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Web Experience

What is a WebExperience?

An engaging new approach to professional development. Live and interactive online sessions designed and delivered by teachers for teachers – offering fun and innovative ideas and activities to support your curriculum delivery.

Open to all Kindergarten to Grade 12 Catholic teachers, WebExperience offers bite-sized professional development accessible from anywhere you are (with an internet connection).

More WebExperiences will be posted shortly. Check out our library of archived sessions here!

Available WebExperience Sessions

Pedagogical Documentation; Uncovering the Kindergarten Program
DATE(S) TIME AUDIENCE

May 9, 2022

4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Kindergarten

 

"Every child has a story to tell, and within that story is the secret to reaching her or him as a learner.” ~ Herb Kohl

 

Documenting learning not only helps us to uncover the curriculum expectations, but also helps us uncover the Ontario Catholic School Graduate Expectations developing in young children. Through pedagogical documentation we can, create shared understanding; celebrate the rights of individual learners; recognize student ownership of knowledge; actualize shared responsibility; and provide a voice in learning for everyone. This session will dig into the purpose of documentation, what makes it pedagogical, as well as how to collect documentation in the play and inquiry-based Kindergarten Program, and how to use it to inform your program.

 

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Writing Communication of Learning Comments: Sharing Evidence of Learning Using Pedagogical Documentation
DATE(S) TIME AUDIENCE

May 31, 2022
June 2, 2022

4:30 - 6:00 p.m.
7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Kindergarten
 

We communicate with parents and guardians for a variety of reasons, ranging from reporting incidents to reporting on progress to voicing concerns, and many more. In these conversations, we want always to be professional and succinct. If difficult discussions arise, we need to readily and confidently implement communication strategies that help us find common ground so that we can continue to develop healthy learning environments for students and strengthen school-home partnerships. We also want to build our communication strategies using anti-oppression frameworks so we can be more responsive to diverse family structures.

In this session, we will reflect on our communication skills, explore communication techniques, and look very closely at how to navigate when communication becomes difficult. Teachers will leave feeling confident and prepared to talk to parents so that we can continue to support students in our classrooms while fulfilling our professional responsibilities.

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