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Professional Development Articles

BCTF Professional Development Days

Feb 14, 2020 jjamison

At various times during the year, school is in session for teachers but not for students. These days are devoted to teacher professional development, or Pro-D.   The scheduling of Pro-D days does not mean a loss of instructional time for students, as these days were added to the school calendar.  The inclusion of Pro-D days in the school calendar increased the number of days of work for teachers with…

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COTA Conferences

Feb 14, 2020 jjamison

COTA runs three conferences a year. One during the last week in August for three days. This will usually be on the Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday of the last week in August. The next conference runs on the same day as the Provincial PSA Day. That for the purpose of a province-wide PSA day, the BCTF supports the third Friday in October as the day on which all districts hold a professional day, except…

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Self-Directed Professional Development Guidelines

Feb 14, 2020 jjamison

SELF-DIRECTED PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT PLAN (PDP): Planning Document Guidelines   The Self Directed Pro-D Activity planning initiative “recognizes that teachers' Professional Development requirements are diverse and that individuals or small groups of teachers can use their time wisely to meet their own needs.  Professional Developmentis a teacher directed initiative intended to improve the quality…

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Teachers Learning Code Workshop - Scratch for Educators (Free)

Feb 04, 2020 jjamison

Hello Educators,  Canada Learning Code's Code Mobile program is off to a great start for 2020! Thank you for all of your support of our programs and for taking the steps to bring digital skills to your learners!   We are excited to announce....   Teachers Learning Code Workshop - Scratch for Educators Wednesday, March. 4  Okanagan Regional Library, Rutland Branch  4 - 6 p.m.    Students can…

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