Tues narrowing the gap in alberta 2pm_st.pancras

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Tues narrowing the gap in alberta 2pm_st.pancras

  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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