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Thursday, February 20
 

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

9:00am

E-Liability 2.0: Mitigating Risk in the Digital Age
Increasingly teachers are facing employment discipline resulting from their use of school computers, laptops, Internet connections and cellphones. The use of social networking sites are also resulting in disciplinary action of teachers by employers. How do teachers use technology without jeopardizing their career? Teachers can also be victims of surreptitious monitoring and recording. What rights and responsibilities do teachers have with respect to issues of recording, cyber-harassment and cyber-libel directed at them by students, parents or colleagues?

Speakers
avatar for Elissa Corsi

Elissa Corsi

Executive Staff Officer, Member Services, Alberta Teachers' Association
Elissa is an Executive Staff Officer in the Association's Member Services program area. She worked as a teacher and administrator in Alberta schools, both English and French Immersion, before joining the ATA.


Thursday February 20, 2020 9:00am - 10:15am
1435

9:00am

Invisible Waste: Air quality lesson plans from TELUS World of Science Edmonton
This 2.5 hour session will introduce you to the science of air quality and offer ways of bringing this important topic into your classroom through hands-on activities and inquiry-based experimentation. We will learn about common air pollutants, their impact on our health and the environment, how we can measure and monitor air pollution, and where we can find reliable air quality data for Alberta. Workshop participants will receive several free resources including a series of air quality lesson plans, a PocketLab Air sensor (up to $300 value), materials lists for all activities, teacher's resources, and much more! Come learn how these resources can be applied in your classroom in support of the Alberta science curriculum for grades 4, 7, 9, and Science 30. Please bring a laptop/phone/iPad for the workshop.

Speakers
VC

Vanessa Carias

Vanessa finished her PhD at the University of Alberta in the Department of Medical Genetics this past summer. During her time in university she volunteered with Let’s Talk Science where she was a coordinator responsible for teaching science demonstrations and organizing outreach... Read More →



Thursday February 20, 2020 9:00am - 12:00pm
1328

9:00am

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.

Speakers
avatar for TJ Hartel

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 →


10:45am

Flip that SMART Board...with SMART Learning Suite Online! (BYOD)
Place learning rightly (and literally) into the hands of students! SMART’s easy-to-use online activity creation tools engage students, amplify class conversations, and provide formative assessment data. Create interactive activities quickly. “Hand out” materials to student devices for individual or collaborative completion. Collaboratively consider ideas on-the-fly as they’re captured to your board from student devices. Challenge students to show what they know and reflect together to construct new understandings.Manage SLSO activities directly from Google Drive. Insert interactive content into GSuite files. Link files to your Google Classroom... and your students become supported with customized content 24/7.

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 10:45am - 12:00pm
2301

10:45am

Emotional Intelligence, the Power of Connection
According to the World Economic Forum, Emotional Intelligence (E.I.) will be one of the top ten workplace skills by 2020. This presentation examines the factors that created the conditions leading E.I. to become so crucial in our rapidly changing workplaces. We will look at some background info about E.I. and examine why for many managers, emotional intelligence is more highly valued than I.Q. or technical ability. We will explore why rapidly advancing technological changes will make E.I. skills increasingly important and sought after. Next, we'll be looking at workplace and societal changes that have ushered in the emotional intelligence era and the speaker will unpack and examine one of the most widely used E.I. assessment tools in use today using stories, humour and real world examples. Harvey brings emotional intelligence to life in the real world in an easily understandable and enjoyable manner. The audience will learn applicable techniques to increase their E.I. throughout their daily activities. Harvey enjoys interacting with the audience which enhances the learning tools he teaches.

Speakers
HD

Harvey Deutschendorf

CEO, Harmony House Press
Harvey Deutschendorf is an emotional intelligence expert, speaker and internationally published author of The Other Kind of Smart, Simple Ways to Boost Your Emotional Intelligence for Greater Personal Effectiveness and Success. He is a regular contributor to FAST COMPANY and writes... Read More →


Thursday February 20, 2020 10:45am - 12:00pm
2601

12:30pm

Using iPads and Apple tools for student learning and assessment
In this session, participants will develop an understanding of how to use Apple Tools (Keynote, Pages and Clips), dictation and accessibility tools on the iPad. These tools will open up a world of possibilities of how students can demonstrate their learning in addition to ways that it can differentiate your instruction. We will dig into the resource, Everyone Can Create , which has ideas and lessons that teachers can integrate into their classroom to make student learning more engaging.Participants will walk away feeling they have a thorough understanding of Keynote, Clips and Pages in addition the dictation and accessibility tools, and walk away with a lesson or idea that they will want to incorporate into their classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Rachael Stone

