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Distinguished Educator Seminar Series


Each year LCII proudly presents the Distinguished Educator Seminar Series designed in consultation with the Quebec educational community in conjunction with what is new in theory and practice in the larger educational milieu. LCII employs exemplary educators and well-known presenters to ensure these seminars are engaging, and relevant.


2014/2015 Registration Fees

Early Bird Rate
Register online 10 working days prior to event
PAY $217.00
GST $10.85
PST $21.65
Total $249.50

*does not apply to October 9 2014 event

2014/2015 Registration Fees

Late Registration Rate
Register online after the Early Bird deadline
PAY $240.00
GST $12.00
PST $23.94
Total $275.94

*does not apply to October 9 2014 event

Seminar Descriptions

 

RESERVE YOUR SPACE ONLINE TODAY FOR DR. HOWARD GARDNER

(Registration fee for October 9th, 2014:  $155 plus tax per person)


Fall 2014

Friday, October 17, 2014, 9:30 - 15:30

"Grit" and school success: helping students develop perseverance

Presenter: Dr. Karen Gazith

Audience: All

Where: English Montreal School Board, 6000 Fielding, Laurence Patterson Room, Montreal

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By the end of this session, teachers will be able to:

  • Understand the psychological trait that is known as “grit”
  • Develop classroom practices that foster perseverance
  • Use Carol Dweck’s concept of “growth mindset” in planning learning
  • Teach students how the brain processes information in order to gain more control over their own learning
  • Teach colleagues/parents/others about the importance of perseverance as an indicator of success rather than only IQ
  • Understand and apply the concept that “not everything that can be counted counts and not everything that counts can be counted” (Albert Einstein)

Karen Gazith, PhD, has taught in a number of special needs institutions and schools, including the Instrumental Enrichment Institute with Dr. Feuerstein. Karen, formerly Director of Education at the Bronfman Jewish Education Centre, is currently Dean of Academics as UTT/Herzliah and an adjunct professor in the department of Educational and Counselling Psychology at McGill University.

 

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Friday, October 24, 2014, 9:30 - 15:30

How to succeed in mathematics despite dyslexia/dyscalculia

Presenter: Lori Kiteala

Audience: Secondary

Where: English Montreal School Board, 6000 Fielding, Laurence Patterson Room, Montreal

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Learn how to:

  • “See” what students with dyslexia “see”
  • Help students move from chronic failure to solid success in mathematics
  • Harness the intuitive math abilities of students
  • Differentiate instruction with interactive math apps
  • Flip the class using presentation software Help students create web-based videos
  • Explore Universal Design for Learning in conjunction with math instruction.

Lori Kiteala, is a learning coach and math specialist who works with students in a one-on-one setting that allows her to “see” what students with dyslexia “see”. She shares this knowledge with students and this allows them to succeed beyond all expectations.

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Friday, November 7, 2014, 9:30 - 15:30

Identifying developmental delays and special needs

Presenter: Dr. Lisa Reisinger

Audience: Elementary

Where: Best Western Ville-Marie Hotel, 3407 Peel, Montreal, H3A 1 W7

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This seminar will combine the latest research with practical classroom applications Document behavioural indicators of developmental delays guided by recognized developmental periods. Communicate with parents about missed developmental milestones or observed “red flag” behaviors.

Learn how to:

  • Informally screen your elementary students and use the results to differentiate instruction
  • Support students with difficulties in social, emotional or academic areas
  • Prepare a referral for formal testing
  • Track student development when formal testing is not yet indicated – developmental tracking made simple

Lisa Reisinger, PhD, is a psychologist, educational speaker, published author, and past elementary school teacher. She has supported teachers of students with special needs for over twenty years. She brings to teachers both current research and years of experience to create approaches that are practical, individually-based, and work in today’s classroom.

