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Keynote- Steven Strogatz
**The Math and Science of Getting in Sync**

Every night along the tidal rivers of Malaysia, thousands of male fireflies congregate in the mangrove trees and flash on and off in silent, hypnotic unison. This display extends for miles along the river and occurs spontaneously; it does not require any leader or cue from the environment. Similar feats of synchronization occur throughout the natural world, and in our own bodies. This lecture will provide an introduction to the math and science of collective synchronization. Amazing videos of synchronous fireflies and London’s wobbly Millennium Bridge will also be shown.

**Speakers**
## Steven Strogatz

Every night along the tidal rivers of Malaysia, thousands of male fireflies congregate in the mangrove trees and flash on and off in silent, hypnotic unison. This display extends for miles along the river and occurs spontaneously; it does not require any leader or cue from the environment. Similar feats of synchronization occur throughout the natural world, and in our own bodies. This lecture will provide an introduction to the math and science of collective synchronization. Amazing videos of synchronous fireflies and London’s wobbly Millennium Bridge will also be shown.

Jacob Gould Schurman Professor of Applied Mathematics, Cornell University

Steven Strogatz is an applied mathematician who works in the areas of nonlinear dynamics and complex systems, often on topics inspired by the curiosities of everyday life. He loves finding math in places where you’d least expect it—and then using it to illuminate life’s mysteries, big and small. For example: Why is it so hard to fall asleep a few hours before your regular bedtime? When you start chatting with a stranger on a... Read More →

Friday October 23, 2015 09:00 - 10:15

Ballroom CD

Ballroom CD

**Tags**Division 1, Division 2, Division 3, Division 4, Math, Science

Interdisciplinary Designs for Integrated Learning

Journey with us as we investigate solar systems, crime scenes, wetland ecosystems, symmetry, critter life cycles, weather, bridges, gliders, amusement parks, and more. Using examples of lesson designs that integrate Science, Mathematics, Language Arts, Social Studies, Art, and Drama, we will work in grade groups to extend these designs to create meaningful, experiential learning experiences for our classrooms.

Friday October 23, 2015 10:30 - 11:45

Piesporter

Piesporter

**Tags**Math, Science, Division 1, Division 2, Division 3

Twenty-Two Terrific Teaching Strategies for Engaging of your Geeks and Non-Geeks

Objectify, Fast Feedback, Never say anything, and 18 other Terrific Tested Teaching Tips will be covered and practiced during this intense colourful workshop. Numbers everywhere & anywhere, Wrappers, Sociograms and other Teaching Tips for instructors to reflect on and to engage their Geeks and Non-Geeks in learning.

Friday October 23, 2015 10:30 - 11:45

Cognac

Cognac

**Tags**Math, Science, Division 1, Division 2, Division 3, Division 4

Assessment Alternatives: Secondary Mathematics!

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Friday October 23, 2015 10:30 - 11:45

Ballroom D

Ballroom D

**Tags**Math, Division 3, Division 4

Build First, Teach After

Build it first to activate their background knowledge - do not wait. What is it they already know? Give a problem, let them go! See how far each one can reach, Then I’ll know what I must teach! Do you activate student knowledge prior to math instruction? In many elementary classrooms it is common practice to activate students’ background knowledge prior to reading instruction but many teachers do not think to use this same strategy for math as well. Join Geri Ann and Sandy for a fun and practical session on how to activate students’ prior knowledge by providing students with opportunities to interact with math activities first and then doing the teaching after. Geared for elementary teachers from grades 3-6, this hands-on session will begin by providing easy to implement ideas that encourage your students to collaborate and to persevere when faced with challenges in math class. Specific curriculum based activities and examples that allow students to engage with and discover concepts will be shared and explored.

Friday October 23, 2015 10:30 - 11:45

Medoc

Medoc

**Tags**Math, Division 1, Division 2

How the Brain Learns Mathematics – Ideas from Dr. David Sousa

Based on brain research conducted by Dr. David Sousa, Stephanie will share ideas on how the teenage brain learns mathematics and suggest ways that educators can translate current brain research into strategies to improve learning.

