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Weekday workshop: 9:00 am -3:30 pm;
Evening workshops (pm):
5:30-9:30 pm;
Saturday workshops:
9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Workshop Fees: Member $145 Non-Member $175
(unless otherwise noted)

Workshops by Category:
Building Leadership Capacity
Enhancing Pedagogy
Creating Inclusive Classrooms & Schools

Workshops by Date:
October:

5, 6
The Role of the Resource Teacher: Supporting Teachers and Students in Diverse Classrooms

Providing an overview of the role the resource teacher in supporting effective programming for all students. Topics: effective case management, collaboration strategies, co-teaching models, and the development of classroom and school profiles.  School teams including resource teachers, principals, and teachers are strongly encouraged to register.
Facilitators: Barb Melnychuk, Val Noseworthy
Location: McMaster House
Certification: Special Education

21 (pm), 22
FAB 5: Beginning Teachers’ Conference
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Supporting teachers in their first five years with a variety of practical workshops designed to develop day-to-day classroom practices. Topics: classroom management; assessment and reporting; parent partnerships; classroom culture; working with EA`s; student engagement; teacher wellness, using technology; inclusive practices; and social media.
Facilitator: Various
Location: Victoria Inn
Fee: $35

22 (pm), 23
Supervision of Staff: A Toolbox for Principals

Developing knowledge and skills for the supervision of staff. Topics: normative and formative supervision; legislative responsibilities; tools for talking; strategies for difficult dialogue; differentiated approaches to supervision, and progressive discipline.
Facilitators: Dr. Danielle Fullan Kolton, Andrew Peters
Location: COSL Fall Conference, Tyndall Park School
Certification: Administrator Level 1 & 2

22 (pm), 23
Supervision du personnel : boîte à outils pour les directions d’école
Développer les connaissances et les compétences des directrices et directeurs par rapport à la supervision du personnel d’école.  Sujets abordés : la supervision normative et formative; les responsabilités législatives; outils pour communiquer; stratégies pour avoir des conversations difficiles; stratégies différenciées à la supervision et la discipline progressive.
Facilitators: Dan Turner
Location: COSL Fall Conference, Tyndall Park School
Certification: Administrator Level 1 & 2

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November:

9, 10
Differentiating Mathematics

Exploring the practices and strategies that support differentiation in the mathematics classroom.  Topics: analyzing content, process and products and examining approaches to help address the wide range of learners in the classroom.  Day 1: Early Years ( Grades 1-3) Day 2:  Middle Years (Grades 4-6)
Facilitators: Sherry Perih, Field practitioners
Location: McMaster House

12, 13
Crucial Conversations®

Enhancing teacher and leader abilities to skillfully and respectfully get results and strengthen relationships when stakes are high, emotions are strong, and opinions are opposing.  Topics: identifying and preparing for crucial conversations; learning how to stay focused in the conversation; speaking frankly; managing emotions and stress to promote healthy dialogue; using a framework to communicate issues and minimize defensiveness; creating mutual purpose to resolve conflicts; using communication skills to keep people in dialogue; and moving from talking to action. Additional Materials Fee of $100
Facilitators
: Dr. Danielle Fullan Kolton, Sarah Gazan
Location: McMaster House
Certification: Administrator Level 1 & 2, Special Education, Counseling

17 (& Feb. 16)
Catalysts for Change

Developing the skills of teacher leaders and aspiring and early service school leaders to initiate, facilitate and navigate change in educational contexts. Topics: change theory, case studies, managing conflict, team building, visioning, action research, change frameworks, shared leadership and change agency. Prerequisite for Day 2 is Day 1.
Facilitators: Dr. Cathryn Smith
Location: McMaster House
Certification: Administrator Level 1 & 2, Special Education, Counseling

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December:

3, 4
Leading Groups: Effective Strategies for Building Community

Learning to be a mindful leader and knowing how to structure authentic and productive collaboration. Topics: designing group work; energizing groups; supporting information processing; developing collaborative groups; honing verbal and non-verbal skills; and dealing with difficult topics and groups.
Facilitators: Bruce Wellman
Location: McMaster House
Certification: Administrator Level 1 & 2, Special Education, Counseling

