Category: Session B

Branching Out With Learning

Participants will see how taking their students outside onto the school grounds can enhance learning. Math and English language arts activities will be presented incorporating all aspects of the curriculum along with Indigenous principles. A schoolyard tree can provide many opportunities for students to explore and learn about their environment.  Children’s literature will also be… Read more »

ABC’s of Phonological Awareness

Are you new to teaching or want more information about how to support your students’ phonological awareness?  Join us and learn what the difference is between phonological and phonemic awareness.  We will explore why it is so important for all our students’ literacy development.    You will walk away with how, when and where to… Read more »

ABC’s in the Outdoors

Have you been curious to try Wild Wednesdays or Forest Fridays with your class? Worried about how you’ll structure your day and add meaningful learning around all that distraction? Come and get some inspiration and ideas for how you can include literacy learning outdoors. You’ll come away with some active phonemic awareness games, a story… 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 »

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 »

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 »