... 62

October Friday - 1 Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD): Applications of NVCPI 8:30 am Ref # PSD0162-01........................... 80 Network for Planning in the Div 2 Combined Class 8:30 am Ref # NET00210-02........................ 67 Operating Your Steam Heating Plant 8:30 am Ref # CUS0040-01.......................... 93 UBD: CTS Foods Team C 8:30 am Ref # UBD0003-01.......................... 73 UBD: ELA 10 Team B 8:30 am Ref # UBD0011-01.......................... 73 UBD: FNA Art 10/20 Team C 8:30 am Ref # UBD0024-01.......................... 74 Math 4 All (P) Div 4 Year 1 8:45 am Ref # M4AY141-P-01...................... 62 Math 4 All Div 4 Year 1 8:45 am Ref # M4AY141-01.......................... 62

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Effective Student Engagement Through IPPs 9:00 am Ref # PSD0132-01........................... 80 Nonviolent Crisis Intervention Review 9:00 am Ref # SBC0002-01........................... 82 Freedom Writers: From Apathy to Engagement 1:00 pm Ref # LIT0032-01............................ 50 Musical Exploration Through Children’s Literature 1:00 pm Ref # MUS0187-01.......................... 44 Operating Your Steam Heating Plant 1:00 pm Ref # CUS00400-02........................ 93

Monday - 4 Alan November: Empowered Teaching, Fearless Learning 8:30 am Ref # PLD0003-01..............................7 Coaching for Engagement in Learning 8:30 am Ref # LEAD003-01.......................... 23 Introduction to Literacy Assessment in Your Classroom 8:30 am Ref # LIT0025-01............................. 50 WHMIS for Teachers and Support Staff 8:30 am Ref # SCI0098-01............................ 85 Network for Educational Assistants Working With Students With Mild and Moderate Special Ed Needs 1:00 pm Ref # PSD0160-01........................... 64

Tuesday - 5 Building a Restorative Culture in Your Classroom/School 8:30 am Ref # LEAD015-01.......................... 22 FOIP General & Administrative Records 1:00 pm Ref # DREC025-01......................... 95 Network for Teachers and Support Staff of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (DHH) 1:00 pm Ref # NET0014-01.......................... 72 Expulsion Process 1:15 pm Ref # LEAD014-01.......................... 23

Wednesday - 6 21st Century School Libraries - Supporting and Engaging our Students 8:30 am Ref # LRS0097-01............................ 46 Network for Broadcasters and Videographers 8:30 am Ref # NET0022-01.......................... 63 Starting a School-Based TV Station 8:30 am Ref # TLT0235-01............................ 34 UBD: Math 20-2 Team A 8:30 am Ref # UBD0007-01.......................... 75 Deaf and Hard of Hearing (DHH) 9:00 am Ref # PSD0166-01........................... 80 Culturally Responsive Pedagogy: Addressing Diversity in Schools 1:00 pm Ref # ELL0037-01............................ 37 Programming for Success 1:00 pm Ref # PSD0159-01........................... 83

Thursday - 7 Cleaning for Health 8:30 am Ref # CUS0064-01.......................... 92 Network for Junior High Drama Teachers 8:30 am Ref # DRA0005-01.......................... 66 PinPoint 8:30 am Ref # DREC016-01.......................... 96 UBD: Math 20-2 Team A 8:30 am Ref # UBD0007-01.......................... 75 Network for the Support of the K-12 Literacy Guiding Document 9:00 am Ref # NET001-01............................. 71 Blood Borne Pathogens and Pandemic Cleaning 1:00 pm Ref # CUS0061-01.......................... 92 Book Club! Reflection, Conversation and Application 1:00 pm Ref # ELL0035-01............................ 36

Friday - 8 Math 4 All Coaching Year 2 8:45 am Ref # M4ACYR2-01........................ 62 Network for Principals Using Technology 9:00 am Ref # NET0009-02.......................... 68

Tuesday - 12 Douglas Reeves: Literacy and Assessment 8:00 am Ref # PLD0004-01..............................8 Impact of Cleaning on Student Achievement 8:30 am Ref # CUS0066-01.......................... 93 Network for Teacher Librarians 8:30 am Ref # NET0019-01.......................... 72 Integration of SMART Boards in Elementary Music 9:00 am Ref # MUS0161-01.......................... 43 K-6 Music Planning with the SMART Board in Mind 9:00 am Ref # MUS0169-01.......................... 44 Network for Teachers of Literacy Students 1:00 pm Ref # NET0007-01.......................... 70

Wednesday - 13 Handbells in the Classroom 8:30 am Ref # MUS0185-01.......................... 43 Library Boot Camp 8:30 am Ref # LRS0092-01............................ 47 The Art of Engagement: Facilitation and Presentation Skills 8:30 am Ref # LEAD002-01.......................... 23 UBD: SCN Chem 20 Team A 8:30 am Ref # UBD0014-01.......................... 75 Deaf and Hard of Hearing (DHH) 9:00 am Ref # PSD0166-01........................... 80 Literacy Centres and the Smartboard (Div 1) 9:00 am Ref # LIT0023-01............................. 51

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PL Calendar September 2010 - January 2011

Schedule at a Glance School SIS System Administrator Elementary/Junior High Progress Reporting 9:00 am Ref # CIM0048-03........................... 99 Creating a Welcoming and DiversityFriendly School Environment 1:00 pm Ref # ELL0036-01............................ 36 Network for TAG 4:00 pm Ref # NET0024-01.......................... 70

Thursday - 14 Integrating Online Resources in Secondary Social Studies 8:30 am Ref # SOC0119-01.......................... 87 Network for Junior High Music Teachers 8:30 am Ref # MUS0175-01.......................... 67 UBD: SCN Chem 20 Team A 8:30 am Ref # UBD0014-01.......................... 75 Math 4 All Div 3 Year 2 8:45 am Ref # M4AY231-01.......................... 62 Emergency First Aid with Level C CPR 9:00 am Ref # FAID002-03............................ 97 Standard First Aid with Level C CPR 9:00 am Ref # FAID001-03............................ 97 Strategies for Oral Academic Language Development 9:00 am Ref # ELL0043-01............................ 38 Professional Writing for Teachers 4:00 pm Ref # DREC022-01......................... 96

