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Upcoming Events

ESL Tutor Training - High River

Date: February 03, 2018

Region(s): South

Location: 1204 10th Street, South East #3, High River

Participants will be oriented to their role, to the needs of their adult ESL learners, and to relevant materials available online. You will learn to design task-based lessons that address learner interests and needs while providing language input, opportunities to practise language skills, and feedback. To Register: n.levesque@litforlife.com

Rhymes that Bind (Westlock 2018)

Date: February 05, 2018

Region(s): North, West Central, East Central, Central

Location: Each One Teach One Westlock, AB

Registration for this training is now closed. Rhymes that Bind Trainer: Lisa Ware, Centre for Family Literacy Rhymes that Bind is a family literacy certificate training developed by the Centre for Family Literacy. Rhymes that Bind is an oral language program that promotes positive parenting. Adapted from the Parent-Child Mother Goose Program® in Toronto, Rhymes that Bind promotes oral language development in babies and toddlers, as parents learn to enjoy rhymes, finger plays, songs and simple movement games with their children in a safe, supportive peer group. The program involves circle time with parents and infants up to three years old, during which rhymes, songs and stories are shared. Parents are encouraged to tell children simple stories or stories about their families. Facilitators lead the program for 10 weekly sessions, for one hour per week. This program is run in collaboration with organizations in the community that are already providing services for families.  Date: Monday, February 5, 2018 Time: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm Audience: Participants who take the Rhymes that Bind Facilitator training will be able to facilitate as well as coordinate the program. Registration Deadline: Friday, January 19, 2018 (A minimum of 8 people is required to run this training.) Fees (includes materials, snacks and lunch): CALP, First Nations Colleges and CCI staff: $50.00 Other Organizations: $100.00 Note: Pre-registration is required; space will not be reserved without payment. To register, please complete the online registration form and submit payment by credit card. For more information, contact: Rebecca StillRegional Support Staff, West-Central Region780-554-6376west@calp.ca Cancellation and Refund Guideline/Procedure: If you are unable to attend a training event, you must notify Community Learning Network via email of all cancellations prior to the first day of the training. Non-attendance does not constitute notice of withdrawal. If Notice of Cancellation is given 10 or more business days before the training event, the registration fee is eligible for a refund, less a $25.00 administrative fee. If Notice of Cancellation is given fewer than 10 business days before the first day of the training event, the registration fee is nonrefundable.    

Indigenous Foundational Learning (IFL) and Aboriginal Literacy and Parenting Skills (ALAPS)

Date: February 05, 2018

Region(s): South

Location: Grey Eagle Hotel

Learn how to better serve your Aboriginal learners and clients! Sign up for the Indigenous Foundational Learning (IFL) and Aboriginal Literacy and Parenting Skills (ALAPS) today. Indigenous Foundational Learning (IFL) Workshop During this 1 1/2 day training you will learn to provide strategies for engagement and inclusiveness. Come celebrate Indigenous contributions while exploring Indigenous worldviews and histories. It is developed with culturally specific materials and incorporates elements of Indigenous teachings such as ceremony, talking circle and storytelling. Register online: http://weblink.donorperfect.com/IFLTraining Aboriginal Literacy and Parenting Skills (A-LAPS) During this 2 day facilitator training you will learn how to effectively deliver literacy and parenting programing to your Aboriginal learners. Build your group facilitation skills and learn new techniques for working with low literate learners. A-LAPS is an innovative family literacy program, created to strengthen the literacy and parenting skills of the parents and give them strategies to model good literacy practices with their children. Explore the barriers that Aboriginal learners face and learn how to help your clients overcome them! All program material is designed to be culturally sensitive and build the literacy skills of the entire family.   Register for A-LAPS online: http://weblink.donorperfect.com/ALAPSTraining If interested in registering for both training please contact Shawna for the discount registration fee of $100.00 Shawna Linklater: 403-250-5034 or admin@furthered.ca For information on other FESA Trainings and Events please visit our website for a detailed list of trainings throughout Alberta www.furthered.ca

Exploring a Social Innovation Network - Community Dialogue in Edmonton

Date: February 16, 2018

Region(s): West Central, East Central, Central

Location: Suite 203, 10408 – 124 Street Edmonton, AB T5N 1R5

From January — March 2018, the Social Innovation Institute (SII) — a project of the Centre for Social Innovation — is hosting a co-creative process across Canada to explore what can be done to continue and expand the supports available to Canada’s social innovation ecosystem. Action Lab, Volunteer Alberta, and the SII are co-hosting this Edmonton community dialogue. We would love to hear from you about the current opportunities and challenges facing volunteerism and volunteer boards, and what systemic supports would help shift the culture. We need to hear from those in the nonprofit sector who have volunteer boards and/or volunteer programs. We also want to hear from organizations and individuals who work/ live rural/ remote Alberta. For more information and to register, go to: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/exploring-a-social-innovation-network-community-dialogue-tickets-42580184478 Spaces are limited, so register now!

Lunch and Learn: Learning Styles and Strategies

Date: February 26, 2018

This workshop presents some strategies for identifying and supporting learners with visual, auditory and tactile learning styles. Participants will learn how to identify learning styles and gain some strategies to support different learning styles. 

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Strategies for Teaching Speaking

Date: February 26, 2018

Region(s): South

Location: Medicine Hat College - Brooks Campus 200 Horticultural Station Road East Brooks

Based on ATESL Best Practices and the CLB, this workshop explores principles and strategies for teaching speaking. You will learn how to design speaking lessons to increase learner fluency and accuracy. You will also explore activities to use in your class or while tutoring. To Register: sarmitage@mhc.ab.ca

Grammar: Teaching Prepositions

Date: February 27, 2018

Prepositions are difficult for our learners. But there are ways of making it a bit easier and more logical for the teacher and the learner. Try this workshop for some excellent strategies, tools and techniques for teaching the grammar of prepositions

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Teaching ESL Literacy: Skills and Activities

Date: February 27, 2018

Location: Online at Bow Valley College

A number of refugee English language learners have literacy needs. In this 60 minute webinar, you will identify emerging literacy skills to support the development of literacy and describe activities to support these emerging literacy skills. This webinar is part of a professional development series designed to strengthen the teaching skills of ELL instructors and volunteer tutors who work with refugee learners. The project is funded by Calgary Learns. Register online at: https://centre.bowvalleycollege.ca/workshops/teaching-esl-literacy-skills-activities