Learning Opportunity

Empowering Writers Kindergarten - Grade 1

Facilitator: Carla Thio
Date:January 17, 2023
Time:4:00 pm to 5:00 pm MTN
No charge
Location: Virtual
Session Code: 23-LI-298
Focus: English Language Arts, Literacy and Literature

Target Audience


Also Recommended For

Administrators, Instructional Coaches

About this Learning Opportunity

  • How Empowering Writers prepares you for New Alberta Curriculum outcomes for K-1
  • Our proven methodology and lesson design
  • The developmental stages of writing
  • The power of consistent graphic organizers
  • The resources that have what you need to transform your writing instruction


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

Carla Thio

Carla Thio is currently a master teacher at the Renert School. She has been a classroom teacher for 23 years in Calgary, Alberta. Her first experience with Empowering Writers was in her first year of teaching at Rundle College School where she became the go-to person for teaching writing. Her students are proof that Empowering Writers yields success. Students arrive to her class excited to write but more importantly confident in writing.