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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

REASON TO CREATE A PROFILE IN SCHED
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.

Thursday, February 22 • 2:20pm - 3:20pm
(Pre-Reg 30) A3: Gamifying Your Classroom

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In the year 1974 TSR created a table-top game called Dungeons and Dragons. The game incorporated story-telling, probability, cartography, art, collaboration, improvisation and most of all adventure with your friends. It has grown through the years as a hub for pop culture. Popular TV shows such as Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Stranger things have jumped on its success. The creation of a character and the desire to obtain experience and ascend in levels provides a great basis for a classroom theme, where youth can take their character sheet and journey through the curriculum, completing quests and battling major opponents (exams). Come and learn how you can Gamify your classroom and set you students on their individual adventure.

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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 →
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Aaron Nisbett

Aaron Nisbett has been a high school English teacher in the Rockyview School Division for nearly fifteen years. While he has only been playing table-top roleplaying games (TTRPGs) for a couple of years, he has always been a lover of stories, and finding a way to incorporate those... Read More →


Thursday February 22, 2024 2:20pm - 3:20pm MST
Co-Lab 111 - CTCC
  English Language Learning (TQS/LQS 4), Div1 (Gr 1-3), Div2 (Gr 4-6), Div3 (Gr 7-9), Div4 (Gr 10-12)