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CATCA recognizes that convention is situated on Treaty 7, South of Red Deer River the traditional territory of the Blackfoot, Tsuu T’ina and Stoney Nakoda peoples, and that the North of Red Deer River Treaty 6, traditional Métis, Cree and Saulteaux territory. We honour the First Peoples who have lived here since time immemorial, and we give thanks for the land.


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Thursday, February 24
 

8:30am MST

Thursday Teacher Lounge
Do you want to expand what you just learned in your session? You can with others by joining the conversation in the Teacher Lounge. This is a laid back atmosphere if you would like to chill out and see if any other participants want to carry on with conversations. Take the opportunity to come in and socilaize about any topics you like.

Thursday February 24, 2022 8:30am - 3:30pm MST
Teacher Lounge

8:30am MST

CATCA Thursday Help Desk
Do you need any direction of where to go during convention? Do you need any help of what to expect? Do not hesitate and come on to the Zoom room, your CATCA Executives' will assist you.

Thursday February 24, 2022 8:30am - 3:30pm MST
Zoom 107

9:00am MST

Grade 1 Collaboration
This session is to collaborate with other Grade 1 teachers. Bring any ideas to talk about and use the following 2017 and 2018 document to spring some ideas and record your responses for future EdCamp collaboration sessions. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1J__fDH364un4BEtFM_AHEm1zG6L2QVYYvlrytIGRFG4/edit?usp=sharing

Moderators
Thursday February 24, 2022 9:00am - 9:45am MST
Zoom 61

9:00am MST

Supporting students in the target language when teaching content
Are you a teacher in a bilingual or French immersion program? Do you teach content such as math, social studies or another subject in the target language? This session is designed to provide practical strategies and ideas for supporting your students with content in the target language.

Speakers

Thursday February 24, 2022 9:00am - 9:45am MST
Zoom 28

9:00am MST

Accessibility teacher toolkit
In this session, we will explore edtech tools that will level the playing field for students with disabilities in online, hybrid, or traditional classroom settings. We will check out and use accessibility with immersive reader, office lens, and websites that will save you teacher time when it comes to differentiating content! These accessibility tools will knock your teacher's socks off!

Speakers

Thursday February 24, 2022 9:00am - 9:45am MST
Zoom 24

9:00am MST

Bird Sculpture For The Young Artists
This workshop will provide step-by-step instructions on how to create a beautiful bird sculpture using easily available and inexpensive art materials. Having fun is most important; this will become your students’ favourite art projects! Excellent for teachers of grades 3-9. The level of difficulty can be adjusted according to the grade level taught. You will be provided with a PowerPoint presentations that is found here https://albertateachersassociation-my.sharepoint.com/:f:/g/personal/catca_ata_ab_ca/Euyvukpc07FBp22afpZOFg4BkJHY6hd33lK42qomyFuYZg?e=2MtZL9 .and a video that can be used directly in your art classrooms or as online resources for your students. All supplies are found here https://docs.google.com/document/d/1yWvdNOR6sVhyUjuRRXqrX5ZHCUZ4PZqN/edit?usp=sharing&ouid=113269242332146366465&rtpof=true&sd=true

Speakers
avatar for Izabella Orzelski

Izabella Orzelski

Art
Izabella holds an MFA from the New York Academy of Art and a Ph.D. in education from the University of Alberta. Her awards and grants include Winspear Fund Grant and Dahesh Museum Award in New York. Among her commissions are portraits of Lois Hole, former Lieutenant Governor of Alberta... Read More →


Thursday February 24, 2022 9:00am - 9:45am MST
Pre-Recorded

9:00am MST

Catching Our Kids
Meeting the needs of all our learners in an inclusive classroom can be challenging! More and more students are dealing with traumatic experiences that can make it more difficult to learn. We as educators can be the most significant connection for many of our students. Ensuring our students are “Ready to Learn” requires a Christ Centered Trauma Informed approach. It is not a program, but a transformation of the heart. When we recognize and meet a student’s unmet need(s), we are setting them up for success and the academics will follow. Weaving the works and key messages of Dr. Jody Carrington, Jimmy Casas, David Wells, Pope Francis and more, Patti and Rebecca will share the journey of one school becoming a Christ Centered Trauma Informed community.

Speakers

Thursday February 24, 2022 9:00am - 9:45am MST
Pre-Recorded

9:00am MST

Getting set up for success - Context, content and feedback
Are you feeling like you are non-stop juggling all of your school-based responsibilities? Come to this session to learn how to set yourself up for success through a research-based framework that emphasizes the purposeful selection of teaching strategies that support assessment, teaching subject matter content, and creating an engaging learning environment for your students. Specific strategies will be explained that support each of these areas, along with tips and tricks to get started.

Speakers

Thursday February 24, 2022 9:00am - 9:45am MST
Pre-Recorded

9:00am MST

Grade 6-9 Math Collaboration
This session is to collaborate with other Grade 6-9 Math teachers. Bring any ideas to talk about and use the following 2017 and 2018 document to spring some ideas and record your responses for future EdCamp collaboration sessions. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1VF4iEDNJjbwLzNxzBEUFLRcTa7i8Wa_MgN9XTgmaMw8/edit?usp=sharing

Moderators
Thursday February 24, 2022 9:00am - 9:45am MST
Zoom 61

9:00am MST

Comprehensive Sexual Health Education: What is it? And how do I teach it?
Young people want more than just the “birds and the bees”. They want to learn more about healthy relationships, LGBTQ2S+ specific content, and all the other good stuff! They want educators who are thoughtful about accessibility and language, and who are comfortable and confident when teaching sexual health. Come to this session to learn more about comprehensive sexual health education, why it’s important and resources to increase your confidence in providing this material. You’ll learn about how to use tools such as the question box and other resources available at TeachingSexualHealth.ca, an Alberta Education authorized resource.

Speakers
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Amber Heyd

Sexual and Reproductive Health Promotion Facilitator, Alberta Health Services
Amber Heyd is a Registered Nurse and holds a Master’s Degree in Health Promotion. Amber has worked in a variety of settings and roles, including a clinical background in sexual health, STBBI, harm reduction and communicable disease. She has diverse research experience and is passionate... Read More →
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Jocelyn Graham

Jocelyn Graham has a Master’s Degree along with training in knowledge translation, qualitative research methods, and behaviour change. She has worked in various health promotion positions during her career and is currently a member of the Sexual and Reproductive Health Promotion... Read More →
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Nicole Inglis

Nicole Inglis has taught everything from grade one PE to Bio 30, and lots of things in between. She has been a teacher at both public and Catholic schools, and earned her MEd in Adult, Community and Higher Education. Nicole spent more than 10 years facilitating prenatal and parenting... Read More →


Thursday February 24, 2022 9:00am - 9:45am MST
Zoom 40

9:00am MST

The Life Framework
The Life Framework (Lived Inclusive For Everyone) is a document released from the Council of Catholic School Superintendents of Alberta (CCSSA) on creating and operating student groups and activities that seek to promote student inclusion within the schools. The creation of LIFE groups within schools serves students to promote eliminating all forms of bullying, including - but not restricted to - harassment and discrimination concerning sexual orientation and gender identity and promote justice, respectful relationships, and language within Catholic schools.

The session will explore the Life Framework and the considerations and best practices in setting up a group within the school while remaining faithful to the fidelity of the Church Teachings. There will be an opportunity for questions in the session. Please consider adding the questions that you wish to have answered in the Google Form.

Teachers can add questions in the Google Form to tailor their questions to the session. https://forms.gle/zsB24u6oH3fEcA6XA

Speakers
avatar for Stacey MacNeil

Stacey MacNeil

Religious and Moral Education Council
Stacey MacNeil originates from Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. She credits her Cape Breton upbringing for her strong roots in Catholicism and faith formation. Stacey has a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from St. Mary's University in Halifax, a Bachelor of Education specializing in... Read More →


Thursday February 24, 2022 9:00am - 9:45am MST
Zoom 26

9:00am MST

International Teaching
I was feeling stuck and uninspired, it was time for a change of pace, it was time to go on an adventure. I got permission to take a leave of absence, and signed a contract for teaching at a Canadian School in the capital of Cambodia. Then COVID hit. The world stopped. I decided to honour the contract and began the process of heading away across the world.

Trusting in the school leadership, in my own inner strength and in humanity I left Canada for teaching overseas. COVID made everything complicated, but then so was moving across the world. I packed up my 2 large suitcases and boarded the plane. With only the best wishes of family and friends and my dream to sustain me I began my epic journey of self discovery. Teaching in a vastly different system, living in a strange place, no pressures or expectations; life was transformative.

Many people dream about travel and working in foreign countries, but few of us get around to it. I will share details about how I overcame my fears and self doubt to live a year of tremendous adventure. Traveling in a tropical storm, for profit schooling, sunrise at Angkor Wat, market food, poverty, corruption, multiple isolations and amazing friendships are just some of the experiences that I will share with you. I will share stories and photos about the hurdles, the challenges and the Instagram worthy dream moments. I will share stories of my year overseas that help me today stay centered on what truly keeps me centered.

This session is for anyone who wonders what it would be like to begin their own epic journey. An honest story with an opportunity to ask questions at the end.



Speakers
avatar for Dania Hill

Dania Hill

A veteran teacher with over 20 years experience she has worked in 6 schools, taught in all divisions and in a wide variety of courses. Specialist in math and science Dania Hill has worked in both English and French Immersion programs. She has lead a number of field studies and has... Read More →


Thursday February 24, 2022 9:00am - 9:45am MST
Pre-Recorded

9:00am MST

Virtual Magic: How to Engage Students Online
Kid author Marty Chan spent the pandemic pivoting to virtual author visits and writing workshops. Over the course of the year, he amassed a set of virtual presentation skills and tools that kept kids of all ages engaged from start to finish. He shares some of his presentations secrets to turn your Google Meet sessions into must-see events. He'll talk about camera placement, audio settings, and a few special effects that can enhance your online presentations.

Speakers
avatar for Marty Chan

Marty Chan

Author, Ink Jockey Inc.
Marty Chan writes books for kids and plays for adults. Named one of Alberta's 25 most influential artists by the Alberta Foundation for the Arts, Marty is a champion for literacy. With his dynamic school presentations, he inspires reluctant readers to pick up a book and budding authors... Read More →


Thursday February 24, 2022 9:00am - 9:45am MST
Pre-Recorded

9:00am MST

Pre K Collaboration
This session is to collaborate with other Pre-Kindergarten teachers. Bring any ideas to talk about and use the following 2017 and 2018 document to spring some ideas and record your responses for future EdCamp collaboration sessions. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1nI0UwKMK4fkE8--hSXm-Os1RNrNmzrNIS4fYQ45EcPY/edit?usp=sharing

Moderators
Thursday February 24, 2022 9:00am - 9:45am MST
Zoom 61

9:00am MST

Food Explorers: Sparking curiosity with nutrition education
Food Explorers is a kindergarten and grade 1 nutrition education program that focuses on sparking curiosity around food and eating. Students will have fun exploring a variety of foods through the mysteries of tastes, textures, and colours. The best part? The program is completely free for teachers to order!

Join this interactive teacher workshop to receive the complete, cross curricular, free nutrition education program sent directly to your school. Please note, this program is only available to order for kindergarten and grade 1 teachers.

You will leave the session with:
• Ready-to-use classroom materials including:
o A teacher guide with 16, curricular-linked lesson plans;
o Student materials including stickers and journal pages;
o Take-home recipe cards;
o Adapted lesson plans for online learning; and
o Tasty recipes and tips for positive classroom cooking experiences.
• A refreshed understanding of how to approach nutrition education with K-1 students.
• Curriculum-linked, evidence-informed, and teacher-reviewed lessons, and teaching tools.
• Opportunities for ongoing support from Registered Dietitians.
• Opportunity to apply for a mini food grant to use for food exploration in the classroom.

Teach Nutrition resources are developed by the Registered Dietitians at Dairy Farmers of Canada. See them all at teachnutrition.ca.

Speakers
avatar for Mary Block

Mary Block

Registered Dietitian, Teach Nutrition
Mary is a Registered Dietitian at Dairy Farmers of Canada. She is a firm believer that nutrition education can and should be fun. She loves that her work helps set the stage for a positive relationship with food from a young age through curiosity and exploration.


Thursday February 24, 2022 9:00am - 10:15am MST
Zoom 32

9:00am MST

How do I teach my students to revise and edit?
After writing, elementary students often exclaim "I'm done!" without ever reading their work. How do we teach (and motivate) our students to revise and edit their writing? During this session, learn how to effectively work through the writing process with your students and how to teach writing rather than simply assign written tasks. Karen will share many practical ideas and mentor texts. Leave this session empowered to teach writing to your students!

Speakers
avatar for Karen Filewych

Karen Filewych

Words Change Worlds
Karen Filewych has twenty-five years of educational experience as an elementary teacher, school administrator, and language arts consultant. In 2007, she completed her Master of Education degree in the area of literacy. Karen's first book - How Do I Get Them to Write? - was published... Read More →


Thursday February 24, 2022 9:00am - 10:15am MST
Pre-Recorded

9:00am MST

Writing 101
Do students write in your classes?

Maybe you’re teaching Language Arts for the first time. Maybe you’ve taught it for a while, but feel a need to strengthen the writing component. Or maybe you don’t even teach L.A., but want to support students with their writing in your subject area. Whatever the case, this session will help by focusing on the basics of writing instruction. We’ll look at some of the significant challenges and lay out fundamental principles that will help you and your students succeed. You’ll leave with a solid foundation for an effective writing program along with some specific ideas you can implement immediately.

Speakers
avatar for Robin Pawlak

Robin Pawlak

Children's Author
Robin was a language arts teacher (grades 4-7) for 31 years in Red Deer. His 2016 retirement allowed him to focus on writing, and he has since publsihed two novels for children: Space Cadets (2018) and Space Cadets: Battle for Tam (2022). He enjoys the calm, quiet life of a writer... Read More →


Thursday February 24, 2022 9:00am - 10:15am MST
Zoom 34

9:00am MST

How to Feel Happier, No Matter What’s Happening
I’ll be happier when I… lose some weight, make more money, get a better position, retire, or fill in the blank with your own refrain. Sound familiar? The problem is that if you sing that song, you’re prolonging your happiness rather than experiencing it now. Happiness is an inside job and the secret is to cultivate it first, no matter what’s happening on the outside. Once you know how to do that, everything changes.

In this session you’ll learn how to:

-transform your happiness set point so that you feel happier more of the time
-implement practical skills and powerful techniques that will boost your overall happiness
-stay calm, centered and grounded, even in chaos
-make your thoughts your allies
-own your life and gain clarity on what you really want

Don’t waste another day feeling unhappy or unfulfilled. Come to this session to start making immediate changes to feel happier, no matter what.

Speakers
avatar for Christina Marlett

Christina Marlett

Courageous Self-Care
As the creator of Courageous Self-Care, Christina is passionate about helping stressed out teachers learn to lead their students, families and themselves from a place of wholeness, overflowing energy and deep self-respect. She excels at helping overwhelmed leaders revitalize their... Read More →


Thursday February 24, 2022 9:00am - 10:15am MST
Zoom 35

9:00am MST

Wahkohtowin: Cree Natural Law
Wahkohtowin is a Cree word which denotes the interconnected nature of relationships, communities, and natural systems. Its literal meaning is "kinship", but it is often used to refer to Cree law, or Cree codes of conduct. Participants will explore this idea of wahkohtowin in a sharing circle format and have the opportunity to discuss and ask questions. Learn how this Indigenous world view can be reflected in your classroom and supports your foundational knowledge.

Speakers
avatar for Phillip Campiou

Phillip Campiou

Knowledge Keeper, Elder
Phillip Campiou is a Traditional Woodland Cree who is originally from Driftpile First Nation, Alberta. He now resides in the Enoch area. As a young man, his father taught Phillip how to be self-sufficient and live off the land. Inherent in these teachings was an unwavering respect... Read More →


Thursday February 24, 2022 9:00am - 10:15am MST
Zoom 30

9:00am MST

Your Pension Matters-THIS SESSION WILL NOT BE RECORDED.
Primarily for mid-career teachers.
A general overview of the Teachers' Pension Plan with detailed information about beneficiaries, death benefits, purchasing service, and termination benefits.
Duration: 1 hour

Speakers
avatar for Linda Lau

Linda Lau

Your Pension Matters
Linda has been with the Alberta Teachers' Retirement Fund since 1990 and has spoken at numerous conventions, pension seminars and counselling sessions throughout the province.


Thursday February 24, 2022 9:00am - 10:15am MST
Zoom 38

9:00am MST

Prayer as a Personal Relationship with Jesus
“Prayer is being on terms of friendship with God, frequently conversing in secret with Him, who we know, loves us.” St. Theresa of Avila.
God loves us unconditionally, he knows us intimately, and wants to be in a relationship with us. Like any other deep friendship, we cultivate it by communicating. We are all unique, and the way that we best communicate with others varies. Our Catholic Church recognizes this and gives us a rich and vast ways to pray.
During this session we will experience the three forms of prayer: vocal, Christian Meditation, and contemplative prayer. We will be looking at practical ways to cultivate our own personal prayer as well as our students. Areas of prayer include traditional prayers, Lectio and Visio Divina, Praying in Color and Bible Journaling.
This session is not only experiential, where you will have the opportunity to practice various forms of prayer, but you will also have resources that you can use in your school and classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Kathleen Nguyen

Kathleen Nguyen

Religious Education Consultant, Sacred Scripture and Storytelling/ Prayer
Kathleen is currently the Elementary Religious Education Consultant for the Edmonton Catholic School Division. She has over 20 years of experience working in Catholic Education; using her master’s in religious education and Catechesis of the Good Shepherd certification to support... Read More →


Thursday February 24, 2022 9:00am - 10:15am MST
Pre-Recorded

9:00am MST

Staying Sane! Principles for Survival in the Classroom
How does a teacher keep up with lesson preparation, engaging and managing students, grading, progress reports, parent conferencing, meeting diverse learning needs, not to mention evaluations and dealing with school administration? How can one remain enthusiastic, happy, and well-balanced when overwhelmed by these responsibilities? This session introduces 5 principles of survival in the classroom and a medley of practical strategies for dealing with these challenges and creating a productive learning environment. Come laugh, decompress, and learn some self-care. These tried-and-true, evidence-based tips will provide hope and make your job easier.

Speakers
avatar for Danny Bateman

Danny Bateman

Danny Bateman is a dynamic, entertaining, and experienced speaker. With an engaging personality, interesting anecdotes, and an innovative approach, each session inspires and enlightens. He is currently an Instructor at Concordia University in the Faculty of Education. He has delivered... Read More →


Thursday February 24, 2022 9:00am - 10:15am MST
Zoom 41

9:00am MST

The Trauma Informed Teacher: Learning How a Child's Trauma Can Impact the Classroom (Part1)
This is an introductory session to help teachers understand what trauma is and how it manifests itself in the classroom. We will go through the seven major risk factors and the five B's of trauma--how trauma affects the brain, biology, behaviour, body, and beliefs of a child. By looking through the lens of trauma, we will learn that change happens when thinking shifts from, "What is wrong with this child?" to, "What happened to this child?" and to see the need behind the behaviour. Lastly, we will address the role that fear plays in children from hard places.

Educators need a wide variety of tools. Children from hard places have unique histories and as such, require unique tools. With these insights you will be able to create a classroom where everyone is able to learn. While this session will focus on the ins and outs of trauma, you will take away many useable tools. The beauty of Trust Based Relational Intervention is that it works in any setting, with every age group and does not require a big budget to implement.

Speakers
avatar for Ingrid Rust

Ingrid Rust

Design Your Class Through the Lens of Trauma
Ingrid Rust is a mother of 6 children. (3 biological children who are married, a 17-year-old kinship placement, and two adopted children, aged 4 and 6) and is also a grandmother of 3. Ingrid and her husband, Murray, a veteran teacher of 33 years with Edmonton Public Schools, have... Read More →


Thursday February 24, 2022 9:00am - 10:15am MST
Zoom 37

9:00am MST

Danci(NG) with Elements! Wolves
Join Michael Ng in his Classic Demo Lecture Series as he shares the historical story-telling origins and fun demonstrations of popular elements of the periodic table. Additional resources are found here: https://albertateachersassociation-my.sharepoint.com/:f:/g/personal/catca_ata_ab_ca/EnrJpA0vUH9CkmfvzRVH1UkBoP6nQrEhlAUso0pzrXgOnw?e=cNwqZG

Speakers
avatar for Michael Ng

Michael Ng

Science
Michael Ng Chemistry 20/30 and AP Chemistry | Accomplished concert pianist and artist since age 5. The world of science can be an enjoyable part of daily life. Dedicated and innovative in making "Science fun". Michael now appears monthly on Morning Global News TV Edmonton demonstrating... Read More →


Thursday February 24, 2022 9:00am - 10:15am MST
Pre-Recorded

9:00am MST

Money Matters for Youth (MMY) - Financial Literacy
MMY is a new and innovative approach to teaching financial literacy in health, CALM, CTF and CTS courses. Learn how to engage students with real-life financial situations that will educate them about what is important to them right now and into the future. Get access to multiple grade 7 - 11 lesson plans that are classroom proven and Monday-morning ready. Your students will be engaged and excited about coming to health and CALM class.

Speakers
avatar for Paul Bohnert

Paul Bohnert

CTF/Social Studies/Innovation
Innovation in Education has been Paul's passion and focus for the past 15 years. Paul has been engaging university, high school and middle school students for 23 years with his project-based, concept-based and inquiry-based learning approach. He has shared his classroom and educational... Read More →


Thursday February 24, 2022 9:00am - 10:15am MST
Pre-Recorded

9:00am MST

Creating an ELA Holocaust Thematic Unit
Reading, writing, listening, speaking, and representing this session will explore using a single theme; the Holocaust, to assess multiple outcomes at the middle school level. Teachers will leave the session with access to a multitude of resources including additional PD, websites, and lesson plans.

Speakers
avatar for Lindsay Kate Anderson

Lindsay Kate Anderson

Holocaust studies, classroom design
Lindsay is a passionate educator who is entering her 17th year as a teacher. Throughout the years, Lindsay has worked in a variety of school settings including private and public schools. In 2017 Lindsay completed her M.ED through the University of Alberta where she did her research... Read More →


Thursday February 24, 2022 9:00am - 10:15am MST
Zoom 33

9:00am MST

Creating A Technology Infused Classroom
This workshop is designed to share the Substitution, Augmentation, Modification and Redefinition (SAMR) model with teachers to facilitate technology implementation in their classrooms. Integrating technology not only addresses 21st century skills, but also meets the Teaching Quality Standard of Alberta and the eight cross-curricular competencies. This workshop provides opportunities to gain confidence, knowledge and best practices to move forward in planning for the classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Sally Rudakoff

Sally Rudakoff

Association Instructor, Alberta Teachers' Association
Sally is a teacher and assistant principal in St. Albert Public Schools. She enjoys learning alongside her students and is an avid believer that all teachers are life-long learners. Her passion is in the area of S.T.E.A.M. Learning and she enjoys supporting students to strengthen... Read More →


Thursday February 24, 2022 9:00am - 10:15am MST
Zoom ATA PD Workshop

9:00am MST

Addressing Secondary Eco-Anxiety Through Solutions-Focused Challenges
What is ‘eco-anxiety’ and how can we address it in our students from grade 9-12? This session will explore how solution-focused environmental challenges can empower and inspire students about the future. Taking a look at GreenLearning’s Energy Revealed, Re-Energy and Flood:Ed programs, educators will walk away with a toolbox of free digital lessons, activities and tools to help them address the growing eco-anxiety among youth today. Be part of the solution and take action with GreenLearning!

