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ATAPD WEBINARS 2020-2021
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Wednesday, September 30
 

9:00am MDT

2020 – The Olympics Physical Education & Options Grade 6-8 [Recording Available]
An interactive PowerPoint allows students to select from twenty-four concept-based and project-based modules focused around the Olympic Games. From foods to fashions, art to athletics, projects are designed to engage, entertain and educate students through self-directed activities. Online approval forms, self-assessment forms and formative assessment (Olympic medals) rubrics based on curricular outcomes and Alberta Education learning competencies.

Speakers/Presenters
avatar for Paul Bohnert

Paul Bohnert

CTF/Social Studies/Innovation
Innovation in Education has been Paul's passion and focus for the past 15 years. Paul has been engaging university, high school and middle school students for 23 years with his concept-based and project-based learning approach. He has shared his classroom and educational experiences... Read More →
avatar for Chris Gonsalvez

Chris Gonsalvez

Executive Staff Officer, Professional Development, The Alberta Teachers' Association
Teacher. Administrator. PD Leader. Chris is an executive staff officer with the Alberta Teachers' Association and passionate about working with teachers and being involved in professional development. Spending most of his teaching career in Southern Alberta, he loved being a middle... Read More →



Wednesday September 30, 2020 9:00am - 10:00am MDT
Recording
  Pedagogy For Teaching Online

9:00am MDT

A PLAYful Approach to Learning: Beyond the School Walls Webinar [Recording Available]
Using a PLAYful approach to promote competence, confidence and motivation, this webinar will share and show some fun and practical activities, ideas, and resources to support HPE at-home for all grade levels. As we go through school closures during this COVID-19 pandemic, finding ways to get children and youth learning through activity is key. Come play, learn and share alongside with the PLAY Educator!

DO NOT USE - Use Moderators &...
avatar for Nancy Luyckfassel

Nancy Luyckfassel

Executive Staff Officer, Professional Development, The Alberta Teachers Association
Nancy Luyckfassel is an Executive Staff Officer in the Professional Development Program Area of the ATA. She is a teacher, a wanderer and a wonderer with over 27 years of experience that included: 7 schools, 4 towns, courses in grades K–12, and roles as Assistant Principal and Principal... Read More →

Speakers/Presenters
avatar for Tracy Lockwood

Tracy Lockwood

Tracy Lockwood is known to inspire children, youth, and adults to move, smile, connect, while learning new and fun ways to be physically active and develop physical literacy. Through her many years as a K-12 PE Teacher, HPE Consultant, Athletic Coach and Pro-D Facilitator, she has... Read More →



Wednesday September 30, 2020 9:00am - 10:00am MDT
Recording
  Pedagogy For Teaching Online

9:00am MDT

Detective Case #1: The Mystery of the ATA Library - Your connection to amazing resources to support learning from home [Recording Available]
The Case: The ATA Library staff are no longer in the physical library, but they are still providing service to members. How can that be? What are they doing? Join us for a 30-minute adventure into the virtual library and learn what these mysterious people are doing to support your teaching.

Speakers/Presenters
avatar for Sandra Anderson

Sandra Anderson

Librarian, Alberta Teachers' Association
Sandra is a professional librarian who heads the ATA Library. Sandra’s passion is technological innovation and she applies this interest into all aspects of her work. She is an active voice on social media for the ATA Library and has developed web guides for teachers on dozens of... Read More →
avatar for Chris Gonsalvez

Chris Gonsalvez

Executive Staff Officer, Professional Development, The Alberta Teachers' Association
Teacher. Administrator. PD Leader. Chris is an executive staff officer with the Alberta Teachers' Association and passionate about working with teachers and being involved in professional development. Spending most of his teaching career in Southern Alberta, he loved being a middle... Read More →


Wednesday September 30, 2020 9:00am - 10:00am MDT
Recording
  Pedagogy For Teaching Online

9:00am MDT

Environmental Sustainability and Stewardship [Recording Available]
The importance of environmental sustainability and stewardship has evolved over the past twenty years. Social awareness has ignited an interest and sense of action in the students. Where does a teacher look for accurate and up to date information for students? This session will focus on Alberta curriculum resources and community supports that are in your region of Alberta. Successful lessons, projects and actions will be shared within the session. Become your students’ mentor and facilitate stewardship and environmental sustainability in your community.  This session is geared towards middle school teachers.
The link to the slides is:
https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1c7y9bAnzdQyAySR57jxYIRHplykJX5C0xUKTCBsOiM4/edit?usp=sharinghttps://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1c7y9bAnzdQyAySR57jxYIRHplykJX5C0xUKTCBsOiM4/edit?usp=sharing

DO NOT USE - Use Moderators &...
avatar for Chris Gonsalvez

Chris Gonsalvez

Executive Staff Officer, Professional Development, The Alberta Teachers' Association
Teacher. Administrator. PD Leader. Chris is an executive staff officer with the Alberta Teachers' Association and passionate about working with teachers and being involved in professional development. Spending most of his teaching career in Southern Alberta, he loved being a middle... Read More →

Speakers/Presenters
avatar for Paul Bohnert

Paul Bohnert

CTF/Social Studies/Innovation
Innovation in Education has been Paul's passion and focus for the past 15 years. Paul has been engaging university, high school and middle school students for 23 years with his concept-based and project-based learning approach. He has shared his classroom and educational experiences... Read More →


Wednesday September 30, 2020 9:00am - 10:00am MDT
Recording

9:00am MDT

Essential Ideas in Mathematics 10–12 [Recording Available]
Join us as we take a closer look at the Math Curriculum in 10–12 and answer the following questions:
  • What are the most critical outcomes?
  • Given the new reality, what are high leverage ways we can engage students in these outcomes?

Speakers/Presenters
avatar for Dave Martin

Dave Martin

President, Math Council of Alberta
Dave Martin has a Masters of Mathematics, a Degree in Education, and has a love for prime numbers. He has been teaching for 12 years, during which time, he was nominated for Teacher of Excellence in Alberta, has spoken across North America, and has successfully removed grades in most... Read More →
avatar for Chris Gonsalvez

Chris Gonsalvez

Executive Staff Officer, Professional Development, The Alberta Teachers' Association
Teacher. Administrator. PD Leader. Chris is an executive staff officer with the Alberta Teachers' Association and passionate about working with teachers and being involved in professional development. Spending most of his teaching career in Southern Alberta, he loved being a middle... Read More →


Wednesday September 30, 2020 9:00am - 10:00am MDT
Recording
  Pedagogy For Teaching Online

9:00am MDT

Essential Ideas in Mathematics 3–5 [Recording Available]
Join us as we take a closer look at the Math Curriculum in 3–5 and answer the following questions:
  • What are the most critical outcomes?
  • Given the new reality, what are high leverage ways we can engage students in these outcomes?

Speakers/Presenters
avatar for Dave Martin

Dave Martin

President, Math Council of Alberta
Dave Martin has a Masters of Mathematics, a Degree in Education, and has a love for prime numbers. He has been teaching for 12 years, during which time, he was nominated for Teacher of Excellence in Alberta, has spoken across North America, and has successfully removed grades in most... Read More →
avatar for Chris Gonsalvez

Chris Gonsalvez

Executive Staff Officer, Professional Development, The Alberta Teachers' Association
Teacher. Administrator. PD Leader. Chris is an executive staff officer with the Alberta Teachers' Association and passionate about working with teachers and being involved in professional development. Spending most of his teaching career in Southern Alberta, he loved being a middle... Read More →


Wednesday September 30, 2020 9:00am - 10:00am MDT
Recording
  Pedagogy For Teaching Online

9:00am MDT

Essential Ideas in Mathematics 6–9 [Recording Available]
Join us as we take a closer look at the Math Curriculum in 6–9 and answer the following questions:
  • What are the most critical outcomes?
  • Given the new reality, what are high leverage ways we can engage students in these outcomes?

