Training for a Semiskilled Trade

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The one-year Training for a Semiskilled Trade (TST) program provides focused training in the workplace leading to certification in a designated semiskilled trade, in addition to the opportunity for intensive academic study in the three core academic subjects: English Language Arts; Mathematics; and, French Second Language.

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WOTP Mentoring

Session 3: May 9, 2023

  • Agenda Download
  • Creating and Maintaining a Positive Classroom Culture, Kymberly Morin Download
  • Cross-Curricular Activities, D’Arcy McGee Mod Squad, Teachers, WQSB Download
  • Dungeons and Dragons in ELA, Alex Bon-Miller Download 
  • Using a Digital Portfolio in PJM, Steve Beketa Download 
  • Approaches to Literacy Assessment, John Le Blanc Download
  • WOTP 101: Part 3 – Year-End Reporting and  Certification in the WOTP, Marsha Gouett Download
  • Exit Survey Download

Session 2: April 19, 2023.

  • Agenda Download 
  • Students “at academic risk” in regular education classrooms, Joanna Mckay Download 
  • The What & Why of ASP, Steve Greig Download 
  • WOTP 101 Part 2: The Bridges in WOTP, Marsha Gouett Download 
  • Exit Survey Download 

Session 1: February 3, 2023

  • Agenda Download
  • WOTP Venn Diagram, Steve Greig Download
  • The Single Point Rubric, John Le Blanc Download
  • My Reality, Catherine Nadon Download 
  • Advice for New-to-WOT​​​​​P Teachers, Shannon
  • McGovern Download
  • WOTP 101Part I: Admission Requirements and Profile, Marsha Gouett Download
  • Macdonald High PD, Cameron MayDownload
  • Exit Survey Download

Over the years at WOTP Mentoring Community of Practice sessions, many teachers have shared projects they have worked on with their students. This chart was compiled so that all these great ideas and resources are easy to find and in one location. Look no further if you need inspiration, motivation, and ideas for your next hands-on project. Download

