Sunday, April 18, 2021

Time Table:

Start End Item
09:00 09:15 opening & Registration
09:15 10:20 Welcome & Keynote / Panel – Surviving the COVID Pandemic
10:20 10:30 Break
10:30 11:30 Session 2
11:30 11:40 Break
11:40 12:00 Breakout Rooms / Exhibition Hall
12:00 12:45 Lunch & Entertainment Q&A with Matthew G.
12:45 13:00 Lunch Q&A
13:00 14:00 Session 3
14:00 14:10 Break
14:10 15:15 Session 4
15:15 15:45 Breakout rooms 2 / Exhibition hall
15:45 16:00 Thank you / giveaways

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April 18, 2021

Advocating for and magnifying marginalized voices: A chat with Project SOMEONE

10:30  -  11:30

How do you represent, support, and advocate for groups that you may not belong to without diluting the message? How do you use a voice of privilege to amplify one that struggles and strives for something as basic as accessibility? Come for a chat with Project Someone members who have worked with various groups in Canada, the US, Europe, …

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Journaling as a self-care tool

10:30  -  11:30

Learn how journaling can be used as a self-care tool. During these times, self-care is more important than ever. What you will learn is useful for parents and children. Tonia James, Guidance Counsellor EMSB – Student Services

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Field Trips of the Future: Inspiring student success through real world experiences

10:30  -  11:30

Can you imagine a world where your teenagers and children actually see how the curriculum applies to the real world? A non-profit called E2 Adventures has been live-streaming field trips for students since March 2020. These educational experiences allow students to explore active construction sites, video game design studios, vaccine manufacturers and more, in real-time. …

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Setting boundaries on screens with your teenage children

10:30  -  12:00

In this part psychoeducational, part interactive workshop, we will explore the following questions: – What does the literature say is happening neurodevelopmentally in adolescent brains? – Why is my teenage child becoming more and more dependent on screens/becoming so adverse when I ask them to stop? – Is it possible to set boundaries with our …

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Building up children to help them bounce back from life’s challenges

10:30  -  11:30

Life is riddled with challenges and although we hope our children are always happy they will have to experience bumps along the road and make tough decisions. Through interactive discussion, we will explore ways in which we can help our children grow and learn skills they need to handle life’s challenges. Considerations regarding the current …

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Early Literacy & Kindergarten Readiness

10:30  -  11:30

This session will explore the learning needs and milestones of kindergarten students. This presentation will allow parents to have a clearer understanding of the preschool program and what school readiness really involves for children and their families. Connie Cassetta, ESD Consultant EMSB Educational Services Megan Mullen, ESD Consultant EMSB Educational Services

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Prevention of Weight/Size Discrimination – Inclusion of People of Size

10:30  -  11:30

Fat-Phobia & Size Discrimination: An Introduction We hear more and more about fatphobia, but what is it exactly? This presentation will help you understand the roots of Fat-Phobia and recognize when you are in presence of size discrimination. Edith Bernier, Public Speaker, ConsultantPrevention of Weight/Size Discrimination – Inclusion of People of Size, Founder of Grossophobie.ca …

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LEARN’s Online Tutoring – Homework Help and Study Support, in the Comfort of Your Own Home

10:30  -  11:30

Homework can be a challenge in the evenings, and students find it hard too! LEARN offers evening online tutoring and homework help at no charge. Our tutors are experienced, qualified Quebec teachers who work one-on-one with students through our engaging and interactive secure online platform. We provide students in the elementary and secondary sector support in Math, French, Sciences, Social …

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Online Learning, Netiquette & Digital Life for High School Parents

10:30  -  11:30

This session will explore various facets of digital citizenship for high school parents, including the implication of online learning, for a healthy digital life. Caroline Dupuis, ICT Consultant EMSB – Educational Services

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Neurodiversity and Mental Health

