Changing Landscapes of the Next Calgary Watch the two part community dialogue on the growth and sustainability challenges that face Calgary and it's public education system as it strives to become part of an innovative and adaptive Alberta.
Inspiring Action Discussion Paper – outlines how all Albertans, from government, education institutions organizations and communities can implement the initiatives provided by Alberta Education's Inspiring Education, Setting the Direction and Speak Out documents and dialogues.
Read the Alberta Teachers' Association Election Handbook 2010 here. It's a thorough guide with action plans and pointers to help candidates run in the upcoming October 18, 2010 Alberta School Trustee elections. The deadline for nominations in September 20, 2010.
Renaissance Innovation Expedition - why can the world be viewed to be in the early stages of a Renaissance. What are the challenges of this new Renaissance and how can we adapt?
Donna Kennedy-Glans, Founder and Executive Director of Social Development Canada and a Respondent at Learning our Way to the Next Alberta gives her thoughts; "People were willing to have their minds stretched, and there were no differences of opinion on the need to boost critical thinking in students." Read her blog and many more here.
The goal of these events is to raise awareness and advance the public dialogue on the role of learning as a foundation for co-creating the next Alberta.
Speakers will open up the dialogue on how we can create a well informed knowledge base to address Alberta’s environmental and political challenges, how the process of gentle action can foster transparency and stability in our institutions and the impact of declining literacy and essential skills on Alberta’s adaptive capacity.
Calgary Evening Dialogue
May 31st, 2010 5:30 pm –9:15 pm
2010 University of Calgary Red & White Club, 18833 Crowchild Trail NW.
Free parking available
There will be a full day symposium on Wednesday June 2, 2010 at the Mayfield Inn and Suites in Edmonton.
Symposium participants will share their hopes and concerns with the keynote presenters Gywnne Dyer, David Peat and Scott Murray
and others involved in the public lectures.
The Symposium dialogue will follow the four themes of the Changing Landscapes of Alberta publication:
Individuals, relationships and community
Work and the economy
Governance and politics
We invite you to get involved in the conversations at the Learning Our Way to the Next Alberta symposium and by staying connected and informed through this website. For further information contact JC Couture at 1-800-232-7208 or Ken Chapman at 780-420-0505 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Scott Murray has been involved in Literacy issues all over the world for over two decades. As the International Study Director for Statistical Canada, he worked on both International Literacy Assessments, has been a consultant with UNESCO – A Senior Advisor for the OECD strategy for adult skill assessment, and a consultant for the World Bank.