Responsive Classroom – Essentials for Support Staff

Presented By The OACS Friday July 7th 2017 We know that all professionals in the school community–including EAs, TAs, and other para-educators, part-time subject specialists, custodial staff, etc.–play a significant role in creating the culture of social/emotional health and learning that we desire. Because the student interaction in these positions is often one-on-one, their impact … Read more

Responsive Classroom Workshop – Grades K-4

Presented By The OACS Monday July 3rd – Thursday July 6th, 2017 In four interactive days, led by a certified Responsive Classroom trainer for grades K-4, you’ll learn to use core Responsive Classroom practices to engage students academically, build positive community, manage the classroom effectively, and create a developmentally appropriate learning environment. Begin and end … Read more

Responsive Classroom Workshop Grades 5-8

Presented By The OACS Monday July 3rd – Thursday July 6th, 2017 In four interactive days, led by a certified Responsive Classroom trainer for grades 5-8, you’ll learn to use core Responsive Classroom practices to engage students academically, build positive community, manage the classroom effectively, and create a developmentally appropriate learning environment. Create a safe, … Read more

Site Seminar @ Halton Hills Christian School

Friday April 28th, 2017 Join the staff of Halton Hills Christian School and the OACS for a full day immersion into the Halton Hills learning vision. Teachers and leaders will explore what the OACS Dimensions of Learning look like in action–the implementation of Responsive Classroom, the use of learning targets in the context of PBL. … Read more

Christian Teacher Academy

Recognized as one of the most dynamic Professional Development opportunities for Christian educators. Registration is open until May 31, 2016. Visit teacheracademy.ca for more information. Location: Hamilton District Christian High | 92 Glancaster Road, Ancaster, ON Includes: All materials | Breakfast & lunch daily Workshops ODYSSEY 101 – PBL Essentials August 21 – 25, 2017 … Read more

Elementary School Deeper Learning Seminar with Joanna and Steven Levy

July 4-6, 2017 Steven and Joanna Levy join us again for three packed days of experiential learning, collaborative grappling, and collegial sharing. Our goal is to equip one another with practical tools to deepen your students’ learning in our christian school. Workshop brochure can be found here. Hosted by NACE at John Knox Christian School … Read more

Professional Learning Days 2017

Grand Region – Friday, February 17, 2017 North Toronto Region – Friday, March 31, 2017 Durham Region – Friday, April 7, 2017 Seaway Region – Thursday, April 13, 2017 Bluewater Region – Friday, April 21, 2017 As Christian educators, we understand just how crucial it is to create cultures of love in our classes where … Read more

High School Math Teacher Collaboration Day

March 31st, 2017 Building on successful collaboration days for specific areas hosted by the OACS in the past–ELL, French, guidance—we’re excited to host high school math teachers on March 31st at TDChristian to share resources,  best practices, and participate in potential working groups of your choice. Topics will include the following: Review of Ministry publications … Read more

Behaviour Intervention Training

Presented by OACS Friday, March 31, 2017 Program Emphases: The primary emphasis is prevention and non-physical interventions. Knowing the child, acting on “early warning signs”, and the effective use of calming and de-escalation techniques are some key strategies. The secondary emphasis is defensive techniques (avoidance, releases, blocks) coupled with calming and de-escalation techniques. The tertiary … Read more