Substitute Teachers' Christmas Party - Dec. 8, 2016

The Substitute Teachers' Committee is hosting a Christmas party for our substitute teacher members on Thursday, December 8th from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm. There is no cost for this event but it is limited to member's only. If you would like to attend, pre-register with the Local's office (info@edpub.org; 780-455-2164) by December 1st!

PD Photography & Videography Series: Photo Basics - Dec. 13, 2016

Come learn about the different ways that photography can be used in your classroom. In this interactive session, you will be given tips, strategies and ideas for how to compose and make photographs that can be incorporated into lessons. The session will be held at Dan Knott School from 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm. Light snacks and refreshments will be provided. Sessions are FREE to Local members. Space is limited! Pre-register with the Local's office (info@edpub.org). 

Interactions Initiative for Substitute Teachers - Jan. 12, 2017

The Substitute Teachers' Committee is hosting an Interactions Initiative on January 12, 2017 from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm at Barnett House. The session is for Edmonton Public substitute teachers who wish to increase their level of comfort subbing in Interactions classrooms. A short session on Autism Spectrum Disorder will start the evening followed by a panel discussion featuring Interactions teachers from each division who will explain how the classrooms function, how to work effectively with Educational Assistants and how to best relate/work with the students. Contact the Local's office by email (info@edpub.org) or phone (780-455-2164) to sign up!

Call for ARA Delegates - Jan. 19, 2017

The Local is eligible to send approximately 59 representatives to the 2017 Annual Representative Assembly (ARA) in Edmonton on May 20-22, 2017 (Victoria Day long weekend). To be elected as an ARA representative to the 2017 ARA, it is necessary to review and return the completed volunteer/nomination form and additional information to info@edpub.org no later than 4:00 pm Thursday, January 19th.

Call for 2017-18 GETCA Representatives - Jan. 19, 2017

The Local is entitled to appoint 17 representatives to the 2017-18 Greater Edmonton Teachers' Convention (GETCA) Committee. To be elected as a GETCA representative, it is necessary to review and return the completed volunteer/nomination form and additional information to info@edpub.org no later than 4:00 pm Thursday, January 19th.

Murray Jampolsky Scholarship - Jan. 19, 2017

Each year, the Local offers a scholarship or scholarships not to exceed a total of $6,000 in memory of Dr. Murray Jampolsky to our members that are working towards their masters or doctorate in education. Completed application forms must be received no later than 4:00 pm Thursday, January 19th to be considered. 

Maternity/Adoption Information Evening - Jan. 23, 2017

The next Maternity/Adoption Information Evening will be held on January 23, 2017 from 7:00 to 9:00 pm at the Centre for Education (One Kingsway). Pre-register with the Local office (info@edpub.org).

Axehole: Indoor Axe Throwing - January 27, 2017

Join the Social Committee on Friday, January 27, 2017 at the Axehole (104, 11614-119 St) between 5:00 pm and 6:30 pm, and try your hand at indoor axe throwing (no experience necessary). This event is FREE to Local members! Space is limited so register early by contacting the Local office at info@edpub.org.

PD Photography & Videography Series: Creating Digital Stories
- Jan. 31, 2017 

Come out and learn how to create engaging digital stories. We will look at the different apps and resources that exist as well have some hands-on time to experiment and learn about how to create our own exemplars to take back to the classroom. The session will be held at Dan Knott School from 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm. Light snacks and refreshments will be provided. Sessions are FREE to Local members. Space is limited! Pre-register with the Local's office (info@edpub.org).

PD Book Club: Freedom to Learn by Will Richardson
- Feb. 7 & 28, 2017

Join your colleagues to discuss Freedom to Learn by Will Richardson on February 7th and 28th from 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm at the Boston Pizza at Westmount. Participants will also be invited to attend a private session with Will Richardson at GETCA 2017! The book study is FREE to Local members. Space is limited! Pre-register with the Local's office (info@edpub.org).

PD Photography & Videography Series: Lights! Camera! Action! Film & Video in the Classroom - April 25, 2017

Film and video is a dominant way our students get information about the world we live in. We will share the different ways these mediums can be used in the classroom, both from a viewing and creating perspective. The session will be held at Dan Knott School from 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm. Light snacks and refreshments will be provided. Sessions are FREE to Local members. Space is limited! Pre-register with the Local's office (info@edpub.org). 

Community Volunteer Grant

Do you actively volunteer with a specific charity? If so, the Donations Committee, through a bequest, would like to donate to your charity on your behalf. Click here for more information and how to apply.

PD Observe a Colleague

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. Click here to access the guidelines and application form.

Central Table Bargaining

More information is available on the ATA's front page (www.teachers.ab.ca).  An online account is required to view the webcast and to see the Bargainer's Blog.


Contact the Local office

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

780-455-2164 (phone)
780-453-1407 (fax)
info@edpub.org (email)

Monday to Thursday: 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
Friday: 8:30 am to 3:00 pm

Please note that the Local's office is closed for breaks approved by the Edmonton Public School Board.


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