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Saturday, May 11
 

3:00pm MDT

uLead Conference Registration Desk Open
Delegates can pick up their nametags and registration package at the conference registration desk.  Nametags will be required for participation in all sessions and conference activities.  A conference selfie wall (#uLead2019 #uLead19) will also be available in this area.  Welcome to uLead!

Saturday May 11, 2019 3:00pm - 7:00pm MDT
Van Horne Foyer

6:30pm MDT

Gala Banquet (Pre-purchased Ticket Holders Only)
Delegates who pre-purchased a banquet ticket will enjoy a gala banquet in the Mount Stephen Hall.  Dress-Code (up to you)

Saturday May 11, 2019 6:30pm - 9:30pm MDT
Mount Stephen Hall Banff Springs Hotel
 
Sunday, May 12
 

7:30am MDT

uLead Conference Registration Desk Open
Delegates can pick up their nametags and registration package at the conference registration desk.  Nametags will be required for participation in all sessions and conference activities.  A conference selfie wall (#uLead2019 #uLead19) will also be available in this area.  Welcome to uLead!



Sunday May 12, 2019 7:30am - 6:00pm MDT
Van Horne Foyer

12:30pm MDT

Rimrock Resort Hotel bus to Conference Centre
Delegates staying at the Rimrock Resort Hotel may board a complimentary shuttle in front of the hotel that will take them to the Conference Centre at the Banff Springs Hotel.

Sunday May 12, 2019 12:30pm - 12:45pm MDT
Rimrock Resort Hotel Improvement District No. 9, AB T0L, Canada

1:00pm MDT

Opening Keynote Session - The Culture of Space
As a leader, you’re responsible for shaping and nurturing your school culture. One of the most effective and overlooked ways to do that is through rethinking the spaces in and around your school, from the signs out front to classrooms, from hallways to the faculty lounge. Each physical space is a manifestation of your culture and an opportunity affect it. In this interactive keynote we’ll explore practical ways to redesign your school spaces so they align with your vision. And you’ll walk away with simple, fresh ideas to shape your culture.

Speakers
avatar for Rebecca Hare

Rebecca Hare

DESIGNER EDUCATOR
After a decade in Italy as a design consultant and creative director, Rebecca Louise Hare became fascinated with education. The young designers she hired, she found, struggled with problem-solving and critical thinking. She returned to the U.S. to study education and built on her... Read More →


Sunday May 12, 2019 1:00pm - 2:30pm MDT
Van Horne Ballroom

2:30pm MDT

Break and transition to concurrent sessions
Delegates move from keynote sessions or concurrent sessions to the next concurrent session of their choosing.

Sunday May 12, 2019 2:30pm - 3:00pm MDT
Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel Banff, AB T0L, Canada

3:00pm MDT

Exchanges for Teachers and Administrators
Take your vocation to a different location! Exchanges are a unique and interactive professional peer-to-peer development opportunity for teachers and school administrators to collaborate within their profession. The opportunity to experience one’s vocation in a different location opens the door to conversations and experiences of best practices and perspectives. Teacher exchanges allow teachers and administrators to experientially gain insight into teaching methods practiced elsewhere, and how other systems approach matters such as inclusion, indigenous ways of knowing, second language learning, remote and rural education. Collaborative international initiatives build programs that benefit students, administrators and teachers, and help foster understanding between peoples and countries. For the short term exchange, you are hosted by your exchange partner for 2 weeks, and you then reciprocate by hosting the overseas teacher. For full year exchanges you switch homes and positions for the entire year. Destinations include Australia, Germany, Spain, Iceland and the United Kingdom. Please join us for a session on exchange opportunities to sail your ship in the direction of global citizenship and international community building.

Speakers
avatar for Carolyn Freed

Carolyn Freed

Exchange Liaison, Alberta Teachers' Association
Carolyn Freed is the Exchange Liaison for the International Education Exchange Program. With a background in Communications and Technology, her focus is stewarding digital habitats for communities to learn from and with each other.


Sunday May 12, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm MDT
Baron Shaughnessy Room

3:00pm MDT

Finland-Alberta: Student Choice, Curricular Diversity & Resilience
Speakers
avatar for Phil McRae, PhD

Phil McRae, PhD

Associate Coordinator - Research, Alberta Teachers' Association
Dr. Phil McRae is Executive Staff Officer and Associate Coordinator, Research with the Alberta Teachers' Association (ATA), and Adjunct Professor within the Faculty of Education at the University of Alberta, Canada where he earned his Ph.D. Phil is the past winner of the Alberta Excellence... Read More →
avatar for Darlene Wood

Darlene Wood

Principal, Hillside High School, Northern Gateway Public Schools
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Carey Rowntree

Principal, Winston Churchill HS
FinAl 2.0 school. Principal of WInston Churchill High School in Lethbridge. We are also a Moving Forward With High School Redesign participant. Our work with FinaAl 2.0 is to use our engagement to inform and foster growth and change through MFWHSR.
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Sunny Sandhu

Principal, Elk Island Public Schools


Sunday May 12, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm MDT
Alhambra Room

3:00pm MDT

How Reimagining School Leadership Impacts Student Wellbeing
Leadership structures of schooling organisations, and the ethos of the environment directly impacts the validity of Student wellbeing. Using a multidisciplinary approach, across all sectors/levels of Education, Katy proposes a resounding correlation between the Leadership qualities of senior schooling administrators and educators and positive wellbeing outcomes for students in their care.

Speakers
avatar for Katy Paton

Katy Paton

Katy Paton is an Academic and Early Childhood Educator from Australia. She has lived, breathed and built Early Education for 18 years now. With a Bachelor and Master’s degrees she is embarking on her PhD candidature journey in 2019. Katy’s years of experience includes teaching... Read More →


Sunday May 12, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm MDT
Sir Edward Beatty Room

3:00pm MDT

Implementing Deep Learning for All in Secondary Schools (An Ontario Perspective)
How can Deep Learning be implemented and spread within secondary school cultures?  Avon Maitland District School Board is in its fifth year and will share their journey and lessons learned in bringing deep learning for all students to scale across the district in all secondary schools (grades 7-12).  A culture of learning has been created by leveraging principals as instructional leaders, embedding central and school-based coaches and empowering teachers to take pedagogical risks and partner with their students to explore their passions/interests.


Speakers
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Debbie Green

System Principal - Learning Services, Avon Maitland District School Board
Debbie is the System Principal of Learning Services for Avon Maitland District School Board
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April Smith

April Smith is the System Principal of Program for Avon Maitland District School Board


Sunday May 12, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm MDT
Frontenac Room

3:00pm MDT

Leadership - It’s All about Connection!
During my career in education, as a teacher, consultant, counsellor and school leader, I have come to realize that the most important factor in being effective in my role is connection!  Leadership literature discusses the importance of relationships and building those connections in our school, but what does that look like in action?  In this presentation, I will share my journey to school leadership and how connections have be key to having a positive impact in my school. I will also share my philosophy around service leadership and how to effectively engage staff.  Ultimately, our challenge is to find effective strategies that promote opportunities to create healthy connections for everyone, because connections increases staff wellness, resilience and motivation!  It’s all about connection.

Speakers
avatar for Joseph Dumont

Joseph Dumont

Principal, Elk Island Catholic Schools
My name is Joseph (Joe) Dumont and I am currently the principal at Archbishop Jordan Catholic High School in Elk Island Catholic Schools.  I have been a principal, assistant principal, teacher and school counsellor in two different school districts in the Edmonton area.  I have... Read More →


Sunday May 12, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm MDT
D.C. Coleman

3:00pm MDT

Learning Space Design: The Process
Even if you aren’t re-designing your learning spaces with new construction or new furniture, this workshop will take you through a human-centered process of design to develop vision and empathy, and explore how innovative pedagogy drives design that will help any teacher set up purpose-driven learning spaces. You’ll learn how to use a simple, powerful resource to support this process.



Speakers
avatar for Rebecca Hare

Rebecca Hare

DESIGNER EDUCATOR
After a decade in Italy as a design consultant and creative director, Rebecca Louise Hare became fascinated with education. The young designers she hired, she found, struggled with problem-solving and critical thinking. She returned to the U.S. to study education and built on her... Read More →


Sunday May 12, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm MDT
Theatre

3:00pm MDT

The 4 Essential Roles of Leadership
We are all leaders, and as leaders we have the ability to unleash talent and capability by focusing on the 4 essential roles we play. The roles are sequential in that one builds upon another, and simultaneous—meaning that we must constantly pay attention to all four in order to sustain outstanding performance. Great leaders consciously lead themselves and their teams in alignment with these roles, laying the foundation for effective leadership.

ROLE             OUTCOME/OBJECTIVE
Inspire Trust     Trust starts with a leader’s own character and competence—the credibility that allows leaders to intentionally build a culture of trust.
Create Vision     Effective leaders create a shared vision and strategy, and communicate it so powerfully that others join them on the journey.
Execute Strategy     Leaders must not only think big, but also execute their vision and strategy all the way through to completion, with and through others.
Coach Potential    Effective leaders develop the leadership potential in others and improve performance through consistent feedback and coaching.

In this inspiring, interactive session, you will learn a new leadership paradigm based on release, not control and develop practical skills and tools that you can apply tomorrow.  

This session supports the following professional practice standard competencies: 

  •  Building / Fostering Effective Relationships (SLQS, LQS TQS ) 
  • Modelling / Engaging Commitment to Professional Learning (SLQS & LQS & TQS) 
  •  Embodying Visionary Leadership (SLQS & LQS & TQS) 
  • Leading Learning Community (SLQS & LQS & TQS ) 
  • Providing Instructional Leadership (LQS) 
  • Developing Leadership Capacity (LQS) 
  • Managing School Operations (LQS) 
  •  Understanding and Responding to the Larger Context (LQS)

Speakers
avatar for Kelly Johnson

Kelly Johnson

Coach, FranklinCovey
Coaching and Leadership Development in Education


Sunday May 12, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm MDT
Van Horne Ballroom

3:00pm MDT

The Principal as Coach: Seven Essential Questions
We will present the Principal as Coach model which is based on Stanier's seven essential questions:     Kick Start Question, A.W.E. Question, Focus Question, Foundation Question, Lazy Question, Strategic Question, and Learning Question. We will give examples of the questions and provide research from varying sources that backs up the strength of the model. We will also briefly present the practicum supervision model as an example of how it can be used in other settings.


Speakers
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Carol Fedyk

Practicum Placement Coordinator, UNBC
Carol Fedyk is the UNBC School of Education Practicum Placement Coordinator and Education Advisor and works closely with principals in three to six different school districts. Her MEd thesis was based on inquiry-based learning which led to a model for the Coaching Triad.
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Andrew Kitchenham

Professor, UNBC School of Education
Dr. Kitchenham is the former School of Education Chair and has been a lifelong transformative leader. he continues his research in leadership, Special Education, educational technology, and Aboriginal language and culture preservation.


Sunday May 12, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm MDT
Champlain Room

3:00pm MDT

The school leader´s role in developing a professional learning community
In the session I plan to give a description of Eymennt, edcamps and a network of six schools in Iceland that focuse on use and development of technology in schools. The Eymennt project will then be analyzed based on theories of professional learning communities and the role of school leaders in motivating and building up a sustainable culture of a learning community.

Speakers
avatar for Ingileif Ástvaldsdóttir

Ingileif Ástvaldsdóttir

Principal, Þelamerkurskóli
Ingileif is a principal at a secondary school and a part time teacher at the University of Iceland. She is also a lecturer at diverse courses about class meetings, outdoor education, use of technology in classrooms, student centered leadership and professional development in scho... Read More →


Sunday May 12, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm MDT
Ivor Petrak Room

3:00pm MDT

Thirty Minutes in the Life of a School Leader
In this session you will complete a timed simulation requiring you to make decisions based on multiple demands coming into your inbox. This will be followed by vibrant discussion with other school leaders about how you rate the importance of demands, how you prioritize, and what this says about how you conceptualize your leadership role. This session is part of Hunter and Stelmach’s approved research study (UofA Ethics ID Pro 00078737)

Speakers
avatar for Bonnie Stelmach

Bonnie Stelmach

Professor, University of Alberta
Bonnie Stelmach is a Professor in the Department of Educational Policy Studies at the University of Alberta.  She has taught in rural and northern Alberta, and internationally. Her research expertise is in the area of parent involvement. Current research includes risk conceptions... Read More →
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Darryl Hunter

Darryl Hunter is Assistant Professor in the Department of Educational Policy Studies at the University of Alberta.  He has served in ministries of education in three provinces, and has been a teacher and school administrator. His research expertise is in educational assessment.


Sunday May 12, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm MDT
Norquay Room

3:00pm MDT

Valuing the changing role and complexity of Principalship
Precis:

This workshop tells the Australian story of increasing workload and accountabilities brought by the changing focus on instructional leadership. In Queensland this has driven a push to rethink how we value and remunerate 21st century school leaders.  This workshop examines current research relating to increasing Principal workload and changing roles and tells the story of a unique, ongoing state-wide action to measure and recognise these.

Our pitch:

There is no point to being the richest person in the graveyard, however, setting the remuneration and conditions of school leaders at the right level makes all the difference in attracting and retaining school leaders. We want to share Queensland’s story of a process over two years to develop the rationale for a new salary system that recognises the dramatic changes in school leadership over that time.

Speakers
avatar for Paige Bousen

Paige Bousen

Queensland Teachers’ Union
Paige is an Assistant Secretary with the Queensland Teachers’ Union. A secondary school science teacher and curriculum faculty head herself, Paige now has responsibility for supporting school leaders within our organisation.
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Chris Capra

Executive Principal, Palm Beach Currumbin SHS
Chris Capra, Over the past decade Chris has led a large primary school, a very large P-12 school and one of our largest state high schools. Chris has led schools across the state and also has experience in education systems roles as an Assistant Regional Director.


Sunday May 12, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm MDT
Gatehouse Foyer

4:00pm MDT

Break and Transition to Concurrent Sessions
Delegates move from keynote sessions or concurrent sessions to the next concurrent session of their choosing.

Sunday May 12, 2019 4:00pm - 4:15pm MDT
Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel Banff, AB T0L, Canada

4:15pm MDT

A Thousand Miles ~ Working with English Language Learners
 ”As I sit here I wonder if you, my teacher, are able to tell when I am sinking in spirit and ready to quit this incredible task. 
 I walked a thousand miles dear teacher, before I met you.”  (R.Ibanez)

At a time when school districts everywhere are experiencing fast-growing enrollments of English language learners (ELLs), many leaders are asking what they can do to meet the diverse students’ needs.  What kinds of knowledge and skills will my staff require? What can I do as an instructional leader to support my staff and ELLs.   School and district leaders play a crucial role in creating an envrionment that ensures ELLs and those who support them can succeed.  Drawing from stories, experience and research, JJ will highlight ways in which we can deepen and expand our professional leadership practice to support our staff, our English Language Learners and celebrate their presence in our schools.  Participants will leave the session with best practices and resources they can use immediately in their schools.

