Alberta’s government is allocating $1 million per year for five years to launch WRaP 2.0. Alberta’s FASD networks and school authorities will work together to deploy new tools across the province to help educators create learning environments to support and engage students with FASD.
The Government of Alberta, including the Ministry of Community and Social Services and Ministry of Education, have collaborated to develop a new approach and service delivery model for building capacity within the education system and across all Alberta school authorities, including First Nation communities and Métis Settlements.
The new service delivery model expands on the learnings from Education’s initial Wellness Resiliency and Partnership Project (WRaP) which ended in 2017 and focuses on capacity-building of school authority staff, including teachers, administrators, and educational assistants.
The new model is intended to enhance partnerships between school authorities and FASD Service Networks across Alberta in a collaborative approach.
The WRaP 2.0 FASD Coaching Partnership Project will increase the capacity of teachers and schools to meet the educational needs of students (ECS to Grade 12) with FASD, through a continuum of supports provided by FASD Instructional Coaches.
FASD Instructional Coaches will support education staff to enhance their knowledge and skills regarding how to support students by providing professional development on FASD best practices and hands-on support incorporating FASD-informed approaches into their classroom communities.
The FASD instructional coaching involves a shared vision between education stakeholders and FASD Service Networks, developed in a collaborative process.
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