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PDTCA THANKS MORGEX FOR THEIR GENEROUS SPONSORSHIP
Morgex Insurance is proud to sponsor the 2022 ATA Conventions. Request a quote, and you could win 1 of 2 cash prizes worth $15,000 each to get away anywhere from Coast to Coast. Click on the Convention’s Sponsor/Exhibitor page for additional information.
Morgex has generously paid for all of our Zoom and Webinar licences as well as sponsoring one of our Keynotes, Dr. Robyne Hanely-Dafoe.

IMPORTANT! PRIVACY INFORMATION FOR RECORDED SESSIONS AND YOUR PROFILE ON SCHED:
To create an account so you can make a personal schedule, click on the Login or Signup link at the top right side of the screen. Click on the Information link below for PIPA INFORMATION , how to log in, and how to make your Sched account private.

HANDOUTS:
These will be available in Sched later on. Please download them ahead of time as the handouts for many sessions are required to have a hands on experience.

SUPPLIES ARE NEEDED FOR SOME SESSIONS:
You need to bring supplies OR buy participant kits from the speaker for some sessions. The session description gives the information to purchase. KITS NEED TO BE PAID FOR IN TIME FOR THE SUPPLIES TO BE MAILED TO YOU. You can filter for these sessions using: Purchase or gather supplies.

THE PDTCA BOARD HOPES YOU HAVE AN AMAZING CONVENTION! #PDTC22! 
ARE YOU GETTING:  "ZOOM CLIENT MUST BE UPGRADED ON YOUR CHROME BOOK"
Step One: Click the X on "Zoom client must be upgraded" (white dialogue pop up)
Step Two: Close the black page that says "Join a meeting"
Step Three: This will bring you to the white page that says "Your meeting should start in a few seconds"
Step Four: Look at bottom of that white page, you will see "Having Issues with Zoom? Join from your Browser"
OR if you are on a Chrome Book, click "Join via Zoom Chrome PWA"
When it asks for your name, put your name in the spot.

Google link document with graphic instructions. 

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HELP DESK FOR SPEAKERS AND ATTENDEES   TREASURER’S DESK FOR PAID SPEAKERS

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Mobile Escape

Booth Mobile Escape - Eric and Paul
Calgary, Alberta


Mobile Escape is an educational mobile escape room.
We exist to Awaken Wonder in Students, and we do this in 3 ways:

FIELD TRIPS:  (more info here)
Our engaging in-school field trips featuring hands-on, curriculum-linked escape rooms and makerspaces for Grade 1-12.We conduct 1.5 to 2 hour field trips (depending on bell times) for a class of up to 32 students at a time - allowing us to work with up to 4 classes/day. The class is split up into 4 groups and the students rotate through four stations (three escape games, and 1 maker challenge) over the course of their allotted time.The escape rooms are adapted and modified for each grade. In addition to general learning outcomes such as communication, collaboration, critical thinking, and problem solving, there are additional connections to specific learning outcomes as listed below:

Grade 1 - Creating Colour, Building Things & Senses
Grade 2 - Magnetism
Grade 3 - Building With a Variety of Materials & Testing Materials and Designs
Grade 4 - Wheels and Levers & Light and Shadows
Grade 5 - Electricity and Magnetism & Mechanisms Using Electricity
Grade 6 - Evidence and Investigation
Grade 7 - Structures and Forces
Grade 8 - Mechanical Systems & Light and Optical Systems
Grade 9 - Electrical Principles and Technologies


RESIDENCIES: (more info here)
The residency expands on the field trip, and consists of our team facilitating the creation of student-made escape rooms. The residency consists of the following 4 phases, and typically takes 5 - 6 days, depending on the number of classes involved:

Acclimation - Students do our escape rooms and get familiar with the medium
Ideation - Students start to prototype and blueprint their own escape room
Construction - Students build an actual escape room in the school
Exhibition - Students showcase their work to the school community.

ESCAPE MAIL: (more info here)
Escape Mail is an educational, story-based ‘escape room’ style game delivered to your classroom. Students will get immersed in the unfolding story as they work together to solve creative puzzles, uncover clues and decode riddles to help their mysterious cousin “JJ Fitzpatrick” find his family fortune. 21st Century Learning Competencies such as problem solving, critical thinking, communication, and collaboration, will be put to the test in this challenging adventure.

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