Opportunity Knocks - Become a Voice for Home Education
The Minister of Education announced the creation of a Parents Advisory Council last week. This is an exciting opportunity for you to represent the home education perspective to government! To ensure parent consultations are not flooded with special interest voices, this ensures that parents are heard from directly and clearly. You could be one of 40 parents from across the province that serve for a 10 month term, advising the Minister about issues, concerns and opportunities. AHEA would be excited to see even more representation to government from our parents - we have a lot to contribute!
Eligibility guidelines are that you are a parent and guardians in Alberta who:
- has one or more children in Alberta's Kindergarten to Grade 12 education system as of September 1, 2021, and
- is an Alberta resident.
More details are available here or on the fact sheet here. You can apply here, which is only 4 questions.
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The Teacher Advisory Council also has the ability for home educators to be heard!
Teachers in Alberta are able to apply online if they meet the following criteria:
- attained an Alberta teaching certificate – interim or permanent
There are a few more questions, but the key one related to home education is that you declare that is the authority that you teach under, which can be home education.
The deadline for both is August 31st, 2021.
Let us know if you DO get onto the Minister's Parents or Teacher Advisory Councils. We'd love to support you!