June 11-12, 2015, University of Montreal, Montreal, Quebec.
What does it mean to be literate in a digital environment? How can we ensure that adults have the skills they need to critically engage in this increasingly complex world and manage their work and personal lives? What are the social and economic costs if citizens do not have these skills? We will explore these and other questions.
Another excellent event this year. The 2015 day opened with a Medical Grand Rounds lecture on the evidence on bilingualism related to typically-developing and at-risk children, presented by speech-language pathologist Caroline Erdos, PhD. A video will be available online in the coming weeks. Read More.
This program run by The Centre and the Quebec Writers Federation (QWF) since 2007 has just learned that a government grant central to the budget will be reduced in 2015. The QWF is in the middle of the annual WIC pyramid fund-raising campaign. Read writing from WIC youth, hear poems recited by youth authors, and support the campaign to help maintain the program here.
A call is open for oral and poster presentations on four themes. For details, see conference website:Deadline for abstracts: March 1, 2015
This conference will feature the results of the Digital Literacy for pre-schoolers digital media research and development project. The Centre has been a partner in this project with the School of Communication Sciences and Disorders at McGill University and Tribal Nova in this project since 2012.
The Government of Canada announced in May 2014 that it would no longer support a pan-Canadian adult literacy "infrastructure”. This forced many Canadian adult literacy organizations to downsize or close. Here are some of the reactions and losses.
Read Elizabeth L. Tighe's review of Summer Institute 2014 in the Fall 2014 issue of the Journal of Research and Practice for Adult Literacy, Secondary, and Basic Education (available online in PDF format)