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Thursday, February 7
 

9:00am

Authoritative, Age Appropriate Social Studies Content for Division I Students
Let the ORC help take away your concerns about young students using internet resources for Social Studies content, while enriching your curriculum. Never heard of the ORC? The ORC is a $1.2 million collection of digital resources licensed on behalf of all K-12 students, parents, school staff and pre-service teachers in Alberta. Join this session to learn about the wonderful resources available for young learners through the ORC, and get tips on the logistics of using them with your division I students.

Speakers
avatar for Bethany Arsenault

Bethany Arsenault

Online Reference Centre Coordinator, Online Reference Centre
Bethany Arsenault holds a Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS), as well as a B.Mus.Ed. and B.A. English Honours. She has taught in both elementary and junior high classrooms, and is passionate about information literacy and digital learning spaces. Bethany is experienced... Read More →



Thursday February 7, 2019 9:00am - 10:00am
Shaw CC: Salon 17/18 9797 Jasper Ave
  • Room Details Workshop Max Capacity - 48
  • Grade Focus K-3
  • Tags English

9:00am

Python Coding in Jupyter Notebooks with Callysto
Cybera and the Pacific Institute for Mathematical Sciences (PIMS) are participating in the new national CanCode program. This two-year program supports initiatives that aid coding and digital skills development among Canadian youth, from grade 5-12. Cybera and PIMS will trial new tools and frameworks that help teachers bring computational thinking into their math, science, social sciences, and humanities courses — giving students the analytical skills needed to comprehend the digital world. We'll walk through how to get set up and some sample notebooks that relate to curricular outcomes.

Speakers
avatar for David Hay

David Hay

Teacher, Elk Island Public Schools
David Hay taught high school science and technology courses for ten years, was a consultant for seven years in the areas of technology and innovation, and is currently teaching Grade 6.



Thursday February 7, 2019 9:00am - 10:00am
Shaw CC: Salon 11 9797 Jasper Ave
  • Room Details Workshop Max Capacity - 128
  • Grade Focus 43806
  • Tags English

10:15am

Reaching Division II Students with Authoritative Resources for Social Studies
If your student’s research process begins and ends with Google and/or Wikipedia, then you are not alone. You know that students should be accessing information beyond these two sources, but from where? Learn Alberta’s Online Reference Centre (ORC) is a $1.2 million collection of curricular-aligned digital resources licensed on behalf of all K-12 staff, students and parents in Alberta. Join this session to learn about the ORC’s engaging and authoritative resources for Social Studies content that directly align with the grades 4-6 Alberta curricula.

Speakers
avatar for Bethany Arsenault

Bethany Arsenault

Online Reference Centre Coordinator, Online Reference Centre
Bethany Arsenault holds a Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS), as well as a B.Mus.Ed. and B.A. English Honours. She has taught in both elementary and junior high classrooms, and is passionate about information literacy and digital learning spaces. Bethany is experienced... Read More →



Thursday February 7, 2019 10:15am - 11:15am
Shaw CC: Salon 17/18 9797 Jasper Ave
  • Room Details Workshop Max Capacity - 48
  • Grade Focus 43620
  • Tags English

11:15am

Building Better Science Illustrations: Photoshop for Nerds
Are you cutting and pasting your scientific diagrams by literally cutting and pasting? Is the copy of your photocopy’s copy so faded that students need a hand-lens just to read it? Do you have the perfect illustration that just needs a bit of tweaking, but you don’t know how to digitally edit it? Then this session is for you! In the session, Brad takes you through various ways to digitally manipulate, customize and improve your scientific diagrams and illustrations. Whether you’re using Word, Paint or a Google Doc, or thinking of moving into a more powerful program like Photoshop, Brad will have tips and tricks to save you time and improve your diagrams. Tutorials using Paint, Word, Google Docs, Photoshop Elements, Photoshop CC and free open source software will be included in the presentation.

Speakers
avatar for Brad Langdale

Brad Langdale

Teacher Conventionaire Brad Langdale teaches Physics at Spruce Grove Composite High School in Spruce Grove, Alberta. You might remember him from such sessions as: Hot Wheel's Physics, Teaching Through Infographics and A Selection of Humorous YouTube Videos. He is a 20-handicap and... Read More →


Thursday February 7, 2019 11:15am - 12:15pm
Shaw CC: Salon 3 9797 Jasper Ave
  • Chairperson Rick Kremp - Parkland #10
  • Room Details Lecture Max Capacity - 175
  • Grade Focus 43806
  • Tags English

11:45am

Using Technology Purposefully
Have you ever wondered how you could use technology purposefully in the classroom, not just as a time filler? As Andrew Barras said: "Technology in the classroom is NOT the end goal. Enabling learning everywhere is the goal." Come discover a variety of web-based tools that will allow you to increase students' engagement in learning, provide them with valuable formative feedback, and save you time. Please bring a device so you can try out these tools, and be ready to incorporate a host of new ideas on your next day back in the classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Natalie McIntyre

Natalie McIntyre

Teacher, Elk Island Public Schools



Thursday February 7, 2019 11:45am - 12:45pm
MacEwan University - Alberta College: Rm 313
  • Room Details Classroom Max Capacity - 35
  • Grade Focus General
  • Tags English

12:30pm

Getting Creative with GSuite Tools
Sylvia will give you some ideas on how you and your students can get creative with GSuite tools. Learn how to create animations, video cards, digital stories, “Choose-your-own-Adventure” stories, raps, photo albums and flipbooks, interactive videos, games and more. So much is possible with GSuite! This is a hands-on session so please make sure to bring a laptop with the Chrome browser installed and create a Google account if you don’t have one already.

