Central Alberta Regional - Memory Strategies for 21st Century Learners & AGM
Time & Location
About the Event
Memory Strategies for 21st Century Learners
Heather Y. Boone and Meaghan G.J. Reist
Froese Psychological Services
Tuesday, April 30@ 4:30 pm
Red Deer Public Schools District Office-Assembly Room
4:30 supper, 5:00-6:30 session, 6:30 AGM (enter to win 2019 Conference Fee)
Who should attend?
Administrators, Teachers, Educational Assistants, Education Students, Parents
“Word. Definition. Example. Word. Definition. Example. This is how we learned it in high school. This is how our parents learned it in high school. As we looked out over a sea of blank faces, students numb to traditional instruction, we knew we needed a change, and it was painfully clear our students did as well” (Boone and Reist, 2016).
Memory Strategies Session
In this session, Heather and Meaghan will illustrate various effective memory strategies to utilize in the classroom. Depending on student and curriculum need, these memory techniques can be manipulated to reflect classroom dynamics as well as required curriculum content. Heather and Meaghan are passionate about finding ways to help students memorize and retain material beyond traditional study methods, and their implementation of the Memory Palace, Peg Word and Visualization strategies are simply a few techniques they will highlight. (K-12). At the end of the session, Heather and Meaghan will help educators start the process of building their own strategies using the techniques provided. Participants are encouraged to bring curriculum material to the workshop (i.e. terms, equations, processes) which they desire to target with new memory strategies. (K-12)
Heather Y. Boone, B.A.(Hons), B.Ed., M.C.
Heather Boone graduated from Memorial University in 2004 with a BEd. She teaches high school English at Olds High School in Alberta and completed a Masters of Counselling Psychology in 2013 through a joint program from the University of Calgary, the University of Lethbridge, and Athabasca University. Heather is also a registered provisional psychologist and works to amalgamate psychology and education, seeking innovative ways to enhance student learning using an approach that considers neurocognitive factors.
Meaghan G.J. Reist, B.A., M.Ed.
Meaghan Reist is Vice Principal and high school English teacher at Bowden Grandview School in Alberta. She graduated from the University of Lethbridge in 2006 with a BEd and completed her Masters of Education program at the University of Calgary specializing in Educational Leadership. Meaghan works to personalize learning for students in 21st century classrooms and seeks collaborative methods focused on curriculum retention to help all students feel successful in their studies.
Council Members: $35.00
Non-Members: $60.00 (includes a Council Membership)
Undergrad Students: $20.00
Non-eligible for Membership: $60.00 (district office staff who have opted
out of ATA membership)
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