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Contact Us Mail to Regional Learning Opportunity Partnership C/O RLN 1909 Ottawa Street Regina, Saskatchewan S4P 1P7 BCLN Executive Director Home Office: 306-334-3630 Fax: 306-569-1360 Cellular: 306-531-7150 Blackberry PIN: 30E38C1F RLN Executive Director Home Office: 306-569-1368 Fax: 306-569-1360 Cellular: 306-551-7532 Blackberry PIN: 30E38BE3

Website www.literacyhub.ca


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Learning Opportunities Learn to facilitate the following Programs. Watch our Opportunities Page online OR contact us to ask us about booking us to deliver a private training for your group or host one of the following trainings at your location.

FEE SCHEDULE For Individuals To Attend Our Posted Trainings Length of Training 1 Day 2 Days 3 Hours

Cost Per Person $100.00 $200.00 $50.00

Fee Schedule To Host A Training At your Location *In addition to the booking fee, your organization will be charged for travel of facilitators (.43 cents / kilometer) as well as facilitator’s meals and accommodations if necessary. Length of Training

Cost to Organization

1 Day 2 Days 3 Hours

$1000.00 $2000.00 $500.00

Maximum # of Participants 15 15 20


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Facilitator Certificate Training Series Assets Alive This is an eight-week program designed by the Regina Family Literacy Network for parents and their children up to grade 3. This is a themed family reading program that uses children’s books that support the 4 External and 4 Internal Asset Categories to help parents and their children learn about the 40 Developmental Assets. Extension activities such as songs, rhymes, finger plays and cooking activities help to reinforce the learning for both parents and their children. 1 Day Training PREREQUISITE – Introduction to Family Literacy

the enormous influence parents have on their child’s development. 1 Day Training

Baby Rhyme Time This program has been designed by the Regina Family Literacy Network for parents of infants and toddlers. Working with well known rhymes, songs, finger plays and oral storytelling we show parents an easy way to provide their children with some of the critical skills that are necessary for a good strong literacy foundation. Parents often think of these things as “playing” with their children but through this program they will realize that “playing” like this is essential to the healthy development of a child. 1 Day Training PRE-REQUISITE – Introduction to Family Literacy

LEAP - Food Flair For caregivers and families with children from birth to age five. Sessions of Literacy Education Activity and Play (LEAP) Food Flair include ideas and activities to help create environments that support healthy eating and literacy rich environments for young children and families. 1 Day Training

I Am Your Child Video Workshop Series The I Am Your Child Workshops are designed to help parents learn about ways to help their children grow up healthy, happy and ready for school. Parent educators, home visitors, community organizations, libraries and hospitals use the videos and workshops to effectively engage parents on critical issues in child development. Each of the videos/workshops addresses key issues of nurturing a child’s healthy development in the early years. The also emphasize

Kid's Science Inquiry-based, hands on program for parents and their children that brings science to life in your home and neighbourhood. We explore ways to experience science in everyday life. Topics covered in sessions could include temperature, bird feeders, gardening, water cycles, life cycles and more! Watch fun facts come to life through exploration, experimentation and play for the family! 1 Day Training

LEAP - Hop For caregivers and families with children ages three to five years. Sessions of Literacy Education Activity and Play (LEAP) HOP include fun-filled activities encouraging learning through play and promoting physical activity, healthy eating, early language and children’s reading. 1 Day Training

LEAP - Move For caregivers and families with children from birth through three years. Sessions of Literacy Education Activity and Play (LEAP) Move include fun-filled activities encouraging learning through play and incorporating physical activity, early language and healthy eating. 1 Day Training


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Music And Movement An interactive musical experience for parents and their pre-school children. Developmentally appropriate activities that support and respect the unique learning styles of very young children create a musical playground for them and their parents! Parents can learn about making home-made instruments that can easily be reconstructed at home to further the learning experience. Learn about rhythm and songs and how they can actually help with the acquisition of pre-literacy skills for toddlers and pre-schoolers and since song and dance is not just child’s play parents also get involved to help children and parents have a blast! 1 Day Training

