A main objective of the Manitoba Association of School Psychologists (MASP) is to encourage and provide for professional growth and continuing education among members of the Association. Professional development, called PD or Pro-D in other settings, is a critical component to maintaining and enhancing our competencies as school employees. Below you will find a listing of school related professional development opportunities in Manitoba. You can search for growth ideas by category, location, or date.
You can submit a calendar listing by clicking here. The professional development events must be occurring in Manitoba.
In part one the participants will be guided to build a model of one hemisphere (half) of a brain, identifying six parts: the cerebrum, pre-frontal cortex, brain stem, cerebellum, hippocampus, and amygdala. While making the brain parts, their function will be explored through questions and discussion.
In part two the participants will learn through stories and demonstrations how the brain parts interact to help protect us with the fight/flight/freeze reaction. Further, it is identified how there are times we need to change our reactions into a decision. One method to turn a reaction into a decision is by focusing on our breath. A four-count breathing circle is taught and practiced with the class.
The participants will make their own brain model; learn how to facilitate this class in their schools; receive a brain map, posters and pocket-sized images of the breathing circle; and free access to the PowerPoints and other resources used for this lesson.
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Please join us in person or via Webcast for our 2018 MASP Annual General Meeting (AGM). Come hear about the activities that took place over the 2017-18 year and participate in electing the executive members. Hot and cold appetizers along with a complimentary refreshment will be provided.
The AGM is open to current MASP members only. Click here to register.
Canadian Conference on Developmental Disabilities and Autism is an annual gathering intended to bring together a range of people committed to enhancing quality of supports and services for people with developmental disabilities and autism. For more information click here.