Education Week is a celebration of community. The school is not just a building in the neighbourhood, it is the foundation of the community. The first Alberta School Week (Education Week) was held December 2–8, 1928. Now, Education Week is the first week of May, but the purpose remains the same. Education Week celebrates the importance of education and the remarkable things happening in Alberta schools.
Education Week is an excellent opportunity to advocate for public education and to:
- Illustrate the important role that schools play in communities
- Assure taxpayers that public funds are being put to good use
- Invite the public into classrooms for first-hand experiences
- Highlight the partnership between teachers, parents and students
- Celebrate the contribution that all staff and volunteers make in the school.
Learning Uplifts All
Education week is a great time to celebrate public education and work toward an inspired future that includes:
- Optimal learning conditions for every child
- Creative and innovative learning programs
- Students who enjoy learning and who achieve their learning goals
- Parents and communities that are involved and supportive of learning
- School leaders who are also teachers
- A well-thought out curriculum delivered by well-prepared professionals
- Opportunities for teachers to continue developing their skills as professionals