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Extending Writing Opportunities: Supporting Literacy Learning for Students with Significant Cognitive Disabilities

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Facilitator(s): Sandra Gluth
Date:February 01, 2019
Time:9:00 am – 3:30 pm
(includes lunch, which is not prepared in a nut/gluten-free environment)
Location: Edmonton (ERLC Office at Elmwood School)
Room 17/18, 16325 - 83 Avenue
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Course code: 19-IE-133

Target Audience

Grades K-12 Teachers

Also Recommended For

Educational/Instructional Assistants, Instructional/Learning Coaches, Inclusive Learning Teachers, Speech Language Pathologists, Occupational Therapists

Participants should have attended Getting Started with Writing Part One.

About this learning opportunity

Research has shown that typically developing beginning writers (K-1) who are supported in self-selected writing choose specific text types based on their writing development including labels, personal stories, descriptions, and informational writing.

This workshop will explore how these early types of writing might be introduced and taught to students with significant cognitive disabilities who are moving past the scribbling stage and beginning to produce letters and words. You will leave with a wealth of ideas, strategies, and authentic writing tasks to use with your students.

*For effective strategies for assessment and instruction, identifying possible alternative pencils, and ideas to get students started with writing, consider the Getting Started with Writing session scheduled on January 14, 2019.

This session addresses the TQS competency #4: Establishing Inclusive Learning Environments

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

About the facilitator(s)

Sandra Gluth is a creative and solution-focused educator and facilitator with a passion for making learning relevant and engaging for each and every student - and each and every educator! She spent many years as a teacher and consultant with Edmonton Public Schools where she was able to combine her passion for teaching with the use of technology to support literacy learning for students, including those with diverse learning needs.

Currently, Sandra designs and facilitates professional learning for teachers and school leaders across Alberta and in the province of Quebec, focusing on universal design for learning, differentiated instruction, creating inclusive learning environments, and meaningful literacy and numeracy instruction for students with significant disabilities.