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Sunday, April 9
 

5:30pm

Rimrock Hotel Bus to Conference Center
If you are staying at the Rimrock Hotel a free shuttle bus will leave the Rimrock Hotel for the conference centre at the Banff Springs Hotel at the following times on Sunday starting at 5:30 pm, Monday: 6:45 am, 7:10 am, and 7:30 am   These will arrive in time for you to enjoy breakfast at the Banff Springs Hotel

Sunday April 9, 2017 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Rimrock Hotel

6:30pm

Opening Keynote Presentation - Rewiring Education
This presentation explores the changing nature of learners, the technologies that characterize their lives, and ways to engage them more effectively. We’ll consider education research that identifies what the best learning experiences look like, and how the rich integration of emerging technologies can help shift learning from consumption to creation.

Speakers
avatar for John Couch

John Couch

As Apple’s vice president of Education, John Couch has been responsible for driving Apple’s success in the education market. He has over 40 years experience as a computer scientist, executive and advocate for technology in education. John holds a Masters in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, and a BS in Computer Science.


Sunday April 9, 2017 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Van Horne Ballroom

8:30pm

Reception in Foyer - No Host (Cash) Bar
Following the Sunday evening keynote address there will be a no host (cash) bar reception and an opportunity to mingle with colleagues.

Sunday April 9, 2017 8:30pm - 10:30pm
Van Horne Foyer

9:00pm

Conference Centre Bus to Rimrock Hotel
If you are staying at the Rimrock Hotel a free shuttle bus will leave the Conference Centre (Banff Springs) for the Rimrock Hotel at the following times on Sunday:  9 pm, 9:20 pm, and 9:40 pm

Sunday April 9, 2017 9:00pm - 9:40pm
Banff Springs Hotel
 
Monday, April 10
 

6:45am

Rimrock Hotel Bus to Conference Center
If you are staying at the Rimrock Hotel a free shuttle bus will leave the Rimrock Hotel for the conference centre at the Banff Springs Hotel at the following times on Monday: 6:45 am, 7:10 am, and 7:30 am   These will arrive in time for you to enjoy breakfast at the Banff Springs Hotel

Monday April 10, 2017 6:45am - 7:30am
Rimrock Hotel

7:00am

Breakfast
Continental Breakfast is served on Monday, April 10, Tuesday, April 11 and Wednesday, April 12

(*NOTE: You must be wearing your conference lanyard and nametag in order to participate)

Monday April 10, 2017 7:00am - 8:45am
Mezzanine 2

9:00am

Monday AM Keynote Presentation: Embracing Agile Leadership
Changing times call for agile leaders who can create progress despite complexity, ambiguity and resistance. Around the world, schools are under pressure to deliver on new and broader outcomes; utilise evidence-based practices; and engage students through innovative learning designs. Agile leadership provides a dynamic approach to leading educational change that will enable you to adapt quickly, embrace ambiguity and iterate towards powerful solutions.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Simon Breakspear

Dr. Simon Breakspear

Executive Director, Learn Labs
Dr Simon Breakspear is known internationally for helping educational leaders navigate disruptive change, develop innovation capabilities and drive continuous improvement for better learning. | Simon is the Executive Director of Learn Labs, an education research and advisory agency that works globally to apply research to practice. He is also the founder of Agile Schools and Research Fellow of the Asia Pacific Centre for Leadership and Change... Read More →


Monday April 10, 2017 9:00am - 10:30am
Van Horne Ballroom

10:30am

11:00am

A Narwhal among Belugas: Adapting to Current
"A Narwhal among Belugas: Adapting to Current" is an apt metaphor used to illustrate the plight of school leaders who must adapt in authentic and sometimes humorous ways, to groups of different school teams as they embark together on a journey of quality teaching and learning experiences. This presentation is a personal story that will make you rethink the strategies you may use in your relationship with your own team.


Speakers
avatar for Karyne Gamelin

Karyne Gamelin

Karyne Gamelin has been involved in the field of education for the past decade. She holds a B.A . in English Studies and a Masters of Education from l'Université de Sherbrooke. Karyne is presently pursuing her doctorate in school administration at l'Université de Montreal's department of Management & Education. She has several years of teaching experience at all levels including Lecturer in didactics at the Université... Read More →


Monday April 10, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
Frontenac

11:00am

An Australia-Alberta Collaboration in Educational Leadership
This presentation will provide evidence of the positive impact of leadership and school improvement projects in over one hundred school sites in Alberta and New South Wales. Based on a collaborative inquiry methodology, these projects have engaged district leaders, school leaders and university faculty in purposeful and sustained collaborations that have enhanced critical measures of leadership growth, teacher efficacy and student performance.

Speakers
avatar for Pamela Adams

Pamela Adams

Dr. Pamela Adams, University of Lethbridge
avatar for Marilyn Chaseling

Marilyn Chaseling

Associate Professor, Southern Cross University, Australia
Marilyn has been a faculty member of the School of Education at Southern Cross University, Australia, since 1988. During this time, Marilyn has been appointed to a range of roles including Course Coordinator for all the School’s undergraduate teacher education courses, Director of Undergraduate Studies, Director of Teaching and Learning, Deputy Head of School, Head of School, and leader of three major curriculum renewal projects. In 2016... Read More →
avatar for Carmen Mombourquette

Carmen Mombourquette

Dr. Carmen Mombourquette is an Associate Professor of Education specializing in Educational Leadership at the University of Lethbridge. He is also an author. For many years he was an elementary, junior high school, and high school principal both in Alberta and Ontario. Carmen has been a long time member of the Alberta Leadership Framework Committee and played a key role in the development of the competencies inherent in the "Professional... Read More →
avatar for David Silcock

David Silcock

Principal, New South Wales Department of Education
David Silcock graduated with a Master of Education from Southern Cross University in 2016, and was placed on the Dean’s Honours list for notable achievement for his research project. David is substantive principal at Alstonville High School having previously been principal at Bourke High School. David has worked as an executive in schools across rural Australia and as a consultant in Japan. He completed high school at Richmond River High... Read More →


Monday April 10, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
Baron Shaughnessy

11:00am

Future Learning in NSW schools
Leading a change in pedagogy throughout the school by fusing explicit teaching with project based learning.
Our purpose is to equip students to develop the skills necessary to become successful global citizens; and to develop staff expertise in explicit teaching and authentic tasks leading to high student engagement.

Speakers
avatar for Donna Beath

Donna Beath

Deputy Principal - Hoxton Park PS, previously Deputy Principal and relieving Principal at Busby West PS. Donna leads Future Learning at Hoxton Park PS having worked on the Learning Frontiers project with AITSL (Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership).We have established a culture of continual learning and supported risk taking at Hoxton Park PS underpinned by strong, collegial professional learning.  This has resulted... Read More →
avatar for Kylie Donovan

Kylie Donovan

Principal - Hoxton Park Public School, Sydney, Australia. Kylie has been a principal with the NSW Department of education for the past 9 years, leading the Hoxton Park school community for the past 5 years. Kylie has worked as a visiting teacher lecturer at Western Sydney University. Currently the Convener for the NSW Primary Principals' Association annual state conference, responsible for providing outstanding professional learning opportunities... Read More →


Monday April 10, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
Alberta Room

11:00am

Generative Leadership Model - Building Leadership Capacity
Our leadership team is currently in our third year of implementing a collaborative generative leadership model focused on embodying visionary leadership and strong supportive collegial relationships among staff and stakeholders focused on our vision of inspiring success for every student every day. This generative leadership model is contingent on three key aspects:

• Strategic Planning – Engagement of staff and stakeholders in a shared vision and mission;
• Fiduciary Responsibilities – Assurance that all staff are knowledgeable and accountable as professionals;
• Generative Practices – Optimization of the talents and skills within our organization and stakeholders to build leadership capacity, resiliency, and organizational efficacy at all levels.

Speakers
avatar for Paul Wozny

Paul Wozny

Paul Wozny has been in school administration for over 15 years. Paul completed his Doctoral Degree in Curriculum and Instruction at the University of Alberta and his Master of Education in Instructional Technology and Adult Education. Paul has been involved in a number of large-scale research and practice projects dedicated to improving teaching and learning across multiple subjects from the sciences to technology education.


Monday April 10, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
Norquay Room

11:00am

Lessons in Leading a Learning Community and Nurturing Instructional Leadership
How does a large system build leadership capacity and maintain systemic coherence while at the same time addressingvthe unique learning needs of a new generation of aspiring leaders? And how might the growing expertise of this new generation of aspiring leaders be further leveraged in helping to achieve important system and ministry goals while at the same time attending to each school’s unique school improvement agenda? These were some of the leadership issues that Calgary Board of Education system and school leaders were wrestling with and that this design-based professional learning and research study was attempting to investigate.

Through this initiative, CBE hoped to better understand how designing, implementing and sustaining professional learning could enable aspiring leaders to acquire the kind of principled practical knowledge and adaptive expertise necessary to help lead from within today’s diverse contemporary school contexts. Each year for the past three years, CBE has invited approximately 700 of their aspiring school based teacher leaders, identified as Learning Leaders, to participate in ongoing professional learning in collaboration with the Galileo Educational Network. These Learning Leaders are teachers with expertise in teaching and the desire to lead pedagogical leadership initiatives within their respective schools. Although, the responsibilities of the Learning Leader vary from school-to-school, there are two aspects of their role that are common. All of the individuals who were selected for these entry-level leadership positions were asked to:

1. play a key role in supporting colleagues in developing evidence based practices and
2. support school administration with leading effective teaching practices to positively impact student learning.

This design-based research study is therefore significant because of its potential to increase understanding of and inform professional learning practices for school leaders around two of the key competencies that have been identified for all school leaders in the province of Alberta: Leading a Learning Community and Providing Instructional Leadership (draft SLS 2016).

How this work unfolded within this large school authority and the lessons that have emerged as a result will be the focus of this conference presentation; and will appeal to educators responsible for leadership development (principals and district leaders).

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Barb Brown

Dr. Barb Brown

Director, Werklund School of Education, University of Calgary
Dr. Barb Brown is Director of Professional Graduate Programs in Education, Partner Research Schools and Director of Research for the Galileo Educational Network in the Werklund School of Education at the University of Calgary. She also has professional experiences in leadership, teaching and educational technology in K-12 education in Alberta. Research interests include technology-enhanced learning environments, leadership, instructional... Read More →
avatar for Dr. Lori Pamplin

Dr. Lori Pamplin

Director, Leadership and Learning, Calgary Board of Education
Dr. Lori Pamplin is the Director of Leadership and Learning in the Calgary Board of Education. Her doctoral research was designed to better understand the always emergent, ambiguous and contingent nature of being a school principal within a large urban school district and how such understanding illuminates ways to support the development of principals through professional learning.
avatar for Candace Saar

Candace Saar

Director of Professional Learning, Galileo Educational Network Werklund School of Education University of Calgary
Candace Saar is the Director of Professional Learning for the Galileo Educational Network at the University of Calgary. She has worked with educators and school authorities throughout Alberta, across Canada and internationally to demonstrate how students of all ages become confident, self-directed learners when they are invited to do authentic and challenging work. These findings and those emerging from the ongoing research work of the Galileo... Read More →
avatar for David Stevenson

David Stevenson

Chief Superintendent of Schools, Calgary Board of Education
David Stevenson brings over 30 years of CBE experience to his role as chief superintendent of schools. His strong commitment to student learning provides CBE students, parents and staff with solid guidance for improving student achievement. He has a unique combination of skills and knowledge developed through his work as a teacher, registered psychologist and leader. He has served as a classroom teacher, consultant, specialist, assistant... Read More →


Monday April 10, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ivor Petrak Room

11:00am

Teacher and Administrator Exchanges to Australia, Germany, the UK, and Spain
Our news is filled with stories from other places. Our schools contain students from different cultures. How do we learn and model the skills of intercultural understanding? One way is to participate in a teacher exchange or administer exchange, returning home with a new skill set to model global citizenship.

This session will walk you through the process and introduce newly returned teachers to share their stories. Teach and travel –that’s as good as it gets.

Alberta Education’s Teacher Exchange program is over 30 years old and has facilitated hundreds of exchanges. The coordinator of the program will describe the destinations, process, highlights and challenges. Recent participants will share their stories and answer your questions.

Teachers and administrators are matched to Australia, Germany, Spain, Denmark, and the United Kingdom with this dynamic and inspiring professional development program.

Speakers
avatar for Carolyn Freed

Carolyn Freed

Exchange Liaison, Alberta Teachers' Association
Carolyn Freed is the Educator Exchange Liaison for the International Education Exchange Program, a Government of Alberta Program administered by the Alberta Teachers’ Association. With a background in Communications and Technology and at the University of Alberta’s Department of Educational Policy with inquiry-based projects, her focus is stewarding digital habitats for communities to learn from and with each other.
avatar for Eva Kluen-Ernst

Eva Kluen-Ernst

Eva Kluen-Ernst is an accomplished educator in Hessen, Germany and school leader who now works as coordinator for student and teacher exchange programs with the state school board Groß-Gerau, in Hesse.  In 2016 she was also appointed by the State of Hessen (Hessische Lehrkräfteakademie) to hold graduation exams for First Teacher’s State Exams.


Monday April 10, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
Sir Edward Beatty

11:00am

The Changing Face of the Classroom - Trauma and classroom behaviours
Many teachers today are discouraged by the inability of children to cope within the classroom. Often, children who struggle to cope display disrespectful and explosive behaviours, which are a challenge for teachers to manage. Too often these challenging behaviours are a result of exposure to violence, neglect, or loss. Teachers need to know how to manage these disruptive and challenging behaviours because these behaviours lead to attention and learning difficulties for the child and adversely impact the child’s peers, teachers, and school administrators. Children who have experienced neglect or trauma are more likely to struggle in school, have more difficulty staying on task and managing their behaviour, and are more likely to have lower grades than peers who have not experienced neglect or trauma.
This presentation is based on research by two administrators from one school on the implementation of the Neurosequential Model in Education. The presentation will present the following:
What is the NME?
What does the NME look like in the homeroom classroom?
How has the NME impacted administrators, teachers, educational assistants, and students?

Speakers
avatar for Wayne Rufiange

Wayne Rufiange

Principal, Sturgeon School Division
Wayne Rufiange is in his 6th year as principal of Morinville Public School. He is proud to talk about the growth of MPS starting in 2011 with 90 students, Pre-K through Grade 4, to the current enrollment of almost 800 students, Pre-K through Grade 9. Wayne is a Neurosequential Model in Education (NME) Trainer and was honoured with an Education Fellowship with the Child Trauma Academy. When he started in education as a junior high math teacher... Read More →
avatar for Kerri Trombley

Kerri Trombley

Vice Principal, Sturgeon School Division
Kerri Trombley has worked as a Classroom teacher, Inclusion teacher, Literacy Intervention Teacher, Counsellor and Vice Principal. Kerri is an NME Trainer with the Child Trauma Academy and is currently completing her Masters in Education in Literacy at the University of Alberta.
avatar for Shawna Walter

Shawna Walter

Vice Principal, Morinville Public School
Shawna Walter has taught all grades, Kindergarten to Grade 12, over the past 24 years and worked for four different school boards as both a French as a second language teacher and homeroom teacher. She moved into administration three years ago and is currently a Vice Principal in Sturgeon School Division. She recently completed a Masters in Education in Educational Studies through the University of Alberta.



Monday April 10, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
2518

11:00am

uLead 2017 Session Title: Standardization, Datafication and (De)Personalization of Learning: Navigating the Pressures on School Leaders
Growing expectations for school leaders to gather more data (often digitally) on student achievement (and wellbeing) has resulted in increased pressures on schools.  In many parts of the world this has led to increased standardization, datafication, narrowing curricula, depersonalizing student learning and ultimately undermining and deprofessionalizing teaching.  A major challenge for school leaders is to navigate away from these growing pressures within hierarchical education systems in order to steer towards learning environments that are defined by greater attention on creativity, student voice, diversity and talent, free play and the development of social and emotional empathy within school communities. This session will share the latest research and global activity related to standardization, datafication and the ambiguous notion of personalization of learning, and engage participants in practical solutions to collectively respond to these pressures in Alberta and beyond.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Phil McRae

Dr. Phil McRae

Executive Staff Officer, Government, Alberta Teachers' Association
Dr. Phil McRae is an Executive Staff Officer with the Alberta Teachers’ Association and an Adjunct Professor within the Faculty of Education at the University of Alberta where he earned his Ph.D. He was the Director of the Alberta Initiative for School Improvement (AISI) at the University of Alberta from 2005-2009, and taught several graduate courses in the Master of Education in Educational Studies (MES) program. Phil has worked in many... Read More →
avatar for Sam Sellar

Sam Sellar

Dr Sam Sellar is Reader in Education Studies at Manchester Metropolitan University. He has worked closely with teacher associations around the world to develop understanding about international testing and educational accountability. Sam is co-author of Globalizing Educational Accountabilities (2016, Routledge) and co-editor of National testing in schools: An Australian assessment (2016, Routledge). He also has a forthcoming short book on the... Read More →
avatar for Greg Thompson

Greg Thompson

Associate Professor of Education Research, Queensland University of Technology
Greg Thompson is Associate Professor of Education Research at Queensland University of Technology (QUT). Prior to becoming an academic, he worked as a high school teacher in Western Australia for 13 years. Thompson’s research focuses on educational theory, education policy, and the philosophy/sociology of education assessment and measurement with a particular emphasis on large-scale testing. Recent research projects include reconceptualising... Read More →


Monday April 10, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
New Brunswick Room

11:00am

L’élaboration de nouveaux programmes d’études en Alberta
En juin 2016, David Eggen, ministre de l’Éducation de l’Alberta, a annoncé l’élaboration de nouveaux programmes d’études, de la maternelle à la douzième année, pour les matières suivantes : arts langagiers (English, français, French Language Arts), bienêtre, éducation artistique, études sociales, mathématiques, et sciences. Le but est d’élaborer des programmes d’études centrés sur l’élève qui reflètent mieux l’inclusion dans les salles de classes et les communautés, qui abordent des sujets d’actualité (p. ex., le changement climatique, la santé mentale et la citoyenneté numérique), et qui reflètent les cultures, expériences et perspectives des Francophones et des Premières Nations, Métis et Inuits. On vise un nombre réduit de résultats d’apprentissage afin de permettre aux enseignants de mieux répondre à leur contexte et de permettre aux élèves d’approfondir leur apprentissage. Lors de cette session, on discutera des processus, échéanciers et progrès de l’élaboration de futurs programmes d’études ainsi que des possibilités de s’impliquer dans le processus.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Vivian Abboud

Dr. Vivian Abboud

Executive Director, French Education Services, Alberta Education
Dr. Vivian Abboud is the Executive Director, French Education Services, Alberta Education.


