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Thursday, February 7
 

10:15am

Mise à jour au sujet du curriculum élaboré par le ministère de l’Éducation
Nous en sommes à la troisième année d’un ambitieux projet de renouvèlement du curriculum; il reste donc une année de moins avant l’introduction de nouveaux programmes d’études en beaux-arts, en français et en anglais, en mathématiques, en sciences, en études sociales et en bienêtre. Les activités liées à la mise en œuvre des nouveaux programmes d’études de la maternelle à la 4e année sont amorcées et l’élaboration des résultats d’apprentissage de la 5e à la 12e année est en cours. Cette séance vous donnera l’occasion de discuter du nouveau curriculum et de sa mise en œuvre avec des collègues, de poser des questions et de fournir une rétroaction aux représentants du Ministère, et d’en apprendre davantage au sujet des ressources et activités de perfectionnement professionnel que vous présenteront des membres du personnel de l’Alberta Teachers’ Association et qui vous permettront de poursuivre votre préparation. This September, all teachers in the province will be held to the new Teaching Quality Standard and must be able to demonstrate that they meet the included competencies. This session will provide you with the opportunity to discuss the new standard with Association experts, explore resources and activities, and identify next steps that you and your colleagues can take. you map out the journey, identify resources that you can access, and connect with those who can provide guidance along the way.

Speakers

Thursday February 7, 2019 10:15am - 11:15am
Shaw CC: Hall D Level - Room D1
  • Room Details Workshop Max Capacity - 36
  • Grade Focus General
  • Tags French

11:15am

Formative Writing Activities in Secondary Language Arts
Looking for quick and simple ways to help your students improve their writing skills? Join us as we share formative assessment writing activities and discuss ways to motivate reluctant writers without using marks as an incentive. Strategies that will be discussed include quick writes and cloze exercises. Examples will be shared from jr. high language arts classrooms, but activities can be adapted to fit your context.

Speakers
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Noreen Holt

Noreen is a former teacher, retired after 33 years as a teacher and lead teacher. In the classroom, she taught a variety of courses and levels, but the bulk of her experience is in jr. high language arts. Noreen is interested in adolescent literacy, formative assessment, and teacher... Read More →
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Danica Raymond

Danica is a classroom teacher of LA 9 and high school English, as well as a former lead teacher in content literacy and assessment. Danica is an avid reading of young adult literature in addition to a well-established mentor in areas of literacy and English.


Thursday February 7, 2019 11:15am - 12:15pm
Shaw CC: Salon 15/16 9797 Jasper Ave
  • Room Details Workshop Max Capacity - 48
  • Grade Focus 43715
  • Tags English

11:30am

S.O.S. NQE : Ce qu’il faut savoir DÈS MAINTENANT au sujet de la nouvelle Norme de qualité pour l’ens
Dès septembre prochain, tous les enseignants de la province seront tenus de respecter la nouvelle Norme de qualité pour l’enseignement et devront être en mesure de démontrer qu’ils possèdent les compétences qui y sont énoncées. Cette séance sera l’occasion pour vous de discuter de la nouvelle norme avec des experts de l’ATA et de déterminer quelles ressources et activités vous seront utiles pour faire évoluer et démontrer vos compétences dans les mois à venir. This September, all teachers in the province will be held to the new Teaching Quality Standard and must be able to demonstrate that they meet the included competencies. This session will provide you with the opportunity to discuss the new standard with Association experts, explore resources and activities, and identify next steps that you and your colleagues can take. you map out the journey, identify resources that you can access, and connect with those who can provide guidance along the way.

Speakers
avatar for Monique Gravel

Monique Gravel

Executive Staff Officer, Professional Development, Alberta Teachers' Association
Monique Gravel is an Executive Staff Officer in the Association's Professional Development program area and is the ATA's lead on teacher education and certification. Prior to joining the ATA in 2013, Monique worked as a teacher and guidance counsellor with Conseil scolaire Centre-Nord... Read More →



Thursday February 7, 2019 11:30am - 12:30pm
Shaw CC: Hall D Level - Room D1
  • Room Details Workshop Max Capacity - 36
  • Grade Focus General
  • Tags French

11:45am

Using Technology Purposefully
Have you ever wondered how you could use technology purposefully in the classroom, not just as a time filler? As Andrew Barras said: "Technology in the classroom is NOT the end goal. Enabling learning everywhere is the goal." Come discover a variety of web-based tools that will allow you to increase students' engagement in learning, provide them with valuable formative feedback, and save you time. Please bring a device so you can try out these tools, and be ready to incorporate a host of new ideas on your next day back in the classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Natalie McIntyre

Natalie McIntyre

Teacher, Elk Island Public Schools



Thursday February 7, 2019 11:45am - 12:45pm
MacEwan University - Alberta College: Rm 313
  • Room Details Classroom Max Capacity - 35
  • Grade Focus General
  • Tags English

