Schedule

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DAY 1 (July 31, 2017)

7:30 AM – 8:30 AM       BREAKFAST & REGISTRATION
4th Floor Education Lounge, ED North
8:30 AM – 9:00 AM CONFERENCE OPENING & WELCOME
4th Floor Education Lounge, ED North
9:00 AM – 10:00 AM KEYNOTE SPEAKER 
Business as Usual? The Potential for the Principal Leadership Quality Standard to Impact Teaching and Learning (Link to Presentation)
Dr. Pamela Adams, University of Lethbridge
Location: 4th Floor Education Lounge, ED North
10:10 AM – 11:25 AM

CONCURRENT SESSIONS
The Edmonton Queer History App: Using Technology to Build Inclusive Classrooms
Dr. Jason Harley, U of A 
Location: ED North 7-102
Principal Leadership Quality Standard 1, 8

Alberta School Audits for Safe and Caring Schools: Purposes and Processes
Amber Hester, Wolf Creek Public Schools, and Leslie Ronaldson, Society for Safe and Caring Schools & Communities
Location: ED North 7-114
Principal Leadership Quality Standard 4

The Role of Supervision and Evaluation in Support of Teaching Excellence (Link to Presentation)
Dr. Terry Pearson, Wetaskiwin Regional Public School Division
Location: ED North 7-140
Principal Leadership Quality Standard 3, 7

11:25 AM – 11:40 AM COFFEE BREAK
7th Floor, ED North
11:40 AM – 12:30 PM

SMALL GROUP LEARNING SESSION 
Rooms 7-102, 7-114, 7-140, ED North 

12:30 PM – 1:15 PM LUNCH
4th Floor Education Lounge, ED North
1:15 PM – 2:30 PM PLENARY
School Improvement from a Positive Organizational Perspective: Noticing, Nurturing and Sustaining Flourishing (Link to Presentation)
Dr. Sabre Cherkowski, University of British Columbia, Okanagan Campus
Location: ED South 129
2:30 PM - 2:45 PM BREAK & TRANSITION
2:45 PM – 4:00 PM

CONCURRENT SESSIONS
The Edmonton Queer History App: Using Technology to Build Inclusive Classrooms (Repeat Session)
Dr. Jason Harley, U of A 
Location: ED North 7-102
Principal Leadership Quality Standard 1, 8

Learning to Flourish in Schools: Placing Wellbeing at the Heart of Educational Leadership (Link 1 to Presentation) (Link 2 to Presentation)
Dr. Sabre Cherkowski, University of British Columbia, Okanagan Campus
Location: ED North 7-114
Principal Leadership Quality Standard 1, 6

ABCs of Autism Spectrum Disorders (Link to Presentation)
Dr. Heather Brown, U of A
Location: ED North 7-140
Principal Leadership Quality Standard 4

DAY 2 (August 1, 2017)

7:45 AM – 8:45 AM BREAKFAST
4th Floor Education Lounge, ED North
9:00 AM – 10:15 AM

CONCURRENT SESSIONS
Technology and Ethics
Dr. Cathy Adams, U of A
Location: ED North 7-102
Principal Leadership Quality Standard 4, 8 

Supporting Aboriginal Students in the Child Welfare System
Kelsey Reed, U of A
Location: ED North 7-114
Principal Leadership Quality Standard 1, 5, 8

Understanding Teacher Negligence (Link to Presentation)
Dr. José da Costa, U of A
Location ED North 7-140
Principal Leadership Quality Standard 7

10:15 AM – 10:30 AM COFFEE BREAK
7th Floor, ED North
10:30 AM – 11:45 AM

CONCURRENT SESSIONS
Technology and Ethics (Repeat Session)
Dr. Cathy Adams, U of A
Location: ED North 7-102
Principal Leadership Quality Standard 4, 8

Supporting Aboriginal Students in the Child Welfare System (Repeat Session)
Kelsey Reed, U of A
Location: ED North 7-114
Principal Leadership Quality Standard 1, 5, 8

The Lifecycle of Trust in Educational Leadership
Dr. Benjamin Kutsyuruba, Queen's University (livestream) (Link 1 to Presentation) (Link 2 to Presentation)
Location: ED North 7-140
Principal Leadership Quality Standard 1, 2 

11:45 AM - 12:30 PM
LUNCH 
4th Floor Education Lounge, ED North
 
12:30 PM - 1:45 PM

PLENARY 
Fostering Ownership of Learning: Empowering Individuals’ Voices to Nurture A Creative School Community
Ron Wigglesworth, U of A
Location: ED South 129

1:45 PM - 2:00 PM
BREAK & TRANSITION
2:00 PM – 3:15 PM

CONCURRENT SESSIONS
So You Are/Gonna Be a School Leader…Let’s Chat!”  - Panel
Sandra Ciurysek, Former AB Principal
Joyce de Gooijer, Former SK Principal
Russell Hunter, Whitefish Lake First Nation #128
Greg Meeker, EPSB
Location: ED North 7-140
Principal Leadership Quality Standard 7

Student Motivation and Emotions: Elusive Concepts or Tangible Outcomes? (Link to Presentation)
Dr. Lia Daniels, U of A
Location: ED North 7-102
Principal Leadership Quality Standard 4

