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Saturday, October 23
 

8:30am MDT

Information Booth
Saturday October 23, 2021 8:30am - 2:30pm MDT

9:00am MDT

Welcome address and Keynote #1: Darrell Brertton Jr.
Keynote Speaker: Darrel Brertton Jr.
Session Title: Good Medicine with Darrell Brertton Jr
"Tansi, Oki, Aba washded, Anin, Edelneta (greetings), join Darrell as he shares traditional knowledge about his Indigenous culture through music, dance and oral storytelling. This 22 year old from Saddle Lake Cree Nation is a world champion fancy bustle dancer and will be sharing his secrets of how he achieved this goal. Darrell will also be educating us about the different dance styles, where they came from, and what they represent. Sit back, relax, and enjoy the show!"

Darrell Brertton Jr is a member of the Saddle Lake Cree First Nations. He's been dancing & traveling the powwow trail ever since he could walk. Darrell shares Aboriginal Awareness at school bookings, and community events throughout the year within Edmonton & throughout Alberta. Darrell's passion is traveling the powwow trail across Canada & USA, as well as, enriching, empowering, and educating everyday people to grow and multiply their money collecting dust in the bank. Darrell actually won second place in Albuquerque, New Mexico at the World's Largest Gathering of Nations Powwow. He will showcase the pride he has for his culture, creating multiple sources of incomes, and putting people before profits!

Speakers
DB

Darrell Brertton Jr

Darrell Brertton Jr is a member of the Saddle Lake Cree First Nations. He's been dancing & traveling the powwow trail ever since he could walk. Darrell shares Aboriginal Awareness at school bookings, and community events throughout the year within Edmonton & throughout Alberta. Darrell's... Read More →


Saturday October 23, 2021 9:00am - 9:45am MDT
Zoom Meeting - Main Session

10:00am MDT

Beginning Drama - A pocket sized life-raft Foundational and fun approach to the Elements of Drama
This session presents an approach to the learning of drama that provides for the teaching of bite sized dramatic elements. Drama students will understand, control and formulate a language to communicate why and how drama works. The work is inspired by Brad Haseman and John O’Toole's Dramawise and Dramawise Reimagined which has been an internationally used backbone text for teaching drama.

Speakers
avatar for Glenn Taylor

Glenn Taylor

Glenn Taylor is a teaching artist and learning leader with the CBE and outgoing drama subject area specialist for the FAC. Glenn’s research has been in embodied practice in theatre training and the place of physical theatre practice in curriculum.


Saturday October 23, 2021 10:00am - 10:45am MDT
Zoom Meeting 2

10:00am MDT

Exploration and Regulation through the Arts
This session will explore ways that music, art, movement and other artistic mediums can be used to help regulate students. Participants will have the opportunity to try some of the techniques. Other resources and ideas will be provided.

Speakers
MP

Meagan Pon

Meagan is a Music Specialist with the Lethbridge School District. She is a Certified teacher and also holds a Masters in Counselling Psychology. Finding ways to connect the arts and psychology is a passion of hers.


Saturday October 23, 2021 10:00am - 10:45am MDT
Zoom Meeting 4

10:00am MDT

Let's Sing Out Names From the Rooftops
Our names matter. As we look at ways to more meaningfully connect with our students, beginning with truly getting to know the names of our students is an excellent place to start. In this session, participants will have the opportunity to examine several books, music resources, and music activities to use with students to get to know how to pronounce the names of the students in our classes and also the meaning behind their names. Let’s get to work transforming music, one name at a time!

Speakers
avatar for Kim Friesen Wiens

Kim Friesen Wiens

An Activist Music Classroom, Fine Arts Council
Kim Friesen Wiens is a music specialist with Edmonton Public Schools. She has taught for over twenty years. Currently she is working on her PhD at the University of Alberta. Kim is also the music representative for the ATA Fine Arts Council and serves as editor of A Fine Facta, which... Read More →


Saturday October 23, 2021 10:00am - 10:45am MDT
Zoom Meeting 3

10:00am MDT

Plans for Resilience—A Teaching Resource for Indigenous Education Through the Visual Arts (4-9)
The Alberta Education Teaching Quality Standard identifies six competencies that teachers are required to meet in order to hold and maintain an Alberta teaching certificate. Number 5 on the list is; Applying Foundational Knowledge about First Nations, Métis and Inuit. Join Samia Drisdelle, ATA Fine Arts Council Art Representative, Artist and middle school Teacher as she presents a practical and rich resource for meeting this competency through the Visual Arts. You will leave this session inspired, confident and ready to introduce this resource to your students the very next day. This session would benefit teachers of grades 4 through 9.

