Pop Up PD for Literacy Educators 2023-2024

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.

2023-2024 Webinar Series

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Webinar 1 – Skills for Success Phase 1 – Overview and Looking Ahead to Phase 2

June 22, 2023

Presented by Barb Glass and Robyn Cooke-Ritchie
Join us to learn more about the many LBS curriculum resources that were developed in the SFS Phase 1 project. A quick preview of Phase 2 (2023-24) will also be included.

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Webinar 2 – CaMS Report 61 – How to Understand and Use Your Data

September 21, 2023      

Presented by Barb Glass
The CaMS Case Activity Report 61 is one of the most complex but most useful of the LBS CaMS reports.  Join this webinar to learn more about sorting and accessing the case activity data in Excel so that you can better use and analyze it to support your LBS program and performance measures. We will also look at specific examples of issues and anomalies in some sample case activity data to illustrate how it can be used to promote data integrity and consistency within your program.

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Webinar 3 – Milestones and Culminating Tasks – Where are we now?

October 26, 2023

Presented by Barb Glass & Robyn Cook-Ritchie
The new milestones and culminating tasks developed in 2021-22 are now available for use by LBS programs — and translation between French and English has been completed. In this webinar, we’ll provide an overview of those new ones and how to access them, along with the new user guides and indexes that are currently being updated for both milestone and culminating task administration.

November 30 – 10-11:30 – Register 

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Webinar 4 – Dealing with Change – The Impact of Prolonged Stress and What We can do to be Healthy            

November 23, 2023 – 2-3:30 

Presented by Jack Veitch, Manager of Community Engagement and Education, Canadian Mental Health Association Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge
Over the last few years, many around the world have felt the impact of COVID-19 on their mental health. Especially for those working throughout, the constant demands, long-hours and tightening restrictions can impact our wellness. In this session, we detail the impact of chronic and prolonged stress on our mental and physical health. We’ll review tips on self-care for the helping professional, as well as a review of burnout and what we can do to be healthy.


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Webinar 5 – Integrating LBS into Other Systems 

January 25, 2024 – 2-3:30

Facilitated by Jane Tuer
As we all know literacy is not a standalone skill set. Integrating what is being learned into other environments is key to our learners’ success. Our panelists all have experience in integrating LBS into other systems. Join us to learn how you can expand your programs reach and create a more fulsome learning environment.


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Webinar 6 – Transitioning ESL Learners into LBS 

February 22, 2024 – 2-3:30

Facilitated by Heather Robinet
Many LBS service providers in rural areas and small communities are affected by the scarcity of English language training services in these regions. Join us for this webinar as we discuss some of the barriers and challenges faced by LBS programs attempting to fill the gap, and some key recommendations for systemic changes in LBS that could support their efforts. Learn about the best practices, strategies, tools and resources they are using to meet the unique training needs of this underrepresented group.


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