ALDI Update-February 2023

This edition of the ALDI Update contains information for upcoming professional development opportunities. 

Last call!  Special Needs Network of Anglophone Professionals (SNNAP) Special Meeting -UDL and SEL: Feb. 22nd

9:00-10:00 Online Presentation by Novak Education-Meeting the Needs of the Whole Child-Where UDL and SEL intersect. This session will be recorded.
10:00-11:30 Online discussion groups to further our learning
For further details and to register, click here. 

ALDI Literacy Series 2022-2023 

Designed for new teachers, but open to all, this series on literacy will support teachers in adopting evidence-based instructional practices by looking at the different components of reading instruction. This is the last call to register for the workshop on Vocabulary and Background Knowledge on Feb. 21st (4pm) and Feb. 22nd (12pm). To see the workshop description and to register, use this link: ALDI Literacy Series 

RSS Learning Community hosted by CoE SLD and ALDI: March 28th, 9-3pm  


Join the Centre of Excellence for Speech and Language Development (CoE SLD) and I for a full day workshop on oral language development. Topics include Developmental Language Disorder (DLD) and how to best support students with strategies and resources. We will also explore aspects of language comprehension and related resources. This session will be hosted on Zoom. Click here to find out more and to register. 

A Reflective Decision-Making Process hosted by CEBM and ALDI: April 5th, 11:30-1:00pm 

A new resource has been created following the Collaborative Approaches to Address Behavioural Challenges Workshop hosted last fall. Join Catherine Korah from the Centre of Excellence Behaviour Management (CEBM) and I for a one-and-a-half-hour presentation to explore the new flowchart and to answer the question: How do we know when to move our support to the next tier of the intervention continuum? This session will be hosted on Zoom and it will be recorded. Click here to access the flyer  and to register. 


The Resource Symposium 2023: May 10th, 9-3pm

Dr. Karen Gazith will be back to present at The Resource Symposium on May 10th, 2023, from 9:00-3:00pm. The main theme will be literacy and will include evidence-based practices in phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, comprehension and morphology. Reading comprehension strategies and explicit teaching of reading in the content areas will also be addressed. This session is designed with remedial (elementary) and supporting (secondary) teachers in mind, but all are welcome to attend. This session will be hosted on Zoom. For more information and to register, click here.