Speakers
avatar for Sidney Howlett

Sidney Howlett

Crossing Curriculums for Climate Change/Science
Sidney Howlett is on a mission to empower youth to take climate action through education. Trained as a teacher, she has a diverse professional background leading outreach to post-secondary students, teaching in elementary and French immersion schools across Ontario and establishing... Read More →


Thursday February 24, 2022 9:00am - 10:15am MST
Zoom 36

9:00am MST

Healthy Grief Conversations that Heal
Many feel uncomfortable talking about death and grief—but it is a pivotal conversation we all must face with compassion and empathy. Learn to change your perspective on loss and speak about grief in a healthy and authentic manner. Learn about the pillars of the “Healthy Grief Movement” created by bereavement author and advocate, Alexis Marie Chute. Learn to foster safe places for grief expression with tips for what to say, not say, and what are the most meaningful ways to support the mourners in your life.

Speakers
avatar for Alexis Marie Chute

Alexis Marie Chute

Author, Artist, Filmmaker, Curator, Alexis Marie Productions Inc.
Alexis Marie Chute is an award-winning artist, photographer, filmmaker, gallery curator, and bestselling author. Her books include The 8th Island Trilogy (Above the Star, Below the Moon, Inside the Sun) and memoir Expecting Sunshine: A Journey of Grief, Healing and Pregnancy After... Read More →


Thursday February 24, 2022 9:00am - 10:15am MST
Pre-Recorded

9:00am MST

Develop – and Trust! – Your intuition
Have you ever ignored that little voice, or gut feeling, that tells you to grab an item on your way out the door, then wished you’d listened, because, “Darn! That would’ve been handy to have right now!” That inner guidance was your intuition. Intuition is like a muscle – exercising it makes it stronger. In this interactive session, learn simple exercises that build – and teach you to trust – your intuition and bring greater ease into your life and your classroom. Additional files are found here: https://albertateachersassociation-my.sharepoint.com/:f:/g/personal/catca_ata_ab_ca/EvXuFgLGUVVOjjAmbQqA2NIB05FZJ10TnkMK6sFsiXzAxQ?e=ufgiFO

Speakers
avatar for Tina Thrussell

Tina Thrussell

Facilitator, Best U Can B Inc
Tina Thrussell has been facilitating impactful, interactive, personal expansion experiences for more than 16 years. Her light-hearted energy and contagious enthusiasm have contributed to her reputation as The Feel Good Lady. This deep lover of life has inspired thousands of people... Read More →


Thursday February 24, 2022 9:00am - 10:15am MST
Pre-Recorded

9:00am MST

Stressing Wisely: A Radical Shift in How We Show Up and Excel in All Areas of Our Lives
Our collective and personal well-being has been deeply impacted by recent world events. There is a need for a proactive approach to ensuring our people are well equipped to face the unparallel stress, unrest, and uncertainty that are becoming more common. To maintain excellence in all areas of one’s life knowing how to stress wisely and recover is key. In this keynote, Dr. Robyne Hanley-Dafoe explores how to use a multi-dimensional approach to wellness that promotes moving theory into committed action through the five principles of stressing wisely, including signature strength activation, emotional regulation, and creative release and recovery. By building awareness and personal accountability, participants will be able to implement personal wellness care systems that are sustainable, realistic, and time efficient. And, by doing so, enhance personal and professional performance and satisfaction.

This keynote speaker was generously sponsored by Morgex Insurance.

Speakers
avatar for Dr Robyn Hanley-Dafoe

Dr Robyn Hanley-Dafoe

Described as one of the most sought-after, engaging, thought-provoking, and truly transformative international speakers and scholars in her field, Dr. Robyne Hanley-Dafoe is a multi-award-winning psychology and education instructor who specializes in resiliency, navigating stress... Read More →


Thursday February 24, 2022 9:00am - 10:15am MST
Zoom Webinar 5000

9:00am MST

The Gift of Failure
The Gift of Failure can change the way an entire community approaches learning, competence, and school-home relationships. Jessica Lahey offers teachers and administrators ways to communicate a message of autonomy and competence to parents, gives parents practical advice for how to step back and allow kids more opportunities to fail, rebound, and become more resilient, and helps students take ownership of their lives and develop growth mindset around learning.

Speakers
avatar for Jessica Lahey

Jessica Lahey

Modern parenting is defined by an unprecedented level of overprotectiveness: parents who rush to school at the whim of a phone call to deliver forgotten assignments, who challenge teachers on report card disappointments, mastermind children’s friendships, and interfere on the playing... Read More →


Thursday February 24, 2022 9:00am - 10:15am MST
Zoom Webinar 1000-5

9:00am MST

Rising Strong™ After Setbacks
Based on the research of Dr. Brené Brown, this workshop is for anyone looking to rise from setbacks, losses and disappointments with greater courage in any area of their professional and personal life. Rising Strong™ will support you in identifying your stories of struggle, and the process for moving through them.

• The physics of vulnerability and guidelines for rising after a fall
• How stories have power in your life to drive emotions, thoughts, and behaviours
• What it means to rumble with emotions like shame, guilt, anxiety, blame, accountability, resentment, grief, forgiveness, and perfectionism
• Emotional offloading strategies and how they move us away from our values
• Recognizing and capturing the stories we make up when faced with struggle
• Writing your own daring endings to tough stories

Speakers
avatar for Kimberly Knull

Kimberly Knull

Rising Strong After Setbacks
Kimberly Knull is a Registered Psychologist, former teacher, motivational speaker and trained by Brené Brown as a Dare to Lead™ and Daring Way™ facilitator. She’s the Co-Founder Momentum Walk-In Counselling Society, recognized as one of Avenue magazine’s Top 40 Under 40... Read More →


Thursday February 24, 2022 9:00am - 12:00pm MST
Zoom 44

9:00am MST

Sharpie Alphabet Lettering
Inspire your students to create handmade letters! Learn the techniques to create a whimsical sharpie alphabet using three different sizes of black sharpie markers. In this class you will learn how to master variations on an alphabet using sharpie markers as well as some simple watercolor painting techniques great for use on cards. The sharpie marker is a very versatile tool that can be used to create a variety of lettering for classroom projects. In this class you will complete 3 unique greeting cards.
If you would like to get a package sent to you with all the supplies do pay $25 and contact Sally at the following email: sallytowerssybblis@icloud.com with your address before FEB 7. First come/First Serve
Here are the supplies you need to get
1- white gel pen I recommend Sakura#10, Uniball Signo Pen or White Posca Pen size .07mm. These pens are available at Michaels.
1 - black chisel tip sharpie
1 - black fine point sharpie
1 - black ultra fine point sharpie
1- 12” strip of green painters tape
Paint palette or paper plate
Rag
Water container
½” flat brush
A round brush (any of sizes 4-12 will work)
3 - 8.5x11” sheets of black cardstock
2 - 5x7” pieces of Canson or Strathmore 140lb. Watercolor paper
1 - 4x5” piece of Canson or Strathmore 140lb. Watercolor paper
5 sheets of regular printer paper
Watercolor paints - yellow or gold , phthalo blue, rose or pink
Scissors
Ruler
Eraser
Pencil
Glue stick OR double sided tape

Speakers
avatar for Sally Towers-Sybblis

Sally Towers-Sybblis

Artist
Sally Towers-Sybblis is a full time mixed media artist from Red Deer, Alberta. Her whimsical style of art often incorporates a combination of lettering, watercolor, acrylics or book making. Her work has been featured in various publications including “The Lettering Arts Review... Read More →


Thursday February 24, 2022 9:00am - 12:00pm MST
Pre-Recorded

9:00am MST

The Hunger Games: That Kid’s Just Looking for Attention…
Everywhere around us kids are just “looking for attention” starved for connection & positive adult relationships. This session speaks to the biological, psychological and developmental reasons kids seek our attention & uses theory & humor to look at the behaviors & brains of these kids & the survival games they play. Participants will learn the "Vitamin C" approach to attention seeking behavior & explore practical ways to nourish children & youth with the time & attention they seek…and deserve.

Speakers
avatar for Ariel Haubrich

Ariel Haubrich

Consultant/ Trainer/ Private Practitioner, Mental Wellness
Ariel Haubrich works in school & community mental health as a counsellor and program manager, and also as a consultant, presenter and private practitioner with government, businesses, teams and individuals working toward personal and organizational development. She is a Certified... Read More →


Thursday February 24, 2022 9:00am - 12:00pm MST
Zoom 46

9:00am MST

Learning With Hope
Dr. Lenora M. LeMay will share how a narrative pedagogy of hope (LeMay, 2021) evolved first, in her interactions with Hope Kids, at the Hope Foundation, and later in classrooms. She will outline how the principles of a narrative pedagogy of hope encourage increased connections to learner outcomes/essential skills, learned hopefulness, resilience, and well-being. Lenora's storied experiences and ways of interacting with a narrative pedagogy of hope will enable all participants (classroom teachers at all grade levels) in the audience to experience the benefits of learning and working with a narrative pedagogy of hope. Audience participants will leave with hope-focused practices, strategies, and resources to use and build on as a way of being and knowing with hope alongside and with others inside and outside the school setting. [Note: I am also able to offer this session via Zoom]

Speakers
avatar for Lenora LeMay

Lenora LeMay

Lenora M. LeMay, formerly an elementary classroom teacher, was the Director of Educational Services at the Hope Foundation of Alberta. As an Adjunct Academic Colleague in the Elementary Department at the University of Alberta, Lenora continues to explore our experiences of making... Read More →


Thursday February 24, 2022 9:00am - 12:00pm MST
Zoom 42

9:00am MST

The Trauma-Informed Classroom
Now more than ever, we are witnessing the impact of trauma on the students and families we work with, and on ourselves as educators. Thankfully, the news isn’t all bad. There are strategies we can use to enhance and adapt our existing practices to respond to trauma needs within ourselves, our students, and our colleagues. In this session you will be introduced to the principles of trauma-informed practice through stories and examples of how schools in Alberta and around the world are implementing them into their classrooms. You’ll leave with practical strategies you can implement right away, and you’ll likely learn that a lot of what you’re already doing as an educator is trauma-informed.

Speakers
avatar for Angela Hill

Angela Hill

Senior Facilitator, Imagine Institute for Learning
Angela has been with Imagine Institute for Learning since 2012. A professional facilitator since 2005, Angela believes in personalized, engaging learning experiences that support both personal and professional growth. She is grateful to be able to create those experiences with her... Read More →


Thursday February 24, 2022 9:00am - 12:00pm MST
Zoom 43

9:00am MST

Cercle de percussion et activites musicales (aucune expérence nécessaire)
Accessible à tous, cet atelier interactif et multiculturel fournit aux enseignants les outils nécessaires pour animer un cercle de percussions en utilisant une méthode innovante. Avec plus de 40 tambours et autres instruments de percussion du monde entier, Louise guide les participants au moyen de rythmes traditionnels, de la danse, des jeux rythmiques, des techniques de percussions et de la chanson : dialecte africain, espagnol et français.

C'est dans un environnement d'apprentissage riche que les enfants développeront l'écoute, l'estime de soi, la concentration et la communication. Grâce à cet atelier, les enseignants (es) feront l’acquisition d’une technique éducative complémentaire. Ils repartiront avec des outils et de nouvelles idées pour encourager les enfants à explorer leur sens du rythme tout en transformant le comportement des enfants !

Speakers
avatar for Louise Raymond

Louise Raymond

English and French Music Session/ Music, Malicounda Dance Company
Malicounda’s founder, Louise Raymond, was fortunate to be able to study with master West African dancers and drummers not only in Senegal but also with ex-patriot teachers in Canada and the United States. Louise is extremely grateful and appreciative that she has been able to experience... Read More →


Thursday February 24, 2022 9:00am - 12:00pm MST
Zoom 45

9:00am MST

Positive And Negative Space Drawing/Collage
If you want your students to have fun, this is a perfect workshop for you! Using inexpensive art materials, you will complete an art project that is a great learning tool for your students. Excellent for teachers of grades 3 - 12. The level of difficulty can be adjusted according to the grade level taught. Click here to view the supplies for this session: https://docs.google.com/document/d/12TcH9Og8sMzSdo9hCC1mVD2DX8GYgj8j/edit?usp=sharing&ouid=113269242332146366465&rtpof=true&sd=true

Speakers
avatar for Izabella Orzelski

Izabella Orzelski

Art
Izabella holds an MFA from the New York Academy of Art and a Ph.D. in education from the University of Alberta. Her awards and grants include Winspear Fund Grant and Dahesh Museum Award in New York. Among her commissions are portraits of Lois Hole, former Lieutenant Governor of Alberta... Read More →


Thursday February 24, 2022 9:00am - 10:15pm MST
Pre-Recorded

9:00am MST

Lord, Teach Us To Pray
In this session David will explore how our communication with God can be strengthened. One aspect of our relationship with God that may assist in this effort is through Holy Listening. David will share how we can use Scripture as a source of prayer to discover how God speaks to us. Through the process of spiritual direction we can deepen our relationship with God. Spending time with God in a retreat setting can be very helpful. There will be ample opportunity to share your own insights on prayer and spirituality.

Speakers
avatar for David Bouchard

David Bouchard

David is a retired teacher who has enjoyed several opportunities to speak on issues of justice and spirituality. He is happily married for 43 years and has four children and eight grandchildren. David holds a Master of Theology Degree with a focus on ecumenical spirituality. In 2008-2010... Read More →


Thursday February 24, 2022 9:00am - 10:15pm MST
Pre-Recorded

9:00am MST

Show & Tell: Creating Access Through Semiotic Artifacts
Kindergarten gets it - artifacts from our lives and experiences hold our values, identities, and stories. So how do we bring this time-honoured elementary practice into a high school classroom, and what happens when we do? In this session, we will explore the use of semiosis in the high school classroom, and the ways artifacts can create and hold space for and work with learners’ skills at which they level are entering your secondary classroom. Learn processes that you can use Monday morning to enhance the visibility of your students’ ideas and support their academic learning alongside their social and emotional development. Visual and oral presentation scaffolding and skills build fluency and understanding to improve written, recorded, or performed end products, while preparing your students for 21st Century communication and work.

Speakers
avatar for Liz Harrison

Liz Harrison

Liz Harrison specializes in English Language Arts education, and currently teaches in Grande Prairie, Alberta. Most of her time is spent with 9-12s in both ELA -1 and -2 streams, but Liz also teaches Cosmetology as a Journeyman-certified Hairstylist, the occasional CALM, Health 9... Read More →


Thursday February 24, 2022 9:00am - 10:15pm MST
Pre-Recorded

9:50am MST

Grade 2 Collaboration
This session is to collaborate with other Grade 2 teachers. Bring any ideas to talk about and use the following 2017 and 2018 document to spring some ideas and record your responses for future EdCamp collaboration sessions. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1NjYhk8lki0AvJEqo-D1D2AE2gVhrJkXa0986x5678Tk/edit?usp=sharing

Moderators
Thursday February 24, 2022 9:50am - 10:35am MST
Zoom 61

9:50am MST

Instant Evolution, From Chaos to Calmness in The Classroom
Meet & defeat a bully with Bully Proof Yourself & Your Kids, bless instead of stress about mistakes with Blessing Mistakes, and tame tantrums with The Tantrum Tamer in all ages with Brenda Miller and her instant evolution strategies that take us from kid-chaos to calmness in an upset in the classroom.

Speakers
BM

Brenda Miller

As a certified instructor through a private corporation, Brenda taught conscious conflict resolution in six countries. As a result of this career where she learned how to turn chaos into calmness, Brenda wrote four books to help us towards that peaceful and positive endeavor.


Thursday February 24, 2022 9:50am - 10:35am MST
Zoom 25

9:50am MST

High-yield teaching strategies that support concept-based instruction
Are you wondering about how concept-based instruction (CBI) aligns with the curriculum? Have you been considering implementing some elements into your teaching practice? Are you wondering about which teaching strategies can support CBI? Come to this session to address these questions and to review examples of what CBI can look like in the modern classroom. Topics will include background information and research, how CBI can align with Alberta curriculum, and high-yield teaching strategies that support CBI, along with some tips and tricks for getting started.

Speakers

Thursday February 24, 2022 9:50am - 10:35am MST
Pre-Recorded

9:50am MST

Self-Care in a Pandemic
Join us for a session focused on building a personal wellness & self-care practice using the Self-Care in Disaster Times & Beyond Toolkit.
About the toolkit: Developed by Alberta Health Services, the self-care project emerged from disaster responses in Alberta, including the pandemic. We were moved by people’s stories and experiences and the need for information and practical tools for self-awareness, personal and team wellness, and organizational planning to meet self-care needs. To quote an impacted responder: “Everyone talks about (self-care) in theory, but what does it look like on a practical level and how do we see it not as a “luxury” or “indulgent”, but more as remembering to top up our gas tank, and recharge our battery.”

About this session: We will explore the Personal Wellness workbook and help you to:
• Recognize the role and importance of self-care within the unique context of disaster and emergency response and recovery, including the pandemic.
• Understand the warning signs/red flags for stress and know when to seek help.
• Reflect on and develop a self-care plan.

Speakers
RP

Rania Page

A strong believer in the value of addiction prevention and mental health promotion, Rania Page is currently a Health Promotion Facilitator with Alberta Health Services. Throughout her 23 year career, Rania’s roles at AADAC/AHS included providing treatment services to youth and adults... Read More →
DF

Denise Freden

My interest for physical activity and health promotion began in high school with a great physical education teacher and mentor. This lead me to take a College Diploma at Red Deer College in Fitness & Health Promotion and later to complete my Bachelor of Physical Education from the... Read More →


Thursday February 24, 2022 9:50am - 10:35am MST
Pre-Recorded

9:50am MST

Virtual Programming at the Alberta Legislature – Livestreaming Democracy Right into Your Classroom!
Join educators from the Legislative Assembly of Alberta to learn about free programs and resources available to your class in virtual form. Through interactive presentations, live-streamed tours and Chamber debates, Legislature staff bring the experience of democracy to you and your students.

Speakers
avatar for Kelsy Edgerton

Kelsy Edgerton

Reservations Assistant, Legislative Assembly of Alberta
Kelsy Edgerton is a visitor experience enthusiast. From how to measure it and then how to translate that information into meaningful and impactful changes in everything from websites to exhibits, admissions, and physical layout of spaces, Kelsy has a proven history of finding innovative... Read More →
avatar for Matt Mihilewicz

Matt Mihilewicz

Matt has worked for Visitor Services at the Legislative Assembly since 2018, and has been in his role as a Programs and Operations Assistant since the summer of 2020. Matt comes to Visitor Services with a background in acting, filmmaking, and museum work. He has a BFA degree in acting... Read More →


Thursday February 24, 2022 9:50am - 10:35am MST
Zoom 27

9:50am MST

Making Figures of Speech Fun
Want a fun way to teach figures of speech? Author Marty Chan shares his Word Fu secrets. Enter his temple and learn the ancient secrets of using metaphors, similes, and other figures of speech to amaze readers. Marty reveals the games he uses to trick kids into learning important concepts of writing. He explains his approach to engaging kids and turning them into active learners of creative writing.

Speakers
avatar for Marty Chan

Marty Chan

Author, Ink Jockey Inc.
Marty Chan writes books for kids and plays for adults. Named one of Alberta's 25 most influential artists by the Alberta Foundation for the Arts, Marty is a champion for literacy. With his dynamic school presentations, he inspires reluctant readers to pick up a book and budding authors... Read More →


Thursday February 24, 2022 9:50am - 10:35am MST
Pre-Recorded

9:50am MST

Grade 6-9 Science Collaboration
This session is to collaborate with other Grade 6-9 Science teachers. Bring any ideas to talk about and use the following 2017 and 2018 document to spring some ideas and record your responses for future EdCamp collaboration sessions. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1NpmbxY36MBfpqZq1lFffGb8t6TocrKu7-N6LsbkBJgg/edit?usp=sharing

Moderators
Thursday February 24, 2022 9:50am - 10:35am MST
Zoom 61

9:50am MST

Pure Creative Writing: A Simplified Approach
As writers and writing teachers, we tend to overthink and overcomplicate. Doing so stalls the process and bogs us into the dreaded swamps of "I don't know what to write about". In this session, we'll discuss a demystified, untangled approach to simpler, stronger stories. I utilize this concept every day in my own writing, and I love watching the proverbial light click on when young writers realize just how easy the craft is, when we shed the complexities and just write.

Speakers
RQ

Riley Quinn

Author, West Bay Publishing
Riley Quinn is a Canadian author and musician. His Lost Boys Trilogy has seen nationwide success, and became an Amazon #1 Bestseller in 2020. Riley grew up in Western Canada, dividing his time between the Prairies, the Rocky Mountains, and the shores of the North West Coast. When... Read More →


Thursday February 24, 2022 9:50am - 10:35am MST
Pre-Recorded

9:50am MST

Pure Creative Writing: A Simplified Approach
As writers and writing teachers, we tend to overthink and overcomplicate. Doing so stalls the process and bogs us into the dreaded swamps of "I don't know what to write about". In this session, we'll discuss a demystified, untangled approach to simpler, stronger stories. I utilize this concept every day in my own writing, and I love watching the proverbial light click on when young writers realize just how easy the craft is, when we shed the complexities and just write.

Speakers
RQ

Riley Quinn

Author, West Bay Publishing
Riley Quinn is a Canadian author and musician. His Lost Boys Trilogy has seen nationwide success, and became an Amazon #1 Bestseller in 2020. Riley grew up in Western Canada, dividing his time between the Prairies, the Rocky Mountains, and the shores of the North West Coast. When... Read More →


Thursday February 24, 2022 9:50am - 10:35am MST
Pre-Recorded

9:50am MST

Everything but Writing
Before we put pen to paper, there is so much planning and preparation. After the words are on the page, too, the creative process doesn’t have to stop. Brainstorming, outlining, character development, editing, and many other elements involved in the planning and tweaking of the work can be as important and - dare I say - enjoyable as the writing process itself. With tangible tools, tips, and activities to strengthen your students’ writing, this workshop will help them appreciate and master everything but writing.

