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Thursday, February 22
 

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

Collaborative Physical Education for Everyone
Participants will have the opportunity to collaboratively engage in hands on learning/sharing of favorite PE activities/games.
Summary:For this session we will meet in the gym and have an opportunity to collaborate and share activities/games that we use in our own classes with the group. The presenter will share some activities that he uses and then participants in the session will be asked to share as well. We will explain the activities/games and have the opportunity to have some hands on learning as we actually try the explained activity as part of the session. At the conclusion of the session, participants will have a number of ideas that they can take back to classes on Monday and try out right away. Please come with at least one activity/game that you would like to share and be prepared for some movement and fun! If your activity requires any specific equipment please email Jonathan Directly at jonathan.dick@lethsd.ab.ca

Speakers
JD

Jonathan Dick

Jonathan completed his Kinesiology degree at the University of Saskatchewan and his Education degree at the University of Alberta and is currently in his 13 year of teaching at Winston Churchill High School where he also attended for his high school years.


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

14:30

Fostering Your School Culture Through Sport
This workshop will provide and help the development of specific plans to use sport and athletics at various levels in your school to build and enrich school culture. School culture is vital in enhancing Student Achievement. A lack of culture can also detract from student engagement throughout the school, including in the classroom. This workshop will discuss how Athletic Directors, Administrators, Phys. Ed staff, and coaches can use sport to build and enrich a positive and exciting school culture. Specific steps and ideas will be outlined to use your athletic program and other school-based athletic initiatives as a springboard to create a healthy and positive environment within your school.

Speakers
TB

Toby Boulet

Toby Boulet is currently the Athletic Director at Winston Churchill High in Lethbridge, as well as serving as the Manager for the Women's Rugby Team at the University of Lethbridge. Toby is also a member of the Alberta Schools Athletic Association Executive Board.


Thursday February 22, 2018 14:30 - 16:00
TH 277 Turcotte Hall, University of Lethbridge, 4401 University Drive, Lethbridge, Alberta T1K 3M4

14:30

How to Feed Your Kid Athlete
Topic:Learn how to optimize athlete performance and potential through proper nutrition programming. Bust the myths associated with athlete nutrition.
Summary:Whatever your goal: better recovery, lose weight, burn fat, build muscle, more energy, improved performance, improved concentration or all of the above, your food foundation ensures your body is consistently provided with the right fuel so you can be your best, mentally and physically. In this session participants will explore the topics of: the myth of carbohydrate loading, optimally fueling before your match, maximizing recovery, and how to fuel during competition. Participants will how a balanced nutrition approach of blood sugar stabilization optimizes athlete performance. Participants will also create a sample athlete plan that they can take with them.

Speakers
CH

Cam Hall

Cam Hall is a Husband, Father, Teacher, and Coach. Over the last decade Cam has served as both a teacher and administrator within Lethbridge School District. Cam is also an IBNFC Nutrition Coach, and works with busy people and athletes in optimizing their health and performance.


Thursday February 22, 2018 14:30 - 16:00
PE 040 1st Choice Savings Centre for Sport & Wellness (PE Building), University of Lethbridge, 4401 University Drive, Lethbridge, Alberta T1K 3M4

14:30

U of L Curriculum Lab: What Sources Do We Recommend?
There are too many quality teaching resources and not enough time to explore them all! Enjoy some time to interact with print and digital sources relevant to your teaching context. The session will start with our new search tool for easily locating books, videos and kits. Featured items: professional support in all subjects and Fountas and Pinnell Leveled Literature Intervention kits. Next, we will explore our new guides at www.uleth.ca/education/curr, which identify resources most useful for each subject/grade. Sources include cross-curricular literature lists, LearnAlberta Resources, Specific databases in LearnAlberta’s Online Reference Centre, new platform on Ninjaplans lesson sharing site, Education for Reconciliation supports, streaming video and more. Participants can then choose to either seek specific instruction in one or more sources, or to explore sources independently. Participants can bring a device (such as a laptop) or can borrow one of the Curriculum Lab Laptops. At the conclusion of the session, participants will identify how at least one source can add to their current teaching practice. Note: U of L Almuni are eligible for a free Library membership. Non-Alumni can purchase a Community card to borrow Curriculum Lab items ($30). To activate any membership bring a U of L ID card (former student card or get a new card at Campus IT, TH 218).

