Every month OPC will have a different theme based on the needs of our Members with a variety of three professional learning sessions to attend. All sessions are free to Members and Associates. Others will pay a registration fee for each session.

To register, click on the session title that you are interested in and complete the form below the description. 

September

Fostering a Collaborative Culture with Staff and Parents

Collective Efficacy in the Time of COVID-19 - September 23 at 1:00 p.m.

This 1-hour webinar is geared to improve student learning, collective teacher efficacy is the most powerful influence a school leader can foster. At a time when efficacy beliefs may be waning based on challenges posed from COVID-19, it’s important to consider the role of collective efficacy in relation to educator’s capacity to confront and adapt to the consequences of the pandemic. It’s ever so important to capitalize on the sources of efficacy so that we can harness its power and remind educators and that together we have what it takes to overcome challenges. 

Participants will learn about: 

  • the relationship between collective efficacy and a community’s adaptive capacity to deal with challenges;
  • how efficacy beliefs are formed; 
  • how to develop individual and collective efficacy during and after COVID-19.

Registration: Ensure you register through the correct link 

OPC Member or Associate Registration

 

Cost: $10 + HST

Non-OPC Registration

 

Faciliator: Dr. Jenni Donohoo 

Jenni Donohoo is a four-time best-selling author and professional learning facilitator with more than 20 years’ experience in leading school change. She has a PhD in Educational Studies and Supervisory Officer Qualifications. Jenni has taught in elementary, secondary, and post-secondary schools and is the former president of Learning Forward Ontario. She is currently on a contract with the Council of Ontario Directors of Education conducting research and managing projects.  

Directed Discussion: Managing Challenging Interactions with Parents - September 25 at 8:00 a.m.

This one-hour session will be focused around an article from the OPC Register. It is an opportunity to discuss the article with colleagues from across Ontario. Based on information from the article, we will engage in meaningful small-group discussions to share thoughts, practices and challenges related to the topic. A few minutes will be set aside at the the beginning of the session for participants to review the article.

 

Article: Managing Challenging Ineractions with Parents

 

Registration: Ensure you register through the correct link 

OPC Member or Associate Registration

 

Cost: $10 + HST

Non-OPC Registration

October

Special Education with an IEP focus 

The Administrator and the IEP: Effective Practices for IEP Development, Implementation and Monitoring - October 7 at 1:00 p.m.

Exploring effective practices to support school leaders in playing an important role in monitoring a student’s progress related to IEP goals through discussions on following topics:

  • Grounding our work in legislation and policies
  • Planning instruction and assessment when referring to IEPs and
  • Focusing on precision and personalization to strengthen IEPs.

 

Facilitator: Jim Brooks

 

Registration: Ensure you register through the correct link 

OPC Member or Associate Registration

 

Cost: $10 + HST

Non-OPC Registration

Directed Discussion: Fostering Inclusive Schools for Students with Special Education Needs - October 29 at 10:30 a.m.

This one-hour session will be focused around an article from the OPC Register. It is an opportunity to discuss the article with colleagues from across Ontario. Based on information from the article, we will engage in meaningful small-group discussions to share thoughts, practices and challenges related to the topic. A few minutes will be set aside at the the beginning of the session for participants to review the article.

 

Article: Fostering Inclusive Schools for Students with Special Education Needs

 

Registration: Ensure you register through the correct link 

OPC Member or Associate Registration

 

Cost: $10 + HST

Non-OPC Registration