  • Session 7: End of Year Evaluation and Reporting, Friday, April 29, 2022
    • Exit Card March 24-April 7, 2022 Download
  • Session 6: One Room Schoolhouse, Thursday, April 7, 2022
  • Session 5: WOTP Material Creation, March 31, 2022
  • Session 4: Community and Connection, March 24, 2022
  • Session 3: December 3, 2021. All about the Practicum
  • Session 2: December 2, 2021. WOTP 101: An Introduction for new-to-WOTP Teachers.
  • Session 1: December 1, 2021. Preparation for the Job Market: Resource Sharing.
  • Session 5: April 29, 2021
  • Session 4: March 11, 2021
  • Session 3: January 28, 2021
  • Session 2: December 15, 2020
    • PowerPoint Presentation Download
    • Summary *NOTE: The information contained in this summary regarding WOTP work placements and certification in the context of the pandemic is in effect as of December 15, 2020, and is subject to change pending further announcements/updates from the Ministère de l’Éducation du Québec. Download
    • Exit Card Feedback Download
  • Session 1: November 17, 2020
  • Day 4: End-of-Year Evaluation and Reporting for WOTP 2019-2020 Online Session: June 18, 2020.
  • Day 3: Quarantine Edition: April 24, 2020
  • Day 2: November 27, 2019.
    • Agenda Download
    • Powerpoint Presentation Download (This is a large file and may take a few moments to download)
    • Annexe VII Passerelle CFMS-DEP 2019-2020 Download
    • Gold Standard PBL Essential v2019 Download
    • Gold Standard PBL Teaching v2019 Download
    • Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) Calls to Action 62-65 Download
    • TRC Resources Download
    • WOTP and the Five Pursuits Download
    • Job Coaching Infographic ASD Download
    • Job Coaching 2 Infographic ASD Download
    • Employment Practices Infographic Download
    • Resources for Supporting Students with ASD in the Workplace Download
    • Exit Card Feedback Download
  • Day 1: October 3, 2019.
  • Day 4: April 10, 2019.
    • Agenda Download
    • Powerpoint Presentation Download
    • Gail Bernstein, PowerPoint for LINKS Elixirs Download
    • Gerry Weintraub and Elana Bloom, Cracking the Survival code Download
    • Exit Card Feedback Download
  • Day 3: FSL Focus: December 7, 2018 
    • Agenda, with links to resources. Download
  • Day 2: December 4, 2018
    • Agenda Download
    • PowerPoint Presentation Download
    • Resource Table Reference List Download
    • Mini Farm and Smoothie Shop: Successful Entrepreneurship Projects (Ormilla Seecharran and Katie Shea) Download
    • Making It Work: Five Pillars for Building a Successful WOTP Program and Resource Suggestions (Patrick Cousins and Sanda Iacovozzi) Download
    • Patrick and Sandra’s Resource List Download
    • Engaging Multi-Disciplinary Projects Built on WE Resources and Activities (Amy Campbell) Download
    • LINKS Workplace Safety Rap (Gail Bernstein) Download
    • Gail’s Work Placement Journal Download
    • Exit Card Feedback Download
  • Day 1: October 2, 2018
    • Agenda Download
    • PPT Presentation Download
    • WOTP 101, Ingrid Hove Gust Download
    • “Teaching FSL in the WOTP Classroom,” Marie Christine Plourde, ESSB Download
    • Standing Desk Presentation, Billy Boudreau, Graeme Lachance,and Steve Greig, WQSB Download (might take a minute to download)
    • Standing Desk Handout Download
    • Teacher Wellness: Dr. Gerry Weintraub & Dr. Elana Bloom, “Nurturing Emotional Resilience in Educators.” Download 
    • Start, Stop, Continue Download
    • Teacher Wellness Post Card Download
    • Exit Card Feedback Download
  • Day Five: April 18, 2018
  • Day Four: February 7, 2018
  • Day Three: October 12, 2017 for ELA teachers with Dr. Lynn Senecal, Coordinator of the Inclusive Schools Network.
  • Day Two: October 10, 2017 for FSL teachers with Marc-Albert Paquette, FSL Consultant, LBPSB.
  • Day One: September 25, 2017
    • Agenda Download
    • PowerPoint Presentation Download
    • Incorporating Attitudes and Behaviours, Hilary Chaiton, WQSB Download
    • Report Card Behaviours, Hilary Chaiton, WQSB Download
    • Report Card Example, Hilary Chaiton, WQSB Download
    • Exit Card Feedback Download
  • Day 1
  • Day 2
    • Agenda Download
    • Presentation Download
    • Chalk Talk Download
    • Dyslexia and the Workplace Download
    • Instructional, Environmental and Assessment Adaptations Download
    • Learning Disabilities – Definitions and Characteristics Download
    • Links to Documents about Special Education in Quebec Download
    • Mental Illness in the Workplace Download
    • Poem about Dyslexia Download
    • Understanding Students with Mild Intellectual Disabilities Download
    • Exit Card Feedback Download
  • Day 3
  • Day 4
    • Agenda Download
    • Data on file – Dictionary of Terms Download
    • End of Year Reflections and Suggestions Template Download
    • Eveline Taylor Fakebook LES Download
    • LINKS Coffeetable Book Project Download
    • Preparing for the Workforce – Building a Digital Portfolio Download
    • Supportive Teaching Strategies Download
    • The Wall Construction Project Download
  • Classroom Connections Project
    • Presentation of the First Task Download
    • Letter of Introduction and Instructions for the First Task Download
    • Links to School Tour Videos Download
  • Differentiation Project
  • Day 1
  • Day 2
  • Day 3
    • Presentation Download
    • A Brief Introduction to Differentiation Download
    • The ABC’s of Mental Health – Meeting the Needs Within a School Context Download
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