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Friday, October 18
 

8:45am

Elementary Assessment
Limited Capacity filling up

Required for all first-year elementary students. This session will cover formative/summative and diagnostic assessment and how to use them in your classroom.


Friday October 18, 2019 8:45am - 10:00am
XH 228B

8:45am

Ki O Rahi Cultural Physical Education
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn about the New Zealand game of Ki O Rahi, which is rooted in traditional Maori culture. This session will be Phys Ed and Social Studies based. Please bring clothes that you are comfortable moving in for this session.

Speakers

Friday October 18, 2019 8:45am - 10:00am
AUX Gym KMC

8:45am

Professional Learning Communities - The Success of a Team
Limited Capacity filling up

This session will look at how school-based teams interact to help both staff and students grow. Learn from Vice Principal Kyle Sarka, on how to be a part of a successful team. 

Speakers

Friday October 18, 2019 8:45am - 10:00am
XH 126

8:45am

Writing Strategies and Dysgraphia
Limited Capacity filling up

This session will focus on different writing strategies to engage students who struggle with dysgraphia, including spelling difficulties, handwriting, and trouble with expression and thought development.

Speakers

Friday October 18, 2019 8:45am - 10:00am
XH 328

8:45am

Running Records
Limited Capacity filling up

This session is for elementary teachers in second year and will cover how to organize and conduct a running record.

Speakers

Friday October 18, 2019 8:45am - 10:00am
Coady 265

8:45am

Classroom Management- Secondary
Limited Capacity full

This session is for secondary teachers in both years. It will cover hands-on approaches and strategies that you can use in secondary classrooms to better manage behaviours and instruction.

Speakers

Friday October 18, 2019 8:45am - 10:00am
Coady 242

10:10am

Secondary Assessment A
Limited Capacity filling up

Secondary Assessment A or B is required for all first-year secondary students. This session will cover formative, summative and diagnostic assessment and how to use them in your classroom. 

Speakers

Friday October 18, 2019 10:10am - 11:25am
XH 228B

10:10am

Culturally Relevant Pedagogy
Limited Capacity filling up

This session will focus on how to teach to reach your students through a multicultural approach. Learn from Vice Principal Kyle Sarka, on how to relate the curriculum to your student's cultural context.

Speakers

Friday October 18, 2019 10:10am - 11:25am
XH 126

10:10am

Ki O Rahi Cultural Physical Education
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn about the New Zealand game of Ki O Rahi, which is rooted in traditional Maori culture. This session will be Phys Ed and Social Studies based. Please bring clothes that you are comfortable moving in for this session.

Speakers

Friday October 18, 2019 10:10am - 11:25am
AUX Gym KMC

10:10am

LGBTQ2S+ Educators
Limited Capacity seats available

This presentation is suitable for queer and non-queer-identifying people.

Being a queer teacher, one has certain advantages in the classroom which may also be accompanied by extra challenges. This session will be co-facilitated by Joseph Goodwin, a recent graduate of the StFX BEd program and Claydon Goering, the Gender and Sexual Diversity Advisor at StFX.

In this session, Joseph will share some research findings from his study on "Supporting Queer Students as a Gay or Lesbian Teacher in Canadian Public Schools." Joseph will also share some of his personal experiences as a Gay/ CIS male teacher. Claydon will be sharing their experiences working in a professional environment, transitioning into the workplace, and chat about barriers that those in the trans community have/ might face in professional working environments generally speaking.




Friday October 18, 2019 10:10am - 11:25am
Coady 242

10:10am

Music Therapy
Limited Capacity full

This session will introduce pre-service teachers to music therapy and how it can be useful within the classroom setting. Learn from facilitator Paul Lauzon, a Music Therapy professor from Acadia University.

Speakers

Friday October 18, 2019 10:10am - 11:25am
Coady 265

10:10am

Writing Strategies and Dysgraphia
Limited Capacity filling up

This session will focus on different writing strategies to engage students who struggle with dysgraphia, including spelling difficulties, handwriting, and trouble with expression and thought development. 

Speakers

Friday October 18, 2019 10:10am - 11:25am
XH 328

11:25am

Lunch (Not Provided)
Please remember to bring a lunch, it will not be provided. Thank you!

Friday October 18, 2019 11:25am - 12:25pm

12:30pm

Secondary Assessment B
Limited Capacity filling up

Secondary Assessment A or B is required for all first-year secondary students. This session will cover formative, summative and diagnostic assessment and how to use them in your classroom. 

Speakers

Friday October 18, 2019 12:30pm - 1:45pm
XH 328

12:30pm

Crisis Response in Schools
Limited Capacity full

Faculty member Rob Ryan will be facilitating a session on how school administrators and faculty respond during crises.

Speakers

Friday October 18, 2019 12:30pm - 1:45pm
XH 228B

12:30pm

Differentiation in Learning Centres
Limited Capacity seats available

This session will be an introduction to learning centres and how you can use differentiation to engage those students.

Speakers

Friday October 18, 2019 12:30pm - 1:45pm
XH 126

12:30pm

Mindfullness in the Classroom
Limited Capacity full

This session will focus on introducing mindful practices into your classroom instruction. Including meditation, discussions, yoga, self-care, and healthy habits.

Speakers

Friday October 18, 2019 12:30pm - 1:45pm
XH 228A

12:30pm

Music Therapy
Limited Capacity seats available

This session will introduce pre-service teachers to music therapy and how it can be useful within the classroom setting. Learn from facilitator Paul Lauzon, a Music Therapy professor from Acadia University.

Speakers

Friday October 18, 2019 12:30pm - 1:45pm
Coady 265

12:30pm

Positive Space 3
Limited Capacity seats available

Positive Space 2 is a prerequisite. Positive Space 3 focuses on integrating LGBTQ2S+ culture and perspectives into the curriculum and your future classroom.

Speakers

Friday October 18, 2019 12:30pm - 1:45pm
Coady 242

2:00pm

Keynote Speaker
Hetty van Gurp is a lifelong activist and educator who served over three decades as a classroom teacher, principal, and resource teacher. In 1991, following a personal family tragedy as a result of a bullying incident, Hetty then made it her life mission to make schools a safer place for everyone.

She is the founder of Peaceful Schools International, a non profit organization that is committed to helping schools develop a culture of peace both locally and internationally. Hetty has worked with educators in post conflict areas including Cambodia, Serbia, Macedonia, and Northern Ireland.



Speakers

Friday October 18, 2019 2:00pm - 3:15pm
Schwartz Auditorium