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Thursday, February 20
 

9:00am

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

Speakers
avatar for Phillip Campiou

Phillip Campiou

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


Thursday February 20, 2020 9:00am - 10:15am
AC 148-Studio C

9:00am

NOT EVERYTHING HAPPENS FOR A REASON
This session will explore the possibility that not everything happens for a reason. When tragedy, grief, loss or disappointment enters our life, we struggle to make sense of it. Sometimes others try to spiritualize our journey with words that do not comfort or bring any peace. We have to choose to give purpose and meaning to our suffering and let God use our pain for a greater good.

Speakers
avatar for Sharleen Thornberry

Sharleen Thornberry

Motivational Speaker
Sharleen Thornberry is a motivational speaker who travels extensively, encouraging others to live their lives with passion and authenticity. She has appeared on many TV shows and is a featured speaker at retreats, conferences and seminars. Sharleen and her husband have been married... Read More →


Thursday February 20, 2020 9:00am - 10:15am
2404

10:45am

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

Speakers
avatar for Phillip Campiou

Phillip Campiou

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


Thursday February 20, 2020 10:45am - 12:00pm
AC 148-Studio C

10:45am

Prophets: Then and now
The Scriptures are filled with dynamic people who responded to a call to speak God’s message to the people. What did they say? Who are our modern day prophets and what is God saying through them?

Speakers
DB

David Bouchard

David started teaching in 1977 and retired in 2008. In 1993 he graduated with a Masters in Theology from Newman Theological College Most of his career he taught  Religious  Studies at High School.  He completed a two year program for Spiritual Direction.  David has been married... Read More →


Thursday February 20, 2020 10:45am - 12:00pm
2205

12:30pm

The "Sixties Scoop": Understanding Implications and Contributing Towards Reconciliation
From the 1950s to the 1990s, thousands of Indigenous children across Canada were apprehended by provincial governments and places with non-Indigenous families, isolating many from Indigenous culture, language and identity. This session will provide educators with an overview of historical and current insights into the “Sixties Scoop”, as well as increased understanding of its legacy, and arguable continues into present day. You will leave this session with an increased understanding of the complexities of the “Sixties Scoop”, including resources and strategies to contribute towards reconciliation.

Speakers
avatar for Terry Lynn Cook

Terry Lynn Cook

Indigenous Education PD Facilitator, ATA
Terry Lynn Cook is a long-time resident Métis of Northern Alberta. She has been an advocate of FNMI Education from her own educational experiences as well as from teaching with the Driftpile First Nations, working as a Lead Administrator of an Outreach School in Slave Lake and completing... Read More →


Thursday February 20, 2020 12:30pm - 1:45pm
2901 B

12:30pm

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

Speakers
avatar for Phillip Campiou

Phillip Campiou

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


Thursday February 20, 2020 12:30pm - 1:45pm
AC 148-Studio C

12:30pm

Unoffendable!
Is it possible to live without offense? This session will explore the pitfalls of offense and offers suggestions on how to live in peace and harmony with co-workers, students, family and friends.

Speakers
avatar for Sharleen Thornberry

Sharleen Thornberry

Motivational Speaker
Sharleen Thornberry is a motivational speaker who travels extensively, encouraging others to live their lives with passion and authenticity. She has appeared on many TV shows and is a featured speaker at retreats, conferences and seminars. Sharleen and her husband have been married... Read More →


Thursday February 20, 2020 12:30pm - 1:45pm
2304

12:30pm

What really causes depression?
"Depression is a common mental disorder. Globally, more than 300 million people of all ages suffer from depression. Depression is the leading cause of disability worldwide, and is a major contributor to the overall global burden of disease." - World Health Organization. If we know the real reason which is behind many superficial reasons causing the depression , we may be open to learn metaphysical method to conquer it and become carefree human beings. This session is to introduce a newborn Buddhism school called: Mind Way or Guanyin Citta Buddhism Practice; it leads audiences to look at the mental problem from metaphysical angle rather than scientific view.

Speakers
avatar for Sandy Cai

Sandy Cai

Teacher, Hunting Hills High School
Sandy Cai is currently teaching Mandarin Chinese and Intercultural Studies at Hunting Hills High School. She received her B.A. degree from Beijing University of Chinese in 1988 and received Master degree of Education from University of Alberta in 1995. She has been studying and practicing... Read More →


Thursday February 20, 2020 12:30pm - 1:45pm
2905

2:15pm

Belief Re-patterning®: Something Different for Professional Development
Struggling for real, practical and effective ways of teaching mindfulness?Finding many of the effective curricular outcomes to be challenging to implement?Looking for an engaging opportunity for your staff that has immediate application across all grade levels and subject areas?Wanting assistance in integrating this into your daily activities, developing a more positive and supportive school culture?Ready to build on the good work that is already happening in your school and expand it to a higher level?Developed by an Albertan Educator, Belief Re-patterning has effectively supported individuals and groups for over 20 years. In 2012 this grassroots movement burst onto the international scene with the publication of Belief Re-patterning: The Amazing Technique for “Flipping the Switch” to Positive Thoughts (Hay House). Described by personal development thought leaders as the “How to Go to” for developing supportive self-talk, it is based solidly in cognitive learning theory, educational psychology and years of practical teaching application.With either a focus on personal development for the staff, or professional development for classroom use, our team of Educational Professionals will tailor a day to meet your needs.Together we will develop and explore practical and easy ways to:Turn problems into stepping stones.Navigate life’s challenges with greater ease.Fall in love with who you see in YOUR mirror.Develop the habit of positive self-talk.And translate your personal learning to directly impact your daily work with children in a practical and step by step way. Model positive self-talk for the children in your sphere of influence.Implement mindfulness into your day to day activities and lessons.Create a foundation structure for the children to use both at school and at home.Your impact is immense, your job a BIG responsibility! The effect of your words, actions and way of BE-ing on the children you are in contact with shapes their lives. Call 587-449-8224 to discuss the options for your school.

