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									            March 10 Session Times: A - 9 a.m. - 10:15 a.m., B - 10:35 a.m. - 11:50 a.m., C - 12:10 p.m. - 1:25 p.m., D - 1:45 p.m. - 3 p.m.
            March 11 Session Times: E - 9 a.m. - 10:15 a.m., F - 10:35 a.m. - 11:50 a.m., G - 12:10 p.m. - 1:25 p.m., H - 1:45 p.m. - 3 p.m.
                   All sessions are held at CP (GP Composite High School), PWA (Peace Wapiti Academy) or HB (Harry Balfour)
           Session              Presenter's
 Date                 Room                        Name of Session                                                  Description                                            Subject(s)   Grade Level
            Letter               Name(s)
                                              Sure Footing in a Shaky In this presentation, Rick dresses as an old man from 2070 A.D. reflecting on the way it
                                                                          was way back in 2011 A.D. and what practices proved to be effective over time.
Thursday      A      PWA Gym   Rick Wormeli   World: Best Practices in    Throughout the presentation Rick will identify what he considers to be the best
                                                                                                                                                                          Keynote          All
                                               To-day's Classrooms                             practices in schools today. REPEATS IN B

                                              Sure Footing in a Shaky In this presentation, Rick dresses as an old man from 2070 A.D. reflecting on the way it
                                                                          was way back in 2011 A.D. and what practices proved to be effective over time.
Thursday      B      PWA Gym   Rick Wormeli   World: Best Practices in    Throughout the presentation Rick will identify what he considers to be the best
                                                                                                                                                                          Keynote          All
                                               To-day's Classrooms                             practices in schools today. REPEAT OF A

                                                                                    Too often teachers and principals limit themselves to their current operating
                                                                                metaphors, seeing only one thing at a time and in a narrow dichotomy. Join us for a
Thursday      C      PWA Gym   Rick Wormeli       Teaching in 4-D                 fascinating and practical address in which we explore four critical dimensions in       Keynote          All
                                                                              teaching and learning: Creativity, Expertise, Failure, and Collaboration. Not one of them
                                                                                           can stand alone, but integrated daily, watch out! REPEATS IN D

                                                                                    Too often teachers and principals limit themselves to their current operating
                                                                                metaphors, seeing only one thing at a time and in a narrow dichotomy. Join us for a
Thursday      D      PWA Gym   Rick Wormeli       Teaching in 4-D                 fascinating and practical address in which we explore four critical dimensions in       Keynote          All
                                                                              teaching and learning: Creativity, Expertise, Failure, and Collaboration. Not one of them
                                                                                           can stand alone, but integrated daily, watch out! REPEAT OF C

                                                                               In the 21st century, students not only have to know facts, but they have to be skilled
                                                   Distilling Information:    “information managers.” They must get the main idea and its supportive details along
                                               Strategies for teaching 21st   with the principle argument and the underlying evidence. One of the greatest gifts we
 Friday       E      PWA Gym   Rick Wormeli    century students to become      can teach students is how to distil salient information, no matter how it's presented.
                                                                                                                                                                          Keynote          All
                                              skilled Information Managers      Summarization is one of few strategies that ensures long term retention of student
                                                                                                  learning and students' autonomy. REPEATS IN F

                                                                               In the 21st century, students not only have to know facts, but they have to be skilled
                                                   Distilling Information:    “information managers.” They must get the main idea and its supportive details along
                                               Strategies for teaching 21st   with the principle argument and the underlying evidence. One of the greatest gifts we
 Friday       F      PWA Gym   Rick Wormeli    century students to become      can teach students is how to distil salient information, no matter how it's presented.
                                                                                                                                                                          Keynote          All
                                              skilled Information Managers      Summarization is one of few strategies that ensures long term retention of student
                                                                                                  learning and students' autonomy. REPEAT OF G

                                                                                 Woven through humourous real-life stories are observations about students and
                                              For Laughing Out Loud - teaching that make this presentation more than just entertaining. Prepare to gain a few
 Friday       G      PWA Gym   Rick Wormeli        This is a Great       new perspectives and practical ideas for accomplished teaching. This keynote will                Keynote          All
                                                    Profession!       entertain, create camaraderie as an education community, and help us see the humour
                                                                                                    in our daily professional lives. REPEATS IN H
           Session               Presenter's
 Date                  Room                           Name of Session                                               Description                                             Subject(s)   Grade Level
            Letter                Name(s)
                                                                                   Woven through humourous real-life stories are observations about students and
                                                  For Laughing Out Loud - teaching that make this presentation more than just entertaining. Prepare to gain a few
 Friday       H       PWA Gym    Rick Wormeli          This is a Great       new perspectives and practical ideas for accomplished teaching. This keynote will              Keynote          All
                                                        Profession!       entertain, create camaraderie as an education community, and help us see the humour
                                                                                                     in our daily professional lives. REPEAT OF G

          Register
                                                                                 Individual pension sessions to determine your own pension plan. Time to come and
Thursday online for                                  Individual Pension
                       CP 31    Wayne Yarmuck                                     check out what your options are before you think you are ready to retire. Register         General         All
& Friday specific                                        Interviews                                    online: https://onlineservices.atrf.com/
           times

                                                                                Two clusters in Senior High School CTS have been implemented since September 2009
                                                                                  (TMT and BIT) and the remaining three (HRH, MDC and NAT) have just started this
                                                                               school year. Come meet your CTS Council representatives for Northwestern Alberta and
Thursday     A         CP 20     Joe Lavalley       What’s New in CTS?            see some of the changes that are taking place in CTS. This invitation is extended to         CTS        Div 3 & 4
                                                                                 Junior High School teachers as we should have some information regarding the new
                                                                               Career and Technology Foundations (CTF) program that is to be rolled out in September
                                                                                                                        2011.

                                                                                 With the latest curriculum revisions numeracy has taken on a more prominent role
                                                                                within the 7-9 curriculum. But exactly what is this thing that we call numeracy? In this
                                                                                   workshop we will examine this notion of numeracy and how it is different than
Thursday     A         CP 202   Peter Liljedahl    Numeracy Tasks (7-9)            mathematics. Participants will engage in, and leave with, a number of grade 7-9
                                                                                                                                                                              Math          Div 3
                                                                                 numeracy tasks for use in meeting the curriculum's demand for attainment of this
                                                                                                       elusive, yet important, learning outcome.


                                                                                 This workshop asks the question, “How can teachers build resiliency in themselves in
                                                    Increasing Student             order to develop and maintain positive, supporting and caring relationships with
                                                                                    students from at-risk environments?” Participants will consider approaches for
                                                   Resiliency—Releasing
Thursday     A         CP 204    Dan Bateman                                      integrating a strength-based resiliency perspective into teaching practice, examine        General         All
                                                    Diamonds from the            personal perspectives/paradigms that foster positive relationships with students and
                                                           Rough                 provide ideas, resources and strategies consistent with research based practices that
                                                                                             increase the student’s ability to succeed in school and in life.


                                                                               Student engagement is crucial, especially for those who traditionally struggle in the ELA
                                                  Narrative and Counter-            classroom. This session will explore the use of narrative to increase student
Thursday     A         CP 33     James Chiba                                     engagement. Methods include challenging master narratives, exploring a variety of
                                                                                                                                                                               ELA          Div 4
                                                         narrative
                                                                                       forms, and establishing a framework for independent creative writing.

                                                                               Anaphylaxis management is a shared responsibility that includes allergic children, their
                                                                                  parents/guardians, caregivers, and the entire school community. This interactive
                                                  Anaphylaxis: What You         session will provide an overview of anaphylaxis and the role that teachers can play in
Thursday     A         CP 34    Laura Bantock                                  helping to protect allergic students as well as "hands on" training with epinephrine auto-
                                                                                                                                                                             General         All
                                                     Need to Know
                                                                                 injectors. Please email info@anaphylaxis.ca to pre-register, make sure you indicate
                                                                                                "2011 MPTC Anaphylaxis Session A" when registering.
           Session                 Presenter's
 Date                 Room                              Name of Session                                                 Description                                                 Subject(s)    Grade Level
            Letter                  Name(s)
                                                                                     Cette session permettra aux participants d’explorer certaines ressources pratiques
                                                       LearnAlberta.ca –         trouvées sur le site de LearnAlberta.ca, dont les « Défis d’analyse critique » qui facilitent
                                                                                                                                                                                     Études
Thursday     A         CP 82     Martine Moore        Ressources utiles en         l’intégration concrète de la pensée critique dans la salle de classe. Les participants se                        M à 3e
                                                                                       familiariseront également avec la fonction « Ma médiathèque » et comment y                    sociales
                                                        études sociales
                                                                                                  sauvegarder les ressources trouvées sur LearnAlberta.ca.

                                 Kevin Bain, Chris
                                                     Gentle Introduction To This is a gentle introduction to SMARTBoards and Notebook software. The basics of the                   General/
Thursday     A         CP 83      Ruhl & Justin                             board and how to use it with common programs will be covered and then a brief look at                                     All
                                                        SMARTBoards                           lessons created in Notebook software will be reviewed.                                 Tech
                                     Rushton
                                                      Narrative Tableau in            Participants will explore the concepts and techniques in creating tableaux and
                      HB 126
Thursday     A                    Laurel Nikolai      Music, Drama, and            transitions to classical music. In their simplicity, this sequence of frozen pictures will       Music/ PE         All
                     Small Gym                                                                                    form a powerful narrative.
                                                             Dance
                                                                                  Although the sport of Dodgeball can be a fun and exciting activity, for many children it
                                                                                      can be a very stressful game, especially when you take into account the various
                      HB 142
Thursday     A                    Scott Randall      Dodgeball Alternatives        developmental levels of children. One way to avoid this is to modify old games that                 PE             All
                     Lrg. Gym                                                        change the focus away from aiming at human targets to throwing at objects. The
                                                                                                following are some activities that I have tried with success.

                                                                                      Northern Alberta is rich with preserved ancient traditions that continue to be
                                                                                  celebrated today by First Nations communities. Tea Dances and handgames originate                   FNMI/
                                                                                       from northern First Nations and Inuit communities which bring families and
                                     Sherryl         Traditions of Alberta's                                                                                                          Social
Thursday     A        HB 183                                                         communities together. Participants will learn the drumming style that keeps the                                  All
                                  Sewepegaham                North                 handgame tempo and energy level at its highest while learning to play the friendly,             Studies/ PE/
                                                                                 competitive game. They will also participate in traditional Tea Dances that move to the              Music
                                                                                                                     Tea Dance Songs.

                                                                                     Cette session permettra aux participants d’explorer certaines ressources pratiques
                                                       LearnAlberta.ca –         trouvées sur le site de LearnAlberta.ca, dont les « Défis d’analyse critique » qui facilitent
                                                                                                                                                                                     Études
Thursday     A       PWA 107      Keith Millions      Ressources utiles en         l’intégration concrète de la pensée critique dans la salle de classe. Les participants se                         Div 4
                                                                                        familiariseront également avec la fonction « Ma médiathèque » et comment y                   sociales
                                                        études sociales
                                                                                                   sauvegarder les ressources trouvées sur LearnAlberta.ca.


                                                                                  Activity 1: Primary to secondary colours - Participants add primary colours to shaving
                                                                                 cream and mix to create secondary colours. You won’t believe how well this works and
                                                       Hands-on Science              there is no mess. Activity 2: For the Birds - Participants will construct an effective
                               Dan Merrills &
Thursday     A       PWA 116                         Activities “Try It First”   winter bird feeder. This activity can be a little messy but after all it’s for the birds. Latex     Science         Div 1
                             Alannah Muirhead                                     gloves and clean techniques provided. Activity 3: Watch out for sunlight - Participants
                                                              Div 1
                                                                                 will assemble a simple device for detecting ultraviolet radiation in sunlight and then test
                                                                                       their personal sunlight monitor. Bring your sunglasses and dress to go outside.

