This is a multi-day event.
|Focus:||Literacy New Curriculum|
Teachers Gr 2-8, Administrators, Instructional Coaches
About this Learning Opportunity
Empowering Writers’ training and resources align with the new Alberta outcomes for grades K-3.
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN:
Instructional tools to support deeper comprehension of text, apply analysis skills to constructed response, confidently teach narrative writing, and learn how to provide actionable feedback when assessing student work. Gain understanding of foundational writing skills to help students effectively respond to text and strengthen both writing abilities and reading comprehension skills.
HOW THE TRAINING BREAKS OUT:
Session 1, October 11, 2022 – Launching into Literacy
- Understanding EW’s Methodology and How it Creates Writing Success
- Recognizing Genre
- Identifying Organizational Frameworks (e.g., Informational vs. Narrative)
- Learning How to Annotate and Analyze Text
- Finding Literary Elements for Literary Analysis
- Identifying Text Conventions (clues) for Constructed Response
Session 2, October 18, 2022 – Narrative Skills
- Developing an Entertaining Beginning
- Creating Elaborate Details
- Building Suspense
- Describing the Main Event
- Developing Extended Endings
Session 3, October 25, 2022 – Putting It All Together
- Practicing Process Writing
- Forming Assessment Rubrics
- Recap of Today’s Learning – Narrative Writing
**Please note the session fee includes the Workshop and Hub Digital Resource (1-year license)**
Interested in securing a 2-year Hub license for only an additional $75 US? Click on the following link to order through Empowering Writers:
This session addresses the LQS competencies
- #2: Modeling Commitment to Professional Learning
- #3: Embodying Visionary Leadership
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
Carla Thio is currently a master teacher at the Renert School. She has been a classroom teacher for 23 years in Calgary, Alberta. Her first experience with Empowering Writers was in her first year of teaching at Rundle College School where she became the go-to person for teaching writing. Her students are proof that Empowering Writers yields success. Students arrive to her class excited to write but more importantly confident in writing.
"Rundle College has received the Garfield Weston Award for excellence in Language Arts. We were recognized by the province for having outstanding Language Arts results that were consistent for a period over 5 years. Again, this is all because of the success we have with Empowering Writers approach to writing instruction"
Rundle College Grade 6 English Language Arts
Achievement Multi-Year Reports
|Rundle College Elementary -Writing|
|Standard of Excellence||13%||23%||34%||53%||58.9%|
|Below Acceptable Standard||1.9%||1.8%||0.00||0.00||0.00|
|Province of Alberta - Writing|
|Standard of Excellence||13.1%||12%||13%||11.7%||17.6%|
|Below Acceptable Standard||8.1%||8.6%||9%||8.1%||18.1%|
Carla has been a trainer with Empowering Writers since 2014.