Author: Nick Ubels

Les Centres de Litteratie

Learn to organize literacy centres in your full-day kindergarten classroom that use your time efficiently while optimizing student learning. A variety of literacy centre ideas will be presented and blackline masters for some centres will be shared. Bring your ideas! This will be a great opportunity to share what works in your classroom with others… Read more »

Empowering Children Outdoors

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to be in a classroom without walls? What would happen if you decided to go against the grain and make your classroom the outdoors? Join us as we dive deeper into child centred, place-spaced learning. “Risky” play, environmental stewardship, empowering language, problem-solving and critical thinking are just a… Read more »

K’s Exploring Math: Make and Take

Kindergarten children are natural explorers and love to engage in activities that activate their curiosity.  Come along and explore the endless possibilities of engaging our youngest learners in a world filled with numbers, shapes, and more.  You will not only make a variety of different games and engaging activities to take away with you but… Read more »

Yoga & Mindfulness for Self-Regulation

Come join us in this exciting workshop offering hands-on activities to easily integrate yoga and mindfulness into your classroom setting. Children’s yoga helps to develop essential tools such as self-regulation, a stronger mind-body connection, and introduces skills that help children to find a sense of inner-calm. These yoga tools are gifts that can transform the… Read more »

La Litteratie et la Maternelle (Part I)

How can you get your French Immersion kindergarten students speaking in French? How can you build their vocabularies while also teaching the revised curriculum? This workshop offers participants a month-by-month tool box of activities that build literacy skills and vocabularies simultaneously. This session is well-suited to teachers new to teaching French Immersion kindergarten or for… Read more »

LGBT2Q+ Education in Elementary

Regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity, all young people are exposed to ideas about relationships and gender. Through parents, peers, and the media, they are taught what is acceptable, expected, and also what is undesirable. This session will show you how to use a combination of art, education, and dialogue to delve into the… Read more »

Living the K Life: Make and Take

Kindergarten children love to play with letters, language, reading, and writing.  They explore and engage in activities that activate their curiosity.  Come along and explore the endless possibilities of engaging our youngest learners in a world filled with letters, language, and more.  Not only will you make a variety of different games and engaging activities… Read more »

Reconciliation and Indigenous Place

The current colonial structures that are heavily represented in our education systems, do not benefit our most vulnerable populations.  Participants will gain a deeper understanding of First Nations histories, and how to engage in socio-political discourse and social justice issues with children.  Presentation is done in the form of pedagogical narrations, some short video clips,… Read more »

La Litteratie et la Maternelle (Part II)

Teachers new to French Immersion kindergarten often feel overwhelmed trying to figure out what to teach their students, when to teach it, and how!  This workshop will build on the first session of “La Litteratie et la Maternelle” by sharing day plans, term plans and yearly overviews of the new curriculum including curricular competencies and… Read more »