MAME - Learning Together

Register here: https://memberlink.mbteach.org/Event.axd?e=1511

Manitoba Association of Multi-Age Educators (MAME)

Location: In-Person and Virtual (see sessions for location)

Date: October 21, 2022

Program
09:00 am - 11:15 am - 100 sessions (am)
01:00 pm - 03:15 pm - 200 sessions (pm)
09:00 am - 03:15 pm - 300 sessions (full day)

Membership and Conference Fees
MAME Conference Fee...................................................$30
MAME Conference and Membership Fee...................$30
MAME 2022-2023 Membership Fee.............................$30

If you have any questions about the conference and/or registration, please contact Kathy Klenk kklenk1@gmail.com.

Looking forward to seeing you at the conference!

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Sessions - 9:00 AM-11:15 AM

102 - Cooking and Gardening in the Primary Classroom

Come prepared to get your hands dirty and learn ways to incorporate cooking and gardening in your primary classroom! Together, we will look at how these topics connect to curricular subjects and participants will look at how it covers a wide range of grades and abilities, perfect for a multiage/multi-level classroom. We will be planting, harvesting, and doing hands-on activities that enhance and bring the different curricular subject areas to life. We will even have a chance to enjoy some tasty treats that will be made from our own school garden.

Presenters: Charlene Sacher and Suzanne Simpson

Location: General Vanier School, 18 Lomond Blvd

Time: 9:00 am - 11:15 am

Participant Max: 35

Suitable for: K - 4


FULL - 103 - 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. Speech sound errors are extremely common in students in Kindergarten through Grade 4, 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 be explored.

Presenter: Lindsey Sharpe

Location: General Vanier School, 18 Lomond Blvd

Time: 9:00 am - 11:15 am

Participant Max: 30

Suitable for: K - 4


104 - Taking the Arts Outside! (5 spots remaining)

Throughout all seasons of 2020-2021, we learned outside, through the arts. As a music teacher, I was challenged to find ways to discover music and the other arts (and other subjects) in our surroundings. In this session we will be going outside to look, listen and be curious and present to the nature around us, and use the emergent curriculum to bring learning to our experience outside. We will try some activities that integrate science, social studies with drama, movement and music to bring rich responses through the arts to the outside environment. Starting inside, I will share tips that helped with being outside, examples of emergent curriculum, arts integrated lessons. Once outside, participants will take part in lessons that integrate the arts into other subject areas. Be ready to be outside for a large portion of the session, with clothing appropriate for the weather.

Presenter: Jennifer Engbrecht

Location: General Vanier School, 18 Lomond Blvd

Time: 9:00 am - 11:15 am

Participant Max: 30

Suitable for: All ages


FULL - 105 - Yoga and Meditation

Take some time to rest, restore and refresh your body, mind, and spirit. With over an hour of a physical asana practice we’ll have the opportunity to slowly open up the tighter tissues in our bodies and then build some strength and stability with some more challenging poses. Lots of options will be offered to make the practice accessible for most. We’ll close our time together with a guided meditation. Participants will need to be able to lay on the floor comfortably.

You will need a yoga mat, wall space, and 1 or 2 blankets/towels

Presenter: Valerie Penner

Location: Virtual

Time: 9:00 am - 11:15 am

Participant Max: 100

Suitable for: All ages


FULL - 106 - Responding to Behaviour in a Mindful Way

We will look at students’ (mis)behaviour as a child’s response to a situation and look at how mindfulness practices can assist in positively responding to the behaviour.

Presenter: Krista Labossiere

Location: Virtual

Time: 9:00 am - 11:15 am

Participant Max: 200

Suitable for: K - 8


107 - FLEX Seating

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

Presenters: Lindsay McDonald and Lisa Harrison

Location: Virtual

Time: 9:00 am - 11:15 am

Participant Max: 200

Suitable for: K - 4


108 - Anti Racism Education: Moving from Saviorship to Allyship to Accompliceship

Antiracist education has become a buzz word in our field. But what does it mean and what does it look like in our schools? Many of us are looking to challenge our growth as antiracist educators. This session will reinforce the basic concepts of antiracist education as well as challenge educators to consider whether they are taking the approach of savior, ally or accomplice in this work.

