ALOA Articles
Keeping in Touch with Learners – CDETB Ballyfermot
Like many Adult Literacy Organisers around the country Siobhan and the tutoring team in Ballyfermot in Dublin City are getting creative to keep in touch with learners during the Covid19 closures.  This magazine has been distributed to all learners to help keep in touch and work on skills during this time. Click below to read […]
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ALOs have been busy!
These extraordinary times have called for extraordinary responses and ALOs and tutors around the country have stepped up to meet the challenge. Here is a snapshot of all the ways in which we have been engaging with our learners, and some observations and challenges experienced by all of us during this time. This has been […]
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Clare Family Learning – Home School Ideas
Thank you to Mary Flanagan of Clare Family Learning for sharing their ideas for help with home schooling. The website has links to a range of resources for primary and secondary school children, as well as for parents themselves. Have a look at the website here :
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ALOA/CEFA Collaborative Conference Galway Bay Hotel
    The ALOA/CEFA Collaborative Conference took place in the Galway Bay Hotel in November 2019. Supported by Solas and ETBI, the theme of the event was ‘Valuing and Evaluating Non-formal and Informal Learning‘. We had in the region of 100 delegates in attendance, with representation from Adult Literacy Organisers, Community Education Facilitators as well […]
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ALOA & CEFA Collaborative Conference November 21st in Galway
ALOA and CEFA supported by ETBI and SOLAS will host a one day collaborative conference on Valuing and Evaluating non-Formal and Informal Learning.   Date: 21 November 2019 Venue: Galway Bay Hotel, Salthill Road Lower, Galway, Galway, H91 W295 The conference will cover key aspects of non-formal and informal learning from policy to practice, highlighting […]
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ALOA AGM 2019 Celebrating 20 years
The ALOA had their annual AGM in Piper’s Hill on 9th May, 2019. At the AGM, following the Secretary and Treasurer’s reports, we thanked Tara Kelly and Margot Walsh for their outstanding work on the Executive and welcomed new members, Aidan McCloskey and Kevin Kelly. Alison Jones, as Chair, thanked all members of the Executive […]
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New Spelling App for Literacy and Language Learners
GRETB’s Adult Literacy Service is delighted to announce the launch of their new spelling app, Syllables, on the App store. It is free to download and is primarily aimed at literacy and language learners. This app is perfect for learning the basic principles of syllable division and allows learners to practice using common everyday words […]
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Student Learning Journey
Student Profile (Male aged between 50 & 60) Richard suffered from depression for many years he was attending a psychologist who encouraged him to go to the local literacy service to address his literacy difficulties this was 2012. He was extremely nervous at the first initial meeting and he started in one to one tuition. […]
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Vocational Education and Training week in Brussels (November 2017)
Alison Jones, ALO from GRETB, went to Brussels to receive the special award from the EU as part of the Vocational Education and Training week in November 2017. The award was given in the category of Innovation in recognition of the project to establish literacy and numeracy supports for apprentices. The jury said that: The […]
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Two ALOs from Donegal ETB Retiring
L-R: Geraldine O’Haire, Sheila Davin, Adele McElhinney, Joyce Burns, Ann Kavanagh, Martina Needham, Dolores MhicGeidigh. Two ALOs from Donegal ETB will embark on early retirement over the summer months and to celebrate, ALOs both past and present, came together to celebrate. Joyce Burns began working part-time for the programme in 1991 and started as the […]
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