MSSTA PD DAY 2019

Manitoba Social Science Teachers’ Association 

One Hundred Years of Attitude: New Perspectives in Teaching and Learning about the Winnipeg General Strike

Miles Macdonell Collegiate, 757 Roch St. Winnipeg, MB

Friday, October 25, 2019, 9am-3:30pm

General Program Outline

8:00-9:00 – Registration/check-in and displayers

9:00-9:10 – Opening Remarks

9:10-9:45 – Keynote Address

9:45-10:15 – Break/Time for Displayers

10:00-12:00 – THI/MSSTA/WGS Group A Bus/Walk Tour of Winnipeg General Strike sights

10:00-12:00 – THI/MSSTA/WGS Group B Round Table Discussion and Strike Resources

10:15-11:00 – Session #1

11:00-11:15 – Break

11:15-12:00 – Session #2

12:00-13:00 – Lunch/Time for Displayers+

13:00-15:00 – THI/MSSTA/WGS Group B Bus/Walk Tour of Winnipeg General Strikes sights

13:00-15:00 – THI/MSSTA/WGS Group A Round Table Discussion and Strike Resources

13:00-13:45 – Session #3

13:45-14:00 – Break/Time for Displayers

14:00-14:45 – Session #4

15:00 – MSSTA AGM and Prizes

15:30 – End

Keynote Speakers

Memory and Legacy: the Winnipeg General Strike

J. Nolan Reilly

J. Nolan Reilly is currently a Senior Scholar and Director Emeritus of the Oral History Centre at the University of Winnipeg. Prior to starting at the University of Winnipeg, Dr. Reilly received his B.A. (Hons) and M.A. from the University of Waterloo and his Ph.D. from Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Along with his wife Sharon, Dr. Reilly is responsible for creation of the 1919 General Strike Multimedia Education kit. This kit contains a plethora of resources to help Manitoba history teachers teach the Winnipeg General Strike and was made available to every high school in the province. And, as a result of Dr. Reilly’s never-ending devotion to the teaching of the General Strike, funding has now been secured to update the Multimedia Education Kit in the fall of 1919.
On top of securing an update to the Education Kit, Nolan and Sharon, with the help of funding of the Manitoba Federation of Labour, Manitoba Culture and Heritage, and KKP Design and Print, have recently released the 1919 Winnipeg General Strike Driving and Walking Tour: 100th Anniversary Edition. Over the years, Dr. Reilly has taken hundreds of students, professional groups, and community members on the Strike tour.

For over forty years Dr. Reilly has worked extensively with teachers in classrooms and in workshops exploring effective practices in the teaching of historical consciousness in multi-disciplinary approaches to learning. He continues to be fascinated by exploring, with other teachers, innovative methodologies which incorporate multiple primary sources from traditional documents, oral traditions, public history, the built environment, and historical artifacts.

Session 1 After Keynote  10:15-11:00

MS-00 Winnipeg General Strike Group A
Teaching History Institute of the University of Winnipeg

Participants in this session will spend the morning (10-Noon) on a guided walking/bus tour of significant Winnipeg General Strike locations. In the afternoon (1-3), participants will enjoy a round table discussion, facilitated by teachers, on teaching the history and significance of the strike. Participants will also receive a presentation on “fact vs. fiction” in looking at Winnipeg General Strike history.

Session Time: 10am-12pm, 1:00-1:45pm, 2-2:45pm

Grade Level: 6-12


MS-1 Teaching the Sustainable Development Goals

Presenter: Grace Van Mil – Manitoba Council for International Cooperation

MCIC works with teachers across the province to offer classroom workshops, learning resources, and Generating Momentum student conferences on global issues. In this session, teachers will learn about the Global Goals, including lesson plans and resources to take home for immediate use. The session will also include 2-3 hands-on activities for teachers to engage with and bring back to their classrooms, including a new resource – Sustainable Foundations: A Guide for Teaching the SDGs.

