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Thursday, February 7
 

8:30am

Les sept enseignements des grands-pères
Cet atelier examinera les sept enseignements de grand-père (Anishnabe/Ojibwé) transmis à travers les générations. Durant la journée, nous aborderons entre autres sujets les animaux qui ont été associés à chacun de ces enseignements et la façon dont ils utilisent les dons offerts par le Créateur. En s’inspirant de la littérature, nous allons explorer les moyens de faire découvrir ces enseignements à nos élèves, dans toutes les matières. Nous allons discuter de l'importance de ces enseignements dans notre vie quotidienne en ce qui concerne la formation du caractère, mais aussi afin de comprendre comment ces enseignements ont contribué à la survie de nos peuples autochtones à travers l’histoire. Vous participerez à des activités et à des discussions que vous pourrez utiliser dans vos salles de classe afin de faciliter la compréhension de ces enseignements.

Speakers
EC

Eric Caron

Éric Caron est consultant en technologie éducationnelle auprès du Consortium provincial francophone. Spécialisé en histoire, Éric a enseigné de nombreuses matières durant sa carrière. Passionné par la pédagogie, il a mené de nombreux projets autant en classe qu’en activités... Read More →



Thursday February 7, 2019 8:30am - 10:00am
Chateau Lacombe: Salon B
  • Room Details Lecture Max Capacity - 100
  • Grade Focus General
  • Tags French

8:45am

Democracy Bootcamp: NCTCA 2019 presented by CIVIX
****This is an ATA sponsored event and has an independent registration at the link below**** 

Space is limited. Please click here to register by January 31.

One of the most urgent issues facing democracies today is the spread of misinformation and disinformation. The ability to discern true from false, and reliable from unreliable, is an essential skill of citizenship in the digital age. Learn the tips and tricks for fact-checking and verifying sources that you can bring back to your classroom and empower your students to be informed citizens.

In preparation for the spring provincial election, listen to experts and journalists share their insights relating to the parties and campaign strategies, and participate in small group discussions with other teachers to speak about useful tools and best practices for Student Vote.

Teachers will leave the day ready to challenge their students into thinking about politics, news consumption and participating in Student Vote Alberta 2019.

If you have any questions, please email the CIVIX team at bootcamp@civix.ca.

Moderators
avatar for Jonathan Teghtmeyer

Jonathan Teghtmeyer

Associate Coordinator, Government- Communications, Alberta Teachers' Association
Jonathan Teghtmeyer is the Associate Coordinator, Communications for The Alberta Teachers' Association. His primary responsibilities are in communications, political engagement and advocacy. He has a Bachelor of Education and Masters of Arts in Communication and Technology from the... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for CIVIX

CIVIX

CIVIX
CIVIX is a non-partisan, national registered charity dedicated to building the habits of active and engaged citizenship among young Canadians. We provide authentic learning opportunities to help young people practice their rights and responsibilities as citizens, and connect with... Read More →


Thursday February 7, 2019 8:45am - 3:30pm
Alberta Teachers' Association Auditorium 11010 142 St, Edmonton AB, T5N 2R1
  • Room Details None
  • Grade Focus General
  • Tags English

9:00am

Diamant ou poussière: comment briller sous pression tandis que d’autres s’effondrent?
Stressé? Fatigué d’être fatigué? À court de temps? À court de souffle? Où sont passées votre patience et votre joie de vivre? Pourquoi certaines personnes brillent sous pression tandis que d’autres s’effondrent? Dr Amir Georges Sabongui, PhD, vous invite à une présentation dynamique et interactive au cours de laquelle il vous apprendra à maîtriser votre stress pour retrouver votre énergie et votre passion, reprendre le contrôle de votre vie et transformer votre stress en potentiel allié. Ensuite … à l’action! Grâce à des conseils pratiques et concrets, vous aurez la chance de dresser un plan d’action personnalisé pour apprivoiser votre stress et briller, même sous pression comme les diamants, au lieu de s’effondrer comme de la poussière! Dr Amir Georges Sabongui, PhD, est psychologue et conférencier chevronné très prisé pour son humour et son dynamisme. Il détient un doctorat en psychologie et est spécialiste de la résilience et des solutions de leadership organisationnelles. Lauréat de plusieurs prix de mérite, dont les prestigieuses bourses d’excellence des conseils de recherche des gouvernements canadiens (SSHRC) et québécois (FCAR), il a mené pendant plus de 10 ans des recherches sur la résilience pour lesquels il s’est vu discerné le prix d’excellence de l’Association Canadienne de Psychologie. Il a présenté des centaines d’ateliers et relevé des mandats de consultation pour les plus grandes entreprises nord-américaines, tel : IBM, Bell, Air Canada, CAE, CGI, Banque TD, Alcan, Sears, Novartis, Price-Waterhouse, Sun Microsystems … parmi tant d’autres. Ancien officier commandant de la marine canadienne, il s’est mérité une reconnaissance spéciale pour son leadership exceptionnel pendant plus de 12 ans de service militaire. Aujourd’hui, il est directeur général de la clinique médicale Alpha et de SOS – Solutions Organisationnelles Sabongui où il œuvre auprès des entreprises pour assainir les environnements de travail et redresser les dynamiques d’équipe pour amener les employés à performer à leur plein potentiel. Il est le conférencier de choix par le Ministère de la défense pour 2017 pour les conférences affectant le corp militaire et leur familles

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Georges

Dr. Georges

Dr. Amir Georges Sabongui, PhD, has a background in behavioural neuroscience and holds a doctorate in clinical psychology, specialized in resilience and organizational leadership solutions. He works closely with Canada's largest corporations to develop and implement organizational... Read More →


Thursday February 7, 2019 9:00am - 10:00am
Shaw CC: Hall C 9797 Jasper Ave
  • Chairperson Carryl Bennett-Brown - Greater St. Albert Catholic #23
  • Room Details Lecture Max Capacity - 2100
  • Grade Focus None
  • Tags French

9:00am

Sketchnoting in the Classroom
Sketchnoting, or visual note-taking, is gaining widespread popularity as an effective and engaging way to take notes and to display student learning. Participants will learn how to establish a doodling culture in class with various fun and scaffolded drawing activities throughout the session. They will also learn about the elements of sketchnoting and how to get over the "But I'm not an artist!" mentality. This is a hands-on session, so come prepared to draw!

Speakers
avatar for Sylvia Duckworth

Sylvia Duckworth

Featured Speaker, Independent consultant
Sylvia Duckworth is an award-winning teacher and sketchnoting enthusiast from Toronto, Canada. She is a Google Certified Innovator, Trainer and Apple Distinguished Educator. She is the author of two books: "Sketchnotes for Educators" and "How to Sketchnote: A Step-by-Step Manual for... Read More →


Thursday February 7, 2019 9:00am - 10:00am
Shaw CC: Salon 8 9797 Jasper Ave
  • Chairperson Jacqueline Mines - Northern Gateway #43
  • Room Details Lecture Max Capacity - 320
  • Grade Focus General
  • Tags English

9:00am

What Great Teachers Do Differently
What are the specific qualities and practices of great teachers that elevate them above the rest? This session reveals what the most effective teachers do differently than their colleagues. Participants will focus on what the most successful teachers do . . . that others do not. Everyone will leave knowing what great teachers do differently, why these things make them more effective, and learn how to immediately implement each of these into your own classrooms and schools.

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 9:00am - 10:00am
Shaw CC: Hall D 9797 Jasper Ave
  • Chairperson Pam Arnason - Parkland #10
  • Room Details Lecture Max Capacity - 2000
  • Grade Focus General
  • Tags English

9:00am

Tools for a Calm Classroom
Are some of your students are anxious, stressed or having trouble focusing in class? Do you want to create a calm classroom to support your students’ learning needs, but need some tools to get started? This session will showcase easy-to-use resources to teach stress awareness, self-calming techniques and calming brain break ideas for all division levels. Discover evidence based tools that you can use right away to create calm in yourself and in your classroom.

Speakers
KB

Kristy Baron

Health Promotion Coordinator, Alberta Health Services
Kristy Baron is a Health Promotion Coordinator with Alberta Health Services who works with school jurisdictions to help their schools be healthier.  She has worked in school and community health promotion in both rural and urban settings with Alberta Health Services since 2012.  Kristy... Read More →
avatar for Patci Hopkins

Patci Hopkins

Alberta Health Services Health Promotion Coordinators are connected with all school districts that attend NCTCA. Their job is to work with the district in supporting schools in becoming healthier places for students and staff. Patci Hopkins is a Health Promotion Coordinator with the... Read More →


Thursday February 7, 2019 9:00am - 10:00am
Offsite - Saville Community Sports Centre: Classroom
  • Room Details Classroom Max Capacity - 48
  • Grade Focus General
  • Tags English

9:00am

An Introduction to Treaty Education
This introductory workshop will explore historical and contemporary information and resources relating to numbered treaties within Alberta. Educators will build their understanding of the acknowledgment of land and people, as well as our shared responsibilities to the land and each other. Participants will engage in dialogue and reflect on their professional learning in order to build capacity in treaty education.

Speakers
avatar for Shannon Loutitt

Shannon Loutitt

Walking Together Program Consultant, Alberta Teachers' Association
Shannon is a division two teacher on secondment to the Alberta Teachers' Association from Fort McMurray Public School District.  Shannon grew up in Northern Alberta learning about her Métis heritage and at the age of five, she said she wanted to be the first "Native Lady Prime Minister... Read More →




Thursday February 7, 2019 9:00am - 10:00am
Shaw CC: Salon 13/14 9797 Jasper Ave
  • Room Details Workshop Max Capacity - 48
  • Grade Focus General
  • Tags English

9:00am

Moving from Inspiring to Requiring: Indigenous Education & the New Teaching Quality Standard
The new Teaching Quality Standard requires all teachers to demonstrate foundational knowledge about First Nations, Metis and Inuit for the benefit of all students. Where should you start!? In this session, you will be introduced to short, interactive activities designed to enhance your understanding of reconciliation, resources specifically produced to build your competence and confidence; and ideas about the many paths you can pursue on your future professional Indigenous Education learning journey.

Speakers
avatar for Melissa Purcell

Melissa Purcell

Executive Staff Officer, Professional Development, Alberta Teachers' Association
Melissa Purcell is Denesuline and a member of Smith's Landing First Nation in Treaty 8 territory. She is an Executive Staff Officer, Professional Development, Indigenous Education with the Alberta Teachers’ Association and is the team lead for the Walking Together: Education for... Read More →




Thursday February 7, 2019 9:00am - 10:00am
Citadel Theatre: Zeidler Hall 9828 101A Avenue Northwest
  • Room Details Lecture Max Capacity - 200
  • Grade Focus General
  • Tags English

9:00am

Help Them Love PE - Div 3 & 4
In this session you will learn games and activities to help your students love PE. This session will focus on using physical literacy and teaching games for understanding approach for PE. Participants will learn many sure fire games to use with students.

Speakers
EL

Erik Larson

Erik is the HPEC regional rep for Greater Edmonton. He has been presenting and organizing sessions for the last few years.


Thursday February 7, 2019 9:00am - 10:00am
Offsite: Saville Community Sports Centre - Location A 11610 65 Ave NW
  • Room Details Open Max Capacity - 100
  • Grade Focus 43806
  • Tags English

9:00am

Physical Literacy Enriched Phys Ed - Div 1 and 2
Join Ever Active Schools and HPEC at the Saville Centre with other Health and Phys Ed teachers for a day of active and classroom-based learning. Physical Literacy in Phys Ed - Div 1 and 2: use a variety of free and low-cost resources from Ever Active Schools and our partners that will help you focus on skill development, student confidence and motivation, FUN and maximum activity time in Phys Ed.

Speakers
avatar for Ever Active Schools

Ever Active Schools

Ever Active Schools
Ever Active Schools is a provincial initiative that supports and sustains healthy school communities. We provide professional learning, mentorship and special projects that all use a Comprehensive School Health approach.


