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PD Resources

Professional Development Resources are intended to support opportunities to "continue the conversation" with respect to various selected learning opportunities. Most often PD resources are archived webinars with conversation guides or professional development/workshop resources intended for leaders to facilitate district/job embedded learning opportunities.

PD resources can include facilitator guides, participant handouts, and/or facilitator resources and are intended to be adaptable to your context. All materials on the site are aligned with the Alberta programs of studies, were developed by Alberta educators and are intended to support implementation.

PD resources can also support individual self motivated learners who wish to continue their learning Any Time, Any Place, at Any Pace.

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Literacy Instruction for Students with Significant Disabilities
Literacy Instruction for Students with Significant Disabilities
ARPDC/ERLC

Literacy Instruction for Students with Significant Disabilities is based on the Four Blocks Literacy Framework, a comprehensive approach to teaching literacy developed originally Dr. Patricia Cunningham and Dr. Dorothy Hall and then adapted by Karen Erickson and David Koppenhaver for students with disabilities. The Four Blocks include Guided & Shared Reading, Writing, Self-Selected Reading and Working with Words.

Content in this new online resource is built on the work of Dr. Karen Erickson, Dr. David Koppenhaver, and Dr. Caroline Musselwhite based on the many sessions and workshops they have provided across the province of Alberta.

Explore Literacy Instruction for Students with Significant Disabilities to learn more about this comprehensive literacy framework and for ideas, strategies, and resources to support reading and writing success for students with significant disabilities!

Social Studies Project PD Resources
Social Studies Project PD Resources

Alberta's Social Studies curriculum supports students in their journey to become responsible citizens and leaders who will shape Canada's future. Students learn about Canadian and world history, geography, economics, other social sciences and the humanities. The current social studies curriculum has been revised to reflect the needs of students in the 21st century and takes into consideration current recent research on teaching and learning for Social Studies. Critical Thinking and Inquiry based learning are an integral part of this curriculum.

This site hosts specific grade level and admin resources to assist with implementation.

Off Campus Program Series: School Authority / School Administrator’s Responsibilities & Program Management Checklists
Off Campus Program Series: School Authority / School Administrator’s Responsibilities & Program Management Checklists
with Karen Kiefer

Using the Off-Campus Education Handbook – look at the responsibilities of the School Authority and the School Administrator in detail. Checklists are provided.

Off Campus Program Series: Coordinator’s Responsibilities / File Management / Worksite Inspections / Checklists
Off Campus Program Series: Coordinator’s Responsibilities / File Management / Worksite Inspections / Checklists
with Karen Kiefer

Using the Off-Campus Education Handbook – look at the responsibilities of the Coordinator in detail. Talk about File Management and Worksite Inspections. Checklists are provided.

The World in Our Classrooms
The World in Our Classrooms
with Elizabeth Coelho

On November 1, 2011 Elizabeth Coelho presented a day-long workshop about promoting inclusive educational practices in multicultural and multilingual classrooms. The workshop focussed on how to take advantage of student diversity, in order to both support English Language Learners and to benefit all learners through intercultural experiences. The workshop was recorded and edited into five segments which are provided in the links below. Each segment includes a video clip of Elizabeth Coelho's presentation, her accompanying power point, her supplementary hand-outs and a Learning Guide to facilitate discussion. Throughout her presentation Elizabeth Coelho made reference to various other helpful resources. Links to these are included in the document entitled "Research References."