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Global and Local Education
Meeting today’s needs and tomorrow’s aspirations

Narrowing the Gap in Alberta Primaries
The AI...
Global and Local Education
Meeting today’s needs and tomorrow’s aspirations

For more than a decade, Alberta has
been Cana...
Global and Local Education
Meeting today’s needs and tomorrow’s aspirations

+ One of the reasons Alberta has a world-clas...
Global and Local Education
Meeting today’s needs and tomorrow’s aspirations

AISI focused on student learning,
but perhaps...
Global and Local Education
Meeting today’s needs and tomorrow’s aspirations

AISI Impact: Embedding the professional
growt...
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  1. 1. Global and Local Education Meeting today’s needs and tomorrow’s aspirations Narrowing the Gap in Alberta Primaries The AISI Initiative The impact of 14 years of teacher-to-teacher collaboration in Alberta, Canada. “A unique success story that exists nowhere else in the world.” Professor Andy Hargreaves Professor Jim Parsons University of Alberta @WholeEducation #globalocal13 Philip McRae The Alberta Teachers' Association
  2. 2. Global and Local Education Meeting today’s needs and tomorrow’s aspirations For more than a decade, Alberta has been Canada’s highest-performing province and the highest performing English- and French- speaking jurisdiction in the world on the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) tests of student achievement. @WholeEducation #globalocal13
  3. 3. Global and Local Education Meeting today’s needs and tomorrow’s aspirations + One of the reasons Alberta has a world-class learning system is because they have a high quality curriculum, developed to ensure that it meets the needs of Alberta students now and in the future. + Curriculum changes follow a long period of consultation with teachers, principals, administrators, post-secondary institutions and others. @WholeEducation #globalocal13
  4. 4. Global and Local Education Meeting today’s needs and tomorrow’s aspirations AISI focused on student learning, but perhaps just as powerful was the professional growth of teachers. @WholeEducation #globalocal13
  5. 5. Global and Local Education Meeting today’s needs and tomorrow’s aspirations AISI Impact: Embedding the professional growth of teachers Is this the best way to narrow the gap? + improved student learning + a culture of continuous improvement + a focus on teaching and learning + innovation and creativity + shared language + classroom research @WholeEducation #globalocal13 + knowledge building + evidence-based decisions + job-embedded professional development + shared and distributed leadership + engaged parents.
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