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Friday, November 2 • 12:00pm - 3:00pm
The St. Monica Story: A Journey to a Place of Wonder, Roots and Wings At St. Monica's School **Pre-Registration on Event Wizard** LIMITED

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This is a two-part session where 60 teachers we will be broken up into groups of 30. Each delegate will attend both sessions, switching half-way. 

Learn about the story of St. Monica School and the journey of staff and students toward a "one-of-a-kind" Early Learning School that has worked toward offering the highest quality Early Learning Environment that implements innovative Early Leaning teaching practices. There will be a presentation on our journey involving: school history, Reggio development, permeation of faith, study of wonder, the literacy plan and then explore space that include multi-age classrooms, AB ED Competencies, PBL and Project Blocks, Differentiation, Makerspace, Atelier, Dramatic Play and our outdoor Naturescape. Students will be in attendance and teachers will be teaching so you will observe the school "in action." There will also be opportunity for discussion and reflection with colleagues in attendance.

Combining the research of Richard Louv, in "The Last Child in the Woods" and authentic student led inquiry familiar to the Reggio model, are are taking curriculum outdoors. Come explore some of the provocations and natural learning in our Award winning Naturescape. Come dressed for outside and be ready to play!

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Kristy Desmarais

Principal, Edmonton Catholic School Board (St. Monica Catholic Elementary School)
Kristy Desmarias has been an educator with ECSD for 22 years with a passion for Early Learning and innovative teaching practices. She has been an administrator at St. Monica School for the past six years and has worked with staff at the school and within the district to develop an... Read More →
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Sherri Ross

Digital Assessment / Equity and Inclusion in the Digital Classroom / Using Ed Tech to Increase Capacity / Using Ed Tech
Co-Founder & CEO @Peekapak, award-winning, social-emotional learning.@Imaginek12 / YC alum, @INSEAD & Previously @ProcterGamble#SEL #empathy #literacy

Friday November 2, 2018 12:00pm - 3:00pm MDT
St. Monica Catholic Elementary School