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Saturday, October 5
 

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

9:55am

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

11:20am

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