Data Privacy Day is a global effort — taking place annually on January 28th — that generates awareness about the importance of privacy, highlights easy ways to protect personal information and reminds organizations that privacy is good for business. Data Privacy Day began in the United States and Canada in January 2008 as an extension of the Data Protection Day celebration in Europe. Data Protection Day commemorates the Jan. 28, 1981, signing of Convention 108, the first legally binding international treaty dealing with privacy and data protection. Data Privacy Day is observed annually on Jan. 28.
The world is transitioning to digital economy. Are you equipped? Do you have the knowledge to get online and stay connected?
This is your opportunity to acquire digital skills on your own with the support of a facilitator and some mentors and gain a short-term skills certificate. Become confident in computer navigation, learn online platforms for study and job search, email set up, cyber safety and security.
For immigrant women who: – are permanent residents and can commit to an online learning plan – have at least CLB level 5 (LINC 6) language skills – are interested to take an individualized short-term course/s and be job ready
The Province of British Columbia has proclaimed Family Literacy Week (January 24-31, 2021) in British Columbia. Family Literacy Week is an annual BC campaign that recognizes the importance of family literacy.
This year’s Family Literacy Week theme is “Let’s Be Active.” Active play is any physical activity that includes moderate to vigorous burst of high energy and raises a child’s heart rate. It builds physical, social, emotional, language and thinking skills.
“Active play is an essential part of children’s development. And unstructured play is just as important us organized sports and games.” says Margaret Sutherland, Executive Director of Decoda Literacy Solutions, BC’s provincial literacy organization.
To learn more about Family Literacy Week 2021, find free Family Literacy Week activity sheets to download for families and community programs, find events in your neighbourhood, get involved in the online Photo Contest (#LetsBeActive #FLW2021), go to https://www.decoda.ca/support-us/events/family-literacy-week/.
Are you interested in research on self-care and mental health? Are you looking for some social connection with others? You got it!
Self-Care is an online English Language Group whose topics involve many interesting elements that contribute to mental health, like laughter, nature, exercise, and more! Let’s learn some super useful health information, improve our English, and stay connected with people all at once!
Join us on Zoom every Tuesday from 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm, starting from January 26th! Register in advance by emailing email@example.com
Stephen Reder from Portland State University argues that “adult literacy education needs to be repositioned within a new framework of lifelong and life-wide learning, a framework in which new policies are formulated, programs are designed and evaluated, and research is funded and carried out. To appreciate how much this suggested framework differs from the neoliberal framework in which adult education is currently embedded, it is worth considering briefly how neoliberalism has gained its foothold in (some would say its stranglehold on) adult education.”
“To be sure, many students have goals that are consistent with the workforce development agenda, but many other adults needing stronger basic skills have other learning goals and motivations.” Reder goes on.
Scientia gratia scientiae.
Reder, Stephen. 2020. “A Lifelong and Life-Wide Framework for Adult Literacy Education.” Adult Literacy Education: The International Journal of Literacy, Language, and Numeracy 2 (1): 48–53. https://doi.org/10.35847/SReder.2.1.48.
Yankwitt, Ira. 2020. “Toward a Vision of Movement Building in Adult Literacy Education.” Adult Literacy Education: The International Journal of Literacy, Language, and Numeracy 2 (1): 58–63. https://doi.org/10.35847/IYankwitt.2.1.58.