Learning Opportunity

Planning to Support the New Science Grade 6 Series

This session has been completed.
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 22, 2022 (3:45 pm to 5:00 pm MDT)
Session 3Nov 10, 2022 (3:45 pm to 5:00 pm MDT)
Session 4Jan 18, 2023 (3:45 pm to 5:00 pm MDT)
Session 5Mar 09, 2023 (3:45 pm to 5:00 pm MDT)
Session 6Apr 11, 2023 (3:45 pm to 5:00 pm MDT)
No Charge
Location: Virtual
Session Code: 23-NC-134
Focus: Science Curriculum Implementation and Pedagogy Other

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 7, 2022 - (pre recorded intro) Watch the prerecorded session 1 anytime prior to your session 2 September 22, 2022.

Session 2, September 22, 2022 - Unpacking Living Systems

Session 3, November 10, 2022 - Unpacking Matter

Session 4, January 18, 2023 - Unpacking Earth Systems

Session 5, March 9, 2023 - Unpacking Energy

Session 6, April 10, 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.


Ted Zarowny

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... Read more »

Chris Zarski

Chris Zarski has been an educator for over 40 years, and has served as a teacher, principal, supervisor and director and Examiner for Alberta Education. Currently is serving as a Curriculum Implementation Consultant with CARC on secondment from her role as the Director of Instruction and Staff Development for STAR Catholic Schools. Chris has led numerous district wide initiatives, provided... Read more »