WHAT ACTIVITIES MIGHT QUALIFY FOR FUNDING?
Funds are available to both permanent and non-permanent teachers for professional development. Some possible professional development activities are:
- Attending conferences
- Participating in workshops
- Pedagogical training
- Taking classes in the Performa Master’s in Education program
- Language training
- Updating technological skills
- Self directed activities such as fieldwork, research, exhibits etc.
WHO QUALIFIES FOR FUNDING?
All teachers covered by the collective agreement qualify for funding (including hourly-paid teachers). However part-time and hourly-paid teachers are allotted funds prorated to their workload. Access for funding for hourly paid teachers is the result of a local agreement between the college administration and the DTU.
HOW MUCH FUNDING IS AVAILABLE TO ME?
Regular sector teachers are eligible for up to $600/year prorated to their workload by units of CI. A full-time workload in the regular sector is considered to be 80 CI units. Teachers can also combine funds from two years to cover their expenses (some restrictions apply to non-permanent teachers).
Hourly-paid teachers have access to $600/year prorated to their workload by # hours taught/year. A full-time workload for an hourly-paid teacher is considered to be 450 hours.
WHERE DOES THE MONEY COME FROM?
Our collective agreement stipulates that every year the college receive from the government 195$ per full-time teacher. This money must be used for professional development activities of teachers.
WHO MANAGES THE MONEY?
The Professional Development Fund Committee, a parity committee, is in charge of approving the requests for funds. The committee is made up of three elected members of the D.T.U. and three representatives of the college administration.
HOW CAN I APPLY?
Contact the firstname.lastname@example.org to pick up a form, or download it at: