Decoda Literacy Solutions

Learning Disabilities: Strategies to help adult learners in their quest for success! (2011)

This document is part of a resource package developed through a project designed to address the needs of literacy practitioners working with adults who have learning disabilities.

It contains sheets for three activities that can be carried out either one to one or in small groups to help adults improve their reading and numeracy skills.

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2014-05-23

My Math Path: 4, 5 and 6 - Decimal numbers, Common fractions and Powers & roots (2011)

This is an e-learning textbook for adults who want to upgrade their basic math skills, and for teachers or tutors looking for math resources they can use with students.

The first section covers decimals in general, with specific reference to place value; mathematical operations with decimals; and order of operations.

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2014-05-22

Living Well on What You've Got: Tips & hints for making the most of every penny (2011)

This booklet offers tips for living well and saving money at the same time.

The tips are organized by topic, including groceries and food; shopping; household expenses; fitness; health and wellness; special occasions; entertainment; transportation; and recipes.

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2014-05-22

Addressing Learning Disabilities With the Medicine Wheel [Video - 4:58] (2013)

This video shows how the Ts'zil Learning Centre in British Columbia uses the four elements of the medicine wheel to address the needs of First Nations students with learning disabilities. The wheel is divided into sections representing the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual aspects of the person.

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2014-05-16

Twitter – Lesson Plan (2013)

This lesson plan accompanies a three-hour workshop on how to use Twitter, the online networking services that enable users to send and read 140-character text messages called tweets.

It lists learning tasks and the time required to complete each one; suggested activities; and resources needed for each activity.

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2014-03-13

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

Hope Behind Bars [Video – 7:18] (2010)

In this video, young men from the Burnaby Youth Custody Centre in British Columbia use hip hop music to help them tell their stories, and share their hopes for the future.

The video is one of two created during a four-day literacy program. In collaboration with filmmakers from the non-profit Reel Youth organization, the young men produced the music beats, wrote the lyrics, and filmed the videos.

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2013-07-30

Embedding Literacy & Essential Skills: Lessons from our research (2012)

This document outlines a three-year research project that explored a variety of ways to think about Literacy and Essential Skills in the context of the workplace, and developed strategies to engage people in actively embedding literacy in the workplace.

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2013-04-04

Understanding Learning Disabilities and Strategies for Tutors of Adult Learners - Tutor Training Module (2011)

This is the outline for a two-hour workshop that introduces participants to learning disabilities in adults. It provides a timeframe for the workshop, sets out specific objectives, offers suggestions for ice-breaking activities, and lists materials that will be required.

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2012-10-30

Understanding Learning Disabilities and Strategies for Tutors of Adult Learners – Presentation (2011)

This slide presentation has been prepared for a workshop that introduces participants to learning disabilities in adults.

It begins with a discussion of the impact of learning disabilities on both the individual and on society, followed by an introduction to the broad categories of learning disabilities.

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2012-10-23

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