Alberta Association of
Immigrant Serving Agencies

Supporting Alberta’s settlement and integration sector since 1980.

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Building Access & Equity for Newcomers with In/Visible Disabilities

This seven-module, self-directed course, brought to you by OCASI,  aims to support im/migrant and refugee serving and disability sector practitioners across Canada working with im/migrant and refugee communities to better understand the barriers and challenges im/migrants and refugees with in/visible disabilities experience, and to work towards creating welcoming, inclusive and accessible spaces for these service users.

When: May 28 – July 8, 2022
Where: Online
Cost: Free
Registration deadline: May 20, 2022
Register: Link

Supporting Clients with Multiple Barriers to Learning

The ESL classroom environment is growing increasing complex. Many newcomers to Canada are struggling to adapt to their new language and culture while at the same time dealing with a variety of barriers to learning that can have a profound impact  on their ability to experience academic success. Teachers who are able to recognize, understand, and respond to those barriers will be better positioned to create inclusive classroom spaces and design effective programming that will meet the needs of these complex learners.

This course, offered over 6 modules, will explore some of the main barriers faced by clients with complex learning needs. Participants will become familiar with key concepts, terminology, and strategies, presented through a culturally responsive lens, that will help them to plan instruction in order to mitigate these barriers. By learning how to differentiate instruction and apply the principles of good task design with multi-barriered learners in mind, teachers will help students with complex needs experience a more equitable and inclusive learning environment.

Course duration: 5 weeks
Credit hours: 15