PDTCA 2023 has ended

CALGARY TELUS CONVENTION CENTRE(CTCC) and HYATT - address and driving directions

President Schilling’s 2023 Convention Greeting Link

FOR PRE-REGISTERED SESSIONS PLEASE USE THE PRE-REGISTRATION LINK IN THE SESSION DESCRIPTION. The pre-registration web page is https://www.pdtca.org/pre-registration.html Adding the session to your Sched schedule does not mean you are pre-registered.  Pre-registration is now closed. The pre-registration page has an email link if you need to request to be removed from a session so someone on the waiting list can have your spot - top right of the page. For changes or signup come to the convention information desk at/after 1:00 pm on Thursday, Feb 23rd. Please kindly check Button 3. on the pre-registration page to see if a session has room for you as most of them are full.

You do not need to create a profile and log in to see sessions in Sched. However, if you want to add yourself to a session or evaluate a session you must be logged in.

NOTE TO SPEAKERS: We had planned to have a Zoom help desk, but decided against it.

PRINTABLE CONVENTION AT A GLANCE LINK - Off-Site Addresses are included.

“On the two school days of your assigned teachers’ convention, you have a legal and professional responsibility to attend convention. If you are not able to make it safely to your assigned convention, however, your collective agreement may include impassable roads or inclement weather clauses that you can access. If your collective agreement does not include language specific to road conditions or weather, you may make use of the personal leave clauses of your agreement in most cases. Please be aware that using any of these types of leave may require you to pay substitute costs, forego a portion of your salary and benefits, or report to your school or another work location in your district. Refer to your collective agreement for more information. Should you require any additional information or if you need assistance interpreting your collective agreement, please contact Teacher Employment Services at 1-800-232-7208 or 780-447-9400.”
This information is also found on the Frequently Asked Questions page on the ataconventions.ca website. If you have any further questions regarding this, please contact me by e-mail at Daniel.Maas@ata.ab.ca.


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Thursday, February 23

8:30am MST

10:15am MST

11:45am MST

Using the Optional Assessments in the BAS to Identify & Track Student Progress Telus 109Siobhan Murphy Effectively differentiating instruction to meet the needs of all students (K-6). Macleod Hall E3Samantha Smith Elementary School Classroom Management for New Teachers Telus 108Sean Hartley Digital Human Library | Virtual Reality & Experts in the Classroom Telus 104Sherri Ross Equity, Inclusion and Schools: Reflections for Educators Telus 107Nannette Gropp • Theresa McIsaac Foundations of Healthy Eating for Elementary School Glen 203Mary Block • Teach Nutrition Sex Ed for Today’s Classrooms: Consent, Porn, SOGIE and Sexting Ideation 4Nicole Inglis Positive Behaviour Interventions and Supports - 101 Macleod Hall E4Jennifer Raitz • Kelsey Bagnall Fractions in Division 1 Macleod Hall E1Wanda Dechant (PRE-REG MAX 30) An Introduction to Building Thinking Classrooms in Mathematics in Middle Years Ideation 2/3Landry Forand • Alicia Huculak • Andrea Vance Teaching Statistics in Math and Science with Code and Data Science Glen 209Byron Chu • Mary Grant CONNECTING THE DOTS - ELEMENTARY DOMINO MATH GAMES Glen 201/202Lori Triplett (PRE-REG MAX 30) Not Monopoly... Engaging Students Using Unorthodox Board Games CoLab(Former Telus 111)Duane Sovyn Ideas on Developing Beginner Drum Set Players within the class Ideation 1Teena Trick-Wilks Students with Scars: Understanding Self Injury Macleod Hall E2Ariel Haubrich What the heck is Mindfulness? Telus 105Cher Brasok The New Code of Professional Conduct. What is it? How does it affect me? Glen 206Michelle Glavine Holocaust Studies; Now What? Telus 101/102Lindsay Anderson Créer un portfolio d’apprentissage avec Google Sites Telus 103Laurie Couture Les outils libres et gratuits de La Digitale pour dynamiser l’enseignement Telus 106Audrey Miller Directing: Making Mischief!! Telus 110David Snider Structured Literacy in the classroom - what does it look like in English and in French Immersion Glen 208Annie Fofonoff