Thursday February 7, 2019 9:00am - 10:00am
Offsite - Saville Community Sports Centre: Location B
  • Room Details Open Max Capacity - 100
  • Grade Focus K-6
  • Tags English

9:00am

9 Innings of Spiritual Development
The online Merriam-Webster dictionary defines faith as "belief and trust in and loyalty to God." A simpler description might be that faith is our relationship, our friendship with God. These definitions exemplify why teaching religion presents a unique challenge: it's hard to teach belief, trust, and relationship. One of the most useful tools you can have when trying to teach religion - and share faith - is an awareness of the different stages of faith most of us experience. Join Evergreen Catholic Schools chaplain Mike Landry who'll take you on a tour of nine stages of faith, and the ways in which young people often experience them. This session will offer an overview of the spiritual development of a young person within the metaphor of a baseball game, with each inning representing a particular phase of their development (from the head start on faith we receive from our parents to the experience of faith infusion). Each inning will include reflections and anecdotes from Mike's own 21 year ministry experience.

Speakers
avatar for Michael Landry

Michael Landry

Chaplain, Evergreen Catholic Schools
In the history of the Bible and of the Church, God has often chosen unlikely people to play a part in the story of our faith. Mike Landry was a geeky, awkward teenager whose faith was awakened thanks to a parish youth ministry program during his high school years. Now, he’s a geeky... Read More →


Thursday February 7, 2019 9:00am - 10:00am
Shaw CC: Salon 5/6 9797 Jasper Ave
  • Room Details Workshop Max Capacity - 96
  • Grade Focus General
  • Tags English

9:00am

Python Coding in Jupyter Notebooks with Callysto
Cybera and the Pacific Institute for Mathematical Sciences (PIMS) are participating in the new national CanCode program. This two-year program supports initiatives that aid coding and digital skills development among Canadian youth, from grade 5-12. Cybera and PIMS will trial new tools and frameworks that help teachers bring computational thinking into their math, science, social sciences, and humanities courses — giving students the analytical skills needed to comprehend the digital world. We'll walk through how to get set up and some sample notebooks that relate to curricular outcomes.

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.



Thursday February 7, 2019 9:00am - 10:00am
Shaw CC: Salon 11 9797 Jasper Ave
  • Room Details Workshop Max Capacity - 128
  • Grade Focus 43806
  • Tags English

9:00am

The Creation of Anxiety
What is Anxiety? Where does it come from? Did society create it? In this two hour session, we will explore the most current Canadian research on adolescent Anxiety, best evidence practices for treatment and how we as educators can help students live with or overcome their illness. You will also come away with the knowledge to better understand what is "normal" anxiety and what is "pathologic. This information can help students and parents find the treatment that they need. As teachers, we are being asked to learn more, do more, be more. This session will hopefully fill in a few of those tabs for you as you seek to better understand and help your anxious students.

Speakers
KP

Kathy Penner

Mental Health Teacher, Calgary Board of Education
Kathy Penner has been teaching with the Calgary Board of Education for 13 years. She has been the teacher in a Mental Health classroom for 6 years and has recently returned to the classroom to teach Psychology and CALM. Her emphasis has always been about doing what is best for the... Read More →


Thursday February 7, 2019 9:00am - 11:00am
MacEwan - Alberta College: Muttart Hall
  • Room Details Lecture Max Capacity - 250
  • Grade Focus General
  • Tags English

9:00am

Éducation à la sexualité: quand, comment et pourquoi? Gr 4-6
La sexualité est un sujet souvent délicat à aborder en société, particulièrement avec les enfants. Au quotidien, plusieurs interventions sont possibles pour mieux outiller les enfants à faire face à certaines difficultés et pour mieux cerner les limites nécessaires pour établir leur intimité. Comment préparer les élèves et leurs parents à ce genre d'éducation? Comment ne pas dépasser la limite et donner trop d'informations? Quels sujets abordés en lien avec l'âge des enfants? Ce sont là des questions qui seront abordées et bien plus encore, pour vous permettre de vous sentir plus confortable pour transmettre ses connaissances.

Speakers
NA

Noémie Audet

Sexologue, Ateliers d'éducation à la sexualité Noémie Audet
I practice the profession of sexologist for now a little over 12 years. Having gained experience in several intervention environments, both institutional (primary and secondary schools) and community (drug addiction, eating disorders, youth center, helpline and help), I have been... Read More →


Thursday February 7, 2019 9:00am - 11:00am
Chateau Lacombe: Klondike Room A
  • Room Details Lecture Max Capacity - 60
  • Grade Focus 43620
  • Tags French

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

Brainy, Brawny and Bold: Developing science, CTS and health curricular ties through rock climbing
This session will combine the development of practical climbing skills (movement and technique) and the exploration of curricular connections to the sport of climbing. Curious about climbing? Come and experience first hand one of the world’s fastest-growing sports. Don’t let your lack of experience or perceived fitness level deter you as this session is as much about developing brains and boldness as it is about brawn. Climbing is an individual sport so it is accessible to athletes of all ability levels. Learn the fundamental movements and techniques that are unique to getting around in the vertical world. Come prepared to be active and unless you have your own climbing shoes please wear socks! All participants must fill out a waiver which can be found here. http://climbing.rockjunglefitness.com/waiver/ Please note that the session will take place off-site at Rock Jungle Fitness in the west end of Edmonton, not the downtown bouldering gym. The space has been donated for this event, however, a pre-registration fee of $13.00 will be required to confirm your registration and for the rental of equipment. Those with their own shoes and harness will be reimbursed upon arrival at the session.

Speakers
SS

Stephanie Strong

Stephanie Strong is a secondary teacher and an avid rock climber. She has taught math, science, English and social studies to grades 7 - 9 for a decade and routinely integrates cross-curricular objectives into her lessons. Stephanie also instructs a variety of movement and technique... Read More →


Thursday February 7, 2019 9:00am - 3:00pm
Offsite - Edmonton Southeast
  • Room Details Workshop Max Capacity - 30
  • Grade Focus General
  • Tags English

9:00am

ATRF Pension Interviews
Alberta Teachers' Retirement Fund Board will be holding pension interviews for those teachers who are considering retiring or terminating from the plan in 2019 - 2022. PLEASE NOTE: INTERVIEWS NEED TO BE BOOKED DIRECTLY WITH ATRF. https://mypension.atrf.com/virtual/interviews/default.asp?mInterviewType=C ****All interview times at North Central Teachers' Convention are full**** Click here for members who want to meet with ATRF in the Edmonton office at a later time.

Speakers
LB

Lisa Bitensky

Alberta Teachers' Retirement Fund
600, 11010 142 Street



Thursday February 7, 2019 9:00am - 3:30pm
Shaw CC: Salon G and H (In Exhibit Hall)
  • Room Details None
  • Grade Focus General
  • Tags English

9:00am

Watercolor made easy
Take the fear out of using watercolor by taking this course. Handout is Easy to follow. No actual drawing skill is needed.

Speakers
WW

Willie Wong

Owner, Kamena gallery and frames ltd
WILLIE WONG Born in Malaysian Borneo, land of the head hunters, in 1959, this vanishing tropical island of exotic flowers and birds influenced Willie Wong to study art in various locations throughout South East Asia under various renowned Chinese artists. After completing the Senior... Read More →


Thursday February 7, 2019 9:00am - 4:00pm
Offsite: Sherwood Park Location 2
  • Room Details Workshop Max Capacity - 30
  • Grade Focus General
  • Tags English

10:00am

Podcasting PD
Podcasting has exploded in popularity in recent years, with 1 in 3 Canadians listening on a regular basis. With so much content to choose from, it can be a bit daunting. This session will have two parts: the first will help open up the possibilities for both finding great education podcasts to listen to, as well as help you discover what you’d need to start your own. The second part is a live recording of The Ed Podcast which will include audience participation. Be ready to join us on your very first podcast experience! The Ed Podcast, has been running for almost 4 years and has an audience which spans the globe. Each month, Ed host Shane Lawrence gathers with one or two others and hashes out the month that was, sharing their successes and failures, plus taking some time to discuss an important topic in education. Please note, this session may record your image and voice. Voice recordings are broadcast.

Speakers
JC

Jeremy Cooper

Jeremy Cooper is a counsellor at Salisbury Composite High School.
avatar for Shane Lawrence

Shane Lawrence

Shane is a 13-year veteran of the teaching profession. He currently teaches Drama, Computers and Film Studies in Sherwood Park at Strathcona Christian Academy. He is also the host of The Ed Podcast and has been podcasting for 5 years.
JR

Joe Reimer

Joe Reimer is an artist and art teacher at Ardrossan Junior Senior High School.


Thursday February 7, 2019 10:00am - 11:30am
Offsite - CKUA Radio station
  • Room Details None
  • Grade Focus General
  • Tags English

10:15am

Your Pension Matters
A general overview of the Alberta Teachers' Retirement Fund (ATRF) pension will be presented. The session includes the following topics: • the ATRF website and MyPension • pensionable service and increasing your pension • pension eligibility, the options and the ATRF advance • steps to retirement • termination benefits.

Speakers
DA

Dana Adams

Pension Counsellor, Alberta Teachers' Retirement Fund
Following 16 years with the Public Sector Pension Plans in Alberta, Dana joined the Alberta Teachers’ Retirement Fund in 2001. After Dana received her degree in Fine Arts from the University of Alberta, she started her career in pension’s and completed her certificate in Pension... Read More →



Thursday February 7, 2019 10:15am - 11:15am
Chateau Lacombe: Lacombe Room
  • Room Details Lecture Max Capacity - 100
  • Grade Focus General
  • Tags English

10:15am

3 Great Ideas from 3 Great Teachers on 1 Great Subject: Outreach
This session will highlight key ideas from the Outreach setting. Experienced teachers and coordinators from Outreach schools will be presenting. If you are currently in the Outreach setting, you won't want to miss this opportunity! Sara Van De Kerckhove: Relationship Building Kristin Lapierre: What Makes us Great in Upgrading and Adult Learning. Don Loerke: What the students say ... and what we do to have them say that.

Speakers
avatar for Kristin Lapierre

Kristin Lapierre

English Teacher, Sturgeon Learning Centre
I have been a teacher for twelve years and have taught in a variety of classroom disciplines, such as French as a Second Language, English, Social Studies, Outreach, and substitution services. To complement my undergraduate degree, I have taken on graduate work in curriculum studies... Read More →
DL

Don Loerke

Supervisor - Outreach, PSD 70
Been there - started Fort McMurray (10 year stint - Chemistry teacher) Did that - a 10 year stint with Alberta Education (Chemistry again - Examination manager) Now - Spruce Grove Outreach - the most rewarding thus far (still doing Chemistry)
avatar for Joanne Wallace

Joanne Wallace

Teacher, Barrhead Outreach School
Joanne Wallace started teaching at the Barrhead Outreach School in 2011, after teaching Grade 7-12 Social Studies in small, rural high schools. Prior to becoming a teacher, Joanne managed the REDA Co-operative Youth Leadership Program, volunteered as a technical co-operant with... Read More →



Thursday February 7, 2019 10:15am - 11:15am
Shaw CC: Hall D Level - Room D2
  • Room Details Lecture Max Capacity - 60
  • Grade Focus 43809
  • Tags English

10:15am

Help Them Love PE - Div 1 & 2
In this session you will learn games and activities to help your students love PE. This session will focus on using physical literacy and teaching games for understanding approach for PE. Participants will learn many sure fire games to use with students.

Speakers
EL

Erik Larson

Erik is the HPEC regional rep for Greater Edmonton. He has been presenting and organizing sessions for the last few years.