Friday - 15 Custodial Budget Planning 8:30 am Ref # CUS0024-01.......................... 92 Follett Library System - Using Cataloguing 8:30 am Ref # LRS0027-01............................ 46 Network for Dance Teachers 8:30 am Ref # DRA0004-01.......................... 64 Network for Guidance and Counselling 8:30 am Ref # GAC0001-01......................... 65 UBD: ELA 20 Team A 8:30 am Ref # UBD0015-01.......................... 74 Math 4 All Coaching Year 3 8:45 am Ref # M4ACYR3-01........................ 62 Administering the Observation Survey of Early Literacy Achievement to Reading Recovery Students 9:00 am Ref # LIT0002-01............................. 57 Digital Literacy in Secondary Science 9:00 am Ref # SCI0178-01............................ 84 Standard First Aid with Level C CPR 9:00 am Ref # FAID0010-03......................... 97 Internet Sources of MARC Records for Your Library 1:00 pm Ref # LRS0081-01............................ 47 Network for Supporting Diverse Learners Using Technology 1:00 pm Ref # NET0017-01.......................... 69

Monday - 18 Network for Planning in the Div 1 Combined Class 8:30 am Ref # NET0021-01.......................... 67 UBD: ELA 20 Team A 8:30 am Ref # UBD0015-01.......................... 74 UBD: SST 10-1 Team B 8:30 am Ref # UBD0025-01.......................... 76 WHMIS for Custodians 8:30 am Ref # CUS00310-03........................ 94 Math 4 All Div 1 Year 2 Part 1 8:45 am Ref # M4AY211-01.......................... 61 Integrating Online Resources in Secondary Science 9:00 am Ref # SCI0179-01............................ 84 MYLI Continuing Contract 1:00 pm Ref # MYLI001-01........................... 59 Math 4 All Div 2 Year 2 1:00 pm Ref # M4AY221-01.......................... 62 Network for Library Staff 1:00 pm Ref # LRS0089-01............................ 67

Tuesday - 19 UBD: ELA 20 Team A 8:30 am Ref # UBD0015-01.......................... 74 UBD: SST 10-1 Team B 8:30 am Ref # UBD0025-01.......................... 76 Math 4 All Div 1 Year 2 Part 1 8:45 am Ref # M4AY211-02.......................... 61 6 + 1 Traits of Writing (4-6) 9:00 am Ref # LIT0020-02............................. 49 7-12 Music Planning with the SMART Board in Mind 9:00 am Ref # MUS0170-01.......................... 44 Integration of SMART Boards in Junior/ Senior High Music 9:00 am Ref # MUS0162-01.......................... 43 School SIS System Administrator Elementary/Junior High Progress Reporting 9:00 am Ref # CIM0048-03........................... 99 6 + 1 Traits of Writing for K - 3 1:00 pm Ref # LIT0020-01............................ 49 Leading in ESL Series 1:00 pm Ref # ELL0041-01............................ 38 Math 4 All Div 2 Year 2 1:00 pm Ref # M4AY221-02.......................... 62 Network for Teachers of Opportunity Students 1:00 pm Ref # NET0012-01.......................... 70 ELSSC Open House 4:00 pm Ref # ELL0038-01............................ 37 Found Object Sculpture - Division 3 and 4 4:00 pm Ref # ART0201-01........................... 40 Preparing Financial Specifications Based on the September 30th Actual Allocations 4:00 pm Ref # BUD0008-01......................... 90

Low Organized Games 4:15 pm Ref # PED0197-01........................... 30

Wednesday - 20 Power of Ten 8:30 am Ref # MAT0212-01.......................... 60 Power of Ten Plus More 8:30 am Ref # MAT0218-01.......................... 61 UBD: SST 10-1 Team B 8:30 am Ref # UBD0025-01.......................... 76 Deaf and Hard of Hearing (DHH) 9:00 am Ref # PSD0166-01........................... 80 Network for IB Learning (English A1 Higher Level) 9:00 am Ref # NET0006-01.......................... 66 Using Technology to Engage Non-Writers 9:00 am Ref # LIT0026-01............................. 52 Network for Teachers of Strategies Students 1:00 pm Ref # NET0008-01.......................... 71 Communications Technology for Junior High Teachers 4:00 pm Ref # CTS0010-01........................... 28 From Scratch - Exploring Film 4:30 pm Ref # LIT0028-01............................ 50

Thursday - 21 Experiment with Printmaking 8:30 am Ref # ART0200-01........................... 40 Math 4 All Div 3 Year 3 8:45 am Ref # M4AY331-01.......................... 62 Student Records 12:30 pm Ref # DREC0050-02..................... 96 Media For All 1:00 pm Ref # TLT0234-01............................ 33 Person Centered Planning 1:00 pm Ref # PSD0154-01........................... 82 Implementing a Picture Communication Systems - First Steps 3:00 pm Ref # PSD0158-01........................... 81

Friday - 22 Propane Safety Certification 8:30 am Ref # CUS0039-01.......................... 93 Using MARC Wizard 8:30 am Ref # LRS0091-01............................ 47 I’ve Begun 6 Traits, Now What? (4-6) 9:00 am Ref # LIT0022-02............................. 50 Integration of SMART Boards in Elementary Music 9:00 am Ref # MUS0161-01.......................... 43 K-6 Music Planning with the SMART Board in Mind 9:00 am Ref # MUS0169-01.......................... 44 Network for Behaviour and Learning Assistance Teachers 12:30 pm Ref # NET0002-01........................ 63

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Schedule at a Glance I’ve Begun 6 Traits, Now What? (K-3) 1:00 pm Ref # LIT0022-01............................ 50 The Expressive Arts in Student Engagement 1:00 pm Ref # ELL0039-01............................ 37

Sculpture: Simple and Small 4:00 pm Ref # ART0146-01........................... 41 Dance, Leadership and School Spirit 4:15 pm Ref # PED0198-01........................... 30

Monday - 25

Wednesday - 27

Asbestos Awareness for Division A Custodians 8:30 am Ref # CUS0021-01.......................... 91 Asbestos Awareness for Division B Custodial Assistants 8:30 am Ref # CUS0055-01.......................... 91 Engaging All Students in Social Studies 8:30 am Ref # SOC0124-01.......................... 87 Small Group Literacy Intervention 8:30 am Ref # LIT0027-01............................. 51 UBD: ELA Team E Common Exam Build 8:30 am Ref # UBD0001-01.......................... 73 Math 4 All Div 1 Year 3 Part 1 8:45 am Ref # M4AY311-01.......................... 61 Emergency First Aid with Level C CPR 9:00 am Ref # FAID002-04............................ 97 Standard First Aid with Level C CPR 9:00 am Ref # FAID001-04............................ 97 Network for Staff Supporting Students with Special Learning Needs - AD/HD, ODD, CD 12:30 pm Ref # NET0001-01........................ 68 Math 4 All Div 2 Year 3 Part 1 1:00 pm Ref # M4AY321-01.......................... 62

