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Professional Learning Weekend Events at Canadian Academy

Thank you for your interest in Professional Learning workshops at Canadian Academy. We look forward to sharing and collaborating with you as we work together to support learning for all our students.

Events for the 2019-2020 School Year:
Creating Cultures of Thinking with Dr. Ron Ritchhart of Harvard Project Zero CA STAFF ONLY - External Participant Fees will be refunded

For all questions about Professional Learning at Canadian Academy, please contact Renee Rehfeldt, Director of Learning (

Visiting Canadian Academy

Canadian Academy is located on Rokko Island, Kobe, Japan.

  • Airports near CA are: International - KIX Osaka Kansai Interntional; Domestic - Osaka Itami ITM, Kobe UKB, or Osaka KIX
  • Please click here for details of the KIX Airport Shuttle Bus, which takes about one hour and goes directly to the Sheraton Kobe Bay Hotel and Shin-Kobe area. Booking is required for return if departing from Rokko Island and can be done online.
  • The Kobe Bay Sheraton and Plaza Kobe hotels are very close to CA, on Rokko Island and walking distance to the school. Some visitors prefer to stay in hotels in the Sannomiya area of Kobe, with many more food and entertainment options.
  • Travel time from CA to Sannomiya is about 25-30 mins via the JR line and Rokko Liner.


Renee Rehfeldt, Director of Learning:

Professional Learning at Canadian Academy is rich and varied, focused on improving student learning and inspiring creative inquiry. Teachers at CA are actively involved in professional learning, including working towards school goals, collaborative planning, assessment, reflection, using student data and more.

Teachers' annual goals are based around a self-directed, collaborative Tankyuu teacher inquiry projects. Our teachers are encouraged to lead learning through Teachers Teaching Teachers sessions, and supported to become workshop leaders, school visitors and presenters.

You can find out more about the life of a teacher at Canadian Academy from our employment pages.

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