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I am so excited that Miriam Miller is going to be facilitating a Social Emotional Learning Series for the 2018/2019 school year!  She will be discussing SEL across the curriculum, and linking it to the core competencies.  Register on the staff development calendar. 

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We are so excited to bring Faye Brownlie back to our district for a September celebration!  Join us September 27 at 3:45 at Burnaby Central, room A206.  We will have yummy food, and Faye Brownlie will share her wisdom and ideas around meeting the needs of all literacy learners.  She will share ideas on assessment, reading, writing, and the core competencies.   You will leave the session enthused, and ready to take on the school year!

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Thank you to Jennifer Gonzalez for writing this thoughtful article for new teachers.  However, I think all teachers would enjoy this article.  Are you a marigold or a walnut tree?  Read on to find out!

 

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We are excited to have Lori Jamison Rog present at our Curriculum Implementation Day January 28, 2019.  She will share ideas and strategies from her book "Struggling Readers:  Why Band-aids Don't Stick and Worksheets Don't Work".  This session is designed for Grades 3-9 teachers.  For more information, click below.  Register on the staff development calendar.  

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Please join us for our book clubs this year!  We are excited to offer two fantastic books.  

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catching readers book club

Description:

Designed for teachers to learn how to support students who are having difficulties in their early literacy learning. This is a strength-based, formative assessment tool.

Teachers will learn to administer all six literacy tasks listed below to get detailed knowledge about a child’s literacy processing that will inform instructional decisions:

  • Letter Identification
  • Word Reading Test (reading vocabulary)
  • Concepts About Print
  • Writing Vocabulary
  • Hearing and Recording Sounds in Words
  • Running Record of Text Reading

Teachers will work to develop shared understandings and common language when assessing students in need of support – leading to informed, responsive learning opportunities for striving early learners.

 

Kerry Dotto, Reading Recovery Teacher Leader, and Teresa Toth, Reading Recovery Teacher Leader will facilitate these sessions.

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We are excited to offer a three part learning team for ELL teachers and classroom teachers for the 2018/2019 school year!

We will use this book to guide our learning:

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We are so excited to have Lori Jamison Rog work in our district!

Lori Jamison Rog is a teacher, author, and literacy consultant.  She has written many professional books on reading and writing instruction.  She serves as the Education Director for High Interest Publishing, which produces high interest-low vocabulary novels for struggling readers. A popular speaker at literacy conferences across North America and beyond, Lori is currently an independent consultant, providing professional development to schools and districts.

She will facilitate three 1/2 day sessions for Grades 1-3 teachers.  

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We are so excited to have Faye Brownlie back with us next year!  She will facilitate a three part series for Grades 4-7 teachers.  Here is the link with more information:

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