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Thursday, February 20
 

9:00am

Calm Classroom: A Calm Mind Is A Focused Mind
Stress is disruptive to the learning process. Take time out to deeply relax your body and mind as Susan guides you through a relaxation technique she studied with Yoga Masters in India and in California with Dr. Richard Miller and teaches you simple and easy to learn mindfulness techniques some as short as 1-3 minutes in length. Susan will show you how to integrate these mindfulness techniques into your daily life and classroom so you won't feel as drained or burnt out by the end of the day and will have a calmer classroom environment. She will also teach you some quick and simple movement and breath exercises to connect your mind and body. These exercises are great to help both you and your students refocus or "wake up" when your minds are wandering and you get that tired sleepy feel.
This is a session you definitely don't want to miss as Susan brings these ancient mindfulness techniques she studied in India, New Mexico and California with world-renowned Yoga Masters making them easily accessible to you.
"If you're up for the challenge together we will begin day 1 of the beKIND Mindfulness Challenge so you too can join our beKIND Mindfulness Movement of over 17 000 kids, teens and adults. I look forward to sharing these mindfulness techniques with you as I have seen them change lives. Hope you can join us!". Susan =;)

Speakers
avatar for Susan Agrios

Susan Agrios

President and CEO of AGRIOS MINDFITNESS, Agrios Mindfitness
Described as “inspirational, passionate & changing lives”, Susan Agrios leads retreats & teaches thousands around the world about fitness, yoga & mindfulness. She created MINDFITNESS (Mindfulness + Fitness) which focuses on giving kids, teens and adults self-regulating tools to... Read More →


Thursday February 20, 2020 9:00am - 10:15am
1303

10:45am

Bringing Mindfulness & KINDness Into Your Classroom
As a K-12 school teacher I quickly realized my role was more than just teaching the curriculum... kids were stressed and anxious as young as 7 or 8 years old, many kids in my classroom were labelled ADD or ADHD, unable to focus,concentrate or even sit still, there was bullying, depression, anger issues, insomnia and the list goes on. Many of the teachers and parents were dealing with this too. I wanted to do something. I wanted help. So, I developed a beKIND Mindfulness Training & Kit Download specifically for teachers, students and parents. During this session, I will teach you a variety of mindfulness techniques for relaxation, to help improve concentration and self-regulate thoughts and emotions to integrate in your daily life and in the classroom with your students. You will also get to experience in 30 seconds how you can shift negative thought patterns with a very simple breathing technique. I will conclude this session with a beautiful healing meditation I was taught by a Yoga Master in India (available for purchase online at www.agriosmindfitness.com store).Come join us, our beKIND Mindfulness Movement of over 17 000 kids, teens and adults as we begin Day 1 of the beKIND Mindfulness Challenge together.

Speakers
avatar for Susan Agrios

Susan Agrios

President and CEO of AGRIOS MINDFITNESS, Agrios Mindfitness
Described as “inspirational, passionate & changing lives”, Susan Agrios leads retreats & teaches thousands around the world about fitness, yoga & mindfulness. She created MINDFITNESS (Mindfulness + Fitness) which focuses on giving kids, teens and adults self-regulating tools to... Read More →


Thursday February 20, 2020 10:45am - 12:00pm
Art Centre Mainstage-117

10:45am

An Invasive Games Unit: Utilizing a Models Based Teaching Approach
Utilizing a models based teaching approach we will cover a 2-4 week invasive field games unit that can be modified for K-12 PE. Soccer, Rugby, Gaeilic Football, Australian Rules Football and American Football are used to in this unit to highlight similarities and differences between invasive field games. Teaching models covered are: Teaching Games for Understanding, The Sport Education Model and Teaching Personal and Social Responsibility in Physical Education. Please come ready to move and participate.

Speakers

Thursday February 20, 2020 10:45am - 12:00pm
1002 (Main Gym)

12:30pm

Build your Toolbox to support a fun, free and flexible club to get students active
This interactive session will feature activities and strategies to implement a run, walk or activity club at your school. The Alberta Medical Association and Ever Active Schools have partnered to and flexible club. Participants of this session will leave with the expertise to develop a new club or enhance an existing one with access to downloadable handbooks, practice plans and free swag. Come ready to move and have some fun!

