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CTF/CTS: Teachers and Students – Partners in Practice Conference
Posted on: December 13, 2017

Join the Edmonton Regional Learning Consortium for a CTF/CTS: Professional Learning Day on Friday January 26

CTF/CTS: Professional Learning Day is a day intended to allow CTF and CTS teachers from across the region to get together and make connections with one another as well as with presenters from schools, industry and government, all focused on successful implementation of CTF/CTS programs. The theme this year is “Teachers and Students - Partners in Practice”.
The CTF and CTS curricula were designed to encourage and value students to be co-designers in learning. Come and join colleagues and students in sharing ideas and approaches to support learning.

View the full Conference Program

To register, click here: http://erlc.ca/programs/details.php?id=6975

 

"The Two Sisters" Event in Red Deer
Posted on: December 06, 2017

"The 2 Sisters" are coming back to Alberta and Red Deer is their only stop!
February 26th, 2018 

Registration is now open--click here!

Gail Boushey and Allison Behne of The 2 Sisters Company will share with you how to create classroom routines that promote learning independence. Using the 10 Steps to Independence and the Daily 5 Literacy Structure you will gain new insights on keeping students engaged and moving forward. You will dive deep into CAFE to learn the instructional protocol that allows you to assess, differentiate instruction and effectively deliver whole group, small group or individual focused lessons. Boushey and Behne will also showcase how using a conferring notebook can help track student strengths and goals, record next steps and makes sure no students fall through the cracks. You will build your confidence and expertise in teaching students of all levels, with any curriculum, how to be independent literacy learners, and walk away with an exclusive how-to guidebook and online resources to help you implement what you learned.

When:  Monday, February 26, 2018 | 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM

Where:  Red Deer

Hosted by our sister consortium Central Alberta Regional Consortium

TenTalks - Self Regulation - Nov 28
Posted on: November 20, 2017

Join the Central Peace Early Childhood Coalition for a Parent & Cargiver Event featuring Self-Regulation.

10:30am-12:30pm November 28, 2017 at Woking School.  To pre-register call 780-500-7019 or email cpearlychildhood@gmail.com

 

Dr Patrick Carney in Grande Prairie!
Posted on: November 20, 2017

Well Aware: Developing Resilient, Active and Flourishing Students with Dr. Patrick Carney, Grande Prairie, March 15, 2018 (Provincial Tour)

Based on his book, Dr. Carney talks about research-based evidence, practical tools and ready-to-use strategies to help create a culture of positive mental health in classrooms.  By working together, teachers and the larger educational community can make a difference to a student's mental health - not through expensive or specialized interventions but through compassion, inclusion, encouragement and effective instruction.

You have the option to purchase a copy of Dr. Carney's book "Well Aware: Developing Resilient, Active and Flourishing Students" during your registration process.  

You must order your book by February 18 if you wish to purchase one with your registration; early registration is encouraged.

 Dr. Carney is a Fellow of the Canadian Psychological Association.  He is a passionate spokesperson and advocate for positive mental health for all students.  In his new role as Cheif Psychologist, with Simcoe Muskoka Catholic District School Board, Dr. Carney works with students, teachers and their parents to develop positive mental health using many of the evidence based strategies outlined in his presentation/book.

 Registration Link: https://nrlc.net/program/2040

 

Ken O'Connor with NRLC - November 28
Posted on: October 30, 2017

Join Ken O'Connor on tour in northern Alberta!  The NRLC is hosting a workshop in Peace River in November, for both PowerSchool and Maplewood platforms.  

The session will begin with introductory ideas and activities to activate thinking about grading, including the Seven P’s of grading (Procedures, Policy, Practices, Purpose, Principles, Practicality and Principals/School leaders). The main section of the workshop will be the presentation and discussion of eight guidelines for grading, guidelines that will make grades accurate, meaningful, consistent and supportive of learning. 

Tuesday, November 28, 2017 | 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Catholic Conference Centre10307-99 Street, Peace River, AB

Register here:  https://www.nrlc.net/register/1765

Ken O'Connor has been an independent consultant on assessment and evaluation from 1996 to present. He has been a staff development presenter and facilitator on assessment, grading and reporting in 33 states and 7 provinces and 5 countries outside North America. 

More info on Ken:

https://www.oconnorgrading.com/

Have questions about grading issues?  Join the Facebook Group:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/standardsbasedlearningandgrading/

 

Central Alberta Regional Consortium hosting The 2 Sisters
Posted on: October 30, 2017

Feb 26, 2018

The 2 Sisters--Essential Elements for Teaching the Daily 5 and CAFE
Presented by: Allison Behne & Gail Boushey
Gail Boushey and Allison Behne of The 2 Sisters Company will share with you how to create classroom routines that promote learning
independence. Using the 10 Steps to Independence and the Daily 5 Literacy Structure you will gain new insights on keeping students
engaged and moving forward. You will dive deep into CAFE to learn the instructional protocol that allows you to assess, differentiate instruction and effectively deliver whole group, small group or individual focused lessons. Boushey and Behne will also showcase how using a conferring notebook can help track student strengths and goals, record next steps and makes sure no students fall through the cracks. You will build your confidence and expertise in teaching students of all levels, with any curriculum, how to be independent literacy learners, and walk away with an exclusive how-to guidebook and online resources to help you
implement what you learned. 

A one year membership to thedailycafe.com is included in the cost of this workshop.

Register with CARC (click)

Autism Inside Out!
Posted on: October 24, 2017

Join Dr Kim Barthel in Grande Prairie for the two day professinals workshop on Autism.  She will lead participants through enhanced evaluation and intervention skills in the sensory treatment of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder.

October 31 & November 2  Register here:  https://www.nrlc.net/program/1518

Kim Barthel is a world-renowned occupational therapist and teacher, actively supporting multi-disciplinary function and healing in many cultures internationally. A pioneer in reinforcing the importance of relationship in therapy and education, she is known for blending cutting-edge developments in neuroscience with the art of compassionate inquiry. With 30+ years as an OT, Kim's specialties include autism, complex behaviour, sensory processing, neuro-developmental treatment, mental health, trauma-informed practice and attachment. Her mission is to support the conscious evolution of the human spirit.

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.

If you haven't yet, please subscribe to our Newsletter and Announcement List:  

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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.