Learning activities

Learning Disabilities: Strategies to help adult learners in their quest for success! (2011)

This document is part of a resource package developed through a project designed to address the needs of literacy practitioners working with adults who have learning disabilities.

It contains sheets for three activities that can be carried out either one to one or in small groups to help adults improve their reading and numeracy skills.

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2014-05-23

My Math Path: 4, 5 and 6 - Decimal numbers, Common fractions and Powers & roots (2011)

This is an e-learning textbook for adults who want to upgrade their basic math skills, and for teachers or tutors looking for math resources they can use with students.

The first section covers decimals in general, with specific reference to place value; mathematical operations with decimals; and order of operations.

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2014-05-22

Applications of Best Practices: Part 3 – Instructional Ideas for Tutors and Students of Independent Studies (I.S.) at Frontier College (2003)

This document is the third in a series presenting instructional ideas and materials for staff and tutors to use with students in Frontier College’s Independent Studies (IS) program. It provides material related to classes that have been added to the program.

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2014-04-30

Applications of Best Practices: Part 2 – Teaching Notes for Tutors of Independent Studies (I.S.) at Frontier College (2003)

This document is part of a series of student-centred instructional resources designed to help volunteers with Frontier College’s Independent Studies (IS) program.

It presents a variety of common teaching methods and facilitation techniques designed to help tutors develop and reinforce their skills to better meet the learning needs of adult students. As well, there are suggestions for learning activities.

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2014-04-30

Writing for Results: A hands-on program to develop clear, effective writing skills (2006)

Instruction manual with participant handouts

The program outlined in this document has been developed to help people learn to write clearly and effectively at work, in the community, and at home.

The first principle underlying the program is that effective writing begins with a complete understanding of both the purpose of a piece of writing and its intended audience, while the second principle says that good writing is a process that takes time and follows certain steps.

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2014-03-26

Twitter – Lesson Plan (2013)

This lesson plan accompanies a three-hour workshop on how to use Twitter, the online networking services that enable users to send and read 140-character text messages called tweets.

It lists learning tasks and the time required to complete each one; suggested activities; and resources needed for each activity.

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2014-03-13

Aboriginal Justice: Community Forum (2006)

Building a Community Network

This presentation was developed by the Centre for Education and Work (CEW), a not-for-profit organization affiliated with the University of Winnipeg in Manitoba.

It was prepared as part of the CEW’s community justice project, which developed learning materials for Aboriginal court workers.

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2014-02-25

Activity Book: 15 minutes of fun for Family Literacy Day (2014)

Family Literacy Day is observed in Canada every year on January 27 as a way to raise awareness of the importance of reading and taking part in other literacy-related activities as a family.

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2014-01-21

This is Nova Scotia – From Individuals Out: Promoting the Use of Information and Communications Technology at Home, School, Work and in the Community (2001)

A Showcase Grassroots Project

With help from Industry Canada’s GrassRoots program, teachers and students at Atlantic View Elementary School, near Halifax, Nova Scotia, are developing their information and communications technology (ICT) skills.

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2013-12-18

TD Summer Reading Club – Case Study (2013)

This document provides a detailed outline of a summer reading club held in Hobbema, a primarily First Nations community south of Edmonton, Alberta, in 2012.

Run entirely by volunteers, the program’s goals were to promote reading in summer, and to provide access to books to First Nations families. The club met once a week in the library of a local elementary school.

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2013-12-04

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