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BRIDGING THE GAP; Engaging the 21st Century Learner FEBRUARY 15th, 2012  SHERATON LAVAL

February 15, 2012 will see NANS educators gather in Laval to hear two speakers deliver messages about engaging the 21st Century learner. Karen Hume is  a well known Canadian teacher, administrator, author, speaker, and workshop leader. The winner of three “Teacher of the Year” awards, Karen has taught all but four grades in K-12 (she especially enjoyed Grades 7 and 8), and has also been a teacher-librarian.
As an administrator, Karen worked in a high-needs K-8 school and then led her district’s efforts in re-culturing schools to meet the needs of at-risk and struggling learners in Grades 7-12. The author of several books on differentiated instruction, In the morning Karen will  share her ideas and strategies on  using differentiated instructional strategies to bridge the achievement gap.

On the afternoon of February 15, 2012 Eva de  Gosztonyi from the Centre of Excellence for Behaviour Management will speak on the Effects of Trauma on Children. Her presentation will review the most current research on the effects of trauma on the developing brain. The focus will be to understand the reasons for some of the difficult-to-understand behaviours that are typically displayed by our most challenging children. Then we will look at how to best intervene with these children to help them to grow to be the best they can be, all the while carrying out our role as the adults in their lives, which is to keep them safe. Eva de Gosztonyi is a psychologist who has worked for over 35 years in schools. She is presently the Co-ordinator of the Center of Excellence for Behaviour Management, a support to the ten English School Boards of Quebec, helping them to provide effective interventions for students with behavioural disorders


NETWORKING FOR RESULTS FEBRUARY 14th, 2012  Sheraton Laval.  13h30

In its threefold mission given to Quebec Schools the MELS has outlined Six Measures to build the pathway to student success. NANS schools have been working through this lens. Join us on February 14, 2012 at the Sheraton Laval to hear six school teams from the NANS family present their story. They will share with the audience how their individual success can be linked to one of the six measures.
The measures are:
Engage & Monitor
For further information contact your NANS coordinator    or the LCEEQ website for registration.

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Past Events

NANS & Beacon Schools Event - May 3 & 4, 2011

The event will be held at the Laval Sheraton, and will be running concurrently to the CLC Conference. Book your room now!

Day 1 - May 3, 2011

NANS & Beacon schools and CLCs coming together to learn about targeted and universal student retention strategies.

A.M.    Service Learning presented by the Community Works Institute
P.M.    The Check & Connect program for student retention

Day 2 - May 4, 2011

NANS & Beacon Schools (CLCs will be in their planning  meetings with the CLC team)

A.M.    Targeted and universal measures for student success, Mobilisation of school teams
P.M.     Student success, Transitions

Feel free to share your transition practices with us by clicking on the link above.

New Approaches, New Solutions Schools Event - February 16, 2011

Event information (flyer)
Save the Date - NANS schools event

Register at http://events.learnquebec.ca/

Featuring Carolyn Shields discussing issues relating to equitable achievement, informative sessions, and opportunities for networking with NANS and Beacon schools. Further information will be distributed through your school board New Approaches, New Solutions coordinator. Registration deadline is February 4, so register soon!

Focus for NANS Administrators - February 15, 2011

Event information (flyer)
A special event for NANS principals, focusing on key areas and initiatives relating to mobilisation, and some of the programs highlighted in the MELS action plan 'I care about school!'. Administrators are invited to attend a luncheon prior to the event (part of the closing session of LCEEQ), and while there is no cost to attend the luncheon and NANS session, we strongly encourage you to RSVP as soon as possible. Further information has been distributed through your school board New Approaches, New Solutions coordinator.

New (to NANS) Principals' Breakfast - February 16, 2011

Event information (flyer)

Connect and network with colleagues and NANS resource and support personnel alike at this breakfast session. Please  RSVP as soon as possible.

QPAT Convention - November 25 & 26 2010

Stop by the MELS booth at QPAT and say hello to your friendly Agents de développement en milieu défavorisé to pick up some info on upcoming New Approaches, New Solutions events, the recent evaluation of the strategy, expected elements in your NANS portrait, and other goodies!