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LEGO Lovers Learning Literacy

It’s Family Literacy Week! This year’s theme is Let’s Make It! Today we’re pleased to welcome Chrisy Hill, Community Literacy Coordinator for the Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy – Elk Valley, as a guest blogger. Chrisy shares a family literacy resource using LEGO for fun and learning. LEGO has been a kids’ favorite since 1932. … Read more

Speaking of volunteers …

Today we are pleased to welcome Chrisy Hill, Community Literacy Coordinator for the Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy – Elk Valley, as a guest blogger. She describes and acknowledges the work of a special volunteer tutor in her community. Did you know that volunteering is a responsibility as a Canadian citizen? We don’t often think… Read more

Getting to Know Your iPad

Getting to Know Your iPad lessons is another popular digital literacy resource from the Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy. Learn the basics for getting started, using email, contacts and calendars, photos, Facebook, communicating using Facetime and iMessages and more. This field-tested and popular curriculum includes a workbook as well as facilitator’s notes. The same easy… Read more

One Mom’s Path to Employment

Charity Barbour attended a Family Literacy program offered by a group of community partners that came together to address a need in Castlegar: Selkirk College, which provides instruction for adults. Kootenay Family Place, which provides a child friendly location. Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy (CBAL), which provides childcare and parent education and support. Here is what Charity had… Read more