|Located at:||Ramada Plaza Calgary Airport|
|3515-26 Street NE, Calgary, AB|
TARGET AUDIENCE: GRADES 4-9 TEACHERS AND LEARNING LEADERS ARE ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND
Teaching social justice in the classroom is crucial for preparing young people to become responsible global citizens in the 21st century. One of the most important roles of an educator is to help students develop the critical thinking, collaboration and self-reflection skills necessary to foster a better society. Attend this interactive session to examine “project-based inquiry” where teaching and learning is about deep understanding, application and social action. Teach with purpose through the exploration of compelling problems and issues that connect to “big ideas” such as tolerance, respect, understanding, and diversity. Help students use knowledge in ways that improve the world around us!
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This learning opportunity is being offered through curriculum implementation funding from Alberta Education.
Sue Jackson is an enthusiastic and innovative speaker, author, consultant and educator. Prior to her role as Scholastic’s National Literacy Consultant, Sue was a Learning Coordinator for the Thames Valley DSB in Ontario where she assisted teachers with the implementation of provincial and board literacy initiatives. Additionally, Sue has taught courses for the University of Western Ontario and she has written many educational publications, including Scholastic’s Moving Up and Stepping Up resources. As a classroom teacher for 20 years, Sue brings a wealth of experience and a passion for hands-on, inquiry-based learning to her sessions.