A Call for Nominations – 2012 Learner Awards

Last year, Good Learning Anywhere awarded two learners with awards that celebrated their achievement and leadership.  This year, we are looking for two learners that embody the spirit of our online community. The Ivy Tabobondung Award for Leadership is awarded to the learner who has shown leadership in the GLA learning community, whether it is through online…

A Good Learning Anywhere Spring

Spring has been in the air for a few weeks now, but here at GLA, we’re just getting started with some new adventures and a few changes to our organization. Some of you may have already noticed those changes, and I thought this would be a great chance to share what’s been going on at…

Hey Google: Look at what Google + has done for our Hearing Impaired Learners!

Photo by cambodia4kidsorg We integrated Google Apps in mid-2009, amid some skepticism of how this would fit into our Literacy program.  The benefits were immediate and palpable.  Not only did we now have a unified email handle, we now had communication and collaboration at our fingertips.  It wasn’t long before Google became a normal part of…

Movember & 7 Grandfather Teachings (Truth)

Movember is quickly coming to a close as today is officially the last day!  It is almost time to mow this Mo! This is also the final blog posting for our series linking Movember and health literacy to the sacred 7 Grandfather Teachings.  The 7th and final sacred Grandfather Teaching is Truth: Debwewin—Truth: Truth is…

Movember & 7 Grandfather Teachings (Honesty)

I am going to be completely honest with you.  It has not been difficult to grow a moustache for the 30 days in Movember.  In fact, there have been days that I have really enjoyed growing the Mo…so much so that I have thought about keeping it.  I have not quite decided on that yet…

Movember & 7 Grandfather Teachings (Wisdom)

Moustache season is now OPEN!  Every November, men across Canada and around the world grow moustaches to support and promote men’s health awareness, specifically for prostate cancer.  The month of November is now called Movember! [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oEatR2CVWiE&w=448&h=252] At Sioux Hudson Literacy Council and the Good Learning Anywhere program, our goal is to use Movember as an…

Movember – Good Mo’s Anywhere

2011 will be our 2nd year participating in the Movember campaign.  We are excited to participate this year and we encourage all learners, practitioners, administrators and supporters of literacy to join us in this campaign to promote health literacy. Our team name is Good Mo’s Anywhere which is a play on words of our online…

Exploring the 2011 Ontario Election

On October 6th, 2011, Ontario will be having a provincial election to either re-elect the Liberal Party of Ontario or elect a new party and leader for Ontario. Good Learning Anywhere is offering a 2 hour LIVE Centra course, on Monday October 3rd at 10:30 am EST,  for learners interested in learning about voting in…

Norma Lesperance Receives Lois Land Award of Achievement

Sioux Hudson Literacy Council (SHLC) and Good Learning Anywhere (GLA) are proud to announce the 2011 recipient of the Lois Land Award of Achievement.  Congratulations Norma Lesperance of Nipigon, Ontario! When we are working at a distance with our learners, many outsiders have a hard time understanding what we do at Good Learning Anywhere.  How…

The Journey with Matawa First Nations

In January of this year, Good Learning Anywhere and Matawa First Nations Education Council launched a pilot program with participating communities in remote Northwest Ontario.  The goal of the program is to help community members attain their GED and to pursue careers in the various trades.  GLA is the first step among many that these…