Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Special Education Consultation- Oct 24

Special Education Consultation Session for Parents and Community Members

In our response to Phase 2 of Alberta Education’s Setting the Direction for Special Education initiative, Edmonton Public Schools stated that “parents are an important source of information and insight about their child” and “are a critical member of the learning team.” Within this context and to assist the District in refining its plan for Special Education, we are inviting parents and community members with an interest in special education to attend a consultation session.

When: Saturday, October 24, 2009, from 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Where: Centre for Education, One Kingsway
(Located on Kingsway Avenue west of 101 Street – blue building across the avenue from the Royal Alex Hospital)
Parking: Underground parking is available. Entrance to the parkade is via Kingsway Avenue. Please use visitor elevator to take you to the main floor.

The session is scheduled as follows:

8:30 – 9:00 a.m. Coffee and registration in the Atrium
9:00 – 9:30 a.m. Opening remarks – McCauley Chambers, 2nd Floor
9:45 – 11:00 a.m. Facilitated breakout sessions – Conference Centre, Main Floor
11:15 – 11:45 a.m. Concluding remarks – McCauley Chambers, 2nd Floor
12:00 – 1:00 p.m. Light lunch and time to network – Cafeteria

The breakout sessions will focus on three key questions:
What is working well for you as a parent or support group member?
What challenges are you still experiencing?
What are your suggestions for improving parent involvement?

To enable the District to plan the breakout sessions and arrange the light lunch, we ask that you register your participation by October 13, 2009 to Judy Abernethy at or 780-429-8110.

Participants are encouraged to review these documents prior to coming to the session:

District response to Phase 1 and 2 of Setting the Direction

Phase 1 Response
Phase 2 Response

Public board report Plan for Special Education 2009-2010

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