TEAM & VTAM PD DAY 2018

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

A Great Day of Learning!

Kildonan East Collegiate, 845 Concordia Avenue, Winnipeg

T.E.A.M. & V.T.A.M.’s annual Special Area Group Conference is a prime opportunity for teachers, students, and the community at large to experience Industrial Arts, Vocational Education, 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. 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 when placing your order. Payments may be made online through MTS’s online system.

Program

Registration: 8:00 am – 9:00 am (coffee / tea / muffins)
Keynote: 9:00 – 10:00
AGM: 10:00 – 10:30
Break / Exhibitors: 10:30 – 11:00
Morning Sessions: 11:00 – 12:15
Lunch (KE Culinary Arts): 12:15 – 1:30
Afternoon Sessions: 1:30 – 2:45
Door Prizes: 3:00

Keynote Information
Drug Awareness In Our Schools
Winnipeg City Police

With anticipated legalization of marijuana, what do drugs (legal and illegal) look like in our schools?  The Winnipeg Police designated unit will offer information how to identify students involved in using / dealing drugs…   What do we need to know, and general awareness on anticipated challenges that legalization may bring.

AM Sessions – 11:00am-12:15pm

Session Title: Manitoba Education and Training for Hairstylists            

Session Description: Gather all hairstyling teachers, for a round table discussion.  Bring your challenges, concerns, form requests to the Apprenticeship Branch, so that continued conversation for the betterment of all students may be discussed.

Presenter’s Name: Tiffany Stepaniuk, Jeannette Desmarais, Cheryl Lavallee

Session location: Hairstyling Room


Session Title: Mental Health Awareness for the Educator                      

Session Description: How to rally from stressful teaching… Ideas and techniques on how to stay focused on your own mental health, while able to support your students, families, and your own family needs.

Presenter’s Name: Dan Hall                     

Session location: TBA


Session Title: SAFE Work Manitoba                                   

Session Description: The work highlights actions that should be considered in vocational programs, to ensure safety and health of participants.  Information will include (but not limit to) A – hazard identification and types of hazards B – how to conduct risk assessments C – duties of a supervisor D – an employer’s internal responsibility system etc…

Presenter’s Name: Itoro Affia                              

Session location: TBA


Session Title: Log Furniture Building  FULL

Session Description: Hands-on workshop with each participant building a half log bench.  All materials provided.  Tools used will be scrapers, hand planes, hand saws, and half inch drills for boring and tenoning

Presenter’s Name: Eldon Unruh                         

Maximum Participants: 15

* THERE IS A $10 CHARGE FOR THIS SESSION, TO BE PAID DIRECTLY TO THE INSTRUCTOR

Session location: TBA    


Session Title: Introduction to Creating Motion Graphics in Photoshop 

Session Description: Participants will utilize several fundamental animation techniques to create a simple, but effective motion graphic.  This session is best suited for those with an intermediate knowledge of Photoshop.  Please bring your own headphones / earbuds if possible, and a USB key if you would like a copy of your finished files.

Presenter’s Name: Michele Buchanan                

Session location: TBA


Session Title: Building Electric Guitars     

Session Description: Local luthier, Jeremy Hamm will present on the courses he offers at Hammtone Guitar Building School; in particular, the 1-week, electric guitar build and maintenance course.  Tim and Ken will reflect on this course as a PD opportunity for IA teachers.   A discussion will also be had on the creation of a guitar-building club at West Kildonan Collegiate with an exhibition of student guitar build examples.

Presenter’s Name: Tim Gysel, Ken Hartikainen, Jeremy Hamm                       

Session location: TBA


Session Title: CNC Circuits              

Session Description: We will be taking foil patterns and learning how to draw them in Cut 2D, learning how to set the specific parameters, and cut depths for circuits.  We will also be discussing the tools and issues that can arise during this process.

Presenter’s Name:  Michael Bouchard    

Session location: TBA


Session Title: Airbrushing and Stencil Making                  

Session Description: If you own a plotter and you’re not getting all that you can out of your investment, or wish to learn how to integrate a plotter into your workflow, this course is for you!  The plotter has quickly become an integral tool with all forms of airbrushing for achieving a product with a high quality, finished look. Geared for beginning and advanced plotter users, you will learn how to convert your ideas from paper to digital form, with the latest design programs, and how to increase your productivity and quality, using the hottest plotter techniques.  Will now include stencil choices, making your own stencils, and integrating stencils into your workflow.

