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Lynne Ursenbach has enjoyed teaching in elementary and middle schools in Calgary since 2001. She currently teaches Humanities to Grade 6 and 7 students. Her roles have included teaching in community schools, in the GATE program and as an AISI L.L. She holds a Masters Degree in Interpretive Studies (Education) from the University of Calgary. She has a passion for learning through the Arts and teaching gifted underachievers.

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Schedule

Location : Fish Creek Provincial Park - Glennfield Day Use Area C

Click here to view instructions on how to register for A Practical Approach to Wilderness Emergencies

*FEES are paid to Rocky Mountain Adventure Medicine Inc. DO NOT pay on the CCTCA website.

*Registration is completed through the eventbrite website link provided in the attached PDF.

A practical day focusing the principles of responding to backcountry emergencies.The day will focus on Remote First Aid scenarios.

During this practical day we will review common injuries that may occur and practice methods and techniques to stabilize the situation.

We encourage teachers to pack and bring their leader kits, as interaction between outdoor leaders can result in enlightenment with regards to the value of certain “indispensable pieces of equipment”.

We’re looking forward to having you join us for the upcoming course. We will be outdoors for the entire day at Fish Creek Provincial Park. Please dress for the weather. It’s a good idea to layer so that you can adjust for the range of temperatures that you could encounter during the day. Remember to bring lunch, snacks, water and a thermal cup also.

A Practical Approach to Wilderness Emergencies Fees: $55.00

Location : St. Mary's High School - B104/B106

Click here to view instructions on how to register for Adventure Medic Wilderness First Aid - Bridge and Re-Certification.

*FEES are paid to Rocky Mountain Adventure Medicine Inc. DO NOT pay on the CCTCA website.

*Registration is completed through the eventbrite website link provided in the attached PDF.

February 13 & 14: 8:30 - 4:00 and February 22: 9:00 - 4:30

The Adventure Medic® Bridge program consists of 2 classroom days and 1 field day. It is for individuals looking to “bridge” a 16 Hour Standard First Aid to an Adventure Medic® 40 Hour Wilderness First Aid certification. The program is appropriate for those who take on a leadership role in the outdoors. Focus is on the long-term implications for initial care, stabilization and evacuation of patients in remote wilderness locations. For those recertifying a current 40-hour qualification, proof of valid certification will be required.


Prerequisites:

Adventure Medic Bridge program: Current Standard First Aid Certification with level C CPR & AED training

Adventure Medic Re-certification program: Current 40-hour certification–– expired certification is not eligible for re-certification

*Participants must email a copy of their current certification into the office by February 6, 2020.


Certification is valid for 3 years.


Course Fees - Convention Special:

Adventure Medic Bridge: $315

Adventure Medic Re-Certification: $275

Location : Mount Royal University - EB 1018

Mount Royal University Symposium


Children behave in certain ways to achieve certain outcomes. This presentation will identify the functions of (maladaptive) behaviours and what they may be communicating about a student with Autism’s unmet needs and wants. We will work together to become Behavior Detectives to see outcomes of behaviours and how we can intervene to reduce or replace these behaviours in the classroom. This session will focus on Attention Seeking and Sensory functions of behaviour and how you can help children with ASD meet these needs in a classroom. Participants will leave the session with strategies to identify the function of maladaptive behaviours and strategies to implement replacement behaviours.

Click here to view Mount Royal University map.

Location : Mount Royal University - EB 1018

Mount Royal University Symposium


Children behave in certain ways to achieve certain outcomes. This presentation will identify the functions of (maladaptive) behaviours and what they may be communicating about a student with Autism’s unmet needs and wants. We will work together to become Behavior Detectives to see outcomes of behaviours and how we can intervene to reduce or replace these behaviours in the classroom. This session will focus on Attention Seeking and Sensory functions of behaviour and how you can help children with ASD meet these needs in a classroom. Participants will leave the session with strategies to identify the function of maladaptive behaviours and strategies to implement replacement behaviours.

Click here to view Mount Royal University map.

Location : Mount Royal University - EB 1002

Mount Royal University Symposium


This session will help new (or experienced!) teachers develop interpersonal relationships between students and with their students in small, meaningful chunks of time. Perfect for transitions or movement breaks, these quick activities foster independence in all learners and help all students find success in social settings. You will leave the session having practiced strategies and with a cheat sheet of ideas that can be implemented immediately!

Click here to view Mount Royal University map.



Location : Mount Royal University - EB 1002

Mount Royal University Symposium


This session will help new (or experienced!) teachers develop interpersonal relationships between students and with their students in small, meaningful chunks of time. Perfect for transitions or movement breaks, these quick activities foster independence in all learners and help all students find success in social settings. You will leave the session having practiced strategies and with a cheat sheet of ideas that can be implemented immediately!

Click here to view Mount Royal University map.



Location : Crescent Heights High School - 309

Educators are often faced with very unique and challenging issues in the classroom. At any given time, an educator will have students dealing with a variety of issues including trauma, anger/aggression, anxiety, grief, depression, or self-harm – often these challenges are expressed as negative behaviour in the classroom.


This workshop will help you to decode behaviours, understand the signs of common psychological issues, and empower you with the tools to help bring your students to a place of connection and safety. Educators will leave with a toolbox of strategies to help children who are struggling with relationships in the classroom, anxiety, emotional regulation, depression and attention- based issues. Connection, co-regulation, respectful communication and resilience are central themes in helping you to create a classroom that is inclusive, safe, and deeply accepting of all students.


