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Thursday, February 9
 

07:30

Déjeuner des champions de la santé

Une rencontre d’échange et de réseautage avec tous les champions de la santé des écoles francophones de la province. Nous présenterons des histoires de succès de santé et bienêtre pour chacun des conseils scolaires francophones.

Speakers
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Amber Arnold

Amber est coordonnatrice de la promotion de la santé d'Alberta Health Services à Okotoks, Alberta. Elle travaille avec les écoles et les conseils scolaires pour aider à promouvoir la saine alimentation, la vie active et le bienêtre positif. Elle donne de l’appui à des conseils scolaires dans la region d’Okotoks ainsi qu’au Conseil scolaire FrancoSud. Elle est aussi membre du Comité provincial des Écoles en santé avec la... Read More →
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Renée Levesque-Gauvreau

Agente de projet - promotion de la santé, FSFA
Renée occupe présentement le poste d’agente de projets en promotion de la santé à la FSFA pour l’avancement de l’initiative des communautés scolaires en santé, et ce, un dossier prioritaire pour l’organisme. Elle travaille de près avec les conseils scolaires francophones et les partenaires communautaires pour mettre la santé en avant-plan dans nos écoles francophones. Graduée du baccalauréat en récréologie de... Read More →


Thursday February 9, 2017 07:30 - 08:45
Shaw CC: Salon 10 9797 Jasper Ave
  • Room Details Classroom Max Capacity - 100
  • Grade Focus General
  • Tags French

08:30

Roll D6 For Initiative: Roleplaying Games as a Way to Understand and Generate Compelling Fiction
For many students a story is either “awesome” or “it sucked”. It’s a challenge to get them to understand the components of a story in such a way that they can describe what about it they did or didn’t like. It’s even more of a challenge to get them to reliably create a compelling piece of fiction of their own. In this session we will look at how roleplaying games can be ideal for teaching the structure of a well formed piece of fiction while at the same time emphasizing the importance of character interaction. It won’t be all talky-talk though. We’ll do it and it will be awesome!

Speakers
avatar for Daniel Hodges

Daniel Hodges

Hazard Gaming
Originally from England and then New Zealand, Daniel has been a a roleplaying game writer/publisher for ten years, a teacher for 20, and a roleplayer for 30. In this time he has tried, wherever possible, to foster roleplaying amongst students and adults alike.


Thursday February 9, 2017 08:30 - 10:30
Shaw CC: Salon 1 9797 Jasper Ave
  • Room Details Workshop Max Capacity - 40

08:30

Great Gazoo It's Guided Math
Are you frustrated with line-ups, marking and how to differentiate? At this session, you will learn a new approach to teaching math that is efficient and more importantly engaging for students. Guided math is a centered approach that can provide opportunities for all learning styles and needs. And yes, we assess! We will discuss options on how to set up your own math classroom using centers such as: Working with teacher, Technology/Technologie, and manipulatives. Bring excitement back into math and watch your students thrive!

Speakers
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Caelie Crowley

Caelie is currently teaching her third year of guided math in Sturgeon School Division and her first year in Grade 4. She is thrilled with the progress her students make on a daily basis and how a love of math is instilled in her students. She is dedicated to finding new and interesting activities to bring into the classroom. She also enjoys nights on the couch curled up eating popcorn while perusing new math activities on Pinterest.
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Lisa Parra

Lisa is currently a grade 2 teacher with Sturgeon School Division. This is her third year of using Guided Math in her classroom. With three kids of her own and a busy schedule, Guided Math has fit perfectly into her chaotic life. She loves watching her students thrive and can't imagine going back to a teacher directed classroom. Lisa's favorite past times include laminating new math games and googling subitizing strategies.
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Amy Smith

Amy has been teaching for 5 years. She started her teaching career in a resource role and currently teaches grade 3 in Sturgeon School Division. She is always looking for new and exciting teaching strategies. Once she discovered guided math and saw her students thrive in a new way, she knew life as a simple math teacher would never be the same. Besides being a new mom Amy has a passion for creating place value puzzles in her spare time.


Thursday February 9, 2017 08:30 - 10:30
Shaw CC: Salon 12 9797 Jasper Ave
  • Room Details Workshop Max Capacity - 160
  • Chairperson Darryl Propp - Sturgeon #27
  • Grade Focus K-6
  • Tags English

08:30

Learning with the Brain in Mind
Teachers must be’ experts on the organ they teach—the brain! The more we as educators understand the brain, the better able we are to design instruction to match how our students learn best. Knowledge about brain development and function allows teachers to make informed decisions about teaching practice related to learning—is testing good for the brain?; how should a lesson be structured in order to achieve maximum learning and recall?; what affect does physical activity have on learning?; and, how are diet, gender, music training, sleep and stress connected to learning? Participants will explore a range of topics related to the brain and learning, and discover how to develop teaching strategies that engage our students’ brains.

Speakers
avatar for Mary Frances Fitzgerald

Mary Frances Fitzgerald

Association Instructor, Alberta Teachers' Association
Mary Frances is an ATA Association Instructor with a long and distinguished teaching career with Edmonton Public. She has specialized in the areas of drama and school counselling. She also is the current Vice President of the ATA provincial specialist Council of School Counsellors.

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Thursday February 9, 2017 08:30 - 10:30
Shaw CC: Salon 3 9797 Jasper Ave
  • Room Details Classroom Max Capacity - 90
  • Grade Focus General
  • Tags English

08:30

A Holistic and Historical Approach to Teaching Trigonometry
This session will provide the history of how the ancient mathematicians developed the concept of trigonometry, and how to provide an extremely visual approach for understanding the Sine, Cosine and Tangent Functions as these were created. This approach provides the historical and visual understanding to make sense of what trigonometry really is describing, as well it makes all the calculations much easier for grade 10 students. So, if you are new to teaching trigonometry, come and learn! If you are experienced and want to learn some more history and a different visual approach...please join me for the math stories!

Speakers
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Rosalind Carson

Mathematics Education Consultant
Rosalind is a passionate mathematics educator and aspiring mathematician. She has been teaching students and teachers for 18 years. Rosalind continues to explore and share hands-on strategies for students to explore and develop their spatial sense of mathematical concepts. She loves the outdoors, mathematics, music and education. Education background BEd, BSc, MSc.



Thursday February 9, 2017 08:30 - 10:30
Shaw CC: Salon 19/20 9797 Jasper Ave
  • Room Details Workshop Max Capacity - 48
  • Chairperson Donna Chanasyk - St. Albert Public #73
  • Grade Focus 10-12
  • Tags English

08:30

Powering Primary Number Sense with the Counting Rope!
This math tool will change your primary classroom! Come and make this power tool and learn how to use it to develop strong number sense! All hands will be busy as Kim Sutton models addition, subtraction, equation building, skip counting by multiples and fractions! Sing, dance and keep the mathematics flowing!

Speakers
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Kim Sutton

Educational Consultant, Creative Mathematics
Kim Sutton has been an elementary school teacher for more than 30 years, having taught primary, intermediate, and upper grades. Kim has won many honors and had many exciting experiences: • Mentor Teacher in Mathematics and Science. • Finalist for the Presidential Award as “Math Teacher of the Year”. • Selected for Curriculum Implementation Center for Mathematics and the California Mathematics Initiative. • Math Consultant for Humboldt... Read More →


Thursday February 9, 2017 08:30 - 10:30
Shaw CC: Salon 11 9797 Jasper Ave
  • Room Details Workshop Max Capacity - 128
  • Grade Focus K-3
  • Tags English

08:30

Fashion Illustration Drawing For Everyone!
Limited Capacity seats available

For those who teach fashion, art or simply love fashion: you will learn how to create incredible looking fashion illustrations step by step by using easily available art materials. You will draw in black & white and in colour. You do not need any drawing experience, just join and have lots of fun! Participants will be provided with a set of handouts and a PowerPoint presentation that can be used directly in their art classrooms. All supplies provided by instructor. $10 registration fee.

Speakers
avatar for Izabella Orzelski

Izabella Orzelski

Artistic Director, ARTIZA LTD.
Izabella holds an MFA from the New York Academy of Art and a Ph.D. in education from the University of Alberta. Her awards and grants include Winspear Fund Grant and Dahesh Museum Award in New York. Among her commissions are portraits of Lois Hole, former Lieutenant Governor of Alberta, and Dr. Grant MacEwan. She exhibits across Canada and presents at national and international art education related conferences. Izabella has been an art... Read More →


  • Room Details Workshop Max Capacity - 50
  • Grade Focus 7-12
  • Tags English

08:30

Elder in the Making - An award winning and accessible FNMI documentary for educators
Join Director Chris Hsiung for a viewing of his award winning documentary Elder in the Making (elderinthemaking.com). This film follows the Chris, a Chinese-Canadian, on a journey across traditional Blackfoot territory with his unlikely travel companion, Cowboy Smithx, as they explore the tragic and hopeful history of their shared home. Through breathtaking cinematography and archival storytelling told with laughter, sadness and inspiration, Elder in the Making finds the beginnings of reconciliation between indigenous and non-indigenous people. This film is regularly cited as required viewing for all Albertans and comes with lessons plans and support material for educators. Participants will be treated to a full screening of the film followed by an opportunity to have a conversation with Chris Hsiung about cultural identity, interdisciplinary education, and indigenous relationship. Those who have already seen the film are welcome to watch the film again or drop by for the last half of the session.

Speakers
avatar for Chris Hsiung

Chris Hsiung

President, Hidden Story Productions
Chris Hsiung is an engineer turned documentary filmmaker. He founded Hidden Story Productions with a mission is to use documentary storytelling to nurture a more compassionate, intelligent and just society. Chris was selected to be an Artist-in-Residence in Calgary 2012 where he produced “The Spirit of Sport”. His first international short doc “Flood of Change” was selected for the Global Justice Film Festival 2013. After two years of... Read More →
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Cowboy Smithx

Cowboy Smithx is an Award Winning filmmaker of Blackfoot Ancestry from the Piikani and Kainai tribes of Southern Alberta, Canada. Cowboy is the founder and curator of the highly acclaimed International Indigenous speaker series “REDx Talks”, and creative director for the Iiniistsi Treaty Arts Society. He writes, directs and produces film works in documentary, narrative, music video and experimental. He was the youngest person to ever... Read More →



Thursday February 9, 2017 08:30 - 11:30
Westin: Manitoba Rm 10135 100 St NW
  • Room Details Lecture Max Capacity - 294
  • Grade Focus General
  • Tags English

08:30

Premiers soins d'urgence (Ambulance St-Jean)
Limited Capacity seats available

Une certification du cours de secourisme d'urgence par le bias de Ambulance St-Jean (cour d'un jour). Ce cours n'est pas une recertification du cours de 2 jours (secourisme général). La session sera de 9h à 16h avec une pause pour le dîner. **Le coût de la session est de 100$/participant. **Une pré-inscription est nécessaire. **Un maximum de 18 participants doit-être respecté.

Speakers
avatar for Philip Gaudet

Philip Gaudet

Directeur adjoint, École Les Cyprès
Enseignant des math et sciences de 7e à 12e et directeur adjoint à l'école Les Cyprès de Medicine Hat. | Instructeur de secourisme depuis 2008.


Thursday February 9, 2017 08:30 - 14:30
MacEwan - Alberta College: Rm 201 10050 MacDonald Drive
  • Room Details Classroom Max Capacity - 18
  • Grade Focus General
  • Tags French

08:30

Whimsical Sharpie Lettering
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Discover, play, create and unleash your inner artist. Join published artist and calligrapher Sally Towers-Sybblis for a fun-filled day of lettering art with the Sharpie marker. Learn how to develop your own funky calligraphic hand to create a unique style of whimsical lettering. Use your newly acquired lettering skills in combination with watercolours to create a series of charming art cards or one of a kind pieces of art.The medium of watercolour is not as intimidating as some might think. You will learn to use it in a very simple format. The use of different types of watercolour paints and styles of brushes will also be discussed.No experience is required. Come to play…leave inspired! View photos of this project on my website under the heading; Art Classes at www.sallytowerssybblis.com

Speakers
avatar for Sally Towers -Sybblis

Sally Towers -Sybblis

Artist
Sally Towers-Sybblis is a full time artist and calligrapher from Red Deer, Alberta. In her classes students are challenged to find their own inner artist by unleashing their innate capacity to create. Her teaching style is one that inspires and evokes joy through the process of creating. Her journey to become an artist began at Grant MacEwan University where she studied Fibre Arts and Visual Communications. Sally's desire to become an artist... Read More →


Thursday February 9, 2017 08:30 - 15:00
MacEwan - Alberta College: Rm 208 10050 MacDonald Drive
  • Room Details Classroom Max Capacity - 20
  • Chairperson Tia Martini - Greater Black Gold #8
  • Grade Focus 7-12
  • Tags English

09:00

Leading Innovative Teaching and Learning
Although schools are moving forward, change is always something that many struggle with. Focusing on an innovator’s mindset and our “why”, this workshop is meant for leaders to help others within their organization not only accept change, but embrace it, to create better powerful learning opportunities for our learners. It is not focused on the “how to” of technology, but is more focused on the conversations that will help staff move forward in a way that they will be excited yet feel supported in their journey.

Speakers
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George Couros

Innovative Teaching, Learning, and Leadership Consultant
George Couros is a leading educator in the area of innovative leadership, teaching, and learning. He has worked with all levels of school--from K-12 as a teacher and technology facilitator, school and district administrator, and is the author of the book “The Innovator’s Mindset; Empower Learning, Unleash Talent, and Lead a Culture of Creativity”. He is a sought after speaker on the topic of innovative student learning and engagement and... Read More →


Thursday February 9, 2017 09:00 - 10:00
Shaw CC: Salon 5/6 9797 Jasper Ave
  • Room Details Classroom Max Capacity - 72
  • Chairperson Melissa Dalinger - Parkland #10
  • Grade Focus General
  • Tags English

09:00

Media in the Age of Terror: How the War on Terror Became a War on Journalism
After a successful career as a journalist, and after accepting the post of Al Jazeera English Bureau Chief in Cairo, Mohamed Fahmy was falsely accused of being a member of the Muslim Brotherhood—a group designated as a terrorist organization by the Egyptian government. He and his colleagues were imprisoned in the Scorpion maximum security prison in Egypt for over 400 days, living with members of the Muslim Brotherhood, al-Qaeda, and ISIS. After massive international outcry against his sentence, Fahmy was finally pardoned of all charges in Sept. 2015. Now, in his riveting keynotes, Fahmy discusses the media trial of the century and his incredible ordeal. He talks about what it takes to survive solitary confinement and imprisonment with hardened extremists, far from home and family—offering unparalleled insights into the motivations of insurgents. He explains how press freedoms and ethics are threatened by states and endangered by media organizations. And he speaks of the role NGOs and human rights advocates play for journalists and prisoners of conscience. Today we are witness to an unprecedented era of attacks on journalists, freedom of the press, and human rights. Reporters are now targets of governments and extremists alike, with little neutral ground to operate freely. Fahmy’s reflections on free speech, the war on terror, and the role of objective reporting are thus invaluable as we work to uphold integrity and protect civil liberties for all.

Speakers
avatar for Mohamed Fahmy

Mohamed Fahmy

After a successful career as a journalist, and after accepting the post of Al Jazeera English Bureau Chief in Cairo, Mohamed Fahmy was falsely accused of being a member of the Muslim Brotherhood—a group designated as a terrorist organization by the Egyptian government. He and his colleagues were imprisoned in the Scorpion maximum security prison in Egypt for over 400 days, living with members of the Muslim Brotherhood, al-Qaeda, and ISIS... Read More →


Thursday February 9, 2017 09:00 - 10:00
Shaw CC: Hall C 9797 Jasper Ave
  • Room Details Lecture Max Capacity - 2100
  • Chairperson Pam Arnason - Parkland #10
  • Grade Focus General
  • Tags English

09:00

Passionate Learners
Would you want to be a student in your own classroom? In this keynote, based on the book Passionate Learners: How to Engage and Empower Your Students, 7th grade teacher Pernille Ripp will help both novice and seasoned teachers create a positive, interactive learning environment where students drive their own academic achievement. You’ll discover how to make fundamental changes to your classroom so learning becomes an exciting challenge rather than a frustrating ordeal. Attendees will discover practical strategies for how to build a working relationship with your students based on mutual trust, respect, and appreciation, be attentive to your students’ needs and share ownership of the classroom with them, and break out of the vicious cycle of punishment and reward to control student behavior. Whether you are just beginning or well on your way in your teaching career, this session is meant to inspire you, help you take some risks, and eagerly pursue your journey toward a classroom filled with passionate learners.

Speakers
avatar for Pernille Ripp

Pernille Ripp

In 2010, Pernille founded The Global Read Aloud, a global literacy initiative that began with a simple goal in mind: one book to connect the world. From its humble beginnings, the GRA has grown to connect more than 1,000,000 students in 60 different countries. She is the author of Passionate Learners – How to Engage and Empower Your Students, now in its second edition, and Empowered Schools, Empowered Students, both focusing on creating... Read More →


Thursday February 9, 2017 09:00 - 10:00
Shaw CC: Hall D 9797 Jasper Ave
  • Room Details Lecture Max Capacity - 2000
  • Chairperson Melanie Golding - Evergreen #11

09:00

Animer vos leçons
Comment motiver les adolescents, approfondir leurs compétences langagières, rencontrer des besoins divers ET atteindre les résultats d’apprentissage dans nos programmes d’études? Ouf, c’est un grand défi! Voir comment utiliser la technologie davantage pour différencier l’apprentissage des élèves, les mieux engager, faire plus d’évaluation formative et améliorer la communication entre prof et élève. Quelques exemples des projets de 7e et 8e années FLA, ÉS et SC seraient partagés qui utilisaient Edmodo, Google Docs et Storybird parmi d’autres. Toutes les idées pourraient être facilement adaptées aux autres niveaux ou matières.

Speakers
avatar for Sherri Johnston

Sherri Johnston

Educational Consultant, Edmonton Regional Learning Consortium
Sherri Johnston has been a teacher for 25 years. She has her M.Ed. in Elementary Literacy and is passionate about reading. She served as a district literacy consultant in Elk Island Public Schools for ten years where she supported both English and French Language Arts teachers. Sherri has taught all subjects, Grades 4 – 9, including three years as a teacher-librarian. She is currently on secondment with the Edmonton Regional Learning Consortium... Read More →


Thursday February 9, 2017 09:00 - 10:00
Shaw CC: Salon 17/18 9797 Jasper Ave
  • Room Details Workshop Max Capacity - 48

09:00

'Honorer la vérité, réconcilier pour l'avenir': comment parler de réconciliation en salle de classe
Suite à la publication du rapport de la Commission de vérité et de réconciliation en 2015, le mot "réconciliation" avec les peuples autochtones est sur toutes les lèvres, mais comment parler de réconciliation dans la salle de classe, quels exemples utilisés, comment s'engager vers un ré-apprentissage de l'histoire nationale . Dans cet atelier, nous aimerions pouvoir avant tout répondre aux questions des enseignants sur l'enseignement du concept de vérité et de réconciliation mais également offrir quelques pistes pour développer du matériel pédagogique.

Speakers
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Nathalie Kermoal

Dr. Nathalie Kermoal est professeure titulaire et directrice du Centre de recherche Rupertsland spécialisé dans les études métisses à la Faculté des études autochtones de l’Université de l’Alberta. Elle détient  un doctorat en histoire de l’Université d’Ottawa. Elle est l’auteure de plusieurs livres et de nombreux articles sur les questions métisses en particulier et autochtones en général. Ses recherches portent... Read More →


Thursday February 9, 2017 09:00 - 10:00
Westin: Saskatchewan Rm 10135 100 St NW
  • Room Details Lecture Max Capacity - 264
  • Chairperson Carryl Bennett-Brown - Greater St. Albert Catholic #23
  • Grade Focus 7-12
  • Tags French

09:00

A sneak peak into my counselling tool box-Shhh it's confidential (Grades 4-6)
In this session I will share some of the different strategies I used as a school counsellor in individual, small group and large group settings with a focus on grades 4-6. You will have a chance to experience some of the activities first hand and hopefully leave with an idea to try for your next counselling session. Some of the topics covered will address how our actions make others feel, the importance of having a network of support, and other common counselling topics. I will also share with you my tracking and documentation practices and how to build small group support groups.

Speakers
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Shannon Chabot

Vice Principal, Namao School-Sturgeon School Division
My love for teaching started at an early age. I had an interest in working with others and that grew into a passion when I began volunteering in a GOALS (Gaining Occupational and Life Skills) classroom at the age of 15. After high school, I gained more experience in the field prior to attaining my Bachelor of Education degree with a minor in Special Education. Upon graduation, I moved to Fort McMurray where I began my teaching career, with the... Read More →


Thursday February 9, 2017 09:00 - 10:00
Shaw CC: Salon 15/16 9797 Jasper Ave
  • Room Details Workshop Max Capacity - 48
  • Grade Focus 4-6
  • Tags English

09:00

Moving Out: My First Power Bill
The Utilities Consumer Advocate (UCA), a branch of Service Alberta, has a mandate to educate, advocate, and mediate for Alberta’s residential, farm, and small business electricity and natural gas consumers. A key goal of the UCA is to inform and educate Alberta energy consumers about choice of energy retailers, product options and the tools available to help make informed choices This session provides information and advice of particular interest to those working with young adults and others moving out on their own and making utility-related decisions for the first time. The session explores utility consumer rights and responsibilities, choices, and advantages and disadvantages of competitive and regulated rate electricity and natural gas services. There will also be discussion of the UCA's role in empowering consumers and where to get help if things go wrong.

Speakers
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Irena Struk

Senior Consumer Education and Engagement Specialist, Utilities Consumer Advocate
Irena Struk is a Senior Consumer Education and Engagement Specialist for the Office of the Utilities Consumer Advocate with the Government of Alberta.   Her passion for helping newcomers, students, seniors and Alberta's vulnerable, stems from her own experiences immigrating to Canada from the former Yugoslavia more than two decades ago. After graduating from the University of Alberta with a bachelor’s degree in Education, Irena... Read More →


Thursday February 9, 2017 09:00 - 10:00
Westin: Alberta Rm 10135 100 St NW, Edmonton
  • Room Details Lecture Max Capacity - 110
  • Grade Focus 10-12
  • Tags English

09:00

Now It’s Our Turn: Educating for Environmental Social Justice
In this interactive workshop, participants will learn the role that schools can play in preparing students for active global citizenship through the exploration of environmental social justice. Participants will learn that through both local and global communities we can create just and democratic societies that understand the connections between citizenship, sustainability, shared interests and activities. The workshop will identify and define social justice and its connection to environmental action. Questions such as: how is what we do as a school a school community inextricably linked to the global core? Why is understanding social justice a key to understanding the relationship we have the environment? And how are notions of diversity and inclusion connected to sustainability? will be explored throughout the presentation.

Speakers
avatar for Michelle Hawks

Michelle Hawks

Global Education Team Coordinator, Centre for Global Citizenship Education & Research
Michelle Hawks is a doctoral student in Educational Policy Studies at the University of Alberta, and the Global Education Team (GET) Coordinator for the Centre for Global Citizenship Education and Research (CGCER). She trained as a math teacher in the US, has experience working with K-12 students in both the US and Canada, and has taught Ethics and Law for Teachers for the past three years. Her research interests include ethics and equity in... Read More →


Thursday February 9, 2017 09:00 - 10:00
MacEwan - Alberta College: Rm 211 10050 MacDonald Drive
  • Room Details Classroom Max Capacity - 20
  • Chairperson Michelle Savoie - Pembina Hills #22

09:00

10 Outstanding Ways to Involve your Students in Assessment
Do your students believe assessment is something that is “done to them” or do they see themselves as active partners in the process? In this hands-on workshop, experience 10 great techniques for developing an Assessment for Learning partnership with your students.

Speakers
avatar for Gerald Knox

Gerald Knox

Field Service Facilitator, Alberta Assessment Consortium
The Alberta Assessment Consortium is a not-for-profit education partner in the province, focused on everyday assessment to support student learning. Our facilitators combine their experience as Alberta teachers and teacher leaders with the expertise of the organization.


Thursday February 9, 2017 09:00 - 10:00
Shaw CC: Salon 4 9797 Jasper Ave
  • Room Details Workshop Max Capacity - 160

09:00

Enhancing Digital Literacy in Students
Even though many students are using technology in the classroom, many seem to still be "digitally illiterate". Come and see how to engage with your students and enhance their understanding of how technology and digital tools can enhance their learning and knowledge.

Speakers
avatar for Aaron Chute

Aaron Chute

Vice Principal, Camilla School
Aaron is a public speaker and educator. He has his Bachelor of Education and Bachelor of Physical Education from the University of Alberta and his Masters in Educational Leadership from Arizona State University. He has given presentations on digital literacy, BYOD implementation, and technology integration, and leadership at various Educational Technology Summits, the NCTCA Teacher's Convention, as well as delivered multiple professional... Read More →


Thursday February 9, 2017 09:00 - 10:00
Westin: Centennial Rm 10135 100 St NW
  • Room Details Classroom Max Capacity - 112

09:00

Unsocial Media; Virtual World Causing Real World Anxiety
Unsocial Media; Virtual World Causing Real World Anxiety An informative and humorous presentation on the rise of Social Media Addiction causing an anxiety induced fixation for "LIKES" and "COMMENTS." Learn how social media can cause feelings of sadness, loneliness, envy, resentment, low self-esteem, anxiety and depression. Wade Sorochan shares the latest information on the effects of social media on mental health.

Speakers
avatar for Wade Sorochan

Wade Sorochan

Owner, Wade Sorochan Communications
Wade Sorochan is a well-known radio personality in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Wade first gained recognition for his pioneering impact on the number one rated and "Canada's most unique" radio talk show The Bill & Bill Show. Nicknamed The Tone Arm, Wade became the first broadcaster in history to use music to enhance a radio talk show.  As a mental illness survivor, Wade is a sought after motivational speaker sharing his inspiring personal story of... Read More →


Thursday February 9, 2017 09:00 - 10:00
Citadel Theatre: Zeidler Hall 9828 101A Avenue Northwest Edmonton
  • Room Details Lecture Max Capacity - 215
  • Chairperson Jeanette Simpson - Wetaskiwin #18
  • Grade Focus 7-12
  • Tags English

09:00

Let's Play! Engaging ALL Students in Physical Activity
Within one class, students will differ in many ways. They will have different hair colors, heights, reading abilities, musical tastes, physical activity interests and more. In fact, children will differ in their ability to move, in how well they can see or hear and in how they take in and process information about the world around them. This range of abilities and challenges exist with or without official disability diagnosis. When planning physical education activities, whether running 50m, dancing, rolling across a mat, or throwing & catching an object, we need to consider that there will be big differences in how each of our student’s perform. In this session, we will explore ways to adapt and modify movement activities to suit the abilities of the students in your classes, and thereby creating an inclusive environment where everyone is engaged and can participate fully. Discover simple adaptations for equipment, tasks and physical activity environments that will increase the inclusive nature of your physical activity space. Come prepared to be active & leave with practical ideas and resources to implement right away!

Speakers
avatar for Tracy Lockwood

Tracy Lockwood

Owner, PLAY Education Consulting
Tracy Lockwood is a wife, mother of two boys and the Founder of PLAY Education Consulting. She is a certified K-12 Physical Education Teacher and has over 20 years of experience. Her teaching experience includes working with K-12 students in Alberta, Canada and in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. She was employed as a provincial education coordinator for nearly 10 years where she facilitated hundreds of workshops for thousands of professionals at... Read More →


Thursday February 9, 2017 09:00 - 10:00
Westin: Strathcona Rm 10135 100 St NW
  • Room Details Open Max Capacity - 100
  • Chairperson Ashley Pinksen - Northern Gateway #43
  • Grade Focus General
  • Tags English

09:00

Collaborative Teaching Through the Grades
Teaching is hard work! Meeting the needs of ALL students at their developmental level, not letting any students fall through the cracks, and providing the most valuable literacy program for each child on your own is hard to do, if not impossible! We have found a way to help, and no it is not going to add anything to your plate, it will actually do the exact opposite. Two years ago we were asked to work together and find a way to enhance our literacy program that is student driven and meets students’ literacy needs. We would like to share what we have learned with you, how working as a K-3 collaborative group works for us, and the benefits we have seen with not only our students, but for ourselves professionally.

Speakers
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Suzanne Aucoin

My name is Suzanne Aucoin and I teach Grade 3 at École St. Mary School. This is my third year at St. Mary’s. My past teaching experience has been in a Grade 3 French Immersion classroom, a term in a Grade 3/4 French split classroom and substituting at all grade levels. In August 2014, I moved to Whitecourt from Nova Scotia to be with my fiancé which I am very happy to now call my husband.
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Kimberly Seed

Teacher, Ecole St. Mary School
I am Kimberly Seed and teach Grade One at École St. Mary School. This is my third year teaching grade one at St. Mary School. After graduating from the University of Alberta in 2013, I was a teacher at a non profit organization, working with preschool and kindergarten aged students who required additional supports. I then moved to Whitecourt to be with my boyfriend in the summer of 2014.
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Lisa Turcotte

Grade 2 Teacher, Ecole St. Mary School
My name is Lisa Turcotte and I teach grade two at École St. Mary's School. I began teaching Kindergarten in Grande Prairie in 2005. In 2013 my family moved to Whitecourt and this is now my third year at St. Mary's. I have two very busy little boys! My oldest son is named Jerren and he is 6 years old and currently goes to grade one at St. Mary's. My youngest is named Jace and he is 3 years old. Both my boys are fun-loving and full of energy!


Thursday February 9, 2017 09:00 - 10:00
Westin: Yukon Rm 10135 100 St NW
  • Room Details Classroom Max Capacity - 80
  • Grade Focus K-3
  • Tags English

09:00

Literary Salon: The Art of Intentional Conversation
In this session, I will demonstrate the model I use for a literary salon. I begin by reading a short selection from one of my essays to set a warm tone of invitation and exploration. Then we break into small groups and pass bags around of open-ended discussion questions designed for authentic connection. At the heart of the salon is a search for meaning and drawing out broad themes in literature and life. It’s about creating a safe space for vulnerable sharing. No one will be pressured to participate. I look forward to sharing the literary salon experience with you!

Speakers
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Julianne Harvey

Author and Speaker
Julianne Harvey is an author, speaker and movie critic. She has a passion for growth, encouragement and transformation, following her curiosity to the intersection of resilience, minimalism and nurture. Julianne loves to innovate new forms of connection like the Literary Salon. She believes that turning off her phone to engage with real life is a cultural revolution worth participating in.



Thursday February 9, 2017 09:00 - 10:00
Shaw CC: Salon 8 9797 Jasper Ave
  • Room Details Lecture Max Capacity - 320
  • Grade Focus General
  • Tags English

09:00

Integrating Technology Into Everyday Teaching Practices for Secondary Math
Graphing technology can be more than just a calculator in your math classroom. Come and see some tips and tricks on the 84+CE and the TI-Nspire. With free resources available and the ability to get the teacher software for both platforms you can incorporate both versions of the technology to enable the TI technology as learning tools.

Speakers
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Darryl Marchand

Onsite contact: Darryl Marchand, Texas Instruments
Display Educational Technology Products and Services for Math and Science Teachers


Thursday February 9, 2017 09:00 - 10:00
Shaw CC: Salon 13/14 9797 Jasper Ave
  • Room Details Workshop Max Capacity - 48

09:00

Rugby in an hour
The session will focus on learning Rugby in a short amount of time through TGFU principles and game progressions. It focuses on fun game ideas that can be used in other units as well. Through game progression, a game that is growing in popularity everyday in Canada, and internationally, can be understood by students in a fun and inclusive way.

Speakers
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Michael Hargas

I've been a Teacher for over 4 years. This is my second year as the Central West Regional Representative for the Health and Physical Education Council.


Thursday February 9, 2017 09:00 - 10:00
Saville Sports Ctr: Location C 11610 65 Ave NW
  • Room Details None
  • Grade Focus General
  • Tags English

09:00

Competencies for stewardship and citizenship
Dr. David Orr states, “Given the vulnerable state of our natural world, we need a different approach to education” - one that not only develops knowledgeable students, but also, environmentally and socially conscious citizens. What knowledge and competencies do Alberta students need to create a sustainable future?  How do we increase literacy about the environment, energy and climate change? We’ll share the Curriculum for a Sustainable Future that you can use to enhance your own teaching and link you to many environmental education resources and grants. We’ll also explore how you can use this to engage in new curriculum development. We’ll share classroom inquiry or project-based learning examples from Grade 1 to 9 and a Biology 20 unit to help you develop your own project or inquiry to deepen student learning that helps them develop competencies to be environmentally and socially conscious citizens.