                     PWA 117                            Current Issues in          This session is a review of current issues in education in Alberta and their impact on
Thursday     A                   Carol Henderson                                                                teachers and their students.
                                                                                                                                                                                     General          All
                     (Library)                             Education
                                                                                  New appproaches to education, including removal of the Carnegie model. Highlights
                                 Shawn O'Shea &       Highschool Flexibility
Thursday     A       PWA 131                                                       will also include discussions on the High School Flexibility Project as well as other             General       Div 3 & 4
                                 Josie Nagtegaal      Project for Teachers                                   programs throughout the school.
            Session                   Presenter's
 Date                   Room                                 Name of Session                                                Description                                              Subject(s)   Grade Level
             Letter                    Name(s)
                                                                                        Kids at hope inspires, empowers and transforms families, youth serving organizations
                                                                                           and entire communities to create an environment where all children experience
                                   Beth Zazula & Dale Kids at Hope - A Cultural          success. NO EXCEPTIONS! Attend this session if you wish to see your youth at risk as
Thursday       A       PWA 135                                                         youth at hope! To be able to see HOPE as the activating variable to bring about change
                                                                                                                                                                                      General         All
                                      Tiedemann              Framework
                                                                                       in your school. Visit www.kidsathope.com for a comprehensive overview. Please email
                                                                                                      beth.zazula@gppssd.ab.ca to pre-register for this session.

                                                                                        Whether or not one teaches aboriginal students, it is becoming increasingly important
                                                                                          for all teachers to know about aboriginal history and culture to address curriculum
                                                           Addressing Aboriginal          outcomes. This session is designed to help all teachers increase their awareness of
Thursday       A       PWA 136       Patrick Loyer                                       these issues so that they can better teach aboriginal learning outcomes. Participants
                                                                                                                                                                                       FNMI           All
                                                            Learning Outcomes
                                                                                        will receive Education is Our Buffalo: A Teachers’ Resource for First Nations, Métis and
                                                                                                                       Inuit Education in Alberta

                                                    Mass, volume and
                               Jeff Goldie & John
Thursday       A       PWA 112                    density. 3000 years and                In this session you will use a simple take away lab kit to explore this eureka moment.       Science        Div 3
                                     Griffiths
                                                   they still don’t get it.

                                                                                        How can we make literature important and relevant to students and meet curriculuar
                                                         Beyond the Basics:    objectives? The session takes literature beyond the language arts novel study into other
                                   Jean Reston , Sue     Inspiring a love of   curricular areas. The roundtable members will present books that link to the curriculum
                                                                               as well as those to be read for the shear joy of it. Plenty of examples will be presented,
Thursday       A        CP 59       Farrell-Holler & literature while meeting      along with some ideas for their use in the classroom. Presenters will encourage
                                                                                                                                                                                      General        Div 3
                                     Maura Good       objectives (A Children's   discussions of additional curricular fits. Time will be allotted for browsing the books
                                                     Literature Round Table) presented. Participants can feel free to bring favorties and be prepared to talk about
                                                                                                                   own approaches using the books.

                                                           Multiple Intelligence         You will enjoy this session! Take home a plethora of strategies that meet the multiple
Thursday       A        CP 55          Ken Biffert          Writing Strategies          intelligences and are geared specifically for teaching literacy. Come and be inspired to        ELA        Div 2 & 3
                                                                 Galore!                                       teach writing and have the students enjoy it!

                                                                                              During this 7.5 hour course, participants will learn to recognize and provide
                                                                                        interventions for life-threatening emergencies until medical help arrives. Topics include
                                                          Emergency First Aid - 1-         emergency scene management, shock, choking, burns, medical conditions, severe
         A, B, C & D                                                                     bleeds, 1- rescuer CPR and AED. The course begins at 0830 sharp! Pre-registration is
Thursday               HB 178        Evelyn Malina        day course: 8:30 a.m. -        required. Max. 14 participants. Deadline for pre-registration is Feb. 24th. Cost is $90.
                                                                                                                                                                                      General         All
          - All Day
                                                                4:30 p.m.              for one day course payable at the door to Evelyn Malina. This is the pre-requisite to First
                                                                                                       Aid Certification course continued on Friday. Please email
                                                                                                     evelynmalina@pwsd76.ab.ca to pre-register for this session.

                                                                                       CTS teachers: Teach drafting that’s technologically relevant. Participants will receive all
                       HB 114 JH                                                       the materials they need (including free software) to teach a 25 hour CTS Design Module
           A, B, C & D                                                                  Design 1050: CAD Fundamentals. Math Teachers: If you have to teach an option, this
Thursday               Computer       Mike McKay              EGAD, IT’S CAD!             one’s for you. Students love this option and it increases their abilities in basic and
                                                                                                                                                                                     CTS/ Math     Div 3 & 4
             All Day
                          lab                                                            mental math. Kids who hate school have told me that they love this option! Please
                                                                                                  email mikemckay@pwsd76.ab.ca to pre-register for this session.
           Session              Presenter's
 Date                Room                            Name of Session                                               Description                                               Subject(s)   Grade Level
            Letter               Name(s)
                                                                               With the latest curriculum revisions numeracy has taken on a more prominent role
                                                                             within the 10-12 curriculum. But exactly what is this thing that we call numeracy? In this
                                                                                  workshop we will examine this notion of numeracy and how it is different than
Thursday     B       CP 202    Peter Liljedahl   Numeracy Tasks (10-12)         mathematics. Participants will engage in, and leave with, a number of grade 10-12
                                                                                                                                                                               Math          Div 4
                                                                                numeracy tasks for use in meeting the curriculum's demand for attainment of this
                                                                                                     elusive, yet important, learning outcome.

                                                                                 In this workshop, participants will explore the differences between assessment for
                                                                                  learning(formative) and assessment of learning (summative). The workshop will
                                                                                demonstrate how assessment for learning can become instruction and how student
                                                                                     involvement in the assessment process can contribute to improved student
                                                 Assessment Can Become
Thursday     B       CP 204    Dan Bateman                                     achievement. Participants will begin to develop a personal plan for integrating newly          General         All
                                                   Effective Instruction      acquired knowledge and skills into their current practice. This workshop was developed
                                                                              in partnership with the Alberta Assessment Consortium (AAC), the Edmonton Regional
                                                                               Learning Consortium and is suitable for teachers beginning to learn about assessment
                                                                                                                      for learning.


                                                                                 This session will examine recent court decisions in two areas: where schools must
                                                                             provide medical services to students and recent limitations placed on the application of
                                                                                    force on students. Other current issues examined will include the following:
                                                                             professional and civil liabilities associated with the new technologies; reducing liabilities
Thursday     B       CP 32    Marvin Hackman         Hot Legal Issues        in the classroom and on student field trips; student search and confinement and how to
                                                                                                                                                                              General         All
                                                                                address the increased number of wrongful allegations of sexual impropriety against
                                                                              teachers. While this session has focused on school administrative issues, the topics are
                                                                                                 pertinent to the experiences of classroom teachers.


                                                                             Anaphylaxis management is a shared responsibility that includes allergic children, their
                                                                                parents/guardians, caregivers, and the entire school community. This interactive
                                                 Anaphylaxis: What You        session will provide an overview of anaphylaxis and the role that teachers can play in
Thursday     B       CP 34     Laura Bantock                                 helping to protect allergic students as well as "hands on" training with epinephrine auto-
                                                                                                                                                                              General         All
                                                    Need to Know
                                                                              injectors. Please email info@anaphylaxis.ca to pre-register, make sure you indicate
                                                                                              "2011 MPTC Anaphylaxis Session B" when registering.

                                                                              Kim will share experiences of her search for answers to the question of how to increase
                                                 Closing the Achievement minority student achievement and how she has applied these answers to her school.                   General/
Thursday     B       CP 60    Kim Barker-Kay                             Learn more about the "equity framework" and how you might consider applying this in
                                                                                                                                                                                              All
                                                           Gap                                                                                                                Admin
                                                                                                   your school to increase student achievement.


                                                    SMARTBoards &               Engagement, critical thinking and collaboration are all goals of today’s humanities
                                                                                 classroom. See practical examples of how SMARTBoards and SMART Notebook                     General/
Thursday     B       CP 82    Vanessa Cassie        Notebook in the             software can help you meet these goals with your students. Learn how to build a
                                                                                                                                                                                             Div 3
                                                                                                                                                                              Tech
                                                  Humanities Classroom                    variety of activities that align with your curricular outcomes.
           Session                  Presenter's
 Date                 Room                                Name of Session                                                  Description                                                 Subject(s)    Grade Level
            Letter                   Name(s)
                                                                                     In her technical sessions, Brenda Dyck introduced the Mixbook scrapbooking page as a
                                                      Putting "Mixbook" into way to enhance Social Studies. Find out from a local teacher who now uses it regularly                    General/
Thursday     B         CP 83     Julie Gummesen                              how easy it really is and how much students like it. The possibilities, not just for Social,
                                                                                                                                                                                                         All
                                                              Practice                                                                                                                  Tech
                                                                                           are endless. There will be time provided to experiment with the program.

                                                           Improvised                   Inspired by works of art and music, participants will explore movement concepts
                      HB 126
Thursday     B                     Laurel Nikolai     Choreography from Art               through structured improvisation that leads to simple choreography based on                  Music/ PE         All
                     Small Gym                                                                             movement exploration and active listening.
                                                      and Music Masterpieces

                                                                                    This session is intended for anyone who teaches PE. You will be introduced to a variety
                                                                                     of low organized/high energy games that you can use Monday in class. These games
                      HB 142
Thursday     B                     Darren Flynn        Low Organized Games           are great to add variety to your warm-ups or can be done as stand -alone units. The                  PE          Div 3 & 4
                     Lrg. Gym                                                            games involve minimal equipment and allow a maximal number of students to
                                                                                                         experience success, teamwork, and cooperation.

                                                                                     Jigging is a great way to keep fit while having loads of fun. Whether it’s fancy footwork           FNMI/
                                                                                      in the feet or toe-tapping to the fiddle songs, participants will learn to dance basic to
                                     Sherryl                                                                                                                                             Social
Thursday     B        HB 183                           Jigging the Metis Way          challenging jigging steps of both the traditional and contemporary styles. Participants                            All
                                  Sewepegaham                                         will also be introduced to the history of the Red River Jig and the European influence.         Studies/ PE/
                                                                                             Wooden spoons will also add to the energetic flavor of the lively rhythms.                  Music

                                                                                        Cette session permettra aux participants d’explorer certaines ressources pratiques
                                                         LearnAlberta.ca –          trouvées sur le site de LearnAlberta.ca, dont les « Défis d’analyse critique » qui facilitent
                                                                                                                                                                                        Études
Thursday     B       PWA 107       Keith Millions       Ressources utiles en          l’intégration concrète de la pensée critique dans la salle de classe. Les participants se                         Div 3
                                                                                          familiariseront également avec la fonction « Ma médiathèque » et comment y                    sociales
                                                          études sociales
                                                                                                     sauvegarder les ressources trouvées sur LearnAlberta.ca.

