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February 23, 2017

A 01, 8:30 am -10:00 am, Main Gym
  Promoting Resilience in Childhood
Speaker: Dr. Alex Russell
Session Host: Rod Lowry - SWATCA President
Curriculum Focus: Math, Language Arts, Social Studies, Science, Physical Education, Special Education, Fine Arts, Second Language
Grade Level: DIV I, DIV II, DIV III, DIV IV,
Topic: Dr. Alex Russell is a clinical psychologist who helps children develop resilience and their own personal relationship with school and achievement. At the heart of his message—and his book, Drop The Worry Ball—is that children learn by experiencing non-catastrophic, painful failure, and it is through the process of these failures that they mature into resilient, resourceful and emotionally balanced individuals.
AB 01, 9:30am - 11:30am, 3:00pm - 4:30pm, W470
  U of L High School Honour Band
Speaker: Chee Meng Low and Gillian MacKay
Session Host: Ken Rogers
Curriculum Focus: Fine Arts, Other
Grade Level: DIV I, DIV II, DIV III, DIV IV,
Topic: Based on the recommendation from their school band teacher, a group of talented students are to gather and to rehearse under the direction of the guest conductor, Gillian MacKay. Come watch and discuss rehearsal techniques.
B 01, 10:30 am - 12:00 pm, PE 250
  Eva Olsson - Hope and Resilience
Speaker: Eva Olsson
Session Host: Debra Glaister
Curriculum Focus: Social Studies,
Grade Level: DIV I, DIV II, DIV III, DIV IV,
Topic: As a young adult, Eva experienced the horrors of the Holocaust. Today Eva shares her message of hope while challenging her audience to not be a bystander to injustice, through the lens of her life experiences.
B 02, 10:30am - 12:00pm, B 515
  Building a Learning Commons with the Online Reference Centre
Speaker: Danelle Oosterveld
Session Host: Tina Delinte
Curriculum Focus: Other
Grade Level: DIV III, DIV IV,
Topic: Support your learning commons programming with this fully funded $1.75million collection of reliable, curricular-aligned, authoritative digital resources. This collection provides schools with support to move from library to learning commons.
B 03, 10:30am - 12:00pm, PE 255
  Sensory Processing Through Yoga & Mindfulness
Speaker: Donna Freeman
Session Host: Cori Francis
Curriculum Focus: Special Education,
Grade Level: DIV I, DIV II, DIV III,
Topic: Yoga & Mindfulness tools and tips for sensory processing to increase calm, focus and self-regulation for all students
B 04, 10:30am - 12:00pm, PE 261
  10 Outstanding Ways to Involve your Students in Assessment
Speaker: AAC Facilitator
Session Host: Alicia Tinney
Curriculum Focus: Other
Grade Level: DIV I, DIV II, DIV III, DIV IV,
Topic: In this hands-on workshop, experience 10 great techniques for developing an Assessment for Learning partnership with your students.
B 05, 10:30am - 12:00pm, AH 117
  Mentoring in Schools - An Evidence-Based Strategy to Improve Student Connectedness
Speaker: Caroline Missal
Session Host: Theresa Chruscinski-Demory
Curriculum Focus: Other
Grade Level: DIV I, DIV II, DIV III, DIV IV,
Topic: This session will look at mentoring in schools as an effective support for our vulnerable students.
B 06, 10:30am - 12:00pm, AH 175
  Whos in Charge? Executive Functioning
Speaker: Tanya Keto
Session Host: Shantel Mohrmann
Curriculum Focus: Special Education,
Grade Level: DIV I, DIV II, DIV III,
Topic: Tanya Keto will share the work of neurologist and teacher, Dr. Judy Willis, with a focus on brain based strategies that teachers can use to increase student engagement, motivation, and self-management. This workshop will also increase educators confident in how to model executive functioning strategies in their daily lessons.
B 07, 10:30am - 12:00pm, L 1060
  When Fingers meet Folding Fractions Make Sense
Speaker: Geri Lorway
Session Host: Carol D Wolsey
Curriculum Focus: Math, Language Arts,
Grade Level: DIV II, DIV III,
Topic: In this interactive and entertaining session, participants will find themselves amused & amazed at how interesting fractions really are. Why aren't we teaching this to kids?
B 08, 10:30am - 12:00pm, TH 204
  Number Sense 101
Speaker: Jay Bright and Amanda Thomson
Session Host: Michelle Miller
Curriculum Focus: Math,
Grade Level: DIV I,
Topic: Tired of your students always reverting to counting? Come learn more about the importance of Number Sense through the lens of cognitively guided instruction. (Grade 1-2)
B 09, 10:30am - 12:00pm, L 1170G
  PRISM: Professionals Respecting Individual Sexual (and Gender) Minorities
Speaker: Francoise Ruban
Session Host: Deanna Smith
Curriculum Focus: Math, Language Arts, Social Studies, Science, Physical Education, Special Education, Fine Arts, Second Language
Grade Level: DIV I, DIV II, DIV III, DIV IV,
Topic: This presentation supports school leaders and teachers to understand the issues of gender and sexual minority individuals, develop strategies to build an inclusive school community (elementary and secondary) and establish and support the operation of a gay-straight alliance upon student request.
B 10, 10:30am - 12:00pm, TH 141
  What You Need to Know About the New Quality Standards
Speaker: Mark Yurick
Session Host: Aaron Fitchett
Curriculum Focus: Math, Language Arts, Social Studies, Science, Physical Education, Special Education, Fine Arts, Second Language
Grade Level: DIV I, DIV II, DIV III, DIV IV,
Topic: In this session you’ll explore the competencies and indicators of the new Teaching and School Leadership standards with a keen eye to how they can be met and implemented.
B 11, 10:30am - 12:00pm, TH 143
  Administrators—Questions School Principals Ask Member Services
Speaker: Ian Stewardson
Session Host: David Nussbaumer
Curriculum Focus: Math, Language Arts, Social Studies, Science, Physical Education, Special Education, Fine Arts, Second Language
Grade Level: DIV I, DIV II, DIV III, DIV IV,
Topic: This session covers a variety of issues on which school administrators have sought advice from Member Services.
B 12, 10:30am - 12:00pm, AH 147
B 13, 10:30am - 12:00pm, L1170A
  True Animal Stories For Kids and Grownups - Grade 1, 2 & 3
Speaker: Jim Asplund
Session Host: Hayley Platz
Curriculum Focus: Language Arts, Social Studies, Science,
Grade Level: DIV I, DIV II,
Topic: Jim will lead teachers in a workshop, reading the stories aloud, talking about them and how they relate to the curriculum in ELA, SS, Science and Art.
B 14, 10:30am - 12:00pm, AH 176
  Creativity Works: Engaging Creative Teaching and Learning
Speaker: Dan Grassick
Session Host: Ruby Tailfeathers
Curriculum Focus: Math, Language Arts, Social Studies, Science, Physical Education, Special Education, Fine Arts, Second Language
Grade Level: DIV I, DIV II, DIV III, DIV IV,
Topic: Participants in this interactive workshop will tap into their own creative sensibilities to reflect on creativity as a concepts and develop strategies to engage students.
B 15, 10:30am - 12:00pm, M 1040
  Let The Sparks Fly
Speaker: Barry Edgar
Session Host: Cam Shade
Curriculum Focus: Science,
Grade Level: DIV III, DIV IV,
Topic: Demonstrations and labs that work toward a model of static electricity. Participants will have opportunities to try out the demos and labs as well.
B 16, 10:30am - 12:00pm, TH 201
  Road Trip: How to Craft a Strong Writing Foundation for Young Children in Kindergarten and Grade 1.
Speaker: Michelle Bence
Session Host: Lenore Tarcon
Curriculum Focus: Language Arts,
Grade Level: DIV I,
Topic: We will examine the cognitive demands of writing for the young child, and investigate high impact practices that create a strong foundation for early writing.
