Where Learning Flourishes

GRIT is pleased to offer a variety of learning opportunities geared to the work of early childhood educators, teachers, parents, and other professionals. This interactive, online learning focuses on providing knowledge and strategies to adults who support diverse learners in the early years (e.g. preschool / kindergarten).

Click on the desired workshop in the PDF, or see drop-down descriptions below, to register for each webinar.

GRIT is an approved professional development provider in Alberta. Our workshops meet the criteria for professional development funding, and/or release time funding, as outlined in the Alberta Childcare Grant Funding Guide.

Upcoming Webinars

  • Trauma Informed Care

    Supporting others who have experienced trauma can be a difficult task. In this session, participants will identify the different types of trauma, and the types of experiences that can have traumatic impacts; describe the principles of trauma-informed care that we practice when working in a trauma-informed way; and, investigate how this information applies to ourselves and our unique role in trauma-informed care.

    Date: Wednesday, February 21, 2024
    Time: 6:30-8:30pm

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  • Social & Emotional Development

    A child’s healthy social and emotional development forms a foundation for lifelong learning and mental health. Children’s social and emotional development is deeply linked to healthy adult-child relationships. In this workshop, participants will describe what social and emotional development is, and how it lays the foundation for relationships, mental health, and development; investigate how to support social and emotional development from a neuro-relational perspective; and, examine their own social and emotional development, and how that impacts their work and relationships.

    Date: Wednesday, March 20, 2024
    Time: 6:30-8:30pm

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  • Creating Inclusive Classrooms

    What does it look like to create a learning environment that supports the meaningful participation of all children? In this workshop, participants will clarify the definition of inclusion; investigate inclusive practices to support children’s participation; and explore tools that can help educators determine any targeted and individualized supports a child might need.

    Date: Wednesday, April 17, 2024
    Time: 6:30-8:30pm

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  • Emergent Literacy

    Literacy and communication skills are how we share our experiences with others and interpret their experiences. In this session, participants will identify how children develop literacy; describe how to create a language-rich environment for literacy; and, consider ways to adapt literacy instruction for children with diverse needs.

    Date: Wednesday, May 15, 2024
    Time: 6:30-8:30pm

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  • Family-Centred Practice

    Family Centered Practice (FCP) is a philosophical approach that recognizes the fundamental role of families in the provision of services. In this session, participants will define family-centred practice: what it is and why it’s important; examine the family-professional partnership; and, investigate their own family-centered practices.

    Date: Wednesday, June 19, 2024
    Time: 6:30-8:30pm

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Following GRIT’s presentation on inclusion, the conversations with my students confirmed that your presence had exactly the effect I’d hoped for. Their hearts and minds were opened. That’s what we hope for on any given day, right?
Lorin Yochim, Ph.D. Assistant Professor & Graduate Coordinator Faculty of Education Concordia University of Edmonton