The Centre for Excellence in Foundational Learning is collaborating with the Centre for Excellence in Immigrant and Intercultural Advancement (CEIIA) to bring you Volume 3 of Stories from the Field.
Stories from the Field is a unique applied research initiative that reports on current issues, challenges and innovative work happening in the adult literacy and essential skills field throughout Alberta. Stories from the Field Volume 1 and Volume 2 were both published in 2014.
Stories from the Field Volume 3 is a new series of stories that explores innovations in ESL literacy programming that have been spearheaded by the CEIIA.
Over the past ten years, the CEIIA has become a recognized leader in the field of ESL literacy, producing a wealth of resources that have been developed and vetted by ESL literacy experts. In the next six months Sandi Loschnig, the project’s researcher and writer, will be writing about her discussions with ESL literacy practitioners working in this field: their successes and challenges, best practices and approaches, innovations, and professional development needs.
The first article in the new series explores the professional development of ESL Literacy practitioners and showcases the ESL Literacy Network, an online community of practice that provides resources and ongoing training in the field of ESL Literacy. The article describes the evolution of the Network and shares stories about this professional learning community.
Visit the Adult Literacy Research Institute to read the article and learn more about this project.