Upcoming Conferences and Workshops

2024

Presented to the staff of Coast Mountain Academy on Friday, February 16, 2024.

2023

CHADD CONFERENCE
Saturday, December 2, 2023

Julie will be presenting “Better Together: ADHD & Co-Regulation” at the CHADD 2023 Conference, in-person in Baltimore, Maryland on Saturday, December 2.

Go Here for more information about the CHADD Conference. CHADD is the U.S. organization for Children and Adults with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). There is also an online conference from Dec. 5-6. The CADDAC Conference – October 28-29 is sold out this year, but you can watch for it next year. CADDAC is the Centre for ADHD Awareness Canada. Both of these organizations have amazing resources including on-demand webinars. Check them out! If you would like more information about ADHD or Executive Skills Coaching supports, contact Julie.

10 Practical Possibilities Workshop: Support Student Growth in Caring Classroom Communities

TIE BC CONFERENCE
October 20, 2023 – Morning

10 Practical Possibilities for Supporting Student Growth in Caring Classroom Communities

Learning Assistance and Resource Teachers are the bridge that connect and provide continuity for the various settings in which students learn.  This workshop will provide practical ways to collaborate with Classroom Teachers to support students by building inclusive communities, emphasizing the importance of diversity, equity and regulation as anchors for learning and growth.

Participants will be introduced to a variety of strategies including:

  • Learning Spaces,
  • Classroom Norms and Agreements,
  • Executive Function Supports, and
  • Regulation Strategies.

These can be used both in the classroom and within the wider school community to provide a foundation for a safe, caring environment where learners thrive.


TIE BC CONFERENCE
October 20, 2023 – Afternoon

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Powering Up Your Classroom for All Learners

Julie and Jan have gathered best practices for creating a connected, caring community on three layers: physical, social-emotional and academic. This overview begins with the physical environment, looking at ways inclusion can be enhanced by classroom and schedule design, structure and routines and classwide supports for executive function and regulation. 

The second layer adds a framework for social-emotional learning using co-created norms to increase student agency and felt safety.  

The final layer uses core and curricular competencies to support and enhance learning for all students.  

You will have access to free lessons and resources to use on Monday.


SOOKE TEACHERS’ ASSOCIATION CONFERENCE
May 29 – Morning

How to Be Their Calm In Stormy Seas: Developing Strategies to Deal with Challenging Situations

Even caring classroom communities can experience challenging situations. This workshop presents an evidence-based approach that will help you understand how to “keep your cool” by creating a “power down” routine to:

  • delay your initial reaction & reflect on how you are feeling,
  • validate students’ feelings,
  • reframe the situation, and
  • help you take care of yourself.

You will be better able to focus on your students and hold a safe space for them. 

This workshop provides a basic explanation of the science and importance of felt safety, regulation, and connection. It also presents the best practices of an inclusive classroom. 

You will be able to plan for overload (theirs and yours) and determine how to deal with the issue when everyone is calm by:

  • understanding the physiology of strong emotions,
  • thinking about your own triggers and stress reactions, and
  •  increasing your toolbox of proactive strategies.

Knowledge and practice combined with a caring community increases resilience for everyone.


10 Practical Possibilities Workshop: Support Student Growth in Caring Classroom Communities

SOOKE TEACHERS’ ASSOCIATION CONFERENCE
May 29 – Afternoon

10 Practical Possibilities for Supporting Student Growth in Caring Classroom Communities


SURREY SCHOOLS WEBINAR
February 24, 2023

How to Be Their Calm In Stormy Seas: Developing Strategies to Deal with Challenging Situations


Creating a Caring Community in a Primary Classroom

TAPESTRY CONFERENCE
February 17, 2023

Creating a Caring Community in a Primary Classroom

This workshop presents a framework for creating a classroom community which honours and supports all students by:

1.  creating common understandings through norms and a classroom agreement,

2.  introducing social justice, beginning with the significance of names, and  

3.  exploring equity through an examination of outside recess.  

The first part of this workshop provides a basic explanation of the science and importance of felt safety, regulation and connection. It also presents the best practices of an inclusive classroom. The second part of this workshop looks at the actual lessons including a run-through of creating classroom norms and classroom agreements and an introduction to mindfulness.

Participants will receive access to four free downloadable lesson plans and supporting materials written by the facilitators, based on best practice, and designed for the BC curriculum.

You will increase your understanding of Social-Emotional Learning in the primary classroom. This workshop is valuable on its own but you will get a more complete overview if you also attend Part Two.  Part One will suggest a pathway to a classroom community which honours and supports all students by:

  1. establishing a safe environment for participation including how to create a classroom agreement using norms,
  2. the role of regulation as a foundation for learning using mindfulness activities,
  3. providing an introduction to social justice beginning with a guided exploration into the importance of names and exploring equity through an examination of outside playtime.

2022

Teaching Students with Challenging Behaviour

COAST MOUNTAIN SCHOOL DISTRICT WEBINAR
November 5, 2022

Teaching Students with Challenging Behaviours

Sometimes we find a student’s behaviour confusing when our usual strategies don’t work. This workshop will give you a deeper understanding of the purpose of certain behaviours and tools to help both you and your students.  We will explore:

1. the functions of behaviour (what need your student is trying to meet),

2. the difference between misbehaviour and “stress” behaviour, and proactive strategies for reducing challenging behaviour.

You will increase your understanding of the basics of positive behaviour supports, and take away a new lens through which to view your student’s words and actions.


Creating a Caring Community in a Primary Classroom

BC PTA Conference

Oct. 21, 2022

BC LATA Conference

Oct. 21, 2022

Collaboration Between Classroom Teachers & Resource Teachers

10 Practical Possibilities for Supporting Student Growth in Caring Classroom Communities

BCTF New Teachers’ Conference

May 14, 2022

Alberta Council for Exceptional Children

Conference April 29, 2022

10 Practical Possibilities for Supporting Student Growth in Caring Classroom Communities

Creating a Regulated Community by Jan Palmer and Julie Principe - Richmond School District Conference February 2022

Richmond District Conference February 2022

Creating a Caring Community in a Primary Classroom

2021

B. C. Primary Teachers’ Conference, Fall 2021

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B. C. Primary Teachers’ Conference, Fall 2021

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Setting UP a Classroom for Regulated Learners Workshop

Alberta Council for Exceptional Children Conference June 2021

PITA Mini-Conference May 2021

My PITA Spring Conference May 2021

B. C. Teacher’s Federation Conference for New Teachers February 2021

Tapestry Online Conference February 2021

2020

British Columbia Provincial Intermediate & Middle Years Teachers Association Conference October 2020