Our Team

Administration

John Waterhouse

Director

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John Waterhouse

Director

john.waterhouse@arpdc.ab.ca

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John Waterhouse is passionate about continuous professional learning and building the capacity of all those who serve the educational needs of students. John’s professional career includes having a being a teacher and department head for 5 years, vice principal and principal for 21 years, Deputy Superintendent responsible for Human Resources and Professional Learning for 8 years and is currently in his 3rd year as Executive Director of the Edmonton Regional Learning Consortium.

John also served in many professional leadership roles including Vice President of the ATA and President of CASS. John has served on various provincial education committees including the Advisory Committee and Working Group for the development of the Teaching Quality Standard, The Leadership Quality Standard and the System Leadership Quality Standard. John has a breadth of depth and experience and expertise with a focus on supporting professional learning at all levels.

Areas of Expertise

  • Instructional Leadership
  • Professional Learning Communities
  • Curriculum, Pedagogy and Assessment
  • School and System Improvement
  • Professional Practice Standards

Session Offerings

  • Ministerial Order on Student Learning
  • Instructional Leadership
  • Professional Practice Standards
  • Pedagogy as Informed Practice
  • Teacher Clarity in Professional Practice
    Alberta Curriculum
  • Alberta Assurance Model

Irene Gibbons

Program Coordinator

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Irene Gibbons

Program Coordinator

irene.gibbons@arpdc.ab.ca

Irene’s professional career began as a Licensed Practical Nurse. It was with her 7 years working in the Education Department with the Good Samaritan Society that she found her passion for learning. Irene went on to obtain her Diploma in Business Management at NAIT. Irene worked for Sturgeon Public Schools for 7 years as a school Finance Clerk. Currently Irene is serving her first term as Trustee for Sturgeon Public School Division. Irene has always had a calling for learning and is thrilled to share her passion at the Edmonton Regional Learning Consortium.

Tricia Mason

Program Coordinator

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Tricia Mason

Program Coordinator

tricia.mason@arpdc.ab.ca

Tricia Mason joined ERLC in the fall of 2023. After being a stay at home mom of 3 to 10 years, Tricia became an Educational Assistant for 7 years. Then Tricia transitioned into the automotive and health care industries. Tricia is excited to work in education again and helping you grow as an educator through professional development.

Margaret Savage

Finance Coordinator

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Margaret Savage

Finance Coordinator

erlc.accounting@arpdc.ab.ca

Margaret has over 20 years of experience in business management, human resources, marketing and analysis. In June 2008, Margaret joined the ERLC team in the role of Financial Coordinator.

Always up for a challenge, Margaret enjoys the ever changing demands of the ERLC office and the need to support educators in the province. A task orientated worker, Margaret enjoys providing sound customer service to both participants and employees of the ERLC.

Brennah Robinson

Communications Coordinator

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Brennah Robinson

Communications Coordinator

brennah.robinson@arpdc.ab.ca

Brennah Robinson joined the ERLC team as their Communications Coordinator in July 2021. She is a graduate of SAIT’s New Media Production and Design program, and has over 6 years of industry experience in graphic design, branding, and social media management. She has worked with a variety of different companies and organizations in that time, including Red Iron Labs and Alberta Health Services. Brennah now enjoys having the opportunity to bring out ERLC’s own personality and flare in all the work she produces for the Consortium.

Professional Learning Leads

Our professional learning leads support the region according to Alberta Education priority areas and identified regional needs based on jurisdictional three-year educational plans. To request district day support from ERLC or engage with our learning leads, please visit Request a Session or District Day.

Adelee Penner

Professional Learning Lead

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Adelee Penner

Professional Learning Lead

adelee.penner@erlc.ca

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Adelee Penner is a highly sought-after consulting professional who has demonstrated her ability to realize system improvement and change disruption. She brings her practical experience working with teachers, school-based and district leaders to her project consultation/work. She has been an educator and leader in school authorities in both Manitoba and Alberta. Adelee also has experience as an Assistant Superintendent of Schools. She has worked for Manitoba Agriculture as well as for Alberta Education, which provided her with the opportunity to innovate, create and problem-solve at a provincial level. In addition to consulting, Adelee is a Lecturer in the Education Faculty at the University of Alberta. Adelee is able to create remarkable outcomes through her unshakable optimism.

