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Wednesday, August 28
 

8:30am

Registration & Breakfast Snack
Your fabulous day starts at Parkland Composite High School where we invite staff to register, enjoy a continental breakfast and catch up with colleagues prior to our 9:10 start.

Wednesday August 28, 2019 8:30am - 9:10am
Parkland Composite High School

9:10am

9:30am

This Would Be Funny if it Wasn't Happening To Me
A highly sought-after, funny motivational speaker, Jody Urquhart is the author of All Work & No Say, a bestselling book that shattered assumptions that work can’t be rewarding and fun. Jody is passionate about spreading the message of the importance of fun and meaningful work. A motivational speaker for over 19 years, Jody speaks at over 70 organizations and associations every year and is a top keynote speaker. Jody's trademark is to deliver hilarious motivational speeches; humor is a vital part of her audience connection. Jody is the author of the best-selling book All Work & No SAY.  Her mission is to help motivate people to derive more meaning, fun, and satisfaction from their work. Jody is a featured guest speaker for the GE Healthcare Tip-TV program, broadcast in over 2600 healthcare facilities. Her insights and expertise earned her the 2008 Bronze Award in the 29th Annual Telly Awards for excellence in programming this presentation.

Presenters
avatar for Jody Urquhart

Jody Urquhart

Jody Urquhart holds national and international recognition as a motivational speaker for a variety of audiences. She specializes in humour and her purpose is to enhance wellness and perspective. She always delivers the right message to revitalize audiences. Her infectious energy and... Read More →


Wednesday August 28, 2019 9:30am - 10:45am
Parkland Composite High School Gymnasium

10:45am

Break
Wednesday August 28, 2019 10:45am - 11:00am

11:00am

Academic Vocabulary Across the Curriculum
Building academic vocabulary is an essential element for increasing student achievement in all subject areas. In this session, we will explore the vocabulary needs of adolescent learners and offer strategies and activities for incorporating vocabulary instruction into your lessons. 

Presenters
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Barbara Madsen

Literacy Consultant, Grande Yellowhead Public School Division


Wednesday August 28, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
Rm 106 Parkland

11:00am

Assessing Literacy Skills
As teachers, we ask, “How can I improve my students’ achievement in reading comprehension?” Students ask, “How can I get better at reading comprehension?” This session describes how to categorize reading comprehension questions into 5 reading skill categories allowing teachers and students to determine which skills require improvement and how to unpack each skill and determine the alignment to curriculum outcomes.


Presenters


Wednesday August 28, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
Rm 152 Parkland

11:00am

Be the Beyoncé of Tech: A Technology Homecoming
Sick of being in the background of the technology game? Come get some ideas of how to use some tech to help with engagement, assessment,  and problem-solving, within multiple subjects including Language Arts, Science, and Art.  Start to feel at home with using technology, and start to show off more of your creativity. Also will talk a little bit about coding. 

Presenters
avatar for Thomas Meier

Thomas Meier

Grade 2/3 Teacher, Grande Yellowhead Public School Division


Wednesday August 28, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
Rm 195 (Art Room) Parkland

11:00am

Concept-Based Instruction - GYPSD examples
Using the foundations of concept-based teaching, come and see how teachers in GYPSD are teaching using concept attainment strategies.  Primary, middle school and high school examples will be shared. 

Presenters
LF

Laurie Folliot

Teacher, Grande Yellowhead Public School Division
PM

Paula Murphy

Teacher, Grande Yellowhead Public School Division
DM

Debra McKinnon

Teacher, Grande Yellowhead Public School Division


Wednesday August 28, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
Rm 102 Parkland

11:00am

Creating Learning Opportunities That Support How the Brain Learns
Session participants will engage in activities designed to demonstrate the important principles of concept pedagogy. This session will use examples based on secondary education however K-12 teachers are welcome to attend.



Presenters

Wednesday August 28, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
Rm 141 Parkland

11:00am

Du mot à la phrase
An efficient method to teach complete sentences in French would be to use the proper vocabulary with your students: subject, verb, object of a sentence, preposition, adjective, etc. The kindergarten teacher introduces all of this vocabulary thereby teaching the concept of the word and the concept of the sentence. The grade 1 teacher will then be able to review all of the vocabulary and concepts in September. This method has been proven to help French Immersion students to talk, read and write easily in French. The activities can also be applied in a FSL class. All you need are cards (Board maker could be used) and a pocket chart.

Une méthode efficace pour enseigner la phrase complète à vos élèves serait d'utiliser le vocabulaire suivant: sujet, verbe, complément, nom, préposition, etc. L'enseignant(e) de maternelle introduit tout ce vocabulaire ainsi que le concept du mot et de la phrase pour qu'ensuite l'enseignant(e) de 1ere année le révise. Grâce à cette méthode, vos élèves pourront parler, lire et écrire plus facilement en français. Les activités peuvent autant s'appliquer dans la classe d'immersion que de français langue seconde. Tout ce dont vous avez besoin sont des cartes (Board maker ?) et un tableau à pochette.

Presenters
EF

Edith Fafard

Teacher, Grande Yellowhead Public School Division


Wednesday August 28, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
Rm 108 Parkland

11:00am

FSLC Program
We will discuss the role of the Family School Liaison Counsellor in the school and the benefits of the FSLC program to staff and students. We will facilitate a discussion to identify and explore psycho-social-emotional issues that students may face and how these issues may impact students’ academic and personal lives. We will share interventions and strategies that FSLCs use to address some of the issues and we will share ideas for strengthening collaboration between EA’s, teachers, and other school staff.

