TEAM 2019

Technology Educators’ Association of Manitoba & Vocational Teachers’ Association of Manitoba

A Hands-on Experience!

Acadia Junior High, 175 Killarney Avenue, Winnipeg

T.E.A.M’s annual Special Area Group Conference is a prime opportunity for teachers, students, and the community at large to experience Industrial Arts and Technology first hand. Built on a solid relationship with business and educators, the SAGE conference provides TEAM members with a resource for learning and offers hands on training for a number of applied skills that focus on the areas of Industrial Arts Education. This year’s event will include many hands-on sessions that will give participants the opportunity to experience projects, equipment, and other educational technology. Our presenters include teachers, post-secondary students, instructors from post-secondary institutions, and members of industry. Coffee and lunch are included in your conference registration, please note any dietary restrictions must be updated in the My Profile section of the MTS website. Payments may be made online through MTS’s online system.

Program

8:00-9:00 Registration
9:00 – 9:30 Vendor time
9:30- 11:00 Morning sessions
11:00 – 11:30 Vendor time
11:30- 12:45 Lunch
12:45- 1:30 AGM
1:30 – 3:00 Afternoon sessions
3:00 Wrap up and draws

All Day

Presented by Joshua Pruden, Reid Bouvier, Kyle Lavalee

During this all-day session we will be exploring various Indigenous projects and perspectives you can bring back to your shop. As a group we will explore the making of an animal hide drum. Participants will also have the opportunity to get hands on experience with leather and bead work. We will finish the day with a drum circle.

AM Sessions

Introductory look into Arduinos. Walk up
Presented by Sean Hart

We will be discussing how to get Arduino started within your classroom. Taking a fun look at sensor kits for beginners along with sample projects students have built. Beyond this, the aim is to get you comfortable using a range of electronic components through small, simple and easy circuits. Please bring your own laptop as we will be taking you through the ‘Experimenter’s Guide for Arduino.’ Must bring your own Laptop and have a general knowledge of electronic components (Breadboards, LED’s, resistors, ect.)


Wood Finishing products and Techniques. Walk up
Presented by Jerrod Kusyk

A well-crafted woodworking project can be ruined by poor finishing products and techniques. A poorly crafted project can look like a beautiful heirloom piece if the right products and techniques are applied. This theory-based session will look at different types of wood finishing products and different ways to apply them. This session will not be looking at artistic styles and techniques. Information about the composition of various types of finishes will be looked at and the pros and cons of different types of products for different types of applications will be covered. Topics covered will include: water-based vs oil-based. Urethane, varnish, lacquer, sanding sealers, epoxy, pre-catalyzed lacquers, and shellac. Linseed oil vs Tung oil vs Danish Oil. Pigment vs Dye vs Gel stains. Wipe-on vs brush on vs spray on products. Pre-finishing, sanding, cleanup products and HVLP spray guns will also be covered.


G suite for Education. Walk up
Presented by Amy Coulling

This session will show educators how to set up a communication hub on Google Classroom and use Google Sheets to keep track of student performance and attendance day-to-day. Some examples shown will include: how to set up safety quizzes with corresponding safety information sheets, show a variety of assessments done with google forms and possibly other online software that can be used to keep track of student progress.


Festool in education – Tools for the toughest demands. Walk up
Presented by Steve Wesseling

Focus on why Festool is a great choice for educators and students. Tool overview and open discussion.


Louisiana Seafood Boil. Walk up
Presented by Jean-Luc Suszko

This session will show educators how to set up a communication hub on Google Classroom and use Google Sheets to keep track of student performance and attendance day-to-day. Some examples shown will include: how to set up safety quizzes with corresponding safety information sheets, show a variety of assessments done with google forms and possibly other online software that can be used to keep track of student progress.

PM Sessions

Band saw mill Demonstration. Walk up
Presented by David Woitowicz

Experience wood processing and solar kiln possibilities. Band saw mills can start at $2800.00 and move up from there depending on the size and features desired. Often there is lots of local wood available for processing, but we have no way to cut or dry the material. I will demonstrate the use of a portable bandsaw mill and provide plans for a possible solar kiln that can dry up to 1000 Board feet at a time. Rustic or natural edge furniture can be at your fingertips.


Introductory look into Arduinos. Walk up
Presented by Sean Hart

We will be discussing how to get Arduino started within your classroom. Taking a fun look at sensor kits for beginners along with sample projects students have built. Beyond this, the aim is to get you comfortable using a range of electronic components through small, simple and easy circuits. Please bring your own laptop as we will be taking you through the ‘Experimenter’s Guide for Arduino.’ Must bring your own Laptop and have a general knowledge of electronic components (Breadboards, LED’s, resistors, ect.)


Sketch up. Walk up
Presented by Michael St. Lawrence 

This course will introduce an intuitive CAD solution called Sketchup that excels in creating and editing 2D and 3D concepts. Learn to use a reliable application that helps users to create impressive 3D models of interiors, furniture, landscapes and more. Its real forte is the ease of use which is backed by a set of powerful, professional-quality features and Trimble’s 3D warehouse.


Create with EcoPoxy. Max 30
Presented by EcoPoxy

Check out the amazing possibilities EcoPoxy can provide! Visit our demonstration as we show you how to empower and inspire the creativity within you with natural innovations and versatile creations. Imagine the possibilities!


Sublimation printing. Walk up
Presented by Jeff Herkimer

The session will act as an introduction to sublimation printing. We will focus on: What sublimation printing is, Start up, Suppliers, Materials, Uses in the classroom, Trouble shooting and Resources.


Tour of Finmac Lumber Max 25

This will be an offsite tour of the finmac lumber mill. Space is limited. An email with directions and instructions will be sent out to everyone who signs up before the event. Max 25

Fees

TEAM Conference Fee: $55
TEAM Membership Fee: $25
TEAM Membership + Conference Fee: $80.00
TEAM Student Fee: *MUST SHOW STUDENT ID: Free
Non-Member Conference: $90
TEAM Half Day Conference: $60.00 – NO LUNCH
TEAM SAME DAY REGISTRATION: $100.00

Registration

Register online here: https://memberlink.mbteach.org/Event.axd?e=1065

TEAM inquires for the conference may be directed to:

Jeff Sutherland: jsutherland@retsd.mb.ca.