Literacy Now knows there is a critical link between Plain Language and literacy.
Writing in Plain Language is not only about what is written, but also about how your message will be understood by your reader.
The Dechinta Centre for Research and Learning is filling a gap in the education options available in the NWT. It aims to develop critical thinkers and leaders who will contribute to a strong northern environment and economy.
We are launching a series of Digital Technologies E-Bulletins dedicated to exploring, discussing and sharing our ongoing research and observations related to digital technologies and the Ontario Adult Literacy Curriculum Framework (OALCF).
The Western Quebec Literacy Council (WQLC) and the Western Quebec and the CSHBO school boards celebrated Quebec Adult Learners’ Week locally at the RA Hall, April 3. This year’s theme, “Follow your passion” was highlighted during the 3 hour bilingual event.
AWENS’ Board of Directors, in response to widely perceived needs, is undertaking a series of networking sessions around the regions. The first was held in the Valley and two more are in the planning stages (and may already have taken place by the time you read this). We hope that others will follow in the other three regions.
On May 7, we are hosting our fourth annual Adult Spelling Bee Challenge at the Penticton Golf and Country Club. Proceeds from this fundraiser support literacy projects in the community such as The Red Shelf Readers at the Community Centre, McLaren Arena, the Food Bank, and other locations.
RESDAC is approaching literacy with a more holistic perspective maintaining that adult learners need to develop skills in an integrated way. The model starts with an understanding of the context in which the adult learner operates.
Applications are now being accepted for the 2013 Adult Learner Recognition Awards which 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.