Leading into the Future with Learning Commons

The learning commons, when designed collaboratively and with purpose becomes the hub of the school. A place where inquiry-based learning is promoted for students, teachers, parents and community members. The learning commons, while continuing to foster a thriving culture of literacy, also embraces makerspaces, and elements of design thinking as a powerful way to engage out students. The development of competencies is fostered by the learning and activities that can take place in this space.  

To support awareness and understanding of the Alberta Education Learning Commons Policy and Guidelines and to provide direction for the transformation of a library to a learning commons, we developed a video series with accompanying learning guides for your use.

http://erlc.ca/resources/leading-into-the-future-with-learning-commons/ 

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Dwayne Donald addresses the ideas of identity, citizenship and nation within the Canadian context from the First Nations perspective.

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View these five videos to see how teachers across the province are using the 4-Blocks of Literacy to create accessible learning experiences for Grade 1 to 6 students with significant disabilities.

Webinar

The conference wiki supports a professional learning opportunity aimed at providing leaders with the knowledge and tools to effectively meet the changing needs of the 21st century learner.

Video

In this video, an elementary school teacher is reflecting about how inquiry in Social Studies has impacted her teaching practice.

Webinar

This PD resource was designed by ERLC in partnership with ATA ESL/ELL specialist council and Alberta Eduction to provide implementation support to adult learners (teachers/administrators/learning coaches) who are working with...

This is an image of the mathematics poster created to share a visual message about the new program. Copies of the full size poster were distributed by the consortium in your area.

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See first-hand how two different teachers engage their students in meaningful numeracy experiences through traditional contexts, including exploring probability through traditional rock hand games and calculating volume by...

Webinar

Building on lessons learned in Session 1, Using Google Earth in the Inclusive, UDL Classroom, you will engage in specific activities for using Google Earth in language arts and social studies, both as a full-class instructional...

These materials will be supportive in building your understanding, knowledge and skills to "infuse" First Nations, Métis and Inuit culture into instructional programming. Watch for upcoming webinars to support...

Webinar

In order to embrace the philosophy of the revised mathematics program of studies, teachers will need to create opportunities for students to construct their own meaning through problem solving. This webinar presents several...

External Resource

This will take you to the Learn Alberta math gizmo page which houses over 280 math gizmos. Please note that to access this gizmo you must be signed in. For more information about using Learn Alberta see...

Social Studies Newsletters for Parents are intended to be shared in school newsletters and assist with awareness and understanding of the new social studies program.

Learning Technologies

Learning Technologies

Learning Technologies is for teachers, learning coaches, and others who want to know more about how educational and assistive technologies can support students in their classrooms.

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Numeracy For All

Numeracy for All

The purpose of this web site is to provide information and strategies for teachers in Alberta who want to learn more about mathematics instruction and numeracy development for students with significant disabilities.

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Creating Communities of Practice

Creating Communities of Practice

This website resource offers a collection of information, strategies and examples to support school and district leaders, professional development providers, and educational consultants who want to create and support effective communities of practices for K-12 educators. The goal of this website resource is to support the development, implementation and evaluation of current and future communities of practice.

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