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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Friday, February 24 • 8:30am - 9:45am
From Confidence, to Skill Development, and Finally Transfer: How FSD Supported Grade 1-3 Readers and Mathematicians

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Join us to look into how the Foothills School Division approached the literacy and numeracy grade 1-3 grant dollars from Alberta Education. Using a robust, comprehensive approach to both reading and mathematics, the students in our system made significant progress. We will share how we approached the grant opportunity, and how we built our team. We will also share and make available all of our intervention frameworks, resources and materials, and the amazing results we saw. Leave with tools and documents to start using in your classroom to support your grade 1-3 striving readers and mathematicians.


Shelly Read

Shelly Read is currently a New Curriculum Support Teacher in the area of Mathematics and a Learning Coach with Foothills School Division. She has teaching experience at a variety of grade levels and disciplines within two school divisions, and has also worked as a K-12 Divisional... Read More →
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Miriam Ramzy

Director of Student Learning, JrK-6, Foothills School Division
Miriam Ramzy works with a leading school division in Alberta. The focus of her education, teaching practice, and professional development has been on early learning and literacy. Miriam has her Ph.D. from the University of Calgary; her doctoral work looked at early literacy learning... Read More →

Katlin Strand

Katlin Strand is currently a Learning Coach in Foothills School Division. She has been an elementary school teacher for 9 years. She completed her M. Ed. in Teaching, Learning, and Neuroscience. In the previous school year she was a Literacy and Numeracy Lead teacher as part of Alberta... Read More →

Marsi Quarin-Wright

Marsi Quarin-Wright recently retired from Foothills School Division (FSD) after 27+ years in education. Marsi received her B.Ed and M.Ed from the University of Lethbridge and holds a certificate in Early Childhood Education from Lethbridge College. Marsi reflects that the FSD Intervention... Read More →

Friday February 24, 2023 8:30am - 9:45am MST
Macleod Hall B CTCC
  Mathematics (TQS 3), ECE (Pre K-K), Div1 (Gr 1-3), Div2 (Gr 4-6) |   Language Arts (TQS 3), ECE (Pre K-K), Div1 (Gr 1-3), Div2 (Gr 4-6)