MSSTA - Canada and an Ever-changing World

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Manitoba Social Science Teachers’ Association (MSSTA)

Conference Title: Canada and an Ever-changing World

Location: Miles Macdonell Collegiate, 757 Roch Street, Winnipeg, MB

Date: October 21, 2022

Our world is ever-changing. Political, economic, and social forces are constantly creating new challenges and opportunities and, all the while, we continue to see the devastating effects of an unmitigated climate crisis. Canada, of course, is not immune from this changing world. As social science educators we see firsthand the way these forces impact our students, classrooms, and communities; these forces compel a pedagogical response. The 2022 MSSTA MTS PD Day features 30 sessions that each offer their own possible response to this ever-changing world. These sessions cover an array of salient themes many of which are geared to engage students in these challenges. In addition, the keynote address will be delivered by the highly renowned educator and scholar, Dr. Joel Westheimer, whose conceptions of citizenship can serve to inspire educators in this time of change. Throughout the day, teachers will have the opportunity to visit the many different displays from organizations who are also interested in helping navigate these challenges.

"This year, in conjunction with MSSTA, the Manitoba Education Research Collective (MERC) will be hosting its own stream of events. This includes time for pitching research ideas and workshopping with other MERC members, a keynote lecture on recent research on Manitoba schools or classrooms, and a MERC meeting that will discuss next steps for the organization."

Program
08:00 am - 09:00 am - Registration, Check-In and displayers
09:00 am - 09:15 am - Welcome and Introductions
09:15 am - 10:30 am - Keynote
10:30 am - 11:00 am - Displayers and Coffee
11:00 am - 11:50 am - Concurrent Session #1
11:50 am - 12:50 pm - Lunch
12:50 pm - 01:40 pm - Concurrent Session #2
01:40 pm - 02:00 pm - Break
02:00 pm - 02:50 pm - Concurrent Session #3
02:50 pm - 03:30 pm - AGM

Membership and Conference Fees
MSSTA Membership and Conference ...........................$80 early bird (until Oct 1) ..........$105 (after Oct 1)
MSSTA Membership and Conference half day ............$65 early bird (until Oct 1) ..........$90 (after Oct 1)
MSSTA Conference full day (non-member) …...............$100 early bird (until Oct 1) ........$125 (after Oct 1)
MSSTA Conference half day (non-member) .................$70 early bird (until Oct 1) ..........$95 (after Oct 1)
MSSTA 2022-2023 Membership Fee .............................$20
Manitoba Education Research Collective Members ...$100

Education students, teacher volunteers, and MSSTA Executive members receive the conference for free with the purchase of a membership.

If you need more information about the conference, please contact Kevin Lopuck at president@mssta.org

If you need more information about registration, please contact John Thompson at msstaconference@gmail.com

Looking forward to seeing you at the conference!

Sessions - 9:00 AM-10:30 AM

Keynote - Dr. Joel Westheimer

Presenter: Dr. Joel Westheimer, University of Ottawa

Joel Westheimer is University Research Chair in Democracy and Education at the University of Ottawa and an education columnist for CBC Radio. He began his career teaching in the New York City Public School system before obtaining a PhD from Stanford University. Westheimer's award-winning books include What Kind of Citizen? Educating Our Children for the Common Good (Teachers College, Columbia University Press), Pledging Allegiance: The Politics of Patriotism in America's Schools (foreword by the late Howard Zinn), and Among School Teachers: Community, Autonomy and Ideology in Teachers’ Work.

Westheimer lectures widely and has delivered more than 400 keynote speeches at conferences, public events, and universities including Harvard University, Stanford University, Yale University, Columbia University, New York University, University of Toronto, McGill University, University of Amsterdam, Instituto Federal Electoral de México, and Mandel Institute (Israel). He frequently addresses radio and television audiences nationally and internationally on shows such as Good Morning America, More to Life, The Agenda, NBC TV News, NPR, CBC, and C-Span. He is designated Laureate of Kappa Delta Pi, the international education honor society established in 1911 to foster excellence in education (past members include Margaret Mead, Albert Einstein, and Jean Piaget). Westheimer is also recipient of the Canadian Education Association's Whitworth Award and Knight Fellow for Civic Engagement in Higher Education and serves on the Royal Society of Canada’s Children and Schools COVID-19 Working Group. He also co-directs (with John Rogers, UCLA) The Inequality Project, investigating what North American schools are teaching about economic inequality.