Session Time: 10:15-11:00

Grade Level: Middle – Senior


MS-2 Teaching the Winnipeg General Strike through Literature

Presenter: Harriet Zaidman – Writer

The issues behind the General Strike – racism and fake news – and their relevance today, using City on Strike, a middle grade novel by Harriet Zaidman.

Books will be available for purchase – $15.00 each/cash.

Session Time: 10:15-11:00

Grade Level: Middle


MS-3 Choices in Little Rock: Using the Civil Rights Movement to teach Empathy and Identity in Middle & Senior Years Classes

Presenter: Heidi Crowley – Gray Academy

Understanding identity, the need to belong, historical pain points, and the roots of modern tensions is essential for our students. Using the Civil Rights Movement and the Little Rock Nine, we will explore ways to understand our past and how we got to now. This seminar shares a unit of study that can be used in Middle or Senior Year classes with all materials and teaching strategies provided. Together, we will look at how to explore these topics with our students and build connections to our lives today.

Session Time: 10:15-11:00

Grade Level: Middle-Senior

Max Participants: 20

Materials: Chart paper and markers


MS-4 Treaty Education – Resources and Treaty Education Integration

Presenter: Renée McGurry 

Renée McGurry, a classroom support teacher from the Treaty Relations Commission of Manitoba will share information about the Treaty Commission’s two-day training and its goal of supporting the implementation of Treaty education in classrooms across the province. In addition, she will share some the online resources available to educators, that can assist with the  integration of Treaty education into existing provincial curricula.

Session Time: 10:15-11:00

Grade Level: Senior


MS-5 Fake News, Nothing New Here! FULL

Presenter: Larry Mikulcik – FAST

Teaching our students how to critically examine what they hear/see/read in the news cycle and how to dig beneath the surface to get to the real facts regarding domestic and world events.   Holodomor and the Bosnian War are historical examples of misleading the public and manipulating public perception showing that Fake News is not new.  Participants will see how their work is supported through the free teacher resources provided by FAST.

Session Time: 10:15-11:00

Grade Level: Senior

Max Participants: Lab capacity

Materials: Computer lab


MS-6 Caring for Our Watersheds

Presenter: Amanda Benson – Oak Hammock Marsh Interpretive Centre

An exciting project-based environmental contest that incorporates ESD and the SDGs into the classroom and beyond! Students research and create proposals for positive changes in their watershed. Funding is available through Nutrien for implementing students’ ideas in their communities.

Session Time: 10:15-11:00

Grade Level: Middle-Senior


MS-7 FREE Online Program ‘Kids Boost Immunity’ for the Classroom: Inquiry approach, new social studies and critical thinking lessons, indigenous story writers and Elders share perspectives, and learning is linked to global citizenship

Presenter: Kathy Miller – Kids Boost Immunity

Many teachers including a number from Manitoba helped with lesson development this summer to make KBI align better with classroom learning. There are new lessons in social studies that now meet curriculum outcomes for grades 4-12. Also added are critical thinking lessons as part of evaluating information for grades 4-12. These look at bias and how to test your ideas. For grades 4-7 there is a new ‘cross-curricular research assignment’ where students can select from seven broad global health topics. For this assignment, teacher support materials such as worksheets and marking rubrics are available to use or adapt as needed. There is also an inquiry activity that involves tasks related to language arts, health, math, and LA, as well as a creative presentation. This activity has a comprehensive teacher guide and support materials. Also, KBI has lessons developed by Indigenous story writers and Elders. Many new things to share! A unique aspect about KBI is that students earn vaccines through UNICEF when they correctly answer questions, so they are making a difference as global citizens. KBI is completely free as it is funded by the Public Health Agency of Canada. A demonstration of the online lessons will be given. Teachers can watch how KBI works for students. Or they may want to join a team and experience it first hand.

Session Time: 10:15-11:00

Grade Level: Elementary – Senior

Materials: Computer lab


MS-8 Playing with History: Gamifying Middle School Social Studies Curriculum

Presenter:Andrew Brown – Mennonite Brethren Collegiate Institute

This session introduces an original educational middle school game called “Canadiana,” in which students experience Canada’s history through inquiry and affective pedagogy. While playing the game with participants, this session will explore engagement and assessment strategies in gamification.

