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Notices and Events

January 17, 2017

Science camp open to teachers
Science and math teachers are invited to a five-day professional development workshop from June 19 to 23 in Calgary. The ASM Materials Camp for Teachers combines innovative classroom instruction with laboratory experiences. This free workshop is designed to help teachers

  • encourage students to pursue higher education in science,
  • engage students with hands-on science experiments,
  • help students explore science in everyday life and
  • introduce new ideas and technologies to build curriculum.

Inquiries can be made by emailing Online registration can be completed at

Workplace safety training program available

The Safety in Schools Foundation of Canada offers free workplace safety training programs with the aim of reducing injuries among young, new workers through preventive education.

At no cost to schools, teachers or students, the program allows students to earn valid workplace safety training certificates online through their school before they step onto their first job site.

The foundation offers 29 industry-recognized courses plus an expanding list of experience-focused custom courses. Course content is industry recognized and curriculum aligned, teaching learning outcomes for HCS 3000, HCS 3010 and AGR 3000. Teachers have also included its content in their CALM, science and other courses.

For more information, visit or contact program coordinator Sara Rooseboom at or 403-984-6375.

Education society hosts author
Author Caterina Edwards will speak at an Edmonton-area breakfast event on Feb. 4. Edwards has written bestsellers The Sicilian Wife and Finding Rosa and will speak on the topic “A Mafia Princess/ A Female Assassin: Writing as a Way of Understanding.”

The author breakfast is being hosted by DKG, Delta Kappa Gamma, a women’s international educational society that has been active in Edmonton for more than 50 years.

Date: Saturday, Feb. 4
Time: 10:00 to 12:00
Location: Robertson-Wesley United Church Memorial Hall, 10209 – 123 St., Edmonton
Tickets: $20.00 at the door, or contact Janet at or Lorna at

Stories and photos wanted
The ATA News is always on the lookout for interesting articles, photos and cartoons. Articles should not exceed 500 words and should be accompanied by a short byline, stating where you work and what you teach. Photos of teachers or students participating in interesting activities are welcome, as are cartoons. Don’t forget to include photo captions. Please note: Receipt of material does not guarantee its publication. Send your submissions to Managing Editor, the ATA News, 11010–142 Street, Edmonton, Alberta T5N 2R1 or submit electronically to

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