Knowledge & Employability: Grade 8 Cohort Group
This is a multi-day event.
(includes lunch & workshop materials)
Edmonton (Elmwood School)
Room 17/18, 16325 - 83 Avenue
Who should attend
Grade 8 K & E teachers
About this learning opportunity
Session Dates, Times, and Locations:
February 24, 2012 - St. Anthony's Centre, 10425 - 84 Avenue
March 14, 2012 - Edmonton Regional Learning Consortium, 16325 - 83 Avenue
April 11, 2012 - Edmonton Regional Learning Consortium, 16325 - 83 Avenue
This four day series will examine the Knowledge & Employability Curriculum and you will develop resources to help support classroom work and the program of studies. During the first day we will work collaboratively with a facilitator to determine areas of need and develop a possible work plan and timeline. Follow up days will be used to analyze and review the resources created during the first session and/or develop additional resources. Additional facilitators will be brought in to work with the group in specific content areas as needed.
During the first day, the group will determine the dates and timing of up to three subsequent cohort meeting days. The intent is to have up to four meeting days during the year for the cohort group. Through collaboration, this powerful job embedded learning opportunity will result in you developing classroom ready materials that may include a unit plan, lessons and an authentic assessment task.
Please bring your Program of Studies and a Laptop to these sessions
This learning opportunity is subsidized as a result of a grant from Alberta Education to support implementation.
About the facilitator(s)
David Evans is a Consultant for Social Studies (7-12) with Edmonton Public Schools and formerly a Department Head of Humanities/AP Coordinator at Vimy Ridge Academy, who offers a wealth of teaching experience in junior/senior high as well as innovative ideas in the teaching of social studies. His expertise as a consultant includes Understanding by Design, Differentiated Instruction, incorporating technology, critical thinking, literacy strategies, and Assessment for Learning. David is passionate about history and is excited about the opportunity to work with students and teachers to create truly inspiring and engaging Social Studies learning experiences.