Session Time: 10:15-11:00

Grade Level: Middle Years


MS-9 Philosophy For Kids, Across Subject Areas

Presenter: Amy Leask – Red T Media

Philosophy may not be part of the regular elementary school curriculum, but there are fun and engaging philosophical questions to be found in everything from language arts, to science, to physical education. Explore the what, how and why of including philosophical inquiry in everyday classroom activities.

Session Time: 10:15-11:00

Grade Level: Elementary

Materials: Chart paper and markers


MS-10 Teaching History in the 21st Century

Presenter:Greg Shedden – Sisler High School

Greg Shedden has been recognized with the honour of Provincial High School teacher of the year, received the Prime Ministers Certificate of Excellence and the Manitoba Council for International Cooperation, and finally, he recently received the Governor General`s Medal for Volunteerism. As head of the Social Sciences Department at Sisler High School Mr. Shedden has worked to bring new ideas and new strategies to teaching Canadian history to a generation of tech savvy, social media junkies. This SAGE presentation is in its 3rd year and has been well received in the past.

Session Time: 10:15-11:00

Grade Level: Senior


MS-12 Chinese Traditional Culture and Shen Yun

Presenter: Phuong Nguyen and Song Liu – Shen Yun Performing Arts

Shen Yun Performing Arts, a New York-based classical Chinese dance company brings the five thousand years of Chinese cultures to life on the stage. This presentation is to explore how the values of Shen Yun can be brought to the classroom for students to appreciate authentic Chinese arts, and how these values can be applied to understand human rights and dignity in modern day China.

Session Time: 10:15-11:00

Grade Level: Middle – Senior

Session 2 AM  11:15-12:00

MS-00 Winnipeg General Strike Group B
Teaching History Institute of the University of Winnipeg

Participants in this session will spend the morning (10-Noon) enjoying a round table discussion, facilitated by teachers, on teaching the history and significance of the strike. Participants will also receive a presentation on “fact vs. fiction” in looking at Winnipeg General Strike history. Participants will spend the afternoon (1-3) on a guided walking/bus tour of significant Winnipeg General Strike locations.

Session Time: 10-10:45am, 11-11:45am, 1-3pm

Grade Level: 6-12


MS-13 New Free Resources for Elections and Democracy

Presenter: Joseph Hopfner – Elections Canada

Join us for a window into the new and exciting resources and tools for learning, teaching, and engaging about democracy, civic engagement and elections. These are curriculum-connected and free to access teacher-developed resources that span from History to Geography, including Indigenous Studies and much more! Our province is one of two areas in this whole country with this special pilot project.

Session Time: 11:15-12:00

Grade Level: Middle – Senior


MS-14 CMHR resources for the classroom

Presenter: Graham Lowes and – Canadian Museum for Human Rights

This session will introduce educators to two human rights themed project-based learning resources, developed and tested by Manitoba educators.  The Be an Upstander website and complementary teaching resource is designed for middle years students and has numerous Social Studies and ELA curricular connections.  The 180 challenges students to take steps to turn an injustice towards justice – and tell others why they should do the same – in just 180 seconds. The 180 builds on the Global Issues course and culminates in an opportunity for students to share their learning at the CMHR’s student showcase in the spring of 2020.

Session Time: 11:15-12:00

Grade Level: Middle – Senior


MS-15 Hands-On History – Second World War

Presenter: Sandra O’Quinn – Canadian War Museum

Discover the Canadian War Museum’s new Second World War Discovery Box.

Explore the carefully curated objects chosen for the museum’s newest education outreach box. Try out some of the classroom-ready activities grounded in Historical Thinking strategies. Participants will come away with new ideas on using object-based learning in the classroom.