Speakers
avatar for Yvette Cenerini

Yvette Cenerini

Art Education Specialist, Mentoring Artists for Women's Art
Yvette Cenerini (née Lagimodière) is a franco-Métis visual artist from Manitoba who lives and works in Winnipeg. Behavior and relationships are recurring themes throughout her work in media arts and printmaking. Having obtained both a BEd (2001) and a BFA (2010), knowledge-sharing... Read More →
avatar for Samia Drisdelle

Samia Drisdelle

Art Representative, Fine Arts Council
Samia Drisdelle is an artist and art educator for the Calgary Board of Education. She has been teaching art as well as Fashion and Photography since 2008. She is currently Art Representative for the Fine Arts Council. Samia lives in Calgary with her two children.


Saturday October 23, 2021 10:00am - 10:45am MDT
Zoom Meeting 1

11:00am MDT

Annual General Meeting
Saturday October 23, 2021 11:00am - 11:45am MDT
Zoom Meeting - Main Session

11:45am MDT

Keynote 2 Darrell Brertton Jr
Keynote Speaker: Darrel Brertton Jr.
Session Title: Good Medicine with Darrell Brertton Jr
Darrell Brertton Jr is a member of the Saddle Lake Cree First Nations. He's been dancing & traveling the powwow trail ever since he could walk. Darrell shares Aboriginal Awareness at school bookings, and community events throughout the year within Edmonton & throughout Alberta. Darrell's passion is traveling the powwow trail across Canada & USA, as well as, enriching, empowering, and educating everyday people to grow and multiply their money collecting dust in the bank. Darrell actually won second place in Albuquerque, New Mexico at the World's Largest Gathering of Nations Powwow. He will showcase the pride he has for his culture, creating multiple sources of incomes, and putting people before profits!

Speakers
DB

Darrell Brertton Jr

Darrell Brertton Jr is a member of the Saddle Lake Cree First Nations. He's been dancing & traveling the powwow trail ever since he could walk. Darrell shares Aboriginal Awareness at school bookings, and community events throughout the year within Edmonton & throughout Alberta. Darrell's... Read More →


Saturday October 23, 2021 11:45am - 12:30pm MDT
Zoom Meeting - Main Session

12:35pm MDT

Let’s Get Up and Dance! How to Incorporate Movement and Dance in your Elementary Classroom
Are your elementary aged students getting antsy?  Are they fidgeting?  Are they losing focus?  Maybe it’s time to have them get up and dance!  In this session, I will share a number of movement - based exercises and activities that will re-energize your class, wake them up and have them refocus their mind and body.  If you choose to do so, part of this session will be interactive, you will have an opportunity to try out some of the activities for yourself.

Speakers
YT

Yvette Timtim-Ramirez

Yvette Timtim-Ramirez is the 2021-2022 Dance Subject Area Representative of the ATA Fine Arts Council.  She started dancing at 3 years old and trained in Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Lyrical, Contemporary, Modern, and Hip Hop dance styles.   Yvette has 20 years of teaching experience and... Read More →


Saturday October 23, 2021 12:35pm - 1:20pm MDT
Zoom Meeting 3

12:35pm MDT

Promoting Metacognition and Learning Through Visual Journaling
Students learn best by regularly utilizing metacognitive strategies to help process their thinking. When students use words, pictures, and symbols to represent their understanding and to help reflect on the hefty concepts that they are presented with in their classrooms daily, they are more likely to retain ideas and apply their learning later. While the focus of this session will be on showing how fine arts teachers can apply metacognitive journal writing strategies in the courses they teach, all attendees will be able to develop skills for utilizing metacognitive strategies in their respective classrooms, regardless of the subject area they teach in.

