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CATCA recognizes that convention is situated on Treaty 7, South of Red Deer River the traditional territory of the Blackfoot, Tsuu T’ina and Stoney Nakoda peoples, and that the North of Red Deer River Treaty 6, traditional Métis, Cree and Saulteaux territory. We honour the First Peoples who have lived here since time immemorial, and we give thanks for the land.


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Thursday, February 24 • 12:30pm - 1:45pm
Content-Area Writing: Writing to Learn, Learning to Write

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What if a convention session could make it easier for you to help students succeed with writing in your content-area classroom?
I’ve heard from many teachers who feel ill equipped in this area. “How can I help students who struggle with writing in my class? What are some effective strategies? Are there creative approaches that might be more engaging for my students?”
This session was created as a direct response to these questions. We’ll look at the value of writing as a tool for increasing student engagement and learning. Most importantly, we’ll explore practical strategies to help all students succeed. Then you can just put your feet up and cruise through the rest of the year!
Haha. JK–you’re a teacher! (But it’ll help, I promise.)

Speakers
avatar for Robin Pawlak

Robin Pawlak

Children's Author
Robin was a language arts teacher (grades 4-7) for 31 years in Red Deer. His 2016 retirement allowed him to focus on writing, and he has since publsihed two novels for children: Space Cadets (2018) and Space Cadets: Battle for Tam (2022). He enjoys the calm, quiet life of a writer... Read More →


Thursday February 24, 2022 12:30pm - 1:45pm MST
Zoom 37