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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: Kendra-ann
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: Debra Glaister
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: Eva LeBlanc
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: Theresa Chruscinski-Demory
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: Kate Hipkin
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: Gary Frederickson
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
Session Host: Valerie Warkentin
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, L 1170A
  Fine Arts Meet & Greet
Speaker: Samuel Yamamoto and Erin George - Samuel
Session Host: Click here to volunteer to be a session host for this session?
Curriculum Focus:
Grade Level:
Topic: All Fine Arts teachers are invited to meet other specialists in the area for some snacks and camaraderie!
B11, 10:30am - 12:00pm, AH147
  Welcome to The Google
Speaker: Brad Davis
Session Host: Kelsey Anderson
Curriculum Focus:
Grade Level:
Topic: Presentation will introduce the basics of the Google Suite for Education. This is a presentation for those new to Google Suites.
B12, 10:30am - 12:00pm, L1060
  ATRF Your Pension Matters
Speaker: Marc Bisson
Session Host: Rod Lowry
Curriculum Focus:
Grade Level: DIV I, DIV II, DIV III, DIV IV,
Topic: A general overview of the teachers’ pension plan.
B13, 10:30am - 12:00pm, L1168
  Loose Parts Outdoor Play: Better play makes better schools
Speaker: Bora Kim
Session Host: Lenore Tarcon
Curriculum Focus:
Grade Level: DIV I, DIV II,
Topic: Come play with loose parts and learn how better play can make better schools.
B14, 10:30am - 12:00pm, AH117
  Interaction Orale: Exprimer, Soutenir, Argumenter
Speaker: Jennifer Parker
Session Host: Click here to volunteer to be a session host for this session?
Curriculum Focus:
Grade Level: DIV II, DIV III, DIV IV,
Topic: Offert en francais: Strategies and prompts to get your French language learner's vocabulary to the next level.
B15, 10:30am - 12:00pm, M1090
  Power to Play: A superhero-themed active living and healthy eating program
Speaker: Lee
Session Host: Click here to volunteer to be a session host for this session?
Curriculum Focus:
Grade Level: DIV I,
Topic: Join our superheroes, Brock Lee and Coco Lait on their healthy living and active living adventures. Free Resources
B16, 10:30am - 12:00pm, L1050
  Flexible Seating in a Sensory Classroom
Speaker: Mandy Chudobiak and Melissa Campbell
Session Host: Shelley Townsend
Curriculum Focus:
Grade Level: DIV I, DIV II, DIV III, DIV IV,
Topic: Explore various choices for the busy bodies in your classroom! Discussion topics will include fidgets, lighting, and sensory tools to help students succeed in inclusive classrooms.
B17, 10:30am - 12:00pm, L1170B
  Instruction and Assessment Practices for Middle School Mathematics
Speaker: Richelle Marynowski
Session Host: Click here to volunteer to be a session host for this session?
Curriculum Focus:
Grade Level: DIV II, DIV III,
Topic: Participants will be provided with practical ideas to use in their math class. Several teachers will be sharing practices that they have used in their classes.
B18, 10:30am - 12:00pm, PE275
  Partnerships - Accessing Academic Research to Enrich Classroom Practice
Speaker: Aaron Stout - Panel Discussion
Session Host: Click here to volunteer to be a session host for this session?
Curriculum Focus:
Grade Level: DIV II, DIV III, DIV IV,
Topic: Within the confines of a 15 min. mini-talk, a panel of University of Lethbridge professors will share research that directly applies to the Alberta Program of Study.
B19, 10:30am - 12:00pm, PE250
  What's New In Books? The K-5 Edition
Speaker: Kari Tanaka and Becky Colbeck
Session Host: Michelle Dimnik
Curriculum Focus:
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!
B20, 10:30am-12:00pm, L1170G
  I have a new ESL student. Now What?
Speaker: David Fuller
Session Host: Jennifer Giles
Curriculum Focus:
Grade Level: DIV I, DIV II, DIV III,
Topic: Discover the first steps towards healthy integration, school settlement, and explore resources for supporting newcomer students in your classroom.
B21, 10:30am - 12:00pm, PE040
  Project Wet - Educating about Alberta's water made easy!
