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Thursday, February 27, 2014

Art Gallery

Room: 1
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Mr. Stephan Baker  - 9:00 AM - 10:15 AM    This Session is Full
Anyone Can Draw Div 1
This session is for teachers of grades K - 3 and is designed to give teachers confidence in their own drawing skills and the ability to teach drawing to their students. Teachers will learn how to draw using the basic shapes of circles, squares and triangles. This is a popular, practical and hands-on workshop.
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Mr. Stephan Baker  - 10:45 AM - 12:00 PM    This Session is Full
Anyone Can Draw Div 1
This session is for teachers of grades K - 3 and is designed to give teachers confidence in their own drawing skills and the ability to teach drawing to their students. Teachers will learn how to draw using the basic shapes of circles, squares and triangles. This is a popular, practical and hands-on workshop.
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Mr. Stephan Baker  - 1:00 PM - 2:15 PM    This Session is Full
Anyone Can Draw Div 2 and 3
This session is for teachers of grades 4 - 9 and is designed to give teachers confidence in their own drawing skills and the ability to teach drawing to their students. Teachers will learn how to draw with perspective, shading and to use the elements of line and design. Some tips will be given on drawing realistic people portraits. This is a popular, practical and hands-on workshop.
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Mr. Stephan Baker  - 2:30 PM - 3:45 PM    This Session Requires Pre-Registration
Anyone Can Draw Div 2 and 3
This session is for teachers of grades 4 - 9 and is designed to give teachers confidence in their own drawing skills and the ability to teach drawing to their students. Teachers will learn how to draw with perspective, shading and to use the elements of line and design. Some tips will be given on drawing realistic people portraits. This is a popular, practical and hands-on workshop.
Room: 2
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Ms. Jodi Clarke  - 9:00 AM - 10:15 AM    This Session is Full
Going Green: How to Intertwine Art with Core Subjects from K to 12
This workshop is applicable for all divisions. In this hands-on demonstration, participants will be able to draw connections between the Mythological Green Man that has been found in various cultures historically to Social Studies, English, Math and Science. Come away with your personally made exemplar that has cross-curricular links that will enrich and facilitate pedagogical outcomes from various subject areas. No previous experience with clay ...
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Ms. Dara Armsden  - 10:45 AM - 12:00 PM    This Session is Full
Visual Literacy: Constructing Meaning in the 21st Century Classroom
This session begins with a literature review of current concepts of visual literacy, followed by a discussion of its impact and application across the curriculum. A visit to the AGA’s current exhibitions will feature practical approaches for interpreting imagery that can be applied in any classroom. We will closely examine how artists construct meaning in their artwork and how we build an understanding of art through various communication systems...
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Ms. Dara Armsden  - 1:00 PM - 2:15 PM    This Session is Full
Visual Literacy: Constructing Meaning in the 21st Century Classroom
This session begins with a literature review of current concepts of visual literacy, followed by a discussion of its impact and application across the curriculum. A visit to the AGA’s current exhibitions will feature practical approaches for interpreting imagery that can be applied in any classroom. We will closely examine how artists construct meaning in their artwork and how we build an understanding of art through various communication systems...
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Mr. Lewis Lavoie  - 2:30 PM - 3:45 PM    This Session Requires Pre-Registration
SUPERHEROES IN THE CLASSROOM- Creative Collaboration Through Art
Superheroes in the classroom is an imaginative, inclusive and collaborative process that taps into each student's creative superpowers through the use of visual art, storytelling, clue recognition, deductive reasoning and team work. Learn how to create a beautiful art piece with an entire classroom that unites the students together as one while celebrating their individual creativity.
Room: 3
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Mrs. Izabella Orzelski  - 10:45 AM - 12:00 PM    This Session is Full
Old Made New: Exciting Ideas for Art Projects As a Response to the Present and the Future
Contemporary visual art becomes metaphorical mirror image of our society and world we live in. Art can take a role of a future visionary who can foresee and shape minds of future generations. Therefore, to use art as a tool for positive change in classrooms, it is important to find projects that are compatible with current patterns of thinking, as well as interests of our students.This workshop provides teachers with new directions and ideas ea...
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Ms. Laureen Purkis  - 1:00 PM - 2:15 PM    This Session Requires Pre-Registration
Expressive Drawing in the High School Art
Using the elements and principles of design as building blocks your students will create abstract expressive drawings. Your students will learn about altering their page using a variety of methods. These altered pages will then be used to create personal and expressive drawings using the techniques of veiling, text and draw. The drawings created incorporate mixed-media techniques and can be used for further exploration in painting and printmaking...
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Mrs. Judy Newman  - 2:30 PM - 3:45 PM
Health Promotion Coordinator, Alberta Health Services
Supporting Positive Mental Health – A Whole-School Approach: Does your school encourage students and staff to share their opinions and ideas; reach out to include those who feel isolated; help students to find and use their strengths; encourage students to try new things? Learn about tools and resources to promote a whole-school approach to creating a positive school culture where students and staff feel safe, valued and that they belong. Shar...

