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Book Study Webinar Series –Julie Stern’s Tools For Teaching Conceptual Understanding (Elementary)
Presented by: Krystal Abrahamowicz
Wednesday, January 15, 2020 | 4:30 PM - 6:30 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):
Krystal Abrahamowicz

is a Designer of Professional Learning with the Calgary Regional Consortium.  In this role, she authored the Supporting High School Completion a Tool Kit for Success resource and had a key role in developing the Implementation and Planning Tool in the Government of Alberta Resource Working Together to Support Mental Health in Alberta Schools, as well as the ARPDC Weaving Ways resource which supports teachers in including Indigenous knowledge systems in their practice. Previous to this, she spent over 10 years as a Teacher, Student Services Specialist, and then Student Services Coordinator at Westmount Charter School. With extensive background and training in gifted education, and many years of experience in designing support plans for diverse learners, Krystal is a passionate believer that every student can experience success at school.

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