TRACK B Sessions

Date: Wednesday, September 30

Time: 10:30am – 11:45am


Choice of 5 sessions:

  1. HR - Leadership & Conflict Resolution (A4-B4) - 2-part session (Part 2 of 2)
  2. Teaching Reading Through Language Experience (B1) - 75-minute breakout session
  3. NO ONE WAY: Teaching Methods, Learner Motivation and Thinking about our own Working Philosophy (B2-C2) - 2-part session (Part 1 of 2)
  4. The Spectacular Race - Offering Amazing Programs (B3) - 75-minute session
  5. National Literacy Forum - Frontier College - "Literacy & Technology" (B5)

HR - Leadership & Conflict Resolution (A4-B4) - 2-part session (Part 2 of 2)

HR - Leadership & Conflict Resolution (A4-B4) 2-part session

According to research conducted, employees spend on average 2.8 hours/week in conflict, which – when unresolved – leads to absenteeism, stress leaves, mistakes, decreased productivity, employee turnover and many more negative effects. This highly interactive workshop will teach you how to resolve and/or manage workplace conflict so you can manage this risk and prevent losing valued employees.

Presenter:

Julianna Cantwell is the President of JUNA Consulting Inc., a strategic human resources consulting practice that helps organizations improve individual and group performance. Specializing in learning & development for over 20 years and communications for more than 15 years, Julianna logs over 100 days a year speaking and facilitating learning.

Purpose: To help leaders successfully manage and resolve conflict in their work environments.

Learning Objectives:

- Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to

  • Identify their natural conflict style and understand how others may perceive it 
  • Know how to adapt their conflict approach to suit each situation 
  • Describe the stages of conflict

- Identify current conflict situation and develop strategies to successfully manage those relationships using the tools learned in this workshop

- Participants will take away a Conflict Styles Assessment; Conflict Resolution Planner

Session Threads: Human Resources

Intended Audience:

  • CALP Operational Staff, CALP Program Staff, CALP Program Facilitators / Instructors, CALP Board Members, CALP Executive Directors / Senior Staff / Managers
  • Any level of experience

Teaching Reading Through Language Experience (B1) - 75-minute breakout session

Teaching Reading Through Language Experience (B1) - 75-minute breakout session

Language Experience Approach is a method that teaches reading through the learner's own stories. It is a wonderful tool for tutors to use with non-readers. It is scalable, and easily grows along with the learner's reading ability. This teaching method will be reviewed and modelled, and all participants will be invited to take part in developing language experience stories and building learning activities to go along with each story.

Presenter:

Marci Bulloch’s background includes facilitation, program coordination, community development and curriculum development. Her early years in the field were spent teaching in a correctional facility in the north, which deepened her understanding of the impact of limited literacy and essential skills. Marci is currently a Program Manager with Decoda Literacy Solutions in BC.

Purpose: To explore and review how easy and effective the Language Experience Approach is.

Learning Objectives:

  • Participants will learn how to use the Language Experience Approach
  • Everyone will take part in creating a language experience story along with extension activities
  • Participants will develop the knowledge and skill to use language experience with their learners, or to teach this approach to tutors in their programs

Session Threads: Adult Literacy, Foundational Learners and Learning, Learning Activities, Tutoring in Literacy and Foundational Learning (LFL), Tutor Training, Instructional Strategies

Intended Audience:

  • CALP Program Facilitators / Instructors, CALP Volunteer Tutors
  • Any level of experience

NO ONE WAY: Teaching Methods, Learner Motivation and Thinking about our own Working Philosophy (B2-C2) - 2-part session (Part 1 of 2)

NO ONE WAY: Teaching Methods, Learner Motivation and Thinking about our own Working Philosophy (B2-C2) 2-part session

In part one, we will discuss who our learner population is and what some of the special considerations are for teaching adult literacy/basic education learners. We will discuss the pros/cons of three proven teaching methods (1. logical sequencing, 2. discovery learning and, 3. social learning). Some practical “take-aways” will be included.

The second part builds on the first by discussing enhancing learner-motivating approaches (i.e., beyond methods). Including: 1. Self-directed learning, 2. liberatory learning, and 3. transformative learning. We will conclude with a reflective discussion of our own Working Philosophy. Practical “take-aways” will be included.

NOTE: Participants will be invited to complete learning contracts after each session to encourage discussion and reflection-on-practice.

Presenter:

Allan Quigley was inducted into the Adult Education Hall of Fame in 2012 and he has received multiple awards for his work in adult literacy. He began teaching in Northern Saskatchewan in 1972 and in Fort McMurray in 1973-75. He helped found the Saskatchewan College system, later administered ABE/ESL with the Saskatchewan government and, now retired, published extensively with Penn State then St. Francis Xavier University.

Session Threads: Adult Literacy, Essential Skills, Foundational Learners and Learning, Foundational Life Skills, Community Capacity Building, CALP-funded Family Literacy Programs, Learner Support Services, Learning Activities, Tutoring in Literacy and Foundational Learning (LFL), Workplace Literacy, Coaching & Modeling Strategies, Facilitation Skills, Inclusion, Diversity and Safer Spaces, Indigenous, Metis and/or Inuit Learning and Learners, Learner-Centred Assessment, Tutor Training, Instructional Strategies, Human Resources, Volunteer Recruitment and Retention, Programming Needs Assessment and/or Evaluation

Intended Audience:

  • CALP Program Staff, CALP Program Facilitators / Instructors, CALP Volunteer Tutors, CALP Executive Directors / Senior Staff / Managers
  • Any level of experience

The Spectacular Race - Offering Amazing Programs (B3) - 75-minute session

The Spectacular Race - Offering Amazing Programs (B3) - 75-minute session

Loosely based on the popular reality show, our race begins with participants exploring the logistics of setting up a literacy and learning program. The journey continues by examining facilitation strategies that create safe, learner-centred and responsive programs.

Presenter:

Kim Chung is Co-Executive Director at the Centre for Family Literacy. She has been with the Centre for over 16 years in different front line and leadership roles and is passionate about the work being done. She is responsible for the overall strategic direction of the Centre’s family and adult literacy programming, workshops and training.

Purpose: This session will help CALP staff understand the processes involved in setting up programs, as well as facilitation strategies to make their programs effective for the learner.

Learning Objectives:

  • Participants will learn what to consider when setting up a program. For example, logistics such as choosing location, transportation, safety, partnerships and recruitment. Effective facilitation strategies to assist with things such as creating a welcoming space
  • During the session, fun challenge activities about the learning topics will be presented for participants to work through in small groups and come up with ideas to address each one. Once everyone has worked through all the activities, we will debrief
  • Participants will take away strategies and tools to: 1. help them understand and address the logistics of setting up a program. 2. facilitate learner-centred and responsive literacy and learning programs in their own community

Session Threads: Facilitation Skills, Instructional Strategies

Intended Audience:

  • CALP Program Staff, CALP Program Facilitators / Instructors
  • New staff

National Literacy Forum - Frontier College - "Literacy & Technology" (B5)

In partnership with Frontier College, the Community Learning Network is pleased to offer you the opportunity to attend their annual National Literacy Forum titled, Literacy & Technology" during our Symposium.

National Literacy Forum - Frontier College

Here are the registration details: 

Date: Wednesday, September 30, 2020  

Time: 11:00 am - 12:30 pm (MST - Alberta)

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Description:
This year the National Literacy Forum is excited to present the theme Literacy and Technology, a subject more relevant than ever, given the challenges of COVID-19 currently poses to in-person learning and working. The National Forum will be a virtual event accessible to anyone all over Canada.

To register for this separate free event, click here.