He lives in Ottawa, Ontario where, in winter, he ice-skates to and from work.
You can follow him on Twitter @JoelWestheimer.

Location: Theatre, Miles Macdonnell Collegiate, 757 Roch Street, Winnipeg, MB

Time: 9:00 am - 10:30 am

Suitable for: All Educators


Sessions - 11:00 AM-11:50 AM

1.01 - Social Justice & Taking Action: What can we do?

Activism can seem overwhelming and joining a cause can seem intimidating, but small actions can be a step towards social justice. Anyone can participate in activism. In this workshop, we will examine what it means to be empowered, how to move through the steps of social movements, how to expand a base of allies and supporters for a cause, as well as examples of activists and social justice movements that have had an impact in our world.

Presenter: Sandra Krahn, Executive Director, Manitoba Association for Rights and Liberties

Location: Miles Macdonnell Collegiate, 757 Roch Street, Winnipeg, MB

Time: 11:00 am - 11:50 am

Suitable for: All Educators


1.02 - Canada And Ukraine - Current Interconnections And Real Implications For Our Modern World (7 spots remaining)

Having travelled and worked as a teacher in Ukraine since 2013, I possess a keen insight into the society and culture of the Ukrainian people. My session will be devoted to sharing my experiences, observations, and conclusions about Ukraine, from a Canadian perspective. The major challenges of corruption, economy, and of course, the Russian invasion will be addressed with plenty of opportunity for Q and A, in an open discussion format. This session hopes to enlighten my educational colleagues about several key issues currently in Ukraine and their impact for Canadians and others around the world!

Presenter: Taras Maluzynsky, Retired Teacher, Retired Teachers' Association of Manitoba (RTAM)

Location: Miles Macdonnell Collegiate, 757 Roch Street, Winnipeg, MB

Time: 11:00 am - 11:50 am

Suitable for: All Educators


1.03 - Model Parliament in the Classroom

Model Parliament is a great way for students to learn the basics of parliamentary procedure and to develop an understanding of how laws are made in Canada. During this session, participants will learn how to organize and run a Model Parliament session with their students during regular class time.

Presenter: Michael Zwaagstra, High School Teacher, Hanover School Division

Location: Miles Macdonnell Collegiate, 757 Roch Street, Winnipeg, MB

Time: 11:00 am - 11:50 am

Suitable for: All Educators


1.04 - The Alternatives Municipal Budget 2022

Budgets are about choices. The Alternative Municipal Budget 2022, Winnipeg at a Crossroads provides a framework for looking at hard issues and coming up with positive steps forward. Covering Climate, Food, Greenspaces, Housing, Indigenous Relations, Library Services, Living Wages, Newcomer Inclusion, Organic Waste, Police, Art, Recreation, Transit and Water, the Alternative Municipal Budget shows us how we can increase democratic participation while offering bold but tangible solutions to difficult civic issues.

Presenter: Niall Harney, Researcher, Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives

Location: Miles Macdonnell Collegiate, 757 Roch Street, Winnipeg, MB

Time: 11:00 am - 11:50 am

Suitable for: All Educators


1.05 - Forced to Flee Simulation

In this activity participants/ students work together in “family units”, making difficult decisions to maintain their supply of food, money, and health while securing their future post-conflict. This activity includes discussion questions, real-life stories, vocabulary, and facts on conflict and migration.

Presenter: Immaculate Nabisere, Engagement and Stewardship Coordinator, Mennonite Central Committee

Location: Miles Macdonnell Collegiate, 757 Roch Street, Winnipeg, MB

Time: 11:00 am - 11:50 am

Suitable for: All Educators


1.06 - Using Kids Boost Immunity to Encourage Global Citizenship

Using Kids Boost Immunity, a free online educational site through BC Health and in partnership with UNICEF, allows students to learn curricular content and earn vaccines for kids in need around the world. This site has expanded to include new content like climate change and refugee experiences as well teacher resources to support classroom learning. Teachers will have a chance to gain hands-on experience on the site to see it from both the student and teacher perspective. This is a resource to use tomorrow in your classroom and throughout the entire year!

Presenter: Heidi Crowley, Middle School Teacher, Winnipeg Board of Jewish Education

Location: Miles Macdonnell Collegiate, 757 Roch Street, Winnipeg, MB

Time: 11:00 am - 11:50 am

Suitable for: All Educators


1.07 - Real Life Politics: A Hands-on Approach to Teaching Elementary Students About Politics

This session will review an inquiry-based learning experience for elementary school students. Learning about government can often be a tough topic for students to connect with. This year, I led our school through the entire process of a student driven election that led to amazing results!

