2017 Session Descriptions

Sessions Current as of Tuesday, September 19th @ 2:00pm

*subject to change*


Session #1 – Friday, September 29th, 2017

                 9:00 – 10:15 AM

Room

Session Title/

Speaker Name

Session Description

River Cree 1

DONNA FREEMAN

Yoga in My Classroom

Yoga with a Chair

Our most sought after class! A fun and challenging yoga routine using a basic chair, great for space constraints found in classrooms, those confined to a wheel chair, and coffee breaks. You will leave feeling refreshed and rejuvenated and have tons of ideas for yoga breaks to bring into your classroom.

River Cree 2

          Ramon Flores

&

Jen Bolin

Alberta Health Services

Gaming/Technology and the effects on teenagers

  Research has shown that playing video games (or “gaming”) can affect youth in both good and bad ways. Playing certain video games can help youth develop thinking and fine motor skills and manage anger and stress. However, gaming can also result in lower grades and reduce the time spent with family and friends.

River Cree 3

ADLC

 Science and Math Courses:

Come and see how and what ADLC can do you for you in your school with the offerings in Math and Science Courses.

River Cree 4

COURTNEY REBKE

from the 

OEC

“Finding your Voice” through Social Media

 

Session #2 – Friday, September 29th, 2017

                 10:30 – 11:45 AM

Room

Session Title/

Speaker Name

Session Description

River Cree 1

DONNA FREEMAN

Yoga in My Classroom

Attention, balance and compassion for everyday success, how to create a more mindful classroom with simple engagement, breathing techniques that are fun and work wonders, mindful listening, mindful eating and more.

River Cree 2

Ramon Flores

&

Jen Bolin

Alberta Health Services

Marijuana 101

This session would be general information about cannabis such as What is Marijuana and what is in Cannabis?, Medical Use of Marijuana, Marijuana & Driving, Cannabis & Teens, etc. However, in this sessions we would not touch on legalization issues.

River Cree 3

ADLC

Humanities Courses

Come and see how and what ADLC can do you for you in your school with the offerings in Humanities Courses.

River Cree 4

Wendy

Passmore-Godfrey

“Drama 10 – Visible Characters”  

Is a course developed by WP Puppet Theatre specifically for Outreach or Online students. Students and their supervising teacher will be guided through puppet making, character/story development and performance skills, finishing with videoing their work. Highly flexible, the puppet project is a scaffold on which to build other skills and knowledge. Students feel a true sense of accomplishment and have a chance for self-reflection and self-expression. All materials and instruction is provided. A fee for service is negotiated. While testing at Discovering Choices, Calgary, students said it was ‘fun and scary’, but one student gained 3 of his 5 high school credits to date! 


 

Session Descriptions

Session #3 – Friday, September 29th, 2017

                 1:15 – 2:30 PM

Room

Session Title/

Speaker Name

Session Description

River Cree 1

Derek Collins

of

Vermillion Outreach

“Feel the Vibe”

Come and learn about Vermillion outreach and their partnerships with VIBE (Vermillion is Being Empowered) also learn about the Vermillion Outreach School and its start, growth, success, challenges and current programming.

River Cree 2

Dwayne Peace

The Life Synergy for Youth program involves students, teachers, and the community in an effort to eliminate bullying from their schools and create an awareness of Social Responsibility, including respect amongst students, teachers and community members. An experienced school consultant, Dwayne Peace, provides professional experience at professional development workshops, parent information nights, school assemblies and classroom presentations. Experience has shown that the work Dwayne does in schools helps to reduce bullying behaviour, increases acceptance and caring behaviour, and creates a climate of safety and respect within the school community.

River Cree 3

ADLC

Options Courses

Come and see how and what ADLC can do you for you in your school with the offerings in Options Courses.

