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Call for Presenters: 2014 Conference

Laubach Literacy Ontario is organizing a two-day conference and Annual General Meeting (AGM) at Lakehead University, Orillia, Ontario from Friday, June 13th to Saturday, June 14th, 2014. The conference is being co-hosted by the Orillia & District Literacy Council and the Literacy Society of South Muskoka.

We are looking for presenters to provide workshops, and invite you to submit an application based on one or more of the workshop categories listed below. If you have a presentation that does not fit into these categories, please feel free to submit it for consideration.

Selection of Applications

A selection committee will be reviewing and selecting applications based on the following criteria:

  • the relevance of the topic to delegates’ needs
  • a balance of sessions that reflect the different streams/categories
  • evidence that the session will be well prepared
  • clarity and completeness of the application form

Only those applicants selected to present at the conference will be contacted.

Timelines for Submission Process

Thursday, March 13, 2014 Call for Proposals distributed and posted on website
Tuesday, April 22, 2014 Applications due in the LLO office via email
Tuesday, April 29, 2014 Successful applicants notified

Workshop Presentation Categories

Note: Categories and suggested workshops from 1 – 6 are based on results of recent member training needs survey. Categories from 7 - 9 are based on MTCU’s 2014-2015 priorities. These categories may be combined or amalgamated in the actual conference program.

  1. About Learners (our most requested topic)
  • Learner Recruitment & Retention--how to keep students engaged, learner recruitment & retention, how to layer material to meet different learners where they are at, keeping learners informed and meeting individual needs.
  • Special Needs—Beyond Bridges out of Poverty, Bridges out of Poverty full session; Tutoring adults with live long barriers and habits--how to break those habits, dealing with inability to read; screening and accommodations for Dyscalculia, Mental Illness strategies; Special needs of ESL students and how to address them.
  1. Ontario Adult Literacy Curriculum Framework with a focus on
  • assessment training for all goal paths (initial, ongoing and exit); task-based assessment; assessment training in TOWES, Camera, CABS, PDQ;  levels between Milestones
  1. EOIS CaMS – tricks of the trade.  
  2. Effective use of technology in teaching/tutoring
  • E-Channel, Blended Learning, Flipped Classroom, Moodle.
  • iPads in the classroom, Skype, social media, mobile learning (m-learning)
  • How to use the computer to provide students with resources at their fingertips
  1. Performance Management/Program management
  • Practitioner resources to help with time management (managing learners and paperwork),
  • organizational capacity (staffing), successful succession planning,
  • promoting literacy in the community, innovative marketing,
  • innovative programming, evidence-based methodologies,
  • new training techniques/materials for training tutors/how programs are incorporating online modules,
  • Annual work plans
  1. For Learners (health literacy, financial literacy, basic computers, resume building, public speaking, speaking with MPPs, essay writing, fundraising ideas for councils, mind-mapping, communications)
  2. Supporting seamless learner and client pathways to employment by enhancing service coordination outreach
  3. Providing high quality instruction to learners through the development of learning tools, curricula and resources
  4. Strengthening the capacity of the LBS service delivery network

Presenter Application Form

To apply, please download our Presenter Application form and submit it by email to conference@laubach-on.ca. Please attach a photograph for our presenter bio information. The application deadline is Tuesday, April 22, 2014.