12:45pm

3 Great Ideas from 3 Great Teachers on 1 Great Subject: Gr.10-12 Science
Title 1: A Chemistry 20 Lab Exam: My successes and why you should try it too. For the past three years my colleagues and I have developed an refined a practical final exam for our Chemistry 20 course. Originally designed as a way to encourage ownership for skill development in increasingly large classes, we have seen huge increases in engagement during lab activities as students strive to master techniques. Speaker: Reuben Mahaffy Title 2: Forensic Science Mock Crime Scene Final Assessment Task Speaker: Jenna Willman Title 3: Performance Assessment in the Chemistry Lab Speaker: Tyler Buchan

Speakers
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Tyler Buchan

Teacher, Salisbury Composite High School
TBD
avatar for Reuben Mahaffy

Reuben Mahaffy

Reuben teaches Chemistry, Biology, and General Science at Spruce Grove Composite High. He is a dynamic and iterative teacher who is always looking for ways to improve his practice. His preschool-age children indulge his various nerdy pastimes and make excellent test subjects.
avatar for Jenna Willman

Jenna Willman

High School Science
Jenna has been teaching for 12 years, specializing in biology and forensic studies.She is also the First Nations-Métis-Inuit teacher lead at her school. One of her professional goals is to continue incorporating Indigenous perspectives into her science classroom.




Thursday February 7, 2019 12:45pm - 1:45pm
Shaw CC: Hall D Level - Room D2
  • Chairperson Donna Chanasyk - St. Albert Public #73
  • Room Details Lecture Max Capacity - 60
  • Grade Focus 43809
  • Tags English

1:45pm

TQS 911: What You Need to Know About the New Teaching Quality Standard
This September, all teachers in the province will be held to the new Teaching Quality Standard and must be able to demonstrate that they meet the included competencies. This session will provide you with the opportunity to discuss the new standard with Association experts, explore resources and activities, and identify next steps that you and your colleagues can take. you map out the journey, identify resources that you can access, and connect with those who can provide guidance along the way.

Speakers
avatar for Dan Grassic

Dan Grassic

Executive Staff Officer, Professional Development, Alberta Teachers' Association
Dan Grassick is an Executive Staff Officer in the Association's Professional Development program area. Among his chief responsibilities are supporting the ATA's teachers' convention associations and working with the Faculty of Education at the University of Lethbridge. Before joining... Read More →



Thursday February 7, 2019 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Shaw CC: Salon 2 9797 Jasper Ave
  • Room Details Workshop Max Capacity - 112
  • Grade Focus General
  • Tags English
 
Friday, February 8
 

9:00am

But You Don’t Know What MY Class is Like! Accepting the Challenge of Differentiated Assessment
It’s clear that Alberta classrooms are becoming more diverse every year, and this can create some assessment challenges. How can we differentiate assessment in a way that is effective, manageable, and equitable? Differentiated assessment can work – in every classroom!

Speakers
avatar for AAC Facilitator

AAC Facilitator

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.


Friday February 8, 2019 9:00am - 10:00am
Shaw CC: Salon 1 9797 Jasper Ave
  • Room Details Workshop Max Capacity - 40
  • Grade Focus General
  • Tags English

10:30am

7 Things You Could Start Next Week to Change the Assessment Culture in Your Classroom
Does conventional assessment work against your goal of building a classroom community that supports the well-being of all students? You CAN change the assessment culture in your classroom, and support learning while you’re at it. Explore some specific, practical assessment ideas that you can start implementing on Monday!

Speakers
avatar for AAC Facilitator

AAC Facilitator

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.


Friday February 8, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am
Shaw CC: Salon 1 9797 Jasper Ave
  • Room Details Workshop Max Capacity - 40
  • Grade Focus General
  • Tags English

10:30am

Laboratory Skills Performance Assessments
The use of performance assessments in the chemistry laboratory present unique opportunities for formative assessment. They are authentic ways for students to demonstrate their abilities and can positively affect students’ attitudes toward the lab, their academic achievement, and upon the overall environment of the classroom. When used in conjunction with student self-assessment checklists performance assessments can also promote metacognitive activity. This session will present how to administer performance assessments of five basic lab skills and the benefits to the classroom that result. The lab skills that will be discussed are measuring mass using an electronic balance, measuring volume using a graduated cylinder, lighting a Bunsen burner, measuring volume using a pipet, and completing one trial of a titration. Although this session focuses on high school chemistry, the ideas discussed could easily be adapted to the physics, biology or general science classroom.

Speakers
TB

Tyler Buchan

Teacher, Salisbury Composite High School
TBD


Friday February 8, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am
Shaw CC: Salon 5/6 9797 Jasper Ave
  • Room Details Workshop Max Capacity - 96
  • Grade Focus 43809
  • Tags English

1:00pm

Is This for Marks? Helping Your High School Students Care about Formative Assessment
How often do you hear students ask, “Is this formative or summative?” Do you feel like the only way to have your students care about an assignment is to attach a mark to it? Resist the marks trap! Formative assessment is the key to successful learning in your high school classroom. Explore some practical ideas for incorporating formative assessment that will engage and inspire!

Speakers
avatar for AAC Facilitator

AAC Facilitator

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.


Friday February 8, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Shaw CC: Salon 1 9797 Jasper Ave
  • Room Details Workshop Max Capacity - 40
  • Grade Focus 43809
  • Tags English