Professional Development

Please note that in cases where an event is repeated within the school year, registration priority will be given to those who have not yet been able to attend. Thank you.

Book Studies/Clubs

Access for Success: Making Inclusion Work for Language Learners
Calling all second language teachers! Join the PD Committee for our Second Languages Book Study - Access for Success: Making Inclusion Work for Language Learners. This book is "the first educational text of its kind to integrate principles and theories about Universal Design for Learning and language learning with practical strategies to address the diverse needs of today’s language learners in Canada." Written by  Drs. Katy Arnett and Renée Bourgoin, we will discover the four Access Points they have created to inclusive language education. Access for Success is a comprehensive resource that can be used by all second-language teachers who seek to make inclusion part of their classrooms. There are still a limited number of books. If you'd like to join this book club, which will restart in the fall, please email to sign up and receive your copy of the book!

Upcoming PD Activities 

PD Grant-in-Aid
Grant-in-Aid will be provided to individual teachers to help defray the cost of professional development, Specialist Council conferences, ATA courses, Edmonton Regional Learning Consortia offerings or any other seminars or conferences which support teacher’s professional development. Find the application HERE.

Past PD Sessions

Did you miss the Resume Writing, Acing the Interview, AI - ChatGPT, Diane Clemons, or any of the other wonderful PD sessions we've hosted this year? Check out our YouTube channel to watch the recordings HERE.

Questions about the Teacher Development Fund or any of the Local's programs, contact the Local office at