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
(PRE-REG MAX 30) Care, Calm, Create and Carry-On: Using Art as tool for Positive Mental Health

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If you are struggling to make time to practice self-care, or you work with students who have a hard time connecting and expressing themselves, this session is for you. One of the biggest barriers to practicing self-care and building relationships is time. Kari and Rita have been presenting on bullet journaling, water color painting, connecting with students and strategies to foster connections for the last 4 years.

This session focuses on quick, simple projects and ideas that you can use to introduce art as self care into your personal routine or classroom. Projects may vary but will include: bullet journal tracking pages, painting polaroid's, daily doodles, zentangles and more. It is about enjoying the process and inspiring you to start small.

Supplies will be provided so that you can create some art and experiment to see what styles and projects work best for you. There will be a small participant fee to help offset the cost of supplies.

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Rita Kruger

CMJHS STAFF, Crowther Memorial Junior High
As a student with ADHD, mental health difficulties and behavioral issues, Rita experienced the impact a dedicated professional could make. She obtained a BSc/BEd with a Special Education Specialization, and now teaches at a Junior High Behavioral Outreach program.Rita’s passion... Read More →
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Kari Carriere

Academic Advisor/Teacher, Golden Hills Learning Academy
Kari Carriere has been working as a teacher for more than 25 years. While her training and passion is in teaching Art, she has been working in Strathmore for the last 9 years as an Outreach and Online instructor through the Learning Academy. Kari has spent multiple years promoting... Read More →

Thursday February 23, 2023 1:15pm - 4:00pm MST
Telus 107 CTCC