In accordance with the Ministry of Educationβs new Regulation 304, βSchool Year Calendar, Professional Activity Days,β the ΒιΆΉΤ΄΄ (ΒιΆΉΤ΄΄) is providing the following
summary of P.A. Day activities for Friday, November 17, 2023.
Elementary β Parent/Guardian-Teacher Interviews
In the morning at elementary schools, parents/guardians will have an opportunity to meet with their childβs teacher.Β
Secondary β Computer Studies, Pathways, the Skilled Trades and Apprenticeship
In the morning, secondary staff will participate in curriculum connecting activities – including a virtual expert panel from βSupport on Youthβ – to assist in supporting students in selecting career pathways related to Apprenticeship and the Skilled Trades. Moreover, staff will engage in school-based project discussions to make explicit connections between apprenticeship, the skilled trades and curriculum.
Some staff will also examine the new Grade 10 Computer Studies course by reviewing the key elements of the curriculum, exploring new strands, while discussing approaches to teaching the computer studies course with a focus on Universal Design for Learning and Differentiated Instruction.Β
Elementary/Secondary β Student Safety and Violent Incident Prevention
Elementary and secondary staff will participate in a series of training modules on issues including concussion awareness in athletics, responding to various health emergencies, classroom safety, and
slips, trips and falls.Β Β
Health and safety is of the utmost importance to the ΒιΆΉΤ΄΄. These
modules help us prioritize the health and safety of all by focusing on prevention, training, procedures