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A Community of Practice for Assistant/Vice Principals

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Facilitator(s): Corrie Ziegler
This is a multi-day event.
Day 1Oct 18, 2016 (8:30 am to 12:00 pm)
Day 2Nov 08, 2016 (8:30 am to 12:00 pm)
Day 3Feb 07, 2017 (8:30 am to 12:00 pm)
Day 4Mar 14, 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 (Archbishop MacDonald Catholic School)
14219 109 Ave NW
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Day 3Edmonton (Victoria School of Fine Arts)
10210 – 108 Avenue NW
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Day 4Leduc (St. Benedict School)
75 Alton Drive
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Course code: 17-LE-093

Target Audience

Vice/Assistant Principals, Department Heads, Curriculum Coordinators and aspiring leaders of K – 12 schools

About this learning opportunity

The Edmonton Regional Learning Consortium (ERLC) is hosting a Community of Practice for assistant/vice principals and those aspiring to leadership positions, from October 2016 to March 2017. Participants will meet four times 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:

  • Deepen understanding of/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 related to the leadership competencies; 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 on October 18, followed up with three half-day visits to 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 assistant 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.