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Thursday, February 7
 

9:00am

The Hunger Games: That kid's just looking for attention
Everywhere around us kids are just “looking for attention” starved for connection & positive adult relationships. This session speaks to the biological, psychological and developmental reasons kids seek our attention & uses theory & humor to look at the behaviors & brains of these kids & the survival games they play. Participants will learn the "Vitamin C" approach to attention seeking behavior & explore practical ways to nourish children & youth with the time & attention they seek…and deserve.

Speakers
AH

Ariel Haubrich

Consultant/ Trainer/ Private Practitioner, Knowledge is Power: Consulting & Wellness Services
Ariel Haubrich, M.Ed Psych works in school mental health as a counsellor and program manager, and also as a consultant, presenter and private practitioner. She is a Certified Professional Counsellor, and has over 15 years of experience as a counsellor and programming coordinator in... Read More →


Thursday February 7, 2019 9:00am - 11:00am
Shaw CC: Salon 3 9797 Jasper Ave
  • Room Details Lecture Max Capacity - 175
  • Grade Focus 43806
  • Tags English

10:00am

Podcasting PD
Podcasting has exploded in popularity in recent years, with 1 in 3 Canadians listening on a regular basis. With so much content to choose from, it can be a bit daunting. This session will have two parts: the first will help open up the possibilities for both finding great education podcasts to listen to, as well as help you discover what you’d need to start your own. The second part is a live recording of The Ed Podcast which will include audience participation. Be ready to join us on your very first podcast experience! The Ed Podcast, has been running for almost 4 years and has an audience which spans the globe. Each month, Ed host Shane Lawrence gathers with one or two others and hashes out the month that was, sharing their successes and failures, plus taking some time to discuss an important topic in education. Please note, this session may record your image and voice. Voice recordings are broadcast.

Speakers
JC

Jeremy Cooper

Jeremy Cooper is a counsellor at Salisbury Composite High School.
avatar for Shane Lawrence

Shane Lawrence

Shane is a 13-year veteran of the teaching profession. He currently teaches Drama, Computers and Film Studies in Sherwood Park at Strathcona Christian Academy. He is also the host of The Ed Podcast and has been podcasting for 5 years.
JR

Joe Reimer

Joe Reimer is an artist and art teacher at Ardrossan Junior Senior High School.


Thursday February 7, 2019 10:00am - 11:30am
Offsite - CKUA Radio station
  • Room Details None
  • Grade Focus General
  • Tags English

10:15am

Mise à jour au sujet du curriculum élaboré par le ministère de l’Éducation
Nous en sommes à la troisième année d’un ambitieux projet de renouvèlement du curriculum; il reste donc une année de moins avant l’introduction de nouveaux programmes d’études en beaux-arts, en français et en anglais, en mathématiques, en sciences, en études sociales et en bienêtre. Les activités liées à la mise en œuvre des nouveaux programmes d’études de la maternelle à la 4e année sont amorcées et l’élaboration des résultats d’apprentissage de la 5e à la 12e année est en cours. Cette séance vous donnera l’occasion de discuter du nouveau curriculum et de sa mise en œuvre avec des collègues, de poser des questions et de fournir une rétroaction aux représentants du Ministère, et d’en apprendre davantage au sujet des ressources et activités de perfectionnement professionnel que vous présenteront des membres du personnel de l’Alberta Teachers’ Association et qui vous permettront de poursuivre votre préparation. This September, all teachers in the province will be held to the new Teaching Quality Standard and must be able to demonstrate that they meet the included competencies. This session will provide you with the opportunity to discuss the new standard with Association experts, explore resources and activities, and identify next steps that you and your colleagues can take. you map out the journey, identify resources that you can access, and connect with those who can provide guidance along the way.

Speakers

Thursday February 7, 2019 10:15am - 11:15am
Shaw CC: Hall D Level - Room D1
  • Room Details Workshop Max Capacity - 36
  • Grade Focus General
  • Tags French

10:15am

3 Great Ideas from 3 Great Teachers on 1 Great Subject: Outreach
This session will highlight key ideas from the Outreach setting. Experienced teachers and coordinators from Outreach schools will be presenting. If you are currently in the Outreach setting, you won't want to miss this opportunity! Sara Van De Kerckhove: Relationship Building Kristin Lapierre: What Makes us Great in Upgrading and Adult Learning. Don Loerke: What the students say ... and what we do to have them say that.

