2018 OADE ANNUAL CONFERENCE

“Reconnect and Renew”   

 

2018 Conference Workshop Descriptions

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CONFERENCE WORKSHOPS -- DESCRIPTIONS 

 

 

Session 1 Options (choose 1) 

ID# 

Title 

Description 

Presenter(s) 

 

SFS    

 

Structured for Success

 

Structuring classrooms for student success means organizing the environment, developing appropriate activities, and helping students understand what is expected of them.  Participants will learn how to structure their classroom for student success.  We will examine how to use visuals most effectively in a classroom, what to consider when developing a work system, the importance of visual schedules, and how to organize the physical classroom to maximize student success.  By developing this structure, we are proactively addressing challenging behaviours by creating appropriate and meaningful learning environments that will reduce anxiety, stress and frustration experienced by so many of our students.

 

 

Shannon Petracco  

Special Education Teacher 

Parkholme School 

Peel District School Board

 

CPC  

 

Creating a Purposeful Cooking Program

 

Grounded in functional academic programming, this session will focus on helping Elementary and Secondary staff develop an effective cooking program that will promote essential skill development for students with developmental disabilities. Participants will have the opportunity to see SMART IEP goals, assessment strategies, modified lessons and cooking modules that reflect Differentiated Instruction. 

 

Lindsay Culver OCT  

West Humber Collegiate Institute 

Toronto District School Board 

 

 

P4P   

 

Connecting Families To Resources: Planning for a Good Life

 

Do you get asked about ODSP? RDSP? Disability Tax Credit?  It’s an acronym world out there!  As educators we are often asked about the world of supports and services.  The P4P Planning Network provides a wealth of practical strategies, creative tools and sustainable solutions designed to help individuals, families and caregivers take charge of the future, today. From relationship building to school transitions, community involvement, financial objectives and more – very little happens without planning. Families must envision, strategize and above all, take action. P4P is certain that given the right resources, families, caregivers and communities can build capacity to achieve a vision for a good life, and translate it to reality. 

 

 

Carolyn Fast   

Manager, Outreach & Partnerships  

Partners for Planning School Board 

 

 

Session 2 Options (choose 1) 

ID# 

Title 

Description 

Presenter(s) 

 

SEE   

 

Digital Documentation: Using the 

 Seesaw App  

for Assessment

 

Seesaw is a highly effective tool to document student-driven digital portfolios.  We have harnessed it's powers in our school to track student progress through videos for specific IEP expectations.  This makes for rich assessment of student achievement and provides an organized time-stamped collection of concrete examples of growth over time.  This session will cover the basics of using Seesaw, and will look at practical current video examples from our school.

 

Kevin McNaughton

Teacher

Applewood School

Peel District School Board

 

Christina Scaffidi

Educational Resource Facilitator

Applewood School

Peel District School Board

 

IIG   

 

Individualized Income Generation 

 

Individualized Income Generation is a process of creating a unique employment opportunity specifically geared towards skills and interests, for a student that is not currently ready for competitive employment. We will show you our business incubation model that provides essential supports for the individual in the creation, development, management, and sustainability of their enterprise. This process allows for the individual to do what they excel in, while implementing supports and structures for those aspects of the business that they will require ongoing assistance as they transition out of the school system, into the community. 

 

Chris Duff 

Owner 

Inspired Initiatives 

Tara Burt 

Specialist High Skills Major Resource Teacher 

Peel District School Board 

Tony Cabral 

Special Education Teacher Peel District School Board 

Jacinta Pinto 

Owner 

Creative Aspirations 

Ryan Machete 

Transition Facilitator  

Peel District School Board

 

ASW

 

Increasing Academic Success and Well-Being in Students with Intellectual Disability AND Autism

 

Effective educational practice will be demonstrated in teaching functional literacy and numeracy skills for elementary students with both intellectual disability AND autism. Educators will learn about the developmental unfolding of key literacy and numeracy skills that lead to success Post-21. By teaching students within their zones of proximal development, and by differentiating instruction and assessment, students will experience success at school, and therefore will demonstrate positive behaviour in the classrooms, which will lead to better well-being in all learners.   

   

 

Sue MacVicar-Stewart M.Ed., O.C.T., B.A.Sc.- Child Studies 

Recently Retired P/J teacher of students with DD/ASD 

 

 

Session 3 Options (choose 1) 

ID# 

Title 

Description 

Presenter(s) 

 

CSR 

 

From Co-regulation to Self-Regulation

 

Participants will be introduced to a variety of self-regulation/calming strategies and visuals to support their use in special education classrooms.  These strategies allow educators to help students recognize when they are experiencing stress and provide them with the tools to deal with that stress appropriately.  The strategies include, but are not limited to, progressive tension release, breathing exercises, positive affirmation, stretching and weight activities. 

 

 

Meaghan Hartwell  

Special Education Teacher 

Emily Cochrane  

Special Education Teacher 

Oriana Reynaud  

Special Education Teacher 

 

Parkholme School 

Peel District School Board

 

HCV   

 

Hard Core Classrooms: Making Language Visual with Core 

 

 

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ARM 

 

The Amazing Shopping Mall Race: Planning Meaningful Field Trips at the Mal 

     

 

Shopping Malls provide valuable educational opportunities away from the classroom while allowing students to learn in a fun and more informal environment. This session is designed to help educators integrate the Amazing Race Reality Show and Shopping Malls into their curriculum unit plans and culminating activities. Participants will explore functional literacy and numeracy concepts through Mall directories, Guest Services, the Food Court and Department Stores while racing against the clock and each other! Modified lessons and how to build Community Partnerships in addition to promoting the event through the Media to raise public awareness will be an addition feature. 

 

 

George Liolis  

OCT 

Teacher, Developmental Disabilities 

West Humber Collegiate Institute 

Toronto District School Board