Alberta Education provides leadership, direction, and oversight in the development and delivery of an innovative, collaborative, student-centered education system. We support students, parents, teachers and administrators from Early Childhood Services (ECS) through Grade 12.
The Early Years Branch provides strategic leadership in establishing provincial standards and guidelines for curriculum for all subjects and grades Kindergarten to Grade 4 (K-4). As part of the ministry’s ongoing focus on student learning, the Early years Branch reviews, revises and maintains provincial programs of study, and learning and teaching resources in English and French. The Early Years Branch works collaboratively with the Middle Years Branch, French Education Services Branch and other sectors to ensure common understanding of learning in the early years.
Share your talent, your leadership and your success as you shape the future of education in Alberta.
This role will be from approximately September 1, 2018 to August 31, 2020 with possibility for extension. The service days per your collective agreement will be honoured, but there will be no guarantee of alignment with your jurisdiction’s natural breaks.
The Role: We are seeking an educator with a strong leadership background and teaching experience with 21st century learners in Grades Kindergarten to 4 for a interchange opportunity for up to two years. Representing the Early Years Branch, you will provide leadership and teaching experience in Kindergarten to Grade 4 curriculum development. You will demonstrate knowledge of current research on Early Learning and the implications for curriculum development, along with in-depth knowledge of English Language Arts education. Through the vision of an educated Albertan – students are lifelong learners inspired to pursue their aspirations and interests; achieve fulfillment and success; and contribute to communities in the world – you will support the development of high quality early learning [principles, knowledge and strategies, incorporating them into all subjects and levels of Kindergarten to Grade 4 curriculum.
Experience at the school authority level and familiarity with Education policies and documents that relate to Early Years Education will be an asset. A strong understanding and knowledge of early learning theory and practice and programs of study in Kindergarten to Grade 4 is required in the creation of innovative Kindergarten to Grade 4 programs of studies, learning and teaching resources, student online and print course materials. You will be well informed of educational issues and research, recognizing the changing landscape of education and the workplace, and embracing the challenges presented.
This position will work in a collaborative environment with various teams throughout the division and across the Government of Alberta. You will demonstrate leadership, communication, collaboration, and teamwork skills with staff, clients, and stakeholders (i.e. teachers, post-secondary community, administrators, parents, First Nations, Métis and Inuit representatives, and Francophone representatives) as it relates to the support and development of all programs of study Kindergarten to Grade 4.
Closing Date: June 7, 2018
Ensure your resume includes the interchange opportunity number found in the ad. If you are a school board applicant, you are encouraged to notify your jurisdiction of the possibility of a secondment upon an interview request. Send your resume by e-mail: EDC.InterchangeProgram@gov.ab.ca
If you have any questions about applying, please contact our Human Resource Office at 780-427-6144. Our address is: Alberta Education Human Resources 8th floor, Commerce Place 10155 102 Street NW Edmonton AB T5J 4L5
NOTE: If you are already seconded to Alberta Education, please be aware that interchange opportunities are not available to individuals who have already completed three consecutive years with Education without a break in service. Applicants may be considered for other secondment opportunities in Alberta Education.