Supporting Every Student

What's New

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.

Optional IPP Templates
Education has designed templates for individualized program planning that focuses on the use of instructional strategies to support the learning of all students. The templates are a part of the Inclusive Education Library. Teachers will be able to select instructional strategies and information to assist them in planning for students identified with special education needs.

Literacy and Numeracy Content Coaching: In Conversation with Lucy West and Katherine Casey
New videos that supports learning coaches working to strengthen inclusive and instructional practices. The resource includes video clips that provide information to enhance and support the practice of learning coaches.
Learning Technologies: Information for Teachers
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.
Indicators of Inclusive Schools: Continuing the Conversation
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.

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.

Education Supports Sector
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.