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August 20, 2020 Events

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Thursday, August 20, 2020
» Grief Loss and Change: Maintaining Vitality through Transitions
Aug 13 to Aug 27, Online Via Zoom
This workshop is held on 3 Thursdays from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

During this covid 19 pandemic, school counsellors have had to learn a whole new way to teach while grieving the daily connections they enjoy with their students. This course will help counsellors and all helping professionals, to understand the dynamic energy of the grieving process that they are experiencing, learn rewarding ways to tend to their broken hearts, while also discovering ways to be supportive to all of the students who also are grieving the loss of their usual school routines and their beloved teacher relationships.

For more information see our website at https://satirpacific.org/event/grief-loss-and-change-maintaining-vitality-through-transitions/

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

Social Emotional Learning-A Whole School Approach
Aug 20, Online
Social and emotional skills form the basis for wellness in all areas of a person’s life. The process through which children and adults acquire the ability to recognize and use emotions to guide behaviours, social interactions, and decision-making is referred to as social-emotional learning or SEL. This workshop was developed to enhance the social emotional skills of adults within a school environment so that they can more effectively model and teach SEL to their students. By focusing on building self-awareness and personal practices of SEL competencies, participants will be able to foster SEL in their school environment – whether they are administrators, teachers, or support staff. Participants will learn and apply practical, powerful strategies to enhance social and emotional competence within themselves and their students. This workshop illustrates a whole-school approach to SEL, and teaches simple, foundational elements that support SEL implementation.

This is a live online event, hosted by the Crisis and Trauma Resource Institute. For more info visit https://ca.ctrinstitute.com/workshops/live-virtual-social-emotional-learning8-20/