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Creating and Sustaining Meaningful Professional Learning

Facilitator(s): Corrie Ziegler
Louise Osland
This is a multi-day event.
Day 1May 01, 2020 (9:00 am to 3:30 pm)
Day 2May 15, 2020 (9:00 am to 3:30 pm)
(includes lunch, which is not prepared in a nut/gluten-free environment)
Location: Edmonton (ERLC Office at Elmwood School)
Room 17/18, 16325 - 83 Avenue
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Course code: 20-LE-089

Target Audience

Lead teachers; School-based Administrators; Instructional Coaches; Learning Coaches; Department Heads; District Leaders/Consultants; Superintendents

About this learning opportunity

Is your professional learning plan a ‘program’ or a series of disconnected events?  How can you create meaningful, and sustaining professional learning with your staff, that results in improved student learning and student success?  As a leader, how can you effectively support professional learning in your school or district? Join us for this two part series to explore these questions.  We encourage you to attend in school teams.

May 1

  • Introduction of a 7 step model that outlines a process for creating meaningful professional learning plans (Killion);
  • Connecting the model to your current professional learning plan for your school or district;
  • Learning from two leaders who have collaborated to create professional learning plans for their two staffs.  They will share their insights into the successes and challenges related to meaning professional learning for adults;
  • You will be encouraged to take the model back to your school, and engage your staff in beginning the process of creating professional learning plans for 2020/21.

May 15

  • Introduction of a model to evaluate your professional learning plan (Killion);
  • Connecting the model to your draft professional learning plan for 2020/21.

Walk away with a clear idea of the key elements of quality professional learning that results in student learning and success, and how as a leader, you can support that learning in your school or district.  

This session addresses the LQS competencies

  • #1: Fostering Effective Relationships
  • #2: Modeling Commitment to Professional Learning
  • #3: Embodying Visionary Leadership
  • #4: Leading a Learning Community
  • #8: Managing School Operations and Resources
  • #9: Understanding and Responding to the Larger Societal Context

This session addresses the TQS competencies

  • #2: Engaging in Career-Long Learning
  • #3: Demonstrating a Professional Body of Knowledge
  • #4: Establishing Inclusive Learning Environments

This learning opportunity is being subsidized through funding from Alberta Education.

About the facilitator(s)

Corrie Ziegler has been an educator for over 39 years. Prior to joining Edmonton Regional Learning Consortium, Corrie served as a teacher, principal, supervisor and director with Edmonton Public Schools, where she led numerous districtwide projects, managed complex teams, and facilitated professional learning sessions on a broad spectrum of topics related to teaching and learning. Corrie has her Master’s degree from the University of Alberta, and was a finalist in Alberta's Excellence in Teaching awards program. 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.

Louise Osland has been an educator for over 40 years and prior to joining Edmonton Regional Learning Consortium, she worked as a teacher, principal and supervisor with Edmonton Public Schools. She has led AISI projects, managed teams, facilitated sessions and collaborated with colleagues on a broad spectrum of topics related to teaching and learning. Louise’s areas of interest include the new Career and Technology Foundations curriculum, Learning Commons, Moving Forward with High School Redesign, and exploring the transitioning from teacher-centered to learner-centered learning.