Integrating the Arts into Other Subject Areas 8:30 am Ref # ART0203-01........................... 40 UBD: ELA Team E Common Exam Build 8:30 am Ref # UBD0001-01.......................... 73 UBD: SCN 20 Team C 8:30 am Ref # UBD0016-01.......................... 76 UBD: SST 20-2 Team A 8:30 am Ref # UBD0026-01.......................... 76 Literacy Centres and the Smartboard (Div 2) 9:00 am Ref # LIT0023-02............................. 51 Success in Using a Speech Generating Devices in Your Classroom 9:00 am Ref # PSD0163-01........................... 83

Tuesday - 26 Introducing Dewey and Sears 8:30 am Ref # LRS0096-01............................ 47 UBD: ELA Team E Common Exam Build 8:30 am Ref # UBD0001-01.......................... 73 Math 4 All Div 1 Year 3 Part 1 8:45 am Ref # M4AY3110-02........................ 61 Fee Management System (FMS) 9:00 am Ref # CIM0023-03........................... 99 SMART Boards and Critical Learnings 9:00 am Ref # MUS0188-01.......................... 44 Standard First Aid with Level C CPR 9:00 am Ref # FAID001-04............................ 97 FOIP: General Awareness 12:30 pm Ref # DREC006-01....................... 96 Math 4 All Div 2 Year 3 Part 1 1:00 pm Ref # M4AY321-02.......................... 62 Network for Instructional Leaders 1:00 pm Ref # NET0015-01.......................... 66 Network for Teachers and Support Staff of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (DHH) 1:00 pm Ref # NET0014-01.......................... 72 Administrative Records 2:30 pm Ref # DREC023-01......................... 95

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Thursday - 28 AISI Elem Literacy Leadership Team Session 8:30 am Ref # AISI006-01.............................. 19 Simple Concert Stage Effects 8:30 am Ref # MUS0178-01.......................... 44 UBD: Math 20-1 Team C 8:30 am Ref # UBD0008-01.......................... 75 UBD: SCN 20 Team C 8:30 am Ref # UBD0016-01.......................... 76 UBD: SST 20-2 Team A 8:30 am Ref # UBD0026-01.......................... 76 AISI Elem Literacy Leadership Team Session 12:30 pm Ref # AISI006-02............................ 19 Network for Elementary Art Teachers 1:00 pm Ref # ART0205-01........................... 65

Friday - 29 AISI JH Literacy Leadership Team Session 8:30 am Ref # AISI009-01.............................. 19 Computer Classes for Custodians 8:30 am Ref # CUS0063-02.......................... 92 UBD: Math 20-1 Team C 8:30 am Ref # UBD0008-01.......................... 75 UBD: SCN 20 Team C 8:30 am Ref # UBD0016-01.......................... 76 UBD: SST 20-2 Team A 8:30 am Ref # UBD0026-01.......................... 76 Using Technology to Engage Non-Writers 9:00 am Ref # LIT0026-02............................. 52 AISI HS Literacy Leadership Team Session 12:30 pm Ref # AISI010-01............................ 19 Emergency Band Instrument Repair Clinic 1:00 pm Ref # MUS0184-01.......................... 43 Network for Secondary Art Teachers 1:00 pm Ref # ART0206-01........................... 68

November Monday - 1 Ruby Payne: Understanding Poverty 8:30 am Ref # PLD0005-01..............................9 Scientific Literacy in the 21st Century 8:30 am Ref # SCI0180-01............................ 85 UBD: Math 20-1 Team C 8:30 am Ref # UBD0008-01.......................... 75 FIS - Inquiry Features 9:00 am Ref # CIM0031-01........................... 98 FIS - ITV’s and Reporting 1:00 pm Ref # CIM0034-01........................... 98

Tuesday - 2 Planning a Year in Art for Junior High 8:30 am Ref # ART0153-01........................... 40 Network for Elementary Music Teachers 8:30 am Ref # MUS0174-01.......................... 65 UBD: Math 10-4 8:30 am Ref # UBD0004-01.......................... 74 UBD: SST 30-2 Team C 8:30 am Ref # UBD0019-01.......................... 76 Digital Literacy in Elementary Science 9:00 am Ref # SCI0177-01............................ 84 Network B for Student Portal Lead Teacher 9:00 am Ref # NET0003-02.......................... 69 Jazz Improvisation Within the Large Ensemble 1:00 pm Ref # MUS0186-01.......................... 43 Low Cost Adapted PE Equipment Ideas for ISP Classes 1:00 pm Ref # PED0196-01........................... 30 Network for EAs Supporting the Language Arts Classroom 1:00 pm Ref # NET0016-01.......................... 64

Wednesday - 3 The Remarkable Joy of Exploring with Colour - Division 2 8:30 am Ref # ART0204-01........................... 41 UBD: Math 10-4 8:30 am Ref # UBD0004-01.......................... 74 UBD: SST 30-2 Team C 8:30 am Ref # UBD0019-01.......................... 76 Network C for Student Portal Lead Teacher 9:00 am Ref # NET00030-03........................ 69 Network for Deepening Understanding for Quality Literacy Teaching 1:00 pm Ref # LIT0021-01............................ 64

Thursday - 4 FOIP for FOIP Coordinators 8:30 am Ref # DREC015-01.......................... 96 UBD: Math 10-4 8:30 am Ref # UBD0004-01.......................... 74 UBD: PED 10/20 Team C 8:30 am Ref # UBD002-01............................ 75

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PL Calendar September 2010 - January 2011

Schedule at a Glance UBD: SCN Bio 20 Team D 8:30 am Ref # UBD0017-01.......................... 76 UBD: SST 30-2 Team C 8:30 am Ref # UBD0019-01.......................... 76 Math 4 All Coaching Year 1 8:45 am Ref # M4ACYR1-01........................ 62 Network for Caring for the Caregiver 9:00 am Ref # NET0020-01.......................... 71 Success in Using a Speech Generating Devices in Your Classroom 9:00 am Ref # PSD0163-02........................... 83

Friday - 5 Coaching for Engagement in Learning 8:30 am Ref # LEAD003-01.......................... 23 Follett Library System - Advanced Cataloguing 8:30 am Ref # LRS0059-01............................ 46 UBD: PED 10/20 Team C 8:30 am Ref # UBD002-01............................ 75 UBD: SCN Bio 20 Team D 8:30 am Ref # UBD0017-01.......................... 76 Nonviolent Crisis Intervention Review 9:00 am Ref # SBC0002-02........................... 82 Follett Library System - Advanced Reports 1:00 pm Ref # LRS0067-01............................ 46

