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Monday, April 10 • 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Educators’ Professional Learning in Alberta and Canada: Sharing promising practices, addressing challenges and developing future action

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Join a conversation about promising practices, challenges to be addressed and possibilities to be advanced for professional learning. This session will provide ten key features of professional learning identified in a recently conducted study of educators’ professional learning in Canada. Major lessons for consideration are that: there is “no one size fits all” approach to professional learning, there is need for differentiated, varied, multiple and flexible opportunities throughout an educators’ career; access to equitable resources for engaging in quality professional learning requires attention; and the balance between teacher, school and system leadership is complex and contested. We will release the findings of a linked case study of professional learning in Alberta, which includes findings from focus groups with participants at uLead16 and examples from Alberta schools and districts. We are pleased to launch the Alberta case study report at uLead17. Finally, we will engage in a discussion of potential next steps for continuing the conversations, evidence and actions to improve professional learning across Canada (and beyond).

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Carol Campbell

Carol Campbell is known for her commitment to combining evidence from professional knowledge and research to develop capacity for educational improvement. Carol’s career has spanned academic, education and government roles in Canada, USA and UK with a track record of contributing... Read More →
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Audrey Hobbs-Johnson

 Senior Consultant with Learning Forward and Project Manager for the State of Educators’ Professional Learning in Canada study

Pamela Osmond-Johnson

Assistant Professor, University of Regina
Pamela Osmond-Johnson is a former K-12 teacher and school leader, originally from Newfoundland. She is currently an assistant professor of Education at the University of Regina

Monday April 10, 2017 2:30pm - 3:30pm MDT
Alhambra Room