Monday April 10, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
Champlain Room

11:00am

L’insertion professionnelle : Guide d'accompagnement pour les directions d'école
L’atelier appuie la mise en œuvre du programme d’insertion professionnelle décrite dans le guide, « A Principals’ Guide to Teacher Induction », publié par l’ATA en 2015. Il donne un aperçu sur l’insertion professionnelle des enseignants débutants et sur les dernières recherches effectuées en Alberta sur leurs besoins spécifiques; aborde les différents rôles que joue le directeur dans l’insertion professionnelle : celui d’instaurateur d’une véritable culture d’insertion, de leadeur pédagogique, et de défenseur des enseignants. Les participants auront aussi l’occasion de discuter de stratégies concrètes portant sur l’orientation à l’école, l’accompagnement, la communication, les responsabilités parascolaires, le programme de mentorat, la politique en matière de perfectionnement, supervision, et évaluation, et la certification des enseignants.

Speakers
avatar for Monique Gravel

Monique Gravel

Executive Staff Officer, Professional Development, Alberta Teachers' Association
Monique Gravel is an Executive Staff Officer in the Association's Professional Development program area and is the ATA's lead on teacher education and certification. Prior to joining the ATA in 2013, Monique worked as a teacher and guidance counsellor with Conseil scolaire Centre-Nord, a program manager with Alberta Education, and as a practicum associate with Campus Saint-Jean. Monique holds multiple bachelor degrees in addition to an MEd from... Read More →
avatar for Françoise Ruban

Françoise Ruban

Executive Staff Officer, Professional Development, Alberta Teachers' Association
Françoise is a recently-retired Executive Staff Officer who is working part-time to support the ATA's Diversity, Equity and Human Rights (DEHR) work. Prior to joining the ATA in 2008, Ruban taught at the University of Alberta, Campus Saint-Jean, and in the public school systems in Alberta.


Monday April 10, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
Empress

11:00am

Amélioration de la réussite des élèves du FNMI: l'initiative de la famille Martin
L'Initiative de la famille Martin a mis en œuvre divers projets partout au Canada pour améliorer les résultats des élèves autochtones élémentaires et secondaires. Cette présentation expliquera les objectifs et les activités de ces projets. Il y aura également une discussion sur ce que L'Initiative de la famille Martin a appris et sur les mesures à prendre pour améliorer la réussite des élèves autochtones.

Speakers
avatar for Lucie Santoro

Lucie Santoro

Lucie Santoro, Directrice de l'administration et des opérations Madame Santoro supervise toutes les activités de planification et de développement de l'organisme, y compris la coordination avec les écoles participantes et les partenaires issus de la communauté. De plus, elle est responsable du processus budgétaire, des relations publiques et des événements médiatiques. Au cours de sa carrière professionnelle, Madame Santoro a ét... Read More →


Monday April 10, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
2520

11:00am

Reconciliation through Education - the Assembly of First Nations’ Education Toolkit Janice Ciavaglia & Renee St. Germain, Assembly of First Nations
It’s time for all students to learn about our First Nations history and culture. It’s time to support all teachers with classroom resources created to help students learn about residential schools and treaties. It’s time to share First Nations stories, traditions, and teachings. Join us for the international launch of the Assembly of First Nations’ Digital Education Toolkit. The toolkit provides education leaders, teachers and students with a wealth of classroom resources designed to foster understanding among all Canadians of First Nations” cultures, peoples, and our roles as we move together toward reconciliation. The workshop will focus on the digital version of the Toolkit available through iTunes U.


Speakers
avatar for Janice Ciavaglia

Janice Ciavaglia

Janice Ciavaglia is a teacher who obtained her bachelor’s degree from  Queen’s University, Bachelors of Education from Nipissing University and Masters of Education from Mount St. Vincent University.  She spent her early teaching years in Northern Ontario but spent the majority of her career in Nova Scotia working with Mi’kmaw Kina’matnewey as a Literacy Consultant.  Janice has spearheaded programs such as... Read More →
avatar for Renee St. Germain

Renee St. Germain

Assmbly of First Nations
Renee St.Germain is an Ojibwe from Rama First Nation but born and raised in Toronto, Ontario. Currently residing in Ottawa, Ontario, Renee has obtained Bachelors of Art, Bachelors of Education and Masters of Education all from the University of Ottawa. Renee has spent most of her career working in an Early Learning environment, more specifically in Aboriginal Head Start focusing on professional development and program development. Currently... Read More →


Monday April 10, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
Theatre

11:00am

Learning to Lead: Unlocking the Leadership Potential in Our Girls
The formation of leadership identity is fundamental to the future capacity of young women to pursue their goals and to ensure greater representation of women in all tiers of leadership. Learning to Lead will illustrate how a developmental approach to embedding leadership throughout the curriculum drives a whole school approach to unlocking the leadership potential in each girl. Participants will be able to explore one school’s journey to establish a PK-12 leadership framework that draws together cognitive theories of development, gender and identity to establish developmental progressions of leadership capabilities. The outcome for each girl is a responsive and descriptive leadership profile which documents her growth as a leader for use by teachers, girls and their parents.

Speakers
avatar for Jane Danvers

Jane Danvers

Principal, Wilderness school
Currently Principal of Wilderness School, one of the most recognised girl’s schools in South Australia, Jane was the inaugural Principal of University Senior College. She has been the Presiding Member of the South Australian Certificate of Education Board since October 2012, after serving as the Deputy Presiding Member for 3 years. Jane serves on the Association of Heads of Independent Schools Australia Board and is a member of the... Read More →


Monday April 10, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
D.C. Coleman

11:00am

Introduction to Improvement Sprints: How to build teacher collective efficacy.
Learn how to use the Improvement Sprints process to improve learner outcomes in your school. This simple yet powerful approach will enable you to build teacher collective efficacy and support teacher-led innovation. Educator teams work collaboratively with colleagues to define a challenging learning area and design an evidence-informed approach to teaching for improvement. Hear about global case studies from around the world and consider how to apply this approach in your school.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Simon Breakspear

Dr. Simon Breakspear

Executive Director, Learn Labs
Dr Simon Breakspear is known internationally for helping educational leaders navigate disruptive change, develop innovation capabilities and drive continuous improvement for better learning. | Simon is the Executive Director of Learn Labs, an education research and advisory agency that works globally to apply research to practice. He is also the founder of Agile Schools and Research Fellow of the Asia Pacific Centre for Leadership and Change... Read More →


Monday April 10, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
Alhambra Room

12:00pm

Lunch
Lunch is served on Monday, April 10 and Tuesday, April 11in the Van Horne Ballroom.

(*NOTE: You must be wearing your conference lanyard and nametag in order to participate)

Monday April 10, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Van Horne Ballroom

1:00pm

Monday PM Keynote Presentation - Developing and sustaining yourself as an Agile Leader: A panel conversation

This full conference keynote panel discussion will delve into the personal side of leading improvement, innovation and change in faster-moving times. It aims to help over-committed and passionate educational leaders gain the mindframes, strategies and tools they need to maximize their impact on learning whilst sustaining themselves and those around them. If you are looking for a better way to overcome the overwhelm, find the signal in the noise, gain a sense of meaningful progress, and intelligently adapt to changing times, this conversation is designed just for you.


Moderators
avatar for Dr. Simon Breakspear

Dr. Simon Breakspear

Executive Director, Learn Labs
Dr Simon Breakspear is known internationally for helping educational leaders navigate disruptive change, develop innovation capabilities and drive continuous improvement for better learning. | Simon is the Executive Director of Learn Labs, an education research and advisory agency that works globally to apply research to practice. He is also the founder of Agile Schools and Research Fellow of the Asia Pacific Centre for Leadership and Change... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Gillian Hamilton

Gillian Hamilton

Chief Executive, Scottish College for Educational Leadership
Gillian took up post as the first Chief Executive of the Scottish College for Educational Leadership (SCEL) in September 2014. She has worked in Scottish education for 26 years, s and has held posts as a Primary Teacher, Head Teacher and Local Authority Officer. Gillian was Head of Educational Services at the General Teaching Council for Scotland for three years before becoming Chief Executive, where she led the revision of the Professional... Read More →
avatar for Stephen Murgatroyd

Stephen Murgatroyd

CEO, Collaborative Media Group Inc
Stephen Murgatroyd, PhD is an experienced leader, change agent and inspirational speaker. He has worked in a great many places in the world on issues and actions associated with educational leadership, innovation and change. Author of over forty books and a frequent keynote speaker, Stephen is known for his fun but challenging approach to leading organizational change and transformation. | Twitter: @murgatroydsteph
avatar for Dennis Shirley

Dennis Shirley

Dennis Shirley is Professor of Education at the Lynch School of Education at Boston College in the US. He has written many books on school improvement and is the Editor-in-Chief of The Journal of Educational Change. His newest book is entitled "The New Imperatives of Educational Change: Achievement with Integrity."


Monday April 10, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Van Horne Ballroom

2:00pm

Leadership in the Teaching Profession - Reflections on 100 Years of Service
2017 - 2018 marks the 100th anniversary of the Alberta Teachers’ Association.
Within these 100 years leadership in education has taken many forms.
You are invited to share an hour exploring leadership in education through the lens of profession.
Where are we now and what lay ahead…what defines the role of leadership in education and how can we all play a part?

Speakers
avatar for Mark Ramsankar

Mark Ramsankar

President, Alberta Teachers' Association
H. Mark Ramsankar was elected president in 2013 and was re-elected in 2015 following two terms of service as vice-president. Immediately prior to his election as vice-president, he served as president of Edmonton Public Teachers Local for four years.


Monday April 10, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Sir Edward Beatty

2:15pm

Break and Transition
This is a coffee break and transition time to facilitate moving to your chosen concurrent session.

Monday April 10, 2017 2:15pm - 2:30pm
Transition

2:30pm

Leveraging Leadership: Layered professional learning to enhance K-12 literacy

Literacy within content areas and multiple literacies have been identified as an area of focus by Alberta Education and within the Calgary Board of Education.  This is an important opportunity to build system-wide coherence in our understanding of literacy learning.  This shift in focus requires agile leaders to lead a learning community driven by a vision that seeks to get better all the time. 

 

This session will describe specifically the work in building leadership capacity for coherent, systemic literacy practices.  The role of the principal as the only instructional leader in the school is changing; the notion of the principal as the ONLY instructional leader is not sustainable, nor is it appropriate anymore.  As a result, we considered the leadership through-line in relation to the different roles, responsibilities and contributions of all of the leaders within the district in relation to the literacy strategy.  How intentionally designed layered professional learning for leaders that inspires enhanced literacy practice in schools will be outlined using a specific school example. 

 

While this session focuses on a literacy strategy, the leadership process described can be transferred to any strategic initiative.  The presentation will appeal to all educators.


Speakers
avatar for Ann Ard

Ann Ard

System Principal, Leadership and Learning, Calgary Board of Education
Ann Ard is a System Principal in the Leadership and Learning department with the Calgary Board of Education. She has over two decades of public education leadership experience in two provinces, small rural and larger urban settings, the charter system, and with all ages pre-school through grade twelve. Ann's strong focus on action research is the foundation of her leadership.
avatar for Kim Hackman

Kim Hackman

System Principal, Leadership and Learning, Calgary Board of Education
Kim Hackman is a System Principal , Leadership and Learning for the Calgary Board of Education. Previously, he was a Principal in the Calgary Board of Education of a large urban high school. He has 26 years of experience as a teacher and instructional leader at elementary, middle school and high school levels. Kim is a recipient of the Canada's Outstanding Principals award.
avatar for Dr. Lori Pamplin

Dr. Lori Pamplin

Director, Leadership and Learning, Calgary Board of Education
Dr. Lori Pamplin is the Director of Leadership and Learning in the Calgary Board of Education. Her doctoral research was designed to better understand the always emergent, ambiguous and contingent nature of being a school principal within a large urban school district and how such understanding illuminates ways to support the development of principals through professional learning.
avatar for David Stevenson

David Stevenson

Chief Superintendent of Schools, Calgary Board of Education
David Stevenson brings over 30 years of CBE experience to his role as chief superintendent of schools. His strong commitment to student learning provides CBE students, parents and staff with solid guidance for improving student achievement. He has a unique combination of skills and knowledge developed through his work as a teacher, registered psychologist and leader. He has served as a classroom teacher, consultant, specialist, assistant... Read More →
avatar for Dallas Wheeler

Dallas Wheeler

System Principal, Leadership and Learning, Calgary Board of Education
Dallas Wheeler is a System Principal in the Leadership and Learning Department of the the Calgary Board of Education. Prior to assuming this position she was a school based principal and an educator and leader with over 25 years of experience with the CBE. Her master's research was focused on inquiry based teaching and learning and the sustainability of this practice in schools. Building professional capital in teacher leaders is the... Read More →


Monday April 10, 2017 2:30pm - 3:30pm
D.C. Coleman

2:30pm

New to the Assistant Principal's Role (and School Leadership)? Let's Talk
Are you new to the role of assistant principal? Are you thinking of getting into school leadership? Have you been to some sessions and thought, "That was really big picture. How do I bring it bcc to my school?" This session is an opportunity to collaborate with other school leaders and designed to help someone new to the role get started no matter the grade level. Included are sections on relationship building with stakeholders, student discipline, developing vision in the school community.

Speakers
avatar for Andy Connelly

Andy Connelly

Assistant Principal, Edmonton Public Schools
Andy Connelly has been a member of Edmonton Public Schools for 20 years. He has been a teacher in Divisions I through IV with a background in Social Studies and Special Education. He also has an extensive background in developing Student Leadership programs. For the past 10 years, he has been an Assistant Principal with Edmonton Public Schools.


Monday April 10, 2017 2:30pm - 3:30pm
2518

2:30pm

The global education race: International testing and your school
This session will engage participants in a lively conversation about international testing and comparisons of school performance across Canada and globally. We hear a lot of talk now about the global education race to have the best schools in the world. In December last year, the results from PISA 2015 were released and showed Singapore in the lead. Canada performed very well in science and reading, but concerns about mathematics performance continued to worry some policymakers. This session will introduce PISA and explain (a) how the test works and (b) how the results shape policy and impact on the work of school leaders. We will explore the Canadian results in PISA 2015 and discuss what we can learn from these results. The session will provide school leaders with tools for assessing how their schools are performing and for thinking critically about the idea that schools around the world should be racing against one another.

Speakers
avatar for Sam Sellar

Sam Sellar

Dr Sam Sellar is Reader in Education Studies at Manchester Metropolitan University. He has worked closely with teacher associations around the world to develop understanding about international testing and educational accountability. Sam is co-author of Globalizing Educational Accountabilities (2016, Routledge) and co-editor of National testing in schools: An Australian assessment (2016, Routledge). He also has a forthcoming short book on the... Read More →


Monday April 10, 2017 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Ivor Petrak Room

2:30pm

Un narval parmi les bélugas : s’adapter au courant
Un narval parmi les bélugas : s’adapter au courant"  une métaphore utilisée pour illustrer les nombreuses situations dans lesquelles les leaders scolaires doivent s’adapter. Récit de pratique authentique et humoristique d’une direction adjointe d’établissement qui s’engage avec son équipe dans un voyage au cœur de l’enseignement et de l’apprentissage. Cette présentation se veut un témoignage personnel qui vous amènera sans doute à repenser les stratégies utilisées dans vos milieux respectifs.

