Practitioner Resources

Adult Back to School Planner (2013)

This document is housed on the Government of Alberta website.

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2014-03-27

Writing for Results: A hands-on program to develop clear, effective writing skills (2006)

Instruction manual with participant handouts

The program outlined in this document has been developed to help people learn to write clearly and effectively at work, in the community, and at home.

The first principle underlying the program is that effective writing begins with a complete understanding of both the purpose of a piece of writing and its intended audience, while the second principle says that good writing is a process that takes time and follows certain steps.

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2014-03-26

Chapter 4 – Canada's Government, Activity 1 – Levels of Government in Canada, Part A: Citizenship Resource [Audio – 1:12] (2010)

This audio file accompanies a resource designed for instructors who are teaching English as a Second Language (ESL) to adults. It is part of the section dealing with government, and explains how government operates at the municipal, provincial/territorial, and federal levels in Canada.

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2014-03-25

Household and Lifestyle – Staycations (2009)

This document is one of a series developed by Money Mentors, a not-for-profit credit counselling and money management organization based in Alberta.

Here, the focus is on saving money by having a staycation, which means staying at home and pretending to be a tourist on vacation in the community.

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2014-03-20

Chapter 3 – Canada's History, Activity 7 – The Canadian Pacific Railway, Parts C & D: Citizenship Resource [Audio – 5:27] (2010)

This audio file is part of a resource developed for instructors who are teaching concepts of Canadian citizenship in an English as a Second Language (ESL) class for adults. It accompanies a chapter on history, and focuses on the building of the Canadian Pacific Railway and its importance to Canada.

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2014-03-19

Model for Integrated Foundation Skill Support in wholesale, retail and personal services training – MIFSS 3 (2013)

This document is part of a resource published by Service Skills Australia, one of 11 Industry Skills Councils funded by the Australian government to support skills development for industries. Designed to help vocational trainers integrate foundation skill development and support into their course planning and delivery, the resource can be customized to meet the needs of various sectors.

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2014-03-19

Saving Towards Goals (2009)

In this brief document, the authors offer tips for achieving goals by saving over a relatively long time frame.

They use as an example a couple whose current monthly spending includes a large amount for dining out and entertainment. They want to maintain part of this lifestyle, and save for their children’s education, a big vacation, and their retirement.

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2014-03-17

Model for Integrated Foundation Skill Support in tourism, travel and hospitality training – MIFSS 2 (2013)

Service Skills Australia is one of 11 Industry Skills Councils funded by the Australian government to support skills development for industry. It has published a resource designed to help vocational trainers integrate foundation skill support and development into their course planning and delivery.

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2014-03-14

CLB Support Kit – Section 3 Part IV – Exemplars for the Productive Skills (2012)

The Canadian Language Benchmarks (CLB) is a 12-level descriptive scale of ability in English as a Second Language (ESL). The CLB was revised in 2010 to make it clearer and more usable.

This document is the third part of a kit supporting in-service training on the revised CLB for instructors who work in programs funded by Citizenship and Immigration Canada. It provides exemplars for the language skills of speaking and writing.

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2014-03-14

Twitter – Lesson Plan (2013)

This lesson plan accompanies a three-hour workshop on how to use Twitter, the online networking services that enable users to send and read 140-character text messages called tweets.

It lists learning tasks and the time required to complete each one; suggested activities; and resources needed for each activity.

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2014-03-13

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