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Teacher Wellness / Bien-être [clear filter]
Thursday, February 7
 

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

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
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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

10:30am

Diamonds or Dust : How to shine under pressure while others fall apart?
Stressed? Short on time? Short of breath? Tired of being tired? What happened to your passion for life? Why do some people shine under pressure while others fall apart? The secret lies in learning to harvest your own personal resilience. Join Dr Amir Georges Sabongui, PhD, for this dynamic, interactive, and inspiring seminar. You will discover how to rekindle your energy and passion, take back control of your life, and transform stress into a potential ally. You will learn: • How to avoid the number 1 mistake that almost EVERYONE makes; What resilient people naturally do to bounce back from adversity, and why they actually SEEK OUT stress and use it to their advantage; • Why doing less will NOT fix the problem; • How to recognize the warning signs and the impact that stress is having on your physical and mental health, and what to do about it. Then … ACTION! Thanks to concrete and creative strategies, you will develop your own dash-board to monitor your physical, mental and emotional health, and build a personalized action plan to get you back to your optimal self. By the end of the seminar, you will already notice a radical change. You will feel like you can shine under pressure like a diamond, instead of falling apart like dust! Dr. Amir Georges Sabongui works closely with Canada’s largest corporations to develop and implement organizational leadership solutions, crisis response and mental health training programs. His passion is developing long term relationships to help his organizational clients improve cohesion and engagement in order to bring teams to their optimal functioning and inspire employees achieve their full potential. He currently directs the Alpha Medical Clinic and SOS - Sabongui Organizational Solutions.

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 10:30am - 11:30am
Shaw CC: Hall C 9797 Jasper Ave
  • Chairperson Wallace (Walley) Porter - Wetaskiwin #18
  • Room Details Lecture Max Capacity - 2100
  • Grade Focus General
  • 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

1:00pm

Administration: Leadership Lessons from the Sports World
Coach’s Handbook: A New Administrator's Guide to Success The court, the field, the diamond, even the squared circle are greater metaphor for administration. Examining administration from a sports perspective, this session will highlight ten ways to succeed as a new administrator at the K-12 level.

Speakers
avatar for Jordan Robinson

Jordan Robinson

Principal, Ecole Mother D'Youville School
Practicing in the field of education for fifteen years, Jordan is a passionate educator, leader, and principal in STAR Catholic School Division. Jordan has his Masters from both Newman Theological College and the University of Calgary specializing in religious education and technology... Read More →


Thursday February 7, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Shaw CC: Salon 10 9797 Jasper Ave
  • Room Details Lecture Max Capacity - 250
  • Grade Focus General
  • Tags English

1:00pm

Living For More Than the Report Card Lull - Wellness & Self-care for the Busy Teacher
Teachers have a busy profession full of stress, and no one knows this more than a fellow teacher! We get lost in lesson planning and assessment, soon finding ourselves worrying more about the health & wellness of our students than our own. If this sounds familiar, please come join us (two teachers, who moonlight as a Yoga Instructor and a Health and Wellness Coach) for practical ways to practice self-care throughout the school year; not just on breaks. We will look at meal prep, quick & easy self-care activities and have a session of chair yoga. As an added bonus, we will discuss practical ways to encourage a wellness community within your school. Come kick off your health hobby!

Speakers
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Lyssa Bencz

Lyssa Bencz is a science teacher at Parkland Composite High School. She has a passion for all things biology, and has been teaching since 2010.
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Kim Edmondson

Kim Edmondson has been a busy high school teacher for the past ten years. She is a 200-HR certified yoga teacher and is passionate about fostering wellness and wholeness among her colleagues in the teaching community.


