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    Community Connections

    During August the Hotline was lucky in making a personal connection with some partner organisations, both interstate and overseas. Hotline staff member Sally George has been on holiday in Dublin, and arranged a visit to NALA, the National Adult Literacy Agency of Ireland. Sally, pictured here with NALA’s Manager, Elaine Mullen. They exchanged ideas about …Read More »
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    Redland Libraries Adult Literacy Program

    The dedicated staff at Redland Libraries are passionate about enriching people’s lives through lifelong learning. Underpinning lifelong learning is literacy – the ability to read. Whether reading for enjoyment, to study or keep up-to-date with news in the local community and world around us, literacy is an essential life skill. However, many adult Australians struggle …Read More »
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    ACAL national conference

    ACAL conference plug Reminder to all LLN practitioners that ACAL’s national conference is on in Melbourne 12,13,14 -2018. This year’s conference is titled ‘Learning in diverse communities – Strengths, Reflections, Questions’ ACAL’s annual conference provide delegates with opportunities to engage in dialogue around research and practice as well as become involved in practical sessions. Manager …Read More »
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    Statistical Snapshot

    Strategic improvement projects over the past three years have resulted in steady improvements to the number of calls to the national Reading Writing Hotline. Here are some statistics on calls received nationally over the past twelve months.Read More »
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    Good News Stories

    One of the main challenges for staff at the Hotline is making sure that the database of providers is accurate and contains up-to-date and helpful information on all available literacy/ numeracy providers, and that we have an understanding of some of the challenges for those who are seeking literacy help. This has been a particular …Read More »
  • The Hotline visits Alice Springs

    Vanessa incorporated a visit to Alice Springs with her NT visit, where she talked with some 'inspiring locals'. The creative studios of Italk Video Productions have collaborated with the Hotline on the Hotline/italk publication, Love in the Time of Dementia. italk Director Christopher Brocklebank and Hotline Manager Vanessa Iles Italk works with the Corrections system …Read More »
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    Tasmanian Council for Adult Literacy (TCAL) Conference

    TCAL’s conference last weekend highlighted some excellent programs as part of the state’s 26TEN strategy to improve the literacy and numeracy levels of Tasmanians. LINC Literacy Coordinator at Risdon Prison, Iona Johnson and Rachel Edwards shared ‘Tales from the SLAMmer’. Inmates were able to learn to slam, a fun and engaging way to learn about …Read More »
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    Good News Stories

    Staff at the Hotline are always gratified and excited to come across good news stories of students whose educational journeys have begun with the Hotline. This one is from Fine Print, VALBEC’s excellent journal. It is the story of ‘Dean’ and Kaye, his volunteer tutor, and their learning journey together as part of the Carlton …Read More »
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    2018 Yabun Festival Sydney

    Hotline staff found themselves very busy amid record crowds at the 2018 Yabun Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Festival on 26 January. Five staff were on hand at the Hotline stall during the day meeting people from far and wide who expressed an interest in Literacy classes, volunteering and finding learning materials. We handed out …Read More »
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    Do you use the services of volunteer literacy tutors? Have you told the Hotline?

    We recently sent a mail out to all Community Centres in Australia asking if they use the services of volunteers. As a result several Community Centres contacted the Hotline to let us know about literacy and numeracy classes they run and if they use volunteer literacy tutors, and we have now included them on our …Read More »