She enjoys working alongside leaders as she believes we have the ability to shape an innovative future together. Adelee’s strengths lie in her ability to inspire and motivate people to achieve meaningful improvement, see possibilities and create opportunities; she is a systems thinker, and her ability to craft meaningful processes through which remarkable outcomes are possible. Through her visionary leadership and ability to analyze and assess multiple data sources, she is able to coach teams into actioning their potential. As an IAP2 certified trainer, Adelee enjoys working with organizations to inspire new ways to engage with their stakeholders and consider their communication strategies. Adelee inspires others to be their best while focusing on goals the system is working towards. She is a disruptor who challenges thinking and makes you realize you can shift/refine your practice for your well-being, practice, and stakeholders.

Areas of Expertise

  • Instructional Leadership – School Administration and Learning Coaches
  • Curriculum, Pedagogy and Assessment Implementation
  • Assessment strategies for both online and face-to-face learning
  • Coaching to support Design Thinking strategies to create new learning experiences or reporting school success
  • Assurance Model for School Systems and Schools
  • Stakeholder engagement, both the planning and facilitation of events
  • Inclusive Education – Design planning and successful practice
  • System and School wide Wellness Implementation
  • Mental Health Literacy
    Considering differentiation in constructing learning opportunities
  • Leveraging technology and data to support all learners
  • UBD/UDL
  • CTS/CTF

Session Offerings

  • Assurance Model – What is my place in this new framework?
  • Using Data to Inform Practice in our Classrooms and Schools
  • Using Design Thinking in the Classroom
  • Assessment Strategies for Online Learning
  • Assessment Strategies for Face-to-Face Learning
  • Mental Health Literacy
  • Ministerial Order on Student Learning
  • Why Certain Learning Experiences have Extraordinary Impact?
  • Making Thinking Visible

April Prescott

Professional Learning Lead

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April Prescott

Professional Learning Lead

april.prescott@erlc.ca

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My name is April Prescott, and when I was ten years old, I spent my summer holidays teaching to my stuffed animals—they were a captive audience and solidified my dream to become a teacher! I went on to work as an Educational Assistant for St Albert Public Schools for five years until I achieved my Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education from the University of Alberta. While at the U of A, I enjoyed a season of varsity rugby to add to my 20+ years of playing the sport. After 16 years of teaching in early education for Connect Society and Aboriginal Head Start, I started my Master’s in Counselling Psychology through Yorkville University. In the summer of 2016, I found myself in Bali, becoming a yoga teacher and satiating my love of travel. With my many years of experience and training, I come to ERLC with a desire to share knowledge, contribute to the field of education, and provide exciting opportunities for professional learning. When not working as an Inclusive Education Coordinator or a Mental Health Therapist, I train dogs for sheep herding, teach yoga, hike, kayak, camp, cycle, or play Dungeons & Dragons.

Areas of Expertise

  • Trauma-informed practice for educators
  • NeuroRelational Framework
  • Circle of Security
  • Mindfulness & Meditation
  • Yoga and Mindful Movement
  • Child & Adolescent Mental Health
  • Educator Mental Health & Well-being
  • Experiential Learning for Professionals
  • Early Learning
  • Planning for Program Unit Funding (PUF)
  • Effective Home Visitation

Betty Morris

Professional Learning Lead

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Betty Morris

Professional Learning Lead

betty.morris@arpdc.ab.ca

Betty Morris has been a math educator for over 40 years.  Her various roles included classroom teacher, district math consultant, math exam manager/new initiatives for Alberta Education, and sessional instructor at Concordia University in Edmonton.

Betty’s interest in supporting teachers and students in their understanding of mathematics and instilling in them the confidence and passion that she has for mathematics, continues as she provides professional learning to districts and schools, working with both teachers and students.  A priority for her is helping all stakeholders to understand and work with the new math curriculum.

Candace Ketsa

Professional Learning Lead

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Candace Ketsa

Professional Learning Lead

cketsa@gsacrd.ab.ca

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With 30 years of experience, Candace Ketsa has taught from Kindergarten to Adult Education with the majority of her years with high school and junior high school aged students.

Although she has taught physical education, coding and sciences, her passion and education is in mathematics. She started her career in H. A. Kostash, then Radway, Alexis Elementary, Jr. & Sr. High School, Yellowhead Tribal College, Storefront School, Vincent J. Maloney and finally St. Gabriel Education Center.

She has taught high school math with experience in both a traditional setting and online learning, but really embraced building numeracy skills with junior high math students.

