Overview

We offer a variety of workshops in various formats to meet administrator’s needs. Our workshops are offered online, blended and face-to-face.  We work with practising school administrators to improve and build a culture of professional growth.

Through a full-day or half-day workshop you will identify expectations for success at the beginning of each course, as well as

  • collaborate with facilitators
  • have an opportunity to demonstrate your learning and
  • learn through case studies, blogs, twitter chats, written and oral presentations and portfolios.

Face-to-face workshops

 Principal Legal Duties and Responsibilities 
  • what are the principal’s legal duties and responsibilities?
  • what does it mean to be an “agent of the board?”
  • what does a principal need to know when using social media?
  • what does a principal need to know when investigating the misuse of social media?
  • what are the principal’s duties and liabilities in relation to the Child and Family Services Act?
 Pedagogical Leadership for School Improvement 
  • instructional leadership and school management
  • student centered learning
  • school culture and its impact on learning and teaching
  • co-leading the instructional program.
 Culturally Responsive and Relevant Leadership
  • equity, inclusivity, social justice and schools
  • mindsets and equitable schools
  • privilege, bias and culturally response and relevant leadership
  • positive school culture and leadership.
 Supporting Students Who Are or Identify as LGBTQ
  • exploring bias and student agency
  • fostering allies
  • intersectionality
  • fostering personal leadership resources.
 Mentoring Coaching and School Leadership
  • what mentor coaching attributes and/or skills do great leaders exhibit?
  • to what extent can mentor coaching skills enable leaders to successfully navigate hard conversations?
  • to what extent can mentor coaching skills improve relationships and organizational culture?
  • how can leaders create a culture of mentor coaching?
 Professional and Challenging Conversations
  • leading change with professional conversations
  • planning for a challenging conversation
  • crafting an outcome map
  • understanding empathy, reframing, non-verbal behaviours and listening.
 Leading the Kindergarten Program
  • four frames of the kindergarten program
  • play-based learning in a culture of inquiry
  • dealing with uncertainties in pedagogical documentation
  • Principal as co-learner in creating the conditions for learning.
 Navigating the Complexities of Student Aggression Related to Special Education Needs
  • review of legislation that applies to aggression
  • examine how to build staff capacity to understand the needs of students
  • programming ideas to reduce unwanted behavior
  • balance rights and needs of students while ensuring a safe learning environment
  • working with staff, unions and community members.
 Planning for the Success of Students with Special Education Needs 
  • planning for a new school year
  • placing student with special needs at the centre of our planning & decision making
  • exploring timetabling, structures, resources, the PLC model
  • examining how to build the capacity of all staff to ensure all students meet with success.
  Leading the Special Education Program 
  • the law, special education and the individual education plan
  • building the staff capacity to meet the needs of all students
  • the complexities of special education student aggression
  • building collaborative partnerships with parents.
 Modern Learning and Leading 
  • rethinking digital citizenship
  • shared vision of learning in a digital age
  • creating a culture of learning
  • innovative learning spaces.
 Building a Digital Leadership Portfolio
  • leading a collaborative inquiry
  • designing a digital leadership portfolio
  • creating a school and personal blog
  • creating a school and personal website.
 A Team Approach to Meeting the Needs of All Students
  • explore a variety of planning templates to support communication, understand team member roles that will work collaboratively for students
  • leadership strategies to build strong teams.
 Supporting Leadership in Mathematics Learning 
  • foundational knowledge in mathematics
  • effective instructional approaches in effective math classrooms
  • assessment and evaluation
  • implications for professional learning and school improvement planning.
 Leading Well-Being in Your School
  • creating mentally healthy schools
  • establishing a common language and understanding
  • tiered support model for school mental health and well-being
  • everyday mental health practices.
 Leading the French Immersion School
  • the evolution of French immersion in Ontario
  • effective practices in French immersion classrooms
  • inclusion in the French immersion program
  • French immersion teacher retention and developing the French immersion program. 

Our workshops are customizable and are offered as a full day or half day. For more information about pricing and how you can customize your workshop please email ELC.

Online Workshops

French Immersion Teacher Retention and Developing the French Immersion Program

July 8 to July 19

This five hour module will explore French Immersion Teacher Retention and Developing the French Immersion Program.
Through this collaborative inquiry school administrators will focus on ways: 
  1. to identify strategies to improve FSL teacher retention
  2. to determine the factors leading to FSL teacher attrition
  3. to understand as Instructional Leaders how to support FSL education in their professional learning.  
The fee for this module is subsidized and space is limited for this very important professional learning opportunity.
Registration Deadline: June 14

This workshop is full. Please email elc@principals.ca to be placed on a waitlist.