Professional Development Seminars

Our Professional Development seminars are non-credit courses designed for teachers and education specialists to enhance their skillsets, explore new research and best practices, and gain knowledge and understanding with practical implications.

Upcoming Courses

Please note, this course is limited to educators in School District 23. 

Tuesdays, february 7 to march 14, 2023

ELL/EAL Teaching and Learning in Multilingual Classrooms: Part One

Participants in this 12-hour series of professional development seminars will consider transformative and impactful ways to work with English language learners (ELL) or English as an additional language (EAL) learners in school settings. With an overview of the mechanics of ELL/EAL teaching and learning, additional language learning theory, and key classroom supports for ELL/EAL learners, participants will come away with concrete ideas to incorporate into their teaching practice.

Learning Outcomes

After completing this professional development seminar, participants will be able to:

  • Create welcoming environments for ELL/EAL learners
  • Understand factors that contribute to additional language learning
  • Develop strategies to support ELL/EAL learners that benefit all students
  • Support ELL/EAL learners from varying linguistic backgrounds
  • Foster key language skills development for ELL/EAL learners
  • Provide effective feedback and assessment to ELL/EAL learners
  • Employ a variety of teaching methods to meet the needs of ELL/EAL learners
  • Apply relevant additional language acquisition theory to teaching and learning
  • Align ELL/EAL teaching and learning with the First Peoples Principles of Learning
  • Reflect on their particular teaching and learning contexts in relation to these seminars

Date & Time

February 7 – March 14, 2023

In person class on Tuesdays (Feb. 7, 14, 21, 28, Mar. 7 & 14) from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.


Hollywood Road Educational Services, 1040 Hollywood Rd. S, Kelowna, B.C

Course Cost

The cost for this six-week non-credit course is $260.



Please note, this course is limited to educators in School District 23. 

More Information

For more information, please contact Dr. Peter Arthur at