Within these years of teaching, she was also seconded to write resources for ERLC and Alberta Education and last year was the Numeracy Lead teacher for Greater St. Albert Catholic Schools helping Division 1 teachers implement, and the Division 2 teachers pilot the new Mathematics curriculum.

This year she is excited to return to teach high school math and physics with St. Gabriel Education Center half time while working with the ERLC.

Gwendolyn Shone

Professional Learning Lead

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Gwendolyn Shone

Professional Learning Lead

gwendolyn.shone@erlc.ca

Gwendolyn Shone is an Albertan educator who values plurality: having raised three daughters in a Francophone minority context, an immigrant father, and two Indigenous sisters adopted during the Sixties Scoop. She holds a Graduate certificate in Administration et leadeurship scolaire and a M.Éd. from Campus Saint-Jean, University of Alberta. Her experience includes Francophone and French immersion teacher, Alberta Education curriculum consultant, Francophonie newcomer services, French education researcher, new French teacher consultant, and Assistant Professor of pre-service Francophone and French immersion teachers.

Irene Heffel

Professional Learning Lead

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Irene Heffel

Professional Learning Lead

irene.heffel@erlc.ca

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Irene Heffel is a literacy consultant and educator with over 35 years of experience at all levels. She has worked with both elementary and secondary teachers to implement best practices in curriculum, assessment and Backward Design.

Areas of Expertise

  • Curriculum Planning
  • Assessment
  • Rubric Development
  • Backward Design
  • Teacher Planning
  • Reading Instruction
  • Writing Instruction
  • Group Facilitation
  • Reading Instruction Across Curriculum
  • Literacy Leadership

Session Offerings

  • Rigour and Routine
  • Essential Learning Outcomes
  • Essential Learning Outcomes and Next Steps
  • Backward Design
  • Literacy Principles
  • Assessment in Reading and Writing
  • Performance Assessment Development

Janet Bell

Professional Learning Lead

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Janet Bell

Professional Learning Lead

janet.bell@erlc.ca

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An English teacher originally, Janet’s career evolved over the years from classroom teacher to consultant, co-leading edtech integration across the province as a member of the award-winning 2Learn.ca and ARPDC provincial teams, to school and district leadership as a Department Head at Lillian Osborne High School and a TIPS (Technology Integration & Planning Supports) Consultant with Edmonton Public Schools. A Google Certified Trainer and SMART Certified Trainer and Innovator, these days Janet brings over 25 years of vision, practical strategies and all round edtech experience to help support system and school-based integration of Google Workspace for Education, Lumio and other reputable applications, makerspaces, digital citizenship and more, within today’s shifting learning spaces. In her spare time, she enjoys the four generations of her family.

Areas of Expertise

  • Technology Integration Planning and Professional Development
  • G Suite (Google Apps) Integration
  • SMART Learning Suite Integration
  • Makerspaces
  • Digital Citizenship
  • Emergent Technology Integration Practices

Session Offerings

  • Any Place, Any Time Learning with SMART Learning Suite Online
  • Technology and the TQS – Leading Change from Within’
  • Appy iPads in Schools and at Home
  • Digital Citizenship in a Post-COVID Age
  • Robots in my K-6 Classroom?Absolutely!
  • Learning from Home? Let’s Help Parents Help Us Help Kids!
  • Make Assessment more FUN and Functional than ever with Free or Low-Cost Online Tools!
  • GSuite Series (no prerequisite)
    • GSuite Strategies 1 – Processes and Resources for You and Your Students
    • GSuite Strategies 2 – Processes and Resources for You and Your Students
    • Sites to See!3-2-1 Launch!
    • Plan for a Great Year Ahead!
    • ‘Slide’ into Engaged Learning with Google Slides

Kelly Gibbs

Professional Learning Lead

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Kelly Gibbs

Professional Learning Lead

kelly.gibbs@erlc.ca

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Kelly’s joy has been found in supporting staff in the use of research-based instructional strategies that make literacy teaching and learning systematic and intentional. A Teacher, a Consultant, a Reading Specialist and a University Sessional Instructor, Kelly’s background is in supporting teachers as they build their understanding of students with all learners, including those with learning disabilities – how they learn and how they achieve. She has built her knowledge of UDL through her work at the University of Manitoba.

