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Professional Development Articles

Using the Science of Learning to Elevate How We Teach and How Students Learn - Free Webinar

Sep 22, 2020 jjamison

Whether you’re teaching online, or in-class, or some combination of the two, it’s never been more important to have a structure in place to facilitate sustainable, on-going engagement and motivation from your students.To support you with this - we’re excited to invite you to a first of its kind webinar taking place next Wednesday, September 30th at 3pm PDT / 6pm EDT.Even if you can’t make it, you should…

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Neufeld Institute - New website to support teachers

Sep 21, 2020 jjamison
Neufeld Institute - New website to support teachers

WEBSITE LAUNCH! IDEA Centre for Educators   We have exciting news! The Neufeld Institute has created a website to support educators! Check out the message below from the IDEA Centre Team.   Hello! We are excited to welcome you to our new educators hub!   Educators everywhere have been asking for support. Many are wanting to bring the developmental paradigm to their…

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October 23rd Professional Development Day

Sep 17, 2020 jjamison

COTA is offering a virtual conference on October 23rd. If you are interested in presenting please complete the online application by October 1st. The theme is Creating a Culture of Inclusion in the School System. https://www.mycota.ca/conferences/apply.html Click here for our conference webpage. Teachers are required to either sign up for the COTA conference or fill out the online self-directed professional…

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Five ways to support online student learning

Sep 15, 2020 jjamison
Five ways to support online student learning

This fall, some elementary and high school students will continue with online learning due to COVID-19. When classrooms went online due to COVID-19, this marked not only a major transformation in kindergarten to Grade 12 education, but a shift in parents’ involvement in their children’s education. Schools communicated primarily online via email and social media (or sometimes the phone) to keep in…

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Connect 2 Learning

Sep 14, 2020 jjamison

We know that when new teachers are supported and mentored into the profession, they are more successful and stay in the profession so much longer! What kind of support are your new teachers receiving in these times? Even though you’re focused on health and safety protocols and procedures, it is also critical we support new teachers to provide the kind of instruction that will engage our learners and…

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