Speakers
avatar for Kristin Lapierre

Kristin Lapierre

English Teacher, Sturgeon Learning Centre
I have been a teacher for twelve years and have taught in a variety of classroom disciplines, such as French as a Second Language, English, Social Studies, Outreach, and substitution services. To complement my undergraduate degree, I have taken on graduate work in curriculum studies... Read More →
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Don Loerke

Supervisor - Outreach, PSD 70
Been there - started Fort McMurray (10 year stint - Chemistry teacher) Did that - a 10 year stint with Alberta Education (Chemistry again - Examination manager) Now - Spruce Grove Outreach - the most rewarding thus far (still doing Chemistry)
avatar for Joanne Wallace

Joanne Wallace

Teacher, Barrhead Outreach School
Joanne Wallace started teaching at the Barrhead Outreach School in 2011, after teaching Grade 7-12 Social Studies in small, rural high schools. Prior to becoming a teacher, Joanne managed the REDA Co-operative Youth Leadership Program, volunteered as a technical co-operant with... Read More →



Thursday February 7, 2019 10:15am - 11:15am
Shaw CC: Hall D Level - Room D2
  • Room Details Lecture Max Capacity - 60
  • Grade Focus 43809
  • Tags English

10:15am

Changes in the Legal Landscape 2018-2019 (What Teachers & School Leaders Must Know)
Teachers practice within a complex set of employment, professional and social parameters set out in various laws, regulations and policies. This presentation addresses, among other topics, employment contracts, professional conduct, teacher competence, professional relations, litigation, OH&S, cannabis in the workplace, negligence and liability. The presentation can be structured as a general overview or tailored to the needs of the group requesting it. Current issues such as field trip liability, safe grads and assignable duties can be included.

Speakers
avatar for Dr Konni deGoeij

Dr Konni deGoeij

Associate Coordinator, Administrator Assistance, Alberta Teachers' Association
Dr. Konni deGoeij is the Associate Coordinator, Administrator Assistance in the Member Services program area of the ATA. Prior to joining the ATA in 2004, Konni worked as a teacher and administrator in numerous school districts for over twenty one years. DeGoeij holds multiple bachelors... Read More →



Thursday February 7, 2019 10:15am - 11:15am
Shaw CC: Salon 13/14 9797 Jasper Ave
  • Room Details Workshop Max Capacity - 48
  • Grade Focus General
  • Tags English

11:30am

S.O.S. NQE : Ce qu’il faut savoir DÈS MAINTENANT au sujet de la nouvelle Norme de qualité pour l’ens
Dès septembre prochain, tous les enseignants de la province seront tenus de respecter la nouvelle Norme de qualité pour l’enseignement et devront être en mesure de démontrer qu’ils possèdent les compétences qui y sont énoncées. Cette séance sera l’occasion pour vous de discuter de la nouvelle norme avec des experts de l’ATA et de déterminer quelles ressources et activités vous seront utiles pour faire évoluer et démontrer vos compétences dans les mois à venir. This September, all teachers in the province will be held to the new Teaching Quality Standard and must be able to demonstrate that they meet the included competencies. This session will provide you with the opportunity to discuss the new standard with Association experts, explore resources and activities, and identify next steps that you and your colleagues can take. you map out the journey, identify resources that you can access, and connect with those who can provide guidance along the way.

Speakers
avatar for Monique Gravel

Monique Gravel

Executive Staff Officer, Professional Development, Alberta Teachers' Association
Monique Gravel is an Executive Staff Officer in the Association's Professional Development program area and is the ATA's lead on teacher education and certification. Prior to joining the ATA in 2013, Monique worked as a teacher and guidance counsellor with Conseil scolaire Centre-Nord... Read More →



Thursday February 7, 2019 11:30am - 12:30pm
Shaw CC: Hall D Level - Room D1
  • Room Details Workshop Max Capacity - 36
  • Grade Focus General
  • Tags French

11:30am

Classroom Yoga Breaks: Quick Practices to Create Calm
It takes just a moment to insert a mindful yoga break within your day. Yoga is an ideal way for students to experience mindful movement to focus attention, reduce stress and foster self regulation. In this session you will learn simple and easy to implement yoga practices to fit into your classroom. By implementing these strategies during transitions, after recess, before tests or any other time you feel the need, you and your students can enjoy the benefits of calm, attention and relaxation. Studies show that students learn more and retain more information when movement is added to their day. Stress is disruptive to the learning process. Short mindful movement breaks assist teachers in creating calm classrooms, fostering independence and meeting student needs (mentally, physically, emotionally and socially). Easy to implement and at no cost to the school, yoga breaks will transform your classroom.

