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Thursday, February 20


Robots In My K-6 Classroom? Absolutely!
Jumpstart K-6 students’ collaborative storytelling...with robots! Today’s easy-to-code Ozobot, Bee-Bot, Cubetto and Sphero Mini can inspire even our youngest students to take charge of weaving a story. Whether coding with markers, buttons, jigsaw pieces, or actual drag-and-drop coding blocks on a Chromebook, your students can easily be inspired to meet ELA (as well as Social Studies and Math) outcomes through their creation of innovative and highly entertaining stories...with robots.In this session we’ll explore stories and strategies that help you help your students code robots to represent their learning through story-telling challenges. If you’re curious about how these popular character-like tools can ignite your students’ creativity, and would like some hands-on exploration before deciding to buy some for your school, come join us!

Presentation link: https://tinyurl.com/catca-robots

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Janet Bell

Consultant, Learn All Ways Consulting
For many years, Janet has supported staff and students integrating edtech across the province and in Edmonton. Her grounded, down-in-the-heel approach can set you at ease as you scope out your next steps for inspiring student-centered learning in a technology-rich classroom with tools... Read More →

Thursday February 20, 2020 9:00am - 10:15am


Digital Painting
Limited Capacity filling up

Led by Dom Gomes and TJ Hartel at Hunting Hills High School.In this session, we will learn some basic Digital Painting techniques using Adobe Photoshop and Wacom Tablets.We will be colorizing some black and white photos - basically like a coloring book on the computer. Then we will be creating some Self Portraits - you get to trace, don't worry!No devices, tools or experience required.Participants will walk away with a print of each piece they create.

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TJ Hartel

Teacher, RDPSD
Led by Dom Gomes and TJ Hartel at Hunting Hills High School.In this session, we will learn some basic Digital Painting techniques using Adobe Photoshop and Wacom Tablets.We will be colorizing some black and white photos - basically like a coloring book on the computer. Then we will... Read More →

Friday, February 21


Natural Soap Making Beginner Demo
Limited Capacity full

Our skin is our largest organ. What we put on our skin goes into our body. Time to consider what we're putting on it. There is a resurgence for getting back to natural basics in skincare. I've been making soap for a couple of years and enjoy sharing with others what I've learned. In this session, I will demonstrate how easy and fun it is to make all-natural and chemical-free soap. This session will be a demonstration. All attendees attending this session need to follow the following:
- everyone must wear lab coat and safety glasses while in the lab ( these will be provided by the college)
- absolutely no food or drink in the lab

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Dee Stokoe

I've taught Foods Studies my entire teaching career and am a believer that healthy eating is a choice. I love learning about food and how it can help nourish our bodies so we can feel the best that we can. I have a curiosity about the latest trends in nutrition and enjoy exploring... Read More →

Friday February 21, 2020 9:00am - 10:15am


Winter Activity Day - Facilitation Skills for Outdoors and Classrooms
Limited Capacity seats available

Welcome to Kuriakos! We’re thrilled to host you for our Outdoor Education Day.We run Outdoor Education programs from our site on Sylvan Lake. We are 30 minutes west of Red Deer, north of Hwy 11A on Range Road 24.Topics to be covered include classroom initiatives and theories of facilitation in Experiential Education. Activities for the day will include snowshoeing, tree identification (guided nature walk),knot-tying, and low ropes initiatives. Participants will be provided with session notes and assorted lesson plans for Outdoor Education.Please dress for the weather. We’ll provide all the equipment.
We'll provide coffee + lunch.For more information about Kuriakos Outdoor School, visit https://kuriakos.ab.ca/outdoor-school

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Paul Kopjar

Assistant Director, Kuriakos Outdoor School
Hi there! I'm the Assistant Director at Kuriakos, a camp and retreat centre on Sylvan Lake. Since 2010, Kuriakos has been offering Outdoor Education programs through Kuriakos Outdoor School (KOS). I've been in my role since 2014, but have worked here since the beginning of KOS programs... Read More →

Friday February 21, 2020 9:00am - 3:30pm
5-39317, Range Rd 24, Lacombe County, AB T4E 2R7


Pulses: from Farm to Table!
Did you know that pulses are dry peas, beans, lentils and chickpeas and we grow them right here in Alberta? Come to this interactive session and discover more about the pulse industry in Alberta, how to prepare pulses and get some ideas to help you incorporate pulses into your class curriculum. You'll get some great resources to take home with you at the end of the session. Get your taste buds ready to try some samples showcasing the great taste and versatility of pulses!

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Debra McLennan

Food & Nutrition Coordinator, Alberta Pulse Growers
Debra McLennan is a registered dietitian with over two decades of experience in education, health care and industry. Debra now brings her passion for food and nutrition to her role as Food and Nutrition Coordinator with Alberta Pulse Growers where she enthusiastically encourages everyone... Read More →

Friday February 21, 2020 2:15pm - 3:30pm