A cheat sheet for the Class Size Census, to filled out on December 4, 2013, can be found here, and a PowerPoint demonstration can be found here. Forms are available in under Forms & Surveys. The deadline to return your complete census is Friday, December 13, 2013. Forms can be returned by Board truck.
The Professional Development Committee has planned a Teacher Network Evening on Tuesday, December 10, 2013 in Room 140 at Barnett House. Members are encouraged to drop in between 4:30 pm and 6:00 pm to share resources. This month's topic is Science. Bring your USB drive filled with resources you are willing to share and leave room to take home more! Check out the poster here. Mark your calendar for next month's Language Arts/English topic on January 21, 2014 (click here for the poster)!
The Substitute Teachers' Committee is hosting a Christmas Party for all of our substitute teacher members on Thursday, December 12, 2013, beginning at 6:00 pm in the Auditorium at Barnett House. Contact Sharon Thorn prior to November 29th to confirm your attendance.
The Educational Issues Committee has partnered with the provincial ATA and researchers from the University of Alberta for this study. Digital assessment tools and digital reporting are increasingly becoming a part of all our toolboxes. In your very busy days, please take a few minutes to provide input on this issue before the end of December. It has already been responded to in large numbers by your colleagues in Calgary. We need to provide the input of our Local to provide a balanced perspective. This is a friendly rivalry that you can join in and help all teachers answer some of the questions that surround this topic. Spread the word - share the address - give us a piece of your mind! Access the survey here!
The PD Committee is hosting a book study on The Inconvenient Indian – A Curious Account of Native People in North America by Thomas King. The book study will run four consecutive Tuesdays (January 14, 21, 28 and February 4) from 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm in Room 218 at Barnett House. Space is limited, register early by contacting the Local's office (Sharon.email@example.com). Share the poster here.
All active members of the Local are invited to stand for election as Local representatives to the 2014 Annual Representative Assembly in Calgary on the May long weekend (May 17-19, 2014). MORE...
A Memorandum of Agreement has been reached. At the October 27th General Assembly, members of the bargaining unit voted in favour (93.8%) of accepting the Memorandum. After the public Board meeting on November 5, 2013, had adjourned, Trustees held their first caucus meeting to discuss the Memorandum of Agreement with the Edmonton Public Teachers Local No. 37. At the caucus meeting, Trustees agreed in principle with the Memorandum. Trustees also authorized the Superintendent to act out of caucus in moving forward with the agreement. Trustees have voted in favour of ratification of the agreement. MORE...
An update on the work of the C2 Committee to date is available here.
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