Other Conferences & Resources

CAIS schools are leaders in education. Many of our schools develop programs for educators, and we encourage you to check out these world-class opportunities in our sections below.

Aditionally, from time to time, CAIS promotes Professional Development opportunities led by credible organizations with missions and values that are aligned with CAIS.

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CAIS School Conference & PD Opportunities

CAIS schools are leaders in education. Many schools develop programs for educators, and we encourage you to check out these world-class opportunities.

Canadian Universities' Fair at Appleby College - October 9, 2018

Appleby College will be hosting the Canadian Universities Fair on Tuesday, October 9 from 6:00 to 9:00 in the gym. A short presentation will be followed by a fair for students and families to speak with admissions representatives from universities including: The University of British Columbia and Dalhousie.

Please click here to view the complete listing of visiting schools.

Registration is encouraged. Please click here to RSVP.

November 1-3, 2018

Assessment Summit 2018
Have your team join Helen Pereira-Raso, Head of School at Holy Trinity School (HTS), Sandra Herbst, a global leader in assessment and leadership, and the faculty of HTS as they reveal the ways in which quality assessment principles support organizational change and the ongoing pursuit of excellence - both in your classroom and leadership practice.

Why should your team attend?

  • To extend the collective understanding of assessment as a catalyst for organizational efficacy
  • To uncover models for creating alignment between learning and leading
  • To learn from HTS teachers as they share the ways in which classroom assessment practices have deepened student learning
  • To have time to reflect and plan as a team

Keynote topics:

  • Alignment for Deep System Thinking and Learning
  • Using Feedback to Bridge the Inevitable Implementation Dip
  • Lessons Learned: What Strong Leaders Pay Attention To

Breakout sessions:

Sample topics being presented by HTS staff and students:

  • Assessment and Interdisciplinary Projects
  • Using Visual Continua in the Lower School
  • Single Point Rubrics
  • Co-constructing Criteria in the Classroom
  • Aligning Professional Growth Cycles to Assessment Principles
  • Triangulating Your Evidence through Pedagogical Documentation
  • The Power of Protocols

It is highly recommended to come as a team as the impact of the learning experience will increase when leaders and teachers are learning together.

If you are interested in the implementation of assessment principles, then save these dates:
Thursday, November 1, 2018 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Friday, November 2, 2018 - 9:00am - 3:00 pm
Saturday, November 3, 2018 - 9:00am - 12:00pm

Your financial investment will be $545.00 + HST per attendee.

This includes session materials, Thursday evening reception, Friday and Saturday breakfast, lunch and nutritional breaks.

Beyond the Summit
For those of you who might want to go even deeper, please stay for the afternoon on Saturday, November 3, 2018, from 1:00pm - 4:00pm. We will be offering a framework for you and your team to consider an emerging question of practice that you have related to assessment practice in your school. The afternoon will include opportunities for your team to receive coaching from our summit experts.

The cost for this Saturday afternoon session is $250 + HST per team.

Registration: https://occ.hts.on.ca/hts-assessment-summit
Website: https://www.hts.on.ca/page/support-hts/events/asse...

Sign up to receive emails about the Summit here.

Fraser Academy is pleased to offer the AOGPE Orton-Gillingham Training Course (Associate Level).

Fall 2018 (Every other Fri-Sun in November X 3)

Time: 8:00 to 5:15pm Friday and Saturday; 8:00 to 4:15pm on Sunday

Module 1: November 2, 3, 4

Module 2: November 16, 17, 18

Module 3: November 30, December 1, 2

Application deadline: September 28, 2018.

This 70-hour course is certified by the Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators, the largest OG organization in North America. The training is composed of 3 modules, for a total of 9 sessions.

It consists of high-quality training in structured, multisensory language instruction that goes far beyond the basic level of teaching phonograms.

Participants learn advanced word attack and writing skills as well as comprehension and study strategies for teaching both elementary and secondary school students with dyslexia and other language-related learning disabilities.

This approach also gives participants the opportunity to learn the structure of written English, as well as systematic and multisensory teaching techniques.

Learn more here.

Regional PD Opportunities

Quebec Association of Independent Schools (QAIS)


QAIS promotes collaboration, provides services that further educational leadership and advocates independent English language education in Quebec on behalf of its member schools.

Independent Schools Association of British Columbia (ISABC)


The purposes of the ISABC are to foster and encourage the establishment and operation of independent schools in BC. In a spirit of collaboration, the Association draws more closely together the Heads of School, school administrators, teachers, and students. The schools engage in collaborative professional development as the basis for enhancing teaching and learning in the schools.

Conference of Independent Schools of Ontario


Mission: To advance educational excellence in our member schools.

CIS Ontario is an association of independent schools working together to support member schools in their missions to prepare students for the 21st Century.