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Comprehensive Literacy Instruction, 5-day Series

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Facilitator(s): Sherri Johnston
This is a multi-day event.
Day 1Oct 30, 2017 (9:00 am to 3:30 pm)
Day 2Nov 30, 2017 (9:00 am to 3:30 pm)
Day 3Jan 30, 2018 (4:30 pm to 5:30 pm)
Day 4Mar 14, 2018 (9:00 am to 3:30 pm)
Day 5Apr 30, 2018 (4:30 pm to 5:30 pm)
$200.00 (CAD) (for all 5 sessions)
(includes lunch, which is not prepared in a nut/gluten-free environment)
This event has multiple locations.
Day 1Edmonton (ERLC Office at Elmwood School)
Room 17/18, 16325 - 83 Avenue
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Day 2Edmonton (ERLC Office at Elmwood School)
Room 17/18, 16325 - 83 Avenue
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Day 3Virtual
Day 4Edmonton (ERLC Office at Elmwood School)
Room 17/18, 16325 - 83 Avenue
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Day 5Virtual
Course code: 18-LI-103

Target Audience

Grades 1-6 Language Arts Teachers, Literacy Coaches, Lead Teachers

About this learning opportunity

The Edmonton Regional Learning Consortium (ERLC) is hosting a Community of Practice for beginning or veteran teachers who are interested in deepening their understanding of foundational literacy practices. We will meet a total of five times (face-to-face and online) throughout the school year to engage in professional learning. 

The face-to face meetings will take place in October, November and March and webinars are scheduled for January and April. One or two classroom visits to see literacy learning in action will be integrated in the face-to-face sessions. 

 Key topics of learning include: 

  • What does 100 minutes of daily literacy programming look like? 
  • How to integrate all components of a comprehensive literacy program in your daily/weekly plans including reading, writing, phonemic awareness, word work and oral language
  • Classroom design - making the most of your space
  • Tips for classroom management, supporting diverse learners and communicating with parents 
  • Guiding principles for whole group, small group and one-on-one instruction 
  • Diagnostic Literacy Assessments 
  • Digital literacy, visual and cross-curricular literacy 

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

About the facilitator(s)

Sherri Johnston has been a teacher for over 20 years. She has her M.Ed. in Elementary Literacy and is passionate about reading. She served as a district literacy consultant in Elk Island Public Schools for ten years where she supported both English and French Language Arts teachers. Sherri has taught all subjects, Grades 4 – 9, including three years as a teacher-librarian. She is currently on secondment with the Edmonton Regional Learning Consortium and is pleased to support K-12 Literacy. 

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