From time to time, CAIS promotes PD opportunities led by credible organizations with missions and values that are aligned with CAIS.
Please check back periodically to see what's new!
If you would like to post your program with us, please contact the office at 905-684-5658.
Register online by June 15.
Cultivating a Culture of Inquiry: Practices to Sustain the Spirit of Investigation in Early Learning and Child Care Settings
During the Cultivating a Culture of Inquiry discussion, Ann Pelo, an internationally known teacher, educator, program consultant and author, will share her thought on developing pedagogical practices that support educators to be researchers and that give rise to inquiry-based curriculum grounded in children's investigations.
Continuing Ed Summer AQ Course 2013
This year's 2013 UOIT Summer AQ course runs from July 2-26 and is fully online. This course is excellent opportunity for professional development for your teachers, as it deals with both blended and fully online courses and integrating technology into the curriculum.
Teachers do not need to be OCT qualified to take the course, but those who are receive the AQ qualification on their OCT transcript.
Canadian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society (CMOS)
The Canadian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society (CMOS) is inviting applications from Canadian teachers (K-12) to attend weather and oceanography education workshops in July 2013. Since 1994, CMOS has selected Canadian teachers to participate in these workshops, which are organized by the American Meteorological Society. Specifically designed for teachers, these two-week workshops use current science, real-world techniques, and expert instructors; teachers are provided with a wealth of classroom-ready ideas and plans.
The Maury Project is a physical oceanography workshop held at the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland from July 7 to 19, 2013 This workshop is sponsored by the AMS, NOAA and the US Naval Academy. The deadline for applications for the Maury Project is March 8, 2013.
Expenses while on the workshops are covered by AMS/NOAA, CMOS and either the Royal Canadian Geographic Society (RCGS) or the Canadian National Committee/Scientific Committee on Oceanic Research
(CNC/SCOR). In addition, travel subsidies for Canadian participants are also provided by CMOS and either RCGS or CNC/SCOR.
One teacher per workshop will be selected by CMOS. For more information on the workshops, including previous participants' reports, subsidies details, and the application forms, see these forms on Project Atmosphere and Project Maury. For more details please email Sheila Bourque.
Colleges Ontario-Mental Health Conference
Please review this great report from the 2012 Focus on Mental Health conference.
Recognize Canada's Outstanding Educators with the Gift of Thanks
Celebrating graduation season this June, and as part of their ongoing efforts to make Canada a "Graduation Nation," Pathways To Education has launched "Give the Gift of Graduation" to recognize the outstanding contributions of educators and mentors who help students graduate from high school and realize their full potential. Current high school students, recent alumni and all Canadians are invited to visit the Pathways Give the Gift of Graduation Wall on Facebook and post a short story, video clip or photograph to say thank you to a special teacher, mentor or coach who made a difference in their life.
International PD Opportunities
International Conference of the Middle Yeras of Schooling Association (May 23-25, 2013)
The Middle Years of Schooling Association (MYSA) is an Australia-wide organisation dedicated exclusively to the education, development and growth of young adolescents as identified in the Melbourne Declaration on Educational Goals for Young Australians
You can read more about the registration here.
11th World Convention of the International Confederation of Principals
July 1-4, 2013 Cairns, Australia
The theme of the Convention is “Inspiring Global Leadership”.
The program will cover important aspects of leadership that embrace global concerns. It is expected that an international audience of 1500 leaders in education will attend, including elementary, secondary, Catholic and independent school principals.
Harvard Independent School Institute
Summit on Environmental Sustainability in Independent Schools
June 25 - 28, 2013
The Hotchkiss School in Lakeville, Connecticut
Save the date for the Summit on Environmental Sustainability, offered by NAIS and The Hotchkiss School. The summit is designed specifically for experienced sustainability professionals at NAIS member schools. You will:
- experience an outstanding educational program that blends presentations, discussion, and experiential learning opportunities;
- share ideas and network with colleagues from the independent school community; and
- help generate new ideas and solidify the priorities for advancing environmental sustainability in independent schools
Registration for the summit will open on January 21 on the NAIS website
, where you can also see the draft program. The registration fee is $575 includes meals, break refreshments, a reception, field trip transportation, and dormitory housing at the Hotchkiss School.
If you have any questions at all, contact Jefferson Burnett at firstname.lastname@example.org