Here are some points I found interesting:
- The Government of Alberta recognizes the importance of enabling high quality and socially engaging learning opportunities with flexible timing and pacing through a range of learning environments to meet diverse student needs.
- The Attendance Board mandate will reflect flexible timing and pacing in meeting students’ instructional needs, and will shift focus from “attending school” to “participating in an education program”.
- Access is significantly more multi-dimensional than formerly considered; it has gone beyond attending at the school house door and expecting entry, to including our concerns to provide meaningful opportunities for learning that are responsive to the individual needs of the student, whether those needs arise as a result of geography, ability, language, family circumstance, or a host of other factors which affect each child’s access to education.
- The educational interest of the student is the paramount consideration in making decisions about a child’s education.
- The role of the teacher and other staff who form part of the education experience of students is increasingly complex and requires a high degree of training, experience, and commitment.