New Brunswick Teachers' Association
New Brunswick Teachers' Association

Professional Learning Opportunities/Conferences

Visit this page regularly for upcoming events. Opportunities for professional learning will be added to the list below as they are reviewed. Submit an event for review.

Curriculum
Respecting the Game: The Story of Jackie Barrett
Date: February 01, 2024 - June 06, 2025
Location: Virtual ongoing available resources
Web site: Click Here

Online resource available anytime.

In honour of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame
(CSHoF) has proudly partnered with Special Olympics Canada and Special Olympics Canada
Winter Games Calgary 2024 Legacy Fund to create a curriculum-aligned national education
program that connects youth to the legacy, impact, and lessons of Jackie Barrett, the first
Special Olympics athlete inducted into CSHoF – at no cost to schools.

Respecting the Game: The Story of Jackie Barrett is a groundbreaking, asynchronous
educational program geared towards youth from kindergarten through grade 12. This
comprehensive program celebrates the richness of diversity, fosters equity, and champions
inclusion through the remarkable journey of an exceptional role model – inspiring youth to
dream big by seeing themselves in a true sport icon


Expand your Knowledge and Skillset for Field Projects in Environmental Geoscience
Date: May 03, 2024 - May 04, 2024
Location: Quartermain Earth Science Centre, Fredericton, New Brunswick
Web site: Click Here

This 2-day EdGEO Workshop is designed for Grade 9 Science, 110 Environmental Geoscience, as
well as 110 and 120 Environmental Science courses. Day 1 (Friday) focusses on in-classroom
science inquiry-based hands-on laboratory activities related to water, soils and mapping,
connections to the Big Ideas in Earth Sciences and Sustainability (UN SDGs). Day 2 (Saturday) is
a full-day field trip to safe geo-sites for students to perform (1) soils dig project, (2) river/stream
profile project, and (3) geological mapping project. Each teacher will receive a comprehensive
resource kit (worth >$200) with minerals, rocks, and materials for the lab and field activities.


2024 Outdoor Learning Conference
Date: May 09, 2024 - May 11, 2024
Location: Banff National Park
Web site: Click Here

You are invited to attend the 2024 Outdoor Learning Conference at the world renowned Banff
Centre from May 9-11, 2024!

The overarching theme for the 2024 Outdoor Learning Conference is “Place and Pedagogy:
Where Learning Happens”. This year’s Conference will continue to focus on Indigenous Ways
of Knowing, Health and Wellbeing and Environmental and Climate Change Education.

Registration is now open, and filling up quickly!



Classroom Management & Discipline
Collaborative & Proactive Solutions 2-day Training (Virtual and Live) with Dr. Ross Greene
Date: May 30, 2024 - May 31, 2024
Location: Online Virtual Event
Web site: Click Here

Key Themes/Paradigm Shifts, The Assessment of Lagging Skills and Unsolved Problems
(ALSUP), Overview of The Plans and Plan B, Video Example/Discussion of Plan B, Practice
Using the ALSUP/Practice Using Drilling Strategies, Video Examples of the Empathy Step,
Video Demonstration/Discussion of All Three Steps, Issues in Implementation, Special
Populations, Special Topics


Mental Health Concerns in Children and Youth
Date: June 06, 2024
Location: Virtual
Web site: Click Here

The ability to thrive and manage life’s difficulties is greatly influenced by our mental wellbeing
from an early age. Children and youth need supports in their lives to help navigate the
challenges that come along with mental health, and to connect them with the necessary
support and services. This workshop provides a general overview of the common mental
illnesses for children and youth, including the signs and symptoms, themes for treatment, and
the controversies that surround some of the diagnoses. Participants will learn tips for
informal support of children, youth, and their families struggling with mental health concerns.

9am-4pm CDT. Register by visiting our website.


Challenging Behaviours in Youth - Strategies for Intervention
Date: July 23, 2024
Location: Virtual
Web site: Click Here

For those who work with youth, managing challenging behaviours that interfere with
development, learning, or success can be both frustrating and exhausting. This workshop will
review challenging behaviours related to aggression, non-compliance, and attention-seeking,
and will provide a framework for intervening with these behaviours. Participants will analyze
the effectiveness of their current approach and develop insights into what is happening when
attempts at intervention do not work. Guidelines for structuring interactions for positive
outcomes will be given, and a coaching model to bring out the best in youth who exhibit
challenging behaviour will be provided.

9am-4pm CDT. Please register by visiting our website.