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 11:30am - 12:30pm
Shaw CC: Salon 10 9797 Jasper Ave
  • Room Details Lecture Max Capacity - 250
  • Grade Focus General
  • Tags English

11:30am

Anti-Villainification Strategies for Social Studies Teachers
All historical accounts used in social studies classrooms, by their very nature, will be simplifications of the past. Curriculum developers, textbook authors, and teachers are forced to make difficult choices about how and what to include. This presentation is concerned about the portrayal of villains, and how those portrayals can influence student judgements about those implicated in historical and contemporary atrocities.

Speakers
avatar for Cathryn van Kessel

Cathryn van Kessel

Assistant Professor, University of Alberta
Cathryn van Kessel is an Assistant Professor at the University of Alberta in Secondary Social Studies Education. As a secondary school teacher, Cathryn taught junior and senior high social studies and Latin for a decade, and now teaches social studies curriculum and instruction classes... Read More →



Thursday February 7, 2019 11:30am - 12:30pm
Shaw CC: Salon 9 9797 Jasper Ave
  • Chairperson Isabel Rempel - Pembina Hills #22
  • Room Details Workshop Max Capacity - 128
  • Grade Focus 43806
  • Tags English

12:00pm

Building a Better Unit: An English Teacher's Toolkit
Are you a teacher of English Language Arts who seeks to shift from teaching by genre to teaching by theme? Perhaps you are an English Language Arts teacher who teaches by theme and seeks insight into how someone else does it? Join Matthew Dixon as he walks attendees through the construction of units that are thematically linked, conceptually dense, and built around valid, meaningful assessments. This session is intended for beginning and veteran English Language Arts teachers alike, be they at the junior or senior high school level.

Speakers
avatar for Matthew Dixon

Matthew Dixon

Teacher, Elk Island Public Schools
Matthew Dixon defines himself by the wellbeing of those around him. Having worked with Elk Island Public Schools since 2001, Matthew’s dedicated himself to improving the lives of those around him, such that he may sleep at night knowing the world is better for his efforts. Like... Read More →



Thursday February 7, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Shaw CC: Salon 5/6 9797 Jasper Ave
  • Room Details Workshop Max Capacity - 96
  • Grade Focus 43806
  • Tags English

12:00pm

Mentoring Student Teachers: What's in it for "we"?
Leveraging the expertise and experiences of a panel of current school coordinators, mentor teachers, and student teachers, field experience associates from the University of Alberta will provide the audience with information and self-reflection opportunities regarding: -Reasons to be a mentor teacher and how it can add to the learning community -Suggestions, anecdotes, and evidence of what makes an effective mentor teacher -Most important learnings and valued advice from current mentor teachers and student teachers

Speakers
CB

Carla Babichuk

I received my B.Ed. from University of Alberta, my M.Ed. from the University of San Diego, and continue to be involved in post-graduate studies. I have been a classroom teacher (in Alberta and internationally), consultant, assistant principal, and I'm currently on secondment to the... Read More →


Thursday February 7, 2019 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Chateau Lacombe: McDougall Room
  • Room Details Lecture Max Capacity - 60
  • Grade Focus General
  • Tags English

12:15pm

Let's Focus on FUN and Take a PLAYful Approach to Physical Education!
This fun and upbeat activity session, geared for the K-6 student, will be highly engaging, include a mix of music that connects to each activity, and focus on activities that improve competence, increase confidence, boost motivation and add more FUN and enjoyment to your PE program! Concepts of physical literacy will be highlighted AND participants will experience a new and exciting resource; Focus on FUNdamentals, that includes a collection of 90 top-notch, tried-and-tested activities for all ages. Come participate in the skill-based, lead-up, sport-specific, and cooperative activities that are organized into three sections for easy planning and designed as 5 x 7 cards for portability. Then, use the warm-up, lesson plan, and cool-down sections to create thousands of combinations of lessonsOR use the activities individually to get your students moving! EVERYONE in this session will have access to ALL of the activities shared.

