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.


Level of content: General Overview for Novice learners [clear filter]
Thursday, February 23

8:30am MST

10:15am MST

11:45am MST

1:15pm MST

Evidence Based Strategies for Deep Learning Macleod Hall E3Danny Maas PRISM—Professionals Respecting Individual and Sexual Minorities ATA Glen 204Anna Ponce Fluency in the Secondary Classroom Macleod Hall BMiriam Ramzy • Michelle Bence Reduce and rethink: Moving to a zero-waste school Imperial 4Stephanie Alcock Embrace Nature: Weaving the Outdoors Into School Experiences Imperial 7Theresa McIsaac • Lisa Baker Foundations of Healthy Eating for Junor High and High School Glen 203Mary Block • Teach Nutrition Students as Change Makers for Healthy Schools Imperial 1Jenn Mireau Engineering and sustainability in First Nations fish harvesting traditions Glen 209Byron Chu Inclusive Reading Pedagogies - sharing insights and what works in a middle years classroom Imperial 3Linda Lapere REPEAT SESSION: Fractions in Division 1 Macleod Hall E1Wanda Dechant Buddy Teachers + Buddy Classrooms = Math Success Glen 201/202Lori Triplett Give Kids their Wildhood Back! Glen 205David Chorney Appendre à prendre soin de soi et à être bienveillant pour favoriser le bienêtre collectif Macleod Hall E4Nancy Goyette Le nouveau Code de conduite professionnelle : de quoi s’agit-il et en quoi me concerne-t-il? Glen 206Anne-Marie Huizing No Needles Required: Acupressure for Stress Relief Telus 105Cher Brasok (PRE-REG MAX 30) OFF-SITE Calgary Zoo: Animal Nutrition Off-SiteConservation-Educators Calgary-Zoo (PRE-REG MAX 20) Whimsical Folk Art Village Ideation 4Sally Towers-Sybblis Inspirational Thinking Macleod Hall DGarfield Gini-Newman (PRE-REG MAX 30) IMPERIAL 6 DUE TO WEATHER NOT OFF-SITE We All Belong in Nature: Ecojustice in Outdoor Education Imperial 6Jaclyn Angotti • Sheri Tarrington Développer les habiletés orales par le jeu : Partie 1 Telus 109Marie-Josee Fortier (PRE-REG MAX 30) Care, Calm, Create and Carry-On: Using Art as tool for Positive Mental Health Telus 107Rita Kruger • Kari Carriere Kairos Blanket Exercise Imperial 8Lindsay Anderson • Charity Tegler The Hunger Games: That Kid’s Just Looking for Attention… Imperial 2Ariel Haubrich Digital Storytelling: Introductory Workshop Telus 104Kristy Wolfe

2:45pm MST

Picture Books Galore! Macleod Hall E1Kim Tackaberry OMG! What if I really AM the best person? Macleod Hall AShari Graydon Voice Acting: Finding Your Voices! Telus 110David Snider Student Voice Leading Change: A Review of the Slow Pedagogy of Place and Nature Journaling Literature Glen 208Barbara Calabrese Bâtir une communauté de lecteurs grâce au cercle de lecture 2.0 Telus 108Audrey Miller Grief in my Backpack: A new online resource for school communities to provide support to students who are grieving Macleod Hall BNadine Gariepy-Fisk Let's talk about Sex Education, Baby! Imperial 3Andrea Mishio Nutrition Myths Telus 103Céileann Regan • Christine Fletcher Can you see the light through the forest? A new way to look at curriculum design. Macleod Hall E3Kelsey Bagnall • Kirsty Read Shake Up Your Fact Fluency Practice Glen 201/202Lori Triplett (PRE-REG MAX 30) Math & Science Education Comes to Life for All Learners with ExploreLearning Gizmos CoLab(Former Telus 111)Lindsay Beaulieu Teaching the New Physical Education and Wellness Curriculum Without Breaking a Sweat (JK, You’ll be Sweating!) Imperial 4Jenn Mireau • Health & Physical Education Council Looking Ahead to New Adventures, Presented by The Alberta Retired Teachers' Association Imperial 7Gordon Cumming Questions School Leaders Ask Teacher Employment Services Glen 206Michelle Glavine (PRE-REG MAX 30) OFF-SITE Calgary Zoo: Adaptations and Biodiversity through Destination Africa Off-SiteConservation-Educators Calgary-Zoo Incorporating Data Visualization Exercises into your Lessons Glen 209Byron Chu "We Speak for the Trees" Imperial 5Bill Belsey
Friday, February 24