1:15pm MST

Using Riddles and Unsolvable Problems to Encourage Oral Language and Problem Solving Skills in Your Classroom Imperial 9Karena Hartson Evidence Based Strategies for Deep Learning Macleod Hall E3Danny Maas PRISM—Professionals Respecting Individual and Sexual Minorities ATA Glen 204Anna Ponce Fluency in the Secondary Classroom Macleod Hall BMiriam Ramzy • Michelle Bence Reduce and rethink: Moving to a zero-waste school Imperial 4Stephanie Alcock Embrace Nature: Weaving the Outdoors Into School Experiences Imperial 7Theresa McIsaac • Lisa Baker Foundations of Healthy Eating for Junor High and High School Glen 203Mary Block • Teach Nutrition Students as Change Makers for Healthy Schools Imperial 1Nathan White Words Matter: Promoting a Positive Relationship with Food Telus 103Cyndi Adams • Mariel Fajer Gomez Engineering and sustainability in First Nations fish harvesting traditions Glen 209Byron Chu Inclusive Reading Pedagogies - sharing insights and what works in a middle years classroom Imperial 3Linda Lapere REPEAT SESSION: Fractions in Division 1 Macleod Hall E1Wanda Dechant Implementation of Curriculum and Assessment with Building Thinking Classrooms in Mathematics at your School Ideation 2/3Landry Forand • Alicia Huculak • Andrea Vance Buddy Teachers + Buddy Classrooms = Math Success Glen 201/202Lori Triplett (PRE-REG MAX 30) REPEAT SESSION: Not Monopoly... Engaging Students Using Unorthodox Board Games CoLab(Former Telus 111)Duane Sovyn • Justin Acierto Give Kids their Wildhood Back! Glen 205David Chorney Appendre à prendre soin de soi et à être bienveillant pour favoriser le bienêtre collectif Macleod Hall E4Nancy Goyette ATRF Your Pension Essentials Macleod Hall E2Dana Adams Le nouveau Code de conduite professionnelle : de quoi s’agit-il et en quoi me concerne-t-il? Glen 206Anne-Marie Huizing No Needles Required: Acupressure for Stress Relief Telus 105Cher Brasok Where Was I? Oh Yea - THIS! Imperial 5Sherri Ross (PRE-REG MAX 30) OFF-SITE Calgary Zoo: Animal Nutrition Off-SiteConservation-Educators Calgary-Zoo Initier les élèves à la programmation au primaire avec Swift Playgrounds pour iPad Telus 108Audrey Miller Mieux s’organiser au quotidien avec le numérique Telus 101/102Alexandra Coutlée (PRE-REG MAX 20) Whimsical Folk Art Village Ideation 4Sally Towers-Sybblis Werklund School of Education Undergraduate Student Poster Display on Interdisciplinary Learning and STEM Education Hallway outside Imperial RoomsCynthia Prasow Inspirational Thinking Macleod Hall DGarfield Gini-Newman (PRE-REG MAX 30) IMPERIAL 6 DUE TO WEATHER NOT OFF-SITE We All Belong in Nature: Ecojustice in Outdoor Education Imperial 6Jaclyn Angotti • Sheri Tarrington Développer les habiletés orales par le jeu : Partie 1 Telus 109Marie-Josee Fortier (PRE-REG MAX 30) Care, Calm, Create and Carry-On: Using Art as tool for Positive Mental Health Telus 107Rita Kruger • Kari Carriere Kairos Blanket Exercise Imperial 8Lindsay Anderson • Charity Tegler The Hunger Games: That Kid’s Just Looking for Attention… Imperial 2Ariel Haubrich Hands On In The Science 10 Global Systems Unit Ideation 1Barry Edgar Créer des documents et vidéos pédagogiques magnifiques grâce à Canva Telus 106Laurie Couture Digital Storytelling: Introductory Workshop Telus 104Kristy Wolfe

2:45pm MST

The Fountas & Pinnell Literacy Continuum: A Tool for Assessment, Planning, and Teaching Glen 203Siobhan Murphy Listening is Caring: Information on and skill practice in Empathic Active Listening Macleod Hall E2Judy Arnall Picture Books Galore! Macleod Hall E1Kim Tackaberry Transfer Strategies to Create Engaged and Excited Learners Imperial 9Karena Hartson OMG! What if I really AM the best person? Macleod Hall AShari Graydon Voice Acting: Finding Your Voices! Telus 110David Snider Student Voice Leading Change: A Review of the Slow Pedagogy of Place and Nature Journaling Literature Glen 208Barbara Calabrese Bâtir une communauté de lecteurs grâce au cercle de lecture 2.0 Telus 108Audrey Miller Grief in my Backpack: A new online resource for school communities to provide support to students who are grieving Macleod Hall BNadine Gariepy-Fisk Let's talk about Sex Education, Baby! Imperial 3Andrea Mishio Nutrition Myths Telus 103Céileann Regan • Christine Fletcher Can you see the light through the forest? A new way to look at curriculum design. Macleod Hall E3Kelsey Bagnall • Kirsty Read Shake Up Your Fact Fluency Practice Glen 201/202Lori Triplett (PRE-REG MAX 30) Math & Science Education Comes to Life for All Learners with ExploreLearning Gizmos CoLab(Former Telus 111)Lindsay Beaulieu Making Physical Education Meaningful for Today's Students Glen 205David Chorney Teaching the New Physical Education and Wellness Curriculum Without Breaking a Sweat (JK, You’ll be Sweating!) Imperial 4Nathan White • Health & Physical Education Council If You Can't Fail, You Can't Succeed: How to Practice Risk Glen 204Julianne Harvey Looking Ahead to New Adventures, Presented by The Alberta Retired Teachers' Association Imperial 7Gordon Cumming The Stress of Change Telus 105Cher Brasok Questions School Leaders Ask Teacher Employment Services Glen 206Michelle Glavine (PRE-REG MAX 30) OFF-SITE Calgary Zoo: Adaptations and Biodiversity through Destination Africa Off-SiteConservation-Educators Calgary-Zoo Incorporating Data Visualization Exercises into your Lessons Glen 209Byron Chu "We Speak for the Trees" Imperial 5Bill Belsey CANCELLED Sleight of Hand Sleight of Mind… the magic behind war propaganda Imperial 1Greg Hunter Trucs et curiosités numériques « coup de cœur » Telus 101/102Alexandra Coutlée

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