Learning Opportunity

Planning to Implement the New Grade 2 Science Curriculum

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Webinar will be recorded
Facilitators: Chris Zarski Ted Zarowny

This is a multi-day event.

Day 1Apr 11, 2023 (3:45 pm to 5:00 pm MDT)
Day 2May 02, 2023 (3:45 pm to 5:00 pm MDT)
Day 3Jun 01, 2023 (3:45 pm to 5:00 pm MDT)
Day 4Jun 13, 2023 (3:45 pm to 5:00 pm MDT)
Day 5Oct 12, 2023 (3:45 pm to 5:00 pm MDT)
Day 6Nov 22, 2023 (3:45 pm to 5:00 pm MDT)
No Charge
Location: Virtual
Session Code: 23-NC-229-CARC
Focus: Curriculum Implementation and Pedagogy Science

Target Audience

Grade 2 Science teachers

About this Learning Opportunity

Come and join us in the journey of unpacking and learning the Organizing Ideas that form your new Grade 2 Science Program.  The sessions will begin with an Introductory video outlining the key documents you will need as well as an explanation of how each of the sessions will be designed inclusive of concepts, computer science, scientific method, assessment and sample unit designs and resources. 

The Introductory video will be the same for all grades and must be previewed before your grade’s Session 2 begins. Embedded in the Introductory video will be a mini presentation on Computer Science addressing definitions, a quick curriculum tour and a fail safe method that reveals how you may already be teaching computational thinking? You will further explore the Computing Science concepts through a second video titled “Wait! What? I Have to Teach Computer Science?” to watch to assist in understanding how Computer Science will be integrated into the units.

Session 1: Introductory Video and “Wait! What? I Have to Teach Computer Science?  (Available to begin viewing April 11 )

Session 2: Living Systems

Drop In Session - “I Have a Question About Computer Science” with Janet Bell 

Session 3: Matter

Session 4: Earth Systems

Session 5: Energy

Note: The Implementation version of the Planning Sessions will vary from the Pilot sessions to reflect the March 2023 changes made in the Science Curriculum.

This session addresses the LQS competencies

  • #2: Modeling Commitment to Professional Learning
  • #4: Leading a Learning Community

This session addresses the TQS competencies

  • #2: Engaging in Career-Long Learning
  • #3: Demonstrating a Professional Body of Knowledge

This learning opportunity is being subsidized through funding from Alberta Education.


Chris Zarski

Chris is supporting Alberta teachers as a Curriculum Implementation Support Consultant with the Central Alberta Regional Learning Consortium. She recently served as the Director of Instruction and Staff Development for the St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic School Division. Throughout her 40+ year career as a teacher, administrator, Examiner with Alberta Education, author and assessment & pedagogical consultant with McGraw Hill/Nelson Publishing, Chris continues her passion for learning and... Read more »

Ted Zarowny

Ted began his career in education as a Social Studies and English Language Arts teacher at the Junior High and High School levels. After teaching in a variety of communities in Saskatchewan and British Columbia, Ted moved to Alberta where held the position of principal at a school focused on gifted education.

Ted’s educational journey has ignited his passion in the area of instructional pedagogy including learning for transfer, conceptual learning and the instruction of... Read more »