OBJECTIVES:


Discuss the role of attachment in creating safe classroom environments

Explore how physical classroom environments ( lighting, seating and decor) impact student success

Identify common psychological issues experienced by students

Connect “red flag behaviours” with deeper issues

Create a toolbox of strategies to help children struggling with anxiety, trauma, regulation, depression, attentional–based issues and relationships

Examine the efficacy of rewards and punishments

Discuss the importance of self-care for educators

Location : Mount Royal University - EB 1014

Mount Royal University Symposium


Language and communication are central to learning and relationship development. Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) often have complex communication needs and require additional tools and strategies to develop functional communication. Participants will be able to:

- Explain what Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) is and why it can be so important for students with ASD.

- Dispel myths regarding AAC.

- Identify 3 primary reasons we communicate

- Get started with AAC strategies in the classroom


Click here to view Mount Royal University map.


Location : Mount Royal University - EB 1014

Mount Royal University Symposium


Language and communication are central to learning and relationship development. Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) often have complex communication needs and require additional tools and strategies to develop functional communication. Participants will be able to:

- Explain what Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) is and why it can be so important for students with ASD.

- Dispel myths regarding AAC.

- Identify 3 primary reasons we communicate

- Get started with AAC strategies in the classroom


Click here to view Mount Royal University map.


Location : Crescent Heights High School - 305

Overwhelmed by your giant stack of marking and curriculum demands? Having trouble falling asleep? Stressed out by your ever growing to do list? Learn popular and emerging tools that can help create moments of calm so that life doesn't feel so overwhelming. No incense or chanting required. You will walk away from this upbeat, interactive workshop with 15 specific in the moment techniques to help you cope with everyday stress. Topics explored include: Your Monkey Mind, Thinking and Feeling, Breathing Techniques, Acupressure and EFT. The best part is techniques can be used with your students too. A calm learning environment equals an effective learning environment. Let's make it happen!


Click here to download the workbook for use in this session. Please print a copy and bring it to the session.

Location : Mount Royal University - EB 1108

Mount Royal University Symposium


Assessment is often viewed as the bridge between teaching and learning. This session highlights how assessment can be used to improve student learning as well as guide teachers to adjust their teaching strategies. Examples of how teachers and students can meaningfully report on progress will be shared.

Click here to view Mount Royal University map.

Location : Mount Royal University - EB 1108

Mount Royal University Symposium


Assessment is often viewed as the bridge between teaching and learning. This session highlights how assessment can be used to improve student learning as well as guide teachers to adjust their teaching strategies. Examples of how teachers and students can meaningfully report on progress will be shared.

Click here to view Mount Royal University map.

Location : Mount Royal University - Ross Glen Hall

Mount Royal University Symposium


This panel is focused on district resources that are available to create and support inclusive learning environments. This panel features the expertise of Trisa Soroski (Calgary Catholic School District), Lanna Myers (Calgary Board of Education), and Sheri Black (Rocky View School Division) and is facilitated by Dr. Joy Chadwick (Mount Royal University).


Click here to view Mount Royal University map.

Location : Mount Royal University - Ross Glen Hall

Mount Royal University Symposium


My biggest obstacle to living well is not my autism. It is my extremely fragile mental health. And my experience is not unique. Co-occuring mental health issues (like severe anxiety and depression) are the biggest obstacle to the futures of people with autism (Cribb 2019). For example, we are 7 - 9x more likely to engage in suicidal behaviours compared to our peers (Hirvikoski 2019). If we want to prevent these rampant mental health problems, we have to make different choices. Autistics are being taught that we are broken and that who we are naturally is NOT ok. And this is an absolutely devastating message to internalize. We are not broken or defective, but we do have brains that work differently than “neurotypical” or so-called “normal” brains. It is vital that we learn to empower students with autism by respecting and publicly acknowledging their innate strengths and abilities (Armstrong 2010).


Click here to view Mount Royal University map.

Location : Crescent Heights High School - 309

Environment impacts mental health both positively and negatively. In this workshop, educators will explore how lighting, seating, temperature and classroom decor either nurtures or detracts from a student reaching his or her full potential. Educators will walk away with a full toolbox of practical strategies to enhance the environment students learn and grow in.
Location : Crescent Heights High School - Cafeteria

OUTDOOR WORKSHOPS (to follow the feature presentation - MEET IN THE CAFETERIA- be prepared to participate outside, dress appropriately):


1) Build your Toolbox to support a fun, free and flexible club to get students active

This interactive session will feature activities and strategies to implement a run, walk or activity club at your school. The Alberta Medical Association and Ever Active Schools have partnered to support Alberta Schools through the Alberta Medical Association Youth Run Club: a fun, free and flexible club. Participants of this session will leave with the expertise to develop a new club or enhance an existing one with access to downloadable handbooks, practice plans and free swag. Come ready to move and have some fun!


2) Orange Marks the Spot: Lesson Plans to support Outdoor Adventure

Active play in nature and outdoors is essential for healthy child development. This interactive session will feature activities and strategies to develop competence, confidence and motivation to be active outside for life. The Alberta Orienteering Association and the Be Fit For Life Network have partnered to create Orange Marks the Spot: a series of lesson plans that are a fun way to introduce outdoor adventure skills to participants ages 5-12. Participants will leave with free downloadable lesson plans and strategies for use as a cross curricluar activity, in Physical Education, for large group activities, special event days, or a way to orient students to new spaces.


