NLTA Special Interest Councils
Special Interest Councils are professional learning communities dedicated to life-long learning and the ongoing professional growth of NLTA members. Their mandate includes offering a range of professional development programs, including conferences, institutes, focus groups, teleconferences, and e-learning initiatives. Councils communicate with their membership using a variety of current technologies. As part of their mandate, the councils will respond to curriculum and program concerns, develop position papers on critical issues, work with government on curriculum development and advise the NLTA on matters of importance.
Currently there are twelve special interest councils (click on the council name to access their website):
- Health Education Council
- Math / Science Council
- Newfoundland and Labrador Counsellors’ and Psychologists’ Association (NLCPA)
- Physical Education Council (PESIC)
- School Administrators’ Council (SAC)
- Second Languages Council-Le Council des langues secondes
- Special Services (COSS)
- Speech Language Pathologists (SLP)
- Small Schools Council
- Teacher Librarians Newfoundland Labrador (TLNL)
Technology Education Council (TESIC)
If you are working in one of these specialized areas, you may choose to join the appropriate council. By participating in Special Interest Council programming, you can avail of the latest information on methodologies, trends in particular disciplines, and changes in curriculum as they develop and emerge.
Special Interest Councils advertise their programs through The Bulletin, the NLTA website, school boards, schools and media.
If you are a member of a Special Interest Council, you will be automatically notified of professional development opportunities. Since helping our membership become more effective teachers is always an overriding goal of this Association, the activities of our Special Interest Councils are geared to improving classroom practice.
Please make every effort to be an active member of special interest councils that are of interest to you. If you wish to become a member of one of the existing councils, you have only to contact the president of that council, and you will be sent the necessary membership information. Opportunities also exist for you to become an executive member of one of the councils, thereby allowing you to take on a valuable leadership role within the Association. As a council member, you will be kept current on exciting new learning and discoveries in your field.
If you have any questions, concerns or ideas re the NLTA Special Interest Councils, contact Ian Crewe, Administrative Officer – Programs & Services by calling 726-3223 or toll-free at 1-800-563-3599, ext. 232.
|SPECIAL INTEREST COUNCILS|
| Council (click on the Council name for more information)
||President||Phone / Fax|
|Health Education||Kellie Baker
Cowan Heights School
100 Canada Drive
St. John’s, NL A1E 2M8
CDLI – Brother Rice High Annex
75 Bonaventure Ave.
St. John’s NL A1C 3Z3
Bishop Feild Elem.
46 Bond St.
St John’s NL A1C 1S6
|NL Counsellors’ & Psychologists’ Assoc.||Kelly Brenton
St. Edward’s School
P O Box 17043
Kelligrews NL A1X 3H1
|Physical Education||Mike Pittman
St. John Bosco School
75 Linegar Ave.
St. John’s NL A0A 1J0
|School Administrators||Christina Pike
MacDonald Drive Jun. High
110 MacDonald Drive
St. John’s NL A1A 2K9
|Small Schools||Chad Horne
Cottrell’s Cove Academy
100 Main St.
Cottrell’s Cove, NL A0H 1L0
|Special Services (COSS)||Danielle Doyle
95 Valley Rd.
Carbonear, NL A1Y 1A7
|Speech Language Pathologists
A P Low Primary
600 Bartlett Dr.
Labrador City NL
|Teacher Librarians Newfoundland & Labrador||Leigh Borden
Holy Trinity Elementary
10 Doyle’s & Quigley’s Lane
Torbay NL A1K 1A7
|Technology Education||Megan Roome
Villanova Junior High
2698 Topsail Rd.
CBS, NL A1W 4B1