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October 20, 2017 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm


Manitoba Teachers’ Society (MTS) Professional Development (PD) Day

(formerly known as SAGE Day)

Friday, October 20, 2017
8:00 AM – 3:30 PM
Manitoba School for the Deaf
242 Stradford Street, Winnipeg

Manitoba Association of Visual Language Interpreters, in partnership with Manitoba Education, invites interpreters, signers, AEIP/DSP students, parents, teachers, and others to attend this annual Professional Development Day.

ASL-English interpretation will be provided.

The 1-hour parking restriction on Stradford Street will be lifted for the day. Parking in the lot is not permitted.

Registration fee (GST included):
$35.00 MAVLI Members
$40.00 Non Members
$20.00 DSP/AEIP Students
$20.00 Half Day

Please register by clicking here.


8:00 a.m. Registration

8:45 a.m. Opening Remarks

9:00 a.m. Workshop: Joanna Hawkins and Natasha Tuck (Please check back for more information.)

10:30 a.m. Break: Light snacks provided by Sorenson – Please bring your own mug to help the environment

10:45 a.m. Ethics Workshop – Kristina Goranson

Small and large group discussions will let us have a closer look at some of the ethical challenges and dilemmas we face in our field every day.

11:45 a.m. Wrap Up

12:00 p.m. Lunch Break. There will be a pizza and Caesar salad lunch available for purchase to raise funds for the MSD student activites. See below if you are interested in ordering lunch.

1:00 p.m. Welcome Back – Afternoon Warm-Up

1:15 p.m. ASL Workshop

Throughout the afternoon a variety of ASL vocabulary and topics will be covered by an amazing group of individuals with loads of experience in the K-12 setting with Deaf children. Be ready for some hands on learning.

2:15 p.m. Break: Light snacks provided by Sorenson

2:30 p.m. ASL Workshop Continued

3:15 p.m. Wrap up and Evaluations


MSD is pleased to host a lunch for the MAVLI workshop on October 20, 2017. All proceeds go towards a variety of MSD student activities which include events such as the Youth Canada Tournament of the Deaf and the Japan Exchange Program. These events allow students to meet fellow Deaf peers and participate in cultural, sports, and artistic activities.

Combo #1 – 2 slices of pizza, Caesar salad and a drink – $10.00

Combo #2 – 1 slice of pizza, Caesar salad and a drink – $7.00

1 slice of pizza – $4.00

Caesar salad (large) – $4.00

For more information, please contact: Erica Trethart or Kristina Goranson – mec@mavli.com


October 20, 2017
8:00 am - 5:00 pm


MSD 242 stradford street
242 Stradford Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada
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