Presenter: Scott Templeton, Elementary School Teacher, St. James Assiniboia School Division

Location: Miles Macdonnell Collegiate, 757 Roch Street, Winnipeg, MB

Time: 11:00 am - 11:50 am

Suitable for: All Educators


1.08 - Building Competencies and "Thinking" in Social Studies (3 spots remaining)

This presentation will include pedagogical and practical ways to build the Manitoba Global Competencies and Ways of Knowing, Doing, Being and Becoming in Social Studies.

Presenter: Linda Connor, Social Studies Consultant, Manitoba Education

Location: Miles Macdonnell Collegiate, 757 Roch Street, Winnipeg, MB

Time: 11:00 am - 11:50 am

Suitable for: All Educators


1.09 - Pretend Politics | Real Engagement: Digging into Authentic Issues Using NationStates

NationStates is an online political simulation where users engage with authentic political and social issues by making decisions and witnessing the results in a fictional nation of their own design. I will demonstrate how NationStates works, how it can be integrated into the classroom, and share my experience using it.

Presenter: Adam Pugh, High School Teacher, Pine Creek School Division

Location: Miles Macdonnell Collegiate, 757 Roch Street, Winnipeg, MB

Time: 11:00 am - 11:50 am

Suitable for: All Educators


1.11 - Social Science for Good: Curriculum-linked Inquiry and Interactive Learning that Inspires

In this workshop teachers become students completing curriculum-linked science-based lessons and quizzes and earning vaccines for others in need around the world. Then social science-related learning modules will be presented showing engaging features such as interactive games, images, video, audio, etc. Teachers leave the workshop with all they need to start their students using Kids Boost Immunity. Kids Boost Immunity is a free, teacher-developed, government-funded, online resource with lessons, quizzes, and accompanying inquiry and worksheet materials, available in English and French.

Presenter: Kathy Miller, Kids Boost Immunity

Location: Miles Macdonnell Collegiate, 757 Roch Street, Winnipeg, MB

Time: 11:00 am - 11:50 am

Suitable for: All Educators


1.12 - Colonial Identity Impositions: How Indigenous Do I Have To Be To Be Indigenous?

A look at Indigeneity from the perspective of a woman who is struggling with her Indigenous identity.

Presenter: Pamela Schoen, High School Teacher, Louis Riel School Division

Location: Miles Macdonnell Collegiate, 757 Roch Street, Winnipeg, MB

Time: 11:00 am - 11:50 am

Suitable for: All Educators


1.13 - Polio Epidemics and Rooster Town in Winnipeg

Second Chances is a novel (Red Deer Press, 2021) about a teen hockey phenom, felled by polio just as the Salk vaccine is proved safe. He recovers in Winnipeg's King George Hospital, where he meets a Metis girl from Rooster Town, worried about polio, and her family being forced from their home by developers. Take part in a discussion about vaccines and Metis displacements in Manitoba.

Presenter: Harriet Zaidman, Writer

Location: Miles Macdonnell Collegiate, 757 Roch Street, Winnipeg, MB

Time: 11:00 am - 11:50 am

Suitable for: All Educators


1.14 - Playing The First World War - A Class Simulation (8 spots remaining)

The whole class plays as countries involved in WWI. Using diplomacy and warfare, each player works to achieve country-specific (and historically accurate) goals.

Presenters: Nathan Boulanger, High School Teacher, Hanover School Division and Matt Schmidt

Location: Miles Macdonnell Collegiate, 757 Roch Street, Winnipeg, MB

Time: 11:00 am - 11:50 am

Suitable for: All Educators


1.15 - Canada’s Participation in the Korean War: Inquiry, Historical Thinking, and Action

Learn about our shared histories and help your students build bridges across Canada and the world through these innovative Korean War inquiries developed by teachers for Canadian classrooms. The inquiries include all of the primary and secondary sources that students need to engage in the compelling questions through a series of formative tasks and include extension ideas to help students take informed action in their own school or community.

Inquiry topics include:
• Is peace possible in Korea?
• How Can I Best Remember the Korean War?
• Was Canada’s involvement in the Korean War successful?
• Was the Korean War significant for French Canadians?
• What do different stories tell us about the Korean War?
• Funding for the author(s) to travel to this event was provided by the Academy of Korean Studies.

