33rd Annual National Great Teachers Seminar, June 3rd to 7th in Banff, Alberta.

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The 2018 National Great Teachers Seminar in the Canadian Rockies will be held at the Banff Centre, Banff, Alberta, June 3 to 7, 2018. The 2018 seminar will be our 33rd year of hosting this outstanding educational experience.

The Retreat Experience of a Lifetime for Post-Secondary Faculty
If you are a post-secondary educator who seeks to enhance your teaching and ensure greater learning on the part of your students, then this is the perfect seminar for you. Whether you teach full-time or part-time, are a veteran teacher or new to the profession, the National Great Teachers Seminar in the Canadian Rockies gives you a unique and powerful opportunity to reflect on what great teaching is all about.

Goals of the Seminar

  • to CELEBRATE good teaching.
  • to INSPIRE faculty to venture beyond the limits of our own specializations and environments in search of the universals of teaching
  • to DISCOVER effective and innovative approaches to teaching and learning
  • to STIMULATE the exchange of information and ideas between faculty and post-secondary institutions by bringing them together
  • to REFLECT deeply on our own attitudes, methods, and behaviour as teachers in a supportive and engaging environment
  • to RENEW our commitment to student learning and to our profession

Banff is located approximately 1.5 hours drive west of Calgary, Alberta . It is easily accessible by automobile via the Trans-Canada Highway or by shuttle service from the Calgary International Airport.


Registration deadline is May 4, 2018.

The inclusive registration fee covers the seminar registration, four nights’ accommodation, all meals, all gratuities, all taxes, and all seminar materials. Additional costs to participants will be travel to and from Banff and personal spending money.

Accommodation is normally a shared room (2 participants to a room); a limited number of single rooms are available at additional cost, on a first-come, first-served basis. The fee for 2018 with a shared room is $1,495.00 CDN per person and the fee with single room accommodation is $1,995.00 CDN.

Payment of the total fee guarantees your spot. If your application is received after the maximum number of registrations has been reached, it will be returned with your fees. If you are accepted, you will receive a full package of instructions to assist you in your planning.


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