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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 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

The link between literacy and poverty: Can education help to eliminate poverty?

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?

  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