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Thursday, February 22
 

10:30

Loose Parts Outdoor Play: Better play makes better schools
Ropes, planks, logs, rocks and boxes may not seem meaningful in an educational setting; however, these types of open-ended materials - loose parts - advance children’s learning. When loose parts are combined with outdoor play, children’s learning opportunities are further expanded and maximized. Understanding the magic of loose parts can support you in deepening and enriching children’s learning experiences, development and therefore, their academic success. You don’t have to choose between play and learning.In this session, you will learn about how loose parts in outdoor play become the impetus for academic skills and knowledge as well as fundamental life skills, engage in loose parts play outside, and learn about the evidence based practice of loose parts outdoor play in a school setting from other provinces and countries. A small portion of the session will be held outside rain/snow or shine so please dress appropriately to the weather. Come play with loose parts and learn how better play can make better schools!

Speakers
BK

Bora Kim

Bora Kim is a faculty in the Early Childhood Education program at Lethbridge College. She holds a Master’s degree in Child and Youth Study and advocates children’s healthy and active life styles through outdoor play.


Thursday February 22, 2018 10:30 - 12:00
L 1168 University Library, University of Lethbridge, 4401 University Drive, Lethbridge, Alberta T1K 3M4

10:30

Dodge the 'Burn Out' and get 'Back on Track'
Before you hit "Burn Out" join Joyce Sunada to hear her illness to wellness journey, discover your burn out flags, strategize how to Be Well and get your wellness Back on Track. Joyce shares portions of her illness to wellness journey through stories Participants will: Assess their current wellness (Wellness Wheel) Identify flags that they are heading towards illness or burn out Explore (via group juggle) 'all the demands coming at them' Determine what they say Yes & No to (Coaching tool: Yes/No activity) Share successful wellness practices Have time for reflection Start a wellness action plan.

Speakers
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Joyce Sunada

Over the past 30 years Joyce Sunada has been a teacher, an administrator and provincial leader who creates healthy schools. She received the “Health Promoting Schools Champion” award from PHE Canada. Joyce is now a Wellness Coach, speaker and sessional instructor at the Werklund... Read More →


Thursday February 22, 2018 10:30 - 13:30
TH 143 Turcotte Hall, University of Lethbridge, 4401 University Drive, Lethbridge, Alberta T1K 3M4

10:30

Mindful Essentials for Educators
Discover the tools essential for a rewarding personal mindfulness practice as well as ways to bring the practice into schools. Learn how to integrate mindfulness into your own life and your work with youth. This half day workshop will provide a solid foundation in mindfulness theory and practices to reduce stress, foster self regulation, increase focus, and cultivate executive functioning. Mindfulness has been proven to increase resiliency, improve cognition, nurture positive self perception and advance social emotional learning. We’ll examine recent research, learn key practices which you can use yourself as well as age appropriate versions for students K-12, and explore ways to implement mindfulness into the school context. You’ll come away refreshed and empowered with tools to connect mind and body through mindfulness based practices.

Speakers
DF

Donna Freeman

Teacher, author and kids and teens yoga & mindfulness specialist, Donna Freeman has taught yoga to thousands of children and trained hundreds of teachers. She firmly believes that mindfulness can be practiced anywhere, by anyone, at anytime. Founder of Yoga In My School and Kids Yoga... Read More →


Thursday February 22, 2018 10:30 - 13:30
TH 204 Turcotte Hall, University of Lethbridge, 4401 University Drive, Lethbridge, Alberta T1K 3M4

10:30

Taking Back YOUR Story
Teaching sometimes means being ON all the time, which often results in losing hold of who we truly are. Come to rediscover who YOU are and what YOUR story is. Empowered living leads to empowered teaching. In this 3 hour workshop, you will be guided through exercises and activities meant to help you reconnect with yourself and the freedom to be you first and a teacher second. You will walk away with a deeper understanding of what your story actually is, where you want your story to go, and personal development tools that you can easily incorporate into your current life and work load. Bring a notebook, an open heart and a mind for discovery.