B 17, 10:30am - 12:00pm, TH 277
  "How Can I Help You?" Become a Teacher Associate at the University of Lethbridge
Speaker: Robin M. Bright
Session Host: Laura Stevenson
Curriculum Focus: Math, Language Arts, Social Studies, Science, Physical Education, Special Education, Fine Arts, Second Language
Grade Level: DIV I, DIV II, DIV III, DIV IV,
Topic: Working with student teachers is a collaborative and reciprocal venture between schools and teacher education programs; with the potential to "keep our teaching alive"(Rief, 2016).
B 18, 10:30am - 12:00pm, AH 177
  Activity Permissive Learning Environments: Supporting Health & Academic Outcomes
Speaker: Ever Active Schools
Session Host: Jonathan Dick
Curriculum Focus: Other
Grade Level: DIV I, DIV II, DIV III, DIV IV,
Topic: Activity Permissive Learning Spaces
B 19, 10:30am - 12:00pm, TH 173
  Kindergarten A-Z: Managing the Early Learning Classroom
Speaker: Kristan Myers
Session Host: LISA LANDRY
Curriculum Focus: Other
Grade Level: DIV I,
Topic: If Plan A doesn't work, there are always 25 more letters of the alphabet!
B 20, 10:30am - 12:00pm, L 1050
  ATRF Your Pension Matters
Speaker: Marc Bisson
Session Host: Rod Lowry
Curriculum Focus: Other
Grade Level: DIV I, DIV II, DIV III, DIV IV,
Topic: Teachers' Pension Plan
B 21, 10:30am - 12:00pm, AH 118
  No “Naked” Numbers, Please!
Speaker: Keith Van De Keere
Session Host: Stephanie Gokarn
Curriculum Focus: Math,
Grade Level: DIV II,
Topic: Math Grades 3-5
B 22, 10:30am - 12:00pm, M 1035
  Slam Poetry: A Southern Alberta Teacher's Experience
Speaker: Desiree Lamb
Session Host: Jocelyn Pelletier
Curriculum Focus: Language Arts,
Grade Level: DIV III, DIV IV,
Topic: This session provides an introduction and strategies on how to use, or begin using, SLAM poetry within the high school classroom or as a special group activity within your school.
B 23, 10:30am - 12:00pm, L 1170
  Engaging Student Minds through Vocabulary
Speaker: Tricia Pope, ECE, B. Ed. , B. Sp. Ed
Session Host: Mira
Curriculum Focus: Language Arts,
Grade Level: DIV I, DIV II,
Topic: Engaging Student Minds through Vocabulary
B 24, 10:30 am - 12:00 pm, M 1060
  Sweaty Eyes
Speaker: Tom Dirsa
Session Host: Josie Rahim
Curriculum Focus: Special Education,
Grade Level: DIV I, DIV II, DIV III, DIV IV,
Topic: A review of the signs and symptoms of a child with ADHD then follows a specific child from kindergarten through high school
B 25, 10:30am - 12:00pm, AH 116
  Popular Québécois songs in the Language Classroom
Speaker: Marian Rose
Session Host: Jennifer Parker
Curriculum Focus: Second Language
Grade Level: DIV III, DIV IV,
Topic: A great selection of popular songs from la belle province, and how to use them in the French classroom!
B 28, 10:30am - 12:00pm, TH 373
  Discrimination and Human Rights
Speaker: Pamela Dos Ramos
Session Host: Sean Desrochers
Curriculum Focus: Social Studies, Other
Grade Level: DIV III, DIV IV,
Topic: Discrimination and harassment are ongoing challenges faced by young people. Victims and perpetrators need to know that such behaviours are condemned under human rights law.
B 29, 10:30am - 12:00pm, M 1030
  Think Outside the Chair: Engaging Minds by Engaging Bodies
Speaker: Dr. Jennifer Copeland
Session Host: Jolayne Miller
Curriculum Focus: Other
Grade Level: DIV I, DIV II, DIV III, DIV IV,
Topic: The lowdown on the slowdown: Our brains need our bodies to MOVE MORE in the classroom for better academic outcomes. Practical interventions and resources will be provided.
B 30, 10:30am - 12:00pm, PE 152
  Movement and Mindfulness Through Belly Dancing
Speaker: Danielle Oliveri
Session Host: andrea lammers-pottage
Curriculum Focus: Other
Grade Level: DIV I, DIV II, DIV III, DIV IV,
Topic: Let loose, have fun and freely express yourself through Belly Dance! Break up of your day and connect with your inner goddess through Mindfulness and self expression.
C 01, 10:30am - 1:30pm, W 871
  Expression and Response using Watercolours
Speaker: Christina Dixon
Session Host: Shelley Townsend
Curriculum Focus: Fine Arts,
Grade Level: DIV I, DIV II,
Topic: In this session, teachers explore watercolor techniques (wet-in-wet, wet-in-dry, dry-on-dry, dry-on-wet, flat wash, graded wash, variegated wash) and apply them in a few projects. Please note there is a $10.00 fee due at the door for this session.
C 02, 10:30am - 1:30pm, TH 241
  Gamified Learning
Speaker: Danielle Manchak
Session Host: Joshua Maret
Curriculum Focus: Social Studies, Science, Special Education,
Grade Level: DIV III,
Topic: Gamified learning is a relatively new concept in the educational world. However, by turning units or lessons into a collaborative game,students will become engaged and motivated!
C 05, 10:30am - 1:30pm, W 771
  Fashion Illustration
Speaker: Deanna Brouwer
Session Host: Jennifer Meyer
Curriculum Focus: Fine Arts, Other
Grade Level: DIV III, DIV IV,
Topic: Anyone can draw a fashion figure! Learn tips and tools for fashion illustration rendering for all levels. Will include teaching tips from an experienced drawing teacher.
C 06, 10:30am - 1:30pm, M 1090
  Elder In The Making
Speaker: Chris Hsiung
Session Host: Marian Biggins
Curriculum Focus: Other
Grade Level: DIV I, DIV II, DIV III, DIV IV,
Topic: Elder in The Making is a "must watch" film and presentation of a story about two unlikely companions, one who is Blackfoot, the other is Chinese Canadian.
D 01, 12:30pm - 2:00pm, M 1060
  Fishing for Answers
Speaker: Tom Dirsa
Session Host: Josie Rahim
Curriculum Focus: Special Education, Other
Grade Level: DIV I, DIV II, DIV III, DIV IV,
Topic: Follow up of Sweaty Eyes providing coping skills for ADHD students to avoid the negative aspects of ADHD behavior.
D 02, 12:30pm - 2:00pm, TH 277
  Invisible Students: Their secret struggle
Speaker: Dr. Margot McKinnon
Session Host: Cori Francis
Curriculum Focus: Other
Grade Level: DIV III, DIV IV,
Topic: Learn how McKinnon’s original personality model will transform how you perceive and teach the quiet, enigmatic student that glides into class in body but not in mind or spirit.
D 04, 12:30pm - 2:00pm, B 515
  Empowering Independent Access to Authoritative Content for Division I Students
Speaker: Danelle Oosterveld
Session Host: Deb Wenaas
Curriculum Focus: Language Arts, Social Studies, Science,
Grade Level: DIV I,
Topic: The best kept secret on LearnAberta.ca! Join this session to learn about this fully funded collection of curated, authoritative digital resources available to all Alberta K-12 students, staff, and parents.
D 05, 12:30pm - 2:00pm, AH 117
  Continuing ASEBP Benefits Into Retirement
Speaker: Nathan Forsyth
Session Host: Bev Cervo
Curriculum Focus: Other
Grade Level: DIV I, DIV II, DIV III, DIV IV,
Topic: During our session, participants will learn about eligibility requirements for maintaining their ASEBP benefits into retirement, the different coverage options available to them,
D 06, 12:30pm - 2:00pm, PE 261
  Hey, Leaders! Formative Assessment isn’t Just for Kids!
Speaker: AAC Facilitator
Session Host: David Nussbaumer
Curriculum Focus: Other
Grade Level: DIV I, DIV II, DIV III, DIV IV,
Topic: Formative assessment enhances learning. Explore a planning model designed to help leaders use Assessment for Learning strategies to advance teacher, school and district goals.
