CLN Membership Renewal 2019-20, That's a Wrap on the CALP Essentials for Family Literacy Programs Pilots! and more...
WOW! Summer is right around the corner……. I have started to hear Alice Cooper’s Schools Out for Summer playing in my head. No more hiding my age!
On a more serious note, as the first year of your three-year CALP agreement wraps up, please reach out to your Community Learning Network Regional Support Staff and your Grant Manager if you have questions on grant reporting.
Many CALP programs are preparing for a summer break, so I wanted to send you off with best wishes for an amazing summer and a message of many thanks. Thank-you to the entire CALP System, for making the positive impacts in our province, communities and individual’s lives. My appreciation for you is much greater than these words.
I would like to share one of my beloved Margaret Meads quotes:
“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has.” Margaret Mead
Hope to see everyone September 24th at the CLN Annual General Meeting and at the Learning and Literacy Symposium “Connect Learn Contribute” September 24th – 27th.
Be safe, take good care of yourselves and have a great summer.
Doray Veno Executive Director, Hanna & District Association for Lifelong Learning Chair, Community Learning Network
Hard to believe we are nearing the beginning of summer! Most of you are winding down programming and looking forward to your summer holidays. But before you head out please make sure to fill out the CLN Membership Renewal form for 2019-20.
CLN Membership Renewal
If your organization receives a CALP grant from Advanced Education, you are automatically a member of the Community Learning Network.
There are NO membership fees or dues to pay.
Our membership year is aligned to the CALP grant cycle, from July 1st to June 30th.
To keep your membership in good standing, all we ask is that you confirm a few details about your CALP and provide information about the key contact people and your CALP's staff. This helps us ensure our records are current, so we can continue to keep you up to date about training and networking opportunities, new resources and supports, and other CALP news from across the province.
We will also use this information to ensure your CALP's listing in our online directory is accurate, so learners anywhere in the province can easily find a CALP close to home.
The Membership Renewal is sent out by direct email to the Senior Staff person for each CALP.
The deadline to complete your membership renewal will be June 15th, 2019. Once we have received your renewal, we will mail out your certificate of Membership in Good Standing for 2019-2020.
Thank you to those who have already received their renewal notice and completed it.
That's a Wrap on the CALP Essentials for Family Literacy Programs Pilots!
The new training pilots for the CALP Essentials for Family Literacy Programs that was developed specifically for practitioners delivering Family Literacy programs within the CALP system by CLN is now complete.
The training is based on Family Literacy theory, principles and best practices, and is intended to help CALPs plan and deliver Family Literacy programs that focus on adult literacy and foundational learning outcomes.
The Curriculum Committee will be reviewing all the feedback and evaluations from the five pilots and will be revising and editing content and delivery accordingly, ready in time for the session at Symposium in September.
This whole project could not have been possible without everyone involved. We would like to take this opportunity to thank:
The Working Group - Jane Brenner, Kimberly Cairns, Tracey Earl-Wolfe, Amanda Giang, Ben Hartt, Alana Johnson, Barbara Moore Coffey, Iona Neumeier, Wendy Peverett, Monique Sedlar, Sue Stegmeier and Darlene Thompson, Lisa Dickner, Corrie Rhyasen Erdman and Tanis Harms.
The Curriculum Committee - Corrie Rhyasen Erdman, Nada Jerkovic, Lisa Dickner, Tanis Harms, Cheryl Lovstrom, Odette Lloyd, Wendy Peverett and Rebecca Still.
The Host Sites - Calgary pilot at CanLearn Society, North Region pilot at Grande Prairie Council for Lifelong Learning, South Region pilot at Medicine Hat College, Central Region pilot at Stettler & District Community Adult Learning Council and Edmonton pilot at the CLN/ECALA.
The Evaluators - Nada Jerkovic, Jane Brenner, Monique Sedlar, Tracey Earl-Wolfe and Kimberly Cairns.
The Participants - without all of you that attended these pilots, and provided valuable feedback we could not move forward with the training.
Project Manager - We would like to give a special thank you to Corrie Rhyasen Erdman who managed this whole project from beginning to end. Without her expertise, leadership and persistence this training would not have been as successful as it was.
