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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 world-class 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.
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.
Helping Your School Stand Out
Montcrest School in Toronto, Ontario is hosting [YELLOW CAR] for a two-day workshop (October 27 & 28) that will be:
- Evidence based
- Rooted in practical experience
- Action plan oriented.
Free resources, templates and access to the [YELLOW CAR} community will also be provided to participants for continued impact. Find out more here.
Accredited OGA Orton-Gillingham Practitioner Training
Orton-Gillingham (OG) is one of the most proven methods for teaching students to read and write. Fraser Academy offers OGA-certified OG Classroom Educator Training for elementary and secondary teachers, as well as Associate Level and Certified Level Instructor Training.
Fall 2022 OG Classroom Educator course starts Oct 24 (online).
Winter 2023 OG Associate Training course starts Jan 14 (online).
Executive Function in the Classroom Series
This series of five sessions (each three hours long) will empower you to guide your students to regulate their behaviour and emotions, reflect on their thinking processes and develop learning strategies that enable them to reach their goals to succeed at school and in life.
Fall 2022 series starts Oct 21 (in-person at Fraser Academy).
Spring 2023 series starts Feb 8 (online).
Executive Function and the Writing Process
With this one-day workshop, you will gain a better understanding of the relationship between writing and the brain. You will learn how to provide students of varying ability levels with meaningful and accessible strategies to complete the writing process.
Fall 2022 workshop: Nov 25 (in-person at Fraser Academy).
Spring 2023 workshop: Apr 24 (in-person at Fraser Academy).
Wellness in the Classroom Series
This series of four sessions (each three hours long) provides interactive practice and templates that support students to develop skills such as self-regulation, resilience and a growth mindset to navigate school and life successfully.
Fall 2022 series starts Nov 7 (online).
Spring 2023 series starts Jan 9 (in-person at Fraser Academy).
Learning Disabilities Association of Canada Conference 2022:
Strategies to Support Students with Learning Disabilities
The Learning Disabilities Association of Canada (LDAC) is hosting a virtual conference on October 21, 2022, entitled
“Learning from Research and Practice: Strategies to Support Students with Learning Disabilities”.
The learning disabilities conference is LDAC’s 2nd annual event gathering the country’s top minds on learning disabilities (LD) and connecting them with teachers and education professionals from across Canada. Last year’s event brought together over 475 educators and other professionals from every corner of Canada. This year is expected to be even better with more content and more experts helping to convert the latest research and strategies into practical means of application in reaching those with learning disabilities.
This year’s conference will include three streams:
- Stream A: Reading, Writing and Math
- Stream B: Supporting Secondary Characteristics
- Stream C: Support for Francophone Issues
Find out more here: https://conference.ldac-acta.ca
Regional PL 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.