Professional Development

 PD Fund for Teacher Observation Release Time NEW

At it's June 2016 meeting, the Council of School Representatives (CSR) approved a $50,000 fund for teachers to access to observe colleagues in their classrooms. Funds will be divided between two rounds of $25,000 each. Round one to be completed no later than January 31, 2017; round two to be completed no later than June 15, 2017. Please review the guidelines before applying. 

Guidelines & Application Form 

 New Teachers

The Local, in partnership with the Edmonton Public School Board, provides support to the New Teacher Induction Program through ongoing committee work and a $30,000 financial commitment.

The Local provides release time, on a first-come, first-served basis, for a maximum of 20 new teachers that have registered for the provincial ATA Beginning Teachers’ Conference at the end of September. To be eligible for the funding, ensure that principals contact the Local office with the names of those attending the Beginning Teachers’ Conference. 

Members

The Local offers a Professional Development Grant-in-aid which is available for teachers to use toward conferences and/or seminars. Members that meet the eligibility requirements are included in a random draw at the end of May. Applications are available from the Local's office. The Professional Development Committee will offer workshops free of charge throughout the year.

Provincial Alberta Teachers' Association

The Provincial ATA offers a number of programs and services designed to support teachers and the school staff. For more information visit the ATA website.

Teacher Webinars

The Alberta Teachers' Association and the Alberta Regional Professional Development Consortia are sponsoring a project that will feature webinars designed to support Alberta teachers entitled, "Teacher Talks: Enhancing Teacher Professional Practice." To participate in or view one of the webinars, visit http://www.teachers.ab.ca/For%20Members/Professional%20Development/Pages/Webinars.aspx.