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SEINE RIVER TEACHERS ASSOCIATION

NEWSLETTER

Presidents:Message

June
2015
Volume 10.5

execuve,team,as,next,years,Workplace,Safety,and,Health,chair

Thanks,to,our,Treasurer,Eric:Lindquist,who,truly,is,a,rock,star,
when,it,comes,to,running,the, nances,for,the,SRT;,,Eric,is,always,
Dear:valued:members:of:the:.ssociaon, there,when,I,have,quesons,about,the,current,years, nancial,
picture,and,has,presented,a, scally,responsible,budget,for,20152016,which,includes,for,the, rst,me,funding,for,an,independent,
If,theres,one,thing,that,can,be,said,about,our,year,at,the,SRT;,it, o ce,for,the,;ssociaon,(more,on,that,on,page,4),,Without,Erics,
is,that,we,have,connued,to,work,relessly,and,e ecvely,for,our, diligence,and,dedicaon,things,would,most,certainly,grind,to,a,
members,in,partnership,with,our,school,division,,This,year,saw,
nasty,halt,and,I,p,my,cap,to,him
the,ra caon,of,a,new,collecve,agreement,the,introducon,of,
Jennifer:Catellier,and,Natalia:Bontey,earn,thanks,this,year,for,
extra,curricular,recognion,and,the,start,of,a,joint,commiee,
sharing,me,as,our,;ssociaons,Secretary,,Jennifer,was,acve,in,
looking,at,professional,development,and,report,card,wring,,Our,
the,role,up,unl,January,when,she,stepped,away,to,welcome,a,
execuve,experienced,a,number,of,changes,and,we,have,an,
beauful,baby,boy,into,the,world,and,Natalia,was,quick,to,get,
excing,mix,of,new,and,returning,execuve,members,moving,
involved,despite,having,just,began,work,at,;rborgate,School,at,
forward,into,2015-16,,We,introduced,a,new,social,event,
the,beginning,of,the,calendar,year,,Being,secretary,is,no,easy,
(bowling),and,remembered,our,friend,Colleen,Kachur-Reico,at,the,
task,especially,given,that,execuve,and,council,meengs,o en,
annual,golf,tournament,now,dedicated,to,her,memory,,We,
progress,at,a,quick,pace,so,we,were,lucky,to,have,these,two,in,
introduced,vision,coverage,into,our,extended,health,package,
place,to,keep,track,of,it,all
which,will,be,acve,at,the,beginning,of,the,new,school,year
What,more,can,I,say,about,Rebecca:Brown,that,hasnt,already,
We,worked,onyourbehalfall,the,way,to,the,end,of,this,school,
been,said?,,Rebecca,has,been,around,for,a,number,of,years,as,a,
year, and,as,a,result,I,have,excing,news,to,share,,Recent,
Public,Relaons,chair,and,will,be,connuing,on,as,our,Viceagreements,in,Thompson,and,Brandon,include,language,which,
President,as,well,as,our,Equity,and,Social,Jusce,chair,,Her,
impact,the,way,maternity,top-up,is,calculated,for,teachers,
empathy,and,dedicaon,to,all,members,is,something,no,one,
speci cally,in,the,way,breaks,(spring,summer,and,winter),are,
should,take,for,granted,and,her,paence,is,something,to,be,
considered,,We,approached,our,division,as,soon,as,these,
admired,,I,am,excited,that,she,is,connuing,to,bring,her,
agreements,became,o cial,seeking,the,same,collecve,
enthusiasm,and,thoughulness,to,the,execuve,next,year,and,I,
agreement,language,for,our,members,,I:am:happy:to:report:that:
cant,thank,her,enough,for,taking,on,a,role,(VP),which,involves,
the:SRSD:and:the:SRT.:have:an:agreement-in-principle:that:will:
some,extra,me,at,MTS,meengs,next,year
result:in:a:similar:process:being:applied:to:members:in:our:
Speaking,of,empathy,I,want,to,thank,Kathy:Dubesky,for,being,a,
division:who:have:a:maternity:leave:which:is:impacted:by:a:
kind,and,caring,member,of,our,execuve,as,the,Workplace,Safety,
break::While:I:dont:ancipate:adding:the:o cial:leer:of:
and,Health,chair,for,the,past, ve,years,,Kathy,went,above,and,
understanding:to:our:collecve:agreement:unl:later:this:year,:
beyond,her,role,as,she,also,made,sure,that,news,from,the,MTS,
this:will:be:the:pracce:on:a:go-forward:basis::If,you,have,
;boriginal,Voice,and,;con,commiee,made,its,way,to,our,
quesons,about,maternity,top-up,bene ts,please,call,or,email
members,,;s,Kathy,has,now,o cially,rered,I,wish,her,the,very,
;s,is,my,tradion,(albeit,only,one,year,old),I,save,my,many,thankbest,on,the,next,leg,of,her,lifes,journey, she,deserves,nothing,
yous,for,this,edion,of,the,newsleer,as,it,is,a,re ecve,me,
but,the,very,best,and,we,will,miss,her,a,great,deal
Thanks,to,Pat:Liss,and,Dawn:McDonald,who,took,turns,as,our,
Thanks,to,Leslie:Bu e,for,stepping,into,the,role,of,Health,,
associaons,Vice-President,this,year,,Pat,was,an,instrumental,
Wellness,chair,despite,having,to,su er,one,of,the,more,awkward,
part,of,geng,our,new,collecve,agreement,done,in,a,mely,
nominaons,of,all,me,,Leslie,brought,a,winning,atude,with,her,
manner,and,when,he,stepped,down,as,VP,Dawn,was,quick,to,
when,she,joined,the,execuve,team,and,ensured,that,as,many,
step,up,to,the,plate,and,meet,the,challenges,,,We,were,very,
members,as,possible,would,be,able,to,access,,the,Health,,
fortunate,to,have,both,of,these,professionals,in,place,this,year,
Wellness,fund,while,also,planning,two,exemplary,social,events,
and,while,we,will,most,certainly,miss,Dawn,as,she,moves,on,to,
(connuedonpage2)
the,Pembina,Trails,school,division,we,welcome,back,Pat,to,the,

Presidents Message
(PresidentsMessageconnuedfrompage1)
for,our,members,,Leslie,and,I,are,already,hard,at,work,for,next,
year,and,we,hope,to,expand,our,social,calendar,to,include,a,trivia,
night,and,the,return,of,the,divisional,volleyball,night
;,big,thank,you,to,Dan:Lagac,who,expanded,his,role,on,the,
execuve,by,becoming,our,Collecve,Bargaining,chair,in,addion,
to,Resoluons,chair,,Dan,is,a,steadfast,hard-working,member,
who,has,a,multude,of,great,ideas,for,how,we,can,improve,as,an,
associaon,and,I,am,eagerly,ancipang,working,with,him,next,
year,on,a,constuonal,review,and,(can,you,believe,it?),geng,
ready,for,negoaons,in,2017