Speakers
avatar for Kathy Worobec

Kathy Worobec

Education Director, Alberta Council for Environmental Education
Kathy Worobec is ACEE’s Education Director and has worked with ACEE since 2012. She leads ACEE's work on K-12 curriculum redesign, education stakeholder engagement, supports the Edmonton region Community of Practice, coordinates ACEE's Alberta Green Schools and supports with fund development. She has more than 25 years of experience in developing, implementing, delivering and managing environmental education programs for youth and... Read More →


Thursday February 9, 2017 09:00 - 10:00
Westin: Turner Valley Rm 10135 100 St NW
  • Room Details Workshop Max Capacity - 80

09:00

Innovative Chemistry Demos Lecture Series VI – Maki(Ng) Science Spooktacularly Awesome!
The Halloween Show workshop of unforgettable learning experiences that will glow and spook your class forever – inspiring the imagination and making science fun. Join Michael and his staff as he brings you the sixth of his ten part Classic Demo Lecture Series - showing the Top 10 Halloween demos.

Speakers
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Michael Ng

Paul Kane High School
Michael Ng Chemistry 20/30 | Accomplished concert pianist and artist since age 5. The world of science can be an enjoyable part of daily life. Dedicated and innovative in making "Science fun". Michael now appears monthly on Morning Global News TV Edmonton demonstrating his true passion for making science learning fun.


Thursday February 9, 2017 09:00 - 10:00
Shaw CC: Salon 2 9797 Jasper Ave
  • Room Details Workshop Max Capacity - 120
  • Chairperson Charlene Purcha - St. Thomas Aquinas #45
  • Grade Focus 7-12
  • Tags English

09:00

Comics in the Second Language Classroom
What are the research-based reasons for using comics to teach reading, writing and speaking in the second language classroom? This session will provide the reasoning behind using comics, examples of how to integrate comics into the L2 classroom and resources for finding L2 comics.

Speakers
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Laina Kelly

Laina Kelly is a former secondary English teacher and current student completing a Masters of Library and Information Science at the University of Alberta. She runs a blog and twitter feed dedicated to spreading the word about great titles to use in junior high and high school classrooms written by Canadian authors.


Thursday February 9, 2017 09:00 - 10:00
Shaw CC: Salon 9 9797 Jasper Ave
  • Room Details Lecture Max Capacity - 250
  • Chairperson Renee Helfrich - Evergreen Catholic #44

09:00

Alternative Assessment in FSL
Teachers will have the opportunity to explore the use of alternative assessment methods such as Kahoot!, Socrative, Quizlet, Class Dojo and Google Forms in French as a Second Language. The presenter will share with the teachers how she has used these alternative assessment tools in her French as a Second Language classes specifically and help the participants to create their own alternative assessments for Monday morning.

Speakers
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Jessie Krefting

Teacher, Grades 5 & 6 FSL, Greystone Centennial Middle School
I am a middle school teacher with a specialty in French. I teach French to grades 5 & 6 as well as other subjects at the grades 5 & 6 level. I am a believer in incorporating technology and the inquiry approach into my teaching.


Thursday February 9, 2017 09:00 - 10:00
Westin: Leduc Rm 10135 100 St NW
  • Room Details Workshop Max Capacity - 60

09:00

Pros, cons, and how to record lessons to YouTube
Discover how wildly advantageous recording your lessons to YouTube can be for students, parents, and personal life. Find out what strategies to employ for recording lessons and the tools you need to start creating YouTube playlists. Improve your teaching year-by-year by refining your resources in a medium that is familiar to your students.

Speakers
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Michael Zhang

Michael Zhang is a technology consultant and instructor at Tech Nerd Services. He has designed workshops for Google Web Apps, SMART Notebook, and Microsoft Products. Michael also creates video and written tutorials for the Tech Nerd Services Blog: (blog.technerdservices.com). Furthermore, he has traveled throughout Alberta and the Northwest Territories to provide training. As a Certified Google Trainer, Michael has facilitated Google Workshops... Read More →


Thursday February 9, 2017 09:00 - 10:00
MacEwan - Alberta College: Muttart Hall
  • Room Details Lecture Max Capacity - 250
  • Grade Focus General
  • Tags English

09:00

Circuit d’apprentissage de la nutrition
Cette session comprend des activités visant à améliorer les connaissances en nutrition pour les jeunes. Vous vous déplacerez dans la salle à un certain nombre de stations - chacune conçue pour une activité spécifique de nutrition. Ces activités engageront vos élèves à augmenter la connaissance de la taille des portions saines, de la consommation de sucre et de graisse et de nombreux autres sujets. Discutez des moyens pour mettre en pratique chaque activité en classe afin de répondre à divers résultats du programme d'enseignement. Renseignez-vous sur les ressources scolaires de nutrition gratuites sur le Web qui peuvent être utilisées pour soutenir ces activités et améliorer votre connaissance de l'information de nutrition fondée sur des preuves.

Speakers
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Amber Arnold

Amber est coordonnatrice de la promotion de la santé d'Alberta Health Services à Okotoks, Alberta. Elle travaille avec les écoles et les conseils scolaires pour aider à promouvoir la saine alimentation, la vie active et le bienêtre positif. Elle donne de l’appui à des conseils scolaires dans la region d’Okotoks ainsi qu’au Conseil scolaire FrancoSud. Elle est aussi membre du Comité provincial des Écoles en santé avec la... Read More →
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Renée Levesque-Gauvreau

Agente de projet - promotion de la santé, FSFA
Renée occupe présentement le poste d’agente de projets en promotion de la santé à la FSFA pour l’avancement de l’initiative des communautés scolaires en santé, et ce, un dossier prioritaire pour l’organisme. Elle travaille de près avec les conseils scolaires francophones et les partenaires communautaires pour mettre la santé en avant-plan dans nos écoles francophones. Graduée du baccalauréat en récréologie de... Read More →


Thursday February 9, 2017 09:00 - 10:45
Shaw CC: Salon 10 9797 Jasper Ave
  • Room Details Classroom Max Capacity - 100
  • Grade Focus General
  • Tags French

09:00

PRISM: Professionals Respecting Individual Sexual (and Gender) Minorities
The Alberta School Act was amended in 2015 to ensure that schools will be welcoming, caring, respectful and safe learning environments that respect diversity and nurture a sense of belonging and a positive sense of self. These amendments also provided students the opportunity to establish a gay-straight alliance, diversity club or antibullying club to promote equality and nondiscrimination. This presentation supports school leaders and teachers to understand the issues of gender and sexual minority individuals, develop strategies to build an inclusive school community (elementary and secondary) and establish and support the operation of a gay-straight alliance upon student request.

Speakers
Sponsors

Thursday February 9, 2017 09:00 - 11:00
Citadel Theatre: The club 9828 101A Avenue Northwest Edmonton
  • Room Details Lecture Max Capacity - 160
  • Grade Focus General
  • Tags English

09:00

KAIROS' Blanket Exercise
The blanket exercise is an interactive ceremony developed by KAIROS following the landmark report on the Royal Commission of Aboriginal Peoples. The exercise explores the relationship between the Crown and Indigenous peoples in Canada. This exercise engages the hearts and minds in understanding the current relationship between indigenous and non-indigenous peoples and how we can take action to work together today, all in the spirit of reconciliation.

Speakers
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Natalie Bear

Natalie Bear is of Cree ancestry and a proud member of Bigstone Cree Nation, located in Treaty 8 territory. She currently teaches in Wetaskiwin and over the span of her career she has spent time teaching both Elementary and Junior high students. She holds a Bachelor of Education degree from the University of Alberta and has always had a personal and vested interest in First Nation's, Metis and Inuit (FNMI) education. Natalie also works to... Read More →
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Michael Benoit

Michael is married and has two adult children; currently attending the University of Alberta and NAIT.  He completed his Bachelor of Education Degree in Elementary Education at the University of Manitoba and his Masters in Education in Educational Studies in Leadership at the University of Alberta.  He recently completed his Masters in Religious Education at Newman Theological College.  Currently in his 29th year in teaching, Michael has... Read More →


Thursday February 9, 2017 09:00 - 11:00
Westin: BC Rm 10135 100 St NW
  • Room Details Open Max Capacity - 40
  • Grade Focus General
  • Tags English

09:00

My Name is Trauma: Creating Resilience Through Play
My Name is Trauma creates an opportunity to learn about Trauma in a way that is educational and practical, and also playful and imaginative. Creative interventions, such as music, dance, movement, martial arts, yoga and art, are used to help children and adolescents create resilience through play; creating a shift from victim to survivor. This intro seminar is based on the international selling children's illustrated book My Name Is Trauma, which has been shared all over the world to help children and their caregivers understand trauma and focus on resilience.

Speakers
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jonjon

Motivational Speaker, OT, Certified Trauma Specialist, Qi Creative
2016 TED Summit Talent Showcase Winner, Spoken Word Artist, Children's Author, Beatboxer Philanthropist and Martial Arts Master that changes the world one audience at a time. Jon Jon Rivero is a member of the Canadian Association of Professional Speakers, the Global Speakers Federation, and has served and connected with thousands of people all over the world. In 2006, he was the recipient of the Alberta Rehabilitation Coordinating Council Sunrise... Read More →
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paulaaudrey

COO, RSW, Certified Trauma Specialist, Qi Creative
Paula is a fun, courageous, energetic, feisty person who loves life. She brings her zest for life to the Qi Creative team and to her collaborations with children, families, and schools by sharing her awesome. The driving force behind her practice is the belief that everyone has talents and strengths that make them awesome and that everyone's awesome is worth celebrating.


  • Room Details Workshop Max Capacity - 70
  • Grade Focus General
  • Tags English

09:00

Brains Before Brawn - An Introduction to Indoor Rock Climbing
Limited Capacity filling up

Curious about climbing? Come and experience first hand one of the world’s fastest growing sports. Don’t let your lack of experience or perceived fitness level deter you as this session is as much about brains as it is brawn. Join our instructors and learn the fundamental movements and techniques that are unique to getting around in the vertical world. This course will take the mystery out of the unique demands climbing makes on our bodies. Come prepared to be active. Please wear socks!

Speakers
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Robert Strong

Bob Strong has been rock climbing for the last 17 years. He is a certified Climbing Wall Association Instructional Provider who coaches competitive climbing to youths aged 8-19. He is heavily involved in Canadian competitive climbing as a route setter, coach and organizer of regional and national competitions.
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Stephanie Strong

Stephanie Strong is a secondary teacher who has been an avid rock climber for more than a decade. In her free time Stephanie instructs a Movement and Technique course at a local climbing gym.



Thursday February 9, 2017 09:00 - 11:00
Offside: Downtown
  • Room Details Offsite

09:00

Go To Games for PE
What games do you need for any PE grade? Come ready to participate in this active session. This session is part of a HPE Workshop and will be broken up to allow participants to attend other sessions happening at the Saville. The first part is focused on elementary students and the second half would be geared towards junior high and high school teachers.

Speakers
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Erik Larson

Erik is the HPEC regional rep for Greater Edmonton. He has been presenting and organizing sessions for the last few years.


Thursday February 9, 2017 09:00 - 12:00
Saville Sports Ctr: Location A 11610 65 Ave NW
  • Room Details None
  • Grade Focus General
  • Tags English

09:00

Watercolor With Willie
Limited Capacity filling up

Watercolor made easy, no fail techniques and short cuts are the ways to create paintings. This course will show the proper paper, brushes and paints to use and where to purchase. Willie's classes are designed for all levels and to remove all fear of watercolor.

Speakers
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Willie Wong

Owner, Kamena gallery and frames ltd
WILLIE WONG Born in Malaysian Borneo, land of the head hunters, in 1959, this vanishing tropical island of exotic flowers and birds influenced Willie Wong to study art in various locations throughout South East Asia under various renowned Chinese artists. After completing the Senior Cambridge examinations, Willie settled in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada in 1979. There he studied at both the Alberta College and the University of Alberta. Embracing... Read More →


Thursday February 9, 2017 09:00 - 16:00
Offsite: Sherwood Park
  • Room Details Workshop

09:00

Outdoor Council of Canada - Field Leader Certification (Day 1 of 2)
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Have you ever wanted to take students on day hikes or outdoors, but felt reluctant about the legalities and safety of taking people outside? This 2 day course offers a systematic approach to planning and managing a hiking activity for one day. Day one will include an 8 hour day of indoor training, and day two will be aprox. 8 hours outdoors (come dressed for the weather!). Upon preregistration in the course, students will be emailed a 60 page manual and quizzes, which they will be required to read and complete before attending the course. Graduates of the FL (Hiking) course are qualified to lead one day trips into class 1 hiking terrain.

Speakers
avatar for Nathan Clark

Nathan Clark

Teacher, Grand Yellowhead Public School Division
Nathan Clark is a teacher at Jasper Junior/Senior High School. He is an avid outdoor enthusiast, and holds several certifications with various outdoor associations, including The Outdoor Council of Canada, Interpretive Guides Association, The Association of Canadian Mountain Guides, and the Red Cross Wilderness First Aid program. He envisions a future where more and more teachers are able to provide access for young people to the outdoors... Read More →


Thursday February 9, 2017 09:00 - 16:30
Offsite - Jasper
  • Room Details Max Capacity - 27
  • Grade Focus General
  • Tags English

10:15

Go Noodles for Phys Ed!
Are you a Div.1 generalist who has to teach phys ed? Join us for some pool noodle fun. We will introduce you to a variety of games that incorporate inexpensive pool noodles. Be prepared to be active and relieve some stress while participating in these fun games.



Thursday February 9, 2017 10:15 - 11:15
Saville Sports Ctr: Location C 11610 65 Ave NW
  • Room Details None

10:15

How to save time grading written assignments in Google Docs
Explore two Google Docs apps that can save time grading and giving feedback to Google Docs written assignments. Both Goobric and OrangeSlice provide features such as grading with a rubric, peer-to-peer grading, and formative and summative versions. You can even record an audio message with Goobric! Learn how humanites and language teachers have saved hundred of hours marking essays by using these tools. Bring a laptop or Chromebook to follow along and install the add-ons

Speakers
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Michael Zhang

Michael Zhang is a technology consultant and instructor at Tech Nerd Services. He has designed workshops for Google Web Apps, SMART Notebook, and Microsoft Products. Michael also creates video and written tutorials for the Tech Nerd Services Blog: (blog.technerdservices.com). Furthermore, he has traveled throughout Alberta and the Northwest Territories to provide training. As a Certified Google Trainer, Michael has facilitated Google Workshops... Read More →


Thursday February 9, 2017 10:15 - 11:15
MacEwan - Alberta College: Muttart Hall
  • Room Details Lecture Max Capacity - 250
  • Grade Focus General
  • Tags English

10:15

Using Google Classroom to engage with your students
If you are using GAFE (Google Apps for Education) in your classroom, you need to be using Google Classroom to streamline how your students interact with you and each other. This easy to use system can easily be implemented into any classroom setting. If you have never used Google Classroom before, come and check out how to set it up and use it in your classroom. If you have tried it out before, come and see what's new and how it's been improved recently!

Speakers
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Aaron Chute

Vice Principal, Camilla School
Aaron is a public speaker and educator. He has his Bachelor of Education and Bachelor of Physical Education from the University of Alberta and his Masters in Educational Leadership from Arizona State University. He has given presentations on digital literacy, BYOD implementation, and technology integration, and leadership at various Educational Technology Summits, the NCTCA Teacher's Convention, as well as delivered multiple professional... Read More →


Thursday February 9, 2017 10:15 - 11:15
Westin: Centennial Rm 10135 100 St NW
  • Room Details Classroom Max Capacity - 112
  • Grade Focus General
  • Tags English

10:30

Hey, Leaders! Formative Assessment isn’t Just for Kids!
Formative assessment enhances learning. We know this is true for teachers supporting students. How can we apply these same principles to support the professional growth of our teachers? Explore a planning model designed to help leaders use Assessment for Learning strategies to advance teacher, school and district goals.

Speakers
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Gerald Knox

Field Service Facilitator, Alberta Assessment Consortium
The Alberta Assessment Consortium is a not-for-profit education partner in the province, focused on everyday assessment to support student learning. Our facilitators combine their experience as Alberta teachers and teacher leaders with the expertise of the organization.


Thursday February 9, 2017 10:30 - 11:30
Shaw CC: Salon 4 9797 Jasper Ave
  • Room Details Workshop Max Capacity - 160

10:30

Women in Leadership: Are We There Yet?
This session will open up an important conversation about women in leadership. A large body of peer reviewed research continuously finds that high-achieving women experience social backlash because of their very success. Specically, the behaviours that created that success violate our expectations about how women are supposed to behave. This session will focus on how senior leaders must navigate the multiple responsibilities and constituencies of their roles. In this session we will identify the unique leadership challenges and opportunities facing women in education today and come to understand when and how gender plays a role in both organizational and personal advancement.

Speakers
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Shelley Magnusson

Executive Staff Officer, Government, Alberta Teachers' Association
Shelley Magnusson is an Executive Staff Officer in the Association's Government program area. Among her chief responsibilities are supporting the ATA's communications and public relations programs. Prior to joining the ATA in 2012, Shelley worked as a middle school teacher, and principal.

Sponsors

Thursday February 9, 2017 10:30 - 11:30
Shaw CC: Salon 2 9797 Jasper Ave
  • Room Details Workshop Max Capacity - 120
  • Grade Focus General
  • Tags English

10:30

Digital Citizenship in the Information Age
The goal of this workshop is to create critical awareness of the implications of the consumption and production of information as related to living in a society that has changed on a technical and social front wherein there is now a convergence of technology. Traditionally, we were socialized by school, family and religion but now media significantly influences the formation of society and knowledge construction, production and consumption. Through this workshop, we aim to engage participants in a discussion on current and future implications of living in an information society and our growing dependency on connectedness.

Speakers
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Michelle Hawks

Global Education Team Coordinator, Centre for Global Citizenship Education & Research
Michelle Hawks is a doctoral student in Educational Policy Studies at the University of Alberta, and the Global Education Team (GET) Coordinator for the Centre for Global Citizenship Education and Research (CGCER). She trained as a math teacher in the US, has experience working with K-12 students in both the US and Canada, and has taught Ethics and Law for Teachers for the past three years. Her research interests include ethics and equity in... Read More →
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LeeAnne Pawluski

LeeAnne Pawluski is a doctoral student at the University of Alberta. Her research targets the digital divide and especially those issues which impact educational policy. Using a critical theoretical lens, LeeAnne's research aims to generate discussion on new forms of exploitation emerging with technological advances. She brings well-rounded experience in education from her teaching assignments at the K-12 and post-secondary levels in both... Read More →


Thursday February 9, 2017 10:30 - 11:30
MacEwan - Alberta College: Rm 211 10050 MacDonald Drive
  • Room Details Classroom Max Capacity - 20
  • Chairperson Scott Onuczko - Parkland #10

10:30

Mental Health, the Classroom and Schools
Schools provide a unique and the best setting where the greatest number of children and youth can be accessed and supported through community efforts. Current research demonstrates that mental well being is important to healthy social and emotional development of students. It enhances learning that leads to school achievement. It also supports social well being, self confidence and career success. Research shows that there is a significant correlation between mental health and student development. Schools have a distinctive role in the promotion of positive mental health and the management of existing mental health issues such as ADHD and anxiety. Within the school context, educators and health professionals collaborate to establish protective factors that contribute to the social-emotional growth of children and youth and decrease specific risk factors and stigmas that impede psychosocial development. Dyan Eybergen, in her dynamic workshop Mental Health, The Classroom and Schools, will teach classroom teachers and school administrators to: Identify key components to establishing the infrastructure for mental health promotion Identify key processes that support the effectiveness of mental health promotion actions Implement key strategic actions for positive mental health promotion and management Recognize potential outcomes and measurements associated with the inclusion of positive mental health perspectives and practices within schools Make mental health a key priority within a school or a school system.

Speakers
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Dyan Eybergen RN

Owner/Operator, Coach Apparent Ltd
Dyan Eybergen RN, is a certified Parent Coach, behavioural health consultant, trained Lego Therapist and an award-winning author. Considered an expert in her field, Dyan is a respected professional speaker on mental health and parenting . She appears monthly on CTV Edmonton Morning Live show as a guest parenting educator. She received an undergraduate degree in the study of Psychology from the University of Waterloo; a diploma in Health... Read More →


Thursday February 9, 2017 10:30 - 11:30
Shaw CC: Hall D 9797 Jasper Ave
  • Room Details Lecture Max Capacity - 2000
  • Chairperson Glenda Galloway - Wetaskiwin #18
  • Grade Focus General
  • Tags English

10:30

The Innovator's Mindset
Carol Dweck’s work has focused on the ideas of “fixed” and “growth” mindset, yet educators will need to go a step further with these notions to create the learning opportunities and that our students and schools deserve. We need to focus not only what we know, but what we do with what we know. In this talk, George will discuss the idea and characteristics of “The Innovator’s Mindset” (as discussed in the book of the same title), and share powerful examples on why this is so crucial for all educators. George’s presentations are known to be emotional, humorous, all while pushing your thinking, and will definitely connect to your heart first, in a way that will last with you long after this keynote.

Speakers
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George Couros

Innovative Teaching, Learning, and Leadership Consultant
George Couros is a leading educator in the area of innovative leadership, teaching, and learning. He has worked with all levels of school--from K-12 as a teacher and technology facilitator, school and district administrator, and is the author of the book “The Innovator’s Mindset; Empower Learning, Unleash Talent, and Lead a Culture of Creativity”. He is a sought after speaker on the topic of innovative student learning and engagement and... Read More →


Thursday February 9, 2017 10:30 - 11:30
Shaw CC: Hall C 9797 Jasper Ave
  • Room Details Lecture Max Capacity - 2100
  • Chairperson Dana Ariss - Parkland #10
  • Grade Focus General
  • Tags English

10:30

L'utopie de l'homogénéité: la différenciation en 4 'actes'
Introduction aux 4 axes de la différenciation. Cet atelier s'adresse à ceux qui se considèrent débutant dans le domaine de la différenciation.

Speakers
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Julie Bouchard

Psychologue, Réseau
Ergothérapeute
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Annie Drapeau

Past President, NCTCA
Enseignante
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Annie Drapeau

Consultante, Reseau
Enseignante depuis plusieurs années, je me passionne sur tout ce qui à trait à améliorer l'expérience scolaire des élèves d'aujourd'hui.
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Patricia Giguere

Ergothérapeute



Thursday February 9, 2017 10:30 - 11:30
Shaw CC: Salon 17/18 9797 Jasper Ave
  • Room Details Workshop Max Capacity - 48
  • Grade Focus General
  • Tags French

10:30

How can Alberta schools show climate leadership?
in 2016 we worked with over 3000 Alberta students who considered this question.   Students embraced a vision that would see more environmental, energy, and climate change education and action from K-12, and in this interactive workshop you'll hear students' thoughtful recommendations on what should change, find out about top-down and grassroots initiatives in your area to bring about this change, and have a chance to think about what this means to you!

Speakers
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Kathy Worobec

Education Director, Alberta Council for Environmental Education
Kathy Worobec is ACEE’s Education Director and has worked with ACEE since 2012. She leads ACEE's work on K-12 curriculum redesign, education stakeholder engagement, supports the Edmonton region Community of Practice, coordinates ACEE's Alberta Green Schools and supports with fund development. She has more than 25 years of experience in developing, implementing, delivering and managing environmental education programs for youth and... Read More →


Thursday February 9, 2017 10:30 - 11:30
Westin: Turner Valley Rm 10135 100 St NW
  • Room Details Workshop Max Capacity - 80

10:30

Passionate Learners - After the Keynote
Then what? After the keynote is meant to be a session to get some of your lingering questions answered as well as dig into the how to of the passionate learner classroom. What can we go back to our own schools and implement right away? What should be the first step of our journey. Join this session to create your own to-do list for creating change in your classroom.

Speakers
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Pernille Ripp

In 2010, Pernille founded The Global Read Aloud, a global literacy initiative that began with a simple goal in mind: one book to connect the world. From its humble beginnings, the GRA has grown to connect more than 1,000,000 students in 60 different countries. She is the author of Passionate Learners – How to Engage and Empower Your Students, now in its second edition, and Empowered Schools, Empowered Students, both focusing on creating... Read More →


Thursday February 9, 2017 10:30 - 11:30
Shaw CC: Salon 8 9797 Jasper Ave
  • Room Details Lecture Max Capacity - 320

10:30

A sneak peak into my counselling tool box-Shhh it's confidential (Grades 1-3)
In this session I will share some of the different strategies I used as a school counsellor in individual, small group and large group settings. You will have a chance to experience some of the activities first hand and hopefully leave with an idea to try for your next counselling session. Some of the topics covered will address how our actions make others feel, the importance of having a network of support, and other common counselling topics. I will also share with you my tracking and documentation practices and how to build small group support groups.

Speakers
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Shannon Chabot

Vice Principal, Namao School-Sturgeon School Division
My love for teaching started at an early age. I had an interest in working with others and that grew into a passion when I began volunteering in a GOALS (Gaining Occupational and Life Skills) classroom at the age of 15. After high school, I gained more experience in the field prior to attaining my Bachelor of Education degree with a minor in Special Education. Upon graduation, I moved to Fort McMurray where I began my teaching career, with the... Read More →


Thursday February 9, 2017 10:30 - 11:30
Shaw CC: Salon 15/16 9797 Jasper Ave
  • Room Details Workshop Max Capacity - 48
  • Chairperson Corey Conroy - Sturgeon #27

10:30

Sexual Diversity among Youth
This workshop will aim to explore the LGBTQ issues around gender identity, gender expression and sexual orientation. We will talk about the importance of healthy relationships between teachers/students and give tools to teachers who want to support young LGBTQ students, or the cause. FJA will explain its role in the inclusion and support of LGBTQ youth, at school, at home and in the community. With stimulating and interactive activities, we will provide tools and resources for teachers who want to learn more.

Speakers
avatar for Francophonie Jeunesse de l'Alberta (FJA)

Francophonie Jeunesse de l'Alberta (FJA)

Francophonie jeunesse de l’Alberta (FJA) est l’organisme porte parole de la jeunesse albertaine d’expression-française. Son conseil d’administration, ainsi que la plupart de ses employés, sont âgés de 14 à 25 ans. FJA a comme mission de stimuler la jeunesse albertaine d’expression française à se développer et vivre son plein potentiel par une contribution ACTIVE à sa francophonie et à ses milieux de vie, et par son INNOVATION... Read More →


Thursday February 9, 2017 10:30 - 11:30
Shaw CC: Salon 9 9797 Jasper Ave
  • Room Details Lecture Max Capacity - 250
  • Grade Focus General
  • Tags English

10:30

FOMO (Fear of Missing Out)--The Age of Anxiety and Sleep Deprivation
Media personality and mental health advocate Wade Sorochan shares important information on why youth feel they need to be connected 24/7. FOMO (fear of missing out) is causing high anxiety and sleep deprivation which leads to extreme fatigue, poor academic performance, safety concerns, and mental and physical health issues. The presentation features important information on anxiety and depression, the benefits of sleep, the effects of lack of sleep, and how screen time at bedtime affects mental and physical health.

Speakers
avatar for Wade Sorochan

Wade Sorochan

Owner, Wade Sorochan Communications
Wade Sorochan is a well-known radio personality in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Wade first gained recognition for his pioneering impact on the number one rated and "Canada's most unique" radio talk show The Bill & Bill Show. Nicknamed The Tone Arm, Wade became the first broadcaster in history to use music to enhance a radio talk show.  As a mental illness survivor, Wade is a sought after motivational speaker sharing his inspiring personal story of... Read More →


Thursday February 9, 2017 10:30 - 11:30
Citadel Theatre: Zeidler Hall 9828 101A Avenue Northwest Edmonton
  • Room Details Lecture Max Capacity - 215
  • Chairperson Danielle Unger - Woodland Rivers #40

10:30

Empowering Young Writers Through Blogging
Blogging is a multi-billion dollar industry in the world and a great way for you to get your students inspired about writing. In this session, you will learn how you can use blogging to broaden the audience for your students' writing. We will cover several platforms your students can use to blog safely as well as practical uses across the curriculum. You will see first hand how blogging can create a desire to write for all students and how students can learn to interact with each other through this platform.

Speakers
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Angela Dearing

Angela Dearing has been a teacher with Wetaskiwin Regional Public Schools for 16 years. Her teaching experience covers grades 1 through 9 with specializations in Language Arts. Throughout her career, technology has had important place in her pedagogy and classroom teaching. She has earned her Google Educator Certification and is continually learning new online tools and applications for classroom use. For the past 2 years, Angela has been working... Read More →


Thursday February 9, 2017 10:30 - 11:30
Westin: Yukon Rm 10135 100 St NW
  • Room Details Classroom Max Capacity - 80

10:30

Flexible Access to Curricular-Aligned, Authoritative Resources for Secondary Humanities
Learn Alberta’s Online Reference Centre (ORC) provides flexible access to curricular-aligned, authoritative digital resources 24/7/365. This $1.75 million resource collection is licensed on behalf of all K-12 staff, students and parents learning/teaching/supporting the Alberta curriculum. Accessible from anywhere with an Internet connection regardless of your location, student population, or budget, ORC resources provide superior support for Alberta students and staff. Join this session to learn about the resources supporting Grades 7-12 English Language Arts and Social Studies.

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Erin Hansen

Erin Hansen has been teaching for over 19 years, and has spent 13 of those years as a teacher-librarian. She is passionate about information literacy instruction, enabling learners to efficiently and effectively find information so they may explore and understand their world.


Thursday February 9, 2017 10:30 - 11:30
Shaw CC: Salon 5/6 9797 Jasper Ave
  • Room Details Classroom Max Capacity - 72
  • Grade Focus 7-12
  • Tags English

10:30

a, b, c, d,... Math Assessment Done Differently!
Math assessment is all too often rigid both in what is expected and how it is expected to be demonstrated. Kids don't all think along a linear path, nor should they! However, for teachers who see upwards of 160 students per day, the marking demands are already overwhelming! Is there a way to get a better picture of what students know, without increasing marking time? What would this look like? What might the benefits be for both students and teachers! Attend this session to find out!

Speakers
avatar for Jane Gannon

Jane Gannon

Educational Math Consultant, Gannon Consulting
I am a sessional instructor in the University of Alberta's Faculty of Education (EDEL 316). I help prepare future teachers to teach math in the elementary classroom. I also provide on-site professional development for K-12 math teachers and administrators - specific areas for improvement are identified, and we work together to meet those needs in a collaborative environment. In addition, I run elementary school family math nights in an effort... Read More →


Thursday February 9, 2017 10:30 - 11:30
Shaw CC: Salon 13/14 9797 Jasper Ave
  • Room Details Workshop Max Capacity - 48

10:30

Using Inquiry in FSL
This session will offer teachers an opportunity to explore how to use the inquiry approach in French as a Second Language by asking overarching questions such as "What Does It Mean to be French?" and then inviting students to think like Cultural Anthropologists and Linguists. Through an inquiry approach, the focus becomes about teaching students to have an appreciation for the different French cultures around the world and to develop an understanding of the language through an exploration of how one learns a language within a real-world context of related careers such as Linguists and Anthropologists.

Speakers
avatar for Jessie Krefting

Jessie Krefting

Teacher, Grades 5 & 6 FSL, Greystone Centennial Middle School
I am a middle school teacher with a specialty in French. I teach French to grades 5 & 6 as well as other subjects at the grades 5 & 6 level. I am a believer in incorporating technology and the inquiry approach into my teaching.


Thursday February 9, 2017 10:30 - 11:30
Westin: Leduc Rm 10135 100 St NW
  • Room Details Workshop Max Capacity - 60

10:30

The Science of Magic
We will present you with magic demos and tricks that you can use to fascinate your students. All demos and videos will be centered around encouraging inquisitive minds to explain the how and why of magic. You will leave with a few tricks up your own sleeves...

Speakers
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Kevin Andersen

Parkland Composite High School
Kevin is the Science Department Head of Parkland Composite High School. He has been teaching Physics, Biology and Chemistry for the past 25 years.
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Lyssa Bencz

Lyssa teaches Biology at Parkland Composite High School. She has been teaching at PCHS for the past 6 years. Lyssa is well known for having many pets at home and at school. At school she currently has turtles, lizards, fish, mice and guineq pigs. At home she has chickens, horses, ducks, goats, cats and dogs.


