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 • 10:15am - 11:30am
Purposeful Play (K–3) LIMITED

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PLAY. A simple four letter word for a dynamic concept that carries enormous possibility. As a developmentally appropriate pedagogical approach, play offers magnificent opportunities to bring joy into Early Childhood classrooms. This session is for Pre-Kindergarten to Grade 3 educators who are interested in exploring the physical, social, emotional and educational benefits of play to inspire their learners without using worksheets. Participants can anticipate leaving this session with a smile on their face and strategies to benefit in class and online learning.

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Anita Sterne

Provincial PD Chair, Early Childhood Education Council
Anita Sterne has a passion for play, adventure and pure joy in early childhood environments! Creating a strong sense of belonging as a gateway to connect culture and strengthen family and community connections is a hallmark of Anita’s practice. The foundation of her work rests on... Read More →

Friday September 23, 2022 10:15am - 11:30am MDT
Piesporter - Conference Room 5