Friday October 23, 2015 10:30 - 11:45

Chablis

Chablis

**Tags**Division 4, Math

A Data-Driven Chemistry 30 Classroom – My Experiment

For the past year I have initiated used a variety of data sources to teach students about their strengths and weaknesses in terms of concept mastery. During this session I will share the approaches taken, and the various sources of data including student-friendly learning targets, quiz and unit exam analysis materials, a strategy that I call “-1 analysis”, and the process used to address re-writes of unit exams. The context for the session will be chemistry, but the principles could be applied to all science subjects. Please come to idea shop, and contribute your thoughts to this ongoing work.

Friday October 23, 2015 10:30 - 11:45

Beaujolais

Beaujolais

**Tags**Division 4, Science

Beyond the Blue Bin: Exploring Climate Change Education

This session will help you use climate change education to empower the 21st Century Learner. We’ll go into the science of climate change, showcase environmental stewardship and action initiatives from across the province, and discuss how to implement engaging curriculum-connected projects in your classroom (school!)

Friday October 23, 2015 10:30 - 11:45

Champagne

Champagne

**Tags**Division 2, Division 3, Division 4, Science

Designing Investigations for Physics 20-30

In this session participants will review investigations and experiments that are mandated in the Physics 20-30 Program of Study, explore the design of meaningful student activities, and evaluate student learning using machine-scored items.

Friday October 23, 2015 10:30 - 11:45

Bordeaux

Bordeaux

**Tags**Science, Division 4

High Powered Water Rockets, Empowering Students and the Scientific Process

Water Rockets can be a useful teaching tool at any level of science to help meet specific curricular objectives or teach the scientific process. Learn how you can use and make high powered water rockets and their launchers in your class.

Friday October 23, 2015 10:30 - 11:45

Ballroom C

Ballroom C

**Tags**Science, Division 2, Division 3

Designing Math and Science Projects that Promote Cross Curricular Competencies

Alberta Education is promoting a set of cross curricular competencies that will be developed and applied by every student across grade and subject areas. The goal is to create engaged thinkers who have more opportunities to pursue learning with direct application to real life situations. Participants will be shown how they can design projects that include elements of numerous competencies while meeting science and math outcomes. Opportunity to discuss and plan how to implement ideas will be provided.

Friday October 23, 2015 13:00 - 14:15

Piesporter

Piesporter

**Tags**Math, Science, Division 1, Division 2, Division 3

STEM beyond the Technology

Join discussions on broader issues related to STEM, beyond using technology as a teaching and learning tool. Free resources from Let's Talk Science's CurioCity program show how to engage students in understanding the relevance of STEM to their immediate and future lives.

Friday October 23, 2015 13:00 - 14:15

Beaujolais

Beaujolais

**Tags**Math, Science, Division 3, Division 4

Design Towards Continuing Narratives in Mathematics Curriculum

Mathematical texts seem to be far away from narratives. Yet, narratives have rich potential to enhance mathematics education if we can design curricula that encourage students to consider mathematical texts as narratives and learning mathematics as generating continuing narratives. In this presentation, I argue for the necessity and possibility of designing towards continuing narratives in mathematics curriculum.

Friday October 23, 2015 13:00 - 14:15

Chablis

Chablis

**Tags**Math, Division 2, Division 3

Doing Math in Public

**Speakers**
## Steven Strogatz

In the spring of 2010, Steven Strogatz wrote a 15-part series on the elements of math for The New York Times. To both his and his editor’s surprise, each piece climbed the most emailed list and elicited hundreds of appreciative comments. Strogatz recounts his adventures in bringing math to the masses and shares the lessons he learned about what works — and what doesn’t — when it comes to making math accessible.

Jacob Gould Schurman Professor of Applied Mathematics, Cornell University

Steven Strogatz is an applied mathematician who works in the areas of nonlinear dynamics and complex systems, often on topics inspired by the curiosities of everyday life. He loves finding math in places where you’d least expect it—and then using it to illuminate life’s mysteries, big and small. For example: Why is it so hard to fall asleep a few hours before your regular bedtime? When you start chatting with a stranger on a... Read More →

Friday October 23, 2015 13:00 - 14:15

Ballroom D

Ballroom D

**Tags**Division 4, Math

Equivalent Fraction: Knowledge and Knowing for Teaching

This research examined the knowledge emerged from a concept study on equivalent fractions for the purpose of addressing the research gap-what knowledge teachers could know about equivalent fractions. The four emphases of concept study were adopted as the framework of examining the emerged knowledge in our concept study. The results indicated that the concept study achieved multiple realizations, nonlinear landscapes, excavating entailments, and occasioned blends. This paper provided what teachers could know about equivalent fractions as well as demonstrated how teachers could know about the concept through concept study. Thus, not only the knowledge emerged from concept study could enrich teachers’ professional knowledge about the concept but also the knowing derived from concept study could change teachers’ way of knowing.

