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Professional Development for CUPE 947 CUPE Pro D Day Friday, October 23, 2009 École Shoreline Community Middle School 2750 Shoreline Drive View Royal 250 386-8367 REGISTRATION: www.sd61.bc.ca/school/cupe EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org Registration begins immediately Class confirmation will be faxed out Monday, October 19, 2009 The LAST day to add or drop any class is Wednesday, October 21 at noon MORNING WORKSHOPS 9:00 am to 11:30 am AM 1 Excel 2007 Tips and Tricks - Level 1 Prerequisites: Comfortable with the basics of creating, editing and formatting worksheets. Come on out to this half day session and learn some "Tips and Tricks" for formatting, email addresses, working with multiple worksheets, the clipboard, wrapping text, creating quick charts and column headings. Take the next step and make those worksheets look great! Presented by Alison Hayton AM 2 Anxiety in Children and Adolescents This seminar will give you a basic overview of what anxiety is, the different types of anxiety disorders, when they become problematic - particularly in the school environment, and why and how they should be treated. Once the introduction has been made, the discussion will focus on effective approaches to dealing with anxiety: specific situations, environmental considerations, behavioural strategies and cognitive techniques will all be explored. Information regarding available resources will be provided. Presented by Dr. Magali M. Brulot, Registered Psychologist AM 3 Hatha Yoga Basics In this workshop, we will explore the fundamentals of the asana practice (postures) as well as an introduction to pranayama (breath work) both aimed at bringing a balanced state to the body/mind. We will discuss the benefits of a regular practice as well as provide tips for integration into daily life. Presented by Laura Butler and Megan Tomlinson of Workplace Yoga AM 4 PWIM - Picture Word Inductive Model Using pictures to support writing. Image rich pictures and photographs are used to help students build vocabulary, concepts about words, and sentence and paragraph structures. This helps improve their writing. As a support person you can help them develop a poster of words to go with each picture. This program can be used from K to Gr. 6. Bring an interesting picture or photograph. Presented by Brenda Pohl – First Nation Teacher with SD 61 AM 5 Nuts and Bolts of Storytelling Stories are used to teach, to entertain, to comfort and heal. This workshop will guide participants into the rich world of traditional stories and help them recognize their own storytelling talents. Topics to be covered include: story sources, choosing a story, memory techniques, performance tips and story lore. Participants will come away with an understanding of story language; they will learn how to internalize stories through activities, games, interaction and modeling by the workshop leader. They will also have at least one story to share in the classroom and with family or friends. Presented by Victoria storyteller, Jennifer Ferris AM 6 Healthy and Delicious on a budget - Morning Class It seems, these days, healthy and delicious are going hand in hand…but on a budget? Not so much! In this workshop learn how to create recipes that not only taste great and have health benefits but don‟t break the bank! Our Thrifty Foods expert, Eva, will demonstrate some great fall recipes like a rustic fall soup and a spicy soba noodle salad. We will also go over how to keep your menu planning on budget and what ingredients are going to give you the most cost and health benefits. Presented by Eva Cherneff with MEMBERS PLEASE NOTE: Beginning 2010 all registration for CUPE 947 Pro D day classes will be done on line. AFTERNOON WORKSHOPS 12:30 pm to 3:00 pm PM 7 Excel 2007 Tips and Tricks - Level 2 Prerequisites: Level 1 and comfortable with printing and the basics of formulas. This half day session which will cover 'Tips & Tricks' for validating data, dealing with duplicate entries, creating easy forms for data entry, page layout, printing and relative/absolute cells. Something for everyone! Presented by Alison Hayton PM 8 Yin Yoga and Meditation Yin yoga is a practice that uses longer-held floor poses to stimulate the deeper (Yin) connective tissues of the body. This quiet, but energetically powerful practice focuses on the hips, legs and lower back, releasing tension and increasing mobility and flexibility in our body's core. The practice will be followed by a meditation and exploration of the benefits that meditation practice can offer. Presented by Megan Tomlinson and Laura Butler of Workplace Yoga PM 9 Motor Skill Activities through creative Gift Boxes This hands on practical course will be good for students with all motor skill levels. Plus you can “Go Green” AND have a great time, making attractive little boxes from used greeting cards. Easy techniques turn your old Christmas or other used greeting