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Friday, November 1
 

8:15am

9:00am

9:15am

Keynote Session: We Care - Social & Emotional Learning
The workshop will provide all attendees with a global understanding of Social and Emotional Learning. The workshop will answer the following questions: What is Social and Emotional Learning? Why is it important to explicitly teach SEL? How do we implement SEL as a whole school approach?

Speakers
avatar for Karl Mercuri

Karl Mercuri

Teacher, The Priory
I call Montreal my new home as I'm originally from Melbourne, Australia. My teaching/educational journey began 16 years ago, firstly in the field of physical education and later with a move into the elementary school classroom. While teaching I developed a passion for student... Read More →



Friday November 1, 2019 9:15am - 10:00am
Agora Selwyn House School 95 Cote St Antoine, Westmount, QC H3Y 2H8

10:05am

Deconstructing Reading
Limited Capacity filling up

ENGLISH SESSION What happens when we read? Can you draw a map which illustrates how we do it? Why do certain fluent readers not understand what they read? Which concepts should be taught explicitly? Is there such thing as a global reader? How can we intervene efficiently with struggling readers? Many teachers have received little or no training in understanding theoretical frameworks to guide them in answering the questions above. This workshop presents a carefully selected theoretical framework (modèle Laplante) through the eyes of an experienced practitioner. It aims to support teachers to reflect on their practice and choose which small changes in their classroom will have a meaningful impact.

Speakers
avatar for Evi Pachis

Evi Pachis

French Ressource Teacher - Grades 1 to 8, Selwyn House
I'm a French teacher at Selwyn who works with FSL students and students in the lower grades who need support with learning how to read and write. I am currently enrolled at UQAM in the "Programme court de deuxième cycle en didactique cognitive des difficultés d'apprentissage en... Read More →


Friday November 1, 2019 10:05am - 10:50am
Agora Selwyn House School 95 Cote St Antoine, Westmount, QC H3Y 2H8

10:05am

Enseigner pensée design
Limited Capacity seats available

http://bit.ly/QAISDC_EN Design thinking can be used to help students understand and process information from any topic or subject. Design thinking fosters brainstorming and collaboration skills that are valuable in a changing world where many challenges do not have textbook answers. Students can answer complex questions with creativity by designing an object, stories, or resolutions. By teaching design thinking, students learn a method they can use independently to solve problems creatively. For example students might be asked to design a house or a novel candy box. In social studies, students can instructed to design a process for making community, classroom or school decisions more fair. In this workshop, teachers will be introduced to using the design cycle and how to integrate the design process into any lesson and participate in a hands on design challenge.

Speakers
avatar for Fiona Nanson

Fiona Nanson

Lower Canada College
avatar for Anne-Marie Lalonde

Anne-Marie Lalonde

Lower Canada College



10:05am

The Art of Math
Limited Capacity filling up

This workshop will present a lesson that combines geometry and sculpture, inviting participants to engage in hands-on activities to explore this link. By relating a subject like geometry to a practical purpose such as sculpture the student will realize that the formulas and calculations they are performing have a practical application. Using the four principles of design: balance, movement, proportion and variety, participants will have a hands on opportunity to experience the the role that geometry plays in the aesthetics of a sculpture. Through papercraft and photography, participants will examine the composition of shapes and use photographs to document the results. While the examples used in this session draw from the Grade 8 and 9 math curriculum and highlight competency 3: communicate using mathematical language, it will be of interest to anyone looking to create cross-curricular opportunities.

Speakers
avatar for Chris Taylor

Chris Taylor

Hebrew Academy
avatar for Christina Mete

Christina Mete

Hebrew Academy


Friday November 1, 2019 10:05am - 10:50am
MS 6 Selwyn House School 95 Cote St. Antoine Westmount QC H3Y 2H8

10:50am

11:00am

20Time Project
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Giving up 20% of class time, when implemented properly, can be a transformative learning opportunity for both the students and their teacher. Students are free to explore, inquire, learn, try, fail, reflect and share. For this project, students must push beyond their levels of comfort and delve into new learning experience. They not only grow as learners, but as individuals.Here is the link to my presentation: bit.do/krespilqaispop19

Speakers
avatar for Annie Krespil

Annie Krespil

Teacher, West Island College
Secondary ELA teacher and ed tech geek


Friday November 1, 2019 11:00am - 11:45am
Agora Selwyn House School 95 Cote St Antoine, Westmount, QC H3Y 2H8

11:00am

Flipped Classroom
Limited Capacity filling up

Flipped learning is a pedagogical approach in which direct instruction moves from class to home, and classwork becomes more interactive as students practice applying new knowledge. Simply said, students watch video lessons individually and then do their "homework" with a teacher. The teacher has more time to work with students individually in class, and students take more ownership of their learning. In this workshop, teachers will learn about one teacher's flipped secondary math classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Lana Ignjatovic

Lana Ignjatovic

Math teacher, Selwyn House
MathFlipped classAlternative assessment


11:00am

Teamwork Makes Dreamwork
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Participants will receive an overview of several cooperative learning strategies and leave with a basic understanding of how to positively engage students using something called "Home Teams".

Speakers
avatar for Erin Russett

Erin Russett

Teacher, Selwyn House School


Friday November 1, 2019 11:00am - 11:45am
MS 6 Selwyn House School 95 Cote St. Antoine Westmount QC H3Y 2H8

11:45am

12:45pm

Déconstruire la lecture
Limited Capacity seats available

Que se passe-t-il lorsqu'on lit? Pouvez-vous dessiner une carte qui illustre comment nous procédons? Pourquoi certains lecteurs ne comprennent-ils pas ce qu'ils lisent? Quels concepts devraient être enseignés explicitement? Le lecteur global, existe-t-il?  Comment pouvons-nous intervenir de manière efficace auprès des lecteurs qui présentent des difficultés?
De nombreux enseignants sont peu ou pas formés pour comprendre les cadres théoriques qui peuvent les guider pour répondre aux questions ci-dessus. Parmi la multitude de cadres, cet atelier en présente un (le modèle Laplante), consciencieusement sélectionné par une praticienne expérimentée. Il vise à aider les enseignants à réfléchir à propos de leur pratique et à choisir quels petits changements pourraient mener vers un impact significatif dans leur classe.

