Professional Growth Opportunities

As a benefit of ATA membership, active members are entitled to join one specialist council of their choice each year at no cost. Specialist councils are an integral part of the Association’s activities. Granting members automatic membership in a specialist council is an innovative step toward increasing Professional Development opportunities for educators throughout Alberta and a way of promoting the professional expertise of teachers in curriculum and specialty areas. For more information about specialist council memberships, please click here.

As per Policy 20 (Professional Growth for Teachers), requests for Professional Growth must happen 2 weeks prior to undertaking the leave, with a signature from your principal and your zone representative. Once you have returned from your conference, fill out the claim form 20-1a (must be done within 30 days of event).The forms can be found here.

Upcoming Professional Growth Opportunities