;ssociaon,done,a,well,as,our,school/workplace,representaves,
to,council,,Whether,it,be,approving,PD,applicaons,reviewing,
Thanks,to,Jason:Sparling,for,his,connued,work,as,our,Educaon, divisional,diversity,policies,standing,up,for,our,members,during,
negoaons,or,making,sure,our,mental,and,physical,wellness,is,
Finance,chair,,Jason,has,been,at,it,for,quite,a,few,years,to,the,
point,where,the,government,FR;ME,reports,are,easy,to,read,and, taken,care,of,the,heroes,on,our,commiees,are,doing,work,for,all,
interpret,,He,has,had,his, nger,on,the,pulse,of,how,money,gets, of,you,and,deserve,not,only,my,thanks,but,yours,as,well,,The,
spent,in,our,division,and,we,are,much,beer,for,it,,Jason,returns, school/workplace,reps,are,crucial,parts,of,the,SRT;,machine,that,
make,sure,all,of,you,get,the,informaon,you,need,about,the,
to,the,post,next,year,and,already,has,some,ideas,in,mind,for,
goings-on,of,the,;ssociaon,,I,can,only,hope,that,there,are,more,
when,the,division,call,us,in,for,budget,consultaon
of,you,out,there,ready,to,do,the,work,of,the,;ssociaon,in,the,
It,is,biersweet,to,say,goodbye,and,thank,you,to,Wendy:Chase,
coming,year,either,as,a,commiee,member,or,council,rep
who,has,been,our,Equity,and,Social,Jusce,Chair,and,our,
Employee,Bene ts,chair,,Wendy,has,been,a,voice,of,wisdom,for, ;,hearelt,thank,you,to,the,professionals,at,the,Manitoba,
many,years,on,the,execuve,and,was,instrumental,in,ensuring,our, Teachers Society,,Whether,it,be,a,sta ,o cer,an,E;P,counsellor,
members,are,safe,and,secure,in,their,profession,whether,it,be,by, a,member,of,the,Provincial,Execuve,or,anyone,in,between,we,
wouldnt,exist,as,an,;ssociaon,if,not,for,the,work,of,the,Society,
ensuring,the,best,health/dental,bene ts,for,our,members,or,by,
and,we,should,all,be,thankful,for,their,e orts
working,with,the,division,on,policies,related,to,equity,and,
respecul,workplace,,

Thanks,to,the,divisional,sta ,at,the,SRSD,that,connue,to,work,for,
and,with,us,on,a,daily,basis,,I,consider,myself,fortunate,to,work,
Similarly,I,say,thank,you,and,au,revoir,to,our,Professional,
daily,with,a,great,number,of,division,administraon,members,
Development,chair,.lison:Graham,,Managing,a,$85000,fund,is,
no,easy,task,but,;lison,made,it,look,e ortless,at,mes,,Her,work, and,look,forward,to,connuing,the,posive,relaonship,we,have,
on,behalf,of,our,members,was,nothing,short,of,amazing,as,she,led, had,with,the,division
the,way,to,ensure,that,our,PD,fund,was,administered,e ecvely,, Finally,thanks,to,all,of,you,that,connue,to,support,be,supporve,
Many,associaons,are,envious,of,what,we,have,achieved,with,our, of,our,work,and,the,work,of,your,fellow,members,,When,I,end,
Division,in,terms,of,an,autonomous,PD,fund,and,;lison,has,been, my,message,each,newsleer,with,In:solidarity,:for:each:of:you:
there,every,step,of,the,way,to,make,sure,the,funds,are,handled,
and:for:each:other, its,not,just,a,nice,way,to,wrap,thing,up,
responsibly
its,a,senment,I,believe,in,and,I,see,when,I,visit,schools,and,talk,
;,pre-empve,thanks,to,.shley:McKague,Kaitlan:Robertson,and,
Cindy:Mason,who,will,be,part,of,the,2015-2016,execuve,as,
Employee,Bene ts,chair,Professional,Development,chair,and,
Secretary,respecvely,,They,are,stepping,into,roles,that,will,
demand,a,great,deal,of,their,me,and,we,will,all,bene t,as,
members,by,the,work,they,are,ready,to,do
Thank,you,to,all,of,the,wonderful,people,who,worked,on,the,
various,commiees,that,we,count,on,to,get,the,work,of,the,

with,colleagues,,Its,what,keeps,us,strong,and,in,our,strength,
great,things,can,happen,,
With,that,I,wish,you,all,a,wonderful,summer,break,during,which,I,
hope,you,can,rest,relax,and,come,back,as,strong,or,stronger,in,
September,,Best,wishes,and,great,weather,for,all,of,you!

Jonathan Waite, President

Professional Development Opportunities


Inquiry:Math:Group:Project
Parc:La:Salle:School
We,had,two,PD,half,days,both,of,which,were,a ernoons,The,
rst,was,March,20th,and,the,second,was,today,;pril,24th,and,
;pril,28th,Connie,Ruggles,Mary,;rkle,Trudy,Szun,;ngela,
Marquart,Breanne,Pomeroy,Nancy,Estabrooks,and,Collin,
;nderson,parcipated,in,these,learning,opportunies
3/4:Mul-age:Team
Our,focus,was,incorporang,ideas,and,strategies,from,Math,
Expressions,by,Dr,Cathy,Marks,Krpan,Good,Quesons,by,
Marian,Small,and,Number,Talks,by,Sherry,Parrish

teaching,experiences,and,ideas,has,proven,to,be,invaluable,
We,are,moving,toward,a,more,collaborave,and,inquiry,based,
way,of,teaching,math,within,our,grade,levels,We,have,made,
numerous,connecons,between,math,and,other,curriculum,
We,also,spent,some,me,planning,speci c,shared,lessons,We,
outcomes,be,it,in,social,studies,language,arts, ne,arts,
implemented,these,over,the,me,period,between,each,
science,or,French,and,we,have,begun,moving,toward,cross,
planning,session,We,discussed,what,worked,what,did,not,
curricular,planning,and,lesson,development
and,what,we,would,change,or,adapt,in,the,future,;s,a,team,
we,selected,the,recipe,lesson,strategy,from,Math,Expressions, 1/2:Mul-.ge:Team
with,the,concept,of,place,mat,math,We,gave,each,class,the,
We,used,Math,Expressions,by,Dr,Cathy,Marks,Krpan,and,
same,recipe,and,me,to,work,on,these,tasks,in,our,own,
Number,Talks,by,Sherry,Parrish,as,basis,for,professional,
rooms,Then,we,held,a,math,congress,with,our,students,to,
discussion,about,how,to,further,develop,student,
share,their,thinking,Following,that,acvity,we,intermixed,our,
communicaon,skills,in,math,We,chose,to,use,the,concept,
students,across,all,three,rooms,and,had,them,share,and,
circles,and,place,mat,math,in,our,classrooms,to,guide,our,
discuss,their,learning,in,a,mixed,classroom,math,congress
discussions,with,students,and,to,provide,evidence,of,student,
This,acvity,was,very,meaningful,for,us,however,a er,our,
learning,We,found,the,observaon,checklists,for,student,
second,meeng,where,we,shared,our,successes,and,
discourse,and,cooperave,work,were,useful,resources,for,
challenges,with,this,acvity,we,have,come,up,with,a,second, assessment
teacher,generated,lesson,using,the,same,inquiry,based,
We,also,looked,at,the,program,Contexts,for,Learning,by,
approach,For,example,looking,to,the,future,we,are,
Catherine,Twomey-Fosnot,This,program,is,a,mul-faceted,
implemenng,an,inquiry,problem,inspired,by,Earth,day,The,
approach,to,teach,basic,math,skills,through,authenc,stories,
problem,is,authenc,and,open,ended,It,is,intended,to,be,
and,related,prescribed,acvies,;s,a,grade,group,we,chose,
conversaon,driven,and,can,be,approached,from,many,angles,
and,prepared,one,component,from,the,Fosnot,kit,to,teach,to,
Students,will,be,given,mathemacal,informaon,about,fresh,
our,class,with,the,book,lessons,and,math,congress,We,
water,consumpon,within,our,school,They,will,have,to,work,
adapted,and,extended,these,acvies,and,concepts,based,on,
in,teams,to,discuss,formulate,and,calculate,how,much,water,
our,student,needs,and,collegial,discussions
in,litres,our,school,consumes,over,given,me,periods,They,
will,then,be,given,a,new,formula,for,consumpon,to,calculate, Together,these,resources,were,bene cial,to,supporng,our,
students,development,of,deep,mathemacal,thinking,and,
and,formulate,how,much,water,could,be,saved,in,the,same,
communicang,Having,the,me,set,aside,for,planning,and,
given,me,periods,Later,this,lesson,will,translate,into,
persuasive,wring,social,studies,and,even,science,outcomes re ecng,with,our,grade,group,was,appreciated
Having,the,me,to,co-plan,re ect,and,meaningfully,share,our,

