Webinar Wednesdays

Webinar Wednesdays present interactive online training sessions, focused on topic areas specific to the work of school councils.

1 hour sessions are offered on Wednesdays at 8:00 pm in January, February, March and April 2021.

ASCA utilizes Zoom Conferencing Meeting platform - suitable for home computers, laptops or mobile devices. Participants can join from a PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone or Android device.

REGISTRATION in advance is required.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

 

 

JANUARY 2021

8:00 PM  
27

School Council Purpose

Understanding the legislated role of school councils including which topics/areas are open for discussion and which require caution helps to prevent tension and dysfunction within a school council and the school community.
Learning how to identify the work of school councils, how to frame a “personal issue” from a school council perspective and how to broach sensitive topics is essential for new and returning members.

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FEBRUARY 2021

8:00 PM  
10

The School Council - Trustee Relationship

Understanding the relationship is vital to assist you in successfully furthering your role in the school community. School councils should understand the role of the school board Trustee, and the Trustee should be aware of their role on school council.
A Trustee is a valued partner who can share school board information with parents they represent, and gather valuable parent perspectives from division school councils.

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24

The Work Of School Council

(It’s NOT About the Meeting)

School Councils often struggle with identifying the types of activities and work they should be doing in order to truly fulfill their legislated role.
In this workshop, school councils are encouraged to examine what they are doing in relation to their intended purpose and the intended result of their work, and then consider alternative means of including their school community.

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MARCH 2021

8:00 PM  
10

School Council Purpose

Understanding the legislated role of school councils including which topics/areas are open for discussion and which require caution helps to prevent tension and dysfunction within a school council and the school community.
Learning how to identify the work of school councils, how to frame a “personal issue” from a school council perspective and how to broach sensitive topics is essential for new and returning members.

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24

Guest Presenter - Charter Schools in Alberta

John Picard, Executive Director with the Association of Alberta Public Charter Schools (TAAPCS), will be presenting on Charter Schools.
His presentation will include a brief history of the independent public school/charter school movement in other countries, the development of the charter school movement in Alberta, legislation and regulations regarding the approval, governance and accountability of public charter schools in Alberta, and the particular mandates of both existing and future charters.
The presentation will include slides and there will be opportunity to ask questions both during and after the presentation.  

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April 2021

   
7

Guest Presenter - "Give our children a better future."

Earlier this year the Alberta Council for Environmental Education (ACEE) used polling and focus groups to find out what Alberta students feel and know about environment, energy, and climate.
The results are alarming - and a call to action!
Join ACEE Senior Education Advisor, Kathy Worobec, to learn what we found out.
We'll share and explore ideas on what you as a parent can do through your school council to better prepare students for the future that they will inhabit, the jobs they’ll create, and the society they’ll build. 

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