About Calgary Regional Consortium

Providing Quality Professional Learning Opportunities to K-12 Education Staff

The Calgary Regional Consortium (CRC) provides professional learning opportunities for K-12 educators including school trustees, superintendents,administrators, teachers, support, non-teaching staff and parents. The CRC works with 8 school jurisdictions and over 80 private, charter, band and provincial schools in and around Calgary.

It is one of seven regional consortium that make up the Alberta Regional Professional Development Consortia and works with schools, school authorities and six partner organizations-- ATA, ASBA, ASCA, ASBOA, CASS, University of Calgary and Alberta Education-- to create professional learning opportunities. CRC develops programs based on learning needs identified by school and school district personnel as well as parents and partner organizations.

Vision

To provide the best learning opportunities for our educational community.

Goals

The CRC's goals are to:

  • Facilitate professional development which supports the effective implementation of the Alberta Education Business plan, Jurisdiction and School Education plans and Regional School Council plans.
  • Coordinate, broker and act as a referral centre to assist stakeholders access professional development resources.
  • Deliver professional development based on the identified and emerging needs of educational stakeholders.
  • Facilitate professional development which supports the effective implementation of curricula including instruction, assessment and student learning outcomes.
  • Promote and support the development of professional development leadership capacity, provide stakeholders with access to professional development at a reasonable cost.
Mission

The Calgary Regional Consortium is committed to improving student learning through the provision of professional development, in-service and training opportunities to the K-12 education community.

Beliefs

The Calgary Regional Consortium believes in:

  • Providing learning opportunities focused on enhancing student learning.
  • Collaborating with partner organizations as a means of creating meaningful professional development, in-service and training opportunities.
  • Providing multiple approaches to professional development, in-service and training to meet the emerging needs of the K-12 education community.
  • Modeling effective professional development, in-service and training.
  • Providing accessible and affordable professional development, in-service and training.
  • Encouraging networking among members of the K-12 education community.
our board of directors
The regional consortia were set up to serve the K-12 school community and as such have Board member representation from all stakeholder groups.