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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

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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 • 11:40am - 2:00pm
Believing the Improbable… how misinformation shapes “other people's” minds

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Have you noticed in discussions on Misinformation, how the Misinformed are usually “Others”, not Us? And the Misinformers… well they are not Our Media, Our Corporations or Our State. This presentation investigates that phenomenon with a quiz. Perhaps we will find that even some among Us see the world through Received Misinformation (not Us of course 😊). The Questions will seem uninteresting… but the Answers… I think will challenge many Received World Views. OK I relent, here is one Question… spoiler alert: You are probably aware of criminal gangs, corruption, drug running, violence and kidnappings in Haiti. In 2004 the highest-level Haitian official ever was kidnapped to install corrupt, drug running, violent leaders. A) what was the official’s name and position? B) name the three organizations responsible for the crime. One more? OK, “Who established the International Rules Based Order and what rules have they defended?” Bring your answers to the convention. The Quiz will include, Foreign Policy, The International Situation, War Crimes, Economics, Food, Health and The Environment.

Speakers
avatar for Greg Hunter

Greg Hunter

Social Studies
Greg Hunter taught Science in Alberta for 30 years. His talks promote an understanding and teaching of History based on Evidence and Reason and a vigilance against Dogma and Bias. Adam Hochschild, Professor at UC Berkeley and author of 'King Leopold's Ghost' said, “Greg's talks... Read More →


Thursday February 22, 2024 11:40am - 2:00pm MST
Macleod Hall E4 - CTCC
  Social Studies (TQS 3), Div3 (Gr 7-9), Div4 (Gr 10-12) |   Science (TQS 3), Div3 (Gr 7-9), Div4 (Gr 10-12)