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THE PDTCA BOARD HOPES YOU HAVE AN AMAZING CONVENTION!
EMERGENCY PROCEDURES CTCC
EMERGENCY PROCEDURES HYATT
HUMAN RIGHTS STATEMENT
LAND ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

CALGARY TELUS CONVENTION CENTRE(CTCC) and HYATT - address and driving directions

PRE-REGISTRATION WILL OPEN ON JANUARY 11, 2024 AT 8:00P.M. and CLOSE FEBRUARY 11 AT 8:00 P.M.
We have decided to start pre-registration on January 11th to make sure everyone is informed of the start time and has time to check out the sessions as the first week back to school can be quite hectic.
FOR PRE-REGISTERED SESSIONS PLEASE USE THE PRE-REGISTRATION LINK BELOW THE SESSION DESCRIPTION IN SCHED. Adding the session to your Sched schedule does not mean you are pre-registered. The number in the title shows how many will be allowed to attend the session. We do allow more names to be added, but they will be on the waiting list. This is explained on the pre-registration page.
https://www.pdtca.org/pre-registration.html

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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 to create a schedule or evaluate a session you must be logged in.

CONVENTION AT A GLANCE LINK WILL BE AVAILABLE HERE IN MID FEBRUARY
Off-Site Addresses are included.

PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITY
“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 www.ataconventions.ca website. If you have any further questions regarding this, please contact Daniel.Maas@ata.ab.ca.

Level of content: General Overview for Novice learners [clear filter]
Thursday, February 22
 

8:50am MST

9:00am MST

An Introduction to Photography Glen 205 - CTCCWade Westworth Help! I have to teach Junior High Drama with no experience! Imperial 8 - HYATTCharmaine Ferguson French Immersion: Diving into the New Curriculum Glen 209 - CTCCMarie Grenon Fuel Your Body to Teach Imperial 6 - HYATTCarman Murray Tools to build your Financial Wellness Telus 104/105 - CTCCElizabeth Walton • Shane O'Bryan Autism in the Classroom Imperial 2 - HYATTAmy Tatterton Free Indigenous Lessons Created by Indigenous Educators: Pre-Contact, Contact, Treaties, Colonialism and The Indian Act Macleod Hall D - CTCCKathy Miller • Jordan Betancourt Managing expectations (Keynote) Exhibition Hall E X - CTCCCatriona Le May Doan Let's Talk Phonics Glen 206 - CTCCKristy Dunn • Pearson Canada Whole Novels for the Whole Class: A Student Centered Approach Glen 208 - CTCCDana Johnston Stop Vaping Before It Starts: What Teachers Need to Know Telus 106 - CTCCAaron Ladd Recreation, Ethics and Aesthetics. Are Video Games a Refined Art, Noble Sport or an Egregiously Superfluous Pastime? Macleod Hall E1 - CTCCDr. Gerard McLarney Lighthouse Leadership – Illuminating the Path to Collaborative Communities Glen 201/202 - CTCCLindsay Avramovic The Holocaust- Teaching About Then Today Telus 110 - CTCCLindsay Anderson (Pre-Reg 20 OFFSITE) Nailed It! Cake Decorating 101 Off-SiteCarmen Wasylynuik (Pre-Reg 50 OFFSITE) Sowing Seeds of Sustainability: Nurturing Sustainable Action in the Classroom and Beyond Off-SiteMegan White • Calgary Stampede Foundation (Pre-Reg 16 OFFSITE) LEARN TO SEW and Teach Your Students Too! Off-SiteCatherine Ford (Pre-Reg 16 OFFSITE) Some carve their careers - others just Whittle! - 1 Day Workshop Off-SiteDave Connell PRAYER ROOM Telus 107 - CTCCPRAYER ROOM PRAYER ROOM

