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Digital Literacy in LINC
In this 2-hour showcase, 5 language agencies come together to share digital literacy materials, best practices, guidelines, and innovations.
Presenters: TIES, NorQuest College, ECSD LINC, Maple Leaf Academy, ATESL
1) DIGITAL LITERACY SUPPORTS AT TIES
This presentation will look at the Newcomer Introduction to Classes Online (NICO) and Computer Access for Literacy Learners (CALL) programs offered at The Immigrant Education Society (TIES), and the role they play in supporting language learners to study and work online.
2) BASIC COMPUTER SKILLS, DIGITAL LITERACY AND WEBSAFE: RESOURCES TO SUPPORT NEWCOMERS’ DIGITAL LITERACY NEEDS This presentation will delve into three online courses developed to assist newcomers to Canada with different aspects of learning and living in a digital environment. All three courses are research-based and aim to support a range of newcomers’ digital literacy needs. The courses can be used asynchronously or with the support of an instructor in the classroom. Each course can be accessed and used either directly through the NorQuest website or downloaded as SCORM packages for use in a learning management system. Courses include Basic Computer Skills, Digital Literacy and WebSafe.
– Basic Computer Skills: https://www.norquest.ca/about-us/resources/basic-computer-skills.aspx
3) DIGITAL LITERACY PROGRESSION LISTS: ECSD LINC
The LINC program at Edmonton Catholic Separate Schools created a Digital Literacy Progression List for levels Foundation L to CLB 6 based on CLB: ESL for ALL and teacher consultation. Diana will showcase the list along with its development, implications, location, and use within the organization.
– ECSD Literacy Website: https://ecsdlinc.wixsite.com/lincliteracyatecsd
4) DIGITIZATION DEVELOPMENTS AT MLA
Our experience with and tools used in the digitization of administrative documents and processes and our experience with various online platforms and tools such as Teams, Google Meets, Google Classroom, Zoom, Avenue, ESL Library, Tools, resources, and techniques to help students with digital literacy (lots of Avenue tools here)
5) ATESL BEST PRACTICES:
DIGITAL LITERACY AKA TECHNOLOGY AND ONLINE LEARNING
Best Practices for Adult EAL and LINC Programming in Alberta is composed of a series of statements of best practice, each supported by indicators that demonstrate that best practice. The statements of best practice are organized into 15 themes, including 4 inclusion themes. To facilitate implementation of the best practices, each theme also includes an annotated list of resources for further reading and professional development. The themes that are linked to EAL instruction also include the following
– ATESL Best Practices Link: https://www.atesl.ca/resources/best-practices-adult-eal-and-linc-programming-alberta/
HyFlex Language Delivery
A 90 minute webinar showcasing two different Language SPOs delivery of HyFlex Language Learning. Maple Leaf Academy and TIES both demonstrate their HyFlex language setups and go over pre-submitted and live questions regarding this delivery mode.