Strategies

Alberta Reading Benchmarks - Sharing the Journey with Adult Indigenous Learners: A Teaching Reading Strategies Guide (2013)

This guide is a teaching companion to the Alberta Reading Benchmarks (ARB). It explains the different benchmarks and how certain teaching strategies can be applied to help Aboriginal learners with their skills in reading English printed text. It suggests learning activities and outlines possible lesson progressions for levels which loosely correspond to Grades 1 to 9.

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2014-04-17

Tutor Workshop Handbook (2010)

This Handbook is the result of a "best of the best" approach that can be used by tutors, trainers and literacy practitioners in general. The authors hope it is a tremendous resource that can help achieve higher levels of literacy throughout Ontario. It could also be used elsewhere, with the same results.

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2014-03-27

ES Solutions @ Malach Ltd. (2013)

A WEM partnership case study

Malach Ltd., a manufacturer of sheet metal products for various construction applications based in Winnipeg, Manitoba, has used Essential Skills (ES) training to meet the challenges of growing demand and market expansion.

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2013-11-20

ES Solutions @ Kleysen Transport (2013)

A WEM partnership case study

The success of Essential Skills (ES) training in the workplace led Kleysen Transport to develop a whole new vision of how the company should operate.

Based in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Kleysen Transport employs 500 people across Canada. With help from Workplace Education Manitoba (WEM), Kleysen had identified and responded to ES gaps among its employees that were affecting workplace performance.

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2013-11-20

Pre-Trades Training for Northern Women (2008)

An Inventory of Existing Pre-Trades Training Programs for Women in the Yukon Territory, the Northwest Territories, and Nunavut Territory

Within the next decade, a large number of new tradespeople will be required to fill jobs in the mining, oil and gas, and construction sectors in Canada’s three territories. Unless northern women are prepared to enter trades occupations in large numbers, those positions will probably be filled by workers from outside the territories and, possibly, from outside of Canada.

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2013-11-08

Embedding Literacy and Essential Skills in the Workplace – Final Research Report (2013)

This is the final research report of a three-year project, designed to explore ways to think about Literacy and Essential Skills in the context of the workplace, and to develop strategies for actively embedding literacy in the workplace.

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2013-10-16

OALCF: Stakeholder Information Sharing Strategies (2011)

Report

This document summarizes the results of a survey circulated by Community Literacy of Ontario (CLO) in late 2011 to get ideas about sharing Ontario Adult Literacy Curriculum Framework (OALCF) information with Employment Ontario partners. Practitioners from 22 community-based literacy agencies responded.

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2013-06-20

CUPE Integrates Literacy: A Canadian Labour Congress Case Study (2007)

This document outlines how the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) has integrated literacy and clear language into the life of the union.

The authors explain that in this context, “integration” means working towards a time when a literacy and clear language lens is applied to planning, strategizing, implementing, and evaluating everything the union does.

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2013-06-11

Fact Sheet: The Adult with Learning Disabilities and Employment (2011)

In this brief document, the authors note that the formal identification and disclosure of the presence of a learning disability can benefit both the employee, by helping him keep a job, and the employer, by reducing costly staff turnover.

The authors describe signs that an employee may have a learning disability, including performance inconsistency; communication confusion; poor coordination; and difficulty concentrating.

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2013-06-10

Thinking About the Embedding of Essential Skills – Especially in Terms of 21st Century Learners (2013)

In this presentation, the author makes the case for a new learner-centred and holistic approach to Essential Skills (ES), defining those skills as the ones both individuals and societies need to survive in the 21st century.

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2013-04-29

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