PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

DIVERSE AND INCLUSIVE LITERATURE

What is inclusive and diverse literature? Why do we need it? How can we use literature to broach sensitive subjects in our classrooms? How can we curate an inclusive and diverse collection of children’s and young adult literature? Resource document available here.

ELA - QEP ELEMENTARY PROGRAM

Become familiar with official MEQ documents: the elementary ELA program, progression of learning and the evaluation of learning frameworks.

ELA - QEP SECONDARY PROGRAMS

Become familiar with official MEQ documents: the secondary ELA programs, progression of learning and the frameworks for the evaluation of learning.


MAXIMIZING THE POWER OF FEEDBACK

Feedback is one of the strongest influences on student learning and achievement – but some types of feedback are more powerful than others! Join us as we look at creating a culture of feedback in the classroom.

PRIMER ON ORACY

Where talking to learn meets learning to talk: we look at the intersection of the two and the concept of oracy. Join us as we discuss why talk matters and how we can support the development of this competency in both elementary and secondary classrooms.

ORACY IN THE ELA CLASSROOM - ORACY SKILLS

Join us as we consider the crucial role of talk in the classroom and introduce our Oracy Skills tool—a foundational tool that breaks down the skills students need for effective oral communication.

ORACY IN THE ELA CLASSROOM - DEVELOPMENTAL CONTINUA

A presentation of the Developmental Continua of Oracy Skills which describe a learner’s progression in oracy over time and can help teachers to plan instruction aligned with learning needs. The student continuum is designed to promote reflection and encourage goal-setting.

READER RESPONSE - PART 1

Delving Into Reader  Response: In Part 1 of this 3-part series, join us as we delve into reader response from a fresh perspective - teaching the reader, not the text.

READER RESPONSE - PART 2

Assessing and Developing Reader Response: We explore the process of constructing meaning from a text and work with the Reader Response Continuum. This tool guides teachers in the observation of students' development of reading response and proposes teaching ideas to move students forward.

READER RESPONSE - PART 3

Using Literature to Inspire Reader Response: We finish the  series with a focus on fine-tuning teaching to help tune students in to response and propose ideas for texts to engage students in response.

SPEAK UP! (LCEEQ 2020)

“Talk is a fundamental prerequisite for democratic engagement,” according to professor Robin Alexander. As educators, it is imperative that we help our students find their voices, to become articulate, critical, engaged and active citizens. Negotiation, deliberation, reasoning, listening and talking are essential lifelong skills. Join us as we explore how these empowering oracy skills can promote not only civic engagement but can prepare our youth to participate in global discourse as citizens of the world. Access our book list and download resources here.

LITERACY TODAY IS UNDERSTANDING THE WORD AND THE WORLD.

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