Thursday February 7, 2019 10:15am - 11:15am
Offsite: Saville Community Sports Centre - Location A 11610 65 Ave NW
  • Room Details Open Max Capacity - 100
  • Grade Focus General
  • Tags English

10:15am

Physical Literacy Enriched Phys Ed - Div 3 and 4
Join Ever Active Schools and HPEC at the Saville Centre with other Health and Phys Ed teachers for a day of active and classroom-based learning. Physical Literacy in Phys Ed - Div 3 and 4: explore building student confidence and motivation in middle and junior high school Phys Ed. Use resources from Ever Active Schools and our partners that include opportunities for student leadership, skill development, and lots of activity.

Speakers
avatar for Ever Active Schools

Ever Active Schools

Ever Active Schools
Ever Active Schools is a provincial initiative that supports and sustains healthy school communities. We provide professional learning, mentorship and special projects that all use a Comprehensive School Health approach.


Thursday February 7, 2019 10:15am - 11:15am
Offsite - Saville Community Sports Centre: Location B
  • Room Details Open Max Capacity - 100
  • Grade Focus 43806
  • Tags English

10:15am

Grave Matters: Engaging with the Corpses of Social Studies
High school social studies curriculum is filled with dead bodies as a result of disease, (un)civil conflict, genocides, wars, and other violence incidents. Yet, how often do we think about how we talk about these corpses? This presentation will draw from the theories of Judith Butler, Michel Foucault, and Achille Mbembe to inspire how we might encounter death in our classrooms. We will examine three types of corpses: banal, idealized, and censored bodies. Banal bodies are those which have become commonplace and ordinary, while idealized bodies are those we make sacred and sacrosanct. Censored bodies are those which are either hidden or removed from attention. We will explore those bodies with direct reference to the Alberta Program of Studies for Social Studies in Grades 10-12.

Speakers
avatar for Cathryn van Kessel

Cathryn van Kessel

Assistant Professor, University of Alberta
Cathryn van Kessel is an Assistant Professor at the University of Alberta in Secondary Social Studies Education. As a secondary school teacher, Cathryn taught junior and senior high social studies and Latin for a decade, and now teaches social studies curriculum and instruction classes... Read More →



Thursday February 7, 2019 10:15am - 11:15am
Shaw CC: Salon 9 9797 Jasper Ave
  • Chairperson Dougas Lang - High Prairie #62
  • Room Details Workshop Max Capacity - 128
  • Grade Focus 43809
  • Tags English

10:15am

Changes in the Legal Landscape 2018-2019 (What Teachers & School Leaders Must Know)
Teachers practice within a complex set of employment, professional and social parameters set out in various laws, regulations and policies. This presentation addresses, among other topics, employment contracts, professional conduct, teacher competence, professional relations, litigation, OH&S, cannabis in the workplace, negligence and liability. The presentation can be structured as a general overview or tailored to the needs of the group requesting it. Current issues such as field trip liability, safe grads and assignable duties can be included.

Speakers
avatar for Dr Konni deGoeij

Dr Konni deGoeij

Associate Coordinator, Administrator Assistance, Alberta Teachers' Association
Dr. Konni deGoeij is the Associate Coordinator, Administrator Assistance in the Member Services program area of the ATA. Prior to joining the ATA in 2004, Konni worked as a teacher and administrator in numerous school districts for over twenty one years. DeGoeij holds multiple bachelors... Read More →



Thursday February 7, 2019 10:15am - 11:15am
Shaw CC: Salon 13/14 9797 Jasper Ave
  • Room Details Workshop Max Capacity - 48
  • Grade Focus General
  • Tags English

10:30am

Teachers Want What Students Need
Join ATA President, Grey Jeffery, for a frank and open discussion about the state of education in Alberta today and how we can make it a central issue in the upcoming provincial election. President Jeffery will take questions and lead a frank discussion on various topics from curriculum change and new standards, to collective bargaining and changing political realities; nothing is off limits.

Speakers
avatar for Greg Jeffery

Greg Jeffery

President, Alberta Teachers' Association
Greg Jeffery is the president of the Alberta Teachers’ Association. He began his involvement with the Association in 1984, his first year of teaching. He joined his local council executive in 1989. Subsequently, he served as an Economic Policy Committee (EPC) member, EPC chair... Read More →


Thursday February 7, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am
Shaw CC: Salon 12 9797 Jasper Ave
  • Chairperson Mike Wheeler - Timberline #9
  • Room Details Lecture Max Capacity - 320
  • Grade Focus General
  • Tags English

10:30am

Time Matters: The Difference Between Instructional and Assignable Time and How to Count It!
With all teachers in Alberta now covered by both instructional and assignable time clauses in their collective agreements, you and your colleagues may be asking what counts, what does not, and if you are within those time limitations. This session will give teachers the resources to determine what is instructional time and what is assignable time and how to calculate it. The session will also review a teacher’s professional obligations that may extend beyond assigned time.

Speakers
avatar for James Gerun

James Gerun

Executive Staff Officer, Teacher Welfare, Alberta Teachers' Association


Thursday February 7, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am
Citadel Theatre: Zeidler Hall 9828 101A Avenue Northwest
  • Room Details Lecture Max Capacity - 215
  • Grade Focus General
  • Tags English

10:30am

Teaching About Residential Schools
The history of residential schools in Canada was ignored for a long time. Now there is a lot of information available, but it can be difficult to pick and choose where to start, and tricky to find appropriate material. This session will explore books about residential schools to share with students, and appropriate books to introduce the topic of Residential Schools in Canada with young readers. Additionally, teachers will gain more information to support their competency in updates to our Teaching Quality Standard, as teachers must now demonstrate that they can apply “Foundational Knowledge about First Nations, Métis and Inuit".

Speakers
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Kerry Aiken

Kerry Aiken holds undergraduate degrees in Education and Native American Studies, from the University of Lethbridge, as well as her Master of Educational Leadership degree from the U of L. Kerry has been teaching for 15 years and is in her second year as the Principal at Milo Community... Read More →



Thursday February 7, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am
Shaw CC: Salon 4 9797 Jasper Ave
  • Chairperson Cheryl Dawes - Parkland #10
  • Room Details Workshop Max Capacity - 160
  • Grade Focus General
  • Tags English

10:30am

Not all Heroes Wear Capes: Some Wear Sandals
Since the release of Batman Begins in 2005, superhero movies have once again been seen as a big business in Hollywood, with multiple blockbuster release each year. The stories told in superhero movies are also an incredibly useful tool for sharing religion, as many comic book superheroes bring to life religious and moral lessons. Join Evergreen Catholic Chaplain Mike Landry as he discusses our society's fascination with superheroes as well as his presentation of individual superhero stories and clips that you can use to help bring religion lessons to life. Finally, hear how he ties modern day superheroes to the Biblical heroes and saints, helping students to see their own call to be heroes themselves.

Speakers
avatar for Michael Landry

Michael Landry

Chaplain, Evergreen Catholic Schools
In the history of the Bible and of the Church, God has often chosen unlikely people to play a part in the story of our faith. Mike Landry was a geeky, awkward teenager whose faith was awakened thanks to a parish youth ministry program during his high school years. Now, he’s a geeky... Read More →


Thursday February 7, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am
Shaw CC: Salon 5/6 9797 Jasper Ave
  • Room Details Workshop Max Capacity - 96
  • Grade Focus 43806
  • Tags English

10:30am

Le mieux-être en milieu scolaire, c'est l'affaire de tous!
L'enseignement est un travail ardu - des journées chargées, des étudiants actifs, des horaires surchargés. Il peut être difficile pour les enseignants de trouver le temps de prendre soin de leur bien-être personnel, mais laisser tomber cette priorité peut avoir un impact sur la capacité de créer une communauté scolaire positive. Cette séance interactive abordera des stratégies, des outils et des ressources pour améliorer votre bien-être, celui de vos élèves et par le fait même, celui de votre communauté scolaire. Explorez les façons dont l'Alberta School Employee Benefit Plan et l'Alberta Health Services peuvent soutenir votre mieux-être et le bien-être de vos élèves. Joignez-vous à nous pour apprendre des façons créatives de promouvoir votre école en tant que communauté saine et dynamique.

Speakers
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Patricia Tallon, Alberta School Employee Benefit Plan (ASEBP)

Patricia Tallon is an ASEBP workplace wellness liaison with over 10 years of professional experience spanning a broad range of health settings. A registered dietitian with a Bachelor of Science degree in Nutrition and Food Science, Patricia has provided nutrition counselling for chronic... Read More →
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Amber Arnold

Alberta Health Services
Amber Arnold, MSC, RD. Amber est une coordonnatrice de “Health Promotion” avec Alberta Health Services à Okotoks, Alberta. Elle travaille avec des écoles et des conseils scolaires pour aider à promouvoir bien manger, vivre activement et un bien-être positif. Elle donne de... Read More →


Thursday February 7, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am
MacEwan University - Alberta College: Rm 313
  • Room Details Classroom Max Capacity - 35
  • Grade Focus General
  • Tags French

11:30am

Classroom Yoga Breaks: Quick Practices to Create Calm
It takes just a moment to insert a mindful yoga break within your day. Yoga is an ideal way for students to experience mindful movement to focus attention, reduce stress and foster self regulation. In this session you will learn simple and easy to implement yoga practices to fit into your classroom. By implementing these strategies during transitions, after recess, before tests or any other time you feel the need, you and your students can enjoy the benefits of calm, attention and relaxation. Studies show that students learn more and retain more information when movement is added to their day. Stress is disruptive to the learning process. Short mindful movement breaks assist teachers in creating calm classrooms, fostering independence and meeting student needs (mentally, physically, emotionally and socially). Easy to implement and at no cost to the school, yoga breaks will transform your classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Donna Freeman

Donna Freeman

Founder, Yoga In My School
Donna Freeman believes that yoga and mindfulness can be practiced anywhere, by anyone, at any time. It was love at first pose when she began practicing yoga in 1997 while living in Cape Town, South Africa. Delving deep into alignment, anatomy and mindfulness,  Donna soon became a... Read More →



Thursday February 7, 2019 11:30am - 12:30pm
Shaw CC: Salon 10 9797 Jasper Ave
  • Room Details Lecture Max Capacity - 250
  • Grade Focus General
  • Tags English

11:30am

3 Great Ideas from 3 Great Teachers on 1 Great Subject: Math Gr. 1-4
See how St. Marguerite School re-imagined collaboration time to improve learner outcomes in Numeracy. Through the use of Learning Sprints teachers are engaged in continuous cycles of improvement making gains in student achievement. In this session you will hear from the principal and two teachers how the process has moved teachers from good intention to high impact through change in teacher practice using Math Talks and Running Records to improve student learning. Terri Lynn Guimond - Leading Learning Sprints in Numeracy Laurette Nelson - Impact of Learning Sprints in Grade 2: Number Talks Braiden Scotten - Impact of Learning Sprints in Grade 4: Running Records and Fact Fluency

Speakers
avatar for Terri Lynn Guiomnd

Terri Lynn Guiomnd

Principal, Evergreen Catholic Schools
Terri Lynn is a lead learner who serves as a Principal with Evergreen Catholic Schools in Spruce Grove, Alberta. In her more than 20 years in education, Terri Lynn has explored learning in all grades, and has firsthand experience with the power of Learning Sprints, agility and instructional... Read More →
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Laurette Nelson

Laurette has had the privilege of teaching primary grades for over 30 years with Evergreen Catholic Schools in Spruce Grove. She is currently teaching grade two. Throughout her career, Laurette has used a variety of approaches to motivate her students in Math but no routine has impacted... Read More →
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Braiden Scotten

Braiden Scotten is a Grade 4 teacher at St. Marguerite Catholic School in Spruce Grove. She has taught for 8 years, with the last 5 years being in a K-4 environment. Braiden looks forward to presenting Running Records Math Assessments to other teachers this year at NCTCA 2019.



