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Thursday, February 22

A1, 8:30am - 10:00am, Main Gym
AB1, 8:30m - 11:30am, M 1060
  Science - From Concept To Demonstration To Experiment To Understanding
Speaker: Barry Edgar
Session Host: Click here to volunteer to be a session host for this session?
Curriculum Focus:
Grade Level: DIV IV,
Topic: How to do an experiment with Coulomb's Law in ways that schools can afford and students can understand. Teachers will have the opportunity to carry out these experiments. Please note start time.
B 1, 10:30am - 12:00pm, TH 141
  97 Staff Recognition Tips in Just 90 Minutes
Speaker: Nelson Scott
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: No time here for theory! Just 97—or more—simple, cost-effective tools and techniques to recognize staff. Guaranteed! There may even be a few minutes left over for questions.
B 2, 10:30am - 12:00pm, PE 127
  True Story? Teachers in Film, TV, and Online
Speaker: Dr. Mario Trono
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: Images of teachers in film, television, and online shape how governments, parents, students, and teachers themselves think about the profession.
B 3, 10:30am - 12:00pm, TH 241
  Authoritative Resources for Secondary Humanities Teachers and Students
Speaker: Online Reference Centre: Learn Alberta
Session Host: Click here to volunteer to be a session host for this session?
Curriculum Focus: Other
Grade Level: DIV III, DIV IV,
Topic: Join this session to learn about the resources supporting Grades 7-12 English Language Arts and Social Studies
B 4, 10:30am - 12:00pm, PE 264
  60 in 60: Formative Assessment Techniques for Every Classroom
Speaker: AAC Facilitator
Session Host: Click here to volunteer to be a session host for this session?
Curriculum Focus:
Grade Level: DIV I, DIV II, DIV III, DIV IV,
Topic: Sixty formative assessment techniques - new ideas and familiar favourites. An update of a popular session from previous conventions.
B 5, 10:30am - 12:00pm, M 1030
  A Curriculum for Global Citizenship: Making Connections across Subject Areas
Speaker: Michelle Hawks
Session Host: Click here to volunteer to be a session host for this session?
Curriculum Focus:
Grade Level: DIV I, DIV II, DIV III, DIV IV,
Topic: In this workshop, facilitators will walk participants through a CGCER created curriculum and discuss how it can be utilized in conjunction with ALL programs of studies.
B 6, 10:30am - 12:00pm, W 871
  Wings of Light in Watercolours
Speaker: Christina Dixon
Session Host: Click here to volunteer to be a session host for this session?
Curriculum Focus: Fine Arts,
Grade Level: DIV I,
Topic: Watercolour techniques to be explored and applied to produce astonishing art projects. Unleash your creative minds and inspiration to just relax and create.
B 7, 10:30am - 12:00pm, M 1035
  Outdoor play in the early years - connections for learning, well-being and nature
Speaker: Christina Pickles
Session Host: Click here to volunteer to be a session host for this session?
Curriculum Focus:
Grade Level: DIV I,
Topic: 'Play is the work of the child' - learn about the research, benefits, the importance of natural place spaces, unstructured play and how to weave this into your teaching.
B 8, 10:30am - 12:00pm, TH 201
  Continuing ASEBP Benefits into Retirement
Speaker: Nathan Forsyth
Session Host: Click here to volunteer to be a session host for this session?
Curriculum Focus:
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.
B 9, 10:30am - 12:00pm, AH 116
  How Much, How Many, How Often, How Long?.... Linking Literature to Math
Speaker: Geri Lorway
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Curriculum Focus:
Grade Level: DIV I, DIV II,
Topic: How Much, How Many, How Often, How Long?.... Linking Literature to Math
B10, 10:30am - 12:00pm,
B11, 10:30am - 12:00pm,
B12, 10:30am - 12:00pm,
B13, 10:30am - 12:00pm,
B14, 10:30am - 12:00pm,
B15, 10:30am - 12:00pm,
B16, 10:30am - 12:00pm,
B17, 10:30am - 12:00pm,
B18, 10:30am - 12:00pm,
B19, 10:30am - 12:00pm,
B20, 10:30am - 12:00pm,
B21, 10:30am - 12:00pm,
B22, 10:30am - 12:00pm,
B23, 10:30am - 12:00pm,
B24, 10:30am - 12:00pm,
B25, 10:30am - 12:00pm,
C 1, 10:30am - 1:30pm, TH 204
  Mindful Essentials for Educators
Speaker: Donna Freeman
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Curriculum Focus: Other
Grade Level: DIV I, DIV II, DIV III, DIV IV,
Topic: Discover the tools essential for a rewarding personal mindfulness practice as well as ways to bring the practice into schools.
