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 • 1:15pm - 4:00pm
Hands On In The Science 10 Global Systems Unit

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The Energy Flow In Global Systems unit in Science 10 is based upon these Focusing Questions:_x000D_
“Are there relationships between solar energy, global energy transfer processes, climate and biomes? What evidence suggests our climate may be changing more rapidly than living species can adapt? Is human activity causing climate change? How can we reduce our impact on the biosphere and on global climate, while still meeting human needs?”

The unit allows students to explore the major climate factors and how climates are measured; how the Greenhouse Effect works; natural and man-made effects on climates over time; and how biomes are supported by climates. We need our students to understand these concepts in order to suggest scientifically valid solutions to the climate change problem.

There are opportunities for simple and inexpensive experiments that will help to solidify concepts from this unit, and to develop a qualitative and quantitative intuition for these concepts.

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Barry Edgar

Barry taught for Edmonton Public Schools for 40 years before retiring at the end of the 2013 school year (14 years in junior high math and science, and 26 years in high school general science and physics).He believes that students get most out of a classroom that is activity based... Read More →

Thursday February 23, 2023 1:15pm - 4:00pm MST
Ideation 1 CTCC
  Science (TQS 3), Div4 (Gr 10-12) |   Curriculum & Pedagogy (TQS 3), Div4 (Gr 10-12)