Posted:10 October 2018
Author: Pat Halewich, Community Learning Network
On behalf of the Community Learning Network, I would like to thank you for attending the Literacy & Learning Symposium 2018!
Our annual Symposium continues to be a wonderful opportunity to gather for professional development and training as a CALP community and to share and learn from our presenters and from each other!
Our Symposium theme was “Creating Safe and Welcoming Spaces” and we heard from so many of you that we accomplished just that!
Our plan was:
And we hope that for you it was a Symposium To REMEMBER!
To recap Symposium 2018, I have included some fast facts as well as some learning takeaways, and I have highlighted some lasting impressions. Hope you enjoy reflecting back on the week as much as I did and please add your thoughts in the comments section below.
Rated as very good or good by respondents
“May I compliment you and all other organizers on a very good Literacy and Learning Symposium? It was awesome. There was a lot to take in and my brain was full a few times… It was very informative. My co-worker and I were especially pleased with the "Meet the Experts" session on Friday morning, we could easily have done something like this for a full day! We immediately put our ideas into action and are hosting a banking session in the next few weeks, and we are actually partnering with ATB on that.”
“My first symposium – overall good impression of caring people doing great work.”
Doray Veno said it best when she described how she was feeling about the Symposium at the Awards Banquet and said, “I’m feeling full. My head is full, my tummy is full and my heart is full”.
Presenting the Council of the Federation Award to Red Deer Public Library Adult Literacy Program
The Minister of Advanced Education’s Facebook page also has a post on the Symposium. Click here for the link:
CLN will be updating the Symposium pages on the CALP Portal in the coming days with photos from this year’s conference, along presentations and resources that have been shared by this year’s presenters. Be sure to go to https://calp.ca/symposium/home/about-the-symposium.html later this month.
We would still love to hear from you if you have any suggestions or ideas for sessions, speakers or trainers for next year. Your input is important to us! Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with possible ideas.
With that said, we wish you a wonderful 2018-19 CALP programming year and hope to see you at next year’s Literacy & Learning Symposium during the week of September 24 – 27th, 2019 in Edmonton!
Events Specialist (Symposium Event Lead)
Community Learning Network