The Excellence in Teaching Awards were initiated in 1989 by the Minister of Education to:
Alberta Education presents the Excellence in Teaching Awards with the support of the Alberta School Boards Association, the Alberta School Councils’ Association, the Alberta Teachers’ Association, the Association of Alberta Deans of Education, and the College of Alberta School Superintendents.
2016 Excellence in Teaching Awards (ETA) Semi-Finalists and Recipients
All 2016 Semi-Finalists and Recipients must submit their Professional Learning Funds expenses to Alberta Education for reimbursement no later than December 31, 2017. Claims that are submitted after this date will not be processed.
For more information please contact:
Mary Ann Kapsha, Engagement Coordinator
(780) 427-9026 Toll Free: 1-866-590-1660
Over the past year, representatives from education stakeholder organizations have worked with Alberta Education to help develop a new recognition program that provides a memorable, meaningful and inclusive means of honouring excellence in education. While the new program is being developed, the Excellence in Teaching Awards program is on hold.
Since 1989, the Excellence in Teaching Awards has provided students, parents, colleagues and community members with the opportunity to nominate outstanding teachers and principals for recognition. More than 10,000 nominations have been submitted and more than 500 educators have received awards since the program started.
Times have changed since the awards were first established. Albertans’ understanding of promising and emerging professional practices has grown and developed; our depth of understanding of assessment practices, inter-disciplinary studies and differentiated instruction has also grown; and the use of technology in learning is only beginning to be understood.
Alberta Education will continue to work with stakeholder representatives to design the specifics of the new program, which will be announced once this important work is finalized.