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Thursday, February 7


Drama Productions: From Zero to Hero-The Second Step (No Experience Required)
Do you ever wonder what it would take to build a successful drama/musical theatre program from the ground up? Have you ever thought you’d love to do something like this but are worried you lack the knowledge, skills or experience? If so, this session is for you! Come learn from someone. Prior to changing school divisions, I built my previous school’s drama program from the ground up, and I'm here to show you how to do the same thing! This session includes a how-to seminar covering a wide variety of topics, as well as break out sessions for networking and problem solving so feel free to bring obstacles which you are facing. Bring a notepad/device to take notes and pictures as the day progresses and an email that we can share our Google Drive Folder with. The day will start with an overview of the following: how our program was built over 6 years and how you can do the same, budgeting & timelines, costume/set/prop design & creation, ticket sales, and creating a culture of success. Don't worry if you could not attend last year, there will be a brief overview AND you will be given access to all documents from last year's session and this year's session as well.

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Matt White

SS and Drama Teacher, Northern Lights Public Schools
Matt White is a social studies and Drama teacher, with a Masters degree in business and athletic coaching and administration. He has been a part of Alberta Education's curriculum redesign. This is his second year with NLSD after spending the first 8 years of his career in Sherwood... Read More →

Thursday February 7, 2019 9:30am - 3:00pm
Offsite: Sherwood Park Location 5
  • Chairperson Cory Kohlenberg - Elk Island Public #28
  • Room Details Workshop Max Capacity - 25
  • Grade Focus 43715
  • Tags English


Ukulele All Year Long
With a large number of established and newly growing ukulele programs in the Alberta Classroom, many teachers are finding, sharing and developing ukulele resources. This session will range from tips & tricks to performance ideas that can be implemented year round. Bring your ukulele and join us as we play through shared resources and offer new and old strategies for your ukulele class, club, or concerts.


Gary Glewinski

Gary Glewinski is a session player and certified Twisted Wood Ukulele instructor. As a freelance musician and accompanist, Gary has played all over. He has performed in many musical styles, including rock, blues, gospel, pop reggae and more. As an instructor, Gary assisted tuition... Read More →
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Kyle Swenson

Music Director, Sturgeon Composite High School
Kyle Swenson has been teaching music for the past decade and is very excited to be the new director of the Sturgeon Composite High School music program. After starting out teaching Band overseas at Parade College in Melbourne, Australia, Kyle moved back home with his wife to start... Read More →

Thursday February 7, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Chateau Lacombe: Strathcona Room
  • Chairperson Danielle Unger - Woodland Rivers #40
  • Room Details Lecture Max Capacity - 60
  • Grade Focus General
  • Tags English
Friday, February 8


Resources for Indigenous Learning in the Music Classroom
Are you struggling with finding ways to incorporate Indigenous content into your elementary music classroom? At this sharing session we will explore a variety of resources, cultural artifacts, storybooks, and other means that will support Indigenous learning in the music classroom. Activities presented stem from resources that many schools may already own, can be easily purchased, or can be found through public libraries; they are not stand-alone activities. An Elder is the best person to access for cultural teachings; this session instead will provide ideas to supplement current teaching practices to support Indigenous learning.


Lynnette Newton

Lynnette Newton is Alberta born, Alberta bound. True to character, she loves nature, children, the study of both and has had over 25 years in the classroom. Navigating elementary school was a steep challenge with success in literacy coming later in life. Lynnette completed her Rehabilitation... Read More →

Courtney Richard

Courtney Richard has been an elementary music specialist with Elk Island Public Schools for over 10 years. She has completed her Orff Level I and II training, Intellidance certification, and received her Master of Education degree in Elementary Education with a focus on Music Education... Read More →

Friday February 8, 2019 11:15am - 12:15pm
Chateau Lacombe: Strathcona Room
  • Room Details Open Max Capacity - 100
  • Grade Focus K-6
  • Tags English


African Music for Children
In August 2017, Garth Prince returned home to Namibia for the first time in nine years to share his Canadian (African music) residency experience with students there. Music is very much a part of the culture in Namibia, but not part of the school curriculum. Three weeks later, Prince returned to Canada with new insight and experiences he now shares in stories, games and songs. In this workshop, Prince teaches you one song and a musical game he learnt on his trip.

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Garth Prince

As a native of Namibia with years of experience in promoting African culture and community-building through song, dance and instruments, Garth Prince offers unique programs for schools and venues across North America.

Friday February 8, 2019 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Chateau Lacombe: Strathcona Room
  • Chairperson Brenton Baum - Timberline #9
  • Room Details Open Max Capacity - 100
  • Grade Focus General
  • Tags English


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.


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