How & What Is POPEY Learning About?

We’ve been fortunate to read about & discover some terrific learning - through upcoming Professional Learning opportunities, cool tech tools & videos

Raffi Foundation - Online Course in Child Honouring

If you’ve been to a POPEY workshop about the Core Competencies, you’ll have noticed that we link out to Raffi’s Foundation for Child Honouring & how his Covenant for Honouring Children and its 9 Principles are tightly aligned with BC’s Core Competencies.

Raffi & former POPEY District Partner, Kristin Wiens, have now created an interdisciplinary online course in Child Honouring - and invite you to join their compassion revolution! Take the course to embrace Child Honouring and make it part of your life. Early bird rate is available until March 11th.


Brain-Based Learning, Behavioural Challenges & Student Mental Health

May 8-10, Calgary AB (and other dates in other cities across Canada

Explore topics of: practical classroom management strategies, reaching & teaching students with emotional disturbance, practical life skills strategies for students, overcoming anxiety disorders in school-aged children, & neuropsychology of: reading & writing language disorders & emotional disorders.



Ideas for Free Stock Photos & Illustrations from Edshelf

Do you love using images to help support your students - but don’t know where to start? And you’d also like free images that are copyright friendly? The tech reviewing gems at EdShelf have compiled a list of free stock photos & illustration websites. PHEW!


Communication 4 All

As shared by POPARD, this UK website offers a range of resources to support inclusion across Early Learning, Literacy, Numeracy, and Science.  It includes educational resources as well as links to other sites that support Early Years, Primary and students with special needs.



Videos for Teaching Story Elements

Adrienne Gear recently shared this resource from We Are Teachers - a collection of videos for teaching story elements to students. Including plot, setting, characters, themes, and more.


What is the Interactive Read-Aloud?

Two of our favourite literacy gurus, Fountas & Pinnell share a video & blog post about the Interactive Read-Aloud. They discuss the importance of the Interactive Read-Aloud as part of a comprehensive literacy program & share a video of what it can look like. There are some differences between a “normal” read-aloud and getting the kids actively involved in the read-aloud...what do you notice?