Who can attend: Zone 1 Instructional and Curriculum Leaders and coaches, school and division leaders Administrators (Teachers invited by their school instructional coaches or leaders)
This session will be a working session where teachers dive deep into the Organizing Ideas, the Learning Outcomes, the Knowledge, Understandings and the Skills and Procedures (KUSPs) of the new Alberta ELAL Curriculum.
Teachers will collaboratively examine what is new to the ELAL curriculum, and reflect on what they already teach and do in this curriculum. They will be offered suggestions, review documents other divisions have worked on and be provided a template to divide the learning outcomes and the KUSPs into report card terms.
It is highly recommended that those who participate are familiar and have some experience with either or all of the ‘old’ K - 3 curriculum so comparisons between the old curriculum and the new can be made and easily divided into three terms throughout the year. If not, bring along an experienced lead teacher to work with you.
The goal of the session will be to have a working document (by grade) that teachers can share with others in their schools and division
Angela retired (June 2021) from Grande Prairie Public School Division after 32 years of service as a classroom teacher, academic support, teacher librarian, administrator, AISI coordinator and the last 10 years as Director of Teaching and Learning. She has a Bachelor of Education from the University of Alberta and a Master of Science in Education with a focus in Elementary Literacy and Reading from Walden University. Her desire to obtain her Masters’ degree stemmed from the desire to assist those students who were struggling to read and write. It was during that time she was teaching grade one students and later academic support. From there her passion for best practices in literacy began and continues to grow.
Angela currently teaches for the Teacher Education North Program at Northwestern Polytechnic in Grande Prairie. Here she works to inspire new teachers to be lifelong learners and to be consistent in their focus of meeting all students and their learning needs. She is passionate in supporting teachers to become confident in their abilities to promote student success by implementing research based best practices, instructional strategies and good assessment. She believes that teaching is the ability to first know your students and to know where you need to take them. Know your curriculum, have a toolbox of research based best practices and assessments and then draw on these to meet the needs of your students. Optimum learning for all students is our goal!
Administrator/Administration, Curriculum Leaders/Leadeur de programme, Learning Coaches/Accompagnateur pédagogique, Teachers/Enseignant
K-3/Maternelle à 3
Teachers are welcome to attend with their school or division based instructional/curriculum leaders or coaches.
**please bring a personal laptop and a printed copy of the K-3 ELAL you are choosing to work with.