Through Grandma's Eyes Students are given a chance to view the world from a different perspective – Through Grandma’s Eyes. Through Grandma’s Eyes is an inter-generational family literacy program that was developed by the Regina Family

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Literacy Network. The program’s goal is to reintroduce aboriginal oral and hands-on teaching practices in the classroom. A Kokum, which is Cree for grandmother — works with students each week to learn about aboriginal history and culture and cooking a variety of recipes. Throughout the program a literacy facilitator is on hand to help out and take pictures of the students as they work hard cooking each week. After the program is done all the pictures and recipes are gathered and a Through Grandma’s Eyes Cookbook is created unique to that classroom. 1 Day Training PRE-REQUISITE – Introduction to Family Literacy

Tune Into Books Richard Scarry, Little Bear, Arthur, Magic School Bus, Franklin, Winnie the Pooh and more! All of these shows started out in the pages of a children’s storybook. In this program we shut off the tv and tune into a good quality children’s storybook while getting to know a little more about the characters we have grown to love on the set! 1 Day Training


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Literacy Practitioner Series Beyond The Story The last page of the book is never the end of the story! This training will provide practitioners with concrete extension activities for story times, parent programs and other family literacy programs. Participants will receive a package of reproducible rhymes, songs, finger-plays, experiments, recipes and more to be used in your programs. 1 Day Training Book Making If a parent knows how to make inexpensive books for their children at home using everyday and recycled materials they are better able to provide a literacy rich learning environment for their children at a very low cost to the family. Spend a day with other practitioners learning a variety of book making techniques and walk away with a complete package of reproducible templates and instructions to use in your programs. 1 Day Training Engaging Adults in Group Facilitation In order to effectively facilitate literacy programs for the family a solid understanding of the principles of adult learning is critical. Learn about the principles of adult learning, learning styles, lesson planning, icebreakers and more in this hands-on, interactive workshop for program facilitators. 1 Day Training Family Literacy Day Special Event Planning Want to celebrate family literacy and not sure how to do it? Join us for a workshop filled with ideas for your special event including literacy games for all ages! Set up a read-a-thon or DEAR (Drop Everything And Read) Challenge! Learn about these sample events as well as the intricate details of event planning from establishing a planning committee to sending out the press release…If you can dream it…you can do it! 3 Hour Training

From Diapers to Duct Tape - Fun Ways To Involve Dads! Based on the RFLN developed program From Diapers to Duct Tape, learn some new strategies for involving the fathers in your programs. Dads do make a difference and play a critical role in their child’s early literacy development yet we sometimes struggle to initiate programming that is both welcoming and inclusive for our dads! 3 Hour Training Getting Parents Involved! Do you have a wonderful prekindergarten program but struggle to get family participation in your program? Do you have a drop in program that sometimes seems more like a babysitting service for school age children? Many of us have struggled to find ways to increase parental involvement in our programs. This workshop will help discover new ways to make programming relevant to parents and show them that they play a very important role in developing assets for their children as well as modelling strong literacy practices in their own lives. 3 Hour Training Introduction To Family Literacy Certificate Course The Introduction to Family Literacy Certificate Course was designed to provide participants with the necessary information and background to develop and deliver family literacy programs effectively. Description of training: Course covers the following topics at varying lengths:

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Introduction to Family Literacy Family Literacy Philosophy and Guiding Principles Family Literacy Standards Classifications Of Family Literacy Models Key Elements Of Family Literacy


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Programs Family Literacy In Saskatchewan Child Development Emergent Literacy Oral Language Development Storytelling Learning Styles Program Formats Plain Language Program Planning Funding Sources

The Introduction to Family Literacy is open to anyone wanting to facilitate, coordinate and/or develop family literacy programming. Organization staff, facilitators, coordinators, teachers, parents and anyone else interested in learning more about family literacy. The Intro is a pre-requisite for some of the other Family Literacy Programs available in Saskatchewan, such as Come Read With Me and Rhymes, Songs and Storytelling. 1 Day Training *This training will be offered at no cost to participants a minimum of three times throughout the training year in the Balcarres/Regina Region. The costs associated with this training are subsidized through our annual hub funding from the Ministry of Education and the Balcarres Communities Literacy Network and Regina Family Literacy Network will work with organizations that require the training to ensure that as many people as possible receive this training in our region. Each Introduction

