Pop Up PD for Literacy Educators 2021-2022

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

All webinars include ASL interpretation and are translated into French after the live webinar.

2021-2022 Webinar Series – Access the full season brochure here 

Webinar #1 – Loading Up Your Resource Arsenal: A Look at the New LBS Resources Created in 2020-2021

Friday, June 25, 2021 (10:00-11:30 am EST)

Every year the LBS support organizations create new resources for the field. Join us to learn about these new resources and how they can support your learners, your staff, and your program.

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Webinar #2 – Understanding the LBS Detailed Service Quality (DSQ) Report 64

Thursday, September 23, 2021 (2:00 to 3:30 pm EST)       

The monthly EOIS-CaMS “DSQ Report 64” contains a great deal of information about the LBS performance measures and the service quality standard for which service providers are accountable to the Ministry. Join this webinar to learn more about reading and interpreting the DSQ data and applying the information to your own LBS program. Bring a recent copy of your own DSQ Report 64 so that you can follow along in the context of your own program’s performance.

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Resources and Playback

Webinar #3 – Essential Skills, Skills for Success, and the OALCF

Thursday, October 28, 2021 (2:00 to 3:30 pm EST)

The federal government recently released its new “Skills for Success” framework, replacing the original “Essential Skills” framework developed in the late 1980s. In this webinar, we will revisit the development of the Ontario Adult Literacy Curriculum Framework (OALCF) and how it relates to the original Essential Skills framework. Then we’ll focus on the new Skills for Success framework and how it may intersect with the OALCF and broader adult education initiatives.

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Webinar #4 – Workforce Literacy and Pre-Employment Planning          

Thursday, December 9, 2021 (2:00 to 3:30 pm EST)

Many learners you’re working with may be preparing for work. But what is the landscape out there as we recover from the pandemic?

In this webinar you’ll hear from panelists Justin Falconer of Workforce Windsor Essex, Lidia Siino, an Employment Counsellor at YWCA Hamilton, and Rachel Hunt, an Employment Service Manager at Goodwill Career Centre.

They will help attendees

  • get an overview of what’s happening in the labour market
  • learn about the role of planning boards and the work they are currently doing to support your work
  • hear from Employment Services about their services and special programs
  • explore employment goal path resources

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Webinar #5 – Workplace Literacy: A Snapshot of What’s Happening in the LBS Field

Thursday, January 27, 2022 (2:00 to 3:30 pm EST)

Teasing apart workplace and workforce literacy is not an easy task. The reality is that workplace and workforce literacy weave through LBS in multiple and in different ways across Ontario. For the purpose of this webinar, we will mainly focus on workplace literacy programs that are taking place on-site at an employer’s location as well as workplace literacy where the activities or tasks are specific to a particular workplace’s documentation and practices.

Join this panel discussion facilitated by Andrea Dickinson, Executive Director of Tri-County Literacy Network, and learn about some of the workplace literacy programs and activities happening in Ontario. Featured panelists include Barb Duguay and Kim Redford, Valley Adult Learning Association, Fort Frances; Chris Prosser, The Literacy Group of Waterloo Region; Kerry Halliday, Upper Grand District School Board, Guelph.

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Webinar #6 – Micro-Credentials: What? Why? When? And Where?

Thursday, February 24, 2022 (2:00 to 3:30 pm EST)

Are you interested in learning more about micro-credentials and their evolving place in the educational landscape? This webinar will feature some background research about the development and use of micro-credentials; definitions associated with micro-credentials; and information about the emerging use and application of micro-credentials in Ontario.

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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.