Event | Posted: April 22, 2015Frontier College is hosting a national forum on Integrating Literacy and Essential Skills for a Skilled Workforce. This forum will be webcast to conferences held concurrently in Halifax, Toronto, Saskatoon, Winnipeg and Halifax. Register to watch the webcast of the national forum live.
Submissions | Posted: April 22, 2015The 2015 Great-West Life, London Life and Canada Life Literacy Innovation Award is open for submissions.This award recognizes innovative adult literacy or adult-integrated family literacy programs delivered by a Canadian community organization that positively impacts the lives of adult learners. A Top Award of $20,000 will be awarded and up to four additional submissions may be selected to receive $5,000 each.
Resources | Posted: April 21, 2015Two new free Tech Tuesday webinars are scheduled, and more sessions will be announced in the upcoming months! In April, AlphaPlus will take a look at YouTube – a tool to connect and engage with existing and future learners and in May AlphaPlus will explore Instagram – a photo-sharing tool everyone is talking about.
Professional Development | Posted: April 21, 2015"Collective Impact", a comprehensive approach to address complex social problems, can change the way leaders, organizations and communities work. It’s about many people - Individuals and organizations from the public, private and community sectors - coming together to frame a common, clearly defined goal.
Resources | Posted: April 21, 2015‘Career Ladders’ – an approach designed to enhance the skills of vulnerable adults and move them into better jobs, as well as support employers looking to upskill their workforce – has been showing promise in countries across the world. Essential Skills Ontario has just released their Career Ladders Phase II Guide Book – Career Ladders at Two – which addresses training development and steps towards implementation of career ladders in the Ontario context.
Funding | Posted: March 20, 2015The Public Health Agency of Canada wants proposals for projects that support trauma-informed health promotion activities that meet the health needs of victims of domestic violence and child abuse. Letters of Intent are accepted on an ongoing basis. Teleconference sessions to learn more about this call for proposals will be held on March 24 & 25 (English) and 26 (French).
Funding | Posted: March 20, 2015The Canada Post Community Foundation funds programs for children. The focus for its funding program is community, education and health. The deadline to apply is April 17, 2015.
News | Posted: March 20, 2015"In all of my work in education, there has never been a more motivating or driving force than student voice." In this posting, the author shares some ideas on the importance of nurturing a rich voice for adults, and on developing their knowledge of digital platforms, before sending their writing off into the world.
News | Posted: March 20, 2015Tech Tuesdays are one-hour webinars that focus on digital tools for administrators, instructors and learners. There are webinars this spring about YouTube and Instagram. The webinars are scheduled for the third Tuesday of each month (excluding July and August).
Submissions | Posted: March 18, 2015Write for a Better World, the perfect March Break activity for kids in Grades 5-8, is now in full swing! Write for a Better World is a nationwide contest that encourages kids to write and think about the values of global citizenship. Please encourage any and all students in your life to submit their entries for the April 3rd deadline!