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Learn together! Join AlphaPlus eNet

September 23rd, 2021 by Tracey Mollins

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 to try new approaches and technologies,” says Guylaine Vinet from AlphaPlus. Educators who worked […]

New ways of seeing our work

August 9th, 2021 by Aletheia Délivré

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 human-centred design and a user experience (UX) lens, I’ve been particularly interested in exploring […]

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

May 21st, 2021 by Monika Jankowska-Pacyna

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, strategies and tips on how they connect with learners and build a virtual community […]

2020 in Review: Top 10 Items We Covered in Coaching

February 8th, 2021 by Monika Jankowska-Pacyna

2020 has been like no other for our coaching team! It has been busy, hectic —and yes — sometimes overwhelming. Many programs reached out to our team to ask for ideas, support and training in the unexpected and fast shift to working from home and delivering their services remotely. It was also extremely rewarding to see these programs try new things, build up their confidence and then take off with so many great ideas.

Our Annual Fall Technology Coaching Intake Is Underway!

September 8th, 2020 by Monika Jankowska-Pacyna

Since March of this year, LBS programs around the province have been innovating and reorganizing their program technology and tools as the COVID-19 pandemic has progressed. Many LBS programs continue to reflect on the changes the pandemic will place on how they do their work in the future. Our technology coaching services are here, as […]

Featured Tech – Microsoft Teams: Business vs. Education

 by Monika Jankowska-Pacyna

Are you interested in using Microsoft Teams? Will you be using the Education edition available to schools and colleges or the Business edition? Which one is right for you, and what’s the difference, anyway? The Education edition is tailor-made for education settings and includes Classes and Class Teams as well as an additional notebook and […]

Initial Survey Results: COVID-19 Response Survey

 by Monika Jankowska-Pacyna

This spring, our sector made a sudden shift to communicating, working, and teaching online. As LBS programs made the transition to remote delivery, we realized this was an opportunity to learn more about how our sector was working and adapting to this unprecedented and unplanned change. What were their new priorities and how were those […]

Microsoft Teams: Business vs. Education

 by Monika Jankowska-Pacyna

Are you interested in using Microsoft Teams? Will you be using the Education edition available to schools and colleges or the Business edition? Which one is right for you, and what’s the difference, anyway? The Education edition is tailor-made for education settings and includes Classes and Class Teams as well as an additional notebook and […]

How technology coaching client The Literacy Group created a learner portal using Google Sites

May 20th, 2020 by Kate Palbom

In this client coaching story, we’re talking with Lisa McArthur, program manager of The Literacy Group (TLG) of Waterloo Region, about how they used Google Sites to create an online resource for learners and linked it to their website’s home page. Learn about how the portal is helping learners continue to work remotely and keeping […]

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