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Wednesday, August 27
 

9:00am

9:30am

21st century Multidisciplinary Research Skills in context of the POL
Emphasis will be placed on practical tools for students to use to enhance their online research experience.  Teachers will have the opportunity to work with materials that have been developed and tested by the librarian and teachers at Laval Junior and Laval Liberty High Schools in multidisciplinary contexts.  By the end of the session, educators will have acquired the skills and confidence to incorporate these materials in the classroom.

Speakers
MD

Margot Dubé

Librarian, Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board
Professional Librarian at SWLSB. Also Librarian at Laval Liberty - Laurier Senior High Schools.
HM

Heather McPherson

Teacher, Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board
Heather teaches Chemistry, EST and grade 10 ST. She is a PhD candidate studying science education in the Department of Integrated Studies in Education at McGill. Research interests are implementation of the QEP, and Professional Learning Communities.Andrea teaches Physics, EST and... Read More →


Wednesday August 27, 2014 9:30am - 10:00am
C-201

9:30am

Be human...
Everyone make mistakes, great and small. It is up to teachers to show students that it is OK, there is nothing wrong with taking risks and making mistakes.  I have learning disabilities myself and I want students to know you can cope with them, learn with them, and have a bright future as well.   My techniques can be used every day.

Speakers
LK

Laura Kowalenko

Teacher (Arts), Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board


Wednesday August 27, 2014 9:30am - 10:00am
B-104

9:30am

Bonjour du Monde: des ressources interactives en ligne gratuites pour les enseignants de français
Jeux pour apprendre le français, expressions idiomatiques, abécédaire, imagier, karaoké, prononciateur, fiches pédagogiques, grammaire, compréhension, vocabulaire, conjugueur, dictionnaire de synonymes, ... Venez découvrir comment vous pouvez profiter de ces ressources créées par des professeurs de français du monde entier dans votre salle de classe!

Speakers
VD

Véronique Daoust

Teacher (FSL), Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board
MP

Marc-Albert Paquette

Teacher (FSL), Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board


Wednesday August 27, 2014 9:30am - 10:00am
B-109

9:30am

Building the solar system from scratch!
Many misconceptions exist about the scale and proportion of a our solar system. Many of these false ideas make it into science textbooks in the form of diagrams which do not give an accurate representation of the scale and proportion of the solar system. In this session I will share a very fun and engaging activity you can do with your students to construct a scaled model of the solar system.

Speakers
GT

Gordon Truesdale

Teacher, Lake of Two Mountains H.S.


Wednesday August 27, 2014 9:30am - 10:00am
B-120

9:30am

Cartograf it!
Cartograf is a powerful new mapping tool you will want to use all year long!   It’s an ideal working environment for location and image-based activities in History, Geography, ERC, ELA, etc.  This “worldwind” tour showcases Cartograf’s mapping technologies (Google Maps, Satellite, Street View, etc.), its built-in word processor and image-annotation tools, and how easily it allows students to work collaboratively.  To get you started we will browse a few sample mapping activities that employ various intellectual operations, use primary documents, and feature aerial and street views of our world as you have never experienced it before!

Speakers
avatar for Paul Rombough

Paul Rombough

Educational Consultant, LEARN
Paul is a pedagogical consultant in Social Sciences for LEARN. Educated in Literary Studies, English & History from U. of T., and Education from McGill, he is a former high school teacher and RECIT consultant who has worked in the Montreal area, and in Inuit, Cree and Mohawk comm... Read More →


Wednesday August 27, 2014 9:30am - 10:00am
C-202

9:30am

Des jeux pour développer le vocabulaire et la grammaire
Des jeux pour dynamiser l’enseignement de la grammaire et du vocabulaire! Ces jeux peuvent être utilisés par des apprenants qui ont différents niveaux de maîtrise du français.

Speakers
avatar for Geneviève Ducharme

Geneviève Ducharme

2e Vice-Présidente; co-responsable comité thématique, AQEFLS
FSL and support teacher at the middle school level, consultant in special education and learning support. Experience presenting this workshop at the AQEFLS Conference and at the Samedi Pédagogique held yearly, histe dby ACPI and AQEFLS
EL

Emilie Laquerre

Teacher (FSL), Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board


Wednesday August 27, 2014 9:30am - 10:00am
B-116

9:30am

Historical Significance!
In this session, a basic framework for establishing historical significance will be discussed, and then teachers will work in small groups through a historical theme with the task of determining historical significance.  Teachers will receive a collection of digital resources related to working with students on historical significance and historical thinking in general.

