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
Beautiful Chaos - Project Based Learning in Practice (7–9) LIMITED

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The real world doesn't exist in silos, so why should we expect students to learn within them? Cross-Curricular Project Based Learning can seem like a daunting endeavor as you begin your practice but now is the best time to try! In this session you will learn about several projects which have been carried out successfully in the junior high setting and receive advice and resources to support your own teaching. Come and learn how to embrace the beautiful chaos of project based learning!

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Julie Arsenault

Science Lead Teacher
After receiving her Bachelors and Masters degrees in Microbiology and Biotechnology, Julie entered the Faculty of Education at the University of Alberta to pursue her teaching career. She has been teaching with Edmonton Public Schools since 2002 and has developed a passion for incorporating... Read More →

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