Self-Injury Behaviour in Youth - Issues and Strategies
Date: August 06, 2024 - August 07, 2024
Location: Virtual
Web site: Click Here

Self-injury refers to deliberate, self-inflicted tissue damage such as cutting or burning. Self-
injury has reached alarming proportions among our youth; studies show that 14-24% of
adolescents and young adults have engaged in this behaviour at least once, with a quarter of
these reporting current, chronic self-injury. Helpers are increasingly encountering young
people who are involved with self-injury. This workshop will assist participants in
understanding the experience and motivations of adolescents who intentionally injure
themselves. In addition, practical strategies for working with youth struggling with this
complex issue will be presented. Participants of this training will increase their insight
regarding self-injury behaviour in youth and be provided with a framework for effective
intervention.

9am-4pm CDT. Register by visiting our website.



Administration
CAP Conference
Date: April 23, 2024 - April 26, 2024
Location: Toronto, Ontario
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Canadian Association of Principals Annual National Conference


General
Teaching to Include Each Learner
Date: April 08, 2024 - June 16, 2024
Location: Virtual

EECD will be piloting a brand new course titled Teaching to Include Each Learner this spring. The purpose of this 10-week asynchronous course is to help educators apply Policy 322: Inclusive Education confidently and appropriately in their teaching context. The course is scheduled to begin on April 8th and will run until June 16th.

The target audience is classroom teachers. At this time, the pilot will not be open to Education Support Teachers.

Registration is limited and will be on a first-come first-accepted basis.

To register, please email: Sherry Jonah at Sherry.Jonah@gnb.ca


Eco-Anxiety to Eco-Action Micro-Credential
Date: April 08, 2024 - May 11, 2024
Location: Online
Web site: Click Here

Would you like to know more about strategies to help students cope with Eco-Anxiety? Earth Rangers has a 5-week online course to introduce the background and tools you need. Interactive zoom sessions will give you the chance to discuss challenges and successes with educators across North America.

“Tangible, real world studies and examples are given to help busy teachers get started in building their own plans on how to implement various Eco-Action projects with their own students.” – Amanda, Teacher, NB (Jan/Feb 2024 Session)


Free Outdoor Learning Workshops for Educators
Date: April 16, 2024 - June 04, 2024
Location: Online
Web site: Click Here

Offered in partnership with Take Me Outside, our non-profit charity, the Outdoor Learning
Store, presents our Free Virtual Workshop Series!
FREE registration for a series of online workshops dedicated to various themes of outdoor
learning. All registrants will receive a discount code to access outdoor learning resources
when they register. Workshops are 60 minutes and will take place at 4pm Pacific / 7pm
Eastern. For those who can’t attend live these will each be recorded and posted on our
Recordings Page. Following the workshop, participants will receive a link to access a
Certificate of Attendance.


Live Webinar: Embedding Well-Being in Schools and School Districts: Explore your next steps.
Date: May 13, 2024
Location: Virtual
Web site: Click Here

This webinar pulls together the key learning from the 2024 Well-being Series and introduces
potential next steps to help school and district leaders put their data into action.

Over the series, we have explored staff well-being and its impact on health, happiness and
success in our schools for both our students and the adults who support them. We have
summarised the factors that impact staff and student well-being, outlined means of
capturing data on these factors, and strategies that can support these. The question that we
are seeking to answer is, what’s next? How do we harness this learning and embed well-
being in our workplaces so it becomes just the way we do things?

Join us as you start to develop your action plan and look forward to the 2025 school year.
Allow us to support you in embedding your data into actionable, sustainable practices within
your educational environments.


Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder - Strategies for Supporting
Date: May 21, 2024
Location: Virtual
Web site: Click Here

The social impacts of ADHD can vary from disruptions at school and work, to negatively
affected relationships and an increase in risk-taking behaviour. This workshop provides
practical strategies and interventions for caregivers, teachers, and service providers to
support a range of individuals (children, adolescents, adults). An overview and understanding
of behaviours associated with ADHD will be explored, with a focus on current research.
Participants will have an opportunity to discuss and practice interventions to better support
individuals with ADHD in different settings. Strategies for skill development in individuals with
ADHD are also provided, so they can more effectively manage their own behaviours and
relationships.

9am-4pm CDT. Register by visiting our website.


2024 CTF Women's Symposium
Date: June 02, 2024 - June 04, 2024
Location: Fredericton's Delta Hotel
Web site: Click Here

We are excited to announce that the CTF/FCE 2024 Women’s Symposium, co-hosted by the
New Brunswick Teachers’ Association, will take place at the Delta Fredericton from June 2 to
4, 2024. Mark your calendars for this incredible event, which will feature insightful
discussions, networking opportunities, and empowering sessions designed to uplift and
celebrate the achievements of women.

Who Should Attend? The Symposium is designed for leaders, staff, and members from
CTF/FCE Member and Associate Organizations, and representatives from Partner
Organizations who identify as women.


