Thursday, February 12, 2009

Setting the Direction- Phase 2

As you probably already know, the Province has been conducting a review of special needs education. There have been consultations all across Alberta, providing parents, community members and educators the chance to talk about what's working, what's not and what needs to change. Phase One is now complete and the committee is moving on to Phase 2.

Registrations for phase 2 consultations are now being taken through the web site: www.settingthedirection.alberta.ca. There are three options for participating in the consultation process in Phase 2 of Setting the Direction.

1---Participate in the online consultation (beginning on February 23, 2009).
Beginning February 23, 2009, download the discussion guide, print it, fill it in, and send it to: Setting the Direction for Special Education in Alberta
c/o Special Programs Branch, Alberta Education,
10044-108 Street,
Edmonton, AB, T5J 5E6
Fax: 780 422-2039

2---Organizations are encouraged to conduct their own consultation sessions and provide a collective, group response to the discussion guide questions. Download the Phase 2 Group Consultation Toolkit (beginning on February 23, 2009)

3---Register now to participate in one of the in-person consultations taking place in communities throughout Alberta. I believe the dates for Edmonton are March 20/21.

If you have an opinion about special needs education, now is your opportunity to help shape the future.

Please consider getting involved.

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