Thursday February 7, 2019 11:30am - 12:30pm
Shaw CC: Hall D Level - Room D2
  • Room Details Lecture Max Capacity - 60
  • Grade Focus K-6
  • Tags English

11:30am

Fun Environmental Activities in your Schoolyard!
In this session, we'll highlight a variety of resources and schoolyard activities to help you deepen students' connections with nature and environmental stewardship. You’ll “learn by doing” as many of these activities as possible, and discuss how to connect student learning with their familiar neighbourhood and community.  There are many benefits to students for engaging and connecting with nature including health and personal wellbeing. Many teachers want to engage students in learning in nature but need ideas/activities they can do with their students. This session provides teachers with lots of examples and resources.

Speakers
avatar for Kathy Worobec

Kathy Worobec

Alberta Council for Environmental Education
Kathy Worobec is ACEE’s Senior Education Advisor and joined ACEE in 2012. She leads ACEE's work on K-12 curriculum redesign, coordinates ACEE's Alberta Green Schools, leads our capacity building for environment and energy education, and creates and delivers many of our education... Read More →


Thursday February 7, 2019 11:30am - 12:30pm
Shaw CC: Salon 17/18 9797 Jasper Ave
  • Room Details Workshop Max Capacity - 48
  • Grade Focus K-6
  • Tags English

11:30am

Understanding Adolescent Mental Health
Adolescent Mental Health is at the forefront of our work and our ability to understand mental illness in teens will help guide us as we move forward. This 2 hour session will focus on the most up to date research on adolescent mental health using Canadian data. Common mental illnesses that we will look more closely at include, anxiety, depression, bi-polar disorder, PTSD, ADHD, and schizophrenia. Although a heavy topic at times, a lot of light humor will make the 2 hours fly by!

Speakers
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Kathy Penner

Mental Health Teacher, Calgary Board of Education
Kathy Penner has been teaching with the Calgary Board of Education for 13 years. She has been the teacher in a Mental Health classroom for 6 years and has recently returned to the classroom to teach Psychology and CALM. Her emphasis has always been about doing what is best for the... Read More →


Thursday February 7, 2019 11:30am - 1:30pm
Chateau Lacombe: Lacombe Room
  • Room Details Lecture Max Capacity - 100
  • Grade Focus General
  • Tags English

12:00pm

Teacher and Administrator International Exchanges- 2 Week and 1 Year Exchanges
Educator exchanges are a unique professional peer-to-peer development opportunity for teachers and school administrators to collaborate within their profession. The opportunity to experience one’s vocation in a different location opens the door to new practices and perspectives. Teacher exchanges allow educators to experientially gain insight into teaching methods practiced elsewhere, and how other systems approach matters such as inclusion, indigenous ways of knowing, second language learning, remote and rural education. Collaborative international initiatives build programs that benefit students, administrators and teachers, and help foster understanding between peoples and countries. For the short term exchange, you are hosted by your exchange partner for 2 weeks, and you then reciprocate by hosting the overseas teacher. For full year exchanges you switch homes and positions for the entire year. Please join us for a session on exchange opportunities to sail your ship in the direction of global citizenship and international community building.

Speakers
avatar for Carolyn Freed

Carolyn Freed

Exchange Liaison, Alberta Teachers' Association
Carolyn Freed is the Educator Exchange Liaison for the International Education Exchange Program. With a background in Communications and Technology, her focus is stewarding digital habitats for communities to learn from and with each other.


Thursday February 7, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Citadel Theatre: Zeidler Hall 9828 101A Avenue Northwest
  • Room Details Lecture Max Capacity - 215
  • Grade Focus General
  • Tags English

12:15pm

Awesome Assessment in PE
In this session you will learn and practice with different assessment practices to cover all of the major outcomes of PE. You will learn while playing different games and activities.

Speakers
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Erik Larson

Erik is the HPEC regional rep for Greater Edmonton. He has been presenting and organizing sessions for the last few years.


Thursday February 7, 2019 12:15pm - 1:15pm
Offsite: Saville Community Sports Centre - Location A 11610 65 Ave NW
  • Room Details Open Max Capacity - 100
  • Grade Focus General
  • Tags English

12:30pm

Healthy Models of Manhood
In this presentation, Jeff challenges us to rethink manhood. He asks: what are the traditions handed down here? What do you want them to be? Jeff explores the power structures in society and how this reinforces a certain definition of manhood. He encourages men to take this conversation back into everyday ‘male spaces’.

Speakers
avatar for Jeff Perera

Jeff Perera

Jeff Perera has been speaking on healthy versus toxic masculinity, and men helping end gender-based violence for over six years to tens of thousands of people across Canada. Jeff has delivered engaging and interactive multimedia talks with elementary, high school, and post-secondary... Read More →


Thursday February 7, 2019 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Shaw CC: Hall D 9797 Jasper Ave
  • Room Details Lecture Max Capacity - 2000
  • Grade Focus General
  • Tags English

12:30pm

Producing a School Music Video
Come hear about our experiences producing school music videos (both student videos and staff videos), and give you a chance to share your experiences as well. We'll talk about technical tools for music and video, logistical considerations, and school spirit.

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.



Thursday February 7, 2019 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Shaw CC: Salon 15/16 9797 Jasper Ave
  • Room Details Workshop Max Capacity - 48
  • Grade Focus General
  • Tags English

12:30pm

Alberta Education Curriculum Update
We're two years into an ambitious curriculum overhaul and a year closer to new programs of study for K-12 arts, language arts, math, science, social studies, and wellness. Kindergarten to Grade 4 programs of study are finalized and implementation activities have begun! Meanwhile, the development of Grade 5-12 learning outcomes continues. This session will provide you with an opportunity to discuss the new curriculum and its implementation with colleagues; ask questions and provide feedback to Alberta Education officials; and hear from Alberta Teachers' Association staff about resources and professional development activities you can access to increase your readiness.

Speakers
avatar for Lori Bell

Lori Bell

Executive Director, Alberta Education


Thursday February 7, 2019 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Shaw CC: Salon 2 9797 Jasper Ave
  • Room Details Workshop Max Capacity - 112
  • Grade Focus General
  • Tags English

12:45pm

PRISM: Professionals Respecting Individual Sexual and Gender Minorities
Schools are required to be welcoming, caring, respectful and safe learning environments that respect diversity and nurture a sense of belonging and a positive sense of self. This presentation supports teacher understanding of the issues of gender and sexual minority individuals. Teachers will learn strategies to build an inclusive school community (elementary and secondary) and to establish the support and operation of a gay–straight alliance, diversity club or antibullying club that promotes equality and nondiscrimination.

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Thursday February 7, 2019 12:45pm - 1:45pm
Shaw CC: Salon 13/14 9797 Jasper Ave
  • Room Details Workshop Max Capacity - 48
  • Grade Focus General
  • Tags English

1:00pm

Students with Scars: Understanding Self Injury
The reality of the pain and struggles that many of our students experience is becoming more apparent, and unfortunately the coping strategy of "self-harm" is becoming more common. There is a lot of fear, misunderstanding, myth, judgement and confusion surrounding why and how students self-injure and we are left wondering how best to react (or not?) and support them as they cope. This session will provide some insight into the reasons students self-harm, the various forms this behavior can take, and the best strategies for prevention and support through both their physical and emotional healing.

Speakers
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Ariel Haubrich

Consultant/ Trainer/ Private Practitioner, Knowledge is Power: Consulting & Wellness Services
Ariel Haubrich, M.Ed Psych works in school mental health as a counsellor and program manager, and also as a consultant, presenter and private practitioner. She is a Certified Professional Counsellor, and has over 15 years of experience as a counsellor and programming coordinator in... Read More →


Thursday February 7, 2019 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Shaw CC: Salon 3 9797 Jasper Ave
  • Room Details Lecture Max Capacity - 175
  • Grade Focus 43806
  • Tags English

1:00pm

Éducation à la sexualité: quand, comment et pourquoi? Gr 7-9
La sexualité est un sujet souvent délicat à aborder en société et pourtant, il est plus que nécessaire lorsque vous avez en face de vous des adolescents. Au quotidien, plusieurs interventions sont possibles pour mieux outiller vos élèves à faire face à certaines difficultés et pour mieux cerner les limites nécessaires pour établir leur intimité. Comment préparer les élèves et leurs parents à ce genre d'éducation? Comment ne pas dépasser la limite et donner trop d'informations? Quels sujets abordés en lien avec l'âge des jeunes de vos groupes? Ce sont là des questions qui seront abordées et bien plus encore, pour vous permettre de vous sentir plus confortable pour transmettre ses connaissances.

Speakers
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Noémie Audet

Sexologue, Ateliers d'éducation à la sexualité Noémie Audet
I practice the profession of sexologist for now a little over 12 years. Having gained experience in several intervention environments, both institutional (primary and secondary schools) and community (drug addiction, eating disorders, youth center, helpline and help), I have been... Read More →


Thursday February 7, 2019 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Chateau Lacombe: Klondike Room A
  • Chairperson Marie Hébert - L'Unité Locale Francophone #24
  • Room Details Lecture Max Capacity - 60
  • Grade Focus 43715
  • Tags French

1:15pm

You Did What?! (When Teachers Get in Trouble)
This presentation examines a topics which lead many teachers to call the Alberta Teachers' Association for advice or representation. The presentation will examine protocols to protect teacher privacy and autonomy when seeking advice, interpersonal professional conflicts, contract and certification issues, employment risks related to the role-modelling obligations, problems caused by technology and social media use, and liabilities associated with providing service to medically fragile students. Come to this session with questions regarding dealing with difficult people, social media, professional conduct, legislation and anything else on your mind.

Speakers
avatar for Dr Konni deGoeij

Dr Konni deGoeij

Associate Coordinator, Administrator Assistance, Alberta Teachers' Association
Dr. Konni deGoeij is the Associate Coordinator, Administrator Assistance in the Member Services program area of the ATA. Prior to joining the ATA in 2004, Konni worked as a teacher and administrator in numerous school districts for over twenty one years. DeGoeij holds multiple bachelors... Read More →


Thursday February 7, 2019 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Citadel Theatre: Zeidler Hall 9828 101A Avenue Northwest
  • Room Details Lecture Max Capacity - 215
  • Grade Focus General
  • Tags English

1:30pm

Where is the Off Button?
Where is the off button? Why are some students always daydreaming? Unable to follow the steps in a fire drill after multiple attempts? Appear to overreact to the simplest request? Do these behaviours indicate a diagnosable disorder or is there a simpler explanation? When the body's stress response won't turn off, this can cause brain malfunction, negative classroom behaviours and directly impacts a child's capacity to learn. This session will focus on how an overactive stress response affects certain brain structures, how the ability to learn is impacted, and how some of these behaviours can resemble other diagnoses. Through a qualitative research review, we will look at data on chronically traumatized children to better understand how learning is compromised when under chronic stress.

Speakers
avatar for Christy Filgate

Christy Filgate

Coordinator for Special Education
I recently completed my Master’s degree in the area of Educational Research to improve my understanding of how trauma impacts the brain and subsequently, one's ability to learn in the classroom. I am excited to provide a session at the 2018/2019 Teacher's Convention to discuss the... Read More →


Thursday February 7, 2019 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Shaw CC: Salon 5/6 9797 Jasper Ave
  • Chairperson Joanne Wallace - Pembina Hills #22
  • Room Details Workshop Max Capacity - 96
  • Grade Focus General
  • Tags English

1:30pm

Meet the Museum: Unpacking Program Potential at the New Royal Alberta Museum
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Get to know your new Royal Alberta Museum by registering for an engaging two-hour workshop with members of the RAM’s Learning Team. Through hands-on inquiry experiences, materials investigation and gallery exploration you will hear about the Royal Alberta Museum’s approach to learning and explore how our new museum can support your programming objectives. This session will take place at the new Royal Alberta Museum, which is located in Edmonton’s downtown arts district. Our vision is to foster wonder, inquiry and new understandings about Alberta and its place in the world. We can’t wait to welcome you into our new building so we can work together to unpack the potential of one of Alberta’s rich community resources.

