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Thursday, October 3
 

7:00pm

Registration and Dinner
Thursday October 3, 2019 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Plaza 1 & Plaza 2

8:00pm

 
Friday, October 4
 

8:00am

Networking Breakfast
Friday October 4, 2019 8:00am - 9:00am
Plaza 1 & Plaza 2

9:00am

Workshop Sessions
You will spend a day with your BTC Teacher Team as they share their experience, passion and
enthusiasm for education. Throughout the day, they will share their tips, tricks and best practices for
creating engaging and positive learning environments and they will give you practical strategies for
lesson planning, assessment and management that you can start using Monday morning. You will leave
connected to peers who teach similar grade levels/courses and have others who you can continue to
reach out to in the coming year for advice, support and encouragement.

Participants will be grouped with other teachers who have similar teaching assignments/work with
students in similar grade levels. Room assignments will be provided when you check in at the registration desk.

Friday October 4, 2019 9:00am - 3:45pm

10:25am

Coffee Break
Friday October 4, 2019 10:25am - 10:40am

11:40am

Lunch
Friday October 4, 2019 11:40am - 12:45pm
Plaza 1 & Plaza 2

1:45pm

Coffee Break
Friday October 4, 2019 1:45pm - 2:00pm

3:30pm

Social and Fabulous Prizes
Friday October 4, 2019 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Plaza 1 & Plaza 2
 
Saturday, October 5
 

8:00am

Networking Breakfast
Saturday October 5, 2019 8:00am - 8:30am
Plaza 1 & Plaza 2

8:30am

Learning Disabilities: Critical Concepts (K–12)
Limited Capacity seats available

This session provides insight into the neurodevelopmental basis of learning disabilities. The different sub-types of reading, writing and mathematics disabilities will be reviewed along with implications for remediation strategies. Literacy skills in typically developing students will be contrasted with skills development in students showing signs of learning disabilities/disorders. The impact of co-existing conditions like executive skills deficits, ADHD and anxiety will also be discussed. Teachers will gain a more complete understanding of LDs and their remediation, informed by current and emerging research.

Speakers
avatar for Ashely McPherson

Ashely McPherson

Teacher and Resource Development, Centre for Literacy
Ashley McPherson is a teacher and resource developer at the Centre for Literacy. She offers intensive reading remediation for students of all ages in French and English. Before the Centre for Literacy, she taught grades one and two at a Francophone school. Ashley was nominated for... Read More →


Saturday October 5, 2019 8:30am - 9:40am
Plaza 2

8:30am

To Behave or Not to Behave (K–12)
Limited Capacity filling up

This workshop will provide educators with the skill sets and training required to work successfully with students displaying behavioural challenges. The presentation is a strength-based, proactive approach intended to provide educators with an understanding of the positive behaviour strategies essential to working with students with severe emotional and behavioural challenges. Keeping students and staff safe begins with educators acquiring knowledge and understanding students' behaviour as well as their own. The application and analysis of this knowledge can then be implemented to successfully create a safe classroom and a safe school. A broad range of lesson plans and visual supports are provided for the immediate application of the positive behaviour strategies into classrooms and schools.


Saturday October 5, 2019 8:30am - 9:40am
Plaza 1

8:30am

Big 5 Ideas of Reading Strategies to Help Those Who Struggle with Reading (K–3)
Limited Capacity seats available

Students with disabilities tend to have difficulty in several areas of reading. Research has shown that students struggle with the foundation of text or letter sounds; while others struggle with their fluency skills or their reading comprehension skills. Students who struggle with reading have a deficit in one or more areas of the reading instruction components. Research has shown it is critical for students to learn how to read early in their schooling. Carrie Forster will present on the five basic reading skills including phonemic awareness, phonics, vocabulary, fluency, and comprehension. In the presentation, she will explain each reading component area (phonemic awareness, phonics, vocabulary, fluency, and comprehension), along with skills and strategies that will benefit students who struggle with reading. Educators who have a strong understanding of the essential areas of reading, in addition to utilizing research-based reading strategies, will help improve reading skills for students with disabilities.

