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Bursary Opportunity
Alberta High School graduates are invited to take advantage of the opportunity to apply for an I.O.D.E. Alberta Provincial Coronation Bursary in the amount of $1000, with at least two awards handed out each year. This bursary is available to all graduates planning to attend post-secondary education for any degree-granting institution in Alberta. 
Fish Creek Provincial Park School Programs
Fish Creek Provincial Park School Programs 2017-2018. Early Bird Registration starts June 5 - 21, 2017 Provides the ideal outdoor classroom to inspire your students and bring your curriculum to life through active inquiry, investigation and exploration. Elementary, Junior and Senior High Programs
French Bursary Available
French Immersion teachers will want to note that bursaries to pursue professional learning in French are accessible through the Official Languages in Education Programs of Alberta Education. Each bursary will assist teachers in defraying the costs of tuition fees and travel associated with courses and conferences offered in Canada. The maximum amount of the bursary is $2,200 annually. Bursaries will be awarded on a first-come, first­-served basis.
Making Treaty 7 - Matinee Invite
Plan on your Gr. 7 - 12 students attending "Making Treaty 7", Nov. 14 or 15, 2017, for a groundbreaking theatrical presentation that explores the historical significance of the Blackfoot Crossing in 1877. Applications are due May 31!
10 Ways to Create A Calming Classroom
Ideas from the RVS Learning Support Occupational Therapists.
Ambrose Education is offering the following courses for credit in Fall 2017:
• Strategizing for Literacy in the Elementary Classroom • Strategizing for Numeracy in the Elementary Classroom • Design Thinking • Leading & Supporting Inclusionary Practices in the Elementary School • Teaching Elementary Music (Summer 2017)
Partner Research in Schools Conference 2017
August 24 & 25, 2017 at the University of Calgary. Partner research in schools is a visionary approach that invites collaboration between schools, school authorities, communities, and university to build research capacity, provide opportunities for classroom and pre-service teachers to work with universities on research, and creates the condition for more sharing across systems. Keynote speakers are Dr. Jacqueline Ottoman and Dr. Dennis Shirley. Registration is now open at https://www.crcpd.ab.ca/conference-register/3. See attached flyer for details.
2017-2018 AHS PL Menu
As you are planning your Professional Learning activities for next year, you may want to keep the attached workshops in mind. Alberta Health Services is pleased to offer these engaging and interactive workshops for teachers, administrators and school staff for the upcoming school year. All workshops are facilitated by a Health Promotion Coordinator or Public Health Dietitian dedicated to promoting health and wellness in school communities.
2017 Enbridge Famous 5 History Award
The purpose of the Enbridge Famous 5 Youth Leadership Award is to identify young people who are working to make a difference in our society, and reward their hard work. Applicants must demonstrate leadership and ingenuity as trailblazers undertaking community initiatives that have measurable results. Five applicants will each be awarded a cheque in the amount of $1000. Open to students in grades 4-9 Deadline for submissions is May 31, 2017
Calgary Regional Summer Band Program
Our Summer Band Program is fun-filled and designed to challenge students from Grade 5 to adult. Whether you are a beginner or at an advanced level, you will develop your musical talents. We create fun and inspiring learning environments to grow your musical talents and make new friends. Camp runs August 21-25, 2017 8:30 am-4:00 pm at Centennial High School - Complimentary Bus Service. Check the website for more information.
Rutherford Scholarship Online Application Update
Attention Guidance Counselors, Teachers, Parents and Students!
Alberta Government Scholarship News
Audience: Guidance Counselors, Teachers, Parents and Students. The online application for the Alexander Rutherford High School Achievement Scholarship will be shut down for annual maintenance on Thursday, April 27, re-opening early June. Also included is current links to the Alberta Government scholarship listing.
LEGO®-Peer Mentoring - Social Skills
K-12 Classroom Teachers Supporting Complex Students are encouraged to attend. Working individually is often how many people see the value of LEGO®. LEGO®-also has an inherent and rewarding way of bringing people together. In this session you will learn how the work of LEGO®-Based therapy, Dr. Eric Carter, and, in particular, the work from the Peer Partner Project can be used together in a meaningful and engaging way for ALL students and ALL ages. We will dive into knowledge of belonging, access to the general curriculum, ties to STEMS, the Alberta Program of Studies, adolescent friendships and peer relationships for students with significant disabilities. April 26, 2017 9:00am - 3:00pm
Anatomy of a Psychoeducational Assessment Report: A Teacher's Guide
K-12 Classroom Teachers, Administrators and Special Education Teachers are encouraged to attend. So you have a new psychoeducational report that has been completed for a student in your class. Now what? This workshop is designed to be an engaging overview of how to make effective, practical use of a psychoeducational assessment report. You will learn how to deconstruct a psychoeducational assessment report, with a specific focus on practical classroom applications. April 13, 2017 8:30am - 11:30am St.Paul Centre 124-24 Ave. NE, Calgary, AB
CRC's Spring Professional Development related to Inclusive Education
Non-Suicidal Self-Injury: Why Kids Do it and What Educators Can Do to Support Students Who Engage in Self-harm Grade 5-12 teachers, guidance counselors, administrators, youth workers, psychologists and others who work with at risk populations are encouraged to attend, April 13, 2017 at St. Paul Centre 124-24 Ave. NE, Calgary, AB
Get Moving With ParticipACTION 150 Play List
In celebration of Canada’s 150th birthday, we’ve created the ultimate list of physical activities that define us as Canadian. The ParticipACTION 150 Play List is a national program designed to encourage all Canadians to sit less and move more.
ASBA - March
A publication posted every 2 months by the Alberta School Board Association. This publication includes: Tips on communication.
Attendance Tracking and Coding
School Administrator Feedback wanted!
Graduate Level Courses for Mathematics Teachers
The Werklund School of Education is offering graduate level courses for mathematics teachers starting in July 2017.
Sessional Instructor Positions - Ambrose University
Qualified applicants are invited to apply for the following positions: Sessional Instructor, Education. These positions are an opportunity to support teacher learners outside the regular school day, teaching one of the following courses: Strategizing for Numeracy in the Elementary School;􀁸 Strategizing for Literacy in the Elementary School; Design Thinking; Leading and Supporting Inclusionary Practices in the Elementary School and Elementary Music.
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