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Upcoming Webinars

Register for one of our upcoming professional development webinars.

Trauma-Informed Care for Literacy Practitioners 

Wednesday, February 1, 2023 from 10:00 – 11:30am

Participants will become familiar with the 5 core principles of trauma-informed practice for literacy practitioners. Developing supportive practices to implement with learners which will promote responsive learning and prevent further assumptions as tutors and instructors.

Presenter Bio

Rochelle Galeski is a Psychological First Aid Instructor through the Canadian Red Cross and has 15 years of experience working with vulnerable populations including immigrants and refugees, individuals without homes, families living in poverty and incarcerated adults.

Rochelle owns Little Rock Professional Development which provides consultation and facilitation for trauma-informed approaches to systems, processes and people. Utilizing her extensive background in human services with an education in Business Administration, Human Resources, and Labour Relations she works in public and private school divisions, community adult learning programs, College and University Institutions, the private sector and community service agencies in customized professional development that promote psychologically safe workplaces for all



Teaching Writing Through Storytelling

Wednesday, February 8, 2023 from 10:00 – 11:30am

For over a decade, Victoria-based charity Story Studio has run story-making workshops for thousands of youth. Our model encourages youth to experience literacy as something they can participate in, not just observe. More importantly, it enables youth to experience the thrill of creation by telling their own stories. In this workshop, we’ll discuss tips and tactics that can be used by literacy practitioners to help turn kids into powerful storytellers!

Presenter Bio

Sean Rodman is the executive director of Story Studio, an award-winning charity that inspires, educates and empowers youth to be great storytellers. For over twenty years, Sean has worked in the non-profit field in leadership and advancement roles. He has also written 7 young adult fiction novels, which have been critically well-received and have collectively sold over 35,000 copies to date. Finally, Sean is an experienced presenter and has engaged youth of all ages on issues related to creative writing, literacy and publishing. He feels lucky that Story Studio lets him combine all his passions in one amazing place.



Plain Language Principles: Making Everyday Documents Clear

Friday, February 17, 2023 from 10:00 – 11:30am
Writing in plain and clear language is a skill that is essential to successfully communicate a message to a specific audience. This webinar will highlight what plain language is, the top plain language principles, and how to structure a document that focuses on the key aspects for making information easy to scan, read and absorb.
Presenter Bio
Kaitlyn Vecchio is a professional librarian skilled in plain language, public libraries, community engagement and quantitative research. Kaitlyn is currently working as the Literacy Outreach Coordinator for Literacy Prince George as well as the Director for the Northwest Library Federation.




For questions or suggestions about webinars contact Maureen Kehler, Program Manager, at mkehler@decoda.ca.