MAME - Growing Together: Learning in Multiage Classrooms

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Manitoba Association of Multi-Age Educators (MAME)

Conference Title:
Growing Together: Learning in Multiage Classrooms

Location: Virtual Conference

Date:
October 23rd, 2020

Program
09:00-10:00 - "100" sessions
10:30-11:30 - "200" sessions
12:30-01:30 - "300" sessions
02:00-03:00 - "400" sessions

Some sessions will be available live at the posted time as well as be available for one week after the conference in a recorded session. This will allow you to watch at a time that may be more convenient to your unique situation.

Registration

Conference fee and 2020-2021 Membership Fee (You may choose up to four sessions if you are a member) ...............$20
2020-2021 MAME Membership Fees ........................................................................$20
Non-Member Conference Fee .................................................................................. $20 per session

If you have any questions about the conference or registration, please contact Michelle at mm.adolph@shaw.ca.

Looking forward to seeing you at the conference!

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Sessions - 9:00 AM-10:00 AM

101 - 4 Ingredients to Make a Difference in the Lives of Your Students

Presented by Amanda Hamel

(K-6) Families and schools both play important roles in teaching students about food and eating. Where access to food can be limited and anxiety, shame and blame around food may exist, it can sometimes feel like a struggle to promote nutrition.
In this workshop, you’ll discover how your school can make a difference. Nutrition is so much more than food; it includes sharing stories, traditions, and culture, developing eating competence, practicing food skills, and honouring our bodies. These are life skills that support mental well being, overall wellness and bring communities together.
Come learn how you can support students and work together with families to build positive relationships with food, make mealtimes enjoyable, and nourish healthy eaters. You'll also learn more about what Nüton has to offer teachers and educators…for free!

“This session will be available live at the posted time as well as be available for one week after the conference in a recorded session. This will allow you to watch at a time that may be more convenient to your unique situation. “




102 - Make the Month

Presented by United Way

Join us as a participant in a virtual poverty simulation that poses typical choices faced by people living in poverty. Participants are challenged to get to the end of the month facing a variety of life challenges while on a fixed, poverty-level budget. In a virtually facilitated session, small groups will work together in breakout rooms to go through the different scenarios available to see if they can Make the Month.

“This session will be available live at the posted time as well as be available for one week after the conference in a recorded session. This will allow you to watch at a time that may be more convenient to your unique situation. “




103 - Exploring and Learning Beyond the Class “Room”

Presented by Bela Ferreira

From the rainy days of autumn, to the frigid days of winter, to the warm days of spring and summer, our daily adventures allow us to engage in our learning of curricula outdoors. Let me share our #184daysofwalks journey with you. Learn some simple, but always sought-after games to play. Learn how to fold in the curriculum into everything that’s done outdoors. Participate in some beautiful and nature driven art lessons. Receive a list of resources and practical tips that are perfect to use outdoors. This workshop will involve the opportunity to step outdoors and see for ourselves what the world outside the four walls of the classroom as to offer.


110 - Get Outside and Teach! (Outdoor Education)

Presented by Amanda Jonker and Laura Smith

Outdoor play and exploration develops 21st century skills like collaboration, creativity and problem-solving. Research shows children have on average 12,000 hours of screen time a year and 65% of US children spend less than 30 minutes a day playing outside.
Learn how to plan and prepare for taking your class outside for a lesson, a day, or 2 weeks straight! Come away with research, resources and loads of fun activities to try (beyond just buddy reading in the grass) for ALL seasons. Hear about our experiences with outdoorclassroomday.com, the #TwoWeekOutdoorChallenge and taking young kids camping (with Girl Guides of Canada).

“This session will be available live at the posted time as well as be available for one week after the conference in a recorded session. This will allow you to watch at a time that may be more convenient to your unique situation. “





112 - Literacy Strategies That Target Your Struggling Readers and Writers but Still Benefit Your Whole Class

Presented by Kathy Klenk, Meaghen Shangreaux

Participants will be introduced to the Science of Reading based on the work of David Kilpatrick and Orton-Gillingham. A phonics-based approach with multi-sensory strategies will be shared to help struggling readers and spellers with remembering sounds, letters and sight words. These strategies can be used in whole-class, small-group and one-on-one situations. Lesson demonstrations of phoneme blending and segmenting will be shared as well as a discussion of the importance of strong early phonological skills and the use of predictable versus decodable texts.