Speakers/Presenters
avatar for Dave Martin

Dave Martin

President, Math Council of Alberta
Dave Martin has a Masters of Mathematics, a Degree in Education, and has a love for prime numbers. He has been teaching for 12 years, during which time, he was nominated for Teacher of Excellence in Alberta, has spoken across North America, and has successfully removed grades in most... Read More →
avatar for Chris Gonsalvez

Chris Gonsalvez

Executive Staff Officer, Professional Development, The Alberta Teachers' Association
Teacher. Administrator. PD Leader. Chris is an executive staff officer with the Alberta Teachers' Association and passionate about working with teachers and being involved in professional development. Spending most of his teaching career in Southern Alberta, he loved being a middle... Read More →


Wednesday September 30, 2020 9:00am - 10:00am MDT
Recording
  Pedagogy For Teaching Online

9:00am MDT

Four Ways for Students to Elaborate on Their Thinking Using Technology [Recording and Slides Available]
With our focus now on supporting students with the most important concepts and skills remaining in our curriculum this year, it’s important for teachers to know what our students understanding is on key concepts and skills. In this session, participants will have 5 tools and techniques demonstrated to capture student understanding. We will also discuss how best to plan for using these in instruction efficiently and effectively. Tools include: Flipgrid, Google Classroom Question Assignments, Screencastify Submit, and Book Creator.   Slides Link

Speakers/Presenters
avatar for Daniel Maas

Daniel Maas

Executive Staff Officer, Professional Development, The Alberta Teachers Association
Danny Maas is a Staff Officer with ATA in the area of Professional Development. He was previously the Manager of Educational Technology with Edmonton Catholic School Division and has supported teacher professional development for the past 15 years. Danny brings a passion for evidence-based... Read More →


Wednesday September 30, 2020 9:00am - 10:00am MDT
Recording
  Pedagogy For Teaching Online

9:00am MDT

Geeky Extras to Take Fun Learning Further! [Recording Available]
Add Bitmojis to your documents and websites! Add 360 degree images to your class website! Add video and audio to your Google Slides! Learn About the Screencastify Video Editor! Book appointments with Google Forms! Run guided slide lessons with Peardeck! You’ve worked really hard thus far in getting your digital learning environments set up. Let’s finish the week with some fun extensions and learn some geeky techniques that will make your students say WOW! You do NOT have to be a techy teacher to learn and enjoy in this session!

Speakers/Presenters
avatar for Daniel Maas

Daniel Maas

Executive Staff Officer, Professional Development, The Alberta Teachers Association
Danny Maas is a Staff Officer with ATA in the area of Professional Development. He was previously the Manager of Educational Technology with Edmonton Catholic School Division and has supported teacher professional development for the past 15 years. Danny brings a passion for evidence-based... Read More →


Wednesday September 30, 2020 9:00am - 10:00am MDT
Recording
  Pedagogy For Teaching Online

9:00am MDT

Retrieval Practice and Spacing Techniques in Remote Instruction to Strengthen Student Learning [Recording Available]
Retrieval practice and spaced practice have been proven through over 100 years of research to improve comprehension and make learning ‘stick’ such that learners can remember, apply, and transfer their learning to new situations. In this session, we’ll look at several digital tools and practices to implement retrieval practice and spaced practice into your remote teaching.

Speakers/Presenters
avatar for Daniel Maas

Daniel Maas

Executive Staff Officer, Professional Development, The Alberta Teachers Association
Danny Maas is a Staff Officer with ATA in the area of Professional Development. He was previously the Manager of Educational Technology with Edmonton Catholic School Division and has supported teacher professional development for the past 15 years. Danny brings a passion for evidence-based... Read More →


Wednesday September 30, 2020 9:00am - 10:00am MDT
Recording
  Pedagogy For Teaching Online

9:00am MDT

Science – Project-Based & Concept-Based Lessons (Grades 6-9) [Recording Available]
Design a new environmentally sustainable tourist destination, that engages public involvement, considers water and energy consumption, land use, and waste production, while covering content from grade 6-9 science curriculum. This is just one example of how to create new and engaging lessons that cross multiple concepts within your grade 6 - 9 science classes that reinforce skill, knowledge and abilities through practical, meaningful projects. The projects are designed to draw from past experiences and knowledge, and ignite creative and practical approaches to connecting the science curriculum between grade levels and curricular topics.

Speakers/Presenters
avatar for Paul Bohnert

Paul Bohnert

CTF/Social Studies/Innovation
Innovation in Education has been Paul's passion and focus for the past 15 years. Paul has been engaging university, high school and middle school students for 23 years with his concept-based and project-based learning approach. He has shared his classroom and educational experiences... Read More →
avatar for Chris Gonsalvez

Chris Gonsalvez

Executive Staff Officer, Professional Development, The Alberta Teachers' Association
Teacher. Administrator. PD Leader. Chris is an executive staff officer with the Alberta Teachers' Association and passionate about working with teachers and being involved in professional development. Spending most of his teaching career in Southern Alberta, he loved being a middle... Read More →



Wednesday September 30, 2020 9:00am - 10:00am MDT
Recording
  Pedagogy For Teaching Online

9:00am MDT

Sculpting with Cold Porcelain (Fine Arts at Home Teaching) [Recording Available]
Join Laura Mulvey from the Fine Arts Council of the Alberta Teachers’ Association as she shares an excellent way to get students creating at home.   This lesson, adaptable for any age of students, revolves around what you can create with cold porcelain. Cold Porcelain is a medium composed of cornstarch, liquid glue, baby oil and lemon juice. However, don't be fooled by its accessibility. It is listed as an artist's top choice for air dry clay. Included in this lesson is are two videos. One outlines a brief history of sculpture and the other is a demonstration of how to make cold porcelain. Within this session participants will be provided with a lesson with examples and tips for use as well as DIY sculpting tools.

The following links will be referenced during the session:
Cold porcelain recipe and procedure. https://www.wikihow.com/Make-Cold-Porcelain
Sculpture: A Brief History https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lSLyhqNIUKU
Making Cold Porcelain https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OETVbW9jvsc

DO NOT USE - Use Moderators &...
avatar for Chris Gonsalvez

Chris Gonsalvez

Executive Staff Officer, Professional Development, The Alberta Teachers' Association
Teacher. Administrator. PD Leader. Chris is an executive staff officer with the Alberta Teachers' Association and passionate about working with teachers and being involved in professional development. Spending most of his teaching career in Southern Alberta, he loved being a middle... Read More →

Speakers/Presenters
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Laura Mulvey

Fine Arts Council of the Alberta Teachers’ Association


Wednesday September 30, 2020 9:00am - 10:00am MDT
Recording
  Pedagogy For Teaching Online

9:00am MDT

Social Studies – Concept-Based Learning Projects (Grades 6-8) [Recording Available]
Four weeks (12-15 hours) of grade 6-8 social studies curricular content has been designed to engage students during the COVID-19 closure. Each grade level has 4 one-week projects that completes the social studies content for the 2020 school year. An additional supplemental project for each grade level is also included to provide extension opportunities for students.

Grade Level Topics:
  • Grade 6 – Ancient Athens
  • Grade 7 – Canada - Confederation to 1913
  • Grade 8 – Japan – Isolation to Adaptation

Speakers/Presenters
avatar for Paul Bohnert

Paul Bohnert

CTF/Social Studies/Innovation
Innovation in Education has been Paul's passion and focus for the past 15 years. Paul has been engaging university, high school and middle school students for 23 years with his concept-based and project-based learning approach. He has shared his classroom and educational experiences... Read More →
avatar for Chris Gonsalvez

Chris Gonsalvez

Executive Staff Officer, Professional Development, The Alberta Teachers' Association
Teacher. Administrator. PD Leader. Chris is an executive staff officer with the Alberta Teachers' Association and passionate about working with teachers and being involved in professional development. Spending most of his teaching career in Southern Alberta, he loved being a middle... Read More →



Wednesday September 30, 2020 9:00am - 10:00am MDT
Recording
  Pedagogy For Teaching Online

9:00am MDT

Students Love my Grade 6-8 Social Studies Projects! [Recording Available]
Simulations, actualizations and aha-moments are all part of a students experience in social studies classes when project-based and concept-based learning are combined to create fun and entertaining lessons for grade 6 to 8 students. Understanding civic responsibilities, cultural diversity and environmental appreciation are concepts presented and developed through activities that will improve student engagement, performance and appreciation for social interactions within Canada and around the world.