10:20am MST

(Pre-Reg 30) Is this Burnout? How caring for others can impact educators. Imperial 3 - HYATTBrenda Straw • Dr. Cailey Hartwick The “Cost” of Household Food Insecurity to Students: Approaches that Support Dignity and Well-being. Glen 208 - CTCCMariel Fajer-Gomez • Charity Alcocer ARTA and the ARTA Benefit Plans - Looking Ahead to New ADVENTURES "Presented by Alberta Retired Teachers’ Association Macleod Hall E4 - CTCCARTA Representatives • Gary Sawatzky • Linda Manwarren Free Indigenous Lessons Created by Indigenous Educators: Pre-Contact, Contact, Treaties, Colonialism and The Indian Act **REPEAT SESSION Macleod Hall D - CTCCKathy Miller • Jordan Betancourt Managing Expectations (Keynote) Exhibition Hall E X - CTCCCatriona Le May Doan Téflon ou Velcro - Comment maximiser l’apprentissage - 1ère à 12e année (Keynote) Imperial 5/7/9 - HYATTRenée Michaud Introducing Bug Club Morphology - Empowering Readers and Writers Through Word Structure, Vocabulary, and Spelling Imperial 1 - HYATTKaren Filewych • Pearson Canada Let's Talk Phonics REPEAT SESSION Glen 206 - CTCCKristy Dunn The Soul of AI: Do Artificial Intelligence machines have souls? Macleod Hall E1 - CTCCDr. Gerard McLarney Empowering Teachers for Alberta’s Clean Energy Transition Macleod Hall E3 - CTCCBraeden Elenko • Colin King • Kathryn Wagner • Mila Mezei • Kat Hill Canva In The Classroom Glen 205 - CTCCWade Westworth Coding for Kindergarteners - Introducing Elementary Students to Computational Thinking Imperial 8 - HYATTAlicia Berger Timesavers for Teachers Glen 209 - CTCCMeaghan Wright • Laura Laderoute Elementary School Classroom Management for New Teachers: Learn The Art of Herding Cats Telus 104/105 - CTCCSean Hartley Creating a Culture of Respect for Gender and Sexual Diversity Telus 103 - CTCCPrax Li (Pre-Reg 30 OFFSITE) We All Belong in Nature: Ecojustice in Outdoor Education Off-SiteCPAWS - Jaclyn Angotti Handle with Care: A go-to Guide for self care Macleod Hall C - CTCCAriel Haubrich (Pre-Reg 15 OFFSITE) Fly Tying to Release Anxiety Off-SiteDylan Sinclair

11:40am MST

1:00pm MST

Students with Scars: Understanding Self Injury Macleod Hall C - CTCCAriel Haubrich How to Read & Plan with the New Curriculum Glen 203/204 - CTCCMichelle Bechthold Tools To Help Students Decipher Online AI and Misinformation/Disinformation Using Lateral Reading Strategies and Recognition of Bias Vulnerabilities Glen 201/202 - CTCCKathy Miller • Takuto Shiota Balancing All The Things - How to Bring University Planning into the Real Classroom! A Workshop for Beginning Teachers Macleod Hall E3 - CTCCTiffany Harris Your Brain, Your Life: How Our Stories Drive Our Learning (Keynote) Exhibition Hall E X - CTCCDr. Jared Horvath Les problèmes écrits versus la résolution de problèmes - 1ère à 6e année Telus 103 - CTCCRenée Michaud Transformer le comportement et l'estime : Atelier d'interventions puissantes Glen 205 - CTCCAnnie Jacques Let's talk about boys' education and the 'boy crisis' Imperial 3 - HYATTDr. Teresa Fowler Making Sense of Morphology Glen 206 - CTCCKristy Dunn POWER PLAY - GAMES FOR GRADES 3-6 UPPER ELEMENTARY PLACE VALUE Macleod Hall B - CTCCJane Felling ATRF Your Pension Essentials Telus 104/105 - CTCCPension Counsellor • Marc Bisson The Hunger Games and the Bible: Hope, Freedom, and Sacrifice Macleod Hall E1 - CTCCDr. Gerard McLarney Using Excel for Administrators Imperial 1 - HYATTJohn-Mark Crane Gizmos: Solve Real-World Problems Using Gizmos STEM Cases Division 2 Teachers Glen 209 - CTCCLindsay Beaulieu (Pre-Reg 23 OFFSITE) OMG – Planning for a Substitute in Foods 10-12 Off-SiteCarmen Wasylynuik Beyond Pronouns: Confidently Understanding and Educating Transgender Youth Imperial 5/7/9 - HYATTTammy Plunkett (Pre-Reg 30 OFFSITE) Journey to the Heart of Our Parks – From Egos to Ecosystems to Ecojustice Off-SiteSheri Tarrington L'improvisation, au coeur de la communication orale Imperial 4 - HYATTGenevieve Lamoureux • Yoan Barriault ARTA Cafe Telus 106 - CTCCARTA Representatives (Pre-Reg 30 OFFSITE) Calgary Zoo: Adaptations and Biodiversity in Wild Canada Off-SiteWilder Institute Calgary Zoo • Teegan Bennington Jessop