Rachael Stone

Grade 4 Teacher & Tech Lead, O’Chiese First Nation School
Rachael Stone has been an educator for 10 years, teaching in Ontario, Northern Manitoba and Alberta. She currently works at O'Chiese First Nation School, where she is starting her fourth year as a Grade 4 Teacher and Technology Lead. She has a passion for educational technology and... Read More →



Thursday February 20, 2020 12:30pm - 1:45pm
2503
 
Friday, February 21
 

9:00am

Where in the World - Incorporating Global Voices in Your Classroom
In this workshop, participants will be introduced to the Centre for Global Education’s educational approach through hands-on learning experiences. Educators will explore integration of Global Connections, and the importance of global conversations in the classroom, school, and society. The approach used by the Centre for Global Education (CGE) is an inquiry-based and collaboratively-focused process for building background knowledge on significant global issues. Through online activities and expert-led video conference connections, CGE uses a knowledge-to-action approach to learning and student engagement to arrive at understandings of and solutions to local, national, and global issues. CGE’s suite of resources will be shared with participants, as they frame student learning experiences. Opportunities for reflection, debrief, and open exchange of ideas and practices will occur.

Speakers
SF

Sarah Flynn

Sarah Flynn is the Program Director for the Centre for Global Education. She has a BSc in Molecular Genetics, an MA in Sociology, and is currently completing a PhD in Sociology at the University of Alberta. Sarah has worked in both biomedical and clinical research with the Department... Read More →


Friday February 21, 2020 9:00am - 10:15am
1435

9:00am

Social Studies and Data Analysis
In this session we will look at how you can incorporate government open data and data from other sources into your social studies class. You will be introduced to Callysto, a free online platform that is capable of engaging data visualizations, big data processing, coding, and text formatting. We'll use curriculum-aligned resources, and help you create or edit modules of your own if you are interested.

Speakers
avatar for David Hay

David Hay

Callysto Ambassador, Cybera
David Hay taught high school science and technology courses for ten years, was a consultant for seven years in the areas of technology and innovation, and most recently taught Grade 6. He is currently on a one-year leave working for Cybera on the Callysto project.


Friday February 21, 2020 9:00am - 10:15am
2401

9:00am

The Science Pawdcast
What's a podcast? How do you start a podcast? How could a podcast be useful to your class? Could your students start a podcast? Jason will answer these questions, but also give you some fun stories of his own experience in setting up "The Science Pawdcast"- a growing podcast which mixes dogs and science! The Science Pawdcast has a section called "Ask an Expert" and he has interviewed some fascinating people such as Cara Santa Maria from Bill Nye Saves the World, Sarafina Nance an astrophysicist, Dr. Donald Henderson a palaeontologist and Gideon from I've Pet That Dog!

Speakers
avatar for Jason Zackowski

Jason Zackowski

Zed Science
Jason Zackowski is a science/chemistry teacher with LTCHS and currently the curriculum leader for Science there. He has done “Extreme-Science” videos with 106.7 the Drive, a radio station, and currently delivers high octane Science Assemblies to Central Alberta Schools. He is... Read More →


Friday February 21, 2020 9:00am - 10:15am
2305

9:00am

CANCELLED-How to Build a Better Mousetrap!
How to Build a Better Mousetrap! - Using Ramps and Pathways to build a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Curriculum. This is a completely hands-on half-day session where participants will work with a kit of materials to engineering a fully functioning “mousetrap”. In this session, we use the theory of STEM curriculum to explore the value and tools of using ramps and pathways to help build a foundational experience in these sciences. A mousetrap 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 9:00am - 12:00pm
2404

10:45am

Education for the Real World
EVERFI believes in educating the whole child and designs online resources in the areas of applied STEM & career exploration, social-emotional learning, health & wellness and financial literacy. The online resources are aligned to AB curriculum outcomes and are cost-free due to community partners like the NHL & United Way.

Speakers
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Leila Pullum

Based in Calgary, Leila currently works as the Sr. Implementation Manager for Alberta at EVERFI. Previously, Leila taught elementary school for four years in a traditional classroom in both urban and rural settings and three years online. She now manages all of the school implementation... Read More →


Friday February 21, 2020 10:45am - 12:00pm
2305

10:45am

Teaching Math and Science with Data Science and Computational Thinking
The ability to process information in an analytical way is becoming increasingly important, and educators are encouraged or expected to incorporate more coding and data analytics into their teaching. Callysto is a free online platform designed for students in Grades 5 to 12. It is capable of engaging data visualizations, big data processing, coding, and text formatting.Teachers will be introduced to the federally-funded Callysto platform, and will be able to explore Python-based modules developed for teaching outcomes in math, science, and other subjects. We will talk about how to incorporate these into your teaching, and help you create or edit modules for other outcomes if you are interested.

