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 […]

AlphaPlus Services: “What’s in it For Me?”

July 24th, 2016 by Alan Cherwinski

Did you know that AlphaPlus services are changing? Starting now your organization can take advantage of our free, services to leverage technology, train staff, and enhance your learners’ experiences. Here’s what our client, Katie McLeod, Learning Coordinator at Alexandra Park Neighbourhood Learning Center had to say about our customize, client-focused solutions. “They listened to us […]

Message from the Executive Director: Assisting agencies with Information Technology Planning – A new service from AlphaPlus

April 30th, 2014 by Monika Jankowska-Pacyna

Today’s learning environment is increasingly affected by new and emerging technologies, leading to andragogical shifts in how instruction is designed and putting pressures on organizations delivering literacy training in the field. More students have access to computers and mobile devices, and they often expect that programs and classes they attend will help them develop skills […]

OECD to release PIAAC results on October 8

September 24th, 2013 by Monika Jankowska-Pacyna

On October 8, 2013, the Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD) will be releasing the first results from its landmark study, the Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC). A Canadian report will come out on the same day. PIAAC measures skills in literacy, numeracy, and problem solving in technology-rich environments (PS-TRE) […]

IT planning and integration supports – consultation process in full swing

September 11th, 2013 by Monika Jankowska-Pacyna

As we announced in June’s article named Designing a new service that will provide LBS organizations with IT planning and integration supports we are actively exploring the possibility of introducing a new service (to be offered free-of-charge) that will provide IT planning and integration supports to help LBS organizations seize upon opportunities for teaching and […]

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