Session Time: 11:15-12:00

Grade Level: Middle – Senior


MS-16 Inquiry Based Learning Systems for the Classroom

Presenter: Rob Malo – TiBert le voyageur

Participants will experience the TiBert le Voyageur hands-on voyageur museum, followed by a short demonstration of inquiry-based learning theories applied during the creation of the museum and of related online and print resources. We end with an open discussion regarding the adaptation of inquiry-based learning theories to the everyday classroom.

Session Time: 11:15-12:00

Grade Level: Elementary – Senior

Materials: 4-5 empty tables – projector or smart board


MS-17 Examining Shifting Settler Narratives of Indigenous Genocide Through Newspaper Reporting Over Time

Presenter: George Dalbo and Joseph Eggers– University of Minnesota

This session examines a new middle school curriculum in which students analyze 150 years of newspaper coverage reporting and remembering early settler-Native conflicts. Analyzing these articles through a settler-colonialism framework helps students to understand the shifting nature of how historical events and Indigenous peoples are represented over time and space.

Session Time: 11:15-12:00


MS-18 Grab ’em, Teach ’em, Keep them > Tried and True Strategies

Presenter: Steven Peers – Shaftesbury High School

This session will introduce a plethora of teaching ideas that can be used in almost every classroom , not just Social Studies.  Successful classroom teachers learn from other teachers, and this session is about sharing thirty years of “tried and true” lesson ideas and teaching experience. Although, this session is geared toward newer teachers: all teachers should be able to ‘find’ teaching ideas and lesson concepts that they can take back to their classrooms and use in their daily teaching right away.

Session Time: 11:15-12:00

Grade Level: Middle-Senior


MS-19 Teaching the Sustainable Development Goals – Repeat Session

Presenter: Grace Van Mil – Manitoba Council for International Cooperation

MCIC works with teachers across the province to offer classroom workshops, learning resources, and Generating Momentum student conferences on global issues. In this session, teachers will learn about the Global Goals, including lesson plans and resources to take home for immediate use. The session will also include 2-3 hands-on activities for teachers to engage with and bring back to their classrooms, including a new resource – Sustainable Foundations: A Guide for Teaching the SDGs.

Session Time: 11:15-12:00

Grade Level: Middle-Senior


MS-20 Caring for Our Watersheds – Repeat Session

Presenter: Amanda Benson – Oak Hammock Marsh Interpretive Centre

An exciting project-based environmental contest that incorporates ESD and the SDGs into the classroom and beyond! Students research and create proposals for positive changes in their watershed. Funding is available through Nutrien for implementing students’ ideas in their communities.

Session Time: 11:15-12:00

Grade Level: Middle-Senior


MS-21 Teaching the Winnipeg General Strike through Literature

Presenter:Harriet Zaidman – Writer

The issues behind the General Strike – racism and fake news – and their relevance today, using City on Strike, a middle grade novel by Harriet Zaidman.

Books will be available for purchase – $15.00 each/cash.

Session Time: 11:15-12:00

Grade Level: Middle-Senior


MS-22 Chinese Traditional Culture and Shen Yun

Presenter: Phuong Nguyen and Song Liu – Shen Yun Performing Arts

Shen Yun Performing Arts, a New York-based classical Chinese dance company brings the five thousand years of Chinese cultures to life on the stage. This presentation is to explore how the values of Shen Yun can be brought to the classroom for students to appreciate authentic Chinese arts, and how these values can be applied to understand human rights and dignity in modern day China.

Session Time: 11:15-12:00

Grade Level: Middle


MS-23 Engagement Activities: 10 Activities to Try Tomorrow

Presenter: Heidi Crowley – Gray Academy

These activities can easily be added to almost any class grades 7-12, either once or as a repeated practice. Focusing on common multi-year themes of identity, activism, sustainability, and human rights,  teachers will be given ready-to-use strategies and activities that connect our students to ethical issues and real world dilemas. If you are looking for a session that will leave you with new resources to incorporate easily into your current courses and encourage student engagement in your Social Studies course this session is for you!

