Literacy and Learning Symposium Update

The ALRI team attended the annual provincial Literacy and Learning Symposium held at Deerfoot Inn on October 16, 17, and 18.

ALRI presented current research projects to attendees from Alberta’s literacy communities. Audrey Gardner and Brendan Baines from Literacy Alberta hosted a session on a collaborative project focused on Literacy and Essential Skills (LES).

Sandi Loschnig shared highlights from the Stories from the Field project, followed by small group discussions exploring practitioner experiences in the field. Berniece Gowan and Patricia Pryce presented findings from the WriteForward project.

ALRI participated in the Resource Fair Reception, where we had representatives discuss our research projects such as the Alberta Reading Benchmarks, Alberta Adult Literacy Assessment Framework for Aboriginal Peoples, ReadForward, Learner Progression Measures and Nations Learning Together: An Art and Adult Literacy Project.

We would like to thank Literacy Alberta, Community Learning Network and Centre for Family Literacy for giving us the opportunity to share our research and gain new information from fellow literacy organizations in the community.

See photos of the ALRI team at the Resource Fair Reception below.

ALRI project resources and information on display.

Candace Witkowskyj, Project Research Officer and Audrey Gardner, ALRI Coordinator

Berniece Gowan, Project Coordinator

Candace Witkowskyj, Project Research Officer and Samra Admasu, Communication Officer

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