Settlement Services during COVID-19: IRCC's 2020 data on the pivot of service providers to virtual service delivery (webinar recording)
IRCC presented the findings from this sector survey at the March 2021 Metropolis conference. They have never released a report of their findings other than in this and maybe a couple of other presentations. And it's useful information for the sector as well as data for those also doing related sector research.
What works well in a digital/remote model? What works better in person?
What works well in a digital/hybrid model? What works better in person? In this Feb 7th, 2023 session I brought a group of folks together to talk about resources, experiences, and insights in the Immigrant and Refugee-serving sector.
A year-end retrospective - you want to share and learn together
I don’t spend a lot of time looking at my site analytics, but I was curious this year, so had a look. I’m biased, but the lesson is that people want to share and access shared resources. They want to know what’s happening in the sector. They want to know who’s doing what. They want to understand and learn from their peers. They want to know what is being funded.
Professional Development in Integrating Technology for Settlement Language Training (webinar recording)
In this Avenue.ca webinar, presenters discussed innovative uses of technology for student engagement, and took 'a deeper dive’ into listening in the digital age, drawing from research and practice.
So you’re teaching online - how are you sharing your work? (webinar recording)
I was honoured to be asked to present at The Immigrant Education Society's event Celebrate e-Learning with TIES: Innovation + Inspiration in the Nonprofit Sector. My presentation focused on exploring how to get the word out/promote the great work language professionals are doing not just to Newcomers, but also to other sector organizations.
We’re moving in the wrong direction when it comes to professional development, communities of practice, and knowledge sharing
I believe that any research or project models, reports, toolkits, etc., that are created as a result of government funding should be shared for reuse. And it’s not at all a new idea or approach.
New content partnership with World Education Services (WES) Canada
I'm excited to announce a content partnership for the Knowledge Mobilization for Settlement website. Starting today, I'll be sharing regular posts from the previously internal WES Weekly Roundup.
Mobilizing Knowledge in the Immigrant and Refugee-serving Sector
Mobilizing knowledge means that all SPOs are funded, supported, and encouraged to participate in formal and informal information sharing mechanisms to build, share, and replicate sector knowledge.
Digital transformation in Ontario's Literacy and Basic Skills (LBS) sector
Recently, AlphPlus has gone through a similar process of looking into the future of hybrid and digital service delivery in Ontario's Literacy and Basic Skills sector. It is worth highlighting their consultation and final reports. What aligns as well as differs with findings in our sector should be of interest to review.