Our free online sessions explore high-value and emerging technology tools that support adult learning in the classroom and program delivery activities within organizations. Join us to learn more about powerful tools and resources, including user basics, features, practical applications, security and maintenance.

We often offer webinars in English and French. In partnership with the Deaf Literacy Initiative (DLI), some webinars are delivered in American Sign Language.

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December 2017

Tested Tools for the New Year to Add to Your Digital Toolbox

December 12, 2017 @ 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM EST

For this last webinar of 2017, our team has come together to highlight their favourite easy-to-use tools. You will hear the reasons why they like them and how they make use of them. Come and learn about tools such as Padlet, Facebook Messenger, Prioritab, Google Keep and Protopage, and find out how you could use these tools in your program.

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January 2018

iPad’s Secret Powers – Discover assistive features on your iPad

January 9, 2018 @ 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM EST

Discover the amazing accessibility features on the iPad, including Zoom, Speech to Text,  Speak Selection, customized display settings, Type to Siri and much, much more. We will discuss how to use these features for teaching and learning, and explore the basic accessibility features built into the iPad as well as how these can be used to support users with vision, hearing or sensory issues. We’ll also take a look at some literacy-friendly features and have a chat with Siri.

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DLI Tech Tuesdays: Using Google Sites to build websites

January 16, 2018 @ 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM EST

Together we will explore how Google Sites can be used to set up and manage websites. We will take a closer look at embedding videos, documents, and forms as well. Monika Jankowska-Pacyna will share links, samples of websites, and specific tips on building effective sites. This free webinar will be delivered in partnership with the Deaf Literacy Initiative. We will be using Adobe Connect platform with the support of an interpreter.

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February 2018

Number Sense and Technology

February 13, 2018 @ 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM EST

People with number sense can use numbers flexibly. When we want to multiply seven by eight, we may have memorized our times tables and know that it is 56. But what if we forget? Someone with number sense would also be able to work out that seven times seven is 49 and then add seven to make 56, or they may work out 10 sevens and subtract two sevens (70 – 14 = 56). In this webinar, we will look…

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March 2018

What Is Blended Learning?

March 13, 2018 @ 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM EDT

AlphaPlus staff have been working with Audrey Gardner on a paper that describes blended learning in literacy and basic skills. We have been looking at the research, what academics say, what other educators are doing, what literacy practitioners in other jurisdictions are doing and what we are doing here in Ontario. In this webinar, we will share what we have learned and ask you about your own experiences with blended learning. Click the Resource link below for a PDF of…

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April 2020

‘Zoom-in’ session: Video meetings

April 15, 2020 @ 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EDT

A closer look at Zoom, Google Meet/Hangouts, Skype/MS Teams, Jitsi and more...

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‘Zoom-in’ session: Online classes

April 22, 2020 @ 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM EDT

A closer look at Google Classroom, Canvas, Moodle, Brightspace (D2L) and more...

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‘Zoom-in’ session: Connecting via Mobile Apps

April 29, 2020 @ 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM EDT

A closer look at WhatsApp, Hangouts/Chat, Messenger, Viber and more...

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May 2020

‘Zoom-in’ sessions: Texting from computer

May 6, 2020 @ 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EDT

A closer look at RedOxygen, TextFree from Pinger and more...

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August 2020

PopUp PD webinar – Working together to support learners during a pandemic – the good, the bad and the unexpected…

August 27, 2020 @ 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EDT

Are you wondering how other literacy programs have been handling the unexpected shift to remote teaching and learning during the pandemic? What tools and resources have they been using? What has been working well and what hasn’t? What are they planning for the Fall? Join Monika Jankowska-Pacyna and Alan Cherwinski from AlphaPlus on August 27 at 2 pm to hear what they have been working on and learning from their coaching programs when it comes to using technology — such…

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