Speakers

Saturday October 5, 2019 8:30am - 9:40am
Plaza 4

8:30am

Language Arts in the Middle (4–9)
Limited Capacity full

Semantics, both a joy and a curse. It can muddle the foundations of strong language instruction. Are you using Balanced Literacy, Comprehensive Literacy, Optimal Learning Model, DEAR, SEAR, LLI, Guided Reading, CAFE, Literacy Place, Culkin's Writing, Writers Workshops, 6 traits, FOMO? Do you not even know what these acronyms stand for? Let's weed through all the semantics and discover a framework for strong language instruction that will be engaging for students, yourself, and transferable beyond Language Arts classes.

Speakers

Saturday October 5, 2019 8:30am - 9:40am
Garden Court 1

8:30am

Enhancing Social & Emotional Well-Being through Daily Physical Activity (K–12)
Limited Capacity seats available

Social-emotional learning skills are foundational to students’ success in school, work, and life. Students who are physically active also have enhancements in attention, cognition, and overall school attendance which supports their success in life. Ever Active Schools has developed a Social & Emotional Well-Being Booster Kit that enhances the development of social-emotional learning while supporting the DPA initiative in your classroom. Try an activity as a brain booster or end off a class with movement to support your students' social and emotional skills!

Speakers
AP

Adam Pratt

Ever Active Schools


Saturday October 5, 2019 8:30am - 9:40am
Plaza 5

8:30am

Indigenous Mapping & Relationships: Connection to Land, Stories, and People (K–12)
Limited Capacity seats available

Did you know that Indigenous mapping is fundamentally based on relationships? During this session, you will critically examine the ways in which history and geography have been taught and learned, and consider new pedagogies that honour Indigenous knowledge systems. This session will allow participants to explore the Indigenous Peoples Atlas of Canada giant floor map.

Speakers
avatar for Melissa Purcell

Melissa Purcell

Professional Development, Indigenous Education, Alberta Teachers' Association
Melissa Purcell is Dene and a member of Smith's Landing First Nation in Treaty 8 territory. She is an Executive Staff Officer, Professional Development, Indigenous Education with the Alberta Teachers’ Association and is the team lead for the Walking Together: Education for Reconciliation... Read More →


Saturday October 5, 2019 8:30am - 9:40am
Plaza 3

8:30am

Come and Play with Kindergarten Math (K–1)
Limited Capacity seats available

Teachers need time to explore a variety of math manipulatives common to Kindergarten and grade one classrooms. Learn how one experienced teacher weaves exploration with large and small group activities and math problem solving.

Speakers

Saturday October 5, 2019 8:30am - 9:40am
Whitehorn

8:30am

Et si enseigner les maths était une source de plaisir… (K–9)
Limited Capacity seats available

Vous êtes débutant ou nouvellement arrivé en Alberta? Alors, bien comprendre le programme d'études et ses nuances pourra réduire votre stress: ce qu'il faut mémoriser versus ce qu'il faut comprendre, le concret versus l'imagé versus le symbolique, la pratique versus le jeu. Afin d'augmenter votre plaisir d'enseigner les maths, nous discuterons d'approches possibles. Et afin de diminuer l'anxiété des élèves en maths, des activités et des ressources vous seront proposées tout en touchant à l'acquisition de la langue française.

Speakers
avatar for Renee Michaud

Renee Michaud

Consultant, RLM Consulting
Renée taught science and math for several years in French and English in Alberta. She is now a consultant and provides professional development on demand in Alberta and beyond. Renée received her Explore Learning certification a decade ago when Gizmos were provided through Learn... Read More →


Saturday October 5, 2019 8:30am - 9:40am
Temple

8:30am

Hands-On Activities in Mathematics Classrooms (9–12)
Limited Capacity seats available

Too often we get caught up in the algebra when it comes to higher level mathematics. We forget that even our most advanced learners need to explore patterns in interesting, hands-on ways. In this session, we will build recognizable graphs, make statistical inferences, and complete familiar calculations that result from active participation in measurement activities.

Speakers

Saturday October 5, 2019 8:30am - 9:40am
Horizons East

8:30am

Historical Teaching (9–12)
Limited Capacity seats available

Having recently attended a national institute on historical thinking, Jennifer Williams will share some of the tips and lesson plans she received at the seminars. There will also be some lesson ideas from Facing History and Ourselves related to the teaching of Residential Schools and Reconciliation. This session is focused on Social Studies.