2:20pm MST

 
Friday, February 23
 

9:00am MST

Game Changers: Why Connection? Why Not? Macleod Hall E4 - CTCCRita Kruger Reaching all students with Culturally Responsive Teaching Glen 201/202 - CTCCYoussra Badr Stepping Into Your Groove Imperial 4 - HYATTSabrina Grecu EcoSchools in Alberta: A Curriculum Linked Framework for Environmental,Climate&Sustainability Action Macleod Hall E3 - CTCCAmy Thompson From Theory to Practice: Key Principles of Human Learning (Breakout) Imperial 5/7/9 - HYATTDr. Jared Horvath President Schilling: Unplugged Macleod Hall C - CTCCJason Schilling Les simulations Gizmos disponibles en ligne : pour explorer des concepts de sciences Macleod Hall E1 - CTCCRenée Michaud Scaffolded Speaking Activities for Secondary FSL Classes Telus 110 - CTCCKatrina Dixon Coping Strategies for Prioritizing Teacher Mental Health Imperial 3 - HYATTMeg Lindemulder • Megan Oviatt Creating Systems to Support Flexibility in Outreach Schools Imperial 1 - HYATTGreg Rankin • Kelly Beaton pîmastîhwâkiskiyihta How to weave Rupertsland Institute’s Métis Education Resources in your Classroom Glen 206 - CTCCHolly Brandsma Phyllis Webstad: The Orange Shirt Story (Keynote) Exhibition Hall E X - CTCCPhyllis Webstad Math Therapy: A Crash Course in Becoming a Math Therapist(Keynote) Macleod Hall A - CTCCVanessa Vahkaria "The Math Guru" Gizmos: Build Conceptual Understanding Using Online Math Simulations Glen 209 - CTCCLindsay Beaulieu Oh The Math That They'll Know - Kindergarten/Early Primary Math Games Macleod Hall B - CTCCJane Felling Success: Teaching Life Skills Through Sport Glen 205 - CTCCLeigh Bretzlaff ATRF Steps to Receiving Your Pension Telus 104/105 - CTCCPension Counsellor • Marc Bisson Problem Solving Through Computational Thinking (Gr. 3-4) Telus 101/102 - CTCCWhitney Horban • TELUS World of Science Edmonton • Northern Coding Academy Saddle Up! Experience the Calgary Stampede Coming to Life Through the Upcoming Sam Centre Imperial 8 - HYATTCalgary Stampede Foundation • Colleen Johnson (Pre-Reg 16 OFFSITE) Curling: A Life Long Sport Off-SiteDon Bachek • Tenielle Bachek (Pre-Reg MAX 50 OFFSITE) Indigenous Perspectives Off-SiteGeorge Taven • Walter White-Bear (Pre-Reg 100 OFFSITE) Let's Talk Autism! It's Time to Listen Off-SiteKelsey Bagnall • Jennifer Raitz • Lyse Cormier • Chris Tuplin

10:20am MST

(Pre-Reg 30) Help! I'm teaching ART! Telus 110 - CTCCPam Pracic Depth, Light, and Texture in Acrylic Landscapes Telus 109 - CTCCChristina Dixon Designing Performance Tasks for Deeper Learning Glen 201/202 - CTCCAAC Facilitator • Shelly Cloke Game Changers: Breaking Down Barriers Part 1 Macleod Hall E4 - CTCCRita Kruger How can CALM class help students lead a good life? Imperial 4 - HYATTMichael Koehler Stress, Technology, and Learning: A Dangerous Triumverate Imperial 5/7/9 - HYATTDr. Jared Horvath Les simulations Gizmos disponibles en ligne : pour vous accompagner dans la mise en oeuvre du nouveau curriculum Glen 205 - CTCCRenée Michaud Classroom Mental Health Strategies: Grounding in the Classroom for Teens Imperial 3 - HYATTMeg Lindemulder • Megan Oviatt Phyllis Webstad: The Orange Shirt Story (Keynote) Exhibition Hall E X - CTCCPhyllis Webstad MASTERING MULTIPLICATION - BOX CARS FAVORITE GAMES AND STRATEGIES Macleod Hall B - CTCCJane Felling Embracing the Powerful Role of Failure in Math Class(Keynote) Macleod Hall A - CTCCVanessa Vahkaria "The Math Guru" Authentic Worship | understanding & teaching the connection between worship & purity Glen 208 - CTCCPeter Hill Gizmos - Explore How Online Science Simulations Support Scientific Literacy 7-12 Glen 209 - CTCCLindsay Beaulieu Exploring the New Curriculum Through MakeCode Arcade Games (Gr. 4-6) Telus 101/102 - CTCCWhitney Horban • Northern Coding Academy • TELUS World of Science Edmonton Ethics in AI Glen 203/204 - CTCCMary Grant (Pre-Reg 30 OFFSITE) Calgary Zoo: Nature Journaling Through Destination Africa Off-SiteWilder Institute Calgary Zoo Design Thinking for Environmental Education Macleod Hall E3 - CTCCAmy Thompson The Polyvagal Theory: How to Help Dysregulated Students Macleod Hall C - CTCCKimberly Garner

