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Do Dragonflies Breathe Fire?--Teaching Through Meaningful Inquiry that Engages Children
Presented by: Jennifer Smith, Melissa Jawaorski, Suzy Potts
Monday, April 29, 2019 | 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Session Location:
River Bend Golf and Recreation Area 3800 River Bend Drive, Red Deer, AB
About the Session:

Investigation and discovery allow children to actively explore topics that reflect their interests and their abilities. Through investigation and learning, children learn to process, problem solve, critically think, and communicate effectively. Come learn how to weave and infuse curriculum and academic skills into a authentic learning environment.

About the Presenter(s):
Suzy Potts

Suzy Potts is currently the Coordinator of Early Learning with Red Deer Catholic Regional Schools. Before becoming the Coordinator of Early Learning, Suzy held the position of Early Learning Lead Teacher with Red Deer Catholic Regional Schools and taught with St. Thomas Aquinas Regional Schools in Lacombe and Beaumont. Suzy holds a Bachelor of Education in Special Education and a Master of Educational Psychology from the University of Alberta.

Jennifer Smith

Jennifer Smith is the Early Learning Lead Teacher with Red Deer Catholic Regional Schools. Jennifer has taught Kindergarten and Grade one with Red Deer Catholic School District and before that she taught with St. Thomas Aquinas Regional Schools in Beaumont. Jennifer holds an Early Childhood Development Diploma from Red Deer College, a Bachelor of Education with a minor in Early Education from the University of Alberta, as well as a Masters in Educational Leadership from the University of Seattle.

Melissa Jawaorski

Melissa Jaworski is an Early Learning Lead Teacher with Red Deer Catholic Regional Schools. Melissa has taught all grades from Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 12 in her teaching career within a variety of school divisions including Northern Lights School Division, Grande Yellowhead School Division, Wolf Creek Public Schools, and St. Thomas Aquinas Regional School Division. Melissa completed her Bachelor of Arts Education Degree through the University of Regina and is currently working on completing the Early Childhood Program through the University of Alberta.

Cancellation Policy:

Request for cancellation or refund must be received in writing (fax/email) at the CARC office a minimum of 7 FULL 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 seven FULL 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: April 22, 2019
Cost: $50.00
Focus(es): Early Learning
Grade Level(s): Pre K - Grade 1
Audience: Teachers, Educational Assistants
Special Notes: Math, Literacy, Language Development & Teaching Practice for Pre-Kindergarten, Kindergarten & Grade 1