Wednesday – Full Day Sessions (9:00 – 4:00)

Below are the Full Day sessions.  To register, remember your desired session name and move to the “Register Now” link in the right hand menu.


Session name: Non-Violent Crisis Intervention (Basic Certification)

Presenter: Jared Richards & Joel Stange

Date and time: Wednesday, October 10th, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Location: Travelodge Diefenbaker Room

Description: Gain a basic understanding of crisis intervention methods. On the first day of NVCI training, the emphasis is on early intervention and nonphysical methods for preventing or managing disruptive behavior. CPI’s disengagement skills are also demonstrated and practiced in this seminar to prepare staff to safely remove themselves and others from a dangerous situation. You’ll learn:

* How to identify behaviors that could lead to a crisis.

* How to most effectively respond to each behavior to prevent the situation from escalating.

* How to use verbal and nonverbal techniques to diffuse hostile behavior and resolve a crisis before it can become violent.

* How to cope with your own fear and anxiety.

* How to assess risk levels and consider the issues that impact decision making.

* How to use CPI’s disengagement skills to avoid injury if behavior becomes physical.



Session name: Literacy Programming for K-5 Teachers new to NLSD

Presenter: Cindy Young, Marla Fitzpatrick

Date and time: Wednesday, October 10th, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Location: Travelodge Ballroom

Description: This session will provide an introduction and overview of NLSD Literacy Programming and expectations. This will include information on SaskReads, Balanced literacy (modelled, shared, guided, and independent reading and writing), division-wide writing assessment, Animated Literacy, Code Knowledge, and Daily 5 implementation.



Session name: Many Contexts of Literacy Instruction

Presenter: SPDU

Date and time: Wednesday, October 10th, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Location: Travelodge Mackenzie King Room

Description: Engage in a reflective process that allows you to explore a variety of strategies to represent learning within the ELA curriculum. Students need opportunities to explore cross-curricular content by engaging in authentic experiences. Participants will have the opportunity to plan for multiple ways of knowing, explore a variety of strategies, and create varied assessment tools. Participants will explore and extend their knowledge of how to support students to become effective viewers, speakers and representers in a balanced literacy program.



Session name: Bus Training

Presenter: Steve Hopper

Date and time: Wednesday, October 10th, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Location: Holiday Inn Meeting Room

Description: This is the training to drive the NLSD white bus.