2022 Beginning Teachers Conference has ended

Teachers new to the profession are invited to attend the 2022 Beginning Teachers’ Conference, September 23–24, Fantasyland Hotel, Edmonton. There is no registration fee. Space is limited; apply early.

School principals, school jurisdictions and local associations work together to provide substitute teacher coverage as per the collective agreement to facilitate the attendance of beginning teachers at the conference. Substitute teacher coverage must be organized and approved in advance. Please ensure you meet with your school principal to discuss release time and obtain the appropriate absence code to attend this conference. 

Teachers in charter, federal and private schools must be associate members of the Association to be eligible to attend the Beginning Teachers Conference.

A block of guest rooms have been reserved at the Fantasyland Hotel for conference delegates. Rooms must be booked prior to September 2. Please reference the ATA Beginning Teachers Conference or provide the group code# 5917866 when booking your accommodations.
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Saturday, September 24 • 10:30am - 11:45am
Truth and Reconciliation Books in the ELA Classroom (7-12) LIMITED

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Limited Capacity seats available

Including Indigenous texts in English Language Arts classrooms, and using them in purposeful teaching, provides students opportunities to deepen their understanding of Indigenous experiences and perspectives while fostering truth and reconciliation. The presentation will use texts from the Recommended Books in the ELA Classroom resource which have been recommended by members of the Indigenous Education Council, ATA Indigenous Education PD Facilitators, and the English Language Arts Council for use in Kindergarten to Grade 12 classrooms.

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Angela Contrada

English Language Arts Council
Angela Contrada has been a passionate educator for eighteen years and is currently the ELA coordinating teacher at All Saints High School in Calgary. Her work extends outside the classroom in her executive member role with the English Language Arts Council where she facilitates PD... Read More →

Saturday September 24, 2022 10:30am - 11:45am MDT
Chablis - Conference Room 12