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

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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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Thursday, February 10
 

7:45am MST

NCTCA Breakfast Presentation: Education Bridged Me to My Culture
Join Angela Hall as she walks us through her journey as an Indigenous teacher and the many moments within Education that bridged her to her culture. Having grown up in foster care without connection to her Métis heritage, Angela would discover, within a space of a school and its community, the wisdom, power, and beauty of her Indigenous ancestors. Through the years, her teaching placements would bring many experiences including learning to jig, picking sweetgrass, attending sweat lodges, sewing ribbon skirts, dancing in a Sundance, listening to Elders and receiving her Cree name. Every encounter deepened her understanding of self and gave her a voice that she would later express in the artworld. Forever grateful, Angela wants to share the importance of bridging students to Indigenous Ways of Knowing and Being to help them grow to their highest potential.

Speakers
avatar for Angela Hall

Angela Hall

Teacher, Artist, Edmonton Catholic Schools, Bearclaw Gallery
Angela Hall is a Métis Albertan, Elementary School Teacher, Mother, Poet and Artist. She has completed graduate level courses and certificates with St. Stephens College, University of Alberta, and the Kutenai Art Therapy Institute. These include Grief and Loss, Art Therapy, Drama... Read More →

Chairperson

Thursday February 10, 2022 7:45am - 8:45am MST
Virtual Feature Room B None
  Feature / Conférencier, Entertainment & Special Events
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus None
  • Room Details None
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus None
  • Tags English

8:30am MST

Q & A session on the bible - the Old Testament (LIVE SESSION ONLY)
In this session Prof. Stéphane Saulnier, who teaches at Newman Theological College in Edmonton, will entertain questions on the Old Testament teachers may themselves have or may face in class (its background, its composition, its formation as a collection of books, its meaning, its significance for today, etc.). This session is for all who have an interest in the bible but do not feel confident for lack of study.

Speakers
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Stephane Saulnier

Professor of Sacred Scripture, Newman Theological College
Hi everyone, I teach courses on the bible (Old Testament and New Testament) at Newman Theological College in Edmonton. I look forward to meeting you again, or for the first time :)


Thursday February 10, 2022 8:30am - 9:30am MST
Virtual Room 23 None
  Religious Studies / Religion, Teaching Practices/ Pédagogie
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus 7-12
  • Room Details None
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus 44902
  • Tags English

8:30am MST

Digital Tools That Saved My Online Teaching Experience!
Did you feel overwhelmed during your online teaching experience(s)? I definitely did! That is until I found the tools that I will share in today's session. They are Blooket, ClassKick, 99Math, and Ziplet. These digital tools saved me time, energy and made learning fun for my students and ME! Online learning can be interactive and fun for all of us. That's what these tools did for me. I look forward to sharing my experiences with all of you.

Speakers
avatar for Kelly Maxwell

Kelly Maxwell

Grade 5 Teacher & SILA Co-Founder, Emotional Resilience
Kelly Maxwell (B.Ed ‘89, M.Ed ‘16) is an elementary school teacher in rural Alberta. After 30-plus years of teaching, her passion for educating continues. She has been and continues to be involved with professional development within her school district and at local Teachers... Read More →


Thursday February 10, 2022 8:30am - 9:30am MST
Virtual Room 25 None
  Technology / Technolgie, Teaching Practices/ Pédagogie
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus K-6
  • Room Details None
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus K-6
  • Tags English

8:30am MST

School Leadership Best Practices
This session is designed for School Leaders who are interested in discussing pressing issues in school leadership including (1) PLCs and CRMs: Improving Effectiveness and Best Practices in Schools (2) Leaning into hard conversations for school growth - What does that look like in our schools? (3) Effective Instructional Leadership Observation Practices and Conversations - Best Practices and (4) Growth Mindset for Schools. Join WRSD administrators to collaboratively (in an ed-cafe style) discuss these best practices and collaborate while discussing important leadership questions around these topics. This session is relevant for grades K-12. To make this session most meaningful for attendees, if you have questions that you would like to discuss during this session, please email lara.jollymore@wrsd.ca with suggested topics. We will also create a collaborative email discussion thread for the session prior to conference, so if you would like to participate in the preparation of this leadership ed-cafe session, please email lara.jollymore@wrsd.ca.

Speakers
avatar for Lara Jollymore

Lara Jollymore

Principal, WRSD
Dr Lara Jollymore is Principal at Frank Maddock High School in Wild Rose School Division. As part of her professional learning and growth mindset, professional learning conversations (generative dialogue) has become an important part of her professional practice. Whilst a practitioner... Read More →
MR

Mike Rosentreter

Principal, DVCOS
Mike Rosentreter is Principal at Drayton Valley Community Outreach School in Wild Rose School Division. As part of his professional learning and growth mindset, continuous growth within his leadership capacity has become an important part of his professional practice. He never thinks... Read More →


Thursday February 10, 2022 8:30am - 10:00am MST
Virtual Room 28 None
  Admin / Leadership, Teaching Practices/ Pédagogie
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus 7-12
  • Room Details None
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus 44902
  • Tags English

8:30am MST

Words Matter! Promoting a positive relationship with food (LIVE SESSION ONLY)
This session will provide a brief introduction into how society impacts the way we think about, talk about, and consume food. We will discuss the power of our language and actions, and how as educators and role models we can influence our students’ relationship with food. Join us to discuss strategies for building supportive school environments and developing a positive relationship with food. Content warning: Diet, eating disorders and disordered eating, weight and body image is discussed in this presentation.

Speakers
avatar for Michelle Letourneau

Michelle Letourneau

Words Matter! Promoting a Positive Relationship with Food, Alberta Health Services
Michelle Letourneau and Amy Shmyr are Registered Dietitians with Alberta Health Services working in the area of Public Health. They focus on school health and are involved in resource development and initiatives that promote healthy eating in schools. Public Health dietitians are... Read More →
avatar for Amy Shmyr

Amy Shmyr

Words Matter! Promoting A Positive Relationship with Food
Michelle Letourneau and Amy Shmyr are Registered Dietitians with Alberta Health Services working in the area of Public Health. They focus on school health and are involved in resource development and initiatives that promote healthy eating in schools. Public Health dietitians are... Read More →


Thursday February 10, 2022 8:30am - 10:00am MST
Virtual Room 10 None
  Health - CALM / Santé, Teacher Wellness / Bien-être
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus 7-12
  • Room Details None
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus 44902
  • Tags English

8:30am MST

Mental Health 101: Understanding & Supporting the Mental Health Continuum in Schools
This session will provide an overview of the continuum of mental health and mental illness and the unique dynamics each have in our schools, communities and systems. We will learn the most common mental health concerns we see in students, and speak to the best supports for them and both the challenges and opportunities we face when understanding them. We’ll explore the supports available to us as we provide timely, effective and appropriate referrals & assistance.

Speakers
avatar for Ariel Haubrich

Ariel Haubrich

Consultant/ Trainer/ Private Practitioner, Mental Wellness
Ariel Haubrich works in school & community mental health as a counsellor and program manager, and also as a consultant, presenter and private practitioner with government, businesses, teams and individuals working toward personal and organizational development. She is a Certified... Read More →


Thursday February 10, 2022 8:30am - 10:00am MST
Virtual Room 13 None
  Inclusive Education / Éducation Inclusive, Guidance / Counselling
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus K-6
  • Room Details None
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus K-6
  • Tags English

8:30am MST

The Future is Female: Preparing Students for the Next Decade
The millions of women marching in protest around the globe the last few years, along with the Me Too movement and the whistle blowing on workplace harassment behaviours have blown the doors open on the gender equality discussion. But how do we prepare students for the upcoming shift away from a patriarchal system and into something equal and fair that hasn’t even been created yet? This presentation is an open-minded brainstorming session on gender parity and the new minefields everyone faces as we examine the complex issue of feminism in our modern world.

Speakers
avatar for Julianne Harvey

Julianne Harvey

The Future is Female: Preparing Students for the Next Decade
Julianne Harvey is an author, speaker and nurturer from South Surrey, BC. She has four self-published books and her short fiction has appeared in several literary magazines. Julianne holds a BA in Creative Writing, along with a certificate in Counselling Skills, and is working toward... Read More →


Thursday February 10, 2022 8:30am - 10:00am MST
Virtual Room 11 None
  Inclusive Education / Éducation Inclusive, Teaching Practices/ Pédagogie
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus 7-12
  • Room Details None
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus 44902
  • Tags English

8:30am MST

Happily Ever After Writing! Writing Ideas that Spring from the Fractured Fairy Tale (Recording available until Feb 17)
Start with a fun fractured fairy tale and you can tech many of the forms of writing your grade 4-9 students need: letter, diary, newspaper, poem, comparison and lots more. Leave with tons of practical ideas you can use….tomorrow!

Speakers
avatar for Diana Cruchley

Diana Cruchley

10 Secrets to Quality Writing
Diana Cruchley is an award-winning educator and author who has taught at both elementary and secondary levels. She is the recipient of the Governor General’s Flight to Freedom Literacy Award. Her practical workshops are always enthusiastically received.


Thursday February 10, 2022 8:30am - 10:00am MST
Virtual Room 19 None
  Language Arts / Arts Langagier, Beginning Teachers
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus 7-9
  • Room Details None
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus 44811
  • Tags English

8:30am MST

Play on Words - Literacy Games for Centers and Differentiated Instruction
Come prepared to play our favorite games for developing early literacy concepts including: learning the alphabet and its' sounds, rhyme, vocabulary boosters, spelling simple and multi-syllable words, fun with all kinds of words... homonyms, synonyms and more. Games will incorporate letter tiles, word decks, and literacy dice, you will also be shown how to adapt the games and activities with easy to find items from the dollar store. Handout will include gameboards, center templates, and letter cards. Ideas for social distancing will be shared as well as ideas for differentiating the games to accommodate all learners. GREAT for ESL students. IF VIRTUAL PARTICIPANTS NEED TO PRINT OFF THE PDF AND CUT APART THE LETTER CARDS SO THEY CAN PLAY ALONG.

Speakers
avatar for Jane Felling

Jane Felling

Owner and Presenter, Box Cars And One-Eyed Jacks Inc
Jane is co-author of the award winning Box Cars and One-Eyed Jacks series and has been doing workshops in the area of games as a teaching strategy for over 25 years. She has conducted workshops across North America for K - 8 contracts and has been a featured speaker at the National... Read More →

Chairperson
avatar for Box Cars and One-Eyed Jacks

Box Cars and One-Eyed Jacks

Office Manager, Box Cars And One-Eyed Jacks Inc
Box Cars and One-Eyed Jacks provides resources and professional development to change the way students learn for the better. Our award-winning math and literacy resources help students in primary, upper elementary, and middle years. We provide professional development for teachers... Read More →


Thursday February 10, 2022 8:30am - 10:00am MST
Virtual Room 16 None
  Language Arts / Arts Langagier, Differentiated Instruction / Différenciation
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus K-3
  • Room Details None
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus K-3
  • Tags English

8:30am MST

Session 1: Flag/Touch Football-Skills & drills
A comprehensive approach to running a Flag/Touch Football unit, including assessment in P.E. This session will focus on throwing, catching, route running, defensive and some flagging. Participants will be actively learning easy to teach techniques, in-class transitions and progressions from grades 7-12. Look for Session 2: Flag/Touch Football- Advanced Skills & Games. Participants are not required to attend both sessions.

Speakers
avatar for Jeff Hollinshead

Jeff Hollinshead

Athletic Director, Strathcona Christian Academy
I am currently a High School Athletic Director for a grades 7-12 school. In my 23 years of education I have never stopped participating directly with students. I recently started coaching High School Girls Flag Football in the Edmonton Metro league. My Football background includes... Read More →


Thursday February 10, 2022 8:30am - 10:00am MST
Virtual Room 21 None
  Physical Education / Éducation Physique, Physical Education / Éducation Physique
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus 7-12
  • Room Details None
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus 44902
  • Tags English

8:30am MST

ACEE Symposium: Enough about the problem! Climate solutions here & now
“Our Shared Future” symposium session: Conversations and education about climate change typically focus on understanding the issue: What do we know, and how bad is it? But this approach does little to address the problem nor the growing anxiety students feel about their future. A more important question we should be asking is: What can we DO about it? The answer might surprise you! Be empowered by strategies and resources to explore the full spectrum of climate solutions with your students. Explore the skills and knowledge needed to build a brighter future while contributing to student wellness. Leave with links between curriculum, real-world climate action plans, and Indigenous perspectives.

Speakers
avatar for Melanie Hoffman

Melanie Hoffman

Program Manager, Capital Region EcoSchools, Alberta Council for Environmental Education
As Program Manager for Capital Region EcoSchools with the Alberta Council for Environmental Education, Melanie Hoffman supports teachers and learners in connecting Alberta curriculum to community-engaged environmental and climate action! Having directed community climate action projects... Read More →


Thursday February 10, 2022 8:30am - 10:00am MST
Virtual Room 17 None
  Science-sciences, Social Studies / Études sociales
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus 7-12
  • Room Details None
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus 44902
  • Tags English

9:00am MST

Healthy School Makerspace
Have you ever wondered how to make your class a healthy place? Then come explore your creativity in our healthy schools makerspace! Maybe you’ll support healthy relationships or design a healthy eating space. Whatever motivates you, we can help you to find your pace. So come to this online workshop to develop and tinker with your design, and learn how to grow it into a great idea of its time. We will spark your curiosity and ignite it like a flame with ideas to fuel your creativity, tools and resources will be gained. Come collaborate virtually with us, using simple items in your space to design a fresh perspective on your class as a healthy place.

Speakers
avatar for Sonya Brown

Sonya Brown

Health Promotion Coordinator, Alberta Health Services
Sonya Brown is a Health Promotion Coordinator with Alberta Health Services. She currently works with all four school Divisions in Southeastern, Alberta and is passionate about creating healthy schools environments that encourage healthy eating, physical activity and positive well-being... Read More →
avatar for Teresa Curtis

Teresa Curtis

Health Promotion Facilitator, Alberta Health Services
Health Promotion Facilitators from the School Health and Wellness Promotion team in Alberta Health Services work with schools and school divisions to build healthy school communities that enhance student wellness and success using a comprehensive school health approach.
avatar for Norah Fines

Norah Fines

Health Promotion Facilitator, Alberta Health Services
Norah Fines has been a Registered Dietitian for over 16 years, and a Health Promotion Facilitator with School Health and Wellness Promotion for over 11 years. She is passionate about her work in partnership with school authorities across Alberta to make schools healthier places for... Read More →
avatar for Melaney Sexsmith

Melaney Sexsmith

Health Promotion Facilitator, AHS
Health Promotion Facilitators with the School Health & Wellness Promotion team partner with school authorities to promote healthy eating, physical activity, and positive mental health in schools. They help to plan effective and coordinated strategies that improve the health of children... Read More →
avatar for School Health and Wellness Promotion

School Health and Wellness Promotion

Health Promotion Facilitator, School Health & Wellness Promotion
Health Promotion Facilitators with the School Health & Wellness Promotion team partner with school authorities to promote healthy eating, physical activity, and positive mental health in schools. They help to plan effective and coordinated strategies that improve the health of children... Read More →


Thursday February 10, 2022 9:00am - 10:00am MST
Virtual Room 01 None
  Admin / Leadership, Health - CALM / Santé
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus 7-12
  • Room Details None
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus 44902
  • Tags English

9:00am MST

Culturally Responsive Teaching
This workshop explores approaches for examining beliefs, attitudes, policies, structures and practices to enable schools to effectively work cross-culturally. Participants will begin to learn how to develop a greater capacity to engage in cultural self-assessment and become more conscious of the dynamics of intercultural interactions.

Speakers
JP

Joanne Papdopoulos

Association Instructor, The Alberta Teachers Association

Chairperson
MR

Moe Rachid

Association Instructor, The Alberta Teachers' Association


Thursday February 10, 2022 9:00am - 10:00am MST
Virtual Room 30 None
  ATA Sessions, ATA Sessions
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus None
  • Room Details None
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus None
  • Tags English

9:00am MST

Le Francopass: une application pour vous soutenir dans votre rôle de passeur culturel
Vous souhaitez créer pour vos élèves de nouvelles opportunités pour qu’ils vivent des expériences en français, alors cet atelier interactif est pour vous ! Lors de cet atelier vous découvrirez le Francopass, une nouvelle application mobile développée par des chercheurs de l’Université de l’Alberta qui vise à encourager les élèves francophones et ceux des programmes d’immersion française à participer à des activités culturelles dans la communauté francophone locale et à interagir en français en dehors des murs de la salle de classe.

Speakers
avatar for Martine Cavanagh

Martine Cavanagh

Martine Cavanagh détient un doctorat en éducation de l’Université de Sherbrooke. Elle est professeure titulaire à la Faculté Saint-Jean de l’Université de l’Alberta où elle enseigne des cours de didactique du français dans le programme de formation des enseignants. Ses... Read More →
avatar for Sathya Rao

Sathya Rao

Sathya Rao est professeur au département de Modern Languages and Cultural Studies de l’Université de l’Alberta. Il est l’auteur de nombreuses publications dans le domaine de la théorie de la traduction et des littératures et cultures francophones. ll est responsable de l’équipe... Read More →


Thursday February 10, 2022 9:00am - 10:00am MST
Virtual Room 31 None
  ATA Sessions, ATA Sessions
  • Language of Presentation French
  • Grade Focus None
  • Room Details None
  • Language of Presentation French
  • Grade Focus None
  • Tags French

9:00am MST

Understanding, Creating, and Investing with NFTs; An Introduction to the Crypto-World
Blockchain; Cryptocurrency, NFTs ... this is the "new" age of computer terminology and technology; but what is this exactly? As teachers in the CTS-technology area, we will and are being asked by students to explain this new technolgy. So this session will introduce you to the world of Bitcoin and Ethereum, blockchain mining, and the novel concept of NFT investing.

Speakers
avatar for John Chan

John Chan

Teacher, Archbishop Jordan CHS
I have been a computer tekkie since 1984 with my Acorn computer. Through the evolution from hobbiest to a computer technology teacher, I have been learning, keeping up, and trying out the latest trends in the computer world. My interest in computer and technolgy has transfromed me... Read More →


Thursday February 10, 2022 9:00am - 10:00am MST
Virtual Room 04 None
  Career & Technology Studies, Fine Arts-Arts
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus 10-12
  • Room Details None
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus 44905
  • Tags English

9:00am MST

**Pre-recorded**La mise en oeuvre de la Conception universelle de l’apprentissage en salle de classe
Répondre aux besoins des élèves lorsque chaque élève est différent peut être un défi pour les enseignants. Commencez à planifier à l’avance pour la diversité des élèves ! Venez à cette session pour développer vos connaissances et votre compréhension de la conception universelle de l'apprentissage et de la façon dont l'intégration d'éléments de la CUA peut vous aider à mieux planifier vos activités d'enseignement et d'apprentissage. Des exemples en classe et des trucs et astuces seront inclus.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Megan Sénéchal

Dr. Megan Sénéchal

Curriculum consultant, Edmonton Public School Board
Dr. Megan Sénéchal is a curriculum consultant with Edmonton Public School Board in Edmonton, Alberta. Her research interests include change management, language education, and Universal Design for Learning.


Thursday February 10, 2022 9:00am - 10:00am MST
Pre-Recorded Room F None
  Differentiated Instruction / Différenciation, Teaching Practices/ Pédagogie
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus K-6
  • Room Details None
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus K-6
  • Tags English

9:00am MST

***Pre-Recorded*** True Story? Teachers in Film, TV, and Online (Recording available until March 11, 2022)
This talk presents a dynamic array of teacher images from the media landscape and shows how they envision the profession and shape teacher identity. It draws on recent research to explain what is inspiring, worrisome, funny, and professionally useful about different types of teacher characters. Included are suggestions for how to co-opt teacher images to advocate for classrooms, gain political support, and enhance community relations. TRAILER: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TT3oSIbgG-I

Speakers
avatar for Mario Trono

Mario Trono

Associate Professor, Mount Royal University
Dr. Mario Trono is an associate professor in film and cultural studies at Mount Royal University. He has studied how media-born social scripts affect public perceptions of both K-12 and postsecondary teaching. Mario’s formal research is on mainstream cinema and its social effects... Read More →


Thursday February 10, 2022 9:00am - 10:00am MST
Virtual Feature Room C None
  Feature / Conférencier, Teacher Wellness / Bien-être
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus 10-12
  • Room Details None
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus 44905
  • Tags English

9:00am MST

Embedding Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Your Everyday Work: It Matters. It Mobilizes. And it's Messy. (Recording available until March 11, 2022.)
Join Dr. De Mello to learn about the challenges and realities of embedding practices that centre equity, diversity and inclusion in your every day work and leadership. Understand the ways in which you can meet and know your community so that you are seen as an ally by parents, students and community members, while still acknowleging institutional and societal limits. Learn ways that you can do the work and accept that it's messy, challenging and that you will make mistakes. Dr. De Mello will offer tips on the importance of authenticity in DEI leadership and the value of a meaningful apology.

Speakers
avatar for Toni De Mello

Toni De Mello

With over 20 years of experience coaching and consulting on diversity, equity and inclusion, Tanya moves conversations beyond the basics to dig deeper. She explores the nuances of everyday experiences and challenges in the workplace and in our communities. By moving past definitions... Read More →

Chairperson
avatar for Jason Schilling

Jason Schilling

President, Alberta Teachers' Association
Jason Schilling was elected president in 2019 following two years of service as vice-president and more than eight years of service as district representative for South West. As vice-president, Schilling chaired the Central Table Bargaining Committee and the Finance Committee, served... Read More →


Thursday February 10, 2022 9:00am - 10:00am MST
Virtual Feature Room A None
  Feature / Conférencier, Teacher Wellness / Bien-être
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus None
  • Room Details None
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus None
  • Tags English

9:00am MST

Inspiring Your Inclusive Classroom
The Rick Hansen Foundation School Program (RHFSP) believes in the importance of teaching youth about equity, inclusion and empowering students to be difference makers – we hope you do too! Learn how the RHFSP can support you in confidently covering the topics of inclusion, accessibility and disability awareness with your class. Our program offers educational resources for youth in kindergarten to grade twelve on these important topics while meeting provincial curriculum outcomes. Our lessons are designed to be easily-implemented into current lesson planning, and are available in different formats to meet your class' needs. Join us for a resource-filled session and take advantage of our unique offerings available to you, such as our engaging and impactful Ambassador Presentations!

Speakers
AD

Anne-Marie Dolinar

Rick Hansen Foundation School Program
Anne-Marie Dolinar Anne-Marie began her career as a Registered Dietitian where she educated clients about nutrition, delivered food literacy programming in schools, and instructed dietetics courses at the post-secondary level. After sustaining a spinal cord injury, the need for improved... Read More →


Thursday February 10, 2022 9:00am - 10:00am MST
Virtual Room 14 None
  Inclusive Education / Éducation Inclusive, Learning Resources
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus K-6
  • Room Details None
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus K-6
  • Tags English

9:00am MST

***Pre-recorded*** No Touch Games and Dances
Do COVID protocols have you scratching your head as to how to play music games? Even without COVID, some students may be hesitant to touch or join hands, and yet singing games and movement activities are a rich source of music for teaching many concepts and for reinforcing skills such as pitch and steady beat. In this session, Joyce will introduce fun and engaging games that kids do without any touching, plus you’ll learn strategies to help you adapt some of your old favorites.

Speakers
avatar for Joyce Holoboff

Joyce Holoboff

Music
Joyce Holoboff has taught elementary music and junior high band with Wolf Creek School Division for 29 years. She uses a hybrid approach combining elements of Kodaly, Orff, and world music in her elementary instruction, and she loves teaching beginning recorder. She directs choirs... Read More →


Thursday February 10, 2022 9:00am - 10:00am MST
Pre-Recorded Room E None
  Music / Musique, Music / Musique
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus K-6
  • Room Details None
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus K-6
  • Tags English

9:00am MST

***Pre-recorded*** Let’s Double Down on Quality Health and Physical Education
HPE is mandated, scheduled and available to every school and division, and it greatly supports student learning and well-being, whether in person or online. Throughout this session, the Health and Physical Education specialist council and Ever Active Schools will share current success stories from leading educators around the province, and feature free and low cost resources to support these core subject areas. We guarantee you’ll have one or two activities to try with your students right away!

Speakers
avatar for Ever Active Schools

Ever Active Schools

Supporting Healthy School Communities
Ever Active Schools is a charity that supports healthy school communities all across Alberta. We offer professional development opportunities for teachers and administrators on a wide variety of topics to advance well-being in schools. Ever Active Schools puts on annual events such... Read More →


Thursday February 10, 2022 9:00am - 10:00am MST
Pre-Recorded Room C None
  Physical Education / Éducation Physique, Health - CALM / Santé
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus K-6
  • Room Details None
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus K-6
  • Tags English

9:00am MST

ASEBP Benefit Overview Presentation
Whether you’re a new covered member or not, this session can help you learn about the wide range of benefits, programs and services we offer. In this presentation you’ll discover how to get the most from your coverage, our different tools and platforms, the benefits of spending accounts and more!

Speakers
avatar for Tenjie Wilson

Tenjie Wilson

Benefit Specialist, ASEBP
Tenjie has been a benefit specialist with ASEBP for seven years this February, providing assistance to covered members by phone and email. She has previous experience in the health insurance industry dating back eighteen years. In her spare time, she enjoys travelling, cooking, reading... Read More →


Thursday February 10, 2022 9:00am - 10:00am MST
Virtual Room 12 None
  Retired Teachers, Teacher Wellness / Bien-être
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus K-6
  • Room Details None
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus K-6
  • Tags English

9:00am MST

***Pre-recorded*** Amazi(Ng) Superhero Science!
Join Michael Ng in his Classic Demo Lecture Series as he shares and questions the reality of several superheroes and their powers. Could you become a superhero teacher and perform awesome science powers in your classroom too?

Speakers
avatar for Michael Ng

Michael Ng

Science
Michael Ng Chemistry 20/30 and AP Chemistry | Accomplished concert pianist and artist since age 5. The world of science can be an enjoyable part of daily life. Dedicated and innovative in making "Science fun". Michael now appears monthly on Morning Global News TV Edmonton demonstrating... Read More →


Thursday February 10, 2022 9:00am - 10:00am MST
Pre-Recorded Room H None
  Science-sciences, Beginning Teachers
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus 7-12
  • Room Details None
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus 44902
  • Tags English

9:00am MST

***Pre-recorded*** Maple Leaf on the Moon!
Did you know that Canada was not only the first country to join NASA and committed to building automation and robotics for the Lunar Gateway, but also will be sending the FIRST Canadian to orbit the moon in 2023 as part of the Artemis II mission?! So how are we going to get that maple leaf on the Moon and even Mars one day? We are going to start building future astronauts, scientists, explorers and engineers in your classroom right now! Come and meet space nerd and STEM teacher, Amanda Green, and learn all about Canada's role in space exploration and some hand's on activities you can do in your classroom next week! She will share her SPARK for space, her many resources (not just for grade 6 & 9), and will give you ideas for your science and technology classes that will make your students over the moon excited! Amanda primarily focuses on Junior High (both in English and French), but has many ideas you can use with students of all ages.

Speakers
avatar for Amanda Green

Amanda Green

Teacher, Black Gold Regional Schools
Amanda's spark for science ignited at an early age exploring nature with her family and grew into a flame for space as she followed Canada's journey skyward. She teaches Junior High Science, Math, Coding, and STEAM classes in both English and French in Beaumont, Alberta. She thrives... Read More →


Thursday February 10, 2022 9:00am - 10:00am MST
Pre-Recorded Room A None
  Science-sciences, Technology / Technolgie
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus 7-9
  • Room Details None
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus 44811
  • Tags English

9:00am MST

Teaching Science Isn't Controversial
This session is explores many curricular topics that are often in the media, fringe as some of them may be, that are controversial in the media but have very well established scientific backing and consensus. Resources and links to information will be provided for teachers to prepare for these issues when they come up in class.

Speakers
avatar for Daniel Nielsen

Daniel Nielsen

Science Teacher, Blackgold School Division
Teacher at Beaumont Composite High School for 16 years. My main courses are Biology 20/30, Chemistry 20/30 and Medical Sciences. I enjoy item writing, metal music, my family and martial arts.


Thursday February 10, 2022 9:00am - 10:00am MST
Virtual Room 22 None
  Science-sciences, Teaching Practices/ Pédagogie
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus 10-12
  • Room Details None
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus 44905
  • Tags English

9:00am MST

Beyond a Single Story: Exploring Intersectionality in Communities Around the World
Experience the Alberta Council for Global Cooperation’s (ACGC) newest workshop, Beyond a Single Story. Created for grades 7-12, this activity prompts learners to explore the ways that intersecting identities can affect a person’s reality and quality of life. By considering the diverse viewpoints within a specific community, students will gain an understanding of the complexities of analyzing a community’s challenges and strengths. Each community case study was created in partnership with an Alberta-based international development organization, using their many years of experience working in solidarity with their partner communities. Through the case studies, students will explore challenges relating to unsafe water, gender inequality, avoidable blindness, poverty, HIV prevention, or access to education. They will analyze these challenges while considering the perspectives of various community members whose identities affect their lived experiences distinctly. ACGC will facilitate the workshop with participants, then open up a discussion on how to promote empathy-building and global citizenship in the classroom and how to approach topics such as intersectionality and diverse lived experiences.

Speakers
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William Howe

Education consultant, Alberta Council for Global Cooperation
tbd


Thursday February 10, 2022 9:00am - 10:00am MST
Virtual Room 24 None
  Social Studies / Études sociales, Language Arts / Arts Langagier
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus 10-12
  • Room Details None
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus 44905
  • Tags English

9:00am MST

Aristotle, Happiness and Teaching
Aristotle is one of the most pre-eminent thinkers of all time. Come to this session to learn about his biography and his compelling ideas about happiness! This session will also link Aristotle’s account of happiness to teaching to show how it can be a source of hope in a time of increasing demands within the classroom, a stressful political climate, and a global pandemic!

Speakers
avatar for Tyler Buchan

Tyler Buchan

Science Assessment and Formative Assessment for Beginning Teachers
Tyler Buchan is a teacher at Salisbury Composite High School in Sherwood Park. He has taught science for over 15 years at schools in Alberta, Burkina Faso and Jamaica. He has degrees in Education and Arts from the University of Alberta and a Masters of Science in Science Education... Read More →


Thursday February 10, 2022 9:00am - 10:00am MST
Virtual Room 27 None
  Teacher Wellness / Bien-être, Health - CALM / Santé
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus 7-12
  • Room Details None
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus 44902
  • Tags English

9:00am MST

Smudging Circle (LIVE SESSION ONLY)
Participants will be introduced to a smudging circle. They will learn about the different smudges that are utilized in the different nations of Turtle Island. Each smudge utilized is also a medicine. Participants will learn more about these plants as medicines. To smudge is to bring balance of mind, body and spirit and to make a connection to the Creator. Smudging circles are a way to start a talking/sharing circle.

Speakers
avatar for Phillip Campiou

Phillip Campiou

Knowledge Keeper, Elder
Phillip Campiou is a Traditional Woodland Cree who is originally from Driftpile First Nation, Alberta. He now resides in the Enoch area. As a young man, his father taught Phillip how to be self-sufficient and live off the land. Inherent in these teachings was an unwavering respect... Read More →


Thursday February 10, 2022 9:00am - 10:30am MST
Virtual Room 15 None
  Indigenous Education, Health - CALM / Santé
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus 7-12
  • Room Details None
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus 44902
  • Tags English

9:00am MST

Write On: Hands-On Activities To Get Your Students Going
While many students have the ability to create Pulitzer-worthy pieces, getting pen to paper can be somewhat of a challenge. Especially in youth, where inhibitions and insecurities are at an all-time high, putting ourselves out there creatively can be daunting. Using a series of prompts and games, however, this workshop will take some of the pressure off of the blank page. Giving students an “in” regardless of their abilities and interest, we will try some hands-on activities that will get the ink flowing from even your most reluctant writers!

Speakers
avatar for Miranda Krogstad

Miranda Krogstad

Language Arts
Miranda Krogstad is a spoken word poet and educator who uses her words to empower students of all ages and walks of life. Teaching life skills including self-confidence, self-expression, and community-building, she has performed workshops in dozens of cities across Western Canada... Read More →

Chairperson
avatar for Terra Beth Dowhaluk

Terra Beth Dowhaluk

Teacher (Band, ELA, Music), Sturgeon Local


Thursday February 10, 2022 9:00am - 10:30am MST
Virtual Room 20 None
  Language Arts / Arts Langagier, Beginning Teachers
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus 7-12
  • Room Details None
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus 44902
  • Tags English

9:00am MST

***Pre-recorded*** Teaching Strategies to Promote EDI (Equity, Diversity and Inclusion) in Your Science Classroom
As educators, sometimes we don’t realize that our implicit biases play a critical role in how students see themselves in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics). Join WISEST in this session where we’ll talk about how to recognize our own implicit biases, how to address them, and we’ll explore ways educators can challenge long held views that hold a masculine, heteronormative and eurocentric perspective in the effort to help promote equity, diversity and inclusion in the classroom. Session is open to educators who work with junior high to high school students.