Speakers
avatar for Miranda Krogstad

Miranda Krogstad

Language Arts
Miranda Krogstad is a spoken word poet and educator who uses her words to empower students of all ages and walks of life. Teaching life skills including self-confidence, self-expression, and community-building, she has performed workshops in dozens of cities across Western Canada... Read More →


Thursday February 24, 2022 9:50am - 10:35am MST
Pre-Recorded

9:50am MST

The Pastoral Approach to Same-Sex Attraction
The Pastoral Approach to Support Students in their Development and Understanding of Sexuality for Catholic School Teachers

Homosexuality is a sensitive topic in today’s society. As Roman Catholics, we know that the Church is not immune to the reactions and responses that this topic can stir within and surrounding our faith communities. The session is created for educators, counsellors, and school liaison workers in the Catholic School who minister with 2SLGBTQ+ students guiding them in offer strong relationships.

The session will explore the Catholic Church Teachings on Homosexuality, what it means to be pastoral in our approach, the principles of pastoral care, and ensuring the students in our schools feel loved and supported in the school community. In addition, the session will explore practical guidance in helping the student and commonly asked questions about the church teachings.

There will be an opportunity for questions in the session, and to help develop the session based on the needs of teachers in your area, please consider adding the questions that you wish to have answered in the Google Form. https://forms.gle/2gbZU2bCrTFNNDLL9

Speakers
avatar for Stacey MacNeil

Stacey MacNeil

Religious and Moral Education Council
Stacey MacNeil originates from Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. She credits her Cape Breton upbringing for her strong roots in Catholicism and faith formation. Stacey has a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from St. Mary's University in Halifax, a Bachelor of Education specializing in... Read More →


Thursday February 24, 2022 9:50am - 10:35am MST
Zoom 26

9:50am MST

Write Now!
Susanne offers this insightful workshop on tapping into the creative writing process. Discover various “out of the box” techniques to help you tap into your creative genius. Learn to use these tools to connect with your deeper self and unlock your hidden potential. This session is a practical, playful and fun way to get in touch with your Inner Self through writing.

Teachers can use these techniques on themselves and also take the same concepts into the classroom to use with the students. Key learnings will be how to shut off the inner critic and tap into the right side of the brain for creative writing.

Speakers
avatar for Susanne Heaton

Susanne Heaton

Owner, Motivated by Nature
For over 11 years, Susanne worked in the corporate world doing team building, public speaking, negotiating, marketing and sales. She took a total leap of faith after having some life changing wake-up calls and left the corporate world to start her own company, Motivated by Nature... Read More →


Thursday February 24, 2022 9:50am - 10:35am MST
Pre-Recorded

9:50am MST

Reading Comprehension Success: An Introduction
As teachers we ask, “How can I improve my students’ achievement in reading comprehension?” Students ask, “How can I get better at reading comprehension?” This session describes how to categorize reading comprehension questions into 5 reading skill categories allowing teachers and students to determine which skills require improvement and how to unpack each skill and determine the alignment to curriculum outcomes.
This session will provide ELA teachers with a pathway of how to increase student achievement on Reading Comprehension Assessments as well as ease the stress and anxiety students often experience when faced with writing these assessments. The types of questions on Reading Comprehension assessments require specific skills. The skills can be categorized into 5 areas: Identify and Interpret Ideas and Details; Interpret Text Organization; Associate Meaning; Make Connections; Evaluate. During this session teachers will unpack each reading comprehension skill and understand the curriculum outcomes, which align to each skill; review assessment questions which are aligned to each skill; understand and practise aligning assessment questions to each skill; and write assessment questions that assess each skill. The RCAT (online reading comprehension assessment tool) will be presented as a formative tool providing teachers with valuable reports about student performance in reading comprehension

Speakers

Thursday February 24, 2022 9:50am - 10:35am MST
Pre-Recorded

9:50am MST

Master Your Habits to Live Your Best Life
We all have the ability to live a life we love. As educators, mentors, supporters for the youth in our classrooms, communities and in our lives we have to lead by example. If you want to empower today's youth to achieve their dreams, to get the results in their life that they would love, then we need to do that for ourselves first. In this session, learn to gain clarity on what you would lobe in your health and in your life and how to master your habits to achieve any goal in your life and ultimately live a life you love, while feeling incredible from the inside out. When you show up as your best self in all areas of your life, you are empowering everyone around you to do the same!

Speakers
JD

Jessica Derksen

Jessica Derksen is the founder of True To You Lifestyle where she is a certified health and life coach, speaker, facilitator, mentor to women in business and host of the True To You Podcast. Jessica focuses on mastering your habits, finding your purpose and living a life that you... Read More →


Thursday February 24, 2022 9:50am - 10:35am MST
Zoom 49

10:15am MST

Handwriting Tips and Tricks
Teaching children to learn to write is no easy task. Make your life easier by using simple tips and tricks that naturally help children with a proper grasp and engage their senses. Your writing center will be one of the most-loved spots in the classroom. This is a pre-recorded session that is offered by TYHO (Teach Your Heart Out). To have access to this video you will need sign up with the following Google Form:https://forms.gle/UsdgGceaxX5mrMRx6


Thursday February 24, 2022 10:15am - 10:45am MST
TYHO Summer Day 1 Thursday July 8

10:15am MST

A Whole New World:Emotional Support for the Middle School Students
None of us will be able to predict the emotional state of scholars entering the classrooms next school year However, we can prepare ourselves to face a generation that has experienced tragic losses, faced a warring nation, and has been forced to keep their distance from those around them. You can master academic standard s AND provide emotional support for students in the classroom. This session will provide tips and tricks to teaching self- compassion to students in 6-12th as well as how to help them navigate, "feeling their feelings "To have access to this video you will need sign up with the following Google Form:https://forms.gle/UsdgGceaxX5mrMRx6

Speakers

Thursday February 24, 2022 10:15am - 10:45am MST
TYHO Summer Day 1 Thursday July 8

10:15am MST

Engagement made easy
Engaging students in learning whether it is online, hybrid, or traditional doesn't have to be hard or time-consuming. During this session, we are focusing in-depth on 3 educational technology tools that are versatile, cost-effective, and will give you a quick win every time. We will explore TeacherMade, Canva EDU, and Wakelet! Join me for this hands-on session! First, do you have a stack of worksheets piling up? Don't want to retype them all? With the magic of teachermade, you don't have to! We explore how teachermade can pull your worksheets into digital PDFs that are ready to roll! Then we will put a new spin on presentations and content delivery with canva edu. Tired of the same old same old when it comes to content delivery? Try canva edu on for size there is so much more to it than just infographics! Lastly, we will explore wakelet as content curation and creation tool. Learn how to use this tool with your students to collaborate and connect with content in new ways. Join me for this engaging and hands on session as we explore these tools, how to use them, and why we should think about educational technology as another tool in our teacher toolbelt.

Speakers

Thursday February 24, 2022 10:15am - 10:45am MST
Zoom 47

10:15am MST

Launching Writing Workbooks at the Beginning of the Year
We all know how important it is to start the school l year with routines and procedures. The more time you spend on these routines and procedures, the more effective your writing lessons will be all year. Effective writing lessons lead to student growth. But, what procedures do you need to teach? How do you increase student stamina so that they can write for more than five minutes? And how do you make these lessons engaging? In this session, you will be given your first two weeks of simple writing lessons that will l get your workshop off to a great start It's going to be your best year of writing yet. To have access to this video you will need sign up with the following Google Form:https://forms.gle/UsdgGceaxX5mrMRx6

Thursday February 24, 2022 10:15am - 10:45am MST
TYHO Summer Day 1 Thursday July 8

10:15am MST

Top 5 Shortcuts to Skyrocket Alphabet Success
We will be looking at the five shortcuts to make your students to succeed in alphabets.To have access to this video you will need sign up with the following Google Form:https://forms.gle/UsdgGceaxX5mrMRx6

Thursday February 24, 2022 10:15am - 10:45am MST
TYHO Summer Day 1 Thursday July 8

10:15am MST

Making the Most of Music and Movement
Music and Movement are a universal language of creativity, learning and love Why not find ways to activate, engage and elevate student learning by incorporating Music and movement throughout the day. This session will provide meaningful and EASY strategies to incorporate music and movement to your daily routine.To have access to this video you will need sign up with the following Google Form:https://forms.gle/UsdgGceaxX5mrMRx6

Speakers

Thursday February 24, 2022 10:15am - 10:45am MST
TYHO Summer Day 1 Thursday July 8

10:15am MST

Management Made Easy and Effective
Class rules, expectations and nailing down smooth transitions can seem like a difficult and exhausting task In this session, you'll walk away with tips to effectively teach and reinforce your classroom expectations in a way that is not just a 'quick fix'. These tips will have a lasting impact and keep your kids consistently meeting your expectation s! You 'll al so learn how shifting the focus from discipline to how we relate, speak and encourage our students will set up for successful classroom management.To have access to this video you will need sign up with the following Google Form:https://forms.gle/UsdgGceaxX5mrMRx6

Speakers

Thursday February 24, 2022 10:15am - 10:45am MST
TYHO Summer Day 1 Thursday July 8

10:15am MST

Novel Studies in Upper Elementary
In this session, we will go over ALL the benefits of using novel studies as part of your ELA curriculum. Jill Shafer will walk us through what it looks like, how to plan for them, and strategies to use throughout Lots of free printable are also included to help you have a successful novel study unit with your class. This is a pre-recorded session that is offered by TYHO (Teach Your Heart Out). To have access to this video you will need sign up with the following Google Form:https://forms.gle/UsdgGceaxX5mrMRx6

Speakers

Thursday February 24, 2022 10:15am - 10:45am MST
TYHO Summer Day 1 Thursday July 8

10:15am MST

Read Aloud Comprehension Strategies
Understanding and interpreting what is read - is one of the most important skills for students of all ages. Even if preschoolers are not yet able to read, they love to be read TO Use these low-prep, effective strategies before, during, and after reading a story to develop reading comprehension skills in even the youngest learners. To have access to this video you will need sign up with the following Google Form:https://forms.gle/UsdgGceaxX5mrMRx6

Speakers

Thursday February 24, 2022 10:15am - 10:45am MST
TYHO Summer Day 1 Thursday July 8

10:15am MST

Supporting Your English Language Learners in Reading and Writing
Come learn intentional ideas and tools to create an immersive language experience for your young learners in reading and writing. You will find that many of these strategies will benefit the language skills of all your students. Reading and writing are lifelong skills that we want our students to use with confidence, so let's give them that strong foundation. To have access to this video you will need sign up with the following Google Form:https://forms.gle/UsdgGceaxX5mrMRx6


Thursday February 24, 2022 10:15am - 10:45am MST
TYHO Summer Day 1 Thursday July 8

10:15am MST

Using Technology to SWRL into Learning
Teaching oracy skills (speaking/listening) is as important as teaching literacy (reading/writing), and they should go hand-in-hand. In this session, you will learn about engagement strategies, blended learning techniques, gamification ideas, and tech tools to help students SWRL (speak, write, read, listen) into learning and make learning enjoyable and interactive. This is a pre-recorded session that is offered by TYHO (Teach Your Heart Out). To have access to this video you will need sign up with the following Google Form:https://forms.gle/UsdgGceaxX5mrMRx6

Speakers

Thursday February 24, 2022 10:15am - 10:45am MST
TYHO Summer Day 1 Thursday July 8

10:15am MST

Adding Movement to Math
Get your kids moving during math. Join Emily to learn how to easily incorporate movement into your math lessons. These activities can work with any curriculum and are shown to improve student engagement, participation, motivation, and achievement. Your students will be so happy you took this session. This is a pre-recorded session that is offered by TYHO (Teach Your Heart Out). To have access to this video you will need sign up with the following Google Form:https://forms.gle/UsdgGceaxX5mrMRx6

Speakers

Thursday February 24, 2022 10:15am - 10:45am MST
TYHO Summer Day 1 Thursday July 8

10:15am MST

Be the Yellow: 6 Steps to a Kinder World
In this inspiring session, Adam shares his six step process for making the world a brighter, kinder place, all by focusing on something as simple as a color. Adam shares personal experiences and stories that led him to write a children 's book and start a movement that has reached students and teachers in over 30 state s and 8 countries around the world. You are sure to be motivated, inspired, and moved to do all you can to spread the YELLOW when you leave this session. To have access to this video you will need sign up with the following Google Form:https://forms.gle/UsdgGceaxX5mrMRx6

Thursday February 24, 2022 10:15am - 10:45am MST
TYHO Summer Day 1 Thursday July 8

10:15am MST

Black and Brown Excellence- Teaching People's Stories with Hands-On Activities
There is both gravity and gladness to be explored when teaching the history of Black and Brown people. That exploration can be done in ways that honour their legacies and fully engage students in memorable learning. Join this session to see examples of how to do this in your classroom in a variety of content areas and a variety of grade levels. This is a pre-recorded session that is offered by TYHO (Teach Your Heart Out).To have access to this video you will need sign up with the following Google Form:https://forms.gle/UsdgGceaxX5mrMRx6

Speakers

Thursday February 24, 2022 10:15am - 10:45am MST
TYHO Summer Day 1 Thursday July 8

10:15am MST

Building and Maintaining Relationships with Families
Are you looking for a secret weapon for connecting with the families es of your students from the start of the school year, and then staying connected? I have all the answers for you and morel. This session will teach you how to make connections with families, build those connections, and continue to strengthen those connections, so that the outcome for everyone involved can be positive, rewarding, and educationally sound. To have access to this video you will need sign up with the following Google Form:https://forms.gle/UsdgGceaxX5mrMRx6

Speakers

Thursday February 24, 2022 10:15am - 10:45am MST
TYHO Summer Day 1 Thursday July 8

10:15am MST

Creating Effective Learning Environments as a Leader
Today's leaders have so much on their plates. First things first, in this session, we will discuss how school leaders are tasked with ensuring effective learning environments are in place using their experiences and research. We will explore how this can be done through relationships with teachers and students, how to create joy in education despite obstacles and how choosing the right staff can help schools improve.To have access to this video you will need sign up with the following Google Form:https://forms.gle/UsdgGceaxX5mrMRx6

Speakers

Thursday February 24, 2022 10:15am - 10:45am MST
TYHO Summer Day 1 Thursday July 8

10:15am MST

EngagED
Let's get our students engaged. Our students should be excited about coming back to school the next day. In this session, we will discover how to combine rigor with excitement to leave your students wanting to come back for more. This is a pre-recorded session that is offered by TYHO (Teach Your Heart Out). To have access to this video you will need sign up with the following Google Form:https://forms.gle/UsdgGceaxX5mrMRx6

Thursday February 24, 2022 10:15am - 10:45am MST
TYHO Summer Day 1 Thursday July 8

10:15am MST

Executive Functioning Stategies for Students with Learning Disabilities
In this session, we will discuss "What are Executive Functions?", how executive functions impact learning and how we can equip our students with a take away toolbox (including games, strategies for inattention, brain breaks, notetaking strategies etc.). We will focus on students building a tool box that allows them to plan and organize, set goals, problem solve, and EXECUTE.To have access to this video you will need sign up with the following Google Form:https://forms.gle/UsdgGceaxX5mrMRx6

Speakers

Thursday February 24, 2022 10:15am - 10:45am MST
TYHO Summer Day 1 Thursday July 8

10:15am MST

Implementing TikTok in the Classroom
In order to continue building effective relationships with students, we are going to have to keep up with student interests and find ways to implement them in our classrooms. Social media is a great place to start I know it sounds silly, but social media and technology is constantly changing We can either keep up with it and use it to our advantage, or we can get left behind and miss out on some really awesome opportunities You can keep up with all of the slang, the Jokes, the "cool things" to say, and even the "not so cool" things to say without even needing to create content yourself. This year I used social media to connect with my students, increase interest in my content area, and even spread awareness about the struggles of education In our session we are going to talk about ways you can use apps to connect with your own kids, get them involved in your subject matter, and use fun and humor to do so They don't know that we know they know we know that social media can be amusing AND educational.This is a pre-recorded session that is offered by TYHO (Teach Your Heart Out).To have access to this video you will need sign up with the following Google Form:https://forms.gle/UsdgGceaxX5mrMRx6

Speakers

Thursday February 24, 2022 10:15am - 10:45am MST
TYHO Summer Day 1 Thursday July 8

10:15am MST

Infusing Pop Culture and Sports into Math
In this session, participants will gain the foundational framework on how to engage students with content they enjoy. Learn how to use warm-up questions and activities to incorporate the class's favorite sports and pop culture If you like your class enthusiastic and in tune with your lesson, this is the session for you. To have access to this video you will need sign up with the following Google Form:https://forms.gle/UsdgGceaxX5mrMRx6

Speakers

Thursday February 24, 2022 10:15am - 10:45am MST
TYHO Summer Day 1 Thursday July 8

10:15am MST

Integrating SEL into Everyday Classroom Practices
Does SEL have to be a separate block in your class schedule? Shouldn't it be easily woven into daily classroom practices? Check out some strategies and activities that can be implemented throughout the day within your core subjects to make SEL apart of your everyday classroom. To have access to this video you will need sign up with the following Google Form:https://forms.gle/UsdgGceaxX5mrMRx6

Speakers

Thursday February 24, 2022 10:15am - 10:45am MST
TYHO Summer Day 1 Thursday July 8

10:15am MST

Interactive Designs in Google Slides
It's time to step up your Google Slides game and get students excited about and interacting with your content on their own devices While most of the examples in this session will be directly related to elementary music, all teachers will be able to take the tips, tricks, and hacks I share and apply them immediately to your own content area. To have access to this video you will need sign up with the following Google Form:https://forms.gle/UsdgGceaxX5mrMRx6

Speakers

Thursday February 24, 2022 10:15am - 10:45am MST
TYHO Summer Day 1 Thursday July 8

10:15am MST

Leading with Light
Teaching has always s been challenging, but now more than ever teachers are processing and considering so many things that affect themselves and their students This calls for even more urgency in Leading with LIGHT. How do we as leaders continue to lead and reach our teachers when the world throws unpredictable situations at them? In this s session, we will consider ways to keep the light shining. To have access to this video you will need sign up with the following Google Form:https://forms.gle/UsdgGceaxX5mrMRx6

Speakers

Thursday February 24, 2022 10:15am - 10:45am MST
TYHO Summer Day 1 Thursday July 8

10:15am MST

Lights, Camera, Teach!
Just like a blockbuster movie, a blockbuster classroom needs a great director. Student engagement can (and should) look different from classroom to classroom In this session, educators will explore ways to turn their academic content into learning experiences. Participants will get ideas on how to transform their lessons to create authentic learning experiences for their students. The session will include ideas that promote active learning and ones that can be immediately implemented in any classroom. To have access to this video you will need sign up with the following Google Form:https://forms.gle/UsdgGceaxX5mrMRx6

Speakers

Thursday February 24, 2022 10:15am - 10:45am MST
TYHO Summer Day 1 Thursday July 8

10:15am MST

Lunch Bunch Book Club
Have you ever wanted to start a book club but have no idea where to begin? In the is session, you will learn how I use book clubs in the media center on a weekly basis. These book clubs can be adapted to any classroom setting. Learn how these clubs steer relationships with students while developing a love for reading.To have access to this video you will need sign up with the following Google Form:https://forms.gle/UsdgGceaxX5mrMRx6

Speakers

Thursday February 24, 2022 10:15am - 10:45am MST
TYHO Summer Day 1 Thursday July 8

10:15am MST

Making the Most of Anchor Charts
This session will provide you with important information that you need to create meaningful anchor charts WITH your students, as well as tips and tricks for creating, displaying, and sorting them. To have access to this video you will need sign up with the following Google Form:https://forms.gle/UsdgGceaxX5mrMRx6

Thursday February 24, 2022 10:15am - 10:45am MST
TYHO Summer Day 1 Thursday July 8

10:15am MST

Refuse to be a Boring Teacher: Add Humor and Fun into Your Classroom
As a teacher, there are many strategies that we use to motivate students. Every teacher wants to increase student interest and participation, right? One strategy to best accomplish this is by using humor in the classroom each day, both for your students and yourself. This is a pre-recorded session that is offered by TYHO (Teach Your Heart Out). To have access to this video you will need sign up with the following Google Form:https://forms.gle/UsdgGceaxX5mrMRx6

Speakers

Thursday February 24, 2022 10:15am - 10:45am MST
TYHO Summer Day 1 Thursday July 8

10:15am MST

Say What? Behavior as Communication
Say What? focuses on helping educators learn what influences student behaviour and decoding what function that behaviour serves Teachers will learn to develop a behaviour hypothesis and determine appropriate "replacement behaviours" that do not limit the child's voice, but instead teach them how to communicate that feeling in a more positive way. To have access to this video you will need sign up with the following Google Form:https://forms.gle/UsdgGceaxX5mrMRx6

Speakers

Thursday February 24, 2022 10:15am - 10:45am MST
TYHO Summer Day 1 Thursday July 8

10:15am MST

Squeeze Fine Motor in Every Day
Your standards are plenty and your curriculum is fast-paced. You know as a teacher that those little hands in front of you need to build fine motor skills, but there's seemingly no time for it. Join Katie as she gives you concrete, practical ways to "squeeze" fine motor skills into your day from ways to integrate sensory bins to building a proper pencil grip, this session will give you tips of the trade from inside the trenches of a primary classroom to implement immediately back in yours. To have access to this video you will need sign up with the following Google Form:https://forms.gle/UsdgGceaxX5mrMRx6

Speakers

Thursday February 24, 2022 10:15am - 10:45am MST
TYHO Summer Day 1 Thursday July 8

10:15am MST

Student Teach Your Heart Out with EduMagic
Join me as we go through how you can rock your student teaching to hit the ground running from day one. Build relationships with your mentor teacher, students, and school personnel, get organized with all of the things that are given to you as a student teacher, care for you so you can care for others, and how to find your teaching style. To have access to this video you will need sign up with the following Google Form:https://forms.gle/UsdgGceaxX5mrMRx6

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Samantha Fecich

Dr. Samantha Fecich

Professor of Education, Grove City College
I'm Dr. Sam Fecich and I have been a professor of education for over 7 years and I get to do so many different things daily. Some days I'm in my office at Grove City College, working with students and teaching preservice teachers about educational technology or special education... Read More →


Thursday February 24, 2022 10:15am - 10:45am MST
TYHO Summer Day 1 Thursday July 8

10:15am MST

Top 10 Websites for Your Teacher Toolbox in 2021-2022
With a new year approaching along with the hope and promise of brighter and more engaging learning opportunities, it's time to update your digital teacher toolbox. In this session, we'll explore my Top 10 websites that promote creativity, curiosity, and real-world connections. Be ready to go on a learning adventure. To have access to this video you will need sign up with the following Google Form:https://forms.gle/UsdgGceaxX5mrMRx6

Thursday February 24, 2022 10:15am - 10:45am MST
TYHO Summer Day 1 Thursday July 8

10:15am MST

Using Children's Books to Teach and Support SEL
Using children's books is a great way to teach SEL (social-emotional learning) skills in your classroom, both in-person and virtual. In this session, attendees will learn about different SEL children's book series and various strategies to promote social-emotional learning with them. You'll leave feeling more confident in your understanding of how to incorporate and teach SEL skills using books. This is a pre-recorded session that is offered by TYHO (Teach Your Heart Out)To have access to this video you will need sign up with the following Google Form:https://forms.gle/UsdgGceaxX5mrMRx6

Speakers

Thursday February 24, 2022 10:15am - 10:45am MST
TYHO Summer Day 1 Thursday July 8

10:15am MST

We Can't Make This Stuff Up
How many times a day do you stop and say "what the heck" to yourself throughout the school day? How many times a day do you think to yourself, "we literally cannot make this stuff up"? Well get ready to laugh until you cry at some of the most ridiculous stories from teachers across the country. Let's be real, sometimes we have to laugh to keep from crying. To have access to this video you will need sign up with the following Google Form:https://forms.gle/UsdgGceaxX5mrMRx6

Speakers

Thursday February 24, 2022 10:15am - 10:45am MST
TYHO Summer Day 1 Thursday July 8

10:15am MST

Welcome to Your New Classroom
Whether you are a new teacher or one that has been teaching for a few years, this past year has brought along many changes and now with the new school year approaching it's time to get ready because your new classroom is waiting for you. Learn ways to build a positive classroom community , student engagement tips and the importance of taking care of yourself and teaching social emotional learning for your students to foster a love for learning in your new classroom. This is a pre-recorded session that is offered by TYHO (Teach Your Heart Out).To have access to this video you will need sign up with the following Google Form:https://forms.gle/UsdgGceaxX5mrMRx6

Speakers

Thursday February 24, 2022 10:15am - 10:45am MST
TYHO Summer Day 1 Thursday July 8

10:15am MST

Avoiding Teacher Burnout
Hey teachers. We are going to talk about taking care of YOU. So often we worry about our students, families, coworkers, friends, etc. and neglecting ourselves and our needs is extremely important in avoiding burnout. Join this session to get some tips, tricks, and fresh ideas for self-care, self-love, and time management. To have access to this video you will need sign up with the following Google Form:https://forms.gle/UsdgGceaxX5mrMRx6

Thursday February 24, 2022 10:15am - 10:45am MST
TYHO Summer Day 1 Thursday July 8

10:45am MST

Grade 3 Collaboration
This session is to collaborate with other Grade 3 teachers. Bring any ideas to talk about and use the following 2017 and 2018 document to spring some ideas and record your responses for future EdCamp collaboration sessions. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1zE_3mbmvvtRc1exK4A3VuENsMbQ6Dtg-zh22WuIwSpo/edit?usp=sharing

Moderators
Thursday February 24, 2022 10:45am - 11:30am MST
Zoom 61

10:45am MST

Modelmania: ten-frames, number lines, arrays, and more
Are you using models in your class for teaching numeracy, and if so, are you using them to their full potential? We will start by examining the theory behind models, including the work of Jerome Bruner, and then focus on models you can use in your classroom, starting at the kindergarten level. This will include a plethora of models including cube-trains, dominos, ten-frames, number lines, arrays, and more!

