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August 26, 2020 Events

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Wednesday, August 26, 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

Restorative Justice-Facilitating Dialogue (Live online workshop)
Aug 25 to Aug 27, Online
A restorative justice approach works to repair harm and strengthen communities where wrong has occurred. It seeks to meet the needs of those harmed, while also considering the causes of the wrongful behavior in order to promote accountability and growth for the one who caused harm. This highly experiential workshop utilizes a trauma-informed approach, and provides frameworks for identifying and responding to the needs of all those who were impacted by the wrong. Participants will be trained in the philosophy of restorative justice and will learn the foundational skills for facilitating encounters that lead to restorative outcomes.

This is a live online event hosted by the Crisis and Trauma Resource Institute. To register, please visit https://ca.ctrinstitute.com/workshops/live-virtual-restorative-justice-facilitating-dialogue8-25/