Friday October 23, 2015 13:00 - 14:15

Champagne

Champagne

**Tags**Division 1, Division 2, Division 3, Division 4, Math, Science

Chemical Analysis Over the Internet: A Joint Project Between TRU and MHC

This work focuses on the remote determination of the iron content in vitamin tablets. First-year chemistry students at Medicine Hat College analyze the iron content in commercial vitamins during the fall term using simple spectrophotometers. Then in the winter term the analysis is carried out once more, this time utilizing an Atomic Absorption Spectrometer, housed at Thompson Rivers University in Kamloops, BC. TRU has the capacity for remote control of their instruments, allowing them to work with students anywhere in the province, across Canada, and even around the world.

This session will demonstrate how this work can be done, using samples that were prepared at MHC and shipped to TRU. Chemistry faculty at TRU will be online to assist us, answer your questions, and discuss how this technology might serve your own students.

This session will demonstrate how this work can be done, using samples that were prepared at MHC and shipped to TRU. Chemistry faculty at TRU will be online to assist us, answer your questions, and discuss how this technology might serve your own students.

Friday October 23, 2015 13:00 - 14:15

Bordeaux

Bordeaux

**Tags**Science, Division 4

Innovative Chemistry Demos Lecture Series IV – Maki(Ng) Science Cool and Spectacular!

Continue your spectacular science journey with Michael and his staff as he brings you the fourth of his ten part Classic Demo Lecture Series. These fun, easy and inexpensive science demonstrations will not only wow your students but will bring back that love of science on magic, clouds, balloons with “pointy things”, floating objects, party tricks, and bubbles in a bubble with a person inside! Spectacular!

Friday October 23, 2015 13:00 - 14:15

Ballroom C

Ballroom C

**Tags**Division 2, Division 3, Division 4, Science

Language, Inquiry, and Elementary Science

This session will explore a variety of issues related to the relationships between language, inquiry and science in elementary classrooms. This session will examine topics specifically related to reading and writing and discourse as we explore the role of each in science teaching. When students read and write and talk about science, teachers are able to understand their beginning ideas and reasoning. Teachers will come away with practical activities and strategies to engage students in reading, writing and productive discourse activities that elevate understanding of science concepts and support inquiry-based science learning.

Friday October 23, 2015 13:00 - 14:15

Medoc

Medoc

Using Sherlock Holmes to teach the Scientific Method

Every year, Rose starts her classes with this three day introduction to the scientific method. Students examine how Sherlock uses the method to solve crimes, and then use this knowledge to create a video about an experiment of their choosing that highlights the scientific method. Teachers attending this session will have access to all of the electronic files that will allow them to implement this lesson the day they return to classes.

Friday October 23, 2015 13:00 - 14:15

Cognac

Cognac

**Tags**Science, Division 1, Division 2, Division 3

Google Classroom and Google Apps for Education – How I Use Them Every Day in My Classroom

Two years ago, I started using Doogle docs in my classroom. Last year, I managed to migrate completely over to Google classroom, and have gone “paperless” in my lab. In this session I will show you how Google classroom works, but also a plethora of Google apps, Chrome extensions, and websites that I use regularly to make my classroom accessible, fun, and engaging for all of my students. Come bring your laptop or tablet if you have one.

Friday October 23, 2015 14:30 - 15:45

Ballroom D

Ballroom D

**Tags**Division 2, Division 3, Division 4, Math, Science

Maker, Shaker, Tinker, Thinker

K-3 Tinkering is an approach Science/Math that values PROCESS as content. Taking things apart with the intent to put them back together again. As you Make, Shake, Tinker, Thinker (likely with bubbles, eggs, & squishy circuits) you will ask yourself WHY have I not been tinkering with my students!?!