Speakers
avatar for Karyne Gamelin

Karyne Gamelin

Karyne Gamelin has been involved in the field of education for the past decade. She holds a B.A . in English Studies and a Masters of Education from l'Université de Sherbrooke. Karyne is presently pursuing her doctorate in school administration at l'Université de Montreal's department of Management & Education. She has several years of teaching experience at all levels including Lecturer in didactics at the Université... Read More →


Monday April 10, 2017 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Empress

2:30pm

Using Data to Move Schools Forward
This presentation provides 10 tips to improve administrator, teacher, and student use of data to improve schools. Attendees will learn:
• The evidence behind the use of data, feedback, and research in schools;
• How to use Excel to make sense of the data; and
• How to analyze and use the data results to make important instructional decisions to meet students’ needs.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Nicole Ralston

Dr. Nicole Ralston

Dr. Nicole Ralston is an Assistant Professor in the School of Education at the University of Portland in Portland, Oregon. She received her Ph.D. in Educational Psychology with an emphasis in Measurement, Statistics, and Research Design from the University of Washington. An elementary school teacher at heart, she now teaches educational research and assessment courses to undergraduate and graduate students and researches in the areas of... Read More →
avatar for Dr. Jacqueline Waggoner

Dr. Jacqueline Waggoner

Dr. Jacqueline Waggoner is a tenured Professor in the School of Education at the University of Portland in Portland, Oregon. She received her bi-university Ed.D. from the University of Oregon and Portland State University in Public School Administration and Supervision and has worked in higher education and public P-12 education for over 25 years. Research areas are teacher education, measurement, instrumentation; assessment; and data-driven... Read More →


Monday April 10, 2017 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Norquay Room

2:30pm

Women in Leadership: Are we there yet?
This session will open up an important conversation about women in leadership. A large body of peer reviewed research continuously finds that high-achieving women experience social backlash because their very success. Specifically the behaviours that created that success violates our expectations about how women are supposed to behave. This session will focus on how senior leaders must navigate the multiple responsibilities and constituencies of their roles. We will identify the unique leadership challenges and opportunities facing women in education today and come to understand when and how gender plays a role in both organizational and personal advancement.


Speakers
avatar for Shelley Magnusson

Shelley Magnusson

Executive Staff Officer, Government, Alberta Teachers' Association
Shelley Magnusson has been a staff officer in communications with the Alberta Teachers’ Association since January 2012. Prior to joining the Association, Shelley worked with the Association of Professional Engineers and Geo-Scientists of Alberta as director of Education Outreach, and before that she was the Program Manager for literacy with Alberta Education. A longtime advocate for women’s rights, Shelley is a former board member... Read More →


Monday April 10, 2017 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Champlain Room

2:30pm

Integration des perspectives des Premières Nations, Métis et des Inuits dans un communauté scolaire d'immersion française.

L’école Campbelltown vous invite à participer à un colloque sur son initiative, mise au point l’année dernière, concernant la compréhension et l’intégration des perspectives des Premières Nations, des Métis et des Inuits dans les programmes de la communauté scolaire. Dans notre présentation, nous allons considérer les raisons qui nous ont amenées à lancer ce projet spécial. Nous découvrirons comment les élèves, les parents et les enseignants ont été impliqués dans ce processus et cela vous donnera, espérons-le, des idées sur ce que vous pourrez développer dans vos écoles et vos communautés scolaires. Nous considérerons également les projets tels que le Projet du cœur et L’Exercice de couvertures et autres initiatives que nous avons prises au niveau scolaire afin d’offrir à tous nos élèves un milieu où ils se sentent inclus et bienvenus.


Speakers
avatar for Elissa Corsi

Elissa Corsi

Principal / Second Langauges Coordinator, Elk Island Public Schools
Elissa Corsi Directrice de l'École Campbelltown et Coordinatrice des langues secondes pour le conseil scolaire, Elk Island Public Schools. Elle est aussi présidente du Conseil français de L'ATA.
avatar for Amanda Fayed

Amanda Fayed

Project of Heart Lead Teacher, Elk Island Public Schools
Amanda Fayed Enseignante coordinatrice des Premières Nations, Métis et Inuits pour le conseil scolaire Elk Island Public Schools
avatar for Annie Garneau

Annie Garneau

Assistant Principal/Directrice adjointe, Elk Island Public Schools
Annie Garneau Directirce Adjointe de l'École Campbelltown


Monday April 10, 2017 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Alberta Room

2:30pm

Retention des élèves dans les programmes d'immersion et langue second
Dans la session on discutera des stratégies de comment on peut faire la promotion du programme d'immersion et garder les élèves dans le programme.

Speakers
avatar for Gabrielle Engli

Gabrielle Engli

Enseignant de physique 20 et 30 en immersion et chef de département d'immersion française à l'école Harry Ainlay.
avatar for Aimie Sedens

Aimie Sedens

Harry Ainlay High School


Monday April 10, 2017 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Frontenac

2:30pm

Building Leadership Capacity in First Nations, Métis & Inuit Education
This session will empower education leaders with knowledge and practical strategies of First Nations Métis Inuit (FNMI) education in response to the new Alberta School Leader Standard. Topics covered in the session will be: Education Recommendations from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada: Calls to Action, FNMI literacy needs, and Cree language programming. Participants will come away with strategies which can be immediately implemented in any district scenario.

Speakers
avatar for Lisa Cruickshank

Lisa Cruickshank

Lisa Cruickshank has taught for over 15 years with Edmonton Catholic Schools. Lisa joined the Aboriginal Learning Services team in November of 2014 and is the First Nations, Métis and Inuit Social Studies Consultant. Her drive and dedication in developing age-appropriate curricular materials in addressing residential schools and treaties has been well received by 90 schools within Edmonton Catholic Schools. Lisa’s commitment to... Read More →
avatar for Darlene Olson

Darlene Olson

Edmonton Catholic Schools
Darlene Olson was born and raised in Northern Alberta. She studied at the University of Alberta, and earned a B.Ed. in Secondary Education and a B.A. in Native Studies. She is currently the Cree Language Consultant for Edmonton Catholic Schools. Darlene is committed in ensuring Cree teachers have current pedagogical professional development and assessment tools relevant to the learning needs of Cree language students in response to... Read More →
avatar for Erin Reid

Erin Reid

Erin Reid is the First Nations, Métis & Inuit Literacy Consultant with Edmonton Catholic Schools and is a proud member of the Métis Nation. Erin has 19 years of teaching experience in complex scenarios in grades in three Canadian provinces, as well as North Dakota, USA. She has published in the areas of digital storytelling, 3D printing in classrooms and mentoring. Currently, Erin is striving to ensure that culturally relevant language and... Read More →


Monday April 10, 2017 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Baron Shaughnessy

2:30pm

Everyone Can Code (Part 1 of 2)
How does coding service the development of the 21st century competencies? What is the relationship between coding and the development of computational thinking? 
Join us to explore these questions and discuss the opportunities that coding provides. Learning to code unlocks creativity, develops problem-solving skills, and opens career paths. We think everyone should have the opportunity to create something that can change the world. Learn more about Everyone Can Code, a new approach to coding that gives everyone the power to learn, write, and teach code. You’ll hear about the new Swift Playgrounds app that includes lessons for beginning coders. And you’ll explore curriculum materials for middle and high school that make it easy to bring coding into your school or district.

Speakers
AE

Apple Education

Apple Education


Monday April 10, 2017 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Theatre

2:30pm

Framing A School Vision of Emerging Technologies in a Student-Centred Digital Literacy Context
Policy Direction 1 from the Alberta Education Learning & Technology Policy Framework calls upon school authorities to "establish a vision for technology-supported, student-centred learning" for all students. With the multitude of new technologies, combined with the challenges of a diverse inclusive student population, this can pose a constant challenge for school leadership in knowing which technologies to adopt and how to use them with purpose in a safe, appropriate manner that furthers student learning. In this session, participants will explore the many components of digital literacy/digital citizenship and will use these elements to examine current and emerging technologies and practices in a meaningful context to begin to ground themselves in developing a vision for student-centred learning with technology and a process for evaluating technology use and integrating student digital literacy skills moving forward.

Speakers
avatar for Danny Maas

Danny Maas

Manager, Emerging Technology, Edmonton Catholic Schools
Danny Maas is the manager of the Emerging Technology educational consultant team with Edmonton Catholic Schools, working with teachers and students to transform learning across the curriculum using technology. Danny has also worked at Alberta Education Technology Leadership Branch and with the 2Learn.ca Education society, seeing provincial approaches to technology integration.


Monday April 10, 2017 2:30pm - 3:30pm
2520

2:30pm

Making It Up! Our Adventures in Makerland
What is a makerspace and how does it elicit higher levels of student (and staff) engagement? How does Maker culture support student learning and support the development of cross-curricular competencies? We invite you to join us and learn about our journey in developing a makerspace in our dual track French Immersion elementary school. We will share organizational processes, planning and assessment tools, as well as favourite maker materials with participants. By the end of the workshop, we hope to inspire you to find your inner maker!


Speakers
avatar for Helene Hewitt

Helene Hewitt

Helene Hewitt est présentement directrice adjointe à la division scolaire Elk Island Public en Alberta. Elle a enseigné pendant 15 ans à tous les niveaux de l’élémentaire, principalement dans le programme d’immersion française. Lors de ces neuf derniers ans comme leader, Helene continue de poursuivre sa passion pour l’apprentissage du français et du développement sociale des jeunes. Toujours motivé par sa propre imagination et par... Read More →



Monday April 10, 2017 2:30pm - 3:30pm
New Brunswick Room

2:30pm

Educators’ Professional Learning in Alberta and Canada: Sharing promising practices, addressing challenges and developing future action

Join a conversation about promising practices, challenges to be addressed and possibilities to be advanced for professional learning. This session will provide ten key features of professional learning identified in a recently conducted study of educators’ professional learning in Canada. Major lessons for consideration are that: there is “no one size fits all” approach to professional learning, there is need for differentiated, varied, multiple and flexible opportunities throughout an educators’ career; access to equitable resources for engaging in quality professional learning requires attention; and the balance between teacher, school and system leadership is complex and contested. We will release the findings of a linked case study of professional learning in Alberta, which includes findings from focus groups with participants at uLead16 and examples from Alberta schools and districts. We are pleased to launch the Alberta case study report at uLead17. Finally, we will engage in a discussion of potential next steps for continuing the conversations, evidence and actions to improve professional learning across Canada (and beyond).


Speakers
avatar for Carol Campbell

Carol Campbell

Carol Campbell is known for her commitment to combining evidence from professional knowledge and research to develop capacity for educational improvement. Carol’s career has spanned academic, education and government roles in Canada, USA and UK with a track record of contributing to improved educational strategies, practices and outcomes. Currently, Carol is Associate Professor of Leadership and Educational Change at the Ontario Institute for... Read More →
avatar for Audrey Hobbs-Johnson

Audrey Hobbs-Johnson

 Senior Consultant with Learning Forward and Project Manager for the State of Educators’ Professional Learning in Canada study
avatar for Pamela Osmond-Johnson

Pamela Osmond-Johnson

Assistant Professor, University of Regina
Assistant Professor of Educational Administration, University of Regina


Monday April 10, 2017 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Alhambra Room

2:30pm

Making a big difference with ‘small data’
Education is turning the corner as system and school leaders move away from the almost singular focus on big data. From international benchmarking such as PISA to national and system-level assessments, policy-makers should now consider a new approach. This session will illustrate how ‘big data’ analysis alone without small data leads to unintended outcomes in policy-making and practice. Examples will include efforts of school systems where much broader sets of information are analyzed and used to guide the work of the school. For example in Finland, a central element of each school is a “student welfare team” that is made of teachers, wellbeing specialists, counselors, and school leaders. Through these first-hand small data, early interventions to help students at risk are then decided and made in schools.

Speakers
avatar for Pasi Sahlberg

Pasi Sahlberg

Pasi Sahlberg is Finnish educator, author and scholar. He has worked as schoolteacher, teacher educator, researcher and policy advisor in Finland and has examined education systems around the world. His expertise includes school improvement,  international education issues, classroom teaching and learning, teacher education, and school leadership. He is the author of best-seller book “Finnish Lessons 2.0: What can the... Read More →
avatar for Samu Seitsalo

Samu Seitsalo

Samu Seitsalo is Director of the Finnish National Agency for Education 


Monday April 10, 2017 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Van Horne Ballroom

3:30pm

Transition
This is a transition time to facilitate moving to your chosen concurrent session.

Monday April 10, 2017 3:30pm - 3:45pm
Transition

3:45pm

A Neuro-Educational Approach to Socio-Cultural Inclusive Practices in K-12 Classrooms
A Neuro-Education approach to the classroom requires connecting the literature about the brain, mind, and language function. From this literature, the Neuro-Semantic Language Learning Theory (NsLLT) emerges. The presenters will explain this theory as the basis to improved student learning, utilizing effective visual language strategies (Viconic Language Methods or VLMs) with all learners, across ages, and across grades to maximize socio-cultural inclusive practices.

Speakers
avatar for Ellyn Arwood

Ellyn Arwood

Ellyn Lucas Arwood, Ed.D. is a professor at the University of Portland in the School of Education. Her background includes 45 years as a SLP, 42 years working in higher education. She is known as the author of numerous books, a presenter of 100s of invited presentations, and a practitioner in the field.
avatar for Chris Merideth

Chris Merideth

University of Portland
Chris Merideth is an instructor from the University of Portland who will share his experiences in translating the findings of neuroscience, cognitive psychology, and language to the field of education.


Monday April 10, 2017 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Champlain Room

3:45pm

An OCD Story
Come to hear the story of what it's like to be a family living and coping with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. Tamara and Jeff Spady are both educational leaders and advocates who want to dispel some of the myths and stigmas of OCD and to give you a chance to understand what's it's like to have this disorder and what it's like to live with a person with this disorder. Find out some strategies to help students and staff members dealing with mental illness and what they are experiencing in their everyday world.

Speakers
avatar for Jeff Spady

Jeff Spady

Jeff Spady is a principal in Elk Island Public Schools and he is excited about sharing his understanding of mental illness. Jeff delivers the point of view of what it's like to live and work with people who are mentally ill. His belief is that a better understanding of mental illness can help everyone succeed.
avatar for Tamara Martin Spady

Tamara Martin Spady

Tamara Martin Spady the Art Lady
Tamara teaches at Woodbridge Farms Elementary School and has spoken at various conferences across Canada about the importance of drawing and art.  Tamara has written and illustrated two children’s picture books and has created four step-by-step drawing books for teachers and young children. She is the winner of the Terry Gunderson Award for the Promotion of Lifelong Learning and Professional Development. She has recently been nominated... Read More →


Monday April 10, 2017 3:45pm - 4:45pm
D.C. Coleman

3:45pm

Dialogue within and across organizations: can we improve how we listen and participate to become more efficient, productive and understanding?
When a former School District Supertintendent, one-time CEO of the BC Public School Employers’ Association and a former teacher union researcher met to reflect on dialogue in public education systems, the result was a series of public symposia to find better ways of discussing contentious issues in education. Symposia attendees have included current Superintendents and district staff, teacher union officers, Principals, and teachers.
This session will share some of the concepts, processes, skill development and emerging ‘toolkit’ to enable better dialogue.

Speakers
avatar for Inarvis Diaz

Inarvis Diaz

teacher, Collingwood School
Inarvis Diaz is a teacher at an independent school located in the West Vancouver school district with interests in student learning, formative assessment and curriculum development. He is also a student in the SFU Master's Program in Educational Leadership focusing on improving dialogue in public education.
avatar for Hugh Finlayson

Hugh Finlayson

Hugh J. Finlayson is a Chartered Professional, Human Resources (CPHR), faculty member in the School of Business, Human Resources Management Program at the BC Institute of Technology (BCIT) and an Affiliated Scholar with the Centre for Educational Leadership and Policy (CSELP), Faculty of Education, Simon Fraser University.   | | Before joining BCIT and CSELP, Hugh held senior leadership positions in the K-12... Read More →
avatar for Nicole Jarvis

Nicole Jarvis

Nicole Jarvis is a teacher in the Surrey School District with interests in new teacher induction, preservice training, professional development, and union engagement.  She is also a student in the SFU Master's Program in Educational Leadership focusing on improving dialogue in public education.
avatar for Alison Liddicoat

Alison Liddicoat

Alison Liddicoat is a Secondary Math and Science teacher and the New Teacher/Teacher Teaching On Call) Chairperson for the Sunshine Coast Teachers’ Association in BC.  She is passionate about curriculum development and professional learning.  She is currently a student in the SFU Master's Program in Educational Leadership focusing on improving dialogue in public education.
avatar for Amanda Long

Amanda Long

Amanda Long is a middle school teacher and the First Vice-President of the Coquitlam Teachers' Association. She started the B.C. Early Career Teachers' Association, a Provincial Specialist Association within the BCTF and is passionate about mentorship and supporting new teachers. She is also a student in the SFU Master's Program in Educational Leadership focusing on improving dialogue in public education.
avatar for Charlie Naylor

Charlie Naylor

Charlie Naylor was the Senior Researcher for the BC Teachers' Federation before joining Simon Fraser University. With a background in supporting professional learning in school districts across BC, his role at SFU includes developing approaches to improving dialogue in BC's public education system.


