Alberta Education in partnership with the ATA and other provincial organizations have designed Teacher Quality Standards and Leadership Quality Standards.
“The revision of this resource, the Teaching Quality Standard (TQS) and the complementary development of a School Leader Standard (SLS) (principal, vice-principal) and subsequent School Authority Leader Standard (superintendent, associate superintendent) will heighten public assurance about the quality of education in Alberta and emphasize our shared commitment to develop the conditions necessary for optimal student learning for every student in every Alberta school.” (Teaching Quality and School Leader Standards - Alberta School Councils' Association. (n.d.). Retrieved September 12, 2016)
In the Teaching Quality Standards document there are specific standards regarding the professional practice expectations for meeting the needs of First Nations, Metis and Inuit students.
The following resources from various sources provide teachers with support for meeting the Teaching Quality Standards.