Presenter: Robert Jardine, Vice-President, Social Studies Educators Network of Canada

Location: Miles Macdonnell Collegiate, 757 Roch Street, Winnipeg, MB

Time: 11:00 am - 11:50 am

Suitable for: All Educators


1.16 - Holodomor Genocide (6 spots remaining)

This workshop gives educators new information about the Holodomor genocide in Ukraine (1932-1933), introduces interactive methodologies and engaged learning activities for teaching it, and provides teachers with new primary and secondary resources, lesson plans, handouts and digital educational resources for classroom use. The workshop will examine why it is important to learn about the Holodomor, how to teach it within a framework of human rights and the UN Convention, and how, 90 years later, the Russian war on Ukraine today is a continuation of the genocide. The workshop will address some of Six Historical Thinking Concepts: HS (historical
significance), E (use primary and secondary evidence), C&C (identify continuity and change), C and C (analyze cause and consequence), HP (take historical perspectives) and ED (understand the ethical dimension of historical interpretations).

Presenters: Orysya Petryshyn and Valentina Kuryliw

Orysya is a High School Teacher with the Winnipeg School Division. Valentina Kuryliw is the Director of Education of the Holodomor Research and Education Consortium.

Location: Miles Macdonnell Collegiate, 757 Roch Street, Winnipeg, MB

Time: 11:00 am - 11:50 am

Suitable for: All Educators


1.17 - Grade 12 Treaty-Themed SIC

Are you a high school teacher interested in offering a standalone capstone course on Treaties and Treaty relationship? Explore this SIC which was designed by the TRCM, piloted, and offered in several Manitoba schools. The session will provide an overview of the course, the supporting documents for telling local Treaty stories, and how the TRCM can help you with implementation.

Presenter: Connie Wyatt-Anderson

Location: Miles Macdonnell Collegiate, 757 Roch Street, Winnipeg, MB

Time: 11:00 am - 11:50 am

Suitable for: All Educators


1.18 - The Rise of Hate and Antisemitism in Canada

Members of the Westwood Historical Society at Westwood Collegiate, along with teacher Kelly Hiebert, made a documentary film about student voice and social justice regarding the issues of hate and antisemitism in Canada today. The project was inspired by a Holocaust Tour where Kelly and the students in the historical society visited Warsaw Ghetto, POLIN (Museum of Polish Jews), Auschwitz-Birkenau, Dachau, and Lidice Village just outside of Prague, Czechia. The film includes student-led interviews with eight local Winnipeg Holocaust survivors, including Angie Orosz-Richt, who was born in the extermination camp of Auschwitz-Birkenau. Students have also interviewed specialists in Holocaust education, local historians that specialize in the Holocaust, and many others who helped in getting the film off the ground

Presenter: Kelly Hiebert, High School Teacher, St. James Assiniboia School Division

Location: Miles Macdonnell Collegiate, 757 Roch Street, Winnipeg, MB

Time: 11:00 am - 11:50 am

Suitable for: All Educators


1.19 - Manitoba Educational Research Collective

Participants are invited to share reflections on their past or present engagement with educational research, with specific emphasis on the impacts engaging with research has had on their practice.

Presenter: Will Burton, Principal-Teacher, MET Centre for Arts and Technology

Location: Miles Macdonnell Collegiate, 757 Roch Street, Winnipeg, MB

Time: 11:00 am - 11:50 am

Suitable for: All Educators


1.20 - Points of Convergence: Commemoration as a Vehicle for Civic Learning and Engagement

Commemoration controversies exist in many communities across Canada. They provide an excellent vehicle for exploring the connections between history and civics. This workshop will engage participants in thinking about key elements of commemoration controversies and how those can be used in classrooms to enhance both historical thinking and civic engagement.

Presenter: Dr. Alan Sears, Professor, Faculty of Education, University of New Brunswick

Location: Miles Macdonnell Collegiate, 757 Roch Street, Winnipeg, MB

Time: 11:00 am - 11:50 am

Suitable for: All Educators


Sessions - 12:50 PM-1:30 PM

2.01 - Inquiry and the Decentring of Privileged Voices

How do white educators and BIPOC high school students critically engage with difficult shared histories? By the end of this workshop, participants will have gained an appreciation for how by using an inquiry-based approach we can collectively explore these ideas with a focus on the ongoing consequences of colonization.

