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Thursday, February 23
 

9:00am

Bear Necessities of Writing
Are you looking for ways to enhance your student’s writing? Are you being challenged by students who hate to write? The Bear Necessities of Writing program invites students to become risk takers in the writing process, motivating and encouraging them to use a variety of learning styles to build their writing skills. The Bear Necessities of Writing is a hands-on program that now includes the use of

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avatar for Debbie Quick

Debbie Quick

Literacy Consultant, Quick Educational Consulting
74 Erin Ridge Drive


Thursday February 23, 2017 9:00am - 10:15am
913B Red Deer College

9:00am

Fall in LOVE with Phonemic Awareness
Phonemic awareness is the ability to notice, think about and work with the individual sounds in spoken words. Children who have a strong sense of phonemic awareness skills are likely to have an easier time learning to read and spell! Solve the biggest reading problems with Phonemic awareness and help set the stage for lifelong success in reading! IDEAL AUDIENCE- K-1 teachers

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avatar for Lana Lane

Lana Lane

Alberta Learning Networks' Presenter, Independent Literacy Consultant
Lana Laine 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 Alberta Learning... Read More →


Thursday February 23, 2017 9:00am - 10:15am
Upstairs Learning Commons

10:45am

Are You Cut Out To Teach FLUENCY?
Fluency is the ability to read a text accurately and quickly. Fluent readers read aloud effortlessly and with expression. Their reading sounds natural, as if they are speaking. Readers who have not yet developed fluency read slowly, word by word. Their oral reading is choppy and plodding. In this interactive session, explore 20+ creative and fun ways to teach students to read fluently!

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avatar for Lana Lane

Lana Lane

Alberta Learning Networks' Presenter, Independent Literacy Consultant
Lana Laine 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 Alberta Learning... Read More →


Thursday February 23, 2017 10:45am - 12:00pm
Upstairs Learning Commons

10:45am

The Power of Story
When literacy efforts focus solely on pieces of the reading and writing process, it’s like trying to teach kids to play hockey through skating drills. To be human is to tell story and to tell story is what makes us human. Author Sigmund Brouwer shows where story gets power, why story is so effective, and how harnessing this power is one of the best ways to increase literacy in a technology world.

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Sigmund Brouwer

Author, Rock and Roll Literacy
With over four million books in print, Sigmund Brouwer is the bestselling author of books for children and adults. He visits over 200 schools a year across Canada and the United States to deliver his Rock and Roll Literacy presentation.


Thursday February 23, 2017 10:45am - 12:00pm
1408 Red Deer College

12:30pm

How To Teach VOCABULARY Better Than Anyone Else
Vocabulary refers to the words we must know to communicate effectively. In general, it can be described as oral vocabulary or reading vocabulary. Oral vocabulary refers to words that we use in speaking or recognize in listening. Children learn the meanings of most words indirectly, but some vocabulary needs to be taught directly. Get kids addicted to vocabulary with some excellent strategies to

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avatar for Lana Lane

Lana Lane

Alberta Learning Networks' Presenter, Independent Literacy Consultant
Lana Laine 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 Alberta Learning... Read More →


Thursday February 23, 2017 12:30pm - 1:45pm
Upstairs Learning Commons

2:15pm

Running Records… So now what???
Running records are a STANDARDIZED FORM OF ASSESSMENT particularly useful for teachers in their everyday instructional classroom. Running records provide an opportunity to observe, record, and interpret reading behaviours with ongoing daily assessment of reading skills and strategies. Learn how to complete a detailed running record, but more importantly how to analyze miscues and teach reading!

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avatar for Lana Lane

Lana Lane

Alberta Learning Networks' Presenter, Independent Literacy Consultant
Lana Laine 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 Alberta Learning... Read More →


Thursday February 23, 2017 2:15pm - 3:30pm
2901A Red Deer College

2:15pm

Students who Struggle with Reading
Are you wondering what will work for your struggling students? Snapword Flashcards can help! Students will easily learn 600 sight words, visualize for recall, learn related body movement, increase reading, and expand reading fluency. Whether you have a kindergartener who is falling behind or an older child who is working too hard on reading, the right-brained teaching resources and tips will help your child be successful!

The answer for children who struggle lies in teaching children using materials that are uniquely designed using right-brained elements such as visuals, body movement, and stories.

The resources are designed specifically for children who need visuals and movement to learn: English as Second language, learning disabilities, visual and kinesthetic learners, those labeled with dyslexia, autism, Asperger’s, auditory processing disorder, right-brained learners and ADHD. These resources can easily be used successfully by Teachers, Educational Assistants, and Parents.


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avatar for Carrie Forster

Carrie Forster

Grade 3 Teacher, Calgary Catholic School District
175 Windford Drive SW


Thursday February 23, 2017 2:15pm - 3:30pm
2501 Red Deer College