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ATA Specialist Councils

  • Alberta School Library Council (ASLC) 2013-2014
  • Education Technology Council (ETCATA) 2012-2013
  • English Language Arts Council (ELAC) 2011-2012
  • Science Council (ATASC) 2010-2011
  • Mathematics Council (MCATA) 2009-2010, 2014-2016


  • EdCamp Edmonton (2011 PDF WEB)
  • Teachers' Conventions (Index HTM)
  • MCATA Conference (2009)

Designed Learning PD

  • Building a Project-based Course From the Ground Up (PDF WEB)
  • Best Practices in Instructional Design (PDF WEB)
  • E-learning and Digital Cultures (WEB)
  • Creativity, Innovation, and Change (PDF WEB)
  • Learning How to Learn: Powerful mental tools to help you master tough subjects (WEB)

Web 2.0 and Social Media PD

  • Smart Board Basics for Math & Science Substitute Teachers (PDF)
  • Web 2.0: Using Technology to Respond to the Needs of All Learners (PDF WEB)
  • Using Social Media for Transformative Teaching & Learning (WEB)
  • Teacher Challenge: 30 Days to Kick Start Your Blog (WEB)
  • Beginners Guide to Creating a Wordpress Portfolio (PDF WEB)
  • Screencasting 101 (PDF WEB)
  • The Secret Language of QR Codes (PDF WEB)
  • Introduction to Digital Sound Design (WEB)
  • The Art of Photography (WEB)

Mathematics PD

  • Learning THROUGH Problem Solving (PDF WEB)
  • Perplexity: Coin of the Mathematics Classroom (PDF WEB)
  • Mathematician's Lament: The Conversation Continues (WEB)
  • Web 2.0 Tools and Mathematics (PDF WEB WEB)
  • Introduction to Mathematical Thinking (PDF WEB)
  • How to Learn Math (WEB)
  • Calculus One and Two (WEB WEB)

Science PD

  • Teaching Critically Thoughtful Science, Grades 7-12 (PDF)
  • Literacy Strategies in the Science Classroom, Grades 7-12 (PDF)
  • Introduction to Genetics and Evolution (WEB)
  • Computational Molecular Genetics (WEB)
  • Epigenetic Control of Gene Expression (WEB)
  • Dino 101: Dinosaur Paleobiology (WEB)
  • Introduction to Ecosystems (WEB)
  • Astrobiology and the Search for Extraterrestrial Life (WEB)
  • Imagining Other Earths (WEB)
  • Origins - Formation of the Universe, Solar System, Earth and Life (WEB)
  • Philosophy and the Sciences (WEB)

English Language Arts PD

  • Literacy in the Digital World (PDF WEB)
  • Stunt Writing for Personal Growth (WEB)
  • Collaborative Writing and Publishing: The Nuts & Bolts (PDF WEB)
  • How to read a mind (WEB)