PDTCA 2023 has ended

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.

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“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 • 11:45am - 2:30pm
Structured Literacy in the classroom - what does it look like in English and in French Immersion

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As our new curriculum is moving to a science of reading and structured literacy approach, it can be a bit overwhelming to know exactly what we should be doing in order to give the students the skills to become proficient readers and writers. In this session, I will show you what our students do as large group and as small group in order to get them to be proficient in language skills such as phonemic awareness, phonics, orthographic patterns and rules, decoding and encoding, vocabulary through morphology, and comprehension. Though this is more for division 1, division 2 teachers may be interested for those students who are having difficulties with reading and figuring out how to best help them. Though I am presenting in English, I do this in both French and English with my students and will have examples of both.


Annie Fofonoff

My name is Annie Fofonoff, I teach grade 2/3 French Immersion in FSD. After watching my own children struggle to learn to read I decided I needed to learn more about how to read. In my learning, I found out about science of reading and knew right away that this was a great way to... Read More →

Thursday February 23, 2023 11:45am - 2:30pm MST
Glen 208 CTCC