Professional Development Opportunities


Ethical:and:Legal:Issues:in:Counselling:(07768)
Spring:Term:Course:May:-:June:2015
:by:Melinda:Roy,:Teacher,:CSNC
This,course,provided,me,with,background,knowledge,on,ethical,decision,making,models,and,the,ethical,and,legal,codes,that,guide,
counselling,pracce,There,were,several,opportunies,to,pracce,skills,working,with,cases,involving,ethical,and,legal,issues,We,met,
as,a,group,on,2,Saturdays,and,put,our,knowledge,to,pracce,by,debang,many,scenarios,that,could,possibly,be,presented,to,a,
counsellor,in,school
The,following,are,pracces,learned,that,this,course,stressed,for,counselling,students

The,rights,of,clients,in,counselling
The,responsibilies,of,counsellors
The,meaning,and,requirements,of,con denality,and,privileged,communicaon
The,terms,of,informed,consent,and,ways,of,ensuring,informed,consent,by,clients
The,requirements,for,record,keeping,by,counsellors
The,responsibilies,of,counsellors,in,the,legal,system,(subpoenas,tesmony)
,The,condions,de ning,counsellor,competence
The,condions,de ning,counsellor,malpracce,and/or,negligence

The,assignments,in,this,course,were

Notes,responses,and,journaling,on,individual,topics,(including,Moodle,forums)
Completed,quizzes,on,each,topic
10,item,annotated,bibliography,on,counselling,arcles
Essay,of,publishable,quality,on,a,topic,related,to,counselling,ethics

I,would,highly,recommend,this,course,to,any,teacher,not,just,counsellors,I,learned,a,great,deal,about,student,advocacy,and,what,the,
boundaries,are,when,it,comes,to,working,with,sensive,issues,I,think,all,teachers,should,make,themselves,aware,of,their,legal,
obligaons,and,students,rights,while,working,in,a,school,seng

When:Readers:Struggle:Teaching:That:
Works:Presented:by:Moyra:Bartlee
by:Marisol:Pulido,:Richer:School

explored,meaning,structure,and,visual,cues,and,learned,how,to,
go,beyond,the,score,to,create,a,more,detailed,and,accurate,
picture,of,the,student,as,a,reader
In,addion,to,looking,at,key,points,in,When,Readers,Struggle,
we,also,explored,new,books,for,students,to,read,;s,well,we,
were,introduced,to,technologies,that,can,determine,book,levels

This,interesng,presentaon,was,based,on,the,Fountas,and,
Pinnell,text,book,When,Readers,Struggle,In,a,clear,and,orderly,
While,those,in,aendance,spanned,Grades,K,to,8,Ms,Bartlee,
fashion,Ms,Bartlee,shared,praccal,approaches,for,assisng,
students,who,are,experiencing,di culty,reading,For,example,we, was,able,to,address,the,needs,and,interests,of,our,diverse,group,
The,presentaon,was,engaging,and,having,the,opportunity,to,
looked,at,basic,concepts,like,direconality
share,and,discuss,in,smaller,groups,enriched,our,learning,and,
In,order,to,implement,strong,literacy,instrucon,we,teachers,
gave,us,di erent,perspecves
need,to,be,able,to,idenfy,struggling,readers,have,a,thorough,
understanding,of,the,reading,process,and,o er,appropriate,texts, This,philosophy,of,learning,has,a,very,professional,and,rather,
to,our,readers,We,revisited,reading,records,and,running,records, scien c,feel,to,it,I,felt,that,it,was,a,day,very,well,spent

Professional Development Opportunities


Reggio:at:Richer:and:Riverbend
Richer:School:Group:Project
;,new,interest,has,gradually,been,growing,among,some,Seine,
River,teachers,the,Reggio,Emilia,approach,to,learning
On,;pril,22,6,teachers,from,Richer,School,plus,a,kindergarten,
teacher,from,;rborgate,spent,the,day,at,Ecole,Riverbend,
School,in,Winnipeg,This,is,a,school,where,some,of,the,sta ,
are,implemenng,the,Reggio,Emilia,approach,Our,day,was,
funded,by,the,SRT;

sense,that,they,are,always,observing,the,children,and,planning,
the,learning,process,based,on,observaon,They,create,what,
are,called,provocaons,to,smulate,the,childrens,learning,
This,could,be,concrete,objects,such,as,a,porous,cracked,brick,
which,in,one,Reggio,video,was,used,as,part,of,a,study,about,a,
wall,During,this,long,project,which,had,many,other,facets,
We,already,knew,that,many,of,the,tenets,of,the,Reggio,
the,children,experimented,with,porosity,and,water,and,
philosophy,struck,a,chord,with,us
created,mini-gardens,for,small,plants,The,teachers,also,
We,liked,the,way,that,Reggio,teachers,make,the,childrens,
constantly,re ect,on,their,own,thinking,and,learning,Our,
own,interests,the,point,of,departure,for,planning,their,
experience,so,far,with,this,way,of,teaching,is,that,ongoing,
learning,Reggio,teachers,observe,and,listen,to,the,children,
observaon,of,the,learning,process,and,teacher,self-re econ,
very,closely,to,see,what,direcons,the,learning,process,might,
do,make,this,an,excing,and,intriguing,experience,We,
take,and,plan,from,there
witnessed,the,same,passion,and,commitment,in,the,Reggio,
One,important,queson,on,our,minds,was,the,extent,to,which, teachers,at,Riverbend
the,teacher,plans,and,guides,the,learning,and,we,wanted,to,
Pedagogical,documentaon,is,a,mul-syllable,phrase,for,what,
see,real,life,examples,of,classes,and,teachers,to,judge,how,the,
is,really,a,simple,but,profound,process,It,refers,to,the,way,
Reggio,approach,could,work,for,us
Reggio,teachers,and,students,record,their,learning,
We,Were,aracted,by,the,Reggio,noon,of,the,Hundred,
experiences,It,can,be,done,in,many,ways,for,example,through,
Languages,of,Children,-that,is,the,many,ways,in,which,
photos,videos,and,printed,records,of,the,childrens,thoughts,
children,can,communicate,(print,art,drama,movement,
It,is,done,not,at,the,end,of,a,project,but,throughout,and,is,
music,and,puppetry,for,example),Communicaon,is,seen,in,
used,not,to,create,good-looking,displays,but,to,guide,the,
Reggio,as,necessary,for,cognive,linguisc,and,social,growth, learning,process,and,to,smulate,self-re econ,Our,group,has,
We,saw,the,importance,that,this,idea,was,given,in,some,of,the, been,praccing,pedagogical,documentaon,throughout,the,
Riverbend,classrooms,This,philosophy,certainly,es,in,with,the, year,and,seeing,other,classrooms,at,Riverbend,where,it,is,
idea,of,mulple,intelligences
being,carried,out,was,an,informave,experience,for,us
Coming,from,a,school,where,collaboraon,among,teachers,is,
already,strong,we,iden ed,with,the,Reggio,view,that,it,is,
essenal,for,teachers,to,meet,o en,and,to,work,together,as,a,
team,We,also,agreed,with,the,belief,that,learning,to,
collaborate,is,equally,important,for,the,children,Much,is,
learned,as,they,talk,analyse,compare,hypothesize,and,
problem-solve,;s,well,we,place,weight,on,the,Reggio,view,
that,schooling,must,create,global,cizens,in,a,world,that,is,
increasingly,connected,and,interdependent
Regglo,teachers,are,seen,as,researchers,and,learners,in,the,