Presenters
EF

Erica Funk

Family School Liaison Counselor, Grande Yellowhead Public School Division
CB

Cristin Bostrom

Family School Liaison Counselor, Grande Yellowhead Public School Division


Wednesday August 28, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
Rm 17 Pine Grove

11:00am

Full Circle: Understanding Social Implications of Indigenous Realities
This workshop will examine core causes of intergenerational trauma, challenge common myths and misconceptions, as well as explore activities to foster effective relationships with First Nations, Métis and Inuit students, families and community. Participants will explore assimilation strategies that have contributed to many current realities of Indigenous students, families and community. You will gain an increased understanding of physical, mental, social and spiritual impacts, and strength-based initiatives to contribute to the advancement of the reconciliation process.

Presenters
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Crystal Clark

Alberta Teachers Association


Wednesday August 28, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
Rm 101 Parkland

11:00am

Fun With Phonemes
Using the Reading Readiness Screening Tool to guide your Early Literacy Instruction.
Within this session, we will show how to use the results from the Screen to guide your instruction and to guide your RTI.  We will share our favorite resources and practices and show how an Educational Assistant is a vital part of the process. 

Presenters
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Karyn Petty

Teacher, Grande Yellowhead Public School Division
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Betty Douglas

Educational Assistant, Grande Yellowhead Public School Division


Wednesday August 28, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
Rm 5 Pine Grove

11:00am

Growth through the New Professional Practice Standards
With the gift of time, come explore the online interactive self-reflection tool that will support your Professional Growth Plan as it relates to the New TQS or LQS.  Identify your strengths, considerations for growth plan goals and resources to support your plan.

Presenters
RO

Robyn Ord-Boisvert

Leadership Excellence Branch, Alberta Education
KK

Karsten Koch

Leadership Excellence Branch, Alberta Education


Wednesday August 28, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
Rm 145 Parkland

11:00am

How Do I Navigate Technology in GYPSD?
This session is intended for staff who serve as Tech Contacts in schools but certainly not limited to them!  Are you interested in how things operate in the GYPSD Tech Department? Who to connect with for help How to get a log in to a program?   Come and find out about submitting service requests, aligning Smart Boards, accessing programs, the Ed Tech website, how-to book video conferencing and more!

There will be time to ask questions!

Presenters
avatar for Lyle Lee

Lyle Lee

Systems Analyst V, Grande Yellowhead Public School Division


Wednesday August 28, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
Computer Lab 1 Parkland

11:00am

It's Getting Hot in Here!
Fire extinguisher drill for bus drivers.

Wednesday August 28, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
Rm 50 (Common Area) Pine Grove

11:00am

LAPP (Part 1 of 2)
This is a two part seminar.
Please ensure you register for both the 11:00 am Part 1/2 and the 1:00 pm Part 2/2.

Learn more about the Local Authorities Pension Plan! 
Part of the seminar will be understanding and discussing your pension options at retirement.  Please register and log in to the online pension calculator, mypensionplan at www.lapp.ca.
  • Produce and bring to the session, one pension estimate with a relevant retirement date; this will allow you to have your personal data with you when we explain what the different retirement options are. 
  • If you require assistance with the online registration or are not comfortable using the internet please have them call our Member Services Center at 780-391-3527 or toll-free at 1-877-649-LAPP (5277).  
 

Presenters
DK

Donna Kowalchuk

Local Authorities Pension Plan


Wednesday August 28, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
Rm 6 Pine Grove

11:00am

Learn How to Incorporate L4U into your Library Program
This session is geared towards school librarians who use the L4U system.  During the session, you will gain a better understanding of the L4U program and searching OPaC.

Presenters
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Bill Dick

Technology Department, Grande Yellowhead Public School Division


Wednesday August 28, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
Rm 37 (Computer Lab) Pine Grove

11:00am

Literature Circles
The Literature Circle is an effective structure for cooperative learning.  Not only that but it is a vehicle for students to help each other make sense of text. With teacher modeling and support, all students can be successful.  Participants will receive practical strategies for implementing this approach in their classrooms.  This is an opportunity to enhance district literacy initiatives.

Presenters
IH

Irene Heffel

Literacy Consultant


Wednesday August 28, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
Rm 107 Parkland

11:00am

Making Connections – Literature and the Math Curriculum – K-6
This session will focus on some fresh ideas and strategies using already tried and true literature that can engage students in the learning of math concepts.  Recent literature will be shared that will get students to think about math concepts but the math processes or competencies as well.  Reasoning, problem solving and communication will be presented in a visual way that will help encourage students to engage in mathematical discussion.

Presenters

Wednesday August 28, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
Rm 150 Parkland

11:00am

Mental Health Literacy in the Classroom
Mental health literacy is defined as the knowledge, beliefs, and abilities that enable recognition, management, and prevention of mental health problems. We will explore what mental health literacy looks like in the classroom and how B.E.S.T. can support and promote positive mental health in children, youth and families.

