Canada, Alberta

 

 

Creating dynamic learning environments for students

 

Background: In May 2007, the Canadian Rockies Public Schools' Board of Trustees established the futures planning process, "Inspiring Hearts and Minds." This futures initiative is part of a larger change process, including the 2005 implementation of Professional Learning Communities (PLC). PLC is now an embedded process for professional development and improving classroom learning.

 

Objective: To further direct the creation of the Learning Organisation and twenty-first century approach to education. 

 

Target: Canadian Rockies Public Schools (CRPS)

 

Timeframe: 2007 – 2009

 

Who runs it: Canadian Rockies Public Schools (CRPS) and their Futures Planning Group

 

How does it work: The project is designed to cover two school years. The first year (2007-2008) is divided into the three following phases:

  1. 1: The identification of community values relating to public education
  2. 2: The exploration of education, demographic trends, and driving forces of change in public education programme delivery.
  3. 3: The exploration of future scenarios and identification of key directions to guide CRPS planning.

The second year (2008-2009) is the implementation phase.

 

Evaluation: The FPG and the process facilitators will informally evaluate the progress throughout the process. At the end of the initiative, there will be a summative evaluation. 

 

Project related websites:
http://www.crps.ab.ca/future-planning/index.html

 

Project report (.pdf):

SfT country report Canada - Alberta

 

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