English Language Arts 7-9 Professional Learning Cohort

Facilitator: Tannis Niziol

This is a multi-day event.

Day 1Sep 29, 2022 (3:30 pm to 4:30 pm MDT)
Day 2Oct 27, 2022 (3:30 pm to 4:30 pm MDT)
Day 3Nov 24, 2022 (3:30 pm to 4:30 pm MDT)
Day 4Dec 15, 2022 (3:30 pm to 4:30 pm MDT)
Day 5Jan 26, 2023 (3:30 pm to 4:30 pm MDT)
Day 6Feb 23, 2023 (3:30 pm to 4:30 pm MDT)
Day 7Apr 27, 2023 (3:30 pm to 4:30 pm MDT)
Day 8May 25, 2023 (3:30 pm to 4:30 pm MDT)
No charge
Location: Virtual
Session Code: 23-LI-014
Focus: Assessment Beginner Teachers Curriculum Implementation English Language Arts Instructional Strategies Literacy

Target Audience

Language Arts Teachers: Grades 7-9

About this Learning Opportunity

Does your assignment for 2022-23 include teaching English Language Arts in Grades 7-9?  Whether you’re a first-year or a seasoned teacher this collaborative online community is for you! Join us as we explore the classroom practices that help to  build confident, capable readers and writers.

Our monthly conversations will be teacher-driven and responsive to needs and interests as they arise. These might include, but are not limited to, how we approach:

  • reading and writing skills
  • various genres (i.e. short fiction, non-fiction, the novel, film study, poetry, drama, etc.)
  • formative feedback, including peer feedback
  • summative assessment
  • classroom discourse

Teachers will also have  the rich opportunity to share ideas, resources, strategies and successes.

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

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

About the Facilitator

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