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Thursday, March 7
 

11:00am

SESSION CANCELED Skills Canada Alberta - The Future is NOW!
SESSION CANCELED

Speakers
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Randi Tajcnar

Skills Canada Alberta
Randi Tajcnar, Education Facilitator for Skills Canada Alberta, received her Education Degree from the University of Alberta. Randi tours across Alberta connecting students’ talents and aspirations to meaningful post-secondary and career opportunities in skilled trades and technologies... Read More →


Thursday March 7, 2019 11:00am - 12:15pm
Shaw CC: Salons 17-18 (40)

12:45pm

Continuing ASEBP Benefits into Retirement
Retirement is exciting, but also a little daunting with all the paperwork and planning to be done. With so many things to remember, let the Alberta School Employee Benefit Plan (ASEBP) make one of your checklist items a little easier—your retirement health benefits. During our session, participants will learn about eligibility requirements for maintaining their ASEBP benefits into retirement, the different coverage options available to them, the cost of coverage, as well as benefit options available after ASEBP coverage has ended. This session is beneficial for employees currently participating in ASEBP benefits and thinking about retirement.

Thursday March 7, 2019 12:45pm - 2:00pm
Shaw CC: Salons 17-18 (40)

12:45pm

Let’s talk about sex…ual health education
Whether this is your first or twentieth year of teaching, this session will increase your confidence and ease some of your anxiety around teaching the human sexuality outcomes for grades 4-CALM. Come to this interactive session and discuss innovative activities, strategies to engage students in the classroom, and best practices in teaching sexual health. Test drive updated lesson plans for Grade 4-9 and CALM Human Sexuality outcomes, with all new diagrams, handouts, and inclusive language. Expand your knowledge of the free resources available at Teachingsexualhealth.ca, an authorized Alberta Education resource.

Speakers
avatar for Nicole Inglis

Nicole Inglis

Health Promotion Facilitator, Alberta Health Services: Teaching Sexual Health
Nicole Inglis has taught everything from grade one PE to Bio 30, and lots of things in between. She has been a teacher at both CBE and Calgary Catholic schools, and earned her MEd in Adult, Community and Higher Education. Nicole spent more than 10 years facilitating prenatal and parenting... Read More →


Thursday March 7, 2019 12:45pm - 2:00pm
SHAW CC: Salons 19-20 (25) SHAW Conference Centre, 9797 Jasper Avenue, Edmonton, AB T5J 1N9
 
Friday, March 8
 

9:00am

Calm Classroom: A Calm Mind Is A Focused Mind
Take time out to deeply relax your body and mind as Susan guides you through a meditation (yoga nidra, a technique she studied with Yoga Masters in India and in California with Dr. Richard Miller) and teaches you simple and easy to learn mindfulness techniques some as short as 1-3 minutes in length.  Susan will show you how to integrate these mindfulness and meditation techniques into your daily life and classroom so you won't feel as drained or burnt out by the end of the day and will have a calmer classroom environment.  She will also teach you some quick and simple movement and breath exercises to connect your mind and body.  These exercises are great to help both you and your students refocus or "wake up" when your minds are wandering and you get that tired sleepy feel. 
This is a session you definitely don't want to miss as Susan brings these ancient meditation and mindfulness techniques she studied in India, New Mexico and California with world-renowned Yoga Masters making them easily accessible to you.
"If you're up for the challenge we will begin day 1 of the beKIND Mindfulness Challenge so you too can join our beKIND Mindfulness Movement of over 13 000 adults, teens and kids. I look forward to sharing these meditation and mindfulness techniques with you as I have seen them change lives. Hope you can join us!". Susan =;)

Speakers
avatar for Susan Agrios

Susan Agrios

President and CEO of AGRIOS MINDFITNESS, Agrios Mindfitness
Susan Agrios is founder & CEO of AGRIOS MINDFITNESS dedicated to helping & motivating others lead healthier lives physically & mentally through movement & breath. K-12 former schoolteacher, multi sport world medalist & record holder with more than 2 decades of experience as a fitness... Read More →


Friday March 8, 2019 9:00am - 10:15am
Shaw CC: Salon 5/6 (60)

9:00am

The Hunger Games: That kid’s just looking for attention…
"That kid's just looking for attention..." Probably. But not for why you think. Kids are starved for connection, direction, attachment and positive adult relationships, and we need to fortify them! This session speaks to the biological, psychological and developmental reasons kids seek our attention, why they NEED to seek our attention and why we MUST give it to them. Using videos, humor and different perspectives, we'll look at the behaviors and brains of these kids and the survival games they play. Participants will learn the "Vitamin C" approach to attention seeking behaviors, and explore the research, theory and practical applications of nourishing our students with the time and attention they seek…and deserve.