Speakers
avatar for J.J. Kennedy

J.J. Kennedy

Department Head of ELL and Counsellor, Edmonton Public Schools
JJ Kennedy is currently the ELL Department Head of Queen Elizabeth High School in Edmonton.  This is her 24th year with Edmonton Public Schools and she has taught at all levels.  Working in a variety of roles including ESL Consultant with EPSB , Curriculum Coordinator of special... Read More →


Sunday May 12, 2019 4:15pm - 5:15pm MDT
Baron Shaughnessy Room

4:15pm MDT

Battle River School Division's partnership with the University of Calgary is supporting the development and evaluation of the effectiveness of a collaborative professional learning model aimed at helping school and system leaders meet identified goals rel
Battle River School Division's partnership with the University of Calgary is supporting the development and evaluation of the effectiveness of a collaborative professional learning model aimed at helping school and system leaders meet identified goals related to Alberta's new Leadership Quality Standard

Speakers
avatar for Jim Brandon

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... Read More →
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Shan Jorgensen-Adam

Battle River School Division
Ms. Jorgenson-Adam is currently the Assistant Superintendent - Learning for Battle River School Division.She is responsible for all professional learning in the division.
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Rita Marler

Rita Marler is the CEO/Chief Superintendent of Battle River School Division. She is a lifelong learner and a Doctoral Candidate in the University of Calgary program. Instructional leadership practices and system improvement are key areas of interest for her.
avatar for Christy Thomas

Christy Thomas

Dr. Thomas is the Principal Investigator for this research project. She is an instructor for the Werklund School of Education at the University of Calgary.


Sunday May 12, 2019 4:15pm - 5:15pm MDT
D.C. Coleman

4:15pm MDT

Fort Vermilion School Division Drug and Alcohol Administrative Procedure
Reimaging School Leadership means that you have to reinvent the relationships of the power players in developing school division policy. The Drug and Alcohol Administrative Procedure for the FVSD was developed by Central Office, Local ATA and Member Services. This joint adventure involved lawyers from the ATA along with lawyers from the FVSD collaborating to develop a legally sound policy. Listen to how this policy was developed from the three stakeholders who worked together on such a controversial topic. During this session, the legal document will be shared for other school divisions and school leaderships to access. For those considering developing policy on this topic, this session would be highly beneficial for you.

Speakers
avatar for Michael McMann

Michael McMann

Fort Vermillion School Division No. 52
Michael McMann is the Superintendent of Schools for the Fort Vermilion School Division. Among others, he has held the positions of teacher, school-based administrator, Assistant Superintendent and Superintendent over his 20+ years in the education field. Throughout his career, Mike... Read More →
avatar for Myrna McLean

Myrna McLean

ATA Local President, Fort Vermilion Local #77
Myrna McLean has been elected by her colleagues to serve as the ATA Fort Vermilion Local President for the past five years. Completing a Master’s in Leadership from the University of Victoria, has prepared Ms. McLean for the challenges of a classroom teacher and on occasion as an... Read More →


Sunday May 12, 2019 4:15pm - 5:15pm MDT
Theatre

4:15pm MDT

Going Beyond Multicultural Potlucks… Find out about culturally relevant and responsive school wide practices to support your changing school population.
The population of English Language Learners continues to grow and your schools are becoming more diverse than ever before.Our challenge as school leaders is to capitalize on the intercultural mix in our schools along with celebrating the gifts of diversity that benefits everyone in our schools. Join us as we explore tried and true research based practices that can that can be implemented to reflect cultural diversity in your inclusive school environment.

Speakers
avatar for Jayashree Ramaswami

Jayashree Ramaswami

ESL Consultant, Edmonton Public School Board
English as a Second Language Consultant, Edmonton Public Schools Jayashree Ramaswami is currently an English as Second Language Consultant with Edmonton Public Schools in Edmonton, Canada. She is a passionate educator who looks for innovative ways to address the literacy needs in... Read More →
avatar for Lynn Farrugia

Lynn Farrugia

Program Coordinator, Diversity Education, Edmonton Public Schools
Lynn Farrugia is an ESL Program Coordinator with the Edmonton Public School Board.  She is in her 33rd year as an educator and has taught primarily in the elementary grades.  Other areas of experience and interest include: early childhood education and multicultural children’s... Read More →


Sunday May 12, 2019 4:15pm - 5:15pm MDT
Ivor Petrak Room

4:15pm MDT

Inclusive Leadership to address issuess of equity and social justice.
Using one of my books, Principals of Inclusion, we will examine how to infuse inclusive leadership practices to support issues of equity and social justice.  The framework from this book will then be applied to cases from one of my latest books, Case Studies for Inclusive Educators and Leaders.  It will be practical and applicable to both elementary and secondary panels.

Speakers
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Darrin Griffiths

Written five books on educational leadership and received my doctorate in 2010 from OISE.  Have been in administration in two different boards since 1997.  Currently teach courses at OISE/University of Toronto and sometimes Niagara University.


Sunday May 12, 2019 4:15pm - 5:15pm MDT
Champlain Room

4:15pm MDT

Leadership Impact on Probationary Teachers Implementing the Alberta Teaching Quality Standard
How does a large education system reimagine and leverage school leadership to develop the professional learning capacity of teachers and maintain its systemic coherence? How does a design-based approach to professional learning support probationary teacher practice and collaborative distributed leadership? As one of the largest K-12 school districts in Western Canada, the Calgary Board of Education (CBE) has reimagined how quality leadership results in quality teaching and optimum learning for all its students. The CBE has shown its commitment to actualizing this standard by taking the lead in the design of professional learning for mid-level leaders and probationary teachers done in collaborative partnership with the Galileo Educational Network and the University of Calgary. These learning series are focused on achieving the teaching and learning outcomes of the district and enacting the competencies as outlined in Alberta’s Leadership and Teaching Quality Standards (2018). Presenters will share how the CBE’s systemic approach to professional learning for mid-level leaders and probationary teachers has resulted in developing the capacity of leadership teams to work collaboratively to ensure all new teachers receive the support they need to meet district expectations and provincial standards. Preliminary findings from our partner-research project with University of Calgary and the Galileo Educational Network also indicate that teachers are acquiring the kinds of competencies, skills and practical knowledge necessary to teach in today’s diverse contemporary school contexts resulting in improved learning for all students in the district.

Speakers
avatar for Ann Ard

Ann Ard

Director, Leadership and Learning, Calgary Board of Education
Ann Ard is the Director of Leadership and Learning 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... Read More →
avatar for Dallas Wheeler

Dallas Wheeler

System Principal, Calgary Board of Education
Dallas Wheeler is a System Principal in the Leadership and Learning Department of the Calgary Board of Education. Prior to assuming this position, she was a school based principal and an educator and leader with over 30 years of experience with the CBE. Her master's research was focused... Read More →
avatar for Barbara Brown

Barbara Brown

Professor, University of Calgary
Dr. Barbara Brown is director of professional graduate programs and partner research schools in the Werklund School of Education at the University of Calgary. Her research interests include research-practice partnerships, professional learning, and collaborative instructional des... Read More →
avatar for Verena Roberts

Verena Roberts

Instructor/Researcher, University of Calgary
Verena Roberts is a Learning Sciences EdD Candidate, Sessional Instructor and Research Assistant in the Werklund School of Education at the University of Calgary in the Partner Research Schools initiative and a course design Project Assistant with the Taylor Institute of Teaching... Read More →
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Amy Burns

Dr. Amy Burns is the Associate Dean of Undergraduate Programs in Education with the Werklund School of Education at the University of Calgary.  Her research centres on the development of leadership skills as a pathway to educational change, primarily with pre-service and new teachers... Read More →


Sunday May 12, 2019 4:15pm - 5:15pm MDT
Alhambra Room

4:15pm MDT

Masters? Why Do I Need That To Be A Leader? A North American Look At Leadership Training
Training for “Principal Teachers” is not an exact science. Across North America many school districts require certification and often a graduate degree for aspiring school principals. Programs across Canada and the U.S have similarities and differences. What should a Masters or Doctoral degree in Leadership include? A panel of faculty from Universities in Alberta, British Columbia, New Brunswick and Portland (Oregon) will provide their perspective and then facilitate a discussion among attendees about what should be “core” curriculum for principal leader training.


Speakers
avatar for Ken Brien

Ken Brien

Associate Professor, University of New Brunswick
Teaching and research in educational law, policy, and governance, as well as leadership and professional learning communities.
avatar for Dr. Kathy Toogood

Dr. Kathy Toogood

Adjunct Professor, University of Portland
Dr. Kathy Toogood is a teacher, learner, and leader. She is currently working as a system leader for Alberta Education, and as an adjunct professor with the University of Portland, in Edmonton, Alberta.
avatar for Randy Hetherington

Randy Hetherington

Assistant Professor, University of Portland
Leadership faculty representing 5 Universities from three Canadian provinces (Alberta, B.C. and New Brunswick) and the state of Oregon bring experience from the field as successful educational administrators and as instructors in graduate programs designed for those seeking leadership... Read More →
avatar for Victoria Handford

Victoria Handford

Associate Professor, Thompson Rivers University
school and district leadership; trust and leadership; standards of practice;
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Andrew Kitchenham

Professor, UNBC School of Education
Dr. Kitchenham is the former School of Education Chair and has been a lifelong transformative leader. he continues his research in leadership, Special Education, educational technology, and Aboriginal language and culture preservation.


Sunday May 12, 2019 4:15pm - 5:15pm MDT
Van Horne Ballroom

4:15pm MDT

Open Educational Resources: Past and present
Have you heard the term OER? Are you curious to know the history of #GoOpen and the changes occurring due to Creative Commons licensing, the 5Rs and participatory technologies? This presentation will cover a brief history of Open Educational Resources, its definition, and relationship to Creative Commons licensing. The United States Department of Education #GoOpen initiative and its OER legacy, with an examination of Open Washington and this state’s commitment to open pedagogy will provide examples of OER within K-12. Both the benefits and challenges of OER will be presented, including the financial and pedagogical. Because contextualizing is an integral principle to OER and open practices, audience members will be asked to further identify benefits and challenges from their perspective as innovative, instructional leaders. By looking to the past and present history and development of K-12 OER, how can educational leaders thoughtfully proceed in this age of participatory technologies and a digital pedagogy?

Speakers
avatar for Frank McCallum

Frank McCallum

Principal, Alberta Distance Learning Centre
Frank McCallum is the Associate Principal of Vista Virtual School. He has been involved in distance education in Alberta for the past twenty years, participating in the first Video-Conference Community of Practice, serving on the steering committees of various ATA research endeavors... Read More →
avatar for Cosntance Blomgren

Cosntance Blomgren

Assistant Professor, Athabasca University
Dr. Connie Blomgren is an Assistant Professor at Athabasca Univeristy where she has designed and implemented professional learning modules to further digital pedagogy ( Blended and Online Learning and Teaching). The BOLT blog hosts teacher commentaries regarding technology-enhanced... Read More →


Sunday May 12, 2019 4:15pm - 5:15pm MDT
Norquay Room

4:15pm MDT

Rekindling Collaboration - Our Journey to becoming a Focus School
This session will explore our journey toward Rekindling a Culture of Collaboration at an intermediate school where the teachers have struggled with conflict and working in isolation.  By engaging in a thoughtful visioning process, providing coaching and peer teaching opportunities for teachers, and thoughtful implementation of a tiered model of support, we have experienced a significant increase in both student achievement and teacher morale.  Timelines, templates and reflections on our experience will be shared.

Speakers
avatar for Kerri Steel

Kerri Steel

Kerri Steel is Principal at Ladysmith Intermediate School on Vancouver Island, BC.  She previously served as District Principal of Learning Services for the Qualicum School District.  Kerri holds a Master of Arts Degree in Leadership, with a major focus on Universal Design for Learning... Read More →


Sunday May 12, 2019 4:15pm - 5:15pm MDT
Frontenac Room

4:15pm MDT

Transforming Mathematics Instruction in our Schools: Leading School Improvement in Mathematics
Using content from their new ASCD book, entitled The School Leader’s Guide to Building and Sustaining Math Success, the presenter will describe the importance of principals, district teachers, coaches, and supervisors taking the lead in using a whole school approach to improve the mathematics learning of their students. The presenter will provide participants with a better understanding of what the changes should look like, along with key “look fors” and a proven list of actions to take to achieve that improvement.

Speakers
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Doug Duff

I am an educational consultant working with many school districts on mathematics school improvement   I was a Principal Instructional Leadership Coach with the Thames Valley District School Board in London, Ontario, Canada.  I have been particularly interested in math education... Read More →


Sunday May 12, 2019 4:15pm - 5:15pm MDT
Sir Edward Beatty Room

4:15pm MDT

What Story is your School Telling?
Every school has a story to tell. What is yours? Who is telling it? Too often, schools allow the loudest voices to dictate the narrative their school has. In this presentation, participants will get to explore their current school's narrative while at the same time collaborating to see what could be implemented to tell the story they would like. If you're not telling your story, someone else is!

Speakers
avatar for Ryan Reed

Ryan Reed

Ryan Reed is in his seventh year as a school based administrator, with the past three years spent at W.G. Murdoch School in Crossfield, AB. Throughout his time as an educator, he has been interested in leading organizational change and seeing kids, teachers, communities, and schools... Read More →


Sunday May 12, 2019 4:15pm - 5:15pm MDT
Gatehouse Foyer

5:30pm MDT

Conference Centre Bus to Rimrock Resort Hotel
Delegates staying at the Rimrock Hotel can take a complimentary shuttle bus from the Conference Centre to the Rimrock Resort Hotel.

Sunday May 12, 2019 5:30pm - 5:45pm MDT
Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel Banff, AB T0L, Canada
 
Monday, May 13
 

6:45am MDT

Rimrock Resort Hotel Bus to Conference Centre
Delegates staying at the Rimrock Resort Hotel may board a complimentary shuttle in front of the hotel that will take them to the Conference Centre at the Banff Springs Hotel.

Monday May 13, 2019 6:45am - 7:30am MDT
Rimrock Resort Hotel Improvement District No. 9, AB T0L, Canada

7:00am MDT

8:30am MDT

9:00am MDT

Greetings from Alberta's Minister of Education and Morning Updates
Speakers
avatar for The Honourable Adriana LaGrange

The Honourable Adriana LaGrange

Minister of Education of Alberta
Adriana LaGrange is the Minister of Education of Alberta.  She holds a Diploma in Rehabilitative Studies from Humber College. She has had an extensive career in helping those Albertans who face physical and mental challenges.  She has served as a Trustee of Red Deer Catholic Schools... Read More →


Monday May 13, 2019 9:00am - 9:10am MDT
Van Horne Ballroom

9:10am MDT

Monday AM Keynote Presentation:
Speakers
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Dr. Simon Breakspear

Dr Simon Breakspear is known internationally for helping educational leaders navigate complex change, harness research evidence and drive continuous improvement for better learning.Simon is the Founder and Executive Director of Agile Schools, which equips educator teams with the research, routines and tools they need to drive improvement and innovation. He is also a Visiting Fellow at the University of New South Wales, and Research Fellow of the Asia Pacific Centre for Leadership and Change at The Education University of... Read More →


Monday May 13, 2019 9:10am - 10:30am MDT
Van Horne Ballroom

10:30am MDT

Break and Transition to Concurrent Sessions
Monday May 13, 2019 10:30am - 11:00am MDT
Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel Banff, AB T0L, Canada

11:00am MDT

All Systems Go: A Systemic, Integrated Approach to School Wide Improvement through Collaboration & Professional Learning
Clearview schools have embarked on a district wide initiative to increase effective literacy instruction and improve results for students through the systematic implementation of a comprehensive balanced literacy approach for all.  The development of a district wide literacy plan which focuses on instructional leadership for administrators as well as professional learning series and coaching support for all schools will lead to student success. Collaboration at all levels is a key component to ensure common literacy beliefs, and expectations are embedded in classroom practice.  The team will share their successes and challenges as well as next steps of their journey.

