In June, we promised that the application forms for the SRTA Professional Development Fund would be available mid-August, and we are delivering on that promise today. On our new PD page, you can see the status of the fund and can download all of this year’s documentation, including the 2013-2014 PD Fund Guidelines. We recommend that you read the guidelines before sending in your applications, as there have been some changes to this year’s application process. In addition to the DOCX application forms you can fill out and send in via email, we will be opening up online application forms on our web site once the fund officially opens for applications. No application will be accepted before then, but you are certainly welcome to get your forms ready to email as soon as the fund opens at 12:01 AM September 3rd.

If you are looking for PD events for the coming school year, the Manitoba Teachers’ Society has a number of exciting and interesting PD sessions throughout the year. On their website, they have outlined the sessions for the year and provided a catalogue for you to look through. We have been adding in these events to our calendar as well which provides yet another way for you to stay connected to PD opportunities. MTS seminars often fill quite quickly, so it’s a great time to sit by the pool or on the deck and read through the options available to you this year courtesy of MTS.

If you have any questions about the PD fund, you can contact PD Chair Allison Graham or SRTA President Jonathan Waite.