About ERLC

"Partners in adult learning for students' sake"

The Edmonton Regional Learning Consortium (ERLC) is one of seven regional consortia in Alberta established to support regional professional development needs for all those who influence student learning. We work with schools, school authorities and our seven partner organizations to create professional development opportunities in an ongoing, coordinated and cost-effective manner.

Our Vision

As an advocate for quality professional development and as a service provider, ERLC works with its partners to develop, implement and assess professional development programs and comprehensive plans that support adult learning for students' sake.

An introduction to Edmonton Regional Learning Consortium (ERLC).

Length: 1 minute 17 seconds

Our Goals

  • to facilitate professional development which supports the effective implementation of components of:
    • the Alberta Education Business Plan
    • Jurisdiction and school education plans
    • regional School Council priorities
  • to facilitate professional development which supports the effective implementation of curricula, including instruction, assessment, and student learning outcomes,
  • to coordinate, broker, and act as a referral centre to assist stakeholders to identify available professional development resources,
  • to deliver professional development based on the identified and emerging needs of educational stakeholders,
  • to promote and support the development of professional development leadership capacity, and
  • to provide educational stakeholders with access to professional development at a reasonable cost.

We plan learning opportunities based on advice from the region we serve, most often received from advisory committee members and participant feedback from sessions. We also rely on the professional literature and provincial knowledge about effective professional development and curriculum implementation. Provincial resources that guide our work include:

For more information, please contact the Executive Director.

Learn about ERLC's mission and how professional development affects Alberta's teachers.

Length: 1 minute 31 seconds

Message from ERLC Executive Director

I would like to welcome you to the Edmonton Regional Learning Consortium. The ERLC has a rich history of providing exceptional professional learning opportunities. We serve the ultimate end of high quality learning for all students by focusing our efforts on the Vison and Goals as presented in this section of our website.

The Edmonton Regional Learning Consortium offers professional learning opportunities across a broad spectrum of provincially identified areas including Concept Based Curriculum, Literacy, Numeracy, Student Competencies, First Nation, Metis and Inuit Education, Assessment, Inclusive Education, as well as areas identified by school jurisdictions, schools, school councils and teachers.

We are passionate about the moral purpose we share with education stakeholders in the province of Alberta and strive for excellence with them as a supportive and contributing partner in adult learning for student’s sake. I invite you to explore the many learning opportunities and resources provided by the Edmonton Regional Learning Consortium.

~John Waterhouse
ERLC Executive Director