Monday - 8 Custodial Ergonomics 8:30 am Ref # CUS0018-01.......................... 92 UBD: PED 10/20 Team C 8:30 am Ref # UBD002-01............................ 75 UBD: SCN Bio 20 Team D 8:30 am Ref # UBD0017-01.......................... 76 FIS - Accounts Payable 9:00 am Ref # CIM0033-01........................... 98 Network A for Student Portal Lead Teacher 9:00 am Ref # NET0003-01.......................... 69 Preparing Youth for Employment and Adult Community Life 9:00 am Ref # PSD0156-01........................... 83 Making Inclusion Work 1:00 pm Ref # PSD0165-01........................... 81 Washroom Care 1:00 pm Ref # CUS0047-01.......................... 94

Tuesday - 9 Part A: Review of Eligibility for Continued Allocation for 2011-2012 1:00 pm Ref # BUD0010-01......................... 90 Part B: Review of Eligibility for Continued Allocation for 2011-2012 3:00 pm Ref # BUD0010-02......................... 90

Wednesday - 10 21st Century School Libraries - Supporting and Engaging our Students 8:30 am Ref # LRS0097-01............................ 46

From the Horse’s Mouth: Primary Sources with the Smart Board 8:30 am Ref # SOC0126-01.......................... 87 Strategies for Vocabulary Instruction in Social Studies 8:30 am Ref # SOC0127-01.......................... 88 Book Club! Reflection, Conversation and Application 1:00 pm Ref # ELL0035-01............................ 36 Network for Junior High Industrial Arts and Foods Teachers 1:00 pm Ref # NET0023-01.......................... 67 Reading, Writing and English Language Learners: Research-Based Strategies 1:00 pm Ref # ELL0042-01............................ 38

Friday - 12 Developing Assessments that Work to Engage All Students (Div 3) 8:30 am Ref # SOC0123-01.......................... 87 Marian Small: (Div 1-2) Differentiating Math Instruction 8:30 am Ref # PLD0008-01........................... 10 Smart Boards for Division 3 and 4 English Language Arts Teachers 9:00 am Ref # LIT0029-01............................. 51 Marian Small: (Div 1-3) Differentiating Math Instruction 12:30 pm Ref # PLD0008-02........................ 10

Saturday - 13 Emergency First Aid with Level C CPR 9:00 am Ref # FAID002-05............................ 97 Standard First Aid with Level C CPR 9:00 am Ref # FAID001-05............................ 97

Sunday - 14 Standard First Aid with Level C CPR 9:00 am Ref # FAID001-05............................ 97

Monday - 15 Knowledge and Employability in Social Studies 8:30 am Ref # SOC0116-01.......................... 88 WHMIS for Custodians 8:30 am Ref # CUS0031-04.......................... 94 Digital Literacy in Secondary Science 9:00 am Ref # SCI0178-01............................ 84 Helping Children with Selective Mutism 4:00 pm Ref # PSD0157-01........................... 81

Tuesday - 16 Introduction to Literacy Assessment in Your Classroom 8:30 am Ref # LIT0025-01............................. 50 Network for Junior High Drama Teachers 8:30 am Ref # DRA0005-01.......................... 66

Beyond the Basics: Using SMART Boards Level 2 9:00 am Ref # TLT0207-01............................ 33 Enhancing Language Skills of English Language Learners Through the Use of Technology 1:00 pm Ref # ELL0034-01............................ 37 Network for Teachers and Support Staff of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (DHH) 1:00 pm Ref # NET0014-01.......................... 72

Wednesday - 17 Library Boot Camp 8:30 am Ref # LRS0092-01............................ 47 The Art of Engagement: Facilitation and Presentation Skills 8:30 am Ref # LEAD002-01.......................... 23 Network for IB Learning (English A1 Higher Level) 9:00 am Ref # NET0006-01.......................... 66 Media For All 1:00 pm Ref # TLT0234-01............................ 33 Network for Teachers With Challenge or Extensions Students 1:30 pm Ref # NET0013-01.......................... 71 Communications Technology for Junior High Teachers 4:00 pm Ref # CTS0010-01........................... 28

Thursday - 18 Jane Hill: (Div 1-2) Engaging English Language Learners 8:30 am Ref # PLD0006-01........................... 12 Network for Junior High Music Teachers 8:30 am Ref # MUS0175-01.......................... 67 FOIP & Technology 1:00 pm Ref # DREC024-01......................... 96

Friday - 19 Coaching for Engagement in Learning 8:30 am Ref # LEAD003-01.......................... 23 Developing Assessments that Work to Engage All Students (Div 4) 8:30 am Ref # SOC0123-02.......................... 87 Jane Hill: (Div 3-4) Engaging English Language Learners 8:30 am Ref # PLD0006-02........................... 12 Propane Safety Certification 8:30 am Ref # CUS0039-02.......................... 93 Network for Principals Using Technology 9:00 am Ref # NET0009-01.......................... 68 Developing an Assessment Plan to Improve Student Learning 1:00 pm Ref # ASMT001-01.......................... 27

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Schedule at a Glance Monday - 22

Thursday - 25

Tuesday - 30

Fall Protection/Working from Heights 8:30 am Ref # CUS0065-01.......................... 93 Network for Guidance and Counselling 8:30 am Ref # GAC0001-01......................... 65 UBD: Math 20-2 Team A 8:30 am Ref # UBD0007-01.......................... 75 UBD: SCN 10/20 Team B 8:30 am Ref # UBD0018-01.......................... 76 Keyboards for Kids 9:00 am Ref # LIT0024-01............................. 51 SMART Boards for Substitute Teachers 9:00 am Ref # TLT0195-01............................ 34 Keyboards for Kids 1:00 pm Ref # LIT0024-02............................ 51 MYLI Continuing Contract 1:00 pm Ref # MYLI001-01........................... 59

Integrating the Arts into Other Subject Areas 8:30 am Ref # ART0203-01........................... 40 UBD: CTS Communication Technologies Team D 8:30 am Ref # UBD0005-01.......................... 73 UBD: ELA 30-2 Team D 8:30 am Ref # UBD0012-01.......................... 74 UBD: SST 30-1 Team D 8:30 am Ref # UBD0021-01.......................... 76 SMART Board and Math Level 2 Division 2 9:00 am Ref # MAT02190-02........................ 61

