February Webinars: Supporting 2SLGBTQ+ Students & Staff, Finance and School Culture

(Currently available in English Only)

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2024 Webinar Series (all sessions 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm)



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Wednesday, January 24  

Safeguarding Your School: Managing Abusive Behaviour from Visitors: Andy MacNeil

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Wednesday, February 7

Strategies to Support 2SLGBTQ+ Students & Staff: Youth Project

Wednesday, February 21

An Introduction to School Finances: Kathryn Burlton

Thursday, February 29

Creating a Positive School Culture: Glenn Thompson

Thursday, March 21 ChatGPT - Matthew Clarke and Adam Hinton
  • TBA
Thursday, March 28 Basics of AI - Jeff Raine
  • TBA
Wednesday, April 10 Book Bureau Basics: Sandy MacDougall
  • TBA
April or May Autism
  • TBA
April or May Financial Planning
  • TBA
April or May Anti-Racism
  • TBA


Strategies to Support 2SLGBTQ+ Students & Staff 

Wednesday, February 7th, 2024 from 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM

With Brody Weaver, Education Coordinator & Emma VanRooyen, School Health Promoter, Youth Project

In this workshop for school administrators, we will give a brief overview of the 2SLGBTQIA+ acronym. Following this, we will review resources and supports already in place for administrators to resist homophobia and transphobia at school, the importance of GSAs and their protections, the importance of curricular inclusion, and generalized case studies to guide administrators through responding to homophobia and transphobia when they inevitably show up. The Youth Project (https://youthproject.ns.ca/) is a non-profit organization that supports 2SLGBTQIA+ youth 25 and under across Nova Scotia within Mi'kma'ki. As a multiservice organization, we host an education team, programming team, and support services team to further the inclusion and wellness of 2SLGBTQIA+ youth through an anti-racist, anti-oppressive, trauma-informed framework that centers youth voice and community leadership.

An Introduction to School Finances

Wednesday, February 21st, 2024 from 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Hosted by PSAANS Manager of Financial Services, Kathryn Burlton, CPA. Register Here!

Many administrators have some degree of anxiety when it comes to School Finances. Financial management courses do not tend to be part of their learning, yet every school operates like a small (or not so small) independent business. While the importance of financial management cannot be overstated, all that is required is a good plan, good communication, and some basic numeracy skills. This webinar will offer a simple, straightforward approach to getting and keeping your school's finances under control. If you would like to send Kathryn any questions about school finance that you would like to see discussed during the presentation, please forward them to kburlton@psaans.ca (mailto:kburlton@psaans.ca) .

Creating a Positive School Culture

Thursday, February 29th, 2024 from 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM

With Glenn Thompson, School Equity Consultant, CCRCE

Creating a positive school culture depends on creating conditions where all stakeholders feel invested in the vision of the school. This webinar will look at creating these conditions by exploring ways to hear teacher, community, and student voices to ensure that our leadership is responsive to the needs of everyone is our school community. The webinar will focus on concrete examples that administrators can start using today, to help build a collective vision for tomorrow.