ATA Magazine 93:4 - Summer 2013

June 3, 2013
Inspired: Curricula for the Future

Inspired: Curricula for the Future

Like most educators in Alberta’s K–12 system, we have always been fascinated with curriculum.

Building 21st-century competencies in today’s schools

As we adapt and improve teaching and learning in our schools, questions arise about preparing students to undertake tomorrow’s challenges.

Engaging students through an integrated curriculum

Jean Parker, teacher and former businesswoman, initiated the integrated curriculum (IC) program at Airdrie’s Our Lady Queen of Peace School

Rebirth of the teaching machine through the seduction of data analytics

Mechanized teaching machines captured people’s imagination in the late 19th and 20th century.

The potential for education is exciting

Parking lots are boring, lifeless, flat and ordinary.

The rich and challenging work of competency-based curriculum

A competency-based curriculum includes not only what you need to know but also learning how knowledge works

Editor’s notebook

Fixed to the back wall of a classroom’s storage room is a steep and narrow wooden staircase.

The challenges of curriculum change

I just wanted to know what I needed to know: I didn’t want to have to think about it.”

Redesigning Alberta's curriculum

The Alberta Teachers’ Association (ATA) is internationally recognized as a forward-thinking teacher organization.


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Book review

I must admit to a prejudice. I don’t like home-schooling.

Teachers, aboriginal perspectives and the logic of the fort

I have dedicated a significant amount of time and energy to the task of better understanding Aboriginal–Canadian relations.

Digital resources support curriculum

ORC resources support all grades from K–12

From the bookshelves

Pssst … Over here! You’re about to discover one of the best kept secrets at the Alberta Teachers’ Association.

Research roundup

Competencies: promises and pitfalls.

The secretary reports

In Finland, curriculum is not set in detailed format by the state; a core curriculum exists.

From the president

As I write my last column for the ATA Magazine, I recognize the speed with which the last four years as ATA president has passed.

Teacher wares

Work-life balance of teachers is focus of study