Saskatchewan Literacy Network (SLN)

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

Partnering for Knowledge Mobilization (2012)

In this presentation, the head of the Knowledge Mobilization Unit at York University in Toronto, Ontario, outlines an emerging institutional service designed to maximize the social, environmental, and economic impacts of university research.

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2013-08-12

Rural Routes Initiative (2012)

This presentation offers an introduction to the Rural Routes initiative, developed by Alberta’s NorQuest College.

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2013-07-29

Strategies for Avoiding Professional Burnout (2009)

The authors of this document offer a set of individual strategies for avoiding professional burnout, arranged under the acronym WARTS: Work practices; Attitudes; Relationships; Thoughts; and Self-care.

The strategies are presented in chart form, with sections explaining what to do; why to do it; and how to do it.

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2013-06-24

Literacy and Essential Skills in Saskatchewan: Environmental Scan 2012 (2012)

The goal of this report is to provide context for understanding the current state of Literacy and Essential Skills (LES) in the province of Saskatchewan. The author discusses such issues as existing and emerging skill shortages; increasing numbers of people seeking English as a Second Language (ESL) training; the growing Aboriginal population and its literacy needs; and other demographic challenges faced by the province.

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2013-01-31

A Quick Guide to Community Literacy Needs Assessments (N.D.)

The author begins by explaining that a community literacy needs assessment is a planning tool that measures the gap between present and desired capacity. Gathering this information is the first step in developing a strong program.

The author offers advice on identifying potential project partners in the community; developing a needs assessment strategy; and deciding how best to collect the information required.

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2011-05-06

Prenatal Caring Circle: Promoting family literacy, bonding and well-being before and after birth (2011)

Pregnancy calendar

This calendar is part of the Prenatal Caring Circle, a program that helps expectant mothers and the important people in their lives learn about family literacy and about nurturing both mother and child before and after the birth.

The calendar is divided into sections for each of the nine months of pregnancy, with additional sections dealing with labour and delivery and with the first three months after the birth.

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2011-04-27

Prenatal Caring Circle: Promoting family literacy, bonding and well-being before and after birth (2011)

Pregnancy Guide

Prenatal Caring Circle is a program for expectant mothers and the important people in their lives. The goals of the program are to help participants learn what family literacy means; how to strengthen the bond with their baby before and after birth; and how to nurture their own and their baby’s well-being before and after birth.

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2011-04-27
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