Speakers
avatar for Dan Hedges

Dan Hedges

Pedagogical Consultant, Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board
Social Studies Consultant Dan Hedges in a nutshell: Canoe Tripping, Poetry, Photography, Conceptual Art, History, Geography, Basketball, Squash, Soccer, and Dad. Taught high school English and History is Quebec, Ontario, and Mexico. Currently works as an Educational Consultant... Read More →


Wednesday August 27, 2014 9:30am - 10:00am
C-203

9:30am

iPads in an English High School Classroom
Wondering how to use iPads in an English high school classroom? Worried about syncing them, students breaking them, or even handling them on a daily basis? I have been using iPads for a year and a half in my secondary 4 English classroom and I love it.  Attend this session to learn how I collect and correct everything online using Edmodo and Google Drive, and how I use different apps, and Apple Configurator to do it all.

Speakers
avatar for Vicky Perreault

Vicky Perreault

Teacher (ELA), Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board


Wednesday August 27, 2014 9:30am - 10:00am
B-108

9:30am

Math Help Services
This session will inform teachers on how they can use Math Help Services to promote student engagement in their math classrooms. Teachers will also learn about the new and improved tools that have been added to benefit student learning and math teaching.

Speakers

Wednesday August 27, 2014 9:30am - 10:00am
B-121

9:30am

Only a free person may teach about freedom!
Cycle 2 secondary students completing graduation requirements in math with mild to significant delays have been my share for the last 5 years within the 50% resource time allocated to mathematics at the high school level.  No workshops or readings could complete my 33 years teaching experience as much as this daily encounter with teenagers and young adults who live this status of deceptions in our mini-societies called schools. They decide day after day, without understanding why, to limit their learning to what they know is a meaningless minimum!

Speakers
NH

Noura Helal

Math Teacher/Resource Teacher, SWLSB


Wednesday August 27, 2014 9:30am - 10:00am
B-102

9:30am

PEP Talks: Peers Engaging Peers
Barriers exist between students based on feeder schools, transportation, social skill level, perceived differences or difficulties, and other less easily identifiable markers. As a result, some students feel it impossible to find belonging within the school.  Learn the value of peer mentoring, discover program structure, and engage in activities used to promote connections amongst students.  You will leave with all the tools to start up a PEP Talks program at your school and create a community where all students feel attached.

Speakers
SE

Sean Evans

Teacher (Resource), Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board
KF

Kelly Fahey

Teacher (ANSC), Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board
LH

Lara Holmested

Teacher (Social Studies), Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board
avatar for Anne Nicholson

Anne Nicholson

Consultant, Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board
At ESD, I am responsible for the Dropout Prevention dossier (including the SAGE Mentor Program) and for helping schools to implement the new Academic and Career Guidance Content (ACGC). My experience over the last couple of years working on POP content development will also be a helpful... Read More →


Wednesday August 27, 2014 9:30am - 10:00am
B-110

9:30am

Projet d'échanges linguistiques en langue seconde
Pour des situations de communication authentique!  PELIQ-AN est un programme d'échanges linguistiques subventionné par le MELS  entre des groupes d’élèves d’écoles du secteur anglophone et francophone du Québec. Les élèves adorent et les profs aussi!

Speakers
EB

Emilie Blondin Huneault

Teacher (FSL), Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board


Wednesday August 27, 2014 9:30am - 10:00am
B-107

9:30am

Science Comes to Life!
Do you often wonder how to get your students excited about being outside,  bring science to life in the classroom, or the school yard?  Learn what experiential tools you can use to engage students. I will show you how to plan a trip to Arundel Nature and Science Centre. You will find it all here!

Speakers
KF

Kelly Fahey

Teacher (ANSC), Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board


Wednesday August 27, 2014 9:30am - 10:00am
B-115

9:30am

Speed Booking avec Livres Ouverts
Livres-Ouverts est un site qui propose une sélection commentée de livres qui s'adressent aux jeunes du préscolaire, du primaire et du secondaire.Régulièrement mis à jour, le site propose des suggestions pédagogiques qui visent à donner vie à ces livres en classe.Danièle Courchesne, conseillère pédagogique chez Livres-Ouverts, vous fera découvrir les réseaux de livres qui font la différence.

