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Professional Development (Social Emotional Learning)

To thrive in the 21st century, students need more than traditional academic learning. They must be adept at collaboration, communication and problem-solving, which are some of the skills developed through social and emotional learning (SEL). Coupled with mastery of traditional skills, social and emotional proficiency will equip students to succeed in the swiftly evolving digital economy. When: February 7th, 2018, 9:30 am - 3:30 pm. Where: Strathmore Travelodge. When: February 8th, 2018, 9:00 - 11:00 am. Where: Golden Hills School Div. For more information and to register please follow the link(s) below.


Wednesday February 7th, 2018

"Promoting Social-Emotional, Character Development, Positive Purpose, and School Climate"

Strathmore Travelodge 9:30 – 3:30 p.m.

(Lunch is included)


Thursday February 8th, 2018

"Enhancing Youth Voice, Empowerment, and Engagement in Individuals, Groups, and Classrooms"

Golden Hills School Div. 9:00 – 11:30 a.m.

(This session is limited to the first 40 people that register)

(Light breakfast items and beverages are included)



Early Bird Rate

(until December 18, 2018)

Regular Rate

(after December 18, 2018)

Registration Closes January 26, 2018

February 7, 2018 (only)




February 7 & 8, 2018




Registration provided by the Calgary Regional Consortium


Student rate: $30 per person (enter code EARLY to receive discount before December 18th. After December 18th, enter code STUDENT to receive discount).


Questions? Contact Sharon Blanchard  sharon.blanchard@ghsd75.ca or Scott McLean scott.mclean@ghsd75.ca


Presented by Dr. Scott Taylor

Dr. Scott Taylor is currently the Superintendent of Schools - Highland Park Board of Education, New Jersey. He has served in virtually every educational capacity as an assistant principal, principal, curriculum supervisor, and assistant superintendent at various districts in New Jersey. Dr. Taylor received his doctorate from Columbia University and B.A. and Ed.M. from Rutgers University. He is an adjunct faculty member at the Graduate School of Education at Rutgers University and at Montclair State University’s College of Education and Human Services. He has co-developed and implemented social-emotional learning programs in each of the districts he has led and is currently working with Dr. Maurice Elias to create the Academy for Social-Emotional Learning in Schools.

PLEASE NOTE: Attendance at this event qualifies for Category ‘A’ credits through the Alberta College of Social Workers.


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