“In the spirit of stewarding collaborative change, Alberta Education, the Alberta School Boards Association (ASBA), the Alberta School Councils’ Association (ASCA), the College of Alberta
School Superintendents (CASS) and the Alberta Teachers’ Association (ATA) formed the
Collaborative Practices and Partnership Team. The team’s goal is to advance a collaborative culture to benefit children, youth, and families through the development of resources to enhance partnerships.
To this end, the team has developed this toolkit, Working Together: Collaborative Practices and Partnership Toolkit. The four-stage approach outlined in the toolkit will help superintendents,
division office leaders, principals, school leaders, and education partners build capacity and develop partnerships with the goal of ensuring that our youth have access to an equitable and inclusive education system. In short, the purpose of the toolkit is to:
- increase the ability of school authorities, system leaders, and school-based leaders to form collaborative, shared-governance teams with education partners to ensure success for all learners; and
- provide tools to develop effective governance documents (e.g. terms of reference, memoranda of understanding or agreement, and joint-venture agreements) and to implement shared governance and collaborative practices.”