cards into pretty gift boxes, unique place settings, innovative gift tags, colourful Christmas tree decorations or give-away bookmarks (including an angel). An excellent, cost-effective and creative project for students from Elementary to Secondary School! WHAT TO BRING TO CLASS: any and all old greeting cards. Note $8 is payable with registration for supplies. Presented by Gaye Lounsbury of Good Dog Creations PM 10 Healthy and Delicious on a budget - Afternoon Class (If you couldn’t attend the morning class here it is again in the afternoon) It seems, these days, healthy and delicious are going hand in hand…but on a budget? Not so much! In this workshop learn how to create recipes that not only taste great and have health benefits but don‟t break the bank! Our Thrifty Foods expert, Eva, will demonstrate some great fall recipes like a rustic fall soup and a spicy soba noodle salad. We will also go over how to keep your menu planning on budget and what ingredients are going to give you the most cost and health benefits. Presented by Eva Cherneff with Thrifty Foods Cooking and Lifestyle Centre FULL DAY WORKSHOPS 9:00am – 3:00pm (Unless otherwise stated) FD 11 School District First Aid – Child Care Initiator Course (CIC) (Note: Time 9:00am – 3:30pm) The idea of this course is to train the individual in the Primary Care Essential Skills only. Students will have the ability to deal with minor injuries and if required begin life saving patient care until a person who is trained to a higher level arrives and assumes control of the situation. You will learn the skills of patient care in the same sequence as used by the professionals. Material covered will include updated standards of CPR and choking for adults and children, controlling bleeding, bone and joint injuries and more. Emphasis will be placed on the correct use of personal protection, including pocket masks for rescue breathing. On successful completion students will be issued a SD 61 recognized certificate valid for three years. Presented by Noel Stone of Guardian Emergency FD 12 Stress in the Workplace When you complain about stress on the job, does your employer tell you to take a deep breath, relax and get some exercise…after work? This workshop will help you identify what causes stress at work, how it affects your health and job performance, and best of all, how to create a healthier work environment and lasting solutions! Presented by CUPE FD 13 Foodsafe Level 1 (Note: Time 8:30am – 4:30pm) Foodsafe is a requirement for individuals working with food and is designed for the average restaurant, deli and school cafeteria worker. The BC Ministry of Health maintains a province-wide registry. Certificate awarded upon successful completion of workshop. Presented by Gerald Loiselle COST: No cost for CUPE – Public $68 * Payment due with registration FD 14 Why We Behave “An invaluable course to me in the classroom” ... A good refresher class, or if you‟re new to the school system, this workshop will focus on Dr. William Glasser‟s teaching of „Choice Theory‟ (Why we behave) and „Reality Therapy‟ (Four key questions used to promote reflective thinking) as practical strategies and tools to help students develop more responsibility in managing their behaviours. In the morning focus will be on the theory; and, in the afternoon the focus will be on application of concepts. Cheat sheets provided. (The ideas and tools learned at this workshop can be applied in work as well as personal situations) This class has been brought back by request. Presented by Louise St. Pierre – certified at the William Glasser Institute FD 15 Pride Find out why lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) issues are union issues. We‟ll talk honestly about myths and explore how fear and misunderstanding divide us as workers. Although this workshop is geared to members who are not LGBT, everyone is welcome. No one is asked to identify his or her sexual orientation. Presented by CUPE FD 16 Medical Alert (Dealing with conditions present in school) This full day workshop will cover a variety of medical conditions that appear in our schools. Conditions include epilepsy and seizure disorders, their affects on learning, and support resources available as well as Type 1 Diabetes, the management of and support for the students. The facts fictions and new techniques to address head lice. In addition, anaphylaxis and the proper use of epi pens is covered. Presented by Maureen Rowan Public Health Nurse Coordinator with VIHA and Lissa Zala, Educational Service Coordinator with the Victoria Epilepsy and Parkinson’s Centre FD 17 Supervisors / Leadership Some people say a great leader is made not born. This thorough and enjoyable course will help you become an excellent communicator, motivator and leader. The following topics will be examined: Managing with Positive Behaviors, Self-Assessment, Strong Ego vs. Big Ego, Sub-Personalities, Be a leader-not a boss, Effective vs. Ineffective