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Thursday, February 22
 

09:30

High School Honour Band
Topic:The Honour Ensemble is a hands-on two-day clinic of rehearsals, workshops and performances featuring Southern Alberta band and choral students, and special guest conductors
Summary:The Honour Ensemble is a hands-on two-day clinic of rehearsals, workshops and performances featuring Southern Alberta band and choral students, and special guest conductors. We are honoured to have Dennis Prime to lead the band. Stop in to watch Dennis Prime lead this talented group of local students. The schedule will be as follows: Thursday 22nd 9:30 - 11:30 First rehearsal (Band - W470, Choir - RH) 12:30 - 2:30 Tutti (Band - W470, Choir - RH) 2:30 - 2:45 Break 2:45 - 4:30 Tutti (Band - W470, Choir - RH) Friday 23rd 9:30-11:30 Tutti (Band - University Theater, Choir - RH) 1:30 - 2:00pm Band Dress Rehearsal (University Theatre) 2:30-3:30 SWATCA special closing event performance

Speakers
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Dennis Prime

DENNIS PRIME is a well known clarinetist, conductor, educator and arts administrator. He has served as Dean of Music at the renowned New World School of the Arts in Miami, Florida as well as on the faculties of Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, the University of Wisconsin... Read More →


Thursday February 22, 2018 09:30 - 15:30
W 470

09:30

High School Honour Choir
The Honour Ensemble is a hands-on two-day clinic of rehearsals, workshops and performances featuring Southern Alberta band and choral students, and special guest conductors
Summary:The Honour Ensemble is a hands-on two-day clinic of rehearsals, workshops and performances featuring Southern Alberta band and choral students, and special guest conductors. We are honoured to have Geoffrey Boers to lead the choir. Stop in and watch Geoffrey in action as he leads this talented group of local students. The schedule is as follows Thursday 22nd 9:30 - 11:30 First rehearsal (Band - W470, Choir - RH) 12:30 - 2:30 Tutti (Band - W470, Choir - RH) 2:45 - 4:30 Tutti (Band - W470, Choir - RH) Friday 23rd 9:30-11:30 Tutti (Band - University Theater, Choir - RH) 12:30-1:30 Choir dress rehearsal (University Theater) 2:30-3:30 SWATCA special closing event performance

Speakers
GB

Geoffrey Boers

performance Biography:Geoffrey Boers is Director of Choral Activities at the University of Washington in Seattle, a program widely recognized as forward thinking, unique, and of great distinction.


Thursday February 22, 2018 09:30 - 15:30
W 470

10:30

Fine Arts Meet & Greet
This session will include an overview of the Alberta Teacher's Association Fine Arts Council, the Southern Alberta Regional Fine Arts Council, SARFAC, an overview and Q&A about the current curriculum redesign as it relates to the Fine Arts, and break out sessions into discipline groups. Refreshments will be served!

Speakers
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Samuel Yamamoto

Samuel Yamamoto has been teaching band and choir in Magrath for 10 years. Erin George-Samuel has taught all levels of music for five years and is currently teaching elementary music in Lethbridge.


Thursday February 22, 2018 10:30 - 12:00
L 1170A University Library, University of Lethbridge, 4401 University Drive, Lethbridge, Alberta T1K 3M4

14:30

Truth and Reconciliation: ArtShare Project
Art Project between Tatsikiisaapo'p Middle School, Kainai Board of Education and Sir John Franklin Middle School, Calgary Board of Education evolves into other collaborations.

The key purpose of this project is to support the Blackfoot Indigenous youth involved who face and have overcome adversity in their young lives through their resiliency-through arts based learning and collaboration with their non-Indigenous peers. Thus the Truth and Reconciliation piece is a key component to supporting, guiding and sustaining this project. Collaboration between the two groups has created opportunities for the students to gain foundational knowledge of Blackfoot culture, through the voices and the lens of the youth. It also provides a safe space for both groups to inquire, learn together and increase the knowledge and awareness of who the Blackfoot people are and how the historical relationship between Canada and the First Nations people has impacted all generations - inter-generationally -including the group we are working with. The hope is that by addressing and exploring past, and present issues between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people in Canada with these two groups - we will help to break down any barriers, stereo types and open up a space for respect and understanding. Information on past and present collaborations will be presented.

Speakers
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Andrea Fox

Andrea Fox is the Principal of FNMI education with Lethbridge School District #51. Andrea has worked for many years to advance health and wellness as priorities for school communities and has been a feature speaker at past Ever Active Schools events for teachers and students.


