Spelling continues to be an illusive area within ELA for many teachers. Without our own clear understanding, we continue to use programs with hopes that our students will be able to transfer their spelling knowledge into their everyday writing. The good news is that with greater personal knowledge about spelling and how our writing system is structured, we can bring deeper conceptual understanding related to spelling to our students. Teachers of all grades are invited to join us in this ongoing community, as we support one another and learn together about orthography with the mindset of inquiry as an approach to this work. Each time we get together will be an opportunity to explore some new ideas that you can try out and to report back to the group how it went with your class. We believe the easiest way to tackle big ideas is in small bites; this session series aims to do exactly that.
This learning opportunity is being offered through a grant from Alberta Education.
Charlie Kraig is (mostly) a parent and (sometimes) a designer of professional learning for Learning Network Educational Services. Leveraging experiences and skills from over 18 years as an educator, she enjoys crafting unique professional learning opportunities that contribute to the development of deep thinking, compassionate humans. Charlie is a Learning Transfer Endorsed Educator as well as the Regional Network Chair of @WomenEdAlberta (part of the global #WomenEd network supporting and encouraging women in formal and informal leadership positions). Somewhere along the way, she has become comfortable with embracing digital tools to enhance all aspects of education.Lana Lane
Lana Lane is an Independent Literacy Consultant. She resides on an acreage outside of Canada's only border city, Lloydminster, Saskatchewan. She has been a classroom teacher of Pre-K-Gr.2, an Instructional Literacy Coach K-12, and currently contracts with the Learning Network Educational Services and Learning Disabilities Association of Alberta. She has spent many years studying the five essential elements of effective reading instruction; Phonemic Awareness, Phonics, Fluency, Vocabulary and Comprehension and enjoys facilitating workshops across the province. She is a dynamic speaker with a true passion for literacy.
November 19, 2021
Educational Assistants, Teachers, Administrators, Literacy Leads
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