Supporting learning at home

As the COVID-19 situation continues to evolve, Nelson remains committed to supporting educators, parents and students throughout their learning journeys. Nelson is pleased to offer a series of webinars developed to support the well-being of caregivers and their children with practical advice and strategies from experts in various fields. Please note that all educator and caregiver offerings below are available at no-cost.

On Demand Webinars for Parents and Educators

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Nelson’s Early Years Collections: Addressing Vulnerabilities in Early Learners

Introducing Nelson’s Early Years Collections hosted by educator and author Jennette Mackenzie along with educator Julie Binmore. The Nelson Early Years Collections are designed to support the development of young children and to address their areas of vulnerabilities identified by the Early Development Instrument (EDI).

Watch Ontario Session (On Demand)
Watch Western Canada Session (On Demand)
Watch Atlantic Canada Session (On Demand)
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The Science of Happiness - John Zelenski

Positive Psychology Professor and Researcher John Zelenski shares his fascinating research on positive psychology and how we can apply it to our daily lives during this pandemic. Register for this webinar now.

Topics will include:

  • Resilience in hard times
  • Wellbeing and how we can work to improve or maintain it
  • John’s research into how nature can affect our happiness
  • And more!
Webinar Resource (Helpful Links and Tips)
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Surviving and Thriving at Home with Your Children - Dr. David Tranter

This live and on-demand webinar series brings you advice from experts on topics such as managing anxiety and stress, coping with challenging behaviour, keeping learning alive at home, and many more tips to help you and your children survive and thrive during this difficult time. Watch this webinar series now.

Session 1: The March Break is Over, Now What? (On Demand)
Session 2: Learning at Home is Not like Learning at School (On Demand)
Session 3: “Are We Having Fun Yet?” Staying Positive Over the Long Haul (On Demand)
Webinar Resource (PDF)
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Mindfulness for Your Middle Years Learner at Home - Laura D’Angelo

This series is intended to provide practical ideas and strategies that can help us navigate current world events together. We’ll discuss new ways of reaching middle years students at home, in the classroom, and beyond.Watch this webinar series now.

Session 1: Growing Gratitude (On Demand)
Session 2: Getting Grounded (On Demand)
Session 3: Generosity Begets Generosity (On Demand)
Session 4: Putting It All Together (On Demand)
Webinar Resource (Takeaways)
Webinar Resource (Healthy Mind Platter)
Webinar Resource (The Starfish Story)

Supporting Early Years Play and Learning at Home - Julie Binmore

Throughout this series, Julie will provide reassurance that our job as parents is just what it has always been: to give our children a sense of security and love. Of course, there are things that we can do to make this period memorable, meaningful and engaging. With structure provided by us and the curiosity and enthusiasm provided by our early years learners, we can all find success in learning at home. Watch this webinar series now.

Session 1: To Structure or Not to Structure Play (On Demand)
Session 2: Strategies and Consistent Language to Set Kids (and Parents) up for Success! (On Demand)
Session 3: Making Kindness a Habit While We Are Socially Distancing (On Demand)
Webinar Resource (Engaging Activities)
Webinar Resource (Day Planner)
Webinar Resource (Empathy & Kindness Activities)

Culturally Responsive Math Webinar Series

Nelson's Culturally Responsive Math webinar series brings together many educational and community leaders in Indigenous Education and provides you with the opportunity to discover Western mathematics in the heart of Indigenous culture. Webinars are hosted by Dr. Ruth Beatty, Associate Professor, Faculty of Education at Lakehead University and Danielle Blair. These webinars help participants understand that “ensuring math instruction is culturally responsive requires communication, cultural and mathematical content, and learning from Indigenous pedagogy. All of this is founded upon the building of strong relationships.” (Dr. Ruth Beatty)

Downloadable Digital Samplers of Professional Learning Resources