Presenter’s Name: Jeff Herkimer and Sean Hart           

Session location: TBA


Session Title: Lost Styrofoam Casting        

Session Description: This session will start with how to build a mini foundry out of affordable materials available at any hardware store. The mini foundry will allow us to melt aluminum using BBQ charcoal as fuel. WE will then explore lost-foam casting by creating basic patterns out of foam and burying them in sand to create various objects and patterns.        

Presenter’s Name:  Jerrod Kusyk

Session location: TBA


Session Title: Creating a Paddle Board                  

Session Description:            

Presenter’s Name: David Woitowicz

Session location:  TBA


Session Title: The 7-year Itch: How to break out of a slump as a Technical Vocational Teacher

Session Description: ‘When you are in a slump, you’re not in for much fun. Un-slumping yourself is not easily done’ Dr Seuss – Based on Chris Winfield’s teachings, technical vocational instructors will explore 13 ways to become more motivated and break out of their teaching slump.

Presenter: Luis Reis, RRC Instructor


Session Title: Sysco Food Services of Winnipeg

Session Description:The Secret World of Food Service

Presenter: Kevin Penner / Jeannette Duncanson


Session Title: Grade 5/6 collaborative Industrial Arts

Session Description: This session will focus on the 5/6 Industrial programming coming out of LRSD.  This includes homeroom teachers working with the Industrial Arts teacher to create projects, relevant to the curriculum that’s being taught in students’ core courses.

Presenter: Richard Pharand and Jean-Luc Suszko


Session Title: Leather Working (ALL DAY SESSION)   FULL

Session Description: We will explore taking a 9 oz cow hide from a tanned state, all the way through to a completed belt. The session will go through resources, tools, processes and other project ideas for you to take to your shop. Attendees will walk away with a completed belt and basic hardware. An additional fee of $25.00 will be charged for this course. This fee will be collected the day of an a receipt will be issued.

Presenter: Josh Pruden

Maximum Participants: 14


Session Title: ARE YOU GAME? INTRO TO THE UNITY3D GAME ENGINE

Session Description: This is a hands on session, no programming or graphics experience necessary. Make controllable, animated 3D game characters in minutes, using software free for schools. Create custom game worlds. Content targets Senior Years teachers and students.

Explore the use of game design as a tool for teaching Math, ELA, Art, Science, Computer Science and more. 

Presenter: James Thomson


Session Title: Options, Curriculum, Grants and Assessment for Technology Education
Manitoba Education and Training

Session Description: Kim and Ken, from the Instruction, Curriculum and Assessment Branch, will present on technology education options, curriculum, assessment, and funding grants. Kim will outline the world of Technology Education and Ken will present some principles of assessment and invite consideration of them from the perspective of technical and vocational education.

Presenters: Ken Clark and Kim Poirier


Session Title: Plastic Welding
Chase Autobody Supplies

Session Description: Having trouble repairing automotive plastics? Well look no further! Polyvance has a nitrogen, smokeless welding system that can complete reparis in a fraction of the time it takes 2 part adheisives. This system can virtually weld any automotive plastic. This will be both an informative and hands on session.

Presenter: Martin McCormick


Session Title: 3M Welding Safety and Technology
Eldon Welding Systems

Session Description: Feature and demonstration of the latest welding helmets and air-breathing equipment for welding

Presenter: Eldon Baker


Session Title: TIG Welding

Session Description: Demo on welding stainless steel and aluminum with TIG Welding equipment.  Participants are invited to try and perform welding techniques.
Equipment will be available from 11:00 am to 12:15 pm

Presenter: Rachel Paulley


Session Title:  Alignment Training
Hunter Engineering Company

What is safety alignment and the importance of resetting these systems. How to create a collision alignment printout with SAI/IA angles with the aligner.
What is a quick check and how to complete one. What is Hunter learning channel and how you can benefit.

Presenter: Raymond Ruest


Session Title: Automotive – Skills Manitoba

Robert Gray, instructor at Red River College in the Automotive certification program, will be holding an information session involving competition work for Skills. 

Presenter: Robert Gray

PM Sessions 1:30-2:45pm

Session Title: Creating a Living Photograph (cinemagraph) in Photoshop                   

Session Description: Participants will work with video and use simple editing and masking to create the illusion of a still image that has come to life.  This session is best suited for those with an intermediate knowledge of Photoshop.