Speakers
avatar for Roni Kraut

Roni Kraut

Math
Roni Kraut is a chartered professional accountant, family physician, medical researcher/educator, and passionate about elementary math education. She has taught at the college and university level, has a certificate in adult education, and has presented at Alberta and Manitoba teacher... Read More →


Thursday February 24, 2022 10:45am - 11:30am MST
Zoom 24

10:45am MST

Fully Alive Implementation Supports
The session is for elementary Catholic school teachers and the implementation of the Fully Alive resource into their health and wellness and religion classes. The session provides the program's history, details about implementing the program, why teachers and parents love the program, implementation supports available to teachers, and how to address sensitive topics in health and wellness with elementary students.

The Fully Alive program is a new release to Alberta schools and will be implemented in most Catholic School Divisions in Alberta. The session is ideal for teachers who want support for the program, how to answer complex topics in sexuality with younger students, and where to turn for teacher supports.

Speakers
avatar for Stacey MacNeil

Stacey MacNeil

Religious and Moral Education Council
Stacey MacNeil originates from Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. She credits her Cape Breton upbringing for her strong roots in Catholicism and faith formation. Stacey has a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from St. Mary's University in Halifax, a Bachelor of Education specializing in... Read More →


Thursday February 24, 2022 10:45am - 11:30am MST
Zoom 26

10:45am MST

Grade 6-9 Social Studies Collaboration
This session is to collaborate with other Grade 6-9 Social Studies teachers. Bring any ideas to talk about and use the following 2017 and 2018 document to spring some ideas and record your responses for future EdCamp collaboration sessions. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1YND_rJWbI3Iu6Eh9d8jhKI23UZgyizOgtbw_hMBFfjg/edit?usp=sharing

Moderators
Thursday February 24, 2022 10:45am - 11:30am MST
Zoom 61

10:45am MST

Magnetic Manipulatives: 3D Printed Whiteboard Tools for Teaching High School Science
There has been a shift in educational technology back toward the humble front of class whiteboard. Inexpensive, ubiquitous, and rarely in need of a system update, your whiteboard is an essential teaching tool...if only you could move and manipulate the diagrams you draw, like on an interactive whiteboard.

Enter Reuben and Brad, two seasoned High School Science teachers who are here to show you:

a) how to use manipulatives that attach to your whiteboard via magnets in your Biology, Chemistry, Physics or General Science classroom, and

b) how to create your own set of vector arrows, chromosomes, molecules and more to help your students understand science in a low-fi, inexpensive and very effective way.

Speakers
avatar for Reuben Mahaffy

Reuben Mahaffy

Science Teacher, Spruce Grove Composite High School
Reuben teaches Chemistry, Biology, and General Science at Spruce Grove Composite High. He is a dynamic and iterative teacher who is always looking for ways to improve his practice. He considers storytelling to be a core feature of his practice, and is always looking to collect new... Read More →


Thursday February 24, 2022 10:45am - 11:30am MST
Pre-Recorded

10:45am MST

Magnetic Manipulatives: 3D Printed Whiteboard Tools for Teaching High School Science
There has been a shift in educational technology back toward the humble front of class whiteboard. Inexpensive, ubiquitous, and rarely in need of a system update, your whiteboard is an essential teaching tool...if only you could move and manipulate the diagrams you draw, like on an interactive whiteboard.

Enter Reuben and Brad, two seasoned High School Science teachers who are here to show you:

a) how to use manipulatives that attach to your whiteboard via magnets in your Biology, Chemistry, Physics or General Science classroom, and

b) how to create your own set of vector arrows, chromosomes, molecules and more to help your students understand science in a low-fi, inexpensive and very effective way.

Speakers
avatar for Reuben Mahaffy

Reuben Mahaffy

Science Teacher, Spruce Grove Composite High School
Reuben teaches Chemistry, Biology, and General Science at Spruce Grove Composite High. He is a dynamic and iterative teacher who is always looking for ways to improve his practice. He considers storytelling to be a core feature of his practice, and is always looking to collect new... Read More →


Thursday February 24, 2022 10:45am - 11:30am MST
Pre-Recorded

10:45am MST

E-Exchanges: Choose Your Own Teaching or Leadership Adventure!
Interested in an international collaboration with a colleague in Iceland, Spain, Germany, or Australia? Come to this session and learn how to build your own teaching or leadership adventure in an exciting 6 week virtual exchange. Carolyn Freed will be your guide in this fantastic new world!

E-Exchange Application: https://www.teachers.ab.ca/SiteCollectionDocuments/ATA/Teaching-in-Alberta/Teacher%20and%20Principal%20Exchanges/EEP-T-24a%20Short%20Term%20E-Exchange%20Application.pdf

E-Exchange Handout: https://www.teachers.ab.ca/SiteCollectionDocuments/ATA/Teaching-in-Alberta/Teacher%20and%20Principal%20Exchanges/E-Exchange%20Opportunity%20(EEP-2b).pdf

Speakers
avatar for Carolyn  Freed

Carolyn Freed

Exchange Liaison, Alberta Teachers' Association
Carolyn Freed is the Educator Exchange Programs Liaison at the Alberta Teachers' Association, with over 10 years of experience coordinating international exchange programs. With a background in Communications and Technology, her focus is stewarding digital habitats for communities... Read More →


Thursday February 24, 2022 10:45am - 12:00pm MST
Pre-Recorded

10:45am MST

Sick Leave-THIS IS NOT RECORDED
This session covers the definition of sick leave, what is acceptable medical documentation for your school division, what is the effect of an evergreen clause, monitoring board practices, and the principles of privacy legislation.

Speakers
avatar for Michelle Glavine

Michelle Glavine

Executive Staff Officer, Teacher Employment Services, The Alberta Teachers' Association
Michelle joined the Association’s Teacher Employment Services (formerly Teacher Welfare) executive staff in 2019. Michelle holds a Labour Relations Certificate from Queen’s University, a MEd in Educational Leadership from the University of Calgary, a BEd from the University of... Read More →


Thursday February 24, 2022 10:45am - 12:00pm MST
Zoom 5

10:45am MST

Using the Instructional Sequence of “Explore before Explain” in Science to help students make meaning
How can we update and refresh our science instruction to bring this 1996 program of studies into the 21st Century? When teaching elementary science we often focus on the discrete “hands on investigations” which is essential, but how do we know students are understanding the scientific concepts connected to the topic we are working on? This practical session will focus on how to plan and teach science using the 5E instructional framework (Engage, Explore, Explain, Elaborate and Evaluate) to promote conceptual understanding with our program of studies. Particular focus will be placed on helping students make connections between the “Explore and Explain” phase of this inquiry framework.

Research indicates that students' reading comprehension improves when they develop content knowledge (Willingham, 2014). Science builds students’ background knowledge about how the world works. In this session you will learn:
When and how to introduce science vocabulary
Use informational text to support knowledge gained in investigations
Help students learn the important skill of scientific explanations to communicate their understanding


Speakers
avatar for Nicole Lamoureux

Nicole Lamoureux

Teacher, Edmonton Catholic Schools
Nicole Lamoureux has over 17 years of experience teaching in both Div 1 and Div 2 Elementary classrooms. She has also served as a math and science consultant with Edmonton Catholic Schools (2018-2021). Nicole completed her M.Ed, in Curriculum Instruction & Leadership. She brings her... Read More →


Thursday February 24, 2022 10:45am - 12:00pm MST
Pre-Recorded

10:45am MST

Make Your Own Tipi
Join an interactive cultural learning experience that will support your understanding of the traditional use and teachings of the Tipi. Join Elder Phillip Campiou, from Treaty 8, as we share in learning about the tipi and creating your own miniature tipi. We will share stories of the past and understand how these stories provide insight for us in the present moment. Learn some history of the tipi, both Cree and Blackfoot, and how you can incorporate this learning into your classroom and your daily life.

Speakers
avatar for Phillip Campiou

Phillip Campiou

Knowledge Keeper, Elder
Phillip Campiou is a Traditional Woodland Cree who is originally from Driftpile First Nation, Alberta. He now resides in the Enoch area. As a young man, his father taught Phillip how to be self-sufficient and live off the land. Inherent in these teachings was an unwavering respect... Read More →


Thursday February 24, 2022 10:45am - 12:00pm MST
Pre-Recorded

10:45am MST

How to Get Your Students Writing
You arrive at school filled with enthusiasm, ready to mold young minds. But then comes LA class. Story writing. “Woe is me!” you lament. “So many of my students hate writing. They just sit and stare at their papers! If only there was a former teacher who is now a writer who could help me.”

Good news. There is! In this session, he will share all kinds of ideas that got his students unstuck and helped them develop their understanding of how stories are built. Participants will leave with at least half a dozen ideas for immediate use in their classrooms.

Speakers
avatar for Robin Pawlak

Robin Pawlak

Children's Author
Robin was a language arts teacher (grades 4-7) for 31 years in Red Deer. His 2016 retirement allowed him to focus on writing, and he has since publsihed two novels for children: Space Cadets (2018) and Space Cadets: Battle for Tam (2022). He enjoys the calm, quiet life of a writer... Read More →


Thursday February 24, 2022 10:45am - 12:00pm MST
Zoom 38

10:45am MST

Overcoming Anxiety Through Art: Mandala
In this workshop, you will review and complete a project that can help your students to explore their emotions and reduce their anxiety through creative expression. This meditative and calming activity can contribute to enhancing self-esteem. Excellent for teachers of grades 3-12. The level of difficulty can be adjusted according to the grade level taught. You will leave the workshop with a completed piece of art and links to a PowerPoint presentation and a video for your classroom. To obtain the list of supplies click on the link: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1tM0Ebvzf4xUDAFLVNtTNvF7PjXq-NLnl/edit?usp=sharing&ouid=113269242332146366465&rtpof=true&sd=true

Speakers
avatar for Bogdan Konikowski

Bogdan Konikowski

Turning Dots Into a Painting/ Fabulous Abstract Paintings
Bogdan Koral - Konikowski is an artist – educator from Edmonton, Alberta. He received his formal fine arts education in Poland. Since then, Bogdan has painted many exquisite paintings. Among his commissioned works are the life-size portraits of the late Honourable Lois E. Hole... Read More →


Thursday February 24, 2022 10:45am - 12:00pm MST
Pre-Recorded

10:45am MST

The Art of Writing: Exploring Word-and-Image Pairings in Contemporary Literature
Is a picture truly worth a thousand words? What happens when imagery and text combine? In an age of visual communication, it is important to reflect on the dynamic relationship between words and images. Learn the ways writers might capitalize on visual material to strengthen their craft. We will explore the word-image relationships in children’s books, graphic novels, hybrid novels, photograph/art books, magazines, comics, literary journals, and advertisements. Learn strategies for pairing words and images, observe what works and what doesn’t, and be inspired to expand the scope of future writing projects.

Speakers
avatar for Alexis Marie Chute

Alexis Marie Chute

Author, Artist, Filmmaker, Curator, Alexis Marie Productions Inc.
Alexis Marie Chute is an award-winning artist, photographer, filmmaker, gallery curator, and bestselling author. Her books include The 8th Island Trilogy (Above the Star, Below the Moon, Inside the Sun) and memoir Expecting Sunshine: A Journey of Grief, Healing and Pregnancy After... Read More →


Thursday February 24, 2022 10:45am - 12:00pm MST
Pre-Recorded

10:45am MST

Fuel Your Work Day!
Fuel your Work Day!
Join Registered Dietitians from Alberta Health Services to learn how to master healthy eating using the 4 P’s – Plan, Purchase, Prepare and Pack for weekday success. From starting your day the healthy way with breakfast to stocking your desk with good fuel in a pinch, this session will have you sailing through the week.

Speakers
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Shelley Cooper

Join Public Health Dietitians from Alberta Health Services who have been working with school communities for 15+ years. They strive to work with various settings and communities so that the healthy choice is the easy choice where people live, learn, work and play. From supporting... Read More →


Thursday February 24, 2022 10:45am - 12:00pm MST
Zoom 32

10:45am MST

Creating Next Level Art Exhibitions
Exhibitions are the standard way to present art, but more goes into the show than you might imagine. From concept to planning and execution, art curator Alexis Marie Chute will share with you her two-decade-long experience and knowledge about mounting meaningful exhibits. The tips you’ll glean will be applicable for mounting art shows in schools, libraries, community centers, galleries, and beyond. Alexis will inspire you with ground-breaking examples and show how you can create a showstopping exhibit on any budget.

Speakers
avatar for Alexis Marie Chute

Alexis Marie Chute

Author, Artist, Filmmaker, Curator, Alexis Marie Productions Inc.
Alexis Marie Chute is an award-winning artist, photographer, filmmaker, gallery curator, and bestselling author. Her books include The 8th Island Trilogy (Above the Star, Below the Moon, Inside the Sun) and memoir Expecting Sunshine: A Journey of Grief, Healing and Pregnancy After... Read More →


Thursday February 24, 2022 10:45am - 12:00pm MST
Pre-Recorded

10:45am MST

Math Games by Design -- Div II
Games can be an enjoyable and effective way to practice and integrate skills and concepts in budding mathematicians. Join Gael as we play a selection of Grade 4-6 math games together, exploring ways to meet the needs of all the learners in your class and how you might adapt these activities for different grades.

Speakers

Thursday February 24, 2022 10:45am - 12:00pm MST
Pre-Recorded

10:45am MST

Weaving Indigenous Foundational Knowledges Throughout Curriculum and Pedagogy
Following a three year University of Alberta study, this session brings forth the experiences of three Aboriginal Teacher Education Program (ATEP) pre-service teachers and their mentor teachers, both Indigenous and non-Indigenous. Throughout the study our researchers recognized a disconnection amongst the in-service teachers’ understanding of curriculum outcomes and the implementation of TQS #5. Many were concerned that there was not space within the curriculum for Indigenous foundational knowledges and understood this endeavour to be an add on. However, collaboratively, mentor and pre-service teachers worked together to weave Indigenous foundational knowledges throughout their Social Studies curriculum and pedagogical practices. Within this presentation you will hear stories of Indigenous ways of being and coming to know, as well as concrete classroom examples to think alongside.

Speakers
avatar for Darcy Courtland

Darcy Courtland

Darcy Courtland is a fourth-year doctoral student in the Department of Elementary Education at the University of Alberta. She is of Irish-Canadian ancestry and carries family stories of being a fifth and thirteenth-generation guest on Turtle Island. She is of the shores of Lake Superior... Read More →
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Dr. Sharla Peltier

Dr. Sharla Msko-kii Kwe received an Interdisciplinary Phd in Human Studies at Laurentian University, Sudbury, Ontario and is currently an Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Education, University of Alberta. Msko-kii Kwe is a member of the Loon Clan at Mnjikaning (Rama) First Nation... Read More →


Thursday February 24, 2022 10:45am - 12:00pm MST
Zoom 35

10:45am MST

Preparing Students for Their Future Energy Careers
Energy in Canada and Alberta’s energy systems are undergoing a significant transition that will impact the future career opportunities for students. In this session, we will explore two of GreenLearning’s award-winning programs: Energy Revealed and Re-Energy. With these free, hands-on and curriculum-linked programs designed to turn students into energy managers and renewable energy engineers, educators can inspire their students to see themselves in these future roles.

Speakers
avatar for Sidney Howlett

Sidney Howlett

Crossing Curriculums for Climate Change/Science
Sidney Howlett is on a mission to empower youth to take climate action through education. Trained as a teacher, she has a diverse professional background leading outreach to post-secondary students, teaching in elementary and French immersion schools across Ontario and establishing... Read More →


Thursday February 24, 2022 10:45am - 12:00pm MST
Zoom 37

10:45am MST

Teaching and Learning with Minecraft Education Edition
Learn how to use Minecraft Education Edition (MEE) to engage your students in a world they know and love. Whether you are early years or high school there is something in MEE for you! Find prebuild worlds and lesson plans for Math, Chemistry, Science, Language Arts and Social Studies or create your own. Bring students together in class or school wide build challenges. Assess student learning as they progress, accessibility tools built in so all students can participate and learn.

Speakers
avatar for Dexter Pizzey

Dexter Pizzey

Community Development Specialist/ Teaching and Learning with Minecraft, Microsoft
Dexter Pizzey is a certified Microsoft Innovative Educator and Minecraft Education Edition trainer. He has been working with Microsoft for over 8 years. In his roles at Microsoft, he has trained enterprise customers, teachers, parents, students, nonprofits, and everything in between... Read More →


Thursday February 24, 2022 10:45am - 12:00pm MST
Zoom 39

10:45am MST

Bring Agriculture to Life in the Classroom!
From gate to plate, we educate! As the Alberta representative of Agriculture in the Classroom Canada, Agriculture for Life provides K-12 teachers with engaging programming materials to bring agriculture to life in the classroom! Join us to explore our collection of curriculum-linked resources including on-line and downloadable lesson plans, student publications, hands-on activities, and more. From classroom garden manuals and seed kits, to career exploration events and sustainability youth challenges, our student programs are designed to get students thinking critically about where their food comes as well as their place/role in the food system. We hope to engage, educate, and inspire both rural and urban students of all ages to understand the incredible depth and opportunity that agriculture affords in the province of Alberta and beyond.

Speakers
avatar for Luree Williamson

Luree Williamson

CEO, Agriculture for Life
Luree Williamson is the CEO of Agriculture for Life where she leads the efforts in delivering educational programming to improve rural and farm safety and build a genuine understanding and appreciation of the impact agriculture has on our lives. Luree believes agriculture has a unique... Read More →


Thursday February 24, 2022 10:45am - 12:00pm MST
Zoom 28

10:45am MST

Maki(Ng) Science Wizardry Magic!
How do magicians do it? Science and Magic are very similar on stage. Join Michael Ng as he shares how to wow, mystify, and bring some magic into your science classes. Illusions, misconceptions, and a bit of trickery to start your lectures and to get your children engaged in classrooms and remote learning. Additional Resources found here: https://albertateachersassociation-my.sharepoint.com/:f:/g/personal/catca_ata_ab_ca/EgXyNubKVsRHrpIiTI8XqWoB_Ij8EU48Os5oyhZGzHtW5w?e=jlS07o

Speakers
avatar for Michael Ng

Michael Ng

Science
Michael Ng Chemistry 20/30 and AP Chemistry | Accomplished concert pianist and artist since age 5. The world of science can be an enjoyable part of daily life. Dedicated and innovative in making "Science fun". Michael now appears monthly on Morning Global News TV Edmonton demonstrating... Read More →


Thursday February 24, 2022 10:45am - 12:00pm MST
Pre-Recorded

10:45am MST

Mixed Media Visual Journals: Project Ideas, Media and Techniques Part 2:Transfer Techniques
Mike will walk you through a number of mixed media project ideas. He will discuss media and substrates, tools and methods, composition and techniques for creating interesting and successful mixed media assignments. Stencils, transfers, resists, layering and collage are some of the techniques we will cover along with ideas for assignments that will engage your learners. These video sessions are created for a “work-along” approach. Mike will set up the assignment and outline the process then he will show you how to demonstrate it for students. You can pause the video and work through the process so that you are confident in presenting these methods to students. Mike uses these mixed media assignments as one of the three major projects for Art 20 (3 credit) but you can adapt these ideas and techniques for students as young as about Grade 5 or use any one of them as a stand-alone Art project.
Here is a Google Drive Link with all material I that Mike has collected over the years that you can use for your classes: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1pnEo_s5NN31oPGHYunKlbi0X9hq66AaA?usp=sharing

Speakers
avatar for Michael Shain

Michael Shain

Mixed Media Visual Journals
Mike is an artist living in Vulcan. His day job is teaching secondary Art in person and online and then traveling throughout Vulcan County to small rural schools. He brings hands-on Art experiences (and silliness) to students from K to 12. He visits six schools in five days and sees... Read More →


Thursday February 24, 2022 10:45am - 12:00pm MST
Pre-Recorded

10:45am MST

Stop Vaping Before it Starts: What Teachers Need to Know
Alberta Health Services health professionals will discuss vaping and tobacco use amongst youth. Additionally, this session will introduce two school based vaping and tobacco prevention programs which meet the Alberta Program of Studies.
Participants will learn:
 Trends in and prevalence of tobacco and vaping use for school aged youth;
 Components of an effective prevention program;
 How to implement two prevention programs created by Alberta Health Services and partners;
- The Academy of Tobacco Prevention (grades 4 – 6 program)
- GeminAI Rising (grades 7 – 9 program)
 Evaluation results for The Academy for Tobacco Prevention;
 Best Practices for tobacco and like-substance related school based initiatives, including e-cigarettes and vaping.
 A summary of available on-line resources for students, teachers, parents, and administrators to prevent and reduce nicotine use by young people.



