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Welcome to #MPTC2023!
Convention will be back in person and in a new venue.
We are moving to the Community Knowledge Campus - Charles Spencer and St. Joe’s.
Rooms that begin with CS are at Charles Spencer. Rooms that begin with SJ are at St. Joe’s.
Rooms that are in the 200’s are on the second floor, there are elevators.

ATA President Jason Shilling’s 2023 Convention Greeting

We have a great lineup of Keynote Speakers for everyone to enjoy: Matt Miller (Ditch That Textbook, Tech like a Pirate), Ivan Coyote, Kevin Van Lagen (Prairie Principal), Shari Graydon (Informed Opinions) & Gerry Brooks, who will be joining us virtually.

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Thursday, March 9
 

9:00am MST

Turning Dots Into A Painting CS 143Bogdan Konikowski Make Your Own Tipi SJ 178Phillip Campiou Thinking classrooms for Elementary, Jr. High and High School. CS 224Neil Ashworth Self-Directed Athletic Taping in Sports Medicine SJ 144Maria Smith Bottoms Up - Understanding Canola and Pulses from The Soil Up! CS MOD 6Debra McLennan • Louise Labonte My Life as a Student with ADHD CS 162Danny Bateman Fostering Curiosity Through Questioning SJ 137Amanda Rich • Cheryl Snoble • Lisa Helm La puissance des questions ouvertes en maths (1ère à 3e année) CS 206Renée Michaud Missing Pieces: How to Address Learning Gaps in Your Math Classroom CS MOD 3Nicki Nightingale • Rhonda Giesbrecht MAKING Learning Meaningful: Hands on Activities to Spark Creativity, Ignite Conversations and Promote Problem Solving CS 230Chris Gonsalvez Digital Design and Art for all Students CS 130Darren Maltaids Fostering Scientific Literacy: Empower Student Decision Making in Today’s Society CS MOD 4Helen Yip Drama Productions, From Zero to Hero- Intro, Building a Culture for Students & Parents SJ 181Matt White Trauma and Teaching CS 163Laurie Dirsa Creating a Sustainable Future Together: Engaging Elementary Students in Climate Solutions CS MOD 2Marie Tremblay FASD - Transforming Behaviours into Success! CS 211Jen Duperron-Trydal • Leanne Aspen Experiences Canada - how to apply to, plan for and host an exchange CS MOD 8Stephanie MacKay Looking Ahead to New Adventures SJ 136Alberta Retired Teachers' Association • Lorna Mcllroy Nutrition in the Classroom – Ways to Engage Students with Nutrition Activities SJ 143Jillyan Jay The Art and Science of Memorable Teaching SJ GYMMatt Miller Engagement Through Movement SJ 139Danielle Unger TEACHER VS. WHOLE CLASS MATH GAMES FOR UPPER ELEMENTARY CS MOD 1John Felling Teaching Statistics in Math and Science with Code and Data Science CS MOD 9Jordan Swanson Teaching Recorders and Loving It CS 139Joyce Holoboff Catholic Education: Our Mission SJ 203Archbishop Gerry Pettipas Les voyageurs et la présence des Canadiens-Français en Alberta CS 212Simon Pagé Inkjet Transfer - Increase your Media Options SJ 272Carolyn Walker Beginner Crochet DOUBLE SESSION CS 156Hayley White Curriculum Implementation Planning K-3 SJ 135Diana Smith Understanding UDL Using PBL, CBL and IBL. SJ 147Paul Bohnert Find out more about autism and how to use visuals purposely CS MOD 7Carmen Moore Trauma-Informed Leadership CS 232Rochelle Galeski

