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Promoting Success with Arab Immigrant Students Teacher Resources

This document was developed by Alberta teachers to assist classroom teachers and school administrators throughout Alberta to better understand the culture and needs of Arab immigrant students in their schools. This is the fourth resource in a series developed by the Canadian Multicultural Education Foundation (CMEF) in partnership with the Alberta Teachers' Association. It is intended to promote the success of students from Arab immigrant families and strengthen school-community connections within the Arab community.
(AR-CMEF-4, 2016 04, 36 pp) 




Creating a Compassionate Classroom

Creating a Compassionate Classroom
is a reference booklet for teachers about the mental health needs of their students. The most important factor for success in dealing with a mental health issue is support—and teachers are an important part of their students’ support system. This booklet provides teachers with information on common mental health issues, tools to help identify students in need and resources to help teachers make referrals to mental health professionals.
(COOR-79e, 2015-12, 44 pp)




Building School Leadership Capacity Through Cognitive Coaching


This research report is a program evaluation of the Leader2Leader (L2L) Program designed by the Association for newly-appointed school principals. The L2L Program was delivered over a two-year timeframe and featured Cognitive Coaching as the framework for peer mentoring. The results of this report show that all of the participants of the study placed high value on the L2L Program’s ongoing professional learning design.
(COOR-101-6, 2015 12, 52 pp)





Renewing Alberta’s Promise: A Great School for All 
This publication both stems from an international symposium on curriculum change, “‘Off the Charts’: International Dialogue on Redesigning Curriculum in Alberta,” and extends the work of A Great School for All—Transforming Education in Alberta, a blueprint document for sustaining innovation in Alberta’s K–12 sector. Foregrounding the core value of equity in public education, this research publication outlines opportunities for educational renewal and for co-creating a great school for all.
(COOR-101-3, 2015 08, 51 pp)

A Principal's Guide to Teacher Induction 
This guide is designed to help principals develop a plan and a network of school-based supports for the successful induction of the beginning teacher.
(PD-182, 2015 08, 76 pp)

GSAs and QSAs in Alberta Schools: A Guide for Teachers 
Drawing upon current legislation, law, educational policy and research, this guide describes how best to create and sustain gay–straight alliances (GSAs) or queer–straight alliances (QSAs) in Alberta schools.
(PD-80-6 2015 08, 60 pp)

PD Survey 2014: A retrospective brief 
This publication presents the results of a survey that the Association conducted in 2014 on effective professional development available to teachers in Alberta.
(PD-183 2015 07, 33 pp)

Coaching to Support Inclusion: A Principal's Guide 
This resource guide is designed for school principals as a self-paced program to explore the use of coaching to support the development of inclusive practices. The information and workshop outlines included in this resource support dialogue and collaboration at the school level by providing a multitude of meaningful and engaging activities for school staffs.
(COMM-196 2015 04, 137 pp)

The State of Inclusion in Alberta Schools 
This report outlines the research project undertaken by the Blue Ribbon Panel on Inclusive Education in Alberta Schools. Analysis of the data collected from surveys, focus groups and interviews feeds into the four key findings that the report highlights, and informs a productive overview of the panel’s recommendations for the successful implementation of inclusive education.
(COOR-101-5 2015 04, 44 pp)

Teaching and Learning Conditions in Alberta: A Global Perspective 
This report offers an analysis of the results of the 2013 Teaching and Learning International Survey (TALIS) in relation to six studies focused on Alberta teachers undertaken within the past three years. Examining and comparing the TALIS and Alberta studies, this report identifies key areas of concern and opportunity related to Alberta’s teaching and learning conditions.
(COOR-101-2 2015 02, 32 pp)

Inclusive Education in Alberta Schools: Getting it Right
This companion document contains excerpts from the Report of the Blue Ribbon Report on Inclusive Education in Alberta Schools.
(PD-170-1a 2015 05, 29 pp)
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Digital Reporting and Digital Assessment Tools: Evaluating their Value and their Impact 
This study examines how the use of digital reporting and assessment tools is affecting student learning, the workload of teachers and principals, and overall assessment practices. Technology comes with great potential. However, as this study reveals, the implementation of digital reporting and assessment tools must be navigated thoughtfully.
(COOR-101-1 2014 12, 64 pp)

Exploring the Development of Teacher Efficacy Through Professional Learning Experiences 
Teacher efficacy is the confidence teachers have about their ability to influence how well their students learn. This report examines the relationship between the various kinds of professional development teachers engage in and the resulting effectiveness of their teaching practice. Using focus groups, questionnaires and current research on the subject, the authors provide insight into how teachers’ individual and collective learning can improve student learning. (PD-86-29, 2014 10, 74 pp)

The Future of the Principalship in Canada 
This publication identifies and examines the trends that will shape the work of Canada’s school leaders. Five hundred principals from across Canada participated in this study, which was a joint undertaking of the Alberta Teachers’ Association and the Canadian Association of Principals.
(COOR-100ext, 2014 07, 147 pp)

Report of the Blue Ribbon Panel on Inclusive Education in Alberta Schools 
This report presents the key findings and recommendations of the Blue Ribbon Panel on Inclusive Education in Alberta Schools, established by the Association to provide an arm’s-length investigation into this topic of critical importance. Directed to Alberta’s education stakeholders, the 38 recommendations are intended to ensure that ensure that teachers have the supports they need to create effective learning environments and that students are successful in an inclusive system.
(PD-170-1, 2014 08, 120 pp)

Teachers on the March 
This monograph chronicles the largest teachers' strike in Alberta's history, including the events leading up to the 2002 strike and its aftermath.
(COOR-95, 2014 08, 101 pp)

A Week in the Life of Alberta School Leaders 
An ATA Research Update: July 2014
This time diary study reports on the workload of Alberta school leaders, documenting and analyzing the activities that administrators undertake in a typical day.
(PD-86-28, 2014 07, 18 pp)

Reflections on Teaching: Teacher Efficacy and the Professional Capital of Alberta Teachers 
An ATA Research Update: April 2014
This document contains the final report on a study that examined the factors that influence teachers' sense of professional efficacy and their personal well-being.
(PD-86-27, 2014 04, 70 pp)

The Future is Growing Together: Building the professional capital of teachers in Rocky View Schools 
This publication reports on a study that Rocky View Local No 35, with the assistance of the provincial Association, undertook to identify and understand the root causes of the challenges facing teachers in Rocky View. (COOR-98, 2014 03, 43 pp)

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