Posted: 6 March 2018
Author: Pat Halewich, Community Learning Network
Found in: CALP Training
The Community Learning Network (CLN) is excited to launch online registration for the annual Literacy & Learning Symposium and registration is now live at: https://www.calp.ca/symposium/home/about-the-symposium.html
Here are the Key Elements of Symposium 2018 and what you can look forward to being part of:
Professional development and training for CALPs including:
CLN developed a new Symposium design and image around the theme: “Creating Safe and Welcoming Spaces” for Symposium Participants.
As CALPs, we know that you do your best to create safe and welcoming spaces for your learners. We want you to know that we are working hard to make sure that Symposium is a safe and welcoming learning space for you!
This year we are very pleased to bring you two keynote presenters and they will focus on relationships with learners as well as our relationship with technology and data respectively.
Resilient Mindsets: A Strengths-Based Approach to Preparing Adult Leaners to Thrive
Dr. Wayne Hammond is the current CO-CEO and Chief Science Officer of MeritCore Inc. in Calgary, Alberta. He has published several scientific articles and has been an active lecturer with regards to various mental health concerns and the implications of strengths-based practice in educational and community care settings.
From Big Data to Your Data: How everyday information is changing lives and building communities
Nora Young is the host and the creator of Spark, a national radio show and podcast about technology and culture, which airs on CBC Radio. As a journalist, author, and speaker, Nora explores how new technology shapes the way we understand ourselves and the world around us. Her book, The Virtual Self, focuses on the explosion of data about our behaviours, thoughts, opinions and actions.
*New tab on the website: https://www.calp.ca/symposium/home/symposium-planning-tools.html
CLN has new tools to help delegates better navigate beforehand and while at Symposium:
This year CLN is adding a new element to add to your peer-to-peer networking opportunities. While at Symposium if you are looking for a quiet and informal place to connect, share and learn from one another, but do not want to leave it to chance, come to the Fireside Chat room. This living room format meeting place is a flexible space where you can engage in purposeful networking in a cozy, private nook. The Fireside Chat room will be open throughout the Symposium.
We hope that this year’s line-up of PD, training and networking opportunities sparks your interest and that you will plan to join us at Symposium 2018!
For more information, please contact the CLN office at 1-877-485-4926 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
CLN Events Specialist