Our Work

In addition to advocating for the professional needs of teachers and representing the profession within various stakeholder groups, your Professional Development Committee facilitates a variety of programs. 

  1. Supporting Teachers New to the Profession: This year we are facilitating a mentorship program and are hosting a beginning teachers’ workshop. Our Local also holds an induction ceremony and financially supports teachers who wish to attend the Beginning Teachers’ Conference in Edmonton.
  2. Leadership: We are continuing our work in teacher leadership and will offer beginning and advanced programs in this area. New this year is a course focusing on leadership in professional development.
  3. Programs to Improve Teacher Practice to Enhance Student Learning: We have developed activities focusing on inquiry, brain-based learning, assessment of and for learning, teacher professional growth planning and implementation, character and citizenship education, and differentiated instruction.