D 07, 12:30pm - 2:00pm, AH 175
  How to Support Students with LD and ADHD in an Inclusive Classroom
Speaker: Tanya Keto
Session Host: marissa haraga
Curriculum Focus: Special Education,
Grade Level: DIV I, DIV II, DIV III,
Topic: What is a Learning Disability? How does it impact an individual’s learning? How is ADHD different? These will be three of the questions leading this workshop. Several strategies teachers can implement in an inclusive classroom will be presented. Specific areas of focus will be evidence-based practices in math, reading, organization and social skills. Leave with a free on-line resource to share with your families.
D 08, 12:30pm - 2:00pm, L 1060
  You Can Lead Your Students to Knowledge, But Do You Know How To Teach Them To Think? –
Speaker: Geri Lorway
Session Host: Nicole kusick
Curriculum Focus: Math, Language Arts, Social Studies, Science,
Grade Level: DIV I, DIV II, DIV III, DIV IV,
Topic: Teachers say students don’t think, but who is teaching them how to think ?Who is teaching them how to learn? Do you know the 6 key components of teaching that prompt learning?
D 09, 12:30pm - 2:00pm, L1170A
  Cover Letter, Resume and Interview
Speaker: Greg Markusson
Session Host: Shelby Stark
Curriculum Focus: Other
Grade Level: DIV I, DIV II, DIV III, DIV IV,
Topic: Participants will learn how to make their cover letters, resumes and interviews rise above the others.
D 10, 12:30pm - 2:00pm, C 740
  Let's Talk Science: Hands-on science activities for your high school classroom
Speaker: Helena Danyk and Ute Wieden-Kothe
Session Host: Cam Shade
Curriculum Focus: Science,
Grade Level: DIV III, DIV IV,
Topic: The Let's Talk Science program at the University of Lethbridge is an outreach program dedicated to providing hands-on science activities in high schools and on the U of L campus.
D 11, 12:30pm - 2:00pm, W 480
  Imagination and Gesture
Speaker: Gillian MacKay
Session Host: Karen Hudson
Curriculum Focus: Fine Arts,
Grade Level: DIV III, DIV IV,
Topic: An interactive session exploring the use of imagination in the development of meaningful conducting gestures, suitable for conductors at all levels.
D 12, 12:30pm - 2:00pm, TH 141
  What You Need to Know About Curriculum Development
Speaker: Mark Yurick
Session Host: John Loree
Curriculum Focus: Math, Language Arts, Social Studies, Science, Physical Education, Special Education, Fine Arts, Second Language
Grade Level: DIV I, DIV II, DIV III, DIV IV,
Topic: Teachers and principals who are excited, worried or merely curious about the changing programs of study will have the opportunity to work with ATA staff who are involved with curriculum development.
D 13, 12:30pm - 2:00pm, M 1030
  Kairos Blanket Exercise
Speaker: Terry Lynn Cook and Stacey Running Rabbit
Session Host: Lynda McGrattan-Wenlock
Curriculum Focus: Math, Language Arts, Social Studies, Science, Physical Education, Special Education, Fine Arts, Second Language
Grade Level: DIV I, DIV II, DIV III, DIV IV,
Topic: By engaging participants on an emotional and intellectual level, this workshop is a powerful tool for increasing empathy and understanding.
D 14, 12:30pm - 2:00pm, AH 174
  Sick Leave—What It Is and What It Isn’t
Speaker: Geneviève Blais
Session Host: Vern Tellefson
Curriculum Focus: Math, Language Arts, Social Studies, Science, Physical Education, Special Education, Fine Arts, Second Language
Grade Level: DIV I, DIV II, DIV III, DIV IV,
Topic: This session explores what programs teachers have available to them when they cannot teach for medical reasons.
D 15, 12:30pm - 2:00pm, TH 204
  Classroom Management—What Works
Speaker: Heather Willms
Session Host: Stephanie Gokarn
Curriculum Focus: Math, Language Arts, Social Studies, Science, Physical Education, Special Education, Fine Arts, Second Language
Grade Level: DIV I, DIV II, DIV III, DIV IV,
Topic: Learn how to teach students positive social skills and responses, and create structures and procedures that help students to understand what is expected and to accept responsibility for their actions.
D 16, 12:30pm - 2:00pm, PE 020
  Essential Tensions in Educational Reform Resistance
Speaker: Chris Goble
Session Host: Tarrell Harris
Curriculum Focus: Science, Other
Grade Level: DIV III, DIV IV,
Topic: Education reform revolves around promises of purposeful design. But implementation is dirty & disappointing. Why? Group dynamics & cultural evolution explain why it's not rational.
D 17, 12:30pm - 2:00pm, M 1035
  Shifting Gears: Lighten Your Assessment Load in Language Arts
Speaker: Lisa Bush
Session Host: Mira Vanhala
Curriculum Focus: Language Arts,
Grade Level: DIV II, DIV III, DIV IV,
Topic: In this session, teachers will receive practical tips on how to challenge students to excel in writing, visual presentations, and public speaking while keeping assessment to a realistic level.
D 18, 12:30pm - 2:00pm, TH 201
  Journey to Writing Success: Pedagogy that Supports the Development of Students from Reluctant Writers to Masterful Authors in Division II with Non-Fiction Text Structures.
Speaker: Michelle Bence
Session Host: JimmiXzSw
Curriculum Focus: Language Arts,
Grade Level: DIV II,
Topic: Using illustrative samples, we focus on using academic vocabulary and text structure to help division II students mediate the writing process.
D 19, 12:30pm - 2:00pm, AH 177
  Building Capacity for Social & Emotional Learning in Your Classroom
Speaker: Ever Active Schools
Session Host: Jonathan Dick
Curriculum Focus: Other
Grade Level: DIV I, DIV II, DIV III, DIV IV,
Topic: Social & Emotional Well-being, wellness, inclusive classrooms
D 20, 12:30pm - 2:00pm, TH 173
  Playing with Learning: Themed Centres to Achieve Early Learning Success
Speaker: Kristan Myers
Session Host: Debbie Newman
Curriculum Focus: Other
Grade Level: DIV I,
Topic: This session focuses on how to set up a variety of centres aimed at early learners.
D 21, 12:30pm - 2:00pm, TH 143
  DEHR to Care Art Gala Information & Collaboration Session
Speaker: Grant Bertamini
Session Host: Kurt Zielke
Curriculum Focus: Social Studies, Fine Arts, Other
Grade Level: DIV I, DIV II, DIV III, DIV IV,
Topic: Exploring themes, project ideas & resources related to this year's DEHR to Care Art Gala in Lethbridge
D 22, 12:30pm - 2:00pm, B 650
  What’s New in Books? The 6-12 Edition
Speaker: Kari Tanaka
Session Host: Lindsy Cummings
Curriculum Focus: Math, Language Arts, Social Studies, Science, Physical Education, Fine Arts, Second Language
Grade Level: DIV III, DIV IV,
Topic: Join the UofL Bookstore ladies as they book talk new and upcoming titles that will get you and your students excited about reading!
D 23, 12:30pm - 2:00pm, AH 118
  Big Ideas: The Essential “Toolkit” for All Levels of Math
Speaker: Keith Van De Keere
Session Host: Aaron Fitchett
Curriculum Focus: Math,
Grade Level: DIV I, DIV II,
Topic: Big ideas are behind every outcome we teach. They are the depth of an outcome and what links many outcomes.
D 24, 12:30pm - 2:00pm, L 1170
  Math Games - Division 1
Speaker: Tricia Pope
Session Host: Lenore Tarcon
Curriculum Focus: Math,
Grade Level: DIV I,
Topic: “Math Games: Simple Math Made Simply Engaging”
D 25, 12:30pm - 2:00pm, South Gym
  Netball: Education in a Inclusive Team Sport!