Speakers
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Ariel Haubrich

Consultant/ Trainer/ Private Practitioner, Knowledge is Power: Consulting & Wellness Services
Ariel Haubrich, M.Ed Psych works in school mental health as a counsellor and program manager, and also as a consultant, presenter and private practitioner. She is a Certified Professional Counsellor, and has over 15 years of experience as a counsellor and programming coordinator in... Read More →


Friday March 8, 2019 9:00am - 12:00pm
Shaw CC: Salon 8 (240)

9:00am

Canadian Landscape à la Ted Harrison **session fee & registration required**
Limited Capacity seats available

For those who love Canada’s North, Ted Harrison is a MUST. His use of vibrant colours and bold lines made him a favourite artist among Canadian students. With the help of chalk-, oil pastels, and mixed media, 3 beautiful sceneries will come to life. The level of difficulty can be adjusted according to the grade level taught. Participants will be provided with a set of handouts and a PowerPoint presentation (bring your own USB stick) that can be used directly in their art classrooms. Open to art and general teachers of grades 4- 10. All supplies provided by the instructor. $10 (cash only)registration fee. 

Speakers
avatar for Bogdan Konikowski

Bogdan Konikowski

director, ARTIZA
Bogdan is an artist – educator from Edmonton. He received his formal fine arts education in Poland. Bogdan is very versatile in terms of the subjects he undertakes. Using chiaroscuro and glazing techniques, Bogdan has come to specialize in painting murals and reproducing the works... Read More →


Friday March 8, 2019 9:00am - 12:15pm
Shaw CC: Salons 17-18 (40)

10:45am

MINDFITNESS Breaks: Quick Techniques to Create a Calm, Focused & Fit Classroom
Mindfitness: the condition of being mentally and physically healthy 
The new signature MINDFITNESS Training combines Mindfulness and Fitness to create MINDFITNESS.  Designed specifically for teachers, students and parents we use movement and breath to connect the body and mind. Research shows exercise boosts student’s academic achievement, decreases behavior problems and improves focus and retention of information.  
During this session I will teach you MINDFITNESS techniques for relaxation, to improve fitness (DPA), focus, attention and concentration and to foster self-regulation. You will also experience in 30 seconds how you can shift negative thought patterns with a very simple breathing technique.
So come join us to experience MINDFITNESS techniques and learn how to integrate this into your daily life and classroom so everyone can lead healthier lives physically, mentally, socially and emotionally. 
The MINDFITNESS kit will be released in the Spring of 2019. 

Speakers
avatar for Susan Agrios

Susan Agrios

President and CEO of AGRIOS MINDFITNESS, Agrios Mindfitness
Susan Agrios is founder & CEO of AGRIOS MINDFITNESS dedicated to helping & motivating others lead healthier lives physically & mentally through movement & breath. K-12 former schoolteacher, multi sport world medalist & record holder with more than 2 decades of experience as a fitness... Read More →


Friday March 8, 2019 10:45am - 12:00pm
Shaw CC: Salon 5/6 (60)

10:45am

Me, My Selfie and I; How Social Media is Creating a Self-Obsessed Generation
National award winning speaker and author and mental health advocate, Wade Sorochan, reveals how social media can create an unhealthy obsession with self, which could lead to impatience, a lack of empathy, a need for instant gratification and serious mental health issues. Wade shares the latest research on the topic along with important tips on how to break the addiction before it turns into a serious mental health issue and learn to balance the virtual world world with the real world. Wade Sorochan is the author of the groundbreaking book UNSOCIAL MEDIA; VIRTUAL WORLD CAUSING REAL WORLD ANXIETY--the book is being used as a valuable resource in schools and by parents throughout Canada. Wade Sorochan is recognized as "Canada.s Social Media Expert."---Toronto Star, CTV, Global TV, City TV.

Speakers
avatar for Wade Sorochan

Wade Sorochan

Owner, Wade Sorochan Communications
Wade Sorochan is an accomplished broadcaster and national award Winning speaker, author and mental health advocate. As a mental illness survivor, Wade is a sought after motivational speaker bringing awareness to those areas in life that can cause serious mental health issues. Wade... Read More →


Friday March 8, 2019 10:45am - 12:00pm
Shaw CC: Salon 1 (40)
 

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