Short-term exchanges for principals and teachers are a job shadow experience for one to two weeks. You are billeted by your exchange counterpart and work-shadow in your exchange partner’s school. You then host your counterpart for one to two weeks so they can experience the Alberta education system. You and your partner arrange cultural visits to correspond with the interests of both parties. You cover the cost of travel. There are no application fees and the program secures the exchange and provides pre- and post-exchange support.
For more information on exchanges for administrators, download a copy of the Exchanging Minds: Short-Term Administrator and Teacher Exchanges brochure.
Opportunities exist in Germany, Spain, Denmark and the United Kingdom. You typically travel during the summer months, and you typically host your counterpart in September or October.
Opportunities exist in Australia, Germany, Spain, Denmark and the United Kingdom. You typically travel during the summer months, and you typically host your counterpart in September or October.
To qualify for a teacher or administrator exchange, you need an Alberta Permanent Professional Teaching Certificate and a permanent teaching or administrative position. Teachers require the approval of their principal and administrators require the approval their superintendent.
Please note that you must first download the form to activate the capabilities of the interactive form. To submit your application, complete the following steps: (1) Complete the interactive form by typing the information in the spaces provided; (2) Print the completed interactive form; and 4) Mail the original per instructions contained in the application form.
Short-Term Applications 2018-19
Teachers/Administrators Submission Instructions
Teachers must have their Short-Term original application approved by their principal to the IEEP office by March 31.
Administrators must have their Short-Term original application approved by their superintendent to the IEEP office by March 31.