Event Calendar

Aug 12

International Youth Day

Time: All Day

International Youth Day is commemorated every year on 12 August, bringing youth issues to the attention of the international community and celebrating the potential of youth as partners in today’s global society.

The idea for International Youth Day was proposed in 1991 by the young people who were gathered in Vienna, Austria, for the first session of the World Youth Forum of the United Nations System. The Forum recommended that an International Youth Day be declared, especially for fund-raising and promotional purposes, to support the United Nations Youth Fund in partnership with youth organizations.

United Nations

Intergenerational Solidarity: Creating a World for All Ages

The objective of International Youth Day 2022 is to amplify the message that action is needed across all generations to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and leave no one behind.

 

Aug 15

Summer Curriculum Institute 2022: A Gathering of Collaborators to Remix the Conversation About Implementation

Time: 8:00 am - 11:30 am
Location: Online

August 15 - August 19 8:00 am - 11:30 am (MST)

Courses for Implementation: K-3: English Language Arts and Literature (ELAL) & Math, K-6 Physical Education and Wellness (PEW)

Optional Implementation: 4-6 English Language Arts and Literature (ELAL) & Math, Francophone Schools English Language Arts and Literature

Classroom Piloting 2022-23: K-6 Science, French First Language and Literature, French Immersion Language Arts and Literature, Fine Arts


If you believe that collaboration can transform both schools and work…

If you want to build a network with others who are working to implement/pilot the new curriculum ….

If you want to nudge your thinking in new ways by exploring new perspectives…

If you want to actively contribute to a plan for how the curriculum can look in a classroom next year…

Then this is the institute for you!

Rather than a traditional “sit and get” experience, the summer institute is designed as a week-long program to help you map out next year, learn more about how the curriculum has been designed, examine learning outcomes and design assessment to support student learning.  

We will be using the lens of Universal Design for Learning and Understanding by Design to help guide our planning.  We will be looking at ways to embed Indigenous perspectives into our work. 

You can look forward to rolling up your sleeves with your peers to create a plan forward.

Information and Registration

Edmonton Regional Learning Consortium (ERLC)

Aug 15

Parlons français Summer Boot Camp

Time: 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Location: Edmonton (Campus Saint-Jean) 8406 - 91st Street

This is a multi-day event.

Day 1 Aug 15, 2022 (9:00 am to 2:00 pm MDT)
Day 2 Aug 16, 2022 (9:00 am to 2:00 pm MDT)
Day 3 Aug 17, 2022 (9:00 am to 2:00 pm MDT)

For Grades K to 12 Teachers of FSL or French Immersion; Any adult desiring to practice their oral French

Are you a teacher of French whose oral language skills could use a workout? Perhaps your French is out of shape or your confidence level could use a boost to match the level of French you teach. Maybe you’re not a teacher at all, but you want to dust off your French and put it to good use!

Whatever the reason, exercise and build-up your oral French skills in a fun, low-stress, collegial atmosphere where all participants can strengthen their language proficiency. The only prerequisites are that you have had some French instruction in the past and that you are willing to take risks to stretch your language muscles (while laughing at your mistakes!).

Expect to spend three days hearing and speaking French in an atmosphere that helps you dust off, retrieve, or shed new light on your long-ago French lessons. The linguistic workout will leave you exhausted in the best possible way: motivated and confident to begin the school year or achieve your language goals. Post camp you will be able to adapt all oral activities for your own students, regardless of age, language level, or French program.

All sessions will be held in French and participants can expect to hear and use French . The last day will include a walking tour of Edmonton’s French Quarter, weather permitting.

Information and Registration (at no charge)

Edmonton Regional Learning Consortium (ERLC)

 

Aug 16

How to Create an Equitable Classroom Using JUMP Math

Time: 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Location: Online

Wide differences in achievement appear to be natural in mathematics: by the time students enter high school, many will have fallen behind or developed negative attitudes about math.

But new research in cognitive science suggests that math should be the most accessible subject for every brain and that math may also be the most important subject for success at school. (For example, longitudinal studies suggest that math is a stronger predictor of academic success than reading.)

In this webinar John Mighton will explain how teachers can use evidence-based methods of instruction to help all students realize their remarkable potential in math.

Participants will learn about JUMP Math’s innovative “structured inquiry” approach-- featured in Scientific American Mind-- that uses rigorously scaffolded lessons to close gaps in students’ prior knowledge while motivating whole classes to reach new levels of achievement in problem solving.