Network for Teacher Librarians 8:30 am Ref # NET0019-01.......................... 72 UBD: FNA Drama 10/20 Team C 8:30 am Ref # UBD0022-01.......................... 74 UBD: Math 20-1 Team D 8:30 am Ref # UBD0009-01.......................... 75 SMART Boards in the Secondary Classroom: Level 2 9:00 am Ref # TLT0211-01............................ 34 Standard First Aid with Level C CPR 9:00 am Ref # FAID001-06............................ 97 Network for Div 3/4 Teachers and 1:00 pm Ref # NET0018-02.......................... 72 Network for Div 1/2 Teachers and Administrators of ELL 1:00 pm Ref # NET0018-01.......................... 72 Network for Teachers and Support Staff of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (DHH) 1:00 pm Ref # NET0014-01.......................... 72 Network for Teachers of Opportunity Students 1:00 pm Ref # NET0012-01.......................... 70 Leading in ESL Series 4:00 pm Ref # ELL0041-01............................ 38

Tuesday - 23 UBD: Math 20-2 Team A 8:30 am Ref # UBD0007-01.......................... 75 UBD: SCN 10/20 Team B 8:30 am Ref # UBD0018-01.......................... 76 FIS - Purchasing 9:00 am Ref # CIM0032-01........................... 98 SMART Board and Math Level 2 Division1 9:00 am Ref # MAT0219-01.......................... 61 Teaching the Novel 9:00 am Ref # LIT0031-01............................. 52 Weaving Literature in Social Studies Div 1 9:00 am Ref # SOC0122-01.......................... 88 Network for Broadcasters and Videographers 1:00 pm Ref # NET0022-01.......................... 63 Network for Teachers of Literacy Students 1:00 pm Ref # NET0007-01.......................... 70 Network for Educational Assistants Working With Students With Severe Special Education Needs 3:15 pm Ref # PSD0161-01........................... 65 Best of Three Junior High Schools 4:00 pm Ref # ART0195-01........................... 39

Wednesday - 24 UBD: CTS Communication Technologies Team D 8:30 am Ref # UBD0005-01.......................... 73 UBD: ELA 30-2 Team D 8:30 am Ref # UBD0012-01.......................... 74 UBD: SCN 10/20 Team B 8:30 am Ref # UBD0018-01.......................... 76 UBD: SST 30-1 Team D 8:30 am Ref # UBD0021-01.......................... 76 Beyond the Basics: Using SMART Boards Level 2 9:00 am Ref # TLT0207-01............................ 33

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Friday - 26 Leadership for Head Custodians 8:30 am Ref # CUS0060-01.......................... 93 UBD: CTS Communication Technologies Team D 8:30 am Ref # UBD0005-01.......................... 73 UBD: ELA 30-2 Team D 8:30 am Ref # UBD0012-01.......................... 74 UBD: SST 30-1 Team D 8:30 am Ref # UBD0021-01.......................... 76 Network for Principals Using Technology 9:00 am Ref # NET0009-02.......................... 68

Monday - 29 Network for Social Studies Instructional Leaders 8:30 am Ref # NET0005-01.......................... 68 Power of Ten 8:30 am Ref # MAT0212-01.......................... 60 Power of Ten Plus More 8:30 am Ref # MAT0218-01.......................... 61 Small Group Literacy Intervention 8:30 am Ref # LIT0027-01............................. 51 UBD: FNA Drama 10/20 Team C 8:30 am Ref # UBD0022-01.......................... 74 UBD: Math 20-1 Team D 8:30 am Ref # UBD0009-01.......................... 75 Emergency First Aid with Level C CPR 9:00 am Ref # FAID002-06............................ 97 SMART Boards in the Secondary Classroom: Level 2 9:00 am Ref # TLT0211-01............................ 34 Standard First Aid with Level C CPR 9:00 am Ref # FAID001-06............................ 97 Weaving Literature in Social Studies Div 2 9:00 am Ref # SOC0122-02.......................... 88 Classroom Sound Systems and Learning 1:00 pm Ref # TLT0232-01............................ 32 Network for Library Staff 1:00 pm Ref # LRS0089-01............................ 67 Network for Teachers of Students with Autism, CLS or ISP 3:00 pm Ref # NET0011-01.......................... 70

December Wednesday - 1 Computer Classes for Custodians 8:30 am Ref # CUS0063-03.......................... 92 Making the Shift into the 21st Century 8:30 am Ref # LEAD017-01.......................... 22 UBD: FNA Drama 10/20 Team C 8:30 am Ref # UBD0022-01.......................... 74 UBD: FSL / SPN 10 Team CD 8:30 am Ref # UBD0027-01.......................... 74 UBD: Math 20-1 Team D 8:30 am Ref # UBD0009-01.......................... 75 Smart Boards in Science - Level 2 9:00 am Ref # TLT0220-01............................ 85 Network for Deepening Understanding for Quality Literacy Teaching 1:00 pm Ref # LIT0021-01............................ 64 Network for Elementary Art Teachers 1:00 pm Ref # ART0205-01........................... 65 Network for Supporting Diverse Learners Using Technology 1:00 pm Ref # NET0017-01.......................... 69 Network for Teachers of Strategies Students 1:00 pm Ref # NET0008-01.......................... 71

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PL Calendar September 2010 - January 2011

Schedule at a Glance Thursday - 2

Wednesday - 8

Wednesday - 15

TDG for Custodians 8:30 am Ref # CUS0032-01.......................... 94 UBD: ELA 20-1 Team C 8:30 am Ref # UBD0013-01.......................... 74 UBD: FSL / SPN 10 Team CD 8:30 am Ref # UBD0027-01.......................... 74 Math 4 All Coaching Year 1 8:45 am Ref # M4ACYR1-01........................ 62

The Art of Engagement: Facilitation and Presentation Skills 8:30 am Ref # LEAD002-01.......................... 23 UBD: SCN 20 Team C 8:30 am Ref # UBD0016-01.......................... 76 Using Technology to Engage Non-Writers 9:00 am Ref # LIT0026-02............................. 52

Best Practices in Carpet Care 8:30 am Ref # CUS0013-01.......................... 91 Developing Assessments that Work to Engage All Students (Div 3) 8:30 am Ref # SOC0123-01.......................... 87 Network C for Student Portal Lead Teacher 9:00 am Ref # NET0003-03.......................... 69

Friday - 3 Network for Planning in the Div 2 Combined Class 8:30 am Ref # NET0021-02.......................... 67 UBD: ELA 20-1 Team C 8:30 am Ref # UBD0013-01.......................... 74 UBD: FSL / SPN 10 Team CD 8:30 am Ref # UBD0027-01.......................... 74 Building Resiliency in All Students 9:00 am Ref # PSD0164-01........................... 80 NVCI Refresher with Applied Physical Training 9:00 am Ref # SBC0027-01........................... 82 Network for Secondary Art Teachers 1:00 pm Ref # ART0206-01........................... 68