10:30am MST

Positive & Negative Space Drawing and Collage CS 143Bogdan Konikowski Where do I start? Differentiated Instruction and Assessment CS 211AAC Facilitator (TBA) Exploring Outcome-based Assessment in a Thinking Classroom. CS MOD 5Nicki Nightingale Big Beautiful Math Problems to Teach the Love of Math Div. 2 CS MOD 3Alicia Burdess Foods Teacher Sharing Session CS 131Darci Carlstad • Wade Greentree • Cindy Hall (Hillier) Financial Wellness 101 CS 207Capital Planning • Elizabeth Walton Motivating Students – Practical Applications of Self-determination Theory CS 162Danny Bateman Utiliser l’image pour engager vos élèves en maths (1ère à 6e année) CS 206Renée Michaud Développer la pensée critique en études sociales SJ 145Marc Farley Digital Skills for Students (Chromebooks etc. What should my students be able to do?) CS 130Darren Maltaids Is climate change racist? Exploring the connections between climate change, racism and reconciliation CS MOD 2Marie Tremblay Teaching Strategies to Promote EDI (Equity, Diversity and Inclusion) in Your Science Classroom CS MOD 4Helen Yip • Bridget Fraser Drama Productions: A Show from Start to Finish SJ 181Matt White Wahkohtowin: Cree Natural Law SJ 178Phillip Campiou Dangerous Language Arts: Supporting Risk-Taking, Curiosity, and Critical Thinking in High School Classrooms SJ 137Liz Harrison ATRF Your Pension Essentials SJ 136Dana Adams The Shop-Your-Pantry Meal Challenge CS MOD 6Debra McLennan • Louise Labonte Students with Scars: Understanding Self Injury CS 163Ariel Haubrich Engineering and Sustainability in First Nations Fish Harvesting Traditions CS MOD 9Jordan Swanson The Attention Switch SJ GYMMatt Miller Basic Fact Mastery For Div 3 Without A Calculator CS MOD 8Roni Kraut Mastering Multiplication - Box Cars Multiplication Games and Strategies CS MOD 1John Felling On With the Show - Ideas for Assemblies, Concerts, and Special Days CS 139Joyce Holoboff President Schilling: Unplugged CS STAIRSJason Schilling Five Marks of the Catholic Schools SJ 203Archbishop Gerry Pettipas Article 23 de la Charte canadienne des droits et libertés (Droits à l’instruction dans la langue de la minorité) : un exemple de droit collectif de la minorité francophone en Alberta CS 212Simon Pagé A Green Screen isn't just for Godzilla! SJ 206Leah Montes

12:30pm MST

Bird Sculpture For The Young Artists CS 143Bogdan Konikowski Innovative Assessment in Middle School SJ 147Paul Bohnert Creating Success Criteria For New Curricular Learning Outcomes CS 211AAC Facilitator (TBA) Big Beautiful Math Problems to Teach the Love of Math Div 1 CS MOD 3Alicia Burdess Construction Strategies and Pedagogy CS 134Jarrod Leach Practical Strategies for Struggling Students CS 161Danny Bateman Redesigning Personal Response SJ 137Liz Harrison L’aisance avec les nombres - 6 actions pour développer la confiance en maths (2e à 6e année) CS 206Renée Michaud Critical thinking for social studies SJ 145Marc Farley Geo Tools, Google Earth and MapsDarren Maltaids Community Science in the Classroom: How to turn your students into real scientists CS MOD 4Helen Yip Acting Techniques & Ensemble Building / Games SJ 181Matt White How to use exercise as a critical piece of programming CS MOD 7Carmen Moore From Anxiety to Empowerment: Engaging Secondary Students in Climate Solutions CS MOD 2Marie Tremblay Embrace Nature CS 208Tammy Novak Tipi Teachings and Balanced Living SJ 178Phillip Campiou ATRF Steps to Receiving Your Pension SJ 136Dana Adams Teaching the New Physical Education and Wellness Curriculum Without Breaking a Sweat (JK, You’ll be Sweating!) EASTLINKEver Active Schools • Health and Physical Education Council Somewhere Over the Rainbow Sticker SJ GYMIvan Coyote LINE ER' UP - Upper Elementary Domino Math Games CS MOD 1John Felling Numeracy and Young Learners: A Developmental Affair CS MOD 8Roni Kraut Data Visualization Exercises for your Classroom CS MOD 9Jordan Swanson Fun and Games in the Music Room CS 139Joyce Holoboff The New Code of Professional Conduct. What is it? How does it affect me? CS STAIRSMyra Rybotycki Scientific Inquiry: A Systematic Approach CS MOD 6Danielle von Hertzberg • Angela Nilsson Make Your Space a Makerspace! SJ 206Leah Montes Tech Like a Pirate: Make Learning Memorable with Tech SJ 243Matt Miller Art with Punch - Primary Art for Non-Majors SJ 272Carolyn Walker Crepes All Day CS 131Darci Carlstad Intermediate Crochet CS 156Hayley White Curriculum Implementation Planning 4-6 SJ 135Diana Smith Mental Health 101: Understanding & Supporting Mental Health and Mental Illness DOUBLE SESSION CS 163Ariel Haubrich