Thursday February 9, 2017 10:30 - 12:30
Westin: Alberta Rm 10135 100 St NW, Edmonton
  • Room Details Lecture Max Capacity - 110
  • Chairperson Brenton Baum - Timberline #9
  • Grade Focus 10-12
  • Tags English

10:30

As a 2nd generation IRS survivor, Richard Lightning & family shares his experience.
Richard Lightning entered residential school in 1942 at 6 years old and was there for 7 years until 1949. He is a survivor of Indian Residential School. His father, Late Albert Lightning survived the Industrial school in Red Deer. Many students died from tuberculosis, Spanish flu and other causes. Albert talked about digging graves for fellow students. Albert’s brother, David Lightning is buried in the Red Deer cemetery with six other students. As a second generation Indian Residential School survivor, Richard sits on a committee called “Remembering the Children.” The Red Deer Industrial School, located a few kilometers west of Red Deer, Alberta, operated from 1893 to 1919. Richard also participates in the Blanket Exercise with a Calling Lake group to assist in educating people about the history of Indian residential School. Through the Intergenerational Lightning Panel, Richard presents his story with his daughter Angela Lightning and grand-daughter Mekwan Lightning to share how the experience of Indian residential School had affected his life, and the generations that follow.

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Mekwan Lightning

Grand Daughter of a IRS survivor explains her perception on the experience of her family history.
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Angela Lightning

Grand daughter of late Albert Lightning and daughter of Richard Lightning, both Indian Residential School (IRS) survivors, Angela Lightning is considered a intergenerational survivor. Raising a family, Angela has been able to use valuable lessons from the history of IRS in her family.
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Richard Lightning

Richard Lightning entered residential school in 1942 at 6 years old and was there for 7 years until 1949. He is a survivor of Indian Residential School. In 1958, Richard relocated to Toronto to find employment. Being his first time off the reserve, his intentions were to visit his cousin for 6 months. He met his life partner, married her in 1960 and returned to the reserve with her in 1967. He provided a good home and upbringing for his family on... Read More →



Thursday February 9, 2017 10:30 - 13:30
Westin: Saskatchewan Rm 10135 100 St NW
  • Room Details Lecture Max Capacity - 264
  • Grade Focus General
  • Tags English

11:00

How To Make Your Maker Space!
Maker spaces are being created in colleges and community libraries across North America to inspire learning in all aspects of the STEM & STEAM curriculums. The question for us as educators is: how can we best incorporate such a dynamic learning environment into our school?! In this fun and informative session, participants will learn about the latest developments in the Maker Space movement. Then, they’ll have the opportunity to design (make!) a prototype Maker Space for their school—each of which will reflect their school’s unique budget, space, and curricular needs.

Speakers
avatar for Ray Suchow

Ray Suchow

Computer Teacher 7-12, Christ The King Jr/Sr High School


Thursday February 9, 2017 11:00 - 12:00
Shaw CC: Salon 11 9797 Jasper Ave
  • Room Details Workshop Max Capacity - 128

11:00

Dungeons & Dragons & Social Skills
The value of role play has been recognized for decades as a low risk way to help people rehearse interpersonal interactions and coping strategies. Dungeons and Dragons, and other roleplaying games, can serve a similar same function for students. In fact, they have an advantage over free-form role play due the carefully constructed worlds and rules integral to play. The codified structures help students by providing clearly defined and understandable frameworks in which to act. In this session we will look at what roleplaying games are and how they can be used as a way to improve social skills, resiliency, and self-confidence.

Speakers
avatar for Daniel Hodges

Daniel Hodges

Hazard Gaming
Originally from England and then New Zealand, Daniel has been a a roleplaying game writer/publisher for ten years, a teacher for 20, and a roleplayer for 30. In this time he has tried, wherever possible, to foster roleplaying amongst students and adults alike.


Thursday February 9, 2017 11:00 - 12:00
Shaw CC: Salon 1 9797 Jasper Ave
  • Room Details Workshop Max Capacity - 40
  • Chairperson Heather Ross - Pembina Hills #22
  • Grade Focus General
  • Tags English

11:00

Increasing Algebra Number Sense through Puzzles Part 2
This session will be a continuation of last year’s introduction to puzzles, a hands-on approach for using glass pebbles to explore physical number puzzles that lend to direct algebraic problems....involving linear, quadratic and cubic equations! If you did not attend last year and are interested...the material from last year will also be provided. For those who attended last year...we will start the session by diving into the puzzle explorations that were not covered last year. By providing opportunities for students to create their own visual spatial sense of the algebra at hand, they are better able to understand and make meaning of what they are doing with the mathematics. So, please come and play again!

Speakers
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Rosalind Carson

Mathematics Education Consultant
Rosalind is a passionate mathematics educator and aspiring mathematician. She has been teaching students and teachers for 18 years. Rosalind continues to explore and share hands-on strategies for students to explore and develop their spatial sense of mathematical concepts. She loves the outdoors, mathematics, music and education. Education background BEd, BSc, MSc.



Thursday February 9, 2017 11:00 - 12:00
Shaw CC: Salon 19/20 9797 Jasper Ave
  • Room Details Workshop Max Capacity - 48
  • Grade Focus 10-12
  • Tags English

11:00

Mais ils savent lire!
Qu’en est-il de l’enseignement de la lecture après la 3e année? La grande majorité des élèves savent lire, que doit-on leur enseigner? Cette formation présentera les apprentissages critiques en lecture pour les élèves du 2e cycle du primaire et permettra aux enseignants de découvrir ou de revoir des pratiques probantes en enseignement de la lecture qui permettent aux élèves de devenir des lecteurs compétents et autonomes.

Speakers
avatar for Marie-Josée Verret

Marie-Josée Verret

Consortium provincial francophone
Marie-Josée Verret is a Consultante en apprentissage professionnel with the Consortium provincial francophone.



Thursday February 9, 2017 11:00 - 13:00
Shaw CC: Salon 10 9797 Jasper Ave
  • Room Details Classroom Max Capacity - 100
  • Grade Focus 4-6
  • Tags French

11:00

Emotional Intelligence
In this hurried world, teachers, students and school communities understand the need for, and importance of, relationships with self and others. Emotional and social intelligence are deeply embedded in the foundation of 21st century skills and learning and are critical underpinnings of digital-age literacy, inventive thinking and effective communication. If we expect students to be self-directed learners and expect them to self-manage, self-monitor and self-modify, then we must be prepared to guide these expectations through informed practice. The workshop will give teachers an opportunity to help students to discover their strengths and needed areas for development in their personal and metacognitive toolbox.

Speakers
avatar for Melanie Buckley

Melanie Buckley

Association Instructor, Alberta Teachers' Association
Melanie is an Association Instructor and a is a teacher with Elk Island Public.

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Thursday February 9, 2017 11:00 - 13:00
Shaw CC: Salon 3 9797 Jasper Ave
  • Room Details Classroom Max Capacity - 90
  • Grade Focus General
  • Tags English

11:00

Post Game Activities for K -2 Math
Primary teachers use math games all the time, but often struggle with how to have students do journal writing, drawing and oral responses. Participants will learn our favourite box cars math games using cards, dice and dominoes along with specific follow up journal extensions. Gameboards, journal masters, visual noodling handouts as well as student samples will be shared. This workshop is for you If want to take games to deeper levels of understanding and concept development for your students as well as get ideas for assessment. You will come away with many strategies and tools to get started first thing Monday.

Speakers
avatar for Jane Felling

Jane Felling

Educator, Box Cars and One-Eyed Jacks
Jane is co-author of the award winning Box Cars and One-Eyed Jacks series and has been doing workshops in the area of games as a teaching strategy for over 25 years. She has conducted workshops across North America for K - 8 contracts and has been a featured speaker at the National ASCD conference, Conference on Teaching Excellence and many national and regional NCTM's. She has her masters in the area of Educational Leadership and is... Read More →



Thursday February 9, 2017 11:00 - 13:00
Shaw CC: Salon 12 9797 Jasper Ave
  • Room Details Workshop Max Capacity - 160
  • Grade Focus K-3
  • Tags English

11:30

Teaching Emotionally Resilient Students
Emotional resilience is the ability to bounce back from hardship. The best way for students to develop this key skill is to watch it in action. This session will cover 10 essential items in the teacher’s toolkit to become an emotionally resilient mentor: responsibility, vulnerability, patience, creativity, empathy, choices, natural consequences, affirmations, conscience building and the relationship bridge.

Speakers
avatar for Julianne Harvey

Julianne Harvey

Author and Speaker
Julianne Harvey is an author, speaker and movie critic. She has a passion for growth, encouragement and transformation, following her curiosity to the intersection of resilience, minimalism and nurture. Julianne loves to innovate new forms of connection like the Literary Salon. She believes that turning off her phone to engage with real life is a cultural revolution worth participating in.



Thursday February 9, 2017 11:30 - 12:30
Citadel Theatre: The club 9828 101A Avenue Northwest Edmonton
  • Room Details Lecture Max Capacity - 160
  • Grade Focus General
  • Tags English

11:30

KAIROS' Blanket Exercise - REPEAT SESSION
The blanket exercise is an interactive ceremony developed by KAIROS following the landmark report on the Royal Commission of Aboriginal Peoples. The exercise explores the relationship between the Crown and Indigenous peoples in Canada. This exercise engages the hearts and minds in understanding the current relationship between indigenous and non-indigenous peoples and how we can take action to work together today, all in the spirit of reconciliation.

Speakers
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Natalie Bear

Natalie Bear is of Cree ancestry and a proud member of Bigstone Cree Nation, located in Treaty 8 territory. She currently teaches in Wetaskiwin and over the span of her career she has spent time teaching both Elementary and Junior high students. She holds a Bachelor of Education degree from the University of Alberta and has always had a personal and vested interest in First Nation's, Metis and Inuit (FNMI) education. Natalie also works to... Read More →
avatar for Michael Benoit

Michael Benoit

Michael is married and has two adult children; currently attending the University of Alberta and NAIT.  He completed his Bachelor of Education Degree in Elementary Education at the University of Manitoba and his Masters in Education in Educational Studies in Leadership at the University of Alberta.  He recently completed his Masters in Religious Education at Newman Theological College.  Currently in his 29th year in teaching, Michael has... Read More →


Thursday February 9, 2017 11:30 - 13:30
Westin: BC Rm 10135 100 St NW
  • Room Details Open Max Capacity - 40
  • Grade Focus General
  • Tags English

11:30

Sound Systems 101 - Essentials for the Music Teacher
So how did your Christmas/Winter Concert turn out? How did it sound? Was it clear, or did your principal and parents of students come and complain that they did not hear things? Did you rent equipment only to find out it was “Some assembly required?” This session will give you some “hands on” experience to help figure out how to gain control of the critical audio component of putting on a quality presentation. Special guests from Long & McQuade, and Digital Edge Media will also be here to answer your questions.

Speakers
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Allen Choromiec

Allen has been teaching Music with Black Gold Regional Schools for nearly 20 years, having previously taught with Edmonton Public Schools. A University of Alberta alumnus, he began as a band teacher who reinvented himself as an Elementary Music specialist. He is passionate about Music education, especially in school settings. He brings a wealth of experience to the elementary classroom, and wants to share his knowledge to encourage other Music... Read More →


  • Room Details Workshop Max Capacity - 70
  • Grade Focus General
  • Tags English

11:30

Kaos X Sport...Maximize -Physical Literacy, -Fun, -Fitness...'PLAY and learn the kinesthetic way'!
KAOS X SPORT (chaos cross sport) is a simple, yet dynamic, fun, fast-paced, exciting team game that pushes the elite athlete while pulling the non-athlete off the bench engaging them with an enthusiastic desire to participate. It is both fun and affordable, great for a warm-up, intramurals, fitness or after school programming ideal for students grades 4-12! You will be able to take what you gain in this session to your class Monday morning. Come prepared to PLAY and learn the kinesthetic way!

Speakers
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Tim Stewart

My name is Tim Stewart, I teach Physical Education at Buck Mountain Central School. I have been a physical education specialist teaching K-12 throughout Alberta the past 20 years. I was a lead teacher in the development of the physical education curriculum program of studies in 1999 and have led Physical Education related Professional Development at school, district, provincial and national levels and look forward to leading a session at NCTCA... Read More →


Thursday February 9, 2017 11:30 - 13:30
Saville Sports Ctr: Location C 11610 65 Ave NW
  • Room Details Open Max Capacity - 100
  • Grade Focus General
  • Tags English

11:30

Black Holes DON'T S**k!
Participants in this session will classify stars of various sizes to their evolutionary path, explore the distribution of observed stars, and, leave with classroom ready resources in English and French that can be applied in junior high science, general high school science and physics 20-30.

Speakers
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Jeff Goldie

Physics 30 Examiner, Alberta Education
Jeff is an exceptional teacher having been recognized provincially and nationally. In addition to his excellence in helping students be successful, he actively supports teachers' learning. He is able to bring ideas from diverse areas to problem solving making his students' classroom experience rich and rewarding.
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Laura Pankraz

Facilitator of Physics PD, Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics
Laura celebrates working with teachers to improve students' understanding of Physics. She has facilitated at the Perimeter's teachers' summer conference for three years and has presented on physics and science PD at many conventions.


Thursday February 9, 2017 11:30 - 13:30
Westin: Centennial Rm 10135 100 St NW
  • Room Details Classroom Max Capacity - 112
  • Grade Focus 7-12
  • Tags English

11:45

Leadership Reimagined: transitioning your leadership to a CTF course.
We will share our process of developing our leadership courses into CTF courses. We hope to facilitate a question and answer period so teachers can find out what they need to do to polish their own leadership course. We will share our resources such as planning templates, challenges, assessments.

Speakers
MJ

Michele Jones

Michele Jones has her masters in Educational Leadership. Michele has been teaching Leadership options since 2007. She is an enthusiastic presenter, interested in helping Educators grow professionally.
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Jodi Temple

Jodi Temple has her Bachelors in Education. Jodi has been teaching since 2008 and recently developed a Leadership course focused on increasing a schools positive social environment using CTF outcomes.


  • Room Details Workshop Max Capacity - 70
  • Grade Focus 7-9
  • Tags English

11:45

Maximizing Chromebook use in Class
Chromebooks are becoming THE technology of choice because of its relatively low cost, speed, and durability. But without native programs, learn what you can and cannot do with Chromebooks and apps from the Chrome and Play store utilized by teachers and student centered learning. This workshop will explore several techniques for using Chromebooks as a teaching tool, a student-driven learning tool, and apps spanning all subjects and grade levels.

Speakers
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Michael Zhang

Michael Zhang is a technology consultant and instructor at Tech Nerd Services. He has designed workshops for Google Web Apps, SMART Notebook, and Microsoft Products. Michael also creates video and written tutorials for the Tech Nerd Services Blog: (blog.technerdservices.com). Furthermore, he has traveled throughout Alberta and the Northwest Territories to provide training. As a Certified Google Trainer, Michael has facilitated Google Workshops... Read More →


Thursday February 9, 2017 11:45 - 12:45
MacEwan - Alberta College: Muttart Hall
  • Room Details Lecture Max Capacity - 250
  • Grade Focus 7-12
  • Tags English

12:00

Best Practices for Career Counseling, Off-Campus Education and Dual Credit Programs
This session will review a 10 year Off Campus Education program and the final two years covered by a provincial Dual Credit grant. Best practices that can assist other schools and divisions in the establishment or expansion of similar programs will be the core part of this presentation. As students pursue individualized career pathways, community partnerships have created exciting opportunities for High School. With over 170 businesses supporting this program, attendees will be able to develop a community learning approach that supports student achievement, completion rates and High School Redesign.

Speakers
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Art Bauer

Career counselor and Dual Credit Grant recipient for 2014-15.


Thursday February 9, 2017 12:00 - 13:00
Shaw CC: Salon 8 9797 Jasper Ave
  • Room Details Lecture Max Capacity - 320
  • Grade Focus 7-12
  • Tags English

12:00

Superman is Dead: Top Five Myths for School Leaders to Dispel
Principals cannot expect to play the role of superhero in their school...and survive! Come learn about this realization and the top four other myths for school leaders to dispel, as well as consider what it means to be an effective leader in contemporary schools.

Speakers
avatar for Kurtis Hewson

Kurtis Hewson

Lead Learner, Jigsaw Learning
Kurtis is Lead Learner and Founder of Jigsaw Learning and has been a teacher, vice-principal, and principal. He has also taught at the post-secondary level with the Faculty of Education at the University of Lethbridge and the University of Alberta, primarily instructing and supervising pre-service teachers. | | With over a decade of experience as an administrator, including five years as principal at West Meadow Elementary School in... Read More →



Thursday February 9, 2017 12:00 - 13:00
Citadel Theatre: Zeidler Hall 9828 101A Avenue Northwest Edmonton
  • Room Details Lecture Max Capacity - 215
  • Grade Focus General
  • Tags English

12:00

CTF - What's up with that?
Authentic Learning Challenge 9... This is the title of the challenge/inquiry based CTF course Janine Woronuk designed and implemented for her junior high during the 2015-2016 school year. She will take you through her creation process, which included formative assessments, her reflective blogging, and the final showcase of the student's challenges: The ALC 9 Challenge Trade Fair. Janine will also take you through the development of her two new CTF Courses - The History of Music and Scrapbook It! and how she works with other staff in her school to support and coordinate new CTF courses.

Speakers
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Janine Woronuk

Humanities and CTF Teacher, Leduc Junior High School
Janine Woronuk graduated with a BEd from the University of Alberta in 2003. Since then, she has taught all subject areas in a small community school of 100 students and more recently, Social Studies and LA in a large junior high with 600 students. In the 2015-2016 school year, Janine created a new CTF course called ALC 9 and documented the journey of her students as they completed unique Challenges based on a passion of theirs. Janine is... Read More →


Thursday February 9, 2017 12:00 - 13:00
Shaw CC: Salon 5/6 9797 Jasper Ave
  • Room Details Classroom Max Capacity - 72
  • Grade Focus 7-9
  • Tags English

12:00

FCT les défis
Les fondements en carrières et technologies (FCT) sont un programme facultatif et interactif, axé sur des défis pratiques, à l’intention des élèves de la 5e à la 9e année. Les FCT mettent l’accent sur l’apprentissage interdisciplinaire et sur le développement des compétences requises dans toutes les carrières et sont intentionnellement souples et adaptables aux besoins individuels des élèves.

Speakers

Thursday February 9, 2017 12:00 - 13:00
Westin: Yukon Rm 10135 100 St NW
  • Room Details Classroom Max Capacity - 80

12:00

L'art visuel versus le bricolage.
On adore tous Pinterest ! Mais selon le programme, on doit aller bien au delà du bricolage où tous les élèves doivent faire la même chose. Nous vous proposons un atelier à deux volets: je vous présenterai comment je fonctionne en classe , à partir des œuvres d'artistes et de l'appréciation artistique. Ma collègue vous présentra sa vision où les élèves créent à leur guise à partir de consignes de base. Ca sera à vous de choisir ce qui vous conviendra !


Thursday February 9, 2017 12:00 - 13:00
Shaw CC: Salon 17/18 9797 Jasper Ave
  • Room Details Workshop Max Capacity - 48

12:00

La loi sur les droits d'auteur et le plagiat : les défis de l'ère électronique
Les outils numériques sont maintenant largement utilisés en salle de classe, entre autres Moodle et les outils Google. En 2012, le gouvernement canadien a procédé à une importante réforme du droit d'auteur. Les règles en sont pourtant souvent mal connues! Que pouvons-nous mettre en ligne pour nos élèves? Quelles stratégies pouvons-nous mettre en oeuvre pour éviter le plagiat, conscient ou non, par nos élèves? Lors de cet atelier, vous aurez la chance d'en discuter et d'approfondir vos connaissances sur le sujet!

Speakers
avatar for Eric Caron

Eric Caron

Consultant en technologie éducationnelle, Consortium provincial francophone
Éric Caron est consultant en technologie éducationnelle auprès du Consortium provincial francophone. Spécialisé en histoire, Éric a enseigné de nombreuses matières durant sa carrière. Passionné par la pédagogie, il a mené de nombreux projets autant en classe qu’en activités parascolaires. Après avoir occupé un poste de conseiller pédagogique au Québec, il s’est joint à l’équipe du Consortium provincial francophone, en... Read More →


Thursday February 9, 2017 12:00 - 13:00
Shaw CC: Salon 15/16 9797 Jasper Ave
  • Room Details Workshop Max Capacity - 48
  • Grade Focus General
  • Tags French

12:00

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly: Revisiting Rubrics
All rubrics are not created equal! A quality rubric can help teachers and students focus on what really matters. But rubrics can go wrong in all kinds of ways. In this session, take a closer look at the characteristics of a great rubric, learn to recognize and avoid some common pitfalls, and take a look at the AAC tools available to help you create effective rubrics for your classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Gerald Knox

Gerald Knox

Field Service Facilitator, Alberta Assessment Consortium
The Alberta Assessment Consortium is a not-for-profit education partner in the province, focused on everyday assessment to support student learning. Our facilitators combine their experience as Alberta teachers and teacher leaders with the expertise of the organization.


Thursday February 9, 2017 12:00 - 13:00
Shaw CC: Salon 4 9797 Jasper Ave
  • Room Details Workshop Max Capacity - 160

12:00

Making Additive Thinking Accessible to All (Grades K-3)
Students struggling in mathematical problem solving may be using inefficient counting strategies rather than additive strategies. How do we support them in developing more effective strategies? During this session, we will explore: * a variety of additive strategies * ways of using manipulatives to develop deeper understanding, and * strategies for moving from concrete to abstract representations through the examination of student exemplars. This session is made possible through a grant from Alberta Education. For more information, visit the Elementary Mathematics Professional Learning Opportunities website at http://learning.arpdc.ab.ca

Speakers
avatar for Sandi Berg

Sandi Berg

Curriculum Implementation Support Consultant, Central Alberta Regional Consortium
Sandi Berg has taught every grade and almost every subject from K-12. As a Curriculum Implementation Support Consultant at Central Alberta Regional Consortium, she is constantly increasing her repertoire of student centered activities that make connections with the world, develop Competencies and Mathematical Processes and focus on infusing literacy and numeracy within all curricular areas. Her favorite sessions are those that focus on practical... Read More →



Thursday February 9, 2017 12:00 - 13:00
Westin: Leduc Rm 10135 100 St NW
  • Room Details Workshop Max Capacity - 60

12:00

Teaching Compassion and Gratitude in Catholic Schools
In the year of mercy the spiritual emotions of compassion and gratitude are essential to forming our children as merciful beings. But can you teach emotions? Are emotions, especially compassion and gratitude, caught or taught? Is there a “downside” to these emotions? We will explore the role of emotion in the curriculum in Catholic schools and how teachers/schools can balance the heart and the heart in educating the whole child.

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Dean Sarnecki

Execuative Director, ACSTA
Dean Sarnecki B.Ed. (Alberta) M.R.E. (Newman). As a teacher, Chaplain, administrator, lecturer and speaker for over 30 years, Dean brings his experiences and thoughts to the new evangelization and Catholic education.  Dean has been a lecturer in Religion Education at St. Joseph's College at the University of Alberta and Newman Theological College in Edmonton. Dean has spoken on Religious Education, theology and youth spirituality at a number... Read More →


Thursday February 9, 2017 12:00 - 13:00
Westin: Turner Valley Rm 10135 100 St NW
  • Room Details Workshop Max Capacity - 80

12:00

Canadian Books for Canadian Classrooms
Why should we use CanLit in the classroom? This session will provide junior high and high school teachers with titles and ideas about how to use newly released Canadian Young Adult for literature study in their classes. Teachers will be provided with resources (webpages and links to teacher guides) to get them started using CanLit with their students.

Speakers
avatar for Laina Kelly

Laina Kelly

Laina Kelly is a former secondary English teacher and current student completing a Masters of Library and Information Science at the University of Alberta. She runs a blog and twitter feed dedicated to spreading the word about great titles to use in junior high and high school classrooms written by Canadian authors.


Thursday February 9, 2017 12:00 - 13:00
Shaw CC: Salon 9 9797 Jasper Ave
  • Room Details Lecture Max Capacity - 250
  • Chairperson Fran Caudron - Greater Peace #13

12:00

Teaching Allusion Using Video Clips
This session on the incorporation of allusion using video clips is geared toward high school English teachers. Educators will be presented with a variety of allusions relating to A Streetcar Named Desire, Star Wars and Darth Vader, and Romeo and Juliet, among others. The majority of the video clips are readily available on You Tube which allows teachers to easily incorporate these references into their own classrooms. A list of all the videos and literature will be provided at the session.

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Christina LeGrow

Christina has taught all levels of English and French as a Second Language at Wetaskiwin Composite High School for the past 20 years.
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Christina LeGrow

Christina has taught all levels of English and French as a Second Language at Wetaskiwin Composite High School for more than 20 years.


Thursday February 9, 2017 12:00 - 13:00
Shaw CC: Salon 2 9797 Jasper Ave
  • Room Details Workshop Max Capacity - 120
  • Chairperson Doug Zook - Elk Island Public #28
  • Grade Focus 10-12
  • Tags English

12:00

FNMI Curriculum Resources and Lesson Plans for Educators inspired by 'Elder in the Making'
Join Chris Hsiung for a presentation of lesson plans and educational material that can be used in conjunction with his award-winning documentary "Elder in the Making". This film inspired education students from Mount Royal University to develop lesson plans and curriculum resources for educators. These resources are designed for elementary, junior high and senior high and targeted for a variety disciplines. From indigenous plant knowledge to historical exploration to the meaning of becoming of an Elder, participants will learn about some of the possible lesson plans they can bring to their classroom. Note that participants are assumed to have seen the film. If you would like to see the film, please attend the session titled "Elder in the Making - An award winning and accessible FNMI documentary for educators" or contact info@elderinthemaking.com for a special coupon to watch the film in advance.

Speakers
avatar for Chris Hsiung

Chris Hsiung

President, Hidden Story Productions
Chris Hsiung is an engineer turned documentary filmmaker. He founded Hidden Story Productions with a mission is to use documentary storytelling to nurture a more compassionate, intelligent and just society. Chris was selected to be an Artist-in-Residence in Calgary 2012 where he produced “The Spirit of Sport”. His first international short doc “Flood of Change” was selected for the Global Justice Film Festival 2013. After two years of... Read More →
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Cowboy Smithx

Cowboy Smithx is an Award Winning filmmaker of Blackfoot Ancestry from the Piikani and Kainai tribes of Southern Alberta, Canada. Cowboy is the founder and curator of the highly acclaimed International Indigenous speaker series “REDx Talks”, and creative director for the Iiniistsi Treaty Arts Society. He writes, directs and produces film works in documentary, narrative, music video and experimental. He was the youngest person to ever... Read More →



Thursday February 9, 2017 12:00 - 13:00
Westin: Manitoba Rm 10135 100 St NW
  • Room Details Lecture Max Capacity - 294
  • Grade Focus None
  • Tags English

12:00

Mad About Fractions!
Teaching fractions may at first seem daunting. After all, 4/3 of people struggle with fractions! But, with a variety of suitable models, solid questioning, and opportunities for problem-solving, you won't end up with frustrated kids! Together, let's throw out the RULES, talk about common misunderstandings (and what we, as adults, do to perpetuate them), and build the skills to foster conceptual understanding of fractions. Walk away from this session with activity ideas designed to stimulate thinking and learning!

Speakers
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Jane Gannon

Educational Math Consultant, Gannon Consulting
I am a sessional instructor in the University of Alberta's Faculty of Education (EDEL 316). I help prepare future teachers to teach math in the elementary classroom. I also provide on-site professional development for K-12 math teachers and administrators - specific areas for improvement are identified, and we work together to meet those needs in a collaborative environment. In addition, I run elementary school family math nights in an effort... Read More →


Thursday February 9, 2017 12:00 - 13:00
Shaw CC: Salon 13/14 9797 Jasper Ave
  • Room Details Workshop Max Capacity - 48

12:00

La danse enfantine
Nous allons apprendre diverses danses d'inspiration folklorique pour les plus petits (maternelle et 1ere année). Les participants apprendrons des danses qu'ils pourront insérer dans leurs cours d'éducation physique, musique, français ou mathématiques. Soyez-prêts à bouger et danser!

Speakers
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Denise Anctil

Denise Anctil enseigne la musique à mi-temps à l'école Claudette-et-Denis-Tardif à Sherwood Park puis, elle enseigne la maternelle l'autre moitié du temps. Elle est aussi enseignante de danse enfantine à la Girandole à Edmonton. Denise est danseuse depuis 6 ans dans la troupe semi-professionnelle Zéphyr qui se spécialise en gigue de haut-niveau et en danse traditionnelle.


Thursday February 9, 2017 12:00 - 14:00
Westin: Strathcona Rm 10135 100 St NW
  • Room Details Open Max Capacity - 100

12:15

​Creating School Connectedness​
Healthy relationships between school community members is an integral part of creating school connectedness. Students indicate that when they feel heard and respected by teachers and peers, they feel a sense of belonging. Research demonstrates a direct link between students' sense of belonging, attitudes towards learning and their academic success. In this session we will examine ways you can foster a positive social environment so that students develop a strong sense of belonging with the development of healthy relationships providing a frame for students to remain connected.

Speakers
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Ever Active Schools

Ever Active Schools
Ever Active Schools (EAS) is a provincial initiative designed to assist school communities in addressing and creating healthy school communities. EAS contributes to the healthy development of children and youth by fostering social and physical environments that support improving the health and learning outcomes of students in Alberta. Schools engaged with EAS are actively supported to assess wellness in their school community and participate... Read More →


Thursday February 9, 2017 12:15 - 13:15
Shaw CC: Salon 11 9797 Jasper Ave
  • Room Details Workshop Max Capacity - 128
  • Grade Focus General
  • Tags English

12:30

DANCEPL3Y (dance-play) - Developing Physical Literacy Through Dance
Students are motivated by dance, yet teaching kick ball change…pop and lock can be intimidating even to the seasoned educator. It’s time to bring playfulness back to the gym as we help students develop physical literacy using today’s most popular music! Join us for an active DANCEPL3Y class where you’ll learn simple movements from a variety of dance styles (Hip Hop, Urban, Ballroom, Bollywood, Lyrical, Jazz/Funk) and explore the elements of dance while developing fundamental movement skills! Forget 5-6-7-8 or right foot/left foot choreography - the ‘rules’ of dance are removed and modified to allow each participant to experience success while discovering their unique “style” in a playful and interACTIVE way! BONUS - playlists and moves will be shared with everyone who comes to bust-a-move.

Speakers
avatar for Tracy Lockwood

Tracy Lockwood

Owner, PLAY Education Consulting
Tracy Lockwood is a wife, mother of two boys and the Founder of PLAY Education Consulting. She is a certified K-12 Physical Education Teacher and has over 20 years of experience. Her teaching experience includes working with K-12 students in Alberta, Canada and in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. She was employed as a provincial education coordinator for nearly 10 years where she facilitated hundreds of workshops for thousands of professionals at... Read More →


Thursday February 9, 2017 12:30 - 13:30
Saville Sports Ctr: Location A 11610 65 Ave NW
  • Room Details Open Max Capacity - 100
  • Chairperson Ashley Pinksen - Northern Gateway #43
  • Grade Focus General
  • Tags English

12:30

Fun Art Together: Mixed Media Art Projects For The Young Artists

In this workshop, you will learn how to use inexpensive, every day materials to create exciting art projects. By mastering drawing, painting and sculpting skills, your students will also learn about the elements and principles of design. The completed projects will be a beautiful addition to your school exhibition while the students will cherish them for years to come. Participants will be provided with a set of handouts and a PowerPoint presentation (bring your own USB stick) that can be used directly in their art classrooms. Open to art and general teachers of grades Kindergarten -3. All supplies provided by instructor. $15 registration fee.

Speakers
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Izabella Orzelski

Artistic Director, ARTIZA LTD.
Izabella holds an MFA from the New York Academy of Art and a Ph.D. in education from the University of Alberta. Her awards and grants include Winspear Fund Grant and Dahesh Museum Award in New York. Among her commissions are portraits of Lois Hole, former Lieutenant Governor of Alberta, and Dr. Grant MacEwan. She exhibits across Canada and presents at national and international art education related conferences. Izabella has been an art... Read More →


  • Room Details Workshop Max Capacity - 50
  • Grade Focus K-3
  • Tags English

12:30

Maker, Shaker, Tinker, Thinker: K to 3
Tinkering is an inquiry approach to learning anything. In this session we will make links to REAL Science and REAL Math with links to Alberta curriculum. This is hands on, minds on. When you tinker you do, make, observe, experiment, take things apart and put them back together. When you tinker you use your hands in co-ordination with your eyes to build and refine fundamental motor skills. When you tinker, you learn to slow down and take time to troubleshoot mistakes, practice and persevere. When you tinker you develop and refine critically important spatial reasoning skills. Skills that are now recognized to be the number one predictor for success in mathematics and science across the grades. This highly participatory session will engage participants in tinkering tasks that develop key thinking skills. (if you participated last year, this is a whole new set of inquiries and feedback tools.)

