Category: Session C

Nervous vs. Anxious

The purpose of this workshop is to assist teachers and staff in increasing their own mental health literacy and also to increase their ability to pass this literacy on to the children and families with whom they work. Especially during younger grades, separation anxiety is a common struggle but teachers and parents sometimes struggle to… Read more »

Introduction to Singing Games

This singing games workshop is for all, but especially for those who do not feel comfortable singing or think they can’t sing! Based on the SongWorks approach (SongWorks Educators’ Association) we will be actively involved in the playing of singing games. We will also explore how singing games can provide a rich context for social… Read more »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »