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Thursday, February 22nd
A04, 9:00am - 10:00am, B241 (Comp Lab)

Title: FreshGrade - Digital Portfolio
Speaker: Bryce Henderson
Curriculum Focus: Math, Language Arts, Social Studies, Science, Physical Education, Special Education, Fine Arts, Second Language
Grade Level: DIV I, DIV II, DIV III, DIV IV,
Topic: Learn about FreshGrade!

A05, 9:00am - 10:00am, B242 (Comp Lab)

Title: Beginners Start Here: Getting Going with Google - SAPDC
Speaker: Michelle Armstrong
Curriculum Focus: Other
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.

A08, 9:00am - 10:00am, B306

Title: You mean I get a choice in what I can do in math! - SAPDC
Speaker: Lon Bosch
Curriculum Focus: Math, Other
Grade Level: DIV III,
Topic: This session will explore the tiering of content; specifically questions used in a grade 7/8 math environment.

A09, 9:00am - 10:00am, B371

Title: Navigating Water and Climate Change education in your classroom
Speaker: Inside Education Society of Alberta
Curriculum Focus: Social Studies, Science,
Grade Level: DIV II, DIV III, DIV IV,
Topic: Join Inside Education as we dive into inquiry-based water education, highlight best practices for student engagement, and offer Monday-morning-ready activities.

A10, 9:00am - 10:00am, E149

Title: Nutrition Activities for Your Classroom - Make It Simple!
Speaker: Michelle Letourneau
Curriculum Focus: Other
Grade Level: DIV III, DIV IV,
Topic: Looking for ideas on how to teach nutrition to your Junior or Senior High students? Try out hands-on interactive activities designed to enhance the nutrition knowledge of youth!

A14, 9:00am - 10:00am, E174/175

Title: Promoting the Success of Immigrant Students - ATA
Speaker: Crystal Atkinson
Curriculum Focus: Other
Grade Level: DIV I, DIV II, DIV III, DIV IV,
Topic: This workshop will provide participants the opportunity to strengthen their cultural awareness and competence, deepen their understanding of the challenges immigrant families face.

A16, 9:00am - 10:00am, S102

Title: Indigenous Ways of Knowing - ATA
Speaker: Hali Heavy Shield
Curriculum Focus: Other
Grade Level: DIV I, DIV II, DIV III, DIV IV,
Topic: This workshop is designed to be an introduction to some basic First Nations, Métis and Inuit worldviews, cultural beliefs and values.

A17, 9:00am - 10:00am, S103

Title: Makerspace can be Elementary
Speaker: Daniel Wilson
Curriculum Focus: Other
Grade Level: DIV I, DIV II,
Topic: Experiment with Technology by Tinkering, Coding and Creating in the Classroom using Design Thinking. Here is your chance to bring inspiration and innovation to your students.

A18, 9:00am - 10:00am, S106

Title: Teacher Exchange- Australia
Speaker: Justin Nicoll
Curriculum Focus: Math, Language Arts, Social Studies, Science, Fine Arts, Second Language Other
Grade Level: DIV I, DIV II, DIV III, DIV IV,
Topic: Ever thought of doing a teacher exchange? There is no better time than now. Find out the ins and outs of applying for a teacher exchange and living and teaching abroad.

A19, 9:00am - 10:00am, S107

Title: Printing It's Elementary
Speaker: Natalie Oliphant
Curriculum Focus: Language Arts,
Grade Level: DIV I,
Topic: Teaching division one students to print.

A23, 9:00am - 10:00am, S144

Title: Coaching to Support Inclusion - ATA
Speaker: Nancy Luyckfassel - ATA
Curriculum Focus: Other
Grade Level: DIV I, DIV II, DIV III, DIV IV,
Topic: This workshop introduces school leaders to Coaching to Support Inclusion: A Principal’s Guide, a new Association publication designed as a self-paced program to explore.

A24, 9:00am - 10:00am, S145

Title: How Do I Get Them to Write? The Game-Changer: Freewriting
Speaker: Karen Filewych
Curriculum Focus: Language Arts,
Grade Level: DIV I, DIV II,
Topic: Learn how to use freewriting across the curriculum in your elementary classroom. Teachers and students will begin to welcome their writing time!

A25, 9:00am - 10:00am, S146

Title: Tell Me a Story
Speaker: Kathy Jessup
Curriculum Focus: Language Arts,
Grade Level: DIV I,
Topic: Kathy’s popular storyboard format encourages children to tell/draw/write their stories in a fun, creative way. She shares valuable tips and strategies for improving student writing

A26, 9:00am - 10:00am, S151

Title: Prepping Students for the Provincial Achievement Test
Speaker: Sigmund Brouwer
Curriculum Focus: Language Arts,
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 writing portion of the PAT.

A27, 9:00am - 10:00am, S154

Title: From Surviving to Thriving – Building Skills for Resiliency - CANCELLED
Speaker: Dan Bateman
Curriculum Focus: Other
Grade Level: DIV I, DIV II, DIV III, DIV IV,
Topic: Come and learn some coping strategies that will bring peace to your busy, stressful life. Learn how to transform challenges into growth and find motivation and meaning in your life

A28, 9:00am - 10:00am, F2003

Title: Skills Canada Alberta – Skills for the Future
Speaker: Randi Tajcnar
Curriculum Focus: Other
Grade Level: DIV III, DIV IV,
Topic: Learn how Skills Canada Alberta's programming provides pathways for students to turn their passions into careers and develop skills for success in a dramatically evolving workplace

A29, 9:00am - 10:00am, F2004

Title: Creating Compassionate Classrooms
Speaker: Shelley Magnusson
Curriculum Focus: Other
Grade Level: DIV I, DIV II, DIV III, DIV IV,
Topic: This session will discuss common mental health concerns for children, recommend resources and references, and inform teachers about how they can promote awareness.

A30, 9:00am - 10:00am, F1008

Title: Supporting Student Success Through Mentoring
Speaker: Alberta Mentoring Partnership
Curriculum Focus: Other
Grade Level: DIV I, DIV II, DIV III, DIV IV,
Topic: Mentoring in schools is an evidence based strategy that supports students to be successful. This session will provide information and resources.

A32, 9:00am - 10:00am, F156

Title: Rilee Manybears - Feature Speaker Moving and Choosing Health and Wellness Symposium
Speaker: Rilee Manybears - Ever Active Schools
Curriculum Focus: Other
Grade Level: DIV I, DIV II, DIV III, DIV IV,
Topic: As told in the short film "The Failure Way," Rilee's story is one of overcoming challenges after being given every reason in the world to fail.

A33, 9:00am - 10:00am, S159

Title: Ahead By A Century: Learning from the Past, Inspiring the Future
Speaker: President Greg Jeffery
Curriculum Focus: Other
Grade Level: DIV I, DIV II, DIV III, DIV IV,
Topic: Join ATA President Greg Jeffery to reflect on what Alberta’s teachers have learned over their hundred year journey and what new courses we should set in the years to come.

A34, 9:00am - 10:00am, F160 (Crowfoot Room)

Title: Drumming for your health
Speaker: Sara Neufeld
Curriculum Focus: Fine Arts,
Grade Level: DIV I, DIV II, DIV III, DIV IV,
Topic: Using drumming to reduce stress, build community, and have fun while learning musical concepts in and out of the classroom! For teachers AND students.

A35, 9:00am - 10:00am, THEATRE

Title: KEYNOTE: The Timeless Secrets of Influential Leaders
Speaker: Corey Poirier
Curriculum Focus: Other
Grade Level: DIV I, DIV II, DIV III, DIV IV,
Topic: This Keynote reveals the top 5 traits and habits that all top level leaders (personally and/or professionally) share based on interviews with top achievers and influential leaders.

AB07, 9:00am - 11:30am, B305

Title: Connect to your Calm
Speaker: Cher Brasok
Curriculum Focus: Other
Grade Level: DIV I, DIV II, DIV III, DIV IV,
Topic: Stressed? Overwhelmed? Attend Connect to your Calm to learn 15 practical techniques to help you and your students.

AB12, 9:00am - 11:30am, E160/161

Title: Introduction to Mixed Media
Speaker: Elissa Willms
Curriculum Focus: Language Arts, Fine Arts,
Grade Level: DIV I, DIV II, DIV III, DIV IV,
Topic: Create a mini sampler to explore a minimum of 5 basic mixed media techniques.

AB20, 9:00am - 11:30am, S108

Title: Keys to a Healthy Functioning Classroom - Strategies for a Highly Effective and Positive School Year
Speaker: Roger Harty
Curriculum Focus: Math, Language Arts, Social Studies, Science, Fine Arts,
Grade Level: DIV I, DIV II,
Topic: Ever wonder how some teachers make teaching look easy? With 30+ years of teaching experience, Roger has identified the key elements. Use these in your classroom Monday morning!

AB21, 9:00am - 11:30am, S140

Title: Play therapy for school counsellors
Speaker: Don Chafe
Curriculum Focus: Other
Grade Level: DIV I, DIV II, DIV III,
Topic: This workshop is an introduction to Play Therapy for School Counsellors. Participants will explore various Play Therapy theories as well as learn and practice some play therapy techniques.

AB22, 9:00am - 11:30am, S141

Title: Science Playground; games and activities to capture student learning
Speaker: Peggy Au
Curriculum Focus: Science,
Grade Level: DIV IV,
Topic: Games, cards, hands- on, multi-sensory, formative assessment, creativity, science

ABC11, 9:00am - 2:00pm, E150

Title: Personal Pension Interviews - FULL
Speaker: Lisa Bitensky
Curriculum Focus: Other
Grade Level: DIV I, DIV II, DIV III, DIV IV,
Topic: One on One Sessions with an ATRF Pension Counsellor. All spots are full. No drop-in spots available.

ABCD15, 9:00am - 3:30pm, E177

Title: HIGH FIVE Sport & NCCP PD Credit
Speaker: Jen Goeres
Curriculum Focus: Physical Education,
Grade Level: DIV I, DIV II, DIV IV,
Topic: Interested in learning how sport and physical education experiences affect the social, emotional and cognitive development of children? Get certified in HIGH FIVE Sport!

B04, 10:30am - 11:30am, B241 (Comp Lab)

Title: Assess with Google Forms
Speaker: Derek Groves
Curriculum Focus: Math, Language Arts, Social Studies, Science, Physical Education, Special Education, Fine Arts, Second Language
Grade Level: DIV I, DIV II, DIV III, DIV IV,
Topic: Learn how to use Google Forms to enhance your assessment practices.

B05, 10:30am - 11:30am, B242 (Comp Lab)

Title: Fasten Your Seatbelts - Google A-Z - SAPDC
Speaker: Michelle Armstrong
Curriculum Focus: Other
Grade Level: DIV I, DIV II, DIV III, DIV IV,
Topic: Taking you beyond the basic features of Drive and Docs, join me as I take you through my A-Z list of favorite Googley tools, tricks and web-based tips.

B08, 10:30am - 11:30am, B306

Title: A Curriculum for Global Citizenship: Making Connections across Subject Areas
Speaker: Thashika Pillay
Curriculum Focus: Social Studies, Other
Grade Level: DIV I, DIV II, DIV III, DIV IV,
Topic: This session will walk participants through a curriculum created by CGCER that links to the global citizenship objectives outlined by UNESCO.

B09, 10:30am - 11:30am, B371

Title: See the Forest for the Trees
Speaker: Inside Education Society of Alberta/Work Wild
Curriculum Focus:
Grade Level: DIV III, DIV IV,
Topic: Join Inside Education & WorkWild for a cross-curricular session to give you tools to explore student-centred science and career activities that are ready to use Monday morning!

B10, 10:30am - 11:30am, E149

Title: The Power of Relationships in the 21st Century
Speaker: Dustin Look
Curriculum Focus: Other
Grade Level: DIV III, DIV IV,
Topic: Want to have some tools to build stronger connections with your students in this digital world then come on down and get your learning on with me!

B13, 10:30am - 11:30am, E171/172

Title: Yoga for Beginners
Speaker: Michelle Veroba
Curriculum Focus: Physical Education,
Grade Level: DIV I, DIV II, DIV III, DIV IV,
Topic: This Yoga session would include breath control, simple meditation, and the adoption of specific bodily postures, is widely practiced for health and relaxation.

B14, 10:30am - 11:30am, E174/175

Title: The Bargaining Process: A New Playing Field - ATA
Speaker: Sandra Johnston
Curriculum Focus: Other
Grade Level: DIV I, DIV II, DIV III, DIV IV,
Topic: This session will review relevant parts/sections of the Labour Relations Code and the changes to collective bargaining as governed by The Public Education Collective Bargaining Act

B16, 10:30am - 11:30am, S102

Title: Self Regulation: How to Maximize Learning & Positive Behaviour
Speaker: Marnie Heintz
Curriculum Focus: Other
Grade Level: DIV I, DIV II, DIV III, DIV IV,
Topic: Attendees will define self regulation, gather effective strategies and explore how to best implement them

B17, 10:30am - 11:30am, S103

Title: Interpreting Screening Tools and Planning Interventions
Speaker: Ashton Weisgerber and Dana Hausauer
Curriculum Focus: Language Arts,
Grade Level: DIV I, DIV II, DIV III,
Topic: With the use of STAR Reading screening tool, in what ways can we interpret the data and how can we provide monitored interventions for success?

B18, 10:30am - 11:30am, S106

Title: My year living and working in the Middle East as a female
Speaker: Renee McLaren
Curriculum Focus: Social Studies, Second Language Other
Grade Level: DIV I, DIV II, DIV III, DIV IV,
Topic: A presentation on my year teaching in private and public schools in the Middle East as a Western female.

B19, 10:30am - 11:30am, S107

Title: Family Violence and Teachers
Speaker: Aimee Sarsons, BSW, RSW
Curriculum Focus: Other
Grade Level: DIV I, DIV II, DIV III, DIV IV,
Topic: This presentation on Family Violence will help teachers recognize behaviours children/teens may respond with when experiencing family violence and how to support them. Types of abuse, local resources and family violence statistics will also be discussed.

B23, 10:30am - 11:30am, S144

Title: Trauma Informed Practice/Trauma Sensitive Schools - SAPDC
Speaker: Vicki Glass
Curriculum Focus: Special Education, Other
Grade Level: DIV I, DIV II, DIV III, DIV IV,
Topic: The goal of trauma-informed practice is to develop positive relationships and learning environments where all students feel safe and supported, including students who have experienced trauma.

B24, 10:30am - 11:30am, S145

Title: How Do I Get Them to Write? Narrative Writing: plot patterns and more
Speaker: Karen Filewych
Curriculum Focus: Language Arts,
Grade Level: DIV I, DIV II,
Topic: Learn to use plot patterns and mentor texts to dramatically improve student writing. Students will become more willing and confident story writers!

B25, 10:30am - 11:30am, S146

Title: Write On!
Speaker: Kathy Jessup
Curriculum Focus: Language Arts,
Grade Level: DIV II,
Topic: Kathy motivates students, teaching them the basics of a good story plan. Her workshop offers creative analogies and simple, practical tips & strategies for writing better stories.

B26, 10:30am - 11:30am, S151

Title: It Rocks to Be A Story Ninja
Speaker: Sigmund Brouwer
Curriculum Focus: Language Arts,
Grade Level: DIV II, DIV III,
Topic: Use the power of story to motivate and inspire students of all levels

B27, 10:30am - 11:30am, S154

Title: Teaching the Heart with Heart - CANCELLED
Speaker: Dan Bateman
Curriculum Focus: Special Education, Other
Grade Level: DIV I, DIV II, DIV III, DIV IV,
Topic: Effective teachers touch and engage the heart as well as the mind. Aristotle wrote, “Educating the mind without educating the heart, is no education at all.”

B28, 10:30am - 11:30am, F2003

Title: The Use of Mental Imagery to Prepare for School, Performance, and Athletics
Speaker: Courtney Marchesin
Curriculum Focus: Physical Education,
Grade Level: DIV I, DIV II, DIV III, DIV IV,
Topic: This session is designed to help educators learn the role and power of mental imagery to help their students in academia, sport, and performance-based activities.

B30, 10:30am - 11:30am, F1008

Title: Understanding FNMI Cultural Diversity as a School Administrator - SAPDC
Speaker: Vince Hill
Curriculum Focus: Other
Grade Level: DIV I, DIV II, DIV III, DIV IV,
Topic: What do School administrators need to know about FNMI cultural diversity that will help FNMI students feel welcome, integrate into the school culture, experience success, and more.

B32, 10:30am - 11:30am, F156

Title: A Whole School Approach to Positive Mental Health -
Speaker: Alberta Health Sevices
Curriculum Focus: Other
Grade Level: DIV I, DIV II, DIV III, DIV IV,
Topic: Is your school an environment where students fell respected and cared for? Does your school explore areas of student strenghts, interest and potential?

B35, 10:30am - 11:30am, THEATRE

Title: KEYNOTE: The Timeless Secrets of Influential Leaders (Repeat)
Speaker: Corey Poirier
Curriculum Focus: Other
Grade Level: DIV I, DIV II, DIV III, DIV IV,
Topic: This Keynote reveals the top 5 traits and habits that all top level leaders (personally and/or professionally) share based on interviews with top achievers and influential leaders.

C05, 1:00pm - 2:00pm, B242 (Comp Lab)

Title: Web Based and WOW! - SAPDC
Speaker: Michelle Armstrong
Curriculum Focus: Other
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?

C08, 1:00pm - 2:00pm, B306

Title: Cultural Lego: Constructing Gender and Culture
Speaker: Thashika Pillay
Curriculum Focus: Other
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

C09, 1:00pm - 2:00pm, B371

Title: Science 101 for Div I - SAPDC
Speaker: Ed Kusmirski (Alberta Science Network)
Curriculum Focus: Science,
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.

C10, 1:00pm - 2:00pm, E149

Title: Taking Care of You First: Managing Through Self-Care
Speaker: Stephanie Caron-Roy
Curriculum Focus: Other
Grade Level: DIV I, DIV II, DIV III, DIV IV,
Topic: In this workshop, we talk about how to set up a self-care plan that will amp-up the opportunity to refuel and recharge in life.

C13, 1:00pm - 2:00pm, E171/172

Title: What am I supposed to do with 50 kids in the gymnasium??
Speaker: Jason McLester
Curriculum Focus: Physical Education,
Grade Level: DIV I, DIV II,
Topic: Strategies, ideas, and resources for teachers with multiple classes in the gymnasium at one time. This session will be focused on classes K-6.

C14, 1:00pm - 2:00pm, E174/175

Title: Teacher Time: What is it and how do I count it? - ATA
Speaker: Sandra Johnston
Curriculum Focus: Other
Grade Level: DIV I, DIV II, DIV III, DIV IV,
Topic: This session will give teachers the resources to determine what is instructional time and what is assignable time and how to calculate it.

C16, 1:00pm - 2:00pm, S102

Title: Collective Memories: Braiding Our Stories Through History - ATA
Speaker: Hali Heavy Shield
Curriculum Focus: Other
Grade Level: DIV I, DIV II, DIV III, DIV IV,
Topic: This workshop is an introduction to historical implications of concepts of assimilation through understanding of policies and legislations between the Crown and Indigenous peoples

C17, 1:00pm - 2:00pm, S103

Title: Rubrics
Speaker: Michele Frey
Curriculum Focus: Other
Grade Level: DIV I, DIV II, DIV III, DIV IV,
Topic: An overview of how to create effective rubrics for assessment, working time with Instructional Coaches to build or improve current rubrics. Please bring a device.

C18, 1:00pm - 2:00pm, S106

Title: How might diverse learners feel in your classroom?
Speaker: Joanne Stockman & Kerry Watson
Curriculum Focus: Special Education, Other
Grade Level: DIV I, DIV II, DIV III, DIV IV,
Topic: An opportunity to experience a variety of simulations that diverse learners may encounter in your classrooms.

C19, 1:00pm - 2:00pm, S107

Title: Teaching from Tragedy
Speaker: Sara Rooseboom
Curriculum Focus: Social Studies, Physical Education, Other
Grade Level: DIV IV,
Topic: Learn how we are taking lessons from tragedies and using them to teach young people about their role in workplace safety before they begin their working lives.

C21, 1:00pm - 2:00pm, S140

Title: Less is More - Increasing Student Learning while reducing teacher workload
Speaker: Rob Ficiur
Curriculum Focus: Other
Grade Level: DIV I, DIV II, DIV III,
Topic: Teachers are doing more each year. More + More + More = A bad crash This session provides practical ways classroom teachers can reduce their workload; one or two teacher initiated course changes can help classroom educators weather the storms we will face

C22, 1:00pm - 2:00pm, S141

Title: Everything You Want to Know about Math 30-1 and 30-2 and aren't afraid to ask! - SAPDC
Speaker: Delcy Rolheiser
Curriculum Focus: Math, Other
Grade Level: DIV IV,
Topic: This session will provide teachers and administrators with an overview of Math 30-1 and 30-2 assessment and written response.

C23, 1:00pm - 2:00pm, S144

Title: Smart Brain Wise Heart
Speaker: Jeanne Hoag
Curriculum Focus: Other
Grade Level: DIV I, DIV II, DIV III, DIV IV,
Topic: HeartMath is a simple technique that teaches resilience-building and self-regulation skills to help navigate through our increasingly fast-paced, complex world.

C24, 1:00pm - 2:00pm, S145

Title: How Do I Get Them to Write? Reader Response and Author Studies
Speaker: Karen Filewych
Curriculum Focus: Language Arts,
Grade Level: DIV I, DIV II,
Topic: Looking for a way to improve both student writing and reading comprehension? Reader response is the answer! Learn how to make it a regular part of your school day.

C25, 1:00pm - 2:00pm, S146

Title: Write On!
Speaker: Kathy Jessup
Curriculum Focus: Language Arts,
Grade Level: DIV II,
Topic: Kathy motivates students, teaching them the basics of a good story plan. Her workshop offers creative analogies and simple, practical tips & strategies for writing better stories.

C26, 1:00pm - 2:00pm, S151

Title:  Short "Arts" Moments or Cross-Curricular Learning
Speaker: Lenora Bells
Curriculum Focus: Fine Arts,
Grade Level: DIV I, DIV II,
Topic: Successful samples of Units of work and resources that reinforce the elements of each of the fine arts areas - dance, drama, art and music.

C27, 1:00pm - 2:00pm, S154

Title: Caring For Our Watersheds
Speaker: Barabara Kowalzik
Curriculum Focus: Science, Special Education, Other
Grade Level: DIV III, DIV IV,
Topic: Caring For Our Watersheds is an inquiry based program for students in grades 7-12 focusing on watershed health. Funding is available for community based project implementation.

C28, 1:00pm - 2:00pm, F2003

Title: CANCELLED - Building Mentoring Relationships in Schools - ATA - CANCELLED
Speaker: Arief Ebrahim
Curriculum Focus: Other
Grade Level: DIV I, DIV II, DIV III, DIV IV,
Topic: The workshop provides foundational information, implementation strategies and resources references to assist schools in establishing or enhancing mentoring initiatives.

C29, 1:00pm - 2:00pm, F2004

Title: Here Be Monsters: What Teachers Need to Know Before Plunging Over the Edge of the Digital World - ATA
Speaker: Maggie Shane
Curriculum Focus: Other
Grade Level: DIV I, DIV II, DIV III, DIV IV,
Topic: This session identifies some of the emerging challenges posed by popular social media apps like SnapChat and 'instant broadcast' apps such Periscope and Meerkat.

C30, 1:00pm - 2:00pm, F1008

Title: 2018 Nutrition Myths Demystified
Speaker: Jennifer Struble, Registered Dietitian
Curriculum Focus: Science, Physical Education,
Grade Level: DIV I, DIV II, DIV III,
Topic: Interactive Discussion with a Registered Dietitian from Population Public Health on the most recent nutrition myths and questions from the public.

C32, 1:00pm - 2:00pm, F156

Title: Empowered and Energized Me!
Speaker: Sheila Unique
Curriculum Focus: Other
Grade Level: DIV I, DIV II, DIV III, DIV IV,
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!

C33, 1:00pm - 2:00pm, S159

Title: Looking Ahead: Planning for Retirement
Speaker: Alberta Retired Teachers' Association
Curriculum Focus: Other
Grade Level: DIV I, DIV II, DIV III, DIV IV,
Topic: Approaching retirement? This session will open with a look at important planning considerations, including pension and health benefits information.

C34, 1:00pm - 2:00pm, F160

Title: Exploring Indigenous Culture through Activity - Ever Active School Symposium
Speaker: Be Fit for Life
Curriculum Focus: Other
Grade Level: DIV I, DIV II, DIV III, DIV IV,
Topic: In this session we will use the land and animals as a connection piece to allow for further discussion, learning and sharing of oral traditions and language of Indigenous culture.

C35, 1:00pm - 2:00pm, THEATRE

Title: KEYNOTE: Turning Obstacles into Opportunities
Speaker: Lowell and Julie Taylor
Curriculum Focus: Other
Grade Level: DIV I, DIV II, DIV III, DIV IV,
Topic: In this motivational presentation, Julie and Lowell Taylor highlight Lowell’s Visual Impairment and how their positivity, teamwork and love turn this obstacle into opportunities.

CD07, 1:00pm - 3:30pm, B305

Title: Connect to your Calm
Speaker: Cher Brasok
Curriculum Focus: Other
Grade Level: DIV I, DIV II, DIV III, DIV IV,
Topic: Stressed? Overwhelmed? Attend Connect to your Calm to learn 15 practical techniques to help you and your students.

CD12, 1:00pm - 3:30pm, E160/161

Title: Bringing the Outsider Artists In
Speaker: Elissa Willms
Curriculum Focus: Language Arts, Fine Arts,
Grade Level: DIV II, DIV III, DIV IV,
Topic: Explore the unique and fascinating world of outsider artists and their intriguing artwork.

CD20, 1:00pm - 3:30pm, S108

Title: Student Stress, Anxiety and Mental Health Issues
Speaker: Roger Harty
Curriculum Focus: Math, Language Arts, Social Studies, Science, Physical Education, Special Education, Fine Arts, Second Language Other
Grade Level: DIV I, DIV II, DIV III, DIV IV,
Topic: These issues are becoming more common in students today. This workshop will identify the issues and provide classroom-tested strategies to help teachers minimize their effects.

CD31, 1:00pm - 3:30pm, F1009

Title: Uncomplicating Climate Change for your Classroom
Speaker: Christine Avey
Curriculum Focus: Social Studies, Science,
Grade Level: DIV II, DIV III, DIV IV,
Topic: Learn a practical and proven approach to climate change education from the teachers who developed it in their AB classrooms. Get the science, resources, and support you need.

D08, 2:30pm - 3:30pm, B306

Title: Digital Citizenship in the Information Age
Speaker: Thashika Pillay
Curriculum Focus: Other
Grade Level: DIV I, DIV II, DIV III, DIV IV,
Topic: In this session, we will analyze the effects of digital citizenship on our teaching and learning pedagogies in order to better inform our teaching practices.

D09, 2:30pm - 3:30pm, B371

Title: Science 101 for Div II - SAPDC
Speaker: Ed Kusmirski (Alberta Science Network)
Curriculum Focus: Science,
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.

D14, 2:30pm - 3:30pm, E174/175

Title: PRISM: Professionals Respecting Individual Sexual (and Gender) Minorities - ATA
Speaker: Crystal Atkinson
Curriculum Focus: Other
Grade Level: DIV I, DIV II, DIV III, DIV IV,
Topic: This workshop supports school leaders and teachers to understand the issues of gender and sexual minority individuals, develop strategies to build an inclusive school community.

D17, 2:30pm - 3:30pm, S103

Title: Feedback for Assessment
Speaker: Diane Cartier
Curriculum Focus: Other
Grade Level: DIV I, DIV II, DIV III, DIV IV,
Topic: Feedback is an essential part of the assessment for learning journey. Explore how feedback can be effective in supporting your instructional and assessment practices.

D18, 2:30pm - 3:30pm, S106

Title: Exploration of Biblical Allusions in Senior High English Language Arts
Speaker: Scott Raible
Curriculum Focus: Language Arts,
Grade Level: DIV IV,
Topic: Exploration of biblical allusions that exist in literature & film that are used in senior high English courses. This would be useful for teachers in both public & Catholic schools

D19, 2:30pm - 3:30pm, S107

Title: It Takes a Village
Speaker: Sara Rooseboom
Curriculum Focus: Social Studies, Science, Physical Education, Special Education, Other
Grade Level: DIV III, DIV IV,
Topic: Young worker safety is a joint responsibility. Teachers, industry organizations and non-profits all play an important role in preparing young workers for safe & successful careers.

D21, 2:30pm - 3:30pm, S140

Title: Simplifying INstruction in a Multi-graded Classroom
Speaker: Rob Ficiur
Curriculum Focus: Other
Grade Level: DIV I, DIV II, DIV III,
Topic: “Teacher, your new assignment is a multi-graded classroom…” Challenge: How much university training or professional development have most teachers had to prepare them to juggle a three (or five) ring curriculum circus? Most are overwhelmed as they face so many grades at once. How do teachers explain to parents that the students are getting the education they deserve as teacher tries to juggle two or more curriculum at once?

D24, 2:30pm - 3:30pm, S145

Title: Questions School Principals Ask Member Services - ATA
Speaker: Patrick Loyer
Curriculum Focus: Other
Grade Level: DIV I, DIV II, DIV III, DIV IV,
Topic: This popular, interactive session addresses a variety of issues on which school administrators have sought advice from ATA Member Services staff.

D26, 2:30pm - 3:30pm, S151

Title: Musicals- what could we do this year?
Speaker: Lenora Bells
Curriculum Focus: Fine Arts,
Grade Level: DIV I, DIV II, DIV III,
Topic: Musicals for the Elementary Grades - visit ideas and samples.

D27, 2:30pm - 3:30pm, S154

Title: Bikers Against Child Abuse - SAPDC
Speaker: Coach
Curriculum Focus: Other
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.

D32, 2:30pm - 3:30pm, F156

Title: Frustrated and Overwhelmed to Calm and In Control
Speaker: Sheila Unique
Curriculum Focus: Other
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.

D33, 2:30pm - 3:30pm, S159

Title: Your Pension Matters
Speaker: Lisa Bitensky
Curriculum Focus: Other
Grade Level: DIV I, DIV II, DIV III, DIV IV,
Topic: The session is of interest to teachers of all ages and is a general overview of the teachers’ pension plan.

D35, 2:30pm - 3:30pm, THEATRE

Title: KEYNOTE: Turning Obstacles into Opportunities (Repeat)
Speaker: Lowell and Julie Taylor
Curriculum Focus: Other
Grade Level: DIV I, DIV II, DIV III, DIV IV,
Topic: In this motivational presentation, Julie and Lowell Taylor highlight Lowell’s Visual Impairment and how their positivity, teamwork and love turn this obstacle into opportunities.

MHCLibraryMakerSpace, 1:00pm - 2:00pm, MHCLibrary

Title: Explore MakerspaceMHC: Bringing Making and Maker Culture into your Classroom
Speaker: Shawna Murphy, Joanne Mokry
Curriculum Focus: Other
Grade Level:
Topic: What's the big deal about makerspaces? We talk about MakerspaceMHC, our on-campus makerspace, and show you tools and resources to help bring "making" into your classroom.

OC1, 9:00am - 11:30am, Notre Dame

Title: Cooking Mushroom Risotto - SAPDC - SESSION FULL
Speaker: Nick Gale
Curriculum Focus: Other
Grade Level: DIV III, DIV IV,
Topic: SESSION FULL! We will be cooking (in groups of three people)classic mushroom risotto and learning some the history of this popular dish. PRE REGISTRATION required.

OC2LeisureCenter, 9:00am - 11:45am, Leisure Center Indoor Soccer Field

Title: Rugby in the Classroom: Activities for Physical Education and DPA
Speaker: Ray Neary
Curriculum Focus: Physical Education, Other
Grade Level: DIV I, DIV II, DIV III, DIV IV,
Topic: This activity based session will provide you with progressive activities that will allow you to offer non-contact rugby activities and games into your class.

OC3, 9:00am - 11:30am, CHHS Band Room

Title: Mental Health through Guitar Jamming
Speaker: Ben Leer
Curriculum Focus: Fine Arts, Other
Grade Level: DIV I, DIV II, DIV III, DIV IV,
Topic: Come out and learn some basic guitar techniques and jam with others who just want to have some fun!

OC4, 1:00pm - 3:30pm, Elkwater

Title: Elkwater Outdoor Programming for all ages
Speaker: YMCA Elkwater
Curriculum Focus: Physical Education, Other
Grade Level: DIV I, DIV II, DIV III, DIV IV,
Topic: Join us in the outdoors of Elkwater and experience a variety of activities and programming that will enhance your students connection to the outdoor world.

WSB31A, 10:30am - 11:00am, F1009

Title: Kick-Starting Workplace Wellness - Ever Active Schools Symposium
Speaker: ASEBP
Curriculum Focus: Other
Grade Level: DIV I, DIV II, DIV III, DIV IV,
Topic: Here's your chance to explore how school jurisdiction employees are bringing their wellness programs to life!