11:40am MST

Mixed Media- Projects for all Seasons Telus 109 - CTCCChristina Dixon The Art of Assessing Mathematical Thinking - Instructional Leader Session Glen 201/202 - CTCCAAC Facilitator • Shelly Cloke Financial Literacy for Grade 4-12: Ready to go, age-appropriate financial lesson plans that your students will love! Macleod Hall E2 - CTCCSonya Fox Game Changers: Breaking Down Barriers Part 2 Macleod Hall E4 - CTCCRita Kruger How to find a job, get a job, keep a job...and help students lead a good life in CALM class Imperial 4 - HYATTMichael Koehler Women in Islam: A History of Leadership Glen 203/204 - CTCCYoussra Badr Help! I'm teaching DRAMA! Telus 110 - CTCCPam Pracic The Transfer Dilemma: Why Is It So Hard to Move Knowledge & Skills Between Contexts? (Breakout) Imperial 5/7/9 - HYATTDr. Jared Horvath Les simulations Gizmos disponibles en ligne : pour développer une compréhension conceptuelle en mathématiques Telus 101/102 - CTCCRenée Michaud Why Invest In Space Exploration Macleod Hall A - CTCCDr. David Naylor My Retiree Plan Presentation Telus 106 - CTCCASEBP Representative • Joanna Szymczyk Emotional Regulation in the Classroom for Elementary Students Imperial 3 - HYATTMeg Lindemulder • Megan Oviatt VOCABULICIOUS - PRIMARY LITERACY GAMES Macleod Hall B - CTCCJane Felling Exploring Assessment & Year Planning with the K-6 Physical Education & Wellness Curriculum Glen 205 - CTCCChesa Peter The Purity Pandemic | dealing with disaster in our postmodern world Glen 208 - CTCCPeter Hill The magic of the Triple Play: How teaching reading is like coaching players for that perfect play Telus 103 - CTCCDr. Miriam Ramzy • Michelle Bence Gizmos: Using Online Simulations to Explore Science Concepts Glen 209 - CTCCLindsay Beaulieu Agriculture and the Environment Telus 104/105 - CTCCNanita Blomquist Congo for the Taking… (Part 1) Leopold’s Congo Free State to ‘Independence’ Imperial 1 - HYATTGreg Hunter AI & ChatGPT: The Future of Education Co-Lab 111 - CTCCEthan Bell

1:00pm MST

A Taste of Art- Oil Pastels Projects Telus 109 - CTCCChristina Dixon Early Years: Assessing New Curriculum Through Play Glen 201/202 - CTCCAAC Facilitator • Shelly Cloke (Pre-Reg 30) Suspect Child Abuse - now what! When to call, what happens next? Macleod Hall E4 - CTCCBrenda Straw • Sandi Pineda-Selva • Linda Shima Talking about Addictions and the Law...and helping students lead a good life in CALM class Imperial 4 - HYATTMichael Koehler Pourquoi faire une rétroaction efficace? Glen 208 - CTCCKevin Bergeron Help! I’m teaching PLAYWRITING! Telus 110 - CTCCPam Pracic The Layers of Writing Development Telus 103 - CTCCDr. Miriam Ramzy • Michelle Bence Top 10 Practical ESL Strategies Glen 206 - CTCCYoussra Badr I have a Story to Tell Telus 104/105 - CTCCKim Tackaberry • Jay Knopf Lessons in Inclusion: Applying Online Learning Strategies in the Classroom Imperial 3 - HYATTAlex Galbraith • Alicia Berger • Nicole Londry Ukulele 101 Glen 209 - CTCCChristina O'Brien Physical Education & Wellness Tips for Teachers that Teach Everything Glen 205 - CTCCChesa Peter (Pre-Reg 20 OFFSITE) Sparking your Curiosity at TELUS Spark K-3 edition Off-SiteJen Duffy • Alan Moore (Pre-Reg 30 OFFSITE) Calgary Zoo: Inspiring Conservation Action: Student led inquiry for change Off-SiteWilder Institute Calgary Zoo Congo for the Taking… (Part 2) ‘Independence’ to The Congo Wars to the Scramble for Rare Earth Minerals Imperial 1 - HYATTGreg Hunter Magic the Gathering: Bringing Students Together Through the Power of Cards Macleod Hall E3 - CTCCJason Rasmussen • Ryan Hatch • Robert Metcalfe Trauma-Informed and Resiliency-Focused Schools Macleod Hall C - CTCCKimberly Garner Let’s talk about the importance of a pizza pan! Macleod Hall E1 - CTCCKirsty Reade

2:20pm MST

 


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