Practitioner resources

Practitioners as Learners (2006)

A Professional Development Project

This project was initiated by the Saskatchewan Literacy Network in 2003 for the purpose of identifying and meeting the growing and changing professional development needs of practitioners in Saskatchewan. The central goal of this project was to research, develop, implement and evaluate a professional development plan for literacy practitioners in Saskatchewan.

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2008-03-03

Toward a "whole life" approach (2007)

A guide to learning disabilities resources for adult literacy educators

This reference guide is written for adult literacy educators looking for resources to support their practice in the area of learning disabilities(LD). The authors treat learning disabilities as a “whole life” issue that shapes not only literacy and learning, but also people’s self-esteem, family and work life.

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2008-02-29

Intermediate Technology Workshop For Learners (2007)

This manual offers learners who already have some basic computer skills information and instruction on more advanced computer topics. This manual is intended to be used in a hands-on intermediate-level workshop. Topics discussed include
- Exploring Windows
- Word processing
- Internet as a research tool
- Email management
- Basic computer maintenance
- Online learning sites

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2008-02-28

Learning in Peace - A Model for Violence-Free Adult Literacy Programs (2006)

Recent research into violence and learning has revealed that violence is a reality for all individuals in society including learners in adult literacy programs and that violence has a negative impact on learning. As educators, literacy workers have a responsibility to acknowledge that violence exists in society and to promote an educational model that has peace and respect for diversity at its core.

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2008-02-20

Monitoring Tools: Monitoring Tools for Volunteer Tutor Programs (2006)

Project Literacy Victoria

From the Ground Up (FGU) is a project of Research in Practice in Adult Literacy (BC), in partnership with Literacy BC, that helps practitioners develop tools to evaluate their community-based programs and facilitate the reporting process. This document is one in a series that describes monitoring tools that have been developed by different BC communities.

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2008-02-07

Monitoring Tools: Reflective Practice (2006)

Houston Link to Learning and Storytellers' Foundation

From the Ground Up (FGU) is a project of Research in Practice in Adult Literacy (BC), in partnership with Literacy BC, that helps practitioners develop tools to evaluate their community-based programs and facilitate the reporting process. This document is one in a series that describes monitoring tools that have been developed by different BC communities.

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2008-02-07

From Concrete to Abstract: The Benefits of Using a Guided Reflective Writing Technique with Adult Literacy Students (2006)

This document describes the Guided Reflective Writing Technique (GRWT), an intervention writing activity which the author designed, developed, and taught. She used this activity at the end of every class session with her students.

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2007-12-13

Our Own Newfoundland and Labrador (2006)

Newfoundland and Labrador Social Studies

This social studies guide gives an overview of Newfoundland and Labrador. The guide also includes questions to reinforce what has been taught and/or learned.

The guide includes the following sections:

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2007-08-13

Promising Practices in Family Literacy Programs (2007)

In recent years, family literacy providers across Canada have developed guidelines and quality standards for family literacy programs to ensure they support the needs of a wide range of families in a wide range of communities. This article focuses on five central statements of principle that form the foundation of promising practice in family literacy. Each statement is followed by examples of its implementation in actual programs.

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2007-07-31

Through the Looking Glass (1998)

Who am I? What Can I Do? What Do I Know? A workbook to use with CanadaWorks

CanadaWorks! is a classroom resource (available in the NALD library) that focuses on employability skills and knowledge that will help learners focus on workplace experiences once they get a job.

Through the Looking Glass is an interactive workbook for learners that can be used with CanadaWorks! as a companion learning tool.

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2007-07-05

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