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Professional Development Articles

COTA Teacher Professional Development - Contract, Self-directed PD, Professional Growth Plans, History

Dec 11, 2018 jjamison

Hello Teachers, We have had a large number of  teachers hired over the last few years. Many are new teachers while others come with experience from other districts and provinces. Professional development is unique in each district. Local contracts and past practices dictate how professional development is carried out. In School District #23, we operate under our collective agreement Section F Professional…

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Digital Classroom

Dec 04, 2018 jjamison
Digital Classroom

Grades 6–8 Digital Citizenship Lessons Coming Soon! Our updated and new lessons for grades 6–8 launch January 14. Don't miss them   NEW Digital Citizenship Discussion Guide for the Movie Eighth Grade Start a conversation about social media and identity with this relatable film. Read more   Tools…

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The Conversation

Dec 04, 2018 jjamison

Understanding climate change deniers Do you have a climate change denier among your friends or family? If so, Chui-Ling Tam of the University of Calgary has a thought-provoking piece today in The Conversation Canada about how branding them as such isn’t very helpful. She writes: “Labelling someone who is confused about climate change as a denier does not advance us to a world of collective…

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A Brief History of the Future of Education

Dec 04, 2018 jjamison
A Brief History of the Future of Education

Led by Ryan Schaaf FETC's Discussions on EdTech with Leading Educators Please Register Below Date: Wednesday, December 19 Time: 8:00PM Eastern/5:00PM Pacific Time Ryan Schaaf travels into the future to look back on the factors that changed education to support individuals and society. Want to know how to prepare yourself and your students for the future? With…

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What do you do when students...don't get it? Free Webinar

Dec 04, 2018 jjamison
What do you do when students...don't get it? Free Webinar

Led by Jeffrey Bradbury and Nicholas Amaral FETC's Discussions on EdTech with Leading Educators Please Register Below Date: Thursday, December 13 Time: 8:00PM Eastern/5:00PM Pacific Time Have you ever been in the position of leading your class through a topic only to have a student simply … not get it?? What do you do? How do you handle that student? How do you…

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