Family Studies Teachers Association

Mind, Body and Soul

October 22, 2021


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Conference Registration now closed
 Receipts for conferences will be distributed electronically from NSTU Central office starting the week following the conference.
They will be emailed to the address provided during registration.


October Conferences will be 100% virtual this year.

Every year, Professional Associations begin planning for their October Conference very early in the New Year. The decision to hold virtual conferences was made in the spring of 2021 based on COVID protocol information available at that time.


Agenda:

9:00 a.m. - 9:15 a.m. Intro and Welcome
9:15 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Session A
10:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. Stretch and Snack Break
10:45 a.m. - 12:00 noon Session B
12:00 noon - 1:00 p.m. LUNCH/Personal Time - Time to get up and get off the computer . . . maybe head out for a walk to clear your mind 
1:00 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. Session C
2:15 p.m. Quick AGM meeting and then wrap up and door prizes
attendees muswt still be in attendance to claim prizes 

Fees:

NSTU Members (includes membership) $85.00
Students / Retirees / Pre-Service Teachers $55.00

As per NSTU Operational Procedure 13 E. IV.: receipts of payment and attendance will not be distributed until the conference has concluded.

Conference Program Contact Information

Denise Forgeron
Email:  fstaconference@nstu.ca

Workshops

Session A:  9:15-10:30         Only one session for Block A

A1: Cooking with Mary Janet MacDonald
During the first round of lockdown, Mary Janet’s family suggested she share some of her well known recipes online.  This suggestion evolved into a weekly baking tutorial on her Tunes and Wooden Spoons Facebook page.  In her typical style, Mary Janet will be entertaining us while she demonstrates a tasty recipe.  Grab a scone, a cup of tea and sit back to enjoy the presentation OR throw on your apron, pull out your ingredients and cook along with Mary Janet.  Who knows, we may even have a surprise musical guest for you.
Capacity: all registrants

Session B: 10:45 - 12:00

B1:   Dream Catcher Making - Tish Sachetti
Tish is a Mi’kmaq Indigenous Student Support Worker with HRCE.  Originally from PEI, she is also an outreach worker for the CMHA and a facilitator for their weekly coffee houses.  As well, Tish works for the Mi’kmaq Native Friendship Center.  In this session, Tish will be showing us how to make dream catchers.  There will be an extra cost for materials, kits will be mailed prior to conference day.  (Kits- $10.00/person)  
Capacity: no limit 

B2:   Barre - Erika Ferguson
Erika is the proud owner of The Pilates Barre in the north end of Halifax.  She has been practicing and teaching Pilates since 2004.  Although her passion is Pilates, in this session Erika will be offering a barre class.  Barre classes are designed to give you the increased endorphin levels you need without increasing the stress hormones in your body.  In this fun session you will work your core, work up a sweat and enjoy some great music along the way.  
Capacity: no limit

B3:   Pier 21 - Virtual Field Trips
Pier 21 offers virtual field trips.  In this session, we will begin with an overview of what is available and take an indepth look at one - Where Are You Really From?  This is a question that some Canadians are confronted with daily, which others never have to face. In this half-hour tour of the Canadian Immigration Hall, we will explore some stories of Asian immigration to Canada to reveal how Canada’s discriminatory immigration past continues to affect who we think of as being Canadian today.
Capacity: no limit

B4:  Sharing Session High School Courses - Why reinvent the wheel?
Some Family Studies teachers have been doing this for quite some time and we thought it would be wonderful to share some of the things we do that work well. This session is great for new teachers but seasoned teachers can always benefit from a new idea or two.  If you have a great lesson that works, please have it ready to share via google docs so everyone can leave with some tried and tested ideas.
Capacity: 20

Session C:  1:00 - 2:15 pm

C1: Luskinikn - TIsh Sachetti
Tish is a Mi’kmaq Indigenous Student Support Worker with HRCE.  Originally from PEI, she is also an outreach worker for the CMHA and a facilitator for their weekly coffee houses.  As well, Tish works for the Mi’kmaq Native Friendship Center..  In this session Tish will be showing us how to make luskinikn (bannock) and sharing some indigenous history.  This will not only be a fun session to watch, but will also provide teachers with lesson plan ideas around bringing culturally relevant curriculum to their classrooms / cooking labs.
Capacity: no limit 

C2: Yoga
Cassie Doucette stumbled upon her yoga journey looking for a physical getaway and ended up taking on an adventure of a lifetime. Her yoga practice serves her not only on her mat but in every aspect of her life.  As an addictions counsellor and family and community resource worker, Cassie uses yoga to help herself and her clients learn new beginnings while being mindful and staying in the moment.  Join Cassie in this beginner friendly class where you will open your mind, relax your body and fill your soul.
Capacity: no limit 

C3: Pier 21
Pier 21 offers virtual field trips.  Today we will begin with an overview of what is available and take an indepth look at one  - You Have Always Been Part of the Story.   This 30-minute program is rooted in children's immigration experiences. Students get to pick what direction we take in exploring these stories from around the world and across time. They will see how children like them have always been part of Canada’s immigration history.
Capacity: no limit 

C4: Sharing Session - Grade’s 7-9 - Why reinvent the wheel?
Some Family Studies teachers have been doing this for quite some time and we thought it would be wonderful to share some of the things we do that work well. This session is great for new teachers but seasoned teachers can always benefit from a new idea or two.  If you have a great lesson that works, please have it ready to share via google docs so everyone can leave with some tried and tested ideas.
Capacity: 20


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