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Literacy 101, 5-day Series

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Facilitator(s): Sherri Johnston
Siobhan Murphy
This is a multi-day event.
Day 1Oct 25, 2016 (9:00 am to 3:30 pm)
Day 2Nov 28, 2016 (9:00 am to 3:30 pm)
Day 3Jan 18, 2017 (4:30 pm to 5:30 pm)
Day 4Mar 09, 2017 (9:00 am to 3:30 pm)
Day 5May 03, 2017 (4:30 pm to 5:30 pm)
$200.00 (for all 5 sessions)
(includes lunch, which is not prepared in a nut/gluten-free environment)
This event has multiple locations.
Day 1Edmonton (ERLC Office at Elmwood School)
Room 17/18, 16325 - 83 Avenue
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Day 2Edmonton (ERLC Office at Elmwood School)
Room 17/18, 16325 - 83 Avenue
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Day 3Virtual
Day 4Edmonton (ERLC Office at Elmwood School)
Room 17/18, 16325 - 83 Avenue
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Day 5Virtual
Course code: 17-LI-124

Target Audience

Grades 1-6 Language Arts Teachers, Literacy Coaches, Lead Teachers

About this learning opportunity

The Edmonton Regional Learning Consortium (ERLC) is hosting a Community of Practice for beginning or veteran teachers who are interested in deepening their understanding of foundational literacy practices. We will meet a total of five times (face-to-face and online) throughout the school year to engage in professional learning. 

The face-to face meetings will take place in October, November and March and webinars are scheduled for January and May. One or two classroom visits to see literacy learning in action will be integrated in the face-to-face sessions. 

 Key topics of learning include: 

  • What does 100 minutes of daily literacy programming look like? 
  • How to integrate all components of a comprehensive literacy program in your daily/weekly plans including reading, writing, phonemic awareness, word work and oral language
  • Classroom design - making the most of your space
  • Tips for classroom management, supporting diverse learners and communicating with parents 
  • Guiding principles for whole group, small group and one-on-one instruction 
  • Diagnostic Literacy Assessments 
  • Digital literacy, visual and cross-curricular literacy 

This learning opportunity is being provided through funding from Alberta Education.

About the facilitator(s)

Sherri Johnston has been a teacher for over 20 years. She has her M.Ed. in Elementary Literacy and is passionate about reading. She served as a district literacy consultant in Elk Island Public Schools for ten years where she supported both English and French Language Arts teachers. Sherri has taught all subjects, Grades 4 – 9, including three years as a teacher-librarian. She is currently on secondment with the Edmonton Regional Learning Consortium and is pleased to support K-12 Literacy. 

Siobhan Murphy is a teacher with Greater St. Albert Catholic Regional Division. She is on secondment at the Edmonton Regional Learning Consortium, working primarily in the area of literacy. Her past teaching experience includes teaching at the elementary and junior high levels. Siobhan completed her Master's degree in education at the University of Alberta focusing her research project on assessment for learning best practices, in particular how rubrics can improve student writing.

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