New Teacher Orientation Workshop Series

First day jitters? No problem. The New Teacher Orientation Workshops provide an introduction to independent schools for teachers new to the profession in our member schools and/or new experienced teachers to CIS Ontario schools. It's also an opportunity for teachers to make connections with educators within the member community and get a crash course on the culture of independent school life in Ontario. You'll also get pro tips on supporting learning.


The 2023–2024 Workshops

Session #1 Orientation to Independent Schools & the CIS Ontario Community
Wednesday, November 15, 2023

Sarah Craig, Executive Director and the CIS Ontario team answer questions as they share an overview of the association's role in supporting our member schools. They also provide an overview CIS Ontario's programs and services, including our networks, professional learning and student programs.

Session #2 Teaching and Learning in CIS Ontario Schools
Wednesday, November 22, 2023

Cohort 21 facilitators, Justin Medved, Associate Head of School - Academics, The York School, and Garth Nichols, Vice Principal of Strategic Innovation and Design, Havergal College, lead participants in an interactive session focused on teaching and learning in CIS Ontario school

Session #3 Independent School Changing Expectations & Supporting Success For All Learners
Wednesday, November 29, 2023

Dr. Leanne Foster, incoming Principal at University of Toronto Schools (UTS), leads an interactive workshop through the lens of the Head of School about the changing expectations in independent schools and how to support the success of all learners.   

Registration Fee: $90 per participant. Schools sending 3+ teachers the fee will be $80 each.

Registration will open after the Thanksgiving weekend.


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For additional information, please contact:

Jeremy Barr
Event Manager
jbarr@cisontario.ca
613-449-0226

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