Alberta Education Updates

Report
WHAT’S NEW?
Alberta Education
Curriculum and Program
Implementation Zone
Meeting Update
May 4, 2012
CCC: http://education.alberta.ca/apps/cccorner/
Alberta Education: http://education.alberta.ca/
Curriculum Redesign*
Framework for Student Learning: Competencies
for Engaged Thinkers and Ethical Citizens with
an Entrepreneurial Spirit
is posted on the Education website.
www.education.alberta.ca/department/ipr/curriculum/framework.aspx
www.education.alberta.ca/francais/ipr/curriculumfr/cadre.aspx .

*See Presentation
My Child’s Learning*
This new online tool replaces the printed materials, the
Curriculum Handbooks for Parents and the Curriculum
Summaries and provides parents with the most up-todate information about what their child is learning,
resources to help their child and how their child might
be assessed for every subject and grade.
www.mychildslearning.alberta.ca
www.apprentissagedemonenfant.alberta.ca
For additional information please contact:
[email protected]
[email protected]

See Presentation
Exam Administration
Achievement Testing Program and Diploma
Examination Program General Information
Bulletins available at:
www.education.alberta.ca/admin/testing/achievement/achi
evementbulletin.aspx
www.education.alberta.ca/admin/testing/diplomaexams/di
plomabulletin.aspx
English Language Arts
English Language Arts 30-1 Text Selection and
Assessment Project
Alberta Education has begun work with previously nominated
Assessment committee/working group members on the English
Language Arts 30-1 Text Selection and Assessment Project.
Participation will occur during the 2011–2012 and 2012–2013 school
years, beginning with an information session on January 26, 2012, in
Edmonton and running from February 2012 to March 2013.
For ELA-related information please contact:
Ann Marie Lyseng (Programs of Study and Resources) at 780–422–0820
Barbara Proctor-Hartley (Diploma Program, Assessment) at 780–415–5808
Mathematics*
For the latest information about the revised mathematics program
and new supports for implementation, see webpage at
www.education.alberta.ca/math
Post secondary and Apprenticeship/Trades Requirements
www.tradesecrets.gov.ab.ca
A link to a one page summary of the entrance requirements:
www.tradesecrets.gov.ab.ca/news_announcements/pdf/Entrance_Req
uirements.pdf
Most recent information regarding mathematics requirements at
post-secondary institutions in Alberta
www.alis.alberta.ca/ec/ep/aas/ta/mathreq.html
*See May Meeting Presentation
Elementary Science
An updated version of the Elementary Science
Authorized Annotated Resources List is now
available:
www.education.alberta.ca/teachers/program/scie
nce/resources.aspx
Wellness
The Framework for Kindergarten to Grade 12
Wellness Education is available:
www.education.alberta.ca/media/1124068/framew
ork_kto12well.pdf
www.education.alberta.ca/media/945780/cadrem_
12.pdf
First Nations, Métis and Inuit
Walking Together: First Nations, Métis and
Inuit Perspectives in Curriculum
Digital Resource for Educators
www.learnalberta.ca/content/aswt/
Inclusive Education
Alberta Education produced four webcasts to share what inclusive
education practices look like in particular schools:
http://www.ideas.education.alberta.ca/engage/currentinitiatives/inclusion/webcast-videos.
Professional development opportunities for learning coaches and
school leaders on September 17-18 in Edmonton (www.erlc.ca) and
September 19-20 in Calgary (www.crcpd.ab.ca).
Communities of practice that support inclusive education:
http://reachingallstudents.ning.com/?xgi=5tBysT0Go8uWia
For further information and updates on inclusive education please visit:
http://education.alberta.ca/department/ipr/inclusion.aspx
Inclusive Education
Inclusive Education Planning Tool
available in both English and French
http://education.alberta.ca/department/ipr/inclusion/capacity/planning.aspx
http://education.alberta.ca/francais/ipr/inclusionfr/capacity/planning.aspx
Components of the Inclusive Education Planning Tool are available on the
Alberta Education website for all teachers to access:

