Supporting Every Student
Gay-Straight Alliances and Starting a Gay-Straight Alliance in Your School: A Tip Sheet for Students
These new fact sheets provide information on Gay-Straight Alliances (GSAs), which are school-based groups that promote welcoming, caring, respectful safe and inclusive learning environments for sexual and gender minority students and their allies. The intended audiences of the fact sheets are students, teachers, and school administrators.
A new web site for teachers and learning coaches highlights how educational and assistive technologies can increase teachers’ capacity to provide support, choice and flexibility to students, providing new options for differentiated instruction and for the inclusion of students with disabilities.
A new resource that offers information and tools that leaders can use to support schools and school systems reflect on how their schools are demonstrating a commitment to inclusive education. It also is a resource that assists school staffs to develop strategies and action plans to strengthen inclusive education and ensure equitable access for all learners.
A new resource for teachers, presents strategies that are particularly effective for students with learning disabilities and/or attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (AD/HD). The series includes five videos and six tip sheets that are available in English and French.
A new resource that supports teachers working with students who have significant disabilities. The resource includes video clips and related learning guides that provide information and discussion questions to enhance and support teacher practice in the area of literacy.
Meeting the learning needs of students by responding to their interests, learning preferences, strengths and needs. See more.
Providing strategies, tools and learning and teaching resources to support teachers in meeting the diverse learning needs of students. See more.
Providing information and resources to support meaningful parent engagement. See more.
Supporting student success through collaborative practices and partnerships. See more.
Creating a culture of caring in a positive, respectful and safe learning environment. See more.
Facilitating and promoting student success through effective leadership practices. See more.
The sector works collaboratively with Alberta Education ministry partners, stakeholders and clients to:
- promote inclusive, equitable access to an education for every learner
- develop ministry initiatives and provide strategic advice to assist school authorities, stakeholders and ministry partners in providing quality learning environments to ensure that Alberta’s children and youth are safe, healthy and successful at learning
- provide advice and support to the minister.
Click here for contact information for the sector’s three branches.