Professional Development


Evaluation Strategies for Adult Foundational Learning
Date: April 26 – Thursday
Time: 1 – 4 p.m.
Location: Sunalta Community Association, 1627 – 10 Avenue SW (map)
Limit: 25 participants
Registration Fee: $20 for Calgary Learns members (pay by invoice), $40 for non-members (pay by invoice)
Link to registration: https://goo.gl/forms/v7NifZ8hhkg6UYsC3
This workshop is for beginner to experienced facilitators of adult learning.  Bring all of your evaluation forms and documents with you. We’ll explore many evaluation techniques and you’ll have a chance to think about and edit your own forms and documents.  You’ll discover some new best practices about evaluation during workshop networking.- Understanding the cycle of learner evaluation
– Intake assessment
– Ongoing evaluation (formative assessment)
– Exit assessment (summative assessment)
– Evaluation tools and techniques:
  • Checklists
  • Inventories
  • Rating scales
  • Self-assessments
  • Logs
  • Rubrics
  • Journals
Transit: This is the easiest way to get to the training.  The Community Association is directly across the street from the Sunalta CTrain station.
Parking: Two-hour onstreet parking is available on the blocks nearby.  We will have a snack break halfway through the workshop, so you can move your car then.

Building Portfolios for Learning and Work
Date: April 27 – Friday
Time: 9:30 – 12:30
Location: The Alex #101 2840 2 Ave SE. Please use the Housing First Entrance to get into the building
Class limit: 10 participants
Registration Fee: free
Link to registration: https://goo.gl/forms/SR51qlM5p6an9fr32

During this interactive workshop, we’ll explore how to help adults prepare portfolios to evaluate their own learning and for job-related purposes. Topics include:

• Collecting portfolio items
• Reflecting on portfolio items
• Using portfolio items to describe progress in learning or work
• Organizing portfolios for multiple purposes

Advanced Facilitation Techniques for Adult Foundational Learning
Date: May 10 – Thursday
Time: 1 – 4 p.m.
Location: Sunalta Community Association, 1627 – 10 Avenue SW (map)
Limit: 25 participants
Registration Fee: $20 for Calgary Learns members (pay by invoice), $40 for non-members (pay by invoice)
Link to registration: https://goo.gl/forms/EvOavJcnP6QfSZoB3This workshop is for practitioners who already have facilitation experience with adults. This is a very interactive workshop where you will practice the facilitation techniques and learn from others.
  • Exploring learning styles
  • Incorporating learning styles in adult learning activities
  • Facilitating multi-level groups:  differentiating learning
Transit: This is the easiest way to get to the training. The Community Association is directly across the street from the Sunalta CTrain station.
Parking: Two-hour onstreet parking is available on the blocks nearby. We will have a snack break halfway through the workshop, so you can move your car then.

Community Support Worker (CSW) Skill Building: How to Build Literacy and Essential Skills Learning into Daily Life for Adults with Developmental Disabilities

  • Do you sometimes work with people with developmental disabilities?
  • Do you sometimes struggle with how to help people who have low literacy skills?
  • Would you like to help build the literacy skills of the people you work with during everyday activities?

Our team has developed a training series for Community Support Workers (CSW) and other professional staff who work with adults with developmental disabilities who are foundational learners. This training series is aimed at providing CSWs and other social service staff with useful tools and strategies to integrate literacy and essential skill learning into the everyday lives of the people they work with. This training is based on the Answers May Vary research project. You can read more about the research project here: https://bowvalleycollege.ca/schools/school-of-foundational-learning/adult-literacy-and-essential-skills-research-institute

Location: Bow Valley College on May 15th in room N717 (North Campus)
Time: 9:30 am – 3:30 pm
Cost: $25 (includes all materials and light refreshments) Please pay by cash or cheque or an agency can request an invoice. Receipts will be provided.
Registration: Spots are limited to 30 participants. To register please click HERE or email Rowena Tobitt rtobitt@bowvalleycollege.ca. Please register by May 7, 2018

For more information about this training email Vicky Minhas vminhas@bowvalleycollege.ca

A Certificate of Completion will be provided for all full-day participants.

Note: Lunch is not included. You are welcome to bring your own lunch. You will have access to a microwave. Here is a link to a list of food options (Tim Hortons, Cafeteria (The Market), and Café) that are also available on campus: https://bowvalleycollege.ca/student-resources/campus-services/food-services
The AMV training materials were developed through funding support from Calgary Learns