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Engaging learning opportunities based on rapport, creative educational design, and flexibility

Katy brings a wealth of experience as an educator, counsellor, and most recently as an educational consultant working with schools, recreation, and community organizations to build mental health, increase learner engagement, and integrate social-emotional learning into practice.  

Services Offered

Workshop, webinar, course, and program design

Katy designs programs and workshops that increase engagement and support the mental health of staff and all learners, particularly those with notable social, emotional, and behavioral needs.


Collaborative creation of relevant, engaging curriculum

Katy co-creates programs in community and school environments which support creative learner engagement.


Facilitation and training delivery of workshops, webinars, and courses

Katy creates engaging, dynamic sessions for school and community staff who want to support the Social Emotional Learning of children and youth they work with. 

Some of the available sessions include:

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

REiL Learning: Support for all Learners

In this session learn about:

  • What is REiL Learning?

  • How REiL Learning ties in with building mental health, integrating Social Emotional Learning, and increasing learner engagement

  • How to use the REiL model to support all learners, particularly learners with notable social, emotional, and behavioral needs

  • Case scenarios of how REiL Learning can be used in day-to-day practice

Quality Out of School Programs

In this session learn about:

  • Quality Out of School programs & the REiL model

  • Integrating the building blocks - Rapport, Engagement, Imagination & creativity, and Learners into practice

  • Benefits of non-formal learning approaches

  • Co-creating learning in challenging situations

  • Case scenarios & real plays 

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

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

The Big 3

In this session learn about:

  • How the everyday behaviors of not listening, not participating and rude behavior can be the most challenging

  • Strategies to support listening and participation through creative engagement

  • The importance of rapport and clear expectations

Teacher Well-Being

In this session learn about:

  • How the teacher'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

Supporting Kids Who Experience Anxiety 


In this session learn about:

  • How worry and anxiety are normal

  • How flexibility is key

  • What anxiety loves

  • How your role-modeling can positively impact a child’s well being

  • What exercises and activities can help manage anxiety

What's Up With Bullying

In this session learn about:

  • Bullying at a systemic level 

  • Pro-active strategies to reduce the incidents of bullying 

  • The importance of self-reflection

  • How to proactively build social cohesion

  • Being vulnerable is key

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

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


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. You can also find Katy's sessions on BC Recreation and Parks Association's site at 

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 way that resonates and inspires curiosity.

Examples include:

  1. Healthy Living Guide for Teens:

  2. School Connectedness Growth Tool - After-School Sport and Arts Initiative

  3. Community Engagement Guide – BC Ministry of Education

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