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"Changing the Lens"--Teaching to the Edges Through a Meaningful Lens
Presented by: Jennifer Smith, Melissa Jawaorski, Suzy Potts
Monday, February 11, 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:

Each child comes to us with an abundance of challenges and possibility. Our view of a child can have an impact on their overall success. We will examine ways to change the way we look at the children in our classes and schools to positively impact the child's experience and success. Come prepared to examine your class and current practices, collaborate with others, and develop plans to support all learners.

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 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: February 04, 2019
Cost: $50.00
Focus(es): Early Learning
Grade Level(s): Pre K - Grade 3
Audience: Teachers, Educational Assistants
Special Notes: Inclusion for Pre-Kindergarten, Kindergarten & Grade 1-3