NWT Literacy Council

Funding Options - 2011 (2011)

This document is a guide to potential sources of funding for those planning community, educational or health programs in the Northwest Territories.

The authors offer brief explanations about each source, including the kinds of programs supported by that body, and provide detailed contact information for each. The funding sources include the federal government; territorial government departments; and charitable foundations.

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2011-10-05

How To Kit: Northwest Territories General Election (2011)

This learning kit has been prepared specifically for the Northwest Territories general election scheduled for October 3, 2011. However, it contains a great deal of information that is relevant to the electoral process in general.

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2011-08-30

"It feels so good inside!" Non-academic outcomes, barriers and success factors (2011)

This presentation from the NWT Literacy Council follows up on research into non-academic outcomes in Adult Literacy and Basic Education (ALBE).

The authors note that non-academic outcomes are an important part of ALBE. For instance, adult learners report increased self-confidence; more independence; and an increased ability to handle challenges like personal problems.

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2011-08-26

Science Fun: Experiments and Activities for Family Literacy Groups (2012)

This how-to kit offers hands-on activities to help families develop positive attitudes towards science.

The authors have provided instructions for 12 activities that use materials found around the house, including salt, eggs, ice cubes and food colouring. Among the activities are making ice cream, mixing colours, and planting seeds.

There are also suggestions for picture books to go along with each activity.

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2011-08-16

How To Kit - Elections 2011 (2011)

The authors of this kit note that while elections can be intimidating for a learner who is not familiar with the process, they also offer a great opportunity to build literacy skills.

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2011-04-19

Stories of Progress on a Learning Journey (2011)

From Adult Learners in the Northwest Territories

This document brings together the stories of 56 Aboriginal adult learners from three Adult Literacy and Basic Education (ALBE) programs sponsored by the NWT Literacy Council. They were interviewed as part of a study the council carried out in 2007-08 to explore non-academic outcomes for Aboriginal adult learners.

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2011-04-05

Love Grows Brains (2009)

A guide for parents to support their children's healthy brain development

This booklet explains the connection between early childhood experiences, brain growth, and lifelong learning.

The authors explain that the brain grows more from birth to age three than at any other time in a person’s life. They describe how everyday things like cuddling, singing and talking to a baby stimulate brain development.

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2011-02-24

Using Technology in the Classroom: A Great Way to Engage and Inspire Learners (2011)

This resource is aimed at educators who may feel intimidated by the use of technology in the classroom and may fear that it will harm traditional literacy and social relations.

The authors explain how technology has given rise to “new literacies” that coexist with traditional ones. They present a list of ideas for using technology in the classroom; offer tips on Internet safety; and provide definitions for terms like wiki and blog.

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2011-02-04

Story Time Adventures (2010)

Story Time Adventures is a program that can be offered to preschool children through a child development centre or early intervention program, in morning or afternoon sessions.

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2011-01-27

Essential Skills at Work in the North Study Guide - Volume 1 (2010)

This study guide, aimed at both adult educators and adult learners, offers learning activities for the stories from the online tool “Essential Skills at Work in the North.”

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2010-12-21

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