Webinars

Each month we offer technology-focused webinars. These free online sessions explore high-value and emerging technology tools that support adult learning in the classroom and program delivery activities within organizations.
Our schedule includes webinars offered in French and English. In partnership with the Deaf Literacy Initiative (DLI), some webinars are delivered in American Sign Language.
Join our webinars to learn more about powerful tools and resources, including user basics, features, practical applications, security and maintenance.

The PAST EVENTS LIST include video recordings and the presentations slides from the sessions.
Have questions or want to learn more about our webinars? Contact us at info@alphaplus.ca

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March 2018

What Is Blended Learning?

March 13 @ 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM EDT
Free

AlphaPlus staff have been working with Audrey Gardner on a paper that describes blended learning in literacy and basic skills. We have been looking at the research, what academics say, what other educators are doing, what literacy practitioners in other jurisdictions are doing and what we are doing here in Ontario. In this webinar, we will share what we have learned and ask you about your own experiences with blended learning.

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February 2018

Number Sense and Technology

February 13 @ 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM EST
Free

People with number sense can use numbers flexibly. When we want to multiply seven by eight, we may have memorized our times tables and know that it is 56. But what if we forget? Someone with number sense would also be able to work out that seven times seven is 49 and then add seven to make 56, or they may work out 10 sevens and subtract two sevens (70 – 14 = 56). In this webinar, we will look…

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January 2018

DLI Tech Tuesdays: Using Google Sites to build websites

January 16 @ 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM EST
Free

Together we will explore how Google Sites can be used to set up and manage websites. We will take a closer look at embedding videos, documents, and forms as well. Monika Jankowska-Pacyna will share links, samples of websites, and specific tips on building effective sites. This free webinar will be delivered in partnership with the Deaf Literacy Initiative. We will be using Adobe Connect platform with the support of an interpreter.

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iPad’s Secret Powers – Discover assistive features on your iPad

January 9 @ 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM EST
Free

Discover the amazing accessibility features on the iPad, including Zoom, Speech to Text,  Speak Selection, customized display settings, Type to Siri and much, much more. We will discuss how to use these features for teaching and learning, and explore the basic accessibility features built into the iPad as well as how these can be used to support users with vision, hearing or sensory issues. We’ll also take a look at some literacy-friendly features and have a chat with Siri.

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December 2017

Tested Tools for the New Year to Add to Your Digital Toolbox

December 12, 2017 @ 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM EST
Free

For this last webinar of 2017, our team has come together to highlight their favourite easy-to-use tools. You will hear the reasons why they like them and how they make use of them. Come and learn about tools such as Padlet, Facebook Messenger, Prioritab, Google Keep and Protopage, and find out how you could use these tools in your program.

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November 2017

DLI Tech Tuesdays: Using Google Forms for feedback and assessments

November 28, 2017 @ 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM EST
Free

Together we will explore how Google Forms can be used to setup and manage satisfaction surveys and intake, computer and learning styles assessments online. Monika Jankowska-Pacyna will share links, samples, and specific tips on building effective forms. This free webinar will be delivered in partnership with the Deaf Literacy Initiative. We will be using Adobe Connect platform with the support of an interpreter. This event was originally scheduled for Oct 24th but was moved to November due to unforeseen circumstances.

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Digital Opportunities and Barriers for Ontario’s Disconnected Adults

November 14, 2017 @ 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM EST
Free

...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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October 2017

Creating and administering online assessments using Google Apps

October 10, 2017 @ 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM EDT
Free

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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September 2017

Boosting Internet Search and Information Literacy Skills

September 26, 2017 @ 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM EDT
Free

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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June 2017

Creating digital learner surveys using Google Forms

June 13, 2017 @ 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM EDT
Student using a laptop

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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