Presenter: Jacob Carson & Nancy Zarillo

Location: Miles Macdonnell Collegiate, 757 Roch Street, Winnipeg, MB

Time: 12:50 pm - 1:40 pm

Suitable for: All Educators


Sessions - 12:50 PM-1:40 PM

2.02 - Decolonizing My Practice

Introduce possible methods to decolonize the classroom and assessment

Presenter: Samir Hathout, High School Teacher, Seven Oaks School Division

Location: Miles Macdonnell Collegiate, 757 Roch Street, Winnipeg, MB

Time: 12:50 pm - 1:40 pm

Suitable for: All Educators


2.03 - Sustainability of Natural Resource Development (7 spots remaining)

What have been the impacts of the development of natural resources on First Nations communities and on other parts of the world? How economically, socially and environmentally sustainable have we been in the extraction of land (fossil fuels, forests, minerals) and water resources? Activities. lesson plans and links will be shared to help students answer these questions.

Presenter: Tara Tuchscherer, High School Teachers, St. James Assiniboia School Division

Location: Miles Macdonnell Collegiate, 757 Roch Street, Winnipeg, MB

Time: 12:50 pm - 1:40 pm

Suitable for: All Educators


2.04 - Elections Manitoba’s Your Power to Choose

Elections Manitoba’s Your Power to Choose workshop engages students in citizenship, democracy and participation in elections. Hands-on activities, lessons and games demonstrate the way voting rights have changed in Manitoba, show students how government directly impacts their lives, and engage students to think about why people do and do not vote. The workshop’s interactive style brings meaning to election participation, creates life-long learning skills and develops the habit of participation. Educators will receive a resource to run their own workshop, or they can book an Elections Manitoba facilitator to lead a workshop in their classroom or online.

Presenter: Orysya Petryshyn, Allison Mitchell and Nan Fewchuk, Elections Manitoba from an independent office of the Legislative Assembly

Location: Miles Macdonnell Collegiate, 757 Roch Street, Winnipeg, MB

Time: 12:50 pm - 1:40 pm

Suitable for: All Educators


2.05 - “Because I Don’t Think Employers Care If You Know History Or Not”

Using data from high school student surveys to reflect upon how social studies courses are perceived, the competencies students take from these courses, and what this means for teaching and learning.

Presenters: Kevin Lopuck, President, MSSTA and Kara Wickstrom-Street, Vice-President, MSSTA

Location: Miles Macdonnell Collegiate, 757 Roch Street, Winnipeg, MB

Time: 12:50 pm - 1:40 pm

Suitable for: All Educators


2.06 - No Child Labour: Exploring SDG #8

In this 3-part session, attendees will experience an activity they can run with their students about child labour and SDG 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth. Activities include individual reflection, partner/ group work and round table discussions. Themes of poverty, gender equality and education will be explored.

Presenter: Leeza Oravec, Education Specialist, Manitoba Council for International Cooperation

Location: Miles Macdonnell Collegiate, 757 Roch Street, Winnipeg, MB

Time: 12:50 pm - 1:40 pm

Suitable for: All Educators


2.07 - Rehumanizing the Holocaust: A Presentation of Resources to Help Bring Personal Stories to the

The Holocaust is much more than the numbers, dates and facts that we typically see when studying and teaching about this dark time in history. When we put the people who died and survived, we can rehumanize the history of the Holocaust. We will be sharing a variety of resources and tools to help us do just that.

Presenter: Kerri Martin, High School Teacher, Pembina Trails School Division

Location: Miles Macdonnell Collegiate, 757 Roch Street, Winnipeg, MB

Time: 12:50 pm - 1:40 pm

Suitable for: All Educators


2.08 - Remembrance Day Planning - Keeping it Meaningful

Social Studies teachers are often called upon to lead or help organize school-wide Remembrance Day ceremonies. This session will provide a forum for participants to share practical ideas and past practices with the goal of providing logistical and creative ways of organizing meaningful, contemporary and educational assemblies. The presenters have designed a series of Remembrance Day presentations over the years and will be sharing one of their favourite ones with participants. (Bring a memory stick!)

Presenters: Kevin Szajkowski, High School Teacher, Louis Riel School Division and Tim Parker

Location: Miles Macdonnell Collegiate, 757 Roch Street, Winnipeg, MB

Time: 12:50 pm - 1:40 pm

Suitable for: All Educators


2.09 - The Renaissance of Chinese Culture

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.

