2020 GPATA Local #13 Fall PD Day
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2020 GPATA Local #13 Fall PD Day
Presented by: Dr. Ross Greene, Dr. Patrick Carney, Dr. Jac J. W. Andrews, Kimberly Barthel & Dr. Stuart Shanker
Monday, October 26, 2020 | 8:45 AM - 3:00 PM
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About the Session:

Each fall teachers from Peace River Public School Division and Holy Family Catholic School Division come together as their Greater Peace Alberta Teachers Association Local #13 (GPATA#13)  to participate in professional learning. 

This year’s event will bring us together virtually for a learning opportunity that includes various keynote speakers from various parts of Canada and even the United States such as Dr. Ross Greene, Dr. Stuart Shanker, Dr. Patrick Carney, Dr. Jac Andrews and Kimberly Barthel. 

Please visit the GPATA#13 Fall PD website 


to learn more about the program sessions and speakers and to register!

About the Presenter(s):
Dr. Ross Greene

Dr. Greene is currently adjunct Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology at Virginia Tech and adjunct Professor in the Faculty of Science at the University of Technology in Sydney, Australia, after having served on the faculty at Harvard Medical School for over 20 years. 

He has also been on the faculty in the Departments of Psychiatry and Pediatrics at University of Massachusetts Medical Center and in the Department of Education at Tufts University. Dr. Greene's non-profit organization - Lives in the Balance – which aims to disseminate the CPS model through free web-based programming and to support and advocate on behalf of behaviorally challenging kids and their parents, teachers, and other caregivers is dear to his heart and is of greater importance to him than his titles.

Dr. Patrick Carney

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 Chief 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.

Dr. Jac J. W. Andrews

Dr. Jac J.W. Andrews is a Registered Psychologist in the Province of Alberta and is currently a Professor and the Chair of School and Applied Child Psychology at the Werklund School of Education within the University of Calgary.

Over the years, his scholarly/research focus has been with respect to the areas of special (inclusive) education, effective teaching, social skills intervention, psycho-educational assessment and intervention, educational (school) psychology, child and adolescent psychopathology, clinical reasoning in school psychology, and approaches to teaching and learning. 

Among his many publications, he has co-authored/edited three textbooks with Judy Lupart entitled The Inclusive Classroom Educating Exceptional Children (1993), The Inclusive Classroom: Educating Exceptional Children: Second Edition (2000) and Diversity Education:Understanding and Addressing Student Diversity (2015) which have all been published by Nelson Canada (Education).

Kimberly Barthel

Kim Barthel is an award-winning occupational therapist, world-renowned speaker, trans-disciplinary teacher and best-selling author, actively supporting function and healing in many cultures. A pioneer in reinforcing the importance of relationship, she is known for blending the science of cutting-edge developments in neurobiology with the art of compassionate inquiry. With 35+ years as an OT, Kim’s passionate interests include Complex Behaviour, Mental Health, Attachment, Sensory Processing and Trauma-Informed Practice. Kim’s mission is to support the conscious evolution of the human spirit. www.kimbarthel.ca

Dr. Stuart Shanker

Dr. Stuart Shanker (D.Phil) is a Distinguished Research Professor Emeritus of Philosophy and Psychology, the CEO of The MEHRIT Centre, Ltd., and founder and Scientific Director of Self-Reg Global Inc. One of his manybooks, “Calm, Alert and Learning: Classroom Strategies for Self-Regulation (2012)”, is a top-selling educational publication in Canada., Self-Reg: How to Help Your Child (and You) Break the Stress Cycle and Successfully Engage With Life (2016),has garnered enthusiastic reviews and media attention throughout North America and has also been published in the UK, the US, Poland, Germany, South Korea, China, The Netherlands, and The Czech Republic. His latest books are Self-Reg Schools: A Handbook for Educators (2019) and Reframed: Self-Reg for a Just Society (2020)

Over the past decade, Dr. Shanker has served as an advisor on early child development to government organizations across Canada and the United States, and in countries around the world. During this period, he became increasingly interested in the impact of excessive stress on child development and behaviour.  Dr. Shanker’s five-step Self-Reg model, The Shanker Method®, is a powerful process for understanding and managing stress in children, youth and adults.

In 2012 Dr. Shanker founded The MEHRIT Centre as a Self-Reg learning and information centre. Dr. Shanker commits considerable time to bringing the research and science of Self-Reg to parents, early childhood educators, teachers, educational leaders, health practitioners and communities through presentations, master classes, online courses, webinars, publications, social media and a blog entitled, “The Self-Reg View”.

Follow Dr. Shanker on Twitter: https://twitter.com/StuartShanker

Catering is not prepared in a nut/gluten-free environment.
Photography Release:
This is a public event with the likeliness of photo/video throughout the day. By attending, participants understand they may be captured in photo or video for future presentations or promotional material development. Please see conference hosts if you prefer to not be photographed.

Registration Fee:


Registration Deadline:

October 27, 2020



Grade Level:

K-12/Tous niveaux Maternelle à 12

Registration Notes:

Who Can Attend

  • Peace River School Division (PRSD) Teachers 
  • Holy Family Catholic Regional Division (HFCRD)Teachers