Saturday October 5, 2019 8:30am - 9:40am
Pineridge

8:30am

Coding in the Classroom (K–4)
Limited Capacity seats available

Coding requires computational thinking, which is embedded throughout the Alberta Curriculum. As a result of this, educators can incorporate code into learning for all curriculum areas. The task can consist of journals, interactive stories, literature retells, and so on. Fortunately, Cori Braun is here to share with you a number of apps, software and guides that have been produced that make the subject matter of coding easy to grasp for young learners. You'll find something to help enhance your classroom program and move your students forward in their learning.

Speakers

Saturday October 5, 2019 8:30am - 9:40am
Rundle

8:30am

Survival Tips for the CTF & CTS Classroom (5–12)
Limited Capacity seats available

If you are a CTF or CTS teacher, then this session is for you! Teaching the complimentary classes can be very different from teaching core academic classes. It brings with it a different set of lesson plans, organizational skills, classroom management skills, assessment, resources and never-ending projects requiring their own sets of tools, equipment and materials, and let's not forget about the health and safety component! Join Deb to review some basic survival tips and skills to help you get through some of the more challenging days ahead in the CTF and CTS classroom. Come network with new colleagues, learn new strategies and share ideas!


Saturday October 5, 2019 8:30am - 9:40am
Garden Court 2

9:40am

Coffee Break
Saturday October 5, 2019 9:40am - 9:55am

9:55am

Building Community and Fostering Creativity (K–3)
Limited Capacity seats available

Creating a mutually respectful community in the classroom is essential. In this presentation, we will discuss how to create a collaborative learning environment where students feel safe, take risks and co-create learning experiences. Students who belong to a strong classroom community feel like valuable contributors to their learning. Creativity and Innovation are also essential competencies in our classrooms. Examples will be given of how projects naturally emerge when students are given opportunities to wonder. There will also be a make and take portion to this presentation, participants will create a project that they can take back to their class for inspiration.


Saturday October 5, 2019 9:55am - 11:05am
Pineridge

9:55am

Check IT Out! Free technology tools to use in your classroom (K–6)
Limited Capacity seats available

In this session, participants will experience a guided lesion structure while having HANDS ON experiences with a number of engaging kits to promote interactive learning. Throughout the time you will have an opportunity to EXPLORE, CREATE and PLAY! Robots, Makerspace, Escape rooms... ideas for an engaging classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Monique Gravel

Monique Gravel

Executive Staff Officer, Professional Development, Alberta Teachers' Association
Monique Gravel is an Executive Staff Officer in the Association's Professional Development program area and is the ATA's lead on teacher education and certification. Prior to joining the ATA in 2013, Monique worked as a teacher and guidance counsellor with Conseil scolaire Centre-Nord... Read More →
avatar for Chris Gonsalvez

Chris Gonsalvez

Staff, ATA



Saturday October 5, 2019 9:55am - 11:05am
Plaza 4

9:55am

Lead with Your Heart So You Don't Lose Your Mind (K–12)
Limited Capacity filling up

Working with at risk/complex students is very stressful for first year teachers. Participants will be provided the necessary strategies to understand and then to properly interact with these complex students. This knowledge will transform a teacher’s mindset in understanding themselves and their students.

Speakers
avatar for Larry Tomiyama

Larry Tomiyama

Speaker / Consultant / Professor, In Everything Give Thanks Consulting
The last 8 years of my K-12 educational career was dedicated to working with students, teachers, administrators and parents of children with complex and severe needs. These students taught me what education, leadership and life is all about. As a result, I feel it is my calling to... Read More →


Saturday October 5, 2019 9:55am - 11:05am
Garden Court 1

9:55am

To Behave or Not to Behave (K–12) (continued)
Limited Capacity seats available

This workshop will provide educators with the skill sets and training required to work successfully with students displaying behavioural challenges. The presentation is a strength-based, proactive approach intended to provide educators with an understanding of the positive behaviour strategies essential to working with students with severe emotional and behavioural challenges. Keeping students and staff safe begins with educators acquiring knowledge and understanding students' behaviour as well as their own. The application and analysis of this knowledge can then be implemented to successfully create a safe classroom and a safe school. A broad range of lesson plans and visual supports are provided for the immediate application of the positive behaviour strategies into classrooms and schools.


