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Other Professional Learning Opportunities

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

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

Contact us to post your program with CAIS

CAIS School Conferences & PL Opportunities


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

2024 Highschool Virtual Conference - For Black students attending a Canadian high school: Hosted by Blackleaf Capital, Canada’s leading nationwide student-run nonprofit organization focused on educating Black students on the finance industry through professional development opportunities and practical experience investing in a long-only equities investment fund.

DATE: Monday, May 27th, 2024
TIME: 5:30 pm EST
Register Here

LCS Summer AI InstituteAI is increasingly becoming a part of our daily lives and is expected to transform education. Collaborate with fellow educators to develop effective practices and guidelines, filling the gap left by traditional sources. Together we will explore the transformative power of AI and how to incorporate it for the maximum benefit of student learning.

fJuly 21, 6:00 p.m. to July 23, 4:00 p.m.
Join Facilitator Eric Hudson—Designer | Facilitator | Strategic Advisor
The LCS Summer AI Institute will bring together school teams comprised of 3 or 4 academic leaders, teachers, and administrators who are already committed to working with AI. 

Over two days, participants will have the opportunity to work with facilitator Eric Hudson and colleagues from other leading independent schools to both share their current work with AI and collectively:
  • Construct guidelines and policies;
  • Collaborate with teams and individuals who are doing similar work to help build networks;
  • Explore current experiences, piloted programs, and directions; and
  • Learn from each other.
CAIS Executive Director Anand Mahadevan and CAIS colleagues will be in attendance to share their work on the maturity model.

We are limiting participation to approximately 15 schools and approximately 50 people from across CAIS schools.
 

Register Now

 

Cooperative Learning Institute hosted by Royal St. George's College (RSGC): Join fellow teachers, from independent and public schools across the GTA, for an exciting immersion into the theory and practice of Cooperative Learning. Held in partnership with Cooperative Learning Consultants, this conference will allow participants to explore the research-based strategies of Cooperative Learning, and create equitable learning experiences that support culturally responsive teaching practices. The conference is taking place from August 19-22, 2024 and is available as either a three-day institute or a one-day refresher. To learn more and register, please visit https://bit.ly/3UzvZcR.

Flourish: A Positive Education Conference hosted by Ridley College:  Dive into the science of positive psychology to enhance wellbeing for yourself, your students, and your school community. Explore topics like teacher and student wellbeing, social media impacts, diversity, and resilience. Connect with peers, engage in practical workshops, and network with industry experts. | August 21-23, 2024. Find out more here


Regional PL Opportunities


 

Quebec Association of Independent Schools (QAIS)

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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)

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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

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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.