Speakers
avatar for Sylvia Duckworth

Sylvia Duckworth

Featured Speaker, Independent consultant
Sylvia Duckworth is an award-winning teacher and sketchnoting enthusiast from Toronto, Canada. She is a Google Certified Innovator, Trainer and Apple Distinguished Educator. She is the author of two books: "Sketchnotes for Educators" and "How to Sketchnote: A Step-by-Step Manual for... Read More →


Thursday February 7, 2019 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Shaw CC: Salon 8 9797 Jasper Ave
  • Chairperson Glenda Galloway - Wetaskiwin #18
  • Room Details Lecture Max Capacity - 320
  • Grade Focus General
  • Tags English

12:30pm

Producing a School Music Video
Come hear about our experiences producing school music videos (both student videos and staff videos), and give you a chance to share your experiences as well. We'll talk about technical tools for music and video, logistical considerations, and school spirit.

Speakers
avatar for David Hay

David Hay

Teacher, Elk Island Public Schools
David Hay taught high school science and technology courses for ten years, was a consultant for seven years in the areas of technology and innovation, and is currently teaching Grade 6.



Thursday February 7, 2019 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Shaw CC: Salon 15/16 9797 Jasper Ave
  • Room Details Workshop Max Capacity - 48
  • Grade Focus General
  • Tags English

12:45pm

Video Analysis in Science Classes
The ubiquity of cell phones in classrooms presents enormous challenges to teachers. Despite having access to nearly all of human knowledge students are often more interested in texting a friend who is sitting a 20 feet away. However, modern cell phones can offer an amazing picture of the scientific world thanks to the slow motion cameras built into most of them. These not only allow an amazing qualitative picture of phenomenon that would otherwise be inaccessible but also provide striking quantitative tools. Using high speed video capture students can analyze the motion of everyday objects with striking precision. In this session Ian will show you some of the tools available and provide an overview of how to quickly and easily use them with your students. If you have access to a laptop and a cellphone you are encouraged to bring them to get some hands on practice!

Speakers
avatar for Ian Doktor

Ian Doktor

Teacher
Ian has been teaching Math and Science for 16 years, including 2 years teaching in Hong Kong, 3 years in Vancouver and a year each in Tokyo and Mexico.  He is currently the IB Physics teacher at Jasper Place High School in Edmonton and will be started his doctorate in Science Education... Read More →



Thursday February 7, 2019 12:45pm - 1:45pm
Shaw CC: Salon 19/20 9797 Jasper Ave
  • Room Details Workshop Max Capacity - 48
  • Grade Focus 43809
  • Tags English

12:45pm

Virtual Reality: Supporting Division I Students in Your Virtual Learning Commons
Let the Online Reference Centre (ORC) become the keystone of your virtual learning commons and take away any concerns about young students using internet resources. With access to authoritative resources for Science, Social Studies, English Language Arts, ESL, and FSL, the ORC can help enrich your curriculum and expand your learning commons to the virtual world. The ORC, a $1.2 million collection of digital resources, is licensed on behalf of all K-12 students, parents, school staff and pre-service teachers in Alberta. Join this session to learn about the wonderful resources available for young learners through the ORC, and how these resources make it easy for students to navigate the virtual world.

Speakers
avatar for Bethany Arsenault

Bethany Arsenault

Online Reference Centre Coordinator, Online Reference Centre
Bethany Arsenault holds a Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS), as well as a B.Mus.Ed. and B.A. English Honours. She has taught in both elementary and junior high classrooms, and is passionate about information literacy and digital learning spaces. Bethany is experienced... Read More →



Thursday February 7, 2019 12:45pm - 1:45pm
Shaw CC: Salon 17/18 9797 Jasper Ave
  • Room Details Workshop Max Capacity - 48
  • Grade Focus K-3
  • Tags English

2:00pm

Artisans of the Future: Creating 3D Printed Hands for Children!
In this engaging and informative hands-on session, our first successes in 3D Printing functional hands for children in two countries (so far!) will be shared, along with the steps that you can use to begin the process at your school. Then, participants will have the chance to become Artisans themselves by coming up to help build a hand in three easy steps, with one lucky participant learning how to pick up a 3D printed object with one! BYOD (Bring Your Own Device).

