SESSION 2: Using YouTube and TikTok videos to engage learners

Delivered on June 14, 2022, 1:30 to 4:00 pm

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Videos and social media apps like TikTok can help us connect with and quickly engage our learners, making them great tools for teaching and learning. But how and why would you want to use them? What difference can they make?

Join us for a discussion with guest presenters and Tech Q&A to share and explore how they develop and utilize videos and TikTok posts to enhance learner experience and outreach in synchronous and asynchronous environments.


Organizations/presenters from various sectors will be represented during the discussion component of the event.

Prince Edward Learning Centre (PELC)

Jennifer Hunter 

LBS Program Coordinator at PELC

Jennifer is the Program Coordinator for the Literacy and Basic Skills program at Prince Edward Learning Centre. PELC is a community-based organization located in Prince Edward County. Jennifer has a passion for lifelong learning and education. She is trained as an elementary teacher and began working in adult education almost 10 years ago. Jennifer enjoys working with adults and their families to help them find the skills and support they need to reach their goals.   

Hale Ferguson

Youth Coordinator at PELC

Hale is the Youth Engagement Leader and Essential Skills Instructor at Prince Edward Learning Centre. They coordinate a Gender and Sexuality Alliance (GSA) group at the local high school and Discover YOUth, a weekly drop-in for 2SLGBTQ+ youth and allies. In addition, Hale supports the Essential Skills program through one-on-one tutoring, civic literacy engagement, and experiential learning opportunities for PELC learners. With a background in education, Hale is passionate about working with youth and young adults empowering them with the skills to advocate for their future. 

The Learning Place

Manal Atta
Digital Literacy Program Lead and Facilitator at The Learning Place 

Manal is a Digital Literacy Program Lead and Facilitator at The Learning Place, a community learning center in Brampton.  She is sensitive to adult literacy needs and passionate about improving literacy skills through technology. 

Manal has the educator certificates from Google and Microsoft.

She and her team set up Basic Computer Skills - Digital Literacy program on YouTube

Alisha Thapar
Digital Literacy Instructor at The Learning Place 

Alisha is a Digital Literacy Program Instructor. She joined The Learning Place in 2020.

Alisha is passionate about adult education, teaching digital workshops and computer classes for seniors.  

Word Work

Maxine Brown-Simpson
LBS Instructor at Dixon Hall and founder of Word Work

Maxine is An Ontario Certified teacher with more than 30 years experience teaching at the Secondary and Post-Secondary Levels.

She is currently an LBS Instructor at Dixon Hall Adult Upgrading Program and enjoys exploring new ways to engage adult learners to enhance their learning experience. 

Maxine started a YouTube channel called 'Word Work' because she was unable to source age-appropriate videos for adult literacy learners.