2:00pm MST

Questions School Leaders Ask Teacher Employment Services CS 128Myra Rybotycki Fun With A Palette Knife CS 143Bogdan Konikowski Aligning Current Assessments To New Curriculum CS 211AAC Facilitator (TBA) Students at the White Boards: Teaching with Non-permanent Vertical Surfaces, Random Groups and Interesting Problems. CS 224Neil Ashworth Big Beautiful Math Problems to Teach the Love of Math Div. 3&4 CS MOD 3Alicia Burdess How to Build School-Wide Social Emotional Skills: An Unfolding Ethnography & Framework SJ 137Liz Harrison Amener nos élèves à penser (davantage) en maths (3e à 9e année) CS 206Renée Michaud Engaging Students with Student-Centred Digital Activities CS 130Darren Maltaids Representation Using Picturebooks CS 229Miranda Phillips Technology and EDI (Equity, Diversity and Inclusion): An Introduction to Ozobots, Drones, littleBits, ClassVR and Turing Tumble CS MOD 4Helen Yip • Bridget Fraser Theatre Tech and Design + Budgeting & Revenue SJ 181Matt White Simple Practices for a Joyful Retirement CS 162Danny Bateman How not to burn out in your first 5 years. SJ 136Jo-Ella Stevens Students as Change Makers for Healthy Schools SJ 144Ever Active Schools Tobacco, Vaping & Cannabis in Schools: Supports for Teachers CS 129Virginia Hayes Yoga for Teachers CS 126Kateland Crowe Strings + Beads + Numeracy = Amazing Resource CS MOD 8Roni Kraut Music Listening Comes Alive CS 139Joyce Holoboff Teach Volleyball Skills & Lead-Up Games without EASTLINKJoel Thibault Youth Ministry : What Works SJ 203April Fogle Introduction to Artificial Intelligence for Educators CS MOD 9Jordan Swanson ChatGPT, Chatbots, and Artificial Intelligence in Education SJ 243Matt Miller
 