Speaker: Rachel Pasek
Session Host: Cory Hegland
Curriculum Focus: Physical Education,
Grade Level: DIV II, DIV III, DIV IV,
Topic: The skills applicable to Netball, including spatial awareness, give-and-go, ball-handling, and footwork, can be used as teaching tools to build a great foundation for success.
D 26, 12:30 - 2:00pm, PE 152
  Never-Fail Folk Dances
Speaker: Marian Rose
Session Host: Marnie Morton
Curriculum Focus: Physical Education,
Grade Level: DIV I, DIV II,
Topic: A collection of great folk dances for elementary grades with ideas for connection to language arts, math and social studies.
D 27, 12:30pm - 2:00pm, AH 116
  Social Media a life beyond facebook
Speaker: Jesse Sadlowski
Session Host: Sarah Linton
Curriculum Focus: Other
Grade Level: DIV III, DIV IV,
Topic: This workshop will look at some of the trending social media kids are using today. Lets dive into some of the apps kids are using and how they can be used in a positive way.
D 29, 12:30pm - 2:00pm, TH 373
  Our World, Our Communities, Our Classrooms: Embracing Diverse Perspectives
Speaker: Pamela Dos Ramos
Session Host: Click here to volunteer to be a session host for this session?
Curriculum Focus: Social Studies, Other
Grade Level: DIV III, DIV IV,
Topic: Classrooms are dynamic environments for truly embracing multiple perspectives. Students today bring multiple worldviews. Gain practical tools to appreciate your diverse classroom.
D 30, 12:30pm - 2:00pm, PE 275
  Understanding Anxiety in the Classroom
Speaker: Brandie Andrews
Session Host: Tera Robison
Curriculum Focus: Other
Grade Level: DIV I, DIV II, DIV III, DIV IV,
Topic: This presentation helps participants understand the new research around the roots of anxiety and how they can self recognize their own anxiety as well as the students they support.
E 01, 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm, PE 250
  Eva Olsson - Hope and Resilience
Speaker: Eva Olsson
Session Host: Sarah Linton
Curriculum Focus: Social Studies,
Grade Level: DIV I, DIV II, DIV III, DIV IV,
Topic: As a young adult, Eva experienced the horrors of the Holocaust. Today Eva shares her message of hope while challenging her audience to not be a bystander to injustice, through the lens of her life experiences.
E 02, 2:30pm - 4:00pm, PE 264
  Nourish the Teacher
Speaker: Donna Freeman
Session Host: Deborah Yawney
Curriculum Focus: Other
Grade Level: DIV I, DIV II, DIV III, DIV IV,
Topic: Nourish your body, mind and heart with these skills and practices that leave increase calm, promote sensitivity and cultivate a positive classroom climate.
E 03, 2:30pm - 4:00pm, PE 261
  The Good, the Bad and the Ugly: Revisiting Rubrics
Speaker: AAC Facilitator
Session Host: Vern Tellefson
Curriculum Focus: Other
Grade Level: DIV I, DIV II, DIV III, DIV IV,
Topic: Take a closer look at the characteristics of a great rubric and learn to recognize and avoid some common pitfalls. AAC tools help you create effective rubrics for your classroom
E 04, 2:30pm - 4:00pm, W 871
  Creating Color Harmonies using Oil Pastels
Speaker: Christina Dixon
Session Host: Jen Meyer
Curriculum Focus: Fine Arts,
Grade Level: DIV I,
Topic: Celebrate and predict the beauty of the minds geared for creativity by exploring a simple and versatile medium: the oil pastels. 3 different projects will be presented. Please note there is a $10.00 fee at the door for this session.
E 05, 2:30pm - 4:00pm, L 1060
  Maker, Shaker, Tinker, Thinker
Speaker: Geri Lorway
Session Host: Mallory Finnie
Curriculum Focus: Math, Language Arts, Science,
Grade Level: DIV I, DIV II,
Topic: Think Arts & Crafts meet REAL Science and REAL Math. Join us to "playfully" explore a collection of tasks that can reconnect your students to wanting to learn, Anything.
E 06, 2:30pm - 4:00pm, L 1170A
  Substitute Teachers: Strategies for Success
Speaker: Greg Markusson
Session Host: April Brower
Curriculum Focus: Other
Grade Level: DIV I, DIV II, DIV III, DIV IV,
Topic: This session will provide participants with strategies that will maximize their success as substitute teachers.
E 07, 2:30pm - 4:00pm, PE 275
  The Story of the ATA: A Conversation with President Mark Ramsankar
Speaker: President Mark Ramsankar
Session Host: Jason Schilling
Curriculum Focus: Math, Language Arts, Social Studies, Science, Physical Education, Special Education, Fine Arts, Second Language
Grade Level: DIV I, DIV II, DIV III,
Topic: Join President Ramsankar for a look at the hot issues facing teachers today and an in depth discussion of how the ATA is reacting to the shifting climate.
E 09, 2:30pm - 4:00pm, AH 175
  Unseen Hurts: Promoting Positive Mental Health in Schools
Speaker: Laurie Mitchell
Session Host: Kimberley Yearous
Curriculum Focus: Math, Language Arts, Social Studies, Science, Physical Education, Special Education, Fine Arts, Second Language
Grade Level: DIV I, DIV II, DIV III, DIV IV,
Topic: This workshop will help participants understand a vision of mental health and raise their awareness of mental health issues.
E 10, 2:30pm - 4:00pm, M 1030
  Understanding the Histories, Cultures and Worldviews of Alberta’s First Nations, Metis and Inuit Peoples
Speaker: Stacey Running Rabbit
Session Host: Jonina Millis
Curriculum Focus: Math, Language Arts, Social Studies, Science, Physical Education, Special Education, Fine Arts, Second Language
Grade Level: DIV I, DIV II, DIV III, DIV IV,
Topic: This workshop provides foundational information that examines First Nations, Métis and Inuit cultures, histories and world views.
E 11, 2:30pm - 4:00pm, TH 201
  Journey to Writing Success: Discovering Pedagogy that Helps Guide the Grade 2 & 3 Student from Reluctant Writer to Masterful Author.
Speaker: Michelle Bence
Session Host: Tera Robison
Curriculum Focus: Language Arts,
Grade Level: DIV I,
Topic: In this session we examine the research informed, high impact practices that help support students in becoming successful writers in grade two and three.
E 12, 2:30pm - 4:00pm, M 1040
  Making The Invisible Visible
Speaker: Barry Edgar
Session Host: Click here to volunteer to be a session host for this session?
Curriculum Focus: Science,
Grade Level: DIV III, DIV IV,
Topic: Participants will experience several activities that students can do to learn about the electromagnetic spectrum.
E 13, 2:30pm - 4:00pm, M 1035
  Beyond the Surface: Thematic Units of Instructions for Language Arts
Speaker: Lisa Bush
Session Host: Deanna Smith
Curriculum Focus: Language Arts,
Grade Level: DIV II, DIV III,
Topic: Explore how thematic units engage students by offering multidisciplinary and authentic opportunities for learning.
E 14, 2:30pm - 4:00pm, AH 177
  Using Daily Physical Activity to Support School-wide Wellness
Speaker: Ever Active Schools
Session Host: David Nussbaumer
Curriculum Focus: Other
Grade Level: DIV I, DIV II, DIV III,
Topic: Daily Physical Activity
E 15, 2:30pm - 4:00pm, TH 241
  Teaching Visual Art with Cross Curricular Competencies in Mind
Speaker: Jennifer LeGrandeur
Session Host: Kris Van Wieren
Curriculum Focus: Fine Arts,
Grade Level: DIV I,
Topic: This session is for Division 1 elementary generalists who are in need of support in implementing art curriculum into their while attending to cross curricular competencies.
E 16, 2:30pm - 4:00pm, B 650
  What’s New in Books? The K - 5 Edition
Speaker: Kari Tanaka
Session Host: Roxane Holmes
Curriculum Focus: Math, Language Arts, Social Studies, Science, Physical Education, Fine Arts,
Grade Level: DIV I, DIV II,
Topic: Join the UofL Bookstore ladies as they book talk new and upcoming titles that will get you and your students excited about reading!