Speakers/Presenters
avatar for Paul Bohnert

Paul Bohnert

CTF/Social Studies/Innovation
Innovation in Education has been Paul's passion and focus for the past 15 years. Paul has been engaging university, high school and middle school students for 23 years with his concept-based and project-based learning approach. He has shared his classroom and educational experiences... Read More →
avatar for Chris Gonsalvez

Chris Gonsalvez

Executive Staff Officer, Professional Development, The Alberta Teachers' Association
Teacher. Administrator. PD Leader. Chris is an executive staff officer with the Alberta Teachers' Association and passionate about working with teachers and being involved in professional development. Spending most of his teaching career in Southern Alberta, he loved being a middle... Read More →


Wednesday September 30, 2020 9:00am - 10:00am MDT
Recording
  Pedagogy For Teaching Online

9:00am MDT

The Beauty and Joy of Mathematics [Recording Available]
Bring some paper/whiteboard, a pencil/marker, and an open mind!! We will start with math on Mars, move to the spooky Recaman spiral, and continue down the spiral of fun mathematics. Whether you teach Grade 1 or Grade 12, there will be something that you can bring to your students the very next day!

Speakers/Presenters
avatar for Dave Martin

Dave Martin

President, Math Council of Alberta
Dave Martin has a Masters of Mathematics, a Degree in Education, and has a love for prime numbers. He has been teaching for 12 years, during which time, he was nominated for Teacher of Excellence in Alberta, has spoken across North America, and has successfully removed grades in most... Read More →
avatar for Chris Gonsalvez

Chris Gonsalvez

Executive Staff Officer, Professional Development, The Alberta Teachers' Association
Teacher. Administrator. PD Leader. Chris is an executive staff officer with the Alberta Teachers' Association and passionate about working with teachers and being involved in professional development. Spending most of his teaching career in Southern Alberta, he loved being a middle... Read More →


Wednesday September 30, 2020 9:00am - 10:00am MDT
Recording
  Pedagogy For Teaching Online

9:00am MDT

Three Ways to Create and Use Digital Flashcard Tools to Develop Vocabulary and Consolidate Learning [Recording and Slides Available]
When used properly as part of the learning process, flashcards can be a very effective way to help students develop subject area vocabulary and background knowledge which can then be used in competency development and transfer of learning across the curriculum. Flashcards are also great for parents and siblings to use in support of their child’s remote learning. In this session, participants will learn to use three different tools in vocabulary development—Quizlet.com, Pear Deck Flashcard Factory and Quizizz.com. Options for print versions of these flash cards will also be shared for students who have limited access to technology at home.   Slides link http://bit.ly/ataflashcards 

Speakers/Presenters
avatar for Daniel Maas

Daniel Maas

Executive Staff Officer, Professional Development, The Alberta Teachers Association
Danny Maas is a Staff Officer with ATA in the area of Professional Development. He was previously the Manager of Educational Technology with Edmonton Catholic School Division and has supported teacher professional development for the past 15 years. Danny brings a passion for evidence-based... Read More →


Wednesday September 30, 2020 9:00am - 10:00am MDT
Recording
  Pedagogy For Teaching Online

9:00am MDT

Branching Forms, Gathering Data, & More [Recording and Slides Available]
While many of you have learned about using Google Forms for auto-graded quizzes, Google Forms has so much more to offer! In this session you will learn how to create a branching form for ‘choose your own adventure’ options based on a user’s selection, how to gather data from students, parents, and others, how to use Forms for appointment booking with the Choice Eliminator 2. Slides link

Speakers/Presenters
avatar for Daniel Maas

Daniel Maas

Executive Staff Officer, Professional Development, The Alberta Teachers Association
Danny Maas is a Staff Officer with ATA in the area of Professional Development. He was previously the Manager of Educational Technology with Edmonton Catholic School Division and has supported teacher professional development for the past 15 years. Danny brings a passion for evidence-based... Read More →


Wednesday September 30, 2020 9:00am - 10:00am MDT
Recording
  Technology Tools & Tips, Google Forms

9:00am MDT

Getting Started with Flipgrid for Student Video Responses [Recording Available]
In this session we look at how to get started with Flipgrid, a great tool to get video-based discussions and student responses. 

Speakers/Presenters
avatar for Daniel Maas

Daniel Maas

Executive Staff Officer, Professional Development, The Alberta Teachers Association
Danny Maas is a Staff Officer with ATA in the area of Professional Development. He was previously the Manager of Educational Technology with Edmonton Catholic School Division and has supported teacher professional development for the past 15 years. Danny brings a passion for evidence-based... Read More →


Wednesday September 30, 2020 9:00am - 10:00am MDT
Recording
  Technology Tools & Tips, Flipgrid

9:00am MDT

Getting Started with Google Classroom [Recording Available]
Are you just getting started with Google Classroom? In this session we’ll go very slow and help you start from square one in getting your Google Classroom set up.

Speakers/Presenters
avatar for Daniel Maas

Daniel Maas

Executive Staff Officer, Professional Development, The Alberta Teachers Association
Danny Maas is a Staff Officer with ATA in the area of Professional Development. He was previously the Manager of Educational Technology with Edmonton Catholic School Division and has supported teacher professional development for the past 15 years. Danny brings a passion for evidence-based... Read More →


Wednesday September 30, 2020 9:00am - 10:00am MDT
Recording
  Technology Tools & Tips, Google Classroom

9:00am MDT

Getting Started with Google Forms Quizzes for Formative or Summative Assessment [Recording Available]
Google Forms quiz mode allows teachers to create autograded quizzes or quizzes with a combination of autograded and manually graded quizzes. These quizzes can contain embedded pictures in questions or answers.

Speakers/Presenters
avatar for Daniel Maas

Daniel Maas

Executive Staff Officer, Professional Development, The Alberta Teachers Association
Danny Maas is a Staff Officer with ATA in the area of Professional Development. He was previously the Manager of Educational Technology with Edmonton Catholic School Division and has supported teacher professional development for the past 15 years. Danny brings a passion for evidence-based... Read More →


Wednesday September 30, 2020 9:00am - 10:00am MDT
Recording
  Technology Tools & Tips, Google Forms

9:00am MDT

Getting Started With Google Hangouts Meet for Video Instruction [Recording Available]
In this session you will learn how to create, schedule, and run video sessions through Google Meet. Whether you’re instructing live with students, meeting with parents, or prefer to record it alone for on-demand student learning, this session will get you started!

Speakers/Presenters
avatar for Daniel Maas

Daniel Maas

Executive Staff Officer, Professional Development, The Alberta Teachers Association
Danny Maas is a Staff Officer with ATA in the area of Professional Development. He was previously the Manager of Educational Technology with Edmonton Catholic School Division and has supported teacher professional development for the past 15 years. Danny brings a passion for evidence-based... Read More →


Wednesday September 30, 2020 9:00am - 10:00am MDT
Recording
  Technology Tools & Tips, Google Hangouts Meet

9:00am MDT

Getting Started with Microsoft Teams for Remote Classroom Learning [Recording and Slides Available]
For teachers using Office 365 with students, Microsoft Teams presents numerous great options for student learning in remote classroom learning. In this session, you’ll learn how to create digital assignments, have classroom discussions, engage in live teaching, and use multiple other tools within the Teams environment to support student learning.

