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Thursday, February 22
 

10:30

Uncomplicating Climate Change for your Classroom
Learn the practical and proven approach to climate change education, developed in classrooms in Alberta. Get the science, the tools, and the support you and your students need. Hear from the Alberta teachers who developed PEEL (People for Energy and Environmental Literacy), an inquiry based curriculum that builds the competencies our students need to address the complicated topic of climate change. Learn the science, the social impacts, and the proven approach needed to teach this layered subject successfully as you meet curriculum outcomes. After Convention, be supported as you adapt PEEL resources for your classroom. Empower your students to recognize the impact of their actions now and in the future. www.teachpeel.ca


Thursday February 22, 2018 10:30 - 13:30
M 1060 Markin Hall, University of Lethbridge, 4401 University Drive, Lethbridge, Alberta T1K 3M4

10:30

Field Trip Bus Crawl
Interested in discovering and learning more about some local field trip options? In this session you will visit several local field trip destinations. At each there will be a 10-15 minute presentation on programs provided, fees, and how to book. You will be able to meet program leaders and see the site first hand. Space is limited to the first 22 participants. Itinerary 10:30 Bus Departs from Exit near the Tim Hortons 10:35 Nicholas Sheran Pool 11:00 ATB Curling Centre 11:30 PFA: Progressive Fighting Academy 11:55 Xfinity Gymnastics 12:20 Lane Archery 12:45 High Level Canoes and Kayaks 1:10 Kinetic Fitness 1:35 Nikka Yuko Japanese Gardens 2:00 Drop off at UofL .


Thursday February 22, 2018 10:30 - 14:00
Meet by the bus near the Tim Horton's Door

14:30

Bringing Nature into the Classroom
Learn about ways you can bring Nature into the classroom. Be some of the first to learn about a new Watershed Video Conference Alberta Parks is developing with Oldman Watershed.
Summary:
Through out this session, teachers will have the opportunity to learn about a new program that Alberta Parks has developed, With Oldman Watershed that brings an understanding of Watersheds right into the classroom. This new program creates an awareness to how important a resource water is and shows all the ways we have been using water for thousands of years. Find out how you could get your presentation for free. There will also be the opportunity to learn about activities you can do with your students in your school yard that make curricular connections but are still fun and engaging.

Speakers
SD

Sarah Downey

I am a trained teacher and have been an Environmental Educator with Alberta Parks for the three years, leading and developing Education Programs in the South West. I have been a strong promoter of bringing Nature into the classroom and getting students outside through out all my teaching... Read More →


Thursday February 22, 2018 14:30 - 16:00
TH 173 Turcotte Hall, University of Lethbridge, 4401 University Drive, Lethbridge, Alberta T1K 3M4

14:30

How to be an Environmental Educator (no matter who or what you teach)
Explore how teachers from any grade or specialty can incorporate Environmental Education into their teaching practice. Includes: local resources, example activities, stats, etc. If you are interested in learning more about how to incorporate Environmental Education into your teaching practice, regardless of the grade/subject you teach, this session will provide you with resources and information you need to get started. This presentation will include local resources, programming examples, tips on transportation, excellent guest speakers, outdoor teaching spaces in our area and many lesson ideas that incorporate new perspectives, physical wellness and inquiry-based learning. Environmental education is wonderful for engaging multiple perspectives, boosting student engagement, layering concepts and content and setting up future generations to better understand complex environmental issues and navigate sustainable solutions.

Speakers
PR

Paige Rosner

Paige Rosner is an Environmental Educator at the Helen Schuler Nature Centre. She coordinates the Natural Leaders Project with grade school classes and professional development groups across the city


Thursday February 22, 2018 14:30 - 16:00
M 1090 Markin Hall, University of Lethbridge, 4401 University Drive, Lethbridge, Alberta T1K 3M4
 
Friday, February 23
 

09:00

Castle Mountain School Ski Trips Level 1
This session will be held at Castle Mountain. The day will guide you through the steps for planning your school ski trip and what will happen when you get there. Your day will involve a walk-through of a typical school visit, ability assessment demonstration and lessons, a school program presentation, lunch, and free ski time. There is a fee for this session of $59 including lift ticket. If you do not require a lift ticket the fee is $20. Please contact Castle Mountain Ski School directly to register, 403-627-5101. Register as “Teachers Convention Ski Session Level 1”. Participants need to check in at Castle Ski School by 9:15 and are responsible for their own transportation to and from Castle. This session requires pre-registration by February 21. Itinerary: 9:00 – 9:30 Arrival and Introduction 9:30 – 10:30 Walk-through typical school visit 10:30 – 12:00 Ability Assessment & Lessons 12:00 – 1:00 Lunch Break & School Program Presentation 1:00 – 4:00 Application & Free Ski


Friday February 23, 2018 09:00 - 16:00
Castle Mountain Resort Pincher Creek, AB T0K 1W0

09:00

Castle Mountain School Ski Trips Level 2
This session will be held at Castle Mountain. The day will guide you through the steps for chaperoning your school ski trip and pedagogical strategies for instructing students. Level 2 picks up where Level 1 left off. Once you are booked, set up, and understand how the lessons work. Now what?

In Level 2 you will be introduced to methods on how to chaperone your group throughout the day and in complex terrain. During the day you will also discuss and discover pedagogical methods used by experienced ski and field instructors for developing specific skills in athletes and students. Through reflective learning practices students can develop specific skills that build into their entire movement. This practice can be used in physical education, outdoor learning environments, and the classroom. There is a fee for this session of $59 including lift ticket. If you do not require a lift ticket the fee is $20. Please contact Castle Mountain Ski School directly to register, 403-627-5101. Register as “Teachers Convention Ski Session Level 2”. Participants need to check in at Castle Ski School by 9:15 and are responsible for their own transportation to and from Castle. This session requires pre-registration by February 21. Itinerary: 9:00 – 9:30 Arrival and Introduction 9:30 – 10:30 How to chaperone during your visit 10:30 – 12:00 Pedagogical Demonstrations & Practice 12:00-1:00


Friday February 23, 2018 09:00 - 16:00
Castle Mountain Resort Pincher Creek, AB T0K 1W0