Speakers
DC

Danièle Courchesne

Student Supervisor, Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board


Wednesday August 27, 2014 9:30am - 10:00am
B-111

9:30am

Teaching With Three-Act Math Tasks
Do you find that many students are lacking initiative and perseverance when it comes to solving Math problems?  We will look at how we might make math more visual and accessible.  Real world math problems require more than just calculations.  Discussing what matters (mathematically), what doesn’t, and what additional information is necessary for a particular situation is interesting to students, and helps them solidify their thinking and connect ideas.  See how letting students build the problem from a picture or a short video, and then creating some suspense, might increase levels of participation and enthusiasm in your classroom.

Speakers
PC

Peter Clark

Pedagogical Consultant (Math), Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board


Wednesday August 27, 2014 9:30am - 10:00am
B-119

9:30am

Using Online Simulations to Improve Conceptual Understanding in Math
Learn how online simulations help teachers take advantage of research-proven instructional strategies and help students of all ability levels develop conceptual understanding in math. Teachers can supplement and enhance instruction with powerful interactive visualizations of concepts. Students can manipulate key variables, generate and test hypotheses, and engage in extensive “what-if” experimentation.

Speakers
avatar for Saarah Jasim

Saarah Jasim

Project Manager of, ExploreLearning


Wednesday August 27, 2014 9:30am - 10:00am
B-117

9:30am

Video Games as Interactive Lessons
There are plenty of video games that act as perfect simulation tools for learning environments. For example, games like SimCity and Civilization allow students to see urban geography and history unfold before their eyes. This activity will show you how to incorporate these programs, and others into your classroom.

Speakers
JG

James Gore

Teacher (History/Math/Science), Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board


Wednesday August 27, 2014 9:30am - 10:00am
B-105

9:30am

Virtual Researchers on Call
Virtual Researcher On Call (VROC) is a set of educational programs that connect knowledge partners – college and university professors and professionals in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) – with Canadian students in elementary and secondary schools for real-time, interactive learning opportunities. Come and learn how easy it is to bring a professional into your classroom remotely.

Speakers
avatar for Tim Foreman

Tim Foreman

Ped Consultant, Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board
I joined the SWLSB six years ago as the coordinator of the the Community Learning Centre at Laurentian Regional High School in Lachute. Now, as an Edtech consultant, I am looking forward to working with teachers who want to explore how to effectively use technology in the classro... Read More →


Wednesday August 27, 2014 9:30am - 10:00am
B-118

9:30am

DBL Ball (*1.5 hour session) for Physical Education teachers
This workshop is for Physical Education teachers in High School. DBL is a new sport that is making its way through the province of Quebec. Teachers in this session will receive a hands on training of this new active sport.

Speakers
RR

Robert Richard

Physical Education Teacher, Saint Vincent
I am passionate Physical Education teacher who wishes to promote best practices in Physical Education.


Wednesday August 27, 2014 9:30am - 11:00am
Gymnasium

10:00am

Move to Next Session
Wednesday August 27, 2014 10:00am - 10:10am
Session Breaks

10:10am

21st century Multidisciplinary Research Skills in context of the POL
Emphasis will be placed on practical tools for students to use to enhance their online research experience.  Teachers will have the opportunity to work with materials that have been developed and tested by the librarian and teachers at Laval Junior and Laval Liberty High Schools in multidisciplinary contexts.  By the end of the session, educators will have acquired the skills and confidence to incorporate these materials in the classroom.

Speakers
MD

Margot Dubé

Librarian, Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board
Professional Librarian at SWLSB. Also Librarian at Laval Liberty - Laurier Senior High Schools.
HM

Heather McPherson

Teacher, Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board
Heather teaches Chemistry, EST and grade 10 ST. She is a PhD candidate studying science education in the Department of Integrated Studies in Education at McGill. Research interests are implementation of the QEP, and Professional Learning Communities.Andrea teaches Physics, EST and... Read More →


Wednesday August 27, 2014 10:10am - 10:40am
C-201

10:10am

Be human...
Everyone make mistakes, great and small. It is up to teachers to show students that it is OK, there is nothing wrong with taking risks and making mistakes.  I have learning disabilities myself and I want students to know you can cope with them, learn with them, and have a bright future as well.   My techniques can be used every day.