Speakers/Presenters
avatar for Daniel Maas

Daniel Maas

Executive Staff Officer, Professional Development, The Alberta Teachers Association
Danny Maas is a Staff Officer with ATA in the area of Professional Development. He was previously the Manager of Educational Technology with Edmonton Catholic School Division and has supported teacher professional development for the past 15 years. Danny brings a passion for evidence-based... Read More →
avatar for Chris Gonsalvez

Chris Gonsalvez

Executive Staff Officer, Professional Development, The Alberta Teachers' Association
Teacher. Administrator. PD Leader. Chris is an executive staff officer with the Alberta Teachers' Association and passionate about working with teachers and being involved in professional development. Spending most of his teaching career in Southern Alberta, he loved being a middle... Read More →



Wednesday September 30, 2020 9:00am - 10:00am MDT
Recording
  Technology Tools & Tips

9:00am MDT

Getting Started with Screencastify [Recording Available]
Screencastify is a powerful web-based screen recording tool. In this session we’ll look at the basics of how to install and configure it, as well as use this tool and share the videos.

Speakers/Presenters
avatar for Daniel Maas

Daniel Maas

Executive Staff Officer, Professional Development, The Alberta Teachers Association
Danny Maas is a Staff Officer with ATA in the area of Professional Development. He was previously the Manager of Educational Technology with Edmonton Catholic School Division and has supported teacher professional development for the past 15 years. Danny brings a passion for evidence-based... Read More →


Wednesday September 30, 2020 9:00am - 10:00am MDT
Recording
  Technology Tools & Tips, Screencastify

9:00am MDT

Getting Started with Zoom for Virtual Meetings and Instruction [Recording Available]
This session will show  you how to create, schedule, and run video sessions through Zoom. Whether you’re instructing live with students or meeting with parents or colleagues, this session will get you started!

Speakers/Presenters
avatar for Chris Gonsalvez

Chris Gonsalvez

Executive Staff Officer, Professional Development, The Alberta Teachers' Association
Teacher. Administrator. PD Leader. Chris is an executive staff officer with the Alberta Teachers' Association and passionate about working with teachers and being involved in professional development. Spending most of his teaching career in Southern Alberta, he loved being a middle... Read More →


Wednesday September 30, 2020 9:00am - 10:00am MDT
Recording
  Technology Tools & Tips, Zoom

9:00am MDT

Getting Started with Zoom for Virtual Meetings and Instruction [Recording Available]
This session will show  you how to create, schedule, and run video sessions through Zoom. Whether you’re instructing live with students or meeting with parents or colleagues, this session will get you started!

Speakers/Presenters
avatar for Chris Gonsalvez

Chris Gonsalvez

Executive Staff Officer, Professional Development, The Alberta Teachers' Association
Teacher. Administrator. PD Leader. Chris is an executive staff officer with the Alberta Teachers' Association and passionate about working with teachers and being involved in professional development. Spending most of his teaching career in Southern Alberta, he loved being a middle... Read More →


Wednesday September 30, 2020 9:00am - 10:00am MDT
Recording
  Technology Tools & Tips, Zoom

9:00am MDT

Google Classroom - Going Further [Recording Available]
If you have a Google Classroom set up and have been sharing the odd file, link, or video but aren’t sure what else you could do through Google Classroom, this session will share 10 things you can do with students.

Speakers/Presenters
avatar for Daniel Maas

Daniel Maas

Executive Staff Officer, Professional Development, The Alberta Teachers Association
Danny Maas is a Staff Officer with ATA in the area of Professional Development. He was previously the Manager of Educational Technology with Edmonton Catholic School Division and has supported teacher professional development for the past 15 years. Danny brings a passion for evidence-based... Read More →


Wednesday September 30, 2020 9:00am - 10:00am MDT
Recording
  Technology Tools & Tips, Google Classroom

9:00am MDT

Google Classroom - Going Further [Recording Available]
If you have a Google Classroom set up and have been sharing the odd file, link, or video but aren’t sure what else you could do through Google Classroom, this session will share 10 things you can do with students.

Speakers/Presenters
avatar for Daniel Maas

Daniel Maas

Executive Staff Officer, Professional Development, The Alberta Teachers Association
Danny Maas is a Staff Officer with ATA in the area of Professional Development. He was previously the Manager of Educational Technology with Edmonton Catholic School Division and has supported teacher professional development for the past 15 years. Danny brings a passion for evidence-based... Read More →


Wednesday September 30, 2020 9:00am - 10:00am MDT
Recording
  Technology Tools & Tips, Google Classroom

9:00am MDT

GoToWebinar - Making Math Digital in a Remote Learning Environment with EquatIO! [Recording Available]
As many Alberta teachers have access to the Read&Write tool, you may also have access to another tool from Texthelp, EquatIO; the extension for Chrome that helps make math digital and accessible. On Tuesday, April 14th at 1PM Mountain Time, you’ll hear firsthand from the EquatIO Product Manager (Louis Shanafelt) on EquatIO's core features and to hear about the latest updates to EquatIO. Louis will be joined by Will Lewis, Territory Director for Alberta at Texthelp, and Danny Maas from The Alberta Teachers' Association. Whether you’re an EquatIO guru or novice we think you’ll benefit from this EquatIO session.

To register, visit https://text.help/ATAEquatio2

Speakers/Presenters
avatar for Daniel Maas

Daniel Maas

Executive Staff Officer, Professional Development, The Alberta Teachers Association
Danny Maas is a Staff Officer with ATA in the area of Professional Development. He was previously the Manager of Educational Technology with Edmonton Catholic School Division and has supported teacher professional development for the past 15 years. Danny brings a passion for evidence-based... Read More →
avatar for Louis Shanafelt

Louis Shanafelt

EquatIO Product Manager / Evangelist, Texthelp
After spending 20 years in a large urban district as a teacher & administrator, I am excited to be a contributing member of the Texthelp family. I have taught at the elementary level & secondary mathematics, as well as, delivered many hours of professional development to thousands... Read More →


Wednesday September 30, 2020 9:00am - 10:00am MDT
Recording
  Technology Tools & Tips, EquatIO

9:00am MDT

Literacy and Assistive Technology Supports for Students with Google Docs and Read&Write [Recording Available]
There are so many fantastic features which support literacy in Google Docs. There are also excellent add-ons and extensions which further expand the functionality to meet the diverse needs of our students to be more self-reliant and self-directed. We will also look at the great functionality of the Read&Write for Chrome toolbar which provides assistive technologies in Google Docs, websites, as well as numerous markup and typing options on top of PDF documents. In this session we will explore many of these features!

Speakers/Presenters
avatar for Daniel Maas

Daniel Maas

Executive Staff Officer, Professional Development, The Alberta Teachers Association
Danny Maas is a Staff Officer with ATA in the area of Professional Development. He was previously the Manager of Educational Technology with Edmonton Catholic School Division and has supported teacher professional development for the past 15 years. Danny brings a passion for evidence-based... Read More →


Wednesday September 30, 2020 9:00am - 10:00am MDT
Recording
  Technology Tools & Tips, Google Docs

9:00am MDT

Literacy Every Day with Google Docs [Recording Available]
In this session, we’ll explore both the built-in features of Google Docs as well as additional extensions and add-ons which students and teachers can use to support literacy every day, be it in language arts or content literacy in other subjects.

Speakers/Presenters
avatar for Daniel Maas

Daniel Maas

Executive Staff Officer, Professional Development, The Alberta Teachers Association
Danny Maas is a Staff Officer with ATA in the area of Professional Development. He was previously the Manager of Educational Technology with Edmonton Catholic School Division and has supported teacher professional development for the past 15 years. Danny brings a passion for evidence-based... Read More →


Wednesday September 30, 2020 9:00am - 10:00am MDT
Recording
  Technology Tools & Tips, Google Docs

9:00am MDT

Making Google Slides Interactive Learning Spaces with Pear Deck + Free Learning Templates for Slides and Drawings [Recording Available]
Google Slides can be so much more than slide presentations! In this session, we’ll focus on two specific ways to engage students in remote learning with Slides: 1) there are hundreds of free templates using Google Slides (and Drawings) that can provide students an instant multimedia learning canvas; and 2) Pear Deck is a tool that can make any slides (Google Slides or PowerPoint) interactive learning spaces. This can be done live during real-time instruction, or it can be set to a student-paced mode. When done live, it can control which slide students are focused on. Join this session to learn more!