Speakers
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Helen Yip

Outreach Coordinator, WISEST
Helen Yip is the Outreach Coordinator at WISEST, Women in Scholarship, Engineering, Science and Technology, based at the University of Alberta. Helen has both a BSc and MSc in biology. She has worked at several informal educational settings including the City of Edmonton, Marine Life... Read More →


Thursday February 10, 2022 9:00am - 10:30am MST
Pre-Recorded Room D 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

9:00am MST

***Pre-recorded*** How to engage students when teaching the Social Sciences
Psychology and Sociology are often thought of as "option" courses but I truly believe they are complementary courses to other high school core courses. In this presentation I will align both the Psychology 20 (General and Personal) courses with the outcomes of Biology 30 and then bridge the Psychology 30/Sociology 30 courses with the outcomes for Social 30. Let's engage them by using cross curricular measures in a fun and natural way!

Speakers
avatar for Kathy Penner

Kathy Penner

Mental Health Teacher, Calgary Board of Education
Kathy Penner has been teaching with the Calgary Board of Education for 15 years. She spent 6 years in a highly specialized Mental Health High School classroom and has returned to the classroom where she is teaching social sciences. Her emphasis has always been about doing what is... Read More →


Thursday February 10, 2022 9:00am - 10:30am MST
Pre-Recorded Room G None
  Social Studies / Études sociales, Science-sciences
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus 10-12
  • Room Details None
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus 44905
  • Tags English

9:00am MST

ACEE Symposium:Le changement climatique est-il raciste? Passer de la confrontation à la conversation
Qu'est-ce que l'intersectionnalité ? Pourquoi est-il important de connecter la science à la société humaine, d'intégrer la pensée systémique dans tous nos sujets ? Quel est le rôle de la justice, de l'équité, de la diversité et de l'inclusion dans la compréhension des impacts climatiques, de la résilience et des solutions climatiques ? Acquérez des connaissances de différentes voix et entraînez-vous à avoir des interactions dépolarisantes et à engager l’inconfort de manière productive dans cette session pratique pour passer du débat aux conversations collaboratives. Session offerte dans le cadre du symposium “Notre avenir partagé”.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Marie Tremblay

Dr. Marie Tremblay

Alberta Council for Environmental Education / French
Dr. Marie Tremblay joined the Alberta Council for Environmental Education in 2018 as senior education advisor, bringing to her role a dual passion for education and the environment. With university degrees in engineering, education, environmental design (Master's) and ecology (PhD... Read More →


Thursday February 10, 2022 9:00am - 10:30am MST
Virtual Room 18 None
  Social Studies / Études sociales, Language Arts / Arts Langagier
  • Language of Presentation French
  • Grade Focus 7-12
  • Room Details None
  • Language of Presentation French
  • Grade Focus 44902
  • Tags French

9:00am MST

Les Perspectives Francophones en Alberta
Lac la Biche, Brosseau, Beaumont, Trochu et j’en passe. Le français est visible et bien vivant en Alberta. Le recensement de 2016 indique que près de 86,000 Albertains déclarent avoir le français comme langue maternelle et plus de 264,000 résidents disent connaître les deux langues officielles. Qui sont ces gens? Comment contribuent-ils à l’enrichissement culturel de l’Alberta? Cet atelier vous invite à en apprendre davantage à leur sujet, à leur histoire, à leurs luttes et leurs succès. Quels enjeux les touchent? L’atelier permettra aux enseignants de mieux comprendre les différents points de vue francophones et leur fournira des outils pour y exposer leurs élèves. Une liste de ressources contenant du matériel didactique utilisable en salle de classe sera accessible aux participants.

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Speakers
avatar for Simon Pagé

Simon Pagé

Association Instructor, ATA
My name is Simon Pagé and I recently retired from teaching, after 32 years in education. I was born in Montréal and have been living in Alberta since 1985. I completed a Bachelor of Education (1988) and a Master of Education (1998) at the University of Alberta. I taught in Francophone... Read More →


Thursday February 10, 2022 9:00am - 10:30am MST
Virtual Room 09 None
  Social Studies / Études sociales, Francais
  • Language of Presentation French
  • Grade Focus K-6
  • Room Details None
  • Language of Presentation French
  • Grade Focus K-6
  • Tags French

9:00am MST

***Pre-recorded*** Improving the look and feel of your Moodle site
Tired of your Moodle courses looking like a never ending scroll of boring information? Not sure what activities or resources to use in Moodle? Join this session to see how you can make changes to Moodle to help you and your students have a better and more engaging learning experience.

Speakers
avatar for Colin Byers

Colin Byers

online learning specialist, Jigsaw Learning Inc.
Colin brings with him over 20 years of educational technology, multimedia development, and pedagogical experience. Over the last 4-5 years, Colin has worked with both Alberta Health Services and Olds College to establish e-learning courses and other online instructional resources... Read More →


Thursday February 10, 2022 9:00am - 10:30am MST
Pre-Recorded Room B None
  Technology / Technolgie, Teaching Practices/ Pédagogie
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus 7-12
  • Room Details None
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus 44902
  • Tags English

9:00am MST

Getting Started With Google Classroom
Learn how to use Google Classroom and Google Docs with YOUR classroom in this slower paced hands on session. Be sure to bring a Chromebook or a laptop so you can learn by DOING! There will be notes and templates in the Google Classroom for this session.

Speakers
avatar for Sean Sommerfeld

Sean Sommerfeld

Teacher, Grande Yellowhead Public School Division
Sean Sommerfeld is a high school social studies teacher in Edson, Alberta. Sean is a Google Certified Educator. Sean enjoys the great outdoors, hiking, biking, and landscape photography.

Chairperson

Thursday February 10, 2022 9:00am - 10:30am MST
Virtual Room 26 None
  Technology / Technolgie, Teaching Practices/ Pédagogie
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus 7-12
  • Room Details None
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus 44902
  • Tags English

9:00am MST

Teaching Primary Art with Punch! Art for Non-Majors
You will be completing three art lessons that you can take back to the classroom; watercolour nature, line drawings, abstract your face. You will learn to look for the outcomes that are waiting to be discovered in most of the projects that you already love.

Speakers
avatar for Carolyn Walker

Carolyn Walker

Art You Creative!
-Retired Jr/Sr High (Non-Major) Art Teacher -Currently owner of 'Art You: Workshops' and 'Not Fae'd Away'-The next chapter in my life is going to continue in art education with a different audience and focus. Assisting teachers continue to gain skills, techniques and budget saversis... Read More →


Thursday February 10, 2022 9:00am - 12:00pm MST
Virtual Room 05 None
  Fine Arts-Arts, Beginning Teachers
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus K-3
  • Room Details None
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus K-3
  • Tags English

9:00am MST

No Fail Watercolor for All Levels
it's always fun and it's always new painting to do! Learn to paint with Willie in the made easy way to create beautiful watercolor. easy to follow handout, many short cuts and tricks. Perfect exercises to develop the love for watercolor. Your end results will surprise you and your family and friends alike

Speakers
avatar for willie

willie

Owner, Kamena gallery and frames ltd
will send separately

Chairperson
CH

C Hutchings

Teacher, Sturgeon Public School Division


Thursday February 10, 2022 9:00am - 3:00pm MST
Virtual Room 07 None
  Fine Arts-Arts, Beginning Teachers
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus K-6
  • Room Details None
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus K-6
  • Tags English

9:15am MST

Anxious Kids, Anxious Adults (Recording available until March 25, 2022)
Stressed out? Feeling anxious? More and more students are, too. In this session, Dan discusses why stress levels are rising, how anxiety is manifested, and what to do to best relieve it in yourself, as well as the students you serve.

Speakers
avatar for Dan St. Romain

Dan St. Romain

Educational Consultant, author/speaker
"Dan St. Romain is a national independent educational consultant who provides staff development and consultative services to educators and parents working with children at all developmental levels. Dan is passionate about helping individuals shift their perspective on discipline... Read More →

Chairperson
CK

Carolyn Korolischuk

exhibits director, NCTCA


Thursday February 10, 2022 9:15am - 10:15am MST
Virtual Feature Room B None
  Feature / Conférencier, Teacher Wellness / Bien-être
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus None
  • Room Details None
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus None
  • Tags English

9:30am MST

Assessment Strategies that Transfer to New Curriculum (LIVE SESSION ONLY)
While waiting for the release of new Alberta curriculum, teachers can do many things to ensure they are ready to plan, instruct, and assess the new learner outcomes. Teaching and assessing through the lens of concepts is a universal and transferable teacher skill. This pedagogical approach is used to teach and assess any program of studies or common core standards across the globe. Research from internationally recognized thought leaders in Assessment will be referenced throughout the session.

Speakers
avatar for Michele Jones

Michele Jones

Executive Director, Alberta Assessment Consortium
Michele is the executive director of the Alberta Assessment Consortium (AAC). AAC is a recognized leader in the area of fair and equitable assessment in the province of Alberta. AAC operates under four assessment purposes as directed by Alberta School Jurisdictions across the province... Read More →


Thursday February 10, 2022 9:30am - 10:30am MST
Virtual Room 02 None
  Assessment / Évaluation, Teaching Practices/ Pédagogie
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus K-6
  • Room Details None
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus K-6
  • Tags English

9:30am MST

BOKS Junior Leadership – Create a Sustainable Movement Initiative
Dive into the free BOKS (Build Our Kids' Success) Junior Leadership program, which provides school communities with everything needed to kickstart a student led BOKS Burst (short movement breaks) program. This program is supported by training videos, a step-by-step training guide and additional Burst resources specifically for student leaders. This session will provide teachers with valuable strategies to provide their students with key leadership opportunities, and empower them to make lasting change. We'll review how to get a program started, how to get Junior Leaders excited to lead Bursts, and showcase some creative ways different Junior Leadership groups have implemented the program!

Speakers
avatar for Lauren Hutchison

Lauren Hutchison

Keep Kids Moving with BOKS
Lauren Hutchison is the Regional Coordinator with BOKS for Western Canada. She is passionate about the transformative power of sport and play, and pursued degrees in Sociology of Sport in both Eastern Canada and Cardiff, Wales. Lauren is a yoga instructor and practitioner, BOKS trainer... Read More →


Thursday February 10, 2022 9:30am - 10:30am MST
Virtual Room 08 None
  Physical Education / Éducation Physique, Health - CALM / Santé
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus 7-9
  • Room Details None
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus 44811
  • Tags English

9:30am MST

Principes de mouvement et mobilité
Dans cette session, nous allons explorer des principes de mouvement qui se transfèrent d'une activité à l'autre et aident les élèves à mieux comprendre comment ils peuvent être plus forts et plus athlétiques en réduisant les chances de blessures. Sur la surface, la variété étonnante du mouvement humain peut sembler assez complexe. En fait, démêler toutes ces fonctions est plus direct qu'on pourrait le penser. Cette session est conçue pour faciliter la compréhension de la complexité et de la variabilité, du langage commun des formes fondamentales et du positionnement qui unifient tous les mouvements humains. Voici les sujets que nous allons aborder: - Prévenir et réhabiliter les blessures sportives courantes - Réviser vos habitudes de mouvement et exprimer la physiologie la plus efficace de votre corps - Identifiez, diagnostiquez et corrigez rapidement les mouvements inefficaces qui privent la puissance et la force - Développer des stratégies qui restaurent la fonction de vos articulations et de vos tissus.

Speakers
avatar for James Bazan

James Bazan

Je suis enseignant à l'École des Quatre-Vents qui est passionné du mouvement et de l'éducation physique. J'aimerais partager mes connaissances ainsi que d'écouter aux idées des autres enseignants qui partagent cette passion.


Thursday February 10, 2022 9:30am - 10:30am MST
Virtual Room 06 None
  Physical Education / Éducation Physique, Health - CALM / Santé
  • Language of Presentation French
  • Grade Focus 7-12
  • Room Details None
  • Language of Presentation French
  • Grade Focus 44902
  • Tags French

9:30am MST

Introduction to tangzhong: the softest and fluffiest bread ever!
Limited Capacity seats available

In this Foods Workshop, you will learn the science behind a bread baking technique that will give you the pillow-y softness in bread, rolls and cinnamon buns. This tangzhong method of bread making popularized by cookbook author Yvonne Chen precooks a slurry of a small amount of flour and water until the starches gelatinize creating flour which will absorb more water during baking bread resulting in moister rolls and bread that will stay soft and fresh longer. In this 1 day workshop you will learn how to make Tangzhong bread (also called Japanese Milk Bread), rolls and cinnamon buns.

Speakers
avatar for Cynthia Dyer

Cynthia Dyer

I am a Foods & Fashions teacher at Lorne Akins Junior Secondary school, working in St. Albert for the past 11 years. I am passionate about both Foods & Fashions and bringing innovative and creative ideas to my students. I love learning, and am keen and curious and always eager to... Read More →


Thursday February 10, 2022 9:30am - 3:30pm MST
Virtual Room 03 None
  Career & Technology Studies, Teacher Wellness / Bien-être
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus 7-9
  • Room Details None
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus 44811
  • Tags English

10:00am MST

Mixed Media Visual Journals: Project Ideas, Media and Techniques (Part 1 - Substrates and Grounds)
In Part 1 of Mixed Media Visual Journals Mike will discuss different substrates and work through techniques for building grounds. We will demonstrate methods using four examples as we build up four different mixed media compositions. Stencils, transfers, resists, layering and collage are some of the techniques we will cover along with ideas for assignments and teaching strategies that will engage your learners. This video is designed for a "work-along" approach in which teachers can pause and resume the video as they work through the techniques shown.

Speakers
avatar for Michael Shain

Michael Shain

Mixed Media Visual Journals
Mike is an artist living in Vulcan. His day job is teaching secondary Art in person and online and then traveling throughout Vulcan County to small rural schools. He brings hands-on Art experiences (and silliness) to students from K to 12. He visits six schools in five days and sees... Read More →


Thursday February 10, 2022 10:00am - 11:00am MST
Pre-Recorded Room H None
  Fine Arts-Arts, Fine Arts-Arts
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus 7-12
  • Room Details None
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus 44902
  • Tags English

10:00am MST

***Pre-recorded*** Help! I Need Ideas for K-3 Music
Are you terrified at the prospect of teaching music? Have no fear - Joyce is here with MORE songs, games, activities and strategies to teach curricular outcomes in engaging ways. If you’ve never taught music or are a reluctant singer, you will learn strategies and resources to have you and your students loving music time!! This session will build upon activities which Joyce has previously shared in "Help! I Have to Teach K-3 Music" sessions.

Speakers
avatar for Joyce Holoboff

Joyce Holoboff

Music
Joyce Holoboff has taught elementary music and junior high band with Wolf Creek School Division for 29 years. She uses a hybrid approach combining elements of Kodaly, Orff, and world music in her elementary instruction, and she loves teaching beginning recorder. She directs choirs... Read More →


Thursday February 10, 2022 10:00am - 11:00am MST
Pre-Recorded Room E None
  Music / Musique, Music / Musique
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus K-3
  • Room Details None
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus K-3
  • Tags English

10:00am MST

Q & A session on the bible - the New Testament (LIVE SESSION ONLY)
Following the Q&A session on the Old Testament Prof. Stéphane Saulnier hosts this open session on the New Testament. Everyone is welcome; no prior knowledge necessary.

Speakers
SS

Stephane Saulnier

Professor of Sacred Scripture, Newman Theological College
Hi everyone, I teach courses on the bible (Old Testament and New Testament) at Newman Theological College in Edmonton. I look forward to meeting you again, or for the first time :)


Thursday February 10, 2022 10:00am - 11:00am MST
Virtual Room 23 None
  Religious Studies / Religion, Teaching Practices/ Pédagogie
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus 7-12
  • Room Details None
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus 44902
  • Tags English

10:00am MST

***Pre-recorded*** Fusion Fitness Workout
GENERATING FUSION FITNESS WORKOUTS THAT EDUCATE, CHALLENGE, AND MOTIVATE!!! A blended high energy total body workout that challenges you to improve your cardio endurance, muscular strength, coordination, balance, and flexibility as you become “fiyah-ed up” to move with the music from one exercise to the next.

Speakers
AJ

Andrea Jennings

Hey everyone my name is Andrea Jennings and I love to generate fun high energy fusion classes that educate, challenge and motivate!!! Being a mom of two kiddos and two fur babies I don't have a lot of time to do consecutive workouts so blending a variety of designations (cardio, strength... Read More →


Thursday February 10, 2022 10:00am - 11:00am MST
Pre-Recorded Room A None
  Teacher Wellness / Bien-être, Physical Education / Éducation Physique
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus 10-12
  • Room Details None
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus 44905
  • Tags English

10:00am MST

***Pre-recorded*** Energize your Classroom (indoors and outside) with Ever Active Schools
Physical activity for students of all ages offers many benefits above and beyond physical health. This workshop will offer practical tips on how to incorporate physical activity into any subject area, featuring Ever Active Schools’ latest resources and videos. We will share ideas for embedding physical activity both inside and outside. Join us in learning how to re-energize your students, break up sedentary time, and create embodied learning experiences.

Speakers
avatar for Ever Active Schools

Ever Active Schools

Supporting Healthy School Communities
Ever Active Schools is a charity that supports healthy school communities all across Alberta. We offer professional development opportunities for teachers and administrators on a wide variety of topics to advance well-being in schools. Ever Active Schools puts on annual events such... Read More →


Thursday February 10, 2022 10:00am - 11:00am MST
Pre-Recorded Room C None
  Teaching Practices/ Pédagogie, Physical Education / Éducation Physique
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus K-6
  • Room Details None
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus K-6
  • Tags English

10:00am MST

***Pre-recorded***Des stratégies d'enseignement qui soutiennent l'enseignement basé sur des concepts
Vous vous demandez comment l'enseignement basé sur les concepts s'aligne avec le programme d'études ? Avez-vous envisagé d'intégrer certains éléments dans votre enseignement? Venez à cette session pour répondre à ces questions et pour examiner des exemples de ce à quoi peut ressembler l'enseignement basé sur les concepts dans la salle de classe. Les sujets comprendront des informations de base et des recherches, la façon dont l’enseignement basé sur les concepts peut s'aligner sur le programme d

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Megan Sénéchal

Dr. Megan Sénéchal

Curriculum consultant, Edmonton Public School Board
Dr. Megan Sénéchal is a curriculum consultant with Edmonton Public School Board in Edmonton, Alberta. Her research interests include change management, language education, and Universal Design for Learning.


Thursday February 10, 2022 10:00am - 11:00am MST
Pre-Recorded Room F None
  Teaching Practices/ Pédagogie, Teaching Practices/ Pédagogie
  • Language of Presentation French
  • Grade Focus K-6
  • Room Details None
  • Language of Presentation French
  • Grade Focus K-6
  • Tags French

10:00am MST

Transforming Classrooms - Gaining skills to be effective in the K-12 class and beyond.
Do you find that you end the day and wonder what just happened? Why did that class go sideways? Why did that student react the way they did? How could I have been more effective? We've all been there! We know we need to make connections to bridge the communication gap. The problem is, how do we do it? This session introduces you to the SILA Skills Transforming Classrooms Workshop where you learn the How along with the What and the Why of connecting and communicating effectively.

Speakers
avatar for Kelly Maxwell

Kelly Maxwell

Grade 5 Teacher & SILA Co-Founder, Emotional Resilience
Kelly Maxwell (B.Ed ‘89, M.Ed ‘16) is an elementary school teacher in rural Alberta. After 30-plus years of teaching, her passion for educating continues. She has been and continues to be involved with professional development within her school district and at local Teachers... Read More →


Thursday February 10, 2022 10:00am - 11:30am MST
Virtual Room 25 None
  Teacher Wellness / Bien-être, Teaching Practices/ Pédagogie
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus K-6
  • Room Details None
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus K-6
  • Tags English

10:15am MST

Ici, tout le monde est le bienvenu—enseigner dans une classe interculturelle
Cet atelier explore le concept de la compétence culturelle grâce auquel vous apprendrez à reconnaitre croyances, attitudes, politiques, structures et pratiques d’enseignement qui permettent aux écoles interculturelles de bien fonctionner. Les participants développeront des capacités qui les amèneront à prendre davantage conscience des dynamiques inhérentes aux interactions interculturelles.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Megan Sénéchal

Dr. Megan Sénéchal

Curriculum consultant, Edmonton Public School Board
Dr. Megan Sénéchal is a curriculum consultant with Edmonton Public School Board in Edmonton, Alberta. Her research interests include change management, language education, and Universal Design for Learning.

Chairperson
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Dorice De Champlain

Association Instructor, Alberta Teachers' Association


Thursday February 10, 2022 10:15am - 11:15am MST
Virtual Room 30 None
  ATA Sessions, ATA Sessions
  • Language of Presentation French
  • Grade Focus None
  • Room Details None
  • Language of Presentation French
  • Grade Focus None
  • Tags French

10:15am MST

President Schilling: Unplugged
This session will offer the opportunity to meet with President Schilling in a group setting to discuss matters and issues that are of importance to you and your colleagues. The session will open with a few focus questions from President Schilling followed by an opportunity to have open dialogue on topics generated by the discussion.

Speakers
avatar for Jason Schilling

Jason Schilling

President, Alberta Teachers' Association
Jason Schilling was elected president in 2019 following two years of service as vice-president and more than eight years of service as district representative for South West. As vice-president, Schilling chaired the Central Table Bargaining Committee and the Finance Committee, served... Read More →


Thursday February 10, 2022 10:15am - 11:15am MST
Virtual Room 31 None
  ATA Sessions, ATA Sessions
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus None
  • Room Details None
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus None
  • Tags English

10:15am MST

Understanding Aggression in Alberta Schools and School Communities
Aggression in Alberta schools and school communities is a complex matter. In 2019, the Association produced a report on the findings of a research project conducted by Dr Kevin Douglas at Simon Fraser University. This session describes the findings of the study, integrates it with the literature, and provides information about the importance of the Alberta’s Occupational Health and Safety Act, school jurisdiction policy, and collective agreements as these apply to incidents of aggression.

Speakers
avatar for Dr Lisa Everitt

Dr Lisa Everitt

The Cost of Caring / Gender Covid 19 Care Giving and Careers / Understanding Aggression in Alberta Schools and Communities, The Alberta Teachers Association
Lisa joined the Association’s executive staff in 2006. Lisa holds a BSc degree from St Francis Xavier University, a BEd degree from St Mary’s University, an MEd and EdD degrees from the University of Alberta. Prior to joining the Association, Lisa taught high school mathematics... Read More →


Thursday February 10, 2022 10:15am - 11:15am MST
Virtual Room 32 None
  ATA Sessions, ATA Sessions
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus None
  • Room Details None
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus None
  • Tags English

10:15am MST

Chatter The Voice in Our Head, Why It Matters, and How to Harness It (Recording available until April 1, 2022)
The most important conversation we have each day isn’t with our boss, our spouse, or our friends: it’s the one we have with ourselves. When we’re facing a challenging task, our inner voice can motivate us and help us keep our focus. But more often than not, we come up against the nagging voice that tells us we can’t do it, or that people will laugh at us if we try. The million-dollar question, then, is how can we transform our self-saboteur, determined to undermine our success, into an internal life coach that will buoy us up and help us expand our potential? Enter Ethan Kross. A world-class psychological scientist, Kross has written one of the most definitive guides to mastering self-talk in modern history. In Chatter, he uses a blend of cutting-edge science (from his own lab) and real-world case studies to help us harness the power of our inner voice. The tools are all around us—from the objects we surround ourselves with, to our relationships with other people, the physical spaces we inhabit, and the digital worlds we interact in. This talk is a lively exploration of how we can use those tools to make our inner voice work in our favour, and it answers some valuable questions along the way. For instance, why do we seem immune to toxic chatter when we attempt to provide other people with advice? What factors determine whether we receive—and provide—helpful or harmful social support? And how can we approach our decision-making differently, learning to control our emotions and reason wisely instead of acting on impulse? An expert story-teller, Kross brings his research to life in a way that is fascinating, accessible, and immediately applicable to our daily lives.

Speakers
avatar for Ethan Kross

Ethan Kross

Ethan Kross is one of the world’s leading experts on controlling the conscious mind. An award-winning professor and bestselling author in the University of Michigan’s top ranked Psychology Department and its Ross School of Business, he studies how the conversations people have... Read More →

Chairperson

Thursday February 10, 2022 10:15am - 11:15am MST
Virtual Feature Room A None
  Feature / Conférencier, Teacher Wellness / Bien-être
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus None
  • Room Details None
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus None
  • Tags English

10:15am MST

It starts with us: Best practices for sexual violence prevention (Recording available until April 1, 2022)
We have a moral and legal obligation to address sexual violence and discrimination in our schools. However, the path to creating safer schools is not always clear. Join public educator Julie S. Lalonde for a discussion on best practices for sexual violence prevention in schools. Participants will leave with practical tools for opening up tough but important discussions in the classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Julie Lalonde

Julie Lalonde

Julie S. Lalonde is an internationally recognized women’s rights advocate and public educator. Franco-ontarienne du nord de l’Ontario, elle est basée à Ottawa. She holds a BA and MA in Canadian Studies and Women’s Studies from Carleton University with a focus on the lives... Read More →

Chairperson

Thursday February 10, 2022 10:15am - 11:15am MST
Virtual Feature Room C None
  Feature / Conférencier, Teacher Wellness / Bien-être
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus None
  • Room Details None
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus None
  • Tags English

10:15am MST

ACEE Symposium: Our students, our future: Youth voices for learning & action through EcoSchools
“Our Shared Future” symposium session: Curious about Alberta youth engaging with climate and their future? In this student-led workshop, Alberta Youth Leaders for Environmental Education share learning experiences that equipped them to co-create a sustainable future. Learn how Alberta’s students feel about their future, and gain strategies to increase positivity and real hope through direct engagement in environmental and climate solutions.

Speakers
avatar for Shauna Kelly

Shauna Kelly

Youth Program Coordinator, Alberta Council for Environmental Education
Shauna Kelly joined ACEE in May 2019 and is the Youth Program Coordinator for the Alberta Youth Leaders for Environmental Education (AYLEE). She is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in Environmental and Sustainability Studies at the University of Northern British Columbia and... Read More →


Thursday February 10, 2022 10:15am - 11:45am MST
Virtual Room 17 None
  Science-sciences, Social Studies / Études sociales
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus 7-12
  • Room Details None
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus 44902
  • Tags English

10:30am MST

Stories of Heroes: Impactful Practice in the Teaching Vocation
Why do underdogs inspire us? How do we see ourselves in the story of sports? What can our students gain from feats of courage by individuals and teams? With a recent explosion of sports documentaries, storytelling has enabled each of us to be inspired in our practice by seeing the challenges that others, on the field of play, have overcome. From trusting the process to winning one for the Gipper, the stories of sports have long offered a stage of emotion we can all connect to and ruminate with in our education vocations. In this session, you will explore the gift of storytelling, examine your own connection to the sports and vocation you love, and uncover meaning and inspiration behind athletes and teams that have conquered obstacles before them. Ultimately, we can share these stories with students, teams, and staff to grow, engage, and improve together.

Speakers
avatar for Jordan Robinson

Jordan Robinson

Principal, Ecole Mother D'Youville School
Practicing in the field of education for over 15 years, Jordan is a passionate educator, leader, and principal in STAR Catholic School Division. Jordan has his Masters from both Newman Theological College and the University of Calgary specializing in religious education and technology... Read More →


Thursday February 10, 2022 10:30am - 11:30am MST
Virtual Room 01 None
  Admin / Leadership, Teacher Wellness / Bien-être
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus 7-9
  • Room Details None
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus 44811
  • Tags English

10:30am MST

Teach Skills and Break Habits: Growth Mindsets for Better Behavior in the Classroom (Recording available until March 25, 2022)
How do we create long‑term change for students with chronic behavior problems? In this session, attendees will discuss the downfall of common behavior tracking systems, as well as why time out, clip systems, behavior folders, and office referrals often work against our long-term goals. Participants will leave the session with ideas for both targeting and teaching skills based on students’ gifts and challenges.

Speakers
avatar for Dan St. Romain

Dan St. Romain

Educational Consultant, author/speaker
"Dan St. Romain is a national independent educational consultant who provides staff development and consultative services to educators and parents working with children at all developmental levels. Dan is passionate about helping individuals shift their perspective on discipline... Read More →

Chairperson
avatar for Jen Lecuyer

Jen Lecuyer

Parkland Local 10


Thursday February 10, 2022 10:30am - 11:30am MST
Virtual Feature Room B None
  Feature / Conférencier, Teaching Practices/ Pédagogie
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus None
  • Room Details None
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus None
  • Tags English

10:30am MST

***Pre-recorded*** All the School’s a Stage
This workshop will explore the multitudinous ways theatre can be utilized in the classroom, the playground and even the broader school community.

Speakers
avatar for Jacqueline Russell

Jacqueline Russell

Director, Performer, Arts Educator
Jacqueline (BFA, MFA) specializes in clown, mask, immersive theatre creation and theatre for young audiences. She was the Artistic Producer of Handsome Alice Theatre from 2011-2015, the 2013-14 RBC Emerging Director at Lunchbox Theatre and the Artistic Producer for Evergreen Theatre... Read More →


Thursday February 10, 2022 10:30am - 11:30am MST
Pre-Recorded Room D None
  Fine Arts-Arts, Language Arts / Arts Langagier
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus K-6
  • Room Details None
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus K-6
  • Tags English

10:30am MST

MyRetiree Plan Presentation
Retirement can no doubt be both exciting and daunting. Between all the paperwork and planning, let us make one of the items on your checklist a little easier! During this presentation, you’ll learn the ins and outs of your health benefits during retirement. From eligibility requirements to different types of coverage, ASEBP has got you covered—literally.

Speakers
avatar for Louise Niles

Louise Niles

Benefit Specialist, ASEBP


Thursday February 10, 2022 10:30am - 11:30am MST
Virtual Room 10 None
  Health - CALM / Santé, Retired Teachers
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus K-6
  • Room Details None
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus K-6
  • Tags English

10:30am MST

***Pre-recorded*** Elementary Math and Science with Robotics and Electronics
At our elementary school we have been teaching some science and math with coding and robotics and electronics kits. Students have been building and programming virtual and physical devices to explore concepts in geometry, statistics, wheels and levers, plants, recycling, weather, electricity, and flight. Come hear about free resources and inexpensive hardware, including micro:bit, that you can implement related to current and future curricular outcomes.

Speakers
avatar for David Hay

David Hay

Math
David Hay taught high school science and technology courses for ten years, was a consultant for seven years in the areas of technology and innovation, and is currently teaching Grade 5.


Thursday February 10, 2022 10:30am - 11:30am MST
Pre-Recorded Room B None
  Math, Science-sciences
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus 4-6
  • Room Details None
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus 44716
  • Tags English

10:30am MST

Emotions and Teaching in Support of Diverse Worldviews
Both before and after Canada's official policy of multiculturalism, Alberta’s social studies program sought to consider the entanglement of individual, national, and cultural identities, and yet the emotionality of learning multiple perspectives has remains unaddressed. If social studies as a discipline is to truly meet the social goals of multiculturalism and plurality, then educators need to consider conscious and unconscious emotional defences that can prevent meaningful engagements with different worldviews. To this end, insights from existential, experimental psychology can be applied to social studies in Alberta (and elsewhere) to anticipate and mitigate both homogenizing metanarratives and emotional defences, and thus invite students to engage with difference without seeing it as a problem to resolve.

Speakers
avatar for Cathryn van Kessel

Cathryn van Kessel

Emotions and Teaching In Support of Diverse World Views
Cathryn van Kessel is an associate professor at the University of Alberta in Secondary Social Studies Education. As a secondary school teacher, Cathryn taught junior and senior high social studies and Latin for a decade, and now teaches social studies curriculum and instruction classes... Read More →

Chairperson

Thursday February 10, 2022 10:30am - 11:30am MST
Virtual Room 24 None
  Social Studies / Études sociales, Social Studies / Études sociales
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus 7-12
  • Room Details None
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus 44902
  • Tags English

10:30am MST

How to Say No
Teachers give a lot of themselves, so preserving energy is an important skill. With increased demands on our time and resources, decisions must be made to manage stress and avoid burning out. In this session, we’ll examine why it can be so hard to say no. We’ll cover handling the disappointment of others, strategies for setting and maintaining stronger relationship boundaries, and creating more space to enjoy life instead of feeling “crazy busy.” Prioritize your own mental health by learning how to say no with kindness and without guilt so your students can see how it’s done.