Thursday February 22, 2018 10:30 - 13:30
TH 173 Turcotte Hall, University of Lethbridge, 4401 University Drive, Lethbridge, Alberta T1K 3M4

12:30

Risky play: Not a risk
Risky play is not a risk but a benefit to children. Learn about what research says about risky play and how to support children in taking safe risks in a school setting. Climbing a tree, jumping off a tree, balancing on a tree log, using real tools… Numerous research has indicated that these types of risky play are not a risk but benefit children. In fact, risky play is an essential part of child and youth development. Risky play contributes to children’s critical thinking skills as well as their healthy and active life styles. Risky play also plays an important role in helping children establish competencies and a sense of identity. In this session, you will learn about research based knowledge of risky play, discuss how to support children in taking safe risks in a school setting, and learn how to manage risky play by engaging in a risk benefit assessment.

Speakers
BK

Bora Kim

Bora Kim is a faculty in the Early Childhood Education program at Lethbridge College. She holds a Master’s degree in Child and Youth Study and advocates children’s healthy and active life styles through outdoor play.


Thursday February 22, 2018 12:30 - 14:00
L 1168 University Library, University of Lethbridge, 4401 University Drive, Lethbridge, Alberta T1K 3M4

14:30

The Staff that Plays Together Stays Together!
All work and no play makes teachers boring and burnt out. Join Joyce Sunada for an active session full of challenging and fun team building activities for you and your staff. According to the Alberta Education Framework for Wellness, "Social Wellness"is: relating positively to others and is influenced by many factors including how individuals communicate, establish and maintain relationships, are treated by others and interpret that treatment. This session provides activities and experiences that challenge participants to communicate, work together cooperatively and reach group goals. (Skills that are necessary to create a positive, healthy work environment) My hope is participants take the activities back to their schools and recreate them with their staff, thus enhancing their social connectedness and wellness. "Playing together" and having fun as a staff fosters "Social Wellness" thus enhancing the overall wellness of the Educator. The impact - improved wellness of the students and whole school community.

Speakers
JS

Joyce Sunada

Over the past 30 years Joyce Sunada has been a teacher, an administrator and provincial leader who creates healthy schools. She received the “Health Promoting Schools Champion” award from PHE Canada. Joyce is now a Wellness Coach, speaker and sessional instructor at the Werklund... Read More →


Thursday February 22, 2018 14:30 - 16:00
TH 143 Turcotte Hall, University of Lethbridge, 4401 University Drive, Lethbridge, Alberta T1K 3M4

14:30

Teacher Tales: The Battle to Build a Healthy School
Tried and true approaches to embedding wellness within a school culture and resources to keep moving forward from local teacher health champions. Are you the lone health crusader in your school? Part of a covert wellness alliance – resisting the unhealthy food choices, inactivity insurgents and smart phone zombies in your hallways? Whether you are just starting the epic journey of creating a healthy school environment or are a battle-tested health champion looking for new ways to “keep the flame alive”, this session is for you. Come trade ideas with like-minded teachers dedicated to fighting the good fight toward healthier school communities. Hear from local teacher health champions on their current road to wellness. Leave with a renewed sense of hope and tactical strategies to support your mission nutrition, movement militia or war for mental wellness. You are not alone.

Speakers
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Norah Fines

Craig Findlay is a social studies teacher at Winston Churchill High School in Lethbridge. Billy Baum is a social studies teacher at Chinook High School in Lethbridge.
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Lyndsey Spring

Lyndsey, Norah and Stephanie are Health Promotion Coordinators with Alberta Health Services – Healthy Children and Youth Team. Every day they “fight the good fight” to support school jurisdictions to build healthy schools. Together, they have over 30 years of experience in health... Read More →


Thursday February 22, 2018 14:30 - 16:00
L 1168 University Library, 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

14:30

Classroom Yoga Breaks: Quick Practices to Create Calm
It takes just a moment to insert a mindful yoga break within your day. Yoga is an ideal way for students to experience mindful movement to focus attention, reduce stress and foster self regulation. In this session you will learn simple and easy to implement yoga practices to fit into your classroom. By implementing these strategies during transitions, after recess, before tests or any other time you feel the need, you and your students can enjoy the benefits of calm, attention and relaxation. Studies show that students learn more and retain more information when movement is added to their day. Stress is disruptive to the learning process. Short mindful movement breaks assist teachers in creating calm classrooms, fostering independence and meeting student needs (mentally, physically, emotionally and socially). Easy to implement and at no cost to the school, yoga breaks will transform your classroom.

