8:00 - 8:45am Registration and continental breakfast
8:50 - 9:40am Keynote I
The Power of Story - Sigmund Brouwer
To be human is to tell story, and to tell story is what makes us human. Sigmund Brouwer shows where story gets its power, why story is so effective, and how to use the power of story to fully engage with your students in all aspects of the learning process.
9:50 - 10:40am Block 1
10:50 - 11:40am Block 2
11:50 - 12:50pm LUNCH
12:50 - 1:40pm Keynote II
Library to Learning Commons - Terri Hayes
Terri Hayes is passionate about the potential of the Learning Commons to support teaching and learning, to inspire a reading culture within schools, to generate a collaborative learning culture between staff and students, to foster inquiry-based learning, and to promote technology as a tool for learning. Terri’s roles as an educator have encompassed teaching all subjects at the elementary level, as well as serving as a Learning Leader and teacher-librarian. She is currently an Assistant Principal at a high-needs school within the Calgary Board of Education. Terri holds a Batchelor of Arts on English, History and Ancient History from the University of Queensland in Australia, a Batchelor of Education from Mount Saint Vincent University, and a Masters of Education in Teacher Librarianship from the University of Alberta. She has written extensively about the power of the Learning Commons to transform school cultures, has spoken at a number of educational conferences, and is working hard to apply what she has learned in the schools she serves. Terri will be sharing a “Recipe for Success” in the library to Learning Commons transformation, based on her own experiences working with schools to achieve the best possible outcome with limited resources.
1:50 - 2:40pm Block 3
2:45 - 3:30pm Collaborative Café & Book Sales