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Essential Skills and Health (2012)

One of a series prepared by the Literacy Coalition of New Brunswick (LCNB), this fact sheet focuses on the role of Essential Skills in health.

The authors provide examples of how each Essential Skill can be used in a health-related situation. For instance, numeracy skills help a person calculate the correct dose of a medicine.

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2012-11-13

Essential Skills in the Workplace (2012)

This fact sheet offers examples of how each of the nine Essential Skills might be used in the workplace.

For example, the skill of document use helps employees understand and enter information into documents such as charts, graphs, pay stubs, blueprints, and schedules, while the skill of computer use makes it possible to understand company-specific software.

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2012-11-06

Understanding Learning Disabilities and Strategies for Tutors of Adult Learners - Tutor Training Module (2011)

This is the outline for a two-hour workshop that introduces participants to learning disabilities in adults. It provides a timeframe for the workshop, sets out specific objectives, offers suggestions for ice-breaking activities, and lists materials that will be required.

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2012-10-30

Improving your Workplace Essential Skills (2012)

This is one of a series of fact sheets developed by the Literacy Coalition of New Brunswick (LCNB) to explain the importance of Essential Skills in a variety of settings.

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2012-10-29

Time for a change: learning disabilities or abilities? (2011)

This guide has been designed to help both literacy tutors and their students understand the impacts of learning disabilities or unmet learning needs. The author notes that a learner’s prior experiences and emotional reactions to learning can pose greater barriers to success than the learning difference itself.

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2012-10-17

Snakes and ladders for learning: learning disabilities edition (2011)

Designed for literacy practitioners, tutors and instructors, this game uses a new take on a traditional board game to foster awareness of the impact of learning disabilities. In this version, the ladders and snakes represent the ups and downs of learning and learning disabilities.

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2012-10-10

Learning disabilities: simple assessment and proven teaching techniques (2011)

This document contains resources from a workshop based on the Orton-Gillingham Multisensory reading program, which combines seeing, saying, hearing, and writing.

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2012-10-04

Material Handler – Essential Skills Training (2011)

Based on the job profile for a material handler, this occupational curriculum is designed to help learners prepare for entry-level positions in the workforce. Material handlers are responsible for moving, loading, and unloading goods, and may be employed by transportation companies and storage and moving firms, or in factories and warehouses.

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2012-10-01

Digital storytelling workshop at Douglas College [Video – 3:37] (2011)

This video provides a look at how digital storytelling became another means of expression for learners in the Individualized Community Adult Reading Education (I CARE) program at Douglas College in British Columbia. The program helps adults who want to improve their basic reading, writing, and numeracy skills by matching them with trained tutors.

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2012-09-27

Literacy and digital storytelling [Video – 4:18] (2011)

This brief video describes a workshop that helped a group of literacy instructors, tutors, and students learn to create digital stories.

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2012-09-19

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