E 17, 2:30pm - 4:00pm, AH 118
  Comparing and Operating With Fractions
Speaker: Keith Van De Keere
Session Host: Click here to volunteer to be a session host for this session?
Curriculum Focus: Math,
Grade Level: DIV III,
Topic: Examples of how to make math more visible, tangible and friendly so students develop mathematical minds rather than just knowing how to get answers!
E 18, 2:30pm - 4:00pm, L 1170
  Math Games - Division II
Speaker: Tricia Pope, ECE, B. Ed. , B. Sp. Ed
Session Host: Kurt Zielke
Curriculum Focus: Math,
Grade Level: DIV II,
Topic: “Math Games: Simple Math Made Simply Engaging”
E 19, 2:30pm - 4:00pm, L 1170B
  Be a Nutrition Champion! Fuel Athletes for Success Sport Nutrition for Youth: A handbook for coaches
Speaker: Heather Mathur
Session Host: Lenore Lindeman
Curriculum Focus: Physical Education, Other
Grade Level: DIV II, DIV III, DIV IV,
Topic: Coaches play an important role in teaching athletes and their parents about nutrition and sports performance. Coaches can inspire and impact healthier food choices for athletes.
E 20, 2:30pm - 4:00pm, TH 373
  “Hopes and Dreams – Stories from Young Refugees” - Video and Discussion
Speaker: Pamela Dos Ramos
Session Host: Heather Burton
Curriculum Focus: Social Studies, Other
Grade Level: DIV III, DIV IV,
Topic: The video educates students about refugees, helps them identify and understand the discrimination faced by refugees, its effect on them and how they can be helpful. Grades 7-12
E 22, 2:30pm - 4:00pm, W 771
  Jobs in Fashion
Speaker: Deanna Brouwer
Session Host: Jen Meyer
Curriculum Focus: Other
Grade Level: DIV IV,
Topic: The Fashion industry in Canada is thriving with MANY job opportunities. Learn about real career options and Canadian companies in one of the largest industries in the world.
E 23, 2:30pm - 4:00pm, AH 117
  Connecting Students to Nature
Speaker: Sarah Downey
Session Host: Muriel McPherson
Curriculum Focus: Language Arts, Social Studies, Science, Physical Education, Fine Arts,
Grade Level: DIV I, DIV II, DIV III,
Topic: Alberta Parks shows how technology can be used to encourage students to want to go outside. It can also invoke a curiosity of what can be found in the natural world around us.
E 24, 2:30 - 4:00pm, AH 116
  Shnoogle's Kindling Kindness
Speaker: Constance Douglas
Session Host: Click here to volunteer to be a session host for this session?
Curriculum Focus: Special Education, Other
Grade Level: DIV I, DIV II, DIV III,
Topic: Introducing kids to their key emotions. Love/Shnoogy and Fear/Krudy become tangible heroes. Children witness how fear can be oppressive and love can empower them through a kind act
E 25, 2:30pm - 4:00pm, L 1050
  Building Thinking Classrooms
Speaker: Jamie Quinton
Session Host: Ruby Tailfeathers
Curriculum Focus: Math,
Grade Level: DIV II, DIV III, DIV IV,
Topic: Building Thinking Classrooms: Conditions for Problem Solving using a Mathematical model. Even though using a math model to present, this method can be used in all subjects.
E 26, 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm, TH 277
  The Resilient Teacher: Strategies to Avoid Burnout
Speaker: Dr. Margot McKinnon
Session Host: Michelle Miller
Curriculum Focus: Other
Grade Level: DIV I, DIV II, DIV III, DIV IV,
Topic: How can we maintain our natural compassion for students? Learn about a powerful model to resolve conflict, manage paperwork, wash off stress, and invigorate a sense of passion and purpose.
E 27, 2:30pm - 4:00pm, TH 141
  The Core Story of Brain Development: Why the Early Years are Critically Important
Speaker: Isabelle Plomp
Session Host: Deb Wenaas
Curriculum Focus: Other
Grade Level: DIV I,
Topic: The early years of human development lay the foundation for learning, mental health and physical health. We can influence life outcomes in these areas in early childhood education.
E 29, 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm, AH 147
  The Numeracy Progressions will be a useful tool for teachers to help understand what types of Numeracy skills students should be developing
Speaker: Marian Biggins
Session Host: Stephanie Gokarn
Curriculum Focus: Math, Language Arts, Social Studies, Science, Physical Education, Special Education, Fine Arts,
Grade Level: DIV I, DIV II, DIV III, DIV IV,
Topic: Strong literacy and numeracy skills are essential in today’s society. Learn how you can use the Numeracy Progressions now and in future curriculum!

February 24, 2017

F 01, 8:30am - 10:00am, Main Gym
  REMEMBERING TO PLAY ~ Inspiring Joy, Freedom & Self-Care
Speaker: Vince Gowman
Session Host: Kim Yearous
Curriculum Focus: Math, Language Arts, Social Studies, Science, Physical Education, Special Education, Fine Arts, Second Language
Grade Level: DIV I, DIV II, DIV III, DIV IV,
Topic: Remembering to Play invites us back into our heart where our authentic Self and inner child reside. Here we reconnect to our creativity, imagination, flexibility, and curiosity.
FG 01, 9:30am - 11:30am, 12:30pm - 2:00, University Theatre
  U of L High School Honour Band
Speaker: Chee Meng Low and Gillian MacKay
Session Host: Ken Rogers
Curriculum Focus: Fine Arts,
Grade Level: DIV III, DIV IV,
Topic: Based on the recommendation from their school band teacher, a group of talented students are to gather and to rehearse under the direction of the guest conductor, Gillian MacKay. Come watch and discuss rehearsal techniques.
FG 02, 9:00am - 4:00pm, Castle Mountain Resort
  Castle Mountain School Ski Trips
Speaker: Steve Leger
Session Host: Laurie Campmans
Curriculum Focus: Physical Education, Other
Grade Level: DIV II, DIV III, DIV IV,
Topic: This session will be held at Castle Mountain. The day will guide you through the steps for planning your school ski trip and what will happen when you get there. Please contact Castle Mountain Ski School directly to register, 403-627-5101. Register as “Teachers Convention Ski Session”. Lift tickets are required; they can be purchased at a session rate of $39 plus GST. There is a $14 lunch voucher option as well.
Seats: Sorry, this session is already full.
G 01, 10:30am - 12:00pm, L 1170A
  Cultivating Intuition
Speaker: Vince Gowman
Session Host: Kimberley Yearous
Curriculum Focus: Math, Language Arts, Social Studies, Science, Physical Education, Special Education, Fine Arts, Second Language
Grade Level: DIV I, DIV II, DIV III, DIV IV,
Topic: Bring greater awareness to how you hear and respond to the deeper needs of kids. Walk away feeling a deeper sense of Self and inspired to make new, empowering decisions.
G 02, 10:30am - 12:00pm, TH 277
  Invisible Students: Their secret struggle
Speaker: Dr. Margot McKinnon
Session Host: Deanna Smith
Curriculum Focus: Other
Grade Level: DIV III, DIV IV,
Topic: Learn how McKinnon’s original personality model will transform how you perceive and teach the quiet, enigmatic student that glides into class in body but not in mind or spirit.
G 03, 10:30am - 12:00pm, W 871
  3-D in felt. Wool bird houses
Speaker: Tracey Kuffner
Session Host: Roxane Holmes
Curriculum Focus: Social Studies, Fine Arts,
Grade Level: DIV I, DIV II, DIV III, DIV IV,
Topic: Felted wool bird houses. Turn raw wool into a useable felted wool bird house to hang in your tree.
G 04, 10:30am - 12:00pm, B 515
  Flexible Access to Curricular-Aligned, Authoritative Resources for Secondary Humanities
Speaker: Danelle Oosterveld
Session Host: Nicole kusick
Curriculum Focus: Language Arts, Social Studies,
Grade Level: DIV III, DIV IV,
Topic: Support your humanities department with this fully funded $1.75million collection of reliable, curricular-aligned, authoritative digital resources. This collection of resources makes it easier to move students beyond Google and Wikipedia.
