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

President Schilling’s 2023 Convention Greeting Link

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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 • 2:45pm - 4:00pm
Making Physical Education Meaningful for Today's Students

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Are students more or less interested in physical education classes today than they were in the past? How are today's teachers of physical education changing in response to the options and distractions that today's youth are engaged with? If teachers understand why students enjoy physical education, as well as why they may dislike the subject, they can improve their planning and avoid the displeasure some students have towards physical education. Teachers need to listen to their students and offer activities and learning opportunities that appeal to everyone in the classroom. Educators should also provide meaningful exposure to activities that challenge, motivate and inspire all youth to be active and strive to be healthier and ultimately happier throughout their lives.
Research indicates that engagement in physical education enhances the frequency and intensity of student physical activity (Furlong & Christenson, 2008). Given this association, an activity-promoting physical education program should be developed with consideration of the student, school context, and classroom characteristics that strengthen student engagement over time. Undoubtedly, adequate exposure to high-intensity physical activity is a key contributor to a healthy lifestyle among youth.
This session will offer research-based suggestions for teachers on how to increase student engagement in Physical Education. The intent is to also engage all participants with opportunities to share their own strategies for increasing student motivation in PE.

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David Chorney

Full Professor, University of Alberta
Dr. David Chorney is a Full Professor in the Faculty of Education, Department of Secondary Education, at the University of Alberta. Dr. Chorney has been working in post-secondary education for the past 20 years. Prior to becoming a professor, he worked as a high school teacher for... Read More →

Thursday February 23, 2023 2:45pm - 4:00pm MST
Glen 205 CTCC