Speaker: Jane Price
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: Enjoy fun, hands-on, cooperative learning activities, while experiencing how this high quality instructional resource can help you educate youth in or out of the classroom.
B22, 10:30am - 12:00pm, AH118
  Curriculum Development Update
Speaker: ATA PD Executive Staff
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: Curriculum & Pedagogy, Professional Issues K, Gr 1-4, Gr 5-6, Gr 7-9, Gr 10-12
B23, 10:30am - 12:00pm, L1170
  Indigenous Alberta: The Footsteps of Our Ancestors
Speaker: ATA PD Executive Staff
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: Education for Reconciliation
B24, 10:30am - 12:00pm, AH176
  Learning with the Brain in Mind
Speaker: Association Instructor
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: Curriculum & Pedagogy
B25, 10:30am - 12:00pm, TH373
  Harassment, Sexual Harassment and Youth
Speaker: Pamela Dos Ramos
Session Host: Click here to volunteer to be a session host for this session?
Curriculum Focus:
Grade Level: DIV III, DIV IV,
Topic: Harassment and bullying, including cyber bullying, among youth has serious emotional and academic consequences. Teach youth about healthy interactions and legal responsibilities.
C 1, 10:30am - 1:30pm, TH 204
  Mindful Essentials for Educators
Speaker: Donna Freeman
Session Host: Josie
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, M 1040
  Uncomplicating Climate Change for your Classroom
Speaker: Cayley Webber
Session Host: Click here to volunteer to be a session host for this session?
Curriculum Focus:
Grade Level: DIV II, DIV III, DIV IV,
Topic: Learn the practical and proven approach to climate change education, developed in classrooms in Alberta. Get the science, the tools, and the support you and your students need.
C 4, 10:30am - 1:30pm, TH 277
  Black Holes and the Event Horizon Telescope
Speaker: Ryan Beck
Session Host: Click here to volunteer to be a session host for this session?
Curriculum Focus:
Grade Level: DIV IV,
Topic: We will share hands on activities from the Perimeter Institute that physics 20/30 teachers can use in their classrooms the following Monday.
C 5, 10:30am - 1:30pm, PE 020
  Living Your Dream Becoming a TEACHER !
Speaker: Peter McWhir
Session Host: Click here to volunteer to be a session host for this session?
Curriculum Focus:
Grade Level:
Topic: For new teachers this session will give you support and encouragement with numerous creative, original resources & proven humorous strategies. Ongoing online help in Word available
C 6, 10:30am - 1:30pm, TH 173
  Taking Back YOUR Story
Speaker: Courtney Cann
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: Teaching sometimes means being ON all the time, which often results in losing hold of who we truly are. Come to rediscover who YOU are and what YOUR story is.
C 7, 10:30am-2:00pm, Bus at Tim Horton Door
  Field Trip Bus Crawl
Speaker: Steve Leger
Session Host: Click here to volunteer to be a session host for this session?
Curriculum Focus:
Grade Level: DIV II, DIV III, DIV IV,
Topic: Interested in discovering and learning more about some local field trip options? In this session you will visit several local field trip destinations.
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 10, 12:30pm -2:00pm, AH147
D 2, 12:30pm -2:00pm, PE 127
  True Story? Teachers in Film, TV, and Online
Speaker: Dr. Mario Trono
Session Host: Leslie Wolowidnyk-Vogel
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: Debra Glaister
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
  911! Hot Topics in Assessment
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: Explore hot topics in assessment and consider how the fundamentals of sound assessment practice can lead the conversation - and maybe even put out some fires in your staffroom!
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: Shelley Townsend
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: Vern Tellefson
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, AH 117
  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 and Deanna Jager
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, L1168
  Risky play: Not a risk
Speaker: Bora Kim
Session Host: Click here to volunteer to be a session host for this session?
Curriculum Focus:
Grade Level: DIV I, DIV II,
Topic: Risky play is not a risk but a benefit to children. Learn about what research says about risky play and how to support children in taking safe risks in a school setting.
D13, 12:30pm -2:00pm, PE040
  Tackling Community Issues in the Classroom: Designing Projects for Change!
Speaker: Leah Ettarh
Session Host: Click here to volunteer to be a session host for this session?