The,physical,classroom,itself,is,seen,in,Reggio,Emilia,schools,as,
the,Third,Teacher,The,look,and,feel,of,the,room,is,viewed,as,
very,important,with,emphasis,on,intenonally,planning,
spaces,for,individuals,small,groups,whole,classes,and,a,
pleasing,atmosphere,with,plants,natural,materials,art,and,
displayed,collecons,from,previous,experiences,We,collected,
many,ideas,about,classroom,organizaon,and,design,during,
our,day,at,Riverbend,In,our,school,we,have,given,a,good,deal,
of,aenon,to,the,Third,Teacher,beginning,with,a,
(connuedonpage6)

Professional Development Opportunities


(ReggioatRicherandRiverbendconnuedfrompage5)
Professional,Development,day,last,year,with,a,classroom,
designer,a,further,day,in,our,own,classrooms,with,the,
same,designer,and,including,a,lot,of,love,and,labour,on,
our,parts,We,have,noced,very,posive,e ects,of,our,
new,classrooms,,;lthough,Riverbend,School,is,a,
beauful,new,structure,we,were,not,unhappy,to,go,back,
to,our,quite,lovely,old,rooms,One,of,our,biggest,quesons,
in,vising,Riverbend,School,was,how,to,adapt,the
Reggio,philosophy,which,focuses,on,3,to,6-year-olds,to,
children,in,grade,school,and,to,our,mandate,of,addressing,
the,provincial,curriculum,It,was,interesng,for,us,to,see,
the,soluons,other,teachers,had,reached,For,our,part,we,
are,bene ng,from,inquiry-based,learning,and,
increasingly,incorporang,the,Reggio,aspects,that,suit,our,
school
From,a,historical,perspecve,it,is,interesng,to,learn,
about,the,roots,of,Reggio,Emilia,and,how,it,has,made,its,
way,to,our,lile,village,in,Manitoba
Shortly,a er,the,end,of,World,War,2,a,small,group,of,
teachers,and,parents,in,the,town,of,Reggio,Emilia,in,
northern,Italy,decided,to,rebuild,their,school,which,had,
been,destroyed,in,the,war,Using,the,old,bricks,from,
demolished,buildings,and,the,money,they,got,by,selling,
Nazi,tanks,which,had,been,le ,behind,they,planned,not,
only,a,new,building,but,a,new,way,of,learning,They,didnt,
want,an,ordinary,school,rather,they,wanted,a,school,that,
would,foster,the,crical,thinking,and,collaboraon,needed,
for,rebuilding,a,democrac,society,The,school,blossomed,
spectacularly,and,by,the,1970s,had,spread,to,other,Italian,
centres,In,the,late,1980s,;mericans,became,interested,
a er,a,Reggio,group,made,a,presentaon,at,an,educaon,
conference,Now,thousands,of,teachers, ock,to,see,the,
Reggio,Emilia,school,in,Italy,every,year,We,would,like,to,
thank,the,handful,of,Winnipeg,teachers,who,became,
interested,in,Reggio,Emilia,years,ago,the,Reggio-Inspired,
Coalion,of,Educators,in,Manitoba,that,grew,from,their,
interest,Sandra,Po,our,principal,and,Seine,River,School,
Division,as,well,as,the,Seine,River,Teachers,;ssociaon,for,
supporng,our,foray,into,this,new,educaon,adventure

Reading:Part:I
by:Susanne:Lee,:.rborgate:School
Reading,Part,I,is,the, rst,of,a,three-part,addional,
quali caons,course,o ered,by,the,Ontario,College,of,
Teachers,This,course,explored,theories,and,pracces,related,
to,the,reading,process,The,main,topics,discussed,were,
reading,theories,balanced,literacy,cross-curricular,
implementaon,di erenaon,and,assessment,and,
evaluaon
The,research,presented,in,this,course,included,works,from,
some,of,the,leaders,in,the,arena,of,reading,instrucon,
including,Marie,Clay,Irene,Fountas,Gay,Su,Pinnell,and,Gail,
Tompkins,Using,our,understanding,of,these,readings,we,
were,given,opportunies,to,create,balanced,literacy,plans,and,
assessments,that,included,di erenaon,for,struggling,
readers,and,E;L,students
Within,the,balanced,literacy,secon,an,emphasis,was,put,on,
Running,Records,-,a,point,of,signi cance,this,year,with,SRSD,
The,following,website,was,a,great,resource,for,understanding,
praccing,and,interpreng,running,records
hp//eworkshoponca/edu/corecfm?
pmainmodColour=1modID=2m=121L=1
Several,mes,during,the,course,we,were,set,with,the,task,to,
rethink,our,personal,de nions,of,reading,;s,my,de nion,of,
reading,evolved,so,did,my,perspecve,on,how,I,might,teach,
reading,The,cornerstone,of,my,de nion,came,to,include,the,
fact,that,reading,is,a,language,process,that,includes,wring,
speaking,listening,viewing,visually,represenng,and,
thinking,This,fact,highlighted,the,importance,of,teaching,
literacy,as,a,whole,and,that,even,though,the,focus,of,this,
course,was,reading,instrucon,it,cant,be,e ecvely,taught,in,
insolaon,from,the,other,processes,that,make,up,language

Professional Development Opportunities


Math:WorkshopLearning:Together
La:Salle:School:/:Dawson:Trail:School:Group:Project
by:Robin:Freeth,:Instruconal:Coach
;,professional,development,opportunity,was,organized,for,some,of,the,middle,years,teachers,from,Dawson,Trail,and,La,Salle,
on,October,30th,of,this,school,year,This,workshop,was,organized,in,order,to,provide,support,with,planning,and,using,
manipulaves,in,their,numeracy,program,The,following,learning,goals,were,discussed,during,this,full,day,workshop
1

To,explore,various,resources,for,mathemacs,instrucon

To,become,familiar,with,the,key,concepts,and,skills,in,our,mathemacs,curriculum,(as,outlined,in,the,PRIME,
resource)

To,use,manipulaves,to,build,conceptual,understanding,of,outcomes,in,the,Number,Strand

To,be,introduced,to,a,strategy,for,teaching,mulplicaon,facts

To,understand,the,reasons,behind,teaching,through,problem-solving

To,idenfy,and,create,open-ended,and,parallel,tasks

;s,an,instruconal,coach,I,was,able,to,work,with,these,teachers,to,follow,up,on,the,
topics,covered,Manipulaves,were,purchased,by,the,schools,to,allow,teachers,to,
introduce,concepts,concretely,This,allows,students,to,visualize,concepts,before,
they,represent,their,thinking,symbolically,Open-ended,and,parallel,tasks,were,
introduced,to,assist,teachers,to,meet,the,needs,of,a,wide,range,of,levels,in,their,
classrooms,;s,the,year,progressed,I,worked,with,several,teachers,in,a,co-teaching,
model,to,connue,to,explore,various,strategies,to,assist,with,the,variety,of,learning,
needs,in,their,classrooms
In,the,2015-2016,school,year,many,of,these,teachers,will,connue,to,increase,their,
tool,kit,of,strategies,to,meet,the,needs,of,all,the,students,in,their,classrooms,
through,workshops,and,mini,PD,sessions