Presenters
AD

Amanda Denton

Best Coordinator, Grande Yellowhead Public School Division


Wednesday August 28, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
Rm 103 Parkland

11:00am

MOVE IT, SHAKE IT and MAKE SOME NOISE!!! Infusing Music into Your K- Gr2 Literacy Program
Use music experiences as an engaging vehicle to build vocabulary, deepen understanding and have fun in your Kindie-Grade 2 Classroom.  Please come ready to move, create and laugh at yourself.  Activities will include Halloween, Indigenous Legends and Everyday Kind of Stuff.

Presenters
RD

Rhonda Degerstedt

Music Teacher, Grande Yellowhead Public School Division


Wednesday August 28, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
Rm 136 (Pacer Success Center) Parkland

11:00am

Pear Deck and Flashcard Factory to Deepen and Apply Vocabulary
How Pear Deck and Flashcard Factory is used to encourage engagement and learning.  Flashcard Factory can be linked to Google Classroom making the ideas and definitions available to all students for learning and studying.  

Presenters
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Michelle Andersen

Teacher, Grande Yellowhead Public School Division


Wednesday August 28, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
Rm 20 Pine Grove

11:00am

Physical Literacy
Physical literacy is just as important as reading, writing, and arithmetic.  What is it?  How to better design and deliver programs to support it with a K-6 focus.

Presenters
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Megan Jones

Physical Literacy Advocate, Grande Yellowhead Public School Division


Wednesday August 28, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
Gym Pine Grove

11:00am

Rendre la pensée visible en contexte immersif et dans un programme axé sur les concepts (4 e à la 8 e année)
Comment développer les individus qui peuvent penser, planifier, créer, questionner et s’engager comme apprenants indépendants en langue seconde ? Apprenez comment rendre la pensée visible à travers l’utilisation des routines de pensées qui s’appliquent à différentes matières et à tous les niveaux scolaires. Basé sur l’ouvrage « Making Thinking Visible » (Ritchhart, Church et Morrison) ainsi que Tools for Teaching Conceptual Understanding (Stern), nous explorerons la pensée profonde et comment l’accéder dans un contexte immersif. Parmi une des meilleures pratiques en enseignement, les routines permettent à travailler toutes les compétences langagières dans une seule activité.  Plus de 20 routines seraient partagées. Formant des connexions entre leur vécu et les nouveaux apprentissages, les élèves gardent les traces de leurs pensées. De plus, elles changent le rythme de la classe en encourageant le partage et la collaboration.  En travaillant autant l’écrit que l’oral, (Vers un approche intégrée -Lyster), l’enseignant modélise la pensée à voix haute à travers les différentes routines qui permettent de la réflexion, la pensée profonde et qui devient, par la suite, un excellent outil d’évaluation formative.

Presenters

Wednesday August 28, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
Rm 153 Parkland

11:00am

Self Injury Behaviour in Youth
Exploration of various types of self-injury behaviour, functions of self-injury behaviour, warning signs, prevention strategies in school, strategies and responses. 

Presenters
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Jessica Craig

Family School Liaison Counselor, Grande Yellowhead Public School Division
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Alannah Ruszkowski

Family School Liaison Counselor, Grande Yellowhead Public School Division


Wednesday August 28, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
Rm 18 Pine Grove

11:00am

Sound Equipment Literacy in the Modern School
The goal of this session is to demystify sound equipment for those who need to use it for productions, plays, assemblies, and concerts. Even for those who use it regularly, there are always new tricks to be learned! We will discuss the basic equipment, terminology, processes, and techniques necessary to properly provide sound reinforcement for any event.

Presenters
DR

Dilan Rhodes

Long and McQuade -Pro Audio Rentals


Wednesday August 28, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
Rm 147 Parkland

11:00am

Why Won't These Kids Just Do the Work???
It’s so exasperating when students hand written assignments in late – or don’t bother to do them at all. During this workshop, we’ll invite Secondary teachers to take a step back from the frustration and consider 3 key ideas that might help break the cycle for those students this year. And you might be surprised to discover that these ideas can actually make your teaching life a bit easier too. Win-win! 

Presenters
PL

Pat Lore

Alberta Assessment Consortium


Wednesday August 28, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
Rm 140 Parkland

12:00pm

Hot Lunch
Kick Off 2019 Lunch Menu

Chicken Breast *GF
Carrots, Honey Glazed *GF
Potato, Roasted Baby in garlic butter *GF
Caesar Salad
Garden Fresh Salad *GF
Tray Buns
Dessert Squares
Fruit Platter *GF

*Beyond Sausage (Vegetarian Option-limited amounts available)

*GF = Gluten Free

Thank you to our caterers: IGA Freson Brothers

Wednesday August 28, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Parkland Composite High School: Pacer Dome

1:00pm

A Collaborative Teaching Approach for Integrating Literacy
Building A Strong Classroom Community With Litterature. Promoting a sense of community in the classroom requires time, a desire to create a positive learning environment, and a willingness to make meaningful connections with all students on a daily basis. Building an environment where students feel safe, loved and respected by all is key to student success. This session will introduce new strategies that have been successful in building a strong community in the upper elementary classroom. How to organize PLC time to make the most of RTI and literacy programming while maximizing potential with strong teacher teams.

