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Career & Technology Studies [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 →
SW

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

8:30am

WELDING, Skills Canada Alberta welding tips and tricks.
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

The session will be composed of the different parameters around preparing students for the Skills Canada competition in Welding. -Weld positions -Machine parameters -strategies -welding resources -joint prep and fitting -criteria for marking at competitions

Speakers
avatar for Wade Martinson

Wade Martinson

Fabrication/Welding/OCE Teacher, Bev Facey High School
Currently a welding and fabrication Teacher at Elk Island public schools at Bev Facey High School. I have welded 30 years, a Boilermaker for 12 years and an instructor/teacher for 6 years. Two years in High school and four years at NAIT. I have taught both Secondary and Post- Secondary... Read More →


Thursday February 7, 2019 8:30am - 3:30pm
Offsite: Sherwood Park Location 4
  • Room Details Workshop Max Capacity - 10
  • Grade Focus 43444
  • Tags English

9:00am

Exploring and Designing Aviation Careers
The Elevate Aviation Learning Centre provides unique opportunities for participants to explore diverse careers in the aviation industry. We take participants to behind-the-scenes spaces and introduce them to inspiring people who share information about their aviation careers through presentations, conversations, hands-on activities, and tours. Our industry partners include Edmonton International Airport (EIA), Parkland Airport, Canadian North, North Cariboo Air, Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF), and Technology contacts. Our week-long interactive and immersive experiences focus on aviation careers, aviation safety, and design thinking for innovation. This session will provide information and experiences that will support student engagement in exploring and designing their own aviation career.

Speakers
MS

Maxine Sprague

After years of working with her husband in their Technology Company and teaching Flight to Grade Six students, Maxine has partnered with a dynamic non-profit organization and industry representatives to establish The Elevate Aviation Learning Centre at EIA. This center will give students... Read More →
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Sophia Wells

Chief Flight Instructor at the Edmonton Flying Club and Director of Advocacy with Elevate Aviation, Sophia Wells has been with the Edmonton Flying Club since 2009. She has been the chief flight instructor since 2012 and has worked with Elevate Aviation since 2015 as one of its first... Read More →


Thursday February 7, 2019 9:00am - 10:00am
Chateau Lacombe: Lacombe Room
  • Room Details Lecture Max Capacity - 60
  • Grade Focus 43806
  • Tags English

9:00am

Teacher's Tote Bag
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

In this one day workshop you will learn how to create, design and sew a tote bag. Adding your own creative touch, you can make a Boho bag using recycled material from jeans, or cottons from your favorite clothing items. You can also create a stylish bag using purchased coordinating materials that you choose from cotton, flannel, twill or upholstery material. Once you have completed your Tote bag, you can show it off by carrying books, equipment or your teacher's planning book in it.

Speakers
avatar for Cynthia Dyer

Cynthia Dyer

I am a Foods & Fashions teacher at Lorne Akins Junior Secondary school, working in St. Albert for the past six years. I am passionate about both Foods & Fashions and bringing innovative and creative ideas to my students. I am also the Central PD Representative on the CTEC Council... Read More →


Thursday February 7, 2019 9:00am - 3:00pm
Offsite - St.Albert
  • Room Details Workshop Max Capacity - 20
  • Grade Focus 43715
  • Tags English

9:00am

Cookie Baking and Decorating for Middle School Foods
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Cookie Baking and decorating for Middle school foods will include a presentation on how my classroom is set up for grades 5 through 8, as well as a hands on demonstration of cookie mixing which will lead into my cookie challenge. We will be making cookies and then decorating them using some professional techniques. There will be opportunities to collaborate with the other teachers coming and eat some of our baking. In this session, I will be focussing on middle school CTF foods based options. I will be presenting on how unit on cookies runs and also we will be cooking together in the five kitchens at my school. There will be hands on demonstrations from myself, as well as bringing in a baker from our area to aid with icing techniques(if they are available). The focus will be on building a unit on proper cookie mixing with ideas for assessment, self evaluation and presentation. Teachers will come away with digital copies of recipes, rubrics, powerpoints, worksheets etc. and some decorated cookies!