I,learned,many,organizaonal,strategies,to,enhance,
consultaon,cooperaon,collaboraon,and,professional,
development,The,topics,covered,in,this,course,were,what,
is,meant,by,inclusion,universal,design,for,learning,creang,
I,aended,a,course,in,the,Winter,2015,term,(January-;pril), compassionate,learning,communies,planning,for,
at,the,University,of,Manitoba,The,course,was,called,EDU;- inclusion,and,creang,inclusive,school,systems
5670-,Strategies,for,Organizing,Inclusive,Classrooms,and,
Teaching,to,diversity,means,creang,an,environment,and,
Schools,and,was,taught,by,Jennifer,Doyle,This,course,was,
providing,acvies,that,allow,students,to,feel,safe,
an,examinaon,of,the,organizaon,and,implementaon,of,
respected,
school-wide,supports,for,access,learning,socializaon,
(connuedonpage8)
behaviour,family,liaison,clinical,engagement,and,
community,services
Strategies:for:Organizing:Inclusive:Classrooms:and:Schools
University:of:Manitoba:EDU.-5670
by:Breanne:Pomeroy,:PLS

Professional Development Opportunities


(StrategiesforOrganizingInclusiveClassroomsandSchools
connuedfrompage7)
and,valued,;s,teachers,we,need,to,teach,to,diversity,It,is,
important,to,recognize,that,social,inclusion,is,a,need,that,all,
people,have,for,belonging,and,for,acceptance,In,this,course,
I,re-designed,an,insighul,rubric,that,re ected,on,social,and,
academic,inclusion,on,students,classrooms,schools,and,
systemac,levels,I,evaluated,my,own,pracce,regarding,UDL,
and,set,goals,with,reasons,based,on,my,understandings,of,
social,and,academic,inclusion
There,are,two,main,concepts,underlying,inclusive,educaon,
social,inclusion,and,academic,inclusion,This,course,helped,
me,to,clarify,my,own,personal,vision,of,inclusive,educaon,I,
had,to,crically,analyze,my,teaching,pracces,and,pedagogy,
in,relaon,to,this,vision,I,evaluated,what,pracces,and,
pedagogies, t,with,my,vision,and,provided,a,means,for,
achieving,this,vision,I,want,to,establish,inclusive,
communies,which,are,both,socially,and,academically,
inclusive,I,want,all,my,students,to,have,access,to,the,
curriculum,parcipate,acvely,in,the,classroom,and,
community,and,see,growth,and,progress,for,all,students,My,
professional,development,goal,of,creang,an,inclusive,
classroom,has,been,expanded,to,a,goal,of,creang,inclusion,
for,all,of,society,and,the,educaon,system,as,a,whole
This,course,taught,many,innovave,approaches,to,addressing,
the,needs,of,students,with,and,without,disabilies,I,would,
recommend,this,course,to,all,teachers,It,was,discussed,how,
to,create,a,school,system,that,works,for,everyone,including,
teachers,and,if,it,was,possible,It,is,important,to,acknowledge,
that,as,teachers,we,need,new,knowledge,and,skills,to,
successfully,implement,both,UDL,and,the,Three,Block,Model,
UDL,is,a,conceptual,framework,for,planning,and,instrucon,
that,is,premised,on,providing,accessibility,for,all,learners,to,
the,social,and,academic,life,of,the,classroom,The,Three,Block,
Model,of,UDL,was,also,discussed,It,is,a,means,to,synthesize,
the,research,on,e ecve,pracce,for,inclusive,educaon,to,
provide,teachers,with,a,praccal,way,of,applying,UDL,to,their,
classrooms,;,valuable,lesson,in,this,course,was,learning,that,
creang,a,school,system,that,works,takes,a,team,of,
professionals,families,and,students,to,make,inclusion,work,
It,is,important,to,realize,that,change,takes,me,and,requires,
speci c,supports,to,be,sustainable

EDU.:7600:Seminar:in:Inclusive:
Special:Educaon:-:September:2014:.pril:2015:Jennifer:Katz::Rick:Freeze
by:Megan:Mowat-Beaudoin
Through,the,2014-2015,school,year,I,took,part,in,a,seminar,in,
Inclusive,Special,Educaon,I,originally,took,the,course,
because,it,is,a,requirement,in,my,masters,program,in,
Inclusive,Educaon,;lthough,this,is,a,required,course,the,
University,of,Manitoba,only,o ers,it,every,other,year,On,the,
beginning,of,the,journey,I,was,not,sure,what,to,expect,from,
the,course,and,was,pleasantly,pleased,with,the,experience,at,
the,end,of,the,process,The,course,was,divided,into,two,parts,
the, rst,half,was,facilitated,by,Rick,Freeze,best,known,for,
creang,precision,reading,and,the,second,half,had,Jennifer,
Katz,(the,3,block,model),took,over,the,class,This,intenonal,
change,allowed,each,student,to,see,di erent,experiences,and,
models,in,inclusive,educaon
The,purpose,of,a,seminar,is,to,allow,students,to,explore,
various,ideas,and,research,on,a,given,topic,Within,the,
inclusive,educaon,seminar,both,professors,allowed,
parcipants,to,explore,areas,that,were,of,interest,to,them,
Rick,provided,a,grounding,in,research,and,educaonal,
philosophy,and,introduced,ways,in,which,di erent,clusters,
see,the,world,of,educaon,and,helped,to,show,how,the,role,
of,educaon,in,society,has,changed,over,me,and,the,ways,in,
which,we,run,our,schools,Jen,on,the,other,hand,allowed,us,
to,further,the,areas,of,study,we,had,chosen,and,showed,us,
how,to,look,ahead,into,the,future,of,schooling
I,was,given,the,chance,to,learn,about,educaon,in,the,penal,
system,the,use,of,educaonal,assistants,the,e ecveness,of,
alternave,educaonal,sengs/programs,and,the,impact,of,
class,size,just,to,name,of,a,few,of,the,topics,covered,over,the,
course,of,the,year,;s,each,student,was,required,to,complete,
several,presentaons,in,addion,to,formal,papers,we,were,
able,to,learn,as,much,from,our,peers,as,we,did,from,our,own,
topics
I,enjoyed,the,course,however,I,feel,it,would,have,beer,
served,me,had,I,been,further,along,in,my,masters,journey,
(connuedonpage10)

Professional Development Opportunities


(EDU7600SeminarinInclusiveSpecialEducaonconnuedfrompage8)
The,amount,of,me,that,we,were,given,to,research,a,single,topic,would,have,been,much,beer,used,if,I,was,ready,to,start,on,
my,thesis,directly,a er,compleng,the,course,Rather,much,of,the,work,I,did,will,not,be,where,I,would,like,to,focus,my,future,
research,It,was,also,an,interesng,way,to,see,how,to,research,develops,and,allowed,me,to,progress,and,hone,in,on,my,
research,skills,and,areas,of,interest,Because,the,course,content,is,driven,by,the,students,it,is,di erent,every,me,the,course,is,
o ered,this,makes,it,hard,to,say,how,useful,it,would,be,to,any,individual,at,any,me,It,was,very,interesng,to,see,what,other,
people,were,looking,into,and,to,get,the,chance,to,dialogue,with,other,student,service,personnel,from,other,divisions,and,to,see,
what,is,being,done,elsewhere,in,the,province
study,with,possible,parcipants,and,their,
parents,Thank,you,to,them,for,their,
support,Finally,I,had,students,and,
by:Teresa:Yestrau,:.rborgate:School parents,ready,and,willing,to,parcipate,
in,my,study,which,focused,on,
The,process,of, nalizing,a,thesis,is,,long, Parcipants,Percepons,Of,Socialone,One,I,never,expected,would,
Emoonal,Well-Being,;s,;,Result,Of,
challenge,my,perseverance,and,make,me, Early,Literacy,Intervenon
queson,my,abilies,to,actually,write,
anything,that,would,get,me,to,the,end,of, The,students,were,great,about,sharing,
their,percepons,about,how,they,felt,
the,process,This,process,started,way,
about,themselves,as,a,learner,when,
back,in,2013,when,I,applied,to,be,
starng,school,when,learning,to,read,
considered,for,the,thesis,route,to,
and,when,they,were,in,the,intervenon,
complete,my,Masters,Program,at,
program(s),The,interesng,thing,about,
Nipissing,University
all,of,this,is,that,both,parents,and,
Once,I,found,a,thesis,advisor,and,worked, children,remembered,similar,things,
out,the,focus,of,the,study,I,discovered,
about,the,process,which,helped,to,
that,I,would,have,to,apply,to,the,Ethics, validate,some,of,the,conclusions,of,the,
Board,for,approval,since,I,would,be,
study
interviewing,children,Before,I,could,even,
Key,themes,that,developed,out,of,the,
apply,to,the,board,I,was,required,to,
complete,an,online,Ethics,course,and,be, data,from,the,interviews,demonstrated,
the,importance,of,interpersonal,
cer ed,Finally,the,applicaon,to,the,
relaonships,how,anxiety,impacts,
Ethics,Board,could,be,submied,They,
asked,lots,of,quesons,to,make,sure,that, learning,how,academic,self-worth,can,
posively,or,negavely,a ect,learning,
anything,I,did,would,not,be,
psychologically,or,physically,damaging,to, and,the,perceived,bene t,of,
intervenon,These,themes,provided,a,
the,kids,involved,in,the,study
means,to,gain,an,understanding,of,not,
;s,this,process,was,carrying,on,I,also,
only,the,experience,of,early,literacy,
had,to,get,permission,from,SRSD,to,
intervenon,but,also,how,the,childrens,
conduct,research,within,their,schools,
social-emoonal,well-being,changed,over,
Thank,you,to,our,school,division,for,
the,course,of,the,intervenon,The,
allowing,me,to,do,this,The,principals,in, results,of,this,study,indicate,that,
the,schools,assisted,as,well,in,sharing,my, intensive,early,literacy,intervenon,has,a,

