Pro-D By Request for Educators

The University of Victoria's Education, Learning and Development Programs can offer the following resources to your department, school or school district. Consider UVic when planning your in-service activities and events, and please contact us if you'd like to request a topic that you do not see below.

What to do

Select a topic or faculty member from the listings below, and then contact us. We'll help you arrange the desired program at your location.

Cost

The school district or organizing committee will be invoiced for the instructional and administrative fees, and will be responsible for instructor travel and accommodation expenses.

For further information, please contact:

Alison Brophey

Program Coordinator

P 250-721-7860

F 250-721-6603

abrophey@uvic.ca


Topics

Administration

Art and drama

Assessment, evaluation and reporting

Children with exceptionalities

Computers and technology

Counselling and communication

Curriculum and instruction

ESL/multiculturalism/social justice        

Health education

Indigenous education

Language and literacy

Learning and the learner

Mathematics

Personal development

Physical education

Science and environment


Administration

Dr. Carolyn Crippen

Implementation of Servant-Leadership-Followership in Schools

Dr. Helen Raptis

Administration: School Improvement Made Easy

Dr. Catherine McGregor

Inclusive Leadership: Tools and Action Planning

21st Century Leadership: Leading in New Times

Knowing the Leader Within: Designing and Developing a Personal Leadership Plan

Developing a Leader-ful Organization: Strategies for Success

Through the Looking Glass: Historical and Contemporary Trends in BC Educational Policy and Politics

Leading for Learning: Teacher Action Research and Professional Inquiry

“Who me. . .lead?” Understanding and Practicing Teacher Leadership

Teacher Leadership: Creating Democratic Schools

Women in Leadership: Tensions, Contradictions and Opportunities


Art and drama

Dr. Robert Dalton

Art Education: Frill or Essential?

Building Respect through Multicultural Art Education

Dr. Timothy Hopper

Children's Global Arts

Dr. Jason Price

Mass Media and Education: What Is Critical Media Literacy?

Youth Media Production: Promise and Possibility

New Media and Education: Future of the Cyborg Student

Dr. Wanda Hurren

Found in the Halls: Arts-based Spatial Exploration Working with Images and Poetry

Dr. Michelle Wiebe

Assessment as an Integral Part of Learning in Art

Integrating Design in Art Education

Training Students in the Use of Self-Assessment in Art

Inspiring Creativity

Dr. Michael Emme

Integrating Digital Storytelling into School Culture

Dr. Monica Prendergast

Drama Across the Curriculum

Story Drama in the Elementary/Middle School Classroom

Addressing Bullying through Drama

Drama and Language Arts

Drama and Social Studies

Drama and Science

Teaching Human Rights through Drama

Building Classroom Communities through Drama

Peace Education through Drama

Values Education through Drama

Revisioning the Secondary Theatre Arts Curriculum for the 21st Century


Assessment, evaluation and reporting

Dr. Ian Cameron

Better Tests

Measuring Affective Outcomes

Program Evaluation at the District or School Level: What the Ministry Requires

Reading, Writing and the Foundations Skill Assessment (FSA) Setting Standards

Kindra Harte

Assessment of Creative Works, Rubric Development

Assessment Practices for the Second Language Classroom (grades 5 - 8): Peer, Self and Teacher Assessment (including Portfolio)

Provincial Examinations and Assessment Practices from the Ministry of Education

Setting Up Grade Books According to Prescribed Learning Outcomes

Dr. Timothy Pelton

Dealing with the Fraser Report

Interpreting FSA and other Provincial Assessment Results

Dr. Helen Raptis

Ending the Reign of the Fraser Institute Rankings

Dr. Kathy Sanford

Assessment for Learning: Alternative Authentic Approaches to Assessment


Children with exceptionalities

Donna Dunning

Accommodating Personality Differences in the Classroom

Dr. Gina Harrison

Intervention-based Assessment of Learning Difficulties in the Inclusive Classroom