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to Family Literacy will allow for a maximum of 20 participants. For information on costs associated with running a private Intro or Hosting an Intro in your community in addition to the ones we offer at no cost, please contact us at info@literacyhub.ca as we will do our best to accommodate you by only charging a cost recovery for our facilitators’ travel, meals and program materials with a minimum of 12 participants if you are in our region. For those outside our region, you will be referred to the closest family literacy hub or trainer in your region. The Power Of Play A program for parents and their children aged 0 – 6. Through play, children can try out new skills, explore their imagination and creativity, and develop relationships with other people in their lives. Play can be an especially powerful bonding time for parents or caregivers and children. Adults will learn to support play by providing safe environments for play with developmentally appropriate play activities. A child’s daily routine should include opportunities for active play. Adults will also learn about selecting appropriate toys and activities for their children, the many stages of play, the power of pretend play, arts and crafts, sensory play, manipulatives, music, dance, song, rhymes, finger-plays, books and storytelling – just to name a few! 1 Day Training

Non Profit Series Our facilitators are able to customize a workshop or training session specific to your organization’s needs in any of the following areas. Please contact us at info@literacyhub.ca for more information or a quote for your organization! Strategic Planning—Board Governance—Community & Organizational Development—Project Planning—Time Management—Communication—Volunteers—Asset Mapping & Building Partnerships— Impacts And Outcomes—Leadership & Motivation


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Participant Series Our organizations have certified facilitators for each of the following programs. We can be contracted as an organization to deliver these programs on a fee for service basis. Please call us to discuss your programming needs at 306-569-1368 or email us at info@literacyhub.ca for more information. A-LAPS 1. The LAPS program contains 10 to 12 - 2 1/2 hour sessions (which may be used sequentially or as stand-alone 'lessons'). Topics covered by these sessions include: a. Building Self-esteem In Your Children, Positive Discipline, Anger Management, Communication and Listening Skills, Nutrition, Safety, Conflict Management, Families, Ages and Stages, as well as opening and closing sessions. 2. Low literacy materials based on parenting topics have been adapted to strengthen the literacy skills of the parents and to give them strategies to model good literacy practices with their children. Also included are tips for one-on-one tutors and a listing of children's resources and tips for using the resources regardless of the parent's literacy level. In the A-LAPS, sessions have been changed to reflect cross-cultural approaches and cultural sensitivity appropriate to the participants. As well, two new sessions have been created to deal with concerns specific to ESL and Aboriginal participants: Passing on Our Values and Traditions and Dealing with the School. Alphabet Soup Bookmates Alphabet Soup is a fun, familyfriendly experience for parents (caregivers) and preschool children aged 2 to 5 years, presented over six weekly sessions. Together parents and children enjoy food-related songs, rhymes and books. Parents create books and games for their child while discussing ideas which encourage healthy eating habits for families. Children take part in fun food-themed games, play centres and art activities. A highlight of this program is the parent and child snack time where each week they share and explore a new food idea together. This program is a literacy/nutrition program designed by Bookmates in partnership with the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority and parents from four community-based centres.

This program brings together the goals of encouraging a love of language and books, and expanding children’s healthy eating experiences while providing parents with new food ideas and information. Bookmates Alphabet Soup certification training provides participants with a program manual complete with session outlines for each weekly theme including templates for children’s art activities, parent handouts, snack recipes, shopping lists, suggested book lists, songs and rhymes. Assets Alive This is an eight-week program designed by the Regina Family Literacy Network for parents and their children up to grade 3. This is a themed family reading program that uses children’s books that support the 4 External and 4 Internal Asset Categories to help parents and their children learn about the 40 Developmental Assets. Extension activities such as songs, rhymes, finger plays and cooking activities help to reinforce the learning for both parents and their children. Baby Rhyme Time This program has been designed by the Regina Family Literacy Network for parents of infants and toddlers. Working with well known rhymes, songs, finger plays and oral storytelling we show parents an easy way to provide their children with some of the critical skills that are necessary for a good strong literacy foundation. Parents often think of these things as “playing” with their children but through this program they will realize that “playing” like this is essential to the healthy development of a child. Books In The Home Books in the Home is a program used widely in Canada. The program is based on the belief that parents are children’s first and most important teachers. In this program, parents learn to read and share books with their children in positive and enjoyable ways. The program promotes reading and writing of both parents and children. A group of parents and a workshop leader meet once a week for 4-8 weeks. Childcare is provided on site if possible. Each week, parents study a children’s


