This 3- to 4-hour course prepares teachers to facilitate an Avenue course in the Instructor (non-editing) role. Teachers with this role in a course can show and hide content, move content on the course page, but they cannot edit the courseware. The Instructor (non-editing) role is ideal for supply teachers who need to fill in […]
What is it? How to sign up? Grow your learning tech skills with a community of LINC colleagues Engage with videos, readings, audio podcasts and discussion forums Dive deep on learning technology standards frameworks Interpret innovations and leadership theories for your local program Sample the worlds of Universal Design for Learning and the SAMR model […]
Moderated by Paul Carter, a mentor and resource developer for the Avenue – LearnIT2teach Project, this podcast is part three of an interview with two LINC professionals, Maureen Kelbert and Vesna Radivojevic from Vancouver Community College (VCC). The session focused on how settlement language training sector administrators, teachers, and newcomers can reach higher levels of […]
Moderated by Paul Carter, a mentor and resource developer for the Avenue – LearnIT2teach Project, this podcast is part two of an interview with two LINC professionals, Maureen Kelbert and Vesna Radivojevic from Vancouver Community College (VCC). The session focused on how settlement language training sector administrators, teachers, and newcomers can reach higher levels of […]
Moderated by Paul Carter, a mentor and resource developer for the Avenue – LearnIT2teach Project, this podcast is part one of an interview with two LINC professionals, Maureen Kelbert and Vesna Radivojevic from Vancouver Community College (VCC). The session focused on how settlement language training sector administrators, teachers, and newcomers can reach higher levels of […]
Calling all LINC instructors: Opportunity to test new NLOC courseware! If you are a LINC instructor on avenue.ca and you’d like to add PBLA-aligned units to your course next semester, the National LINC Online Curriculum Project is pleased to share that more ready-made content will be made available for testing. This winter, Achēv is seeking LINC instructors […]
This presentation provides an overview of the National LINC Online Curriculum (NLOC) project activities and timelines, it explains the purpose of the courseware, and it includes a demonstration of an e-unit. It shows specific activities at CLB 4 and how users navigate this learner-centered, task-based, accessible courseware.
Presented by John Allan, Avenue/LearnIT2teach mentor and developer, this webinar focusses on the following:
Educational H5P sources (thousands)
H5P Reuse link and copyright – Reasons to repurpose
Repurposing in Avenue
Common practical steps
Nancy Van Dorp and Sepideh Alavi, Avenue-LearnIT2teach developers and mentors, explain how to create user-friendly, appealing eLearning resources. The design of the object really does influence the learning experience, and in this webinar, they describe practical ways to make layouts and content approachable to users.
The learning outcomes for this webinar were to:
discover why good design impacts the learning experience
differentiate good from not-so-good eLearning design layouts
apply the checklists provided to ensure good user experience design
Kevin Simpson, Sepideh Alavi and Ron Thomson delivered this webinar introducing Avenue’s new English Pronunciation Training course. This course was developed with the aim of helping learners of English overcome problems in their perception and production of English speech sounds. The potential users of the course are learners with different CLB levels, first languages, education, and a range of experiences using English as a second or foreign language. In addition to the Pronunciation Training course, a training module has been developed for instructors who wish to use the Pronunciation course in their class. This short training introduces instructors to the theoretical background used for the development of the course, and take a hands-on guided tour of the typical activities included in each module.
Doctors Phil Hubbard and Greg Kessler have been leading international lights in the world of Technology-enhanced language learning (TELL) for many years. From their academic positions at Stanford University and Ohio University respectively, they have each contributed as teacher trainers and authors to the theory and practice of online and blended language training. New Language Solutions, Inc. was very pleased to offer this opportunity for Canadian settlement language training professionals to gain Phil and Greg’s insights into better practices. In this one-hour webinar, Greg discussed innovative uses of technology for student engagement. Phil took ‘a deeper dive’ into listening in the digital age, drawing from research and practice along with examples from his Stanford listening and vocabulary course. Teachers were introduced to tools and strategies to help their students work effectively with online listening experiences outside of class, and they were provided with a link to the Stanford course notes for further exploration.
This webinar explored the newly launched Childcare Assistant EAL Curriculum developed by the Manitoba Association of Newcomer Serving Organizations (MANSO). The curriculum was designed for newcomers at CLB 3, 4, and 5 who have different levels of interest in, and experience with, early childhood education as a career. The writers and developers of the materials, Stella Wang, Northern Alberta Institute of Technology, Eman Ghanem, Solomon College, and Linda Manimtim, Red River College Polytech walked us through a brief overview of the development of this EAL curriculum. Following this, they shared content from the curriculum, delving into the four topic areas, Getting a Job as a CCA, Performing Daily Tasks at a Childcare Centre, Workplace Communication, and Workplace Culture, allowing time for discussion and questions. The webinar concluded with a question and answer session.