Curriculum and Program Update SUBSTITUTE TEACHERS CONFERENCE Michael
Curriculum and Program Update SUBSTITUTE TEACHERS CONFERENCE Michael F Podlosky 2012 10 20 To Access or Download This Presentation 1. 2. 3.
4. Type www.teachers.ab.ca Click For Members Click Substitute Teacher Resources Select Substitute Teachers Annual Conference 5. Third paragraph Click here Welcome/Table Discussion Two Tasks 1. Table Introductions (5 min)
1. Introduce yourself to your colleagues 2. You know it is Autumn when . . . 2. Table Discussion (10 min) 1. Identify characteristics of What Makes A Great School We want to ensure that Albertas provincial curriculum (programs of study, assessments and resources) enables our students to become Engaged thinkers and Ethical citizens with an Entrepreneurial Spirit, the Three Es of an Educated Albertan.
Alberta Education HANDOUT http://education.alberta.ca/department/ipr/ curriculum/curriculum-redesign-updates.aspx Curriculum Redesign Supports a more student-centred approach through greater choice and personalized learning that emphasizes the development of competencies Places greater emphasis on the application of
attitudes, skills and knowledge through real-life experiences and focuses on competencies Enables more interdisciplinary learning inclusive of all learners Curriculum Redesign Be more accessible (eg, digitally) Provide for greater depth of study, less breadth Provide supports for a balanced approach to assessment Be based on research and promising practices for students, and Support flexible timing, pacing and learning
environments Curriculum Redesign A Great School For All Part 1: Broad challenges and opportunities that exist in Alberta with respect to creating great schools for all students Part 2: Identifies 12 dimensions of transformation
http:// www.teachers.ab.ca/SiteCollectionDocuments/ATA/Publications/Research-Upda tes/PD-86-26%20A%20Great%20School%20for%20All-Transforming%20Educa tion%20in%20Alberta.pdf A Great School For All Transform one school at a time Focus on building professional capital Create a system that supports the work teachers Support local innovation What is needed is more local autonomy, more flexibility, more choice, less testing, less
content, and less standardization Zhao 2009 Inclusive Education Alberta Education Website www.education.alberta.ca/inclusion IPPs being reviewed this year and Inclusive Education Planning Tool in third year of piloting Regional Collaborative Service Delivery ATA Supports: Workshops, Library, information and advocacy Special Education Council
www.specialeducation.ab.ca @atasped #atasped School Technologies Cautious of learning technologies as the primary driver of education transformation ATA investigating impact of technology on teaching and learning http:// www.teachers.ab.ca/SiteCollectionDocuments/ATA/Publications /Research-Updates/PD-86-21%20Impact%20of%20Digital%20T echnologies.pdf Alberta Education revising learning and technology policy
framework http://education.alberta.ca/admin/technology.aspx 2012/2013 Programs of Study Links and Schedules Overall information on Alberta Education Website at http://education.alberta.ca/ 26 Programs of Study Implementation schedule and quick reference chart for 20122013 www.education.alberta.ca/media/449087/impshed.pdf and www.education.alberta.ca/media/449109/impshed_ref.pd f. Learn Alberta http://www.learnalberta.ca/Home.aspx
To be connected toll-free inside Alberta dial 3100000 Education Updates K12 Wellness Education: Information can be found on the Education website at www.education.alberta.ca/teachers/program/wellness-education.aspx Framework for Kindergarten to Grade 12 Wellness Education is available online in English at www.education.alberta.ca/media/1124068/framework_kto12well.pdf and in French at www.education.alberta.ca/media/945780/cadrem_12.pdf Off-campus Education: The new Handbook mandatory for September 1, 2011 (English and French) is available on the Education website in English at www.education.alberta.ca/teachers/program/off-campus.aspx and in French at www.education.alberta.ca/francais/admin/franco.aspx
ESL Update: The Alberta K-12 ESL Proficiency Benchmarks are available on www.learnalberta.ca using the keyword ESL or through the following direct link: www.learnalberta.ca/content/eslapb/index.html Connection Three editions of Connection: Information for Teachers will be made available in the 2012/13 school year http://education.alberta.ca/teachers/resources/connection.aspx October, January and May editions include the latest details regarding curriculum, authorized resources, assessment, technology, special education, career initiatives, and Aboriginal education as well as professional development
opportunities Subscribe to receive notification of new editions http://education.alberta.ca/apps/connection/subscribe_en.asp Education Partner Links Alberta Education http://education.alberta.ca/ Alberta Regional Professional Development Consortium (ARPDC) http://www.arpdc.ab.ca/ Alberta Teachers Association (ATA) http://www.teachers.ab.ca/Pages/home.aspx Alberta Assessment Consortium (AAC) http://www.aac.ab.ca 2Learn Education Society http://www.2learn.ca/
Alberta PD Pilot www.albertapd.ca Guide to Support Implementation: Essential Conditions http://www.essentialconditions.ca/ Provincial Consortia NRLC - Karen Egge [email protected] 780-882-7988 or 1-800-864-4140 www.nrlc.net CRC - Jean Hoeft [email protected] 403-291-0967 www.crcpd.ab.ca
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