Speakers
avatar for Julianne Harvey

Julianne Harvey

The Future is Female: Preparing Students for the Next Decade
Julianne Harvey is an author, speaker and nurturer from South Surrey, BC. She has four self-published books and her short fiction has appeared in several literary magazines. Julianne holds a BA in Creative Writing, along with a certificate in Counselling Skills, and is working toward... Read More →


Thursday February 10, 2022 10:30am - 11:30am MST
Virtual Room 11 None
  Teacher Wellness / Bien-être, Teaching Practices/ Pédagogie
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus 7-12
  • Room Details None
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus 44902
  • Tags English

10:30am MST

Module Breakdown: A Closer Look at FOD 3130 The Food Entrepreneur (LIVE SESSION ONLY)
In this session, we will look at strategies for teaching FOD 3130 The Food Entrepreneur. From module outlines, to lesson plans, to recipes, we will explore practical ideas and pathways to take your students. Our focus will be to create and share tools and materials that can be taken directly from session to classroom. Many of the ideas and tools that are discussed will be useful for teachers looking to incorporate foods in a K&E Setting.

Speakers
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Mathew Christopher Tom-Kee

Foods Teacher, Bellerose Composite High School
Chris grew up in Ontario,but moved to Alberta in 2005 to pursue and expand on his culinary experience at NAIT. Through NAIT, he was able to develop a comprehensive professional network in Edmonton, and travel the world for work and competitions. After 15 years as a professional chef... Read More →


Thursday February 10, 2022 10:30am - 12:00pm MST
Virtual Room 04 None
  Career & Technology Studies, Knowledge & Employability / Connaissance et Emploiabilité
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus 10-12
  • Room Details None
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus 44905
  • Tags English

10:30am MST

***Pre-recorded*** Depression, Anxiety or Bust
What do we know about Depression and how it is affecting our kids today? How does Anxiety show up in the students in your classroom? Without knowing which students are suffering with symptoms and haven't gotten help or refuse to acknowledge they need support, what can we do as teachers to get them through the year? Looking into recent research, we will explore universal methods to engage with kids who are struggling with the two most common mental illnesses in adolescents.

Speakers
avatar for Kathy Penner

Kathy Penner

Mental Health Teacher, Calgary Board of Education
Kathy Penner has been teaching with the Calgary Board of Education for 15 years. She spent 6 years in a highly specialized Mental Health High School classroom and has returned to the classroom where she is teaching social sciences. Her emphasis has always been about doing what is... Read More →


Thursday February 10, 2022 10:30am - 12:00pm MST
Pre-Recorded Room G None
  Guidance / Counselling, Teaching Practices/ Pédagogie
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus 7-12
  • Room Details None
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus 44902
  • Tags English

10:30am MST

Expressive Arts in the daily classroom
While completing training in Expressive Art Therapy, I quickly became aware of how versatile, insightful, and powerful the expressive arts can be in processing themes of grief, loss, and trauma. I further recognized that engaging in the expressive arts was extremely beneficial in working with consistent themes of identity, inclusivity, and belonging. Through the expressive arts, we are able to access and engage our creative brain resulting in a deeper understanding of ourselves.

Speakers
avatar for Kelsey Beier

Kelsey Beier

Managing Grief, and Expressive Arts
Kelsey Beier is an educator, Expressive Arts facilitator, writer and lifelong learner. Whether in her job as an elementary school teacher or when writing original songs, poems or stories, Kelsey’s love for connection through words and stories transcends through many genres in her... Read More →


Thursday February 10, 2022 10:30am - 12:00pm MST
Virtual Room 13 None
  Inclusive Education / Éducation Inclusive, Fine Arts-Arts
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus K-6
  • Room Details None
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus K-6
  • Tags English

10:30am MST

The Power of Extreme Writing! Creating Eager and Fluent Writers (Recording available until Feb 17)
Students who write too slowly, and can’t “ideate” quickly fall further and further behind as subjects become more demanding. BUT…how do we enhance fluency and keep it engaging long enough to succeed? Extreme Writing is a totally new journaling program that works. “It’s fun! Can we do more?” Leave with a plan for the year, and a method of assessing student capacity The brain loves novelty and this worksop includes 7 unique strategies to keep the program novel, with multiple ideas for each strategy, creating a year of refreshing unexpected choices for your grade 4-9 students. Detailed handout .

Speakers
avatar for Diana Cruchley

Diana Cruchley

10 Secrets to Quality Writing
Diana Cruchley is an award-winning educator and author who has taught at both elementary and secondary levels. She is the recipient of the Governor General’s Flight to Freedom Literacy Award. Her practical workshops are always enthusiastically received.

Chairperson
avatar for Fiona

Fiona

Teacher, Elk Island Catholic Schools
Academically speaking:Literacy: reading comprehension, writing, spelling, etc.Social Studies: how to bring it to life.Health: how to help students develop strategies to deal with different emotions.Personally speaking, I’m into writing, politics, camping and kayaking, and generally... Read More →


Thursday February 10, 2022 10:30am - 12:00pm MST
Virtual Room 19 None
  Language Arts / Arts Langagier, Beginning Teachers
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus 4-6
  • Room Details None
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus 44716
  • Tags English

10:30am MST

Power Play: Primary Place Value - Games and Number Line Activities
Now more than ever we need kids to be engaged in meaningful games and activities that intrigue and capture their attention. Place value concepts form the foundation for most of the math covered in primary, and students need to thoroughly understand them through work with manipulatives and games. Come prepared to play games that incorporate cards, dice, place value dice and number lines and learn strategies that will help rebuild the gaps after a year of covid: understanding 10's, 100's, 1,000's, comparing numbers as greater than/less than, composing and decomposing numbers, work with number lines including patterns, estimating differences, addition/subtraction of 10's, 100's, ideas for rounding and expanding numbers. Handout will contain gameboards, concept skill checklists for assessment and journal ideas. IF SESSION IS VIRTUAL PLEASE BRING A DECK OF CARDS, 8 REGULAR DICE, 0-100 NUMBER LINE.

Speakers
avatar for Jane Felling

Jane Felling

Owner and Presenter, Box Cars And One-Eyed Jacks Inc
Jane is co-author of the award winning Box Cars and One-Eyed Jacks series and has been doing workshops in the area of games as a teaching strategy for over 25 years. She has conducted workshops across North America for K - 8 contracts and has been a featured speaker at the National... Read More →

Chairperson
avatar for Box Cars and One-Eyed Jacks

Box Cars and One-Eyed Jacks

Office Manager, Box Cars And One-Eyed Jacks Inc
Box Cars and One-Eyed Jacks provides resources and professional development to change the way students learn for the better. Our award-winning math and literacy resources help students in primary, upper elementary, and middle years. We provide professional development for teachers... Read More →


Thursday February 10, 2022 10:30am - 12:00pm MST
Virtual Room 16 None
  Math, Differentiated Instruction / Différenciation
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus K-3
  • Room Details None
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus K-3
  • Tags English

10:30am MST

Session 2: Flag/Touch Football- Advanced Skills & Games
A comprehensive approach to running a Flag/Touch Football unit, including assessment in P.E. This session will focus on advanced route running, huddles, playbooks, mini and full games. Participants will be taking their grades 7-12 PE Flag/Touch Football games to the next level. Look for Session 1: Flag/Touch Football-Skills & Drills. Participants are not required to attend both sessions.

Speakers
avatar for Jeff Hollinshead

Jeff Hollinshead

Athletic Director, Strathcona Christian Academy
I am currently a High School Athletic Director for a grades 7-12 school. In my 23 years of education I have never stopped participating directly with students. I recently started coaching High School Girls Flag Football in the Edmonton Metro league. My Football background includes... Read More →


Thursday February 10, 2022 10:30am - 12:00pm MST
Virtual Room 21 None
  Physical Education / Éducation Physique, Physical Education / Éducation Physique
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus 7-12
  • Room Details None
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus 44902
  • Tags English

10:30am MST

Google Classroom ++ (English)
This workshop is for those who already use Google Classroom and would like to take it up a notch. We will move beyond the basics to take a look at effective examples and spend some time reworking existing classes. Exemples will be geared towards grades 4-6, but may be adapted to any level.

Speakers
avatar for Melanie Samson-Cormier

Melanie Samson-Cormier

Enseignante/Teacher, Conseil scolaire Centre-Nord
Mélanie est enseignante à l'école Gabrielle-Roy, Edmonton. Elle est certifiée au niveau 1 Google Educator et possède un MÉd en enseignement, apprentissage et évaluation. Avant de venir en Alberta en 2012, elle enseignait à Terre-Neuve (à l’Est du Canada) où elle a commenc... Read More →


Thursday February 10, 2022 10:30am - 12:00pm MST
Virtual Room 27 None
  Technology / Technolgie, Teaching Practices/ Pédagogie
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus 4-6
  • Room Details None
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus 44716
  • Tags English

10:45am MST

ACEE Symposium: Les yeux grands ouverts: La réconciliation par le double regard
Pour percevoir notre monde avec profondeur , nous avons besoin de deux yeux. Quelle profondeur de compréhension acquérons-nous en valorisant les modes de connaissance autochtones? Explorez la vision à deux yeux, la pratique consistant à tisser des façons d'être et de faire occidentales et autochtones. Comment cela favorise-t-il la réconciliation? Quel est le rôle de l'éducation environnementale dans la réconciliation ? Écoutez les jeunes comment cette pratique est importante pour leur apprentissage et pourquoi il s'agit également d'une solution climatique vitale. Session offerte dans le cadre du symposium “Notre avenir partagé”.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Marie Tremblay

Dr. Marie Tremblay

Alberta Council for Environmental Education / French
Dr. Marie Tremblay joined the Alberta Council for Environmental Education in 2018 as senior education advisor, bringing to her role a dual passion for education and the environment. With university degrees in engineering, education, environmental design (Master's) and ecology (PhD... Read More →
avatar for Terry Lin Fedorus

Terry Lin Fedorus

Indigenous Educator and Advisor
Indigenous Educator and Advisor Terry Lin Fedorus is with the passion to advance Truth and Reconciliation both across Turtle Island and in her home province of Alberta! As co-founder of the "Sacred Circle Foundation for Reconciliation", an Indigenous-led initiative headquartered in... Read More →


Thursday February 10, 2022 10:45am - 12:15pm MST
Virtual Room 18 None
  Indigenous Education, Science-sciences
  • Language of Presentation French
  • Grade Focus K-6
  • Room Details None
  • Language of Presentation French
  • Grade Focus K-6
  • Tags French

11:00am MST

***Pre-recorded*** Build your Healthy School Puzzle
Creating a Healthy School Community is not unlike growing a garden. It takes time, patience, tools, and knowledge. Discover how you can best grow your healthy school community through the National Healthy School Standards. In this session, participants will meet the Canadian Healthy Schools Alliance and explore the Healthy School Standards. What are they & how do they look, live and breathe within the school system?

Speakers
avatar for Ever Active Schools

Ever Active Schools

Supporting Healthy School Communities
Ever Active Schools is a charity that supports healthy school communities all across Alberta. We offer professional development opportunities for teachers and administrators on a wide variety of topics to advance well-being in schools. Ever Active Schools puts on annual events such... Read More →


Thursday February 10, 2022 11:00am - 12:00pm MST
Pre-Recorded Room C None
  Admin / Leadership, Teacher Wellness / Bien-être
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus K-6
  • Room Details None
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus K-6
  • Tags English

11:00am MST

The 25% Rule of Assessment (LIVE SESSION ONLY)
During an AAC workshop with Dylan Wiliam last year, we learned about an idea called "The 25% Rule" for classroom assessment. In this session, we’ll explain exactly what this rule means and offer tips on how to implement the rule into your assessment practice.

Speakers
avatar for Michele Jones

Michele Jones

Executive Director, Alberta Assessment Consortium
Michele is the executive director of the Alberta Assessment Consortium (AAC). AAC is a recognized leader in the area of fair and equitable assessment in the province of Alberta. AAC operates under four assessment purposes as directed by Alberta School Jurisdictions across the province... Read More →


Thursday February 10, 2022 11:00am - 12:00pm MST
Virtual Room 02 None
  Assessment / Évaluation, Teaching Practices/ Pédagogie
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus K-6
  • Room Details None
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus K-6
  • Tags English

11:00am MST

Practical Strategies for Struggling Students
What works for all students in the inclusive classroom? This entertaining session will provide teachers with a smorgasbord of instructional tips and tools designed to engage reluctant learners. You will also be introduced to some universal strategies that work well for all students. Once we understand these students and their struggles, we can teach the way they learn. Come learn practical tactics and effective approaches that work with struggling students. While many of these strategies come from the field of inclusive education, they are beneficial for all students.

Speakers
avatar for Danny Bateman

Danny Bateman

Danny Bateman is a dynamic, entertaining, and experienced speaker. With an engaging personality, interesting anecdotes, and an innovative approach, each session inspires and enlightens. He is currently an Instructor at Concordia University in the Faculty of Education. He has delivered... Read More →

Chairperson

Thursday February 10, 2022 11:00am - 12:00pm MST
Virtual Room 09 None
  Differentiated Instruction / Différenciation, Inclusive Education / Éducation Inclusive
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus K-6
  • Room Details None
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus K-6
  • Tags English

11:00am MST

Mixed Media Visual Journals: Project Ideas, Media and Techniques (Part 2 - Transfer Techniques)
In Part 2 od Mixed Media Visual Journals Mike will build on the ground techniques shown in Part 1. In this presentation we will create image transfers onto mixed media grounds. Graphite transfers, packing tape transfers and matte medium transfers will be explored and demonstrated. We will continue our discussion about ideas for assignments and teaching strategies that will engage your learners. This video is designed for a "work-along" approach in which teachers can pause and resume the video as they work through the techniques shown.

Speakers
avatar for Michael Shain

Michael Shain

Mixed Media Visual Journals
Mike is an artist living in Vulcan. His day job is teaching secondary Art in person and online and then traveling throughout Vulcan County to small rural schools. He brings hands-on Art experiences (and silliness) to students from K to 12. He visits six schools in five days and sees... Read More →


Thursday February 10, 2022 11:00am - 12:00pm MST
Pre-Recorded Room H None
  Fine Arts-Arts, Fine Arts-Arts
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus 10-12
  • Room Details None
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus 44905
  • Tags English

11:00am MST

Toolbox for teachers on official Languages
The Office of the Commissioner of Official Languages offers a wide range of resources for teachers, parents and young Canadians. Fun educational tools and useful sources of information will be presented to you. This presentation will allow you to lead games and conversations with your students on the following themes: identity and language issues, cultural diversity, assimilation, linguistic duality, advantages of bilingualism, the Charter of Rights and Freedoms and the Official Languages Act

Speakers
avatar for Frederic Nolet

Frederic Nolet

/Second Languages, Office of the Commissioner of Official Languages / Commissariat aux langues officielles
Frédéric Nolet is a Senior Regional Engagement Agent for the Office of the Commissioner of Official Languages based in Edmonton. The regional office covers Alberta, British Columbia, the Northwest Territories and the Yukon. Before joining the Office of the Commissioner of Official... Read More →


Thursday February 10, 2022 11:00am - 12:00pm MST
Virtual Room 08 None
  Francais, Second Languages / Langues Secondes
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus 7-12
  • Room Details None
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus 44902
  • Tags English

11:00am MST

*Pre-recorded* We all have a unique story: Explore Genealogy and Family History with your Students!
This 60 minute workshop explores the impact of Family History and Genealogy studies on students. Spend the day learning how to research your ancestors and /or your students' ancestors. In addition, activities and resources will be shared to use for icebreakers, for Art, Science, Language Arts or Social Studies or Second Language units. DNA, genetics, immigration, Indigenous and Residential School Records, student surnames, are just a few of the topics to be explored.

Speakers
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Angela Boyes

Educator, Genealogist, Author, Speaker, DigUpYourRoots
A former rural school administrator, Angela is completing a M. Sc in Genealogy, Paleographic and Heraldic Studies with the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow Scotland. Angela’s teaching career began in the 1980s in Calgary teaching in the French Immersion Programs. The last 15... Read More →


Thursday February 10, 2022 11:00am - 12:00pm MST
Pre-Recorded Room A None
  Inclusive Education / Éducation Inclusive, Social Studies / Études sociales
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus 7-12
  • Room Details None
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus 44902
  • Tags English

11:00am MST

FASD for Educators
Join your region's FASD Instructional Coach to better understand Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder and its impact on students, teachers and the classroom. Learn how to identify this disorder, gain universal strategies to assist and accommodate the student's needs and find out where to acquire more FASD resources for yourself and the students in your classrooms. This is a five year project with an aim to build strong relationships between the FASD Instructional Coach and Alberta's educators.

Speakers
avatar for Angela Kemble

Angela Kemble

Executive Director, Northwest Central FASD Network
Angela Kemble has been the Executive Director of the Northwest Central Alberta Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Network for 6 years. Prior to that she was an FASD Success Coach in the Aspenview School Division. She holds a Masters in Business Administration and a Human and Social Development... Read More →
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Tsion Abate

FASD Instructional Coach, WRaP 2.0 Project
For the past 20 years, Tsion Demeke Abate has dedicated her professional work in educational leadership, and the development of research evidence that promotes the health and well-being of communities who face health inequity. Tsion has worked in developing a community collaborative... Read More →


Thursday February 10, 2022 11:00am - 12:00pm MST
Virtual Room 14 None
  Inclusive Education / Éducation Inclusive, Inclusive Education / Éducation Inclusive
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus 7-12
  • Room Details None
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus 44902
  • Tags English

11:00am MST

Winter is a Time for Stories
When the snow covers the ground it is a time for stories. Why is it important to tell stories while the snow is on the ground? Learn about all the ways we can tell stories. Think about how you can bring the power of storytelling into your classroom. Join in this session as we learn about traditional oral storytelling, exploring the use of Indigenous literature in elementary and secondary, stories of resilience, and information that supports foundational knowledge of First Nations.

Speakers
avatar for Phillip Campiou

Phillip Campiou

Knowledge Keeper, Elder
Phillip Campiou is a Traditional Woodland Cree who is originally from Driftpile First Nation, Alberta. He now resides in the Enoch area. As a young man, his father taught Phillip how to be self-sufficient and live off the land. Inherent in these teachings was an unwavering respect... Read More →


Thursday February 10, 2022 11:00am - 12:00pm MST
Virtual Room 15 None
  Indigenous Education, Language Arts / Arts Langagier
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus 4-6
  • Room Details None
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus 44716
  • Tags English

11:00am MST

***Pre-recorded*** L’égalité en math - plus qu’un symbole mathématique - 1ère à 3e année
Tout en math tourne autour de l’égalité. Une bonne compréhension de son sens et de ses utilisations permet aux élèves de mieux développer leurs habiletés. Une mauvaise compréhension peut gruger la confiance de nos élèves. Cet atelier a pour but d'éclairer le tout en visitant des approches et des activités riches de sens.

Speakers
avatar for Renée Michaud

Renée Michaud

Consultante en mathématiques/Math Consultant, RLM Consulting
Renée Michaud est consultante en mathématiques. Elle offre des formations en français et en anglais dans l’ouest canadien et au-delà. Elle présente également des sessions variées aux différents congrès annuels d’enseignants de l’Alberta, de la Colombie-Britannique tel... Read More →


Thursday February 10, 2022 11:00am - 12:00pm MST
Pre-Recorded Room F None
  Math, Teaching Practices/ Pédagogie
  • Language of Presentation French
  • Grade Focus K-3
  • Room Details None
  • Language of Presentation French
  • Grade Focus K-3
  • Tags French

11:00am MST

STEM in Stories: Connecting Curriculum to Popular Culture
Find STEM in your favourite stories, and in your students’ favourite pastimes and activities. This session will teach participants how to find the STEM topics in the stories that their students love and how they can incorporate those stories into their Science and Math lessons. The word “STEM” (an acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) has become commonplace in the science classroom, but we don't often stop to think about what it means. In this interactive and collaborative session, we will define STEM and demonstrate how it can be leveraged to guide authentic learning. With the help of the presenters’ varied scientific backgrounds, participants will realize that STEM is all around them – including in children’s stories!

Speakers
avatar for Alissa Boyle

Alissa Boyle

/Science, The Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA)
As the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta’s (APEGA) Outreach Manager, Alissa Boyle, oversees the association’s kindergarten to grade 12 and university outreach programs. She also works closely with the Women in APEGA Advisory Group to address key... Read More →
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Keely McPhee

Outreach Coordinator, The Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA)
Keely holds a Bachelor of Science with a major in Earth and Atmospheric Science, and a minor in Psychology. She has completed certificates in Innovative Thinking and Positive Education. Prior to joining APEGA, Keely was the Camp & Workshop Coordinator and Associate Director of DiscoverE... Read More →
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Elizabeth Tate

With a Bachelor of Education majoring in General Science and a minor in English, Elizabeth is passionate about learning and helping others develop a deeper appreciation of the many fields in STEM. Elizabeth was educator for the Edmonton Public School Division for 5 years, teaching... Read More →


Thursday February 10, 2022 11:00am - 12:00pm MST
Virtual Room 22 None
  Science-sciences, Teaching Practices/ Pédagogie
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus K-6
  • Room Details None
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus K-6
  • Tags English

11:00am MST

Looking Ahead to New ADVENTURES
Presented by Alberta Retired Teachers’ Association If you are considering retirement within the next five years, then you’ve got some big decisions just around the corner. Make sure you’re ready for them! This presentation will go over everything you need to know about the Alberta Retired Teachers’ Association (ARTA), including programs and perks available to members and, of course, the nationally acclaimed Retiree Benefits Plan. A current retired teacher will provide important points to consider before making the leap into retirement and will touch on some personal experiences. We’ll outline the health, travel, and dental benefits ARTA offers and touch on considerations you’ll want to start thinking about as you begin to plan for your retirement. Join us to discover how ARTA can give you the support you need to begin this new, exciting adventure.

Speakers
avatar for Amanda Shaw

Amanda Shaw

CMO, ARTA
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avatar for Jennifer Hope

Jennifer Hope

Affiliate Marketing Advisor, ARTA
Jennifer graduated from the University of Lethbridge with a Bachelor of Management degree witha major in marketing.Prior to joining the ARTA marketing team, she has had a variety of marketing positions as well as media communications.Since joining ARTA Jennifer has become well-versed... Read More →
avatar for Marilyn Bossert

Marilyn Bossert

Looking Ahead to New Adventures, ARTA
MARILYN BOSSERT Past President, ARTA Retirement marks the end of working for someone else and the beginning of living for yourself reads the quote on Marilyn’s favorite coffee mug. Following a rewarding career teaching junior high English, she joined her local branch, and shortly... Read More →


Thursday February 10, 2022 11:00am - 12:00pm MST
Virtual Room 12 None
  Teacher Wellness / Bien-être, Retired Teachers
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus 4-6
  • Room Details None
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus 44716
  • Tags English

11:00am MST

NCTCA 3rd Annual Teacher GSA Meeting (LIVE SESSION ONLY)
A GSA (Gay-Straight Alliance) is an 2SLGBTQ+ positive space for community members and their allies to gather and share fellowship. A place to share triumphs, and a place to find support to help and overcome hardships. Just like the GSA at your school, but this one's for the gown-ups! The Guide Lines: Everyone who is supportive of the 2SLGBTQ+ community is welcome. No attendance will be taken. No one will ask why you've come. This will be a Safe Space; Take the learning with you, leave the names behind. ****Please be advised this session WILL NOT be recorded**

Speakers
avatar for Andrew Wiens

Andrew Wiens

Andrew is currently the lead teacher for the GSA at W. D. Cuts Jr High in St. Albert, and has been running GSA's in one form or another since 2009. Andrew is one of the co-chairs for the St. Albert Public Schools Rainbow Network Educators’ GSA. Andrew can also regularly be found... Read More →
avatar for Renée LeClerc

Renée LeClerc

Renée has been the lead teacher for the GSA at Paul Kane High School in St. Albert since 2013. Renée is one of the co-chairs for the St. Albert Public Schools Rainbow Network Educators’ GSA. Renée can also regularly be found at the Edmonton area teacher GSA meetings. Renée is... Read More →
avatar for Nicole Richard

Nicole Richard

Teacher, Elk Island Local 21 Teacher GSA
Nicole Richard (she/they) is the chair of the St. Francis Society - Elk Island Catholic Local 21 Teacher Gender & Sexuality Alliance. She is passionate about creating safe spaces for LGBTQIA2S+ students and staff, representation in literature, and The Bachelor franchise!


Thursday February 10, 2022 11:00am - 12:00pm MST
Virtual Room 28 None
  Teacher Wellness / Bien-être, Learning Resources
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus 7-12
  • Room Details None
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus 44902
  • Tags English

11:00am MST

Robots pertinents : faire des liens entre la robotique et les programmes d'études (7e à 12e année/1e) (LIVE SESSION ONLY)
Vous souhaitez en apprendre davantage sur l'enseignement de la robotique, mais vous ne savez pas trop comment cela s’inscrit dans votre programme ? Joignez-vous à nous pour un webinaire passionnant pour en savoir plus sur l'intégration de la robotique dans toutes les matières afin d'atteindre les objectifs de votre programme d'études. Découvrez des activités pratiques de robotique et de codage qui ont des liens avec les arts langagiers (anglais et français), les mathématiques, les sciences, et bien plus encore. Vous n'avez pas besoin d'avoir accès à des trousses de robotique pour utiliser les idées présentées, mais nous fournirons des versions des activités pour ceux qui en ont !

Speakers
avatar for Pascale Rabideau

Pascale Rabideau

Educational Specialist, Let's Talk Sciences - Parlons sciences
As Educational Specialist at Let’s Talk Science, Pascale Rabideau works with the development team to create professional development on STEM education for educators across Canada. She holds a B.A.Sc. from the University of Guelph, a B.Ed from the University of Ottawa and a certificate... Read More →

Chairperson

Thursday February 10, 2022 11:00am - 12:00pm MST
Virtual Room 06 None
  Teaching Practices/ Pédagogie, Language Arts / Arts Langagier
  • Language of Presentation French
  • Grade Focus 7-12
  • Room Details None
  • Language of Presentation French
  • Grade Focus 44902
  • Tags French

11:00am MST

Differentiation in Google Classroom
This session will give you strategies for differentiation you can use starting on Tuesday morning in Google Classroom. Meet the needs of ALL your students with easy to implement modifications to assignments, and scheduling in Google Classroom and across Google Workspaces for Education.

Speakers
avatar for Sean Sommerfeld

Sean Sommerfeld

Teacher, Grande Yellowhead Public School Division
Sean Sommerfeld is a high school social studies teacher in Edson, Alberta. Sean is a Google Certified Educator. Sean enjoys the great outdoors, hiking, biking, and landscape photography.

Chairperson
avatar for Bobbi

Bobbi

Elk Island Public Schools/ Edmonton Public Schools


Thursday February 10, 2022 11:00am - 12:00pm MST
Virtual Room 26 None
  Technology / Technolgie, Inclusive Education / Éducation Inclusive
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus 7-12
  • Room Details None
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus 44902
  • Tags English

11:00am MST

***Pre-recorded*** Writing to Build Relationships and Resiliency
With the uncertainty in our world, writing can be a wonderful coping strategy for our students. Join Karen to explore how to use writing to help build essential relationships with students, foster a sense of well-being during challenging times, and create a stronger sense of self within students. You will leave this session with practical ideas to support your students’ social and emotional wellbeing.

Speakers
avatar for Karen Filewych

Karen Filewych

Words Change Worlds
Karen Filewych has twenty-five years of educational experience as an elementary teacher, school administrator, and language arts consultant. In 2007, she completed her Master of Education degree in the area of literacy. Karen's first book - How Do I Get Them to Write? - was published... Read More →


Thursday February 10, 2022 11:00am - 12:30pm MST
Pre-Recorded Room E None
  Language Arts / Arts Langagier, Health - CALM / Santé
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus K-6
  • Room Details None
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus K-6
  • Tags English

11:00am MST

Speak Up: Performance Activities to Build Your Students’ Confidence
Particularly in adolescence, students may have brilliant ideas, but a plethora of emotions and social anxieties preventing them from sharing. To encourage speaking up in any class, this workshop will give you some warm-up activities and techniques that will help your students tiptoe towards the front of the class, increasing comfort and community. From audience engagement exercises to performance games, you'll find an arsenal of activities to slowly ease your students out of their shell in whatever way feels best!

Speakers
avatar for Miranda Krogstad

Miranda Krogstad

Language Arts
Miranda Krogstad is a spoken word poet and educator who uses her words to empower students of all ages and walks of life. Teaching life skills including self-confidence, self-expression, and community-building, she has performed workshops in dozens of cities across Western Canada... Read More →


Thursday February 10, 2022 11:00am - 12:30pm MST
Virtual Room 20 None
  Teaching Practices/ Pédagogie, Language Arts / Arts Langagier
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus 7-12
  • Room Details None
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus 44902
  • Tags English

11:30am MST

Accueillir des stagiaires dans votre salle de classe: une manière de former et de se former à l'inté
Depuis 2019, les enseignants doivent intégrer les savoirs et perspectives autochtones dans leurs pratiques (Alberta Education, 2018). Plusieurs études démontrent que les enseignants se sentent toutefois insuffisamment équipés en la matière, en l’absence de ressources d’enseignement mais aussi de formations développées localement, prenant en compte le contexte francophone minoritaire. Dans le cadre de cet atelier, en nous basant sur l’observation de stages dans des écoles primaires et secondaires, nous amènerons les enseignants à penser à la manière dont l’accueil de stagiaires en éducation, en formation initiale, peut contribuer au développement professionnel des enseignants accompagnateurs.

Speakers
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Eva Lemaire

Professeure agrégée, University of Alberta
Eva Lemaire est professeure agrégée en éducation, à la Faculté Saint-Jean (Université de l\\'Alberta). Ses recherches portent sur l\\'éducation inclusive, la prise en compte de la diversité, l\\'éducation à la justice sociale et l\\'intégration des perspectives autochtones... Read More →


Thursday February 10, 2022 11:30am - 12:30pm MST
Virtual Room 31 None
  ATA Sessions, ATA Sessions
  • Language of Presentation French
  • Grade Focus None
  • Room Details None
  • Language of Presentation French
  • Grade Focus None
  • Tags French

11:30am MST

ATA Services for School Leaders
Discover all of they ways your association can support you on your school leadership journey. Through PD opportunities, workshops, conferences, educational resources and so much more. We will also be highlighting the new and innovative cross-program initiative designed to offer even more opportunities to our teacher-leaders across the province.

Speakers
avatar for Tanya Thiessen

Tanya Thiessen

Executive Staff Officer, Teacher Employment Services, Alberta Teachers' Association
Tanya joined the Association’s Teacher Employment Services executive staff in April 2021. She spent most of her 15-year career with Elk Island Catholic Schools as a high school teacher, school counsellor and administrator. Tanya was fortunate to be able to serve in many communities... Read More →
avatar for Chris Gonsalvez

Chris Gonsalvez

Executive Staff Officer, Professional Development, Alberta Teachers' Association
Teacher. Administrator. PD Leader. Chris is an executive staff officer with the Alberta Teachers' Association and passionate about working with teachers and being involved in professional development. Spending most of his teaching career in Southern Alberta, he loved being a middle... Read More →


Thursday February 10, 2022 11:30am - 12:30pm MST
Virtual Room 32 None
  ATA Sessions, ATA Sessions
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus None
  • Room Details None
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus None
  • Tags English

11:30am MST

Nurturing Resilience: Nine Ways Families, Schools, and Communities can Help Children Thrive (Recording available until March 11, 2022)
In this fast-paced, story-filled presentation, Dr. Ungar will show that children’s resilience is much more than their individual ability to overcome adversity. It is just as much the result of how well their families, schools and communities work together to help vulnerable young people navigate their way to the resources they need for wellbeing, and whether those resources are made available to children in ways children experience as meaningful. In addition to exploring what resilience means to children from many different backgrounds, Dr. Ungar will also provide nine practical strategies parents, caregivers and educators can use to help children heal, no matter a child’s emotional, psychological or behavioral problems. Specific learning objectives for this presentation are: 1. To understand how children and families with complex needs use “problem” behaviours to enhance their resilience and wellbeing when more socially acceptable solutions are not available; 2. To become familiar with how to assess resilience; 3. To learn about nine resilience-promoting resources necessary for positive child development; 4. To develop strategies for working without resistance with hard-to-reach, culturally diverse children, adolescents, and their families; 5. To discuss ways services can be structured for children and families that make resilience more likely to occur.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Michael Ungar

Dr. Michael Ungar

Michael Ungar, Ph.D. is the founder and Director of the Resilience Research Centre at Dalhousie University. His ground-breaking work as a family therapist and resilience researcher is recognized around the world, with much of that work focused on the resilience of marginalized children... Read More →

Chairperson
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sherri greene

Music Specialist
Music/Musique specialist with Blackgold Regional Schools


Thursday February 10, 2022 11:30am - 12:30pm MST
Virtual Feature Room A None
  Feature / Conférencier, Teacher Wellness / Bien-être
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus None
  • Room Details None
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus None
  • Tags English

11:30am MST

***Pre-recorded*** Overcoming Innumeracy - How Do We Talk About Mathematics?
What is it about the way we talk about mathematics that promotes the acceptance of "I can't do that"? What might we do to shift the conversation? How might we focus on the way we talk to students, parents, our colleagues, our leaders to build success in mathematics and confidence in numeracy? Join Jennifer for a session where ideas and questions will be presented that will encourage reflection. Resources will be shared to continue to grow as a mathematics educator long after this session.

