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Report


May 15, 2007


        BLUEWATER SUMMMER INSTITUTE
AUGUST  2007


Plans are under way for Bluewater District School Board Summer Institute 2007.  During the weeks of August 13th to 17th and August 27th to 30th a number of workshops will provide excellent professional development opportunities for participants from Bruce and Grey and Counties and beyond.

Bluewater educators continue to demonstrate strong leadership by sharing their expertise as presenters in several workshops.     We are also fortunate to have presenters from outside agencies such as Prologue For The Performing Arts, York Catholic District School Board, the Bruce County Museum & Cultural Centre, Thames Valley Children’s Centre, and the Owen Sound Family Y.   The administrative and support staffs of five Bluewater schools and two administration centres will act as hosts for administrators, teachers, educational assistants, and educators from neighbouring boards during Summer Institute 2007.  

Categories of instruction this year include Character Education, Health/Physical Education, Instruction, Literacy, Mathematics, Music, and Special Education.  The Additional Opportunities week will feature the three day Restorative Justice/Practices Group Conferencing Training workshop.

In order to meet the needs of the system, an interest survey was sent to all schools.  The goal of the sessions included connecting provincial, board, and school-based priorities.  From this feedback, several professional learning opportunities were planned including: Intermediate Mathematics, Asking Better Questions, Let’s Get Rhythm – Teaching Elementary Music & Dance, and Autism Specific Non-violent Crisis Intervention.  Bluewater is also pleased to provide several Literacy and Numeracy Secretariat sessions including:  An Effective Literacy program In the Primary/Junior Classroom, new Ministry Language Curriculum Document, Primary / Junior Mathematics.     

Summer Institute books have been distributed to schools, School Community Councils and neighbouring boards.  A complete summary of event information is also available on the board website at www.bwdsb.on.ca/stserv/Staff_Development.htm.

We are looking forward to another successful Summer Institute in 2007.





Submitted to:
Bluewater District School Board
May 15, 2007
For more information please contact
Steven Reid or any
member of the System Program Team.

                                                        


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