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Professional Development Workshops for Educators

Many workshops can be offered on an alternate date for groups of 4 or more. Please contact anne.brown@ontario.ca or tammy.papst@ontario.ca with these requests.

The following workshops are open to teachers, school/board consultants, board coordinators and school/board administrators:

Location

Outreach Information
Location(s), date(s), timing and cost determined upon request (min. 4 people)

On-Site Information:
350 Dundas Street West
Belleville, Ontario
9:30am - 2:30am *includes lunch

NEW: Host Your Own Learning (upon request)

Choose or design a workshop or select a combination of shortened workshops to meet the needs of your professional learning group (4 or more people) at your location or on-site. Select two to four sessions from list below. Fee determined by location and number of staff.

Email anne.brown@ontario.ca or tammy.papst@ontario.ca to schedule.

Technology to Support Students with LD

Topics include:

  • Differentiating Technology in Your Classroom
  • Google Apps for Education*
  • Speech-to-Text and Text-To- Speech*
  • App-Bonanza
  • iDevice as AT to Support Learning*

* Offered as an hour-long session after school as requested by individual or groups of teachers

Instructional Strategies for Students with LD

Topics Include:

  • Reading Strategies Workshop
  • Fluency, Feedback and Metacognition
  • Strategies for Secondary Students with LD
  • Student-Led Conferences & Guiding Questions
  • Assessment and Meaningful Data Collection
  • Developing Conceptual Understanding in Math
  • Math Processes - A Continuum

Understanding the LD Profile

Topics Include:

  • Understanding the LD Learner
  • Explicitly Teaching Self-Advocacy Skills
  • Reading and Understanding a Psycho-educational Report
  • Strengthening Executive Functioning Skills for the LD Learner

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Workshops

NEW: 21st Century Teaching & Learning

Wednesday, Nov. 2nd, 9:30am - 2:30pm

Cost: $35 (includes lunch)

Learn how Sagonaska utilizes technology, such as a 3D Printer, Raspberry Pi Processors, Minecraft and a Maker Space to enhance student learning. Get hands-on experience with this technology and see how it's being used with student examples and participation!

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Google in the Classroom

Wednesday, Nov. 9th, 9:30am - 2:30pm

Cost: $35 (includes lunch)

Learn practical and innovative ways to use Google Read & Write , Google Chrome, Google Classroom and Google Apps in your classroom and with your students.

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Sagonaska Experience Day

Wednesday, Nov. 30th, 10am - 12pm

Cost: Free

An overview of our student profile, available services and application process with a tour of the school and residential facilities.

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Developing Conceptual Understanding in Math

Thursday, Dec. 1st, 9:30am - 2:30pm

Cost: $35 (includes lunch)

Too often the focus in Math sees students trying to memorize procedures they don't understand. Research has shown the benefits of students first learning concepts using Manipulatives, graphic organizers, technology and uncovering concepts through investigation. These techniques seem to especially help students with Learning Disabilities who often have memory problems, but they are good for all students.

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iDevices as Assistive Tools & App-Bonanza

Wednesday, Dec. 7th, 9:30am - 2:30pm

Cost: $35 (includes lunch)

Learn effective ways to use iDevices in the classroom as assistive tools with Sagonaska student examples and participation, with a strong emphasis on a variety of apps that are useful for students with LD. Foundational knowledge of iDevices is necessary for this workshop.

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Understanding the LD Learner & Language Instructional Strategies

Wednesday, Jan. 18th, 9:30 - 2:30pm

Cost: $35 (includes lunch)

An indepth look at the Learning Disability student profile and learn strategies for teaching reading to students with LD. Includes reading strategies, fluency instruction and feedback, and metacognition.

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Workshop Sampler (Cancelled)

Wednesday, Feb. 1st, 9:30am - 2:30pm

Cost: $40 (includes lunch)

Sample three of our different workshops in one day! Session includes: an overview of LD Instructional Strategies and iDevices/App-Bonanza and a shortened campus tour.

Cancelled

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Visiting Teacher Program

As requested

Cost: Free

Spend a day teaching and learning with students with severe learning disabilities in reading.

Email anne.brown@ontario.ca or tammy.papst@ontario.ca to arrange.

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