                                                  When is a little too
                             Jeff Goldie & John much? Simple acid-base
                                                                       In this session you will work with some common indicators that can recognize acids and
Thursday     B       PWA 112                     indicators and some                 bases in our environment. Is dilution the solution to pollution?
                                                                                                                                                                                        Science         Div 3
                                   Griffiths
                                                    environmental
                                                      chemistry.
                                                                                    Activity 1: Water walkers - Participants will construct a model of a common insect that
                                                                                     walks on water. Lot’s of students may have seen Water Striders but now they get to
                                                         Hands-on Science              make one. And it works. Activity 2: Artesian diver - Participants will build a diving
                                   Dan Merrills &                                     medicine dropper and observe the relationship between buoyancy and air volume.
Thursday     B       PWA 116                           Activities “Try It First”    Activity 3: Leaf litter critters - Participants will construct a small animal collecting device
                                                                                                                                                                                        Science         Div 1
                                 Alannah Muirhead
                                                                Div 1                 and use it to recover small animals from leaf litter. Activity 4: Small animal homes -
                                                                                    Participants will build a simple habit and start a culture of small animals. This can later
                                                                                    be used to study insect metamorphosis. This is NOT creepy and it is part of curriculum.

                     PWA 117                              Current Issues in           This session is a review of current issues in education in Alberta and their impact on
Thursday     B                   Carol Henderson                                                                   teachers and their students.
                                                                                                                                                                                        General          All
                     (Library)                               Education
           Session                Presenter's
 Date                 Room                            Name of Session                                                  Description                                                Subject(s)   Grade Level
            Letter                 Name(s)
                                                                                 This session will include a classroom lesson using SMART response …everything from
                                                                                why you would use this assessment tool and how it effectively can be implemented into
                                                                                                                                                                                  General/
Thursday     B       PWA 133 Vikki Presakarchuk    SMART Response K-6               classroom use, to the process you need to follow in order to set up a successful                            Div 1 & 2
                                                                                question set. Please bring your own class list in excel format and an electronic version of        Tech
                                                                                                          a multiple choice test in word format.

                                                                                    As with any group of students, great variations in how individual FNMI students
                                                    Effective Assessment          demonstrate their learning exists. There are, however, some common cultural traits
                                                                                 that FNMI students often share. This workshop draws on current research to identify
Thursday     B       PWA 136     Patrick Loyer      Practices with FNMI         strategies to ensure that assessments for FNMI students truly represent their learning,
                                                                                                                                                                                    FNMI           All
                                                          Students              that it is fair and that it considers their cultural differences. Specific ideas for culturally
                                                                                                            sensitive assessment will be provided.

                     PWA 149                       Plating and Garnishing        I will give you the inside information on making your plates look as artfully delicious as
Thursday     B                   Gavin Young                                                                          your food tastes
                                                                                                                                                                                     CTS        Div 3 & 4
                     Food Lab                               Food
                                                                                Following the medival trivium of Grammar, Dialectic, and Rhetoric, this session will walk
                                                   Teaching our students you through the essentials of critically reading a piece of literature. Take the experience
Thursday     B        CP 55       Ken Biffert                              and learn how to translate this to a novel study and move the students from simple
                                                                                                                                                                                     ELA        Div 2 & 3
                                                     to read critically
                                                                                                                 readers to critical readers.
                                                      L'inclusion en                 Les participants auront l'occasion d'approfondir leur connaissance de ce qu'est
                                 Marie-Josée                                       l'inclusion et de se familiariser avec les ressources mises à leur disposition afin de           French       M à 3e
Thursday     B        CP-P3                       immersion: ressources et      planifier des scénarios d'enseignement. Ils repartiront avec des ressources et des idées
                                   Verret                                                                                                                                         Immersion      année
                                                         stratégies                                         concrètes pour leur salle de classe.


                                                                                    Many hands make light work: This is a working session in which teachers will be
                                                                                 supported in developing Performance Assessment Tasks and Criteria based on genres
                                                                                 within the Grades 7 to 12 English Language Arts Programs of Study. The workshop will
                                                                                   use Alberta Assessment Consortium structures and the Backwards Design planning
                                                                                  model. In Peace River School Division, teachers have begun a process of creating an
                                                 Developing ELA Common            Assessment plan for ELA which has resulted in organizing of the ELA curriculum into
Thursday    B&C      PWA 139    Janet Wallentiny Performance Tasks and           genres so that when each genre is taught, the curriculum will be fully presented. The               ELA        Div 3 & 4
                                                         Criteria                 PRSD teachers are now sharing each genre with you and our goal will be to develop
                                                                                     each genre's own performance task and criteria. Curricular genres & electronic
                                                                                      handouts will be provided. Participants will create, share, and receive all the
                                                                                    performance tasks and criteria sets created within the workshop. Please bring a
                                                                                  memory stick and be prepared to be a part of the process. All jurisdictions welcome.
                                                                                  Please email the presenter at wallentj@prsd.ab.ca to pre-register for this session.
           Session                   Presenter's
 Date                 Room                              Name of Session                                                Description                                                Subject(s)   Grade Level
            Letter                    Name(s)

                                                                               This collaborative session will provide teachers with samples from a Social Studies draft
                                                                               Instructional Support Resource (ISR). These samples will include thematic/project ideas
                                                                               for possible activities, resources, strategies, and assessment to engage Social Studies 10-
                                                                               4 and 20-4 students and struggling 10-2 and 20-2 students, whether in designated K & E
            B&C                                                                   classes, blended -2/-4 classrooms, or other learning environments. Teachers will be      Social
Thursday   Double      CP 61      AnneMarie Lyseng    K & E Social Studies      introduced to possible suggestions and examples for teaching strategies and activities, Studies/ K &              Div 4
           Session                                                               differentiation, and assessment during the first half of this session and then use these    E
                                                                                 sample materials and model as a basis to customize their approach for their students
                                                                                    during the second half of this session. Teachers will also have the opportunity to
                                                                                     become connected to a growing network of teachers to further share ideas and
                                                                                             effectively meet the needs of Social Studies -2 and -4 students.


            B&C
                                                      Better conducting –        Participants will be introduced to Hideo Saito’s ideas about conducting to learn new
Thursday   Double      CP 87       Wayne Toews                                           skills and refine old ones in a non-threatening and fun-filled session.
                                                                                                                                                                                    Music          All
                                                     better music education
           Session
            B&C                                                                Make practice and review more interesting for your students by creating games for your
                     CP Library                         Division 1 & 2                                                                                                             General/
Thursday   Double                  Donna Rideout                               SMART Board. We will upload all the created games to a web site for all participants to                            Div 1
                        Lab                           SmartBoard Games                                          access and share.                                                   Tech
           Session
                                                                                    Want to know how to better incorporate your SMARTBoard into your classroom
            B&C                                                                 instruction? This session will provide you with lots of curriculum links and content that
                                                         SMARTBoards:                                                                                                              General/
Thursday   Double    PWA 111 Memorese Walter                                      you can take back to your classroom and use immediately. LA, Math, Science, and                                 2, 3
                                                        Curriculum First!      Social activities including pulling it all together on a daily basis and a little extra with the     Tech
           Session
                                                                                                          document camera's amazing abilities!


            B&C                                        Speaking Verse: An       Poetry must be spoken to be fully experienced and appreciated. This session explores
                                                                                the proper way to speak verse and experience how poets use verse, line, rhythm, and
Thursday   Double    PWA 131        Brian Martell    Actor's Guide to Poetry     figures of speech not just literally, but also dramatically, to direct and manipulate a
                                                                                                                                                                                  Drama/ ELA    Div 3 & 4
           Session                                      in the Classroom           speaker; ensuring the experience the poet intends for speaker and listener alike.


                                                                                 The audience will travel through time and place, following a complex line of inquiry,
                                                                                   from southern England n the 1880's to Wales and then to central Alberta in 1927,
                                                                                  through to 2000. Research methodologies will be described -- personal interviews,
                                                      To Wonder and to              internet sites, archives, libraries, and individuals' memories that were tapped for
            B&C                                                                                                                                                                     Social
                                                      Wander: an inquiry            information. As results coalesce, the realities faced by an immigrant family -- the
Thursday   Double    PWA 151        Jean Crozier                                   Thurston's of Irma, Alberta -- come together in a colourful portrait, subsequently
                                                                                                                                                                                   Studies/     Div 2 & 3
                                                       journey through
           Session                                                              published in the prize-winning book “No Corner Boys Here.” The presentation will set                 ELA
                                                       personal history
                                                                                the stage for discussion and personal experience in identifying important information-
                                                                                collection activities, the personal experiences of an Alberta family, and possibilities for
                                                                                                  incorporating similar techniques in today's classrooms.
           Session               Presenter's
 Date                  Room                          Name of Session                                             Description                                             Subject(s)   Grade Level
            Letter                Name(s)
                                                                              Improve your picture taking skills. Learn about the components of your camera, and
            B&C                                                                how they work. Explore the principles of composition such as “The Rule of Thirds”
                                                                                                                                                                         General/
Thursday   Double     PWA 138     Jim White       Better Classroom Photos   framing, simplicity and balance, and how to avoid mergers. Delve into the mysteries of                        All
                                                                             S, A, M and P settings on your camera and take control of your photos. If your camera        Tech
           Session
                                                                                           spends most of its time set on auto, this session is for you.


                                                                             This full-day session is probably the most practical session you will ever attend! Spend
                                                                              the first hour looking at 30+ lessons that link art with your literacy program. Art is a
                                                                             natural media for supporting literacy. We will look at many great picture books, both
                                                                              classic and contemporary, and see art projects that are based on these titles. Come
                                                      Linking Art With      dressed for a mess, because after we look at the lesson plans, we will dive into “making
Thursday   B, C & D   HB 187     Andrea Daly        Literature: Episode       art.” Participants will create 8 – 10 art samples to bring back to their classrooms for    Art/ ELA      Div 1 & 2
                                                    Four, A New Hope!       Monday morning. We will play with a variety of media, ranging from watercolour to oil
                                                                               pastel to acrylics. The $20 fee will cover the cost of the 40 page handout, a CD that
                                                                              includes images of student samples for all projects, and all of the art supplies for the
                                                                             day. Pre-register early – this fills up fast! Please email andrea.daly@spschools.org to
                                                                                                           pre-register for this session.



                                                                              The new landscape of mathematics teaching and learning is vastly different from the
                                                                            way we have become accustomed to thinking about mathematics. There is now a focus
                                                                                on process over product, understanding and self authored procedures are given
                                                                               prevalence, and even what constitutes mathematical knowledge is changing. In the
                                                                               midst of all of this change one thing is becoming blatantly obvious – our traditional
                                                   Assessment for a New
Thursday      C       CP 202    Peter Liljedahl                             methods of assessing students are no longer adequate. We need to rethink and reorient          Math          Div 3
                                                    Mathematics (7-9)       our assessment practices to better align with the changing curriculum and our evolving
                                                                            teaching practices. In this workshop we will begin this reorientation. Teachers will leave
                                                                            with a greater insight into the need and use of progressive assessment, as well as some
                                                                             of the tools to begin to design and utilize alternate assessment practices in their own
                                                                                                                      teaching.



                                                                                This session will present information about the online Knowledge & Employability
                                                                               program offered through Alberta Distance Learning. More than presenting a useful
                                                                             resource, ADLC provides complete core courses designed specifically for K&E students.
                                                     Knowledge and            Presently, there are more than 120 schools with students enrolled at the high school
                                                                                                                                                                          Special
Thursday      C       CP 204    Slade Sekulich    Employability courses –      level, but this number will increase as the Grade 9 courses are phased in during the                     9 to 12
                                                                                2009-2010 school year. Topics will include an explanation of the Alberta Learning        Education
                                                     Ready, Set, Go!
                                                                            Certificate of Achievement, the Team Teaching model that is used for this program, the
                                                                            specific courses that are available, and the role of the team teachers who will work with
                                                                                               the students. Sample lessons will be viewed on screen.
           Session                 Presenter's
 Date                 Room                                Name of Session                                                Description                                              Subject(s)   Grade Level
            Letter                  Name(s)

                                                                                     This session will examine the liabilities the arise when students and staff use Internet
                                                                                       technologies in the classroom (whether physical or virtual). More specifically, the
                                                                                      session will attempt to answer such questions as these: Are schools criminally liable
                                                                                     when students use school computers to access pornography and hate literature or to
                                                                                                                                                                                  General/
Thursday     C        CP 32     Marvin Hackman                 e-Liability           engage in online gambling? Are teachers liable for materials that students post on the                        All
                                                                                    school’s website? Who owns materials that students and teachers develop and post on            Tech
                                                                                    websites? How do teachers and school systems protect themselves from liability arising
                                                                                      from the use of new technologies? What kind of policies on e-mail and Internet use
                                                                                                           should schools and school systems adopt?



