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Equity & Human Rights (TQS/LQS 4) [clear filter]
Thursday, February 18

2:15pm MST

Gender and Sexual Diversity in School
In this session we will work together to develop a comprehensive understanding of sexual and gender diverse terminology, to understand relevant legislation as it relates to the sexual orientation, gender identity and the classroom, and to discern best practices for supporting queer and trans youth in the classroom and at school. Or goal is to create a safer school for all students and provide teachers with practical tools, tips, and resources for incorporating gender and sexual diversity into their lessons.

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Alexandra Marshall

fYrefly in Schools Education Facilitator, ISMSS
Alexandra Marshall has been teaching for over 14 years in a wide range of contexts. She has an education degree from the University of Alberta and has a passion for advocacy. She looks forward to providing tools and supports for anyone looking to improve their practice in working... Read More →

Thursday February 18, 2021 2:15pm - 3:30pm MST
CATCA Virtual Room 061
Friday, February 19

9:00am MST

How did we get here? Understanding the basics of anti-racism
How have we arrived at this moment of reckoning in with race and racism in our schools and what should we do now? This session will include a brief introduction to critical social justice pedagogy and critical race theory which will help teachers and school leaders begin to understand how to engage constructively in anti-racist pedagogy with direct application for their classrooms and schools. Antiracism resources and upcoming events available through the ATA will be shared.

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Dr. Farha Shariff

Understanding the Basis of Anti-Racism, University of Alberta PhD
Farha Shariff, PhD   @drfarha077 on Twitter & InstagramIntersectional feminist / unapologetic critical social justice and anti-racist educator / educational consultantDaughter of immigrants, mama to three bossy women who will run the world one day. Closet nerd, academic and prof... Read More →
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Dan Grassick

Executive Staff Officer, Professional Development, The Alberta Teachers Association
Dan Grassick (they/them) is an Executive Staff Officer in the Alberta Teachers' Association's Professional Development program area. Among Dan's main responsibilities are leading the ATA's Diversity, Equity, and Human Rights (DEHR) work, supporting the teachers' conventions in Southern... Read More →

Friday February 19, 2021 9:00am - 10:15am MST
Virtual (Zoom)

9:00am MST

Multiple Intelligences and the EQ – old trend, viewed from a contemporary perspective
The idea of multiple intelligences introduced by Howard Gardner in the 1970s has revolutionised the teaching world but also brought forward a lot of unanswered questions: how DO you adapt your teaching to the different learning styles present in your classroom?

While the answer is not easy to find, through soul searching, mindfulness and open-mindedness, and using a variety of communication strategies, Maria will introduce you to ways to nurture multiple intelligences while still catering to the needs of the learners as a group. Together, you will identify steps in the developmental phase of an individual, starting with early childhood, elementary years moving into young adult life, that can be used in planning and achieve the set goals.

At anytime you would like to communicate with Maria, you can at the following email:mdmillar@telus.net

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Maria Millar

MD Millar Publishing
An experienced teacher and trainer, Maria has been running MD Millar Publishing, her own Calgary publishing and editing company, since 2013. Maria has worked in the settlement and immigration sector for 16 years in various capacities and for the past 11 years, she has provided PD... Read More →

Friday February 19, 2021 9:00am - 12:00pm MST
CATCA Virtual Room 057

12:30pm MST

Intersectionality - Walking a Tightrope
Diversity, human rights and inclusion are highlighted in this talk on Intersectionality.
In this talk Dr Michael Marshall explores the overlapping identities that contribute to our personhood and selves and how those interact to create disadvantage in BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Colour) individuals in schools. He looks to show how changes can be made in school systems to highlight and celebrate difference while leveling the playing field for all persons in schools.

This can be a keynote or plenary talk that provides insight and education while challenging views on the systemic nature of prejudice and exclusion. Dr Marshall is able to tie in many diverse but inter-related themes that will leave educators better equipped to manage the environment in which we currently exist.

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Dr Michael Marshall

Dr Michael Marshall, MBBS, MRCPsych, PgDip (Mental Health Law), CCT (Psychiatry), is a psychiatrist with a special interest in transgender and 2SLGBTQ+ health and wellness. Dr Marshall is a clinician at heart and has been engaged with various projects related to the wellness of the... Read More →

Friday February 19, 2021 12:30pm - 1:45pm MST
CATCA Webinar 1000-4