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

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Thursday, November 1
 

6:30pm MDT

Fred Penner - Inspiring Creativity and the World of Songwriting
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Fred Penner

Acclaimed family entertainer, singer/songwriter, composer, actor, writer, author, TV host and keynote speaker Fred Penner delivered a simple, yet powerful message at ECEC. “Never underestimate your ability to make a difference in the life of a child.”A gentle giant with kind eyes... Read More →


Thursday November 1, 2018 6:30pm - 8:15pm MDT
Fantasyland Hotel
 
Friday, November 2
 

8:30am MDT

Dr. Stuart Shanker - The Paramount Importance of Early Childhood Educators
 Decades of research have shown that self-regulation is the foundation of healthy human development and learning. Dr. Stuart Shanker (D. Phil.), CEO of the MEHRIT Centre, and one of the world’s leading experts on self-regulation, believes that early educators play a pivotal role in the development of self-regulation in today’s children. This keynote will focus on the importance of self-regulation in the early years, and the unique role played by early childhood educators in fostering self-regulation, and, in some ways, changing the developmental trajectories in today’s children. 

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Dr. Stuart Shanker

Dr. Stuart Shanker (D.Phil) is a Distinguished Research Professor Emeritus of Philosophy and Psychology, the CEO of The MEHRIT Centre, Ltd., and founder and Science Director of the Self-Regulation Institute. His most recent book, Self-Reg: How to Help Your Child (and You) Break t... Read More →


Friday November 2, 2018 8:30am - 10:15am MDT
Fantasyland Hotel

10:45am MDT

Breakout Session - Q & A with Fred Penner
Speakers
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Fred Penner

Acclaimed family entertainer, singer/songwriter, composer, actor, writer, author, TV host and keynote speaker Fred Penner delivered a simple, yet powerful message at ECEC. “Never underestimate your ability to make a difference in the life of a child.”A gentle giant with kind eyes... Read More →


Friday November 2, 2018 10:45am - 12:00pm MDT
Ballroom C

10:45am MDT

Breakout Session: Dr. Stuart Shanker
Speakers
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Dr. Stuart Shanker

Dr. Stuart Shanker (D.Phil) is a Distinguished Research Professor Emeritus of Philosophy and Psychology, the CEO of The MEHRIT Centre, Ltd., and founder and Science Director of the Self-Regulation Institute. His most recent book, Self-Reg: How to Help Your Child (and You) Break t... Read More →


Friday November 2, 2018 10:45am - 12:00pm MDT
Ballroom D
 
Saturday, November 3
 

8:30am MDT

Dr. Phil McRae - Achieving a Fine Balance in a Digitally Saturated World
Since the late 1970s, children have lost 12 hours a week of free time, including a 50% drop in outdoor free play! Where will we be in the next decade with the lines between humanity and technology blurring boundaries? Are smartphones destroying a generation or enabling them to be digital citizens? In this keynote address, Dr. McRae will explore some of the key trends that are actively (re)shaping our society and open up a conversation about achieving a fine balance in a digitally saturated world.

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Dr. Phil McRae

Alberta Teachers' Association
Dr. Philip McRae is the Associate Coordinator, Research with the Alberta Teachers’ Association and Adjunct Professor within the Faculty of Education at the University of Alberta where he earned his Ph.D. He was the Director of the Alberta Initiative for School Improvement (AISI... Read More →


Saturday November 3, 2018 8:30am - 10:15am MDT
Fantasyland Hotel