Friday October 23, 2015 14:30 - 15:45

Medoc

Medoc

**Tags**Math, Science, Division 1

A Lab Approach to Math

In Math 20-2, the curriculum lends itself to the use of labs for teaching a variety of topics. Come hear about how I structured Math 20-2 to build in time for labs, games, and research. We will discuss how you might apply this approach to your classroom, even if it isn’t Math 20-2. If there’s time we will play games and do a math lab.

Friday October 23, 2015 14:30 - 15:45

Piesporter

Piesporter

**Tags**Division 4, Math

Delayed Streaming in Math 20-1/Math 20-2

This session presents results of a research study that explored the implementation of a combined Math 20-1/Math 20-2 course that integrated differentiated assessments to assist students in choosing which math course they should enroll in. How the teachers structured the course and learnings from the research data will be shared.

Friday October 23, 2015 14:30 - 15:45

Champagne

Champagne

**Tags**Division 4, Math

Hot Off the Press! Introducing a New Resource for Elementary Mathematics Teachers

The Alberta Assessment Consortium has created a series of mathematics videos with supporting resources, all freely available online. These materials explore ways to develop and assess flexible strategies for basic facts and operations, and feature classroom footage, student voice, teacher reflections, instructional and assessment techniques, and samples of student work. Our goal is to provide an effective entry point for teacher conversation and professional learning, and to impact classroom practice.

Friday October 23, 2015 14:30 - 15:45

Cognac

Cognac

**Tags**Math, Division 1, Division 2

Teaching through Math Projects in the Junior High Classroom

Think math projects are just for the end of a unit? Not sure you can “get through the curriculum” if you include projects in junior high? Teach the curriculum THROUGH projects! Let your students try a variety of professions using math; and help them find both number sense and a passion for math!

Friday October 23, 2015 14:30 - 15:45

Chablis

Chablis

**Tags**Math, Division 3

Learning in Motion

Biology-the study of life. What is a characteristic of living things? Movement!!!! Using stop motion video applications have your students capture the processes taught in Biology such as parturition (from conception to birth), transpiration, and cell division by physically building each stage and putting processes together into a short video clip. Connect visual, auditory, and kinesthetic learners through project based learning activities.

Friday October 23, 2015 14:30 - 15:45

Ballroom C

Ballroom C

**Tags**Division 3, Division 4, Science

The Night Sky on your Computer Screen

Many aspects of basic astronomy are in the curriculum, and it is an appealing topic that can promote interest in science. The high quality freeware astronomy program Stellarium gives simulations of the sky that can teach many concepts in a stimulating way that relates to reality. Basic concepts will be illustrated with demos that can be used in class or assigned as homework.

Friday October 23, 2015 14:30 - 15:45

Beaujolais

Beaujolais

**Tags**Math, Science, Division 1, Division 2, Division 3, Division 4

Using Adapted Primary Literature (APL) to Foster Nature of Science (NOS) Understanding in Secondary Science Classrooms

The use of adapted primary literature in classes may be used to increase student understanding of NOS. APL takes primary literature published in the scientific community and adapts the writing so the language is accessible to students. We will give examples of APL for secondary classes and provide teacher perspectives on how APL can be used to teach NOS.

Friday October 23, 2015 14:30 - 15:45

Bordeaux

Bordeaux

**Tags**Science, Division 4

ATA Math Council AGM

Annual General Meeting

Friday October 23, 2015 15:45 - 16:45

Beaujolais

Beaujolais

**Tags**Division 1, Division 2, Division 3, Division 4, Math

ATA Science Council AGM

Annual General Meeting

Friday October 23, 2015 15:45 - 16:45

Bordeaux

Bordeaux

**Tags**Division 1, Division 2, Division 3, Division 4, Science

Wine & Cheese Social

Come out and meet the Executive of ATASC & MCATA, network & socialize with other teachers, while enjoying one glass of wine on us. Your nametag is your drink ticket!

Location TBD

Friday October 23, 2015 17:00 - 19:00

TBA

TBA

Games Night

Come on down for some gaming action.

Socialize while you settle Catan! Make friends while amassing an army in Western Australia! Network with speakers while you hurry from the Billiards Room to the Conservatory!

