MAME - Navigating the New: Teaching and Learning in Times of Change

Register here: https://memberlink.mbteach.org/Event.axd?e=1387

Manitoba Association of Multi-Age Educators (MAME)

Location: Virtual Conference

Date: October 22, 2021

Program
09:00 am -10:15 am - "100" sessions
10:30 am -11:30 am - "200" sessions
12:45 pm - 02:00 pm - "300" sessions
02:00 pm - 03:30 pm - "400" sessions

You may choose up to four sessions to attend for your membership cost. All links to host rooms will be sent by email the week of
MTS PD Day. Most sessions will be recorded and available after the session for two weeks after the event for most sessions.

Registration

MAME Conference and 2021-2022 Membership Fee.......$30
(You may choose up to four sessions if you are a member)
MAME 2021-2022 Membership Fee...................................$20
MAME 2021-2022 Student Fee............................................$30 per session

If you have any questions about the conference, please contact Charlene Sacher charlene.sacher@gmail.com.
If you have any questions about the registration, please contact Kathy Klenk kathy.klenk@lrsd.net.

Looking forward to seeing you at the conference!

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Sessions - 9:00 AM-10:15 AM

101 - Flexible Seating in the Elementary School Classroom

Come and see what flexible seating looks like in our primary classrooms. Learn how
we took our classrooms from traditional setups to flex seating using the furniture and
materials we already had on-hand and 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.

Presenters: Lindsay McDonald and Lisa Harrison

Suitable for: K - 4

9:00 am - 10:15 am

Platform: Virtual




102 - Supporting Speech Sound Development in the Classroom

This session is intended to support Classroom Teachers, Student Services Teachers, and Speech-Language Pathologists in collaborating to provide strategies and programming for the development of speech sounds in a Tier 1/Tier 2 approach. Many students in Kindergarten through Grade 4 present with speech sound errors, and early intervention is critical in correcting these errors. Simple classroom strategies
to cue the correct placement of the tongue, lips and teeth for commonly misarticulated sounds will be discussed. You will be provided with ideas for whole-class and small group activities for in-class speech sound practice with minimal prep time or materials. The important connection between speech sound production and literacy will also be explored.

Presenter: Lindsey Sharpe

Suitable for: K - 4

9:00 am - 10:15 am

Platform: Virtual




103 - Literacy strategies that target your struggling readers and writers but still benefit

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.

Presenters: Kathy Klenk and Meaghen Shangreaux

Suitable for: K - 4

9:00 am - 10:15 am

Platform: Virtual




104 - Words Their Way YOUR Way: Spelling Program for all grades

Words their Way is an individualized spelling program that has been proven to show results for all levels of learners, from the early years and even into high school. What we hear time and time again is that it’s “too much work” to set up. We would like to show you a streamlined way to deliver Words Their Way YOUR way. You will learn a quick, easy, assessment-friendly spelling program that will increase your student’s spelling range and vocabulary while keeping them engaged (doing something they love), leaving you to work with your struggling students. A little work, in the beginning, offers you an entire year worth of TIME spent helping students. We will start at the beginning, showing you how to test your students’ spelling skills, how to group them, what kinds of activities work and timelines that work best for you and your classroom. Be prepared to start your spelling program on Monday and coast through the whole year with Words Their Way YOUR way.

Presenters: Linda Moyer and Curtis Bilewitch

Suitable for: K - 12, including ELL

9:00 am - 10:15 am

Platform: Virtual




105 - Regulation Tools in the Classroom

Join us for a one-hour session as we explore cognitive and movement-based regulation activities and how they can help to achieve a calm, alert, ready-to-learn state in the classroom. Using a self-regulation lens, we will discuss how various regulating activities can serve to enhance student learning by optimizing a student‛s alertness, attention, and motivation. Participants will leave ready to implement
strategies and ideas that require little or no preparation.

Presenters:Megan Appleton and Sarah Grainger

Suitable for: K - 8

9:00 am - 10:15 am

Platform: Virtual




106 - Exploring and Learning Beyond the Class “Room”

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 has to offer.

Presenter: Bela Ferreira

Suitable for: K - 12

9:00 am - 10:15 am

Platform: Virtual




107 - Mindfulness for Yourself and Your Students

Learn about mindfulness and its benefits for yourself and your students. Explore different programs and resources available and strategies/tips for ways it can be integrated into every day. Get ready to engage in some mindfulness activities that can be used right away in your classrooms.

Presenter: Krista Labossiere

Suitable for: All Educators

9:00 am - 10:15 am

Platform: Virtual



110 - Gikinaa'amaagewin Anishinaabemowin (Teaching the Ojibwe Language)

Kelsey Lenaghan is an Itinerant Ojibwe Language Teacher with the Louis Riel School Division. She will be presenting on how to introduce language in Kindergarten to Grade 3. Along with discussing the importance of introducing an Indigenous language within the classroom. Participants will take part in a beginner Ojibwe lesson that incorporates both games and songs.

