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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 • 1:00pm - 3:20pm
Beyond Pronouns: Confidently Understanding and Educating Transgender Youth

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The added layer of gender diversity among youth in schools today adds complexity to the role of an educator—especially if you are unsure where you stand. Should you use the pronouns a student requests? What does using those pronouns mean for that child exactly? What responsibility does a teacher have to the parents? This discussion is needed now more than ever while misinformation floods social media and as more transgender representation has led to a steadier rising number of teens expecting gender to go beyond the binary.

Throughout the training, participants will engage in interactive discussions, case studies, and scenario-based exercises covering:

Understanding Gender Identity: Gain a deeper understanding of gender identity and explore the complexities of transgender experiences. Learn about different gender expressions, terminology, and developmental stages of gender identity.

Transgender Challenges and Barriers: Delve into the unique challenges and barriers faced by transgender youth and their families in various aspects of life, including school. Explore topics such as gender dysphoria, social stigma, and discrimination.

Providing Support and Allyship: Acquire skills to provide practical support and allyship to transgender students and their caregivers. This includes understanding when and how to involve a parent or other resources.

Speakers
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Tammy Plunkett

As a parent of two transgender children, Tammy Plunkett knows all too well the overwhelming amount of learning that comes with understanding gender diversity. When her first child came out, she messed up pronouns, secretly lived with fear and doubt, and went through a grieving process... Read More →


Thursday February 22, 2024 1:00pm - 3:20pm MST
Imperial 5/7/9 - HYATT HYATT
  Counselling & Student Support (TQS/LQS 4), ECE (Pre K-K), Div1 (Gr 1-3), Div2 (Gr 4-6), Div3 (Gr 7-9), Div4 (Gr 10-12)