Call for Presentation Proposals
CASS invites system education leaders to share their school authority’s stories of practice. Feedback from the fall conference highlights a demand for sessions on diverse topics such as human resources, instructional leadership, governance, building relationships with Elders, trades and career pathways, inclusive education, data collection, and mental health support. Through the conference survey, members express a need for continued opportunities to learn from provincial peers about addressing school challenges, sharing best practices, and reflecting on system leadership in relation to broader educational challenges and opportunities. Proposals for presentations are welcomed until Jan. 12, 2024.
The CASS Annual Learning Conference brings together System Education Leaders and provides a learning opportunity that focuses on deepening the understanding and applying the learning to support implementation of professional practice.
This conference, part of a Comprehensive Professional Learning plan, provides an opportunity for members, invited colleagues and researchers, to share current stories of practices that are applicable for our context and based on the Superintendent Leadership Quality Standard (SLQS) or the Leadership Quality Standard (LQS).
March 20 – 22, 2024
Wednesday – Friday
17700-87 Avenue, Edmonton, AB
Treaty 6 Territory
$550 Member Rate
$650 Non-member Rate
Fantasyland Hotel Conference Rates
Delegates attending the conference can reserve their hotel rooms by calling 780-444-3000 or toll-free at 1-800-737-3783. Callers MUST mention they are attending the CASS annual conference and/or provide the group code# 1452810 to receive the negotiated rate.
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CASS Resource Library – Alberta Stories of Practice Learning Guides
The CASS Resource Library includes “made in Alberta” resources designed for system leaders that will support “pre learning” prior to the annual conference. One example is the CASS learning guides, which are intended to apply research, deepen understanding and enhance professional practice within the Alberta context. Learning guides have summarized CASS “Alberta Stories of Practice” webinars.
CASS Conference Archives
Missed a recent CASS Learning Opportunity?
The CASS Conference Archive include a list of conference concurrent session recordings and resources, alongside the program. You can find past learning opportunities and resources in the archives. (Thanks to all facilitators for your willingness to share the learning beyond the conference.)
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