Monday - 6 From the Horse’s Mouth: Primary Sources with the Smart Board 8:30 am Ref # SOC0126-01.......................... 87 Small Group Literacy Intervention 8:30 am Ref # LIT0027-01............................. 51 UBD: ELA 20-1 Team C 8:30 am Ref # UBD0013-01.......................... 74 WHMIS for Custodians 8:30 am Ref # CUS0031-05.......................... 94 Math 4 All Div 1 Year 1 8:45 am Ref # M4AY111-01.......................... 61 6 + 1 Traits of Writing (4-6) 9:00 am Ref # LIT0020-02............................. 49 Helping Heal Aggressive and Violent Children and Youth 9:00 am Ref # SBC0121-01........................... 81 6 + 1 Traits of Writing for K - 3 1:00 pm Ref # LIT0020-01............................ 49 Math 4 All Div 2 Year 1 1:00 pm Ref # M4AY121-01.......................... 62 Network for Educational Assistants Working With Students With Mild and Moderate Special Ed Needs 1:00 pm Ref # PSD0160-01........................... 64

Tuesday - 7 Approaches and Ideas Using the Portrait Division 1 8:30 am Ref # ART0202-01........................... 39

Thursday - 9 Nonviolent Crisis Intervention 8:30 am Ref # SBC0001-01........................... 82 UBD: SCN 20 Team C 8:30 am Ref # UBD0016-01.......................... 76 Communications Technology for Junior High Teachers 4:00 pm Ref # CTS0010-01........................... 29

Friday - 10 Coaching for Engagement in Learning 8:30 am Ref # LEAD003-01.......................... 23 Leadership for Head Custodians 8:30 am Ref # CUS0060-01.......................... 93 Nonviolent Crisis Intervention 8:30 am Ref # SBC0001-01........................... 82 UBD: SCN 20 Team C 8:30 am Ref # UBD0016-01.......................... 76 Using Technology to Engage Non-Writers 9:00 am Ref # LIT0026-01............................. 52 Network for Behaviour and Learning Assistance Teachers 12:30 pm Ref # NET0002-01........................ 63

Monday - 13 Best Practices in Floor Care 8:30 am Ref # CUS0051-01.......................... 91 Network for Planning in the Div 1 Combined Class 8:30 am Ref # NET0021-01.......................... 67 Math 4 All Div 3 Year 1 8:45 am Ref # M4AY131-01.......................... 62 Network A for Student Portal Lead Teacher 9:00 am Ref # NET0003-01.......................... 69 Math 4 All Div 4 Year 1 1:00 pm Ref # M4AY141-01.......................... 62

Tuesday - 14 AISI Quality Teaching - Elementary 8:30 am Ref # AISI004-01.............................. 19 Network for Guidance and Counselling 8:30 am Ref # GAC0001-01......................... 65 Network B for Student Portal Lead Teacher 9:00 am Ref # NET0003-02.......................... 69 AISI Quality Teaching - Secondary 12:30 pm Ref # AISI004-02............................ 19

Thursday - 16 Developing Assessments that Work to Engage All Students (Div 4) 8:30 am Ref # SOC0123-02.......................... 87 Media For All 1:00 pm Ref # TLT0234-01............................ 33

Monday - 20 Emergency First Aid with Level C CPR 9:00 am Ref # FAID002-07............................ 97 Standard First Aid with Level C CPR 9:00 am Ref # FAID001-07............................ 97

Tuesday - 21 Standard First Aid with Level C CPR 9:00 am Ref # FAID001-07............................ 97

January Thursday - 6 Network for Caring for the Caregiver 9:00 am Ref # NET0020-01.......................... 71 FOIP for FOIP Coordinators 12:30 pm Ref # DREC015-02....................... 96

Friday - 7 An Aboriginal Perspective - Stories and Art 8:30 am Ref # ART0186-01........................... 39 Asbestos Awareness for Division A Custodians 8:30 am Ref # CUS0021-02.......................... 91 Asbestos Awareness for Division B Custodial Assistants 8:30 am Ref # CUS0055-02.......................... 91 Network for Social Studies Instructional Leaders 8:30 am Ref # NET0005-01.......................... 68 I’ve Begun 6 Traits, Now What? (4-6) 9:00 am Ref # LIT0022-02............................. 50 Nonviolent Crisis Intervention Review 9:00 am Ref # SBC0002-03........................... 82 I’ve Begun 6 Traits, Now What? (K-3) 1:00 pm Ref # LIT0022-01............................ 50

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Schedule at a Glance Monday - 10 Joe Pascarelli: Learning and Leading Our Way Into the Future 8:30 am Ref # PLD0007-01........................... 13 Network for Staff Supporting Students with Special Learning Needs - AD/HD, ODD, CD 12:30 pm Ref # NET0001-01........................ 68

Tuesday - 11 Effective Student Engagement Through IPPs 9:00 am Ref # PSD0132-01........................... 80

Wednesday - 12 Developing Assessments that Work to Engage All Students (Div 3) 8:30 am Ref # SOC0123-01.......................... 87 Library Boot Camp 8:30 am Ref # LRS0092-01............................ 47 Network for Deepening Understanding for Quality Literacy Teaching 1:00 pm Ref # LIT0021-01............................ 64 Network for TAG 4:00 pm Ref # NET0024-01.......................... 70

Thursday - 13 Network for Junior High Music Teachers 8:30 am Ref # MUS0175-01.......................... 67 Using MARC Wizard 8:30 am Ref # LRS0091-02............................ 47 Student Records 12:30 pm Ref # DREC005-03....................... 96

Friday - 14 Developing Assessments that Work to Engage All Students (Div 4) 8:30 am Ref # SOC0123-02.......................... 87 Follett Library System - System Setup 8:30 am Ref # LRS0074-02............................ 46 Integrating the Arts into Other Subject Areas 8:30 am Ref # ART0203-01........................... 40 Power of Ten 8:30 am Ref # MAT0212-01.......................... 60 Power of Ten Plus More 8:30 am Ref # MAT0218-01.......................... 61 Propane Safety Certification 8:30 am Ref # CUS0039-03.......................... 93 UBD: SCN Chem 20 Team A 8:30 am Ref # UBD0014-01.......................... 75 UBD: SST 10-1 Team B 8:30 am Ref # UBD0025-01.......................... 76 Network for Principals Using Technology 9:00 am Ref # NET0009-02.......................... 68

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Developing an Assessment Plan to Improve Student Learning 1:00 pm Ref # ASMT001-01.......................... 27 Follett Library System - Using Circulation 1:00 pm Ref # LRS0029-02............................ 46