3) Ski, Skate and Slide: developing Physical Literacy in the Ice and Snow on Snowshoes or Cross-Country Skis

Ski, Skate and Slide is a new resource from Ever Active Schools to support Physical Education in winter environments. Using a Comprehensive School Health approach, teachers can be creative with in-place supervision strategies, physical environments and partnerships with service providers to ensure that students have quality time on snow and ice during and after formal lessons. Come with your cross-country skis or snowshoes, or just a good pair of boots to borrow a pair of snowshoes (limited availability) and try out activities that you can actively supervise in your school yard or on the local trails - please dress for the weather!

Location : Crescent Heights High School - Blue Gym

Psst! Students actually love Shakespeare! Come discover the world of Will - and an abundance of ways to painlessly approach the Bard in the ELA or Drama classroom. Improvisations, writing prompts, and text explorations for grades 4 - 12. (And a resource package for each participant! And you are invited to participate.)
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Download      AYLI Pageant wagon  330 KB
Download      Chair Drill Macbeth  190 KB
Download      Chair game 2.0  220 KB
Download      four person dialogue  120 KB
Download      Freeze animate freeze  630 KB
Download      Macbeth act 5 scene 5  130 KB
Download      Parallel situations  1 MB
Download      Shakespearean Insults  220 KB
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Download      Tabloid dream  390 KB
Download      Tabloid Macbeth  340 KB
Download      Tabloid R and J  350 KB
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Location : Kamp Kiwanis - Kamp Kiwanis

*Downloadable PDF of agenda and workshop details available in documents section below.*


Overview of Indigenous Perspectives Workshop

1.) Teaching/Educational Sweat Lodge

Participants will be participating in what is known as a Teaching/Educational Sweat Lodge.

- This is an introduction to an Indigenous tradition that has been practiced for thousands of years. It is to provide participants with a basic understanding of what a Sweat Lodge is all about, the importance of a Sweat Lodge and some of what goes into creating a Sweat Lodge and exposure to some of the customs and traditions associated with a Sweat Lodge.

- The heat level is maintained at an acceptable level for most individuals. This should not be an uncomfortable endurance test. We approach it from a perspective of kindness and want every participant to feel safe and comfortable. (perhaps stretching their comfort zone just a little bit)

- There will be 2 rounds of sweating and singing. Each round will take roughly 15 to 20 minutes and each has a specific meaning to it.

- In between the rounds you will be allowed to come out if necessary and rejuvenate via cold water and fresh air. This break usually last between about 5 – 10 minutes.

- If you feel that you cannot go back into the next round, it is ok to sit out.

- Before/after or in between the rounds, feel free to speak to Casey or Walter about your experience or anything else you may need to speak to them about.

2.) Indigenous Traditional games and talking circle

Participants will be introduced and participate in some very basic traditional Indigenous hand games along with other traditional games as well as the talking circle. Key points will be to understand the significance of these traditions as well as the process and desired outcomes.

3.) Applying Foundational Knowledge about First Nations, Metis and Inuit

This session will provide participants with a better understanding of how to address Alberta Education’s TQS goal of “Applying Foundational Knowledge about First Nations, Metis and Inuit”.

As outlined in Alberta Education’s TQS document this session will address several key areas

such as

A teacher develops and applies foundational knowledge about First Nations, Métis and

Inuit for the benefit of all students.

Achievement of this competency is demonstrated by indicators such as:

(a) understanding the historical, social, economic, and political implications of:

• treaties and agreements with First Nations;

• legislation and agreements negotiated with Métis; and

• residential schools and their legacy;

(b) supporting student achievement by engaging in collaborative, whole school approaches to capacity building in First Nations, Métis and Inuit education;

(c) using the programs of study to provide opportunities for all students to develop acknowledge and understanding of, and respect for,the histories, cultures, languages, contributions,perspectives, experiences and contemporary contexts of First Nations, Métis and Inuit; and

(d) supporting the learning experiences of all students by using resources that accurately reflect and demonstrate the strength and diversity of First Nations, Métis and Inuit.


INDIGENOUS PERSPECTIVES WORKSHOP AGENDA

AGENDA

8:45 ARRIVE AT KAMP KIWANIS (Coffee and Juice)

9:00 Introduction to the day

9:15 Indigenous Perspectives Presentation by Walter White Bear

10:00 Break and snack

10:15

  • Group 1 Goes to Educational Teaching Sweat Lodge
  • Group 2 Indigenous Traditions and Games
  • Group 3 Indigenous Foundational Knowledge and Applications

12:00

  • Group 2 Early lunch
  • Group 1 is arriving back from Sweat and changing
12:30 Group 2 heads out to Educational Teaching Sweat Lodge

12:30 Lunch for Groups 1 and 3

1:00 Groups 1 and 3 Indigenous Traditions and Games

2:45 Groups 1 and 3 wrap up

2:45 Group 2 returns and changes

3:00 Workshop is completed

IMPORTANT NOTES:

Groups 1 and 2 will be made up of people who are willing and able to participate in the Educational Teaching Sweat Lodge.

Group 3 will consist of people not able to do the Educational Teaching Sweat Lodge

These groups will be assigned upon arrival at Kamp Kiwanis


SWEAT LODGES:

The following practices need to be followed when participating in the Sweat Lodge!

