Family Studies Teachers Association

"Stepping Out!"

 

October 27, 2017

Agenda:

8:30 a.m. - 8:55 a.m. Registration 
9:00 a.m. Intro and Welcome
9:15 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Keynote Speaker:  Samantha Smith
The Secret to a Lifetime of Perfect Nutrition and the Dirty Truth of Weight Loss
10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. AGM
10:30 a.m.  Break (20 min)
10:50 a.m. Off We Go!  Stepping Out!
11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. A1: "Barre by Erika" (St. Matthews Gym)
A2:  "Nutrition Basics 101 and Hot Nutrition Media Topics" Samantha Smith (Church)
A3:  Immigration Simulation (Pier 21)
A4:  Eat Local Year Round (Farmers Market)
12:15 p.m.  -  1:30 p.m. Lunch:  On Your Own!  Have Fun & Enjoy!
1:30 p.m. - 1:45 p.m. Off We Go!  Stepping Out!
1:45 p.m.  -  2:45 p.m. B1:  "Pilates by Erika" (St. Matthews Gym)
B2:  "Anxiety in Children and Adolescents" Ann Marie Joyce, PhD (Church)
B3:  Healthy Habits (Farmers Market)
B4:  Immigration Simulation (Pier 21)
B5:  Lisa Drader-Murphy (offsite location)
2:45 p.m.  -  3:00 p.m.

Meet back at St. Matthews for:
Wrap-up / Evaluations / Receipts
Thank Yous
Door Prize

Location:

St. Matthew's United Church
1479 Barrington Street
Halifax, NS  B3J 1Z2

Click on the map to access directions.

Host Hotel:

Four Points Sheraton
1496 Hollis Street
Halifax, NS  B3J 3Z1

Phone:  902-423-4444 or book online

Rate:  $149.00 plus tax

A block of rooms is on hold until Sept. 25, 2017.  You must book on your own.

Fees:

NSTU Members (includes membership) $85.00
Students / Substitutes / Retirees $55.00

As per NSTU Operational Procedure 14(e)(iii): receipts of payment and attendance will not be distributed until the conference has concluded.

Conference Program Contact Information

Denise Forgeron
Email:  fstaconference@nstu.ca

Additional Information:

  1. Please be advised that Lunch will be on your own. There are lots of lovely places to eat in the downtown area, you are encouraged to check them out, or if you wish, bring your own lunch to St. Matthews. 
  2. Parking near the church is very limited. The Four Points Sheraton has parking and is located very close to St. Matthew’s Church. Check out St. Matthew’s website for more suggestions.
  3. Participants are encouraged to dress appropriately for the weather. Several of our workshops require venturing off-site, but they are all within a 15 minute walk of St. Matthews Church.
  4. For those who don’t wish to “Step Out”, there are workshop options available at St. Matthew’s. These may involve using stairs.

Keynote: Samantha Smith

The Secret to a Lifetime of Perfect Nutrition and the Dirty Truth of Weight Loss

Samantha Smith, the owner of Effective Nutrition, is a Bachelor of Applied Human Nutrition and Dietetics, Bachelor of Science graduate, certified personal trainer and group fitness instructor. She offers private, professional nutrition services to local and distant clients wanting to improve their overall health and wellbeing through proper nutrition. Samantha specializes in catering to each individuals' lifestyle, goals, and dietary preferences in order to help achieve goals such as weight loss, decrease in risks of food related diseases such as type 2 diabetes and high cholesterol, healthy eating as a lifestyle, and increased athletic performance. Her lifestyle approach helps result in great and long term success.

Samantha’s approach to nutrition revolves around whole foods, hands on learning, balance and maintenance. She has successfully worked with over 350 clients, local and distant, resulting in over 6,300 pounds lost to date. On top of working with her clients, Samantha has a passion for creating healthy foods and desserts, food product research and development and public speaking.

FSTA Workshop Descriptions

FSTA reserves the right to cancel workshops if registration numbers are too low.

