professional development

Teach Mental Health

New this year, Teach Mental Health is free online, self-paced professional development for teachers to increase their knowledge about mental health and mental illness.  The seven modules are designed to give teachers and teacher candidates a foundation of mental health literacy, including effective strategies to use with students and in your own life. The seven… Read more

ESL for ALL Self-study Course

The Alberta Government and the Centre for Canadian Language Benchmarks (CCLB) announced the launch of the new online self-study course, An Introduction to ESL for ALL. An Introduction to ESL for ALL is a 20-hour online, asynchronous training course based on Canadian Language Benchmarks: English as a Second Language for Adult Literacy Learners (ESL for… Read more

Teaching ESL to Adults: Classroom Approaches in Action

Teaching ESL to Adults:Classroom Approaches in Action is a series of 12 training videos for ESL practitioners developed by the New American Horizons Foundation. In these videos, the authors have identified questions that teachers often ask and have created video lessons to address them. Each 30-minute video contains a mixture of professional wisdom, connection to… Read more

Seven Books That Will Make You a Better Teacher

7 Books That Will Make You a Better Teacher describes seven books that will help inform the way you teach. Here are the seven books: A Whole New Mind The World is Flat Brain Rules Why Don’t Students Like School Make It Stick Why We Do What We Do The Happiness Advantage As a group,… Read more

Tutor Ready

Developed through a partnership of LINCS’ Region 4 Professional Development Centre and Portland State University, Tutor Ready is a new, free online resource for literacy tutors. Tutor Ready puts tips and techniques into a just-in-time format organized around the four essential components of reading: alphabetics, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension. Within each component, content is presented… Read more