Speakers
MM

Mhairi Miskew

Foods Fashion teacher, St Theresa
I have been teaching for over 19 years. I have had numerous teaching positions from grade 2 to grade 12. I have taught in and around Edmonton for all of my teaching career. Recently I have been teaching CTF, in particular Foods and Fashion.


Thursday February 7, 2019 9:00am - 3:30pm
Offsite: Sherwood Park Location 3
  • Room Details Workshop Max Capacity - 20
  • Grade Focus 43715
  • Tags English

1:00pm

Computing Science & Technology: Make The Learning Fun
“To engage students in learning opportunities through which they discover their interests in practical and purposeful ways” The above can be said to be the mission statement of the Communication Technology module of the Career and Technology Studies (CTS) program. Granted the speed at which technology and innovations have been evolving, students will be facing an ever-increasing diversity of information to learn, remember, and utilize. As well the diversity of the ComTech subject material is great for attracting interests but it also meant that teachers have to be knowledgeable in many areas. During this hour, you will be presented with my approach to introducing students to the world of Computing Sciences and to informing, exciting, and maybe encouraging them to pursue studies in the field of computer technology (hardware and software). This session covers concepts such as computer programming, 3D-modelling, music creation, digital design, game development, and internet programming. Best of all, these concepts can be learned at each student’s pace. Also, as school districts move to implement the "Bring Your Own Device" policy and are encouraging parents to purchase ChromeBooks, all of the programs used in this session are accessible on these devices.

Speakers
JC

John Chan

Teacher, Archbishop Jordan CHS
Teacher at Archbishop Jordan Catholic (Sherwood Park) for past 14 years. Research Assistant - Cross Cancer Institute for 9 years. Graduated from U. Alberta: General Sciences, Education, and Masters from Dept. of Pathology LLB degree from U.London (UK).


Thursday February 7, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
MacEwan University - Alberta College: Rm 313
  • Room Details Classroom Max Capacity - 35
  • Grade Focus 43806
  • Tags English

2:00pm

Artisans of the Future: Creating 3D Printed Hands for Children!
In this engaging and informative hands-on session, our first successes in 3D Printing functional hands for children in two countries (so far!) will be shared, along with the steps that you can use to begin the process at your school. Then, participants will have the chance to become Artisans themselves by coming up to help build a hand in three easy steps, with one lucky participant learning how to pick up a 3D printed object with one! BYOD (Bring Your Own Device).

Speakers
avatar for Mr. Ray Suchow

Mr. Ray Suchow

Computer Teacher 7-12, Christ The King Jr/Sr High School
I'm a technology educator, speaker, and writer with more than twenty-five years of classroom experience. I enjoy sharing my enthusiasm for technology education because I know that when teachers are excited and motivated, their students will be too!


Thursday February 7, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Shaw CC: Salon 17/18 9797 Jasper Ave
  • Room Details Workshop Max Capacity - 48
  • Grade Focus General
  • Tags English

2:15pm

So you want to use the VEX Robotics System?
The Robotics program at Archbishop Jordan High has been turning out regional and provincial champions at the VEX Robotics competitions for the past 5 years with students at the Grade 11/12 levels. This year, we have made the decision to start the VEX program at the Grade 9 and 10 levels for the first time, forgoing the LEGO NXT system. This session will introduce the VEX Robotics system and why we at ABJ decided that it is a better system for students at the high school level to learn and master. However, the challenge for both teachers and students alike is the implementation of the C++ programming language. So likewise, I will demonstrate how we can best prepare to learn and apply this language in the robotics environment.

Speakers
JC

John Chan

Teacher, Archbishop Jordan CHS
Teacher at Archbishop Jordan Catholic (Sherwood Park) for past 14 years. Research Assistant - Cross Cancer Institute for 9 years. Graduated from U. Alberta: General Sciences, Education, and Masters from Dept. of Pathology LLB degree from U.London (UK).