Speakers/Presenters
avatar for Daniel Maas

Daniel Maas

Executive Staff Officer, Professional Development, The Alberta Teachers Association
Danny Maas is a Staff Officer with ATA in the area of Professional Development. He was previously the Manager of Educational Technology with Edmonton Catholic School Division and has supported teacher professional development for the past 15 years. Danny brings a passion for evidence-based... Read More →


Wednesday September 30, 2020 9:00am - 10:00am MDT
Recording
  Technology Tools & Tips, Pear Deck, Google Slides

9:00am MDT

Unleash Student Creativity with the Book Creator App [Recording and Slides Available]
Book Creator is a simple tool for creating awesome digital books. Create your own teaching resources or have your students take the reins. Combine text, images, audio, video, and embedded content from numerous sources to create multimedia books across the curriculum (and in multiple languages)! Create from the Chrome web browser or the iPad app by yourself or collaboratively with others in real time! You’ll be blown away by how easy and feature-filled this tool is, and in this session you’ll learn how to get started as well as access many resources and templates!    Session Slides

Speakers/Presenters
avatar for Daniel Maas

Daniel Maas

Executive Staff Officer, Professional Development, The Alberta Teachers Association
Danny Maas is a Staff Officer with ATA in the area of Professional Development. He was previously the Manager of Educational Technology with Edmonton Catholic School Division and has supported teacher professional development for the past 15 years. Danny brings a passion for evidence-based... Read More →


Wednesday September 30, 2020 9:00am - 10:00am MDT
Recording
  Technology Tools & Tips

9:00am MDT

Using Google in Early Years [Recording and Slides Available]
Empower your early learners with experiences that place learning at their fingertips! G Suite for Education offers incredible digital learning even for our youngest students! Using Google classroom and other Google Apps you will learn how to drag and sort, graphing, represent numbers, and more! Geared toward K-3 teachers, this hands-on session will show numerous examples of how meaningful learning across the curriculum can happen for your young students. Slides link

Speakers/Presenters
avatar for Daniel Maas

Daniel Maas

Executive Staff Officer, Professional Development, The Alberta Teachers Association
Danny Maas is a Staff Officer with ATA in the area of Professional Development. He was previously the Manager of Educational Technology with Edmonton Catholic School Division and has supported teacher professional development for the past 15 years. Danny brings a passion for evidence-based... Read More →


Wednesday September 30, 2020 9:00am - 10:00am MDT
Recording
  Technology Tools & Tips, Google Classroom

9:00am MDT

Using Google Slides as a Digital Learning Canvas With Students [Recording Available]
Google Slides is far more than a presentation tool! In this session you’ll see how to set up Google Slides as virtual math manipulatives, graphic organizers, multimedia documents, and more. Ready-made learning templates across the curriculum created by Alberta teachers will be shared.

Speakers/Presenters
avatar for Daniel Maas

Daniel Maas

Executive Staff Officer, Professional Development, The Alberta Teachers Association
Danny Maas is a Staff Officer with ATA in the area of Professional Development. He was previously the Manager of Educational Technology with Edmonton Catholic School Division and has supported teacher professional development for the past 15 years. Danny brings a passion for evidence-based... Read More →


Wednesday September 30, 2020 9:00am - 10:00am MDT
Recording
  Technology Tools & Tips, Google Slides

9:00am MDT

Using Google Slides as a Digital Learning Canvas With Students [Recording Available]
Google Slides is far more than a presentation tool! In this session you’ll see how to set up Google Slides as virtual math manipulatives, graphic organizers, multimedia documents, and more. Ready-made learning templates across the curriculum created by Alberta teachers will be shared.

Speakers/Presenters
avatar for Daniel Maas

Daniel Maas

Executive Staff Officer, Professional Development, The Alberta Teachers Association
Danny Maas is a Staff Officer with ATA in the area of Professional Development. He was previously the Manager of Educational Technology with Edmonton Catholic School Division and has supported teacher professional development for the past 15 years. Danny brings a passion for evidence-based... Read More →


Wednesday September 30, 2020 9:00am - 10:00am MDT
Recording
  Technology Tools & Tips, Google Slides

9:00am MDT

Using Quizizz.com to Deepen Learning in Google Classroom (or any LMS tool) [Recording Available]
If you like Kahoot, you will LOVE Quizizz.com! In addition to thousands of customizable quiz questions students can use for retrieval practice in deepening learning, we’ll explore both the ‘homework’ and ‘practice’ modes as well as built-in flashcards, and more! This is a wonderful, free, interactive tool that both teachers, students, and parents alike will enjoy!

Speakers/Presenters
avatar for Daniel Maas

Daniel Maas

Executive Staff Officer, Professional Development, The Alberta Teachers Association
Danny Maas is a Staff Officer with ATA in the area of Professional Development. He was previously the Manager of Educational Technology with Edmonton Catholic School Division and has supported teacher professional development for the past 15 years. Danny brings a passion for evidence-based... Read More →


Wednesday September 30, 2020 9:00am - 10:00am MDT
Recording
  Technology Tools & Tips, Quizizz.com

9:00am MDT

Using Screencastify and Google Classroom Together For Remote Instruction [Recording Available]
Screencastify works so well with Google Classroom! Whether you’re recording video messages to your students, providing instructions for a learning activity, capturing a USB document camera, or providing private feedback on a Google Classroom assignment, this session will help you build the skills to use Screencastify in your Google Classroom right away!

Speakers/Presenters
avatar for Daniel Maas

Daniel Maas

Executive Staff Officer, Professional Development, The Alberta Teachers Association
Danny Maas is a Staff Officer with ATA in the area of Professional Development. He was previously the Manager of Educational Technology with Edmonton Catholic School Division and has supported teacher professional development for the past 15 years. Danny brings a passion for evidence-based... Read More →


Wednesday September 30, 2020 9:00am - 10:00am MDT
Recording

9:00am MDT

Using Screencastify and Google Classroom Together For Remote Instruction [Recording Available]
Screencastify works so well with Google Classroom! Whether you’re recording video messages to your students, providing instructions for a learning activity, capturing a USB document camera, or providing private feedback on a Google Classroom assignment, this session will help you build the skills to use Screencastify in your Google Classroom right away!

Speakers/Presenters
avatar for Daniel Maas

Daniel Maas

Executive Staff Officer, Professional Development, The Alberta Teachers Association
Danny Maas is a Staff Officer with ATA in the area of Professional Development. He was previously the Manager of Educational Technology with Edmonton Catholic School Division and has supported teacher professional development for the past 15 years. Danny brings a passion for evidence-based... Read More →


Wednesday September 30, 2020 9:00am - 10:00am MDT
Recording

9:00am MDT

Using Screencastify and Google Classroom Together For Remote Instruction [Recording Available]
Screencastify works so well with Google Classroom! Whether you’re recording video messages to your students, providing instructions for a learning activity, capturing a USB document camera, or providing private feedback on a Google Classroom assignment, this session will help you build the skills to use Screencastify in your Google Classroom right away!

Speakers/Presenters
avatar for Daniel Maas

Daniel Maas

Executive Staff Officer, Professional Development, The Alberta Teachers Association
Danny Maas is a Staff Officer with ATA in the area of Professional Development. He was previously the Manager of Educational Technology with Edmonton Catholic School Division and has supported teacher professional development for the past 15 years. Danny brings a passion for evidence-based... Read More →


Wednesday September 30, 2020 9:00am - 10:00am MDT
Recording

9:00am MDT

Using Texthelp's Read&Write Tools to Support the Remote Learning Environment [Recording Available]
Texthelp's Read&Write can be used by teachers and parents to support diverse learners, in remote learning scenarios, just like they would in the classroom. In this webinar, the why, examples of when and pro tips will be shown for 7 Read&Write tools which can support student independence, enhance student productivity, and streamline teacher communication and feedback.

The webinar will be conducted by Kimberly Nix, Professional Development Manager at Texthelp and Will Lewis, Territory Director of Western Canada at Texthelp.

