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Teaching Concept Based Curriculum--Day 2
Presented by: Julie Stern
Friday, May 15, 2020 | 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Session Location:
Central Alberta Regional Consortium 8 Page Avenue, Red Deer, AB
About the Session:

Making Sense of Learning Transfer and Concept-Based Curriculum and Instruction

Innovators don’t invent without a deep understanding of how the world works. With this foundation, they apply conceptual understanding to solve new problems. This workshop provides tools for how to help students uncover conceptual relationships and transfer them to new situations.

Core Workshop Day

Following from the Foundation Day workshop, this Core Workshop illustrates important principles and related strategies for designing ongoing, formative assessments for conceptual understanding. These assessments, paired with positive feedback, are essential in providing information to both teacher and student about progress and insight into what to do next. Teachers will learn more in-depth strategies of facilitating learning transfer and draft another complete lesson series, along with formative assessments, to implement. 

Learning intentions:

  • Recognize and use the key building blocks of authentic assessments.
  • Harness the power of formative assessments in the learning journey.
  • Design lessons that build learning transfer.
About the Presenter(s):
Julie Stern

Julie Stern is the author of Tools for Teaching Conceptual Understanding. She is a teacher trainer and instructional coach, supporting  educators in breaking free of the longstanding industrial model of schooling. Jule is a certified trainer in Visible Learning and Concept-Based Curriculum and Instruction. She is a James Madison Constitutional Scholar and taught social studies for many years. She is a Verified Master Trainer and has Coaching and Change Management Certificates from the Association for Talent Development (ATD). Julie previously served as the director of Curriculum Innovation for a network of schools in Washington, DC.

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.

Registration Deadline: May 08, 2020
Cost: $175.00
Focus(es): Curriculum Shifts (Concept based)
Grade Level(s): K-12
Audience: Teachers
Special Notes: This session open to only those who have attended the March 13th Foundation Day.