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Friday, November 14, 2014, 9:30 - 15:30

Teaching mindfulness for optimal learning

Presenter: Charity Bryant

Audience: All

Where: McGill University Faculty Club, 3450 McTavish Street

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Learn how to:

  • Prime the brain and nervous system for learning
  • Increase attention, impulse control and emotional regulation
  • Help students remain calm and focused for exams
  • Reduce stress and anxiety for students and teachers
  • Be more attuned, resilient and self-compassionate

Charity Bryant is the founder of Rest in Breath, a mindfulness in education company bringing mindfulness and yoga to schools for students, teachers and parents. Trained in the Mindful Schools Curriculum and in the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Instructors Practicum with The Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care and Society, UMASS. Charity has taught pre K-Gr. 8 English curriculum in Taiwanese schools, taught at-risk youth and has been practicing yoga and mindfulness since 2004. www.restinbreath.com

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Tuesday, December 2, 2014, 9:30 - 15:30

Financial literacy across the curriculum using project-based learning

Presenter: Dominic P. Tremblay

Audience: Upper Elementary + Secondary

Where: McGill University Faculty Club, 3450 McTavish Street

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The teaching strategies presented in this workshop can be integrated into any project involving the use of supplies and equipment in math, history, geography, science or the arts.

Learn how to:

  • Integrate the principles of financial literacy in all subjects
  • Guide students to explore the basic principles of an economic system
  • Model an economic system that is close to reality
  • Better manage resources in your classroom
  • Increase student engagement and motivation

Dominic Tremblay, is an innovative Educational Consultant who specializes in bringing 21st century skills to educational programs and professionals. He is passionate about inquiry-based learning and developing relevant pedagogical activities for students immersed in a world where technology and multimedia are the norm. With 13 years of classroom experience, he knows what is required to create a learning environment that motivates and inspires in today’s world.

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Thursday, December 4, 2014, 9:30 - 15:30

Brain charge: Reduce stress, increase achievement and eliminate discipline issues

Presenter: Dr. Regalena Melrose

Audience: All

Where: McGill University Faculty Club, 3450 McTavish Street

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Brain Charge, is the K-12 curriculum that increases sensory awareness for self-regulation and student achievement. Discover effective ways to engage and manage your most challenging students.

Participants will

  • Learn the neuroscience behind why our interventions are currently not working
  • Learn how to make small changes to interventions that will make them work
  • Practice these changes throughout the seminar so they become automatic
  • Become equipped with simple interventions that work quickly and have long-lasting results

Dr. Regalena Melrose, clinical and school psychologist, is the creator of Brain Charge: The K-12 Curriculum and the author of the ground-breaking books, You Can Heal Your Child and Why Students Underachieve. She is a well-known international speaker and consultant specializing in the application of current neuroscience to educational practice and parenting. www.drmelrose.com

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Winter 2015

Tuesday, February 17, 2015, 9:30 - 15:30

The Vitruvian Teacher: Effective planning and teaching for stickability

Presenter: Ross Morrison McGill

Audience: All

Where: McGill University Faculty Club, 3450 McTavish Street

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Ross Morrison McGill, creator of @TeacherToolkit will introduce you to 100 Ideas for Outstanding Lessons and how to keep perfectly stuck in the classroom!

  • Make instruction highly engaging and active for students
  • Simplify lesson planning Improve marking so that students act on feedback
  • Design assessments that require student responsibility
  • Set inspiring; differentiated and self-selecting homework
  • Identify ways to gather evidence in observations of self/peers
  • Review teaching and shift pedagogy to be a leader of learning
  • Become a “Vitruvian” teacher and enrich your work life

Ross Morrison McGill, BAEd, MA, FRSA, author of 100 Ideas: Outstanding Lessons; has been a classroom teacher for the past 20 years and is currently working as a Deputy Headteacher in a large (11-18 years) senior school in North London. He has a national profile in the UK as the leading contributor and organiser of online CPD within a growing community of education professionals and when he blogs, people – even the government – listen! He is the creator of the famous #5MinPlan and @SLTchat; @MyEdHunt; @SLTeachMeet; and writer for The Guardian newspaper. His website resources exceed (circa.) 2M views and he tweets on Twitter from @TeacherToolkit.

