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1 Attracting and Keeping Teachers in Alberta Schools ASBA Fall Meeting November 22, 2011 Student Population Teacher Workforce People Resources

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3 The big picture… Alberta Students 587,600 738,800 2010 2024 Teacher Demand 34,980 FTEs 44,000 FTEs 2010 2024 ~2,000 AB Grads Annually ~75% Begin Teaching Teacher Prep InstitutionsAnnual Hires 4,260 FTEs (~2,050 new hires) 5,800 (~2,930 new hires) 2010 2024

4 What is Known About Alberta’s Student Population?

5 Births in Alberta Relative Stability In K-3 grades 5 yrs later (2007-2009) Expect an Increase In K-3 grades 5 yrs later (2010-2015) Source: Statistics Canada

6 Anticipated K-12 Ten Year Growth by Region Projected K-12 Student Growth (2009/10 – 2019/20) 15.7% 15.2% 23.8% 13.7% 21.0% Francophone

7 Growth will differ by grade (Alberta) 20% Increase 34,816 4% Decrease -6,579 5yrs

8 What is Known About Alberta’s Teacher Workforce?

9 Applications Enrollments 5-Year Decline: 23% 5-Year Decline: 7% Enrolment in Teacher Preparation is Declining Applications Enrolments

10 Teacher Ages (2009/10, All Alberta) 71% 29% Notes: 1.“All Alberta” includes all Public, Charter, Separate, and Francophone authorities. 2.Substitute teachers are excluded (Job Codes 1203 and 3613) 3.Teachers aged 22 or less are included in age 22. Teachers aged 75 or more are included in age 75. 4.FTE is greater than zero (0).

11 Source: Alberta Teacher Retirement Fund Board Teacher Retirement Outlook

12 Alberta Early Career Attrition Based on all certificated teachers (excluding substitutes) hired in 1999,2000, and 2001. TRS Database.

13 Teacher Ages (2006 to 2010 Age Distribution)

14 Anticipated Teacher Ten Year Growth by Region Projected Teachers (2009/10 – 2019/20) 15.7% 15.2% 23.8% 13.7% 21.0% Francophone

15 Total Hires Zone2009/10 Hires2019/20 Hires2009/10-2019/20 Increase AB All4,2575,584 Francophone110132 Zone 1318403 Zone 2/31,8752,186 Zone 4325507 Zone 51,3072,083 Zone 6323410

16 Targeted Strategies to Attract Teachers

17 Inspiring Educators This project will lead to the development of a strong web-presence and will position Alberta as the best place in Canada to have a teaching career. It will be a “one-stop-shop” for information on teaching and jobs in education in Alberta

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21 CTS Bridge to Teacher Certification Program Bridging Foreign-Prepared Teachers to Certification and Employment Northern Teacher Bursary Community Based Teacher Education Program Rural Practicum Program

22 Thank you! Dan Ferguson Workforce Planning and Development Branch Dan.ferguson@gov.ab.ca


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