Speakers
LK

Laura Kowalenko

Teacher (Arts), Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board


Wednesday August 27, 2014 10:10am - 10:40am
B-104

10:10am

Bonjour du Monde: des ressources interactives en ligne gratuites pour les enseignants de français
Jeux pour apprendre le français, expressions idiomatiques, abécédaire, imagier, karaoké, prononciateur, fiches pédagogiques, grammaire, compréhension, vocabulaire, conjugueur, dictionnaire de synonymes, ... Venez découvrir comment vous pouvez profiter de ces ressources créées par des professeurs de français du monde entier dans votre salle de classe!

Speakers
VD

Véronique Daoust

Teacher (FSL), Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board
MP

Marc-Albert Paquette

Teacher (FSL), Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board


Wednesday August 27, 2014 10:10am - 10:40am
B-109

10:10am

Building the solar system from scratch!
Many misconceptions exist about the scale and proportion of a our solar system. Many of these false ideas make it into science textbooks in the form of diagrams which do not give an accurate representation of the scale and proportion of the solar system. In this session I will share a very fun and engaging activity you can do with your students to construct a scaled model of the solar system.

Speakers
GT

Gordon Truesdale

Teacher, Lake of Two Mountains H.S.


Wednesday August 27, 2014 10:10am - 10:40am
B-120

10:10am

Cartograf it!
Cartograf is a powerful new mapping tool you will want to use all year long!   It’s an ideal working environment for location and image-based activities in History, Geography, ERC, ELA, etc.  This “worldwind” tour showcases Cartograf’s mapping technologies (Google Maps, Satellite, Street View, etc.), its built-in word processor and image-annotation tools, and how easily it allows students to work collaboratively.  To get you started we will browse a few sample mapping activities that employ various intellectual operations, use primary documents, and feature aerial and street views of our world as you have never experienced it before!

Speakers
avatar for Paul Rombough

Paul Rombough

Educational Consultant, LEARN
Paul is a pedagogical consultant in Social Sciences for LEARN. Educated in Literary Studies, English & History from U. of T., and Education from McGill, he is a former high school teacher and RECIT consultant who has worked in the Montreal area, and in Inuit, Cree and Mohawk comm... Read More →


Wednesday August 27, 2014 10:10am - 10:40am
C-202

10:10am

Des jeux pour développer le vocabulaire et la grammaire
Des jeux pour dynamiser l’enseignement de la grammaire et du vocabulaire! Ces jeux peuvent être utilisés par des apprenants qui ont différents niveaux de maîtrise du français.

Speakers
avatar for Geneviève Ducharme

Geneviève Ducharme

2e Vice-Présidente; co-responsable comité thématique, AQEFLS
FSL and support teacher at the middle school level, consultant in special education and learning support. Experience presenting this workshop at the AQEFLS Conference and at the Samedi Pédagogique held yearly, histe dby ACPI and AQEFLS
EL

Emilie Laquerre

Teacher (FSL), Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board


Wednesday August 27, 2014 10:10am - 10:40am
B-116

10:10am

Historical Significance!
In this session, a basic framework for establishing historical significance will be discussed, and then teachers will work in small groups through a historical theme with the task of determining historical significance.  Teachers will receive a collection of digital resources related to working with students on historical significance and historical thinking in general.

Speakers
avatar for Dan Hedges

Dan Hedges

Pedagogical Consultant, Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board
Social Studies Consultant Dan Hedges in a nutshell: Canoe Tripping, Poetry, Photography, Conceptual Art, History, Geography, Basketball, Squash, Soccer, and Dad. Taught high school English and History is Quebec, Ontario, and Mexico. Currently works as an Educational Consultant... Read More →


Wednesday August 27, 2014 10:10am - 10:40am
C-203

10:10am

iPads in an English High School Classroom
Wondering how to use iPads in an English high school classroom? Worried about syncing them, students breaking them, or even handling them on a daily basis? I have been using iPads for a year and a half in my secondary 4 English classroom and I love it.  Attend this session to learn how I collect and correct everything online using Edmodo and Google Drive, and how I use different apps, and Apple Configurator to do it all.

Speakers
avatar for Vicky Perreault

Vicky Perreault

Teacher (ELA), Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board


Wednesday August 27, 2014 10:10am - 10:40am
B-108

10:10am

Math Help Services
This session will inform teachers on how they can use Math Help Services to promote student engagement in their math classrooms. Teachers will also learn about the new and improved tools that have been added to benefit student learning and math teaching.

