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Study and Go Abroad Fair - International University and Student Expo
Study and Go Abroad Fair is a free event, and offers students a great opportunity to meet with colleges and universities from around the world, to learn about post-secondary options. Where: BMO Centre at Stampede Park, Calgary. Target Audience: High School Students. When: Saturday, October 20. Expo: 1:00 - 5:00 pm. Seminars: 12:00 - 5:00 pm. Please find attached the event poster.
Making and Makerspaces in Contemporary Classrooms
Learn about Coding, Exploration of Maker Resources and What's Happening in Making? July 8, 2018 1-4 pm. Facilitators: Jennifer Lock and Paula Hollohan
Graduation Message from Minister Eggen
With graduation season just around the corner, schools across Alberta are beginning to plan ceremonies and celebrations. Alberta Education knows how much graduation means to the students, their teachers and school communities, so Minister Eggen has recorded a congratulatory video message for schools to include as part of their graduation celebrations this spring, should they choose to.
2019 - 2023 Four Year Plan Process
From March 2018 – March 2019, RVS will engage stakeholders in a four-year planning process based on the the desire to inspire, gain insight, and build capacity through the introduction of a learning narrative, that defines how RVS teaches, learns, and assesses student learning, as well as solidifies an evaluative framework in which to monitor and assess the jurisdiction’s progress.
Online Postgraduate Diploma in Education with Inclusive Education Focus
Université de Saint-Boniface offering a postgraduate Diploma in Education with Inclusive Education specialization (via the internet). Application deadlines: Fall session - August 1st; Spring session - April 1.
Mental Health Online PL Resources - 2018
Mental Health Online Resources for Educators (MORE) is in its fifth year of providing FREE online professional development for teachers and school staff, made possible through the ongoing support of the Alberta Children's Hospital Foundation, The University of Calgary and Suncor Energy Foundation. The Winter/Spring 2018 topic list is available now.
Two-Day Visible Learning Institute with John Hattie
In partnership with Calgary Regional Consortium, join us for this two-day institute designed to provide you with the tools to identify key takeaways from the Visible Learning research. Learn about the five strands of Visible Learning, and identify the difference between influences that impact student achievement. When: August 23 & 24, 2018. Time: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm. Where: Coast Plaza Hotel & Conference Centre, Calgary. Cost: $399 with promo code (original price $540). Please see the attached flyer for details and to register.
K-9 Little Inventors of Canada
The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC/CRSNG) wants to make Canada a country of innovators and foster a spirit of scientific exploration for all. They have brought Little Inventors to Canada, to help turn the next generation into the superstar inventors of the future! teachers and their students can participate in Inventions for Space, the 2017 Space Challenge as well as Magnificent Makers. Check it out!
Bringing Mental Health to Schools
Mental health literacy is the foundation for mental health promotion, prevention and care and can be successfully implemented through classroom based curriculum interventions that have been scientifically shown to improve mental health related outcomes for students and also for their teachers. This Canadian-developed, nationally and internationally researched resource is now available online through UBC Faculty of Education. This self-paced online, modular curriculum resource is for educators teaching grades 8 - 10. • LEARN how to implement mental health strategies into your curriculum • UPGRADE your own mental health literacy skills • OBTAIN a UBC Certificate of Completion (optional) • Register anytime by following the link below.
PAT Exam Schedule
Starting in the 2017/2018 school year, grades 6 and 9 Provincial Achievement Tests will be administered to students in an administration window provided by Alberta Education rather than according to pre-set schedules.
Ingenium - Free Science Curriculum Resources
Ingenium – Canada’s Museums of Science and Innovation is pleased to announce this year’s Educational Programs. These Educational Programs allow students to explore a range of amazing programming and digital content on the theme of human ingenuity. Programs link directly to Ontario and Quebec curricula, but can be adapted to reach the science curriculum of most provinces and territories.
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.
PL eBooks for RVS Teachers
Click here to access over 100 FREE current professional online resources.
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