Learning Opportunity

Helping Students Understand Mental Health and Mental Illness (7 of 9)

This session has been completed.
Facilitator: Adelee Penner
Date:March 25, 2022
Time:12:30 pm to 1:30 pm MTN
Location: Virtual
Session Code: 22-DD-FMP-AP-044
Focus: Inclusive Education Mental Health and Wellness

Target Audience


About this Learning Opportunity

This 9 part Professional Learning series is designed to support teachers in Fort McMurray Islamic School (K-9) and Timberlea Public School (K-6) with Mental Health Literacy.  Some of the topics we will feature are the teenage brain, understanding Mental Health and Mental Illness, Identifying Youth who may be struggling, Boosting our own Mental Health, Stigma, a review of the most common Mental Health Disorders, partnering with Parents and How Educators can best support students, responding to traumatic events.

Each session will include an opportunity for teachers to bring their wonderings and questions up for discussion.

All learning opportunities with the ERLC regional team will focus on the Alberta Education and district priority areas.

This session addresses the LQS competencies

  • #2: Modeling Commitment to Professional Learning
  • #3: Embodying Visionary Leadership
  • #4: Leading a Learning Community
  • #6: Providing Instructional Leadership
  • #7: Developing Leadership Capacity

This session addresses the TQS competencies

  • #2: Engaging in Career-Long Learning
  • #3: Demonstrating a Professional Body of Knowledge
  • #4: Establishing Inclusive Learning Environments
  • #6: Adhering to Legal Frameworks and Policies

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

About the Facilitator

Adelee Penner comes to ERLC having most recently served as an Assistant Superintendent of Schools. Adelee started her career in Manitoba and moved to Alberta in 2005. Her career has evolved over the years through working in several school jurisdictions, in both the private and public system, and from working for Alberta Education supporting school systems in Field Services. Adelee is a passionate lifelong learner. Using the provocation from Seth Godin, "When was the last time you did something for the first time?", Adelee works with others to create a culture for learning that is comfortable taking risk, trying new things and considers alternate perspectives.