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Know Your Financial Rights and Responsibilities – FLM Week 5

November is Financial Literacy Month. This week’s theme is Know your financial rights and responsibilities. The key messages are: The more you know and understand about your financial rights and responsibilities, the easier it is to avoid costly surprises and to reach your financial goals We all have a responsibility to inform ourselves of fees,… Read more

Instructional Strategies for Writing – Part 1 & 2

Wednesdays, February 28 and March 7, 2018: 12:00 pm-1:00 pm In this two-part webinar series, participants will learn the fundamentals for supporting writing development in adults. Part one will focus on strategies for beginning writers; part two will focus on strategies to continue writing development with higher-level writers. Registration:

Instructional Strategies for Reading – Part 1 & 2

Wednesdays, January 31 & February 7, 2018: 12:00 pm-1:00 pm In this two-part webinar series, you will learn the fundamentals for supporting reading development in adults. Part one will focus on lower level readers and non-readers; part two will focus on developing comprehension skills and work with higher-level readers. Registration:

Awarding Digital Badges

Wednesday, January 24, 2018: 12:00 pm-1:00 pm In this session you will learn about Decoda open digital badges, from awarding to using badges. In a hands-on session in the Adult Literacy Database, we will show you how to award badges to your learners. You will also learn how to use badges, like putting them into… Read more

Canadian Adult Reading Assessment (CARA) – Part 1 & 2

Fridays, January 12 & 19,  2018: 12:00 pm-1:00 pm In this two-part series, you will learn about the Canadian Adult Reading Assessment (CARA). This tool provides diagnostic information that will enable you to identify a student’s reading and comprehension patterns and choose effective teaching strategies to support the development of both. You will also learn… Read more

The 12 Apps of Christmas

Are you short on time to learn about new apps that can help support teaching and learning? You might want to try The 12 Apps of Christmas, a free online microlearning opportunity for BC post secondary educators. Starting December 4th, 2017, the 12 Apps of Christmas will launch, and we will highlight and unveil a new… Read more

Giving Tuesday – the global day of giving

Tomorrow is Giving Tuesday.  It is a global movement for giving and volunteering when charities, companies and individuals join together and rally for favourite causes. On November 28th, across Canada and around the world, nonprofits, civic organizations, businesses and corporations, as well as families and individuals are encouraged to donate time and resources to address… Read more

Talking About Wordless Picture Books

Talking About Wordless Picture Books: A Tutor Strategy Supporting English Language Learners is a guide to using wordless books with low-intermediate ELL parents of preschoolers in a family literacy program. It provides instructional activities with guidance on specific learning strategies to help the parents build and practice English conversational skills. Tutors model conversational skills by… Read more

Financial Literacy in the ELL Classroom

As a follow up to last week’s Financial Literacy Resources for ESL Learners blogpost, read Financial Literacy in the ELL Classroom, an interview with Shannon Lu, an instructor at Bow Valley College’s Centre for Excellence in Immigrant and Intercultural Advancement. She talks about how she approaches financial literacy in her English language learning classroom.

BC TEAL’s 50th Anniversary

Congratulations to BC TEAL on celebrating its 50th anniversary! BC TEAL (British Columbia Teachers of English as an Additional Language) is a nonprofit organization of educators committed to the growth and development of the profession of teaching English as an additional language. Take a look at their summer issue of TEAL News for a glimpse… Read more