Gift card prize breakdown: 1@$1,500; 1@$750; 1@$500; 2@$100. Random draw to be held on November 1st!
2016 Collective Bargaining
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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.
The Edmonton Peace Festival is September 21 to October 2, 2016. The Festival provides a powerful and important opportunity to engage students in many activities related to envisioning peace, developing global awareness and making a positive difference in their world. Peace Festival ideas for Schools is available here. Additional information is available at www.edmontonpeacefestival.org.
The Local is offering release time for beginning teachers to attend the ATA Beginning Teachers' Conference September 29 (eve) to October 1, 2016. Full day release costs are provide for Friday, September 30, 2016 to the first 20 beginning teachers. To be eligible, Principals are to contact Tracy Kuehnemuth at the Local's office with the names of those new teachers that have registered for the conference. Spots are available on a first-come, first-served basis so act soon! More information on how to register for the conference is available on the ATA's website.
The Local is please to award one $1,000 scholarship to a student in the final year of a post-secondary program that meets the Alberta Eligibility Criteria for post-secondary programs for student aid and whose parent is an active member of the Edmonton Public Teachers Local No. 37 of the ATA. Click here to access the application form. The winner will be awarded by random draw in early October.
The PD Committee is hosting a five-session workshop related to literacy through Drama for K-12 teachers with Leonora Macy. The workshop first session will be held at George H. Luck School on October 4. The remaining dates are November 1, November 22, January 24 and April 25. Click here to access the schedule. The workshops will run from 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm. Pre-register with the Local office (firstname.lastname@example.org).
There will be a Substitute Teachers' General Meeting at Barnett House on October 11, 2016 from 6:00 to 9:00 pm. More information on what we offer our Substitute Teachers is available here.
The Social Committee is hosting a FREE Paint Nite on October 18, 2016 at the Celtic Knot in St Albert. Space is limited. Pre-register with the Local office (email@example.com). This session is full. Please keep posted for more information on future Paint Nites.
The Local's annual New Teacher Induction Ceremony will be held on October 19, 2016 at Barnett House beginning at 7:00 pm. Please contact the Local with the names of your new teachers so we can send them an invitation to the Ceremony (firstname.lastname@example.org).
There will be a General Assembly for all members to vote on Constitutional changes on October 26, 2016 beginning at 5:00 pm (prior to the regular CSR meeting).
The first Maternity/Adoption Information Evening will be held on November 1, 2016 from 7:00 to 9:00 pm at Barnett House. Pre-register with the Local office (email@example.com). The next one is scheduled for January 23, 2017.
The ATA is hosting the annual substitute teachers' conference at the Radisson Hotel in Edmonton on October 28th (evening) and 29th. Early bird registration is $40. Register here.
The fall Retirement Seminar is scheduled for Saturday, November 5, 2016 at Barnett House from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. The cost is $20. Click here to access the registration form.
All locals have been asked to request member support to ensure that the Minister of Education, David Eggen, is provided with input from teachers in regards to the Student Learning Assessments (SLA) that are in their third year. To date, there has been little to no response from teachers to the Minister according to what President Ramsankar was told. All teachers have an interest in the SLA since these will be the model for the grade 6 and 9 SLAs when the time comes, it is vital that the grade 3 SLA gets it right! While you may not be directly involved, you may have a spouse or colleague who is, a child who is writing the SLA or have a child in an elementary school who talks about it. Your voice is important to ensuring that the Minister does hear from teachers about the SLAs. More information is available here.
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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