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
Mental Health 101 (K-12) FILLING

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Similar to first aid training, this workshop will give teachers the basic information they need to identify and help students who may be experiencing mental health issues. Lessons learned in this workshop are not confined to the classroom however, and the skills acquired will also help teachers understand the feelings their colleagues, and even themselves, may be experiencing at times. Participants will leave with practical strategies and interventions to promote positive mental health.


Kathleen Silverman

Association Instructor, The Alberta Teachers' Association
A gardener, Kathleen works to cultivate learning in diverse environments. In addition to her work as an Association Instructor, she has researched and written professional resources for teachers as a Project Liaison/Consultant for the ATA. She began teaching at Edmonton Public Schools... Read More →

Friday September 23, 2022 12:30pm - 1:45pm MDT
Chablis - Conference Room 12