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Alberta Education

By Michelle and Scott

Michelle Brinson

on 20 July 2009

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Transcript of Alberta Education

Alberta Education Parents Students Teachers Admin-
istrators Branches
Divisions Budgets
Choice 4.
Education Tips 2.
Issues 5.
Resources 1.
How to
Study 3.
Diploma Exams 5.
Graduation 4.
Resources 2.
Transcripts 2.
Guidelines 3.
Resources 1.
Publications 5.
First Nations
Metis and
Inuit Education 4.
Health 5.
Education 2.
Planning Accountability
Reporting Learning
Supports People
Resources Program
and Standards Strategic
Services Communications 1.
Role of
Boards 3.
Council 4.
Five Year
Agreements People Resources Section
Provide advice on human resource management, teacher development, and certification programs
Build, strengthen, and promote quality education sector workforce
Promote and maintain positive, safe, and healthy workforces
Provide informed advice and direction in regards to workforce issues
Ensure provincial standards are promoted and met (in relation to certified teachers, school leaders, and human resources)
Policy planning and development impacting education sector workforce
Support COATS and the Certification Appeal Committee (ensures TQSs are maintained)
Certify teachers
Provide advice and direction for emergency and pandemic planning
Implement Alberta Public Service Workforce Plan to attract, develop, and engage employees
Accountability and Reporting Division
Continuous improvement of student learning
Defines and supports outcomes based accountability
Develops, manages and reports on Accountability Framework, performance measures, assessment of students, surveys of parents, teachers, superintendents, school board members & the public
Develops processes for teachers to assess and report to parents on student progress and achievement
Develops accountability frameworks for projects as well as conducts evaluations on programming and research for K-12 education
Coordinates provincial participation in national and international assessments
Develops and manages information and technology systems for data collection, analysis, reporting, and decision making
Communications Branch
Work with department staff and education stakeholders
Enhance communications advice, planning, and media relations
Facilitate communication with the Ministry
Learning Supports Division
Leadership and support services to meet students’ needs and improve student learning
Facilitate the exchange of promising practices and innovative ideas
Enhance effective and collaborative relationships between school authorities and stakeholders
Support and lead school boards with infrastructure, technology innovation, and changing educational needs
Support program, policy, and initiative implementation
Ensures compliance with Ministry requirements
Produces and distributes learning and support resources and equipment for visually and perceptually impaired students
Provide advice and direction on international education matters
Strategic Services Division
Provide strategic and corporate services to the Ministry
Lead Ministry policy development, research, as well as strategic, business, operational, and project management planning
Provide leadership to develop and implement Ministry’s public involvement framework
Collaborate to support continuous improvement in teaching and learning through AISI projects
Support Ministry involvement in the Council of Ministers of Education
Coordinate inter-provincial and territorial initiatives
Prepare budget estimates and financial statements
Analyze health and financial management for school jurisdictions
Program Development and Standards Division
Collaborate with stakeholders to develop KSAs that students need to reach their potential for lifelong learning, work and citizenship, as well as engage their passions and interests
Develop and support relevant and responsive programs of study and standards
Develop or acquire print and digital resources to support effective teaching and learning
Support curriculum implementation
Lead Ministry’s International Education Strategy implementation

The best Kindergarten to Grade 12 education system in the world.


Education inspires and enables students to achieve success and fulfillment as citizens in a changing world. Mission:

The Ministry of Education, through its leadership,
partnerships and work with the public – including
stakeholders – inspires, motivates and provides the
necessary tools and opportunities for every child to
attain the knowledge, skills and attributes required for
lifelong learning, self-sufficiency, work and


Every child has access to educational opportunities needed to develop knowledge, skills and attributes required for an enriched society and a sustainable economy.
Core Business and Goals:

Core Business:
Lead and support the educational system so that all students are successful at learning

1.High quality learning opportunities for all.
2.Excellence in student learning outcomes.
3.Success for First Nations, Métis, and Inuit students.
4.Highly responsive and responsible education system.
Your Tax
At Work Budget 09:

$6.3 Billion spent on education
Student Instruction and CSI increased by 4.8%
Operational grants increased by 3.8%
Transportation increased by 3%
$1.7 billion over the next 3 years to support 135 previously approved capital projects Information for parents includes:
Role of Parents: Working together, school councils, tips, and common questions
Our Education System: About teachers, our students, our future, facts on funding, fees & fundraising, French language programs, school year operating schedule, and schools & school boards
School Choice: Public, separate, francophone, private & charter schools, and home education
Resources for Parents: Curriculum handbooks, curriculum summaries, achievement tests & diploma exams, AISI, and the learning team
Additional Programs and Services: AISI and Student Health
Information for students includes:
Role of Students: Opportunities, common questions from students, and Speak Out website
Homework Help: Helpful resources
Preparing for Diploma Exams: Guides for students, previous exams & answer keys, exam rewrites, and forms
High School Graduation: High School Equivalency Diploma
Career Planning Resources: Tips and information about choosing different learning opportunities and career directions
Alberta Student Number: Find your Alberta student number
High School Transcripts: Release dates for diploma exam results, transcript requests, statements of courses, and marks on-line
International Education: Student exchange, awards, events, and resources for travelers
Information for Teachers includes:
Role of teachers: PD and teaching careers
Teaching Resources: Connection newsletter, cross-curricular initiatives, and LearnAlberta.ca
Teacher Certification: Professional conduct, standards, certification, and the Teacher Development & Certification Website Survey
Safe and Caring Schools: Research, character & citizenship, bullying, and resources
First Nations, Metis, and Inuit Education: Languages, culture, curriculum, policy, and resources
Programs of Study
Teachers’ Pension
Information for Administrators includes:
Role of School Boards
Funding and Accountability: Accountability Pillar, funding manual, financial statements, and funding rates
Special Education: Services, policies, programming, funding, training, and resources
Student Health: Health & Wellness and Children’s Services
Provincial Testing: Results, diploma exams & achievement tests, forms, and national & international testing
Administrative Resources, Publications, and Forms: Guide to Education, Health & Safety, school information package, planning, provincial satisfaction surveys, and publications
Technology in Schools: Technology standards, planning & policies, assistive technology for learning, and Alberta Supernet
Education Sector Workforce Planning: Attracting, developing, and engaging AB K-12 Education Sector Workforce
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