Initial Survey Results: COVID-19 Response Survey

September 8th, 2020 by Christine Pinsent-Johnson

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 […]

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 […]

Watch Us in a Town Hall Session With MPP Jill Andrew

August 12th, 2020 by Monika Jankowska-Pacyna

This August, Alan Cherwinski and Christine Pinsent-Johnson represented the AlphaPlus team during an adult literacy roundtable discussion with Jill Andrew, MPP for Toronto–St. Paul’s. They were joined by Reb Chevalier of Parkdale Project Read and organizer Phylicia Davis-Wesseling, founder and program manager of the KGO Adult Literacy Program. Together, the group discussed how the COVID-19 […]

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 […]

Short-term IT coaching: Adapting rapidly with technology

 by Kate Palbom

Over the past few weeks, many LBS programs have reached out to AlphaPlus for support regarding how best to work from home and how to reach and connect with learners from a distance. Many are also reflecting on the inevitable changes the pandemic will place on how they do their work in the future. Our […]

Learner Information – PROJECT ANNOUNCEMENT

May 1st, 2017 by Alan Cherwinski

A new fiscal year is underway and we are excited to announce a mini-project: an environmental scan of local data collection systems. As part of our 2017–18 business plan and with funding support from the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development, AlphaPlus will complete an environmental scan identifying local systems supporting the collection and […]

Technology Coaching Client, Charlotte Parliament of Simcoe County District School Board on migrating programs to Google Drive.

March 15th, 2017 by Alan Cherwinski

Charlotte Parliament is the Literacy and Essential Skills Program Coordinator at Simcoe County District School Board. Responsible for the MAESD learning programs, she is on the move around the county, supporting six learning centres delivering a range of programs. As someone in constant contact with individual instructors and coordinators, Charlotte decided to use AlphaPlus technology […]

In conversation with technology coaching client, Alexandra Park Neighbourhood Learning Centre

September 20th, 2016 by Alan Cherwinski

Ever wonder what our technology coaching services are really like? Check out our Q&A with Jessa Reitsma, Learning Coordinator at Alexandra Park Neighbourhood Learning Centre, discussing her organization’s experience with AlphaPlus Consultant and Technology Coach, Monika Jankowska-Pacyna. Q: How did having a technology coach help your organization achieve its digital learning goals? A: Monika was […]

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