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Differentiated Instruction / Différenciation [clear filter]
Thursday, February 7
 

9:00am

Using Best Practices to Teach Writing in the Elementary Classroom: Launch pads and safety nets
Writing is a complex task requiring many skills. The complexity of the task can be overwhelming for many students and especially those who struggle with learning disorders, executive function challenges and anxiety. Emerging research supports structured and explicit writing instruction to help all students develop effective writing skills. In this session, the speaker will outline a six-step structured writing process that can be used in elementary classrooms to teach students to write across the curriculum. The speaker will also walk participants through the creation of a detailed and differentiated lesson plan.This structured writing procedure helps students develop the foundational thinking and writing skills needed to become successful writers. It addresses metacognitive strategies and the four best practices for teaching elementary education highlighted by a meta-analysis conducted by the Institute of Education Sciences (2012),   Disclaimer: Elements of the Tell me! program, developed by the Centre for Literacy, will be used in this presentation.  

Speakers
avatar for Ashley McPherson

Ashley McPherson

Teacher and Resource Development, Centre for Literacy
Ashley McPherson is a teacher and resource developer at the Centre for Literacy. Since coming to the Centre for Literacy in 2017, she has been offering intensive reading remediation for students of all ages in French and English. Before teaching at the Centre for Literacy, she taught... Read More →


Thursday February 7, 2019 9:00am - 10:00am
Shaw CC: Salon 12 9797 Jasper Ave
  • Room Details Lecture Max Capacity - 320
  • Grade Focus K-6
  • Tags English

11:30am

La lecture guidée avec les enfants en difficulté d’apprentissage en lecture et en écriture
Comment travaillez-vous avec des élèves à risque ou qui sont diagnostiqués ayant des troubles d’apprentissage en lecture et en écriture? Avez-vous des élèves qui ont de la difficulté à lire et à écrire et qui ont reçu une intervention de conscience phonologique considérable, mais dont les habiletés en lecture et écriture ne progressent pas? Des recherches approfondies démontrent qu’un programme de lecture multisensoriel pourrait desservir ces élèves effectivement. Apprenez les bases essentielles de cette approche et à quoi elles pourraient ressembler dans vos sessions de lecture guidée ou même dans une minileçon pour votre groupe d’élèves en général. Après avoir pris connaissance de l’approche Orton-Gillingham réputée de longue date et fortement documentée, on vous montrera comment créer une session de lecture guidée qui servira vos élèves en difficulté et qui agrémentera vos propres stratégies d’enseignement dans la salle de classe. Ce programme concentre sur les habiletés phonétiques tout en tenant compte des bases de la conscience phonologique. Ceci fonctionne aussi bien avec les règles d’épellation ainsi que la compréhension.

Speakers
LA

Loraine Auger

I first began my education career as an EA in a French Immersion setting working with students with special needs, helping with their reading, writing, and math. My passion is helping young struggling readers and writers. I then went on for a Bachelor of Education degree through Campus... Read More →


Thursday February 7, 2019 11:30am - 1:30pm
Shaw CC: Salon 1 9797 Jasper Ave
  • Chairperson Carryl Bennett-Brown - Greater St. Albert Catholic #23
  • Room Details Workshop Max Capacity - 40
  • Grade Focus K-6
  • Tags French

12:30pm

Literacy Fun"Dice"Mentals - Gud stewdents kan spel beder and use bederer english
Participants will learn a variety of literacy games and activities they can use with their Grade 4 to 6 students to help them with their vocabulary development, reading, spelling and proper use of grammar. Cards, dice and letter tiles will be used as manipulatives for these hands-on activities. Participants will come away from this workshop with skills, knowledge and expertise necessary to implement the games and activities back at their school site, quickly and easily. Great session for classroom teachers (especially those with ESL students) as well as resource and special education teachers. Student work samples will be shared and a handout will also be provided. Come prepared to play and learn some literacy games and learn why recent brain research indicates games aren't just a good learning strategy, but the most efficient learning strategy.

Speakers
avatar for John Felling

John Felling

Co-owner/Author, Box Cars And One Eyed Jacks
John brings a wealth of knowledge, insight, and humor to his presentations gained through decades of experience as an educator. Teachers will learn games and activities closely tied to the Alberta Curriculum. Participants have said "… a lot of great activities to bring back to my... Read More →



Thursday February 7, 2019 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Shaw CC: Salon 11 9797 Jasper Ave
  • Room Details Workshop Max Capacity - 128
  • Grade Focus 43620
  • Tags English

12:45pm

Virtual Reality: Supporting Division I Students in Your Virtual Learning Commons
Let the Online Reference Centre (ORC) become the keystone of your virtual learning commons and take away any concerns about young students using internet resources. With access to authoritative resources for Science, Social Studies, English Language Arts, ESL, and FSL, the ORC can help enrich your curriculum and expand your learning commons to the virtual world. The ORC, a $1.2 million collection of digital resources, is licensed on behalf of all K-12 students, parents, school staff and pre-service teachers in Alberta. Join this session to learn about the wonderful resources available for young learners through the ORC, and how these resources make it easy for students to navigate the virtual world.

