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.

How to request a resource

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
cacecoord@uvic.ca

Topics


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
  • 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. 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

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)

Rich McCue

  • Smartphones and Tablets: Educational Distractions or Bicycles for the Mind?
  • Is Educational Technology Worth the Investment?
  • Creating and Teaching Effective, Active Learning Makerspace Workshops (this is a hands on workshop)

Counselling and communication

Dr. Catherine McGregor

  • Gender Issues in Schooling

Dr. Kathy Sanford

  • Issues of Gender in the Classroom

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

ESL/multiculturalism/social justice

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

  • Improving Transitions for Indigenous learners through professional collaborative inquiry: Reflections on three years of research

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

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. Carmen Rodriguez de France

  • Indigenous/Aboriginal Education and Knowledge
  • Indigenous/Aboriginal Curriculum Implementation
  • Indigenizing the Curriculum
  • Indigenous/Aboriginal Early Childhood Initiatives

Dr. Shauneen Pete

  • Indigenization of higher education
  • Decolonizing settler education; anti-oppression pedagogy

Fern Perkins

  • The story of the first Métis families in B.C. from 1793 to the present day

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. 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

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. 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

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. Wanda Hurren

  • Found in the Halls: Arts-based Spatial Exploration
  • Working with Images and Poetry
  • Mapwork: Exploring Notions of Place and Identity