Presenter’s Name: Michele Buchanan    

Session location: TBA


Session Title: Get Schooled on A+ Posture!  SAFE Work Manitoba                    

Session Description: Let’s talk about how to prevent the gradual onset of musculoskeletal injury with simple adjustments to posture and equipment when interacting with technologies to include ‘what is neutral posture and why should I care?’  This is a fun, interactive workshop which goes into some depth on the anatomy and structure most typically affected by awkward and sustained postures, and what we can do to re-program ourselves to reduce muscles imbalanced and joint strain.   Focus is on teachers in the classroom and at home, as well as what to pass on to our students as future workers.

Presenter’s Name: Gail Archer-Heese

Session location: TBA


Session Title: Carpentry Curriculum and Projects Discussions                                      

Session Description: Discussion of the Carpentry delivery and project ideas, focusing on grade 9 and 10 courses.   Open to Vocational Carpentry Teachers.  Come ready to discuss and share your good ideas.

Presenter’s Name: Eldon Unruh             

Session location: TBA


Session Title: Technology in the Hairstyling Classroom          

Session Description: Participants will explore current, 21st century tools that can help change their classroom into a digital working space. You will leave the session with the knowledge and tools to engage, assess and share your students work, using a variety of different apps and programs. Participants are encouraged to bring their own device (phone, iPad, laptop)

Presenter’s Name: Kaleigh Henrikson   

Session location: TBA


Session Title: Special Needs and Industrial Arts  

Session Description: Round Table discussion on integrating students with special needs into industrial arts classrooms.  Topic will include strategies, and project options as well as any other concerns / ideas that may come from discussion.

Presenter’s Name: Chris Lafrance          

Session location: TBA


Session Title: Airbrushing and Stencil Making                  

Session Description: If you own a plotter and you’re not getting all that you can out of your investment, or wish to learn how to integrate a plotter into your workflow, this course is for you!  The plotter has quickly become an integral tool with all forms of airbrushing for achieving a product with a high quality, finished look. Geared for beginning and advanced plotter users, you will learn how to convert your ideas from paper to digital form, with the latest design programs, and how to increase your productivity and quality, using the hottest plotter techniques.  Will now include stencil choices, making your own stencils, and integrating stencils into your workflow.

Presenter’s Name: Jeff Herkimer and Sean Hart           

Session location: TBA


Session Title: Duct Tape Art           

Session Description:            

Presenter’s Name: Levi Sobering

Session location: TBA


Session Title: MPI Research Facility Tour        

Session Description:  Afternoon tour of the MPI research facility, located at 1981 Plessis Road. A signup sheet will e available at the registration desk. There is no additional fee with this tour, however, you must find your own way to the facility after lunch.          

Presenter’s Name: Brett Bergen


Session Title: Blue Egg Bake Shoppe – The Many Ways to Meringue    

Session Description:  This workshop will demonstrate the many ways a simple meringue recipe can be used to create lovely party favours or to elevate your next pie or cake recipe. There will be a demonstration on how to make a Swiss meringue and from there, I will show you how to alter your recipe to create either a topping, a melt in your mouth icing or a crisp cookie favour. Recipes, techniques, specific ingredients and their purpose! Hands-on component! Test your piping skills and put together a bite size pass around treat that could be made for your next event.          

Presenter’s Name: Robbyn Redekopp


Session Title: Best Practices for Beginning Technical Vocational Teachers    

Session Description:  Based on Todd Whitaker’s book, What Great Teachers Do Differently, participants will explore 17 things that matter most to beginning teachers.

Presenter’s Name: Luis Reis, RRC Instructor


Session Title: Lost-foam Casting

Session Description:  

Presenter’s Name: Jerrod Kusyk and Miguel Maguet


Session Title: Net Zero Energy Usage House Project   

Session Description:  Every year, Assiniboine Community College students build an RTM. To further the knowledge of the students and the local building industry, the college and a contractor have designed and constructed a Net Zero house. This presentation will provide basic energy efficient design and building techniques involved in the residential construction industry.  

Presenter’s Name: Stuart Sinclair and Stephen Sobering


Session Title: INTRODUCTION TO CREATING VIRTUAL REALITY

Session Description: This is a hands on session, no programming or graphics experience necessary. Using a web based application, CoSpaces and a matching iOS/Android app, create 3D and virtual worlds in minutes. Applicable to students from K-12 and all subject areas. Students can create virtual escape rooms, museum exhibits, games, simulations and whatever else their imagination leads them to.