This session is designed for classroom teachers in K-3, Student Services/Resource and Literacy teachers.

“This session will be available live at the posted time as well as be available for one week after the conference in a recorded session. This will allow you to watch at a time that may be more convenient to your unique situation. “


113- Teacher language

Presented by Shannon Timlick and Megan Vankoughnett

Teacher Language - what we say to students and how we say it—is one of the most powerful teaching tools. Through careful use of language, we can support students as they develop self-control, build their sense of community, and gain academic skills and knowledge. The increased use of face masks covering our facial expressions makes clear, intentional language more important than ever.
Join Responsive Classroom Consulting Teachers, Shannon Timlick and Megan Vankoughnett, for a one hour session on The Responsive Classroom approach to Teacher Language. This session will offer specific language strategies to help us build a classroom where students feel safe, respected, and engaged. By paying attention to our language and using it to open the doors of possibility for children, we help them become successful learners.

“This session will be available live at the posted time as well as be available for one week after the conference in a recorded session. This will allow you to watch at a time that may be more convenient to your unique situation. “


Sessions - 10:30 AM-11:30 AM

201 - 4 Ingredients to Make a Difference in the Lives of Your Students

Presented by Amanda Hamel

(K-6) Families and schools both play important roles in teaching students about food and eating. Where access to food can be limited and anxiety, shame and blame around food may exist, it can sometimes feel like a struggle to promote nutrition.
In this workshop, you’ll discover how your school can make a difference. Nutrition is so much more than food; it includes sharing stories, traditions, and culture, developing eating competence, practicing food skills, and honouring our bodies. These are life skills that support mental well being, overall wellness and bring communities together.
Come learn how you can support students and work together with families to build positive relationships with food, make mealtimes enjoyable, and nourish healthy eaters. You'll also learn more about what Nüton has to offer teachers and educators…for free!

“This session will be available live at the posted time as well as be available for one week after the conference in a recorded session. This will allow you to watch at a time that may be more convenient to your unique situation. “


203 - Exploring and Learning Beyond the Class “Room”

Presented by Bela Ferreira

From the rainy days of autumn, to the frigid days of winter, to the warm days of spring and summer, our daily adventures allow us to engage in our learning of curricula outdoors. Let me share our #184daysofwalks journey with you. Learn some simple, but always sought-after games to play. Learn how to fold in the curriculum into everything that’s done outdoors. Participate in some beautiful and nature driven art lessons. Receive a list of resources and practical tips that are perfect to use outdoors. This workshop will involve the opportunity to step outdoors and see for ourselves what the world outside the four walls of the classroom as to offer.


204 - STEAM in the Time of Corona

Presented by Jenn Magnan and Jon Paintin

In our one-hour session, STEAM in the Time of Corona will cover the pillars of STEAM including the 4Cs, the design process, and reflective practices. We will look at how educators can adapt STEAM activities in the face of social distancing within our classrooms. In addition, we will touch on inspirations and ideas for distance learning using Teams, Google Classroom, Seesaw and a variety of other apps to continue student’s learning in the STEAM domains in the event that schools need to resume remote learning.

“This session will be available live at the posted time as well as be available for one week after the conference in a recorded session. This will allow you to watch at a time that may be more convenient to your unique situation. “


207 - Project 11

Presented by Angela Booz

(K-8) PROJECT 11 is an initiative that is available at no cost to Manitoba teachers, to support students from kindergarten to grade 8 in English and kindergarten to grade 4 in French, with video-based lessons educating students about mental wellness. This positive and preventative program targets outcomes from Manitoba’s Language Arts and Health Education curriculum. Weekly lessons and daily activities have been designed to support students and teachers in bringing mental health awareness and positive coping skills into their lives, while naturally increasing resiliency and academic success. In this session you will hear about the program, explore the PROJECT 11 website and learn more about how the program can help to open conversations about mental wellness in the classroom.


208 - Mindfulness for our Students and Selves

Presented by Krista Labossiere

(All educators) Participants will be guided through a series of mindfulness activities and will leave with an understanding of how Mindfulness helps staff and students manage stress more effectively and work through it more quickly. Come prepared to be relaxed.


