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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Friday, September 23 • 9:20am - 10:00am
Your Association and You—Things Every Beginning Teacher Should Know (K-12)
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This session will discuss questions frequently asked by teachers new to the profession.

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Dr Konni deGoeij

Associate Coordinator, Administrator Assistance, Alberta Teachers' Association
Dr Konsctancija (Konni) deGoeij has worked as schoolteacher, school-based administrator, teacher educator, researcher, and policy advisor in Alberta. Being an administrator and teacher in schools fromK – 12 in four different school divisions has allowed her the opportunity to work... Read More →
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Nancy Luyckfassel

Associate Coordinator, Professional Development, The Alberta Teachers Association
Nancy Luyckfassel is the Associate Coordinator, Professional Development at the Alberta Teachers' Association, where she has worked since 2016. She has been a teacher for over 28 years, starting her career in Rockyview Schools and then returning to her hometown and teaching in Elk... Read More →
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Elissa Corsi

Executive Staff Officer, Government, ATA
Dr. Elissa Corsi is an Executive Staff Officer in the Association's Government Services program area. She worked as a teacher and administrator in Alberta schools, both in English and French Immersion, before joining the ATA. She is an adjunct professor at the University of Alberta... Read More →
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Danny Maas

Executive Staff Officer, Professional Development, Alberta Teachers' Association
Danny Maas is an Executive Staff Officer with The Alberta Teachers' Association in the Professional Development program area. He was previously the Manager of Educational Technology with Edmonton Catholic School Division and has supported teacher professional development for the past... Read More →
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Myra Rybotycki

Executive Staff Officer, Teacher Employment Services, Alberta Teachers' Association
Myra Rybotycki is an Executive Staff Officer with the Alberta Teachers’ Association. In addition to her role in collective bargaining within Teacher Employment Services, Myra acts as the Association’s Pension Expert and delivers pension, retirement and financial wellness education... Read More →

Friday September 23, 2022 9:20am - 10:00am MDT
Ballroom D/E