Carousel Evening - NPSC's 18th Annual Carousel Evening

  • St. Joseph-Scollard Hall Catholic Secondary School

  • 675 O'Brien St., North Bay
  • Wednesday, May 16 2018
    • 5:00 p.m. Registration
    • 5:45 p.m. Welcome & Keynote
    • 7:00 p.m. Refreshments
    • 7:30 p.m. Workshops

The Nipissing-Parry Sound Catholic District School Board is pleased to invite you to the 18th Annual Carousel evening, featuring keynote speaker Leslie Andrews. The keynote will be followed by light refreshments and a one-hour workshop on a topic of your choice.

Leslie Andrews has spoken across North America about ‘Beating the Odds’ – taking responsibility for personal change and growth, overcoming obstacles, facing fears and attaining goals. Leslie’s engaging keynote is appropriate for all ages and will feature a mixture of stories, songs, poignant memories, humor and inspiration.

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ADHD and Executive Functions

With: Robert Silvestri
Northern Ontario Assessment and Resource Centre

This workshop will help participants better understand cognitive executive functions and how ADHD impacts these functions at home and school.  Additionally, the workshop will provide strategies to help circumvent these deficits.

Autism Spectrum Disorder

With: Peggy Sakaluk
Hands the Family Help Network

This workshop will highlight some of the important features of Autism and will share supports available to parents whose children are diagnosed with Autism. Participants will have the opportunity to discuss their experiences as parents. 

Building Resilience through Relationship

With: Trish Tessier

This session will discuss the importance of strong adult-child relationships as a key protective factor for children and adolescents. The focus will be on understanding the impacts of stress, anxiety and other mental health issues on the bodies and brains of our children and the role we play as adults on improving their resiliency and their ability to cope with adversity. 

Emotions Impact Learning

With: Angie DeMarco
LDA Sudbury

Through the exploration of “Fun, Fast, Free, Effective Mindfulness Techniques”, this experiential workshop will allow attendees to enhance their ability to correct or redirect disruptive moods and/or impulses, at home and in the classroom.

Every Student Learns in His or Her Own Way

With: Derek Belanger, Jennifer Palangio & Pam Hartnet

St. Joseph Scollard Hall Secondary School (SJSH) is committed to providing multiple pathways to support student learning and helps students achieve their dreams. SJSH programs focus on rigorous curricula meeting Ontario’s standards for student achievement and individual student needs, interests, and strengths. SJSH students engage in experiential learning, which prepares them for graduation and beyond.

Let’s Read: Ways to Help My Child Succeed at School

With: Mary Lou Cappadocia & Julia Janveau

Reading to and with your child is the most important thing you can do to prepare your child for success at school and in life.  This workshop will provide you with suggestions, tips and demonstrations of how you can support your child’s reading at home.

Mathematical Mindsets

With: Richard Cazabon & Samantha Andrusiek

This workshop will help unleash students’ potential by exploring concepts such as creative math, inspiring messages and innovative teaching. This workshop will provide an overview of positive messaging and research-based strategies to support and encourage children in seeing and unlocking their mathematical potential.

Sleep Problems: How to Help Your Child Get to Sleep and Stay Asleep

With: Dr. Mary Gise
North Bay Regional Health Centre

We all know that poor sleep affects learning and behavior. Often where there are tired, stressed children there are also tired, stressed parents. In this workshop, we will review the most common sleep problems in school age children and teach you practical, evidence-based strategies (that means they have been proven to work), that will help your child get to sleep and stay asleep. We will also discuss the use of medications in sleep problems.

Supporting Your Child in French as a Second Language

With: Tricia Renaud

NPSC, with the support Ontario Ministry of Education and the Government of Canada through the Department of Canadian Heritage, has developed a document entitled: A Parent Guide to Supporting Students with Special Education Needs in French as a Second Language. This document is the result of a research project with Nipissing University Professor Callie Mady. Explore the benefits of keeping your child enrolled in the French program and how to support them along their journey as second language learners.

Tools for Life

With: Lori Schlueting & Susan Shopoff

Parents will learn skills to help their child understand how to be calm, listen to others, be alert to body cues, communicate respectfully and improve social skills through using the Tools for Life Home START program. Each parent will receive a kit (valued at $100). Participants will gain tools and skills that will strengthen resilience, build confidence, and build strong relationships. A maximum of 20 registrants will be accepted for this workshop.

Using Technology as a Learning Strategy

With: Peter Anello & David Bitonti

Focusing on G Suite for Education, this workshop will provide an understanding of how technology in the classroom can support students with learning difficulties, in particularly Read&Write for Google Chrome.  This session will highlight the functions of Read&Write including speech-to-text, text-to-speech, word prediction and more.