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Beginning Teachers [clear filter]
Thursday, February 7
 

8:30am

Solid wood joinery for students & teachers
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Students and teachers often struggle with the techniques and tools required to join solid wood into an amazing piece of furniture. We will be looking at Domino joinery, bisquit joinery, dowelling, machine and hand tool techniques for wooden furniture construction. Each participant will leave with a completed piece of furniture and new skills.

Speakers
avatar for Lee Corneau

Lee Corneau

Teacher, Elk Island Public Schools
I am a journeyman carpenter and teacher, with background in residential construction and renovations. After working in the construction industry for 10 years, I decided to pursue a career in education. Now I spend my days teaching junior and high school students the ins and outs of... Read More →
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Steve Woodard

Teacher, Elk Island Public Schools
Steve has been sharing his passion for the cabinetmaking trade with students for the past 13 years. He's a journeyman cabinetmaker and teacher in the largest high school wood shop in Alberta, where kids make everything from tiny doll furniture to full-size garages on site. On rare... Read More →


Thursday February 7, 2019 8:30am - 3:30pm
Offsite: Sherwood Park Location 1
  • Room Details None
  • Grade Focus 43809
  • Tags English

9:00am

Geometric Thoughts?
Learning at a geometric level is Experience-Dependent! So much about helping students develop their spatial reasoning and geometric thinking is based on giving students opportunities over time to notice things, to discuss observations, to make connections between their observations and their worlds beyond the classroom, and to practice math-talk! But, sometimes we get rushed, and sometimes our very own ‘normal-talk’ contradicts the very distinctions we want kids to make! So, let’s find a way to meaningfully spread geometry throughout the year and tighten our language to ensure we are part of our students’ success, rather than an unfortunate road block. Leave this session with activity ideas designed to geometrically engage and challenge students throughout the year, along with a few do’s and don’ts for our own daily vocabulary!

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 9:00am - 10:00am
Shaw CC: Salon 9 9797 Jasper Ave
  • Room Details Workshop Max Capacity - 128
  • Grade Focus 43620
  • Tags English

9:00am

Maki(Ng) Green Science Fun, Safe and Not Safe!
What is the difference betwee Green Science vs. Environmental Science? Is it the same as Earth Day? Join Michael Ng in his Classic Demo Lecture Series as he shares science demonstrations focused on the designing of products and processes that minimize the use and generation of hazardous substances in our classrooms and environment.

Speakers
MN

Michael Ng

Teacher, 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... Read More →


Thursday February 7, 2019 9:00am - 10:00am
Shaw CC: Salon 2 9797 Jasper Ave
  • Chairperson Donna Chanasyk - St. Albert Public #73
  • Room Details Workshop Max Capacity - 112
  • Grade Focus General
  • Tags English

9:00am

Layers of Reading in Secondary English Language Arts Classroom
In a time when literacy demands on students are increasing, do you notice that your students are less willing to engage in reading? Do they seem to lack the necessary stamina to tackle complex texts? How do you build a reading program that honours the nature of our students, our program of study, and principles of sound assessment? We will share activities that have allowed our students to connect more deeply with all text forms, including a novel read aloud, student choice reading, literature circles, stories, articles, poetry, film, and visuals. Although our examples are from LA 9, all strategies presented can be easily adapted for other grade levels.

Speakers
NH

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 9:00am - 11:00am
Shaw CC: Salon 15/16 9797 Jasper Ave
  • Room Details Workshop Max Capacity - 48
  • Grade Focus 43806
  • Tags English

9:00am

Teaching Word Solving Strategies - A Forgotten Skill?
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

While strategies for comprehension are the primary focus of reading instruction, the ability to recognize words by sight and how to solve unfamiliar words is also necessary. So you know your students would benefit from learning these specific skills, but you're not sure how to teach these strategies. This session will show you how to identify students who need this specific instruction and how to actively engage them in word work lessons. The areas that will be addressed include: how sounds in the English language are represented by various letter combinations; how to break words into parts; and how to effectively use context to solve unfamiliar words – ALL WITHOUT WORKSHEETS! As an added bonus, many of these skills are related to helping students become better spellers too. Optional $10.00 fee for a CD with printable materials.

Speakers
avatar for Blanche Lamont

Blanche Lamont

other, Rainbow Literacy
Literacy expert Blanche Lamont has offered literacy workshops to thousands of teachers locally, provincially, and at international conferences. She addresses literacy instruction in a manner easily accessible to beginning and experienced teachers alike. She is the author of Mentoring... Read More →



Thursday February 7, 2019 9:00am - 12:00pm
MacEwan - Alberta College: Stollery Hall(Rm 409) 10050 MacDonald Drive
  • Room Details Lecture Max Capacity - 104
  • Grade Focus K-6
  • Tags English

10:15am

Shaving Cream, Cabbage Juice and Underwater Volcanoes
We are very excited to offer a new twist to some of the science demos that we have shared in the past: come join us for a series of demos and activities for the elementary classroom! We offer a variety of activities that you can use in your classroom right away, to promote fun, interactive science inquiry. We have selected activities that are safe, inexpensive and inspiring additions to do in your classroom, with or without access to a science lab.