Speakers
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Geri Lorway

Consultant, Thinking101
Teachers change the world....one mind at a time. As a teacher researcher, university instructor, instructional coach Geri works with students, parents and teachers across the grades, around the world. Teach students how to learn, they can and will learn ANYTHING! Her passion will inspire you._x000D_ | Geri's background includes 16+ years teaching Math and Science Issues and Methods courses for U of A & Simon Fraser University.As a teacher... Read More →


Thursday February 9, 2017 12:30 - 14:30
Shaw CC: Salon 1 9797 Jasper Ave
  • Room Details Workshop Max Capacity - 40

12:45

The Story of the ATA: A Conversation with President Mark Ramsankar
The ATA will begin celebrating its centennial at ARA in May 2017. The history of the ATA and the history of education in Alberta go hand in hand and we have been at the forefront of many monumental changes in education in the past and we look forward to being involved in some exciting changes on the horizon. The next 18 months will be a year of looking back at our many accomplishments; but it will also be a time to look to the future as the Story of the ATA continues to evolve. Join President Ramsankar for a behind the scenes look at the hot issues facing teachers today and an in depth discussion of how the ATA is reacting to the shifting climate, including a Q and A session with members.

Speakers
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Mark Ramsankar

President, Alberta Teachers' Association
H. Mark Ramsankar was elected president in 2013 and was re-elected in 2015 following two terms of service as vice-president. Immediately prior to his election as vice-president, he served as president of Edmonton Public Teachers Local for four years.

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Thursday February 9, 2017 12:45 - 13:45
Shaw CC: Hall C 9797 Jasper Ave
  • Room Details Lecture Max Capacity - 2000
  • Chairperson Rick Kremp - Parkland #10
  • Grade Focus General
  • Tags English

12:45

Social Media In The Classroom (Making It Work For You)
Social Media and technology are increasing in our classrooms. Learn how to include social media into your pedagogy through lessons and presentations, making student engagement meaningful and relevant in their lives.

Speakers
avatar for Don Segberg

Don Segberg

Social Studies/Communication Technology, St. John Paul II Catholic School


Thursday February 9, 2017 12:45 - 13:45
Westin: Alberta Rm 10135 100 St NW, Edmonton
  • Room Details Lecture Max Capacity - 110

13:00

Beginning Ukulele Fun
Learn about getting an ukulele program up and running. Right from the practical suggestions as to what ukuleles are available to buy to some different activities you can use to get your students started. A focus on integrating the ukulele into a regular music program is at the forefront with some practical Orff and Kodaly inspired approaches and ideas.

Speakers
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Andy Funke

Andy Funke is an elementary music teacher in Sherwood Park. His education includes a B.Mus. in classical guitar performance, and a B. Ed. and M.Ed in elementary education. He has also obtained Orff and Kodaly certification. He enjoys teaching the ukulele to children and adults. He is currently working on a new approach to teaching ukulele for a general music classroom.
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Andy Funke

Andy Funke is an elementary music teacher in Sherwood Park. His education includes a B.Mus. in classical guitar performance, and a B. Ed. and M.Ed in elementary education. He has also obtained Orff and Kodaly certification. He enjoys teaching the ukulele to children and adults. He is currently working on a new approach to teaching ukulele for a general music classroom.



  • Room Details Classroom Max Capacity - 72
  • Grade Focus 4-6
  • Tags English

13:15

Teaching Students about Science through Food Preparation
In this session, Teaching Students about Science through Food Preparation, ATCO Blue Flame Kitchen Community Educator, Krista Gray, BSc., will demonstrate through recipes how great recipes are achieved through science of cooking. It will give teachers relevant and practical examples of how the basics of science are used to achieve results in the kitchen. As well, food samples may be provided.

Speakers
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Krista Gray, BSc., Community Educator and Supervisor of the ATCO Blue Flame Kitchen

Krista Gray is Supervisor of the ATCO Blue Flame Kitchen and has a Bachelor's Degree in Nutrition and Food Science from the University of Alberta. Krista comes from a line of teachers and is the ideal person to help teacher's connect the dots between food and science.



Thursday February 9, 2017 13:15 - 14:15
Westin: Turner Valley Rm 10135 100 St NW
  • Room Details Workshop Max Capacity - 80

13:15

Weaving Aboriginal Perspectives and Activities into the Early Learning Classroom
Using literature to enrich Aboriginal perspectives into your classroom using crafts, activities and movement. You will walk away with fun and creative ideas to use on Monday.

Speakers
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Kim Sharp

I have been teaching for 15 years with Elk Island Public Schools. The majority of this time has been in Kindergarten. I am always looking for fun and creative ways to teach and to incorporate the 'learn through play' approach. Teaching is my passion :)



Thursday February 9, 2017 13:15 - 14:15
Westin: Manitoba Rm 10135 100 St NW
  • Room Details Lecture Max Capacity - 294
  • Grade Focus K-3
  • Tags English

13:15

Dramatic Storytelling
Storytelling - a timeless art form that is taught across every grade level. But how does one create a story out of nothing? How can you get deeper into the idea of a story? What are some unique ways to tell a story with a different voice? Go 4 Broke's very own TJ and Josh delve into the art of dramatic storytelling. Through learning basic improv and acting techniques, you will learn a kinesthetic and movement-based exploration of storytelling. This hands-on approach will explore story generation, storytelling structures, exploring theme and individual story moments, and the creation of characters. Need a break from pen and paper brainstorming? Let the 2 artistic directors of Go 4 Broke's Storyteller's Improv Academy give you some new techniques for your classroom's approach to storytelling!

Speakers
avatar for TJ Eggleston

TJ Eggleston

Artistic Director, KidLibs
Considered a man of many trades, TJ works as an entertainer, announcer, and educator all over the Edmonton area. He is currently studying radio at NAIT, and has a passion for entertaining the general public and performing comedy. An original member of Go 4 Broke Productions, TJ has come to love improv in all of its glory. After years of working with The Walt Disney Company, Scouts Canada, and the St. Albert Children’s Festival, TJ decided to... Read More →
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Josh Languedoc

Artistic Director and Substitute Teacher, KidLibs, Black Gold Regional Schools and St. Albert Public Schools
Josh Languedoc is a teacher, improviser, director, actor, and playwright from St. Albert, AB. He holds a Bachelors of Education in Drama and Science as well as an Honours Bachelor of Arts in Sociology. Driven by a fierce passion to change the world and create incredible opportunities for people, Josh works in the education and theatre sectors. Josh is a co-founder of KidLibs and Go 4 Broke Productions. Josh helps direct the monthly show “The... Read More →


Thursday February 9, 2017 13:15 - 14:15
Shaw CC: Salon 15/16 9797 Jasper Ave
  • Room Details Workshop Max Capacity - 48

13:15

Making Additive Thinking Accessible to All (Grades 4-6)
Students struggling in mathematical problem solving may be using inefficient counting strategies rather than additive strategies. How do we support them in developing more effective strategies? During this session, we will explore: * a variety of additive strategies * ways of using manipulatives to develop deeper understanding, and * strategies for moving from concrete to abstract representations through the examination of student exemplars. This session is made possible through a grant from Alberta Education. For more information, visit the Elementary Mathematics Professional Learning Opportunities website at http://learning.arpdc.ab.ca

Speakers
avatar for Sandi Berg

Sandi Berg

Curriculum Implementation Support Consultant, Central Alberta Regional Consortium
Sandi Berg has taught every grade and almost every subject from K-12. As a Curriculum Implementation Support Consultant at Central Alberta Regional Consortium, she is constantly increasing her repertoire of student centered activities that make connections with the world, develop Competencies and Mathematical Processes and focus on infusing literacy and numeracy within all curricular areas. Her favorite sessions are those that focus on practical... Read More →



Thursday February 9, 2017 13:15 - 14:15
Westin: Leduc Rm 10135 100 St NW
  • Room Details Workshop Max Capacity - 60

13:15

Genres Galore - Engaging Reluctant Readers
Do you have reluctant readers in your classroom who can't seem to find a great book to read? This session will cover genres and titles that you may not have considered when helping readers who struggle with finding a great-fit book. You'll come away with some engaging recommended reads in Adventure, Suspense, Horror, Historical Fiction, Science Fiction and Westerns that you can share with your students.

Speakers
avatar for Laina Kelly

Laina Kelly

Laina Kelly is a former secondary English teacher and current student completing a Masters of Library and Information Science at the University of Alberta. She runs a blog and twitter feed dedicated to spreading the word about great titles to use in junior high and high school classrooms written by Canadian authors.


Thursday February 9, 2017 13:15 - 14:15
Shaw CC: Salon 9 9797 Jasper Ave
  • Room Details Lecture Max Capacity - 250
  • Chairperson Stephanie Strong - Elk Island Public #28

13:15

Continuing ASEBP Benefits into Retirement
Retirement is exciting, but also a little daunting with all the paperwork and planning to be done. With so many things to remember, let the Alberta School Employee Benefit Plan (ASEBP) make one of your checklist items a little easier—your retirement health benefits. During our session, participants will learn about eligibility requirements for maintaining their ASEBP benefits into retirement, the different coverage options available to them, the cost of coverage, as well as benefit options available after ASEBP coverage has ended. This session is beneficial for employees currently participating in ASEBP benefits and thinking about retirement.

Speakers
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Nathan Forsyth

Nathan Forsyth is a Program Specialist with ASEBP where he has worked for 10 years. Nathan works with ASEBP project teams to help enhance the organization’s interaction with covered members through improvements to various programs and services, like ASEBP’s websites and mobile app.

Sponsors

Thursday February 9, 2017 13:15 - 14:15
Westin: Yukon Rm 10135 100 St NW
  • Room Details Classroom Max Capacity - 80

13:15

Envisioning a Collaborative Response Model: Supporting ALL Students
It is virtually impossible for a teacher to know how to successfully provide instruction and support for all students in diverse, inclusive contemporary classrooms. Come learn about a Collaborative Response Model, a school framework that values collaborative, action focused responses, data-informed discussions, and timely intervention to ensure all students can experience success. Come learn how school administration and inclusive learning support leadership teams establish school-wide structures to ensure support for every student in our schools and across our districts. Numerous Alberta school and district examples, as well as access to a myriad of resources will be provided.

Speakers
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Kurtis Hewson

Lead Learner, Jigsaw Learning
Kurtis is Lead Learner and Founder of Jigsaw Learning and has been a teacher, vice-principal, and principal. He has also taught at the post-secondary level with the Faculty of Education at the University of Lethbridge and the University of Alberta, primarily instructing and supervising pre-service teachers. | | With over a decade of experience as an administrator, including five years as principal at West Meadow Elementary School in... Read More →



Thursday February 9, 2017 13:15 - 15:15
Citadel Theatre: Zeidler Hall 9828 101A Avenue Northwest Edmonton
  • Room Details Lecture Max Capacity - 215
  • Grade Focus General
  • Tags English

13:15

Claying for Literacy Success!
Symbol Mastery helps the learner to become aware of how letters and words look when created three dimensionally. As well it introduces the idea of what a word is and how it is made up of three separate parts: pronunciation, spelling and definition. This is explored through the activity of 'Create - A - Word'. An activity which demonstrates the three parts of the word mentioned above. This knowledge can then be applied to learning the spelling words. For some learning styles a three dimensional visual image of the words meaning and spelling is required for mastery and understanding, which leads to consistent word recognition. For other learning styles this is a fun activity. These activities can be used either as part of a stand alone literacy program or as an addition to literacy programs currently being used. This is a " hands on" workshop which explores a different way of presenting the alphabet and spelling words. This session will be relevant to Kindergarten and Grade One.

Speakers
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Paddy Carson

Paddy Carson has a background in Early Childhood Education and is a post graduate student at James Cook University, Australia where her research interests focus on working with Three Dimensional Visual Thinkers who are experiencing difficulty with spelling and reading. Paddy works as a private consultant in Edmonton providing a highly individualized Dyslexia Strategies Program to children, teens and adults. Some of her research has been focused... Read More →


Thursday February 9, 2017 13:15 - 15:15
Shaw CC: Salon 4 9797 Jasper Ave
  • Room Details Workshop Max Capacity - 160
  • Chairperson Janet Vader - Elk Island Public #28
  • Grade Focus K-3
  • Tags English

13:15

Hands-on Wellness Activities to use in your Classroom
In this hands on session, you will make and take away free or low cost social and emotional wellness activities that can easily be adapted and applicable to all subjects. Create activities that you use tomorrow in your classroom to promote wellness in the areas of healthy eating, physical activity and mental health. We’ll explore how to adapt these activities for use beyond the classroom, including the staff room, and discuss how these activities fit into a whole-school approach.

Speakers
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Kristy Baron

Alberta Health Services Health Promotion Coordinators are connected with all school districts that attend NCTCA. Their job is to work with the district in supporting schools in becoming healthier places for students and staff. Kristy Baron is a Health Promotion Coordinator with the Alberta Health Services Healthy Children and Youth team. She supports school jurisdictions to create healthy school communities through a whole-school, Comprehensive... Read More →
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Jacqui Currie

Alberta Health Services Health Promotion Coordinators are connected with all school districts that attend NCTCA. Their job is to work with the district in supporting schools in becoming healthier places for students and staff. Jacqui Currie is a Health Promotion Coordinator with the Alberta Health Services Healthy Children and Youth team. She supports school jurisdictions to create healthy school communities through a whole-school... Read More →
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Patci Hopkins

Alberta Health Services Health Promotion Coordinators are connected with all school districts that attend NCTCA. Their job is to work with the district in supporting schools in becoming healthier places for students and staff. Patci Hopkins is a Health Promotion Coordinator with the Alberta Health Services Healthy Children and Youth team. She supports school jurisdictions to create healthy school communities through a whole-school... Read More →


Thursday February 9, 2017 13:15 - 15:15
MacEwan - Alberta College: Rm 211 10050 MacDonald Drive
  • Room Details Classroom Max Capacity - 20
  • Grade Focus K-6
  • Tags English

13:15

Inclusion in L2 Classroom - A Case Study
Inclusion is now the norm in most of Alberta classrooms, but serious issues still remain for students in second language programs who have challenges. This session will focus on a success story from both the perspective of a parent and a teacher who has worked with this student. We will talk about challenges and opportunities. This session is a "best case" example of how inclusion should work in a second language classroom. Information will be provided on advocating for testing, partnering with the school for inclusion and adaptation of the curriculum, access to internal and external resources, and how to ensure your students success.

Speakers
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Susan Brims

Susan Brims has 36 years experience in education, culminating her career as a French Immersion K – 6 Principal. As a classroom teacher, Susan worked extensively to include all students in her classroom. As an administrator, she guided her staff as they acquired and applied the principles of inclusion in their classrooms.
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Michael Tryon

Michael Tryon was born in Calgary, Alberta, but has travelled the world with his military father and his own family. He has been the branch Executive Director of CPF Alberta since July 1st, 2009. His involvement with CPF commenced in 2008 as a member of both the CPF Edmonton Catholic Chapter and as one of the organizers of the annual Gala D’art Oratoire, sponsored by this chapter. French has been part of Michael’s life since childhood. His... Read More →


Thursday February 9, 2017 13:15 - 15:15
Shaw CC: Salon 17/18 9797 Jasper Ave
  • Room Details Workshop Max Capacity - 48
  • Grade Focus General
  • Tags English

13:15

Winning Strategies for Inclusive Classrooms
The workshop will provide teachers with effective instructional and assessment accommodations, organizing tools and learning strategies designed to help struggling learners. While many of the strategies come from the field of special education, they can be used with all students. The workshop will not address specific special needs.

Speakers
avatar for Nancy Luyckfassel

Nancy Luyckfassel

Executive Staff Officer, Professional Development, Alberta Teachers' Association
Nancy Luyckfassel is an Executive Staff Officer in the Professional Development program area of the Alberta Teachers’ Association. With 23 years of experience as a teacher and an administrator in grades K-12, Nancy brings a wealth of knowledge and an abundance of stories to her presentations.

Sponsors

Thursday February 9, 2017 13:15 - 15:15
Shaw CC: Salon 12 9797 Jasper Ave
  • Room Details Workshop Max Capacity - 160
  • Grade Focus General
  • Tags English

13:30

Des capsules vidéos pour faciliter la francisation au secondaire
Dans le cadre d'une proposition du comité sur la francisation, le Consortium provincial francophone a créé des capsules vidéos en collaboration avec les conseils scolaires du Nord-Ouest et FrancoSud. Ces 6 courtes capsules ont pour but d'appuyer les enseignants de sciences, de mathématiques, d'études sociales, d'éducation physique et d'EPT dans leurs efforts d'aider les élèves à développer leurs aptitudes langagières et fait le pont avec le site «La francisation : l'affaire de tout le monde» (http://www.learnalberta.ca/content/flfran/index.html) Cet atelier sera coanimé par Michelle Hunter (CSNO) et Élyse Bilodeau (FrancoSud) qui ont fortement contribué à leur réalisation. Venez découvrir ces capsules et discuter de vos formules gagnantes en francisation!

Speakers
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Elyse Bilodeau

Francisation, Consortium provincial francophone
Originaire du Québec, Elyse Bilodeau-Macenauer est arrivée en Alberta en 2006. C'est à Brooks que son intérêt pour toutes les facettes de l'inclusion scolaire s'est développé. Parce qu'elle a fait face à différents défis, tant à la maison avec ses 3 enfants qu'à l'école avec ses élèves, elle a choisi de s'inscrire au Campus St-Jean pour compléter une maitrise en éducation. Étudier ici, lui a permis de mieux comprendre les enjeux... Read More →
avatar for Eric Caron

Eric Caron

Consultant en technologie éducationnelle, Consortium provincial francophone
Éric Caron est consultant en technologie éducationnelle auprès du Consortium provincial francophone. Spécialisé en histoire, Éric a enseigné de nombreuses matières durant sa carrière. Passionné par la pédagogie, il a mené de nombreux projets autant en classe qu’en activités parascolaires. Après avoir occupé un poste de conseiller pédagogique au Québec, il s’est joint à l’équipe du Consortium provincial francophone, en... Read More →
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Michelle Hunter

Accompagnatrice pédagogique, enseignante ou directrice au sein du Conseil scolaire du Nord-Ouest, Michelle Hunter a joué tous les rôles. C’est une animatrice dynamique et passionnée qui aime beaucoup accompagner les enseignants dans leurs projets de perfectionnement professionnel, surtout dans les domaines de la littératie et de la francisation. Elle oeuvre en immersion et auprès de la francophonie depuis plusieurs années.


Thursday February 9, 2017 13:30 - 14:30
Shaw CC: Salon 5/6 9797 Jasper Ave
  • Room Details Classroom Max Capacity - 72
  • Grade Focus 7-12
  • Tags French

13:30

Minimalism in the Classroom
Minimalism is clearing out what you don’t need so you can prioritize what matters most. The philosophy “it’s better to want less than to have more” can radically change your life. Come learn ways to simplify your classroom environment to improve student concentration and focus. You’ll be amazed by the benefits of minimalism and inspired to make small but significant changes to offer you and your students a calmer, quieter, more peaceful workspace.

Speakers
avatar for Julianne Harvey

Julianne Harvey

Author and Speaker
Julianne Harvey is an author, speaker and movie critic. She has a passion for growth, encouragement and transformation, following her curiosity to the intersection of resilience, minimalism and nurture. Julianne loves to innovate new forms of connection like the Literary Salon. She believes that turning off her phone to engage with real life is a cultural revolution worth participating in.



Thursday February 9, 2017 13:30 - 14:30
Shaw CC: Salon 8 9797 Jasper Ave
  • Room Details Lecture Max Capacity - 320
  • Grade Focus General
  • Tags English

13:30

Regulate-Relate-Reason: Brain Based Strategies
In this session we will briefly explore the four parts of the brain- the brainstem, the limbic system, the midbrain and the cortex. Using Dr. Bruce Perry’s Neurosequential Model in Education as the driving force behind this session, you will leave with a variety of activities and ideas to help regulate your students. Knowing how the brain works and what you can do when students get stuck will give you a whole new way of viewing your students. Throughout this session you will learn the importance of Regulate-Relate-Reason so come prepared to get regulated yourself!

Speakers
SC

Shannon Chabot

Vice Principal, Namao School-Sturgeon School Division
My love for teaching started at an early age. I had an interest in working with others and that grew into a passion when I began volunteering in a GOALS (Gaining Occupational and Life Skills) classroom at the age of 15. After high school, I gained more experience in the field prior to attaining my Bachelor of Education degree with a minor in Special Education. Upon graduation, I moved to Fort McMurray where I began my teaching career, with the... Read More →



Thursday February 9, 2017 13:30 - 14:30
Shaw CC: Salon 3 9797 Jasper Ave
  • Room Details Classroom Max Capacity - 90
  • Chairperson Mary Briand - Greater Peace #13
  • Grade Focus K-6
  • Tags English

13:30

La diversité sexuelle chez les jeunes
Cet atelier aura pour but d’explorer et d’approfondir les enjeux LGBTQ autour de l’identité du genre, l’expression du genre et l’orientation sexuelle. Nous parlerons ainsi de l’importance de relations enseignants/élèves et de mécanismes pour outiller les enseignants qui désirent appuyer les jeunes ou la cause LGBTQ. FJA expliquera son rôle dans l'inclusion et l'appui des jeunes LGBTQ, soit à l’école, à la maison ou dans la communauté. Par des activités stimulantes et interactives, nous offrirons des outils et des ressources pour les enseignants qui souhaitent à en savoir plus.

Speakers
avatar for Francophonie Jeunesse de l'Alberta (FJA)

Francophonie Jeunesse de l'Alberta (FJA)

Francophonie jeunesse de l’Alberta (FJA) est l’organisme porte parole de la jeunesse albertaine d’expression-française. Son conseil d’administration, ainsi que la plupart de ses employés, sont âgés de 14 à 25 ans. FJA a comme mission de stimuler la jeunesse albertaine d’expression française à se développer et vivre son plein potentiel par une contribution ACTIVE à sa francophonie et à ses milieux de vie, et par son INNOVATION... Read More →


Thursday February 9, 2017 13:30 - 14:30
Shaw CC: Salon 2 9797 Jasper Ave
  • Room Details Workshop Max Capacity - 120
  • Grade Focus General
  • Tags French

13:30

Comment faites-vous vos cup cakes?
Une vision globale d’un climat propice à l’apprentissage sera présenté en élaborant les éléments clés qui seraient à considérer par les enseignant pour travailler leur culture de salle de classe (le “cup cake”). Les présentatrices offriront un modèle qui fait la fusion des approches de soutient au comportements positifs (SCP) et de développement d'un « refuge » d’autorégulation (Autorég) dans les écoles Albertaines.

Speakers
AP

Andréa Petryk

ergothérapeute, Le Réseau
Ergothérapeute auprès d’enfants d’âge scolaire, depuis 18 ans, Andrea tire son énergie professionnelle de son travail de collaboration multidisciplinaire dans les écoles albertaines. Née à Québec d’une famille anglophone, elle a fait ses études en en neurobiologie et en ergothérapie à l’université McGill et sa Maitrise en réhabilitation à UBC. Elle a eu l’opportunité de travailler comme ergothérapeute au Québec, en... Read More →
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Nancy Roy

Nancy est conseillère en climat scolaire positif au Conseil scolaire Centre-Nord. Elle a été directrice d’une école où elle a mis en oeuvre l’approche de renforcement du comportement positif. Orthopédagogue de formation, elle a été conseillère en éducation inclusive et elle travaille auprès d’élèves ayant des besoins diversifiés... Read More →


Thursday February 9, 2017 13:30 - 15:30
Shaw CC: Salon 13/14 9797 Jasper Ave
  • Room Details Workshop Max Capacity - 48
  • Chairperson Marie Hébert - L'Unité Locale Francophone #24
  • Grade Focus General
  • Tags French

13:30

Enseigner à partir de la littérature jeunesse
Les enseignants sont submergés de ressources de toutes sortes auxquelles on prête des vertus extraordinaires et qui s’avèrent la plupart du temps décevantes. Or il existe une source inépuisable de richesse dans la littérature jeunesse. Parfois négligée, cette ressource qu’est la littérature jeunesse demeure un outil puissant pour l’enseignement de la lecture et de l’écriture. Au cours de cette formation, les participants auront l’occasion de découvrir de magnifiques livres à partir desquels ils pourront créer des leçons riches axées sur les programmes d’études.

Speakers
avatar for Marie-Josée Verret

Marie-Josée Verret

Consortium provincial francophone
Marie-Josée Verret is a Consultante en apprentissage professionnel with the Consortium provincial francophone.



Thursday February 9, 2017 13:30 - 15:30
Shaw CC: Salon 10 9797 Jasper Ave
  • Room Details Classroom Max Capacity - 100
  • Grade Focus K-6
  • Tags French

13:30

Fun with Fractions! Teaching Proportional Reasoning with Style!
This session will leave participants wanting more! More songs, more dances, more activities and more of the many motivating ideas that Kim Sutton will share! Participants will make many new connections that make the teaching and learning of fractions fun for all! The handout for this is amazing! More laughter and fun than ever imagined!

Speakers
KS

Kim Sutton

Educational Consultant, Creative Mathematics
Kim Sutton has been an elementary school teacher for more than 30 years, having taught primary, intermediate, and upper grades. Kim has won many honors and had many exciting experiences: • Mentor Teacher in Mathematics and Science. • Finalist for the Presidential Award as “Math Teacher of the Year”. • Selected for Curriculum Implementation Center for Mathematics and the California Mathematics Initiative. • Math Consultant for Humboldt... Read More →


Thursday February 9, 2017 13:30 - 15:30
Shaw CC: Salon 11 9797 Jasper Ave
  • Room Details Workshop Max Capacity - 128
  • Grade Focus 4-6
  • Tags English

13:30

Press Start To Begin - An Introduction to Classroom Gamification
Children, and adults for that matter, have never been more engaged by games than they are now. Why is that though? What draws people so deeply into games? What brings them back and what drives them to keep trying to improve in the face of great adversity? Can you harness the psychology behind game creation and turn your class into something all students will beg to be in? In an education system designed where students start with 100% and lose as they go Gamification flips this concept onto its head focusing on the individuals progression while increasing both intrinsic and extrinsic motivation exponentially. Can anyone do this? I am here to tell you that you can and it is easier than you think! I have successfully turned my Grade 8 science course into a live action role playing game. Students compete against the teacher, each other, other teams and other classes in an effort to level up and progress! Sounds intimidating but it is not! You will walk out of this session inspired and driven to make changes to your teaching Will you press start?

Speakers
avatar for Scott Hebert

Scott Hebert

Teacher, EICS Division - OLA School
I am a passionate and dedicated teacher who has taught K-12 Phys Ed as well as Grade 7 & 8 Sciences for the past 6 years. My professional motto is "Would you want to be in your classroom?" and it is reflected in my daily teaching. I am deeply passionate about technology in the classroom and believe that when used properly you can peak interest in all students. I also believe in innovation in the classroom where I am constantly challenging... Read More →


Thursday February 9, 2017 13:30 - 15:30
Westin: Centennial Rm 10135 100 St NW
  • Room Details Classroom Max Capacity - 112
  • Grade Focus General
  • Tags English

13:45

Literature to Engage Students and Enhance Your Social Studies Class K - 5
This session features literature that will engage your students and support the K- 5 Social Studies curriculum. Participants will explore relevant and high interest books and receive annotated lists linking the resources to the curriculum. Additionally there are suggested activities and project packages for participants for use in their class tomorrow.

Speakers
avatar for Kerry Aiken

Kerry Aiken

Kerry Aiken holds undergraduate degrees in Education and Native American Studies and she just completed a Master of Educational Leadership. She has been teaching for 12 years and is in her fourth year as a Vice Principal at Summitview School. Kerry is an experienced presenter and has who has been sharing her passion with teachers in the areas of using literature to enhance Social Studies, using literature to engage FNMI students in all classes... Read More →


Thursday February 9, 2017 13:45 - 14:45
Westin: Saskatchewan Rm 10135 100 St NW
  • Room Details Lecture Max Capacity - 264
  • Grade Focus K-6
  • Tags English

14:00

Cybersecurity & The Next Generation: 10 Steps to Privacy, Safety, and Citizenship
For parents, educators, policy makers, and marketers in the digital age, it’s increasingly difficult and stressful to understand the Internet from a young person’s perspective. Not only are children more comfortable with technology than adults, but they’re also getting better at hiding behind it. Privacy and security policies can’t keep up with the speed of new technology, leaving people of all ages vulnerable to threats. And as a result, kids are diving into all sorts of dangerous situations online and adults aren’t equipped to save them from drowning. In this keynote, based on her new book Outsmarting Your Kids Online: A Safety Handbook for Overwhelmed Parents, tech expert Amber MacArthur provides 10 steps to better privacy, safety, and citizenship. Covering concerns around social media networks (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, and so forth), online video, mobile applications, screen time, targeted attacks, and even the security hazards of tomorrow, this keynote is an ideal way for parents, educators, policy makers, marketers, and more to learn how the next generation is shaping the Internet.

Speakers
avatar for Amber MacArthur

Amber MacArthur

Amber MacArthur talks about relentless adaptation and the accelerating pace of corporate culture in the digital economy. At the forefront of the digital revolution, she helps companies adapt to, anticipate, and capitalize on lightning-quick changes—from leadership to social media to the Internet of Things, from marketing to customer service to digital parenting and beyond. It’s not about innovation, she says; it’s about... Read More →


Thursday February 9, 2017 14:00 - 15:00
Shaw CC: Hall C 9797 Jasper Ave
  • Room Details Lecture Max Capacity - 2100
  • Chairperson Annie Drapeau - L'Unité Locale Francophone #24
  • Grade Focus General
  • Tags English

14:00

Frequencies of the Land: REDx Talks and the Future of FNMI
For tens thousands of years, Indigenous people have been translating the "Frequencies of the Land." Cowboy Smithx will share how he has activated the Frequencies of the Land in his film work and the explorations of his new platform REDx Talks. This keynote will delineate Cowboy's journey to reconnect to his culture and the many thousands of Indigenous cultures around the World, and how he hopes to influence Education through Indigenous ways of knowing.

Speakers
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Cowboy Smithx

Cowboy Smithx is an Award Winning filmmaker of Blackfoot Ancestry from the Piikani and Kainai tribes of Southern Alberta, Canada. Cowboy is the founder and curator of the highly acclaimed International Indigenous speaker series “REDx Talks”, and creative director for the Iiniistsi Treaty Arts Society. He writes, directs and produces film works in documentary, narrative, music video and experimental. He was the youngest person to ever... Read More →


Thursday February 9, 2017 14:00 - 15:00
Westin: Alberta Rm 10135 100 St NW, Edmonton
  • Room Details Lecture Max Capacity - 110
  • Grade Focus General
  • Tags English

14:00

Building Spatial Algebra and Number Sense in Junior High Math (7-9)
This session is a hands-on session exploring activities that use spatial reasoning to better understand the operations of algebra. By using physical objects for visualizing number operations, algebra skills and number sense are developed. Students need the opportunity to create their own visual sense of the math operations and algebraic manipulations that are to be used with ease. By helping the student's develop their own spatial sense of the math concepts, the students will be able to better perform mathematical operations (numerical and algebraic). As mathematics is the gateway to STEM opportunities, it is important to find more ways to improve the spatial sense of students' thinking in order to improve number sense and algebra. Wood cubes and graph paper will be used. Please bring your own graph paper, 50 cubes (or you can use the presenter's cubes), and $2 if you wish to purchase a bag of 48 cubes.

Speakers
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Rosalind Carson

Mathematics Education Consultant
Rosalind is a passionate mathematics educator and aspiring mathematician. She has been teaching students and teachers for 18 years. Rosalind continues to explore and share hands-on strategies for students to explore and develop their spatial sense of mathematical concepts. She loves the outdoors, mathematics, music and education. Education background BEd, BSc, MSc.



