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Summer Institutes 2018

Once again OECTA is offering Summer Institutes in Technology, Mental Health & Well-being, and Kindergarten.

Review the courses for all dates and locations, and download the brochure.

Technology
Shoot for the Edit: Video Production for the Teacher and Student Beginner!

Instructor: Anthony Perrotta

SESSION CODE T-3
LOCATION Provincial Office Toronto
GRADE FOCUS 7-12
DATE & START TIME August 20-21, 9:30-3:30
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In this hands on workshop, teachers will learn the principles of effective video production, while scripting, shooting and editing a scene. All that’s required is a commitment to collaboration, the sharing of creative ideas and an adventurous attitude. All equipment will be provided.

The working goal for the presentation is to engage educators with the critical understanding that video production not only serves Global Competencies such as creativity and innovation but also provides students with authentic opportunities to be effective communicators; sharing and shaping their voice through visual and sound. This workshop promises to provide participants with transferable production skills, regardless, of the access of equipment at their school or board.

Mental Health and Wellbeing
You've Got to Move it Move it!

Instructor: Jodi Wells

SESSION CODE W-3
LOCATION Windsor
GRADE FOCUS 4-8
DATE & START TIME August 22, 9:30-3:30
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Physical movement in the classroom helps students to stay focused, and it’s fun. This workshop will show you how using online tools like GoNoodle and ClassDojo, getting up for some structured stretches, beginning the day with Circle, teaching using Lego Serious Play for the Classroom, and using the MindUP Curriculum will help students understand why movement is so important for the brain. Join us as we try out and talk about how these tools can be used in your classroom. Move It!

CALM: Creative Approaches to Learning Mindfulness

Instructor: Tiffany Goulet

SESSION CODE W-4
LOCATION Sudbury
GRADE FOCUS K-8
DATE & START TIME August 24, 9:30-3:30
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Imagine a calm classroom where children can self-regulate and are physically, mentally and emotionally ready for learning every single day. Think this doesn’t exist? It does and it can be achieved easily with a focus on daily mindfulness practices. When we teach children to connect with their mind, body and breath…we help them learn about themselves and to foster individual self-regulation skills. In this workshop you will learn the science behind mindfulness, the need for self-regulation skills and over 25 easy practices that you can take with you and start immediately in the fall with your students. Not only will your students feel the impacts of this….you will too. Get set for a whole new year, a much less stressful one!

Mindfulness for the Modern Mind

Instructor: Laura Libralato

SESSION CODE W-5
LOCATION Guelph/ Wellington
GRADE FOCUS All Grades
DATE & START TIME August 28, 9:30-3:30
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There is no better time than summertime to transform into a more mindful modern mind. Discover why slowing down, staying present and taking charge of your attention leads to a happier, less stressed and healthier mind and body. Discover new-found techniques and sample best practices to help build a stronger sense of self for both you and your students.

Kindergarten

Competent, Capable and Curious-An Institute for Kindergarten Teachers

Competent, Capable and Curious-An Institute for Kindergarten Teachers This workshop will build from understanding that both you, as the teacher, and the students in the Kindergarten Program are competent, capable, and a gift from God. At the conclusion of the session, you will leave with extended knowledge of the program and its application when considering:

  • Why this learning, for this child, at this time, in this context?
  • Stages of Documentation: Learning to Document with purpose
  • Noticing and Naming the Learning
  • Developmental Stages and Learning Trajectories
  • Benefits of Building a functional team

This institute is a pathway to effectively communicating learning to parents.

SESSION CODE LOCATION INSTRUCTOR DATE & START TIME  
K-9 Ottawa Kyle Gleason &
Alison Radley Walters
August 21-22
9:30-3:30
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K-10

Toronto Katie Smyth, Kyle Gleason, Alison Radley Walters, and Jill Staples (Depending on session). August 16-17
9:30-3:30
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K-11

Online (Kingston) Deb Watters August 21-22
9:30-3:30
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