To view the ATA's response to the May 5th release of the Task Force on Teacher Excellence recommendations visit their website. President Ramsankar's letter addressing the task force recommendations can be found, along with the special edition of the ATA News, on the ATA website.
By now, I hope you have had the opportunity to have a look at some of the information that has been published since the May 5th release of the Task Force for Teaching Excellence recommendations. (more...)
Over the past few days, considerable media attention has been directed at the Alberta Teachers’ Association’s handling of teacher unprofessional conduct. Limited time and space in media channels have not allowed for a discussion that accurately captures the complexity of the issue. (more...)
The Department of Secondary Education is pleased to announce a unique learning and leadership opportunity for Alberta teachers. Join educators from across Alberta to engage in an in-depth exploration of what it means to practice inspired education, Tuesday, August 19 through Thursday, August 21, 2014. Click here to view the poster. More information is available on the conference on the website.
If so, you might want to consider serving as the CHAIR of the Substitute Teachers' Committee In your Local. To indicate interest in assuming this position or if you need further information, please contact Nels Olsen, President Local 37 by email (email@example.com) or phone (780-455-2164) before August 30, 2014. Please note: You must be activated on the 2014–2015 EPSB Substitute List to be eligible.
Each year the Local provides release time, on a first-come, first-served basis, for 20 new teachers to attend the Friday of the Beginning Teachers’ Conference hosted by the Alberta Teachers’ Association. This year the conference is September 25(eve)-27, 2014. To be eligible for the release time, principals are asked to contact Sharon Thorn at the Local’s office (780‑455-2164; firstname.lastname@example.org) with the names of those new teachers that have registered for the conference. For more information on the conference, contact the Alberta Teachers’ Association (780-447-9400) or visit the website (www.teachers.ab.ca).
The Local offers a cash award in the amount of $1,000 to one Education student in their last year in the Faculty of Education program at a TQS recognized university and is the child of an Edmonton Public teacher. The application form must be received by the Local's office no later than 4:00 pm on Tuesday, September 30, 2014. The winner will be randomly drawn from those that apply.
An update on the work of the C2 Committee to date is available here.
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