7, 8
Teaching to Diversity: UDL and Implementation for Aboriginal Education

Overviewing the Three Block Model of UDL, with direct connections to strategies teachers can use to include Aboriginal content, culture, and instructional practices that will benefit Aboriginal and Non-Aboriginal students alike. Topics: strength-based and multiple intelligences; building a sense of community; and Aboriginal pedagogy.
Facilitators: Dr. Jennifer Katz
Location: McMaster House
Certification: Administrator Level 1 & 2, Special Education, Counseling

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January:

18, 19 & April 18, 19 (March 28, 29 for cooperating teachers and teacher candidates)
Mental Health First Aid for Adults who Interact with Youth

Helping education professionals provide initial support to someone who may be developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health issue.  Topics: developing sensitivity to the unique aspects of mental health issues and concerns in young people; identification of mental health problems; and appropriate mental health first aid intervention strategies.
Facilitators: Deb Radi
Location: McMaster House (Hanover School Division Office on April 18, 19)
Certification: Administrator Level 1 & 2, Special Education, Counseling

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February:

5 (pm), 6
Teacher Evaluation: From Paperwork to Peoplework

Enhancing knowledge and skills of active and aspiring principals for the evaluation of teachers. Topics: legislative responsibilities; divisional policy and protocols; documentation of professional behaviours in formative notes; guidelines for summative reports; and effective plans of assistance. Prerequisite: Supervision of Staff or Supervision & Evaluation Part I.
Facilitators: Dr. Danielle Fullan Kolton, Linda Thorlakson
Location: McMaster House
Certification: Administrator Level 1 & 2, Special Education, Counseling

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March:

4 (pm), 5
Dilemmas of Practice: Frameworks for Leaders to Interpret and Respond

Helping school leaders to respond to complex dilemmas of practice. Topics: interpreting and reacting to dilemmas; political and ethical filters; types of dilemmas; the C.O.P.E. approach (Clarify, Options, Plan, Evaluate); dilemma scenarios; and strategies for reflective practice and self-care.
Facilitators: Dr. Danielle Fullan Kolton, Alysha Sloane
Location: McMaster House
Certification: Administrator Level 1 & 2, Special Education, Counseling

14, 15
UDL: Literacy & Numeracy in the UDL Classroom

Focusing on writing and mathematical instruction for diverse learners. Topics: developing goals to help diverse learners to think deeply about literature, multi-media text, and mathematical concepts; frameworks for differentiating the instruction and assessment of mathematical and literacy concepts and skills; and using models to interpret how students communicate their feelings, thoughts, solutions, beliefs and values.
Facilitators: Dr. Jennifer Katz
Location: McMaster House
Certification: Administrator Level 1 & 2, Special Education, Counseling

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April:

7, 8
Who are those students anyways? Teaching with an Equity and Human Rights Lens

Helping educators develop skills for teaching in an increasingly diverse classrooms. Topics: Developing awareness about human rights and equity issues in the schools; understanding the challenges faced by students from different backgrounds (religious, cultural, sexual orientation, life experience); learning classroom and school wide strategies for working with students and their parents.
Facilitators: Brahim Ould Baba, Sarah Gazan
Location: McMaster House
Certification: Administrator Level 1 & 2, Special Education, Counseling

18, 19
So You Think You Can Lead? Lessons for Aspiring and Beginning School Leaders

Introducing aspiring or early-service principals/vice principals to the basics of school leadership. Topics: roles and responsibilities of the principal; strategies for effective communication; collaborative team building principles; relevant legislation, regulations, and policies; and strategies for time management.
Facilitators: Dr. Danielle Fullan Kolton
Location: McMaster House
Certification: Administrator Level 1 & 2

18, 19
Vous pensez pourvoir diriger? Leçons pour les nouvelles dirigeantes et nouveaux dirigeants, et pour celles et ceux qui désirent le devenir

Introduction pour les nouvelles dirigeantes et nouveaux dirigeants, et celles et ceux qui désirent le devenir, aux concepts de base de la direction d’école.  Sujets abordés : rôles et responsabilités des directrices et des directeurs d’école; stratégies pour la communication efficace; principes collaboratifs de formation d’équipes; législation, règlements et politiques pertinents; stratégies à l’égard de la gestion du temps.
Facilitators: Dan Turner
Location: McMaster House
Certification: Administrator Level 1 & 2

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MTS workshops, 2015-2016

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