                                                                                     Proposed changes to the Off-campus Education Guide for Administrators, Counsellors
                                                                                      and Teachers created some interesting conversations throughout the province. As a
                                                        The New Off-campus           result, focus groups and provincial consultations were formed to review the proposed
Thursday     C        CP 33      Mike Dumanski                                       changes and the amendments to the proposed changes were the foundation the new
                                                                                                                                                                                     CTS          Div 4
                                                        Education Handbook
                                                                                      Off-campus Education Handbook. This session will explore the history, changes and
                                                                                           ramifications the changes have on future off-campus learning experiences.

                                                                                    Have you had a SMART Board for a number of years in your classroom? Are you a daily
                                                        Tips & Tricks for the        user of your board? See what features you may have been missing as well as newly
                                                                                                                                                                                  General/
Thursday     C        CP 82      Vanessa Cassie        Advanced SMARTBoard           added tools. Walk away with a variety of tips and tricks that can make your lessons                           All
                                                                                    more efficient, add engagement and increase the amount of student interaction with             Tech
                                                                User
                                                                                                                    the SMART Board.

                                                                                     The context of education is changing. Has leadership for this context changed or need
                                                         Leadership For The                                                                                                       General/
Thursday     C        CP-P2       Jeff Rawlings                                       to change? This session will engage the participants on a conversation around these                          All
                                                           Digital Learner                    questions and explore the leadership needed for the digital learner.                 Tech

                                                                                    Students’ Favourite Games is a collection of my Grade 1 to 6 students’ all-time favourite
                      HB 142                                                         physical education games. Learn the games that your students will be begging you to
Thursday     C                    Scott Randall       Students favorite Games           play over and over again! Come out and play! These games are for elementary
                                                                                                                                                                                     PE         Div 1 & 2
                     Lrg. Gym
                                                                                                   students, however, many can be adapted for junior high.

                                                                                                    Balance, Agility, Strength, Endurance and Core Training
                                                                                       Participants will train their bodies for “basic” fitness through the B.A.S.E.C. BODY
Thursday     C       HB 161      Natalie Mayne                 B.A.S.E.C                 session. This program and the equipment used are sponsored by Fitter First
                                                                                                                                                                                     PE         Div 2 & 3
                                                                                                           International® - Balance and Fitness for Life.

                                                                                      The drum beat is a familiar sound to us all as we’ve heard rhythmic beats as early as
                                                                                       within our mother’s womb; the heart beat. Infants explore the sounds their voices
                                                                                       make and continue to use their voices to sing and communicate before learning to            FNMI/
                                    Sherryl                                           speak. Young children often learn drum songs more quickly than older students and            Social
Thursday     C       HB 183                                Little Drummers           adults, especially non-language chant songs. Learning to play a hand drum, rattle and
                                                                                                                                                                                                Div 1 & 2
                                 Sewepegaham                                                                                                                                      Studies/
                                                                                    bells along with a drum song will help to instill the importance of the traditional beat so
                                                                                                                                                                                   Music
                                                                                     voices can be free to explore and express. Discussion on basic hand drum protocol will
                                                                                                                       also be introduced.

                                Jeff Goldie & John
Thursday     C       PWA 112                       Light, lenses and optics. In this session you will explore imaging and focal length and build your own telescope.               Science        Div 3
                                      Griffiths
           Session                 Presenter's
 Date                 Room                                Name of Session                                                Description                                              Subject(s)   Grade Level
            Letter                  Name(s)
                                                          Hands-on Science           From solutions to pollution to simple house hold chemistry students in grades 4 and 5
                               Dan Merrills &                                        have the opportunity to investigate the nature of science in their world. In this session
Thursday     C       PWA 116                            Activities “Try It First”    you will explore a number of hands-on activities easily transferred to your grade 4 or 5
                                                                                                                                                                                   Science        Div 2
                             Alannah Muirhead
                                                                 Div 2                                                     classroom.

                                                                                      The session will discuss foundational changes at Peace Wapiti Academy as a result of
                                                        Highschool Flexibility       the High School Flexibility Project and the removal of the Carnegie Model. Discussions
                                Shawn O'Shea &
Thursday     C       PWA 133                                 Project for              will focus on how to implement successful programming changes, engagement of all             Admin        Div 3 & 4
                                 Wanda Gerard                                          stakeholders, methods to implement successful change, challenges to change and
                                                           Administration
                                                                                                     current strategies for engaging 21st century learners.

                                                                                       The Distributed Learning Branch of Alberta Education prepares distributed learning
                                              Distributed Learning—                    courses for students and teachers. You will learn about the many different types of
                                                                                         materials and some of the varied ways they can be used. Distributed learning is
                             Grant Arnold and What Are We and Why
Thursday     C       PWA 135                                                        learning that can occur any time, any place, and at any pace. This interactive session will    General      Div 3 & 4
                              Suzanne Babiuk You Should Get to Know                 provide you the opportunity to see how you can incorporate distributed learning in your
                                                        Us?                           teaching. It will also allow you the opportunity to explore Learn EveryWare resources
                                                                                                      that support your teaching in any learning environment.

                                                                                    The phrase "21st Century Learning" has often been overused and simplistically focused
                                                                                    solely on digital technologies. Many of the "experts" have missed some basic concepts
                                                      Teaching and Learning in         that will not change as time elapses or as new technologies emerge. This session           General/
Thursday     C       PWA 137       Phil McRae                                       explores the range of 21st Century skills in the context of what knowledge will be of the
                                                                                                                                                                                                   All
                                                          the 21st Century                                                                                                         Tech
                                                                                    most worth over the next 90 years. You will never think the same about the mantra of
                                                                                                          21st Century Learning after this conversation.

                     PWA 149                          Cutting Food to Enhance
Thursday     C                    Gavin Young                                                               Interesting Vegetables, Fruits and Meats                                 CTS        Div 3 & 4
                     Food Lab                             its Presentation

                                                                                     How can we make literature important and relevant to students and meet curriculuar
                                                      Beyond the Basics:    objectives? The session takes literature beyond the language arts novel study into other
                                Jean Reston , Sue     Inspiring a love of   curricular areas. The roundtable members will present books that link to the curriculum
                                                                            as well as those to be read for the shear joy of it. Plenty of examples will be presented,
Thursday     C        CP 59      Farrell-Holler & literature while meeting      along with some ideas for their use in the classroom. Presenters will encourage
                                                                                                                                                                                   General        Div 2
                                  Maura Good       objectives (A Children's   discussions of additional curricular fits. Time will be allotted for browsing the books
                                                  Literature Round Table) presented. Participants can feel free to bring favorties and be prepared to talk about
                                                                                                                own approaches using the books.


                                                                                      Wondering what the changes are in the new pathway for Pre-Calculus 11? Join Ron
                                                                                    Kennedy as he discusses the curriculum changes for grade 11. In addition, Ron will show
                                                      The New Pre-Calculus 11       how the instructional design of McGraw-Hill Ryerson’s Pre-Calculus 11 addresses these
Thursday     C        CP 205      Ron Kennedy                                       changes and how it provides educators with the tools to create a learning environment
                                                                                                                                                                                    Math          Div 4
                                                            and You!
                                                                                        where students are actively involved. Walk away with a detailed analysis of the
                                                                                    curriculum changes plus strategies and activities for implementing the new curriculum!
           Session                  Presenter's
 Date                 Room                              Name of Session                                               Description                                             Subject(s)   Grade Level
            Letter                   Name(s)

            C&D                  Jackie Ratkovic w/   Math is Life: Making
Thursday   Double     CP 201     Alicia Burgess and connections in the math        This session will involve classroom teachers sharing their experiences and activities.       Math            7
           Session               Amber Martineau         7 curriculum

                                                                                   Encaustic is a method of painting which uses a medium of oil pigment, beeswax and
            C&D                                                                   damar varnish. This technique can be used in pure form or in combination with collage
                                                     Introductory Encaustic
Thursday   Double      CP 22       Laurel Rhone                                   and mixed media. It is most suitable to senior high level due to safety concerns. There        Art         Div 3 & 4
                                                            Painting                       is a $10.00 materials fee and you must pre-register with Laurel at
           Session
                                                                                                               laurel.rohne@gppsd.ab.ca.

                                                                                   Putting child play back into Kindergarten from a teacher that never totally left it out.
            C&D                                                                   Scheduling, setting up themes and centers, while meeting the needs of the curriculum
                                                      Creating a Children’s        and society. Using the new assessment strategies to teach poems and songs. We will
Thursday   Double      CP 34        Donna Ross                                    share ideas and learn together. Learn how to integrate math, LA, ESL, Social, Science,
                                                                                                                                                                               General          K
                                                             Garden
           Session                                                                PE, art and music. Topped off with the best little reward system, easy to administrate
                                                                                    and teaches the child the value of money. PS: not as expensive as you might think.

            C&D                                                                   How does a communicative FSL classroom make effective use of a SMARTBoard? This
                                     Roxanne           Supporting FSL the
Thursday   Double      CP 81                                                      interactive session will present examples of premade Notebook activities based on the          FSL       Grades 4 to 6
                                    Wienbenga          SMART Board Way!             FSL Program of Studies as well as share ideas on how to integrate the SMARTBoard.
           Session
            C&D                                                                    With the plethora of ways to address your professional needs using the internet, it is
                                                        Building a PLN for
Thursday   Double      CP 83      Shelley Friesen                                 time to make the web work for you! Participants will be guided through building their        General          All
                                                         Embedded PD                PLN, further developing what they already have developed and see a PLN in action.
           Session
            C&D                                         L'inclusion en            Les participants auront l'occasion d'approfondir leur connaissance de ce qu'est
                                   Marie-Josée                                  l'inclusion et de se familiariser avec les ressources mises à leur disposition afin de   French               4e à 6e
Thursday   Double      CP-P3                        immersion: ressources et planifier des scénarios d'enseignement. Ils repartiront avec des ressources et des idées
                                     Verret                                                                                                                            Immersion              année
           Session                                         stratégies                                    concrètes pour leur salle de classe.

                                                                                     Un élève qui possède le sens du nombre peut raisonner avec fluidité et souplesse
                                                                                 lorsqu'il opère sur les nombres. Il établit des liens et peut démontrer sa compréhension
            C&D                                                                    de plusieurs manières. Le développement du sens du nombre ne s'enseigne pas, les
                                                                                                                                                                              Mathémati
Thursday   Double      CP-P4     Hélène Gendron        Le sens du nombre          élèves se l'approprient, en vivant des expériences, en construisant leur compréhension                      M à 3e
                                                                                   des nombres et des opérations et en créant des liens avec leur vécu. Quand on parle          ques
           Session
                                                                                   de sens du nombre, on réfère souvent à une intuition. À l'aide d'activités, nous vous
                                                                                     proposons d'expérimenter quelques unes diverses facettes du sens du nombre.


