Structured Literacy-Rethinking Your Approach of Literacy for All

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Facilitator(s): Kelly Gibbs
This is a multi-day event.
Day 1Nov 05, 2020 (4:00 pm to 5:30 pm MDT)
Day 2Nov 19, 2020 (4:00 pm to 5:30 pm MDT)
Day 3Nov 26, 2020 (4:00 pm to 5:30 pm MDT)
Day 4Dec 03, 2020 (4:00 pm to 5:30 pm MDT)
$80.00 (CAD)
Location: Virtual
Course code: 21-LI-065

Target Audience

Teachers Div. 1, 2 (possibly 3)

About this learning opportunity

Please note: the webinar information (link and how to access the webinar) will be emailed to you 2 hours prior to the webinar start time (MDT). If you have not received the webinar link by then, please email 

The Elements of Structured Literacy are specific and are meant to support all learners. This is a journey of reflection as we think about how literacy may be approached in classrooms and does it serve students who struggle in literacy? We will look at how Structured Literacy can serve all learners and what instructional processes teachers need to engage in to meet the diverse learners in the classroom. We will look at: phonological awareness, decoding, and sight word recognition as well as background knowledge (vocabulary, language structures, verbal reasoning, literacy knowledge) and how all of these strands weave together to create literacy for all!

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

About the facilitator(s)

Kelly has spent her educational career supporting students with a variety of needs and supporting staff building instructional strategies. She wanted to know more about how students learn and why they had difficulty back to school she went! As a teacher and a Reading Specialist, Kelly holds a Masters degree from the University of Alberta in the area of language and literacy development and specialized assessment. She built her knowledge of UDL through her work at the University of Manitoba. Her work as a Consultant supported teachers in building inclusive practice in all divisions. She has in-depth experience doing professional development, with a focus on instructional strategies and implementation of such strategies. She has taught pre-service teachers at the University of Alberta for the past year. Kelly's joy has been found in supporting staff in the use of research-based strategies that make teaching and learning intentional and meaningful.