WSB31B, 11:00am - 11:30am, F1009

Title: School Health Champions Unite! - Ever Active School Symposium
Speaker: Health and Physical Education Council of ATA
Curriculum Focus: Physical Education, Other
Grade Level: DIV I, DIV II, DIV III, DIV IV,
Topic: Review the Comprehensive School Health (CSH) approach and participants will explore their role in a healthy school community and discuss ways to make sustainable change.

WSB34A, 10:30am - 11:00am, F160

Title: Move your Body, Grow your Brain - Ever Active School Symposium
Speaker: Ever Active Schools
Curriculum Focus: Other
Grade Level: DIV I, DIV II, DIV III, DIV IV,
Topic: Explore the concept of Activity Permissive Learning Environments with Ever Active Schools.

WSB34B, 11:00am - 11:30am, F160

Title: Get Active in Schools with the Medicine Hat YMCA - Ever Active Schools Symposium
Speaker: Medicine Hat YMCA
Curriculum Focus: Other
Grade Level: DIV I, DIV II, DIV III, DIV IV,
Topic: This session will allow you to be a participant in activities and games to help build sustainability and capacity in your school.

Friday, February 23rd
E05, 9:00am - 10:00am, B242 (Comp Lab)

Title: DISCOVERING ELEMENTARY MATHEMATICS PROFESSIONAL LEARNING (EMPLO) - SAPDC
Speaker: Terry Freeman
Curriculum Focus: Math,
Grade Level: DIV I, DIV II,
Topic: Working with the EMPLO site.

E08, 9:00am - 10:00am, B306

Title: Exploring Canadian Educators’ Responsibilities Regarding International and National Commitments to Indigenous Peoples
Speaker: Thashika Pillay
Curriculum Focus: Other
Grade Level: DIV I, DIV II, DIV III, DIV IV,
Topic: This interactive workshop will unpack the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) and discuss the role of educators in meeting these commitments.

E10, 9:00am - 10:00am, E149

Title: From Mind to Mic: Expressing Your Style Through Spoken Word Poetry
Speaker: Miranda Krogstad
Curriculum Focus: Language Arts,
Grade Level: DIV III, DIV IV,
Topic: No more pointing to chalkboards and telling students how to write! Through methods like imitation and goal-setting, students can improve their ability to self-express...their way.

E12, 9:00am - 10:00am, E160/161

Title: Board Games for your Classroom
Speaker: Chris Kohlman
Curriculum Focus: Math, Language Arts, Science, Special Education,
Grade Level: DIV II, DIV III, DIV IV,
Topic: This session will explore different hobby board games that can be used to fulfill different curricular outcomes within your classroom.

E14, 9:00am - 10:00am, E174/175

Title: Combating Student Absenteeism: Enhancing Systems to Improve Educational Outcomes
Speaker: Hana Duffy
Curriculum Focus: Special Education, Other
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 session and learn evidence-based approaches to combat it.

E14, 9:00am - 10:00am, E174/175

Title: Combating Student Absenteeism: Enhancing Systems to Improve Educational Outcomes
Speaker: Hana Duffy
Curriculum Focus: Special Education, Other
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 session and learn evidence-based approaches to combat it.

E16, 9:00am - 10:00am, S102

Title: Indigenous Alberta: The Footsteps of Our Ancestors - ATA
Speaker: Hali Heavy Shield
Curriculum Focus: Other
Grade Level: DIV I, DIV II, DIV III, DIV IV,
Topic: This workshop will introduce participants to the rich Indigenous cultural and linguistic diversity of Alberta.

E17, 9:00am - 10:00am, S103

Title: 60 in 60: Formative Assessment Techniques for Every Classroom
Speaker: Missy Steeves - AAC Facilitator
Curriculum Focus: Other
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.

E19, 9:00am - 10:00am, S107

Title: Differentiation Strategies for ESL Students - SAPDC
Speaker: Emma Piayda
Curriculum Focus: Second Language Other
Grade Level: DIV I, DIV II, DIV III, DIV IV,
Topic: This interactive session will provide practical strategies for differentiating content lessons and scaffolds for students at different stages of language development.

E22, 9:00am - 10:00am, S141

Title: Professional Conduct is in Order - ATA
Speaker: Patrick Loyer
Curriculum Focus: Other
Grade Level: DIV I, DIV II, DIV III, DIV IV,
Topic: Drawing on scenarios from actual cases, this presentation describes the standards of professional conduct expected of teachers and explains how the ATA deals with the situations.

E24, 9:00am - 10:00am, S145

Title: The 5E Learning Cycle in the Science Classroom
Speaker: Tyler Buchan
Curriculum Focus: Science,
Grade Level: DIV IV,
Topic: The 5E Instructional Model is a teaching strategy grounded in research and cognitive theories of learning. Plus, it's practical and adaptable to any science teaching situation.

E25, 9:00am - 10:00am, S146

Title: CANCELLED - Students who Struggle with Reading K to 2
Speaker: Carrie Forster
Curriculum Focus: Language Arts, Special Education,
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!

E26, 9:00am - 10:00am, S151

Title: Taking bully-proofing your school to a whole new level
Speaker: Connie Jakab
Curriculum Focus: Special Education, Other
Grade Level: DIV I, DIV II, DIV III, DIV IV,
Topic: Solving bullying is easy with these three steps!

E27, 9:00am - 10:00am, S154

Title: Literacy in the Content Areas
Speaker: Debbie Quick
Curriculum Focus: Other
Grade Level: DIV III, DIV IV,
Topic: This session will provide a framework that content/subject teachers can use to structure their lessons to support all students in developing strategies to better understand difficult text.

E28, 9:00am - 10:00am, F2003

Title: Curriculum Development Update - ATA
Speaker: Co-Presented by the ATA and Alberta Education
Curriculum Focus: Other
Grade Level: DIV I, DIV II, DIV III, DIV IV,
Topic: This session will provide participants with a general update on the overall curriculum development process.

E29, 9:00am - 10:00am, F2004

Title: Classroom Management: What Works? - ATA
Speaker: Valerie Fuchshuber
Curriculum Focus: Other
Grade Level: DIV I, DIV II, DIV III, DIV IV,
Topic: The classroom environment should facilitate learning for all students. The workshop is based on three key assumptions.

E30, 9:00am - 10:00am, F1008

Title: CANCELLED - The Principal’s Role in Supporting TQS Implementation - ATA - CANCELLED
Speaker: Jeff Johnson
Curriculum Focus: Other
Grade Level: DIV I, DIV II, DIV III, DIV IV,
Topic: This session will help principals understand their role in implementing the new TQS and will provide valuable information, resources, and contacts.