Inclusive Education Library

www.learnalberta.ca/content/ieptLibrary/index-fr.html

Medical/Disability Information for Classroom Teachers

www.learnalberta.ca/content/inmdictf/html/index.html

Supporting Social Participation

www.learnalberta.ca/content/inspf/html/index.html
Classroom Teacher Summer Symposiums
Re: Vision and Hearing
University of Alberta in partnership with Alberta Education is
offering Summer Symposiums for Classroom Teachers of Students
who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing
 August 23 and 24 in Edmonton but with access through facilitated
video conference to other locations.
Summer Symposiums for Classroom Teachers of Students who are
Blind or Visually Impaired will be held in:
 Grande Prairie on August 22
 Red Deer on August 27
 Lethbridge on August 28.
Details on registration and location to follow.
Contact: [email protected] at Inclusive Learning Supports Branch
Phone (403) 662-3636
ESL
The Alberta K–12 English as a Second Language
Proficiency Benchmarks with examples are
available at:
www.learnalberta.ca/content/eslapb/index.html
For further information please contact:
[email protected]
Provincial Dual Credit Strategy
The Ministries of Education, Enterprise and Advanced
Education, and Human Services are collaborating in
the development of a Provincial Dual Credit Strategy to
enable more dual credit programming opportunities
for Alberta students.
For Dual Credit and CTS information please contact:
[email protected]
[email protected]
For CTS information please contact:
[email protected]
AISI
26 recordings of keynotes and sessions
AISI Conference 2012 – Engaging Minds: Creating the Connections
3 minute video clip about AISI
AISI: Creating the Possibilities
Cycle 5 Support Documents

School Community Engagement Rubric: Moving from Vision to Action

Cross-School Authority (CSA) AISI Project Proposals

Information and Resources Related to Research

Handbook for AISI Cycle 5 Projects, 2012 - 2015
School Libraries Transition
A draft revised School Library Services Policy is currently being
reviewed by Alberta Education in consideration of future curriculum
development as outlined in
Our Children Our Future: Getting it Right, Framework for Student
Learning: Competencies for Engaged Thinkers and Ethical Citizens with
an Entrepreneurial Spirit and the GOA Integrated Library Policy in
development.
The learning commons perspective is developed through a plan that is
part of the whole school plan and focused on student learning
outcomes. Ideas for getting started, video examples, draft planning
templates and other documents are available in the school library
folder on the Curriculum Coordinators website at
http://education.alberta.ca/apps/cccorner/default.asp?strPath=/201011%20Zone%20Meetings/May%202011/Info%20Documents/
Connection
Connection: Information for Teachers is published
three times each year (Oct/Jan/May)
http://education.alberta.ca/teachers/resources/connection.
aspx
Principals and superintendents automatically receive
notification of new editions. Teachers must
subscribe to the newsletter.
http://education.alberta.ca/apps/connection/subscribe_en.a
sp
Geographic Information Systems
An overview of Geographic Information systems (GIS):
http://www.gis.com/
ArcGIS Online:
www.arcgis.com
ArcGIS Online teaching materials :
http://edu.esri.ca and http://edumaps.esri.ca/
Under Teaching Materials > choose Lessons > then choose Web GIS
http://www.esri.ca/en_education/1432.asp
English and French
Resources for high school students:
http://www.esri.ca/en_education/964.asp
Online Reference Centre
Global Issues in Context: Perspectives on
International News & Events
This database includes newspapers, magazines, journals,
reference works, web sites, primary sources, videos, and
more. Suitable for grades 7-12 SS/SC/Global Studies/LA.
The ORC is accessible via
www.learnalberta.ca
http://www.learnalberta.ca/OnlineReferenceCentre
.aspx?lang=en
Support for Implementation
Grants to support implementation and development go to:
 Regional consortium www.arpdc.ab.ca
 AAC http://www.aac.ab.ca/
Additional supports for implementation and teacher development
 ATA http://www.teachers.ab.ca/Pages/home.aspx
 2learn http://www.2learn.ca/
 The Critical Thinking Consortium http://www.tc2.ca/wp/
Others including online resources
 Online resources (e.g. LearnAlberta)
 http://www.inclusiveeducationpdresources.ca/index.php
 Alberta Education http://education.alberta.ca/
Curriculum Coordinator Meetings and
Communication: Planning for 2012 - 2013


Zone meetings two times per year (October / November and May)
Registration and agenda Information out two to three weeks in advance

Schedules and material posted on Curriculum Coordinator Corner
http://education.alberta.ca/apps/cccorner/

Curriculum Coordinator Program under development for 2012-13

CASS / Alberta Education Learning Symposium (March 2013)
http://www.cass.ab.ca
Contact:
Heidi Dempsey, Coordinator, Professional Learning
Workforce Planning, Alberta Education
[email protected] Ph: (780) 422-4604 Cell: (780) 289-3097

similar documents