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

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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.
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Off-Site Addresses are included.

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“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.”
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Thursday, February 22 • 1:00pm - 2:00pm
(Pre-Reg 30) A1: Engaging Students using Unorthodox Board Games

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In the last two decades, a tabletop gaming revolution has occurred. From Dungeons and Dragons, to hundreds of Euro-Style games, like Settlers of Catan. People are more commonly coming together to socialize through tabletop games. These games engage students in higher level thinking, collaboration/competition, and literacy/numeracy skills. But with the number of games out there, teachers who casually game (or don't) may find looking for the right game for their classes overwhelming. In this session, we will be introducing various board games that can engage students in the classroom. Be prepared to step outside of your comfort zone, and try a game that's not Monopoly.

Speakers
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Justin Acierto

Justin Acierto is a math and robotics teacher at W. H. Croxford and has been with Rocky View Schools for twelve years. He also worked as a Games master at a Board Game Café.  Justin helped to redefine the Tabletop gaming portion of the Calgary Expo. He has incorporated board games... Read More →
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Duane Sovyn

Duane Sovyn is a high school Culinary Arts teacher who has taught for over twenty years.  He has been gaming with his students since day one, providing them with opportunities to play RPGs in his classroom. He has also instituted a gaming club whilst working at BCHS and currently... Read More →


Thursday February 22, 2024 1:00pm - 2:00pm MST
Co-Lab 111 - CTCC
  Mathematics (TQS 3), Div1 (Gr 1-3), Div2 (Gr 4-6), Div3 (Gr 7-9), Div4 (Gr 10-12)