Speakers
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RAM Learning Team

The Royal Alberta Museum Learning Team is comprised of a group of educators with a variety of backgrounds and experiences. We are all passionate about making the museum a resource offering informal learning to all. With our newly opened downtown museum, we are excited for the opportunity... Read More →


Thursday February 7, 2019 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Offside: Downtown
  • Room Details Workshop Max Capacity - 40
  • Grade Focus General
  • Tags English

1:45pm

CIAAA: Coaching for Life Skills, Character and Sportsmanship
Extra-curricular athletics are an integral part of a school culture. While many coaches are quite versed in the X's and O's some are still unsure of how to integrate the teaching of life skills, character and sportsmanship into their coaching. Athletics is one avenue in which schools can have a massive influence on the character growth of students. This workshop will help coaches and Athletic Directors to start thinking about what their school athletics program represents and how to use sports to reinforce the life skills and character traits that we all want our kids to learn.

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Thursday February 7, 2019 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Shaw CC: Salon 11 9797 Jasper Ave
  • Room Details Workshop Max Capacity - 128
  • Grade Focus 43806
  • Tags English

2:00pm

Diversity, Inclusion, Social Justice and You
There are many barriers that prevent educators from providing exemplary education on topics like diversity and inclusion. Often, these barriers are shaped by society and can prevent Educators from reaching their true potential. Through poetry and personal narrative, this presentation will provide educators with an opportunity to reshape their perspectives. Educators will be given insights on how to address diversity, inclusion and social justice in a personal and authentic manner without deviating from the subject matter.

Speakers
avatar for Ahmed Ali

Ahmed Ali

Internationally recognized award-winning poet, Ahmed Knowmadic Ali, is a full-time writer, actor, public speaker and youth worker who inspires with his dynamic, thought-provoking and humorous poetry. He is the seventh and current Poet Laureate of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Ahmed is... Read More →


Thursday February 7, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Shaw CC: Salon 8 9797 Jasper Ave
  • Chairperson Corey Conroy - Sturgeon #27
  • Room Details Lecture Max Capacity - 320
  • Grade Focus General
  • Tags English

2:00pm

Mental Health & Invisible Wounds
Due to the PTSD he suffered from the horrors of the genocide, Dallaire was medically released from the military in 2000. Since then, he has tirelessly worked on raising awareness about mental health issues and post-traumatic stress disorder. Dallaire’s courage in going public about his own experience with mental health issues gives him undeniable credibility on the issue. This presentation will inspire audiences to break the stigma around mental health. He speaks with compassion and insight on how the challenges and disagreements on treating mental illness can affect all of us. As mental health wounds are not always visible on the exterior, Dallaire speaks on how much more needs to be done so that those suffering in silence can not just survive, but thrive.

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avatar for Lieutenant-General (ret) The Honorable Roméo A. Dallaire

Lieutenant-General (ret) The Honorable Roméo A. Dallaire

General Roméo Dallaire is founder of the Roméo Dallaire Child Soldiers Initiative, a global partnership with the mission to end the recruitment and use of child soldiers. A celebrated advocate for human rights, General Dallaire is also a respected author, government and UN advisor... Read More →


Thursday February 7, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Shaw CC: Hall D 9797 Jasper Ave
  • Chairperson Kristian Basaraba - Elk Island Public #28
  • Room Details Lecture Max Capacity - 2000
  • Grade Focus General
  • Tags English

2:00pm

Indigenous Education Resources: Where do I start?
This session will support educators in using resources that accurately reflect and demonstrate the strength and diversity of First Nations, Métis, and Inuit. You will learn about culturally responsive resources to increase your capacity in foundational knowledge about First Nations, Métis, and Inuit. In addition, you will leave with tools to critically review First Nations, Métis, and Inuit resources for classroom and professional use.

Speakers
avatar for Shannon Loutitt

Shannon Loutitt

Walking Together Program Consultant, Alberta Teachers' Association
Shannon is a division two teacher on secondment to the Alberta Teachers' Association from Fort McMurray Public School District.  Shannon grew up in Northern Alberta learning about her Métis heritage and at the age of five, she said she wanted to be the first "Native Lady Prime Minister... Read More →




Thursday February 7, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Shaw CC: Salon 13/14 9797 Jasper Ave
  • Room Details Workshop Max Capacity - 48
  • Grade Focus General
  • Tags English

2:00pm

Teaching Astronomy Like a Star
Students love to learn about the Stars, Planets and Space Exploration. Science Fiction is one of the most popular genres in film and literature. In this Session Ian will share ideas, tools, and resources for infusing Astronomy through various curricula. Are you looking for meaningful ways to get students involved and interested in Science and Research? Astronomy is one of the few areas of science where genuine research can be conducted by amateur scientists. In this session you'll also find Astronomy resources specifically designed for Grades 6 and 9 as well as ways to use Astronomy to teach Physics 20 and 30. Ian will also share there experiences teaching Astronomy 15 along with the potential for further Astronomy engagement with students.

Speakers
avatar for Ian Doktor

Ian Doktor

Teacher
Ian has been teaching Math and Science for 16 years, including 2 years teaching in Hong Kong, 3 years in Vancouver and a year each in Tokyo and Mexico.  He is currently the IB Physics teacher at Jasper Place High School in Edmonton and will be started his doctorate in Science Education... Read More →


Thursday February 7, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Shaw CC: Salon 19/20 9797 Jasper Ave
  • Room Details Workshop Max Capacity - 48
  • Grade Focus K-6
  • Tags English

2:00pm

The Impact of Second Language Learning
Attention all second language teachers! This session is for you! This presentation will focus on the cognitive, academic, personal, societal, intercultural and economic impacts of second language learning including students with exceptionalities. You will leave with a deeper understanding of the benefits and challenges associated with learning a second language.

Speakers
avatar for Jessica Gray

Jessica Gray

Teacher, St. Albert Public Schools
I am a high school Spanish teacher with the St. Albert Public Schools District. I am also a member of the SLIC (Second Languages and Intercultural Council). SLIC is a specialist council of the Alberta Teachers’ Association that supports K-12 teachers of all second language programs... Read More →



Thursday February 7, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Chateau Lacombe: Klondike Room B
  • Chairperson Wayne McNamara - Greater Black Gold #8
  • Room Details Lecture Max Capacity - 60
  • Grade Focus General
  • Tags English

2:15pm

FNMI Literature to Engage Your Students (K-9) and Build Your Capacity with the new TQS
This session features literature and resources to engage your FNMI students, while supporting FNMI education and perspectives in your classroom for all students. We will also explore why it is so important to show our students that our First Nations, Metis, and Inuit people are not just a part of history, and using literature can be a great way to spark inquiry and engagement in students and make connections that are more meaningful to their learning. Additionally, "Applying Foundational Knowledge about First Nations, Métis and Inuit" is part of our updated Teaching Quality Standard, and this session will support teachers in meeting this addition to our standard. Participants will get access to valuable resources, activities, and annotated literature lists linking to their program of studies.

Speakers
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Kerry Aiken

Kerry Aiken holds undergraduate degrees in Education and Native American Studies, from the University of Lethbridge, as well as her Master of Educational Leadership degree from the U of L. Kerry has been teaching for 15 years and is in her second year as the Principal at Milo Community... Read More →



Thursday February 7, 2019 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Shaw CC: Salon 4 9797 Jasper Ave
  • Chairperson Jacqueline Mines - Northern Gateway #43
  • Room Details Workshop Max Capacity - 160
  • Grade Focus General
  • Tags English

2:15pm

Mission Possible: Unplug and Reconnect to Nature!
"Just as children need good nutrition and adequate sleep, they may very well need contact with nature" (Louv, 2008) How often do you use the greatest classroom in the world; the outdoors? In this session, I will share research in the field of ecological literacy and encourage you to think about your role in promoting the use of the outdoors in your school. I will share with you different ideas of how you can break down your classroom walls and use nature to help guide your teaching practice. In the session, I'll also share successful implementation of an extra curricular Outdoor Education group. Come learn how you and your students can forge a greater connection to the outdoors!

Speakers
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Jared Coffin

I'm a teacher and administrator with Black Gold Regional School Division. I'm passionate about getting kids outside and enjoying the outdoors.


Thursday February 7, 2019 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Chateau Lacombe: McDougall Room
  • Room Details Lecture Max Capacity - 60
  • Grade Focus K-6
  • Tags English

2:15pm

Full Circle: Understanding Social Implications of Indigenous Realities
This workshop will examine core causes of intergenerational trauma, challenge common myths and misconceptions, as well as explore activities to foster effective relationships with First Nations, Métis, and Inuit students, families and community. Participants will explore assimilation strategies that have contributed to many current realities of Indigenous students, families and community. You will gain an increased understanding of physical, mental, social and spiritual impacts, and strength-based initiatives to contribute to the advancement of the reconciliation process.

Speakers
avatar for Crystal Clark

Crystal Clark

Walking Together Program Consultant, Alberta Teachers' Association
Crystal Clark is an Indigenous Education Walking Together Consultant working with the Alberta Teachers’ Association. She is a Fort McMurray born Cree/Dene and Métis who currently resides in Rocky Mountain House, AB. She holds a Masters of Educational Technology, Bachelor of Education... Read More →



Thursday February 7, 2019 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Shaw CC: Salon 12 9797 Jasper Ave
  • Room Details Lecture Max Capacity - 320
  • Grade Focus General
  • 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

Are We a Group or a Team - Collective Efficacy Requires a Collaborative Mindset
In contemporary educational organizations, it is abundantly clear that professionals working interdependently not only makes a significant difference but is essential to ensure systemic success for students. Simply put, teacher isolation is no longer an option! But what does effective collaboration look like and why is it still relatively rare in our schools and districts? Kurtis will examine why truly effective collaboration is so difficult to establish and explore essential components to consider when moving from a group to a team in schools.

Speakers
avatar for Kurtis Hewson

Kurtis Hewson

Lead Learner/Co-Founder, Jigsaw Learning Inc
Kurtis Hewson has been an award-winning teacher, vice-principal, and principal, as well as taught at the post-secondary level. With over a decade of experience as an administrator, Kurtis has championed the call for collaborative structures in schools to ensure success for all students... Read More →


Friday February 8, 2019 9:00am - 10:00am
Shaw CC: Salon 8 9797 Jasper Ave
  • Chairperson Jacqueline Mines - Northern Gateway #43
  • Room Details Lecture Max Capacity - 320
  • Grade Focus General
  • Tags English

9:00am

The Exciting World of International Education and the Things I Wish I had Known Before I Started.
There are over 300,000 international educators working in over 5000 schools, in over 150 countries, offering US, Canadian, UK and IB curriculum to millions of expat (overseas business people) and national students. It is a world unto itself, with all the rules and culture that go with it. The presenter will seek to open your eyes to this world and maybe start you on the road to the adventure of your life. He will share lessons and unique insights into the international education world from his 20+ years working overseas: things like dealing with recruiting organizations, job fairs, currencies, health care, and dealing with culture shock. Growing up as a TCK (Third Culture Kids) himself, he will share a little on the TCK syndrome for those with families, focusing on how your children will gain from this experience. If you're ready to have the adventure of your life and get paid for it, then international education may be for you. He guarantees you and your family will never be the same after this experience. Join him and find out about the adventure that is international education.

