Education Sector Workforce Planning
Attracting, developing and engaging Alberta’s K-12 education workforceA Transformation in Progress: Alberta's K-12 Education Workforce 2012/2013 provides a snapshot of Alberta's current student and teacher demographic portraits and projections. This snapshot includes information regarding student population growth, teacher supply and demand, information on specific student populations (i.e. students who speak English as a second language and those who are First Nations, Métis or Inuit) and other education workforce data.
Education Sector Workforce Planning Framework for Action
This Education Sector Workforce Planning Framework for Action is a 5-year strategic plan designed to provide proactive solutions to emerging demands in the education sector workforce. It is intended to serve as a roadmap for change in the endeavour to provide students in Alberta with access to high quality education professionals, now and in the future. The development of this comprehensive document represents the education sector’s commitment to attract, develop and retain professional teachers in Alberta’s education system. It articulates key challenges facing the education sector workforce and offers strategic recommendations aligned with the vision of having the right people with the right skills in the right places at the right times to meet the needs of learners.
Developing Possibilities and Potentials: A Mentorship Journey
|A new mentorship resource is available for educators. Developing Possibilities and Potentials: A Mentorship Journey outlines who mentors are, the benefits and challenges of mentorship and various models of mentorship. The research-based resource includes reflective questions and considerations regarding the essential elements of mentorship. This document is intended to be used digitally.|
Foreign-Prepared Teacher Bridging Program Manual - Calgary Model
|The Foreign-Prepared Teacher Bridging Program Manual presents a program model that can be offered by education partners to successfully bridge foreign-prepared teachers to certification and employment in Alberta. For further information regarding this manual and bridging programs for foreign-prepared teachers contact email@example.com|
Teacher Induction Programs to Support Beginning Teachers and Improve Teacher Retention in Northern Alberta
The Supporting Beginning Teachers Program aims to retain beginning teachers and increase beginning teacher success by supporting innovative teacher induction programs.
Since 2009, Alberta Education has funded eleven school authorities in the north to support the implementation of formal teacher induction programs designed to retain teachers new to the profession and new to Alberta. These induction programs will help beginning teachers transition from their post-secondary teacher preparation program and into the classroom.
While the long-term effects of this initiative will take time be evident, the short term, anecdotal evidence is positive, and indicates that this initiative is:
Supporting beginning teachers as they transition into the community and the classroom.
Retaining teachers in northern Alberta.
For more information contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 780-644-8328 (toll free in Alberta by dialing 310-0000 first).
Teacher Bridging to Advanced CTS Programming – Carpentry Project
This bridging program is to prepare teachers to offer advanced dual credit programs in carpentry and complements the successful three-year old bridging program for journey people, health care and information technology professionals.
To qualify for funding to support a bridging program participant in your jurisdiction, superintendents are asked to please complete the CTS application and return it to email@example.com by October 31, 2012.
- Carpentry Pilot Manual
CTS Bridge to Teacher Certification
School systems across the province face significant workforce planning challenges. Alberta Education is proactively focused on addressing the Education Sector Workforce Planning Framework for Action to address the lack of qualified CTS teachers needed to offer dual-credit advanced CTS courses to high school students.
To qualify for funding to support a bridging program participant in your jurisdiction, please complete the CTS application and return it to firstname.lastname@example.org by October 31, 2012.
- CTS Bridge to Teacher Certification Frequently Asked Questions
- CTS Bridge to Teacher Certification Manual (Complete)
- CTS Bridge to Teacher Certification Application Package (Application Only)
- News release - New program to increase specialty teachers in Alberta classroom
New bursary to attract teachers to northern Alberta communities
The new Northern Student Teacher Bursary, available this coming September, will provide financial support for post-secondary students who are interested in teaching in northern Alberta communities.
New Pathways for First Nations, Métis and Inuit teachers
Alberta Education continues to support education paraprofessionals as they study to become teachers
The Community-Based Teacher Education Program is a pilot program designed to attract and retain increased numbers of First Nations, Métis and Inuit teachers, and will support student success in Alberta’s northern and First Nations, Métis and Inuit communities.
Since 2009, Alberta Education has worked with Northland School Division and six other northern school authorities to provide financial support to up to 40 FNMI education paraprofessionals as they study to become teachers. Upon graduation, these teachers will continue to live and work in northern Alberta, and a majority of the participants will be entering the education workforce in the fall of 2013.
The video series, New Pathways, shares some of the participants’ stories and celebrates the positive impact these future teachers will have on northern and First Nations, Métis and Inuit communities and their students.
Learn more about First Nations, Métis, and Inuit (FNMI) education:
Alberta School Leadership Framework
The School Leadership Framework supports the Education Sector Workforce Planning Framework for Action, and it aims to attract, prepare, retain and engage leaders within the education sector workforce. It was developed by a committee made up of representatives from Alberta’s education sector stakeholder organizations and institutions. The framework reflects a strong consensus among Alberta’s education sector stakeholders about school leadership issues and the reforms needed to effectively address them.
Practicum funding to attract student teachers to rural Alberta communities
The Rural Practicum Program provides financial support for student teachers who do their final practicum term in a rural Alberta school authority. $2,000 is available to help with the costs of accommodation, moving and transportation. $4,000 is available to students who do their final practicum in Fort Chipewyan.
For more information contact Eleana Yun at email@example.com or phone 780-638-3317 (toll free in Alberta by dialing 310-0000 first).
Curriculum Coordinator Corner
The Curriculum Coordinator Corner is a resource that facilitates the twice yearly Curriculum Coordinator meetings. These meetings:
Are held during each school year in each of the six zones across the province.
Bring together educational leaders who are responsible for curriculum implementation in their school authorities.
Provide an opportunity for these educational leaders to better understand new programs and share feedback.