            C&D                                                                       Participants will explore movement concepts, improvisational techniques and
                      HB 126                          Creating a Narrative
Thursday   Double                  Laurel Nikolai                                 choreographic devices. These tools will then be applied to the picture book and music       Music/ PE         All
                     Small Gym                               Dance                   of the Yellow Umbrella to create a narrative-based dance inspired by the book
           Session
           Session              Presenter's
 Date                 Room                           Name of Session                                                Description                                             Subject(s)   Grade Level
            Letter               Name(s)

                                                                                Come to this hands on session on blogging basics. What is a blog? How to subscribe to
                                                                                blogs and which ones should you be reading? Then we will get blogging. A number of
                                                                                different blogging platforms will be demostrated and you can pick the right one for you
            C&D                                                                 and your students. Blogging as a reflective practice, for both students and teachers, is
                                                                               incredibly powerful. Giving students and teachers and authentic audience to write for is     General/
Thursday   Double    PWA 107    Jen Clevette        All about Blogging…         key. There will be lots examples of k-12 and teacher blogs. Check out my professional
                                                                                                                                                                                             All
                                                                                                                                                                             Tech
           Session                                                                        blog http://pwsdeducationaltechnology.blogspot.com/ picture blog
                                                                                   http://jenclevette.posterous.com/ cooking blog http://jenclevette.blogspot.com/
                                                                                       masters blog http://blogs.ubc.ca/jenclevette/ and group technology blog
                                                                                                           http://pwsdcofp.posterous.com/



                                                                                 McCain and Jukes proposed in 2001that it is no longer whether technology is being
                                                                               used in education, rather it is a question of how effectively technology is being used to
                                                                               further thinking and prepare students for the world they are growing up in. Ten years
                                                                                 later we are still grappling with this question. More specifically, Administrators are
            C&D                                                                asking how they can support their teachers. Part of the answer is to foster a teaching
                                                        TPACK for               and learning environment where teachers feel supported in taking risks and opening
Thursday   Double    PWA 119    Treva Emter                                        themselves, and their teaching pedagogies, to the concept of change. We will be
                                                                                                                                                                             Admin           All
                                                      Administrators
           Session                                                             exploring how the Technology, Pedagogy and Content Knowledge (TPACK) framework
                                                                                relates to the successful integration of ICT into teaching practice. Awareness of the
                                                                                      intersection between the 3 components of the TPACK framework will help
                                                                                Administrators, in their leadership role, to support their teachers and enhance their
                                                                                        students’ learning environments. BRING A LAPTOP IF YOU CAN PLEASE!



                                                                                The new landscape of mathematics teaching and learning is vastly different from the
                                                                              way we have become accustomed to thinking about mathematics. There is now a focus
                                                                                  on process over product, understanding and self authored procedures are given
                                                                                 prevalence, and even what constitutes mathematical knowledge is changing. In the
                                                                                 midst of all of this change one thing is becoming blatantly obvious – our traditional
                                                  Assessment for a New
Thursday     D       CP 202    Peter Liljedahl                                methods of assessing students are no longer adequate. We need to rethink and reorient           Math          Div 4
                                                  Mathematics (10-12)         our assessment practices to better align with the changing curriculum and our evolving
                                                                              teaching practices. In this workshop we will begin this reorientation. Teachers will leave
                                                                              with a greater insight into the need and use of progressive assessment, as well as some
                                                                               of the tools to begin to design and utilize alternate assessment practices in their own
                                                                                                                        teaching.

                                                                               This session will explore the benefits of looking at your pension several years before you
Thursday     D        CP 32    Wayne Yarmuck      Your Pension Matters          plan on retiring. For specific information be sure to sign up for the individual pension     General         All
                                                                                                                       interviews.
                                                 Pathways to Possibilities: The revised CTS program has been organized into five clusters and was implemented in
Thursday     D        CP 33    Mike Dumanski         The Revised CTS          September 2009 and September 2010. This session will provide an overview of the                  CTS        Div 3 & 4
                                                        Program                 revised CTS program and offer opportunity to share implementation strategies.
           Session                Presenter's
 Date                 Room                              Name of Session                                                Description                                               Subject(s)   Grade Level
            Letter                 Name(s)
                                                                                  Speak Out – the Alberta Student Engagement Initiative launched in 2008. The Speak
                                                     If you ran your school,      Out team has travelled around the province to speak to thousands of students about
Thursday     D        CP 59     Kelley Bessette                                  their education. Find out what students have been saying and learn how your students
                                                                                                                                                                                  General       9 to 12
                                                      what would you do?
                                                                                                              can Speak Out themselves!

                                                                                     Cette session permettra aux participants d’explorer certaines ressources pratiques
                                                       LearnAlberta.ca –         trouvées sur le site de LearnAlberta.ca, dont les « Défis d’analyse critique » qui facilitent
                                                                                                                                                                                  Études
Thursday     D        CP 82     Martine Moore         Ressources utiles en         l’intégration concrète de la pensée critique dans la salle de classe. Les participants se                     Div 2
                                                                                       familiariseront également avec la fonction « Ma médiathèque » et comment y                 sociales
                                                        études sociales
                                                                                                  sauvegarder les ressources trouvées sur LearnAlberta.ca.

                                                                                 The music of Aboriginal peoples in North America has evolved as quickly as society has
                                                                                    evolved. Where once the traditional drum or rattle/shaker was played is often now             FNMI/
                                                                                   replaced by an electric guitar, beat samples with a rap artist, or vocal harmonies in a
                                   Sherryl           From the Drum to the                                                                                                         Social
Thursday     D       HB 183                                                          folk duo. Contemporary Aboriginal artists are sweeping the nation and becoming                            Div 3 & 4
                                Sewepegaham             Electric Guitar           recognized in the music industry as respected, award-winning musicians. Participants           Studies/
                                                                                 will hear and discuss Aboriginal artists of today and how the past is still being preserved      Music
                                                                                                  narrowing the generation gap between young and old.

                                                                                  The ActiveAte resource kit offers a unique approach to lifestyle change combining the
                                                                                 three components essential to the development of a healthier lifestyle in one complete
Thursday     D        HB161     Natalie Mayne               ActiveAte               program; nutrition education, behavioural change and physical activity. The tools               PE          3 to 7
                                                                                  provided in the kit include eight lesson plans, energizers, fitness challenges and games
                                                                                                         as well as an electronic participant manual.

                                                                            In this session you will create and explore a series of reactions between common
                               Jeff Goldie & John   Physical or chemical
Thursday     D       PWA 112                                              substances. How can something be hot and cold at the same time? Where did that gas                      Science        Div 3
                                     Griffiths    reaction? Are you sure?                              come from? Is it going to blow?

                                                       Hands-on Science              Hands-on science activities for grades 5 and 6 From detecting acids and bases to
                               Dan Merrills &                                    building a better airplane students in grades 5 and 6 have the opportunity to investigate
Thursday     D       PWA 116                         Activities “Try It First”   the nature of science in their world. In this session you will explore a number of hands-
                                                                                                                                                                                  Science        Div 2
                             Alannah Muirhead
                                                              Div 2                           on activities easily transferred to your grade 5 or 6 classroom.

                                                                                   Participants will have an opportunity to gain a better understanding of wraparound,
                               Mary Michailidees Alberta’s Approach to           including the sharing of current promising practices in Alberta schools. Participants will
                                                                                  also be involved in an interactive process utilizing a facilitated conversation based on       General/
Thursday     D       PWA 131      & Christina    Collaborative Practices:          vignettes which have been developed to support schools and their partners using a
                                                                                                                                                                                                  All
                                                                                                                                                                                  Tech
                                 Farquharson          Wraparound                 wraparound approach to improve student success. Access to tools and resources will be
                                                                                                                         provided.

                                                                                  This session will include a classroom lesson using SMART response …everything from
                                                                                 why you would use this assessment tool and how it effectively can be implemented into
                                                                                                                                                                                 General/
Thursday     D       PWA 133 Vikki Presakarchuk SMART Response 7-12                  classroom use, to the process you need to follow in order to set up a successful                          Div 3 & 4
                                                                                 question set. Please bring your own class list in excel format and an electronic version of      Tech
                                                                                                           a multiple choice test in word format.
           Session              Presenter's
 Date                 Room                           Name of Session                                                 Description                                             Subject(s)   Grade Level
            Letter               Name(s)

                                                  Turn on, Tune in, Drop Education systems around the world are in the midst of a period of change unlike any
                                                                          other time over the last 100 years, and technology is being positioned as a major force
                                                   out: Forecasting the                                                                                                      General/
Thursday     D       PWA 137    Phil McRae                                 in this transformation. Phil will highlight three horizons of technological change over                            All
                                                    Future Over Three    the next decade, and open up a discussion around how emerging technologies will likely               Tech
                                                   Horizons of Change                    reshape our classrooms, students, communities and society.

                                                 Setting Student Teachers
                                                                             Do you feel uncomfortable or unsure about providing feedback for your student
                                                      Up for Success:
                                                                            teacher? Do you struggle with assessing their growth over their field experience?
Thursday     D       PWA 139    Holly Huber         Evaluating student    Through problem based scenarios you will develop the approaches and skills you need                 General         All
                                                    teachers using the     to effectively provide formative and summative evaluation of your student teacher’s
                                                   collaberative schools                                       performance.
                                                          method
                                                                                 The audience will travel through time and place, following a complex line of inquiry,
                                                                                   from southern England n the 1880's to Wales and then to central Alberta in 1927,
                                                    To Wonder and To              through to 2000. Research methodologies will be described -- personal interviews,
                                                                                    internet sites, archives, libraries, and individuals' memories that were tapped for       Social
                                                    Wander: an inquiry
Thursday     D       PWA 151    Jean Crozier                                        information. As results coalesce, the realities faced by an immigrant family -- the      Studies/        Div 4
                                                     journey through                thurston's of Irma, Alberta -- come together in a colourful portrait, subsequently         ELA
                                                     personal history                 published in the prize-winning book “No Corner Boys Here.” This session will
                                                                                emphasize both the historical aspects of this story, the inter-familial relationships that
                                                                                 developed, and the impact of the historical events upon the lives of the individuals.

                                                   Successful AFA Grant          Learn about all the details involved in writing successful arts touring grants. Who is
Thursday     D        CP 74    Ian Porteous                                                 eligible? What is the process? Review a sample application.
                                                                                                                                                                              General         All
                                                         Writing
                                                                                You will take home Monday ready activities all geared towards developing the voice in
                                                    Can you hear your             your students writing. Learn how simple adjustments will increase your student
Thursday     D        CP 55     Ken Biffert                                    achievement in writing and be inspired yourself to write! Come prepared to participate
                                                                                                                                                                                ELA        Div 2 & 3
                                                     student's voice?
                                                                                     in writing exercises that will give you exemplars to use with your students.

                                                                                 With the latest curriculum revisions numeracy has taken on a more prominent role
                                                                                within the K-3 curriculum. But exactly what is this thing that we call numeracy? In this
                                                                                   workshop we will examine this notion of numeracy and how it is different than
 Friday      E       CP 202    Peter Liljedahl    Numeracy Tasks (K-3)             mathematics. Participants will engage in, and leave with, a number of grade K-3
                                                                                                                                                                               Math          Div 1
                                                                                 numeracy tasks for use in meeting the curriculum's demand for attainment of this
                                                                                                       elusive, yet important, learning outcome.