Presenters
avatar for Meghan Callihoo

Meghan Callihoo

Teacher, Grande Yellowhead Public School Division
I pride myself on creating a strong classroom community that promotes individuality, respect, love, leadership, and confidence amongst my students. I want all of my students to feel safe, loved, and cared for not only by their teacher, but by their peers as well.
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RaeAnne Miller

Teacher, Grande Yellowhead Public School Division


Wednesday August 28, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Rm 195 (Art Room) Parkland

1:00pm

ASEBP Benefits Overview
We offer a wide range of benefits, health and wellness programs and support services to covered members like you.  Whether you’re a new ASEBP covered member or just need a refresher, this information session is for you!
 
In this session, you will learn about:
  • Getting the most from your ASEBP coverage
  • Your Spending Accounts
  • Your Employee & Family Assistance Program
  • Accessing your information through MyASEBP and our mobile app
  • Accessing information on our website

Presenters

Wednesday August 28, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Rm 10 Pine Grove

1:00pm

Campfire Connection
This session will explore the outdoor education program at PCHS.  Included will be how it can be used to build meaningful connections with our students, and promote a lifelong of learning skills in outdoor education. Sharing of outdoor education literacy will also be explored. 

Presenters
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Kandel Vick

Teacher, Grande Yellowhead Public School Division


Wednesday August 28, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Rm 102 Parkland

1:00pm

Creating Learning Opportunities That Support How the Brain Learns
Session participants will engage in activities designed to demonstrate the important principles of concept pedagogy.  This session will use examples based on elementary education however K-12 teachers are welcome to attend. 

Presenters

Wednesday August 28, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Rm 141 Parkland

1:00pm

Get Outside! - The Benefits of Outdoor Learning.
Participants will learn about the Outdoor Learning programming that Sheldon Coates' ECS teachers started this past year. The benefits of outdoor learning in elementary school will be explored, as well as how to fit daily outdoor learning into our already-busy school days. The presentation will look at risky play, imaginative play, nature-based learning, and play-based learning. While geared towards early learning teachers, all are welcome to attend!  

Presenters
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Susan Cota

Kindergarten Teacher, Grande Yellowhead Public School Division
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Michelle Bolay

Principal, Grande Yellowhead Public School Division


Wednesday August 28, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Rm 17 Pine Grove

1:00pm

Indigenous Games
Indigenous games were a part of everyday life for both young and old.  Teaching survival skills and values were the basis of most of these games, and were played by nations all across turtle island.  We will be discussing and participating in various games that can be incorporated into the Physical Education/Daily Physical Activity curriculum at all grade levels.

A variety of game kits will be available to participants...for FREE! "


Presenters
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Renay Woelfing

Manager, Indigenous Relations, Grande Yellowhead Public School Division


Wednesday August 28, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Rm 136 (Pacer Success Center) Parkland

1:00pm

LAPP (Part 2 of 2)
Please ensure you have registered for both Part 1 and Part 2.

Learn more about the Local Authorities Pension Plan!

Please register and log in to the online pension calculator, mypensionplan at www.lapp.ca.
Produce and bring to the session, one pension estimate with a relevant retirement date; this will allow you to have your personal data with you when we explain what the different retirement options are. 
  • If you require assistance with the online registration or are not comfortable using the internet please have them call our Member Services Center at 780-391-3527 or toll-free at 1-877-649-LAPP (5277).  

Presenters
DK

Donna Kowalchuk

Local Authorities Pension Plan


Wednesday August 28, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Rm 6 Pine Grove

1:00pm

Literacy in the Early Years
Beginning literacy is the knowledge and skills that precede learning to read and write. During the pre-school years, children develop language skills that are prerequisite to their later schooling success. Junior Kindergarten teachers face the challenge of creating classrooms that remain play-based yet still prepare students for the literacy-rich world in which they live. This session will explore pre-school language acquisition and how quality programming can help improve children’s language and literacy skills.  

Presenters
BM

Barbara Madsen

Literacy Consultant, Grande Yellowhead Public School Division


Wednesday August 28, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Rm 106 Parkland

1:00pm

Literacy Your Way
Looking through the lens of curriculum, taking bits and pieces out of many different programs is key to developing your own literacy program. Target Audience: Division 1 and applicable for Division 2. 

Wednesday August 28, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Rm 18 Pine Grove

1:00pm

Literature Circles
The Literature Circle is an effective structure for cooperative learning.  Not only that but it is a vehicle for students to help each other make sense of text. With teacher modeling and support, all students can be successful.  Participants will receive practical strategies for implementing this approach in their classrooms.  This is an opportunity to enhance district literacy initiatives.

Presenters
IH

Irene Heffel

Literacy Consultant


Wednesday August 28, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Rm 107 Parkland

1:00pm

Loading.....Please Wait
The session will focus on the ins and outs of computers for transportation staff. 

Presenters
CH

Corey Halabi

Director of Transportation, Corey Halabi


Wednesday August 28, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Rm 50 (Common Area) Pine Grove

1:00pm

Mental Health Literacy in the Classroom
Mental health literacy is defined as the knowledge, beliefs, and abilities that enable recognition, management, and prevention of mental health problems. We will explore what mental health literacy looks like in the classroom and how B.E.S.T. can support and promote positive mental health in children, youth and families.



Presenters
AD

Amanda Denton

Best Coordinator, Grande Yellowhead Public School Division


Wednesday August 28, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Rm 103 Parkland

1:00pm

Mindfulness
Learn how to incorporate mindfulness in the classroom to benefit student learning.  We will explore resources that you can use Monday morning.