Thursday February 9, 2017 14:00 - 15:00
Shaw CC: Salon 19/20 9797 Jasper Ave
  • Room Details Workshop Max Capacity - 48
  • Chairperson Kim Nahirniak - Woodland Rivers #40
  • Grade Focus 7-9
  • Tags English

14:00

Osez la bonne idée! Tout peut s’enclencher…
Investissez dans votre potentiel créatif. Laissez Hugo Dubé devenir un accélérateur d’inspiration au coeur de vos événements. « Aimeriez-vous toujours entendre la même chanson? Toujours manger la même chose? Toujours regarder le même paysage? C’est la même chose avec vos pensées, pour une vie extraordinaire, il faut osez la bonne idée… Ø pour vous surprendre et vous entendre dire …«Wow! C’est moi qui l’ai fait!»; Ø pour ne plus penser « out of the box » mais plutôt dans une nouvelle boîte; Ø pour encourager et repérer l’originalité sans perdre le contrôle; Ø pour favoriser un climat de confiance et d’appartenance; Ø pour se poser les bonnes questions et trouver les bonnes solutions; Ø pour « booster » l’énergie et aller jusqu’au bout; Ø pour que la PATIENCE travaille à produire les résultats souhaités; Ø pour trouver le bon code émotif et donner un sens à son histoire; Quel serait votre avenir si maintenant vous… Ø Osez la bonne idée en classe Ø Osez la bonne idée pour votre mieux-être Ø Osez la bonne idée pour votre famille Ø Osez la bonne idée pour aimer et être aimé Ø OSEZ LA BONNE IDÉE ET TOUT PEUT S’ENCLENCHER! Ø Créez, innovez, DEVANCEZ…

Speakers
avatar for Hugo Dubé

Hugo Dubé

Hugo Dubé est né le premier juin à Montréal, par une belle journée de printemps, de l’année 1965. En revanche, c’est sur des airs des Rolling Stones qu’il fait les quatre cents coups dans la ville de Sherbrooke, la reine des Cantons-de-l’Est. Ses parents, Huguette T. Dubé et Dr Gaétan Dubé, désireux d’offrir une éducation de qualité... Read More →


Thursday February 9, 2017 14:00 - 15:30
Shaw CC: Hall D 9797 Jasper Ave
  • Room Details Lecture Max Capacity - 2000
  • Chairperson Annie Drapeau - L'Unité Locale Francophone #24
  • Grade Focus General
  • Tags French

14:30

Graduating this Semester? This Presentation is for You!
An informative session designed speci cally for preservice teacher education students who are graduating in the immediate future. Topics will include steps to applying for certification, applying to the Teacher Qualifications Service to receive a statement of quali cations of years of education for salary purposes, information about the different types of teaching contracts, as well as other topics of interest to those rst entering the profession. Time will be allotted within the presentation to answer any questions attendees might have as they prepare to embark upon their teaching career.

Speakers
SD

Satinder Dhillon

Director and Associate Registrar, Practice Assurance Branch, Alberta Education
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Gaylene Schreiber

Executive Staff Officer, Professional Development, Alberta Teachers' Association
Dr. Gaylene Schreiber provides leadership and support to the ATA's 21 specialist councils and serves as one of the Association’s experts on matters pertaining to teacher certification and teacher education. Gaylene serves as the secretary to professional conduct and practice review panels. Prior to working with the ATA, Gaylene taught grade 5-12 English Language Arts and Fine Arts during 18 years in the classroom.

Sponsors

Thursday February 9, 2017 14:30 - 15:30
Westin: Turner Valley Rm 10135 100 St NW
  • Room Details Workshop Max Capacity - 80
  • Grade Focus General
  • Tags English

14:30

Weaving Aboriginal Perspectives and Activities into the Early Learning Classroom - REPEAT SESSION
Using literature to enrich Aboriginal perspectives into your classroom using crafts, activities and movement. You will walk away with fun and creative ideas to use on Monday. Session is applicable for K- 3, however, focus will be on Kindergarten activities/ideas.

Speakers
KS

Kim Sharp

I have been teaching for 15 years with Elk Island Public Schools. The majority of this time has been in Kindergarten. I am always looking for fun and creative ways to teach and to incorporate the 'learn through play' approach. Teaching is my passion :)



Thursday February 9, 2017 14:30 - 15:30
Westin: Manitoba Rm 10135 100 St NW
  • Room Details Lecture Max Capacity - 294
  • Grade Focus K-3
  • Tags English

14:30

Comment améliorer l’effort et la persévérance en mathématiques. (4-6, 7-9)
Soyez prêts à vous déplacer et travailler avec les autres dans cette session. Nous allons modelés comment améliorer l’effort et la persévérance des élevés en mathématiques. Cette session mettra l'accent sur des idées simples et pratiques pour la salle de classe que vous pouvez utiliser dès lundi. Cette session est structuré pour division 2 et 3.

Speakers
avatar for Doris Duret

Doris Duret

I have been teaching math for over 20 years, and a few years ago, I graduated from Simon Fraser University with a masters in Mathematics Education: numeracy. In 2016, I presented at ACPI ( a National French Immersion conference) and those who attended my session enjoyed the fact that they tried out the different tasks, that they were up moving about, and that the tasks could be adapted and used Monday morning.


Thursday February 9, 2017 14:30 - 15:30
Shaw CC: Salon 15/16 9797 Jasper Ave
  • Room Details Workshop Max Capacity - 48

14:30

Your Pension Matters
A general overview of the Teachers' Pension Plan will be presented, and includes the following topics: • ATRF services provided • Registration and beneficiary requirements • Pension, death, and refund benefits • How to calculate your pension • Retirement Procedures

Speakers
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Lisa Bitensky

Ms. Bitensky is a Pension Counsellor with the Alberta Teachers' Retirement, joining ATRF in 1997, and has spoken at numerous conventions, pension seminars and counselling sessions throughout the province.


Thursday February 9, 2017 14:30 - 15:30
Westin: Leduc Rm 10135 100 St NW
  • Room Details Workshop Max Capacity - 60
  • Chairperson Wallace (Walley) Porter - Wetaskiwin #18
  • Grade Focus None
  • Tags English

14:30

'Student Government, For the Students, By the Students'
This session mainly targets the social studies 9 curriculum. I will share my experience in teaching social studies 9, as I found that several students did not connect to the concepts discussed in class, and found within the textbook. As such, I adapted my teaching and had the students create a classroom government, and eventually a classroom economy, which eventually took over the classroom. For this session, I will be sharing what I created in my classroom, and connect it with the outcomes found in the curriculum.

Speakers
MS

Michael Saretzky

I was raised on Vancouver Island, in the small town of Gold River, where I graduated high school, and then moved to Victoria to pursue my post secondary education. I began teaching in Fox Creek, where I taught for three years, and in a variety of subject areas. For the past nine years my wife and I have been teaching in Hinton. During my time in Hinton, I have taught several different subjects with my main focus being social studies.


Thursday February 9, 2017 14:30 - 15:30
Westin: Yukon Rm 10135 100 St NW
  • Room Details Classroom Max Capacity - 80
  • Grade Focus 7-9
  • Tags English

14:30

The Importance of 'Community' in your Music Making
Public speaking is often rated higher than death in lists of greatest fears. How much more terrifying is it to stand in front of your peers and PERFORM MUSIC?! Yet many students willingly put themselves in this position in our classes and ensembles, year after year. Why? Trust. This concert-based session will explore the relationship between trust and performance, and how critical a strong sense of community is to your music classroom or performing ensemble. To create a culture of safety and caring has been one of our highest goals. And the musical success we have enjoyed seems almost like a happy by-product. Based on years of experience, as well as learnings from James Jordan’s “The Musician’s Soul” we will define and discuss trust in the musical relationship, demonstrate some exercises and their impact on choral sound with our live ensemble, and provide practical strategies for you to take home to nurture your musical community. We believe unequivocally that an ensemble who trusts each other, and trusts their director, will be a most successful ensemble. Led by team-teachers and choral co-directors Daryl Weisenburger and Mona Holton, participants will leave empowered to foster greater trust within their own musical groups, and find even more success in their performance.

Speakers
MH

Mona Holton

Daryl Weisenburger and Mona Holton are team teachers, and co-directors of the choirs of Memorial Composite High School, a public school of around 1100 students, in Stony Plain, Alberta. Daryl and Mona are both passionate choral singers themselves, as well as accomplished and experienced musical educators. Memorial has four choirs, a mixed voice chorus and a mixed voice ensemble, as well as a women’s choir, and a men’s ensemble. Memorial’s... Read More →
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Daryl Weisenburger

Daryl Weisenburger and Mona Holton are team teachers, and co-directors of the choirs of Memorial Composite High School, a public school of around 1100 students, in Stony Plain, Alberta. Daryl and Mona are both passionate choral singers themselves, as well as accomplished and experienced musical educators. Memorial has four choirs, a mixed voice chorus and a mixed voice ensemble, as well as a women’s choir, and a men’s ensemble. Memorial’s... Read More →


Thursday February 9, 2017 14:30 - 15:30
Westin: Strathcona Rm 10135 100 St NW
  • Room Details Open Max Capacity - 100
  • Grade Focus General
  • Tags English

14:30

Chasing Giraffes and Slaying Dragons - CANCELLED
Living and Teaching with PTSD. The challenges that go along with this. Then facing cancer and how it changes ones life and perspective.

Speakers
avatar for Laurie Dirsa

Laurie Dirsa

If you aren't going all the way, why go at all?


Thursday February 9, 2017 14:30 - 15:30
Shaw CC: Salon 9 9797 Jasper Ave
  • Room Details Lecture Max Capacity - 250
 
Friday, February 10
 

08:30

Learn, Play, Imagine
Imagine a day when children in all kindergarten classrooms will be given the freedom to actively explore, create and invent new things, to completely focus and engage with their own topics of interest in a place where resources are made fully available to them. We would like to spend some time with you sharing our vision of a play based, Reggio Emilia approach in a multi-aged, team teaching setting. Let's talk about the process we went through to get where we are today and take you through selected projects inspired by our students while revealing our challenges as well as successes along the way.

Speakers
avatar for Lee Ann Cross

Lee Ann Cross

Kindergarten Teacher/ Learning Coach
Lee Ann Cross has a Bachelor of Education in ECE, Bachelor of Science in Communication Disorders (Speech Pathology), ECE level III and is a Learning Coach. She has worked in several early childhood settings over the years. Lee Ann was the Program Director at the Jasper Children's Centre (daycare), Preschool Teacher, Parent Link Programmer, and Outreach Worker (Pre-Natal-Middle Childhood). Over the past 7 years at St. Gregory's, she has... Read More →
avatar for Tim Fafard

Tim Fafard

Principal, St. Gregory Catholic School
Tim Fafard – Currently the principal of St. Gregory Catholic School in Hinton Alberta. Tim has been an elementary teacher for over 25 years, and has been in administration for the past 13 years as both a principal at the high school level and in his current position at St. Gregory Catholic; a Pre-K to Gr.4 school. He has a passion for life –long learning and his focus is on building best practices through a collaborative learning process with... Read More →
avatar for Caroline McDonald

Caroline McDonald

Assistant Principal, St. Gregory
Caroline McDonald achieved her Early Childhood Education Diploma in 1981, Bachelor of Arts in Child Studies and Bachelor of Education in 1985. She has worked in daycare/ preschool settings and has taught in many junior and senior kindergarten classrooms since her graduation. Caroline won The Provincial Excellence in Teaching Award in 2005. She received her certificate in Excellence in Catholic Educational Leadership in 2015 and is part of... Read More →
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Nicole Woloszyn

Nicole Woloszyn has her BA with a Generalist major and Psychology minor. She has worked in a daycare setting where she got her level three childcare. Nicole has also substituted in many different classrooms from Kindergarten to Grade Twelve. She is presently in the Kindergarten classrooms at St. Gregory Catholic.


Friday February 10, 2017 08:30 - 10:30
Shaw CC: Salon 12 9797 Jasper Ave
  • Room Details Workshop Max Capacity - 160
  • Chairperson Janet Close - Evergreen Catholic #44
  • Grade Focus K-3
  • Tags English

08:30

Les apprentissages, l'organisation et la communication en images
L'utilisation des supports visuels pour enseigner, s'organiser et communiquer.

Speakers
PG

Patricia Giguere

Ergothérapeute
CS

Caroline St-Jean

Réseau, Réseau
Débutant sa cinquième année en tant qu’orthophoniste, Caroline St-Jean est originaire d’Ottawa et se compte chanceuse d’être bilingue. Elle cherche toujours à enrichir ses connaissances sur la littératie, la communication suppléante et la collaboration multidisciplinaire, ses intérêts professionnels. Elle adore la diversité qui se retrouve dans l’équipe du Réseau et relève chaque jour de nouveaux défis. Souriante et... Read More →


Friday February 10, 2017 08:30 - 10:30
Shaw CC: Salon 19/20 9797 Jasper Ave
  • Room Details Workshop Max Capacity - 48

08:30

Unleashing the Power of Google Maps
We have all used the maps app on our devices to navigate our way in the world, but have you unleashed the power of Google maps in your classroom? This session will focus on Google Maps, My Maps, the Google Cultural Institute and a selection of other online tools that work with the Maps interface to provide authentic learning experiences for students. From virtual field trips to primary sources in HD to Maps inspired writing, there will be something for everyone to take back and use with their classes.

Speakers
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Angela Dearing

Angela Dearing has been a teacher with Wetaskiwin Regional Public Schools for 16 years. Her teaching experience covers grades 1 through 9 with specializations in Language Arts. Throughout her career, technology has had important place in her pedagogy and classroom teaching. She has earned her Google Educator Certification and is continually learning new online tools and applications for classroom use. For the past 2 years, Angela has been working... Read More →


Friday February 10, 2017 08:30 - 10:30
Westin: Centennial Rm 10135 100 St NW
  • Room Details Classroom Max Capacity - 112

08:30

Developing Passionate, Skilled Readers in a Digital Era
Teachers recognize the value of developing competent, passionate readers. But this is a tall order in a world where Minecraft, Netflix, iPad games and extra-curricular activities are big draws for students and in many cases, they can simply wait for the movie adaptation! How do we meet this challenge and help students connect with books in a rewarding way? Come participate in an interactive session where we will review current pedagogy and explore strategies designed to engage all readers. We'll dust off tried and true concepts and highlight methods to build confident, strategic, self-motivated readers; enhance fluency, word attack skills and vocabulary; and deepen comprehension by facilitating rich conversations and writing about what we read. Participants will be invited to share their own success stories and highlight titles of children's books that get rave reviews in their classrooms, including read-aloud and book club titles.

Speakers
avatar for Sherri Johnston

Sherri Johnston

Educational Consultant, Edmonton Regional Learning Consortium
Sherri Johnston has been a teacher for 25 years. She has her M.Ed. in Elementary Literacy and is passionate about reading. She served as a district literacy consultant in Elk Island Public Schools for ten years where she supported both English and French Language Arts teachers. Sherri has taught all subjects, Grades 4 – 9, including three years as a teacher-librarian. She is currently on secondment with the Edmonton Regional Learning Consortium... Read More →


Friday February 10, 2017 08:30 - 10:30
Shaw CC: Salon 11 9797 Jasper Ave
  • Room Details Workshop Max Capacity - 128

08:30

Link Literature to Math, to Science, to Social Studies... kids engage and learning grows.....
Are you looking for new books, poems and ideas for prompting rich learning investigations? I’ve got some great ones. Join me. This session will place a special emphasis on making connections across Language Arts, Mathematics and Science. We will make direct links to concepts that build across the primary grades so you can tailor the tasks to your grade level. I will share a checklist for choosing appropriate literature, and using it with purpose. There is strong research evidence that when we infuse literature into our teaching, reluctant learners come alive.... In fact, the basics for Literacy are the basics for Numeracy and vice versa. Teach math like a language, infuse reading, writing, story telling and symbol comprehension skills into all subjects, you will be amazed at the difference for learners Ideas for Monday that will build all year long. I have a terrific selection of “new” materials to use.

Speakers
GL

Geri Lorway

Consultant, Thinking101
Teachers change the world....one mind at a time. As a teacher researcher, university instructor, instructional coach Geri works with students, parents and teachers across the grades, around the world. Teach students how to learn, they can and will learn ANYTHING! Her passion will inspire you._x000D_ | Geri's background includes 16+ years teaching Math and Science Issues and Methods courses for U of A & Simon Fraser University.As a teacher... Read More →


Friday February 10, 2017 08:30 - 10:30
Shaw CC: Salon 4 9797 Jasper Ave
  • Room Details Workshop Max Capacity - 160

08:30

Comparing and Operating With Fractions
Every example and activity in this presentation will have a context, model or image to relate to while comparing and operating with fractions. This also allows us to portray the strategies used, reveal the big ideas behind solving the problem and see the math in action. It also allows us to talk about the math rather than just get answers. Topics covered include: - there is important ground work to be done before we ask students to operate with fractions - build number sense before resorting to any algorithm or procedure - connections between division and fractions - scaling and simplifying vs. reducing - using arrays and T-charts to build algorithms

Speakers
KV

Keith Van De Keere

Keith is a strong advocate for improving math education. He sees numeracy needing to be a part of every essential education discussion. | He believes that when teaching is focused on deep understanding of the big ideas in math, students have a better chance of experiencing enduring success. | Keith has also worked with Dr. Cathy Fosnot, who is a North American leader in constructivist learning and in changing the culture of math classrooms... Read More →


Friday February 10, 2017 08:30 - 10:30
Shaw CC: Salon 13/14 9797 Jasper Ave
  • Room Details Workshop Max Capacity - 48

08:30

Creative Approaches to Teaching Christian Living & Scripture
Bible, religion, and Christian-living classes shouldn’t be just theoretical in practice, or confined to a classroom. So how do we teach Bible in our classrooms? Is it all about memory or how we feel? Is it about handouts and tests or visual expressions of community? Is it teacher-directed, or student-directed? Bible class could be the forerunner of innovation and differentiated learning. So...how do we get there? This session will be part presentation, part roundtable discussion on resources we all can use in Religious and Bible classes.

Speakers
avatar for Shaun Smith

Shaun Smith

Campus Pastor/Religious Education Coordinator, Elk Island Public Schools
Bible, religion, and Christian-living classes shouldn’t be just theoretical in practice, or confined to a classroom. So how do we teach Bible in our classrooms? Is it all about memory or how we feel? Is it about handouts and tests or visual expressions of community? Is it teacher-directed, or student-directed? Bible class could be the forerunner of innovation and differentiated learning. So...how do we get there? This session will be part... Read More →


Friday February 10, 2017 08:30 - 10:30
Shaw CC: Salon 15/16 9797 Jasper Ave
  • Room Details Workshop Max Capacity - 48
  • Grade Focus General
  • Tags English

08:30

Stop working harder then your students
The iClasse initiative helps the teacher get away from student selection / competition tasks, and instead, concentrate on the task of transmitting knowledge. Thus, young people can learn rather than be under constant stress. Come experience this new way of a buttom-up innovation. Our mission is to support teachers, pedagogical consultants and parents with the integration of technology in school and at home with an emphasis on perseverance, engagement, motivation and student self-esteem.

Speakers
PB

Philippe BRESEE

From Edmonton , Alberta, Philippe teaches grade 6 at Notre-Dame-des-Monts School in Canmore since 2011. He graduated BA in education from Campus St- Jean with specialties in social - studies and physical education , and then completed a BA in law at the University of Ottawa. After working some time as a lawyer, he decided to make a career change and to get involved in education. He enjoys sharing his interest in current affairs and new... Read More →
avatar for Pierre Poulin

Pierre Poulin

Founder, iClasse
Searching for a way to tap into the hidden strengths that all "stuchers" have. | ᐱᔦᕐ POULIN • iClasse CEO | www.ppoulin.com / @ppoulin | Consultant START - 1st Nations Edu Advisor / CEA Think Tank Canada | Coéducation transgénérationnelle / UdOttawa Sessionnal Lecturer


  • Room Details Workshop Max Capacity - 70
  • Grade Focus General
  • Tags English

08:30

Exciting Zentagle Collages

Help you students to relax in a creative way. The artistic mélange of images, patterns and colours is also a confidence booster since it is next to impossible to mess up a Zentangle art project. The level of difficulty can be adjusted according to the grade level taught. Participants will be provided with a set of handouts and a PowerPoint presentation that can be used directly in their art classrooms. Open to art and general teachers of grades 3- 12. All supplies provided by instructor. $10 registration fee.

Speakers
avatar for Izabella Orzelski

Izabella Orzelski

Artistic Director, ARTIZA LTD.
Izabella holds an MFA from the New York Academy of Art and a Ph.D. in education from the University of Alberta. Her awards and grants include Winspear Fund Grant and Dahesh Museum Award in New York. Among her commissions are portraits of Lois Hole, former Lieutenant Governor of Alberta, and Dr. Grant MacEwan. She exhibits across Canada and presents at national and international art education related conferences. Izabella has been an art... Read More →


  • Room Details Workshop Max Capacity - 50
  • Grade Focus General
  • Tags English

09:00

Enhancing Systems to Improve Student Attendance
Attending school on a regular basis is fundamental to the positive development of academic, language, social, and work-related skills. In Alberta, up to 100,000 students are impacted by school absenteeism and are at significant risk of negative future outcomes, such as economic disadvantage, incarceration, and mental health challenges. Recognizing the prevalence of absenteeism, Rocky View Schools launched the Attendance Innovation Campaign which aimed to educate communities as to the importance of attendance, empower schools to utilize data to monitor and improve practice, and eliminate barriers to student attendance through a system of tiered interventions. This innovating approach was expected to increase attendance rates, improve academic achievement, and boost school engagement across its four pilot schools.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Mitchell Colp

Dr. Mitchell Colp

Project Lead, Rocky View Schools
Dr. Mitchell Colp is a registered provisional psychologist and seasoned statistical consultant with experience in the fields of education, psychology, and medicine. Mitchell is currently employed by Rocky View Schools as the Attendance Innovation Campaign Coordinator, where he manages the implementation of a response-to-intervention model for addressing problematic attendance across the division.
avatar for Mrs. Kristy McConnell

Mrs. Kristy McConnell

Psychologist, Rocky View Schools
Kristy is a registered psychologist with Rocky View Schools. Kristy collaborates with educators, students, parents, and other professionals to create safe, healthy, and supportive learning environments that strengthen connections between home, school, and the community for all students. Previous to her work as a school psychologist, Kristy was a special education teacher for a number of years and provided counselling services at an Employee and... Read More →
avatar for Mr. Chris Pawluk

Mr. Chris Pawluk

Lead Psychologist, Rocky View Schools
Chris Pawluk, BA, M.Ed Psych, PG. Dip Psych, R. Psych. Lead Psychologist for Rocky View Schools. Responsible for enhancing the Social-Emotional, Behavioural, and Mental Well Being of all Rocky View Students through supports to schools and collaboration with a wide range of stakeholders, including 52 divisional staff. Chris provides professional learning sessions for teacher and school staff, supervises psychologists, and works closely with... Read More →



Friday February 10, 2017 09:00 - 10:00
Shaw CC: Salon 5/6 9797 Jasper Ave
  • Room Details Lecture Max Capacity - 120
  • Grade Focus General
  • Tags English

09:00

Show Me the Money - When Your Budget Just Won't Cut It
Many teachers are reaching into their own pockets to fund their programs. This session will show you how to access different grants and even create a proposal for an ongoing sponsorship.

Speakers
MJ

Mike Johnson

I began working for Alberta Advanced and moved to teaching. I have taught in many different settings; from the inner city, the suburbs, and rural. My passion is teaching many different CTS programs, and social studies. I work hard at including social justice in the classroom.


Friday February 10, 2017 09:00 - 10:00
MacEwan - Alberta College: Rm 201 10050 MacDonald Drive
  • Room Details Classroom Max Capacity - 20

09:00

Skills Canada Alberta
Skills Canada Alberta serves to reposition trade and technical careers as a first choice career option for youth in Alberta. Find out how educators and students (7-12) can benefit from our Junior High Skills Exploration Day, Provincial and National competitions, field trip and Try-A-Trade opportunities or Skills in the Classroom presentations that open student's minds to the career possibilities available to them when they think BIG!

Speakers
avatar for Becky Peterson

Becky Peterson

Education Coordinator, Skills Canada Alberta
Skills Canada Alberta serves to reposition trade and technical careers as a first choice career option for youth in Alberta. Find out how educators and students (7-12) can benefit from our Junior High Skills Exploration Day/Design Thinking, Provincial and National competitions, field trip and Try-A-Trade opportunities or Skills in the Classroom presentations that open student's minds to the career possibilities available to them when they think... Read More →


Friday February 10, 2017 09:00 - 10:00
Westin: Alberta Rm 10135 100 St NW, Edmonton
  • Room Details Lecture Max Capacity - 110

09:00

A Myriad of Ideas for Kindergarten
Ipad apps, games and an array of activities to make learning through play fun in your classroom!

Speakers
KS

Kim Sharp

I have been teaching for 15 years with Elk Island Public Schools. The majority of this time has been in Kindergarten. I am always looking for fun and creative ways to teach and to incorporate the 'learn through play' approach. Teaching is my passion :)


Friday February 10, 2017 09:00 - 10:00
Westin: Saskatchewan Rm 10135 100 St NW
  • Room Details Workshop Max Capacity - 210
  • Grade Focus K-3
  • Tags English

09:00

Aboriginal youth and education
Gabrielle Scrimshaw is a young Dene woman with a passion to create social impact. Because Gabrielle is First Nations, she was born with some daunting numbers stacked against her. She was three times more likely to be unemployed, be underfunded in her quest for education, and more likely to drop out of high school than finish it. In the face of these raw circumstances, she worked hard to follow her heart and was encouraged by many educators along the way. In this inspirational tale, she discusses how everyday actions from teachers can make a large impact, while sharing information about Canada’s growing Aboriginal community.

Speakers
avatar for Gabrielle Scrimshaw

Gabrielle Scrimshaw

Gabrielle Scrimshaw is a young professional with a passion to create social impact. Named "One of 3 Young Aboriginal Canadians to Watch" by the Huffington Post, Gabrielle was born in Northern Canada and is a proud member of the Hatchet Lake First Nation. Over the past nine years, she has studied international business and policy in Australasia, Asia, the Americas, Africa, and Europe. In 2010, Gabrielle became the youngest Associate accepted... Read More →


Friday February 10, 2017 09:00 - 10:00
Shaw CC: Hall C 9797 Jasper Ave
  • Room Details Lecture Max Capacity - 2100
  • Chairperson Pam Arnason - Parkland #10
  • Grade Focus General
  • Tags English

09:00

Creating safe spaces: Using arts to explore and affirm LGBTQ youth identities
The arts can be a safe haven for many youth, especially those who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans or queer. This presentation explores ways in which arts-based education can help sexual and gender minority youth explore identity, build resilience, and find community through spaces such as gay-straight alliances and Camp fYrefly, which is summer youth leadership retreat that has been operating in Alberta for over 13 years. Learn how arts-informed, community-based education can help to reveal, resist, and redeploy hetero and gendernormative discourses and their impact on the lives of LGBTQ and allied youth.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Kris Wells

Dr. Kris Wells

Faculty Director, Institute for Sexual Minority Studies and Services, University of Alberta
Dr. Kristopher Wells is an Assistant Professor and iSMSS Faculty Director, Institute for Sexual Minority Studies and Services, University of Alberta. With Dr. Andre P. Grace he is the Co-Founder of Camp fYrefly, which is Canada’s only national leadership retreat for sexual and gender minority youth. Kris is the author of the Alberta Government’s new homophobic and transphobic bullying and gay-straight alliance resources.


Friday February 10, 2017 09:00 - 10:00
Citadel Theatre: The club 9828 101A Avenue Northwest Edmonton
  • Room Details Lecture Max Capacity - 160
  • Chairperson Michael Tyron - Sturgeon #27
  • Grade Focus General
  • Tags English

09:00

Make 'Em Gory
Learn the basics of gore makeup: bruises, black eyes, cuts, scars and dueling wounds…..all on a budget. The skills can be used in a number or courses including Drama and Film Studies as a practical and fun hands-on activity. With all the TV shows and movies focusing on violence and gore, this unit will begin to diffuse the fascination. Come in healthy; exit looking like you need medical leave.

Speakers
GW

Gail Whiteford

A drama teacher for 35 years, in Australia and Calgary Gail is presently teaching Drama Education at U of C, while still teaching workshops at schools in Alberta and British Columbia. Gail has presented sessions at Calgary Teachers’ Convention, CARFAC, Alberta Fine Arts Council, Edmonton, Red Deer and Lethbridge Teachers’ Conventions. She has written 2 books on the subject of stage violence as well as 5 teaching manuals. Gail has... Read More →


Friday February 10, 2017 09:00 - 10:00
MacEwan - Alberta College: Rm 208 10050 MacDonald Drive
  • Room Details Classroom Max Capacity - 20
  • Chairperson Shannon Dunsmuir - Greater Black Gold #8
  • Grade Focus 7-12
  • Tags English

09:00

Le renouvèlement du curriculum — qu’est-ce que c’est et qu’est-ce que ça veut dire pour moi?
Alberta Education a entrepris en septembre un grand projet de renouvèlement du curriculum de la maternelle à la 12e année. Cette session vous permettra d’en apprendre davantage sur le projet et de découvrir comment vous pouvez vous préparer à ce changement à venir.

Speakers
avatar for Marie-Josée Verret

Marie-Josée Verret

Consortium provincial francophone
Marie-Josée Verret is a Consultante en apprentissage professionnel with the Consortium provincial francophone.



Friday February 10, 2017 09:00 - 10:00
Shaw CC: Salon 17/18 9797 Jasper Ave
  • Room Details Workshop Max Capacity - 48
  • Grade Focus General
  • Tags French

09:00

Au cœur de l’inclusion scolaire!
Aujourd’hui, la salle de classe contemporaine reflète la pluralité de sa communauté. Elle présente une diversité riche et complexe animée par l’identité, la capacité et les choix personnels de ses membres. Au nom de l’inclusion, les enseignants et les directions d’établissements scolaires sont invités à célébrer les différences individuelles des apprenants et des apprenantes en développant des pratiques d’enseignement offrant des situations d’apprentissage diversifiées et adaptées à leurs besoins. L’inclusion scolaire suscite différentes réactions chez les membres d’une communauté. Pour les uns, elle procure un moment de soulagement, de liberté voire de bonheur. Pour les autres, elle suscite encore des moments de détresse ou d’appréhension. Mais au-delà des émotions et de l’effort que l’inclusion scolaire amène, existe un enfant ou un jeune qui risque d’être exclu. La présentatrice de cette conférence se positionne dans un contexte inclusif et exploite le principe de la dé-normalisation pour guider ses pratiques en tant que formatrice. Sa présentation offrira le point de vue des élèves, ceux et celles qui forment le cœur de chacune des histoires en inclusion scolaire.

Speakers
avatar for Angela AuCoin

Angela AuCoin

Professeur-chercheur, Université de Moncton
Angela AuCoin, Ph.D. œuvre à l'Université de Moncton depuis 2003 et consacre l’ensemble de ses activités de recherche et d’enseignement à préparer les enseignants et les enseignantes à la philosophie et aux pratiques reliées à la gestion de la diversité. En 2012, elle publia conjointement avec Gordon L. Porter (C.M., O.N.B.) "Consolider l’inclusion pour consolider nos écoles" soit le dernier rapport provincial qui fait état de... Read More →


  • Room Details Lecture Max Capacity - 215
  • Chairperson Guy Perreault - L'Unité Locale Francophone #24
  • Grade Focus General
  • Tags French

09:00

Developing and enhancing students as effective learners: The case for Metacognition
There is no doubt that education faces many challenges, and that there are many ideas proposed to meet these challenges. However, while some look for ‘new’ ideas, many of which are bound for the fad waste bin, proposals to improve students’ learning that are grounded in existing empirical research are often overlooked or even unknown to many. Developing and enhancing students’ metacognition is known to enhance their learning and self-regulation, and also their dispositions to learning. Metacognition is defined as an individual’s knowledge, control and awareness of his/her thinking and learning processes and the thinking and learning processes of others. All students are metacognitive to some extent, but often their learning processes and strategies are appropriate for the learning they are asked to undertake. There is a need for students to be explicitly taught about how to think and learn in concert with the material and skills to be learned. This requires considerations of alternatives to existing pedagogies that attend explicitly to, in the first instance, students’ declarative, procedural and conditional knowledge of the thinking and learning strategies required to learn and apply new material and skills. Often these considerations involve exploring how learning and thinking are described and explained to students.

