2016 Collective Bargaining
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Eligible educators can claim up to $1,000 for eligible teaching supplies on their 2016 tax return. Go to the Canada Revenue Agency for more: http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/tx/ndvdls/tpcs/ncm-tx/rtrn/cmpltng/ddctns/lns409-485/468-469-eng.html.
GETCA is on March 2-3, 2017. Your ATA membership card is your ticket in to GETCA this year! To print your card off, follow the directions included here. Visit GETCA.com to pre-register for sessions, sign up to chair a session and check out the list of speakers. If you have questions about attendance at GETCA check the FAQ's posted on the ATA's website. If you need more information on attendance contact GETCA at GETCA.com. After GETCA, take 10-15 minutes to complete the online survey to assist the ATA in their review of teachers' conventions. The survey will remain active until March 31st. More information on the review is available on the ATA's website.
Resume Writing - Mar. 7, 2017
Need some advice on how to spruce up your resume? Plan to attend the Resume Writing Workshop on March 7, 2017, beginning at 4:30 pm. Register by contacting the Local's office (email@example.com).
Want more information on how to use technology effectively in your classroom? Explore Google Docs and Slides? Google Drive? Google Translate? Attend the PD Committee's tech session on March 8, 2017 at Rio Terrace School from 4:30 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Are you interested in serving your colleagues through your Local Executive? If so, consider running for one of the Executive Committee positions. All positions are open for election. A nomination form is available here. Not sure what each position entails? A two-page summary from the Local's Constitution and Guidelines is available here. Please note that this is a one-time, three-year term (2017-2020). The deadline for nominations is 4:30 pm, Thursday, March 16, 2017. Still have questions? Contact the Local's office at 780-455-2164 or by email at email@example.com.
Are you considering retiring in five years or more? If so attend the Retirement Seminar on Saturday, March 18, 2017 at Barnett House from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. Gather expert information from ATRF, ARTA, and Capital Estate Planning. Group benefit options will also be discussed. The cost is $20 per person and includes meals. Register early by completing the form and returning it with payment (cash or cheque only) to the Local's office by Monday, March 6th.
The next Maternity/Adoption Information Evening will be held on April 10, 2017 from 7:00 to 9:00 pm at the Centre for Education (One Kingsway). Pre-register with the Local office (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The PD Committee is hosting a book study on A Life in Pieces over two days - Tuesday, April 18th (4:30-6:00 pm) and Saturday, May 6th (9:00 am-4:00 pm) at Barnett House. Sign up for this FREE book study with the Local office (email@example.com). Space is limited!
Thinking of retiring this year? Experts from the Alberta Teachers' Association (ATA), the Alberta Teachers' Retirement Fund (ATRF), the Alberta School Employee Benefit Plan (ASEBP), the Alberta Retired Teachers' Association (ARTA) and the Edmonton Retired Teachers' Association (ERTA) will lead members through the steps to take when deciding whether this is the year or not! Pre-register with the Local's office (firstname.lastname@example.org).
PD Photography & Videography Series: Lights! Camera! Action! Film & Video in the Classroom - April 19, 2017 NEW DATE
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 on April 19th. Light snacks and refreshments will be provided. Sessions are FREE to Local members. Space is limited! Pre-register with the Local's office (email@example.com).
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.
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.
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