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Friday, February 5 • 9:15am - 10:45am
Classroom Calming Kits - Learn, Make, and Take

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How often have you been to a PD session where you were promised something you could “take with you and have ready to use on Monday” only to find that you did get great ideas or come away with a partially finished project that still required hours of work over the weekend to finish? In this session we will explore the science behind the use of sensory objects to create a calming environment and to help students who are struggling in acute anxiety settings. Many schools have created sensory/reflection/mindfulness/etc. rooms for students to utilize in times of need. With the increasing demands on spaces in schools, some of these rooms are being reconfigured back into classrooms, leaving teachers and students without this valuable support. The big “take home” from this session is that we will create a complete sensory room-in-a-box that you can take home with you and actually use on Monday with no extra work required!

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Courtney Rebke

Science Teacher, St. Teresa Catholic Learning Centre
As a teacher with more than ten years' experience in Outreach education under her belt and five years as the Communications Director for the Outreach Education Council of Alberta, Courtney has a passion for her outreach "kids". That passion extends beyond a traditional student-teacher... Read More →

Friday February 5, 2021 9:15am - 10:45am MST
Virtual Room 38 (General)
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus K-6
  • Chairperson Ryan Rebke - None
  • Room Details Virtual Room Maximum Capacity - 300
  • Grade Focus K-6
  • Tags English