NCTCA 2021 has ended
NCTCA 2021 Presidents’ Welcome Address - National Anthem, Indigenous Land Acknowledgement, Honorary President and Opening Remarks.

ATA President’s Address - Jason Schilling

NCTCA 2021 Video Library - Closed 
Each Pre-recorded session can be found within our schedule or can be watched on demand in our Video Library and will be available for the entire month of February. LIVE sessions that are being recorded will be in the library Monday, February 8.

Take a 5 minute activity break!  Ready In Five Video Library!
Learn more about how you can bring Ready in Five into your online classroom at www.getreadyinfive.com

Morgex Insurance  
Morgex Insurance is proud to sponsor the 2021 ATA Conventions. Request a quote and you could win 1 of 5 Home Office Prizes worth $5,000 each. Click on the Convention’s Sponsor page for additional information.

Back To Schedule
Thursday, February 4 • 1:00pm - 2:00pm
***Pre-recorded*** Anti-Bias Language In and Out of the Classroom

Sign up or log in to save this to your schedule, view media, leave feedback and see who's attending!

Feedback form is now closed.

Ally is a verb. Whether you are wanting to educate yourself more about your own biases, or learn how to have fewer of them in your classroom, awareness is the first step, then you need to act on what you learn. This session is presented from the perspective of a non-binary English Language Arts teacher. The idea of the session is to provide educational staff in attendance with the tools needed to tackle the issues of biased language within the classroom environment at all grade levels, and help participants feel better equipped to have challenging conversations about bias both inside and outside of the classroom. We will discuss finding appropriate literature for all grade levels and how to validate marginalized students in many subject areas. As teachers, our ultimate goal must be to ensure all students, regardless of their personal struggles as queer youth or young people of colour, feel safe to learn and grow in our classroom environments. Let’s all become better allies by having an open discussion today and help each other take the next steps towards achieving this goal.

avatar for Andrew Wiens

Andrew Wiens

Andrew Wiens(he/him) is a lead teacher for the GSA at W. D. Cuts Jr. High in St. Albert, a member of the SOGI group for St. Albert Public Schools,and has been running GSA's in one form or another since 2009. Andrew is one of the co-chairs for the St. Albert Public Schools Rainbow... Read More →
avatar for Andi Molloy

Andi Molloy

Co-Chair, ECTL
Andi is the Fine Arts Academy Director at a Junior High Academy in Edmonton. Andi has the distinct pleasure of teaching their dream this year of drama, art, and English language arts for grades 7-9. Andi is currently a co-chair of the Edmonton Catholic Teacher’s Local 54 GSA, and... Read More →

Thursday February 4, 2021 1:00pm - 2:00pm MST
Virtual Room 37 (General)
  Teaching Practices/ Pédagogie  Inclusive Education / Éducation Inclusive
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus 7-12
  • Room Details Pre-recorded - 0
  • Grade Focus 44537
  • Tags English