Grande Prairie In-Person Workshop

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We are so excited to be able to bring the incredible TINA GEERS from INSPIRED MINDS all the way to Grande Prairie for a day of fun and learning! 

We’ve put together a really fun day where you’ll be sure to leave feeling like you’ve got some new tools and tricks to use in your dayhome, AND you might even make a new friend!

Date: Saturday June 1, 2024

Location: Northwestern Polytechnic 10726 106 Ave., Grande Prairie, AB

Time: 10AM to 3PM

What to Expect: 
We’re bringing the lovely Tina from Inspired Minds TO YOU! Join us for this full day workshop event that will include TWO sessions from Tina and LUNCH provided by ADSN.  

Don’t miss your chance to attend this incredible event. We’ll let you know as soon as we have a venue! 


10AM – 12 PM: Inspiring Curiosity to Play: Creating Provocations and Invitations to Play

12PM – 1PM: Lunch & Networking – Lunch provided by ADSN

1PM – 3PM: From Crying to Smiling: Understanding Children’s Behaviour


Morning Workshop 10AM - 12PM

Inspiring Curiosity to Play: Creating Provocations and Invitations to Play

How do we create an environment that extends on children’s natural curiosity and interests in the classroom? How can we introduce new ideas, based on our observations and our understanding of possibilities for children? What activities can we do that promote play? Rooted in the emergent curriculum approach, creating provocations and invitations are a part of how we can build an environment that stimulates curiosity, exploration and encourage independent divergent and critical thinking. Instead of providing activities that focus on specific outcomes or learning skills, we provide provocations to stimulate a wholistic approach to playful learning. In doing so, we need to be responsive to the children’s interests, extend their learning and inspire curiosity to explore. Learn how to showcase these amazing displays and invite deep thinking and deep play to stimulate and build upon your children’s interests and sense of wonder.


  • Defining Invitations and Provocations to Play
  • Foundations to Invitations and Provocations
  • Inspirations for Play Experiences Based on Children’s Interests

Afternoon Workshop 1PM - 3PM

From Crying to Smiling: Understanding Children’s Behaviour

Ever wonder WHY some children react in ways we just don’t understand? The screaming, biting and hitting came from no where! When a seemingly small situation throws them right into a major meltdown. Feeling like you’re at a standstill of what to do next? Well, then this webinar is for you! Join us as we discuss the why’s behind children’s difficult and challenging behaviors and how we can support them during these difficult moments. Learn what happens in a child’s brain when the are dysregulated and take away some tools that can help you bring them to a responsive state of mind. It’s not easy sometimes…but YOU are the one who can make a difference. YOU can help them move from reacting to responding by making meaningful connections and adding some great activities and strategies that everyone can use!


  • Identify the communication and brain science behind behaviours
  • Reflect on how trauma can impact behaviours
  • Discover the impact of the environment on behaviours
  • Explore strategies for co-regulation and positive supports


ADSN will be providing lunch for all attendees from 12PM – 1PM. Please let us know about any dietary restrictions after registering. 



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