Leadership, Four Types of Leadership, Interviewing, Hiring and Developing a great employee, Roles and Responsibilities, Performance Management, Principles and Process, Your Role as a Counselor, Increasing Employee Satisfaction, Receiving Feedback – positive and negative, Dealing With Change, Humour in the Workplace, Motivation and Enthusiasm, Time Management, Stress Management, Communication, Self-Awareness and Balancing Self. No matter where you are in your leadership role, you will find this workshop an insightful, motivating and practical guide to success! Presented by Christina Truscott of Body Blueprint Fitness FD 18 Occupational First Aid Level 1 (Note: Time 8:00am – 4:00pm) This 8 hour course is an Adult Care orientated program for employers looking for a quality one-day first aid course that meets the requirements for Work Safe BC. Material covered includes the ability to identify and perform appropriate interventions for CPR and choking on adults, introduction to AEDs (Automated External Defibrillators), spinal and neck injuries, burns minor soft tissue injuries and more. Emphasis is also placed on personal protection by using gloves and pocket masks effectively. – No pre-reading required. Presented by Noel Stone of Guardian Emergency COST: $85 CUPE & Public * Payment due with registration (Note: CUPE members can apply to Human Resources for reimbursement. You will not be financially compensated for the additional class time) FD 19 Workload Relief This workshop addresses the growing problem of work-overload and the impact it is having on our lives at home and in the workplace. Participants identify the causes of over-work and effective ways to deal with it through collective bargaining and political action. Presented by CUPE FD 20 Pleasure Craft Operator Competency Certification Course (PCOC) (Note: Time 8:30am – 4:30pm) It is now the law and all operators of any powered pleasure craft require PCOC certification. This National Safe Boating course includes 8 hours of instruction, a PCOC test and a PCOC card upon successful completion of the course and exam. Presented by Barry Hodgkin of Fairwinds Boat Services COST $83 CUPE & Public * Payment due with registration Overflow parking is available at the Canadian Tire off Admirals Road – please use only the spaces around the outside of the parking lot and on the north end nearest Shoreline School FYI … Also being offered in the district Introduction to Kurzweil 3000 V.11 General Overview Audience/Skill Level: General / Novice – no experience necessary Time / Location: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm - ON LINE Facilitator: Jinder Dhami with SET BC Information: This on-line workshop is for anyone who has purchased Kurzweil 3000 v.11 through PSAP or is looking to purchase Kurzweil 3000 v.11. Kurzweil 3000 provides scanning, reading and writing support for students who struggle with literacy. All participants will be entered to win an ipod nano. To Register: email email@example.com (please include date of session and name of session for which you are registering) To test your computer’s ability to access our online meeting environment in general, please go to http://breeze.setbc.org/onlinetest and Enter room as a Guest. This is only a test room – when you are register, you will be sent instructions on how to access the actual online session. FRIENDS for Life One Day Training hosted by School District #61 and sponsored by the Ministry of Children and Family Development in cooperation with the Ministry of Education. To register please email the Healthy Schools Office, Marnice Jones firstname.lastname@example.org and include: name, school, and email address Deadline for registration is Friday, October 16, 2009 Target: Grade 7 teachers, counsellors, Child & Youth Mental Health clinicians or other personnel who can directly implement the program with grade 7 students. Date: Friday, October 23, 2009 Time: 8:30 am –3:00 pm Location: SJ Willis Education Centre Cost: No Fee for training and materials This workshop will provide an overview of anxiety and introduce the FRIENDS program. Participants will receive a step-by-step Leaders‟ Manual and a sample Youth Workbook. After taking the full day of training, participants will be eligible to receive FREE workbooks to implement the 10 week program with their grades 7 students. FRIENDS for Life For Youth (grade 7 students) is designed to build emotional resilience and to prevent anxiety, the number one mental health concern among children and youth in BC. FRIENDS for Life is recognized by the World Health Organization as a first in the world universal school-based program that builds resilience by teaching students ways to manage their fears and worries and develop important life skills for healthy living and healthy relationships. Final Reminder: Members please note beginning in 2010 ALL REGISTRATION for CUPE 947 Pro D day classes will be done on line.
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