PD Session Resources

Here Comes Everyone—Teaching in the Culturally Diverse Classroom

Description: This workshop will explore concept of cultural competence. Cultural competence provides an approach for examining beliefs, attitudes, policies, structures and practices to enable schools to work effectively cross-culturally. Cultural competence replaces earlier ideas of cultural sensitivity and awareness, which are often embraced by typically result in little change in individual or organizational behaviour. Participants will begin to learn how to develop greater capacity to engage in cultural self-assessment and become more conscious of the dynamics of intercultural interactions.

Date: April 07, 2018 (Sat)

Time: 10:00am-12:30pm

Est. Participants: 40

Location: TBD

Sign up at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/here-comes-everyoneteaching-in-the-culturally-diverse-classroom-tickets-42776489632

 

Substitute Teacher Information Session

Have you ever wondered how to get a job in substitute teaching? How to become a good substitute teachers? Presenters from Edmonton Public will answer your questions!

Date: Apr 12 (Thursday)

Time: 4:00 – 5:30

Purpose: To provide context for preservice teachers as to what it means to work as a substitute teacher: what to expect and tips and strategies to manage the unexpected.

Presenters: Edmonton Public Schools Teacher Induction Program mentors

Costs: FREE (RVSP before we are running out of space!)

Exp. number of participants: 60

Sign up at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/substitute-teacher-information-session-tickets-44538025433

 

Go-To Educator Training: mental health literacy development

Go To Educator training is a program sanctioned by Alberta Health Services and many school districts in Alberta. “Go-To” Educator refers to any school staff (guidance counsellors, psychologists, administration, etc.) that students naturally feel comfortable asking for help and talking about their problems. The goal of this one day Go-To Educator Training Program is to develop mental health literacy amongst staff. It provides information regarding early identification of mental health problems and mental disorders. This knowledge allows teachers to make effective referrals that link students in need of help to their local care organization within and beyond the school system.

 

Presenter: Andrew Baxter (the project coordinator and lead educator of the Go To Educator training for the identification of mental health disorders in the secondary school setting)

Date: April 14, 2018 (Sat)

Time: 9:00am-3:00pm (lunch included)

Est. Participants: 30-50 (please note that this workshop needs a minimum of 30 participants to run)

Location: ED South 122

For: all ED students

Fee: $5 for ESA members, $10 for non-members

Certificate of Participation: There is no “certificate” per se, but participants who complete the training will be able to put this on their resume. The presenter will cover how they can do the online “certification” through UBC.

 

Sign up at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/go-to-educator-training-mental-health-literacy-development-tickets-44421261188

 

 EDUCATION WEEK

Date: Jan 15-20, 2018

Registration link for all the events: https://www.eventbrite.com/o/education-students-association-14871345790

 

 

Past events

October

1. Classroom Management—What Works

For: Elementary ED students

Est. Participants: 40

Date:  October 4, 2017

Time: 1:00-2:30 pm

Location: ED South 158

Fee: Free

Sign up here!

Description:

Participants will learn how to teach students positive social skills and responses, and create structures and procedures that help students to understand what is expected and to accept responsibility for their actions.

The workshop will also demonstrate specific strategies that teachers can use to deal with difficult students and to respond to their parents. The workshop can be tailored to meet the needs of preservice, beginning, elementary or secondary teachers.*

*To read more, please click here!

2. Classroom Management—What Works

For: Secondary ED students

Est. Participants: 40

Date:  October 4, 2017

Time: 3:00-4:30 pm

Fee: Free

Sign up here

Description:

Participants will learn how to teach students positive social skills and responses, and create structures and procedures that help students to understand what is expected and to accept responsibility for their actions.

The workshop will also demonstrate specific strategies that teachers can use to deal with difficult students and to respond to their parents. The workshop can be tailored to meet the needs of preservice, beginning, elementary or secondary teachers.*

*To read more, please click here!

September

1. Supporting Positive Behaviour in Alberta Schools

Content: Behaviour issues in schools can interfere with learning, instruction and positive school climate. This workshop, based on current research and best practices, provides participants with information, strategies and tools for systematically teaching, supporting and reinforcing positive behaviour in classrooms.
Presenting organization: ATA
Date: September 13, 2017
Time: 12:00-14:00
Location: TBD
Available spots: 40
Register online here!
 
2. ATA TQS/Alberta Education Certification Presentation
Content: Alberta Teachers’ Association and Alberta Education is giving a great session for you to learn more about how to become a certified teacher, how your salary will be calculated, what TQS (Teaching Quality Standard) you will have to meet etc.
Presenting organizations: ATA and Alberta Ed
Date: September 20, 2017
Time: 3:00-5:20
Location: ECHA L1 190 
Subject: 3rd and 4th year students
Est. Participants: 250
To secure your spot, register online here!
3. Planning your Degree to Get Hired

Date: September 27, 2017 

Time: 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM

Location: ED North 2-115

Subject: All ESA members 

Est. Participants: 100

Register online here!

* Membership can be purchased at the ESA office during office hours or at the door of ED N 2-115 on Sept 27. Membership is $10, only cash is accepted. Thank you! 

ATA TQS&Alberta Education Certification Presentation

Supporting Positive Behaviour in Alberta Schools

 

November

The History and Legacy of Residential Schools

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This workshop examines the history, impacts and legacy of residential schools, including the effects of intergenerational trauma. Educators will be trained on the tools, resources and strategies that contribute to the development of mutually respectful relations between indigenous and non-Indigenous Canadians that is explored in this workshop.

Est. Participants: 40

Date:  November 20, 2017

Time: 10:00-12:00

Location: ED South 255

Fee: Free for ESA members, $10 for non-ESA members

Certificate of Participation: YES!! (great to include it in your teaching portfolio)

Sign up at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-history-and-legacy-of-residential-schools-tickets-39406884051

December

Addressing Learning Disabilities in the Inclusive Classroom

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This foundational workshop provides basic information about mild/moderate learning disabilities (LD). Participants will consider the broad range of students who have been designated LD and engage in activities that stimulate some of the most common conditions (visual, hearing, motor coordination, conceptual and organizational, and social disabilities).

Est. Participants: 40

Date:  December 08, 2017

Time: 11:30am- 1:30pm

Location: ED South 113

Fee: Free for ESA members, $10 for non-ESA members

Certificate of Participation: YES!! (great to include it in your teaching portfolio)