For the past 5 years CSS has hosted a Professional Networking Day for Physical Education teachers. This less formal approach to professional development has been tremendously successful in terms of the feedback that we have received from past participants.
With that in mind, we are inviting any interested PE teachers to join us on September 23rd, 2013 for a fourth annual day of professional development. We are approaching this day as an opportunity for our PE teachers to share what they do in their PE programs and how they do it, while extending their professional community of practice. The Calgary Science School will host this event; however the purpose is to allow for presentations or contributions from any attendees.
Presentations can range from particular approaches to PE units, coaching, to healthy school initiatives, etc. They could also be as simple as an overview of the unique situation and challenges your particular PE program faces. Teachers could also bring issues or problems they are currently facing, using this networking day as a way to receive assistance or spark discussion amongst the attendees. We are hoping that a number of attendees will present for 20 - 30 mins. We have facilities for both active (demonstrating a particular game or technique) as well as lecture/discussion (Powerpoint, etc) style presentations. We will provide projectors and internet access for those who require it.
Again, the purpose of this day is to share elements of our practice and in return, leave the day with new resources and contacts. Our goal is to allow for collaboration and feedback from a wide range of colleagues and mentors and to allow teachers to broaden their professional network in order to improve practice and advance the learning of colleagues.
CSS will organize lunch for those interested. You are also welcome to bring your own lunch.
If you are interested in attending, please respond by completing the following form no later than September 14th.