Speakers
avatar for Bethany Arsenault

Bethany Arsenault

Online Reference Centre Coordinator, Online Reference Centre
Bethany Arsenault holds a Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS), as well as a B.Mus.Ed. and B.A. English Honours. She has taught in both elementary and junior high classrooms, and is passionate about information literacy and digital learning spaces. Bethany is experienced... Read More →



Thursday February 7, 2019 12:45pm - 1:45pm
Shaw CC: Salon 17/18 9797 Jasper Ave
  • Room Details Workshop Max Capacity - 48
  • Grade Focus K-3
  • 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
 
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

9:00am

Fraction Action-Hands on Games That Help Students Understand Fractions, Decimals & Percents
Do your students need a boost in understanding fractions? Help them stay focused on the link between fractions, decimals, and percents. Teach them the "fact"ors that help make up the pieces to a whole. Learn how to teach and play educational and differentiated games that build confidence. See how to help students at all levels learn the basics to increase fraction sense. Student samples, gameboards and journal ideas will be shared. Come prepared to play!

Speakers
SB

Stephanie Bainbridge

Math Consultant, Box Cars And One Eyed Jacks
Stephanie has been a US Box Cars consultant for the past ten years while teaching in her home state of Missouri. She has extensive experience teaching in ESL, grades 5 - 9 math, and background working with students from high poverty inner city communities. Stephanie has presented... Read More →


Friday February 8, 2019 9:00am - 10:00am
Chateau Lacombe: Salon B
  • Room Details Lecture Max Capacity - 264
  • Grade Focus 43715
  • Tags English

9:00am

Multisensory Instruction Matters: developing decoding & spelling abilities in struggling readers
How do you work with the students who are at risk of, or diagnosed with a reading or writing learning disability? Your struggling reader and speller has had extensive phonological awareness intervention and yet is still not progressing very quickly in his/her reading and spelling skills. Extensive research shows that an explicit, systematic, and simultaneous multisensory reading program can be an effective approach for these students. Learn the basics of what this could look like in your guided reading sessions or even in a whole class mini lesson. Following the long standing renowned and heavily researched Orton-Gillingham approach you will be introduced to how to help make a guided reading session work for your struggling students as well as compliment your own teaching strategies in the classroom. You will learn how to connect your students' visual, auditory and kinesthetic learning pathways while learning useful word patterns and spelling generalizations. The program places an emphasis on phonemic skills while maintaining the phonological awareness basics, fluency, and comprehension.

Speakers
LA

Loraine Auger

I first began my education career as an EA in a French Immersion setting working with students with special needs, helping with their reading, writing, and math. My passion is helping young struggling readers and writers. I then went on for a Bachelor of Education degree through Campus... Read More →


Friday February 8, 2019 9:00am - 11:00am
Shaw CC: Salon 17/18 9797 Jasper Ave
  • Chairperson Emily Stanton - Evergreen #11
  • Room Details Workshop Max Capacity - 48
  • Grade Focus K-6
  • Tags English

10:30am

Paws for Learning: How to Promote Social-Emotional Wellness in a School
Have you considered having a dog be a part of the social emotional team in your school? This session will explain how to set up an effective program that will integrate kids and canines in an academic setting. Animal Assisted Interventions (AAI) can create an effective and humane program that integrates canines to assist students in meeting their educational and socio-emotional goals in a scholastic setting as identified by the school support team. AAI is considered a novel stimuli in a school setting). A well organized program should be able to “prime” the students interest in engaging with the dog. There is a growing body of evidence that indicates the opportunity to interact with wellness animals can help individuals to heighten arousal, emotion, attention and engagement which, in turn, impacts the relationship between the canine and child and makes the child more receptive to newly acquired information. Your speaker has developed successful Animal Assisted Education programs over the past six years she will share how to set up an effective program and some of her experiences.

