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Thursday, February 7
 

9:00am

15 Games to Address Students' Developmental Needs
Social and active play is critical for a child's development, and play has the potential to address many of the difficulties in a child's life. You can facilitate simple games to address students' social and emotional developmental needs (that range from the need for social participation skills to self-regulation assets). Many students still need to be taught how to play. Let's do that together! This session is practical and active: We will work through 15 games and identify the skills each one teaches. These games require no purchases and are easy to replicate using stuff you probably have lying around your classroom. Each game can be modified for children aged K-9 depending on their unique needs. (Plus, these are all useful for indoor recess.)

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.


Thursday February 7, 2019 9:00am - 11:00am
Chateau Lacombe: Strathcona Room
  • Room Details Open Max Capacity - 100
  • Grade Focus K-6
  • 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

Traditional Games - Arctic Sports and Dene Games
Ever hear about traditional games such as the One Foot High Kick, Sledge Jump, Finger Pull, Hand Games or any others? The traditional way of life influenced the ways in which traditional games were played, organized taught and shared. Learn what Arctic Sports and Dene Games are, where they are today and how you can bring traditional games into your classroom by participating in this interactive session. This session will provide instruction, demonstrations of traditional games and provide you with an opportunity to try yourself.

Speakers
MD

Michelle Deering

Sport Consultant & Chef de Mission for Team Alberta North, Alberta Sport Connection
ZH

Zachary Hodge

Zachary is an athlete in Arctic Sports for the last 3 Arctic Winter Games 2018 South Slave Region, NWT, 2016 Greenland and 2014 Fairbanks Alaska. Zach earned a silver ulu in the Open Male Sledge Jump event in 2018, gold ulu in Junior Male Triple Jump and Sledge Jump events in 2016... Read More →
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Darrel Laboucan

Dene Games coach for the last 3 Arctic Winter Games 2018 South Slave Region, NWT, 2016 Greenland and 2014 Fairbanks Alaska. Former Dene Games athlete at the 2012 Arctic Winter Games in Whitehorse, Yukon. As a First Nations person, Darrel feels that it is very important to keep culture... Read More →


Thursday February 7, 2019 9:00am - 11:00am
Offsite: Saville Community Sports Centre - Location D 11610 65 Ave NW
  • Chairperson Virginie Lacroix - L'Unité Locale Francophone #24
  • Room Details Open Max Capacity - 100
  • Grade Focus General
  • Tags English

9:00am

Bring Your Horse Sense to School
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Our session is for teachers and staff who are looking for a way to empower and support students with greater ease while connecting on a deeper level. During this session, participants will understand experiential learning from a somatic perspective. Horses are master teachers, intuitive partners and meet us exactly where and how we show up on any given day. They support us in learning the true meaning (and feeling) of acceptance, empowerment and living in the moment. Becoming familiar and accustomed to being in this space sets a foundation to relieve anxiety, calm negative emotions and develop positive relationships. Participants will engage in a series of equine assisted activities facilitated by Aileen Wagner. Teachers will take away many insights, ideas and possibilities for supporting diverse populations, and tools to assist with building connection and community within a group.

Speakers
AW

Aileen Wagner

Aileen has a vision to support and inspire people to build positive relationships with themselves and others. She has a strong foundation in education, as a teacher, coach, principal and mental health support person. Aileen and her herd provide space for people to unplug from the... Read More →


Thursday February 7, 2019 9:00am - 3:00pm
Offsite - Stony Plain
  • Room Details Workshop Max Capacity - 20
  • Grade Focus General
  • Tags English

10:15am

TGIF Jr High Math Games - Thank Goodness It's Fun
Learn and play a variety of Junior High Math games and activities that will keep your students engaged as they learn and master junior high math concepts in the areas of: algebra, linear equations, graphing, chance and probability, coordinate geometry, mathematical reasoning and more. In addition, learn how the games played during this session quickly translate to improved paper and pencil evidence of learning using standard algorithms. During this session, participants will also gain the knowledge, skills and expertise necessary to quickly and easily implement the games back in their classrooms, without adding to their already heavy workload. Learn how to easily differentiate the games providing a suitable math challenge for all the students in your classroom. The games can be used to: introduce math concepts; provide engaged practice to help students master, deepen and enhance their understanding of math concepts; as an assessment of learning acquired. Student written and video samples will be shared and a handout will be provided. Effective teaching practices and strategies based on the most recent findings from brain-based-learning research will be modeled and highlighted throughout the workshop.