Presenter: Song Liu, Professor, University of Manitoba

Location: Miles Macdonnell Collegiate, 757 Roch Street, Winnipeg, MB

Time: 12:50 pm - 1:40 pm

Suitable for: All Educators


2.10 - Voting Rights: Continuity and Change

How inclusive is our democracy? That’s the inquiry question students discuss in Voting Rights Through Time, a free resource from Elections Canada. Learn about voting rights through historical case studies in this innovative hands-on approach. Explore the stories of First Nations Peoples, Inuit, Japanese Canadians, women and youth.

Presenter: Rachel Collishaw, Pedagogical Advisor, Elections Canada

Location: Miles Macdonnell Collegiate, 757 Roch Street, Winnipeg, MB

Time: 12:50 pm - 1:40 pm

Suitable for: All Educators


2.11 - Forced to Flee Simulation

In this activity participants/ students work together in “family units”, making difficult decisions to maintain their supply of food, money, and health while securing their future post-conflict. This activity includes discussion questions, real-life stories, vocabulary, and facts on conflict and migration.

Presenter: Immaculate Nabisere, Engagement and Stewardship Coordinator, Mennonite Central Committee

Location: Miles Macdonnell Collegiate, 757 Roch Street, Winnipeg, MB

Time: 12:50 pm - 1:40 pm

Suitable for: All Educators


2.12 - Canada And Ukraine - Current Interconnections And Real Implications For Our Modern World

Having travelled and worked as a teacher in Ukraine since 2013, I possess a keen insight into the society and culture of the Ukrainian people. My session will be devoted to sharing my experiences, observations, and conclusions about Ukraine, from a Canadian perspective. The major challenges of corruption, economy, and of course, the Russian invasion will be addressed with plenty of opportunity for Q and A, in an open discussion format. This session hopes to enlighten my educational colleagues about several key issues currently in Ukraine and their impact for Canadians and others around the world!

Presenter: Taras Maluzynsky, Retired Teacher, Retired Teachers' Association of Manitoba (RTAM)

Location: Miles Macdonnell Collegiate, 757 Roch Street, Winnipeg, MB

Time: 12:50 pm - 1:40 pm

Suitable for: All Educators


2.13 - The World in your Classroom

A look at how Virtual Reality can bring the world into your classroom. Issues and troubleshooting using the VR goggles, useful links and discussions.

Presenter: Albert Krynski, High School Teacher, Portage la Prairie School Division

Location: Miles Macdonnell Collegiate, 757 Roch Street, Winnipeg, MB

Time: 12:50 pm - 1:40 pm

Suitable for: All Educators


2.14 - Anti-Oppression in the Compassionate Classroom

In this workshop, teachers will learn about the fundamentals of anti-oppression work and its’ compatibility current pedagogical approaches. They will be equipped with an understanding of what shapes a marginalized student’s experience from the syllabus to the classroom setup. Teachers will be empowered to create safer spaces for student learning and encouraged to reflect on how their own identity and experiences impact learners.

Presenter: Sandra Krahn, Executive Director, Manitoba Association for Rights and Liberties

Location: Miles Macdonnell Collegiate, 757 Roch Street, Winnipeg, MB

Time: 12:50 pm - 1:40 pm

Suitable for: All Educators


2.15 - Pretend Politics | Real Engagement: Digging into Authentic Issues Using NationStates

NationStates is an online political simulation where users engage with authentic political and social issues by making decisions and witnessing the results in a fictional nation of their own design. I will demonstrate how NationStates works, how it can be integrated into the classroom, and share my experience using it.

Presenter: Adam Pugh, High School Teacher, Pine Creek School Division

Location: Miles Macdonnell Collegiate, 757 Roch Street, Winnipeg, MB

Time: 12:50 pm - 1:40 pm

Suitable for: All Educators


2.16 - Social Science for Good: Curriculum-linked Inquiry and Interactive Learning that Inspires Glo

In this workshop teachers become students completing curriculum-linked science-based lessons and quizzes and earning vaccines for others in need around the world. Then social science-related learning modules will be presented showing engaging features such as interactive games, images, video, audio, etc. Teachers leave the workshop with all they need to start their students using Kids Boost Immunity. Kids Boost Immunity is a free, teacher-developed, government-funded, online resource with lessons, quizzes, and accompanying inquiry and worksheet materials, available in English and French.

