Literacy Conferences @ The Hub

The Hub, a partnership of Literacy BC and Capilano College, hosts facilitated online conferences that offer professional development for literacy practitioners.

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Summer Literacy Institute 2007

June 25 to July 20, 2007


The 2007 Literacy BC Summer Institute, for adult literacy learners, tutors and practitioners, will examine the meaning of leadership in the contexts of literacy practice, lifelong learning, human and social capital, and learning communities/regions. It will join aspiring leaders to the national networks of experts working through Canadian Council on Learning Knowledge Centres. It will introduce participants to concepts and research perspectives that inform literacy leadership for today and the future. Learners, tutors and practitioners will have an opportunity to work and learn together and connect research with their practice.


Violence and Learning: Research to Practice

Are you interested in the relationship between violence and learning? Are you interested in making change in literacy programs to deal with violence and learning? Are you interested in research in practice (practitioner research)? If so, this on-line conference is for you. The conference will run from April 29 to May 26; feel free to participate in the discussion, or just read what other people have to say. Your hosts are practitioner-researchers Jenny Horsman, Evelyn Battell, Nadine Sookermany, Heather Ward and Kate Nonesuch.


Kate’s work is part of a project funded by the National Literacy Secretariat of Human Resources and Skills Development Canada. She will use the online discussion to develop a manual for practitioners that will be available online free of charge; participants in this conference will be notified when and where the manual is available (late 2006).


2005 Summer Literacy Institute - More learning: Less teaching

Building Engagement, Motivation and Retention in the Literacy Classroom

Offered as a component of the LBC 2005 Summer Literacy Instituteand moderated by Heide Wrigley and Jim Powrie for Institute participants in June/July 2005.


Hardwired for Hope: Effective ABE/Literacy Instructors

Online conference moderated by The Hardwired for Hope Research Team: Evelyn Battell, Leora Gesser, Judy Rose, Jan Sawyer, and Diana Twiss.
April 11 - May 13, 2005


Adult and Youth Literacies: Innovative Approaches and Promising Practices

An electronic conference on The Hub Moderated by Heide Spruck Wrigley December 2 – 18, 2004

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