Podcast and Blog

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 »

Kari Tanaka – Book Talk Whisperer

      We sat down with Kari Tanaka of the University of Lethbridge Bookstore as she walked us through several books for educators, students, and families covering titles from preschool/kindergarten through Grade 12 and beyond. Kari once again proves to be a valuable resource for anyone who loves books… Read more »

Stephanie Dodyk – A Conversation Supporting English as an Additional Language

    Having recently completed a significant update to the Alberta Regional Professional Development Consortium’s English as an Additional Language Website, we sit down in this podcast episode to engage in a conversation with Stephanie Dodyk, whose post-graduate work focuses on the support of English as an additional language (EAL)… Read more »

Dr. Lisa Starr Dean of Education U of L Supporting Tomorrow’s Teachers with an Eye to Literacy

  Dr. Lisa Starr, the new Dean of Education at the University of Lethbridge, engages in a conversation with Charlie Kraig and Dr. Rick Gilson, ARPDC Change Maker Conversations in Education hosts, about books (classics and new), Cellphilming, listening, writing, multi-modal approaches to share your learning and ideas and much… Read more »

Change Maker Conversations in Education – with Karen Filewych

  Karen Filewych, after starting post-secondary to be a newspaper journalist, Karen turned to teaching, all the while remaining passionate about writing – both her own and all those she teaches. In this episode of the Change Maker Conversations in Education, we continue our Literacy Across the Curriculum conversation with… Read more »

Camp ReWrite – Alberta Campground Quick conversation Podcast Excerpt

A bonus excerpt from our hour-long podcast with Angela Stockman.  We focus on the Camp ReWrite “Summer” June 19 – August 14.  The weekly conversations drop on Monday mornings and are designed for folks to listen, and participate in on their schedule.  Angela, Charlie Kraig and Rick Gilson share some… Read more »

Podcast Episode: Angela Stockman – Wizard of Writing, Storytelling, and Inspiring Others to Share Their Story

    Angela Stockman can help us all with our reading skills K-12 however, it is in writing, expressing your thoughts, ideas and telling stories across a myriad of modalities that Angela has really lived, breathed and worked with teachers and students for most of her life.  Angela believes we… Read more »

Implementation Toolkits added to the Curriculum Resource Collection

ARPDC staff have constructed a series of Implementation Toolkit documents to assist teachers in their preparation and work for the 2023-24 school year.  Toolkits have been completed and uploaded on our New Curriculum Resources site for Science K-6, English Language Arts and Literature (ELAL) 4-6 and Mathematics and Numeracy 4-6…. Read more »

Podcast Episode: Dr. Greg Wells Applying the Physical Education and Wellness Curriculum for a Great Summer

    CEO and founder of Wells Performance, a global consulting firm on a mission to elevate how we live our lives at work in life, Dr. Greg Wells is committed to working with leaders and educators to create the best possible environment, organizational and individual habits and culture for… Read more »

Podcast Episode: Dare to Truly Lead in Inclusive Education with Dr. Julie Causton & Dr. Kristie Pretti-Frontczak

Dr. Julie Causton and Dr. Kristie Pretti-Frontczak of Inclusive Schooling visit with Charlie Kraig and Dr. Rick Gilson of ARPDC visit about the Summer Leadership Institutes held by Julie and Kristie through their Inclusive Learning organization.   Each August, Inclusive Schooling hosts a three-day Leadership Institute. In our conversation, we… Read more »

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