Thursday February 22, 2018 14:30 - 16:00
TH 373 Turcotte Hall, University of Lethbridge, 4401 University Drive, Lethbridge, Alberta T1K 3M4

14:30

DEHR to Care Art Gala 2018 - Workshop Session
We will be meeting again to discuss ideas for art projects for this year's art gala (youth homelessness focus). We will use the allotted time to quickly present the topic and our thoughts on ways the discussion could be approached with students. The main focus, however, will be on group discussion and assisting teachers in developing a plan for teaching and planning their art pieces; possibly the most difficult aspect of the project.

Speakers
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Aaron

The following presenters will be sharing their work with us: Dr. Monique Giroux, Professor of Indigenous Studies Mutuality and Equality: “Building student capacity for intercultural understanding, empathy, and mutual respect” Dr. Sheila McManus, Professor of History Primary sources... Read More →


Thursday February 22, 2018 14:30 - 16:00
PE 261 1st Choice Savings Centre for Sport & Wellness (PE Building), University of Lethbridge, 4401 University Drive, Lethbridge, Alberta T1K 3M4
 
Friday, February 23
 

10:30

Mini Canvases
Create the perfect seasonal gift (Mother’s Day, Valentine’s Day, Father’s Day, etc.) of mini canvases to be displayed on a miniature easel. These little pieces of art are perfect for poetry, inspirational quotes and cross curricular celebrations. Participants will explore a variety of techniques (stenciling, molding paste and collage) while making little canvas to be displayed on the miniature easel. Easels are simple to display year-round while changing canvases with the seasons. Participants will design and make up to 3 canvases depending on the workshop length. Material fee: $5 Includes easel, canvases, and all art supplies


Friday February 23, 2018 10:30 - 12:00
W 871 University Centre for the Arts, University of Lethbridge, 4401 University Drive, Lethbridge, Alberta T1K 3M4

10:30

Improvisation to Performance & Script Development
This is an active, practical session designed to give you as many ideas as possible using Improv. et al to develop a successful, working script. Using improvisation to develop a working script to accommodate all students who are interested in doing a performance. Whether they want to act or play a supporting role in design, technical, costume, make-up involving them from the very beginning can produce highly creative results. The sooner they take ownership the better the team and the production. Finding good scripts is always a challenge so why not have them write their own ? Using ideas from this session you may find that the task to do your own script is not as daunting as you initially thought. The benefits of this approach are many - not the least of which is the pride and joy they have creating their own unique presentation and the feeling of self-worth they receive from doing it.

Speakers
PM

Peter McWhir

Peter (BFA, M.Ed.) presents 50 years of proven strategies & creative approaches in education using drama and humour K-12. He has conducted over 700 P.D. Sessions, directed 25 mainstage plays, 25 Artists in Residence programmes and taken over 700 students on 34 International Arts Tours... Read More →


Friday February 23, 2018 10:30 - 13:30
W 401 University Centre for the Arts, University of Lethbridge, 4401 University Drive, Lethbridge, Alberta T1K 3M4

12:30

Simple Book Structures
Small books are perfect for writing projects, reviewing unit curricular content and art techniques. Create up to 4 simple structures (file folder, matchbooks, tag books, etc) that can be used in any classroom. Participants will complete sample books to use as models for their own classes. Material Fee: $5 Includes all paper, covers and art supplies


Friday February 23, 2018 12:30 - 14:00
W 871 University Centre for the Arts, University of Lethbridge, 4401 University Drive, Lethbridge, Alberta T1K 3M4

12:30

Teacher's Claymation Toolkit
Learn the basics of stop-motion animation and claymation. Bring a Plasticine creation to life using your iPad, iPhone or Android device and a free app. Claymation fosters teamwork and allows students of all strengths and talents to shine. As a cross-curricular, project-based assignment, the skills developed here cover outcomes in several subject areas. You will leave this session ready to teach Claymation to your class using our free online resources.

Speakers
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Andy Davies

Andy Davies (BFA-Sculpture / B.Ed) is an active substitute teacher and past high school art teacher in Lethbridge.
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Jeff Milner

Jeff Milner (BFA-New Media / B.Ed) teaches new media at W.R. Myers High School.


Friday February 23, 2018 12:30 - 14:00
L 1170G University Library, University of Lethbridge, 4401 University Drive, Lethbridge, Alberta T1K 3M4