Learning Opportunity

Building Better Writers

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Facilitator: Angela Stockman
Date:May 30, 2024
Time:8:30 am to 3:00 pm MTN
(includes lunch, which is not prepared in a nut/gluten-free environment)
Location: Alfred E Savage Center
13909 Fox Dr NW, Edmonton, AB T6H 4P3
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Session Code: 24-LI-604
Focus: English Language Arts & Literacy

Target Audience

Teachers of all grades

About this Learning Opportunity

Participation in this learning opportunity will enable teachers to assess young writers by relying on pedagogical documentation, using what is learned to inform their teaching practice. Drawing upon the work from her books and practice, Angela will introduce multimodal composition and some frameworks, tools, and resources that will enable teachers to support their students when they return to their classrooms. 

Participants will be able to define the varied modes of expression and explain how multimodality is essential to producing high-quality print. 

  • They will define tangible processes for coaching a multimodal process in their own classroom. 
  • They will define tangible processes for coaching the development of multimodal compositions. 
  • They will be able to describe how pedagogical documentation enables equitable assessment. 
  • They will prototype a mini-unit plan to support a multimodal process and/or the development of multimodal products in their own classrooms. 
  • They will plan to document student learning throughout this unit. 
  • They will create assessment and reporting tools to support this work. 

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

About the Facilitator

Angela Stockman

Angela Stockman Angela Stockman is a writer, a writing teacher, and an instructional designer for Daemen College in Buffalo, New York. She's published three books on writing instruction including Make Writing (x10 Publications, 2015) and Creating Inclusive Writing Environments in the K-12 Classroom (Routledge, 2020). Her new books, which explore multimodal writing workshops at the K-5 and 6-12... Read more »