Speakers
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Brenda MacDonald

Deputy Superintendent, Clearview School Division
Mrs. Brenda MacDonald brings over three decades of educational experience to her role as Deputy Superintendent, including 16 years leading in Curriculum and Instruction in Central Alberta.  Honouring people and nurturing relationships is key to Brenda, and is central to why she pursued... Read More →
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Wendy Coppock

Principal, Gus Wetter School - Clearview Public Schools
Wendy is an educator with  33 years experience  as a teacher and school administrator.   Wendy was also the Early Learning and Literacy Coordinator at CSD for 4 years. Wendy has enjoyed working in small rural schools in East Central Alberta communities along Highway 12.
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Cheryl Gascoyne

Cheryl is an educator with over 20 years of experience in education (teaching, leading, and learning). She has held district leadership roles in literacy, learning and inclusion. Cheryl has extensive experience supporting schools and districts in establishing literacy plans, supports... Read More →


Monday May 13, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm MDT
New Brunswick Room

11:00am MDT

Can standards and frameworks support principals to be better instructional leaders?
Precis:

It is no secret that external frameworks and tools can sometimes be an imposition on schools and school leaders.  In Queensland, Australia, principals have successfully used Annual Teacher Performance Reviews (ATPR) and the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers (APST) to develop the practice of teachers across diverse schools and locations.  This workshop unpacks how principals have contextualised these processes to improve teacher capacity across the full range of experience and capabilities.

Our pitch:

The true power of school leadership lies in unlocking the potential of yourself and the staff of the school you lead. Systems impose their idea of the best way to achieve this and principals adapt and adopt practices so that they actually work. Real life examples provide opportunities to enhance success.

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Chris Capra

Executive Principal, Palm Beach Currumbin SHS
Chris Capra, Over the past decade Chris has led a large primary school, a very large P-12 school and one of our largest state high schools. Chris has led schools across the state and also has experience in education systems roles as an Assistant Regional Director.
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Kendall Seccombe

Primary School Principal, Millchester State School
Kendall is the principal of a small primary school in regional Queensland and has a history of instructional leadership in other similar schools. She is currently Principal of Millchester State School, a regional primary school of 186 students in Charters Towers, Queensland, Australia... Read More →
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Anne Rathmell

Anne is the Principal of Chinchilla State High School in south-west of Queensland and has a long history of leadership in regional schools. Anne is also a senior rank-and-file leader in the Queensland Teachers' Union.


Monday May 13, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm MDT
Champlain Room

11:00am MDT

Cultivating Transformation through Intentional Conversations and Reflective Practice
Transformational learning happens for teachers and leaders when they are passionate about improving outcomes for students, when they have choice about what and how they are learning, and when they engage with colleagues in reflective practice and meaningful conversations. Kathy will draw from her doctoral research with female principals, and her experiences as a professor to uncover reflective practices that can be used individually, and within a learning community.  Through inquiry into lived experiences, ways of being, and the literature, she has inspired teachers and leaders to shift their thinking, transform their practice, and step into their authentic leadership path.

Speakers
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Dr. Kathy Toogood

Adjunct Professor, University of Portland
Dr. Kathy Toogood is a teacher, learner, and leader. She is currently working as a system leader for Alberta Education, and as an adjunct professor with the University of Portland, in Edmonton, Alberta.


Monday May 13, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm MDT
Theatre

11:00am MDT

Engaging girls in a linear education system
Our Education system has been created to fit a linear form of thinking. In this conversation, we will explore how to integrate spiral learning where each time a student encounters a topic, the student expands their knowledge or improves their skill level.

Speakers
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Monique Vacval

Teacher (General), Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board
Elementary teacher for almost 20 years and activist for girl's rights for 15 years.


Monday May 13, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm MDT
David O'Brien Room

11:00am MDT

Introduction to Learning Sprints: A better way to support overloaded educators to continuously enhance their expertise.
Learning Sprints is a simple and effective approach to collaborative teacher learning, that supports teachers to develop expertise in applying evidence-based approaches in their own classroom. During this dynamic and practical workshop you will come to understand the key phases of the Learning Sprints process and toolkit, and build confidence in how to use this approach to improve the development of teacher expertise. You will leave ready with practical strategies to test apply Learning Sprints in your own school setting in order to enable better teacher learning.
  • Explore the challenge of ensuring all teachers are continually enhancing their practice to lift learner outcomes
  • Connect the design of Learning Sprints to the research based on effective professional learning, and the emerging science of teacher expertise
  • Understand the core Learning Sprints process
  • Explore how Learning Sprints has been implemented across different educational settings
  • Plan to test out Learning Sprints in your local context

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Simon Breakspear

Dr. Simon Breakspear

Dr Simon Breakspear is known internationally for helping educational leaders navigate complex change, harness research evidence and drive continuous improvement for better learning.Simon is the Founder and Executive Director of Agile Schools, which equips educator teams with the research, routines and tools they need to drive improvement and innovation. He is also a Visiting Fellow at the University of New South Wales, and Research Fellow of the Asia Pacific Centre for Leadership and Change at The Education University of... Read More →


Monday May 13, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm MDT
Alhambra Room

11:00am MDT

Leadership for Literacy: Multi-Faceted and Multi-Tiered Support for At-Risk Students
This panel presentation will highlight the development and outcomes of a three-part intervention to enhance the success of at-risk middle school students. Utilizing state start up funds, one middle school identified students for mentoring, workforce development, and academic support. Mentoring support included regularly scheduled, individualized attention to target students. Workforce development focused on implementation of ACT Career Ready 101, well-matched job site and college visits, and engagement in a youth summit. Academic Support included intensive reading strategies instruction within a tiered literacy framework. Participants will learn not only about outcomes related to student performance, but understand the pivotal leadership decisions and support necessary to invest in such an intensive effort for at-risk students. Participants will also hear about lessons learned and discuss application to other schools.

Speakers
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Daniel Boudah

Professor, East Carolina University
Daniel J. Boudah is a Professor in the Department of Special Education, Foundations & Research and former departmental Director of Graduate Studies at East Carolina University.  Dr. Boudah previously taught general education and special education in public schools. He has been awarded... Read More →
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Denise Wooten

Denise Wooten-is the principal of Ewing Middle School. She is a respected veteran who received a statewide honor for her support of school wide literacy.
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Shamona Fernanders

Shamona Fernanders- is currently a 7th grade English/Language Arts teacher. As a teacher leader, she has received district honors and is also being certified as a professional developer for the Strategic Instruction Model.


Monday May 13, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm MDT
Sir Edward Beatty Room

11:00am MDT

Making Learning Success Visible and Amplifying "Next" Practice
In this session, participants will learn about how school and district leaders worked together to create “coherence” (Fullan & Quinn, 2016) in school improvement through a focus on deep learning in our work with literacy, numeracy, and pedagogy leaders in classrooms. Our journey began at the start of last year (2017-2018) when school and district leaders co-constructed a district-wide pedagogical vision to make student success visible. By examining examples of classroom practices that enacted deep learning during our August leadership meeting, six principles of practices were co-constructed with school and district leaders. These six principles reflected foundational research in formative assessment (Wiliam, 2017)— students know and understand learning intentions, identify criteria to achieve learning success, use criteria-based feedback to move learning forward, leverage technologies to enhance learning, collaborate and work together, and teach others about their learning which reflects their ownership of their learning.   By sharing video examples of teacher leaders’ explorations of one or more of the six principles of practice with Santiago Rincón-Gallardo, a change researcher who is part of the National Pedagogies for Deep Learning, we learned the importance of articulating what change looks like from phases of initiating, developing, and mastering change. “Stretching” our vision from single principles of practice into “practice progressions” of what change looks like and sounds like while unfolding in classrooms, we realized the importance of “amplifying” teachers’ explorations of such a vision, of privileging teachers’ sharing of their refinements of practices or taking on new or “next” (Stoll, 2006) practices that pushed their students’ learning forward.

Speakers
avatar for Christina MacKinnon

Christina MacKinnon

Principal, Greater St.Albert
Christina MacKinnon has been a K-9 teacher, and French Immersion vice principal and principal. She is currently responsible for growing leadership within a French Immersion Elementary School in St. Albert.
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Karla Holt

Peadagogy Lead / Technology Co-ordinator, Greater St. Albert Catholic Schools
Karla Holt has been a teacher, consultant, and supervisor for over twenty years. She is currently responsible for pedagogy leads within each school and ensures that they are equipped to grow other leaders who can ensure strong student-centred pedagogy by integrating emerging technologies... Read More →
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David Keohane

Superintendent, St. Albert Catholic Schools
David Keohane is a K-12 educator who has held multiple roles In education in Alberta. David’s current leadership focus with his district is on furthering responsive schools through the engagement of staff, students, and parents where visible learning is the mainstay.
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Rhonda Nixon

Assistant Superintendent, Greater St. Albert Catholic Schools
Rhonda Nixon has been a leader at the K-post-secondary teacher, secondary principal, elementary consultant, manager of professional learning. In her current role, she leads student learning and programming, technology services, and alternative programs as an assistant superintend... Read More →
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Danielle Karaki

Danielle Karaki has been an educator for over ten years. She has been a French Immersion secondary teacher and vice principal, and now the principal of our largest Catholic High School in St. Albert.


Monday May 13, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm MDT
Alberta Room

11:00am MDT

Seeking Positive Solutions - that Stick!
School transformation is built on the foundation of healthy relationships and communication.  This session guides participants on how to collaboratively seek effective solutions to challenging issues and problems while maintaining, and even strengthening, the relationships that are at the heart of any conflict. Based on the moral imperative of leading and learning and the research from the Harvard Negotiation Project, participants will leave better understanding their preferred conflict management styles and how to engage in an explicit solution-focussed process specific for education leadership.  Through understanding "4 ways of listening" and leading authentic engagement, diverse perspectives are respected and are key to seeking positive solutions that are at heart of school transformation.  "Seeking Positive Solutions" is all about strengthening robust, healthy relationships – both within our professional and personal lives. 

Speakers
avatar for Luciana Cardarelli

Luciana Cardarelli

Program and Member Services Coordinator, Catholic Principals' Council | Ontario
Leadership Development expert and outstanding facilitator, Luciana Cardarelli brings practice, research and policy together to provide an active learning experience that will push participants in their thinking and practice, so that they leave ready to move forward in pursuit of leadership... Read More →
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Jan Murphy

Program and Member Services Assistant Coordinator, Catholic Principal Council | Ontario
Jan is the Assistance Program and Member Services Coordinator at CPCO and and exemplary school and system Principal.  She designs and leads outstanding professional learning for Principals and Vice-Principals across the province of Ontario and is the Project Lead for Additional Qualification... Read More →


Monday May 13, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm MDT
Ivor Petrak Room

11:00am MDT

Sketch Noting Across the Curriculum
Tap into your creativity and experience the benefits of sketchnoting or visual note-taking. This fun and engaging session will guide you through step-by-step strategies to develop a doodling mentality and skillset in your classroom. Leave your “But I’m not an artist” mentality at the door and come prepared to draw!

Speakers
avatar for Sylvia Duckworth

Sylvia Duckworth

Sylvia is an award-winning teacher from Toronto, Canada, with more than 30 years teaching experience in the classroom. She is an Edtech consultant and sketchnoting evangelist on a constant quest to find ways for teachers and students to “Connect, Collaborate and Create”. She... Read More →


Monday May 13, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm MDT
Baron Shaughnessy Room

11:00am MDT

The St. Monica Story - Innovation at it's best!
Come and hear a story about St. Monica School!  This school has been on a journey of growth to provide excellent education for today's students!  It's like trying to hit a moving target!  Using a research-based approach to developing strong practices in the areas of: competency-based learning, playful inquiry, Reggio Emilia, emergent curriculum, differentiation, outdoor learning, inclusion, collaborative teaching practices, and more, has allowed for a seven year journey at St. Monica leading us to where we are today. We are consistently reimagining our vision and striving for excellence in an ever-changing present and an unpredictable future allowing us to think about how we can best educate our students!

Speakers
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Kristy Desmarais

Principal, ECSD
Kristy is a passionate Catholic educator who has been practicing with Edmonton Catholic Schools for 22 years.  She has been an administrator for the past 10 of those years.  Kristy takes a hands-on approach to school leadership by working alongside everyone in her school and believes... Read More →
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Nancy Bromley

Association Instructor, The Alberta Teachers Association
Nancy is Assistant Principal at St. Richard school, association instructor for the Alberta Teacher's Association, as well as a counsellor and inspirational speaker. She has been an educator for almost 30 years and her claim to fame is that she has taught every grade something, from... Read More →


Monday May 13, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm MDT
Norquay Room

11:00am MDT

Transforming Learning Environments through Inquiry-based Learning
Transform learning environments into places of wonder filled with imagination and opportunities for problem solving and places where children will remain forever curious.

Being an instructional leader is a key role for principals. This presentation will share the successes that have resulted through using Inquiry-based learning and Knowledge Building as a school focus, both in Ontario and the UAE. The Principal as co-learner along the journey has made the difference, as well as being intentional in providing Professional learning for all.

Speakers
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Cassandra Reda Gavin

Teacher, Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board
Cassandra is a new teacher to the profession. She graduated with her Master of Teaching from OISE, where she submitted her thesis on "The Implementation of Knowledge Building in the Classroom".
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Silvana Reda

Consultant, Caravan Learning Consultants
Silvana Reda has 35 years experience as an educator, with 16 years administrative experience, both in Ontario and the UAE. Strength in using a collaborative team approach through inquiry based learning to maintain a high level of expectations and develop authentic, relevant and meaningful... Read More →


Monday May 13, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm MDT
Frontenac Room

11:00am MDT

Using the Power of Digital Technology to Improve Learning and Communication
"Today's teachers and students have in their hands the most powerful assessment tools for improving student learning: tablets and Smartphones. Used wisely and appropriately, these digital devices enable teachers and students to collect dynamic evidence of developing skills and competencies, as well as evidence of students' growing conceptual understanding. And these same devices enable this evidence to be communicated to students and parents instantly. The VOCAL online, professional learning program, when coupled withFreshGrade, is an ideal strategy designed to support leaders and teachers as they integrate digital evidence of learning into both classroom and district assessment practice.

Speakers
avatar for David Haight

David Haight

Director of Strategic Partnerships, FreshGrade
As an educator and ed tech evangelist with FreshGrade, it's been extremely rewarding to work with leading and innovative educators / K12 administrators across the globe in efforts to make learning visible. Always open to conversations about what works when it comes to balanced and... Read More →
avatar for Damian Cooper

Damian Cooper

Damian Cooper is an independent education consultant who specializes in helping schools and school districts across Canada, the United States, and internationally, to improve their instructional and assessment skills. Damian's publications "Talk About Assessment: Strategies and Tools... Read More →


Monday May 13, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm MDT
D.C. Coleman

12:00pm MDT

Lunch
Lunch on Monday and Tuesday will be in the Cascade/Conservatory Rooms and also the Van Horne Ballroom.  If you have just attended a concurrent session in the main hotel your closest lunch venue is the Cascade/Conservatory.  If you attended a concurrent session in the conference centre then your closest lunch venue is the Van Horne Ballroom.

