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By Donald | Monday, June 17, 2013 at 9:18 am
Last week, Shelagh and I sat down with six learners from the Bridge Program at Bow Valley College to listen to their views and opinions on having laptops in the classroom. Their comments and thoughts were insightful and will be important in helping to decide the direction our program should go at this early stage of having laptops in the program.
By Shelagh | Monday, June 10, 2013 at 11:23 am
What would it be like if every learner in your class had a laptop?
Over the next four weeks, find out how immigrant youth are learning with laptops in the Bridge program at Bow Valley College. Make sure to visit the Network's blog every week as Bridge instructors & learners will be sharing their experiences.
By SOguchi | Wednesday, October 10, 2012 at 2:10 pm
I was excited recently to attend a workshop by Dr.
By Heidi | Tuesday, July 3, 2012 at 1:08 pm
After the poetry slam, my learners wrote group poems as a follow up activity. Here are the simple guidelines they had for creating their poem:
- Create a team name
- Phonetically write the word "home" in your language
- Include images from your home country
- Include images from Canada
Here are the two amazing poems that they created:
We are Rhythm
We are beteseb
By Donald | Tuesday, July 3, 2012 at 12:58 pm
Jen Kunlire's poetry slam was a success not only for what took place in the workshop, but also for the follow up activities it generated.
Through various activities Jen got the students to find ways of expressing themselves and putting emotion into their work. There were introductions, group storytelling, rhyming activities and team poems. Jen was able to get full participation from all the learners and even the shyest of learners were confidently reciting the poems they created.
By Donald | Tuesday, June 26, 2012 at 9:05 am
By Donald | Tuesday, May 15, 2012 at 2:13 pm
“Why are we learning this?”
I hear this question from time to time in my numeracy class.
One way for the learners to see the practicality of math is to see how it can be applied to real life situations. This can be done through word problems.
Here is an example word problem:
Yaasmin had $125 in her purse before she went shopping. She bought a necklace for $45 and two shirts at $27 each.
By Kelty Christensen | Wednesday, April 25, 2012 at 10:52 am
Immigrant youth face so many barriers. It is difficult coming to a new country and not knowing how to access resources in your community.
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