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Elementary school and kindergarten teachers teach basic subjects such as reading, writing and arithmetic or specialized subjects such as English or French as a second language at public and private elementary schools. Elementary school librarians are included in this unit group.
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- Prepare courses for presentation to students according to approved curriculum
- Teach students using a systematic plan of lessons, discussions, audio-visual presentations and field trips
- Lead students in activities to promote their physical, mental and social development and their school readiness
- Assign and correct homework
- Prepare, administer and correct tests
- Evaluate the progress of students and discuss results with students, parents and school officials
- Identify children's individual learning needs
- Prepare and implement remedial programs for students requiring extra help
- Participate in staff meetings, educational conferences and teacher training workshops
- May supervise teachers' aides and student teachers.
Elementary school and kindergarten teachers may specialize in such areas as special education or second language instruction.
Outlook & Prospects for Elementary School and Kindergarten Teachers in Edmonton Region
The future forecast and current conditions for an occupation can vary based on location or due to changes in the economy, technology, or demand for a product or service.
Local Employment Potential Information
|Location||Employment Potential||Release Date|
|Edmonton Region||(2 of 3 stars)||2011-02-02|
Employment opportunities in this group will be fair over the next few years. Openings will arise chiefly from the high replacement needs associated with the ageing workforce. New graduates may need to start working as substitutes, in part-time positions and/or as maternity leave replacements before moving into regular full-time work.
Local Labour Market NewsWeek of Jan 20 - Jan 24, 2014
- King's University College in Edmonton is using $8.5M in donations to expand its existing Bachelor of Commerce program into a Christian school of business, starting on July 1, 2014
- The Maskwacis Youth Initiative is receiving $2.9M from the Government of Canada to assist Aboriginal youth and young adults in community involvement, job skills and counselling programs
- The International Brotherhood of Boilermakers has opened its own $20M training centre in Edmonton. The Rigging, Fitting and Mechanical Training Facility offers WorkSmart pre-apprentice, pre-employment programs running monthly classes for 12 students.
- The Government of Alberta is providing $170M to NorQuest College in Edmonton for the construction of a new building, and renovation of existing spaces. Construction of the new building, which will accommodate up to 2,500 students, is expected to begin in 2014.
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