Using Spark within the New English Language Arts Curriculum

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Webinar will be recorded
Facilitator: Karen Filewych
Date:September 19, 2022
Time:3:45 pm to 5:00 pm MTN
No charge
Location: Virtual
Session Code: 23-NC-123
Focus: Curriculum Implementation English Language Arts New Curriculum

Target Audience

Teachers K-6, Instructional Coaches, Learning Coaches, Inclusive Learning Teachers, District Leaders/Consultants, Educational/Instructional, Assistants Specialists who work directly with students, Para-educators and teams who serve children and youth

About this Learning Opportunity

Do you have Spark?

Are you considering purchasing it for your school or classroom?

Join Karen to see how it can be used with the new ELA curriculum. We will explore various instructional contexts such as Interactive Read Aloud, Independent Reading, and Shared Reading. We will also talk about the addition of decodable texts which link to the Organizing Idea of Phonics in the new curriculum: how and why decodable texts can be used.

* This session will be recorded and available for 14 days and shared with all registered participants *

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
  • #4: Establishing Inclusive Learning Environments

This learning opportunity is being subsidized through funding from Alberta Education.

About the Facilitator

Karen Filewych has twenty-five years of educational experience as an elementary teacher, school administrator, and language arts consultant.  In 2007, she completed her Master of Education degree in the area of literacy. Karen's first book - How Do I Get Them to Write? - was published by Pembroke Publishers in May of 2017. Her second book - Freewriting with Purpose - was published in January of 2019. Both books are practical guides for the teaching of writing and include lists of mentor texts for each area of study.  Karen continues to write and has some exciting projects in the works!

Karen presents regularly for teachers on a variety of topics. She especially enjoys working with students through school-based writing residencies to demonstrate how writing can transform their work and their lives in the classroom and beyond. She also offers parent literacy evenings providing simple, effective ways to engage children in literacy-rich activities in the home.

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