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Health - CALM / Santé [clear filter]
Thursday, February 7
 

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

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

Mindful Essentials for Educators
Do you practice mindfulness? Need some fresh ideas for the classroom? Learn how to integrate mindfulness into your own life and your work with youth. This workshop will provide practices to reduce stress, foster self regulation, increase focus, and cultivate executive functioning. Mindfulness has been proven to increase resiliency, improve cognition, nurture positive self perception and advance social emotional learning. Discover key practices which you can use yourself as well as age appropriate versions for students K-12, and explore ways to implement mindfulness into the school context. You’ll come away refreshed and empowered with tools to connect mind and body through mindfulness based practices.

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 9:00am - 11:00am
Shaw CC: Salon 10 9797 Jasper Ave
  • Room Details Lecture Max Capacity - 250
  • Grade Focus General
  • Tags English

10:15am

Up Your Game with Nutrition: Fueling for Sport
Good fuel is important for success on and off the playing field. It’s not only about knowing what to eat – it’s also about knowing when, and how much. Proper nutrition and hydration is vital for young athletes because they need to eat well enough to support healthy growth AND optimal sports performance. Perhaps you are coaching a junior or senior sports team and are looking for new ideas to help your team thrive? Or maybe you are interested in learning more about sports nutrition to make the most out of your own activities? Whatever your reason, this session is for you! Join Public Health Dietitians from Alberta Health Services in an interactive session on fueling for activity. You will leave with resources like the Sports Nutrition for Youth: A Handbook for Coaches and new strategies to “up your game” with nutrition. Note - This session will focus on the needs of recreational athletes; elite level athletes may wish to consult a private practice dietitian for individualized counselling.

Speakers
AS

Amy Shmyr

Angela Stoye and Amy Shmyr are Registered Dietitians with Alberta Health Services working in the area of Public Health. They focus on school health and are involved in resource development and initiatives that promote healthy eating in schools. Public Health dietitians are nutrition... Read More →
AS

Angela Stoye

Public Health Dietitian, Alberta Health Services
Please see above


Thursday February 7, 2019 10:15am - 11:15am
Offsite - Saville Community Sports Centre: Classroom
  • Room Details Classroom Max Capacity - 48
  • Grade Focus 43806
  • Tags English

12:00pm

Movement et mobilité
Dans cette session, nous allons explorer des archétypes de mouvement qui ce transfère d'une activité à l'autre et aidera les élèves à mieux comprendre comment ils peuvent être plus forts et plus athlétiques en réduisant les chances de blessures. Sur la surface, la variété étonnante du mouvement humain peut sembler assez complexe. En fait, démêler toute cette fonction miraculeuse est plus direct qu'on pourrait le penser. Cette session est conçue pour faciliter la compréhension de la complexité et de la variabilité, du langage commun des formes fondamentales et du positionnement qui unifient tous les mouvements humains. Voici les sujets que nous allons aborder: - Prévenir et réhabiliter les blessures sportives courantes - Réviser vos habitudes de mouvement et exprimer la physiologie la plus efficace de votre corps - Identifiez, diagnostiquez et corrigez rapidement les modes de déplacement inefficaces - Résolution de problèmes pour la douleur et le dysfonctionnement mécaniques - Corriger les mauvais mécanismes qui privent la puissance et la force. - Identifier et corriger les modes de mouvement pauvres chez les enfants - Développer des stratégies qui restaurent la fonction de vos articulations et de vos tissus

Speakers


Thursday February 7, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Chateau Lacombe: Salon B.
  • Room Details Lecture Max Capacity - 60
  • Grade Focus General
  • Tags French

12:15pm

So you have to teach Health...
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. "So you have to teach health..." we know that quality health education is a keystone to success for all students, and this session aims to support teachers in feeling more confident to deliver the Health & Life Skills curriculum. Research has consistently shown that healthy students are better learners and have healthier brains, so a strong Health program in your school has its benefits. Explore teaching strategies for engaging students in Health & Life Skills and to learn about the many resources available to support your program.

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 12:15pm - 1:15pm
Offsite - Saville Community Sports Centre: Classroom
  • Room Details Classroom Max Capacity - 48
  • Grade Focus K-6
  • 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
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 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

1:30pm

Big Games for Big Classes
This session will focus on inclusive games for physical education classes with high numbers. The games will focus on engaging fundamental movement skills in a fun environment for all students. The session will give you ideas to implement into your units, and can be taken into the classroom on Monday morning!

Speakers
avatar for Michael Hargas

Michael Hargas

Teacher, Grande Yellowhead Public School Division
I've been a Teacher for over 5 years. This is my third year as the Central West Regional Representative for the Health and Physical Education Council.


