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In Conversation: Motivating Adolescent Readers

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Facilitator(s): Tannis Niziol
Date:September 17, 2020
Time:3:45 pm – 5:00 pm MDT
No charge
Location: Virtual
Course code: 21-LI-011

Target Audience

Gr 7 to 12 Teachers; Instructional Coaches; District Leaders/Consultants

Also Recommended For

School-based Administrators

About this learning opportunity

Please note: the webinar information (link and how to access the webinar) will be emailed to you 2 hours prior to the webinar start time. If you have not received the webinar link by then, please email 

This no-cost facilitated discussion is a follow-up for those teachers who took part in Session One of Kelly Gallagher’s 3-part series Learn. Design. Apply: Reading. Teachers will have the opportunity to share ideas for planning and implementation of high-yield strategies that best support our adolescent readers.


This session addresses the LQS competencies

  • #2: Modeling Commitment to Professional Learning
  • #4: Leading a Learning Community
  • #6: Providing Instructional Leadership

This session addresses the TQS competencies

  • #2: Engaging in Career-Long Learning
  • #3: Demonstrating a Professional Body of Knowledge
  • #4: Establishing Inclusive Learning Environments

This session is being offered on a cost recovery basis.

About the facilitator(s)

Tannis is currently supporting Alberta teachers as a Professional Learning Facilitator with the Edmonton Regional Learning Consortium. She recently served as a curriculum consultant for the Edmonton Catholic School Division. Throughout her 30-year career as an educator, in both Edmonton and Winnipeg, Tannis remains passionate about teaching and learning, and the need for explicit literacy apprenticeship at all levels in all subject areas. Tannis is a voracious reader who believes all students deserve access to rich, diverse reading experiences and to a safe equitable space to talk about what they see, hear, think and feel. She is on a journey to disrupt and bring clarity to the conversations that drive our planning and assessment practice.