Alberta Education Updates

Alberta Education
Curriculum and Program
Implementation Zone
Meeting Update
May 4, 2012
Alberta Education:
Curriculum Redesign*
Framework for Student Learning: Competencies
for Engaged Thinkers and Ethical Citizens with
an Entrepreneurial Spirit
is posted on the Education website. .
*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.
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:
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
For the latest information about the revised mathematics program
and new supports for implementation, see webpage at
Post secondary and Apprenticeship/Trades Requirements
A link to a one page summary of the entrance requirements:
Most recent information regarding mathematics requirements at
post-secondary institutions in Alberta
*See May Meeting Presentation
Elementary Science
An updated version of the Elementary Science
Authorized Annotated Resources List is now
The Framework for Kindergarten to Grade 12
Wellness Education is available:
First Nations, Métis and Inuit
Walking Together: First Nations, Métis and
Inuit Perspectives in Curriculum
Digital Resource for Educators
Inclusive Education
Alberta Education produced four webcasts to share what inclusive
education practices look like in particular schools:
Professional development opportunities for learning coaches and
school leaders on September 17-18 in Edmonton ( and
September 19-20 in Calgary (
Communities of practice that support inclusive education:
For further information and updates on inclusive education please visit:
Inclusive Education
Inclusive Education Planning Tool
available in both English and French
Components of the Inclusive Education Planning Tool are available on the
Alberta Education website for all teachers to access:
Inclusive Education Library
Medical/Disability Information for Classroom Teachers
Supporting Social Participation
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
The Alberta K–12 English as a Second Language
Proficiency Benchmarks with examples are
available at:
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]
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
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
Connection: Information for Teachers is published
three times each year (Oct/Jan/May)
Principals and superintendents automatically receive
notification of new editions. Teachers must
subscribe to the newsletter.
Geographic Information Systems
An overview of Geographic Information systems (GIS):
ArcGIS Online:
ArcGIS Online teaching materials : and
Under Teaching Materials > choose Lessons > then choose Web GIS
English and French
Resources for high school students:
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
Support for Implementation
Grants to support implementation and development go to:
 Regional consortium
Additional supports for implementation and teacher development
 2learn
 The Critical Thinking Consortium
Others including online resources
 Online resources (e.g. LearnAlberta)
 Alberta Education
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
Curriculum Coordinator Program under development for 2012-13
CASS / Alberta Education Learning Symposium (March 2013)
Heidi Dempsey, Coordinator, Professional Learning
Workforce Planning, Alberta Education
[email protected] Ph: (780) 422-4604 Cell: (780) 289-3097
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