ATA News 52:1

August 29, 2017
‘Upset the apple cart,’ former PM urges teachers

Former prime minister Kim Campbell speaks at the ATA Summer Conference about gender stereotypes embedded in our subconscious and the effects this has in teaching.

From the Archives

From the Archives features significant moments and individuals from the Association's history, as well as interesting artifacts from the ATA's archives.

Summer Conference

Summer Conference in photos.

Curatolo Cartoon

Cartoon from Curatolo

Association awards fellow-ships and scholarships

Winners named for the Doctoral Fellowship in Education and John Mazurek Memorial—Morgex Insurance Scholarship.

ATA locals recognized for outstanding work

Three locals were recognized at this year's Summer Conference for their work with DEHR and local public engagement. 

Women still fighting for equal rights

Despite the teaching profession being predominantly female, women still struggle for equal rights in the field. 

CTF Corner

News from CTF as a new school year begins and a new CTF council commences.

Moot Points: Be a hero in your classroom

A solid handshake and sincere eye contact makes a lasting and meaningful impression. 

Whatcha goin’ to do?

We took to social media to ask teachers: As back-to-school nears, what item do you most want to cross off your to-do list?

Editorial: Summer Conference brings educators and decision makers together

Summer Conference was opened up to MLAs, trustees and other advocates through the Association’s inaugural Summer Summit on Public Education and the Teaching Profession.

Q & A: Managing professional and union roles a matter of attention and skill

Gordon Thomas discusses professional conduct standards defined for teachers in the Teaching Profession Act (TPA).

Viewpoints: Hello, hello

Elected ATA president in March 2017, Greg Jeffery says hello to Alberta teachers with his first ATA News Viewpoints.

Your Views

Teachers at Summer Conference take to Twitter and reflect on the week's speakers and PD.

Changes afoot at executive level

Association continues top-level transition and welcomes new staff officer.

PEC Points: Council updates election rules

Highlights of the Provincial Executive Council meeting held June 8–9, 2017, at Barnett House in Edmonton


The Professional Conduct Committee established under the Teaching Profession Act found the following teachers engaged in unprofessional conduct.

Keep a work log to help qualify for employment insurance benefits

Hours reported by the school boards can vary; teachers are encouraged to keep their own work log to reflect the real hours clocked. 

Pitfalls and Precautions: Honouring contract terms a professional obligation

In a recent case, a teacher was found guilty of unprofessional conduct for failing to fulfill his contractual obligations.

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