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School Leadership (LQS 1-9) [clear filter]
Thursday, February 18
 

10:45am MST

“But What Are We Going To Do?”: Ensuring Effective Collaborative Team Meetings *PRE-RECORDED*
Collaborative team meetings, focusing on the emerging needs of students, are at the heart of a school’s Collaborative Response. But how do we ensure that these team meetings are purposeful, efficient and truly moving towards collective action for students? In this session, Kurtis will break down best practices to consider when engaging in collaborative team meetings, as well as share multiple school samples and artifacts. This session is intended for schools already refining the tenets of Collaborative Response or interested in learning more about the school-wide framework.

Speakers
avatar for Kurtis Hewson

Kurtis Hewson

Lead Learner/Co-Founder, Jigsaw Learning
Kurtis Hewson has been an award-winning teacher, vice-principal, and principal, as well as taught at the post-secondary level. With over a decade of experience as an administrator, Kurtis has championed the call for collaborative structures in schools to ensure success for all students... Read More →


Thursday February 18, 2021 10:45am - 12:00pm MST
Online (Pre-Recording)

12:30pm MST

Recognizing and Addressing Anxiety in Schools
School staff are increasingly challenged to support individuals with all levels of anxiety and related behaviours. This workshop will provide information about the most common anxiety disorders, examine how these disorders impact people, and provide participants with strategies to help support those affected cope and manage.


Thursday February 18, 2021 12:30pm - 1:45pm MST
Virtual (Zoom)

12:30pm MST

After Disruption: What Comes Next
For years we’ve studied and praised leaders who “think different” and disruptive innovators who “move fast and break things”. But the world is finally contending with the dark side of disruption!As a startup entrepreneur and a news journalist, Jesse Brown has a unique perspective on the shift taking place in our industries and institutions — the race is on to create workplace cultures where everyone is empowered. Collaboration, compassion, humility, and patience are now taking equal space with dynamism, rule-breaking, and relentlessness.Using personal stories, humour, and real-world examples, Brown leaves audiences with tangible tips on how to stay ahead of the shifting currents and create cultures where everyone is excited to show up for work each day.

Speakers
avatar for Jesse Brown

Jesse Brown

What does the future hold for Canada? Are our institutions and economy at odds with rapid technological and cultural change? Are we keeping up? From business to government to media, disruption is here. Technology and media expert Jesse Brown explains the challenging shifts ahead... Read More →


Thursday February 18, 2021 12:30pm - 1:45pm MST
CATCA Webinar 3000-4

12:30pm MST

President Schilling: Unplugged
Limited Capacity seats available

This session will offer the opportunity to meet with President Schilling in a group setting to discuss matters and issues that are of importance to you and your colleagues. The session will open with a few focus questions from President Schilling followed by an opportunity to have open dialogue on topics generated by the discussion.

Speakers
avatar for Jason Schilling

Jason Schilling

President, Alberta Teachers' Association
Jason Schilling was elected president in 2019 following two years of service as vice-president and more than eight years of service as district representative for South West. As vice-president, Schilling chaired the Central Table Bargaining Committee and the Finance Committee, served... Read More →


Thursday February 18, 2021 12:30pm - 1:45pm MST
Virtual (Zoom)

12:30pm MST

Envisioning Collaborative Response: Supporting ALL students
It is virtually impossible for a teacher to know how to successfully provide instruction and support for all students in diverse, inclusive contemporary classrooms. Come learn about Collaborative Response, a mindset for educational organizations that values collaborative, action focused responses, data-informed discussions, and timely intervention to ensure all students can experience success. Come learn how school administration and inclusive learning support leadership teams establish school-wide structures to ensure support for every student in our schools and across our districts. Numerous Alberta school and district examples, as well as access to a myriad of resources will be provided.

Speakers
avatar for Kurtis Hewson

Kurtis Hewson

Lead Learner/Co-Founder, Jigsaw Learning
Kurtis Hewson has been an award-winning teacher, vice-principal, and principal, as well as taught at the post-secondary level. With over a decade of experience as an administrator, Kurtis has championed the call for collaborative structures in schools to ensure success for all students... Read More →


Thursday February 18, 2021 12:30pm - 3:30pm MST
CATCA Virtual Room 072

2:15pm MST

Optimiser l’enseignement et l’apprentissage grâce aux plans de croissance professionnelle
Cette session offre à chacun l’occasion de réfléchir aux cadres juridiques, à la politique, et aux autres exigences relatives à la croissance professionnelle des enseignants; de se familiariser avec les composantes essentielles et efficaces du plan de croissance; et de découvrir les documents d’appuis et les outils à la disposition des enseignants pour élaborer un plan de croissance professionnelle. Le processus d’évaluation des enseignants et les exigences pour l’obtention du brevet d’enseignement permanent seront également abordés pendant la session.

