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March 2017

Chromebooks Webinar

March 14 @ 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM EDT

AlphaPlus technology coaches can give your old laptops new life with a Chromebooks makeover (part of the Chromium OS Conversion Project). Chromium OS is the open-source development version of Chrome OS, a Google operating system (OS) that Chromebooks use. A free Operating System, Chromium converts old PC computers and laptops into state-of-the-art CloudReady devices that work much like Chromebooks. That means outdated computer systems can be retooled with Chromium OS, including powerful Google Apps and tools. Join us for a webinar…

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April 2017

Managing online resources with Diigo

April 11 @ 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM EDT
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Quickly find and manage online resources with bookmarking tool, Diigo Do you have a list of websites you want to reference in a Word document? How about a bunch of links stored away in various emails in your inbox? In this webinar, we show the simple organizing power of bookmarking tool Diigo. This tool allows you to amalgamate, simplify, organize and share your collection of links. This webinar will also reveal useful links from the AlphaPlus Web Index, to add…

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May 2017

Supporting learners with online assessments and digital tools

May 9 @ 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM EDT
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Navigating online surveys is becoming more common for learners as programs assess clients and gather feedback. This webinar will outline a lesson plan that helps learners use survey and assessment tools to help them build their confidence and skills to complete them independently . The lesson plan integrates customizable surveys in SurveyMonkey and Google Forms. During this webinar, we will also discuss valuable information about clients’ use of digital survey tools as well as their preferences and best practices.

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Ottawa Community Coalition for Literacy Event

May 10

Ottawa Community Coalition for Literacy | Regroupement d’Ottawa pour l’alphabétisation is holding a professional development and networking day in Arnprior. Alan Cherwinski will attend and present information on the AlphaPlus Tech Coaching services.  

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June 2017

MTML Learners’ Conference in Toronto

June 1

Maxine Brown-Simpson and her students from Dixon Hall, along with their AlphaPlus technology coach, Monika Jankowska-Pacyna, will present a workshop on Evernote.

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Creating digital learner surveys using Google Forms

June 13 @ 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM EDT
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Simplify your data: Create and administer online learning satisfaction surveys using Google Forms Join guest presenter Charlotte Parliament, Literacy and Essential Skills Program Coordinator at Simcoe County District School Board, and AlphaPlus Technology Consultant Monika Jankowska-Pacyna to talk about how they built, shared and now collect learner satisfaction survey data using Google Forms. During this webinar, we’ll discuss: How to set up surveys using Google Forms. Sample surveys created by Simcoe County District School Board. Extracting instructor and learner feedback…

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A Step in the Right Direction conference

June 16 - June 17

Organized by Laubach Literacy Ontario (LLO) and the Ontario Native Literacy Coalition (ONLC) in London. Monika Jankowska-Pacyna and Matthias Sturm will present the workshops “Using Facebook and social media” and “Lessons learned: Google Apps and Chromebooks.” A Step in the Right Direction conference

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September 2017

Boosting Internet Search and Information Literacy Skills

September 26 @ 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM EDT

This entertaining and informative webinar will explore strategies, tips and tricks to:

  • Build Internet search skills.
  • Effectively evaluate the information online.
  • Share these skills and tools with your learners/students.

We will look at practical information, activities and exercises to share with students in your program.

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October 2017

Creating and administering online assessments using Google Apps

October 10 @ 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM EDT

Our guest presenter - Charlotte Parliament, Literacy and Essential Skills Program Coordinator at Simcoe County District School Board - will share how she is using Google Apps, such as Google Sites, Forms, Sheets and Docs, to set up and manage intake, as well as computer and learning styles assessments online. Links, samples of the forms, instructor and learner feedback and specific tips on creating the assessments will be shared.

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November 2017

Digital Opportunities and Barriers for Ontario’s Disconnected Adults

November 14 @ 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM EST

...a few takeaways for program development from a recently completed AlphaPlus project Wondering what the research says about equitable digital access and learning opportunities for the adults we work with? AlphaPlus recently completed a comprehensive report focused on equitable access to technology for all Ontarians. During the webinar, Christine Pinsent-Johnson, one of the authors of the report, will share some highlights and a few takeaways that programs may find useful as they develop their own digital literacy workshops, courses and…

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