Who?

This series of professional learning opportunities is offered to principals and vice-principals who are interested in utilizing Inclusive Design as a process to support school improvement practices. There will be a maximum of 25 participants for this initial cohort of the program. 

What?

Through a series of professional learning opportunities participants in this program will work toward the following goals:

  • Become familiar with Inclusive Design

  • Build critical thinking and pedagogy necessary as the underpinnings for Inclusive Design Work

  • Utilize Inclusive Design as a process to support School Improvement practices and challenge and change achievement and well-being disparities

  • Develop a reflective community of practice to do ongoing Inclusive Design work in their schools

  • Receive ongoing peer support for colleagues as they implement inclusive design in schools

Participants will initially participate in a one and a half-day training session with jeewan chanicka and Dr. Camille Logan. Following this initial training, additional learning sessions will take place every four to six weeks through June 2021. During these half-day sessions, participants will come together to:

  • read/learn to inform practice

  • engage in practice utilizing all 6 threads and

  • engage in measurement & reflective practice to inform next steps.

Where?

Given the current pandemic crisis all sessions will be virtual. It is our hope that by the end of the school year, we are able to bring the group together for a face-to-face meeting or a blended session. 

When?

Initial Training sessions with jeewan chanicka and Dr. Camille Logan:

November 27 - Half day training

Time: 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Goal: Become familiar with Inclusive Design

Breakdown: 

Why Inclusive Design?

Human Rights considerations?

November 28 - Full day training  

Time: 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Goal: Build critical thinking and pedagogy necessary as the underpinnings for Inclusive Design Work

Breakdown: 

What is critical consciousness?

How does it relate to school improvement?

Anti-Indigenous racism

Anti-Black racism

Subsequent half-day sessions once a month from 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.:

January 15

February 5 

March 4 

April 15 

May 20 

How much?

The OPC will subsidize Member participation. As such, the cost for Members will be $988 plus HST. 

Non-OPC members can participate in the program provided there are still spaces available after November 10, 2020 at the cost of $1,612 plus HST.


Becoming an Associate of OPC

If you are interested in taking part in multiple OPC Professional Learning opportunities, you can become an Associate and receive many of the same resources and discounts as OPC Members.