Sketchnoting Workshop with Sylvia Duckworth

Register now to learn how sketchnoting can help students and yourself take meaningful notes to visualize learning and creatively organize and document thinking, reading and listening.

Editorial: Curriculum: the political whipping boy

The Alberta government’s plans to overhaul much of our K–12 curriculum has become fodder for a fair amount of public and political discourse.

Q & A: Controversial topics are opportunities for open discussion

What a summer! I know my students will want to talk about Charlottesville, Donald Trump, flawed historical figures, racism and alt-right rallies. These can be controversial topics. If I discuss them in class, is my job at risk?

Viewpoints: Why vote? Because it matters

Teachers become teachers because they care about students. The time to elect school board trustees who also want to make a difference for those students is now.

Part-Time Teachers:
Joint Interpretation Bulletin No 2

TEBA and the ATA have issued clarifications on how instructional and assignable time provisions in the 2016–18 central table affect the assignments of part-time teachers. Read the bulletin.

Instructional and Assignable Time:
Joint Interpretation Bulletin No 1

Clarifications on the teacher instructional and assignable time provisions in the 2016-18 central table agreement have been issued by TEBA and the ATA.

Communities of Practice Inquiry Grant

The Alberta Teachers’ Association (ATA) is pleased to offer 10 matching grants of up to $2,000 each in the 2017/18 school year for groups of teachers to develop a community of practice that will address an issue of professional relevance using an inquiry model.

Teachers and school boards deliver improvement plans

The Classroom Improvement Fund (CIF) created during the recent round of central table bargaining has delivered its first batch of approved proposals.