Tuesday Toolkit - Ideas and Activities to Build Academic Language for Multilingual Students Grades 7-12

Registration closes:
May 23, 2023 at 3:45 pm
Webinar will be recorded
Facilitator: Stephanie Dodyk

This is a multi-day event.

Day 1Sep 20, 2022 (3:45 pm to 4:45 pm MDT)Register Day 1 Only ($20)
Day 2Oct 18, 2022 (3:45 pm to 4:45 pm MDT)Register Day 2 Only ($20)
Day 3Nov 29, 2022 (3:45 pm to 4:45 pm MDT)Register Day 3 Only ($20)
Day 4Dec 13, 2022 (3:45 pm to 4:45 pm MDT)Register Day 4 Only ($20)
Day 5Jan 24, 2023 (3:45 pm to 4:45 pm MDT)Register Day 5 Only ($20)
Day 6Feb 21, 2023 (3:45 pm to 4:45 pm MDT)Register Day 6 Only ($20)
Day 7Mar 21, 2023 (3:45 pm to 4:45 pm MDT)Register Day 7 Only ($20)
Day 8Apr 25, 2023 (3:45 pm to 4:45 pm MDT)Register Day 8 Only ($20)
Day 9May 23, 2023 (3:45 pm to 4:45 pm MDT)Register Day 9 Only ($20)
$150.00 (CAD)
Location: Virtual
Session Code: 23-LL-090
Focus: Assessment English Language Learners Welcoming, Caring, Respectful and Safe Learning Environments

Target Audience

Teacher: Grade 7-12, Instructional Coaches, Learning Coaches, District Leaders/Consultants

About this Learning Opportunity

Each tool in a toolbox serves a particular purpose:  A hammer works great with nails, but not too well with paint.  Teachers have many tools in their instructional toolkits, but will they always be effective with multilingual learners?

Tuesday Toolkit sessions will explore nine research-based instructional practices to create an inclusive, language rich and interactive classroom.  Each session will focus on one strategy that will be explained and modeled with either a Social Studies, ELA, Mathematics, or Science lens.  Participants will have opportunities to discuss how the focus strategies could be implemented in their particular subject area.  

Sessions 2 through 9 will begin with discussion about how participants used the prior month’s instructional practice in their lessons and what they noticed about student interaction before, during and after its implementation.

Session 1, September 20, 2022 -  Content and Language Objectives

Session 2, October 18, 2022 - Teaching Learning Cycle

Session 3, November 29 - Culturally Responsive Feedback and Assessment

Session 4, December 13, 2022 - QSSSA & What to Say Instead of I Don’t Know

Session 5, January 24, 2023 - Translanguaging

Session 6, February 21, 2023 - Picture Word Inductive Model

Session 7, March 21, 2023 - Accountable Talk Moves

Session 8, April 25, 2023 - Question Formulation Technique

Session 9, Maqy 23, 2023 - Design a Test

*Participants can register for the series of 9 sessions fee $150 or selected session dates for $20 per session

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
  • Disciplinary Literacy
  • Intercultural Awareness
  • Culturally Responsive Pedagogy
  • Oral language
  • Plurilingual Pedagogical Approaches
  • Second Language Acquisition
  • Sheltered Instruction Observation Protocol (SIOP Model)
  • UBD and UDL Frameworks


Everyone has multiple stories that shape them, and each story is important. They allow us to learn and grow from one another, build trust, collaborate, and work in an inclusive and respectful environment.