Curriculum Focus:
Grade Level: DIV II, DIV III,
Topic: Community organizations make an impact everyday: now students can too! Students will learn to analyse a problem, and become active global citizens, using this authentic method!
D14, 12:30 - 2:00pm, L1060
  Active Problem Solving
Speaker: Erin Houston
Session Host: Shantel Mohrmann
Curriculum Focus:
Grade Level: DIV II, DIV III,
Topic: Get your students up and moving with their math. Join us for rich active problem solving that you can use in your classroom.
D15, 12:30pm 2:00pm, L1170G
  Literature Literacy through Drama Immersion in Upper Elementary
Speaker: Mary Combs
Session Host: Patty Butler
Curriculum Focus:
Grade Level: DIV II,
Topic: Teaching literacy is difficult at any time, but by using drama immersion, classic stories can come alive.
D16, 12:30pm -2:00pm, PE275
  Looking Ahead: Planning for Retirement
Speaker: Alberta Retired Teachers' Association
Session Host: Kate Hipkin
Curriculum Focus:
Grade Level: DIV I, DIV II, DIV III, DIV IV,
Topic: Approaching retirement? Join us for a presentation given by retired teachers, on key information on your pension and benefits plans in retirement.
D17, 12:30pm -2:00pm, PE250
  What's New In Books? The 6-12 Edition
Speaker: Kari Tanaka and Becky Colbeck
Session Host: Josie Rahim
Curriculum Focus:
Grade Level: DIV II, 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!
D18, 12:30pm -2:00pm, L1170B
  Puzzles and Problems in the K-12 Math Classroom
Speaker: Richelle Marynowski
Session Host: Louise Knodel
Curriculum Focus:
Grade Level: DIV I, DIV II, DIV III, DIV IV,
Topic: This session offers ideas from a panel of teachers who have implemented puzzles and problems in their classrooms. They will offer ideas and suggestions for other teachers.
D19, 12:30pm -2:00pm, L1050
  Supporting High School Completion: A Tool Kit for Success
Speaker: Cynthia Parr
Session Host: Kris Van Wieren
Curriculum Focus:
Grade Level: DIV II, DIV III, DIV IV,
Topic: A Tool Kit For Success resource offers a process to support schools in working with youth at risk of not completing high school. At every point along the continuum of risk from prevention, to identification, to intervention and specialised supports, this resource guides schools and school teams in the collaborative process of supporting students as they work towards high school completion.
D1O, 12:30pm -2:00pm, AH147
  DISCOVERING ELEMENTARY MATHEMATICS PROFESSIONAL LEARNING (EMPLO)
Speaker: Terry Freeman
Session Host: Click here to volunteer to be a session host for this session?
Curriculum Focus:
Grade Level: DIV I, DIV II,
Topic: Working with the EMPLO site.
D20, 12:30pm -2:00pm, C740
  Let's Talk Science: Hands-on Science Activities For Your Middle and/or High School Classroom
Speaker: Ute Wieden-Kothe and Helena Danyk
Session Host: Click here to volunteer to be a session host for this session?
Curriculum Focus:
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 free hands-on activities in high schools and on the U of L campus.
D21, 12:30pm -2:00pm, AH118
  The 411 on the TQS: What Teachers Need to Know About the New Teaching Quality Standard
Speaker: ATA PD Executive Staff
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: Professional Issues
D22, 12:30pm -2:00pm, L1170A
  Questions School Principals Ask Member Services
Speaker: ATA MS Executive Staff Officer (TBD)
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: Leadership & Admin, Professional Issues
D23, 12:30pm -2:00pm, L1170
  The Blanket Exercise
Speaker: ATA PD Executive Staff
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: Education for Reconciliation
D25, 12:30pm -2:00pm, AH175
  Media Consumption and Voting Participation of Alberta Youth
Speaker: Jonathan Teghtmeyer
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: Professional Issues, Social Studies
D26, 12:30pm - 2:00pm, AH176
  Creating a Technology Infused Classroom
Speaker: Association Instructor
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: Curriculum & Pedagogy, Technology
D27, 12:30pm - 2:00pm, TH373
  Our World, Our Communities, Our Classrooms: Embracing Diverse Perspectives
Speaker: Pamela Dos Ramos
Session Host: Kendra-ann
Curriculum Focus:
Grade Level: DIV III, DIV IV,
Topic: Classrooms are dynamic environments for truly embracing multiple perspectives. Students from diverse backgrounds bring multiple worldviews. Gain practical tools to appreciate them.
