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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

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

Money Matters: Financial literacy program – Unit 1 (2013)

This document is one of the resources for Money Matters, a program that sees volunteer tutors from the TD Bank go into community learning centres to teach numeracy and financial skills. The program was developed in 2011 by ABC Life Literacy Canada.

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2013-11-20

When We Get Together: Yearbook 2013 (2013)

This document offers a collection of writings by students and friends of the Halifax Community Learning Network (HCLN), a non-profit organization serving Nova Scotia’s capital region.

Learner writings include personal stories, poetry, book reports, and short stories. One learner wrote about her life in Ethiopia, and another described a recent operation. Others wrote about families, hobbies, and places that are important to them.

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2013-11-04

Life Literacy Radio – Episode 4: Interview with staff at MW Canada; Bobby Cameron, literacy advocate; and Robert Munsch, bestselling author [Audio 23:19] (2010)

Launched in 2010 by ABC Life Literacy Canada, Life Literacy Radio is an audio podcast dedicated to literacy, education, and lifelong learning.

This episode begins with an interview with some of the managers and staff at MW Canada, a company in Cambridge, Ontario, that manufactures materials used for window coverings. They discuss the vital role of the company’s in-house skills and learning centre.

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2013-10-24

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

Child Care Worker: Preparation for Certification Program - A Journey to the Future (2012)

Presentation by PALN Project Team April 18, 2012

This presentation outlines a program developed by the Prince Albert Literacy Network (PALN) in Saskatchewan to help adults with low literacy skills prepare for careers in child care.

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2013-09-09

Everything Present in the Seed: Community Leadership Facilitator's Guide (2013)

Everything Present in the Seed (EPIS) Community Leadership Training is a curriculum designed to help community members discover their innate leadership values and skills and, at the same time, improve their literacy and essential skills. It was developed through a partnership between Capilano University and a number of neighbourhood organizations in Vancouver, British Columbia.

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2013-06-05

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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