C 2, 10:30am - 1:30pm, L 1170B
  Dodge the 'Burn Out' and get 'Back on Track'
Speaker: Joyce Sunada
Session Host: Click here to volunteer to be a session host for this session?
Curriculum Focus:
Grade Level: DIV I, DIV II, DIV III, DIV IV,
Topic: Before you hit "Burn Out" join Joyce Sunada to hear her illness to wellness journey, discover your burn out flags, strategize how to Be Well and get your wellness Back on Track.
C 3, 10:30am - 1:30pm,
C 4, 10:30am - 1:30pm,
C 5, 10:30am - 1:30pm,
D 1, 12:30pm - 2:00pm, TH 141
  One Simple Question: Many Useful Insights
Speaker: Nelson Scott
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: There is a question that, once answered, will guide you to hire the right new people, recognize existing staff for the right reasons, and improve staff retention.
D 2, 12:30pm -2:00pm, PE 127
  True Story? Teachers in Film, TV, and Online
Speaker: Dr. Mario Trono
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: Images of teachers in film, television, and online shape how governments, parents, students, and teachers themselves think about the profession.
D 3, 12:30pm -2:00pm, TH 241
  Authoritative, Age Appropriate Content for Division I Students
Speaker: Online Reference Centre: Learn Alberta
Session Host: Click here to volunteer to be a session host for this session?
Curriculum Focus: Other
Grade Level: DIV I,
Topic: Join this session to learn about the wonderful resources available for young learners through the ORC, and get tips on the logistics of using them with your division I students.
D 4, 12:30pm -2:00pm, TH 201
  Combating Student Absenteeism: Enhancing Systems to Improve Educational Outcomes
Speaker: Dr. Mitchell Colp
Session Host: Click here to volunteer to be a session host for this session?
Curriculum Focus:
Grade Level: DIV I, DIV II, DIV III, DIV IV,
Topic: In Alberta, over 150,000 students are impacted by school absenteeism. Come to our workshop and learn evidence-based strategies to combat this issue.
D 5, 12:30pm -2:00pm, PE 264
  Assessment 101 for Teachers: Implementing the New TQS
Speaker: AAC Facilitator
Session Host: Click here to volunteer to be a session host for this session?
Curriculum Focus:
Grade Level: DIV I, DIV II, DIV III, DIV IV,
Topic: Dig into the TQS assessment indicators and consider what means to implement them in your classroom.
D 6, 12:30pm -2:00pm, M 1030
  Cultural Lego: Constructing Gender and Culture
Speaker: Michelle Hawks
Session Host: Click here to volunteer to be a session host for this session?
Curriculum Focus:
Grade Level: DIV I, DIV II, DIV III, DIV IV,
Topic: This session allows participants to consider media influences on constructions of gender and think about ways to challenge gender role stereotyping and heteronormative society.
D 7, 12:30pm -2:00pm, W 871
  Mixed Media Extravaganza
Speaker: Christina Dixon
Session Host: Click here to volunteer to be a session host for this session?
Curriculum Focus:
Grade Level: DIV I,
Topic: This session expose and familiarize teachers to creating artworks using mixed media supplies. Oil pastels, watercolors, acrylics and inks will be used to create a few projects.
D 8, 12:30pm -2:00pm, M 1035
  Environmental Storytelling
Speaker: Christina Pickles
Session Host: Click here to volunteer to be a session host for this session?
Curriculum Focus:
Grade Level: DIV I, DIV II,
Topic: Using the environment to develop storytelling techniques.
D 9, 12:30pm -2:00pm, AH 116
  Solve the Problem with Word Problems: Build the Bridge from Literacy to Numeracy
Speaker: Geri Lorway
Session Host: Click here to volunteer to be a session host for this session?
Curriculum Focus:
Grade Level: DIV I, DIV II, DIV III,
Topic: Build literacy, numeracy and math skills as you teach students how to comprehend and solve word problems. This is a school wide approach.
D11, 12:30pm -2:00pm,
  Innovative Programs to Help High School Students Access Post-Secondary - Dual Credit and New Pathways Program Info Session by Bow Valley College
Speaker: Andrea Christensen
Session Host: Click here to volunteer to be a session host for this session?
