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1 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/ http://education.alberta.ca/apps/cccorner/http://education.alberta.ca/

2 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.aspxwww.education.alberta.ca/francais/ipr/curriculumfr/cadre.aspx.  *See Presentation

3 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-to- date 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: Cheryl.Przybilla@gov.ab.ca Alan.Chouinard@gov.ab.ca  See Presentation

4 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

5 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 LysengAnn Marie Lyseng (Programs of Study and Resources) at 780–422–0820 Barbara Proctor-HartleyBarbara Proctor-Hartley (Diploma Program, Assessment) at 780–415–5808

6 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 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

7 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

8 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

9 First Nations, Métis and Inuit Walking Together: First Nations, Métis and Inuit Perspectives in Curriculum Digital Resource for Educators www.learnalberta.ca/content/aswt/

10 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/current- initiatives/inclusion/webcast-videoshttp://www.ideas.education.alberta.ca/engage/current- initiatives/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).www.erlc.cawww.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

11 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 Inclusive Education Library  www.learnalberta.ca/content/ieptLibrary/index-fr.html www.learnalberta.ca/content/ieptLibrary/index-fr.html  Medical/Disability Information for Classroom Teachers Medical/Disability Information for Classroom Teachers  www.learnalberta.ca/content/inmdictf/html/index.html www.learnalberta.ca/content/inmdictf/html/index.html  Supporting Social Participation Supporting Social Participation  www.learnalberta.ca/content/inspf/html/index.htmlwww.learnalberta.ca/content/inspf/html/index.html

12 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: Pam.Rannelli@gov.ab.ca at Inclusive Learning Supports BranchPam.Rannelli@gov.ab.ca Phone (403) 662-3636

13 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: Mike.Ettrich@gov.ab.ca

14 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: Mike.Dumanski@gov.ab.ca Ernest.LeFebvre@gov.ab.ca For CTS information please contact: Bill.Lomax@gov.ab.ca

15 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 School Community Engagement Rubric: Moving from Vision to Action  Cross-School Authority (CSA) AISI Project Proposals Cross-School Authority (CSA) AISI Project Proposals  Information and Resources Related to Research Information and Resources Related to Research  Handbook for AISI Cycle 5 Projects, 2012 - 2015 Handbook for AISI Cycle 5 Projects, 2012 - 2015

16 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. Our Children Our Future: Getting it RightFramework for Student Learning: Competencies for Engaged Thinkers and Ethical Citizens with an Entrepreneurial Spirit 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=/2010- 11%20Zone%20Meetings/May%202011/Info%20Documents/

17 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 sphttp://education.alberta.ca/apps/connection/subscribe_en.a sp

18 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.cahttp://edu.esri.ca and http://edumaps.esri.ca/http://edumaps.esri.ca/ Under Teaching Materials > choose Lessons > then choose Web GIS http://www.esri.ca/en_education/1432.asp English and French R esources for high school students: http://www.esri.ca/en_education/964.asp

19 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

20 Support for Implementation Grants to support implementation and development go to:  Regional consortium www.arpdc.ab.cawww.arpdc.ab.ca  AAC http://www.aac.ab.ca/http://www.aac.ab.ca/ Additional supports for implementation and teacher development  ATA http://www.teachers.ab.ca/Pages/home.aspxhttp://www.teachers.ab.ca/Pages/home.aspx  2learn http://www.2learn.ca/http://www.2learn.ca/  The Critical Thinking Consortium http://www.tc2.ca/wp/http://www.tc2.ca/wp/ Others including online resources  Online resources (e.g. LearnAlberta)  http://www.inclusiveeducationpdresources.ca/index.php http://www.inclusiveeducationpdresources.ca/index.php  Alberta Education http://education.alberta.ca/http://education.alberta.ca/

21 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 http://www.cass.ab.ca Contact: Heidi Dempsey, Coordinator, Professional Learning Workforce Planning, Alberta Education Heidi.dempsey@gov.ab.ca Ph: (780) 422-4604 Cell: (780) 289-3097Heidi.dempsey@gov.ab.ca


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