Have you changed specialities? Have you moved to a new division? Are you new to teaching? Join your colleagues and bring a USB drive to share your resources between 4:15 pm and 5:15 pm in the ATA Library before the General Assembly/CSR Meeting on September 24th. This is an opportunity to share and gather tried and true resources from your colleagues. The materials will be shared with our new teachers attending the New Teacher Induction and will be made available to members of CSR in October.
There will be a General Assembly prior to the regular CSR Meeting on Wednesday, September 24th. The General Assembly will begin at 5:15 pm in the Auditorium at Barnett House. View the agenda here.
Remember to get your staff list in before the CSR Meeting on September 24th! Names of reps that submit their staff lists prior to that date will be included in a draw for a fabulous prize! Lists can be submitted to the Local's office in person, by fax (780-455-2164), by truck mail (401, Barnett House), by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or in person (4th floor, Barnett House). We depend on you to provide us with the most up to date information on our members. Thank you!
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; email@example.com) 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).
Join your colleagues for the first Teachers' Time-Out of the year on Friday, September 26 from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm at Barnett House.
The pilot of the Grade 3 Student Learning Assessment (SLA) program slated for later this month has raised considerable concerns for teachers across the province. (more)
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.
The Local is hosting the first of three Maternity/Adoption Information evenings on Tuesday, October 7th, beginning at 7:00 pm. Join us and have all of your questions answered by staffing personnel from the School Board and our Local Executive staff. Email the Local's office to hold your spot. The next information evening will be held on January 21st.
The first Substitute Teachers' General Meeting will be held on Tuesday, October 14th, beginning at 6:00 pm in the Auditorium at Barnett House. All substitute teachers are invited to attend this voluntary meeting to hear from staffing personnel from the School Board, our Local President and Executive staff.
All substitute teachers are invited to attend the ATA's Substitute Teachers' Conference, The Joy of Teaching, on the evening of Friday, October 17th and Saturday, October 18th. Registration deadline is October 13th. More information is available on the ATA's website.
The Local's annual New Teacher Induction Ceremony will be held on Wednesday, October 22nd, beginning at 7:00 pm at Barnett House. If you are, or know, a teacher new to the profession, contact the Local's office.
We need you! We currently have vacancies on three of our standing committees--Communications needs one more person; Educational Issues needs one more person; and Professional Development needs three more people. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact the Local's office (firstname.lastname@example.org; 780-455-2164).
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