“A ship in the harbor is safe, but that’s not what ships were built for.” -Anonymous

Areas of Expertise

  • Reading Specialist
  • Language and Literacy
  • Specialized Assessment
  • Structured Literacy
  • Programming Support, Implementation and Coaching (e.g., UFLI (University of Florida Literacy Institute Phonological Awareness/Phonics Program)
  • Instructional Strategies
  • Inclusive Classrooms; Building Community
    Support for Students at Tiers 1, 2, and 3
  • Universal Design for Learning (UDL)

Session Offerings

  • UFLI (University of Florida Literacy Institute Phonological Awareness/Phonics Program)
  • The Respecting Diversity Program
  • Literacy Strategies for Educational Assistants
  • Structured Literacy – Rethinking Your Approach of Literacy for All
  • Building and Instructional Strategy Handbook
  • English Language Learners in the Inclusive Classroom
  • Universal Design for Learning – A Pedagogical Understanding
  • Direct, Explicit Programming and Instruction – It’s A Thing
  • Plasticine Writing
  • How to Group for Learning
  • Sound Walls
  • Learning Disabilities – What it is, Who it is, What happens?
  • Learning Challenges – Let’s Plan Together
  • Specialized Assessments – What am I Looking At?
  • Flipping the Classroom
  • Let’s Build a Cohort
  • How to Create Interventions in Your Classroom

Kimberly Waugh-Motoska

Professional Learning Lead

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Kimberly Waugh-Motoska

Professional Learning Lead

k.waughmotoska@erlc.ca

Kimberly Waugh-Motoska has been an educator for over 35 years. Throughout her career as a teacher and educational leader, Kimberly has focused on ways to enhance student engagement and understanding through research-based teaching and assessment practices. Kimberly has been privileged to mentor, collaborate and connect with educators through her work with various organizations such as the Canadian Assessment for Learning Network, the Alberta Assessment Consortium, ERLC/ARPDC, and as consultant in Assessment and Reporting for ECSD. She is an accredited consultant for the IB Middle Years Programme, and a certified trainer for PowerSchool SIS and PowerTeacher Pro.

Areas of Expertise

  • Fostering fair and balanced assessment practices
  • Building planning and assessment resources
  • Co-designing curriculum-based projects, tasks and assessment tools
  • Sharing strategies to strengthen teaching and assessment pedagogy
  • Blueprinting summative assessments
  • Reviewing and discussing features in PowerSchool SIS which impact reporting
  • Considering practices (for teachers & school admin teams) within the PowerTeacher Pro Gradebook to ensure fair, accurate assessment and reporting of student achievement.
  • Exploring Outcomes-Based Assessment and Reporting

Marylou Gammans

Professional Learning Lead

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Marylou Gammans

Professional Learning Lead

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Initially working as an artist in residence for various schools and industries, Marylou later brought her passion for building relationships to the classroom, becoming a teacher, and later a consultant. She facilitates professional learning and works with many school districts in French and English. Areas of focus are Concept-Based Curriculum and Instruction (CBCI), Intensive French (ANL) and her own Embodied Cognition Programme using drama strategies to explore ways to create lasting meaning through authentic links with the curriculum and daily
life.

Marylou has always used a combination of innovative strategies to help people build significant relationships in our interconnected world.

Areas of Expertise

  • Concept-Based Curriculum and Instruction (CBCI)
  • Intensive French – A Neurolinguistic Approach (ANL)
  • Embodied Cognition – Movement and Theatre for Deeper Understanding
  • French Literacy – Language Development Skills and Assessment
  • Social & Emotional Learning

Session Offerings

  • Parler françaisla découverte langagière continue même à lamaison!
  • Help!My child is in French Immersion and I don’t speak thelanguage!
  • Le théâtre pour promouvoir la communication orale et l’interactionsociale
  • L’intimidation:Un plan d’action
  • Pause cerveau:pour mieux se concentrer
  • Concept-Based Learning for Understanding: An Introduction
  • Concept-Based Learning for Understanding: A Deeper Dive
  • Concept-Based Learning for Understanding: A Focus on Various Strategies
  • Concept-Based Learning for Understanding:Implementation inVarious Contexts

Nicole Lamoureax

Professional Learning Lead

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Nicole Lamoureax

Professional Learning Lead

nlamoureux@arpdc.ab.ca

Nicole has over 20 years of teaching experience from grades 1-6. She served as the Elementary Science Consultant with ECSD. Nicole has a passion for elementary science education and is a member of the Ambitious Science Teachers, a collaborative group of science education researchers, consultants and teachers who strive to improve science pedagogical practices grounded in evidence based approaches.

