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Thursday, February 24 • 2:00pm - 3:45pm
** The Benefits of Visualizing, Verbalizing and Verifying in Literacy and Numeracy

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According to our new Ministerial Order, “Literacy and Numeracy are the foundational building blocks of learning”. Learn how language comprehension and deeper thinking, through an interplay between visualization and oral language, can enhance students’ literacy and numeracy skills. You will leave with practical ideas and resources that will develop students’ reading comprehension and math problem solving skills. These practices are good for all students, particularly English Language Learners and students with learning disabilities or ADHD. _x000D_
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Our examples in the session will target grades 3-6 content. The ideas and strategies shared can be applied to a larger range of grades.

Speakers
avatar for Kim Tackaberry

Kim Tackaberry

Designer of Professional Learning, Calgary Regional Consortium
Kim Tackaberry is a Designer of Professional Learning with the Calgary Regional Consortium. Her areas of focus include literacy and inclusive education. Kim’s teaching career spans over 28 years, ten as a classroom teacher at Foothills Academy Society, a school specializing in children... Read More →


Thursday February 24, 2022 2:00pm - 3:45pm MST
Zoom Room 86