8:30am MST

Trauma - make a lasting impact by building resilience CoLab(Former Telus 111)Brenda Straw • Angela Pochakom Lighten Up! Macleod Hall DDanny Bateman S.O.S. (Survival, Organization, and Success) - Strategies for Beginning Teachers Glen 208Greg Overguard Second language - Unit booklets Telus 105Lee Wynder ASEBP Benefit Overview Presentation Ideation 2/3Tenjie Wilson • Louise Niles • Joanna Szymczyk Don't let weight weigh you down Imperial 7Andrea Mishio Heart-based Meditation in a Classroom Setting Macleod Hall CMatt Boisvert The 3 R’s: Relax, Renew and Refocus. All you have to do is lie there. Imperial 6Susan Agrios Tell a Story: Introductory Photo Story Workshop Glen 202Kristy Wolfe Suspect Child Abuse - now what! When to call, what happens next? Telus 104Breanna Hyland • Linda Shima Teaching Alberta’s NEW Human Sexuality Curriculum for Grades 4, 5 and 6 Telus 107Nicole Inglis Full Circle—Understanding the Social Implications of Indigenous Realities: ATA Workshop Telus 106Stacey Running-Rabbit Bringing the Joy of Reading to Secondary Classrooms Telus 110Jodi Taylor Mathematics: All Are Welcome! All Belong! Imperial 3Dave L’aisance avec les nombres - 6 actions pour développer la confiance en maths (2e à 6e année) Glen 204Renée Michaud Teacher VS. Students: Math Games for Upper Elementary Imperial 8Lori Triplett There's a part for UKEs! Glen 209Christina O'Brien President Schilling: Unplugged Macleod Hall AJason Schilling (PRE-REG MAX 30) OFF-SITE Calgary Zoo: Reproduction & Population Management Off-SiteConservation-Educators Calgary-Zoo Social Justice in the New Republic: Plato, Machiavelli, and Catholic Social Justice Imperial 2Gerard McLarney (PRE-REG MAX 30) OFF-SITE Calgary Zoo: Inspiring Conservation Action: Student led inquiry for change Off-SiteConservation-Educators Calgary-Zoo Art-Maker Lab (A multiple activity, asynchronous Art-learning environment.) Telus 101/102Michael Shain (PRE-REG MAX 20) The Book of Blob Ideation 4Sally Towers-Sybblis Développer les habiletés orales par le jeu : Partie 2 Telus 109Marie-Josee Fortier Facial Reflexology for self-care and better health workshop Imperial 1Katalin Mackenzie (PRE-REG MAX 16) OFF-SITE Curling 101 Off-SiteTenielle Bachek • Don Bachek (PRE-REG MAX 25) OFF-SITE Where do I start? Building a Foods 10/20/30 Program for new and experienced teachers Off-SiteCarmen Wasylynuik (PRE-REG MAX 40) OFF-SITE Indigenous Perspectives Workshop Off-SiteWalter White-Bear • Russ Baker • Randy Bottle

10:00am MST

Let's talk about consent Macleod Hall E2Brenda Straw • Anita Swanson Where do I start? Differentiated Instruction and Assessment Macleod Hall E1AAC Facilitator (TBA) Do marks make the grade? Imperial 3Dave Why is Reading and Writing in the Subject Areas So Hard?!? Imperial 9Karena Hartson Neuf jeux à l'oral pour le secondaire Glen 209Frederic Rioux Building Body Positive Girls Imperial 7Andrea Mishio MINDFITNESS Workout: A Revolutionary Approach To Fitness Imperial 6Susan Agrios REPEAT SESSION: Teaching Alberta’s NEW Human Sexuality Curriculum for Grades 4, 5 and 6 Telus 108Nicole Inglis Grow your own sprouts Telus 105Lee Wynder Classroom and Teaching Strategies for Students with FASD Telus 103Patricia Kincaid Profiles of Giftedness Telus 110Kim Tackaberry • Jodi Taylor Motivating Students – Practical Applications of Self-determination Theory Macleod Hall DDanny Bateman Div. 2 Teachers: What do I Need to Know About Teaching Reading? Macleod Hall BMiriam Ramzy • Michelle Bence Utiliser l’image pour engager vos élèves en maths (1ère à 6e année) Glen 204Renée Michaud Power Play Primary Place Value and Number Line Games Imperial 8Lori Triplett Technology in the Math Classroom | a look at Casio graphing calculators Telus 107Peter Hill Resume BootCamp Telus 106John-Mark Crane Sick Leave: ATA Glen 202Michelle Glavine Life’s Biggest Questions: A Guide for the Perplexing Discussions Imperial 2Gerard McLarney Strategies for Effectively Facilitating Team Meetings Glen 206Kurtis Hewson (PRE-REG MAX 30) OFF-SITE Calgary Zoo: Waste and the Penguin World; A behind the scenes look at how we maintain our penguin pool Off-SiteConservation-Educators Calgary-Zoo (PRE-REG MAX 30) OFF-SITE Calgary Zoo: Conservation Science Off-SiteConservation-Educators Calgary-Zoo Seeing Sound - an introduction to Cymatics Macleod Hall CMatt Boisvert (PRE-REG MAX 30) OFF-SITE Calgary Zoo: Nature Journaling Through Destination Africa Off-SiteConservation-Educators Calgary-Zoo

