English Language Arts Council

Upcoming Conference(s)

May 4 - 5, 2018  Banff Park Lodge, Bnaff, Alberta, Canada

Link to English Language Arts Council website

Objectives

The English Language Arts Council (ELAC) believes that students explore and explain their inner and outer worlds through language and that the role of the teacher is to enhance each student's learning in the language arts. To facilitate this, the Council strives to improve language arts teaching at all levels.

Activities

The ELAC encourages members to share ideas in order to become better informed about current practices in teaching language arts. Thus, the Council acts as a liaison with regional councils throughout the province as well as with national and international organizations, such as the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE). ELAC provides opportunities for learning and implementing classroom strategies as well as information about evolving technology. In addition, ELAC provides a forum for the expression of concerns and ideas related to English language arts.

ELAC sponsors an annual conference and assists with joint council and regional conferences. In addition, ELAC sponsors an annual writing competition for all levels and publishes the winning works in a yearly publication.

Publications

The ELAC publishes the Alberta Voices journal.

Council Fees

Category Fee
Regular Membership $35
Student Membership $0
Life Membership $35
Subscriptions $40

Contact information for the executive members of the English Language Arts Council is provided to assist the ATA in conducting its professional and business affairs.


English Language Arts Council



Council Executive

President
Shelley Grey-Sortland
Phone (bus): 403-680-3607 
shelley.grey-sortland@adlc.ca
Secretary
Jen Bartlett
Phone (bus): 403-619-0674 
jlbartlett@cbe.ab.ca
 
Treasurer
Vic Mensch
Phone (bus): 780-674-8500 
Fax: 780-674-3262
vic.mensch@adlc.ca
Editor, Alberta Voices
Margaret Iveson
marg.iveson@ualberta.ca
 
ATA Staff Advisor
Gaylene Schreiber
Phone (bus): 780-447-9447 OR 1-800-232-7208 
Fax: 780-455-6481
gaylene.schreiber@ata.ab.ca
PEC Liaison
Jason Schilling
Phone (bus): 403-381-4292 
Fax: 780-455-6481
jason.schilling@ata.ab.ca