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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

Applications of Best Practices: A Syllabus for Tutors of Independent Studies (I.S.) at Frontier College – Part 1 (2003)

Independent Studies (IS) at Frontier College operates adult learning programs, aimed primarily at people with disabilities. This document offers an outline of the main points of the IS course of study.

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2014-04-29

Best Practices: A Framework for Documenting Qualitative Methods of Evaluating Learning in Community-Based Adult Literacy Programs from Independent Studies (I.S.) at Frontier College (2003)

This report outlines alternative ways of documenting non-academic outcomes in community-based adult literacy programs.

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2014-04-29

Reading Circle Games and Activities (2011)

This document contains a variety of activities that can help children to increase vocabulary, develop love of language, and improve literacy skills. As well, because they are designed for groups of children taking part in reading circles, the activities also emphasize social skills such as sharing and cooperating.

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2013-01-09

So you want to start a homework club… How to set up and run homework clubs (2007)

An Organizer's Workbook

The term “homework club” generally refers to an after-school program where tutors offer homework and reading support for a group of students on a regular basis. Frontier College, a national literacy organization, has been organizing such programs in every part of Canada since 1984 and this guide is based upon the knowledge gained through that experience.

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2013-01-04

Critical Crossroads: Youth, Criminal Justice and Literacy - Final report (2012)

This document summarizes the proceedings and recommendations of a national forum that brought together experts in education, social services, and the justice system to encourage action on the issue of literacy for youth in conflict with the law. Teachers, politicians, police, parole officers, students, community workers, and volunteers attended conferences held concurrently in cities around Canada on June 5, 2012.

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2013-01-04

Critical Crossroads: Youth, Criminal Justice and Literacy Literature Review (2012)

This literature review provides a demographic snapshot of literacy challenges for youth in conflict with the law in Canada, the United Kingdom, and the United States. It also includes a review of available literacy programming and research on the intersection of youth, justice and literacy in those three countries.

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2012-06-27

Critical Crossroads: Youth, Criminal Justice and Literacy Discussion Paper (2012)

The goal of this paper is to encourage critical discussion and future planning for effective and measurable literacy programming for youth in conflict with the law in Canada.

The authors note that literacy is critical to both the reduction and prevention of criminal involvement for young people, and describe their paper as a call to action for coordinated services and programming for youth, before, during or after incarceration.

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2012-06-22

The Clear Writer's Hit Squad [Video - 15:52] (2009)

This video takes an amusing approach to the subject of clear writing for the workplace.

It begins with a writing “hit squad” bursting in on a manager as he writes another jargon-filled, overly complicated memo to his employees. The manager learns that while his writing is grammatically correct, it is anything but clear.

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2012-05-17
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