Thursday February 7, 2019 2:15pm - 3:15pm
MacEwan University - Alberta College: Rm 313
  • Room Details Classroom Max Capacity - 35
  • Grade Focus 43806
  • Tags English
 
Friday, February 8
 

9:00am

Take Photographs! (not snapshots)
Today the majority of us carry more powerful, higher resolution cameras in our pockets than even the most well kitted-out professionals had in the recent past. This, sadly, is still no guarantee that the photos we take will actually be any good. Sure, out of a thousand shots a few are really good but why are they good, and wouldn't it be good if you could up the odds of taking a good one just a bit? Fortunately you can. During this session you'll start to develop your eye for a good photograph. You'll learn how to compose great shots, and tell a story with the press of a button. In short, you'll learn to stop taking snapshots and start taking photographs.

Speakers
avatar for Daniel Hodges

Daniel Hodges

Hazard Gaming
Daniel began his teaching career in New Zealand, moved to Fort McMurray, and then to Edmonton. He has been a math and shop teacher with Black Gold regional schools for the last ten years.


Friday February 8, 2019 9:00am - 11:00am
MacEwan University - Alberta College: Rm 313
  • Room Details None
  • Grade Focus General
  • Tags English

10:30am

Live Video Announcements On Location
It's an exciting time in the world of live video production, the tools have gotten easier to use and cheaper. Come hear about how we are doing live video announcements with "live on location" reporters. We'll talk about network video transmission, green screens, audio considerations, and whatever else you're interested in. And all with students running the show.

Speakers
avatar for David Hay

David Hay

Teacher, Elk Island Public Schools
David Hay taught high school science and technology courses for ten years, was a consultant for seven years in the areas of technology and innovation, and is currently teaching Grade 6.



Friday February 8, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am
Shaw CC: Salon 11 9797 Jasper Ave
  • Room Details Workshop Max Capacity - 128
  • Grade Focus General
  • Tags English

12:30pm

Build a better robot!
A hands on session where you get a chance to build and program a robot with technology and software that can support students of all abilities, followed by a moderated round table on how we can use these in our classrooms. This session is designed for absolute beginners, and some extensions will be available for teachers who attended previously or are already robotics experts. Technologies demonstrated include Arduino and Hummingbird robotics, and the options for programming software range from a Scratch-style program suitable to Division 2 to C++ programming that would fit in high school Advanced Computer Science. Programming software will be available on USB sticks, so please bring a device (Mac or PC) with a USB slot (no installation is required on PC).

Speakers
MH

Matteo Hee

Matteo is a classroom teacher at Bellerose Composite High School in St. Albert. He teaches CTS courses including Computer Science, Design Studies, and an inclusive, project based Makerspace course. Matteo's practice has evolved around a passion for putting new technologies into the... Read More →


Friday February 8, 2019 12:30pm - 2:30pm
Shaw CC: Salon 19/20 9797 Jasper Ave
  • Room Details Workshop Max Capacity - 48
  • Grade Focus 43806
  • Tags English

2:00pm

Skills Canada Alberta - The Future is NOW!
We dedicate so much of our time preparing students for the future that we sometimes lose track of what students can do RIGHT NOW to feel inspired and empowered. Learn about immersive and curriculum-aligned programs to connect students’ passions and aspirations to personal-development, post-secondary and career opportunities. Whether you are looking to jazz up your Makerspace with curriculum-aligned CTS/CTF resources, motivate you students to compete at a Regional, Provincial, National or World Skilled Trade & Technology Competition, or expose your students to the myriad of career opportunities they could pursue – we are here to support you! Skills Canada Alberta will get your students fired up for their future, but more importantly, show them where to start right NOW.

Speakers
RT

Randi Tajcnar

Skills Canada Alberta
Randi Tajcnar, Education Facilitator for Skills Canada Alberta, received her Education Degree from the University of Alberta. Randi tours across Alberta connecting students’ talents and aspirations to meaningful post-secondary and career opportunities in skilled trades and technologies... Read More →


Friday February 8, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Shaw CC: Salon 9 9797 Jasper Ave
  • Room Details Lecture Max Capacity - 250
  • Grade Focus 43806
  • Tags English