This page lists a selected number of professional development free for EARCOS members and provides access to recent virtual events. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, many EARCOS PD are now held virtually.
Explore the Foundation of Formative Instructional Practices
Presented by: Erma Anderson
Research shows that formative assessment has the power to significantly improve student learning. This workshop, designed for educators of grades 2-12, will focus on the formative instructional practices (FIP) needed to successfully implement effective formative assessment and move student learning forward. Formative instructional practices (FIP) are the formal and informal ways that teachers and students gather and respond to evidence of learning. It helps to think about learning as a journey, and formative instructional practices can guide teachers and students along the way, just like a GPS.
The Importance of School Climate but the Risks in Addressing It
Presented by: John Littleford
Most heads know that below the surface of an apparently happy parent body or faculty lurks the potential for discontent at some level. Underlying issues of disgruntlement exist in every school. An incident can gain traction among a stakeholder group and lead to a firestorm even if only a small group, but one with a powerful voice, is leading and encouraging it.