Because foundational learners often have complex learning needs and may face one or more social or economic challenges, they require highly supportive and knowledgeable staff and volunteers who are aware of their needs and are competent and confident in Literacy and Foundational Learning subject matter.

To support the success of CALP grant recipient organizations, their staff and volunteers to meet these complex needs, the CALP PD system includes two trainings that are required for CALP staff, based on their role, and recommended for all.

Introduction to Adult Foundational Learning

This 2-day training workshop aligns with the Government of Alberta Community Adult Learning Program (CALP) Guidelines, and is intended to give CALP-funded practitioners fundamental knowledge for supporting adult foundational learners in communities across Alberta.

Introduction to Adult Foundational Learning takes a hands-on approach to exploring strategies for creating meaningful learning experiences for adults in CALP-funded programs. Participants will come away with practical strategies and resources to start using right away.

This training will also provide the opportunity for new and seasoned CALP-funded practitioners alike to participate in a collaborative learning environment, which fosters building and strengthening CALP communities of practice.

The Introduction to Adult Foundational Learning (IAFL) workshop outcomes are:

  • Demonstrate foundational knowledge in Adult Literacy and Foundational Learning
  • Identify and practice collaborative learning strategies for adult foundational learners
  • Access credible tools and resources for adult foundational learners

CALP Essentials for Family Literacy Programs

This participatory 1-day training will help CALP-funded staff learn what family literacy programming is, how well suited it is to the needs of adult foundational learners and their families, and which practices support effective CALP-funded family literacy programs.

The training supports family literacy practitioners to learn more about how family literacy programming can reach adult foundational learners while supporting learning for the whole family.
CALP-funded staff will learn what family literacy programming is, how well suited it is to the needs of adult foundational learners and their families, and which practices support effective CALP-funded family literacy programs. To support your program in aligning to the CALP Guidelines, you will also gain an understanding of the programming requirements for family literacy programs as outlined in the CALP Guidelines.