Speakers
avatar for Monique Gravel

Monique Gravel

Executive Staff Officer, Professional Development, The Alberta Teachers Association


Thursday February 18, 2021 2:15pm - 3:30pm MST
Virtual (Zoom)
 
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.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Farha Shariff

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 →
avatar for Dan Grassick

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

One Teacher Away
Thanks to an educator – Micheal Loud foot – Sam was taught a lesson that transformed his life. Every educator has the opportunity to do the same within their own classrooms. In this program, Sam shares what Mike did that made him personally invest in his lessons and leadership. Your audience will leave this program remembering exactly why they started teaching years ago.

Speakers
avatar for Sam Demma

Sam Demma

Sam Demma Enterprises
Sam Demma, entrepreneur, youth coach, and keynote speaker doesn’t let his age define his drive or credibility. His goal is to provide people of all ages with the tools and strategies they need to become the change-makers in their schools, businesses, communities, and in the lives... Read More →



Friday February 19, 2021 9:00am - 10:15am MST
CATCA Webinar 1000-4

12:30pm MST

Reconnecting to Your Calling: Moving From Teacher Well-being to Being Well as Teachers *PRE-RECORDED*
Beyond a job, teaching is a calling. This workshop provides a snapshot of well-being science that invites educators and leaders to build and sustain a practice of well-being within that calling. Participants will experience tools that can help create a ripple effect of impact for themselves and their students. Moving beyond self-care strategies and a focus on teacher stress, we will discuss both individual and organizational opportunities to help shift the tide from burning out to burning in.

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Speakers
avatar for Scott Bailey

Scott Bailey

Supporting Healthy School Communities
Ever Active Schools is a registered national charity designed to create and support healthy school communities. We engage and support schools through a Comprehensive School Health framework, which addresses health and education goals to improve the social outcomes of children and... Read More →


Friday February 19, 2021 12:30pm - 1:45pm MST
Online (Pre-Recording)

12:30pm MST

Self-Care for Sanity *PRE-RECORDED*
Avoid burn-out! Everyone learns more through example, than words. This full day session provides interactive experiences that illuminate the principles of self-compassion and mindfulness, to help teachers truly embrace self-care so they are at their best for their students & families, role-modelling HOW to be in the world, as much as what to do. Teachers learn how to create windows of peace and calm in their day, to be a peaceful influence in their classroom, to keep themselves healthy – mentally, physically and emotionally.

Speakers
avatar for Tina Thrussel

Tina Thrussel

Self-Care for Sanity, Best U Can B Inc
Tina Thrussell has been facilitating impactful, interactive, personal expansion experiences for more than 16 years. Her light-hearted energy and contagious enthusiasm have contributed to her reputation as, "The Feel Good Lady." This deep lover of life has inspired thousands of people... Read More →


Friday February 19, 2021 12:30pm - 3:30pm MST
Online (Pre-Recording)

2:15pm MST

Health is Wealth: How to Live a Balanced Life *PRE-RECORDED*
We live in an increasingly fast paced, social media driven society, in which stress can become an issue- at times even fatal. Please join author, podcaster and speaker Mike Pickles in a highly engaging session, in which he explores the Wellness Wheel, offering practical strategies on how to live a more fulfilling, balanced lifestyle.

Specifically, you'll leave Mike’s session feeling informed, inspired and empowered for personal change. In the words of J. Stanford, “Health is a state of body, but wellness is a state of being.” Don't forget that health is wealth.

Speakers
avatar for Mike Pickles

Mike Pickles

Speaker, Author, Educator & Podcaster, New Beginnings Consultant
Mike A. Pickles hails from scenic Nova Scotia. He has been teaching for 27 years in the K-12 system, an Administrator, as well as the School Board and College level. He was fortunate enough to teach in all three of Canada’s northern territories; the Yukon, the Northwest Territories... Read More →


Friday February 19, 2021 2:15pm - 3:30pm MST
Online (Pre-Recording)