Family Day Writing Contest

At a staff meeting in early February, the staff at the Good Learning Anywere (GLA) project decided that we really wanted to acknowledge and celebrate Family Day in some way. Being the newest holiday added to our calendars and one that occurs smack dab in the middle of the February blahs, what is not to celebrate??!! However, we needed to come…

Tough Times for Adult Literacy in Ontario

The Adult Literacy world is facing some tough times in 2011. Cutbacks are expected to hit all of Ontario’s Literacy and Basic Skills organizations, though the effects will be felt throughout Ontario, in workplaces, social services and homes. Good Learning Anywhere started in 2003, reaching people in remote areas of Ontario, and giving them a…

Good Learning Anywhere – NEW Moodle courses

  Sioux Hudson Literacy Council (SHLC) and Good Learning Anywhere (GLA) are excited to announce the release of 2 new Moodle courses: Canadian History Essential Skills Investigation (ESI) So if you are new to Moodle as a learner, you might be confused, feeling stressed and unsure if this type of online course is for you….

2011 Family Literacy Day Jeopardy Challenge

Thursday January 27, 2011 is Family Literacy Day.  On this day, families are encouraged to spend at least 15 minutes participating in a learning opportunity as a family.  This year’s theme is to PLAY for Literacy.  Playing games – board games, card games, trivia games etc… – strengthens our literacy skills all while having FUN…

December Learner of the Month

December Learner of the Month – Darcy At Good Learning Anywhere and Sioux Hudson Literacy Council, we take a lot of pride in announcing our learners of the month.  It’s never an easy decision but for the month of December, Darcy made it much easier for us. As an online practitioner I had the great…

Lillian Ruttan – Learner of the Month November

“I jumped in full-force.” That is how Lillian summarized the beginnings of her journey.   I think that pretty much sums up who Lillian Ruttan is when she’s in an online class. Full-force, full-energy, full of life. And that is one of the reasons why she is Learner of the Month for November 2010. To…

Gratitude….

As Christmas approaches it’s not the title or the topic of a post that you would expect but as I look back at the month past, I realize that November an eye opener to those things we need to be thankful for! Two experiences this month have once again reminded me why I LOVE working…

Learner of the Year – Krystle S.

Being an adult learner is not a simple thing: when you make that decision to upgrade your skills,  life doesn’t stop, and it certainly doesn’t take it easy on you either.  There will always be bills to pay, children to feed, family members to deal with and countless other things that get piled on top…

Movember – Week 1 is Over

Week 1 is over for Movember and Good Mo’s Anywhere. It’s been an interesting week trying to grow the Mo. The first few days seemed to go well. Those days were easy. The last 3 or 4 days have been more challenging as the Mo becomes a little more itchy and it’s starting to require…

Thanks and Giving

It’s that time of year again and the Canadian Thanksgiving weekend is fast approaching.  This is a wonderful holiday as friends and family typically take the time to re-connect and engage in some quality time.  The Thanksgiving holiday is also very non-commercialized unlike many other holidays we celebrate.  I think that is something that makes…