Masters:Program:at:
Nipissing:University

posive,e ect,on,a,students,percepon,
of,their,academic,progress,as,well,as,
their,percepon,of,their,social-emoonal,
well-being,This,supports,studies,by,
Wangsgard,(2014),and,Galbraith,and,
;lexander,(2005),who,found,that,
students,percepons,of,their,academic,
success,had,posive,implicaons,for,their,
self-esteem,Students,and,parents,alike,
report,that,they,saw,this,posive,e ect,
during,intervenon,and,reported,that,
they,felt,it,connued,following,
intervenon
In,order,for,the,children,to,achieve,social
-emoonal,wellness,they,needed,to,
believe,in,themselves,as,learners,
Following,the,intervenon,the,children,
reported,that,they,believed,they,had,the,
capability,and,skills,necessary,to,be,
successful,I,couldnt,read,one,book,
when,I,went,to,the,school,I,couldnt,read,
one,book,then,I,went,to,ST;RS,and,I,can,
read,a,whole,bunch,of,more,books,The,
parents,reinforced,their,childrens,
percepons,by,indicang,that,they,noted,
changes,in,their,children,during,and,
following,intervenon,That,was,and,
sll,is,I,think,the,program,that,was,the,
most,impacng,and,e ecve,for,childs,
name
The,children,were,also,able,to,arculate,
how,their,learning,had,changed"l,think,
(connuedonpage10)

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(MastersProgramatNipissingUniversitycontdfrompage9) comfortable,allowed,them,to,be,open,to,learning,new,and,
di cult,things,She,told,us,to,point,to,the,words,and,it,helped,
cause,they,taught,us,how,to,read,and,even,they,helped,us,to,
like,concentrate,more,on,the,words
read,Like,they,read,through,the,books,with,us,;lso,we,wrote,
My,thesis,has,passed,through,the, rst,and,second,readers,It,is,
in,journals,which,helped,us,cause,we,had,to,read,them,out,
loudand,how,it,impacted,them,in,a,posive,manner,I,feel, now,in,the,hands,of,the,third,reader,who,is,external,to,
Nipissing,University,Each,of,these,stages,has,caused,a,
that,Im,really,learning,faster,that,I,usually,do
snowball,e ect,of,revisions,resubmissions,and,rewrites,
Relaonships,between,the,students,and,signi cant,adults,in,
Hearing,me,lament,about,all,of,the,eding,I,had,to,do,one,of,
their,lives,were,the,most,impacul,theme,for,the,children,By,
our,grade,6,teachers,asked,me,to,come,share,the,process,with,
sharing,the,posive,relaonships,that,developed,through,the,
her,students,;nyone,who,has,taught,wring,to,middle,years,
intervenon,and,arculang,the,impact,it,had,on,them,the,
students,knows,it,can,be,like,pulling,teeth,to,get,them,to,see,
children,provided,a,clear,indicaon,of,the,importance,the,
the,bene ts,of,the,eding,process,It,has,been,fun,to,share,my,
relaonships,play,in,posive,social-emoonal,well-being,She,
eding,woes,with,them,and,have,discussions,about,how,I,too,
would,give,us,books,and,we,would,get,to,read,with,her,and,if,
struggled,with,frustraons,of,being,asked,to,revise,resubmit,
we,did,good,we,would,get,a,treat,and,that,helped,me,a,lot,
and,repeat,over,and,over,again,They,spurred,me,on,to,keep,
with,my,reading
going!
Strong,relaons,with,parents,peers,and,posive,adults,at,the,
My,thesis,has,just,come,back,from,the,;P;,proofreader,and,
school,are,paramount,to,achieving,social-emoonal,wellyou,guessed,it,more,revisions,; er,so,many,eyes,passing,
being,Both,parental,responses,and,students,re econs,on,
over,it,it,is,amazing,how,many,things,I,have,to, x,up,But,at,
their,relaonships,with,peers,and,the,adults,working,with,
least,there,is,a,light,at,the,end,of,the,tunnel,This,summer,I,will,
them,were,important,contribuons,to,their,feeling,of,safety,
defend,this,thesis,and,,hopefully,, nally, nish,my,Masters,
and,security,I,felt,good,because,the,person,running,the,
Program,Thank,you,to,SRT;,PD,fund,for,supporng,me,along,
ST;RS,was,the,person,that,helped,me,in,Kindergarten,a,lot,so,I,
the,way,to,achieving,this,goal!
was,comfortable,Student,descripons,of,feeling,safe,or,

process,,We,acquired,principles,for,
selecng,instruments,and,conducng,
assessments,of,students,with,special,
needs,,We,gained,an,understanding,
of,key,strategies,concepts,and,
By:Sandra:Turcoe,:EIDCS
procedures,for,the,assessment,of,
I,completed,two,courses,this,spring, speci c,educaonal,concerns,,We,
The, rst,was,Theory:and:Pracce:of: were,able,to,apply,the,material,about,
Standardized:.ssessment:from,
assessment,with,students,exhibing,
Brandon,University,,We,covered,the, a,range,of,exceponal,learning,
following,in,the,course,,We,
needs,,We,gained,an,understanding,
developed,an,understanding,of,
and,applied,key,assessment,
general,approaches,to,the,
concepts,strategies,and,procedures,
assessment,of,students,with,special, within,a,mulcultural,perspecve,,,
needs,We,examined,how,parents,
We,now,understand,the,role,of,
students,and,teachers,view,the,
special,educaon,team,members,in,
special,educaon,assessment,

Theory:and:Pracce:of:
Standardized:.ssessment:/:
Numeracy:in:the:Early:Years

the,assessment,of,students,with,
special,needs,
The,area,of,standardized,assessment,
is,a,business,and,as,educators,we,
need,to,do,our,due,diligence,to,
ensure,that,the,assessment,we,are,
using,to,determine,strengths,and,
weaknesses,of,all,our,students,meets,
theirs,and,our,needs,in,order,to,
provide,data,that,will,inform,our,
planning,strategies,to,support,the,
learner,and,intervenon,processes,,,
I,was,asked,to,collaborate,with,many,
of,our,divisional,consultants,and,
(connuedonpage11)

