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Literacy Power Workout 2 Day Series: Writing Power & Powerful Understanding

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Facilitator(s): Adrienne Gear
This is a multi-day event.
Day 1Nov 29, 2019 (9:00 am to 3:30 pm)
Day 2Feb 11, 2020 (9:00 am to 3:30 pm)
(includes lunch, which is not prepared in a nut/gluten-free environment)
This event has multiple locations.
Day 1Edmonton (Fantasyland Hotel)
17700 - 87 Avenue
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Day 2Edmonton (Edmonton Inn and Conference Center)
11834 Kingsway NW, Edmonton, AB T5G 3J5
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Course code: 20-LI-013

Target Audience

Grades K - 7 teachers; Instructional/Learning Coaches

Also Recommended For

School-based Administrators; District Leaders/Consultants; K-12 Teachers

Please bring a laptop or Chromebook to the session.

About this learning opportunity


Writing Power

Effective Writing Instruction and Assessment (K-7)

*Please note that is part 2 of the Literacy Power Workout with Adrienne Gear Series.

November 29, 2019

Join B.C. educator and author, Adrienne Gear for a dynamic and practical workshop on Writing Power. In this session, Adrienne will share her ideas for setting up an effective process-based writing program that includes weekly practice writes, writing goals, mini-lessons and editing and conferencing tips. She will also share her ideas around effective, formative assessment and conferencing strategies. Adrienne will model lessons, share student samples and, as always, share her favorite anchor books for inspiring students to write.

Come to this session and leave with lessons you can use in your classroom tomorrow.

Powerful Understanding

Helping students explore, question and transform their understanding of themselves, others and the world.

*Please note that is part 3 of the Literacy Power Workout with Adrienne Gear Series.

February 11, 2020

We are excited to have Adrienne Gear back in our district to share ideas from her new book “Powerful Understanding.” In this session, she will explain the “Powerful Thinking” model and how it can be used to help students read, connect and reflect to deepen their understanding of themselves, others and the world. Adrienne’s new book explores effective ways to build social-emotional skills as well as promoting critical thinking – two important core competencies of our new curriculum. For those familiar with Adrienne’s Reading Power strategies, you will see how she has integrated them into this model to extend and deepen learning. Adrienne will spend the first part of this workshop revisiting some of the key concepts of Reading Power and later, show how she took this foundation of “deep understanding of text” to “deep understanding of learning”. Adrienne will share lessons and student samples and, as always, you will come away with a list of great new anchor books!

Come to this session and leave inspired and ready to teach your students to think critically and reflectively AND be confident, compassionate and caring citizens!


Adrienne’s books will be available to purchase on site at the workshop. Cost is $27.50 per book (includes tax). Credit, check and cash is accepted.


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Literacy Power Workout: Reading Power
August 23, 2019
Facilitated by: Adrienne Gear

This session addresses the TQS competencies

  • #2: Engaging in Career-Long Learning
  • #3: Demonstrating a Professional Body of Knowledge

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

About the facilitator(s)

Adrienne Gear has been a teacher with the Vancouver School Board for over 25 years. She has worked as a classroom teacher, teacher librarian and district Literacy Mentor. She continues to teach part time, as well as provide professional workshops, demonstration lessons and leadership sessions to schools and districts throughout the province, country, and internationally. Adrienne is the author of five other books:

  1. Reading Power-Revised and Expanded (Pembroke, 2015)
  2. Nonfiction Reading Power (Pembroke, 2008), Writing Power
  3. (Pembroke, 2011), Nonfiction Writing Power (Pembroke, 2014),
  4. and Powerful Readers for Secondary Students (2016). Her books have been translated into French, Swedish, Danish, and Chinese

Twitter: @AdrienneGear