Session Time: 11:15-12:00

Grade Level: Middle-Senior


MS-23B Philosophy For Kids, Across Subject Areas

Presenter:Amy Leask – Red T Media

Philosophy may not be part of the regular elementary school curriculum, but there are fun and engaging philosophical questions to be found in everything from language arts, to science, to physical education. Explore the what, how and why of including philosophical inquiry in everyday classroom activities.

Session Time: 11:15-12:00

Grade Level: Elementary

Session 3 AM  10:15-12:00

MS-24 What would you do if you were FORCED TO FLEE your homeland?

Presenter:James Kornelsen – Canadian Foodgrains Banks

“Forced to Flee” is a refugee simulation exercise suitable for grade 7 and up. This activity requires participants to make decisions in ‘household groups.’ Teachers will participate in the activity, learn how to facilitate it, discuss extended learning and leave with a copy of the free activity.

Session Time: 11:15-12:00

Grade Level: Middle-Senior


MS-25 What’s Happening In Venezuela?

Presenter: Ivan Pankratz – Venezuela Peace Committee

The Venezuela Peace Committee supports the efforts of Venezuelans to develop their country free of outside interference.  As Canadians, we are dismayed by the unhelpful actions of our government and we encourage students to take a critical look at this situation.  Check out this presentation and book one for your class.

Session Time: 11:15-12:00

Grade Level: Senior


MS-26 Learning the Basics of Digital Mapping with ArcGIS Online

Presenter: Pat Adams and Rod Epp – Map to Learn Elementary

In this hands-on workshop learn the basics of Esri’s ArcGIS online digital mapping tool, creating maps that can be used for inquiry and analysis. This workshop is designed for teachers new to digital mapping and those with some experience wishing to review and practice their mapping skills.

Session Time: 11:15-12:00

Grade Level: Senior

Max Participants: 20

Session 4 Double Block After Lunch  1:00-2:45

MS-27 GMOs – Engage your students in thinking critically about GMOs

Presenter: Karen Hill – Agriculture in the Classroom

Agriculture in the Classroom-MB presents a screening of Food Evolution followed by a panel discussion. Receive a FREE movie download link and resources to help you spark critical thinking about GMOs in your students. Directors, Sheehan and Kennedy, said “we had become more and more intrigued by the ever-present and ever-polarizing debate around GMOs. [This] story explores the good, the bad and the ugly of genetic engineering.

www.foodevolutionmovie.com/about/the-film/

Session Time: 1:00-2:45

Grade Level: Senior


MS-28 Learning the Basics of Digital Mapping with ArcGIS Online

Presenter: Pat Adams and Rod Epp – Map to Learn Elementary

In this hands-on workshop learn the basics of Esri’s ArcGIS online digital mapping tool, creating maps that can be used for inquiry and analysis. This workshop is designed for teachers new to digital mapping and those with some experience wishing to review and practice their mapping skills.

Session Time: 1:00-2:45

Grade Level: Senior

Max Participants: 20

Session 5 Session After Lunch 1:00 – 1:45

MS-29 How To Conduct a Socratic Seminar

Presenter: Rob Schrofel – West Kildonan Collegiate

Participants will learn how to set up and run a Socratic Seminar with students. Information on the processes, options, challenges, and benefits of this teaching method will be shared. This will be an interactive session in which participants will be asked to get into groups and practice a seminar related to our digital world!

Session Time: 1:00 – 1:45

Grade Level: Middle-Senior

Max Participants: 18


MS-30 The History of Rock and Roll > a High School Course

Presenter: Steven Peers – Shaftesbury High School

The history of Rock and Roll has been a high school credit course for almost ten years at Shaftesbury High School.  Would you  like to bring such a course to your school?  This session will give an overview of the content of the course and will explain how it could work at your school.  Willing to share all RnR materials for the course, I am looking for other teachers who are interested in bringing this excited course to their schools across the province.  Come and see what the History of Rock and Roll has to offer.

