2023/2024 UBC K-12 Literacy and Language Professional Community of Learners

Join the K-12 Literacy and Language Professional Community of Learners

Hosted by Dr. Melanie M. Wong, University Colleagues, and K-12 Colleagues

This is an invitation for Kindergarten to Grade 12 (K-12) educators across Canada to join a monthly Zoom conversation starting September 2023 to June 2024. The focus of this Literacy and Language Professional Community of Learners is to share research and best practices. We ask that our K-12 colleagues try to commit to the majority of the conversations. A number of topics will be discussed with university experts and K-12 educators leading the monthly conversations (see below for the initial list of topics). Sessions will follow a similar format where there will be a brief lightning talk by a university expert(s) and K-12 colleagues followed by breakout sessions (which will include discussion around the topic, discussion on how the research shared can be applied to practice, and hands on activities). The goal of this community of learners is to build our collective understandings of best practices on a range of topics with regards to literacy and language education.

Tentative Schedule
(There might be changes to the schedule but participants will be informed in advance)

DateTime (PST)TopicFacilitators
September 25, 20233:30pm-4:30pmTechnology-Enhanced
Learning: What does
this look like in
Dr. Melanie Wong (UBC)
October 2023 (TBA)3:30pm-4:30pmPop up Practice Share:
Sharing Our K-12 ELL
and Literacy Practices
Dr. Melanie Wong (UBC)
Nicole Sidhu (Calgary Board of Education)
Lynn Farrugia (Edmonton Public Schools)
November 2023 (TBA)3:30pm-4:30pmBuilding the Capacity
of Teachers: A
Conversation with
Instructional Leaders
Dr. Melanie Wong (UBC)
Leslie Goodwin (Calgary Board of Education)
Christina Tuttle (Calgary Board of Education)
January 2024 (TBA)3:30pm-4:30pmPlayfulness in K-12Dr. Melanie Wong (UBC)
Dr. Harini Rajagopal (UBC)
February 2024 (TBA)3:30pm-4:30pmIntentional Leadership
for ELL Schools
Dr. Melanie Wong (UBC)
Shanley Nguyen (Calgary Board of Education)
April 2024 (TBA)3:30pm-4:30pmAdolescent Literacies:
Intentional Practice
Dr. Melanie Wong (UBC)
May 2024 (TBA)3:30pm-4:30pmDigital literacies for the
Language Classroom
Dr. Ron Darvin (UBC)