209 - Middle Years Esports Manitoba (MYEMB)

Presented by: Oleksa Balko

Have you heard about eSports? Ever been curious about how you can get involved with eSports at your school and with your students? Come check out this session about MYEMB which has all the information you need to start a program and join the growing community of eSports in Middle Years across Manitoba.

“This session will be available live at the posted time as well as be available for one week after the conference in a recorded session. This will allow you to watch at a time that may be more convenient to your unique situation. “


210 - Get Outside and Teach!

Presented by Amanda Jonker and Laura Smith

Outdoor play and exploration develops 21st century skills like collaboration, creativity and problem-solving. Research shows children have on average 12,000 hours of screen time a year and 65% of US children spend less than 30 minutes a day playing outside.

Learn how to plan and prepare for taking your class outside for a lesson, a day, or 2 weeks straight! Come away with research, resources and loads of fun activities to try (beyond just buddy reading in the grass) for ALL seasons. Hear about our experiences with outdoorclassroomday.com, the #TwoWeekOutdoorChallenge and taking young kids camping (with Girl Guides of Canada)

“This session will be available live at the posted time as well as be available for one week after the conference in a recorded session. This will allow you to watch at a time that may be more convenient to your unique situation. “


211 - Arts Integration: Teaching Content In and Through the Arts

Presented by Ingrid Pedersen

This session is designed to introduce participants to the definition of Arts Integration and the ways in which this approach increases student engagement and motivation. Participants will experience several Arts Integration strategies and come away with practical ideas that can be used across many content areas and adapted for many age groups.

To our valued MASTARS Members;

“This session will be available live at the posted time as well as be available for one week after the conference in a recorded session. This will allow you to watch at a time that may be more convenient to your unique situation. “


Sessions - 12:30 PM-1:30 PM

302 - Make the Month

Presented by United Way

Join us as a participant in a virtual poverty simulation that poses typical choices faced by people living in poverty. Participants are challenged to get to the end of the month facing a variety of life challenges while on a fixed, poverty-level budget. In a virtually facilitated session, small groups will work together in breakout rooms to go through the different scenarios available to see if they can Make the Month.

“This session will be available live at the posted time as well as be available for one week after the conference in a recorded session. This will allow you to watch at a time that may be more convenient to your unique situation. “


304 - STEAM in the Time of Corona

Presented by Jenn Magnan and Jon Paintin

In our one-hour session, STEAM in the Time of Corona will cover the pillars of STEAM including the 4Cs, the design process, and reflective practices. We will look at how educators can adapt STEAM activities in the face of social distancing within our classrooms. In addition, we will touch on inspirations and ideas for distance learning using Teams, Google Classroom, Seesaw and a variety of other apps to continue student’s learning in the STEAM domains in the event that schools need to resume remote learning.

“This session will be available live at the posted time as well as be available for one week after the conference in a recorded session. This will allow you to watch at a time that may be more convenient to your unique situation. “


305- Flexible Seating in the Elementary School Classroom

Presented by Lindsay McDonald and Lisa Harrison

(K-4) Come see what flexible seating looks like in our primary classrooms. Learn how we took our classrooms from traditional set ups to flex seating using the furniture and materials we already had on-hand and by adding a few new things. We will walk you through the transition, walk you through our daily routines and expectations, and show you what flex seating looks like in practice.

“This session will be available live at the posted time as well as be available for one week after the conference in a recorded session. This will allow you to watch at a time that may be more convenient to your unique situation. “


306 -Fun with Flipgrid

Presented by Shannon Young

(K-8) Have you heard of FlipGrid? Come to this session to learn what the fun is all about. Bring your own device for this hands-on session. You will create an account and learn how to make your first grid. Strategies, handouts and practical uses will be discussed such as how to use them with literature circles, and assessment. Participants will have time to explore, and we will end with a fun flip hunt.


