While the pandemic has caused many complications around the globe, one area that has seen positive growth is the use of technology to help people stay connected and continue learning. And, that holds especially true for teachers in the Louis Riel School Division (LRSD).
While many staff in LRSD have spent a great deal of time getting prepared to help support families during the indefinite suspension of classes, they’ve also continued their own professional development, too.
“I’m proud of our teachers for doing whatever they can to help parents and guardians continue remote learning during these unprecedented times,” said Christian Michalik, Superintendent, LRSD. “While student learning and well-becoming continue to be a top priority, so is the professional growth of our teachers that allows them to continue providing a high-quality education for our future leaders.”
On Friday, May 8, LRSD staff will be engaged in learning opportunities on a variety of topics that include looking at the well-being of students, parents/guardians and staff throughout the division and how teachers, supported by non-teaching staff, are managing the delivery of curriculum to students and families during the pandemic. There will also be discussions on planning and logistics for when students are welcomed back to schools.
“On a professional development day, our LRSD community can expect less frequent contact from staff as they take the opportunity to focus on collaborative conversations about learning, teaching and assessment with colleagues,” said Michalik. “I’m excited about the opportunities for our staff to connect, share and explore ideas on all aspects of learning and teaching as I know their professional growth directly benefits students’ learning. I also look forward to hearing about the professional learning conversations that no doubt will focus on the insights we’ve gleaned from our remote learning experiences since March and how to apply our collective understandings in the months ahead.”