E34, 9:00am - 10:00am, Crowfoot Room

Title: Giggle Playshop
Speaker: Angelique Doyle
Curriculum Focus: Other
Grade Level:
Topic: Laughter Yoga is a unique exercise program that combines unconditional laughter with yogic breathing (PRANAYAMA). Scientific benefits aids is stress, depression, anxiety...

E35, 9:00am - 10:00am, THEATRE

Title: KEYNOTE: How One Teacher Changed My Life in 10 Minutes
Speaker: Allan Keller
Curriculum Focus: Other
Grade Level: DIV I, DIV II, DIV III, DIV IV,
Topic: Drawing from personal and professional experiences, Allan explains what drives people to engage in destructive behaviors.

EF07, 9:00am - 11:30am, B305

Title: Morning with Painter Girl
Speaker: Christy Vince
Curriculum Focus: Fine Arts, Other
Grade Level: DIV I, DIV II, DIV III, DIV IV,
Topic: Prepare yourself for a fun filled day of laughs and getting messy with paint !

EF09, 9:00am - 11:30am, B371

Title: From Concept To Demonstration To Experiment To Understanding
Speaker: Barry Edgar
Curriculum Focus: Science, Other
Grade Level: DIV III, DIV IV,
Topic: Demonstrations are enjoyable and informative, but how can teachers insure that they enhance student learning? Observe several physics demonstrations to find out.

EF18, 9:00am - 11:30am, S106

Title: Creating Mental Wellness Conversations
Speaker: Brian Andjelic
Curriculum Focus: Other
Grade Level: DIV II, DIV III, DIV IV,
Topic: Despite the awareness related to mental health, there is little proactive specific support for many people. Learn about a model that helps to create specific conversations.

EF20, 9:00am - 11:30am, S108

Title: Creativity and Motivation: Powerful Classroom Energizers
Speaker: Roger Harty
Curriculum Focus: Math, Language Arts, Social Studies, Science, Fine Arts, Second Language Other
Grade Level: DIV I, DIV II, DIV III, DIV IV,
Topic: Teachers who nurture creativity and motivation have students who enjoy learning and teachers who love to teach. This workshop will include student-tested activities.

EF31, 9:00am - 11:30am, F1009

Title: Dodge the 'Burn Out' and get 'Back on Track’
Speaker: Joyce Sunada
Curriculum Focus: Other
Grade Level: DIV II, DIV III,
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.

EF32, 9:00am - 11:30am, F156

Title: Protecting Your Career: Avoiding Burnout
Speaker: Dr. Margot McKinnon
Curriculum Focus: Other
Grade Level: DIV I, DIV II, DIV III, DIV IV,
Topic: Manage policy changes, time, challenging students, work and home life balance, and finances to avoid burnout and increase enthusiasm and insight for your career pathway as a whole.

EF33, 9:00am - 11:30am, S134

Title: Making of An Elder Video - SAPDC
Speaker: Vicki Glass
Curriculum Focus: Social Studies, Other
Grade Level: DIV I, DIV II, DIV III, DIV IV,
Topic: Elder In The Making provides a powerful beginning for educators on the path to developing or deepening their understanding of First Nations, Métis, and Inuit ways of knowing and diverse perspectives.

EFG11, 9:00am - 2:00pm, E150

Title: Personal Pension Interviews - FULL
Speaker: Lisa Bitensky
Curriculum Focus: Other
Grade Level: DIV I, DIV II, DIV III, DIV IV,
Topic: One on One interview with an ATRF Pension Counsellor. All spots are full. No drop-in spots available.

F08, 10:30am - 11:30am, B306

Title: Exploring the Connections between Math and Citizenship Education
Speaker: Thashika Pillay
Curriculum Focus: Math,
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

F10, 10:30am - 11:30am, E149

Title: From Keats to Beats: Exploring Poetry from Iambic to Instagramic
Speaker: Miranda Krogstad
Curriculum Focus: Language Arts,
Grade Level: DIV III, DIV IV,
Topic: Whatever the style or personality of the student, this workshop explores how to create a versatile and open-ended poetry unit that allows these young poets to find their voice.

F12, 10:30am - 11:30am, E160/161

Title: Board Games for your Classroom - Repeat Session
Speaker: Chris Kohlman
Curriculum Focus: Math, Language Arts, Science,
Grade Level: DIV II, DIV III, DIV IV,
Topic: This session will explore different hobby board games that can be used to fulfill different curricular outcomes within your classroom.

F14, 10:30am - 11:30am, E174/175

Title: Creating a Technology Infused Classroom - ATA
Speaker: Tim Johnson
Curriculum Focus: Other
Grade Level: DIV I, DIV II, DIV III, DIV IV,
Topic: This workshop provides opportunities to gain confidence, knowledge and best practices to move forward in planning for the classroom.

F16, 10:30am - 11:30am, S102

Title: The History and Legacy of Residential Schools - ATA
Speaker: Hali Heavy Shield
Curriculum Focus: Other
Grade Level: DIV I, DIV II, DIV III, DIV IV,
Topic: This workshop examines the history, impacts and legacy of residential schools, including the effects of intergenerational trauma.

F17, 10:30am - 11:30am, S103

Title: 911!! Hot Topics in Assessment
Speaker: Missy Steeves - AAC Facilitator
Curriculum Focus: Other
Grade Level: DIV I, DIV II, DIV III, DIV IV,
Topic: Group grades, second chances, effort… assessment can be an emotional subject! What assessment issues are taking up time and energy in your school or classroom? 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!

F19, 10:30am - 11:30am, S107

Title: Differentiation Strategies for ESL Students Part 2: Working Session
Speaker: Tylene Neary
Curriculum Focus: Second Language Other
Grade Level: DIV I, DIV II, DIV III, DIV IV,
Topic: This working session will provide a supported environment for teachers to collaboratively differentiate units of study to provide curriculum access to ELL students at their level.

F21, 10:30am - 11:30am, S140

Title: Igniting the Leader Within
Speaker: Amanda Cisar
Curriculum Focus: Other
Grade Level: DIV I, DIV II, DIV III, DIV IV,
Topic: Empowering students as leaders contributes to the success of many wellness initiatives within a school. Empower students to be a leader in their school community!

F22, 10:30am - 11:30am, S141

Title: Continuing ASEBP Benefits into Retirement
Speaker: Patti Priestnall
Curriculum Focus: Other
Grade Level: DIV I, DIV II, DIV III, DIV IV,
Topic: During our session, participants will learn about eligibility requirements for maintaining their ASEBP benefits into retirement, the different coverage options available to them.

