The Alberta Summer Literacy Institute came about with two purposes in mind. To bring world renowned ELA educators to speak to Alberta teachers and to serve as an opportunity for Alberta teachers to share what they are doing in their classrooms with one another to start building a network of educators that can support each other and learn and grow together. If you are looking to learn from some of the best in the field of English Language Arts and to make connections with your colleagues around the province this would be a great opportunity.
You can find the full schedule of sessions and descriptions on this website.
Tuesday, August 10th
|8:30 - 9:45||Opening Session|
|10:00 - 11:15||Featured Sessions|
|12:00 -1:15||Alberta Local Sessions|
|1:30 - 2:45||Featured Sessions|
Wednesday, August 11th
|8:30 - 9:45||Featured Sessions|
|10:00 - 11:15||Alberta Local Sessions|
|12:00 -1:15||Alberta Local Sessions|
|1:30 - 2:45||Closing Session|
Angela Stockman Angela Stockman is a writer, a writing teacher, and an instructional designer for Daemen College in Buffalo, New York. She's published three books on writing instruction including Make Writing (x10 Publications, 2015) and Creating Inclusive Writing Environments in the K-12 Classroom (Routledge, 2020). Her new books, which explore multimodal writing workshops at the K-5 and 6-12 levels will be published by Routledge in 2022.ReLeah Lent
ReLeah Lent was a middle and high school English, social studies and journalism teacher before becoming a founding member of a statewide literacy project at the University of Central Florida. While there, she worked with a team to develop Florida’s Reading Endorsement courses and coordinated literacy leadership teams in schools across the state. She is now an international consultant— speaking, writing, and providing workshops on topics ranging from literacy to leadership teams.
ReLeah Lent has authored ten books on education and has been published in numerous journals, including Educational Leadership, the Journal of Staff Development, and NCTE’s English Journal as well as being a frequent speaker for these organizations and in many schools and districts.Paula Markus
Paula Markus retired from the role of ESL/ELD Program Co-ordinator with the Toronto District School Board in 2017. She is currently a sessional lecturer on supporting English Language Learners in the Masters of Teaching Program at OISE/University of Toronto. Paula is the founder of the annual “Celebrating Linguistic Diversity” Conference, Ontario’s largest professional gathering of K–12 teachers of English language learners. She has presented at conferences for second language educators in Alberta, Nova Scotia, the U.S., Denmark and Norway. Paula is co-author of a forthcoming teacher resource book focusing on supporting English Learners to be released in the winter of 2021. Paula is a co-author of the newly-released teacher resource book, Powerful Practices for Supporting English Learners, published by Corwin.Dr. Gholdy Muhammad Adrienne Gear Cris Tovani
Recipient of ILA's Adolescent Literacy Thought Leader Award in 2017, Cris Tovani is a veteran teacher, staff developer, and nationally known consultant on issues of reading, content comprehension and assessment in secondary classrooms. She is the author of I Read It But I Don’t Get It, Do I Really Have to Teach Reading? and So, What do They Really Know?
Cris Tovani is coauthor with Samantha Bennett of the Heinemann Digital Campus course Adolescent Reading RX, which shows a variety of ways to reach reluctant and struggling readers.
Teachers & Administrators
One day ($65) and two day ($100) options available
Not all sessions will be recorded
Please note: the presenters are subject to change without notice