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 28 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 2022. 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?

All session will be virtual, our hope is to offer some blended sessions with an opportunity to meet face-to-face with the cohort. 

When?

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

November 12 - 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 13 - 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 12

March 5

Final Session from 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.:

April 9 

How much?

The OPC will subsidize Member participation. As such, the cost for Members will be $998 plus HST. 

Non-OPC members can participate in the program provided there are still spaces available after October 1, 2021 at the cost of $1,665 plus HST.

Terms and Conditions

 Refund Policy

A full refund is available if you cancel up to two weeks before the start date, less a $50.00 non-refundable registration fee.

 

A $250.00 refund is available if you cancel one week before the start date.

 

There is no refund for cancellations after the start date.

 

A full refund applies when a session is cancelled due to low enrollment. 

 Interpretation Services Terms and Conditions
 The Ontario Principal’s Council (OPC) is committed to accommodating the individual needs of our Members, in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act and the Ontario Human Rights Code.  Once a candidate has registered and paid the applicable registration fees for a course, the OPC will contract with an interpretation service of its choosing and will cover the fees and expenses related to interpretation services in accordance with its contract arrangements with the interpreter.  The candidate is welcome to provide a list of preferred interpreters for us to consider, but OPC retains the discretion to choose the provider of these services.

As the OPC is required to comply with the cancellation policy specific to each independent interpreter, it will communicate the cancellation policy to the course candidate in writing. A candidate seeking to cancel their participation in an OPC course must comply with the interpreter’s cancellation policy and be respectful of the associated timelines. Candidates will be held responsible for cancellation fees applied as a result of missing timelines for cancellation.

OPC’s standard refund policy will also apply to all cancellations.