|Date:||December 01, 2022|
|Time:||3:45 pm to 5:30 pm MTN|
|Focus:||Assessment Inclusive Education English Language Arts, Literacy and Literature Curriculum Implementation and Pedagogy|
Teachers: K-12, School-based Administrators, Instructional Coaches, Learning Coaches, District Leaders/Consults
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Instructional Coaches, Learning Coaches, District Leaders/Consultants
About this Learning Opportunity
According to Statistics Canada, almost 25% of Albertans speak languages other than English. The members of this diverse demographic bring new stories which may be quite different than the established narrative due to their experiences and backgrounds. Culturally responsive teaching allows for these stories to be heard and used to create a new narrative, helping students discover the important role they can play in the larger societal structure.
This session will explore Zaretta Hammond’s Ready for Rigor framework to guide participants in creating more equitable, affirming and culturally-responsive communities for learning. Participants will be asked to reflect on their understandings of culture and bias, as well as gain an understanding of how the brain uses culture to make sense of the world.
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
Stephanie Dodyk is a Language Consultant with over 15 years experience in teaching and resource roles. After completing a Bachelor of Education degree in Secondary Mathematics and a Bachelor of Arts degree in German Literature, Stephanie later went on to finish a Master of Education specializing in Teaching English as an Additional Language. In her work, Stephanie continually reflects on her journey of identity development and language learning while growing up as a second-generation Canadian and how it relates to students who are now adding English and Canada to their linguistic and cultural repertoires. She is passionate about the empowering impact language and story have on building community. Her practice focuses on embracing the rich stories students bring with them as they add English to their learning journey and empowering educational professionals to hear them.
Areas of Expertise:
AB K-12 Proficiency Benchmarks
Culturally Responsive Pedagogy
Plurilingual Pedagogical Approaches
Second Language Acquisition
Sheltered Instruction Observation Protocol (SIOP Model)
UBD and UDL Frameworks
Stephanie Dodyk is a Language Consultant with over 15 years experience in teaching and resource roles. After completing a Bachelor of Education degree in Secondary Mathematics and a Bachelor of Arts degree in German Literature, Stephanie later went on to finish a Master of Education specializing in Teaching English as an Additional Language. In her work, Stephanie... Read more »