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Friday, March 20, 2015, 9:30 - 15:30

Transforming Learning with iPads - BYOD (bring your own device)

Presenter: Sam Bruzzese

Audience: Secondary + Vocational/Adult Learning

Where: English Montreal School Board, 6000 Fielding, Laurence Patterson Room, Montreal

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If you have just starting exploring the use of iPads in your classroom and would like to know more about how you can use the devices as a creation tool with your students, then this workshop is for you.

  • Acquire classroom strategies for teaching with the iPad
  • Learn organizational and workflow strategies for shared and 1:1 devices
  • Harness the power of social media with students
  • Explore the processes involved in creating students’ digital portfolios
  • Increase student engagement

Please bring your own device. We strongly recommend that you update all apps before attending the workshop. A list of recommended apps will be emailed to you in advance of the workshop.

Sam Bruzzese, a retired school principal, is an educational technology instructor at McGill. He has given workshops on a broad range of topics including integrating educational technology for school leaders. He provides pedagogical support for several BYOD public high schools and his area of research is the use of mobile technologies in the classroom. sbruzzese.org @sam_bruzzese.

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Friday, March 27, 2015, 9:30 - 15:30

Why are so many teenagers unraveling?

Presenter: Dr. Rina Gupta

Audience: Secondary + Vocational/Adult Education

Where: McGill University Faculty Club, 3450 McTavish Street

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The societal demands placed on our teens are greater than ever, and this is reflected in increasing rates of depression, anxiety, and addiction. This seminar is designed to help educators working with teens to understand their internal make-up, needs and abilities.

Topics:

  • Common stressors affecting our youth
  • Emotional and physical needs and limitations of adolescents and teens
  • Gender differences in expression of stress and difficulty
  • Strategies and that can help teens be happier and healthier
  • Vulnerability of the adolescent brain
  • Communication strategies that work with this age group
  • Problems that require professional intervention

Rina Gupta, PhD, is a child psychologist who has been practicing clinically with children and their families for over 15 years. Her area of research and expertise pertains to risk-taking and addictive behaviors among youth.

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For further details on the Seminar Series, contact:

donna [dot] wilkinson [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Donna Wilkinson)

Tel.: (514)398-6961

Fax: (514)398-7436


Séminaires de perfectionnement pour les enseignants Francophones

 

Automne 2014

Lundi, le 1 décembre, 2014, 9:30 - 15:30

LEGO en classe: au-delà des fractions

Présenté par: Dominic P. Tremblay

Niveau: Primaire

Où: McGill University Faculty Club, 3450 rue McTavish

Détails

Au terme de cet atelier, le participant:

  • explorera des activités utilisant des LEGO dans tous les domaines du programme d’études
  • concevra des activités ouvertes en mathématiques qui stimulent la créativité chez leurs élèves
  • utilisera avec efficacité des LEGO comme matériaux de manipulation en mathématiques
  • faire des interventions pédagogiques à l’aide des LEGO pour corriger les conceptions erronées chez les élèves.

Cet atelier ne nécessite PAS d’ensemble dispendieux comme les LEGO Mindstorms. La plupart des activités peuvent être faites avec les blocs de base.

Dominic P. Tremblay est un enseignant agrée de l’Ontario qualifié au primaire et au secondaire et un consultant en éducation qui se spécialise dans l’apprentissage par enquête, dans l’apprentissage par projet, dans l’intégration des TIC, dans l’intégration de la littératie financière et dans l’intégration de la littératie alimentaire. Il œuvre dans presque toutes les provinces canadiennes.

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Hiver 2015

Jeudi, le 22 janvier, 2015, 9:30 - 15:30

Se calmer, se concentrer et apprendre!

Présenté par: Karine Gagner

Niveau: Primaire

Où: McGill University Faculty Club, 3450 rue McTavish

Détails

Une initiation aux systèmes sensoriels vous permettra de comprendre l’utilité de diverses ressources permettant d’apaiser ou stimuler les enfants à un niveau optimal favorisant leur apprentissage par une meilleure attention. Simple à intégrer dans le quotidien, ces outils sont bénéfiques en classe comme à la maison.

