Literacy Alberta

Assisting Adults with Learning Disabilities (2013)

This booklet offers a variety of strategies for practitioners working with adults who have learning disabilities.

The authors begin with a series of studying tips for visual, auditory, or kinesthetic learners. They encourage instructors to assess individuals' learning styles and teach to the stronger style.

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2014-04-14

Up Skill Athabasca: Providing Essential Skills for the Athabasca Region and the Oil Sands Industry (2012)

Presentation given during The Centre for Literacy Summer Institute 2012, June 27 - 29, 2012 in Montreal, QC

This presentation offers an overview of a cross-sectoral demonstration project aimed at improving the Essential Skills of workers in the Wood Buffalo region of Alberta, home to the Athabasca Oil Sands.

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2013-06-28

Creating Learning Partners (2007)

OVERHEADS for the facilitator's guide for training

This resource consists of a series of overheads intended to be used with tutor training guide Creative Partners: A Facilitator's Guide to Training Effective Adult Literacy Tutors. The overheads are related to specific topics covered in the guide.

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2008-09-04

Creating Learning Partners (2007)

HANDOUTS for the facilitator's guide for training

This resource consists of handouts for adult literacy tutors-in-training. It is intended to be used in conjunction with the Creative Learning Partners:Facilitator's Guide for Training Effective Adult Literacy Tutors. It includes handouts for the 12 units listed in the training guide.

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2008-09-04

Creating Learning Partners (2011)

A facilitator's guide for training effective adult literacy tutors

This training guide is intended for literacy coordinators and others who train adult literacy tutors.

It is divided into 12 units dealing with such topics as learning styles; characteristics of adult learners; planning for learning; and learning disabilities.

As well, two units focus specifically on English as a Second Language (ESL) tutoring.

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2008-09-04

Growing Our Way (2004)

A Report on the Professional Development Project

The Literacy Coordinators of Alberta (now Literacy Alberta) launched the Professional Development Project in the fall of 2002 to research and plan professional development for coordinators of community adult literacy programs. The purpose of this report is to document the Professional Development Project research process, to report on learnings from the research, and to present the proposed professional development program.

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2008-04-25

Growing Our Way (2004)

A Report on the Professional Development Project

In the fall of 2002, the Literacy Coordinators of Alberta launched the Professional Development Project (PDP) to research and plan pathways to learning for literacy coordinators.

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2008-03-28

The Way In (2006)

Word on the Prairie - Photo Essays of Real Lives

This book combines photos and personal essays by six individuals who have at some point in their lives been involved in literacy and learning programs. Each of these people found their way to literacy programs along different life paths. This book does not reflect the lives of all literacy students, but rather it is a ‘snapshot’ of these six people’s lives.

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2008-03-19

Building Community Capacity: Focus on Literacy (2005)

Community Impact Evaluation and Literacy Practitioner Impact Evaluation

In 2004, Literacy Alberta and Bow Valley College partnered to develop a two-part training course for practitioners working in the literacy field. The first part of the project involved the design and development of the course and the practicum, while the second part saw the delivery of a pilot of the course to 11 “literacy specialist” participants from 11 different Alberta communities.

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2005-09-22
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