Congratulations to Trustee Michael Janz on being named Board Chair and to Trustee Michelle Draper on her election as Board Vice Chair for the balance of the 2014 – 2015 year. The Board holds its organizational meeting each September for the upcoming year. Thank you to Trustee Hoffman for her work as Board Chair.

GETCA Election Results

The Local is entitled to appoint 17 representatives to serve on the Greater Edmonton Teachers' Convention Association (GETCA) Committee. To view the Returning Officers' Report from the January 28th election at CSR, click here

ARA Delegate Election Results

The Local is eligible to send approximately 59 representatives to the 2015 Annual Representative Assembly (ARA), to be held May 16, 17 and 18, 2015, in Edmonton. To view the Returning Officers' Report from the January 28th election at CSR, click here.

Teacher Growth, Supervision, Evaluation & Practice Review for Administrators - January 30-31, 2015

This workshop designed for administrators will be held Friday, January 30, 2015 (5:00 to 9:00 pm) and Saturday, January 31, 2015 (9:00 am to 3:30 pm). Meals and materials included. Register by email ( or phone 780-455-2164.

Technology Tuesdays - Chrome Book Sessions
- February 3, 10, 17, 2015

The PD Committee is hosting a series of three technology sessions on Tuesdays. Chrome Book Basics will be held on February 3rd, Read & Write for Google will be held on February 10th, and Digital Portfolios will be held on February 17th. All three sessions will be at L. Y. Cairns School (10510 45 Ave) and will run from 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm. There is a maximum of 30 people for each session so register early! To register email the Local's office ( and indicate which sessions you wish to attend before Friday, January 30, 2015.

GETCA 101: A Session for Teachers New to Convention
- February 5, 2015

The Communications Committee is hosting a session for new teachers or teachers new to GETCA on Thursday, February 5th from 4:30 pm to 7:30 pm in Room 213 at Barnett House. Register with the Local's office by email ( and indicate any dietary concerns.

Substitute Teachers' General Meeting - February 12, 2015

The Substitute Teachers' General Meeting will be held on Thursday, February 12th beginning at 6:00 pm. Substitute teacher members will hear a presentation from the Edmonton Public Libraries. As well, GETCA wristbands will be available for pick up prior to the meeting (5:30-6:00 pm). 

Resume Writing Workshop - February 23, 2015

The Service to Members' Committee is hosting a Resume Writing Workshop on Monday, February 23rd, 4:30-6:30 pm. Dust off your resume and learn some tips and tricks for applying for Board positions. Register with the Local's office by email (

GETCA - February 26 & 27, 2015

Pre-registration sessions open on February 1, 2015 at 6:00 pm. Volunteers are still needed to serve as session chairs during the Convention. Each volunteer will receive a $25 Tim's card and a wonderful lunch. More information is available on the website ( Wristbands will be available at the January 28th CSR meeting. If you were short, contact the Local's office. Need information on your responsibilities regarding GETCA attendance? Check out this FAQ available on the ATA's website.

Win a PD Workshop for Your School - March 2, 2015

The PD Committee is giving away five (5) ATA workshops to schools. Workshops can be booked for this year or next. To enter email your name and school to no later than March 2, 2015. Limit of one entry per school. Winners will be chosen by random draw. To view the workshops available visit the ATA's website.

Workshops for Teachers

Check out our upcoming workshops for teachers under Services/Workshops!

Retirement Seminar - March 7, 2015

The Service to Members Committee is hosting the Retirement Seminar on Saturday, March 7th from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm in the Auditorium at Barnett House. The cost per person is $15 which includes meals and materials. To register for the Seminar, complete the registration form and return it to the Local's office with payment prior to Friday, February 27th.

District Response to C2 Committee Recommendations

The Superintendent has released the District's response to the C2 Committee's recommendations. The response and Superintendent's letter are available under Salaries & Benefits/Work of the C2 Committee.

Contact the Local office

401 Barnett House
11010-142 Street NW
Edmonton AB  T5N 2R1

780-455-2164 (phone)
780-453-1407 (fax) (email)

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