Dr. Donna McGhie-Richmond

Differentiated Instruction

Instructional Programming to Support Student Participation

Assistive Technology

Universal Design for Learning

Collaborative Teaming

Augmentative and Alternative Communication

Dr. Viviene Temple

Inclusion of Students with Disabilities in Physical Education


Computers and technology

Dr. Leslee Francis-Pelton

Using CBL and TI84+ in the Classroom

Dr. Valerie Irvine

Developing a Personal Learning Network using Social Media: What's in it for me? and how do I get started? (e.g., twitter, blogs)

Networked learning in the classroom: Making global connections

How to Communicate with Teachers and Students Online: Developing your Classroom Website and Communication Protocol (with emphasis on parent engagement)

Teaching and Learning for the 21st Century: What does personalized learning look like?

So you're going to become an iPad classroom? Things to know to get you started

Digital Citizenship: Leaving Digital Footprints Others Can Follow

Cyberbullying

Distributed and Mobile Learning

Dr. Donna McGhie-Richmond

Assistive Technology Augmentative Communication

Dr. Kathy Sanford

Video Game Learning in Your Classroom

Dr. Tim Pelton

Creating quick video lessons with your iPad

100 ways to use an iPad in your classroom

Using iPads as a creative tool to support learning

Using Robotics to Teach Mathematics and Science (grades 5 - 9)


Counselling and communication

Dr. Catherine McGregor

Gender Issues in Schooling

Dr. Kathy Sanford

Issues of Gender in the Classroom

Dr. Bruce Monkhouse

Assessing and Managing students with Moderate and Severe Behavioural Disorders

Assessment and Early Intervention with Students Who May Have a Psychotic Disorder or other persistent mental illnesses

Emotional Literacy at School

Non-verbal Literacy at School


Curriculum and instruction

Kindra Harte

Implementation of New Resources and New Curriculum for the Second Language Classroom

Provincial Practice and Resource Evaluation

Resource Evaluation for the Second Language Classroom

Dr. Kathy Sanford

Integrating Curriculum for Middle School

Dr. Helen Raptis

Understanding our Educational Past

Dr. Michele Tanaka

Exploring Curricular Tensions through Transformative Inquiry


ESL/multiculturalism/social justice

Dr. Robert Dalton

Building Respect through Multicultural Art Education

Kindra Harte

Literacy in the Second Language Classroom

Web-based/ Online Learning for the Second Language Classroom

Second Language Acquisition and Methodology

Dr. Graham McDonough

Using Parliamentary Simulations to Promote Moral and Community Development

Discussing Controversial Issues in Religious Education

Dr. Catherine McGregor

Civic and Legal Literacies among Youth

Dr. Jason Price

Controversial Issues and Community Development in Schools

Convention on the Rights of the Child: Implications for Schools

Educators' Philosophies: Choice, Voice and Controversy

Simulations and Social Studies: Creating Change through Critical Participation

Work Horses with Feathers: Compulsory Schools and Indigenous Students

Dr. Helen Raptis

Integrating the ESL Learner into the Mainstream Classroom

Dr. Carmen Rodriguez de France

Multiculturalism, Diversity and Language

Internationalizing the Curriculum

Dr. Michele Tanaka

Transformative Inquiry for Social Change

Developing Cross Cultural Understanding through an Indigenous Immersive Experience


Health education

Dr. Catherine Gaul

Children, Fitness and Sport Medicine Education: Options for Preparing for Medical School

Nutrition for Health and Performance

Physical Activity and the Adolescent Female

The Human Body: How it Works


Indigenous education

Dr. Leslee Francis-Pelton

First Nations Games of Chance

Dr. Gloria Snively

Incorporating Aboriginal Knowledge into Science, Social Studies and Environmental Education Classrooms

Traditional Ecological Knowledge and Wisdom

Dr. Carmen Rodriguez de France

Indigenous/Aboriginal Education and Knowledge

Indigenous/Aboriginal Curriculum Implementation

Indigenizing the Curriculum

Indigenous/Aboriginal Early Childhood Initiatives


 Language and literacy

Dr. Deborah Begoray

Literacy Across the Curriculum

Literacy and Health

Multiple Literacies

Secondary English Language Arts

Young Adult Literature for Secondary Students

Dr. Ian Cameron

Improving Comprehension

Parents and Reading Programs

Dr. Gina Harrison

Literacy-based LD: Linking Current Research to Enhanced Practice

Dr. Catherine McGregor

Civic and Legal Literacies among Youth

Dr. Kathy Sanford

Gender and Pedagogy (Boy's Literacy) Media and Popular Culture in the Classroom

21st Century Literacy

Christine Tippett

Children's Literature Connections (K - 5)