Speakers
avatar for Greg Thomas

Greg Thomas

Professor, The University of Alberta
Dr. Gregory P. Thomas is a faculty member at the University of Alberta with a focus on learning theory and science education. In particular, he focuses on metacognition theory and the development and enhancement of students' metacognition in everyday classrooms. He began his career as a high school chemistry and biology teacher in Australia in 1988 and won a National Excellence in Teaching Award in 1996. He spent almost 10 years teaching high... Read More →




Friday February 10, 2017 09:00 - 10:00
Shaw CC: Salon 3 9797 Jasper Ave
  • Room Details Classroom Max Capacity - 90

09:00

Fishing for Answers
Fishing for Answers looks into how ADHD impacts a child’s brain differently, each child can look quite different in the classroom. Children with ADHD exhibit a range of symptoms: some seem to bounce off the walls, some daydream constantly, and others just can’t seem to follow the rules. It continues where our session last year called Sweaty Eyes ended. This session provides teachers with a number of coping strategies while following a specific child as he travels from kindergarten to high school and the coping skills developed by his teachers, relatives, and he as they learn how to deal with ADHD.

Speakers
avatar for Tom Dirsa

Tom Dirsa

Author
Author Tom Dirsa grew up on the tip of Cape Cod in Massachusetts. After graduating from university, he moved to Alberta, Canada for two years, which became a lifetime. | After a successful career as a teacher, basketball coach, and a school administrator that took him and his wife, Margaret, to New England, Saskatchewan, and many communities throughout Alberta, they retired to Leduc, Alberta. | Tom has published a series of children picture books... Read More →


Friday February 10, 2017 09:00 - 10:00
Westin: Leduc Rm 10135 100 St NW
  • Room Details Lecture Max Capacity - 80

09:00

Fifty Ways to Leave Your Lecture
In this lively energetic session, discover over fifty practical interactive brain-compatible strategies that can be used to break up lectures and actively engage students. Learn nine ways to increase student participation in class discussions. Receive dozens of simple ways to motivate attention and retention. Strategies shared and modeled are particularly effective for reluctant learners in the classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Rick Smith

Rick Smith

Owner, President, Conscious Teaching
Rick Smith has shared practical teaching strategies to over a hundred thousand teachers and teacher-trainers worldwide, including two years training American Peace Corps Volunteer Teachers in Ghana, West Africa. Rick was a classroom teacher for fourteen years, focusing primarily on students-at-risk. He's been a mentor and mentor coordinator, and has taught in both Elementary and Secondary Credential programs in northern California._x000D_ Rick... Read More →



Friday February 10, 2017 09:00 - 10:00
Shaw CC: Salon 8 9797 Jasper Ave
  • Room Details Lecture Max Capacity - 320
  • Grade Focus General
  • Tags English

09:00

Steam What?
Robots, floating ships, a cloud of steam, a loud clicking clock, and the annoying grinding of gears - all have what in common? All of these elements can be found in steampunk fiction. Steampunk is an exciting sub-genre of speculative fiction –a combination of fantasy and science fiction. You many also want to add an element of a thriller, mystery, or romance. This session will give you a glimpse into these obscure and interesting worlds. You will be presented with a springboard of ideas for developing steampunk plots, characters, and settings.

Speakers
avatar for Bronwen Strembiski

Bronwen Strembiski

Author
In a world of infinite possibilities, why settle for one option in life? I am many things, & I can be many more. The only limit is my imagination. I am an individual with passion & energy to burn. I am a published writer, educator, speaker, volunteer, mental health advocate, artist, & entrepreneur.



Friday February 10, 2017 09:00 - 10:00
Westin: Yukon Rm 10135 100 St NW
  • Room Details Classroom Max Capacity - 80

09:00

Make Memories in the Mountains!
The Palisades Stewardship Education Centre in Jasper National Park is devoted to providing nature immersion programs that help students become personally connected to their environment, develop a sense of place and belonging, and move towards active ambassadorship. Ecological, geographical, energy and physical literacy can be fostered at the centre. Join the education liaison in this session and learn about the many ways the centre can support your students - grades 7-12. We offer a host of programs: CTS modules, CTF Challenge Trips, General Outdoor Education, Junior High Science and more!!! The Palisades Stewardship Education Centre is the result of a unique partnership between Parks Canada and Grande Yellowhead Regional School Division. At this session, you will learn about current research in environmental and experiential education, strategies to incorporate outdoor learning into your own classroom, and how to organize a field trip to Parks Canada's full service education centre in Jasper National Park. The Palisades Stewardship Education Centre is committed to providing real world learning opportunities that connect students to their environment. The competencies outlined in Inspiring Education are inherent in the programs. Through communication, teamwork, stewardship and mountain recreation, students are connected to their natural environment and become lifelong ambassadors. Problem solving, collaboration and leadership skills will be enhanced as students work and learn in cooperative groups, solve challenges and explore concepts in an alternative outdoor environment. *Programming at the centre is available in French as well.

Speakers
avatar for Barbara Schmidt

Barbara Schmidt

Education Liaison (seconded teacher), The Palisades Stewardship Education Centre
Barbara Schmidt has a Bachelor of Education from the University of Regina and a Masters in Educational Contexts from the University of Calgary. She has 17 years of teaching experience at the junior high level and is an outdoor enthusiast. She is a Canadian Wildlife Federation "Wild" facilitator and can train teachers to be Wild educators. As a GYPSD teacher, she is currently working with Parks Canada on an interchange agreement and is the... Read More →


  • Room Details Workshop Max Capacity - 100

09:00

Singing Games and So Much More!
Singing games are a favorite activity in music classes. Use the children’s love of playing games to teach rhythm and melody and to get kids creating their own music. In this session Denise will teach some new games that your students will love!

Speakers
avatar for Denise Gagne

Denise Gagne

Owner, Themes & Variations
Denise Gagne has taught instrumental, choral and classroom music from babies and preschool to College levels . She has degrees in music and education, as well as Level 3 certification in both Kodaly and Orff. Denise has authored or edited many publications including the Musicplay K-6 elementary music curriculum.


Friday February 10, 2017 09:00 - 10:00
Westin: Strathcona Rm 10135 100 St NW
  • Room Details Open Max Capacity - 100

09:00

Traditional Aboriginal Games
Limited Capacity seats available

Please join me in this workshop are we explore various Traditional Aboriginal Games and how school staff can use them within their classroom, school and amongst staff. You will be provided with an explanation of each game, strategies on how to use the game, explanation on curriculum fit and time to practice the game. You will be given an opportunity to make some of the games to take back to your school and use. Some of the games we will cover are: Run and Scream; Ring the Stick; Hand Pull, Foot Pull, Match Stick Pull and Mini Hand Games, etc. Please come prepare to run and play.

Speakers
GB

Glenda Bristow

Tansi, Hello, My name is Glenda Bristow. I am Cree originally from Frog Lake First Nations. I reside in the rural community of Heinsburg, AB. I presently work as the Director of Technology/Programs for St. Paul Education Regional Division No. 1. and have been a part of this education family for 15 years. Within my role, I manage and supervise Division Technology, First Nations, Métis and Inuit Education, Division Career Counselling along with... Read More →


Friday February 10, 2017 09:00 - 10:00
Westin: BC Rm 10135 100 St NW
  • Room Details Max Capacity - 49
  • Chairperson Mike Belecky - Evergreen #11
  • Grade Focus General
  • Tags English

09:00

Innovative Chemistry Demos Lecture Series V – Maki(Ng) Science Spectacular!
Continue your spectacular science journey with Michael and his staff as he brings you the fifth of his ten part Classic Demo Lecture Series. The fun, easy & inexpensive science demonstrations will not only wow your students at the dinner table – but will bring back that love of science on magic, clouds, balloons with “pointy things”, floating objects, party tricks, and bubbles in a bubble with a person inside! Spectacular!

Speakers
avatar for Michael Ng

Michael Ng

Paul Kane High School
Michael Ng Chemistry 20/30 | Accomplished concert pianist and artist since age 5. The world of science can be an enjoyable part of daily life. Dedicated and innovative in making "Science fun". Michael now appears monthly on Morning Global News TV Edmonton demonstrating his true passion for making science learning fun.


Friday February 10, 2017 09:00 - 10:00
Shaw CC: Salon 2 9797 Jasper Ave
  • Room Details Workshop Max Capacity - 120
  • Chairperson Charlene Purcha - St. Thomas Aquinas #45
  • Grade Focus 7-12
  • Tags English

09:00

I teach in a zoo, and you should too!
Having animals in the classroom can be a rewarding experience for teachers, students and pets alike. We will go through the pros and cons of having a pet in your classroom and help you select one that is a good fit for your individual teaching situation. What do you do with pets over the break? What about allergies? How do you incorporate the pets into your lessons? Animals will be on hand to answer these and many other questions.

Speakers
LB

Lyssa Bencz

Lyssa teaches Biology at Parkland Composite High School. She has been teaching at PCHS for the past 6 years. Lyssa is well known for having many pets at home and at school. At school she currently has turtles, lizards, fish, mice and guineq pigs. At home she has chickens, horses, ducks, goats, cats and dogs.


Friday February 10, 2017 09:00 - 10:00
Westin: Turner Valley Rm 10135 100 St NW
  • Room Details Workshop Max Capacity - 80

09:00

The 5E Learning Cycle in the Science Classroom
Are you looking for a tried and true method of teaching Science that is both practical to use in the classroom and that is grounded by research? The 5E Instructional Model has been around for almost 30 years, and so is a well established approach to science instruction that you may not have heard of before. It's a constructivist teaching strategy grounded in research that is consistent with cognitive theories of learning. Plus, it offers a practical lesson planning structure and is a way to approach instruction in a meaningful way. This session will introduce you to the 5E model and encourage you to Engage, Explore, Explain, Elaborate and Evaluate!

Speakers
TB

Tyler Buchan

Teacher, Salisbury Composite High School
Tyler Buchan is a teacher at Salisbury Composite High School in Sherwood Park. He has taught science for over 15 years at schools in Alberta, Burkina Faso and Jamaica. He is also currently a Masters student at Montana State University in the Masters of Science in Science Education program.


Friday February 10, 2017 09:00 - 10:00
Shaw CC: Salon 1 9797 Jasper Ave
  • Room Details Workshop Max Capacity - 40

09:00

The Friends You Want to Have
A brief history of time as a teacher and as a volunteer in international collaboration. The session will focus on the problems faced by teachers and students in Canada and in the developing world by comparing and contrasting. The session will hopefully inspire everyone to strive to be a better teacher and more understanding of the family culture from which each child comes to us. The session will also try to help everyone know more about International Development and how teachers and students can help. Teachers will learn how to apply to volunteer with A.T.A. on International Projects and how to make more ethical contributions to International Development.

Speakers
MC

Martyn Chapman

Substitute Teacher, Retired
Martyn Chapman grew up in England and taught for forty years, mostly in Alberta, but also in the U.K. and the Caribbean. He taught Mathematics, Physics and Electronics, has been a school administrator and coached volleyball, soccer, badminton and school reach. Recently Martyn has been extensively involved in Development Assistance, mostly in Africa, with A.T.A./C.T.F. and Northern Youth Abroad. He has been part of nine teams going to Africa... Read More →


Friday February 10, 2017 09:00 - 10:00
Shaw CC: Salon 9 9797 Jasper Ave
  • Room Details Lecture Max Capacity - 250

09:00

Rage Age: How to Reach and Connect With Angry Adolescent Girls
Aggressive angry adolescent girls are an increasing fallacy of female empowerment in our schools requiring intensive services and monopolizing crucial amounts of time by school staff. Gain insight and understanding of their provocative, self destructive and conflicting behaviour. Learn how to be a champion to and create a dream team for these girls within your settings. Gain and practice tools on how to relate to and intervene with this hard to reach population to help them develop in to resilient competent young women.

Speakers
avatar for Ana Schlosser

Ana Schlosser

Registered Provisional Psychologist, Private Practice Psychologist @ www.medicinehatcounselling.ca
Ana is currently working in private practice specializing in self harm and sexual behavior problems as well as coordinating the New Ways for Families program. Ana has years of experience dealing with severe emotionally/behaviorally disturbed youth in various settings and roles.


Friday February 10, 2017 09:00 - 11:00
Shaw CC: Salon 10 9797 Jasper Ave
  • Room Details Classroom Max Capacity - 100
  • Chairperson Iain Jamieson - Sturgeon #27
  • Grade Focus 7-12
  • Tags English

09:00

Education for Reconciliation: Understanding the Legacy of Residential Schools
Residential schools were agents of assimilation and cultural genocide for First Nations, Métis and Inuit children across Canada. Today, Alberta schools are working towards reconciliation by cultivating positive and respectful relationships among both Indigenous and Non-Indigenous students.

This workshop will examine the history, impacts, and legacy of residential schools including the effects of intergenerational trauma associated with the very real in today’s society. Tools, resources and strategies that contribute to the development of mutually respectful relations between Indigenous and non Indigenous Canadians will be explored. Participants will leave honouring the TRC’s Calls to Action and make a professional and personal commitment to action.

Speakers
avatar for Cheryl Devin

Cheryl Devin

Walking Together Program Consultant, Alberta Teachers' Association
Cheryl has 25 years of award-winning teaching experience at the junior high level in a variety of subject areas, including language arts, social studies and science. Her family comes from St Paul, Lac la Biche, and the Buffalo Lake Métis Settlement. Cheryl enjoys a variety of outdoor pursuits with her husband and two sons. She is currently on secondment from Edmonton Public Schools and is working on the ATA's Walking Together: Education for... Read More →
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Etienna Moostoos-Lafferty

Walking Together Program Consultant, Alberta Teachers' Association
Etienna Moostoos-Lafferty is a member of the Sturgeon Lake Cree nation and was raised in Grande Prairie, Alberta. Etienna graduated from the University of Alberta and has taught both on-reserve and off-reserve and in public and Catholic school districts. Etienna lives in Edmonton and currently works as a Walking Together Consultant for the Alberta Teachers' Association.

Sponsors


Friday February 10, 2017 09:00 - 11:00
Westin: Manitoba Rm 10135 100 St NW
  • Room Details Workshop Max Capacity - 240
  • Grade Focus General
  • Tags English

09:00

Bouge et Joue grâce à la Littératie physique
Comment favoriser l’apprentissage d’habileté locomotrice, d’équilibre et de la manipulation des objets chez les enfants? Comment rendre cet apprentissage actif et amusant? Comment établir des liens entre le développement moteur et l’apprentissage cognitives? Cet atelier interactif apportera les enseignants à mieux comprendre les notions de la littératie physique, les ressources disponibles en français et comment intégrer le tout dans son plan pédagogique. Apportez vos espadrilles et soyez prêts à bouger, jouer et apprendre!

Speakers
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François Boucher

François Boucher est détenteur de Baccalauréat en enseignement de l'éducation physique et de la santé et d'une maîtrise en sciences de l'activité physique avec mémoire de l’Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières. Pour sa maîtrise François s'est spécialisé dans la développement moteur. Avec son mémoire intitulé: "EFFETS DE L’OBÉSITÉ PRÉCOCE SUR LE CONTRÔLE DE LA POSTURE ET DU MOUVEMENT LORS D’UNE TÂCHE DE POINTAGE... Read More →
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Monique Witzell

Originaire de la Nouvelle-Écosse, Monique Witzell détient un baccalauréat en récréologie de l’Université de Moncton. Dans son rôle de directrice de la Fédération du sport francophone de l'Alberta (FSFA) qu'elle occupe depuis 2011, elle a développé de nombreuses formations pour appuyer les intervenants scolaires et communautaires à intégrer l'activité physique et la santé dans leur programmation quotidienne.


Friday February 10, 2017 09:00 - 12:00
Offsite - Edmonton 10005 84 St NW
  • Room Details None
  • Grade Focus K-6
  • Tags French

09:00

More Watercolor with Willie
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Watercolor made easy. Fun and painless ways to understand how watercolor works. create a finished piece in one day.

Speakers
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Willie Wong

Owner, Kamena gallery and frames ltd
WILLIE WONG Born in Malaysian Borneo, land of the head hunters, in 1959, this vanishing tropical island of exotic flowers and birds influenced Willie Wong to study art in various locations throughout South East Asia under various renowned Chinese artists. After completing the Senior Cambridge examinations, Willie settled in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada in 1979. There he studied at both the Alberta College and the University of Alberta. Embracing... Read More →


Friday February 10, 2017 09:00 - 16:00
Offsite: Sherwood Park
  • Room Details Workshop

09:00

Outdoor Council of Canada - Field Leader Certification (Day 2 of 2)
Have you ever wanted to take students on day hikes or outdoors, but felt reluctant about the legalities and safety of taking people outside? This 2 day course offers a systematic approach to planning and managing a hiking activity for one day. Day one will include an 8 hour day of indoor training, and day two will be aprox. 8 hours outdoors (come dressed for the weather!). Upon preregistration in the course, students will be emailed a 60 page manual and quizzes, which they will be required to read and complete before attending the course. Graduates of the FL (Hiking) course are qualified to lead one day trips into class 1 hiking terrain.

Speakers
avatar for Nathan Clark

Nathan Clark

Teacher, Grand Yellowhead Public School Division
Nathan Clark is a teacher at Jasper Junior/Senior High School. He is an avid outdoor enthusiast, and holds several certifications with various outdoor associations, including The Outdoor Council of Canada, Interpretive Guides Association, The Association of Canadian Mountain Guides, and the Red Cross Wilderness First Aid program. He envisions a future where more and more teachers are able to provide access for young people to the outdoors... Read More →


Friday February 10, 2017 09:00 - 16:30
Offsite - Jasper
  • Room Details Max Capacity - 20
  • Grade Focus General
  • Tags English

10:15

«Speed dating» dans un cours des maths????? Niveau 4e -9e
Dans cette session interactive, nous allons explorer différentes tâches mathématiques qui se prêtent au speed dating. Speed dating s’assure que tous les élèves sont engagés, impliqués et motivés à participer. Grâce à speed dating, la différenciation est intégrée dans l'activité. Aussi l’élève peut s’auto évaluer sur le coup en prenant conscience de ses faiblesses et ses forces par l’objectif enseigné. En tant qu'enseignant, nous obtenons une rétroaction immédiate d’où l’élève se situe dans son apprentissage et quels sont les objectifs qui requient une attention particulière.

Speakers
avatar for Doris Duret

Doris Duret

I have been teaching math for over 20 years, and a few years ago, I graduated from Simon Fraser University with a masters in Mathematics Education: numeracy. In 2016, I presented at ACPI ( a National French Immersion conference) and those who attended my session enjoyed the fact that they tried out the different tasks, that they were up moving about, and that the tasks could be adapted and used Monday morning.


Friday February 10, 2017 10:15 - 11:15
Shaw CC: Salon 17/18 9797 Jasper Ave
  • Room Details Workshop Max Capacity - 48
  • Grade Focus 7-9
  • Tags French

10:30

Fort McMurray Evacuation: In loco parentis Redefined
Kevin Bergen is the principal of Fort McMuray Composite High School. On May 3, 2016, he watched as the fire know as "The Beast" approached his school. It forced the evacuation of 90,000 people, and with it 11,000 students. What followed was unprecedented in the teaching profession, as school staff were forced, in some cases, to choose between their own families, and the lives of the children in their schools. Mr. Bergen will share his personal experiences of the reality of "in loco parentis" in a whole new light. He will also share the experiences trying to create a "new normal" for staff and students who have returned to the community and school.

Speakers
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Kevin Bergen

Principal, Fort McMurray Composite High School
Kevin Bergen has been an administrator in Fort McMurray for the past 5 years. Prior to that, he was principal in Slave Lake and a teacher in Edson and Hinton. He was the Principal at Composite High School May 3, 2016 when fire raced through Fort McMurray. He continues to lead that school as it tries to rebuild and reclaim a normalcy for Fort McMurray students.


  • Room Details Lecture Max Capacity - 215
  • Chairperson Myra Rybotycki - Parkland #10

10:30

Student Directed Learning & Authentic Assessements
Scott Onuczko is a CTS teacher in Spruce Grove Alberta and in this session he will share how he has set up his Communication Technology Program as a fully student directed learning environment. Scott runs multi-level courses at the 10, 20, 30 level and offers a wide range of different Communication Technology courses that students are able to choose from when they take his course. Scott will go through how he uses the online learning environment Moodle to handle the logistics of 30 students doing 30 different things all at the same time, and he will also share how the students in his program all design projects based on their individual interests, skills and strengths. He will also show how he has worked in real life authentic learning experiences into his Communication Technology program and share some of the benefits and costs of doing so.

Speakers
avatar for Scott Onuczko

Scott Onuczko

Spruce Grove Composite High School
Scott Onuczko is the Department Head of the Career and Technology Studies department at Spruce Grove Composite High School in Parkland School Division No. 70. He currently teaches Communication Technology 10, 20 & 30 and his work in this program has earned him the honor of recently being the recipient of both the Alberta Excellence in Teaching Award and the Prime Minister's Award for Excellence in Teaching.


  • Room Details Workshop Max Capacity - 100

10:30

Tune In: Transform Your Life one Note a Time
When we experience the right music, in the right way, transformation can happen - improved health, a boost in motivation, overall feelings of happiness, and stronger communities. Like music, Jennifer’s TUNE IN message is universal – it reaches people worldwide regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, or location. Learn what your listening habits, your music preferences, and your life’s soundtrack say about you - and why it matters for your health, productivity and happiness. During this music – infused presentation you will be entertained while receiving a huge dose of inspiration.  Jennifer will demonstrate how music, when used intentionally, can transform lives - one note at a time. TUNE IN is the perfect added NOTE to any conference. If you are looking for something educational, inspirational or transformative – this is it!

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Buchanan

Jennifer Buchanan

President, JB Music Therapy
A trail blazer in the field of music therapy Jennifer Buchanan has spent over two decades building a music therapy business. Bridging the gap between academic research in the area of music medicine and the public, Jennifer has spoken internationally to a wide variety of education, healthcare and corporate audiences. In addition to her healthcare background, Jennifer broadened her leadership experience by pursuing her MBA in Social... Read More →


Friday February 10, 2017 10:30 - 11:30
Shaw CC: Salon 8 9797 Jasper Ave
  • Room Details Lecture Max Capacity - 320
  • Chairperson Abi Henneberry - St. Albert Public #73
  • Grade Focus General
  • Tags English

10:30

Conscious Classroom Management- Innovative Strategies to Rock your classroom!
Fasten your seat belt! In this fast-paced, interactive keynote by international presenter Rick Smith, receive dozens of practical, eye-opening strategies teachers can use for managing students effectively, focusing on both prevention and intervention. Discover key ways that teachers can grow from inner-apology to inner-authority. Leave with easy-to-implement strategies that can be used right away, including: • Five non-verbal strategies to get kids focused and on-task • Four ways to de-escalate tension in the classroom • One proven method for turning around many of the toughest students • A dozen simple strategies for easy classroom transitions

Speakers
avatar for Rick Smith

Rick Smith

Owner, President, Conscious Teaching
Rick Smith has shared practical teaching strategies to over a hundred thousand teachers and teacher-trainers worldwide, including two years training American Peace Corps Volunteer Teachers in Ghana, West Africa. Rick was a classroom teacher for fourteen years, focusing primarily on students-at-risk. He's been a mentor and mentor coordinator, and has taught in both Elementary and Secondary Credential programs in northern California._x000D_ Rick... Read More →



Friday February 10, 2017 10:30 - 11:30
Shaw CC: Hall C 9797 Jasper Ave
  • Room Details Lecture Max Capacity - 2100
  • Chairperson Myra Rybotycki - Parkland #10
  • Grade Focus General
  • Tags English

10:30

Gender Diversity : 'Trans'cending the Classroom
Join Moderator Kris Wells and other panelists as they discuss the importance of their roles within Albertan Education, in the quest for equality. The panel discussion will be followed by a Q and A. Panel questions can be pre-submitted via twitter using the hashtag #NCTCAPanel.

Moderators
avatar for Dr. Kris Wells

Dr. Kris Wells

Faculty Director, Institute for Sexual Minority Studies and Services, University of Alberta
Dr. Kristopher Wells is an Assistant Professor and iSMSS Faculty Director, Institute for Sexual Minority Studies and Services, University of Alberta. With Dr. Andre P. Grace he is the Co-Founder of Camp fYrefly, which is Canada’s only national leadership retreat for sexual and gender minority youth. Kris is the author of the Alberta Government’s new homophobic and transphobic bullying and gay-straight alliance resources.

Speakers
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Carla Grant

Carla Grant is a non-compliant pharmacist, exceptional post-secondary educator, photographer, home-renovator, and overachieving mother. She was born and raised in Alberta where she attended the University of Alberta. She is a study in contrast - valedictorian at 18, recipient of the New York Festivals Grand Award for her radio documentary The Cause of Thunder at 30, and winner of the Commitment to Care award at 32. Carla has also had... Read More →
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Ella Grant

Ella Grant is a 16-year-old student nearing the end of a non-traditional path through 6 schools in the St. Albert and Edmonton area. While on the search for an optimal learning environment for an autistic transgender ginger, she gained a wealth of knowledge about what works and, unfortunately, what does not. Now comfortable with her true self, and mostly fluent in the language of girl, Ella provides a unique glimpse into the chaotic trials and... Read More →
avatar for Stephanie Shostak

Stephanie Shostak

Transgender Advocate
Stephanie is a Transgender Advocate from Edmonton, who is a Director/Board Member on the Trans Equality Society of Alberta (TESA) and who is one of the media spokespersons for TESA. TESA has a mandate to be a witness to and a voice for matters concerning Trans Albertans. In this role, she has assisted in bringing positive change to Trans Albertans by working with the previous and current provincial government to make changes to or to bring about... Read More →


Friday February 10, 2017 10:30 - 11:30
Citadel Theatre: The club 9828 101A Avenue Northwest Edmonton
  • Room Details Lecture Max Capacity - 160
  • Grade Focus General
  • Tags English

10:30

Developing and enhancing students as effective learners: The case for Metacognition REPEAT SESSION
There is no doubt that education faces many challenges, and that there are many ideas proposed to meet these challenges. However, while some look for ‘new’ ideas, many of which are bound for the fad waste bin, proposals to improve students’ learning that are grounded in existing empirical research are often overlooked or even unknown to many. Developing and enhancing students’ metacognition is known to enhance their learning and self-regulation, and also their dispositions to learning. Metacognition is defined as an individual’s knowledge, control and awareness of his/her thinking and learning processes and the thinking and learning processes of others. All students are metacognitive to some extent, but often their learning processes and strategies are appropriate for the learning they are asked to undertake. There is a need for students to be explicitly taught about how to think and learn in concert with the material and skills to be learned. This requires considerations of alternatives to existing pedagogies that attend explicitly to, in the first instance, students’ declarative, procedural and conditional knowledge of the thinking and learning strategies required to learn and apply new material and skills. Often these considerations involve exploring how learning and thinking are described and explained to students.

Speakers
avatar for Greg Thomas

Greg Thomas

Professor, The University of Alberta
Dr. Gregory P. Thomas is a faculty member at the University of Alberta with a focus on learning theory and science education. In particular, he focuses on metacognition theory and the development and enhancement of students' metacognition in everyday classrooms. He began his career as a high school chemistry and biology teacher in Australia in 1988 and won a National Excellence in Teaching Award in 1996. He spent almost 10 years teaching high... Read More →




Friday February 10, 2017 10:30 - 11:30
Shaw CC: Salon 3 9797 Jasper Ave
  • Room Details Classroom Max Capacity - 90

10:30

'Called to form consciences' - Amoris Laetitia and evangelization of conscience in the classroom
In 2016, following the synod on the family, Pope Francis promulgated the Apostolic Exhortation 'The Joy of Love'. Early on in the document the Pope states 'we have been called to form consciences, not to replace them' (par. 37). In a catholic educational context this 'we' encompasses the role of administrators, teachers and staff. In this session we will explore some of the important ramifications of this statement as it permeates our educational context.

Speakers
avatar for Stéphane Saulnier

Stéphane Saulnier

Associate Professor, Newman Theological College
Dr Stéphane Saulnier is currently Associate Professor at Newman Theological College in Edmonton, where he teaches in the areas of biblical studies, early church history and patristic theology, at undergraduate and graduate levels.Dr Saulnier holds a Doctorate in Theology from the University of Kent (UK) and has taught in higher education for the last 10 years in the UK (Canterbury Christ Church University), the USA (University of Notre Dame) and... Read More →


Friday February 10, 2017 10:30 - 11:30
MacEwan - Alberta College: Rm 201 10050 MacDonald Drive
  • Room Details Classroom Max Capacity - 20
  • Grade Focus None
  • Tags English

10:30

FNMI Literature to Engage Students and Enhance Your Classes K - 5
This session features literature and resources to engage your FNMI students while supporting FNMI education and perspectives in your classroom. Participants will explore many books and receive annotated lists linking the resources to your Science, Social, Language Arts and Health curriculum with a highlight on literature to teacher about the history of Residential Schools to young students. Additionally there are suggested activities and project packages for participants for use in their class tomorrow.

Speakers
avatar for Kerry Aiken

Kerry Aiken

Kerry Aiken holds undergraduate degrees in Education and Native American Studies and she just completed a Master of Educational Leadership. She has been teaching for 12 years and is in her fourth year as a Vice Principal at Summitview School. Kerry is an experienced presenter and has who has been sharing her passion with teachers in the areas of using literature to enhance Social Studies, using literature to engage FNMI students in all classes... Read More →


Friday February 10, 2017 10:30 - 11:30
Westin: Saskatchewan Rm 10135 100 St NW
  • Room Details Workshop Max Capacity - 210
  • Chairperson Janet Vader - Elk Island Public #28
  • Grade Focus K-6
  • Tags English

10:30

Walking in Another's Shoes: An interactive poverty simulation
Teachers will participate in a fun and interactive simulation. Each “player” is given an identity and must complete real world tasks (like finding a job, buying groceries, paying for daycare etc) in the form of a game. The purpose of the game is to enlighten students about the issues of poverty and wealth distribution. Teachers who attend will receive all the supplies they need in order to run the activity in their own classrooms.

Speakers

Friday February 10, 2017 10:30 - 11:30
Westin: Strathcona Rm 10135 100 St NW
  • Room Details Open Max Capacity - 100

10:30

A Thousand Words: Using Images in English
This session focuses on engaging students with images in a way that is outside the box. While it is important to understand technical aspects of imagery, it is more important to be able to respond and reflect to images in a personal and critical way. During this session, we will focus on various ways to use images within the English classroom - comics, students photography, and more. Participants will have an opportunity to view and respond to images throughout this session. Lesson ideas will be provided. Open your eyes and see that an image really is worth a thousand words.

Speakers
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Danielle Unger

Danielle Unger has been teaching Junior/Senior High English for the past three years. Prior to becoming a teacher, Danielle worked as an in-house trainer for the Alberta Motor Association for five years. Regardless of teaching setting, she believes in creating an engaging and risk-taking environment to help students learn about literature, life, and themselves. In addition to teaching, Danielle also owns a photography company, and is a talented... Read More →


Friday February 10, 2017 10:30 - 11:30
Shaw CC: Salon 1 9797 Jasper Ave
  • Room Details Workshop Max Capacity - 40

10:30

Catching Children Before they Fail: The Reading Readiness Screening Tool
Concerned about early reading skills? Identifying the risks of reading problems early and responding with timely, appropriate and effective interventions can significantly reduce the severity of a child's reading difficulties. The easy-to-use Reading Readiness Screening Tool for K-1 students helps identify phonological awareness and print-based reading weaknesses. The right insights and interventions can help overcome barriers to literacy for English-speaking and English-language learners.

Speakers
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Michele Pentyliuk

Registered Psychologist
Michele Pentyliuk, M.Ed., is a Registered Psychologist and Certified Teacher. She is in private practice where she conducts psycho-educational assessments and provides strategy instruction for individuals of all ages to enhance their learning and focus. Michele started her career as a Special Education teacher and educational consultant before embarking on her graduate program where she focused her studies on learning disability assessment and... Read More →



Friday February 10, 2017 10:30 - 11:30
Westin: Leduc Rm 10135 100 St NW
  • Room Details Lecture Max Capacity - 80
  • Chairperson Janet Vader - Elk Island Public #28
  • Grade Focus K-3
  • Tags English

10:30

Bring the Battle of Vimy Ridge Into Elementary Classrooms with Age-Appropriate Resources
April 9-12, 2017 will mark 100 years since Canadian troops accomplished the impossible at Vimy Ridge and in so doing, established a national identity. It’s an important learning opportunity but the horrors of this war make it difficult to present this battle to younger students in an appropriate way. Join author Sigmund Brouwer in an tour of teaching resources suitable for elementary students, including a way to show the significant First Nations contributions to the war efforts, and tie-ins to Remembrance Day.

