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 […]

Using Evernote in a multi-level adult literacy class

March 11th, 2015 by Monika Jankowska-Pacyna

Have you ever wondered how you could use Evernote with your learners? Explore the videos below to learn how literacy learners from Dixon Hall LBS program in Toronto feel about using Evernote and how Maxine, the LBS instructor from Dixon Hall, set up and is using Evernote in her multi-level class. Maxine also shared her […]

Street Haven Learning Centre is using Pinterest in their classroom

March 19th, 2012 by Monika Jankowska-Pacyna

Pinterest has been the new buzzword in the community and at large as the newest star of social media.  The more familiar forms of social media, e.g Facebook and Twitter have had limited potential for application as an educational tool. We have watched discussions about Pinterest shift from its use as a way to collect images and manifest creative brainstorms to its potential use in the educational field. We have seen a similar evolution of its use within our organization.

A staff member was using Pinterest socially for herself, after a friend had turned her on to it. When we began discussing how to get our clients talking about their goals and dreams for the future, the conversation naturally turned to using visuals to help identify their aspirations. Alongside this, we’ve been having an ongoing dialogue about how to integrate the new OALCF curriculum into the classroom. Pinterest seemed to be a perfect opportunity to meld several competencies into a single activity that would be fun and engaging.

Adult Learning Centres GBG enhance visual learning through free and/or inexpensive online image tools

December 1st, 2010 by Monika Jankowska-Pacyna

The many different and complex ways that people learn is fascinating. Our goal at Adult Learning Centres Grey-Bruce-Georgian (GBG) is to support our students in their learning journeys. We develop new educational tools (and modify existing ones) to meet the needs of our diverse learner population.

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