South Western Alberta Teachers' Convention Association
Learning With E's
(Inspiring the Engaged Thinker, Ethical Citizen, Entrepreneurial Spirit)
Our 116th Annual Convention will be held at the
University of Lethbridge
February 19 & 20, 2015
Thursday Keynote Speaker:
Dr. Debbie Silver
"Her mission is to remind teachers of how important they are in the lives of children, highlighting both learning theory as well as tools for communication. She makes important points while sharing poignant stories and lots of laughs. She firmly believes that teachers need to be having fun, and staying in touch with their passion, to make their biggest impact in the classroom.: For more information click here.
Our Friday Keynote will be
"Honourary Conservation Advisor, Calgary Zoo
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Anthropology, U of Calgary
Brian previously held the position "Head of Conservation Outreach" at the Zoo, which enabled him to raise money and then spend it on environmental projects around the world."
Now accepting presenter applications for our 2015 Convention
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Notice The Alternate PD activities will be considered from Sept. 2014 to December 15, 2014
Please follow this link for more information on the regulations.
All attendees are reminded that SWATCA is a closed convention open to ATA members only. Persons wishing to attend SWATCA who are not currently ATA members are required to contact the ATA to arrange membership.
Question: Are teacher assistants/educational assistants/spouses of teachers/children of teachers eligible to attend teachers’ conventions?
Answer: No. Conventions are closed events designed for ATA members who hold the highest level of membership available to them and for a few invited guests. Central office and school administrators do not have the authority to direct teacher assistants or educational assistants to attend teachers’ conventions. (taken from the ATA website)