Staff Development Fund

IMPORTANT NOTICE - STAFF DEVELOPMENT FUND PILOT PROJECT

The Staff Development Fund (SDF) is nearing completion of its term in accordance with the provisions of the current Collective Agreement between the ATA and EPSB. The SDF is under review as part of Local negotiations. Consequently, at this point, we are unable to accept applications in support of any PD beyond August 30th to the SDF.  

INDIVIDUAL AND GROUP FUNDING HAS ALL BEEN ALLOCATED FOR THE 2016/17 SCHOOL YEAR. KEEP POSTED AS TO THE STATUS OF THE FUND FOR 2017/18.

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As per a Letter of Understanding in the Teachers' Collective Agreement (September 1, 2012 to August 31, 2017 (extended)), the District committed to the establishment of a Staff Development Fund for 2014-15, 2015-16 and 2016-17 to enable teachers to access funds to support costs incurred in professional development activities or resources related to their individual professional growth plans. A description of the application process and guidelines, as well as application forms are available below. For more information contact the Local's office at 780-455-2164.

Staff Development Fund Guidelines
2016-17 Staff Development Fund Guidelines & Forms

Application Checklist

Ensure you have read the guidelines prior to completing the application forms. Incomplete application forms will not be processed until all of the required information is received. To access Out of Province forms, follow the link in the Guidelines (http://hr.epsb.ca/profDev.htm). You will be required to log in to Staffzone. 

Individual Funding Form
Staff Development Fund - 2016-17 Individual Application Form

Group Funding Form 
Staff Development Fund - 2016-17 Group Application Form

Expense Claim Form
Staff Development Fund - 2016-17 Expense Claim Form

Background

September 2014 - Presentation by James Gerun and Kent Pharis on the Staff Development Fund on YouTube.

Not sure where to look for Professional Development Opportunities? Our ATA Librarian has provided us with a general list of organizations in Alberta that provide professional development opportunities for teachers. Click here to access the pdf.