TARGET AUDIENCE: GRADE 2-3 TEACHERS ARE ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND
Beginning this fall, ARPDC is hosting new Collaborative Communities entitled Building Bridges Together. There is need to balance physical distancing with effective pedagogical practices (ie. small group work, using manipulatives). Join us to learn, alongside other educators, to brainstorm a variety of ways to best support your students in various learning formats (online, in-person, hybrid).
Our monthly Zoom sessions will allow teachers to collaborate and share ideas, resources, strategies and successes. You will meet and share with colleagues across school authorities to navigate the future uncharted landscape of learning with physical distancing in mind.
The monthly Zoom meetings will include collaboration and conversation around topics that are relevant to the group members, with the first topic being Mental Health. Additional topics to be determined by the interest of group members.
If you took part in our online and Facebook groups this past spring, we hope you will join us again. If you haven’t participated before, we are keen for you to co-create with colleagues and support each other in rising to the challenge of teaching in our new Alberta context. All educators are welcome, if you are an experienced teacher or a first year teacher, come and join in on the conversations.
is in her fifth year of secondment as a Curriculum Implementation Support Consultant for the Central Alberta Regional Consortium, focusing on instructional design in the areas of numeracy, literacy and concept based instruction. Much of her work has been in school divisions and schools facilitating sessions and elbow-to-elbow support. She spent 20 years as a classroom teacher from Kindergarten to Grade 8. During that time she also provided support to her teaching colleagues through the roles of Learning Coach, Math Curriculum Implementation Lead, and AISI Leader working in the areas of literacy, mathematics, assessment, and instructional practices. She earned her Master's Degree in the Science of Education focusing on the Art and Science of Teaching. In 2018, she became a certified Independent Lynn Erickson and Lois Lanning Concept-Based Curriculum & Instruction Presenter and Trainer.
M.Ed., is a Designer of Professional Learning with the Calgary Regional Consortium. With experience in public, international and independent schools as an educator, experiential learning director, instructional coach and consultant, Cheryl currently designs and facilitates online and face to face professional development sessions and serves as an International Baccalaureate Programme Coordinator. Cheryl supported pre-service teachers as a sessional instructor for B. Ed. students at St. Mary's University in Calgary and has been an IB workshop leader in North America for 14 years. Specific areas of interest and experience include designing learning through pedagogy that ignites critical thinking, concept based curriculum and instruction, student engaged assessment, and the development of international-mindedness and global perspectives.