Curriculum

The OALCF: Exploring Assessment Tools and Developing an Assessment Strategy - Webinar 2, presenter – Robyn Cook-Ritchie [Video – 1:51:27] (2012)

This is the concluding section of a two-part webinar series designed to help Literacy and Basic Skills (LBS) practitioners prepare for the implementation of the Ontario Adult Literacy Curriculum Framework (OALCF), beginning in April 2012. The webinar is presented by Robyn Cook-Ritchie, an LBS program manager and adult literacy consultant.

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2013-07-19

An Overview of the OALCF and Assessment - Webinar 1, presenter – Robyn Cook-Ritchie [Video – 2:02:47] (2012)

This is the first of two webinars hosted by Community Literacy of Ontario (CLO) to help practitioners prepare for the implementation of the Ontario Adult Literacy Curriculum Framework (OALCF), beginning in April 2012. The presenter is Robyn Cook-Ritchie, a Literacy and Basic Skills (LBS) program manager and adult literacy consultant.

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2013-06-24

Math Instruction That Makes Sense: Frontier Centre for Public Policy – Policy Series No. 120, Sept. 2011 (2011)

The author of this position paper argues for a return to the basics for mathematics instruction in Canada’s public schools.

Provincial curriculum guides place a great deal of emphasis on problem solving and the conceptual understanding of mathematics, the author says. Students do not learn the standard sets of rules for math equations, and they fail to master basic math skills.

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2013-05-28

Poetry for Northern Learners: English 120 (2011)

This curriculum unit is part of a series developed for use in adult literacy and basic education programs.

The authors note that teaching poetry at the English 120 level presents many of the same challenges as it does at the 110 level, but the task is a little easier because learners at this level are more independent readers and writers.

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2013-01-25

Poetry for Northern Learners: English 110 (2011)

This curriculum unit has been developed for use by practitioners working with learners at the 110 level in adult basic education. Other units in the series provide material at the 120 and 130 levels.

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2013-01-09

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

Poetry for Northern Learners: English 130 (2011)

This curriculum unit, part of a series developed for use in adult literacy and basic education programs, is aimed at learners who are independent readers and writers, and are ready to develop critical thinking, reading, and viewing skills.

It includes four poetry studies, each anchored by one main poem that highlights one of the following techniques: metaphor; personification; repeated sounds; and symbol.

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2012-10-30

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

Document Use Refresher for Apprentices (2006)

This is the curriculum for a refresher course in document use, developed as part of a Nova Scotia initiative that includes an informal assessment as part of the apprenticeship registration process in order to identify candidates who need help to acquire the skills required to succeed in their programs.

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2012-08-28

Adding to My Skills…Numeracy Curriculum for Essential Skills 1 and 2 (2011)

The focus of this project is to use real-life numeracy activities as a starting point for developing skills required in the workplace.

The curriculum is divided into 18 classes with each class introducing an everyday life activity for a reference point, then continuing to reinforce the embedded numeracy skills present using workplace activities. The workplace activities are at Essential Skill level one and two.

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2012-08-14

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