Even if you cannot join live, make sure you register so that a recording of the webinar can be shared with you afterwards.
Registration Link - https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3491513874096643855

Speakers/Presenters
avatar for Daniel Maas

Daniel Maas

Executive Staff Officer, Professional Development, The Alberta Teachers Association
Danny Maas is a Staff Officer with ATA in the area of Professional Development. He was previously the Manager of Educational Technology with Edmonton Catholic School Division and has supported teacher professional development for the past 15 years. Danny brings a passion for evidence-based... Read More →
avatar for Louis Shanafelt

Louis Shanafelt

EquatIO Product Manager / Evangelist, Texthelp
After spending 20 years in a large urban district as a teacher & administrator, I am excited to be a contributing member of the Texthelp family. I have taught at the elementary level & secondary mathematics, as well as, delivered many hours of professional development to thousands... Read More →


Wednesday September 30, 2020 9:00am - 10:00am MDT
Recording
  Technology Tools & Tips, Assistive Technologies

9:00am MDT

WOW! Engaging Students in Remote Learning with Unique Digital Tools and Activities [Recording and Slides Available]
Would you and your students benefit from some exciting new digital content and tools to capture student interest and spark their passion for learning? In this “Lunch & Learn” session, we’ll explore several digital tools, sites, and activities that are easy to implement and will make your students say, “WOW – that’s so cool!” Leverage this excitement to get students writing, thinking, communicating, and collaborating! Join us live to fill your loot bag with great resources and ideas!  Slides Link

Speakers/Presenters
avatar for Daniel Maas

Daniel Maas

Executive Staff Officer, Professional Development, The Alberta Teachers Association
Danny Maas is a Staff Officer with ATA in the area of Professional Development. He was previously the Manager of Educational Technology with Edmonton Catholic School Division and has supported teacher professional development for the past 15 years. Danny brings a passion for evidence-based... Read More →


Wednesday September 30, 2020 9:00am - 10:00am MDT
Recording
  Technology Tools & Tips

9:00am MDT

Be a Time Saving Wizard with these Magical Tech Extensions, Add-ons, Templates, and Tips! [Recording Available]
In this session we will explore Chrome extensions, Google add-ons, ready-made templates, and tips to make your digital teaching life easier! Cast away ‘tech fatigue’ and build your ultimate productivity potion in this fun, 45-minute session! Session Slides

Speakers/Presenters
avatar for Daniel Maas

Daniel Maas

Executive Staff Officer, Professional Development, The Alberta Teachers Association
Danny Maas is a Staff Officer with ATA in the area of Professional Development. He was previously the Manager of Educational Technology with Edmonton Catholic School Division and has supported teacher professional development for the past 15 years. Danny brings a passion for evidence-based... Read More →


Wednesday September 30, 2020 9:00am - 10:00am MDT
Recording

9:00am MDT

Build Your Bitmoji Virtual Classroom in Google Slides - Step By Step! [Recording & Slides Available]
In recent weeks you may have seen social media postings showing virtual classroom scenes using Bitmoji characters, furniture, and hyperlinks to different educational resources. In this hands-on ‘lunch & learn’ session, we’ll work together step by step to get you started, and numerous educational examples, tips, tricks, and templates will be shared!. Teachers are asked to download the Bitmoji app on their mobile device and create their Bitmoji avatars before the session. Everything else we’ll do together! Slides link

Speakers/Presenters
avatar for Daniel Maas

Daniel Maas

Executive Staff Officer, Professional Development, The Alberta Teachers Association
Danny Maas is a Staff Officer with ATA in the area of Professional Development. He was previously the Manager of Educational Technology with Edmonton Catholic School Division and has supported teacher professional development for the past 15 years. Danny brings a passion for evidence-based... Read More →


Wednesday September 30, 2020 9:00am - 10:00am MDT
Recording

9:00am MDT

Year-End Cleaning Up and Organizing your Google Classrooms, Drive, Calendars, Sites, and More! [Recording & Slides Available]
Throughout these unique and busy times of remote learning, teachers using Google tools have created numerous Google Classrooms, have loads of unorganized files in their Google Drives, have dozens of auto-created Google Calendars, and pages of content on a classroom Google Site. In this ‘lunch & learn’ session, we’ll look at specific ways to manage your Google Classrooms and other tools to be ready for year end and the start of the next school year.  Slide Deck

Speakers/Presenters
avatar for Daniel Maas

Daniel Maas

Executive Staff Officer, Professional Development, The Alberta Teachers Association
Danny Maas is a Staff Officer with ATA in the area of Professional Development. He was previously the Manager of Educational Technology with Edmonton Catholic School Division and has supported teacher professional development for the past 15 years. Danny brings a passion for evidence-based... Read More →


Wednesday September 30, 2020 9:00am - 10:00am MDT
Recording

9:00am MDT

Finding Your Rhythm and Building Endurance [Recording Available]
A school year is a steady marathon and teachers tend to sprint out of the gate because of their innate passion, force of professional character, and conscientiousness. Our amazing desire to achieve can be a flaw in an endurance race; let’s look at how to wrestle with the tension between our need to come out strong and our need to finish the race with a heart full of satisfaction.

PLEASE CHECK-OUT THE FOLLOWING COVID-19 RESOURCES FROM THE ALBERTA TEACHERS' ASSOCIATION. IF YOU NEED TO TALK TO SOMEONE, PLEASE CALL 1-800-232-7208 AND ASK TO SPEAK TO TEACHER EMPLOYMENT SERVICES.

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avatar for Dan Grassick

Dan Grassick

Executive Staff Officer, Professional Development, The Alberta Teachers Association
Dan Grassick (they/them) is an award-winning teacher with a passion for planning engaging learning experiences for students and teachers alike. With diverse leadership experiences that straddle the K-12 education, post-secondary education, and not-for-profit sectors, Dan is always... Read More →

Speakers/Presenters
avatar for Vincent Mireau

Vincent Mireau

Teacher & Counselling Psychologist
Vince Mireau is a clinical/educational psychologist working in the greater Whitecourt, Alberta region. His expertise is in creatively meeting the complex needs of children using play and biologically respectful approaches. He started his teaching career with Edmonton Catholic Schools... Read More →


Wednesday September 30, 2020 9:00am - 10:00am MDT
Recording
  Wellness

9:00am MDT

Health & Wellness in the “New Normal” [Recording Available]
Have you been thinking about how to apply mental health and wellness strategies for students and families, while also recognizing strategies in maintaining yours? How can we meet the needs of diverse learners during this pandemic? Join the Council for Inclusive Education as they explore the first of three major topics that continue to challenge teachers during this “new normal” (Please note session topics are standalone. You can join any or all of the three sessions over the coming weeks).

Please note this session will be facilitated by the ATA’s Council for Inclusive Education executive.

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avatar for Melissa Purcell

Melissa Purcell

Executive Staff Officer, Indigenous Education, Professional Development, Alberta Teachers' Association
Melissa Purcell is Denesuline, born and raised in Edmonton, and a member of Thebatthi in Treaty 8 territory. Melissa is a proud mother of one son and two daughters, and the oldest of her three sisters. Melissa is deeply committed to supporting Indigenous education and advancing truth... Read More →

Speakers/Presenters
avatar for Arlene Foley

Arlene Foley

Council for Inclusive Education, Northwest President
Arlene has been an active member of the Council for Inclusive Education for many years. This is her first year in the role of President and is looking forward to supporting teachers in her region. She is passionate about inclusive education and obtained her graduate degree in Inclusion... Read More →
avatar for Council for Inclusive Education (CIE)

Council for Inclusive Education (CIE)

Council for Inclusive Education, President
MissionSupporting and leading all teachers in building inclusive practices, learning environments and communities.VisionLeading and advocating effectively for professional issues locally and provincially.Goal 1: Enhance communications and networking opportunities for members.Goal... Read More →


Wednesday September 30, 2020 9:00am - 10:00am MDT
Recording
  Wellness

9:00am MDT

Let’s Get Back to Feeling Okay [Recording Available]
When stress is prolonged, extreme, and unpredictable, we require a powerful and realistic plan for feeling okay that is respectful of our unavoidable need to feel like we are going to be alright in body and mind. In this webinar, you will be shown a biologically-respectful way of looking at adult regulation and restoration, and will receive pointers for making your own plan and taking action.