Speakers
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Martin McSween

CTE, AC III, AHS


Thursday February 24, 2022 10:45am - 12:00pm MST
Zoom 34

10:45am MST

Teaching Any Subject Through the Movies
This talk demonstrates how educators can homerun any aspect of their subject areas using scenes from popular cinema.

Key insights drawn from both film theory and attention studies will explain how
teachers can select, introduce, play, pause, and analyze scenes to enrich and reinforce
the ideas and concepts they teach to their students.

> The talk goes well beyond the idea of “meeting students where they live” in popular
culture to offer ways of harnessing the audiovisual power of Hollywood to put
it in the service of practical, classroom teaching.

> Examples include scenes for Math, Social, Phys. Ed., English, Science, Health, and CALM.

> For a list of practical resources on how to find the best scenes and clips, contact Mario via email after the talk: mtrono@mtroyal.ca

Speakers
avatar for Mario Trono

Mario Trono

Associate Professor, Mount Royal University
Dr. Mario Trono is an associate professor in film and cultural studies at Mount Royal University. He has studied how media-born social scripts affect public perceptions of both K-12 and postsecondary teaching. Mario’s formal research is on mainstream cinema and its social effects... Read More →


Thursday February 24, 2022 10:45am - 12:00pm MST
Pre-Recorded

10:45am MST

Waves of Innovation Impacting Education
The 21st Century has brought multiple waves of innovation and world challenges into the classroom all at once. Innovative Thought 2021 (IT2021) highlights the multiple waves and how Albertan teachers can best prepare and share this information with their science and social studies students. This session will focus on five steps that have been designed and proven to challenge students to exceed expectations and better prepare them for high school and the 21-century workforce.

Speakers
avatar for Paul Bohnert

Paul Bohnert

CTF/Social Studies/Innovation
Innovation in Education has been Paul's passion and focus for the past 15 years. Paul has been engaging university, high school and middle school students for 23 years with his project-based, concept-based and inquiry-based learning approach. He has shared his classroom and educational... Read More →


Thursday February 24, 2022 10:45am - 12:00pm MST
Pre-Recorded

10:45am MST

Let's Talk About Identity, Power and Privilege
Understanding race, racism, privilege and oppression requires concerted effort toward uncovering the daily hierarchies and power structures that surround our complex identities. For educators, promoting social justice is central to our daily work with students. Addressing specific issues such as privilege is difficult and uncomfortable for most people, for a variety of reasons. This workshop will help teachers explore these issues and provide them with ideas for student exercises and activities.

Speakers
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Anna-Liza Ponce

Association Instructor, The Alberta Teachers' Association


Thursday February 24, 2022 10:45am - 12:00pm MST
Zoom ATA PD Workshop

10:45am MST

COVID-19's "Parallel Pandemic;" The Mental Health Impact
The Covid-19 pandemic has created a parallel mental health pandemic causing a sharp increase in anxiety and depression symptoms among people of all ages. National award-winning speaker, author and mental health advocate, Wade Sorochan, addresses the new "mental health pandemic" and shares openly about his mental health struggles, which includes being emotionally and mentally abused and abandoned as a child, experiencing five mental breakdowns, eventually hitting rock bottom, and how he is living with mental illness today. Wade's powerful and inspiring message will connect with those who are struggling, and their supporters, providing encouragement and hope. He shares practical tips on how to maintain good mental health, especially during a challenging life event, along with facts about mental illness to help break the silence and end the stigma. Wade Sorochan is recognized as Canada's leading mental health advocate.

Speakers
avatar for Wade Sorochan

Wade Sorochan

Owner, Wade Sorochan Communications
Wade Sorochan is an accomplished broadcaster and national award-winning speaker, author and mental health advocate. Nicknamed the "Tone Arm," Wade became the first broadcaster in history to spontaneously use song clips to enhance a radio talk show. He is recognized as a talk show... Read More →


Thursday February 24, 2022 10:45am - 12:00pm MST
Pre-Recorded

10:45am MST

Exceed Expectation With What We Learned During the COVID Spring
Engage your students, improve their learning and communicate progress more effectively and efficiently. Entice parents to connect with their child’s learning while improving school and home communication. This session will focus on five steps that have been designed and proven to challenge students to exceed expectations and better prepare them for high school and the 21-century workforce. Reconstruct your pedagogy and decrease your workload so that you can focus on the development of your students.

Speakers
avatar for Paul Bohnert

Paul Bohnert

CTF/Social Studies/Innovation
Innovation in Education has been Paul's passion and focus for the past 15 years. Paul has been engaging university, high school and middle school students for 23 years with his project-based, concept-based and inquiry-based learning approach. He has shared his classroom and educational... Read More →


Thursday February 24, 2022 10:45am - 12:00pm MST
Pre-Recorded

10:45am MST

Black Lives in Alberta: Over a Century of Racial Injustice Continues
An ASPEN Foundation for Labour Education and SCMR sponsored event presenting a unique 2021 produced youth featured documentary and teaching resource that is focused on the historical and present day African American Western Canadians who are all but absent from Alberta's social studies curriculum. Knowledge of the resource’s content will equip educators with a foundational tool that is Alberta based, relevant and historically significant to understanding today’s racial climate. This information will equip teachers to help instill a deeper sense of belonging for those visible African diaspora children and as well as other racialized persons.

The documentary, Black Lives in Alberta: Over a Century of Racial Injustice Continues, seeks to rectify this historical omission, by bringing to light the original immigrant’s little-known history through the recollections of their descendants. We will learn about how the original African-American immigrant communities overcame adversity, resisted measures to exploit and control them and made significant contributions to Alberta’s society and culture. Most importantly, the documentary provides insights about the attitudes and beliefs that were prevalent at the time—ones that are the foundation of anti-Black racism that persists today.

The resource is full of background information to build teacher knowledge and contains a wide variety of activities for full student engagement and learning.

Speakers
avatar for Deborah Dobbins

Deborah Dobbins

/Black Lives in Alberta, Aspen Foundation and Shiloh Centre For Multicultural Roots
Deborah Dobbins, a cultural and special education consultant, is a 3rd generation African American Albertan whose grandparents immigrated to Alberta in the early 1900’s from Oklahoma, Illinois, Missouri, Texas. She is the President and CEO of Shiloh Centre for Multicultural Roots... Read More →


Thursday February 24, 2022 10:45am - 12:00pm MST
Zoom 29

10:45am MST

Holocaust Studies; A New LDC- one year in
This session will explore the LDC- Holocaust Studies developed in 2020 in collaboration between Foothills School Division and the Calgary Jewish Federation. As primary writer, Lindsay will walk teachers through the three levels of the course and share the experiences and resources used during the first year of implementation. Time will be spent on the curriculum of the LDC, hands-on resources and feedback, and group discussion.

Following this presentation last year there are now at least 5 schools across Alberta currently offering Holocaust Studies 15-25-35 as options to high school students. The initial session was well received at each of the conventions; it was presented with teachers eager to have it run in their respective schools. Having taught all three courses now, the session will introduce resources and the curriculum to teachers in a comprehensive and engaging manner.

Speakers
avatar for Lindsay Kate Anderson

Lindsay Kate Anderson

Holocaust studies, classroom design
Lindsay is a passionate educator who is entering her 17th year as a teacher. Throughout the years, Lindsay has worked in a variety of school settings including private and public schools. In 2017 Lindsay completed her M.ED through the University of Alberta where she did her research... Read More →


Thursday February 24, 2022 10:45am - 12:00pm MST
Zoom 27

10:45am MST

Brain-Friendly Bliss: 
Four Steps to Manage Stress in a Busy, Distracted World
Brain-Friendly Bliss: 
Four Steps to Manage Stress in a Busy, Distracted World
These days life is full of distractions, uncertainty, fear, and worry that has our mind and body working overtime to manage it all. Yes, stress is something we all have to deal with, but left unchecked it will negatively impact health, effectiveness, and overall quality of life.
In this uplifting and educational session, Certified Neurotransformational Coach Barb Earle presents a practical approach to stress management that will help you:
• Learn how your body and mind process stress, and the effect this has on health.
• Identify the key stressors in your life, the meaning behind them, and how they 
influence daily living.
• Learn to reframe those stressors so you can claim higher levels of health, 
happiness, and brilliance.
•Manage your ongoing stress in ways that will ultimately help you 
Live Brilliantly.
Based on the fascinating, growing field of Neuroscience, this four-step process will move you from overwhelming stress to brain-friendly bliss.

Speakers
avatar for Barb Earle

Barb Earle

Owner/Director, Life Wide Open
Barb Earle is a coach, speaker, and health and wellness expert with over forty years 
experience, helping individuals and organizations understand how – when you 
harness the physical, mental and emotional dimensions within - the brain and body can guide you toward brilliance... Read More →


Thursday February 24, 2022 10:45am - 12:00pm MST
Zoom 36

10:45am MST

Trauma Informed Teaching: Addressing the Impacts of Trauma in our Classrooms.
This session will engage teachers and principals in an understanding of how students' brains are impacted by trauma and how we can create safer spaces for students to learn. By addressing our modern pedagogical approach to teaching we can work more emphatically with students and create better learning environments for students. We will discuss the impacts of trauma on development, assessment, and teaching skills to better engage students living with trauma.

Speakers
avatar for Justin Lessard

Justin Lessard

Certified Counsellor, Trauma Informed Teaching
Hello! I am a retired teacher and certified Canadian counsellor and I work extensively with youth and adults who have been harmed. I believe strongly in the value of creating safe communities and environemnts that can help develop spaces for individuals to heal and be understood... Read More →


Thursday February 24, 2022 10:45am - 12:00pm MST
Zoom 40

10:45am MST

The Success-Energy Reset: How to Regain Focus and Recharge Your Life in a Post-Pandemic World
There’s no doubt the pandemic disrupted work and life for educators everywhere, and you rose to the challenge! Now, with so many stressful months behind you, and the world shifting toward ‘normal’, you may feel tired, uninspired, and unclear about next steps. That’s normal by the way. So, maybe you need a reset? In this engaging keynote, Health and Productivity Expert Michelle Cederberg shares research from her new book The Success-Energy Equation that will help you regain focus and recharge work and life after the chaos of Covid. Get clear on your current definition of success; What really matters to you in work and life, and what motivates you? How has COVID changed that? Look at typical barriers that get in the way of success, and how you can effectively navigate them, especially in a post-pandemic world. Discover four science-backed variables that contribute to higher levels of goal success and overall well-being and how to make them work for you, in and out of the classroom. Full of hilarious stories, anecdotes and innovative strategies, this session will help you replace fatigue and uncertainty with focus and productivity.


Thursday February 24, 2022 10:45am - 12:00pm MST
Zoom Webinar 1000-5

10:45am MST

Documentary Filmmaking: Step by Step through the 48 Hour Film Challenge
Learn the steps of documentary filmmaking through the case study of the 48 Hour Film Challenge. Alexis Marie Chute, award-winning filmmaker, will share her process of creating her documentary short, “Of Love & Light,” during the 48 Hour Challenge in 2021. Alexis will cover developing a shot list, storyboarding, writing interview questions, preparing equipment, working with a team, scheduling the shoot, sourcing music, and editing. The 48 Hour Film Challenge inserts a “Key” when the clock begins of things that must be included in the film. Alexis will share how she incorporated those elements on the fly.

“Of Love & Light” interviews nineteen-year-old Edmontonian Jordan Stonehouse whose mother, Lisa, died at the age of 52 at the University of Alberta Hospital following complications due to AstraZeneca vaccine-induced immune thrombotic thrombocytopenia (VITT). Lisa was the first case of VITT in Alberta.

Speakers
avatar for Alexis Marie Chute

Alexis Marie Chute

Author, Artist, Filmmaker, Curator, Alexis Marie Productions Inc.
Alexis Marie Chute is an award-winning artist, photographer, filmmaker, gallery curator, and bestselling author. Her books include The 8th Island Trilogy (Above the Star, Below the Moon, Inside the Sun) and memoir Expecting Sunshine: A Journey of Grief, Healing and Pregnancy After... Read More →


Thursday February 24, 2022 10:45am - 12:00pm MST
Pre-Recorded

10:45am MST

Improving the look and feel of your Moodle Site or Google Classroom
Tired of your Moodle /Google Classrooms courses looking like a never-ending scroll of boring information? Not sure what activities or resources to use in Moodle/Google Classroom? Join this session to see how you can make changes to Moodle/Google Classroom to help you and your students have a better and more engaging learning experience.

Speakers
avatar for Colin Byers

Colin Byers

Jigsaw Learning
Colin brings with him over 20 years of educational technology, multimedia development, and pedagogical experience. Over the last 4-5 years, Colin has worked with the Government of Canada, The City of Kelowna, Alberta Health Services, Olds College, Royal Roads University, Contact North... Read More →


Thursday February 24, 2022 10:45am - 12:00pm MST
Pre-Recorded

10:45am MST

“Hopes and Dreams – Stories from Young Refugees” - Video and Discussion
The video, which has received an award from the Association for Media and Technology in Education (AMTEC), is intended to educate young people about refugees, to help them to identify and understand the discrimination that refugees face, and the effect it has on them. Some of the biggest obstacles to acceptance - entrenched prejudices and discrimination are discussed. A Video User’s Guide and a Teacher’s Guide (available on ACLRC's website aclrc.com), give educators background information on refugees and the refugee experience, on international laws which protect refugees and Canadian laws which protect everyone against discrimination. A former refugee will be in attendance.

Speakers
PD

Pamela Dos Ramos

Alberta Civil Liberties Research Centre
Pamela Dos Ramos, M.A. Ph.D., a Human Rights Educator for the Alberta Civil Liberties Research Centre (ACLRC) does presentations at schools and creates resources for the Centre. She is a former Board Member of the Alberta Association for Multicultural Education. She also teaches Culture... Read More →


Thursday February 24, 2022 10:45am - 12:00pm MST
Zoom 48

10:45am MST

Teaching Sexual Health...The Good, The Bad, and the Downright Awkward!
Yikes! Somebody asked me a question about sexual health…now what!

Teaching sexual health in the classroom can feel awkward and intimidating for all of us!
Why is one breast bigger than the other? How do I know if I am gay? Teacher, when did you start having sex? Why did my daughter learn about birth control at school? Students, parents and teachers have lots of questions about sex and sexual health. Come to this interactive session to have an overview of the Alberta Ed/AHS resources available for educators and supports for your classroom from grades 4-12; and for yourself! Learn how to use the the question box effectively, the different types of questions students ask, how to address slang, and how to deal with those embarrassing and sometimes difficult, personal questions.

Speakers
avatar for Kim Chapman (she/her)

Kim Chapman (she/her)

Sexual Health Educator, Alberta Health Services
Kim and her co-presenter Deb are Public Health Nurses and Sexual Health Educators who have supported the sexual health curriculum in the classroom across a wide swath of central Alberta for many years! We have a passion for supporting educators and classroom environments that create... Read More →
avatar for Debra Wells

Debra Wells

Sexual Health Nurse, Alberta Health Services
Hello everyone!  My name is Deb and I am a Registered Nurse with the Sexual Health Clinic  in Red Deer. I  have the privilege of being involved in outreach as well as  the Indigenous liaison with schools and health centers in central Alberta  .   My colleague Kim  and I are... Read More →


Thursday February 24, 2022 10:45am - 12:00pm MST
Zoom 49

10:45am MST

ULTIMATE FRISBEE IN A DAY
WHY ULTIMATE you may ask... Well, it is another great invasion game that has the potential to build team work quickly among all skill levels, introduce new motor patterns to challenge your top athletes, and the opportunity to build complex strategy while playing. This is an active session and you will be playing the game (or online I will be demonstrating all of the phases of the progression, find a space and play with me as much as you can… a bag full or disc would be helpful… round up some colleagues and pause and play). In the time we have we will cover a full progression through the skills, accompanying games (like box-timate and choo choo... so much fun), and the game play progression to supercharge the speed and team work of your class. Modifying field size, equipment and rules, you can get 2 weeks out of this session. Get to the games and teach from there is the name of this progression. Once you know the 1/10th scan, what a scoob and hammer is, who the handler is and the history of the game, it’s hard to end the unit.

Speakers
avatar for Paul Brant Marlett

Paul Brant Marlett

Learning Leader, Calgary Board of Education
Paul is a purebred teacher, he is a maverick in education with a unique approach to teaching and learning. Teaching grades 1 to 12, all subject matters, and 10 years with the Blended Homeschooling program, he has some unique insights into students and accelerating student progress... Read More →


Thursday February 24, 2022 10:45am - 12:00pm MST
Pre-Recorded

10:45am MST

Build Your Healthy School Puzzle with the NEW Canadian Healthy School Standards
Creating a Healthy School Community is not unlike building a puzzle. It takes time, and patience, and if any pieces are missing it's such a bummer! Discover how you can best build your healthy school puzzle through the Canadian Healthy School Standards. In this session, participants will meet the Canadian Healthy Schools Alliance and explore the Healthy School Standards. What are they & how do they look, live and breathe within the school system?

Speakers
avatar for Ever Active Schools

Ever Active Schools

Supporting Healthy School Communities
Ever Active Schools is a charity that supports healthy school communities all across Alberta. We offer professional development opportunities for teachers and administrators on a wide variety of topics to advance well-being in schools. Ever Active Schools puts on annual events such... Read More →


Thursday February 24, 2022 10:45am - 12:00pm MST
Pre-Recorded

10:45am MST

It Starts With You And It Starts Now-THIS WILL NOT BE RECORDED.
Being effective and at your best requires you look after yourself first. If you don’t, eventually over time you will feel burnt out and exhausted with little energy left for anyone or anything.
For many of us, putting ourselves first can be difficult as we feel selfish doing so. It starts with you is about looking after yourself first, to bring back the joy in your life, so you can have a better quality of life and continue to effectively help others.
Using a variety of simple techniques I will teach you how to lead a healthier life physically, mentally and emotionally.
If not now, then when?

Speakers
avatar for Susan Agrios

Susan Agrios

Agrios Mindfitness
Agrios MINDFITNESS (Mindfulness + Fitness) was born in the connective tissues between health and wellbeing. Susan Agrios changes lives. Online and in person, she teaches fitness, mindfulness and yoga for people and businesses the world over. Before MINDFITNESS, Susan was a K-12 teacher... Read More →


Thursday February 24, 2022 10:45am - 12:00pm MST
Zoom 33

10:45am MST

How to Be More Successful (Hint: It’s the Opposite of Doing More)
You have a lot on the go, and you have to admit, you’re pretty good at what you do. In fact, on paper, you look fantastic. The problem is, although you set big goals and accomplish them, you kind of feel like something’s missing. And possibly, that something is the reason why you’re crazy busy, on the go all the time and (although you don’t like to admit it…) exhausted.

What if the missing piece to being even more successful was to take a conscious pause? What if you could amplify your success even more by celebrating yourself? Would you benefit from taking a look back and acknowledging who you’ve become, before plunging forward towards the next goal? (The answer to that last one is a very big yes.)

Why attend this session?
>to discover practical ways to treat yourself with more love and kindness
>to learn how to acknowledge yourself so you feel more fulfilled and appreciated
>to give yourself permission to pause and celebrate
>to stop prolonging your happiness by becoming a better receiver
>to learn how to excel at life outside of productivity

You’ll leave this session with:
>Very clear self-acknowledgement and deep celebration practices that you can implement immediately
>Increased self-love, along with more confidence and a greater sense of connection
>New insights, possibilities and openings (that could truly alter the rest of your life)
>Joy, fulfillment and satisfaction

Speakers
avatar for Christina Marlett

Christina Marlett

Courageous Self-Care
As the creator of Courageous Self-Care, Christina is passionate about helping stressed out teachers learn to lead their students, families and themselves from a place of wholeness, overflowing energy and deep self-respect. She excels at helping overwhelmed leaders revitalize their... Read More →


Thursday February 24, 2022 10:45am - 12:00pm MST
Zoom 41

10:45am MST

Smudging Circle
Participants will be introduced to a smudging circle. They will learn about the different smudges that are utilized in the different nations of Turtle Island. Each smudge utilized is also a medicine. Participants will learn more about these plants as medicines. To smudge is to bring balance of mind, body and spirit and to make a connection to the Creator. Smudging circles are a way to start a talking/sharing circle.

Speakers
avatar for Phillip Campiou

Phillip Campiou

Knowledge Keeper, Elder
Phillip Campiou is a Traditional Woodland Cree who is originally from Driftpile First Nation, Alberta. He now resides in the Enoch area. As a young man, his father taught Phillip how to be self-sufficient and live off the land. Inherent in these teachings was an unwavering respect... Read More →


Thursday February 24, 2022 10:45am - 12:00pm MST
Zoom 30

11:35am MST

Success with Basic Addition Facts
It might seem that basic addition facts are easy to teach, but is this actually the case? This interactive session will first explore the number relationships that are the basis of building an understanding of basic addition facts and then cover our approach: “chunking” addition facts into 6 groups, developing efficient thinking strategies for each chunk, and the importance of drill/practice. You will leave this session with important insights on how best to teach basic addition facts.

Speakers
avatar for Roni Kraut

Roni Kraut

Math
Roni Kraut is a chartered professional accountant, family physician, medical researcher/educator, and passionate about elementary math education. She has taught at the college and university level, has a certificate in adult education, and has presented at Alberta and Manitoba teacher... Read More →


Thursday February 24, 2022 11:35am - 12:20pm MST
Zoom 25

11:35am MST

Leveraging UDL in the diverse classroom
Student diversity is a given in the modern classroom, and meeting student needs when every student is different can be a challenge for educators. Start planning smarter, not harder! Come to this session to build your knowledge and understanding about Universal Design for Learning and how incorporating elements of UDL can help to better plan your teaching and learning activities. Classroom examples will be included along with tips and tricks for implementation.

Speakers

Thursday February 24, 2022 11:35am - 12:20pm MST
Pre-Recorded

11:35am MST

Coaching Conversations: Building positive relationships that impact practice
Building positive relationships are the key to successful coaching mentoring. This session will start with the importance of building positive relationships and how you can leverage those relationships to positively support and lead. We will examine how coaching and mentoring impacts personal growth and the success of learners. Coaching questions, modeling, engaging in professional dialogue, and examining data and evidence will be explored as ways to impact practice. Resources including key coaching questions will be shared.