Thursday February 7, 2019 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Offsite: Saville Community Sports Centre - Location A 11610 65 Ave NW
  • Room Details Open Max Capacity - 100
  • Grade Focus General
  • Tags English
 
Friday, February 8
 

9:00am

The Ripple Effect: Sleep, Eat, Move and Think Better
The latest research findings show that humans now have the potential to live a healthy life for 120 years or more, making optimal health paramount to a life lived to the fullest. In this engaging and inspiring keynote presentation, Dr. Greg Wells shows audiences how they can leverage the power of exponential health technologies and techniques to perform at their peak and improve their overall health and well-being. Sleep better and you’ll eat better. Eat better and you’ll move more. And if you move more, you’ll sleep better and ultimately think and feel better. This is the ripple effect of good health and high performance. And it’s also why you don’t have to make major changes or sacrifices in your life: with an improvement of just 1% in your sleeping, eating, exercising, or thinking habits, you’ll see dramatic results. With Greg’s easy-to-follow strategies and tips, you can harness the power of the ripple effect and start living better—not just for a few weeks or months, but for life. This presentation is based on Dr. Wells’ new book The Ripple Effect.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Greg Wells

Dr. Greg Wells

As a scientist, broadcaster, author, coach and athlete, Dr. Greg Wells has dedicated his career to understanding human performance and how the human body responds to extreme conditions. Dr. Wells is an Associate Professor at the University of Toronto where he studies elite sport performance... Read More →


Friday February 8, 2019 9:00am - 10:00am
Shaw CC: Hall D 9797 Jasper Ave
  • Chairperson Mike Wheeler - Timberline #9
  • Room Details Lecture Max Capacity - 2000
  • Grade Focus General
  • Tags English

9:00am

Failure to Launch: Career Counselling to Unstick the Stuck
"What are you going to do after graduation?" An increasing number of young folks are rejecting conventional notions of career, and some are simply doing what their parents and peers would call 'nothing'. Mental illness is often the cause; some young folks don't know how to be courageous. Some young people see no meaning in the 'adult' routine. The reasons vary. Conventional asset-inventory and aptitude-testing methods of career counselling often fizzle with unwell teens. This session presents a meaning-based model grounded in adventure and risk-taking to help young folks harness their innate vibrancy and spirit to launch a meaningful and joyful life. Session participants will receive replicable worksheets and ideas for activities to foster boldness in future-thinking. This session is designed for School Counsellors, CALM teachers, Career Practitioners, and everyone else.

Speakers
VM

Vincent Mireau

Association Instructor, Alberta Teachers' Association
Vincent Mireau is a Counsellor in Whitecourt, AB. He is the President of the ATA Council of School Counsellors.


Friday February 8, 2019 9:00am - 10:00am
Chateau Lacombe: McDougall Room
  • Room Details Lecture Max Capacity - 60
  • Grade Focus 43809
  • 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

How to (re)act to a child with trauma
The purpose of this session is to equip you with the different ways to (re) act facing a child who has suffered a traumatic event, mainly a trauma related to sexuality or violence in general. How to intervene? What are the questions that should be asked? What are the legal or moral obligations?

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 9:00am - 10:00am
Citadel Theatre: Zeidler Hall 9828 101A Avenue Northwest
  • Chairperson Janet Vader - Elk Island Public #28
  • Room Details Lecture Max Capacity - 250
  • Grade Focus General
  • Tags English

10:00am

Healthy Snacks and Non-Competitive Games Part I - Ever Active Schools Health & Wellness Symposium
This session features Ever Active Schools’ free resource with healthy eating and team-building activity ideas. The healthy snack competition will challenge you to produce the healthiest, best tasting snack with 10 minutes on the clock. Engage in a live example of how students can have fun learning about healthy eating and include activities that are inclusive to all.

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.


Friday February 8, 2019 10:00am - 10:30am
NCTCA Wellness Symposium (Quick Pick): HALL C Stage 4
  • Room Details None
  • Grade Focus K-6
  • 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

Promoting Positive Mental Health & Resiliency: Understanding Anxiety & Trauma through Connection
With the development of the new Wellness curriculum underway, this presentation will be your first step towards understanding a Comprehensive School Health model to promote positive mental health and resililiency in your school community. As teachers, we know our students face a number of challenges that can impact their mental health and well-being, particularly adverse child experiences that result in anxiety and trauma. This presentation will focus on your role as a teacher in understanding trauma-informed approaches to teaching and providing a supportive, connected environment. Practical recommendations and resources will help you connect with youth that are struggling, and create a balanced class to promote positive mental health and resiliency.