Presenters
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Ashley Korogonas

BEST Coach, Grande Yellowhead Public School Division
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Leanne Weik

BEST Coach, Grande Yellowhead Public School Division
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Lisa Beckstead

BEST Coach, Grande Yellowhead Public School Division


Wednesday August 28, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Rm 101 Parkland

1:00pm

Our Shared History, Our Shared Future: A Brief Introduction to Treaties.
This introductory workshop will explore historical and contemporary information and resources relating to numbered treaties within present-day Alberta. Educators will build their understanding of the acknowledgement of land and people, as well as our shared responsibilities to the land and each other. Participants will engage in dialogue and reflect on their professional learning in order to build capacity in treaty education.

Presenters
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Erin Reid

Instructor, Alberta Teachers Association


Wednesday August 28, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Rm 104 Parkland

1:00pm

Planning with the New Professional Practice Standards in Mind
Take this opportunity to explore how to intentionally weave competencies into your planning. There will also be time to explore a variety of tools and resources needed to develop learning opportunities for your students.

Presenters
KK

Karsten Koch

Leadership Excellence Branch, Alberta Education
RO

Robyn Ord-Boisvert

Leadership Excellence Branch, Alberta Education


Wednesday August 28, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Rm 145 Parkland

1:00pm

Power Teacher Pro - The New GUI (Graphical User Interface)
New to Power Teacher Pro? This session will provide an overview of the graphical user interface and give you a chance to learn how to use the program. We will review how to set up your high school classes as well as how to use the program to print class lists, reports, and input assignment codes. There will also be exploration time as well as time for individual questions. 


Presenters
avatar for Amelia Bird

Amelia Bird

Educational Technology Consultant, Grande Yellowhead Public School Division


Wednesday August 28, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Rm 138 Parkland

1:00pm

Rendre la pensée visible en contexte immersif et dans un programme axé sur les concepts (9 e à la 12 e année)
Comment développer les individus qui peuvent penser, planifier, créer, questionner et s’engager comme apprenants indépendants en langue seconde ? Apprenez comment rendre la pensée visible à travers l’utilisation des routines de pensées qui s’appliquent à différentes matières et à tous les niveaux scolaires. Basé sur l’ouvrage « Making Thinking Visible » (Ritchhart, Church et Morrison) ainsi que Tools for Teaching Conceptual Understanding (Stern), nous explorerons la pensée profonde et comment l’accéder dans un contexte immersif. Parmi une des meilleures pratiques en enseignement, les routines permettent à travailler toutes les compétences langagières dans une seule activité.  Plus de 20 routines seraient partagées. Formant des connexions entre leur vécu et les nouveaux apprentissages, les élèves gardent les traces de leurs pensées. De plus, elles changent le rythme de la classe en encourageant le partage et la collaboration.  En travaillant autant l’écrit que l’oral, (Vers un approche intégrée -Lyster), l’enseignant modélise la pensée à voix haute à travers les différentes routines qui permettent de la réflexion, la pensée profonde et qui devient, par la suite, un excellent outil d’évaluation formative.

Presenters

Wednesday August 28, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Rm 153 Parkland

1:00pm

Secretary 4 Overview
We will review a variety of best practices and updates when working with student records including:

Reconciliation of enrollment in PASI, review delivery of online new student records, credentials page in PS for teachers, principals and admin, attendance inquiries from AHS, contact protocols for inquiries or issues with PASI. We will also have time to answer your burning questions and address your concerns for the upcoming school year.

Presenters
avatar for Lyle Lee

Lyle Lee

Systems Analyst V, Grande Yellowhead Public School Division
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Shirley Letawsky

Data Coordinator, Grande Yellowhead Public School Division


Wednesday August 28, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Computer Lab 1 Parkland

1:00pm

Sound Equipment Literacy in the Modern School
The goal of this session is to demystify sound equipment for those who need to use it for productions, plays, assemblies, and concerts. Even for those who use it regularly, there are always new tricks to be learned! We will discuss the basic equipment, terminology, processes, and techniques necessary to properly provide sound reinforcement for any event.

Presenters
DR

Dilan Rhodes

Long and McQuade -Pro Audio Rentals


Wednesday August 28, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Rm 147 Parkland

1:00pm

Tips and Tricks for the Gsuite Environment For Those Who Don't Work In A Classroom
Learn how to be a master at using GMail, calendar, appointments, Google Hangouts, Drive.  We will also take a quick look at how to move your H Drive files to the cloud.

Presenters
JC

John Close

Support Analyst 3, Grande Yellowhead Public School Division


Wednesday August 28, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Rm 37 (Computer Lab) Pine Grove

1:00pm

Understanding VTRA Protocols
This presentation will look at GYPSD Violent Threat Risk Assessment (VTRA) Protocol. It is aimed to boost understanding of the VTRA protocol in how it is related to school and community safety for individuals NOT VTRA trained. 

