Below are various certificates and explanations from Professional Development sessions hosted by the Education Undergraduate Society that I have attended during my post-secondary experience thus far at both Red Deer College (from September 2012 - April 2014) and the University of Lethbridge (from September 2014 - present). I believe that these various sessions have given me knowledge about many different aspects of the teaching profession and what it means to be a teacher.
Teaching Students with Special Needs - November 2012
This session introduced me to working with students with special needs. I had not had a lot of experience with special needs students at this point and I believe it gave me a good introduction to creating a classroom environment that includes differentiation and inclusion.
E-liability - November 2013
This session was quite similar to a previous session I attended on the liability of teachers in general, but had more of a technology focus. It informed me of many things that teachers need to be mindful of when using any type of technology, especially when personal information is involved.
During my Professional Semester I at the University of Lethbridge in the Fall 2014 semester, I had the opportunity to attend five interesting and informative Professional Development sessions. Below is a reference letter written by the Director of Professional Development explaining what I learned in each session.
I was also fortunate to attend numerous Professional Development sessions throughout PSII (Spring 2016) and PSIII (Spring 2017), including sessions at Teacher's Convention during my PSIII Internship. A few of the sessions that I attended during these two terms included Introduction to the Montessori Philosophy, Everything that First Year Teachers Should Know, 11 Outstanding Ways to Involve your Students in Assessment, The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly - Revisiting Rubrics, and Assessment for Learning, Not Earning. The Professional Development that I received and attended during these two terms was incredibly valuable and informative and have helped me develop into a capable, passionate, and professional teacher.