Our fall training event is open for you to register!

Starting this October, join our fall training event to learn more about family literacy, early literacy programs, and clear language! Each of these learning opportunities is free for you, thanks to support from the Government of Saskatchewan.

You can click or tap the arrow beside the name of a training to learn more about it, or to register for it.

About these workshops and trainings: they are all…

  • interactive. You will learn with others, network with people across the province, and share your ideas. Everyone is welcome.
  • online. Join from your home or office. If you want help learning how you can connect to the training, contact us.
  • free for you! You can register for as many as you like – one, two, or all of them – all for free (in Saskatchewan – contact us if you’re not from our province)!

 

Contact us if you have any questions about this fall training event, or if you would like help to learn more about any of our workshops and trainings.

October

Introduction to Clear Language and Design - October 13

When is this workshop? Thursday, October 13, 2022 from 4:00 to 6:00pm

What will I learn? In this workshop, you will learn more about clear language principles, and about how and why to use clear language and design, writing guidelines, and basic design principles. You will also have a chance to practice!

Is this workshop for me? This workshop is for anyone who wants to write more clearly or who wants to design posters and forms (and more!) that are more accessible.

This workshop is 2 hours long; online on Zoom. We will send you a digital certificate for completing this workshop.

Introduction to Family Literacy - October 24

When is this training? Monday, October 24, 2022 from 9:00am to 4:00pm

What will I learn? In this training, you will learn about the core concepts and guiding principles of family literacy. You will gain knowledge and strategies to guide you in facilitating successful family literacy programs. We will send you materials to review and activities to help you prepare for the training.

Is this training for me? This training is for people who run, or want to run, family literacy programs, and for people who work or volunteer with families and want to learn how family literacy supports their work.

This training is 6 hours long; online on Zoom. We will send you a digital certificate for completing this training.

Please note: this foundational family literacy training gives you the knowledge to run our other free family literacy programs, like Prenatal Caring Circle; Rhymes, Songs, and Storytelling; and Come Read with Me.

Prenatal Caring Circle Facilitator Training - October 25 and 26

When is this training? Tuesday, October 25 and Wednesday, October 26, 2022 from 9:00am to 4:00pm both days 

What will I learn? In this training, you will explore the connection between family literacy, fetal and child development, and prenatal wellbeing. You will gain knowledge and strategies to guide you in planning and facilitating this program successfully in your community. We will send you materials to review and activities to help you prepare for both days of this training.

Is this training for me? This training is for people who want to facilitate the Prenatal Caring Circle, a program for expectant families, in their community.

This training is 12 hours long; online on Zoom. We will send you a digital certificate for completing this training.

Please note: the Introduction to Family Literacy training gives you the knowledge for running our free family literacy programs. You need to complete the Introduction to Family Literacy training before taking our training for the Prenatal Caring Circle; Rhymes, Songs, and Storytelling; and Come Read with Me. If you have questions about your training, contact us and we can help!

Rhymes, Songs, and Storytelling Facilitator Training - October 27

When is this training? Thursday, October 27, 2022 from 9:00am to 4:00pm 

What will I learn? In this training, you will gain knowledge, practice facilitation skills, and explore how rhymes, songs, and stories help families with young children learn and grow together. By the end of this training, you will know how to plan and offer a Rhymes, Songs, and Storytelling program in your community.

Is this training for me? This training is for people who work or volunteer with young children (around 2 to 4 years old) and their families, and who want to facilitate the Rhymes, Songs, and Storytelling program in their community.

This training is 6 hours long; online on Zoom. We will send you a digital certificate for completing this training.

Please note: the Introduction to Family Literacy training gives you the knowledge for running our free family literacy programs. You need to complete the Introduction to Family Literacy training before taking our training for the Prenatal Caring Circle; Rhymes, Songs, and Storytelling; and Come Read with Me. If you have questions about your training, contact us and we can help!

November

Come Read with Me Facilitator Training - November 22 and 23

When is this training? Tuesday, November 22 and Wednesday, November 23, 2022 from 9:00am to 4:00pm both days 

What will I learn? In this training, you will learn about and practice how to use children’s books as a way to share topics about childhood development and family learning with the families in your Come Read with Me program. You will plan and facilitate program practice sessions as part of this training.

Is this training for me? This training is for anyone who works or volunteers with families with young children (around 4 to 6 years old), and who want to run a Come Read with Me program in their community.

This training is 12 hours long; online on Zoom. We will send you a digital certificate for completing this training.

Please note: the Introduction to Family Literacy training gives you the knowledge for running our free family literacy programs. You need to complete the Introduction to Family Literacy training before taking our training for the Prenatal Caring Circle; Rhymes, Songs, and Storytelling; and Come Read with Me. If you have questions about your training, contact us and we can help!

December

Learn About: StoryWalks® - December 6

When is this information session? Tuesday, December 6, 2022 from noon to 1:00pm

What will I learn? In this session, you will learn why and how to plan and deliver a StoryWalks® in your community. You will explore different ways to display StoryWalks® and ideas to engage families. You’ll also learn from other community groups as they share their experiences with StoryWalks®.

Is this information session for me? This information session is for anyone who wants to learn more about StoryWalks® and how to offer one in their community. If you are new to StoryWalks® or if you have offered many, you are welcome!

This session is 1 hour long; online on Zoom.

Want to learn more now? Here’s information from the people who created StoryWalk.