8 Strategies for Improving the Digital Capacity of Our Adult Literacy System

January 5th, 2022 by Alan Cherwinski

Would you agree that Ontario’s Literacy and Basic Skills (LBS) system is facing many challenges? Would you also agree that it’s time – past due – to address those challenges? Perhaps, like me, you’ve invested years in the adult literacy field, and you don’t want to see it fall further behind. You and I care […]

Virtual Showcase – Reflections on shared approaches, strategies and resources… Should we do it again?

November 12th, 2021 by Monika Jankowska-Pacyna

The summer months are a blur at this point, but the memory of how excited and inspired we were after each of our Virtual Showcase sessions still energizes us and we wonder if we should do it again…   The idea It all started with a Zoom call in 2020. “It would be great if […]

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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 […]

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Exploring the use of HyperDocs in LBS

June 4th, 2021 by Christine Pinsent-Johnson

Last spring, did you scramble to figure out ways for learners to access instructional materials from paper files, workbooks, readers and binders? We learned that paper packets were produced for some learners, especially those who didn’t have the right device, enough data and experience to access instructional activities on a computer. We also learned that […]

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

May 11th, 2021 by Tracey Mollins

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, Metro Toronto Movement for Literacy (MTML) partnered with AlphaPlus to provide these educators with […]

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

April 9th, 2021 by Monika Jankowska-Pacyna

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.

The Sudden Shift to Remote Delivery in LBS

November 30th, 2020 by Christine Pinsent-Johnson

AlphaPlus recently released a survey report that looked at how people working in Ontario’s Literacy and Basic Skills (LBS) system responded to COVID-19 shutdowns in the spring of 2020. Although we weren’t surprised by the main findings, we’re concerned about the inequities in the LBS system. Currently, it’s unable to ensure all learners have the […]

When the Digital Divides Us: International Literacy Day is a time for Action

September 8th, 2020 by Christine Pinsent-Johnson

Literacy has never been just about reading and writing, it’s also about access to information, civic participation, and opportunities. Digital access has become intertwined with literacy, especially during this public health crisis when so many of our activities and services have moved to online-only points of access. The ongoing crisis has laid bare the digital […]

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