Professional Development


Why Evidence Matters – Grant Writing Tips from Calgary Learns

Establishing evidence of need for a project or program is one of the most important questions grant seekers must answer on any grant application. You may have an exciting idea for a project or program but you must make the case that your particular approach will address the unique and […]


Defining our terms

Calgary Learns supports foundational learning for adults – that is our core work.  We are often asked to define our terms. Questions like ‘what’s the difference between literacy and foundational learning?’. The definition of terms we use were drawn from research and resources that inform adult learning principles and pedagogy.  […]


Tips From the Field – Making a Safe Space

Sharing delivery approaches and wise practices from Calgary Learns grant-funded programs. Safe Spaces: Trauma and Learning Many of the adult learners in our programs come with past trauma or education experiences that were not positive. For practitioners, specific learners likely come to mind…  adults who left us with no doubt […]


Tips From the Field – Online Show & Tell

Coming alongside adult foundational learners requires attentiveness and creativity, and a commitment to finding ways to meet them right where they are. Responding to feedback or cues with innovative approaches goes a long way to helping learners develop the positive self-narratives and the foundational skills they need to achieve their […]