All delegates will need to make their way to the Van Horne Ballroom by 1 PM to participate in the afternoon keynote presentation each day.

A map to the hotel is available here: http://www.fairmont.com/uploadedfiles/sites/banff_springs/pdf/bsh_key_to_the_castle_map.pdf

Monday May 13, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm MDT
Cascade or Van Horne

1:00pm MDT

Keynote Panel Discussion: Navigating the Tensions in System Change
Tension #1) Securing the Foundation and Developing 21st Century Capabilities
Tension #2) Securing Public Accountability and Cultivating Innovation
Tension #3) Delivering Short-Term Targets and Setting the Conditions for Sustainable Change
Tension #4) Doing What our Parents Want and Doing What Our Students Need



Speakers
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Krimsen Sumners

St. Albert Public Schools
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Rhonda Nixon

Assistant Superintendent, Greater St. Albert Catholic Schools
Rhonda Nixon has been a leader at the K-post-secondary teacher, secondary principal, elementary consultant, manager of professional learning. In her current role, she leads student learning and programming, technology services, and alternative programs as an assistant superintend... Read More →
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Chris Usih

Christopher Usih is the Chief Superintendent of Schools at the Calgary Board of Education, a position he has held since December 2018. As chief, he is responsible for the overall operation and performance of the school district, and for student learning as it relates to accomplishing... Read More →
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Dr. Simon Breakspear

Dr Simon Breakspear is known internationally for helping educational leaders navigate complex change, harness research evidence and drive continuous improvement for better learning.Simon is the Founder and Executive Director of Agile Schools, which equips educator teams with the research, routines and tools they need to drive improvement and innovation. He is also a Visiting Fellow at the University of New South Wales, and Research Fellow of the Asia Pacific Centre for Leadership and Change at The Education University of... Read More →
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Andy Hargreaves

Andy Hargreaves is Visiting Professor at the University of Ottawa and Research Professor in the Lynch School of Education at Boston College. He also holds Visiting Professorships at Hong Kong University and the University of Stavanger in Norway. Andy comes from a Northern mi... Read More →
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The Honourable Gord Wyant

Minister of Education of Saskatchewan


Monday May 13, 2019 1:00pm - 2:15pm MDT
Van Horne Ballroom

2:15pm MDT

Break and Transition to Concurrent Sessions
Monday May 13, 2019 2:15pm - 2:30pm MDT
Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel Banff, AB T0L, Canada

2:30pm MDT

...and now we dive into competency five!
Discover how one school began its journey towards acquiring a foundational knowledge of First Nations, Métis and Inuit in preparation for meeting the requirements of Alberta's new teacher and leadership quality standards

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Liz Pasek

Liz is a classroom teacher in Edmonton, Alberta. She is finishing her Masters Degree in Educational Leadership through the University of Portland and has a passion for First Nations, Métis, and Inuit education.


Monday May 13, 2019 2:30pm - 3:30pm MDT
Sir Edward Beatty Room

2:30pm MDT

A Case Study on Building Collective Efficacy. How the Collaborative Response Model has lead to collective efficacy, improved school culture and improved learning for all students.
Over the past 7 years, Karen, Agnes  and Arlene, each at their own unique school sites, embarked on a collaborative process that  provided systematic and  responsive support for their school teams leading to responsive teaching in the classroom.   This approach focused on district priorities while also building the capacity of  teachers and school teams which resulted  in a greater degree of success for students. This model  is now a fundamental process in all schools within Elk Island Catholic. This dynamic trio  will demonstrate how schools can set up similar processes in order  to design and implement support for their staff while becoming systematically responsive to  student learning. The model provides an excellent platform for monitoring, communicating with all staff and using data informed conversations that lead to growth in student learning and the  development of  school culture and  collective  efficacy.

Speakers
avatar for Agnes Wiunow

Agnes Wiunow

Collaborative Response Coordinator, Elk Island Catholic Schools
Agnes Wiunow has worked with EICS for the past 15 years as an educator, school facilitator and counsellor and currently serves as Collaborative Response Coordinator; a role shared between 2 pre K-4 schools in Sherwood Park. Agnes has a Master’s degree in school counselling and practical... Read More →
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Karen Antoniuk

Principal, Elk Island Catholic Schools
Karen Antoniuk has worked with Elk Island Catholic Schools  for the past 20 years as an educator, Alberta Initiative for School Improvement ( AISI) Consultant and currently works in Administration with EICS..  Karen brings with her a wealth of knowledge in effective practices for... Read More →
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Arlene Littlemore

Learning Associate, Jigsaw Learning Inc
Arlene Littlemore has been a teacher, assistant principal, principal, as well as a Division Technology Consultant with the AISI. During the past seven years, Arlene has successfully implemented the Collaborative Response Model into grades K-9, K-4 and 5-8 school structure. Arlene... Read More →


Monday May 13, 2019 2:30pm - 3:30pm MDT
Champlain Room

2:30pm MDT

Citizenship Education: From “Classroom-Ready” to “Classroom Engaged” A Progress Report On The Success Of Concentus Citizenship Education.
Citizenship education is an inoculant for hate. Integrating compassionate and responsible citizenship into K to 12 learning is a vital investment in a stable democracy of a critical thinking, socially responsible, inclusive citizens.

In 2012, work began in earnest to create a pedagogy of K to 12 citizenship education for Saskatchewan. With the support, input, and oversight of educators, educational stakeholders, and leaders close to home and around the world the Concentus Citizenship Education Resources were made “classroom-ready” in 2017.

Today, the resources and methodology have transitioned from “classroom-ready” to “classroom engaged”. Concentus’ partnerships with school divisions have taken citizenship resources and professional development into the classroom and demonstrated proof of concept for the vision of effective learning of the new “3 R’s”: rights, responsibility, respect.

This session presents insight on this success from each level of involvement including:
· ministerial support for the resource creation
· division administrators of the system wide integration
· educators teaching in the classroom.

For many years Judge David Arnot expressed his belief that as the “Rights Revolution” of the 20th century was created by lawyers in the courtroom, the “Responsibility Revolution” will be created by teachers in the classroom. Two years into practical, in-class take up of the Concentus Citizenship Education Resources, he updates that expression to say: The “Rights Revolution” is being created by teachers in the classroom.



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avatar for Rob Currie

Rob Currie

Deputy Minister of Education of Saskatchewan, Government of Saskatchewan
Rob Currie brings a wealth of education and community leadership experience to the education sector.  Utilizing broad experiences in strategic planning, implementing ministry, division and school improvement initiatives that create, grow and sustain effective student learning, Rob... Read More →
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Judge David Arnot

Judge Arnot was seconded from the Provincial Court of Saskatchewan to be Chief Commissioner for the Saskatchewan Human Rights Commission on January 15, 2009 for a five year term. On January 15, 2014, Judge Arnot was reappointed as Chief Commissioner for an additional five year term... Read More →
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Greg Chatlain

Director of Education/CEO, Greater Saskatoon Catholic Schools
Greg Chatlain is the Director of Education/CEO for the Greater Saskatoon Catholic School Division. As Director, he oversees all work of the school division from governance through to operations. He has also served the division in a wide variety of roles including teacher, principal... Read More →
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Dana Babey

Educational Consultant, Saskatoon Public Schools
Dana Babey has been a teacher for 24 years. Her current role as Educational Consultant involves planning and facilitating citizenship education in Saskatoon Public schools. As a teacher, she was among the first to bring citizenship education into her classroom. Dana has co-written... Read More →


Monday May 13, 2019 2:30pm - 3:30pm MDT
Alhambra Room

2:30pm MDT

Creating Communications to Inspire a Community.
Bringing technology into your school to enhance learning and teaching is only part of the equation for a successful initiative. It’s equally important to tell stories about the change you’re making to capture the hearts and minds of your community. The new Communication Kit for Education Leaders by Apple helps leaders create a strategic communications plan and assets to engage key stakeholders. This hands-on session leverages Apple creation apps to start attendees creating high quality, beautiful assets for social media, presentations, and newsletters. Please bring your iPad for this session; some iPad devices will be provided for attendee use.



Speakers
avatar for Don Orth

Don Orth

marketing, Apple Inc.
Don OrthWW Education Markets Leadership Programs ManagerApple Inc. Don Orth is part of the Worldwide Education team at Apple, responsible for education leadership programs. He supports leadership at all levels, from ministries of education to principals, in building effective strategies... Read More →


Monday May 13, 2019 2:30pm - 3:30pm MDT
Baron Shaughnessy Room

2:30pm MDT

EdTech Capability Workshop: Build More Effective Technology Plans
Join this collaborative, interactive workshop and learn about 22 capabilities that influence the results schools get from their learning technologies. As part of this session, you’ll reflect on your school system’s EdTech capability and receive a personalized profile based on your self-evaluation.

Start by completing your self-evaluation at bit.ly/2J7hvxu.

A synthesis of EdTech practices from around the world identified 22 capabilities that factor into schools’ ability to leverage technology effectively. Understanding your EdTech capability can help you plan and prioritize technology strategies for greater impact.

In the workshop, you’ll learn how to use your EdTech capability profile for more effective, data-driven planning. You’ll learn how the 22 capabilities draw on insights from the Friday Institute, Naace, ISTE, the OECD and many others to provide an actionable model for:
  • Strategic technology planning
  • Integrating technology in teaching and learning
  • Professional development
  • Technology and infrastructure management

Speakers
avatar for Sarah Richards

Sarah Richards

Global Education Strategist
Digital transformation is a key strategy for school systems around the world who seek to equip their students with the skills to build a better future. Bringing technology into teaching and learning can be incredibly powerful, but success is not a one-ingredient recipe. I work with... Read More →
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Giancarlo Brotto

Global Education Strategist, Catalyst
I keep my pulse on those that shape the future of education - thought leaders, researchers, policy organizations, gov. departments of education, and high level education officials to gain insight and influence trends in the k-12 education space. Currently: Advisory Board, The Study... Read More →
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Jeff Lowe

Executive Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer - SMART Technologies


Monday May 13, 2019 2:30pm - 3:30pm MDT
D.C. Coleman

2:30pm MDT

Effects of Transdisciplinary Learning on Adults’ Perceptions of Learning and Professional Implementation
Educational practice informed by transdisciplinary research can provide school administrators with a deeper understanding of educational theory and practice. This presentation shares a transdisciplinary perspective of learning derived from the domains: cognitive psychology, neuroscience, and language. Results from Thul’s dissertation study which investigated the impact that an adult learning class with a transdisciplinary perspective of learning had on adult learners’ perceptions of learning and implementation strategies will be highlighted.

Speakers
avatar for Matt Thul

Matt Thul

Doctoral Research Fellow, University of Portland
Matt Thul is working as a doctoral research fellow at the University of Portland. He recently received his Ed.D. in Educational Leadership with a concentration in Neuroeducation. He has presented locally and nationally on topics including: student and teacher-related trauma, effective... Read More →


Monday May 13, 2019 2:30pm - 3:30pm MDT
David O'Brien Room

2:30pm MDT

Leadership Lessons from Finland and Alberta
In 2010, the initial partnership between high schools, their teachers, students and administrators in Finland and Alberta began. The original question of “What makes a great school for all?” continues today in the minds, hearts and cultures of participants – even for those of us whom have changed schools or entered into the partnership in the second phase. And pushing the TS Eliot quote above even further, this remains a question of ‘…how far [two or more] can go”.  Since 2016, a new cohort of Finnish and Alberta high schools have extended this partnership.  Come and hear from both Finnish and Canadian principal colleagues about the richness of an international partnership and its effects on our leadership and our schools.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Matt Christison

Dr. Matt Christison

Principal Robert Thirsk High School, Calgary Board of Education
Dr. Matt Christison has been in the Calgary Board of Education for 54 years - as a student, a teacher and administrator. Collaboration and partnerships are essential components of his work and learning,
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Jana Macdonald

Principal, Bowness High School, Calgary Board of Education
Jana Macdonald has worked with the Calgary Board of Education for 22 years and is currently the Principal of Bowness High School. She is passionate about staff collaboration, building community, learning from others' perspectives and student voice/advocacy/empowerment. She loves... Read More →


Monday May 13, 2019 2:30pm - 3:30pm MDT
Theatre

2:30pm MDT

Leading support for students with a disability in diverse settings
Precis:

How can leaders lead to deliver equitable outcomes for students with disability in a system spread across a huge, decentralised geographic area? Like Alberta, Queensland is a state with a huge geographic footprint with great diversity of educational settings. This workshop looks at some key principles underpinning support for students with disability, and how leaders can enact these across diverse settings.

Our pitch:

Instructional and relational leadership interact to do what needs to be done to allow staff and students to reach their full potential. With students with a disability representing 30% of our student population (verified by national data), Queensland has been plunged into an explicit inclusion agenda over the past year. The experiences of leaders at the system and school level will inform actions for principals in many systems in leading teachers and learners down a new path of expectations not always supported by resourcing.


Speakers
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Kevin Bates

Kevin is the President of the Queensland Teachers’ Union. He has portfolio responsibility for disability support and education among a wide range of policy areas. Kevin brings perspectives from systems leadership to the discussion of the role of principals in leading an inclusive... Read More →
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Rebecca Hack

Rebecca is the Queensland Teachers' Union's Professional Development Officer. She has a long history as a primary school principal in the provincial city of Rockhampton, Queensland.
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Andrew Thompson

Andrew is a senior principal and rank-and-file union leader. His career has been dedicated to working with students with disability in special schools across Queensland.


Monday May 13, 2019 2:30pm - 3:30pm MDT
Ivor Petrak Room

2:30pm MDT

less me...MORE WE: A Collective Approach to School Improvement
Collective Efficacy is not a way of leading, it is a belief in leading. It is leveraging the strengths and wisdom as a collective group to get the best results from one another in the daily interactions of staff. The intent of this session is to share practical research and actions that can support how a principal works side-by-side with teachers to facilitate effective change leading to greater results in productivity and team dynamics.

Speakers
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Arief Ebrahim

Principal
Dr. Arief Ebrahim has enjoyed opportunities to serve as a school leader in both Elementary and Junior High School settings.  He has instructed at two Alberta Post Secondary institutions in the Faculty of Education. To broaden his contribution to the field, he served on the Executive... Read More →


Monday May 13, 2019 2:30pm - 3:30pm MDT
Alberta Room

2:30pm MDT

Leveraging Mid-Level Leaders to Impact Teacher Practice and Student Learning
Education is a living practice (Friesen and Jardine, 2009) that requires us as professional educators to continuously examine how we can improve teaching and learning for today’s students. This session addresses the principal as a teacher leader “reimagining school leadership” and leveraging distributive leadership to effectively provide optimal learning for every student. The Calgary Board of Education’s collaborative leadership development model has been intentionally designed to promote systemic coherence and leadership practice to improve student learning. The collaborative model is transforming leadership practices and administrative teams in a large school jurisdiction to better action shared priorities, values and provincial standards. We will share evidence showing the relationship between leadership actions and impact on teaching practice and student learning.