Monday April 10, 2017 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Alhambra Room

3:45pm

Facilitating teachers' professional learning -- skills and mindset for leading a learning community
Instructional leadership is one of the key roles an administrator embodies in a school, as we help facilitate teachers’ professional learning through processes such as WOCs (Walk, Observe, Collaborate) and PLCs (Professional Learning Communities). We will share our journey (so far) in supporting teaching learning as we have shifted our focus from the “content” (what teachers are talking about) to the “process” (how teachers are talking about it). We are empowering teachers to engage in systematic inquiry, responsive to the needs of students. Insight into our celebrations and challenges will be offered with time for Q&A.

Speakers
avatar for Charlie Kraig

Charlie Kraig

Vice Principal, Grande Prairie Public School District
Charlie Kraig is a vice-principal in a K-8 school in Grande Prairie Public School District. She is a recent recipient of CSL's Distinguished Leadership Award. Her master's thesis was entitled "Better Ways of Teaching Teachers" and her work and understanding of this topic continues to evolve.



Monday April 10, 2017 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Sir Edward Beatty

3:45pm

In Search of Best Practice in High School Redesign - Incorporating Ideas from Research
High School Redesign began in Alberta in 2010-11 as the High School Completion Strategic Framework. It continues today as Moving Forward With High School Redesign. This session will focus on the redesign efforts of two high schools in NE Calgary that have very different developmental trajectories, but which used similar research-based strategies to impact student achievement and high school completion. Equity is at the heart of their work to ensure that all students have access to high level learning objectives.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Patrick Thalheimer

Dr. Patrick Thalheimer

Principal, CBE
Dr. Patrick Thalheimer has worked in public education for 32 years in a variety of positions, including classroom teacher, learning leader, assistant principal and principal. He has been a teacher and administrator in every division from K-12. Dr. Thalheimer earned his EdD from the University of Calgary in 2015 with a focus on leadership and change.


Monday April 10, 2017 3:45pm - 4:45pm
2520

3:45pm

Successful Transitions for School Leaders
Principals and Assistant Principals in schools are responsible for ensuring high quality learning environments while developing capacity in others. This can be challenging when transitioning from a leadership role in one school to a leadership role in another. This session will focus on effective transitioning for school leaders and include strategies for leaders changing sites as well as leaders supporting the transition of a leader into a new site.

Speakers
avatar for Andy Connelly

Andy Connelly

Assistant Principal, Edmonton Public Schools
Andy Connelly has been a member of Edmonton Public Schools for 20 years. He has been a teacher in Divisions I through IV with a background in Social Studies and Special Education. He also has an extensive background in developing Student Leadership programs. For the past 10 years, he has been an Assistant Principal with Edmonton Public Schools.
avatar for Christina Jones

Christina Jones

Principal, Edmonton Public Schools
Christina Jones is a principal with Edmonton Public Schools (Balwin School) and has been a school leader in a variety of settings including one of the largest schools in Western Canada.  She is part of the leadership team for Balwin School.


Monday April 10, 2017 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Empress

3:45pm

This Class is a Business?- Entrepreneurship In Action
This session will provide participants with a curricular and instructional framework to create a CTF aligned course that will allow them to authentically integrate entrepreneurship into their school community. Archbishop Joseph MacNeil School in Edmonton, Alberta, has created and implemented a Business and Innovations program (for junior high) that immerses students into the business world. Through design thinking, students create products or services, a marketing and business plan, and ultimately run a site-based small business. The objective of this session is to support school leaders looking to enrich their community through an engaging 21 Century program.

Speakers
avatar for Keri Cyr

Keri Cyr

Learning Coach/Student Advisor/JH Teacher, Edmonton Catholic Schools
Keri Cyr has a passion for educational programming that provides student engagement through hands-on, real world experiences. She believes that entrepreneurship programming provides our youth with an opportunity to not only imagine future career possibilities but to live them. Keri has a broad, multi-grade teaching background with additional knowledge and experience in entrepreneurship. She is currently nurturing future entrepreneurs - living her... Read More →
avatar for Michelle Grattan

Michelle Grattan

Jr. High Business & Innovation/Art, Archbishop Joseph MacNeil School
As an educator with thirty years of experience, I have learned that the key to inspiring a love for learning is relevancy and innovative thinking. I have a dream job that allows me to give students a creative platform to explore their passions and connect to the world around them.


Monday April 10, 2017 3:45pm - 4:45pm
2518

3:45pm

Directeurs d’école et la convention collective
Aiguiller les directeurs d’école pour qu’ils jouent bien le rôle qui leur appartient dans la convention collective. Les renseigner sur toutes les clauses intéressantes pour eux qui existent dans la convention collective. Répondre aux questions concernant les difficultés actuelles, donner des pistes pour traiter les préoccupations futures ET expliquer les différents soutiens qu’offre l’ATA aux directeurs d’école.

Speakers
avatar for Geneviève Blais

Geneviève Blais

Executive Staff Officer, Teacher Welfare, Alberta Teachers' Association
Geneviève joined the Association’s Teacher Welfare executive staff in 2015. Geneviève holds a BA degree from the University of Ottawa, a BEd degree from the University of Western Ontario and a MEd degree from the University of Lethbridge. Geneviève was formerly an assistant principal with the Calgary Catholic School District. In addition to serving as a representative of the bargaining agent, Geneviève is the Association’s expert in the... Read More →


Monday April 10, 2017 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Norquay Room

3:45pm

Leadership in Best Language Practices for French Immersion
What are the best educational practices for French Immersion students? This session will be discussing conflicting educational theories regarding the French Immersion program. Through the use of videos and discussion, both holistic and brain-based approaches will be explored. (Presented in English)

Speakers
avatar for Sarah Novosel

Sarah Novosel

French Immersion teacher, Edmonton Catholic School District
Public speaking has woven its way from my childhood into my profession. In my youth, I won competitions in various poetic categories, and was awarded numerous scholarships. Now as an educator, I have had the opportunity to coach Choral speech where I took my students to cities and provincials twice, winning scholarships for my school’s Public Speaking program. My students have also participated in the Edmonton Catholic School’s Celebration of... Read More →


Monday April 10, 2017 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Frontenac

3:45pm

Savoir-faire! Nos aventures dans le monde de makerspace
Qu'est-ce que c'est qu'un makerspace et comment est-ce qu'il stimule l'engagement de l'élève (et du personnel)? Comment la culture faiseur soutient-il l'apprentissage chez nos jeunes? Les makerspaces ont quel impact sur le développent des compétences transversales? On vous invite à écouter nos exploits dans le monde des faiseurs chez notre école élémentaire à deux voies. Le partage de nos processus, de nos outils de planification, de nos méthodes de l'évaluation ainsi que quelques exemples de notre matériel préféré sont prévues. Nous espérons inciter votre esprit faiseur lors de notre atelier!

Speakers
avatar for Helene Hewitt

Helene Hewitt

Helene Hewitt est présentement directrice adjointe à la division scolaire Elk Island Public en Alberta. Elle a enseigné pendant 15 ans à tous les niveaux de l’élémentaire, principalement dans le programme d’immersion française. Lors de ces neuf derniers ans comme leader, Helene continue de poursuivre sa passion pour l’apprentissage du français et du développement sociale des jeunes. Toujours motivé par sa propre imagination et par... Read More →



Monday April 10, 2017 3:45pm - 4:45pm
New Brunswick Room

3:45pm

The Blanket Exercise
This interactive exercise developed by KAIROS (a joint venture ecumenical program administered by the United Church of Canada) explores the relationship between the Crown and Indigenous peoples of Canada. Participants will be guided through colonization of our nation including the gradual appropriation, relocation, and removal of Indigenous peoples and territories.
The exercise begins with blankets spread across the floor, which represent land occupied by Indigenous populations. As participants are guided through centuries of negotiations, treaties, decrees and interactions with European settlers, the blankets are slowly removed, until only a few participants remain on a small area representing what little remains of Indigenous territory today.
The exercise engages hearts and minds as a powerful leadership and teaching tool in understanding the current relationship between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples.

Speakers
avatar for Lisa Cruickshank

Lisa Cruickshank

Lisa Cruickshank has taught for over 15 years with Edmonton Catholic Schools. Lisa joined the Aboriginal Learning Services team in November of 2014 and is the First Nations, Métis and Inuit Social Studies Consultant. Her drive and dedication in developing age-appropriate curricular materials in addressing residential schools and treaties has been well received by 90 schools within Edmonton Catholic Schools. Lisa’s commitment to... Read More →
avatar for Darlene Olson

Darlene Olson

Edmonton Catholic Schools
Darlene Olson was born and raised in Northern Alberta. She studied at the University of Alberta, and earned a B.Ed. in Secondary Education and a B.A. in Native Studies. She is currently the Cree Language Consultant for Edmonton Catholic Schools. Darlene is committed in ensuring Cree teachers have current pedagogical professional development and assessment tools relevant to the learning needs of Cree language students in response to... Read More →
avatar for Erin Reid

Erin Reid

Erin Reid is the First Nations, Métis & Inuit Literacy Consultant with Edmonton Catholic Schools and is a proud member of the Métis Nation. Erin has 19 years of teaching experience in complex scenarios in grades in three Canadian provinces, as well as North Dakota, USA. She has published in the areas of digital storytelling, 3D printing in classrooms and mentoring. Currently, Erin is striving to ensure that culturally relevant language and... Read More →


Monday April 10, 2017 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Baron Shaughnessy

3:45pm

Everyone Can Code (Part 2 of 2)
How does coding service the development of the 21st century competencies? What is the relationship between coding and the development of computational thinking? 
Join us to explore these questions and discuss the opportunities that coding provides. Learning to code unlocks creativity, develops problem-solving skills, and opens career paths. We think everyone should have the opportunity to create something that can change the world. Learn more about Everyone Can Code, a new approach to coding that gives everyone the power to learn, write, and teach code. You’ll hear about the new Swift Playgrounds app that includes lessons for beginning coders. And you’ll explore curriculum materials for middle and high school that make it easy to bring coding into your school or district.

Speakers
AE

Apple Education

Apple Education


Monday April 10, 2017 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Theatre

3:45pm

Lead Teachers, Transformation and Technology:  How can teachers help students change the world?
What does it take to be an effective lead teacher in todays’ classroom and school community?  How can your pedagogy and the tools of technology support effective learning for every student?  In this dynamic interactive presentation, Dan will invite and encourage you to examine your teaching practice, all the while infusing the power of technology to support your skills.  Are you a connected educator?  Are you teaching students who want to make a difference in their world?  You will learn simple, effective pedagogical shifts to transform your teaching practice and infuse technologies to stretch your teaching and make a difference in the life of every student.

Speakers
avatar for Dan Friedt

Dan Friedt

Principal, Edmonton Catholic Schools
Dan Friedt is the principal of St. Angela School in Edmonton, Alberta Canada.  He has 37 years of teaching experience from Kindergarten to Grade Twelve.  He has 18 years of administrative experience and is recognized as an Apple Distinguished Educator (2013).  Dan is a graduate from the University of Alberta (B Ed, 1979) and Masters in 1998.  Dan’s passion is Leadership and believes that every single child, even as young... Read More →


Monday April 10, 2017 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Alberta Room

3:45pm

Leading With The Learning Commons
The shift in education from traditional practices to building 21st century skills in our students is mirrored by the transformation of conventional school libraries to vibrant Learning Commons. Research shows that an effective Learning Commons can increase student success in literacy and numeracy, provide a voice for cultural diversity, increase the ability of staff and students to use technology for teaching and learning, and build a school culture of collaboration and creativity. This shift moves the library from being a storage place to a place of creation.

How can you create a Learning Commons in your school, making it a living, active and relevant space for all stakeholders? What does it look like? How do you staff it? Join the Alberta School Learning Commons Council as we lead you through the process of building a LC that works for your school community. Practical ideas and resources will be shared that will allow you and your school community to start crafting your Learning Commons tomorrow!

Speakers
avatar for Karen Belter

Karen Belter

Teacher Librarian, CC of Technology, Centre High Campus
Karen Belter has been a passionate educator for the past twenty-seven years and is presently loving her work as a teacher-librarian at Centre High Campus in Edmonton celebrating all literacies as well as developing Makerspace learning opportunities in and out of the classroom. She is also a Curriculum Coordinator of Effective Technology Integration supporting and inspiring both teachers and learners. Karen recently co-authored and teaches a... Read More →
avatar for Lissa Davies

Lissa Davies

President, Teacher Librarian, Alberta School Learning Commons Council
| Lissa Davies (MEd) is a Curricular Coordinator and Teacher Librarian at an elementary school in Edmonton, Alberta. Her areas of focus include technology coaching, Leveled Literacy Instruction, Makerspaces and Learning Commons Lead. Lissa has taught K to 6, both regular and special needs. She is passionate about best practises in literacy instruction, building a love of reading among students and in building capacity in using technology for... Read More →
avatar for Kelly Reierson

Kelly Reierson

Teacher-Librarian/DH Technology, Strathcona High School
Kelly is part of an energetic team of teacher librarians who have built a Learning Commons in both elementary and secondary schools. She is an innovator in bringing Makerspaces to her district and is a sought after speaker within Alberta, presenting on a variety of topics including: Google Apps for Education, Gone Google, Now What?, Using Google for Research, Google Tips and Tricks, Best of the Best, New Books for School Libraries, I HATE to... Read More →


Monday April 10, 2017 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Ivor Petrak Room

5:00pm

Conference Centre Bus to Rimrock Hotel
If you are staying at the Rimrock Hotel a free shuttle bus will leave the Conference Centre (Banff Springs) for the Rimrock Hotel at the following times on Monday:  5:00 pm, 5:20 pm, and 5:40 pm

Monday April 10, 2017 5:00pm - 5:40pm
Banff Springs Hotel
 
Tuesday, April 11
 

6:45am

Rimrock Hotel Bus to Conference Center
If you are staying at the Rimrock Hotel a free shuttle bus will leave the Rimrock Hotel for the conference centre at the Banff Springs Hotel at the following times on Tuesday: 6:45 am, 7:10 am, and 7:30 am   These will arrive in time for you to enjoy breakfast at the Banff Springs Hotel

Tuesday April 11, 2017 6:45am - 7:30am
Rimrock Hotel

7:00am

Breakfast
Continental Breakfast is served on Monday, April 10, Tuesday, April 11, and Wednesday, April 12.

(*NOTE: You must be wearing your conference lanyard and nametag in order to participate)

Tuesday April 11, 2017 7:00am - 8:45am
Mezzanine 2

8:00am

Council for School Leadership Annual General Meeting
This is the Annual General Meeting of the Council for School Leadership of the Alberta Teachers' Association

Tuesday April 11, 2017 8:00am - 8:45am
Theatre

9:00am

Tuesday AM - Leadership Panel Discussion - Perspectives on Leadership
This panel discussion features perspectives on school leadership and education in general from 3 former Ministers of Education - as well as the perspective of Pasi Sahlberg, an internationally recognized expert on education systems and educational reform.

Moderators
avatar for Pasi Sahlberg

Pasi Sahlberg

Pasi Sahlberg is Finnish educator, author and scholar. He has worked as schoolteacher, teacher educator, researcher and policy advisor in Finland and has examined education systems around the world. His expertise includes school improvement,  international education issues, classroom teaching and learning, teacher education, and school leadership. He is the author of best-seller book “Finnish Lessons 2.0: What can the... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Dave Hancock

Dave Hancock

Counsel, Dentons
Dave Hancock, QC, ICD.D is Counsel at Dentons Canada LLP, a global law firm with locations in over 50 countries. He serves on the Boards of TecEdmonton, Serious Labs Inc and BioNeutra Global Corp as well as a number of Industry and Community Boards. He previously served in the Alberta Government for almost 18 years in 8 portfolios including Education and Innovation and Advanced Education culminating his service as Alberta’s 15th Premier. He... Read More →
avatar for David King

David King

citizen, Polity
Dave King is a former Minister of Education of the Province of Alberta (1979 - 1986). He was a Member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta from 1971 - 1986, during which time he also served as Legislative Secretary to the Premier and Minister of Technology, Research and Telecommunications. Subsequent to his service as a Member of the Legislative Assembly, Mr. King served for 20 years as the Executive Director of the Public School Boards... Read More →
avatar for Adrian Piccoli

Adrian Piccoli

Hon Professor of Practice, School of Education, Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences, University of NSW, Sydney, Former NSW Minister for Education
The Hon Adrian Piccoli MP served six years as the NSW Minister for Education with responsibility for 100,000 staff, 1.2 million students in 2,200 government schools and regulatory responsibility for 900 non-government schools across NSW. Adrian has led a wide-ranging program of educational, organisational and industrial relations changes in one of the largest education systems in the world. After six years of constantly maintaining a clear... Read More →


Tuesday April 11, 2017 9:00am - 10:30am
Van Horne Ballroom

10:30am

Break and Transition to Concurrent Sessions
This is a coffee break and transition time to facilitate moving to your chosen concurrent session.

