Decoda Literacy Conference
Thank you to all the speakers, presenters, and participants at the Decoda Literacy Conference 2022!
Every two years the Decoda Literacy Conference brings together BC’s provincial literacy network for interactive, dynamic and informative learning sessions. This year’s conference was held May 4-6 at the Radisson Hotel Vancouver Airport, Richmond, BC.
Attendees included leaders in adult learning, key members of the public and private sector, and literacy practitioners working in community-based literacy programs for people of all ages.
The theme was “Literacy connects us!” And, it was a wonderful time to connect, share and learn together. For a glimpse at what happened, read Connecting for Literacy at Decoda Conference.
Thanks for all the smiles!
Available Presentation Slides
Links to embedded presentation videos have been provided when available.
Displaced Workers Project
Moving forward project by Sue Oguchi and Margaret Lyster
1. The role of national non-profit organizations in community capacity building by Ellie Tamura and Nnolika Niles
3. Canadian Adult Reading Assessment (CARA) by Dr. Pat Campbell
4. Discovering our history: Heroes, heroines and literacy landmarks by Dr. Allan Quigley
6. Developing legal literacy with clear language and design: Empowerment through co-creation by Adam Fraser, Patricia Lim and Sarah Chau
7. Placing connection at the heart of virtual programming by Alistair Nagle and Zahida Machan
- Video link: Diane interview clip – finding connection
8. Cooking on a budget: Learning math can be yum! by Chrisy Hill
9. Digital literacy capacity-building at the regional level by Christine Bossi
11. Write a winning grant proposal! by Carmen Ryujin, Gail Hanney and Margaret Sutherland
13. Trauma-informed care and adult foundational learners by Rochelle Galeski
14. Moving beyond polarization: Implications for literacy work by Diana Twiss and Jennie Barron
15. Facebook for non-profits by Trish Weatherall
16. Connecting literacy to learners’ lives by Corrie Rhyasen Erdman
18. Grassroots community development: Growing agency and voice by Andrea Dunne and Carole Stretch
Keynote – Craig Alexander
19. Embodied literacy: Emotional, physical, and artistic literacy to create and support community by Shahira Sakiyama
20. Supporting refugee resettlement: Lessons learned, scalable resources and digital delivery
- ISSofBC HIPPY: Reviving hope and home (RHH) project by Jennifer York
- Supporting early learning in refugee and Indigenous contexts: Lessons learned, scalable resources and digital delivery by Yusra Qadir
- RHH External Program Evaluation by Akiko Ohta and Dr. Masahira Minami
21. Writing out loud by Deborah Morgan, Diana Twiss and Mary Kiviste
22. Reaching families: A virtual book club model by Kimberly Vance-Lundsbye
23. Digital literacies & digital justice: New pedagogies in times of crisis by Dionne Pelan, Gwen André, Rajeeta Samala, Suzanne Smythe and William Booth
24. Improving instructor/learner connections in literacy classrooms by building personal resilience with energetic self-care by Michelle Lebeau and Robyn Leslie
25. Your life in lines: Fostering belonging through literacy by Mandy Huser and Rhonda Palmer
- Video link: Rudy Francisco – My Honest Poem
- Video link: Bernice & Miriam share their book “When the Trees Crackle with Cold” for Family Literacy Day 2022 – full live stream video
- Video link: TLG Tour video
26. Community connections by Karen Johnson
28. Raising skills and expectations in Indigenous communities through libraries and learning centres by Gordon Yusko, Louise Ormerod and Shirley-Pat Chamberlain
- Part 1: Write to Read Overview – Shirley-Pat Chamberlain
- Part 2 & 3: Gitsegukla Experience – Louise Ormerod; Decoda & the Education Ecosystem
29. Reading comprehension workshop by Dr. Pat Campbell
30. More than just clicks: A workshop for creating digital literacy at the right level by Dionne Pelan and Karen Chiang
31. Reading through the pandemic: Inspiring change and building resiliency with online early literacy tutoring by Fabrice Grover and Jacob Pitawanakwat
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