Curriculum Focus:
Grade Level: DIV IV,
Topic: Come and learn about opportunities to help learners with two unique programs, Dual Credit and Pathways, available to Alberta high school students through Bow Valley College.
D12, 12:30pm -2:00pm,
D13, 12:30pm -2:00pm,
D14, 12:30pm -2:00pm,
D15, 12,
D16, 12:30pm -2:00pm,
D17, 12:30pm -2:00pm,
D18, 12:30pm -2:00pm,
D19, 12:30pm -2:00pm,
D1O, 12:30pm -2:00pm,
D20, 12:30pm -2:00pm,
D21, 12:30pm -2:00pm,
D22, 12:30pm -2:00pm,
D23, 12:30pm -2:00pm,
D25, 12:30pm -2:00pm,
DE1, 12:30pm - 3:30pm, M 1060
  Connecting Science To The Real World And The Real World To Science
Speaker: Barry Edgar
Session Host: Click here to volunteer to be a session host for this session?
Curriculum Focus:
Grade Level: DIV III, DIV IV,
Topic: More inexpensive and easy physics demonstrations for junior and senior high school.
E 1, 2:30pm-4:00pm, TH 141
  Unlucky when hiring? 13 reasons why so many hiring decisions don’t work out
Speaker: Nelson Scott
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: Some school administrators dismiss hiring decisions that don’t work out as the result of bad luck. It turns out that luck doesn’t have much to do with it.
E 2, 2:30pm - 4:00pm, TH 204
  Classroom Yoga Breaks: Quick Practices to Create Calm
Speaker: Donna Freeman
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: It takes a moment to insert a mindful yoga break within your day. Learn simple and easy to implement yoga practices to fit your classroom to reduce stress, increase concentration.
E 3, 2:30pm - 4:00pm, TH 241
  Reaching Division II Students with Authoritative Resources
Speaker: Online Reference Centre: Learn Alberta
Session Host: Click here to volunteer to be a session host for this session?
Curriculum Focus: Other
Grade Level: DIV II,
Topic: Join this session to learn about the ORC’s engaging and authoritative resources that directly align with the grades 4-6 Alberta curricula.
E 4, 2:30pm - 4:00pm, M 1030
  Digital Citizenship in the Information Age
Speaker: Michelle Hawks
Session Host: Click here to volunteer to be a session host for this session?
Curriculum Focus:
Grade Level: DIV I, DIV II, DIV III, DIV IV,
Topic: This workshop aims to create critical awareness of the implications of the consumption and production of information as related to living in a society that uses technology daily.
E 5, 2:30pm - 4:00pm, PE 264
  Assessment 101 for Leaders: Supporting Teachers in Implementing the New TQS
Speaker: AAC Facilitator
Session Host: Click here to volunteer to be a session host for this session?
Curriculum Focus:
Grade Level: DIV I, DIV II, DIV III, DIV IV,
Topic: Leaders have a responsibility to support teachers in meeting the new TQS. We'll dig into the assessment indicators and consider what is needed to support your teachers.
E 6, 2:30pm - 4:00pm, W 871
  Expression and Response using Oil Pastels
Speaker: Christina Dixon
Session Host: Click here to volunteer to be a session host for this session?
Curriculum Focus:
Grade Level: DIV I,
Topic: During this session, the teachers explore basic oil pastel techniques (blending, layering, pointillism, creating thin/thick lines) and apply them to create a few art projects.
E 7, 2:30pm - 4:00pm, M 1035
  Fun environmental activities in your schoolyard!
Speaker: Christina Pickles
Session Host: Click here to volunteer to be a session host for this session?
Curriculum Focus:
Grade Level: DIV II, DIV III,
Topic: Learn by doing - the 'greatest hits' of environmental educators classic learning activities and resources to use in your schoolyard.
E 8, 2:30pm - 4:00pm, AH 116
  Success with Subtraction: Tasks that make the Difference! K to 3
Speaker: Geri Lorway
Session Host: Click here to volunteer to be a session host for this session?
Curriculum Focus:
Grade Level: DIV I,
Topic: Tasks, problems and practice cards differentiated to match K to 3 outcomes.
E 9, 2:30pm - 4:00pm,
  The Staff that Plays Together Stays Together!
Speaker: Joyce Sunada
Session Host: Click here to volunteer to be a session host for this session?
