Teachers focusing on innovations at Red Deer convention

Teachers focusing on innovations at Red Deer convention

  • Feb. 19, 2020 5:50 p.m.

More than 1,750 delegates are attending the Central Alberta Teachers’ Convention.

The educators will participate in 271 workshops and seminars Thursday and Friday at Red Deer College.

Among the many guests are Dr. James Makokis and Anthony Johnson, who won Season 7 of Amazing Race Canada competing as Team Ahkameyimok.

The two are considered leading experts for First Nation and LGBTQ2 peoples. They are expected to share practical insights on how to identify and remove unconscious bias, stereotypes and stigmas, so that individuals can gain new perspectives and focus on solutions for a brighter future.

All teachers’ conventions are organized by volunteeers. Their mandate is to improve and elevate teaching by exploring new innovations in education, participating in professional development activities and discussing the topics facing today’s teachers.

The events are funded by teachers through their Alberta Teachers’ Association fees.