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 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
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!
Establishing evidence of need for a project or program is one of the most important questions grant seekers must answer on any grant application. You may have an exciting idea for a project or program but you must make the case that your particular approach will address the unique and… Read More »Grant Writing Tips from Calgary Learns – Why Evidence Matters
Sharing delivery approaches used in CL-funded programs that reflect best practices in adult foundational learning theory. Adult foundational learners return to the classroom in hopes of developing the skills and confidence to fully participate in their lives – whether that be in relationships, employment, community involvement or further learning. Calgary… Read More »Tips From the Field – Outcome Measurements and Evaluation (OME’s): Why They Matter