Notices and Events

February 13, 2018

Calling all history teachers

Nominations are being sought for the Governor General’s History Award for Excellence in Teaching. Each year, Canada’s History Society recognizes six teachers for innovative approaches to teaching Canadian history. The 2018 recipients will be awarded

• an individual cash prize of $2,500;
• a $1,000 cash prize for the recipient’s school; and
• a trip for two to Ottawa to attend the awards ceremony at Rideau Hall, the Canada’s History Forum, and the History Makers celebration dinner.

If you or a teacher you know makes history come to life in the classroom, submit a nomination or apply online today! Applications are due April 1. Further information
is available at www.CanadasHistory.ca. Questions can be directed to Joanna Dawson at jdawson@canadashistory.ca or 1-866-952-3444,
ext. 225.

Satisfaction survey underway

The Alberta Teachers’ Association is encouraging its members to answer the call if they are selected for a telephone or online survey being conducted by Alberta Education.

The ministry is currently conducting its annual stakeholder satisfaction surveys to collect public and other stakeholder perceptions of Alberta’s K–12 education system. The surveys gather responses from a random sample of parents, the general public, high school students, teachers, principals, superintendents and school board trustees. In addition to the telephone surveys, the department is piloting online surveys of teachers and the general public using the same survey instruments.

The survey responses are completely confidential and only aggregate data will be reported. The survey began in mid-January and will continue until the end of March 2018. Advanis Inc., an Alberta-based firm, has been contracted to administer the surveys.

Questions about the survey can be directed to senior manager Jim Peck at jim.peck@gov.ab.ca.