Eastglen High School-shuttle available

Room: 112
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Mrs. Kim Hula-Hetu  - 10:45 AM - 12:00 PM
Shakes and Quakes
Would you like to learn some fun, quick, safe ways to teach about plate tectonics, earthquakes, volcanoes, and volcanic rocks? I spent a week on a course last summer with the Geological Society of America in Volcano National Park and would love to share with you what I learned. I'll bring my volcanic rock collection!
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Ms. Kimberley Denis  - 2:30 PM - 3:45 PM
Developing Vocal Technique In the Choral Rehearsal - Part B
Using fun and upbeat warm-ups and exercises not only keeps choristers engaged in rehearsal but also improves vocal technique, sight reading, and camaraderie in the choir. Come ready to move, dance, sing, and make noise and walk away with a wealth of new techniques to develop the quality of singing in your choir.
Room: Large Gym
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Mr. Brent Purnell  - 9:00 AM - 10:15 AM
Jump Rope for Physical Education and Sports Performance
Jump Rope Training is one of the most valuable sports performance foundation building activities. It is underutilized because it appears boring--but it is anything but! Bring your jumping shoes and join Brent, The Skipping Guy, to learn dozens of different skills and techniques to make the most of jump rope training. Your athletes will improve: balance, timing, coordination, speed, explosive power, quickness, acceleration, and jumping ability.
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Mr. Brent Purnell  - 10:45 AM - 12:00 PM
Skipping Rope: Great Physical Activity for K through 6 and beyond
Skipping, rope skipping, rope jumping, jump rope. By any name it is fun, fun, fun. But what do you teach? When? To what level? Will they actually like it? Can Kindergarten students skip? Will Grade 6 boys even try? YES! YES! and YES! With the right approach, you can get everyone skipping, shouting "I DID IT!" and trying more skills and tricks. In this session we'll learn activities starting right from Kindergarten to Grade 6, from single rope to ...
Room: Majestic Theatre
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Ms. Shannon Boyle  - 9:00 AM - 10:15 AM
Speaking Out - Being Proud of Being Heard
This is a practical session that will focus on basic warm ups and exercises to get kids to speak clearly on stage. It will also include exercises that unite the group through sound and fun, designed to increase confidence in being heard.
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Ms. Shannon Boyle  - 10:45 AM - 12:00 PM
“Simplifying Shakespeare – Sounding Natural with Willy’s Words”
This session is geared to older students (grades 7-12) who are developing a deeper understanding of heightened language and poetry. Another practical session, this one will focus on owning heightened language and making it sound like your own words. The session features exercises and tips to get the students loving language and proudly parading their poetic prowess!.
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Ms. Kimberley Denis  - 1:00 PM - 2:15 PM
Developing Vocal Technique In the Choral Rehearsal -Part A
Using fun and upbeat warm-ups and exercises not only keeps choristers engaged in rehearsal but also improves vocal technique, sight reading, and camaraderie in the choir. Come ready to move, dance, sing, and make noise and walk away with a wealth of new techniques to develop the quality of singing in your choir.
Room: Room 104 Dance Studio
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Heather Taschuk  - 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM    This Session Requires Pre-Registration
Harmony: A Dance for Everyone
Learn a dance that has cross-curricular applications for your students. Developed by the Dance Education PAC of PHE Canada, "Harmony" explores themes of unity, diversity and the environment through dance. Suitable for all ages, this dance can be used with a single group of students, or as a whole-school initiative. Dance integration is fun, educational and engaging! Come away with resources enabling you to implement the dance integration process ...
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Heather Taschuk  - 1:00 PM - 2:15 PM
Dance Advocacy
How can you promote dance in your school and community? What are some ideas for communicating the value of dance to your students? The Alberta Dance Alliance is an excellent resource for supporting you in these areas. Learn how the ADA promotes dance in Alberta, and ways you can share in this community building.
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Heather Taschuk  - 2:30 PM - 3:45 PM
Building Dance Improvisation Skills
Dance Improvisation is a way to empower dancers to be more comfortable movers and creative choreographers. Explore ways to integrate dance improvisation into your technique classes, or as a specific unit of study. Please also bring a dance improv idea or structure to share with the group. This is an active session, so dress appropriately for moving.
Room: Room 118 Bio Lab
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Mrs. Julie Arsenault  - 9:00 AM - 10:15 AM
Beautiful Chaos: Cross-Disciplinary Project Based Learning with Junior High Science
As students look out the window of their classroom, do they see problem solving and unique applications of their learning? Project based learning increases student engagement by giving them a chance to apply the knowledge they gain to solve real-world problems. From designing their own lab procedures to more complex cross-curricular projects, this session will explore the challenging, yet rewarding journey of incorporating project based learnin...
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Mr. Greg Wondga  - 10:45 AM - 12:00 PM
Developing Critical Thinking Skills in Science
Critical thinking is a skill that requires coaching and practice. This session will cover some strategies to promote this difficult skill in a division 3 Science setting. Many laboratory activities tend to be "cookbook," in that students blindly follow instructions for the purpose of witnessing Science concepts. These labs can be easily improved to promote deeper thinking. This session focuses on the skills involved in predicting, inferring, obse...
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Ms. Melissa Logan  - 2:30 PM - 3:45 PM
Fresh Cuts – a New Look at Dissection
Can dissection be animal-friendly? Can (or should) computer simulations replicate the experience? Is it ethical to destroy life in order to learn about it? Is it fair to allow students to opt out? What method is best for student achievement? These and other moral, pedagogical and practical questions will be explored, and alternative resources will be presented.
Room: Room 120
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Mr. Greg Hunter  - 9:00 AM - 10:15 AM
Meaning First ... learning objectives that get attention
Without an encompassing framework, we all find it difficult to attend to, understand, or remember new information. This session illustrates 1) How to introduce a learning objective as an engaging framework for student understanding. 2) How to present these Lesson frameworks online in a Unit framework for student review. 3) How to have students collaborate in the production of these frameworks. "If you want something to use Monday Morning don’t mi...
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Mr. Brian Andrus  - 10:45 AM - 12:00 PM
Professional Organizations in the CTS Environment
As a teaching professional there are several organizations individuals should be aware of to promote their professional awareness. Many are found within the province, however, there are many found throughout Canada and North America. Do you know these professional organizations: ITEA, EPT, CVA, PDK?
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Dr. Douglas Nelson  - 1:00 PM - 2:15 PM
Integrating a Personal Safety Skills and Awareness Training System in a School Environment
We will review and discuss the recent successful implementations of SafeStart into the Skill Centre Project [EPSB] and into the School of Trades [NAIT]. The session will focus on the best practices, barriers, and cultural shifts that contributed to the positive outcomes for staff and students. The goal will be to share knowledge and perspective that may enable replication of the positive and rewarding results experienced. Participants may wish...
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Ms. Becky Skopyk  - 2:30 PM - 3:45 PM
Skills Canada Alberta: Trades and Technology in the classroom
Skills Canada Alberta (SCA) is a not-for-profit provincial association, which serves to reposition trade and technical careers as a first choice career option for youth in Alberta. Find out how teachers and students can benefit from SCA competitions, field trip opportunities and classroom presentations that open student's minds to the possibilities available to them when they think BIG!
Room: Room 122
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Ms. Jamie Davis  - 9:00 AM - 10:15 AM
Enrich Curriculum with the Online Reference Centre in 1-3
Let the Online Reference Centre (ORC) help you to enrich your curriculum and meet the diverse learning needs of your students. The ORC is a collection of $1.7 million worth of digital resources licensed on behalf of all K-12 students in Alberta. This session will introduce participants to the ORC, and provide information about four new 1-3 resources added to the 2013/2014 collection based on user feedback. Enrich, engage and differentiate this ye...
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Ms. Jamie Davis  - 10:45 AM - 12:00 PM
Infusing Quality Digital Resources with the Online Reference Centre in Grades 4-6
If you want to infuse quality digital resources in your classroom teaching but do not have the time or money, the Online Reference Centre (ORC) can help! The ORC is a collection of $1.7 million worth of digital resources licensed on behalf of all K-12 students in Alberta. This session will provide information about five newly licensed grade 4-6 resources added to the 2013/2014 collection based on user feedback. Let the ORC help you infuse engagin...
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Ms. Jamie Davis  - 1:00 PM - 2:15 PM
Information Literacy Skills with the Online Reference Centre Grade 7-9 SS, ELA & Sc
Need to teach your students information literacy and don’t know where to start? The Online Reference Centre (ORC) can help with that! The ORC is a collection of$1.7 million worth of digital resources licensed on behalf of all K-12 students in Alberta. This session will introduce participants to four newly licensed grade 7-9 resources that align with the Social Studies, ELA and Science curricula. Find out how the ORC can help you teach information...
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Ms. Jamie Davis  - 2:30 PM - 3:45 PM
Stretching Resource Dollars with the Online Reference Centre in Grades 10-12 SS & ELA
Is your resource budget feeling a little pinched this year? The Online Reference Centre (ORC) can help with that! The ORC is a collection of $1.7 million worth of digital resources licensed on behalf of all K-12 students in Alberta. This session will introduce participants to five newly licensed Social Studies and English Language Arts resources aligned with the grade 10-12 curriculum. Don’t feel the pinch; let the ORC help you to stretch your re...
Room: Room 124
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Mr. Derek Keenan  - 9:00 AM - 10:15 AM
Innovative Technologies with a Future in Education
This session will focus on cutting edge technologies from Kickstarter, Apple, Google and other prominent technology companies and their implications for education. An inspirational and exciting talk about technology currently available and coming soon to education!
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Mr. Derek Keenan  - 10:45 AM - 12:00 PM
iPad Oddities: Quirks, Challenges & Successes in Using iPads in Class
This session will take three parts: First, My dream setup for using iPads in the Classroom (Successes); Second, Strategies for overcoming the hurdles (Challenges); Third, New and exciting uses for iPads from researchers, developers and other teachers! (Quirks) A fast-paced, fun session!
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Mr. Derek Keenan  - 1:00 PM - 2:15 PM
Creating a PLN using Twitter (or how to crowdsource your learning)
This session will give you the tools you need to understand, experience and effectively use Twitter as a professional learning tool, and in your classroom teaching. Focused on practical, simple experiences, I will show you the value of this amazing learning tool! (It is recommended participants sign up for a Twitter account before attending.)
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Mr. Don McPherson  - 2:30 PM - 3:45 PM
CTF Curriculum - With Dennis Pratt and Trevor Rosenfeldt
The new Career and Technology Foundations curriculum is scheduled for grade 5 to 9 implementation in 2015. This is the first curriculum that has been created under the curriculum redesign format. We will discuss the outcomes of this curriculum, the inquiry or project-based pedagogy that it recommends, and the implications of this new type of curriculum document on complementary course programing in middle and junior high schools.
Room: Room 128
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Ms. Rosa Scarpelli  - 9:00 AM - 10:15 AM
It’s all Geek to Me 1: Basic Smartboard Skills
Learn to speak basic Geek with your Smartboard. Beginner skills include knowing the function of each tool on the tool bar, moving the tool bar to the bottom of your screen, using the Gallery, using the page sorter, converting your Word or PDF files to Notebook files, and many more basic Smartboard skills. This session is suitable for anyone who needs the Smartboard basics .
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Ms. Rosa Scarpelli  - 10:45 AM - 12:00 PM
It’s all Geek to Me 2: Intermediate to Advanced Smartboard Skills
You already speak basic Geek but your wish is to become more Smartboard literate. Come and learn how to use the camera, the video recorder, how to insert sound effects, layering objects, grouping, and ungrouping objects, etc. Although the examples that will be used will be more suited to elementary, the Smartboard skills can be applied to any level.
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Dr. Doug Gleddie  - 2:30 PM - 3:45 PM
Yes "I Can": Assessment in K-6 Physical Education
Assessment can be complicated in any subject area but in physical education often we do not know where to start. In this session we will examine the Program of Studies, sample assessment tools and spend time crafting “I Can” statements to clarify assessment for students and teachers alike.
Room: Room 131
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Mr. Joslin Green  - 9:00 AM - 10:15 AM
The 5 Pillars of High Performance
As coaches, we spend the majority of our time training student-athletes on sport specific skills and physical conditioning, selecting those athletes we consider to be the most talented and trying to make them better. However, years of research on elite athletes is showing there's a better way. Discover the secrets of high performance from experts like Saul Miller, Geoff Colvin & Daniel Coyle. Help your student-athletes adopt principles that will ...
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Mr. Darryl Marchand  - 10:45 AM - 12:00 PM
Classroom, Lab, and Field: Technology, Simulations and Learning for HS Science
If you teach HS science, come and see what you can do with the TI-Nspire in your everyday teaching. Using the handheld, computers or the ipad science teachers can bring technology into your classroom to run free content simulations for Biology, Chemistry and Physics. Teachers can use the devices in the lab for data collection (excluding the ipad) and take the handheld out to the field for more data collection. Prizes awarded to participants.