Speakers
avatar for Lana Nogue

Lana Nogue

Learning Associate, Jigsaw Learning
As a Learning Associate with Jigsaw Learning, Lana Nogue has extensive experience in system planning and supporting schools and districts in strategically designing areas of focus and planning forward. Lana is integral to supporting schools and districts in implementing their Collaborative... Read More →


Thursday February 24, 2022 11:35am - 12:20pm MST
Pre-Recorded

11:35am MST

How to Use Story Prompts to Inspire Students
If you've ever taught a kid who whined, "I don't know what to write," don't worry. Kids author Marty Chan shares his strategies to use story prompts to spark the creative energy in even the most reluctant writer. He breaks down how to approach a picture prompt in a way that inspires rather than intimidates them. He'll reveal easy-to-apply techniques that you can apply immediately in the classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Marty Chan

Marty Chan

Author, Ink Jockey Inc.
Marty Chan writes books for kids and plays for adults. Named one of Alberta's 25 most influential artists by the Alberta Foundation for the Arts, Marty is a champion for literacy. With his dynamic school presentations, he inspires reluctant readers to pick up a book and budding authors... Read More →


Thursday February 24, 2022 11:35am - 12:20pm MST
Pre-Recorded

11:35am MST

Lessons Learned from Climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro
In 2011, Susanne climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest peak at 5,895 meters. Through the climb and descent of this mountain, she draws parallels to the ups and downs that occur in life. Participants receive inspiring information to encourage risk taking and to value their unique capabilities.
This is a practical presentation to encourage creative action plans. Susanne's storytelling provides valuable examples of personal awareness lessons for teams both professionally and personally.

Speakers
avatar for Susanne Heaton

Susanne Heaton

Owner, Motivated by Nature
For over 11 years, Susanne worked in the corporate world doing team building, public speaking, negotiating, marketing and sales. She took a total leap of faith after having some life changing wake-up calls and left the corporate world to start her own company, Motivated by Nature... Read More →


Thursday February 24, 2022 11:35am - 12:20pm MST
Pre-Recorded

11:35am MST

What Can the Learning Commons Do For You?
What can your Learning Commons do for you and your classroom? In a busy school environment School Librarians can be overlooked as an untapped resource for collaboration, resource-sharing and innovation. Join Jessica Dinan as she discusses ways that teaching staff can partner with their Learning Commons staff to enhance their lessons and engage their students in new and exciting ways.

Speakers
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Jessica Dinan

Jessica graduated from Western University with a Masters degree in Library and Science and has worked in a variety of Library settings, including as the School Librarian at Ecole Secondaire Notre Dame High School in Red Deer, Alberta.


Thursday February 24, 2022 11:35am - 12:20pm MST
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11:35am MST

Grade 4 Collaboration
This session is to collaborate with other Grade 4 teachers. Bring any ideas to talk about and use the following 2017 and 2018 document to spring some ideas and record your responses for future EdCamp collaboration sessions. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1uhCWhuN4NjysJLQHgVjZYYEeYZDYXVKar4C86vJoQTY/edit?usp=sharing

Moderators
Thursday February 24, 2022 11:35am - 12:20pm MST
Zoom 61

11:35am MST

11:35am MST

Dialogue in the classroom and in your team: Identifying and breaking through texting thought and language
How are you today? Good. Do you have any questions? No. What do you notice? Nothing. What do you think about this? It’s cool. Does anyone have any ideas? No.
We have come to a point in our lives when the crown of human creativity, that of collaboration and connection, has been reduced to simple, surface answers that lead to simple, surface answers. A colleague and I spent all of last year exploring how students were not able to dialogue with each other. Not just talk, but engage in meaningful conversations. This was our focus for the year. What we realized we had to focus on was surprising. The goal is to end up in a place we never set out to find. We will never plan our year the same way again.

Speakers
avatar for Paul Brant Marlett

Paul Brant Marlett

Learning Leader, Calgary Board of Education
Paul is a purebred teacher, he is a maverick in education with a unique approach to teaching and learning. Teaching grades 1 to 12, all subject matters, and 10 years with the Blended Homeschooling program, he has some unique insights into students and accelerating student progress... Read More →


Thursday February 24, 2022 11:35am - 12:20pm MST
Pre-Recorded

11:35am MST

Promising Prompts: Challenges That Get Students Writing
No matter how creative we get, there are always students who are bored or intimidated by the prospect of a blank page. So how do we morph those disengaged writers into avid authors? With a series of activities and examples, this workshop will give you enough prompts, patterns, and constraints to get even the most resistant writers to the page.

Speakers
avatar for Miranda Krogstad

Miranda Krogstad

Language Arts
Miranda Krogstad is a spoken word poet and educator who uses her words to empower students of all ages and walks of life. Teaching life skills including self-confidence, self-expression, and community-building, she has performed workshops in dozens of cities across Western Canada... Read More →


Thursday February 24, 2022 11:35am - 12:20pm MST
Pre-Recorded

11:35am MST

Des stratégies d'enseignement qui soutiennent l'enseignement basé sur des concepts
Vous vous demandez comment l'enseignement basé sur les concepts s'aligne avec le programme d'études ? Voulez vous intégrer certains éléments dans votre enseignement? Venez à cette session pour répondre à ces questions et pour examiner des exemples de ce à quoi peut ressembler l'enseignement basé sur les concepts dans la salle de classe. Les sujets comprendront des informations de base et des recherches, la façon dont l’enseignement basé sur les concepts peut s'aligner sur le programme d'études de l'Alberta et des stratégies d'enseignement, ainsi que quelques trucs et astuces pour commencer.

Speakers

Thursday February 24, 2022 11:35am - 12:20pm MST
Pre-Recorded

11:35am MST

Teaching Reading Comprehension Success – Identify and Interpret Ideas and Details Skill
The types of questions on Reading Comprehension assessments require specific skills. The skills can be categorized into 5 areas. During this session the focus will be on the Identify and Interpret Ideas and Details Reading Comprehension Skill Category. We will identify this category of question type, understand how to have students recognize this question type and go through several strategies on how to instruct students to improve performance. Teachers will take away helpful resources on annotation and locating and interpreting details.
The session will focus on understanding the curriculum outcomes aligned to this skill in our ELA Program of Studies, provide instruction strategies to teach and improve student performance for this skill, and methods on how to assess students’ success and mastery of this skill.

Speakers

Thursday February 24, 2022 11:35am - 12:20pm MST
Pre-Recorded

11:35am MST

Helping Kids Grow Up Great
Do you want to help children & youth thrive, promote positive behavior and build positive connections? Do you want to help young people avoid risky behaviour?

Developmental assets are the building blocks of healthy development that help children grow up caring, responsible and resilient. Developmental relationships are close connections through which children and youth discover who they are, learn how to engage with the world around them, and learn ways to shape their own lives.
You will learn about these two frameworks, as well as:

• Factors that contribute to the healthy development of children & youth.
• What you can do to help build skills, experiences and opportunities for children & youth.
• How building on young people’s strengths can help prevent alcohol and drug abuse and other risky behaviours.
• The 5 key elements to make your relationship with young people powerful.

Speakers
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Rania Page

A strong believer in the value of addiction prevention and mental health promotion, Rania Page is currently a Health Promotion Facilitator with Alberta Health Services. Throughout her 23 year career, Rania’s roles at AADAC/AHS included providing treatment services to youth and adults... Read More →
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Denise Freden

My interest for physical activity and health promotion began in high school with a great physical education teacher and mentor. This lead me to take a College Diploma at Red Deer College in Fitness & Health Promotion and later to complete my Bachelor of Physical Education from the... Read More →


Thursday February 24, 2022 11:35am - 12:20pm MST
Pre-Recorded

12:00pm MST

Creating a Calming and Peaceful Pre-K Classroom
Management with little learners. You will leave this session with a plethora of easy-to-implement routines and procedures, which will help you and YOUR students to have a successful year. This is a pre-recorded session that is offered by TYHO (Teach Your Heart Out). To have access to this video you will need sign up with the following Google Form:https://forms.gle/UsdgGceaxX5mrMRx6


Thursday February 24, 2022 12:00pm - 12:30pm MST
TYHO Summer Day 2 Friday July 9

12:00pm MST

Everyday Engagement for All Learners
Looking to spice up your lesson s to get your kids PUMPED UP about learning? In this session, you 'll learn 10 specific and simple ways to get your kid s excited and focused on learning academic content These ideas are realistic and easy to implement into your everyday lesson s, no matter the grade level learn 10 specific and simple ways to get your kid s excited and focused on learning academic content These ideas are realistic and easy to implement into your everyday lesson s, no matter the grade level.To have access to this video you will need sign up with the following Google Form:https://forms.gle/UsdgGceaxX5mrMRx6

Speakers

Thursday February 24, 2022 12:00pm - 12:30pm MST
TYHO Summer Day 2 Friday July 9

12:00pm MST

Folk Songs and Beyond
Let's take those folk songs one step further. In this session, I will be sharing some of my favourite folk songs for the elementary music room, paired with the games, activities, picture books, people, places, and more that I use to introduce them to my students.To have access to this video you will need sign up with the following Google Form:https://forms.gle/UsdgGceaxX5mrMRx6

Speakers

Thursday February 24, 2022 12:00pm - 12:30pm MST
TYHO Summer Day 2 Friday July 9

12:00pm MST

Math Magic: 5 Tip to Accelerate Math Learning
So many math concepts to teach, but so little time. Join Vanessa as she reveals s her top 5 tips that really work to accelerate math learning. She'll answer questions like, which math skills are most important for young children to learn? Which math skills should you teach first? And most importantly, how do you teach math skills so your kids will learn and retain the information? These teacher-approved tips will help you make better use of your teaching time, right away. To have access to this video you will need sign up with the following Google Form:https://forms.gle/UsdgGceaxX5mrMRx6

Thursday February 24, 2022 12:00pm - 12:30pm MST
TYHO Summer Day 2 Friday July 9

12:00pm MST

The New Normal: Emotional Support in the Classroom
Now more than ever, students need emotional support to navigate the "new normal " since COVID-19 Students are mourning the loss of loved ones, are missing out on momentous occasions, and facing horrendous challenges; they are in desperate need of our support But what can that support look like in the classroom? This session will provide tip s and trick s to providing emotional support to students K-5 and students with disabilities. To have access to this video you will need sign up with the following Google Form:https://forms.gle/UsdgGceaxX5mrMRx6

Speakers

Thursday February 24, 2022 12:00pm - 12:30pm MST
TYHO Summer Day 2 Friday July 9

12:00pm MST

Too Many Letters, Too Many Phonics Rules, Too Many Sight Words…Too Little Time
Learn strategies to help students get an easier way to read. To have access to this video you will need sign up with the following Google Form:https://forms.gle/UsdgGceaxX5mrMRx6

Speakers

Thursday February 24, 2022 12:00pm - 12:30pm MST
TYHO Summer Day 2 Friday July 9

12:00pm MST

We're Engaged! Tools and Ways to Keep Your Class Lit!
Want your students to enjoy coming to your class and actually have a bit of enjoyment while completing assignments, well they must be ENGAGED in the learning process to achieve these goals. We will focus on novel ways to engage the student and promote student learning. This is a pre-recorded session that is offered by TYHO (Teach Your Heart Out).To have access to this video you will need sign up with the following Google Form:https://forms.gle/UsdgGceaxX5mrMRx6

Speakers

Thursday February 24, 2022 12:00pm - 12:30pm MST
TYHO Summer Day 2 Friday July 9

12:00pm MST

5K's for Connecting Students with Content
This session will defuse the notion students hold of themselves vs the content and bring it to a fun connection for all involved in the learning. To have access to this video you will need sign up with the following Google Form:https://forms.gle/UsdgGceaxX5mrMRx6

Speakers

Thursday February 24, 2022 12:00pm - 12:30pm MST
TYHO Summer Day 2 Friday July 9

12:00pm MST

Brain Friendly Instruction and Learning Space Design
Instruction AND Learning Space Design need to Engage/Energize, Focus and Calm students' brains for true learning. In this session, you will get practical Educational Neuroscience tips to apply right away in your classroom design and instruction for a MEANINGFUL and LASTING learning experience. This is a pre-recorded session that is offered by TYHO (Teach Your Heart Out). To have access to this video you will need sign up with the following Google Form:https://forms.gle/UsdgGceaxX5mrMRx6

Speakers

Thursday February 24, 2022 12:00pm - 12:30pm MST
TYHO Summer Day 2 Friday July 9

12:00pm MST

Building Educational Neighborhoods
Imagine a world where K-12 schools, communities, and higher education come together to support our students through their educational journey. What if social-emotional learning was regarded with the same respect as academics and test scores? This is our mission, and our session is dedicated to building educational neighbourhoods to ensure student success. To have access to this video you will need sign up with the following Google Form:https://forms.gle/UsdgGceaxX5mrMRx6


Thursday February 24, 2022 12:00pm - 12:30pm MST
TYHO Summer Day 2 Friday July 9

12:00pm MST

Classroom Design- Setting Up for Success
In this session, you will learn how to design a classroom space that works for you and your students. Get tips and tricks to stay organized and make the most of any space. To have access to this video you will need sign up with the following Google Form:https://forms.gle/UsdgGceaxX5mrMRx6

Speakers

Thursday February 24, 2022 12:00pm - 12:30pm MST
TYHO Summer Day 2 Friday July 9

12:00pm MST

Classroom Management for Little Learners
This session gives brand-new and veteran teachers practical tips for implementing classroom management with little learners. You will leave this session with a plethora of easy-to-implement routines and procedures, which will help you and YOUR students to have a successful year.To have access to this video you will need sign up with the following Google Form:https://forms.gle/UsdgGceaxX5mrMRx6

Thursday February 24, 2022 12:00pm - 12:30pm MST
TYHO Summer Day 2 Friday July 9

12:00pm MST

12:00pm MST

Designing Your Own Google Earth Field Trip Ed-Venture
You're probably familiar with Google Earth, but did not know that you can create your own virtual field trip with videos, photos and more? In this session, we'll explore some of the built-in tours and games inside of Google Earth and walk you through how to create your own virtual ed-venture with students.To have access to this video you will need sign up with the following Google Form:https://forms.gle/UsdgGceaxX5mrMRx6

Thursday February 24, 2022 12:00pm - 12:30pm MST
TYHO Summer Day 2 Friday July 9

12:00pm MST

Easy Do-It-Yourself Name Activities
Children's names are usually the first written words that they learn. Use these simple, homemade name activities during arrival when your preschoolers first come to school or set them up for practice at the literacy center. Make a new set each month and send them home at the end for extra practice. This is a pre-recorded session that is offered by TYHO (Teach Your Heart Out). To have access to this video you will need sign up with the following Google Form:https://forms.gle/UsdgGceaxX5mrMRx6

Speakers

Thursday February 24, 2022 12:00pm - 12:30pm MST
TYHO Summer Day 2 Friday July 9

12:00pm MST

Everyday Math engagement
Is your math instruction becoming mundane? Going through the same day in and day out routine? Let's add a little bit of spice In the is session, you will discover easy to implement strategi es to amp up your math instruction. This is a pre-recorded session that is offered by TYHO (Teach Your Heart Out). To have access to this video you will need sign up with the following Google Form:https://forms.gle/UsdgGceaxX5mrMRx6

Thursday February 24, 2022 12:00pm - 12:30pm MST
TYHO Summer Day 2 Friday July 9

12:00pm MST

Getting Gritty with Growth Mondset
Are you ready to shift the mindset in your classroom? Join us as we learn all about growth mindset and how it has the power to revolutionize your classroom. We will show you how to teach your students about growth mindset, and how to keep the momentum going all year long. Give your students the power to solve hard problems, work together, and believe they can do anything because they can. To have access to this video you will need sign up with the following Google Form:https://forms.gle/UsdgGceaxX5mrMRx6


Thursday February 24, 2022 12:00pm - 12:30pm MST
TYHO Summer Day 2 Friday July 9

12:00pm MST

How School Libraries Impact School Culture
What are you doing to help the culture in your school? Learn how adding a few things into your library can bring students in and change the dynamics of your building In this session, you will learn how to build relationships through social media, monthly contests, book clubs, interactive bulletin boards, book displays and a cozy environment. This is a pre-recorded session that is offered by TYHO (Teach Your Heart Out). To have access to this video you will need sign up with the following Google Form:https://forms.gle/UsdgGceaxX5mrMRx6

Speakers

Thursday February 24, 2022 12:00pm - 12:30pm MST
TYHO Summer Day 2 Friday July 9

12:00pm MST

Its OK to Let Them See You Smile
Allow your students to see that teachers are humans tool. Join Gaspare as he shows you ways to bring and incorporate humor into your classroom every day. To have access to this video you will need sign up with the following Google Form:https://forms.gle/UsdgGceaxX5mrMRx6

Speakers

Thursday February 24, 2022 12:00pm - 12:30pm MST
TYHO Summer Day 2 Friday July 9

12:00pm MST

Life Skills in Upper Elementary
In this session, Jill Shafer will lead you through tips, tricks, and strategies to increase executive functioning skills. Jill will share engaging and applicable ideas to help your students prepare for their future. This is a pre-recorded session that is offered by TYHO (Teach Your Heart Out). To have access to this video you will need sign up with the following Google Form:https://forms.gle/UsdgGceaxX5mrMRx6

Speakers

Thursday February 24, 2022 12:00pm - 12:30pm MST
TYHO Summer Day 2 Friday July 9

12:00pm MST

Math Vocabulary
Do you teach mathematical vocabulary? This is not something that should be pushed to the back burner. In this session, Marcy will discuss what vocabulary instruction is important and share the three types of vocabulary words that occur in mathematical concepts. She will share simple and effective strategies that are classroom-tested and can be implemented right away. This is a pre-recorded session that is offered by TYHO (Teach Your Heart Out). To have access to this video you will need sign up with the following Google Form:https://forms.gle/UsdgGceaxX5mrMRx6

Speakers

Thursday February 24, 2022 12:00pm - 12:30pm MST
TYHO Summer Day 2 Friday July 9

12:00pm MST

Me, Myself and I: emotions and Self Awareness for Young Learners
In this session you will learn the importance of character education, Social-Emotional Learning and easy ways to implement SEL into your busy schedule You will also be given strategies and ideas on how to teach and model self-awareness, understanding emotions and student mindfulness in your primary classroom m Build a foundation in the younger grades so students can begin understanding themselves and their own mind and emotions for the future. To have access to this video you will need sign up with the following Google Form:https://forms.gle/UsdgGceaxX5mrMRx6

Speakers

Thursday February 24, 2022 12:00pm - 12:30pm MST
TYHO Summer Day 2 Friday July 9

12:00pm MST

Pave the Way for Scientific Literacy
Kid s are naturally curious about the world around them. Tap into that curiosity by blending Science into your everyday instruction. This is a pre-recorded session that is offered by TYHO (Teach Your Heart Out).To have access to this video you will need sign up with the following Google Form:https://forms.gle/UsdgGceaxX5mrMRx6

Speakers

Thursday February 24, 2022 12:00pm - 12:30pm MST
TYHO Summer Day 2 Friday July 9

12:00pm MST

Put Out the Fire - Effective Steps to De-Escalate a student in Crisis
In "Put Out the Fire," teachers will learn proven strategies that they can start implementing immediately in their own classrooms to restore calm to a student's chaos. Teacher s will learn how to spot students in crisis (hint it doesn't always s look like a meltdown) and ways they can model and teach sell f- regulation strategies to students so they can learn to process their feelings and emotions in a safe environment. To have access to this video you will need sign up with the following Google Form:https://forms.gle/UsdgGceaxX5mrMRx6

Speakers

Thursday February 24, 2022 12:00pm - 12:30pm MST
TYHO Summer Day 2 Friday July 9

12:00pm MST

Reaching Learners form Diverse Backgrounds
We all have scholars who may seem introverted and distant at times during lessons. Check out some strategies and tips to reach those students who may come off as resultant learners with diverse backgrounds. This is a pre-recorded session that is offered by TYHO (Teach Your Heart Out).To have access to this video you will need sign up with the following Google Form:https://forms.gle/UsdgGceaxX5mrMRx6

Speakers

Thursday February 24, 2022 12:00pm - 12:30pm MST
TYHO Summer Day 2 Friday July 9

12:00pm MST

Say it Loud (or not): Tools for Facilitating Difficult discussions in the Classroom 2.0
It's essential to be able to facilitate difficult conversations with students in ways that allow them to come to their own reasonable conclusion. Giving them the opportunity to show their thinking while thinking critically on various topics can allow you to have difficult conversations guided by them with your support. Join this session to learn about thinking and facilitation routines that will engage your students in thoughts about the world around them. To have access to this video you will need sign up with the following Google Form:https://forms.gle/UsdgGceaxX5mrMRx6

Speakers

Thursday February 24, 2022 12:00pm - 12:30pm MST
TYHO Summer Day 2 Friday July 9

12:00pm MST

Setting the Stage with STEM
Get ready to dive into STEM. This session n will show you meaningful ways to incorporate STEM into your classroom and curriculum. Stephanie shares routines and ideas for low prep- challenge s that are perfect for little engineers at work. Learn how to engage your students in fun and collaborative STEM activities that quickly become their favorite time of the day. This is a pre-recorded session that is offered by TYHO (Teach Your Heart Out). To have access to this video you will need sign up with the following Google Form:https://forms.gle/UsdgGceaxX5mrMRx6


Thursday February 24, 2022 12:00pm - 12:30pm MST
TYHO Summer Day 2 Friday July 9

12:00pm MST

Social Studies: You've Got Time for That!
Often, in the hustle and bustle of the school year, one of the first things cut out of our schedule is Social Studies. I'm here to tell you that you CAN teach Social Studies and you MUST. In this session, we'll be going over tips and strategies of integrating Social Studies in our daily routines and across subjects. We will think critically about Social Studies and it s importance, then come to the realization that we DO have time for that.To have access to this video you will need sign up with the following Google Form:https://forms.gle/UsdgGceaxX5mrMRx6

Thursday February 24, 2022 12:00pm - 12:30pm MST
TYHO Summer Day 2 Friday July 9

12:00pm MST

Student Teach with EdTeach
Get the latest tips and tricks to educate and engage students with online learning are sources. We will get hands-on experience with tools to plan and prep lessons, engage students in instruction, classroom management, and professional development You will leave this session with tools you can implement right away into your student teaching. To have access to this video you will need sign up with the following Google Form:https://forms.gle/UsdgGceaxX5mrMRx6

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Samantha Fecich

Dr. Samantha Fecich

Professor of Education, Grove City College
I'm Dr. Sam Fecich and I have been a professor of education for over 7 years and I get to do so many different things daily. Some days I'm in my office at Grove City College, working with students and teaching preservice teachers about educational technology or special education... Read More →


Thursday February 24, 2022 12:00pm - 12:30pm MST
TYHO Summer Day 2 Friday July 9

12:00pm MST

Teach, Play, Learn
Ever feel like you're bogged down with curriculum, standards, and new manuals? Well, never fear, Adam is here! Using tried and true methods, Adam will have you laughing, moving, playing, and learning as you explore ways to make your Math standards (and others) more fun than ever before. With simple tweaks and classroom hacks to board games, card games, and more, you can have your students of any age learning through play in so many ways.To have access to this video you will need sign up with the following Google Form:https://forms.gle/UsdgGceaxX5mrMRx6

Thursday February 24, 2022 12:00pm - 12:30pm MST
TYHO Summer Day 2 Friday July 9

12:00pm MST

Tech Tips & Teacher Life Hacks
From how to keep pesky ads out of your YouTube videos to how to student-proof your Google Slides and more - I'll share teacher hacks that will blow your mind and be immediately applicable to your teaching life right now! Whether you're a tech wiz or a total newbie - this session is for you! Bring a notebook and buckle up because I'm going to pack ALL my top tips into this session that will l help you hack your teacher tech struggles. To have access to this video you will need sign up with the following Google Form:https://forms.gle/UsdgGceaxX5mrMRx6

Speakers

Thursday February 24, 2022 12:00pm - 12:30pm MST
TYHO Summer Day 2 Friday July 9

12:00pm MST

The Power of Numberless Word Problems
Problem-solving is no easy task. Raise your hand if you've ever had a student or two looks at a word problem, pick out the numbers, and just guess how to solve it? In the Power of Numberless Word Problems, Marcy will share some simple strategies to shift your student's overall understanding from the numbers to the action within a problem. To have access to this video you will need sign up with the following Google Form:https://forms.gle/UsdgGceaxX5mrMRx6

Speakers

Thursday February 24, 2022 12:00pm - 12:30pm MST
TYHO Summer Day 2 Friday July 9

12:00pm MST

Using Games to Improve Executive Function
Using games is a great way to teach SEL (social-emotional learning) skills and Executive Functioning (EF) skills in your classroom. In this session, attendees will learn what board games can be used to promote and target different SEL and executive functioning skills to better help your students. You'll leave feeling more confident in your understanding of SEL and executive functioning and how to incorporate and teach those skills using games.To have access to this video you will need sign up with the following Google Form:https://forms.gle/UsdgGceaxX5mrMRx6

Speakers

Thursday February 24, 2022 12:00pm - 12:30pm MST
TYHO Summer Day 2 Friday July 9

12:00pm MST

The Organized SPED Teacher
If you teach special education then you know that it is paperwork galore. Well, I'm going to share 3 ways that I organize paperwork, data, and information. Join this session and get organized with Mel. To have access to this video you will need sign up with the following Google Form:https://forms.gle/UsdgGceaxX5mrMRx6

Thursday February 24, 2022 12:00pm - 12:30pm MST
TYHO Summer Day 2 Friday July 9

12:30pm MST

The Science of Creating Effective Learning Materials with Dual Coding
Click here for a collection of all session materials!
As teachers, we often create learning materials in the form of slide presentations, handouts, and materials written on whiteboards. In this session, we’ll examine what cognitive science and dual coding theory has shown to be the most effective ways to present and organize these materials. Participants will explore these slide design fundamentals, learn specific practices on how to fix materials that are less effectively designed, and receive numerous free resources for designing the most effective slides.

