Adult Literacy

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

Computer Use: An Essential Skill [Video – 1:54] (2013)

This brief animated video uses a lighthearted approach to illustrate both the importance of computer skills and the fact that no-one is ever too old to learn.

The viewer sees a hand using a felt-tipped marker to produce sketches that appear on a white screen. They show an older man reading the job ads in a newspaper, then looking rather nervously at an elaborate computer.

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2013-07-23

Enhancing Pathways - Phase 2: The Literacy and Language Continuum (2012)

This report outlines the second phase of a project designed to build the coordination capacity of Ontario’s regional literacy networks, and to further develop partnerships among service delivery agencies that provide literacy and language programming.

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2013-07-22

In Our Own Words: Our Learners' Stories (2012)

This is the seventh collection of writings by learners enrolled in the Volunteer Literacy Tutor Program, a joint project of Literacy Central Vancouver Island and the Nanaimo campus of Vancouver Island University. It was launched in September 2012 to mark International Literacy Day.

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2013-07-19

The OALCF: Exploring Assessment Tools and Developing an Assessment Strategy - Webinar 2, presenter – Robyn Cook-Ritchie [Video – 1:51:27] (2012)

This is the concluding section of a two-part webinar series designed to help Literacy and Basic Skills (LBS) practitioners prepare for the implementation of the Ontario Adult Literacy Curriculum Framework (OALCF), beginning in April 2012. The webinar is presented by Robyn Cook-Ritchie, an LBS program manager and adult literacy consultant.

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2013-07-19

Document Use: An Essential Skill [Video – 1:53] (2013)

This short animated video, prepared by Literacy Alberta, uses eye-catching sketches to convey a message about the importance of Essential Skills and lifelong learning in everyday life.

The sketches, which appear quickly on a white screen, show a family sitting around a table while a narrator discusses situations in which they will need strong document use skills.

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2013-07-16

Numeracy: An Essential Skill [Video – 1:39] (2013)

This short animated video takes a fun approach to showing how improving numeracy skills can add up to big life changes.

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2013-07-08

The SCALES Computer Use Tool Kit (2012)

This document is one of the resources developed through the SCALES (Supporting the Canadian Advancement of Literacy and Essential Skills) project, undertaken by CONNECT Strategic Alliances, representing Ontario’s 24 publicly funded colleges. It offers tips on seeking job postings online and, at the same time, improving computer skills.

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2013-07-04

OALCF Resource List (2012)

This is a list of resources for use with the Ontario Adult Literacy Curriculum Framework (OALCF), a competency-based framework that supports the development of programming delivered through Literacy and Basic Skills (LBS) agencies. It grew out of an online resource fair hosted by Community Literacy of Ontario (CLO) in February 2012.

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2013-07-04

Social Finance and Employment and Training Programs (2012)

Presentation at The Centre for Literacy Fall Institute, October 14-16, 2012 in Saint John, NB

This presentation examines both the potential of social finance to help governments meet their policy objectives in the field of employment and training programs, and the extent to which social finance models are currently being used to solve challenges in that field.

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2013-07-02

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