Opportunity for Teachers of Grades 1 to 12 – ASSIST is recruiting 300 Canadian Teachers
Dr. Penny Corkum, a Professor at Dalhousie University and Child Clinical and School Psychologist, along with a research team of health and education specialists, is inviting teachers to register for the “ASSIST Sustainability and Implementation Study”
Canadian teachers in grades 1 to 12 can access this free online professional development. As part of the research study, access to the ASSIST program will be offered at no cost to teachers who register before March 31st, 2021.
To Register: https://assistforteachers.ca/research-study
What is the program?
- ASSIST is a self-paced, step-by-step, evidence-based eLearning program for grades 1 to 12 teachers teaching students with ADHD, ASD, and/or LD within inclusive classrooms
- The program can be accessed via any internet enabled device (e.g., computer, tablet, phone)
- Developed with Canadian teachers, for Canadian teachers
- Program content can be customized to individual students with the teacher’s classroom in mind
- Access to the virtual hub which includes additional resources, weekly webinars, and the “Ask a Teacher” and “Ask a Psychologist” discussion boards
- Learn more at www.assistforteachers.ca
What are teachers saying?
- 140 Canadian teachers have already participated and gave the program a 4.7 out of 5 satisfaction rating!
- Teachers reported reduced stress, increased knowledge of neurodevelopmental disorders (NDDs), and were more positive about their skills working with students with ADHD, ASD, and LD
- Students demonstrated an increased quality of life at school and reduced core symptoms of their NDD
A few things to consider:
- Teachers have to be willing to complete the online sessions in 6-8 weeks starting sometime in March
- Teachers are asked to complete pre and post online surveys (~20 minutes at each of the two time points)
- DEADLINE to apply: MARCH 31, 2021