Language & Literacy Parent Workshop

How Book Sharing Strengthens Language & Literacy Skills Parent Workshop

This workshop is designed to provide parents/teachers/grandparents/caregivers of children from preschool to grade 1 with information about the benefits of book sharing. Reading to children is a wonderful way to spend time with your little ones, but it can also help strengthen vocabulary, concept development, comprehension, grammar, reading development, and much more! This workshop will demonstrate things you can add to your book sharing time to get the most out of this activity. An Alberta Health Services Speech-Language Pathologist will present the workshop and be available for questions families may have.

Tomahawk School on Monday, February 13, 2017

10:30am-11:30am

This is a free workshop, however registration is required.

Please call Tomahawk School at 780-339-3935

or email cvanember@psd70.ab.ca to register.

Please no children, this is an adult only workshop.

1 to 1 BYOD Parent Information Sessions

We are excited to be extending our 1-to-1 Technology Learning Initiative into the 2013/2014 school year. This initiative will continue to have our students learning with access to their own electronic device (chromebook, laptop, etc.) in the classroom to be used when it is the best tool for the learning activity. This 1-to-1 pilot began with our grade 9 and grade 4 classes; however, we are excited to expand this initiative to invite all of our students from grades 4-9 to participate.

Research indicates and we believe that creating a 1-to-1 learning environment will:

Have You Googled Yourself?

I really enjoyed the School Council meeting and parent workshop last night. It was great to see a strong attendance of people invested in our students’ education. I really appreciated George Couros, PSD Division Principal’s presentation on Digital Identity. It was an awesome time of learning and discussion that challenged us about the importance of understanding who you are online. When you google yourself, what do you find?

Your digital identity can open doors of opportunity for our students (just ask Justin Bieber) and just as quickly close them. The opportunity for learning, connecting, collaborating through technology is phenomenal.  It provides real life, learning experiences with an authentic audience (just ask our students who Face Timed with students in Tanzania). It can be a source of motivation, encouragement, inspiration, and creativity that fosters innovation. The flip side… it can be a source to air your “dirty laundry”. It can represent and showcase the best of who you are… or give a misguided, negative perception to others. Google IS the new business card.

The challenge for us as parents is to learn alongside our children. Continue reading