River Cree 4

Alberta Teachers Association

The History and Legacy of Residential Schools

This workshop examines the history, impacts and legacy of residential schools, including the effects of intergenerational trauma. Educators will be trained on the tools, resources and strategies that contribute to the development of mutually respectful relations between indigenous and nonIndigenous Canadians that is explored in this workshop. Participants will leave honouring the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s calls to action and make a professional and personal commitment to action.

 

Session Descriptions

Session #4 – Friday, September 29th, 2017

                 2:45 – 4:00 PM

Room

Session Title/

Speaker Name

Session Description

River Cree 1

Elizabeth Dunleavy 

of the 

OEC

Google Classroom

Interested in integrating more technology into your classroom? Google Classroom is an easy to use option which can be used to deliver full courses or just help with keeping a few videos or assignments in a central place. This presentation will give you a brief glimpse into how both teachers and students use this platform. It will also include a demonstration on how to develop your own assignments or courses.

River Cree 2

Dwayne Peace

The Life Synergy for Youth Part 2 

Continuation from previous time block.

River Cree 3

Elliot Bessey

OEC President

Outreach Roundtable

 Come join the OEC President and talk, discuss and argue about Outreach. What’s working, what is not? what are the trends? get a list of people you can reach out around the province to help you out with any questions outreach. We have the most experienced Outreach teachers in the province attending this conference let us this time to network and help each other grow some best practices. All are welcome Administrator, Teachers, IA/EA/TA's anyone that works with our Outreach Students.

River Cree 4

Alberta Teachers Association

The History and Legacy of Residential Schools Part 2

Continuation from previous time block.


 

 

Session #5 – Saturday, September 30th, 2017

                 10:00 – 11:45 AM (Coffee break at 11:00 AM)

Room

Session Title/

Speaker Name

Session Description

River Cree 1

Ed Gillis

 

Going Beyond Caring to Understanding and Mentorship

The science behind what it means to be at risk and what you as an outreach educator can do with this knowledge. Over the course of the past twenty-five years that I have worked with at-risk students, I have heard countless times from colleagues and professionals in the field that “it’s all about relationships”. This advice is usually passed on as requisite insight that everyone who works with at-risk youth either understands or will come to understand as a truism. I agree that it’s all about relationships, yet what does this actually tell you? How does it help? Does your relationship or empathy lead to students’ resilience? What do you do after you build a relationship with them? How can you as a teacher or administrator help? The truth is that many teachers care about their students but don’t know how to help them. With this in mind, the two sessions will cover 10 things you should know about what it means to be a risk and 15 tips to help you – as a teacher or administrator – mentor a student who is ‘at risk'

River Cree 2

Joel French

of 

Public Interest Alberta

The Path Forward: Opportunities to End Child Poverty in Alberta

From Poverty to Progress is a campaign coordinated by Public Interest Alberta to educate the public on the problem of child poverty in Alberta and to mobilize the public to speak out for greater investments in poverty reduction. The number of children living in poverty in Alberta has remained virtually unchanged for 25 years. Helping children and their parents who continue to live in poverty must remain a priority. From Poverty to Progress is a step towards ending the cycle of child poverty. The campaign was launched on August 16, 2017 and includes:  alarming child poverty statistics and their effect on children  steps to be taken to reduce child poverty  take action, sign our petition - From Poverty to Progress

River Cree 3

Elliot Bessey

OEC President

 

Outreach Success

Do you have something you want to share? A nondescript story about something amazing that has happened in your buildings. then this session is for you. come with stories and bring some positive experiences to other members of the Outreach World.

River Cree 4

 Louis Corbeil

A brief overview of the Palisades Stewardship Education Center The Palisades is located in Jasper National Park, 15 km East of the Jasper town site. The location and buildings are of historical significance to the area and to the early development of Alberta and the surrounding foothills. We offer a variety of credit and noncredit courses in the form of day or multi-day courses. The Palisades Stewardship and Education Center has a unique partnership with Jasper National Park, the Grande Yellowhead School Division, and Ski Marmot Basin. I would like to promote and share with the Outreach community the value of having students come to the Palisades to earn credits in an experiential surrounding that might be unique to them.