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Thursday, February 23
 

9:00am

Writing Fiction to Save the World
Fiction can be a powerful tool to help students address the issues that concern them. Author and teacher James Davidge will take participants through a series of writing exercises that encourage using our imagination in socially responsible manners.

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James Davidge

James Davidge was born in Edmonton, Alberta and studied education at the University of Calgary. His first novel, Driftwood Ellesmere, was published in 2006 by Bayeux Arts. He has since released the four remaining novels that complete the Driftwood Saga, a series about a young girl... Read More →


Thursday February 23, 2017 9:00am - 10:15am
1437 Red Deer College

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

10:45am

Writing Graphic Novel Manuscripts
Have you ever thought about getting your students to make comics but you don't know much about the form? Using examples from both his own work and recognized masters, James will introduce the key vocabulary and techniques involved with writing a script for comic books. James will also explore deeper theories involved with pacing, layout and recognizing a comic book's "psychological space".

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avatar for James Davidge

James Davidge

James Davidge was born in Edmonton, Alberta and studied education at the University of Calgary. His first novel, Driftwood Ellesmere, was published in 2006 by Bayeux Arts. He has since released the four remaining novels that complete the Driftwood Saga, a series about a young girl... Read More →


Thursday February 23, 2017 10:45am - 12:00pm
1328 Red Deer College

12:30pm

From Keats to Beats: Exploring Poetry from Iambic to Instagramic
Poetry can be a tough sell to students who would rather be on Instagram or listening to the top 40. But what if they didn’t have to choose between the two? What if instagram poets and chart-topping hits were studied alongside sonnets and haikus? What if it were less about teaching kids how to write poetry and more about the limitless styles there are to choose from?

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avatar for Miranda Krogstad

Miranda Krogstad

Co-founder, YYSpeak
Miranda Krogstad is a spoken word poet and educator who uses her words to empower students of all ages and walks of life.  Teaching life skills including self-confidence, self-expression, and community-building, she has performed workshops in over a dozen cities around the province... Read More →


Thursday February 23, 2017 12:30pm - 1:45pm
1503 Red Deer College

2:15pm

From Keats to Beats: Exploring Poetry from Iambic to Instagramic
Poetry can be a tough sell to students who would rather be on Instagram or listening to the top 40. But what if they didn’t have to choose between the two? What if instagram poets and chart-toppers were studied alongside sonnets and haikus? What if it were less about teaching kids how to write poetry and more about how many styles to choose from? Create a unit as diverse as your students.

Speakers
avatar for Miranda Krogstad

Miranda Krogstad

Co-founder, YYSpeak
Miranda Krogstad is a spoken word poet and educator who uses her words to empower students of all ages and walks of life.  Teaching life skills including self-confidence, self-expression, and community-building, she has performed workshops in over a dozen cities around the province... Read More →


Thursday February 23, 2017 2:15pm - 3:30pm
2404 Red Deer College

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


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