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Thursday, February 22
 

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
SY

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

10:30

Wings of Light in Watercolours
Watercolour techniques to be explored and applied to produce astonishing art projects. Unleash your creative minds and inspiration to just relax and create. During this session, the teachers explore various watercolor techniques (wet-in-wet, wet-in-dry, dry-on-dry, dry-on-wet, flat wash, graded wash, variegated wash) and apply them to create art projects. These projects are being guided and demonstrated step-by-step and can be differentiated and adapted for any grade level to address a variety of learning styles, skills, and abilities. The participants are encouraged to discover their unique inner artistic talents. All the supplies are provided ($10 materials fee)

Speakers
CD

Christina Dixon

Over the past few years I presented sessions at various Teacher Conventions. During the teaching process, my main goal is to inspire others to love, appreciate, and create art as much as I do. It is a life journey that can take you to new dimensions and understandings.


Thursday February 22, 2018 10:30 - 12:00
W 871 University Centre for the Arts, University of Lethbridge, 4401 University Drive, Lethbridge, Alberta T1K 3M4

12:30

Mixed Media Extravaganza
This session will expose and familiarize teachers to creating artworks using mixed media supplies. Oil pastels, watercolors, acrylics and inks will be used to create a few projects. The projects are being taught step-by-step to provide guidance for future art projects and can be adapted for any grade level to address a variety of learning styles, skills and abilities. All the supplies are provided.

Speakers
CD

Christina Dixon

Over the past few years I presented sessions at various Teacher Conventions. During the teaching process, my main goal is to inspire others to love, appreciate, and create art as much as I do. It is a life journey that can take you to new dimensions and understandings.


Thursday February 22, 2018 12:30 - 14:00
W 871 University Centre for the Arts, 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
AF

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
A

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

14:30

Expression and Response using Oil Pastels
During this session, the teachers explore basic oil pastel techniques (blending, layering, pointillism, creating thin/thick lines) and apply them to create a few art projects. These projects are being demonstrated step-by-step and can be adapted to any grade level to address a variety of learning styles. Composition, design and color will be examined as well to guide the participants find their own inner artistic talents. All the supplies are included (oil pastels, cardstock paper, watercolor paper, liquid watercolor paint, templates). The session fee is $10.

Speakers
CD

Christina Dixon

Over the past few years I presented sessions at various Teacher Conventions. During the teaching process, my main goal is to inspire others to love, appreciate, and create art as much as I do. It is a life journey that can take you to new dimensions and understandings.


Thursday February 22, 2018 14:30 - 16:00
W 871 University Centre for the Arts, 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

Visual Journaling Through the Arts
In this session you will walk away with a wide range of ideas on different Visual Journal pages you can do with your students that focus on Science, Math, Social Studies and Language Arts. The visual journal pages that you will see use a wide range of different art mediums and have an art focus to them. Teachers will also have the opportunity to do a hands on visual journal page, that will allow them to walk away with a page that they can then re-create in their classroom with their students.

Speakers
JL

Jessica Lysak

I have been a teacher with the Calgary Board of Education for the last 12 years. My primary focus has been in music, however I have a huge passion for visual journals and incorporating the arts while doing my visual journal pages.


Friday February 23, 2018 10:30 - 12:00
TH 201 Turcotte Hall, 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

Assessment? Elementary, My Dear Mozart!
Hands on session for music specialists and classroom teachers teaching music. Engaging, easy-to-use assessments will be shared and created. Educational and brain research indicate powerful effects of engaging students in educational experiences that involve music. Gardiner reminds us that while integrating the curriculum, we need to honour the disciplines as separate entities; musical intelligence is included. How can a regular classroom teacher include and assess music education in a meaningful way? This session will involve participants in a lively hands-on experience and furnish them with ready-to-use assessment strategies for the classroom. Music specialists and classroom teachers will leave this session with engaging ideas and effective ways to assess student learning in music. Be ready to participate, and have fun!

Speakers
AT

Angie Turk

Angie completed her Master’s degree in Education (curriculum and design) from Concordia University; she obtained her Bachelor of Music and Education degrees from the University of Calgary. It was there that she gained expertise in Kodály pedagogy, studying under Canadian guru Lois... Read More →


Friday February 23, 2018 12:30 - 14:00
TH 277 Turcotte Hall, University of Lethbridge, 4401 University Drive, Lethbridge, Alberta T1K 3M4

12:30

Visual Journaling Through the Arts
In this session you will walk away with a wide range of ideas on different Visual Journal pages you can do with your students that focus on Science, Math, Social Studies and Language Arts. The visual journal pages that you will see use a wide range of different art mediums and have an art focus to them. Teachers will also have the opportunity to do a hands on visual journal page, that will allow them to walk away with a page that they can then re-create in their classroom with their students.

Speakers
JL

Jessica Lysak

I have been a teacher with the Calgary Board of Education for the last 12 years. My primary focus has been in music, however I have a huge passion for visual journals and incorporating the arts while doing my visual journal pages.


Friday February 23, 2018 12:30 - 14:00
TH 201 Turcotte Hall, University of Lethbridge, 4401 University Drive, Lethbridge, Alberta T1K 3M4