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INVESTIGATING OUR PRACTICES REGINA 2016

Dr . Vicki Kelly ( SFU ) playing her flute Dr . Kathryn Ricketts welcoming participants Gale Russell leading a session
Michele Sorensen introduces keynote Dr . James McNinch delivers keynote Lyndsay Moskal leading a session
Vicki Kelly receiving a door prize Dr . Susan Gerofsky and Dr . Kim Zebehazy ( UBC ) Jaime Williams leading a session
Photo Credit : Shuana Niessen
Chanz Perry and Terrance Littletent IOP participants Racquel Bellefleur and Meagan Dobson
February 26 and 27 brought undergraduate and graduate students , faculty , K – 12 teachers and others working in the field of education together for the second annual Investigating Our Practices ( IOP )~ Regina conference . According to the organizers , “ The IOP conference is a site of pedagogic inquiry and exchange for faculty , grad students , undergrad students and K-12 teachers and programmers in the field .”
On Friday evening , after a wine and cheese reception , Dr . James
McNinch delivered the keynote presentation entitled , “ The ( Un ) Common Places of Teaching .”
Saturday included breakfast and lunch and a wide range of presentations , workshops and roundtable discussions on important topics , ranging from Planning Strategies for History and Content of First Nations and Treaty Education , to Embodied Methods of Understanding Math , to Hip Hop Hoop Dance Teachers ’ Package , to Adult Literacy Matters : Addressing a Program Gap , Collective Storytelling , Lifewriting
and Literary Métissage , and Witness Not Tourist : Our Journey in Working Toward Reconciliation . Each presentation hosted a good sized group of participants . The attendees also enjoyed numerous door prizes and great food .
Many thanks to the 2016 IOP Conference Organizing Committee : Kathryn Ricketts , Valerie Triggs , Cindy Rice , Wendy Peart , Keith Adolph , Michele Sorensen , and Audray-Anne Montpetit
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