Speakers
KT

Krista Trim

The Alberta Medical Association (AMA) Youth Run Club (YRC) is a partnership program between the AMA and Ever Active Schools (EAS). It is a free, fun and flexible program aimed at increasing physical activity levels in children and youth across Alberta. We provide registered clubs... Read More →


Thursday February 20, 2020 12:30pm - 1:45pm
1002 (Main Gym)

12:30pm

Relax, renew and refocus with Yoga Nidra (guided meditation)
Stress is disruptive to the learning process. Relax, rejuvenate and refocus as Susan guides you through a deep meditation inducing profound relaxation for your body and mind. The perfect session after a busy week since all you have to do is lie there. Yoga Nidra is a technique she studied with Yoga Masters while in India and in California with Dr. Richard Miller a clinical psychologist having attained her advanced training in this area. Susan’s guided meditation downloads are available online at www.agriosmindfitness.com store and can be used at home or in your classroom with your students. This will be an experiential session, however she does lead educational sessions if you are interested in having her come to your school.
PLEASE BRING YOUR YOGA MAT TO THIS SESSION!

Speakers
avatar for Susan Agrios

Susan Agrios

President and CEO of AGRIOS MINDFITNESS, Agrios Mindfitness
Described as “inspirational, passionate & changing lives”, Susan Agrios leads retreats & teaches thousands around the world about fitness, yoga & mindfulness. She created MINDFITNESS (Mindfulness + Fitness) which focuses on giving kids, teens and adults self-regulating tools to... Read More →


Thursday February 20, 2020 12:30pm - 1:45pm
AC 146-Studio A

12:30pm

Move & Play at Recess
How does the environment support physical activity participation? Over the past few years,there has been emerging research indicating that the use of painted lines on playground tarmac there has been emerging research indicating that the use of painted lines on playground tarmac surfaces, can be an effective and low cost way to help increase moderate to vigorous physical activity levels in children. Despite the active environment that is accessible at recess, we know recess time can be challenged by social interactions, which can impact participation. Therefore it is important to consider the role the social environment plays in recess participation and its impact on the emotional safety of participants. This practical workshop will explore recess and how the physical and social environment impact physical activity participation. We will look at physical opportunities including how games and activities can be planned, supported and lead during recess to encourage positive relationships and interactions.

Speakers
SL

Sandra Liberty

Sandra has been a leader in the development of the Gary W. Harris Canada Games Fitness Centre and a mentor to our staff since her arrival at RDC since June of 2017. From teaching Fitness classes, personal training, running programs and living her passion for Health & Wellness Sandra... Read More →


Thursday February 20, 2020 12:30pm - 1:45pm
1600

2:15pm

MINDFITNESS Breaks: Quick Techniques to Create a Calm, Focused & Fit Classroom
Mindfitness: the condition of being mentally, emotionally, physically & socially healthy This signature MINDFITNESS Training combines Mindfulness and Fitness to create MINDFITNESS. Designed specifically for teachers, students and parents we use movement and breath to connect the body and mind. Research shows exercise boosts student’s academic achievement, decreases behavior problems and improves focus and retention of information. During this session I will teach you MINDFITNESS techniques for relaxation, to improve fitness (DPA), focus, attention and concentration and to foster self-regulation. As well, experience in 30 seconds how to shift negative thought patterns with a very simple breathing technique.So come join us to experience MINDFITNESS techniques and learn how to integrate this into your daily life and classroom so everyone can lead healthier lives physically, mentally, emotionally and socially. If you’re up for the challenge we will also begin Day 1 of the 40 Day beKIND Mindfulness Challenge so you too can join our Mindfulness Movement of over 17 000 kids, teens and adults. A session you won’t want to miss. The new MINDFITNESS Kit will be released in the spring of 2020.

Speakers
avatar for Susan Agrios

Susan Agrios

President and CEO of AGRIOS MINDFITNESS, Agrios Mindfitness
Described as “inspirational, passionate & changing lives”, Susan Agrios leads retreats & teaches thousands around the world about fitness, yoga & mindfulness. She created MINDFITNESS (Mindfulness + Fitness) which focuses on giving kids, teens and adults self-regulating tools to... Read More →


Thursday February 20, 2020 2:15pm - 3:00pm
GW Harris Performance Gym

2:15pm

The New Standard for Warming Up:Supporting quality PE through movement skill development, fitness and injury prevention
Presented in collaboration with the University of Calgary's Sport Injury Prevention Research Centre and the Be Fit for Life Network, join us as we explore how an evidence-based warm-up can develop safe and effective movement skills to create a foundation for continued physical activity participation. Based on research in Calgary schools, neuromuscular training warm-ups in PE classes can reduce lower limb injuries by 62%. This warm-up is featured on a new poster that you'll receive at the session.

