Creating Communities of Practice

For more information, visit: http://www.communityofpractice.ca/

Are you looking for a professional learning strategy that goes deeper? That addresses issues that matter? That builds authentic connections and commitment?

Creating Communities of Practice is a new web-based resource that supports the development, implementation and evaluation of current and future communities of practice, and explores how this powerful professional learning strategy can be used to:

  • cultivate collaboration
  • grow knowledge, and
  • share learning and best practices.

“Communities of practice provide a new model for connecting educators in the spirit of learning, knowledge sharing, and collaboration…” ~ Cambridge, Kaplan & Suter

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This session will explore strategies that are research-proven for math achievement. You will learn the methods for implementing and assessing the progress of these strategies.

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Learn how storytelling, a traditional way of sharing the culture and values of a community, remains a valuable teaching tool for today.

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The LTPF Toolkit contains twenty distinct components flexibly designed to enable implementers to strategically select and apply particular elements to suit local implementation needs.

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The French as a second language nine-year program of study prescribes what students are expected to know and be able to do at each grade level of language programming in Alberta schools. It is the primary reference for teachers...

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This three-webinar series, focused on Early Literacy, covers creating Notebook lessons that address higher order thinking skills, critical thinking skills and assessment for learning.

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Find out how a Traditional Games Day creates a context for meaningful numeracy learning. First Nations, Métis and Inuit Peoples traditionally used the context of games to teach skills needed for surviving on the land. This...

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This three-part webinar series provides extended learning for group members who have participated in previous Leading Groups sessions with Laura Lipton and includes the following topics: Seven Qualities of High Performing Groups,...

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The CEFR is of particular interest to course designers, textbook writers, testers, teachers and teacher trainers - in fact to all who are directly involved in language teaching and testing. It facilitates a clear definition of...

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In this professional learning series, Jim Knight provided an opportunity to share specific strategies and approaches to facilitate effective communications with your colleagues based on your role as an instructional coach.

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.

This document has been prepared by the Alberta Regional Professional Development Consortium (ARPDC) in collaboration with Alberta Education through a grant from Alberta Education as a resource to support district and school...

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MediaSmarts has been developing digital and media literacy programs and resources for Canadian homes, schools and communities since 1996. Through our work we support adults with information and tools so they can help children and...

Essential Conditions

Essential Conditions

A Guide to Support Implementation: Essential Conditions was developed by a provincial working group of education partners committed to realizing positive change in Alberta’s schools and classrooms.

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Literacy for All

Literacy for All

The purpose of this web site is to provide information and strategies for teachers in Alberta who want to learn more about literacy and communication instruction for students with significant disabilities. Much of this content has been co-developed with participants of the Literacy for All communities of practice.

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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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