Speakers
avatar for Ann Campbell

Ann Campbell

Ann Campbell is a retired teacher with over two decades in the classroom. After her teaching career she went on to be the Executive Director of Chimo Animal Assisted Wellness Society. Integrating her class room teaching experiences with her knowledge of canine behaviour. The result... Read More →



Friday February 8, 2019 10:30am - 12:30pm
Chateau Lacombe: Lacombe Room
  • Chairperson F Heather Ross - Pembina Hills #22
  • Room Details Lecture Max Capacity - 100
  • Grade Focus General
  • Tags English

10:30am

Mathcation - Take A Vacation From the Same Old Math Routine
Learn how to play fun, educational and differentiated games to bring math back to life in your junior high classroom. Help students unlock their potential and get rid of math anxiety by using regular cards and dice to teach math fluency, fractions, order of operations, algebraic concepts, analytical thinking and much more. Student samples, gameboards will be shared so you can get started first thing Monday morning. Come prepared to play!

Speakers
SB

Stephanie Bainbridge

Math Consultant, Box Cars And One Eyed Jacks
Stephanie has been a US Box Cars consultant for the past ten years while teaching in her home state of Missouri. She has extensive experience teaching in ESL, grades 5 - 9 math, and background working with students from high poverty inner city communities. Stephanie has presented... Read More →


Friday February 8, 2019 10:30am - 12:30pm
Chateau Lacombe: Salon B
  • Chairperson Kim Nahirniak - Woodland Rivers #40
  • Room Details Lecture Max Capacity - 264
  • Grade Focus 43715
  • Tags English

11:30am

Making Cultures Visible
As the demographics of our schools and community continue to diversify we need to equip our classrooms and schools with the tools for newcomers to succeed. In this session, you will learn about the importance of supporting culture and language cohesively in ESL programming, and how culture can directly impact second language acquisition. I will also talk about the projects that St. Theresa Catholic middle school created within Elk Island Catholic Schools to reinforce this topic; a Cultural Centre and a Community Support Night both directed at supporting second language acquisition and newcomers to Canada. ​ I believe sharing our journey would be beneficial to all schools sharing the same struggle!

Speakers
avatar for Caterina Rylance

Caterina Rylance

ESL Instructional Coach, Elk Island Catholic Schools
Caterina Rylance currently teaches grades 7 and 8 and is the ESL Instructional Coach at St. Theresa Middle School in Sherwood Park, AB. Second language learning is the driving force in her life. Speaking 3 languages and being a second language teacher has given her a unique perspective... Read More →


Friday February 8, 2019 11:30am - 12:30pm
Shaw CC: Salon 15/16 9797 Jasper Ave
  • Room Details Workshop Max Capacity - 48
  • Grade Focus General
  • Tags English

1:00pm

Les centres en maternelle
Vous savez comme il y a beaucoup d’habiletés à apprendre en maternelle. Notre temps est limité, et la concentration de nos élèves aussi. Je propose une série de centres qui ont comme but de cibler certaines habiletés. Notamment la motricité fine, la litératie, la numératie et l’autonomie.

Speakers
NS

Nicole Sabourin

Enseignante à l’élémentaire depuis 20 ans. Détiens un bac de l’Université d’Ottawa en Linguistique et de l’Université de l’Alberta en Enseignement. À la recherche éternelle de mieux comprendre le monde de la Petite Enfance; je suis intriguée et motivée par ce qui... Read More →


Friday February 8, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Chateau Lacombe: Klondike Room B
  • Chairperson Virginie Lacroix - L'Unité Locale Francophone #24
  • Room Details Lecture Max Capacity - 60
  • Grade Focus K-3
  • Tags French

1:00pm

Awakening Wonder Through Educational Escape Rooms
Find new ways to engage your students through educational escape room design. This presentation explores a new way to engage students through maker education, hands-on learning and curriculum-based escape room puzzle design. Session attendees will learn the Mobile Escape process that helps students take learning into their owns hands, and provides them the environment to acknowledge one other's unique gifts and abilities. The process that we will review allows students to engage in teamwork and problem solving to create their very own educational escape room. Participants will explore a unique curriculum-based puzzle called "Time Machine", created by Mobile Escape, as well as the benefits of the inquiry-based prototyping process. Attendees will leave the session with a new appreciation for joy, wonder and curiosity, as well as a process framework they can implement in their classroom.

Speakers
AL

Adam Luciuk

Regional Manager, Edmonton and Northern Alberta, Mobile Escape
Mobile Escape exists to wake dulled senses: to see, hear, and feel again. We bring people together to think differently about the world around them and to simply have fun learning. Born and raised in Calgary, Alberta, Adam grew up reading his favourite "How Things Work";. His passions... Read More →
avatar for Eric Reynolds

Eric Reynolds

Eric once wrote a book of riddles which helped him, and others, explore the world of wonder, puzzles, and the social component of curiosity. Then, months later, he did an escape room and thought, "I could make this better." So after building one in his backyard in Abbotsford, BC... Read More →


Friday February 8, 2019 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Shaw CC: Salon 5/6 9797 Jasper Ave
  • Room Details Workshop Max Capacity - 96
  • Grade Focus General
  • Tags English