Resources


 

Outcomes Measurement & Evaluation
OME Requirements Guide (March 2018)

 

Indigenous Literacy

Literacy & Foundational Learning for Indigenous Adults: Investment Strategy & Framework to Guide Calgary Learns.
Submitted by Métis Calgary Family Services Society. Suzanne McLeod, M.A., Ph.D. (Candidate). July 2016

Preparing the Lodge: Decolonizing Academic Assessment and Learning for Indigenous Learners
A report on the collaborative project 2015-16 Bridges Social Development (Canada Bridges) and St. Mary’s University.

 

CALP Portal

What is the CALP Portal?
The CALP Portal is a provincial adult foundational learning website on which you can find:

  • Free downloadable adult learning resources for English language learning, adult literacy, digital literacy – you name it!
  • Discussion groups on various adult learning topics
  • Blogs about adult learning
  • First access to professional development events like the annual Literacy & Learning Symposium
  • And so much more…

How do I register for the Portal?
Community Learning Network administers the Portal. The Portal is free and you will be connected to the other adult learning programs in Calgary and across the province!
Click here and you will have access to the whole CALP Portal and the Calgary Learns folder on the Portal.

Are there tutorials to help me navigate the Portal?
Yes! Check out the following tutorials, which include a Virtual Tour of the Portal. There are videos and documents you can access that explain:

  • How to search on the Portal
  • How to share Resources and Events
  • How to start or join Discussions
  • How to track your own Professional Learning Plan

How do I find the Portal tutorials?

  1. Login to the CALP Portal at calp.ca once you have your username and password verified by Community Learning Network
  2. Click on Resources
  3. On the left, under Relevancy Settings, go to the drop down list for Collection
  4. Click on the CALP Portal Tutorials collection
  5. Scroll down and click on Submit
  6. All of the tutorials will pop up in the box on the right

Have questions about the Portal?

Contact Terri Peters at Calgary Learns and she’ll provide one-on-one coaching.

Terri’s phone: 403.266.6444 Ext. 8
Terri’s email: tpeters@calgarylearns.com

 

Needs Assessment – January 2014

In 2013 Calgary Learns gathered data from key stakeholders in the adult foundational learning field. With over 145 participants and representation from 59 organizations, we received rich input on the needs of adult foundational learners and potential steps we can take to address them as a community. This resulted in our Needs Assessment Report – January 2014.

 

Reference guides and directories

Please note that we are currently working – with the help of Inform Alberta – to create an adult learning/literacy program directory with different chapters to make a more effective tool for referrals.

As you will notice below, there are a lot of great reference guides out there and it will be up to your organization to look for the directory/resource that works best for you, so you can help your learners find their way.

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Here are a few more interesting links. Enjoy!

  • The Calgary Chamber of Voluntary Organizations (CCVO): CCVO was established in 2004 to strengthen  individual organizations and the sector generally, by building capacity and addressing the larger systemic issues that can ultimately help or hinder their missions. CCVO works to provide leadership on issues broadly affecting the nonprofit/voluntary sector.
  • The Canadian Council on Learning (CCL):CCL is an independent, non-profit corporation that promotes and supports research to improve all aspects of learning—across the country and across all walks of life.
  • Canadian Language Benchmarks & Essential Skills: A website that matches the Canadian Language Benchmarks to the Workplace Essential Skills and provides background and resources.
  • The Community Learning Network (CLN): The CLN is a provincial not-for-profit organization that provides leadership, resources, and connections to Alberta’s more than 80 Community Adult Learning Councils (CALCs) The CLN works with Alberta Advanced Education and Technology to enable Councils to address the adult learning needs in the communities they serve.
  • Grassroots Press: Meeting the needs of adult literacy & ESL practitioners and students. Grass Roots Press has been publishing and distributing adult literacy materials to over 4000 individuals and organizations across North American since 1997. The company was founded on the belief that the best resources are those developed by literacy educators. From tutor training materials, to landmark research findings, to exceptional student materials.
  • Money Mentors: A not-for-profit consumer service providing workshops, information and counselling programs on; budgeting and basic money management, debt repayment and credit.

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High School Upgrading

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