The following information about what to wear and bring should be made known to all

participants prior to coming out.

What to bring?

- Large Towel, to cover your shoulders and/or legs (or two regular size).

- Personal Water bottle so that you may re-hydrate between rounds.

- Personal snacks or juices to keep your sugars up if needed.

What to wear?

- MALES:

- Gym shorts: are the most comfortable article of clothing to wear. You don’t want to wear

anything too tight because your body will need to cool down between rounds and tight

clothing will not allow for that.

- No shirt: usually men go shirtless, but you will be allowed to wear a T-shirt if it makes you

more comfortable.

- FEMALES:

- A long skirt: preferably mid-calf length and medium weight would be the most comfortable to wear. The reason for wearing a longer skirt is so that our back side and legs are covered when crawling in and out of the sweatlodge.

- Medium to dark colored shirt: lighter colored shirt’s may fade and show your underclothing, so darker shirts are best.

- Long nightgown: a lot of women prefer to wear a mid-calf length nightgown into the sweatlodge as it is more comfortable.

- Avoid heavy fabrics like denim as they can make you overheat!

- A small car blanket can be brought into the lodge to sit on for comfort.

- Women on their moon cycle are not permitted to attend the ceremony. This is for the safety of the participants and the lodge keeper. This is an act of respect and not one of segregation. Please call Walter to clarify any concerns or questions.

What not to wear!

- Jewelry: any jewelry, other than wedding rings, are not allowed as they can get really hot and burn. Items such as: watches, rings, earrings, necklaces, barrettes, bracelets and hairclips/elastics should be avoided.

- Please, no spaghetti strap tops as your shoulders and arms will be exposed and disrespectful to the elder running the sweatlodge.

All of this will also be discussed with participants prior to preparing for going to the Sweat Lodge

The Process!

- Joel or Walter will guide you through the ceremony!

- This is a Teaching/Educational Sweat Lodge. The heat level is maintained at an acceptable level for most individuals. This should not be an uncomfortable endurance test. We approach it from a perspective of kindness and want every participant to feel safe and comfortable. (perhaps stretching their comfort zone a little bit)

- There will be 2 rounds of sweating and singing. Each round will take roughly 15 to 20 minutes and each has a specific meaning to it.

- In between the rounds you will be allowed to come out if necessary and rejuvenate via cold water and fresh air. This break usually last between about 5 – 10 minutes.

- If you feel that you cannot go back into the next round, it is ok to sit out.

- Before/after or in between the rounds, feel free to speak to Joel or Walter about your experience or anything else you may need to speak to them about.

Important To Note:

- There is no fire or smoke inside of the Sweat Lodge.

- Rocks are carefully brought in and placed in a pit and water is slowly sprinkled onto them creating a hot steam.

- It is pitch black (dark) inside Sweat Lodge. You can not see your hand in front of your face.

Protocol:

- When the pipes are being filled: The pipe carriers will be seated on the ground facing the fire pit, try to speak in a softer tone at this time so that they may concentrate on their prayers. Do not cross in front of them when they are filling their pipes as they will be facing east and this is the direction from which the grandfathers/mothers come. Going around the back of the lodge to get to the other side is best. When they are finished, you can resume as normal.

- Bringing the rocks into the lodge: When the helpers are bringing the rocks into the lodge please don’t cross in front of them. The rocks need to be brought in without falling and hitting the ground. And, the rocks are hot and you don’t want to get hurt.

- When entering the sweat lodge: face the door and make a full clockwise turn and say “to all my relations” (speaking this quietly is ok). This acknowledges the grandfathers/mothers and lets them know that you are participating.

- When you are inside the lodge: Once the door is closed it will be dark and you should only see the glow from the rocks. If you are having a hard time breathing; placing your towel over your nose and mouth helps. You can also lay down on your side and put your face to the ground and breathe in the cool air.


Click here to view information about Kamp Kiwanis and a location map

Participants need to come into Kamp Kiwanis via the main entrance road off of this traffic circle and proceed to the main lodge.

We will provide a lunch for all participants. Participants should bring their own water bottle.

George Taven will be hosting Indigenous Perspectives Workshop at Kamp Kiwanis

Location : Kamp Kiwanis - Kamp Kiwanis

*Downloadable PDF of agenda and workshop details available in documents section below.*


Overview of Indigenous Perspectives Workshop

1.) Teaching/Educational Sweat Lodge

Participants will be participating in what is known as a Teaching/Educational Sweat Lodge.

- This is an introduction to an Indigenous tradition that has been practiced for thousands of years. It is to provide participants with a basic understanding of what a Sweat Lodge is all about, the importance of a Sweat Lodge and some of what goes into creating a Sweat Lodge and exposure to some of the customs and traditions associated with a Sweat Lodge.

- The heat level is maintained at an acceptable level for most individuals. This should not be an uncomfortable endurance test. We approach it from a perspective of kindness and want every participant to feel safe and comfortable. (perhaps stretching their comfort zone just a little bit)

- There will be 2 rounds of sweating and singing. Each round will take roughly 15 to 20 minutes and each has a specific meaning to it.

- In between the rounds you will be allowed to come out if necessary and rejuvenate via cold water and fresh air. This break usually last between about 5 – 10 minutes.

- If you feel that you cannot go back into the next round, it is ok to sit out.