PLEASE CHECK-OUT THE FOLLOWING COVID-19 RESOURCES FROM THE ALBERTA TEACHERS' ASSOCIATION. IF YOU NEED TO TALK TO SOMEONE, PLEASE CALL 1-800-232-7208 AND ASK TO SPEAK TO TEACHER EMPLOYMENT SERVICES.


DO NOT USE - Use Moderators &...
avatar for Dan Grassick

Dan Grassick

Executive Staff Officer, Professional Development, The Alberta Teachers Association
Dan Grassick (they/them) is an award-winning teacher with a passion for planning engaging learning experiences for students and teachers alike. With diverse leadership experiences that straddle the K-12 education, post-secondary education, and not-for-profit sectors, Dan is always... Read More →

Speakers/Presenters
avatar for Vincent Mireau

Vincent Mireau

Teacher & Counselling Psychologist
Vince Mireau is a clinical/educational psychologist working in the greater Whitecourt, Alberta region. His expertise is in creatively meeting the complex needs of children using play and biologically respectful approaches. He started his teaching career with Edmonton Catholic Schools... Read More →



Wednesday September 30, 2020 9:00am - 10:00am MDT
Recording
  Wellness

9:00am MDT

What Can I Do When I Have Little Control? [Recording Available]
Sometimes we simply get stuck. It can be annoying, frustrating, even disturbing. We need ways to either compartmentalize (our superpower as teachers) or process and make sense of what we are experiencing with our bodies and our wits. Together, let’s look at steps you can take for resolving the tension between knowing how good things could be and the degree of powerlessness we are currently experiencing.

PLEASE CHECK-OUT THE FOLLOWING COVID-19 RESOURCES FROM THE ALBERTA TEACHERS' ASSOCIATION. IF YOU NEED TO TALK TO SOMEONE, PLEASE CALL 1-800-232-7208 AND ASK TO SPEAK TO TEACHER EMPLOYMENT SERVICES.


DO NOT USE - Use Moderators &...
avatar for Dan Grassick

Dan Grassick

Executive Staff Officer, Professional Development, The Alberta Teachers Association
Dan Grassick (they/them) is an award-winning teacher with a passion for planning engaging learning experiences for students and teachers alike. With diverse leadership experiences that straddle the K-12 education, post-secondary education, and not-for-profit sectors, Dan is always... Read More →

Speakers/Presenters
avatar for Vincent Mireau

Vincent Mireau

Teacher & Counselling Psychologist
Vince Mireau is a clinical/educational psychologist working in the greater Whitecourt, Alberta region. His expertise is in creatively meeting the complex needs of children using play and biologically respectful approaches. He started his teaching career with Edmonton Catholic Schools... Read More →


Wednesday September 30, 2020 9:00am - 10:00am MDT
Recording
  Wellness

9:00am MDT

Assisting Students and Families to Regulate during the “New Normal” [Recording Available]
It is much easier for teachers to recognize and help regulate students when they are in front of us, but how do we support students and families with regulation through a screen or when we are not even accessible to them? If you are interested in learning about emotional regulation, how to identify dysregulation and what it means to co-regulate, this session might be for you. Join the executive members of the Council for Inclusive Education as they explore emotional regulation and identify strategies for supporting students and their families in transferring the regulation skills students have developed in school to their home environment.

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avatar for Melissa Purcell

Melissa Purcell

Executive Staff Officer, Indigenous Education, Professional Development, Alberta Teachers' Association
Melissa Purcell is Denesuline, born and raised in Edmonton, and a member of Thebatthi in Treaty 8 territory. Melissa is a proud mother of one son and two daughters, and the oldest of her three sisters. Melissa is deeply committed to supporting Indigenous education and advancing truth... Read More →

Speakers/Presenters
avatar for Arlene Foley

Arlene Foley

Council for Inclusive Education, Northwest President
Arlene has been an active member of the Council for Inclusive Education for many years. This is her first year in the role of President and is looking forward to supporting teachers in her region. She is passionate about inclusive education and obtained her graduate degree in Inclusion... Read More →
KH

Kelly Huck

Council for Inclusive Education, ATA
avatar for Council for Inclusive Education (CIE)

Council for Inclusive Education (CIE)

Council for Inclusive Education, President
MissionSupporting and leading all teachers in building inclusive practices, learning environments and communities.VisionLeading and advocating effectively for professional issues locally and provincially.Goal 1: Enhance communications and networking opportunities for members.Goal... Read More →


Wednesday September 30, 2020 9:00am - 10:00am MDT
Recording
  Wellness  Pedagogy For Teaching Online
 
Saturday, November 7
 

11:00am MST

Interrupting, Disrupting, and Countering Single Stories [Recording Available]

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avatar for DEHR Antiracism and Antioppression Speaker Series

DEHR Antiracism and Antioppression Speaker Series

Alberta Teachers' Association
During the 2020-21 school year, the ATA will offer a series of webinars to provide teachers with pedagogical and leadership professional development related to Antiracism and Antioppression Education. All webinars will be recorded and will be made available as video, audio, and text... Read More →

Speakers/Presenters
avatar for Muna Saleh

Muna Saleh

Assistant Professor, Faculty of Education, Concordia University of Edmonton
I am an Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Education at Concordia University of Edmonton (CUE), former Elementary and Secondary school teacher, and the author of “Stories We Live and Grow By: (Re)Telling Our Experiences as Muslim Mothers and Daughters.” I have grown up in Edmonton/Amiskwaciwâskahikan... Read More →



Saturday November 7, 2020 11:00am - 12:00pm MST
Recording
  Antiracism
 
Saturday, December 5
 

11:30am MST

Considering the Emotionality of Antiracist Education [Recording Available]
Research literature on antiracist education suggests that teachers benefit from strategies that help them reflect upon and respond to racist comments, texts, and videos; defensive emotional responses from students, colleagues, and themselves; and their growing awareness of how (unfortunately) ordinary and common racist attitudes and behaviours are in their classrooms, schools, and communities. In the second session of the DEHR Antiracism and Antioppression Speaker Series, Dr. Cathryn van Kessel will weave together key research from social psychology and education, her research with preservice and early career teachers, as well as her secondary and postsecondary teaching experience to provide participants with concepts and strategies they can use to better prepare for the emotionally-charged situations that often accompany antiracist educational encounters.

This is the second in a series of webinars that will be offered during the 2020-21 school year to provide teachers with pedagogical and leadership professional development related to Antiracism and Antioppression Education. All webinars will be recorded and will be made available as video, audio, and text files for you to access at your convenience. If you have any questions about this series, please email Dan Grassick, the ATA's Diversity, Equity and Human Rights (DEHR) lead. 

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avatar for DEHR Antiracism and Antioppression Speaker Series

DEHR Antiracism and Antioppression Speaker Series

Alberta Teachers' Association
During the 2020-21 school year, the ATA will offer a series of webinars to provide teachers with pedagogical and leadership professional development related to Antiracism and Antioppression Education. All webinars will be recorded and will be made available as video, audio, and text... Read More →

Speakers/Presenters
avatar for Cathryn van Kessel

Cathryn van Kessel

Assistant Professor, Social Studies
Cathryn van Kessel is an Assistant Professor at the University of Alberta in Secondary Social Studies Education. As a secondary school teacher, Cathryn taught junior and senior high social studies and Latin for a decade, and now teaches social studies curriculum and instruction classes... Read More →



Saturday December 5, 2020 11:30am - 12:30pm MST
Recording
  Antiracism
 
Saturday, January 9
 

1:30pm MST

Teaching Difficult Histories: Challenging but Necessary Conversations for Social Justice [Recording Available]
“Difficult histories” are “historical narratives and other forms (learning standards, curricular frameworks) that incorporate contested, painful and/or violent events into regional, national or global accounts of the past” (Epstein & Peck, 2018, p. 1). Over the past several years, calls to examine the legacies of people and events in Canada’s past have gained increased awareness in the public eye, including in curricula and schools. In the third session of the DEHR Antiracism and Antioppression Speaker Series, Dr. Carla Peck will explore why teaching and learning difficult histories is among the most complicated and necessary concerns for history education, particularly for developing justice-oriented citizens. If Canada is to protect, maintain, and grow its status as a healthy democracy, it requires a well-educated, engaged citizenry with the capacity to critically engage with such issues.

