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
Reflections on a monumental transition: What we have learned through embracing digital skills as foundational learning
Author – Monica Leong, Digital Divide Project consultant Do you remember the monumental shift that came about with the global health pandemic in the (long ago) spring of 2020? Everything turned upside down overnight. A world that had long thought of digital skills, adequate hardware and reliable internet as ‘nice… Read More »Reflections on a monumental transition: What we have learned through embracing digital skills as foundational learning
Written and posted by ABC Life Literacy Canada on June 15, 2023 ABC Life Literacy Canada is a non-profit organization that aims to strengthen organizations that promote adult learning. There’s no denying the direct link between poverty and literacy. This 2022 report found that roughly one in five school-aged children worldwide (about 262… Read More »The link between literacy and poverty: Can education help to eliminate poverty?
Author – Dr. Jenny Horsman from her Blog: Teaching and Learning in the Aftermath of Violence “I don’t have students who’ve been through violence, the problem I have is students who aren’t motivated. If they can’t be bothered to show up on time each day, to pay attention, do the… Read More »Wrong problem, wrong solution!
The summer solstice is upon us! It is also a reminder that June is Indigenous Awareness month and June 21st is National Indigenous Awareness Day. I encourage all of you to take a step in your reconciliation journeys this upcoming month by attending one of the many events that will… Read More »National Indigenous History Month
The Canada West Foundation just released their report ,“The Case for Literacy in Alberta-Life is hard when you can’t read!”. It is great to see the need for increasing low literacy rates spotlighted. We wholeheartedly agree that addressing Albertan’s literacy challenges needs to be a multi-prong approach targeted to various… Read More »Building on the Case for Literacy in Alberta
A student brings you a piece of writing and as you glance at it, you notice that he has problems with periods—many are missing, and a few are out of place. *** You are moving around the room as students work on a math assignment and as you sit down… Read More »‘Marking for Confidence’ written by Kate Nonesuch
This is the first post in our new series ‘In Other Words’. This Blog was written in Feb. 2023 by Nada Jerkovic, Manager, Literacy Programs with the CanLearn Society. It is posted here with permission. “This is how you change the world, the smallest circles first… That humble energy, the… Read More »Learning the Circle Way
At Calgary Learns, part of my role is to guide practitioners as well as agencies on ways they can engage with Indigenous peoples and communities. By broadening their own knowledge and understanding of Indigenous history, Indigenous ways of knowing, being and doing, and building relationships, learners will benefit. I had… Read More »Engaging with the Indigenous Community
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