- Before/after or in between the rounds, feel free to speak to Casey or Walter about your experience or anything else you may need to speak to them about.

2.) Indigenous Traditional games and talking circle

Participants will be introduced and participate in some very basic traditional Indigenous hand games along with other traditional games as well as the talking circle. Key points will be to understand the significance of these traditions as well as the process and desired outcomes.

3.) Applying Foundational Knowledge about First Nations, Metis and Inuit

This session will provide participants with a better understanding of how to address Alberta Education’s TQS goal of “Applying Foundational Knowledge about First Nations, Metis and Inuit”.

As outlined in Alberta Education’s TQS document this session will address several key areas

such as

A teacher develops and applies foundational knowledge about First Nations, Métis and

Inuit for the benefit of all students.

Achievement of this competency is demonstrated by indicators such as:

(a) understanding the historical, social, economic, and political implications of:

• treaties and agreements with First Nations;

• legislation and agreements negotiated with Métis; and

• residential schools and their legacy;

(b) supporting student achievement by engaging in collaborative, whole school approaches to capacity building in First Nations, Métis and Inuit education;

(c) using the programs of study to provide opportunities for all students to develop acknowledge and understanding of, and respect for,the histories, cultures, languages, contributions,perspectives, experiences and contemporary contexts of First Nations, Métis and Inuit; and

(d) supporting the learning experiences of all students by using resources that accurately reflect and demonstrate the strength and diversity of First Nations, Métis and Inuit.


INDIGENOUS PERSPECTIVES WORKSHOP AGENDA

AGENDA

8:45 ARRIVE AT KAMP KIWANIS (Coffee and Juice)

9:00 Introduction to the day

9:15 Indigenous Perspectives Presentation by Walter White Bear

10:00 Break and snack

10:15

  • Group 1 Goes to Educational Teaching Sweat Lodge
  • Group 2 Indigenous Traditions and Games
  • Group 3 Indigenous Foundational Knowledge and Applications

12:00

  • Group 2 Early lunch
  • Group 1 is arriving back from Sweat and changing
12:30 Group 2 heads out to Educational Teaching Sweat Lodge

12:30 Lunch for Groups 1 and 3

1:00 Groups 1 and 3 Indigenous Traditions and Games

2:45 Groups 1 and 3 wrap up

2:45 Group 2 returns and changes

3:00 Workshop is completed

IMPORTANT NOTES:

Groups 1 and 2 will be made up of people who are willing and able to participate in the Educational Teaching Sweat Lodge.

Group 3 will consist of people not able to do the Educational Teaching Sweat Lodge

These groups will be assigned upon arrival at Kamp Kiwanis


SWEAT LODGES:

The following practices need to be followed when participating in the Sweat Lodge!

The following information about what to wear and bring should be made known to all

participants prior to coming out.

What to bring?

- Large Towel, to cover your shoulders and/or legs (or two regular size).

- Personal Water bottle so that you may re-hydrate between rounds.

- Personal snacks or juices to keep your sugars up if needed.

What to wear?

- MALES:

- Gym shorts: are the most comfortable article of clothing to wear. You don’t want to wear

anything too tight because your body will need to cool down between rounds and tight

clothing will not allow for that.

- No shirt: usually men go shirtless, but you will be allowed to wear a T-shirt if it makes you

more comfortable.

- FEMALES:

- A long skirt: preferably mid-calf length and medium weight would be the most comfortable to wear. The reason for wearing a longer skirt is so that our back side and legs are covered when crawling in and out of the sweatlodge.

- Medium to dark colored shirt: lighter colored shirt’s may fade and show your underclothing, so darker shirts are best.

- Long nightgown: a lot of women prefer to wear a mid-calf length nightgown into the sweatlodge as it is more comfortable.

- Avoid heavy fabrics like denim as they can make you overheat!

- A small car blanket can be brought into the lodge to sit on for comfort.

- Women on their moon cycle are not permitted to attend the ceremony. This is for the safety of the participants and the lodge keeper. This is an act of respect and not one of segregation. Please call Walter to clarify any concerns or questions.

What not to wear!

- Jewelry: any jewelry, other than wedding rings, are not allowed as they can get really hot and burn. Items such as: watches, rings, earrings, necklaces, barrettes, bracelets and hairclips/elastics should be avoided.

- Please, no spaghetti strap tops as your shoulders and arms will be exposed and disrespectful to the elder running the sweatlodge.

All of this will also be discussed with participants prior to preparing for going to the Sweat Lodge

The Process!

- Joel or Walter will guide you through the ceremony!

- This is a Teaching/Educational Sweat Lodge. The heat level is maintained at an acceptable level for most individuals. This should not be an uncomfortable endurance test. We approach it from a perspective of kindness and want every participant to feel safe and comfortable. (perhaps stretching their comfort zone a little bit)

- There will be 2 rounds of sweating and singing. Each round will take roughly 15 to 20 minutes and each has a specific meaning to it.

- In between the rounds you will be allowed to come out if necessary and rejuvenate via cold water and fresh air. This break usually last between about 5 – 10 minutes.

- If you feel that you cannot go back into the next round, it is ok to sit out.

- Before/after or in between the rounds, feel free to speak to Joel or Walter about your experience or anything else you may need to speak to them about.

Important To Note:

- There is no fire or smoke inside of the Sweat Lodge.