Speakers

Wednesday August 27, 2014 10:10am - 10:40am
B-121

10:10am

Only a free person may teach about freedom!
Cycle 2 secondary students completing graduation requirements in math with mild to significant delays have been my share for the last 5 years within the 50% resource time allocated to mathematics at the high school level.  No workshops or readings could complete my 33 years teaching experience as much as this daily encounter with teenagers and young adults who live this status of deceptions in our mini-societies called schools. They decide day after day, without understanding why, to limit their learning to what they know is a meaningless minimum!

Speakers
NH

Noura Helal

Math Teacher/Resource Teacher, SWLSB


Wednesday August 27, 2014 10:10am - 10:40am
B-102

10:10am

PEP Talks: Peers Engaging Peers
Barriers exist between students based on feeder schools, transportation, social skill level, perceived differences or difficulties, and other less easily identifiable markers. As a result, some students feel it impossible to find belonging within the school.  Learn the value of peer mentoring, discover program structure, and engage in activities used to promote connections amongst students.  You will leave with all the tools to start up a PEP Talks program at your school and create a community where all students feel attached.

Speakers
SE

Sean Evans

Teacher (Resource), Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board
KF

Kelly Fahey

Teacher (ANSC), Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board
LH

Lara Holmested

Teacher (Social Studies), Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board
avatar for Anne Nicholson

Anne Nicholson

Consultant, Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board
At ESD, I am responsible for the Dropout Prevention dossier (including the SAGE Mentor Program) and for helping schools to implement the new Academic and Career Guidance Content (ACGC). My experience over the last couple of years working on POP content development will also be a helpful... Read More →


Wednesday August 27, 2014 10:10am - 10:40am
B-110

10:10am

Projet d'échanges linguistiques en langue seconde
Pour des situations de communication authentique!  PELIQ-AN est un programme d'échanges linguistiques subventionné par le MELS  entre des groupes d’élèves d’écoles du secteur anglophone et francophone du Québec. Les élèves adorent et les profs aussi!

Speakers
EB

Emilie Blondin Huneault

Teacher (FSL), Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board


Wednesday August 27, 2014 10:10am - 10:40am
B-107

10:10am

Science Comes to Life!
Do you often wonder how to get your students excited about being outside,  bring science to life in the classroom, or the school yard?  Learn what experiential tools you can use to engage students. I will show you how to plan a trip to Arundel Nature and Science Centre. You will find it all here!

Speakers
KF

Kelly Fahey

Teacher (ANSC), Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board


Wednesday August 27, 2014 10:10am - 10:40am
B-115

10:10am

Speed Booking avec Livres Ouverts
Livres-Ouverts est un site qui propose une sélection commentée de livres qui s'adressent aux jeunes du préscolaire, du primaire et du secondaire.Régulièrement mis à jour, le site propose des suggestions pédagogiques qui visent à donner vie à ces livres en classe.Danièle Courchesne, conseillère pédagogique chez Livres-Ouverts, vous fera découvrir les réseaux de livres qui font la différence.

Speakers
DC

Danièle Courchesne

Student Supervisor, Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board


Wednesday August 27, 2014 10:10am - 10:40am
B-111

10:10am

Teaching With Three-Act Math Tasks
Do you find that many students are lacking initiative and perseverance when it comes to solving Math problems?  We will look at how we might make math more visual and accessible.  Real world math problems require more than just calculations.  Discussing what matters (mathematically), what doesn’t, and what additional information is necessary for a particular situation is interesting to students, and helps them solidify their thinking and connect ideas.  See how letting students build the problem from a picture or a short video, and then creating some suspense, might increase levels of participation and enthusiasm in your classroom.

Speakers
PC

Peter Clark

Pedagogical Consultant (Math), Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board


Wednesday August 27, 2014 10:10am - 10:40am
B-119

10:10am

Using Online Simulations to Improve Conceptual Understanding in Math
Learn how online simulations help teachers take advantage of research-proven instructional strategies and help students of all ability levels develop conceptual understanding in math. Teachers can supplement and enhance instruction with powerful interactive visualizations of concepts. Students can manipulate key variables, generate and test hypotheses, and engage in extensive “what-if” experimentation.

