Learning Opportunities

Read & Write S'More - AB Literacy Institute

Presented By

Angela Stockman, Rebekah O'Dell, David Robertson, Charlie Kraig, Lana Lane, Tannis Niziol & Various Presenters, Various Presenters, Kim Tackaberry, Irene Heffel, Kelly Gibbs , Angela Stockman & Matthew Johnson

Series Sessions

Date Time
Thursday, August 22, 2024 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Friday, August 23, 2024 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM


Zoom Online Meeting Zoom, Online, AB

Grade Levels

Pre K - 1, K-3, Grades 4 - 6, Grades 7 - 9, Grades 10 - 12

Welcome to the "Read & Write S'more" AB Literacy Institute, where educators from kindergarten to 12th grade come together to ignite a passion for reading and writing in their classrooms. Our institute is dedicated to equipping teachers with innovative strategies and resources to inspire literacy proficiency while integrating AI technology seamlessly into their curriculum.

Through a variety of sessions, teachers will explore all areas of the curriculum, hone their instructional techniques, and be introduced to how AI can support their work in the language arts classroom. From planning a weekly schedule that considers all of the organizing ideas, to selecting diverse texts for instruction, our institute empowers educators to grow a culture of literacy for all of the students they serve.

Join us in the journey to transform classrooms into vibrant hubs of literary exploration, where every teacher becomes a catalyst for unlocking the full potential of their students' reading and writing abilities.

The Speaker list will be finalized over the month of May check back as Speaker/Presenters will be added to the description as they are confirmed.

Some of the Confirmed Speakers include: 

Thursday, August 22:

Author David Robertson
Author - Educator - Rebekah O'Dell presenting on Writing and Mentor Text on Thursday first two sessions.
Author - Educator - Angela Stockman afternoon Session 3 and 4:  AI for English Part 1 and Part 2. 

As well as sessions from the Consortium Team - Story Telling, Interventions for Struggling Readers, K-3 Designing Your Literacy Blocks, Supporting EAL, K3 Writing Using GRR, Teaching Conventions Gr 4-6 and more. 

Friday, August 23:
Calgary Poet Laureate Shone Thistle in Session 2
Author - Educator - Matthew Johnson - High School Writing Session 1 and 2
Consultant Dr. Kathy Salmon - Benchmark 2.0 - Session 1, Supporting EAL Learners in Reading and Writing. Session 2
Consultant Lisa Helm - The Magic of Socratic Seminars (Session 3) and Building Your Book Bundle (Session 4) 

Author - Educator - Angela Stockman afternoon Session 3 and 4:  AI for English Part 3 and Part 4. 

As well as sessions from the Consortium Team - Supporting Diverse Readers, Jr High Reading Bootcamp, Read Response, Stretching the Read aloud. 


And more to be added!!


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