- Rocks are carefully brought in and placed in a pit and water is slowly sprinkled onto them creating a hot steam.

- It is pitch black (dark) inside Sweat Lodge. You can not see your hand in front of your face.

Protocol:

- When the pipes are being filled: The pipe carriers will be seated on the ground facing the fire pit, try to speak in a softer tone at this time so that they may concentrate on their prayers. Do not cross in front of them when they are filling their pipes as they will be facing east and this is the direction from which the grandfathers/mothers come. Going around the back of the lodge to get to the other side is best. When they are finished, you can resume as normal.

- Bringing the rocks into the lodge: When the helpers are bringing the rocks into the lodge please don’t cross in front of them. The rocks need to be brought in without falling and hitting the ground. And, the rocks are hot and you don’t want to get hurt.

- When entering the sweat lodge: face the door and make a full clockwise turn and say “to all my relations” (speaking this quietly is ok). This acknowledges the grandfathers/mothers and lets them know that you are participating.

- When you are inside the lodge: Once the door is closed it will be dark and you should only see the glow from the rocks. If you are having a hard time breathing; placing your towel over your nose and mouth helps. You can also lay down on your side and put your face to the ground and breathe in the cool air.


Click here to view information about Kamp Kiwanis and a location map

Participants need to come into Kamp Kiwanis via the main entrance road off of this traffic circle and proceed to the main lodge.

We will provide a lunch for all participants. Participants should bring their own water bottle.

George Taven will be hosting Indigenous Perspectives Workshop at Kamp Kiwanis

Location : Crescent Heights High School - 309

Did you know that at birth, the brain is one of our most under-developed organs? By the time a child is 5, the brain will be 90% developed. Development continues to occur rapidly throughout the childhood years, with new neural connections developing as a child grows, experiences, and interacts with his or her world.


Children who have experienced optimal environments tend to have a greater ability to make decisions, exhibit greater physical and emotional control, have a fuller self-understanding, engage in stronger relationships, and are able to excel in new and challenging experiences.


Join Tania for this half day presentation which is packed full of strategies on how to make sense of, and nurture, optimal childhood brain development.

Location : Fish Creek Provincial Park - Environmental Learning Centre

Click Here to View the Environmental Learning Centre Map 


Join us for this half day workshop learning from and on the land. We’ll discuss what makes the outdoors a unique learning space and how to best connect students to the land. We’ll focus on how to incorporate nature play, guided exploration and stories from the land into numeracy and literacy learning. Together, we’ll profile inspiring literacy and numeracy examples to provide you with tangible ideas and tools to take back to your classroom. There will also be multiple ways to collaborate and learn from each other along the way. Expand your learning environment and create inclusive, meaningful connections to nearby nature or protected landscapes. This workshop will be hosted by Alberta Parks education specialists and will be completely outdoors. Please come prepared to be immersed in nature.
Location : Mount Royal University - EB 1202

Mount Royal University Symposium


The matrix planning tool provides a structure for addressing individualized program goals within the daily schedule. Matrix planning supports the collaborative effort of the Learning Team and optimizes the ability of teachers and assistants to support student learning within an inclusive school.

Click here to view Mount Royal University map.

Location : Mount Royal University - EB 1202

Mount Royal University Symposium


The matrix planning tool provides a structure for addressing individualized program goals within the daily schedule. Matrix planning supports the collaborative effort of the Learning Team and optimizes the ability of teachers and assistants to support student learning within an inclusive school.

Click here to view Mount Royal University map.

Location : TELUS Convention Centre - Glen Room 206

Ever Active Schools Health & Wellness Symposium

Join Ever Active Schools and the Be Fit for Life Network for one or both of our 2-part session where you use resources that promote participation for all students through Social and Emotional Learning, Inclusive Teaching Practices, and Positive Relationships and Interactions - in the classroom and at recess, break and leisure times. Consider how physical activity opportunities can be established and supported to promote school-wide wellness. In Part 1, we will look at understanding and developing social and emotional learning competencies using Ever Active Schools' newest resource, the Social and Emotional Shuffle. We will also have the opportunity to learn and experience games and activities that promote empathy and understanding, and engage ALL students in creating a community of inclusion.
Location : TELUS Convention Centre - Glen Room 206

Ever Active Schools Health & Wellness Symposium

Join Ever Active Schools and the Be Fit for Life Network for one or both of our 2-part session where you use resources that promote participation for all students through Social and Emotional Learning, Inclusive Teaching Practices, and Positive Relationships and Interactions - in the classroom and at recess, break and leisure times. Consider how physical activity opportunities can be established and supported to promote school-wide wellness. In Part 2, we will apply the concepts explored in the first session to your setting. We will consider how games and activities can be planned, supported and led before, after and during the school day to encourage positive relationships and interactions. Examples will be shared from recess, break times, and other opportunities to interact while being physically active.


Location : Whispering Equine Wellness Facility - Whispering Equine Wellness Facility

Join us to learn more about the world of Equine Facilitated Wellness, more specifically Equine Facilitated Learning (EFL). During our time together, you will learn more about what this type of equine therapy is all about, how it works and how it can be helpful for your students, clients and staff. We will explore how building a relationship with a horse during our programs, can provide many healing and empowering personal growth and learning opportunities for individuals. EFL is part of a rapidly growing industry in which trained professionals and horses partner to foster healing, provide learning and therapeutic growth opportunities for people. Ultimately individuals spend time directly with horses in a variety of different reflective, active and experiential activities.


