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Build-a-Brain: how to facilitate a Tier 2 classroom lesson for self-regulation

  • MASP Build-a-Brain PD
    April 26, 2018
    1:15 pm - 3:00 pm

Brain Model- inside and outside

Please join us in person or via webcast for a professional development opportunity prior to the MASP Annual General Meeting. Keith Moen, a School Psychologist with the Louis Riel School Division, will teach participants on how to offer an interactive classroom lesson entitled “Build-a-Brain”. The Build-a-Brain presentation aims to teach a model of self-regulation skills. As a Tier 2 intervention, he will share the rationale for this classroom lesson, the theoretical and research support for the model, and the intended outcomes. Participants will learn through experiencing the lesson as it is taught in the class.

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.

Brain map

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.

Costs and other Details:

  • Free to attend!
  • For paid MASP members only (remember to login first).
  • You may apply or renew your membership online now or at the PD and MASP AGM.
  • Parking cost will be covered by MASP. You must check in at the front desk of the hotel to obtain a parking pass and park in the designated parking lot for the hotel.
  • If you register to attend via webcast by April 20th, you can receive the Build-a-Brain materials via mail.
  • This registration page is for attendance of the Build-a-Brain PD only. If you wish to attend the MASP AGM, then you must also register here.

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Annual General Meeting- April 26, 2018

  • 2018 MASP Annual General Meeting
    April 26, 2018
    3:30 pm - 5:30 pm

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. You may apply or renew your membership online now or at the AGM.

Handouts:
In the effort to be green we will email you the link to download handouts prior to the event. You can choose to view them in your tablet or phone, or print out a copy (most office copiers can print double sided).

In person parking: cost will be covered by MASP. You must check in at the front desk of the hotel to obtain a parking pass and park in the designated parking lot for the hotel.

Webcast support: If you have registered for the webcast, we will contact you with further details about reimbursement for your meal expenses (up to $15.00) closer to the date of the event.

This registration page is for attendance to the AGM only. If you also wish to attend the 1:15-3:00pm PD opportunity Build-a-Brain: how to facilitate a Tier 2 classroom lesson for self-regulation, then you must also register here.


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