Monday - 17 Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD): Applications of NVCPI 8:30 am Ref # PSD0162-02........................... 80 WHMIS for Custodians 8:30 am Ref # CUS0031-06.......................... 94 UBD: SCN Team E Common Exam Build 8:30 am Ref # UBD0002-01.......................... 75 UBD: SST 10-1 Team B 8:30 am Ref # UBD0025-01.......................... 76 Math 4 All Div 1 Year 2 Part 2 8:45 am Ref # M4AY212-01.......................... 61 Network A for Student Portal Lead Teacher 9:00 am Ref # NET0003-01.......................... 69 SMART Boards for Substitute Teachers 9:00 am Ref # TLT0195-02............................ 34 Math 4 All Div 2 Year 2 Part 2 1:00 pm Ref # M4AY222-01.......................... 62 Network for Teachers of Students with Autism, CLS or ISP 3:00 pm Ref # NET0011-01.......................... 70

Tuesday - 18 Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD): Applications of NVCPI 8:30 am Ref # PSD0162-02........................... 80 Network for Elementary Music Teachers 8:30 am Ref # MUS0174-01.......................... 65 UBD: SCN Team E Common Exam Build 8:30 am Ref # UBD0002-01.......................... 75 UBD: SST 10-1 Team B 8:30 am Ref # UBD0025-01.......................... 76 Math 4 All Div 1 Year 2 Part 2 8:45 am Ref # M4AY212-02.......................... 61 Digital Literacy in Elementary Science 9:00 am Ref # SCI0177-01............................ 84 Network B for Student Portal Lead Teacher 9:00 am Ref # NET0003-02.......................... 69 Model Teaching: Learning from Experience 12:30 pm Ref # MUS0177-01....................... 43 Math 4 All Div 2 Year 2 Part 2 1:00 pm Ref # M4AY222-02.......................... 62 Network for Teachers of Opportunity Students 1:00 pm Ref # NET0012-01.......................... 70

Wednesday - 19 21st Century School Libraries - Supporting and Engaging our Students 8:30 am Ref # LRS0097-01............................ 46 Digital Literacy in Elementary Social Studies 8:30 am Ref # SOC0125-01.......................... 86 UBD: FNA Art 10/20 Team C 8:30 am Ref # UBD0024-01.......................... 74 Network C for Student Portal Lead Teacher 9:00 am Ref # NET0003-03.......................... 69 Network for Teachers of Strategies Students 1:00 pm Ref # NET0008-01.......................... 71

Thursday - 20 Network for Junior High Drama Teachers 8:30 am Ref # DRA0005-01.......................... 66 UBD: FNA Art 10/20 Team C 8:30 am Ref # UBD0024-01.......................... 74 Math 4 All Div 3 Year 2 8:45 am Ref # M4AY231-01.......................... 62 Network for EAs Supporting the Language Arts Classroom 1:00 pm Ref # NET0016-01.......................... 64

Friday - 21 Leadership for Head Custodians 8:30 am Ref # CUS0060-01.......................... 93 Network for Dance Teachers 8:30 am Ref # DRA0004-01.......................... 64 Network for Guidance and Counselling 8:30 am Ref # GAC0001-01......................... 65 UBD: FNA Art 10/20 Team C 8:30 am Ref # UBD0024-01.......................... 74 UBD: SCN Chem 20 Team A 8:30 am Ref # UBD0014-01.......................... 75 Network for Principals Using Technology 9:00 am Ref # NET0009-01.......................... 68

Monday - 24 Using Assessment to Engage, Motivate and Improve Learning 8:30 am Ref # PLD0010-01........................... 14 UBD: SCN 10/20 Team B 8:30 am Ref # UBD0018-01.......................... 76 UBD: SST 20-2 Team A 8:30 am Ref # UBD0026-01.......................... 76 SchoolZone User Administrator 9:00 am Ref # CIM0061-02........................... 99 Making Inclusion Work 1:00 pm Ref # PSD0165-01........................... 81

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PL Calendar September 2010 - January 2011

Schedule at a Glance Tuesday - 25

Thursday - 27

Network for Teacher Librarians 8:30 am Ref # NET0019-01.......................... 72 UBD: Math 20-2 Team B 8:30 am Ref # UBD001-01............................ 75 UBD: SCN 10/20 Team B 8:30 am Ref # UBD0018-01.......................... 76 UBD: SST 20-2 Team A 8:30 am Ref # UBD0026-01.......................... 76

UBD: FNA Art 10/20 Team C 8:30 am Ref # UBD0024-01.......................... 74 UBD: Math 20-2 Team B 8:30 am Ref # UBD001-01............................ 75 UBD: SCN Chem 20 Team A 8:30 am Ref # UBD0014-01.......................... 75

7-12 Music Planning with the SMART Board in Mind 9:00 am Ref # MUS0170-01.......................... 44 Integration of SMART Boards in Junior/ Senior High Music 9:00 am Ref # MUS0162-01.......................... 43 Book Club! Reflection, Conversation and Application 1:00 pm Ref # ELL0035-01............................ 36 Network for Junior High Industrial Arts and Foods Teachers 1:00 pm Ref # NET0023-01.......................... 67 The Art of Engagement: Facilitation and Presentation Skills 1:00 pm Ref # LEAD002-01.......................... 23

Wednesday - 26 UBD: Math 20-2 Team B 8:30 am Ref # UBD001-01............................ 75 UBD: SCN 10/20 Team B 8:30 am Ref # UBD0018-01.......................... 76 UBD: SST 20-2 Team A 8:30 am Ref # UBD0026-01.......................... 76 Network for Division 3/4 Teachers and Administrators of ELL 8:45 am Ref # NET0018-02.......................... 72 Network for Division 1/2 Teachers and Administrators of ELL 8:45 am Ref # NET0018-01.......................... 72 Leading in ESL Series 1:00 pm Ref # ELL0041-01............................ 38 Network for Broadcasters and Videographers 1:00 pm Ref # NET0022-01.......................... 63 Network for Supporting Diverse Learners Using Technology 1:00 pm Ref # NET0017-01.......................... 69

Friday - 28 Computer Classes for Custodians 8:30 am Ref # CUS0063-04.......................... 92 UBD: SCN Chem 20 Team A 8:30 am Ref # UBD0014-01.......................... 75 Access to Board Notes for Students With Low Vision 1:30 pm Ref # TLT0230-01............................ 32

Monday - 31 David Edyburn: Inclusion 8:30 am Ref # PLD0009-01........................... 15 Math 4 All Div 1 Year 3 Part 2 8:45 am Ref # M4AY312-01.......................... 61 SchoolZone Lead Teacher 9:00 am Ref # CIM0060-02........................... 99 Math 4 All Div 2 Year 3 Part 2 1:00 pm Ref # M4AY322-01.......................... 62 Network for Library Staff 1:00 pm Ref # LRS0089-01............................ 67

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Procedures, Rates, Cancellation Policy Job Embedded Registration

Cancellation Policy

• Fill out Service Agreement • Fax: 780.425.0625

• Inservices / Modules required 24 hours prior notice or full costs will apply. • Professional Learning Days require 3 business days notice or partial costs will apply. • First Aid require 3 business days notice or full costs will apply. • Inservice / Module Series (more than one session), cancel the whole series 24 hours prior to the first session or full costs of whole series will apply. • Your cancellation will be confirmed. If you do not receive a cancellation letter within two working days, please follow-up.