Speakers
avatar for John Felling

John Felling

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



Thursday February 7, 2019 10:15am - 12:15pm
Shaw CC: Salon 11 9797 Jasper Ave
  • Room Details Workshop Max Capacity - 128
  • Grade Focus 43715
  • Tags English

11:15am

Fancy Engine, Sketchy Brakes: Teaching with K-3 Development in Mind
This session provides 5 activities and 5 strategies to address the fact that our littlest folks sometimes have powerful engines and the brakes are still out for delivery. No wonder it is complicated to teach them: Their capacity to self-regulate is still growing. We will have fun in this hour. We will move. We will joke. The strategies will be grounded in a neurosequential perspective on brain development and years of teaching experience.

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.


Thursday February 7, 2019 11:15am - 12:15pm
Chateau Lacombe: Strathcona Room
  • Room Details Open Max Capacity - 100
  • Grade Focus K-3
  • Tags English

11:30am

LGBTQ+ U
In this presentation, Lee will demystify some of the complicated and confusing language around LGBTQ+ topics, then dive into a conversation about issues that students and teachers may be facing when it comes to addressing these topics. Participants will leave this presentation with a more nuanced understanding of LGBTQ+ issues across Canada, how those issues impact students, and what we can all do to help.

Speakers
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Lee Thomas

DefineU Mental Health Programming Inc.
Lee Thomas is an international speaker, writer, and advocate based in Canada. Lee speaks to groups of all ages and sizes about mental health and mental illness, with a particular focus on stigma reduction and youth mental health. They are a Mental Health First Aid instructor, TEDx... Read More →


Thursday February 7, 2019 11:30am - 12:30pm
MacEwan - Alberta College: Muttart Hall
  • Room Details Lecture Max Capacity - 250
  • Grade Focus 43806
  • 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
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 11:30am - 1:30pm
Chateau Lacombe: Lacombe Room
  • Room Details Lecture Max Capacity - 100
  • Grade Focus General
  • Tags English

11:45am

Weaving Ways: Supporting Indigenous Ways of Knowing for Junior High Mathematics
The Alberta Regional Professional Development Consortia (ARPDC) created Weaving Ways as a framework to support teachers in designing meaningful teaching and learning opportunities that weave together Indigenous ways of knowing with Western pedagogical practices for the benefit of all students and our collective journey towards reconciliation. This session will explore foundational First Nations, Métis and Inuit ways of knowing considering current curriculum through the Weaving Ways model of Cultures of Belonging, Instructional Design, Sharing Through Story and Pedagogy. Specific examples of what this could look like in a junior high math classroom will be highlighted.

Speakers
SW

Susan Woo

Susan Woo is a consultant for literacy and Indigenous ways of knowing and learning for the Edmonton Regional Learning Consortium.
HD

Heather Dimond

Heather Dimond has been a teacher for 19 years. She has a B.Ed with a math major and an M.Ed in Educational Leadership. In her career as a math teacher, Heather has taught all levels of math between grades 8 and 12. Because of her passion for learning, Heather has been involved with... Read More →


Thursday February 7, 2019 11:45am - 12:45pm
Shaw CC: Salon 12 9797 Jasper Ave
  • Room Details Lecture Max Capacity - 320
  • Grade Focus 43715
  • 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

12:45pm

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.

Speakers


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

5 Things About Mental Health That I Wish I'd Known Sooner
In this presentation, Lee shares their personal experience of living with mental health issues as a student and young adult. Participants will leave with new insight into issues such as stigma, vulnerability, and self-compassion.

Speakers
LT

Lee Thomas

DefineU Mental Health Programming Inc.
Lee Thomas is an international speaker, writer, and advocate based in Canada. Lee speaks to groups of all ages and sizes about mental health and mental illness, with a particular focus on stigma reduction and youth mental health. They are a Mental Health First Aid instructor, TEDx... Read More →


Thursday February 7, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
MacEwan - Alberta College: Muttart Hall
  • Chairperson Jacqueline Mines - Northern Gateway #43
  • Room Details Lecture Max Capacity - 250
  • Grade Focus 43806
  • Tags English

1:00pm

Creating a world without barriers and a future Accessible for all
I am a quadriplegic that takes life and challenge head-on. I am the first quadriplegic to earn a B.Ed specialize in Elementary, first quadriplegic to wheel on the great wall of China, first quadriplegic to work for DC comics and many more.

