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Teaching Fractions, Percents and Decimals Together [Video - 9:28] (2010)

Featuring Linda Thorsen, Instructor, Valley Community Learning Association

This video features Linda Thorsen, an instructor with Nova Scotia’s Valley Community Learning Association, offering strategies for teaching fractions, decimals and percents to adult learners.

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2012-07-09

Essential Skills Workshop, May 26, 2010 (2010)

Final Report

The Construction Sector Council (CSC) held this workshop to introduce a range of approaches to upgrading Essential Skills. The results of the workshop are documented in this report. It includes information on various trade approaches and participants’ suggestions for additional Essential Skills initiatives that would assist the construction industry.

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2012-07-09

Publishing Learners [Video - 13:01] (2010)

Featuring Kathy MacCuish, Instructor at the Adult Learning Association of Cape Breton County

This video features Kathy MacCuish, an instructor with the Adult Learning Association of Cape Breton County, discussing the benefits of publishing learners’ writings. Since 2000, she has been involved in the publication of “Our Side of the Mountain,” an annual collection of writing by students in the association’s classes.

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2012-07-06

Strategies to Increase Participation (2002)

This document summarizes a project undertaken between 2000 and 2002 to find ways to increase the participation levels of underemployed adults in Literacy and Basic Skills (LBS) programs. The project was carried out in Grey, Bruce, Huron and Perth counties and the Georgian Triangle area of Ontario.

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2012-07-03

Build on your talents: Essential Skills Activities for Trades (2010)

Designed for educators, trainers, tradespeople, apprentices, and people considering construction careers, this collection of activities links Essential Skills with workplace applications. Students use the workbook to practice Essential Skills, including Reading, Document Use and Math, by doing exercises based on actual construction materials and situations.

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2012-07-03

Build on Your Talents: Using Trades Math (2010)

Build on your talents

Designed for educators, trainers, tradespeople, apprentices and people considering construction careers, this Essential Skills workbook offers exercises that students can use to refresh their math skills. The curriculum-based exercises are built around typical construction workplace tasks.

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2012-06-26

Building Family Literacy and Essential Skills: Enhancing Social Inclusion - Evaluation of a Family Literacy Program: Upgrading for Parents with Preschoolers (UPP) (2011)

This document offers an evaluation of the effects of Upgrading for Parents with Preschoolers (UPP), a 20-week intervention program, on both the parenting ability and literacy skills of the participants.

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2012-06-25

Developing Trades Math Worksheets: A Handbook for Construction Trades Instructors (2010)

Based on Essential Skills foundations and developed by experienced training professionals, this workbook is designed to help instructors develop math worksheets for apprentices in technical training settings. Users learn how to incorporate Essential Skills into worksheets that will meet instructional goals and help apprentices to learn essential trades math.

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2012-06-19

Clerical Curriculum – Essential Skills Training (2011)

This curriculum has been designed for adults who want to strengthen their reading, writing, math, and other Essential Skills in preparation for an entry-level position or for further training in clerical work. It provides information and activities related to real work in the clerical field, as well as demonstration activities that can be included in a job application.

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2012-06-07

Occupational Task Profiles: Canadian Literacy and Essential Skills Workforce: A Pan-Canadian Snapshot (2012)

This document outlines a research project undertaken by Canadian Literacy and Learning Network (CLLN) to explore the competencies needed to work with adults taking part in Literacy and/or Essential Skills (L/ES) programs in Canada. The project included a literature review, along with interviews with key informants in the field.

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2012-05-23

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