Speakers
avatar for Chesa Peter

Chesa Peter

School Health Facilitator, Ever Active Schools
Ever Active Schools is a provincial initiative designed to create and support healthy school communities. We engage and support schools through a Comprehensive School Health approach, which addresses health and education goals to improve the social outcomes of children and youth in... Read More →
avatar for Carla van den Berg

Carla van den Berg

Knowledge Broker, Sport Injury Prevention Research Centre, University of Calgary
Carla is a Knowledge Broker with the Sport Injury Prevention Research Centre in the Faculty of Kinesiology at the University of Calgary. She is a CSEP-Clinical Exercise Physiologist, and works to deliver coach and teacher workshops on neuromuscular training warm-up programs to prevent... Read More →


Thursday February 20, 2020 2:15pm - 3:30pm
1002 (Main Gym)

2:15pm

Working Collaboratively with your EA to support Inclusive PE
Teachers and educational assistants are often paired up in classrooms to implement inclusive practices and establish an environment where all students will be successful in learning.However, these practitioners are not often trained to work with each other and have different skill sets, knowledge, and experiences, in which they bring to the inclusive physical education environment. This session will: (a) discuss ways teachers and educational assistants different can collaborate in physical education, (b) unpack the different roles and responsibilities of these practitioners for inclusion, and (c) share a practical guide to implement in diverse school contexts to assist teachers and educational assistant collaboration.

Speakers
HM

Hayley Morrison

Hayley is an Assistant Professor in Elementary Education at the University of Alberta. She researches and teaches how to create inclusive environments and provide meaningful movement experiences for students with disabilities in physical education. Hayley is an advocate for movement... Read More →


Thursday February 20, 2020 2:15pm - 3:30pm
1600
 
Friday, February 21
 

9:00am

9:00am

15 Games to Address Challenging Needs
This session is practical and active: We will work through 15 games and identify the skills each one teaches. Social and active play is critical for a child's development, and play has the potential to address many of the difficulties in a child's life. You can facilitate simple games to address students' social and emotional developmental needs (that range from the need for social participation skills to self-regulation assets). Many students still need to be taught how to play. Let's do that together! These games require no purchases and are easy to replicate using stuff you probably have lying around your classroom. Each game can be modified for children aged K-12 (yes, even grade 12s) depending on their unique needs. (Plus, these are all useful for indoor recess.)

Speakers
VM

Vincent Mireau

Teacher/Psychologist
I am a Psychologist who has changed directions after a decade of teaching. I am the Past President of the ATA Council of School Counsellors, a football coach, Franco-Albertan and a woodworker. I am totally fluent in French and English. I love presenting workshops at teachers conventions... Read More →


Friday February 21, 2020 9:00am - 10:15am
1503

9:00am

BECOMING A TRAUMA INFORMED EDUCATOR
In Canada 1 in 3 of children are impacted by trauma, while caregivers (including educators) have extremely limited resources as how to identify and help these children heal when they have impacted by adverse experiences. Children affected by trauma can present significant challenges, and often display patterns of behaviour that can strain the relationship between the child and those caring for them. During this seminar you will explore the impact of trauma on neurological development and how this presents in the classroom. Strategies to support children and teens following experiences of trauma will be presented, giving attendees concrete ways in which they can support these students in their lives. And most importantly, a framework of how to foster a school culture that prioritizes resiliency, attachment, safety, and emotion regulation will be outlined for educators and administrators.

Speakers
TS

Tammy Schamuhn

Institute of Child Psychology
I am a Registered Psychologist, Registered Play Therapist/Supervisor, Speaker, and Educator. I am the Co-Founder of the Institute of Child Psychology and Founder and Executive Director of Family Counselling Centres, based out of Leduc and Edmonton.I have been working in private practice... Read More →


Friday February 21, 2020 9:00am - 12:00pm
2601

9:00am

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

Speakers
avatar for Paul Kopjar

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

2:15pm

Intro to Project Wild and Below Zero
This session is an introduction to the 6-hour certification workshop offered by Canadian Wildlife Federation. It focuses on environmental and conservation education and includes cross curricular lesson plans for all grades. Project Wild and Below Zero are two excellent teacher lesson resources that can be utilized to teach using land-based education. This workshop is active, involving participant interaction and can include both indoor and outdoor activities. Participants will leave with sample copies of activities.

Speakers
BT

Beth Townsend

I am an Executive for the ATA Specialist Council - Global, Environmental and Outdoor Education Council (GEOEC). I would like to present our workshop using two sources that we highly recommend that come from a full day certification workshop from the Canadian Wildlife Federation.


Friday February 21, 2020 2:15pm - 3:30pm
2901 B