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Ferguson

Jennifer Ferguson

Digital Learning Liaison, Jigsaw Learning Inc
Jennifer Ferguson Jennifer Ferguson readily engages in opportunities to build her capacity as a leader and as a result her journey has led her into a unique role with Jigsaw Learning. Jennifer leads districts and schools in the implementation of the WeCollab and Dossier software platforms... Read More →


Thursday February 10, 2022 11:30am - 12:30pm MST
Pre-Recorded Room D None
  Math, Teaching Practices/ Pédagogie
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus 7-9
  • Room Details None
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus 44811
  • Tags English

11:30am MST

***Pre-recorded*** Elementary Coding in Minecraft Education Edition
Many elementary students love building and exploring in Minecraft, in this session we'll talk about how to take it to the next level with computer science and coding. You and your students will be able to gain new powers and abilities, while developing skills in problem solving, innovation, collaboration, and perseverance. We'll also talk about alignment with the current curriculum and the new curriculum. Minecraft Education Edition requires a Microsoft 365 account and a Windows or Mac computer,

Speakers
avatar for David Hay

David Hay

Math
David Hay taught high school science and technology courses for ten years, was a consultant for seven years in the areas of technology and innovation, and is currently teaching Grade 5.


Thursday February 10, 2022 11:30am - 12:30pm MST
Pre-Recorded Room B None
  Technology / Technolgie, Math
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus K-6
  • Room Details None
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus K-6
  • Tags English

11:45am MST

Racism and Being an Effective Ally (Recording available until April 1, 2022)
Jesse Lipscombe helps individuals and organizations understand the history of systemic racism, and the challenges BIPOC individuals face daily. Through his powerful storytelling, he will take your audience on a journey of change. Jesse will offer useful and applicable steps to take action and become a better ally.

Speakers
avatar for Jesse Lipscombe

Jesse Lipscombe

Jesse Lipscombe is an actor, former athlete, activist and entrepreneur. The Alberta native began his career as an actor at age 14 in the film, Children of the Dust, starring legendary actor, Sidney Poitier. At 18, Jesse accepted a full athletic scholarship to the prestigious Morehouse... Read More →

Chairperson

Thursday February 10, 2022 11:45am - 12:45pm MST
Virtual Feature Room B None
  Feature / Conférencier, Teacher Wellness / Bien-être
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus None
  • Room Details None
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus None
  • Tags English

12:00pm MST

C’est à nous d’agir : Approches et outils pour prévenir la violence sexuelle (Recording available until April 1, 2022)
Nous avons une obligation morale et légale de lutter contre le harcèlement sexuel et la discrimination dans les écoles. Même avec de bonnes intentions, ce n’est pas toujours évident comment s’y rendre! Joignez-nous pour une discussion avec l’éducatrice renommée Julie S. Lalonde. Vous allez quitter la présentation avec des outils pratiques pour ouvrir des discussions pertinentes et efficaces avec vos élèves.

Speakers
avatar for Julie Lalonde

Julie Lalonde

Julie S. Lalonde is an internationally recognized women’s rights advocate and public educator. Franco-ontarienne du nord de l’Ontario, elle est basée à Ottawa. She holds a BA and MA in Canadian Studies and Women’s Studies from Carleton University with a focus on the lives... Read More →

Chairperson

Thursday February 10, 2022 12:00pm - 1:00pm MST
Virtual Feature Room C None
  Feature / Conférencier, Teacher Wellness / Bien-être
  • Language of Presentation French
  • Grade Focus None
  • Room Details None
  • Language of Presentation French
  • Grade Focus None
  • Tags French

12:00pm MST

Mixed Media Visual Journals: Project Ideas, Media and Techniques (Part 3 - Layers & Resolution)
In Part 3 of Mixed Media Visual Journals Mike will continue to build on the mixed media techniques from the previous two sessions. In this session we will focus on composition and resolving mixed media. Layering and finishing media will be demonstrated along with ways to talk about resolutions in painting and mixed media with your students. This video is designed for a "work-along" approach in which teachers can pause and resume the video as they work through the techniques shown.

Speakers
avatar for Michael Shain

Michael Shain

Mixed Media Visual Journals
Mike is an artist living in Vulcan. His day job is teaching secondary Art in person and online and then traveling throughout Vulcan County to small rural schools. He brings hands-on Art experiences (and silliness) to students from K to 12. He visits six schools in five days and sees... Read More →


Thursday February 10, 2022 12:00pm - 1:00pm MST
Pre-Recorded Room H None
  Fine Arts-Arts, Fine Arts-Arts
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus 10-12
  • Room Details None
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus 44905
  • Tags English

12:00pm MST

Mâchitowin ᒫᒋᐦᑕᐃᐧᐣ Finding Connection to Land and Environmental Stewardship through Acknowledgement
Join Elders and Ever Active Schools for knowledge sharing about developing a meaningful Land Acknowledgement as a beautiful starting point for reconciliation, environmental stewardship and wellbeing. As our organization continues to journey on our own pathway in this work, we look forward to sharing our machitowin: our starting points, and offer you ideas on how you might find your own personal starting point and ways you might invite your students to find their own mâchitowin.

Speakers
avatar for Ever Active Schools

Ever Active Schools

Supporting Healthy School Communities
Ever Active Schools is a charity that supports healthy school communities all across Alberta. We offer professional development opportunities for teachers and administrators on a wide variety of topics to advance well-being in schools. Ever Active Schools puts on annual events such... Read More →


Thursday February 10, 2022 12:00pm - 1:00pm MST
Pre-Recorded Room C None
  Indigenous Education, Teacher Wellness / Bien-être
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus K-6
  • Room Details None
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus K-6
  • Tags English

12:00pm MST

***Pre-recorded*** Book Clubs in the ELA Classroom
Supporting Independent Reading to increase Stamina, Fluency, & Joy: In-class book clubs give students the opportunity to select what they read, to have meaningful discussions with peers, and to conference/book talk with teachers. This session will discuss tools for assessing progress, encouraging goal-setting and reflection, and analyzing student needs.

Speakers
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Angela Contrada

English Language Arts Council
Angela Contrada has been a passionate educator for the past sixteen years and is currently the ELA coordinating teacher at All Saints High School in Calgary. Her work extends outside the classroom in her executive member role with the English Language Arts Council where she facilitates... Read More →


Thursday February 10, 2022 12:00pm - 1:00pm MST
Pre-Recorded Room A None
  Language Arts / Arts Langagier, Teaching Practices/ Pédagogie
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus 7-12
  • Room Details None
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus 44902
  • Tags English

12:00pm MST

***Pre-recorded*** Le raisonnement spatial - Vues de plusieurs angles - 4e à 6e année
De plus en plus, les études montrent qu’il y a de nombreux avantages à développer le raisonnement spatial en bas âge. Qu’est-ce que ça veut dire? À quoi ça peut ressembler? Comment mettre ceci de l’avant? Cet atelier explorera les différents “angles” afin de vous aider à promouvoir le développement du raisonnement spatial chez vos élèves dans le contexte de notre programme d’études actuel.

Speakers
avatar for Renée Michaud

Renée Michaud

Consultante en mathématiques/Math Consultant, RLM Consulting
Renée Michaud est consultante en mathématiques. Elle offre des formations en français et en anglais dans l’ouest canadien et au-delà. Elle présente également des sessions variées aux différents congrès annuels d’enseignants de l’Alberta, de la Colombie-Britannique tel... Read More →


Thursday February 10, 2022 12:00pm - 1:00pm MST
Pre-Recorded Room F None
  Math, Teaching Practices/ Pédagogie
  • Language of Presentation French
  • Grade Focus 4-6
  • Room Details None
  • Language of Presentation French
  • Grade Focus 44716
  • Tags French

12:00pm MST

***Pre-recorded*** What do kids need for High School Math
During this session I will share with you some of the things that we are doing at Wetaskiwin Composite High School that can be integrated into a k-9 Math Class. Notes, quizzes, exams and formal assignments formats will be shared that are parallel to the Diploma expectations. My belief is that if students see a consistent format in Math over the years it will be less challenging for them as the content gets harder. Ideas will be easy for you to integrate into your classroom and documents will be shared that you will be able to edit and use in your classroom right away.

Speakers
KA

Kristi Allen

High School Math teacher at Wetaskiwin Composite High School for the last 10 years and have over 20 years of teaching experience in Math classrooms. I have taught in rural Ab as well as large Jr and Sr High schools in Edmonton. I am passionate about math and believe everyone can be... Read More →


Thursday February 10, 2022 12:00pm - 1:00pm MST
Pre-Recorded Room G None
  Math, Beginning Teachers
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus K-6
  • Room Details None
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus K-6
  • Tags English

12:00pm MST

Youth Culture and Religion
Any religion class is filled with a diverse group of students. Some come from families who are deeply faithful, others come from families who have no faith background at all. Many find themselves somewhere between the two. Drawing from experience and Notre Dame University's "National Study of Youth and Religion,” (https://youthandreligion.nd.edu/), Evergreen Catholic Schools chaplain Mike Landry will offer some insights to the spiritual reality of those students sitting in our classrooms.

Speakers
avatar for Michael Landry

Michael Landry

Teaching Religion in Technicolor / Youth Culture and Religion
Read through the history of our faith, and you’ll notice that God has often chosen unlikely people along the way. Growing up, Mike Landry was a geeky, awkward teenager whose faith was awakened thanks to a parish youth ministry program that was launched during his high school years... Read More →


Thursday February 10, 2022 12:00pm - 1:30pm MST
Virtual Room 23 None
  Religious Studies / Religion, Health - CALM / Santé
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus 7-12
  • Room Details None
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus 44902
  • Tags English

12:15pm MST

ACEE Symposium: Is climate change racist? Moving from confrontation to conversation
“Our Shared Future” symposium session: What is intersectionality? Why is it important to connect science to human society, to bring systems thinking into all our subjects? What is the role of justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion, in understanding climate impacts, resilience, and climate solutions? Gain knowledge from different voices, and practice depolarizing interactions and productively engaging discomfort in this hands-on session to move beyond debate to collaborative conversations.

Speakers
avatar for Melanie Hoffman

Melanie Hoffman

Program Manager, Capital Region EcoSchools, Alberta Council for Environmental Education
As Program Manager for Capital Region EcoSchools with the Alberta Council for Environmental Education, Melanie Hoffman supports teachers and learners in connecting Alberta curriculum to community-engaged environmental and climate action! Having directed community climate action projects... Read More →


Thursday February 10, 2022 12:15pm - 1:45pm MST
Virtual Room 17 None
  Social Studies / Études sociales, Language Arts / Arts Langagier
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus 7-12
  • Room Details None
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus 44902
  • Tags English

12:30pm MST

***Pre-recorded*** Graphic Novels for young readers, 2021-2022
The main goal of this session is to introduce teachers to a variety of recently published graphic novels suitable for younger readers, with the hope that such texts may find their way into classrooms, whether as part of the official curriculum or on the shelves of classroom libraries. Graphic novels will be organized according to thematic categories, such as: Fantasy and the Supernatural, Friendship and Romantic Relationships, Indigenous Stories, and Memoir and Non-Fiction.

Speakers
avatar for David Lewkowich

David Lewkowich

Comics and Language Arts, University of Alberta
David Lewkowich is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Education at the University of Alberta, who teaches in the areas of literacy and language arts. His research interests include the study of comics and graphic novels, psychoanalytic theory, and autobiographical inquiry.


Thursday February 10, 2022 12:30pm - 1:30pm MST
Pre-Recorded Room B None
  Language Arts / Arts Langagier, Fine Arts-Arts
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus 7-9
  • Room Details None
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus 44811
  • Tags English

12:30pm MST

***Pre-recorded*** Explore Alberta from the Seat of Your Pants!
Virtually experience Alberta today, Alberta’s past and possible future with www.albertatomorrow.ca. You’ll get FREE access to a: • Time Travelling Simulator to 1910 and 2050. • GIS modelling technology to change the landscape. • Climate Change Module to explore 3 different climate scenarios. • 360 Virtual Tours of Alberta’s 6 ecoregions with detailed “hotspots”. • Curriculum linked lesson plans for grades 4-12 for Social Studies, Science, Biology, CTS. • Challenges, Quests and more!

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Janzen

Jennifer Janzen

Explore Alberta From the Seat of Your Pants
With over 30 years of experience in various roles including a high school science teacher, plant ecologist, and environmental educator, Jennifer is now Executive Director of Alberta Tomorrow, an Alberta non-profit dedicated to providing a platform that empowers youth to design and... Read More →


Thursday February 10, 2022 12:30pm - 1:30pm MST
Pre-Recorded Room D None
  Social Studies / Études sociales, Social Studies / Études sociales
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus 4-6
  • Room Details None
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus 44716
  • Tags English

12:30pm MST

MINDFITNESS Breaks: Quick Techniques to Create a Calm, Focused & Fit Classroom (LIVE SESSION ONLY)
MINDFITNESS Training combines Mindfulness & Fitness to create MINDFITNESS. Research shows exercise boosts student’s academic achievement, decreases behavior problems and improves focus and retention of information. During this session I will teach techniques for relaxation, to improve fitness (DPA), focus and to foster self-regulation. Learn how to integrate this into your daily life and classroom so everyone can lead healthier lives physically, mentally, emotionally and socially.

Speakers
avatar for Susan Agrios

Susan Agrios

Agrios Mindfitness
Agrios MINDFITNESS (Mindfulness + Fitness) was born in the connective tissues between health and wellbeing. Susan Agrios changes lives. Online and in person, she teaches fitness, mindfulness and yoga for people and businesses the world over. Before MINDFITNESS, Susan was a K-12 teacher... Read More →


Thursday February 10, 2022 12:30pm - 1:30pm MST
Virtual Room 27 None
  Teacher Wellness / Bien-être, Teacher Wellness / Bien-être
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus 7-12
  • Room Details None
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus 44902
  • Tags English

12:30pm MST

Siha Tooskin Knows His People and His Culture ***CANCELLED!!***
Join authors and educators Wilson and Charlene Bearhead as they offer a personal tour of the Siha Tooskin Knows book series, guiding participants through the ways of knowing and being of an 11 year old Nakota boy. Wilson and Charlene will share the stories behind the stories, some key teachings that can help us all live together in a good way and offer ideas of how teachings from Siha Tooskin can be used by teachers as jumping off points to explore the ways of knowing and being of the original people where they are living, learning and teaching.

Speakers
avatar for Charlene Bearhead

Charlene Bearhead

Charlene Bearhead is a mother, grandmother, educator, Indigenous education advocate and author with over 30 years of regional, national and international experience. Charlene is the co-author of the children’s book series, Siha Tooskin Knows. She is currently the Director of Reconciliation... Read More →
avatar for Wilson Bearhead

Wilson Bearhead

Wilson Bearhead is Nakota, a member of the Wabamun Lake First Nation in Treaty 6 territory and the co-author of the children’s book series, Siha Tooskin Knows. Wilson has served as Chief in his own community, Grand Chief of the Confederacy of Treaty 6 as well as the Assembly of... Read More →


Thursday February 10, 2022 12:30pm - 2:00pm MST
Virtual Room 14 None
  Indigenous Education, Language Arts / Arts Langagier
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus K-6
  • Room Details None
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus K-6
  • Tags English

12:30pm MST

***Pre-recorded*** How do I teach my students to revise and edit?
After writing, elementary students often exclaim "I'm done" without ever reading their work. How do we teach (and motivate) our students to revise and edit their writing? During this session, learn how to effectively work through the writing process with your students and how to teach writing rather than assign written tasks.

Speakers
avatar for Karen Filewych

Karen Filewych

Words Change Worlds
Karen Filewych has twenty-five years of educational experience as an elementary teacher, school administrator, and language arts consultant. In 2007, she completed her Master of Education degree in the area of literacy. Karen's first book - How Do I Get Them to Write? - was published... Read More →


Thursday February 10, 2022 12:30pm - 2:00pm MST
Pre-Recorded Room E None
  Language Arts / Arts Langagier, Teaching Practices/ Pédagogie
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus K-6
  • Room Details None
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus K-6
  • Tags English

12:30pm MST

Atelier virtuel de musique et de rythme pour inspirer les enfants avec l’aide d’instruments maison.
Malicounda montre aux enseignants (es) comment faciliter une activité rythmique et musicale pour les élèves de tous les âges et encourage la conscience culturelle, la coopération, la collaboration et la créativité. L'atelier présente des percussions en direct, de la danse, des chansons en quatre langues, des jeux rythmiques et des histoires. En utilisant des instruments «maison»: seau, bâtons, bols en plastique, pots / sacs de riz ou de haricots, cuillères ou votre propre tambour, les participants acquerront les outils nécessaires pour encourager les élèves à explorer l'intersection de la musique, du rythme et de la communauté. L’atelier se termine par des exemples d’activités d’improvisation que les enseignants peuvent utiliser pour stimuler davantage le développement cognitif des élèves. Les enseignants quitteront cet atelier avec une riche expérience culturelle et du nouveau matériel pédagogique adapté à chaque groupe d'âge.

Speakers
avatar for Louise Raymond

Louise Raymond

English and French Music Session/ Music, Malicounda Dance Company
Malicounda’s founder, Louise Raymond, was fortunate to be able to study with master West African dancers and drummers not only in Senegal but also with ex-patriot teachers in Canada and the United States. Louise is extremely grateful and appreciative that she has been able to experience... Read More →


Thursday February 10, 2022 12:30pm - 3:30pm MST
Virtual Room 09 None
  Music / Musique, Admin / Leadership
  • Language of Presentation French
  • Grade Focus 4-6
  • Room Details None
  • Language of Presentation French
  • Grade Focus 44716
  • Tags French

12:45pm MST

Grief in Education
As human beings, grief is something that we will all experience at some point in our life. Due to the global pandemic, educators have been tasked with the role of instruction while simultaneously experiencing feelings of grief in and outside of the classroom walls. My hope is to validate these feelings of collective grief while offering suggestions on how to mourn in a meaningful and thoughtful way.

Speakers
avatar for Kelsey Beier

Kelsey Beier

Managing Grief, and Expressive Arts
Kelsey Beier is an educator, Expressive Arts facilitator, writer and lifelong learner. Whether in her job as an elementary school teacher or when writing original songs, poems or stories, Kelsey’s love for connection through words and stories transcends through many genres in her... Read More →

Chairperson
avatar for Robyn Hollohan

Robyn Hollohan

Teacher, HPSD
I am a junior high science teacher in the small town of Slave Lake, AB. I teach grades 8-9 currently but have taught all grades at the secondary level. I have taught in Nova Scotia, Kenya and Newfoundland. I am a mom to a 18 month old boy and know first hand about the pressure the... Read More →


Thursday February 10, 2022 12:45pm - 1:45pm MST
Virtual Room 13 None
  Teacher Wellness / Bien-être, Guidance / Counselling
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus K-6
  • Room Details None
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus K-6
  • Tags English

1:00pm MST

Revive a School, Save a Community - CANCELLED!
In 2014, Altario School was at it's lowest enrollment and a conversation regarding closing the school was being initiated. In 2021, Altario School is now thriving through its agriculture program. Not only has the enrollment in the school increased, the local community has more than doubled in population and the amount of youth in the community has grown exponentially. In this presentation, Kevin will articulate the importance of rural education, how to create a unique, school saving program, and how to use a school to revive a community.

Speakers
avatar for Kevin Van Lagen

Kevin Van Lagen

Principal, Altario and Consort Schools
Kevin Van Lagen is principal of Altario and Consort Schools in East Central Alberta. Building off his capstone (Cultural Consideration in Rural Schools) in his M. Ed. in leadership, Kevin continues to advocate for rural education and the role that schools play in creating thriving... Read More →


Thursday February 10, 2022 1:00pm - 2:00pm MST
Virtual Room 01 None
  Admin / Leadership, Teaching Practices/ Pédagogie
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus 7-12
  • Room Details None
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus 44902
  • Tags English

1:00pm MST

Démarche d’enquête et d’investigation + pédagogie inversée = combinaison innovante
Vous voulez engager davantage vos élèves dans l’apprentissage des sciences ? Vous voulez créer des conditions d’apprentissage riches et stimulantes pour vos élèves afin qu’ils puissent apprendre des contenus scientifiques en profondeur et développer des compétences nécessaires du 21e siècle en travaillant de façon similaire à des scientifiques ? Dans cet atelier, nous explorerons la combinaison de deux approches pédagogiques qui ont le potentiel de créer ces conditions d’apprentissage : la démarche d’enquête et d’investigation et la pédagogie inversée. Vous aurez l’occasion d’expérimenter ces deux approches en vivant une activité en tant qu’apprenant sur un concept de physique et de dialoguer sur les fondements théoriques et pratiques de ces deux approches. Nous profiterons aussi de l’occasion d’échanger sur des idées et des stratégies d’enseignement pour mettre en place ces approches pédagogiques en physique ainsi que dans d’autres sciences.

Speakers
avatar for Marc de Montigny

Marc de Montigny

Professor, University of Alberta
Marc de Montigny est professeur de physique à la Faculté St Jean depuis 1995. BSc et MSc (physique des particules) université Laval, doctorat (physique mathématique) université de Montréal, stages post-doctoraux à la University of Florida, Gainesville, et à l'université McGill... Read More →
avatar for Dominic Manuel

Dominic Manuel

Assistant Professor, University of Alberta
Dominic Manuel est professeur adjoint en didactique des mathématiques, des sciences et des technologies à la Faculté Saint-Jean de l’Université de l’Alberta depuis 2019. Il s’intéresse à la création de conditions d’apprentissages appropriées dans les cours de mathématiques... Read More →


Thursday February 10, 2022 1:00pm - 2:00pm MST
Virtual Room 31 None
  ATA Sessions, ATA Sessions
  • Language of Presentation French
  • Grade Focus None
  • Room Details None
  • Language of Presentation French
  • Grade Focus None
  • Tags French

1:00pm MST

The Cost of Caring: How to Plan to Protect your Mental Wellbeing using HEARTcare Planning
HEARTcare Planning is based on the findings a two-year research study sponsored by the Association and the Alberta School Employee Benefit Plan and conducted by Dr Astrid Kendrick, from the University of Calgary. This study examined how educators, by providing emotional labour, are at greater risk to experience compassion fatigue, compassion stress, and / or burnout. The study also suggests HEARTcare planning, a mechanism by which teachers and school leaders can plan to protect and enhance their mental well being in times of trauma, crisis, and stress.

Speakers
avatar for Dr Lisa Everitt

Dr Lisa Everitt

The Cost of Caring / Gender Covid 19 Care Giving and Careers / Understanding Aggression in Alberta Schools and Communities, The Alberta Teachers Association
Lisa joined the Association’s executive staff in 2006. Lisa holds a BSc degree from St Francis Xavier University, a BEd degree from St Mary’s University, an MEd and EdD degrees from the University of Alberta. Prior to joining the Association, Lisa taught high school mathematics... Read More →


Thursday February 10, 2022 1:00pm - 2:00pm MST
Virtual Room 32 None
  ATA Sessions, ATA Sessions
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus None
  • Room Details None
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus None
  • Tags English

1:00pm MST

Trauma-Informed Practice—Safe, Supportive and Self Regulated Classrooms
Participants in this interactive workshop will receive information and tools to help provide safe, supportive and self-regulated environments for students who have experienced trauma. Teachers will be provided with background information on trauma and its effects on the child and adolescent brain, how to create trauma-informed environments and how to help build resiliency and self-regulation skills in students.

Speakers
avatar for Melissa Steeves

Melissa Steeves

Association Instructor, The Alberta Teachers' Association
Dr. Melissa (Missy) Steeves has been teaching Humanities in rural Alberta since 2007. Melissa has had the opportunities to work in a trauma-informed and inclusive schools and classrooms alongside amazing colleagues throughout her career. Classroom teaching has opened doors to working... Read More →

Chairperson

Thursday February 10, 2022 1:00pm - 2:00pm MST
Virtual Room 30 None
  ATA Sessions, ATA Sessions
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus None
  • Room Details None
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus None
  • Tags English

1:00pm MST

***Pre-recorded*** Morgex Presents: All In: Mastering Life with Work Integration for Optimal Performance and Wellness
Exploring the concept of self-identity and the many roles we hold both personally and professionally, this session examines how we can all successfully build life with work integration. Using a value-based living approach to performance with purpose, this session will provide participants the tools and systems for striking the ever-elusive work-life balance. Participants will explore personal value identifiers and learn practices that promote healthy habits, so that they are well equipped to meaningfully show up in every facet of their lives. The information presented in this event is researched-informed, readily available, and grounded in wise practices. This keynote speaker was generously sponsored by Morgex Insurance.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Robyne Hanley-Dafoe

Dr. Robyne Hanley-Dafoe

Described as one of the most sought-after, engaging, thought-provoking, and truly transformative international speakers and scholars in her field, Dr. Robyne Hanley-Dafoe is a multi-award- winning psychology and education instructor who specializes in resiliency, navigating stress... Read More →


Thursday February 10, 2022 1:00pm - 2:00pm MST
Pre-Recorded Room F None
  Feature / Conférencier, Teacher Wellness / Bien-être
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus None
  • Room Details None
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus None
  • Tags English

1:00pm MST

Grit & Growth Mindset: Why Some Environments Motivate People to Become Excellent (Recording available until April 1, 2022)
Today, it’s more important than ever to be a “learner”—that is, to be able to teach yourself new skills, using your connections to experts or resources you find online. But most people have grown up in an educational system that valued “knowers”—people who have memorized facts or skills. How can you create an environment that fosters the grit needed to be a learner? How can you shake people out of the old model of education, so that they can adapt their skills and knowledge to the quickly-changing economy? In this keynote, David Yeager outlines key insights from the new science of motivation and learning. He answers questions like: why do some people choose the easy route, rather than teach themselves the hard things? Why do some people wither in the face of critical feedback, while others take the feedback and get better? Why do some people only learn something if it’s fun, but other people learn it even if it’s tedious? He also focuses on how leaders create environments that support people’s motivation to learn, and outlines practical guidance coming from the field of behavioral science.

Speakers
avatar for David Yeager

David Yeager

To achieve, we need more than inborn ability—we need the motivation to persist when life is hard. DAVID YEAGER is a leading expert in the psychology of persistence. He studies growth mindset (the belief that we can change, adapt, progress); the ways students and adults feel like... Read More →

Chairperson

Thursday February 10, 2022 1:00pm - 2:00pm MST
Virtual Feature Room A None
  Feature / Conférencier, Teacher Wellness / Bien-être
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus None
  • Room Details None
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus None
  • Tags English

1:00pm MST

Leading through Resilience: Supporting Vulnerable Youth within their Educational Journey
Join Willem as he shares his experience through the child welfare system, whilst navigating his own educational journey. Learn how he leads through resilience despite hardships he’s faced along the way. Willem Fraser creates an intimate experience with his audience. He will impart the audience with in-depth knowledge and understanding of strategies to support vulnerable youth through their educational journey. He hopes to empower educators through a hopeful message that they can support youth from various walks of life to become leaders of resilience too.

Speakers
avatar for Willem Fraser

Willem Fraser

Willem Fraser is a 20-year-old young person from Calgary, Alberta. Throughout Willem's life, he has faced hardships and adversity that constantly posed pressure on his education journey throughout elementary, junior high and senior high. It is through support from his educators and... Read More →


Thursday February 10, 2022 1:00pm - 2:00pm MST
Virtual Room 22 None
  Inclusive Education / Éducation Inclusive, Health - CALM / Santé
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus K-6
  • Room Details None
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus K-6
  • Tags English

1:00pm MST

***Pre-recorded*** Once Upon a Story
Author Marty Chan reveals how to take folktales and use them to teach students narrative writing. Take classic tales and identify the core elements of storytelling so that kids can use these elements to shape their own stories.

Speakers
avatar for Marty Chan

Marty Chan

Author, Ink Jockey Inc.
Marty Chan writes books for kids and plays for adults. Named one of Alberta's 25 most influential artists by the Alberta Foundation for the Arts, Marty is a champion for literacy. With his dynamic school presentations, he inspires reluctant readers to pick up a book and budding authors... Read More →


Thursday February 10, 2022 1:00pm - 2:00pm MST
Pre-Recorded Room G None
  Language Arts / Arts Langagier, Language Arts / Arts Langagier
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus K-3
  • Room Details None
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus K-3
  • Tags English

1:00pm MST

***Pre-recorded*** Indigenizing Mathematics - CANCELLED!
Join Caleb Wesley (Moose Cree) and Gael James (settler) as they explore Indigenizing Mathematics. Referencing Goulet & Goulet’s 2014 Model of Effective Teaching for Indigenous Students, Bob Joseph’s RESPECT model (2019), and traditional Tipi Pole Teachings, we intend to bring Indigenous understandings into the math classroom. Leave this session with a framework for Indigenizing your math classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Gael James

Gael James

Outreach Manager, Jump Math
Every child can learn math and love it! JUMP Math is classroom mathematics resource that develops understanding and love of math in students and educators.  JUMP Math's mission is to enhance the potential in children by encouraging an understanding and a love of math in students... Read More →
avatar for Caleb Wesley

Caleb Wesley

Caleb Wesley has a Bachelor of Education and is working towards a Bachelor of Science and Certificate in Indigenous Studies from York University. Caleb has worked in STEM education and outreach for the last 5 years in various organizations in Toronto. He is originally from Moose Factory... Read More →


Thursday February 10, 2022 1:00pm - 2:00pm MST
Pre-Recorded Room C None
  Math, Indigenous Education
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus 4-6
  • Room Details None
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus 44716
  • Tags English

1:00pm MST

Number Talks: Developing Mental Math and Computational Fluency With Ease in Grades 1-6
How can I help my students add, subtract, multiply or divide? Number talks are 5 - 10 minute daily classroom conversations around various calculation problems. Join this session to learn how to plan, teach and assess these purposefully crafted mini lessons 3- 5 times per week. Materials and handouts provided with a link to the session. Incorporate this routine in your math class and you will notice significant improvement students ability to perform mental computations.

Speakers
avatar for Nicole Lamoureux

Nicole Lamoureux

Teacher, Edmonton Catholic Schools
Nicole Lamoureux has over 17 years of experience teaching in both Div 1 and Div 2 Elementary classrooms. She has also served as a math and science consultant with Edmonton Catholic Schools (2018-2021). Nicole completed her M.Ed, in Curriculum Instruction & Leadership. She brings her... Read More →


Thursday February 10, 2022 1:00pm - 2:00pm MST
Pre-Recorded Room H None
  Math, Teaching Practices/ Pédagogie
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus K-6
  • Room Details None
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus K-6
  • Tags English

1:00pm MST

*Pre-recorded* Magnetic Manipulatives: 3D Printed Whiteboard Tools for Teaching High School Science
There has been a shift in educational technology back toward the humble front of class whiteboard. Inexpensive, ubiquitous, and rarely in need of a system update, your whiteboard is an essential teaching tool...if only you could move and manipulate the diagrams you draw, like on an interactive whiteboard. Enter Reuben and Brad, two seasoned High School Science teachers who are here to show you: a) how to use manipulatives that attach to your whiteboard via magnets in your Biology, Chemistry, Physics or General Science classroom, and b) how to create your own set of vector arrows, chromosomes, molecules and more to help your students understand science in a low-fi, inexpensive and very effective way.

Speakers
avatar for Brad Langdale

Brad Langdale

Physics Teacher, Parkland School Division
Brad Langdale is a Physics and General Sciences teacher with Parkland School Division. He rides his bike to school, like, every single day and is a 19 handicap golfer.
avatar for Reuben Mahaffy

Reuben Mahaffy

Lessons from the Science Classroom
Reuben Mahaffy is a Chemistry, Biology and General Sciences teacher with Parkland School Division. He loves avoiding his marking pile, especially when he's got some interesting new manipulative he can 3d print or a story he can research!


Thursday February 10, 2022 1:00pm - 2:00pm MST
Pre-Recorded Room A None
  Science-sciences, Technology / Technolgie
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus 10-12
  • Room Details None
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus 44905
  • Tags English

1:00pm MST

Effective tasks for the efficient teacher: Research supported methods for teaching FSL (grades 8-12)
Language programs are often up against the clock. How can we maximize the effectiveness of our teaching given the time and resource constraints we face? This session will present four research-supported concepts that underlie effective French instruction. For each concept, realistic classroom tasks and ideas will be shared to help you bring them into daily practice. These concepts are applicable to any second/additional language program, but examples will be in French.

