About ERLC

"Partners in adult learning for students' sake"

The Edmonton Regional Learning Consortium (ERLC) is one of seven regional consortia in Alberta established to support regional professional development needs for all those who influence student learning. We work with schools, school authorities and our seven partner organizations to create professional development opportunities in an ongoing, coordinated and cost-effective manner.

Our Vision

As an advocate for quality professional development and as a service provider, ERLC works with its partners to develop, implement and assess professional development programs and comprehensive plans that support adult learning for students' sake.

An introduction to Edmonton Regional Learning Consortium (ERLC).

Length: 1 minute 17 seconds

Our Goals

  • to facilitate professional development which supports the effective implementation of components of:
    • the Alberta Education Business Plan
    • Jurisdiction and school education plans
    • regional School Council priorities
  • to facilitate professional development which supports the effective implementation of curricula, including instruction, assessment, and student learning outcomes,
  • to coordinate, broker, and act as a referral centre to assist stakeholders to identify available professional development resources,
  • to deliver professional development based on the identified and emerging needs of educational stakeholders,
  • to promote and support the development of professional development leadership capacity, and
  • to provide educational stakeholders with access to professional development at a reasonable cost.

We plan learning opportunities based on advice from the region we serve, most often received from advisory committee members and participant feedback from sessions. We also rely on the professional literature and provincial knowledge about effective professional development and curriculum implementation. Provincial resources that guide our work include:

For more information, please contact the Executive Director.

Learn about ERLC's mission and how professional development affects Alberta's teachers.

Length: 1 minute 31 seconds

Message from ERLC Executive Director

Lisa Blackstock

I am honoured to serve as the new Executive Director of the Edmonton Regional Learning Consortium, to support professional development for all those who have the vital role and the incredible opportunity to positively impact student learning. I look forward to developing strong, productive working relationships with educational stakeholders in Zone 3 and across the province as we prepare for the implementation of new curriculum, and as we continue to support other important priorities including Mathematics and building foundational knowledge of First Nations, M├ętis and Inuit.

As your "partner in adult learning for students' sake", the ERLC is committed to providing current, relevant, and cost effective professional development to serve the needs of our region and ultimately, the needs of students. I hope you have the opportunity to further your professional learning this year through taking advantage of at least one of the many opportunities we offer.

~Lisa Blackstock
ERLC Executive Director