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Shifting to Online/Remote/Blended Adult Foundational Learning Programming – Field Notes

The following are collated field notes from many Community Conversations held from April 2020 to winter 2021. Our sincere thanks to everyone who participated, shared their learnings, their wisdom and their passion for finding ways to support adult literacy and foundational learning in a sudden shift to virtual platforms. We… Read More »Shifting to Online/Remote/Blended Adult Foundational Learning Programming – Field Notes

Intentional Collaboration and Improved Cohesion are the Keys to Rebuilding

The Literacy and Poverty Community of Practice came together (via Zoom) for an October 2020 meeting. Not everyone was feeling resilient but everyone was generous with sharing their experiences over the past few months. The following notes capture the conversations of the past year. They are addressed to the participants… Read More »Intentional Collaboration and Improved Cohesion are the Keys to Rebuilding

Attracting, Retaining, and Engaging Adults as Learners

Across the past 8 months, every professional development session, including Community Conversations, and each Community of Purpose gathering has touched on the persistent issue of attracting/retaining and engaging adult learners. Practitioners have shared a lot of information and we have gathered that knowledge and experience through our newsletters over the… Read More »Attracting, Retaining, and Engaging Adults as Learners

The Intersection of Adult Foundational Literacy and Poverty – BLOG #3

Stepping into the field “Statistics Canada confirms that “literacy skill level and household income are positively related.” In an information based economy, people who struggle with literacy have a hard time getting a job or making more than a minimum wage. Likewise, higher literacy and numeracy skills are associated with… Read More »The Intersection of Adult Foundational Literacy and Poverty – BLOG #3

The Intersection of Adult Foundational Literacy and Poverty – BLOG #2

WHAT WE ARE DOING: This past November I facilitated a workshop at the Decoda Literacy Conference in Vancouver. The overall theme of the conference was Fostering Literacy and the conference strands were: Fostering literacy at home, at school, at work and in the community Welcoming immigrant and refugee adults, children… Read More »The Intersection of Adult Foundational Literacy and Poverty – BLOG #2

The Intersection of Adult Foundational Literacy and Poverty – BLOG #1

WHAT WE ARE DOING: In the spring of 2017, Frontier College hosted a webinar on literacy and poverty. Participants from across Canada joined the discussion. As stated: “the forum was intended to generate discussion of the various ways that individuals and communities can fight poverty through the power of literacy” (1)… Read More »The Intersection of Adult Foundational Literacy and Poverty – BLOG #1

The Intersection of Adult Foundational Literacy & Poverty – WHO WE ARE

WHO WE ARE: Calgary Learns is a granting agency that supports foundational learning for adult Calgarians.Initiative grants address new and emerging adult foundational learning needs in Calgary. This funding supports community-focused non-profit organizations to research and develop learning resources, and to pilot innovative foundational learning opportunities for adult Calgarians with financial… Read More »The Intersection of Adult Foundational Literacy & Poverty – WHO WE ARE