Speakers
QS

Quinton Stotz

EPSB - Strathcona
Quinton is a practicing FSL and AP French teacher in Edmonton as well as a research assistant at Concordia University’s Applied Linguistics Lab in Montréal. His real-world language experience intersects multiple language families, contexts, competencies, and motivations, each of... Read More →


Thursday February 10, 2022 1:00pm - 2:00pm MST
Virtual Room 15 None
  Second Languages / Langues Secondes, Second Languages / Langues Secondes
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus 7-12
  • Room Details None
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus 44902
  • Tags English

1:00pm MST

Making the most of Google Forms
In this session, you will learn how to effectively leverage the power of Google Forms. Google Forms can be used for summative assessments, quick checks for understanding, and for anonymous polls in class. Google Forms can also be a powerful tool for extra curricular activities, and for year end course evaluations. Google Forms can be reused and recycled, and this session will help show you the best ways to reuse your forms, and to share them with colleagues.

Speakers
avatar for Sean Sommerfeld

Sean Sommerfeld

Teacher, Grande Yellowhead Public School Division
Sean Sommerfeld is a high school social studies teacher in Edson, Alberta. Sean is a Google Certified Educator. Sean enjoys the great outdoors, hiking, biking, and landscape photography.

Chairperson
avatar for Jennifer Churchill

Jennifer Churchill

High Prairie School Division


Thursday February 10, 2022 1:00pm - 2:00pm MST
Virtual Room 26 None
  Technology / Technolgie, Assessment / Évaluation
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus 7-12
  • Room Details None
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus 44902
  • Tags English

1:00pm MST

Generative Dialogue and Teaching Sprints as School Leadership Best Practices
This session is designed for School Leaders who are utilizing Generative Dialogue and/or Teacher Sprints as part of the instructional leadership process in their schools. WRSD Administrators have been using the work of Adams, Mombourquette and Townsend (2019) titled Leadership in Education the Power of Generative Dialogue to improve leader and teacher effectiveness in schools. Other administrators are using a similar process that Simon Breakspear calls Teaching Sprints (2020). Join WRSD administrators to collaboratively (in an ed-cafe style) discuss pressing issues in leadership including mission and vision, building a culture of learning, examining leadership, providing evidence for learning and more. Grade Focus is K-12. Generative Dialogue Questions to discuss will include: Where can growth begin? How is leading connected to learning? How do you lead without having all the answers? How can I be a leader of learners? Haven’t read the books? Don’t worry! This session’s format will ensure that all attendees will have an opportunity to discuss these questions with understanding, relevance and value. To make this session most meaningful for attendees, if you have questions that you would like to discuss during this session, please email lara.jollymore@wrsd.ca with suggested topics. We will also create a collaborative email discussion thread for the session prior to conference, so if you would like to participate in the preparation of this leadership ed-cafe session, please email lara.jollymore@wrsd.ca

Speakers
avatar for Lara Jollymore

Lara Jollymore

Principal, WRSD
Dr Lara Jollymore is Principal at Frank Maddock High School in Wild Rose School Division. As part of her professional learning and growth mindset, professional learning conversations (generative dialogue) has become an important part of her professional practice. Whilst a practitioner... Read More →
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Terri-Lynn Emms

Principal, Drayton Christian School
Terri-Lynn Emms is Principal at Drayton Valley Christian School in Wild Rose School Division. As part of her professional learning and growth mindset, teaching sprints has become an important part of her professional practice. Whilst a practitioner and not an expert, Terri-Lynn feels... Read More →


Thursday February 10, 2022 1:00pm - 2:30pm MST
Virtual Room 28 None
  Admin / Leadership, Teaching Practices/ Pédagogie
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus 7-12
  • Room Details None
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus 44902
  • Tags English

1:00pm MST

Module Breakdown: A Closer Look at FOD 2020 - Meal Planning 2 (LIVE SESSION ONLY)
In this session, we will look at strategies for teaching FOD 2020 - Meal Planning 2. From module outlines, to lesson plans, to recipes, we will explore practical ideas and pathways to take your students. Our focus will be to create and share tools and materials that can be taken directly from session to classroom. Many of the ideas and tools that are discussed will be useful for teachers looking to incorporate foods in a K&E Setting.

Speakers
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Mathew Christopher Tom-Kee

Foods Teacher, Bellerose Composite High School
Chris grew up in Ontario,but moved to Alberta in 2005 to pursue and expand on his culinary experience at NAIT. Through NAIT, he was able to develop a comprehensive professional network in Edmonton, and travel the world for work and competitions. After 15 years as a professional chef... Read More →


Thursday February 10, 2022 1:00pm - 2:30pm MST
Virtual Room 04 None
  Career & Technology Studies, Knowledge & Employability / Connaissance et Emploiabilité
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus 10-12
  • Room Details None
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus 44905
  • Tags English

1:00pm MST

Fractions, Fractions and More Fractions!
Fractions - Yikes!!! A word lots of students don't like to hear! Fractions are so important in the teaching many concepts in math. It goes well beyond a numerator and a denominator or the number of pieces in a circle! How can we make this concept more meaningful and understandable for students? How can we make it engaging? Come and join in the journey.

Speakers
avatar for Chris Zarski

Chris Zarski

Fractions / Engaging my Students in Literacy
Chris is supporting Alberta teachers as a Curriculum Implementation Support Consultant with the Central Alberta Regional Learning Consortium. She recently served as the Director of Instruction and Staff Development for the St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic School Division. Throughout her... Read More →


Thursday February 10, 2022 1:00pm - 2:30pm MST
Virtual Room 10 None
  Math, Learning Resources
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus K-6
  • Room Details None
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus K-6
  • Tags English

1:00pm MST

ACEE Symposium: Assez parlé du problème! Solutions climatiques ici et maintenant
Les conversations et l'éducation sur le changement climatique se concentrent généralement sur la compréhension du problème: que savons-nous et à quel point est-ce grave? Mais cette approche ne fait pas grand-chose pour résoudre le problème ni l'anxiété croissante que les étudiants ressentent à propos de leur avenir. Une question plus importante que nous devrions nous poser est: que pouvons-nous FAIRE à ce sujet? La réponse pourrait vous surprendre! Découvrez des stratégies et des ressources pour explorer l'éventail complet des solutions climatiques avec vos élèves. Explorez les compétences et les connaissances nécessaires pour bâtir un avenir meilleur tout en contribuant au bien-être des élèves. Partez avec des liens entre le programme d'études, les plans d'action climatiques du monde réel, et les perspectives autochtones. Session offerte dans le cadre du symposium “Notre avenir partagé”.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Marie Tremblay

Dr. Marie Tremblay

Alberta Council for Environmental Education / French
Dr. Marie Tremblay joined the Alberta Council for Environmental Education in 2018 as senior education advisor, bringing to her role a dual passion for education and the environment. With university degrees in engineering, education, environmental design (Master's) and ecology (PhD... Read More →


Thursday February 10, 2022 1:00pm - 2:30pm MST
Virtual Room 18 None
  Science-sciences, Social Studies / Études sociales
  • Language of Presentation French
  • Grade Focus 7-12
  • Room Details None
  • Language of Presentation French
  • Grade Focus 44902
  • Tags French

1:00pm MST

An Apple a Day: How technology and the internet affect our health and wellness
Technology and the world-wide-web have opened up the world to connection, information and entertainment, but oh what a tangled web! Did you know that all this texting, tweeting and selfie-taking are having a major impact on your health? Be it email, Facebook, gaming or Googling, our brains, bodies and bank accounts are paying the price for the digital demand. This session will talk about how technology changes our relationships, our thoughts and our behaviors and how we can make sure it is for the good. We will review the basics of staying safe online, and recognize the importance of staying well online…because there’s no app for that.

Speakers
avatar for Ariel Haubrich

Ariel Haubrich

Consultant/ Trainer/ Private Practitioner, Mental Wellness
Ariel Haubrich works in school & community mental health as a counsellor and program manager, and also as a consultant, presenter and private practitioner with government, businesses, teams and individuals working toward personal and organizational development. She is a Certified... Read More →


Thursday February 10, 2022 1:00pm - 2:30pm MST
Virtual Room 12 None
  Teacher Wellness / Bien-être, Technology / Technolgie
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus 7-12
  • Room Details None
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus 44902
  • Tags English

1:00pm MST

Courage to Teach: Identity and Integrity in Teaching (LIVE SESSION ONLY)
If you are a teacher who never has bad days, or who has them but does not care, this event is not for you. This event is for teachers who have good days and bad, and whose bad days bring the suffering that comes only from doing something one loves. It is for teachers who refuse to harden their hearts because they love learners, learning, and the life of a teacher. In this Circle of Trust we will use poetry, art, reflection and discussion to examine what it means to teach with integrity.

Speakers
avatar for Paula Ann Cornell

Paula Ann Cornell

Facilitator, Centre for Courage and Renewal
Paula Cornell is currently in Facilitator Preparation with the Centre for Courage and Renewal. She has been a social worker for over 10 years and currently teaches in the Child and Youth Care Diploma program at NorQuest College. Paula has a deep appreciation for the interconnectedness... Read More →


Thursday February 10, 2022 1:00pm - 2:30pm MST
Virtual Room 24 None
  Teacher Wellness / Bien-être, Admin / Leadership
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus 7-12
  • Room Details None
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus 44902
  • Tags English

1:00pm MST

Teaching Division II Art with Punch! Art for Non-Majors
You will be completing three art lessons that you can build on and take back to the classroom. -soft pastel landscape -line drawings, -watercolour abstract You will learn to look for the outcomes that are waiting to be discovered in most of the projects that you already love and to see the value in new projects that come your way.

Speakers
avatar for Carolyn Walker

Carolyn Walker

Art You Creative!
-Retired Jr/Sr High (Non-Major) Art Teacher -Currently owner of 'Art You: Workshops' and 'Not Fae'd Away'-The next chapter in my life is going to continue in art education with a different audience and focus. Assisting teachers continue to gain skills, techniques and budget saversis... Read More →


Thursday February 10, 2022 1:00pm - 4:00pm MST
Virtual Room 05 None
  Fine Arts-Arts, Beginning Teachers
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus 4-6
  • Room Details None
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus 44716
  • Tags English

1:15pm MST

“Personal Climate and Culture … It’s Up to You” (UNFORTUNATELY THIS RECORDING IS UNAVAILABLE)
"Gerry uses his videos to develop a strategy for making the workplace a pleasant place where faculty, administrators, and support staff all maintain mutual respect, regardless of personal differences, resulting in more efficient and fulfilled workers. Gerry will share policies that he has incorporated that promote a healthy respectful working relationship even when opinions differ. He will also share ideas that maximize opportunities to get to know staff members and create camaraderie, taking advantage of 15 seconds here and there throughout the day. "

Speakers
avatar for Gerry Brooks

Gerry Brooks

Keynote Speaker, Principal/Speaker/Workplace Wellness/Author
Gerry Brooks has been an educator for 25 years, beginning as a third grade teacher in Palm Bay, FL. He earned his masters in administration and has been an elementary principal for 15 years. Originally using humorous videos to encourage his staff, Gerry has become a national encourager... Read More →

Chairperson
CB

Carryl Bennett

President, NCTCA


Thursday February 10, 2022 1:15pm - 2:15pm MST
Virtual Feature Room C None
  Feature / Conférencier, Teacher Wellness / Bien-être
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus None
  • Room Details None
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus None
  • Tags English

1:15pm MST

Gérer l’impact socio-émotionnel et traumatique durant un pandémie (Présenté qu'en direc!)
Overview No two individuals, families, workplaces or communities are exactly the same. Covid-19 and its variants have demonstrated how broad the range of responses are to the threat of illness and the aftermath of loss. Yet beyond the virus lay the larger social, emotional and traumatic responses to the effects of quarantine and other containment measures. We say in the Traumatic Event Systems Model (TES™) of Crisis and Trauma Response that “high-profile"" trauma does not usually create new dynamics in human systems but instead simply intensifies already existing dynamics in families, workplaces, communities, etc.” Therefore, as exposure to trauma increases, escalated family dynamics, relational dynamics, and social dynamics become evident. At the core of this presentation are insights into the mental health needs that have evolved throughout the pandemic as well as our growing understanding of how to better assess and intervene. These dynamic insights have relevance at all levels of our professional responsibilities ranging from self to systems that we are responsible for. Teaching Points: • Pre-Pandemic Functioning as a Predictor of Symptom Development (Open versus Closed Systems). • Impact of Media and Social Media (High-Profile Traumatic Events). • The “Trauma Response Continuum” for Individuals and Systems (Stress Response Continuum). • Overfunctioners and Underfunctioners. • Non-Death-Related Loss • Effects of Quarantine: The Impaired “Closeness-Distance Cycle” in Families. • The “Trauma-Violence Continuum” (Dr. Marleen Wong, USC and J. Kevin Cameron). • Words are Powerful: The Strategic Use of language. • Reasonable Expectations of Self and Systems. • The Essential and Universal Element for Recovery from Trauma. • Assessing Self and Others: BASIC-IR™.

Speakers
avatar for Patrick Rivard

Patrick Rivard

"With over twenty years of leadership experience in the fields of education and human services, Patrick (Pat) is uniquely qualified to lead communities and organizations in understanding the traumatic impact of a pandemic. Pat brings wealth of experience to the North American Centre... Read More →

Chairperson

Thursday February 10, 2022 1:15pm - 2:45pm MST
Virtual Feature Room B None
  Feature / Conférencier, Teacher Wellness / Bien-être
  • Language of Presentation French
  • Grade Focus None
  • Room Details None
  • Language of Presentation French
  • Grade Focus None
  • Tags French

1:30pm MST

The What, How, and Why Behind Creating Authentic Assessments (LIVE SESSION ONLY)
In this session, we will explore the following questions: - What exactly is an authentic assessment? - How do authentic assessments help to engage vulnerable students? - How do authentic assessments foster academic integrity and cognitive rigour? - What can I do right now to incorporate the characteristics of an authentic assessment into my current assessments?

Speakers
avatar for Michele Jones

Michele Jones

Executive Director, Alberta Assessment Consortium
Michele is the executive director of the Alberta Assessment Consortium (AAC). AAC is a recognized leader in the area of fair and equitable assessment in the province of Alberta. AAC operates under four assessment purposes as directed by Alberta School Jurisdictions across the province... Read More →


Thursday February 10, 2022 1:30pm - 2:30pm MST
Virtual Room 02 None
  Assessment / Évaluation, Teaching Practices/ Pédagogie
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus 7-12
  • Room Details None
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus 44902
  • Tags English

1:30pm MST

***Pre-recorded*** Responding to Visual Art in the Language Arts Classroom
This session will explore a variety of methods that teachers can use to engage their students effectively with visual art in the language arts classroom. We will consider viewing as a form of reading, and how responding to visual art can allow young people to develop skills required to navigate the multimodal realities of contemporary lived experience, both in and out of the classroom. We will also look to comics art as a particularly unpredictable and dynamic textual form.

Speakers
avatar for David Lewkowich

David Lewkowich

Comics and Language Arts, University of Alberta
David Lewkowich is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Education at the University of Alberta, who teaches in the areas of literacy and language arts. His research interests include the study of comics and graphic novels, psychoanalytic theory, and autobiographical inquiry.


Thursday February 10, 2022 1:30pm - 2:30pm MST
Pre-Recorded Room B None
  Language Arts / Arts Langagier, Fine Arts-Arts
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus 10-12
  • Room Details None
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus 44905
  • Tags English

1:30pm MST

Faith in Phys. Ed.
Providing opportunities to provide organic, thoughtful, and relevant ways to celebrate and integrate our Catholic faith into the physical education curriculum.

Speakers
avatar for Laura Webb

Laura Webb

Assistant Principal, Holy Redeemer Catholic High School
To satisfy my passion for mathematics and share my love of learning with others I have been teaching for the past eight years at a Catholic junior/senior high school in the small town of Edson, AB where I was born and raised. I grew up on the family farm raising cattle along with... Read More →
avatar for Rose Rumball

Rose Rumball

Over the past 12 years my career has been very dynamic. In addition to my career in education I did co-own a road maintenance company and am the co-owner of a 200 head cow/calf farming operation which also includes 30 hives of bees, 20 beautiful laying hens, 2 loyal dogs, 3 sassy... Read More →


Thursday February 10, 2022 1:30pm - 2:30pm MST
Virtual Room 19 None
  Physical Education / Éducation Physique, Religious Studies / Religion
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus 7-12
  • Room Details None
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus 44902
  • Tags English

1:30pm MST

Misconceptions and Disinformation in Science and Education
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.

Speakers
avatar for Ian Doktor

Ian Doktor

I started my teaching career in Red Deer in 2002 and during the past 19 years I have taught Science and Math in Mexico, Japan, Hong Kong, Vancouver and Edmonton, where I currently teaches Astronomy and IB Physics. In 2010 I completed a Master of Education at UBC and has served as... Read More →
avatar for Dr. Kerry Rose

Dr. Kerry Rose

Project Manager and Post-secondary Science Educator, CMASTE Centre for Mathematics, Science and Technology Education University of Alberta
Kerry Rose was a science teacher for 30 years in Alberta and now teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in the Faculty of Education at the University of Alberta. Kerry also works as a project manager with CMASTE — the Centre for Mathematics, Science and Technology Education... Read More →


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

1:30pm MST

*Pre-recorded*Emerging Material from Indigenous Studies:Build Upon your Teaching Toolkit CANCELLED!
New online curriculum has been created at the Faculty of Native Studies (University of Alberta) to counter stereotypes and increase knowledge about Indigenous peoples and technoscience. In this session, we will provide highlights to teachers from this new curriculum. Courses will be drawn upon as examples to introduce the long and complicated relationships between science and technology fields, broader dynamics of colonialism, and increasing demands for Indigenous governance of science and technology fields.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Jessica Kolopenuk

Dr. Jessica Kolopenuk

Assistant Professor, University of Alberta
Dr. Jessica Kolopenuk (Cree, Peguis First Nation) is an Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Native Studies at the University of Alberta; and an Assistant Coach for the varsity women’s hockey team. She completed her Ph.D. in the Department of Political Science at the University... Read More →
avatar for Dr. Tasha Hubbard

Dr. Tasha Hubbard

Dr. Tasha Hubbard is an award-winning filmmaker and an associate professor in the Faculty of Native Studies, with a cross-appointment in the Department of English and Film at the University of Alberta. She is from Peepeekisis First Nation in Treaty Four, and is the mother of a fourteen-year... Read More →
avatar for Avery Letendre

Avery Letendre

Faculty of Native Studies
Avery Letendre is the Administrator of the Indigenous Governance and Partnership Program and contributes to online and blended learning course development, marketing and communications, finance and program administration. Avery has been working in the Faculty of Native Studies since... Read More →


Thursday February 10, 2022 1:30pm - 2:30pm MST
Pre-Recorded Room D None
  Social Studies / Études sociales, Science-sciences
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus 10-12
  • Room Details None
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus 44905
  • Tags English

1:30pm MST

Canva for Education: Tips, tricks, and teacher hacks
Quality graphic design is critical to creating welcoming, accessible, and functional spaces in our schools. Knowing this, it is important to find the right tools to assist us. Canva is a graphic design platform that allows users of all technical abilities to create well-designed print and digital products. Join Olivia as she demonstrates the many ways that you can use Canva in your teaching practice including resource development, virtual teaching applications, classroom decor, and much more!

Speakers
avatar for Olivia Murray

Olivia Murray

Canva for Education
Olivia Murray is a Kindergarten teacher with Edmonton Public Schools. She is currently completing her Master of Education degree at the University of Ottawa, focusing on instructional techniques. Her teaching experience ranges from Kindergarten to Grade 6 and has included specialized... Read More →


Thursday February 10, 2022 1:30pm - 2:30pm MST
Virtual Room 25 None
  Technology / Technolgie, Knowledge & Employability / Connaissance et Emploiabilité
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus K-6
  • Room Details None
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus K-6
  • Tags English

1:30pm MST

Hands On-Math Games in a Hands-Off World: Rebuilding Kindergarten Math Concepts
Teachers over the past year have indicated that their was tremendous learning loss and gaps seen in their youngest Kindergarten learners. Now presently in Grade One many of these students need to rebuild, and learn basic concepts including: subitizing, number sense, counting forward and back from a given number, learning numbers to 10, 20, doubles, make 10 strategy, comparing numbers, pattern counting and more. This very basic workshop will help you rebuild Kindergarten and early numeracy concepts that lay the foundation for Grade 1 and 2. Handout will include gameboards, concept skill checklists, journal ideas. IF VIRTUAL PARTICIPANTS WILL NEED TO HAVE A DECK OF CARDS AND 8 REGULAR DICE. Come prepared to play my favorites!

Speakers
avatar for Jane Felling

Jane Felling

Owner and Presenter, Box Cars And One-Eyed Jacks Inc
Jane is co-author of the award winning Box Cars and One-Eyed Jacks series and has been doing workshops in the area of games as a teaching strategy for over 25 years. She has conducted workshops across North America for K - 8 contracts and has been a featured speaker at the National... Read More →

Chairperson
avatar for Box Cars and One-Eyed Jacks

Box Cars and One-Eyed Jacks

Office Manager, Box Cars And One-Eyed Jacks Inc
Box Cars and One-Eyed Jacks provides resources and professional development to change the way students learn for the better. Our award-winning math and literacy resources help students in primary, upper elementary, and middle years. We provide professional development for teachers... Read More →


Thursday February 10, 2022 1:30pm - 3:00pm MST
Virtual Room 16 None
  Math, Early Childhood Services
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus K-3
  • Room Details None
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus K-3
  • Tags English

1:30pm MST

A Natural Approach to Second Language Learning
Have students ever said to you that they have taken a second language for so many years but still do not feel like they could use it in a comprehensible way? Well Comprehensible Input or CI may be the approach you are looking for. Come learn more about what CI is and the journey that Irena and Jessie have been on this year to make their second language classes more focused on the natural acquisition of a language.

Speakers
JK

Jessie Krefting

Teacher
FSL Educator for grades 5-9 at Copperhaven School in Spruce Grove.
IA

Irena Appelman

FSL and Humanities Educator at Spruce Grove Composite High School.


Thursday February 10, 2022 1:30pm - 3:00pm MST
Virtual Room 08 None
  Second Languages / Langues Secondes, Learning Resources
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus 7-12
  • Room Details None
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus 44902
  • Tags English

1:30pm MST

Creative Practices to Sustain the Soul
Do you feel worn out and emotionally spent? Is your life on fast-forward and you long to slow down and enjoy more experiences that feed your soul? In this session, we’ll focus on practical strategies for creative practices that will help you and your students intentionally connect with your humanity. With so much of our time spent online, we require a renewed awareness about our inner lives by making space for our emotions. We’ll cover journaling, meditation, nature, minimalism, juggling, art, exercise, Netflix and more (while practicing a few of these). Come prioritize your soul so you can model this calm to your students.

Speakers
avatar for Julianne Harvey

Julianne Harvey

The Future is Female: Preparing Students for the Next Decade
Julianne Harvey is an author, speaker and nurturer from South Surrey, BC. She has four self-published books and her short fiction has appeared in several literary magazines. Julianne holds a BA in Creative Writing, along with a certificate in Counselling Skills, and is working toward... Read More →


Thursday February 10, 2022 1:30pm - 3:00pm MST
Virtual Room 11 None
  Teacher Wellness / Bien-être, Teaching Practices/ Pédagogie
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus 7-12
  • Room Details None
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus 44902
  • Tags English

1:30pm MST

Google Classroom ++ (French)
Cette session est pour les enseignants qui connaissent déjà les fonctions de base de Google G-Suite for Education et qui souhaitent faire un pas de plus. Nous allons discuter des meilleures pratiquesr et des astuces pour gagner du temps. Comme les participants auront l'occasion de travailler directement dans Google Classroom, un ordinateur portable est nécessaire pour cet atelier.

Speakers
avatar for Melanie Samson-Cormier

Melanie Samson-Cormier

Enseignante/Teacher, Conseil scolaire Centre-Nord
Mélanie est enseignante à l'école Gabrielle-Roy, Edmonton. Elle est certifiée au niveau 1 Google Educator et possède un MÉd en enseignement, apprentissage et évaluation. Avant de venir en Alberta en 2012, elle enseignait à Terre-Neuve (à l’Est du Canada) où elle a commenc... Read More →

Chairperson
V

Valérie

Enseignante, Conseil Scolaire centre Nord


Thursday February 10, 2022 1:30pm - 3:00pm MST
Virtual Room 06 None
  Technology / Technolgie, Francais
  • Language of Presentation French
  • Grade Focus 4-6
  • Room Details None
  • Language of Presentation French
  • Grade Focus 44716
  • Tags French

2:00pm MST

***Pre-recorded*** Math Games by Design -- Div I
Games can be an enjoyable and effective way to practice and integrate skills and concepts in budding mathematicians. Join Gael as we play a selection of K-3 math games together, exploring ways to meet the needs of all the learners in your class and how you might adapt these activities for different grades.

Speakers
avatar for Gael James

Gael James

Outreach Manager, Jump Math
Every child can learn math and love it! JUMP Math is classroom mathematics resource that develops understanding and love of math in students and educators.  JUMP Math's mission is to enhance the potential in children by encouraging an understanding and a love of math in students... Read More →


Thursday February 10, 2022 2:00pm - 3:00pm MST
Pre-Recorded Room C None
  Math, Math
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus K-3
  • Room Details None
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus K-3
  • Tags English

2:00pm MST

***Pre-recorded*** Sacred Scripture and Storytelling
Bible stories? I’ve heard that one before! One of the aspects of teaching in a Catholic school is our effectiveness at opening our student’s hearts to scripture stories and our willingness to share our own stories of faith. We look to Jesus who was the best storyteller that ever lived! His stories and delivery caught the attention of his listeners. This session will explore the opportunities of storytelling in scripture, how to relate these stories to our students’ everyday lives.

Speakers
avatar for Kathleen Nguyen

Kathleen Nguyen

Religious Education Consultant, Sacred Scripture and Storytelling/ Prayer
Kathleen is currently the Elementary Religious Education Consultant for the Edmonton Catholic School Division. She has over 20 years of experience working in Catholic Education; using her master’s in religious education and Catechesis of the Good Shepherd certification to support... Read More →


Thursday February 10, 2022 2:00pm - 3:00pm MST
Pre-Recorded Room E None
  Religious Studies / Religion, Religious Studies / Religion
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus K-6
  • Room Details None
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus K-6
  • Tags English

2:00pm MST

Retreats On Any Budget
Staff, student, and personal retreats provide opportunities for growth and development in one's personal development. With a detailed action plan, retreats can bring classrooms/staffrooms together at the start of the year, forming bonds and developing belonging--forming a commitment to the health and well-being of all teachers, staff and students. Join Jordan as we explore a variety of retreat options for both staff and students, for any budget!

Speakers
avatar for Jordan Robinson

Jordan Robinson

Principal, Ecole Mother D'Youville School
Practicing in the field of education for over 15 years, Jordan is a passionate educator, leader, and principal in STAR Catholic School Division. Jordan has his Masters from both Newman Theological College and the University of Calgary specializing in religious education and technology... Read More →


Thursday February 10, 2022 2:00pm - 3:00pm MST
Virtual Room 20 None
  Religious Studies / Religion, Teacher Wellness / Bien-être
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus 7-12
  • Room Details None
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus 44902
  • Tags English

2:00pm MST

Teaching Religion in Technicolour
The transition from black and white to colour movies more than a century ago allowed people to see and experience great stories with a new sense of wonder and awe. The experiences and resources being developed in the field of youth ministry can do the same for students in our religion classes. Join Evergreen Catholic Schools chaplain Mike Landry - a twenty-four year veteran in youth ministry - as he opens his own toolbox and shares some of the strategies and resources he uses to bring faith to life for the students he serves.

Speakers
avatar for Michael Landry

Michael Landry

Teaching Religion in Technicolor / Youth Culture and Religion
Read through the history of our faith, and you’ll notice that God has often chosen unlikely people along the way. Growing up, Mike Landry was a geeky, awkward teenager whose faith was awakened thanks to a parish youth ministry program that was launched during his high school years... Read More →


Thursday February 10, 2022 2:00pm - 3:00pm MST
Virtual Room 23 None
  Religious Studies / Religion, Beginning Teachers
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus 7-12
  • Room Details None
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus 44902
  • Tags English

2:00pm MST

***Pre-Recorded*** Take the project AGRICULTURE Challenge
Explore big ideas like the land and its resources, food systems, Alberta and Canadian histories, trends and human activities through agriculture! Find out how to use the project AGRICULTURE curriculum-based program in your elementary classrooms. Access examples of sources and stories, engage with interesting and quirky trivia questions and find Alberta farm photos that your students can use to take the project AGRICULTURE challenge and make a timeline, design an amazing race, create a trending infographic, envision a job of the future or demonstrate a reaction in everyday foods. This session will provide practical suggestions for using the project AGRICULTURE program with your students as project-based, or simply, activity-centred learning – and within in-class or remote learning contexts. Five topics provide integrated mini-units or simple, activity-centred approaches that support Alberta Social Studies, Science, Health/Wellness, Language Arts and Math curriculum. Download any of the project/activity teaching guides, students learning sources, assessment tools and vocabulary supports or receive free print versions of any of the resources.

Speakers
avatar for Patricia Ramsay

Patricia Ramsay

project AGRICULTURE Lead Consultant
Patricia Ramsay is a former classroom teacher and consultant, who currently works on the development of curriculum-based resources and professional learning for organizations interested in supporting effective learning and teaching in Alberta classrooms. She led the creation and development... Read More →


Thursday February 10, 2022 2:00pm - 3:00pm MST
Pre-Recorded Room F None
  Science-sciences, Social Studies / Études sociales
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus K-6
  • Room Details None
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus K-6
  • Tags English

2:00pm MST

Explore before Explain in Elementary Science: A sequence to help our students make meaning
How can we update and refresh our science instruction to bring this 1996 program of studies into the 21st Century? When teaching elementary science we often focus on the discrete “hands on investigations”. While this is important, it is not a complete picture of how knowledge is gained in science. Join this session to learn the importance of this instructional sequence, rooted in research, to help our students gain conceptual understanding and learn authentic science practices.

Speakers
avatar for Nicole Lamoureux

Nicole Lamoureux

Teacher, Edmonton Catholic Schools
Nicole Lamoureux has over 17 years of experience teaching in both Div 1 and Div 2 Elementary classrooms. She has also served as a math and science consultant with Edmonton Catholic Schools (2018-2021). Nicole completed her M.Ed, in Curriculum Instruction & Leadership. She brings her... Read More →


Thursday February 10, 2022 2:00pm - 3:00pm MST
Pre-Recorded Room H None
  Science-sciences, Teaching Practices/ Pédagogie
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus K-6
  • Room Details None
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus K-6
  • Tags English

2:00pm MST

***Pre-recorded*** Stories from The Great Divide Trail
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to hike the 1200km Great Divide Trail (GDT) from Waterton to Kakwa Lake? My partner and I thru-hiked the GDT l this summer and this presentation will detail our 60day and ~1200km journey. It will be a blend of tales from the trail and memorable photographs along the way.

Speakers
avatar for Brigid Scott

Brigid Scott

GYPSD ~ Jasper
Brigid lives in Jasper, Alberta with her husband Mark. They both love being teachers and fully taking advantage of their proximity to the mountains to the fullest. Summers and spring/fall weekends are spent exploring the mountain trails, whether it is into a backcountry campsite or... Read More →
avatar for Mark Scott

Mark Scott

Mark lives in Jasper, Alberta with his wife Brigid. They both love being teachers and fully taking advantage of their proximity to the mountains to the fullest. Summers and spring/fall weekends are spent exploring the mountain trails, whether it is into a backcountry campsite or to... Read More →


Thursday February 10, 2022 2:00pm - 3:00pm MST
Pre-Recorded Room A None
  Teacher Wellness / Bien-être, Social Studies / Études sociales
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus 7-12
  • Room Details None
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus 44902
  • Tags English

2:00pm MST

Financial Wellness 101
Financial Wellness 101 is built to give you tools to take control of your financial life. How to start saving. Easy steps on where and when to put your money. Easy budgeting tips. On the flip side, what if things go horribly wrong? What if a member of your family gets sick? Or dies prematurely? What if there's a job action? We look at the biggest financial risks that can happen to you and how to lessen their impact. Rick Harcourt leads the team that provides the ATA Voluntary Benefits Program to teachers across Alberta – a suite of financial solutions built specifically for teachers across the Province. This includes the ATA Group RRSP / TFSA, ATA Group Critical Illness and ATA Group Life / Mortgage Insurance. Rick and his team work with thousands of teachers across Alberta to help them prepare for the future, and is a featured speaker at ATA events including the ATA Retirement Seminars put on by Teacher Employment Services.