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Professional Development Opportunities


(TheoryandPracceofStandardizedssessment/NumeracyintheEarlyYearsconnuedfrompage10)
student,services,professionals,to,help,answer,some,of,the,research,that,we,did,,It,was,very,informave,and,I,
learned,so,much,more,about,they,do,how,they,do,it,the,assessments,they,use,and,why,,I,truly,appreciated,them,
giving,of,their,me,to,speak,with,me,and,teach,me,more,about,their, elds,of,experse
The,second,course,I,took,was,part,of,the,Educaon,Post-bac,at,University,of,Winnipeg,Numeracy:in:the:Early:
Years::The,course,goal,was,to,enhance,our,understanding,of,K-4,numeracy,content,issues,and,implementaon,,,
We,covered,numeracy,de nion,,research, ndings,numeracy,resources,(analysis,,crique),sequencing,
Implementaon,arithmec,(principles,mental,basic,facts,algorithms),and,numeracy,implementaon,strategies,,
It,was,an,excellent,course,and,helped,me,to,look,at,numeracy,a,di erent,way,,It,is,really,important,for,students,to,
gain,a,sense,of,why,they,need,to,do,math,followed,by,understanding,the,true,meaning,of,the,operaons,and, nally,
the,pracsing,of,the,skills,by,developing,the,core,meaning,of,arithmec,operaon,develop,social,ulity,problem,
solving,involving,that,arithmec,operaon,and, nally,develop,arithmec,understandings,and,pro ciency,of,mental,
math,automacity,of,facts,and,e cient,algorithms,,
I,have,learned,to,look,at,numbers,and,numeracy,in,such,a,di erent,way,and,I,highly,recommend,this,post-bac,
to,everyone,,You,dont,have,to,be,good at,math,just,need,a,desire,to,provide,a,high,quality,numeracy,program,
that,is,relevant,and,meaningful,to,all,students,

Changes:to:PD:Funding:Guidelines:2015-2016
Category

.mount:.vailable

Notes

In-.rea:and
Out-of-.rea

$40000

;pplicaons,accepted,beginning
September:8,:2015

University:Courses

$15000

;pplicaons,accepted,beginning
September:8,:2015

Group:Projects

$5000

;pplicaons,accepted,beginning
September:8,:2015:unl,March:31,:
2016

Classroom:Visits

Maximum,of,
40:applicaons:accepted

;pplicaons,accepted,beginning
September:8,:2015

Substute:Costs

$30000

For,in-area,out-of-area,group,projects,and,classroom,visits

11

SRTA Scholarships
Once,again,it,was,an,honour,and,a,privilege,to,be,part,of,the,graduaon,celebraons,for,
each,of,our,high,schools,and,the,students,certainly,put,on,a,great,show,,Whether,it,was,the,
group,singing,acvity,at,the,CSNC,grad,the,supporve,parents,at,the,S;C,grad,or,the,
emoonal,valedictorian,addresses,at,the,CLC,grad,I,was,humbled,and,impressed,by,the,
young,adults,moving,their,way,from,high,school,to,the,real,world.
It,is,an,annual,tradion,for,members,of,our,associaon,to,select,one,student,from,each,of,
our,high,schools,for,a,scholarship,award,The,students,are,selected by,the,teachers,in,their,
schools,and,the,recipients,are,those,that,are,headed,towards,post-secondary,educaon,in,
the, eld,of,educaon,,On,behalf,of,the,;ssociaon,I,would,like,to,wish,these,future,leaders,
a,great,deal,of,success,in,their, rst,year,a er,high,school,and,beyond

Caitlin:Leclerc,:S.C

Melissa:Kleinsasser,:CSNC

.aron:Sobkowich,:CLC

12

Your Executive
O ce:Space:.:Place:to:Call:Home
by:Jonathan:Waite,:President

Given,this,informaon,our,treasurer,Eric,Lindquist,prepared,a,
budget,for,2015-2016,which,has,incorporated,a,$3900,increase,
to,our,operang,allocaon,for,12,months,of,o ce,space,
leasing,while,maintaining,the,$150,annual,SRT;,membership,
dues,,

In,May,an,interesng,discussion,took,place,at,our,SRT;,
execuve,meeng,in,regards,to,the,locaon,of,the,SRT;,o ce,,
Historically,the,o ce,has,been,located,in,the,school,of,the,
;t,the,execuve,level,we,understand,how,important,it,is,for,
President,but,is,this,the,best,place,for,members,to,meet?
members,to,be,able,to,meet,in,a,private,place,with,their,
president,while,also,having,a,space,to,store,and,maintain,
During,our,discussion,the,following,points,were,made
important,and,con denal, les,,We,will,be,discussing,the,
Whether,a,member,is,in,crisis,or,not,they,may,not, 2015-2016,budget,at,our, rst,council,meeng,on,September,
feel,comfortable,showing,up,at,a,school,they,dont, 29th,and,I,look,forward,to,hearing,feedback,from,our,
members,,If,you,have,any,quesons,about,this,iniave,
teach,at,to,speak,with,the,;ssociaon,president
please,call,or,email,me
Similarly,members,arent,always,comfortable,
having,the,;ssociaon,president,show,up,at,their,
school,asking,for,them

Meengs,in,a,neutral,space, such,as,a,caf,or,
co ee,shop,is,not,private,and,can,o en,be,a,
distracon,when,issues,are,being,discussed

;s,a,result,the,execuve,tasked,me,with,doing,a,bit,of,
research,in,May, seek,out,the,cost,of,operang,an,o ce,
outside,of,a,school,but,within,the,boundaries,of,the,division,
and,in,a,central,locaon,,I,was,able,to,gather,informaon,
about,o ce,space,in,Loree,Ile,des,Chenes,and,Ste,;nne,
and,found,that,the,most,cost-e ecve,space,was,in,Ste,;nne,
at,$325,per,month,with,all,taxes,and,ulies,included

13

Weekday workshop: 9:00 a.m.3:30 p.m.


Evening workshops (p.m.): 5:309:30 p.m.
Saturday workshops: 9:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
Workshop Fees (unless otherwise noted):
Member $145 Non-Member $175

October 2015
October 5 & 6
The Role of the Resource Teacher:
Supporting Teachers and
Students in Diverse Classrooms

Providing an overview of the role of the


resource teacher in supporting effective
programming for all students.
Topics: effective case management, collaboration strategies, co-teaching models, and
the development of classroom and school
proles. School teams including resource
teachers, principals, and teachers are strongly
encouraged to register.
Facilitators: Barb Melnychuk,
Val Noseworthy
Location: McMaster House
Certification: Special Education

October 21 (p.m.) & 22


FAB 5 Beginning Teachers
Conference

Supporting teachers in their rst ve years


with a variety of practical workshops designed
to develop day-to-day classroom practices.
Topics: classroom management; assessment
and reporting; parent partnerships; classroom
culture; working with EAs; student engagement; teacher wellness, using technology;
inclusive practices; and social media.
Facilitators: Various
Location: Victoria Inn
Fee: $35

Creating Inclusive Classrooms and Schools


Enhancing Pedagogy
Building Leadership Capacity
Register online at www.mbteach.org

To receive credit
hours for certification,
participants must
attend both days.

