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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.

Friday, February 23 • 9:00am - 10:00am
Coping Strategies for Prioritizing Teacher Mental Health

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This session offers practical ways that educators can build their catalog of coping strategies for mental well-being. A former teacher turned mental health counsellor takes you through exercises that can take between a few seconds to a few minutes to intentionally practice self-nourishing habits on a daily basis. Learn about some of the science behind the power of mindfulness and self-regulation for overall well-being. Practice fine tuning coping strategies to be adaptive and tailored to your specific needs. Coping strategies range from cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) derived material to holistic mind-body connection practices. Participants will leave with some key strategies to monitor and help prevent/manage burnout symptoms and a handout with easy-to-use techniques that can be applied both in and outside of school.

Speakers
avatar for Meg Lindemulder

Meg Lindemulder

Clinical Director, Founder, Curio Counselling
Meg Lindemulder is a Canadian Certified Counsellor and educator who holds a B.Ed in Secondary English Language Arts and a Master of Counselling in Applied Psychology. With her experiences as both a private and public school teacher, and her current career as a mental health therapist... Read More →
avatar for Megan Oviatt

Megan Oviatt

Registered Provisional Psychologist, Curio Counselling
Megan Oviatt is a Registered Provisional Psychologist and educator who completed her undergraduate degree in Educational Psychology and holds a Master of Counselling Psychology. She previously worked as an elementary school teacher and is currently practicing as a mental health therapist... Read More →



Friday February 23, 2024 9:00am - 10:00am MST
Imperial 3 - HYATT HYATT