Speakers
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Sigmund Brouwer

Author, Rock and Roll Literacy
With close to three million books in print, Sigmund Brouwer writes for both children and adults. In the last ten years, he has given writing workshops to students in schools from the Arctic Circle to inner city Los Angeles. One of his latest novels, The Last Disciple, earned Sigmund an appearance on ABC's Good Morning America. Sigmund and his family live half the year in Nashville, Tennessee, and half the year in Red Deer, Alberta.


Friday February 10, 2017 10:30 - 11:30
Shaw CC: Salon 9 9797 Jasper Ave
  • Room Details Lecture Max Capacity - 250
  • Grade Focus 4-6
  • Tags English

10:30

The Cell is a City (and the Other Lies That We Tell)
Reuben and Brad take you through the world of teaching High School Biology, Chemistry and Physics in those moments when you cross into the realm of "not quite the truth". In this session, we discuss the usefulness and shortcomings of models and analogies in teaching High School Science. Best practices in navigating the waters of "lying" to your students are offered as well as some humorous moments from the pair's teaching experience.

Speakers
avatar for Brad Langdale

Brad Langdale

Brad Langdale teaches Physics and other High School Science at Spruce Grove Composite High School in Spruce Grove, AB. He is a 21 handicap and bikes to school, like, every single day of the year.
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Reuben Mahaffy

Reuben Mahaffy teacher Biology and Chemistry at Spruce Grove Composite High School in Spruce Grove, AB. He lies to his students on a regular basis, sometimes even for pedagogical reasons.


Friday February 10, 2017 10:30 - 11:30
Shaw CC: Salon 2 9797 Jasper Ave
  • Room Details Workshop Max Capacity - 120
  • Chairperson Pam Arnason - Parkland #10
  • Grade Focus 10-12
  • Tags English

10:30

Traditional Aboriginal Games - REPEAT SESSION - CANCELLED

Please join me in this workshop are we explore various Traditional Aboriginal Games and how school staff can use them within their classroom, school and amongst staff. You will be provided with an explanation of each game, strategies on how to use the game, explanation on curriculum fit and time to practice the game. You will be given an opportunity to make some of the games to take back to your school and use. Some of the games we will cover are: Run and Scream; Ring the Stick; Hand Pull, Foot Pull, Match Stick Pull and Mini Hand Games, etc. Please come prepare to run and play.

Speakers
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Glenda Bristow

Tansi, Hello, My name is Glenda Bristow. I am Cree originally from Frog Lake First Nations. I reside in the rural community of Heinsburg, AB. I presently work as the Director of Technology/Programs for St. Paul Education Regional Division No. 1. and have been a part of this education family for 15 years. Within my role, I manage and supervise Division Technology, First Nations, Métis and Inuit Education, Division Career Counselling along with... Read More →


Friday February 10, 2017 10:30 - 11:30
Westin: BC Rm 10135 100 St NW
  • Room Details Open Max Capacity - 100
  • Chairperson Joanne Wallace - Pembina Hills #22
  • Grade Focus General
  • Tags English

10:30

Art Therapy Tiles
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Escape the chaos of everyday life by focusing on creating miniature works of art known as art therapy tiles.Take your own hand painted/decorated papers and turn them into small treasures by the simple process of doodling shapes and borders. Sally will share with you how to create very simple designs, patterns, borders and lettering to enhance your art tiles. This class offers a sense of relaxation and stress relief for those who take it. No experience necessary – great for kids and adults! To view this project, go to my website at www.sallytowerssybblis.com under the heading Art Classes.

Speakers
avatar for Sally Towers -Sybblis

Sally Towers -Sybblis

Artist
Sally Towers-Sybblis is a full time artist and calligrapher from Red Deer, Alberta. In her classes students are challenged to find their own inner artist by unleashing their innate capacity to create. Her teaching style is one that inspires and evokes joy through the process of creating. Her journey to become an artist began at Grant MacEwan University where she studied Fibre Arts and Visual Communications. Sally's desire to become an artist... Read More →


Friday February 10, 2017 10:30 - 12:30
MacEwan - Alberta College: Rm 208 10050 MacDonald Drive
  • Room Details Classroom

10:30

En route vers l’inclusion scolaire au secondaire
L’école Marie-Esther, une école secondaire d'environ 480 élèves, a développé une démarche à 4 volets avec laquelle un mouvement s’est créé au sein de l’équipe. Depuis six ans, l’équipe de l’école continue à cheminer vers une école qui répond davantage aux besoins de ses élèves. IL n'existe plus de regroupements permanents d'élèves , les rôles de chacun ont été précisés et une véritable collaboration entre les membres de l'équipe a vu le jour. Des stratégies ainsi que des structures vous seront présentées pour aider à gérer les différences dans une école. De plus, le leadership d'une directrice vous sera présenté ainsi que le leadership participatif qui a pris place à l'école Marie-Esther. Il y aura donc un partage des actions entreprises par une école secondaire francophone en milieu minoritaire pour appuyer l’inclusion scolaire.

Speakers
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Nicole Boudreau

Mme Nicole Boudreau is a enseignante d'anglais. Elle a Un peu plus de 10 ans d'expérience. Elle a also non de poste additionnel à responsabilité l'école Marie-Esther; Elle s'occupe du secteur du Développement de l'individu. De plus, Elle Accompagne les ENSEIGNANTS Dans their gestion des différences ( le service intégré, consultation, ...) Elle fait partie de... Read More →
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Denise Haché-Mallet

Je suis à la direction d'une école secondaire depuis 6 ans. Je débute ma 26 année dans le système scolaire. J'ai débuté comme enseignante de français puis j'ai occupé le poste de chef de secteur en langues pour environ 10 ans pour ensuite être à la direction adjointe pour 3 ans. J'ai enseigné plusieurs années des classes d'élèves ayant de l'adaptation scolaire. Depuis mes débuts comme directrice... Read More →
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Monique Landry

Elle est dans le système scolaire depuis plus de 12 ans. Elle est enseignante ressource au secteur d'appui à l'apprentissage. Elle occupe présentement un poste additionnel de responsabilité; elle est le chef de secteur de ce département. Elle travaille en étroite collaboration avec les enseignants et les assistantes en éducation.


Friday February 10, 2017 10:30 - 12:30
Westin: Turner Valley Rm 10135 100 St NW
  • Room Details Workshop Max Capacity - 80
  • Grade Focus General
  • Tags French

10:30

Teaching the 'unique' FASD brain
These amazing children need some very special adaptations that will make their life and your life so much easier. This is not your typical "FASD" session. I will be exploring a variety of techniques that I have learned over the years to help these children create the connections in their brain and allow them to function in a positive and individual centered learning environment. The goal of this session is to give you specific techniques you can try when you return to the classroom.

Speakers
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Sherri Kobes

I was a transitions teacher with Elk Island Public Schools. I teaught grade 7-9 science.  I had been teaching with EIPS for the past 13 years. I am an adoptive parent and foster parent and have been for the past 10 years. In that time we have adopted twice and fostered 20 little ones.  Aside from being a very proud teacher I am a very proud mom of 7. From those 7 kidlets, 6 of them have been prenatally exposed to drugs or alcohol. My life is... Read More →



Friday February 10, 2017 10:30 - 12:30
Westin: Alberta Rm 10135 100 St NW, Edmonton
  • Room Details Lecture Max Capacity - 110

10:30

Strategies for Managing Anxiety in the Classroom
Anxiety has become an epidemic for our children. In a world of technology, where the divorce rate is 50%, and there are more pressures than ever to succeed, even the youngest of children are beginning to struggle with the symptoms of anxiety. When a child is struggling with anxiety to a teacher or a parent it may look like a shy child, behavior difficulties and disobedience. Teachers and parents alike try behavior strategies, token economies, discipline and punishment to gain a child's cooperation. If anxiety is at the root of these concerns many of these strategies will worsen the issue, not rectify it. This presentation aims to provide teachers and even parents with a greater understanding of anxiety and tangible strategies to take into the classroom or home to support the child who is struggling. Ultimately providing both teacher and child a more pleasant classroom experience, setting the child up for future academic and emotional successes.

Speakers
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Tammy Auten-Dye, M.Ed. Registered Psychologist

Tammy Auten-Dye is a Psychologist in Central Alberta, who, in addition to other populations, works with children age 4-18 years. Tammy has a private practice in Ponoka Alberta and works with a variety of contracts as well as the Wolf Creek PCN. Tammy is a mother of two beautiful daughter's aged 5 and 3 and splits her time between family, friends, business and pleasure.


Friday February 10, 2017 10:30 - 12:30
Shaw CC: Salon 5/6 9797 Jasper Ave
  • Room Details Lecture Max Capacity - 120
  • Chairperson Kim Nahirniak - Woodland Rivers #40

10:30

Differentiated Instruction
This workshop, which would serve as an effective introduction to differentiated instruction, focuses on the importance of providing multilevel activities and discusses practical instructional strategies. Participants explore topics such as creating learning environments that support differentiation, the role of the teacher in a differentiated classroom and planning differentiated lessons.

Speakers
avatar for Nancy Luyckfassel

Nancy Luyckfassel

Executive Staff Officer, Professional Development, Alberta Teachers' Association
Nancy Luyckfassel is an Executive Staff Officer in the Professional Development program area of the Alberta Teachers’ Association. With 23 years of experience as a teacher and an administrator in grades K-12, Nancy brings a wealth of knowledge and an abundance of stories to her presentations.

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Friday February 10, 2017 10:30 - 12:30
Westin: Yukon Rm 10135 100 St NW
  • Room Details Classroom Max Capacity - 80
  • Grade Focus General
  • Tags English

10:45

You Can Program, and Kids Can Too
Programming is not just for nerds and computer scientists, it is being used across all disciplines. You'll be able to see examples of some easy ways to start programming, including Scratch, Touch Develop, Google Apps Script, Swift, OpenSCAD, and Arduino. Regardless of what, or who, you teach you can find something here that will interest you. In an increasingly automated world, we can prepare students to direct and control the machines.

Speakers
avatar for David Hay

David Hay

Teacher, Elk Island Public Schools
David Hay is currently teaching grade six. Previously he was an Innovation Consultant, encouraging educators to try new things, and before that he taught physics, other high school sciences, and various computer courses. He can be found online under the name MisterHay.


  • Room Details Workshop Max Capacity - 70
  • Grade Focus General
  • Tags English

10:45

Big Ideas: The Essential “Toolkit” for all levels of Math
Everything we teach in math is tied to big ideas in Math. They are the core math concepts that can serve as an organizing structure for teaching and learning. They are the key math concepts young children should be wrestling with. They represent what we are meant to be assessing! Having a strong understanding of the Big Ideas: - builds on young children's informal math knowledge - promotes inquiry into basic math concepts via logical and critical thinking - gives students a deeper understanding of math - leads to stronger mental math skills and automaticity of facts - leads to long term understanding that goes beyond one context and transfers from one number system to another - empowers learners to be successful at solving all levels of formal mathematics problems and informal problems they encounter in their daily lives. We will look at how to get students to generalize these concepts to help them realize that "math" does not change when we work with different number systems.

Speakers
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Keith Van De Keere

Keith is a strong advocate for improving math education. He sees numeracy needing to be a part of every essential education discussion. | He believes that when teaching is focused on deep understanding of the big ideas in math, students have a better chance of experiencing enduring success. | Keith has also worked with Dr. Cathy Fosnot, who is a North American leader in constructivist learning and in changing the culture of math classrooms... Read More →


Friday February 10, 2017 10:45 - 11:45
Shaw CC: Salon 13/14 9797 Jasper Ave
  • Room Details Workshop Max Capacity - 48
  • Chairperson Hannah Knowles - High Prairie #62
  • Grade Focus K-6
  • Tags English

11:00

Digital Portfolios in an Elementary School Classroom
Digital portfolios are a great way to create a triangle of learning between the teacher, student and parent. There are many different types of digital portfolios and a variety of ways to use them in your classroom. This session will introduce you to Seesaw, a popular web based tool and present different examples how it has been used in both a grade 2 and grade 5 classroom. Bring your favorite device and have your own class set up by the time the session is done!

Speakers
avatar for Kelly Maxwell

Kelly Maxwell

Teacher and School Lead Tech, Black Gold Regional Schools
Combining technology and engaging classroom activities has been the goal of this veteran teacher for many years. She is excited to share about one such tool that she incorporated in her Grade 2 class last year and now uses with her Grade 5 students. Both parents and students find it creates an open window to the classroom that this presenter feels is often missing these days.


Friday February 10, 2017 11:00 - 12:00
Shaw CC: Salon 19/20 9797 Jasper Ave
  • Room Details Workshop Max Capacity - 48
  • Chairperson Cindy Beaumont - Greater Black Gold #8
  • Grade Focus General
  • Tags English

11:00

Communication en Mathématiques
La communication, un des processus mathématiques, est cruciale dans la compréhension conceptuelle des mathématiques. Dans la classe des mathématiques, les élèves peuvent verbaliser leur savoir mathématique de manière autonome et conséquemment, co-construire leur savoir mathématique vis-à-vis leur vécu quotidien. L’utilisation du discours dialogique en salle de classe est une approche inclusive qui est cruciale pour les élèves en immersion qui doivent verbaliser leur processus cognitif mathématique dans leur langue seconde. L’atelier vise à démontrer des stratégies d'enseignement sur l’échafaudage du discours dialogique, lesquelles permettent aux enseignants d’immersion en particulier d’outiller leurs élèves en vue de soutenir un discours mathématique dans la langue cible. Les participants auront la chance de visionner des capsules vidéo montrant des élèves qui utilisent le discours dialogique, co- construisant leur savoir dans la langue cible.

Speakers
AP

Alice Prophète

Teacher, Parkland School division #70


Friday February 10, 2017 11:00 - 12:00
Shaw CC: Salon 15/16 9797 Jasper Ave
  • Room Details Workshop Max Capacity - 48

11:00

They Should Know This! - Math Remedies for Grades 4 to 8
We've all said it at one time or another when students in our classes don't know their basic math concepts. This session will provide participants with strategies and activities that help students fill the gaps in their math that need remediation. Don't continue to do more of what hasn't work. Come and learn new math games and activities that have been effectively used to help students from a wide range of backgrounds understand and master basic math concepts. Participants will come away from the session with the knowledge, skills and understanding to implement what they learn in the session into their classrooms, easily and quickly. Student samples will be shared to highlight the deep understanding students attain while playing the games. An extensive handout with strategies, gameboards and full rules will be provided.

Speakers
avatar for John Felling

John Felling

Co-owner/Author, Box Cars And One Eyed Jacks
John brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to all of his workshops. He worked as both teacher and principal with Black Gold SD for over 25 years and is now currently doing workshops across N.A. in the area of games as a teaching strategy and brain compatible activities. He is a featured speaker with ASCD in the area of Teaching Excellence and Leadership. He is the author of several books including the newest from Box Cars and One-Eyed Jacks


Friday February 10, 2017 11:00 - 12:00
Shaw CC: Salon 11 9797 Jasper Ave
  • Room Details Workshop Max Capacity - 128

11:00

Loll'APP'alooza!
Fasten your seatbelts! This is going to be a fast-paced, jam-packed session with suggestions for 30+ free online applications you can use with your classes to enrich student learning and streamline workflow. I am going to countdown my top 30 favourite online learning tools and give you practical ideas for using them with your classes immediately. With a focus on student-centered learning we will look at ways you can Redefine your classroom by giving your students access to tools for 21st Century learning.

Speakers
AD

Angela Dearing

Angela Dearing has been a teacher with Wetaskiwin Regional Public Schools for 16 years. Her teaching experience covers grades 1 through 9 with specializations in Language Arts. Throughout her career, technology has had important place in her pedagogy and classroom teaching. She has earned her Google Educator Certification and is continually learning new online tools and applications for classroom use. For the past 2 years, Angela has been working... Read More →


Friday February 10, 2017 11:00 - 12:00
Westin: Centennial Rm 10135 100 St NW
  • Room Details Classroom Max Capacity - 112

11:00

Getting Going with Google Classroom,
This session is designed for participants who have access to a GSuite for Edu account and have had Google Classroom enabled in their school division. We'll show you how Google Classroom can simplify your digital life. You'll learn how to create and distribute projects and assignments paperlessly and organize your classroom’s workflow. We’ll also dive into adding work from other apps and learn how to attach rubrics and feedback to student assignments. Classroom is the easy-to-use tool that can be used for simple document distribution or as a hub for project-based or flipped learning. Participants should bring a Chromebook, laptop, or tablet that can be used to access Google Classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Jacqueline Larson

Jacqueline Larson

Instructional Coach / Technology Integration Facilitator, Black Gold Regional Schools
Jacqueline is a Google Certified Educator currently working as an Instructional Coach and Technology Integration Facilitator for Black Gold Regional School Division. She has worked as a junior high classroom teacher and literacy coach. She has an MEd in Instructional Design and currently works with students and teachers in over 30 schools, co-creating materials and implementing classroom strategies and technologies.
avatar for Darren Maltais

Darren Maltais

Darren is a Technology Integration Facilitator for Black Gold School Division in Alberta, Canada. After eight years of experience as a classroom teacher in a one-to-one environment, he now works collaboratively with teachers and students in over 30 schools, co-creating lessons, projects and products to help students learn more effectively. He planned and hosted one of the first EdTechTeam Global Summits for Students and works with teachers to... Read More →


Friday February 10, 2017 11:00 - 12:00
Shaw CC: Salon 12 9797 Jasper Ave
  • Room Details Workshop Max Capacity - 160
  • Grade Focus General
  • Tags English

11:00

Hands On for Learning! The Davis Learning Strategies.
Davis Learning Strategies provides an opportunity for classroom teachers to deliver hands on; fun, creative supplement to currently used literacy programs. These strategies have the potential to help all students improve their reading skills, performance level and reach their full potential, as well as feel good about themselves. This session has a ‘hands on’ component so participants' can experience some aspects of this program.

Speakers
PC

Paddy Carson

Paddy Carson has a background in Early Childhood Education and is a post graduate student at James Cook University, Australia where her research interests focus on working with Three Dimensional Visual Thinkers who are experiencing difficulty with spelling and reading. Paddy works as a private consultant in Edmonton providing a highly individualized Dyslexia Strategies Program to children, teens and adults. Some of her research has been focused... Read More →


Friday February 10, 2017 11:00 - 13:00
Shaw CC: Salon 4 9797 Jasper Ave
  • Room Details Workshop Max Capacity - 160

11:30

Here Be Monsters: How Teachers Can Keep from Sailing off the Edge of the World in the Age of FOIP
The convergence of privacy concerns, legislation, and mobile technology continues to impact school administration and classroom practice. This session identifies some of the emerging challenges posed by popular social media apps like SnapChat and new 'instant broadcast' apps such Periscope and Meerkat. Working with the ATA's Privacy Officer participants will develop a better understanding about FOIP, how it intersects with the promises and perils of social media used by today's students, and how best to ensure legislative compliance while promoting a healthy school culture.

Speakers
avatar for Maggie Shane

Maggie Shane

Information and Records Manager, Privacy Officer Archivist, Alberta Teachers' Association
Maggie Shane is a champion of and for teachers, and is passionate about keeping the members of the Alberta Teachers' Association safe on a constantly shifting digital landscape. A professional librarian by training, Maggie is the ATA's Archivist and Privacy Officer. She is currently completing her Ph.D. with a focus in online literacy through the U of A. Follow Maggie on Twitter at @DarwinLass.


Friday February 10, 2017 11:30 - 12:30
Shaw CC: Salon 10 9797 Jasper Ave
  • Room Details Classroom Max Capacity - 100
  • Grade Focus General
  • Tags English

11:30

Motivating your Athletes
This workshop will explore motivating factors for today’s youth and how to utilize those factors to maximize your students’ potential. Drawing from a wide-range of research material, this interactive session will provide the background information to engage the group in a rich and dynamic discussion on tools and strategies to motivate your athletes.

Speakers
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Kelle Hansen

I have been a teacher since 1996, primarily involved in Physical Education and Athletics. Over the course of my time teaching within Northern Gateway Public Schools, I have had many opportunities to become involved in areas of higher level sport organizations. As an executive member for the Alberta Schools Athletic Association, North Central Zone President and Alberta Interscholastic Athletic Administrative President, sport organization has... Read More →


Friday February 10, 2017 11:30 - 12:30
Westin: Manitoba Rm 10135 100 St NW
  • Room Details Workshop Max Capacity - 240
  • Grade Focus 10-12
  • Tags English

11:30

Unified Sports - Inclusive Sports Programs in High Schools
Special Olympics Unified Sports is a program that brings together students with and without intellectual disabilities to train and compete together on the same sports teams. The purpose of Unified Sports in Alberta is twofold: create more inclusive school environments and provide more opportunities for sport and physical activity at the high school level. Research sanctioned by Special Olympics International shows schools that implement Unified Sports display an increase in inclusive school culture, decrease in bullying, and increase in healthy lifestyles that continue beyond the high school years. In the 2015/16 school year, grade 9-12 students from nine different schools throughout the province competed in Unified Basketball and Unified Track events as part of the pilot year of Unified Sports in Alberta. In these events, students with intellectual disabilities were excited to wear their school’s jerseys, compete as part of a school team, and work on different sport skills. Students without intellectual disabilities had the opportunity to act as mentors and build leadership skills. All students built new relationships that resonated throughout their schools. This session will focus on what Unified Sports is, how to implement it in your school, and the potential benefits of using sport as a unifying element within your school.

Speakers
avatar for John Byrne

John Byrne

Johnny Byrne has been a longstanding member of the Special Olympics movement, beginning with his first interaction as an intern at Special Olympics Canada in 1999. Since then, he’s experienced almost every role within the organization and much of the country, moving to positions at Special Olympics Newfoundland and now in his current role as CEO for Special Olympics Alberta. Johnny is a passionate advocate and champion for the Special... Read More →


Friday February 10, 2017 11:30 - 12:30
Shaw CC: Salon 17/18 9797 Jasper Ave
  • Room Details Workshop Max Capacity - 48
  • Grade Focus 10-12
  • Tags English

12:00

SLAM Poetry
This session focuses on engaging students with poetry in a way that is outside the box. While it is important to know poetic devices, it is more important to be able to create writing that speaks from a point of relevancy. During this session, we will focus on breaking the mould and writing word poetry that is intended to be spoken at an in class Poetry SLAM. Participants will have an opportunity to work on delivery techniques and even write a poem to perform. Check out Shane Koyczan on YouTube to get a taste of what is in store. This sessions is not for the faint of heart, so come prepared to experience poetry in a way like never before.

Speakers
DU

Danielle Unger

Danielle Unger has been teaching Junior/Senior High English for the past three years. Prior to becoming a teacher, Danielle worked as an in-house trainer for the Alberta Motor Association for five years. Regardless of teaching setting, she believes in creating an engaging and risk-taking environment to help students learn about literature, life, and themselves. In addition to teaching, Danielle also owns a photography company, and is a talented... Read More →


Friday February 10, 2017 12:00 - 13:00
Shaw CC: Salon 1 9797 Jasper Ave
  • Room Details Workshop Max Capacity - 40

12:00

Hot Topic: What You Need to Know About Curriculum Development
In June, the Minister of Education announced an ambitious overhaul to the K–12 Arts, Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies and Health & Wellness program of studies in both official languages. The goal is to develop progressive student-centred programs of study that better reflect the province’s inclusive classrooms and communities, address topics of current concern (such as climate change, mental health and digital citizenship), and include speci c connections to First Nations, Metis and Inuit ways of knowing, perspectives and history. The program of study for each subject area and grade will have a reduced number of outcomes so teachers can better match the curriculum to their context and more deeply explore the content with their students. K–4 programs of study are scheduled for implementation in 2018; 5–8 in 2019; 9–10 in 2020/21; and 11–12 in 2021/22. In this session, teachers and principals who are excited, worried or merely curious about the changing programs of study will have the opportunity to work with ATA staff who are involved with curriculum development. Participants will receive the unvarnished truth about the process, timelines and progress made thus far, and will engage in a critical discussion about the role Alberta teachers can play in designing the curriculum of the not-so-distant future.

Speakers
avatar for Paul Lamoureux

Paul Lamoureux

Paul Lamoureux is the Executive Director, Operations and Implementation Support, with Alberta Education
avatar for Mark Yurick

Mark Yurick

Coordinator, Professional Development, Alberta Teachers' Association
Dr. Yurick's portfolio within the Association includes work in teacher education and certification, teacher professional growth, school leadership, and the role of the profession in Practice Review. Prior to joining the Alberta Teachers’ Association as a staff officer in professional development in the summer of 2007, Mark was a principal with Edmonton Public Schools. His career with that district spanned over twenty years, as a classroom... Read More →

Sponsors

Friday February 10, 2017 12:00 - 13:00
Shaw CC: Salon 2 9797 Jasper Ave
  • Room Details Workshop Max Capacity - 120
  • Grade Focus General
  • Tags English

12:00

The Other Side of the Door
When you walk through the doors of your school you know what your classes are going to be like and what you have to do, who your colleagues are and who your students are. When you retire you walk out of that door into a new and exciting world but what does it look like? What is out there? This session will give you a glimpse of what can await you. This would be about a 45 to 60 min. presentation with three main sections. 1. Covering the questions of why and when to retire, we would also cover such things as what to do with all the “junk” you have collected over the years. Retirement requires a different mindset than working from Monday to Friday, ten months of the year with two weeks at Christmas and Easter. What do you do with all that free time? Volunteer opportunities and part time jobs are some possibilities discussed. 2. What is ARTA? The history of the organization and what it has to offer its members in the way of services, information and its infinity program would be the main points of this part of the presentation. A description of the various chapters and an invitation to join. 3. While ASEBP can continue to cover you to age 65, what then? ARTA has its own independent benefit plan designed and maintained by teachers. How to get coverage, what is covered and how much would all be covered. A question period to answer specific questions would then be allowed

Speakers

Friday February 10, 2017 12:00 - 13:00
Westin: Leduc Rm 10135 100 St NW
  • Room Details Lecture Max Capacity - 80
  • Grade Focus General
  • Tags English

12:00

Media Consumption of Alberta Youth and Voting Participation
How do the media habits of young Canadians relate to their propensity to vote? In this session, you’ll explore new research that describes how today’s highly accessible and customizable media environment both enhances and limits the ways relatively new voters access, connect and engage in the political process. Learn about the “voter participation trinity” and discuss potential ways to get your students (and colleagues) to be more politically engaged citizens.

Speakers
avatar for Jonathan Teghtmeyer

Jonathan Teghtmeyer

Associate Coordinator, Government- Communications, Alberta Teachers' Association
Jonathan Teghtmeyer is the Associate Coordinator, Communications for The Alberta Teachers' Association. His primary responsibilities are in communications, political engagement and advocacy. He has a Bachelor of Education and Masters of Arts in Communication and Technology from the University of Alberta. Prior to coming to the Association, he taught high school Math and Drama in Breton, Alberta. He also sits on the board of directors for Public... Read More →

Sponsors

Friday February 10, 2017 12:00 - 13:00
Citadel Theatre: The club 9828 101A Avenue Northwest Edmonton
  • Room Details Lecture Max Capacity - 160
  • Grade Focus General
  • Tags English

12:00

Feeling Drained? How to Beat the Burnout & Make Work Fun Again
We pour our energy into our jobs, but too often, we’re left feeling drained and tapped out. This presentation will help you get back on track: Hilarious demonstrations, insightful exercises to figure out what’s causing your burnout, and inspiring stories of success. You’ll leave energized and empowered.

Speakers
avatar for Joel Hilchey

Joel Hilchey

Instructor / Speaker, The Beanstalk Project / McMaster University
Leadership expert Joel Hilchey is an author, educator, and founder of the Beanstalk Project. Within education, Joel works to develop caring, vibrant, involved communities; he helps students and teachers fight the rise of “entitlementality.” Known for his hilarious, interactive, and memorable presentations, Joel teaches at McMaster University and speaks at conferences, schools, and events across North America, creating social change by... Read More →


Friday February 10, 2017 12:00 - 13:00
Shaw CC: Salon 8 9797 Jasper Ave
  • Room Details Lecture Max Capacity - 320

12:00

Anxiety in your Classroom
Student anxiety is a concern for many teachers. This beginner-level session was created by the ATA Council of School Counsellors to build teacher mental health capacity, and to provide simple strategies to teachers about helping students with anxiety. This session aims to identify what anxiety is and what it is not; anxiety looks different in students at different ages and stages. This session aims to illustrate what anxiety looks like in the classroom and some strategies that might work for anxious students. Be ready to practice some anxiety busters that work!

Speakers
VM

Vincent Mireau

Vincent Mireau is a School Counsellor in Whitecourt, AB. He is an executive member of the ATA Council of School Counsellors. The Council of School Counsellors aims to build counselling capacity in teachers throughout Alberta. You can connect with the specialist council at guidancecouncil.ca


  • Room Details Workshop Max Capacity - 100
  • Grade Focus General
  • Tags English

12:00

Regulate-Relate-Reason: Brain Based Strategies REPEAT SESSION
In this session we will briefly explore the four parts of the brain- the brainstem, the limbic system, the midbrain and the cortex. Using Dr. Bruce Perry’s Neurosequential Model in Education as the driving force behind this session, you will leave with a variety of activities and ideas to help regulate your students. Knowing how the brain works and what you can do when students get stuck will give you a whole new way of viewing your students. Throughout this session you will learn the importance of Regulate-Relate-Reason so come prepared to get regulated yourself!

Speakers
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Shannon Chabot

Vice Principal, Namao School-Sturgeon School Division
My love for teaching started at an early age. I had an interest in working with others and that grew into a passion when I began volunteering in a GOALS (Gaining Occupational and Life Skills) classroom at the age of 15. After high school, I gained more experience in the field prior to attaining my Bachelor of Education degree with a minor in Special Education. Upon graduation, I moved to Fort McMurray where I began my teaching career, with the... Read More →



Friday February 10, 2017 12:00 - 13:00
Shaw CC: Salon 3 9797 Jasper Ave
  • Room Details Classroom Max Capacity - 90
  • Grade Focus K-6
  • Tags English

12:00

Literacy in the Content Areas
Do you have students who struggle when they read the subject content expected in grades 7-12? This session will provide a framework that content/subject teachers can use to structure their lessons to support all students in developing strategies to better understand difficult text. Teachers will be provided with a toolbox of strategies they can use as a part of their regular instruction that will assist their students to understand the subject content.

Speakers
DQ

Debbie Quick

Literacy Consultant, Bear Necessities of Writing
Debbie Quick has spent 30 years in education as a teacher and literacy & curriculum consultant. Her academic preparation includes a Maters Degree in Literacy, Bachelor of Education and Bachelor of Special Education. She is the author of the Bear Necessities of Writing. Debbie has worked extensively with teachers K-12 to develop their knowledge of what it takes to develop student literacy skills.


Friday February 10, 2017 12:00 - 13:00
Shaw CC: Salon 13/14 9797 Jasper Ave
  • Room Details Workshop Max Capacity - 48
  • Grade Focus 7-12
  • Tags English

12:00

Zoom An Author Into Your Classroom With Face-To-Face Video That Is Easy For Non-Techies To Use
You won’t even need your IT person to help! All it takes is a computer with web-cam and internet access, and a couple of simple clicks of the mouse. This session will showcase software to bring authors from all over the globe into your libraries or classrooms, how to use digital visits to get students excited about writing their stories, and what might get an author interested in donating a a visit with you and your students.

Speakers
SB

Sigmund Brouwer

Author, Rock and Roll Literacy
With close to three million books in print, Sigmund Brouwer writes for both children and adults. In the last ten years, he has given writing workshops to students in schools from the Arctic Circle to inner city Los Angeles. One of his latest novels, The Last Disciple, earned Sigmund an appearance on ABC's Good Morning America. Sigmund and his family live half the year in Nashville, Tennessee, and half the year in Red Deer, Alberta.
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Natasha Deen

Author, The Writing Life
Natasha Deen's family moved to Canada to escape the racial and political violence of Guyana, South America, and those experiences play a dominant role in her novels. Her books include Guardian, which was a 2015 CCBC Best Pick for Kids and Teens, was nominated for a Sunburst Award, and won a bronze Moonbeam Award. When she's not writing, she travels all over Canada, helping to get students excited about stories and finding the happy ending in... Read More →


Friday February 10, 2017 12:00 - 13:00
Shaw CC: Salon 9 9797 Jasper Ave
  • Room Details Lecture Max Capacity - 250
  • Grade Focus General
  • Tags English

12:00

Rhythm Instrument Fun
Rhythm instruments are tons of fun.  Learn strategies for using instruments that will give your students opportunities to make music with instruments --- without chaos!  You’ll use instruments to keep a beat, to create sound effects, to create percussion pieces, to explore loud/quiet, fast/slow and to help develop listening skills.  You’ll learn strategies for helping your students become better readers.  You’ll use instruments to play along with classical music, and you’ll use them to create accompaniments for stories.  You’ll improvise and create your own compositions.  This session will give you many ideas for using non-pitched percussion with your preK - Grade 5 students.

