Essential Skills Ontario

Finding the Value in Your Organization – Essential Skills Ontario Webinar (2013)

This presentation, given at a webinar hosted by Essential Skills Ontario (ESO), introduces the concept of social return on investment (SROI) and provides an example of how an organization used it to measure the real value of the services it provides.

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2014-02-04

Selected Examples of LMA Initiatives Related to Literacy and Essential Skills (2011)

Prepared for the OLC Webinar “Labour Market Agreements: What Literacy & Essential Skills Programs Need to Know” - Presented by Brigid Hayes, November 15, 2011

This document was prepared to accompany a webinar presented in November 2011 by the Ontario Literacy Coalition, now called Essential Skills Ontario.

The webinar was designed to help literacy organizations understand labour market transfers from the federal government and, in particular, to understand the implications of one specific transfer, the Labour Market Agreement (LMA).

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2014-01-27

Learning the 21st Century Way: Making Sense of How to use Social Media for Learning – Webinar presenter, Dr. Sarah Eaton [Video – 1:04:23] (2012)

In this webinar, Dr. Sarah Eaton of the University of Calgary shares her experience of incorporating social media, specifically Twitter, into one of her courses. Aimed at students who were on academic probation, the course was about becoming an effective learner.

She begins with a discussion of the growing role of social media in education and shows how it can add value to the learning process.

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2013-07-22

Outcomes are Just the Beginning: Using Data for Program Improvement – Webinar presenter, Norman Rowen [Video – 58:50] (2012)

This webinar focuses on how to use information on social program outcomes to improve those programs and make sure they function effectively.

The seminar is led by Norman Rowen, a well-known figure in Canada’s Literacy and Essential Skills (LES) field. In particular, he is known for his role in the Pathways to Education program, established in Toronto’s Regent Park housing project in 2001.

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2013-07-15

Key Tips for Writing your Message Clearly - Webinar presenter, Leah Morris [Video – 56:06] (2012)

This webinar, hosted by Leah Morris, the executive director of the Adult Basic Education Association in Hamilton, Ontario, offers practical advice for writing clearly.

She suggests that before starting to write, the writer needs to determine who the audience will be; what the needs of that audience are; and what the writer wants to tell the reader.

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2013-06-12
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