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Dr Eva Olsson Speaks in Grande Prairie
Posted on: October 19, 2017

"A Legacy of Caring, Compassion, and Character" 

Date:  Wednesday, October 25
Location:  Pomeroy Inn & Conference
Time:        7pm

FREE EVENT  (register here)

Dr. Eva Olsson uses the Holocaust and her experiences in it as a springboard to reach audiences of all ages and discuss:

~ the power of hate and the need to stop it wherever it occurs
~ the importance of not being a bystander when bad things happen
~ the importance of having compassion and respect for self and others


Every parent, teacher, coach, student, politician, and business person alike, has a responsibility to demonstrate leadership to ensure their community is a safe, compassionate and accepting place to live in. 

Resources will be available to purchase by interac or visa

This evening is in partnership with Peace Wapiti School Division for the Grande Prairie stop of Eva's Northern Alberta Tour. 

Other Zone 1 School Jurisdictions of Northern Alberta stops include:

La Crete Public School - High Level Public School

Glenmary High School

Peace Wapiti Academy  -  RWZ Elelmentary

Kinuso School - St Andrews School

 

Dr Gordon Neufeld in Grande Prairie!
Posted on: October 19, 2017

South Peace Area Rural Kids Early Developemnt (SPARKED) is hosting a professional learning day in Grande Prairie.

What Young Children Need to Flourish: Implications for School and Home

We all want our children and students to thrive - to become all they were meant to be. But how is this to be accomplished? What conditions are required for optimal functioning? What experiences are essential to the unfolding of human potential? Dr. Neufeld will put the pieces together to reveal rather surprising answers to this quintessential question of human development. A consciousness of the irreducible needs of young children is a much needed antidote to a society that has become outcome driven and a culture that has lost its intuitive wisdom.

November 20, 2017
9:00 am to 4:00pm
15502 102 Street, Grande Prairie Alliance $240.00 full day including lunch
Registrations prior to October 29 also receive Dr. Neufeld’s book “Hold Onto Your Kids”

Register through this link: Eventbrite
Email sparked.ab@gmail.com
Or call 780-897-2567

 ABOUT DR. NEUFELD
Dr. Gordon Neufeld is a Vancouver-based developmental psychologist with over 45 years of experience with children and youth and those responsible for them. A foremost authority on child development, Dr. Neufeld is an international speaker, a bestselling author (Hold On To Your Kids) and a leading interpreter of the developmental paradigm. Dr. Neufeld has a widespread reputation for making sense of complex problems and for opening doors for change. While formerly involved in university teaching and private practice, he now devotes his time to teaching and training others, including educators and helping professionals. His Neufeld Institute is now a world-wide charitable organization devoted to applying developmental science to the task of raising children. Dr. Neufeld appears regularly on radio and television. He is a father of five and a grandfather to six.

 

NRLC is Hiring!
Posted on: October 05, 2017

We are currently recruiting a Curriculum Facilitator, either as a contract or secondment position

 This is a full-time contract or secondment position (1.0 FTE) with duties commencing January 8, 2018 and ending June 30, 2018, with the possibility of extension (FTE is negotiable).

Are you passionate about making a difference in education through professional learning?  Do you have expertise in and knowledge of significant research and trends in education and learning?  Are you searching for an opportunity that would draw upon your creativity, leadership, and instructional coaching abilities? 

The purpose of the Curriculum Facilitator is to give direct support to teachers and leaders during curriculum implementation, as close to the classroom as possible; enhancing their capacity to support improved student learning and success.

The Curriculum Facilitator will facilitate a variety of learning opportunities designed to address priority implementation areas of focus provided by Alberta Education as well as differentiate the needs of individual school jurisdictions, and respond to the context needs of each district or authority, and the differences in stages of implementation. 

The successful candidate will possess experience, knowledge, and abilities in professional learning leadership, development, and delivery within the Alberta context.

Full details are available at this link:  https://drive.google.com/open?id=0Bxrl_r4LqoCQRURzRkVsTTY5REU

Please email a resume, with references, and letter of application that demonstrates the extent to which your education and experiences fulfills the knowledge, skills and attributes for this position.  Attention:  Sandra Ciurysek, NRLC Executive Director sandra.ciurysek@gppsd.ab.ca  

Deadline for receipt of submissions is October 25, 2017.

Announcing Our New Executive Director!
Posted on: September 05, 2017

Northwest Regional Learning Consortium Announces a new Executive Director for 2017

As a Board we are pleased to have had the ability to choose from a competitive slate of candidates and are glad to have found such a high quality candidate to take on the professional learning torch from Karen Egge.  Karen retires officially at the end of October.

Please help us to welcome Sandra Ciurysek as the new Executive Director of the Northwest Regional Learning Consortium.  Sandra joins our team effective September 1, 2017.

Sandra is a longtime resident of the Peace Country and lives in Berwyn, Alberta.  She holds a Master’s Degree in Education from University of Lethbridge and a Bachelor’s of Education Degree from the University of Alberta. Sandra has an experienced background in K-12, teacher professional development and is an advocate for lifelong learning.

The NRLC is proud to welcome Sandra as a member of our team, and is confident that her leadership and expertise will benefit our educational community as we move forward with initiatives to support teachers and other educational stakeholders.

"I'm looking forward to supporting teachers and stakeholders in upcoming curriculum implementation and building capacity for engaging PD in the Northwest" ~ Sandra

Latest News 2017
Posted on: August 10, 2017

This year marks the 21st year of operations for the Northwest Regional Learning Consortium!  In this time we have kept the same Executive Director (Karen Egge) very busy throughout our northern zone of the province; as well as a valued contributor and lead to the picture of education services in the province of Alberta.  Karen remains the main contact for programming and district support across the curriculum.

This fall will bring two familiar faces back to the office from a much-needed summer break.  Tammie Diesel, Executive Assistant/Systems Coordinator remains lead on financial and adminstrative management, continues to leand and assist with programming requests; as well as website lead.  Jenn Labrecque, Admin/Program Assistant, remains in her position of admin and program support; as well as website setup and registration support.  

In case you didn't know it, the NRLC is happy top have successfully moved office locations in June! We are now comfortably part of the Grande Prairie Public School Disitrct Central Office.  You will find us downstairs in the IT wing at the new address of 10127-120 Avenue.

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We hope you enjoy our new website and the simplified online registration process.  Our team is ready to hear from and respond to the needs of educators and facilitators.