Posted: 8 October 2019
Author: Pat Halewich, Community Learning Network
Found in: CALP Training
On behalf of the Community Learning Network, I would like to thank you for attending the Literacy & Learning Symposium 2019!
Our annual Symposium continues to be a wonderful opportunity to gather to learn, connect and contribute – our theme this year. There is nothing better than spending time with CALP practitioners, with people who get it, forming lasting relationships that help us to do the work that we all do with and for adult foundational learners.
On that note, there are two very important components of professional development and training events and they are “content” and “contact”.
Here’s what we planned and designed for you for Symposium 2019 with both “content” and “contact” in mind:
Content – a range of professional development options including:
Contact – a variety of ways to network, share and engage with others including:
To recap Symposium 2019 with regards to the “content” and “contact”, I have included some fast facts for you as well as some learning takeaways. 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 in the evaluations received so far:
Closing thoughts from some of our Symposium attendees…
Closing thoughts from some of our Symposium presenters…
And one last closing thought from one of our attendees describing the event overall:
Both “content” and “contact” were our focus, and it’s encouraging to know that you felt that we hit our mark - thanks to all for sharing your experience at Symposium 2019!
CLN will be updating the Symposium pages on the CALP Portal and on the “Symposium2019” App in the coming days with photos from this year’s conference, along with presentations and resources that have been shared by this year’s presenters. Please go to: https://calp.ca/symposium/home/about-the-symposium.html or visit the “Symposium2019” App in the coming days.
We would still love to hear from you if you have any suggestions or ideas for sessions or presenters for next year. Your input is important to us! Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with possible ideas.
With that said, from all of us at CLN we wish you a wonderful 2019-2020 CALP programming year and hope to see you at next year’s Literacy & Learning Symposium during the week of September 29th to October 2nd, 2020 in Edmonton!
Events Specialist (Symposium Event Lead)
Community Learning Network