The PEI Literacy Alliance recently held a writing contest for people enrolled in an adult learning program. The contest was called Message in a Bottle and the prize was $100. The Alliance was looking for inspirational entries that would encourage others to go back to school.
LCNB reports that its Adult Learners’ Writing Contest, Message in a Bottle, was a great success this year with 33 submissions from adult learners across New Brunswick. They congratulate all who entered the contest and thank them for "spreading the word about adult learning through your own powerful words and stories."
Adult Learners’ Week April 6-14, 2013, in Nova Scotia celebrates adult learning, promotes learning opportunities for all, and showcases the diversity of adult learning. All week long organizations hold special events throughout the province. This is a complete list of activities.
"Much commentary has gone under the bridge in the days since the Government of NL released its 2013 budget. As taxpayers, we all have a stake in the investments our government makes in this province." - Literacy Newfoundland and Labrador
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Deanna Allen, the executive director of Laubach Literacy New Brunswick, says the future of New Brunswick's economy depends on improved literacy. More than half of the province’s population needs to improve their reading and writing skills, she said.
Adult Learners' Week is an opportunity for all adults to take a pause and think about their own learning. What did I learn in the past year? What am I in the middle of learning right now and what should I be thinking about learning next?
The aim of this survey is to gather a broad base of information about adult learners in Canada. Intended for anyone who has taken an adult learning course over the past year, the survey closes at the end of Adult Learners' Week April 6-14.
The following article was written for Adult Learners’ Week April 6-14, 2013, to entice people to go to their public libraries to learn at any and every stage of their lives. It also shows how, with the right initiative and planning, libraries can be inclusive, engaging environments for all community groups.
LNS is pleased to announce the 2013 Adult Learner Recognition Awards will be presented at the NSPGI Golf Tournament on June 13. These awards are given to adult learners in Nova Scotia who have shown exceptional progress and achievement in learning and literacy.
During Adult Learners’ Week, Quebec English Literacy Alliance (QELA) will be working with the Cree School Board at the Sabtuan Regional Vocational Training Centre at a three-day workshop where vocational training instructors and students will use essential skills to create video segments.
To help mark Adult Learners' Week, adult learners from across PEI were invited to write inspirational messages to adults who are thinking of taking an adult literacy program.
Read about factors that contribute to adult learner success in the Northwest Territories. This report provides some in-depth analysis about how to facilitate learner success in adult literacy and basic education (ALBE) programs. It builds on the NWT Literacy Council research (2009) into non-academic outcomes.
This is the week we celebrate adult learners here in our community and across the country for their commitment to lifelong learning. The time and energy they devote to learning have personal benefits but also improves our communities and workplaces. Adult Learners’ Week is also the perfect opportunity to explore the many types of learning available to adults from all walks of life.
Literacy and lifelong learning are important tools that give Canadians the skills necessary to understand how to read, communicate with others and engage fully and confidently in all areas of life. One of the goals of Adult Learners’ Week is to promote and facilitate easier access to these opportunities.
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Continuous learning has a ripple effect, not only for learners but for teachers and the communities in which they reside. Each year at this time, the National Adult Literacy Database (NALD) joins literacy and essential skills organizations from across Canada to celebrate Adult Learners’ Week.
NIACE welcomes the Community Learning Learner Survey Report recently published by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS), for its robust data drawn from learners themselves and as a valuable step forward in evidencing the transformational powers of community learning.
Adult Learners’ Week can be a bit like New Year’s — an opportunity both to reflect and make plans for the future. And like New Year’s resolutions, the plans we make for learning are much more likely to come to fruition if they are practical and integrated into our regular schedule, and if we are truly motivated to learn.
Plans are underway for Nova Scotia Adult Learners' Week 2013 April 6-14. Learners and organizations from across the province are coming together at special events including panel discussions, interactive workshops and arts events. They will offer learning opportunities for all and showcase the diversity in the ways adults learn.
The Literacy Coalition of New Brunswick is holding its third annual writing contest in celebration of Adult Learners' Week, April 6-14, 2013. They invite adult learners from across the province to share inspirational messages for adults who may be considering joining an adult literacy program.
Tell us how learning has made a difference in your life. Please email your titled entry (written or video) to Literacy Nova Scotia at email@example.com. A written entry should be up to 500 words in the form of an essay, poem or short story. A video is one to two minutes, posted to You Tube (email the link). One entry per person is allowed and no group submissions will be accepted.