Little Red River Board of Education' Educational Assistant's Conference 2019
KeyNote Speaker: Sarah McKay
Sarah’s keynote will address strategies for staff to support at-risk students and improve their academic success, social-emotional health and self-regulating behaviours. Building system capacity to address trauma-impacted students is an essential element needed to create positive learning cultures.
Sarah McKay's Breakout Sessions:
Effective Approaches to Address Complex Situations
This session will assist Educational Assistants to know what interventions are needed based on specific circumstances. With her experience and research, Sarah is able to bring recommendations on classroom layout, accessible resources, communication strategies, and case studies from concrete examples outlining the intentional response to behaviour challenges and individual student needs
Lynn Page-Scott's Breakout Sessions:
Coaching Students Without Giving the Answers
Knowing how to assist students who are struggling is a constant challenge in the classroom. It is difficult to know how to scaffold instruction or break it down into manageable learning bits. We often ask ourselves "How can I help without giving the answers?" In this session, learn some tried and true instructional brain compatible techniques to try and some scaffolding strategies that work.
Sarah is the Manager of the Safe Schools Department in Surrey School District, BC’s largest, most diverse and most progressive school district. Sarah is a regular presenter to education assistants, teachers and administrators in the district and also serves as a resource person/presenter at Safer Schools Together conferences and professional development sessions.Lynn Page-Scott
Lynn Page-Scott is currently a substitute teacher and running coach in Peace River. Since retiring in 2016, she substitute teaches and coaches the Glenmary Saints cross-country and track teams. Lynn completed her Master of Education degree at St. Francis Xavier University with a focus on Curriculum and Instruction. She obtained her undergraduate degree at the University of Alberta, where she majored as an Elementary Generalist with an Intercultural Minor. She is an advocate of hands-on learning. She has presented her advocacy at the Mighty Peace Teachers’ Convention and at the school level on ways to engage students in hands-on learning and the use of manipulatives in math and science. She believes in helping students find their best way to learn and be successful. In addition to teaching and coaching, and her involvement as an officer in the Canadian Forces, she enjoys learning, running and racing, biking, hiking and camping. Travelling also interests her.
Educational Assistant/Assistant en éducation, Support Staff/Personnel de soutien
K-12/Tous niveaux Maternelle à 12