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Thursday, February 7
 

10:30am

The Most Important Things In Life, Aren't Things
Teaching is the profession that makes all other professions possible, but sometimes we forget to remind ourselves of that. What we do each day makes a difference in the lives of so many others. This session will help remind us that we have chosen the most important professional of all and assist us in developing ways to continually take a positive outlook of life and of teaching.

Speakers
avatar for Todd Whitaker

Todd Whitaker

Professor, University of Missouri
Dr. Todd Whitaker has been fortunate to be able to blend his passion with his career. Recognized as a leading presenter in the field of education, his message about the importance of teaching has resonated with hundreds of thousands of educators around the world. Todd is a professor... Read More →


Thursday February 7, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am
Shaw CC: Salon 8 9797 Jasper Ave
  • Chairperson Terra Beth Dowhaluk - Sturgeon #27
  • Room Details Lecture Max Capacity - 320
  • Grade Focus General
  • Tags English

11:30am

LGBTQ+ U
In this presentation, Lee will demystify some of the complicated and confusing language around LGBTQ+ topics, then dive into a conversation about issues that students and teachers may be facing when it comes to addressing these topics. Participants will leave this presentation with a more nuanced understanding of LGBTQ+ issues across Canada, how those issues impact students, and what we can all do to help.

Speakers
LT

Lee Thomas

DefineU Mental Health Programming Inc.
Lee Thomas is an international speaker, writer, and advocate based in Canada. Lee speaks to groups of all ages and sizes about mental health and mental illness, with a particular focus on stigma reduction and youth mental health. They are a Mental Health First Aid instructor, TEDx... Read More →


Thursday February 7, 2019 11:30am - 12:30pm
MacEwan - Alberta College: Muttart Hall
  • Room Details Lecture Max Capacity - 250
  • Grade Focus 43806
  • Tags English

12:00pm

Mentoring Student Teachers: What's in it for "we"?
Leveraging the expertise and experiences of a panel of current school coordinators, mentor teachers, and student teachers, field experience associates from the University of Alberta will provide the audience with information and self-reflection opportunities regarding: -Reasons to be a mentor teacher and how it can add to the learning community -Suggestions, anecdotes, and evidence of what makes an effective mentor teacher -Most important learnings and valued advice from current mentor teachers and student teachers

Speakers
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Carla Babichuk

I received my B.Ed. from University of Alberta, my M.Ed. from the University of San Diego, and continue to be involved in post-graduate studies. I have been a classroom teacher (in Alberta and internationally), consultant, assistant principal, and I'm currently on secondment to the... Read More →


Thursday February 7, 2019 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Chateau Lacombe: McDougall Room
  • Room Details Lecture Max Capacity - 60
  • Grade Focus General
  • Tags English

1:00pm

Administration: Leadership Lessons from the Sports World
Coach’s Handbook: A New Administrator's Guide to Success The court, the field, the diamond, even the squared circle are greater metaphor for administration. Examining administration from a sports perspective, this session will highlight ten ways to succeed as a new administrator at the K-12 level.

Speakers
avatar for Jordan Robinson

Jordan Robinson

Principal, Ecole Mother D'Youville School
Practicing in the field of education for fifteen years, Jordan is a passionate educator, leader, and principal in STAR Catholic School Division. Jordan has his Masters from both Newman Theological College and the University of Calgary specializing in religious education and technology... Read More →


Thursday February 7, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Shaw CC: Salon 10 9797 Jasper Ave
  • Room Details Lecture Max Capacity - 250
  • Grade Focus General
  • Tags English

1:00pm

Teaching for Conceptual Understanding: The PRODUCTIVE Struggle is Real!
The 'aha' moments are why many teachers teach! We want students to 'get it', not just memorize a list of rules. But, how do we get there more consistently with more students? The answer can be as simple as changing a single lesson within a unit or cycle of study. In this session, you will learn how to collaboratively develop a conceptually-based lesson through the use of a high-cognitive-demand task that promotes productive struggle. We will talk about how to group students to maximize conceptual understanding, how to engage students through questioning, and what not to say/do to ensure we're not emptying tasks of their cognitive demand. Much like reading comprehension is key to success in literacy, understanding WHY a procedure works is key to success in numeracy. A single lesson can make the difference between blind obedience and sense-making in mathematics!

