English Language Arts 7-9: Professional Learning Cohort

Registration closes:
Mar 24, 2021 at 11:00 pm
Facilitator(s): Tannis Niziol
Irene Heffel
This is a multi-day event.
Day 1Jan 13, 2021 (4:00 pm to 5:15 pm MDT)
Day 2Jan 27, 2021 (4:00 pm to 5:15 pm MDT)
Day 3Feb 10, 2021 (4:00 pm to 5:15 pm MDT)
Day 4Feb 24, 2021 (4:00 pm to 5:15 pm MDT)
Day 5Mar 10, 2021 (4:00 pm to 5:15 pm MDT)
Day 6Mar 24, 2021 (4:00 pm to 5:15 pm MDT)
No charge
Location: Virtual
Course code: 21-LI-286

Target Audience

Language Arts Teachers: Grades 7-9

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 info@erlc.ca.

Our bi-monthly collaboration and conversation will be teacher-driven and responsive to needs and interests as they arise. They will also provide teachers across school jurisdictions the rich opportunity to share ideas, resources, strategies and successes. 

Through the lens of best practices in planning, feedback, and assessment,  we might explore possible approaches to: 

  • independent reading
  • book clubs
  • the whole class novel
  • film
  • poetry
  • the writing process

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)

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.

Twitter: @tanrit57

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.