Teachers’ conventions are an annual winter tradition in Alberta. Teachers from across the province attend one of ten conventions for two days each February or March. Conventions give teachers an opportunity to reflect on and learn about new and innovative pedagogical practices and theories. Conventions are a core component of teacher professionalism, which in turn enhances student learning.
Teachers have a legal and professional duty to attend their annual teachers' convention. But are there circumstances in which a teacher can be excused from attending? Are substitute teachers entitled to attend a convention? Find out the answers to these and other frequently asked questions about teachers' conventions.