Speakers
DF

Donna Freeman

Teacher, author and kids and teens yoga & mindfulness specialist, Donna Freeman has taught yoga to thousands of children and trained hundreds of teachers. She firmly believes that mindfulness can be practiced anywhere, by anyone, at anytime. Founder of Yoga In My School and Kids Yoga... Read More →


Thursday February 22, 2018 14:30 - 16:00
TH 204 Turcotte Hall, University of Lethbridge, 4401 University Drive, Lethbridge, Alberta T1K 3M4

14:30

Creating Compassionate Classrooms
Teachers are concerned about the well-being of children and youth. The Alberta Teachers’ Association and the Canadian Mental Health Association are partnering to promote the mental health of children and youth and to provide support material for teachers dealing with mental health issues. This session will discuss common mental health concerns for children, recommend resources and references, and inform teachers about how they can promote awareness and discourage stigma.

Speakers
avatar for Shelley Magnusson

Shelley Magnusson

Executive Staff Officer, Government, Alberta Teachers' Association
Shelley Magnusson is an Executive Staff Officer in the Association's Government program area. Among her chief responsibilities are supporting the ATA's communications and public relations programs. Prior to joining the ATA in 2012, Shelley worked as a middle school teacher, principal... Read More →


Thursday February 22, 2018 14:30 - 16:00
L 1060 University Library, University of Lethbridge, 4401 University Drive, Lethbridge, Alberta T1K 3M4

14:30

Working Together to Support Mental Health: A Strength Based Approach
A strength-based approach shifts the focus from the prevention of specific problems to a more positive, holistic view of child and youth development. This approach involves a different way of thinking about students and of interpreting the ways they cope with life challenges. It allows one to see opportunities, hope and solutions, rather than problems and hopelessness. A strength-based approach focuses on building resiliency, enhancing social-emotional learning and supporting recovery. Through this session we will work to develop shared understandings around mental health language, the impact of mental health on brain development and learning and how strength based approaches in schools support an overall culture of wellness.

Speakers
CP

Cynthia Parr

Cynthia Parr, B. Ed., M. Ed Cynthia Parr is currently a Learning Facilitator with SAPDC. Previous to this she has been a teacher, vice-principal, principal and Director of Student Services as well as taught at the post-secondary level. Cynthia received both her B Ed and M Ed at the... Read More →


Thursday February 22, 2018 14:30 - 16:00
L 1050 University Library, University of Lethbridge, 4401 University Drive, Lethbridge, Alberta T1K 3M4
 
Friday, February 23
 

10:30

From Kainai, Alberta to McFarland, California
Andrea Fox, Principal of FNMI education with the Lethbridge School District will open the Ever Active Schools Health & Wellness Symposium
Summary:As the district Principal of FNMI education, Andrea Fox is an advocate for inclusive education that meets the needs of all students. Learn about the role that wellness plays in achieving learning outcomes for diverse student populations.

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.


Friday February 23, 2018 10:30 - 11:15
L 1060 University Library, University of Lethbridge, 4401 University Drive, Lethbridge, Alberta T1K 3M4

10:30

Anxiety in the Primary Classroom
Identify the 5 main types of anxiety and help your students work to overcome it! One in five children have a diagnosable anxiety disorder and the effects of anxiety in kids in early grades can be profound. The negative consequences of anxiety impacts school work, social skills and most drastically self-confidence. In this session you will learn the main types of anxiety and how to identify them, and then learn hands-on practical ways to help your anxious students feel happier, be more self-confident and learn to reduce their constant worrying. Strategies taught can easily be incorporated into your days, and can be used immediately on Monday morning.

Speakers
LW

Laurie Wright

Laurie Wright is a passionate speaker, author, educator, TEDx talker, program creator, and idea maker! Determined to help children increase their positive self-talk and BOOST their mental health, Laurie helps kids see life as an adventure, not a risk.


