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Explore the Planning Guide: Sustained Conceptual Learning for Depth & Transfer during this NEW discovery webinar for teachers from Kindergarten to Grade 12, instructional leaders and administrators.
Join us to learn about our new step-by-step planning guide that includes strategies, tools, templates and SAMPLE learning plans that you can take and implement into your classrooms right away! This useful planning guide was designed by Dr. Garfield Gini-Newman of the Critical Thinking Consortium and Cheryl Babin of the Calgary Regional Consortium. Sample learning plans were created by a team from the Alberta Regional Professional Development Consortia (ARPDC). Whether you are interested in new strategies and tools, or a big-picture look at how to ensure deep learning for your students, this is the guide for you.
Garfield Gini-Newmanexplores how to teach through wonder-based learning while nurturing deep conceptual understanding and genuine competence. As an associate professor at OISE/University of Toronto and the senior national consultant with The Critical Thinking Consortium, Garfield has worked with thousands of teachers across grades and subjects, helping them to frame learning around engaging and provocative activities and authentic assessments.
Requests for Garfield’s services have taken him from Asia to the Middle East, Europe, the Caribbean and across North America. His interest in effective teaching and learning has led him to actively explore the challenges and opportunities presented by teaching and learning in the digital age. In addition to his work at the University of Toronto and delivering workshops, Garfield has also authored several articles, chapters in books and seven textbooks and has taught in the faculties of education at York University and the University of British Columbia. His most recent book co-authored with Roland Case, Creating Thinking Classrooms has received widespread praise from leading educators across Canada and internationally.
Cheryl BabinM.Ed., is a Designer of Professional Learning with the Calgary Regional Consortium. With experience in public, international and independent schools as an educator, experiential learning director, instructional coach and consultant, Cheryl currently designs and facilitates online and face to face professional development sessions and serves as an International Baccalaureate Programme Coordinator. Cheryl supported pre-service teachers as a sessional instructor for B. Ed. students at St. Mary's University in Calgary and has been an IB workshop leader in North America for 14 years. Specific areas of interest and experience include designing learning through pedagogy that ignites critical thinking, concept based curriculum and instruction, student engaged assessment, and the development of international-mindedness and global perspectives.