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
Trauma - make a lasting impact by building resilience

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The Luna Child and Youth Advocacy Center provide services to children and youth who have experienced sexual abuse and maltreatment. During this two-part, the session participants will be guided through an intake process at Luna to experience the direct and easy-to-implement strategies employed at Luna to address the impacts of toxic stress while building resilience.

Participants will also learn how can schools better support young people and families impacted by trauma. During the second part of this session participants will receive an overview of The Trauma Aware Project being implemented at the Luna Child and Youth Advocacy Centre while gaining a deeper understanding of the impact that trauma plays in our communities.

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Brenda Straw

Education Liaison, Luna Child and Youth Advocacy Centre
Brenda is a certified teacher on secondment to Luna Child and Youth Advocacy Centre from the Calgary Catholic School District (CSSD) where she held the position of Diverse Learning Coordination Teacher. As part of the Luna Multidisciplinary team, Brenda supports schools with training... Read More →

Angela Pochakom

Angela is the current Being Trauma Aware Project Manager at the Luna Child and Youth Advocacy Centre. She has completed her MSc in Medical Science and BSc in Neuroscience from the University of Calgary, with a passion for mental health advocacy, neurodevelopment, and research. When... Read More →

Friday February 24, 2023 8:30am - 9:45am MST
CoLab(Former Telus 111) CTCC
  Counselling & Student Support (TQS/LQS 4), ECE (Pre K-K), Div1 (Gr 1-3), Div2 (Gr 4-6), Div3 (Gr 7-9), Div4 (Gr 10-12)