Professional Development

We regularly provide technology based Professional Development to Teachers, Administrators and Educational Assistants in Atlantic First Nation Schools. Check out what is upcoming and what you may have missed.

Upcoming Events

Summer Learning Academy

July 26-30 The Summer Learning Academy (SLA) is a professional learning opportunity that supports the work that Nova Scotia teachers are doing to integrate innovative and research-based practices in their classes. SLA will model online learning and practices to demonstrate to teachers how they can bring these kinds of practices into their own in-person and online teaching. MK Teachers are welcome to Register.

The Summer Learning Academy is continuing in a 100% online format in 2021, with two days of targeted sessions July 26-27 and three days of concurrent sessions July 28-30.

Click HERE for more information and to register.


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Book Creator Training

This session involved using Book Creator in a social studies classroom. If you're interested in using Book Creator in your grade or subject reach out to our team and we will arrange a PD session or a drop in session with your students. We have completed several drop in sessions to support teachers with using Book Creator.

SeeSaw Connect

July 26-30 Seesaw Connect is a completely FREE, virtual conference for ALL Seesaw educators. Join us for a week of connection, on-demand sessions, and other inspiring events hosted by expert Seesaw educators. Bookmark this page to stay in the loop on all things Seesaw Connect 2021. Click HERE to register.


Past and Ongoing Events

Apple Creative Learning Series

FEB. 18 - June 3 Teachers who registered for this Professional Development experience attended every second Thursday evening from 7-8:30pm. Taking some of the skills learned in the Fall sessions and applying them to a "Project" they designed and completed as teams. Covid challenged their ability to complete their work but what was accomplished was valuable experience.

Edwin In June

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Ongoing Edwin Resource Training

Throughout the school year we deliver Edwin training and resources to teachers in grades 5-10. Here is a sample of some of the great resources for June 2021.

How to Make a Choice Board

May 27 - Teachers had the opportunity to join a quick session on how to make a "Choice Board" or "Bitmoji Classroom". Click HERE to get slides and see the Google Meet recording for the session.

Brian Buffington

Middle and High School. Feb 20th Brian served up a fresh batch of "Buff Nuggets" for our Middle and High School teachers. Sharing quick easy tips that can be brought back to the classroom in a highly interactive session with some great prizes as well. Click HERE to get the slides from his session.


Brian Buffington

Elementary School. Feb 27th Brian served up a fresh batch of "Buff Nuggets" for our Elementary School teachers. Sharing quick easy tips that can be brought back to the classroom in a highly interactive session with some great prizes as well. Click HERE to get the slides from his session.


Brian Buffington

Eskasoni Teachers. April 16th Our Eskasoni Elementary and Immersion teachers got a special serving of "Buff Nuggets". Their PD day was full of great ideas on little things they can use immediately in their classroom and teaching. Click HERE to get the slides from his session.


End of the year Google Classroom Clean up tips and tricks!

Check it out if you missed the sessions in June.

Click here for the Slides!

Explain Everything

We have delivered various in person and online training sessions on how to use Explain Everything all classrooms and grades from P-12. If you'd like to see what Explain Everything can do click here.

Flipgrid is a great tool for any classroom both in person and remotely. We have done sessions on use it in all grade levels and subjects. Check it out and see if you'd like to learn more!

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