Session Time: 1:00 – 1:45

Grade Level: Senior


MS-31 Get Your Students Thinking Outside the Books

Presenter: Peter Bjornson – University of Winnipeg/Manitoba Historical Society

I will hi-light award-winning lessons that will get students thinking beyond the books. From very simple exercises designed to create empathetic thinking to complex transformative learning exercises, this will challenge teachers to take big risks for big rewards.

Session Time: 1:00 – 1:45

Grade Level: Senior


MS-32 Animal Empathy

Presenter: Pam Rempel – Winnipeg Humane Society

Using animals as a focus to develop empathy in students. This program is aimed at students who could benefit from topics such as kindness, emotional needs, conflict and stress.

Session Time: 1:00 – 1:45

Grade Level: K-Senior


MS-33 Model Parliament in the Classroom

Presenter: Michael Zwaagstra – Hanover School Division

Model parliament is an excellent opportunity for students to improve their critical thinking and communication skills. During this practical session, teachers will learn how to develop and run a model Parliament session during regular class time.

Session Time: 1:00 – 1:45

Grade Level: Middle-Senior


MS-34 Hate is the New Black

Presenter: Larry Mikulick – FAST

Engage our students in courageous conversations tackling hate and intolerance as they continue to increase.   The focus is two-fold: first, identifying the growth of hate/extremism at home and across the globe, and secondly, on helping our students to engage positively in affecting change.  Participants will see how their work is supported through the free teacher resources provided by FAST.

Session Time: 1:00 – 1:45

Grade Level: Middle-Senior


MS-35 Connecting Students to our Communities through Project-based Learning with the Youth & Philanthropy Initiative

Presenter: Mick Tirilly and – Youth and Philanthropy Initiative Canada

The Youth and Philanthropy Initiative (YPI: goypi.org) is a free experiential, project-based learning program offered to schools across Canada that aligns with MB’s grade 9 Social Studies curriculum. Students learn deeply about their communities, develop critical 21st Century skills, and direct grants ($5,000 per school, provided by YPI) to charities.

Session Time: 1:00 – 1:45

Grade Level: Senior


MS-36 Hands-On History – Second World War

Presenter: Sandra O’Quinn – Canadian War Museum

Discover the Canadian War Museum’s new Second World War Discovery Box.

Explore the carefully curated objects chosen for the museum’s newest education outreach box. Try out some of the classroom-ready activities grounded in Historical Thinking strategies. Participants will come away with new ideas on using object-based learning in the classroom.

Session Time: 1:00 – 1:45

Grade Level: Middle-Senior


MS-37 STORYTELLING : ORAL TRADITION TO PRODUCTION

Presenter: Rob Malo – TiBert le voyageur

Rob Malo has been recognized by Storytellers of Canada as being a Master Storyteller. During this workshop, the process of creating an oral story is shared, followed by the creation of a visual storyboard to produce either a graphic novel or a short play from that same story. Participants work in groups to learn this new creative process. The TiBertvoyage.ca site is used throughout this workshop.

Session Time: 1:00 – 1:45

Grade Level: K-Senior


MS-38 Examining Shifting Settler Narratives of Indigenous Genocide Through Newspaper Reporting Over Time

Presenter: George Dalbo and Joseph Eggers– University of Minnesota

This session examines a new middle school curriculum in which students analyze 150 years of newspaper coverage reporting and remembering early settler-Native conflicts. Analyzing these articles through a settler-colonialism framework helps students to understand the shifting nature of how historical events and Indigenous peoples are represented over time and space.

Session Time: 1:00 – 1:45

Session 6 Last Slot  2:00-2:45

MS-39 Canadian Geographic Education Resources!

Presenter: John Thompson – Canadian Geographic Education

Find out what Canadian Geographic Education has to offer you!  In this session you will find resources, as well as lesson plans, and several free resources!

