Practitioner Resources

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

National Occupational Standards: Task Analysis – Dock Worker (2010)

Dock workers are responsible for sorting, handling, and loading freight as safely and efficiently as possible. They are employed by transportation companies, manufacturing and distribution companies and moving companies.

This guide, prepared by the Canadian Trucking Human Resources Council (CTHRC), breaks down the job of a dock worker to identify specific tasks carried out and skills required.

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2014-04-25

Cook – Job Profile (2013)

This document is housed on the Government of Alberta server.

This job profile is part of an easy-to-read career planning resource. The authors use the example of a cook working in a hospital kitchen to explain the nature of the job; workplace conditions; necessary skills and traits; potential wages; and possible training required.

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2014-04-23

Chapter 5 – Elections, Activity 4 – Voter Information Card - Listening: Citizenship Resource [Audio – 1:04] (2010)

This audio file accompanies an activity designed to explain the importance of a voter information card. It is part of a resource developed for instructors teaching concepts of Canadian citizenship in an English as a Second Language (ESL) class for adults.

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2014-04-22

Accessibility for Individual Service: Frontier College Customer Service Training Program (2012)

This training guide is designed to help an organization’s staff and volunteers find the best way to serve customers with disabilities. The term customer is defined broadly as someone who calls to inquire, walks in the door, or who deals with the organization on any given day.

The guide begins with a definition of disability as described in both human rights and workplace legislation.

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2014-04-16

Carpenter – Job Profile (2013)

This document is housed on the Government of Alberta server.

Part of an easy reading career planning resource, this profile explains what a carpenter does on the job. The authors explain the seasonal nature of the work, and discuss the skills and traits required for the job.

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2014-04-15

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

Chapter 5 – Elections, Activity 1 – Voter Information Card, Part B: Citizenship Resource [Audio – 0:56] (2010)

This audio file is part of a resource designed for instructors who are teaching English as a Second Language (ESL) to adults, with special emphasis on topics related to citizenship. It is part of an activity that helps learners become familiar with a voter information card.

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2014-04-14

Clear Language Driver's Guide – Cars and light trucks (2013)

Prepared by Literacy Alberta and based on the province’s official driver’s guide, this guide has been written in clear language that is easy to understand.

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2014-04-10

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