Learning Opportunity

Best Practice in Non-Fiction Instruction

This session has been completed.
Registration Closed
Webinar will be recorded
Facilitator: Irene Heffel

This is a multi-day event.

Day 1Oct 03, 2022 (3:30 pm to 5:00 pm MDT)
Day 2Dec 05, 2022 (3:30 pm to 5:00 pm MDT)
Day 3Feb 13, 2023 (3:30 pm to 5:00 pm MDT)
No Charge
Location: Virtual
Session Code: 23-LI-085
Focus: English Language Arts, Literacy and Literature

Target Audience

Teachers, School based Administrator, District Leaders, Instructional Coaches, Learning Coaches

About this Learning Opportunity

Reading for information is an important life skill. Students who can read nonfiction texts will have an advantage as they move up through the higher grades in school. Exposing your students
to nonfiction texts and helping them acquire the skills to read them with understanding will greatly benefit them in school and in real life.

Participants will be involved in a 3-part series. The focus of sessions will include reading strategies to use with non-fiction, writing non-fiction text, and planning to infuse more non-
fiction into the work.

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

Irene Heffel

Irene Heffel is a literacy consultant and educator with over 35 years of experience at all levels. She has worked with both elementary and secondary teachers to implement best practices in curriculum, assessment and Backward Design.