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Thursday, February 22
 

10:30

Outdoor play in the early years - connections for learning, well-being and nature
Play is the work of the child,' and one of our key roles as educators is to create spaces that allow unstructured play that stimulates and engages young children, allowing them to directly experience the natural world as they follow ants and smell the flowers. Research shows that children who play outside in nature in the company of a caring adult – you! - are more likely to practice responsible environmental behavior when they grow up. In this session, you will learn about the research and benefits of active outdoor nature play, see what others have done, and consider how to weave this in your teaching.

Speakers
CP

Christina Pickles

Christina Pickles has been an environmental educator since 1998, and has been a Program Manager with ACEE since 2010. Her responsibilities with ACEE include leading our Get Outside and Play program, developing and delivering capacity-building workshops and conferences for teachers... Read More →


Thursday February 22, 2018 10:30 - 12:00
M 1035 Markin Hall, University of Lethbridge, 4401 University Drive, Lethbridge, Alberta T1K 3M4

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

Evaluating Fundamental Movement Skills in Children
Fundamental movement skills (FMS) are crucial for success in sports and lifelong involvement in physical activity. This session will focus on ways educators can evaluate FMS.
- Short presentation (power point) on physical literacy and fundamental movement skills.
- Introduction to the Canadian Agility and movement skill assessment (CAMSA).
- Practice using and scoring the CAMSA.
- Evaluation and reflection on teachers' own fundamental movement skills and physical literacy.
- Invitation to complete survey (survey results will be part of UofL research, additional documentation will be provided by researcher(s).

Speakers
SS

Simon Schaerz

Simon Schaerz is a PhD student in the Faculty of Education at the University of Lethbrigde. He is also an Exercise Science and Physical Education faculty member at Lethbridge College. Simon is currently researching teachers' experiences and perceptions with physical literacy in the... Read More →


Thursday February 22, 2018 14:30 - 16:00
PE 110 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
 

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

12:30

Power to Play: A Superhero-themed Healthy Eating and Active Living Program for K-3 Join superheroes Brock Lee and Coco Lait on fun healthy eating adventures! Alberta teachers, dietitians and students designed this cross-curricular program to give students
Power to Play: A Superhero-themed Healthy Eating and Active Living Program for K-3 Join superheroes Brock Lee and Coco Lait on fun healthy eating adventures! Alberta teachers, dietitians and students designed this cross-curricular program to give students the power to play, think and feel great! Leave the session with your own POWER TO PLAY™ kit including teacher guide, super mission videos, smart board activities, 100+ colorful food picture cards and original music.

Speakers
LF

Lee Finell

Lee Finell is a registered dietitian and the Health Education Manager for Dairy Farmers of Canada. She creates and develops websites, programs and resources for teachers to use in their classroom. Lee is an experienced speaker with a passion for improving children's health through... Read More →


Friday February 23, 2018 12:30 - 14:00
PE 020 1st Choice Savings Centre for Sport & Wellness (PE Building), 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