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Thursday, February 7
 

12:30pm

Primary Peeps Deserve Meaningful Math! Simple and Effective Tools for the Journey!
Bring scissors as we will construct three simple and effective tools for primary peeps! You will love the routines that will be created in your classroom using these tools. The tools that we will construct are the place value pocket and digit cards, the counting rope and a powerful number line. Seat belts will need to be fastened for this energizing and powerful workshop!

Speakers
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Kim Sutton

Educational Consultant, Creative Mathematics
Kim is a fabulous presenter, who has taught thousands of teachers the joy and excitement of hands-on math. Kim’s teaching experience Sutton includes over 25 years of classroom teaching, time as a regional math specialist and as a university instructor. Kim has worked with over 600... Read More →



Thursday February 7, 2019 12:30pm - 2:30pm
MacEwan - Alberta College: Bryan Hall (Rm 410) 10050 MacDonald Drive
  • Room Details Lecture Max Capacity - 104
  • Grade Focus K-3
  • 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
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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
 
Friday, February 8
 

9:00am

Pentominoes: A Math Inquiry
Looking for an engaging geometry task with connections to other strands? In this session, we’ll be exploring how to create pentominoes and then how curiosity leads to the design of personal inquiries rooted in pentominoes. Teachers will learn how to start with a simple prompt around mathematical structures that results in student-created inquiries to provide many days of learning activities – making prep for math classes easy. We’ll explore how inquiry-based learning connects to the curriculum.

Speakers
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Janelle McFeetors

Dr. Janelle McFeetors is an Assistant Professor in Elementary Mathematics Education at the University of Alberta. During her 8 years of teaching in schools, she focused on listening to the mathematical thinking of students as a way to inform her teaching. She is interested in supporting... Read More →


Friday February 8, 2019 9:00am - 10:00am
Chateau Lacombe: Klondike Room B
  • Room Details Lecture Max Capacity - 60
  • Grade Focus 43620
  • Tags English

9:00am

Math Fact Fluency for Addition and Subtraction! Five Strategies to Replace Timed Worksheets!
Come and experience the motivating style of Kim Sutton as she tackles math fact fluency for addition and subtraction using five important strategies that will replace timed worksheets. You will leave with an impressive handout and other tools to achieve the goal of math fact fluency. Be prepared to sing, dance, enjoy children’s literature and walk away with a fresh attitude about the five to nine minutes daily of practice for basic facts! Warning: Dice will be used!

Speakers
KS

Kim Sutton

Educational Consultant, Creative Mathematics
Kim is a fabulous presenter, who has taught thousands of teachers the joy and excitement of hands-on math. Kim’s teaching experience Sutton includes over 25 years of classroom teaching, time as a regional math specialist and as a university instructor. Kim has worked with over 600... Read More →



Friday February 8, 2019 9:00am - 11:00am
Shaw CC: Salon 10 9797 Jasper Ave
  • Room Details Workshop Max Capacity - 128
  • Grade Focus K-3
  • Tags English

10:15am

Developing Math Thinkers, Not Calculators
As mathematics teachers, our goal is that students become mathematical thinkers. To promote mathematical proficiency, teachers can use math tasks to simulate rich thinking. The type of task we select and how we implement the task can impact how students think and the quality of learning that occurs. In this session, we will try some tasks in order to analyze the level of cognitive demand. Using criteria from cognitively demanding tasks, as a group we will generate instructional moves for effective implementation. Teachers will take tasks to try with students, ideas about where to find tasks, how to choose tasks and strategies to foster learning.

Speakers
avatar for Alexandra Candler

Alexandra Candler

Numeracy Consultant, Elk Island Public Schools
Alexandra Candler is a Numeracy Consultant for Elk Island Public Schools, a University of Alberta MEd Student and a Math Education Research Assistant. She has experience teaching and working with children in Early Childhood, Division I, II and III. Alexandra is interested in creating... Read More →
JM

Janelle McFeetors

Dr. Janelle McFeetors is an Assistant Professor in Elementary Mathematics Education at the University of Alberta. During her 8 years of teaching in schools, she focused on listening to the mathematical thinking of students as a way to inform her teaching. She is interested in supporting... Read More →


Friday February 8, 2019 10:15am - 11:15am
Chateau Lacombe: Klondike Room B
  • Room Details Lecture Max Capacity - 60
  • Grade Focus 43620
  • 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