DE1, 12:30pm - 3:30pm, M 1060
  Connecting Science To The Real World And The Real World To Science
Speaker: Barry Edgar
Session Host: Steven Wornell
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: Vern Tellefson
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
  Don't Let the Tail Wag the Dog
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: Regardless of your reporting system, teachers are always able to employ effective assessment practices to support student learning.
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: Lenore Tarcon
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: Shelley Townsend
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, TH 143
  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, TH 277
  Fostering Your School Culture Through Sport
Speaker: Toby Boulet
Session Host: Gary Frederickson
Curriculum Focus:
Grade Level: DIV III, DIV IV,
Topic: This workshop will provide and help the development of specific plans to use sport and athletics at various levels in your school to build and enrich school culture.
E11, 2:30pm - 4:00pm, AH117
  The Balanced Learning Concept
Speaker: Craig Ward
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: The Balanced Classroom concept from CDI Spaces features a classroom environment suited for all learning styles as well as the desired teaching style of the educator.
E12, 2:30pm - 4:00pm, L1168
  Teacher Tales: The Battle to Build a Healthy School
Speaker: Lyndsey Spring
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: Tried and true approaches to embedding wellness within a school culture and resources to keep moving forward from local teacher health champions.
E13, 2:30pm - 4:00pm, PE 110
  Evaluating fundamental movement skills in children
Speaker: Simon Schaerz
Session Host: Click here to volunteer to be a session host for this session?
Curriculum Focus:
Grade Level: DIV I, DIV II,
Topic: Fundamental movement skills (FMS) are crucial for success in sports and lifelong involvement in physical activity. This session will focus on ways educators can evaluate FMS
E14, 2:30pm - 4:00pm, M1090
  How to be an Environmental Educator (no matter who or what you teach)
Speaker: Paige Rosner
Session Host: Click here to volunteer to be a session host for this session?
Curriculum Focus:
Grade Level: DIV II, DIV III, DIV IV,
Topic: Explore how teachers from any grade or specialty can incorporate Environmental Education into their teaching practice. Includes: local resources, example activities, stats, etc.
E15, 2:30pm - 4:00pm, W 480
  Building Your Toolkit in the Music Room
Speaker: Stacy Skretting
Session Host: Click here to volunteer to be a session host for this session?
Curriculum Focus:
Grade Level: DIV I, DIV II,
Topic: Come participate in user friendly music literacy activities that teach curricular objectives and engage students. Perfect for the Generalist.
E16, 2:30pm-4:00pm, L1170G
  Including ELLs in your Elementary Drama Productions
Speaker: David Fuller
Session Host: Click here to volunteer to be a session host for this session?
Curriculum Focus:
Grade Level: DIV I, DIV II,
Topic: In this session we will explore ways to include your emerging, intermediate and proficient ELLs into your class- and school-based drama productions.
E17, 2:30pm - 4:00pm, L1170B
  U of L Curriculum Lab: What Sources Do We Recommend?
Speaker: Beth Cormier
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: There are too many quality teaching resources and not enough time to explore them all! Enjoy some time to interact with print and digital sources relevant to your teaching context.
E18, 2:30pm - 4:00pm, L1050
  Working Together to Support Mental Health: A Strength Based Approach
Speaker: Cynthia Parr
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: A strength-based approach shifts the focus from the prevention of specific problems to a more positive, holistic view of child and youth development. Through this session we will work to develop shared understandings around mental health language, the impact of mental health on brain development and learning and how strength based approaches in schools support an overall culture of wellness.
E19, 2:30pm - 4:00pm, AH147
  Why we use PowerPoint (instead of Word) to create EVERYTHING.
Speaker: Tacy Olson
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: Time saving tips and tricks for using Microsoft PowerPoint to create worksheets, tests, charts, centers, and more.