Speakers
avatar for Evi Pachis

Evi Pachis

French Ressource Teacher - Grades 1 to 8, Selwyn House
I'm a French teacher at Selwyn who works with FSL students and students in the lower grades who need support with learning how to read and write. I am currently enrolled at UQAM in the "Programme court de deuxième cycle en didactique cognitive des difficultés d'apprentissage en... Read More →


12:45pm

Finding it Lame? Make it a Game!
Limited Capacity filling up

Participants will see examples of engaging and effective games and structures used in grade 7 and 8 math classrooms, including simple scavenger hunts to get students up and moving as they answer questions. An element of competition can transform a worksheet into a BINGO game or a "Who Wants to be a Millionaire" game into a collaborative, consensus building activity. The presenter will demonstrate how to use a running leaderboard to make recurring activities like Kahoots even more engaging, with prizes awarded to the top finishers after a certain number of repetitions. Participants in the session will engage in a shortened version of each one so they can experience the fun firsthand!

Speakers
avatar for Katherine Farnell

Katherine Farnell

Middle School Math Teacher, Selwyn House School


Friday November 1, 2019 12:45pm - 1:30pm
MS 6 Selwyn House School 95 Cote St. Antoine Westmount QC H3Y 2H8

12:45pm

Teaching Using Design Thinking
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

ENGLISH SESSION Design thinking can be used to help students understand and process information from any topic or subject. Design thinking fosters brainstorming and collaboration skills that are valuable in a changing world where many challenges do not have textbook answers. Students can answer complex questions with creativity by designing an object, stories, or resolutions. By teaching design thinking, students learn a method they can use independently to solve problems creatively. For example students might be asked to design a house or a novel candy box. In social studies, students can instructed to design a process for making community, classroom or school decisions more fair. In this workshop, teachers will be introduced to using the design cycle and how to integrate the design process into any lesson and participate in a hands on design challenge.

Speakers
avatar for Fiona Nanson

Fiona Nanson

Lower Canada College
avatar for Anne-Marie Lalonde

Anne-Marie Lalonde

Lower Canada College



Friday November 1, 2019 12:45pm - 1:30pm
Agora Selwyn House School 95 Cote St Antoine, Westmount, QC H3Y 2H8

1:35pm

Interactive Math
Limited Capacity seats available

A sampling of the fifty interactive online math programs will be demonstrated.These programs are designed to ensure the mastery of most secondary math concepts. Each is linked to a database managing student results and enabling teacher access to these results. Participants should bring a computer or tablet to try these programs. Titles include Lines, Transformations, Trigonometry, Solids, Battleship, Similarity, and Parallel Lines (to name a few).

Speakers
avatar for Greg Scruton

Greg Scruton

Math and Computer Science Teacher, Trafalgar School
I am a math and computer science teacher. I am interested in the application of technology to the teaching and learning of mathematics. I have written 50 online math programs that help students acquire the basic skills (prior to problem solving) associated with almost every math topic... Read More →



1:35pm

Introduction to SeeSaw
Limited Capacity filling up

Participants will learn about a tool that stimulates students' interaction in class, participation, communication and critical thinking. Participants will learn to use Seesaw in their classroom and better understand the function and benefits of the tool. Seesaw is a great platform for empowering students to demonstrate and share learning.

Speakers
avatar for Andrea Cooperberg

Andrea Cooperberg

Ed. Tech. Specialist, JPPS - Bialik


1:35pm

Shifting the Classroom
Limited Capacity seats available

Mathematics education is changing! Teacher-centered instruction is becoming a thing of the past, making way for students to become active participants in their math comprehension. We will look at eight classroom shifts, in your middle/high school math classroom to give students more opportunities to become independent math thinkers. Participants will also brainstorm practical ways to implement these shifts into our daily lessons.

Speakers
avatar for Ellen Thompson

Ellen Thompson

Math Coach, Lower Canada College


2:30pm

Keynote: Ensuring an Effective Acoustic Environment for Learning
For the past 70 years, the Montreal Oral School for the Deaf has been servicing students with hearing loss. We support these students within their learning environment and provide teachers with strategies to ensure that the delivery of their messages is accessible. Teachers can meet the needs of all students by presenting lessons in different ways and using the Universal Design for Learning (UDL) framework. Ensuring an effective acoustic environment for learning is part of UDL. While it is crucial for those with hearing loss, it benefits all learners in the classroom.

In this presentation, we will provide information related to the importance of optimal access to hearing (awareness of hearing fluctuations), analyze acoustics in the classroom and provide strategies for optimal delivery of the message. Participants will have an opportunity to experience what it is like to be in poor acoustic environments with unclear auditory information and reflect on what possible changes can be put in place to promote equal access in the classroom. Participants will also be equipped with the knowledge to implement the necessary environmental modifications for the benefit of their learners.

Speakers
avatar for France Tasse

France Tasse

Director of Pedagogy, Montreal Oral School for the Deaf
avatar for Lorraine Balfour

Lorraine Balfour

Montreal Oral School for the Deaf
avatar for Patey Yeh

Patey Yeh

Teacher, Montreal Oral School for the Deaf



3:30pm

 


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