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Mrs. Jennifer Janzen  - 1:00 PM - 2:15 PM
Inquiry Projects in Bio 20 Sc7,4 – Finding Balance btw Env. Protection and Economic Prosperity
How do we balance the economic benefits of land-use with its environmental liabilities? Start off your inquiry using Alberta Tomorrow, a free, computer simulation that uses cutting edge GIS technology and data and research from leading scientists in Alberta to look at the past, present and future of our province. A great tool for teachers with free, classroom ready lessons for Sc 4, Sc 7, and Bio 20, your students will "see" the tradeoffs we enc...
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Mrs. Jennifer Janzen  - 2:30 PM - 3:45 PM
Inquiry Projects in SS9, SS4 – Finding Balance btw Environmental Protection and Economic Prosperity
In this workshop you will explore Alberta Tomorrow, and on-line simulation tool that allows students in Social Studies explore government decision making and its effects on ecosystem health. Formal lesson plans are available for SS9 and SS4, with curriculum connections in many other grades. A great way to incorporate technology into your classroom, Alberta Tomorrow explores a very real problem in Alberta: land-use planning that balances social, e...
Room: Room 133
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Mr. Mike Blennerhassett  - 10:45 AM - 12:00 PM
K&E Projects for the 10-4 Level
I provide examples of the three projects, a box, a cabinet and a table, that I have for my K&E students to complete. These projects have been successful and allowed students to gain confidence stay engaged and build skill. I will be providing plans, assessment details as well as bringing in some of the safety and assembly fixtures we use in building these projects. There will also be a hands on demo and practice of the gel image transfer whi...
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Mr. Dan Grassick  - 2:30 PM - 3:45 PM
Sexy Beasts: The Genetic Root of Animal Social Behaviour
The theory of natural selection only gets us so far. To really understand why animals do the wild and crazy things they do, we need to go deeper into the concepts of genetics, inheritance, and fitness. This fast-paced, humorous, multimedia session will inspire Science and Biology teachers. Content covered can be used to enhance student learning or provide enrichment opportunities.
Room: Room 152 Automotives
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Mr. Karl Gironella  - 10:45 AM - 12:00 PM
Automotive Diagnostic Demo
A demo on DTC's and how to teach students how to read and understand them then follow a logical process to repair. The demo will be followed by a round table discussion and lesson plan exchange so please bring something to contribute.
Room: Room 157 Building Construction
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Mr. Russ Knipe  - 9:00 AM - 3:45 PM    This Session is Full
Cabriole Leg Stool Workshop
Participants will cut and shape four cabriole legs and fasten them to a carved stool seat. Cost of $15.00/ person for materials - payable at session.
Room: Room 222
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Mr. Larry Kuzminski  - 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Bridging the Gap in Math
This session will look at bridging assessment, pedagogy and communication strategies from Grade 7 to Grade 12. It will have a special focus on transitioning from Grade 9 to Grade 10. This session will be a discussion on best practices by math teachers. DIV III & IV Math
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Ms. Lee Finell  - 1:00 PM - 2:15 PM
Power2Play Gets Smarter
Join Brock Lee and Coco Lait on their super hero healthy eating and active living adventures. Power to Play was developed in Alberta, in partnership with Alberta teachers and meets outcomes for health and physical education as well as the core subjects. This Division One program is fun for teachers and students as program components include a teacher manual, 103 food picture cards, 10 study prints, a classroom poster, and DVD/CD and smart board a...
Room: Room 223 Art
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Ms. Alexandra thomson  - 10:45 AM - 12:00 PM    This Session is Full
Figure Drawing made fun and easy
So easy, anyone can do it! Close one eye and trace a figure through plexiglass, then make a print. Do some super fast drawings that will surprise you and then turn them into a watercolour resist. Various other figure drawing processes and project ideas will be shared. Suitable for grades 7 - 12. Supplies provided.
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Ms. Alexandra thomson  - 1:00 PM - 2:15 PM    This Session Requires Pre-Registration
Aural Inspirations
An exploration of SOUND as motivational and creative tool. Use spoken word, music, radio, digital sound and and effects to inspire spontaneous connections for writing and visual work. Listen to a CBC Ideas program on the history of color as you create and write in that color, use sound effects as brainstorming for initiating ideas, find out how musical connections combine with poetry. Suitable for all grade levels and with potential for cross-...
Room: Room 228
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Mr. Tyler Enfield  - 9:00 AM - 10:15 AM
How To Write A Fantasy Workshop That Would Blow The Socks Off Harry Potter If He Read It!
Every teacher knows fantasy is red hot with students right now. "How To Write A Fantasy Story That Would Blow The Socks Off Harry Potter If He Read It!" gives instructors practical, real-world techniques for fantasy writing in the classroom. It involves a series of fun, hands-on exercises outlining the process of fantasy story writing, including plot arc, world-building, character transformation and development. Each participant will leave with a...
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Ms. Karen Jacobsen  - 10:45 AM - 12:00 PM
Starting From Where They Are: Using Contemporary Canadian Literature to Engage High School Students
Reading, viewing, and creating contemporary forms is a great way to engage students and develop their skills. In this session, Karen Jacobsen will explore the use of McGraw-Hill Ryerson's online iLit Digital Collection, a collection by inspiring contemporary authors, artists, and creators like Joseph Boyden, Mark Kingwell, and Martha Brooks. The Digital Collection gives teachers the flexibility to use precisely the selections and media pieces the...
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Mr. Peter Hopkinson  - 1:00 PM - 2:15 PM
The 50 Best Physics Demos To Do Before You Die ...
Well, maybe not all 50, but we'll get to as many as we can in the time available. Over many years of attending NSTA, AAPT and other conferences I have picked up demo ideas from some of the best in the business, and now I get to share them with you. Physics material at the Grade 10 - 12 level, Division 4.
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Mr. Peter Hopkinson  - 2:30 PM - 3:45 PM
You don't need to be a Science Expert to teach Good Science!
Many excellent teachers are less than confident with the physical science components of the curriculum. This session will introduce you to some classroom tested tips, demonstrations and teaching ideas which use common materials, so you can go back to your classroom all fired up and ready to go. The focus is hands – on, and participation is part of the fun. Physical Science material at the Grade 7 - 9 level, Division 3.
Room: Room207
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Mr. Harvey Duff  - 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
From Club to Classroom - Building a Creative Computing Middle School Program
Planning for CTF? Interested in computing? Fostering 21st Century skills? Then build a CTF compliant computing program that matches your school’s resources. This workshop will show you how to start with a single project and a few students; move to a series of projects in a club setting and then port this material to a full-fledged computing program. You will start working on your plan; try sample materials and network with others. More info...
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Mr. Harvey Duff  - 1:00 PM - 3:45 PM
Creating Virtual World with Kodu: Captivating Kids with Creative Computing
Preparing for CTF? Interested in computing? Want kids to build exciting virtual worlds? Consider Kodu, an environment designed to help young students create their own “worlds”. This workshop will show you how to get started with Kodu, access tutorials and the Kodu community and outline a number of project pathways that you will be able to use with your students. You will have an opportunity to try out projects and network with others. More in...
Room: Room208 Computer Lab
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Mr. Gerald Chung  - 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Raspberry Pi and Python
RaspBerry Pi - Small breadboard computers are becoming a big part of Technology and Integration into Education. Teachers will be introduced to the Raspberry Pi, one of the newest of these types of computers. We will look at this incredibly low priced computer and its benefit to education including its use as a tool for teaching Python and Scratch Programming. We will also look at the benefits of a Raspberry Pi as a media center. Participants will...
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Mr. Gerald Chung  - 1:00 PM - 3:45 PM
Using the Blue Pelican Textbook with Java
There are many resources out there to teach Java. This session will focus on the Blue Pelican textbook that is offered online free of charge. There is the option to purchase additional support material including answers and exam banks. We will cover a wide range of topics from an Introduction to Java, variables, looping, classes and objects, methods, array lists and arrays. The AP Computer Science curriculum and the upcoming changes will be di...
Room: Room209 Computer Lab
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Mr. Brian Andrus  - 9:00 AM - 10:15 AM
Designing a Poster or Handout for the CTS Lab
Demonstrate by using the InDesign or Word, a poster or handout that can be used in your CTS lab environment. The session will show how to scan, import and organize material into a document for publication.
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Mr. Andy Mikula  - 10:45 AM - 12:00 PM
Beyond Angry Birds: Programming in the High School Physics Classroom
Using the freely available Python programming language, students in my Physics 20 class 'explain' the course to their computers, writing applications for unit conversions, simulations for gravitational acceleration, and games using projectile motion. I show you how to get started from scratch - downloading and installing the required tools, writing your first application, and finding additional resources to fit the needs and interests of your stu...
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Mr. Scott Couprie  - 1:00 PM - 2:15 PM
Web Design Part 1 - HTML
This is an introductory session designed for teachers interested in teaching web design to High School or Junior High students OR for those teachers who want to learn more for their own use. It is NOT a "how to create a Google Site" session, but instead is a look at the code that makes these sites actually work. Unit plans and assignment ideas will also be discussed.
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Mr. Scott Couprie  - 2:30 PM - 3:45 PM
Web Design Part 2 - JavaScript
This is the second of 2 sessions designed for teachers interested in teaching web design to High School or academic Junior High students OR for those teachers who want to learn more for their own use. This session will be an introduction to JavaScript. JavaScript is the programming language that drives much of the dynamic content of the web.
Room: Room210 Computer Lab
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Mr. Gordon Balbar  - 9:00 AM - 10:15 AM
School-Based Broadcasting: Sharing a Start Up
This session will share one teacher’s 2013 start-up of a school-based broadcasting club that supports hands-on, team-based, real-time, once-weekly broadcasts in support of building school community at Eastglen School. In addition to reviewing one start-up and playing with the equipment, the intention is to share and discuss the many different broadcasting models that may better suit other schools' unique environments.
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Mr. Gordon Balbar  - 10:45 AM - 12:00 PM
Video and Animation: What Are Your Students Creating?
In this time of large inclusive classes and ever-changing technology, how are you structuring your CTS Communication Technology program and classroom? This session invites both experienced and novice CTS Jr. High and Senior High teachers--as well as other interested or media-savvy teachers--to meet and discuss process and project ideas in a reasonably-well equipped lab setting. What are you up to? Ideas, demonstrations and discussions welcome!
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Mr. Rick Stiles-Oldring  - 1:00 PM - 2:15 PM
You Too Can Use YouTube
Remember when we used to block YouTube because we did not see the educational value of it? YouTube, and our understanding of it, have changed significantly in the last few years. Come to this session to learn how to create and share playlists, upload and edit in YouTube, and manage a channel, as well as utilize the YouTube Options extension in Chrome. Tap into YouTube to create multiple means of engagement, expression, and representation for your...
Room: Room253 Esthetics
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Ms. Mallory Koberstein  - 10:45 AM - 12:00 PM
CTS (Cos/Est facial demo and round table sharing.)
Watch a facial or makeup demonstration and share lesson plans and ideas with fellow cosmetology teachers.
Room: Small Gym
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Ms. Lindsay Wright  - 9:00 AM - 10:15 AM
Exploring Physical Literacy – Move & Play at School
Developing a strong foundation of movement during the ages of 0-12 provides opportunity for a child to build confidence in their movement abilities & competence in many Fundamental Movement Skills. Key areas include the promotion of Physical Literacy & a healthy environment to move & play.
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Ms. Kelsey McQueen  - 10:45 AM - 12:00 PM
For the love of fitness!
Join me for a comprehensive, interactive session with instruction on how to develop a balanced training program for yourself or your students that includes cardiovascular and strength training, flexibility, balance and stretching. In addition to program development and proper exercise instruction, you will be guided through a heart pumping exercise session that you may use yourself or share with others to help promote positive and proactive attit...
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Ms. Susan Agrios  - 1:00 PM - 2:15 PM
Yoga Nidra Class: Guided Meditation
Relax, rejuvenate and refocus as Susan guides you through a deep meditation inducing profound relaxation for your body and mind. All you have to do is lie there.
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Ms. Susan Agrios  - 2:30 PM - 3:45 PM
Stress Free Zone Workshop: Meditation Techniques for the Stressed Out Teacher
YOU COULD CHANGE YOUR LIFE IN 2014 Tired? Exhausted? Stressed? Too busy to relax or meditate? That is why Susan, former school teacher, is offering this 1 hour workshop & releasing her new CD for you. Take time out to deeply relax your body and mind as Susan guides you through meditations (yoga nidra) and teaches new meditations as short as 1-3 minutes in length.

