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Workshops

Each year the Parent and Community Engagement Office (PCEO) provides training opportunities for School Councils  across the system to support the important work of School Councils. 

Please refer to the charts below for all upcoming events and long in details.

Course Name Target Audience Description Workshop Lenght Date(s) Being Offered Zoom Registration Link
School Council By-Laws School Council Chairs/Co-Chairs, School Council Members and TDSB Parents/Caregivers The TDSB has recently issued a By-Laws template for School Councils, comprising a mixture of mandatory and optional sections. Whether you are a School Council wondering how to merge previous By-Laws with the new document, or a School Council that has never had By-Laws, this is a necessary workshop for you. A survey of the document, especially new sections, will be followed by time to share your questions and find workable solutions. This template will ensure that all Schools Councils are built on the same foundation, able to support student achievement and parents/caregivers in our diverse communities. 1.5 hours Monday, October 17, 2022 Register in advance for this webinar: Click here to register for this webinar
School Council By-Laws School Council Chairs/Co-Chairs, School Council Members and TDSB Parents/Caregivers The TDSB has recently issued a By-Laws template for School Councils, comprising a mixture of mandatory and optional sections. Whether you are a School Council wondering how to merge previous By-Laws with the new document, or a School Council that has never had By-Laws, this is a necessary workshop for you. A survey of the document, especially new sections, will be followed by time to share your questions and find workable solutions. This template will ensure that all Schools Councils are built on the same foundation, able to support student achievement and parents/caregivers in our diverse communities. 1.5 hours Thursday, November 17, 2022 Register in advance for this webinar: Click here to register for this webinar
School Council Operations School Council Chairs/Co-Chairs, School Council Members Whether you are a new Chair or have been a in that position before, this workshop will provide you with essential information to support School Council operations. It will feature micro-sessions on communication, insurance, permits, fundraising and other tools available to School Councils. This workshop is also of value to any School Council member. 1.5 hours Wednesday, October 19, 2022 Register in advance for this webinar: Click here to register for this webinar
What, no fundraising? School Council Chairs/Co-Chairs/Vice Chairs and School Council Members Fifty years of research tells us that the most effective engagement occurs in the home. Building the capabilities of parent/caregivers to support their children’s learning helps to ensure that School Councils are meeting their mandate - student achievement. However, many School Councils have fallen into the habit of doing for the school - spending most of their efforts, talents and time on raising money to buy things for them. This workshop will help you to discover how you might take what you’ve often done, and turn it towards meaningful engagement work, helping students achieve and making the system accountable to parents/caregivers. 1.5 hours Thursday, October 27, 2022 Register in advance for this webinar: Click here to register for this webinar
Going to the Margins School Council Chairs/Co-Chairs, School Council Members and TDSB Parents/Caregivers Whose voices does your School Council regularly hear? Whose voices does School Council rarely hear? Have any been silenced? What needs to change? How are race, class, language, ability, nationality and education represented in the parent/caregiver voices Council hears? 1.5 hours Tuesday, November 1, 2022 Register in advance for this webinar: Click here to register for this webinar
School Improvement Process (SIP) School Council Chairs/Co-Chairs/Vice Chairs, School Council Members, Principals and Vice Principals The Ministry of Education and TDSB require that parents/caregivers must be consulted on the creation of the annual School Improvement Process. This requires that input from parents/caregivers be sought and included in meaningful ways. This workshop will look at three options for consultation and how to choose the one that works best for your community. 1.5 hours Wednesday, November 9, 2022 Register in advance for this webinar: Click here to register for this webinar

 

Course Name Target Audience Description Workshop Lenght Workshop Link
School Council 101 School Council Members Independent Learning: Regulation 612, Elections, Funding at your own pace Click here to access this YouTube link
Leading Council School Council Chairs/Co-Chairs/Vice Chairs Independent Learning: Leading in School Council, your school and your community. at your own pace Click here to access this YouTube link

 

PCEO - Past School Council Webinars

All past School Council webinars can be found on the PCEO YouTube channel.

The Parent Involvement Advisory Committee (PIAC) also provides opportunities throughout the year for School Councils. Please visit their page https://torontopiac.com/index.html for further information.

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