Au terme de cet atelier, le participant pourra:

  • Comprendre le système sensoriel et son implication dans les processus d’attention – concentration
  • Reconnaître les signes d’angoisse ou anxiété et agir
  • Découvrir des outils pratiques en références aux différents systèmes sensoriels
  • Repenser sa pratique quotidienne

Karine Gagner, présidente fondatrice de fdmt, est mère d’une ado ayant un TSA. Elle a bâti son entreprise en voulant aider tous les enfants à vivre des réussites même en apprenant différemment. De plus, ses nombreuses qualités de pédagogue l’amènent à présenter régulièrement des ateliers autant à des groupes d’étudiants en formation des maîtres qu’à des enseignants et intervenants en milieu scolaire.

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Lundi, le 16 février, 2015, 9:30 - 15:30

Motricité globale et habiletés motrices fondamentales

Présenté par: Dr. Joël Beaulieu

Niveau: Préscolaire-maternelle + premier cycle + éducation physique

Où: McGill University Faculty Club, 3450 rue McTavish

Détails

  • Étudier les fondements et les repères du développement moteur et de la motricité globale
  • Comprendre l’influence de la motricité globale sur le développement géné de l’enfant
  • S’initier aux habiletés motrices fondamentales et aux stades d’évolution Expérimenter des activités de motrices globales (classe, gymnase, cour)
  • Établir des liens avec les programmes du MELS (éducation physique et éducation préscolaire)
  • Découvrir des outils et stratégies pédagogiques

Joël Beaulieu, Ph.D. est consultant en motricité et en pédagogie sportive. Il a travaillé à tous les niveaux de système d’éducation. Joël se considère avant tout comme un praticien avec un petit givrage scientifique. En 2012, il fonde la firme A+ Action pour partager plus concrètement son expertise. Communicateur dynamique et passionné, il a déjà formé plus de 2 000 intervenants et enfants à travers la province.

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Mardi, le 24 mars, 2015, 9:30 - 15:30

La Méthode Café: une approche gagnante

Stratégies de lecture et pistes d'évaluation

Présenté par: Marcelle Auger

Niveau: Primaire

Où: McGill University Faculty Club, 3450 rue McTavish

Détails

La Compréhension, l’Adéquation, la Fluidité et l’Étendue du vocabulaire sont au centre d’un menu de stratégies à construire avec les élèves.

Au terme de cet atelier, le participant:

  • aura une meilleure connaissance des stratégies du menu CAFÉ
  • aura des outils pour le travailler en classe
  • aura des ressources pour conserver des traces d’évaluation signifiantes
  • pourra dès lors s’approprier la méthode et les outils présents dans l’ouvrage
  • pourra répondre encore plus facilement et concrètement aux besoins variés et individuels de tous ses élèves

La ressource La méthode CAFÉ soutiendra cet atelier.

Marcelle Auger a enseigné au primaire pendant plus de 20 ans dans divers milieux et auprès d’une population étudiante diversifiée. Elle a été conseillère en adaptation scolaire, conseillère pédagogique en littératie puis en français langue seconde à la commission scolaire Lester-B.-Pearson. Elle a développé et offert de nombreuses formations sur les 5 au quotidien et la Méthode Café à travers le Québec et l’Ontario.

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Mercredi, le 15 avril, 2015, 9:30 - 15:30

Jouer, c'est le travail de l'enfant!

Présenté par: Jean-Sébastien Legros

Niveau: Préscolaire + Primaire 1er Cycle + 2e Cycle

Où: McGill University Faculty Club, 3450 rue McTavish

Détails

La pédagogie est en évolution ainsi que nos pratiques. Le temps et les recherches ont permis de mieux intégrer le jeu éducatif et de mieux le structurer dans notre quotidien. Littératie, numératie,pédagogie par le jeu,apprenons différemment.

Au Terme de cet atelier, le participant:

  • Réfléchira à ses pratiques quotidiennes
  • Intégrera le jeu à sa pédagogie
  • Découvrira des outils pédagogiques
  • Repensera les centres de littératie/numératie

Jean-Sébastien Legros, Directeur des ventes chez fdmt, a enseigné pendant plus de 10 ans au secondaire, a travaillé plusieurs années pour un éditeur scolaire et a offert une centaine d’ateliers pédagogiques à travers le pays.

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