Professional Friday – Oct. 4th

Oct. 4:Hate Speech, Kirpans, and Peanut Butter: Teaching Civil Liberties” 


 Smartboard training

A. (Each Teacher Candidate will have the opportunity to participate in one 2 hour Civil Liberties event which will be repeated in 3 rooms, at 3 times during the day : (online registration)

Choice of times:

  • 9:00 -11:00
  • 11:00 -1:00
  • 2:00 – 4:00

Presentation and workshops by the Canadian Civil Liberties Association: April Julian, Danielle McLaughlin and Abby Deshman

In a democracy, we are always required to make choices.  But how do we know what to choose when good conflicts with good, or we have to decide among bad choices? How do we deal with the controversies that come into our classrooms, particularly when the diversity of communities means that students and teachers may hold very different values.  Asking hard and critical questions should be a habit of citizens in democracy. This workshop will give teacher-candidates a structured way of guiding questions in the teaching of controversial issues.


B. “Introduction to Smartboard Software ” (2 workshops available 9:00 -11:00 and 11:00 – 1:00  –  40 people maximum in each session.) Online registration only.

Learn how to make interactive lessons with the Smartboard Software .

Although not mandatory, it is encouraged for each participant to bring a laptop with the SMART Notebook Collaborative learning software installed. This software can be downloaded from (available for Mac and PC). Having this software installed will allow each participant to follow along with the lesson, allowing for the workshop to be more effective and engaging.   Room 1158.   Facilitator:  Dustin Fenn, Teacher Candidate

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