Speakers
avatar for Daniel Maas

Daniel Maas

Executive Staff Officer, Professional Development, The Alberta Teachers' Association
Danny Maas is an Executive Staff Officer with The Alberta Teachers' Association in the Professional Development program area. He was previously the Manager of Educational Technology with Edmonton Catholic School Division and has supported teacher professional development for the past... Read More →


Thursday February 24, 2022 12:30pm - 1:15pm MST
Pre-Recorded

12:30pm MST

Stressed Out? Take a Nature Break!
Science is finally starting to catch up with what Indigenous people, poets, sages and mystics intuitively knew. Nature heals, Naturally. Join Susanne for a science backed interactive session to learn how to immediately put into practice natural healing practices with nature that will benefit physical, mental and emotional wellness. The PowerPoint presentation is found here: https://albertateachersassociation-my.sharepoint.com/:f:/g/personal/catca_ata_ab_ca/EiPjmbFzwS9ApsWka8hOdE8BTLfMdyw9uSuHqYL6wq6myQ?e=FASD5p

Speakers
avatar for Susanne Heaton

Susanne Heaton

Owner, Motivated by Nature
For over 11 years, Susanne worked in the corporate world doing team building, public speaking, negotiating, marketing and sales. She took a total leap of faith after having some life changing wake-up calls and left the corporate world to start her own company, Motivated by Nature... Read More →


Thursday February 24, 2022 12:30pm - 1:15pm MST
Pre-Recorded

12:30pm MST

Explore Energy Resources with Future Energy Systems
Energy. Climate change. The environment. The economy. The future. All topics of importance and of concern for many students. The Alberta Council of Environmental Educators polling found that 70% of high school students are concerned about their future due to climate change and 2/3s of youth agree that climate change education is important in schools.

We are here to help bring these topics into the classroom! Join members of the Future Energy Systems team to learn about the University of Alberta’s world-leading research that will help Canada transition to a low net carbon economy, and explore educational energy resources produced by the program. Resources include a variety of options for students of all ages including:
-Videos, ranging from lab tours, mini research talks, experiments to try, etc.
-Activities and games
-Classroom visits (online and in person depending on conditions and location)
To make resources more useful, nearly all content comes with suggested curriculum connections.

Speakers
avatar for Valerie Miller

Valerie Miller

Explore Energy Resources with Future Energy Systems
Valerie Miller completed her PhD in land reclamation at the University of Alberta in 2019, working at a diamond mine in northern Canada to build soils using mine waste. During her PhD program she was a teaching assistant, primary instructor and community volunteer coordinator, and... Read More →


Thursday February 24, 2022 12:30pm - 1:15pm MST
Zoom 24

12:30pm MST

Grade 5 Collaboration
This session is to collaborate with other Grade 5 teachers. Bring any ideas to talk about and use the following 2017 and 2018 document to spring some ideas and record your responses for future EdCamp collaboration sessions. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1R9GkLRGRDHqW3ApuylsxK70LFzvzVSDvLthJDcbGi_U/edit?usp=sharing

Moderators
avatar for Jennifer Lacourse

Jennifer Lacourse

Teacher with Red Deer Public Schools with many years experience working and advocating for inclusion of students with disabilities. Jennifer has been working with children and adults with disabilities most of her adult life having had developed a passion for this area when she was... Read More →

Thursday February 24, 2022 12:30pm - 1:15pm MST
Zoom 61

12:30pm MST

Beyond a Single Story: Exploring Intersectionality in Communities Around the World
Experience the Alberta Council for Global Cooperation’s (ACGC) newest workshop, Beyond a Single Story. Created for grades 7-12, this activity prompts learners to explore the ways that intersecting identities can affect a person’s reality and quality of life. By considering the diverse viewpoints within a specific community, students will gain an understanding of the complexities of analyzing a community’s challenges and strengths. Each community case study was created in partnership with an Alberta-based international development organization, using their many years of experience working in solidarity with their partner communities. Through the case studies, students will explore challenges relating to unsafe water, gender inequality, avoidable blindness, poverty, HIV prevention, or access to education. They will analyze these challenges while considering the perspectives of various community members whose identities affect their lived experiences distinctly. ACGC will facilitate the workshop with participants, then open up a discussion on how to promote empathy-building and global citizenship in the classroom and how to approach topics such as intersectionality and diverse lived experiences.

Speakers

Thursday February 24, 2022 12:30pm - 1:15pm MST
Zoom 28

12:30pm MST

The Importance of Storytelling for Science Education: Weird, Funny, Useful.
How killer giant beavers, the debate between the spermists and the ovists, and the cross-curricular story of nylon can help engage students, illuminate the process of science, and incorporate indigenous perspectives into your science practice. This talk will address the importance of storytelling for humanizing scientists and revealing the process of science in science education. I have included some of my favorite stories that can be slipped into science lessons for divisions 2-4 (although high school is my world). Attendees will leave with some stories they likely haven’t heard before, and concrete ideas for using stories to help incorporate indigenous perspectives into their classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Reuben Mahaffy

Reuben Mahaffy

Science Teacher, Spruce Grove Composite High School
Reuben teaches Chemistry, Biology, and General Science at Spruce Grove Composite High. He is a dynamic and iterative teacher who is always looking for ways to improve his practice. He considers storytelling to be a core feature of his practice, and is always looking to collect new... Read More →


Thursday February 24, 2022 12:30pm - 1:15pm MST
Pre-Recorded

12:30pm MST

The Importance of Storytelling for Science Education: Weird, Funny, Useful.
How James Joule's Honeymoon, Gilbert Lewis' mysterious death, killer Giant Beavers, and the cross-curricular story of Nylon can help to engage students, illuminate the process of science, and incorporate indigenous perspectives into your science teaching.

This talk will address the importance of storytelling for humanizing scientists and revealing the process of science in science education. Examples of stories (with curricular ties) are included for divisions 2-4, with an emphasis on high school (since that's my world). Attendees will leave with some stories they likely haven't heard before, and concrete ideas for using stories to help incorporate indigenous perspectives into their classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Reuben Mahaffy

Reuben Mahaffy

Science Teacher, Spruce Grove Composite High School
Reuben teaches Chemistry, Biology, and General Science at Spruce Grove Composite High. He is a dynamic and iterative teacher who is always looking for ways to improve his practice. He considers storytelling to be a core feature of his practice, and is always looking to collect new... Read More →


Thursday February 24, 2022 12:30pm - 1:15pm MST
Pre-Recorded

12:30pm MST

Kindergarten Collaboration
This session is to collaborate with other Kindergarten teachers. Bring any ideas to talk about and use the following 2017 and 2018 document to spring some ideas and record your responses for future EdCamp collaboration sessions. https://docs.google.com/document/d/15ontZxxk9cnCm8xOykQWc3uU9Ycj1BelyzdFCVSUhCg/edit?usp=sharing

Moderators
Thursday February 24, 2022 12:30pm - 1:15pm MST
Zoom 61

12:30pm MST

Inspiring Your Inclusive Classroom
The Rick Hansen Foundation School Program (RHFSP) believes in the importance of teaching youth about equity, inclusion and empowering students to be difference makers – we hope you do too! Learn how the RHFSP can support you in confidently covering the topics of inclusion, accessibility and disability awareness with your class. Our program offers educational resources for youth in kindergarten to grade twelve on these important topics while meeting provincial curriculum outcomes. Our lessons are designed to be easily-implemented into current lesson planning, and are available in different formats to meet your class' needs. Join us for a resource-filled session and take advantage of our unique offerings available to you, such as our engaging and impactful Ambassador Presentations!

Speakers
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Anne-Marie Dolinar

Rick Hansen Foundation School Program
Anne-Marie Dolinar Anne-Marie began her career as a Registered Dietitian where she educated clients about nutrition, delivered food literacy programming in schools, and instructed dietetics courses at the post-secondary level. After sustaining a spinal cord injury, the need for improved... Read More →


Thursday February 24, 2022 12:30pm - 1:15pm MST
Pre-Recorded

12:30pm MST

Simple Practices for a Joyful Retirement
Five years ago, Danny retired on his teachers’ pension and learned some simple habits which created joy and purpose in his life. He discovered how these routines are centered on research-based principles which are essential for motivation and wellness. Learn about these tried-and-true principles which generate meaning and fulfillment in retirement. Come laugh, relax, and arm yourself with understanding and strategies for creating a wonderful, joyful retirement.

Speakers
avatar for Danny Bateman

Danny Bateman

Danny Bateman is a dynamic, entertaining, and experienced speaker. With an engaging personality, interesting anecdotes, and an innovative approach, each session inspires and enlightens. He is currently an Instructor at Concordia University in the Faculty of Education. He has delivered... Read More →


Thursday February 24, 2022 12:30pm - 1:15pm MST
Zoom 26

12:30pm MST

Storytelling, Food and Culture
Storytelling, Food and Culture
Storytelling is an important part of Indigenous culture, and many of our stories not only contain lessons about how we nourish our bodies but also about where we come from and the connection we have to those places and that food. Indigenous narratives demonstrate how a shared food with family and community reminds us of an ancestor, how food is our mother; a reminder of who we are, what we have been through, and where our future should be. Every meal has the potential to be a small ceremony, a direct link between our ancestors, the spirit world, and the future of our people. The Dairy Farmers of Canada have a long-standing commitment to essential nutrition education and are passionate about creating resources that enhance the well-being of educators and students. Sharing of food stories with diverse perspectives is the highlight and focus of this presentation by the Dairy Farmers of Canada; as well experiencing storytelling through an Indigenous lens. Sharing of meals, traditional foods and ceremony is an integral part of Indigenous culture, not only connecting family, and community but also the ways in which it is traditionally shared. Engage in this unique learning experience offered to K-2 grades. Recipes, lessons, and resources will be part of this presentation.

Speakers
avatar for Donna Ross

Donna Ross

Calgary Regional Consortium
Donna Ross is a 31-year educator. She is Cree Métis from Saskatchewan and member of the One Arrow First Nation, Treaty Six territory. Donna began her teaching career as a classroom teacher with Tsuut’ina Nation and continued to support First Nations learners in subsequent positions... Read More →


Thursday February 24, 2022 12:30pm - 1:45pm MST
Zoom 46

12:30pm MST

J’ai le goût de livre! / Hooked On Books!
Cet atelier interactif démontrera comment les livres peuvent contribuer à inciter les élèves à devenir des lecteurs actifs. On verra comment appliquer ce qu’on lit en classe peut devenir un contributeur précieux à amener les jeunes à s’impliquer dans la justice sociale. Les enseignants sortiront de cet atelier avec les connaissances nécessaires pour atteindre tous les élèves grâce à l’art de raconter, à la lecture à haute voix et à l'établissement de liens significatifs. Venez découvrir comment un bon livre d’ancrage peut inculquer l'amour de la lecture.
This interactive workshop will demonstrate how books can help inspire students to become active readers. We will see how applying what we read in the classroom can become a valuable contributor to getting young people involved in social justice. Teachers will come out of this workshop with the knowledge to reach all students through storytelling, reading aloud, and making meaningful connections. Come and find out how a good anchor book can instill a love of reading.

Speakers
avatar for Léo-James Lévesque

Léo-James Lévesque

Assistant Professor, School of Education at St. Thomas University
Léo-James has a master’s degree in education with a specialization in curriculum and instruction. He is currently an assistant professor at St. Thomas University’s School of Education in Fredericton, New Brunswick. He has also taught at the University of New Brunswick, the University... Read More →


Thursday February 24, 2022 12:30pm - 1:45pm MST
Zoom 36

12:30pm MST

Content-Area Writing: Writing to Learn, Learning to Write
What if a convention session could make it easier for you to help students succeed with writing in your content-area classroom?
I’ve heard from many teachers who feel ill equipped in this area. “How can I help students who struggle with writing in my class? What are some effective strategies? Are there creative approaches that might be more engaging for my students?”
This session was created as a direct response to these questions. We’ll look at the value of writing as a tool for increasing student engagement and learning. Most importantly, we’ll explore practical strategies to help all students succeed. Then you can just put your feet up and cruise through the rest of the year!
Haha. JK–you’re a teacher! (But it’ll help, I promise.)

Speakers
avatar for Robin Pawlak

Robin Pawlak

Children's Author
Robin was a language arts teacher (grades 4-7) for 31 years in Red Deer. His 2016 retirement allowed him to focus on writing, and he has since publsihed two novels for children: Space Cadets (2018) and Space Cadets: Battle for Tam (2022). He enjoys the calm, quiet life of a writer... Read More →


Thursday February 24, 2022 12:30pm - 1:45pm MST
Zoom 37

12:30pm MST

Leading for Equity in an Inclusive Classroom
The role of the teacher in an inclusive classroom can sometimes be a challenging role with a wide range of expectations. This session will engage teachers in a reflective dialogue focusing on elements that they can build upon in their current classrooms, along with the importance of establishing a collaborative school team as a key component for teachers to share their expertise, strategies and problem-solving. This session is intended to reinforce the teacher’s strengths and encourage them to consider possible ways to extend their practices to ensure equity for all students.

Speakers
avatar for Lana Nogue

Lana Nogue

Learning Associate, Jigsaw Learning
As a Learning Associate with Jigsaw Learning, Lana Nogue has extensive experience in system planning and supporting schools and districts in strategically designing areas of focus and planning forward. Lana is integral to supporting schools and districts in implementing their Collaborative... Read More →


Thursday February 24, 2022 12:30pm - 1:45pm MST
Pre-Recorded

12:30pm MST

Let's Double Down on Quality Health and Physical Education
HPE is mandated, scheduled and available to every school and division, and it greatly supports student learning and well-being, whether in person or online. Throughout this session, the Health and Physical Education specialist council and Ever Active Schools will share current success stories from leading educators around the province, and feature free and low cost resources to support these core subject areas. We guarantee you’ll have one or two activities to try with your students right away!

Speakers
avatar for Ever Active Schools

Ever Active Schools

Supporting Healthy School Communities
Ever Active Schools is a charity that supports healthy school communities all across Alberta. We offer professional development opportunities for teachers and administrators on a wide variety of topics to advance well-being in schools. Ever Active Schools puts on annual events such... Read More →


Thursday February 24, 2022 12:30pm - 1:45pm MST
Pre-Recorded

12:30pm MST

Transforming Classrooms - Gaining skills to be effective in the K-12 class and beyond.
Do you find that you end the day and wonder what just happened? Why did that class go sideways? Why did that student react the way they did? How could I have been more effective? We've all been there! We know we need to make connections to bridge the communication gap. The problem is, how do we do it? This session introduces you to the SILA Skills Transforming Classrooms Workshop where you learn the How along with the What and the Why of connecting and communicating effectively.
This session is applicable to K-12 teachers and administration.
In this seminar, you will begin to learn the skills which will help you to
Introduce you to the purpose and passion of SILA Skills.
*Show the background of DBT Skills, of which SILA Skills workshops are based.
*Share the superhero powers gained through a SILA Skills Workshop.
*Give you a taste of the skills you will learn in a SILA Skills Transforming Classrooms workshop.
*Demonstrate the transformative effect that a SILA Skills Workshop can bring to your everyday life.
At the conclusion of this session, you will have some practical skills you can start using as soon as you leave the workshop. You will leave feeling hopeful and inspired to do things differently in your classrooms on Monday.
You will also have the opportunity to register for the Transforming Classrooms Workshop where you will delve deeper into the skills which will transform your teaching practice, and really your life!

How is this session related to teaching practices?
When you take a SILA Skills Transforming Classrooms Workshop, you will effectively address the Alberta Teacher Quality Standards #1 Fostering Effective Relationships and #4 Establishing Inclusive Learning Environments.
Today’s seminar introduces you to the Transforming Classrooms workshop and offers opportunities to register for an upcoming workshop. You won’t be disappointed!

Speakers
avatar for Kelly Maxwell

Kelly Maxwell

Faciliator/Co-Founder, the SILA Skills Group
Kelly Maxwell (B.Ed ‘89, M.Ed ‘16) is an elementary school teacher in rural Alberta.  After 30-plus years of teaching, her passion for educating continues.  She has been and continues to be involved with professional development within her school district and at local Teachers... Read More →


Thursday February 24, 2022 12:30pm - 1:45pm MST
Zoom 35

12:30pm MST

Boost your Productivity & Life Satisfaction with the Sunday Review
In all her years of coaching clients for wildly successful lives and her own personal lifelong quest for organization, productivity and personal fulfillment, Self-Care Expert, Christina Marlett, has never found a better tool than the Sacred Success Sunday Review.

When you attend this session, you’ll be guided through her proprietary weekly review process (even though it won’t be Sunday) so that you’ll have the template to implement it week after week.

Christina has found that her clients who consistently do the Sunday Review:

>learn to be kinder and gentler with themselves
>discover what’s really important in their lives and how to make time for it
>are more productive and efficient
>manifest life-changing miracles
>have more fun
>uncover previously hidden habits that were sabotaging their progress and keeping them stuck
>pinpoint how to make lasting changes that result in better health, more happiness and even epic relationships

Join us for the most impactful session you’ll attend all year.

Speakers
avatar for Christina Marlett

Christina Marlett

Courageous Self-Care
As the creator of Courageous Self-Care, Christina is passionate about helping stressed out teachers learn to lead their students, families and themselves from a place of wholeness, overflowing energy and deep self-respect. She excels at helping overwhelmed leaders revitalize their... Read More →


Thursday February 24, 2022 12:30pm - 1:45pm MST
Zoom 40

12:30pm MST

Handle with Care: A go-to guide for self care
Self-care is essential for managing stress, preventing burnout, and being our best selves (or even just our okay selves:)! This session will look at why self-care isn’t selfish (let that guilt go!) and provide participants with a variety of strategies to get back to the basics of feeling good and able to take on life’s challenges.

Speakers
avatar for Ariel Haubrich

Ariel Haubrich

Consultant/ Trainer/ Private Practitioner, Mental Wellness
Ariel Haubrich works in school & community mental health as a counsellor and program manager, and also as a consultant, presenter and private practitioner with government, businesses, teams and individuals working toward personal and organizational development. She is a Certified... Read More →


Thursday February 24, 2022 12:30pm - 1:45pm MST
Zoom 34

12:30pm MST

Leading through Resilience: Supporting Vulnerable Youth within their Educational Journey
Join Willem as he shares his experience through the child welfare system, whilst navigating his own educational journey. Learn how he leads through resilience despite hardships he’s faced along the way. Willem Fraser creates an intimate experience with his audience. He will impart the audience with in-depth knowledge and understanding of strategies to support vulnerable youth through their educational journey. He hopes to empower educators through a hopeful message that they can support youth from various walks of life to become leaders of resilience too.

Speakers

Thursday February 24, 2022 12:30pm - 1:45pm MST
Pre-Recorded

12:30pm MST

Looking Ahead to New Adventures
If you are considering retirement within the next five years, then you’ve got some big decisions just around the corner. Make sure you’re ready for them! This presentation will go over everything you need to know about the Alberta Retired Teachers’ Association (ARTA), including programs and perks available to members and, of course, the nationally acclaimed Retiree Benefits Plan. A current retired teacher will provide important points to consider before making the leap into retirement and will touch on some personal experiences. We’ll outline the health, travel, and dental benefits ARTA offers and touch on considerations you’ll want to start thinking about as you begin to plan for your retirement. Join us to discover how ARTA can give you the support you need to begin this new, exciting adventure.