Inservices / Modules Registration • Registration is required for sessions with a

reference number • All registrations will be confirmed REGISTER ONLINE

• Access the calendar online consultingservices.epsb.net. • Search for inservices by applicable subject area, date or keyword • Register online REGISTER BY PHONE

• Phone: 780.429.8050 • Please include the information as per Registration Form • If voice mail picks up (includes evenings and weekends) you may register REGISTER BY FAX

• Fax: 780.425.0625 • Use the Registration Form

Rates Inservice rates are based on length of inservice. Service Delivery Hours (SDH) applicable to Edmonton Public Schools Only. There are SDH allocated to each school, after these hours are used, the dollar amount would apply: • Full days (4.5 hours or over) 1 SDH or $120 • Half days (2 to 4.5 hours) .5 SDH or $60 • After school (2 hours or under) .25 SDH or $30 Edmonton Public Schools inservice costs will be debited to your school FIS. Schools outside EPS will be invoiced after the inservice. NOTE: Some courses have special rates, the prices are indicated

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Locations • Unless otherwise stated the location is: Centre for Education One Kingsway Edmonton (The blue building across the street from the Royal Alex Hospital)

Emergency Contact • In the case of an emergency, when a registrant attending an inservice at the Centre for Education needs to be contacted, phone 780.429.8000. • Provide the name of the inservice the person is attending.

Parking at the Centre • Only authorized vehicles have access to underground parking. Visitor stalls (register vehicles with main reception) are not meant to be used by employees of EPS. • District staff are reminded to use the parkade card(s) issued to schools to obtain free underground parking. For more school cards, contact Building Operations at 780.429.8140 at least one week prior to session.

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PL Calendar September 2010 - January 2011

Service Agreement (Job Embedded) Targeted Professional Learning Customized professional learning for your school, aligned to your priorities and school professional learning plan.

Please reserve ______ units (10 hours/unit @ 10 service delivery hours, or $1,200) ( #)

I would like targeted PL services in the following area:_______________________________________ If possible, I would like the following consultant to provide support at my school: _________________

Partial FTE for Specific Discipline I would like service in the following areas:

psychology service for ______ (# of units of 90 hrs)

reading specialist service for ___ (# of units of 90 hrs)

social work service for ______ (# of units of 90 hrs)

other discipline (please specify)__________________ service for _____ (# of units of 90 hrs)

other discipline (please specify)__________________ service for _____ (# of units of 90 hrs)

When a school enters into a 90 hr. agreement from a specific discipline, the school will be guaranteed a minimum of 10 hours of service by the end of October, and a minimum of 10 hrs. of service each month thereafter until the 90 hrs. are used for that discipline. If a school does not utilize the service each month, a minimum of 10 hrs. will nevertheless be charged against the agreement each month. Fee: 90 service delivery hours or $10,800.

Learning Resources Assessment and Development Review of library collection and the operations of the library.

Option One: 20 service delivery hours, or $2,400

Or

Option Two: ‘The Complete Package’: 20 service delivery hours, or $2,400 (for Option One

component) + actual cost of books + actual hours of consultant time @ $120/hour + travel time + accommodation costs (prorated if 2 or more schools purchase this option)

TAG The interactive on-line magazine of student creativity.

One year subscription (2 editions/year) @ 2 service delivery hours, or $240.

School Name _____________________________Principal’s Signature ______________________________ Date_________________________________________ Please fax your completed document to Jan Witwicky, Project Coordinator at 780.426.0098 If you have questions regarding the agreements available or the services provided, please contact: Jan Witwicky, Project Coordinator jan.witwicky@epsb.ca or phone 780.429.8162.

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Registration Form (Inservices/Modules) To register by fax 780.425.0625

NAME (first and last)

POSITION (and Grade level if applicable)

SCHOOL

DU # (EPS schools only)

ADDRESS (external schools only)

CITY/TOWN

POSTAL CODE

SCHOOL PHONE FAX HOME PHONE

E-MAIL ADDRESS

REFERENCE #

DATE(S) OF INSERVICE

TITLE OF INSERVICE

PAYMENT

Edmonton Public Schools inservice costs will be debited to your school FIS. Schools outside EPS will be invoiced after the inservice.

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PL Calendar Sept 2010 - Jan 2011 . Visit consultingservices.epsb.net


Consulting Services supports... AISI Cycle Four Leadership, Engagement, Collaboration and Coaching Student Assessment Critical Incident Support Services

Professional Learning Curriculum, Instruction and Programming

Individual Student Assessment and Programming Consultation English Language Learner Needs Students with Special Education Needs

Refer to our Guide to Services . Visit consultingservices.epsb.net . Registration & Help Line 780.429.8050


Registration & Help Line: 780.429.8050 2010-11 Professional Learning days

Meeting the Literacy Challenge Dr. Carol Rolheiser Sept 23 or 24, 2010

Empowered Teaching Fearless Learning Alan November Oct 4, 2010

Literacy & Assessment: Making the Connection Dr. Douglas Reeves Oct 12, 2010

Differentiating Math How Extreme Stress Affects Instruction: It’s Easier Brain Development.... Than You Think! Dr. Bruce Perry Dr. Marian Small Nov 15, 2010 Nov 12, 2010

Assessment to Engage, Motivate and Improve Learning..... Consulting Services Jan 24, 2011

Engaging English Language Learners Dr. Jane Hill Nov 18 or 19, 2010

Inclusion: Every Child is Successful Dr. David Edyburn Jan 31, 2011

Understanding Poverty: The Impact on Students.... Dr. Ruby Payne Nov 1, 2010

Learning and Leading Our Way Into the Future Dr. Joe Pascarelli Jan 10, 2011

Building Bridges to Engagement Rick Stiles-Oldring Partnership with CCEP, Child and Family Services

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