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 • 12:30pm - 1:45pm
Working with Diverse Texts—Challenges and Opportunities (10–12) LIMITED

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Limited Capacity seats available

Why teach diverse texts? Many accept the need, but there are so many challenges facing teachers in choosing the right texts for the right class. Questions of authenticity, representation and other controversies, as well as why inclusive texts are so vitally important in education will be discussed with plenty examples of texts.


Bill Howe

English Language Arts Council

Friday September 23, 2022 12:30pm - 1:45pm MDT
Ballroom A