Speakers
avatar for Saarah Jasim

Saarah Jasim

Project Manager of, ExploreLearning


Wednesday August 27, 2014 10:10am - 10:40am
B-117

10:10am

Video Games as Interactive Lessons
There are plenty of video games that act as perfect simulation tools for learning environments. For example, games like SimCity and Civilization allow students to see urban geography and history unfold before their eyes. This activity will show you how to incorporate these programs, and others into your classroom.

Speakers
JG

James Gore

Teacher (History/Math/Science), Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board


Wednesday August 27, 2014 10:10am - 10:40am
B-105

10:10am

Virtual Researchers on Call
Virtual Researcher On Call (VROC) is a set of educational programs that connect knowledge partners – college and university professors and professionals in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) – with Canadian students in elementary and secondary schools for real-time, interactive learning opportunities. Come and learn how easy it is to bring a professional into your classroom remotely.

Speakers
avatar for Tim Foreman

Tim Foreman

Ped Consultant, Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board
I joined the SWLSB six years ago as the coordinator of the the Community Learning Centre at Laurentian Regional High School in Lachute. Now, as an Edtech consultant, I am looking forward to working with teachers who want to explore how to effectively use technology in the classro... Read More →


Wednesday August 27, 2014 10:10am - 10:40am
B-118

10:40am

Move to Next Session
Wednesday August 27, 2014 10:40am - 10:50am
Session Breaks

10:50am

21st century Multidisciplinary Research Skills in context of the POL
Emphasis will be placed on practical tools for students to use to enhance their online research experience.  Teachers will have the opportunity to work with materials that have been developed and tested by the librarian and teachers at Laval Junior and Laval Liberty High Schools in multidisciplinary contexts.  By the end of the session, educators will have acquired the skills and confidence to incorporate these materials in the classroom.

Speakers
MD

Margot Dubé

Librarian, Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board
Professional Librarian at SWLSB. Also Librarian at Laval Liberty - Laurier Senior High Schools.
HM

Heather McPherson

Teacher, Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board
Heather teaches Chemistry, EST and grade 10 ST. She is a PhD candidate studying science education in the Department of Integrated Studies in Education at McGill. Research interests are implementation of the QEP, and Professional Learning Communities.Andrea teaches Physics, EST and... Read More →


Wednesday August 27, 2014 10:50am - 11:20am
C-201

10:50am

Be human...
Everyone make mistakes, great and small. It is up to teachers to show students that it is OK, there is nothing wrong with taking risks and making mistakes.  I have learning disabilities myself and I want students to know you can cope with them, learn with them, and have a bright future as well.   My techniques can be used every day.

Speakers
LK

Laura Kowalenko

Teacher (Arts), Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board


Wednesday August 27, 2014 10:50am - 11:20am
B-104

10:50am

Bonjour du Monde: des ressources interactives en ligne gratuites pour les enseignants de français
Jeux pour apprendre le français, expressions idiomatiques, abécédaire, imagier, karaoké, prononciateur, fiches pédagogiques, grammaire, compréhension, vocabulaire, conjugueur, dictionnaire de synonymes, ... Venez découvrir comment vous pouvez profiter de ces ressources créées par des professeurs de français du monde entier dans votre salle de classe!

Speakers
VD

Véronique Daoust

Teacher (FSL), Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board
MP

Marc-Albert Paquette

Teacher (FSL), Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board


Wednesday August 27, 2014 10:50am - 11:20am
B-109

10:50am

Building the solar system from scratch!
Many misconceptions exist about the scale and proportion of a our solar system. Many of these false ideas make it into science textbooks in the form of diagrams which do not give an accurate representation of the scale and proportion of the solar system. In this session I will share a very fun and engaging activity you can do with your students to construct a scaled model of the solar system.

Speakers
GT

Gordon Truesdale

Teacher, Lake of Two Mountains H.S.


Wednesday August 27, 2014 10:50am - 11:20am
B-120

10:50am

Cartograf it!
Cartograf is a powerful new mapping tool you will want to use all year long!   It’s an ideal working environment for location and image-based activities in History, Geography, ERC, ELA, etc.  This “worldwind” tour showcases Cartograf’s mapping technologies (Google Maps, Satellite, Street View, etc.), its built-in word processor and image-annotation tools, and how easily it allows students to work collaboratively.  To get you started we will browse a few sample mapping activities that employ various intellectual operations, use primary documents, and feature aerial and street views of our world as you have never experienced it before!