Speakers
avatar for Kim Hackman

Kim Hackman

Kim Hackman is a System Principal in the Leadership and Learning department in the Calgary Board of Education. Previously, he was a school-based Principal in the Calgary Board of Education of a large urban high school.  He has 28 years of experience as a teacher and instructional... Read More →
avatar for Ann Ard

Ann Ard

Director, Leadership and Learning, Calgary Board of Education
Ann Ard is the Director of Leadership and Learning 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... Read More →
avatar for Dallas Wheeler

Dallas Wheeler

System Principal, Calgary Board of Education
Dallas Wheeler is a System Principal in the Leadership and Learning Department of the Calgary Board of Education. Prior to assuming this position, she was a school based principal and an educator and leader with over 30 years of experience with the CBE. Her master's research was focused... Read More →
avatar for Zoe Serediuk

Zoe Serediuk

Zoe Serediuk is a System Principal in the Learning and Learning Department of the Calgary Board of Education and is highly committed to supporting and developing leaders throughout the school district. Over her 28-year career with the CBE she has fulfilled a number of roles including... Read More →


Monday May 13, 2019 2:30pm - 3:30pm MDT
New Brunswick Room

2:30pm MDT

Reimagining Catholic School Leadership in the 21st Century
This core conversation session will focus on the use of protocols to engage all participants in important conversation about the changing role of Catholic School leaders as spiritual and instructional leaders in the 21st Century.  All are welcome!

I think there are two critical issues facing Catholic School Leaders in current times. The first is the need for preparation of Catholic leaders who first and foremost can serve as spiritual leaders, in partnership with local clergy and the leadership within the school and parish in which they serve. Secondly, there is a push for greater accountability for all school leaders, both public and Catholic/private, to become transformational leaders in relation to first and second order change initiatives, including 21st C curriculum/instruction, organizational change, and building coherence within our schools. Catholic school leaders, like their public school colleagues, are in search of professional opportunities to improve their practice in all of these areas. My hope is that this core conversation can validate the areas of strongest interest and need for our current and future Catholic school leaders.

Speakers
avatar for Patricia (Pat) Thompson, EdD

Patricia (Pat) Thompson, EdD

Instructor/Coordinator of Administrator Leadership/Catholic Leadership Program, University of Portland SOE
Dr. Patricia Thompson, EdD, has served as an educator in the State of Oregon for 44 years, including 25 years as a secondary principal in Catholic and Public Schools, 3 years as a central office administrator, and as a professor and coordinator of preliminary administrator licensure... Read More →


Monday May 13, 2019 2:30pm - 3:30pm MDT
Frontenac Room

2:30pm MDT

Social Justice Initiatives at School: Seizing the Moment!
I will spend my session reviewing four social justice initiatives that sprung directly from student needs including an American Sign Language student cohort; an electric guitar building club that raised $175K for 65 charities and a Human Rights Shark Tank. The session will be about building leader capacity with several opportunities for participants to look at their own context and come up with workable ideas.

Speakers
avatar for Wayne Davies

Wayne Davies

Vice-Principal, Steinbach Regional Secondary School
Wayne Davies is an educational leader with 28 years of experience ranging from the classroom to the board office and lots of places in between. He began his career in BC on the Lax Kw’alaams Reserve, eventually returning to his home province of Manitoba working in rural and urban... Read More →


Monday May 13, 2019 2:30pm - 3:30pm MDT
Norquay Room

3:30pm MDT

Break and Transition to Concurrent Sessions
Delegates move from keynote sessions or concurrent sessions to the next concurrent session of their choosing.

Monday May 13, 2019 3:30pm - 3:45pm MDT
Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel Banff, AB T0L, Canada

3:45pm MDT

Avoiding Moves to Innocence - Principal support of TRC Calls to Action
Education has been widely touted as the key to reconciliation.  Yet, the problematic under-representation of Indigenous peoples within the teaching profession means that non-Indigenous principals have been largely tasked with supporting the implementation of Calls to Action in Canadian schools. How then might non-Indigenous principals go about doing so in ethical and authentic ways? Drawing on data collected as part of an ongoing SSHRC funded study, Pamela troubles token settler engagement and highlights the importance of relationship, reciprocity, and Indigenous community leadership as integral components of reframing traditional hierarchies and colonial constructions of authority in schools.

Speakers
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Pamela Osmond-Johnson

Assistant Professor, University of Regina
Pamela Osmond-Johnson is a former K-12 teacher and school leader, originally from Newfoundland. She is currently an assistant professor of Education at the University of Regina


Monday May 13, 2019 3:45pm - 4:45pm MDT
Champlain Room

3:45pm MDT

Empowering Students to Find Their Voice
This session will discuss the processes through which the students at Bowness and Robert Thirsk High Schools have come together to respond to the question "what makes a great school for all?" Using local and international relationships to reflect on the learning environments in their own schools, students were inspired to seek feedback from their peers and have begun to create meaningful changes within their schools. The development of leadership capabilities in the students has empowered our students to become leaders in schools and in our international partnerships.


Speakers
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Brian Cheney

Brian Cheney has been an English Language Arts teacher with the Calgary Board of Education for twelve years. He is passionate about helping students find their voice in order to become engaged in their own learning
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Lori Gale

Learning Leader, Calgary Board of Education
Lori Gale is a high school Social Studies teacher in Calgary. She is extremely passionate about task design and assessment practises, and student empowerment.


Monday May 13, 2019 3:45pm - 4:45pm MDT
Norquay Room

3:45pm MDT

Forging Computational Superstars: The Fort McMurray Success Story
In Spring 2014, one of Said El Majdani's students at Westwood Community High School in Fort McMurray asked him with some after-school tutoring support to learn C++. He was quickly joined by his other student friends. Soon, Said had more than 15 students asking for help learning to code. The unofficial coding club started with four old computers, which the students had sourced and fixed themselves. Now, Westwood has three labs dedicated to computer sciences and robotics, which include 3D printers, augmented reality devices, virtual reality devices, phone applications, a dedicated server for students to learn information security protocols on, and more. As they learned, the students started sharing their learning with others, and began teaching STEM to other elementary and college-level students. Westwood students have now given workshops at Keyano College about web design, python, open computer vision, and artificial intelligence. Many have taken on paid contracts from local businesses, and are working with local governments to build apps for them. And several of Said's students have been accepted into University of Waterloo engineering programs, with one winning a $100,000 scholarship to attend. In this session, Said will describe the progression of STEM interest in his school, where nearly half of the student population has now signed up for optional computing courses. What is the secret to Westwood's success, and how can it be replicated in other schools? NB an article about our program : https://www.cybera.ca/news-and-events/tech-radar/forging-computational-superstars-the-fort-mcmurray-success-story/ an interview in Huffington Post Canada about Automation challenge and preparing the students: https://www.msn.com/en-ca/video/news/said-el-mejdani-prepares-next-generation-oil-sands-workers-for-automation/vi-BBPMSlp?ocid=mailsignout

Speakers
avatar for Said El Mejdani

Said El Mejdani

Teacher, Westwood
Said El Mejdani holds a Bsc. Math from Ibn Toufail University in Kenitra, Morocco, a B.Ed from Ecole Normal Superieur in Rabat, Morocco, a Master’s Degree in Computer Science from the Univesity of Sherbrook, Canada.He has also completed four years of research as a PHD candidate... Read More →


Monday May 13, 2019 3:45pm - 4:45pm MDT
Theatre

3:45pm MDT

From Foes to Bros: Fostering meaningful leadership through collaboration
Principals of two former rival high schools share their journey through healing wounds, building staff and student capacity and building bridges between the two schools, resulting in a unique and rich partnership.  Hear how an action mindset, which enables individuals and groups to reach beyond present limitations and realities, transforms barriers into frontiers.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Matt Christison

Dr. Matt Christison

Principal Robert Thirsk High School, Calgary Board of Education
Dr. Matt Christison has been in the Calgary Board of Education for 54 years - as a student, a teacher and administrator. Collaboration and partnerships are essential components of his work and learning,
avatar for Jana Macdonald

Jana Macdonald

Principal, Bowness High School, Calgary Board of Education
Jana Macdonald has worked with the Calgary Board of Education for 22 years and is currently the Principal of Bowness High School. She is passionate about staff collaboration, building community, learning from others' perspectives and student voice/advocacy/empowerment. She loves... Read More →


Monday May 13, 2019 3:45pm - 4:45pm MDT
New Brunswick Room

3:45pm MDT

Hero to Host - A Journey Towards Re-imagining Leadership
From Hero to Host: A Journey to Re-Imagining Leadership.
This is the story of a school superintendent who proposes to the Board of Trustees, in her employment interview, that a rural context is not an excuse for poor student achievement results. She suggests, based on in-depth leadership research that a reimagined leadership development program focused on strategic capacity building, positively changes students’ learning experiences and high stakes performance results.
Over a two year period, the Superintendent and her colleagues, Deputy Superintendent Karen Shipka, and Circle Practitioner/Facilitator Katharine Weinmann, have brought this proposal to life, creating incredible, data supported, learning shifts through their reimagined school leadership development approach.
Margaret Wheatley’s 2010 article, Leadership in the Age of Complexity: From Hero to Host is the metaphor that underpins this narrative fostering the idea of hosting conversations versus taking the role of hero.   We hope our story will resonate with you as you engage in your own culture shift.

Speakers
avatar for Karen Shipka

Karen Shipka

Deputy Superintendent, Grande Yellowhead Public School Division
Karen's leadership journey has been diverse and full of exciting learning. Beginning in Edmonton Catholic Schools as a teacher and curriculum consultant then moving to Alberta Education where she led a province-wide laptop learning initiative before becoming a senior manager and director... Read More →
avatar for Carolyn Lewis

Carolyn Lewis

Superintendent, Grande Yellowhead Public School Division
Carolyn Lewis is the Superintendent of Schools and Chief Executive Officer for Grande Yellowhead Public School Division. Ms. Lewis has maintained an exemplary record over a thirty-two year period as an educator in Alberta. She has excelled as a teacher, an assistant principal, a principal... Read More →
avatar for Katharine Weinmann

Katharine Weinmann

Founder-Principal, Panache Consulting
Believing that leadership is an “inside job,” Katharine supports educational leaders to attend to their inner lives as a valuable and necessary source of kind, clear and creative response to the role’s complex challenges. As a professional facilitator and process designer with... Read More →


Monday May 13, 2019 3:45pm - 4:45pm MDT
D.C. Coleman

3:45pm MDT

Ideas are Easy, Implementation is Hard: A Guide to the Successful Implementation of New Ideas
This session will provide delegates with the opportunity to explore how a school's culture and the beliefs and actions of school leaders within the culture of the school determine the ability to implement purposeful change. The session will include an examination of how implementation is  shaped by our own philosophical leanings, both technical and fluid, as well as include an examination of the research based factors that most influence successful and most importantly, lasting improvement in schools. Participants will leave with a deeper understanding of how they personally can influence and change professional habits in their place of work; a key to successful implementation of new ideas. "Cause we can't improve unless we change..."

Speakers
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Laura Zimmerman

Laura Zimmerman is a recently retired school principal from the Pembina Trails School Division in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Laura's career in education is founded on twenty-three years as a classroom teacher followed by fifteen years in the role of teaching vice-principal and principal... Read More →


Monday May 13, 2019 3:45pm - 4:45pm MDT
Frontenac Room

3:45pm MDT

International Learning Beyond Borders
This session will have guest panelists from Alberta and China share about their recent work in establishing strong student and teacher international learning partnerships between schools. Panelists will speak to the value of the shared learning experiences that students, teachers and administrators have in working across borders to enhance teaching and learning. More than just an exchange program, this discussion will focus on what makes this learning opportunity unique and different, building life-long relationships between participants. A strong leadership and learning component will be part of the discussion and questions will be welcome from the audience as part of the presentation.

Speakers
avatar for Mark McWhinnie

Mark McWhinnie

Assistant Superintendent - Learning Services, Wolf Creek Public Schools
Mark has over 20 years of experience as an educator, school administrator, technology leader and systems leader with learning in Wolf Creek Public Schools. Leading a team of education and support staff, Mark has led various initiatives that supports learning innovation in schools... Read More →
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Sean Lougheed

Director of Learning Services, Wolf Creek Public Schools
As an educator, previous school administrator, district leader and now Director of Learning with Wolf Creek Public Schools, Sean brings almost 20 years of experience in Alberta classrooms. Throughout his experience, Sean has worked with many forms of teaching and learning models from face-to-face to digital video conferences where students have thrived. Sean’s deep knowledge of curriculum and pedagogy... Read More →


Monday May 13, 2019 3:45pm - 4:45pm MDT
Alhambra Room

3:45pm MDT

Inviting Innovative Practice
Education that empowers students to look critically at our world, to ask questions, to build new understanding, and to create solutions that will be valued by society is essential for today's complex world. How can we support teachers as they work towards creating learning experiences that will lead all students to successfully reach this vision? In this session, I share my experience as a teacher, wrestling with innovative and creative practices, and my experience as a school leader working to create a school culture of collaboration, learning and possibility. Examples of school structures, timetabling, individual conversations, storytelling, team meetings, Professional Development sessions, and resources to encourage reflective, responsive practice and continuous growth will be explored.

Speakers
avatar for Glenys MacLeod

Glenys MacLeod

Vice-principal, Pembina Trails School Division
Glenys MacLeod is a Vice-principal with Pembina Trails School Division and a course instructor with the Faculty of Education at the University of Manitoba. Glenys is interested in innovative and creative teaching and learning that supports the inclusion of all students.


Monday May 13, 2019 3:45pm - 4:45pm MDT
Sir Edward Beatty Room

3:45pm MDT

Leadership Lessons: The little things that make a big difference
Often times, the management side of running a school trumps what we all want to focus on and that is to lead.  “Lessons learned” has become the foundation to all Maureen's interactions with staff, students and parents. In this session, Maureen will share tips to administrators so that they can see that they CAN design how they run their school so that more time can be given to the important work of leading. These tips come from the daily lessons Maureen has learned from students, colleagues and parents over the past 26 years that has enhanced both her management and leadership skills.

Speakers
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Maureen Ference

Association Instructor, Alberta Teachers' Association
Maureen is the principal of Glendon School, a Pre-K to Grade 12 rural school, and Pine Meadows Hutterite School. She also served as principal of a middle school for 14 years and an Assistant Principal of a junior/senior high school. As a member of the Association Administrator Instructors... Read More →


Monday May 13, 2019 3:45pm - 4:45pm MDT
David O'Brien Room

3:45pm MDT

Learning space contributing to the process of global competencies
The massive and evolving changes in the world require the educational system to reflect seriously on developing competencies needed in this modern society. Also, industries have transformed their physical spaces and processes nurturing communication, collaboration and problem solves the challenge of innovations. This research, conducted in a school in New Brunswick, Canada, examines the link between the characteristics of the learning space and the development of competencies. Starting with the research question: How does a learning space contribute to the process of computational thinking, this study aims to explicitly explain the process of computational thinking and to identify the characteristics of the learning space contributing to the process.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Mario Chiasson

Dr. Mario Chiasson

Dr. Mario Chiasson is known for his practical insights on learning innovation. As the founder of My Learning My Space, Mario has helped countless organizations and institutions (schools, districts, ministries, colleges, universities, business and communities) to navigate through disruptive... Read More →
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Gregg

Superintendent, Anglophone East School District


Monday May 13, 2019 3:45pm - 4:45pm MDT
Baron Shaughnessy Room

3:45pm MDT

Reimagining District Support for Schools: A Responsive & Systematic Approach
Fort Vermilion School District leadership team have embarked on a collaborative process to provide systematic and responsive support for their school teams.  This approach focuses on district priorities and supporting school leadership to enhance their skills in those priorities which in turn builds capacity with teachers and results in a greater degree of success for students. Just as schools design and implement processes to support students, districts can set up similar processes to design and implement support for schools. The systematic and responsive processes and structures at the district level provides an excellent platform for monitoring, communicating and deploying the supports provided by districts to schools in achieving their strategic plans and improving student learning.

