SESSION 1: Digitizing and organizing your activities and learner files

Delivered on May 17, 2022, 1:30 to 4:00 pm

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ZOOM SESSION RECORDING

SESSION RESOURCES

AP Virtual Showcase 2022 - Session 1

AlphaPlus Team's presentation slides

AlphaPlus Showcase 2022 - Angela HWDSB.pptx

Angela's presentation slides

AP Virtual Showcase 2022 Session 1_Ambreen MTML.pptx

Ambreen's presentation slides

Anita's HNLC File Audit Checklist.pdf

Anita's Audit Checklist

Aletheia's tips for using Planner when tracking learner follow ups (mentioned by Angela). These can also be done in Trello or Asana (Board view).

AP Virtual Showcase Session 1 - Chat - Resources and information notes:

Questions and notes from the chat

SESSION DESCRIPTION

We got better at connecting with our learners and colleagues online but what about organizing our file/folder systems to collaborate and share them?

Have you managed to digitize your activities and resource library yet? How is that working for you? What tools are you using?

Join us for a discussion with guest presenters and Tech Q&A to share and explore how they manage their digital files, folders and resources in synchronous and asynchronous settings.

GUEST PRESENTERS

Organizations from various sectors will be represented during the discussion component of the event (listed alphabetically):

Haldimand-Norfolk Learning Centres

Anita Hillis-Krause
Executive Director

Haldimand-Norfolk Learning Centres, also known as the HN Literacy Council

After 30+ years as an Owner/Corporate Executive I chose a career change that would give back to the community. I had been volunteering at the HN Literacy Council and quickly discovered that adult literacy is my passion.

I believe that adult literacy is one of the keys to breaking the cycle of childhood low literacy and improving the foundation of economic development in our communities, province and country.

Hill Park Learning Centre, Hamilton Wentworth District School Board

Angela Parkin , Manager, LBS and Learner Intake
Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board

Angela is the LBS program manager and a PLAR assessor with the Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board.

She has worked in LBS and community literacy programs for over 10 years, where she discovered that she loves working with adult learners. She also enjoys the creativity of program and partnership development and has embraced the fact that she actually likes reading data and reports.


Angela enjoys spending time in nature with her young family on the Bruce Trail, in the Royal Botanical Garden or at the cottage. She also enjoys disappearing into a good novel and is working on building her city cyclist skills.

Metro Toronto Movement for Literacy (MTML)

Ambreen Ahmad, Managing Director
Metro Toronto Movement for Literacy

Ambreen has 20 years of experience in the education field. Possessing a Masters in English Literature and in Educational Planning and Management, she has maintained successful positions as a Vice Principal, English Language Instructor, Manager HR, Communication Executive and Literacy practitioner.

Currently, she is working as a Managing Director at Metro Toronto Movement for Literacy, a non-profit organization that supports adult literacy in Toronto and York Region. Her previous work experience and life-long learning certificates and diplomas bring a wealth of information to develop learning strategies, recruitment procedures and governance.

Her dedication and determination in helping individuals grow and develop are highlighted in all her professional achievements. She is also passionate about volunteering and has been an ardent volunteer in many non-profits across GTA. She loves to cook and paint in her free time.


The Learning Place

Rosemary Asubonteng, Adult Literacy Learner
The Learning Place

Rosemary is an adult literacy learner at The Learning Place program in Brampton.

She joined the program in February to work on her computer skills. She wants to learn and become independent in using digital tools, continue her education, and join a career college.

With the support of her instructor she will share her perspectives on remote learning and using digital files.

Sandy Sadsad, Executive Director
The Learning Place

Sandy Sadsad became associated with TLP as a board member back in 2016 and when the leadership position came up in 2019, she threw her hat in the ring.

She used to teach technical courses to adults learners and informally had many roles as a trainer in the early days of her career.

She advises her learners to "Never give up on yourself. Stay focused, look for ways to do things differently and don’t compare yourself to anyone. Everyone’s path to learning is different. Enjoy the journey and you will succeed.

Sandy will introduce and support Rosemary during our session.