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Collaborative Teaming – The Role of Educational Assistants in Inclusive Classrooms

Facilitator(s): Victoria Cooke
Date:March 17, 2017
Time:9:00 am – 3:30 pm
(includes lunch, which is not prepared in a nut/gluten-free environment)
Location: Edmonton (ERLC Office at Elmwood School)
Room 17/18, 16325 - 83 Avenue
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Course code: 17-IE-247

Target Audience

Educational Assistants, Coordinators or Classroom Teachers working with Educational Assistants

About this learning opportunity

Educational Assistants are a vital part of the school team. Working along side teachers and school administrators, Educational Assistants help to support and enhance student learning. This learning opportunity will look at roles and responsibilities of Educational Assistants and how to build a highly functioning classroom team.

This learning opportunity will include:

  • successful strategies to support student learning,
  • how to adapt and accommodate for student abilities,
  • communication skills and conflict resolution,
  • collaborative teaming.

This learning opportunity is being provided through funding from Alberta Education.

About the facilitator(s)

Victoria Cooke has been in the field of Education for over 30 years. She has worked as a classroom teacher, a program coordinator and an educational consultant. Vicki completed her Masters in Special Education with a focus on working with Educational Assistants in the inclusive education setting. She has worked as an instructor at Grant MacEwan University and spent time as a Senior Education Manager with Alberta Education. Vicki brings a wealth of knowledge, an optimistic attitude and the ability to bring people together to work as functional collaborative teams.

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