Role/Position with the Council
PD Director Central
What is happening? What is happening in your role and responsibilities with ESLC?
In May, I organized a PD session about strategies to support ELLs in the mainstream classroom. It was held in Red Deer and 10 ESLC members attended. I also recently spoke to a 3rd year Red Deer College School of Education class about working with ELLs in the classroom. I have been working as the local contact for the October 26th AGM/PD event to coordinate with the venue.
Why is this important? What does the above mean for our members, teaching and learning and/or the council?
PD opportunities for ESL are scarce in Central Alberta, so I feel it is important to continue to try and offer PD for ESLC members in this area. There also was at least 1 person who signed up for a Council membership due to the May PD event. There also have been some new members added with the October 26th event. Speaking to pre-service teachers is beneficial to get information out about the Council and the supports/resources provided for when these students do enter their practicums and eventually teaching careers.
What are the next steps? What is next for you in your role - where to from here? What do you need from the council or how could the council benefit from you?
It is important to continue to consider PD opportunities for Central Alberta ESLC members.
Strategic Plan Update: Committee Name
Remarks What have you worked on in relation to the Strategic Planning Committee with which you are working? (Member Engagement , Professional Development,, Advocacy, or Creating Partnerships
The October 26th AGM/PD was part of the plan developed by the PD Committee.