This is the third in a series of webinars that will be offered during the 2020-21 school year to provide teachers with pedagogical and leadership professional development related to Antiracism and Antioppression Education. All webinars will be recorded and will be made available as video, audio, and text files for you to access at your convenience. If you have any questions about this series, please email Dan Grassick, the ATA's Diversity, Equity and Human Rights (DEHR) lead. 

DO NOT USE - Use Moderators &...
avatar for DEHR Antiracism and Antioppression Speaker Series

DEHR Antiracism and Antioppression Speaker Series

Alberta Teachers' Association
During the 2020-21 school year, the ATA will offer a series of webinars to provide teachers with pedagogical and leadership professional development related to Antiracism and Antioppression Education. All webinars will be recorded and will be made available as video, audio, and text... Read More →

Speakers/Presenters
avatar for Carla Peck

Carla Peck

Professor, Elementary Education, University of Alberta
Carla Peck is Professor of Social Studies Education in the Faculty of Education at the University of Alberta and is the Director of the Thinking Historically for Canada’s Future SSHRC Partnership Grant. She researches teachers’ and students’ understandings of democratic concepts... Read More →



Saturday January 9, 2021 1:30pm - 2:30pm MST
Recording
  Antiracism
 
Sunday, January 31
 

11:00am MST

Amplifying Black Voices- A conversation with the Black Teachers’ Association [Recording Available]
What began 10 months ago when a handful of Black teachers asked themselves, “Who represents the voice of Black teachers in the province?” has grown into the Black Teachers Association (BTA) of Alberta; a network of 50+ Black educators and 100+ allies from all corners of the province! BTA members are united by a shared commitment to amplify the voices of Black students and teachers and a passion to make Alberta’s classrooms, schools, and communities more inclusive and socially just. February is Black History Month. What better way to spend part of your convention meeting members of the BTA and learning about Black history, culture, arts, and community? All are welcome.

This is the fourth in a series of webinars that will be offered during the 2020-21 school year to provide teachers with pedagogical and leadership professional development related to Antiracism and Antioppression Education. All webinars will be recorded and will be made available as video, audio, and text files for you to access at your convenience. If you have any questions about this series, please email Dan Grassick, the ATA's Diversity, Equity and Human Rights (DEHR) lead. 

DO NOT USE - Use Moderators &...
avatar for DEHR Antiracism and Antioppression Speaker Series

DEHR Antiracism and Antioppression Speaker Series

Alberta Teachers' Association
During the 2020-21 school year, the ATA will offer a series of webinars to provide teachers with pedagogical and leadership professional development related to Antiracism and Antioppression Education. All webinars will be recorded and will be made available as video, audio, and text... Read More →

Speakers/Presenters
avatar for Matthew Sauer

Matthew Sauer

A Conversations With the Black Teachers' Association
Born and raised in Calgary, Matt Sauer has been teaching High School ELA in the Calgary Catholic School District for 13 years. His father of German descent was also born in Calgary while his mother moved to Calgary with her family from Trinidad. He has always gravitated to his West... Read More →
avatar for Andrew Parker

Andrew Parker

Co-Founder, A Conversation with the Black Teachers' Association
Andrew G. Parker (BA, BEd) is a 20 year community basketball coach in Edmonton and he is also the Director of the 11th annual Pride of the North Basketball Tournament in North Edmonton. Andrew is also a member of the University of Alberta Golden Bears basketball alumni and a former... Read More →
avatar for Gail-Ann Wilson

Gail-Ann Wilson

A Conversation with the Black Teachers' Association
Gail-Ann Wilson is a Social Studies Curriculum Resource Writer and teacher with eighteen years of senior high experience for Edmonton Public Schools. She is a diversity, equity and social justice educator, professional development presenter, and a member of the Black Teachers Association... Read More →
avatar for Sarah Adomako Ansah

Sarah Adomako Ansah

Co-Founder, Black Teachers' Association
avatar for E. Patrick Powell

E. Patrick Powell

A Conversation with the Black Teachers' Association
E. Patrick Powell, is a Jamaican Canadian and veteran teacher. After completing his BEd from the University of Alberta in 1982, Powell taught at Victoria School in Edmonton. In 1987, he completed an MEd at Oregon State University and started teaching at Harry Ainlay High School where... Read More →


Sunday January 31, 2021 11:00am - 12:00pm MST
Recording
  Antiracism
 
Friday, February 5
 

11:00am MST

How did we get here? Understanding the basics of anti-racism [Recording Available]
How have we arrived at this moment of reckoning with race and racism in our schools and what should we do now? This session will include a brief introduction to critical social justice pedagogy and critical race theory which will help teachers and school leaders begin to understand how to engage constructively in anti-racist pedagogy with direct application for their classrooms.

This presentation was offered at the 2021 teachers' conventions and is the fifth in a series of webinars that will be offered during the 2020-21 school year to provide teachers with pedagogical and leadership professional development related to Antiracism and Antioppression Education. All webinars will be recorded and will be made available as video, audio, and text files for you to access at your convenience. If you have any questions about this series, please email Dan Grassick, the ATA's Diversity, Equity and Human Rights (DEHR) lead. 

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DEHR Antiracism and Antioppression Speaker Series

Alberta Teachers' Association
During the 2020-21 school year, the ATA will offer a series of webinars to provide teachers with pedagogical and leadership professional development related to Antiracism and Antioppression Education. All webinars will be recorded and will be made available as video, audio, and text... Read More →

Speakers/Presenters
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Dr. Farha Shariff

Understanding the Basis of Anti-Racism, University of Alberta PhD
Farha Shariff, PhD   @drfarha077 on Twitter & InstagramIntersectional feminist / unapologetic critical social justice and anti-racist educator / educational consultantDaughter of immigrants, mama to three bossy women who will run the world one day. Closet nerd, academic and prof... Read More →


Friday February 5, 2021 11:00am - 12:30pm MST
Recording
  Antiracism
 
Saturday, March 13
 

11:00am MST

It’s time to get real about antiracism! [Recording Available]
Building off the "How did we get here?" session that Dr. Shariff presented at this year's teachers conventions, this webinar will introduce some of the more challenging concepts and misconceptions that teachers and school leaders need to grapple with if they want to be effective antiracist educators.

This session is a follow-up to the sessions Dr. Shariff presented at this year's teachers' conventions. It is highly recommended that you watch the recording of her first presentation before participating in this session.

This is the sixth in a series of webinars that will be offered during the 2020-21 school year to provide teachers with pedagogical and leadership professional development related to Antiracism and Antioppression Education. All webinars will be recorded and will be made available as video, audio, and text files for you to access at your convenience. If you have any questions about this series, please email Dan Grassick, the ATA's Diversity, Equity and Human Rights (DEHR) lead. 

DO NOT USE - Use Moderators &...
avatar for DEHR Antiracism and Antioppression Speaker Series

DEHR Antiracism and Antioppression Speaker Series

Alberta Teachers' Association
During the 2020-21 school year, the ATA will offer a series of webinars to provide teachers with pedagogical and leadership professional development related to Antiracism and Antioppression Education. All webinars will be recorded and will be made available as video, audio, and text... Read More →

Speakers/Presenters
avatar for Dr. Farha Shariff

Dr. Farha Shariff

Understanding the Basis of Anti-Racism, University of Alberta PhD
Farha Shariff, PhD   @drfarha077 on Twitter & InstagramIntersectional feminist / unapologetic critical social justice and anti-racist educator / educational consultantDaughter of immigrants, mama to three bossy women who will run the world one day. Closet nerd, academic and prof... Read More →


Saturday March 13, 2021 11:00am - 12:30pm MST
Recording
  Antiracism
 
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