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Training Institute

Presented by the Centre for Family Literacy, and supported by the Alberta Government, we were pleased to bring you the annual Training Institute.

The focus of the Training Institute was certificate training for family literacy program staff. We tried to offer both standard models and advanced training so practitioners could fill their schedules during the week with a combination of required trainings.

Here’s a look at the Training Institute At-a-Glance:

Format: 1 week in May
Social Events: Evening networking on your own

Certificate Training Opportunities:

  • Introduction to Family Literacy (pre-requisite training)
  • Introduction to Adult Foundational Learning (Pilot Session)
  • Books for Babies
  • Books Offer Our Kids Success (B.O.O.K.S.)
  • Building Blocks
  • Literacy and Parenting Skills (LAPS)
  • Magic Carpet Ride
  • Rhymes that Bind
  • Storysacks

Advanced Certificate Training Opportunities

  • Basic Facilitation Skills
  • Building Blocks for Admin
  • ESL Assessment
  • Starting or Inheriting an ESL Program: Steps to Success

Training Institute 2016 Trivia Block Contest – Q & A (pdf)

Literacy and Learning Symposium

Presented by the Centre for Family Literacy, co-hosted with the Community Learning Network, and supported by the Alberta Government, we were pleased to bring you the annual Literacy & Learning Symposium up to and including 2016. This annual province-wide professional development symposium focused on literacy and foundational learning for adults.

Our keynotes included two excellent speakers: Dr. Stephen Reder, Professor Emeritus of Applied Linguistics at Portland State University and an internationally prominent researcher in the fields of adult literacy, digital literacy and second language acquisition along with Tracy Defoe, adult education specialist, sometimes CALP instructor and curious practitioner.

The Literacy & learning Symposium was coordinated with the intent to meet the provincial professional development needs of Community Adult Learning Program (CALP) staff with a range of learning opportunities for new to experienced practitioners.

Dates: September 26-30
Location: Fantasyland Hotel, Edmonton
Format: 5 days
PD Opportunities: Day 1 & 2: Certificate Training
Introduction to Family Literacy
Introduction to Adult Foundational Learning
Day 3, 4 & 5: PD Sessions
(2) Keynote Presentations
(5) Regional Networking Sessions
(32) Breakout Sessions
(12) Cracker Barrel Sessions
Social Events: Evening Resource Fair
Evening Awards Banquet
Support Opportunities: Sponsorship

Each year the Symposium Planning Committee oversees the planning of the Symposium from beginning to end and is responsible for development of the extensive program. Thank you to the Symposium Planning Committee members:

Jonna Grad, Executive Director, Centre for Family Literacy
Kim Chung, Program Director, Centre for Family Literacy
Pat Halewich, Event Coordinator, Centre for Family Literacy
Lisa Dickner, Executive Director, Community Learning Network
Odette Lloyd, Communications Specialist, Community Learning Network
Lindsay Manz, Manager, Alberta Advanced Education

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