Speakers
SC

Suze Casey

Belief Re-patterning: The Amazing Technique for “Flipping the Switch” to Positive Thoughts (Hay House 2012) brought Suze Casey’s unique and evolutionary work to an international audience. Best-selling author, facilitator, speaker, radio show host, master laser-coach and entrepreneur... Read More →


Thursday February 20, 2020 2:15pm - 3:30pm
1303

2:15pm

How to survive and to overcome depression?
If Session one is to reveal the secret of depression. Session two is to learn the Mindy Way or Guanyin Citta Buddhism Practice to toss the depression behind the life and move towards the brightness of the future. Thousands and thousands of people who have been suffering from depression are out of the shadow and become normal through this metaphysical method.Being safe and well is blessing.Being virtuous leads to longevity.Being content is a mark of prosperity.Letting nature take its course is a nobility. This session is also trying to open a new window to examine human fatal illnesses (depression) and is trying to re-define the concept of being happy and healthy in life. In this session, the law of universe will be revealed and further explained (not Newton's law).

Speakers
avatar for Sandy Cai

Sandy Cai

Teacher, Hunting Hills High School
Sandy Cai is currently teaching Mandarin Chinese and Intercultural Studies at Hunting Hills High School. She received her B.A. degree from Beijing University of Chinese in 1988 and received Master degree of Education from University of Alberta in 1995. She has been studying and practicing... Read More →


Thursday February 20, 2020 2:15pm - 3:30pm
2905

2:15pm

Relating Science and Spirituality – Why? Should? Can? How?
Science and spirituality are often characterised as opposing and irreconcilable worldviews. However, there are many people who deeply value both a scientific way of knowing and a spiritual way of knowing. How do people who value both a scientific and a spiritual perspective relate the two together? This was the central question of my doctoral research that involved deep interviews with twelve participants. The session will explore how people understood science and spirituality and how they brought them together in their lived experience. The goal is to develop insight and understanding into how we can truthfully relate science and spirituality in our own lives.

Speakers
RL

Ron Licht

Dr. Ron Licht was a senior high school science and mathematics teacher with the Calgary Board of Education for 25 years before retiring in 2016. During the majority of that time he taught physics, chemistry, science and mathematics classes through a method that he calls Structured... Read More →


Thursday February 20, 2020 2:15pm - 3:30pm
2404
 
Friday, February 21
 

9:00am

The Courage To Believe (with Religious Aspect)
Do you ever feel like there is something more in life or a dream you want to follow, but are too afraid of what others might think or to step out of your comfort zone? What if you truly had to live every day like you were dying, would you want to go back and change things? If you ended up in an emergency room tomorrow fighting for your life, would you have regrets? In 2014, after leaving her policing career, Amanda found herself lost, broken and lacking self confidence. But everything changed in 2017 when Amanda found herself in an emergency room not once, not twice, but four times in 10 months, so sick that doctors didn’t think she would make the night. But that 10 months of misery led her on a remarkable journey of faith, self discovery and inspiration that she will pass onto you in this session. Come hear Amanda's story of resilience, determination, faith, refusal to give up and learning to trust in a higher power.

Speakers
avatar for Amanda Oling

Amanda Oling

Keynote Speaker and President of company, Northern Spirit Productions Inc
Amanda Oling spent 15 years working as a police officer in Alberta. In 2014, after being diagnosed with PTSD, she decided to leave the enforcement world behind and become a motivational and impaired driving prevention speaker. In 3 years, she went from being an unknown speaker to... Read More →


Friday February 21, 2020 9:00am - 10:15am
GWH 173

12:30pm

Tate Wetu (Our Father)
Performed by Namibian choirs and marimba bands regularly,  "Tate Wetu" is a well-known and catchy Namibian traditional spiritual song. Arranged by Garth Prince as part of his African Christmas songs series, the vocal call-and-response and marimba parts are an exciting challenge for Div 2 students. English lyrics translated: "Our Father, you created us to praise you". Complete with movement, drumming, Orff instruments, and sheet music, the workshop enables teachers to learn a traditional Namibian folk song to teach confidently in the music classroom. This is an exciting opportunity to learn from a native Namibian and with Alberta elementary music curriculum experience. Often, the biggest difficulty with arranging non-western music for classrooms is the challenge in maintaining the authentic sound and "spirit" of the songs. Having taught Namibian songs across Alberta for the last six years, Garth has developed a method that involves audio and video resources which teachers can access after the workshop. These resources help with pronunciation, movement, rhythm and much more and are included for free.

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 12:30pm - 1:45pm
GWH 161

12:30pm

Growing in Holiness
This session will explore ways to grow in holiness through prayer and spiritual reading within a Christian perspective. We have many wonderful examples of spiritual leaders who share their wisdom on becoming spiritually mature. Come and find out what they have to offer.

Speakers
DB

David Bouchard

David started teaching in 1977 and retired in 2008. In 1993 he graduated with a Masters in Theology from Newman Theological College Most of his career he taught  Religious  Studies at High School.  He completed a two year program for Spiritual Direction.  David has been married... Read More →


Friday February 21, 2020 12:30pm - 1:45pm
1408

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