Presenter: James Thomson


Session Title: 3M Welding Safety and Technology
Eldon Welding Systems

Session Description: Feature and demonstration of the latest welding helmets and air-breathing equipment for welding

Presenter: Eldon Baker


Session Title: Resistance/MIG/Plastic Welding and Electronic
Chase Auto Body Supplies

Session Description: The workshop will feature live demonstrations of varied new equipment being utilized in the automotive refinish industry. Attendees will also have the opportunity to use the tools with guidance from our technical experts on hand.

Presenter: Terry Sharanowski


Session Title: TIG Welding

Session Description: Demo on welding stainless steel and aluminum with TIG Welding equipment.  Participants are invited to try and perform welding techniques.
Equipment will be available from 7:00 am to 2:00 pm.

Presenter: Rachel Paulley


Session Title: Demo on AutoComp Elite Brake Lathe
Hunter Engineering Company

Session Description:  Demonstration of new AutoComp Elite. Information on what is Road Force, and how to correct it. What is Hunter learning channel an how you can benefit.

Presenter: Raymond Ruest


Session Title: Blanket Exercise

The Blanket Exercise is a workshop that explores the nation-to-nation relationship between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples in Canada.  Blankets arranged on the floor represent land, and participants are invited to step into the roles of First Nations, Inuit and later Métis peoples.  The workshop helps people to understand how the colonization of this land impacts those who were here long before settlers arrived.  It engages people’s minds and hearts in understanding why the relationships between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples is often broken…  and how we can take action together. 

Presenters: Trina Everall, Karen Nelson and Charlene Turcotte

Fees

Fees (including half days and full days)

TEAM:

TEAM Conference Fee: $55
TEAM Membership Fee: $25
TEAM Membership + Conference Fee: $80.00
TEAM Student Fee: *MUST SHOW STUDENT ID: $20
Non-Member Conference: $90
TEAM Half Day Conference: $60.00 – NO LUNCH
TEAM SAME DAY REGISTRATION: $100.00

VTAM:

VTAM Conference Fee: $55.00
VTAM Membership Fee: $25.00
VTAM Membership + Conference Fee: $80.00
Non-Member Conference: $90
VTAM Student Fee: *MUST SHOW STUDENT ID: $20
VTAM Half Day Conference: $60.00 – NO LUNCH
VTAM SAME DAY REGISTRATION: $100.00

Other:

*PLEASE NOTE, THAT SAME DAY REGISTRATION WILL BE $100.00 FOR CONFERENCE AND MEMBERSHIP.  WE ENCOURAGE YOU TO REGISTER PRIOR TO THE SAGE CONFERENCE.  DEADLINE FOR EARLY REGISTRATION IS NOON, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 18TH, 2018.

Registration

Register here for VTAM: https://memberlink.mbteach.org/Event.axd?e=921

Register here for TEAM: https://memberlink.mbteach.org/Event.axd?e=922

Registration opens on: Tuesday, September 4th, 2018
Registration closes on: Thursday, October 18th, 2018, 12:00 pm
Cut Off Date for Cancelling:  Thursday, October 18th, 2018, 12:00 pm   
Cancellation Policy: Refunds will be granted if cancellations are received by 12:00 pm on October 18th, 2018
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General Questions

We encourage on-line registration PRIOR to the event.

PayPal payments for conference are encouraged.  Please print receipts, or have a copy of your payment on your phone.  We do not anticipate any challenges with PayPal, or MTS online registration, however, glitches sometimes happen, out of our control, and appreciate your effort to confirm payment and registration.

Please note that lunch will be supplied by the Culinary Arts and Baking Departments of Kildonan East Collegiate.

Dietary concerns?  Please ensure that all of your personal information is up to date on the MTS website.  This website, gives you the opportunity to list your food allergies, so that we may better serve you the day of the conference.  

Contact Information

VTAM inquiries for the conference may be directed to:
            Lynne Schulz: schulzlynne@gmail.com
            or  
            Denise Letienne:  stylem2@shaw.ca

TEAM inquires for the conference may be directed to:
            Chris Lafrance:  christopher.lafrance@lrsd.net