June 11-12, 2015, University of Montreal, Montreal, Quebec.
Online registration will open in February.
Annual event through Lire/Imagine/Read (LIR) at Montreal Childrens’ Hospital. The 2015 day opens with a Medical Grand Rounds lecture on the evidence on bilingualism related to typically-developing and at-risk children, subtitled Everything you should know when a parent asks: “Would it be better to expose my child only to one language?" presented by speech-language pathologist Caroline Erdos, PhD. 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.
This conference will feature the results of the Digital Literacy for pre-schoolers digital media research and development project which The Centre has been involved in since 2012. Organizers have identified four themes with renowned keynote speakers in each. Professor Rob Savage will present under the theme “ Maximizing the Benefits of eBooks for Emergent Literacy". The conference will share knowledge with both a research audience and a broader public of teachers and parents.
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)