This year our Annual Provincial Conference will be held at the Travelodge Hotel and Conference Centre Regina on October 29, 2016. This conference will only be the full day of Saturday, starting with registration at 8:00 am! Here you will find attached a the PDF of our brochure and extra registration pages.
For nearly a year, our members have had to deal with a great loss in support from the provincial government when we learned that we would no longer recieve a grant from the Ministry of Education. However, there are always additional issues that we need to rise above within our own organizations and communities. That is why "Keeping Languages Alive: Overcoming Adversity" was chosen to be this year's conference theme. SOHL would like to help prepare its members for whatever obstacles they may face within the coming years.
At the conference we will have two excellent presenters give us tips and information about some of the obstacles that our language schools face on occasion. In the morning we have Sharlene McGowan, a PhD candidate in Educational Psychology, she will be giving two mini-workshops on specific subjects that the language teachers will find very helpful. First will be learning the ways to manage a multi-level classroom, a most requested topic for some years! Secondly, she will share some fun and engaging classrooom activities that you can use to keep the students thoroughly engaged.
In the afternoon we will have Paul Gingras from SaskCulture give a presentation on the ins and outs of being a small non-profit. This presentation will be specifically tailored to the language schools and organizations, going over Board Governance, additional funding opportunities, fundraising, and budgeting! This presentation will have some great SOHL influence as the two organizations work together to bring clarity to these subjects.
Every participant of the conference is responsible for their own travel and hotel room booking. Please call the Travelodge at 306-586-3443 to book a room before OCTOBER 14, 2016; when you call inform them that you are part of the Saskatchewan Organization for Heritage Languages conference and you shall receive a room for $139.95 +fee/tax which will have two queen beds.
For any questions about the conference, please contact the SOHL office: email@example.com or 306-780-9275
Looking forward to seeing everyone there!