Sound Walls in Your Classroom

This session has been completed.
Facilitator: Kelly Gibbs
Date:June 15, 2021
Time:4:00 pm to 5:30 pm MDT
$20.00 (CAD)
Location: Virtual
Session Code: 21-LI-408
Focus: Literacy

Target Audience

Teachers (K-6)

About this Learning Opportunity

Are you using a word wall but not finding it as effective as you would like? Let’s discuss the use of a SOUND WALL in your classroom and the impact it can have on student learning. Sound Walls focus on print and phonological awareness. The work of Louisa M. Moats and David Kilpatrick will be discussed in building your learning. 

This session addresses the LQS competencies

  • #2: Modeling Commitment to Professional Learning
  • #4: Leading a Learning Community
  • #6: Providing Instructional Leadership

This session addresses the TQS competencies

  • #2: Engaging in Career-Long Learning
  • #3: Demonstrating a Professional Body of Knowledge
  • #4: Establishing Inclusive Learning Environments

This learning opportunity is being subsidized through funding from Alberta Education.

About the Facilitator

Kelly has spent her educational career supporting students with a variety of needs and supporting staff building instructional strategies. She wanted to know more about how students learn and why they had difficulty back to school she went! As a teacher and a Reading Specialist, Kelly holds a Masters degree from the University of Alberta in the area of language and literacy development and specialized assessment. She built her knowledge of UDL through her work at the University of Manitoba. Her work as a Consultant supported teachers in building inclusive practice in all divisions. She has in-depth experience doing professional development, with a focus on instructional strategies and implementation of such strategies. She has taught pre-service teachers at the University of Alberta for the past year. Kelly's joy has been found in supporting staff in the use of research-based strategies that make teaching and learning intentional and meaningful.