Saturday October 5, 2019 9:55am - 11:05am
Plaza 1

9:55am

Using Best Practices to Teach Writing in the Elementary Classroom: Launch Pads and Safety Nets (1–6)
Limited Capacity filling up

Writing is a complex task requiring many skills. The complexity of the task can be overwhelming for many students and especially those who struggle with learning disorders, executive skill deficits and anxiety. Emerging research supports structured and explicit writing instruction to help all students develop effective writing skills. A six-step structured writing process that can be used in elementary classrooms to teach students to write across the curriculum will be outlined in this session. A structured writing procedure helps students develop foundational thinking and writing skills needed to become successful writers. Participants will also be walked through the creation of a detailed and differentiated lesson plan. The process highlighted addresses best practices for teaching elementary students writing as identified by the Institute of Education Sciences (2012). It simultaneously enhances metacognition, a critical skill to support both reading comprehension and writing. Disclaimer: Elements of the Tell me! program, developed by the Centre for Literacy, will be used in this presentation.

Speakers
avatar for Ashely McPherson

Ashely McPherson

Teacher and Resource Development, Centre for Literacy
Ashley McPherson is a teacher and resource developer at the Centre for Literacy. She offers intensive reading remediation for students of all ages in French and English. Before the Centre for Literacy, she taught grades one and two at a Francophone school. Ashley was nominated for... Read More →


Saturday October 5, 2019 9:55am - 11:05am
Plaza 3

9:55am

Tools for a Calm Classroom (K–12)
Limited Capacity seats available

Have you been noticing students are more anxious, stressed or having trouble focusing in class? Do you want to create a calm classroom to support your students' learning needs, but need some tools to get started? This session will showcase easy-to-use resources to teach stress awareness, self-calming techniques and calming brain break ideas for all division levels. Discover evidence based tools that you can use right away to create calm in yourself and in your classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Theresa McIsaac

Theresa McIsaac

Health Promotion Facilitators, School Health & Wellness Promotion, Alberta Health Services
DH

Diane Hoy

Health Promotion Facilitator, School Health & Wellness Promotion, Alberta Health Services
Diane is a Health Promotion Facilitator with the School Health & Wellness Promotion team. She supports the Calgary Catholic School District to promote healthy eating, physical activity, and positive mental health using a whole school approach. She works with school district leaders... Read More →



Saturday October 5, 2019 9:55am - 11:05am
Plaza 5

9:55am

Full Circle: Understanding Social Implications of Indigenous Realities (K–12)
Limited Capacity seats available

This workshop will examine core causes of intergenerational trauma, challenge common myths and misconceptions, as well as explore activities to foster effective relationships with First Nations, Métis, and Inuit students, families and community. Participants will explore assimilation strategies that have contributed to many current realities of Indigenous students, families and community. You will gain an increased understanding of physical, mental, social and spiritual impacts, and strength-based initiatives to contribute to the advancement of the reconciliation process.

Speakers
avatar for Stacey Running Rabbit

Stacey Running Rabbit

Association Instructor, Alberta Teachers' Association
In addition to being an Association Instructor, Stacey is the teacher at the Siksika Outreach School. In this capacity, Stacey is the Lead Teacher in their Young Parent Program. Stacey has worked in both the provincial and federal education systems, within Alberta and the Northwest... Read More →


Saturday October 5, 2019 9:55am - 11:05am
Horizons East

9:55am

Exploring the Essential 6 in a Mathematics Lesson (K–8)
Limited Capacity seats available

What are the key elements of any mathematics lesson? We will explore the "Essential 6" to guide your math lesson planning. This is an interactive session to model key math concepts, open-ended questions, cooperative learning strategies, numeracy resources and even fun math games. A comprehensive handout of math considerations and resources will be shared. Prepare to be an awesome mathematics teacher!

