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Winnipeg, MB R3J 3H2

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MART PD Evening 2019

February 20, 2019

Dinner 5:00

Sessions 5:30-7:00

Dinner will be catered by Freshii. (Click here for the link to the supper order form. Please indicate the session you will attend on the supper order form.)

THIS EVENT IS FREE FOR MART MEMBERS ONLY. NON- MART MEMBERS $25.




Session 1: “ADHD and Executive Function Impairment.”

Donna McDonald, MATC

The ADHD brain can sometimes struggle with academic demands, even if a student is taking medication. In this session, we’ll learn about specific impacts of ADHD on literacy, and numeracy, and explore how executive function impairments (organization, planning, emotional management, memory, etc) may affect students with or without ADHD.




Session 2: “Looking After Each Other Project.”

Melanie Muehling, Looking After Each Other Project

The Looking After Each Other project’s purpose is to promote dignity by shifting social attitudes about Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD). The Looking After Each Other project has developed a series of documentaries that showcase how communities, services, systems, and other initiatives can creatively support the success of those impacted by FASD.

Released in 2018, the third documentary, “Learning the Dance: Community Making a Difference” is the story of how two schools have focused on relationships, built upon strengths, and reframed behaviours in order to support two students with FASD to find success and a sense of belonging within the school community. In this session, we will view the documentary, followed by a time of guided discussion about strategies and resources to support students with FASD.




Session 3: “Mindful Teacher, Mindful Students.”

Kailey Lefko, Educalme

You can’t fill your students’ cups from an empty tank. With the growing number of stresses and tasks on teachers’ plates, it is more important than ever to prioritize wellness, caring for yourself first so that you can then care for others.

During this 90 minute Educalme workshop, you will experience a guided mindfulness practice and learn how to integrate mindfulness into your life in a practical and simple way that will allow you to thrive throughout the school year.

You will also learn how to use Educalme resources to share mindfulness with your students, giving them concrete tools and strategies for understanding and responding mindfully to big emotions, developing a growth mindset and becoming more resilient. A mindful classroom creates a positive learning environment. You will leave the workshop with free Educalme resources that you will be able to use with your students immediately following the workshop.




Session 4: “High School Introduction to Disability Services.”

Michael Baker, Resource Teacher in Sunrise SD

Disability studies is an academic discipline that examines the meaning, nature, and consequences of disability. Disability Studies provides alternative perspective and lens in which to view our community, society and the world. Nevertheless, the subject is largely unexplored, under discussed and or nonexistent in education at the high school level in Manitoba. With this expansive gap, I have created a Disability Studies Course at the high school level to discuss and bring to the fore important dialogue on a variety of issues, topics and concepts in this area.

The course seeks to ultimately foster an increased level of inclusion by attacking the systemic marginalization, Infantilization, segregation, dehumanization and devaluation (and more) of those with a disability. My presentation will discuss, on an introductory basis, inclusion, Canada’s historical relationship with people with disabilities, person-first perspectives and provide current topics in disability studies that are currently offered/discussed/analyzed in this course. Participants are encouraged to ask questions and participate throughout the presentation. The goal is to spread awareness, information and encourage educators to consider offering disability studies in their schools and divisions.



Session 5: “Hidden Visual Dysfunctions that Affect Students’ Behaviours and Learning Abilities.”

Dr. Matthew Anderson, Developmental Optometrist, GRAND Developmental Vision Institute

You've met them - The bright children who struggle with reading and learning. While they are affectionately called underachievers, there is a reason they behave the way they do. Some children just struggle with learning to read, while others struggle to learn while reading.

These children are likely the 1 in 4 children who suffer from correctable yet hidden visual dysfunctions. Sadly, many children may seem unmotivated, lazy or just not very bright. Yet more may appear unable to pay attention or highly disorganized or can't seem to behave appropriately.

Fortunately, there is something you can do to help these struggling students. Discover the signs and symptoms of learning-related vision disorders and the exciting ways in which you can help.

Dr. Matthew Anderson, OD, FCOVD, is dedicated to helping children of all ages with vision problems that masquerade as learning and reading disabilities. He has been practicing Optometry since 2005 and is the Clinic Director at GRAND Developmental Vision Institute in Winnipeg.

Dr. Anderson is also the Manitoba Chair for the Canadian Optometrists in Vision Therapy and Rehabilitation. He has been a Fellow of the College of Optometrists in Vision Development since 2014.


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