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Integrating English Language Arts and Literacy for 21st Century Learners (Secondary) 3-Day Series

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Facilitator(s): Susan Woo
This is a multi-day event.
Day 1Aug 22, 2019 (9:00 am to 3:30 pm)
Day 2Nov 07, 2019 (9:00 am to 3:30 pm)
Day 3Feb 12, 2020 (9:00 am to 3:30 pm)
$150.00 (CAD)
(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: 20-LI-039

Target Audience

Grades 7 - 12 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

This Literacy 3-Day Series is intentionally designed to deepen your understanding in a focus area for literacy. Research indicates that the most effective professional occurs when the learning:

  • is sustained over a duration to allow time to learn, practice, implement and reflect
  • has opportunities for collaboration and feedback
  • is applied towards action research in which teachers participate in a structured process of inquiry to improve or refine their instructional practice

This series is intended for beginning teachers and for those who are new to teaching grades 7-12. It is planned to further teachers’ understanding of the foundational literacy principles that support classroom practices and reflective processes for secondary literacy instruction. We will explore how to use a critical lens in developing and implementing teaching and learning strategies, activities and resources.

Key features of the series will include:

  • Creating a Balanced and Integrated Overarching Framework for Teaching Language Arts
  • Organizing for Learning and Instruction – Making the Most of Your Instructional Minutes
  • Exploring Disciplinary and multimodal Literacy
  • Use of Technology to support Literacy and Digital Citizenship
  • Using Mentor Texts for “Thinking Like a Reader/Writer”        
  • Processes for building a “Thinking Classroom” to develop Student Competencies
  • Establishing a Culture of Readers and Writers
  • Exploring Cross-Curricular Connections and Transfer Learning
  • Teaching Critical Literacy/Critical Thinking to Become Competent Readers and Writers
  • Planning for Diversity and Differentiation
  • Assessing, Evaluating and Communicating Student Growth
  • Reflecting on our Teaching Practice  

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)

Susan Woo has been a teacher for over 20 years. She has her Masters in Educational Leadership and is passionate about literacy and student engagement in the classroom. She served as a curriculum coordinator in Edmonton Public Schools for six years where she supported teachers in all four divisions in the areas of literacy intervention, professional development, and assessment. Susan has taught all subjects in grades 7 to 9, high school English Language Arts, and literacy intervention classes from K-12. She is currently on secondment with the Edmonton Regional Learning Consortium and is proud to support teachers in the areas of K-12 Literacy, and foundational knowledge of First Nations, Métis and Inuit.

Twitter: @MsSusanWoo

Facebook: Alberta Teachers for Literacy Support

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