CONTACT 2024
Date: July 23, 2024 - July 26, 2024
Location: Corner Brook NL
Web site: Click Here

CONTACT, Conference On New Teaching And Classroom Techniques, is an annual conference organized by CAPTTO: the Council of Atlantic Provinces & Territory Teachers' Organizations. This year's theme is From Awareness to Action: Empowering Inclusive Educators.

-Hands-on themed sessions organized by teachers for teachers
-Fantastic opportunity to network with our Atlantic Canada colleagues
-25 seats for NBTA members
-Funding available through NBTA, EIG and branches
-Bring your family and make a summer learning vacation out of it
-Submit your name today to Evan.Vanbuskirk@nbta.ca


Anxiety in Children and Youth - Practical Intervention Strategies
Date: August 28, 2024
Location: Virtual
Web site: Click Here

*Also available May 1 and July 3 of 2024.

Childhood and adolescence are critical times for emotional and psychological development.
During these stages, anxiety patterns can begin that continue into adulthood. Anxiety
represents our body’s natural alarm system, signalling the possibility of danger. When this
response arises too frequently or intensely and doesn’t match actual situations of danger, it
can interfere with life and cause great distress. Having caregivers who are equipped to
support and teach children and youth skills for managing and interrupting their anxiety
patterns is crucial for early intervention. This workshop will provide a structure for
understanding how anxiety works in the nervous system. Participants will also learn a diverse
range of skills that can be taught and practiced with children and youth. These skills are
designed to decrease anxiety and expand the capacity for managing emotions and anxious
thought patterns.

9am-4pm CDT. Register by visiting our website.



Other
Live Webinar: Trauma-Sensitive Leadership: Creating Caring, Safe and Supportive Learning Environments
Date: April 22, 2024
Location: Online
Web site: Click Here

The critical role of the school leader in moderating the effects of trauma is well supported by
research. The trauma-sensitive leader realizes the impact of trauma; recognizes the signs
and symptoms of trauma in staff, students and their families; and responds by creating safe,
supportive practices and spaces where all belong.

As the prevalence of trauma continues to increase, becoming a trauma-sensitive leader has
never been so important! Join Lori in this webinar, “The Trauma-Sensitive Leader: Creating
Caring, Safe and Supportive Learning Environments” and explore the core principles of
trauma-sensitive schools and discover how you can immediately incorporate trauma-
sensitive, research-based strategies into your current practice.


EmPOWERing Tomorrow Youth Conference
Date: April 25, 2024
Location: Fredricton Convention Center
Web site: Click Here

Centre of Excellence is pleased to announce that NB Power will be hosting New Brunswick’s
first province-wide youth conference for high school students in collaboration with the Gaia
Project, the Government of New Brunswick, and the Centre of Excellence for Energy. All high
schools will be invited to send students for this FREE event at the Fredericton Convention
Centre.


Learning by Adventure Conference
Date: June 07, 2024 - June 09, 2024
Location: Ottawa, ON
Web site: Click Here

Spaces are Still Available! Register Today: “Learning By Adventure” Conference

Where: Ottawa, Ontario 
When: June 7 – 9, 2024 
Who should go? Youth Exchange Group Organizers and Leaders, and anyone considering running
an exchange.

Please join us for our annual ​​​Learning by Adventure​ ​Conference that engages leaders from
across Canada. You will dive into a range of youth related topics delivered by experts, receive
networking opportunities and learn all you need to know to lead a successful Youth Exchange.
You could potentially find your ’Twin Group’, and work with other group leaders to plan your
robust Exchange Program! 

Our keynote address ​will be delivered by​​ Waneek Horn-Miller; ​Olympian, activist, and respected
speaker on Indigenous Health and Reconciliation​ who will inspire us with her incredible ​life story.

Due to the high number of requests, we are now providing new affordable pricing options for our
upcoming conference ranging from $75-$499 CAD. 
Full Conference Registration – including 2-nights accommodation and meals: $499.00
Full Conference Registration – including meals: $199.00
Day Rate – Conference Registration: $125.00
1/2 Day Rate - Conference Registration: $75.00

✈️ Are you Flying? ✈️
Subsidized air travel is now available for conference attendance for flights within Canada via Air
Canada and West Jet. Please send inquiries to our Manager of Events, Jules Alie:
jalie@experiencescanada.ca. (some conditions may apply)


Trauma-Informed Schools - Building Safety for Learning
Date: June 20, 2024
Location: Virtual
Web site: Click Here

If you want to create a culture of safety and support in your school, you need to understand
how trauma impacts people. It can cause dysregulation in students, staff, and faculty, which
prevents effective learning and teaching. This workshop provides practical strategies for
implementing five key principles of trauma-informed schools: promoting awareness, shifting
attitudes, providing choice, fostering safety, and highlighting strengths.

9am-4pm CDT. Register by visiting our website.




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