E20, 2:30pm - 4:00pm, PE 020
  One More Successful Day in the Life of the Guest Teacher !
Speaker: Peter McWhir
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 will help you get over the trials and tribulations as a Guest Teacher & provide numerous (36)proven strategies that will give you support and encouragement to carry on
E21, 2:30pm - 4:00pm, South Gym
  Collaborative Physical Education for Everyone
Speaker: Jonathan Dick
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: Participants will have the opportunity to collaboratively engage in hands on learning/sharing of favorite PE activities/games.
E22, 2:30pm - 4:00pm, TH201
  Building Executive Functioning in Early Childhood Classrooms
Speaker: Isabelle Plomp and Lynn Wytrykusz
Session Host: Debra Glaister
Curriculum Focus:
Grade Level: DIV I,
Topic: Executive functioning is a critical component in learning and life success. Practical classroom activities that build executive functioning in young children will be presented.
E23, 2:30pm - 4:00pm, PE261
E24, 2:30pm - 4:00pm, AH 118
  The Principal’s Role in Supporting TQS Implementation
Speaker: ATA PD Executive Staff
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: Leadership & Admin, Professional Issues
E25, 2:30pm - 4:00pm, L1170A
  Professional Conduct is in Order
Speaker: ATA MS Executive Staff Officer (TBD)
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: Professional Issues
E26, 2:30pm-4:00pm, AH175
  Ahead By A Century- Learning from the Past, Inspiring the Future
Speaker: Greg Jeffery
Session Host: Katherine Pritchard
Curriculum Focus:
Grade Level: DIV I, DIV II, DIV III, DIV IV,
Topic: Keynote, Professional Issues
E27, 2:30pm-4:00pm, L1170
  Creating Compassionate Classrooms
Speaker: Shelley Magnusson
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: Professional Issues, Inclusive Education
E28, 2:30pm-4:00pm, AH176
  Make Me a Maker: Fostering a Maker Mentality in Your School
Speaker: Association Instructor
Session Host: Ben Kubik
Curriculum Focus:
Grade Level: DIV I, DIV II, DIV III, DIV IV,
Topic: Curriculum & Pedagogy, Technology
E29, 12:30pm - 2:00pm, TH373
  Truth and Reconciliation: ArtShare Project
Speaker: Pamela Dos Ramos
Session Host: Click here to volunteer to be a session host for this session?
Curriculum Focus:
Grade Level: DIV III, DIV IV,
Topic: Art Project between Tatsikiisaapo'p Middle School, Kainai Board of Education and Sir John Franklin Middle School, Calgary Board of Education evolves into other collaborations.
E30, 2:30pm - 4:00pm, TH 173
  Bringing Nature into the Classroom
Speaker: Sarah Downey
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 about ways you can bring Nature into the classroom. Be some of the first to learn about a new Watershed Video Conference Alberta Parks is developing with Oldman Watershed.
I 25, 12:30p - 2:00pm, L1170B
  You mean I get a choice in what I get to do in math!
Speaker: Lon Bosch and Ron Pisoni
Session Host: Click here to volunteer to be a session host for this session?
Curriculum Focus:
Grade Level: DIV III,
Topic: This session will explore the tiering of content; specifically questions used in a grade 7/8 math environment.

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: Josie Rahim
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: Eva LeBlanc
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: Kate Hipkin
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
Session Host: Leslie Wolowidnyk-Vogel
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, TH 201
  Visual Journaling Through the Arts
Speaker: Jessica Lysak
Session Host: Lenore Tarcon
Curriculum Focus:
Grade Level: DIV I, DIV II,
Topic: Division 1 and 2 Visual Journals focused on core curricular outcomes while incorporating fine arts.
G11, 10:30am - 12:00pm, TH277
  CRM at the High School Level
Speaker: Ken Pon
Session Host: Click here to volunteer to be a session host for this session?
Curriculum Focus:
Grade Level: DIV IV,
Topic: CRM at the high school level
G12, 10:30am - 12:00pm, PE020
  Social Citizens - Navigating Social Media
Speaker: Nancy Smith
Session Host: Shantel Mohrmann
Curriculum Focus:
Grade Level: DIV II, DIV III, DIV IV,
Topic: How to Navigate the Changing Digital Landscape and Raise Responsible and Safe Kids
G13, 10:30am - 12:00pm, M1060
  Empower Youth to Have Healthy Relationships (building skills)
Speaker: Carlia Schwab
Session Host: Click here to volunteer to be a session host for this session?