H. E. Beriault Catholic Junior High School, 8125-167 Street

Room: #2-101
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Mr. Jim Jones  - 9:00 AM - 3:45 PM    This Session is Full
Woodturning - An Introduction
This is a day-long hands-on workshop dedicated to wood turning, safety and sharpening. There is a $20/person materials cost - payable at the session. This session will take place at a school shop (yet to be determined) within the confines of the city of Edmonton. The projects covered during the day will all be directly transferable to the curriculum for Construction Technology - in particular CON1140.

Shaw

Room: Hall D
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Mr. David Chilton  - 9:00 AM - 10:15 AM
Success Strategies from the Wealthy Barber
David Chilton’s recipe for success is hard work, a clear vision and some clever marketing. Whether it’s helping thousands of Canadians achieve personal financial success or investing in low-fat cookbooks, David has always had a knack for recognizing great ventures from the get-go. Famously known for his all-time best selling book The Wealthy Barber, David has in recent years partnered up w...
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Mr. Craig Kielburger  - 10:45 AM - 12:00 PM
Me to We: How One Person Can Make a World of Difference (Inspiring for all ages)
Craig and Marc will help you unlock our own passions and unique gifts to make a difference. They will help you answer profound and urgent questions: How do you find purpose in today’s world? How can you leave a legacy while balancing the challenges of modern life? How do you take the first steps to making lasting change? You will also discover the Me to We philosophy, developed by Marc and ...
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Dr. Joe MacInnis  - 1:00 PM - 2:15 PM
Deep Leadership: 10 Ways to Inform, Influence & Inspire People
JAMES CAMERON,the Academy Award winning director, recently built a $30-million research sub and made an epic 7-mile dive into the Mariana Trench. DR. JOE MACINNIS was Cameron’s electronic journalist and team physician. He followed the action from the first dives in Papua New Guinea to the final dives in Micronesia and posted daily blogs on National Geographic’s website. Joe also helped Cameron’s t...
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Mr. Brian Keating  - 2:30 PM - 3:45 PM
A Little Adventure, and a Bit of Passion
Please excuse the title, but it’s all true. This is a fascinating look at the inner workings of the Calgary Zoo that make working there one remarkable experience. Brian Keating will take you on an adventure that only he can tell, because he was there, watching and filming, right in the thick of things. By persistence, good planning and plain old dumb luck, Keating happened upon more than you’ll ba...
Room: Salon 10
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Mr. Fred Antoniw  - 9:00 AM - 10:15 AM
Research is Not a Project
The access to information we have today has the power to fundamentally alter the way we educate kids. This session looks at a new delivery model focused on student academic research work. The entire process--from citation to synthesis--and grade seven Social Studies exemplars will change the way you look at teaching. Research is not a project, it is just what we do. This session covers many buzzwords: 21st century literacy; inquiry-based; differe...
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Mr. Mark Ramsankar  - 10:45 AM - 12:00 PM
A Great School for All – A Hopeful Vision for Alberta: A conversation with Mark Ramsankar
As our cultural obsession with standardization, testing, technology and elaborate accountability measures is increasingly reflected in our schools, the education of our children suffers. In classrooms and schools across North America, teachers are under attack and the public trust that many teachers once enjoyed is undermined by the media, politicians, school boards, and sometimes even by fellow educators.
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Mr. David Chantler  - 1:00 PM - 2:15 PM
Kids Go Global - Explore. Act. Inspire.
Learn how students K-12 can make real connections to global issues using technology & the arts: 1 Create their own project pages on kidsgoglobal.net 2 Get Social Enterprise coaching from UofC Haskayne Business School 3 Receive grants & loans from foundations & businesses 4 Make art based YouTube videos to raise funds for projects 5 Connect your school to schools globally 6 Support the projects of our NGO partners, such as creating wells in ...
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Mr. Ryan Day  - 2:30 PM - 3:45 PM
Resolving Conflicts with Puppets and Children’s Literature
Let Lex the Dinosaur Lawyer introduce your elementary students to legal concepts in age appropriate vocabulary and context. The non-profit Centre for Public Legal Education Alberta has a new series of free classroom resources on conflict resolution. These cross-curricular lessons use puppets and children’s literature to explore basic legal concepts in child-friendly language. This session will provide tips and the tools to implement this curricul...
Room: Salon 11
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Ms. Sara Michel  - 9:00 AM - 10:15 AM
Working Together for a More Just World: Taking It to the Next Level
This workshop will focus on the following: 1. The difference between short-term reactions and band-aid solutions to local and global problems, and long-term sustainable change; 2. Local and global links in development and peace-building; and 3. Practical ways to create a social movement towards local and global change through awareness-raising, advocacy and fundraising. The objectives of the workshop are to challenge popular thought and pra...
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Ms. Laura Milroy  - 10:45 AM - 12:00 PM
The Way We Green: Engaging Students to Create a Sustainable City
Your students will inherit the community we’re creating for them. The City of Edmonton's environmental strategic plan, The Way We Green, establishes goals to create an environmentally sustainable, resilient city. The City is also preparing Edmonton’s Energy Transition Strategy and Action Plan to provide direction on how Edmonton can become a low-carbon city. Learn about these plans and related teaching resources so you can confidently engage your...
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Ms. Barb Galler-Smith  - 1:00 PM - 2:15 PM
Short Stories and Science Fiction A lesson plan for reluctant readers
To celebrate 25 years as Canada's premier speculative-fiction print magazine, On Spec editors offer a free and easy-to-use teaching package based on one of its stories. "Space Monkeys" is about a father's patience in communicating with his autistic son. Appropriate for L.A. 9, English 10-2, 20-2: Includes: Story, Introductory material for teachers, Author and editorial staff commentary on the editing process, Formative and summative questions,...
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Mrs. Karen Kondor  - 2:30 PM - 3:45 PM
Bullying Prevention & Intervention
This informative session will provide an overview of what bullying is, why it is important that bullying is addressed, and how systems-wide, research-based bullying prevention programs work to reduce and stop bullying in our schools.
Room: Salon 12
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Ms. Nicole Lamarre  - 9:00 AM - 10:15 AM
The 5 Ws of SLAs
The introduction of the Student Learning Assessments as an alternative to the current provincial achievement testing program marks an important opportunity. The session will focus in particular on the SLAs as a classroom tool for planning instruction. Topics include who writes?, what will they look like?, what information will they provide, when and where will they be written? and most importantly - why the new assessment program in 2014.
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Shelly Magnusson  - 10:45 AM - 12:00 PM
Healthy Minds, Bright Futures–Understanding Student Mental Health
Teachers are concerned about the well being of children and youth. The Alberta Teachers’ Association and the Canadian Mental Health Association are partnering to promote the mental health of children and youth and provide support material for teachers dealing with mental health issues. This session will discuss common mental health concerns for children, recommend resources and references, and inform teachers about how they can promote awareness ...
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Mr. Phil McRae  - 1:00 PM - 2:15 PM
The Politics of Personalization in the 21st Century
If you have been bombarded by the phrases ‘personalized learning’, ‘anytime, anyplace, anypace’, and or ‘transformation’ then this is a session for you. In this session Phil will explore the tensions around personalized learning, how it is being framed in relation to individualization vs community learning, and how the profession must both inform and shape the meaning of personalization in classrooms of the 21st Century.
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Francoise Ruban  - 2:30 PM - 3:45 PM
Le développement de leadership dans les équipes collaboratives d’écoles (CAP)
Cet atelier se penchera sur les aspects de leadeurship que nous pouvons développer chez notre personnel enseignant en utilisant des outils et stratégies qui facilitent le succès des équipes collaboratives CAP et CDP : - Passer en revue le rôle des équipes collaboratives au sein d’une communauté d’apprentissage professionnel ou de communauté de pratique -Revoir les stratégies types pour la croissance d’une équipe collaborative -Examiner di...
Room: Salon 13/14
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Mr. Justin Holladay  - 9:00 AM - 10:15 AM
21st Century Math Centers: Integrating Math Apps in Elementary & Middle School Classrooms
Please bring your iOS devices to this presentation. This is a hands on presentation where we will explore practical strategies on how to integrate my math apps in the classroom. Math apps are a great tool to help differentiate your lessons, through cooperative or competitive group play or whole class play and individual practice. We'll also discuss ways to use math game apps in the formative assessment of our students. http://www.mathfilefolde...
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Mrs. Elizabeth Coldbeck  - 10:45 AM - 12:00 PM
Ask - Don't Tell! Engaging Student Voice to Promote Wellness in Your Schools
Students are engaged more readily in changes to their school's culture when they are leading the changes. It is essential to include student voice in order to create a sense of ownership when developing a culture of wellness. In this session, we will share examples of Student Voice projects across the province while offering opportunities to share and build on your own ideas of what student voice could look like in your school community.
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Mrs. Elizabeth Coldbeck  - 1:00 PM - 2:15 PM
Supporting Jr/Sr High School Students in Developing Healthy Relationships including Sexual Health
Students know students best! This is particularly true when discussing healthy relationships. This session will highlight the work of schools across the province focused on healthy relationships for grade 7-12 students. Subjects addressed include sexting, sexual health and well-being, domestic violence and relationship boundaries. Time to share ideas of how to link to subjects will be provided.
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Mrs. Elizabeth Coldbeck  - 2:30 PM - 3:45 PM
Embedding Wellness through Curricular Links in High School Settings
Discover how wellness is being embedded in high school settings across Alberta using a comprehensive school health approach. Learn how to take a cross-curricular approach to infuse wellness into the culture of your school where everybody is responsible for wellness. In this session, you will consider how to model what is taught to create a climate of wellness from a cross-curricular perspective.
Room: Salon 15/16
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Mrs. Ann Campbell  - 9:00 AM - 10:15 AM
Animal Assisted Education
In this session, I will give an overview of Animal Assisted Education and its application with the special needs student. There will also be a brief history of the origins of Animal Assisted Therapy/Education. A therapy dog and handler will do a demonstration at the end of the session.
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Dr. Linda Siegel  - 10:45 AM - 12:00 PM
Early Identification and Intervention to Prevent Reading Difficulties
I will present the results of a study demonstrating that a teacher administered brief screening device and good classroom instruction can significantly reduce the incidence of reading difficulties. The instruction was equally successful for children who had English as a first language and for those who had English as a Second Language. The curriculum in basic reading instruction and reading comprehension was designed by teachers for teachers and...
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Ms. Freda Maideen  - 1:00 PM - 2:15 PM
Free2BeYOUth & Rights Respecting Schools: Enhancing Inclusion and Student Engagement in our Schools
The John Humphrey Centre focuses on delivering quality, experiential, and transformative education programs to students across the province: Free2BeYOUth is a collaborative and inspiring inclusion program for youth to become leaders in their school exploring issues of marginalization and building peer support networks. Rights Respecting Schools, a UNICEF Canada program, helps create schools that embrace and embed children's rights into policy and...
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Ms. Katrina Kully-Martens  - 2:30 PM - 3:45 PM
Mathematics Intervention for Children with FASD
A math intervention developed for children with FASD was recently tested in Edmonton. The intervention provided individual, school-based child tutoring. After only five hours of intervention, children with FASD who received the math program demonstrated significant gains in math achievement compared to children who did not. This presentation will outline the math intervention, math teaching strategies, and general academic approaches for kids wit...
Room: Salon 17/18
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Mrs. Karen Molyneux  - 9:00 AM - 10:15 AM
Working Towards Inclusion: Collaberation Between Teachers and Educational Assistants
This session provides an overview of the philosophy of inclusive education, the role and responsibilities of teachers and educational assistants, as well as strategies and approaches that can be utilized in classrooms for the purpose of furthering effective instruction, maximizing teacher efficacy, and enhancing the role of educational assistants as a valuable, inclusive classroom support.
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Mr. Greg Hunter  - 10:45 AM - 12:00 PM
Cognitive Biases in our Sciences and Histories
Bias plays both essential and fallible roles in our conception of reality. It pervades all sense receptors, neurons, hormones, images, emotions, thoughts, perspectives and worldview. Science and History are constructs of this cognitive milieu and so inevitably express its bias. Biases evolved as adaptive, not necessarily accurate, behaviors. Understanding the inherent role of bias in ourselves can help us discern a more accurate reality. We could...
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Mr. Ray Harrison  - 1:00 PM - 2:15 PM
Sexual Health Education for Public School Teachers: Teaching with Confidence!
Teachers teaching the sexual health curriculum will find this session beneficial to successfully cover this important topic. This session will review teaching strategies, curriculum, questions asked, the Alberta Human Rights Act, and using evidence-based resources. It will also include a review of the teachingsexualhealth.ca website, and online learning opportunities for public school teachers.
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Ms. Katherine (Katie) Kitschke  - 2:30 PM - 3:45 PM
The Sexual Disconnect
The Sexual Disconnect: Why are youth not seeing the sexuality in what they are doing online? Have they become so desensitized to sexuality that they don’t even see it anymore? We will discuss what the changes in society mean to youth growing up in a very different time and how to talk to them about it. We will look at what they are being exposed to and how we can be a positive influence in the choices they make regarding their sexual choices.
Room: Salon 19/20
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Mrs. Charlene Bearhead  - 9:00 AM - 10:15 AM
Sacred Relationship With Water
