OPC, in conjunction with TVO and Teach Ontario, is offering a series of five free webinars designed to support a range of leadership challenges that school administrators encounter. Each of the one hour webinars will be led by educators with expertise in a particular area. These sessions will provide principals and vice-principals with an opportunity to discuss best practices, share strategies and gain knowledge that will support them in their leadership role.

For those that are unable to make a webinar, an archived version will be posted upon its completion.

Cost

Free for OPC Members

 

Webinars

Members can register individually for the webinars of their choice.

 Webinar #1 - Supporting Multiple Pathways to Student Success: A Framework for Student Well-Being and Achievement

Date

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

 

Time

7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

 

Overview

How do we support all students to be successful while recognizing that the path toward success will be different for each student? How can educators attend to the diverse needs of their students, address countless education initiatives and maximize academic achievement, while fully supporting student well-being? The science of learning and development has made clear that all learning is social, emotional and academic. Students thrive when their experiences, relationships, and social contexts nurture their success. This webinar will introduce the Third Path of education, what it truly means to be a Relationship-Based Educator, and outline the Eight Conditions that support learning and development in all of its forms.

 

Facilitator

Dr. David Tranter

David has been teaching and working in mental health, well-being, and education for over 30 years. As a researcher and professor, he works widely with educators to support students at all grade levels to reach their highest potential. He is a dynamic, thought-provoking, and entertaining speaker, who has challenged educators across the country to think differently about their role, and to understand the needs of students on a deeper level. He is the co-creator of the Relationship-Based Approach to Education, a pedagogical framework that promotes both student well-being and academic achievement. More information about his work can be found at www.thirdpath.ca.

 

This webinar has reached capacity. Please check back here for an archived version of this webinar.

 Webinar #2 - Protecting Myself from a Complaint of Harassment

Date

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

 

Time

7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

 

Overview

The principal’s duty to supervise the performance and behaviour of education workers is, arguably, their core responsibility as described in Ontario statutes and regulations, as well as in the policies and collective agreements of the employer-boards. Principals in Ontario are frequently named as respondents in complaints of harassment when supervising unsatisfactory behaviour and/or performance.  This webinar will review the legal context pertaining to harassment in order to answer the two frequently asked questions principals have: “What can I do to protect myself from a complaint of harassment?” and “If I am named in a complaint, is my career ruined?”

 

Facilitator

Collette Dowhaniuk

Collette's background and experience in education includes 13 years as a principal and 15 years as a Protective Services Consultant with the Ontario Principals’ Council. As an Intake Consultant, she advises and counsels Ontario administrators about professional and legal issues. As Program Lead in Education Leadership Canada, Collette authors and presents workshops, resources, and webinars on the legal issues that principals encounter in their daily practice.  

 

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 Webinar #3 - The Principal as a Mentor and Coach

Date

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

 

Time

7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

 

Overview

Coaching offers a set of skills and principles designed to support structured conversations to facilitate engagement, capacity building, and change through a co-created process and relationship of ongoing support and challenge. This webinar will provide an introduction to several Mentor/Coaching strategies that will enhance your professional interactions.

 

Facilitator

Mary Nanavati

Mary is a secondary principal with the Peel District School Board.  She is also the Program Lead for OPC's Mentoring Qualification Program and one of the program's instructors.  Mary has also assisted several districts in developing their MentorCoaching programs, a key to supporting not only school administrators, but all employee groups.

 

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 Webinar #4 - The Special Education Challenge in Your School: How to Stop Firefighting and Start Leading

Date

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

 

Time

7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

 

Overview

Do you feel like you are reacting to the Special Education challenges in your school, rather than leading in Special Education? This webinar will engage you in a conversation about strategies that will help you be more proactive in leading for the success of your students with special needs.

 

Facilitator

Carolyn Treadgold

Carolyn is the Professional Learning Specialist at OPC, with specific expertise in the area of Special Education.  Carolyn leads professional learning for administrators in Ontario and internationally.

 

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 Webinar #5 - Leading and Learning in a Digital World

Date

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

 

Time

7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

 

Overview

This webinar will provide you with a variety of strategies and tools that will support you in deepening your skills as a digital leader.

 

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Those that have registered will receive a confirmation email with more details. A webinar access link will be sent to all registrants approximately one week before each webinar.