Information and Registration (at no charge)

Edmonton Regional Learning Consortium (ERLC)

Aug 19

Using Alberta Renewed Curriculum to Support Inclusive Planning

Time: 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Royal Hotel Calgary (Former Executive Royal Hotel) 2828-23 Street NE, Calgary, AB

Shelley Moore

In this full day session, we will build on our understanding of what inclusion is, and look at how we can make it happen using Alberta’s new curriculum. We will look at an overall framework that puts students in the centre of our planning, and look at design frameworks that can help to adjust the context to respond to diverse student need.

For this session we will specifically focus on K-3 Math and ELAL curriculum, as well as K-6 Physical Ed and Wellness, and we will walk through some specific examples from real Alberta classrooms and teams.

Information and Registration

Calgary Regional Consortium

Aug 22

Unpacking the New K-1 Math & ELA Curriculum

Time: 9:00 am - 11:30 am
Location: Edmonton (ERLC Office at Elmwood School) Room 17/18, 16325 - 83 Avenue

Are you ready to begin the year with the new Alberta curriculum or need a refresher? If not, this session is the place to begin. In this hands-on session you will be introduced to the new ELAL and Math curriculum. The focus will be on:

  • curriculum architecture and structure
  • key changes from the current ELAL and Math curriculum to the new 
  • tips for navigating the NewLearn Alberta site
  • how to get started on yearly plans

Please bring a device.

Information and Registration (at no charge)

Edmonton Regional Learning Consortium (ERLC)

Aug 22

Unpacking the New 2-3 Math & ELA Curriculum

Time: 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Location: Edmonton (ERLC Office at Elmwood School) Room 17/18, 16325 - 83 Avenue

Are you ready to begin the school year with the new Alberta curriculum or need a refresher? If not, this session is the place to begin. In this hands-on session you will be introduced to the new ELAL and Math curriculum. The focus will be on:

  • curriculum architecture and structure
  • key changes from the current ELAL and Math curriculum to the new 
  • tips for navigating the NewLearn Alberta site
  • how to get start on yearly plans 

Please bring a device.

Information and Registration (at no charge)

Edmonton Regional Learning Consortium (ERLC)

 

Aug 22

Who are the Métis? Preparing for the school year with your Métis families.

Time: 4:15 pm - 5:30 pm
Location: Online

This session is designed for participants to explore several authentic recommended Métis educational materials that help to create teachable moments and provide foundational learning opportunities through-out the school year.

Building your foundational knowledge about Métis will empower you to select authentic, accurate resources that honour distinct Métis perspectives to weave into your current teaching practice.

Together we will explore resources designed by Métis educators that integrate Métis voices into purposeful lessons and engaging activities!

Facilitator: Billie-Jo Grant

Register

Edmonton Regional Learning Consortium (ERLC)

 

 

Aug 23

CAREERS Health Care Career Exploration Camp

Time: All Day

CAREERS is teaming up with Keyano College and AHS for students entering grades 10 - 12 to participate in a 2-day camp.

Students in the Wood Buffalo region will be exposed to a variety of careers in the health care sector.

Limited space available. $60

For information email acampbell@nextgen.org or call 587-543-0436

careersnextgen.ca

Aug 24

CAREERS Health Care Career Exploration Camp

Time: All Day

CAREERS is teaming up with Keyano College and AHS for students entering grades 10 - 12 to participate in a 2-day camp.

Students in the Wood Buffalo region will be exposed to a variety of careers in the health care sector.

Limited space available. $60

For information email acampbell@nextgen.org or call 587-543-0436

careersnextgen.ca

Aug 24

Changes in French Immersion: From Current Program of Study (1998) to draft curriculum (2022)

Time: 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Location: Online

Comment est-ce que le programme d’étude actuel compare à l’ébauche du curriculum pour les
élèves primaires en Alberta? Cet atelier comparera l’architecture et conception des deux
versions afin d’identifier ce qui est uniforme en structure; examinera où les cinq résutats
d’apprentissage généraux vivent dans l’ébauche; et partagera les ressemblances de certains
éléments clés.


How does the current programs of study compare to the draft currculum for French Immersion
elementary students in Alberta? This session will compare the architecture and design of both
versions in order to identify the common alignments in structure, examine where the current five
general outcomes live in the draft, and share similarities within key pieces.