Speakers
JG

Jane Gannon

Educational Math Consultant, Gannon Consulting
My 17 years of math education experience spans from the elementary to the post-secondary level. I currently teach grade 4 math, health, and art, junior high French, and I edit educational math resources for distance learning. In addition, I provide on-site professional development... Read More →


Thursday February 7, 2019 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Shaw CC: Salon 9 9797 Jasper Ave
  • Room Details Workshop Max Capacity - 128
  • Grade Focus 43620
  • Tags English

2:30pm

School Leadership Within the Teaching Profession - Challenges and Possibilities
This interactive session begins with a discussion of the new Leadership Quality Standard (LQS) and its place within the triad of standards that make up the Professional Practice Standards for the Teaching Profession of Alberta. Participants will engage in a conversation on the need to develop schools as communities of leaders where leadership is fostered in all teachers in addition to the formal roles of principal/vice principal. If the core of leadership for learning is leading teacher learning, how can we support our formal school leaders in that work? This interactive session will not only provide school leaders with practical information for providing educational leadership to their teachers, it is also an opportunity to celebrate the value of having certificated teachers serve as school leaders.

Speakers
avatar for Jeff Johnson

Jeff Johnson

Executive Staff Officer, Professional Development, Alberta Teachers' Association
Jeff Johnson is an ATA Executive Staff Officer working in Professional Development. Prior to joining the ATA, Jeff worked as a school and district level leader for many years. Jeff is an Apple Distinguished Educator and a recipient of Alberta’s Excellence in Teaching Award. Among... Read More →


Thursday February 7, 2019 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Citadel Theatre: Zeidler Hall 9828 101A Avenue Northwest
  • Room Details Lecture Max Capacity - 215
  • Grade Focus General
  • Tags English
 
Friday, February 8
 

9:00am

Rising from the Ashes: Preventing & Healing from Burnout
Summary This workshop will focus on the importance of self-care in avoiding the slippery slope of professional burnout, and recommendations for beginning the healing process. Abstract Burnout can be a slippery slope that begins with good intentions to work hard and do well, and ends with lack of joy, lack of satisfaction, and potential serious health issues. After years of teaching, academia, and workaholic perfectionism, Angela completely burned out. During this workshop, she will share her experience of teaching & academic stress, burnout, existential crisis, and a return to what is truly important to live a quality life. You will be invited to examine your own self-care practices, identify signs and symptoms of burnout in yourself and colleagues, and create a self-care plan that will sustain you through your career.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Angela Grace

Dr. Angela Grace

Registered Psychologist, Heart Centered Counselling
Dr. Angela Grace, Ph.D., is a Registered Psychologist with a passion for health & wellness. She has worked as an elementary school teacher, school counsellor, psychologist, speaker and advocate for youth mental health for over 20 years. She is passionate about the prevention and treatment... Read More →


Friday February 8, 2019 9:00am - 10:00am
Shaw CC: Salon 4 9797 Jasper Ave
  • Chairperson Charlene Wheeler - St. Thomas Aquinas #45
  • Room Details Workshop Max Capacity - 160
  • Grade Focus General
  • Tags English

9:00am

Creating Classroom Leaders
How can teachers promote a culture of acceptance in the classroom, hallways and common areas of the school.

Speakers
EO

Eva Olsson

Holocaust Survivor, Author, Public Speaker
Since 1996 Eva has been speaking about her life in over 3000 schools, churches, meeting halls, conferences, colleges and universities, and over one-and-a-half million individuals throughout Canada. Eva received an Honorary Doctorate from Nipissing University, North Bay Ontario in... Read More →


Friday February 8, 2019 9:00am - 10:00am
Chateau Lacombe: Lacombe Room
  • Chairperson Cathy Hinger - Elk Island Catholic #21
  • Room Details Lecture Max Capacity - 100
  • Grade Focus 43715
  • Tags English