Socialize while you settle Catan! Make friends while amassing an army in Western Australia! Network with speakers while you hurry from the Billiards Room to the Conservatory!

Friday October 23, 2015 19:00 - 22:00

Ballroom D

Ballroom D

Cross-curricular Competencies: How to develop student competencies using environmental and energy education

This workshop will explore how authentic energy and environmental education learning experiences can be used to develop the competencies of an engaged thinker, and ethical citizen with an entrepreneurial spirit. We will use a few classroom learning stories to explore authentic learning that delivers on the cross-curricular competencies. We’ll engage in activities to help you identify ways you’re delivering on the cross-curricular competencies. We’ll also use the Curriculum for a Sustainable Future learning outcomes to help you expand your current curriculum and explore community resources to help you use environmental and energy education to develop your students’ competencies.

Saturday October 24, 2015 09:00 - 10:15

Champagne

Champagne

**Tags**Division 1, Division 2, Division 3, Math, Science

Science and Math Integrated Projects for Junior High

With the introduction of the Ministerial Order on Student Learning there has been a greater focus on developing cross-curricular connections which can be daunting when you are in a Div 3 setting with subject specialists. Rest assured, with communication and collaboration, your students can receive effective, rigorous instruction in all subject disciplines while exploring real-world problems. This session will describe several successfully executed projects that have integrated both science and math in an effective and engaging way.

Saturday October 24, 2015 09:00 - 10:15

Cognac

Cognac

**Tags**Math, Science, Division 3

10 Things that Math Professors Wish Students Could Do Better

In this session, I will lead a discussion on what we (high school and university instructors) can do to help students make a smooth transition from high school to university mathematics. The first part of the discussion will focus on concrete skills. This part of the discussion will be informed by a review of mistakes and misconceptions commonly observed in first-year mathematics. The second part of the discussion will address the challenges that many students face in adjusting to university expectations, and include topics such as dissecting mathematical text, solving word problems, and presenting mathematical ideas. My presentation is based on insights gained from teaching first-year calculus and linear algebra for many years to a variety of audiences and from students reflecting on their experience in first-year mathematics courses.

Saturday October 24, 2015 09:00 - 10:15

Ballroom D

Ballroom D

**Tags**Math, Division 4

Manipulative Madness

Come and learn how to make math more exciting by using simple math manipulatives and games. Daryl will demonstrate a number of manipulatives and games that can be used to make math fun and challenging for students of all ages. He will teach you games to play with your children that will help improve their basic math facts and improve their math sense.

Saturday October 24, 2015 09:00 - 10:15

Beaujolais

Beaujolais

**Tags**Math, Division 2, Division 3

Trigonometry vs. Robo Rally. Inspiring lifelong learning through Board Games

Students who struggle with mathematics often don’t have the opportunity to explore the fun side of learning and miss out on the benefits of friendly competition and cooperation. Come to this session to learn new board games that you can play with the students in your Math dash-3 classroom to help them develop into much more willing learners!

Saturday October 24, 2015 09:00 - 10:15

Piesporter

Piesporter

**Tags**Division 4, Math

Children’s Reasoning as Collective Social Action Through Problem Solving

Argumentation has been of increasing interest as a means of developing children’s reasoning. Based on a case study from Grade 2-3 science classrooms, this study discusses how the process of collective argumentation emerges from classroom interactions and dialogue between children as they attempt to solve their classroom problems.

Saturday October 24, 2015 09:00 - 10:15

Medoc

Medoc

**Tags**Science, Division 1, Division 2

Otzi the Iceman meets the New Isotopic Periodic Table

In 2008 the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) initiated a revision of the Periodic Table that reflects the fundamental role that the isotopic constitution of elements plays in understanding the concept of atomic weight. This is motivated by the potential misconception that we produce in students when we assign a single number to the atomic weight of an element. In this talk we will present the new Isotopic Periodic Table of the Elements and will use Otzi the Iceman as a motivating case study to illustrate the use of the Isotopic Periodic Table. Several online visualizations developed jointly between IUPAC and the King's Centre for Visualization in Science will be showcased.

