October 23, 2015 (Friday)                                                                                                        Coquitlam, BC

BCTELA Conference: Story and the Landscapes of Learning – presentations

Registration & contact information: http://www.bctela.ca, Shelley Moore, smoore@sd38.bc.ca

 

Inspiring Minds: the power of SmartLearning lesson sequences (Gr. 3-12)

Facilitated by: Tammy Renyard, Ingrid Fawcett and Heather Brown [Download PDF]

 

Participants will experience how SmartLearning lessons increase each learner’s powers to learn and retain complex skills, competencies, and understandings. Using an inquiry approach, learners are immersed in text, and use layers of thinking tools and partner interactions to develop deep understandings. Participants will leave with print material to guide their personal applications.

 

Playing with Text: the power of SmartLearning to engage and support young learners (Gr. K-2)

Facilitated by: Erika Warkentin [Download PDF]

 

Participants will experience how the SmartLearning practices make it possible to playfully and meaningfully incorporate metacognition and self-regulation into lessons designed to empower and extend the skills and competencies of our youngest learners. Participants will leave with print material to guide their personal applications.

 

 

October 22-23, 2015 (Thursday-Friday).                                                                                   Penticton, BC

Inspiring Hearts: Growing Minds… a SmartLearning Conference, featuring SmartLearning in Action in K-8 classrooms, and a host of workshops to support implementation

 

Info/Registration: Download Program
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facebook.com/inspiringheartsgrowingminds. (Notes: early bird deadline Sept.10; student teacher rates included in registration.)

Contact info:         Tammy Kay, tkay@summer.com

Location:               SD No 67 (Okanagan Skaha) schools, as identified in the program

 

On October 22, classroom-based learning rounds will feature SmartLearning practices in-action in K-8.

 

October 23 will feature a keynote address by Susan Close, “Remarkable Learning… within every learner’s reach”, and a host of half-day and full-day workshops. All sessions will discuss the SmartLearning process, the power of learning sequences, new tools, guiding the transfer of skills during independent work, word work, and assessment through the lens of social emotional learning.

 

Facilitated by:       Carol Barton and Dana Balfour, Jandi Doyle and Anita Berekoff, MaryAnn McLean and Betty-Ann Xenis, Bev Krieger, Judy Street, Tammy Kay, Paul Kopf and Alicia Moura, Scott Edwards and Susan Close

 

 

 

 

April 29, 2015 (Wednesday).                                                                                                            Invermere, BC

Up and running with SmartLearning: a Getting Started classroom-based learning round

Participants will see the SmartLearning framework and tools up and running in a Gr.2-3 classroom. They will experience whole-class teaching that shows how to use SmartLearning practices to develop deep, perceptive thinking – critical, creative and reflective. They will see how the practices meaningfully engage all learners, and differentiate learning in ways that stretch each learner’s skills and competencies. They will also see how to guide learners to apply their reading and responding skills to just-right texts during independent reading. 1:1 coaching conferences, and simple ways to gather assessment information will be a feature of the session.

 

Location:                Invermere Schools, SD No. 6 (Rocky Mountain)

Contact info:          Barb Carriere, barb.carriere@sd6.bc.ca, or Cheryl Lenardon, Asst. Superintendent

Facilitated by:        Erika Warkentin (K-2); Susan Close (Gr.3-5 learning rounds)

Host Teachers:       Nadyia Fry, Grant McDonald, Christa Stimming, Alyssan Gauthier, Barb Carriere, Barb Gagatek

 

 

 

 

 

 

April 27-28, 2015 (Monday - Wednesday).                                                                                         Invermere, BC

Going Deeper with SmartLearning: SmartLearning Rounds in Gr. 1, 3-4, 5

Participants will see how to use the SmartLearning framework and tools to develop deep understanding of the author’s message. Layering texts (images & print) and tools to develop rich expression and higher order thinking will be a feature of the classroom-based learning rounds.