Tuesday April 11, 2017 10:30am - 11:00am
Transition

11:00am

Captaining a Cruise Ship, not a Speed Boat
As school leaders we live in urgency. This urgency can be both a curse and a blessing. It’s a blessing when we can slow things down and attend to the following questions: How do we stay the course and lead with purpose? How do we help others find their purpose? How do we shift the paradigm of those we lead when needed? How do we lead with intention involving key stakeholders? In this session, school leaders will get an opportunity to reflect on their practice and look at answers to these questions. Participants will be exposed to the research and ideas of educational leaders who believe in the work of “intentional” school improvement. Join an interactive session that allows for school leaders to link their current practice with the possibility of new approaches to effective school leadership.

Speakers
avatar for Arief Ebrahim

Arief Ebrahim

Principal, Edmonton Public
Arief is a principal with experience as an Elementary and Junior High School teacher/administrator. Arief has instructed at both the University of Alberta and Concordia University Collage in the Faculty of Education. He obtained his M.Ed in the area of School Improvement and Leadership. He has received a Graduate Diploma after completing his PhD course work at the University of Alberta. He is an ATA Administrator Instructor, who helps to... Read More →


Tuesday April 11, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
Alberta Room

11:00am

Citizenship Education: The New 3 R’s – Rights, Responsibilities, and Respect
What responsibility do students, classrooms, and schools have in building stronger and more inclusive communities? What responsibility do we have, as educators, leaders, and stakeholders, to ensure that students have the tools they need to succeed as global citizens?

Unresolved issues, including ignorance about difference, race, and gender, threaten every society. Judge David Arnot, Chief Commissioner for the Saskatchewan Human Rights Commission, will speak about the need to engage students to become advocates for equality, equity, and democracy, and the work of the Concentus Citizenship Education Foundation that supports these goals.

Concentus is helping students, teachers, and schools in two ways. First, with classroom ready citizenship education resources that integrate with curriculum to provide seamless instruction on difficult topics such as: mental health and addictions, disability, racism, gender, and Indigenous culture. For example, the Concentus resources link directly to the Teaching Treaties in the Classroom (“We are All Treaty People”) resources.

The Concentus citizenship education resources are about helping students understand the new 3 R’s – rights, responsibilities, and respect. The resources help students become enlightened, empowered, empathetic, ethical, and engaged – the five essential citizenship competencies (the “5 E’s”). With an understanding of the 3 R’s and the 5 E’s, students are informed, understand how they can contribute to the dialogue, and become part of the responsibility revolution.

Second, Concentus is challenging students, educators, and communities to act on the 3 R’s by entering into community-based dialogues. The first ever-Courageous Conversations event, held in Saskatchewan in November 2016, was a blueprint for dialogue, and a starting point for meaningful action, between students and community leaders. Chief Commissioner Arnot will speak about that event, how it can be modeled in other communities, and the need to learn about the issues that matter.

Effective courageous conversations will positively affect our schools, workplaces, and our communities. As Arnot will emphasize, responding to the challenges of today in a way that respects democratic principles will define the twenty-first century.

Speakers
avatar for David Arnot

David Arnot

David Arnot attended the University of Saskatchewan and received his LL.B. Degree in 1975. In 1978, he became a Senior Crown Prosecutor. He was appointed a Judge of the Provincial Court of Saskatchewan in 1981. In September of 1994, Judge Arnot was seconded to the Federal Department of Justice as Director General of the Aboriginal Justice. In May 1996, Judge Arnot was promoted to the position of Special Advisor to the Deputy Minister of... Read More →
avatar for John Mcgettigan

John Mcgettigan

Teacher, Greater Saskatoon Schools
Mr. McGettigan teaches music and history at St. Joseph’s High School in Saskatoon.  His teaching career has spanned over 24 years taking him to rural schools, inner city schools, and suburban schools in Saskatchewan.  The only interruption to his years spent in the classroom were 5 years spent as President of the Saskatoon Teachers Association. McGettigan has a passion for bringing people together around good ideas that can help... Read More →


Tuesday April 11, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
New Brunswick Room

11:00am

Hey, Leaders! Formative Assessment Isn’t Just for Kids!
Formative assessment enhances learning. We know this is true for teachers supporting students, and it can also be true for leaders as they work to enhance assessment capacity within their schools.

Join participants from an Alberta Assessment Consortium (AAC) project designed to help leaders use formative assessment strategies to advance teacher, school and jurisdiction goals.

Speakers
avatar for Sherry Bennett

Sherry Bennett

Sherry Bennett is the Executive Director of the Alberta Assessment Consortium. She has been an advocate of professional development throughout her career. Sherry provided leadership to support implementation of new programs of study through her work as a workshop facilitator and developer of classroom assessment materials. She also completed a two-year secondment at the University of Alberta as a Field Experiences Associate. Sherry has been... Read More →



Tuesday April 11, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
Frontenac

11:00am

Leading in Complexity: The Intersection of Time, Values, Intention and Response
“Wow, I finished everything on my to-do list, and got home to have supper with my family!” said no principal ever. How do leaders manage their time and energy? Is there a silver bullet, or does this look different for everyone? This session examines the literature, as well as the lived experiences of female principals and how they think about and manage their time. We will explore examples of establishing rhythms and boundaries that have helped leaders do the important work, lead from an ethic of care, and also sustain themselves. We will consider habits that can help you gain clarity about your values and priorities, so that you can invest your time in activities that move the work forward, while also being responsive to the people in front of you. Join us for conversations that will deepen your understanding of how living and leading authentically can help you write your leadership story, and find time for what matters most to you.

Speakers
avatar for Kathy Toogood

Kathy Toogood

Education Manager, Alberta Education
Dr. Kathy Toogood is a learner and a leader. She has enjoyed her career as a teacher, consultant, principal, and now as a manager with Alberta Education. She completed her Doctor of Education degree in 2012, conducting narrative research on Living the Complexity of Female Leadership, which forms the foundation for her presentations. She continues to embrace learning through reading, writing, teaching, listening, reflecting, and facilitating... Read More →


Tuesday April 11, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
2520

11:00am

Leading Success in Others
The successful enactment and implementation of a school’s educational mission and strategic plan rests heavily upon the shoulders of those who must deliver it: the middle tier of school leaders, often called the ‘engine room’ of a school. Such leaders are frequently appointed for their skills as classroom practitioners or their leadership potential (Adey, 2000; O’Rourke & Burrows, 2013). But how do we go about intentionally fostering the capacity of our middle leaders and potential leaders – those upon whom such a weighty responsibility depends?

Drawing on middle management literature and current initiatives in our school, this session promises lively discussion and a hands-on approach. Practical strategies, structures and stances (Garmston & Wellman, 2013; Lipton & Wellman, 2016) will be suggested which you can use to establish and nurture authentic relationships with those you lead as well as apply when working with teams for more productive outcomes.

Speakers
avatar for Heather De Blasio

Heather De Blasio

Director of Learning and Teaching Excellence, Wilderness School
Director of Learning and Teaching Excellence at Wilderness School (K-12), Heather De Blasio is responsible for both teaching and learning and professional learning. Heather is committed to supporting teachers to continue improving as educators so that all students can progress. She is currently undertaking a Doctor of Education at the University of Melbourne which looks at leadership for middle level leaders. Heather has presented at state... Read More →


Tuesday April 11, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
Sir Edward Beatty

11:00am

Leadership et citoyenneté numériques
Les médias sociaux sont plus que jamais bien présents dans nos institutions et plus particulièrement dans la poche de nos élèves.  Comment exercer un leadership dans nos écoles, afin de relever le défi de la gestion de ces appareils qui sont indissociables des médias sociaux et dont on ne peut plus nier l’influence dans la société d’aujourd’hui? 

Par des exemples concrets issus de l’actualité et par l’expérience d’une école où les élèves apportent leurs propres appareils depuis plus de 5 ans, vous serez à même de constater comment la citoyenneté numérique peut s’avérer un élément stratégique d’une culture d’établissement aujourd’hui nécessaire à cette nouvelle éducation au numérique.


Speakers
avatar for Sebastien Stasse

Sebastien Stasse

Directeur, École Alex Manoogian
Acteur du milieu scolaire depuis plus de 25 ans, Sébastien Stasse est un passionné d’éducation, de pédagogie et de technologie. Novateur dans l’intégration et la mobilisation des technologies informatiques en enseignement, il occupe aujourd’hui un poste de gestionnaire dans une école communautaire arménienne à Montréal.  Parent, blogueur et éternel apprenant, il s’intéresse aussi au leadership pédagogique, aux nouveaux défis... Read More →


Tuesday April 11, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
Champlain Room

11:00am

Un leadership transformationnel qui fonctionne
Nous avions tort ! Nous avons commencé par mettre l'accent sur l'intégration des technologies à la pédagogie pour ensuite nous concentrer sur la dynamique du changement et sur la façon dont les intervenants scolaires le gèrent. Mais la vérité est que le leadership est la seule base pour le renouvellement scolaire et l'évolution de l’éducation à travers le 21e siècle.

Speakers
avatar for Marc-André Girard

Marc-André Girard

Directeur du secondaire, Collège Beaubois
Marc-André Girard is the principal of Beaubois College in Pierrefonds, QC. He holds a B. Ed., an M.A. in History pedagogy, an M. Ed in School Administration and is currently a doctorate candidate in school administration. He focuses on change dynamics in educational environments as well as how leadership is the primary ingredient to sustain change in education and pedagogy. Marc-André has been very involved in creating effective professional... Read More →


Tuesday April 11, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
Norquay Room

11:00am

Look to Queensland: What you can learn from Australia’s fastest improving educational system

As educators look to the world’s top-performing systems, such as Finland, in an attempt to capture and replicate their success, a lesser-known success story has been unfolding in Queensland, Australia. 

The release of Australia’s first national standardised testing results in 2008 represented a crisis point for Queensland, whose students were shown to be the second-lowest performing – in virtually all categories – across the nation. In the weeks and months that followed, the Queensland Department of Education charted a course to school and system improvement that now sees it the fastest improving jurisdiction in the nation, and one of the fastest improving systems worldwide.

 Every change along the Queensland school improvement journey has been based on evidence and contemporary knowledge about what works best to improve school performance. The agenda has been precise, targeted, and supported by system architecture and resourcing to ensure its long term impact.

Most importantly, this improvement journey has been documented so that its lessons can be shared and scaled-up. Patrea Walton and Tracy Corsbie, leaders of this journey at the centre and the school-level, respectively, will share the story of Queensland’s greatest achievements - such as closing the attainment gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous high school students – and the next stage of their journey, which includes taking 1,239 state school leaders on a guided cycle of inquiry to address educational challenges within their own schools.



Speakers
avatar for Tracy Corsbie

Tracy Corsbie

Tracy Corsbie has been the Regional Director, Department of Education and Training North Coast Region for the last three years. Tracy most recently served as Executive Principal North Lakes State College; a large P-12 Independent Public school. She has worked in both primary and secondary education settings over the last 38 years along with leading several state wide initiatives. During 2004, Tracy’s state wide role as Champion of Middle... Read More →
avatar for Patrea Walton

Patrea Walton

A commitment to the vision of every student succeeding has driven Patrea Walton on a career-long journey in education, which began at a chalkboard in a rural Queensland state school and has included service as a teacher, principal, supervisor of schools, as CEO of the state's curriculum and assessment authority, and now as Deputy Director-General responsible for the operations and performance of Queensland’s 1,239 State Schools. With... Read More →


Tuesday April 11, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
D.C. Coleman

11:00am

Everyone Can Code
How does coding service the development of the 21st century competencies? What is the relationship between coding and the development of computational thinking? 
Join us to explore these questions and discuss the opportunities that coding provides. Learning to code unlocks creativity, develops problem-solving skills, and opens career paths. We think everyone should have the opportunity to create something that can change the world. Learn more about Everyone Can Code, a new approach to coding that gives everyone the power to learn, write, and teach code. You’ll hear about the new Swift Playgrounds app that includes lessons for beginning coders. And you’ll explore curriculum materials for middle and high school that make it easy to bring coding into your school or district.

Speakers
AE

Apple Education

Apple Education


Tuesday April 11, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
Theatre

11:00am

Six simple (online) moves for best serving offline work, relationships, time, and talents
Building on the ideas of the publication, Blending Leadership (Wiley, July 2016), as well as his work in a variety of school and startup settings, the co-author of the aforementioned book will lead participants through simple strategies and approaches to help them best serve their organizations and the people within them.
This session is designed around the intuitive principle that using technology tools well can augment existing technology-mediated communication. Perhaps more important, it is also designed around the counterintuitive principle that those same tools can create time and space for more meaningful human, in-person connections. Technology, rightly used, helps us to be effective (doing the right things), not merely efficient (doing things).
In this hands-on, highly collaborative session, participants will leave with a set of accessible moves for that can be implemented immediately and with a network that may continue to serve them. Also, with a chance to reexamine the priorities that lead them to pick up tech tools in the first place. As the saying goes, first we shape our tools . . . then our tools shape us. This session hopes to move us a step beyond that last part . . . designing for human interactions.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Reshan Richards

Dr. Reshan Richards

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Teachers College, Columbia University
Dr. Reshan Richards is faculty member at Columbia University and Chief Learning Officer at Explain Everything, which he co-founded. Reshan also teaches an entrepreneurship course at Montclair Kimberley Academy in NJ and is the co-author of Blending Leadership: Six Simple Beliefs for Leading Online and Off. An Apple Distinguished Educator and member of Mensa, Reshan has an Ed.D. from Teachers College, Columbia University, an Ed.M from Harvard... Read More →


Tuesday April 11, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
Baron Shaughnessy

11:00am

The Impact of Blogging on my Role as a School Leader
Concepts for Blogging as part of a school leader's professional practice:
- Create a Blog goal - start with why you are blogging
- Blog on what you know and what you want to share
- Use your blog to help build communication between the - school and the community
- Use your blog to promote professional development
- Use your blog to strengthen your relationships to be an effective leader

Speakers
avatar for Joe Dumont

Joe Dumont

Principal, Elk Island Catholic Schools
Joe currently is the principal of Holy Redeemer Catholic School. He has worked for Edmonton Catholic as an Assistant Principal and teacher, as well as for Alberta Education.


Tuesday April 11, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ivor Petrak Room

11:00am

Sharing the story: Educational Leadership in Scotland
mproving education is high on the policy agenda in Scotland, with teacher professionalism, professional learning and leadership seen as key drivers in achieving this. This session will outline the educational landscape in Scotland, explore how the system is working collectively to bring coherence to professional learning and educational leadership and focus on the role that the Scottish College for Educational Leadership (SCEL) has on building leadership capacity at all levels in the system.
Since SCEL was established in September 2014, we have introduced a range of opportunities, programmes and support for teachers in Scotland, including:
• Development of the Framework for Educational Leadership, an on-line self-directed learning resource, supporting leadership development at all levels
• Design and delivery of a proto-type teacher leadership programme, co-constructed with the participating teachers
• Development of Into Headship, a new qualification for aspiring head teachers which will become mandatory for new head teachers from 2019, working in partnership with employers and universities
• A leadership pathway for head teachers, which includes middle leadership programmes and In Headship, a programme for new head teachers
• SCEL Fellowship programme, for experienced and credible head teachers, which awards SCEL Fellowship to successful participants
Participants attending the session will have the opportunity to hear about developments in Scotland, to engage in a question and answer session, and to compare and contrast practices with developments in their own provinces, states and countries.

Speakers
avatar for Gillian Hamilton

Gillian Hamilton

Chief Executive, Scottish College for Educational Leadership
Gillian took up post as the first Chief Executive of the Scottish College for Educational Leadership (SCEL) in September 2014. She has worked in Scottish education for 26 years, s and has held posts as a Primary Teacher, Head Teacher and Local Authority Officer. Gillian was Head of Educational Services at the General Teaching Council for Scotland for three years before becoming Chief Executive, where she led the revision of the Professional... Read More →


Tuesday April 11, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
Alhambra Room

12:00pm

Lunch
Lunch is served on Monday, April 10 and Tuesday, April 12 in the Van Horne Ballroom.

(*NOTE: You must be wearing your conference lanyard and nametag in order to participate)

Tuesday April 11, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Van Horne Ballroom

1:00pm

A Conversation on Women In Education Leadership
There is growing interest internationally and across Canada in how to support gender equity, including the growing #WomenEd and #HeforShe movements which recognize the advancing equity, valuing diversity and supporting inclusion concerns all people engaged in education and leadership. At uLead16, we initiated the #WomenEd pre-conference. And now at uLead17, we deepen this focus with the launch of @WomenEdCanada and expand our discussion to consider the challenges, opportunities and possibilities for supporting all participants to experience and advance equity, diversity and inclusion in and through educational leadership. A panel of recognized educational leaders will engage in debate and discussion with each other and with the audience about challenges of persisting inequities and possibilities of future equities for educational improvement.