307 - Project 11

Presented by Angela Booz

(K-8) PROJECT 11 is an initiative that is available at no cost to Manitoba teachers, to support students from kindergarten to grade 8 in English and kindergarten to grade 4 in French, with video-based lessons educating students about mental wellness. This positive and preventative program targets outcomes from Manitoba’s Language Arts and Health Education curriculum. Weekly lessons and daily activities have been designed to support students and teachers in bringing mental health awareness and positive coping skills into their lives, while naturally increasing resiliency and academic success. In this session you will hear about the program, explore the PROJECT 11 website and learn more about how the program can help to open conversations about mental wellness in the classroom.


308 - Mindfulness for our Students and Selves

Presented by Krista Labossiere

(All educators) Participants will be guided through a series of mindfulness activities and will leave with an understanding of how Mindfulness helps staff and students manage stress more effectively and work through it more quickly. Come prepared to be relaxed.


309 - Middle Years Esports Manitoba (MYEMB)

Presented by: Oleksa Balko

Have you heard about eSports? Ever been curious about how you can get involved with eSports at your school and with your students? Come check out this session about MYEMB which has all the information you need to start a program and join the growing community of eSports in Middle Years across Manitoba.

“This session will be available live at the posted time as well as be available for one week after the conference in a recorded session. This will allow you to watch at a time that may be more convenient to your unique situation. “


311 - Arts Integration: Teaching Content In and Through the Arts

Presented by Ingrid Pedersen

This session is designed to introduce participants to the definition of Arts Integration and the ways in which this approach increases student engagement and motivation. Participants will experience several Arts Integration strategies and come away with practical ideas that can be used across many content areas and adapted for many age groups.

“This session will be available live at the posted time as well as be available for one week after the conference in a recorded session. This will allow you to watch at a time that may be more convenient to your unique situation. “


312 - Literacy Strategies That Target Your Struggling Readers and Writers but Still Benefit Your Whole Class

Presented by Kathy Klenk, Meaghen Shangreaux

Participants will be introduced to the Science of Reading based on the work of David Kilpatrick and Orton-Gillingham. A phonics-based approach with multi-sensory strategies will be shared to help struggling readers and spellers with remembering sounds, letters and sight words. These strategies can be used in whole-class, small-group and one-on-one situations. Lesson demonstrations of phoneme blending and segmenting will be shared as well as a discussion of the importance of strong early phonological skills and the use of predictable versus decodable texts.

This session is designed for classroom teachers in K-3, Student Services/Resource and Literacy teachers.

“This session will be available live at the posted time as well as be available for one week after the conference in a recorded session. This will allow you to watch at a time that may be more convenient to your unique situation. “


Sessions - 2:00 PM-3:00 PM

405- Flexible Seating in the Elementary School Classroom

Presented by Lindsay McDonald and Lisa Harrison

(K-4) Come see what flexible seating looks like in our primary classrooms. Learn how we took our classrooms from traditional set ups to flex seating using the furniture and materials we already had on-hand and by adding a few new things. We will walk you through the transition, walk you through our daily routines and expectations, and show you what flex seating looks like in practice.

“This session will be available live at the posted time as well as be available for one week after the conference in a recorded session. This will allow you to watch at a time that may be more convenient to your unique situation. “


406 -Fun with Flipgrid

Presented by Shannon Young

(K-8) Have you heard of FlipGrid? Come to this session to learn what the fun is all about. Bring your own device for this hands-on session. You will create an account and learn how to make your first grid. Strategies, handouts and practical uses will be discussed such as how to use them with literature circles, and assessment. Participants will have time to explore, and we will end with a fun flip hunt.


413- Teacher language

Presented by Shannon Timlick and Megan Vankoughnett

Teacher Language - what we say to students and how we say it—is one of the most powerful teaching tools. Through careful use of language, we can support students as they develop self-control, build their sense of community, and gain academic skills and knowledge. The increased use of face masks covering our facial expressions makes clear, intentional language more important than ever.
Join Responsive Classroom Consulting Teachers, Shannon Timlick and Megan Vankoughnett, for a one hour session on The Responsive Classroom approach to Teacher Language. This session will offer specific language strategies to help us build a classroom where students feel safe, respected, and engaged. By paying attention to our language and using it to open the doors of possibility for children, we help them become successful learners.

“This session will be available live at the posted time as well as be available for one week after the conference in a recorded session. This will allow you to watch at a time that may be more convenient to your unique situation. “