ALDI Update-February 2022

February 2022

As we move through the winter season and the 5th wave of the pandemic, I am grateful to be working with such brillant and uplifitng partners. It was heartwarming to see a write-up of  ALDI and QPAT’s collaborative work in this month’s edition of the LCEEQ Newsletter. 

Professional Development

Motivating and Supporting Secondary Students with Response to Reading Networking Session

The Motivating and Supporting Secondary Students with Response to Reading networking session is open to all Secondary ELA and Supporting Teachers from across the province. Use the following link: March 11th Secondary Literacy  to learn about session details, to register, and to access the Reader Response Toolkit for Secondary Teachers. 

LEARN and ALDI’s Bilingual Literacy Networking Session

On March 30th from 4:00-5:00pm LEARN and ALDI will be collaborating to offer a neworking session on vocabulary instruction. This session is open to all educators, from preschool to adult education. Registration information will be sent out the week of March 7th. An email will be sent to Special Education/Inclusive Education Consultants and be posted on various social media websites (see social media contacts below).

Upcoming Events

Special Needs Network of Anglophone Professionals (SNNAP) Meetings

Dates for the year:

March 16th April 13th May 11th June 1st

All meetings are scheduled from 9:00-12:00. The goals of our meetings are to share our respective initiatives and expertise, build collaborative networks, and learn from one another. Should you wish to attend SNNAP meetings, contact me to ensure that you are added to the distribution list.

IEP Subcommittee Recruiting

We are currently seeking Special Education/Inclusive Education Consultants to join out IEP sub-committee. This sub-committee is responding to a need established by the SNNAP committee during the 2020-2021 school year. The current members (Consultants from ETSB, NFSB, RSB, and ALDI), have established a first mandate of receiving training to share with SNNAP colleagues and the teachers that we support. If this is a dossier that you are currently working on, join us to work collaboratively.

We are currently looking for 1 consultant from each of the following school boards:


Contact me by Monday, Feb. 14th to find out more, or to join our sub-committee.

New Consultant Meet & Greet

I will be hosting a Zoom ‘Meet & Greet’ for new consultants. If you are new(ish) to your position, join the meeting to find out what ALDI can offer you and your teachers as support.
Meet & Greet Topics include:
  • Getting acquainted and learn about our respective dossiers and goals
  • Discussing past and upcoming PD initiatives designed to support resource teachers.
  • Planning for eventual collaborative projects
  • Exploring a few key resources on the ALDI website to share with your teachers.
Please use the hyperlinks to confirm your attendance by Friday, Feb. 11th.

New on the ALDI Website

Powerful Literacy Practices

The Powerful Literacy Practices website contains ready-to-implement lesson plans for dialogic reading, interactive read-alouds, and instructional phonics routines. These lesson plan templates are ideal for teachers in Cycle 1 and remedial teachers in Cycle 1 and 2. The goal of this site is to encourage the adoption of these evidence-based literacy practices and to align classroom and resource support for student success. You can access the site by clicking here and scrolling down.

Happy teacher appreciation week!

Please use the contacts below should you have any questions, or if you wish to be included in the blog post distribution list. 

Contact information: 

ALDI website 

Social Media 

@ALDICoordinator (Twitter)
Contributor to the Inclusive Education Services Quebec (IES) Facebook page