Presenter: Kelsey Lenaghan

Suitable for: K - 3

9:00 am - 10:15 am

Platform: Virtual




111 - Help! I'm Teaching Basic French

Have you been tasked with teaching basic French and don’t know what to do? Maybe you don’t know very much French or are just looking for some new ideas. This is the workshop for you! Like many teachers, I was unprepared when I was first told I was teaching basic
French. In this hands-on workshop, I’ll share some of my no-fail units, games (including COVID-friendly ones), activities, and resources.

Presenter: Charlotte Dobson

Suitable for: 4 - 6

9:00 am - 10:15 am

Platform: Virtual




Sessions - 10:30 AM-11:45 AM

FULL - 201 - Yoga

Please join us while we explore our bodies using mindfulness as we move through passive and active poses. Open to all skill levels and abilities. No previous yoga experience necessary and lots of options offered.

Presenter: Valerie Penner

Suitable for: K - 12

10:30 am - 11:45 am

Platform: Virtual




204 - Words Their Way YOUR Way: Spelling Program for all grades

Words their Way is an individualized spelling program that has been proven to show results for all levels of learners, from the early years and even into high school. What we hear time and time again is that it’s “too much work” to set up. We would like to show you a streamlined way to deliver Words Their Way YOUR way. You will learn a quick, easy, assessment-friendly spelling program that will increase your student’s spelling range and vocabulary while keeping them engaged (doing something they love), leaving you to work with your struggling students. A little work, in the beginning, offers you an entire year worth of TIME spent helping students. We will start at the beginning, showing you how to test your students’ spelling skills, how to group them, what kinds of activities work and timelines that work best for you and your classroom. Be prepared to start your spelling program on Monday and coast through the whole year with Words Their Way YOUR way.

Presenters: Linday Mayer and Curtis Bilewitch

Suitable for: K - 12, including ELL

10:30 am - 11:45 am

Platform: Virtual




206 - Exploring Nature as Our Equal: How Lessons Unfold from Sharing Indigenous Stories

Have you heard the story of Skywoman and Turtle Island? Indigenous stories tell us of the beautiful relationships between humans and nature. As we discuss engaging our students outdoors, learn about how these stories can guide your practice. Learn how through them, not only the curriculum unfolds but also the relationship between children and the land - the places they give names to.

Presenter: Bela Ferreira

Suitable for: K - 12

10:30 am - 11:45 am

Platform: Virtual




207 - Mindfulness for Yourself and Your Students

Learn about mindfulness and its benefits for yourself and your students. Explore different programs and resources available and strategies/tips for ways it can be integrated into every day. Get ready to engage in some mindfulness activities that can be used right away in your classrooms.

Presenter: Krista Labossiere

Suitable for: All Educators

10:30 am - 11:45 am

Platform: Virtual




210 - Gikinaa'amaagewin Anishinaabemowin (Teaching the Ojibwe Language)

Kelsey Lenaghan is an Itinerant Ojibwe Language Teacher with the Louis Riel School Division. She will be presenting on how to introduce language in Kindergarten to Grade 3. Along with discussing the importance of introducing an Indigenous language within the classroom. Participants will take part in a beginner Ojibwe lesson that incorporates both games and songs.

Presenter: Kelsey Lenaghan

Suitable for: K - 3

10:30 am - 11:45 am

Platform: Virtual




211 - The Loneliness Epidemic

From early years to secondary school, a growing number of children lack the learned skill of connection and belonging. This may manifest in the quiet, seemingly disengaged student or the disruptive child who interferes with the learning of others. Neither child will have the quality of life they deserve. Learn strategies to encourage meaningful participation and build connections with teachers, classmates, and the environment.

Presenter: Margot McKinnon

Suitable for: All Educators

10:30 am - 11:45 am

Platform: Virtual




212 - Making Sense Approach to Reading

Do you have older readers who struggle to read well and don’t understand what they read? Do your students skip words or make wild guesses? Feel embarrassed around their peers? Suffer from low grades because of reading failure?

In this session, teachers will learn how to quickly:
● Increase grade level quickly
● Develop speed and fluency
● Ensure comprehension
● Build a new relationship around reading
● Instil confidence and the joy of reading

You will notice a remarkable difference after only a few practice sessions.

Presenter:Vera Goodman

Suitable for: All Educators

10:30 am - 11:45 am

Platform: Virtual




Sessions - 12:45 PM-2:00 PM

FULL - 301 - Yoga

Please join us while we explore our bodies using mindfulness as we move through passive and active poses. Open to all skill levels and abilities. No previous yoga experience necessary and lots of options offered.

Presenter: Valerie Penner

Suitable for: K - 12

12:450 pm - 2:00 pm

Platform: Virtual


302 - Supporting Students with Complex Communication Needs in the Classroom - A

This session is intended to support Classroom Teachers, Student Services Teachers and Speech-Language Pathologists as they program for students who are non-verbal or minimally verbal and who use a form of Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC). A Core Vocabulary approach to language learning will be discussed. While spoken language has at least 250,000 words, a list of only 200 words
accounts for about 80% of the words you use every day! These words are called “core vocabulary words.” AAC learners need quick access to these words in the classroom, as it gives them a powerful and flexible tool to communicate whatever they want to say. We will discuss Core Vocabulary tools and strategies teachers can use to model language for students with complex communication needs within daily classroom routines and curriculum learning.