Please bring the following items:

-wear or bring weather appropriate layers of clothing and gloves, as we will be mainly inside, but outside briefly during the time they will be here

-horse safe footwear (some form of boot is ideal)

-slippers or extra socks for while in the mezzanine, as we will not have shoes on in there and it can get chilly on the feet at times

-filled water bottle

-bagged lunch

-note pad and pen

-signed release form (click here for form)


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Click here for directions from Okotoks.

Location : Mount Royal University - EB 1022

Mount Royal University Symposium


During this session, participants will learn about Positive Behavioral Supports in the classroom including evidence-based techniques to support social-emotional learning.They will gain an understanding of the functions of behavior, and how to apply this understanding to increase student motivation and participation. Sue will describe a number of evidence-based practical strategies for teaching and supporting complex needs learners, and managing challenging behavior in the classroom. Useful tools and resources will be shared with the participants.

Click here to view Mount Royal University map.

Location : Mount Royal University - EB 1022

Mount Royal University Symposium


During this session, participants will learn about Positive Behavioral Supports in the classroom including evidence-based techniques to support social-emotional learning.They will gain an understanding of the functions of behavior, and how to apply this understanding to increase student motivation and participation. Sue will describe a number of evidence-based practical strategies for teaching and supporting complex needs learners, and managing challenging behavior in the classroom. Useful tools and resources will be shared with the participants.

Click here to view Mount Royal University map.

Location : St. Mary's High School - N201

Positive Psychology (the study of what helps people thrive) is the brightside of the conversation on mental health. In this session you will learn about what positive psychology is, why it’s relevant as a teacher and in your workplaces/schools, and will develop skills you can use to boost your mental wellbeing, coping skills, resilience and sense of purpose and fulfillment.
Location : Mount Royal University - EB 1107

Mount Royal University Symposium


Visuals supports can help students learn new skills, know what is expected, and gain independence throughout their day. Visuals:

- Allow students to focus

- Make abstract concepts more visually concrete

- Allow students to express their thoughts

- Bring routine, structure, and sequence to their day

- Reduce anxiety

- Serve as a tool to assist with transitions

They are a useful tool for ALL students and help them gain confidence and be successful. In our session we will look at a variety of visuals that help support students and have an opportunity to create our own and build a toolbox of resources!

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Location : Mount Royal University - EB 1107

Mount Royal University Symposium


Let’s talk about about Social Thinking! During this session, you will learn about strategies to support students with self-regulation, social-emotional learning, perspective-taking and social problem-solving. You will come away with tools to help your students learn about their own thinking (and that of others) to help them make better decisions while playing and learning with their peers.

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Location : Crescent Heights High School - Red Gym A

This is a fun, interactive, session that will kick off with go-to games curated by the provincial team of HPEC regional representatives. Your RR's will share their favourite games to play in the gymnasium with their students of all ages. Ever Active Schools joins the fun with a series of relay races that are focused around challenging and developing three executive functioning skills that support self-regulation. When children and youth have the opportunity to develop the skills needed for self-regulation they are better suited to make healthy choices that affect them and their classmates. You will leave this session prepared to run at least three new activities with your classes on Monday morning!


Location : Sawmill Trails, Peter Lougheed Provincial Park Kananaskis country - Sawmill Day use parking lot

Winter is an untapped resource for most elementary teachers. Join us for a day in Kananaskis Country as we tromp about on snowshoes and ignite the joy of winter for you and your students. We'll play winter games, showcase how to provoke environmental inquiry, and discuss ways to bring the winter season alive, both in and out of your classroom. Come prepared to be outdoors, in a magical winter world, for the entire day. We’ll move at a slow to moderate pace but please be dressed for periods of standing and discussing. We'll also focus on creating a great outdoor wellness day, just for you, in the Rocky Mountains.

Dress for the weather – lots of layers, snowpants (or shells) and winter boots are essential.

Meet bus at Winsport parking lot infront of DayLodge, see map.

Bus Departs at 8:30 am, return by 3:30 pm.

If you are driving meet at the Sawmill Trailhead approximately 9:45 am.

Snowshoes NOT provided. Please try to borrow or rent a pair to participate in this learning experience.

Dress for the weather and pack what you need for lunch/snacks (including a warm drink)

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Location : St. Mary's High School - A007

Click here to view instructions on how to register for Standard First Aid Re-Certification Feb 13.

*FEES are paid to Rocky Mountain Adventure Medicine Inc. DO NOT pay on the CCTCA website.

*Registration is completed through the Eventbrite website link provided in the PDF.

The Standard First Aid Re-Certification program is a 1-day (8 hour) program. The session will review the theoretical and practical skills required for re-certification of your current Standard First Aid certification. A pre-study package will be accessible upon registration. 

All participants will complete Level C CPR and AED skills.
Certification is recognized by Alberta OH&S and is valid for 3 years.

Prerequisites:
Standard First Aid Re-Certification: Current Standard First Aid Certification with Level C CPR and AED
*
Re-Certification participants must email a copy of their current certification into the office by February 6, 2020.

Course Fees - Convention Special:
Standard First Aid Re-Certification $85 

Location : St. Mary's High School - A007

Click here to view instructions on how to register for Standard First Aid Re-Certification Feb 14.

