Monthly Archives: June 2015

What computer skills can do for you – new OECD report

At the recent Centre for Literacy Summer Institute on Digital Environments, Ji Eun Chung of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) presented the latest work on Problem-Solving in Technology-rich Environments from the Programme for the International Assessment of … Continue reading

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Canada Job Grant Webinar

In case you missed last week’s webinar which I gave on the Canada Job Grant, you can listen to it by going to: http://upskill.ca/resources A big thanks to ABC Life Literacy Canada for having me present the webinar and to … Continue reading

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Reflections on the 2015 Summer Institute

The 2015 Summer Institute’s theme was “Digital Environments – opportunities and challenges for literacy, learning, and citizenship.” I was asked to provide my reflections at the end of the day and a half. You can read about the Summer Institute … Continue reading

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Job Opportunities in Manitoba

The Adult Learning and Literacy Office in Manitoba has two jobs open – one is the Executive Director’s position and the other is Director of Programs/Registrar, Adult Education Programs Unit. Here are the links to the postings: http://manitobaliteracy.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/30493-Outreach-Advertisement-Executive-Director-ALL.pdf http://manitobaliteracy.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/30494-Outreach-Ad-Director-of-Programs-ALL.pdf I’d … Continue reading

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#5. How is Adult Basic Education Delivered in Ontario? | SARN.ca

The Saskatchewan Action Research Network or SARN has published another of its overviews of provincial literacy delivery systems. Check out its post about Ontario at: #5. How is Adult Basic Education Delivered in Ontario? | SARN.ca.

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A farewell to the Centre for Literacy

Earlier this month, I attended the last Summer Institute hosted by the Centre for Literacy. As I wrote in an earlier post, the Centre was forced to close its doors at the end of May due to the withdrawal of … Continue reading

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