Articles tagged with: Brock Learning Lab

  • Brock Learning Lab shares resources for online learning

    In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, parents of Ontario’s K-12 students have found themselves trying to teach math, reading and other subjects at home.

    With the latest news from the province, students will be learning at home until at least May 4 through a new teacher-led program.

    Finding appropriate resources and advice can be a challenge for parents trying to support learning at home.

    To help the parents of students they tutor each week, the team at the Brock Learning Lab (BLL), which is part of the University’s Faculty of Education, have posted resources on its Facebook page when schools first closed in March. This informal outreach with a small group of local families has now become a toolkit of online resources available to families across the province.Read more

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  • Education students help local kids master reading and math

    Amid the excitement of class photos, extracurriculars and new supplies, the back to school season can be daunting and stressful for students who find reading and math challenging. Student volunteers and interns from the Brock Learning Lab are helping local students from Grades K-12 by offering literacy and numeracy tutoring.Read more

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  • Volunteer with the Brock Learning Lab

    Are you interested in tutoring and gaining experience working with children?

    The Brock Learning Lab is looking for volunteers to participate as a tutor in its Reading Support Program and Math Support Program as well as its School Support Reading Program.

    Tutoring and internship opportunities are available for the Reading Support Program and Math Support Program at the Brock Learning Lab, located at the Brock Research & Innovation Centre (130 Lockhart Drive, St. Catharines). These programs use games, activities and technology to reinforce skills for students in an engaging and enjoyable way.

    The Brock Learning Lab has also partnered with the Niagara Catholic District School Board to provide Reading and Literacy support in the classroom at local elementary and secondary schools. These sessions are offered on-site at these schools.

    Volunteers plan and facilitate one-hour weekly sessions with support from the Brock Learning Lab. Times vary (mornings, early afternoons, and evenings). Tutors work with the same client for a total of nine weeks during the fall or winter semester or for five weeks during the spring.

    View the Brock Learning Lab Volunteer & Internship Tutor Information page to learn more and volunteer for the fall session (September 24, 2018 – November 30, 2018). Clients and their families may contact the Learning Lab directly (905 688 5550 x3548) to begin the registration process for the literacy and/or numeracy tutoring program or literacy assessment.

    As a tutor, you will be able to gain and enhance your teaching skills in the following ways:

    Reading Support Program

    • Implement programming based on formal diagnostic assessments
    • Create personalized, skill-based literacy tutoring programming
    • Use evidence-based and instructional methods
    • Enhance your expertise and knowledge in literacy
    • Conference with educational specialists

    Math Support Program

    • Implement programming based on curriculum-based assessment
    • Create personalized, skills-based math tutoring programming
    • Enhance your expertise and knowledge of math education
    • Conference with educational specialists

    Please contact the Brock Learning Lab for more information:
    (905) 688-5550 Ext. 3548

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  • New structure launches for Faculty of Education

    Brock’s Faculty of Education (FoE) took the next step in its evolution on July 1, with its two departments and two of its academic centres becoming part of the new Department of Educational Studies.Read more

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  • Brock volunteer tutors build local K-12 math and reading skills

    If you visit the Brock Learning Lab, you’ll find it buzzing with activity as Brock volunteers work with local students on math and reading skills.

    Located in the Brock University Research and Innovation Centre (BRIC), the Learning Lab delivers a Reading Support Program and a Math Support Program. These programs offer individualized, one-on-one literacy and numeracy assessment and support for children from K-12. Read more

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