|Facilitators:||Ted Zarowny Chris Zarski|
This is a multi-day event.
|Focus:||New Curriculum Science|
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!