These learning opportunities are brought to you by “Pop Up PD for Literacy Educators”, a committee of the Learning Networks of Ontario, E-Channel and the Provincial Support Organizations for Literacy.
These webinars have been happening since 2015-2016 – watch all the playbacks and get the resources here
Later this year, we hope to bring you a webinar series around digital technology and workforce literacy in light with the ministry priorities.
Webinar #1 – Lean on Me
May 7, 2020 (10:00-11:30 am)
The Covid-19 pandemic is having a huge impact on communities, countries, and the entire planet. We are all doing our best to forge ahead to maintain “business as usual” or as “usual” as it can be. It can seem like a constant stream of switching gears, trying new things, learning new skills, and navigating policy. Perhaps you have come up with some excellent or novel ideas for helping yourself, learners, staff or members of the community to cope during these unusual times. Or perhaps you’d like to hear some of these ideas to help yourself or others who are struggling.
Join us on May 7th at 10:00 am for a session we’re calling “Lean on Me.” The session will be informal and facilitated by Tamara Kaattari. We hope to see you there!
Webinar #2 – Lean on Each Other: Supporting Adult Students During COVID-19
June 9, 2020 – 10:00 – 11:30
Webinar #3 – Working together to support learners during a pandemic – the good, the bad and the unexpected…
Thursday, August 27, 2020 – 2:00 – 3:30 pm EST
Are you wondering how other literacy programs have been handling the unexpected shift to remote teaching and learning during the pandemic? What tools and resources have they been using? What has been working well and what hasn’t? What are they planning for the fall? Join Monika Jankowska-Pacyna and Alan Cherwinski from AlphaPlus to hear what they have been working on and learning from their coaching programs when it comes to using technology — such as video meeting tools, online classes, connecting via mobile apps, texting and much more — during these uncertain times.
Webinar #4 – SkillsAdvance Ontario and LBS
Thursday, October 22 – 2:00 – 3:30 pm EST
Webinar #5 – Canada’s Essential Skills Framework: Updates, Changes, and Implications
Thursday, November 26 – 2:00 – 3:30 pm EST
Guests at this session will include
- a representative from OLES
- Michael Herzog, Partner, Essential Skills Group (based in Calgary)
- Sandra Hennessey, Essential Skills Consultant for Ontario’s College Sector Committee for Adult Upgrading
Join us to learn about the changes and timelines for implementation of OLES’ newly developed ES framework. The webinar will also cover related implications for various Essential Skills assessment tools currently in use.
Webinar #6 – Workforce/Workplace Resources and Best Practices in LBS
Thursday, January 28, 2021 – 2:00 – 3:30 pm EST
A committee was formed with representation from COFA, Contact North, Literacy Network Northeast, Literacy Northwest, and the Mid North Network, to gather information and prepare a bilingual compendium of workforce/place resources and best practices to share with the LBS field. This webinar will outline the steps taken and introduce the draft compendium to interested LBS practitioners. Based upon participants’ feedback, revisions will be made prior to distributing the compendium province-wide in March 2021 via the Learning Networks of Ontario.
This Employment Ontario project is funded in part by the Government of Canada and the Government of Ontario and through the Canada-Ontario Job Fund Agreement.