PARENTS! At-Home Learning: Finding Success for the Whole Family
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PARENTS! At-Home Learning: Finding Success for the Whole Family
Presented by: MaryLou Gammans & Éric Caron
Tuesday, March 16, 2021 | 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Tuesday, March 23, 2021 | 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
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About the Session:

Session 1 - Basic concepts

In the current context, distance learning can be a source of challenges for parents, children, young people and their teachers. This session is designed to help parents, K-12,  navigate and support their children through the complexities of at-home learning. We will look at the importance of establishing basic routines, how to create an environment conducive to learning, as well as the various roles of communication.  

Come and discover simple and practical strategies to effectively accompany your child on his or her educational journey.


Session 2 - Maximising well-being and learning for your child

In this session, we will consider specific elements required for the development of a positive and safe online work environment which will lead to enhanced learning and a balanced family life. We'll look at screen time, online etiquette, digital citizenship, as well as the importance of reading in language development. Finally, we will propose strategies to help your child regulate their emotions thus reducing anxiety while improving well-being.

About the Presenter(s):
MaryLou Gammans

Marylou Gammans is an educational consultant and accredited teacher in Alberta. She is a certified presenter and trainer in Concept-Based Curriculum and Instruction (CBCI) after studying with Drs H. Lynn Erickson and Lois A. Lanning. She facilitates professional learning and works with a variety of districts in French and English. Marylou is also certified in Intensive French (NLA), a neurolinguistic approach that promotes learning a second language. She is a huge proponent of oral language in L2 acquisition. Her workshops blend elements of drama into topic areas allowing for the development of authentic links, and for them to become connected to the curriculum and daily life. Whether it's breaking down ideas of teaching according to concepts, learning a second language, exploring the Science of Reading, or guiding relationships, Marylou has always used a combination of unique strategies to help people build significant connections in their world.

Marylou Gammans est conseillère pédagogique et enseignante en Alberta. Elle est une présentatrice et une formatrice certifiée en Concept-Based Curriculum and Instruction (CBCI) après avoir étudié avec les docteurs H. Lynn Erickson et Lois A. Lanning. Elle facilite l'apprentissage professionnel et travaille avec une variété de districts en français et en anglais. Marylou est également certifiée en français intensif (ANL), une approche neurolinguistique qui favorise l'apprentissage d'une deuxième langue. Elle est une grande partisane de la langue orale dans l'acquisition d'une L2. Ses ateliers intègrent des éléments de théâtre dans les thèmes abordés, ce qui permet de développer des liens authentiques et de les relier au programme scolaire et à la vie quotidienne. Qu'il s'agisse de décomposer les idées d'enseignement en fonction des concepts, d'apprendre une deuxième langue, d'explorer la science de la lecture ou de guider les relations, Marylou a toujours utilisé une combinaison de stratégies uniques pour aider les gens à établir des liens significatifs dans leur monde.

Éric Caron

Éric Caron is consultant in educational technology with the Consortium provincial francophone. Specialized in History, Éric has taught during his career a variety of subjects and his passion for pedagogy has lead him to work on many special educational classroom projects as well as many extra-curricular activities. After assuming the position of educational consultant in Quebec, he joined the Consortium provincial francophone team as consultant in educational technology in 2012. Since 2008, one of his specialties is digital citizenship and he worked many times with police community officers to offer sessions on that topic, in Quebec and Alberta. Through his multidisciplinary experience, he has developed a global vision on the integration of pedagogical technologies in the classroom. Éric offers numerous workshops for francophone teachers in Alberta in particular the flip classroom, digital citizenship, Google tools in education and Moodle as virtual classroom.

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.

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Grade Level:

K-12/Tous niveaux Maternelle à 12