|Presented by:||Angela DesBarres, Nick Radujko & Chris Zarski|
|June 30, 2022 | 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM|
|Asynchronous , Anytime, Anywhere, AB|
This learning opportunity is for Classroom Teachers taking a beginning look at the new curriculum as well as teachers who would like to review an introduction to the new curriculum.
Upon completion of your registration for this learning opportunity you will receive a link to download a learning guide which will prompt you through the learning.
Content includes 3 videos that offer an overview of what classroom teachers need to know about the changes in:
Including highlights of what is new and what is different in each subject area of the New Curriculum.
Angela retired (June 2021) from Grande Prairie Public School Division after 32 years of service as a classroom teacher, academic support, teacher librarian, administrator, AISI coordinator and the last 10 years as Director of Teaching and Learning. She has a Bachelor of Education from the University of Alberta and a Master of Science in Education with a focus in Elementary Literacy and Reading from Walden University. Her desire to obtain her Masters’ degree stemmed from the desire to assist those students who were struggling to read and write. It was during that time she was teaching grade one students and later academic support. From there her passion for best practices in literacy began and continues to grow.
Angela currently teaches for the Teacher Education North Program at Northwestern Polytechnic in Grande Prairie. Here she works to inspire new teachers to be lifelong learners and to be consistent in their focus of meeting all students and their learning needs. She is passionate in supporting teachers to become confident in their abilities to promote student success by implementing research based best practices, instructional strategies and good assessment. She believes that teaching is the ability to first know your students and to know where you need to take them. Know your curriculum, have a toolbox of research based best practices and assessments and then draw on these to meet the needs of your students. Optimum learning for all students is our goal!
Nick recently retired after 29 years in education. The last 15 in central office senior leadership positions with Buffalo Trail Public Schools and the Grande Prairie Public School Division. He spent the last 8 years as Assistant Superintendent in either Human Resources or Curriculum. The experience in both rural and urban settings have provided the ability to address questions that impact either area. Nick taught a variety of courses over his years in the classroom, however his main focus was secondary English and Social Studies.
He received his Bachelor of Education from the University of Alberta and his Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership from the University of Calgary. He also spent many years as a Professional Development representative for the local with the ATA, 5+ years on the Central East Alberta Teachers’ Convention as Program Chair. His belief in professional development that addresses the needs of the teacher and the learner was formed in these roles along with time as a Professional Development Facilitator with the Association.
He is excited to be able to assist teachers, school staff and Divisions with their professional learning needs.
Chris Zarski has been an educator for over 40 years, and has served as a teacher, principal, supervisor and director and Examiner for Alberta Education. Currently Chris is the Director of Instruction and Staff Development for STAR Catholic Schools. Chris has led numerous district wide initiatives, provided over 600 professional learning sessions, and co-authored/consulted on 18 mathematics resources. She is actively involved with the pedagogy of deeper learning, authentic assessment designs enhancing curriculum delivery and the integration of FNMI resources into all curriculums.
Chris has her Master’s degree from the University of Alberta focused on assessment and professional learning.Chris loves to learn and believes that all students have the ability to learn at high levels. She also believes that teachers have the best profession ever – enlightening new minds and sparking interest in learning! WOW!
Registration Fee: $0.00
This learning opportunity is asynchronous. You will require at least 60 minutes to complete the course.