November 17, 2018

Understanding Sexual Violence & Its Implications for Our Kids (B)

11:10  -  12:30
St. Laurent Adult Education Centre (2405 Place Lafortune O, Saint-Laurent, QC H4M 1C2)

Is sexual harassment a problem in our schools? How do we understand sexual violence?  How can we discuss this sensitive topic with our kids? What can we do to better protect them? With heightened public awareness on the topic of sexual violence and the introduction of Sexuality Education in our schools, adults may need to reflect …

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Empowering parents with an understanding of anxiety and stress to nurture resilient children (B)

11:10  -  12:30
St. Laurent Adult Education Centre (2405 Place Lafortune O, Saint-Laurent, QC H4M 1C2)

As parents and caregivers, we tend to view the world of children as happy and carefree.  After all, kids don’t have jobs to keep or bills to pay, so what could they possibly have to worry about?  The answer often is:  Plenty! Even very young children have worries and feel stress to some degree.  This …

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Cultivating Love Between You and Your Child (B)

11:10  -  12:30
St. Laurent Adult Education Centre (2405 Place Lafortune O, Saint-Laurent, QC H4M 1C2)

This workshop will present concrete strategies on how to bring parents closer to their children (young children and adolescents). We’ll look at what authoritative parenting looks like and bring in some natural and logical discipline examples. We’ll also present some creative communication techniques, as well as get a group discussion going on how parents talk …

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Presentation on the MEES Sexuality Education Program

11:10  -  12:30
St. Laurent Adult Education Centre (2405 Place Lafortune O, Saint-Laurent, QC H4M 1C2)

Sexuality Education is now mandatory in all schools across the province. At the EMSB, we believe it’s important to keep our parents mindful of what goes on in our schools.  In this session, parents will have the opportunity to learn about the program and what their children will be taught, ask questions, and understand the …

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School Entry Preparation for Special Needs Students at the EMSB

11:10  -  12:30
St. Laurent Adult Education Centre (2405 Place Lafortune O, Saint-Laurent, QC H4M 1C2)

This workshop will discuss what special needs programs, classes and resources are available at the EMSB and will explain how to navigate them. We will also talk about what to expect in these programs, including for kindergarten.

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Fine Motor Skills: Developing Little Hands for Classroom Activities

11:10  -  12:30
St. Laurent Adult Education Centre (2405 Place Lafortune O, Saint-Laurent, QC H4M 1C2)

This workshop will look at the role of occupational therapists (OT) at the elementary level and provide information on the developmental milestones of fine motor skills (e.g. pencil grasp, handwriting, drawing, cutting, etc.). We will discuss the common fine motor challenges that elementary students can face which may impact participation in daily classroom activities. We …

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Field Trips to the Future: How Standing on the Shoulders of Quebec’s Giants will Strengthen our Students

11:10  -  12:30
St. Laurent Adult Education Centre (2405 Place Lafortune O, Saint-Laurent, QC H4M 1C2)

Hidden behind the $300B closed doors of Quebec’s largest corporations rest the legacies of our leading visionaries, innovators, entrepreneurs and scientists. Imagine a world where our educators and their students benefit from this exposure, when no other part of North America does? Imagine how as a result they will develop passions for skills like coding, …

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