Register (at no charge)

Edmonton Regional Learning Consortium (ERLC)

 

Aug 24

Managing Trauma and Distress when Coping with Loved Ones’ Risky Behaviours

Time: 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Location: Online

Making waves on mental health and suicide prevention.

Sashbear Expert Education Series - Join us Wed Aug 24 at 7pm ET for "Managing Trauma and Distress when Coping with Loved Ones’ Risky Behaviours" by Cynthia Kaplan, Ph.D.

All are welcome! Webinar via Zoom.

Information and Registration NO Charge

Aug 25

French Immersion Language Arts and Literature: Assembling the 2022 Draft Curriculum (2022)

Time: 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Location: Online

How do the elements of the architecture and design of the new and draft curriculum work?

This session will explain the various elements of the architecture and design of the draft curriculum
for French Immersion, examine the language learning areas identified in the organizing ideas and share the intention of how to combine them into meaningful lessons for students.

Comment est-ce que les éléments de l’architecture et conception des nouveaux curriculums et des ébauches de curriculum fonctionnent? Cet atelier expliquera les éléments variés de
l’architecture et conception de l’ébauche du curriculum en immersion française, examinera les composantes de l’apprentissage de la langue identifiées dans les idées organisatrices et
partagera l’intention sur leur combinaison pour la création de leçons significatives pour les élèves.

Information and Registration (at no charge)

Edmonton Regional Learning Consortium (ERLC)

Aug 30

Resilience, Positivity and Balance--We Can Do It!

Time: 9:30 am - 10:15 am
Location: Online

Jody Urquhart

This uplifting keynote will inspire you to leave the stress and struggle behind in favour of passion and purpose. You can get more done with less stress.  It will inspire you to unleash wild positive emotion in your day and the vitality will move you forward. This hilarious and inspiring keynote is based on Jody’s new book, Bliss Out

Information and Registration

Central Alberta Regional Consortium

Sep 01

Alberta Day

Time: All Day
Location: Alberta

Celebrate Alberta’s culture and heritage on September 1.

On Sept. 1, 1905, the Alberta Act came into effect, formally establishing the Province of Alberta. Recognizing this date in perpetuity as Alberta Day gives Albertans an opportunity every year to come together in a spirit of celebration and express their pride in all things that are uniquely Albertan.  

The Government of Alberta will host Alberta Day celebrations in Edmonton and Calgary and will support other municipalities in planning and hosting their own events, potentially in conjunction with the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations. More details will be shared in the coming months.

In the lead up to the first Alberta Day this September, the Government of Alberta will launch a communications and engagement campaign celebrating Alberta’s history, its people and its contributions to Confederation.

Website

Sep 08

International Literacy Day

Time: All Day

Since 1967, International Literacy Day (ILD) celebrations have taken place annually around the world to remind the public of the importance of literacy as a matter of dignity and human rights, and to advance the literacy agenda towards a more literate and sustainable society.

Despite progress made, literacy challenges persist with at least 771 million young people and adults lacking basic literacy skills today.

https://www.unesco.org/en/days/literacy-day

Sep 14

Diversity and Inclusion in Sport Discussion Series - Anti-Racism in Sport

Time: 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Location: Online

The Goal: To advance awareness and discussion around Diversity and Inclusion in Sport among club leaders who are well-positioned to implement positive change.

Who's running the series: KidSport Calgary and KidSport Edmonton in partnership with INclusion INcorporated and supported by Sport Calgary and Edmonton Sport Council, is offering a Diversity and Inclusion in Sport series, to Local Sport Organizations across Alberta.  All session are being moderated by Andrea Carey, Chief Inclusion Officer with INclusion INcorporated.

Why KidSport is doing this: KidSport believes in education, and we believe it's our responsibility to ensure that the clubs our kids play at have an understanding of the diverse backgrounds and experiences of where kids come from. Through the series, KidSport's hope is to help clubs become better equipped to offer positive, inclusive and safe access to sport.

Join us to learn more about the proactive behaviors, options, and actions we can all make so that people from all backgrounds, ages, and abilities feel welcome, respected, and that they belong at your club. We will be hosting monthly virtual sessions and will be recording each session for those who are unable to attend live.

Session 5 - Anti-Racism in Sport

As a society we are recognizing that racism is imbedded in our systems and structures. Racism is prevalent in sport and this session will talk about what that means and what you need to think about to surface this topic in your sport.