10:30  -  11:30

Varied learning approaches and understanding of the educational environment, as well as the incidence of mental health vulnerabilities and their impact on academic success, not only add intricacy to teaching, but also to parenting. As an educator working with students who exhibit entangled educational/emotional portraits, general teaching tactics often fall short in reaching our most challenging and …

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Lunch Q&A with Matthew Giuffrida

12:45  -  13:00

Matthew Giuffrida is a Montreal local Actor and Comedian that is known for his online comedic acts,  where he switches between different characters like Martin, Sal and Brudder. Matthew Giuffrida is an EMSB graduate and will discuss his experience going through the EMSB system as a student to becoming a local comedian.

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Field Trips of the Future: Inspiring student success through real world experiences

13:00  -  14:00

Can you imagine a world where your teenagers and children actually see how the curriculum applies to the real world? A non-profit called E2 Adventures has been live-streaming field trips for students since March 2020. These educational experiences allow students to explore active construction sites, video game design studios, vaccine manufacturers and more, in real-time. …

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LEARN’s Online Tutoring – Homework Help and Study Support, in the Comfort of Your Own Home

13:00  -  14:00

Homework can be a challenge in the evenings, and students find it hard too! LEARN offers evening online tutoring and homework help at no charge. Our tutors are experienced, qualified Quebec teachers who work one-on-one with students through our engaging and interactive secure online platform. We provide students in the elementary and secondary sector support in Math, French, Sciences, Social …

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Vaping – what you need to know

13:00  -  14:00

A description of the different types of devices used for vaping, the substances vaped and the health risks associated are ..and what parents can do to prevent vaping in children. Sandrine Aschour, Drug Prevention Consultant EMSB Student Services Dept

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Building up children to help them bounce back from life’s challenges

13:00  -  14:00

Life is riddled with challenges and although we hope our children are always happy they will have to experience bumps along the road and make tough decisions. Through interactive discussion, we will explore ways in which we can help our children grow and learn skills they need to handle life’s challenges. Considerations regarding the current …

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Assistive Technology tools for student writing support

13:00  -  14:00

Join the assistive technology consultants as they demonstrate tools to support student literacy. We will demonstrate using 2 EMSB literacy tools (Read & Write and WordQ). The webinar is intended for families of students from grade 3 to secondary 5 whose children are already using these tools. We will learn : 1. Text to speech …

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Supporting Your Child’s Physical Literacy Development at Home

13:00  -  14:00

Now more than ever children need meaningful opportunities to move well and to move often. The consequences of sedentary behavior in children are alarming. This presentation will provide parents with ideas of how to support their child’s physical literacy journey at home. It will also provide ideas of how to motivate, develop confidence, and a …

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Parent’s Guide to Google Classroom

13:00  -  14:00

Part how-to guide, part Q&A. This session will explain how to get started with Google Classroom. Topics will include: how to sign in (through a browser), submitting work in Classroom, Google Docs and tools, guardian emails, and using the mobile app. Suitable for beginners. *Please note this is not a tech-support session. François Dupraz, ICT …

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Online Learning, Netiquette & Digital Life for Elementary School Parents

13:00  -  14:00

This session will explore various facets of digital citizenship for elementary school parents, including the implication of online learning, tips for a healthy digital life, and considerations for that group of students. Caroline Dupuis, ICT Consultant EMSB – Educational Services

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Sexual education- high school aged students

13:00  -  14:00

This presentation will allow parents to understand the mandatory content of Sexuality Education being implemented at the Secondary level.  Parents will have the opportunity to ask any questions that they may have concerning the mandatory content. Jamie Quinn, Educational Consultant EMSB – Educational Services

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S.T.E.A.M. – Cross-curricular, project based learning

13:00  -  14:00

Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math. This session will focus on the fundamental components of the STEAM pedagogical approach, including, but not limited to: the need for interdisciplinary real-world problem solving, both ‘in situ’ (in our classrooms and maker spaces), as well as externally (we have several ongoing partnership initiatives); exploration of rubrics; curriculum mapping; design process and 21st-century …