Regional Learning Opportunities 2011 book and take the book home. Parents are encouraged to ask questions about the book and do a craft relating to the book. In addition, the parents are asked to write a journal each week outlining goals for the week and their successes. At the end of the session parents spend time reading to their children. Come Read With Me (Crwm) Come Read With Me (CRWM) is based on the premise that parents and children learn together and enhance each other’s lives. The program uses children's books as a starting point for development of literacy skills and discussion of a wide range of parenting issues. CRWM is a flexible program that may be adapted to a variety of settings. The goals of CRWM are to: • Help parents appreciate and understand their role as their child’s first and most important teacher. • Encourage reading as a fun and valuable activity for both parents and children. • Use children’s books to strengthen bonds and relationships. • Assist parents at all levels of literacy in helping their children develop prereading and reading skills. • Use children’s books to explore relevant themes and topics that relate to individual and family situations. • Create support networks within the program that may lead to greater community involvement. • Encourage life-long learning. ESL - LAPS 1. The LAPS program contains 10 to 12 - 2 1/2 hour sessions (which may be used sequentially or as stand-alone 'lessons'). Topics covered by these sessions include: a. Building Self-esteem In Your Children, Positive Discipline, Anger Management, Communication and Listening Skills, Nutrition, Safety, Conflict Management, Families, Ages and Stages, as well as opening and closing sessions. 2. Low literacy materials based on parenting topics have been adapted to strengthen the literacy skills of the parents and to give them strategies to model good literacy practices with their children. Also included

Page 9 are tips for one-on-one tutors and a listing of children's resources and tips for using the resources regardless of the parent's literacy level. In the LAPS-ESL, sessions have been changed to reflect cross-cultural approaches and cultural sensitivity appropriate to the participants. As well, two new sessions have been created to deal with concerns specific to ESL and Aboriginal participants: Passing on Our Values and Traditions and Dealing with the School. Every Child Ready To Read ECRR is an exciting new program designed to help every child get ready to read. Current research shows that children who learn six critical pre-reading skills before they start kindergarten become better readers. Children who do not know these skills when they come to school have a much more difficult time learning to read. There is a program for each of three age groups: birth to two-year-olds, two and three-year-olds, and four and five-year olds. Each of the “Every Child Ready To Read®” programs explains why the skills are so important, demonstrates how to help children learn the skills, provides titles of high-interest books that are age appropriate, and sends you home with early literacy activities to incorporate into your family’s daily routine. Mom’s Time Out/Dad’s Shop Talk A Family Literacy program model that facilitates the learning of workplace literacy and essential skills for parents in a familiar, safe learning environment using examples from their everyday family life that are relevant to them in the community. For example – we use cooking to develop the numeracy skills of measurement, time, and portions or making a monthly home budget to learn about paying bills and banking. Incorporating the use of the Saskatchewan Literacy Benchmarks and Portfolio development in the program model assists participants in realizing their own skills and help to increase their self esteem and self confidence, which could aid them in their employment pursuits as well as wanting to participate in other programs, committees etc… at their child’s school, the local library, or community group. Keys To Family Literacy Keys to Family Literacy addresses positive self worth and parenting skills through literacy


