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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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