Speakers
avatar for Rick Harcourt

Rick Harcourt

Professional Financial Advisor, Capital Estate Planning
Rick Harcourt leads the team that provides the ATA Voluntary Benefits Program to teachers across Alberta – a suite of financial solutions built specifically for teachers across the Province. This includes the ATA Group RRSP / TFSA, ATA Group Critical Illness and ATA Group Life... Read More →


Thursday February 10, 2022 2:00pm - 3:00pm MST
Virtual Room 13 None
  Teacher Wellness / Bien-être, Health - CALM / Santé
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus 7-12
  • Room Details None
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus 44902
  • Tags English

2:00pm MST

THE SHIFT: From Bullying & Stress To Bringing KINDness & Calm Into Your Life & Classroom (LIVE SESSION ONLY)
As a K-12 school teacher I quickly realized my role was more than teaching the curriculum. My students were stressed and anxious trying to manage their emotions, but unable to do so. They were struggling with bullying, depression, anger issues, insomnia and many kids in my classroom were labelled ADD or ADHD, unable to focus, concentrate or even sit still. Teachers and parents were also struggling. I wanted to do something. I wanted to help. So, I developed a beKIND Mindfulness Training & Kit specifically for teachers, students and parents. During this session, I teach a variety of mindfulness techniques to manage stress, better cope with change and life’s challenges, improve focus and for self-regulation. The goal being, to practice these techniques to develop behaviors that contribute to the well-being of self and others throughout their life. Make THE SHIFT by joining us, our Global beKIND Mindfulness Movement of over 25 000 kids, teens and adults as we begin Day 1 of the beKIND Mindfulness Challenge. The beKIND Mindfulness Challenge gives everyone the opportunity to demonstrate KINDness, respect and caring for self and others in hopes we can all lead healthier lives physically, emotionally, mentally and socially.

Speakers
avatar for Susan Agrios

Susan Agrios

Agrios Mindfitness
Agrios MINDFITNESS (Mindfulness + Fitness) was born in the connective tissues between health and wellbeing. Susan Agrios changes lives. Online and in person, she teaches fitness, mindfulness and yoga for people and businesses the world over. Before MINDFITNESS, Susan was a K-12 teacher... Read More →


Thursday February 10, 2022 2:00pm - 3:00pm MST
Virtual Room 27 None
  Teacher Wellness / Bien-être, Teacher Wellness / Bien-être
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus K-6
  • Room Details None
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus K-6
  • Tags English

2:00pm MST

***Pre-recorded*** Virtual Magic: How to Engage Students Online
Kids author Marty Chan spent the pandemic pivoting to virtual author visits and writing workshops. Over the course of the year, he amassed a set of virtual presentation skills and tools that kept kids of all ages engaged from start to finish. He shares some of his presentations secrets to turn your Google Meet sessions into must-see events. He'll talk about camera placement, audio settings, and a few special effects that can enhance your online presentations.

Speakers
avatar for Marty Chan

Marty Chan

Author, Ink Jockey Inc.
Marty Chan writes books for kids and plays for adults. Named one of Alberta's 25 most influential artists by the Alberta Foundation for the Arts, Marty is a champion for literacy. With his dynamic school presentations, he inspires reluctant readers to pick up a book and budding authors... Read More →


Thursday February 10, 2022 2:00pm - 3:00pm MST
Pre-Recorded Room G None
  Technology / Technolgie, Learning Resources
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus K-6
  • Room Details None
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus K-6
  • Tags English

2:00pm MST

ACEE Symposium: Eyes wide open: Reconciliation through two-eyed seeing
To perceive our world with depth, to move safely across the land, we need two eyes. What depth of understanding do we gain by valuing Indigenous ways of knowing? Explore two-eyed seeing, the practice of weaving together Western and Indigenous ways of being and doing. How does this support progress in reconciliation? What is the role of environmental education in reconciliation? Hear from youth how this practice is meaningful for their learning, and why this is also a vital climate solution.

Speakers
avatar for Melanie Hoffman

Melanie Hoffman

Program Manager, Capital Region EcoSchools, Alberta Council for Environmental Education
As Program Manager for Capital Region EcoSchools with the Alberta Council for Environmental Education, Melanie Hoffman supports teachers and learners in connecting Alberta curriculum to community-engaged environmental and climate action! Having directed community climate action projects... Read More →
avatar for Terry Lin Fedorus

Terry Lin Fedorus

Indigenous Educator and Advisor
Indigenous Educator and Advisor Terry Lin Fedorus is with the passion to advance Truth and Reconciliation both across Turtle Island and in her home province of Alberta! As co-founder of the "Sacred Circle Foundation for Reconciliation", an Indigenous-led initiative headquartered in... Read More →


Thursday February 10, 2022 2:00pm - 3:30pm MST
Virtual Room 17 None
  Indigenous Education, Science-sciences
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus K-6
  • Room Details None
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus K-6
  • Tags English

2:15pm MST

Creativity–Our Next Generation Depends On It!
Students who can think in creative contexts will be well prepared to meet the challenges of the future. Participants in this interactive workshop will reflect on creativity as a concept and then learn about the connection of creativity to personal wellbeing, metacognition and problem solving. Participants will leave with strategies to engage themselves and others in creative teaching and learning environments across the developmental spectrum.

Speakers
KS

Kendra Silk

Teacher, Redeemer

Chairperson
avatar for Melissa Steeves

Melissa Steeves

Association Instructor, The Alberta Teachers' Association
Dr. Melissa (Missy) Steeves has been teaching Humanities in rural Alberta since 2007. Melissa has had the opportunities to work in a trauma-informed and inclusive schools and classrooms alongside amazing colleagues throughout her career. Classroom teaching has opened doors to working... Read More →


Thursday February 10, 2022 2:15pm - 3:15pm MST
Virtual Room 30 None
  ATA Sessions, ATA Sessions
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus None
  • Room Details None
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus None
  • Tags English

2:30pm MST

Forty Fridays
The typical school calendar includes forty Fridays that vary from organizational, instructional and professional learning days. How we choose to approach them is usually up to us and our own devices. This session will discuss how a subtle change to how I have approached these forty days has not only had an impact on my leadership but the connections that I have with my staff, students and school community. Proving once again that even after nearly spending 20 years as a school administrator that it is the subtle changes that can have long lasting effects.

Speakers
avatar for Jordan Fenton

Jordan Fenton

Principal, East Lake School
Jordan has spent nearly twenty years as a school administrator, enjoying working with students and staff at all levels from K-12. He was born and raised in east central Alberta where experienced K - 12 education as a student, teacher and administrator before spending the next decade... Read More →


Thursday February 10, 2022 2:30pm - 3:30pm MST
Virtual Room 01 None
  Admin / Leadership, Admin / Leadership
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus K-6
  • Room Details None
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus K-6
  • Tags English

2:30pm MST

***Pre-recorded*** The Science of Creating Effective Learning Materials with Dual Coding
Collection of links for this session - https://wke.lt/w/s/l0vAH5
As teachers, we often create learning materials in the form of slide presentations, handouts, and materials written on whiteboards. In this session, we’ll examine what cognitive science and dual coding theory has shown to be the most effective ways to present and organize these materials. Participants will explore these slide design fundamentals, learn specific practices on how to fix materials that are less effectively designed, and receive numerous free resources for designing the most effective slides.

Speakers
avatar for Daniel Maas

Daniel Maas

Executive Staff Officer, Professional Development, The Alberta Teachers' Association
Danny Maas is an Executive Staff Officer with The Alberta Teachers' Association in the Professional Development program area. He was previously the Manager of Educational Technology with Edmonton Catholic School Division and has supported teacher professional development for the past... Read More →


Thursday February 10, 2022 2:30pm - 3:30pm MST
Virtual Room 31 None
  ATA Sessions, ATA Sessions
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus None
  • Room Details None
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus None
  • Tags English

2:30pm MST

School Leaders - Investigate or Not? When, Why and How?
This session looks at how school leaders should address complaints received about student(s) and teacher(s). Differentiation as to circumstances that need to be investigated by school leaders as well as those where the investigation(s) should be left with the school division and/or police will be elaborated. The session discusses appropriate protocols and elements that must be considered in order to conduct an appropriate investigation. One's obligation under the "rules of natural justice" and the Code of Professional Conduct will be discussed. The session will also discuss the school leader's role when police seek the opportunity to interview students at the school.

Speakers
avatar for Tanya Thiessen

Tanya Thiessen

Executive Staff Officer, Teacher Employment Services, Alberta Teachers' Association
Tanya joined the Association’s Teacher Employment Services executive staff in April 2021. She spent most of her 15-year career with Elk Island Catholic Schools as a high school teacher, school counsellor and administrator. Tanya was fortunate to be able to serve in many communities... Read More →


Thursday February 10, 2022 2:30pm - 3:30pm MST
Virtual Room 32 None
  ATA Sessions, ATA Sessions
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus None
  • Room Details None
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus None
  • Tags English

2:30pm MST

***Pre-recorded*** Accessibility teacher toolkit
This session will explore edtech tools that will level the playing field for students with disabilities in online, hybrid, or traditional classroom settings. We will check out and use accessibility with immersive reader, office lens, and websites that will save you teacher time when it comes to differentiating content!

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Samantha Fecich

Dr. Samantha Fecich

Professor of Education, Grove City College
I'm Dr. Sam Fecich and I have been a professor of education for over 7 years and I get to do so many different things daily. Some days I'm in my office at Grove City College, working with students and teaching preservice teachers about educational technology or special education... Read More →


Thursday February 10, 2022 2:30pm - 3:30pm MST
Pre-Recorded Room B None
  Beginning Teachers, Technology / Technolgie
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus K-6
  • Room Details None
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus K-6
  • Tags English

2:30pm MST

***Pre-Recorded***Don't Go There: Avoiding Power Struggles (Recording available until March 25, 2022)
Even the most rational teachers and parents get into power struggles from time to time. In this engaging session, participants will gain a better understanding of how power struggles occur, and learn the best strategies for avoiding them. This information is applicable PK through adulthood on all levels (dealing with behaviors of students, parents, co-workers, administrators, family members...)

Speakers
avatar for Dan St. Romain

Dan St. Romain

Educational Consultant, author/speaker
"Dan St. Romain is a national independent educational consultant who provides staff development and consultative services to educators and parents working with children at all developmental levels. Dan is passionate about helping individuals shift their perspective on discipline... Read More →


Thursday February 10, 2022 2:30pm - 3:30pm MST
Virtual Feature Room C None
  Feature / Conférencier, Teaching Practices/ Pédagogie
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus None
  • Room Details None
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus None
  • Tags English

2:30pm MST

It Takes a Team to Achieve a Dream (Recording available until April 1, 2022)
From high school English teacher and quiet student, to Olympic gold medal decathlon, considered the greatest athlete in the world…and still coached by his high school English teacher. Touching on the importance of mentorship, teamwork, communication, goal setting, and being adaptable…becoming the greatest athlete in the world after spending the winter of 2021 training in a hockey rink in London, ON.

Speakers
avatar for Damian Warner

Damian Warner

Damian is a 32 years old, from London, ON. He was raised by a single mom who couldn’t afford organized sports. Damian attended Montcalm High school and his English teacher and basketball coach, Gar Leyshon, saw the potential for this amazing but quiet student. Damian is a 9 time... Read More →
avatar for Gar Leyshon (Damian Warner's Coach)

Gar Leyshon (Damian Warner's Coach)

Gar Leyshon recently turned 61 but doesn’t look a day over 60. And Gar is not even his real name, it is an acronym. Gar retired last June after teaching for almost 25 years. He first taught English in Taiwan in 1985 and swore he would never do something so ridiculous again. His... Read More →

Chairperson

Thursday February 10, 2022 2:30pm - 3:30pm MST
Virtual Feature Room A None
  Feature / Conférencier, Teacher Wellness / Bien-être
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus None
  • Room Details None
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus None
  • Tags English

2:30pm MST

Seventy-Five Purposeful and Engaging Physical Education Activities in a Covid-Safe Environment
Seventy-five engaging activities will be explained and shown that help develop Physical Literacy (Manipulative-Receive, Retain, and Send), game knowledge (Target, Net, Invasion, and Striking), as well as dance and fitness activities. All are easy and a joy to implement.

Speakers
avatar for John Byl

John Byl

Canadian Gopher Sport Educational Consultant, Engaging Phys Ed. in a Covid Safe Environment
John Byl, PhD, is the Canadian Gopher Educational Consultant, was president of CIRA Ontario (2003-2018), and a retired professor of Physical Education at Redeemer University College in Ancaster, Ontario (1986-2014). Dr. Byl has authored or coauthored over 30 books. He is the winner... Read More →


Thursday February 10, 2022 2:30pm - 3:30pm MST
Pre-Recorded Room D None
  Physical Education / Éducation Physique, Health - CALM / Santé
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus 7-9
  • Room Details None
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus 44811
  • Tags English

2:30pm MST

Explore Energy Resources with Future Energy Systems
Energy. Climate change. The environment. The economy. The future. All topics of importance and of concern for many students. We are here to help bring them into the classroom! Join members of the Future Energy Systems team to learn about the University of Alberta’s world-leading research that will help Canada transition to a low net carbon economy, and explore educational energy resources produced by the program, including videos, activities, games, and classroom visits –– all with suggested curriculum connections.

Speakers
avatar for Valerie Miller

Valerie Miller

Explore Energy Resources with Future Energy Systems
Valerie Miller completed her PhD in land reclamation at the University of Alberta in 2019, working at a diamond mine in northern Canada to build soils using mine waste. During her PhD program she was a teaching assistant, primary instructor and community volunteer coordinator, and... Read More →


Thursday February 10, 2022 2:30pm - 3:30pm MST
Virtual Room 22 None
  Social Studies / Études sociales, Science-sciences
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus K-6
  • Room Details None
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus K-6
  • Tags English

2:30pm MST

Relevant Robots: Connecting Robotics Across Curricula (LIVE SESSION ONLY)
Join us for an exciting session to learn about how robotics can be integrated across subject matters to teach curriculum outcomes. Discover hands-on robotics and coding activities with links English/French Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, and more. For educators who teach grades 7 - 12.

Speakers
avatar for Ellen Hrinivich

Ellen Hrinivich

Ellen Hrinivich is a Facilitation Specialist at Let’s Talk Science. She has her B.Sc. from the University of Western Ontario and M.Ed. from the University Ontario Institute of Technology. Ellen has a background in design research and curriculum development. She has developed and... Read More →

Chairperson
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Maike Horn

Facilitation Specialist, Let's Talk Science


Thursday February 10, 2022 2:30pm - 3:30pm MST
Virtual Room 26 None
  Teaching Practices/ Pédagogie, Language Arts / Arts Langagier
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus 7-12
  • Room Details None
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus 44902
  • Tags English

3:00pm MST

***Pre-recorded*** Leveraging UDL in the diverse classroom
Student diversity is a given in the modern classroom, and meeting student needs when every student is different can be a challenge for educators. Start planning smarter, not harder! Come to this session to build your knowledge and understanding about Universal Design for Learning and how incorporating elements of UDL can help to better plan your teaching and learning activities. Classroom examples will be included along with tips and tricks for implementation.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Megan Sénéchal

Dr. Megan Sénéchal

Curriculum consultant, Edmonton Public School Board
Dr. Megan Sénéchal is a curriculum consultant with Edmonton Public School Board in Edmonton, Alberta. Her research interests include change management, language education, and Universal Design for Learning.


Thursday February 10, 2022 3:00pm - 4:00pm MST
Pre-Recorded Room E None
  Differentiated Instruction / Différenciation, Teaching Practices/ Pédagogie
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus K-6
  • Room Details None
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus K-6
  • Tags English

3:00pm MST

***Pre-recorded*** Using SEL to strengthen our youth’s learning
Evidence shows that we should teach and model SEL skills as it increases positive attitudes, behaviours, and performance. This presentation will explore the why and how questions related to teaching SEL competencies; When do we teach these SEL competencies? How do we teach these skills? What do we teach? What are the fundamental skills? This engaging, strategy based presentation will provide an overview of the benefits of SEL and classroom based strategies to introduce to young learners.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Noëlla Piquette

Dr. Noëlla Piquette

/Unpacking Trauma, University of Lethbridge
Dr. Noëlla Piquette is an Associate Professor with the Faculty of Education at the University of Lethbridge. She teaches predominately in Educational Psychology and Counselling Psychology with her teaching and research interest areas concentrating on supporting marginalized populations... Read More →


Thursday February 10, 2022 3:00pm - 4:00pm MST
Pre-Recorded Room H None
  Differentiated Instruction / Différenciation, Teaching Practices/ Pédagogie
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus K-6
  • Room Details None
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus K-6
  • Tags English

3:00pm MST

***Pre-Recorded*** I Can Do It Myself: Encouraging Independence in our Youngest Learners (Recording available until March 25, 2022)
"“I can’t!” “I don’t know how!” “You have to do it!” Tired of hearing these phrases from your students?. Teach them how to solve their own problems—rather than rely on you—and help them positively shape their behavior in the process. In this session, participants will discuss why independence is needed, how best to develop it, and ways to encourage parents in the home setting to do the same. "

Speakers
avatar for Dan St. Romain

Dan St. Romain

Educational Consultant, author/speaker
"Dan St. Romain is a national independent educational consultant who provides staff development and consultative services to educators and parents working with children at all developmental levels. Dan is passionate about helping individuals shift their perspective on discipline... Read More →


Thursday February 10, 2022 3:00pm - 4:00pm MST
Virtual Feature Room B None
  Feature / Conférencier, Teaching Practices/ Pédagogie
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus None
  • Room Details None
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus None
  • Tags English

3:00pm MST

***Pre-recorded*** Culturally Responsive Teaching in Learning English as a Second Language
In this session, Caterina explores the effects of students who are new to Canada being exposed to a culturally responsive teaching and the impact this has on their language learning. Research suggests that educators whose practices address culture and language cohesively, hold greater promise of turning ELL students into successful language learners. In this powerful one hour presentation, you will explore strategies of how to navigate these obstacles and support students to achieve success!

Speakers
avatar for Caterina Lazor

Caterina Lazor

Culturally Responsive Teaching in Learning ESL
Caterina Lazor is an ESL Instructional Coach & Middle School Teacher with Elk Island Catholic Schools, and the PD Director Central for the ESLC- ESL Council of the Alberta Teachers Association! Her passion for supporting ELL students and teachers has permeated into every element of... Read More →


Thursday February 10, 2022 3:00pm - 4:00pm MST
Pre-Recorded Room A None
  Inclusive Education / Éducation Inclusive, Second Languages / Langues Secondes
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus 7-12
  • Room Details None
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus 44902
  • Tags English

3:00pm MST

***Pre-recorded*** Math Games by Design -- Div II
Games can be an enjoyable and effective way to practice and integrate skills and concepts in budding mathematicians. Join Gael as we play a selection of Grade 4-6 math games together, exploring ways to meet the needs of all the learners in your class and how you might adapt these activities for different grades.

Speakers
avatar for Gael James

Gael James

Outreach Manager, Jump Math
Every child can learn math and love it! JUMP Math is classroom mathematics resource that develops understanding and love of math in students and educators.  JUMP Math's mission is to enhance the potential in children by encouraging an understanding and a love of math in students... Read More →


Thursday February 10, 2022 3:00pm - 4:00pm MST
Pre-Recorded Room C None
  Math, Math
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus 4-6
  • Room Details None
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus 44716
  • Tags English

3:00pm MST

***Pre-recorded*** Ironi(NG) out Cool science!
Join Michael Ng in his Classic Demo Lecture Series as he shares the historical significance of iron and the numerous activities you can do on just elemental iron and its compounds.

Speakers
avatar for Michael Ng

Michael Ng

Science
Michael Ng Chemistry 20/30 and AP Chemistry | Accomplished concert pianist and artist since age 5. The world of science can be an enjoyable part of daily life. Dedicated and innovative in making "Science fun". Michael now appears monthly on Morning Global News TV Edmonton demonstrating... Read More →


Thursday February 10, 2022 3:00pm - 4:00pm MST
Pre-Recorded Room G None
  Science-sciences, Beginning Teachers
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus 7-12
  • Room Details None
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus 44902
  • Tags English

3:00pm MST

Learn Where You Are: Experiential, Place-Based Learning for Grades 4-8
Place-based and experiential learning are powerful strategies for engaging students in meaningful, curriculum connected learning. This workshop will explore a variety of GreenLearning’s free, STEM-based programs on climate change and energy. Educators will discover a variety of award-winning lessons, activities and digital tools designed to immerse learners in their own natural and social communities. This session is suitable for educators in grade 4-8 learning in-person, online, through asynchronous and/or synchronous environments.

Speakers
avatar for Sidney Howlett

Sidney Howlett

Crossing Curriculums for Climate Change/Science
Sidney Howlett is on a mission to empower youth to take climate action through education. Trained as a teacher, she has a diverse professional background leading outreach to post-secondary students, teaching in elementary and French immersion schools across Ontario and establishing... Read More →

Chairperson
AS

Andreana Salouk

Program Coordinator, GreenLearning


Thursday February 10, 2022 3:00pm - 4:00pm MST
Virtual Room 21 None
  Science-sciences, Math
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus 4-6
  • Room Details None
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus 44716
  • Tags English

4:00pm MST

Thursday: Comedy night with Lars Callieou!
Video backup for when capacity of Zoom reaching over 1000 participants: https://vimeo.com/event/1795941/23d308d4c0

Lars Callieou has appeared at the Just for Laughs Festival in Montréal and has a 1-Hour Comedy Special currently airing on The Comedy Network. He's been overseas to entertain the troops 5 times (Kuwait, IRAQ, Turkey, Kyrgyzstan, Dubai and Abu Dhabi) and is a 2-Time Canadian Comedy Award Nominee. He can be heard on CBC's Laugh Out Loud, CBC's The Debaters and on Sirius/XM. Lars has toured with the likes of Miss Joan Rivers, Jeff Foxworthy, and Bob Saget . He's performed at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival 5 times and has also appeared at the Bridgetown Comedy Festival in Portland, the Boston Comedy Festival, the World Series of Comedy in Las Vegas and the Halifax Comedy Festival in… well… Halifax.

Speakers
avatar for Lars Callieou

Lars Callieou

Lars Callieou has appeared at the Just for Laughs Festival in Montréal and has a 1-Hour Comedy Special currently airing on The Comedy Network. He's been overseas to entertain the troops 5 times (Kuwait, IRAQ, Turkey, Kyrgyzstan, Dubai and Abu Dhabi) and is a 2-Time Canadian Comedy... Read More →


Thursday February 10, 2022 4:00pm - 5:00pm MST
Virtual Feature Room A None
  Entertainment & Special Events, Entertainment & Special Events
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus None
  • Room Details None
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus None
  • Tags English
 
Friday, February 11
 

8:30am MST

Phonics Is A Team Player (4-6)
In this 4-6 English Language Arts session, participants will examine how phonics teams up with a variety of reading and writing elements to support their student’s language proficiency within a Comprehensive Literacy program. Discover resources and strategies to phonics instruction and increasing reading fluency.

Speakers
avatar for Kim Zandboer

Kim Zandboer

Scholastic Education
Watch Kim’s introduction here and email her at KZandboer@Scholastic.ca.DON’T FORGET TO ENTER THE SCHOLASTIC EDUCATION DRAW HERE for a chance to win ONE FREE Teacher’s Edition Digital Magazine Subscription.Scholastic Education publishes top-quality English and French classr... Read More →
avatar for Daren Patterson

Daren Patterson

Daren Patterson has over 30 years of teaching experience with the Calgary Board of Education. Daren was a Literacy Program teacher responsible for working with teachers in the area of balanced literacy program development for grades K to 6. Daren is part of the writing team for Scholastic... Read More →

Chairperson
avatar for Kim Zandboer

Kim Zandboer

Scholastic Education
Watch Kim’s introduction here and email her at KZandboer@Scholastic.ca.DON’T FORGET TO ENTER THE SCHOLASTIC EDUCATION DRAW HERE for a chance to win ONE FREE Teacher’s Edition Digital Magazine Subscription.Scholastic Education publishes top-quality English and French classr... Read More →
avatar for Scholastic Education

Scholastic Education

KZandboer@scholastic.ca, Kim Zandboer


Friday February 11, 2022 8:30am - 9:30am MST
Virtual Room 18 None
  Language Arts / Arts Langagier, Differentiated Instruction / Différenciation
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus 4-6
  • Room Details None
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus 44716
  • Tags English

8:30am MST

Multiplication Strategies x 6 = Fun Mental Math for Grades 4-6
Come and play 6 different games and activities that focus on basic multiplication fact fluency and lead into multi-digit multiplication strategies. These games and strategies can be done whole class, in centres, virtually and in-person with just simple dice and regular playing cards. The games are engaging which makes it easier to have students want to take part in the sustained engaged practice that the games provide which leads to mastery. Teaching tips and student work samples will be shared throughout the session. A handout with game rules, gameboards and recording masters will be available for download prior to the workshop.

Speakers
avatar for John Felling

John Felling

/math, Box Cars And One Eyed Jacks
John brings a wealth of knowledge, insights, tips and humor to his presentations, gained through his work with students and teachers throughout North America. He is a featured speaker at many regional, national and international educational conferences and has authored articles for... Read More →

Chairperson
avatar for Box Cars and One-Eyed Jacks

Box Cars and One-Eyed Jacks

Office Manager, Box Cars And One-Eyed Jacks Inc
Box Cars and One-Eyed Jacks provides resources and professional development to change the way students learn for the better. Our award-winning math and literacy resources help students in primary, upper elementary, and middle years. We provide professional development for teachers... Read More →
avatar for Jane Felling

Jane Felling

Owner and Presenter, Box Cars And One-Eyed Jacks Inc
Jane is co-author of the award winning Box Cars and One-Eyed Jacks series and has been doing workshops in the area of games as a teaching strategy for over 25 years. She has conducted workshops across North America for K - 8 contracts and has been a featured speaker at the National... Read More →


Friday February 11, 2022 8:30am - 9:30am MST
Virtual Room 14 None
  Math, Teaching Practices/ Pédagogie
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus 4-6
  • Room Details None
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus 44716
  • Tags English

8:30am MST

Principles of Movement and Mobility
In this session, we will explore principles of movement that move from one activity to another and help students better understand how they can be stronger and more athletic by reducing the chances of injury. On the surface, the astonishing variety of human movement can seem quite complex. In fact, unraveling all these functions is more direct than one might think. This session is designed to facilitate the understanding of complexity and variability, the common language of fundamental positioning that unify all human movements. Here are the topics we will discuss: - Prevent and rehabilitate common sports injuries - Review your movement patterns and express the most effective physiology of your body - Identify, diagnose and quickly correct inefficient movements that deprive power and strength - Develop strategies that restore the function of your joints and tissues.

Speakers
avatar for James Bazan

James Bazan

Je suis enseignant à l'École des Quatre-Vents qui est passionné du mouvement et de l'éducation physique. J'aimerais partager mes connaissances ainsi que d'écouter aux idées des autres enseignants qui partagent cette passion.


Friday February 11, 2022 8:30am - 9:30am MST
Virtual Room 20 None
  Physical Education / Éducation Physique, Health - CALM / Santé
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus 7-12
  • Room Details None
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus 44902
  • Tags English

8:30am MST

Gr 8 Engaging Projects that Challenge - Japan
Teaching history but your students aren't interested? Want to get them engaged in what they are learning and be excited to come to your class? This is the session for you. There will be a variety of different activities and tasks presented that will help you engage your students, encourage them to think critically and bring history to life. We will be exploring how to use a variety of different sources including primary sources, graphic novels, novels, simulations, projects and more!

Speakers
JZ

Joanna Zakus

Joanna has a BA History and a BEd Secondary Social Studies. She has been teaching primarily social studies and humanities for the last 16 years at the junior high level. Joanna currently is a teacher at a middle school with the Calgary Board of Education. She focuses on interactive... Read More →


Friday February 11, 2022 8:30am - 9:30am MST
Virtual Room 22 None
  Social Studies / Études sociales, Language Arts / Arts Langagier
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus 7-9
  • Room Details None
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus 44811
  • Tags English

8:30am MST

Virtual Programming at the Alberta Legislature – Livestreaming Democracy Right into Your Classroom!
Join educators from the Legislative Assembly of Alberta to learn about free programs and resources available to your class in virtual form. Through interactive presentations, live-streamed tours and Chamber debates, Legislature staff bring the experience of democracy to you and your students.

Speakers
avatar for Grace McNeely

Grace McNeely

Legislative Assembly of Alberta
Grace has been with the Legislative Assembly Visitor Services since 2016, and became Education Coordinator in spring 2020. After completing a degree in Spanish and linguistics at the U of A, Grace worked in administration and tax preparation as well as public and education programming... Read More →
avatar for Matt Mihilewicz

Matt Mihilewicz

Matt has worked for Visitor Services at the Legislative Assembly since 2018, and has been in his role as a Programs and Operations Assistant since the summer of 2020. Matt comes to Visitor Services with a background in acting, filmmaking, and museum work. He has a BFA degree in acting... Read More →


Friday February 11, 2022 8:30am - 9:30am MST
Virtual Room 24 None
  Social Studies / Études sociales, Language Arts / Arts Langagier
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus 4-6
  • Room Details None
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus 44716
  • Tags English

8:30am MST

Fun End of the Year Art Project: Sunny Day Mixed Media Collage
If you want to end your art classes with a big, happy crescendo, make sure to register in this workshop. You will paint, draw and collage while following provided step-by-step instructions. Having fun is most important; this will become your students’ favourite art project! Excellent for teachers of grades 2-9. The level of difficulty can be adjusted according to the grade level taught. You will be provided with links to a PowerPoint and a video that can be used directly in your classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Izabella Orzelski

Izabella Orzelski

Art
Izabella holds an MFA from the New York Academy of Art and a Ph.D. in education from the University of Alberta. Her awards and grants include Winspear Fund Grant and Dahesh Museum Award in New York. Among her commissions are portraits of Lois Hole, former Lieutenant Governor of Alberta... Read More →


Friday February 11, 2022 8:30am - 10:00am MST
Virtual Room 04 None
  Fine Arts-Arts, Fine Arts-Arts
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus 4-6
  • Room Details None
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus 44716
  • Tags English

8:30am MST

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

Speakers
avatar for Ariel Haubrich

Ariel Haubrich

Consultant/ Trainer/ Private Practitioner, Mental Wellness
Ariel Haubrich works in school & community mental health as a counsellor and program manager, and also as a consultant, presenter and private practitioner with government, businesses, teams and individuals working toward personal and organizational development. She is a Certified... Read More →


Friday February 11, 2022 8:30am - 10:00am MST
Virtual Room 10 None
  Guidance / Counselling, Inclusive Education / Éducation Inclusive
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus 7-12
  • Room Details None
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus 44902
  • Tags English

8:30am MST

Radicals: Drawing, Collaborating, and Root History to Conceptualize +, -, x, and ÷ Operations (LIVE SESSION ONLY)
Ready to understand the geometry of the Radical Rules? Please join me with your graph paper, pencil, ruler, and compass to explore and visualize ALL the radical operations. Participants will draw squares, triangles, rectangles, and other polygons; apply elementary operations and gut instinct to find the patterns that evolve into the Radical Rules. These explorations will help students to easily compare the exact lengths of all radicals, such as √2, √3, √5. Geometry will be the math genre for the debate to prove or disprove many common student misconceptions: √5+√5=√10? or √2+√8=√10 or 2∙3√2=6√4. In addition to clearing up the misconceptions commonly seen in classrooms (as previously mentioned in this description!), participants will gain the depth of the exact value (length) of any radical even though the decimal representation can be irrational!

Speakers
RC

Rosalind Carson

Mathematics Education Consultant
Rosalind is a passionate mathematics educator and aspiring mathematician. She has been teaching students and teachers for 18 years. Rosalind continues to explore and share hands-on strategies for students to explore and develop their spatial sense of mathematical concepts. She loves... Read More →


Friday February 11, 2022 8:30am - 10:00am MST
Virtual Room 12 None
  Math, Differentiated Instruction / Différenciation
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus 7-12
  • Room Details None
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus 44902
  • Tags English

8:30am MST

Rising Strong™ After Setbacks
Based on the research of Dr. Brené Brown, this workshop is for anyone looking to rise from setbacks, losses and disappointments with greater courage in any area of their professional and personal life. Rising Strong™ will support you in identifying your stories of struggle, and the process for moving through them.