Presenter: Kathy Miller, Kids Boost Immunity

Location: Miles Macdonnell Collegiate, 757 Roch Street, Winnipeg, MB

Time: 12:50 pm - 1:40 pm

Suitable for: All Educators


2.17 - Polio Epidemics and Rooster Town in Winnipeg

Second Chances is a novel (Red Deer Press, 2021) about a teen hockey phenom, felled by polio just as the Salk vaccine is proved safe. He recovers in Winnipeg's King George Hospital, where he meets a Metis girl from Rooster Town, worried about polio, and her family being forced from their home by developers. Take part in a discussion about vaccines and Metis displacements in Manitoba.

Presenter: Harriet Zaidman, Writer

Location: Miles Macdonnell Collegiate, 757 Roch Street, Winnipeg, MB

Time: 12:50 pm - 1:40 pm

Suitable for: All Educators


2.18 - Manitoba Educational Research Collective

Child well-being in schools has been a concern of many teachers, whether or not there has been a curriculum mandate or directive for them to do so. In support of this concern, I have collaborated with teachers to form an approach to the development of curriculum that intentionally creates or recognizes opportunities to develop capabilities for well-being. In this participatory session, we will consider how we might use this approach in our own classrooms.

Presenter: Dr. Mike Link, University of Winnipeg and Will Burton, Principal-Teacher, MET Centre for Arts and Technology

Location: Miles Macdonnell Collegiate, 757 Roch Street, Winnipeg, MB

Time: 12:50 pm - 1:40 pm

Suitable for: All Educators


2.19 - Using Snapshots in Time to Teach Historical Thinking (6 spots remaining)

This session will introduce participants to the Snapshots in Time/Clichés d’histoire cards (https://tc2.ca/sit/) focused on significant events in Canadian history, and highlight several free learning resources that can be used to teach and assess historical thinking using the cards.

Presenter: Dr. Lindsay Gibson, Professor, University of British Columbia

Location: Miles Macdonnell Collegiate, 757 Roch Street, Winnipeg, MB

Time: 12:50 pm - 1:40 pm

Suitable for: All Educators


Sessions - 2:00 PM-2:50 PM

3.01 - Model Parliament in the Classroom (9 spots remaining)

Model Parliament is a great way for students to learn the basics of parliamentary procedure and to develop an understanding of how laws are made in Canada. During this session, participants will learn how to organize and run a Model Parliament session with their students during regular class time.

Presenter: Michael Zwaagstra, High School Teacher, Hanover School Division

Location: Miles Macdonnell Collegiate, 757 Roch Street, Winnipeg, MB

Time: 2:00 pm - 2:50 pm

Suitable for: All Educators


3.02 - The Alternatives Municipal Budget 2022

Budgets are about choices. The Alternative Municipal Budget 2022, Winnipeg at a Crossroads provides a framework for looking at hard issues and coming up with positive steps forward. Covering Climate, Food, Greenspaces, Housing, Indigenous Relations, Library Services, Living Wages, Newcomer Inclusion, Organic Waste, Police, Art, Recreation, Transit and Water, the Alternative Municipal Budget shows us how we can increase democratic participation while offering bold but tangible solutions to difficult civic issues.

Presenter: Niall Harney, Researcher, Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives

Location: Miles Macdonnell Collegiate, 757 Roch Street, Winnipeg, MB

Time: 11:00 am - 11:50 am

Suitable for: All Educators


3.04 - Rehumanizing the Holocaust: A Presentation of Resources to Help Bring Personal Stories to the

The Holocaust is much more than the numbers, dates and facts that we typically see when studying and teaching about this dark time in history. When we put the people who died and survived, we can rehumanize the history of the Holocaust. We will be sharing a variety of resources and tools to help us do just that.

Presenter: Kerri Martin, High School Teacher, Pembina Trails School Division

Location: Miles Macdonnell Collegiate, 757 Roch Street, Winnipeg, MB

Time: 2:00 pm - 2:50 pm

Suitable for: All Educators


3.05 - Decolonizing My Practice

Introduce possible methods to decolonize the classroom and assessment

Presenter: Samir Hathout, High School Teacher, Seven Oaks School Division

Location: Miles Macdonnell Collegiate, 757 Roch Street, Winnipeg, MB

Time: 2:00 pm - 2:50 pm

Suitable for: All Educators


3.07 - Real Life Politics: A Hands-on Approach to Teaching Elementary Students About Politics

This session will review an inquiry-based learning experience for elementary school students. Learning about government can often be a tough topic for students to connect with. This year, I led our school through the entire process of a student driven election that led to amazing results!

