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evaluation link will be active until March 4
Congratulations to Lenore Tarcon the winner of the Thursday session evaluation draw. Enjoy the iWatch donated by Morgex insurance.
Congratulations to Marian Biggins the winner of the Session Host draw. Spend your $200 gift certificate at the Park Place Mall.
Special thanks to the Faculty of Education and our displayers for sponsoring our Social again this year.
Thanks to all the teachers of the South West!
Thanks to the keynotes, presenter, displayers, university staff, food vendors, shuttle bus drivers, and all the SWATCA board members. You all make our annual convention a success.
We hope you gained something to Create a Compassionate Classroom.
South Western Alberta Teachers' Convention Association
Our Theme for 2017 is
Creating Compassionate Classrooms.
2018 "At A Glance" pdf file
We want to welcome teachers from Livingstone Range SD
They are joining our convention for the first time this year. Welcome!
February 24, 2017
Our Friday Keynote will be
"REMEMBERING TO PLAY: Inspiring Joy, Freedom & Self-Care."
Vince Gowman is the founder of Remembering to Play Events, and is a Certified Professional Life Coach trained through one of the world’s top accredited coaching programs, The Coaches Training Institute and their Leadership Program. He has also received advanced training in Organization Relationship & Systems Coaching through the Centre for Right Relationship.
He is a graduate of Simon Fraser University where he earned a Bachelor of Business Administration
focusing on Human Resources, Marketing and International Business. Vince coaches individuals and leads public and corporate playshops on all aspects of well-being. He volunteers his time leading at kids’ camps and for various non-profit organizations.
2018 "At A Glance" pdf file
for detailed session information please click the "session" tab above
Hungry!! Try these food options
A reminder that your yellow ATA Membership Card is your entrance to all sessions at convention. This allows our chairpeople to know that you are a teacher from our region or a paid attendant. This practice ensures that our teachers have access to the sessions that best respond to their professional development needs. If you happen to forget your membership card, you can always pick up a "nametag" at the SWATCA office on Thursday morning in AH 100. Bring a paystub or your ASEBP card in order to receive your nametag.
With the new construction at Uof L parking is limited.
PLEASE TRY TO CAR POOL. Lot E is restricted parking only. If you park in Lot E expect the City of Lethbridge to give you a parking ticket.
Free Teacher Parking is available in Lots
M, N & Q Only!
We will also be running a shuttle bus to
additional free parking available at
Chinook High School/Catholic Central HS West
Click SHUTTLE POSTER for this year's shuttle schedule.
Tweeting about this year's SWATCA? Add us @swatca and use the tag #swatca.
Alternate PD options for the 2017 convention were considered from Sept. 2016 to December 15, 2016
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)