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 10:15am - 11:15am
Shaw CC: Salon 4 9797 Jasper Ave
  • Chairperson Karalie Kinnersley - St. Albert Public #73
  • Room Details Workshop Max Capacity - 160
  • Grade Focus General
  • Tags English

10:30am

Healthy Snacks and Non-Competitive Games Part II - Ever Active Schools Health & Wellness Symposium
This session features Ever Active Schools’ free resource with healthy eating and team-building activity ideas. The healthy snack competition will challenge you to produce the healthiest, best tasting snack with 10 minutes on the clock. Engage in a live example of how students can have fun learning about healthy eating and include activities that are inclusive to all.

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.


Friday February 8, 2019 10:30am - 11:00am
NCTCA Wellness Symposium (Quick Pick): HALL C Stage 4
  • Room Details None
  • Grade Focus General
  • Tags English

11:15am

Pornography: Effect on Students and You
Have you thought about pornography and how it affects the children and youth that you work with? Does it seem like an awkward conversation to have with students and parents? In this session we will discuss how pornography has changed over the years and how it is impacted children and youth in our communities. We will also discuss how to have those important conversations about the impacts and effects of pornorgraphy viewing.

Speakers
KK

Katie Kitschke

Katie Kitschke is the Executive Director at SAFFRON Sexual Assault Centre. She has been with the agency for more than 10 years, and during her time as a public educator, she was able to facilitate more than 4000 public education presentations to children, youth and adults. She is... Read More →


Friday February 8, 2019 11:15am - 12:15pm
Shaw CC: Salon 17/18 9797 Jasper Ave
  • Chairperson Rick Kremp - Parkland #10
  • Room Details Workshop Max Capacity - 48
  • Grade Focus General
  • Tags English

12:30pm

A Conversation on Creating Calm Classrooms - Ever Active Schools Health & Wellness Symposium
Join Alberta Health Services for a conversation on calming strategies in your classroom. This session is part of the Ever Active Schools Health & Wellness Symposium that includes sessions in the Wellness Hall as well as a few classroom-based sessions like this one. Have you been practicing calming strategies in your classroom? Join our conversation as we explore stress-awareness and self-calming techniques for students of all ages. Come prepared to share what calming tactics have and haven’t worked in your own classrooms and discover practical ways to help students “cool their jets.” Not only will you learn from your colleagues in the room, you will contribute to a list of tried-and-tested calming strategies from teachers across Alberta. Take a deep breath, and let’s begin.

Speakers
JC

Jacqui Currie

Health Promotion Coordinator, Alberta Health Services
To be determined


Friday February 8, 2019 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Shaw CC: Salon 12 9797 Jasper Ave
  • Room Details Lecture Max Capacity - 320
  • 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

Orange Marks the Spot with Be Fit for Life Network - Ever Active Schools Health & Wellness Symposium
Join the Be Fit for Life Network for an active orienteering session that will leave you with lesson plans that support outdoor adventure. This session is part of the Ever Active Schools Health & Wellness Symposium that includes some classroom sessions as well as a few others in the Wellness Hall like this one. Active play in nature and outdoors is essential for healthy child development. This interactive session will feature activities and strategies to develop competence, confidence and motivation to be active outside for life. The Alberta Orienteering Association and the Be Fit For Life Network have partnered to create Orange Marks the Spot: a series of lesson plans that are a fun way to introduce outdoor adventure skills to participants ages 5-12. Participants will leave with free downloadable lesson plans and strategies for use in schools, recreation, sport and community settings.

Speakers
LW

Lindsay Wright - Be Fit for Life Network

BE FIT FOR LIFE NETWORK
Lindsay has a passion for physical activity promotion in Alberta and assumes a dual role in Edmonton. Coordinating the Be Fit For Life Network and the Edmonton Centre provides a unique perspective on the provincial and local communities. Working out of the University of Alberta’s... Read More →


Friday February 8, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
NCTCA Wellness Symposium (Quick Pick): HALL C Stage 4
  • Room Details None
  • Grade Focus K-6
  • Tags English

1:00pm

Booty Shorts & Sexting: A Social Justice Approach to Body Image & Self-Esteem in Youth
Summary This workshop will focus on the critical importance of addressing body image & self-esteem issues in youth and creating a healthy, inclusive school environment through evidence-based prevention and social justice approaches. Abstract Body image and self-esteem are key components of child development, yet there are many ways healthy development can go awry, leaving students at-risk for eating disorders, self-harm, and poor self-esteem (even as young as Grade 1!). This workshop focuses on best-practice recommendations to effectively address youth body image and self-esteem in school settings. Practical examples will be used to emphasize how student voices are critical to inform school-based approaches to prevention and intervention. Social justice is an emerging consideration in education and counselling, and will be highlighted. Current approaches to improving body image and self-esteem will be emphasized. Recommendations for administrators, teachers, and school counsellors will be based on best practices.

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 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Shaw CC: Salon 4 9797 Jasper Ave
  • Chairperson Emily Stanton - Evergreen #11
  • Room Details Workshop Max Capacity - 160
  • Grade Focus General
  • Tags English