Information and Registration (at no charge)

 

Sep 20

Domestic Violence

Time: 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Location: Online

Domestic violence occurs in numerous forms and can affect individuals of any gender, sexuality, race, socio-economic status, religion, etc. Through a culturally sensitive lens, this Level 1 presentation will provide an overview of domestic violence including the various forms of abuse, the impacts of abuse on children, youth, and adults, barriers in leaving, and resources in receiving help.

The work that Calgary Women’s Immigrant Association (C.I.W.A) as an organization does in regards to providing supports to victims of domestic violence will also be discussed in terms of services, programming, and workshops.

Information and Registration (at no charge)

This session is presented by the Community Education Service of the Mental Health Collaborative, Child & Adolescent Addiction & Mental Health and Psychiatry Program (CAAMHPP) of Alberta Health Services in partnership with the Calgary Women’s Immigrant Association (CIWA).
CES@ahs.ca
http://community.hmhc.ca/ 403 955-4730

Sep 21

The Gift of Gratitude: Creating Gratitude Jars

Time: 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Online

Come join us to explore the gift of gratitude! Through extending appreciation to others we can build ourselves up at the same time. We'll work on some mental health hacks, and discuss some cheap and cheerful activities you can try out with the whole family!

This session is presented by the Community Education Service of the Child & Adolescent Addiction & Mental Health and Psychiatry Program (CAAMHPP) of Alberta Health Services and Closer to Home Community Home.

CES@ahs.ca

http://community.hmhc.ca/

Registration (at no cost)

Sep 27

Managing Anxiety

Time: 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Location: Online

Do the children you work with struggle with anxiety: panic attacks, separation anxiety, stomach aches, headaches, tantrums, obsessions/compulsions, avoidance of activities, racing thoughts, or troubles with sleep? 

Anxiety has many faces, and at this workshop, Tammy Schamuhn, will guide  participants in understanding the psychological and physiological roots of anxiety, why it is on the rise in our children, and what to do to help children better manage it.

This course has a holistic* and strength-based approach that focuses on professionals can do vs. stigmatizing children who are struggling. Attendees will be given resources and direct tools to help their child, or the children they work with, overcome this emotional obstacle.

Information and Registration

Central Alberta Regional Consortium

Sep 27

Words Matter! Supporting Children and Youth through the lens of Mental Health Literacy

Time: 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Online

While there is a positive trend to more openly talk about the mental health of our children and ourselves, there is a lot of confusion about what the terms we use actually mean! What is the difference between a mental health problem, a mental health issue, a mental disorder, and stress and anxiety, for example?

Join Kathy Jarrell, Education Consultant with the AHS Mental Health Literacy Project, for an engaging talk to clarify the terms we use. Leave the session feeling more confident about the concepts, the science and ways to learn more. Let’s not just talk about mental health....let’s talk with shared understanding!

Information and Registration (at no charge)

This session is presented by the Community Education Service of the Mental Health Collaborative, Child & Adolescent Addiction & Mental Health and Psychiatry Program (CAAMHPP) of Alberta Health Services in partnership with the Mental Health Literacy Project.
CES@ahs.ca
http://community.hmhc.ca/ 403 955-4730

 

Sep 28

School Council Establishment Meeting

Time: 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: 1140-Keswick Drive SW Edmonton, AB T6W4J4

Joan Carr
Catholic Elementary/Junior High School

Establishment Meeting

2(1)     If a school that is required to have a school council has no school council, the school must, within 40 days after the start of the school year, hold a meeting for the purpose of establishing a school council.

On the advice of Alberta School Councils’ Association, we will have our School Council Introduction and Establishment workshop on Wednesday, September 28th at 6:30 PM. This way we can be sure to invite ALL parents/guardians with children enrolled in the new school to participate in School Council. Please mark this date in your calendar. 

As you know we are still registering students on a consistent basis so waiting until September ensures parents who enroll throughout the summer have an opportunity to be a part of this process.

https://www.ecsd.net/2435/page/43561/school-council

 

Sep 29

Juno House presents: Healthy Brains = Healthy Children

Time: 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Location: Online

Before High School graduation, one third of adolescent girls will experience depression, anxiety disorders, self harm or an eating disorder.

At Juno House www.junohouse.ca we believe in the extraordinary healing power of parents and caregivers. We believe that you can learn all of the skills that you need to become your teen’s emotional coach. We believe that talking does not grow neurons; experience grows neurons. We will share steps and strategies from the Juno House Therapeutic Model that will give you effective emotional coaching tools for your children as they develop through adolescence and into young adulthood.