Presenters
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Crystal Virtanen

Division Psychologist, Grande Yellowhead Public School Division


Wednesday August 28, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Rm 19 Pine Grove

1:00pm

Using Solaro throughout the year - Gr. 4-9
This session will provide strategies for using Solaro formatively throughout the year to support teaching and learning  including creating assignments that focus in on a specific concepts or skills before the learning, as a check for understanding or to provide further practice to be used in class or at home,  using assignments as teaching tools for whole-class discussions on misunderstandings and misconceptions, sharing lessons and questions for whole class or small group discussion and using quizzes to help differentiate learning.

Presenters

Wednesday August 28, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Rm 150 Parkland

1:00pm

Using Solaro throughout the year - Gr.10-12
This session will provide strategies for using Solaro formatively throughout the year to support teaching and learning  including creating assignments that focus in on a specific concepts or skills before the learning, as a check for understanding or to provide further practice to be used in class or at home,  using assignments as teaching tools for whole-class discussions on misunderstandings and misconceptions, sharing lessons and questions for whole class or small group discussion and using quizzes to help differentiate learning.

Presenters

Wednesday August 28, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Rm 152 Parkland

1:00pm

Why Won't These Kids Just Do the Work???
It’s so exasperating when students hand written assignments in late – or don’t bother to do them at all. During this workshop, we’ll invite Secondary teachers to take a step back from the frustration and consider 3 key ideas that might help break the cycle for those students this year. And you might be surprised to discover that these ideas can actually make your teaching life a bit easier too. Win-win! 

Presenters
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Pat Lore

Alberta Assessment Consortium


Wednesday August 28, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Rm 140 Parkland

2:00pm

Break



Wednesday August 28, 2019 2:00pm - 2:15pm

2:15pm

"I Fought the Law" Transportation Guest Speaker
This session is intended for Bus Drivers.  Brad will be going over what his job is and what he looks for when inspecting buses.    

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Wednesday August 28, 2019 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Rm 50 (Common Area) Pine Grove

2:15pm

Attend Today, Achieve Tomorrow!
We know that the more time kids are in school, the more opportunity they have to learn.  Research consistently shows a positive and statistically significant relationship between student attendance and academic achievement, specifically in the areas of mathematics and literacy success (Godfrey, 2010; Easton & Engelhard, 2014).  This presentation will look at positive, cost-free supports for schools looking to boost attendance.  
 

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Crystal Virtanen

Division Psychologist, Grande Yellowhead Public School Division


Wednesday August 28, 2019 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Rm 19 Pine Grove

2:15pm

Big Games for Big Classes
This session will focus on engaging all students in Phys Ed no matter the class size. The session promotes physical literacy by teaching games for understanding principles.  

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Michael Hargas

Teacher, Grande Yellowhead Public School Division
I've been a Teacher for over 5 years. This is my third year as the Central West Regional Representative for the Health and Physical Education Council.


Wednesday August 28, 2019 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Gym Pine Grove

2:15pm

Braiding Indigenous Stories Through Our History-Collective Memories of Forced Assimilation
Participants will engage in an exploration through storytelling of the historical implications of forced assimilation within Canada. The perspectives of First Nations, Métis , Inuit and the Crown are woven throughout this participatory workshop, providing a deeper understanding of the impacts of policies and legislation, and contrasted with examples of resiliency. Participants will gain a better understanding of the historical and contemporary realities of First Nations, Métis and Inuit and learn about initiatives that contribute to reconciliation.

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Erin Reid

Instructor, Alberta Teachers Association


Wednesday August 28, 2019 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Rm 104 Parkland

2:15pm

Brief Insight Into "Visible Learning For Literacy"
This session will highlight presentations from the 2019 Manitoba Reading Association Literacy Conference featuring Nancy Frey.  Other resources for this session are the books by Fisher, Frey and Hattie  "Visible Learning for Literacy" and "Teaching Literacy in the Visible Learning Classroom - Classroom Companion". 

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John Warenycia

Teacher/Retired Storm Trooper, Grande Yellowhead Public School Division



Wednesday August 28, 2019 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Rm 102 Parkland

2:15pm

Creating Learning Opportunities That Support How the Brain Learns
Session participants will engage in activities designed to demonstrate the important principles of concept pedagogy. This session will use examples based on secondary education however K-12 teachers are welcome to attend.

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Wednesday August 28, 2019 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Rm 141 Parkland

2:15pm

Digital Literacy
We are all responsible for teaching our students to be citizens in a digital age. Having these skills will help students socially, emotionally, and academically. Technology has helped us make great strides in helping our students with literacy, accessibility, and creativity and in order to meet our students where they are, we need to continue to be life long learners, especially in the realm of digital literacy. This session will provide an overview of what GYPSD has to help support you and your students in the digital world. We will explore assistive programs to support literacy and communication, resources for digital citizenship, and look at the tools we have to dive into the world of coding at any age and any subject. No experience required! We all start somewhere when it comes to technology.   

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John Close

Support Analyst 3, Grande Yellowhead Public School Division
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Amelia Bird

Educational Technology Consultant, Grande Yellowhead Public School Division


Wednesday August 28, 2019 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Rm 138 Parkland

2:15pm

Finding the Student Spark: Opportunities for School Engagement
Search Institute has developed a concept called “sparks”: the interests and passions young people have within them that light a fire in their lives and express the essence of who they are and what they offer to the world. Our questions: How many students report having a spark, and how many get support for it? How does having a spark influence developmental and academic success?  

