Professional Development

Hanover strives to build the capacity of all staff, so that all students will learn. This concept is embedded in our divisional priorities, and is reflected in our ongoing investment in professional development events and activities. Various PD opportunities are available to teachers, including workshops, courses, seminars, and conferences. Mentor programming is also offered. A key component in our PD efforts is the HSD Summer Institute. The primary focus of this event is on preparing new and early career teachers for a strong start to the school year, and equipping them with tools to thrive in their new careers. The event runs annually in late August.

Shelley Amos


Colin Campbell

Assistant Superintendent

Geri Harder-Robson

Assistant Superintendent

Why Do You Teach?

When we first begin this profession, a noble profession I might add, many of us say we want to teach because we want to make a difference. We want to make a difference in the individual lives of our students, we want to make a difference for our communities, we want to make a difference…

Jan 29, 2020

Mindframes for Visible Learning

Mindframes for Visible Learning According to recent educational research, one of the most important influences of student achievement is how teachers think about learning and what role they play in learning. In a previous article Assistant Superintendent Colin Campbell discussed Professor John Hattieā€™s book, Visible Learning: A Synthesis of Over 800 Meta-Analyses Relating to Achievement…

Dec 2, 2019 · Shelley Amos

Welcome to the New Learning Matters

Learning Matters. It really does! Over a dozen years ago Assistant Superintendent, Ken Klassen, developed the Learning Matters format we are most familiar with. We now have a comprehensive chronicle of our learning, our work, our thinking and our journey that is over a decade long. Learning Matters is intended to inspire, provoke, stimulate and…

Nov 6, 2019

Visible Learning in Hanover

Hanover Looking to Become More Visible in Their Learning A book that I purchased several years ago began to reappear on my desk last year. Visible Learning: A Synthesis of Over 800 Meta-Analyses Relating to Achievement (2009). This book is built on quantitative educational research and although thick with numbers and possibly a little dry,…

Nov 6, 2019 · Colin Campbell

Leveraging Digital in Our Classrooms

Leveraging Digital in our Classrooms The SAMR model is not new, but it is an excellent reference point for educators. The SAMR model is a progression that categorizes various applications based on the level of technology innovation required to use the application effectively. The SAMR model was created by Dr. Ruben Puentedura. He is the…

Nov 1, 2019 · Colin Campbell