Moderators
avatar for Carol Campbell

Carol Campbell

Carol Campbell is known for her commitment to combining evidence from professional knowledge and research to develop capacity for educational improvement. Carol’s career has spanned academic, education and government roles in Canada, USA and UK with a track record of contributing to improved educational strategies, practices and outcomes. Currently, Carol is Associate Professor of Leadership and Educational Change at the Ontario Institute for... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Jane Danvers

Jane Danvers

Principal, Wilderness school
Currently Principal of Wilderness School, one of the most recognised girl’s schools in South Australia, Jane was the inaugural Principal of University Senior College. She has been the Presiding Member of the South Australian Certificate of Education Board since October 2012, after serving as the Deputy Presiding Member for 3 years. Jane serves on the Association of Heads of Independent Schools Australia Board and is a member of the... Read More →
avatar for Gillian Hamilton

Gillian Hamilton

Chief Executive, Scottish College for Educational Leadership
Gillian took up post as the first Chief Executive of the Scottish College for Educational Leadership (SCEL) in September 2014. She has worked in Scottish education for 26 years, s and has held posts as a Primary Teacher, Head Teacher and Local Authority Officer. Gillian was Head of Educational Services at the General Teaching Council for Scotland for three years before becoming Chief Executive, where she led the revision of the Professional... Read More →
avatar for Shelley Magnusson

Shelley Magnusson

Executive Staff Officer, Government, Alberta Teachers' Association
Shelley Magnusson has been a staff officer in communications with the Alberta Teachers’ Association since January 2012. Prior to joining the Association, Shelley worked with the Association of Professional Engineers and Geo-Scientists of Alberta as director of Education Outreach, and before that she was the Program Manager for literacy with Alberta Education. A longtime advocate for women’s rights, Shelley is a former board member... Read More →
avatar for Pasi Sahlberg

Pasi Sahlberg

Pasi Sahlberg is Finnish educator, author and scholar. He has worked as schoolteacher, teacher educator, researcher and policy advisor in Finland and has examined education systems around the world. His expertise includes school improvement,  international education issues, classroom teaching and learning, teacher education, and school leadership. He is the author of best-seller book “Finnish Lessons 2.0: What can the... Read More →
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Hannah Wilson

Headteacher Designate & Co-Founder #womened | Hannah Wilson is the Headteacher Designate of the Aureus School in Oxfordshire, UK. She has spent the last 12 years working as a system leader in London, committed to driving up school standards. She worked for Harris, a large Multi-Academy Trust and Teaching School Alliance for nearly a year. During this time she started tweeting and blogging, resulting in her co-founding #WomenEd. She is a... Read More →


Tuesday April 11, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Van Horne Ballroom

2:15pm

Break and Transition to Concurrent Sessions
This is a coffee break and transition time to facilitate moving to your chosen concurrent session.

Tuesday April 11, 2017 2:15pm - 2:30pm
TBA

2:30pm

'Thank goodness you are a man!': troubling gender and principal leadership in elementary schools
This presentation examines whether one's gender affects the way one leads his/her school. Does the gender of the principal matter? We like to think that one's gender does not matter, or at least, should not matter, however upon close examination and analysis of interviews with principals in the Greater Toronto Area, an interesting narrative is revealed.

Speakers
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Ken MacKinnon

Ken MacKinnon is an elementary principal with the Toronto District School Board. He is in the process of completing his doctoral degree at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto. He is interested in the manner in which gender intersects with principal leadership.


Tuesday April 11, 2017 2:30pm - 3:30pm
D.C. Coleman

2:30pm

Creating a Culture of Change - Positive Behavior Supports In Practice
This session will capture a case story about how a school changed its climate to create an environment where all students - specifically students with extreme behaviors are accepted and programmed for. The goal of the session is to provide information and practical strategies that revolutionized our school climate and explores the use of positive behavior interventions to create an inclusive environment. We will provide an inspirational overview of the strategies and resources used to create a change and empower other school communities.

Speakers
JD

Jacquelin Dahlen

Jacquelin Dahlen is a principal with Edmonton Catholic Schools. She has a wealth of knowledge and a passion for working with students with special needs and students who have challenging behaviors.
CN

Catherine Newman

Catherine Newman is a learning coach with Edmonton Catholic Schools. Catherine's role as a learning coach is to coach and mentor teachers.


Tuesday April 11, 2017 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Alberta Room

2:30pm

Flip the System: changing education from the ground up
In recent years many countries have adopted top-down neoliberal approaches to education and school improvement. Threats to quality education are found in narrow outcomes, standardised testing, privatisation, educational fads- both progressive as traditional, a false reliance on educational technology, and evidence driven instead of evidence informed. Which has lead to a trend of deprofessionalisation, deskilling and commodification of teachers. A taste of what's to come is already to be found in the global south. In their recent book Flip the System the Dutch teachers Jelmer Evers and René Kneyber detail a new paradigm for policy making that places the professionality of teachers central to improvement processes and system change. This emancipation of teachers requires a new attitude for both teachers and school leaders. In this interactive session Jelmer will go into this new Dutch approach, going into the role of school leaders and teachers at the school, system and international level. And explore where the future of the teaching profession lies.

Speakers
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Jelmer Evers

Jelmer is a history teacher, writer, and innovator. He teaches at an innovative school: UniC in Utrecht the Netherlands. He proposes a renaissance of teaching with teachers in the lead on all levels. This concept is called “Flipping the System”. Evers has been nominated teacher of the year 2012. Received several other national awards. And he was nominated twice for the Global Teacher Prize: 2015 and 2016. In 2013 he edited an... Read More →


Tuesday April 11, 2017 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Sir Edward Beatty

2:30pm

Review of the Alberta Teacher Growth, Supervision, and Evaluation Policy - Highlights from the Research Literature
Highlights from an extensive review of the research literature on teacher growth, supervision, and evaluation will be presented. Representatives of the eight member research team from the Universities of Calgary, Lethbridge, and Alberta will share insights from the literature that are foundational to their Review of the Alberta Teacher Growth, Supervision, and Evaluation Policy. This Alberta Education funded study is designed to provide the Ministry and education stakeholders with
·      an independent, objective review of the provincial TGSE Policy in Alberta school authorities and of related TGSE polices at the school authority level;
·      recommendations on how the provincial TGSE policy can best be aligned with proposed revisions to the TQS;
·      recommendations on how best to support implementation of any recommended changes to the TGSE; and
·      recommendations on the degree to which the TGSE model for growth, supervision and evaluation should inform related policy related to growth, supervision and evaluation of principals, school jurisdiction leaders and superintendents.

Speakers
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Pamela Adams

Dr. Pamela Adams, University of Lethbridge
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Jim Brandon

Associate Dean, Professional and Community Engagement, Werklund School of Education
Jim Brandon is the Associate Dean of Professional and Community Engagement in the Werklund School of Education at the University of Calgary. His research on quality teaching, assessment, and leadership is complemented by 23 years of professional experience in the superintendency, nine years in the principalship and four years as a vice-principal. Dr. Brandon is a past president of the College of Alberta School Superintendents (CASS) and served as... Read More →
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Carmen Mombourquette

Dr. Carmen Mombourquette is an Associate Professor of Education specializing in Educational Leadership at the University of Lethbridge. He is also an author. For many years he was an elementary, junior high school, and high school principal both in Alberta and Ontario. Carmen has been a long time member of the Alberta Leadership Framework Committee and played a key role in the development of the competencies inherent in the "Professional... Read More →


Tuesday April 11, 2017 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Baron Shaughnessy

2:30pm

School Leaders and Commercialisation: Different Stories from Canada and Australia
This presentation will focus on research conducted in Australia on behalf of the New South Wales Teachers Federation (NSWTF) that will be matched with research conducted by the by the Canadian Association of Principals in collaboration with the Alberta Teachers’ Association (ATA). The aim of the research was to explore teacher and school leader concerns regarding the scale and impact of the commercialisation they saw in their public schools. The data presented will tell very different stories about what is seen to be happening in Australia and NSW on the one hand, and Canada and Alberta on the other. Participants will be asked to contribute their experiences and advance possible hypotheses for how Canadian school leaders understand and approach commercialisation in public education.

Speakers
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Greg Thompson

Associate Professor of Education Research, Queensland University of Technology
Greg Thompson is Associate Professor of Education Research at Queensland University of Technology (QUT). Prior to becoming an academic, he worked as a high school teacher in Western Australia for 13 years. Thompson’s research focuses on educational theory, education policy, and the philosophy/sociology of education assessment and measurement with a particular emphasis on large-scale testing. Recent research projects include reconceptualising... Read More →


Tuesday April 11, 2017 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Ivor Petrak Room

2:30pm

The Impact of One Decision
Decisions…we make them every day from the time we wake up in the morning until the time we go to bed at night. It is said that, on average, we make 70 decisions a day. But how often do we stop to consider how those decisions affect others? Amanda spent 15 years working in law enforcement in Alberta. The most common excuse she heard people use is “I’m only hurting myself, what does it matter”. However, nothing could be further from the truth. Using an actual impaired driving collision that affected Amanda personally as an example, Amanda expertly provides answers as to why people make wrong decisions and provides information on how to make the right decisions at the right times. She further shows how the decisions people make each and every day affect more than just themselves, often cause a ripple effect and impact people they don't even know.

With the Liberal Federal Government talking about legalizing marijuana, impaired driving prevention is at the forefront of many educational programs right now and therefore it is important for school leaders and teachers to have the correct information regarding this topic. In her presentation, Amanda will also provide an insight into current legislation, how having one drink or one "joint" can lead to a criminal code charge, how a criminal code charge can affect future opportunities, what liability exists surrounding parties (especially organized Grad Parties) and provide suggestions on how to decrease liability where drugs and alcohol may be involved. Along with this, Amanda will leave you with a story you will never forget...

Described as life altering, attitude changing, inspirational and life changing by numerous school Principal's this presentation is one you do not want to miss!


Speakers
avatar for Amanda Oling

Amanda Oling

Keynote Speaker and President of company, Northern Spirit Productions Inc
Amanda Oling is an engaging speaker on impaired driving prevention and making smart decisions in life. Drawing from her 15 year career in law enforcement and an immense personal tragedy in her own life, her presentations are powerful, impactful and leave the audience with just one question: "what are you willing to lose?" Described as attitude changing and life altering by several schools, students, businesses and organizations, Amanda's... Read More →


Tuesday April 11, 2017 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Champlain Room

2:30pm

La Supervision et l’évaluation : renseignements importants à l’intention des directeurs

La politique provinciale en matière de perfectionnement, supervision et évaluation des enseignants (Politique 2.1.5) traite de l’obligation de rendre des comptes et du perfectionnement professionnel continu, en plus d’assurer que la pratique professionnelle des enseignants fait l’objet d’une supervision continue. La Politique en matière de perfectionnement, supervision et évaluation des enseignants définit le processus en jeu, alors que la Norme de qualité de l’enseignement définit les compétences essentielles à la pratique professionnelle. Cet atelier est l’occasion de faire le point, avec les directeurs, sur leur rôle crucial et les tâches qui leur incombent selon la School Act et la Politique 2.1.5.



Speakers
avatar for Robert Mazzotta

Robert Mazzotta

Cadre supérieur, Services aux membres, Alberta Teachers' Association
Robert Mazzotta occupe les fonctions de cadre supérieur du secteur Services aux membres à l’Alberta Teachers’ Association depuis décembre 2007. Il a commencé sa carrière professionnelle comme enseignant au secondaire puis à l’élémentaire dans une école qui offre le programme d’immersion en français. Il y a ensuite occupé pendant 6 ans le poste de directeur adjoint avant d’accepter le poste de conseiller responsable du... Read More →


Tuesday April 11, 2017 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Norquay Room

2:30pm

Perspectives sur le leadership- Avoir une vision
Les 3 dernières années ont apporté un grand changement dans les écoles des Chenaux en Mauricie (Québec). Nous sommes à la découverte d'un trésor caché via notre projet iPad.  Prêt à nous embarquer pour un voyage à travers le numérique, à la poursuite de l'innovation pédagogique...pour ainsi, réinventer l'enseignement. 
Dans la poursuite de cette vision, il est important de mettre en place différents facteurs à adopter pour en arriver à cette dynamique qui est toujours en développement et qui le restera à jamais. Dynamique qui est définie dans un plan d'action...mais qui est avant tout définie par une vision. « Le développement des compétences des apprenants du 21e siècle » - De jour en jour on devient meilleur.
Cette présentation se veut une réflexion sur l'importance du développement de notre vision en tant que leader de la pédagogie.

Speakers
avatar for Dancy Caouette

Dancy Caouette

Du primaire au secondaire, de l'enseignement à la direction en passant par le statut de conseillère pédagogique en anglais, je suis dans le domaine de l'éducation depuis maintenant presque 20 ans. Le développement technologique a toujours prit une grande part de mon travail dans ma classe. Aujourd'hui, je transmets cette passion à mon personnel, mes élèves ainsi que dans ma commission... Read More →


Tuesday April 11, 2017 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Frontenac

2:30pm

Land Based Education- Using Land as Text to enhance curriculum objectives and enhancing First Nations knowledge
This session will outline and go over The Edwin Parr Composite School Land Based Learning Experience. This program was developed to introduce staff and students to an Indigenous paradigm of learning by engaging students at a deeper level of participation in which they live fully and consciously. The Land Based program is predicated upon a holistic lifestyle approach, utilizing four quadrants to acquire knowledge: physical, spiritual, cognitive and emotional. From opportunities such paddling, survival skills,traditional aboriginal food preparation , tee pee building,First Nation crafts, firearm safety combined with core curriculum classes instructed via cooperative methods; students used the ‘land as text’ as a means for experiential education.

Speakers
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Dianne Jewell

Vice-Principal, Aspen View Public Schools
Dianne Jewell- Assistant Principal Edwin Parr Composite A dedicated educator who was born and raised in the community of Athabasca. Dianne grew up enjoying and participating in outdoor related activities that the picturesque community of Athabasca has to offer. Her educational career started in Junior high and then transferred to our provincially recognized Knowledge and Employability Program and then into a leadership role She is a mother... Read More →
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Desmond Nolan

Principal, Aspen View Public Schools
Desmond Nolan is a principal of a grade 8-12 school in the community of Athabasca. His educational career began as a teacher in 2002. Besides teaching in the public system he is an active member of the Alberta Hunter Education Instructors Association teaching many outdoor related courses. Since childhood Des has been an avid outdoorsman. Growing up fishing , hunting, camping and trapping enhanced his love of nature and respect for animals and... Read More →


Tuesday April 11, 2017 2:30pm - 3:30pm
2520

2:30pm

Both sides of the educational fence: Exploring the narrative of 21st century women leaders
The purpose of this conversation is to engage female educational learner~leaders in the exploration of their ‘leadership narratives’. Participants will engage in a relational, dialogic examination of their positioning as 21st century leaders with attention to the dissonance between leading for an educational future that remains elusive while meeting the needs of teachers and students in the here and now.This conversation is premised on the belief in the importance and value of narrative representations of women’s experiences. Our research also contributes to the erasure of existing silos between post secondary teacher education and K-12 education by bringing together perspectives from both sides of the educational fence.

Speakers
avatar for Charlie Kraig

Charlie Kraig

Vice Principal, Grande Prairie Public School District
Charlie Kraig is a vice-principal in a K-8 school in Grande Prairie Public School District. She is a recent recipient of CSL's Distinguished Leadership Award. Her master's thesis was entitled "Better Ways of Teaching Teachers" and her work and understanding of this topic continues to evolve.


Tuesday April 11, 2017 2:30pm - 3:30pm
New Brunswick Room

2:30pm

Raising the Bar for Learning with Technology: Creating a Culture of Innovation
How do we help our students learn today and prepare them for a rapidly changing world? And what conditions do administrators need to create to enable a culture of innovation? The session explores the essential role of leaders in raising the bar for learning with technology in their schools, and the elements they can develop to get there.

Speakers
AE

Apple Education

Apple Education


Tuesday April 11, 2017 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Theatre

2:30pm

Achievement with Integrity: The Promise of the Present Moment
What kinds of issues should be of paramount importance for educators today? Observers have noted that Alberta and other Canadian provinces are high achievers on international assessments of student learning but that Canadian students were 17th out of 27 nations on well-being according to a 2013 UNICEF study. Other countries show an inverse pattern, with students indicating high levels of well-being but only performing at an average level on the same assessments. These discrepancies lead us to ask: How can we know that our students are reaching their full potential in mastering difficult academic subjects, but also know that they are facing the future with optimism and confidence? This symposium is aimed at all educators who want to find new ways to combine academic achievement with professional integrity.

Moderators
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Dennis Shirley

Dennis Shirley is Professor of Education at the Lynch School of Education at Boston College in the US. He has written many books on school improvement and is the Editor-in-Chief of The Journal of Educational Change. His newest book is entitled "The New Imperatives of Educational Change: Achievement with Integrity."

Speakers
avatar for Roar Grøttvik

Roar Grøttvik

Political adviser, Union of Education Norway
Roar Grøttvik has worked for the teachers' union movement, the last 30 years as an employee, since he started to work as a teacher in 1978 after finishing his university and teaching degree in Bergen, Norway. His subjects are Mathematics, Physics, History and English. He has worked as a teacher mainly in lower secondary education. In the union he has worked as a negotiator for wages and working conditions, as a research investigator, as a member... Read More →


Tuesday April 11, 2017 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Alhambra Room

3:30pm

Break and Transition to Concurrent Sessions
This is a transition time to facilitate moving to your chosen concurrent session.

