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Connected Classrooms--2 days
Presented by: Kari Lotzien
Date(s):
Thursday, November 01, 2018 | 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Friday, November 02, 2018 | 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Session Location:
Central Alberta Regional Consortium 8 Page Avenue, Red Deer, AB
About the Session:

We know that relationships build the foundation for success at school. Some students connect easily and seem to just settle in. The students that challenge the rules, seem disinterested in school or who are highly reactive can make it difficult to form and maintain these connections. This workshop will take you to the next level in reading and responding to behavior.

Participants will:


  1. Learn the neuroscience of attachment and how it can impact behavior in the classroom
  2. Work through case studies and video analysis to further develop our abilities to read subtle, non-verbal cues that impact students
  3. Increase self awareness of our own connection style and triggers in the classroom
  4. Develop a proactive plan to create a space in your classroom where students feel safe, demonstrate respect for others and can explore healthy risk taking
  5. Develop a plan to manage difficult situations “in the moment”

This workshop will be essential for those working with children who demonstrate challenging behaviour, sensory processing differences, anxiety or who may have experienced trauma.

About the Presenter(s):
Kari Lotzien

Kari Lotzien is a passionate speaker and occupational therapist with over 18 years experience working with children, families and school teams. She brings her messages to audiences through stories that take current research and theory and make it relatable. Kari is the founder and owner of To the Stars Occupational Therapy & Wellness Centre. She is committed to creating strong communities through business leadership, international speaking and developing sensory based, trauma informed programs for children and youth.

Cancellation Policy:

Request for cancellation or refund must be received in writing (fax/email) at the CARC office a minimum of 3 FULL business days prior to the event start, or registration fees will apply and refunds will not be issued. If you are unable to attend a session and unable to provide three FULL business days’ notice, please feel free to delegate an alternate to attend in your place.
Cancellation notices should be sent to npenney@carcpd.ab.ca.

Registration Deadline: October 29, 2018
Cost: $60.00
Focus(es): Inclusive Education
Grade Level(s): 2-8
Audience: Teachers, Educational Assistants