Free access to Alberta educator-created K-12 course collections for in-school and remote learning

In cooperation with Buffalo Trail Public Schools, Horizon School Division and other Alberta school divisions, Hāpara is pleased to provide FREE ACCESS to the Alberta-created core and supplemental course collections. Spearheaded by Buffalo Trail Public Schools (BTPS) and Horizon School Division (HSD), these digital lessons are available for Alberta teachers to use in any hybrid/blended learning environment–whether it’s remote or face-to-face instruction.

Buffalo Trail Public Schools & Horizon School Division

BTPS and Horizon have created and shared a course collection of AB Program of Studies learning standards from K-12 in all core courses, plus FSL, CALM, Physical Education, Fine Arts and CTS. Through this program, they have:

  • Developed full online courses published to a shareable Hāpara course repository
  • Substantial ongoing cost savings reducing core and supplemental resources and apps purchases
  • Significantly reduced time for teacher preparation
  • Increased instructional time for teachers
  • Equitable student learning opportunities regardless of setting– home, school or blended
 

Buffalo Trail Public Schools & Horizon School Division

BTPS and Horizon have created and shared a complete course collection of AB Program of Studies learning standards from K-12 in all core courses, plus FSL, CALM, Physical Education, Fine Arts, CTS, and Professional Learning. Through this program, they have:

  • Developed full and complete online courses published to a shareable Hāpara course repository
  • Substantial ongoing cost savings reducing core and supplemental resources and apps purchases
  • Significantly reduced time for teacher preparation
  • Increased instructional time for teachers
  • Equitable student learning opportunities regardless of setting– home, school or blended
 

Use the Alberta Sharing is Caring school division savings calculator to determine the benefit to your school division!

View the Alberta Program of Studies K-12 Workspaces for Google

Created by educators and engineers guided by Alberta school divisions. Used by over 20 school jurisdictions in Alberta and 4,850 school divisions worldwide.

View the catalogue

Find out more about Sharing is caring and hear from the contributors during our webinar series

Districts across Alberta continue to contribute to the growing collection, providing valuable and essential resources for the modern day classroom

Meet some of the creators:

“My name is Heather Rentz and I work as an Innovation Coach for Buffalo Trail Public Schools. My role is to assist and collaborate with educators and administrators in the enhancement of teaching and learning practices. I have been in education for 20 years in a wide range of classroom positions from Grade 1 to Grade 12. As a life-long learner, my teaching philosophy continues to evolve. Through the use of Hāpara, I support innovative instructional practices to meet the diverse needs of our learners in our division.”

Heather Rentz
Innovation Coach
Buffalo Trail Public Schools

“I’m Katrin Heim, a new member of the Learning Services Team in the role of Innovation Coach. I feel fortunate to have worked in Buffalo Trail Public Schools in a variety of teaching capacities over the past ten years including as a grade one and two classroom teacher, Inclusive Learning Lead and Peer Instructional Coach. Maximizing learning opportunities for children in our communities is my passion and I look forward to opportunities to collaborate with teachers across BTPS to create optimal learning opportunities for all learners.”

Katrin Heim
Innovation Coach
Buffalo Trail Public Schools

“My name is Alissa Henriet and I’ve been a teacher for 12 years in Taber Alberta, Canada. I am currently teaching Grade 2, all subjects. Hāpara was introduced to us this year as we made the shift to online teaching. It is super user-friendly and allowed me to compile all of my lessons in short, easy steps. I love to customize my Workspaces to make them work for me, and Hāpara was a one-stop shop that allowed me to create my Workspaces the way I wanted. I’m so excited that next year, all of my planning will be easy to access and find now. I will continually add and tweak my lessons as I find new materials or resources. It’s assuring to know all outcomes and essential understandings are there and easy to find, year after year!”

Alissa Henriet
Educator, Grade 2
Horizon School Division

Meet some of the district leaders:

“When I reflect on Horizon’s adoption of Hāpara, what stands out to me is the alignment of Hāpara’s structure with concept-based planning. This is an area I’m very proud of when I review our teachers’ work to date. This is relevant right now as we anticipate a new ministerial order on learning and the revised Alberta curriculum for K-6. We are working hard to ensure effective assessment also figures prominently in our Hāpara Workspaces and environment.”

Amber Darroch
Associate Superintendent
Horizon School Division

“We are in unprecedented times. Teachers in Alberta are being asked to work in very challenging circumstances. At the same time, school jurisdictions are expending already decreasing dollars to put supports in place to maximize student learning and create a safe and caring environment. We need to reduce costs at the same time as expanding our course offerings in cohort models remote, blended and face-to-face in schools.

The work of BTPS and HSD has been in direct response to these changing times. Our Sharing is caring project grew out of a need to provide flexible optimum learning environments for our students at the same time as reducing the cost of Alberta curriculum focused teacher resources.”

Bob Allen
Superintendent
Buffalo Trail Public Schools

The entire collection of Alberta curriculum is accessible to Alberta schools from the Hāpara Suite.

Hāpara brings real learning to online instruction with:

  • Differentiation
  • Monitoring and managing student online research
  • Direct teacher access to all student work
  • Formative assessment
  • Collaborative learning
  • Student dashboard organizer for content as well as Google Classroom (mobile and device based)
  • Teacher-student collaborations
  • Detailed views of online activities and learning impact
 

Hāpara Workspace Overview

 

Hāpara Student Dashboard Overview

Meet with Hāpara’s regional expert for Alberta, Roger Nakamura

Let’s talk about how Hāpara’s Sharing is caring initiative can provide your schools with equitable and meaningful learning experiences.

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