Let's Talk Phonics

This session has been completed.
Facilitators: Dr. George K. Georgiou Kristy Dunn
Date:May 25, 2022
Time:4:00 pm to 5:00 pm MTN
No charge
Location: Virtual
Session Code: 22-NC-184
Focus: Curriculum Implementation New Curriculum

Target Audience

Teachers, Instructional Coaches, Learning Coaches, Inclusive Learning Teachers, District Leaders/Consultants, Educational/Instructional Assistants, Specialists who work directly with students

About this Learning Opportunity

Come join Dr. George K. Georgiou and Kristy Dunn for a webinar that will cover the following areas:

·       What is phonics and why should I teach phonics to my students?

·       How can I assess my students' phonics knowledge?

·       What is a good scope and sequence for teaching phonics?

·       What does "The Phonics Companion" cover? We will walk you through the content of the book and a lesson plan.


* This session will be recorded and available for 14 days and shared with all registered participants *

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

Dr. George K. Georgiou is a professor in the Dept. of Educational Psychology at the University of Alberta and the director of the Reading Research laboratory. His research focuses on reading acquisition across languages and the remediation of reading difficulties. For his research he has received numerous awards and he has been named to the College of the Royal Society of Canada.

Kristy Dunn is a doctoral candidate in Special Education at the University of Alberta. With over 15 years of teaching experience, Kristy brings valued knowledge as a literacy and learning specialist to the work of teachers of reading. She has designed reading intervention programs for both Alberta Education and different research projects. Kristy is currently on the board of directors of the Learning Disabilities Association of Alberta. She has received many awards, including the Alberta Excellence Scholarship and the Social Sciences and Humanities Council Doctoral Fellowship.