Register Now for Upcoming Trainings in 2020, Help us Solve the Mystery of the Missing Literacy Quilt! and more...
CLN Board Welcomes Kate Glover as Director
Meet Kate Glover
I live in a 112-year-old home in a one-horse town called Fort Macleod, one hour from the U.S. border, once home of the North West Mounted Police. I have one daughter and one granddaughter and so far, everything I learn in this phase of my life is through their eyes.
I began as a CALP coordinator 17 years ago offering general interest courses in the MD of Willow Creek under the old CALC grant system. It was fun, but once we shifted our focus to Literacy and Foundational Learning, that’s when I began to find meaning in what I do every day in my job. It gives me a chance to walk in other people’s shoes and understand how we all live different lives on the inside while living and working together on the outside.
I was elected to the CLN Board in October, and attended my very first board meeting recently, and as I sat at the same table with my colleagues and Demetrios Nicolaides, Minister of Advanced Education, I thought, well this was unexpected! I was impressed with the knowledge and sophistication that this board shared with the Minister and I wondered if I was in over my head. Then I remembered we are all learners our whole lives and it’s my turn to soak up the accumulated years of experience that these talented, erudite, compassionate people share.
I will do my best to live up to the challenge.
May the season bring us peace, love and understanding.
Kate Glover, CLN Board Program Director, Willow Creek Community Adult Learning Society
We are happy to announce that the upcoming A.L.L. In Family Literacy Programs, CALP Essentials for Family Literacy Programs and Introduction to Adult Foundational Learning trainings being offered in 2020 are now open for registration!
Be sure to register soon, or save the date if you still need to figure out which one you can attend.
Please contact your RSS if you have any questions.
Help us Solve the Mystery of the Missing Literacy Quilt!
We recently had an inquiry from Pat Becklund, who was with the Literacy Coordinators of Alberta (LCA), asking if we knew where the Literacy Quilt is now. We asked around but no one seems to know, so we thought maybe one of you out there knows where it it is and can help us figure out the mystery of it's current location.
For those of you who don't know about the Literacy Quilt, here is some background.
In the fall of 1988, a number of literacy coordinators in Alberta discussed the idea of making a quilt to celebrate 1990 - International Literacy Year. The Board of the LCA was approached and agreed it was a great idea! That’s how it all started. Some interesting facts about the quilt:
12” squares of 100% cotton
52 literacy projects represented in the pictorial quilt
literacy logo designed in England by Peter Freeman for the Adult Literacy Campaign Group in 1974
logo in centre surrounded by wild rose of AB – designed by Kohichi Imakita of Japan
free transportation around Alberta through Greyhound
42 people helped with the quilting
read the write-up on it's background and about each square
valued in 1991 by Paula Gustafson for insurance purposes at $5,000
If you know where it may be or have any recent information please contact us here at CLN at firstname.lastname@example.org or 877-485-4926.
Season's Greetings from CLN
With the holiday season just around the corner, many of us take this time to reflect on the previous year to help us plan and look forward to another year of growth and change within our personal and professional lives.
On behalf of the CLN Board and Staff we hope that you all have the opportunity to reflect, rejuvenate, relax and spend time with loved ones. We look forward to reconnecting with you in the new year!
Please note the CLN office will be closed from Monday, December 23, 2019 to Wednesday, January 1, 2020.
Quote of the Day
"Cheers to a new year and another chance for us to get it right."
– Oprah Winfrey
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