Building Bridges Together (Grades 4-6)
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Building Bridges Together (Grades 4-6)
Presented by: Cathy Coers, Charlie Kraig & Kathy Charchun
Located at: Online
About the Session


Beginning this fall, ARPDC is hosting new Collaborative Communities entitled Building Bridges Together. There is need to balance physical distancing with effective pedagogical practices (ie. small group work, using manipulatives). Join us to learn, alongside other educators, to brainstorm a variety of ways to best support your students in various learning formats (online, in-person, hybrid).

Our monthly Zoom sessions will allow teachers to collaborate and share ideas, resources, strategies and successes. You will meet and share with colleagues across school authorities to navigate the future uncharted landscape of learning with physical distancing in mind.

The monthly Zoom meetings will include collaboration and conversation around topics that are relevant to the group members, with the first topic being Mental Health. Additional topics to be determined by the interest of group members.

If you took part in our online and Facebook groups this past spring, we hope you will join us again. If you haven’t participated before, we are keen for you to co-create with colleagues and support each other in rising to the challenge of teaching in our new Alberta context. All educators are welcome, if you are an experienced teacher or a first year teacher, come and join in on the conversations.

About the Presenter(s)

Cathy Coers

is in her fifth year of secondment as a Curriculum Implementation Support Consultant for the Central Alberta Regional Consortium, focusing on instructional design in the areas of numeracy, literacy and concept based instruction. Much of her work has been in school divisions and schools facilitating sessions and elbow-to-elbow support. She spent 20 years as a classroom teacher from Kindergarten to Grade 8. During that time she also provided support to her teaching colleagues through the roles of Learning Coach, Math Curriculum Implementation Lead, and AISI Leader working in the areas of literacy, mathematics, assessment, and instructional practices. She earned her Master's Degree in the Science of Education focusing on the Art and Science of Teaching. In 2018, she became a certified Independent Lynn Erickson and Lois Lanning Concept-Based Curriculum & Instruction Presenter and Trainer.

Charlie Kraig

s an educational consultant for Learning Network Educational Services. Experience as a classroom teacher (Gr 1-12), school-based coordinator (LA/SS and Inclusive Education), and vice principal (K-8 school), helps her craft unique professional learning opportunities for educators. She is passionate about instructional leadership and improving teacher practice for all learners’ benefit.

Kathy Charchun

is currently a Learning Facilitator with the Southern Alberta Professional Development Consortium. She has been an educator for 30 years serving as a teacher, principal and K-12 divisional Numeracy Lead. In these roles, she has facilitated professional learning sessions on a variety of teaching and learning topics including mathematics, instructional leadership and goal setting and planning for school improvement Kathy is passionate about promoting highly effective teacher practice, believes in the power of collaboration and is committed to success for all students within an inclusive environment.

Fee: $0.00