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Web Experience

What is a WebExperience?

An engaging new approach to professional development. Live and interactive online sessions designed and delivered by teachers for teachers – offering fun and innovative ideas and activities to support your curriculum delivery.

Open to all Kindergarten to Grade 12 Catholic teachers, WebExperience offers bite-sized professional development accessible from anywhere you are (with an internet connection).

More WebExperiences will be posted shortly. Check out our library of archived sessions here!

Getting Started with a Systematic and Explicit Early Reading Instruction in Kindergarten and Grade One
DATE(S) TIME AUDIENCE

October 18, 2022
January 18, 2023

4:30 - 6:30 p.m.
7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Kindergarten & Grade 1
 

This session will provide an overview of effective early literacy instruction with a focus on getting started with systematic and explicit instructional strategies. In particular, sharing several letter- sound activities and blending and segmenting with Elkonin boxes. The session will consider strategies and practice in experience and daily routines with a reflective stance on what to repeat, rethink or remove.

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Sounds and Words: How we can support early reading
DATE(S) TIME AUDIENCE

October 25, 2022
November 1, 2022

4:30 - 6:30 p.m. Kindergarten to Grade 2
 

In this session participants will look at how systematic and explicit instruction of phonemes will enhance student learning of speech to print with Sound Walls. It will demonstrate how teachers can improve instruction of Word Study in orthographic mapping of words to suport Word Walls. The Ministry document, Effective Early Reading Instruction, A Teachers Guide will be used to support learning.

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Writing Initial Observations in Kindergarten
DATE(S) TIME AUDIENCE

October 25, 2022
November 3, 2022

7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
4:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Kindergarten
 

This session will explore how to use collected documentation and evidence of learning to write the Kindergarten Initial Observation. Participants will look at multiple ways to gather evidence of learning through play and inquiry. Examples of Initial Observation comments through the lens of the 4 Frames and the Conceptual Understandings in the Kindergarten document will be shared and discussed.

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Books, Books, Books: El Que Lee Mucho, y anda Mucho, ve mucho y sabe mucho”, -- “He who reads a lot and walks a lot, sees a lot and knows a lot.” Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
DATE(S) TIME AUDIENCE

October 27, 2022
November 8, 2022

4:30 - 6:30 p.m. Kindergarten to Grade 2
 

This session will take a look at the development of Language Comprehension using high quality literature to support children’s  background knowledge, vocabulary, language structures, verbal reasoning and literacy knowledge.  Educators will explore sample lessons  that use Culturally Responsive instructional strategies to connect students with the cultural wisdom, cultural knowledge and the world around them.

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Running an Effective Phonics Program
DATE(S) TIME AUDIENCE

November 2, 2022
January 19, 2023

4:30 - 6:30 p.m.
7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Grade 1 & 2

The goal of phonics instruction is to teach the relationship between written symbols (letters) and the sounds of spoken language. In this session we will look at this relationship and dig into what makes an effective phonics program, including assessment practices.

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Oral Language Development in Literacy Rich Spaces
DATE(S) TIME AUDIENCE

November 15, 2022
November 30, 2022

7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
4:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Kindergarten to Grade 2

This session will examine why oral language development is important for early literacy and how teachers can support the development of oral language in their classrooms through evidence-based practices.

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Whole Brain and Whole Hearted Learning in Kindergarten: Research Into Action
DATE(S) TIME AUDIENCE

January 24, 2023
January 26, 2023

4:30 - 6:30 p.m.
7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Kindergarten

This sessoin will explore what an effective structured literacy program can look like, sound and feel like in a Kindergarten learning environment, while continuing to honour and embrace play-based learning.

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