Regional Learning Opportunities 2011 activities, developed not only to teach incarcerated women about reading aloud to children and computer skills, but also the writing of personal reflections. What makes the program unique is that women use writing as a tool to quarry family stories that connect to both self-esteem and to others in the circles of their lives. It incorporates Come Read with Me, Parenting, the Oral Tradition, the Saskatchewan Learning child/parent component, the Writing Process and Basic Computer Literacy. An added dimension is the use of Elders in the delivery of the program. Kid's Cooking A hands-on program for parents and their children that focuses on developing math, literacy and essential skills through cooking in the kitchen! Cooking provides an opportunity for children to experiment with science, math skills and measurement. It also encourages them to follow directions, build vocabulary and try new foods. Cooking gives children the opportunity to observe changes from heat, cold or the addition of liquids. Single portion recipes allow children to make their own snacks while developing their reading skills. A fun interactive program that will excite the mind and satisfy the tummy for parents and children together. Kid's Science Inquiry-based, hands on program for parents and their children that brings science to life in your home and neighbourhood. We explore ways to experience science in everyday life. Topics covered in sessions could include temperature, bird feeders, gardening, water cycles, life cycles and more! Watch fun facts come to life through exploration, experimentation and play for the family! LAPS - Parenting After Violence Women and their children have increased their skills and knowledge in the areas of: • The Impact of Witnessing Family Violence • Family Patterns • Dealing with Verbal and Emotional Abuse • Single Parenting • Assertiveness • Building Self-esteem In Children • Positive Discipline • Anger Management • Communication and Listening Skills

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LEAP - Food Flair For caregivers and families with children from birth to age five. Sessions of Literacy Education Activity and Play (LEAP) Food Flair include ideas and activities to help create environments that support healthy eating and literacy rich environments for young children and families. LEAP - Hop For caregivers and families with children ages three to five years. Sessions of Literacy Education Activity and Play (LEAP) HOP include fun-filled activities encouraging learning through play and promoting physical activity, healthy eating, early language and children’s reading. LEAP - Move For caregivers and families with children from birth through three years. Sessions of Literacy Education Activity and Play (LEAP) Move include fun-filled activities encouraging learning through play and incorporating physical activity, early language and healthy eating. Literacy And Parenting Skills (LAPS) 1. The LAPS program contains 10 to 12 - 2 1/2 hour sessions (which may be used sequentially or as stand-alone 'lessons'). Topics covered by these sessions include: b. Building Self-esteem In Your Children, Positive Discipline, Anger Management, Communication and Listening Skills, Nutrition, Safety, Conflict Management, Families, Ages and Stages, as well as opening and closing sessions. Low literacy materials based on parenting topics have been adapted to strengthen the literacy skills of the parents and to give them strategies to model good literacy practices with their children. Also included are tips for one-onone tutors and a listing of children's resources and tips for using the resources regardless of the parent's literacy level. Music And Movement An interactive musical experience for parents and their pre-school children. Developmentally appropriate activities that support and respect the unique learning styles of very young children


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create a musical playground for them and their parents! Parents can learn about making home-made instruments that can easily be reconstructed at home to further the learning experience. Learn about rhythm and songs and how they can actually help with the acquisition of pre-literacy skills for toddlers and pre-schoolers and since song and dance is not just child’s play parents also get involved to help children and parents have a blast!

psychologist and three-time Nobel Peace Prize Nominee, Dr. Thomas Gordon in 1962. A major revision of the P.E.T. program was completed in July, 2006 with up-to-date examples, new content and more.

Nobody's Perfect NOBODY'S PERFECT is a parenting education and support program for parents of children from birth to age five. It is designed to meet the needs of parents who are young, single, socially or geographically isolated or who have low income or limited formal education. It informs parents about the "whens," "whats" and "whys" of the first five years of childhood.

How You and Your Family Will Benefit Your children will feel free to discuss their problems and concerns with you instead of withdrawing. They will learn self-discipline, self-control and an inner sense of personal responsibility. You will learn how to work with each other instead of against each other. You'll experience fewer angry outbursts and more problem-solving. Everyone can participate in rule-setting so all will feel motivated to comply with the rules. Fewer power struggles--less tension, less resentment, more fun, more peace, more love.

