ALRI will be at the upcoming annual provincial Literacy and Learning Symposium on 16, 17, and 18 October to present on various activities and projects.
Our own Audrey Gardner and Brendan Baines from Literacy Alberta will host a session on a collaborative project focused on Literacy and Essential Skills (LES). Audrey will present findings from the Learner Progression Measures in Literacy and LES project and Brendan will share details from the Effective Practices in LES project. They will discuss themes that arose in the projects’ results: how is learner progress currently measured and how could it be measured? What is effective practice? How do effective practices vary across different types of programs?
Sandi Loschnig will share highlights from the Stories from the Field project, followed by small group discussions exploring practitioner experiences in the field. She will focus on teaching and learning reading, writing, numeracy, and technology.
WriteForward team will present findings from the WriteForward project which is a writing assessment resource for literacy practitioners. The focus will be on the development of the writing assessment framework.
Make sure to check out the ALRI exhibit booth, where we will have representatives who can tell you all about our research projects such as the Alberta Reading Benchmarks, Alberta Aboriginal Literacy Assessment Tool, ReadForward, Nations Learning Together: An Art and Adult Literacy Project and Using Practitioner Reflective Critical Inquiry to Manage Program Change in Adult Basic Education.
For more information on the Literacy and Learning Symposium click here: http://www.literacylearning.ca/.