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Stained Glass and Essential Skills - Student Notes (2010)

This document is a resource for learners involved in the stained glass component of the Literacy and Essential Skills in Industrial Arts (LESIA) project developed by Literacy Ontario Central South.

The authors explain the rationale and structure of the course, as well as offering an introduction to Essential Skills. They have divided the notes into sections on studio safety, using colour, and pattern design.

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2010-07-23

How to Kit - Plan a Family Literacy Day Fair (2009)

This kit helps organizers plan a celebration for Family Literacy Day, observed annually on January 27.

The kit includes a planning checklist and suggestions for activities for various age groups. Among the ideas for younger children are Locomotion Letters and the Same Sound Game while all-ages activities including making a family tree and putting on a readers’ theatre production.

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2010-04-28

Shop Smart and Save (2009)

This is one of a series of free publications on improving personal finances. It begins with an analysis of how Canadians spend their money and offers tips on monitoring individual spending to help establish a budget.

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2010-03-03

Its Own Reward (2009)

A Guide to Community-Based Adult Literacy Volunteer Tutor Programs

This resource guide provides support to both individuals and groups involved in community-based adult literacy tutor programs. It is also intended for those who want to know more about starting a program. The guide contains information about volunteer tutor programs, including tutor training and volunteer management.

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2010-02-10

Family Tutoring (2009)

Families Learning to Read and Write Together

Family Tutoring is a family literacy program developed by the NWT Literacy Council to support school-aged children and their families in their efforts to develop reading and writing skills. The program is geared for parents, teacher’s assistants, and tutors who work with children at the emerging and early reader stages.

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2010-01-08

Through The Worker's Eyes: Developing Learning Activities with Work-Related Documents (2009)

A Guide for Workshop Trainers

This slide presentation can be used to prepare a workshop framework that includes:

What’s the point?
Review of Essential Skills
Step 1: Collecting work-related documents
Step 2: Developing worker-focused learning activities
Step 3: Deciding instructional focus and creating steps to the answers

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2009-11-12

Christmas Week (1993)

This narrative by Sheelah Demetre of the Western Quebec Literacy Council tells the story of Emma who just before Christmas feels like her world is falling apart. Family and personal issues are mounting and what is contained in the media is presenting an increasingly negative picture. Will Emma find the strength to cope?

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2009-06-12

Family Math Groups (2009)

An Exploration of Content and Style

In this literature review, the author outlines the relationship of family math and family literacy, explores the importance of play in developing early skills, and traces the mathematical development of early childhood. She reviews several large and small scale family math programs, and discusses common findings as to what makes these programs successful.

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2009-04-28

Heavy Equipment Operator (HEO) (2006)

Skills Passport

The Workplace Education Manitoba Steering Committee (WEMSC) funded a project to develop and pilot an entry-level curriculum for essential skills and employability skills for heavy equipment operators (HEOs) and skilled labourers. This passport validates that the owner has been recognized as having the entry-level skills required of a Heavy Equipment Operator under a certified training and assessment program.

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2009-04-01

Skilled Labourer (2006)

Skills Passport

The Workplace Education Manitoba Steering Committee (WEMSC) funded a project to develop and pilot an entry-level curriculum for essential skills and employability skills for heavy equipment operators (HEOs) and skilled labourers. This passport validates that the owner has been recognized as having the entry-level skills required of a Skilled Labourer under a certified training and assessment program.

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2009-04-01

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