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PDTCA 2022 has ended
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. 

ATA PRESIDENT JASON SHILLING’S OPENING ADDRESS
HELP DESK FOR SPEAKERS AND ATTENDEES   TREASURER’S DESK FOR PAID SPEAKERS

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WP Puppet Theatre

Booth wP Puppet Theatre - Kira Kulicki
WP Puppet Theatre’s puppetry infused workshops, residencies and puppet shows present a wide range of opportunities to link to both specific learning objectives and 21st century learning skills. Our goal is to support classroom learning, inspire students to be creators, performers and makers, be a resource for both teachers and students, and entertain with quality puppet theatre productions.

We’re pleased to offer multiple delivery options.
1) In class person-to-person. We have a selection of prepared workshops but are always ready to plan a new program. Workshops typically include puppet making, script writing, character development & performance. All supplies and equipment are supplied. Featuring different kinds of puppets ie: shadow, rod, mask, for any grade K-12, scaffolding to any curriculum area.

B) Live stream with a facilitator. We can rework any of our in-person workshops to live stream over Zoom, Google Classroom etc. Supply packages can also be provided.

C) Downloadable link / Self-directed. We have created over a dozen downloadable puppet projects with video instruction and curriculum scaffolding. These include DIY packages which are available for a small fee on Teacher Pay Teacher.
Our *Playing With Shadows* course, which is currently offered on Talent LMS. These interactive, self directed workshops are designed for K-6/ages 5-12. They are a great learning resource for teachers and homeschool parents; they can be used in either an online or facilitated by a teacher in a classroom setting. They are also fun for individuals, young and old, who want to learn more about puppets.
*“Playing with Shadows" explores Light and Shadows linking to the Alberta Education Program of Study, Grade 4 Science. Knowledge gained in the course can also be applied to other grades and subjects, including Language Arts, Mathematics, Social Studies, Art, Drama and Health and Wellness.

D) Puppet Performances. We are currently packaging the best of our past productions as video programs. “The Greedy Frog” is a 10 minute video available through Teachers Pay Teachers and comes with an activity guide for further study. It can be combined with a fun frog puppet making project called “Frogsicles”.

E) Rentals. For the Calgary area we have a large (12 ft x 6 ft) freestanding shadow puppet screen that can be rented and delivered to you.

Prizes! Prizes! Prizes!
We are currently planning our future online programming and would appreciate you filling in a quick survey to help us better plan according to your needs.

https://form.jotform.com/kirakulicki/online-programming-for-teachers

As a thank you, your name will be entered into a draw to win one of these great prizes:

* A free registration for our online course "Playing With Shadows"* An All Access Passes to our Puppet Power: Festival of Ideas (May 23-29, 2022)* Top prize of a $50 VISA gift card
Contact Information:
Phone: 403.228.3373
Email: kira.kulicki@wppuppet.com