The Spring Network Day will begin with sharing around two key topics that will help create understandings and opportunities for richer conversations related to the themes for our focused conversation blocks. In each of these blocks, participants and school teams are encouraged to find the focused conversations that matter most to them, and to take their new learnings from these engagements back to their schools and regions as a catalyst to explore current practices with new information.
Keynote: How can mentoring help personalize the high school experience?
Mentoring is an evidence-based practice focused on relationships, making sure that youth are connected and have a sense of belonging, building resiliency and relationship skills. Research shows that mentoring has benefits for both the mentor and mentee, including increased high school completion, better attendance, and an increased sense of attachment and belonging in their school. Mentoring is also a practice that supports and adds to a welcoming, caring, respectful, and safe learning environment, building on all of the competencies and enabling students to receive credit at the same time. This interactive keynote will help staff to personalize their own experiences and learning, building on knowledge around CTS credits, community partnerships, research and best practice. Be prepared to learn more about what is happening around the province, share with your colleagues, and hear about resources, and upcoming opportunities to go deeper.
Caroline recently retired after 35 years as an educator with Edmonton Public Schools. During that time she taught at elementary, junior and senior high, was a behaviour consultant, a principal at four different schools and spent time seconded to both Alberta Children's Services and Alberta Education with a focus on supporting students who are vulnerable and creating welcoming, caring, respectful and safe learning environments. During her last secondment Caroline's main area of focus was mentoring, including supporting the Alberta Mentoring Partnership. Caroline has over 20 years experience using restorative practices within schools, districts, and the justice system. She is currently chair of the Alberta Restorative Justice Association and as well as doing private contract work is a trainer for the International Institute of Restorative Practice.
March 08, 2019
Administrator/Administration, Counselors/Conseiller en orientation scolaire, Teachers/Enseignant
10-12/10 à 12