PD Station

Professional Development is one of the pillars of the Nanaimo District Teachers' Association.

We strive to support all members in their ongoing learning and professional growth. Being a teacher is being a learner. It is inquiring, trying, failing, reflecting, and most of all sharing our experiences, our successes and our challenges. Together we can make our community a rich and exciting place for all.

Upcoming Pro D Opportunities

Upcoming Pro D Opportunities

Pro D Opportunities are organized by date of occurrence - scroll down to view all posted opportunities.

Learning with Syeyutsus - Speaker Series

Dates: Multiple dates throughout 2020-2021

Location: Online

Cost: Free

For more information and to register, click here

Daily 5 Workshops

Dates: December 5-18, 2020

Location: Online

Cost: $265

For more information and to register, click here

Teaching the Important Ideas About Number Sense and Data Exploration(K-2)

Date: December 8, 2020

Location: Online

Cost: $275

For more information and to register, click here

Core French Support Sharing Session

Date: December 9, 2020

Location: Online

Cost: free

Meetings will continue throughout the year. Intended Upcoming Topics (subject to change):

January 13th 2021

Topic: Animals

Event: Valentine’s Day / International Mother Language Day / Lunar New Year

Grammar: (un/une/des)

First Peoples Ways Of Knowing: Animals important to First Nation Peoples

February 10th 2021

Topic: Activities (singing, dancing, playing, eating, liking/loving)

Event: Carnaval/La Cabane à Sucre

Grammar: ER verbs

FPWOK: History of Metis jigs

March 10th 2021

Topic: Seasons

Event: Easter/April Fool’s Day

Grammar: prepositions

FPWOK: Telling time by seasons

April 14th 2021

Topic: Food

Event: Eid

Grammar: negatives (ne/pas)

FPWOK: Powwows

May 12th 2021

Topic: Orange Shirt Day/Indigenous Peoples

Event: Summer

Grammar: pronouns

FPWOK: Orange Shirt Day/Chinook Jargon

CoreFrenchSupportDec.pdf

Teaching Important Ideas About Number Sense and Data Exploration (Grades 3-5)

Date: January 6, 2021

Location: Online

Cost: $275

For more information and to register, click here

BCTF New Teachers' Conference

Date: February 26, 2021

Location: Online

Cost: $25

For more information and to register, click here

Science World - Tech-Up

Science World Teacher Pro D Workshops

Dates: Multiple dates from September 30th-October 28th.

Location: Online

Cost: Free

For more information and to register, click here

POPEY - Literacy Workshops

Dates: Multiple dates from October 15-December 2, 2020 (after school)

Location: Online

Cost: Free

For more information and to register, click here

Popey Fall Free Online.pdf

Reclaiming our Students - Professional Development Series

Dates: Tuesdays starting Septmeber 22-December, 2020

Location: Online

Cost: $180 + tax for the series, $20 + tax for individual sessions

For more information and to register, click here

Body Mechanics for Kids - Teacher Workshops

Gateway to Physical Literacy

Dates: new sessions start September, November, February and April

Location: Online

Cost: $99

For more information and to register, click here

Focused Education Resources

(Formerly BCERAC)

Focused Education Resources holds regular webinars on the BC Digital Classroom collection. If you are unable to attend at the scheduled time, events have been archived for viewing at a later date.

Dates: Multiple

Cost: Free

For more information and to register, click here

Teach Mental Health Literacy

Mental health literacy is the foundation for mental health promotion, prevention and care and can be developed through classroom based curriculum implementation that has been scientifically shown to improve mental health related outcomes for students and also for their teachers. A Canadian-developed, nationally and internationally-researched resource, the Mental Health Curriculum Guide (The Guide) – previously available only through face-to-face delivery– is now available online.

In this course, educators will learn how to apply this classroom-ready, web-based, modular mental health curriculum resource as well as develop their own mental health literacy. Educators can then use this resource designed to be delivered to regular classroom to successfully address mental health related curriculum outcomes designed to be delivered by usual classroom teachers to students aged 12 to 19.

Date: Self-paced, begin at any time.

Cost: Free for the course, $50 + gst for optional completion certificate

For more information and to register click here

Learn Mental Health Literacy

Building Your Mental Health Literacy

National surveys report that about 70% of Canadian teachers identify a need for more knowledge about mental health and mental illness, yet most Faculties of Education do not have a comprehensive mental health literacy curriculum resource.

This online, self-paced resource addresses that gap. Pre-service and current teachers can take this 7-module course in its entirety or simply the modules they are most interested in. Faculties of Education are welcome to use these resources to support their course and/or discussions on mental health in the same way.

The 7 Modules:

  • Module 1: Introduction & Background

  • Module 2: Stigma & Mental Health

  • Module 3: Human Brain Development

  • Module 4: Understanding Mental Health, Mental Illness & Related Issues in Young People

  • Module 5: What is Treatment?

  • Module 6: Seeking Help & Providing Support

  • Module 7: Caring for Students & Ourselves

Date: Ongoing, register any time

Cost: Free for the course, $50 + gst for optional completion certificate

For more information and to register, click here

EdTech Online

Dates: Work at your own pace

Location: Online

Cost: Free access to online course bundle until June 30, 2020

For more information and to register, click here

EDWeb - Online webinars

edWeb.net is a free professional learning network that makes it possible for innovative educators to share their best ideas and practices with each other – anytime, anywhere.

The edWeb community includes teachers, librarians, and administrators who are passionate and generous in sharing the most innovative and effective ideas that can improve their own practice, but more importantly, student learning and preparation for college, career and life.

Click here to access

Science World Pro D events and workshops

Science World offers many different free workshops that can be attended or booked as a PD event throughout the year.

For more information on what is available in 2019-2020 or to book a workshop, click here

UBC Summer Institute

Multiple non-credit summer Pro D events

Costs vary

For more information, click here

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Engage with Indigenous knowledge keepers, educational leaders, and resources to enhance your understanding and knowledge of practices that advance reconciliation in the places where you live, learn, and work.

Registration: ongoing, next course begins October 15, 2019

Cost: Free for the course, $50 for optional completion certificate

For more information and to register, click here

Guided Imagery in the Classroom: Theory, Benefits and Practical Application - Online Course

This work at your own pace, on-line course was designed for educators to introduce the positive impact of guided imagery, and share practical application strategies for the school setting. Educators and school staff will learn how to help students move to a state of calm and focus, build self-esteem and self-worth, practice emotional self-regulation and care, and develop a positive and grateful outlook on life.

Dates: Enroll anytime, work at your own pace

Cost: Free

For more information and to register, click here