ALDI Update-January 2024

Wishing you and yours a happy, healthy, and abundant 2024! 

Upcoming Professional Development:

Please read through this section to find out about professional development opportunities offered by ALDI, in collaboration with the Centres of Excellence.

Topic: New Pyramid of Interventions: Applications and Considerations Workshop 
Facilitators: Heather Scott (ALDI) and Catherine Korah (CEBM)  
Date: January 22, 2024, 1:00-3:00. 
Format: Online, free, and will be recorded 
Target Audience: Open to all 
ALDI Teacher release funds are available. Contact by January 15, 2024, 4pm. 
Registration: For more details and to register, click here 
Topic: The Universal Design for Learning Toolkit Learning Series  
Facilitators: Heather Scott (ALDI) and Joanna McKay (ISN) 
Session 1: February 6, 2024 from 9am-12pm 
Session 2: April 3, 2024 from 9am-12pm 
Session 3: April 17, 2024 from 9am-12pm 
Session 4: May 3, 2024 from 9am-12pm 
Format: Online and free  
Target Audience: Open to all 
Teacher release funds are available. Contact or one week prior to each session. 
Registration: For more details and to register, click here 

ALDI Four-Question Survey:  

In light of the recent Plan de rattrapage release by the MEQ, I prepared a brief anonymous survey pertaining to how consultants can best support teachers in determining which students have academic needs (reading, writing, etc). The second question pertains to the evidence-based practices recommended to meet those needs. There is also a section to sign-up for collaborative working sessions so that we can support teachers with evidence-based tools and resources throughout this process. Please complete the survey by Jan. 19th, 2024. Click here to access the brief survey.  

MEQ Documentation:  

The MEQ has recently released a new Referential on Writing. This document is designed to support the writing skills of students in early elementary school. The document was created for classroom teachers, teachers of resource, consultants, or anyone working on writing with early elementary school students. The document is in French as is titled, Les défis des jeunes scripteurs au début de l’école primaire. You can access the document here: 

Upcoming Events hosted by the Centres of Excellence:  

On behalf of the Centres of Excellence, I am sharing the information regarding their upcoming events. Please use the link provided or contact the centre directly for more information. 

The Centre of Excellence for Mental Health (CEMH)
The CEMH is hosting Katie Andersson for a full day conference on The Engaged Brain: Consciously Creating Successful Learning Environments. The date is January 26, 2024. You can find out more about this in-person conference directly on their website. To register: 

Centre of Excellence Autism Spectrum Disorder (COE for ASD): 
The COE for ASD will be hosting Kaelynn Parlow for a one-hour complementary webinar that is open to all. The online session is called Insights from the Inside and will be on January 26, 2024 at 9am. You can find more information about this session directly on the COE for ASD website. To register: 

Should you have questions or ideas for a collaborative project, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Heather Scott, ALDI Coordinator
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