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Book Study Webinar Series –Julie Stern’s Tools For Teaching Conceptual Understanding (Elementary)
Presented by: Cheryl Babin
Wednesday, January 15, 2020 | 4:30 PM - 12:00 PM
Wednesday, February 05, 2020 | 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Wednesday, February 26, 2020 | 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Wednesday, March 18, 2020 | 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
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About the Session:


This webinar series is designed to be highly interactive and practical.  Participants will have opportunity to come together on-line to discuss key concepts from Julie Stern’s book Tools for Teaching Conceptual Understanding and to consider how to bring these ideas into practice in their classrooms. Each webinar will dive specifically in to 1 or 2 chapters in the book. 

Through this webinar book study, teachers will explore, use, and reflect on the impact of Julie’s easily implemented and practical tools to help students uncover conceptual relationships and transfer them to new situations. This includes strategies for:

  • introducing conceptual learning to students
  • how to assess conceptual understanding
  • how to differentiate concept-based instruction


About the Presenter(s):
Cheryl Babin

is a consulting member of the Calgary Regional Consortium team.  With experience in public, international and independent schools as an educator, experiential learning director, instructional coach and consultant, Cheryl designs and facilitates online and face to face professional development sessions about teaching for conceptual understanding.  She currently holds a role as an International Baccalaureate Programme Coordinator and workshop leader. Cheryl supported pre-service teachers as a sessional instructor for B. Ed. students at St. Mary's University in Calgary. Specific areas of interest and experience include designing learning through a pedagogy of inquiry, concept based curriculum and instruction, student engaged assessment, and the development of international-mindedness and global perspectives.  

Cancellation Policy:

Request for cancellation or refund must be received in writing (fax/email) at the CARC office a minimum of 7 FULL days prior to the event start, or registration fees will apply and refunds will not be issued. If you are unable to attend a session and unable to provide seven FULL days’ notice, please feel free to delegate an alternate to attend in your place. CARC also reserves the right to cancel an event within the 7 calendar days due to unforeseen circumstances such as facility closures, terrorist threats, natural disasters or extreme inclement weather (-35 C or colder). Cancellation notices should be sent to npenney@carcpd.ab.ca.

Cost: $80.00
Focus(es): Future Curriculum
Grade Level(s): K-6
Special Notes: The book purchase price is not included in the cost of this series.  Participants are advised to purchase the book in advance