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October ProD 2021: Pulling Together: Connection and Belonging

We are excited to facilitate a free virtual Professional Development opportunity on the Friday, October 22nd, Professional Development Day for all SD61 employees.

Theme: The day focuses on the importance of connection and belonging and this theme will be woven throughout the day.

This offering is in addition to the PSA conference offerings seen here: http://www.psaday.ca/ 

Based on attendee and presenter feedback, SD61 will be offering two keynotes, and one interactive workshop that will occur 10:30am – 12:00pm.

Shape of the Day

Morning Keynote Session 9:00am – 10:00am
BREAK and Reflection 10:00am – 10:30am
Interactive Morning Sessions 10:30am – 12:00pm
LUNCH and Reflection 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Keynote Session 1:00pm – 2:30pm
Final Reflection 2:30pm – 2:45pm

ALL Oct 22nd 2021 – Session Descriptions Linked Here

Session Descriptions

Morning Keynote – 9:00am – 10:00am

Morning Interactive Workshops – 10:30am – 12:00pm

    1. Story Making: Literacy Learning from Play to Pencil(K-3)
    2. Pathways to the head, the heart and the hand: reading & writing for deep understanding (Grade 6-8)
    3. Instructional strategies for deeper and more connected learning in secondary (Grade 9-12)
    4. Cultural Safety: A journey towards reconciliation (K-12)
    5. Indigenous Storywork – Engaging Primary Learners Through Play (K-3)
    6. How to Reignite Connection: From Burnt Out to Fired Up! (K-12)
    7. ADHD in the Classroom (K-12)
    8. Connectedness through health –  solving roadblocks to better deliver the PHE curriculum (Grade 8 – 10)
    9. Using diverse texts to build connections in secondary ELA classes (Grade 9-12) – CANCELLED
    10. Connecting CB-IEPs to Student Agency, Belonging, and Competence (K-12)
    11. Rehumanizing Mathematics Classrooms (K-12)
    12. An Introduction to the Proficiency Scale (K-12)
    13. Eportfolios Using FreshGrade Connect and Using the Proficiency Scale (K-8)
    14. Cultivating Connection: 10 Strategies to Deepen Your Connection to Self & Students (K-12)
    15. Regulation Strategies In The Classroom (K-12)
    16. Bâtir une communauté d’apprentissage en immersion française bar le biais de l’oral
    17. SOGI at the Elementary Level (K-5)
    18. The Rainbow Connection: Fostering Empathy and Belonging for LGBTQ+ Students, Staff, and Allies (Grade 6-12)
    19. Supporting Emotional Balance in Ourselves and our students: An attachment/trauma informed approach for uncertain times. (K-12)
    20. Fostering Resilience with EAs (teachers welcome)
    21. Behaviour as Communication (K-12)
    22. Land-Based Learning: connecting our students to the land (Grade 6-12)

Afternoon Keynote – 1:00pm – 2:30pm

See attached PDF here – Oct 22nd 2021 ProD PDF