Date: Saturday, April 24, 2021
Time: 9AM - 2:15PM (EST)
Location: Zoom

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9:00 - 9:10 AM

Kent Warkentin, Executive Director, ACSIEC

9:15 - 10:15 AM

Session A1

All Ages

Equipping the Emerging Generation for Eternity: God has never lost a generation, but how can we model, teach, pray, encourage and empower this young generation?

Presenter: Rev. Lisa Pak, Independent

Session A2

All Ages

Employment Law Essentials for Christian Schools: Learn about a well-informed overview of the law of hiring, firing, quitting, statutory leaves and human rights requirements. 

Presenter: Adrian Miedema, Dentons Canada LLP

Session A3
All Ages

The Maker Movement: Making, tinkering and creating fun, are useful things for developing reflection and collaborative inquiry. Join us to learn how this is connected to HDLH!

Presenter: Alan Thomson, Digital Literacy Facilitator

Session A4

Infant, Toddler, Preschool, Kindergarten
Planning your Weekly, Monthly Learning Experiences: Are you finding this a challenge for your toddlers and PreK children? Be inspired to use HDLH with the emergent curriculum!

Presenter: Heather Ratcliff, Cornerstone Montessori

10:15 - 10:30 AM

10:30 - 11:30 AM

Session B1 
All Ages

Self-Regulation, Impulsivity and Behaviour: Overwhelmed by spontaneous behavior? Come and discover underlying root causes of many classroom behaviours.

Presenter: Matthew Turton Breakthroughs in Learning

Session B2 
All Ages

Gossip Motivation: Those who gossip to you will gossip about you! Join us and be guided in ending gossip and restoring can be done to create a safe, positive place!

Presenter: Michael Lewis, Motivational Leader

Session B3 
All Ages

Somewhere Between Bubble Wrap & A Chainsaw: Do you know what your risk comfort is? Come and find out about risky play movement through hands on experiences that you can take back to your class!

Presenter: Alan Thomson, Digital Literary Facilitator

Session B4
Preschool, Kindergarten

Storytelling with a Literacy Punch: Charming your JK/SK students via story time in a way to creatively engage them with
literacy, comprehension and informative conversations..

Presenter: Lauri Barrette, BCM International (Canada) Inc.

11:30AM - 12:30PM
Zoom Links with Breakout rooms (pre-registered groups)  

1:15 -2:15PM

Session C1
All Ages

Respectful Communications: Do you want to strengthen workplace relationships? See what it takes to ensure respect reigns as a supreme value in your centre or school!

Presenter: Michael Lewis, Motivational Leader

Session C2 
All Ages

Teaching and Learning Styles: Each child learns in his/her own unique way but how can you manage this with a whole group? Come and learn some strategies to find the best method for learning!

Presenter: Matthew Turton, Breakthroughs in Learning

Session C3
All Ages

Creating Uncommon Learning Visuals: Want something odd that excites your students? See what can be done with flight related materials to illustrate abstract concepts.

Presenter: Steve Schnier, Puppets Cool

Session C4
Infants, Toddlers, Preschool, Kindergarten
Achieving ELECT: Explore how to use these developmental indicators and apply them to the assessment strategies to foster learning in the young child.

Presenter: Heather Ratcliff, Cornerstone Montessori Prep