Mind the Gap - Analogue and Digital Learning
Ron Wigglesworth, U of A
Location: ED North 7-114
Principal Leadership Quality Standard 4

3:20 PM – 4:15 PM SMALL GROUP LEARNING SESSION
Rooms 7-102, 7-114, 7-140, ED North
4:30 PM – 6:00 PM RECEPTION
University of Alberta Faculty Club (11435 Saskatchewan Dr NW, Google Map)

DAY 3 (August 2, 2017)

7:45 AM – 8:45 AM                 BREAKFAST
4th Floor Education Lounge, ED North
9:00 AM – 10:15 AM

CONCURRENT SESSIONS
New Developments in Assessment and Implications for Educators
Dr. Mark Gierl, U of A
Location: ED North 7-102
Principal Leadership Quality Standard 2

Project, Place, and Service Learning to Support Youth Transitions 
Dr. Bonita Watt - U of A
Location: ED North 7-114
Principal Leadership Quality Standard 2

ECI: What is it? And what should school leaders know about it? (Link to Presentation)
Elizabeth Shen - Principal, Lynnwood School; PhD Candidate, Department of Educational Policy Studies, University of Alberta 
Location: ED North 7-140
Principal Leadership Quality Standard 9

10:15 AM – 10:30 AM COFFEE BREAK
7th Floor, ED North
10:30 AM – 11:45 AM

CONCURRENT SESSIONS
New Developments in Assessment and Implications for Educators (Repeat Session)
Dr. Mark Gierl, U of A
Location: ED North 7-102
Principal Leadership Quality Standard 2

Project, Place, and Service Learning to Support Youth Transitions (Repeat Session)
Dr. Bonita Watt - U of A
Location: ED North 7-114
Principal Leadership Quality Standard 2

ECI: What is it? And what should school leaders know about it? (Repeat Session) (Link to Presentation)
Elizabeth Shen - Principal, Lynnwood School; PhD Candidate, Department of Educational Policy Studies, University of Alberta 
Location: ED North 7-140
Principal Leadership Quality Standard 9

11:45 AM – 12:30 PM LUNCH
4th Floor Education Lounge, ED North
12:30 PM – 1:45 PM PLENARY
Leading Educational Change in a Time of Truth and Reconciliation (Link to Presentation)
Dr. Jennifer Tupper, Dean, Faculty of Education, U of A
Location: ED South 129
 1:45 PM - 2:00 PM BREAK & TRANSITION
 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM

CONCURRENT SESSIONS
Using Research Evidence to Guide Decision Making in the Context of Youth Sport (Link to Presentation)
Colin Deal, PhD student, Child & Adolescent Sport & Activity (CASA) Lab, U of A
Location: ED North 7-102
Principal Leadership Quality Standard 4

Understanding Refugee Experiences and Building Partnership with Families and Communities (Link to Presentation)
Dr. Anna Kirova, U of A
Location: ED North 7-114
Principal Leadership Quality Standard 8

First Nation Students, some Considerations for School Leaders
Dr. Noella Steinhauer, U of A
Location: ED North 7-140
Principal Leadership Quality Standard 5

 3:20 PM – 4:15 PM SMALL GROUP LEARNING SESSION
Rooms 7-102, 7-114, 7-140, ED North

DAY 4 (August 3, 2017)

7:45 AM – 8:45 AM        BREAKFAST
4th Floor Education Lounge, ED North
9:00 AM – 10:15 AM

CONCURRENT SESSIONS
Supporting the Language and Literacy Development of English Language Learners
Dr. William Dunn, U of A 
Location: ED North 7-102
Principal Leadership Quality Standard 4

A Vision for All – The Role of the School Leader in Visionary Leadership (Link 1 to Presentation) (Link 2 to Presentation)
Dr. Randy Hetherington, University of Portland
Location: ED N 7-114
Principal Leadership Quality Standard 3

Developing Your Leadership Identity (Link to Presentation)
Cynthia Munro, U of A
Location: ED N 7-140
Principal Leadership Quality Standard 2, 6

10:15 AM – 10:30 AM COFFEE BREAK
7th Floor, ED North
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM SMALL GROUP LEARNING SESSION & EVALUATION
Rooms 7-102, 7-114, 7-140, ED North
11:30 AM - 12:15 PM LUNCH
4th Floor Education Lounge, ED North
12:15 AM – 1:30 PM

CLOSING KEYNOTE
Community School Relationships: Understanding and Responding to the Larger Societal Context (Link to Presentation)
Dr. Edgar Schmidt, Dean, Faculty of Education, Concordia University of Edmonton
Location ED South 129

1:30 PM – 1:45 PM CONFERENCE CLOSING
Location: ED South 129
1:45 PM – 2:45 PM GRADUATE STUDIES INFORMATION SESSION or EDPS 595 COURSE MEETING
Graduate Studies Information Session: 4th Floor Education Lounge, ED North
EDPS 595 Meeting: Education South 255

 

Leadership dimensions will be the focus of concurrent sessions and plenaries:

  1. Fostering Effective Relationships
  2. Embodying Visionary Leadership
  3. Leading a Learning Community
  4. Providing Instructional Leadership
  5. Building Capacity for First Nations, Métis, and Inuit Students
  6. Developing and Facilitating Leadership
  7. Managing School Operations and Resources
  8. Understanding and Responding to the Larger Societal Context