Speakers
avatar for Kathryn Kirby

Kathryn Kirby

Assistant Superintendent, Fort Vermilion School Division #52
Kathryn Kirby is the Assistant Superintendent of Learning for the Fort Vermilion School Division. Kathryn is an ardent advocate for collaboration and effective provision of supports for all children and youth  to enhance their potential for success. Her current portfolio includes... Read More →
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Lorna Hewson

Lead Learner/Co-Founder, Jigsaw Learning Inc
Lorna Hewson is an award-winning educator with leadership experience at the classroom, school, district and provincial levels. Lorna’s experiences have included learning support and inclusion, effective assessment and grading, pyramid of interventions development, curriculum implementation... Read More →
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Karen Smith

Supervisor of Learning Services, Fort Vermilion School Division
Karen Smith obtained her B.Ed from the University of Lethbridge.  Through the years she held a number of different roles within FVSD;  Teacher, AISI Lead Teacher, Assistant Principal, Principal, and Career Counselor. She completed her Masters in Educational Leadership through San... Read More →
avatar for Michael McMann

Michael McMann

Fort Vermillion School Division No. 52
Michael McMann is the Superintendent of Schools for the Fort Vermilion School Division. Among others, he has held the positions of teacher, school-based administrator, Assistant Superintendent and Superintendent over his 20+ years in the education field. Throughout his career, Mike... Read More →


Monday May 13, 2019 3:45pm - 4:45pm MDT
Van Horne Ballroom

3:45pm MDT

School Leaders & Bullying: An Innovative Research Partnership for Safe and Inclusive Workplaces in Public Education
The Manitoba Teachers’ Society (MTS) is a provincial collective bargaining and professional development organization representing 15,000 public school teachers. To support our work and funded by a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) grant, MTS partnered with the University of Winnipeg  to develop an innovative, research-practice collaborative focused on the prevention of workplace bullying and mistreatment and the promotion of safe and inclusive schools.  The project involved collaboration with Canadian and international scholars to jointly shape the research approach tailored to our context for evidence-informed practices and policies toward effective prevention and intervention.  With legislative changes spurring organizations to provide psychologically and physically safe workplaces, we used dual practical/regulatory—research/scientific perspectives to implement the partnership. We will use the results for bargaining and advocacy toward improved well-being and worklife quality for educators.

The paper will:
  • Describe the innovative, partnered approach used to generate evidence about workplace bullying and mistreatment in Manitoba to support prevention policies, practices and initiatives. 
  • Place the study within a broader context to highlight how this issue is a serious organizational and social problem noting that the scope and impact in Canada are unclear because most studies are cross-sectional with small datasets.  Consequently, the work of this research collaborative represents a significant contribution to better understanding issues of bullying and mistreatment within Canada.
  • Explore the role of school leaders within the school setting as recipients of bullying and key actors within policy development and prevention. 
  • Whether certain employees or groups of employees run greater risks of exposure to bullying and mistreatment along with factors related to seeking help. 
  • Describe the methodology and research around the use of educator-focussed surveys and focus group interviews to learn about MTS members’ experiences from multiple perspectives: target, observer, and perpetrator.
  • Describe how results can guide decision and policy support as well as practice change where needed through collective bargaining and collaboration where possible with Superintendent groups and School Boards


Speakers
avatar for Norm Gould

Norm Gould

President, The Manitoba Teachers' Society
Norm Gould is the President of The Manitoba Teachers’ Society (MTS), Vice-Chair of the Manitoba Teachers’ Retirement Allowances Fund (TRAF) Board of Directors and is a Director of The Canadian Teachers’ Federation (CTF). Norm has extensive training in governance, fiduciary... Read More →


Monday May 13, 2019 3:45pm - 4:45pm MDT
Frontenac Room

3:45pm MDT

Supportive Accountability - Collaborative Response at the Core of System Change
Mark and Kurtis will share how the structures of the Collaborative Response Model, coupled with the principles of Supportive Accountability, have produced renewed commitment to true collaborative action that have benefited the students of Medicine Hat Public School Division.  They will share how Principals, serving as “Lead Learners”, have broadened their reach by intentionally engaging a broader range of informal leaders in the shaping of school vision and in creating solutions to seemingly intractable problems.Finally they will share critical elements of system structure and leadership bias that have served as catalysts for system reform.


Speakers
avatar for Mark Davidson

Mark Davidson

Superintendent, Medicine Hat Public School Division
Mark is serving in his 27th year in public education.  For 23 of these years he has served as an administrator.  From his early time as the Vice-principal in a small, rural elementary school through service as Principal of several rural and urban high schools to his current role... Read More →
avatar for Kurtis Hewson

Kurtis Hewson

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



Monday May 13, 2019 3:45pm - 4:45pm MDT
Alberta Room

3:45pm MDT

The 4 Essential Roles of Leadership – Coaching Potential
As leaders we have the ability to unleash talent and capability by focusing on the 4 essential leadership roles we play. The 4 essential roles are to Inspire Trust, Create Vision, Execute Strategy and Coach Potential. Great leaders consciously lead themselves and their teams in alignment with these roles, laying the foundation for effective leadership.    

In this inspiring, interactive session, you will learn how, effective leaders can develop the leadership potential in others and improve performance through consistent feedback and coaching. 

Without leaders who can connect the efforts of their team to the critical objectives of their system or school, no system or school has ever become great.

This session supports the following professional practice standard competencies: 

  •  Building / Fostering Effective Relationships (SLQS, LQS TQS ) 
  • Modelling / Engaging Commitment to Professional Learning (SLQS & LQS & TQS) 
  •  Embodying Visionary Leadership (SLQS & LQS & TQS) 
  • Leading Learning Community (SLQS & LQS & TQS ) 
  • Providing Instructional Leadership (LQS) 
  • Developing Leadership Capacity (LQS) 
  • Managing School Operations (LQS) 
  •  Understanding and Responding to the Larger Context (LQS) 

Speakers
avatar for Kelly Johnson

Kelly Johnson

Coach, FranklinCovey
Coaching and Leadership Development in Education


Monday May 13, 2019 3:45pm - 4:45pm MDT
Ivor Petrak Room

5:00pm MDT

Conference Centre Bus to Rimrock Resort Hotel
Shuttle FROM  the Banff Springs Hotel TO The Rimrock Resort Hotel




Monday May 13, 2019 5:00pm - 6:00pm MDT
Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel Banff, AB T0L, Canada
 
Tuesday, May 14
 

6:45am MDT

Rimrock Resort Hotel Bus to Conference Centre
Shuttle FROM the Rimrock Resort Hotel TO the Banff Springs Hotel




Tuesday May 14, 2019 6:45am - 7:30am MDT
Rimrock Resort Hotel Improvement District No. 9, AB T0L, Canada

7:00am MDT

9:00am MDT

Keynote Presentation: #ConstructEd
Based on his new, best selling book, Education: A Manifesto for Change, Richard will explore some of the issues, experiences and challenges we face as educators and leaders as we move deeper in to the 21st Century. He will stress the importance of a more collaborative and constructive vision for the future of education as we move forward in to the unknown; highlighting the importance of human leadership, expanded thinking and positive action. Richard will share insights gained from his own career as an educator and the work he has done in elite sport and dynamic, global organisations.

Speakers
avatar for Richard Gerver

Richard Gerver

Inspirational Leader, Richard Gerver
Richard Gerver has been described as one of the most inspirational leaders of his generation. He is an award-winning speaker, bestselling author and world-renowned thinker. Richard began his career in education, most notably as headmaster of the failing Grange Primary School. In... Read More →


Tuesday May 14, 2019 9:00am - 10:30am MDT
Van Horne Ballroom

9:00am MDT

10:30am MDT

Break and Transition to Concurrent Sessions
Tuesday May 14, 2019 10:30am - 11:00am MDT
Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel Banff, AB T0L, Canada

11:00am MDT

A Leadership Adventure - Five New Zealand schools collaborate to create a model for the future.
He aha te kai o te rangatira? He Korero, he korero, he korero What is the food of the leader? It is knowledge. It is communication. Five Dunedin schools have reimagined their view of curriculum and leadership. The New Zealand education landscape has changed significantly following the removal of a system of National Standards. This has allowed schools to rediscover a curriculum full of opportunity and engagement. The group has seized this opportunity to work together to create an exciting curriculum and professional development model where leaders, teachers and students enjoy learning reimagined. With a shared vision and collaborative leadership, the schools have created a model for autonomous school improvement. In this session we will explore a model for change and the elements that have contributed to the project success and discuss the following questions: How can a shared vision create new learning for school leaders? What skills and capabilities will our students need to respond to a changing world? How can project based learning grow opportunities and engagement for our students? How can we support and grow teacher confidence and capability in Project based learning? Join us to hear how this project has transformed learning and leadership in five Dunedin schools.

Speakers
avatar for Andrew Hunter

Andrew Hunter

Principal, Balmacewen Intermediate School
25 years as principal.Curriculum design, leadership mentoring. Rugby coach.
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Brian Filipo

Principal, Halfway Bush School
Brian is a well regarded Principal in Dunedin and his leadership experience in running the largest cultural festival for Maori and Pasifika students in the country is a great asset.  Brian is the Principal at Halfway Bush School.
avatar for Simon Clarke

Simon Clarke

Principal, Kaikorai School
Simon has been the Principal of Kaikorai Primary School for the last seven years in Dunedin, New Zealand.  He has a passion for fostering change and  developing teachers skills and confidence from the bottom up through the use of Action Research.  He has spoken internationally... Read More →
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Verity Harlick

Verity is an experienced Principal and her outstanding work has been recognised by her colleagues by being voted onto the executive of the Otago Principals Association.   Verity is  Principal at Maori Hill School.
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Chris Smith

Principal, Wakari School
Chris has been a Principal at both small and large schools throughout the South Island and is currently the Principal at Wakari School.  He has an interest in collaborative teaching and school design for learning.


Tuesday May 14, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm MDT
Alberta Room

11:00am MDT

As a School Leader... How do you know your school is safe, caring, respectful and welcoming?
Safe and Caring Schools & Communities is a non-profit organization that exists to support schools and school communities to become safe, caring, respectful and welcoming; where each child can grow to be a respectful and responsible citizen. Safe and Caring Schools & Communities has developed a service that is available for all schools across Alberta to support school leaders in determining to what extent their schools are safe, caring, respectful and welcoming.  This service is in the form of a Safe and Caring School Audit, where the school goes through a process that results in data that evidences and provides celebrations, areas for growth and recommendations in each of the categories of safe, caring, respectful and welcoming.   The Audit process in comprehensive and engages school leaders, staff, students and parents.  It is comprised of surveys and interviews that elicit the current reality in the four areas (safe, caring, respectful and welcoming.)   Data is collected then collated by the University of Alberta and reports are generated for schools.  The audit process goes a step further and  provides best practice, current recommendations for school leaders, staff, students and parents.   Alberta Schools have been given a strong mandate regarding ensuring that schools are safe, caring, respectful and welcoming but these are areas that are difficult to measure.  The new Alberta Education Professional Practice Standards also require teachers, leaders and system leaders to "create a welcoming, caring, respectful and safe learning environments."  The Society for  Safe and Caring Schools & Communities School Audit can  support schools along this journey.   Those who attend this session will get a deeper explanation of the components, process and deliverables of the Safe and Caring School Audit.

Speakers
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Leslie Ronaldson

Safe and Caring Schools & Communites
Leslie Ronaldson is the Executive Director for The Society of Safe and Caring Schools and Communities.
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Amber Hester

Amber Hester, is currently a Program Coordinator with the Society for Safe and Caring Schools and Communities.  She is the lead on the Alberta Safe and Caring Schools Audit Project.  She has been in education for over 20 years. Amber has held a variety of leadership positions in... Read More →


Tuesday May 14, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm MDT
Ivor Petrak Room

11:00am MDT

Designing the 'new normal' for preschool to post school learning
Attendees to this session will learn how, in only its 3rd year, St Luke's Catholic College in Australia is leading the way by redesigning the 'new normal' for preschool to post school learning. In doing so, there has been a constant and ongoing need to review the leadership requirements to enable a thriving learning community where students deeply know who they are, what they can do and what their purpose is. This provides each student with the opportunity to become a creative contributor and innovative problems solver for a changing world.

Speakers
avatar for Greg Miller

Greg Miller

Greg Miller is a visionary educational leader with a strong desire to transform learning. With 15 years of senior leadership experience in school settings, Greg has served as Principal Leader of St Luke’s Catholic College, Marsden Park, Australia for the last 3 years. St Luke’s... Read More →


Tuesday May 14, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm MDT
Theatre

11:00am MDT

Global Education Insights and the Future of EdTech
Education systems around the globe are evolving to develop, not just students' cognitive capacities, but their social and emotional capacities as well.  Does technology help drive these outcomes? The world's data shows it hasn't, yet.  This interactive session explores how the most productive systems spend their money, how the most impactful teachers spend their time and how the EdTech space needs to evolve to improve outcomes.

Speakers
avatar for Giancarlo Brotto

Giancarlo Brotto

Global Education Strategist, Catalyst
I keep my pulse on those that shape the future of education - thought leaders, researchers, policy organizations, gov. departments of education, and high level education officials to gain insight and influence trends in the k-12 education space. Currently: Advisory Board, The Study... Read More →


Tuesday May 14, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm MDT
D.C. Coleman

11:00am MDT

Igniting Students’ Creativity at O’Chiese First Nation School
Learn how iPads can be an effective learning tool, igniting students’ creativity and unleashing their full learning potential. We will look at a variety of iPad apps and tools that can help support student learning across multiple subjects, in whole class and small groups. Attendees are requested to bring an iPad (iPads will be provided to those without) and an appetite for knowledge.

Speakers
avatar for Rachael Stone

Rachael Stone

Grade 4 Teacher & Tech Lead, O’Chiese First Nation School
Rachael Stone has been an educator for 10 years, teaching in Ontario, Northern Manitoba and Alberta. She currently works at O'Chiese First Nation School, where she is starting her fourth year as a Grade 4 Teacher and Technology Lead. She has a passion for educational technology and... Read More →


Tuesday May 14, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm MDT
Baron Shaughnessy Room

11:00am MDT

Leading Learning and Belief in Complex Schools
Precis:

The work of Principals is no more challenging than leading diverse and complex schools.  Unique and innovative programs can transform outcomes for children facing significant disadvantage and develop a strong belief in the ability of all students to be successful. Our co-presenters will share real experiences from their schools and facilitate a panel discussion on the things principals do that make a difference.

Our pitch:

Schools around the world share many common challenges and develop new and innovative solutions. These case studies from three diverse Queensland schools will provide insights into the role of instructional leadership in building strong teams focussed on delivering outcomes for students.

Speakers
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Rebecca Hack

Rebecca is the Queensland Teachers' Union's Professional Development Officer. She has a long history as a primary school principal in the provincial city of Rockhampton, Queensland.
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Kendall Seccombe

Primary School Principal, Millchester State School
Kendall is the principal of a small primary school in regional Queensland and has a history of instructional leadership in other similar schools. She is currently Principal of Millchester State School, a regional primary school of 186 students in Charters Towers, Queensland, Australia... Read More →
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Anne Rathmell

Anne is the Principal of Chinchilla State High School in south-west of Queensland and has a long history of leadership in regional schools. Anne is also a senior rank-and-file leader in the Queensland Teachers' Union.


