Special Education, Literacy and Early Child Development Workshops
are coming to your Community!!!
Presented by Keewaytinook Okimakanak (KO), K-Net Services, KO Research Institute

Professional Development Series for Teachers of Native Children

Keewaytinook Okimakanak (KO), K-Net Services, KO Research Institute are pleased to present to you a series of online workshops in the area of special education, literacy and issues related to early child development, starting January 16, 2006. Funding for these workshops is from Industry Canada’s First Nations SchoolNet program within the Ontario Regional Management Organization initiative.

The workshops will be conducted via video conference and webcast technologies by experts across the region. Live sessions for each workshop are scheduled every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 12:00pm (Central Standard Time) commencing January 16th, 2006.

Each session will be archived and made available from this website.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What: A series of workshops will be presented through videoconference and online (webcast) technologies for teachers in the areas of special education, literacy and issues related to child development.

When: Starting January 16th, 2006 live presentations will take place every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 12:00pm (CST). Presentations will also be archived and available for viewing at any time from http://www.knet.ca/PD/SpecEd.html

Where: Live workshops will be conducted through videoconference and webcast technologies. Archived versions of the presentations can be accessed through the Keewaytinook Okimakanak Research Institute (KORI) website http://www.knet.ca/PD/SpecEd.html

Who: Workshops will be conducted by experts and community-based practitioners from across Ontario. School staff, parents and community members are all welcome to attend.

This is a good opportunity for teacher professional development

Registration for Participation in these workshops

1.      Send an e-mail to wesleymckay@knet.ca with the following information

a.      Your name and school

b.      Your contact information (e-mail, telephone and fax number)

c.      How you and others at your school will be participating (ie. Video conferencing or via Live Chat on the webcast)

d.      For those joining by video conference, please provide the name of the contact person who has access to the video conferencing equipment  

2.      Be sure to have your video conferencing equipment turned on and ready for use at least 15 minutes before the start of the workshop session.  

3.      Workshop materials will be sent to the Local School contact before each session so it can be printed and ready for distribution to the workshop participants.  

4.      Everyone participating in the workshop will be asked to complete a workshop evaluation that provides an opportunity to identify additional sessions.