While some LBS practitioners visit this web site for quick answers to specific questions, others are interested in a professional development training resource that provide for concentrated work in particular areas. Due to the comprehensive nature of these courses of study and the work required to complete a course, CESBA has been eager to find a way to acknowledge and recognize this dedication to learning.
Lakehead University, located in Thunder Bay, Ontario, is authorized to award non-credit certificates to participants who successfully complete professional development courses in Lakehead’s Faculty of Education, Department of Professional Development in Education. Most of the professional development courses found on LBSpractitionertraining.com are now included in the roster of online PD courses offered at Lakehead U. LBS Practitioners wishing to complete courses for certification need to register for each course through Lakehead University.
In December, 2011, Lakehead's Department of Professional Development in Education will be replacing the current LBS courses with updated courses that address the same subject areas but align with the new Ontario Adult Literacy Curriculum Framework.