THURSDAY Oct 13th, 2022
Adam is a local Alberta Comic who grew up in Cold Lake and now performs all over and runs ABComedy booking himself another comics all over Canada.
Come listen, laugh and relax before we get into the topics on Friday.
- As Heard on Sirius XM Radio
- Just For Laughs: Originals
- Edmonton Comedy Festival
- Named "Edmonton's Funniest Person"
3 Outreach Schools from across the province will share their experience through the pandemic. what changed? what worked? what was new? How they grew? what they learned? What is their future Like?
Other sessions in the works:
Outreach Round tables: Lead By OEC Executives
1. Outreach Successes
2. Outreach Challenges
3. Outreach open Discussions?
Come share, network, learn, take notes and discover just how diverse and wonderful the term "Outreach" means in the province of Alberta
Speaker: Ed Gillis
Topic- Getting to Hope:
Outreach Educators are often the field medics of a system that struggles with meeting the needs of students who have experienced trauma. Problematically, the knowledge and skills required to deal with the effects of trauma are not explicitly taught to teachers. With this in mind, this two-part session begins with understanding trauma, ACES, and the science that will help teachers understand how to help the students affected by the adversity they have experienced. The second part will involve learning to support students by assisting them in overcoming the limiting beliefs that act as a barrier to the hope they need.
Ed is currently a PhD student researching the impacts of historical trauma on Indigenous students with a focus on Social-Emotional Learning supports and intervention strategies for teachers, schools and systems. Ed's current research focuses on the biopsychosocial effects of social interactions (feelings of alienation) and their effects on stress-learning and memory; And, how these (western) scientific frameworks interact with Indigenous ideologies of healthy development. Ed Gillis is an Indigenous educator with over 25 years of experience working with Indigenous and at-risk students in multiple settings including, Indigenous communities, the inner-city, smaller towns and middle-class suburbs.
Speaker: Saffron Centre
Topic: Responding to Online Child Exploitation:
Drawing on our half-day workshop, this summarized version defines online child exploitation and discusses its effects. The training includes recognizing common signs of online grooming and how to respond appropriately when online child sexual abuse or exploitation is suspected. We finish with a focus on proper intervention and techniques to prevent online child exploitation through education.
Speaker: Rita Kruger
Topic: A Game Changer Approach to Behaviour
A Game Changer is anyone who works with kids and realizes the tremendous power they have to make a difference for them. Often the kids that need our help the most can be the most difficult to support and we know that we need access to PD that will give us the tools and kid-tested strategies to understand and support behavior.
Rita will use her personal experiences as a Game Changer and challenge you to rethink the way you approach and manage tough kids in your classroom.
Topic: Game Changers: Why Connection? Why Not?
We have all heard that the key to supporting, teaching and reaching kids lies in building connection and relationships, but why is it so important?
This session will focus on what the current research tells us about making connections, and more importantly, the conditions that make it possible! Participants will be asked to reflect on their own practices and experiences, and we will look at Siegal’s 4 roadblocks that keep us from connecting.
We will challenge these assumptions and fears and start laying the groundwork to explore classroom and kid-tested strategies and examples to empower participants to connect against all odds!
Speaker: Kate Thon
Topic: Seeking Common Ground in Difficult Conversations
Hate Confrontation? Strategies to help manage conflict when communicating with parents. Collaboration between you, your students and their parents IS possible! Bring your real life examples- Good & Bad!
Speaker: Reanne Copley
Topic: Trapped Energy & The Nervous System
This workshop highlights the deep connection between the body and the energetic impulses of our every day lives.
Come discover how the emotions of our everyday lives are becoming trapped in our (already) overstimulated nervous systems & contributing to a high level of burn out.
Join in & discover ways to release energy from from the body on a daily basis through energetic release techniques such as:
Registration Website is HERE!