Experience sharing

Family Literacy in the North (2010)

This presentation offers both an introduction to the work of the NWT Literacy Council and an explanation of the importance of family literacy.

It includes information about the council’s Family Literacy Training Institute, which has trained more than 500 people; the Tools for Community Building project; and the challenges the council faces. As well, one woman shares her experiences as a family literacy facilitator in her community.

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2011-10-11

Sharing Our Stories [Video - 12:41] (2007)

In this video, about 12 minutes in length, three adult learners discuss the impact of sharing their personal stories in the media. Each of the learners has given many interviews for both print and broadcast media.

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2011-09-16

In the works: A compendium of projects from across the country (2009)

This document is a “snapshot” of literacy projects taking place across Canada. The projects are grouped according to the following themes: Essential Skills integration; family literacy; practitioner training and development; research; program development; learner resources/curriculum development; and literacy awareness.

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2011-08-30

Frontier College Letters (1999)

One Hundred Years of Teaching, Learning and Nation Building

This document was published in 1999 to mark the hundredth anniversary of Frontier College, a Canada-wide organization that teaches literacy skills and nurtures lifelong learning through a range of programs in a variety of settings.

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2011-08-16

2010 Literacy Cafés (2010)

Volume 3: Prince Albert and North

In May 2010, the Saskatchewan Literacy Network held discussions in Prince Albert and La Ronge. As in previous years, the goals of these “literacy cafés” were to provide a networking opportunity for literacy stakeholders and to ask for information to guide the network’s efforts.

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2011-07-08

2009 Literacy Cafés (2009)

Volume 2: Central Saskatchewan

This document summarizes issues discussed during three “literacy cafés” organized by the Saskatchewan Literacy Network in that province in 2009. The cafés provide an opportunity for adult learners and literacy stakeholders to connect and exchange information.

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2011-07-08

Nourishing the Learning Spirit: Dialogue on Learning through Spirit (2009)

May 23-26, 2008, Wanuskewin Heritage Park

In this report, prepared for the Aboriginal Learning Knowledge Centre (AbLKC), the author describes a three-day forum on engaging the spirit in learning, held at Wanuskewin Heritage Park in Saskatchewan in May 2008.

The forum was part of a research study intended to prompt discussion about how teachers might understand and engage with spiritual knowing within a variety of contexts.

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2011-06-10

Nourishing the Learning Spirit: Elders' Dialogue (2008)

In this document, the author provides an account of a forum for Aboriginal elders, organized by the Aboriginal Learning Knowledge Centre (AbLKC) and held in Loon Lake, Saskatchewan, in March 2008.

The “Elders’ Dialogue” event provided an opportunity to gather together male and female elders from diverse language groups to talk about the concepts of lifelong learning, the learning spirit and nourishing the learning spirit.

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2011-06-10

Young Adults in the North Share Their Stories [Video - 3:08] (2008)

This video, about three minutes in length, focuses on a program in Inuvik, Northwest Territories, to help young people improve their literacy skills and set goals for the future.

The program coordinator explains that her job was to create a 10-module literacy workshop aimed at young adults, between the ages of 15 and 29, who were not employed and not in school.

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2011-06-07

I'm confused, is it dyslexia or is it learning disability? (2005)

The author notes that there are many myths about dyslexia and explains that having dyslexia doesn’t mean someone cannot learn.

The document contains sections on screening and assessment; intervention and support; the Simultaneous Multisensory Teaching (SMT) method; accommodations; and teaching methods.

The author has also included real-life experiences of people with dyslexia.

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2011-05-17

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