11:30am

The Case for Compassion - Better Discipline Through Caring
"That's his 4th suspension this year! He's just not getting it!" If we continually go through the same disciplinary actions with a student and expect to eventually get a different result, there are at least 2 people behaving badly. In this session, participants will explore the reasons why compassion and understanding are necessary ingredients in any preventative discipline strategy. We will examine a brief overview of what the research indicates is effective, and then discuss strategies to make the right things happen in your school and classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Terry Hogan

Terry Hogan

Vice Principal
Terry Hogan is a vice principal in Peace River AB, and a father to 4 kids. All of his best teaching ideas were stolen from the great teachers he has had the good fortune to observe over the years. His former students include: a Miss Rodeo Canada, a winner of the Griffin award for... Read More →


Friday February 8, 2019 11:30am - 12:30pm
Citadel Theatre: Zeidler Hall 9828 101A Avenue Northwest
  • Room Details Lecture Max Capacity - 215
  • Grade Focus General
  • Tags English

12:45pm

Dreaming Big: Taking the Leap to Teach Abroad
Experiences shape the person and this could be the experience of a lifetime! Come hear about the opportunity to re-energize your life, experience a new culture, and connect with others from around the world. This presentation will focus on the many benefits of working as a teacher or administrator at a prestigious Alberta-accredited school and living in Southeast Asia. The rich culture, safe environment, and familiarity of using the Alberta curriculum are some of the benefits of this opportunity. But, the positives don’t stop there. The International School of Macau (TIS) is the flagship international school for Alberta Education and has a long-standing reputation of stability, professional collaboration, innovative teaching and learning, and international mindedness. Are you ready to make memories that will stay with you for the rest of your life and expand your view of the world? If so, come join us for this uplifting session.

Speakers
TL

Tracy Lockwood

PE Specialist/Owner, PLAY Education
Tracy Lockwood is a certified K-12 PE Teacher and has over 25 years of experience as an educator. Her experience includes working with K-12 students in Alberta, Abu Dhabi and most recently, Macao. She was employed as a Health and Physical Education consultant for nearly 10 years and... Read More →
DS

David Spreadbury

The International School of Macao
Dave is an Alberta educator with over 25 years experience. He spent 9 years overseas at The International School of Macao, retiring in 2016 as Secondary School principal. He continues to work with TIS as Canadian Affairs Liaison and brings a wealth of information and insights on teaching... Read More →


Friday February 8, 2019 12:45pm - 1:45pm
Shaw CC: Salon 17/18 9797 Jasper Ave
  • Room Details Workshop Max Capacity - 48
  • Grade Focus General
  • Tags English

1:00pm

Creating Successful Teams
The goal of any school's athletic program is to create successful teams. But what does success mean? Success can defined as a win/loss record, but truly successful teams are those that take what they learn on the court and applying that off the court. Successful teams are those programs that incorporate life lessons and character development into their programs. Successful teams are those that your student athletes will remember fondly once they leave your school. As a coach or an athletic director how can you lead your program to create a successful team.

Speakers
KH

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... Read More →


Friday February 8, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Chateau Lacombe: Lacombe Room
  • Room Details Lecture Max Capacity - 100
  • Grade Focus 43809
  • Tags English

1:00pm

"Huh?" Demystifying Psycho-Ed Reports and Making Solutions out of Them
Most of the time when a student becomes too challenging, our schools hire a psychologist to conduct a psycho-ed assessment (that can cost a fortune) because we think labelling our problems should help. A lot of the time, these reports may not meaningfully help us highly trained teachers or the most experienced of administrators. At the same time, psycho-educational assessment reports are a gold mine of information if that data is communicated in accessible language or if the recommendations are credible. For example, I was once told that my 16-year-old student with focusing challenges should put sponges in his ears--ya, right. This session would like to demystify the psycho-ed and offer a practical, solution-focused model moving forward. Let's make psycho-eds valuable in your school.

Speakers
VM

Vincent Mireau

Association Instructor, Alberta Teachers' Association
Vincent Mireau is a Counsellor in Whitecourt, AB. He is the President of the ATA Council of School Counsellors.


Friday February 8, 2019 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Chateau Lacombe: McDougall Room
  • Room Details Lecture Max Capacity - 60
  • Grade Focus 43806
  • Tags English