Speakers
avatar for Darrin Wilson

Darrin Wilson

Teacher, MidSun School
Darrin has worked within the CBE since 2008, focusing mostly on teaching English language arts, visual arts, and drama to middle school students. He has a Diplôme d'Études Collégiales in Illustration & Design at Dawson College, a Bachelor of Education degree from McGill University... Read More →


Saturday October 23, 2021 12:35pm - 1:20pm MDT
Zoom Meeting 1

12:35pm MDT

Storybooks for the Inclusive Classroom
We all want the students in our classrooms to see themselves in the lessons that we
teach. In this session, Denise will share lessons based on a diverse range of story
books in which all students will see themselves. You will sing, play, move, listen,
read, write and create in these lessons, and will have lots of fun with them. As part of
the resources for this lesson, Denise will share an annotated list of recommended
story books, with the concepts that they teach, so you can go on to teach many more
lessons using inclusive story books.


Denise Gagne is a music specialist with 40+ years of experience teaching band, choir and classroom
music from pre-school to College levels. Her choirs and bands won many awards at Music Festivals
and performed for local and national sporting events, on national radio and even for the Queen. Denise
has a Bachelor of Music from the University of Victoria, a Bachelor of Education from the University
of Saskatchewan, a Diploma in Music from the University of Auckland (pending), and a Post Graduate
Diploma in Fine Arts (Kodàly Level 3) from the University of Calgary with Lois Choksy. She has
completed Orff Level 3 and additional Orff training with Cindy Hall, Jay Broeker, Jos Wuytack and
Donna Otto.
Denise has served on the boards of the Saskatchewan Music Educators Association, the Saskatchewan
Band Association, and served for eight years on the board of the Kodàly Society of Canada. Denise is
currently managing editor of Themes & Variations, preschool music teacher and frequent visitor to
elementary school music classrooms.
Denise is the author or editor of more than 100 publications for K- 6 music teachers. She has been a
workshop presenter in every Canadian province and territory and all 50 states. She presents regularly
for Orff and Kodaly workshops, preschool and kindergarten conferences in Canada, the USA, Asia,
and Australia! Her workshops are fun, practical, and activity based!

Speakers
DG

Denise Gagne

owner, Themes and Variations/MusicPlay
Denise Gagné is a music specialist with 40 years of experience teaching band, choir and classroom music from pre-school to college levels, currently teaching in a Montessori classroom. She has degrees in music and education, as well as Level 3 training in both Kodály and Orff. Her... Read More →


Saturday October 23, 2021 12:35pm - 1:20pm MDT
Zoom Meeting 4

12:35pm MDT

The Art of Printmaking
Dr. Patti Pente

This lecture/workshop session introduces printmaking activities that are suitable for elementary
school art classes. From frottage to relief printing, I cover some possible lessons that emphasize
discovery and creative fun. To begin I will share information on printmaking, introduce some of
Canada’s notable printmakers, and suggest projects that use easily accessed materials such as
tempera paint, found objects and construction paper or white paper. Then we will experiment with
the activities in workshop format and share our creations at the end of our time together. Items
needed for this workshop include tempera paint, brushes, wax crayons, leaves and other “low relief”
objects, white paper and/or construction paper, scissors, pieces of cardboard and glue stick and/or
glue gun. If you have a piece of styrofoam that you can draw into (like a vegetable or meat packing tray) that would be great too.


Dr. Patti Pente is an artist and professor at the University of Alberta. Patti explored printmaking at Malaspina Printmakers Society in Vancouver BC for many years before becoming a professor of art education. She has taught printmaking and other media to all ages. Dr. Pente has been artist in residence at the Canadian National Institute for Nanotechnology, and she continues to research digital and analogue innovations for art education. Patti has exhibited her art nationally and internationally, and she maintains an active studio practice where she continues her interest in the relationships among perceptions of scale.


Speakers
avatar for Dr. Patti Pente

Dr. Patti Pente

professor, University of Alberta
Hello, I am an artist and art educator in the Faculty of Education at the University of Alberta. I would love to share my knowledge on all forms of studio art and in this workshop I will share ideas about printmaking with elementary school teachers in mind.


Saturday October 23, 2021 12:35pm - 1:20pm MDT
Zoom Meeting 2