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Teachers headed to Grande Prairie for annual convention

The 2014 Mighty Peace Teachers Convention gets under way tomorrow.

1600 teachers from all across the Peace Region will be in Grande Prairie for the annual two day event.

The Composite High School, Peace Wapiti Academy, and Harry Balfour School will play host for the numerous seminars, speakers, and workshops.

Convention Association President Julie Gummesen says students and parents can look forward to some of things teachers will be able to bring back to their classrooms.

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“We hope, I guess, that the public realizes that we’re here working away for what’s best for our schools, so there’s a lot to look forward to for everybody after the convention is done.”

Gummesen says this year’s opening keynote speaker is Rick Wormelli, who was one of the first nationally board certified teachers in America.

“He is basically a guru for lots of different things, mostly literacy, and a lot about differentiated instruction. He’s just a really engaging guy, he can do anything for any teacher so we’re excited to have him back, he’s very, very popular.”

There will be no classes for students in the Catholic, Public, and Peace Wapiti school divisions on both Thursday and Friday.

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