                                                                                Research indicates that schools that implement a comprehensive violence-prevention
                                                                               program involving staff, students and the community can reduce bullying behaviour by
                                                                                   more than 50 per cent. The goal of this workshop is to give participants a deeper
                                                  Dealing with Bullying &
 Friday      E        CP 34    Susan Yackulic                                        understanding of bullying behaviour, including its causes and consequences.              General         All
                                                       Cyberbullying               Participants will learn strategies for responding to bullying, be shown how to use
                                                                               instruments that determine the extent to which bullying is occurring and be introduced
                                                                                                   to teaching practices that help to prevent bullying.
         Session                Presenter's
Date                Room                             Name of Session                                             Description                                              Subject(s)   Grade Level
          Letter                 Name(s)
                                                                                WAIT (Why Am I Tempted?) training is a positive, fun, interactive curriculum for
                                 Sharleen          Caring for the Life of
Friday     E        CP 53                                                     character and relationship development. This session offers helpful suggestions for          Health       Div 3 & 4
                                Thornberry          Your Relationships             guiding teens through the tumultuous years of school and relationships.

                                                   Setting the Direction      Discussion on inclusion and sharing best practices of the work within the ministry of        Special
Friday     E        CP 57    Dianne McConnell                                                 education and from the field on inclusive practices.
                                                                                                                                                                                           All
                                                          Update                                                                                                          Education
                             Dan Merrills, Jeff
                                                                             In this session you will use biology, physics and chemistry to solve a DNA puzzle. Bring
Friday     E       PWA 112    Goldie & John         Light up your DNA.        sunglasses and dress warm. You may be going outside. PS: You get to keep the DNA.
                                                                                                                                                                           Science        Div 4
                                 Griffiths
                                                                            Teachers in Catholic schools, whether they are teaching Religious Studies or not, will at
                                                                             some point encounter the questions such as: Who is saved? What is the afterlife like?
                                                     Heaven Hell and        We must be prepared to answer these questions based on the teachings of the Catholic
Friday     E       PWA 136      Carl Fakeley                                  Church as opposed to simply what we think is right. This session will go through the
                                                                                                                                                                           Religion        All
                                                       Purgatory
                                                                               teachings of the Church on the topic of Heaven Hell and Purgatory giving practical
                                                                                   advice on how to help students come to a better understanding of them.


                                                                             Participants will discuss why data must be timely, valid and reliable and why it should
                                                   Data Based Decision       be gleaned from multiple sources. Using scenarios, participants will work in teams to        General/
Friday     E       PWA 138    Wayne Harlton                                  examine the role of data in making decisions about a wide range of teaching, learning
                                                                                                                                                                                           All
                                                         Making                                                                                                            Tech
                                                                            and school improvement situations. The workshop can be tailored to meet local needs.

                                                                                 Today’s educators are stretched like never before… juggling multiple roles and
                                                                              responsibilities in an increasingly fast-paced environment. In this inspiring and light-
                                                                               hearted session, Joni encourages educators to reflect on what drew them into the
Friday     E       PWA 139      Joni Turville        Reclaim Your Joy       teaching profession and create simple ways to find joy every day. This session will leave
                                                                                                                                                                           General         All
                                                                             you feeling hopeful and positive about being a member of one of the most important
                                                                                                                     professions.

                                                                             Join us and learn more about the free hands-on health and biomedical workshops for
                                                   Hands-On Biomedical
Friday     E       PWA 140 Dr. Virginie Martin                              students and teachers offered by Alberta Innovates – Health Solutions. Workshops are           Science        Div 3
                                                    Science Workshops           interactive and can be customized to suit the curriculum at various grade levels.

                                                                            This session will explore the benefits of theatre games in the classroom. Various games
Friday     E       PWA 151 Adrian Tanasichuk          Theatre Games             will be presented as examples. Theatre sports as a class competition will also be          Drama        Div 3 & 4
                                                                                                  explored. Audience participation is expected.

                                                                            Teachers in our large rural division have created two Moodle sites that have made a big
                                                                            impact on math teaching and learning. The first site is a teacher collaboration site and is
                                                                               a communication and sharing location for a math PLC. It works to improve teacher
                                                     "Clicks & Mortar”      practice and ultimately, student learning. The second site is for the students both in our
                                                                              on-line school and in a technology mediated classroom environment. Students have
Friday     E       PWA 107       Joan Coy         Schools – Math Problem      access to high quality on-line math courses on their Moodle site (24/7) in addition to
                                                                                                                                                                            Math        Div 3 & 4
                                                   Solving meets Moodle     classroom instruction. Evidence of student engagement and promising strategies will be
                                                                             shared in the context of Math 10C & Math 10-3. Plans for the new 20 level courses will
                                                                             also be examined. Come, explore the sites, share ideas and see how the classroom has
                                                                                                                    changed!
         Session               Presenter's
Date               Room                            Name of Session                                                Description                                            Subject(s)   Grade Level
          Letter                Name(s)
                                                                              Êtes-vous un franco professionnel? Francophile, francophone? Faites-vous partie de la
                                                    Stratégies pour                  francophonie? L'enseignant centré sur son rôle de porteur de culture. Rendez
                                                                               l'apprentissage du français plus pertinent dans la vie de nos élèves. Venez discuter et    Français/
                                                 incorporer la culture
Friday     E       CP 73    Philippe Ledorze                                  découvrir des stratégies pour rendre le français et sa culture plus présents dans notre      French       5 to 8
                                                 française dans votre         enseignement. Découvrez des sites, des émissions, des textes, des jeux pour mousser        Immersion
                                                    enseignement                 l'intérêt de l'apprentissage du français et en même temps les compétences de nos
                                                                                                                      apprenants.

                                                Discover Xpresslab : an
                                               Internet-based software With Xpresslab, you will be able to create all kinds of exercises, activities and even oral
                                                                          evaluations for your students. This motivating technology encourages students to
                                                 application that will       communicate orally with you and with their peers in a safe and comfortable
Friday     E       CP 78      Edith Bovey            reinforce your     atmosphere. With Xpresslab, you will be able to differentiate your lessons according to
                                                                                                                                                                            FSL           All
                                               curriculum and develop      the individual needs of the learners in your class. Come discover how much fun
                                                  your students’ oral                                     technology can be!
                                                    language skills.
                                                                              Using a storyboard "book" project, Kathy encourages young children to tell/draw/write
Friday     E       CP 56      Kathy Jessop          Tell Me A Story           their stories in a fun and creative way. During this workshop Kathy shares some of her        ELA          Div 1
                                                                                     valuable tips and strategies for improving students' creative writing skills.

                                                Making Mathematics
          E&F
                            Jackie Ratkovic w/    Meaningful for
Friday   Double    CP 201                                                      This session will involve classroom teachers sharing their experiences and activities.      Math           8
                                Jill Burgess   Adolescent Students in
         Session
                                                      Math 8
                                                                               Encaustic is a method of painting which uses a medium of oil pigment, beeswax and
          E&F                                                                 damar varnish. This technique can be used in pure form or in combination with collage
                                               Introductory Encaustic
Friday   Double    CP 22      Laurel Rhone                                    and mixed media. It is most suitable to senior high level due to safety concerns. There       Art        Div 3 & 4
                                                      Painting.                          is a $10.00 materials fee and you must pre-register with Laurel at
         Session
                                                                                                             laurel.rohne@gppsd.ab.ca.
                                                                               Whether you have never moodled before or you want a refresher on the basics and
          E&F                                                                   time to work, this is the place for you. We will be covering some moodle basics like
                                                                                                                                                                         General/
Friday   Double    CP 82      Nicole Gillies   Introduction to Moodle            linking WebPages & files, embedding video, adding topics & pictures, glossaries &                        All
                                                                              games and assignment basics. You must have a moodle course created to attend this           Tech
         Session
                                                                                                                        session!

          E&F                                      Integration of               Participants will investigate how to use the various tools that exist online to assist
                                                                                  student learning and for their demonstration of learning. There will be time to
Friday   Double    CP 83     Shelley Friesen    Technology in English        investigate, collaborate and share prior experiences. SMART board technologies may or
                                                                                                                                                                         ELA/ Tech     Div 3 & 4
         Session                                   Language Arts                   may not be discussed depending on the interests/needs of the participants.

          E&F                                  Conducting – advanced
                                                                               Participants will learn ways to improve their conducting gestures to make them more
Friday   Double    CP 87     Wayne Toews       techniques for precision                         precise and better able to express their musical ideas
                                                                                                                                                                           Music          All
         Session                                     and artistry
          Session                  Presenter's
Date                    Room                          Name of Session                                                Description                                              Subject(s)   Grade Level
           Letter                   Name(s)

           E&F                                                                   Le programme d’études révisé de mathématiques prévoit que les élèves démontrent
                                                   L'enseignement de la         leur compréhension de la multiplication de manière concrète, imagée et symbolique.            Mathémati
Friday    Double        CP-P4    Hélène Gendron                                 Cet atelier propose aux enseignants de la 3e à la 9e année des outils et des approches
                                                                                                                                                                                             3e à 9e
                                                       multiplication                                                                                                           ques
          Session                                                               pédagogiques facilitant l’exploration du concept de la multiplication en salle de classe.

           E&F                                                                  Non- and beginning readers have special learning requirements that your SMARTBoard
                                                    "Playing" with your          can help provide. This session will leave you with lots of curriculum links and content      General/
Friday    Double       PWA 111 Memorese Walter                                    that you can take back to your classroom and use immediately to meet their unique
                                                                                                                                                                                              K, 1
                                                       SMARTBoard                                                                                                              Tech
          Session                                                                                                        needs.

                                                                                 This full-day session is probably the most practical session you will ever attend! Spend
                                                                                  the first hour looking at 30+ lessons that link art with your literacy program. Art is a
                                                                                 natural media for supporting literacy. We will look at many great picture books, both
                                                                                  classic and contemporary, and see art projects that are based on these titles. Come
                                                      Linking Art With          dressed for a mess, because after we look at the lesson plans, we will dive into “making
Friday    E, F & G     HB 187     Andrea Daly       Literature: Episode           art.” Participants will create 8 – 10 art samples to bring back to their classrooms for      Art/ ELA     Div 1 & 2
                                                    Four, A New Hope!           Monday morning. We will play with a variety of media, ranging from watercolour to oil
                                                                                   pastel to acrylics. The $20 fee will cover the cost of the 40 page handout, a CD that
                                                                                  includes images of student samples for all projects, and all of the art supplies for the
                                                                                day. Pre-register early – this fills up fast! Please email andrea.daly@spschools.org to
                                                                                                               pre-register for this session.



                                                                                   Teachers must register and successfully complete Day One (Emergency First Aid)
                                                                                before they can be permitted to take Day Two of the course. Additional topics for Day
                                                    First Aid Certification      Two will include Head & Spinal & Chest injuries; Bone / Joint Injuries / Infant and Child
                                                                                 CPR and Secondary Survey Pre-registration is required: Deadline is February 24, 2011.
         E, F, G & H                                (Thursday Emergency
Friday                 HB 178     Evelyn Malina                                  Teachers registering for the 2-day Standard First Aid Course will be required to pay via      General         All
          - All Day                               First Aid session is a pre-   cash or cheque a total of $150.00 on Day One before the course begins. Certificates will
                                                           requisite)            be mailed to successful registrants. Attendance is compulsory on both days in order to
                                                                                 meet the requirements of St. John Ambulance Standard First Aid Certification. Please
                                                                                          email evelynmalina@pwsd76.ab.ca to pre-register for this session.


         E, F, G & H HB 114 JH                                                  This session is for teachers who would like more information or time to learn about this
Friday     All Day Computer       Mike McKay      EGAD, NOT MORE CAD!             program. Mike McKay will be available all day Friday for teachers who would like to         CTS/ Math     Div 3 & 4
          DROP IN       lab                                                                                              drop-in.