11:30am MST

Aligning Current Assessments To New Curriculum Macleod Hall E1AAC Facilitator (TBA) Bringing Agriculture into the Classroom Imperial 1Nanita Blomquist La puissance des questions ouvertes en maths (1ère à 3e année) Glen 204Renée Michaud Growing Into STEM with Micro:bits Imperial 6Danny Maas • John Houston Immersive Wildlife Education for Your Classroom! Telus 109Inside Education • Braeden Elenko At Your Hospital Bed Telus 105Lee Wynder MyRetiree Plan Presentation Imperial 4Louise Niles • Joanna Szymczyk MINDFITNESS Breaks: Quick Techniques to Create a Calm, Focused & Fit Classroom Macleod Hall BSusan Agrios My Life as a Student with ADHD Macleod Hall E2Danny Bateman Tour the Weaving Ways Resource and Empowering the Spirit Website Imperial 7Donna Ross Finding Our Way in Indigenous Education—Connecting Hearts and Minds ATA Telus 104Tessa Ethier Let's Talk Phonics Macleod Hall E3Kristy Dunn (PRE-REG MAX 30) OFF-SITE Calgary Zoo: Numeracy in Asia Off-SiteConservation-Educators Calgary-Zoo Building Relationships with Parents for Positive Sport Experiences Macleod Hall E4Leigh Bretzlaff Cover Letter Bootcamp Telus 106John-Mark Crane Place aux jeux! - L’apprentissage par le jeu en classe  Glen 205Monique Gravel Financial Wellness 101 Glen 206Elizabeth Walton Authentic Worship | understanding & teaching the connection between worship & purity Telus 107Peter Hill The Psalms, Air Pods, and God Imperial 2Gerard McLarney (PRE-REG MAX 30) OFF-SITE Calgary Zoo: Plant Trek Off-SiteConservation-Educators Calgary-Zoo Le sketchnoting : pour voir l’invisible! Telus 110Laurie Couture Accompagner l'autonomie et la responsabilisation face aux écrans Telus 103Stéphanie Dionne (PRE-REG MAX 20) Sharpie Lettered Art Cards Ideation 4Sally Towers-Sybblis Responding to sexualized behavior in schools. Ideation 2/3Katarina Zunjic • Cailey Hartwick Rethinking Challenging Kids - An Introduction to Collaborative Problem Solving® Imperial 8Matt Sticksl Magic The Gathering: Bringing Students Together Through the Power of Cards Glen 209Ryan Hatch • Robert Metcalfe (PRE-REG MAX 30) Nose Hill LIBRARY (Program Room) OFF-SITE Wild Wellness, it’s in YOUR nature Nose Hill LIBRARY (Program Room)Sheri Tarrington • Vanessa Bilan

1:00pm MST

Creating Success Criteria For New Curricular Learning Outcomes Macleod Hall E1AAC Facilitator (TBA) Engaging All Students—Moving from Fact-Based to Concept-Based Learning Environments Telus 103Frank McClernon La puissance des questions ouvertes en maths (4e à 6e année) Glen 204Renée Michaud Environmental STEM Projects with Micro:bits Imperial 6Craig Baskerville • Danny Maas Let's Talk About Identity Power and Privilege Macleod Hall E2Shanley Nguyen Calm Classroom: A Calm Mind Is A Focused Mind Macleod Hall BSusan Agrios Sexual Health Education: How to Answer Student Questions Telus 108Nicole Inglis Engaging in Numeracy and Connections through First Nations, Métis and Inuit Traditional Games - NEW ATA Imperial 4Tessa Ethier Indigenous Content in the new Teaching Quality Standard—Moving from Inspiring to Requiring Telus 106Stacey Running-Rabbit Using a Digital Library with the New English Language Arts Curriculum Telus 105Karen Filewych Do the Math: Whole Number & Fraction Interventions Glen 205Gerry Varty Promote Yourself: Resumes and Cover Letters that Get Noticed: ATA Imperial 9Nancy Luyckfassel Counting Time: ATA Glen 206Michelle Glavine The Lion, the Witch, and the Teacher: A Theological Perspective on the Life and Writings of C.S Lewis Imperial 2Gerard McLarney Connect to YOUR watershed! Imperial 7Joe Fowler (PRE-REG MAX 30) OFF-SITE Calgary Zoo: Bringing Citizen Science into the Classroom Off-SiteConservation-Educators Calgary-Zoo (PRE-REG MAX 30) OFF-SITE Calgary Zoo: The One and Only Ivan; how stories stimulate inquiry Off-SiteConservation-Educators Calgary-Zoo STEM Education to Save The World Macleod Hall E3Nicole Felicitas

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