Speakers
avatar for David Hay

David Hay

Callysto Ambassador, Cybera
David Hay taught high school science and technology courses for ten years, was a consultant for seven years in the areas of technology and innovation, and most recently taught Grade 6. He is currently on a one-year leave working for Cybera on the Callysto project.


Friday February 21, 2020 10:45am - 12:00pm
2401

10:45am

An Apple A Day: How technology & the Internet affect Health & Wellness
Technology and the world-wide-web have opened up the world to connection, information and entertainment, but oh what a tangled web! Did you know that all this texting, tweeting and selfie-taking are having a major impact on your health? Be it email, Facebook, gaming or Googling, our brains, bodies and bank accounts are paying the price for the digital demand. This session will talk about how technology changes our relationships, our thoughts and our behaviors and how we can make sure it is for the good. We will review the basics of staying safe online, and recognize the importance of staying well online…because there’s no app for that.

Speakers
avatar for Ariel Haubrich

Ariel Haubrich

Consultant/ Trainer/ Private Practitioner, Knowledge is Power: Consulting & Wellness Services
Ariel Haubrich works in school & community mental health as a counsellor and program manager, and also as a consultant, presenter and private practitioner with government, businesses, teams and individuals working toward personal and organizational development. She is a Certified... Read More →


Friday February 21, 2020 10:45am - 12:00pm
1439

10:45am

Electrify Learning!
Learn how to hack and electrify learning in your classroom with the Makey Makey! Imagine being able to make your word walls talk, create quick reaction quiz games, turn your stories into interactive adventures and more! Students of all abilities and ages can become innovative designers using everyday classroom objects!

Speakers
avatar for Trisha Roffey

Trisha Roffey

Trish is a teacher and Emerging Technology Consultant for Edmonton Catholic Schools in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada with B.Ed, and a Master degree in Educational Technology (MET). In this role, Trish specializes in supporting teachers and students from K-12 to explore makerspace, assistive... Read More →


Friday February 21, 2020 10:45am - 12:00pm
2503

12:30pm

Data Science in Elementary School
The ability to process information in an analytical way is becoming increasingly important, and educators are encouraged or expected to incorporate more coding and data analytics into their teaching. Callysto is a free online platform designed for students in Grade 5 and up. It is capable of engaging data visualizations, big data processing, coding, and text formatting.Teachers will be introduced to the federally-funded Callysto platform, and will be able to explore Python-based modules developed for teaching outcomes in elementary science, math, and social studies. We will talk about how to incorporate these into your classroom, and help you create or edit modules for other outcomes if you are interested.

Speakers
avatar for David Hay

David Hay

Callysto Ambassador, Cybera
David Hay taught high school science and technology courses for ten years, was a consultant for seven years in the areas of technology and innovation, and most recently taught Grade 6. He is currently on a one-year leave working for Cybera on the Callysto project.


Friday February 21, 2020 12:30pm - 1:45pm
2401

12:30pm

Creating a Technology-Infused Classroom
This workshop will share the Substitution, Augmentation, Modification and Redefinition (SAMR) model with teachers to facilitate technology implementation in their classrooms. Integrating technology not only addresses 21st-century skills but also meets the Teaching Quality Standard of Alberta and the eight cross-curricular competencies. This workshop provides opportunities to gain confidence, knowledge and best practices to move forward in planning for the classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Tom Stones

Tom Stones

Association Instructor, Alberta Teachers' Association
ATA Association Instructor Grade 8 teacher at Innisfail Middle School in Innisfail


Friday February 21, 2020 12:30pm - 1:45pm
1328

12:30pm

Explore, Create and Play! (Free, engaging, hands-on tools for your classroom)
In this session, participants will have HANDS ON experience with a number of engaging kits to promote interactive learning. Throughout the time, you will have an opportunity to EXPLORE, CREATE and PLAY! Any member can sign out all demonstrated kits and books FREE from the ATA library. Participants should come armed with a mobile device to navigate the association library and begin requesting materials before they leave the workshop!

