This is a multi-day event.
|Focus:||Assessment Beginner Teachers Curriculum Implementation English Language Arts Instructional Strategies Literacy|
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.