G 05, 10:30am - 12:00pm, M 1035
  Bring Poetic Writing to Life in the Classroom
Speaker: Blanche Lamont
Session Host: Shelley Townsend
Curriculum Focus: Language Arts,
Grade Level: DIV I, DIV II,
Topic: Focus will be using strong verbs and details to create vivid word pictures, as well as using figurative language. See examples of fine poetic picture books and children’s writing.
G 06, 10:30am - 12:00pm, M 1060
  Teaching Poetry: It's not as hard as you think!
Speaker: Al Friesen
Session Host: Taryn Rodzinyak
Curriculum Focus: Language Arts,
Grade Level: DIV III, DIV IV,
Topic: Inspire students to engage with poetry through creative writing and daily analysis.
G 07, 10:30am - 12:00pm, L 1060
  Tell Me a Story, Teach Me Some Math: Primary
Speaker: Geri Lorway
Session Host: Lenore Tarcon
Curriculum Focus: Math, Language Arts,
Grade Level: DIV I,
Topic: We'll reach into some excellent children's books and tease out tasks and investigations that develop key numeracy skills for K to 3. Leave with tasks for Monday & more....
G 08, 10:30am - 12:00pm, AH 176
  Addressing Aboriginal Learning Outcomes
Speaker: Patrick Loyer
Session Host: Dr. Mark Nixon
Curriculum Focus: Math, Language Arts, Social Studies, Science, Physical Education, Special Education, Fine Arts,
Grade Level: DIV I, DIV II, DIV III, DIV IV,
Topic: This session is designed to help all teachers increase their awareness of these issues so that they can better teach Aboriginal learning outcomes.
G 09, 10:30am - 12:00pm, AH 147
  Apporter le soutien necessaire aux enseignants en debut de carriere
Speaker: Monique Gravel
Session Host: Click here to volunteer to be a session host for this session?
Curriculum Focus: Math, Language Arts, Social Studies, Science, Physical Education, Special Education, Fine Arts, Second Language
Grade Level: DIV I, DIV II, DIV III, DIV IV,
Topic: Cet atelier aidera les directions d’école à comprendre les besoins uniques des enseignants débutants et le rôle décisif que joue la communauté scolaire pour faciliter leur insertion professionnelle.
G 10, 10:30am - 12:00pm, TH 143
  School Leadership for Transformation: Unleashing the Talent and Vision of a Community of Teacher-Leaders
Speaker: Nancy Luyckfassel
Session Host: David Nussbaumer
Curriculum Focus: Math, Language Arts, Social Studies, Science, Physical Education, Special Education, Fine Arts, Second Language
Grade Level: DIV I, DIV II, DIV III, DIV IV,
Topic: This session will unveil new models of leadership and school improvement that seek to effectively engage the skills and aspirations of the talented educators in each school—the heart and soul of a thriving learning community.
G 12, 10:30am - 12:00pm, PE 255
  Yoga, Mindfulness & Wellness in your Classroom
Speaker: Kira Lawrence
Session Host: Lori Nelson
Curriculum Focus: Math, Language Arts, Social Studies, Science, Physical Education, Special Education, Fine Arts, Second Language
Grade Level: DIV I, DIV II, DIV III, DIV IV,
Topic: Simple, effective ways to bring yoga, mindfulness and wellness into your classroom, daily.
G 13, 10:30am - 12:00pm, AH 118
  Fractions and Decimals: One Big Idea
Speaker: Keith Van De Keere
Session Host: Shantel Mohrmann
Curriculum Focus: Math,
Grade Level: DIV II,
Topic: Fractions and Decimals should be taught simultaneously since they are different symbolic representations of the same big idea.
G 14, 10:30am - 12:00pm, TH 173
  CRACKING THE PHONICS CODE
Speaker: Lana Lane
Session Host: Lynda McGrattan
Curriculum Focus: Language Arts,
Grade Level: DIV I,
Topic: Unlock the secret behind systematic phonics instruction with a step by step approach to phonics that works! AND… you don’t need a phonics workbook!!!
G 15, 10:30am - 12:00pm, M 1030
  Financial Literacy in the Classroom
Speaker: Kayleigh Pearce
Session Host: Sara Garcia
Curriculum Focus: Math, Social Studies,
Grade Level: DIV I, DIV II, DIV III,
Topic: Personal Finance beings as early as kindergarten with the right concepts so children can grow to making informed decisions as adults for their health and wellbeing.
G 16, 10:30am - 12:00pm, AH 116
  Move & Play Through Recess
Speaker: Tiffany Wideen
Session Host: Myrna Dembicki
Curriculum Focus: Physical Education, Special Education, Other
Grade Level: DIV I, DIV II,
Topic: In this active session you will learn and be given the tools to support student opportunities to play outdoors at school during recess, lunchtime and after school hours.
G 17, 10:30am - 12:00pm, TH 141
  Best of the Best Art Lesson Demo Slam
Speaker: Jordan Brame
Session Host: Click here to volunteer to be a session host for this session?
Curriculum Focus: Fine Arts,
Grade Level: DIV II, DIV III, DIV IV,
Topic: A place for art educators to collaborate and share their best lessons with one another. Bring your best ideas and come ready to share, with examples of student work if possible.
G 18, 10:30am - 12:00pm, PE 250
  Putting Your Best Brain Forward – tools to support a mindful, ready-to-learn, healthy and resilient classroom.
Speaker: Norah Fines and Dr. Robbin Gibb
Session Host: Alicia Tinney
Curriculum Focus: Other
Grade Level: DIV I, DIV II, DIV III, DIV IV,
Topic: Come learn the research behind brain-informed practice, and leave with tangible ideas and resources for your classroom to support student success!
G 19, 10:30am - 12:00pm, PE 152
  Fun Folk Dances for Teens
Speaker: Marian Rose
Session Host: Click here to volunteer to be a session host for this session?
Curriculum Focus: Physical Education,
Grade Level: DIV III, DIV IV,
Topic: Great folk dances to introduce adolescents to the joys of dancing together. Ideas for connection to language arts, math and social studies.
G 20, 10:30am - 12:00pm, AH 175
  Visual Journaling: Teaching Curriculum through the Arts
Speaker: Jessica Lysak
Session Host: Josie Rahim
Curriculum Focus: Math, Language Arts, Science, Fine Arts,
Grade Level: DIV I, DIV II,
Topic: This session will allow you to look at a variety of different curriculum based visual journal pages, as well as leave the session with one of your own.
G 21, 10:30am - 12:00pm, L 1168
  TACT (Teens & Conflict Together)
Speaker: Suzanne Petryshyn
Session Host: Click here to volunteer to be a session host for this session?
Curriculum Focus: Social Studies, Special Education, Other
Grade Level: DIV I, DIV II, DIV III, DIV IV,
Topic: A 6-session conflict management curriculum for youth between the ages of 11-17.
G 23, 10:30am - 12:00pm, AH 117
  Mindful Mondays: How to ensure EVERYONE is excited to come to school after the weekend!
Speaker: Laurie Wright
Session Host: Leah Durrant
Curriculum Focus: Other
Grade Level: DIV I, DIV II,
Topic: Learn how you can create huge changes in the mental health and resiliency of your students.
G 24, 10:30am - 12:00pm, PE 264
  You mean I get a choice in what you want me to do in math!
Speaker: Lon Bosch
Session Host: Barb Nemeth
Curriculum Focus: Math,
Grade Level: DIV III,
Topic: This session will explore the tiering of content, specifically of questions used in a grade 7 and 8 math environment.
G 25, 10:30am - 12:00pm, L 1170G
  Les progressions en littératie d’Alberta Education : De quoi s’agit-il? Et qu’est-ce que ça veut dire pour moi, pour mes élèves? Division 3 & 4
Speaker: Marie-Josee Verret
Session Host: Pascale Jakobsson
Curriculum Focus: Language Arts, Second Language
Grade Level: DIV III, DIV IV,
Topic: Lors de cette séance, les participants auront l’occasion de se familiariser avec la définition d’Alberta Education de la littératie et de découvrir les progressions en littératie.
