ICPP22-19 Using Choice Boards to Maximize Student Independence and Engagement
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ICPP22-19 Using Choice Boards to Maximize Student Independence and Engagement
Presented by: Jackie Ratkovic, Charlie Kraig & Lana Lane
October 21, 2021 | 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
October 28, 2021 | 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
November 4, 2021 | 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: Online
Grade Level / Audience
K - 12 Educational Assistants, Teachers, Administrators, Inclusive Education Leads
About the Session

This session series will explore ways teachers can utilize choice boards to maximize student independence and engagement (which can be particularly helpful to free up teacher time during report card assessment/ writing time). We will consider different formats for choice boards and how they can be used for practice and/or assessment. Over the duration of this series, participants will build choice board(s) for use in their classrooms. Sessions will be recorded and shared with registered participants.

This learning opportunity is being offered through a grant from Alberta Education.

About the Presenters

Jackie Ratkovic

Jackie Ratkovic loves making sense of the use and abuse of concrete materials, understanding the importance of visual, spatial reasoning for the development of number sense, problem solving skills, and learning to ask good questions are four areas that greatly intrigue her. Jackie currently works as an independent consultant and instructional coach to teams of teachers, over the past 19 years, in several districts across the province. Her work is focused on unpacking the Alberta Program of Studies in ways that honor and value its intent of a student-centered approach to understanding, which allows each student to become capable, confident, and responsible for their own learning.


Charlie Kraig

Charlie Kraig is (mostly) a parent and (sometimes) a designer of professional learning for Learning Network Educational Services. Leveraging experiences and skills from over 18 years as an educator, she enjoys crafting unique professional learning opportunities that contribute to the development of deep thinking, compassionate humans. Charlie is a Learning Transfer Endorsed Educator as well as the Regional Network Chair of @WomenEdAlberta (part of the global #WomenEd network supporting and encouraging women in formal and informal leadership positions). Somewhere along the way, she has become comfortable with embracing digital tools to enhance all aspects of education.

Lana Lane

Lana Lane is an Independent Literacy Consultant.  She resides on an acreage outside of Canada's only border city, Lloydminster, Saskatchewan.  She has been a classroom teacher of Pre-K-Gr.2, an Instructional Literacy Coach K-12, and currently contracts with the Learning Network Educational Services and Learning Disabilities Association of Alberta.  She has spent many years studying the five essential elements of effective reading instruction; Phonemic Awareness, Phonics, Fluency, Vocabulary and Comprehension and enjoys facilitating workshops across the province.  She is a dynamic speaker with a true passion for literacy.

Registration Fee: $25.00

Registration Notes:

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