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Springboards is our annual, flagship conference held in the spring and so-named because the ideas shared are a springboard to either end-of-year planning, or beginning of next year creativity. A grass-roots conference, with an over 40-year tradition, it is held by teachers for teachers. Presenters are practicing teachers sharing what works for them, what has confounded them, and how they have attempted to solve some of the daily challenges of life as an ELA teacher. It is an opportunity to share best practices with each other in an informal, supportive setting. Join the conversation!

This year’s conference will take place on April 22nd at West Island College with a virtual Keynote address from award-winning Cree author David A. Robertson.

Other sessions will include:
*Addressing mental health in the ELA classroom
*How trauma affects literacy and reading
*Curating a diverse library that works for ELA
*Incorporating the digital (without fear!)

Registration is now open and FREE for ATEQ members! Register here.

***If you are not a member, please sign up for membership before registering for the conference.***

Want to know more? Check out our full program here:

ATEQ Members receive a reduced registration fee – become a member here!

Springboards 2022: On Demand!

Unusual times call for inventive methods. Springboards 2022 was provided in an on-demand format so that teachers can enjoy these sessions when they have time, on their own terms. A huge thank you to the flexibility and commitment of our conference presenters during these times – we couldn’t have done it without you! If you like what you see and want to invite one of the authors below to your classroom, click here for more information on how to make that happen.

See a sneak peek of Springboards 2022 below. Please log in if you are an active member, or register to become one!

Programs and workshop resources from past Springboards are available for ATEQ members only. Please log in if you are an active member, or register to become one!