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South Western Alberta Teachers' Convention Association
February 23, 24 at the University of Lethbridge
Theme: Creating Compassionate Classrooms.
Thursday Morning Keynote Speaker: Alex Russell. Dr. Alex Russell is a clinical psychologist who helps children develop resilience and their own personal relationship with school and achievement. At the heart of his message—and his book, Drop The Worry Ball—is that children learn by experiencing non-catastrophic, painful failure, and it is through the process of these failures that they mature into resilient, resourceful and emotionally balanced individuals.
Friday Keynote Speaker: Vince Gowman. Vince Gowman is the founder of Remembering to Play Events, and is a Certified Professional Life Coach trained through one of the world’s top accredited coaching programs. He is a graduate of Simon Fraser University. Vince coaches individuals and leads public and corporate ‘playshops’ on all aspects of well-being. He volunteers his time leading at kids’ camps and for various non-profit organizations.
SESSIONS can be found at the SWATCA link "At a Glance”. There are 150 sessions. You can win an iPad and iWatch by completing evaluations.
DISPLAYS will now be located around the track in the First Choice Savings Centre for Sport and Wellness. There will be over 50 venders.
FREE PARKING is available in Lots M, N & Q Only! Shuttles (every 20 minutes) will be available from the Chinook High School and Holy Spirit High School parking lots.
LUNCH will be available at the various food outlets on campus.
IMPORTANT NOTICE TO ALL ATTENDEES: A reminder that your yellow ATA Membership Card is your entrance to all sessions at convention. If you happen to forget your membership card, you can always pick up a "nametag" at the SWATCA office on Thursday morning in AH 100 by presenting your ASEBP card. No ATA Membership card? Log onto ATA website, set up your account and print your card (https://www.teachers.ab.ca/For Members/Online ATA Account)
TWEETING about this year's SWATCA? Add us @swatca and use the tag #swatca.
THURSDAY SOCIAL – Education After Dark begins when sessions/ meetings are over.
Inter-school Collaboration Days
Upcoming dates for Inter-school Collaboration
Friday, October 7th, 2016
Friday,February 10th, 2017
Friday,March 24th, 2017
This is an opportunity for your own ‘Voice and Choice’ in your professional
development. We encourage all staff to create collaborative teams for inter-school collaboration day sessions. Perhaps you want to think about a long-term topic to encompass all 3 of our ISC days. Please send your session topics and a brief description (including location) to email@example.com one week prior to ISCD.