Speakers
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Lorelei Boschman

Education Coordinator/Math Educator, Medicine Hat College
Lorelei is a mathematics and pre-service teacher educator and has taught for over 31 years. Currently she is the Education Coordinator at Medicine Hat College and facilitates the 4 year B.Ed program through Mount Royal University there. Making mathematics achievable for all and building... Read More →


Saturday October 5, 2019 9:55am - 11:05am
Plaza 2

9:55am

Junior High Mathematics for Teachers (7–9)
Limited Capacity seats available

This double session focuses on how to teach basic to advance math topics with "why it works" in mind. Shortcuts and strategies dealing with curriculum material to math contest style questions are also covered. Smart lessons and student lecture packages for grade 7 to 9 are also shared.

Speakers

Saturday October 5, 2019 9:55am - 11:05am
Garden Court 2

9:55am

L'intégration des matiére simplifie la planification annuelle (1–6)
Limited Capacity seats available

La planification annuelle peut être vue comme une tâche ardue. Pourquoi ne pas se simplifier la vie en faisant de l'intégration de matières et en ayant une vue d'ensemble sur l'année à venir. Je vais vous présenter comment je planifie mon année en souhaitant que cela vous inspire à en faire tout autant.

Speakers
avatar for Annie Jacques

Annie Jacques

enseignante, 5e année, École Nouveau Monde


Saturday October 5, 2019 9:55am - 11:05am
Temple

9:55am

Nix the Tricks and Rules That Expire: Teaching for Mathematical Understanding (4–9)
Limited Capacity seats available

Being a mathematics student is about critical thinking, justification, and using tools of past experiences to solve new problems. Students who approach every topic as a series of steps to memorize are not learning math. They may learn Rules that Expire as they develop more sophisticated knowledge, such as Addition Make Bigger and Subtraction Makes Smaller. In this session, we will explore how to replace some popular rules and tricks with teaching for understanding. Concepts explored will include number sense and place value, basic operations, order of operations, integers, fractions, and more. Math makes sense!

Speakers
avatar for Ryan MacLeod

Ryan MacLeod

Math Strategist, Calgary Board of Education
Ryan is currently a Math Strategist with the Calgary Board of Education. In this role, he collaborates with teachers, schools, and administrators, to promote mathematics excellence for Alberta’s students. Prior to his Strategist appointment, Ryan was a Mathematics Learning Leader... Read More →


Saturday October 5, 2019 9:55am - 11:05am
Whitehorn

9:55am

Classroom Music for the New (or Non-Specialist) Music Teacher (K–6)
Limited Capacity filling up

Teaching elementary music for the first time? Whether you're a specialist or not, this can be a frightening experience for some! In this session we will discuss some strategies for delivering the program of study for elementary music. You will walk away with a better understanding of the curriculum and some activities that you can use right away in the classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Andreas Berko

Andreas Berko

Consultant, Fine & Performing Arts, Calgary Catholic School District
Andreas is a Consultant for Fine & Performing Arts for the Calgary Catholic School District. He has been a music specialist, drama specialist, and assistant principal. His other activities have included directing various children's and church choirs and serving with the Fine Arts... Read More →



Saturday October 5, 2019 9:55am - 11:05am
Deerfoot

9:55am

Developing and Promoting Your CTS Programs (9–12)
Limited Capacity seats available

The current workforce challenges in Alberta are not being met by Alberta's youth. We have fantastic programs, qualified teachers and educational spaces but enrollments in CTS are not meeting the labour shortages that Alberta is facing. How can schools enhance their current program and create new ones that will engage more students to take CTS courses? This session will illustrate current research regarding engagement of students into CTS programming and present successful examples of CTS programs that are growing and adapting to student interests and industry needs.

Speakers

Saturday October 5, 2019 9:55am - 11:05am
Rundle

11:05am

Coffee Break
Saturday October 5, 2019 11:05am - 11:20am

11:20am

ASEBP—Benefit Overview (K–12)
Limited Capacity filling up

Embarking on a new career, whether it’s your first or you’re trying something new, is exciting and can be overwhelming at the same time. Let ASEBP take the guess work out of at least one part of your new career path—your benefits! If your school jurisdiction offers ASEBP benefits, this overview session will provide valuable information on the type of benefits we offer and the services available to you as an ASEBP covered member.