Thursday February 7, 2019 1:00pm - 3:00pm
MacEwan - Alberta College: PCL Hall (Rm 541) 10050 MacDonald Drive
  • Room Details Lecture Max Capacity - 128
  • Grade Focus General
  • Tags English

1:30pm

TIME OUT Fun in a Bag Fitness Exercises (meets the DPA requirements)
Susan former K-12 school teacher, multi-sport world medalist and record holder in cycling, badminton and weightlifting with more than 2 decades of experience as a personal fitness trainer/strength & conditioning specialist developed a Fun in a Bag Fitness Kit with DVD for teachers and students to meet the DPA requirements. Initially designed for Alberta school teachers, the kits are being used across Canada, in USA and Europe. During this session Susan will teach you a variety of exercises in the kits and more that will help keep you and your students fit. The exercises are simple, many require no equipment and can be done in the classroom or small space. Come ready and dressed to learn lots of ideas and exercises. (You can do the exercises or just observe them)

Speakers
avatar for Susan Agrios

Susan Agrios

President and CEO of AGRIOS MINDFITNESS, Agrios Mindfitness
Susan Agrios is founder & CEO of AGRIOS MINDFITNESS dedicated to helping & motivating others lead healthier lives physically & mentally through movement & breath. K-12 former schoolteacher, multi sport world medalist & record holder with more than 2 decades of experience as a fitness... Read More →


Thursday February 7, 2019 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Offsite - Saville Community Sports Centre: Classroom
  • Room Details Classroom Max Capacity - 48
  • Grade Focus General
  • Tags English

1:45pm

Continuing ASEBP Benefits into Retirement
Retirement is exciting, but also a little daunting with all the paperwork and planning to be done. With so many things to remember, let the Alberta School Employee Benefit Plan (ASEBP) make one of your checklist items a little easier—your retirement health benefits. During our session, participants will learn about eligibility requirements for maintaining their ASEBP benefits into retirement, the different coverage options available to them, the cost of coverage, as well as benefit options available after ASEBP coverage has ended.

Speakers
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Sarah Crocker

Alberta School Employee Benefit Plan
Nathan Forsyth is a Program Specialist with ASEBP where he has worked for 10 years. Nathan works with ASEBP project teams to help enhance the organization’s interaction with covered members through improvements to various programs and services, like ASEBP’s websites and mobile... Read More →



Thursday February 7, 2019 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Chateau Lacombe: Lacombe Room
  • Room Details Lecture Max Capacity - 100
  • Grade Focus General
  • Tags English
 
Friday, February 8
 

9:00am

Take Photographs! (not snapshots)
Today the majority of us carry more powerful, higher resolution cameras in our pockets than even the most well kitted-out professionals had in the recent past. This, sadly, is still no guarantee that the photos we take will actually be any good. Sure, out of a thousand shots a few are really good but why are they good, and wouldn't it be good if you could up the odds of taking a good one just a bit? Fortunately you can. During this session you'll start to develop your eye for a good photograph. You'll learn how to compose great shots, and tell a story with the press of a button. In short, you'll learn to stop taking snapshots and start taking photographs.

Speakers
avatar for Daniel Hodges

Daniel Hodges

Hazard Gaming
Daniel began his teaching career in New Zealand, moved to Fort McMurray, and then to Edmonton. He has been a math and shop teacher with Black Gold regional schools for the last ten years.


Friday February 8, 2019 9:00am - 11:00am
MacEwan University - Alberta College: Rm 313
  • Room Details None
  • Grade Focus General
  • Tags English

9:00am

Paths to Resilience - Relationship-Based Teaching
This workshop is part two in a series of three workshops designed to help teachers build resiliency in themselves and in their students. Participation in Part One: Attachment is beneficial but not necessary, in order to follow and benefit from this informative session. Come find out why self-care is an ethical practice and the signs to watch for burnout and compassion fatigue.

Speakers
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Trish Delancey

Trish Delancey taught secondary English Language Arts for Evergreen Catholic since 1997. In 2017-2018 Trish was seconded to work on the Wellness team with Angela Psalios and Carmen Markowski for Evergreen Catholic.The goal of this team was to collaboratively address the growing number... Read More →
CM

Carmen Markowski

Carmen Markowski is an elementary specialist who has enjoyed teaching various grades with Evergreen Catholic. Carmen discovered a love for research when completing her Master’s of Education with the University of Portland. She was seconded for the 2017-18 school year to work on... Read More →
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Angela Psalios

