How many instructional weeks?
Rocky View Schools 2013-2014 calendar:
Calgary Board of Education Catholic 2013-2014 calendar:
Online tool for printing blank monthly and weekly calendars - editable and printable:
When are report cards due and what do they look like?
What is my assessment plan?
General Assessment Pinterest Board in Progress.
What are my core subjects?
Long Range Planning Board of resources here.
Curriculum overviews at-a-glance by grade level:
Alberta complete Program of Studies
Which subjects integrate easily?
Curriculum Integration document from Alberta Education (example and template).
Is planned inquiry and oxymoron?
Guide to implementing inquiry-base learning (2004):
Provincial requirements are outlined in the Teacher Qualifications Standards. Under the heading "skills related to permanent certification" there are 11 specific standards outlined in this documents, the 5th relates to planning.
e) "Teachers engage in a range of planning activities.
Teachers’ plans are founded in their understanding of contextual variables and are a record of their decisions on what teaching and learning strategies to apply. Plans outline a reasoned and incremental progression toward the attainment of desired outcomes, for both teachers and students. Teachers monitor the context, their instruction, and monitor and assess students’ learning on an ongoing basis, and modify their plans accordingly. Teachers strive to establish candid, open and ongoing lines of communication with students, parents, colleagues and other professionals, and incorporate information gained into their planning."
Alberta Learning Long Long Range Planning template in word:
(document has several samples, editable, printable)
Alberta Learning Long Range Planning template PDF:
(documents includes all of the following pictured below and more)
unit planning checklist is part of this document, be sure to have a look.
Edmonton Public Long Range planning templates.
Understanding by Design Templates posted by the author Grant Wiggins
maintaining your sanity
Sample Long Range Plans K-4 from a Calgary Charter School:
(they post their long range plans for parents on their school site, fantastic practice in my mind - would require some 'seeking first to understand' on the part of parents ie: when and why teachers will deviate from the plan).
Chase March's combined 3/4 Long range plan. Please link to Chase's blog post here to download his files (I like his blog and Teacher Tip Tuesdays). Thank you Mr. March! Success is about contribution.