Manuals

Storysacks Manual (2011)

Storysacks are resources that encourage parents and children to read together. A storysack usually contains a picture book, props or costumes for acting out the story, an audio recording of the story, a non-fiction book, and an idea card with suggested activities. Storysacks may also be based on oral stories and legends.

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2013-10-08

Effective Marketing and Communications for Community Adult Learning Councils and Volunteer Tutor Adult Literacy (2008)

The goal of this manual is to help instructors, coordinators, and volunteers in Alberta’s adult literacy community make program promotion easier and more effective. It is based on information gathered through a provincial marketing survey, and addresses the need for a cohesive overall approach to increase participation of underrepresented learners.

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2013-10-01

Rethinking Professional Development: Reference Manual for Developing Professional Skills among Organizations and Practitioners within an Integrated Andragogical Process (2013)

Published by Réseau pour le développement de l’alphabétisme et des compétences (RESDAC), this reference manual promotes the development of a set of professional competencies among practitioners who are committed to their own career development process, while also working to develop the competencies of adults with low literacy skills.

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2013-06-24

Everything Present in the Seed: Community Leadership Manual (2013)

This manual is one of the resources developed for Everything Present in the Seed (EPIS), a leadership training curriculum designed to help community members discover their innate leadership values and skills and, at the same time, develop their literacy and essential skills.

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2013-05-27

Working Together, Working Well (2005)

The authors of this manual note that being able to function as part of a team is an important skill in today’s workplace.

The manual contains 27 activities designed to develop the skills needed to be an effective team member. Each activity includes facilitator’s notes and relevant handouts.

In addition, each activity is linked to Literacy and Basic Skills (LBS) levels and to Essential Skills.

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2013-02-18

Tutor Handbook: Essential Skills – Have You Used Yours Today? (2011)

This handbook introduces a teaching and learning package developed by the Newfoundland and Labrador Laubach Literacy Council (NLLLC). It is designed to help adult learners increase their literacy and Essential Skills in order to ease the transition to a new workforce or adapt to changing technology on the job. While it is suitable for any learner, the author notes that it was specifically developed for older workers.

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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

Twitter for Teachers: How to Use Twitter to Grow Personally and Professionally (2012)

This manual accompanies a workshop or online webinar aimed at professional educators who want to learn how to use Twitter for professional development and personal growth. Twitter is an online social networking and microblogging service that allows users to send and read brief text-based messages.

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2012-10-03

Working Together, Working Well (2005)

This manual is designed to help instructors teach the skills required to work in a group.

The learning activities in the manual have been field-tested within Literacy and Basic Skills programs in both rural and urban settings in Ontario. Learner levels covered in the field tests ranged from LBS Level 1 to Level 4, equal to Level 1 and 2 in the Essential Skills.

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2012-07-30

Brighter Futures Project: Building on Family Literacy Programs by Incorporating Essential Skills (2012)

This manual grew out of a research project undertaken by an Alberta adult learning association, to examine the incorporation of Essential Skills into a family literacy program.

The project focused specifically on the Essential Skills of computer use and numeracy. A curriculum was developed and was piloted in three rural communities in Alberta.

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2012-07-16

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