January 2011

2011 is here! What better way to start the new year than to check out professional learning possibilities in our  Staff Development Calendar .  Plans are also underway for our February District Day.  What are your plans for the day?

  • January 12 (Wed) – 4 part series: Words Their Way. This series is full.
  • January 13 and January 25  (3:30-5:00):  New Blog Series Part 2 and Part 3.  Continuation of the series.  (If you didn’t register for part 1 and have a blog already, check out the details. It may be what you’re looking to take your blog to the next level.)
  • January 20 (Thurs – 3:30-5:00): Kurzweil 3000 Part 3-Writing.  This is part 3 of the series and will focus on using the software to support writing.  (*Please note that secondary provincial exams allow the use of Kurzweil as an adaptation/accommodation.)
  • January 27 (Thurs – 3:30-5:00):  Literature Circle Learning Series.  This 4-part series engages participants in the use of literature circles as a way to develop critical thinking and reflection.  (*Please check to make sure you can attend all sessions.)

Sneak Peek at February:

  • Reading/Writing with Kurzweil Series – Alternate Educators Group
  • Stop Motion Animation – 3 part series
  • Digital Writing/Digital Teaching – 4 part series
  • District Day



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