Curriculum Focus:
Grade Level: DIV III, DIV IV,
Topic: Educators will come away with samples of course curriculum which empowers youth to use their skills and power in positive ways, specifically in building healthy youth relationships
G14, 10:30am - 12:00pm, PE275
  Students who struggle with reading K to 2
Speaker: Carrie Forster
Session Host: Valerie Warkentin
Curriculum Focus:
Grade Level: DIV I,
Topic: Students will easily learn 600 sight words, visualize for recall, learn related body movement, increase reading, and expand reading fluency. Whether you have a kindergartener who is falling behind or an older child who is working too hard on reading, the right-brained teaching resources and tips will help your child be successful!
G15, 10:30am - 12:00pm, L1050
  Cultivating Critical Thinking through a Growth Mindset in High School Social Studies
Speaker: Craig Findlay
Session Host: Click here to volunteer to be a session host for this session?
Curriculum Focus:
Grade Level: DIV III, DIV IV,
Topic: The session will explore ways to merge a growth mindset with critical and creative thinking attributes in a high school social studies classroom.
G16, 10:30am - 12:00pm, TH 143
  All Fun and Games: No Eye Protection Required
Speaker: Alan Riewe
Session Host: Linda Andre
Curriculum Focus:
Grade Level: DIV I, DIV II,
Topic: A collaborative community for the sharing of math games for Elementary teachers
G17, 10:30am - 12:00pm, PE250
  Anxiety in the Primary Classroom
Speaker: Laurie Wright
Session Host: Tina Wong
Curriculum Focus:
Grade Level: DIV I,
Topic: Identify the five main types of anxiety and help your students work to overcome it.
G18, 10:30am - 12:00pm, L1170G
  Canada's Secret Shame: Human Trafficking
Speaker: Joy Smith c/o Stephanie Anderson
Session Host: Click here to volunteer to be a session host for this session?
Curriculum Focus:
Grade Level: DIV II, DIV III, DIV IV,
Topic: Equip yourself to recognize if one of your students is being groomed, recruited, or trafficked for sexual acts right here in Alberta. Make a difference in this social issue.
G19, 10:30am - 12:00pm, TH241
  Mathematical Conversation
Speaker: Jay Bright
Session Host: Click here to volunteer to be a session host for this session?
Curriculum Focus:
Grade Level: DIV I, DIV II,
Topic: Exploring concepts of mathematical conversation to development students thinking: noticing, articulating, representing and contextualizing number concepts and operations.
G20, 10:30am - 12:00pm, PE261
  Getting Past the Pain of the PAT
Speaker: Sigmund Brouwer
Session Host: Kendra-ann
Curriculum Focus:
Grade Level: DIV II, DIV III,
Topic: Author Sigmund Brouwer shares tips and advice on how to compliment what you are already doing in the classroom to help your students prepare for the PAT.
G21, 10:30am - 12:00pm, PE040
  Simplifying Instruction in a Multi-graded Classroom
Speaker: Rob Ficiur
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: How can I teach all these grades at once? Nothing in my university training prepared me for this?
G22, 10:30am - 12:00pm, AH147
  Beginners Start Here: Getting Going with Google
Speaker: Michelle Armstrong
Session Host: John Loree
Curriculum Focus:
Grade Level: DIV I, DIV II, DIV III, DIV IV,
Topic: Are you new to Google and GSuite? Join me for an introductory walk-thru of Google Drive, Docs and the entire GSuite of tools.
G23, 10:30am - 12:00pm, AH117
  Science 101 for Div I
Speaker: Ed Kusmirski (Alberta Science Network)
Session Host: Debra Glaister
Curriculum Focus:
Grade Level: DIV I,
Topic: Hands on science experiments from selected Div I curriculum units for you to complete in a station to station format.