Speakers
KT

Kuen Tang

Regional Coordinator Alberta, Rick Hansen Foundation
Kuen was in a horrific car accident 16 years ago and became a quadriplegic, inspired by Rick Hansen, she became today’s MightyKuen. She was invited by Rick Hansen to become an ambassador to his foundation in 2006 and recently become Rick Hansen Foundation School Program’s Regional... Read More →


Thursday February 7, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Shaw CC: Salon 12 9797 Jasper Ave
  • Room Details Lecture Max Capacity - 320
  • Grade Focus General
  • Tags English

1:15pm

Weaving Ways: Supporting Indigenous Ways of Knowing in Kindergarten
The Alberta Regional Professional Development Consortia (ARPDC) created Weaving Ways as a framework to support teachers in designing meaningful teaching and learning opportunities that weave together Indigenous ways of knowing with Western pedagogical practices for the benefit of all students and our collective journey towards reconciliation. This session will explore foundational First Nations, Métis and Inuit ways of knowing considering current and new draft curriculum through the Weaving Ways model of Cultures of Belonging, Instructional Design, Sharing Through Story and Pedagogy. Specific examples of what this could look like in a Kindergarten classroom will be shared.

Speakers
NT

Nicole Thomlinson

Nicole Thomlinson is an assistant principal at J.H. Picard School with Edmonton Catholic Schools.
SW

Susan Woo

Susan Woo is a consultant for literacy and Indigenous ways of knowing and learning for the Edmonton Regional Learning Consortium.


Thursday February 7, 2019 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Chateau Lacombe: Salon B.
  • Room Details Lecture Max Capacity - 60
  • Grade Focus K-3
  • 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

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

2:15pm

Weaving Ways: Supporting Indigenous Ways of Knowing in High School Mathematics
The Alberta Regional Professional Development Consortia (ARPDC) created Weaving Ways as a framework to support teachers in designing meaningful teaching and learning opportunities that weave together Indigenous ways of knowing with Western pedagogical practices for the benefit of all students and our collective journey towards reconciliation. This session will explore foundational First Nations, Métis and Inuit ways of knowing considering current curriculum through the Weaving Ways model of Cultures of Belonging, Instructional Design, Sharing Through Story and Pedagogy. Specific examples of what this could look like in a high school math classroom will be highlighted.

Speakers
HD

Heather Dimond

Heather Dimond has been a teacher for 19 years. She has a B.Ed with a math major and an M.Ed in Educational Leadership. In her career as a math teacher, Heather has taught all levels of math between grades 8 and 12. Because of her passion for learning, Heather has been involved with... Read More →
SW

Susan Woo

Susan Woo is a consultant for literacy and Indigenous ways of knowing and learning for the Edmonton Regional Learning Consortium.


Thursday February 7, 2019 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Shaw CC: Salon 10 9797 Jasper Ave
  • Room Details Lecture Max Capacity - 250
  • Grade Focus 43809
  • Tags English

2:30pm

Weaving Ways: Supporting Indigenous Ways of Knowing for Division One Social Studies
Weaving Ways: Supporting Indigenous Ways of Knowing for Division One Social Studies: The Alberta Regional Professional Development Consortia (ARPDC) created Weaving Ways as a framework to support teachers in designing meaningful teaching and learning opportunities that weave together Indigenous ways of knowing with Western pedagogical practices for the benefit of all students and our collective journey towards reconciliation. This session will explore foundational First Nations, Métis and Inuit ways of knowing considering current and new draft curriculum through the Weaving Ways model of Cultures of Belonging, Instructional Design, Sharing Through Story and Pedagogy. Specific examples of what this could look like in a division one social studies classroom will be highlighted.

Speakers
NT

Nicole Thomlinson

Nicole Thomlinson is an assistant principal at J.H. Picard School with Edmonton Catholic Schools.


Thursday February 7, 2019 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Chateau Lacombe: Salon B.
  • Room Details Lecture Max Capacity - 60
  • Grade Focus K-3
  • Tags English
 
Friday, February 8
 

9:00am

Creating Classroom Leaders
How can teachers promote a culture of acceptance in the classroom, hallways and common areas of the school.

Speakers
EO

Eva Olsson

Holocaust Survivor, Author, Public Speaker
Since 1996 Eva has been speaking about her life in over 3000 schools, churches, meeting halls, conferences, colleges and universities, and over one-and-a-half million individuals throughout Canada. Eva received an Honorary Doctorate from Nipissing University, North Bay Ontario in... Read More →


Friday February 8, 2019 9:00am - 10:00am
Chateau Lacombe: Lacombe Room
  • Chairperson Cathy Hinger - Elk Island Catholic #21
  • Room Details Lecture Max Capacity - 100
  • Grade Focus 43715
  • 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

10:15am

Inclusive Education: Who, What, Where, When, Why?!
This session will deconstruct what inclusive education means in today’s classrooms and communities. We will also discuss common misunderstandings and myths and leave with ideas and possibilities of inclusive leaning communities and all who benefit.

