Welcome to SprottTalks – a place where you can learn new tips and tricks, discover fun activities, and connect with your instructors and peers. As a Sprott Shaw College student, you receive free access to our extracurricular SprottTalks series designed with topics and themes relevant especially for students.

Each Talk is an hour-long WebEx involving a 20 – 40-minute lecture with the remaining time left for Q&A and discussion. So, it’s not a one-way street – you get to pick the minds of your instructors and leaders with thought-provoking questions.

Interested in participating in one of our SprottTalks? Register for these sessions via G2 here.

New SprottTalks Session

Anti-racism: Challenging the Values that Divide Our Community

***UPDATE ***
Due to the popularity of this SprottTalks, we’ve created two more sessions depending on which campus you attend.


See the table below to find out which session you should register for.

June 26thJune 29th
East VanTrades
AbbotsfordVancouver
ChilliwackRichmond
SurreyNew Westminster
PentictonMaple Ridge
KelownaVictoria
KamloopsNanaimo

Join our upcoming SprottTalks featuring special guest speaker Emma Hatfield!

Emma Hatfield is a veteran educational consultant and international education expert. For twenty years, Emma has worked with multicultural and international learning environments. She is a consultant and speaker, often presenting to educators in BC, as well as across Canada and in Washington State. She has authored numerous textbooks, curricula and resources, which are used in North America, Asia and South America.  

When: Thursday, June 25th at 12:40 PM


Watch the Playlist for previous SprottTalks here.

Here are the topics:

WEEK 1

Have you ever wanted to make your own sensory bin? Candiss’ SprottTalks is all about sensory bins! Her session will include a tutorial all about sensory bins and resources that will connect you to thousands of ideas for these amazing bins!

Candiss Brown is an instructor for the Early Childhood Education classes and has been in the early childhood field for 32 years.

When: Tuesday, April 28th at 4:00 PM

This new normal of learning online isn’t one you should fear or worry about. For our first SprottTalks, Chelsea will help you explore the various options available with WebEx to help you become more comfortable with the online learning context. This session is the perfect time to ask any questions you may have regarding WebEx.

Chelsea Cosco is a well seasoned Special Education Teaching Assistant with over 20 years in the industry in various capacities regarding education and special needs children.

When: Tuesday, April 28th at 5:00 PM

What is a pandemic and why do we have to social distance ourselves? Julie’s SprottTalks will go over frequently asked questions about pandemics like the who, what, where, why, and when of it all – and how to deal with COVID-19. Her session will also look specifically at human behaviour during a pandemic and why we all adore Dr. Bonnie Henry.

Julie Gilbert is an experienced nursing instructor whose practice includes acute care, maternity, medical/surgical, and international public health.

When: Tuesday, April 28th at 7:00 PM

Are you curious on how you can make use of your existing resources within your own community? Neetu’s session will go over how you can use things you can find in your every day in your home to make useful things for your community.

Neetu Khinda has worked as an Early Childhood Educator and a Support Worker for over 8 years.

When: Wednesday, April 29th at 3:00 PM

Anxiety is more common than you think. Tracy’s SprottTalks will look at identifying anxiety and how to prevent and manage it. Her session will also go over self-care importance and a few useful resources and support programs as well as self-care toolkits and what one can stock it with to manage and prevent anxiety.

Tracy Whitford has almost a decade of experience in children, youth, and family care. Prior to joining Sprott Shaw, she owned and operated a licensed daycare.

When: Wednesday, April 29th at 5:00 PM

Are you interested in learning about how to present information in an appropriate business format? This session by Adrian Ray will cover and teach you how to present formal and informal written and verbal information in appropriate business formats.

When: Wednesday, April 29th at 7:00 PM

WEEK 2

Do bugs need drugs? Ashleigh’s session will go whether bacteria and viruses need drugs and how to best protect yourself. Her session will also go over proper hand washing techniques.

Ashleigh Davies has been working with children since 2011 in a variety of settings including junior kindergarten, daycares, and preschools.

When: Tuesday, May 5th at 3:00 PM

Are you looking for new tips on how to be successful in a WebEx environment? This session by Adrian Ray will go over how you can adapt your presentations and projects for a WebEx environment.

When: Tuesday, May 5th at 4:00 PM

We’re all at different stages of our lives. Brenda’s session will go over effective communication methods and strategies across different ages and stages.

Brenda Rosenau began her nursing career in 1981. She has a Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Master’s in Counselling, and is a Registered Nurse (RN).

When: Tuesday, May 5th at 5:00 PM

 

Have a fear of speaking in public? This session by Yogita Goyal will go over practical delivery tips you can use next time you have to make a presentation or deliver a speech.

When: Wednesday, May 6th at 4:00 PM

 

Are you a critical thinker? Chelsea’s session will cover critical thinking strategies that will help you make better judgement and decisions.

Chelsea Cosco is a well seasoned Special Education Teaching Assistant with over 20 years in the industry in various capacities regarding education and special needs children.

When: Wednesday, May 6th at 5:00 PM

Rima’s session will go over the Early Childhood Educators of British Columbia (ECEBC) Code of Ethics.

After two Bachelor degrees, one in Science and the other in Law, Rima Marychev is delighted to have found her true passion in early childhood education (ECE).

When: Wednesday, May 6th at 7:00 PM

WEEK 3

Are you an Early Childhood Educator (ECE) or interested in pursuing a career as an ECE? This session by Carla Hees will look at recreating the image of early childhood professionals and transforming the beliefs and values within the sector.

When: Tuesday, May 12th at 4:00 PM

Are you interested in learning more about business and the business cycle? This SprottTalks session by Adrian Ray will explore the current state of the business cycle and its impact on companies and managers today.

When: Tuesday, May 12th at 5:00 PM

Dramatic play is an important part of a child’s early years. This session by Chelsea Cosco will delve into the incorporation of dramatic play in the early years as well as removing gender biases within the classroom.

When: Tuesday, May 12th at 5:00 PM

Taking care of elders is different than taking care of any other group. This session by Brenda Rosenau will dive into the 3 D’s of elderly care including dementia, delirium, and depression.

When: Tuesday, May 12th at 7:00 PM

Are you struggling with the transition to online learning and studies? This session by Adrian Ray will equip you with some strategies and tips on how you can effectively use and study from an e-book.

When: Wednesday, May 13th at 4:00 PM

What does it mean to care for one another? This session by Tena Ganovicheff will explore the ethics of caring.

When: Wednesday, May 13th at 7:00 PM

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