 

Location:             Invermere Schools, SD No. 6 (Rocky Mountain)

Contact info:       Barb Carriere, barb.carriere@sd6.bc.ca, or Cheryl Lenardon, Asst. Superintendent

Facilitated by:     Erika Warkentin (K-2); Susan Close (Gr.3-5 learning rounds)

 

 

April 27, 2015 (Monday).                                                                                                                  Invermere, BC

How to use a few simple SmartLearning tools to motivate extra-ordinary learning

What are we looking for when we teach with extra-ordinary learning in mind? What practices would we not leave home without, and why? How do we layer practices to achieve the gains we are looking for? How can assessment help us to know next steps for the learning?

 

Location:              Copper Point Resort, dinner meeting: 5:30-8:30p.m. SD No. 6 (Rocky Mountain)

Contact info:         Barb Carriere, barb.carriere@sd6.bc.ca, or Cheryl Lenardon, Asst. Superintendent

Facilitated by:       Erika Warkentin (Gr.K-2); Susan Close (Gr.3-12)

 

 

April 20-21, 2015 (Monday - Tuesday).                                                                                                  Golden, BC

An introduction… and Going Deeper with SmartLearning

An introduction to SmartLearning coupled with classroom-based learning rounds and planning sessions for people ready to go deeper with SmartLearning practices

 

Location:              Golden Secondary, SD No. 6 (Rocky Mountain)

Contact info:         Angela Stott, angela.stott@sd6.bc.ca

Facilitated by:       Tammy Renyard

 

 

February 19, 2015 (Thursday).                                                                                                        Abbotsford, BC

A Classroom-based SmartLearning Learning Round in Gr.1

Early Primary teachers will engage in a half-day learning round designed to showcase SmartLearning practices in K-2. Following the classroom-based work in the morning, participants will analyze the effects of the practices, and work in teams to plan cross-grade applications.

 

Location:              Margaret Stenersen Elementary School, SD No. 34 (Abbotsford)

Contact info:         Brandy McIntyre, brandy_mcintyre @sd34.bc.ca or Principal, Anna Lisa Osterby-Batryn

Facilitated by:       Erika Warkentin

 

 

Februrary 12, 2015 (Thursday).                                                                                                            Victoria, BC

A Classroom-based SmartLearning Round for K-3 French Immersion teachers
Early Primary French Immersion teachers will engage in a half-day learning round designed to showcase how to get SmartLearning practices up and running in K-3 French Immersion classrooms. Following the classroom-based work in the morning, participants will analyze the effects of the practices, and work in teams to plan applications.

 

Location:                Ecolè Margaret Jenkins, SD No. 61 (Greater Victoria)

Contact info:          Ashley Frketich, afrketich@sd61.bc.ca or Principal: Brett Johnson

Facilitated by:        Ashley Frketich

 

 

January 27, 2015 (Tuesday).                                                                                                           Abbotsford, BC

The A•S•K-Kindergarten to 9: assessing reading and responding.
In this dinner meeting educators will first establish what they want assessment to do for them, then in grade-level teams they will explore the A•S•K Assessment of Reading and Responding. Through the A•S•K assessment teachers can see how well learners independently apply skills and knowledge in grade-level texts, and see next steps for learning. Achievement is shown in relation to standards set for learners of a similar age on the A•S•K Continuum of Skills and Competencies (derived from the B.C. Performance Standards for Reading & Responding (1998), and from the Early Literacy Continua for reading and writing (2009).

 

Location:           Margaret Stenersen Elementary School, SD.34; 3:45-5:45p.m., SD No 34 (Abbotsford)

Contact info:      Brandy McIntyre, brandy_mcintyre@sd34.bc.ca or Principal: Anna Lisa Osterby-Batryn

Facilitated by:    Susan Close and Erika Warkentin

Document:         Overview of the A•S•K-Kindergarten to 9 Assessment of Reading & Responding