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2019 CASS / ASBOA Summer Learning Conference

Details

All CASS and ASBOA members are invited to participate in the annual province-wide Summer Learning Conference, scheduled for August 13 (evening) – 16, 2019 at the Pomeroy Kananaskis Mountain Lodge. The Conference will provide an opportunity for professional learning during a family-friendly event in beautiful Kananaskis Country.

The CASS/ASBOA Summer Learning Conference will use the Learning Module approach to design learning.

Learning Modules are designed to deepen and apply system leaders professional practice with opportunities to examine Alberta context through a community of inquiry approach based on research.  Learning modules begin with a focus on personal capacity leading to the valuable role system leaders play in supporting quality school leadership and teaching to create optimum learning for all students in Alberta.

While this professional learning design is separate from the Leadership Certification work the Ministry and selected Post Secondaries Institutions are currently building, it is anticipated that delegates will have the opportunity to complete the Superintendent Leadership Certification In-Service that will provide the certification required to hold a Chief Superintendent position in Alberta after September 1, 2019.

CASS professional learning modules provide an opportunity to apply learning related to the Superintendent Leadership Quality Standard through one or more competencies.

Learning modules provide an opportunity for ASBOA members to deepen learning based on members needs and professional practice standards identified by ASBOA.

A schedule of which Learning Modules will be offered will be determined by end of May 2019 and will be chosen from:

  • Building Effective Relationships
  • Visionary Leadership
  • Leading Learning
  • Ensuring First Nations, Métis and Inuit Education for All Students
  • Supporting Effective Governance
  • Ethical Leadership in Education
  • Inclusive Education
  • Human Resources
  • Legal Issues
  • Operations and Finance

Additional Information

Recreational Activities
A list of activities that delegates, and family members may participate in the afternoon of August 15 is available via the hotel website on under the “explore” tab. These include canoeing, guided hiking, cycling, horseback riding, rock climbing, etc. https://lodgeatkananaskis.com/ 

There will also be an opportunity to sign up for golf and details will be available end of May.

Learning Module Descriptions

Learning Module Descriptions are underway… Please check again in May.

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Learning Modules are designed to deepen and apply system leaders professional practice with opportunities to examine Alberta context through a community of inquiry approach based on research.  Learning modules begin with a focus on personal capacity leading to the valuable role system leaders play in supporting quality school leadership and teaching to create optimum learning for all students in Alberta.

Professional learning modules are informed by Alberta, Canadian, and international research on high performing school districts. Through facilitated critical examination of their individual and collective leadership practices in collaboration with other system educational leaders, participants will co-construct and share strategies for enacting the specific SLQS Competency  addressed in a 15-hour professional learning module.

Learner Commitment

This form of professional learning requires a high level of learner commitment. Participants will be asked to draw upon their professional experiences, analyze case scenarios, and collaboratively examine research to design action plans that address self-identified problems of system leadership practice. In addition to the Summer Conference, required pre-reading and an overview will be provided in a one-hour webinar or teleconference in June. A culminating follow-up session will take place during the CASS Fall Pre-Conference. In this final session, participants will share evidence of their action plan’s impact and generate ideas for next steps with a small group of their participating peers.

Who Should Attend?

Superintendent and system leaders interested in building their own and as a result others capacity.  In-depth learning is intended to change practice and positively impact student learning and school authority success.

Learning modules are focused on individual capacity building.  A dedicated time for system action planning will be provided on Friday morning in addition to.  Plan to attend based on building your own capacity knowing that your learning will contribute to system success.

Participants in the CASS Professional Learning Modules will

  1. Enhance their capacity to draw upon research-informed, interrelated sets of knowledge, skills, and attitudes (competencies) and apply these to their particular leadership contexts in order to support quality leadership, teaching and optimum learning.
  2. Contribute to the career-long improvement of their professional leadership through enhanced understanding of evidence-informed self-reflection, collaborative inquiry, complex problem solving, and job-embedded application of learning.
  3. Strengthen their abilities to develop and sustain inclusive environments in which diversity is embraced and all members of the school community are welcomed, safe, cared for, and respected.

Speakers

Goal:

CASS and ASBOA members will have the opportunity to complete a professional learning module, to support the work they do as System Leaders.

CASS professional learning goal for 2018-2019:

Deepening the understanding and applying the learning to further a commitment to action and support implementation of the professional practice standard(s).

Date(s):

August 13 (evening) – 16, 2019

Location:

Pomeroy Kananaskis Mountain Lodge (formerly Delta Hotels Kananaskis Lodge)
Guest rooms are currently SOLD OUT. Please send an email to claudine.cortes@cass.ab.ca for more information.