Speakers
avatar for Kimberly Knull

Kimberly Knull

Rising Strong After Setbacks
Kimberly Knull is a Registered Psychologist, former teacher, motivational speaker and trained by Brené Brown as a Dare to Lead™ and Daring Way™ facilitator. She’s the Co-Founder Momentum Walk-In Counselling Society, recognized as one of Avenue magazine’s Top 40 Under 40... Read More →


Friday February 11, 2022 8:30am - 10:00am MST
Virtual Room 27 None
  Teacher Wellness / Bien-être, Health - CALM / Santé
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus 7-12
  • Room Details None
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus 44902
  • Tags English

8:30am MST

Teaching Art with no art room, no budget and lots of kids!
The workshop shows teachers practical new ways to organize their classroom to accommodate supplies as well as the artwork done by students. It introduces different art techniques with special focus on three-dimensional media: clay, soapstone, and papier mâché. Teachers will learn: • how to begin an art programme • how to organize their regular classroom, one medium at a time • how to start small and build on what they have • how to teach specific art techniques.

Speakers
avatar for Susan Carter

Susan Carter

How to Teach Humour for Stress Relief, Life Skills and Fun
Susan Carter holds a B.Ed. from the University of Regina and has taught in four provinces. In 1993 she decided to act upon a long-time dream of doing stand-up comedy – and was pleasantly surprised to find that people were willing to laugh with her at stand up gigs! Susan shows you... Read More →


Friday February 11, 2022 8:30am - 11:30am MST
Virtual Room 07 None
  Fine Arts-Arts, Beginning Teachers
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus 7-9
  • Room Details None
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus 44811
  • Tags English

8:30am MST

Teaching Division III Art with Punch! Art for Non-Majors
You will be completing three art lessons that you can build on and take back to the classroom. -Water media for colour concepts -line drawings, contour portraits -pastel bird You will learn to look for the outcomes that are waiting to be discovered in most of the projects that you already love and to see the value in new projects that come your way.

Speakers
avatar for Carolyn Walker

Carolyn Walker

Art You Creative!
-Retired Jr/Sr High (Non-Major) Art Teacher -Currently owner of 'Art You: Workshops' and 'Not Fae'd Away'-The next chapter in my life is going to continue in art education with a different audience and focus. Assisting teachers continue to gain skills, techniques and budget saversis... Read More →


Friday February 11, 2022 8:30am - 11:30am MST
Virtual Room 05 None
  Fine Arts-Arts, Beginning Teachers
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus 7-9
  • Room Details None
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus 44811
  • Tags English

8:30am MST

Trauma Informed & Indigenous Ways of Knowing Art Lessons: Star Blanket Art Renewal
Angela Hall will share some of her Trauma Informed & Indigenous Ways of Knowing Art lessons that she has developed and used to support students and Educational staff in self expression, feeling safe, emotional regulation and more: Tree Meditation & Art, Sacred Nature Meditation & Art, Rites of Passage Art Mandala and Medicine Wheel Art Mandal. Teachers will be able to participate in the Star Blanket Art Renewal workshop to understand the significance and effectiveness of these art lessons.

Speakers
avatar for Angela Hall

Angela Hall

Teacher, Artist, Edmonton Catholic Schools, Bearclaw Gallery
Angela Hall is a Métis Albertan, Elementary School Teacher, Mother, Poet and Artist. She has completed graduate level courses and certificates with St. Stephens College, University of Alberta, and the Kutenai Art Therapy Institute. These include Grief and Loss, Art Therapy, Drama... Read More →


Friday February 11, 2022 8:30am - 11:30am MST
Virtual Room 16 None
  Indigenous Education, Guidance / Counselling
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus 4-6
  • Room Details None
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus 44716
  • Tags English

9:00am MST

Unlucky When Hiring?
Have you ever wondered, “What was I thinking when I hired this guy?” His on-the-job performance doesn’t match what his resume and interview promised. What went wrong? It’s tempting to attribute hiring decisions that don’t work out to “just being unlucky.” Turns out that luck has little to do with it. Most bad hires can be traced back to mistakes that could easily have been avoided. By the end of this session, participants will understand the 13 reasons managers are “unlucky” when hiring and how to avoid these missteps.

Speakers
avatar for Nelson Scott

Nelson Scott

97 Staff Recognition Tips in just 60 Minutes
Nelson Scott has been a teacher, principal, and assistant superintendent. Today, he works with managers, supervisors and administrators who are committed to hiring the right people and engaging them using high-value, low-cost staff recognition. He is the author of Thanks! GREAT Job... Read More →

Chairperson
FB

Fran Bell

Teacher, PSD 70


Friday February 11, 2022 9:00am - 10:00am MST
Virtual Room 01 None
  Admin / Leadership, Admin / Leadership
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus K-6
  • Room Details None
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus K-6
  • Tags English

9:00am MST

***Pre-recorded*** Grow into STEM activities with Micro:bits
STEM Education can save the world and bring hope and excitement to teachers and students alike. STEM involves students participating in cross-disciplinary activities involving (S)cience, (T)echnology, (E)ngineering, and (M)ath along with potential connections to any other subjects. In this pre-recorded session, participants will explore STEM education with an environmental focus and how to get started with the easy to use, inexpensive BBC micro:bit device. Fear not - this session is for absolute beginners and there are multiple optional activities that progress in challenge level. Join me for a hope-filled, hands-on session where you bring this exciting type of learning to your school. What's even better, micro:bits can be signed out from the ATA Library free to all members!

Sessions in this pre-recorded Playlist:
STEM Education to Save the World - https://youtu.be/W53wzPKq_A4?list=PL8ljzf4rEUz8bGL2bmrRBW7EugWn9lt6R
Introducing Micro:bits and Coding Your First Project! - https://youtu.be/ft3FcjfdXgY?list=PL8ljzf4rEUz8bGL2bmrRBW7EugWn9lt6R
Micro:bit Temperature Sensor Project - https://youtu.be/xGaEu4PZlRI?list=PL8ljzf4rEUz8bGL2bmrRBW7EugWn9lt6R
Powering and Controlling LED Lights - https://youtu.be/lfc0aexIMZg?list=PL8ljzf4rEUz8bGL2bmrRBW7EugWn9lt6R
Design a Plant Self Watering System with Microbit & Inksmith Climate Action Kit - https://youtu.be/19YpmnE-nQg?list=PL8ljzf4rEUz8bGL2bmrRBW7EugWn9lt6R
Interview with Amanda Green - https://youtu.be/O84fc3PvP2s?list=PL8ljzf4rEUz8bGL2bmrRBW7EugWn9lt6R

Wakelet Collection of Session Links - https://wke.lt/w/s/Ff_uIu

Speakers
avatar for Daniel Maas

Daniel Maas

Executive Staff Officer, Professional Development, The Alberta Teachers' Association
Danny Maas is an Executive Staff Officer with The Alberta Teachers' Association in the Professional Development program area. He was previously the Manager of Educational Technology with Edmonton Catholic School Division and has supported teacher professional development for the past... Read More →


Friday February 11, 2022 9:00am - 10:00am MST
Virtual Room 31 None
  ATA Sessions, ATA Sessions
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus None
  • Room Details None
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus None
  • Tags English

9:00am MST

***Pre-recorded*** Maker Technology in Your ATA Library
Have you heard about makerspaces or maker technology and wonder what on earth people are talking about? Would you like to get your hands on it to try it out yourself?  In this session, Sandra will explain makerspaces, discuss different types of technology, and how you can borrow kits from the library for free – no matter where you live in the province!

Speakers
avatar for Sandra Anderson

Sandra Anderson

Librarian, ATA
Sandra is a professional librarian who heads the ATA Library. Sandra’s passion is technological innovation and she applies this interest into all aspects of her work. She is an active voice on social media for the ATA Library and has developed web guides for teachers on dozens of... Read More →


Friday February 11, 2022 9:00am - 10:00am MST
Virtual Room 32 None
  ATA Sessions, ATA Sessions
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus None
  • Room Details None
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus None
  • Tags English

9:00am MST

Let’s Talk About Identity, Power and Privilege
Understanding race, racism, privilege and oppression requires concerted effort toward uncovering the daily hierarchies and power structures that surround our complex identities. For educators, promoting social justice is central to our daily work with students. Addressing specific issues such as privilege is difficult and uncomfortable for most people, for a variety of reasons. This workshop will help teachers explore these issues and provide them with ideas for student exercises and activities.

Speakers
AP

Anna-Liza Ponce

Association Instructor, The Alberta Teachers' Association

Chairperson
KS

Kathleen Silverman

Association Instructor, The Alberta Teachers' Association
A gardener, Kathleen works to cultivate learning in diverse environments. In addition to her work as an Association Instructor, she has researched and written professional resources for teachers as a Project Liaison/Consultant for the ATA. She began teaching at Edmonton Public Schools... Read More →


Friday February 11, 2022 9:00am - 10:00am MST
Virtual Room 30 None
  ATA Sessions, Teaching Practices/ Pédagogie
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus None
  • Room Details None
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus None
  • Tags English

9:00am MST

Improve Performance & Attitudes with Movement
Moving the body is good not only for physical health, but mental, spiritual and emotional health as well. Great tools for your personal well-being, as well as for improving student performance. Come experience creative, expressive movement that’s safe, easy to do and offers many benefits. Learn The BrainDance (a technique to help students improve performance, focus and co-ordination), the principles of Nia, and more in this fun session with Tina Thrussell, the Feel Good Lady. Note: This session includes dance-based movement, so dress comfortably (in layers) and bring a water bottle.

Speakers
avatar for Tina Thrussell

Tina Thrussell

Facilitator, Best U Can B Inc
Tina Thrussell has been facilitating impactful, interactive, personal expansion experiences for more than 16 years. Her light-hearted energy and contagious enthusiasm have contributed to her reputation as The Feel Good Lady. This deep lover of life has inspired thousands of people... Read More →


Friday February 11, 2022 9:00am - 10:00am MST
Pre-Recorded Room D None
  Beginning Teachers, Teaching Practices/ Pédagogie
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus K-6
  • Room Details None
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus K-6
  • Tags English

9:00am MST

Indigenous Reconciliation Finding Common Ground Through Dialogue (Recording available until April 1, 2022)
While working for the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls, Waneek Horn-Miller knew process was just as important as results. The inquiry sought to expose the underlying causes of violence in this country—and make recommendations to eliminate them—in a timely, organized fashion. But this had to be balanced with the emotional needs of participants—their deep need to be heard, validated, and humanized. In other words, it needed to grant victims, and their families, the opportunity to heal. In this keynote, Horn-Miller unpacks the hard but necessary work ahead of us if we want to escape our history of conflict and move to a place of shared understanding. If we embrace the true spirit of reconciliation, we need to make it a way of life—a cornerstone of how we proceed as a multicultural society—and not just a destination. To Horn-Miller, this takes listening, and dialogue; it means extending empathy to those with different outlooks, and not shying away from debate; it means solutions-based thinking rooted in our shared aspirations. But if we can do this, we can do something unique in this country. And we can embrace what reconciliation is all about—a way of addressing wrongs, living in harmony, and healing for those who need it most.

Speakers
avatar for Waneek Horn-Miller

Waneek Horn-Miller

Similar to the arduous process of making wampum beads, the journey of that Waneek Horn Miller doesn’t begin and end with being a Olympic Water Polo athlete. A Mohawk from the Kahnawake Mohawk Territory near Montreal, Waneek was behind the lines during the Oka crisis in 1990 when... Read More →

Chairperson

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

9:00am MST

My Compass: The First Step and How I found my Way In this Mess (Recording available until April 1, 2022)
Armand Doucet, one of the world’s most respected and recognized teachers, will share his personal journey on how he found himself as person, dad, and teacher during this pandemic. With truth, candor, comedy, and reflection, he will inspire you to look beyond what is currently happening to honour who you are, what you need, and be the teacher you want to be for your students. Armand Doucet, au début de ses vingtaine, était un entraîneur primé, au milieu de ses trentaines, un éducateur, un entrepreneur social et un professionnel des affaires primé. Depuis ce temps, il est devenu l’un des éducateurs, leaders, conférenciers et auteurs les plus reconnus et les plus recherchés en éducation mondialement pour sa perspective visionnaire, son innovation pionnière en classe et sa capacité à combler les lacunes en matière d’éducation à travers des systèmes. Son travail a été traduit en plusieurs langues et a été publié dans diverses publications telles que Forbes, TES, The Washington Post, et bien d’autres. Il s’est imposé comme un atout clé dans l’éducation en parlant et en collaborant virtuellement ou face à face dans plus de 100 pays contribuant à UNESCO, Education International, OCDE, Fondation Jack Ma, Curiosity: A.I. in Education Summit et bien d’autres. Reconnu pour ses compétences supérieures en matière de réseautage et de motivation, il est un triathlète Ironman à 2 fois et un père de famille passionné.

Speakers
avatar for Armand Doucet

Armand Doucet

Armand Doucet in his early 20s was an award winning coach, by his mid-30s, a seasoned international award-winning Educator, Social-Entrepreneur and Business Professional. Since that time, he has become one of education's most recognized and sought-after educator, leader, speaker... Read More →

Chairperson
avatar for Cindy Christou

Cindy Christou

Program Chair, NCTCA


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

9:00am MST

The power of the group: What can teachers and administrators learn from guppies & cockroaches? (Recording available until April 1, 2022)
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.

Speakers
avatar for Dan Riskin

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 →

Chairperson
avatar for Pam Arnason

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
  • Grade Focus None
  • Room Details None
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus None
  • Tags English

9:00am MST

Boîte à outils pour le personnel enseignants sur les langues officielles
Le Commissariat aux langues officielles offre une vaste gamme de ressources destinées aux personnel enseignant, aux parents et aux jeunes canadiens. Des outils pédagogiques ludiques et sources d’information utiles vous serons présentés. Cette présentation vous permettra d’animer des jeux et des conversations avec vos étudiants sur les thèmes suivants : questions identitaires et langagières, diversité culturelle, assimilation, dualité linguistique, avantages du bilinguisme, Charte des droits et libertés et Loi sur les langues officielles

Speakers
avatar for Frederic Nolet

Frederic Nolet

/Second Languages, Office of the Commissioner of Official Languages / Commissariat aux langues officielles
Frédéric Nolet is a Senior Regional Engagement Agent for the Office of the Commissioner of Official Languages based in Edmonton. The regional office covers Alberta, British Columbia, the Northwest Territories and the Yukon. Before joining the Office of the Commissioner of Official... Read More →


Friday February 11, 2022 9:00am - 10:00am MST
Virtual Room 06 None
  Francais, Second Languages / Langues Secondes
  • Language of Presentation French
  • Grade Focus 7-12
  • Room Details None
  • Language of Presentation French
  • Grade Focus 44902
  • Tags French

9:00am MST

Self Harm - A Community Approach
Deliberate Self-Injury continues to be a major issues among adolescents and children. With the stress and anxiety resulting from the pandemic, incidents have increased dramatically, while many parents and teachers still struggle to understand the reasoning behind these actions. This session will explore myths that exist about self-harm, barriers to seeking help and how to address the issue from a community standpoint. By working with students, staff and parents the hope is to find ways to reduce the occurence of this negative coping strategy.

Speakers
KC

Kris Christianson

Teacher/Counsellor, Holy Trinity High School
Kris Christianson is currently the Guidance Counsellor at Holy Trinity High School in Edmonton. He has been a teacher for 17 years and a counsellor for the past 7. Kris has presented on a variety of topics in both mental health and drama at a local, district and provincial level... Read More →


Friday February 11, 2022 9:00am - 10:00am MST
Virtual Room 08 None
  Guidance / Counselling, Health - CALM / Santé
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus 7-12
  • Room Details None
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus 44902
  • Tags English

9:00am MST

***Pre-recorded*** Unpacking trauma in order to support students and teachers
Students are carrying the burden of trauma and ongoing stress from home, demands, peer, loss, restrictions, and marginalization sources. Let’s help them unpack this unyielding weight by learning more about trauma informed strategies. Strategies to be woven into the classroom for underdeveloped neural pathways, emotional regulation, and interpersonal connections will be provided. Resources to help teachers better understand the developmental, emotional, and social challenges will be shared.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Noëlla Piquette

Dr. Noëlla Piquette

/Unpacking Trauma, University of Lethbridge
Dr. Noëlla Piquette is an Associate Professor with the Faculty of Education at the University of Lethbridge. She teaches predominately in Educational Psychology and Counselling Psychology with her teaching and research interest areas concentrating on supporting marginalized populations... Read More →


Friday February 11, 2022 9:00am - 10:00am MST
Pre-Recorded Room A None
  Inclusive Education / Éducation Inclusive, Teaching Practices/ Pédagogie
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus K-6
  • Room Details None
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus K-6
  • Tags English

9:00am MST

***Pre-recorded*** Make Your Own Tipi
Join an interactive cultural learning experience that will support your understanding of the traditional use and teachings of the Tipi. Join Elder Phillip Campiou, as we share in learning about the tipi and creating your own miniature tipi. We will share stories of the past and understand how these stories provide insight for us in the present moment. Learn some history of the tipi, both Cree and Blackfoot, and how you can incorporate this learning into your classroom and your daily life.

Speakers
avatar for Phillip Campiou

Phillip Campiou

Knowledge Keeper, Elder
Phillip Campiou is a Traditional Woodland Cree who is originally from Driftpile First Nation, Alberta. He now resides in the Enoch area. As a young man, his father taught Phillip how to be self-sufficient and live off the land. Inherent in these teachings was an unwavering respect... Read More →


Friday February 11, 2022 9:00am - 10:00am MST
Pre-Recorded Room E None
  Indigenous Education, Fine Arts-Arts
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus 4-6
  • Room Details None
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus 44716
  • Tags English

9:00am MST

Micro-Film Studies
Too often, we spend long stretches of time watching feature films, only to have students discuss the film for a few minutes, and frequently with little demonstration of understanding or critical thinking. What if, instead, we flipped the time investment? Spend only a little time watching films (or portions of films) and dig deeply? This will be a “hands-on” introduction to the concept of “micro-film studies”. We’ll watch very short portions of larger works - sometimes only a few seconds in length - and use these to delve deeply into how film creates meaning through editing structure, framing, sound, etc. We will begin with a short overview of film language, then jump in to various short clips. All resources will be shared after the session.

Speakers
avatar for Shane Lawrence

Shane Lawrence

Shane has been teaching Film Studies for the past 7 years at the junior and senior high levels. Along the way, he's also taught ELA, Digital Media, Photography, and Art. He has a true passion for helping students to understand the nuts and bolts of filmmaking and analysis. It is his... Read More →


Friday February 11, 2022 9:00am - 10:00am MST
Virtual Room 19 None
  Language Arts / Arts Langagier, Career & Technology Studies
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus 7-12
  • Room Details None
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus 44902
  • Tags English

9:00am MST

***CANCELLED*** Thinking about Thinking: Metacognition in the Math Classroom
Metacognition is the awareness of one’s own thought processes, and the understanding of the patterns behind those thought processes. As educators, we can gain a vast insight into how we can better help students understand both fundamental and difficult math concepts by examining and reflecting on our own thought processes, and by teaching students to do the same. Join me as I discuss how a focus on metacognition can change how we approach the introduction of concepts, how we as teachers demonstrate problem solving, as well as help students to understand and focus on how they take in and apply knowledge.

Speakers
MB

Matt Blahun

I spent the first part of my career as the Head of Physics at a comprehensive secondary school outside of London, England where I worked to develop the school's A-level physics program. Since my return to Alberta, I have been teaching senior high Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics... Read More →


Friday February 11, 2022 9:00am - 10:00am MST
Virtual Room 11 None
  Math, Teaching Practices/ Pédagogie
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus 7-12
  • Room Details None
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus 44902
  • Tags English

9:00am MST

***Pre-Recorded***What Does Algebra Look Like? Much More Than Moving Numbers and Symbols around!
Algebra classes are often focused on following a memorized procedure that helps students get answers without learning and investigating algebraic relationships. We need to help them learn and trust the math rather than memorize. The hard part about algebra is building the equations. But students are mostly given the equations and are just asked to find an answer. So they miss out on the real study of algebra. Answers are important but they are not the math. The math happens on the way to the answer. In this workshop, teachers will be asked to look at algebra in a very different light by using “jumps” on an open number line. We will use a model and interesting contexts that allow us to talk about much more than the answer. We will look at the big ideas behind algebra and show how kids can both see and show the math rather than just memorize and reproduce a procedure.

Speakers
avatar for Keith Van De Keere

Keith Van De Keere

Numeracy Consultant, Learning Network
Keith Van De Keere believes that when math teaching is focused on deep understanding of the big ideas, students have a better chance of experiencing enduring success, and teachers can better see the natural flow between teaching and assessment. To promote and support this kind of... Read More →


Friday February 11, 2022 9:00am - 10:00am MST
Pre-Recorded Room F None
  Math, Teaching Practices/ Pédagogie
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus 7-9
  • Room Details None
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus 44811
  • Tags English

9:00am MST

Ordinary Things; What Can Be Learned From a Shoe?
What can be learned about a moment in history from a small shoe? Attention grabbing, meaningful, and usable on Monday morning; this session takes a look at a simple shoe and leads participants through a series of questions where meaning is built until a full story begins to emerge. Developed by Paul Salmons and housed within the Centre for Holocaust Education at UCL, this is an incredible lesson that can be taught as it stands, or can be adapted to a number of historical events.

Speakers
avatar for Lindsay Kate Anderson

Lindsay Kate Anderson

Holocaust studies, classroom design
Lindsay is a passionate educator who is entering her 17th year as a teacher. Throughout the years, Lindsay has worked in a variety of school settings including private and public schools. In 2017 Lindsay completed her M.ED through the University of Alberta where she did her research... Read More →


Friday February 11, 2022 9:00am - 10:00am MST
Virtual Room 23 None
  Social Studies / Études sociales, Language Arts / Arts Langagier
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus 7-12
  • Room Details None
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus 44902
  • Tags English

9:00am MST

5 Keys to Building Resilience
Resilience is a buzzword going around, but what does it mean? Can it be built? And what is it made up of? Resilience isn’t about pushing through until you burnout, so how do we build resilience without becoming exhausted? In this workshop we will cover all of that and more so that you learn how to build resilience at home and in the workplace. We share tangible strategies so that you can start building your resilience today, so that you bounce back faster, better, and stronger tomorrow.

Speakers
avatar for Victoria Smith

Victoria Smith

Stress Less Ladies Ltd.
After contracting shingles twice before the age of thirty, Victoria Smith knew she had to recalibrate her relationship to stress. As the founder of Stress Less Ladies Ltd, Victoria helps women to significantly reduce their stress so that they can thrive personally and professionally... Read More →


Friday February 11, 2022 9:00am - 10:00am MST
Virtual Room 25 None
  Teacher Wellness / Bien-être, Beginning Teachers
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus K-6
  • Room Details None
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus K-6
  • Tags English

9:00am MST

It Starts With You And It Starts Now (LIVE SESSION ONLY)
Being effective and at your best requires you look after yourself first. If you don’t, eventually over time you will feel burnt out and exhausted with little energy left for anyone or anything. For many of us, putting ourselves first can be difficult as we feel selfish doing so. It starts with you is about looking after yourself first, to bring back the joy in your life, so you can have a better quality of life and continue to effectively help others. Using a variety of simple techniques I will teach you how to lead a healthier life physically, mentally and emotionally. If not now, then when?

Speakers
avatar for Susan Agrios

Susan Agrios

Agrios Mindfitness
Agrios MINDFITNESS (Mindfulness + Fitness) was born in the connective tissues between health and wellbeing. Susan Agrios changes lives. Online and in person, she teaches fitness, mindfulness and yoga for people and businesses the world over. Before MINDFITNESS, Susan was a K-12 teacher... Read More →


Friday February 11, 2022 9:00am - 10:00am MST
Virtual Room 03 None
  Teacher Wellness / Bien-être, Teacher Wellness / Bien-être
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus 7-12
  • Room Details None
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus 44902
  • Tags English

9:00am MST

2SLGBTQ+ Education and Inclusion
In this workshop participants will explore concepts and terminology regarding gender and sexual diversity. We will look at best practices for teachers to create a safer and more welcoming school for all students as well as strategies for addressing homophobia and transphobia in their classroom. Teachers will also discuss methods for developing allyship skills within their school as well as the community at large.

Speakers
avatar for Alexandra Marshall

Alexandra Marshall

Education Coordinator, 2SLGBTQ+ Education and Inclusion
Alexandra Marshall (she/her) is the Rural Education Coordinator for the Institute for Sexual Minority Studies and Services (ISMSS) at the University of Alberta. She lectures pre-service teachers on creating inclusive classrooms, delivers professional development for in-service teachers... Read More →


Friday February 11, 2022 9:00am - 10:30am MST
Virtual Room 13 None
  Inclusive Education / Éducation Inclusive, Inclusive Education / Éducation Inclusive
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus 7-12
  • Room Details None
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus 44902
  • Tags English

9:00am MST

Your Schoolyard is a Learning Environment for Numeracy, Literacy and Other Subjects - Grades 5 to 8
You’ll explore ways to make student learning meaningful and memorable by using your schoolyard as a learning environment. No matter what subject, the outdoors provides the context to help students make sense of what they are learning. How can you use the outdoors to spark their interest and provide motivation to deepen their learning? We’ll explore outdoor activities that support a variety of subjects that are the building blocks for continued classroom learning. Many teachers use their schoolyard as a learning environment and there will be time to share and learn together. You’ll leave with many activities, ideas and resources you can use right away. This session is best for those teaching grades 5 to 8.

Speakers
avatar for Kathy Worobec

Kathy Worobec

Your Schoolyard is a Learning Environment / Basic Energy Literacy Tests
Kathy Worobec is a Senior Education Advisor with the Alberta Council for Environmental Education. She brings more than 25 years of experience in environmental and energy education programs to this role. Kathy provides strategic guidance for programs and operations and plays a lead... Read More →


Friday February 11, 2022 9:00am - 10:30am MST
Virtual Room 17 None
  Language Arts / Arts Langagier, Math
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus 4-6
  • Room Details None
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus 44716
  • Tags English

9:00am MST

Effective Low-Cost Labs for Physics 20/30
There are many lab experiences mandated in the Alberta Physics 20-30 Program of Studies, 2007. These experiences do not need to use expensive equipment and do not need to involve intricate procedures. The goal of this session is to provide teachers with ideas for over 40 lab experiences spanning Physics 20 and 30, have participants engage in a discussion of program expectations regarding these experiences and how implementing a guided inquiry or open-ended approach enhances student learning. Teachers will also be introduced to various evaluation methods and scoring guides for lab skills that can be implemented in the classroom.

Speakers
KB

Kristian Basaraba

Kristian Basaraba is the founder of the community organization Rad Dads Edmonton, a dedicated father, lead singer in a punk rock cover band, podcast host, semi-retired skateboarder and high school science teacher at Next Step High School in Sherwood Park. He has a Master’s of Science... Read More →
LP

Laura Pankratz

Western Canada Teacher Network Coordinator, Perimeter Institute
Laura Pankratz has been actively interested in helping students be successful for many years. She has been working with the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics for the last 7 years to develop classroom-ready resources that teachers can use for general science and for high... Read More →


Friday February 11, 2022 9:00am - 10:30am MST
Virtual Room 21 None
  Science-sciences, Teaching Practices/ Pédagogie
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus 10-12
  • Room Details None
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus 44905
  • Tags English

9:00am MST

From "Sage on the Stage" to "Guide on the Side"
One of the central goals of education in Alberta is to personalize education for each student. In this workshop I will present how I taught students in my physics, chemistry, science and mathematics classes through a method that I call Structured Independent Learning. The intention of this workshop is to describe how I provided an environment in which students could find their own path through the learning of the course material. In this environment students learned time management and self-responsibility skills, independent and inter-dependent learning skills, and they learned the course material in greater depth. The workshop closes with a discussion of how teachers can shift from being a Sage on the Stage to being a Guide on the Side in their own practice.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Ron Licht

Dr. Ron Licht

Dr. Ron Licht was a senior high school science and mathematics teacher with the Calgary Board of Education for 25 years before retiring in 2016. Ron has a BSc in geophysics, a BEd in secondary science, an MSc in science education, and he earned a PhD through his research on the lived... Read More →


Friday February 11, 2022 9:00am - 10:30am MST
Virtual Room 28 None
  Teaching Practices/ Pédagogie, Science-sciences
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus 7-12
  • Room Details None
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus 44902
  • Tags English

9:00am MST

***Pre-recorded*** Tiny Landscape Painting
Learn the techniques of watercolor landscape painting on a smaller less intimidating scale. If you have not tried painting before, this class is for you! You will learn how to paint 6 small artist trading card size landscapes using a variety of techniques that translate well into larger paintings once you gain some confidence. The last part of the class will be spent creating a tiny folder to store your paintings. Wow yourself and your students with these delightful tiny paintings!

Speakers
avatar for Sally Towers-Sybblis

Sally Towers-Sybblis

Artist
Sally Towers-Sybblis is a full time mixed media artist from Red Deer, Alberta. Her whimsical style of art often incorporates a combination of lettering, watercolor, acrylics or book making. Her work has been featured in various publications including “The Lettering Arts Review... Read More →


Friday February 11, 2022 9:00am - 12:00pm MST
Pre-Recorded Room C None
  Fine Arts-Arts, Teacher Wellness / Bien-être
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus 7-9
  • Room Details None
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus 44811
  • Tags English

9:00am MST

***Pre-recorded*** Zen Inspired Landscapes
Go to your place of creative Zen! Join published artist and calligrapher Sally Towers-Sybblis as she leads you through the techniques to create a visually stunning landscape card and hand painted envelope.Learn how to create elements of the land using simple painting techniques along with Zen inspired drawing. Take your design and turn it into a one of a kind art card. This class is very relaxing and thoroughly creative! Absolutely no experience is required.

Speakers
avatar for Sally Towers-Sybblis

Sally Towers-Sybblis

Artist
Sally Towers-Sybblis is a full time mixed media artist from Red Deer, Alberta. Her whimsical style of art often incorporates a combination of lettering, watercolor, acrylics or book making. Her work has been featured in various publications including “The Lettering Arts Review... Read More →


Friday February 11, 2022 9:00am - 12:00pm MST
Pre-Recorded Room B None
  Fine Arts-Arts, Teacher Wellness / Bien-être
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus 10-12
  • Room Details None
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus 44905
  • Tags English

9:00am MST

Live, Virtual, Music and Rhythm Workshop, (no musical experience required)
Come to the virtual Music & Rhythm workshop. Have fun making music together with “home-grown” instruments from any home. Be ready to sing in four languages, drum with bucket, dance and learn rhythm games to develop teamwork, leadership and stimulate creativity! The workshop and focuses on encouraging cultural awareness, teamwork, collaboration, and creativity. Participants will learn how to make and use home-grown instruments, conduct rhythm games, teach songs in four languages, demonstrate dance moves and body percussion. By using a bucket, sticks, plastic bowls, jars/bags of rice or beans, spoons, or your own drum, participants will acquire the necessary tools to encourage them to explore the intersection of music, rhythm, and community. The workshop culminates with sample improvisational activities that teachers can use to further stimulate children's cognitive development. Malicounda shows teachers how to facilitate music activity and encourage live drumming, dance, songs in four languages, rhythmic games, and stories to create a rich learning environment. Workshop participants will leave with tools and ideas to encourage children to explore their sense of rhythm and celebrate community!

Speakers
avatar for Louise Raymond

Louise Raymond

English and French Music Session/ Music, Malicounda Dance Company
Malicounda’s founder, Louise Raymond, was fortunate to be able to study with master West African dancers and drummers not only in Senegal but also with ex-patriot teachers in Canada and the United States. Louise is extremely grateful and appreciative that she has been able to experience... Read More →

Chairperson

Friday February 11, 2022 9:00am - 12:00pm MST
Virtual Room 09 None
  Music / Musique, Admin / Leadership
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus 4-6
  • Room Details None
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus 44716
  • Tags English

9:30am MST

Formative Assessment Techniques
Are you looking for strategies to use in your classroom that will enhance student learning and provide you valuable feedback about your teaching practice? Formative assessment provides information on what, how much and how well students are learning. This information can guide instructional practice and will benefit all students; however, it will particularly have a positive impact on low-achievers. This would be a valuable session for you because it will introduce you to a range of formative classroom assessment techniques, how to use them, how to analyze the data that they gather, and how to share that data with students. The takeaways from this session are very practical and could be smoothly incorporated into your classroom regardless of teaching situation or teaching style.

Speakers
avatar for Tyler Buchan

Tyler Buchan

Science Assessment and Formative Assessment for Beginning Teachers
Tyler Buchan is a teacher at Salisbury Composite High School in Sherwood Park. He has taught science for over 15 years at schools in Alberta, Burkina Faso and Jamaica. He has degrees in Education and Arts from the University of Alberta and a Masters of Science in Science Education... Read More →


Friday February 11, 2022 9:30am - 10:30am MST
Virtual Room 02 None
  Assessment / Évaluation, Inclusive Education / Éducation Inclusive
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus 7-12
  • Room Details None
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus 44902
  • Tags English

9:30am MST

Burnout & Self-Care: More than Buzzwords
When you hear the term self-care, what goes through your mind? "It doesn't fix anything." "I don't have time." "Who has time for that?" This session will look at practical self-care strategies that can benefit both you and your classroom. While there is a ten billion dollar a year industry that professes being able to offer self-care and in turn "fix" people, many of these products and strategies aren't REAL self-care. As we work through the content of the presentation, participants will create their own self-care plan to help them develop strategies that really work for them. The session will also explore the difference between burnout, compassion fatigue, and vicarious traumatization.