Parent Child Mother Goose The Parent-Child Mother Goose ProgramÂŽ is a group experience for parents and their babies and young children which focuses on the pleasure and power of using rhymes, songs, and stories together. Parents gain skills and confidence which can enable them to create positive family patterns during their children's crucial early years, and give their children healthy early experiences with language and communication. Parent Effectiveness Training Dr. Thomas Gordon's, Parent Effectiveness Training (P.E.T.) class is the pioneering program that has helped millions of parents around the world. We have classes offered by certified P.E.T. Instructors throughout the country and in many different countries. Whether you're the parent of a toddler or a teenager, you know that parenting can be challenging--even overwhelming at times. Unfortunately, children don't come with an instruction manual. And, being a parent doesn't always mean that you automatically or instinctively know what to do. Parent Effectiveness Training (P.E.T.) offers proven communication skills that really work. When they use these skills, parents are amazed with the dramatic improvement both in their families and in all their relationships. This program was created by award-winning

You, too, can learn these communication and conflict resolution skills through Dr. Gordon's P.E.T. program, taught by a certified P.E.T. Instructor.

What You Will Learn How to talk to your children so that they will listen to you. How to listen to your children so they feel genuinely understood. How to resolve conflicts and problems in your family so that no one loses and problems stay solved. A method for troubleshooting family problems and knowing which skills to use to solve them. How the Program Works This intensive, proven program is taught only by instructors certified by Gordon Training International. The P.E.T. class consists of brief lectures, demonstrations, workbook exercises, role-playing, some homework and small group discussion. Each class participant will receive a set of P.E.T. materials which includes the 30th anniversary edition of the P.E.T. book, a P.E.T. Workbook, a Participant Certificate and a copy of Dr. Gordon's Credo. This is a 24-hour program and the schedule depends on the individual P.E.T. Instructor.


Regional Learning Opportunities 2011 Parents Reading Children Succeeding The Parents Reading, Children Succeeding program is designed primarily for parents of children three to five years old. The main purpose of the parent portion of the program is to share with parents ideas and activities that will help them support the learning and emergent literacy skill development of their preschool children. Indirectly, parents will also gain knowledge about learning in general while they engage in discussions and activities that offer them opportunities to practise their own literacy skills. The children’s portion of the program has two purposes: to provide a safe, fun program of activities so that parents can attend the program, and to engage children in activities that will support and encourage their learning. The PRCS program is based on two simple but powerful ideas: 1. Parents are their children’s first, best, and most consistent teachers. Parents have the experience, one-to-one time, love, and motivation to help their children learn that no one else in the world has. 2. Parents are usually already doing many things that help their children learn. However, parents may not understand the value of what they already know and do with their children. Parents Roles Interacting With Teacher Supports (Prints) PRINTS helps parents foster early literacy growth in their children by showing parents the very important role they have as a child’s first teacher. PRINTS also helps teachers to see the ways home and school can work together to provide a common basis for learning. The PRINTS program covers: 1. Five steps of literacy development: a. Books and book sharing b. Talk and oral language c. Play d. Environmental print e. Scribbling, drawing and writing 2. Roles that parents play in their children’s learning Supporting parents in their roles as teachers Play To Learn A program for parents and their children aged 0 – 6. Through play, children can try out new skills, explore their imagination and creativity, and develop relationships with other people in their

Page 12 lives. Play can be an especially powerful bonding time for parents or caregivers and children. Adults will learn to support play by providing safe environments for play with developmentally appropriate play activities. A child’s daily routine should include opportunities for active play. Adults will also learn about selecting appropriate toys and activities for their children, the many stages of play, the power of pretend play, arts and crafts, sensory play, manipulatives, music, dance, song, rhymes, finger-plays, books and storytelling – just to name a few! Resolving Conflicts At School As principals, teachers and students all know, unresolved conflicts increasingly interfere with the education process. They disrupt the classroom and take up valuable teaching/learning time. They contribute to tension, hostility and violence between students and between students and teachers. They often result in punishments like detention, suspension or expulsion--all negative outcomes from which little, if any, positive learning occurs. Resolving Conflicts at School teaches junior high and high school students the skills they need to resolve their conflicts with each other so that no one loses--so everyone gets their needs met. Much research shows that when students learn these essential communication and conflict resolution skills, there is a marked decrease in fights, arguments, disruptions, detention, suspension and expulsions, and an increase in motivation, self-confidence and learning. Storysacks A Storysack includes a good children’s book and lots of activities to bring reading to life. It is a fun way for children and adults to read together. Storysacks are not bought from stores; they are made by the community. Storysacks are a great way to support literacy. They can be made and used at home or in libraries, schools, daycares, family resource centres, literacy programs, hospitals, prisons, churches or volunteer organizations ... anywhere that children and adults are together! Teacher Effectiveness Training What makes the difference between teaching that works and teaching that fails? The factor that contributes the most is the quality of the teacher-student relationship. It's more important