Angela Psalios is a Special Education teacher turned counsellor who has been working with Evergreen Catholic since 2003. Angela used her passion for resilience and working with marginalized populations to pursue her Master’s degree in Counselling Psychology, which she received in... Read More →


Friday February 8, 2019 9:00am - 11:00am
MacEwan - Alberta College: PCL Hall (Rm 541) 10050 MacDonald Drive
  • Chairperson Janet Close - Evergreen Catholic #44
  • Room Details Lecture Max Capacity - 128
  • 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

10:00am

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

10:30am

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

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

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

Games and Activities to Optimize Self Regulation Part II - EAS Health & Wellness Symposium
Join Ever Active Schools for a fun and active session with games you can use in your classroom. This session is part of our Health & Wellness Symposium that includes some classroom sessions as well as a few others in the Wellness Hall like this one. When children and youth have the opportunity to develop the skills needed for self-regulation they are better suited to make healthy choices that benefit them and their classmates. Join Ever Active Schools as we explore how classrooms for all ages can be optimal settings to promote these skills through fun, creative and original activities.

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 11:30am - 12:00pm
NCTCA Wellness Symposium (Quick Pick): HALL C Stage 4
  • 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

12:00pm

Paths to Resilience - Mindfulness
This workshop is part three in a series of three workshops designed to help teachers build resiliency in themselves and in their students. Participation in Part One: Attachment and Part Two: Relationship-Based Teaching, is beneficial but not necessary, in order to follow and benefit from this informative session. There has been much research on Mindfulness in the past decade. Come find out what Mindfulness is and how both teachers and students can increase resiliency and satisfaction in life through Mindfulness strategies.

Speakers
TD

Trish Delancey

Trish Delancey taught secondary English Language Arts for Evergreen Catholic since 1997. In 2017-2018 Trish was seconded to work on the Wellness team with Angela Psalios and Carmen Markowski for Evergreen Catholic.The goal of this team was to collaboratively address the growing number... Read More →
CM

Carmen Markowski

Carmen Markowski is an elementary specialist who has enjoyed teaching various grades with Evergreen Catholic. Carmen discovered a love for research when completing her Master’s of Education with the University of Portland. She was seconded for the 2017-18 school year to work on... Read More →
AP

Angela Psalios

Angela Psalios is a Special Education teacher turned counsellor who has been working with Evergreen Catholic since 2003. Angela used her passion for resilience and working with marginalized populations to pursue her Master’s degree in Counselling Psychology, which she received in... Read More →


Friday February 8, 2019 12:00pm - 2:00pm
MacEwan - Alberta College: PCL Hall (Rm 541) 10050 MacDonald Drive
  • Chairperson Janet Close - Evergreen Catholic #44
  • Room Details Lecture Max Capacity - 128
  • 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 →
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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

1:30pm

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

Creating & Sustaining a Positive Workplace Culture - Ever Active Schools Health & Wellness Symposium
Join the Workplace Wellness team from Alberta School Employee Benefit Plan for a presentation on workplace culture and staff wellness. 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. The health and well being of school employees are essential for not only creating healthy learning environments for students, but also for healthy schools in general. As workplace culture plays such a significant role in fostering employee wellness, you might be wondering how to create and sustain a positive one in your school community. This session, hosted by one of our workplace wellness liaisons, includes both discussion and activities to help you explore ideas that encourage positive staff relationships. You’ll leave with a better understanding of the resources offered through our Employee and Family Assistance Program, as well as the tools and supports available online through The Sandbox (a space for healthy school workplaces), and armed with wisdom gained through peer-driven conversations—all of which you’ll be able to apply in your own workplaces.

Speakers
avatar for Kristyn B

Kristyn B

Alberta School Employees Benefit Plan
Kristyn Berry is an ASEBP workplace wellness liaison with a diverse background in health promotion and policy. With a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology, a minor in Political Science and a Certificate in Peace and Post-Conflict Studies, Kristyn is a passionate advocate for public... Read More →


Friday February 8, 2019 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Shaw CC: Salon 12 9797 Jasper Ave
  • Room Details Lecture Max Capacity - 320
  • Grade Focus General
  • Tags English