Friday February 23, 2018 10:30 - 12:00
PE 250 1st Choice Savings Centre for Sport & Wellness (PE Building), University of Lethbridge, 4401 University Drive, Lethbridge, Alberta T1K 3M4

10:30

Canada's Secret Shame: Human Trafficking
Equip yourself to recognize if one of your students is being groomed, recruited, or trafficked for sexual acts right here in Alberta. Make a difference in this social issue. The statistics tell us that 1 out of every 4 families in Canada is impacted by human trafficking. If it was happening to one of your students, would you know what to do? Learn about the history and prevalence of this social epidemic in our nation, and gain tools to stop it. Knowing the signs of a predator, stories of survivors, and ways to make a difference are all part of protecting our youth. Access to curriculum is available for you to take back to your classroom to empower your students, which can easily be integrated into your health, PE, or Social Studies courses.


Friday February 23, 2018 10:30 - 12:00
L 1170G University Library, University of Lethbridge, 4401 University Drive, Lethbridge, Alberta T1K 3M4

10:30

Empowered and Energized Me!
Take back control. Learn two valuable tools you can use immediately. Understand the mindsets and energetics involved giving you the power to be on top of your game! This presentation is a great introduction to what it feels like to be empowered and energized using energetic tools. Two tools and their applications will be taught in terms of mindsets and energetics. The tools are transferable and can be used in both their personal and professional life. In this presentation the audience learns concepts around: • feeling empowered from the inside out; • what draws a person into another person’s energy; • how to work with inner noise in relation to outer noise; • self empowerment – being their own leading authority. No overhead equipment necessary.

Speakers
SU

Sheila Unique

CEO and Founder of The Unique Approach Trainer and Speaker, Transformation Coach. Expert in the field of teacher and student achievement Globally sought after speaker Host of The Unique Approach TV Show Best Selling Author Guest star on many radio shows


Friday February 23, 2018 10:30 - 12:00
TH 141 Turcotte Hall, University of Lethbridge, 4401 University Drive, Lethbridge, Alberta T1K 3M4

10:30

From Surviving to Thriving – Building Skills for Resiliency
Come laugh and learn some coping strategies that will bring peace and joy to your busy, stressful life. A century of research tells us that there are four experiences that create a strong human being: Competence, Power, Significance, and Virtue. Learn how to foster these experiences for yourself and others. Discover specific habits, skills and attitudes that build resiliency at all ages. Learn how to transform challenges into growth and find motivation and meaning in your life. “You are not born with a fixed amount of resilience. Like a muscle, you can build it up, draw on it when you need it. In that process you will figure out who you really are—and you just might become the very best version of yourself.” Sheryl Sandberg

Speakers
DB

Dan Bateman

Dan is currently an Instructor for Concordia University of Edmonton and a volunteer instructor for the Alberta Teachers Association. For 30 years he was a teacher, counselor and Educational consultant for Edmonton Public Schools. Dan has inspired teachers across Alberta for 18 ye... Read More →


Friday February 23, 2018 10:30 - 12:00
PE 264 1st Choice Savings Centre for Sport & Wellness (PE Building), University of Lethbridge, 4401 University Drive, Lethbridge, Alberta T1K 3M4

10:30

Managing Stress Through Self Care
Learn how taking care of yourself first can improve your personal wellbeing, as the wellbeing of those you’re a role model for. The life of a school employee can be compared to running a marathon—but at a sprinter's pace! We know it can be crazy at times and that's why we talk about how to set up a self-care plan that will help you dial down the craziness, and dial up your happiness. Learn how taking care of yourself first can improve your personal wellbeing, as well as the wellbeing of those you’re a role model for. Our Self-Care Workshop is tailored to the unique environment of any school employee and dives into how and why it is important to take care of ourselves first. The session is a mixture of valuable self-care evidence based information and skills. Participants will have the opportunity to brainstorm and think on what self-care means to them as well as take advantage of some protected time to sit back and create a self-care plan and an emergency self-care plan. Our Workplace Wellness Liaison will be there to guide and support the process and tell a few jokes to keep spirits high.

Speakers
MH

Megan Hunter

Megan Hunter is an ASEBP Workplace Wellness Liaison with over 10 years of experience promoting healthy living through recreation, education, fitness and play. Since earning her Bachelor of Kinesiology in Active Living, Health and Wellbeing from the University of Alberta and a California... Read More →


Friday February 23, 2018 10:30 - 12:00
M 1040 Markin Hall, University of Lethbridge, 4401 University Drive, Lethbridge, Alberta T1K 3M4

11:30

A Whole School Approach to Positive Mental Health
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:Is your school an environment where students feel respected and cared for? Does your school explore areas of student strengths, interest and potential? Positive mental health is the foundation that supports learning and the development of individuals who can deal with life’s challenges and contribute to the community. Improving positive mental health in schools involves teaching social and emotional skills, fostering resilience, and creating an environment that support student’s healthy growth and development. Join us to learn about strategies and resources that schools and teachers can use to incorporate positive mental health concepts using the comprehensive school approach.