Tuesday April 11, 2017 3:30pm - 3:45pm
Transition

3:45pm

Collaborative Reforms: Essential Elements for District and School Implementation
The presentation is geared towards Teachers, Administrators and System Leaders who are about to embark on the development of collaborative structures. The presenters will provide a practical and honest discussion of the systemic and interpersonal challenges that must be navigated to produce successful reform. The conversation will highlight successful implementation strategies, professional development requirements, key first steps, data collection tools as well as other structures necessary for successful implementation of collaborative practices. Mark and Shawn have collective experiences with implementing collaborative reforms at all levels of the education system. It is our hope attendees will learn key areas necessary for successful implementation while engaging in meaningful conversation. Together, they have navigated the challenges of “polarity” that emerge when system reform begins to impact school vision and direction.

Speakers
avatar for Mark Davidson

Mark Davidson

Superintendent, Medicine Hat School District No. 76
| Mark is currently Superintendent of Medicine Hat Public School District No. 76. Mark’s inspirational style of leadership as a teacher, principal and superintendent has contributed to the successful implantation of collaborative structures in a number of Alberta school division. Prior to taking his current role, Mark served as a Deputy Superintendent with Peace Wapiti School Division No76, as a Senior Education Manager with Alberta... Read More →
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Shawn O'Shea

Principal, Peace Wapiti School Division
Shawn has been a teacher, vice principal and principal with experience ranging from ECS to gr 12. He has lead and participated in a number of initiatives including participation as one of the original 16 High School redesign project and successfully transitioning a collaborative model into an elementary school setting. Shawn has presented at teachers conventions, CASS and has been a guest speaker across the province.


Tuesday April 11, 2017 3:45pm - 4:45pm
New Brunswick Room

3:45pm

Collaborative Teaching Through the Grades
Teaching is hard work! Meeting the needs of ALL students at their developmental level, not letting any students fall through the cracks, and providing the most valuable literacy program for each child on your own is hard to do, if not impossible! We have found a way to ease the burden of this, and no it is not going to add anything to your plate, it will actually do the exact opposite. Two years ago we were asked to work together and find a way to enhance our literacy program that is student driven and meets students’ literacy needs. We would like to share what we have learned with you, how working as a 1-3 collaborative group works for us, and the benefits we have seen with not only our students, but for ourselves professionally.

Speakers
avatar for Suzanne Aucoin

Suzanne Aucoin

My name is Suzanne Aucoin and I teach Grade 3 at École St. Mary School. This is my third year at St. Mary’s. My past teaching experience has been in a Grade 3 French Immersion classroom, a term in a Grade 3/4 French split classroom and substituting at all grade levels. In August 2014, I moved to Whitecourt from Nova Scotia to be with my fiancé which I am very happy to now call my husband.
avatar for Kimberly Seed

Kimberly Seed

Teacher, Ecole St. Mary School
I am Kimberly Seed and teach Grade One at École St. Mary School. This is my third year teaching grade one at St. Mary School. After graduating from the University of Alberta in 2013, I was a teacher at a non profit organization, working with preschool and kindergarten aged students who required additional supports. I then moved to Whitecourt to be with my husband in the summer of 2014.
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Lisa Turcotte

Grade 2 Teacher, Ecole St. Mary School
My name is Lisa Turcotte and I teach grade two at École St. Mary's School. I began teaching Kindergarten for the Grande Prairie Catholic School Division in 2005 and have been working for Living Waters since 2014.


Tuesday April 11, 2017 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Baron Shaughnessy

3:45pm

Growing up in the Projects: An Evolution of Project-Based Learning
This session focuses on project-based learning. We will give practical examples of cross-curricular projects that have been done with our students in our school. We will share the good, the bad, and the ugly and most importantly what was learned throughout the evolution of project-based learning at our school.

Speakers
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Evan Mellsen

Evan Mellsen is a teacher at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Academy. He has worked on High School Redesign since its inception 7 years ago, and has been engaged with project based learning for the last 3 years.
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Alexis Mitchell

I was part of Team Humanities at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Academy before it was a “real” thing! I have been involved in high school redesign since its inception. Pushing myself out of my comfort zone and trying different things is what I aspire to do. Being a part of a small school, has helped deepen my understanding of curricula and the potential for lateral and vertical teaching. I am a firm believer in building relationships... Read More →
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Angie White

St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Academy
Angie White was a member of the Math and Science team at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Academy and has recently moved into an administrative role. Her mission has been to share her passion of Mathematics with mainstream and at-risk students. Recently, she completed a Masters of Education degree with a focus on instructional leadership and supporting and enhancing children’s mental health. Project week has been a great place to support... Read More →
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Neena Zacharia

Neena Zacharia is a member of the Math and Science team at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Academy. She has taken on different roles during her many years of teaching, and believes that teachers can powerfully activate students' need to know through creative and diverse projects. Project based learning has enhanced her collaborative nature, innovative classroom skills and passion for teaching and learning.


Tuesday April 11, 2017 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Sir Edward Beatty

3:45pm

Journeying Together for Student Success Grades 10 - 12
It’s no longer a secret! HOW ARE OUR HIGH SCHOOL COMPLETION RATES SO HIGH? Archbishop O’Leary High School is a diverse school of 1,650 students located in Northeast Edmonton, Alberta. We are culturally diverse, economically diverse, and diverse in student ability. So how do we do it? Teamwork, Community Building, a Nurturing and a Flexible environment. A team of O’Leary staff members is excited to present the puzzle pieces that equate to student success. Our innovative approach will be shared with you at this session. You will see and hear about our Success Centre and how we use it to help students be successful.

Speakers
avatar for Chris Cicchini

Chris Cicchini

Chris Cicchini is a teacher, counselor and a Registered Psychologist in the province of Alberta. His focus on creating a space within the school setting to support students by creating a space designed to provide wrap around services and meet the needs for all. The creation of the Success Centre meets the needs of all students, academic and non-academic and staff members.


Tuesday April 11, 2017 3:45pm - 4:45pm
2520

3:45pm

Research on Best Practices for Academic and Social/Emotional Topics
Five graduate students from the University of Portland program (in Edmonton) will present a summary of their research work from their Capstone projects. Topics like Achievement in Spelling, Self-Esteem in Elementary Girls, Benefits of Brain Breaks, Implementation of a Literacy Action Plan, and the Effects of "Mind-Up" will be discussed.


Tuesday April 11, 2017 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Champlain Room

3:45pm

The importance of instructional leadership in school and classroom
This presentation is based on professor at the University of Auckland, Viviane Robinson's idea of Student-Centered Learning, and deals with building trust while doing the the tough work as instructional leader.

Speakers
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Øvind Sørreime

More than 20 years experience as principal at elementary schools in Stavanger, Norway. Masters degree in Educational Leadership. Former member of the executive committee in Union of Education Norway. Responsible for a workshop at ICP world convention 2011 in Toronto.


Tuesday April 11, 2017 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Ivor Petrak Room

3:45pm

Le dessin technique, l'impression 3D et la programmation permettent la créativité en science et technologie
Qu’est-ce qui pourrait aider vos élèves à se développer dans une société où les technologies sont omniprésentes et dans laquelle les besoins en personnes formées dans ces disciplines sont en continuelle augmentation? Le dessin assisté par ordinateur, l’impression 3D et la programmation permettent aux élèves de laisser libre cours à leur imagination dans un contexte d’approche par projets et permettent une différenciation pédagogique selon les intérêts de ceux-ci. La création d’un véhicule programmable, la production d’objets pour aider les élèves ayant une déficience visuelle dans leurs apprentissages, la fabrication d’appareils de mesures, et la conception d’une lampe de poche produite à l’aide de l’imprimante 3D sont toutes des possibilités de projets à faire vivre à vos élèves. En plus, de laisser place à la créativité et au développement des compétences dans la conception d’objets, ces trois domaines permettent l’utilisation des mathématiques dans un contexte réel et signifiant pour les élèves.


Speakers
avatar for Jean-Francois Garneau

Jean-Francois Garneau

Conseiller pédagogique en science et technologie, Commission scolaire des Premières-Seigneuries
Professionnel à la pédagogie à la commission scolaire des Premières-Seigneuries
avatar for Marc-André Mercier

Marc-André Mercier

Enseignant de science et technologie, École secondaire de La Seigneurie
Enseignant de science et technologie depuis plus de 20 ans, je tente de modifier mes approches pédagogiques pour intégrer de nouvelles technologies comme le dessin technique assisté par ordinateur, l’impression 3D et la programmation dans les projets que je fais vivre aux élèves. Il y a trois ans, j’ai créé une équipe de robotique comme activité parascolaire dans mon école. J’ai immédiatement vu les retombées positives sur les... Read More →


Tuesday April 11, 2017 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Norquay Room

3:45pm

OneNote - Un outil d'organisation
Nous travaillons tous avec une grande quantité de documents, horaires, notes et communications entre personnel. OneNote permet d'organiser tout ceci en une place. Venez voir si la solution peut fonctionner pour vous, même si vous n'avez pas un compte Microsoft 365.

Speakers
avatar for Ryan Layton

Ryan Layton

Ryan Layton est directeur de l'École Parc élémentaire à Fort Saskatchewan pour Elk Island Public Schools. Il est aussi Président du conseil technologie en education de l'ATA (ETCATA).


Tuesday April 11, 2017 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Frontenac

3:45pm

Equity...the story of survival among a network of small schools
Come and learn about how 6 small schools built a learning community based upon a common vision of meeting student needs. We will explore how you can do the same in your schools.

Speakers
avatar for Laurie Helland

Laurie Helland

Principal, Belmead School , Edmonton Public Schools
Laurie Helland has been an educator with Edmonton Public Schools for 35 years. She has taught in a variety of Elementary classrooms working with special needs students in Inclusive and segregated settings. She also has administrator experience in an Early Learning site where she worked with a team of specialists supporting students aged 2 and one/half to 6 years of age. Laurie is currently Principal of Belmead School in Edmonton.
avatar for Janet Laddish

Janet Laddish

Principal, Edmonton Public Schools
Janet Laddish has more than 30 years experience in education in two school districts.  Her teaching background includes elementary and junior high special needs, as well as inclusive classrooms.  Janet holds a Masters degree in educational administration and leadership. She has been part of the lead administrator group for West 6 Schools in Edmonton Public for the past 10 years, and is currently the principal at Inglewood School.
avatar for Lorna Nyitrai

Lorna Nyitrai

Principal, Brightview School
Lorna Nyitrai has been an educator for 30 years with Edmonton Public Schools.  She has taught a variety of elementary grades with most of her experience being with special needs students in included and segregated sites. Lorna worked as a literacy and technology consultant in a variety of schools. She is currently in her first year as a principal.
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Brenda Schmermund

Brenda Schmermund has taught with Edmonton Public for just over 20 years.  She loves to work with special needs students and those families that sometimes require extra support.  Brenda believes strongly in the power of humor and believes we all need to laugh more.  Currently Brenda is the principal at Athlone School.
avatar for Judy Toews

Judy Toews

Judy Toews is a graduate of the Saskatchewan Urban Native Teaching Education Program (SUNTEP) for people of Metis ancestry.  As a child, she was made a permanent ward and grew up in multiple foster homes.  For the last 20 years, Judy has brought her past experiences and present knowledge and skills to support the students and staff of Prince Charles School, where over 95 % of the students are First Nations, Metis and Inuit.  Judy maintains a... Read More →
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Dr. Maureen Yates

Principal, Edmonton Public Schools
I have been 30 years with Edmonton Public Schools, with K- 12 experience as a principal, assistant principal, counsellor, teacher. I am currently the principal of Sherwood Elementary School and have spent 25 years at junior and senior high schools. I am also working at Metro Continuing Education as a supervisor of evening, weekend, and summer academic courses, as well as the special needs coordinator. I have a MEd in School Counselling and PhD... Read More →


Tuesday April 11, 2017 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Alberta Room

3:45pm

360 Video- A shift in story telling and story writing
Students are now challenged with writing and staging stories in an immersive medium. 360 degree video and pictures allow for more content and more thought. In this session we will cover tools to get students planning and building.


Speakers
avatar for Aaron Ball

Aaron Ball

Learning Commons Coach, Edmonton Catholic Schools
Aaron Ball is a Maker Space teacher at St. Augustine School. His Masters in Educational Studies centered on the use of video games as inquiry-based learning tools. Aaron loves to live wedged between old tech and the cutting edge. He reaches into the past by working with woodworking hand tools and is ready to jump into the future with 3D printers and the cutting edge.


Tuesday April 11, 2017 3:45pm - 4:45pm
D.C. Coleman

3:45pm

Innovations in Professional Learning: Increasing the effectiveness of Technology in the Classroom
Technology's impact on students in the classroom depends on professional learning for teachers.  Over the past five years Lambton Kent District School Board has successfully implemented a 1:1 iPad program in all Grade 7 & 8 classrooms.  This program has been successful because of the layered professional development provided to educators before and during implementation.  In this session, Sharon will share how pairing professional learning about pedagogy with training on using devices ensures that educators are confident in using technology to support the learners in their classrooms.

Speakers
avatar for Sharon Drummond

Sharon Drummond

Sharon is a Learning Coach for Innovation with the Lambton Kent District School Board in southwestern Ontario, Canada. She spends her time supporting other teachers in learning how we can make our classrooms more relevant for students. Over the past four years, Sharon has focused her work on  Pedagogical Documentation, Challenge Based Learning, and using iPad in the classroom. In 2015, Sharon was honoured to be recognized as... Read More →


Tuesday April 11, 2017 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Theatre

3:45pm

Rich Accountabilities through the Internationalization of School Leadership
This session will explore how two schools connected through the Finland/Alberta (FINAL) engaged a theory of school change that help build a new approach ton school performance reporting through what we call “rich accountabilities” of school success.

A narrow focus on grades and graduation rates prevents schools from tracing the ways in which an engaged and equitable learning community, its culture and programming, affects students’ success.
ResponseAbility Lab tests the notion that schools can and should evaluate how they nurture students' abilities to learn, grow, create, and thrive in social, academic, and professional settings. These case studies of a Finnish school and one in Alberta, contribute to current understandings that engagement, participation and equity within learning environments directly affect student outcomes. Schools that pursue a broad range of goals experience improved academic results as well as better citizenship, health, resiliency, and life-preparedness outcomes. These initiatives used a multilateral accountabilities framework to track how schools engage with broader measures of success to enhance their adaptive capacity.

Speakers
avatar for Teijo Päkkilä

Teijo Päkkilä

Deputy head, Seinajoen lukio
Teijo Päkkilä works as a deputy head in Seinäjoki High School focusing on curriculum and development programmes. As well as his involvement in national curriculum reform he is an active writer and lecturer in Finland. Currently, he also works in a national development project for Finnish high schools set by the Ministry of Education and National board of Education. He coordinates the development work done at high schools in Western and... Read More →
avatar for Samu Seitsalo

Samu Seitsalo

Samu Seitsalo is Director of the Finnish National Agency for Education 
avatar for Jean Stiles

Jean Stiles

Jean Stiles is the current principal at Jasper Place High School in Edmonton, Canada and a consultant with Targeted Leadership. | Ms. Stiles has been an educator for 30 years and has taught and been a principal at the Elementary, Junior, and Senior High School levels. Jean was named one of "Canada's Most Outstanding Principals" in 2007 and was the recipient of the Learning Partnership's National Award. She was inducted into Canada's National... Read More →


Tuesday April 11, 2017 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Alhambra Room

5:00pm

Conference Centre Bus to Rimrock Hotel
If you are staying at the Rimrock Hotel a free shuttle bus will leave the Conference Centre (Banff Springs) for the Rimrock Hotel at the following times on Tuesday:  5:00 pm, 5:20 pm, and 5:40 pm

Tuesday April 11, 2017 5:00pm - 5:40pm
Banff Springs Hotel
 
Wednesday, April 12
 

6:45am

Rimrock Hotel Bus to Conference Center
If you are staying at the Rimrock Hotel a free shuttle bus will leave the Rimrock Hotel for the conference centre at the Banff Springs Hotel at the following times on Wednesday: 6:45 am, 7:10 am, and 7:30 am   These will arrive in time for you to enjoy breakfast at the Banff Springs Hotel

Wednesday April 12, 2017 6:45am - 7:30am
Rimrock Hotel

7:00am

Breakfast
Continental Breakfast is served on Monday, April 10, Tuesday, April 11, and Wednesday, April 12

(*NOTE: You must be wearing your conference lanyard and nametag in order to participate)

Wednesday April 12, 2017 7:00am - 8:45am
Cascade / Conservatory/New Brunswick

8:45am

Break and Transition to Concurrent Sessions
This is a coffee break and transition time to facilitate moving to your chosen concurrent session.

Wednesday April 12, 2017 8:45am - 9:00am
Transition

9:00am

I Want to Work at THAT School: Creating Happy Work Environments
The moment you walk through the door of a school you can feel the energy and often determine if it's a place you would want to send your children. The number one wish of parents worldwide is for their children to be happy. What is it that makes some schools happier than others? What does the science of happiness teach us about leading schools? Come listen to stories and share best practices of ideas that unite and inspire at the school and district level. Participants will leave with new ideas they can use tomorrow to improve their own levels of happiness in their personal and professional lives. Come as strangers, leave as friends.