Sacred Relationship with Water is a series of films, along with lesson plans for grades 5 and 6 Science and Social Studies, with a focus on water as the sacred link for all people, and all life. The session will share clips from the 15 films in the series, introduce teachers to the lesson plans and discuss applications for all subject areas in Alberta classrooms.
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Ms. Margareta Hinrichsen  - 10:45 AM - 12:00 PM
Empower your students - teach them the importance of financial life skills
Financial life and literacy skills empower us as consumers. Yet, many people, particularly young Canadians, lack the money management skills they will need throughout adulthood. Give your students the financial realities of life in an engaging learning environment. This session will provide teachers with an overview of "The City: A free and award winning financial life skills resource designed to achieve student success. Contains CALM, Math and F...
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Ms. Margareta Hinrichsen  - 1:00 PM - 2:15 PM
Empower Yourself - Your Financial Toolkit
Do you want to get better at managing your money and feel more secure in your financial future? In this session, you will be introduced to “Your Financial Toolkit”, designed to help Canadians manage their personal finances. Developed by the Financial Consumer Agency of Canada; Investor Education Fund and l'Autorité des Marchés financiers the Toolkit provides reliable, unbiased and easy-to-use information and tools that you can use to become a mor...
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Ms. Pina Chiarello  - 2:30 PM - 3:45 PM
Big Picture Thinking in Physics 20-30
The Physics 20-30 Program of Studies expects students to apply Big Picture thinking while doing Physics. This session will allow participants to explore both the Big Picture themes and how students can be encouraged to build their own connections with these themes.
Room: Salon 2
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Mr. Ryan Day  - 9:00 AM - 10:15 AM
Science, Social Studies, and Canadian Law
Want to explore the physics of distracted driving legislation? How can laws control the spread of invasive species and zoonotic diseases? Can life forms created in a lab be patented? There seems to be an artificial barrier between social studies and science. Public legal education can be the bridge between the divide. Free resources and lesson plans provided to take the discussion back to your classroom.
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Ms. Judy Arnall  - 10:45 AM - 12:00 PM
University from Unschooling: Why the digital generation needs adults more than curriculum
This keynote will inspire and educate audience members on the value of teachers and parents in the lives of students when they already have the world's knowledge in the device at their fingertips. She will include topics such as motivation, self-directed interest led learning, small ratio learning pods, teacher facilitation, and social guidance/bullying and the effect of stress on today's generation.
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Mr. Oliver Samonte  - 1:00 PM - 2:15 PM
JUNKOLOGY with Dr Recycle
Join Dr Recycle, the Mad Junkologist from BC, and see for yourself why his environmentally-friendly techniques have always inspired and intrigued his audience (young and old alike). He has over 100 fun and functional project ideas using the most common recyclable materials. Learn how to turn a milk jug into a whale or shark. Make a caterpillar and a butterfly out of a yougurt container. How about a tabletop hockey and baskeball game out of cer...
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Mrs. Jill Swingler  - 2:30 PM - 3:45 PM
Exploring Energy and Wildlife Connections in your Classroom
Join Inside Education as we explore natural resource development through the eyes of the species with which we share the landscape. Showcasing our suite of activities and resources, we will focus in on Alberta’s charismatic megafauna as a framework for developing engaging and exciting lessons, inspire meaningful discussions, foster critical thinking, and encourage environmental stewardship in your classroom. You will also gain Monday-morning-rea...
Room: Salon 3
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Mrs. Bev Dekker  - 9:00 AM - 10:15 AM
Youth Make a Difference – Peer Mentoring in Schools
This session will share information about how to implement a peer mentoring program with a focus on cyberbullying and/or relational aggression. Learn how to guide youth in sharing their strengths and developing meaningful relationships with younger peers. The skills acquired can lead to positive change and growth – help create the leaders of tomorrow!
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Dr. Doug Gleddie  - 10:45 AM - 12:00 PM
Classroom Energizers for All Ages
Humans are designed to move yet we are still stuck in our desks for WAY to long each day. Come and experience the energy and creativity that can be unleashed with simple classroom energizers that get kids (and adults) moving. A link to a google drive document will be provided so we can build and share more energizers!
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Ms. Ariel Haubrich  - 1:00 PM - 2:15 PM
2 Seconds, 2 Minutes, 2 Hours: Building Relationships and Connecting with Kids
The roles & challenges that teachers face in working toward the success & healthy development of students have changed. Research shows that secure, healthy relationships with caring, involved adults build resiliency & have an impact in academic, social & moral development. Often, adults are limited by their knowledge of how to make these important connections & break though the generation gaps. This session includes interactive learning, a review...
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Ms. Jacqueline Yaniw  - 2:30 PM - 3:45 PM
Project Based Learning: Learning through inquiry in the 21st Century Classroom
This presentation will demonstrate activities, daily routines, and project work that will help elementary teachers utilize Project Based Learning in their own classrooms. Students of all levels and abilities are successful with this hands-on approach. Teachers will come away with ideas for writing journals, inquiry centers, documenting student learning, and how to start with their own Driving Question.
Room: Salon 4
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Mr. Gerald Bara  - 9:00 AM - 10:15 AM
Emotional processing strategies for children from early learning to Division 2
This workshop will provide and practice reproducible strategies that support early learning children to process their emotions. When children can process their emotions they connect with others to have added fun socially and can learn quicker and easier to be more successful in school. You will learn strategies of how to teach children to: 1) Identify their feelings as body sensations 2) Let go their feelings using simple and direct breathing tec...
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Mr. Rick Smith  - 10:45 AM - 12:00 PM
When Consequences Don’t Work: Succeeding with Difficult Students
Consequences are often a last resort that don’t resort to much! What are the keys to developing and implementing “invisible” but powerful classroom management skills? In this lively, interactive session for K-12 staff developers and teachers, receive dozens of practical, eye-opening strategies for managing difficult students effectively, focusing on both prevention and intervention. Learn key ways that teachers can grow from inner-apology to inne...
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Mr. Rick Smith  - 1:00 PM - 2:15 PM
Fifty Ways to Leave Your Lecture
In this lively energetic session, discover over fifty practical interactive brain-compatible strategies that can be used to break up lectures and actively engage students. Learn eight ways to increase student participation in class discussions. Receive dozens of simple ways to motivate attention and retention. Strategies shared and modeled are particularly effective for reluctant learners in the classroom, or reluctant participants in staff meeti...
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Mr. Rick Smith  - 2:30 PM - 3:45 PM
When Consequences Don’t Work: Succeeding with Difficult Students
Consequences are often a last resort that don’t resort to much! What are the keys to developing and implementing “invisible” but powerful classroom management skills? In this lively, interactive session for K-12 staff developers and teachers, receive dozens of practical, eye-opening strategies for managing difficult students effectively, focusing on both prevention and intervention. Learn key ways that teachers can grow from inner-apology to inne...
Room: Salon 5
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Dr. Kent den Heyer  - 9:00 AM - 10:15 AM
Desirous Imaginings: Exploring multiple futures with your students
When teens are asked to forecast the future they describe dystopian worlds. In this session, teachers will learn they can use the concepts of “preferred” and “probable “futures with their classes. We’ll discuss how “futuring” can make coursework more relevant to students and clarify ways of teaching complex social, political, and ethical concepts. Learn how to teach citizenship, activism and democracy in ways that are more engaging and relevant t...
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Dr. Douglas Nelson  - 10:45 AM - 12:00 PM
How to stop people from making the mistakes they never wanted to make in the first place.?
With the realization that far too often high school graduates have significant gaps in their learning experience came the need to do a better and more reliable job. This is a presentation of a paper outlining the steps taken from: realization of a problem; to selection of a likely solution ; to the enabling and empowering of staff, and Finally, to the shift in culture to ensure the youth are safe at school, at home, at work, and everywhere els...
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Mr. Colin Hackett  - 1:00 PM - 2:15 PM
The Common Ironman - A Plus Size Triathlete
A fun look at weight loss, exercise and one man's ridiculous dream to race the Ironman World Championships in Kona, Hawaii. Laugh along with, and at, teacher Colin Hackett as he talks about weight loss, endurance training, and body image in this presentation.
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Mrs. Charlene Bearhead  - 2:30 PM - 3:45 PM
Truth and Reconciliation through Project of Heart
This session is intended to support teachers as they educate their students on the history and legacy of Indian Residential Schools in Canada and as they prepare to participate in the Truth and Reconciliation Commission National Event in Edmonton on March 27-30, 2014. Information will be provided on the TRC process as well as updates on changes to the Project of Heart program over recent months. Resources for teachers will be highlighted.
Room: Salon 6
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Ms. Kelly Cameron  - 9:00 AM - 10:15 AM
Engaging Students in the Fight Against Modern-Day Slavery
This session will examine what slavery looks like today and equip educators to give students an understanding of their roles and responsibilities as global citizens in affecting this growing issue. Using real cases of forced child labour from International Justice Mission Canada, we will explore how students can use their skills and passions to make others aware of modern-day slavery and create positive change. Teachers will be provided with free...
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Mr. Corey Haley  - 10:45 AM - 12:00 PM
Leading French Immersion Programs
How do we build and maintain healthy French Immersion programs? This session will outline best practices for French Immersion programs from across Canada. Main topics will include: communication, retention, recruitment, culture, community and inclusion. The target audience is teachers, leaders, consultants and administrators who work with French Immersion programs.
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Mr. Michael Lam  - 1:00 PM - 2:15 PM
Add to Your Personal Learning Network with Google Plus
Leverage the free powerful tools in Google + to: - Network with colleagues - Share resources, pictures, links - Increase job embedded PD - Collaborate anywhere and everywhere - Remove restrictions on learning - Archive your learning This session will: - Introduce you to the Google + platform - Learn how to create learning and social circles - Build your personal learning network - Supplement your Professional Development -...
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Patrick Loyer  - 2:30 PM - 3:45 PM
Graduating this Semester? This Presentation is for You!
Representatives from the Alberta Teachers Association are offering an informative session designed specifically for pre-service teacher education students who are graduating in the immediate future. Topics will include steps to applying for certification, applying to the Teacher Qualifications Service to receive a statement of qualifications of years of education for salary purposes, information about the different types of teaching contracts, as...
Room: Salon 7
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Mr. Dausen Kluin  - 9:00 AM - 10:15 AM
Arm Yourself For Life
When you hear Dausen reflect on his life's journey, you understand that at an early age he encountered obstacles, roadblocks and pushed himself to exceed his body's goals and limitations. Some of the topics are self motivation, achieving your best, peer pressure, goal setting, not judging a book by its cover, effective thinking, vision and leadership.
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Ms. Ariel Haubrich  - 10:45 AM - 12:00 PM
Hurried & Worried: Understanding Elementary Anxiety
Anxiety is the most common mental health issue reported by children, and the average age of onset is at the elementary level. One of the most important things we can do for ourselves & our children is to understand the causes & symptoms of anxiety & help to work with them to create safer, caring & enjoyable school & life experiences (for teacher and student!) This session gives an overview of anxiety, what it is like for this age group, and will ...
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Ms. Courtney Armstrong  - 1:00 PM - 2:15 PM
The Impossible Princess and the Incredible Pokerface
Ever wonder why we react the way we do in groups? Why some people shut down while others come alive in conflict or struggle? Using some cooperative games and team building activities, this workshop will look at the behaviours that we often encounter in our classrooms and explore where those reactions are rooted. We will also look at how best to work with the typical reactions of "fight, flight, fit, and fun" in response to adversity.
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Ms. Courtney Armstrong  - 2:30 PM - 3:45 PM
Buy or Sell your way out of a Traffic Jam with Spare Change
This workshop is designed to introduce you to some new team building and leadership activities that are easy to incorporate into your classroom regardless of the subject you teach. We will be talking about equipment that you already have in your school to get started and how these simple activities can start to transform not only how your students work with one another but how we can help them discover more about themselves.
Room: Salon 8/9 Feature
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Dr. Joe MacInnis  - 9:00 AM - 10:15 AM
Deep Leadership: 10 Ways to Inform, Influence & Inspire People
JAMES CAMERON recently built a $30-million research sub and made an epic 7-mile dive into the Mariana Trench. DR. JOE MACINNIS was Cameron’s electronic journalist and team physician. Joe followed the action from the first dives in Papua New Guinea to the final dives in Micronesia. He posted daily blogs on National Geographic’s website and helped Cameron’s team navigate through sixty days of ‘guerr...
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George Kourounis  - 10:45 AM - 12:00 PM
Chasing Dreams
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George Kourounis  - 1:00 PM - 2:15 PM
Chasing Dreams
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Mr. Marc Brown  - 2:30 PM - 3:45 PM
Children's Literacy: Why Marc Brown Took Arthur from Page to Screen
Marc Brown focuses on the importance of literacy in children's lives and why he took Arthur from the printed page to the television screen. He shares his creative process and how his childhood played an important part in what he does today. He chronicles where his characters came from and the adventures he has shared with Arthur, including meeting four Presidents and traveling on Air Force One. La...