                                                                                This workshop will focus on the use of technology to support teaching and learning. The
                                                                                session will be intended for an audience of teachers with intermediate technology skills.
                                                                                The content will focus on the use of free Google tools in education. Specifically, content
         E, F, G, H CP Library                                                                                                                                                General/
Friday                               Google             Google Apps                 will focus on Google Search, Google Docs, Google Maps, and Google Sites. Time                              All
         ALL DAY       Lab                                                       permitting, additional Google tools will also be covered. Materials and activities will be    Tech
                                                                                 similar to those developed by CUE for the Google Teacher Academy. Pre-Registration
                                                                                 and Payment required - visit http://www.cue.org/mptca to register and pay today!
         Session               Presenter's
Date                Room                            Name of Session                                                 Description                                              Subject(s)   Grade Level
          Letter                Name(s)
                                                                                With the latest curriculum revisions numeracy has taken on a more prominent role
                                                                               within the 4-6 curriculum. But exactly what is this thing that we call numeracy? In this
                                                                                  workshop we will examine this notion of numeracy and how it is different than
Friday      F       CP 202    Peter Liljedahl    Numeracy Tasks (4-6)             mathematics. Participants will engage in, and leave with, a number of grade 4-6
                                                                                                                                                                               Math          Div 2
                                                                                numeracy tasks for use in meeting the curriculum's demand for attainment of this
                                                                                                      elusive, yet important, learning outcome.


                                                                                Looking for ways to infuse FNMI perspectives and other cultures within your social
                                                                              studies program? Here’s a session full of ideas for integrating related literature, music,
                                                                                 art, resources and resource people that will make your social studies classes come
                                                                               ALIVE! Bring ideas of your own to share as well… This exhibit of materials, and round
                                                 Resource-Full Planning                                                                                                        Social
Friday      F      PWA 138    Janina Carlstad                                   circle discussion will respectfully present ways to invite your students to a culturally                  Div 1,2 & 3
                                                  for Social Studies K-9      respectful classroom, as well as gift you with a list of related resource people, artifacts,    Studies
                                                                              recipes, literature, music ideas, and a MarketPlace link to other cultures… a whole new
                                                                              way of resource-full planning for your social studies classroom! (also applicable to ELA,
                                                                                                   Music, Art, Technology, Outdoor Education, Life)


                                                                                  The workshop will provide teachers with effective instructional and assessment
                                                 Winning Strategies for        accommodations, organizing tools and learning strategies designed to help struggling
Friday      F       CP 204     Dan Bateman                                     learners. While many of the strategies come from the field of special education, they
                                                                                                                                                                              General         All
                                                  Struggling Students
                                                                                can be used with all students. The workshop will not address specific special needs.

                                                                                  Teachers are concerned about the wellbeing of children and youth. The Alberta
                                                Healthy Minds. Bright   Teachers’ Association and the Canadian Mental Health Association are partnering to
                                Jonathan             Futures. –        promote the mental health of children and youth and to provide support material for
Friday      F        CP 32                                                                                                                                                    General         All
                               Teghtmeyer       Understanding Student teachers dealing with mental health issues. This session will discuss common mental
                                                                      health concerns for children, recommend resources and references and inform teachers
                                                   Mental Health
                                                                                          about how they can promote awareness and discourage stigma.

                                 Sharleen       The Five Love Languages        This session will discuss the five primary love languages and teach how to effectively
Friday      F        CP 53                                                      communicate feelings of respect and commitment to both students and teachers.
                                                                                                                                                                              Health          All
                                Thornberry             of Children
                                                What’s New in English as
                                                                          This session will provide participants with an opportunity to increase awareness of
                                                 a Second Language:
Friday      F        CP 54    Kathy Salmon                               resources to support English language learners and to discuss future needs of English                  ESL           All
                                                 Update from Alberta                                        language learners.
                                                       Education
                                                                               Don’t be afraid of teaching Gymnastics, come out and learn how to teach this part of
                                                                                the curriculum safely and with only the resources in you gym storage room. Come
                    HB 126                                                    prepared to move around and try new things. This session will focus on the 7 dominate
Friday      F                Jeanne Lawrence Gymnastics for Dummies             movement patterns while emphasizing fun and engaging ways of teaching. We will
                                                                                                                                                                                PE          K to 2
                   Small Gym
                                                                              learn techniques to maintain a safe classroom for any number of students. Walk away
                                                                                                    with 15 ready-made easy-to- do lesson plans.
         Session                Presenter's
Date                Room                              Name of Session                                                  Description                                               Subject(s)   Grade Level
          Letter                 Name(s)
                                                  BIOLOGY: Photosynthesis and
                             Dan Merrills, Jeff                                     BIOLOGY: In this session you will participate in a full classroom simulation of these
                                                      respiration in action.
                                                                                  challenging reactions. Come hungry. CHEMISTRY: In this session you will perform and
Friday      F      PWA 112    Goldie & John         CHEMISTRY: Evidence of
                                                                                   explore some common reactions and discuss what is really going on here. Confusion
                                                                                                                                                                                  Science        Div 4
                                 Griffiths           chemical reactions: The
                                                                                                                  can be a good thing.
                                                  chemistry behind the curtain


                                                                                  This session is for administrators who are new to the LearnAlberta site. Linda will help
                                                                                   you create a log-in and password (bring your teaching certificate number in order to
                                                                                 create your account). She will guide you through the resources and features of the site
                                                       LearnAlberta for          so that you can see the vast possibilities that are available to your teachers. Then learn
Friday      F      PWA 133     Linda L'abbe                                        how to save your work to your personal workspace. This will be a low key session for
                                                                                                                                                                                  Admin           All
                                                        Administrators
                                                                                 those with little or no experience on this website. Prepare to be pleasantly surprised at
                                                                                    the resources that are already prepared – help your teachers save time and access
                                                                                       quality materials for their lessons through the use of this wonderful website!

                                                     Are You Sleeping in
                                                                           Symbols help to instil meaning and understanding in what they represent. Symbols help
                                                      God’s Bedroom?:
                                                                            us to see more clearly the hidden truths and mysteries of the faith. Understanding the
Friday      F      PWA 136      Carl Fakeley         Understanding the          transcendent nature of these symbols will help us better share these truths and
                                                                                                                                                                                  Religion        All
                                                   Symbols of the Catholic                               mysteries with our students.
                                                           Church
                                                                                  It is a fact that the demographics of Alberta's schools is changing dramatically and this
                                                                                    means that teaching practices and strategies that once worked may no longer be as
                                                                                        effective. This workshop will explore concept of cultural competence. Cultural
                                                  "Here Comes Everyone"           competence provides an approach for examining beliefs, attitudes, policies, structures
                                                                                                                                                                                   Social
Friday      F      PWA 139      Joni Turville     Cultural Diversity in the      and practices to enable schools to work effectively cross-culturally. Cultural competence                        All
                                                                                  replaces earlier ideas of cultural sensitivity and awareness, which are often embraced          Studies
                                                        Classroom
                                                                                  by typically result in little change in individual or organizational behaviour. Participants
                                                                                 will begin to learn how to develop greater capacity to engage in cultural self-assessment
                                                                                          and become more conscious of the dynamics of intercultural interactions.


                                                                                  Join us and learn more about the free hands-on health and biomedical workshops for
                                                    Hands-On Biomedical
Friday      F      PWA 140 Dr. Virginie Martin                                   students and teachers offered by Alberta Innovates – Health Solutions. Workshops are             Science        Div 2
                                                     Science Workshops               interactive and can be customized to suit the curriculum at various grade levels.

                                                                                 A collection of oral communication projects animated by your students! These activities
                                                   Motivating Interaction    inspire peer to peer interaction in the target language. Students are motivated to      Français/
Friday      F       CP 78       Edith Bovey        through Student-Led personalize these activities according to their own interests; classmates are encouraged       French                     Div 4
                                                        Instruction       to learn more about their peers. Everything you need to animate brilliant activities this Immersion
                                                                                                                     Monday morning!

                                                                                    How can we better support our students who are learning English as an additional
                                              Strategies to support the language? Learn more about language learners, the steps they go through to acquire
Friday      F       CP 73    Philippe Ledorze ESL, EAL or ELL Learner     English. BICS, CALP, the silent period, the affective filter. The good news: when we                      ESL         K to 8
                                                  in our Classrooms      differentiate for our EAL learners we are also supporting many other learners in our
                                                                                                                         classrooms.
         Session              Presenter's
Date                Room                          Name of Session                                              Description                                              Subject(s)   Grade Level
          Letter               Name(s)
                                                                           Kathy's workshop motivates young writers! Using creative analogies, she encourages
                                                                            students to write better stories, while emphasizing the basics of a good story plan.
Friday      F       CP 56    Kathy Jessop             Write On!              During this session, Kathy shares many practical tips and strategies for improving
                                                                                                                                                                           ELA         Gr. 2-6
                                                                                                      students’ creative writing skills.
          F&G                                                             How can mentors help new teachers? We would discuss strategies for mentors to help
Friday   Double     CP 57    Andrea Shaw        Mentorship Program         new teachers (checklists, when and how to “be there”, etc), how to observe a class to         General         All
         Session                                                             collect useful data for the new teacher and how to share this with new teachers.

                                                                           What works and where can I find it? We will go over some SMART lesson basics, like
          F&G                                                              title pages & themes, identify the interactives work best and play with some Web 2.0
                                               Technology Integration                                                                                                     Social
Friday   Double    PWA 107    Jen Clevette                                tools (Prezi, Bubblus, Big Huge Labs) that will add some pizazz to your lessons. Put it all                   Div 3
                                                in Div 3 Social Studies     together and we will have lessons to share. All lessons created will be added to this        Studies
         Session
                                                                                                  collaborative website http://tiny.cc/div3SS


                                                                               Alberta Education has added new Science Gizmos for grades 4 through 8 science
                                                                          teachers. Science Gizmos brings powerful instructional techniques to the classroom in a
                                                                              convenient, easy-to-use format that makes them practical and efficient as well as
                                                                           effective. Gizmos are interactive simulations for Science education. Approximately 200
          F&G                                                                  Gizmos are available online via LearnAlberta.ca, with coverage in life science and
Friday   Double    PWA 119   Dave Erickson     Science Gizmos Div 2/3       biology, earth and space science and physical science topics. Every Gizmo contains an        Science      Div 2 & 3
         Session                                                             exploration guide with suggested inquiry-based activities and assessment questions
                                                                           with instant feedback to check understanding. These interactive simulations allow for
                                                                           an infusion of technology into the Elementary & Jr. High Science programs. Come and
                                                                             learn how to use these interactive tools in your classroom. Time will be allocated to
                                                                                                           explore the simulations.


          F&G                                    The SHAKESPEARE       Shakespeare imbedded clear acting directions in his original texts. Modern editions
                                                                      rewrite the plays, turning a blueprint into a book. Learn “The Code” and take direction
Friday   Double    PWA 131   Brian Martell     CODE: A Teacher's Best from Shakespeare, experiencing his plays & characters anew, find new worlds within a Drama/ ELA                   Div 4
         Session                                      Friend                            play, and new ways to engage students in the story.

