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A Community of Practice for Principals

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Facilitator(s): Corrie Ziegler
This is a multi-day event.
Day 1Oct 20, 2016 (8:30 am to 12:00 pm)
Day 2Nov 17, 2016 (8:30 am to 12:00 pm)
Day 3Jan 19, 2017 (8:30 am to 12:00 pm)
Day 4Feb 16, 2017 (8:30 am to 12:00 pm)
Day 5Mar 16, 2017 (8:30 am to 12:00 pm)
Day 6Apr 20, 2017 (8:30 am to 12:00 pm)
This event has multiple locations.
Day 1Edmonton (ERLC Office at Elmwood School)
Room 17/18, 16325 - 83 Avenue
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Day 2Edmonton (Eastglen High School)
11430 68 Street NW
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Day 3Bon Accord (Lilian Schick School)
4509-54 Avenue
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Day 4Beaumont (École Dansereau Meadows School)
5907 Rue Eaglemont
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Day 5Sherwood Park (Fultonvale Elementary Junior High)
52029 Range Road 224
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Day 6Spruce Grove (Prescott Learning Centre)
340 Pioneer Road
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Course code: 17-LE-084

Target Audience

Principals of K – 12 schools

About this learning opportunity

The Edmonton Regional Learning Consortium (ERLC) is hosting a one-year Community of Practice for principals from October 2016 to April 2017. Principals will meet monthly to engage in personal professional learning that includes school visits to view exemplary leadership in action, professional dialogue, networking, and reflection.

The goals of this project are to:

  • Observe how the competencies outlined in Alberta Education’s draft School Leadership Standard are “lived” in today’s schools, within the context of ongoing change and limited resources. 
  • Engage in examining research (including the host principal’s own “action research”) related to the leadership dimensions; connect research to your own practice; and reflect on implications for your work as leader in your school.


  • The series will begin with a half day orientation session in October 2016, followed up with five half-day visits to five Edmonton area schools (a combination of elementary, junior high, and high schools).   
  • At each school, you will engage in dialogue/Q&A with the host principal; tour key areas of the school; connect to the competencies in the draft School Leadership Standard; review current research; share artifacts, discuss/reflect on implications for your work as a leader.
  • Each visit will highlight/focus on 1 - 2 of the leadership competencies outlined in the draft School Leadership Standard.  You will have the opportunity to share your own experiences and strategies related to the competencies highlighted. 

Please note that if you have attended the David Irvine session on October 7, 2016, you or your staff will be eligible to receive two complimentary registrations to any ERLC sessions valued at $50 per session.

This session is being offered on a cost recovery basis.

About the facilitator(s)

Corrie Ziegler has been an educator for over 36 years and prior to joining Edmonton Regional Learning Consortium, she worked as a teacher, principal, supervisor and director with Edmonton Public Schools. She has led AISI projects, managed teams, and has facilitated numerous sessions on a broad spectrum of topics related to teaching and learning.  Corrie believes in the power of collaboration and has coached numerous learning communities in working together to achieve high levels of engagement and learning for all students.