Learning and the learner

Donna Dunning

Learning and Teaching Styles

Managing Change

Dr. Tim Pelton

Using Audible Response Systems to Engage All Learners

Dr. Kathy Sanford

Developing Learning Communities

Dr. Darlene Clover

Adult and Lifelong Learning

Dr. Michele Tanaka

Transformative Inquiry

Dr. Catherine McGregor

Leading for Learning


Mathematics

Dr. Leslee Francis-Pelton

Calculator-based Activities for the Classroom

Cognitively Guided Instruction (CGI): A Framework for Understanding Children's Mathematical Thinking

Computer-based Activities for the Math Classroom

First Nations Games of Chance

Games and Activities for Development of Fraction Understanding

Middle School Math Activities: Fractions, Ratio and Proportion, Integers, Algebra

Non-routine Problem Solving in Mathematics

Numeracy Activities and Teaching Strategies

Numeracy Issues Related to Gambling

The Open-ended Approach to Mathematics: The Japanese Model for Lessons

Uncertainty, Chance and Data Analysis Activities

Dr. Timothy Pelton

Creating Comics to Communicate Understanding in Math and Science (grades 5 - 9)

Why Math Makes Sense (K - 7)

Learning by Creating – Using ‘Explain Everything’ on an ipad


Personal development

Donna Dunning

Career and Life Planning

Enhancing Communication

Dr. Catherine McGregor

Knowing the Leader Within

Dr. Jason Cressey

Team Building tactics: Making the Whole Greater than the Sum

Positive Psychology for Educators

Stress Reduction in the Workplace

Subtle Communication

Dr. Michele Tanaka

Re-Kindling your Teaching Fire through Transformative Inquiry


Physical education

Dr. Catherine Gaul

Children, Fitness and Sport

Medical Education: Options for Preparing for Medical School

Nutrition for Health and Performance

Physical Activity and the Adolescent Female

The Human Body: How It Works

Women and Exercise

Dr. Sandra Gibbons

Assessment in Physical Education

Curriculum Design: Elementary and Secondary

Gender Equity in Physical Education

Teambuilding Activities in Physical Education

Dr. Timothy Hopper

Action Research for Teachers

Coaching Tennis from Beginner to Advanced Levels

Teaching Creative Dance

Teaching Games for Understanding

Use of Technology in Physical Education

 

Dr. Viviene Temple

Inclusion of Students with Disabilities in Physical Education

Introduction to Lacrosse


Science and environment

Dr. David Blades

A Night with the Stars: Exploring Multicultural Approaches to Science Education through Astronomy (grades 3 - 8)

Dr. Wanda Hurren

Mapwork: Arts-based Approaches to Paying Attention to Our Surroundings

Dr. Timothy Pelton

Geotrekking: Using the Global Positioning System to Support Problem-based Learning in Math, Science and Geography (grades 5 - 12)

Dr. Gloria Snively

Exploring Ponds

Exploring Seashores

Dilemmas for Exploring Marine Concepts and Issues

The Ocean as a Source of Inspiration for Integrating Subject Areas

The Use of Games, Role Plays, Guided Fantasies

Christine Tippett

Infusing Reading and Writing in Science Instruction (K - 8)

Nicholas Stanger

Being Creative with Environmental Education

Emotional and Ecological Literacy

Interdisciplinary Approaches to Incorporating Nature-based Learning

Michael Hammond-Todd

Elementary science education for second language learners

Elementary science for exceptional learners

Science education and the elementary class museum

Dr. Wanda Hurren

Found in the Halls: Arts-based Spatial Exploration

Working with Images and Poetry

Mapwork: Exploring Notions of Place and Identity