October 22 (p.m.) & 23


Supervision of Staff:
A Toolbox for Principals

Developing knowledge and skills for


the supervision of staff.
Topics: normative and formative
supervision; legislative responsibilities;
tools for talking; strategies for difcult
dialogue; differentiated approaches to
supervision, and progressive discipline.
Facilitators: Dr. Danielle Fullan
Kolton, Andrew Peters
Location: COSL Fall Conference,
Tyndall Park School
Certification: Administrator Level
1&2

October 22 (p.m.) & 23


Supervision du personnel :
bote outils pour les
directions dcole

Dvelopper les connaissances et les


comptences des directrices et directeurs par rapport la supervision du
personnel d cole.
Sujets abords : la supervision
normative et formative; les responsabilits lgislatives; des outils pour
communiquer; des stratgies pour les
conversations difciles; des stratgies
diffrencies la supervision et la discipline progressive.
Animateur: Dan Turner
Lieu: COSL Fall Conference,
Tyndall Park School
Certification: Administrator Level
1&2

November 2015
Differentiating
Mathematics

Exploring the practices and strategies


that support differentiation in the mathematics classroom.
Topics: analyzing content, process and
products and examining approaches to
help address the wide range of learners
in the classroom.
November 9: Early Years
November 10: Middle Years
Facilitators: Sherry Perih,
eld practitioners
Location: McMaster House

November 12 & 13
Crucial Conversations

Enhancing teacher and leader abilities to


skillfully and respectfully get results and
strengthen relationships when stakes are
high, emotions are strong, and opinions
are opposing.
Topics: identifying and preparing for
crucial conversations; learning how to
stay focused in the conversation; speaking frankly; managing emotions and
stress to promote healthy dialogue; using
a framework to communicate issues and
minimize defensiveness; creating mutual
purpose to resolve conicts; using
communication skills to keep people
in dialogue; and moving from talking
to action.
Additional Materials Fee: $100
Facilitators: Dr. Danielle Fullan
Kolton, Sarah Gazan
Location: McMaster House
Certification: Administrator Level 1
& 2, Special Education, Counselling

Creating Inclusive Classrooms and Schools


Enhancing Pedagogy
Building Leadership Capacity
Register online at www.mbteach.org

November 17
(& February 16)
Catalysts for Change

Developing the skills of teacher leaders


and aspiring and early service school
leaders to initiate, facilitate and navigate
change in educational contexts.
Topics: change theory, case studies,
managing conict, team building, visioning, action research, change frameworks, shared leadership and change
agency. Prerequisite for Day 2 is Day 1.
Facilitator: Dr. Cathryn Smith
Location: McMaster House
Certification: Administrator Level 1
& 2, Special Education, Counselling
Note: This is a two-day workshop.
Both dates must be attended.

December 2015
December 3 & 4
Leading Groups: Effective
Strategies for Building
Community

Learning to be a mindful leader and


knowing how to structure authentic
and productive collaboration.
Topics: designing group work; energizing groups; supporting information
processing; developing collaborative
groups; honing verbal and non-verbal
skills; and dealing with difcult topics
and groups.
Facilitator: Bruce Wellman
Location: McMaster House
Certification: Administrator Level 1
& 2, Special Education, Counselling

To receive credit
hours for certification,
participants must
attend both days.

December 7 & 8
Teaching to Diversity:
UDL and Implementation
for Aboriginal Education

Overviewing the Three Block Model


of UDL, with direct connections to
strategies teachers can use to include
Aboriginal content, culture, and instructional practices that will benet Aboriginal and Non-Aboriginal students alike.
Topics: strength-based and multiple
intelligences; building a sense of community; and Aboriginal pedagogy.
Facilitator: Dr. Jennifer Katz
Location: McMaster House
Certification: Administrator Level 1
& 2, Special Education, Counselling

January 2016
January 18 & 19
Mental Health First Aid
for Adults who Interact
with Youth

Helping education professionals provide


initial support to someone who may be
developing a mental health problem or
experiencing a mental health issue.
Topics: developing sensitivity to the
unique aspects of mental health issues
and concerns in young people; identication of mental health problems;
and appropriate mental health rst aid
intervention strategies.
Facilitators: Deb Radi
Location: McMaster House (Hanover
School Division Ofce on April 18, 19)
Certification: Administrator Level 1
& 2, Special Education, Counselling
Workshop Repeated: April 18 &
19, 2016 (Hanover S.D. Ofce)

Creating Inclusive Classrooms and Schools


Enhancing Pedagogy
Building Leadership Capacity
Register online at www.mbteach.org

To receive credit
hours for certification,
participants must
attend both days.

February 2016
February 5 (p.m.) & 6
Teacher Evaluation: From
Paperwork to Peoplework

Enhancing knowledge and skills of


active and aspiring principals for the
evaluation of teachers.
Topics: legislative responsibilities;
divisional policy and protocols; documentation of professional behaviours in
formative notes; guidelines for summative reports; and effective plans of assistance. Prerequisite: Supervision of Staff
or Supervision & Evaluation Part 1.
Facilitators: Dr. Danielle Fullan
Kolton, Linda Thorlakson
Location: McMaster House
Certification: Administrator Level
1&2

March 2016
March 4 (p.m.) & 5
Dilemmas of Practice:
Frameworks for Leaders
to Interpret and Respond

Helping school leaders to respond


to complex dilemmas of practice.
Topics: interpreting and reacting to
dilemmas; political and ethical lters;
types of dilemmas; the C.O.P.E. approach (Clarify, Options, Plan, Evaluate); dilemma scenarios; and strategies
for reective practice and self-care.
Facilitators: Dr. Danielle Fullan
Kolton, Alysha Sloane
Location: McMaster House
Certification: Administrator Level 1
& 2, Special Education, Counselling

March 14 & 15
UDL: Literacy & Numeracy
in the UDL Classroom

Focusing on writing and mathematical


instruction for diverse learners.
Topics: developing goals to help
diverse learners to think deeply about literature, multi-media text, and mathematical concepts; frameworks for differentiating the instruction and assessment of
mathematical and literacy concepts and
skills; and using models to interpret how
students communicate their feelings,
thoughts, solutions, beliefs and values.
Facilitator: Dr. Jennifer Katz
Location: McMaster House
Certification: Administrator Level 1
& 2, Special Education, Counselling

April 2016
April 7 & 8
Who Are Those Students
Anyways? Teaching with
an Equity and Human
Rights Lens

Helping educators develop skills for teaching in increasingly diverse classrooms.


Topics: Developing awareness about
human rights and equity issues in the
schools; understanding the challenges faced by students from different
backgrounds (religious, cultural, sexual
orientation, life experience); learning
classroom and school wide strategies for
working with students and their parents.
Facilitators: Brahim Ould Baba,
Sarah Gazan
Location: McMaster House
Certification: Administrator Level 1
& 2, Special Education, Counselling

Creating Inclusive Classrooms and Schools


Enhancing Pedagogy
Building Leadership Capacity
Register online at www.mbteach.org

April 18 & 19
So You Think You Can
Lead? Lessons for Aspiring
and Beginning School
Leaders

Introducing aspiring or early-service


principals/vice principals to the basics
of school leadership.
Topics: roles and responsibilities
of the principal; strategies for effective
communication; collaborative team
building principles; relevant legislation,
regulations, and policies; and strategies
for time management.
Facilitator: Dr. Danielle Fullan
Kolton
Location: McMaster House
Certification: Administrator Level
1&2

April 18 & 19
Vous pensez pouvoir
diriger? Leons pour les
nouvelles dirigeantes et
nouveaux dirigeants, et
pour celles et ceux qui
dsirent le devenir

Introduction aux concepts de base de la


direction d cole.
Sujets abords : rles et responsabilits des directrices et des directeurs
d cole; stratgies pour la communication efcace; principes collaboratifs de
formation d quipes; lgislation, rglements et politiques pertinents; stratgies
l gard de la gestion du temps.
Animateur: Dan Turner
Lieu: McMaster House
Certification: Administrator Level
1&2

To receive credit
hours for certification,
participants must
attend both days.