Speakers
avatar for Paul Rombough

Paul Rombough

Educational Consultant, LEARN
Paul is a pedagogical consultant in Social Sciences for LEARN. Educated in Literary Studies, English & History from U. of T., and Education from McGill, he is a former high school teacher and RECIT consultant who has worked in the Montreal area, and in Inuit, Cree and Mohawk comm... Read More →


Wednesday August 27, 2014 10:50am - 11:20am
C-202

10:50am

Des jeux pour développer le vocabulaire et la grammaire
Des jeux pour dynamiser l’enseignement de la grammaire et du vocabulaire! Ces jeux peuvent être utilisés par des apprenants qui ont différents niveaux de maîtrise du français.

Speakers
avatar for Geneviève Ducharme

Geneviève Ducharme

2e Vice-Présidente; co-responsable comité thématique, AQEFLS
FSL and support teacher at the middle school level, consultant in special education and learning support. Experience presenting this workshop at the AQEFLS Conference and at the Samedi Pédagogique held yearly, histe dby ACPI and AQEFLS
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Emilie Laquerre

Teacher (FSL), Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board


Wednesday August 27, 2014 10:50am - 11:20am
B-116

10:50am

Historical Significance!
In this session, a basic framework for establishing historical significance will be discussed, and then teachers will work in small groups through a historical theme with the task of determining historical significance.  Teachers will receive a collection of digital resources related to working with students on historical significance and historical thinking in general.

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avatar for Dan Hedges

Dan Hedges

Pedagogical Consultant, Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board
Social Studies Consultant Dan Hedges in a nutshell: Canoe Tripping, Poetry, Photography, Conceptual Art, History, Geography, Basketball, Squash, Soccer, and Dad. Taught high school English and History is Quebec, Ontario, and Mexico. Currently works as an Educational Consultant... Read More →


Wednesday August 27, 2014 10:50am - 11:20am
C-203

10:50am

iPads in an English High School Classroom
Wondering how to use iPads in an English high school classroom? Worried about syncing them, students breaking them, or even handling them on a daily basis? I have been using iPads for a year and a half in my secondary 4 English classroom and I love it.  Attend this session to learn how I collect and correct everything online using Edmodo and Google Drive, and how I use different apps, and Apple Configurator to do it all.

Speakers
avatar for Vicky Perreault

Vicky Perreault

Teacher (ELA), Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board


Wednesday August 27, 2014 10:50am - 11:20am
B-108

10:50am

Math Help Services
This session will inform teachers on how they can use Math Help Services to promote student engagement in their math classrooms. Teachers will also learn about the new and improved tools that have been added to benefit student learning and math teaching.

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Wednesday August 27, 2014 10:50am - 11:20am
B-121

10:50am

Only a free person may teach about freedom!
Cycle 2 secondary students completing graduation requirements in math with mild to significant delays have been my share for the last 5 years within the 50% resource time allocated to mathematics at the high school level.  No workshops or readings could complete my 33 years teaching experience as much as this daily encounter with teenagers and young adults who live this status of deceptions in our mini-societies called schools. They decide day after day, without understanding why, to limit their learning to what they know is a meaningless minimum!

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Noura Helal

Math Teacher/Resource Teacher, SWLSB


Wednesday August 27, 2014 10:50am - 11:20am
B-102

10:50am

PEP Talks: Peers Engaging Peers
Barriers exist between students based on feeder schools, transportation, social skill level, perceived differences or difficulties, and other less easily identifiable markers. As a result, some students feel it impossible to find belonging within the school.  Learn the value of peer mentoring, discover program structure, and engage in activities used to promote connections amongst students.  You will leave with all the tools to start up a PEP Talks program at your school and create a community where all students feel attached.

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Sean Evans

Teacher (Resource), Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board
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Kelly Fahey

Teacher (ANSC), Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board
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Lara Holmested

Teacher (Social Studies), Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board
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Anne Nicholson

Consultant, Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board
At ESD, I am responsible for the Dropout Prevention dossier (including the SAGE Mentor Program) and for helping schools to implement the new Academic and Career Guidance Content (ACGC). My experience over the last couple of years working on POP content development will also be a helpful... Read More →


Wednesday August 27, 2014 10:50am - 11:20am
B-110

10:50am

Projet d'échanges linguistiques en langue seconde
Pour des situations de communication authentique!  PELIQ-AN est un programme d'échanges linguistiques subventionné par le MELS  entre des groupes d’élèves d’écoles du secteur anglophone et francophone du Québec. Les élèves adorent et les profs aussi!

