Teaching Tenaciously: A Webinar Series to Support Educators as They Navigate Through Times of Uncertainty and Change

The Ministry of Education will be launching a webinar series to support teachers across the province amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. Subject matter experts will present on a range of topics relevant to teachers' interests and concerns for changing teaching and learning environments. The webinars will take place over fall within the first week of September, October and November.

Building Compassionate Communities in a New Normal

Date: September 9th 2020, 10:00am

First in the series will be Building Compassionate Communities in a New Normal. This 75-minute webinar will provide educators with information, ideas and strategies that they can use to create compassionate spaces for students, especially during times when the classroom environment is ever-changing. Speakers for this September session will include:

Dr. Kimberly Schonert-Reichl

  • Dr. Kimberly Schonert-Reichl is an Applied Developmental Psychologist and a Professor in the Human Development, Learning, and Culture area in the Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology, and Special Education at the University of British Columbia (UBC).

Dr. Linda O'Neill

  • Linda is a long-time northerner from the far northwest corner of BC who practiced in that area for many years. She holds a BA in Child and Youth Care, an MEd in Counselling Psychology, and a PhD in Educational Psychology from the University of Victoria and is a certified counsellor and trauma specialist.

Monique Gray Smith

  • Monique Gray Smith is an award-winning, and best-selling author of books for children and youth, as well as adults. Her children's books include; My Heart Fills With Happiness, You Hold Me Up, and soon to be released, When We Are Kind. Her YA/Adult books include; Tilly: A Story of Hope and Resilience and Tilly and the Crazy Eights.

More information regarding all webinars will be released closer to their launch dates.

The webinars will be hosted on Open School BC's Open Course Resources. Registration is required to gain access to the live webinars and their recorded versions.

Register for Teaching Tenaciously