Educational Assistant Series

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Educational Assistant Series

Registration closes:
Sep 28, 2022 at 11:00 pm
Facilitator(s): Collette Sylvestre
This is a multi-day event.
Day 1Oct 06, 2022 (4:00 pm to 5:00 pm MTN)
Day 2Oct 20, 2022 (4:00 pm to 5:00 pm MTN)
Day 3Nov 03, 2022 (4:00 pm to 5:00 pm MTN)
Day 4Dec 08, 2022 (4:00 pm to 5:00 pm MTN)
Day 5Jan 12, 2023 (4:00 pm to 5:00 pm MTN)
Day 6Feb 02, 2023 (4:00 pm to 5:00 pm MTN)
Day 7Mar 16, 2023 (4:00 pm to 5:00 pm MTN)
Day 8Apr 20, 2023 (4:00 pm to 5:00 pm MTN)
Day 9May 11, 2023 (4:00 pm to 5:00 pm MTN)
Day 10Jun 08, 2023 (4:00 pm to 5:00 pm MTN)
  • $50.00 (CAD)
Location: Virtual
Course code: 23-IE-088-CARC

Target Audience

Educational Assistants

About this learning opportunity

We know that as educational assistants, you go above and beyond, every day, in pursuit of supporting complex needs and impacting the lives of children, families and the learning community to which you belong. You are the vital connection many students need to be successful. This requires skill, dedication and patience beyond measure!

The challenges of supporting students and staff in an environment where teaching and learning needs are continually evolving is complex work.

This interactive and collaborative learning series is designed to provide staff who are currently in this complex role as well as for EA's new to the role with an overview of educational best practices in support of students and teachers. Participants will also develop an understanding of the importance of a common language and consistency in educational practices across a school or district.

Session 1 - Introduction & Roles and Responsibilities
Session 2 - Supporting Students with Medical and Disability Needs
Session 3 - Connecting with Community and Parents
Session 4 - Responsive Relationships
Session 5 - Professional Communication and Interactions
Session 6 - Overview Continuum of Supports & Tier 1 Toolbox
Session 7 - Tier 2 Toolbox Session 8 - Tier 3 & 4 Toolbox
Session 9 - Responsive Behaviour Supports & Behaviour Support Plans
Session 10- Connecting the Pieces

This session addresses the TQS competency #4: Establishing Inclusive Learning Environments

This learning opportunity is being subsidized through funding from Alberta Education.

About the facilitator(s)

Learning Associate - Jigsaw Learning Collette brings over twenty years experience as an educator from preschool to the post-secondary level. She specializes in working collaboratively with administrators, teachers and educational assistants in building capacity through collaboration to develop authentic inclusive learning environments. She has a passion for leveraging technology to support students, teachers and administrators in their work in both face to face and online learning environments. Collette is passionate about learning and working with school partners in developing strategic plans to support all students within the framework of collaborative response.