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Thursday, February 23


Advancing Reconciliation
This interactive workshop will introduce participants to the work around reconciliation that John Humphrey Centre has been doing in schools in Edmonton. Participants will have the opportunity to delve into Canada's post-contact history and take away an activity that shines a light on our shared past with regards to Indigenous Peoples.


Thursday February 23, 2017 9:00am - 10:15am
1600 Red Deer College


Virtual Reality Without Technology: Simulation Activities
How can we make Social Studies more exciting for our students? For me, one solution was the use of simulation activities. They engage students by connecting their learning to the present, putting them right into the middle of the action. Using several classroom-tested grade 7 lessons as an example, I'll pass on some ideas to help you create teaching activities that your students will never forget!
You can check out my presentation here: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1sK3cyL48cgrvahxA2v5L4I4N7VgCys5x7luBCt3icVA/edit?usp=sharing

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Robin Pawlak

Children's Author, none
Robin is the author of Space Cadets, a sci-fi action/adventure novel for middle grade readers (ages 9-12). Prior to that he was a teacher of grades 4-7 Language Arts (among other things) for 31 years in Red Deer. He had a bunch of fun doing that, and now he’s really enjoying the... Read More →

Thursday February 23, 2017 9:00am - 10:15am
2301 Red Deer College


Social Studies 9
Do you teach Social Studies 9? Are you new at it or just looking for additional instructional ideas? If so, this session is for you! Participants will get to see a variety of activities and resources which they can use in their Social 9 classroom.

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Suzanne Williamson

Grade 9 Humanities Teacher, Ecole Lacombe Junior High School
Suzanne Williamson is a Humanities 9 teacher from Ecole Lacombe Junior High School where she has been teaching for the past nine years. In her 17 years of teaching, she has taught in Alberta and in the Northwest Territories, both in reserve schools and public schools. She is currently... Read More →

Thursday February 23, 2017 10:45am - 12:00pm
2906 Red Deer College