AM Sessions:

A1:  Barre   
Erika Ferguson

Join Erika Ferguson in the gym at St. Matthew’s Church as she shares her enthusiasm for health and fitness in a Barre class that will leave you feeling refreshed and inspired. Erika created The RIO Method Barre and is a Level 3 Total Barre Instructor. Erika is an expert on safely moving and toning the body thanks to her extensive dance background, including 13+ years teaching movement classes. Dress appropriately.
Location: St. Matthew’s Gym  (minimum: 5; maximum 30)

A2:  Nutrition Basics 101 and Hot Nutrition Media Topics   
Samantha Smith

|This hands-on workshop will walk us through sugar, macronutrients, how much we need, the Anti-Aging Lifestyle Theory, sources of carbohydrates, plus discuss sugar and insulin. Samantha will show us how we can make better choices as well as how this information can be taught to students. In addition, current media topics such as gluten free options and low fat options will be covered. Participants will have an opportunity to ask questions.
Location: St. Matthew’s Church  (minimum: 5; maximum 35)

A3:  Immigration Simulation 
“Step out” of your comfort zone and participate in the ups and downs of the immigration experience at the turn of the 20th century. This active game-based program involves you in a very real and emotional way, as you attempt to make it to the end by getting into Canada. Be prepared for an emotional and eye-opening experience you won’t soon forget! (Dress appropriately for the walk and weather)
Location: Pier 21  (minimum: 5; maximum 35)

A4:  Eat Local Year-Round 
Jessie Doyle, RHN/Springhouse

What are the benefits of eating locally grown and produced food? Is it actually more nutritious, does it have an impact on our environment, does it affect our economy? Learn how to eat locally and seasonally for your own health, and the health of your community. Watch demonstrations, taste samples, and take home recipes featuring locally-grown ingredients. (Dress appropriately for the walk and weather)
Location: Farmers Market  (minimum: 10 /maximum 35)

PM Sessions:

B1:  Pilates
Erika Ferguson

Join Erika in the gym at St. Matthew’s as she shares her enthusiasm for health and fitness in a Pilates class that will leave you feeling refreshed and inspired. Erika co-created the RIO Method Pilates and is a certified STOTT* Pilates Method Advanced Mat Instructor. She provides a fun and non-intimidating atmosphere where everyone can learn safely and securely at their own pace. Dress appropriately.
Location: St. Matthew’s Gym  (minimum: 5; maximum: 30)

B2:  Anxiety in Children and Adolescents”                                   
Ann Marie Joyce IWK

Join Ann Marie Joyce, a Psychologist and Clinical Practice Leader with the IWK Health Centre as she helps us “Step” through information about adolescent anxiety. In the second half of her session, she will discuss helpful and unhelpful strategies for teachers as we continue to face an ever increasing number of students dealing with anxiety in our classrooms.
Location: St. Matthew’s Church  (minimum: 5; maximum: 80)

B3:  Healthy Habits                                                            
Jessie Doyle, RHN/Springhouse

Creating healthy habits is the foundation for every wellness plan. Learn where to start in your journey to holistic health, or how to improve on your current routines. These simple daily tasks will help kick start your goals, while nourishing your body and improving your energy levels. Once the habits have formed, the rest begins to fall into place. Watch demonstrations, taste samples, and take home the recipes. (Dress appropriately for the walk and weather)
Location: Farmers Market  (minimum: 10 /maximum 35)

B4:  Immigration Simulation                                                       
“Step out” of your comfort zone and participate in the ups and downs of the immigration experience at the turn of the 20th century. This active game-based program involves you in a very real and emotional way, as you attempt to make it to the end by getting into Canada. Be prepared for an emotional and eye-opening experience you won’t soon forget! (Dress appropriately for the walk and weather)
Location: Pier 21  (minimum: 5; maximum 35)

B5 (Title TBA) 
Lisa Drader-Murphy  
                            
Canadian designer and entrepreneur Lisa Drader-Murphy is the president and owner of the Lisa Drader-Murphy Collection which includes her well known and thriving Turbine label established in 1997. “Step out” with Lisa to her downtown Halifax store as she walks you through her fashions, her story, and sharing with you how she became a successful fashion designer in a competitive industry. Her East Coast move has her fashion lines maintaining national and international attention and she prepares to celebrate her 20th year in business in style. (Dress appropriately for the walk and weather)
Location: Downtown Halifax Retail Store  (minimum: 5; maximum: 35)


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