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Teaching for Learning Transfer

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Facilitator(s): Julie Stern

Date:November 01, 2019
Time:9:00 am – 3:30 pm
(A copy of the book "Tools for Teaching Conceptual Understanding" will be provided in your registration fee.)
(includes lunch, which is not prepared in a nut/gluten-free environment)
Location: Edmonton (Fantasyland Hotel)
17700 - 87 Avenue
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Course code: 20-NC-201

Target Audience

Secondary Classroom Teachers; K-12 Educators; School-based Administrators; Instructional Coaches; Learning Coaches; District Leaders/Consultants

About this learning opportunity

Innovators don’t invent without a deep understanding of how the world works. With this foundation, they apply deep understanding to solve new problems. This workshop provides tools for how to help students uncover conceptual relationships and transfer them to new situations.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Select and apply strategies for introducing conceptual learning to students
  • Discuss lesson frameworks to help students uncover conceptual relationships
  • Compare methods for assessing conceptual understanding
  • Plan specific ways to differentiate in a concept-based classroom


This session addresses the LQS competency #6: Providing Instructional Leadership

This session addresses the TQS competencies

  • #3: Demonstrating a Professional Body of Knowledge
  • #4: Establishing Inclusive Learning Environments

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

About the facilitator(s)

Julie Stern is the author of Tools for Teaching Conceptual Understanding. She is a teacher trainer and instructional coach, supporting educators in breaking free of the long-standing industrial model of schooling. Julie is a certified trainer in Visible Learning and Concept-Based Curriculum and Instruction. She is a James Madison Constitutional Scholar and taught social studies for many years. She is a Verified Master Trainer and has Coaching and Change Management Certificates from the Association for Talent Development (ATD). Julie previously served as the director of Curriculum Innovation for a network of schools in Washington, DC.