Tag: Conferences

CYCC 2013 – Canada

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Posted on by Leonardo Rocker (Quirky Kid Staff)

Join Quirky Kid in Canada from June 25-28, 2013 the first ever Child and Youth Care World Conference, Connecting at the Crossroads that will be held in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador – home of Icebergs, Whales, Puffins, great people and great times!

Touch base with Richard Dubras, Quirky Kid’s representative in Canada. You will also locate some our our flyers on each of the delegates bags.

This World CYC conference is being hosted by the Child and Youth Care Association of Newfoundland and Labrador in collaboration with the International Child and Youth Care Network (CYC-Net).

 

The Child and Youth Care World Conference will bring together professionals from around the world connecting across geography – who provide care, education and treatment for vulnerable children, youth and families. It will offer world class educational, training and networking opportunities for child and youth care workers, social workers, foster parents, teachers, guidance counselors, therapists, outreach workers, administrators, managers, psychiatrists, researchers and related child welfare, mental health, and juvenile justice practitioners and those who support them – connecting across disciplines.
For more information visit: http://www.cycworld2013.net/
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Power Up! @ Ed. & Dev. Conference 2012

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Posted on by Leonardo Rocker (Quirky Kid Staff)

Updated: Conference details, pictures, and link to the article.

Come and join Quirky Kid and Psychologist Belinda Jones, at the 2012 Educational and Developmental Psychology Conference for a great preview our new program Power Up! Yes, we are thrilled that our program was accepted as a paper presentation for the 2012 conference.

Last year, we were again rewarded with Kimberley’s presentation during the 2011 conference. This makes us proud as we are keen to contribute with the Educational and Developmental field with innovative tools and resources

Below you can enjoy the abstract of the presentation. Belinda Jones, Psychologist, and Author as well as Quirky Kid’s Director, Leonardo Rocker will be available after the presentation to answer questions and comments.

Update:

You can now view the slides we presented during the conference below. For your convenience, we have also created a pdf of the Article.

We were welcomed by a fantastic crowd during the conference. Belinda presented the many aspects of performance psychology for your people, drawing on great examples relating to achieving peak performance. We enjoyed answering questions from other delegates at the ACER stand.

The best news has come from Gymnastic Australia that has now confirmed Power Up as their program of choice for young performers. We will provide more information about this great development soon.

If you have any questions about Power Up! please contact us on 02 9362 9297 to arrange a demonstration.

Download a fact-sheet about Power Up! here  

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Positive Schools & Educador conferences

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Posted on by Dr. Kimberley O'Brien

Quirky Kid enjoyed a few whirlwind trips in May for three exceptional conferences in the field of education. One in Sao Paulo, one in Fremantle and one in Melbourne and they were all excellent for different reasons.

Brazil Conference

‘Educador’ in Brazil with over 14000 people in attendance was a major event with a very social atmosphere. It was an exciting opportunity to meet other speakers and to experience using translators for the first time in the context of a seminar with 400 kindhearted participants.

I was overwhelmed to have a line up of lovely teachers asking for a photo together after my presentation. After months of preparation, it was one of most unique highlights of my life to be a part of this thriving education community! QK are thrilled to accept their invitation to return in 2013.

All images by Andreia Naomi e da Futuro Eventos

The local media and prestigious local magazine the Revista Veja, also spoken with Kimberley. Kimberley also discussed the conference topic with a post on Families-school relationship.

Positive Schools

Positive Schools in Fremantle was a great opportunity to talk with teachers working in Western Australia, many of whom are based in remote communities working with indigenous children with limited classroom support. I was pleased to hear the visual resources developed by QK have been well-received and there was particular interest in the new “Tickets” reward system to revamp old behaviour management patterns.

This conference was also an opportunity to connect with the lovely ACER representatives selling our resources and to provide more tips on how to apply them in diverse settings.

Melbourne

The Melbourne Positive Schools conference was held at the exquisite Melbourne Convention Centre and the auditorium was absolutely slick! Positive Schools was my chance to listen to Michael Carr-Gregg and Andrew Fuller, Bernadette Black and other similarly inspiring colleagues I rarely meet in person. I look forward to delivering more video footage of young people on the big screen next year. Overall, the May conferences were an adrenaline boost with an ample serving of special new contacts – Thank you!

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