Professional Learning for Ontario Educators

Updated: January 18, 2023

OECM, in collaboration with Dell Technologies and Advanced Learning Partnerships (ALP), is pleased to, once again, offer exclusive access to a portfolio of free, high-quality Professional Learning (PL) experiences. These virtual sessions have been specially curated and designed for Ontario’s K-12 and post-secondary educators (i.e. faculty members, principals, teachers, coaches, classroom educators, etc.)

Building on the success of the 2022 program, the Dell Technologies and ALP team have designed a new 2023 curriculum, consisting of 10 high-impact, engaging and practical virtual professional learning sessions, covering areas of learning that reflect the priority of Ontario educators and align with provincial and district outcomes. They are available exclusively to School Board, College and University educators only.

This program is offered by OECM through our End-User Computing Devices and Services agreement with Platinum Supplier Partner, Dell Technologies.

Schedule of Events

The following Professional Learning sessions are free to attend and have been tailored to support your and other Ontario K-12 or post-secondary educators’ specific teaching and learning goals. All sessions are facilitated by accomplished education leaders and organized into three areas of focus: Coding, Truth and Reconciliation, and Well-Being. 

Each webinar features experts and resources to support educators in their own journeys. Webinars will be recorded and posted, along with associated resources, to support just-in-time learning. To view recordings (where available) of previously held webinars and workshop sessions, please visit the Professional Learning Program Archive.

Registration is easy! Click the Zoom meeting links below for course details and to register!

Should you require technical assistance or if you are having trouble accessing a particular session, please contact Dean Shareski, Advanced Learning Partnerships, at dean@advancedpartnerships.com.


Vérité et réconciliation | Curiosité naturelle: L’importance du point de vue autochtone dans l’enquête dans l’environnment de l’enfant
February 6, 2023 | 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm (EST)
Presenter(s):
• Chantal Larivière, EAO, accompagnatrice et facilitatrice l’école de la nature et de la forêt.
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Well-Being | Leadership Strategies for Addressing Educator Burnout beyond Prescribing Self-Care
February 15, 2023 | 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm (EST)
Presenter(s):
Dr. Katy Fodchuk is the Executive Director, Organizational Development at Advanced Learning Partnerships.
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Coding | Coding micro:bit Sensors for Beginners
February 21, 2023 | 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm (EST)
Presenter(s):
• Lisa Anne Floyd is a PhD Candidate at Western University, focusing on K-12 Teacher Education related to Computational Thinking, Coding, and Mathematics Education.
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Coding | Beyond the Basics with micro:bit – Exploring V2 Sensors and the Data Logger
February 22, 2023 | 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm (EST)
Presenter(s):
• Lisa Anne Floyd is a PhD Candidate at Western University, focusing on K-12 Teacher Education related to Computational Thinking, Coding, and Mathematics Education.
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Truth and Reconciliation Literature in Action: How Books that Centre Indigenous Voices Can Enact Change in the Classroom and Beyond
February 23, 2023 | 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm (EST)
Presenter(s):
Join the following three educators from the Laboratory School at the Dr. Eric Jackson Institute of Child Study, as they share how literature that centres Indigenous voices can enact change in the classroom and beyond.
• Norah L’Esperance (OCT) – Early Years Educator
• Ben Peebles (OCT) – Junior Grades Educator
• Krista Spence (OCT) – Teacher Librarian
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Coding | Beyond the Basics with micro:bit (V1 or V2) – Collecting Data from a Remote micro:bit
February 28, 2023 | 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm (EST)
Presenter(s):
• Lisa Anne Floyd is a PhD Candidate at Western University, focusing on K-12 Teacher Education related to Computational Thinking, Coding, and Mathematics Education.
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Well-Being | Reducing Burnout in your School and District: Practical Strategies for Education Leaders
March 1, 2023 | 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm (EST)
Presenter(s):
Dr. Katy Fodchuk is the Executive Director, Organizational Development at Advanced Learning Partnerships.
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Truth and Reconciliation | Moving Beyond Land Acknowledgments: Upholding Responsibilities to Truth and Reconciliation without Appropriation
March 6, 2023 | 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm (EST)
Presenter(s):
Jade Harvey-Berrill is the Outreach Manager and Environmental Educator at The Outdoor Learning Store.
• Haley Higdon is the Program Director of Natural Curiosity at the Dr. Eric Jackman Institute of Child Study Laboratory School, University of Toronto.
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Coding | Building an Awareness of Emerging Technologies in Grades 6-8
March 7, 2023 | 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm (EST)
Presenter(s):
• Lisa Anne Floyd is a PhD Candidate at Western University, focusing on K-12 Teacher Education related to Computational Thinking, Coding, and Mathematics Education.
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Coding | Scratch and Mathematics – Grades 4-8
March 8, 2023 | 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm (EST)
Presenter(s):
• Lisa Anne Floyd is a PhD Candidate at Western University, focusing on K-12 Teacher Education related to Computational Thinking, Coding, and Mathematics Education.
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**Special note: While all educators are welcome to participate in these courses, registration for each session will be capped at 50 with priority given to Ontario-based educators. You may still register for these courses if you are located outside of Ontario; however, please be aware of this potential limitation. The program administrator, Dean Shareski, from Advanced Learning Partnerships, will contact you directly if you cannot be accommodated for the course.

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