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Thursday, February 20
 

9:00am

Dances with Decolonization
In this keynote Art delves into some hard realities on topics such as assimilation, institutional racism and abolishment of Indigenous rights. Starting with an historic overview of colonialism and intersected with personal stories of life on a northern "Rez", this Keynote concludes with some practical tips on reconciliation from an indigenous perspective and offers hope for building bridges between worldviews. 

Speakers
avatar for Art Napoleon

Art Napoleon

Art Napoleon is host and co-producer of APTN’s popular show Moosemeat & Marmalade, an internationalfood series that showcases Indigenous foods, traditional knowledge and outdoor cooking techniques. Thisformer chief is as comfortable on a big city stage or boardroom as he is skinning... Read More →


Thursday February 20, 2020 9:00am - 10:15am
GW Harris Performance Gym

9:00am

Our World, Our Communities, Our Classrooms: Embracing diverse perspectives
Our classrooms have become dynamic environments for learning about multiple ways of being in the world. This session will provide some practical tools for understanding and talking about cultural diversity in your classrooms, schools and communities. In 75 minutes we can only begin to touch on cultural diversity and its impact because learning about/embracing diversity is a lifelong process – it is a way of being in the world. Our goals for today are to facilitate what might be a beginning for some of you or continuation for others, some methods of understanding and addressing cultural diversity in your classrooms, schools, communities and lives.

Speakers
PD

Pamela Dos Ramos

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


Thursday February 20, 2020 9:00am - 10:15am
2901 A

9:00am

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

Speakers
avatar for Janet Bell

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
2301

10:45am

The History & Legacy of Residential Schools
Participants will discover how their personal contribution of time and expertise can impact our work with teachers and students internationally. Specific attention during part of the presentation will be focused on the application process for the 2020-21 CTF Project Overseas initiative.

Speakers
avatar for Brian St Germain

Brian St Germain

Indigenous PD Facilitator, ATA
Brian St.Germain is Cree and a member of the Metis Nation of Alberta. He is currently an Indigenous PD Facilitator for the ATA. He has recently retired from Red Deer School District after teaching for thirty nine years. The last ten years as a teacher with the First Nations, Metis... Read More →


Thursday February 20, 2020 10:45am - 12:00pm
2304

10:45am

Moose and Meat and Marmalade-a behind the scenes look at Culutural Reconciliation
In this workshop Art shares stories behind the scenes of the hit international food show Moosemeat and Marmalade. How a First Nation outdoor bush cook and English classically trained chef and their multi-racial TV crew have bridged cross cultural divides and found common ground through food.

Speakers
avatar for Art Napoleon

Art Napoleon

Art Napoleon is host and co-producer of APTN’s popular show Moosemeat & Marmalade, an internationalfood series that showcases Indigenous foods, traditional knowledge and outdoor cooking techniques. Thisformer chief is as comfortable on a big city stage or boardroom as he is skinning... Read More →


Thursday February 20, 2020 10:45am - 12:00pm
GWH 208

12:30pm

Dances with Decolonization
In this keynote Art delves into some hard realities on topics such as assimilation, institutional racism and abolishment of Indigenous rights. Starting with an historic overview of colonialism and intersected with personal stories of life on a northern "Rez", this Keynote concludes with some practical tips on reconciliation from an indigenous perspective and offers hope for building bridges between worldviews.

Speakers
avatar for Art Napoleon

Art Napoleon

Art Napoleon is host and co-producer of APTN’s popular show Moosemeat & Marmalade, an internationalfood series that showcases Indigenous foods, traditional knowledge and outdoor cooking techniques. Thisformer chief is as comfortable on a big city stage or boardroom as he is skinning... Read More →


Thursday February 20, 2020 12:30pm - 1:45pm
Art Centre Mainstage-117

12:30pm

Environmental Sustainability & Stewardship
The importance of environmental sustainability and stewardship has evolved over the past twenty years. Social awareness has ignited an interest and sense of action in the students. Where does a teacher look for accurate and up to date information for students? This session will focus on Alberta curriculum resources and community supports that are in your region of Alberta. Successful lessons, projects and actions will be shared within the session. Become your students mentor and facilitate stewardship and environmental sustainability in your community.