Session Time: 2:00 – 2:45

Grade Level: K-Senior


MS-38B Building Leaders for Today and Tomorrow

Presenter: Greg Shedden – Sisler High School

Greg Shedden has been recognized with the honour of Provincial High School teacher of the year, received the Prime Ministers Certificate of Excellence and the Manitoba Council for International Cooperation, and finally, he recently received the Governor General`s Medal for Volunteerism. A good deal of the reason for these many honours has been because of his work with some amazing young people. In this session you will learn about the strategies Mr. Shedden employs to motivate his students to go above and beyond. You can check out some of the work of his young leaders through social media and Google searches. Groups like Sisler Teens Against Nicotine and Drugs or Youth in a Green War have achieved national recognition for their social justice work. Mr. Shedden has been making this presentation, once a term, to Post Bac. students at the University of Wpg. For the past 3 years.

Session Time: 1:00 – 1:45

Session 6 Last Slot  2:00-2:45

MS-39 Canadian Geographic Education Resources!

Presenter: John Thompson – Canadian Geographic Education

Find out what Canadian Geographic Education has to offer you!  In this session you will find resources, as well as lesson plans, and several free resources!

Session Time: 2:00 – 2:45

Grade Level: K-Senior


MS-40 Get Your Students Thinking Outside the Books

Presenter: Peter Bjornson – University of Winnipeg/Manitoba Historical Society

I will hi-light award-winning lessons that will get students thinking beyond the books. From very simple exercises designed to create empathetic thinking to complex transformative learning exercises, this will challenge teachers to take big risks for big rewards.

Session Time: 2:00 – 2:45

Grade Level: Senior


MS-41 Model Parliament in the Classroom

Presenter: Michael Zwaagstra – Hanover School Division

Model parliament is an excellent opportunity for students to improve their critical thinking and communication skills. During this practical session, teachers will learn how to develop and run a model Parliament session during regular class time.

Session Time: 2:00 – 2:45

Grade Level: Middle-Senior


MS-42 Fake News, Nothing New Here! FULL

Presenter: Larry Mikulcik – FAST

Teaching our students how to critically examine what they hear/see/read in the news cycle and how to dig beneath the surface to get to the real facts regarding domestic and world events.   Holodomor and the Bosnian War are historical examples of misleading the public and manipulating public perception showing that Fake News is not new.  Participants will see how their work is supported through the free teacher resources provided by FAST.

Session Time: 2:00 – 2:45

Grade Level: Senior

Max Participants: Lab capacity

Materials: Computer lab


MS-43 Playing with History: Gamifying Middle School Social Studies Curriculum

Presenter: Andrew Brown – Mennonite Brethren Collegiate Institute

This session introduces an original educational middle school game called “Canadiana,” in which students experience Canada’s history through inquiry and affective pedagogy. While playing the game with participants, this session will explore engagement and assessment strategies in gamification.

Session Time: 2:00 – 2:45

Grade Level: Middle


MS-44 How To Conduct a Socratic Seminar

Presenter: Rob Schrofel – West Kildonan Collegiatee

Participants will learn how to set up and run a Socratic Seminar with students. Information on the processes, options, challenges, and benefits of this teaching method will be shared. This will be an interactive session in which participants will be asked to get into groups and practice a seminar related to our digital world!

Session Time: 2:00 – 2:45

Grade Level: Middle-Senior

Max Participants: 18


 

Registration

Register online here: https://memberlink.mbteach.org/Event.axd?e=1106

Conference Fees:

EARLY BIRD Conference Fees (September 3-October 1, 2019) 

Member – Full Day: $59
Member – Half Day: $44
Non-Member – Full Day: $99
Non-Member – Half Day: $69

Regular Conference Fees: (October 2 – October 25, 2019)
Member – Full Day: $84
Member – Half Day: $69
Non-Member – Full Day: $124
Non-Member – Half Day: $94

Membership Fee:
$20
Student Fee:
No conference fee with purchase of membership.
Roles:
Volunteer Fee:
No conference fee with purchase of membership.
Executive Fee:
No conference fee with purchase of membership.

*Lunch is included in conference fee.

Contacts:

If you need any assistance with registering, please contact registrar@mssta.org.