Speakers
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Kevin Andersen

Teacher, Parkland Composite High School
Kevin Andersen is a science teacher at Parkland Composite High School. Kevin is the Science Department Head and he has been teaching for 25 years.
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Lyssa Bencz

Lyssa Bencz is a science teacher at Parkland Composite High School. She has a passion for all things biology, and has been teaching since 2010.


Thursday February 7, 2019 10:15am - 12:15pm
Shaw CC: Salon 2 9797 Jasper Ave
  • Chairperson Stephanie MacPhail - Evergreen #11
  • Room Details Workshop Max Capacity - 112
  • Grade Focus 43620
  • Tags English

1:00pm

Wow! Did My Students Really Write That?
With the help of finely crafted literature, teach your students to get rid of boring, lazy words and to use powerful verbs and elaborative details instead - thus building the foundation for effective narrative writing throughout the year. Learn how to help your students practice these strategies as they engage in focused listening, drama activities, shared writing and short writing projects. You and your students will be amazed at the results! Most suitable for Gr. 1 – 6 teachers.

Speakers
avatar for Blanche Lamont

Blanche Lamont

other, Rainbow Literacy
Literacy expert Blanche Lamont has offered literacy workshops to thousands of teachers locally, provincially, and at international conferences. She addresses literacy instruction in a manner easily accessible to beginning and experienced teachers alike. She is the author of Mentoring... Read More →



Thursday February 7, 2019 1:00pm - 3:00pm
MacEwan - Alberta College: Stollery Hall(Rm 409) 10050 MacDonald Drive
  • Room Details Lecture Max Capacity - 104
  • Grade Focus K-6
  • Tags English

1:00pm

Living For More Than the Report Card Lull - Wellness & Self-care for the Busy Teacher
Teachers have a busy profession full of stress, and no one knows this more than a fellow teacher! We get lost in lesson planning and assessment, soon finding ourselves worrying more about the health & wellness of our students than our own. If this sounds familiar, please come join us (two teachers, who moonlight as a Yoga Instructor and a Health and Wellness Coach) for practical ways to practice self-care throughout the school year; not just on breaks. We will look at meal prep, quick & easy self-care activities and have a session of chair yoga. As an added bonus, we will discuss practical ways to encourage a wellness community within your school. Come kick off your health hobby!

Speakers
LB

Lyssa Bencz

Lyssa Bencz is a science teacher at Parkland Composite High School. She has a passion for all things biology, and has been teaching since 2010.
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Kim Edmondson

Kim Edmondson has been a busy high school teacher for the past ten years. She is a 200-HR certified yoga teacher and is passionate about fostering wellness and wholeness among her colleagues in the teaching community.


Thursday February 7, 2019 1:00pm - 3:00pm
MacEwan - Alberta College: PCL Hall (Rm 541) 10050 MacDonald Drive
  • Room Details Lecture Max Capacity - 128
  • Grade Focus General
  • Tags English
 
Friday, February 8
 

9:00am

Poetic Writing: Poets in Action
Finely crafted picture books can serve as models for teaching students to use strong verbs and figurative language to create vivid word pictures. Learn how to help students use poetic devices such as personification, similes and rhythm. Many examples of fine poetic picture books and the resulting children’s writing will demonstrate how even the most un-poetic teacher can bring poetic writing to life in the classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Blanche Lamont

Blanche Lamont

other, Rainbow Literacy
Literacy expert Blanche Lamont has offered literacy workshops to thousands of teachers locally, provincially, and at international conferences. She addresses literacy instruction in a manner easily accessible to beginning and experienced teachers alike. She is the author of Mentoring... Read More →



Friday February 8, 2019 9:00am - 11:00am
Shaw CC: Salon 13/14 9797 Jasper Ave
  • Room Details Workshop Max Capacity - 48
  • Grade Focus K-6
  • Tags English

11:30am

Becoming Sentence Acrobats - Tools for Composing Effective Sentences
Do your students use repetitive sentence structures because they don’t have the tools to make their sentences more interesting and lively? Help your students understand that adding sentence variety to writing will give it life and rhythm, and learn how to teach sentence fluency in a way that transfers into student writing. This session will focus on the following areas: using strong verbs to breathe life into sentences; varying sentence beginnings; varying sentence structures; and how to actively engage students in learning sentence composing tools. This session is suitable for Gr. 4- 12 teachers.

Speakers
avatar for Blanche Lamont

Blanche Lamont

other, Rainbow Literacy
Literacy expert Blanche Lamont has offered literacy workshops to thousands of teachers locally, provincially, and at international conferences. She addresses literacy instruction in a manner easily accessible to beginning and experienced teachers alike. She is the author of Mentoring... Read More →



Friday February 8, 2019 11:30am - 12:30pm
Shaw CC: Salon 13/14 9797 Jasper Ave
  • Room Details Workshop Max Capacity - 48
  • Grade Focus General
  • Tags English