Learning Events - Webinars

English under the Arches (EUA): Innovative Workplace Training at McDonald’s USA (Thursday, May 7, 2015)

Type: Webinar | Updated May 12, 2015

McDonald's USA has created innovative pathways to learning for employees who need to up-skill. This webinar outlines English Under the Arches, the first component of its over-arching learning strategy.

Numeracy in PIAAC: What role do Adult Numeracy and international surveys of adults’ competencies play in educational policy-making?

Type: Webinar | Updated July 9, 2014

Webinar, Wednesday, May 7, 2014, 1 PM EDT
What role do adult numeracy and international surveys of adults’ competencies play in educational policy-making? Dr. Jeff Evans, member of the PIAAC Expert Group and Summer Institute 2014 presenter, discussed several features of such surveys, and why it is important to exercise care in reading their results. 

Making the Business Case for Workplace Essential Skills Training: Evidence from UPSKILL

Type: Webinar | Updated July 9, 2014

Webinar, Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Providing literacy and essential skills training (LES) to the least skilled workers can provide an excellent return on investment to employers. Social Research and Demonstration Corporation (SRDC) Research Director David Gyarmati highlighted this among other key findings from UPSKILL, a Pan-Canadian research and demonstration project.

Problem-Solving in the PIAAC and PISA Surveys, Webinar on March 17, 2014

Type: Webinar | Updated April 22, 2014

You can now see the recording and presentation slides of Dr. Art Graesser's webinar presentation on the frameworks for assessing problem-solving skills in the OECD`s PIAAC and PISA Surveys, including collaborative problem-solving in PISA 2015.

PISA and PIAAC: Similarities and Differences [webinar recording and slides]

Type: Webinar | Updated April 3, 2014

You can now view the Adobe Connect recording of this webinar, in which Patrick Bussière, co-leader of Canada's PIAAC team, described the similarities and differences in design and purpose between PISA and PIAAC and suggested why it could be of interest to compare the results from the two surveys as we move forward.

Le PISA et le PEICA : ressemblances et différences, webinaire, 18 février 2014

Type: Webinar | Updated September 9, 2014

Patrick Bussière, directeur, Recherche en politiques sur l'apprentissage, Emploi et Développement social Canada (EDSC), a présenté un webinaire décrivant les ressemblances et les différences de conception et d’objectif entre le PISA et le PEICA et a expliqué pourquoi il serait intéressent d analyser les résultats de ces deux enquêtes  ensemble


Assessing adult literacy in developing countries- a webinar on LAMP - Wednesday September 25, 2013

Type: Webinar | Updated December 17, 2013

The Literacy Assessment and Monitoring Programme (LAMP) is a household-based assessment of the reading and numeracy skills of adults, 15 years and older, in developing countries. Initially conceived as an adaptation of IALS and ALL, it shares many traits with PIAAC. Analysis of results from Jordan, Mongolia, Palestine and Paraguay offers some intriguing insights into adult skills as we await PIAAC results.

Uncharted Territory: Can Social Innovation Revitalize Literacy and Essential Skills Programs? Webinar - April 23, 2013

Type: Webinar | Updated January 27, 2014

A recording and presentation slides from this webinar, which was co-hosted by The Centre and Essential Skills Ontario, are now online.

Presenting the findings of the Measures of Success Research Project (2009–2013): March 27, 2013

Type: Webinar | Updated December 17, 2013

Boris Palameta, Senior Research Associate, SRDC, shared the main findings of the Measures of Success research project managed by The Centre for Literacy. 

Current Research on Social Finance and Employment and Training Programs [webinar, Feb. 26, 2013, 1 PM EST]

Type: Webinar | Updated December 17, 2013

Karen Myers, Principal Research Associate at the Social Research and Demonstration Corporation, provided an overview of current research on social finance and employment and training programs.

Integrating Social Entrepreneurship into Adult Learning and Employment Programs [webinar, Feb. 19, 2013, 1 PM EST]

Type: Webinar | Updated December 17, 2013

Christina Fowler, Saint John Learning Exchange, and Barbara McFater, PTP Adult Learning and Employment Programs, described their experiences integrating social entrepreneurship into their programs and facilitated a discussion on opportunities and challenges.

Embedding Literacy and Essential skills in Workplace Training: Changing the Conversation [Presentation by Jay Derrick, May 8, 2012]

Type: Webinar | Updated December 17, 2013

Tuesday, May 8, 2012 – 11.30 EDT, with Jay Derrick, Teacher Educator, and Researcher at Institute of Education, University of London.

Participation, proficiency and practice: What the research says [Presentation by Steve Reder, February 8, 2012]

Type: Webinar | Updated September 24, 2012

Professor Steve Reder, Portland State University, presented findings from his decade-long Longitudinal Study of Adult Learning (LSAL) on the impacts of adult literacy programs on learners' lives and the implications for LES policy and practice.

Recording of the webinar:  [Streaming]   [Download]

Presentation: Please note, this PDF file is rather large (14.45 MB)

Possible Overlaps between ESL and Literacy Issues in WLES Assessments and Provision [Presented by Anne McKeown, March 29, 2011]

Type: Webinar | Updated September 24, 2012

Presented by Anne McKeown: A snapshot of what role ESL/ESOL is playing in the UK’s literacy/numeracy agenda  in the context of workplace training, with a discussion of how the UK situation resembles or differs from the contexts of the webinar participants.

Embedding WLES in General and Vocational Training from an Australian Perspective [Presentation by Ann Kelly, March 21, 2011]

Type: Webinar | Updated December 17, 2013

Presented by Ann Kelly on March 21, 2011: A look at how embedded workplace literacy and essential skills (WLES) teaching and learning is defined and practiced in Australia, with a discussion on how this compares with policy and practice in other countries.

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