NCTCA 2022 has ended
Entertainment (links found on SCHED):
Friday 5pm-5:30pm -
Movie Night: "Back Home Again" (30 minutes)

Jeff Newman - Mentalist. Magician. Trickster.
Jeff Newman Performance

Live Chat available (bottom right hand corner) on mynctca.com   Wed: 5pm-9pm, Thurs 7am-5:30pm, Friday 8am-5pm

NCTCA 2022 Presidents’ Welcome Address - National Anthem, Indigenous Land Acknowledgement, Honorary President and Opening Remarks.

ATA President’s Address - Jason Schilling

ACEE (Alberta Council for Environmental Education) Symposium Thursday, February 10th: English: Virtual Room 17, French: Virtual Room 18

Take a 5 minute activity break!  Ready In Five Video Library!
Learn more about how you can bring Ready in Five into your classroom at www.getreadyinfive.com

Morgex Presents: Robyne Hanley-Dafoe! ***Pre-recorded***All In: Mastering Life with Work Integration for Optimal Performance and Wellness

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Session availability:  All sessions (Live & Pre-recorded) will be available on SCHED until April 1st UNLESS SPECIFICALLY ADDRESSED IN THE TITLE. (Eg.  LIVE SESSION ONLY or RECORDING AVAILABLE UNTIL XXX)  ***Live session recordings will be available on SCHED by MONDAY***
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Friday, February 11 • 9:00am - 10:00am
The power of the group: What can teachers and administrators learn from guppies & cockroaches? (Recording available until April 1, 2022)

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A typical human being is smart, rational, and predictable. But when you put a bunch of them together, that can quickly fall apart. From Black Friday shoppers stampeding at the mall, to rioting Canucks fans at the end of a playoff run, examples of “dumb” crowds aren’t hard to find. But why? After all, when you put individual animals into groups, the opposite usually happens. A guppy within a school of fish makes faster and more accurate decisions than it can when it’s alone. A group of cockroaches can solve math problems well beyond what any individual cockroach can do. In the past few years, the science of group dynamics has revealed many jaw-dropping phenomena, and the fascinating but understandable mechanisms behind them. I’ll discuss this work, with a focus on tangible lessons for teachers and administrators who work with groups of students in a classroom, or teams of staff-members in a school.

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Dan Riskin

Dan Riskin, PhD, is a biologist, science journalist, and author. He is best known as CTV’s Science and Technology Specialist, and as the former co-host of Daily Planet on The Discovery Channel. Dan was born and raised in Edmonton, where he began his career as a bat biologist, focused... Read More →

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Pam Arnason

Spruce Grove Composite High School

Friday February 11, 2022 9:00am - 10:00am MST
Virtual Feature Room C None
  Feature / Conférencier, Teacher Wellness / Bien-être
  • Language of Presentation English
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  • Language of Presentation English
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