Speakers
AH

Alberta Health Services

Alberta Health Services supports schools and school districts across the province in the priority areas of Healthy Eating, Physical Activity and Positive Mental Health through a Comprehensive School Health Approach.


Friday February 23, 2018 11:30 - 12:00
L 1060 University Library, University of Lethbridge, 4401 University Drive, Lethbridge, Alberta T1K 3M4

11:30

School Health Champions Unite !
School Health Champions Unite!
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:What is a Health Champion? Research has indicated that healthy students are better learners but how do we get there? review the Comprehensive School Health (CSH) approach and participants will explore their role in a healthy school community and discuss ways to make sustainable change. We will provide you with some fun, easy (and cheap!) ideas for you to take back to your classrooms and to your staff rooms on Monday. Come away from this presentation motivated to promote health and wellness in your school or jurisdiction.

Speakers
HA

Health and Phyical Ed Council

The Health and Physical Education Council is a specialist council of the ATA for all teachers interested in promoting health, wellness and physical activity in their schools.


Friday February 23, 2018 11:30 - 12:00
L 1168 University Library, University of Lethbridge, 4401 University Drive, Lethbridge, Alberta T1K 3M4

12:30

Teaching the Heart with Heart
Teaching the Heart with Heart Aristotle wrote, “Educating the mind without educating the heart, is no education at all.” Centuries of research tell us that effective learning and teaching take into account both the affective and cognitive domains. Aristotle wrote, “Educating the mind without educating the heart, is no education at all.” Effective teachers touch and engage the heart as well as the mind. How do we help students to feel something about what they are learning? How do we teach compassion, respect, integrity and other values? Come and learn practical teaching strategies that will build emotional intelligence and at the same time consolidate learning and motivate your students.

Speakers
DB

Dan Bateman

Dan is currently an Instructor for Concordia University of Edmonton and a volunteer instructor for the Alberta Teachers Association. For 30 years he was a teacher, counselor and Educational consultant for Edmonton Public Schools. Dan has inspired teachers across Alberta for 18 ye... Read More →


Friday February 23, 2018 12:30 - 14:00
PE 264 1st Choice Savings Centre for Sport & Wellness (PE Building), University of Lethbridge, 4401 University Drive, Lethbridge, Alberta T1K 3M4

12:30

B.A.C.A. (Bikers Against Child Abuse)
B.A.C.A. (Bikers Against Child Abuse) is a non for profit organization made up of Bikers with big hearts! Our goal is to empower children to not be afraid of the world in which they live! Our Mission is very narrow, we empower children of abuse! We don't take care of the elderly, we don't take care of the sick, we don't raise money for causes, we empower children (Of abuse) so they are not afraid of the world in which they live! We do however raise money for our B.A.C.A. hero's so they can go to therapy, take riding lessons, dance classes, take Karate lessons, anything that will empower that child to not be afraid of the world in which they live. There are many ways we will empower that child, but one of the first and most gratifying ways is by escorting them to court. A child is 4 times more likely to testify in court if they are part of our B.A.C.A. family. Children should and need to be children! What a great world we would have if we allowed them to grow up in a normal, or non-abusive world? We are now in 22 Countries worldwide and growing. We will be speaking to the teachers about the Canadian statistics of abuse and how we help our wounded friends.

Speakers

Friday February 23, 2018 12:30 - 14:00
TH 143 Turcotte Hall, University of Lethbridge, 4401 University Drive, Lethbridge, Alberta T1K 3M4

12:30

Empower Youth to Promote Respect in School
Educators will come away with an understanding of bullying and harassment prevention education. Lessons will include exploring the base fundamentals of healthy schools (what do we see, hear, and feel in these places), what is power, types of power, what powers do youth have, and how youth can use them to help others. We will look at the dynamics of bullying, the four different types (verbal, physical, social/relational, cyber), and labels and stereotypes. We will touch on the topic of harassment before considering the impacts of hurtful actions and promoting ally and pro-social behaviors. Educators will learn a range of interactive activities that they can lead in their classrooms to promote respect in their school and will be able to take away a sample of the curriculum outlines for teaching some of these topics. We will end the session by sharing information about how you can bring a Bullying and Harassment Prevention focused peer-led facilitation model to your school. *All content shared aligns with Alberta Education Curriculum in Health and Life Skills or CALM.

