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Curriculum & Pedagogy [clear filter]
Thursday, March 7


7 Things You Could Start Next Week to Change the Assessment Culture in Your Classroom
Does conventional assessment work against your goal of building a classroom community that supports the well-being of all students? You CAN change the assessment culture in your classroom, and support learning while you’re at it. Explore some specific, practical assessment ideas that you can start implementing on Monday!    

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AAC Facilitator

Field Service Facilitator, Alberta Assessment Consortium
The Alberta Assessment Consortium is a not-for-profit education partner in the province, focused on everyday assessment to support student learning. Our facilitators combine their experience as Alberta teachers and teacher leaders with the expertise of the organization.

Thursday March 7, 2019 12:45pm - 2:00pm
Shaw CC: Salons 15-16 (40)
Friday, March 8


Classroom Design: Not Just a Seating Arrangement
Natural versus fluorescent lighting; neutral versus vibrant colours; desks versus varied levels of seating; fresh versus circulated air. Over the past two years I have completed my Masters of Educational Studies through the University of Alberta, where I did my research assignment on classroom design at the middle years level. Through the literature, interviews, and my own experiences I found four elements of the physical environment affect students: lighting, ventilation, aesthetics, and furniture. Lighting in the classroom includes natural sources such as windows and skylights, lamps, and overhead lighting.  Ventilation refers to the physical temperature and air movement within classrooms.  Aesthetics deals with the general atmosphere of the classroom, including colours, and furniture is more than just a place to sit and work. This session will explore my personal journey through classroom design, moving beyond seating arrangements, and will offer educators simple solutions to creating engaging learning environments for students in the middle years.


Lindsay Kate Anderson

Foothills School Division 38
Lindsay is a passionate middle years educator who is excited to have moved into the role of Instructional Coach at two middle schools in Foothills School Division. Miss Anderson brings with her a confident wealth of knowledge in engaging middle years students, primarily in ELA and... Read More →

Friday March 8, 2019 9:00am - 10:15am
Shaw CC: Salons 13-14 (40)


Whiteboarding in the Science Classroom
Whiteboarding can be defined by some as an effective classroom strategy that uses dry-erase boards to actively engage students in the learning process. This strategy provides students with ongoing evaluation and quick feedback that guides understanding and comprehension of subject matter. It also allows students to engage in a collaborative learning process with their peers enabling them to learn from each other and provides the teacher with another formative assessment tool to use in their classroom. This session will introduce you to multiple methods on how you can use whiteboarding with your science students.


Kristian Basaraba

Next Step High School
Kristian Basaraba is presently a high school science teacher at Next Step High school in Sherwood Park. He has a Master’s of Science in Science Education from Montana State University and has taught all levels of high school science, including International Baccalaureate and non-academic... Read More →

Friday March 8, 2019 10:45am - 12:00pm
Shaw CC: Salons 15-16 (40)

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