For those of you who did not have a chance to attend a pilot, it is available at Symposium as a full day session on Thursday, September 26. Register soon, as there are limited spaces left.
Reminder for Call for Nominations: 2019 Alberta Literacy and Learning Awards
This is the last reminder for the call for nominations for the 2019 Alberta Literacy and Learning Awards.
Outstanding Contribution to Community Adult Learning Award
Each year, the CLN Board of Directors recognizes the achievements and dedication to community-based adult learning by presenting the Outstanding Contribution to Community Adult Learning Award at the Literacy and Learning Symposium.
The award is open to CALP-funded organizations, employees and board members. If you know of a CALP who has been exceptional throughout the 2018-19 year, please submit a nomination. You can find the Award guidelines and the nomination package by clicking here.
You can send your nomination to firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline to submit a nomination package is June 30, 2019.
Ruth Hayden Family Literacy Practitioner Award
The Centre for Family Literacy established the Ruth Hayden Family Literacy Practitioner Award to recognize accomplished individual practitioners and the family literacy field as a whole. This award is presented annually to an individual who has excelled in the field of family literacy, maintained a high quality of service to participants and the community, and shown a commitment to their own learning.
You can download the information package and nomination criteria here.
To submit a nomination, email: email@example.com with the subject line “Attention Ruth Hayden Award Committee” or mail to: Centre for Family Literacy, 11642 142 Street, Edmonton AB T5M 1V4
Please submit nominations by 4:30 on September 6, 2019.
New Volunteer Management E-learning Coming Soon!
CLN is currently working on a new Volunteer Management e-learning with The Centre for Family Literacy.
The new self-directed online "workshop" will be a wonderful complement to the Tutor Training e-learning that is already on the Portal. The new e-learning will focus on managing volunteers in a variety of roles.
Check back under the e-Learning tab later this summer to see the new workshop!
Poster Presentation and Banner Display at Symposium 2019
Last year's poster presentation and banner display at Symposium were such a hit with attendees that we decided to do it again but bigger and better!
Displaying a poster or banner is a great way for you to make connections and showcase the great things happening at your CALP! Strategically placed where people come to connect and socialize, posters and banners can provide a different kind of learning and networking space that is enjoyed by Symposium delegates.
We think the Literacy and Learning Symposium is a great place to show your skills in aligning excellent programs and projects with vibrant visual presentation! This is a skill worthy of acknowledgement, so we will also include the chance for Symposium delegates to view and vote on a "People's Choice Award" for best poster presentation or banner display!
If you are interested in showcasing your CALP, please complete the online form.
Some posters and banners displayed last year:
Poster Presentation & Banner Display Options Available
New this year, you will have the option to choose which area you would like to display your poster or banner and display areas will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis.
Three options are available for the Poster Presentations or Banner Display:
LLS 2019 Social - Tuesday, September 24, 2019 from 4:30 – 6:00 pm Registration Foyer - Wednesday, September 25, 2019 from 8:00 am – 4:30 pm Registration Foyer - Thursday, September 26, 2019 from 8:00 am – 4:30 pm Note: See Poster Presentation and Banner Display Information and Guidelines for full details.
Space is limited! Poster Presentations and Banner Displays will be accepted on a first come, first-served basis so be sure to submit your online form no later than Friday, June 28, 2019.
The 2019 Literacy and Learning Symposium is Tuesday, September 24th to Friday, September 27th at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel West Edmonton. It will be another year of extensive and stimulating PD and training, with a lot of much needed networking time, as requested by you on your evaluations from last year's Symposium. For more information please click here.
CALP PD Annual Survey - Deadline June 7th
This year, CALP-funded PD providers have collaborated to develop a single year-end survey to get your feedback on the CALP PD system.
We have already heard from many of you! If you have already completed the survey – thank you!
Your input is appreciated and will help shape the CALP PD System.
If you still have not responded to our survey, this is the final reminder to do so. It takes 10-15 minutes to complete the survey. The survey is anonymous.
The survey will close on June 7, 2019.
We want to hear from all staff, instructors, facilitators, and volunteers who have accessed CALP Professional Development opportunities over the last year. To help us collect a broad range of responses and reach potential participants, please distribute this survey widely within your organization.
After completing the survey, each respondent will have a chance to enter a draw to win an Apple iPad.