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

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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.”
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.

Friday, February 23 • 10:20am - 12:40pm
The Polyvagal Theory: How to Help Dysregulated Students

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This session can either be a follow-up from Trauma-Infomed and Resiliency-Focused Schools, or it can be taken alone. A simplified explanation of the Polyvagal System will be explained, including what it is and how it affects our bodies and minds. We will look at several different ways that teachers can stimulate the polyvagal system to help regulate students. Some are examples of quick, five-minute before class activities, and other are longer, depending on the situationa and the student.

Speakers
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Kimberly Garner

Special Education Teacher, Third Academy Schools
Kimberly has been a teacher for over 20 years. She is also a certified Trauma-Informed Practitioner, both Clinical and Educational. Kimberly has certifications in EFT Tapping, Mindfulness, and Meditation. At-risk children are her passion, but she understands that we all have trauma... Read More →


Friday February 23, 2024 10:20am - 12:40pm MST
Macleod Hall C - CTCC