2019 Out of School Time Conference

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Central Lions Senior Citizens Recreation Centre

11113 113 St NW

Edmonton, AB

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Join us for a day of informative and practical sessions focussed on building staff and organizational capacity for delivering summer programs.

This conference is for people who work with children and youth in out-of-school time programming. It is a fun and interactive way to share stories from the field, engage in meaningful discussions, access valuable training, and acquire new skills and helpful tools.





KEYNOTE SPEAKER
DR. GALE GORKE

Who You A.R.E. Matters!

Your Actions teach Responsibility by Example. It has been said that, no significant learning happens apart from a significant relationship. How do we build the kind of relationships with youth that foster trust, overcome barriers, and inspire success? How do we share our life as a model of someone who is motivated, sets goals, and demonstrates healthy

Dr. Gale Gorke has been a public school educator nearly 40 years, teaching at both the elementary and secondary levels. She currently is the Executive Director of Kids Kan Inc., an organization that specializes in staff development, activity selection and program implementation. Gale has served as an adjunct professor for several universities. Her Ed.D. in Curriculum and Instruction focused on academic intervention in after school programs and her Ed.S. is in School Psychology. She effectively models teaching that accommodates for all student’s ability levels and reflects a keen awareness of adolescent development and brain-based learning principles.





BREAKOUT SESSIONS:

Handling Disclosures
Building a safe environment, both within and outside of programming is an important part of children/youth serving organizations.


Behaviour Management
Group management and individual management can be a challenge when you are new to working with groups of people. Sometimes you are the only leader on the site, and sometimes you have help.


Games and Activities on Self Regulation
A strong relationship exists between the development of executive functioning skills and self-regulation. When children and youth have the opportunity to develop the skills needed for self-regulation, they are better suited to make healthy choices that affect them and their classmates.


Exploring Adaptive Physical Activity Strategies
Participants will learn about and experience our favourite strategies for creating an inclusive environment for ALL children and youth.


Sharing Circles
Sharing circles are an essential part of the oral tradition of Indigenous Communities. In this session, you will learn about how to conduct a sharing circle as well as create a talking stick - a special tool and symbol of respect for the thoughts, stories, and individual histories of each member participating in a circle.


Homework Clubs for Newcomers
Based on the good practice guide released by EMCN, this session will explore the best ways to engage with newcomers and offer appropriate academic supports


Conflict Resolution and Peer Mediation
Experience high energy activities that build teams, solve problems, and resolve conflicts. Learn to develop these skills in yourself and others. Led by Dr. Gale Gorke


Bullying and Anger Management
Understand the nature of bullying and learn techniques to address and intervene for this behaviour. Led by Dr. Gale Gorke



Engaging ELL Youth in Literacy Activities
Students can have fun while they learn! Participants will have access to many games and activities that require very few materials and minimal preparation to keep kids busy learning and having fun this summer.





The conference is $20 and includes all workshops, sessions and lunch.

Space is limited!

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Central Lions Senior Citizens Recreation Centre

11113 113 St NW

Edmonton, AB

Canada

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