Speakers
TR

Tenjie Railey

Administrative Coordinator, ASEBP
Tenjie Railey is a benefit specialist who has been with ASEBP. Tenjie assists covered members with their benefit inquiries, educates members on how to effectively use their benefit plan and spending accounts and advises members on the benefit options for early retirement and leaves... Read More →


Saturday October 5, 2019 11:20am - 12:30pm
Pineridge

11:20am

Engaging Middle-School Learners: Behaviour Management 101 (5–9)
Limited Capacity seats available

Middle-school is like marmite. You either love it or hate it. I'm here to say you should love it. In this workshop you will learn practical tips, and develop best practices for ensuring you have a fun and engaging classroom where students 'behave' themselves. Classroom management and behaviour management can be one of the most challenging parts of a teacher’s job. In fact without it, you can't do the rest. This workshop aims to help you develop the skills and confidence you need to handle whatever the middle-school classroom throws at you.

Speakers
AW

Aisha Ward

Aisha Ward has been an educator for fourteen years. Her diverse career has seen her teaching in both England and Canada - at all grade levels and in a variety of school environments.  Aisha began her career in England, teaching secondary level English, drama and dance. An experienced... Read More →




Saturday October 5, 2019 11:20am - 12:30pm
Plaza 3

11:20am

Fantastic Resources and Where to Find Them! (K–12)
Limited Capacity full

Have you ever started looking for something online and realized you just lost a whole afternoon going down rabbit holes? You know there has got to be a better, faster way but what is it? Come learn how to find great resources online in just 90 minutes!

Speakers

Saturday October 5, 2019 11:20am - 12:30pm
Garden Court 1

11:20am

Integrating Curriculum While Using Student Voice and Choice (5–9)
Limited Capacity seats available

Welcome to the wonderful world of teaching. This session will give you tools you can bring back to your classroom on Monday. We will focus on three main areas; student voice, examples of how to effectively integrate curriculum, and weaving these two areas together to create meaningful experiences for students. You will leave this session inspired and ready to take on the year ahead!

Speakers
avatar for Tia Vandermeer

Tia Vandermeer

Teacher, Wolf Creek School Division
Teaching is the most important career in the world! I have been in this for career for over a decade with experience in everything from K-12 in the role of a classroom, teacher, AISI leder, Instructional coach, and technology coach. My passion is project based learning as I have been... Read More →


Saturday October 5, 2019 11:20am - 12:30pm
Deerfoot

11:20am

The Student Directed Classroom: An Experiential Learning Experience (5–12)
Limited Capacity seats available

"In its simplest form, experiential learning means learning from experience or learning by doing". In this extremely engaging session we will be learning how an active classroom indoors or out can provide learners with: authentic wonderment and opportunities for inquiry, self-awareness, resilience and independence, an immersive curriculum where students are engaged and empowered, increased community connections and environmental stewardship, the opportunity to be mindful - to be still. Team building activities, leadership challenges, reflection and debrief discussions will be highlighted during our lesson. We know outdoor learning provides the teachers with: a natural setting to honour Indigenous ways of knowing and being; opportunities to learn alongside your students; increased confidence to move learning outside the traditional classroom setting; rich organic opportunities to achieve many curriculum outcomes through an emergent curriculum; and personalized experiential learning. Participants will walk away with not only physical resources and *prizes* but a better understanding and confidence for a student-directed classroom. This will be an active session!

Speakers

Saturday October 5, 2019 11:20am - 12:30pm
Plaza 4

11:20am

Building Your Classroom Library (K–5)
Limited Capacity seats available

Building your classroom library as a beginning teacher can be daunting! Let me give you some tips on how to create a literacy rich community on a budget. I will also be sharing some great books with you that are excellent choices for the elementary classroom.

Speakers

Saturday October 5, 2019 11:20am - 12:30pm
Plaza 2

11:20am

Games & Activities to Optimize Self-Regulation (K–12)
Limited Capacity filling up

A strong relationship exists between the development of executive functioning skills and self-regulation. The Centre on the Developing Child at Harvard University identify executive functioning and self-regulation as "critical supports for learning and development". Though we are not born with these abilities, "we are born with the potential to develop them through interactions and practice". When children and youth have the opportunity to develop the skills needed for self-regulation, they are better suited to make healthy choices that affect them and their classmates. Join Ever Active Schools as we explore how classrooms and community programs are the optimal settings to promote these skills through fun, creative and original activities.