F24, 10:30am - 11:30am, S145

Title: Formative Assessment Techniques
Speaker: Tyler Buchan
Curriculum Focus: Other
Grade Level: DIV IV,
Topic: Formative assessment provides information on what, how much and how well students are learning. This session will discuss how to implement a range of techniques into the classroom

F26, 10:30am - 11:30am, S151

Title: Working Through Anxiety
Speaker: Connie Jakab
Curriculum Focus: Special Education, Other
Grade Level: DIV I, DIV II, DIV III, DIV IV,
Topic: Stress, anxiety, depression is growing among teachers and students. In order to ease the anxiety in our students, we must ease our own anxiety. This workshop shows you how.

F27, 10:30am - 11:30am, S154

Title: Bear Necessities of Writing
Speaker: Debbie Quick
Curriculum Focus: Language Arts,
Grade Level: DIV I,
Topic: Are you being challenged by students who hate to write? The Bear Necessities of Writing program invites students to become risk takers in the writing process.

F28, 10:30am - 11:30am, F2003

Title: The 411 on the TQS: What Teachers and Principals Need to Know About the New Teaching Quality Standard
Speaker: Dan Grassick
Curriculum Focus: Other
Grade Level: DIV I, DIV II, DIV III, DIV IV,
Topic: This session will provide teachers with the opportunity to discuss the new standards with Association leaders who were involved in developing the new TQS.

F29, 10:30am - 11:30am, F2004

Title: Make Me a Maker: Fostering a Maker Mentality in Your School - ATA
Speaker: Dianna Easton
Curriculum Focus: Other
Grade Level: DIV I, DIV II, DIV III, DIV IV,
Topic: This workshop provides background information about makerspaces and the maker movement, and encourages teachers to get involved and bring it into their classrooms.

F30, 10:30am - 11:30am, F1008

Title: CANCELLED - Getting Involved with the Agile Schools Network - ATA - CANCELLED
Speaker: Jeff Johnson
Curriculum Focus: Other
Grade Level: DIV I, DIV II, DIV III, DIV IV,
Topic: This session will introduce innovative teachers and school leaders to the Agile Schools Network which will open doors to rich discussions about what they’re doing in their schools.

F34, 10:30am - 11:30am, Crowfoot Room

Title: Risky Play - Is it Worth the Risk?
Speaker: Kayla Repas
Curriculum Focus: Physical Education, Other
Grade Level: DIV I,
Topic: Learn about the importance of developing physical literacy through unstructured play and the benefits of risky play and its role in early childhood development

F35, 10:30am - 11:30am, THEATRE

Title: KEYNOTE: How One Teacher Changed My Life in 10 Minutes (Repeat)
Speaker: Allan Keller
Curriculum Focus: Other
Grade Level: DIV I, DIV II, DIV III, DIV IV,
Topic: Drawing from personal and professional experiences, Allan explains what drives people to engage in destructive behaviors.

G09, 1:00pm - 2:00pm, B371

Title: o Linking Classroom, Curriculum, Lab Activities, And Diploma Exams
Speaker: Barry Edgar
Curriculum Focus: Science,
Grade Level: DIV IV,
Topic: A hands on session to perform a Coulomb's law experiment in several different ways.

G17, 1:00pm - 2:00pm, S103

Title: Don't Let the Tail Wag the Dog
Speaker: Missy Steeves - AAC Facilitator
Curriculum Focus: Other
Grade Level:
Topic: Do you ever feel like the tail (your reporting system) is wagging the dog (student learning) in your classroom? Research confirms that formative assessment improves student learning, but too often conventional grading practices get in the way of realizing its benefits. Regardless of your reporting system, teachers are always able to employ effective assessment practices to support student learning.

G20, 1:00pm - 2:00pm, S108

Title: Learning Personalized: From Frustrated to Successful
Speaker: Roger Harty
Curriculum Focus: Math, Language Arts, Social Studies, Science, Physical Education, Special Education, Fine Arts, Second Language Other
Grade Level: DIV I, DIV II, DIV III, DIV IV,
Topic: With today’s diverse classrooms we all have students who struggle to learn. The key is finding strategies that support and equip every student to become successful. Teacher tested

G24, 1:00pm - 2:00pm, S145

Title: Supporting High School Completion: A Tool Kit for Success - SAPDC
Speaker: Vicki Glass
Curriculum Focus: Special Education, Other
Grade Level: DIV III, DIV IV,
Topic: Shift the lens in your school from ‘What supports are available?’ to ‘How can we leverage the resources we have to remove the barriers preventing successful high school completion for this student?

G26, 1:00pm - 2:00pm, S151

Title: Working With Students With Oppositional Defiance Disorder
Speaker: Connie Jakab
Curriculum Focus: Special Education, Other
Grade Level: DIV I, DIV II, DIV III,
Topic: Students with ODD have been described as being "impossible" to work with, but there are secrets to working with them that will actually undo the "oppositional' label.

G27, 1:00pm - 2:00pm, S154

Title: Bear Necessities of Writing Grades 4-6
Speaker: Debbie Quick
Curriculum Focus: Language Arts, Special Education, Second Language
Grade Level: DIV II,
Topic: These made in Alberta strategies can easily be adopted and adapted by teachers for immediate implementation in their classroom to help all student writers become better writer.

G28, 1:00pm - 2:00pm, F2003

Title: Teachers' Convention Review Focus Group - ATA
Speaker: Dan Grassick
Curriculum Focus: Other
Grade Level: DIV I, DIV II, DIV III, DIV IV,
Topic: If you want to be involved in shaping the future of teachers’ conventions in the province or are simply interested in finding out more about the convention review, bring your ideas

G32, 1:00pm - 2:00pm, F156

Title: From Isolation to Community: Rescue Invisible Students
Speaker: Dr. Margot McKinnon
Curriculum Focus: Other
Grade Level: DIV I, DIV II, DIV III, DIV IV,
Topic: Learn to connect with quiet invisible students who arrive to school, often late, under a baggy hoody and who are present in body but not in mind or spirit.

G34, 1:00pm - 2:00pm, Crowfoot Room

Title: The Staff that Plays Together Stays Together!
Speaker: Joyce Sunada
Curriculum Focus: Other
Grade Level: DIV I, DIV II, DIV III,
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.

G35, 1:00pm - 2:00pm, THEATRE

Title: KEYNOTE: How Did You Do It? Team Subban’s Vision for Success
Speaker: Karl Subban
Curriculum Focus: Other
Grade Level: DIV I, DIV II, DIV III, DIV IV,
Topic: Drawing on his experience as a coach, a principal, and the father of “Team Subban,” Subban talks about vision, perseverance, teamwork, and what it means to lead.v

MHCLibrary, 1:00pm - 2:00pm, Library

Title: French Café - SAPDC
Speaker: Emma Piayda
Curriculum Focus: Second Language
Grade Level: DIV I, DIV II, DIV III, DIV IV,
Topic: Sharing resources available to French Immersion and FSL teachers that are available in the College Library. An opportunity to collaborate with French teachers (FI and FSL)