Speakers
avatar for Trish Hrytsak

Trish Hrytsak

Trish is in her 18th year of teaching and has been actively integrating mental health awareness and education into her school's philosophy and practice for the past four years; having completed her Master of Educational Leadership with a focus in Mental Health, her areas of specialty... Read More →

Chairperson

Friday February 11, 2022 9:30am - 11:00am MST
Virtual Room 26 None
  Teacher Wellness / Bien-être, Health - CALM / Santé
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus 7-12
  • Room Details None
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus 44902
  • Tags English

10:00am MST

***Pre-recorded*** Improvised Creative Movement
In this session you will learn the basics of facilitating improvised movement and dance with your students and see first hand how to integrate these exercises into your classroom. This creative movement style can be integrated into performing arts courses like Drama and Musical Theatre classes, as well as the locally developed dance curriculums. You will leave with a toolbox full of exercises and resources ready to lead your students in spontaneous, student developed, creative movement.

Speakers
avatar for Victoria Reid

Victoria Reid

Mrs. Victoria Reid, BEd, BA, is currently a teacher at Archbishop Jordan High School (ABJ) in the department of Fine Arts instructing dance, drama, and musical theatre. She is also the founder and director of the ABJ Dance Collective program. Victoria trained in Fine Arts at the University... Read More →


Friday February 11, 2022 10:00am - 11:00am MST
Pre-Recorded Room D None
  Fine Arts-Arts, Fine Arts-Arts
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus 7-12
  • Room Details None
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus 44902
  • Tags English

10:00am MST

***Pre-recorded*** Photography as a Tool for Developing Observational Skills and Self-Awareness
In an age of phone cameras and photo quantity over quality, an examination of Photography itself can be used to flip the script. Historical photographic practices will be examined for how they can slow us down from quick, thoughtless documentation to intentional, considered observation. “Photo challenges” are opportunities for mindful presence. The work of creating impactful and meaningful photos often begins well before picking up the camera.

Speakers
avatar for Alexis Marie Chute

Alexis Marie Chute

Author, Artist, Filmmaker, Curator, Alexis Marie Productions Inc.
Alexis Marie Chute is an award-winning artist, photographer, filmmaker, gallery curator, and bestselling author. Her books include The 8th Island Trilogy (Above the Star, Below the Moon, Inside the Sun) and memoir Expecting Sunshine: A Journey of Grief, Healing and Pregnancy After... Read More →


Friday February 11, 2022 10:00am - 11:00am MST
Pre-Recorded Room E None
  Fine Arts-Arts, Technology / Technolgie
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus 7-12
  • Room Details None
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus 44902
  • Tags English

10:00am MST

Humane Education: Creating a Caring Classroom
Humane education is an approach to teaching that fosters empathy and compassion for every living thing. Animals, people and the environment are interdependent and interconnected and fostering compassion and respect for animals, can also bolster prosocial behaviours among people and greater reverence for the environment. In this session we will discuss what humane education is, and how it can help foster empathy, respect and kindness to others and the environment. We will look at the benefits (to both students and animals) of including humane education into teaching and offer ideas and examples of how to incorporate it, while meeting curricular objectives. Finally, we will explore the free resources the Alberta SPCA education department has to offer. In this session we will discuss: • What humane education is and why it is important • How including humane education in teaching can foster positive character traits, such as compassion, respect, and kindness in students • Ideas and examples of incorporating humane education into your classroom while meeting curriculum objectives • Resources available to teachers including a free book lending program that helps build literacy while promoting empathy, character education themes, and • Information for teachers related to animals in teaching including classroom pets, the use of animals in science, and more!

Speakers
avatar for Don Seller

Don Seller

Humane Education: Creating a Caring Classroom
Don graduated from the University of Alberta with a Bachelor of Education degree, majoring in Elementary education, minoring in Social Studies. Combining both his passions: education and animals, Don joined the Alberta SPCA in 2017 as their Education Program Manager where he enjoys... Read More →


Friday February 11, 2022 10:00am - 11:00am MST
Virtual Room 18 None
  Language Arts / Arts Langagier, Science-sciences
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus K-3
  • Room Details None
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus K-3
  • Tags English

10:00am MST

***Pre-Recorded***Teaching Integers: No Magic, Just Math
There are a lot of integer ideas that need to be investigated prior to operating with integers. And, many of the procedures we ask kids to use rely on rule following as opposed to number sense being their “rule”. Often the big ideas are ignored or unexplainably hidden from students. They are told a way to get an answer that they are just asked to accept rather than understand Subtraction in particular seems mysterious to many students. How can we give them something more tangible to hang onto? Anything we ask students to do should be able to be explained within a model that shows the math. We will look at a couple of models embedded in Big Ideas that help students to see the math in action. No tricks, just sound math that aligns with the always present and reliable Big Ideas.

Speakers
avatar for Keith Van De Keere

Keith Van De Keere

Numeracy Consultant, Learning Network
Keith Van De Keere believes that when math teaching is focused on deep understanding of the big ideas, students have a better chance of experiencing enduring success, and teachers can better see the natural flow between teaching and assessment. To promote and support this kind of... Read More →


Friday February 11, 2022 10:00am - 11:00am MST
Pre-Recorded Room F None
  Math, Teaching Practices/ Pédagogie
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus 7-9
  • Room Details None
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus 44811
  • Tags English

10:00am MST

ATRF Your Pension Matters (LIVE SESSION ONLY)
ATRF presentations offer a general overview of the Teachers' Pension Plan, providing helpful information about pensionable service and salary, increasing your service, calculating your pension, the application process, your pension options, our website, and our MyPension online tool. In addition to a general overview of the Teachers' Pension Plan, detailed information is also provided about beneficiaries, death benefits, and termination benefits.

Speakers
avatar for ATRF

ATRF

Pension Counsellor, Alberta Teachers' Retirement Fund
A Pension Counsellor with the Alberta Teachers' Retirement Fund. Unable to attend this session? Sign in to your MyPension account at www.atrf.com to register to attend this webinar on Saturday, April 9 at 9 a.m.


Friday February 11, 2022 10:00am - 11:00am MST
Virtual Room 20 None
  Retired Teachers, Retired Teachers
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus K-6
  • Room Details None
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus K-6
  • Tags English

10:00am MST

***Pre-recorded*** The Importance of Storytelling for Science Education: Weird, Funny, Useful.
How killer giant beavers, the debate between the spermists and the ovists, and the cross-curricular story of nylon can help engage students, illuminate the process of science, and incorporate indigenous perspectives into your science practice. This talk will address the importance of storytelling for humanizing scientists and revealing the process of science in science education. I have included some of my favorite stories that can be slipped into science lessons for divisions 2-4 (although high school is my world). Attendees will leave with some stories they likely haven’t heard before, and concrete ideas for using stories to help incorporate indigenous perspectives into their classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Reuben Mahaffy

Reuben Mahaffy

Lessons from the Science Classroom
Reuben Mahaffy is a Chemistry, Biology and General Sciences teacher with Parkland School Division. He loves avoiding his marking pile, especially when he's got some interesting new manipulative he can 3d print or a story he can research!


Friday February 11, 2022 10:00am - 11:00am MST
Pre-Recorded Room A None
  Science-sciences, Beginning Teachers
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus 7-12
  • Room Details None
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus 44902
  • Tags English

10:00am MST

The Great Migration - Interactive Source Based Discovery
Teaching history is always a challenge to middle school students as they find it difficult to connect to the people with their strange clothes and stiff black and white photos. This session will walk you through a series of activities of the Great Migration to Canada where students take on the roles of people and groups who came to Canada at this time. In this unit students are given the opportunity to experience what a migrant from Great Britain and Ireland would have gone through during their journey. This allows them to connect to and experience the struggles, frustrations, misunderstandings, prejudices, etc of this time. Unlike traditional lessons where students take notes and listen to lectures, students are able to learn through interactive source based discovery and this allows for those with different strengths and abilities to access the content in a variety of ways and be a positive contributing member of their class. All student will be able to find success and demonstrate work to their potential. The assessment from this simulation covers many humanities core outcomes. You will walk away with the set of lessons, activities, assessment/projects and more!

Speakers
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Joanna Zakus

Joanna has a BA History and a BEd Secondary Social Studies. She has been teaching primarily social studies and humanities for the last 16 years at the junior high level. Joanna currently is a teacher at a middle school with the Calgary Board of Education. She focuses on interactive... Read More →
avatar for Nicholle Morrison

Nicholle Morrison

Teacher, Calgary Board of Ed.
Nicholle has a BA in General Studies with a minor in Sociology and a BEd from the University of Calgary. She has taught as a generalist in grades five and six for six years and for the past five years has taught Humanities at the grade 7/8 and level. She is currently a Humanities... Read More →


Friday February 11, 2022 10:00am - 11:00am MST
Virtual Room 22 None
  Social Studies / Études sociales, Language Arts / Arts Langagier
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus 7-9
  • Room Details None
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus 44811
  • Tags English

10:00am MST

Two-Spirit Resilience and Resurgence
It is understood through the oral tradition of storytelling that amiskwaciwâskahikan, now known as Edmonton, has been the home to Two Spirit peoples since long before settlers arrived. Colonization, however, had a detrimental effect on the Indigenous communities that lived in these ancestral lands. Join Cheyenne Mihko Kihêw from Edmonton 2 Spirit Society (E2S) in this overview of Two Spirit history and the contemporary resurgence movement. They will share their lived experience as a 2 Spirit person on their journey of cultural reclamation. Cheyenne will also speak about the services and programs available through E2S and offer information on how to support Two Spirit and Indigi-queer students.

Speakers
avatar for Cheyenne Mihko Kihêw

Cheyenne Mihko Kihêw

Community Liaison, Edmonton Two Spirit Society
Cheyenne Mihko Kihêw (they/them) is a Two-Spirit Indigi-queer, born and raised in amiskwacîwâskahikan (Edmonton). Inspired by their own lived experiences with meth addiction and street involvement in their teen years, Cheyenne has dedicated their life to community-based work. They... Read More →

Chairperson

Friday February 11, 2022 10:00am - 11:30am MST
Virtual Room 14 None
  Indigenous Education, Inclusive Education / Éducation Inclusive
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus 7-12
  • Room Details None
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus 44902
  • Tags English

10:00am MST

The Francophone Perspectives in Alberta
Lac la Biche, Brosseau, Beaumont, Trochu, and so on. French is well alive in many parts of Alberta. The 2016 census states that nearly 86,000 Albertans have French as their mother tongue and more than 264,000 residents have a knowledge of French and English. Who are they? What is their heritage? How are they still contributing to the cultural enrichment of Alberta? This workshop invites you to learn about Francophones, their history, their struggles, their successes, as well as the issues that affect them. This workshop will allow teachers to better understand the French-speaking points of view, so they will be able to expose their students to the Francophone perspectives. Resources containing educational material will be available to participants.

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Speakers
avatar for Simon Pagé

Simon Pagé

Association Instructor, ATA
My name is Simon Pagé and I recently retired from teaching, after 32 years in education. I was born in Montréal and have been living in Alberta since 1985. I completed a Bachelor of Education (1988) and a Master of Education (1998) at the University of Alberta. I taught in Francophone... Read More →


Friday February 11, 2022 10:00am - 11:30am MST
Virtual Room 24 None
  Social Studies / Études sociales, Francais
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus K-6
  • Room Details None
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus K-6
  • Tags English

10:15am MST

Mental Health 101
Similar to first aid training, this workshop will give teachers the basic information they need to identify and help students who may be experiencing mental health issues. Lessons learned in this workshop are not confined to the classroom however, and the skills acquired will also help teachers understand the feelings their colleagues, and even themselves, may be experiencing at times. Participants will leave with practical strategies and interventions to promote positive mental health.

Speakers
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Kathleen Silverman

Association Instructor, The Alberta Teachers' Association
A gardener, Kathleen works to cultivate learning in diverse environments. In addition to her work as an Association Instructor, she has researched and written professional resources for teachers as a Project Liaison/Consultant for the ATA. She began teaching at Edmonton Public Schools... Read More →

Chairperson
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Anna-Liza Ponce

Association Instructor, The Alberta Teachers' Association


Friday February 11, 2022 10:15am - 11:15am MST
Virtual Room 30 None
  ATA Sessions, Teacher Wellness / Bien-être
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus None
  • Room Details None
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus None
  • Tags English

10:15am MST

President Schilling: Unplugged
This session will offer the opportunity to meet with President Schilling in a group setting to discuss matters and issues that are of importance to you and your colleagues. The session will open with a few focus questions from President Schilling followed by an opportunity to have open dialogue on topics generated by the discussion.

Speakers
avatar for Jason Schilling

Jason Schilling

President, Alberta Teachers' Association
Jason Schilling was elected president in 2019 following two years of service as vice-president and more than eight years of service as district representative for South West. As vice-president, Schilling chaired the Central Table Bargaining Committee and the Finance Committee, served... Read More →


Friday February 11, 2022 10:15am - 11:15am MST
Virtual Room 31 None
  ATA Sessions, ATA Sessions
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus None
  • Room Details None
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus None
  • Tags English

10:15am MST

Sick Leave
This session covers the definition of sick leave, what is acceptable medical documentation for your school division, what is the effect of an evergreen clause, monitoring board practices, and the  principles of privacy legislation.

Speakers
avatar for Kristine Wilkinson

Kristine Wilkinson

Executive Staff Officer, Collective Bargaining - Teacher Employment Services, The Alberta Teachers Association
Kristine Wilkinson joined the Association’s Teacher Employment Services executive staff in 2021. She holds an Education after-degree from Concordia University and a Masters in Educational Psychology (School Counselling) from the University of Alberta. Prior to joining the Association... Read More →


Friday February 11, 2022 10:15am - 11:15am MST
Virtual Room 32 None
  ATA Sessions, ATA Sessions
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus None
  • Room Details None
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus None
  • Tags English

10:15am MST

Ma boussole : le premier pas et comment j'ai trouvé ma voie dans ce messe (Recording available until April 1, 2022)
Armand Doucet, l'un des enseignants les plus respectés et reconnus au monde, partagera son parcours personnel sur la façon dont il s'est retrouvé en tant que personne, père et enseignant pendant cette pandémie. Avec vérité, franchise, comédie et réflexion, il vous inspirera à regarder au-delà de ce qui se passe actuellement pour honorer qui vous êtes, ce dont vous avez besoin et être l'enseignant que vous voulez être pour vos élèves.

Speakers
avatar for Armand Doucet

Armand Doucet

Armand Doucet in his early 20s was an award winning coach, by his mid-30s, a seasoned international award-winning Educator, Social-Entrepreneur and Business Professional. Since that time, he has become one of education's most recognized and sought-after educator, leader, speaker... Read More →

Chairperson

Friday February 11, 2022 10:15am - 11:15am MST
Virtual Feature Room A None
  Feature / Conférencier, Teacher Wellness / Bien-être
  • Language of Presentation French
  • Grade Focus None
  • Room Details None
  • Language of Presentation French
  • Grade Focus None
  • Tags French

10:15am MST

Understanding and Managing the Social, Emotional and Traumatic Impacts of a Worldwide Pandemic: Fact (LIVE SESSION ONLY)
Overview No two individuals, families, workplaces or communities are exactly the same. Covid-19 and its variants have demonstrated how broad the range of responses are to the threat of illness and the aftermath of loss. Yet beyond the virus lay the larger social, emotional and traumatic responses to the effects of quarantine and other containment measures. We say in the Traumatic Event Systems Model (TES™) of Crisis and Trauma Response that “high-profile"" trauma does not usually create new dynamics in human systems but instead simply intensifies already existing dynamics in families, workplaces, communities, etc.” Therefore, as exposure to trauma increases, escalated family dynamics, relational dynamics, and social dynamics become evident. At the core of this presentation are insights into the mental health needs that have evolved throughout the pandemic as well as our growing understanding of how to better assess and intervene. These dynamic insights have relevance at all levels of our professional responsibilities ranging from self to systems that we are responsible for. Teaching Points: • Pre-Pandemic Functioning as a Predictor of Symptom Development (Open versus Closed Systems). • Impact of Media and Social Media (High-Profile Traumatic Events). • The “Trauma Response Continuum” for Individuals and Systems (Stress Response Continuum). • Overfunctioners and Underfunctioners. • Non-Death-Related Loss • Effects of Quarantine: The Impaired “Closeness-Distance Cycle” in Families. • The “Trauma-Violence Continuum” (Dr. Marleen Wong, USC and J. Kevin Cameron). • Words are Powerful: The Strategic Use of language. • Reasonable Expectations of Self and Systems. • The Essential and Universal Element for Recovery from Trauma. • Assessing Self and Others: BASIC-IR™.

Speakers
avatar for Patrick Rivard

Patrick Rivard

"With over twenty years of leadership experience in the fields of education and human services, Patrick (Pat) is uniquely qualified to lead communities and organizations in understanding the traumatic impact of a pandemic. Pat brings wealth of experience to the North American Centre... Read More →

Chairperson

Friday February 11, 2022 10:15am - 11:45am MST
Virtual Room 08 None
  Feature / Conférencier, Teacher Wellness / Bien-être
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus None
  • Room Details None
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus None
  • Tags English

10:30am MST

One Teacher Away | How one educator changed my life (LIVE SESSION ONLY)
Thanks to an educator - Micheal Loudfoot - Sam was taught a lesson that transformed his life. Every educator has the opportunity to do the same within their practice. In this program, Sam shares what Mike did that made him personally invest in his lessons and leadership. You will leave this program feeling inspired and reminded about why you started teaching years ago.

Speakers
avatar for Sam Demma

Sam Demma

Sam Demma Enterprises
At 22 years old, entrepreneur, and keynote speaker Sam Demma doesn’t let his age define his drive or credibility. His goal is to provide people of all ages with the tools and strategies they need to become change-makers in their schools, businesses, communities, and in the lives... Read More →


Friday February 11, 2022 10:30am - 11:30am MST
Virtual Room 01 None
  Admin / Leadership, Beginning Teachers
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus 10-12
  • Room Details None
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus 44905
  • Tags English

10:30am MST

Teaching For Tomorrow’s Workplace
What exactly is engineering? What are we talking about when we use the word 'geoscience'? How can teachers prepare their students to succeed in these careers? This session will introduce you to the worlds of engineering and geoscience through hands-on activities and demonstrations, and show you what a career in these fields could look like. We will share tips & tricks for teaching these topics in your classroom, making curriculum connections to what your students are already learning, and helping to prepare your students with the skills necessary to excel in these fields.

Speakers
avatar for Alissa Boyle

Alissa Boyle

/Science, The Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA)
As the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta’s (APEGA) Outreach Manager, Alissa Boyle, oversees the association’s kindergarten to grade 12 and university outreach programs. She also works closely with the Women in APEGA Advisory Group to address key... Read More →
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Keely McPhee

Outreach Coordinator, The Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA)
Keely holds a Bachelor of Science with a major in Earth and Atmospheric Science, and a minor in Psychology. She has completed certificates in Innovative Thinking and Positive Education. Prior to joining APEGA, Keely was the Camp & Workshop Coordinator and Associate Director of DiscoverE... Read More →
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Elizabeth Tate

With a Bachelor of Education majoring in General Science and a minor in English, Elizabeth is passionate about learning and helping others develop a deeper appreciation of the many fields in STEM. Elizabeth was educator for the Edmonton Public School Division for 5 years, teaching... Read More →


Friday February 11, 2022 10:30am - 11:30am MST
Virtual Room 27 None
  Career & Technology Studies, Science-sciences
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus 7-12
  • Room Details None
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus 44902
  • Tags English

10:30am MST

L'intégration des technologies dans la classe de langue (7-12) (LIVE SESSION ONLY)
Comment mettre les technologies au service de son enseignement dans sa classe de langue? Transformer sa planification, intégrer les technologies et les ancrer à sa pratique. Venez explorer des idées pour développer l'écriture, la lecture et la compétence orale de vos élèves en français/anglais langue première/seconde. Post-pandémie: quelles sont nos attentes envers la technologie et que pouvons-nous réutiliser dans la classe de langue en présentiel?

Speakers
avatar for Anne-Sophie Belisle

Anne-Sophie Belisle

Enseignante de 7e. Français langue maternelle. École Joseph-Moreau, Conseil scolaire Centre-Nord. Diplôme d'études collégiales en langues Baccalauréat en enseignement du français langue maternelle Maîtrise en didactique des langues (en cours)


Friday February 11, 2022 10:30am - 11:30am MST
Virtual Room 06 None
  Francais, Technology / Technolgie
  • Language of Presentation French
  • Grade Focus 7-12
  • Room Details None
  • Language of Presentation French
  • Grade Focus 44902
  • Tags French

10:30am MST

Become Legendary with the NEW Mini Legends Program
Brought to you by Athletics Alberta, the Mini Legends Program (MLP) supports the development of physical literacy and much more! Come prepared to move while learning about this safe and inclusive program that focuses on fundamental movement skills, social connections, cognitive development and emotional skills. With this K-6 program, PE has never been easier! Learn about our Plug & Play Videos and Teacher Resources, Coach-Facilitated Lessons, FREE Virtual Lightning Bolts, and Mini Legends Games.

Speakers
avatar for Tracy Lockwood

Tracy Lockwood

Physical Education
Tracy is a K-12 Physical Education specialist with a Bachelor of Education from the University of Alberta and a Masters Degree in Educational Leadership from the University of Portland. After 15 years in the classroom both locally and internationally, Tracy served for 10 years as... Read More →
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Cheryl Lowery

Race director, Athletics Alberta
I’ve been a race director of running races and triathlon for over 20 years. Prior to that I was a coach and trainer specializing in learn to run and beginner triathlon. I have coached many adult and youth learn to run programs over the years.R-series is bringing that concept to... Read More →


Friday February 11, 2022 10:30am - 11:30am MST
Virtual Room 19 None
  Physical Education / Éducation Physique, Teaching Practices/ Pédagogie
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus K-6
  • Room Details None
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus K-6
  • Tags English

10:30am MST

Holocaust Studies- A Year in & Lessons Learned
This session is a follow-up to Lindsay's 2021 session. Together we will explore the LDC- Holocaust Studies developed in 2020 in collaboration between Foothills School Division and the Calgary Jewish Federation. As primary writer, Lindsay will walk teachers through the three levels of the course and share the experiences and resources used during the first year of implementation. Time will be spent on the curriculum of the LDC, hands-on resources and feedback, and group discussion.

Speakers
avatar for Lindsay Kate Anderson

Lindsay Kate Anderson

Holocaust studies, classroom design
Lindsay is a passionate educator who is entering her 17th year as a teacher. Throughout the years, Lindsay has worked in a variety of school settings including private and public schools. In 2017 Lindsay completed her M.ED through the University of Alberta where she did her research... Read More →


Friday February 11, 2022 10:30am - 11:30am MST
Virtual Room 23 None
  Social Studies / Études sociales, Teaching Practices/ Pédagogie
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus 10-12
  • Room Details None
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus 44905
  • Tags English

10:30am MST

On the Brink of Burnout
Burnout - a state of being emotionally, physically and psychologically exhausted. We know it well, even though it shows up a little differently for each one of us. As teachers, what do we actually do about it? In this workshop we share three sure-fire strategies to help you manage your stress and come back from the brink of burnout. This is an interactive workshop, so make sure to come prepared with pen and paper. You're going to learn why you're physically holding your stress throughout the day

Speakers
avatar for Victoria Smith

Victoria Smith

Stress Less Ladies Ltd.
After contracting shingles twice before the age of thirty, Victoria Smith knew she had to recalibrate her relationship to stress. As the founder of Stress Less Ladies Ltd, Victoria helps women to significantly reduce their stress so that they can thrive personally and professionally... Read More →


Friday February 11, 2022 10:30am - 11:30am MST
Virtual Room 25 None
  Teacher Wellness / Bien-être, Feature / Conférencier
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus K-6
  • Room Details None
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus K-6
  • Tags English

10:30am MST

Executive Function Support in the Classroom
Supporting Executive Functions Deficits (ADHD) in the Classroom This presentation looks at how the 6 most common executive functions (activation, focus, effort, emotion memory and action) Brown (2012), are programed for in the classroom. The presentation will offer strategies on how to mange executive function deficits in the classroom and how to incorporate these strategies into your lessons.

Speakers
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Les Redick

Teacher & Director of Student Services, North Point School
For over 35 years I have taught ADHD and LD students from grades 4 through 12. In addition to my professional experience, I have personal experience as my son, daughter and I have ADHD. This combination of professional and personal experience has given me an excellent perspective... Read More →


Friday February 11, 2022 10:30am - 12:00pm MST
Virtual Room 03 None
  Differentiated Instruction / Différenciation, Inclusive Education / Éducation Inclusive
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus 7-12
  • Room Details None
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus 44902
  • Tags English

10:30am MST

Students with Scars: Understanding Self Injury
The reality of the pain and struggles that many of our students experience is becoming more apparent, and unfortunately the coping strategy of "self-harm" is becoming more common. There is a lot of fear, misunderstanding, myth, judgement and confusion surrounding why and how students self-injure and we are left wondering how best to react (or not?) and support them as they cope. This session will provide some insight into the reasons students self-harm, the various forms this behavior can take, and the best strategies for prevention and support through both their physical and emotional healing.

Speakers
avatar for Ariel Haubrich

Ariel Haubrich

Consultant/ Trainer/ Private Practitioner, Mental Wellness
Ariel Haubrich works in school & community mental health as a counsellor and program manager, and also as a consultant, presenter and private practitioner with government, businesses, teams and individuals working toward personal and organizational development. She is a Certified... Read More →


Friday February 11, 2022 10:30am - 12:00pm MST
Virtual Room 10 None
  Guidance / Counselling, Health - CALM / Santé
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus 7-12
  • Room Details None
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus 44902
  • Tags English

10:30am MST

Exploring Sustainability Through an Indigenous Lens - Getting Started with Elementary Students
In this interactive workshop designed specifically for elementary teachers, explore the concept of sustainability and our relationship to the natural world through both Eurocentric and Indigenous lenses. Gain confidence that you don’t need to be an expert to start your journey into Indigenous knowledge systems and pedagogies but rather, an open mind and heart and a willingness to explore new ideas with your students. Drawing on authentic resources, learn how you can weave Indigenous perspectives into your everyday teaching in a way that engages the cognitive, physical, emotional and spiritual self and fosters deep learning around the notion of sustainability. If these ideas sound intriguing but also fill you with trepidation, this workshop is for you!

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Marie Tremblay

Dr. Marie Tremblay

Alberta Council for Environmental Education / French
Dr. Marie Tremblay joined the Alberta Council for Environmental Education in 2018 as senior education advisor, bringing to her role a dual passion for education and the environment. With university degrees in engineering, education, environmental design (Master's) and ecology (PhD... Read More →
avatar for Donna Ross

Donna Ross

Donna Ross is an Indigenous educator with 30 years of experience in Alberta working with Indigenous communities, providing professional consulting, and supporting schools with Indigenous Knowledge Systems. Donna brings passion and deep knowledge of First Nations, Métis, and Inuit... Read More →


Friday February 11, 2022 10:30am - 12:00pm MST
Virtual Room 12 None
  Indigenous Education, Teaching Practices/ Pédagogie
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus K-6
  • Room Details None
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus K-6
  • Tags English

10:45am MST

Lance Cardinal - CANCELLED!!!!
This session has been cancelled.

Speakers
avatar for Lance Cardinal

Lance Cardinal

Lance Cardinal is an Innovative thinker with a unique eye for the fantastical. He loves to bring “Big Ideas” from dream, to reality. His work has spanned over 25 years and is influenced by contemporary pop culture and traditional Cree ideals. His range of creative skills and Northern... Read More →

Chairperson
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Carolyn Korolischuk

exhibits director, NCTCA


Friday February 11, 2022 10:45am - 11:45am MST
Virtual Feature Room B None
  Feature / Conférencier, Teacher Wellness / Bien-être
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus None
  • Room Details None
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus None
  • Tags English

11:00am MST

What they know can hurt them: How grades interfere with learning and what you can do about it
Summative grades can interfere with the very learning they are supposed to represent. Find out how and what you can do to ensure learning, and not the number, is the focus. With the popularity of student information systems that provide continual access to student grades, secondary teachers need to be aware of the five ways a summative grade can interfere with student learning, engagement and motivation. Strategies will be presented on how to include the student as an active particpant in the assessment process so they may engage with feedback where learning becomes the focus instead of grade acquisition.

Speakers
avatar for Shelly Cloke

Shelly Cloke

I currently teach grade 8 Language Arts and Social Studies in Drayton Valley and have recently (finally!) finished my Master's Degree specializing in Instructional Leadership and the Neuroscience of Learning. Formerly a high school principal and vice principal, I have 28 years experience... Read More →

Chairperson

Friday February 11, 2022 11:00am - 12:00pm MST
Virtual Room 02 None
  Assessment / Évaluation, Teaching Practices/ Pédagogie
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus 7-12
  • Room Details None
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus 44902
  • Tags English

11:00am MST

Canada’s Food Guide in Action! An Overview of Brand New Programs for Junior High Foods & Health (LIVE SESSION ONLY)
Making Canada’s Food Guide (CFG) relevant and engaging for junior high students is possible! Our new, free junior high programs can help you do exactly that. We are excited to share two programs with you in this session: • CTF Foods: DIY Meals and Snacks • Health: Food for Me Both programs are designed for junior high students to explore CFG by creating meals and snacks using a variety of foods. Using fun and colorful videos and activities, students will practice creating meals and snacks that feature foods from the CFG Plate, explore the benefits of variety, examine what factors influence food choices, and culminate their learning with an engaging final challenge. Teach Nutrition resources are developed by the Registered Dietitians at Dairy Farmers of Canada. See them all at teachnutrition.ca

Speakers
avatar for Jaclyn Chute

Jaclyn Chute

Registered Dietitian, Dairy Farmers of Canada
Jaclyn is a Registered Dietitian at Dairy Farmers of Canada. She is passionate about helping others cultivate a healthy relationship with food and themselves. She enjoys finding creative ways to share the message that eating can be nourishing and satisfying. Observing her two young... Read More →


Friday February 11, 2022 11:00am - 12:00pm MST
Virtual Room 28 None
  Career & Technology Studies, Health - CALM / Santé
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus 7-9
  • Room Details None
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus 44811
  • Tags English

11:00am MST

***Pre-recorded*** Drama Warm Ups You've Never Heard Of
Are you tired of the same old drama games? Sick of Park Bench and Charades? Need a revitalization in your drama class? In this session you will learn many NEW out of the box drama games, exercises, warm ups that you (most likely) have never heard of! We will introduce and showcase real students playing a wide range of activities, which are appropriate for all grade levels, from Elementary to High school, that focus on improv, scene work, energy and trust.

Speakers
avatar for Victoria Reid

Victoria Reid

Mrs. Victoria Reid, BEd, BA, is currently a teacher at Archbishop Jordan High School (ABJ) in the department of Fine Arts instructing dance, drama, and musical theatre. She is also the founder and director of the ABJ Dance Collective program. Victoria trained in Fine Arts at the University... Read More →
avatar for Chandra Moir

Chandra Moir

Harry Collinge High School
Chandra Moir holds a Bachelor of Education and Bachelor of Arts with a Drama Major from the University of Alberta. She has been teaching for five years, and for the past four she has been the head of the Drama Department at Harry Collinge High School in Hinton. She has taught a wide... Read More →


Friday February 11, 2022 11:00am - 12:00pm MST
Pre-Recorded Room D None
  Fine Arts-Arts, Physical Education / Éducation Physique
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus 7-12
  • Room Details None
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus 44902
  • Tags English

11:00am MST

Tipi Teachings and Balanced Living
Join an interactive cultural learning experience that will support your understanding of the traditional use and teachings of the Tipi. Join Elder Phillip Campiou, from Treaty 8, as we share in the setting up of a full size tipi. We will share stories of the past and understand how these stories provide insight for us in the present moment. Learn some history of the tipi, both Cree and Blackfoot, and how you can incorporate this learning into your classroom and your daily life.

Speakers
avatar for Phillip Campiou

Phillip Campiou

Knowledge Keeper, Elder
Phillip Campiou is a Traditional Woodland Cree who is originally from Driftpile First Nation, Alberta. He now resides in the Enoch area. As a young man, his father taught Phillip how to be self-sufficient and live off the land. Inherent in these teachings was an unwavering respect... Read More →


Friday February 11, 2022 11:00am - 12:00pm MST
Virtual Room 15 None
  Indigenous Education, Health - CALM / Santé
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus K-6
  • Room Details None
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus K-6
  • Tags English

11:00am MST

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