Podcast and Blog

Michelle Bence and Miriam Ramzy: Layers of Literacy Conversation

This Changer Maker Conversations in Education—Literacy Across the Curriculum podcast episode features two outstanding educators, Michelle Bence and Michelle Ramzy. This dynamic duo came together through proximity in work and postgraduate studies, sharing a deep commitment to literacy instruction that has led them to share their understanding of the work… Read more »

Rebekah O’Dell: Mentor text champion of all the write moves!

​​ Rebekah O’Dell believes in the power of choice, authenticity, and students’ voices in the reading and writing classroom. Travelling the country to work with teachers and students provides constant inspiration as she helps educators do the hard and transformative work of teaching real writing. In public and independent schools,… Read more »

Podcast Episode: Dr. Robin Bright Author, Professor, Reader, Literacy Leader

  When you are blessed with an opportunity to visit with an individual whose career has been dedicated to helping children learn how to read and love reading, the conversation will be a good one. When you add decades of service as a professor at the University of Lethbridge, dedicated… Read more »

Joanne Pitman: Reading, Leading, Learning and Life (Podcast Episode)

  In this episode (Season 3 Episode 11), Charlie Kraig and Rick Gilson visit with a long-time friend and colleague, Joanne Pitman, who was recently appointed Chief Superintendent of the Calgary Board of Education (CBE). Jo (as she prefers to be called) shares some thoughts on her most recent read… Read more »

ARPDC Podcast: A French Language Arts and Math Book Talk with Elyse Morin

  In this episode of our ARPDC Podcast – Literacy Across the Curriculum Series we visit with Elyse Morin, one of our ARPDC team of Designers of Professional Learning and a seriously intense champion of reading and books in the classroom and at home.  Elyse discusses some 15 plus titles… Read more »

ARPDC Podcast Episode – Rick and Charlie Book Talking

    ARPDC Podcast Series hosts, Charlie Kraig and Rick Gilson roll up their sleeves and share excerpts and thoughts on approximately 15 books for the classroom, professional and personal reading libraries. Along the way, we talk about where and how they might be used, what we have taken away… Read more »

Shawna Coppola – Literacy for All; Truly Means EVERYONE

    Shawna Coppola has over two decades of experience teaching from Kindergarten through to University students.  The majority of her professional life has been spent teaching literacy to middle school-age children as well as serving as a literacy specialist/coach in a k-6 school.  Currently, Shawna spends most of her… Read more »

Trevor Aleo Literacy Lightning – Multimodality

  Charlie Kraig and Rick Gilson are joined by Trevor Aleo, author, teacher, podcaster, and doctoral candidate, as we discuss and take a deep dive at times in the conversation, the many ways and means by which students of all grades can develop and demonstrate their literacy. Trevor shares several… Read more »

Alyssa Ricke UFLI Contributing Author, Coach and Passionate Literacy Advocate

  It was an extraordinary treat to have an hour in conversation with Dr. Alyssa (Aly) Ricke. Her passion for the work the University of Floria Literacy Institute (UFLI) has engaged in comes through in every sentence.   For those who wonder what researched work entails, there is little doubt… Read more »

Irene Heffel – Fuel Your Thinking Through Reading

  In this episode of our podcast series, we visit with Irene Heffel, a long-time literacy coach, instructional lead, current Designer of Professional Learning with our ARPDC team and an instructor at Concordia College in the faculty of Education in Edmonton.  Irene has over 35 years of experience at all… Read more »

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