Learning Opportunity

A Community of Practice for Principals

Facilitator: Corrie Ziegler

This is a multi-day event.

Day 1Oct 22, 2015 (9:00 am to 11:30 am MDT)
Day 2Nov 19, 2015 (9:00 am to 11:30 am MDT)
Day 3Jan 21, 2016 (9:00 am to 11:30 am MDT)
Day 4Feb 18, 2016 (9:00 am to 11:30 am MDT)
Day 5Mar 17, 2016 (9:00 am to 11:30 am MDT)
Day 6Apr 21, 2016 (9:00 am to 11:30 am MDT)
This event has multiple locations.
Day 1Edmonton (ERLC Office at Elmwood School)
Room 17/18, 16325 - 83 Avenue
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Day 2Edmonton (Florence Hallock Elem/Jr High School)
16437 87 Street NW Edmonton
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Day 3Edmonton (Monsignor Fee Otterson)
1834 Rutherford Road
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Day 4Sherwood Park (St. Theresa Catholic School)
2021 Brentwood Boulevard
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Day 5Edmonton (Harry Ainlay High School)
4350 - 111 Street
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Day 6Edmonton (Victoria School of Fine Arts)
10210 – 108 Avenue NW
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Session Code: 16-LE-054
Focus: Leadership

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 2015 to April 2016.  Principals will meet monthly (no visit will be scheduled for December) 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 seven competencies outlined in Alberta Education’s Principal Quality Practice Guideline, 2009 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 seven 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 2015, 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 current research; discuss/reflect on implications for your work as a leader.
  • Each visit will highlight/focus on one of the leadership dimensions outlined in the Principal Quality Practice Guideline: embodying visionary leadership; leading a learning community; instructional leadership; building leadership capacity; and responding to the larger societal context.  The dimensions of fostering effective relationships and managing school operations and resources will be integrated into all sessions.  You will have the opportunity to share your own experiences and strategies related to the dimension highlighted. 

This session is being offered on a cost recovery basis.

About the Facilitator

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.