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Professional Learning for Ontario Educators

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Updated: November 9, 2021

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

This series of engaging and practical virtual professional learning sessions began on August 30, 2021 and are now extended to February 2022. They are available exclusively to School Board, College and University educators only. This inaugural 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 in three pathways: Social and Emotional Learning, Equity and Inclusion, and Achieving Excellence. These sessions are designed to support you as you reflect on and prepare to address the complex, unique challenges brought about by COVID-19 and our rapidly evolving society, workforce, and democracy.

Note: The Schedule of Events has been updated as of November 9, 2021, and currently includes sessions up to December 8, 2021. The schedule will be updated as new sessions and dates are added to the program over the next few months, leading up to February 2022. Check back soon for more opportunities!

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

To view recordings (where available) of previously-held webinars and workshop sessions, please visit the Professional Learning Program Archive.

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.


Achieving Excellence | Developing Cross-Curricular and Culturally Responsive Approaches to Coding in the New Math Curriculum**

November 1, 2021 | 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm (EST)
November 8, 2021 | 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm (EST)
November 15, 2021 | 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm (EST)
(3 sessions)
Presenter(s):
Brenda Sherry is a consultant with Advanced Learning Partnerships.
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Equity and Inclusion | Growing Your Anti-Racist, Anti-Colonial Practice
November 2, 2021 | 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm (EST)
November 9, 2021 | 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm (EST)
(2 sessions)
Presenter(s):
• Colinda Clyne is the Curriculum Leader for First Nations, Métis and Inuit Education for Upper Grand District School Board. She is the host of the podcast Anti-Racist Educator Reads.
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Equity and Inclusion | Growing Your Anti-Racist, Anti-Colonial Practice (this session is for Indigenous, Black, and racialized educators only)
November 16, 2021 | 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm (EST)
Presenter(s):
• Colinda Clyne is the Curriculum Leader for First Nations, Métis and Inuit Education for Upper Grand District School Board. She is the host of the podcast Anti-Racist Educator Reads.
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Social and Emotional Learning | Rest, Learn, Play
November 23, 2021 | 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm (EST)
Presenter(s):
Dean Shareski is a consultant with Advanced Learning Partnerships.
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Equity and Inclusion | Natural Curiosity: The Importance of Indigenous Perspectives in Children's Environmental Inquiry
November 30, 2021 | 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm (EST)
December 7, 2021 | 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm (EST)
(2 sessions)
Presenter(s):
• 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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**Special note: While all educators are welcome to participate in these multi-session courses, registration 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. It is recommended that participants attend all three sessions to gain maximum benefit from these courses.