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Launch into EdTech: A Resource for Alberta Educators

This site provides Ed Tech learning outcomes and strategies, a wealth of digital resources and further tools, resources and go-to sites for professional learning. Each of the sections offer teachers and students the opportunity to evolve their knowledge, skills, and attitudes in utilizing technology, online resources, and digital resources in the learning environment. While a primary goal of this site is to provide guidelines for helping Alberta students develop increasing levels of competence with educational technology, developing these skills is not an end in itself. The intent is to empower learners, foster deeper learning and support the development of Competencies as identified by Alberta Education (2016). A series of educational technology learning outcomes and supporting strategies have been developed in collaboration with several local school districts. Outcomes have been identified for each Competency. Strategies within the outcomes are intentionally linked and build in complexity from Division 1 (Grades 1-3) to Division 4 (Grades 10-12).

Focus(s):Competencies, Technology Integration
Audience(s):Education Assistants, Instructional Leaders, Teachers
Teaching Quality Standards:
  • Demonstrate professional knowledge
  • Engage in career-long learning
  • Establish inclusive learning environments
Principal Leadership Quality Standards:
  • Modeling commitment to professional learning
  • Provide instructional leadership
Keyword(s):Apps, Assistive technology, Competencies, Ed Tech, Educational Technology, Google, Google Apps, iOS, iPad, Learning Technology Policy, Learning Technology Policy Framework, Smartboard, Technology
Level(s):Early Learning, Elementary, Junior High, Senior High
Date Posted:June 18, 2018