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Thursday, February 23
 

9:00am

Develop Inquiry and Problem-solving Skills Using Children's Literature
Participants will see how to use children's literature to support the development of inquiry, problem solving and critical thinking skills. This session will utilize Let's Talk Science’s free resources available on IdeaPark (an online database of cross-curricular Explorations and Investigations). These resources support developing young children's competencies.

Speakers
avatar for Candace Beaton

Candace Beaton

Education Program Consultant, Let's Talk Science


Thursday February 23, 2017 9:00am - 10:15am
B501

9:00am

Tower Garden - Growing Young Minds
A Tower Garden is an aeroponic growing system that is capable of growing types of vegetables indoors throughout the year. Tower Gardens are an incredible addition to any classroom atmosphere. The attachable lights and water pump help to set the tone for a stimulating and calm environment. Equipped for continuous growing abilityTower Gardens encourage children to learn and explore at their own pace

Speakers

Thursday February 23, 2017 9:00am - 12:00pm
Forum Red Deer College

12:30pm

A Forest in the Palm in Your Hand: 21st Century Learners and Forest Education
How do you bring forest education to life when you can't bring your students to a forest? Our mini boreal backgrounder will firmly plant you in the current state of Alberta's forests, including making an all-important connection to climate change. Then, we'll showcase a few ways teachers across the province can bring forests into the classroom through project-based learning.

Speakers
avatar for Andre Morson

Andre Morson

Educator, Inside Education
avatar for Laura Pekkola

Laura Pekkola

Education Team Lead, Inside Education
Inside Education, an Alberta-based non-profit education society dedicated to supporting teachers, inspiring students and creating a province of informed stewards of natural resources and the environment.


Thursday February 23, 2017 12:30pm - 1:45pm
B501