G 26, 10:30am - 12:00pm, PE 261
  Graduating this Semester? This Presentation is for You!
Speaker: Gaylene Schreiber
Session Host: Click here to volunteer to be a session host for this session?
Curriculum Focus: Math, Language Arts, Social Studies, Science, Physical Education, Special Education, Fine Arts, Second Language
Grade Level: DIV I, DIV II, DIV III, DIV IV,
Topic: An informative session designed specifically for preservice teacher education students who are graduating in the immediate future.
G 27, 10:30am - 12:00pm, L 1050
  Everyone is an Asset Builder
Speaker: Chris Windle and Lindsay Brown
Session Host: Click here to volunteer to be a session host for this session?
Curriculum Focus: Other
Grade Level: DIV I, DIV II, DIV III, DIV IV,
Topic: Everyone and anyone can build assets in students. Find out what those assets are and how to build the foundation for a healthy, responsible, caring and mentally well student.
G 28, 10:30am - 12:00pm, PE 020
  Provincial Assessment Information Sessions – Elementary and Junior High Focus
Speaker: Renate Taylor Majeau
Session Host: Marian
Curriculum Focus: Math, Language Arts, Social Studies, Science,
Grade Level: DIV I, DIV II, DIV III,
Topic: This session is an opportunity to spend time with an Alberta Education representative, learning about provincial assessments
G 29, 10:30am - 12:00pm, TH 201
  Education for Reconciliation: Understanding the Legacy of Residential Schools
Speaker: Terry Lynn Cook
Session Host: Sean Desrochers
Curriculum Focus: Math, Language Arts, Social Studies, Science, Physical Education, Special Education, Fine Arts, Second Language
Grade Level: DIV I, DIV II, DIV III, DIV IV,
Topic: This workshop will examine the history, impacts, and legacy of residential schools including the effects of intergenerational trauma associated with the very real in today’s society. Tools, resources and strategies that contribute to the development of mutually respectful relations between Indigenous and non Indigenous Canadians will be explored.
G 30, 10:30am - 12:30pm, PE 275
  Travel Chat: Italy
Speaker: Allen Gibson
Session Host: Arlene Purcell
Curriculum Focus: Other
Grade Level: DIV I, DIV II, DIV III, DIV IV,
Topic: Allen Gibson will share his personal experiences of travel in Italy. Allen reveals useful tips for finding great deals on flights and on using Airbnb for accommodations. This session is sponsored by SWARTA.
G 31, 10:30 am - 12:00 pm, L 1170
  Tipi Design Challenge
Speaker: Jessica Bekker
Session Host: April Brower
Curriculum Focus: Math, Other
Grade Level: DIV II, DIV III, DIV IV,
Topic: This Division 2, 3 and 4 Mathematics session focuses on both Treaty 7 culture and Mathematics
H 01, 10:30am - 1:30pm, PE 040
  Through Autism Glasses
Speaker: Kitty Parlby
Session Host: Ellen Probe
Curriculum Focus: Special Education,
Grade Level: DIV I, DIV II,
Topic: We’ll cover all primary and secondary symptoms, with great strategies, involving video footage, and sensory materials displayed. You’ll get a feel for what it’s REALLY like for the family.
H 02, 10:30am - 1:30pm, M 1090
  It Gets Better (With Your Help): Understanding Supports for LGBTQ+ Youth
Speaker: Annelies
Session Host: Kurt Zielke
Curriculum Focus: Other
Grade Level: DIV I, DIV II, DIV III, DIV IV,
Topic: Learn about LGBTQ+ terminology, creating safe and inclusive spaces, and developing good ally practices directly from members of the queer community in this interactive session.
H 03, 10:30am - 1:30pm, TH 241
  Taking the Can't Out of Cantor
Speaker: Angie Turk
Session Host: Regan
Curriculum Focus: Fine Arts,
Grade Level: DIV I, DIV II,
Topic: A lively singing session for choral directors, music specialists and aspiring choir directors - fresh ideas to warm-up the voice, brain and body.
H 04, 10:30am - 1:30pm, TH 373
  Teachers as Story Catchers In the Studio Classroom – Making Literacy Learning Visible
Speaker: Sheryl Schoenthaler
Session Host: Click here to volunteer to be a session host for this session?
Curriculum Focus: Language Arts,
Grade Level: DIV II,
Topic: Sheryl and Paula will share proven literacy strategies that will engage all learners in today's division two classrooms.
H 05, 10:30am - 1:30pm, L 1170B
  Self Regulation and Sensory Strategies for the Classroom
Speaker: Alisa Beddome
Session Host: Debra Glaister
Curriculum Focus: Other
Grade Level: DIV I, DIV II, DIV III, DIV IV,
Topic: Explores self-regulation as the foundation for successful learning and how internal or external stimuli can positively and negatively impact a child's ability to learn.
H 06, 10:30am - 1:30pm, TH 204
  Social Skills: Tools for Flexibility and Communication.
Speaker: Kent Hollingsworth
Session Host: Jenni Rolfson
Curriculum Focus: Special Education,
Grade Level: DIV I, DIV II, DIV III, DIV IV,
Topic: This interactive presentation will teach participants about the complex layers and importance of teaching social skills.
H 07, 10:30am - 1:30pm, LCI
  Learn to Slip Cast
Speaker: Jayme Charron , Jesse Sadlowski and Wesley Jensen
Session Host: Caryn Swark
Curriculum Focus: Fine Arts,
Grade Level: DIV III, DIV IV,
Topic: Take a mold and create a product by learning how to slip cast. This session will teach you the basics of creating clay slip and casting process. Please Note this session will take place off campus at LCI High School (1701 5 Ave S, Lethbridge).
Seats: 20 Click here to register for this session
H 08, 10:30 am - 1:30 pm, C 640
  Autism Spectrum Disorders and Awkward Spirits
Speaker: Terri Robson
Session Host: Click here to volunteer to be a session host for this session?
Curriculum Focus: Special Education, Other
Grade Level: DIV I, DIV II, DIV III, DIV IV,
Topic: ASDs – what are they Characteristics - real-life examples Growing up without a diagnosis Coping Tricks and Techniques Supports & Resources Social Skills Survival
I 01, 12:30pm - 2:00pm, TH 277
  The Resilient Teacher: Strategies to Avoid Burnout
Speaker: Dr. Margot McKinnon
Session Host: Janice Beck
Curriculum Focus: Other
Grade Level: DIV I, DIV II, DIV III, DIV IV,
Topic: How can we maintain our natural compassion for students? Learn about a powerful model to resolve conflict, manage paperwork, wash off stress, and invigorate a sense of passion and purpose.
I 02, 12:30pm - 2:00pm, W 871
  Crystal felted wool necklaces
Speaker: Tracey kuffner
Session Host: Mallory Finnie
Curriculum Focus: Social Studies, Fine Arts,
Grade Level: DIV I, DIV II, DIV III, DIV IV,
Topic: Make your own felted wool necklace with inlaid stone
I 03, 12:30pm - 2:00pm, B 515
  Teaching Students About Authoritative Resources with the Online Reference Centre
Speaker: Danelle Oosterveld
Session Host: Nicole Kusick
Curriculum Focus: Language Arts, Social Studies, Science,
Grade Level: DIV II,
Topic: Join this session to learn how to access this $1.75 million dollar collection of curricular aligned, authoritative digital resources anytime from anywhere with an Internet connection at no cost.
I 04, 12:30pm - 2:00pm, M 1035
  Developing Active, Strategic Readers
Speaker: Blanche Lamont
Session Host: David Nussbaumer
Curriculum Focus: Language Arts,
Grade Level: DIV I, DIV II,
Topic: Learn how to use think-alouds to teach strategies for effective reading, explore ways to respond to literature and how to make independent reading time more productive.
I 05, 12:30pm - 2:00pm, M 1060
  Writing Workshops in the English classroom: What are you waiting for?