Speakers
avatar for Paul Bohnert

Paul Bohnert

Innovation in Education has been Paul\'s passion and focus for the past 15 years. Paul has been engaging university, high school and middle school students for 22 years with his project-based learning approach. He has shared his classroom and educational experiences with more than... Read More →


Thursday February 20, 2020 12:30pm - 1:45pm
1435

2:15pm

Moose and Meat and Marmalade-a behind the scenes look at Culutural Reconciliation
In this workshop Art shares stories behind the scenes of the hit international food show Moosemeat and Marmalade. How a First Nation outdoor bush cook and English classically trained chef and their multi-racial TV crew have bridged cross cultural divides and found common ground through food.

Speakers
avatar for Art Napoleon

Art Napoleon

Art Napoleon is host and co-producer of APTN’s popular show Moosemeat & Marmalade, an internationalfood series that showcases Indigenous foods, traditional knowledge and outdoor cooking techniques. Thisformer chief is as comfortable on a big city stage or boardroom as he is skinning... Read More →


Thursday February 20, 2020 2:15pm - 3:30pm
MP Theatre-1400
 
Friday, February 21
 

9:00am

An Educator's Role in Preventing Discrimination and Radicalization that can Lead to Violence
Educator's have an important role to play in the prevention of discrimination and radicalization that can lead to violence; yet this is often a challenging point of engagement with your students. This session will help educator's identify, understand and prevent these behaviors and exchanges. Using information provided by WIC, CCUNESCO and CPRLV, this session will leave you better equipped to take on these conversations in your classrooms. You will leave with access to activities and tools for engaging your students in guided conversations about embracing a welcoming diverse and inclusive environment.

Speakers
DA

Deirdre Ashenhurst

Deirdre has been a member of Red Deer's Welcoming and Inclusive Communities Network (WIC) for three years and one of the two Co-Chairs for 2019. In the spring of 2019 she will be completing her Masters in Leadership and Sustainable Community Development. Deirdre has completed many... Read More →


Friday February 21, 2020 9:00am - 10:15am
2901 B

10:45am

Putting Primary Sources to Work: Historica Canada’s Educational Resources
For students growing up in a society with instant access to information, the ability to read and assess the accuracy of content is an important skill to develop. Working with primary sources offers a means of building inquiry, analysis, and critical thinking skills. This presentation will highlight Historica Canada’s free, bilingual resources designed to guide educators looking to include primary source analysis in classroom activities. Built around the Historical Thinking Concepts, our resources offer inquiry-based learning strategies that incorporate historical evidence into the narratives we teach. Join us to learn about Historica Canada’s resources and develop new strategies for building primary source analysis into your teaching.All Historica Canada resources are free and bilingual. Our education guides are developed in consultation with educators, pedagogical and subject matter experts to ensure that the resources complement provincial and territorial curricula across the country.

Speakers
DG

David Gallant

David holds a PhD in Canadian history from the University of Calgary, with a BA and MA in history from Carleton University. Prior to joining The Canadian Encyclopedia, David worked as a historian in Parks Canada’s Indigenous Affairs and Cultural Heritage Directorate (History and... Read More →


Friday February 21, 2020 10:45am - 12:00pm
1600

10:45am

Let the ideas fly! Bird Puppets Inspire - from math to music!
Get going with classroom ready, curriculum linked, puppet workshop plans on Bird themes. Wendy brings her enthusiasm and experience to ideas for all elementary grades – from kindergarten exploration of the micro-magic of feathers through a shadow puppet project to a story-study on leadership for grade six with giant team-based puppets. The workshop links to books such as the colourful “Owl and the Woodpecker” and “King of Birds” to the classic “Are you my Mother”. See loads of puppets samples, as well as make and move your own take – home puppets.

