Thousands of teachers from St. Albert and the surrounding area are ending their week at an annual teachers’ convention.
On Thursday and Friday, the 2024 North Central Teachers’ Convention Association (NCTCA) is being hosted in Edmonton, with an expected 6,300 teachers in attendance.
The NCTCA is open for all teachers who work around Edmonton, with this year focusing on sessions based around math, drama, religion, and other subjects.
For example, Paul Kane chemistry teacher Michael Ng will be doing a presentation on students preference to doing school work based on real life scenarios.
Another talk will be from Jasper Place High physics teacher Ian Doktor, where he’ll be diving into the impact of using artificial intelligence in the classroom.
Teachers are required by provincial law to spend two days of their year working on professional development. These days can be spent at one of the nine regional teachers’ locations, with NCTCA being the first one of the year.