Speaker: Al Friesen
Session Host: Kimberley Yearous
Curriculum Focus: Language Arts,
Grade Level: DIV III, DIV IV,
Topic: Nancie Atwell's writing & reading workshop models have inspired teachers for decades. Learn how to inspire your students, too!
I 06, 12:30pm - 2:00pm, L 1060
  Know Your Multiplication Facts? Every Student Can.
Speaker: Geri Lorway
Session Host: Click here to volunteer to be a session host for this session?
Curriculum Focus: Math,
Grade Level: DIV II, DIV III,
Topic: If we want all students to know and remember them, we better know how to teach for remembering. The research makes clear there are strategies that work and strategies that don't!
I 07, 12:30pm - 2:00pm, PE 261
  Increasing Student Resilience: Releasing Diamonds from the Rough
Speaker: Nancy Luyckfassel
Session Host: Click here to volunteer to be a session host for this session?
Curriculum Focus: Math, Language Arts, Social Studies, Science, Physical Education, Special Education, Fine Arts, Second Language
Grade Level: DIV I, DIV II, DIV III, DIV IV,
Topic: This workshop asks the question, “How can teachers build resiliency in themselves in order to develop and maintain positive, supporting and caring relationships with students from at-risk environments?”
I 08, 12:30pm - 2:00pm, M 1030
  Kairos Blanket Exercise
Speaker: Terry Lynn Cook and Laurie Mitchell
Session Host: Eva LeBlanc
Curriculum Focus: Math, Language Arts, Social Studies, Science, Physical Education, Special Education, Fine Arts, Second Language
Grade Level: DIV I, DIV II, DIV III, DIV IV,
Topic: By engaging participants on an emotional and intellectual level, this workshop is a powerful tool for increasing empathy and understanding.
I 09, 12:30pm - 2:00pm, AH 116
  Learn to Play Program in Schools
Speaker: Kim Abma
Session Host: Cilena Mathieu
Curriculum Focus: Physical Education,
Grade Level: DIV I, DIV II, DIV III, DIV IV,
Topic: Learn to Play is an introductory program to teach softball to beginners. The program runs through basic fundamental movements needed for softball inside the gym.
I 10, 12:30pm - 2:00pm, TH 173
  ARE YOU CUT OUT TO TEACH FLUENCY
Speaker: Lana Lane
Session Host: Lynda McGrattan
Curriculum Focus: Language Arts,
Grade Level: DIV I, DIV II,
Topic: In this interactive and entertaining session, explore 20+ creative and fun ways to teach students to read fluently!
I 11, 12:30pm - 2:00pm, PE 152
  Music and Movement for Language Arts
Speaker: Marian Rose
Session Host: Lenore Tarcon
Curriculum Focus: Language Arts,
Grade Level: DIV I, DIV II,
Topic: Songs, games and dances support the acquisition of skills in language arts: phonological awareness, reading, writing and general creativity.
I 12, 12:30pm - 2:00pm, L 1170G
  Les progressions en littératie d’Alberta Education : De quoi s’agit-il? Et qu’est-ce que ça veut dire pour moi, pour mes élèves? Division 2
Speaker: Marie-Josee Verret
Session Host: Click here to volunteer to be a session host for this session?
Curriculum Focus: Language Arts, Second Language
Grade Level: DIV II,
Topic: Lors de cette séance, les participants auront l’occasion de se familiariser avec la définition d’Alberta Education de la littératie et de découvrir les progressions en littératie.
I 13, 12:30pm - 2:00pm, L 1168
  Take Charge of the Tough Talks- Seven Truths About Conflict Management
Speaker: Suzanne Petryshyn
Session Host: Click here to volunteer to be a session host for this session?
Curriculum Focus: Social Studies, Special Education, Other
Grade Level: DIV I, DIV II, DIV III, DIV IV,
Topic: With the current situation in both our local and global economy, and the far reaching effects to people and relationships, conflict management skills are essential in 2016.
I 14, 12:30 - 2:00, L 1050
  Youth Substance Use - What teachers need to know
Speaker: Chris Windle
Session Host: Click here to volunteer to be a session host for this session?
Curriculum Focus: Other
Grade Level: DIV II, DIV III, DIV IV,
Topic: Discover the latest drug trends in youth and how to address it within the school setting.
I 15, 12:30pm - 2:00pm, L 1170
  Effective, Engaging and Fun Math Stations for the Primary Classroom
Speaker: Sara-Mae Dafoe
Session Host: Shelley Townsend
Curriculum Focus: Math,
Grade Level: DIV I,
Topic: Looking for a way to differentiate for your primary math learners? Effective, engaging and easy-to-plan stations to breathe new life into your math program!
I 16, 12:30pm - 2:00pm, TH 201
  3 Great Ideas to Fuse Literacy and Technology
Speaker: Bev Smith & Jason Kwasny
Session Host: Dawn Ronne
Curriculum Focus: Other
Grade Level: DIV II, DIV III, DIV IV,
Topic: A fusion of words and widgets that will enhance your understanding of what literacy can be for your students.
I 17, 12:30pm - 2:00pm, AH 117
  The coolest class project EVER!
Speaker: Laurie Wright
Session Host: Krysta MacDonald
Curriculum Focus: Math, Language Arts, Fine Arts,
Grade Level: DIV II, DIV III, DIV IV,
Topic: Learn to Self-Publish your novel, children's book or class project!
I 18, 12:30pm - 2:00pm, TH 143
  Mindfulness through the Medicine Wheel
Speaker: Mark Nixon
Session Host: Grace Martin
Curriculum Focus: Other
Grade Level: DIV IV,
Topic: This workshop will lead participants through the four quadrants of the Medicine Wheel, i.e., Mind, Body, Emotions, and Spirit, as exploratory points of self-awareness. As a very adaptable instrument, it can be tailored specifically to direct the attention of students and/or employees using various stimuli, e.g. a short video, reflection, meditation or walk, in order to deepen personal awareness within the context of the classroom/work environment.
I 19, 12:30pm - 2:00pm, PE 020
  Provincial Assessment Information Sessions – High School Focus
Speaker: Deanna Shostak
Session Host: John Loree
Curriculum Focus: Math, Language Arts, Social Studies, Science,
Grade Level: DIV IV,
Topic: This session will provide an update on Diploma Exams.
I 20, 12:30pm- 2:00pm, L1170A
  True Animal Stories For Kids and Grownups - Grade 4, 5 & 6
Speaker: Jim Asplund
Session Host: Click here to volunteer to be a session host for this session?
Curriculum Focus: Language Arts, Social Studies, Science,
Grade Level: DIV II,
Topic: Jim will lead teachers in a workshop, reading the stories aloud, talking about them and how they relate to the curriculum.
I 21, 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm, AH 118
  The Literacy Progressions will be a useful tool for teachers to help understand what types of Literacy skills students should be developing
Speaker: Marian Biggins
Session Host: Click here to volunteer to be a session host for this session?
Curriculum Focus: Math, Language Arts, Social Studies, Science, Physical Education, Special Education, Fine Arts,
Grade Level: DIV I, DIV II, DIV III, DIV IV,
Topic: Strong literacy and numeracy skills are essential in today’s society. Learn how you can use the Literacy Progressions now and in future curriculum!
I 22, 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm, AH 147
  Curriculum Development Management Application
Speaker: Leanna Buzak
Session Host: Alan Riewe
Curriculum Focus: Math, Language Arts, Social Studies, Science, Physical Education, Fine Arts,
Grade Level: DIV I, DIV II, DIV III, DIV IV,
Topic: The Curriculum Development Management Application is a web based resource that will support teachers in the classroom.
I 23, 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm, AH 176
  Top 10 Post-Secondary Planning Pitfalls to Avoid
Speaker: Cathy Tidey
Session Host: Pascale Jakobsson
Curriculum Focus: Other
Grade Level: DIV III, DIV IV,
Topic: Come join us to discover the top 10 post-secondary planning mistakes many students make and how you can help your students avoid these mistakes.