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FANTASYLAND HOTEL, EDMONTON, AB  •  November 1-3, 2018

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Fine Arts [clear filter]
Friday, November 2
 

10:45am MDT

Let's Have Some Fun Integrating Drama
We all know that children learn best when they are engaged and actively involving in their learning. We also know that team building, developing friendships and fostering empathy for others improves their social skills.  Drama can be one of our most effective tools to help our students reach these goals. During our session today, we will be participating in drama techniques and games that can be used in a variety of ways in your classroom. Drama provides a wonderful vehicle to enhance ideas and make connections between various subjects areas. It can help children understand concepts in math, science, social, language arts, health, gym...practically any subject. It also helps children with their self confidence and encourages children to work cooperatively. Come join me today and Let’s Have Some Fun Integrating Drama Techniques Into Your Lessons.

Speakers
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Nina Fotty

Teacher, Formally with Edmonton Public Schools (retired)
I have taught drama to children from K to 9 during my career as a teacher with the Edmonton Public School Board. I have run drama clubs at 3 Edmonton Public schools where students performed reader’s theatre scripts for Remembrance Day Ceremonies and plays for Winter and Spring concerts... Read More →



Friday November 2, 2018 10:45am - 12:00pm MDT
Room 5

1:15pm MDT

Brush Lettering with KellyCreates **Pre-Registration on Event Wizard**
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Kelly Klapstein is the author of The Art of Brush Lettering and the founder of Kelly Creates, a hand lettering and calligraphy product line manufactured by American Crafts, which is sold in craft and art supply stores around the world. Kelly attended the University of Alberta and has a B.Ed. with Distinction. She taught high school English and ESL for about 8 years in Edmonton and Ontario, then stayed home to raise her family while working part time as a private tutor and education consultant, while helping with the family business. Kelly began teaching paper crafting classes locally and then nationally about 8 years ago and has been writing and designing for Creative Scrapbooker magazine since 2011. Three years ago, Kelly discovered brush pens and began a journey of calligraphy, teaching herself the art of writing beautiful letters. She then launched an online business of teaching others via tracing worksheets that are digital downloads on her website KellyCreates.ca. Her Instagram @kellycreates now has over 600K followers, and she has been invited to teach brush lettering all over the world. When Kelly is not traveling and teaching workshops, she calls Edmonton home, has long walks with her dog Finn, drinks Earl Grey tea, and plays with watercolours.

Speakers
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Kelly Klapstein

KellyCreates
Kelly Klapstein is the author of The Art of Brush Lettering and the founder of Kelly Creates, a hand lettering and calligraphy product line manufactured by American Crafts, which is sold in craft and art supply stores around the world. Kelly attended the University of Alberta and... Read More →


Friday November 2, 2018 1:15pm - 2:30pm MDT
Room 14

1:15pm MDT

Making Music, Movement and Literacy Fun for the Little Ones
This session is specifically geared towards teachers of students ages 2-5, and highlight music literacy and movement to support classroom activities Snowmen, penguins, and lots of Christmas activities! Come prepared to move, and have fun!

Speakers
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Christie Noble

Retired Teacher, Edmonton Public Schools
Christie Nobel (BEd) is retired, but spent 20 years teaching for the Edmonton Public School Board. 10 of those years were spent at Mayfield School, working with Special Needs Early Education students on a regular basis. She developed and implemented a music/literacy program for the... Read More →
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Tracy Stener

Music Specialist, Edmonton Public Schools
Tracy Stener (BMus, BED, M.ED) is the music specialist of Bannerman School in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Her Master's thesis was based on Music and how it related to Literacy, Speech Development and Fine and Gross Motor Skills. Both Tracy and Christie are Music Specialists, with a... Read More →



Friday November 2, 2018 1:15pm - 2:30pm MDT
Room 5

3:00pm MDT

Fostering Creativity in the Classroom Through Project Work
Creativity and Innovation are essential competencies in our classrooms. In this presentation, you will see projects that have naturally emerged and how students represented their learning using different mediums. Examples of their representations, how they problem solved as well as the creative process will be discussed. For the make and take portion of this presentation, participants will create a project that could spark some creativity in their class.

Speakers
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Michelle Bezubiak

Learning Coach, Edmonton Catholic Schools
Michelle Bezubiak is currently a Learning Coach with Edmonton Catholic Schools. She has been teaching for over 20 years with experience in Pre-K, Kindergarten and Grade 1. Michelle has volunteered on the Early Childhood council for over 18 years and is a life long learner. Everyday... Read More →


Friday November 2, 2018 3:00pm - 4:15pm MDT
Room 14

3:00pm MDT

Power, Passion and Possibilities: Integrating the Arts in the Early Years
Presenters will take you on an experiential journey sharing tried, tested, and true lessons that develop music, dance and drama concepts while making authentic interdisciplinary connections. 
The lessons shared are creations as a part of an interdisciplinary arts project that presenters are sharing with their teachers and students at Victoria School for the Arts. These lessons are examples of ways to meaningfully integrate the Arts, Literacy, and Science while maintaining the integrity and the substance of each of these disciplines. Lesson participants will take part in a grade  1 and a grade 2 lesson example and are encouraged to use this interdisciplinary concept-based model to bring arts into their early childhood classes. 

Speakers
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Sherri Birdsell

Dance Specialist, Edmonton Public Schools
Sherri Birdsell is a dance specialist with Edmonton Public Schools and is currently teaching at VictoriaSchool for the Arts. She has taught students from pre-school through high school and adults in schools and dance studios. Sherri started the dance program for both Virginia Park... Read More →
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Laurel Nikolai

Music/Dance Teacher, Edmonton Public Schools
Laurel Nikolai is a music and dance specialist who has taught students from pre-K through graduatestudents. Her teaching career has spanned from Canada, Switzerland and the United Arab Emirates. She developed a love for early childhood music and movement while teaching the Jr Kindergarten... Read More →


Friday November 2, 2018 3:00pm - 4:15pm MDT
Room 5
 
Saturday, November 3
 

10:45am MDT

Fostering Creativity in the Classroom Through Project Work (REPEAT SESSION)
Creativity and Innovation are essential competencies in our classrooms. In this presentation, you will see projects that have naturally emerged and how students represented their learning using different mediums. Examples of their representations, how they problem solved as well as the creative process will be discussed. For the make and take portion of this presentation, participants will create a project that could spark some creativity in their class.

Speakers
MB

Michelle Bezubiak

Learning Coach, Edmonton Catholic Schools
Michelle Bezubiak is currently a Learning Coach with Edmonton Catholic Schools. She has been teaching for over 20 years with experience in Pre-K, Kindergarten and Grade 1. Michelle has volunteered on the Early Childhood council for over 18 years and is a life long learner. Everyday... Read More →


Saturday November 3, 2018 10:45am - 12:00pm MDT
Room 14

10:45am MDT

Music, Mindfulness and Motor Skills
This session will take participants through a variety of mindfulness practices, musical activities, and ideas for motor skill development in young children.  As educators it is of primary importance that we have experience in these activities ourselves if we wish to effectively pass them on to the children we work with. This will be interactive presentation, so participants should wear clothing and footwear appropriate for stretching and movement.

Speakers
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Paul Bromley

Occupational Therapist/Music and Mindfulness Specialist, Private Consultant to Alberta School Districts
Paul Bromley is an Occupational Therapist consulting to Early Learning programs acrossAlberta. His unique perspective of integrating his experience as a designer, performingmusician, drum circle facilitator, and Tai chi/meditation instructor, continue to keep him inhigh demand. With... Read More →


Saturday November 3, 2018 10:45am - 12:00pm MDT
Room 10