Speakers
avatar for Wendy Passmore-Godfrey

Wendy Passmore-Godfrey

Artistic Director, W.P. Puppet Theatre Society
Wendy Passmore –Godfrey, BFA , shares her passion and experience in the art of puppetry, through innovative and explorative projects to enhance the artistic, educational and life experiences of young people. She founded WP Puppet Theatre Society (WPTS) in 1991, and continues as... Read More →


Friday February 21, 2020 10:45am - 12:00pm
2205

12:30pm

Indigenous Alberta: The Footsteps of our Ancestors
This workshop will introduce participants to the rich Indigenous cultural and linguistic diversity of Alberta. Topics will include terminology related to identity, recognition of territory, significant ancestral landscapes related to locations of celebrations and traditions that come to life through song and dance. Participants will explore common myths and misconceptions and engage in a brief historical timeline.

Speakers
CS

Cindy Sogge-Schurek

Indigenous Education PD Facilitator -Walking Together, Alberta Teachers Association


Friday February 21, 2020 12:30pm - 1:45pm
2901 A

12:30pm

CANCELLED-Superhero Play and Beyond
Bring your cape and fly into this half session for the opportunity to gather and share tips related to the value of superhero play. Play is the foundational component of young children’s learning and motivation. Because of children’s high motivation to be fully engaged in superhero play, it gives us an opportunity to guide highly emotional value conversations such as right/wrong life/death mercy/justice and beyond. A superhero kit will be provided for each table to use during the session.

Speakers
avatar for Launa Clark

Launa Clark

Owner, Motivention
For over 25 years, Launa has been an engagement specialist, educational consultant, an early child development educator, presenter and innovator. Her passion is working with adults who help find the creative potential with children and families. She has worked a majority of her career... Read More →


Friday February 21, 2020 12:30pm - 1:45pm
2404

2:15pm

The Community of Us
Join best-selling Canadian author Satya Das in exploring a path away from the politics of division and future towards a future that works for us all. We will discuss being and belonging. Building community. Finding common ground and common purpose by working through our differences. Embark on the journey towards a future where we all live together. enjoying freedom from fear and freedom from want. In community, with dignity. In harmony with one another and with the natural world.

Speakers
SD

Satya Das

My fourth book, Us, evokes the teachings of Gandhi, Mandela and King to meet the challenges of our times. I would like to present a session on pluralism and inclusion: finding common ground by exploring our differences. Ultimately, building community by moving beyond the politics... Read More →


Friday February 21, 2020 2:15pm - 3:30pm
2404

2:15pm

Southern African Drumming for Children
In African music, the further south you go on the continent, the more the emphasis is on singing as opposed to drumming and percussion which is prevalent in northern and western Africa. In Namibia, southwest Africa, nomadic communities carry fewer drums and have thus developed ways of making group music without as many drums as in typical drum-circle traditions. Drawing from these methods, we learn and teach students the importance of group listening. In a classroom setting, drum-circles are useful but can pose some challenges. The southern African music techniques require only two drums per classroom and serve as an excellent precursor to full drum-circles. Many schools in Alberta have hand drums and teachers seek different ways to utilize them. Drum-circle resources are available online, but without the basics of group listening, it can be difficult to have such ensembles. This workshop builds the skills of the teachers, who will, in turn, be drumming leaders in their classroom ensembles. Students, in turn, learn to follow the leader until they are confident enough to play themselves. This technique is also great for schools with limited resources because not many drums are required to make music.

Speakers
GP

Garth Prinsonsky

As a native of Namibia with years of experience in promoting African culture and community-building through song, dance and instruments, Garth Prince offers unique music concerts, workshops and residencies to schools and venues across North America. ​His goal is to encourage cultural... Read More →


Friday February 21, 2020 2:15pm - 3:30pm
GWH 161