Upcoming Events

2019 Edvance District PD Days

February 15th – April 26th, 2019

Supporting Students with Behavioural and Mental Health Challenges

Today’s classrooms are filled with possibilities that both bless and challenge the learner and the teacher. Recognizing the growing complexity classroom teachers and staff face in supporting diverse students with behavioural and mental health challenges, we will work collaboratively to understand where our professional responsibilities start and stop, and consider case studies that allow us to discuss specifically how all teachers and staff can support students well.

Students who live with behavioural and mental health challenges are often misdiagnosed and misunderstood, and the number of students who experience such challenges has steadily increased over the years. Facilitated by Justin Cook, Director of Learning, and Sara Pot, Communities of Belonging Liaison, and with the presence and insight from local specialists in the field of behavioural and mental health, we look forward to learning with you. (These PD days are intended for elementary schools).

  • April 12 - 8:30 - 3:00 pm - Durham Region @ Knox Christian School, Bowmanville (map)
  • April 26 - 8:30 - 3:00 pm - Bluewater Region @ Strathroy Community Christian School, Strathroy (map)

Note that that the registration deadline for each event is one week prior to the actual day of the event.

Agenda for the Day

8:30 - 9:00 am - REGISTRATION

9:00 - 9:15 am - WELCOME & DEVOTIONS: Sara Pot

9:15 - 10:15 am -  Session 1 – Professional Responsibility and the Growing Challenge

10:15- 10:45 am - REFRESHMENT BREAK

10:45 - 11:45 am - Session 2 – The School Within the Larger Ontario Landscape

11:45 – 12:30 pm - LUNCH

12:30 – 1:30 pm - Session 3 – Case Studies and Collaboration by Roles

1:30 - 1:45 pm - HEALTH BREAK

1:45 – 2:45 pm - Session 4 – Case Studies and Collaboration by Staffs

2:45 pm - CLOSING & PRAYER


Edvance Affiliates: $60 per attendee

Non Affiliates: $90 per attendee

(registration includes refreshments and lunch)

Cancellations and Refunds Policy

Please note that there will be a $40 cancellation fee for any registration cancelled within a week of the chosen PD day. Substitutions will be allowed.

Click here for the brochure.