Professional Learning Symposium - Update

 May 2016 Instructional Excellence Leadership Symposium  50 Plus members of the CRPS learning community came together on the evening of May 18 at the beautiful Banff Center to engage in our annual Instructional Excellence Leadership Symposiuum.  Throughout that evening and during the day on May 18, the teachers along with their school administrators and district office staff, reviewed  the accomplishments of the past year and set goals for the upcoming school year.  Again this year we were joined by, Candace Saar and Chenoah Marcotte from the Galileo Educational Network.

CRPS' vision of  Inspiring Hearts and Minds was at the center of discussion as the community of educators worked together to determine how to best design learning that met the needs of all learners.  Particular emphasis was placed on designing high quality work for all and developing a culture of continuous improvement.  Together each school team worked on plans for the coming school year with an aim to narrow any learning gaps and to ensure that all students achieve to the best of their ability.  On Friday May 19, each school team led a similar learning experience with their individual school staffs to further develop their school plans and develop strategies to close the achievement gap and to enhance the literacy of all students.

Overview of the 2015 Instructional Leadership Symposium

50 plus members of the CRPS learning team came together  for 2 days in May at the Banff Rocky Mountain Resort to collaborate on a plan for professional learning for the 2015-16 school year.  This collaborative endeavor was a continuation of the work that took place at our Professional Learning Symposium in May 2014.  Again this year we were joined by Jim Brandon of the University of Calgary, Candace Saar, Chenoah Marcotte and Amy Park from the Galileo Education Network.  

Throughout the two days we went through a process of reflecting on the effectiveness of the professional learning that had taken place through the 2014-15 school year and identifying the next steps in achieving our vision of instructional excellence.  While many topics were discussed particular emphasis was placed on the areas of shared instructional leadership. making learning visible and instructional design.  Based on the collaborative work completed at the symposium a professional learning plan was developed for the 2015-16 school year.  For more information please visit  the Instructional Excellence section of our webpage .

Overview of May 2014 Professional Learning Symposium

Members of the CRPS DLT, ELT and Lead Learners meet for 2 days in Banff Rocky Mountain Resort to collaborate on a plan for professional learning for the 2014-15 school year.  We were joined by Jim Brandon of UofC as well as Candace Saar, Chenoah Marcotte and Amy Park from Galileo Education Network. 

The team completed the draft CRPS TPGP (both paper and digital versions) and deliberated on the Professional Learning Calendar for 2014-15.  We also began to envision how the work of the DLT and Lead Learners will unfold in our school to support and nurture a culture of instructional excellence for all our students.