Speakers
avatar for Chris Gonsalvez

Chris Gonsalvez

Executive Staff Officer, Professional Development, Alberta Teachers' Association
Chris is an Executive Staff Officer in Professional development with the Alberta Teachers' Association. He is passionate about teaching, hands on classroom experiences, and co-learning with other educators. Prior to joining the Association in 2018, he was a principal in Lethbridge... Read More →



Friday February 21, 2020 12:30pm - 1:45pm
2006F Makerspace

12:30pm

Me Screen!
Have you heard of a green screen? Well how about a ME screen. In this session you will become the green screen and be able to create amazing digital stories, news reports, music videos, and travel t-shirts!

Speakers
avatar for Trisha Roffey

Trisha Roffey

Trish is a teacher and Emerging Technology Consultant for Edmonton Catholic Schools in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada with B.Ed, and a Master degree in Educational Technology (MET). In this role, Trish specializes in supporting teachers and students from K-12 to explore makerspace, assistive... Read More →


Friday February 21, 2020 12:30pm - 1:45pm
2503

2:15pm

Critical Creativity with Google
Are you ready to use the Google Tools for more than just slideshare and word processing? This session will help you explore intentional creativity in the classroom using Google Apps as well as give you the gift of hundreds of new templates and tools to use this school year. You will learn tips, tricks, and geeky extras to launch creativity in your classroom!

Speakers
avatar for Trisha Roffey

Trisha Roffey

Trish is a teacher and Emerging Technology Consultant for Edmonton Catholic Schools in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada with B.Ed, and a Master degree in Educational Technology (MET). In this role, Trish specializes in supporting teachers and students from K-12 to explore makerspace, assistive... Read More →


Friday February 21, 2020 2:15pm - 3:30pm
2501

2:15pm

La techno, j'en mange… et j'emprunte!
Au cours de cette séance, les participants pourront MANIPULER du matériel faisant partie d’une variété de trousses conçues pour promouvoir l’apprentissage interactif. Tout au long de la séance, vous aurez l’occasion d’EXPLORER, de CRÉER et de JOUER! Tout membre de l’ATA peut emprunter les trousses et livres présentés lors de la séance GRATUITEMENT auprès de la bibliothèque de l’ATA. Il est suggéré aux participants de se munir d’un appareil mobile afin de pouvoir naviguer dans le site de la bibliothèque de l’ATA et commencer à réserver des ressources avant même de quitter l’atelier!

Speakers
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Monique Gravel

Executive Staff Officer, Professional Development, Alberta Teachers' Association
Monique Gravel is an Executive Staff Officer in the Association's Professional Development program area and is the ATA's lead on teacher education and certification. Prior to joining the ATA in 2013, Monique worked as a teacher and guidance counsellor with Conseil scolaire Centre-Nord... Read More →


Friday February 21, 2020 2:15pm - 3:30pm
2006F Makerspace

2:15pm

Inclusive Communities through Global Encounters Centre
Centre for Global Education (CGE) has partnered with United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) and UNESCO to create Inclusive Education projects. Aimed at creating supportive and inclusive communities and schools for youth, these partnerships bring together students and educators from across Canada and around the world to learn with and from each other. CGE’s knowledge-to-action model, grounded in project-based, collaborative learning works in the service of creating more inclusive, student-centered learning environments. In this workshop, participants will engage in hands-on learning experiences as they are introduced to the Centre for Global Education’s educational approach, including building background knowledge on a significant global issues and guiding students to understand and propose solutions to local, national, and global issues.

Speakers
SF

Sarah Flynn

Sarah Flynn is the Program Director for the Centre for Global Education. She has a BSc in Molecular Genetics, an MA in Sociology, and is currently completing a PhD in Sociology at the University of Alberta. Sarah has worked in both biomedical and clinical research with the Department... Read More →


Friday February 21, 2020 2:15pm - 3:30pm
1435

2:15pm

Integrating Curriculum while Engaging Students with Voice and Choice!
This session will focus on the interesting connections you can make between course curriculum and brainstorm the possibilities of collaborating with other teachers to create powerful learning environments. I will present and show a couple sample projects I have created in the past and talk about how I integrate the curriculum to create a well rounded learning experience for all in a very purposeful manner. The interesting thing about this session is how the project is planned around outcomes from more than one course but uses student voice and choice to help engage the learner. I have seen observed interesting changes in my students implementing these projects over the years and I am looking forward to sharing my observations with others who are interested in this teaching style.

Speakers
avatar for Tia Vandermeer

Tia Vandermeer

Teacher, Wolf Creek School Division
My teaching philosophy is based heavily around delivering a classroom environment that reaches every single learner in a 21st-century teaching style. We work heavily together figuring out our learning styles. Once we find our strengths we continue to grow in these areas. Next, we... Read More →


Friday February 21, 2020 2:15pm - 3:30pm
2304