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The Wave of the Future: Using Therapy to Gain High School Credits

Supporting Wellness in the Classroom: Brains, Pains & Mental Health Symposium
1 Hour Session
2:15 PM, Thursday 13 Feb 2020 (1 hour)
Hyatt - Neilson 2
Division 1 - Grades 1-3Division 2 - Grades 4-6Division 3 - Grades 7-9Division 4 - Grades 10-12
Location : Hyatt - Neilson 2

• Teachers, counsellors, and administrators will learn how, through a rich collaboration with the CBE's partners like Alberta Health Services, we can use high school redesign principles to build courses that bridge Alberta Education courses and outcomes with real-life learning.

• Describe how students attending Dr. Gordon Townsend School at the Alberta Children's Hospital have been able to earn high school credits for therapeutic work done in Alberta Health Services programs and clinics.

• Using an example from the healthcare program, Vi Riddell Intensive Pain Rehabilitation Program, we will demonstrate how teachers can help students obtain high school credits.

Supporting Wellness in the Classroom: Brains, Pains & Mental Health Symposium

The World Health Organization defines wellness as “a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being, and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity”. As most children and youth spend the majority of their lives at school, educators play a critical role in the overall wellness of our children and youth.

In collaboration with Alberta Children’s Hospital clinical experts, this symposia offers interactive presentations and discussion on mental, physical and social health in children and youth. Teachers will be provided with skills, strategies and resources to support students and their families. It is the hope of the presenters to also learn from teachers on how the health system can partner with, and better support students and educators.

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