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Friday, February 23 • 10:30 - 12:00
Simplifying Instruction in a Multi-graded Classroom

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“Teacher, your new assignment is a multi-graded classroom…” Challenge: How much university training or professional development have most teachers had to prepare them to juggle a three (or five) ring curriculum circus? Most are overwhelmed as they face so many grades at once. How do teachers explain to parents that the students are getting the education they deserve as teacher tries to juggle two or more curriculum at once? Solution: Teacher friendly resources are available to help reduce teacher planning time and still cover the curriculum. Solution: Classroom organization is key to juggling the potentially overwhelming curriculum facing a multi-graded classroom. Solution: There are advantages to teaching in a multi-graded classroom. Find out how teaching more than one grade in a classroom can benefit student learning. This session will -provide practical strategies, practical structures, routines and resources that teacher can use in their classroom the next day. -remove the isolation multi-graded classroom teachers feel. Teachers will be able to phone a friend and find out how others have dealt with the challenges they face


Rob Ficiur

-Taught 28 of 29 years in a multi-graded classroom in a multi-graded classroom a Hutterite Colony School. -Editor / Writer of the Hutterite Teachers’ Newsletter since 1994. The goal of the quarterly newsletter is to share practical teaching ideas that can be implemented by teachers... Read More →

Friday February 23, 2018 10:30 - 12:00 MST
PE 040 1st Choice Savings Centre for Sport & Wellness (PE Building), University of Lethbridge, 4401 University Drive, Lethbridge, Alberta T1K 3M4