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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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Friday, February 25 • 12:30pm - 1:15pm
Creating Student-Centered Classrooms that prepare students for THEIR world

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Presentation: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1GaHzQ3XxAydnJMm_HjrKLIIPfFilyTB2V8Vzy0wZU20/edit?usp=sharing

Participants of this session will learn how to create a classroom community where students work collaboratively, not focusing on completion or perfection, but helping each other, taking risks, and practicing skills they're sure to use OUTSIDE of the classroom! In a student-centered classroom, the teacher plans instruction based on their students' academic needs and learning styles. Lecture, silent reading, and independent practice are often replaced with research & inquiry, collaborative comprehension, and peer practice, respectively. Instead of feeling like they're sitting in a silent library, a student-centered classroom is active and loud, but it's PRODUCTIVE and FOCUSED!

Start small by implementing a strategy or two from this session. Discover how motivational these methods are for students and start implementing more over time. When fully-immersed, teachers accomplish more of their curricular objectives and standards than they've ever accomplished before, with a higher rate of success from their students!

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Paul Solarz

Consultant, Curriculum Writer, Speaker, Retired 4th/5th Grade Teacher, Author, Learn Like a PIRATE
Prior to retiring last year, Paul Solarz taught fourth and fifth grade in Arlington Heights, Illinois since 1999. In 2014, Paul was named the Illinois Teacher of the Year by the Illinois Digital Educators Alliance. In 2015, he wrote the book, "Learn Like a PIRATE: Empower your students... Read More →

Friday February 25, 2022 12:30pm - 1:15pm MST
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