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.

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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.


Level of content: Intermediate content [clear filter]
Thursday, February 23

11:45am MST

1:15pm MST

2:45pm MST

Friday, February 24

8:30am MST

Mini Canvases- Acrylic Landscapes Glen 203Christina Dixon A Game Changer Approach to Behaviour Macleod Hall E4Rita Kruger Reading, Writing, Speaking - The Metacognitive Connection Imperial 9Karena Hartson Think FASD ! Macleod Hall E1Danna Ornstrup From Confidence, to Skill Development, and Finally Transfer: How FSD Supported Grade 1-3 Readers and Mathematicians Macleod Hall BShelly Read • Miriam Ramzy • Katlin Strand • Marsi Quarin-Wright ATRF Steps to Receiving Your Pension Macleod Hall E2Dana Adams Cultivate Stronger Competency Skills Glen 201Julianne Harvey Layering Team Meeting Structures to Support ALL Students: How Instructional Leaders Establish the Conditions Glen 206Kurtis Hewson Article 23 de la Charte canadienne des droits et libertés (Droits à l’instruction dans la langue de la minorité) : un exemple de droit collectif de la minorité francophone en Alberta Macleod Hall E3Simon Pagé Ma classe géniale grâce à Genially! Telus 108Laurie Couture Introduire les ateliers de classe avec une variété d’outils numériques au primaire Telus 103Audrey Miller (PRE-REG MAX 16) OFF-SITE Jamaican Cooking (Hot and Spicy) Off-SiteDuane Sovyn (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) Off-SiteAndrea Barnes • Roland Kirzinger Physics 20 Labs – Hey! Who’s making the decisions? Ideation 1Barry Edgar (PRE-REG MAX 30) Nose Hill LIBRARY (Program Room) OFF-SITE Why Grasslands CAN and WILL save the world! Nose Hill LIBRARY (Program Room)Sheri Tarrington • Vanessa Bilan CANCELLED The Causes of War, Realism and The New Cold War (Part 1) Imperial 5Greg Hunter

10:00am MST

11:30am MST

1:00pm MST


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