Speakers
avatar for Kristi Blakeway

Kristi Blakeway

Principal, SD42
Kristi Blakeway is a principal in Maple Ridge, BC. In 2014 she was named Vancouver's Woman of Distinction for her work connecting schools with the community. She has presented at conferences in US, Canada and Mexico and recently presented at TEDx, sharing stories that inspire students and connect the community. She frequently offers professional development workshops on the science of happiness. Recently, she has helped launch a district... Read More →
avatar for Cheryl Schwarz

Cheryl Schwarz

Vice-Principal, School District 42 Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows
Cheryl Schwarz is a high school administrator in British Columbia.  She has taught K-12 and mentored teachers in graduate diploma programs in the Faculty of Education, Simon Fraser University. She is passionate about social emotional learning, strength based leadership and professional development.  Cheryl presents regularly to students, parents and educators and loves to connect with others about the power of education to support the goals... Read More →


Wednesday April 12, 2017 9:00am - 10:00am
New Brunswick Room

9:00am

Measuring What Matters; Rethinking Jurisdictional Approaches to Assessing and Reporting on Broad but Essential Areas of Student Success

The workshop will focus jurisdictional assessment and accountability of broad areas of student success in creativity, citizenship, health and social-emotional learning in schools and at system policy and assessment levels. The session considers the necessity of establishing congruence between local team based collaborative school assessment and large-scale jurisdictional measurement of student performance on assessment. This session describes the fourth year of a five-year partnership project, Measuring What Matters. The project is working with scholars, educators and policy-makers to re-think and broaden what ‘counts’ as indicators of system and school success or effectiveness in Ontario and internationally. The session will cultivate participant perspectives on education accountability and measurement-- how accountability frameworks can inhibit or enhance system capacity to cultivate learning environments that support broader areas of student learning and achievement.


Speakers
avatar for David Cameron

David Cameron

Research Director, People for Education
David Cameron is the Research Director at People for Education. He is an educator and education policy sociologist, and is the lead researcher on the Measuring What Matters project. Before joining People for Education, David worked as a senior researcher in Ontario’s Ministry of Education.
avatar for Annie Kidder

Annie Kidder

Executive Director, People for Education
Our organization focuses on the value of public education. Our goal is that Canadians connect the health and strength of the country with the health and strength of our public education system.


Wednesday April 12, 2017 9:00am - 10:00am
Alberta Room

9:00am

Professional Learning of Catholic School Educators: An Investigative Study
This presentation will highlight the results of a mixed-methods research study investigating the professional learning experiences of teachers at Catholic high schools in the Northwest United States. Data include quantitative survey analysis from 232 teachers and qualitative analysis from follow-up focus group interviews. The presentation will describe findings that will help school and district leaders plan and implement effective learning experiences for teachers.

Speakers
avatar for Rebecca Smith

Rebecca Smith

Rebecca Smith, M.Ed., is in her final year of the Doctor of Education program at the University of Portland with a focus on school leadership and development. A former high school teacher and current Research Fellow, Rebecca works to perform research that is meaningful and relevant to P-12 leaders. Her doctoral research focuses exclusively on the professional learning experiences of teachers at Catholic high schools in the United States.


Wednesday April 12, 2017 9:00am - 10:00am
Frontenac

9:00am

The Adaptive School - Leading, Developing and Enabling the Adaptive School
How do leaders build the capacity of all in the school to lead, be resilient and adapt to constantly changing conditions? What are the key leadership practices found in the adaptive school? How can we create the conditions within the school to support adaptive capacity building?

Speakers
avatar for Stephen Murgatroyd

Stephen Murgatroyd

CEO, Collaborative Media Group Inc
Stephen Murgatroyd, PhD is an experienced leader, change agent and inspirational speaker. He has worked in a great many places in the world on issues and actions associated with educational leadership, innovation and change. Author of over forty books and a frequent keynote speaker, Stephen is known for his fun but challenging approach to leading organizational change and transformation. | Twitter: @murgatroydsteph


Wednesday April 12, 2017 9:00am - 10:00am
Champlain Room

9:00am

Diverse Leaders - how do we recruit, retain & develop them?
In the U.K. we have a Recruitment crisis in the teaching profession. In fact it is also a Retention crisis. The Department for Education are funding 80 leadership programmes to develop aspiring leasers from under-represented groups. Hannah is leading 3 of these programmes - 1 for #WomenEd leaders and 2 for #BAMEed leaders (Black Asian Minority Ethnicities). Hardly any of the projects are looking at sexuality, disability or religion. How can we work together across the system to recruit, retain & develop Diverse Leaders?

Speakers
avatar for Hannah Wilson

Hannah Wilson

Headteacher Designate & Co-Founder #womened | Hannah Wilson is the Headteacher Designate of the Aureus School in Oxfordshire, UK. She has spent the last 12 years working as a system leader in London, committed to driving up school standards. She worked for Harris, a large Multi-Academy Trust and Teaching School Alliance for nearly a year. During this time she started tweeting and blogging, resulting in her co-founding #WomenEd. She is a... Read More →


Wednesday April 12, 2017 9:00am - 10:00am
Ivor Petrak Room

9:00am

Former de bons citoyens numériques dans son école : 10 trucs et outils pour appuyer les enseignants
De nombreux parents se sentent complètement dépassés par les avancées technologiques et l’apparition incessante d’applications et de ressources numériques accessibles par leurs enfants. Dans ce contexte, l’école est appelée à jouer un rôle très important dans le but d’amener les élèves à développer de saines habitudes en ligne.
Comment les leadeurs scolaires, locaux ou régionaux, peuvent-il implanter efficacement une politique cohérente qui permettra aux enseignants de déterminer plus aisément leur rôle, à choisir leurs actions et ainsi à influencer positivement les comportement en ligne de leurs élèves?
Dans cet atelier, venez découvrir 10 trucs et outils qui faciliteront l’implantation, dans les classes de votre/vos école(s), d’activités signifiantes de citoyenneté numérique.

Speakers
avatar for Éric Caron

Éric Caron

Consultant en technologie éducationnelle, Consortium provincial francophone
Éric Caron est consultant en technologie éducationnelle auprès du Consortium provincial francophone. Spécialisé en histoire, Éric a enseigné de nombreuses matières durant sa carrière. Passionné par la pédagogie, il a mené de nombreux projets autant en classe qu’en activités parascolaires. Après avoir occupé un poste de conseiller... Read More →


Wednesday April 12, 2017 9:00am - 10:00am
Empress

9:00am

Le rôle du leader dans le virage technologique des apprentissages
L'utilisation est technologies est plus qu'une mode, c'est un mode de vie. Il est donc primordial de former les élèves mais, avant tout, d'accompagner l'équipe-école dans ce virage.

Speakers
avatar for Marie-Andrée Croteau

Marie-Andrée Croteau

Pédagogue curieuse et branchée toujours à l’affut de nouvelles formules pour guider les élèves vers un apprentissage significatif et ouvert. Coauteur du manifeste pour une pédagogie renouvelée, active et contemporaine, c'est d’abord à titre d’enseignante de mathématiques et de sciences au secondaire qu’elle a laissé sa trace. Elle a poursuivi sa carrière en tant que conseillère pédagogique à l’intégration des technologies... Read More →


Wednesday April 12, 2017 9:00am - 10:00am
Norquay Room

9:00am

Improving FNMI Student Success: The Martin Family Initiative
The Martin Aboriginal Education Initiative (MAEI) has implemented a variety of projects across Canada to improve results for elementary and secondary Indigenous students. This presentation will explain the goals and activities of these projects. There will also be a discussion of what MAEI has learned and what further actions must be taken to improve Indigenous student success.

Speakers
DC

Dr. Carlana Lindeman

Dr. Carlana Lindeman has served as the Education Program Director for the Martin Aboriginal Education Initiative (MAEI) since its inception in 2008. She was formerly a teacher, principal, Education Officer and Regional Manager for the Ontario Ministry of Education. In 2009 she was awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award by Ontario for service she provided to students, families and communities.


Wednesday April 12, 2017 9:00am - 10:00am
Baron Shaughnessy

9:00am

Leading Innovation with Apple. Setting the foundations for technology in learning, teaching and the school environment. 
Some of the best opportunities for technology in education are expanding what’s possible for learning, creating new opportunities for teaching, and establishing a dynamic environment that supports both. When leaders want to introduce significant change in their schools, there are strategic elements that help set solid foundations for systemic transformation. In this session, we’ll share what Apple has learned from schools around the world over the past 30 years about leading innovation in learning with technology.

Speakers
AE

Apple Education

Apple Education


Wednesday April 12, 2017 9:00am - 10:00am
2520

9:00am

Perspective on leadership - Having a vision
The last 3 years have brought a lot of change to Des Chenaux schools in the Mauricie area (Quebec). We are in the process of uncovering hidden treasures via our iPad project.  We are ready to embark on a digital journey, in pursuit of educational innovation …  to reinvent teaching and learning. 
 
In pursuit of this vision, it is important to put various factors into place that help us achieve the learning goals for our students, and also that recognizes these goals as continually evolving. These dynamic goals are defined in our action plan ... but they are above all defined by our vision. “Competency development for 21st century learners” - Day by day we all improve and grow. 
 
This presentation is a reflection of the importance of developing our vision from the perspective of a leader who is focused on pedagogy.

Speakers
avatar for Dancy Caouette

Dancy Caouette

Du primaire au secondaire, de l'enseignement à la direction en passant par le statut de conseillère pédagogique en anglais, je suis dans le domaine de l'éducation depuis maintenant presque 20 ans. Le développement technologique a toujours prit une grande part de mon travail dans ma classe. Aujourd'hui, je transmets cette passion à mon personnel, mes élèves ainsi que dans ma commission... Read More →


Wednesday April 12, 2017 9:00am - 10:00am
Theatre

9:00am

Systems thinking for system reform
Internationally, over the past twenty years, there has been a growing, frustrated recognition that our outdated education systems are ill equipped to address large-scale, systemic issues related to equity, improvement and innovation in our schools (Senge 1996, Hargreaves 2003, Giles and Hargreaves 2006, Fullan 2011, Wagner 2012, Lucas, Claxton et al. 2013, Hallgarten, Hannon et al. 2015). This paper examines two approaches to the challenge of creating effective school networks through an explicit focus on building capacity for system leadership. The presentation will examine the impact of a leadership development program currently running in three countries in SE Asia upon team learning, change management, systems thinking and network development. It will also explore the outcomes of an executive leadership project exploring the redesign of the systems and structures for driving school innovation and improvement, beginning with a focus on their leadership learning. New knowledge and understanding will also be shared regarding how systems thinking approaches can influence learning, innovation and performance in schools and networks.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Richard Owens

Dr. Richard Owens

Director/Head of Teaching and Learning, reinventED/Woodleigh School
Dr. Richard Owens is the Director of reinventED, a consultancy focused on supporting school and system effectiveness, improvement and innovation. He also currently serves as Head of Teaching and Learning at Woodleigh School, Australia. As an educational consultant, he is known internationally for helping teachers, school administrators and system leaders drive innovation and improvement in teaching, learning, collaboration, and leadership. He has... Read More →



Wednesday April 12, 2017 9:00am - 10:00am
D.C. Coleman

9:00am

Transformational leadership that works
We had it wrong. We started by focusing on technology integration to pedagogy. Then, we focused on change dynamics and how school stakeholders manage the need for change. But the truth is that leadership is the sole basis for school renewal and evolution through the 21st century.

Speakers
avatar for Marc-André Girard

Marc-André Girard

Directeur du secondaire, Collège Beaubois
Marc-André Girard is the principal of Beaubois College in Pierrefonds, QC. He holds a B. Ed., an M.A. in History pedagogy, an M. Ed in School Administration and is currently a doctorate candidate in school administration. He focuses on change dynamics in educational environments as well as how leadership is the primary ingredient to sustain change in education and pedagogy. Marc-André has been very involved in creating effective professional... Read More →


Wednesday April 12, 2017 9:00am - 10:00am
Sir Edward Beatty

9:00am

Student as co-leaders in the precarious future of the global education race
This session will provide an overview of an international initiative to bring together young people as full participants in school development. Going beyond the growing cottage industry of student engagement surveys and measuring ‘student voice’ or tokenistic influence on their school, as yet another product of contemporary schooling, our focus is on involving students in the challenging work of strategic foresight regarding the global influences shaping their current and future lives and how this might or should shape their lived educational experience. Our particular interest is in engaging students in ways that avoid co-opting them as cheerleaders for marginal educational reform efforts that Pasi Sahlberg would characterize as “policies that help us do the wrong things better.” Thus the questions can be posed as: how, and in particular, why, should we involve the students themselves in forming or influencing the content and form of their educational experience? But we also need to ask how realistic are such efforts within an educational edifice controlled by higher level institutions, traditional and standardized curricula and testing regimes?
The presentation will invite participants to consider the possibilities for their involvement as school leaders in an international summit scheduled for early October in Reykjavik, Iceland. The summit will explore these questions: What is a public school education for?; How do we think about the future beyond a nostalgia for a better version of yesterday?; and, How should education respond to help create the future we want?

Speakers
avatar for JC Couture

JC Couture

Associate Coordinator, Government- Research, Alberta Teachers' Association
Dr. J-C Couture's is the Associate Coordinator, Research for the Alberta Teachers' Association. J-C's work for the ATA involves strategic planning, initiating and supervising research projects; and liaising with local, national and international research communities on education issues. Prior to working at the ATA, Dr Couture was a high school teacher in Hinton and an instructor at the University of Alberta.
avatar for Jón Torfi Jónasson

Jón Torfi Jónasson

Professor, University of Iceland
Jón Torfi Jónasson, PhD. is a professor in the Department of Teacher Education at the School of Education of the  University of Iceland. He is the former Dean of the School Education and a prolific writer on all aspects of teacher professional development and growth.
avatar for Jean Stiles

Jean Stiles

Jean Stiles is the current principal at Jasper Place High School in Edmonton, Canada and a consultant with Targeted Leadership. | Ms. Stiles has been an educator for 30 years and has taught and been a principal at the Elementary, Junior, and Senior High School levels. Jean was named one of "Canada's Most Outstanding Principals" in 2007 and was the recipient of the Learning Partnership's National Award. She was inducted into Canada's National... Read More →


Wednesday April 12, 2017 9:00am - 10:00am
Alhambra Room

10:00am

Break and Transition to Closing Keynote Event
This is a transition time to facilitate moving to the Van Horne Room for the closing Keynote presentation and conference wrap-up.

Wednesday April 12, 2017 10:00am - 10:30am
Transition

10:30am

Wednesday Closing Keynote - Teacher Leadership in Turbulent Times: The Promise of the Present Moment
As pressures derived from test-based accountability and international competitions on large scale assessments increase, educators find themselves placed in the precarious position of meeting pre-established targets on the one hand and responding to the diverse interests and needs of their students on their other. Yet classroom teachers are those professionals in sustained interaction with students who are entrusted with their education and their wellbeing. What is some of the best work being done today by educators who are maintaining the integrity of the profession while also making sure that their students truly are reaching their full potential? This interactive symposium will highlight some of the most exciting work being done by teachers and principals around the world to combine student achievement with professional integrity.

Speakers
avatar for Jelmer Evers

Jelmer Evers

Jelmer is a history teacher, writer, and innovator. He teaches at an innovative school: UniC in Utrecht the Netherlands. He proposes a renaissance of teaching with teachers in the lead on all levels. This concept is called “Flipping the System”. Evers has been nominated teacher of the year 2012. Received several other national awards. And he was nominated twice for the Global Teacher Prize: 2015 and 2016. In 2013 he edited an... Read More →
avatar for Eric Heins

Eric Heins

Eric Heins President, California Teachers’ Association  Believing in positive, teacher-driven change through collaboration and a student-centered focus on advocacy, Eric has spent his professional life fighting at the local, state and national levels for the rights and dignity of all educators and the promise of the teaching profession. He was elected vice president in 2011 directly from his position as a member of the CTA... Read More →
avatar for Dennis Shirley

Dennis Shirley

Dennis Shirley is Professor of Education at the Lynch School of Education at Boston College in the US. He has written many books on school improvement and is the Editor-in-Chief of The Journal of Educational Change. His newest book is entitled "The New Imperatives of Educational Change: Achievement with Integrity."
avatar for Jean Stiles

Jean Stiles

Jean Stiles is the current principal at Jasper Place High School in Edmonton, Canada and a consultant with Targeted Leadership. | Ms. Stiles has been an educator for 30 years and has taught and been a principal at the Elementary, Junior, and Senior High School levels. Jean was named one of "Canada's Most Outstanding Principals" in 2007 and was the recipient of the Learning Partnership's National Award. She was inducted into Canada's National... Read More →


Wednesday April 12, 2017 10:30am - 12:00pm
Van Horne Ballroom

12:00pm

Conference Closing Presentation
Conference wrap-up and closing activities.  Important thoughts about 'where do we go from here'.


Wednesday April 12, 2017 12:00pm - 12:15pm
Van Horne Ballroom

12:30pm

Conference Centre Bus to Rimrock Hotel
If you are staying at the Rimrock Hotel a free shuttle bus will leave the Conference Centre (Banff Springs) for the Rimrock Hotel at the following times on Wednesday: 12:30 pm, 1:00 pm, and 1:30 pm

Wednesday April 12, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Banff Springs Hotel