Wednesday – Short (A) Sessions (1:15 – 2:30)

Below are the Short (A) sessions.  To register, remember your desired session name and move to the “Register Now” link in the right hand menu.


Session name: EYE Follow Up

Presenter: Cindy Young, Marla Fitzpatrcik, Marissa Hall

Date and time: Wednesday, October 10th, 1:15-2:30 p.m.

Location: Travelodge Restaurant

Description: This session is for Pre-K and K teachers.It will cover how to use the EYE assessment to drive instruction, including what to do after the assessment.It will also address some of the most commonly asked questions.



Session name: PAA Home Ec Networking

Presenter: Levay Turner

Date and time: Wednesday, October 10th, 1:15-2:30 p.m.

Location: PA Inn Room 102

Description: This is a chance to discuss curriculum renewal, current trends in the PAA courses, Skills Canada competitions and share resources, programs and materials that provide good instruction for PAA courses.



Session name: Childhood Trauma: What’s behind the behavior & how to help

Presenter: Kristina Bellerose

Date and time: Wednesday, October 10th, 1:15-2:30 p.m.

Location: PA Inn Room 103

Description: Are you supporting a child who has experienced trauma? Trauma can greatly impact a child, and children with trauma can present significant challenges. They often display patterns of behaviour that can strain the relationship between the child and those caring for them. During this mini seminar we will explore the impact of trauma on neurological development and how this presents in children’s behaviours. The impact on the attachment system will briefly be examined, as will the role of relationship in healing and growth. Strategies to support children following experiences of trauma will be presented, giving attendees concrete ways in which they can support the children in their lives and care for themselves. This mini session aims to offer practical information to professionals about why certain behaviours are present, and how they can support children suffering from trauma moving toward growth and healing.



Session name: Hoop Dancing

Presenter: Glen Watchel

Date and time: Wednesday, October 10th, 1:15-2:30 p.m.

Location: PA Inn Room 106

Description: If you are interested in Hoop Dancing, this is the session for you!  Come and learn how to hoop dance and have some fun.



Session name: Reconciliation “Closing the Gap”

Presenter: Dora Morrow

Date and time: Wednesday, October 10th, 1:15-2:30

Location: Best Western Room 149

Description: “If you are interested in the topic and believe that reconciliation is a combined effort, this is the workshop for you.”



Session name: Maker Spaces

Presenter: Meghan Beaven

Date and time: Wednesday, October 10th, 1:15-2:30 p.m.

Location: PA Inn Salon C

Description: Maker Space is a place where students have a change to explore and be creative. It provides them with an opportunity to explore their own interests and develop creative projects, while learning how to use tools and materials, both physical and virtual. The purpose of Maker Space is to build, create, tinker, invent, discover and explore using a variety of tools and materials. It provides a DIY spaces where students can gather to create, invent, and learn. It meets all the requirements for STEM/STEAM based instructional approach. Who are makers? Makers are artists, crafters, knitters, seamstresses, builders, programmers, engineers, hackers, painters, woodworkers, tinkerers, inventors, bakers, graphic designers and more. In this hand-on session, participants will have a chance to explore physical tools and materials and will be provided with the opportunity to be creative.



Session name: Retirement

Presenter: Rob Lehne

Date and time: Wednesday, October 10th, 1:15-2:30 p.m.

Location: Quality Inn Oak Room

Description: This session will explore the benefits and benefit plans that teachers are entitled to by virtue of their contract with a board of education. An overview will be provided of the benefits that have been negotiated, the benefits that have been developed by the Federation, as well as member supports available.



Session name: Explorica

Presenter: Joe Wyatt

Date and time: Wednesday, October 10th, 1:15 – 2:30

Location: Art Hauser – Main Room

Description: We would focus on the message that we are making student travel as accessible as possible. I can provide company overview and talk about our Financial Assistance program and flexible group payment plans. Fundraising would then be from Connie Haugen to provide the great examples of how she gets funds for student trael possible
Overall message will be the Benefits of Student travel and then I can highlight some of the specialist tours that we offer such as History event trips and Service learning projects.