Professional Development

for Edmonton Public Schools Staff

Never stop learning with Metro’s November Break Professional Development sessions! With a variety of topics to choose from, we are confident you will find something that both interests you and provides you with relevant skills for your job.

IMPORTANT: Your school/cost centre will be charged for any Metro PD session that you register for.

  • Prior to registering, you must receive approval from your Supervisor/Principal and permission to use your school cost coding (Account code and Program code).
  • Please ask your Supervisor/Principal for this information when completing the form.

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  • If you would like to register for a Metro PD session, you must first obtain approval from Human Resources to attend and/or for the reimbursement of the cost.
  • Once you receive approval, please call Metro at 780-428-1111 to make your payment and to register over the phone.

Please visit the following link for more information:

Professional Development Reimbursement Process for Supply Staff 

Instructor-Led Sessions

  • These group sessions are online with the exception of First Aid, which is in-person.
  • Deadline to register is Wednesday, November 8, 2023 before 12 noon.

Nov 13, 2023 PD Day

Google Docs Formatting Magic

Instructor: Esther Pettigrew
Nov 13 | 9 AM to Noon | $69

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Take control of the text in your documents with fabulous formatting, lovely lists, top-notch tabs, clever columns, and timeless tables. Then amaze everyone with a few handy speed tricks to make text editing and formatting a breeze. Discover all the things you wish you knew yesterday.

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Conquer Difficult Situations

Instructor: Catherine Armstrong
Nov 13 | 9 AM to Noon | $69

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Strong relationships at work and in families, communities and organizations thrive on the ability to talk openly and deal with high stakes, emotional and controversial topics and situations. There are three ways to approach difficult situations: avoid, face and handle poorly or face and handle well. Discover the core of every difficult situation and identify practical strategies for safe, respectful and direct communication. Leave with ideas on how to establish and maintain strong relationships, make decisions based on your values and be clear about what you can and cannot do.

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Nov 14, 2023 PD Day

In-person class
First Aid CPR

Emergency First Aid & CPR Level C with AED

Instructor: Dwayne Laing
Nov 14 | 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM | $125


In-person class location: Metro Continuing Education Map

Basic one-day course offering lifesaving first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) skills for the workplace or home. Includes training for adults, children and infants as well as use of an AED (Automated External Defibrillator). Note: To receive your 3-year certification in Emergency First Aid and CPR Level A or C you will need to successfully pass a multiple choice quiz at the end of the session.

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American Sign Language Basics

Instructor: Damian Karl
Nov 14 | 9:00 AM to Noon | $69


Learn the basics of American Sign Language in this full immersion (no speaking) and interactive course. The alphabet, numbers, colours, family and school-related vocabulary will be covered, as well as introductory phrases and conversational dialogue. Some ASL grammar/syntax will also be included, as well as information on Deaf culture and tips for communicating with a Deaf person.

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8 Pillars of Wellness: A Holistic Approach to Optimal Health

Instructor: Rachelle Howse
Nov 14 | 12:30 PM to 3:30 PM | $69

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Focus on your wellness. Rachelle Howse, Kinesiologist, Clinical Exercise Physiologist and mother, will take you on a journey through the 8 pillars of wellness to connect your body and mind and develop strategies to achieve long-lasting peace and wellbeing. You will move for the promotion of physical and mental health, journal reflection and intention and learn effective mindfulness techniques for the reduction of stress and anxiety. Reconnect with yourself and your family as you strengthen your wellness for a positive 2024.

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Online Self-Paced Sessions

Interested in learning independently?

  • The time required to complete one self-paced course is approximately 24 hours: (2 hours per lesson X 12 lessons).
  • Once you are registered, you have 3 months of access to complete the course.
  • Metro's recommendation is that a self-paced course is completed over multiple PD days.
  • Deadline to register is Wednesday, November 8, 2023 before 12 noon.
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