|Located at:||St. Paul Centre|
|124-24 Ave. NE, Calgary, AB|
|Located at:||FFCA - Learning Centre|
|110 - 7000 Railway St. SE, Calgary, AB|
TARGET AUDIENCE: K-12 TEACHERS AND LITERACY LEADERS ARE ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND
Teachers are always searching for research informed practices to target and engage our struggling readers in Junior High. Not only are you searching for ways to help use these tools effectively but more importantly, how to administer them while keeping the student’s dignity intact. Participants will work with the Teal systems to gain a better understanding of its components. The goal will be to work collaboratively to reassemble the components with your own classroom structure in mind. Topics, for this collaboration time, will include: scheduling, grouping students, assessment and examine the ways to work as a school team. Literacy vision, values and culture will be an important foundation for our conversation.
This learning opportunity is being offered through curriculum implementation funding from Alberta Education.
Kim Tackaberryis a Designer of Professional Learning with the Calgary Regional Consortium, areas of focus include literacy and inclusive education. Her teaching career spans over 28 years, ten as a classroom teacher at Foothills Academy Society, a school specializing in children with Learning Disabilities and ADHD. After a decade of classroom experience, Kim's role as Professional Development and Parent Education Manager shifted to supporting professional learning for educators. She has designed and created several e-learning opportunities such as Learning Disabilities e-course, Introduction to Literacy and Numeracy Progressions and What are Literacy & Numeracy? Kim is passionate about coaching teachers, particularly when their students are struggling with learning how to read. Apart from founder, Dr Rick Freeze, she is the sole Precision Reading presenter in North America.
Cathy Coersis a Curriculum Implementation Support Consultant with the Central Alberta Regional Consortium. She has been a classroom teacher for over 20 years and has earned her Master's Degree in the Science of Education focusing on the Art and Science of Teaching. Over the last 10 years, she has gained experience supporting her teaching colleagues through the roles of Learning Coach, Math Curriculum Implementation Lead, and AISI Leader. She has helped teachers grow in the areas of instructional practices, assessment, literacy, technology, as well as mathematics.
Lunch will be provided on September 13th.
Light snacks will be provided on November 20th.