Speakers
avatar for Denise Gagne

Denise Gagne

Owner, Themes & Variations
Denise Gagne has taught instrumental, choral and classroom music from babies and preschool to College levels . She has degrees in music and education, as well as Level 3 certification in both Kodaly and Orff. Denise has authored or edited many publications including the Musicplay K-6 elementary music curriculum.


  • Room Details None

12:00

Character and Clown
So many students fear clowns, but they are an amazing tool when creating characters within the drama classroom. Whether you look at a clowning unit as simply a mask unit or a physical comedy unit, one thing remains; clowning enables people to become more sensitive and attune to their child-like and curious nature. Be ready to put on a red nose and find your inner clown through exploration. Be ready to move and laugh with each other. Perfect for junior high and high school teachers.

Speakers
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Dawn Marshall

Dawn has taught Drama and Theatre Arts for over 15 years. She has taken her love of character building and clown with her to Northern British Columbia, New Zealand and now makes her home in Wetaskiwin. She is the Drama Representative for the ATA and is past president of the Alberta Drama Festival Association.


Friday February 10, 2017 12:00 - 14:00
Westin: Strathcona Rm 10135 100 St NW
  • Room Details Open Max Capacity - 100

12:00

The Blanket Exercise
The Blanket Exercise is a participatory workshop in which educators will experience over 500 years of history by taking on the roles of Indigenous peoples in Canada. Standing on blankets that represent the land, they will walk through time and explore the impacts of colonization, treaty-making, and modern legislation. The Blanket Exercise is concluded by a facilitated debriefing in which participants have the opportunity to discuss the experience as a group. By engaging participants on an emotional and intellectual level, this workshop is a powerful tool for increasing empathy and understanding.

Speakers
avatar for Cheryl Devin

Cheryl Devin

Walking Together Program Consultant, Alberta Teachers' Association
Cheryl has 25 years of award-winning teaching experience at the junior high level in a variety of subject areas, including language arts, social studies and science. Her family comes from St Paul, Lac la Biche, and the Buffalo Lake Métis Settlement. Cheryl enjoys a variety of outdoor pursuits with her husband and two sons. She is currently on secondment from Edmonton Public Schools and is working on the ATA's Walking Together: Education for... Read More →
avatar for Etienna Moostoos-Lafferty

Etienna Moostoos-Lafferty

Walking Together Program Consultant, Alberta Teachers' Association
Etienna Moostoos-Lafferty is a member of the Sturgeon Lake Cree nation and was raised in Grande Prairie, Alberta. Etienna graduated from the University of Alberta and has taught both on-reserve and off-reserve and in public and Catholic school districts. Etienna lives in Edmonton and currently works as a Walking Together Consultant for the Alberta Teachers' Association.

Sponsors

Friday February 10, 2017 12:00 - 14:00
Westin: BC Rm 10135 100 St NW
  • Room Details Open Max Capacity - 100
  • Grade Focus General
  • Tags English

12:00

iClasse : Apprendre efficacement. Enseigner Différemment. S'engager Totalement.
Une formation intéressante pour tous ceux qui souhaitent innover et qui utilisent la technologie dans leur classe et qui désirent améliorer leur gestion de classe et leurs pratiques pédagogiques en général. Parce que l’intégration pédagogique des technologies ne peut se faire sans une adaptation de l’enseignement ainsi que d’une rectification des valeurs pédagogiques et de la vision qu’a le pédagogue de son rôle et de lui-même.

Speakers
PB

Philippe BRESEE

From Edmonton , Alberta, Philippe teaches grade 6 at Notre-Dame-des-Monts School in Canmore since 2011. He graduated BA in education from Campus St- Jean with specialties in social - studies and physical education , and then completed a BA in law at the University of Ottawa. After working some time as a lawyer, he decided to make a career change and to get involved in education. He enjoys sharing his interest in current affairs and new... Read More →
avatar for Pierre Poulin

Pierre Poulin

Founder, iClasse
Searching for a way to tap into the hidden strengths that all "stuchers" have. | ᐱᔦᕐ POULIN • iClasse CEO | www.ppoulin.com / @ppoulin | Consultant START - 1st Nations Edu Advisor / CEA Think Tank Canada | Coéducation transgénérationnelle / UdOttawa Sessionnal Lecturer


  • Room Details Workshop Max Capacity - 70
  • Grade Focus General
  • Tags French

12:15

Creating Successful Partnerships in Field Experiences
This session will explore some of the many ways to support student teachers, their mentors and the schools that receive them.

Speakers
MH

Marcus Halley

Field Experience Associates are seconded teachers from various school divisions who work to support Education students in their field experience terms at the University of Alberta. We also provide support to University Facilitators, Mentor Teachers, and School Coordinators.
VS

Vern Slipetz

Field Experience Associates are seconded teachers from various school divisions who work to support Education students in their field experience terms at the University of Alberta. We also provide support to University Facilitators, Mentor Teachers, and School Coordinators.
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Patricia Wierstra

Field Experience Associate, Faculty of Education Undergraduate Student Services University of Alberta
Field Experience Associates are seconded teachers from various school divisions who work to support Education students in their field experience terms at the University of Alberta. We also provide support to University Facilitators, Mentor Teachers, and School Coordinators.


Friday February 10, 2017 12:15 - 13:15
Shaw CC: Salon 11 9797 Jasper Ave
  • Room Details Workshop Max Capacity - 128
  • Grade Focus General
  • Tags English

12:15

Le niveau d'excellence en sciences, au secondaire : comment l'atteindre et l'évaluer.
Cette session permettra aux participants de se familiariser avec les exigences du niveau d'excellence, en chimie et en physique, 20 et 30. Des exemples d'activités et d'évaluation selon les RAS seront proposés, en prenant en compte les différents niveaux de performance (acceptable, excellent et au-delà).

Speakers
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Sylvie Gazeilles

Enseignante, École de la Rose Sauvage


Friday February 10, 2017 12:15 - 14:15
Shaw CC: Salon 19/20 9797 Jasper Ave
  • Room Details Workshop Max Capacity - 48

12:15

Great Gazoo It's Guided Math - REPEAT SESSION
Are you frustrated with line-ups, marking and how to differentiate? At this session, you will learn a new approach to teaching math that is efficient and more importantly engaging for students. Guided math is a centered approach that can provide opportunities for all learning styles and needs. And yes, we assess! We will discuss options on how to set up your own math classroom using centers such as: Working with teacher, Technology/Technologie, and manipulatives. Bring excitement back into math and watch your students thrive!

Speakers
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Caelie Crowley

Caelie is currently teaching her third year of guided math in Sturgeon School Division and her first year in Grade 4. She is thrilled with the progress her students make on a daily basis and how a love of math is instilled in her students. She is dedicated to finding new and interesting activities to bring into the classroom. She also enjoys nights on the couch curled up eating popcorn while perusing new math activities on Pinterest.
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Lisa Parra

Lisa is currently a grade 2 teacher with Sturgeon School Division. This is her third year of using Guided Math in her classroom. With three kids of her own and a busy schedule, Guided Math has fit perfectly into her chaotic life. She loves watching her students thrive and can't imagine going back to a teacher directed classroom. Lisa's favorite past times include laminating new math games and googling subitizing strategies.
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Amy Smith

Amy has been teaching for 5 years. She started her teaching career in a resource role and currently teaches grade 3 in Sturgeon School Division. She is always looking for new and exciting teaching strategies. Once she discovered guided math and saw her students thrive in a new way, she knew life as a simple math teacher would never be the same. Besides being a new mom Amy has a passion for creating place value puzzles in her spare time.


Friday February 10, 2017 12:15 - 14:15
Shaw CC: Salon 12 9797 Jasper Ave
  • Room Details Workshop Max Capacity - 160
  • Grade Focus K-6
  • Tags English

12:30

One Writer's Life
Teachers are often called upon to deal with controversial issues and the work of educating for reconciliation will present difficult situations.  The themes and details of Joseph Boyden’s life story, his books, and his talk are provocative but are critically important for us to explore as a community of professionals, educators, and Canadians.
 
In this talk, Joseph Boyden will share personal stories and passages from his award-winning works to highlight the complex themes of culture, diversity, and alienation that can be traced from the nation’s colonization to today.  He will explore the tensions that exist between stories and their storytellers, characters and those who inspire them, and conflicts that exist on and off the page.

Speakers
avatar for Joseph Boyden

Joseph Boyden

Joseph’s award-winning writing career has had a strong focus on the historical and contemporary experience of First Nations peoples. He is best known for his booksThree Day Road, Through Black Spruce, which won the 2008 Scotiabank Giller Prize, and The Orenda, which was named the winner of CBC Radio’s Canada Reads 2014. Joseph’s work reflects the perils and inner strengths of marginalized groups.


Friday February 10, 2017 12:30 - 13:30
Shaw CC: Hall C 9797 Jasper Ave
  • Room Details Lecture Max Capacity - 2100
  • Chairperson Shauna Swerda - Northern Gateway #43
  • Grade Focus General
  • Tags English

12:30

Et si mes élèves savaient leurs tables de multiplication...
Les élèves qui éprouvent de la difficulté avec la multiplication utilisent probablement des stratégies de comptage ou des stratégies d’addition plutôt que des stratégies de multiplication. Comment pouvons-nous amener ces élèves à utiliser des stratégies plus efficaces? Durant cette session, nous allons explorer : • des façons d’utiliser des objets de manipulation afin de développer chez les élèves une compréhension plus profonde et • des moyens de passer de la représentation concrète à la représentation abstraite par l’intermédiaire de copies-types tout en gardant en tête qu'un élève doit comprendre la multiplication pour bien diviser. Cette session vous est offerte grâce au Apprentissage professionnel en mathématiques à l’élémentaire de ARPDC.

Speakers
avatar for Renée Michaud

Renée Michaud

Conseillère pédagogique, Conseil scolaire FrancoSud
Détentrice d’une maîtrise en Sciences de l’éducation de l’Université de l’Alberta, Renée Michaud est devenue récemment conseillère pédagogique au Conseil scolaire francophone. Pendant neuf ans, elle fut consultante au sein du Consortium provincial francophone où elle a présenté des ateliers variés reliés aux mathématiques et à la numératie partout en Alberta en plus d’offrir de l’accompagnement personnalisé aux... Read More →


Friday February 10, 2017 12:30 - 13:30
Shaw CC: Salon 15/16 9797 Jasper Ave
  • Room Details Workshop Max Capacity - 48
  • Chairperson Virginie Lacroix - L'Unité Locale Francophone #24

12:30

Van Gogh In Making: Chalk/ Oil Pastels And Printmaking Exciting Art Projects
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

For those who are attracted to vibrant colours and expressive mark making, this is a perfect workshop. With the help of chalk, oil pastels, and Elmer glue exciting flowers and landscapes will come to life; Vincent Van Gogh forever! Participants will be provided with a set of handouts and a PowerPoint presentation (bring your own USB stick) that can be used directly in their art classrooms. Open to art and general teachers of grades 4- 6. All supplies provided by instructor. $15 registration fee.

Speakers
avatar for Izabella Orzelski

Izabella Orzelski

Artistic Director, ARTIZA LTD.
Izabella holds an MFA from the New York Academy of Art and a Ph.D. in education from the University of Alberta. Her awards and grants include Winspear Fund Grant and Dahesh Museum Award in New York. Among her commissions are portraits of Lois Hole, former Lieutenant Governor of Alberta, and Dr. Grant MacEwan. She exhibits across Canada and presents at national and international art education related conferences. Izabella has been an art... Read More →


  • Room Details Workshop Max Capacity - 40
  • Grade Focus 4-6
  • Tags English

12:30

Addressing Learning Disabilities in the Inclusive Classroom
This foundational workshop provides basic information about mild/moderate learning disabilities (LD). Participants will consider the broad range of students who have been designated LD and engage in activities that simulate some of the most common conditions (visual, hearing, motor coordination, conceptual and organizational, and social disabilities). The workshop provides resources, basic strategies and other interventions to begin to address various conditions. The workshop does not address severe disabilities, nor does it provide information about specific coding and funding for special needs students. The workshop was developed by the Learning Disabilities Association of Alberta.

Speakers
avatar for Melissa Steeves

Melissa Steeves

Association Instructor, Alberta Teachers' Association
Missy is an Association Instructor and a is a teacher with Sturgeon School Division.

Sponsors

Friday February 10, 2017 12:30 - 14:30
Westin: Centennial Rm 10135 100 St NW
  • Room Details Classroom Max Capacity - 112
  • Grade Focus General
  • Tags English

12:45

Project Robot: Short Circuits and the Electro/Mech Teacher
Why teach electronics and robotics? It is not just all in good fun anymore. Technology giants are getting serious about robotics, electronics, and automation. Teachers must prepare students for the employment market not just in the basics of read, write, and math; but also prepare employable students that collaborate with ease, are complex problem-solvers, and work with creative approaches and means. Project-based robotics and electronics competitions engage students to learn and make mistakes on the fly and under highly stressful yet fun, hands-on scenarios. Mechanical teachers - you do not have to be, at first. Teachers will learn to facilitate and inspire students to build, create, and think. I would like to share my experiences with robotics competitions and my online electrotechnology courses. I will talk about Junior High and Elementary CTF courses that are also available online, not only through ADLC but also through other robotics educational platforms.

Speakers
PA

Phoebe Astra Arcilla

Teacher - 12 Month, Adlc Calgary
I have been teaching and coaching for 21 years. Through the years, I have taught in rural area school districts as well as major city school districts. 11 years ago, I started teaching at ADLC. Six years ago, I advised on a Robotics Club and volunteered and coached at robotics competitions. I volunteered my personal time as a director of FIRST Robotics Society. Through that experience, I am now Regional Director for the FIRST Robotics Western... Read More →


Friday February 10, 2017 12:45 - 13:45
MacEwan - Alberta College: Rm 201 10050 MacDonald Drive
  • Room Details Classroom Max Capacity - 20
  • Grade Focus 7-12
  • Tags English

12:45

Crossing the Big Pond - one teacher's 5-year odyssey in the Middle East
"You're too old to do that!" he said. So she promptly dumped him and set off on the grandest adventure of her life! Join Jennifer as she walks through the process of applying and accepting her first international school posting in Cairo, Egypt, then on to Beirut, Lebanon, and finally landing in Abu Dhabi, UAE. She will share the ups and downs of living, travelling, and teaching abroad and how much of what she learned in those five years has impacted her professional life back in Canada. You're never too old to try something new and live a life you never dreamed possible!

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Landers

Jennifer Landers

Wild Rose Schools, Wild Rose Schools
17 years of Primary teaching experience all over Alberta and the Middle East has taught me the true meaning of "flexibility"! At Eldorado Elementary School in Drayton Valley, I spearhead the Health Action Team and attempt to be an example with an active lifestyle, good eating habits, and mental well-being. Looking forward to another refreshing convention in Edmonton!


Friday February 10, 2017 12:45 - 13:45
Westin: Alberta Rm 10135 100 St NW, Edmonton
  • Room Details Lecture Max Capacity - 110

12:45

« Speed dating » in math???? Grades 4-9
In this session, we will explore different curricular outcomes that can be taught/reviewed through speed-dating. Speed dating engages all students, differentiating is integrated, and students can auto-correct themselves as they participate in the task. As a teacher, speed dating gives me immediate feedback on the students learning, their strengths and weaknesses, a great tool for formative assessment.

Speakers
avatar for Doris Duret

Doris Duret

I have been teaching math for over 20 years, and a few years ago, I graduated from Simon Fraser University with a masters in Mathematics Education: numeracy. In 2016, I presented at ACPI ( a National French Immersion conference) and those who attended my session enjoyed the fact that they tried out the different tasks, that they were up moving about, and that the tasks could be adapted and used Monday morning.


Friday February 10, 2017 12:45 - 13:45
Shaw CC: Salon 17/18 9797 Jasper Ave
  • Room Details Workshop Max Capacity - 48

12:45

Fabulous File Folder Journal
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Reduce, re-use, and re-cycle. It's the fabulous file folder journal! Learn how to create a visually stunning journal using old file folders. Sally will show you how easy it is to design and decorate all those old file folders you have taking up room in your classroom. This project is a can do project for everyone. Learn what types of paints and pens are required to create this journal. A lesson on lettering and design with Sharpie markers will also be provided. You won't want to miss this one. To view this project, go to my website at www.sallytowerssybblis.com under the heading Art Classes.

Speakers
avatar for Sally Towers -Sybblis

Sally Towers -Sybblis

Artist
Sally Towers-Sybblis is a full time artist and calligrapher from Red Deer, Alberta. In her classes students are challenged to find their own inner artist by unleashing their innate capacity to create. Her teaching style is one that inspires and evokes joy through the process of creating. Her journey to become an artist began at Grant MacEwan University where she studied Fibre Arts and Visual Communications. Sally's desire to become an artist... Read More →


Friday February 10, 2017 12:45 - 14:45
MacEwan - Alberta College: Rm 208 10050 MacDonald Drive
  • Room Details Classroom

12:45

Here Comes Everyone—Teaching in the Culturally Diverse Classroom
It is a fact that the demographics of Alberta’s schools are changing dramatically, and this means that teaching practices and strategies that once worked may no longer be as effective. This workshop will explore the concept of cultural competence. Cultural competence provides an approach for examining beliefs, attitudes, policies, structures and practices to enable schools to work effectively cross-culturally. Cultural competence replaces earlier ideas of cultural sensitivity and awareness, which are often embraced but typically result in little change in individual or organizational behaviour. Participants will begin to learn how to develop greater capacity to engage in cultural self-assessment and become more conscious of the dynamics of intercultural interactions.

Speakers
avatar for Sally Rudakoff

Sally Rudakoff

Association Instructor, Alberta Teachers' Association
Sally is an Association Instructor and a is a teacher with St. Albert Public.

Sponsors


Friday February 10, 2017 12:45 - 14:45
Westin: Yukon Rm 10135 100 St NW
  • Room Details Classroom Max Capacity - 80
  • Grade Focus General
  • Tags English

13:00

Swords and Shakespeare
Sometimes it takes a bit of a “tag” to interest students in Shakespeare. This workshop combines the art of swordplay with the words of the Bard. Learn the basic moves, with safety, then how to choreograph those moves into a scene from Macbeth or Hamlet. Not to be confused with fencing, swordplay is just that…play. Good for Theatre History or a Film Study unit, students will be able to create scenes with swordplay, while analyzing TV shows and movies that use the craft. The unit also subtly focuses on preventing violence in the ‘real’ world.

Speakers
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Gail Whiteford

A drama teacher for 35 years, in Australia and Calgary Gail is presently teaching Drama Education at U of C, while still teaching workshops at schools in Alberta and British Columbia. Gail has presented sessions at Calgary Teachers’ Convention, CARFAC, Alberta Fine Arts Council, Edmonton, Red Deer and Lethbridge Teachers’ Conventions. She has written 2 books on the subject of stage violence as well as 5 teaching manuals. Gail has... Read More →


Friday February 10, 2017 13:00 - 15:00
Westin: Saskatchewan Rm 10135 100 St NW
  • Room Details Workshop Max Capacity - 210
  • Chairperson Lisa Hutchison - Elk Island Public #28
  • Grade Focus 10-12
  • Tags English

13:00

To help staff understand aggression vs Violence. The ACES impact these children and they carry this
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) is often referred to Cognitive Behavioral Therapy on steroids. Problem behaviours are seen as learned responses to unbearable emotional states with impulsive behaviour and emotional reactivity seen a highly effective, although dysfunctional, emotional regulation strategies. This skill based model focuses solely on coping skills in four areas (mindfulness, to help reduce emotional dysregulation and highly emotional reactivity in children and teens as well as families. DBT skills are applicable to all environments and persons who may suffer from highly emotional experiences in any environment. DBT skills are particularly useful in school settings to minimize time management of high maintenance and unstable students.

Speakers
avatar for Ana Schlosser

Ana Schlosser

Registered Provisional Psychologist, Private Practice Psychologist @ www.medicinehatcounselling.ca
Ana is currently working in private practice specializing in self harm and sexual behavior problems as well as coordinating the New Ways for Families program. Ana has years of experience dealing with severe emotionally/behaviorally disturbed youth in various settings and roles.


Friday February 10, 2017 13:00 - 15:00
Shaw CC: Salon 10 9797 Jasper Ave
  • Room Details Classroom Max Capacity - 100

13:00

Nutrition Boot Camp: Revamping Nutrition Education for Youth
Looking for new ideas on how to teach nutrition to your Junior or Senior High students? Get fired up for this session! Discover new, interactive activities designed to enhance the nutrition knowledge of youth. You’ll move around the room to a number of different stations – each designed for a specific nutrition activity. Participants will learn how each activity can be applied and expanded in the classroom to meet various curriculum outcomes. Find out about free on-line school nutrition resources that can be used to support these activities and enhance your knowledge of evidence-based nutrition information.

Speakers
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Sarah Halton

Sarah Halton and Angela Stoye are Registered Dietitians with Alberta Health Services in the Population and Public Health department. Public health dietitians work in a community setting out of local health centres. They are nutrition consultants for other health care professionals and provide a variety of community presentations and programs. Sarah and Angela focus on school health and are involved in resource development and initiatives that... Read More →
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Angela Stoye

Please see above


Friday February 10, 2017 13:00 - 15:00
Westin: Turner Valley Rm 10135 100 St NW
  • Room Details Workshop Max Capacity - 80
  • Grade Focus 7-12
  • Tags English

13:15

Le rôle de l’aide-élève dans une école inclusive
L’école secondaire, Marie-Esther, a débuté une démarche inclusive impliquant tous les membres de la communauté scolaire. La perception de divers concepts ainsi que le rôle de l’aide – élève ont été revus. Un survol de l’implication de l’aide-élève par le biais du rôle, des attitudes et des habiletés demandées ainsi que de la formation pour celle-ci sera présentée. L’équipe de l’école Marie-Esther expliquera les étapes qu’elle a utilisées pour amener le changement chez l’aide-élève. Un partage des défis rencontrés et des témoignages d’aides-élèves aideront ce partage de l’importance de ce changement de rôle chez ces intervenants.

Speakers
NB

Nicole Boudreau

Mme Nicole Boudreau is a enseignante d'anglais. Elle a Un peu plus de 10 ans d'expérience. Elle a also non de poste additionnel à responsabilité l'école Marie-Esther; Elle s'occupe du secteur du Développement de l'individu. De plus, Elle Accompagne les ENSEIGNANTS Dans their gestion des différences ( le service intégré, consultation, ...) Elle fait partie de... Read More →
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Denise Haché-Mallet

Je suis à la direction d'une école secondaire depuis 6 ans. Je débute ma 26 année dans le système scolaire. J'ai débuté comme enseignante de français puis j'ai occupé le poste de chef de secteur en langues pour environ 10 ans pour ensuite être à la direction adjointe pour 3 ans. J'ai enseigné plusieurs années des classes d'élèves ayant de l'adaptation scolaire. Depuis mes débuts comme directrice... Read More →
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Monique Landry

Elle est dans le système scolaire depuis plus de 12 ans. Elle est enseignante ressource au secteur d'appui à l'apprentissage. Elle occupe présentement un poste additionnel de responsabilité; elle est le chef de secteur de ce département. Elle travaille en étroite collaboration avec les enseignants et les assistantes en éducation.



Friday February 10, 2017 13:15 - 14:15
Shaw CC: Salon 13/14 9797 Jasper Ave
  • Room Details Workshop Max Capacity - 48
  • Grade Focus General
  • Tags French

13:15

The Power of Story
When literacy efforts focus solely on pieces of the reading and writing process, it’s like trying to teach kids to play hockey through skating drills. To be human is to tell story and to tell story is what makes us human. Author Sigmund Brouwer shows where story gets its power, why story is so effective, and how harnessing the power of story is one of the best ways to increase literacy in a technology world.

Speakers
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Sigmund Brouwer

Author, Rock and Roll Literacy
With close to three million books in print, Sigmund Brouwer writes for both children and adults. In the last ten years, he has given writing workshops to students in schools from the Arctic Circle to inner city Los Angeles. One of his latest novels, The Last Disciple, earned Sigmund an appearance on ABC's Good Morning America. Sigmund and his family live half the year in Nashville, Tennessee, and half the year in Red Deer, Alberta.


Friday February 10, 2017 13:15 - 14:15
Shaw CC: Salon 9 9797 Jasper Ave
  • Room Details Lecture Max Capacity - 250
  • Grade Focus 4-6
  • Tags English

13:15

CTF in Environmental Stewardship through Non-Profit Partnership
Learn from a Career & Technology Foundations teacher and members of CAWST (the Centre for Affordable Water and Sanitation Technology) how to teach the Environmental Stewardship stream using a free online action-based program. Using this program in the classroom provides students with opportunities to gain knowledge and become active partners in their learning by deepening their understanding of water issues facing their own communities as well as issues facing communities in developing countries. Project based learning is supported at its fundamentals, as students increase their own capacity, then engage in the process of grant writing and (if successful) receive funds to carry out their own action projects in the community.

Speakers
avatar for Johanna Dalton

Johanna Dalton

High School Social Studies and Learning Support Teacher, Grande Cache Community High School
Johanna is a teacher at Grande Cache Community High School. She has been teaching in the district for three years with a focus on Social Studies, Sustainability and Learning Support. Johanna has a previous degree in International Development and has spent time working in Ghana.
avatar for Stephanie Southgate

Stephanie Southgate

Wavemaker Program Manager, Centre for Affordable Water and Sanitation Technology (CAWST)
Stephanie has a Post Graduate Certificate of Education from the UK and a BA in International Development with experience in India (investigating the role of female education as a tool of empowerment). Her career started as a classroom teacher and evolved into a recreation leader (at the City of Calgary AfterSchool program), a school program interpreter and camp leader at the Calgary Zoo, and a waste and recycling educator with the City of... Read More →


  • Room Details Workshop Max Capacity - 70
  • Chairperson Michelle Savoie - Pembina Hills #22
  • Grade Focus General
  • Tags English

13:15

Les enfants et les exigences du curriculum: La loyauté partagée des éducateurs
Nous avons tous le devoir légal d'enseigner le programme d'études aux enfants qui nous sont confiés. Le programme d'études est en fait constitué des connaissances, des habiletés et des attitudes que notre société a défini comme étant essentielles pour nos enfants. Mais nous avons également le devoir d'agir dans le meilleur intérêt des enfants. Est-ce que notre loyauté envers le curriculum et notre loyauté envers les enfants sont toujours compatibles? Qu'en est-il de ces enfants dont les talents sont différents de ceux établis par le programme d'études? Dans cette session, nous allons découvrir les travaux du professeur à la retraite David Smith. Entre autres publications, David a publié "Teaching in a season if Great Untruth" et "Teaching as a Practice if Wisdom." Dans la lignée de Paulo Freire, David a manifesté son indignation envers un système d'éducation qui oblige les professeurs à sacrifier leur générosité et leur compassion au profit de résultats d'apprentissages déterminés à l'avance en fonction des besoins du marché et de l'économie. David nous incite à entrer dans une réflexion sérieuse sur nos pratiques éducatives et, ce faisant, il redonne à la vocation d'éducateur toute sa beauté, sa noblesse et sa dignité.

Speakers
PR

Pierre Rousseau

Principal, Eco le Sir George Simpson
J'enseigne à St-Albert, en Alberta, depuis 1989. J'ai partagé mes années d'enseignement entre l'école Secondaire Sir George Simpson et l'école Elémentaire Leo Nickerson. Chargé de cours au Campus St-Jean de l'Université de l'Alberta depuis 1994, j'ai le plaisir d'enseigner les cours d'Etudes Religieuses et d'Enseignement Moral et Religieux. J'ai complété une Maitrise en Enseignement Moral et Religieux à l'Université de... Read More →


Friday February 10, 2017 13:15 - 14:15
Westin: Leduc Rm 10135 100 St NW
  • Room Details Lecture Max Capacity - 80
  • Grade Focus General
  • Tags French

13:15

Understanding the Core Story Of Brain Development for Learners
In this session, translation of current scientific research on brain development will occur in order for educators to understand the role they play in this developmental process. The outcomes for the session include: - Participants will understand that brain architecture is established early in life and supports lifelong learning, behaviour, and health. - Participants will demonstrate how “serve and return” interactions shape healthy brain development - Participants will identify how toxic stress in the early years can derail healthy development and impact executive functioning - Participants will work together through a game experience that builds understanding of the powerful role of experiences on early brain development – what promotes it, what derails it, with what consequences for society

Speakers
avatar for Mrs. Kristy McConnell

Mrs. Kristy McConnell

Psychologist, Rocky View Schools
Kristy is a registered psychologist with Rocky View Schools. Kristy collaborates with educators, students, parents, and other professionals to create safe, healthy, and supportive learning environments that strengthen connections between home, school, and the community for all students. Previous to her work as a school psychologist, Kristy was a special education teacher for a number of years and provided counselling services at an Employee and... Read More →




Friday February 10, 2017 13:15 - 15:15
Shaw CC: Salon 3 9797 Jasper Ave
  • Room Details Classroom Max Capacity - 90

13:15

You Did What!?
This presentation examines a topics which lead many teachers to call the ATA for advice or representation. The presentation will examine protocols to protect teacher privacy and autonomy when seeking advice, interpersonal professional conflicts, contract and certification issues, employment risks related to the role-modelling obligations, problems related to technology, and liabilities associated with providing service to medically fragile students. Come to this session with questions regarding dealing with difficult people, social media, professional conduct, legislation and anything else on your mind.

Speakers
avatar for Marv Hackman

Marv Hackman

Executive Staff Officer, Member Services, Alberta Teachers' Association
Marv Hackman is an Executive Staff Officer in the Association's Member Services program area and is based out of Barnett House in Edmonton. Marv began his teaching career in 1977 and worked as a teacher and administrator for 19 years prior to joining the Association in 1996.

Sponsors

Friday February 10, 2017 13:15 - 15:15
Citadel Theatre: The club 9828 101A Avenue Northwest Edmonton
  • Room Details Lecture Max Capacity - 160
  • Grade Focus General
  • Tags English

13:30

Musical Fun for PreK-K classes
Use music, rhymes, fingerplays, instruments and movement to engage your PreK-K students. In this session, Denise will share a lesson plan and all the materials needed to teach this lesson to your PreK or K students. Music will help your students develop language fluency, vocabulary and social skills. You’ll have fun moving, playing instruments, singing, and doing fingerplays in this session.

Speakers
avatar for Denise Gagne

Denise Gagne

Owner, Themes & Variations
Denise Gagne has taught instrumental, choral and classroom music from babies and preschool to College levels . She has degrees in music and education, as well as Level 3 certification in both Kodaly and Orff. Denise has authored or edited many publications including the Musicplay K-6 elementary music curriculum.


  • Room Details None

13:30

Sounds Like Teen Spirit - Music That Helps Teens Tune In
For teenagers, music frequently provides a means to identify and label emotions. In music with lyrics, teenagers express happiness and sadness, frustrations and relief. Music helps to express issues arising from relationships with family or friends. When teenagers use music as a mood-modifier, it can be used to reinforce and perpetuate negative emotions as well as positive emotions. Learn how to: - use songs with lyrics to explore current topics, trends and experiences. - use music to help an anxious teen relax. - discuss the benefits and harmful attributes of some music - yes, music can harm. - incorporate music in the classroom to set the tone of an assignment, or time of day. - write new lyrics to an existing song to explore creative writing and to uncover the educational experiences within it.

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Buchanan

Jennifer Buchanan

President, JB Music Therapy
A trail blazer in the field of music therapy Jennifer Buchanan has spent over two decades building a music therapy business. Bridging the gap between academic research in the area of music medicine and the public, Jennifer has spoken internationally to a wide variety of education, healthcare and corporate audiences. In addition to her healthcare background, Jennifer broadened her leadership experience by pursuing her MBA in Social... Read More →



Friday February 10, 2017 13:30 - 14:30
Shaw CC: Salon 8 9797 Jasper Ave
  • Room Details Lecture Max Capacity - 320
  • Chairperson Sylvia Brendel - St. Thomas Aquinas #45

13:30