2015 has been an interesting year in Alberta, with a downturn in the economy and political upheaval. With first the uncertainty of the spring and then a significant change in government in May, everyone in education, including the 2Learn.ca Education Society has faced challenges. For 2Learn.ca, one of our main challenges is funding, which we have traditionally received in the spring through grants.
And that brings us to the 2015-2016 school year, where a lack of funding will limit the size and the activities of the 2Learn.ca Provincial Team. Most significantly, the 2Learn.ca Provincial Team Teachers will be returning to their districts, to continue their careers in educational technology there. With much regret, the professional development services offered by the 2Learn.ca Education Society will be curtailed for this school year.
So how does the Society face this major challenge? As Winston Churchill said “A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.”
In the 2015-2016 school year, with limited staff, our primary focus will be the maintenance of the 2Learn.ca portal and its many sites. With over 50,000 visits per month from educators and their students [resulting in 450,000+ page views and over 5,000,000 hits monthly], we have a great opportunity and responsibility to nurture this highly valued resource. Please stay connected with us through our twitter feed, blog and news on the website.
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