Tammy Leslie

Professional Learning Lead

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Tammy Leslie

Professional Learning Lead

tammy.leslie@erlc.ca

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Tammy is a Designer of Professional Learning in the area of Math and Numeracy, with a focus in elementary math. She has been in education for over 30 years in a variety of roles. Her goal is to support educators in their continued efforts to build positive mathematical mindsets and incorporate impactful strategies into the classroom.

Tammy aims to co-construct meaningful professional learning to guide instruction and maximize student learning.

Areas of Expertise

  • Unpacking the Aberta K-6 Curriculum
  • Planning and Assessing Student Actions in the K-6 Curriculum
  • Building a Guided Math Framework
  • Assessment in Math
  • Math Talks
  • Fluency with Basic Facts
  • Building math resources to support teachers

Session Offerings

  • Building a Guided Math Framework
  • Going Deeper with Guided Math
  • Creating Environments of Numeracy
  • Targeting Math Vocabulary
  • Primary Math Games
  • Upper Elementary Math Games
  • Choice Boards
  • Assessing for the Well Taught Math Classroom
  • Early Learning Count Principles (K-2)
  • Building Mastery with Addition and Subtraction (Gr. 1-3)
  • Building Mastery with Multiplication and Division (Gr. 4-6)
  • Change in the Mathematical Mindset to Enhance Student Learning
  • Math Journaling
  • Using Math Manipulatives
  • Creating a Culture of Numeracy

Tannis Niziol

Professional Learning Lead

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Tannis Niziol

Professional Learning Lead

tannis.niziol@erlc.ca

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Tannis is currently supporting Alberta teachers as a Professional Learning Facilitator with the Edmonton Regional Learning Consortium. She recently served as a curriculum consultant for the Edmonton Catholic School Division. Throughout her 30-year career as an educator, in both Edmonton and Winnipeg, Tannis remains passionate about teaching and learning, and the need for explicit literacy apprenticeship at all levels in all subject areas.

Tannis is a voracious reader who believes all students deserve access to rich, diverse reading experiences and to a safe equitable space to talk about what they see, hear, think and feel. She is on a journey to disrupt and bring clarity to the conversations that drive our planning and assessment practice.

Areas of Expertise

  • Language Arts 7-12
  • Literacy 7-12
  • Readers/Writers Workshop
  • Disciplinary Literacy
  • Understanding by Design
  • Conceptual Understanding
  • Assessment

Session Offerings

  • Making Meaning: Embedded Literacy across the Curriculum
  • Talking to Learn: Talk Routines that Build Understanding
  • Texts in ELA 7-12: Windows, Mirrors and Sliding Doors
  • Rethinking the Language Arts Classroom 7-9
  • Book Clubs: Choice, Collaboration, Confidence
  • Words Matter: Building Academic Vocabulary
  • Leveraging Mentor Texts in the ELA 7-12 Classroom
  • Planning with the End in Mind
  • Assessment For and As Learning: Best Practices in the Secondary Classroom
  • Reading the World:Engagement and Agency in Secondary ELA
  • The Art of Academic Conversation:Creating a talking and thinking classroom

Tammy Johnston

Professional Learning Lead

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Tammy Johnston

Professional Learning Lead

tammy.johnston@erlc.ca

Tammy is Metis and her family is from Selkirk, Manitoba. Her current practice focuses on indigenous education, particularly curriculum creation and her last project was a partnership with Ignite Centre for e-Learning and Kee Tas Kee Now Tribal Council to create lessons for their Outreach program for Grades 7 to 9 using indigenous ways of knowing and being and land-based learning. Tammy is a past board member and volunteer for 11.5 years with the Stardale Women’s Group (stardale.org) that works to empower indigenous girls. Through her work with Stardale and KTCEA, Tammy has found a passion for assisting educators to integrate indigenous ways of knowing and being and land-based learning into curriculum.

Tammy has over 30 years of teaching experience and she completed a Bachelor of Education and Bachelor of Arts (English/Psychology) at the University of Winnipeg and a Master of Education (Distance) through Athabasca University. She started her teaching career in a Winnipeg junior high in 1988. In 1994, her family moved to Calgary, Alberta. Tammy homeschooled her own children until they entered high school and during that time worked at an online/homeschooling program in various areas and all grade levels, including special education. Other teaching positions she has had since then have been in special education or supporting those with learning barriers, including ELL, from preschool age to adult learners at the college level.