Speakers
BC

Beth Cormier

Beth Cormier is a Curriculum Librarian in the Faculty of Education’s Curriculum Lab. Her primary focus is to connect pre-service teachers with quality materials in support of teaching and learning.


Thursday February 22, 2018 14:30 - 16:00
L 1170B University Library, 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

10:30

How Teaching Can Make You Fat...and How to Get Your Body Back!
Topic:Real-life strategies to help you be healthy, lose weight, keep it off, and reclaim the energy you've lost. Learn to win with your food, master sleep, and conquer stress!
Summary:In this session participants are guided through real-life nutritional strategies that they can use to improve health, lose weight, and keep it off. Participants learn how proper and balanced nutrition will help them win the food frenzy, optimize their exercise, master their sleep, and conquer stress. Participants will be guided through the science behind balanced eating, the practice of eating in three's, and how the science of blood sugar stabilization optimizes their whole-body performance. Participants will then work together to create a sample of a balanced meal plan that they can take with them...setting them up for success!

Speakers
CH

Cam Hall

Cam Hall is a Husband, Father, Teacher, and Coach. Over the last decade Cam has served as both a teacher and administrator within Lethbridge School District. Cam is also an IBNFC Nutrition Coach, and works with busy people and athletes in optimizing their health and performance.


Friday February 23, 2018 10:30 - 12:00
TH 204 Turcotte Hall, University of Lethbridge, 4401 University Drive, Lethbridge, Alberta T1K 3M4

11:30

Move and Play Through Taditional Games
Topic:Part of the Ever Active Schools Health & Wellness Symposium. Open to teachers of all ages and disciplines, join this collection of sessions dedicated to building healthy schools! 
Summary:The Be Fit for Life Network supports the development of Physical Literacy and health and wellness in communities across Alberta, including in schools. Move and Play through Traditional Games is one of many free resources offered by Be Fit for Life. In addition to great physical activity ideas that benefit students and staff, learn about cultural resources and practices that will help the whole school community grow a deeper connection to the land.

Speakers
BF

Be Fit for Life Network

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 →


Friday February 23, 2018 11:30 - 12:00
L 1170A University Library, University of Lethbridge, 4401 University Drive, Lethbridge, Alberta T1K 3M4

11:30

Move your Body, Grow your Brain: Activity Permissive Learning Environments
Part of the Ever Active Schools Health & Wellness Symposium. Open to teachers of all ages and disciplines, join this collection of sessions dedicated to building healthy schools! 
Summary:Explore the concept of Activity Permissive Learning Environments with Ever Active Schools. Look at how projects like Don’t Walk in the Hallway and Don’t Sit Still in Class can benefit both students and teachers’ health by creating school-wide culture change. Take away tangible ideas to nudge your school towards a movement-positive culture starting on Monday morning.

Speakers
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EverActive Schools

Ever Active Schools
Ever Active Schools is a provincial initiative that supports and sustains healthy school communities. We provide professional learning, mentorship and special projects that all use a Comprehensive School Health approach. We support all teachers conventions and are offering Health... Read More →


Friday February 23, 2018 11:30 - 12:00
L 1170A University Library, University of Lethbridge, 4401 University Drive, Lethbridge, Alberta T1K 3M4

13:00

Social Emotional Learning through Physical Activity
The Ever Active Schools Social Emotional DPA Booster Kit is designed to help reinforce social and emotional skills while encouraging students be active in a classroom setting 
Summary:The Ever Active Schools Social Emotional DPA Booster Kit is designed to help reinforce social and emotional skills while encouraging students be active in a classroom setting. Games and equipment options can be expanded to include more discussion and reflection, or can be used for energizers between, within, or before classes. Explore this resource in a hands-on, active session.

Speakers
avatar for EverActive Schools

EverActive Schools

Ever Active Schools
Ever Active Schools is a provincial initiative that supports and sustains healthy school communities. We provide professional learning, mentorship and special projects that all use a Comprehensive School Health approach. We support all teachers conventions and are offering Health... Read More →


Friday February 23, 2018 13:00 - 13:30
L 1168 University Library, University of Lethbridge, 4401 University Drive, Lethbridge, Alberta T1K 3M4