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Orange and Coconut


Katy brings a wealth of experience as an adult educator working with post-secondary institutions, community organizations, and government to deliver dynamic learning sessions and user-friendly resources. 


Katy holds a master’s degree in educational leadership, specializing in adult education and community engagement. Katy offers engaging learning opportunities based on rapport, creative educational design, and dynamic facilitation.

Services Offered

Workshop, webinar, course, and program design

Katy designs workshops, webinars, courses, and programs that increase engagement and activate connection in the learning process for new and returning participants. 


Collaborative creation of relevant, engaging curriculum

Katy builds learning sessions in the K-12 education, health, recreation, and advanced education sectors which facilitate clear, accessible information in a fun, engaging way.

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Facilitation and training delivery of workshops, webinars, and courses

Katy creates engaging, dynamic sessions for community, corporate, and government organizations that deliver vibrant adult education learning opportunities to a broad spectrum of participants. 

Some of the sessions Katy leads are:

Creatively Engaging all Learners

In this session, we'll discuss:

  • The REiL model: A tool to guide & inspire practice

  • Integrating the REiL building blocks, namely Rapport, Engagement, imagination & creativity, and Learners

  • Engagement as a spectrum

  • Accessing imagination & creativity beyond the Arts

  • Case scenarios & Real-plays

Pro-Active Strategies to Minimize Challenging Behavior

In this session learn about:

  • What makes a behavior challenging?

  • Being aware of one’s own triggers

  • Integrating the three building blocks of rapport, boundaries & expectations, and flexibility into practice

  • How to acknowledge and talk about behaviors we find challenging

REiL Learning: Increasing Engagement & Meaningful Learning

In this session learn about:

  • Key takeaways from Katy’s master’s research

  • Benefits of incorporating the REiL model 

  • Integrating the REiL components – Rapport, Engagement, imagination & creativity, and Learners into practice

  • Case scenario discussion

Instructor Well-Being

In this session learn about:

  • How the instructor's well-being impacts their students' well-being 

  • How to integrate social-emotional learning models and frameworks to inspire and guide practice

  • The importance of talking about challenging situations we find unsettling

  • How to be less isolated and more connected in our practice

Setting up Impactful Learning Sessions

In this session learn about:

  • "Less is more" when it comes to content

  • Incorporating prior knowledge to heighten interest and curiosity

  • Creating clear, user-friendly, visually appealing slide decks

  • Crafting user-friendly content

  • Designing an engaging session structure

Incorporating Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) into Practice

In this session learn about:

  • Models and frameworks to support social-emotional learning 

  • How using social-emotional learning frameworks and models can support you in your practice

  • Activities to strengthen social-emotional learning

  • The importance of modelling

  • How to build and maintain rapport with learners with notable social, emotional, and behavioral needs  

  • The importance of self-compassion

Case Scenarios & Real-Plays

In this session learn about:

  • Discuss the specific scenarios your staff find challenging  

  • Together with Katy work through understanding and problem solving different issues

  • Real-play challenging scenarios

  • Learn new skills and ways to understand another's perspective and different tools to resolve situations



Looking for a tailored session that you don't see listed here? Be in touch with Katy to build something specific for you and your staff. 

Building user-friendly, relevant, and practical resources

Katy crafts user-friendly resources which ensure key information shines. She understands how to communicate ideas in a practical, easy to use way that inspires curiosity.

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