These resources are designed to support school authorities throughout implementation of the Learning and Technology Policy Framework (LTPF). If your school authority has developed a tool or resource during implementation, we would be happy to learn more about it.
The Technology Disaster Recovery Toolkit was developed by the Technology Leadership Branch in collaboration with IT leaders. The toolkit will assist school authorities in reviewing their business and education processes, identify and prioritize critical IT processes and services, and develop a plan to mitigate risk and recover from disruptions.
The Cloud Computing and Privacy Toolkit was developed to help support effective governance and decision making about cloud computing and privacy-related issues in K-12 school authorities across Alberta. The toolkit was developed in consultation with a working group comprised of representatives from K-12 school authorities, Alberta School Boards Association, the College of Alberta School Superintendents, the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Alberta, Alberta Education and Jurisdiction Technology Contacts.
The Alberta government is committed to improving broadband connectivity, and Alberta Education provides SuperNet Service Funding across the province’s K-12 education sector.
SuperNet Service Funding is $800 per month per site, which is designed to offset the increased costs of next generation SuperNet services. This funding reflects an evolving reality in schools where bandwidth demand is growing due to the rising use of online content, such as streaming video, and the increase in the amount of computers and devices used in schools to support learning.
School authorities are free to enter into agreements with Axia that do not extend beyond June 30, 2018. School authorities must be able to provide Education, upon request, with a copy of their monthly Axia invoice showing their total monthly expenditure. The invoice will be checked against Education’s records to ensure that the amount being spent is at least as much as is being provided.
Videoconferencing units in schools across the province enables Alberta students to access unique learning opportunities from remote courses to the ability to interact with subject matter experts. It can also be used for the remote delivery of student services and professional learning for teachers.