Speakers
PI

Paul Ivison

Paul has been teaching for 30 plus years, 10 in Canada and 20 overseas. He taught in Malaysia, Philippines, Korea, and Tunisia. He is currently teaching Social Studies 10-12, and PE, in an outreach program in Peace River, Alberta. Born in the north of England, one of 4 children, he... Read More →


Friday February 8, 2019 9:00am - 10:00am
Chateau Lacombe: Klondike Room A
  • Room Details Lecture Max Capacity - 60
  • Grade Focus General
  • Tags English

9:00am

Vaping: Myths & Facts
'The student had been caught vaping in school three times before he sat in the vice principal’s office at Cape Elizabeth High School in Maine this winter and shamefacedly admitted what by then was obvious. “I can’t stop,” he told the vice principal' Vaping is rapidly reaching "epidemic" levels in the United States and very likely, this will also occur in Canada. This session aims to inform teachers about vaping, what it is, and how to address the myths and fact of vaping to better educate our students to help them make the "right" choice.

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).


Friday February 8, 2019 9:00am - 10:00am
Chateau Lacombe: Salon C
  • Room Details Lecture Max Capacity - 100
  • Grade Focus 43806
  • Tags English

9:00am

Culture! The Simple Classroom Conversation
Learn how to have a simple conversation in your classroom about culture while creating a visual art piece to serve as a reminder of diversity. Participants will be learning different variations of this activity. This activity can be done with a class, whole school or done with individuals. This conversation will help people recognize and parallel similarities in all cultures. It is also a great way to explore the impacts of history on culture. Because I am First Nation this session will have many examples from the First Nation perspective. As we create our art pieces I will be sharing on how Canadian history has impacted the common elements of culture of First Nation people as well as share about the things people can do to help strengthen those elements.

Speakers
HR

Holly Rae Yuzicapi

Holly Rae Yuzicapi is a proud Dakota/Lakota woman from the Standing Buffalo Dakota Nation in Southern Saskatchewan. Growing up in a Dakota family, Holly has learned a lot about the elements of a traditional lifestyle. She is a Cultural Arts instructor that has travelled across Canada... Read More →



Friday February 8, 2019 9:00am - 10:00am
Shaw CC: Salon 15/16 9797 Jasper Ave
  • Room Details Workshop Max Capacity - 48
  • Grade Focus General
  • Tags English

9:00am

The Theology of The Dark Side: Darth Vader and the Problem of Evil
This session examines a central conundrum in theology, the problem of evil, by putting voices from classical theism into dialogue with the ideas in play in George Lucas's world of Star Wars. Specific attention is given to the Dark Side of the Force and how it sheds light on articulating distinctions between good and evil. Put another way, we consider how St. Augustine would understand Darth Vader and the Sith in particular and Lucas’s vision of the Force, the Dark Side, and good and evil in general.

Speakers
GM

Gerard Mclarney

Dr. McLarney teaches at J H Picard School in Edmonton and serves as a sessional instructor at St. Joseph's College, University of Alberta. His academic interests include Religious Education, World Religions, J.R.R. Tolkien, as well as Sacred Scripture. His doctorate explores St. Augustine's... Read More →


Friday February 8, 2019 9:00am - 11:00am
Shaw CC: Salon 2 9797 Jasper Ave
  • Room Details Lecture Max Capacity - 200
  • Grade Focus 43806
  • Tags English

9:00am

ATRF Pension Interviews
Alberta Teachers' Retirement Fund Board will be holding pension interviews for those teachers who are considering retiring or terminating from the plan in 2019 - 2022. PLEASE NOTE: INTERVIEWS NEED TO BE BOOKED DIRECTLY WITH ATRF. https://mypension.atrf.com/virtual/interviews/default.asp?mInterviewType=C Registration opens Tuesday December 4th at 9am.

Speakers
LB

Lisa Bitensky

Alberta Teachers' Retirement Fund
600, 11010 142 Street



Friday February 8, 2019 9:00am - 2:30pm
Shaw CC: Salon G and H (In Exhibit Hall)
  • Room Details None
  • Grade Focus General
  • Tags English

9:00am

Watercolor with Willie
Easy to follow watercolor painting for all levels. Special project designed to be finished in one day.

Speakers
WW

Willie Wong

Owner, Kamena gallery and frames ltd
WILLIE WONG Born in Malaysian Borneo, land of the head hunters, in 1959, this vanishing tropical island of exotic flowers and birds influenced Willie Wong to study art in various locations throughout South East Asia under various renowned Chinese artists. After completing the Senior... Read More →


Friday February 8, 2019 9:00am - 4:00pm
Offsite: Sherwood Park Location 2
  • Room Details Workshop Max Capacity - 30
  • Grade Focus General
  • Tags English

10:00am

Looking Ahead – By Retired Teachers, for Retiring Teachers
This twenty-minute presentation is designed for those who are considering retirement within 5 years, or who are almost 65 years old. The realities of retirement are shared by a retiree, along with considerations for a life that is not governed by the bell. The Alberta Retired Teachers’ Association (ARTA) is introduced – what ARTA provides and the benefits of becoming a member. While the presentation also briefly touches on retirement income considerations and your pension, this presentation is not focused on your pension. Pension questions should be directed to the Alberta Teachers’ Retirement Fund (ATRF).


Friday February 8, 2019 10:00am - 10:30am
NCTCA Wellness Symposium (Quick Pick): HALL C - Stage 3
  • Room Details None
  • Grade Focus None
  • Tags English

10:00am

Physio for headaches? Who knew!
We know teaching can be stressful which can lead to headaches and back pain. Robyn is here to talk about why that happens and how she can help you through physiotherapy and dry needling treatment.

Speakers
avatar for Robyn Losch

Robyn Losch

Physiotherapist, Pivotal Physiotherapy
Robyn is a physiotherapist at Pivotal Physiotherapy: Northgate. She was raised in Kelowna, B.C. and moved to Edmonton to complete her BSc at the University of Alberta. During her undergraduate degree, she also completed research involving Leukemia/Hodgkin’s Lymphoma cellular changes... Read More →



Friday February 8, 2019 10:00am - 10:30am
NCTCA Wellness Symposium (Quick Pick): HALL C - Stage 2
  • Room Details None
  • Grade Focus General
  • Tags English

10:00am

Restoration, Mindfulness and Yogic Wisdom ***ACTIVE PARTICIPATION***
This experiential class will support the mind and body with an opportunity to move closer to the spirit. Learn to harness your own ego and mental chatter and nurture your body's natural proclivity to heal.

Speakers
FO

Felicia Ochs

Felicia Ochs is the Wellness Coordinator of Parkland School Division and a Sivananda Yoga Instructor who supports the use of a comprehensive school health approach to fostering wellness in school communities.


Friday February 8, 2019 10:00am - 10:30am
NCTCA Wellness Symposium (Quick Pick): HALL C - Stage 1
  • Room Details None
  • Grade Focus General
  • Tags English

10:15am

Sex education: when, how and why? Gr 10-12
Sexuality is often a difficult subject to address in society and yet it is more than necessary when you have teenagers in front of you. On a daily basis, several interventions are possible to better equip your students to face certain difficulties and to better define the limits necessary to establish their intimacy. How to prepare students and their parents for this kind of education? How not to exceed the limit and give too much information? What topics are related to the age of young people in your groups? These are issues that will be addressed and much more, to make you feel more comfortable communicating your knowledge.

Speakers
NA

Noémie Audet

Sexologue, Ateliers d'éducation à la sexualité Noémie Audet
I practice the profession of sexologist for now a little over 12 years. Having gained experience in several intervention environments, both institutional (primary and secondary schools) and community (drug addiction, eating disorders, youth center, helpline and help), I have been... Read More →


Friday February 8, 2019 10:15am - 11:15am
Citadel Theatre: Zeidler Hall 9828 101A Avenue Northwest
  • Chairperson Tia Martini - Greater Black Gold #8
  • Room Details Lecture Max Capacity - 215
  • Grade Focus 43809
  • Tags English

10:15am

Culture! The Simple Classroom Conversation - Repeat Session
Learn how to have a simple conversation in your classroom about culture while creating a visual art piece to serve as a reminder of diversity. Participants will be learning different variations of this activity. This activity can be done with a class, whole school or done with individuals. This conversation will help people recognize and parallel similarities in all cultures. It is also a great way to explore the impacts of history on culture. Because I am First Nation this session will have many examples from the First Nation perspective. As we create our art pieces I will be sharing on how Canadian history has impacted the common elements of culture of First Nation people as well as share about the things people can do to help strengthen those elements.

Speakers
HR

Holly Rae Yuzicapi

Holly Rae Yuzicapi is a proud Dakota/Lakota woman from the Standing Buffalo Dakota Nation in Southern Saskatchewan. Growing up in a Dakota family, Holly has learned a lot about the elements of a traditional lifestyle. She is a Cultural Arts instructor that has travelled across Canada... Read More →



Friday February 8, 2019 10:15am - 11:15am
Shaw CC: Salon 15/16 9797 Jasper Ave
  • Room Details Workshop Max Capacity - 48
  • Grade Focus General
  • Tags English

10:30am

Looking Ahead – the ARTA Retiree Benefits Plan
This twenty-minute presentation focuses on the Retiree Benefits Plan offered by ARTA – the health, dental, and travel options; and how the plan is managed.


Friday February 8, 2019 10:30am - 11:00am
NCTCA Wellness Symposium (Quick Pick): HALL C - Stage 3
  • Room Details None
  • Grade Focus None
  • Tags English

10:30am

Physio for headaches? Who knew! - Repeat Session
We know teaching can be stressful which can lead to headaches and back pain. Robyn is here to talk about why that happens and how she can help you through physiotherapy and dry needling treatment.

Speakers
avatar for Robyn Losch

Robyn Losch

Physiotherapist, Pivotal Physiotherapy
Robyn is a physiotherapist at Pivotal Physiotherapy: Northgate. She was raised in Kelowna, B.C. and moved to Edmonton to complete her BSc at the University of Alberta. During her undergraduate degree, she also completed research involving Leukemia/Hodgkin’s Lymphoma cellular changes... Read More →



Friday February 8, 2019 10:30am - 11:00am
NCTCA Wellness Symposium (Quick Pick): HALL C - Stage 2
  • Room Details None
  • Grade Focus General
  • Tags English

10:30am

Restoration, Mindfulness and Yogic Wisdom - Repeat Session ***ACTIVE PARTICIPATION***
This experiential class will support the mind and body with an opportunity to move closer to the spirit. Learn to harness your own ego and mental chatter and nurture your body's natural proclivity to heal.

Speakers
FO

Felicia Ochs

Felicia Ochs is the Wellness Coordinator of Parkland School Division and a Sivananda Yoga Instructor who supports the use of a comprehensive school health approach to fostering wellness in school communities.


Friday February 8, 2019 10:30am - 11:00am
NCTCA Wellness Symposium (Quick Pick): HALL C - Stage 1
  • Room Details None
  • Grade Focus General
  • Tags English

10:30am

‘TCK’s’ Believe it or Not: Unbelievable Stories From the World of International Education
Using humour, pictures and stories from his experiences growing up in two conflict zones--Cyprus and Yemen--and working in International education, the presenter will motivate and encourage you, and make you laugh. He will share some of his unbelievable, but true, experiences, from working with an Al Qaeda bomb maker in North Africa to having his pockets picked at 80 km on a freeway. The life of an international educator may be many things, but boring is not one of them! Through these stories, he will share life lessons for today’s world and classroom. As a ‘TCK’ himself (Third Culture Kid) his goal is to make you understand the importance of a global vision, and possibly get you thinking about starting a new adventure called international education, all while tickling your funny bone!

