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CAROUSEL OF WORKSHOPS 2017

May 5, 2017
Grand River Collegiate Institute (175 Indian Road, Kitchener)

Registration for the Carousel of Workshops is now open!

caroDaily Occasional Teachers may attend the session of their choice.

All full-time LTO’s are required to attend and are to register for the session to which their school has been assigned, either morning or afternoon.  Please watch for your registration information to arrive in the board courier. You are required by your employer, the Board, to attend what is planned for the day. The remainder of the day will be for self-directed activities at your worksite.

Part-time LTO’s (combined 0.5 FTE or above) should register for the session which their school has been assigned and spend the remainder of your FTE at your worksite.

For example, if your FTE is 0.75, you would attend the session at the Carousel of Workshops to which your school has been assigned and also owe 0.25 to the Board by working at the school for that 0.25 time period.

Part-time LTO’s (less than 0.5 FTE) have the option of:

  • working on curriculum related activities at their worksite  OR
  • attending the Carousel of Workshops during their school’s assigned time
  • Please note that part time LTO’s will be required to register regardless of their choice

If you are in an LTO on May 5, you will be required to attend the Carousel of Workshops (following the guidelines above).  If you do not receive your registration information through the board’s courier by April 24, 2017 please contact the OT Office at 519-571-0222.

Daily Occasional Teachers Registration:

Morning Session:https://carousel2017morning.eventbrite.ca

Morning Workshop Information: word document; PDF.

 

Afternoon Session:https://carousel2017afternoon.eventbrite.ca

Afternoon Workshop Information: word document; PDF.

 

Snacks will be served at the break.  Upon arrival at the school, please proceed to the Cafeteria for Registration.

CAROUSEL OF WORKSHOPS (May 5)

Grand River Collegiate Institute (175 Indian Road, Kitchener)

The Carousel of Workshops 2017 is coming!  Mark your calendars for this great day of workshops!

P. D. Day Attendance
All full-time LTO’s are required to attend and are to register for the session to which their school has been assigned, either morning or afternoon. You are required by your employer, the Board, to attend what is planned for the day. The remainder of the day will be for self-directed activities at your worksite.

If you are ill, have a bereavement, or are using a Family Care Day, you must use EasyConnect and report your absence – indicating that a substitute teacher is not required.

Due to limited capacity, schools have been assigned to a specific session and registration will take place on caroMore details about registration will be coming shortly.

Part-time LTO’s (combined 0.5 FTE or above) should register for the session which their school has been assigned and spend the remainder of your FTE at your worksite.

For example, if you are FTE 0.6, you would attend the session at the Carousel of Workshops, to which your school has been assigned and also owe .1 to the Board by working at the school for that .1 time period).

Part-time LTO’s (less than 0.5 FTE) have the option of:

  • working on curriculum related activities at their worksite  OR
  • attending the Carousel of Workshops during their school’s assigned time
  • Please note that part time LTO’s will be required to register regardless of their choice

Upcoming Events – April-June 2016

  • Save-the-date-April 18 – Tim Horton’s Meet & Greet (University & Fischer-Hallman)
  • April 22 – Carousel of Workshops
  • May 2 – Making Math Happen Workshop
  • May 3 – Tim Horton’s Meet & Greet (Hespeler Rd 7 Dunbar)
  • May 16 – OT Drop-In: Math AQ Support
  • May 19 – Local Annual General Meeting
  • June 9 – Tim Horton’s Meet & Greet (Ottawa & Strasburg)
  • End of June – Strawberry Social

Registration information for workshops will follow closer to the date!

 

Carousel of Workshops – Registration closes April 17, 2016!

Reminder of the 5th Annual Carousel of Workshops! The Carousel of Workshops will be held April 22, 2016 which is this year’s ETFO PD Day.

Anyone in an LTO at the time of the Carousel will be required to attend for at least half the day.  The other half of the day may be used for self-directed assessment, evaluation and planning (in your classroom or at school).

  • Daily Occasional Teachers are also invited to attend.
  • Lunch will be available to anyone that is attending for the entire day.
  • Click here for more information about the workshops that will be offered.
  • To register click: http://carousel2016.eventbrite.ca
    Registration closes April 17 at midnight.

Questions about this event?  Please contact our office at 519-571-0222 or office@etfowatots.ca.

Carousel of Workshops – Self Care with Laura McShane

A self-care plan can help you enhance your health and well-being, manage your stress, and maintain professionalism as a worker with young people. Learn to identify activities and practices that support your well-being as a professional and help you to sustain positive self-care in the long-term.

laura-mcshaneLaura is a graduate of the University of Waterloo with  a BA in Social  Development Studies and a Diploma in Social Work.  She is also a certified Life Coach.  Her past work experience includes residential work with young offenders, counselling with youth and families,  and long term community based support to people living with significant mental health issues.  Laura has  experience offering a variety of workshops and education sessions  related to mental health, trauma, suicide awareness, coping skills and stress management.  She is currently the Coordinator of Mental Health Promotion and Education Services for the Region of Waterloo, with the Canadian Mental Health Association -Waterloo, Wellington, Dufferin Branch.

 

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Carousel of Workshops: New Health Curriculum with Stacey Jacobs

stacey-jacobsThis workshop will focus on the recent changes to the new health curriculum. Ideas for classroom implementation and dealing with students around sensitive issues will be discussed.

Stacey Jacobs is the Community Sexual Health Educator at SHORE Centre, Sexual Health Options, Resources and Education (formerly Planned Parenthood Waterloo Region). She has taught Sex Education at grade schools, high schools, universities and in community settings with an evidence based, positive and open minded approach.

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Carousel of Workshops: Brain Gym with Liz Jones-Twomey

liz-jones-twomeyDo you work with  students who may have one or more of these developmental issues:

  •  ADD/ ADHD
  • Behavior challenges
  • Self-regulation issues
  • Language delays
  • Lack of Confidence
  • Challenges focusing

Experience a lively and informative Brain gym workshop presented by  Liz Jones-Twomey, an International Brain Gym and Rhythmic Movement Trainer and Consultant and Practicing Kindergarten Teacher with the WRDSB.

Liz has been a featured speaker on over 4 Continents and co-creator of the award winning cd’s, “Catch a Brain Wave”, & “Smart Fitness, Smart Foods” and “Baby Connections” and new release “Wiggle Jiggle”.

Come explore the use of movements and fun songs to support the integration of the whole brain to make learning easier.

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