Presenter: Michelle Jean-Paul

Location: Virtual

Time: 9:00 am - 11:15 am

Participant Max: 200

Suitable for: All ages


109 - La littératie structurée en immersion

La littératie structurée est d’une programmation essentiale à la réussite de nos élèves en lecture et en écriture. Cette formation examinera l’importance de la conscience phonologique, l'identification et la structure des mots, la phonétique, le décodage, et l’écrit. Un survol d’activités qui appuieront l’apprentissage dans la salle de classe sera inclus. Cette formation est ciblée surtout aux professeurs d’immersion mais pourraient aussi bénéficier des professeurs en FL1.

Presenters: Randi MacLean and Kristen McDowell

Location: Virtual

Time: 9:00 am - 11:15 am

Participant Max: 200

Suitable for: K-4


110 - Mmmmath Mania

**Please note that this is a pre-recorded VIRTUAL session. **

In this session Mmmath Mania from Alberta will explore using math related games in the classroom. Leave with a better understanding of why math games create a deeper understanding of number sense. You will not only be introduced to the why but the how including how to differentiate for different levels in your classroom. At the end of the presentation, participants will be given time to explore math games and tools to use in their classroom.

Presenter: Mmmmath Mania

Location: Virtual

Time: 9:00 am - 11:15 am

Participant Max: 200

Suitable for: Grades 3 - 8


111 - Introduction to Multi-Age Teaching and Learning

**Please note that this is a pre-recorded VIRTUAL session. **

This session will provide participants with an introduction to what multi-age teaching and learning is all about. Information will be shared about what this type of classroom might look like, as well as the benefits of multi-age environments. Presenters will address how curriculum fits into multi-year planning as well as common concerns of teachers and parent communities. We will share various approaches or beliefs that underlie a multi-age philosophy with examples being shared of how this looks in a variety of settings. Small-group discussions and Q&A opportunities will be included in this session. A reminder that this is a pre-recorded session with moderators running the session and answering questions, not the presenters.

Presenters: Kathy Klenk and Charlene Sacher

Location: Virtual

Time: 9:00 am - 11:15 am

Participant Max: 200

Suitable for: K - 8


Sessions - 9:00 AM-3:15 PM

301 - Implementing Structured Literacy

Do you ever wonder how to teach early reading and spelling skills so ALL your students will benefit?
Participants will briefly examine the research behind the Science of Reading, including the main ideas behind the Simple View of Reading, the Scarborough Reading Rope and the five components of reading. They will be walked through all the components of a structured literacy lesson as it relates to a scope and sequence. They will be given time to browse resources, create and take home some materials. Lesson components include Visual Drills, Alphabet Warm-ups, Sound Board, New Lesson, Blending Drills, Word Reading (Decoding) and Dictation (Spelling = Encoding). Some lesson plans will be shared for use in Tier 1, 2 and 3 as well as co-teaching situations.
*Please bring a device if you would like to follow along and take notes on the electronic slides and to examine links that will be shared.

Presenters: Kathy Klenk and Dallas Henson

Location: St. Vital Room, Louis Riel School Division, 900 St. Mary's Road, Winnipeg, MB

Time: 9:00 am - 3:15 pm

Participant Max: 190

Suitable for: K - 4 Classroom Teachers, Student Services Teachers, Literacy Support Teachers


Sessions - 1:00 PM-3:15 PM

202 - Cooking and Gardening in the Primary Classroom

Come prepared to get your hands dirty and learn ways to incorporate cooking and gardening in your primary classroom! Together, we will look at how these topics connect to curricular subjects and participants will look at how it covers a wide range of grades and abilities, perfect for a multiage/multi-level classroom. We will be planting, harvesting, and doing hands-on activities that enhance and bring the different curricular subject areas to life. We will even have a chance to enjoy some tasty treats that will be made from our own school garden.