You will learn about :
• Neuroscience and the developing brain,
• Brain integration of the left and right brain,
• How anxiety develops,
• The background of emotions and how to understand them in your child,
• The five emotional coaching steps,
• Strategies to help guide your adolescent through the challenges they will face in their academic, peer, and emotional environments.

This session is presented by the Community Education Service of the Child & Adolescent Addiction & Mental Health and Psychiatry Program (CAAMHPP) of Alberta Health Services and Juno House.

Registration (at no charge)

 

Oct 02

INTERNATIONAL WALK TO SCHOOL WEEK

Time: All Day

Canada held its first national Walk a Child to School Day in 1998 with participants from five provinces. In 2000, the first International Walk to School day officially began. Today, schools from all thirteen provinces and territories join millions of students worldwide as they walk to school.

Day: October 5th

Week: October 2 - 8, 2022

Information

Oct 04

Understanding Psycho-educational Assessments = Understanding Your Student

Time: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Online

Do you have a child or work with a student who struggles at school?

Psychoeducational assessments combine standardized assessments of a child’s intellectual and academic abilities with the dynamic clinical judgment of a trained psychologist to determine the what, how, and why of struggling students. This process measures overall aptitude and academic achievement around core academic skills and any additional factors that may impact a child at school (e.g., attention and concentration, learning disability, mood, anxiety, etc.) and provides strategies to support them.

Whether a diagnosis is made or not, the information can be used to identify what the child needs to reach their potential. This session will take a deep dive into what caregivers and educators need to know about the psychoeducational process including:
• When and why psychoeducational assessments are done
• The psychological processes that underlie learning: such as language and phonological processing, fine-motor and graphomotor processing, executive functioning, visual-spatial processing, processing speed, working memory, etc.
• The specific academic skills being investigated: including reading, writing, math, language, etc.
• Aspects of social/emotional and behavioural functioning that may be impacting the student: including attention and concentration, depression, anxiety, etc.
• The diagnostic process
• Recommendations, strategies, and accommodations
• Using the psychoeducational assessment report for Individual Education/Program Planning (IPPs, IEPs, etc.)

This session is presented by the Community Education Service of the Mental Health Collaborative Initiatives & Child & Adolescent Addiction & Mental Health and Psychiatry Program (CAAMHPP) of Alberta Health Services in partnership with Foothills Academy Society.

Registration (at no charge)

Oct 05

The Impact of Environment on Mental Health

Time: 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Location: Online

Our internal environment is often reflective of what is happening in the external environment. In this workshop, Tania Johnson will explore the connection between the classroom environment and mental health.

Participants will be introduced to the psychology of colour, lighting, ventilation, temperature and seating. The workshop will also look at the impact of noise and clutter on optimal functioning. At the end of this workshop, participants will have a toolbox of strategies that they can implement immediately to enhance mental health in the classroom.

Information and Registration

Central Alberta Regional consortium

Nov 01

Navigating Technology with our Youth

Time: 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Location: Online

In this 1.5 hour presentation, we will discuss the role of technology and today’s youth. The message of this presentation is not only based on technology, but also about a child’s healthy brain development and the necessary parenting/caregiver role in creating healthy, emotional, regulated, and integrated brains. This presentation will address the underpinning of a child’s emotional brain development and how to grow it, as well as how technology can dangerously hijack this.

We believe that talking does not grow neurons; experience grows neurons. This workshop is designed to give attendees the skills to become their child’s emotional coach. The workshop will provide participants with:
• An understanding of the basic neuroscience behind healthy brain development,
• The dangers of technology for healthy brain development,
• Technology use rules that will help your child
• When building healthy brains, how to identify emotions in your child/student, and
• How to become your child’s/student’s emotional coach in only five steps and in that, build a resilient child.

The presentation is facilitated by a therapist from Juno House who has years of both clinical and facilitating experience. Juno House was founded in 2008 as a Centre of Excellence for adolescent girls and young women who are experiencing anxiety-based mental health issues of self harm, obsessive compulsive disorders, depression and eating disorders.

This session is presented by the Community Education Service of the Child & Adolescent Addiction & Mental Health and Psychiatry Program (CAAMHPP) of Alberta Health Services and Juno House.

Registration (at no charge)