About this learning opportunity
We know that as educational assistants, you go above and beyond, every day, in pursuit of supporting complex needs and impacting the lives of children, families and the learning community to which you belong. You are the vital connection many students need to be successful. This requires skill, dedication and patience beyond measure!
The challenges of supporting students and staff in an environment where teaching and learning needs are continually evolving is complex work.
This interactive and collaborative learning series is designed to provide staff who are currently in this complex role as well as for EA's new to the role with an overview of educational best practices in support of students and teachers. Participants will also develop an understanding of the importance of a common language and consistency in educational practices across a school or district.
Session 1 - Introduction & Roles and Responsibilities (November 21, 2022 - 4:00 - 5:00 pm)
Session 2 - Supporting Students with Medical and Disability Needs (December 5, 2022 - 4:00 - 5:00 pm)
Session 3 - Connecting with Community and Parents (December 12, 2022 - 4:00 - 5:00 pm)
Session 4 - Responsive Relationships (January 16, 2023 - 4:00 - 5:00 pm)
Session 5 - Professional Communication and Interactions (January 23, 2023 - 4:00 - 5:00 pm)
Session 6 - Overview Continuum of Supports & Tier 1 Toolbox (February 6, 2023 - 4:00 - 5:00 pm)
Session 7 - Tier 2 Toolbox (March 13, 2023 - 4:00 - 5:00 pm)
Session 8 - Tier 3 & 4 Toolbox (April 24, 2023 - 4:00 - 5:00 pm)
Session 9 - Responsive Behaviour Supports & Behaviour Support Plans (May 8, 2023 - 4:00 - 5:00 pm)
Session 10- Connecting the Pieces (June 5, 2023 - 4:00 - 5:00 pm)
About the Facilitator
As a Learning Associate with Jigsaw Learning, Collette brings a wealth of experience specializing in supporting neurodiversity within inclusive learning environments, responsive behaviour, universal learning design, differentiated learning strategies, school leadership and educational consulting. With Jigsaw Learning, Collette works strategically with school district leaders, principals and teachers to bring the vision of Collaborative Response, as well as WeCollab, into reality through facilitating the development of effective plans for implementation. Through fostering collaborative relationships, Collette is highly skilled at supporting administrators and teachers with navigating blended face to face and online platforms to meet the needs of all learners within the context of Universal Design.