Literacy Alberta

Clear Language Driver's Guide – Cars and light trucks (2013)

Prepared by Literacy Alberta and based on the province’s official driver’s guide, this guide has been written in clear language that is easy to understand.

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2014-04-10

Effective Marketing and Communications for Community Adult Learning Councils and Volunteer Tutor Adult Literacy (2008)

The goal of this manual is to help instructors, coordinators, and volunteers in Alberta’s adult literacy community make program promotion easier and more effective. It is based on information gathered through a provincial marketing survey, and addresses the need for a cohesive overall approach to increase participation of underrepresented learners.

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2013-10-01

Computer Use: An Essential Skill [Video – 1:54] (2013)

This brief animated video uses a lighthearted approach to illustrate both the importance of computer skills and the fact that no-one is ever too old to learn.

The viewer sees a hand using a felt-tipped marker to produce sketches that appear on a white screen. They show an older man reading the job ads in a newspaper, then looking rather nervously at an elaborate computer.

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2013-07-23

Document Use: An Essential Skill [Video – 1:53] (2013)

This short animated video, prepared by Literacy Alberta, uses eye-catching sketches to convey a message about the importance of Essential Skills and lifelong learning in everyday life.

The sketches, which appear quickly on a white screen, show a family sitting around a table while a narrator discusses situations in which they will need strong document use skills.

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2013-07-16

Numeracy: An Essential Skill [Video – 1:39] (2013)

This short animated video takes a fun approach to showing how improving numeracy skills can add up to big life changes.

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2013-07-08

Pathways (2009)

Professional Development for Adult Literacy Practitioners

Pathways is a professional development program for adult literacy practitioners. The program was developed by and
with literacy coordinators who value learning in order to do the best job possible, and who value professional recognition for themselves and for literacy programs.

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2009-07-29

Growing Our Way (2004)

A Report on the Professional Development Project

The Literacy Coordinators of Alberta (now Literacy Alberta) launched the Professional Development Project in the fall of 2002 to research and plan professional development for coordinators of community adult literacy programs. The purpose of this report is to document the Professional Development Project research process, to report on learnings from the research, and to present the proposed professional development program.

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2008-04-25

The Way In (2006)

Word on the Prairie - Photo Essays of Real Lives

This book combines photos and personal essays by six individuals who have at some point in their lives been involved in literacy and learning programs. Each of these people found their way to literacy programs along different life paths. This book does not reflect the lives of all literacy students, but rather it is a ‘snapshot’ of these six people’s lives.

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2008-03-19

Violence and Learning: Taking Action (2004)

During this project, literacy and adult educators were invited to share and build knowledge about the impacts of violence on learning and ways to address them. Through workshops, an online course, research projects and other activities, three co-facilitators and the project participants explored ways to break silences about violence and to create environments to support learning for all.

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2005-07-19
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