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Tips From the Field

Make Your Teaching Transparent

Author – Kate Nonesuch  The second post in the series ‘ways to build community & confidence in the classroom space, ways to create safe and welcoming spaces for learning’ is also from Kate’s blog. Much of our work is invisible to adult learners in literacy, Basic Education or GED programs.… Read More »Make Your Teaching Transparent

Learners on the Teaching Team

Author – Kate Nonesuch Each year Calgary Learns get asked to share resources about ways to build community & confidence in the classroom space, ways to create safe and welcoming spaces for learning. There is no guidebook for this but there are many wise practices. I often think of Kate’s… Read More »Learners on the Teaching Team

Reflections on embedding digital skills learning in programming: Focus on being flexible.

Author – Monica Leong, Digital Divide Project consultant and Embedding Digital Skills in Learning series facilitator.  From the Embedding Digital Skills in Learning series and the Digital Divide Project  In our previous blogposts, we reflected on what we have learned in the Embedding series, including embracing digital skills as foundational learning, keeping… Read More »Reflections on embedding digital skills learning in programming: Focus on being flexible.

Reflections on facilitating digital skills learning: Focus on the learning, not on technology

Author – Monica Leong, Digital Divide Project consultant and Embedding Digital Skills in Learning series facilitator.  In our previous blogposts, we reflected on our learning in the Embedding series, including the monumental transition of embracing digital skills as foundational learning and the way digital skills assessment keeps learners at the centre of… Read More »Reflections on facilitating digital skills learning: Focus on the learning, not on technology

Plainly Speaking

Author: Nicole d’Entremont of Plainly Speaking What is plain language? Plain language is a way of writing or speaking that’s clear, concise and helpful. It’s the opposite of wordy and confusing communications. Plain language seems effortless, but it takes time and skill to put it into practice. Four reasons your… Read More »Plainly Speaking

Tips From the Field

Are Finances a Barrier for Your Program Applicant? Calgary Learns’ grants support foundational learning programs for adults with financial barriers. Some practitioners have asked us how to best discern if the adults applying to participate in their Calgary Learns funded program have financial barriers.  We have seen a variety of… Read More »Tips From the Field

Full Steam Ahead – Calgary Learns Program Applications are coming your way!

A friend of mine once used the analogy of a train to describe the start of fall and the run up to the holidays. In September, the train gets into gear and is rumbling in the station. There is a lot of noise, activity, and anticipation. In October, the train… Read More »Full Steam Ahead – Calgary Learns Program Applications are coming your way!

Digital Divide -practitioner resources and tools

A new season of adult foundational learning is upon us. After more than two years of major changes and challenges due to public health restrictions, programs are facing myriad decisions. Among them: Will programming return to in-person delivery? Will some programming be online? Would a mix of online and in-person… Read More »Digital Divide -practitioner resources and tools

Tips From the Field

In Support of Frontline Staff Delivering In-Person or Blended Programs This Fall It has been two years since Covid restrictions required us to switch to online program delivery. Terms like “meeting learners where they are at” and “learner-driven delivery” took on a whole new meaning. Frontline program staff learned to deliver… Read More »Tips From the Field