Speakers
avatar for Shelley Moore

Shelley Moore

Originally from Edmonton, and now based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Shelley Moore is a highly sought after teacher, researcher, speaker and storyteller and has worked with school districts and community organizations throughout both Canada and the United States. Shelley's presentations... Read More →


Friday February 8, 2019 10:15am - 11:45am
Shaw CC: Salon 8 9797 Jasper Ave
  • Chairperson Brad Langdale - Parkland #10
  • Room Details Lecture Max Capacity - 320
  • Grade Focus General
  • Tags English

10:30am

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

Speakers
avatar for Ann Campbell

Ann Campbell

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



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

12:45pm

Success for ALL: Designing Curricular Opportunities for a Range of Abilities
This session will look at how plans can be responsive to the needs of a group of learners that include a variety of abilities, including students with intellectual disabilities. We will discuss examples and strategies of how all kids can achieve success through strategic planning of goals and designing of supports. We will look at frameworks such as Learning Maps and the Planning Pyramid.

Speakers
avatar for Shelley Moore

Shelley Moore

Originally from Edmonton, and now based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Shelley Moore is a highly sought after teacher, researcher, speaker and storyteller and has worked with school districts and community organizations throughout both Canada and the United States. Shelley's presentations... Read More →


Friday February 8, 2019 12:45pm - 2:45pm
Shaw CC: Salon 8 9797 Jasper Ave
  • Chairperson Corey Conroy - Sturgeon #27
  • Room Details Lecture Max Capacity - 320
  • Grade Focus General
  • 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

1:00pm

"Huh?" Demystifying Psycho-Ed Reports and Making Solutions out of Them
Most of the time when a student becomes too challenging, our schools hire a psychologist to conduct a psycho-ed assessment (that can cost a fortune) because we think labelling our problems should help. A lot of the time, these reports may not meaningfully help us highly trained teachers or the most experienced of administrators. At the same time, psycho-educational assessment reports are a gold mine of information if that data is communicated in accessible language or if the recommendations are credible. For example, I was once told that my 16-year-old student with focusing challenges should put sponges in his ears--ya, right. This session would like to demystify the psycho-ed and offer a practical, solution-focused model moving forward. Let's make psycho-eds valuable in your school.

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 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Chateau Lacombe: McDougall Room
  • Room Details Lecture Max Capacity - 60
  • Grade Focus 43806
  • Tags English

1:00pm

Indigenous Ways of Knowing: Enhancing Your Teaching with Indigenous Pedagogy
This session supports teachers as they strive to apply Indigenous foundational knowledge in their classrooms and communities. Ideas and resources on Indigenous language, relationships, histories, world views and pedagogies will be explored. In addition, ideas will be shared for cross-curricular projects and experiential learning that support Indigenous ways of knowing while simultaneously enriching classroom experiences for all learners.

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 →
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Friday February 8, 2019 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Shaw CC: Salon 3 9797 Jasper Ave
  • Chairperson Jacqueline Mines - Northern Gateway #43
  • Room Details Workshop Max Capacity - 96
  • Grade Focus K-6
  • Tags English

1:15pm

The Road Less Traveled
From student council President in a small rural high school, to valedictorian of her law school class, and a national TV show, Candy Palmater’s life experiences are at once unique and universal. Her varied career has included 10 years with the Nova Scotia Department of Education and a brief stint on CBC radio where Canadians fell in love with her. Harper Collins is about to publish her first book, a memoir of her wild and wonderful life. This orateur, writer and humorist will, through words of guidance and personal stories, share her passionate perspective on inclusion, radical self- acceptance and the love of reading. You will feel empowered to affect change in yourself, your family and your community. Prepare to laugh, cry, and be up-lifted!

Speakers
avatar for Candy Palmater

Candy Palmater

Partner, The Candy Show Entertainment Co.
Candy Palmater is a gay Mi’kmaw actor, writer, comic and activist. She graduated as valedictorian of her class at Dalhousie Law School and went on to practice labour law. She is the star of her own national TV show called The Candy Show on APTN and has acted in many other series... Read More →


Friday February 8, 2019 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Shaw CC: Hall D 9797 Jasper Ave
  • Chairperson Rob Kelly
  • Room Details Lecture Max Capacity - 2000
  • Grade Focus General
  • Tags English