Every month, we 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. 

February  

Topic: Parent Engagement 

Article Discussion: Challenging Interactions with Parents - February 24 at 1:30 p.m.

Article discussions are designed as a directed dsicussion based off of a relevant article on the topic of interest. 

 

Article: Challenging Interactions with Parents 

 

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March

Topic: Instructional Leadership

Take part in a three part series of webinar offerings digging deeper on Instructional Leadership with presenter Usha James from the Thinking Consortium. 

Leading Staff Learning in a Virtual Environment - March 4 at 4:00 p.m.
Description:

In the current context, administrators everywhere are faced with the challenge of deciding what to do about professional learning in their schools. Should we forge ahead? Should we pause all PD? Whether or not we provide formal learning opportunities, teachers brains are always learning something. What does it mean to be an instructional leader during the pandemic? In this session we will explore the various avenues to effectively and thoughtfully support staff learning while centring well-being and student needs.

Creating Thinking Schools - March 11 at 4:00 p.m.

Description:

The current context has shone a spotlight on how important it is for all staff to be confident and competent in making difficult decisions and grappling with tough challenges. The last thing an administrator wants to hear is “just tell me what to do!” How might you create your vision of a school where every educator is a reflective practitioner, thinking critically, creatively and collaboratively about how to best meet the needs of all learners? In this session we will examine a framework for creating thinking schools that can support your work as an instructional leader now and into the future.

Anti-Racism and Anti-Oppression: Developing and implementing a school-wide approach - March 29 at 4:00 p.m.

Description:

One of the most significant instructional leadership challenges for many administrators has been the urgency to adopt, develop and implement an approach to support the work of anti-racism and anti-oppression at the school level. You might be worrying about the feeling that you’re simply “checking boxes” with an approach that has little impact. Or perhaps you are eager to chart an ambitious course of professional learning, reflection and action in your school but are encountering resistance or barriers. Perhaps you’re worried that this is not the right time even though you know the work can’t wait. In this session we will explore how you might develop and implement a thoughtful approach that will have meaningful impact on student outcomes.

 

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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.