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2020 CASS Fall Conference

PDF  Fall Conference 2019 Highlights

Conference Details

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Keynote Speakers

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Conference Reading and Resource Materials

Don’t Let Tough Times Go to Waste – Message to CASS members from Santiago Rincón-Gallardo

Dr. Santiago Rincón-Gallardo has shared his research for the past number of CASS learning opportunities. He has provided this message based on his understanding of the Alberta context, his recent research and the opportunity he has had to work provincially as well as with individual districts in Alberta.

The intent of CASS Learning Guides is to apply research, deepen understanding and enhance professional practice within the Alberta context.  With a focus on optimum learning for all students, a Learning Guide provides an opportunity to grow system leader knowledge, resulting in quality school leadership and quality teaching throughout Alberta. Learning Guides include a summary of the resource, connections to the Alberta context and suggested questions for reflection and dialogue.

CASS Learning Guide on Essential Features of Effective Networks in Education CASS Learning Guide on Liberating Learning – Education Change as a Social Movement

Presenter Contacts and Resource Materials

World Café Discussion

Fall 2019 CASS Role Alike Summary

Previous Learning with  Rincón-Gallardo – March 2019


Santiago Rincón-Gallardo – Liberating Learning: Chapter 4 – Occupy the Pedagogical Arena
Santiago Rincón-Gallardo – Essential features of Effective Networks in Education

Fullan and Santiago Rincón-Gallardo past presentation materials


Conference Supporters


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Conference Update

Based on Alberta Health’s COVID-19 ceiling of 100 in-person participants indoors, consideration is being given to hosting this year’s conference as a hybrid in-person and virtual professional learning event. Details and registration information will be shared once finalized.

Registration coming soon...

Due to the cancellation of the Annual Learning Conference, the Retirement Banquet will now be held in conjunction with the Fall Conference.

Congratulations to the following CASS members whose retirement will be celebrated on Thursday, November 5, 2020.

  • Bob Allen
  • Janice Aubry
  • *Barb Brochu
  • *Joan Burke
  • *Jeannie Everett
  • Chris Farquharson
  • Manny Ferreirinha
  • Michael Hauptman
  • *Stu Henry
  • *Brett Huculak
  • *Metro Huculak
  • *Dalene Imeson
  • **Rik Jesse
  • David Keohane
  • *Ruth Kuik
  • *Judy MacKay
  • Cathy McCauley
  • *Glenn McClure
  • **Charlie McCormack
  • **Lorne McDonald
  • *Doug Nicholls
  • **Violet Parsons-Pack
  • **Lorne Parker
  • Nick Radujko
  • Chris Smeaton
  • *Lissa Steele
  • Gary Strother
  • Richard Svoboda
  • Colleen Symyrozum-Watt
  • Dr. Norman Yanitski (retired in 2018-2019)

*unable to attend

Retirees on this list are the retirees that gave CASS explicit permission to be acknowledged.


CASS Professional Learning Goal – 2019-20

Deepening the understanding and applying the learning to support implementation of professional practice.


November 4 (evening) - 6, 2020


Conference occurs at the Deerfoot Inn and Conference Centre, 1000, 11500 – 35 Street SE Calgary, Alberta T2Z 3W4

Group code: 2020CASS or state “with CASS or College of Alberta School Superintendents”.

Reservations may be made by calling toll free: 1-888-875-4667 or hotel direct: 403-236-7529, by email: reservations@dfic.ca or online: www.deerfootinn.com (enter dates on first page, will redirect to next page, click “add code”, click “group attendee”, enter group code , click “complete reservation” and proceed with personal information)