Are you looking for ways to build and enhance relationships with adolescent students?
Are you seeking ways to build social-emotional competencies, and support positive mental health in students, while also increasing attendance and school completion, with higher academic performance?
Have you considered creating or enhancing mentoring initiatives in your school?
Teen mentoring has been shown to increase academic achievement and decrease unhealthy behaviors in both the 'mentor' and 'mentee'. The Alberta Mentoring Partnership, supported by a grant from the Carthy Foundation, is creating a school based mentoring collaborative community for educators and their natural networks from middle school and high school settings.
As a school team, you will engage in dynamic conversations and learning with others in your region about successful implementation strategies, the relationship of mentoring to curriculum and competency development, and how students might earn high school credits while achieving personal growth.
Come and learn from each other, alongside our experienced facilitators, to deepen your understanding of frameworks, resources and ways to harness the power of mentorship in your school or school authorities. And, IT IS ALL FREE.
Through engaging in the collaborative community, participants will:
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.Megan Cox
Meghan Cox, currently on secondment with Alberta Education, has worked for over twenty years to support schools in implementing welcoming, caring, respectful, and safe learning environments. In doing so, she has supported staff and worked with students with a broad range of needs, in a variety of roles including mentor, teacher, counsellor, coordinator, instructional coach, facilitator, and consultant from K-12 and division office. Mentorship has played a large part in this, focusing on relationships and connections, building resiliency and student success through a strength based approach. A significant part of this secondment role is supporting the Alberta Mentorship Partnership.
Administrator/Administration, Substitute Teachers/Enseignant suppléant, Teachers/Enseignant
K-12/Tous niveaux Maternelle à 12, Central Office/Bureau central
Face to Face Sessions on November 12, 2019 and March 10, 2020 will be held at the Stonebridge Hotel, Grande Prairie, AB (12102 100 St, Grande Prairie, AB T8V 5P1)
For the Face-to-Face Sessions, Morning Refreshments and Lunch will be provided