Teaching and Learning - Professional Learning

Administrators Association Professional Development Plan

Peace River School Division's Administrators Association 2015-2016 Professional Learning Plan including ideas for Site-based PD days.


The Alberta Regional Professional Development Consortia (ARPDC) promotes student learning and achievement, school improvement, and parental engagement in the educational process through the provision of professional learning opportunities at the local, regional and provincial levels.

On the ARPDC site you will find:

  • Connections to your Regional Consortium,
  • Professional Learning Opportunities dedicated to meeting the needs of Alberta Educators and
  • Professional Development Resources made for your classroom.


ASCD is a global community dedicated to excellence in learning, teaching, and leading. Founded in 1943, ASCD (formerly the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development) is the global leader in developing and delivering innovative programs, products, and services that empower educators to support the success of each learner.

Bureau of Education & Research (BER)

Bureau of Education & Research (BER) is the leading provider of staff development and training resources for educators in North America. Founded by educators in 1976, the Bureau has grown to provide national and regional training programs across the entire Canada and United States.

Edmonton Regional Learning Consortium

One of seven regional consortia serving the Edmonton area.

Jigsaw Learning

Jigsaw Learning is Kurtis and Lorna Hewson, two educators committed to making a difference in education.  They have worked with our schools, district and leaders to establish collaborative learning structures that ensure success for all students.  By ensuring the development of effective structures and supports that meet and honour the needs of each unique school context, they can help in establishing, extending and sustaining powerful collaborative learning communities.

Jensen Learning

This website will provide books on Brain-Based Learning and Brain-Based Teaching as well as Eric Jensen's Brain-Based PowerPoint Presentations to help you deliver a clear concise learning experience and a powerful presentation to your teaching staff.

Northwest Regional Learning Consortium

One of seven regional consortia that works with schools, school authorities and six partner organizations to create professional development opportunities based on the learning needs identified by school and school district personnel as well as parents and partner organizations.

Project Based Learning (PBL)

Project Based Learning is a teaching method in which students gain knowledge and skills by working for an extended period of time to investigate and respond to a complex question, problem, or challenge.