Reminder: PD Opportunities at MTS

2016 Workshops at McMaster House

Many of you will already know that the Manitoba Teachers’ Society offers a number of professional development opportunities each year (we told you about some of them in July and in the October and December newsletters). There are only eight more McMaster House workshops in 2016, and those that have been put on so far have been very popular and well-attended. Here is a snapshot of what is coming up:

JANUARY: Mental Health First Aid for Adults who Interact with Youth FULL
FEBRUARY: Teacher Evaluation: From Paperwork to Peoplework 20 spaces left
MARCH: Dilemmas of Practice: Frameworks for Leaders to Interpret and Respond 28 spaces left
MARCH: UDL: Literacy and Numeracy 26 spaces left
MARCH: Mental Health First Aid for Adults who Interact with Youth (for Teacher Candidates and Cooperating Teachers) 18 spaces left
APRIL: Mental Health First Aid for Adults who Interact with Youth (offered in Steinbach) 18 spaces left
APRIL: Who are Those Students Anyways? Teaching with an Equity and Human Rights Lens 28 spaces left
APRIL: So You Think You Can Lead: Lessons for Aspiring and Beginning School Leaders 32 spaces left
APRIL: Vous pensez pouvoir diriger? Leçons pour les nouvelles dirigeantes et nouveaux dirigeants, et pour celles et ceux qui désirent le devenir 13 spaces left

Detailed descriptions of each workshop and registration links are available on the MTS website at via the “My Profile” member area on the homepage, or by downloading this booklet.

Teacher-Led Learning Team

MTS has also announced the launch of their Teacher-Led Learning Team (TLLT) offering four new workshops available to be facilitated on site at your school or divisional PD Days. See this brochure for details. Contact Danielle Fullan Kolton at for more information.

EdLeaders Unconference – April 20, 2016

EdLeaders Unconference is an ad-hoc gathering for school leaders, coordinators, coaches, consultants, and learning support teachers. It is a conversational event featuring discussions, demos, and interactions between participants rather than a group of people listening to a particular speaker. Our Unconference is a free conference for anyone involved in education. Participants themselves determine the content on the morning of the event by extending invitations to teach, to learn, and to dialogue about issues, experiences, and innovations in education. Technology is used to enable and support content and is a good opportunity to see edtech implemented in authentic ways. For information and registration, please go to

For questions about professional learning at The Manitoba Teachers’ Society, please contact Julie McClintock at SRTA members can apply for PD funding by visiting this page.