February 1, 2024
There were 16 educators from across Unama'ki who had the opportunity to participate in Social Stories training with co-facilitators Ambrah MacNeil, MK Autism Teacher Specialist and Consultant for Neurodiversity and Autism, Catherine Rahey at the MK Boardroom in Membertou on January 27. Social Stories is an evidence based tool developed by Carol Gray, to help support Neurodiverse learners, particularly those who experience Autism, to help better understand social situations, address thoughts and feelings of themselves and others.
Educators spent the day learning about the purpose of social stories as well as the formula and approach for writing successful social stories to support their students. They spent the afternoon collaborating and sharing their social stories. It was a great day of learning and sharing where educators received feedback and were looking forward to bringing these skills back to their schools.
They will be hosting another training session at Pictou Landing school on February 3 for any educators from the mainland who wish to attend.