Professional Development

Changes to PD Fund Allocation effective July 1, 2020

Changes to PD Fund Allocation for 2020 - 2021

The PD Committee has voted to change the way the PD Fund is allocated to teachers.  Over the past few years, funding allocations have been made with the purpose of using the current PD fund and reducing a surplus. As the surplus has been mostly eliminated, funding allocations must be adjusted to accommodate both the needs of members and the lower fund amount available.

This change will be effective July 1, 2020.

Here’s a summary of the new allocations:

  1. Up to $1000 is available per member per school year for CREDIT COURSES only.
  2. Up to $600 is available per member per school year for regular PD.
  3. Up to 30 applications per year for self-directed PD will be accepted (1 TTOC day per person per year).
  4. Additional TTOC days are no longer available.
  5. Only PD activities within Canada will be funded.
  6. Interest Based Group PD funding is no longer available.

If you have already applied for funding for summer activities, your application will be adjusted to reflect the new changes. We are in process of creating new forms; in the meantime please use existing forms and changes will be made at the DTA office.

Any questions contact Marilyn

PSA Conferences

PSA conferences are eligible for PD funding. Your school is expected to co-fund your PD applications, and your principal and PD contact must sign your form. Usually PD applications must be submitted at least 14 days prior to the conference or workshop, but we make a special exception for these PSA day conferences; they must be in the office before 4pm the day before the PSA day. Nevertheless, please get your application in as soon as possible! For PSA day only, you may also claim membership fees in your application if they are included in your conference fee.

Don't forget to submit your PD receipts for reimbursement after the course is complete!