Task Force for Teaching Excellence announced

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Education Minister Jeff Johnson announced today a new task force and public consultation process on the future of teaching and education.

The announcement from Alberta Education states:

Alberta’s students already benefit from excellent teachers. But the world is changing, and government needs to take a fresh look at the best ways for educators to achieve the vision of Inspiring Education and excel in a 21st century learning environment. In response, Alberta Education has formed a Task Force for Teaching Excellence. The Task Force will explore new ways to support Alberta’s educators and ensure every student benefits from an excellent teacher.  

Biographies of the individuals appointed to the Task Force for Teaching Excellence can be read here.

According to a website on this consultation process: 


The Task Force for Teaching Excellence was established by the Minister of Education to make recommendations and help inform guiding principles and policy shifts that align with Inspiring Education, Alberta’s vision for 21st century learning. Through Inspiring Education, Albertans have said that, as the education system changes, so too will the roles and responsibilities of teachers and others who provide specialized supports and services to students.

The Task Force for Teaching Excellence consultations will focus on the ways we will achieve the policy shifts identified in Inspiring Education:

  • more focus on education rather than school,
  • the learner rather than the system,
  • building competencies rather than delivering content, and
  • technology to support the creation and sharing of knowledge rather than to support teaching.

To participate in the consultation process, details are here.