Alternate PD

Alternate PD

So, you want to do something else? Check here to learn more about the guidelines for alternative professional development.


Attendance Policy

Teachers have a legal as well as a professional obligation to attend their annual teachers' convention.

Teachers are paid for the two convention days because these days are defined in Section 78 of the School Act as part of the school year.

As well, The Alberta Teachers' Association, through convention associations, has the responsibility for authorizing, planning, conducting and evaluating annual teachers' conventions for its members.

For more information follow this link to information on alternate Professional Development. A flowchart for convention attendance can be accessed here.

To request permission to be absent from the Convention, please contact Tim Johnson before December 18th, 2017. 

Please realize that it may take up to a few weeks in order to process your request.

Please note that if you submit a request after this date, there is no guarantee of approval.

You should recieve an email message indicating that your application has been recieved within one week of your application being submitted.  If you do not recieve one please send a message to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.