Thursday, November 29, 2018Notre Dame High School710 Broadview Ave 6:30 - 9:00 PM
Sign up for workshops will occur upon arrival at Notre Dame HS on November 6th
Workshop session descriptions: you may choose 2 options from sessions 1 - 5 (each are 1-hour in length) or choose only #6 (2-hour session)
1. The Roots of Reading: Helping your child build language and literacy skills
Language and early literacy skills provide the foundation for later academic success, and parents play a critical role in promoting these skills at home. We will provide practical information and tips for parents regarding how language and literacy skills develop and can be stimulated in the home environment through everyday routines and activities.
2. ABA- Building Capacity
“Why Does She Do that? A Walk Through the Functions of Behavior”This session is designed as an introduction to Applied Behavior Analysis. The functions of behaviour will be discussed along with an overview of OCSB’s ABA building capacity model for 2018-2019.
3. Solving the IEP Puzzle Please join us for a hands-on, interactive session as we assemble an Individual Education Plan which will include accommodations, modifications and alternative pages. Parents will explore the main components and delve deeper into the educational programming as it relates to assessment and the IEP. 4. Shared Solutions: A Guide to Preventing and Resolving Conflicts Regarding Programs and Services for Students with Special Educational Needs. Students, parents, and educators all play important roles in the planning and implementation of a student’s special education program. This session will explore the Ministry of Education document Shared Solutions: A Guide to Preventing and Resolving Conflicts Regarding Programs and Services for Students with Special Educational Needs. We will explore effective strategies and communication tools to support school communities working together to achieve shared solutions that allow students to develop their full potential and succeed in school.
5. How are learning disabilities and mental health issues connected? In this session we will examine a definition of mental health, the dual continuum of mental health and what that means in our schools. The relationship between learning disabilities and mental health will be explored along with practical strategies to support children who are experiencing a learning disability and mental health challenge.
OR CHOOSE ONLY THIS SESSION:
6. Assistive Technology: Join us for a hands-on exploration of “Read & Write” and Google Suite. You will have an opportunity to experience first hand what it is like to use these tools to access the curriculum just as our students do.