Welcoming, Caring, Respectful & Safe

Welcoming, caring, respectful and safe learning communities foster multicultural and multiracial diversity as well as respect for student differences.

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Trauma Informed Practices and High School Redesign – Sue M. Bell and Sherri Ritchie

MFWHSR Collaborative Day, October 5, 2017

After implementing trauma informed practices at a Redesign High school, we have learned that not only did we need to shift our approaches to instruction, curriculum and scheduling; BUT more importantly had to shift how we created and sustained relationships with students, how teachers interacted daily with students in classrooms and how administration developed school policies and practices. Although this was, and still is, very messy work, it has created an environment in our school that is beginning to show results that tell us we are working effectively with these students.

The High School Completion Tool Kit: What to Do When Students Are at Risk of Not Completing High School – Krystal Abrahamowicz

MFWHSR Collaborative Day, October 5, 2017

This session for school leaders will introduce the High School Completion Tool Kit components and structure, highlighting its purpose as a process to support schools in working with youth at risk of not completing high school. Through conversations together we will deepen our understanding of who in our student populations might be at risk for not completing school, and explore what leaders can do to support successful high school completion for all students in their schools.

Improving Student Attendance Through Innovative Practices – Chris Pawluk

MFWHSR Collaborative Day, October 5, 2017

Attending school on a regular basis is fundamental to the positive development of academic, language, social, and work-related skills. In Alberta, up to 151,000 students are impacted by school absenteeism and are at significant risk of negative future outcomes, such as economic disadvantage, incarceration, and mental health challenges. Recognizing the prevalence of absenteeism, Rocky View Schools launched the Attendance Innovation Campaign which aimed to educate communities as to the importance of attendance, empower schools to utilize data to monitor and improve practice, and eliminate barriers to student attendance through a system of tiered interventions. This innovating approach was expected to increase attendance rates, improve academic achievement, and boost school engagement across its four pilot schools. The techniques, resources, and preliminary results will be shared during this presentation so that educators can return to their schools and innovate practice.

Framework for Building Mentoring Relationships in Schools

Framework for Building Mentoring Relationships in Schools

Teen Mentoring Toolkit

Teen Mentoring Toolkit

Career And Technology Studies Mentoring Courses

Career and Technology Studies Mentoring Courses

NEW – Alberta Teachers’ Association Workshop – Building Mentoring Relationships in Schools

Building Mentoring Relationships in Schools

Creating Connections Through Intentional Design – Isabel Lau, Carla Christie-Hamilton, Jennifer Edmondson-Neily, Kate Love

MFWHSR Collaborative Day, October 1, 2015

What David Taught Chinook’s Edge: Sharing Our Story – Kurt Sacher

MFWHSR Collaborative Day, October 1, 2015

The Page Advantage: Preparing Students for Their Future Through High School Redesign – Gane Olsen, Gord Mercy, Marcel Rocque

MFWHSR Collaborative Day, October 1, 2015

It’s Never Too Late: Building Success Plans for Early Leavers – Joan Gauthier, Heather Innes, Tim Main

MFWHSR Collaborative Day, October 1, 2015

The Learning Symposium: Community Engagement in Action – Tim Coninx and Jim Simpson

MFWHSR Collaborative Day, October 1, 2015

Building a Student-Centred, Staff Supported Model of Redesign: Practical Strategies for School Leaders – Denise Gulli and Shelag Pedersen

MFWHSR Collaborative Day, October 1, 2015

Creating Welcoming, Caring, Respectful & Safe Learning Environments: A Process Guide for School Leaders

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