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ATA Professional Development Region B

Locals: Aspen View, Evergreen, Greater St Paul, Lakeland Catholic Separate, Northern Gateway, Northern Lights, Park Plains East, Pembina Hills, Woodland Rivers


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Wednesday, September 29
 

4:30pm MDT

Wellness is a Journey . . . don't travel alone
We have all heard it over and over... “make sure you take care of yourself”, “practice self-care”, “teacher wellness is so important”! This session will take participants on a short journey encouraging them to reflect on where they are at, and to help them develop strategies to ensure they can keep moving forward... helping others along the journey.

Speakers
avatar for Chris Gonsalvez

Chris Gonsalvez

Executive Staff Officer, Professional Development, Alberta Teachers' Association
Teacher. Administrator. PD Leader. Chris is an executive staff officer with the Alberta Teachers' Association and passionate about working with teachers and being involved in professional development. Spending most of his teaching career in Southern Alberta, he loved being a middle... Read More →



Wednesday September 29, 2021 4:30pm - 5:30pm MDT
 
Wednesday, October 27
 

4:30pm MDT

Engaging in Numeracy and Connections in First Nations, Métis, and Inuit Traditional Games [Recording Available]
Did you know that First Nations, Métis, and Inuit traditional games are great ways to make connections to numeracy? Traditional games can provide entry points to deeper understanding of Indigenous ways of knowing and further connections to the land. Get ready to learn about resources for First Nations, Métis, and Inuit traditional games and how to create authentic learning experiences.

Speakers
avatar for Melissa Purcell

Melissa Purcell

Executive Staff Officer, Indigenous Education, Professional Development, Alberta Teachers' Association
Melissa Purcell is Denesuline, born and raised in Edmonton, and a member of Thebatthi in Treaty 8 territory. Melissa is a proud mother of one son and two daughters, and the oldest of her three sisters. Melissa is deeply committed to supporting Indigenous education and advancing truth... Read More →



Wednesday October 27, 2021 4:30pm - 5:30pm MDT
 
Wednesday, December 1
 

4:30pm MST

The Cost of Caring: How to Plan to Protect your Mental Wellbeing using HEARTcare Planning [Recording Available]
This presentation is based on a two-year research study sponsored by the Association and the Alberta School Employee Benefit Plan that was conducted by Dr Astrid Kendrick, from the University of Calgary. This study examined how educators, by providing emotional labour, are at greater risk to experience compassion fatigue, compassion stress, and / or burnout.  The study also suggests HEARTcare planning, a mechanism by which teachers and school leaders can plan to protect and enhance their mental well being in times of trauma, crisis, and stress.

Speakers
avatar for Lisa Everitt

Lisa Everitt

Executive Staff Officer, Government, The Alberta Teachers Association
Lisa joined the Association’s executive staff in 2006. Lisa holds a BSc degree from St Francis Xavier University, a BEd degree from St Mary’s University, an MEd and EdD degrees from the University of Alberta. Prior to joining the Association, Lisa taught high school mathematics... Read More →



Wednesday December 1, 2021 4:30pm - 5:30pm MST
 
Wednesday, February 2
 

4:30pm MST

ᑕᐯᐧᐃᐧᐣ tapwewin: Dismantling Anti-Indigenous Racism [Recording Available]
This introductory workshop will encourage educators to critically reflect on concepts such as systemic racism and assimilation.  Historical and contemporary examples of anti-Indigenous racism will be explored, and participants will be challenged to consider their own role in dismantling anti-Indigenous racism.  Educators will leave with a foundational understanding of anti-racism with a focus on Indigenous Peoples, and will also be equipped with suggested resources for further learning. Note that portions of this workshop may be difficult for some participants, particularly for Indigenous Peoples and/or those who have experienced racism.  

Speakers
avatar for Melissa Purcell

Melissa Purcell

Executive Staff Officer, Indigenous Education, Professional Development, Alberta Teachers' Association
Melissa Purcell is Denesuline, born and raised in Edmonton, and a member of Thebatthi in Treaty 8 territory. Melissa is a proud mother of one son and two daughters, and the oldest of her three sisters. Melissa is deeply committed to supporting Indigenous education and advancing truth... Read More →



Wednesday February 2, 2022 4:30pm - 5:30pm MST
 
Thursday, May 12
 

4:30pm MDT

Explore, Create and Play!
Imagine your classroom with challenges to solve, opportunities to create and students who are engaged. In this session, participants will have HANDS ON experience with a number of engaging kits to promote interactive learning. Throughout the session, you will have an opportunity to EXPLORE, CREATE and PLAY! Any member can sign out all demonstrated kits and books FREE from the ATA library. Participants should come armed with a mobile device to navigate the Association library and begin requesting materials before they leave the workshop. Every teacher is guaranteed a take-away!

Speakers
avatar for Chris Gonsalvez

Chris Gonsalvez

Executive Staff Officer, Professional Development, Alberta Teachers' Association
Teacher. Administrator. PD Leader. Chris is an executive staff officer with the Alberta Teachers' Association and passionate about working with teachers and being involved in professional development. Spending most of his teaching career in Southern Alberta, he loved being a middle... Read More →


Thursday May 12, 2022 4:30pm - 5:30pm MDT
 
Thursday, June 30
 

11:30pm MDT

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Thursday June 30, 2022 11:30pm - 11:45pm MDT
 
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