NWT Literacy Council

Why should we celebrate International Adult Learners' Week? [Video - 0:50] (2012)

This brief video emphasizes the importance of recognizing adult learners, pointing out that adults who return to school often have to make significant sacrifices and juggle multiple responsibilities.

The video is part of a series developed by the Northwest Territories Literacy Council to celebrate International Adult Learners’ Week (IALW) 2012.

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2012-08-20

What Would You Say to Someone Thinking of Going Back to School? [Video - 4:36] (2012)

This video features adult learners and adult educators offering advice and encouragement to anyone thinking of going back to school.

The learners talk about the satisfaction they felt in discovering new things and realizing that age is no barrier to learning. Some of the learners talk about how their education has given them a chance to help preserve their Aboriginal language.

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2012-08-14

What inspired you to become an adult educator? [Video - 4:01] (2012)

Prepared by the Northwest Territories (NWT) Literacy Council, this short video is part of a series celebrating International Adult Learners’ Week (IALW) 2012.

In this video, a community college instructor describes how she was inspired to become an educator in order to preserve the knowledge of Gwich’in, considered one of the most endangered Aboriginal languages.

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2012-08-10

What continues to inspire you as an adult educator? [Video - 1:56] (2012)

This short video is part of a series developed by the Northwest Territories Literacy Council to celebrate International Adult Learners’ Week (IALW) 2012.

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2012-08-02

How did ALBE prepare you for what you are studying now? [Video - 2:20] (2012)

In this brief video, two women explain how the knowledge they gained in the Adult Literacy and Basic Education (ALBE) program helped them with further training.

One woman has gone on to become a family literacy trainee and the other is studying in a college program for Aboriginal language and culture instructors.

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2012-07-23

Folding Books [Video – 2:53] (2009)

This video shows how to make a small book by folding a large sheet of paper several times, then making a single cut with a pair of scissors.

The blank pages can then be filled with drawings, text, or clip-art pictures.

The video is part of a series showing various ways to make books.

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2012-04-02

Making a Quick Book [Video – 3:24] (2009)

This video shows a quick method for making a small book out of paper, yarn or string, and a drinking straw.

Once the book is made, an adult can fill the pages with words and drawings on a specific theme, like shapes, colours or numbers. The blank book could also be given to a child so he can write his own story.

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2012-03-26

Making Books Introduction [Video – 2:26] (2009)

This brief video explains why making your own reading material can help small children become enthusiastic about books. It introduces a series of videos that focus on making different kinds of books, including accordion books, foam books, and folding books.

The video shows a mother reading the book she has made for her one-year-old daughter. Each page features a photograph of a member of the family, accompanied by some simple text.

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2012-03-19

Reading to Your Baby [Video – 2:47] (2009)

In this video, a mother talks about the benefits of reading to children, even to newborn babies.

Reading teaches language skills and helps children learn about things in the world. It also offers parents and babies an opportunity to form strong bonds.

The mother notes that a baby may be overwhelmed by the words in a book but will enjoy the pictures.

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2012-03-12

How to Kit: Reading to your child [Video – 11:30] (2009)

This video offers tips for encouraging a love of reading among children from babyhood through the school years.

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2012-03-05

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