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Stress Release Yoga – an actual Yoga Session

13:00  -  14:00

Yoga Release is a mind-body practice that combines specific physical poses, controlled breathing, and meditation/relaxation techniques. When practiced regularly, it reduces stress, regulates blood pressure, activates your heart rate, and many other benefits. Incorporating yoga into your life will augment your flexibility, increase strength, and instill a continuous steady flow of internal peace. This is …

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Setting boundaries on screens with your teenage children

14:10  -  15:45

In this part psychoeducational, part interactive workshop, we will explore the following questions: – What does the literature say is happening neurodevelopmentally in adolescent brains? – Why is my teenage child becoming more and more dependent on screens/becoming so adverse when I ask them to stop? – Is it possible to set boundaries with our …

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Vaping – what you need to know

14:10  -  1515

A description of the different types of devices used for vaping, the substances vaped and the health risks associated are ..and what parents can do to prevent vaping in children. Sandrine Aschour, Drug Prevention Consultant EMSB Student Services Dept

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Assistive Technology tools for student writing support

14:10  -  15:15

Join the assistive technology consultants as they demonstrate tools to support student literacy. We will demonstrate using 2 EMSB literacy tools (Read & Write and WordQ). The webinar is intended for families of students from grade 3 to secondary 5 whose children are already using these tools. We will learn : 1.Text to speech 2.Word …

Click for more information on 'Assistive Technology tools for student writing support'

Parent’s Guide to Google Classroom

14:10  -  15:15

Part how-to guide, part Q&A. This session will explain how to get started with Google Classroom. Topics will include: how to sign in (through a browser), submitting work in Classroom, Google Docs and tools, guardian emails, and using the mobile app. Suitable for beginners. *Please note this is not a tech-support session. François Dupraz, ICT …

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Recognition of Acquired Competencies – Adult Education and Vocational Sector

14:10  -  15:15

Discover the wealth of opportunities there are via vocational education for your children. There are numerous career paths accessible through the EMSB’s vocational centers – often rather lucrative ones – that offer many students the path to success they always wanted. This workshop will explore the many diverse educational pathways offered by Adult Education and …

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Sexual education -elementary aged students

14:10  -  15:15

This presentation will allow parents to understand the mandatory content of Sexuality Education being implemented at the elementary level.  Parents will have the opportunity to ask any questions that they may have concerning the mandatory content. Jamie Quinn, Educational Consultant EMSB – Educational Services

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S.T.E.A.M. – Cross-curricular, project based learning

14:10  -  15:15

Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math. This session will focus on the fundamental components of the STEAM pedagogical approach, including, but not limited to: the need for interdisciplinary real-world problem solving, both ‘in situ’ (in our classrooms and maker spaces), as well as externally (we have several ongoing partnership initiatives); exploration of rubrics; curriculum mapping; design process and 21st-century …

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The Virtual Library

14:10  -  15:15

Join us for a guided tour of some of the EMSB’s online bank of resources and databases that are made available to help your child find reliable safety information. Some highlights include: ebooks, adaptive interfaces, encyclopedias, videos, and most are available in both English and French. Julian Taylor, Librarian EMSB – Educational Services Danielle Juneau, …

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EPCA – Talking Parent Governance

14:10  -  15:15

The English Parents Committee Association will be holding a workshop on Parent Governance. What are parents’ rights, and how to navigate the system? Andrew Ross, Director E.P.C.A.

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Keynote with Dr. Rubin – Resilience through the COVID Pandemic

9:15  -  10:20

This session will include a keynote address and Expert Panel on the current situation of the COVID Pandemic, including but not limited to the science, challenges, and impact re COVID; vaccines, prevention safety, and social impact. Keynote Speaker: Dr. Earl Rubin, Director of The Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases at the Montreal Children’s Hospital Expert …

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