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Questioning our ideas about inclusion – and asking for your input

July 13th, 2021 by Alan Cherwinski

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 a literacy program here in Picton, which allows me to engage in adult literacy […]

AlphaPlus survey on ONTARIO LBS remote learning

June 12th, 2020 by Alan Cherwinski

Attention: LBS Colleagues, AlphaPlus is conducting a short survey to learn more about the transition from predominantly in-person delivery to some form of remote delivery, including communication, instruction and new initiatives. Whether you are a program coordinator, instructor, practitioner or volunteer your input would be appreciated. To thank you for your participation you can enter […]

JOIN OUR TEAM – AlphaPlus job opportunity

May 15th, 2020 by Alan Cherwinski

Job Summary

To be successful in this role, you will be required to work individually or within a team to provide direct support and a range of resources to external adult education organizations funded under the Ontario Literacy and Basic Skills Program specifically focused on the

integration of digital technology solutions, and
implementation of blended learning approaches. 

New LBS and COVID-19 website

March 17th, 2020 by Alan Cherwinski

To help us all navigate the challenges of COVID-19, we have started LBS and COVID-19 a Google Site where we hope to share information and resources that will help the LBS community connect and learn together as we navigate this unfamiliar landscape. The website includes: General announcements and updates from the government and LBS programs […]

AlphaPlus Announcement – COVID-19

March 16th, 2020 by Alan Cherwinski

To help contain the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) AlphaPlus staff have suspended all visits to programs and face-to-face meetings. AlphaPlus remains open and staff are working from home. As always we are here to assist and support you with any questions you may have about using digital technology for program administration, teaching and learning.  Please […]

AlphaPlus Web Index

November 22nd, 2019 by Alan Cherwinski

The AlphaPlus Web Index is a collection of links to resources relevant to adult basic education. It covers subjects such as digital literacy, the integration of technology in instruction and mobile learning.

Statement from a national network of organizations, people and researchers concerned about adult literacy in Canada

September 30th, 2019 by Alan Cherwinski

Statement from a national network of organizations, people and researchers concerned about adult literacy in Canada Choose success – Invest in literacy Our world is transforming rapidly. Trends such as globalization, digitalization and demographic shifts are changing work, communities, the way society functions, and how people interact. In this environment literacy skills matter. Literacy is […]

CASE NOTES PROJECT – MOBILIZING PRACTITIONER KNOWLEDGE

May 6th, 2019 by Alan Cherwinski

At AlphaPlus, we use case notes to record our coaching experiences. Each AlphaPlus coach has developed his or her own system of keeping records. We decided that a guide on writing effective case notes for digital literacy training services would better support our work as coaches. We hoped that our guide and our record of […]

As I was saying… thoughts on adult literacy and training policy

September 12th, 2017 by Alan Cherwinski

Brigid Hayes, a former policy advisor in the federal government’s National Literacy Secretariat (1998-2005) has a blog on adult literacy policy. An overview of its purpose is below. “From time to time, I like to share my thinking with others. Mainly I think about adult literacy and training policy. I often think about the public […]

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