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In-Person Workshops

Read/Write Training

Are you looking for a new approach to teaching phonics in your classroom that specifically supports emergent and/or struggling readers?  Read/Write incorporates the Lindamood Phoneme Sequencing (LiPS) program which highlights phonological awareness through auditory processing, print and kinesthetic activities. LiPS is an evidence-based program developed in consultation with a speech pathologist. This program is multi-sensory in its approach incorporating all three learning styles (auditory, visual and kinesthetic) into the activities as well as a unique approach to guiding students through correcting their errors. The Read/Write program is used by our own Read/Write tutoring staff with hundreds of students each year. The workshops will give you techniques to work with struggling readers from Kindergarten to high school.

The workshops are divided as follows:
Part 1 (Foundation): i) consonants & vowels ii) simple syllables
Part 2 (Next Step): iii) vowels/vowel digraphs/diphthongs iv) complex syllables

Session workshops are strategically spaced apart to facilitate teacher learning and implementation in their classrooms.

Where: Foothills Academy, 745 37 Street NW
Time: 6:30 – 9 pm
Fee: $175 per session
Spring Part 1: April 25, 27 & May 2
Spring Part 2: May 9, 16 & 18

To register, click here.

Online Professional Development Online Courses

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E-Course: Learning Disabilities & Associated Disorders
Sessions begin in January, April, and September
  • each section takes less than 2 hours to complete
  • no set meeting times; course is always open to permit participants access to content when it is convenient for them
  • Please note that these online courses are open to interested educators wherever they are located. We welcome participants from across Canada and beyond to participate.

To learn more about our E-Course for Educators, click here.

To register for Fall 2017, click here

Study Skills Online Workshop – Teacher Companion
Winter Session – Available April 1 – June 30, 2017
Price $60
Many students can benefit from explicitly learning about note taking, study and test taking strategies. This online workshop allows students to learn and review study strategies. The Online Study Skills Workshop can benefit all students from grade 6 through to post-secondary. Participants can opt to complete it on their own or with the guidance of a parent, tutor or teacher. Additional information is provided to support students with LD and ADHD. Learn and review through videos, narrated Powerpoints, on-line surveys, polls and more. Topics covered include:

  • Effective Note-taking
  • Your Study Environment
  • Creating a Study Schedule
  • Learning Styles
  • What type of learner are you?
  • Test Taking
  • General Test-taking tips

Click here to register for the Study Skills Online Workshop.


Partnerships & Collaborations

The Right to Read Online Workshop

Teaching Kindergarten or Grade One for the first time? Our online workshop is the perfect refresher of the developmental reading continuum. Learn how to screen your students and discover which students would benefit from more reading support and in which particular areas. A manual specifically designed with activities to support these students is included along with a guide to share with parents as well.  Registration is ongoing online through this link.
This online workshop is a collaboration between the Learning Disabilities Association of Alberta and Foothills Academy.

Not what you’re looking for? Arrange for a Workshop at your school, conference, or related organization. Our Professional Development workshops and webinars are interactive and engaging and we pride ourselves in offering work­shops specific to the individual needs of schools or organizations. The most exciting part is we can come to you! We also have Webinar or Videoconference options. See the full list of professional development workshops that we offer. For further information about our PD workshops, contact Tanya Keto at 403-270-9400 ext. 730.

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