Embedded Disciplinary Literacy in the Secondary Classroom

This session has been completed.
Facilitator: Tannis Niziol
Date:August 30, 2022
Time:1:00 pm to 2:00 pm MTN
No charge
Location: Sturgeon County (Sturgeon Composite High School)
24400 AB-37
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Session Code: 22-DD-SSD-TN-328
Focus: District Days English Language Arts Literacy

About this Learning Opportunity

This session puts a spotlight on the ways that students construct meaning across the curriculum and on the belief that the deliberate development of students’ literacy skills is a shared responsibility. The Language Arts teacher, although a crucial driver of literacy learning, is but one member of the academic team whose role it is to embed authentic literacy -- reading, talking and writing to know and understand -- in her subject discipline. In particular, this 1-hour will focus on practical techniques and resources to help in development of academic vocabulary.

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
  • #4: Establishing Inclusive Learning Environments

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