G24, 10:30am - 12:00pm, AH118
  The Bargaining Process – A New Playing Field
Speaker: ATA TW Executive Staff Officer
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: Professional Issues
G25, 10:30am - 12:00pm, L1170B
  Indigenous Ways of Knowing
Speaker: ATA PD Executive Staff
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: Education for Reconciliation
G26, 10:30am - 12:00pm, AH175
  Promoting the Success of Immigrant Students
Speaker: Association Instructor
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: Inclusive Education
G27, 10:30am - 12:00pm, AH176
  Rethinking School Suspensions—A Toolkit of Alternatives
Speaker: Association Instructor
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: Leadership & Admin, Professional Issues
GH1, 9:00am - 4:00pm, Castle Mountain
  Castle Mountain School Ski Trips Level 1
Speaker: Castle Mountain Resort Staff
Session Host: Click here to volunteer to be a session host for this session?
Curriculum Focus:
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.
GH2, 9:00am - 4:00pm, Castle Mountain
  Castle Mountain School Ski Trips Level 2
Speaker: Castle Mountain Resort Staff
Session Host: Click here to volunteer to be a session host for this session?
Curriculum Focus:
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 chaperoning your school ski trip and pedagogical strategies for instructing students. Level 2 picks up where Level 1 left off. Once you are booked, set up, and understand how the lessons work. Now what?
H 1, 10:30am - 1:30pm, M 1035
  Teachers as Story Catchers In the Studio Classroom – Making Literacy Learning Visible
Speaker: Paula Matikainen
Session Host: Barbara Ann Hession
Curriculum Focus:
Grade Level: DIV II,
Topic: We will take you on a journey through the Studio Classroom while sharing processes, proven literacy strategies using mentor texts and equip you with a literacy toolbox.
H 2, 10:30am - 1:30pm, TH 173
  Retire to the Life You Design
Speaker: Barbara Cavers
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 guides you through a personal process to help design your retirement with a blend of activities that meets your physical, mental, emotional and social needs.
H 3, 10:30am - 1:30pm, W 401
  Improvisation to Performance & Script Development
Speaker: Peter McWhir
Session Host: Click here to volunteer to be a session host for this session?
Curriculum Focus:
Grade Level: DIV III, DIV IV,
Topic: This is an active, practical session designed to give you as many ideas as possible using Improv. et al to develop a successful, working script.
I 1, 12:30pm -2:00pm, PE 264
  Teaching the Heart with Heart
Speaker: Dan Bateman
Session Host: Tina Wong
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: Josie Rahim
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: Debra Glaister
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: Shelley Townsend
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, PE250
  The Creation of Anxiety
Speaker: Kathy Penner
Session Host: Eva LeBlanc
Curriculum Focus:
Grade Level: DIV III, DIV IV,
Topic: In this session we will explore the origins of anxiety as a Mental Illness and how our society has promoted it.
I 8, 12:30pm -2:00pm, TH 277
  Assessment? Elementary, My Dear Mozart!
Speaker: Angie Turk
Session Host: Click here to volunteer to be a session host for this session?
Curriculum Focus:
Grade Level: DIV I, DIV II,
Topic: Hands on session for music specialists and classroom teachers teaching music. Engaging, easy-to-use assessments will be shared and created.
I10, 12:30pm -2:00pm, TH 201
  Visual Journaling Through the Arts
Speaker: Jessica Lysak
Session Host: Lenore Tarcon
Curriculum Focus:
Grade Level: DIV I, DIV II,
Topic: Division 1 and 2 Visual Journals focused on core curricular outcomes while incorporating fine arts.
I11, 12:30pm -2:00pm, M1060
  Empower Youth to Promote Respect in School
Speaker: Carlia Schwab
Session Host: Click here to volunteer to be a session host for this session?
Curriculum Focus:
Grade Level: DIV II, DIV III, DIV IV,
Topic: Educators will learn the fundamentals of healthy schools, and come away with information and interactive activities that will equip students to become bullying prevention leaders.
I12, 12:30pm -2:00pm, TH241
  Number Sense 101
Speaker: Jay Bright
Session Host: Linda Andre
Curriculum Focus:
Grade Level: DIV I,
Topic: The 4 early numeracy concepts and the 4 number sense relationships that build number sense in children, and practical applications for the elementary classroom.