Speakers
AP

Adam Pratt

Ever Active Schools


Saturday October 5, 2019 11:20am - 12:30pm
Plaza 5

11:20am

Braiding Indigenous Stories through Our History: Collective Memories of Forced Assimilation (K–12)
Limited Capacity seats available

Participants will engage in an exploration of historical implications of forced assimilation within Canada through storytelling. Perspectives of First Nations, Métis, Inuit and the Crown are woven throughout this participatory workshop, providing a deeper understanding of the impacts of policies and legislations and are contrasted with examples of resiliency. Participants will gain a better understanding of historical and contemporary realities of First Nations, Métis, and Inuit and learn about initiatives that contribute towards reconciliation.

Speakers
avatar for Stacey Running Rabbit

Stacey Running Rabbit

Association Instructor, Alberta Teachers' Association
In addition to being an Association Instructor, Stacey is the teacher at the Siksika Outreach School. In this capacity, Stacey is the Lead Teacher in their Young Parent Program. Stacey has worked in both the provincial and federal education systems, within Alberta and the Northwest... Read More →


Saturday October 5, 2019 11:20am - 12:30pm
Horizons East

11:20am

Junior High Mathematics for Teachers (7–9) (continued)
Limited Capacity seats available

This double session focuses on how to teach basic to advance math topics with "why it works" in mind. Shortcuts and strategies dealing with curriculum material to math contest style questions are also covered. Smart lessons and student lecture packages for grade 7 to 9 are also shared.

Speakers

Saturday October 5, 2019 11:20am - 12:30pm
Garden Court 2

11:20am

Mathematics—All Are Welcome! All Belong! (K–12)
Limited Capacity seats available

Come and explore some high leverage strategies which can be used for almost any math class. Whether you are teaching students to count, add fractions, or factor polynomials, one question to wonder is "How do I ensure this lesson is accessible to all students?" By using open ended questions, visuals, games, and more, the lesson can truly make all students feel they belong!

Speakers
avatar for Dave Martin

Dave Martin

Math Lead
Dave Martin has a Master of Mathematics, a Bachelor's degree in Education, and most importantly a Love for Learning. Throughout his career, he has challenged many traditional educational practices such as homework, tests, and even grading. Currently as a Division Math/Science Lead... Read More →


Saturday October 5, 2019 11:20am - 12:30pm
Plaza 1

11:20am

Make Science Fun for Students and Me (4–6)
Limited Capacity filling up

Yes I accepted this job and I don't know anything about teaching Science in Div 2 and especially Grade 6 Science. What do I do next? Don't worry! Daryl will help you to be very successful. He has all sorts of resources and fun ideas for you.

Speakers

Saturday October 5, 2019 11:20am - 12:30pm
Whitehorn

11:20am

Perfectionnement professionnel en études sociales (7–12)
Limited Capacity seats available

Cet atelier vous permettra d'en savoir plus au sujet des nombreuses possibilités de perfectionnement professionnel disponibles pour les enseignants en études sociales, durant l'année scolaire ou durant l'été, dans le but de vous aider avec votre enseignement tout en vivant une expérience enrichissante au point de vue personnel et professionnel!

Speakers

Saturday October 5, 2019 11:20am - 12:30pm
Temple

11:20am

CTF: A World of Concept-Based and Project-Based Learning (5–9)
Limited Capacity seats available

The implementation of the CTF curriculum is designed to engage students in project based learning. The presentation focuses on three topics: 1) How to identify curricular opportunities that lend to Concept (CBL) and Project Based (PBL) Learning; 2) How to develop cross-curricular CBL and PBL projects; 3) How to assess projects and provide feedback to the students and parents. The session will illustrate multiple successfully implemented projects for grades 5 – 9; and the findings of the associated research.

Speakers

Saturday October 5, 2019 11:20am - 12:30pm
Rundle

12:30pm

Lunch, Prizes and Farewell
Saturday October 5, 2019 12:30pm - 2:00pm
Plaza 1 & Plaza 2