Her personal time is spent with her grown children, Shiba Inu and Siberian Forest Cat. When Tammy’s not with them she practices yoga, reads, write, sings (you can often find her at Calgary karaoke lounges), works on family genealogy, watches historical and science fiction shows, and gardens in the warmer months.

*Her great-grandfather, James Mowat, has a school and park named after him in Fort Saskatchewan and a street in Edmonton (incorrectly spelled James “Mowatt”).

Ted Zarowny

Professional Learning Lead

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Ted Zarowny

Professional Learning Lead

ted.zarowny@erlc.ca

Ted’s educational journey took him through three provinces. He began his career as classroom teacher in Saskatchewan, and spent many years in British Columbia on the North Coast and interior as a teacher and principal. He returned to the prairies and a principalship in the Capital region where he currently remains.

Ted’s passions include instructional pedagogy such as learning for transfer, conceptual learning and the instruction of thinking skills. Trained in Control Theory and Restitution-Self Discipline, a restorative justice approach, Ted has extensive experience with approaches and techniques that address classroom management and student behaviour. He also has extensive experience working with gifted students while being the principal of a school for gifted learners for fifteen years. Ted is excited to share his skillset with others to help them refine practices and mindsets that enrich the learning experiences of students.

Areas of Expertise

  • Effective Instructional Approaches
  • Learning for Transfer & Conceptual Learning
  • Social Emotional Learning
  • Managing Student Behaviour
  • Gifted Education

Session Offerings

  • Curriculum Implementation

Tim Coates

Professional Learning Lead

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Tim Coates

Professional Learning Lead

tim.coates@erlc.ca

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Tim began his career as a high school social studies teacher, receiving an Excellence in Teaching Award in 1993. In 1994 he was seconded to Alberta Education, serving first as a Diploma Examination Manager, and later as the Director of the Diploma Examination Programs Branch. Tim has also worked in the ministry as the Curriculum Developer for high school social studies. Tim has offered professional development presentations throughout Alberta, the United States, and most recently in Hong Kong and Macau.

Currently, Tim is a Sessional Instructor at the University of Alberta, and since 2009 has taught a course in classroom assessment to students preparing for their first round of student teaching. In his spare time, Tim is completing the construction and landscaping of a home he and his spouse have built on an acreage south of Edmonton.

Areas of Expertise

  • Enhancing classroom assessments and assessment practices
  • Preparing for and understanding the results of provincial assessments
  • Aligning assessments with programs of study expectations
  • Putting into practice the principles for fair classroom assessment

Session Offerings

  • Understanding and Applying the Principles for Fair Assessment
  • Building Better Assessments: A Hands-On Workshop
  • Creating High-Quality Multiple Choice Questions
  • De-stress rather than Distress: Preparing for PAT’s and Diplomas
  • Interpreting Diploma Examination Results as a Formative Tool for Teachers
  • I am open to the possibility of customizing a session related to assessment, based on the needs of a school authority

Ulana Soletsky

Professional Learning Lead

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Ulana Soletsky

Professional Learning Lead

ulana.soletsky@erlc.ca

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Ulana Soletsky facilitates professional learning sessions in the area of mathematics and numeracy for Edmonton Regional Learning Consortium (ERLC) since 2006. She taught math in Junior HIgh for 26 years before assuming roles of math and numeracy consultant for Greater St. Albert Catholic Schools and ERLC. An educator since 1979, Ulana has worked with students from Kindergarten through grade 9 and also served as a First Steps in Math Facilitator for Pearson Publishers focusing on the Number, Operation Sense and Measurement strands. She has also been working with Pearson Publishers offering professional development with the new math resource “Mathology” and the “Math Progressions K-9” which she was an active reviewer of during the resource production. Ulana’s latest project has seen her busy working with and overseeing the development of the Math Assessment Gr 1 to Grade 7 with Elk Island Catholic Schools. As a math teacher, Ulana’s goal was that all students understand and appreciate the mathematics they were studying; that they could read it, write it, explore it, and communicate it with confidence; and that they would be able to use mathematics as they need to in their lives. Her focus is primarily around new curriculum support as well as planning for staff development and school improvement. She believes that learning happens most effectively in a cooperative, student-centered classroom.

Areas of Expertise

  • Diagnostics and Interventions
  • First Steps in Math
  • Early and Middle Years Interviews
  • Strategies for Basic Facts and Number Operations
  • Spatial Reasoning in Mathematics
  • Numeracy across Subjects
  • New Curriculum K-6