Tuesday May 14, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm MDT
Champlain Room

11:00am MDT

Leading Through the Profession
President Ramsankar will share in this session, some of his experiences as an Federation/Association leader in education.  He will use examples of activities and actions taken as the Education Sector has changed with impacts from successive governments.  What is the role of a Teacher, an Administrator, a Union Leader?  He will share his views while in the roles he has had in the education sector and the impact they have had on his personal and professional development as a leader in education provincially, nationally and internationally.


Speakers
avatar for Mark Ramsankar

Mark Ramsankar

President, Canadian Teacher's Federation
H. Mark Ramsankar was elected as CTF president-designate in July 2016 after serving five terms as CTF vice-president. The past president of the Alberta Teachers’ Association was first elected in 2013 after two terms of service as ATA vice-president. He served as president of... Read More →


Tuesday May 14, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm MDT
New Brunswick Room

11:00am MDT

Principaling and the Hermeneutic Imagination
In this session, scholar and school administrator Amy Newman will share stories and insights into her journey of leading and living hermeneutically. Her interpretive stance has opened up possibilities for Principaling in radically different ways, as she explores what happens when we pay close attention to Gadamer’s "halt in the middle of the rush." Her work sidesteps reification, focusing instead on possibilities that interpretive work can open up -- often in unexpected, difficult and joyous ways.


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Amy Newman

Amy Newman is a musician, elementary school principal and doctoral student in the Faculty of Education at Simon Fraser University. She has become deeply  interested in educational philosophy, particularly the possibilities that hermeneutics offers to interpret the lifeworld of a... Read More →


Tuesday May 14, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm MDT
Gatehouse Foyer

11:00am MDT

RICHARD GERVER - Q & A
In this interactive concurrent session, Richard will share a little about his background and his journey and then invite participants to respond and ask questions that may be raised from his keynote or around his wider experiences in school innovation, change or success.

Speakers
avatar for Richard Gerver

Richard Gerver

Inspirational Leader, Richard Gerver
Richard Gerver has been described as one of the most inspirational leaders of his generation. He is an award-winning speaker, bestselling author and world-renowned thinker. Richard began his career in education, most notably as headmaster of the failing Grange Primary School. In... Read More →


Tuesday May 14, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm MDT
Sir Edward Beatty Room

11:00am MDT

Success and Well-Being: Opposites that Need to Attract
What’s the relationship between success and well-being for students and teachers? Is well-being a pre-requisite for academic success, or does success lead to well-being? Drawing on Professor Hargreaves’s recent research report and upcoming book, this workshop will engage participants with their own understandings of the relationship between well-being and success and introduce them to examples of how other schools and systems go about making the connection.

Speakers
avatar for Andy Hargreaves

Andy Hargreaves

Andy Hargreaves is Visiting Professor at the University of Ottawa and Research Professor in the Lynch School of Education at Boston College. He also holds Visiting Professorships at Hong Kong University and the University of Stavanger in Norway. Andy comes from a Northern mi... Read More →


Tuesday May 14, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm MDT
Alhambra Room

11:00am MDT

Well-Being and Mindfulness for Educators
Life is all about balance. Throughout this presentation, I will explore the Wellness Wheel and offer you practical suggestions on how you can better your life today. You will leave this conference feeling calmer, more grounded, and empowered to take on the world.

Speakers
avatar for Mike Pickles

Mike Pickles

Chair of Academic Upgrading, Northern Lakes College
Besides being an educator of 25 years, Mike Pickles is a published author of three motivational books; two entitled "Hug Someone You Love Today" and "Perfectly Imperfect." He is also a public speaker, delivering engaging talks on Health & Wellness and Motivation & Inspiration. His... Read More →


Tuesday May 14, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm MDT
Norquay Room

12:00pm MDT

Lunch
Lunch on Monday and Tuesday will be in the Cascade/Conservatory Rooms and also the Van Horne Ballroom.  If you have just attended a concurrent session in the main hotel your closest lunch venue is the Cascade/Conservatory.  If you attended a concurrent session in the conference centre then your closest lunch venue is the Van Horne Ballroom.

All delegates will need to make their way to the Van Horne Ballroom by 1 PM to participate in the afternoon keynote presentation each day.

A map to the hotel is available here: http://www.fairmont.com/uploadedfiles/sites/banff_springs/pdf/bsh_key_to_the_castle_map.pdf

Tuesday May 14, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm MDT
Cascade or Van Horne

1:00pm MDT

Keynote Presentation - Leading Together Through Collaborative Professionalism: the next educational frontier
Collaboration is the new chorus line of educational improvement.  Whether educators should collaborate is no longer an issue. Any profession worthy of its name depends upon people sharing their knowledge and expertise. The key question now is what are better and worse ways to collaborate? How do we design collaboration? What do we know about the relative merits of professional learning communities, lesson study, data teams, or school networks, for example? And how do we take promising designs from one place and use them effectively in another?

In this keynote, based on his recent book, Andy Hargreaves will inspire us not just to collaborate, but drawing on his research on different ways of collaborating in 5 countries, he will show us how to collaborate effectively with depth, focus, boldness and purpose.

Speakers
avatar for Andy Hargreaves

Andy Hargreaves

Andy Hargreaves is Visiting Professor at the University of Ottawa and Research Professor in the Lynch School of Education at Boston College. He also holds Visiting Professorships at Hong Kong University and the University of Stavanger in Norway. Andy comes from a Northern mi... Read More →


Tuesday May 14, 2019 1:00pm - 2:15pm MDT
Van Horne Ballroom

2:15pm MDT

Break and Transition to Concurrent Session
Tuesday May 14, 2019 2:15pm - 2:30pm MDT
Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel Banff, AB T0L, Canada

2:30pm MDT

Alberta-Iceland: Navigating the Risk, Outdoor (Free) Play & Self-Regulation
In this session three small/rural Alberta schools will share their findings from the first year of an ATA action research project that is being conducted in partnership with three Icelandic schools.  Participants will also be engaged in roundtable discussions of key global opportunities and challenges (e.g. mental health and wellness) impacting school communities around the world.

Speakers
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Ian Baxter

Principal Fox Creek School
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Phil McRae, PhD

Associate Coordinator - Research, Alberta Teachers' Association
Dr. Phil McRae is Executive Staff Officer and Associate Coordinator, Research with the Alberta Teachers' Association (ATA), and Adjunct Professor within the Faculty of Education at the University of Alberta, Canada where he earned his Ph.D. Phil is the past winner of the Alberta Excellence... Read More →
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Simon Pols

Principal, Rocky View Schools


Tuesday May 14, 2019 2:30pm - 3:30pm MDT
Alhambra Room

2:30pm MDT

Creating Space for Indigenous Student Success - Pre-Colonial Indigenous Organizational Theory & Systems
Indigenous knowledge is a powerful tool in reimagining school leadership.  We often speak of the effects of residential school forgetting the thousands of years of Indigenous knowledge that existed and thrived in our territories.  The delegates will attend this session with a clear vision of the beauty of Indigenous leadership and the understand that Indigenous knowledge is accessible to all

Speakers
avatar for Chris Scribe

Chris Scribe

Director of Indian Teacher Education Program, U of S
Chris Scribe, Nakota/Nehiyaw (Assiniboine/Cree) from the Carry the Kettle Nakoda Oyade, is grounded in his Indigenous culture, language and tradition. His worldview, foundationally built on the life teachings of his father and grandmother, Chris has become an advocate for Indigenous... Read More →


Tuesday May 14, 2019 2:30pm - 3:30pm MDT
Sir Edward Beatty Room

2:30pm MDT

Growing Structures for School Improvement
This session will share the process of how the principal can create a school-wide growth mindset focused on shared leadership and collaborative inquiry that is data-driven and where student learning and achievement is tied to adult professional growth and success.

Too often school leaders are told that they have an impossible job. Instead we need to see models of how school leaders can build systems and a school-wide culture that allows instructional leadership to flourish. We need to reimagine the principalship. This session will provide a model of systems thinking that has the possibility of connecting many better practices and showing how those practices can be implemented successfully in the field.

Speakers
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Susan Palmer

Resource teacher, Anglophone west school district
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Crista Sprague

Crista Sprague (BA, BEd, MEd) has over twenty years of experience as an educator. She has taught at all grade levels, has served as both a district math and science Learning Specialist and a Department of Education and Early Childhood Development Learning Specialist leading the New... Read More →
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Angela Stephenson

Vice-Principal, Meduxnekeag Consolidated School
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Krista Webb-Scheers

Guidance Counsellor
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Angela Wilson

Grade 3 Teacher, Anglophone West School District


Tuesday May 14, 2019 2:30pm - 3:30pm MDT
Theatre

2:30pm MDT

Lead With Your Heart, so You Don't Lose Your Mind
Ross Greene said, "If kids could do better, they would". Larry Tomiyama got to work with the most severe behavioral students in his district. Participants will find out how teaching teachers to think differently about these vulnerable and complex students saved their sanity and illustrated how much we can make difference. Larry will entertain and educate participants on the model and the lasting impact we can have.

Speakers
avatar for Larry Tomiyama

Larry Tomiyama

Speaker / Consultant / Professor, In Everything Give Thanks Consulting
The last 8 years of my K-12 educational career was dedicated to working with students, teachers, administrators and parents of children with complex and severe needs. These students taught me what education, leadership and life is all about. As a result, I feel it is my calling to... Read More →


Tuesday May 14, 2019 2:30pm - 3:30pm MDT
Champlain Room

2:30pm MDT

Leading Schools With Creative Courage
How can school leaders adapt to the fast pace of innovation and a never-ending list of responsibilities? Tackling the status quo in our schools requires courage. This presentation will explore Welby Altidor’s book “Creative Courage” and the framework he outlines for leaders to survive and thrive. Creative Courage can help us reframe our leadership, remove barriers, and transform our schools.


Speakers
avatar for Iram Khan

Iram Khan

Principal, Surrey School District
Iram Khan is the principal of McLeod Road Traditional School in Surrey, British Columbia and has been an educator for 20 years and an administrator for 10 years. She is the co-creator of and blogger for the education website, CanTeach. As a parent of a 7 and 10 yr. old, Iram keeps... Read More →


Tuesday May 14, 2019 2:30pm - 3:30pm MDT
Baron Shaughnessy Room

2:30pm MDT

Making Learning Visible - Photographing and Co-Creating Learning Stories
Join me in discovering how to incorporate photography in your classroom, at your school or in your organization to tell the story of student learning. Pedagogical documentation through photography plays an important role in my grade one classroom and in the wider school community at Mayfield Elementary. In my classroom, I use photographs to: 1) document student learning, as well as my own learning, 2) build visual literacy skills, and 3) develop verbal and written storytelling proficiency by highlighting big ideas such as characters, setting, and sequence. When students are active participants in documentation, they come to learn more about their own thinking and the added bonus is a visual story to share with families. Please bring your camera, a tablet or a smartphone (you shoot with what you have!) Together we will be building on basic documentary photography skills to help you create authentic learning stories.

Speakers
avatar for Kristy Wolfe

Kristy Wolfe

Teacher and Curriculum Coordinator, Edmonton Public School Board
I am a wife. I am a mom of two boys and one golden retriever. I am a grade one teacher with Edmonton Public School Board. I am a peer mentor at the Stollery Children’s Hospital. I am a mental health advocate. Last, but definitely not least, I am a storytelling photographer. You... Read More →


Tuesday May 14, 2019 2:30pm - 3:30pm MDT
Frontenac Room

2:30pm MDT

New Curriculum Implementation
As we embark on a new K-4 curriculum how can we support school leaders and teachers to implement, resource and assess the new K-4 concept based curriculum? We will examine how Wild Rose School Division is preparing and start a discussion and sharing of how others are moving forward.

Link to Presentation Slides

Speakers
avatar for Kim Wedman

Kim Wedman

Learning Services Coordinator, Wild Rose School Division
Kim is currently the Learning Services Coordinator for Wild Rose School Division.  In her portfolio she supports literacy, numeracy, and ELL students K-12.  Kim has taught K-12 and believes strongly in student-centred personalized learning for all.  Kim lives in Rocky Mountain... Read More →
avatar for Jen Lefebvre

Jen Lefebvre

Wild Rose School Division
Director of Instruction for Wild Rose School Division. Passionate about all things in education, technology and the outdoors!


Tuesday May 14, 2019 2:30pm - 3:30pm MDT
Gatehouse Foyer

2:30pm MDT

Optimum Learning for All Students Implementing Alberta’s 2018 Professional Practice Standards A Longitudinal, Mixed Methods Research Study Highlights from the Research Literature
Alberta teaching professionals are in the unique position of being able to reimagine their practices through the enactment of the new professional practice standards, each statement professional practice is based on the professional’s reading of the context and the application of the professional’s judgement about the professional knowledge and skills that will most likely lead to optimum learning for all students. All three standard documents are structured in the same manner: one standard, six to nine required competencies, and several optional indicators. Our research team from the universities of Alberta, Calgary, Concordia, and Lethbridge believes that a comprehensive, longitudinal research study can play a significant role in assessing, deepening, and extending the implementation process.  Our  4 -year longitudinal research study will utilize a concurrent, embedded mixed methods design. to gather insights from both quantitative and qualitative methods and report results on a yearly basis to Alberta Education, participants, and stakeholders.

Speakers
avatar for Jim Brandon

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... Read More →
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Barbara Brown

Professor, University of Calgary
Dr. Barbara Brown is director of professional graduate programs and partner research schools in the Werklund School of Education at the University of Calgary. Her research interests include research-practice partnerships, professional learning, and collaborative instructional des... Read More →
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Bonnie Stelmach

Professor, University of Alberta
Bonnie Stelmach is a Professor in the Department of Educational Policy Studies at the University of Alberta.  She has taught in rural and northern Alberta, and internationally. Her research expertise is in the area of parent involvement. Current research includes risk conceptions... Read More →
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Darryl Hunter

Darryl Hunter is Assistant Professor in the Department of Educational Policy Studies at the University of Alberta.  He has served in ministries of education in three provinces, and has been a teacher and school administrator. His research expertise is in educational assessment.


Tuesday May 14, 2019 2:30pm - 3:30pm MDT
New Brunswick Room

2:30pm MDT

Relationships matter: How educational leaders can inspire and empower staff towards professional growth and positive school change.
Research has proven the connection between school leadership and the considerable improvement which can occur to the learning and achievement of students. For educational leaders to make a positive contribution to the teaching and learning among their staff, they must first be able to inspire their teams to reach higher and work harder. Decisive leadership can energize and create a sense of direction. A successful lead teacher knows how to guide and provide staff with varied opportunities to meet diverse needs. They help infuse team energy and enlist commitment to school goals by fueling individual passion and purpose. More importantly, they know how to cultivate relationships to impact the school culture, help promote distributive leadership and encourage the innovative practice. We will explore our professional influence and ability to cultivate and maintain positive relationships to influence school development, asking questions such as:  How do we inspire and build our teams? How do we recognize the professional needs and advance necessary changes? How do we adapt and maintain flexibility to educational challenges? How do we gain insights into driving factors to harness a growth mindset within our teams?