University of Alberta Dentistry Building

Room: 3 rd Floor
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Mr. Scott Plesuk  - 10:45 AM - 12:00 PM    This Session is Full
Edmonton Police Service - School Shooting Scenario Training
The Edmonton Police Service School Resource Officer Unit would like to invite you to take part in a scenario based training presentation. The objective of the presentation is to provide teachers and administrators an opportunity to partake in the decision making process in response to an active shooter in a school environment. The presentation initially consists of group discussion around an actual scenario. The maximum number of participants w...
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Mr. Scott Plesuk  - 1:00 PM - 2:15 PM    This Session Requires Pre-Registration
Edmonton Police Service - School Shooting Scenario Training
The Edmonton Police Service School Resource Officer Unit would like to invite you to take part in a scenario based training presentation. The objective of the presentation is to provide teachers and administrators an opportunity to partake in the decision making process in response to an active shooter in a school environment. The presentation initially consists of group discussion around an actual scenario. The maximum number of participants w...

Westin

Room: Alberta
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Mr. Trevor Calkins  - 9:00 AM - 10:15 AM
Games, Brains and Strategies for Learning
This hands on workshop will use games and student written problems to create a context of meaning for learning the basic facts (all four operations). A focus on visualization and other strategies will be explored using 10-frames and 100-squares. Assessment for learning and guided math groups will be discussed.
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Mr. Trevor Calkins  - 10:45 AM - 12:00 PM
Valuing Diversity and Creativity Through Problem Posing and Problem Solving
Strategies used to learn the basic facts will be linked to multi-digit addition and subtraction. Calendar time will be explored through the use of 10-frames and egg-carton ten frames as a way to encourage creativity and manage the diversity that exists in the typical 21st century classroom. Assessment for learning and guided math groups will be discussed.
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Mr. Trevor Calkins  - 1:00 PM - 2:15 PM
Using a Project as a way to Teach Decimals, Fractions and Percent
This one day a week project can start anytime during the year. Teachers should bring a calculator to the session and if possible a highlighter. Collecting and interpreting data over time will be another focus of the session. This can be done in grade four but grade five and six curriculum will be the focus.
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Mr. Trevor Calkins  - 2:30 PM - 3:45 PM
Struggling Mathematics Students - What to do?
A variety of strategies will be discussed for teaching students in grades three to six who are struggling with their basic facts and multidigit operations. The card sums project, which uses ten-frame cards to investigate probability, will be introduced for grade four to six students who fight being given work that appears below grade level.
Room: British Columbia
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Mr. John Felling  - 9:00 AM - 10:15 AM
Math Games for Teaching Fractions, Decimals and Percents Grades 4 - 6
Participants will play a variety of games that focus on: number sense, fractions, decimals, percents and ratios, especially on the commonalities between them. The games will also cover equivalency, operations and conversions, problem solving. Critical thinking skills are emphasized throughout. All activities are tied directly to the curriculum. Gameboards will be provided and ideas and strategies for tackling this challenging part of the curri...
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Mrs. Jane Felling  - 10:45 AM - 12:00 PM
Play on Words - Primary Literacy Games
Are you a teacher who is looking for multi-sensory hands-on games to teach and practice literacy concepts? This workshop integrates the use of letter tiles, dice and word decks and will cover: introducing the alphabet and its' sounds, word patterns/families, rhyme, cloze and decoding skills and more. Activities are great for regular, ESL,. small or whole group instructions, literacy backpacks/daily 5. New games and strategies, ready to use ga...
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Mrs. Jane Felling  - 1:00 PM - 2:15 PM
Primarily Place Value - Math Games K - 3
Place value has long been considered a challenging part of the curriculum for students to understand and teachers often struggle with how to bring these concepts to life. Get your students on the "power play" team with our best strategies for teaching: reading, ordering and comparing #'s, patterns, adding 10's, 100's, rounding and expanding #'s, standard form. Games incorporate the use of number lines, cards and dice. Gameboards provided, stud...
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Mr. John Felling  - 2:30 PM - 3:45 PM
Differentiating Math Instruction with Dice - Games for Grades 4 - 6
Are you intrigued by dice and multi-sided dice and want to maximize learning opportunities by using them more often? Come prepared to play games and discover their math "personalities" and their potential for maximum use in your math program. Concepts covered will include: all operations, mixed operations, place value, graphing and data analysis. All activities will be tied to the curriculum. Gameboards, student samples and ideas for differentia...
Room: Centennial Room
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Ms. Joan Wood  - 9:00 AM - 10:15 AM
Your Pension Matters - February 27, 2014 9 am to 10:30 am
A general overview of the Teachers' Pension Plan will be presented. The session includes the following topics: • structure of the plan • registration and beneficiary requirements • purchasing and transferring service • pension, death and termination benefits • how pensions are calculated • pension options and the ATRF advance • steps to retirement
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Ms. Karen J Pheasant  - 10:45 AM - 12:00 PM
Aboriginal Identity in Contemporary Times
Today we have 2nd and 3rd generation Aboriginal students without a sense of cultural identity. Loss of identity is for a multitude of reasons; this is not a workshop about that. In this session,we will introduce the social and cultural elements of cultural practices, such as pow-wow and ceremony. This presentation will be about how both Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal educators can infuse cultural worldviews into the daily curriculum based on the i...
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Ms. Karen J Pheasant  - 1:00 PM - 2:15 PM
What is FNMI Culture Today
Karen J Pheasant shares her dual world experience as an educator. She was educated since primary school in Public School, and spent several years teaching within her community Band school. Based on these experiences, she will share and engage a discussion on how to approach the topic of bringing FNMI to the curriculum.
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Ms. Lindsay Wright  - 2:30 PM - 3:45 PM
Move & Play through Traditional Games
A collaboration between the Alberta Native Friendship Centres Association and the Be Fit For Life Network, you will experience Traditional Games and learn about resources available to support sharing the games with students.
Room: Chairman
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Ms. Sharon Carne  - 9:00 AM - 10:15 AM
Sound Inspiration: The Power of Sound to Focus the Mind and Spark Creativity
Sound and music have always been a great source of inspiration for humanity. But, it does much more than that! Science is expanding our understanding of the intimate relationship between the human being and sound. The information emerging about how sound affects the brain and mind gives us much to consider and explore in learning how to use more of the brain, speed learning, enhance memory and deepen our inspiration. This is an interactive sessio...
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Dr. Karena Toy  - 10:45 AM - 12:00 PM
Encouraging Innovative Thinking in Students
Innovative ideas are the backbone of real-world solutions to contemporary problems. Alberta`s Vision for Education (2013) calls for a responsive and relevant education system that produces students who are capable of considering and solving complex problems through innovative solutions. This session will provide insight into teaching and assessment processes that will encourage innovative thinking in students.
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Ms. Gabriela Ostendorfer  - 1:00 PM - 2:15 PM
Everything I Need to Learn in Life, I Learned in Las Vegas
Ladies and Gentlemen, welcome to Flight 2014, destination Las Vegas, Nevada. During our flight you will learn the 5 Life Lessons you need to know to live an engaged, passionate, ignited life. Fasten your seatbelts, sit back and relax...Let the entertainment begin!
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Mrs. Christie Noble  - 2:30 PM - 3:45 PM
Making Music, Literacy, and Movement Fun for the Little Ones
This session is specifically geared toward teachers of students ages 2-5, and highlights music, literacy, and movement to support classroom activities. Come prepared to move, and have fun! Participants will leave with ready to use ideas and energizers!
Room: Consulate
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Ms. Cheryl Storie  - 9:00 AM - 10:15 AM
Mentoring Student Teachers
This is a session regarding Field Experiences at the University of Alberta. We will go into the specifics of student teaching practicums and how to be an effective mentor for student teachers.
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Mr. Kevin Bergen  - 10:45 AM - 12:00 PM
School App - The Next Generation of Communicating with your Stakeholders
This session will explore the development and use of a school Smartphone App for individual schools. Learn what can be done with a school App, how to determine what the App should do, where to look to get a school App developed and in use and costs involved. This will be an interactive session, with plenty of time to ask questions and see school Apps in use.
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Mr. Dean Sarnecki  - 1:00 PM - 2:15 PM
Issues in Catholic Education
There are many issues currently in Catholic education in Alberta. From the Education Act and regulation writing to the various legal and constitutional questions to forming future Catholic educators and leaders. Catholic education administrators are facing a variety of issues on many fronts. Dean will introduce you to the various challenges and topics that concern the work of the Alberta Catholic School Trustees Association and some trends we ...
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Dr. Gerard Mclarney  - 2:30 PM - 3:45 PM
Elves, Orcs, Hobbits and the Meaning of Life According to J.R.R. Tolkien:A Theological Investigation
The enigmatic and obscure Oxford philologist J.R.R. Tolkien produced a corpus of writings on the world of Middle Earth that has captivated countless readers. The cinematic renderings of the Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit has further popularized his works, yet readers and viewers alike are often surprised at the profound impression Tolkien’s faith has made upon his writings. This talk offers educators of Literature and Religion insight into the...
Room: Director
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Ms. Joan Wood  - 9:00 AM - 3:45 PM    This Session is Full
Pension Interviews - Thursday, February 27 - 9 am to 4 pm
Pension Interviews - Pre-registration is required through a link from the GETCA website to ATRF's website or directly at ATRF's website.
Room: Leduc
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Ms. Barbara Mariconda  - 9:00 AM - 10:15 AM
Powerful Models for Narrative and Expository Writing
Grades 2 – 6 It’s easy to identify weaknesses in student writing. A greater challenge involves providing models of powerful writing – vehicles for raising awareness and driving instruction. This session highlights Barbara Mariconda’s Empowering Writers techniques through numerous annotated exemplars of strong writing for classroom analysis with practical tools that empower students to apply these skills in their own writing.
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Ms. Barbara Mariconda  - 10:45 AM - 12:00 PM
The Reading/Writing Connection – Using Literature to Teach Writing
Grades 3 - 9 Participants will learn how to deconstruct literature in order to use it as a vehicle for teaching writing (narrative, expository, opinion, persuasive, research). Empowering Writers author Barbara Mariconda’s middle grade novel, The Voyage of Lucy P. Simmons: Lucy at Sea (HarperCollins) and young adult novel, Bird with the Heart of a Mountain, will be used as examples, however these practical strategies can be applied to any book. ...
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Ms. Barbara Mariconda  - 1:00 PM - 2:15 PM
Teaching Cross-Curricular Writing – How to Do it All!
Grades 2 – 5 In school and beyond students will need to write for a wide variety of purposes and audiences. Narrative writing, expository writing, opinion and persuasive writing, as well as grammar, research, and letter writing need to be specifically taught and consistently reinforced. Learn how to set up relevant thematic units through which all of these meaningful writing tasks can be woven. A comprehensive handout with lesson plans and o...
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Ms. Rayanne Doucet  - 2:30 PM - 3:45 PM
The Verse Project
The Edmonton Poetry Festival presents "the Verse Project", a program that sends published poets into schools, to engage youth at all grade levels in the poetic art form. We expose youth to language and learning poetry in a fun, content rich program. This program helps students explore poetry as a living, breathing, accessible art form. The session will provide teachers with relevant information about our program and how it will help them teach p...
Room: Manitoba
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Michael Furdyk  - 9:00 AM - 10:15 AM
Imagining Future Friendly Schools: Technology, Global Citizenship, and Student Voice
Michael Furdyk will take us through his decade-long journey with TakingITGlobal (TIG), creating an online network engaging millions of youth in taking action on the world’s greatest challenges. TIG has engaged more than 40 million young people in 13 languages in informal learning, and has a growing community of more than 4,000 schools in 140 countries taking their classrooms global. He will share ...
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Mr. Christian Veronneau  - 10:45 AM - 12:00 PM
Le sexe des anges
Égaux mais si différents, les femmes et les hommes s'évertuent à se comprendre à travers les aléas de la vie. Plus qu’on ne le croit, leur différence explique bien des situations de notre quotidien personnel, relationnel et professionnel. À l'école du 21e siècle, il importe, comme pédagogue de se pencher sur notre charmante différence afin de mieux la percevoir, la comprendre et la vivre agréablement. Je vous propose donc un périple ludique mai...
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Mr. Christian Veronneau  - 1:00 PM - 2:15 PM
Voyage aux sources du décrochage
Véritable fléau des temps modernes, le décrochage scolaire demeure peu affecté par toutes les mesures prises pour l’enrayer. Il engendre pourtant des dépenses sociales complètement folles et on le sent précurseur bien souvent d’une espèce de désaveu social… Peut-être est-il mal combattu parce que mal compris ? Je crois que la science moderne peut apporter beaucoup de pistes de compréhension et d’interventions et c’est ce que je me propose de vou...
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Mr. Christian Veronneau  - 2:30 PM - 3:45 PM
De la connexion à l'attachement
L’enseignement est bien souvent une forme de relation d’aide et à ce titre elle se fonde sur une connexion et un attachement significatif avec l’autre afin d’être mobilisante et efficace… Je vous propose donc un périple scientifique aux sources de cette connexion et de cet attachement, une incursion dans ces rapports humains si déterminants… Venez découvrir les théories percutantes et les découvertes surprenantes qui ont ouvert la voie à un co...
Room: Saskatchewan
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Dr. Gerard Mclarney  - 9:00 AM - 10:15 AM
The Christ Event and the Religions of the World: A Catholic Perspective
Our pluriform society is home to an increasing array of viewpoints and traditions—many of which are informed and sustained by religious conviction. Grasping the fundamentals of world religions is, arguably, paramount for citizens of the 21st century. Yet how can students be equipped for such a task? This presentation seeks to provide the basic perspectives on how Catholicism views and engages other faith and proffers various models and analogi...
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Dr. Richard Rymarz  - 10:45 AM - 12:00 PM
Get Inspired! Some new ideas about teaching religious education.
Religious education is a curriculum topic in every Catholic school in Alberta. As such, it is an important part of Catholic Education. Classroom teaching of religious education, however, brings with it a range of challenges. This workshop will assist teachers by highlighting good teaching practise. Thematic issues such as teaching scripture will addressed. As well, general pedagogical strategies such as use of narrative and discussion based lear...
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Ms. Bonnie Lebowitz  - 1:00 PM - 2:15 PM
Falling In Love With Reading! Engaging Readers in Reading Workshop Grades 3-6
This practical session will introduce teachers to the structure, components and classroom application of Readers Workshop for teachers of Grades 3-6. Readers Workshop is a researched based approach, engaging students and teaching reading in Division 2. Units of Study for Teaching Reading Grades 3-6 by Lucy Calkins will be shared as a resource.
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Mr. Gregg Silver  - 2:30 PM - 3:45 PM
Judaism, the cradle of Christianity
Understanding Judaism, its rites, rituals, culture and traditions leads to a greater understanding of the roots of other religions too. With the use of a video I have recently created for 5 Alberta school boards, we will have questions and discussion and we will investigate and learn about Judaism of today and of the past in a refreshing way.
Room: Vision
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Mr. Walter MacDonald White Bear  - 9:00 AM - 10:15 AM
Working with FNMI
Join storyteller musician Walter MacDonald White Bear for a unique workshop that utilizes traditional knowledge -contemporary music- based on 20 years of working with FMNI youth families and community. Real life experience and knowledge while addressing the unique challenges of FMNI students.
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Ms. Wendy Sheehan  - 10:45 AM - 12:00 PM
ASEBP Retirement Benefit Planning
Retirement can seem exciting but also a little daunting at the same time, especially with all the paperwork and planning to be done. Your health benefits are an important part of your retirement planning. Come let a representative from the Alberta School Employee Benefit Plan (ASEBP) walk you through the ins and outs of your benefits when you retire. Participants will learn about eligibility requirements for maintaining their ASEBP benefits into ...
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Ms. Jennifer Jones  - 1:00 PM - 2:15 PM
Trios that Teach!
Looking for great literature to teach curriculum - how about trios of them! We will be introducing sets of three top-notch books that you can use on Monday to improve your Language Arts, Social Studies, Science and Health programs.
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Ms. Jennifer Jones  - 2:30 PM - 3:45 PM
It's a book, a METAFICTIVE book!
Metafictive literature promotes a reading style involving interactive participation and interpretation in the search for meaning (Lewis, 2011.) Sounds too good to be true ... come find out how metafictive literature can change your literacy program.
Room: Yukon
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Mrs. Denise Gagne  - 9:00 AM - 10:15 AM
Literacy through Music
Build vocabulary, fluency, pre-reading skills and more through rhymes and music. In this session, you’ll learn finger-plays, action songs, stories and singing games that are fun, and you’ll learn ways to use them with your emerging readers.
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Mrs. Denise Gagne  - 10:45 AM - 12:00 PM
Dances and Singing Games for Music and PE Classes
Dance and Singing Games are activities that students really enjoy in both PE and Music. In this session Denise will share some of her favorites for K-6 music and PE classes - Hunt the Cows, Jig Jig Jiggles, Old Maid, and many more!
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Ms. Stacy Harper  - 1:00 PM - 2:15 PM
Second Language Solutions - Alberta Distance Learning Centre
This session will introduce Second Language teachers to imaginative and interactive courseware designed to supplement a teacher’s delivery of Second Language programs. ADLC offers Second Language Courses online and in print format. (FSL 4-9-9y; FSL 10 20 30-3y; Spanish 4-6; Spanish 10 20 30; German 10 20 30; Ukrainian 10 20 30; ESL). Teachers of Second Languages will walk away with immediate solutions for their Second Language classroom!
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Ms. Stacy Harper  - 2:30 PM - 3:45 PM
No ELL Resource? No problem!
No English Language Learner Resource? No problem! ADLC offers a new, interactive ELL Resource designed to teach English and develop literacy using an engaging and effective online course. Students receive one to one instruction and progress at their own pace through the imaginative activities. Parents receive detailed progress reports in their first language. Come see what we are all about and walk away with immediate solutions for your Engl...

Winspear

Room: Enmax Room
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Ms. Edmonton Symphony Orchestra  - 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Open Dress Rehearsal with the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra
Come to the Winspear Centre for a relaxing morning of Gershwin with the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra and guest artist Denzal Sinclaire! From 9 to 10, learn about the rehearsal process and delve into the genius of Gershwin in a pre-rehearsal chat led by ESO Music Director Bill Eddins. You'll even come away with some ideas on how to incorporate jazz into your classroom! Then, from 10-12, experience the ESO in rehearsal, learning from a projected ...
Room: Rehearsal Hall
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Sherryl Sewepagaham  - 1:00 PM - 2:15 PM
Cross-Curricular Connections: Linking Social Studies and Music
Bring along a generalist friend to discover the many connections which can be made between social studies and music. Learn about links between Aboriginal and classical music and leave with ideas to apply in your classroom.

