Newsletter December 2010

The WSD and the math CAP Implementation!

By: Dave Najduch, WTA President

  • implemented system wide a new process that was not well tested, organized
    or explained to those who work with students in the classroom.
  • said the new Math CAP will take more time to complete because of the changes, but gave no additional training time or release time to classroom teachers to complete the task.


General Information

By: Joan Fransen, WTA Vice-President

By: Kristin Insull

Reminder: Call for nominations For the 2011/2012 WTA Executive Election

What is the WTA?

Who can be an Executive member?

Any member who indicates their willingness to run for election to the Executive
when the call for nominations goes out.  Candidates may be asked to speak at
the Election Forum during the March WTA Council meeting. The new Executive year begins on June 15th.

What will I do if elected?
All Executive members attend a retreat/workshop to become familiar with current issues and to determine (based on interest and experience) which committee they
will Chair and/or sit on. There are committees which require less time and are ideal starting points for new members.

What is the time commitment for an Executive member?
There are two Executive meetings per month.  The meetings start at 4:30 PM and run between two to four hours (supper is served.)  There is one Council meeting per month commencing at 6:30 PM.  Committees meet at times determined by their mandate,
or need, and can vary from two to three times per year to once a month.

What do I get out of it?
Some rewards are extrinsic. Members are reimbursed for travel to Executive meetings and for dependent care. The opportunities for Professional Development are many
and all are encouraged to take advantage of them. Substitutes are paid for by the Association when individuals attend PD opportunities.

Some rewards are intrinsic. Members of the Executive play an important role in achieving improvements in the working lives of teachers. They gain an insider’s view
of the politics; negotiations and goals of those involved in education throughout the Province. Executive members know that they have helped all their colleagues by serving their Professional Association.

Is that all?

WTA Social Event Information

Kyle LeBlanc


The Winnipeg Teacher’s
Association Social Event

at Academy Bowling Lanes
394 Academy Rd.
Tuesday, March 22nd, 2010
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Registration begins at 6:30 PM
Only 119 Spots available!
Cost: Free for WTA members.