Presenter: Lindsey Sharpe

Suitable for: K - 12

12:45 pm - 2:00 pm

Platform: Virtual




303 - Literacy Strategies That Target Your Struggling Readers and Writers but Still Benefit

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.

Presenters: Kathy Klenk and Meaghen Shangreaux

Suitable for: K - 4

12:45 pm - 2:00 pm

Platform: Virtual




304 - Words Their Way YOUR Way: Spelling Program for All Grades

Words their Way is an individualized spelling program that has been proven to show results for all levels of learners, from the early years and even into high school. What we hear time and time again is that it’s “too much work” to set up. We would like to show you a streamlined way to deliver Words Their Way YOUR way. You will learn a quick, easy, assessment-friendly spelling program that will increase your student’s spelling range and vocabulary while keeping them engaged (doing something they love), leaving you to work with your struggling students. A little work, in the beginning, offers you an entire year worth of TIME spent helping students. We will start at the beginning, showing you how to test your students’ spelling skills, how to group them, what kinds of activities work and timelines that work best for you and your classroom. Be prepared to start your spelling program on Monday and coast through the whole year with Words Their Way YOUR way.

Presenters: Linda Moyer and Curtis Bilewitch

Suitable for: K - 12, including ELL

12:45 pm - 2:00 pm

Platform: Virtual


305 - Regulation Tools in the Classroom

Join us for a one-hour session as we explore cognitive and movement-based regulation activities and how they can help to achieve a calm, alert, ready-to-learn state in the classroom. Using a self-regulation lens, we will discuss how various regulating activities can serve to enhance student learning by optimizing a student‛s alertness, attention, and motivation. Participants will leave ready to implement
strategies and ideas that require little or no preparation.

Presenters: Megan Appleton and Sarah Grainger

Suitable for: K - 8

12:45 pm - 2:00 pm

Platform: Virtual


311 - Help! I'm Teaching Basic French

Have you been tasked with teaching basic French and don’t know what to do? Maybe you don’t know very much French or are just looking for some new ideas. This is the workshop for you! Like many teachers, I was unprepared when I was first told I was teaching basic
French. In this hands-on workshop, I’ll share some of my no-fail units, games (including COVID-friendly ones), activities, and resources.

Presenter: Charlotte Dobson

Suitable for: Grades 4 - 6

12:45 pm - 2:00 pm

Platform: Virtual


312 - Making Sense Approach to Reading

Do you have older readers who struggle to read well and don’t understand what they read? Do your students skip words or make wild guesses? Feel embarrassed around their peers? Suffer from low grades because of reading failure?

In this session, teachers will learn how to quickly:
● Increase grade level quickly
● Develop speed and fluency
● Ensure comprehension
● Build a new relationship around reading
● Instill confidence and the joy of reading

You will notice a remarkable difference after only a few practice sessions.

Presenter: Vera Goodman

Suitable for: All Educators

12:45 pm - 2:00 pm

Platform: Virtual




Sessions - 2:15 PM-3:30 PM

401 - Flexible Seating in the Elementary School Classroom

Come see what flexible seating looks like in our primary classrooms. Learn how we took our classrooms from traditional setups to flex seating using the furniture and materials we already had on-hand and 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.

Presenters: Lindsay McDonald and Lisa Harrison

Suitable for: K - 4

2:15 pm - 3:30 pm

Platform: Virtual


404 - Words Their Way YOUR Way: Spelling Program for All Grades

Words their Way is an individualized spelling program that has been proven to show results for all levels of learners, from the early years and even into high school. What we hear time and time again is that it’s “too much work” to set up. We would like to show you a streamlined way to deliver Words Their Way YOUR way. You will learn a quick, easy, assessment-friendly spelling program that will increase your student’s spelling range and vocabulary while keeping them engaged (doing something they love), leaving you to work with your struggling students. A little work, in the beginning, offers you an entire year worth of TIME spent helping students. We will start at the beginning, showing you how to test your students’ spelling skills, how to group them, what kinds of activities work and timelines that work best for you and your classroom. Be prepared to start your spelling program on Monday and coast through the whole year with Words Their Way YOUR way.

Presenters: Linda Moyer and Curtis Bilewitch

Suitable for: K - 12, including ELL

2:15 pm - 3:30 pm

Platform: Virtual


409 - Make the Month with United Way

Step into the shoes of an individual or family living in poverty. Participants of Make the Month are challenged to get to the end of the month, facing various 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, followed by a guided group discussion to share learnings.

Presenters: United Way

Suitable for: All Educators, Administration, Student Teachers

2:15 pm - 3:30 pm

Platform: Virtual


FULL - 411 - Stop, Stabilize, Surpass: Circumventing Burnout

Recognize your personal stress behaviours and identify your coping mechanisms. Learn a new model to stop your burnout trend early, stabilizing forces in your life, and surpass prior effectiveness and joy factor levels for a long and meaningful professional and personal life. Beneficial for every age and stage.

Presenter: Margot McKinnon

Suitable for: K - 12

2:15 pm - 3:30 pm

Platform: Virtual