Co-curricular Badges for Students
This series is facilitated by Dr. Nadia Delanoy of the Werklund School of Education and Jodie Walz from the Calgary Catholic School District. Throughout this series, digital tools will be introduced, demonstrated and innovative practices for their use in the classroom outlined. Dates for the Fall 2023 series are as follows. All sessions will be via Zoom from 4:30 to 5:30pm. Click here to register for one or all of the sessions.
Thursday, October 19 -- Assessment in a Digital Era: Assessment Fundamentals, Balanced Assessment
Wednesday, November 8 -- Assessment in a Digital Era: Universal Design for Learning and AI
Tuesday, November 21 -- Assessment in a Digital Era: AI in the Classroom
Wednesday, December 6 -- Assessment in a Digital Era: The Impact of Gamification for Learning
If participants miss a session, they will have the option of reviewing the presentation slides and responding to questions about the themes discussed in the presentation.
This badge is administered by the Teaching and Learning Facilitator with the Werklund School of Education. The Open Education Series is facilitated annually via Zoom. Attendance at the one-hour sessions that comprise the series is tracked and the badge will be issued to the participants who attend all the sessions each year. If participants miss a session, they will have the option of reviewing the presentation slides and responding to questions about the themes discussed in the presentation. The most recent series finished in November 2023. Any inquiries about the series or the requirements to complete the badge can be directed by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Critical Literacy and Black Inclusion co-curricular initiative is a series of two full-day workshops. Each workshop incorporates three components: 1) the Alberta African Arts and Cultural Centre’s (AAACCENT) presentation on pre-colonial Africa and Black Africans’ values and contributions; 2) an exploration of the four dimensions of critical social practice, including discussions of ways to engage in practices that challenge the status quo and promote social justice and inclusion of diverse groups; 3) a focus group discussion to reflect on learning. In the process, pre-service teachers will help AAACCENT with the co-design and implementation of two cultural events. By the end of the project, participants will also develop one lesson plan to use for their practicum.
This initiative is beneficial to pre-service teachers because it provides them with the necessary tools to build the capacity to integrate critical literacy into pedagogies and promote social justice and inclusion of Blacks in particular and diverse groups in general.
The Critical Science Literacy co-curricular initiative is a series of four one-hour workshops occurring over four consecutive weeks. Participants are introduced to the four dimensions of critical social practice and discuss critical literacy through a science perspective. They gradually develop a lesson plan, drawing on the Alberta science curriculum. Participants also share journals that capture their learning and reflections. The workshop incorporates brief interactive presentations and small group and whole group discussions to generate ways of integrating critical science literacy into pedagogies. By the end of the series, participants will have developed one lesson plan to use for their practicum. After the last workshop, each participant participates in a 30 to 45 minute individual interview.
This initiative is beneficial to pre-service teachers because it provides them with the necessary tools to build the capacity to integrate critical science literacy into pedagogies to empower learners.