2020 CASS Fall Conference
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
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
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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.
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”.
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