About AlphaPlus

AlphaPlus is Ontario’s only organization focussed on helping adult literacy education professionals to incorporate digital technology. We believe that through the use of digital technology in our sector, we can build capacity, create equity and access to learning, and enhance learning experiences. We work as a leader and guide, sharing knowledge and directly helping literacy educators and administrators to integrate technology in innovative ways that increase effectiveness and reach.

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Learn together! Join AlphaPlus eNet

How can adult literacy instructors preserve the best elements from last year’s pivot to online teaching? The answer may lie in AlphaPlus’s Educator Network (eNet) . “Right now, blended learning is top of mind because the pandemic forced many literacy educators …

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New ways of seeing our work

Ten months ago, I joined AlphaPlus as an educational technology coach to help adult literacy organizations across Ontario build capacity through the use of digital tools and technology-enhanced ways of working. Coming into the adult education field with a background in …

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Questioning our ideas about inclusion – and asking for your input

At AlphaPlus, we’re currently looking for perspectives that may have been missing in our inclusion efforts. I’m the Executive Director of AlphaPlus, but I wear more than one hat in the adult literacy education field: I’m also on the board of …

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AlphaPlus Virtual Showcase: 4 Zoom sessions on building virtual learning communities

Join us for a Virtual Showcase — a series of 4 Zoom sessions showcasing how innovative programs and instructors use digital tools and approaches to connect and work with learners remotely. Each session will feature guest presenters who’ll share their approaches, …

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Metro Toronto Movement for Literacy (MTML) case study: Silver Linings Café

Smoothing the transition to remote learning for literacy instructors When Ontario declared a state of emergency due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the pivot to remote learning happened very quickly for literacy and basic skills (LBS) practitioners. In Toronto and York Region, …

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Metro Toronto Movement for Literacy (MTML) case study: Coaching

In early 2020, Metro Toronto Movement for Literacy (MTML) was grappling with several digital technology issues. Their website had been corrupted three years earlier and had not been replaced.

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