Speakers
avatar for Amanda Shaw

Amanda Shaw

CMO, ARTA
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avatar for Jennifer Hope

Jennifer Hope

Affiliate Marketing Advisor, ARTA
Jennifer graduated from the University of Lethbridge with a Bachelor of Management degree witha major in marketing.Prior to joining the ARTA marketing team, she has had a variety of marketing positions as well as media communications.Since joining ARTA Jennifer has become well-versed... Read More →
avatar for Lorna Mcilroy

Lorna Mcilroy

president, Alberta Retired Teachers Association
Lorna is the current ARTA President and has a keen interest in the issues that impact her present and future retired colleagues and with ARTA, Lorna seeks to provide a smooth transition into a fulfilling retirement with the best options for members. These include member-centred services... Read More →


Thursday February 24, 2022 12:30pm - 1:45pm MST
Zoom 47

12:30pm MST

Winter is a Time for Stories
When the snow covers the ground it is a time for stories. Why is it important to tell stories while the snow is on the ground? Learn about all the ways we can tell stories. Think about how you can bring the power of storytelling into your classroom. Join in this session as we learn about traditional oral storytelling, exploring the use of Indigenous literature in elementary and secondary, stories of resilience, and information that supports foundational knowledge of First Nations, Métis, and Inuit.

Speakers
avatar for Phillip Campiou

Phillip Campiou

Knowledge Keeper, Elder
Phillip Campiou is a Traditional Woodland Cree who is originally from Driftpile First Nation, Alberta. He now resides in the Enoch area. As a young man, his father taught Phillip how to be self-sufficient and live off the land. Inherent in these teachings was an unwavering respect... Read More →


Thursday February 24, 2022 12:30pm - 1:45pm MST
Zoom 30

12:30pm MST

Building Three-Dimensional Digital Assessment
Digital tools and educational technology are now embedded in almost every classroom across Canada. They bring currency and diversity of content that was impossible with printed resources, as well as a whole world of creative student tasks. At the same time, an open and changeable informational environment where facts can be pulled up at 5G speed presents challenges to teachers and students alike. Flat and undirected engagement with digital content is still likely to cause frustration and boredom. Two-dimensional assessments that ask students to reproduce static information or list subject-area facts do not prepare them for a world of competing and changing factual narratives. They lack the depth to accommodate the sheer quantity of information, perspectives, and voices that students regularly encounter.

What does it look like to bring depth to instruction and assessment? Three-dimensional assessments are spaces where students develop skills, try things out, test thinking, and ultimately showcase what they can do with the information at their fingertips. They call on – and support – students to think, analyze, judge, and communicate across subject areas. This workshop will explore how three-dimensional digital assessments can be the core of the digital classroom and allow it to effectively reflect and respond to the wider world.

Speakers

Thursday February 24, 2022 12:30pm - 1:45pm MST
Pre-Recorded

12:30pm MST

Using EdTech to enhance your teaching of Contemporary Issues
This workshop will focus on teaching and learning of Contemporary Issues reflecting global perspectives and supporting objective teaching of these topics, using Ed Tech. It will introduce rich digital resources and illustrate how to provide students with cross-curricular learning opportunities to explore the diversity of Indigenous history, culture, and current events.

Edwin is an online ecosystem providing a safe sandbox for students and teachers to discover curated resources tied to the Alberta program of studies for use in teaching and learning. Participants will learn how Edwin develops assessment-capable learners, meets diverse learning needs, and provides the flexibility to combine with existing plans and resources. Edwin integrates with your school’s current LMS to unify the digital learning experience within a trusted and secure environment.

Speakers

Thursday February 24, 2022 12:30pm - 1:45pm MST
Pre-Recorded

12:30pm MST

Mixed Media Visual Journals: Project Ideas, Media and Techniques Part 3:Resolving Your Work
Mike will walk you through a number of mixed media project ideas. He will discuss media and substrates, tools and methods, composition and techniques for creating interesting and successful mixed media assignments. Stencils, transfers, resists, layering and collage are some of the techniques we will cover along with ideas for assignments that will engage your learners. These video sessions are created for a “work-along” approach. Mike will set up the assignment and outline the process then he will show you how to demonstrate it for students. You can pause the video and work through the process so that you are confident in presenting these methods to students. Mike uses these mixed media assignments as one of the three major projects for Art 20 (3 credit) but you can adapt these ideas and techniques for students as young as about Grade 5 or use any one of them as a stand-alone Art project. Here is a Google Drive Link with all material I that Mike has collected over the years that you can use for your classes: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1pnEo_s5NN31oPGHYunKlbi0X9hq66AaA?usp=sharing

Speakers
avatar for Michael Shain

Michael Shain

Mixed Media Visual Journals
Mike is an artist living in Vulcan. His day job is teaching secondary Art in person and online and then traveling throughout Vulcan County to small rural schools. He brings hands-on Art experiences (and silliness) to students from K to 12. He visits six schools in five days and sees... Read More →


Thursday February 24, 2022 12:30pm - 1:45pm MST
Pre-Recorded

12:30pm MST

Writing that Stirs the Heart
Participants will learn how to use creative writing in two important ways. First, as an introspective, self-care tool to mend, strengthen and restore joy to the writer’s heart. See how words can foster a renewed sense of peace, passion, and purpose. Secondly, how to craft stronger writing, tell captivating stories, and communicate powerfully to move the hearts of readers. Writing styles of focus include: free writing, memoir, poetry, and fiction.

Speakers
avatar for Alexis Marie Chute

Alexis Marie Chute

Author, Artist, Filmmaker, Curator, Alexis Marie Productions Inc.
Alexis Marie Chute is an award-winning artist, photographer, filmmaker, gallery curator, and bestselling author. Her books include The 8th Island Trilogy (Above the Star, Below the Moon, Inside the Sun) and memoir Expecting Sunshine: A Journey of Grief, Healing and Pregnancy After... Read More →


Thursday February 24, 2022 12:30pm - 1:45pm MST
Pre-Recorded

12:30pm MST

STREAMi(NG) DIY Science Stuff!
Join Michael Ng as he shares more amazing science demonstrations of DIY activities for in classrooms and remote learning. Additional resources are found here:https://albertateachersassociation-my.sharepoint.com/:f:/g/personal/catca_ata_ab_ca/EifUHz3l_lROsX5RCIiuREAB4K6_WnDa1qkVkqT8JONABQ?e=lGPIq8

Speakers
avatar for Michael Ng

Michael Ng

Science
Michael Ng Chemistry 20/30 and AP Chemistry | Accomplished concert pianist and artist since age 5. The world of science can be an enjoyable part of daily life. Dedicated and innovative in making "Science fun". Michael now appears monthly on Morning Global News TV Edmonton demonstrating... Read More →


Thursday February 24, 2022 12:30pm - 1:45pm MST
Pre-Recorded

12:30pm MST

A Protocol for Schools to address Suicidal Ideation amongst Students
In recent years the importance of child and adolescent mental health has been discussed in many forums, including within the education sector. Interest in mental health supports has also increased as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. As well, suicide has been identified as a leading cause of death for Canadian youth and building mental health capacity is a responsibility of all human services sectors to comprehensively address suicide prevention and intervention.

School staff play a vital role in the identification of mental health concerns, including the identification of risk for suicide and supporting youth to seek help when expressing suicidal thoughts or behaviour. Over the course of a career working within a school setting, it is not unusual for a school staff to experience an instance when they need to meet the immediate mental health needs of a student and/or maintain their safety. However, school staff often report feeling uncertain about how to best support a student in these circumstances.

A School-based Suicidal Ideation Response Protocol (SI Protocol) was launched in August 2019 by Alberta Health Services and is highlighted in the Alberta Government’s Pathways to hope: best practices in suicide prevention for Alberta schools (April 2020). It offers a standardized and structured approach for all roles within a school, whether school teachers/support staff, school mental health providers, or school administrators. The protocol contains a step-by-step process for responding to a distressed student, with activities that are appropriate to the person’s role and training. Implementation of the SI Protocol is supported by online training (freely available through the Alberta Health Services Mental Health Online Resources for Educators website; https://more.hmhc.ca).
The SI Protocol can be adopted by an individual school staff member, a school, or across an entire school authority. Between 2019 and 2021 a number of school authorities across Alberta have implemented the SI Protocol. They have provided positive feedback about its impact to date.

This presentation will provide an overview of the SI Protocol, describe the benefits experienced by early adopters, and highlight the evaluation findings to date. It will also outline the results of recent research related to completely suicide risk assessments virtually and what to pay particular attention to.

This presentation will benefit you if you:
- are interested in support child and adolescent mental health in education settings,
- are interested in improving your comfort or confidence in addressing suicidal ideation,
- want a better understanding of the roles and responsibilities within a school setting related to suicide intervention, and
- want to provide the most appropriate response for a student and their family.

Speakers
avatar for Chris Pawluk

Chris Pawluk

Psychologist, Hexagon Psychology
Chris is a Registered Psychologist in private practice in Airdrie, Alberta. Over the years, Chris has worked with universities across Canada to facilitate research projects and offer high-quality trainings for teachers, psychologists, speech pathologists, and occupational therapists... Read More →
avatar for Emily Matejko

Emily Matejko

Project Manager, HOPELab University of Calgary
Emily joined the HOPELab Research Team in August 2019 after graduating with an MA in counselling psychology from McGill University. Emily worked one-on-one with clients for 7 years helping them identify and overcome maladaptive relationship beliefs and patterns. Her research interests... Read More →


Thursday February 24, 2022 12:30pm - 1:45pm MST
Zoom 38

12:30pm MST

Explosions and Fire: Get your kids excited for Science!
If you teach middle school or high school (or even Elementary!) sciences and you want a way to jazz up your lesson, look no further! Jason Zackowski will go through a step by method to safety show off some explosive science demonstrations guaranteed to get your class engaged in science!
The session will explain, on a scale of difficulty, how hard it is to set up each demonstration as well as the safety factors to keep in mind. Each demo usually has a bigger and more insane version that Jason will show too!

Speakers
avatar for Jason Zackowski

Jason Zackowski

Zed Science
Jason Zackowski is a science/chemistry teacher with LTCHS and currently the curriculum leader for Science there. He has done “Extreme-Science” videos with a local radio station, delivers science shows (pre-COVID) and has been featured on The History Channel as a presenter on History... Read More →


Thursday February 24, 2022 12:30pm - 1:45pm MST
Zoom 41

12:30pm MST

Instructional Leadership to Optimize Student Learning and Staff Development
Research tells us that the role of the principal as instructional leader is an extremely important one in today’s schools. In this workshop, participants will look at ways to build staff capacity, cultivate a positive school culture and environment, foster strong relationships, and support evidence-informed teaching practices.

Speakers
avatar for Derek Hatch

Derek Hatch

Association Administrator Instructor, Edmonton Catholic School Division


Thursday February 24, 2022 12:30pm - 1:45pm MST
Zoom ATA PD Workshop

12:30pm MST

How to Make a Hero - Heroes Programs
According to a study from the Government of Canada, 70% of mental health problems have their onset during childhood or adolescence.

After spending decades working on the ground with youth who struggled with addictions and mental health, our team realized a common pattern across a collection of individual stories: a profound event occurring from the ages of 11-14 that set the youth’s life on a trajectory for using. It was clear that something had to be done before these kids started using that gave them the resilience to overcome the traumatic event that would have set them on the path to being an addict.

Impact Society is an Alberta-based charitable organization with the mission to help grow the confidence and resiliency of youth so they can build long-term values that contribute to a flourishing life. Founded in 1998, Impact Society is dedicated to helping community leaders, educators, and youth workers understand the process necessary to build up young people’s strengths. By working with, supporting, and celebrating educators, we can help youth undercover their unique gifts and abilities that will allow them to impact themselves and the world around them.

Our goal is to empower 1 million children across Canada to uncover their unique gifts and abilities.

The Heroes programs are curriculum-based resources for students, communities, and families that improve youth’s mental health and well-being. The Heroes programs are strength-based and science-backed to help young people grow in their capacity to relate to others, support each other, and build a flourishing community. Our programs do not merely teach the psychology behind mental illness and addictions, but rather equip youth with the values, confidence, and resilience to overcome life’s traumatic obstacles.

Each of the Heroes programs is designed for a unique member of the educational journey. The Heroes and Heroes 2 programs are designed for youth and educators from grades 6-10. Heroes at Home is a strength-based program for caregivers looking to extend the system of support beyond the classroom. While the Heroes are Warriors program is our Heroes program with Indigenous contextualization. It is a simple but effective twelve-session character education experience that helps participants see and build what’s already inside them—greatness.


Over 200,000 students, educators, and caregivers have participated to date and through extensive research to analyze the effectiveness of our programs, we can confidently say that the Heroes program empowers youth to seize opportunities and overcome challenges. Research shows that our evidence-based Heroes programs reduce negative actions and behaviours that can be considered harmful to the community and addresses prejudice and discrimination to create more respectful, equal, and positive communities. Our research shows:

The Heroes programs inspire youth to succeed. Studies on program participants show a 16% increase in school involvement, 19% increase in commitment to learning and a 32% increase in family communication. Following the program, 67% of students feel more optimistic about life and set personal life goals.

Circumstances, fears, and labels are addressed, broken down, and turned into strengths. This is shown by a 23% increase in self-esteem and a 35% increase in self-efficacy.
Confident youth perform better in school and life. Strengths central to the commitment to learning see significant increases. The importance of achievement increases by 27%, school engagement by 17% and school work by 14%.


We understand the role that educators play in helping us achieve our goal of serving 1 million of Canada’s youth. Our programs are a cost-effective investment for educators and caregivers interested in interrupting the patterns of addictions, and instead, giving youth the tools necessary to overcome adversity and create impact.

Speakers
avatar for Jordan Remple

Jordan Remple

Heroes Program Director, Impact Society
“Our vision is for every young person to have the tools and system of support they need to live a flourishing life.”Impact Society has been developing curriculum resources for students, educators, communities and families for over 25 years. Our signature program, Heroes, follows... Read More →


Thursday February 24, 2022 12:30pm - 1:45pm MST
Zoom 33

12:30pm MST

The Christ Event and the Religions of the World: A Catholic Perspective of World Religions and the Classroom
Our pluriform society is home to an increasing array of view points and traditions—many of which are informed and sustained by religious conviction. Grasping the fundamentals of world religions is, arguably, paramount for citizens of the 21st century. Yet how can students be equipped for such a task? The challenge also is particularly pressing for Catholic educators, whose faith tradition, especially since Vatican II, has sought to formulate a theology of World Religions. Moreover, the move to integrate World Religions further into the Religious Education Curriculum has created greater demand for such theological knowledge, language, and vision. This presentation seeks to provide the basic perspectives on how Catholicism views and engages other faith traditions in the 21st century--and proffers various models and analogies for how these views can be presented in the classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Gerard Mclarney

Dr. Gerard Mclarney

CS Lewis/The Psalms, Airpods and God
Dr. McLarney teaches at St. Isidore’s Learning Center in Sherwood Park, AB. and serves as a sessional instructor at St. Joseph's College, University of Alberta. His academic interests include Religious Education, World Religions, J.R.R. Tolkien, as well as Sacred Scripture.


Thursday February 24, 2022 12:30pm - 1:45pm MST
Zoom 32

12:30pm MST

Understanding Anti-Racism and Racism: An Introduction
Everyone has their own experiences and perspectives on racism and racial discrimination; we all have biases, and it is important to understand how these play out in our daily work and personal lives and how they may influence (albeit unconsciously) our interactions with others, especially students, co-workers and parents. This session will be a brief introduction to Alberta Civil Liberties Research Centre's "Understanding Anti-Racism and Racial Discriminations" workshop which is usually a minimum of 4 hours long and covers racism, the difference between racism and racial discrimination, the importance of discrimination and human rights law, terminology associated with racism and anti-racism, how unconscious biases and assumptions could affect your interactions with others, and some actions you can take.
We have presented this 4 hour workshop to many schools in Alberta and are currently working with the Anti-Racism Committee of a School District.

Speakers
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Pamela Dos Ramos

Alberta Civil Liberties Research Centre
Pamela Dos Ramos, M.A. Ph.D., a Human Rights Educator for the Alberta Civil Liberties Research Centre (ACLRC) does presentations at schools and creates resources for the Centre. She is a former Board Member of the Alberta Association for Multicultural Education. She also teaches Culture... Read More →


Thursday February 24, 2022 12:30pm - 1:45pm MST
Zoom 48

12:30pm MST

Canadian North: Ted Harrison Exciting Art Project
For those who love Canada’s North, Ted Harrison is a MUST. His use of vibrant colours and bold lines made him a favourite artist among Canadian students. With the help of mixed media, beautiful scenery will come to life. The level of difficulty can be adjusted according to the grade level taught. Participants will be provided with a PowerPoint presentation and a video link for their classroom. Open to art and general teachers of grades 4- 10. View the following document to determine what supplies you will need for this session: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1fEiDIFHRz2NFzWeN-ZkRDf3pyEne-iBr/edit?usp=sharing&ouid=113269242332146366465&rtpof=true&sd=true

Speakers
avatar for Bogdan Konikowski

Bogdan Konikowski

Turning Dots Into a Painting/ Fabulous Abstract Paintings
Bogdan Koral - Konikowski is an artist – educator from Edmonton, Alberta. He received his formal fine arts education in Poland. Since then, Bogdan has painted many exquisite paintings. Among his commissioned works are the life-size portraits of the late Honourable Lois E. Hole... Read More →


Thursday February 24, 2022 12:30pm - 1:45pm MST
Pre-Recorded

12:30pm MST

No Touch Games and Dances
Do COVID protocols have you scratching your head as to how to play music games? Even without COVID, some students may be hesitant to touch or join hands, and yet singing games and movement activities are a rich source of music for teaching many concepts and for reinforcing skills such as pitch and steady beat. In this session, Joyce will introduce fun and engaging games that students can do without any touching, plus you’ll learn strategies to help you adapt some of your old favorites.

Speakers
avatar for Joyce Holoboff

Joyce Holoboff

Music
Joyce Holoboff has taught elementary music and junior high band with Wolf Creek School Division for 29 years. She uses a hybrid approach combining elements of Kodaly, Orff, and world music in her elementary instruction, and she loves teaching beginning recorder. She directs choirs... Read More →


Thursday February 24, 2022 12:30pm - 1:45pm MST
Pre-Recorded

12:30pm MST

Permeating Laudato Si: Cultivating a Green Catholic School from the Inside Out
How do we help our students’ respond to God’s call to be stewards of creation while learning about complex Catholic social teachings? In this session, you will learn more about the importance of Laudato Si and how teaching students the Catholic Moral Decision Making Framework can guide them to action. See an example of how this was developed in a grade 4 classroom. Walk away with a planning template, ideas and resources to help you share this way of living with your students and staff.

Pope Francis’ first encyclical, Laudato Si, addresses all of humanity and calls us to address the deep rooted causes of the ecological crisis facing the Earth. Rooted in Scripture, he provides guidance on how to resolve these issues. As leaders in Catholic education, it is our responsibility to help our students learn about Church teachings and use these teachings to grow in their faith and be stewards of the Earth.

This session will be applicable to both classroom and school-wide social justice projects.

Speakers
avatar for Kathleen Nguyen

Kathleen Nguyen

Religious Education Consultant, Sacred Scripture and Storytelling/ Prayer
Kathleen is currently the Elementary Religious Education Consultant for the Edmonton Catholic School Division. She has over 20 years of experience working in Catholic Education; using her master’s in religious education and Catechesis of the Good Shepherd certification to support... Read More →
avatar for Nicole Lamoureux

Nicole Lamoureux

Teacher, Edmonton Catholic Schools
Nicole Lamoureux has over 17 years of experience teaching in both Div 1 and Div 2 Elementary classrooms. She has also served as a math and science consultant with Edmonton Catholic Schools (2018-2021). Nicole completed her M.Ed, in Curriculum Instruction & Leadership. She brings her... Read More →


Thursday February 24, 2022 12:30pm - 1:45pm MST
Pre-Recorded

12:30pm MST

ASEBP Benefit Overview Presentation
Whether you’re a new covered member or not, this session can help you learn about the wide range of benefits, programs and services we offer.
In this presentation you’ll discover how to get the most from your coverage, our different tools and platforms, the benefits of spending accounts and more

Speakers

Thursday February 24, 2022 12:30pm - 1:45pm MST
Zoom 42

12:30pm MST

Cultivating a Healthy Classroom Climate
The emotional climate of a classroom significantly impacts students’ academic achievement. If you struggle with classroom management, unmotivated students, or lessons that just don’t go well, the problem might have something to do with climate. This session examines five factors that affect classroom climate—teacher mindset, relationship building, academic safety, inclusiveness, and teacher language—and offers specific ways you can make improvements in each area.


Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Gonzalez

Jennifer Gonzalez

Keynote Speaker, Cult of Pedagogy
Jennifer Gonzalez is a National Board Certified Teacher with over 10 years of classroom experience. Most of this time was spent teaching middle school language arts, and the rest was at the college level, where she trained pre-service teachers for the classroom. In 2013, she created... Read More →


Thursday February 24, 2022 12:30pm - 1:45pm MST
Zoom Webinar 1000-6

12:30pm MST

Don’t Worry beHAPPY
Stress is disruptive to our lives and can negatively impact our emotional and physical wellbeing.
Grab a blanket, pillow, dim the lights and experience profound relaxation for your body and mind. All you have to do is lie there as Susan guides you through a deep meditation known as Yoga Nidra.
Yoga Nidra (Guided Meditation): an ancient technique, thousands of years old, that Susan studied with Yoga Masters in India having done her advanced training in this area.This session includes body sensing, pranayam (breathwork) and manomaya kosha – emotions (happiness/anger).
Our presenter does not wish to keep this recording till April 30th.

Speakers
avatar for Susan Agrios

Susan Agrios

Agrios Mindfitness
Agrios MINDFITNESS (Mindfulness + Fitness) was born in the connective tissues between health and wellbeing. Susan Agrios changes lives. Online and in person, she teaches fitness, mindfulness and yoga for people and businesses the world over. Before MINDFITNESS, Susan was a K-12 teacher... Read More →


Thursday February 24, 2022 12:30pm - 1:45pm MST
Pre-Recorded

12:30pm MST

Mindfulness for Health, Peace and Ease (even in your classroom!)
A fun session to make life easier… even in your classroom! Mindfulness is a proven way to reduce stress and improve health (physical, emotional and mental). In this fun, interactive session you’ll learn simple, effective mindfulness tools - such as meditative and breathing techniques - for yourself & your students to increase: Presence; Calm; Peace; Focus; Performance; and Co-operation. Thirty+ years of research show Mindfulness benefits to also include Stress Reduction, Reduced Depression, Improved Attitudes & Behaviours, Strengthened Relationships. Additional resources are found here: https://albertateachersassociation-my.sharepoint.com/:f:/g/personal/catca_ata_ab_ca/EvXuFgLGUVVOjjAmbQqA2NIB05FZJ10TnkMK6sFsiXzAxQ?e=ufgiFO

Speakers
avatar for Tina Thrussell

Tina Thrussell

Facilitator, Best U Can B Inc
Tina Thrussell has been facilitating impactful, interactive, pers