At the University of Regina, I have taken a few professional development sessions to enhance my teaching abilities. They included:
- Treaties in the classroom
- Treaty Ed Camp
During my internship, I completed numerous amounts of professional development plans to enhance my teaching abilities in the classroom as well.
Some of the professional development plans I used were:
- Classroom Management
- Teaching Strategies
- Time Management
As a new teacher, I also believe that professional development is crucial for becoming a better educator. During my time as a first year teacher, I had the opportunity to take several professional development sessions at the Chinook Education Center.
I have taken;
- New teacher orientation
- Balanced literacy (shared read/writes, writers workshop mini lessons, conferencing, making words etc.)
- Guided Math (small and large group lessons, assessment, warm ups etc.)
Working with Michelle Dewar and Denyne Fontaine for ELA and Math has immensily improved my skills as a teacher. We worked closely for the first year of my teaching on balancing literacy in the classroom and creating a wonderful interactive math classroom.