Speakers
avatar for Selena Mell

Selena Mell

Education Director, Phorms Education (Germany)
Selena Mell is from Quebec, Canada and has been involved in the field bilingual education, in a range of public and private school positions from Kindergarten to adult education, since 1989. She has worked as a Principal/Head for multiple K-7 schools in Quesnel, British Columbia... Read More →
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Dr. Candace Grossjohann

Student Support Services and Pastoral Care Director, Phorms Education
Dr. Candace Grossjohann has been engaged in the field of education and public health for over 20 years as a direct service provider, trainer, consultant, researcher, and administrator. She earned her Bachelor’s in Psychology at Hofstra University in New York, and both her Masters... Read More →


Tuesday May 14, 2019 2:30pm - 3:30pm MDT
Ivor Petrak Room

2:30pm MDT

Schools at the Intersection
One year ago, at uLead, I decided to start a podcast about education called Intersection Education. I had no idea if it would be a good idea. Luckily for me, it turned out to be an amazing experience. In this session, I talk about what I have learned in a year of talking to people about education, how I have aligned the podcast to my professional growth plan and the new Leadership Quality Standard, and how I actually record the show.

Speakers
avatar for Corey Haley

Corey Haley

Assistant Principal, Parkland School Division No 70
Corey Haley is a Principal in Parkland School division and the host of the Intersection Education podcast. He has experience in K- 12 and in multiple specialty programs. You can learn more about Intersection Education and some of the interviews they have done at intersectioneduca... Read More →



Tuesday May 14, 2019 2:30pm - 3:30pm MDT
D.C. Coleman

2:30pm MDT

The Impact of Principal Leadership on Teacher Capacity Building: A Doctoral Study
The purpose of this presentation is to introduce a design-based research study that explored, with school principals, the impact that focused, student-centered principal leadership (Robinson, 2011) would have on working with teachers that would employ specific instructional practices that could more deeply engage students intellectually in their school work. It was my assumption that student intellectual engagement could be strategically improved by leveraging the combined impact of principal leadership and teacher instructional practices. The primary data collection was from two in-depth interviews of the principals and pre and post teacher self-report surveys that spanned a five month instructional period. The study showed that student-centered principal leadership was found to have positive effects on building teacher capacity regarding specific instructional practices and that it was also at the heart of building principal capacity as the principals’ focused on leading teacher development. Thus principals built their own capacity as they worked to support teachers in doing likewise. Recommendations are offered for principal leadership development and teacher capacity building.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Tony Rice

Dr. Tony Rice

Consultant, Rice Educational Consulting
Dr. Tony Rice is the former principal of Tofield School, a grade 5-12 school located in Tofield, Alberta, from 2016-2018 and Central High Sedgewick Public School in Sedgewick, Alberta, a grade 1-12 school for the previous 15 years, both of which are located in Battle River School... Read More →


Tuesday May 14, 2019 2:30pm - 3:30pm MDT
Norquay Room

2:30pm MDT

Using Cognitive Coaching to impact teacher/leader practice
Cognitive Coaching shifts the process from teachers/leaders being provided advice on their teaching practice to teachers/leaders becoming more reflective on their own practice. By building strong relationships with school administration, Chris has been able to visit classes on an almost weekly basis and provide support through effective paraphrasing and questioning to enhance reflection of practice. This session will provide a framework for leaders to support enhanced instructional practice through reflection.

Speakers
avatar for Chris Smeaton

Chris Smeaton

Superintendent, Holy Spirit Catholic Schools
Chris is completing his 10th year as Superintendent of Schools for Holy Spirit Catholic School Division and 16th with the Division. During his 18 years of central office administration, Chris’ diverse educational background has included portfolios related to human resources, curriculum... Read More →


Tuesday May 14, 2019 2:30pm - 3:30pm MDT
Alberta Room

3:30pm MDT

Break and Transition to Concurrent Sessions
Tuesday May 14, 2019 3:30pm - 3:45pm MDT
Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel Banff, AB T0L, Canada

3:45pm MDT

A healthy school landscape - essential elements for student and staff success
Join Ever Active Schools as we collectively explore the benefits of making comprehensive school health a priority in any school community context. Evidence has shown that healthy students are betting learners, and the same is true for your staff. Together we will collaborate on courses of action to make these conversations a priority within your context and discuss and learn from best practices.



Tuesday May 14, 2019 3:45pm - 4:45pm MDT
Gatehouse Foyer

3:45pm MDT

A new approach for assessing system quality: tracking inputs along with outcomes
This workshop uses People for Education’s Annual Ontario School Survey to examine whether schools have the resources required to adequately support student learning beyond academic content knowledge in areas such as literacy, numeracy, science, and social studies. Across the world, there is agreement that students need to be able to develop understanding, skills, and habits in areas beyond reading, writing, and math in order to be successful participants in society after graduation. Everyone agrees with this idea in principle, but few jurisdictions are evaluating whether their schools have the resources and capacity necessary to deliver on these lofty goals. We take a look at Ontario through this lens. If our goal is to develop transferable skills through a well-rounded education, how will we know if it is possible? How could and should we be measuring this?

Speakers
avatar for Annie Kidder

Annie Kidder

Executive Director, People for Education
Annie is the Executive Director and a founder of People for Education. She has received numerous awards for her education advocacy, including an honorary doctorate from York University, and is regularly sought out by the media as an expert on public education issues. She has been... Read More →
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Christine Schandl

Research Manager, People for Education
Christine Schandl is the Research Manager at People for Education. She is a former teacher from Edmonton, Alberta and earned her Masters at OISE at the University of Toronto, where her research focused on assessment in K-12 education. She is currently working towards her PhD in Educational... Read More →


Tuesday May 14, 2019 3:45pm - 4:45pm MDT
Alhambra Room

3:45pm MDT

Articulating Quality Learning Environments: Universal Instructional Practices Across K-12 Classrooms
Clearly articulating the dimensions of quality learning environments is essential to ensuring strong universal instructional practices across Northern Gateway Public Schools.  The development of NGPS Quality Learning Environments is being guided by a divisional Steering Team coordinating an iterative process built upon the guiding principle that NGPS has outstanding educators who can collectively define the common tenets of highly impactful and effective instruction.   Come hear about this journey, focused on ensuring that division-wide quality instruction is clearly articulated, co-constructed, supported by research and embedded in the culture of NGPS.  By collectively articulating the domains of quality pedagogy through a generative process, NGPS has established a shared understanding of what quality instruction looks like in every school, with an intentional focus placed on how school leadership engages their school community in an ongoing dialogue about quality pedagogy.

Speakers
avatar for Leslee Jodry

Leslee Jodry

Assistant Superintendent, Northern Gateway Public Schools
Northern Gateway Public Schools (NGPS). She is a dedicated and student focused educator who believes in the strength of collaborative cultures. The strength of the collaborative culture promotes growth, builds capacity and ensures the strength of programming for student strengths... Read More →
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Kurtis Hewson

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



Tuesday May 14, 2019 3:45pm - 4:45pm MDT
New Brunswick Room

3:45pm MDT

Assessment in Action: Creating a culture of formative assessment
Assessment is an emotional topic! When school leaders seek to open up the conversation about classroom assessment, they may find that the topic gains greater traction when approached from a collaborative stance. AAC has developed a resource to support school leaders and teachers to lead collaborative school-based conversations about assessment. Hear from project participants about the impact of this work on their practice.

Speakers
avatar for Sherry Bennett

Sherry Bennett

Executive Director, AAC
Sherry Bennett is the Executive Director of the Alberta Assessment Consortium (AAC). She has had extensive experience with the organization as a developer of classroom assessment materials, a facilitator of professional learning, and a co-author of five AAC publications. She is passionate... Read More →



Tuesday May 14, 2019 3:45pm - 4:45pm MDT
Baron Shaughnessy Room

3:45pm MDT

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Tuesday May 14, 2019 3:45pm - 4:45pm MDT
D.C. Coleman

3:45pm MDT

Education 4.0: Reimagining Woodleigh through Creativity, Collaboration and Systems Thinking
This presentation tells the story of one school’s attempt to draw upon its progressive values and traditions to develop a new approach to schooling based on holistic, real-world learning. Woodleigh School is a three campus, pre-K to Year 12, co-educational school on the Mornington Peninsula in Victoria, Australia. It is a school over 150 years old, yet most strongly associated with a radical approach to experiential education first implemented in the 1970s. The presentation will explore three lines of inquiry central to this process: the use of appreciative inquiry to engage all members of the school community in the development of a shared vision for the future; the creation of a whole school teaching and learning framework, with an emphasis on experiential learning; and the development of innovative programs and creative teaching practice designed to prepare students for the future.

Speakers
avatar for Dr Richard Owens

Dr Richard Owens

Director of Learning, Strategy and Innovation/Director of Woodleigh Institute for Experiential Education, Woodleigh School/Woodleigh Institute
I serve as the Director of Learning, Strategy and Innovation at Woodleigh. I lead student, staff and organisational learning at the school, and provide high level strategic direction for innovation and improvement initiatives across its three campuses. I am also the Director of the... Read More →


Tuesday May 14, 2019 3:45pm - 4:45pm MDT
Ivor Petrak Room

3:45pm MDT

Perspectives on Classroom Violence
Jennifer will share her personal story, as well as the perspectives of others in similar situations.  We will then discuss ways in which school leaders can support teachers who are facing violent situations in their classrooms.

Speakers
avatar for Jen Bredo

Jen Bredo

Teacher, Edmonton Public Schools
Jennifer Bredo is a Special Education teacher with over 20 years of experience.  The last 13 years has been in a specialized classroom for students on the Autism Spectrum.  She is also a member of Local 37 Executive, serving as the representative for division IV.


Tuesday May 14, 2019 3:45pm - 4:45pm MDT
Frontenac Room

3:45pm MDT

Supporting the Application of Foundational Knowledge about First Nations, Métis and Inuit through Stories
As we continue to reimagine school and district leadership of ‘Supporting the Application of Foundational Knowledge about First Nations, Metis and Inuit’, we recognize the power of leveled leadership, cross cultural learning and the value of sharing our learning through stories.  The Calgary Board of Education, in partnership with Galileo Educational Network, addressed these important factors in two learning series. School leaders were supported in strengthening their leadership capabilities and competencies related to Indigenous cultures, histories, languages, contributions, experiences and perspectives as they engaged in collaborative and whole school approaches to capacity building. In this session we will share the second year of a research study about the Calgary Board of Education’s student-centered leadership learning series focused on building First Nations, Metis and/or Inuit foundational knowledge. The University of Calgary, in partnership with Calgary Board of Education (CBE) and Galileo Educational Network, have collected stories shared from series participants from interviews and site visits.  The stories will support current district initiatives to support all teachers in meeting the new Alberta Teacher Quality Standard (2018), particularly the competencies needed for applying foundational knowledge to practice.

Speakers
avatar for Kim Hackman

Kim Hackman

Kim Hackman is a System Principal in the Leadership and Learning department in the Calgary Board of Education. Previously, he was a school-based Principal in the Calgary Board of Education of a large urban high school.  He has 28 years of experience as a teacher and instructional... Read More →
avatar for Ann Ard

Ann Ard

Director, Leadership and Learning, Calgary Board of Education
Ann Ard is the Director of Leadership and Learning 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... Read More →
avatar for Barbara Brown

Barbara Brown

Professor, University of Calgary
Dr. Barbara Brown is director of professional graduate programs and partner research schools in the Werklund School of Education at the University of Calgary. Her research interests include research-practice partnerships, professional learning, and collaborative instructional des... Read More →
avatar for Dr. Mairi McDermott

Dr. Mairi McDermott

Associate Professor, University of Calgary
Dr. Mairi McDermott is an Associate Professor of Curriculum and Learning in the Werklund School of Education at the University of Calgary.


Tuesday May 14, 2019 3:45pm - 4:45pm MDT
Alberta Room

3:45pm MDT

Teaching and Coaching Using John Wooden's Pyramid of Success
UCLA Basketball Coach John Wooden took many years to establish his definition of success.   He believed that "SUCCESS IS PEACE OF MIND WHICH IS A DIRECT RESULT OF SELF-SATISFACTION IN KNOWING YOU MADE THE EFFORT TO BECOME THE BEST YOU ARE CAPABLE OF BECOMING."   Many educators and coaches have felt this sense of success in the things that we do, and use this sense to drive our day to day lives. Coach Brendan Toner's session will review how Coach Wooden came to this definition, and you will learn about some key points along the way that you can use to build your school leadership team into dynamic organizations that follow his Pyramid of Success.

Speakers
avatar for Brendan Toner

Brendan Toner

Principal
My name is Brendan Toner and I am the Principal at Walter and Gladys Hill Elementary School in Fort McMurray, Alberta. I am currently in my 22nd year as a teacher and have lived in Fort McMurray the entire time.  I am originally from North Edmonton, and grew up attending Killarney... Read More →


Tuesday May 14, 2019 3:45pm - 4:45pm MDT
Champlain Room

3:45pm MDT

Transformational Leaders Are S.U.P.E.R! The Heroes Behind the Glasses.
In this day and age, leaders know that they can’t do it all alone. Real leadership heroes build a team of leaders, who work together to support student needs. Transformational Leaders truly exhibit the traits of being S.U.P.E.R. (Self-Motivated. Understanding. Passionate about Learning & Growth. Empower Others. Relentless Restlessness). Come on out to this interactive, practical and empowering session and to see how you can be a leader that embraces creativity, innovation and shared responsibility. Bring an open mind and be ready to add to your leadership utility belt. No tights necessary!

Speakers
avatar for Kevin Deforge

Kevin Deforge

Supervisor Ed Tech, Calgary Catholic
Kevin DeForge is the current Supervisor of Educational Technology and Fine Arts with Calgary Catholic School District. He is the recipient of a CSL Distinguished Leadership Award in 2014, as well as one of Canada's Outstanding Principals in 2016. Kevin continues to focus on innovation... Read More →



Tuesday May 14, 2019 3:45pm - 4:45pm MDT
Theatre

3:45pm MDT

What I wish I knew then that I know now...
This session is the sharing of a unique perspective of a teacher, administrator, inclusive education teacher/coach, and parent of a child with inclusive needs.  It highlights both sides: school and educational experience for families that have children with any extra needs/diagnosis/struggles.  It is within a story framework, sometimes humorous, with experiential learning as well as research based input on how to improve relationships, communication and promote better understanding to move forward with more trust and cooperation with parents/caregivers.

Speakers
avatar for Carmen Moore

Carmen Moore

Carmen Moore is currently working as an Inclusive Education Coach for Peace Wapiti School Division 76. She is a former classroom teacher, principal, classroom support teacher and has over twenty years of teaching experience. Carmen received her masters of education (MRE) as well as... Read More →


Tuesday May 14, 2019 3:45pm - 4:45pm MDT
Norquay Room

4:15pm MDT

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Tuesday May 14, 2019 4:15pm - 5:15pm MDT
Frontenac Room

5:00pm MDT

Conference Centre Bus to Rimrock Resort Hotel
Shuttle FROM the Banff Springs Hotel  TO the Rimrock Resort Hotel

Tuesday May 14, 2019 5:00pm - 5:45pm MDT
Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel Banff, AB T0L, Canada

6:30pm MDT

uLead Banquet (For Guests Who Pre-Purchased a Banquet Ticket)
*NOTE:  A Pre-Purchased Ticket is required to participate in this banquet.  (Tickets are no longer available).

Tuesday May 14, 2019 6:30pm - 9:30pm MDT
Mount Stephen Hall Banff Springs Hotel