Interested in seeing how colleagues are improving their learning programs? Here is the newest Integrating Foundational Learning (IFL) report
. Inside you will find nine case studies by Calgary programs that show how staff are using a foundational learning lens to make their course content more accessible to learners.
We're excited to invite you to a workshop in Calgary. The workshop will introduce new materials to support ELLs with language, cultural and essential skills development. You will also leave with some insights into teaching document use strategies to your learners.
- Target Audience: Practitioners and tutors working with English Language Learners
- Location: Fort Calgary , 750 – 9th Avenue SE, Calgary, Alberta
- Date: March 30th, 2017
- Time: 9:00 am to 4:00pm
- Cost: Free (with lunch provided)
- Registration: contact Sue Oguchi
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Did you know that there is a Literacy and Learning Symposium every year? It is a wonderful opportunity to learn from leaders in the field and colleagues from around the province. The Community Learning Network will be hosting this symposium in Edmonton on September 25-29. Check out their fabulous line up of sessions.
Calgary Learns would like to support our members to attend this professional development opportunity through bursaries. There will be limited number of bursaries available. More details to follow soon. In the meantime, make sure you check the schedule and various sessions: https://www.calp.ca/symposium/program/at-a-glance.html.
Save the Date - June 19-20 LIFE workshop
LIFE (Learning is for Everyone)-Learning disabilities affect at least 10% of Canadians. More than 50% of these experience difficulty in learning to read. Learning disabilities (LD) are recognized as a lifelong neurological disorder. It is estimated that at least 30% and possible as many as 60% of adults in literacy and foundational learning programs have learning disabilities.
Adult foundational learning practitioners are not qualified to diagnose learning disabilities, but it is important to understand, recognize and support the unique learning challenges and needs of these learners.
More details to follow soon.