Speakers
avatar for Jodi Harding-Kuriger

Jodi Harding-Kuriger

Jodi Harding-Kuriger has been a HPE Educator for 12 years. She is enjoying a country life-style with her husband Mike and their three children, Aidan (gr. 2), Teegan (Sr. PreSchool) and Karlin (Jr. PreSchool). Jodi is dedicated to life long learning through and has commenced her Doctoral... Read More →
TL

Tracy Lockwood

PE Specialist/Owner, PLAY Education
Tracy Lockwood is a certified K-12 PE Teacher and has over 25 years of experience as an educator. Her experience includes working with K-12 students in Alberta, Abu Dhabi and most recently, Macao. She was employed as a Health and Physical Education consultant for nearly 10 years and... Read More →


Thursday February 7, 2019 12:15pm - 1:15pm
Offsite - Saville Community Sports Centre: Location B
  • Room Details Open Max Capacity - 100
  • Grade Focus K-6
  • Tags English

12:30pm

Alberta Education Curriculum Update
We're two years into an ambitious curriculum overhaul and a year closer to new programs of study for K-12 arts, language arts, math, science, social studies, and wellness. Kindergarten to Grade 4 programs of study are finalized and implementation activities have begun! Meanwhile, the development of Grade 5-12 learning outcomes continues. This session will provide you with an opportunity to discuss the new curriculum and its implementation with colleagues; ask questions and provide feedback to Alberta Education officials; and hear from Alberta Teachers' Association staff about resources and professional development activities you can access to increase your readiness.

Speakers
avatar for Lori Bell

Lori Bell

Executive Director, Alberta Education


Thursday February 7, 2019 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Shaw CC: Salon 2 9797 Jasper Ave
  • Room Details Workshop Max Capacity - 112
  • 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

1:15pm

You Did What?! (When Teachers Get in Trouble)
This presentation examines a topics which lead many teachers to call the Alberta Teachers' Association for advice or representation. The presentation will examine protocols to protect teacher privacy and autonomy when seeking advice, interpersonal professional conflicts, contract and certification issues, employment risks related to the role-modelling obligations, problems caused by technology and social media use, and liabilities associated with providing service to medically fragile students. Come to this session with questions regarding dealing with difficult people, social media, professional conduct, legislation and anything else on your mind.

Speakers
avatar for Dr Konni deGoeij

Dr Konni deGoeij

Associate Coordinator, Administrator Assistance, Alberta Teachers' Association
Dr. Konni deGoeij is the Associate Coordinator, Administrator Assistance in the Member Services program area of the ATA. Prior to joining the ATA in 2004, Konni worked as a teacher and administrator in numerous school districts for over twenty one years. DeGoeij holds multiple bachelors... Read More →


Thursday February 7, 2019 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Citadel Theatre: Zeidler Hall 9828 101A Avenue Northwest
  • Room Details Lecture Max Capacity - 215
  • Grade Focus General
  • Tags English

1:30pm

Superheroes of Physical Literacy Dance Party!
Superheroes can inspire us to become strong, resilient and courageous humans! In this session, set to today’s best music, participants will learn simple and fun dances inspired from superheroes, such as, Avengers, Ninjas, Transformers and Secret Undercover Agents. Come experience moves that help build the FUNdamental movement skills needed to be a physical literacy leader in your school community. Be prepared to get interACTIVE with your peers, build strong character traits as you claim your “Bubble of Awesome” and show the world the best version of YOU! All participants will receive access to choreography for the dances.

Speakers
avatar for Jodi Harding-Kuriger

Jodi Harding-Kuriger

Jodi Harding-Kuriger has been a HPE Educator for 12 years. She is enjoying a country life-style with her husband Mike and their three children, Aidan (gr. 2), Teegan (Sr. PreSchool) and Karlin (Jr. PreSchool). Jodi is dedicated to life long learning through and has commenced her Doctoral... Read More →
TL

Tracy Lockwood

PE Specialist/Owner, PLAY Education
Tracy Lockwood is a certified K-12 PE Teacher and has over 25 years of experience as an educator. Her experience includes working with K-12 students in Alberta, Abu Dhabi and most recently, Macao. She was employed as a Health and Physical Education consultant for nearly 10 years and... Read More →


Thursday February 7, 2019 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Offsite - Saville Community Sports Centre: Location B
  • Room Details Open Max Capacity - 100
  • Grade Focus K-6
  • Tags English

1:45pm

TQS 911: What You Need to Know About the New Teaching Quality Standard
This September, all teachers in the province will be held to the new Teaching Quality Standard and must be able to demonstrate that they meet the included competencies. This session will provide you with the opportunity to discuss the new standard with Association experts, explore resources and activities, and identify next steps that you and your colleagues can take. you map out the journey, identify resources that you can access, and connect with those who can provide guidance along the way.