Friday, February 28, 2014

Art Gallery

Room: 1
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Mr. Stephan Baker  - 9:00 AM - 10:15 AM    This Session is Full
Anyone Can Draw – Pastel and Charcoal
This session is for teachers of grades 1 - 9 and is designed to give teachers confidence in using pastels and charcoal for art projects. Teachers will learn how to use this different medium to help their students create stunning and unique artwork. Course content will be different from previous sessions offered under the same title. This is a popular, practical and hands-on workshop.
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Mr. Stephan Baker  - 10:45 AM - 12:00 PM    This Session is Full
Anyone Can Paint – Watercolour
This session is for teachers of Kindergarten to Grade 6 and is designed to give teachers confidence in using watercolour paints in the classroom. Simple but effective projects that students love to do will be demonstrated. Course content will be different from previous sessions offered under the same title. This is a popular, practical and hands-on workshop.
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Mr. Stephan Baker  - 1:15 PM - 2:30 PM    This Session is Full
Anyone Can Take Pictures
Anyone Can Take Pictures is a new session taught by Stephan Baker who is a Professional Photographer and Artist. He believes that photography is a great tool for kids in the classroom. This session is designed for teachers who would like to use photography as a medium in the classroom. You will learn how to teach the students to "see" differently by participating in a "hands on" project. Composition, lighting, design and camera usage will be disc...

Cosmopolitan Music Society

Room: Music
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Mr. Paul Stelter  - 1:15 PM - 2:30 PM
Tips and Techniques for band directors with the NJHB
Paul Stelter has successfully been teaching Concert and Jazz Band from grades 6 -12 in Southern Alberta. Currently in Okotoks, AB, Paul is the band director at John Collegiate, a grade 7-9 school with 235 students involved in the band program. His bands consistently achieve Superior ratings at local, provincial and national music festivals.

Edmonton Public Library

Room: Library Theatre
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Opera NUOVA  - 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Dress Rehearsal -Naomi's Road
This touching and delightful 45-min opera is about 9-year old Naomi and her brother who are separated from their family and moved from Vancouver to Interior BC and eventually to Alberta during the Japanese Internment of the Second World War. Though the context is mature, the story is told from the perspective of a child. The characters are universal and students can identify with at least one of them as many of them are children. Naomi’s story...

H. E. Beriault Catholic Junior High School, 8125-167 Street

Room: #2-101
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Mr. Jim Jones  - 9:00 AM - 2:15 PM    This Session is Full
Woodturning - An Introduction
This is a day-long hands-on workshop dedicated to wood turning, safety and sharpening. There is a $20\person materials cost - payable at the session. This session will take place a school shop ( yet to be determined) within the confines of the city of Edmonton. The projects covered during the day will all be directly connected to the curriculum for Construction Technology - in particular CON1140.

Shaw

Room: Hall D
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General Rick Hillier  - 9:00 AM - 10:15 AM
Leadership in Tough Times
Building on a life of leadership, in the presence of leaders and supported by the leaders that are Canada's sons and daughters in uniform, summarized in his Leadership book, General Hillier takes his audience on a journey through what he learned from the school of hard knocks...
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Ms. Kaitlin Roig  - 10:45 AM - 12:00 PM
Defining Your Purpose
Kaitlin Roig endured one of the worst tragedies the world has ever seen. She had to make a choice to move forward. In that process she knew that she had been given another chance at life. She was able to find the positive in the darkness and to bring the good out of terrible evil. She made a choice, to be caring, compassionate, kind, loving and empathetic and to teach that to her students. She rea...
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Mr. Paul Huschilt  - 1:15 PM - 2:30 PM
Everybody Stay Calm
Under the guise of a ‘low-budget spa’, this hilarious presentation reverses the negative effects of stress by teaching 7 low-budget humour habits. Laugh as you enjoy an eclectic mix of comedy, experiential activities and even a comedic song or two. Learn fun and fascinating facts such as: ‘laughter releases immunity building chemicals that would be illegal if you bought them on the street’, and ‘a...
Room: Salon 1
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Ms. P Gail Whiteford  - 9:00 AM - 10:15 AM
Gore Makeup
Learn the basics of gore makeup: bruises, black eyes, cuts, scars and dueling wounds…..all on a budget. The skills can be used in a number or courses as a practical and fun hands-on activity. Come in healthy; exit looking like you need medical leave. This session is good for Drama, Sport Medicine, Film and Media studies, & Cosmetology.
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Ms. Colleen Ring  - 10:45 AM - 12:00 PM
A Season for Nonviolence - 64 Days, 64 Ways for Sowing and Growing Peace
The Season marks the 64 days between the anniversary of the assassination of Mahatma Gandhi on January 30 and that of Martin Luther King, Jr. on April 4. The brainchild and vision of Arun Gandhi it was first launched in 1998.The purpose of the Season is to focus education and community action on attaining peace and justice in the spirit of Gandhi and King. The Season teaches that every person can move the world forward in the direction of peace t...
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Ms. Michelle Broda  - 1:15 PM - 2:30 PM
Get Your Students Engaaged and Motivated
Get your students ready for an intense race through the curricular outcomes! Based on the shows 'Amazing Race' and 'Survivor', we will have you walk away with a completed week-long, cross-curricular plan to engage and motivate your students.
Room: Salon 10
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Mrs. Karen Kondor  - 9:00 AM - 10:15 AM
Cyber Bullying
This information packed session provides an overview of the hot topic of Cyber Bullying, and some practical solutions to the problem.
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Ms. Irene Sifrer  - 10:45 AM - 12:00 PM
Connecting a New Generation to the Foods Classroom
Learn about McGraw-Hill Ryerson’s new Food and Nutrition program designed for grades 9-12. Hands-on activities, practical skills application, critical thinking skills and relevant student connections will be reviewed. Print and digital solutions will be shared. Sponsored by McGraw-Hill Ryerson.
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Ms. Ariel Haubrich  - 1:15 PM - 2:30 PM
Keep Calm & Teach On!
Stress has become such a common part of life that we sometimes forget what a profound effect it can have on us personally & professionally! We joke about it, forget about it, brush it off and bring it on, but we also need to address it! This session uses humor and research to speak to the reasons, signs and symptoms of stress. Participants will be given strategies for keeping calm and managing change as we embrace our busy, important and fulfilli...
Room: Salon 12
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Francoise Ruban  - 9:00 AM - 10:15 AM
Tips, Tricks and Strategies for Successful Facilitation Skills
Are you interested in learning how to successfully plan and facilitate a session for your colleagues or are you doing this work now and looking to sharpen your skills? This engaging presentation will help participants to discuss and discover different planning tools and strategies for leading adult learners.
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Mrs. Cheryl Henjum  - 10:45 AM - 12:00 PM
Effective and Successful Mathematical RTI Strategies
What are the most important tools for teaching mathematics at the elementary level? The right “math tools” can be a crucial part of the mathematical success for ALL students. This is an exciting hands-on workshop where you will build, use and understand amazing “math tools” that will greatly improve your mathematical teaching. Teachers of grades K-5 will come away with helpful and motivating resources for students of all levels. Assessments and...
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Dr. Suzanne Stewart  - 1:15 PM - 2:30 PM
Aboriginal Education Research: What is Means for Educators and Policy Makers
Aboriginal education is considered a key area of concerns across various disciplines worldwide, with far reaching implications for health, mental health, and economics. This paper describes a qualitative hybrid model of Aboriginal-narrative research methodology developed by the presenter to investigate Aboriginal psychoeducation in Canada. A description of the important issues inherent to Aboriginal education and how these can be addressed by ed...
Room: Salon 13/14
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Mr. Cory Johnson  - 9:00 AM - 10:15 AM
Turning Disabilities into Possibilities
Born with Cerebral Palsy and suffering a stroke at the age of 11 has not deterred Cory Johnson from living life to the fullest. He uses his life experiences, inspiration and education to overcome the barriers that others impose on him. He encourages his audiences to see new possibilities within themselves and others. With his own perception on life, he’ll challenge you to remove some of your barriers.
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Mrs. Tanya Braybrook  - 10:45 AM - 12:00 PM
Math Profile Assessment Tool
The Math Profile Assessment Tool is a student, teacher and parent friendly strategy in line with the assessment for learning philosophy. It assesses the curricular objectives on a regular basis, providing achievement information and clearly pinpoints areas of strength and weakness specific to each student. This session will show how to actively involve students in their own assessment as they routinely graph their results.
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Mrs. Tanya Braybrook  - 1:15 PM - 2:30 PM
Assessment for Learning in an Elementary Math Classroom
Do you feel like your assessment strategies aren’t “measuring up”? This session will offer teachers new strategies for assessing students’ achievement of the math objectives. An overview of the research along with practical ideas, suggestions and samples of students’ work will be shared. Strategies to incorporate learning targets, rubrics and math projects will be discussed. An extensive handout will be provided.
Room: Salon 15/16
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Mr. Gary Simpson  - 9:00 AM - 10:15 AM
Anti-Bullying Education in Religious Education Classes
Religious education curriculum and anti-bullying curriculum fit together naturally. The religious education classroom can be a zone where students learn how to accept people from a wide variety of backgrounds. A few specific examples of anti-bullying lessons that can be used in a religious education program will be presented. Those in attendance will be invited to share what they are doing to reduce bullying in the religious education courses th...
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Mrs. Dara Choy  - 10:45 AM - 12:00 PM
Understanding and supporting students with Tourette Syndrome Plus
Although characterized by verbal and physical tics, these children usually present with additional disorders, including ADHD, OCD, sleep/mood disorders, and sensory integration disorder. Life at school and home is very challenging for the child, parents, teachers, and peers when neurological disorders are present. The academic and social impact of TS and the coexisting disorders will be discussed, along with strategies to support these children i...
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Ms. Mavis Averill  - 1:15 PM - 2:30 PM
How Trauma Affects Learning and What Can Be Done About It
Inner city youth, many of First Nations, Metis and Inuit (FNMI) descent, have traditionally had struggles within school systems. Many have had a great deal of personal trauma in their lives. This presentation will show how the trauma they have experienced has affected the brain in a way which compromises learning and causes students to be continually distracted from their classroom lessons. It will give suggestions regarding trauma-informed teach...
Room: Salon 17/18
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Ms. Carol Vaage  - 9:00 AM - 10:15 AM
Emergent Curriculum and Inquiry
The theory of emergent curriculum through inquiry and learning based project approach is outlined and defined. Descriptions and comprehensive examples are provided for how to begin, sustain and culminate projects. Social constructivism and the Reggio approach provide the framework for this work.
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Ms. Carol Vaage  - 10:45 AM - 12:00 PM
Documentation
The Reggio teachers use documentation to make children's learning visible to the child, parents, colleagues and administrators. This presentation outlines the types of documentation, the media that can be used, and the professional development rigour that transpires when teachers document the learning. Examples are provided throughout.
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Ms. Carol Vaage  - 1:15 PM - 2:30 PM
Journeys into the Big Beyond
Is the child’s world only in their immediate present and place? Through the multitude of different class learning adventures (inquiries/projects) that were co-created with children, I know that children can jump into the big beyond of our world. They can be part of the life journey in places and ideas beyond their doorstep. I truly understood this when I was on my African safari and discovered that I knew things about Africa that I had learned “W...
Room: Salon 19/20
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Ms. Melanie Fricot  - 9:00 AM - 10:15 AM
Morning Prayer with Pizazz
This active workshop will help teachers to add breadth to their morning prayer routines, and to encourage students to engage and have fun with prayer. We will explore how to use games, music, drama, art and DPA as part of prayer in your Catholic or Christian classroom; as well as how to encourage students to take ownership over leading prayer. Come prepared to participate and have fun!
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Ms. Vanessa Restivo  - 10:45 AM - 12:00 PM
Population & Public Health Dietitian
Do you want something more than pop and candy in your vending machine or school store? Tired of serving hotdogs at your special event days? From classroom rewards to fundraising, this interactive session will provide practical strategies on how to make the foods sold and served in your school healthier. Get new ideas from your colleagues and learn about tools and resources that can help. There will be a chance to share success stories and to begi...
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Mrs. Brenda Mazur / Bev Hanson  - 1:15 PM - 2:30 PM
Learning Through Listening in the Classroom: Auditory Strategies for Students with Hearing Loss
This presentation will include an overview of the implications of advances in hearing technology on the development of listening and spoken language. Classroom strategies to support learning through listening will be reviewed. Setting appropriate expectations and factors affecting outcomes will also be discussed. Presented by Bev Hanson, MSLP, R.SLP and Brenda Mazur, R.SLP, S-LP (C), Speech-Language Pathologists at the Glenrose Rehabilitatio...
Room: Salon 2
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Mr. Joel Pukalo  - 9:00 AM - 10:15 AM
Maximizing Student Potential
As a teacher and educational researcher, Joel has created resources that enable educational professionals to empower every student to develop self-efficacy and recognize their own unique skill set. Understanding their unique personality and skills creates an ideal climate for students to flourish and achieve their maximum potential in life.
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Mr. Garrick Burron  - 10:45 AM - 12:00 PM
Teaching about Interactions and Ecosystems Through a Citizen Science Project
Citizen science projects offer benefits for students, teachers, and the scientific community. We will describe a citizen science project for grade 7 science. In this project, students will utilize a mobile application to collect and record data that will contribute to a scientists’ research study on earthworms (an invasive species in Alberta). This project is can be used to teach concepts such as interactions and interdependence, environmental i...
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Ms. Lenora Bells  - 1:15 PM - 2:30 PM
Dances around the World in the Classroom. (I Teach Dance, but I am not a dancer!)
Dances from Around the World includes classroom curriculum areas of ELA, Math, Music, Social Studies and targets grades 3-6. You can teach dance, even if you are not a dancer. This session will prepare you and your students with a variety of cultural stories in this interactive Social Studies based session. We will travel around the globe experiencing dances from different countries. • Please be prepared to dance and have fun!
Room: Salon 3
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Mr. Christian Veronneau  - 9:00 AM - 10:15 AM
L'intimidation expliquée
Trop présente dans nos écoles, l'intimidation laisse sur son passage des jeunes blessés et fragilisés, des parents inquiets et démunis. Mais une fois comprise, elle n'a plus la même portée, ne peut plus faire les mêmes dégâts. Je me propose donc de vous expliquer qui sont l'intimidateur et l'intimidé. Et de là vous pourrez constater que la science offre de belles pistes d'intervention efficace. On s'attaquera à l'intimidation, un jeune à la foi...
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Mr. Dan Grassick  - 10:45 AM - 12:00 PM
The ‘Science-in-the-News” Trojan Horse: Why we must teach media literacy and how it can be done
Some students believe that Science is static; a never-changing list of laws and tomes of old experiments. One way to circumvent this is to bring the News into your classroom. Be careful! The News is a Trojan Horse containing biases, sensationalized headlines, and claims that can be far from the truth. This session will provide a humorous explanation for teachers on why caution is warranted, and will share lesson ideas that can be used to teach gr...
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Mr. Christian Veronneau  - 1:15 PM - 2:30 PM
L'Odyssée du stress dans l'enseignement
Nous avons un des métiers les plus confrontant, et les plus stressants. Dans le monde de l’enseignement, les sources de stress sont importantes et nombreuses… On n’a qu’à penser à la lourdeur de la tâche, aux élèves difficiles... Et j’en passe… Et que dire des ravages de ce stress ! Absentéisme, morosité, fatigue chronique, désarroi, burn-out… Je vous propose un atelier qui fera le tour de la question en plus de montrer des pistes simples ...
Room: Salon 4
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Mrs. Pat Lore  - 9:00 AM - 10:15 AM
What’s the Story Behind the Grade?
There are misconceptions among parents and students about what a grade indicates. Does it reflect achievement? Behaviour? Attitude? This session will explore effective grading practices that will help teachers accurately communicate student achievement of curricular outcomes.
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Mrs. Pat Lore  - 10:45 AM - 12:00 PM
Assessment 911: Help! I have an outcomes-based report card – now what?
Now that you are using an outcomes-based report card, what does assessment and grading look like in your classroom? In this session, participants will explore ways to plan for assessment with outcomes-based report cards in mind.
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Mr. Ever Active Schools  - 1:15 PM - 2:30 PM
Wellness Starts with YOU!
Need a boost to get you started in your personal wellness journey? Want some tools that will help you increase balance and take steps towards a healthier you? Come and experience ways to create a culture of wellness with yourself, your staff and your school community.
Room: Salon 5
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Ms. Katherine (Katie) Kitschke  - 9:00 AM - 10:15 AM
CyberWorld: Technology and how it is changing the world for our children
Cyber World: What happens when youth press 'send'? In this presentation we will talk about: What the Internet is and how it can be used. Why we need to teach and talk about internet safety and having boundaries online. How youth are being sexually exploited and lured online. We will discuss Cell Phones and Online Gaming and their places in the cyber world.
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Mrs. Gail Green  - 10:45 AM - 12:00 PM
The Leader in Me Vision Session
Based on Stephen R. Covey's new best-selling book, The Leader in Me Overview , this session highlights Canadian Schools and schools across the globe that have incorporated The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People and other leadership tools into their everyday curriculum. This interactive session will help participants begin the formulation a vision on What a Culture of Leadership can add to their schools.
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Mrs. Jill Taylor  - 1:15 PM - 2:30 PM
Drug and Alcohol Prevention in High Schools
This High School focused session with give schools strategies and tools to look at their own student population drug use and trends, to examine some strategy ideas to focus on prevention in High School settings and to show some promising practices in reducing the risk factors associated with youth drug and alcohol use and abuse. This session will also briefly discuss Community Interagency Partnerships and how schools can become a major contribu...
Room: Salon 6
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Mr. Michael Kennedy  - 9:00 AM - 10:15 AM
Beyond the Physics Curriculum
The physics curriculum is full of interesting and important material. But there are times when we teach beyond the curriculum. Not AP or IB requirements though. This session is a chance to hear and share background or personal stories that provide enrichment, entertainment, and elucidation to our students while we teach the physics curriculum and beyond.
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Mr. Kurtis Hewson  - 10:45 AM - 12:00 PM
Investigating a Collaborative Response Model: PLC, RTI and Inclusion
Responding to the individual needs of students involves a cultural shift in schools. A Collaborative Response Model is a school-wide framework that places inclusion at the core and ensures a collaborative response in relation to the individual needs of students. Investigate the establishment of a Collaborative Response Model that values collaboration, assessment and intervention. Learn how response to intervention, professional learning communiti...
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Mr. Wade Sorochan  - 1:15 PM - 2:30 PM
Stress in the Classroom; What's the Cost?
Stress in the Classroom; What's the Cost? Media personality and Mental Health Advocate Wade Sorochan talks about stress and how it can bring on mental health issues for students and teachers, and if not dealt with, could lead to to increased absenteeism, leaves of absence and possible tragic results.
Room: Salon 7
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Mrs. Robyn Skaley  - 9:00 AM - 10:15 AM
CANCELLED
Motivating, encouraging and enticing boys to read great fiction is a common and ongoing challenge that teachers, librarians, and parents face. Find great tips and ideas to help encourage readers, and identify great resources. We'll look at favorite genres, trends, and make connections between nonfiction, graphic novels, and fiction resources.
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Mrs. Robyn Skaley  - 10:45 AM - 12:00 PM
CANCELLED
Teen lit is everywhere these days…on the big screen, front and center in the bookstores. With an overabundance of choice, the challenge is to find the hidden gems among the trends. We'll look at favorites, award winners, new and noteworthy titles that will entice and interest your teen readers.
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Mrs. Robyn Skaley  - 1:15 PM - 2:30 PM
CANCELLED
Graphic novels are not just great hooks for reluctant readers. They can be rich, diverse, and multilayered texts that appeal to many types of readers. Where to look for quality titles to use in your classroom or library? We'll share some fantastic resources and essential titles, and brainstorm ideas for how you can use them with your students.
Room: Salon 8/9 Feature
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Mr. Paul Huschilt  - 9:00 AM - 10:15 AM
Seven Humour Habits for Workplace Wellness/ Everybody Stay Calm
Under the guise of a ‘low-budget spa’, this hilarious presentation reverses the negative effects of stress by teaching 7 low-budget humour habits. Laugh as you enjoy an eclectic mix of comedy, experiential activities and even a comedic song or two. Learn fun and fascinating facts such as: ‘laughter releases immunity building chemicals that would be illegal if you bought them on the street’, and, ‘...
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Ms. Hayley Wickenheiser  - 10:45 AM - 12:00 PM
Teamwork and Success
A four-time Olympic gold medalist, Hayley Wickenheiser is one of the most recognized women in sport and a dedicated advocate of women's hockey. In her talks and speeches, Wickenheiser tells the story about how Team Canada succeeded on the World Stage, through a deft combination of leadership and teamwork. She speaks on how to get everyone on the same page, working towards the same goal, and the ro...
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Mr. Minister Faust  - 1:15 PM - 2:30 PM
The Africa They Never Show You
Understanding Africa is a huge job, regardless of the topic: development, human rights, histories, sciences, cultures languages or anything else. Too much gets in the way: old and new stereotypes, Hollywood, and do-gooderism have each obscured the reality of 55 countries of Earth's second-largest continent. Join award-winning journalist and novelist, and former teacher Minister Faust for a dynamic audio-visual session to replace misunderstanding ...