Saturday October 24, 2015 09:00 - 10:15

Bordeaux

Bordeaux

**Tags**Division 4, Science

Physics Eye Candy: Teaching Physics Through Infographics

A seasoned veteran of the ATASC Convention (Fire in the Hole: Building Table Top Trebuchets in Science, Who Are You Calling Passive Regressive: New Methods for Regressions in Physics 30), Brad shows you how you can push your students from a shallow, memorization based understanding of Physics to a deeper appreciation through the use of conceptional infographics. These diagrams are packed with information and can be used to help students with remediation and get them thinking about the “why” of the process of solving common problems in Physics 20/30. Brad shows you a collection of pre-made graphics, along with some of his own creation and gives you some tips on how you can get started creating your own (or, like any good teacher, have your students do it for you).

Saturday October 24, 2015 09:00 - 10:15

Chablis

Chablis

**Tags**Division 4, Science

Simple Hands on Activities

Looking for some unique ideas to try in your classroom. I will introduce and get you to try some simple hands on activities that can work in a variety of areas including heat, energy, chemistry and space.

Saturday October 24, 2015 09:00 - 10:15

Ballroom C

Ballroom C

**Tags**Science, Division 2, Division 3

Let the Students Do the Thinking!

Imagine having your students develop their own assessment criteria. Imagine if the onus was on each student to provide evidence of learning to the teacher! In this session we will share tales of gradually shifting the responsibility of learning and assessment from teacher to student in Division 3 and 4 settings. We will describe the process of co-creating criteria, creating student-developed rubrics and share stories of student engagement and success.

Saturday October 24, 2015 10:30 - 11:45

Ballroom D

Ballroom D

**Tags**Division 3, Division 4, Math, Science

Eliciting and Using Evidence of Student Thinking in Mathematics Lessons

According to NCTM’s Principles to Actions, eliciting and interpreting evidence about students’ thinking and then using that information to make instructional decisions is an essential aspect of effective instruction. This session will focus on methods for eliciting and using information about students’ thinking during mathematics lessons.

Saturday October 24, 2015 10:30 - 11:45

Beaujolais

Beaujolais

**Tags**Math, Division 1, Division 2, Division 3, Division 4

Group Whiteboarding: Overcoming 8 ½ by 11 Mathematics

Students are pattern seekers and sense makers, but their lines of reasoning often remain hidden from the teacher. Whiteboarding is one structure that encourages student action and uncovers interesting mathematical thinking. The group will explore the practical ways that group whiteboards can facilitate rich tasks, highlight student thinking, and curate a community of discourse. Using questions pulled from curricular topics, the group will examine: How group whiteboarding fits into a unit structure; How the teacher can use it to encourage purposeful talk in the classroom: Where to get the classroom materials; The various classroom structures I’ve used up to this point; and Any other tangents that arise in the process.

Saturday October 24, 2015 10:30 - 11:45

Cognac

Cognac

**Tags**Math, Division 2, Division 3

Making Math Engaging

Do you want to increase student involvement in their learning? I will share some collaboration strategies that I use to remove the teacher from the front of the class and build the students’ mathematical confidence through engagement and investment in their own learning.

Saturday October 24, 2015 10:30 - 11:45

Bordeaux

Bordeaux

**Tags**Division 4, Math

Place Value

In this session we will explore the foundational ideas critical to place value. We will watch videos to see some of the concepts in action, play games, read books and work with visual models and manipulatives to experience the concepts more deeply. Participants will leave with a handout of games and investigations that can be used in the classroom the next day.

Saturday October 24, 2015 10:30 - 11:45

Medoc

Medoc

**Tags**Math, Division 1

Classroom Resources for Physics Activities

In this session participants will experience PER in action! They will get to try their hands at classroom resources developed by Perimeter Institute of Theoretical Physics. Everyone will get to leave with classroom ready materials!

Saturday October 24, 2015 10:30 - 11:45

Chablis

Chablis

**Tags**Science, Division 4

Homemade Science

Come join Ian Doktor as he shares his passion for constructing Science. Explore different ways to build science demos and experiments in your garage or around your house. Learn to build your very own photospectroscope, telescope, Van de Graff Generator and much more! Ian will also discuss different ways he has incorporated these tools in his classroom including calculating the efficiency of a Trebuchet or using a cell phone to determine the muzzle velocity of a potato gun.

