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1 WHAT’S NEW ? Alberta Education Curriculum and Program Implementation Zone Meeting Update May 4, 2012 CCC: Alberta Education:

2 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

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. For additional information please contact:  See Presentation

4 Exam Administration Achievement Testing Program and Diploma Examination Program General Information Bulletins available at: evementbulletin.aspx 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 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 Post secondary and Apprenticeship/Trades Requirements A link to a one page summary of the entrance requirements: uirements.pdf uirements.pdf Most recent information regarding mathematics requirements at post-secondary institutions in Alberta *See May Meeting Presentation

7 Elementary Science An updated version of the Elementary Science Authorized Annotated Resources List is now available: nce/resources.aspx

8 Wellness The Framework for Kindergarten to Grade 12 Wellness Education is available: ork_kto12well.pdf 12.pdf

9 First Nations, Métis and Inuit Walking Together: First Nations, Métis and Inuit Perspectives in Curriculum Digital Resource for Educators

10 Inclusive Education Alberta Education produced four webcasts to share what inclusive education practices look like in particular schools: 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 in Edmonton (www.erlc.ca) and September in Calgary (www.crcpd.ab.ca).www.erlc.cawww.crcpd.ab.ca Communities of practice that support inclusive education: For further information and updates on inclusive education please visit:

11 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 Inclusive Education Library   Medical/Disability Information for Classroom Teachers Medical/Disability Information for Classroom Teachers   Supporting Social Participation Supporting Social Participation 

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: at Inclusive Learning Supports Phone (403)

13 ESL The Alberta K–12 English as a Second Language Proficiency Benchmarks with examples are available at: For further information please contact:

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: For CTS information please contact:

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, Handbook for AISI Cycle 5 Projects,

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 11%20Zone%20Meetings/May%202011/Info%20Documents/

17 Connection Connection: Information for Teachers is published three times each year (Oct/Jan/May) aspx Principals and superintendents automatically receive notification of new editions. Teachers must subscribe to the newsletter. sphttp://education.alberta.ca/apps/connection/subscribe_en.a sp

18 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 R esources for high school students:

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

20 Support for Implementation Grants to support implementation and development go to:  Regional consortium  AAC Additional supports for implementation and teacher development  ATA  2learn  The Critical Thinking Consortium Others including online resources  Online resources (e.g. LearnAlberta)   Alberta Education

21 Curriculum Coordinator Meetings and Communication: Planning for  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  CASS / Alberta Education Learning Symposium (March 2013) Contact: Heidi Dempsey, Coordinator, Professional Learning Workforce Planning, Alberta Education Ph: (780) Cell: (780)


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