Regional Learning Opportunities 2011 than what the teacher is teaching or who the teacher is trying to teach. Teacher Effectiveness Training (T.E.T.) offers teachers the essential communication and conflict resolution skills they need to have high quality relationships with their students so there will be less conflict and more teaching-learning time. This model has worked for hundreds of thousands of teachers around the world. What You Will Learn • How you can talk so that students will listen • How to set classroom rules so that far less enforcement is necessary • How to handle discipline problems so that you get relief without damaging the student's self-esteem • How you can avoid the problems of permissiveness and still have creative classrooms that encourage student participation • How to resolve conflicts so that both you and the students are satisfied with the solutions How You Will Benefit • You'll experience less stress • Students will have more respect and consideration for you • Fewer classroom disruptions and conflicts • Fewer discipline problems How Students Will Benefit • Increased academic achievement • Increased responsibility and self-control • More desire to cooperate and learn • Increased ability to work in group situations How the Program Works T.E.T. is a 30-hour program designed to involve participants very actively in their own learning. We use the following four-step instructional process in each session: Structure: Instructor presentations, in-class reading, audio-visual aids. Involvement: Role-plays, workbook exercises, one-on-one skill practice. Process: Group discussions, one-on-one sharing and reflection to explore new learnings and insights. Application: Individual and group activities to consolidate learning and make specific action

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The First Years Last Forever The I Am Your Child Workshops are designed to help parents learn about ways to help their children grow up healthy, happy and ready for school. Parent educators, home visitors, community organizations, libraries and hospitals use the videos and workshops to effectively engage parents on critical issues in child development. Each of the videos/workshops addresses key issues of nurturing a child’s healthy development in the early years. The also emphasize the enormous influence parents have on their child’s development.

The Power Of Rhyme Parents and their infant/toddler children will explore early language and literacy skill development through the use of interactive rhymes and songs along with fun tell-able tales to use again and again at home!

Through Grandma's Eyes Students are given a chance to view the world from a different perspective – Through Grandma’s Eyes. Through Grandma’s Eyes is an inter-generational family literacy program that was developed by the Regina Family Literacy Network. The program’s goal is to reintroduce aboriginal oral and hands-on teaching practices in the classroom. A Kokum, which is Cree for grandmother — works with students each week to learn about aboriginal history and culture and cooking a variety of recipes. Throughout the program a literacy facilitator is on hand to help out and take pictures of the students as they work hard cooking each week. After the program is done all the pictures and recipes are gathered and a Through Grandma’s Eyes Cookbook is created unique to that classroom. Travelling Trunks Reading Adventure A family literacy workshop for parents and their children. This workshop include tips for parents to meet the changing and growing literacy needs of their children from in the womb to graduation. Children and parents will enjoy an hour of learning and entertainment with our “Travelling Trunk Reading Adventures” theme.


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Parents will receive a resource book jam packed with advice and tools while children have the opportunity to choose a book to take home from our Reading Adventure trunk. The workshop emphasizes how through books you can travel anywhere you want to go, and shows how a good book can be a boarding pass to learn about other cultures and communities. Underwater and land adventures await! The only thing stopping you is your imagination!

Tune Into A Book Richard Scarry, Little Bear, Arthur, Magic School Bus, Franklin, Winnie the Pooh and more! All of these shows started out in the pages of a children’s storybook. In this program we shut off the tv and tune into a good quality children’s storybook while getting to know a little more about the characters we have grown to love on the set!

Mark Your Calendars!!! Focus on Families – Families in the School May 12th and 13th, 2011 1909 Ottawa Street Regina, SK S4N 1P7


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