Compassionate Schools Conference

Date: June 22nd, 2022.                            Time: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm                            Place: Hudson Bay High School

Agenda

9:00 am -9:15 am 

  

9:15 am -10:00 am             

 

 

10:15 am – 11:15 am

11:30 am – 12:30 pm

12:30 pm – 1:50 pm 

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Acknowledgement of territory and welcome dance from Wet'suwet'en dancers

Location: Theatre

Introduction to day with description of our learning goals. 

Key Note Address: Linda O'Neill - "How Trauma Affects Learning"

Workshop leaders share workshop learning outcomes with you.

Location: Theatre

Workshop Session #1

Location: Rooms 123, 125, and 127

Workshop #2

Location: Rooms 123, 125, and 127

Lunch - enjoy a delicious  lunch  from the Two Sisters Cafe, curtesy of the Smithers Mental Wellness Action team - gluten free, vegetarian, and vegan options available

Location: Rotunda

Workshop Session #3

Location: Rooms 123, 125, and 127

life_edited_edited.png

Understanding Emotional Wellness and Resiliency

Speaker: Gabor Mate

Workshop Session #1

Room 123

Description: Learn the science behind emotional wellness and resiliency.  Gain the tools that you need so that you can bring these things into your own life and the lives of your students.

Target Audience - educators of all grades and subjects

Kids in Preschool

The Trauma-Sensitive Classroom

Speaker: Dr. Linda O'Neill

Workshop Session #1

Room 125

Description: Learn  how to create learning environments in which students feel safe, aim high, and build strong relationship with caring adults.  In addition, you will learn about the power of   predictability.

Target Audience - educators of all grades and subjects

medicine-wheel-g9789c0527_1920.jpg

The Circle of Courage

Speaker: Shawna Audet

Workshop Session #1

Room 127

Description: Learn how to use the Circle of Courage as a positive behaviour modification system. This restorative approach will transform the way that you think about classroom discipline.

Target Audience - educators of all grades and subjects

Raising Arms

UDL Tools

Speakers: District UDL team

Workshop Session #2

Room 123

Description: Learn how to create a learning environment that removes barriers to learning.  You will leave this workshop with your teacher toolbox overflowing with tools that level the playing field for special needs students.

Target Audience - educators of all grades and subjects

How Trauma Affects Our Ability to Learn

Speaker: Dr. Linda O'Neill

Workshop Session #2

Room 125

Description: Learn the science behind emotional wellness and resiliency.  Gain the tools that you need so that you can bring these things into your own life and the lives of your students.

Target Audience - educators of all grades and subjects

w2.jpg

The Road to the Code

Speaker: Shawna Audet

Workshop Session #2

Room 127

Description: Learn about the reading pyramid and how the brain learns to read. Learn to teach two terrific multisensory drills that help beginning readers move down the road to the code.

Target Audience - those who teach literacy in the primary grades, special education, and literacy teachers.

Classmates

A School-wide approach to PBIS

Speaker: Cheryl Hofweber and the Smithers Mental Wellness Team

Workshop Session #3

Room 123

Description:  Learn how to use the evidence-based 3-tiered Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) framework to create a school in which all students can succeed. 

Target Audience - prior to the conference, you and your staff will decide which staff members will be on the team that attends this workshop.

Students

Creating an Effective Reading System at Your School

Speakers: Smithers Literacy Action Team

Workshop Session #3

Room 125

Description: Work as a school team to analyze the reading systems currently in place at your school.  Use the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal's 2022 recommendations to add qualities that are effective and remove those that are ineffective so that no students are denied their basic human right to read.

Target Audience - prior to the conference, you and your staff will decide which staff members will be on the team that attends this workshop.

How to Create a Compassionate School

Speaker: Shawna Audet

Workshop Session #3

Room 127

Description: Learn how to employ a school-wide approach to trauma-sensitive education.  Develop a school plan that will help move your school down the path towards become a compassionate school.

Target Audience - prior to the conference, you and your staff will decide which staff members will be on the team that attends this workshop.