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August 12, 2020 Events

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Wednesday, August 12, 2020
» Anxiety in Children and Youth-Practical Intervention Strategies (Live Online workshop)
Aug 12, Online
Childhood and adolescence are critical times for emotional and psychological development. During these stages, anxiety patterns can begin that continue into adulthood. Anxiety represents our body’s natural alarm system, signalling the possibility of danger. When this response arises too frequently or intensely and doesn’t match actual situations of danger, it can interfere with life and cause great distress. Having caregivers who are equipped to support and teach children and youth skills for managing and interrupting their anxiety patterns is crucial for early intervention. This workshop will provide a structure for understanding how anxiety works in the nervous system. Participants will also learn a diverse range of skills that can be taught and practiced with children and youth. These skills are designed to decrease anxiety and expand the capacity for managing emotions and anxious thought patterns.
This is a live virtual online event hosted by the Crisis and Trauma Resource Institute.
For more information or to register, please visit https://ca.ctrinstitute.com/workshops/?tribe_paged=1&tribe_event_display=list&tribe__ecp_custom_16=Public+Workshops

Online Pro-D Course: Engineering for Your Classroom
Jul 17 to Aug 30, Online
This free, self-guided, online pro-d course, is designed for grades 4-9 BC educators (teachers, teacher candidates, and administrators), who are interested in developing their capabilities and confidence in teaching engineering activities in their classrooms. Activities in this course relate to BC’s Science and Applied Design, Skills, and Technologies (ADST) curriculum. After completing this course, teachers will have ideas inspiration, and resources to incorporate engineering & design-thinking activities into their classroom.
Course Details
- 8 modules to be completed, at your own pace, in 8-12 hours.
- Hands-on design activities relate to several engineering disciplines: civil, mechanical, biomedical, materials, computer, and sustainability.
- Course content includes ready-to-go activities, inspiration for your own activities, resources for further learning, and a foundation in how to incorporate engineering in your classroom.
- Hands-on activities you can complete at home and try with your classrooms. All activities use only common household items.
- This course is hosted on a UBC course platform. It is free and easy to use!

More Information: www.geeringuponline.ca/teachers