Black Gold Outreach

PD Plan

2017-2018 Staff Planning and Development Days

PD Goal 1: Technology and Communication

Through collaboration and peer mentoring, we plan to develop and strengthen our ability to use web based tools to communicate effectively with staff members, students, parents, and the wider community. Our primary focus will be on Google and Google Tools. In addition, a number of our staff will be attending Alberta’s BlendEd Symposium to enhance and foster blended an online learning in our school.

PD Goal 2: Curriculum Redesign and Development

We will provide for ongoing, professional, collaborative experiences based on research and reflective practices in the area of Curriculum Redesign in order to develop strategies and educational materials that will enhance student learning, address diverse learning needs, and provide for authentic learning opportunities.

PD Goal 3: Student and Staff Wellness

Through guest speakers and collaboration, we plan to enhance the student learning environment by providing supports in key areas of wellness and mental health. Key aspects such as nurturing resiliency, taming anxiety, and sharing best practices will be addressed. We are introducing a new wellness initiative. Each Tuesday different activities will be available to students; such as foods courses, physical activities, and guest speakers.

Success Indicators

  • Completion of Google Certified Educator Level 1 and/or 2 by some staff members.
  • Development of a 2017/2018 school-wide strategic plan that focuses on best practice and staff/student wellness.
  • Department-wide collaborative goal-setting statements that target the development and production of core/CTS course modules, seminars, and workshops which focus on authentic learning and the diverse learning needs of our students.