Speakers
avatar for Dan Grassick

Dan Grassick

Executive Staff Officer, Professional Development, Alberta Teachers' Association
Dan Grassick is an Executive Staff Officer in the Association's Professional Development program area. Among his chief responsibilities are supporting the ATA's teachers' convention associations and working with the Faculty of Education at the University of Lethbridge. Before joining... Read More →



Thursday February 7, 2019 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Shaw CC: Salon 2 9797 Jasper Ave
  • Room Details Workshop Max Capacity - 112
  • Grade Focus General
  • Tags English

2:15pm

Mission Possible: Unplug and Reconnect to Nature!
"Just as children need good nutrition and adequate sleep, they may very well need contact with nature" (Louv, 2008) How often do you use the greatest classroom in the world; the outdoors? In this session, I will share research in the field of ecological literacy and encourage you to think about your role in promoting the use of the outdoors in your school. I will share with you different ideas of how you can break down your classroom walls and use nature to help guide your teaching practice. In the session, I'll also share successful implementation of an extra curricular Outdoor Education group. Come learn how you and your students can forge a greater connection to the outdoors!

Speakers
JC

Jared Coffin

I'm a teacher and administrator with Black Gold Regional School Division. I'm passionate about getting kids outside and enjoying the outdoors.


Thursday February 7, 2019 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Chateau Lacombe: McDougall Room
  • Room Details Lecture Max Capacity - 60
  • Grade Focus K-6
  • Tags English
 
Friday, February 8
 

8:45am

PowerPoint Who? Student Engagement with PearDeck!
In a world of lectures and presentations, the content delivery method has always been the same. A slide goes up, notes get written, a slide changes, and the world keeps spinning. With better access to technology, students are looking for better ways to be engaged and connect with the materials. Enter PearDeck! PearDeck is an incredible tool for live content delivery. It simultaneously broadcasts your screen onto their devices, in real time, while allowing them to interact with it. It allows for immediate feedback, impromptu questioning and deeper connections with materials. Plus, it is fun and easy to use! Learn the ins and outs of the program and begin creating your own incredibly interactive presentations! Techy or not, this session is right for you! You might even walk out with some free swag!

Speakers
SH

Scott Hebert

Grade 8 Teacher, Our Lady of the Angels Catholic School
I am a passionate and dedicated teacher who has taught K-12 Phys Ed as well as Grade 7 & 8 Sciences for the past 9 years. My professional motto is "Would you want to be in your classroom?" and it is reflected in my daily teaching. I am deeply passionate about engagement, student connection... Read More →


Friday February 8, 2019 8:45am - 10:45am
Shaw CC: Salon 12 9797 Jasper Ave
  • Room Details Lecture Max Capacity - 320
  • 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
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 →
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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 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

9:00am

How to Implement an Effective Physics 20/30 Lab Program in Your School
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

There are many lab experiences mandated in the Alberta Physics 20-30 Program of Studies, 2007. These experiences do not need to use expensive equipment and do not need to involve intricate procedures. The goal of this session is to provide teachers with ideas for over 15 lab experiences spanning Physics 20 and 30, have participants engage in a discussion of program expectations regarding these experiences and how implementing a guided inquiry or open-ended approach enhances student learning. Teachers will also be introduced to various evaluation methods and scoring guides for lab skills that can be implemented in the classroom.