Speakers
PI

Paul Ivison

Paul has been teaching for 30 plus years, 10 in Canada and 20 overseas. He taught in Malaysia, Philippines, Korea, and Tunisia. He is currently teaching Social Studies 10-12, and PE, in an outreach program in Peace River, Alberta. Born in the north of England, one of 4 children, he... Read More →


Friday February 8, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am
Chateau Lacombe: Klondike Room A
  • Room Details Lecture Max Capacity - 60
  • Grade Focus General
  • Tags English

11:00am

Energized and Enthusiastic: Managing your stress hormone to prevent fatigue and burnout
Stress can accumulate and cause a biochemical change in the body. Understanding the natural rhythm of your body’s hormones can help you focus, concentrate and stay energized and enthusiastic throughout the day. Learn how to work with your body using dietary strategies, sleep hacks and mindfulness to boost your energy during the day and wind down at night. You’ll leave this session with practical knowledge you can implement tomorrow to start feeling your best.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Briana Botsford, ND

Dr. Briana Botsford, ND

Naturopathic Doctor, Botsford Natural Health Care Inc.
Dr Briana Botsford is an experienced naturopathic doctor who knows that one of the most important parts of medical care is not only listening to the patient, but also hearing them. She knows the impact that health conditions can have on a patient’s life, and knows she can help to... Read More →


Friday February 8, 2019 11:00am - 11:30am
NCTCA Wellness Symposium (Quick Pick): HALL C - Stage 2
  • Room Details None
  • Grade Focus General
  • Tags English

11:00am

General Self Defense based on Krav Maga ***ACTIVE PARTICIPATION***
This program was developed to empower you, challenge you and give you critical incident options. The seminar will teach you some basic fundamental information that will help you avoid and confront dangerous or uncomfortable situations. You will learn simple but effective techniques and you will walk away with a sense of empowerment and confidence. Awareness and prevention, defend and escape; it just might save your life.

Speakers
DC

David Crane

David Crane been teaching Krav Maga in Edmonton since 2011, he is internationally certified in Krav Maga and has over 40 years Martial Art experience. He holds three black belts and is a second generation Martial Artist. He has studios in Edmonton, a after school program at Sturgeon... Read More →


Friday February 8, 2019 11:00am - 11:30am
NCTCA Wellness Symposium (Quick Pick): HALL C - Stage 1
  • Room Details None
  • Grade Focus General
  • Tags English

11:00am

Natural Wellness
Knowledge is powerful, and so is nature. When it comes to your wellness, we want you to know our products have no artificial fragrances, parabens, silicone, or SLS: just nature. When you choose to use natural products, you feel better and avoid the negative effects of some synthetics. That’s why for over 25 years, we’ve been connecting our community with the healing power of plants. We will walk you through what products you can substitute 100% natural for in your everyday life and workplace.

Speakers
HS

Holly Smith

Store Manager, Kingsway Mall, Saje Natural wellness
KV

Kerry Vos

District Sales Manager, Northern Alberta and Saskatchewan for Saje Natural Wellness


Friday February 8, 2019 11:00am - 11:30am
NCTCA Wellness Symposium (Quick Pick): HALL C - Stage 3
  • Room Details None
  • Grade Focus General
  • Tags English

11:30am

Basic Self Defense against Grab defences and aggression based on Krav Maga ***ACTIVE PARTICIPATION***
This program was developed to give you critical incident options on how to deal with people, with aggressive tendencies who are out of control along with various unwelcome grabs. You will learn simple but effective techniques and you will walk away with a sense of empowerment and confidence.

Speakers
DC

David Crane

David Crane been teaching Krav Maga in Edmonton since 2011, he is internationally certified in Krav Maga and has over 40 years Martial Art experience. He holds three black belts and is a second generation Martial Artist. He has studios in Edmonton, a after school program at Sturgeon... Read More →


Friday February 8, 2019 11:30am - 12:00pm
NCTCA Wellness Symposium (Quick Pick): HALL C - Stage 1
  • Room Details None
  • Grade Focus General
  • Tags English

11:30am

Fostering Personal Wellness
We are exposed to more than 200 synthetic chemicals every single day. These toxins are absorbed into our bodies through the air we breathe, the food we eat, the pharmaceutical medicine we take as well as the deodorants, lotions and other personal care products we put on our largest organ – our skin. Over time, these chemicals build up and negatively impact your health, allowing illness and stress to take hold. We will share with you how to positively impact your personal wellness through 100% natural solutions.

Speakers
HS

Holly Smith

Store Manager, Kingsway Mall, Saje Natural wellness
KV

Kerry Vos

District Sales Manager, Northern Alberta and Saskatchewan for Saje Natural Wellness


Friday February 8, 2019 11:30am - 12:00pm
NCTCA Wellness Symposium (Quick Pick): HALL C - Stage 3
  • Room Details None
  • Grade Focus General
  • Tags English

11:30am

The Gut and the Brain: The importance of teaching nutrition to benefit mental health
The digestive system plays a significant role in mental health. The bacteria that live in the digestive tract and the nutrients we absorb help our brains to function well and produce the chemicals we need to feel our best. Nutrition can impact both the gut bacteria and the brain. An increasing number of adults and youth suffer from anxiety and/or depression. Optimizing nutrition can help reduce anxiety, improve mood and keep the brain functioning well. In this session we will also address behavioural and mindfulness tools that can impact the digestive system and the brain. You’ll leave this session with functional strategies that make sense in real life to reduce anxiety and improve depression. Feel vibrant, energized and happy and share the tools you’ve learned with your students to help them feel their best.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Briana Botsford, ND

Dr. Briana Botsford, ND

Naturopathic Doctor, Botsford Natural Health Care Inc.
Dr Briana Botsford is an experienced naturopathic doctor who knows that one of the most important parts of medical care is not only listening to the patient, but also hearing them. She knows the impact that health conditions can have on a patient’s life, and knows she can help to... Read More →


Friday February 8, 2019 11:30am - 12:00pm
NCTCA Wellness Symposium (Quick Pick): HALL C - Stage 2
  • Room Details None
  • Grade Focus General
  • Tags English

11:30am

Bibliotherapy: Using Children's Books to Bridge Sensitive Topics and Build Resiliency
Today's children face significant levels of stress, anxiety and trauma. Similarly, our ever-changing world brings sensitive issues right into the classroom- such as cultural diversity, sexual orientation, gender identity, disabilities, blended families and inequality, to name just a few. Quality children's literature provides a natural segue way to learn about, discuss and cope with real life situations in developmentally appropriate ways. Explore sample titles, discussion techniques and follow up activities to reduce anxiety, enhance understanding, widen perspectives and build resiliency.

Speakers
avatar for Lois Maplethorpe

Lois Maplethorpe

Greetings! | I currently teach in the Early Learning and Child Care (ELCC) program at Red Deer College. I come from an Elementary Education background, where I taught in a variety of classrooms from Kindergarten to Grade 5. In my last few years of school teaching, I dappled in... Read More →



Friday February 8, 2019 11:30am - 12:30pm
Shaw CC: Salon 3 9797 Jasper Ave
  • Room Details Workshop Max Capacity - 96
  • Grade Focus K-6
  • Tags English

11:30am

Coding: The Next Frontier
Have you ever wanted to try coding with your students but don’t know where to start? Jessie will share with you how she has used coding in her second language classroom but also how you can use the same ideas in other subject areas. Coding is becoming more and more popular with students and teachers alike. It encourages the use of the competencies such as problem solving, creative thinking, communication, critical thinking, creativity and innovation as well as collaboration. Participants will walk away with ideas of how to incorporate coding into their lessons. Participants are encouraged to bring a computer or Apple device with them.

Speakers
JK

Jessie Krefting

Teacher, Grades 5 & 6 FSL, Parkland School Division #70
Jessie graduated with a BA in French and a minor in education in 2002 followed by a BEd (After Degree) in Elementary Education in 2004 from Concordia University of Alberta. Recently, Jessie completed her Masters of Education in Educational Leadership and wrote her final paper on second... Read More →


Friday February 8, 2019 11:30am - 1:30pm
MacEwan University - Alberta College: Rm 313
  • Room Details None
  • Grade Focus General
  • Tags English

11:45am

Promoting Durable & Efficient Student Learning: Insights from Cognitive Science
The scientific study of human attention and memory consists of thousands of experiments dedicated to identifying cognitive processes fundamental to learning. Researchers have translated this knowledge base into several techniques that help students of all ages and abilities to understand and remember materials across various domains. I will discuss what these techniques are, evidence for why they work, how to implement them in classes and how students can use them to guide their learning outside of the class.

Speakers
FS

Faria Sana

Dr. Faria Sana is an Assistant Professor of Psychology at Athabasca University. She received my Ph.D. in Psychology, Neuroscience & Behaviour from McMaster University in 2015, where she examined cognitive processes that facilitate and impair long-term memory. She spent one year as... Read More →


Friday February 8, 2019 11:45am - 12:45pm
Shaw CC: Salon 5/6 9797 Jasper Ave
  • Room Details Workshop Max Capacity - 96
  • Grade Focus General
  • Tags English

12:30pm

Help Shape the Future of the ATA Magazine
Do you like magazines? Are you opinionated? Help shape the future of the ATA Magazine by attending this dynamic 45-minute consultation session. The ATA’s team of editors and designers have been busy overhauling this 100-year-old publication. They are eager to explain and display their progress to teachers and gather feedback that will help them fine-tune the magazine’s content and design. Refreshments will be available, and attendees will be entered into a draw for one of two $50 gift cards. Space is limited to a maximum of 15 participants. To reserve a spot, please email Associate Editor Cory Hare: cory.hare@ata.ab.ca.


Friday February 8, 2019 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Shaw CC: Salon 10 9797 Jasper Ave
  • Room Details Workshop Max Capacity - 128
  • 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

12:45pm

First Nation Traditional Foods ***Allergy Alert: Hazel nuts and almonds***
Participants will learn about the traditional gathering and preparing process of foods, gain a better understanding of what a traditional diet consisted of and its importance. They will compare traditional perspectives of food with the modern day view and gain a greater appreciation of this element of culture. Participants will have the chance to make a grocery store version of Pemmican that can be taken back to the classroom! *ALLERGY ALERT* This session contains a display that has nuts.

Speakers
HR

Holly Rae Yuzicapi

Holly Rae Yuzicapi is a proud Dakota/Lakota woman from the Standing Buffalo Dakota Nation in Southern Saskatchewan. Growing up in a Dakota family, Holly has learned a lot about the elements of a traditional lifestyle. She is a Cultural Arts instructor that has travelled across Canada... Read More →



Friday February 8, 2019 12:45pm - 1:45pm
Shaw CC: Salon 15/16 9797 Jasper Ave
  • Room Details Workshop Max Capacity - 48
  • Grade Focus General
  • Tags English

1:00pm

Amplify "YOU"
In this life, you owe it to YOU to experience how profoundly your personal wellness can be amplified (strengthened) through travel. Recharge your body. Nourish your mind. Reconnect to our planet, its cultures, and yourself. Use your holiday and break times. Make your entire journey an adventure to feeling better in both body and mind. Travel Your World holds your key to discovering your perfect balance. Trekking~ Cycling~Yoga~Sailing~Scuba and Watersports~Mindfulness~Digital Detox~Spas~ Eco and Humanitarian~Jungles and Safaris Join world traveller Kent Phillips and Travel Your World International, who will provide you with insights and ideas about walking, trekking and cycling holidays around the world. With 17 years experience in over 50 countries under his belt, Kent is an expert on seeing the world at a human pace, while exploring our vast world and seeking out off the beaten path destinations. Kent will share with you many options in Europe, Canada, South America, Africa and Asia. From trekking in Nepal, hiking in Peru, taking on the Camino pilgrimage to bike and Sail / barge holidays in Europe. Kent has also lived in Australia, Israel, London, the Greek Islands, Chile and in Peru where he acted as a Volunteer Coordinator and Tour Leader in Lima for incoming students from Canada. Whether you’re a weekend walker, a seasoned trekker or a beginner cyclist, this is one event you won’t want to miss! Kent’s favourite countries: Cambodia, Vietnam, Borneo, Botswana, Colombia, Peru, Jordan and Japan.

