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.

Contact us to post your program with CAIS

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.

Intergrative Thinking Bootcamp

Pickering College is partnering with Integrative Thinking, Rotman School of Management to offer a 2 Day Integrative Thinking Bootcamp and offering on-going mentoring over the year.

Session dates: August 22 & 23, 2018
$595 early bird rate - until June 30 ($649 after June 30)

For groups of five or more, please contact us for team rates.

Fee includes light breakfast, lunch, workshop materials, an I-Think notebook and a copy of Creating Great Choices by Jennifer Riel and Roger Martin.

The registration page is : www.pickeringcollege.on.ca/iThink
A coupon code will be provided for teams which will give them a $75 discount. FYI the team code is: 75off

PBL Canada Institute

August 20 - 22, 2018

Hillfield Strathallan College (HSC), an independent day school for students from Pre-K to Grade 12, is excited to be hosting the second annual PBL Canada Institute this August (20-22). HSC is located in beautiful Hamilton, Ontario, located halfway between Niagara Falls and Toronto.

The following three day workshops will be offered.

  • PBL 101
  • For PBL 201, select from two strands: Building a Learner-Centred Classroom OR Improving the Quality of Student Work
  • PBL Coaching Academy (for Administrators and Instructional Coaches)

In addition, we are gathering a list of participants interested in the PBL Leadership workshop (for leaders who are either seasoned or new to PBL). If there is sufficient interest, this session will also be offered.

Register now or contact Carrie Annable with questions.


Canadian Universities' Fair at St. Andrew's College - Oct 3, 2018

St. Andrew’s College (SAC) will host its 11th Annual Canadian Universities' Fair for students in York Region on Wednesday, October 3 from 4:30-9:00 p.m.

Last year more than 900 students gathered information from over 45 universities. We would like to continue this success. Please share this event information with students and parents you think would be interested in learning more about various Canadian universities.

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.

Register 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.