In 2022 ACAL presents the second stretched conference. Following the success of the 2021 stretched conference, and due to the continuing uncertainty posed by the pandemic we are again providing free events to members throughout 2022.
To thank ACAL members for their ongoing support, and to provide a range of accessible professional development opportunities, ACAL is presenting a ‘stretched virtual conference’. Throughout the year members will be given opportunities to engage with discursive spaces via webinars and recorded sessions. The ongoing conference lets financial members join in at their convenience and at no cost.
Events will be added throughout the year. We will also investigate the viability of some in-person events as the year progresses.
The Annual General Meeting of the Australian Council for Adult literacy will be held on:
Wednesday, October 19th 2022
at 5.00pm Sydney(AEDT)
Please register to attend.
The why, what, and how of our Aotearoa New Zealand Language, Literacy, & Numeracy Professionals Community of Practice
Presenters: Annette Tofaeono, Dr. Lilia Sevillano & Vicky Beckwith
Date: Wednesday, 5th October 2022
Time: 12:00noon Sydney(AEST)
Something to say
Lessons learned, lessons ahead
Conversations with adult literacy stakeholders
It is our intention to capture the voices of literacy stakeholders across Australia to open what Pam Osmond so insightfully refers to as discursive spaces.
Meet Camilla Portela
Camilla talks to ACAL about her experience and her desire to contribute to the field, share experiences and resources, and mentor others.
How did a significant change in 1924 impact education in prisons?
What lessons have been learned since then?
And why have those learnings been lost?
In this webinar, Dean Champ is going to explore how the 7 principles of universal design inform the preparation, content writing, physical learning environment, class structure and delivery of LLN content to his student cohort.
Language, literacy and numeracy (LLN) are fundamental to everyday health literacy practises. For teachers of adults, unpacking health information is a common theme and an authentic context in which LLN is often taught and learned,
Vanessa and Robin will present the Reading Writing Hotline current research on barriers for providers in offering courses and for people accessing classes. A Report on Adult Literacy, Numeracy and Digital Literacy Need (2022)
This session is an exploration of the predominant pedagogies used by teachers in VCAL/TAFE classrooms and what the research is telling us is effective in ‘re-engaging’ second chance education students…
Sharing advocacy and asking for your feedback with Jo Medlin
This webinar is a presentation made on behalf of ACAL to the National Medicines Symposium, 30th May 2022.
Empowerment and Restraint Overcoming the impact of cultural legacy through Project-Based Learning with Camilla Portela
“Through Project-Based Learning, I focus on encouraging my students to continue thinking about issues beyond the classroom such as the Fairfield Youth Art Project –……”
In this webinar Dean will consider skill development, master coaches/ teachers, mindset and culture in the quest to answer the question “What skills and attitudes lead to teaching success?”
VOCEDplus and NCVER update on adult literacy research and resources
with Rose-Anne Polvere and Michelle Circelli
This webinar presents an update on the range of adult literacy resources on VOCEDplus and NCVER related research. It will look at ‘old friends’ and ‘new acquaintances’
Training award winner
Congratulations Dean Champ! Australian Training Awards
Dean talked to ACAL about what he enjoys about his role.
As the first person in his family to go on to higher education, Professor Bowman has had an extraordinary life.
Prepare to be inspired!