The Visible Learningplus school change model of professional learning is based on one simple belief: every student should experience at least one year’s growth over the course of one school year. The model translates John Hattie’s extensive research into a practical model of inquiry and evaluation. Today, schools around the world use Visible Learningplus to evaluate their impact on student achievement and make evidence-based decisions to accelerate student learning.

As part of the Visible Learning Foundation Series, this two-day institute in Toronto, ON with John Hattie, Jenni Donohoo, John Almarode, and Olivia Amador-Valerio is the first step in creating Visible Learning Schools. Exclusively provided by Corwin, Visible Learningplus is an in-depth school-change model of professional learning and development designed to provide you with practical activities and take away tools to determine the "impact" on student achievement and learning.


On the second day of the institute, choose a full day workshop with speakers Olivia Amador-Valerio and John Almarode that focuses on Visible Learning for Literacy or Visible Learning for Math. The sessions will address the Visible Learning research; its connections to literacy or mathematics teaching strategies at surface, deep, and transfer phases; and the tools for measuring the impact of your teaching in literacy or mathematics classrooms.

Learn more about the Toronto Visible Learningplus Foundation Day Institute or Register: http://www.cvent.com/events/toronto-visible-learni...

  1. October 11, 2018
    8:30 a.m. - 3:45 p.m. EDT
    In Person & Webcast
    $545 plus HST

OPSOA members receive 10% off with promo code OPSOA-10.

The education system in 2018 is more challenging than ever and a greater number of students have special needs requiring support beyond those ordinarily received in the school setting. To ensure that the learning rights and safety of all students and staff is not compromised, it is critical that those working in special education have a complete and current understanding of the law and how it guides their day to day actions. Completion of this program counts towards The Osgoode Certificate in Education Law.

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OPSOA members receive 10% off with promo code OPSOA-10.

Medical and recreational cannabis and its use by staff and students is a new(er) challenge for teachers, school administrators and school boards, especially so now that it is legalized. This session will provide current and concise information on the law and risk management issues that must guide your actions. This program counts towards an elective towards completion of The Osgoode Certificate in Education Law.

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PLUS! Take advantage of special pricing when registering for both this program and Advanced Issues in Special Education Law - $825 plus HST.

October 11, 2018 - October 25, 2019
A blend of online and in-person learning

Take your education law knowledge to the next level. The curriculum of the Certificate was designed to ensure key areas to an overall comprehensive understanding in education law are mandatory requirements, with the opportunity to supplement with other programs of interest. Complete 5 days of programming within 2 years to earn the Certificate. View the required and elective course options on the website.

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Save the date!

Wednesday July 3 to Friday July 5, 2019

Sheraton Vancouver Airport -Vancouver,BC

Join us at the Fairmont Waterfront Hotel in Vancouver, BC for the 2019 CASSA Conference. CASSA’s annual event allows you to network with other school system leaders from across the country. The theme this year is “Healthy Living is Active Learning” and will feature great speakers, best practices and fantastic networking opportunities – be sure not to miss out!