Speakers
CS

Carlia Schwab

Carlia is the Associate, Education and Master Trainer with the Red Cross Respect Education program. Carlia has a BA in Psychology and applies those skills along with her background and knowledge of violence prevention and its unfortunate connections to all demographics to her work... Read More →


Friday February 23, 2018 12:30 - 14:00
M 1060 Markin Hall, University of Lethbridge, 4401 University Drive, Lethbridge, Alberta T1K 3M4

12:30

Frustrated and Overwhelmed to Calm and In Control
Stressed? Feeling drained? Harder to solve problems? Learn to be PRO-Active the Unique Approach way gaining valuable tools and transferable skills you can use immediately. Presentation given from front of room - with intention to walk around the room. Teaching how to be PRO-Active the Unique Approach way...Heart, Mindset, Energetics. PRO-Active is an acronym for: P - problems, perception R – Reactions O - Ownership, Opportunity Active - continually noticing when they react, how to deal with those reactions so the reactions don't escalate and build in intensity Your audience will walk away with: • transferable skills to utilize in both professional/personal life • greater understanding of emotions/energetics involved • feeling energized moving forward with clarity and focus

Speakers
SU

Sheila Unique

CEO and Founder of The Unique Approach Trainer and Speaker, Transformation Coach. Expert in the field of teacher and student achievement Globally sought after speaker Host of The Unique Approach TV Show Best Selling Author Guest star on many radio shows


Friday February 23, 2018 12:30 - 14:00
TH 141 Turcotte Hall, University of Lethbridge, 4401 University Drive, Lethbridge, Alberta T1K 3M4

13:00

Kick Starting Workplace Wellness
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:Here’s your chance to explore how school jurisdiction employees are bringing their wellness programs to life! The Sandbox is a safe space where wellness champions share their inspirations, ideas and successes for promoting workplace wellness. One of ASEBP’s fantastic workplace wellness liaisons will walk you and other champions through The Sandbox and explain how to collaborate and learn from the experiences of others to improve your own wellness initiatives.

Speakers
A

ASEBP

The Alberta School Board Employee Benefit plan provides coverage to employees in 58 of Alberta's school jurisdictions. Much more than just an insurance company, ASEBP promotes workplace wellness through a Comprehensive School Health approach.


Friday February 23, 2018 13:00 - 13:30
L 1170 University Library, University of Lethbridge, 4401 University Drive, Lethbridge, Alberta T1K 3M4

13:00

Healty Eating Strategies in School
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:Alberta Health Services supports the priority area of Healthy Eating in schools through many different learning opportunities for both teachers and students. Learn about the tools and resources available for your classrooms and schools.

Speakers
AH

Alberta Health Services

Alberta Health Services supports schools and school districts across the province in the priority areas of Healthy Eating, Physical Activity and Positive Mental Health through a Comprehensive School Health Approach.


Friday February 23, 2018 13:00 - 13:30
L 1170 University Library, University of Lethbridge, 4401 University Drive, Lethbridge, Alberta T1K 3M4

13:45

Ever Active Schools Health and Wellness Symposium Feature Speaker
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: Rilee Manybears from Siksika Nation is a World Indigenous Games champion in long distance running. He is also an ambassador for the Alberta Medical Association Youth Run Club. Rilee's story is featured in the short film, "The Failure Way." Rilee has worked with Ever Active Schools to support teachers and students across the province.

Speakers
RM

Rilee Manybears

Rilee Manybears from Siksika Nation is a World Indigenous Games champion in long distance running. He is also an ambassador for the Alberta Medical Association Youth Run Club.


Friday February 23, 2018 13:45 - 14:30
L 1060 University Library, University of Lethbridge, 4401 University Drive, Lethbridge, Alberta T1K 3M4