Friday, March 10
 

9:00am MST

Where Staff Believe They Belong CS 232Nelson Scott Virtual Robot's, Challenges and Competitions CS 234Carson Yarham YMCA Youth and Family Programs CS MOD 10Sarah Watchorn • Angela Dougall • Aaron Teele • Steve Robinson Learning Through Play: Building Executive Function in the JK Classroom SJ 141Jessica Lavallee What is this “Phonemic Awareness” everyone keeps talking about? SJ 137Jessica Whelan La puissance des questions ouvertes en maths (4e à 6e année) CS 206Renée Michaud Micro:bit: Coding in the classroom (Coding and the new curriculum) CS 130Darren Maltaids Language Learning is for Everyone: Basics of American Sign Language CS 162Alina Ovsiy Feelin’ HOT HOT HOT! Intro to Latin Dance. EASTLINKPaul Marlett Rising Writers: A Creative Writing Starter Kit SJ 135Miranda Krogstad Wellness: Run for Fun EVERGREEN PARKAmanda Rich Winter is a Time for Stories SJ 178Phillip Campiou Taoist Tai Chi® arts SJ 273Mary Robertson • Korie-Lyn Northey Concussions 101 SJ 143Sylvia Ciurysek Importance of Rural Education SJ GYMKevin Van Lagen A Magical Math Journey in a Picture Book CS MOD 3Alicia Burdess Gr 7 - Our Greatest Hits: How to Make Canadian History interesting and engaging! Pre-Contact to mid 1700’s SJ 147Joanna Zakus • Nicholle Morrison Promote Yoursef: Resumes and Cover Letters that Get Noticed CS 230Nancy Luyckfassel Integrating STEM and Religion SJ 150Laura Tapson Les centres de mathématiques au primaire M-6 CS 212Jolyane Genest • Alexandra Gravel-Miles EfficienTEACH: Teach Better and Save Time for What Matters Most SJ 243Matt Miller Art on the Cheap (Diminish your Art Room Footprint) SJ 272Carolyn Walker Curriculum Implementation Planning K-3 CS MOD 5Tracie Anthony Learn to Macramé DOUBLE SESSION CS 156Donya Clayton Using Black Holes to Attract Your Students CS MOD 2Laura Pankratz • Farouq Hassanali Energize your Life with Body Awake Yoga CS 126Christina Marlett Training your students for Skills with less stress: build your confidence as a trainer CS 147Colleen Nelson

10:30am MST

12:30pm MST

Built in Rewrites: Most recent evidence of learning while saving you time CS MOD 8Ashley Gagnon Digital Drawing with Adobe Illustrator for Beginners CS 234Ray Hemmingway Let’s Take It Outside! Outdoor Learning 101 CS MOD 4Nicole Chang There is SO Much to Teaching Reading! How Can I Possibly Teach It All? SJ 137Jessica Whelan Word Study in the New ELAL Curriculum (Grades 1-3) SJ 140Karen Filewych Essential skills for teaching PE - Simple things that make a HUGE difference in your teaching - SJ 143Paul Marlett Going Beyond Bohr CS MOD 2Laura Pankratz • Farouq Hassanali Minecraft: Intro, Education world Lessons, Minecraft (Coding lessons) CS 130Darren Maltaids Strategies for supporting Indigenous educators SJ 150Laura Tapson Introduction to Ukrainian CS 162Alina Ovsiy How to Dance a Book SJ 144Christina Marlett Visual Verses: Literary & Visual Arts Fusion SJ 135Miranda Krogstad VOCABULICIOUS! - PRIMARY LITERACY GAMES FOR CENTERS AND WHOLE CLASS INSTRUCTION CS MOD 1Jane Fellling Tips On How To Create An Early Learning Outdoor Classroom… And How to Bring Nature Inside! SJ 141Jessica Lavallee Music Therapy 101: Music for Wellness CS 139Kelsi McInnes Personal Climate and Culture ... It’s Up to You SJ GYMGerry Brooks K-3 ELAL Curriculum - Hints, Tips and Keywords SJ 139Angela DesBarres Gr 8 - Our Greatest Hits: How to Make the Renaissance interesting and engaging! SJ 147Joanna Zakus • Nicholle Morrison Counting Time CS 230Myra Rybotycki Let's French it up! CS 212Angela Lavoie Sing Your Way to Spanish! CS 207Debbie Terceros FREE copy/assign templates and how to make your own SJ 243Matt Miller Leading Without A Name Tag: The 7 Dimensions of Leadership CS 232Kurt Sacher Curriculum Implementation Planning 4-6 CS MOD 5Tracie Anthony Indigenous Worldview in the classroom and beyond SJ 181Omarla Cooke • Loretta Parenteau- English Nitehawk: We Make FUN Happen DOUBLE SESSION NIGHTHAWKJohnathan Clarkson

2:00pm MST

 

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