Learning Opportunity

Let’s Plan Together to Create an Inclusive Classroom for Students with Learning Disabilities & Other Learning Challenges (3 part SERIES)

This session has been completed.
Facilitator: Kelly Gibbs
Date:

This is a multi-day event.

Day 1Mar 07, 2022 (4:00 pm to 5:30 pm MDT)
Day 2Mar 14, 2022 (4:00 pm to 5:30 pm MDT)
Day 3Mar 21, 2022 (4:00 pm to 5:30 pm MDT)
Cost:
No charge
Location: Virtual
Session Code: 22-IE-132
Focus: Assessment Inclusive Education Curriculum Implementation and Pedagogy Leadership English Language Arts, Literacy and Literature

Target Audience

Teachers (K-9), School-based Administrators, Instructional Coaches, Learning Coaches, Inclusive Learning Teachers, District Leaders/Consultants, Educational/Instructional Assistants, Specialists who work directly with students

About this Learning Opportunity

Let’s Plan Together to Create an Inclusive Classroom for Students with Learning Disabilities & Other Learning Challenges (3 part SERIES)

They say, “You’re so patient!”...but really you know it means that you have a good understanding of the students in front of you! 

Once a student has a diagnosis of a learning disability or other learning challenge, what does it mean for them and what does it mean in your classroom? What reading models can work? This series will increase your understanding of learning challenges that students before you may have, what are the research-based instructional strategies that you can use, and how do you implement them in your busy classroom! This is a “work smarter, not harder” series of fortunate events that are meant to build capacity in YOU for your STUDENTS!

Day One March 7, 2022:

  • Reflect on personal understandings and beliefs about teaching students with learning challenges
  • Deepen your understanding of a learning disabilities and review the components of specialized assessments that support various diagnoses
  • Build understanding of executive function

Day Two March 17, 2022:

  • Explore assessment that drives instruction
  • Grouping for Learning in the Inclusive Classroom
  • Look at your classroom: Environment and Timetabling
  • Explore strategies related to instructional planning, and resource selection (e.g., Structured Literacy)

Day Three March 21, 2022:

  • Planning and Sharing - Year Plan, Monthly Plans, Resources, Assessments
  • Reflect on personal understandings and beliefs about teaching students with learning challenges.

This session addresses the LQS competencies

  • #2: Modeling Commitment to Professional Learning
  • #4: Leading a Learning Community

This session addresses the TQS competencies

  • #2: Engaging in Career-Long Learning
  • #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

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 learning...so 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.