Basic skills

Building a Performance Framework for LBS Support Organizations in Ontario (2009)

The purpose of this document is to give support organizations the opportunity to enhance their understanding of the Continuous Improvement Performance Management System (CIPMS) as it applies to them.

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2013-02-12

Upskilling Partnership Programme - Evaluation Report (2010)

This program, which ran from 2006 to 2009, was an initiative of New Zealand’s Department of Labour in collaboration with partner agencies.

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2013-01-22

Supporting task-based programming related to using digital technology: Developed for Literacy and Basic Skills practitioners in Ontario - Package 1 (2012)

Includes sample tasks for using digital technology for employment and for managing money

This document is housed on the AlphaPlus server, where it can be downloaded in PDF format.

This resource has been designed to support the use of digital technology in Literacy and Basic Skills (LBS) programs within the context of the Ontario Adult Literacy Curriculum Framework (OALCF). It features two theme areas: work using digital technology, and managing money using digital technology.

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2013-01-17

Collective List of Assessment Tools (2012)

The Ontario Adult Literacy Curriculum Framework (OALCF) is the new cornerstone of Employment Ontario’s Literacy and Basic Skills (LBS) program. With its introduction, LBS practitioners wondered if and how existing assessment tools fit within the OALCF.

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2012-12-20

Orientation to LBS: Almost Everything you need to know as an educator working in Literacy & Basic Skills (LBS) in Waterloo-Wellington (2012)

Version 2012

This presentation was prepared by Project READ Literacy Network, a regional literacy support organization in Ontario, as a means of orienting new Literacy and Basic Skills (LBS) educators.

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2012-12-12

Adding Value: Building a Performance Framework for LBS Support Organizations - Phase 2 (2010)

This document is part of a project designed to provide Literacy and Basic Skills (LBS) support organizations in Ontario with information, training, and tools to allow them to increase their knowledge of performance management concepts. It builds upon the first phase of the project framework, which can be seen by clicking here: http://library.copian.ca/item/10461.

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2012-12-06

Measuring Learning Readiness : A Resource Guide for Students and LBS Practitioners (1999)

This manual was designed specifically to help both practitioners and First Nations learners get a broad picture of an individual’s learning ability. The exercises can be used as part of the processing of both assessing a student and developing a training plan.

The author has included a section on understanding Aboriginal values in order to create a safe and culturally supportive learning environment.

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2012-10-29

Enhancing Pathways: The Literacy and Language Continuum (2010)

Final Project Report

This project was initiated to coordinate and align three existing language and literacy systems: Literacy and Basic Skills (LBS), funded by the Ontario Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU); English as a Second Language (ESL) and credit ESL programs, funded by the Government of Ontario; and the federally funded Language Instruction for Newcomer Canadians (LINC) programs.

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2012-09-06

Sharing the Path (2001)

Developing a Common Understanding of Assessment - Two Models for Facilitation

This document presents two models for developing a common understanding of assessment among Literacy and Basic Skills (LBS) agencies. The models are based on the experiences of Project READ Literacy Network and Simcoe County Literacy Network in Ontario in facilitating a process for common assessment with their member agencies.

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2012-08-29

Taking the First Step - An LBS Referral Assessment (2000)

This document offers an updated version of the literacy skills assessment used by Project READ Literacy Network in Ontario’s Waterloo-Wellington region since the mid-1990s. The updated document is aligned with the five levels of the Literacy and Basic Skills (LBS) Learning Outcomes Matrix.

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2012-08-28

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