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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

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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***
Thursday, February 10 • 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Misconceptions and Disinformation in Science and Education

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The idea that scientific theories are uncertain is a common misconception many people have about science. Or that you need a force to keep something moving. Or that global warming is the result of a whole in the Ozone layer. Misconceptions are common, pervasive and exist for a number of different reasons. We can hold scientific misconceptions without even being aware of it. We often accept as true things we have been told since childhood and those beliefs can be stubborn and very resistant to change. All students enter science classes with misconceptions and teachers have the daunting task of convincing them of an alternate reality. In this session Kerry and Ian will provide examples of common misconceptions of both scientific facts and scientific processes as well as provide techniques to help students along the road to understanding.

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Ian Doktor

Ian's teaching career has spanned 20 years and four countries including Canada, Mexico, Japan, and Hong Kong where has taught Science and Math. He is currently a doctoral candidate at the U of A in the Faculty of Education where he is researching scientific literacy and effective... Read More →
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Kerry Rose

Project Manager and Post-secondary Science Educator, CMASTE Centre for Mathematics, Science and Technology Education University of Alberta
Dr. Kerry Rose taught for more than 30 years in Alberta, and now works as Outreach Project Manager for CMASTE (Centre for Mathematics, Science and Technology Education) at the University of Alberta, where she also teaches pre-service science teachers.

Thursday February 10, 2022 1:30pm - 2:30pm MST
Virtual Room 21 None
  Science-sciences, Teaching Practices/ Pédagogie
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus 7-12
  • Room Details None
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus 44902
  • Tags English