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Join Us for eNet this Winter!

December 17th, 2021 by Tracey Mollins

Join Us for eNet this winter where you can connect with colleagues from other programs to share new tools, resources and ways of doing things.

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 […]

The Postsecondary Digital Skills Readiness Assessment tools are ready!

 by Tracey Mollins

In 2018 a college upgrading instructor came to AlphaPlus with an idea.  He had developed an assessment tool to determine whether learners were ready for the ways they would be using digital technology as college students. He wanted to enhance that resource and make it available to all LBS instructors. Six other Literacy and Basic […]

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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 […]

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Questioning our ideas about inclusion – and asking for your input

July 13th, 2021 by Alan Cherwinski

At AlphaPlus, we’re currently looking for perspectives that may have been missing in our inclusion efforts. I’m the Executive Director of AlphaPlus, but I wear more than one hat in the adult literacy education field: I’m also on the board of a literacy program here in Picton, which allows me to engage in adult literacy […]

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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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