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Writing Rocks in Kindergarten

Learning to write is daunting to many young children, but there are a number of high-yield strategies you can use to help children develop both the skill and will to write. In this session, educators will explore topics such as learning to honour children’s attempts at writing with an asset-based lens, exploring the concept of… Read more »

Spur Executive Function in Kindies

This workshop will introduce developmental ideas of executive function with a specific focus on ‘future thinking’ and practical strategies developed by Sarah Ward (SLP) & Kristen Jacobsen (SLP). As occupational therapists, Rae and Ross are interested in the connection between self-regulation and executive function development. Participants will learn practical, easy-to-implement strategies which they can use… Read more »

Running Records for Newbies

Running records are an excellent tool to identify patterns in reading behaviours. They capture what a child understands about the reading process. This session is designed for teachers who want to learn how to administer and score a running record. You will learn all the coding tricks to record your observations of what your student… Read more »

Responsive Life Skills Trays

Life skills are an integral part of development. Come be inspired by the unlimited ways you can use and present Life Skills Trays in a responsive environment; not only serving the children’s ‘skill development’ and core competencies but also their ever changing interests as well. Studying Fine Arts upon high school graduation, Kristi had a… Read more »

Wood Working for Kids Made Simple

Participants will be introduced to basic building techniques including tool use/safety.  Class management ideas on how to run a successful “Applied Designed” unit in the classroom will be included. Various wood working projects will be presented with participants leaving the session with a completed project. Don is a retired Langley teacher.  Building birds houses and… Read more »

Indigenous Art Ideas & Integration

Many teachers want to implement new provincial curricula aimed at addressing Indigenous knowledges into the classrooms, and many don’t feel equipped or understand the mechanisms that have brought present day education systems to their current state. Brandon will spend time breaking down these concepts and will also strategize about where to go next in your… Read more »

Honouring the Authentic Needs of Children

Children are citizens of the world. They are born competent and complete and it is our duty to honour and respect their individual needs. Children’s time today is more structured than it has ever been at any point in modern history. We need to ask: are we honouring a child’s authentic needs or are we… Read more »

From Play to Project

Children’s curiosity and wonderings, along with their play and explorations, can spark an interest that raises questions for investigation. Attentive teachers act on this interest and facilitate learning through the project approach. Projects enable young learners to go deeper into topics and integrate knowledge and skills in meaningful ways. Attend this workshop to examine how… Read more »

Community Resources & Loose Parts

Inspiring room makeovers don’t have to cost a fortune. With community connections and an understanding of the concept of loose parts the possibilities are endless. Of course if there is some money, there are many creative ways to make your dollar go further. In this workshop we will discuss using community resources and loose parts,… Read more »

Beyond the Music

In the presentation, participants will be given hands on tools to use in their own classroom settings. Participants will learn some techniques on how to use music effectively to grow a child’s developmental skills, such as focusing, attention, listening, language and creative thinking. All this can be done with ease and is simply replicable and… Read more »