This release was issued under a previous government.

Through Inspiring Education and other initiatives, Albertans have told government that, as the education system changes, educators will need to be more flexible, innovative and learner-centered than ever before.

The Task Force for Teaching Excellence will explore new directions for supporting excellence in teachers and other educators. Through consultations with parents, students, teachers, support staff, school leaders, stakeholders, community and business representatives and all interested Albertans, the task force will provide recommendations for the future of the teaching profession in Alberta.

“The task force will make recommendations on how we can better support Alberta’s teachers to ensure that every student has the best chance at success. Their consultations will give all Albertans the chance to help build the future of our children’s classrooms and opportunities for learning.”

- Jeff Johnson, Minister of Education

The Task Force for Teaching Excellence is made up of a wide range of Albertans, including students, parents, teachers and academics, in addition to four government MLAs. The Task Force is chaired by Dr. Glenn Feltham.

“Alberta’s K-12 education system has served our province exceptionally well. A strength of the system has been our dedicated teachers. As we move forward with Inspiring Education, we want to ensure that we continue to excel.”

- Dr. Glenn Feltham, Chair, Task Force for Teaching Excellence; President and CEO of the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology

“As someone who has just graduated from high school, and is currently studying to be a teacher, I am looking forward to speaking with educators throughout this process. I know the difference an excellent teacher can make in a student’s life and I am excited to explore the future of teaching in Alberta.”

- Mackenzie Martin, Education student at the University of Alberta

Details on the consultations can be found online.

Our government was elected to keep building Alberta, to live within its means and to fight to open new markets for Alberta’s resources. We will continue to deliver the responsible change Albertans voted for.

Related information

Sign up for a regional public consultation or focus group 

Task Force for Teaching Excellence:  Biographies, consultation information and registration

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