New Brunswick Teachers' Association
New Brunswick Teachers' Association

Professional Learning Opportunities/Conferences

Visit this page regularly for upcoming events. Opportunities for professional learning will be added to the list below as they are reviewed. Submit an event for review.

Curriculum
Respecting the Game: The Story of Jackie Barrett
Date: February 01, 2024 - June 06, 2025
Location: Virtual ongoing available resources
Web site: Click Here

Online resource available anytime.

In honour of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame
(CSHoF) has proudly partnered with Special Olympics Canada and Special Olympics Canada
Winter Games Calgary 2024 Legacy Fund to create a curriculum-aligned national education
program that connects youth to the legacy, impact, and lessons of Jackie Barrett, the first
Special Olympics athlete inducted into CSHoF – at no cost to schools.

Respecting the Game: The Story of Jackie Barrett is a groundbreaking, asynchronous
educational program geared towards youth from kindergarten through grade 12. This
comprehensive program celebrates the richness of diversity, fosters equity, and champions
inclusion through the remarkable journey of an exceptional role model – inspiring youth to
dream big by seeing themselves in a true sport icon


Enhancing Climate Change Education through Active Learning
Date: February 27, 2024
Location: Virtual
Web site: Click Here

Free webinar 4:00 PM Pacific / 8:00 PM Atlantic

A national climate change education survey, conducted by Learning for a Sustainable Future
(LSF) involving over 4,000 Canadians, found an overwhelming consensus that schools have an
important role to play in educating our youth about climate change, yet educators shared
concerns about a lack of resources and professional learning opportunities.

This interactive workshop will provide highlights of LSF’s climate change education survey
results, and support workshop participants in increasing their repertoire of active learning
strategies to effectively teach the complex topic of climate change.


Expand your Knowledge and Skillset for Field Projects in Environmental Geoscience
Date: May 03, 2024 - May 04, 2024
Location: Quartermain Earth Science Centre, Fredericton, New Brunswick
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This 2-day EdGEO Workshop is designed for Grade 9 Science, 110 Environmental Geoscience, as
well as 110 and 120 Environmental Science courses. Day 1 (Friday) focusses on in-classroom
science inquiry-based hands-on laboratory activities related to water, soils and mapping,
connections to the Big Ideas in Earth Sciences and Sustainability (UN SDGs). Day 2 (Saturday) is
a full-day field trip to safe geo-sites for students to perform (1) soils dig project, (2) river/stream
profile project, and (3) geological mapping project. Each teacher will receive a comprehensive
resource kit (worth >$200) with minerals, rocks, and materials for the lab and field activities.


2024 Outdoor Learning Conference
Date: May 09, 2024 - May 11, 2024
Location: Banff National Park
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You are invited to attend the 2024 Outdoor Learning Conference at the world renowned Banff
Centre from May 9-11, 2024!

The overarching theme for the 2024 Outdoor Learning Conference is “Place and Pedagogy:
Where Learning Happens”. This year’s Conference will continue to focus on Indigenous Ways
of Knowing, Health and Wellbeing and Environmental and Climate Change Education.

Registration is now open, and filling up quickly!



General
4 Seasons of Indigenous Learning
Date: October 01, 2023
Location: Virtual
Web site: Click Here

Season 1: Foundations of Knowledge

10 Reconciliation Education Learning Modules: about 30 mins of learning per month. A Certificate
of Completion issued by the First Nations University of Canada upon completion

10 Opportunities to Gather Virtually with Indigenous Leaders, Elders and Educators. A Certificate
of Attendance upon watching live or recorded versions of all 10 virtual gatherings (10 learning
hours)

Access to a Learning Community to learn, share and connect with.


4 Seasons of Indigenous Learning
Date: October 01, 2023
Location: Virtual
Web site: Click Here

Season 2: Learning from the Land

10 new Modules: 30-45 mins of learning per month. A Certificate of completion issued by
Reconciliation Education upon completion.

10 Opportunities to Gather Virtually with Indigenous Leaders, Elders and Educators. A Certificate
of Attendance upon watching live or recorded versions of all 10 virtual gatherings (10 learning
hours)

Access to a Learning Community to learn, share and connect with.

Please note: This pilot Season 2 Indigenous Learning Initiative is only open to those who have
completed Season 1: Foundations of Knowledge.


2024 CTF Women's Symposium
Date: June 02, 2024 - June 04, 2024
Location: Fredericton's Delta Hotel
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We are excited to announce that the CTF/FCE 2024 Women’s Symposium, co-hosted by the
New Brunswick Teachers’ Association, will take place at the Delta Fredericton from June 2 to
4, 2024. Mark your calendars for this incredible event, which will feature insightful
discussions, networking opportunities, and empowering sessions designed to uplift and
celebrate the achievements of women.

Who Should Attend? The Symposium is designed for leaders, staff, and members from
CTF/FCE Member and Associate Organizations, and representatives from Partner
Organizations who identify as women.



Other
Equal Voice Campaign School
Date: February 25, 2024
Location: Fredericton, NB
Web site: Click Here

Equal Voice is a multi-partisan non-profit that helps get more women and gender diverse-
individuals elected to all levels of government - Municipal, provincial, federal, and Indigenous
leadership. Many of the lessons we teach support skills relate to union, association and
school board trustee elections as well.

We are hosting a Campaign School designed to empower and equip women and gender
diverse leaders, like those within your organization, to take the leap into leadership positions
in Canada. Learn about mastering your value proposition, defining your personal, media best
practices, assembling your campaign team, canvassing, fundraising, and then launch into an
interactive mock campaign simulation to put the learning to action! Meet likeminded
changemakers and build your confidence in planning an election. Travel and childcare
subsidies are available.

DATE: Saturday Feb 25 10am-5pm AT


Council for Exceptional Children 2024 Convention and Expo
Date: March 13, 2024 - March 16, 2024
Location: San Antonio, Texas
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PD event to support special education teachers to look at research, and learn tips and
strategies to support students with disabilities and/or gifts talents.


Unlock Your Mind Mental Health Conference
Date: March 16, 2024
Location: Wu Conference Center, 6 Duffie Dr, Fredericton, NB E3B 0R6
Web site: Click Here

The Unlock Your Mind Mental Health Conference will educate the community about mental
health concerns and aims to reduce the stigma that still exists around mental health.
By bringing forward individuals with personal experience, professionals with clinical
experience, expert panelists, workshops, and resource booths, we hope to reduce the stigma
around mental health by providing information and resources to everyone.


Beyond Survival: Filling Life's Backpack with Powerful Tools
Date: March 19, 2024
Location: Virtual and live in Fredericton
Web site: Click Here

LIVE and VIRTUAL event

Get ready for a transformative experience with John Westhaver, a renowned motivational
speaker, at a special event for middle and high school students to be held on March 19 in
Fredericton. John's compelling story of resilience and recovery will launch an innovative
video project, a pivotal resource for the New Brunswick Personal Wellness Curriculum. Join
us in-person or virtually for this inspirational presentation, a unique opportunity to empower
and inspire students across the province! More details will be shared during next month’s
upcoming events and will also be posted on the COE Health Website in February.


EmPOWERing Tomorrow Youth Conference
Date: April 25, 2024
Location: Fredricton Convention Center
Web site: Click Here

Centre of Excellence is pleased to announce that NB Power will be hosting New Brunswick’s
first province-wide youth conference for high school students in collaboration with the Gaia
Project, the Government of New Brunswick, and the Centre of Excellence for Energy. All high
schools will be invited to send students for this FREE event at the Fredericton Convention
Centre.




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