A.B.Daley Announcement

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I’m so proud.  Thank you Livingstone Range School Division for giving me this amazing opportunity!

A new principal as been announced for A.B. Daley School in Nanton.
Audrey Kluin has been appointed principal by Livingstone Range School Division effective Aug. 26.
Kluin is currently principal at Fort Assiniboine School in the Pembina Hills School Division and has spent her career in rural settings and is looking forward to relocating to southern Alberta this summer.
Before her term as principal at Fort Assiniboine, Kluin was the jurisdictional educational technology co-ordinator.
Kluin was an Excellence in Teaching semi-finalist in 2010.
She has a passion for infusing technology into learning as well as establishing strong community partnerships.

Sheena Read
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Alberta Education: Inspiring Education Dialogue

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PHRD school administrators gathered as a Professional Learning Community to examine the elements of Inspiring Education that are approaching.  As a jurisdiction PHRD has been focusing energy and resources on applying elements of Inclusion. Our team needed to learn about the Ministerial Order and specifically, Curriculum Prototyping. The team also requested an opportunity to explore the notion of “Digital Citizenship”.  Finally, the team examined the notion of ‘readiness’ for change.

Corrie Zielgler from ERLC gave us an amazing presentation on curriculum redesign:  https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1lAZ7Tw2OLNzU1Xuw0iSryyjWDAVJFZL0yvqB4bgD5YA/edit#slide=id.p99 

Key Focus:  Please see points below taken from Alberta Education Website

  • A new Provincial Dual Credit Strategy – Creating opportunities for students to earn both high school and post-secondary credits for the same course. These credits could also lead to workplace certification or advanced standing in post-secondary programs.
  • Improvements to the provincial diploma exam – Providing students with more flexibility in writing diploma exams through a digital format.
  • A high school flexibility program – Empowering students to show learning through mastery of the subject, rather than linking credits to the number of hours at a desk.
  • Review and replacement of the old Provincial Achievement Test – Introducing student-friendly assessments to replace existing Provincial Achievement Tests. The new Student Learning Assessments will maintain a strong focus on literacy and numeracy, but will also help educators and parents understand how well students demonstrate competencies such as creativity, critical thinking and problem-solving.
  • The Education Act Regulatory Review – Regulations related to the new Education Act will help provide students with the supports and environment they’ll need to succeed.

 

Education Act

Summary of Key Changes to Education Act

Slide from Corrie’s Presentation that I found most helpful.