Speakers
KB

Kristian Basaraba

Next Step High School
Kristian Basaraba is presently a high school science teacher at Next Step High school in Sherwood Park. He has a Master’s of Science in Science Education from Montana State University and has taught all levels of high school science, including International Baccalaureate and non-academic... Read More →
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Laura Pankratz

Laura Pankratz is the Physics 30 Team Leader, Assessment Sector with Alberta Education. She has been working with Alberta Education in various capacities for many years, 13 as Physics 30 Examination Manager. She believes that all students should have the opportunity to succeed in... Read More →


Friday February 8, 2019 9:00am - 12:00pm
MacEwan University - Alberta College: Rm 119
  • Room Details Workshop Max Capacity - 24
  • Grade Focus 43809
  • Tags English

10:30am

7 Things You Could Start Next Week to Change the Assessment Culture in Your Classroom
Does conventional assessment work against your goal of building a classroom community that supports the well-being of all students? You CAN change the assessment culture in your classroom, and support learning while you’re at it. Explore some specific, practical assessment ideas that you can start implementing on Monday!

Speakers
avatar for AAC Facilitator

AAC Facilitator

Field Service Facilitator, Alberta Assessment Consortium
The Alberta Assessment Consortium is a not-for-profit education partner in the province, focused on everyday assessment to support student learning. Our facilitators combine their experience as Alberta teachers and teacher leaders with the expertise of the organization.


Friday February 8, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am
Shaw CC: Salon 1 9797 Jasper Ave
  • Room Details Workshop Max Capacity - 40
  • Grade Focus General
  • Tags English

10:30am

Opening an Uncomfortable Conversation on Social Justice in Education
Darren’s talk will offer a timely reminder that the important work of attending to difference is not simply about “managing diversity” or pursing harmony with our students. Bringing about social and institutional changes toward inclusion and social justice requires thoughtful advocacy and even some professional risk. Darren’s talk will offer specific insights from his three decades of work on social justice activism and human rights; he will address notions of privilege, and the need to attend to our own complex identities in this work.

Speakers
avatar for Darren E. Lund

Darren E. Lund

Darren E. Lund, Ph.D., is a Professor in the Werklund School of Education at the University of Calgary, where his research examines social justice activism in schools, communities, and professional education programs. Darren was a high school teacher for 16 years, and formed the award-winning... Read More →


Friday February 8, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am
Shaw CC: Hall D 9797 Jasper Ave
  • Chairperson Fran Caudron - Greater Peace #13
  • Room Details Lecture Max Capacity - 2000
  • Grade Focus General
  • Tags English

11:00am

Games and Activities to Optimize Self Regulation Part I - 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 11:00am - 11:30am
NCTCA Wellness Symposium (Quick Pick): HALL C Stage 4
  • Room Details None
  • Grade Focus General
  • Tags English

11:15am

Artifacts of learning: Tools and strategies for digital note-taking.
Every learning activity is important, but nearly as important is how learning is recorded by and for students. Notes, journals, and other records are a necessary part of any classroom. Students may miss a few classes, or need to prepare for an upcoming test; designing a meaningful and efficient way to record the learning of the day can lead to greater student engagement and achievement. Today's classroom have access to many (often free) tools that let us take notes digitally and collaboratively. In this session, we explore some of the tools available for making and sharing digital notes of all kinds. The benefits and limitations of several different tools will be discussed, and evidence based strategies will be demonstrated that you can use in your classroom to improve note-taking on Monday. Many new technologies for collaborating, journaling, and note taking are available to teachers. This session will expose them to some new tools and give them a chance to discuss how they can be implemented to improve the learning in their classroom. Evidence based strategies for recording, archiving, and sharing learning will also be discussed.

Speakers
MH

Matteo Hee

Matteo is a classroom teacher at Bellerose Composite High School in St. Albert. He teaches CTS courses including Computer Science, Design Studies, and an inclusive, project based Makerspace course. Matteo's practice has evolved around a passion for putting new technologies into the... Read More →


Friday February 8, 2019 11:15am - 12:15pm
Shaw CC: Salon 19/20 9797 Jasper Ave
  • Room Details Workshop Max Capacity - 48
  • Grade Focus 43806
  • Tags English

11:30am

The Case for Compassion - Better Discipline Through Caring
"That's his 4th suspension this year! He's just not getting it!" If we continually go through the same disciplinary actions with a student and expect to eventually get a different result, there are at least 2 people behaving badly. In this session, participants will explore the reasons why compassion and understanding are necessary ingredients in any preventative discipline strategy. We will examine a brief overview of what the research indicates is effective, and then discuss strategies to make the right things happen in your school and classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Terry Hogan

Terry Hogan

Vice Principal
Terry Hogan is a vice principal in Peace River AB, and a father to 4 kids. All of his best teaching ideas were stolen from the great teachers he has had the good fortune to observe over the years. His former students include: a Miss Rodeo Canada, a winner of the Griffin award for... Read More →


