Planning to Support the New Science Grade 4 Series

Facilitators: Ted Zarowny Chris Zarski

This is a multi-day event.

Session 1Sep 07, 2022 (3:45 pm to 5:00 pm MDT)
Session 2Sep 15, 2022 (3:45 pm to 5:00 pm MDT)
Session 3Nov 08, 2022 (3:45 pm to 5:00 pm MDT)
Session 4Jan 16, 2023 (3:45 pm to 5:00 pm MDT)
Session 5Mar 07, 2023 (3:45 pm to 5:00 pm MDT)
Session 6Apr 03, 2023 (3:45 pm to 5:00 pm MDT)
No charge
Location: Virtual
Session Code: 23-NC-131
Focus: New Curriculum Science

Target Audience

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

About this Learning Opportunity

This series is designed to support the teachers piloting the new Science Curriculum in K-6. It will be a series of sessions with Session 1 overviewing the key terminology, components to consider for science planning, and the role Computer Science and Scientific Method play throughout.  Participants must view the Session 1 recording prior to attending their scheduled Session 2 for their respective grade(s).

Once registered, you will be provided a login and password to access Session 1 and to locate any posted resources, recordings or information from Sessions 2-5.

The remaining sessions will each focus on one Organizing Idea per session addressing Concepts within the Organizing Idea, assessment, lesson ideas and possible resources. 

Session 1, September 5, 2022: (pre recorded intro) Watch the prerecorded session 1 anytime prior to your session 2 September 15, 2022.

Session 2, September 15, 2022 - Unpacking Living Systems

Session 3, November 8, 2022 - Unpacking Matter

Session 4, January 16, 2023 - Unpacking Earth Systems

Session 5, March 7, 2023 - Unpacking Energy

Session 6, April 3, 2023 - Unpacking Space

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

Ted began his career in education as a Social Studies and English Language Arts teacher at the Junior High and High School levels. After teaching in a variety of communities in Saskatchewan and British Columbia, Ted moved to Alberta where held the position of principal at a school focused on gifted education.

Ted’s educational journey has ignited his passion in the area of instructional pedagogy including learning for transfer, conceptual learning and the instruction of thinking skills. Trained in Control Theory and Restitution-Self Discipline (a restorative justice approach), Ted has extensive experience with approaches and techniques that address the social/emotional needs of students. Ted is excited to share his skillset with others to help them refine practices and mindsets that enrich the learning experiences of students.

Areas of Expertise include:

  • Effective Instructional Approaches
  • Learning for Transfer & Conceptual Learning
  • Social Emotional Learning
  • Managing Student Behaviour
  • Gifted Education

Chris is supporting Alberta teachers as a Curriculum Implementation Support Consultant with the Central Alberta Regional Learning Consortium. She recently served as the Director of Instruction and Staff Development for the St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic School Division. Throughout her 40+ year career as a teacher, administrator, Examiner with Alberta Education, author and assessment & pedagogical consultant with McGraw Hill/Nelson Publishing, Chris continues her passion for learning and sharing her experiences. With years of experience and opportunities to amass a variety of resources and approaches to pedagogy and assessment, Chris continues to read and stay up-to-date with the current literature and research. “Deepening our students' learning begins with us as educators - having a deep understanding of our subject, and a toolbox full of strategies to pull out as needed.” Come join Chris as she helps fill that toolbox and challenges your thinking!