The Benefits of Visualizing, Verbalizing and Verifying in Literacy and Numeracy
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The Benefits of Visualizing, Verbalizing and Verifying in Literacy and Numeracy
Presented by: Wanda Dechant & Kim Tackaberry
Located at: Online
About the Session

TARGET AUDIENCE: ALL GR 3-6 TEACHERS AND EA'S ARE ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND

According to our new Ministerial Order, “Literacy and Numeracy are the foundational building blocks of learning”.  Learn how language comprehension and deeper thinking, through an interplay between visualization and oral language, can enhance students’ literacy and numeracy skills.   You will leave with practical ideas and resources that will develop students’ reading comprehension and math problem solving skills.  These practices are good for all students, particularly English Language Learners and students with learning disabilities or ADHD.   

This session explores:

  • new brain research on how visualization impacts sense making
  • how to improve comprehension through structured visualizing and verbalizing
  • connections between problem solving and visualizing
  • effective communication
About the Presenter(s)

Wanda Dechant is a Designer of Professional Learning with the Calgary Regional Consortium.  Her role includes supporting teachers, E.A.’s, school admin, learning coaches and parents in the area of K-12 Math. Wanda began teaching math and science in 2000, her teaching experience extends from grades 7 – 12.  For the past 6 years Wanda’s work has included a focus on K-6 Mathematics.  Three critical aspects of learning that Wanda embeds into her sessions include:

  • Increasing student (and teacher) self-confidence in math
  • Students engaging in visible learning with their peers
  • Students as mathematicians

Wanda is part of the development team for the Elementary Math Professional Learning project.

http://learning.arpdc.ab.ca/

 

Kim Tackaberry is a Designer of Professional Learning with the Calgary Regional Consortium. Her areas of focus include literacy and inclusive education. Kim’s 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. Kim has designed several e-learning courses for teachers, titles include Learning Disabilities and Introduction to Literacy and Numeracy Progressions. She is passionate about coaching educators, particularly when they are focused on supporting struggling readers. Apart from the Founder, Dr. Rick Freeze, she is the sole Precision Reading presenter in North America.

Fee: $15.00