Educator Roles & Professional Development

The role of the teacher as guide, coach and career mentor, and the role of the administrator as instructional leader, are supported through professional development opportunities with collaborative and collegial school environments and professional learning communities.

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Keynote: Do You Practice What You Teach? Looking at High School Redesign From Four Lenses – Joanne Polec

MFWHSR Collaborative Day, October 5, 2017

Is your teaching worthy? How often have you critically reflected on your practice? Are your students involved in this process of self-reflection? What role do your colleagues play in the reflection process? How has professional learning and research played a role in your approaches to teaching? Does this professional learning translate to the classroom? Joanne will endeavor to answer these questions by providing a framework for critical reflection, a more meaningful understanding of High School Redesign, and a deeper understanding of what collaborative efficacy and collective capacity building can look like.

The High School Completion Took Kit: Working Together to Support Students at Risk of Not Completing High School – Krystal Abrahamowicz

MFWHSR Collaborative Day, October 5, 2017

When families, schools, and community organisations work together to weave a web of support around vulnerable youth, it significantly increases the likelihood of high school completion. Leadership matters in designing these powerful and effective cultures of collaboration. In this session for school leaders, we will use the High School Completion Tool Kit to explore how to design collaborative cultures in schools that support school completion along the continuum of supports – from prevention, to identification, to intervention and specialised supports. Designed for use by school teams, the Tool Kit supports leaders in designing their own comprehensive process for supporting youth at risk of not completing high school. As schools work in partnership with parents, students, internal partners, and community organisations, this tool offers structures for on-going planning and communication.

Supporting Schools with High School Redesign: District and School Collaboration – Lisa Steele and Karyn Barber

MFWHSR Collaborative Day, October 5, 2017

This session will be a sharing session among district leaders and administrators on how to support high schools in their work around High School Redesign. We will share processes and structures used in Chinook’s Edge School Division and will facilitate a conversation among district leaders to share promising practices.

Engaging in the Process of MFWHSR – Gregg McNeil, Shelly Cloke

MFWHSR Collaborative Day, October 6, 2016

The Changing Role of Teacher Learning: Professional Development as a Platform for Improving Student Learning – Vincent Hunter, Christie Jensen

MFWHSR Collaborative Day, October 6, 2016

Put Me In, Coach! Using Instructional Coaching for Targeted Professional Development – Tom Wasylenko, Vince Bustamante, Nicole Lafreniere

MFWHSR Collaborative Day, October 6, 2016

Building Capacity Across Your System For High School Redesign – Leslie Owen and Josh Hill

MFWHSR Collaborative Day, October 1, 2015

Responding to and Directing Your Project: Successes, Challenges and Continued Growth – Mark McCrudden

MFWHSR Collaborative Day, October 1, 2015

Supporting Schools with High School Redesign a District Conversation – Carol Koran, Elizabeth Coldbeck, Laureen Lailey

MFWHSR Collaborative Day, October 1, 2015

Using Data to Inform Your Work – Eleana Yun and Anthony Warren

MFWHSR Collaborative Day, October 1, 2015

Northern Zone Wiki

Northern Alberta has created this digital space for sharing tools and continuing conversations within their zone.
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Northern Zone Wiki

Southern Zone Wiki

Rocky View School Division has developed a resource and collaboration area that includes articles, videos, examples of how schools created conditions for change and a collaboration area.
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Southern Zone Wiki

Imagine There’s No Carnegie Unit

The story of the initially reluctant math department illustrates how it, like all the other departments, reinvigorated the curriculum, pedagogy, and student and teacher engagement..

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Kids Speak Out on Student Engagement

Hear what these students had to say to their teacher about what engages them as learners.

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Kids Speak Out on Student Engagement

14 Things That are Obsolete in 21st Century Schools

Saying it’s always been done a certain way isn’t justification for resisting change. A list of persons, places and things that are obsolete in 21st century schools intended to inspire discussion about the future of education.

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14 Things That Are Obsolete in 21st Century Schools

Letting Go of the Reins to Allow for Student Self-Advocacy

The best gift we can offer students is the ability to know what they need, to articulate what they know and how best to ask for help.

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Letting Go of the Reins to Allow for Student Self-Advocacy

What Can We Do About Teacher Resistance? ~ Jim Knight

If school leaders understand the nature of resistance, they can improve their relationships with teachers and increase teacher implementation of proven practices.

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Wish List: Piecing Together an Ideal School From the Ground Up

It all started as an effort to shine a spotlight on creative schools and teaching practices all over the country and became the inspiration for a new school…

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Wish List: Piecing Together an Ideal School From the Ground Up

Easing Into the 3 E’s ~ Tim Cusack, Vern Slipetz & Vince Bustamante

How Facing Our Fears Can Be a Catalyst for Lasting Change ~ Josie Nagtegaal

Moving Forward with High School Redesign in a Small School ~ Danica Martin

Supporting Professional Learning: Empowering Staff Through Choice & Inclusion ~ Kenzie Rushton

The Journey of Our Math Department ~ Janine Klevgaard

High School Redesign for System Leaders

Jurisdictional presentation from Chris Smeaton and Kurt Sacher
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Beaverlodge Regional High School

Cochrane High School Redesign

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Cochrane High School

Supporting Professional Learning – Empowering Staff Through Choice and Inclusion

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Supporting Professional Learning - Empowering Staff Through Choice and Inclusion

High School Redesign 101 – Edmonton Session

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High School Redesign 101 - Edmonton Session

 

Additional Materials

Simon Sinek: Start With Why