Presenters: Charlene Sacher and Suzanne Simpson

Location: General Vanier School, 18 Lomond Blvd

Time: 1:00 pm - 3:15 pm

Participant Max: 35

Suitable for: K - 4


203 - Supporting Students with Complex Communication Needs in the Classroom – Model, Model, Model! (5 spots remaining)

This session is intended to support Classroom Teachers, Student Services Teachers and Speech-Language Pathologists as they program for students who are non-speaking or minimally speaking 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 core words, as it gives them a powerful and flexible tool to communicate whatever they want to say. We will discuss ways in which you can use core vocabulary tools to model language for students as they communicate within daily classroom routines and curriculum learning.

Presenter: Lindsey Sharpe

Location: General Vanier School, 18 Lomond Blvd

Time: 1:00 pm - 3:15 pm

Participant Max: 30

Suitable for: K - 4


204 - Creating Culturally Safe Classrooms (6 spots remaining)

This session will introduce teachers to the concept of Cultural Safety and share how this Indigenous framework supports all learners and helps to create spaces that are free from racism and discrimination. The session will explore:
● introduction to the framework
● bias, power imbalances and privilege
● how the past informs our present
● resilience
● allyship


Presenter: Kelli Wiebe

Location: General Vanier School, 18 Lomond Blvd

Time: 1:00 pm - 3:15 pm

Participant Max: 30

Suitable for: All ages


FULL - 205 - Yoga and Meditation: suitable for pregnancy and mobility issues

Take some time to rest, restore and refresh your body, mind, and spirit. With over an hour of a physical asana practice we’ll have the opportunity to slowly open up the tighter tissues in our bodies and then build some strength and stability with some more challenging poses. Lots of options will be offered to make the practice accessible for most. We’ll close our time together with a guided meditation. *Please note that there will be variations shared for those who are pregnant and those with various mobility challenges and chair options will be shared.

You will need a yoga mat, wall space, and 1 or 2 blankets/towels

Presenter: Valerie Penner

Location: Virtual

Time: 1:00 pm - 3:15 pm

Participant Max: 100

Suitable for: All ages


206 - Responding to Behaviour in a Mindful Way

We will look at students’ (mis)behaviour as a child’s response to a situation and look at how mindfulness practices can assist in positively responding to the behaviour.

Presenter: Krista Labossiere

Location: Virtual

Time: 1:00 pm - 3:15 pm

Participant Max: 200

Suitable for: K - 8


210 - Mmmmath Mania

**Please note that this is a pre-recorded VIRTUAL session. **

In this session Mmmath Mania from Alberta will explore using math related games in the classroom. Leave with a better understanding of why math games create a deeper understanding of number sense. You will not only be introduced to the why but the how including how to differentiate for different levels in your classroom. At the end of the presentation, participants will be given time to explore math games and tools to use in their classroom.

Presenter: Mmmmath Mania

Location: Virtual

Time: 1:00 pm - 3:15 pm

Participant Max: 200

Suitable for: Grades 3 - 8


211 - Introduction to Multi-Age Teaching and Learning

**Please note that this is a pre-recorded VIRTUAL session. **

This session will provide participants with an introduction to what multi-age teaching and learning is all about. Information will be shared about what this type of classroom might look like, as well as the benefits of multi-age environments. Presenters will address how curriculum fits into multi-year planning as well as common concerns of teachers and parent communities. We will share various approaches or beliefs that underlie a multi-age philosophy with examples being shared of how this looks in a variety of settings. Small-group discussions and Q&A opportunities will be included in this session. A reminder that this is a pre-recorded session with moderators running the session and answering questions, not the presenters.

Presenters: Kathy Klenk and Charlene Sacher

Location: Virtual

Time: 1:00 pm - 3:15 pm

Participant Max: 200

Suitable for: K - 8