Check our calendar for exact dates when conferences are held.
Conference bookings take place online via School Conference (My CBE Account). Opening and closing dates and times for conference books will be shared via School Messenger.
The purpose of student-led conferences is for students to communicate their current learning. The precise format of conferences will vary slightly from class to class. However, all parents can expect to see work samples showing evidence of their child’s learning in relation to curricular outcomes from the Alberta Program of Studies. Students will be prepared to share their learning goals and strategies, present their accomplishments and explain their next steps in learning. Students may present written work, demonstrate skills and concepts learned, or present other artifacts of their learning. Student-led conferences also provide students with an opportunity to practice oral language skills and build self-confidence. Parents play a key role during the conferences. During student-led conferences, you are encouraged to let your child take the lead, listen attentively and ask questions to promote thinking.
Student-led conferences offer families an opportunity to spend up to 30 minutes in the classroom with each child. During the conference, your child will lead you through examples of their work and have you try some learning activities. You will also have some time to talk with the teacher about your child’s learning. Two (2) families will be in the classroom at a time. One family may be looking at student work while another family is meeting with the teacher. When you arrive for your conference, please go straight into the classroom. Your child will know the routines and expectations. When the teacher has time to meet with you, he or she will invite you to join in a conversation. The time with the teacher will range from a few moments up to 15 minutes, depending upon the student’s needs and questions you may have. Families are also encouraged to visit the music room to share the learning that has been occurring in this space.