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Amanda MacDougall

Family School Liaison Counselor, Grande Yellowhead Public School Division
Thank-you for checking out my session! I am originally from Nova Scotia but I have made Alberta my home since 2002. I have been a Family School Liaison Counselor in Grande Cache since 2008. One of the things l love about working in schools is seeing the creativity from students... Read More →


Wednesday August 28, 2019 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Rm 20 Pine Grove

2:15pm

Go on a Goose Chase!
See how this interactive scavenger hunt platform can enhance lessons and create student engagement in any discipline. Teachers and staff will participate in a sample game to compete for prizes and have fun! Current topics in education, teaching, and learning will be used for game content so a wide range of educators will be able to participate. Bring your smartphone and a sense of humour and be ready to compete!

Target audience - Gr. 5-12 educators.





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Mark Crozier

Principal, Grande Yellowhead Public School Division


Wednesday August 28, 2019 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Rm 10 Pine Grove

2:15pm

Growth through the New Professional Practice Standards
With the gift of time, come explore the online interactive self-reflection tool that will support your Professional Growth Plan as it relates to the New TQS or LQS.  Identify your strengths, considerations for growth plan goals and resources to support your plan.

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Karsten Koch

Leadership Excellence Branch, Alberta Education
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Robyn Ord-Boisvert

Leadership Excellence Branch, Alberta Education


Wednesday August 28, 2019 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Rm 145 Parkland

2:15pm

Indigenous Education Resources - Where Do I start?
This session will support educators in using resources that accurately reflect and demonstrate the strength and diversity of First Nations, Métis, and Inuit. You will learn about culturally responsive resources to increase your capacity in foundational knowledge about First Nations, Métis, and Inuit. In addition, you will leave with tools to consider for critically reviewing First Nations, Métis, and Inuit resources for classroom and professional use.

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Crystal Clark

Alberta Teachers Association


Wednesday August 28, 2019 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Rm 101 Parkland

2:15pm

Literacy and Numeracy in Trades -- How can speaking the language help our students' work place readiness?
Based in a shop setting, participants will work on a small one hour project that will cover several aspects of numeracy and literacy for introductory manufacturing type trades. Participants should come prepared with safety glasses, coveralls or old clothes, and protective footwear. 

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Ryan Hall

Vice Principal, Grande Yellowhead Public School Division


Wednesday August 28, 2019 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Rm 200 (Mechanic Lab) Parkland

2:15pm

Literature Circles
The Literature Circle is an effective structure for cooperative learning.  Not only that but it is a vehicle for students to help each other make sense of text. With teacher modeling and support, all students can be successful.  Participants will receive practical strategies for implementing this approach in their classrooms.  This is an opportunity to enhance district literacy initiatives.

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Irene Heffel

Literacy Consultant


Wednesday August 28, 2019 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Rm 107 Parkland

2:15pm

Mental Health Literacy in the Classroom
Mental health literacy is defined as the knowledge, beliefs, and abilities that enable recognition, management, and prevention of mental health problems. We will explore what mental health literacy looks like in the classroom and how B.E.S.T. can support and promote positive mental health in children, youth and families.



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Amanda Denton

Best Coordinator, Grande Yellowhead Public School Division


Wednesday August 28, 2019 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Rm 103 Parkland

2:15pm

My Maps, Your Maps, Our Maps- Using Google My Maps in the Social Studies Classroom
Join PCHS teacher Sean Sommerfeld for a hands-on session where you will learn how to incorporate Google My Maps in your classroom!  Google My Maps is the same as Google Maps but allows students and teachers to save and share maps.  My Maps has extensive markup and labeling tools for students to use.
Google My Maps supports literacy: students have visual referents to support reading and gain literacy skills in being able to read and create maps. Google My Maps is a great tool for collaboration, and helps teachers meet geography and social studies outcomes in a fun, hands-on way! 

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Sean Sommerfeld

Teacher, Grande Yellowhead Public School Division
Google Certified Educator, Level 1, Level 2Video/AR/VRBlended learning, mapping.


Wednesday August 28, 2019 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Rm 108 Parkland

2:15pm

Rendre la pensée visible en contexte immersif et dans un programme axé sur les concepts (Maternelle - 3e année)
Comment développer les individus qui peuvent penser, planifier, créer, questionner et s’engager comme apprenants indépendants en langue seconde ? Apprenez comment rendre la pensée visible à travers l’utilisation des routines de pensées qui s’appliquent à différentes matières et à tous les niveaux scolaires. Basé sur l’ouvrage « Making Thinking Visible » (Ritchhart, Church et Morrison) ainsi que Tools for Teaching Conceptual Understanding (Stern), nous explorerons la pensée profonde et comment l’accéder dans un contexte immersif. Parmi une des meilleures pratiques en enseignement, les routines permettent à travailler toutes les compétences langagières dans une seule activité.  Plus de 20 routines seraient partagées. Formant des connexions entre leur vécu et les nouveaux apprentissages, les élèves gardent les traces de leurs pensées. De plus, elles changent le rythme de la classe en encourageant le partage et la collaboration.  En travaillant autant l’écrit que l’oral, (Vers un approche intégrée -Lyster), l’enseignant modélise la pensée à voix haute à travers les différentes routines qui permettent de la réflexion, la pensée profonde et qui devient, par la suite, un excellent outil d’évaluation formative.

