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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

Reflections on digital skills assessment: What it means to keep learners at the centre of digital skills work

Author – Monica Leong, Digital Divide Project consultant In our first post of this series, we reflected on what it means for programs and practitioners to embrace digital skills as foundational learning.  Embracing digital skills as foundational learning is a guiding principle that has emerged in our work. It recognizes the fertile… Read More »Reflections on digital skills assessment: What it means to keep learners at the centre of digital skills work

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

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

Sihtoskâtowin ᓯᐦᑐᐢᑲᑐᐃᐧᐣ Circle- International Inuit Day

November 7 is International Inuit Day. Also known as International Circumpolar Inuit Day, it is a holiday created to celebrate Inuit and to amplify their voices. According to the 2016 Statistics Canada Census there were 440 Inuit living in Calgary. In honour of this day, I had the privilege to… Read More »Sihtoskâtowin ᓯᐦᑐᐢᑲᑐᐃᐧᐣ Circle- International Inuit Day

  Sihtoskâtowin ᓯᐦᑐᐢᑲᑐᐃᐧᐣ Circle –  The First Peoples Principles of Learning

The First Peoples Principles of Learning were put together by Indigenous Elders, scholars and knowledge keepers to guide the development of the curriculum and teaching of the English First Peoples course created by the BC Ministry of Education and First Nations Education Steering Committee in 2006/2007. They represent an attempt… Read More »  Sihtoskâtowin ᓯᐦᑐᐢᑲᑐᐃᐧᐣ Circle –  The First Peoples Principles of Learning