I13, 12:30pm -2:00pm, PE261
  It Rocks To Be A Story Ninja
Speaker: Sigmund Brouwer
Session Host: Sarah Linton
Curriculum Focus:
Grade Level: DIV I, DIV II,
Topic: use the power of story to motivate and inspire writing from students of all levels
I14, 12:30pm -2:00pm, L1050
  Fighting Fake News: Help Students Battle Misinformation
Speaker: Joel Bryant
Session Host: Click here to volunteer to be a session host for this session?
Curriculum Focus:
Grade Level: DIV III, DIV IV,
Topic: Learn about the numerous forms that misinformation takes in today's complex information landscape and how to equip students with the tools to separate fact from fiction.
I15, 12:30pm -2:00pm, PE040
  Less is More: Increasing Student Learning while Reducing Teacher Workload
Speaker: Rob Ficiur
Session Host: Jennifer Giles
Curriculum Focus:
Grade Level: DIV I, DIV II, DIV III,
Topic: Less is More Philosophy goes against the current reality of teachers workload and demands. Students can learn more content while doing fewer traditional assignments. Teachers can reduce their workload and increase their effectiveness. This session focuses on strategies that can work in any classroom.
I16, 12:30pm - 2:00pm, M1040
  Teacher's Claymation Toolkit
Speaker: Jeff Milner
Session Host: Click here to volunteer to be a session host for this session?
Curriculum Focus:
Grade Level: DIV II, DIV III, DIV IV,
Topic: Learn the basics of stop-motion animation and claymation. Bring a Plasticine creation to life using your iPad, iPhone or Android device and a free app.
I17, 12:30pm -2:00pm, AH117
  Science 101 for Div II
Speaker: Ed Kusmirski (Alberta Science Network)
Session Host: Click here to volunteer to be a session host for this session?
Curriculum Focus:
Grade Level: DIV II,
Topic: Hands on science experiments from selected Div II curriculum units for you to complete in a station to station format.
I18, 12:30pm -2:00pm, AH147
  Web Based and WOW!
Speaker: Michelle Armstrong
Session Host: Steven Wornell
Curriculum Focus:
Grade Level: DIV I, DIV II, DIV III, DIV IV,
Topic: Got Chromebooks? Or just want to learn about some awesome web-based tools you can start using in your classrooms right now? Explore the power of the web!
I19, 12:30pm -2:00pm, PE275
  The Other Side of the Door
Speaker: Bill Fraser
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, offered by representatives of ARTA, seeks to answer questions teachers may have who are considering retirement sometime in the next five or so years.
I20, 12:30pm -2:00pm, TH143
  B.A.C.A. (Bikers Against Child Abuse)
Speaker: Coach
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: Our Mission is very narrow, we empower children of abuse! We will be speaking to the teachers about the Canadian statistics of abuse and how we help our wounded friends.
I21, 12:30pm - 2:00pm:30pm - 2:00pm, AH118
  Teacher Time – What is it and how do I count it?
Speaker: ATA TW Executive Staff Officer
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: Leadership & Admin, Professional Issues
I22, 12:30pm - 2:00pm, L1170B
  Collective Memories: Braiding Our Stories Through History
Speaker: ATA PD Executive Staff
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: Education for Reconciliation
I23, 12:30pm - 2:00pm, AH175
  Classroom Management- What Works?
Speaker: Association Instructor
Session Host: Kendra-ann
Curriculum Focus:
Grade Level: DIV I, DIV II, DIV III, DIV IV,
Topic: Professional Issues
I24, 12:30pm - 2:00pm, AH176
  Coaching to Support Inclusion
Speaker: Association Instructor
Session Host: Click here to volunteer to be a session host for this session?
Curriculum Focus:
Grade Level: DIV I, DIV II, DIV IV,
Topic: Leadership & Admin, Inclusive Education
I25, 12:30pm - 2:00pm, M1040
  Mathematics 30-1 and Mathematics 30-2 - Program Update
Speaker: Alberta Education Math Team Member
Session Host: Click here to volunteer to be a session host for this session?
Curriculum Focus:
Grade Level: DIV IV,
Topic: Mathematics 30-1 and Mathematics 30-2 - Program Update and the Development of Written-Response Classroom Assessments