Education Assistants : Best Practices in Supporting Students and Teachers
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Education Assistants : Best Practices in Supporting Students and Teachers
Presented by: Collette Sylvestre
Monday, October 04, 2021 | 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Monday, November 01, 2021 | 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Monday, December 06, 2021 | 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Monday, January 10, 2022 | 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Monday, February 07, 2022 | 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Monday, March 07, 2022 | 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Monday, April 04, 2022 | 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Monday, May 02, 2022 | 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Monday, June 06, 2022 | 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Session Location:
Virtual Online, Any location, AB GET DIRECTIONS
About the Session:

We know that as educational assistants, you go above and beyond, every day, in pursuit of supporting complex needs and impacting the lives of children, families and the learning community to which you belong. You are the vital connection many students need to be successful. This requires skill, dedication and patience beyond measure!

The challenges of supporting students and staff in an environment where teaching and learning needs are continually evolving is complex work.

This series is designed to provide staff who are currently in this complex role as well as EA's new to the role with an overview of educational best practices in support of students and teachers. Participants will also develop an understanding of the importance of a common language and consistency in educational practices across a school or district.

Session 1 - Introduction/Roles and Responsibilities

Session 2 - Responsive Relationships (Community, Parents & Professional Communication and Interactions)

Session 3 - Overview-Continuum of Supports

Session 4 -  Tier 1 Toolbox 

Session 5 - Tier 2 Toolbox 

Session 6 - Tier 3 & 4 Toolbox/ Supporting Students with Medical and Disability Needs

Session 7 - Supporting Learning in the Classroom

Session 8- Responsive Behaviour Supports

Session 9 - Understanding Support Plans/Connecting the Pieces

About the Presenter(s):
Collette Sylvestre

As a Learning Associate with Jigsaw Learning, Collette brings a wealth of experience specializing in online learning, synchronous/asynchronous learning design, diverse learning strategies, school leadership and educational consulting. With Jigsaw Learning, Collette works strategically with school district leaders, principals and teachers to bring the vision of Collaborative Response, as well as WeCollab, into reality through facilitating the development of effective plans for implementation. Through fostering collaborative relationships, Collette is highly skilled at supporting administrators and teachers with navigating blended face to face and online platforms to meet the needs of all learners within the context of Universal Design.

  • School and District collaborative leadership with both public and international private school systems
  • Extensive experience with strategic planning and inclusive support leadership
  • Masters degree with a specialization in Curriculum, Teaching and Learning
  • Blended and Online Professional Development for child care workers with First Nations, Metis and Inuit Women’s Shelters in North Eastern Alberta
  • Over 20 years of professional experience preschool to college level in both rural and urban settings
  • Engaging presenter, facilitator, coach and mentor
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:



Administrator/Administration, Educational Assistant/Assistant en éducation, Learning Coaches/Accompagnateur pédagogique

Grade Level:

K-12/Tous niveaux Maternelle à 12

KTCEA -  Kee Tas Kee Now Tribal Council Education Authority