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Emilie Blondin Huneault

Teacher (FSL), Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board


Wednesday August 27, 2014 10:50am - 11:20am
B-107

10:50am

Science Comes to Life!
Do you often wonder how to get your students excited about being outside,  bring science to life in the classroom, or the school yard?  Learn what experiential tools you can use to engage students. I will show you how to plan a trip to Arundel Nature and Science Centre. You will find it all here!

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Kelly Fahey

Teacher (ANSC), Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board


Wednesday August 27, 2014 10:50am - 11:20am
B-115

10:50am

Speed Booking avec Livres Ouverts
Livres-Ouverts est un site qui propose une sélection commentée de livres qui s'adressent aux jeunes du préscolaire, du primaire et du secondaire.Régulièrement mis à jour, le site propose des suggestions pédagogiques qui visent à donner vie à ces livres en classe.Danièle Courchesne, conseillère pédagogique chez Livres-Ouverts, vous fera découvrir les réseaux de livres qui font la différence.

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Danièle Courchesne

Student Supervisor, Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board


Wednesday August 27, 2014 10:50am - 11:20am
B-111

10:50am

Teaching With Three-Act Math Tasks
Do you find that many students are lacking initiative and perseverance when it comes to solving Math problems?  We will look at how we might make math more visual and accessible.  Real world math problems require more than just calculations.  Discussing what matters (mathematically), what doesn’t, and what additional information is necessary for a particular situation is interesting to students, and helps them solidify their thinking and connect ideas.  See how letting students build the problem from a picture or a short video, and then creating some suspense, might increase levels of participation and enthusiasm in your classroom.

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Peter Clark

Pedagogical Consultant (Math), Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board


Wednesday August 27, 2014 10:50am - 11:20am
B-119

10:50am

Using Online Simulations to Improve Conceptual Understanding in Math
Learn how online simulations help teachers take advantage of research-proven instructional strategies and help students of all ability levels develop conceptual understanding in math. Teachers can supplement and enhance instruction with powerful interactive visualizations of concepts. Students can manipulate key variables, generate and test hypotheses, and engage in extensive “what-if” experimentation.

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avatar for Saarah Jasim

Saarah Jasim

Project Manager of, ExploreLearning


Wednesday August 27, 2014 10:50am - 11:20am
B-117

10:50am

Video Games as Interactive Lessons
There are plenty of video games that act as perfect simulation tools for learning environments. For example, games like SimCity and Civilization allow students to see urban geography and history unfold before their eyes. This activity will show you how to incorporate these programs, and others into your classroom.

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James Gore

Teacher (History/Math/Science), Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board


Wednesday August 27, 2014 10:50am - 11:20am
B-105

10:50am

Virtual Researchers on Call
Virtual Researcher On Call (VROC) is a set of educational programs that connect knowledge partners – college and university professors and professionals in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) – with Canadian students in elementary and secondary schools for real-time, interactive learning opportunities. Come and learn how easy it is to bring a professional into your classroom remotely.

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avatar for Tim Foreman

Tim Foreman

Ped Consultant, Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board
I joined the SWLSB six years ago as the coordinator of the the Community Learning Centre at Laurentian Regional High School in Lachute. Now, as an Edtech consultant, I am looking forward to working with teachers who want to explore how to effectively use technology in the classro... Read More →


Wednesday August 27, 2014 10:50am - 11:20am
B-118

11:20am

Lunch
Wednesday August 27, 2014 11:20am - 12:20pm
Cafeteria

12:30pm

Keynote for HS. Cycle 1 (Sec 1-2)
Over the past 10 years, John Antonetti has visited 17,000 classrooms and talked to the learners. The focus of John's keynote will be on the powerful lessons on student engagement that he learned visiting schools across the country and listening to what students have to say about their own learning experiences. 

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John Antonetti

Experiential Learning Expert Consultant
John Antonetti is former Director of K-12 Curriculum in the Sheridan School District in Arkansas. He served as supervisor of gifted programs in the 18 districts of the Northwest Arkansas Education Service Cooperative and has taught at all grade levels, kindergarten through high school... Read More →


Wednesday August 27, 2014 12:30pm - 2:30pm
Auditorium

2:30pm