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Wednesday August 28, 2019 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Rm 153 Parkland

2:15pm

Restorative Practices With Classroom Circles
We will present practical strategies and philosophies for forming communities as a source of restoration and relationship building.  Restorative practices are trauma-informed strategies that reduces repeating behaviours and anxiety in the classroom.  We will demonstrate strategies for creating open dialogue and active listening, how to shift mindset from authoritative to facilitator during circles, maintaining boundaries, and steps to activating restorative circles in the classroom.

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Trina Kwasnitza

Best Coach, Grande Yellowhead Public School Division
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Mikaila Perrino

FSLC, Grande Yellowhead Public School Division


Wednesday August 28, 2019 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Rm 17 Pine Grove

2:15pm

SGF Year End Review and Invoice Entry Web Training
Part 1: School Generated Funds
This part of the session will review the year-end processes and checklist that need to be completed in Kev for our year-end August 31st, 2019. It will also provide a refresher on the monthly process and any other updates as required. There will also be a Kev and cash catalog review for the new school year.

Part 2: Invoice Entry Web
This part of the session will go over how to enter and approve invoices in the invoice entry web. It will outline the requirements on what will be needed in each upload and answer any questions that sectaries may have.




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Sean Nicholson

Grande Yellowhead Public School Division
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Denita Marshall

Finance Team, Grande Yellowhead Public School Division


Wednesday August 28, 2019 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Rm 151 Parkland

2:15pm

Sound Equipment Literacy in the Modern School
The goal of this session is to demystify sound equipment for those who need to use it for productions, plays, assemblies, and concerts. Even for those who use it regularly, there are always new tricks to be learned! We will discuss the basic equipment, terminology, processes, and techniques necessary to properly provide sound reinforcement for any event.

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Dilan Rhodes

Long and McQuade -Pro Audio Rentals


Wednesday August 28, 2019 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Rm 147 Parkland

2:15pm

Supporting English Language Learners
Most English Language Learners are included in mainstream classrooms studying grade-level curriculum. They are acquiring the English language while also learning content. In this session, you will learn how to best support English Language Learners in your classroom, and learn how the Alberta K-12 ESL Proficiency Benchmarks will assist you in identifying and supporting the language development of your students. 

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Barbara Madsen

Literacy Consultant, Grande Yellowhead Public School Division


Wednesday August 28, 2019 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Rm 106 Parkland

2:15pm

The Importance of Play in the Early Years- Presenter- Cristin Murphy (Root & Wings Junior K teacher)
In this session, Cristin will share her experience as a Junior Kindergarten teacher of the Roots & Wings program at Jasper Elementary school. The play based, Waldorf inspired, language-rich program allows students to make sense of their world through active play, and exploration of their environment. There will be plenty of time to ask questions about the Early Learning Curriculum, programming ideas, and activities as well as environmental considerations to support play and exploration for 3 & 4-year-olds.

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Cristin Murphy

Grande Yellowhead Public School Division


Wednesday August 28, 2019 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Rm 18 Pine Grove

2:15pm

Using Solaro throughout the year - Gr. 4-9
This session will provide strategies for using Solaro formatively throughout the year to support teaching and learning  including creating assignments that focus in on a specific concepts or skills before the learning, as a check for understanding or to provide further practice to be used in class or at home,  using assignments as teaching tools for whole-class discussions on misunderstandings and misconceptions, sharing lessons and questions for whole class or small group discussion and using quizzes to help differentiate learning.

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Wednesday August 28, 2019 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Rm 150 Parkland

2:15pm

Using Solaro throughout the year - Gr.10-12
This session will provide strategies for using Solaro formatively throughout the year to support teaching and learning  including creating assignments that focus in on a specific concepts or skills before the learning, as a check for understanding or to provide further practice to be used in class or at home,  using assignments as teaching tools for whole-class discussions on misunderstandings and misconceptions, sharing lessons and questions for whole class or small group discussion and using quizzes to help differentiate learning.

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Wednesday August 28, 2019 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Rm 152 Parkland

2:15pm

Visual Literacy - Sketchnoting Your Way to Success.
Sketchnoting, or visual note-taking, is gaining widespread popularity as an effective and engaging way to take notes and display student learning. Participants will learn how to establish a doodling culture in class with various fun and scaffolded drawing activities. You will also learn about the elements of sketchnoting and how to get over the “But I’m not an artist!” mentality. This is a hands-on session, so come prepared to draw, either on paper or in a digital fashion.

Please bring your Apple iPad Pro and pen if you have it, not required.  

Presenters
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Angela Riggan

Teacher, Grande Yellowhead Public School Division
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Andrea Alderman

Teacher, Grande Yellowhead Public School Division


Wednesday August 28, 2019 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Rm 195 (Art Room) Parkland

2:15pm

Why Won't These Kids Just Do the Work???
It’s so exasperating when students hand written assignments in late – or don’t bother to do them at all. During this workshop, we’ll invite Secondary teachers to take a step back from the frustration and consider 3 key ideas that might help break the cycle for those students this year. And you might be surprised to discover that these ideas can actually make your teaching life a bit easier too. Win-win! 

Presenters
PL

Pat Lore

Alberta Assessment Consortium


Wednesday August 28, 2019 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Rm 140 Parkland

3:15pm

Wrap Up Announcements
Wednesday August 28, 2019 3:15pm - 3:15pm