Friday February 8, 2019 11:30am - 12:30pm
Citadel Theatre: Zeidler Hall 9828 101A Avenue Northwest
  • Room Details Lecture Max Capacity - 215
  • Grade Focus General
  • Tags English

11:45am

Promoting Durable & Efficient Student Learning: Insights from Cognitive Science
The scientific study of human attention and memory consists of thousands of experiments dedicated to identifying cognitive processes fundamental to learning. Researchers have translated this knowledge base into several techniques that help students of all ages and abilities to understand and remember materials across various domains. I will discuss what these techniques are, evidence for why they work, how to implement them in classes and how students can use them to guide their learning outside of the class.

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Faria Sana

Dr. Faria Sana is an Assistant Professor of Psychology at Athabasca University. She received my Ph.D. in Psychology, Neuroscience & Behaviour from McMaster University in 2015, where she examined cognitive processes that facilitate and impair long-term memory. She spent one year as... Read More →


Friday February 8, 2019 11:45am - 12:45pm
Shaw CC: Salon 5/6 9797 Jasper Ave
  • Room Details Workshop Max Capacity - 96
  • Grade Focus General
  • Tags English

11:45am

Trauma Informed Mindfulness and Movement
Trauma has a tremendous impact on our minds and bodies. Many students social and academic success is impacted by traumatic events both large and small. In this workshop discover how mindfulness and movement can help. Learn key tools to help students to find calm, recognize when they are outside their window of tolerance, and specific ways to foster positive response patterns. You will gain understanding into key concepts such as creating a safe space and empowering through choice that will change how you view your students and yourself.

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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 →



Friday February 8, 2019 11:45am - 1:45pm
Shaw CC: Salon 9 9797 Jasper Ave
  • Room Details Lecture Max Capacity - 250
  • 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.

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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 →
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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 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

12:30pm

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

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Jacqui Currie

Health Promotion Coordinator, Alberta Health Services
To be determined


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

1:00pm

Is This for Marks? Helping Your High School Students Care about Formative Assessment
How often do you hear students ask, “Is this formative or summative?” Do you feel like the only way to have your students care about an assignment is to attach a mark to it? Resist the marks trap! Formative assessment is the key to successful learning in your high school classroom. Explore some practical ideas for incorporating formative assessment that will engage and inspire!

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AAC Facilitator

Field Service Facilitator, Alberta Assessment Consortium
The Alberta Assessment Consortium is a not-for-profit education partner in the province, focused on everyday assessment to support student learning. Our facilitators combine their experience as Alberta teachers and teacher leaders with the expertise of the organization.


Friday February 8, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Shaw CC: Salon 1 9797 Jasper Ave
  • Room Details Workshop Max Capacity - 40
  • Grade Focus 43809
  • Tags English

1:00pm

Awakening Wonder Through Educational Escape Rooms
Find new ways to engage your students through educational escape room design. This presentation explores a new way to engage students through maker education, hands-on learning and curriculum-based escape room puzzle design. Session attendees will learn the Mobile Escape process that helps students take learning into their owns hands, and provides them the environment to acknowledge one other's unique gifts and abilities. The process that we will review allows students to engage in teamwork and problem solving to create their very own educational escape room. Participants will explore a unique curriculum-based puzzle called "Time Machine", created by Mobile Escape, as well as the benefits of the inquiry-based prototyping process. Attendees will leave the session with a new appreciation for joy, wonder and curiosity, as well as a process framework they can implement in their classroom.

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Adam Luciuk

Regional Manager, Edmonton and Northern Alberta, Mobile Escape
Mobile Escape exists to wake dulled senses: to see, hear, and feel again. We bring people together to think differently about the world around them and to simply have fun learning. Born and raised in Calgary, Alberta, Adam grew up reading his favourite "How Things Work";. His passions... Read More →
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Eric Reynolds

Eric once wrote a book of riddles which helped him, and others, explore the world of wonder, puzzles, and the social component of curiosity. Then, months later, he did an escape room and thought, "I could make this better." So after building one in his backyard in Abbotsford, BC... Read More →


Friday February 8, 2019 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Shaw CC: Salon 5/6 9797 Jasper Ave
  • Room Details Workshop Max Capacity - 96
  • Grade Focus General
  • 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.

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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