Curriculum Focus:
Grade Level: DIV I, DIV II, DIV III, DIV IV,
Topic: All work and no play makes teachers boring and burnt out. Join Joyce Sunada for an active session full of challenging and fun team building activities for you and your staff.
E10, 2:30pm - 4:00pm,
E11, 2:30pm - 4:00pm,
E12, 2:30pm - 4:00pm,
E13, 2:30pm - 4:00pm,
E14, 2:30pm - 4:00pm,
E15, 2:30pm - 4:00pm,
E16, 2:30pm - 4:00pm,
E17, 2:30pm - 4:00pm,
E18, 2:30pm - 4:00pm,
E19, 2:30pm - 4:00pm,
E20, 2:30pm - 4:00pm,
E21, 2:30pm - 4:00pm,
E22, 2:30pm - 4:00pm,
E23, 2:30pm - 4:00pm,
E24, 2:30pm - 4:00pm,
E25, 2:30pm - 4:00pm,

Friday February 23

F1, 8:30am - 10:00am, Main Gym
G 1, 10:30am - 12:00pm, TH 204
  8 Tools to Reduce Anxiety & Stress for Kids of All Ages
Speaker: Donna Freeman
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: Discover 8 highly effective tools to reduce anxiety and stress so kids big & small can regain control of their life, actively take charge of their lifestyle, thoughts and emotions.
G 2, 10:30am - 12:00pm, PE 264
  From Surviving to Thriving – Building Skills for Resiliency
Speaker: Dan Bateman
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: From Surviving to Thriving – Building Skills for Resiliency Come laugh and learn some coping strategies that will bring peace and joy to your busy, stressful life.
G 3, 10:30am - 12:00pm, TH 373
  Teaching from Tragedy
Speaker: Sara Rooseboom
Session Host: Click here to volunteer to be a session host for this session?
Curriculum Focus:
Grade Level: DIV IV,
Topic: There is no turning back the clock when someone loses a life or limb at work, but we can learn from these tragedies and use that loss to change attitudes and behaviours.
G 4, 10:30am - 12:00pm, TH 141
  Empowered and Energized Me!
Speaker: Sheila Unique
Session Host: Click here to volunteer to be a session host for this session?
Curriculum Focus:
Grade Level:
Topic: Take back control. Learn two valuable tools you can use immediately. Understand the mindsets and energetics involved giving you the power to be on top of your game!
G 5, 10:30am - 12:00pm, M 1030
  Exploring Canadian Educators’ Responsibilities Regarding International and National Commitments to Indigenous Peoples
Speaker: Michelle Hawks
Session Host: Click here to volunteer to be a session host for this session?
Curriculum Focus:
Grade Level: DIV I, DIV II, DIV III, DIV IV,
Topic: This workshop unpacks the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and discusses educators’ roles in meeting commitments made to Indigenous peoples of Canada.
G 6, 10:30am - 12:00pm, M 1090
  Innovative Leadership for a Better World
Speaker: Derek Keenan
Session Host: Click here to volunteer to be a session host for this session?
Curriculum Focus:
Grade Level: DIV I, DIV II, DIV III, DIV IV,
Topic: Also presented at the Canadian Student Leadership Conference. This workshop discusses how innovation happens, harms, and how we can consciously turn the tide through learning.
G 7, 10:30am - 12:00pm, M 1040
  Managing Stress Through Self Care
Speaker: Megan Hunter
Session Host: Click here to volunteer to be a session host for this session?
Curriculum Focus:
Grade Level: DIV I, DIV II, DIV III, DIV IV,
Topic: Learn how taking care of yourself first can improve your personal wellbeing, as the wellbeing of those you’re a role model for.
G 8, 10:30am - 12:00pm, AH 116
  I Wonder...... Connecting Children’s Literature to Science Inquiry
Speaker: Geri Lorway
Session Host: Click here to volunteer to be a session host for this session?
Curriculum Focus:
Grade Level: DIV I, DIV II,
Topic: Research confirms, using literature in science class can improve student achievement. Ideas to try on Monday? You bet
G 9, 10:30am - 12:00pm, W 871
  Mini Canvases
Speaker: Elissa Willms
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Curriculum Focus:
Grade Level: DIV I, DIV II, DIV III, DIV IV,
Topic: Create the perfect seasonal gift of mini canvases to be displayed on a miniature easel. Participants will explore a variety of techniques. Materials $5.