Saturday October 24, 2015 10:30 - 11:45

Ballroom C

Ballroom C

**Tags**Science, Division 1, Division 2, Division 3, Division 4

I’m All About That Space

If you are a grade 6 or 9 science teacher you are lucky to be able to teach sky and space sciences, but what about the rest of us? Come and discover how to bring the universe into your science classroom no matter what level you teach. Learn how to utilize the educational supports that the Canadian Space Agency and NASA have to offer educators. Explore how life aboard the International Space Station, a giant biosphere with hundreds of scientific experiments being run with every mission, can be applied to just about any lesson you teach. There are so many resources including the Tomatosphere and potentially growing plants on Mars, to the physics of the launch, light and optics, environmental monitoring, robotics and so much more! We can use technology like Ustream to watch spacewalks and launches live in our classrooms, Twitter to interact with fellow space-enthusiasts and celebrities like Chris Hadfield, Skype with active astronauts like our very own Jeremy Hansen or David Saint-Jacques, or even apply to have one of your own student's experiments done aboard the ISS! We will also take time to collaborate with peer groups, develop mini-PLC’s and share ideas of how to become “all about that space” together!

Saturday October 24, 2015 10:30 - 11:45

Champagne

Champagne

**Tags**Science, Division 2, Division 3

Ooooh’s and Aaaah’s! Inspring Youth-At-Risk to become scientists

Loud, visually appealing activities for students who are struggling to understand the basics of science. In this session we will complete some hands-on activities that you can take home and inspire your students to become scientists.

Saturday October 24, 2015 10:30 - 11:45

Piesporter

Piesporter

**Tags**Division 4, Science

Keynote- Chris Hadfield

**Speakers**
## Chris Hadfield

“Good morning, Earth!” That is how Colonel Chris Hadfield—writing on Twitter—woke up the world every day while living for five months aboard the International Space Station. Through his 21-years as an astronaut, three spaceflights and 2600 orbits of Earth, Colonel Hadfield has become a worldwide sensation, harnessing the power of social media to make outer space accessible to millions and infusing a sense of wonder into our collective consciousness not felt since humanity first walked on the Moon. Called “the most famous astronaut since Neil Armstrong,” Colonel Hadfield continues to bring the marvels of science and space travel to everyone he encounters.

Colonel Hadfield is a pioneer of many historic “firsts”. In 1992, he was selected by the Canadian Space Agency as a NASA Mission Specialist—Canada’s first fully-qualified Space Shuttle crew member. Three years later, aboard Shuttle Atlantis, he was the first Canadian to operate the Canadarm in space, and the first Canadian to board a Russian spacecraft as he helped build space station “Mir.” In 2001, aboard Shuttle Endeavour, Colonel Hadfield performed two spacewalks—the first Canadian to do so—and, in 2013, he was Commander of the International Space Station—the first and only Canadian to ever command a spaceship—so far.

During his multi-faceted career Hadfield has intercepted Soviet bombers in Canadian airspace, lived on the ocean floor, been NASA’s Director of Operations in Russia, and recorded science and music videos seen by hundreds of millions.

A heavily decorated astronaut, engineer, and pilot, Colonel Hadfield’s many awards include receiving the Order of Canada, the Meritorious Service Cross, and the NASA Exceptional Service Medal. He was named the Top Test Pilot in both the US Air Force and the US Navy, and has been inducted into Canada’s Aviation Hall of Fame. He is the author of two internationally bestselling books, *An Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earth* and *You Are Here*, and has been commemorated on Canadian postage stamps, Royal Canadian Mint coins, and on Canada’s newest five dollar bill (along with fellow astronauts Steve MacLean and Dave Williams).

In 2013, the moustachioed Canadian Astronaut, Col. Chris Hadfield, captivated the world from the International Space Station (ISS). Read More
As he worked, Astronaut Hadfield documented his journey and daily life as an astronaut on the space station with social media. He shared breathtaking photos on Twitter and Tumblr. Have you ever wondered how astronauts sleep or whether it’s possible to cry in space? Chris Hadfield used videos... Read More →

Saturday October 24, 2015 13:00 - 14:00

Ballroom CD

Ballroom CD

**Tags**Division 1, Division 2, Division 3, Division 4, Math, Science