11:45am

S.T.E.A.M. Rolling Through Technology
This session will share our story of how our STEAM themed Learning Common evolved from a school library into a vibrant, creative, collaborative place of discovery where our students are encouraged and inspired to explore and engage in multiple levels of learning. Many schools in Alberta are in the beginning stages of incorporating Learning Commons into their school space. This session will explain the process we undertook to create our Learning Commons. We are in our third year and continue to build our resources so we can encourage and engage our students in 21st Century Learning. This will be a hands-on session where teachers will be given the opportunity to interact with some of the resources that we use in the Learning Commons that use the STEAM model (Science, Technology, Engineering Art, and Math). We will also present how our teachers are using the resources from our Learning Commons space in their classrooms to differentiate and challenge their students.

Speakers
BC

Betty Churchill

Betty Churchill is the principal of the Vanier Community Catholic School in the Living Waters School District. She holds a Master of Science in Education and Research. Technology development has been a focus for many years at Vanier School, and we continue to ensure that we are keeping... Read More →
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Cheryl Fogarty

Cheryl Fogarty is the Technology Facilitator at Vanier Community Catholic School in Edson, Alberta. She maintains various technologies in the K to 6 school. She also designs and facilitates the Learning Common and Maker Spaces.
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Sian Haack

Sian Haack is an educator at Vanier Community Catholic School. She holds a Masters Degree in Integrating Technology into the Classroom. She is currently teaching grade 5 and strives to infuse technology across the curriculum through meaningful and engaging instruction.


Friday February 8, 2019 11:45am - 12:45pm
Shaw CC: Salon 1 9797 Jasper Ave
  • Room Details Workshop Max Capacity - 40
  • Grade Focus K-6
  • Tags English

11:45am

Games as a Gateway: Using Commercial Games to Teach Students Mathematical Communication
Do you find your students struggle with using and understanding mathematical terminology? We believe it is important for students to experience math interactively in order to build a strong foundational understanding of ideas before they are introduced to formal mathematical language. The first step towards learning is engaging students in math thinking and discussion. We find students are excited to play commercial games and are therefore excited to discuss their discoveries and to question the logic of their peers. Commercial games naturally engage students in mathematical discussion, providing an easy transition from mathematical thinking towards mathematical language. During this session, teachers will be invited to explore commercial math games and experience the natural mathematical thinking and discussions that result from the games. Then, we will share effective prompts and motivating questions to ask during game play to guide students towards the target mathematical ideas. Through this, teachers will learn how commercial games can be used to engage students in deep mathematical thinking as a precursor to rich mathematical communication.

Speakers
JM

Janelle McFeetors

Dr. Janelle McFeetors is an Assistant Professor in Elementary Mathematics Education at the University of Alberta. During her 8 years of teaching in schools, she focused on listening to the mathematical thinking of students as a way to inform her teaching. She is interested in supporting... Read More →
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Brita Pederson

Brita Pederson is an undergraduate student in her fourth year of a Bachelors of Education at the University of Alberta. She believes it is important to center learning around the students by considering what they know and what interests them. She is interested in using collaboration... Read More →


Friday February 8, 2019 11:45am - 12:45pm
Chateau Lacombe: Klondike Room B
  • Room Details Lecture Max Capacity - 60
  • Grade Focus 43620
  • Tags English

1:00pm

Scotland Yard: Deductive reasoning in Math 20-2
In this session we will explore how Ravensburger's award winning board game "Scotland Yard" can be used in the Math 20-2 classroom to develop skills in logical reasoning. We will have a chance to play the game and simulate how it would look in a small and/or larger class setting. In addition, you will walk away with resources on how to incorporate the game into your unit assessments. A unique way for teachers of Math 20-2 to use board games in the classroom in the logic/reasoning unit. How to efficiently run a board game for a large or small group of students. Resources for implementation into their own classrooms.

Speakers
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Sandy Johnson

For the past 9 years, Sandy has taught math at Strathcona Christian Secondary where he enjoys using board games in the classroom to create community and curricular connections among students.



Friday February 8, 2019 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Shaw CC: Salon 13/14 9797 Jasper Ave
  • Room Details Workshop Max Capacity - 48
  • Grade Focus 43809
  • Tags English