G10, 10:30am - 12:00pm,
G11, 10:30am - 12:00pm,
G12, 10:30am - 12:00pm,
G13, 10:30am - 12:00pm,
G14, 10:30am - 12:00pm,
G15, 10:30am - 12:00pm,
G16, 10:30am - 12:00pm,
G17, 10:30am - 12:00pm,
G18, 10:30am - 12:00pm,
G19, 10:30am - 12:00pm,
G20, 10:30am - 12:00pm,
G21, 10:30am - 12:00pm,
G22, 10:30am - 12:00pm,
G23, 10:30am - 12:00pm,
G24, 10:30am - 12:00pm,
G25, 10:30am - 12:00pm,
H 1, 10:30am - 1:30pm,
H 10, 10:30am - 1:30pm,
H 2, 10:30am - 1:30pm,
H 3, 10:30am - 1:30pm,
H 4, 10:30am - 1:30pm,
H 5, 10:30am - 1:30pm,
H 6, 10:30am - 1:30pm,
H 7, 10:30am - 1:30pm,
H 8, 10:30am - 1:30pm,
H 9, 10:30am - 1:30pm,
I 1, 12:30pm -2:00pm, PE 264
  Teaching the Heart with Heart
Speaker: Dan Bateman
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: Teaching the Heart with Heart Aristotle wrote, “Educating the mind without educating the heart, is no education at all.”
I 2, 12:30pm -2:00pm, TH 141
  Frustrated and Overwhelmed to Calm and In Control
Speaker: Sheila Unique
Session Host: Click here to volunteer to be a session host for this session?
Curriculum Focus:
Grade Level: DIV I, DIV II, DIV III, DIV IV,
Topic: Stressed? Feeling drained? Harder to solve problems? Learn to be PRO-Active the Unique Approach way gaining valuable tools and transferable skills you can use immediately.
I 3, 12:30pm -2:00pm, M 1030
  Exploring the Connections between Math and Citizenship Education
Speaker: Michelle Hawks
Session Host: Click here to volunteer to be a session host for this session?
Curriculum Focus:
Grade Level: DIV I, DIV II, DIV III, DIV IV,
Topic: This interactive session provides a place for teachers to explore the connections between math and citizenship in order to alter conceptions of how our math classrooms function.
I 4, 12:30pm 2:00pm, M 1090
  Project-Based Learning as a Teaching Philosophy
Speaker: Derek Keenan
Session Host: Click here to volunteer to be a session host for this session?
Curriculum Focus:
Grade Level: DIV I, DIV II, DIV III, DIV IV,
Topic: This session takes a look at the design and implementation of effective project-based learning in any classroom environment.
I 5, 12:30pm -2:00pm, AH 116
  How Do You Teach Recall of Facts?
Speaker: Geri Lorway
Session Host: Click here to volunteer to be a session host for this session?
Curriculum Focus:
Grade Level: DIV I, DIV II, DIV III,
Topic: A common complaint: they do not know their facts. But are we teaching students how to recall and apply facts. The providing the practice tasks proven to make the difference?
I 6, 12:30pm - 2:00pm, W 871
  Simple Book Structures
Speaker: Elissa Willms
Session Host: Click here to volunteer to be a session host for this session?
Curriculum Focus:
Grade Level: DIV I, DIV II, DIV III, DIV IV,
Topic: Small books are perfect for writing projects, reviewing unit curricular content and art techniques. Create up to 4 simple sample structure. Material Fee: $5
I 7, 12:30pm - 2:00pm,
  Build Our Kids' Success (BOKS): Active Kids = Active Minds
Speaker: Shannon MacMillan
Session Host: Click here to volunteer to be a session host for this session?
Curriculum Focus:
Grade Level: DIV I, DIV II, DIV III,
Topic: This session introduces participants to BOKS, a FREE before-school, volunteer run physical activity program designed to get elementary kids moving in the morning!
I 8, 12:30pm -2:00pm,
I10, 12:30pm -2:00pm,
I11, 12:30pm -2:00pm,
I12, 12:30pm -2:00pm,
I13, 12:30pm -2:00pm,
I14, 12:30pm -2:00pm,
I15, 12:30pm -2:00pm,
I16, 12:30pm -2:00pm,
I17, 12:30pm -2:00pm,
I18, 12:30pm -2:00pm,
I19, 12:30pm -2:00pm,
I20, 12:30pm -2:00pm,