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.

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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Friday, February 24 • 8:30am - 11:15am
(PRE-REG MAX 30) OFF-SITE Outdoor Learning: Making it happen all Winter! (due to extreme cold this session will be IN AND OUT of the Environmental Learning Centre)

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(Due to extreme cold this session will be in the Environmental Learning Centre)
During this half day session OUTSIDE, we'll profile winter outdoor activities that promote curricular connections, wellness, inquiry, and safety considerations. We'll provide resources for the Division 2/3 classroom teacher. We'll walk, talk and collaborate as we explore some of the trails in Fish Creek Provincial Park. We'll also share land-based stories, nature nuggets, and play games. Ensure you spend some time filling your own bucket this teacher's convention and join us for some nourishing time in nature.
This session will take place at the Fish Creek Environmental Learning Centre - there will be indoor space available for inclement weather.
ADDRESS: 13931 Woodpath Rd SW, Calgary; T2W 5R6

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Andrea Barnes

Environment Education Coordinator, Alberta Parks
Andrea Barnes is passionate about teaching and learning outdoors. She has been the Formal Education Coordinator for Alberta Parks in Kananaskis Country for the past 20 years where she has been developing, delivering and evaluating nature and field experiences for students and professional... Read More →

Roland Kirzinger

Formal and Environmental Education Coordinator, Fish Creek Provincial Park
Roland has worked as a naturalist, interpreter and educator in parks organizations in Saskatchewan and Alberta for over 30 years. He has worked in Fish Creek Provincial Park for over 15 years and is currently the Formal and Environmental Education Coordinator. Roland enjoys all facets... Read More →

Friday February 24, 2023 8:30am - 11:15am MST
Off-Site Off-Site see description for address.