*FEES are paid to Rocky Mountain Adventure Medicine Inc. DO NOT pay on the CCTCA website.

*Registration is completed through the Eventbrite website link provided in the PDF.

The Standard First Aid Re-Certification program is a 1-day (8 hour) program. The session will review the theoretical and practical skills required for re-certification of your current Standard First Aid certification. A pre-study package will be accessible upon registration. 

All participants will complete Level C CPR and AED skills.
Certification is recognized by Alberta OH&S and is valid for 3 years.

Prerequisites:
Standard First Aid Re-Certification: Current Standard First Aid Certification with Level C CPR and AED
*
Re-Certification participants must email a copy of their current certification into the office by February 6, 2020.

Course Fees - Convention Special:
Standard First Aid Re-Certification $85 

Location : St. Mary's High School - Cafeteria

Click here to view instructions on how to register for Standard First Aid.

*FEES are paid to Rocky Mountain Adventure Medicine Inc. DO NOT pay on the CCTCA website.

*Registration is completed through the Eventbrite website link provided in the PDF.

Standard First Aid is a 2-day program. Course content is presented through a combination of theoretical and practical activities.

All participants will complete Level C CPR and AED skills.
Certification is recognized by Alberta OH&S and is valid for 3 years.

Prerequisites:
Standard First Aid: No pre-requisite

Course Fees - Convention Special:
Standard First Aid: $120 

Location : Mount Royal University - EB 1010

Mount Royal University Symposium


Learning about puberty, relationships and sexuality is an exciting and sometimes scary part of growing up. Educators can play an important role in helping children and teens with diverse abilities navigate healthy development. This session will help participants to increase knowledge, comfort and capacity to talk about sexuality and provide tools and resources to use with students and families.

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Location : Mount Royal University - EB 1010

Mount Royal University Symposium


Learning about puberty, relationships and sexuality is an exciting and sometimes scary part of growing up. Educators can play an important role in helping children and teens with diverse abilities navigate healthy development. This session will help participants to increase knowledge, comfort and capacity to talk about sexuality and provide tools and resources to use with students and families.

Click here to view Mount Royal University map.


Location : Mount Royal University - EB 1006

Mount Royal University Symposium


Self-regulation is the ability to adjust our level of alertness and direct how our emotions are revealed in socially adaptive ways in order to achieve our goals. It can go by many names such as: self-control, self-management and impulse control. Autism is a bio-neurological difference in how the brain is wired. Simply speaking, children and youth on the Autism spectrum have areas where their processing is stronger than ours and areas where it is weaker and requires support.

The child cannot learn unless they feel safe both physically and emotionally. In this session, participants will learn the foundational principles of regulation, the importance of relationships, designing learning environment and use of various tools/strategies to support students in the classroom with diverse skills.

Click here to view Mount Royal University map.

Location : Mount Royal University - EB 1006

Mount Royal University Symposium


Self-regulation is the ability to adjust our level of alertness and direct how our emotions are revealed in socially adaptive ways in order to achieve our goals. It can go by many names such as: self-control, self-management and impulse control. Autism is a bio-neurological difference in how the brain is wired. Simply speaking, children and youth on the Autism spectrum have areas where their processing is stronger than ours and areas where it is weaker and requires support.

The child cannot learn unless they feel safe both physically and emotionally. In this session, participants will learn the foundational principles of regulation, the importance of relationships, designing learning environment and use of various tools/strategies to support students in the classroom with diverse skills.

Click here to view Mount Royal University map.

Location : Crescent Heights High School - 309

Does this sound like a child you work with: struggles with emotional reactivity, appears to be impacted by sensory issues, broods over failures, takes things personally, deeply impacted by others emotions, easily withdraws if overwhelmed, thinks deeply about things, deeply rich inner life, doesn’t do well with change, highly conscientious, and perceptive?


A highly sensitive child [HSC] is one of the fifteen to twenty percent of children born with a nervous system that is highly aware and quick to react to everything. This makes them quick to grasp subtle changes, prefer to reflect deeply before acting, and generally behave conscientiously. They are also easily overwhelmed by high levels of stimulation, sudden changes, and the emotional distress of others (Aron, 2018).


In this workshop parents, caregivers, and professionals will learn to better understand these children and ways to help them manage in the classroom.


OBJECTIVES:


Identifying whether a child is highly sensitive

Exploring struggles that accompany these types of children and possible solutions

Understanding how teaching style can impact HSC

Develop strategies to build resiliency in HSC

Location : Crescent Heights High School - 315

Drama does not need to be justified; it is a subject worthy of study in its own right. But it is also a highly effective means to teach other subject areas. Come gain some practical insights into teaching Math, ELA, Social Studies, Science... or Foods through Drama! Practice actively engaging your students in their learning.
Location : St. Mary's High School - N204

This session aims to inspire teachers to facilitate creative expression of science through the arts within their classroom. Participants will explore arts, science, and humanity's connections with curriculum, compassion, and community.

We will share as a case study 'Wild Constructs', created and filmed in Calgary’s Weaselhead Natural Environment Park on Treaty 7 Land, featuring 9 talented local artists’ Park experiences and creative responses (poetry, dance, storytelling, drum, and song) to the biological and social impacts of the Southwest Calgary Ring Road.

Participants will then be guided through a poetry and art workshop to share creative ideas and integrated applications of science and humanities with opportunities to develop diverse interdisciplinary classroom experiences.