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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 • 9:00am - 10:15pm
Show & Tell: Creating Access Through Semiotic Artifacts

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Kindergarten gets it - artifacts from our lives and experiences hold our values, identities, and stories. So how do we bring this time-honoured elementary practice into a high school classroom, and what happens when we do? In this session, we will explore the use of semiosis in the high school classroom, and the ways artifacts can create and hold space for and work with learners’ skills at which they level are entering your secondary classroom. Learn processes that you can use Monday morning to enhance the visibility of your students’ ideas and support their academic learning alongside their social and emotional development. Visual and oral presentation scaffolding and skills build fluency and understanding to improve written, recorded, or performed end products, while preparing your students for 21st Century communication and work.

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Liz Harrison

Liz Harrison specializes in English Language Arts education, and currently teaches in Grande Prairie, Alberta. Most of her time is spent with 9-12s in both ELA -1 and -2 streams, but Liz also teaches Cosmetology as a Journeyman-certified Hairstylist, the occasional CALM, Health 9... Read More →

Thursday February 24, 2022 9:00am - 10:15pm MST