Speakers
avatar for Mr. Ray Suchow

Mr. Ray Suchow

Computer Teacher 7-12, Christ The King Jr/Sr High School
I'm a technology educator, speaker, and writer with more than twenty-five years of classroom experience. I enjoy sharing my enthusiasm for technology education because I know that when teachers are excited and motivated, their students will be too!


Thursday February 7, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Shaw CC: Salon 17/18 9797 Jasper Ave
  • Room Details Workshop Max Capacity - 48
  • Grade Focus General
  • Tags English

2:15pm

So you want to use the VEX Robotics System?
The Robotics program at Archbishop Jordan High has been turning out regional and provincial champions at the VEX Robotics competitions for the past 5 years with students at the Grade 11/12 levels. This year, we have made the decision to start the VEX program at the Grade 9 and 10 levels for the first time, forgoing the LEGO NXT system. This session will introduce the VEX Robotics system and why we at ABJ decided that it is a better system for students at the high school level to learn and master. However, the challenge for both teachers and students alike is the implementation of the C++ programming language. So likewise, I will demonstrate how we can best prepare to learn and apply this language in the robotics environment.

Speakers
JC

John Chan

Teacher, Archbishop Jordan CHS
Teacher at Archbishop Jordan Catholic (Sherwood Park) for past 14 years. Research Assistant - Cross Cancer Institute for 9 years. Graduated from U. Alberta: General Sciences, Education, and Masters from Dept. of Pathology LLB degree from U.London (UK).


Thursday February 7, 2019 2:15pm - 3:15pm
MacEwan University - Alberta College: Rm 313
  • Room Details Classroom Max Capacity - 35
  • Grade Focus 43806
  • 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

Computational Thinking in Elementary?
Can we teach computational thinking skills and programming in elementary math? Absolutely. We'll look at some easy to use tools for pre-readers up to advanced Grade 6 students, and how they can be integrated into topics you are already teaching.

Speakers
avatar for David Hay

David Hay

Teacher, Elk Island Public Schools
David Hay taught high school science and technology courses for ten years, was a consultant for seven years in the areas of technology and innovation, and is currently teaching Grade 6.



Friday February 8, 2019 9:00am - 10:00am
Shaw CC: Salon 11 9797 Jasper Ave
  • Room Details Workshop Max Capacity - 128
  • Grade Focus K-6
  • Tags English

9:00am

Stolen Drama Games Live!
A session for participants only - no spectators. You will learn, through doing, over a dozen drama games and activities. Activities will be presented for students of all ages. We will also discuss livestreaming and video creation including green screen technology. With advance warning and consent, portions of this session may be filmed and/or livestreamed. Participants will also be able to connect with other teachers and share resources.

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 9:00am - 11:00am
Chateau Lacombe: Strathcona Room
  • Room Details Open Max Capacity - 100
  • Grade Focus General
  • Tags English

10:30am

Live Video Announcements On Location
It's an exciting time in the world of live video production, the tools have gotten easier to use and cheaper. Come hear about how we are doing live video announcements with "live on location" reporters. We'll talk about network video transmission, green screens, audio considerations, and whatever else you're interested in. And all with students running the show.

Speakers
avatar for David Hay

David Hay

Teacher, Elk Island Public Schools
David Hay taught high school science and technology courses for ten years, was a consultant for seven years in the areas of technology and innovation, and is currently teaching Grade 6.



Friday February 8, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am
Shaw CC: Salon 11 9797 Jasper Ave
  • Room Details Workshop Max Capacity - 128
  • 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

Coding in HS Math Using TI Technology
Coding is considered to be an integral learning outcome for 21st Century learners worldwide. Come and see how using TI graphing calculators and free online resources you can integrate coding into HS math classes. All participants will receive free software to use immediately.

Speakers
DM

Darryl Marchand

Onsite contact: Darryl Marchand, Texas Instruments
Darryl is the rep for Texas Instruments Canada. Darryl previously taught in AB for 27 years. Darryl has spoken at many conferences throughout North America. He was one of the original authors for the Applied Workbook Series from Absolute Value Publications.



Friday February 8, 2019 11:30am - 12:45pm
Shaw CC: Salon 4 9797 Jasper Ave
  • Room Details Workshop Max Capacity - 160
  • Grade Focus 43806
  • 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 →
CF

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.
SH

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

12:30pm

Build a better robot!
A hands on session where you get a chance to build and program a robot with technology and software that can support students of all abilities, followed by a moderated round table on how we can use these in our classrooms. This session is designed for absolute beginners, and some extensions will be available for teachers who attended previously or are already robotics experts. Technologies demonstrated include Arduino and Hummingbird robotics, and the options for programming software range from a Scratch-style program suitable to Division 2 to C++ programming that would fit in high school Advanced Computer Science. Programming software will be available on USB sticks, so please bring a device (Mac or PC) with a USB slot (no installation is required on PC).

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 12:30pm - 2:30pm
Shaw CC: Salon 19/20 9797 Jasper Ave
  • Room Details Workshop Max Capacity - 48
  • Grade Focus 43806
  • Tags English