                                                                            With the latest curriculum revisions numeracy has taken on a more prominent role
                                                                           within the K-3 curriculum. But exactly what is this thing that we call numeracy? In this
                                                                              workshop we will examine this notion of numeracy and how it is different than
Friday     G       CP 202    Peter Liljedahl    Numeracy Tasks (K-3)          mathematics. Participants will engage in, and leave with, a number of grade K-3
                                                                                                                                                                          Math          Div 1
                                                                            numeracy tasks for use in meeting the curriculum's demand for attainment of this
                                                                                                  elusive, yet important, learning outcome.
         Session                Presenter's
Date                Room                                 Name of Session                                                 Description                                             Subject(s)   Grade Level
          Letter                 Name(s)
                                                                                     This foundational workshop provides basic information about mild/moderate learning
                                                                                     disabilities (LD). Participants will consider the broad range of students who have been
                                                                                         designated LD and engage in activities that simulate some of the most common
                                                                                      conditions (visual, hearing, motor coordination, conceptual and organizational, and
                                                      Learning Disabilities in                                                                                                    Special
Friday     G       CP 204      Dan Bateman                                               social disabilities). The workshop provides resources, basic strategies and other                        All
                                                     the Inclusive Classroom         interventions to begin to address various conditions. The workshop does not address         Education
                                                                                    severe disabilities, nor does it provide information about specific coding and funding for
                                                                                        special needs students. The workshop was developed by the Learning Disabilities
                                                                                                                        Association of Alberta.

                                                                                      There are two parts to this session. One deals with various approaches to teaching
Friday     G        CP 33      James Chiba            Myth as teaching lens             myth itself (archetype, ritual, art history). The other deals with using students’          ELA          Div 4
                                                                                                grounding in myth to explore contemporary literature and film.

                                                         Title: Designing
                                                       an Effective Intake             This session will provide participants with an opportunity to explore procedures,
Friday     G        CP 54      Kathy Salmon                                             documents and resources to design an intake process for their school context.
                                                                                                                                                                                    ESL           All
                                                       Process for English
                                                       Language Learners
                                                                                                                                                                                  Music/
                                                    Spoons and French Folk Learn eight rhythm patterns that fit the beat and melody to 6 classic French Canadian                  Social
Friday     G        CP 74      Ian Porteous                                Folk songs. This session includes the handouts on the rhythm patterns, musical notation                             Div 1 & 2
                                                            Songs                                                and the lyrics.                                                 Studies/
                                                                                                                                                                                  French
                                                                                     Wondering how to use the SmartBoard? Come and learn the basics as well as how to
                                                                                      incorporate this technology in an elementary music classroom. I will share with you
                                                          Music and the                 many instructional tools along with activities and uses. I will also give you some
Friday     G       HB 163    Destiny Lovelace                                       examples of lessons I have done using the SmartBoard. I will include how to create your
                                                                                                                                                                                   Music       Div 1 & 2
                                                           SmartBoard
                                                                                     own music website for your class. Please email Destiny at destinylovelace@gpcsd.ca
                                                                                                                to pre-register for this session.


                                                      BIOLOGY, SCIENCE: Water       BIOLOGY: In this session you will test water samples and identify common plants using
                             Dan Merrills, Jeff testing and plant identification lab resources that won’t break the bank. PHYSICS: In this session your will use a simple
Friday     G       PWA 112    Goldie & John with some common resources.              lab kit to demonstrate Planck’s Constant and replicate 9 years of research in 75             Science        Div 4
                                 Griffiths      PHYSICS: Light investigations in minutes. This is a required investigation in Physics and a basis for much assessment. Try
                                                        your classroom, Part 1.     to attend Part 1 and Part 2. Bring a cell phone camera and you may see the unseeable.


                                                                                     This session is for teachers who are new to the LearnAlberta site. Linda will help you
                                                                                    create a log-in and password (bring your teaching certificate number in order to create
                                                                                    your account - come even if you forget your number as you can have guest access). She
                                                        LearnAlberta for             will guide you through the resources and features of the site so that you can see the
Friday     G       PWA 133     Linda L'abbe                                          vast possibilities that are available to you. Then learn how to save your work to your
                                                                                                                                                                                  General      Div 1 & 2
                                                      Elementary Teachers
                                                                                    personal workspace. This will be a low key session for those with little or no experience
                                                                                      on this website. Prepare to be pleasantly surprised at the resources that are already
                                                                                                                             prepared .
         Session                Presenter's
Date                Room                             Name of Session                                               Description                                             Subject(s)   Grade Level
          Letter                 Name(s)
                                                                                  We will discuss a variety of intriguing issues regarding morality from a Catholic
                                                 The Principles of Catholic    perspective. Topics covered will include the consistent ethic of life, sexual morality,
Friday     G       PWA 136      Carl Fakeley                                    bioethics and others. Several creative strategies and resources for explaining these
                                                                                                                                                                            Religion        All
                                                         Morality
                                                                                                          issues with teens will be shared.
                                                                               World Café is a strategy that mirrors the kind of deep conversations that can occur in
                                                     World Café for            coffee shop settings. This half day workshop will provide teachers an opportunity to          Social
Friday     G       PWA 139      Joni Turville                                 experience this creative approach and determine ways to use it in a variety of subjects
                                                                                                                                                                                         Div 3 & 4
                                                   Secondary Students                                                                                                       Studies
                                                                                                               at the secondary level.

                                                                               Join us and learn more about the free hands-on health and biomedical workshops for
                                                  Hands-On Biomedical
Friday     G       PWA 140 Dr. Virginie Martin                                students and teachers offered by Alberta Innovates – Health Solutions. Workshops are          Science        Div 1
                                                   Science Workshops              interactive and can be customized to suit the curriculum at various grade levels.

                                                  Découvrez XpressLab :
                                                  un logiciel sur Internet Grâce à XpressLab, vous pourrez créer toutes sortes d’activités, d’exercices, et même
                                                                               des évaluations orales pour vos élèves. Cette technologie saura accrocher vos
                                                    qui enrichira votre       apprenants tout en encourageant la communication orale dans une atmosphère            French
Friday     G        CP 78       Edith Bovey            curriculum et         rassurante. Avec Xpresslab, il sera même possible différentier vos leçons selon les
                                                                                                                                                                                            All
                                                                                                                                                                  Immersion
                                                     développera les       besoins individuels de vos élèves de français cadre ou d’immersion. Venez découvrir ce
                                                  habiletés orales de vos                                     logiciel amusant !
                                                       apprenants !
                                                                              Using a storyboard "book" project, Kathy encourages young children to tell/draw/write
Friday     G        CP 56      Kathy Jessop           Tell Me A Story         their stories in a fun and creative way. During this workshop Kathy shares some of her          ELA          Div 1
                                                                                     valuable tips and strategies for improving students' creative writing skills.

          G&H
                                                                              Part 1 Introduction to basic woodworking machines, tool, procedures and safety. Part 2
Friday   Double     CP 21        Bob Sterr           Workshop Basics                                   Use skills to complete a basic project.
                                                                                                                                                                              CTS           All
         Session

                                                                               Bring the soft, haunting melody and music of one of our continent's oldest instruments
                                                                                into your classroom. The Native American Style Flute has been heard in First Nations
                                                                               history and stories, movie sound tracks, healing and meditation music, New Age, and a
                                                                                     host of other music genres. Both individually and as a group activity, these
                                                                              instruments offer students immediate musical success and a great medium of accessing          Music/
          G&H                                    Sharing the Legacy - The          one's own creativity and personal expression,. This double session offers basic         Drama/
Friday   Double    PWA 138    Janina Carlstad     Native American style         background to the Native American Flute, a short flute demonstration/performance,           Social          All
         Session                                  Flute in the Classroom        and the opportunity for teachers to make their very own ABS plastic Native American        Studies/
                                                                               Flute (courtesy of Northern Spirit Flutes). Participants will leave with their own Native
                                                                                                                                                                            FNMI
                                                                                 American style flute, basic scales, songs, resources, and networking from which you
                                                                                   may enhance your own music or core curricular program within your classroom.
                                                                                Participants who wish to construct a flute that they can keep will pay a $10 materials
                                                                                                                   fee at the session.
         Session                Presenter's
Date                Room                              Name of Session                                                  Description                                              Subject(s)   Grade Level
          Letter                 Name(s)
                                                    Students Build Conceptual
                             Jackie Ratkovic w/     Knowledge and Deep
          G&H
                             Laurie Goudreault, Understanding of Mathematics
Friday   Double    CP 201                           through Quick Draw,
                                                                                    This session will involve classroom teachers sharing their experiences and activities.        Math           9
                              Grant Collins and
         Session                                  Assessment Practices and
                                Tracy Trace
                                                     Engaging tasks in Math 9

                                                                                   So you have used a SMARTBoard and now it is time to make some of your own lessons.
          G&H                                                                        During this half-day session you will create several simple lessons for your class. It
                              Gerald & Marian       SMARTBoard Click-A-              makes use of the tools that SMART Technology has given you. All you need is some           General/
Friday   Double     CP 82                                                         ideas and some assignments that you currently use in your classroom. To make the best
                                                                                                                                                                                                 All
                                   Logan                  Long                                                                                                                   Tech
         Session                                                                    use of your time you should be comfortable using a computer and know how to use a
                                                                                        SMARTBoard. Please email glogan@me.com to pre-register for this session.

                                                                                    With the latest curriculum revisions numeracy has taken on a more prominent role
                                                                                   within the 4-6 curriculum. But exactly what is this thing that we call numeracy? In this
                                                                                      workshop we will examine this notion of numeracy and how it is different than
Friday     H       CP 202      Peter Liljedahl      Numeracy Tasks (4-6)              mathematics. Participants will engage in, and leave with, a number of grade 4-6
                                                                                                                                                                                  Math          Div 2
                                                                                    numeracy tasks for use in meeting the curriculum's demand for attainment of this
                                                                                                          elusive, yet important, learning outcome.

                                                   Sais to Dancer? Basic
                                                                                  Social skills, self esteem and community are sure to develop through dance. French call       Music/ PE/
Friday     H        CP 74       Ian Porteous       circle, line and square                               and response are also included in the line dance.
                                                                                                                                                                                               2 to 8
                                                                                                                                                                                 French
                                                             dances
                                                     Physical Education              This session will discuss the theories and philosophies of building a successful and
                                                                                   popular Physical Education Program in your school. We will also be discussing planning
Friday     H        CP 80      Jace Ferguson       Program Planning and              (Department, Year, Unit and Lesson Planning), scope and sequencing of skills and
                                                                                                                                                                                   PE         Div 3 & 4
                                                        Assessment                                        effective and reliable means of assessment.

                                                    BIOLOGY; Hardy- Weinberg      BIOLOGY: In this session you will participate in a simulation that results in the Hardy-
                             Dan Merrills, Jeff   Distribution. Put your genes on Weinberg distribution and demonstrates gene pool change. This electroplating redox
                                                  the table. CHEMISTRY Copper reaction is proving a challenge to perform cheaply and safely in the classroom. Come
Friday     H       PWA 112    Goldie & John       into gold (OK, brass) PHYSICS. and try a lab investigation under development. PHYSICS: This session is linked to Part 1
                                                                                                                                                                                 Science        Div 4
                                 Griffiths          Light investigations in your  above. You will perform further light investigations and discuss how these may form
                                                         classroom, Part 2.                             the basis for provincial standards questions.

                                                                                   The presentation will give an overview of the history of Peace Country paleontological
                                                                                  explorations and will describe and interpret the latest discoveries at Kleskun Hill, Wapiti   Science &
                                                   Dinosaurs of the Peace
Friday     H       PWA 131     Katalin Ormay                                           River and Pipestone Creek. The presentation will also show what educational                Social         All
                                                          Country                   opportunities are available from the Grande Prairie Regional College Palaeontology           Studies
                                                                                              Program to enhance the Science and Social Studies curriculum.

                                                                                    Kathy's workshop motivates young writers! Using creative analogies, she encourages
                                                                                     students to write better stories, while emphasizing the basics of a good story plan.
Friday     H        CP 56       Kathy Jessop               Write On!                  During this session, Kathy shares many practical tips and strategies for improving
                                                                                                                                                                                   ELA         Gr. 2-6
                                                                                                               students’ creative writing skills.
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