Presenter: Scott Templeton, Elementary School Teacher, St. James Assiniboia School Division

Location: Miles Macdonnell Collegiate, 757 Roch Street, Winnipeg, MB

Time: 2:00 pm - 2:50 pm

Suitable for: All Educators


3.08 - Using Kids Boost Immunity to Encourage Global Citizenship

Using Kids Boost Immunity, a free online educational site through BC Health and in partnership with UNICEF, allows students to learn curricular content and earn vaccines for kids in need around the world. This site has expanded to include new content like climate change and refugee experiences as well teacher resources to support classroom learning. Teachers will have a chance to gain hands-on experience on the site to see it from both the student and teacher perspective. This is a resource to use tomorrow in your classroom and throughout the entire year!

Presenter: Heidi Crowley, Middle School Teacher, Winnipeg Board of Jewish Education

Location: Miles Macdonnell Collegiate, 757 Roch Street, Winnipeg, MB

Time: 2:00 pm - 2:50 pm

Suitable for: All Educators


3.09 - The Renaissance of Chinese Culture

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.

Presenter: Song Liu, Professor, University of Manitoba

Location: Miles Macdonnell Collegiate, 757 Roch Street, Winnipeg, MB

Time: 2:00 pm - 2:50 pm

Suitable for: All Educators


3.10 - The World in your Classroom

A look at how Virtual Reality can bring the world into your classroom. Issues and troubleshooting using the VR goggles, useful links and discussions.

Presenter: Albert Krynski, High School Teacher, Portage la Prairie School Division

Location: Miles Macdonnell Collegiate, 757 Roch Street, Winnipeg, MB

Time: 2:00 pm - 2:50 pm

Suitable for: All Educators


3.11 - No Child Labour: Exploring SDG #8

In this 3-part session, attendees will experience an activity they can run with their students about child labour and SDG 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth. Activities include individual reflection, partner/ group work and round table discussions. Themes of poverty, gender equality and education will be explored.

Presenter: Leeza Oravec, Education Specialist, Manitoba Council for International Cooperation

Location: Miles Macdonnell Collegiate, 757 Roch Street, Winnipeg, MB

Time: 2:00 pm - 2:50 pm

Suitable for: All Educators


3.12 - Playing The First World War - A Class Simulation (2 spots remaining)

The whole class plays as countries involved in WWI. Using diplomacy and warfare, each player works to achieve country-specific (and historically accurate) goals.

Presenters: Nathan Boulanger, High School Teacher, Hanover School Division and Matt Schmidt

Location: Miles Macdonnell Collegiate, 757 Roch Street, Winnipeg, MB

Time: 2:00 pm - 2:50 pm

Suitable for: All Educators


3.13 - Building Competencies and "Thinking" in Social Studies

This presentation will include pedagogical and practical ways to build the Manitoba Global Competencies and Ways of Knowing, Doing, Being and Becoming in Social Studies.

Presenter: Linda Connor, Social Studies Consultant, Manitoba Education

Location: Miles Macdonnell Collegiate, 757 Roch Street, Winnipeg, MB

Time: 2:00 pm - 2:50 pm

Suitable for: All Educators


3.14 - Inquiry and the Decentring of Privileged Voices (6 spots remaining)

How do white educators and BIPOC high school students critically engage with difficult shared histories? By the end of this workshop, participants will have gained an appreciation for how by using an inquiry-based approach we can collectively explore these ideas with a focus on the ongoing consequences of colonization.

Presenters: Jacob Carson and Nancy Zarillo, High School Teachers, Seven Oaks School Division

Location: Miles Macdonnell Collegiate, 757 Roch Street, Winnipeg, MB

Time: 2:00 pm - 2:50 pm

Suitable for: All Educators


3.15 - Colonial Identity Impositions: How Indigenous Do I Have To Be To Be Indigenous?

A look at Indigeneity from the perspective of a woman who is struggling with her Indigenous identity.

Presenter: Pamela Schoen, High School Teacher, Louis Riel School Division

Location: Miles Macdonnell Collegiate, 757 Roch Street, Winnipeg, MB

Time: 2:00 pm - 2:50 pm

Suitable for: All Educators


3.16 - Manitoba Educational Research Collective

Participants are invited to pitch their current or future research projects and engage in a peer-feedback session.

Presenter: Will Burton, Principal-Teacher, MET Centre for Arts and Technology

Location: Miles Macdonnell Collegiate, 757 Roch Street, Winnipeg, MB

Time: 2:00 pm - 2:50 pm

Suitable for: All Educators


3.17 - What's the Story? Engaging Youth in Inquiry-Based Projects