University of Alberta Dentistry Building

Room: 3 rd Floor
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Mr. Scott Plesuk  - 10:45 AM - 12:00 PM    This Session Requires Pre-Registration
Edmonton Police Service - School Shooting Scenario Training
The Edmonton Police Service School Resource Officer Unit would like to invite you to take part in a scenario based training presentation. The objective of the presentation is to provide teachers and administrators an opportunity to partake in the decision making process in response to an active shooter in a school environment. The presentation initially consists of group discussion around an actual scenario. The maximum number of participants w...

Westin

Room: Alberta
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Mrs. Jane Felling  - 9:00 AM - 10:15 AM
Three Dozen Ideas with Three Dozen Dice - New K - 3 Math Games
Who knew regular dice could be used to teach and practice so many math concepts? Regular dice are easy to find and integrate into your math program. Come prepared to play games that help teach the following concepts: counting, patterning/subitizing, operations, place value, graphing, & fact fluency. Student samples/assessment ideas will be shared as well as ideas for whole and small group instruction. Reproducible gameboards provided. Many ...
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Mrs. Jane Felling  - 10:45 AM - 12:00 PM
Linking the Learning - Domino Math Games for Grades 4 - 6
Come prepared to play games that integrate the use of double 6 dominoes and that teach: all operations, place value, graphing and data analysis and more. This manipulative is found in most schools and is easy to use and implement into your math program. The games are appealing and motivating to all types of learners. Great gameboards provided, student samples, assessment ideas, classroom management tips shared. Excellent for small or whole group...
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Mr. Dan Grassick  - 1:15 PM - 2:30 PM
Prof. Plum, In the Study, With the Rope: Hands-on activities for teaching Evidence and Investigation
The Gr 6 Evidence and Investigation unit can be taught as a fantastic series of hands-on activities and in-class investigations. But just like committing the perfect crime, a certain bag of tricks and skill set are required. Come on down for a session filled with experiments, activities, and ideas that you can use in your class right away. Many resources will be shared, including a final exam based on the Clue board game. It’s so fun and easy, y...
Room: British Columbia
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Mr. Trevor Calkins  - 9:00 AM - 10:15 AM
Patterns, Problem Posing and Problem Solving
Learn how to teach the multiplication and division facts in three days. Then use formative assessment to ensure every student learns them. Student written problems using multi-digit operations will be a focus for this session. Using multiple strategies to get unstuck and to get started on a problem will be discussed.
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Mr. Michael Ng  - 10:45 AM - 12:00 PM
Innovative Chemistry Demos – Maki(Ng) Science Fun!
Lecture Series 1: If you’re looking for inexpensive and easy science experiments, you’ve come to the right place. This hands-on workshop offers eye-catching chemistry demonstrations that inspire the imagination and make chemistry fun. Join Michael and his staff as he revisits the first of his three Classic Lecture Series, where they share unforgettable learning experiences – the stories that kids talk about at the dinner table and remember for...
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Mr. Michael Ng  - 1:15 PM - 2:30 PM
Innovative Chemistry Demos – Maki(Ng) Glow, Snow, and Science Magic Grow!
Lecture Series 2: Join Michael and his staff as the eye-catching chemistry demonstrations continue in the second of his five part Classic Lecture Series. The hands-on workshop of unforgettable learning experiences will glow and grow forever – inspiring the imagination and making science fun.
Room: Centennial Room
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Mr. Paul Bohnert  - 9:00 AM - 10:15 AM
CTS/CTF In Your Schools - Free Resources, Promotions and PD
Learn how to enhance your CTS/CTF programming in your school with free CTS/CTF resources, promotional tools and learn about provincial PD opportunities that will increase the exposure of CTS/CTF in your school and parent community. Current Alberta labour force strengths and challenges will be discussed and what your school can do to better prepare your students for the future of Alberta’s workforce.