Cultivating Connection

Successful teaching and learning are dependent on healthy, connected relationships. In this workshop, we’ll share practical, easy-to-implement strategies to foster deeper, more authentic connections. Applicable to a variety of curricular areas and supported by technology, these strategies will strengthen your relationships with the learners you teach. You’ll get fun and engaging activities that help build strong connections with students of any ageYou’ll also have time to try out the strategies and connect with other educators to share ideas and get inspired! 

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12:45 PM - 2:15 PM

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  • KG Education
    Devon Caldwell

    Devon Caldwell is an inclusive learning support teacher in Fort La Bosse School Division as well as a university instructor at Brandon University's Faculty of Education. She is also a PhD Candidate in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction (Early Childhood Education) at the University of Victoria. Her research focuses on how and why primary teachers integrate technology. Devon is an award-winning educator who was involved with the Microsoft Innovative Expert Educator program for many years. Devon is also a certified yoga teacher who teaches online and in-person.

  • KG Education
    Leah Obach

    Leah Obach is an educator from rural Manitoba. She has taught early years, middle years and high school, and acted as a technology coach for her school division.  She has a Master’s Degree in Educational Technology and Design.  Leah is passionate about improving education through strong classroom practice, ongoing professional growth and collaboration with fellow educators. She strives to engage students in meaningful learning experiences, while fostering the development of timeless skills. Leah is designated as a Microsoft Innovative Expert Educator and has been recognized with numerous awards for her work in education.