Learning Opportunity

Understanding the New English Language Arts and Literature Curriculum

This session has been completed.
Facilitator: Karen Filewych
Date:June 13, 2022
Time:4:00 pm to 5:00 pm MTN
No Charge
Location: Virtual
Session Code: 22-NC-198
Focus: Curriculum Implementation and Pedagogy

Target Audience

Teachers K-6

About this Learning Opportunity

This presentation will provide you with an understanding of the structure and content of the new K-3 English Language Arts and Literature curriculum.

Karen will also address the Organizing Ideas and share insights and examples about what to expect in your planning, resources, pedagogy and classrooms.

This session addresses the LQS competencies

  • 2. Modeling Commitment to Professional Learning
  • 6. Providing Instructional Leadership

This session addresses the TQS competencies

  • 2. Engaging in Career-Long Learning
  • 3. Demonstrating a Professional Body of Knowledge
  • 6. Adhering to Legal Frameworks and Policies

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

About the Facilitator

Karen Filewych has twenty-five years of educational experience as an elementary teacher, school administrator, and language arts consultant.  In 2007, she completed her Master of Education degree in the area of literacy. Karen's first book - How Do I Get Them to Write? - was published by Pembroke Publishers in May of 2017. Her second book - Freewriting with Purpose - was published in January of 2019. Both books are practical guides for the teaching of writing and include lists of mentor texts for each area of study.  Karen continues to write and has some exciting projects in the works!

Karen presents regularly for teachers on a variety of topics. She especially enjoys working with students through school-based writing residencies to demonstrate how writing can transform their work and their lives in the classroom and beyond. She also offers parent literacy evenings providing simple, effective ways to engage children in literacy-rich activities in the home.

Subscribe to her blog or visit her website for more information: www.wordschangeworlds.ca. Follow her on Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook for teaching ideas and book suggestions.