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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.
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https://www.pdtca.org/pre-registration.html

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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
Transform Your Teaching with AI

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In the transformative era of education, Artificial Intelligence (AI) stands to redefine teaching and learning practices. My proposal, a hands-on exploration of AI tools like ChatGPT in K-9 classrooms, offers a compelling, forward-thinking workshop for your convention.

During this session, I'll demonstrate how AI can significantly improve student outcomes. Participants will learn how AI's data analytics can provide personalized insights on student performance, enabling tailored support to boost grades. I'll also show how AI's instant feedback capabilities can lead to swift mistake correction, essential for a dynamic learning environment.

Teachers will uncover practical strategies to implement AI tools in their daily routines, enabling them to work smarter and more effectively. My session will emphasize the importance of teachers harnessing AI as a teaching ally, not just a student tool. I'll share concrete examples of how AI can support diverse learners, including struggling students and English Language Learners.

With this workshop, my goal is to equip educators with the knowledge and skills to confidently navigate this new landscape, transforming their classrooms into dynamic, responsive learning environments. I am confident that my session will provide a valuable, inspiring, and future-ready contribution to your convention.

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Michelle Bechthold

Teacher, Rockyview Schools
With nearly 20 years of enriching experience in elementary education, Michelle is now bridging the gap between traditional teaching and technology. She is currently working on a compelling blog, aiming to shed light on the transformative potential of Artificial Intelligence in the... Read More →


Thursday February 22, 2024 2:20pm - 3:20pm MST
Glen 203/204 - CTCC
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