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

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Friday, November 2

12:00pm MDT

Take Me Outside at Chickakoo Lake **Pre-Registration on Event Wizard**
Limited Capacity seats available

We will briefly discuss the benefits of forest schools and how our program came to be. We will share with you what a "typical" day at Nature Kindergarten looks like and then you will become the children and get to explore and discover all the spaces our children use each day.


Jeanette Radchenko

Teacher, Parkland School Division
I have been raised in nature and I spend most of my free time canoeing, skiing and hiking in the wilderness with my family. Since having my own children I have realized how many children are not exposed to nature in a way that they can truly explore what it has to offer.

Friday November 2, 2018 12:00pm - 3:00pm MDT
Chickakoo Lake

12:00pm MDT

The St. Monica Story: A Journey to a Place of Wonder, Roots and Wings At St. Monica's School **Pre-Registration on Event Wizard**
Limited Capacity seats available

This is a two-part session where 60 teachers we will be broken up into groups of 30. Each delegate will attend both sessions, switching half-way. 

Learn about the story of St. Monica School and the journey of staff and students toward a "one-of-a-kind" Early Learning School that has worked toward offering the highest quality Early Learning Environment that implements innovative Early Leaning teaching practices. There will be a presentation on our journey involving: school history, Reggio development, permeation of faith, study of wonder, the literacy plan and then explore space that include multi-age classrooms, AB ED Competencies, PBL and Project Blocks, Differentiation, Makerspace, Atelier, Dramatic Play and our outdoor Naturescape. Students will be in attendance and teachers will be teaching so you will observe the school "in action." There will also be opportunity for discussion and reflection with colleagues in attendance.

Combining the research of Richard Louv, in "The Last Child in the Woods" and authentic student led inquiry familiar to the Reggio model, are are taking curriculum outdoors. Come explore some of the provocations and natural learning in our Award winning Naturescape. Come dressed for outside and be ready to play!

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Nancy Bromley

/student engagement across all subjects, Edmonton Catholic School Board
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 →
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Kristy Desmarais

Principal, Edmonton Catholic School Board (St. Monica Catholic Elementary School)
Kristy Desmarias has been an educator with ECSD for 22 years with a passion for Early Learning and innovative teaching practices. She has been an administrator at St. Monica School for the past six years and has worked with staff at the school and within the district to develop an... Read More →

Friday November 2, 2018 12:00pm - 3:00pm MDT
St. Monica Catholic Elementary School

12:00pm MDT

Tinkerlab at Muir Lake School **Pre-Registration on Event Wizard**
Limited Capacity seats available

Come prepared for an afternoon filled with curiosity, play and exploration! Learn ways to plan learning opportunities that allow for and encourage tinkering. Discover how intentionally teaching the design process through purposeful play that is student-led and authentic has helped students begin to develop a "tinkering mindset" which is beneficial to many aspects of their lives both in and out of school. Finally, spend some time exploring a variety of more than 40 high, low and no tech tinkerlab challenges designed to inspire students to wonder, explore, create and launch their learning into the world!


Kyla Moore

Collaborative Teaching Partner (Muir Lake School), Parkland School Division
Kyla Moore currently works as a Collaborative Teaching Partner for Parkland School Division. Prior to this, she had many years of experience as a K-3 teacher, Tinkerlab teacher and Inclusive Education Lead. She is currently working on her Masters of Education Leading for Learning... Read More →

Friday November 2, 2018 12:00pm - 3:00pm MDT
Muir Lake