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Professional Development Opportunities
Professional development includes both training and professional improvement. Employees consider their practice against the expectations outlined in their Professional Development Framework or their performance appraisal rubrics.
Training includes activities developed and delivered by the Department of Education. Examples of this training include in-services, orientation activities, conferences, workshops, credit and non-credit courses delivered by or in partnership with the department.
Past Training Events
- Orientation 2020
- Inuktut Titiqqiriniq Conference 2020
- Student Support Teachers Conference 2019
- Nunavut Principals Conference 2019
- Student Support Assistant Professional Development Week 2021
- Non-credit courses (Introduction to Traditional Inuit Stories, Orientation to Teaching in Nunavut with a Focus on Cultural Awareness and Trauma-Informed Practice)
- Certificate in Educational Leadership in Nunavut courses
Professional improvement activities are self-directed activities that school staff choose to participate in. Examples include courses, conferences, workshops, research activities, and less formal activities such as reading about a relevant topic of interest online, attending local community events, or working with other school staff members such as a learning coach.
Funding for professional improvement activities is available to the Nunavut Teachers’ Association (NTA) members through the Professional Development Council. The Professional Development Council is a four-member committee (2 NTA representatives and 2 Department of Education representatives) that manages the Professional Development Fund.
Territorial Professional Learning Communities
All educators in Nunavut are invited to participate in their network. These communities are designed to enable you to develop your teaching practice against the Professional Standards , the priorities of the Department of Education, and the Government of Nunavut.
When you join a network, you are entering a forum that allows you to participate in a safe environment to:
- Express diverse opinions.
- Develop your teaching or leadership practice against the Professional Standards for your role.
- Initiate collaborative relationships.
- Expand professional learning.
- Engage in research.
- Identify quality opportunities for your peers.
The Educator Development division fosters engagement among these networks by facilitating discussions with interested educators focused on a book or the implementation of a new resource or strategy.
Past topics have included:
- Implementing Inuktut Titiqqiriniq Literacy Centres
- Implementing Inuktut Titiqqiqiliriniq Literacy Centres
- Supporting Inuktut Titiqqiriniq
- Supporting Inuktut Titiqqiqiliriniq
- Becoming a Literacy Leader, Jennifer Allen
- Causes & Cures in the Classroom, Getting to the Root of Academic Behaviour Programs, Margaret Searle
- Fostering Resilient Learners, Kristin Souers and Pete Hall
Contact Educator Development at EDUKemail@example.com for access to:
- New Teachers Community of Practice
- Learning Coach Community of Practice
- Student Support Teacher Community of Practice
- School Leader Community of Practice