Speakers
CM

Cindy Marleau

Onsite contact: Cindy Marleau, Travel Your World International Ltd.
Cindy has been an active traveller since the age of 16. In 2001, she embarked on one of her greatest life’s journeys taking a year with her husband and three teenagers to explore the globe. Her explorations took her from the iconic Great Wall of China to the colourful cultures of... Read More →
KP

Kent Phillips

With 17 years experience in over 50 countries under his belt, Kent is an expert on seeing the world at a human pace, while exploring our vast world and seeking out off the beaten path destinations. Kent's travel career began at the U of A with the Adventure Travel Co., specializing... Read More →


Friday February 8, 2019 1:00pm - 1:30pm
NCTCA Wellness Symposium (Quick Pick): HALL C - Stage 2
  • Room Details None
  • Grade Focus General
  • Tags English

1:00pm

Eating to Thrive
Learn the basics of how to fuel your body properly for a busy school day. We will discuss balanced meals and snacks, and you will walk away with practical and easy ideas for each!


Friday February 8, 2019 1:00pm - 1:30pm
NCTCA Wellness Symposium (Quick Pick): HALL C - Stage 3
  • Room Details None
  • Grade Focus General
  • Tags English

1:00pm

FLKTaoist Tai Chi® -Balance and Comfort ***ACTIVE PARTICIPATION***
The ancient Chinese believed that true health comes when body, mind and spirit work together in harmony. Experience the first few moves of the Taoist Tai Chi® arts. Find your balance and comfort; a way to develop a body that is strong, yet supple, balanced and energetic, a mind that is calm and clear, yet creative and dynamic, a spirit that is light and peaceful, yet resilient.

Speakers
FL

Fung Loy Kok Taoist Tai Chi® Instructor

Fung Loy Kok Taoist Tai Chi® is a registered charitable organization open to all. Our instructors are accredited volunteers. The Taoist values of volunteering and helping others brought to us by founder Master Moy Lin Shin are at the heart of our community. We offer classes in 26... Read More →


Friday February 8, 2019 1:00pm - 1:30pm
NCTCA Wellness Symposium (Quick Pick): HALL C - Stage 1
  • Room Details Open Max Capacity - 100
  • Grade Focus General
  • Tags English

1:00pm

Sex education: when, how and why? Gr 7-9
Sexuality is often a difficult subject to address in society and yet it is more than necessary when you have teenagers in front of you. On a daily basis, several interventions are possible to better equip your students to face certain difficulties and to better define the limits necessary to establish their intimacy. How to prepare students and their parents for this kind of education? How not to exceed the limit and give too much information? What topics are related to the age of young people in your groups? These are issues that will be addressed and much more, to make you feel more comfortable communicating your knowledge.

Speakers
NA

Noémie Audet

Sexologue, Ateliers d'éducation à la sexualité Noémie Audet
I practice the profession of sexologist for now a little over 12 years. Having gained experience in several intervention environments, both institutional (primary and secondary schools) and community (drug addiction, eating disorders, youth center, helpline and help), I have been... Read More →


Friday February 8, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Citadel Theatre: Zeidler Hall 9828 101A Avenue Northwest
  • Chairperson Wallace (Walley) Porter - Wetaskiwin #18
  • Room Details Lecture Max Capacity - 215
  • Grade Focus 43715
  • Tags English

1:00pm

Create a Climate of Critical Thinkers in your Classroom - Tips & Tools for Climate Action
Climate change can resonate with every student, grade level and subject as it connects to our environment, economy, and society. This workshop will prepare you to return to your classroom Monday morning ready to explore climate change topics in a creative and meaningful way with hands-on, student-centred projects, and resources! Learn how to take your science lessons to the next level with a class-based citizen science project. These climate change projects emphasize personal action, engage students in local issues, and contribute meaningful data to a national citizen science database. You will also explore an energy efficiency and stewardship action kit - jam-packed with tools and activities to explore simple yet effective ways to conserve energy in your classroom, school and home! You will leave this session with a toolbox of lesson ideas and learning materials that will educate, engage and inspire your students to reduce their environmental footprint. Join us to explore how multiple balanced perspectives, critical thinking, and an experiential learning approach can energize your classroom! Div 2 - 4 and all subjects welcome.

Speakers
CB

Chelsea Brooks

Chelsea is an educator with Inside Education specializing in citizen science programs and outreach. She spends most of her days working with students in classrooms across Alberta.
avatar for Andre Morson

Andre Morson

Educator, Inside Education


Friday February 8, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Citadel Theatre: The Club 9828 101A Avenue Northwest
  • Room Details Lecture Max Capacity - 175
  • Grade Focus 43620
  • Tags English

1:30pm

FLKTaoist Tai Chi®-A Moving Meditation ***ACTIVE PARTICIPATION***
Practicing balance and comfort in the Taoist Tai Chi® arts allows deep yet gentle exercise of the whole physiology: muscular, skeletal, and circulatory systems, as well as tendons joints, connective tissue. The gentle internal movements are balanced throughout the body and have a calming effect on the mind-a moving meditation.

Speakers
FL

Fung Loy Kok Taoist Tai Chi® Instructor

Fung Loy Kok Taoist Tai Chi® is a registered charitable organization open to all. Our instructors are accredited volunteers. The Taoist values of volunteering and helping others brought to us by founder Master Moy Lin Shin are at the heart of our community. We offer classes in 26... Read More →


Friday February 8, 2019 1:30pm - 2:00pm
NCTCA Wellness Symposium (Quick Pick): HALL C - Stage 1
  • Room Details Open Max Capacity - 100
  • Grade Focus General
  • Tags English

1:30pm

Meal Preparation
Pressed for time and tired of eating the same thing? In this session, you will learn how to incorporate easy and nutritious meals into your routine, and will leave with new recipe ideas to try!


Friday February 8, 2019 1:30pm - 2:00pm
NCTCA Wellness Symposium (Quick Pick): HALL C - Stage 3
  • Room Details None
  • Grade Focus General
  • Tags English

1:30pm

You're not alone ~ (aka small group travel)
Excited about the idea of travel, but feeling a bit apprehensive of the unknown in a foreign country? The thought of leaving all aspects of planning and intricate details at every stage to someone else bring relief? Small group travel is one of the best ways to experience a new destination and explore our world one country at a time. Whether you are a first time or an accomplished traveller, touring with a small group can be an enriching experience offering unparalleled access to 'behind the scenes' of many great locations, unique accommodations, gourmet culinary experiences and meeting new travelling companions that can make lifelong friends. Our goal is simple... we want you to know that small group travel is the most authentic and thrilling way to explore your world. A journey that can include discovery, humanity, patience, acceptance and thankfulness. Women's Only Travel ~ Culinary and Wineries ~ Language ~ Art ~ Luxury or Budget ~ Making an impact ~ Pilgrimages ~ History based ~ Family Heritage ~ Safaris....... Join Travel Your World International and world traveller, Kent Phillips, as they present the advantages of small group travel with the benefits of blending education, shared adventures and hands on experiences with a one of a kind customized tour. A few of our favourites: India, Dubai, Israel, Vietnam, Greece, Italy, South Africa, Morocco

Speakers
CM

Cindy Marleau

Onsite contact: Cindy Marleau, Travel Your World International Ltd.
Cindy has been an active traveller since the age of 16. In 2001, she embarked on one of her greatest life’s journeys taking a year with her husband and three teenagers to explore the globe. Her explorations took her from the iconic Great Wall of China to the colourful cultures of... Read More →
KP

Kent Phillips

With 17 years experience in over 50 countries under his belt, Kent is an expert on seeing the world at a human pace, while exploring our vast world and seeking out off the beaten path destinations. Kent's travel career began at the U of A with the Adventure Travel Co., specializing... Read More →


Friday February 8, 2019 1:30pm - 2:00pm
NCTCA Wellness Symposium (Quick Pick): HALL C - Stage 2
  • Room Details None
  • Grade Focus None
  • Tags English

1:45pm

Concussions 101
The goal of this session is to provide information pertaining to the nature of concussions. We will explore the effects of a "head hit" from the initial impact to the abatement of symptoms. We will look at what happens to the brain during a concussion, and how it can affect both cognitive development. We will additionally explore other symptoms or challenges that might be experienced in the days, weeks, months, and years following a brain injury. An in-depth look at the 'Return to Learn/Return to Play protocols will help teachers, coaches, and schools to develop appropriate plans for resuming academic and athletic routines following a head injury.

Speakers
avatar for Don Segberg

Don Segberg

Social Studies/Communication Technology, St. John Paul II Catholic School
Don teaches at St. André Bessette Catholic School in Fort Saskatchewan, AB. He's been teaching for 15 years and has taught a varied amount of students from different socio-economic backgrounds. Don played competitive Softball (Fastpitch) and hockey for many years and suffered numerous... Read More →


Friday February 8, 2019 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Shaw CC: Salon 10 9797 Jasper Ave
  • Room Details Workshop Max Capacity - 128
  • Grade Focus 43806
  • Tags English

1:45pm

Chinese Folksongs and Singing Games
In this session, participants will learn about how a folksong collection project, sponsored by the Confucius Institute, is working at making Chinese folksongs and singing games accessible for use by music teachers in Alberta. Participants will participate in learning several songs and games and will walk away with resources to use in the classroom. In Alberta, the second most spoken language in Mandarin. This session will work at equipping teachers with authentic resources that speak directly to the students in their classrooms.

Speakers
KF

Kim Friesen Wiens

Brookside School, Edmonton
Kim Friesen Wiens is a music teacher in Edmonton, where she has been teaching for the past 18 years. She has been working on collecting Chinese folksongs and singing games for 4 years, sponsored by the Confucius Institute of Edmonton. Prior to this project, Kim spent part of her Masters... Read More →


Friday February 8, 2019 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Chateau Lacombe: Strathcona Room
  • Room Details Open Max Capacity - 100
  • Grade Focus 43620
  • Tags English

2:00pm

First Nation Traditional Foods - Repeat Session ***Allergy Alert: Hazel nuts and almonds***
Participants will learn about the traditional gathering and preparing process of foods, gain a better understanding of what a traditional diet consisted of and its importance. They will compare traditional perspectives of food with the modern day view and gain a greater appreciation of this element of culture. Participants will have the chance to make a grocery store version of Pemmican that can be taken back to the classroom! *ALLERGY ALERT* This session contains a display that has nuts.

Speakers
HR

Holly Rae Yuzicapi

Holly Rae Yuzicapi is a proud Dakota/Lakota woman from the Standing Buffalo Dakota Nation in Southern Saskatchewan. Growing up in a Dakota family, Holly has learned a lot about the elements of a traditional lifestyle. She is a Cultural Arts instructor that has travelled across Canada... Read More →



Friday February 8, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Shaw CC: Salon 15/16 9797 Jasper Ave
  • Room Details Workshop Max Capacity - 48
  • Grade Focus General
  • Tags English

2:15pm

Les FCT dans mon école - un potentiel à exploiter! 4 à 9 e année
À la base, les FCT se veulent des occasions pour les élèves d’explorer leurs champs d’intérêt, leurs passions et leurs habiletés tout en ouvrant la voie à des possibilités de carrière à travers des expériences d’apprentissage pertinentes, enrichissantes et motivantes. Au cours de cette séance, vous aurez l’occasion d’en apprendre davantage et de discuter des questions suivantes : • Quels sont les différents formats utilisés pour les cours de FCT en province? • Quelles sont les pratiques pédagogiques qui se prêtent bien au format des cours de FCT?

Speakers
MC

Mireille Cloutier

Mireille Cloutier a cumulé plusieurs fonctions durant ses nombreuses années de profession. Elle a enseigné du primaire au secondaire 2e cycle, tout en assurant les fonctions de directrice à l’école La Vérendrye pendant 12 ans. Ses multiples expertises acquises au fil des ans... Read More →



Friday February 8, 2019 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Chateau Lacombe: Klondike Room B
  • Room Details Lecture Max Capacity - 60
  • Grade Focus None
  • Tags French