Training/Workshops

Igniting the Power Within: Level 1 Curriculum (2011)

Essential Skills and RPL Certification for Advisors/Counsellors

Igniting the Power Within (ITPW) is a series of certification workshops on Essential Skills (ES) and Recognizing Prior Learning (RPL) for Aboriginal communities.

This document, the first in a series of four, is the curriculum for a two-day workshop for advisers and counsellors who want to plan and implement ITPW certification training in their communities.

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2012-04-17

Summer in Smallywood Essential Skills - Self-Assessment (2011)

"Summer in Smallywood" is a series of three online games, aimed at learners ages 15-30, designed to improve competence in the Essential Skills of oral communication, working with others, and thinking skills.

In this self-assessment document, learners are asked to read a series of statements for each of the three skills and decide whether they would rate their personal skill level as good, average or needs improvement for each one.

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2012-04-10

Igniting the Power Within: Level 2 Curriculum (2011)

Building Portfolios Certification for Advisors/Counsellors

In 2004, a group of First Nation, Métis, and non-Aboriginal practitioners met to discuss how the nine Essentials Skills (ES) and Recognizing Prior Learning (RPL) should be introduced and taught to Aboriginal communities in Manitoba. This meeting eventually resulted in the development of a four-level certification program called Igniting the Power Within (ITPW).

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2012-04-10

Communication Essentials: Modular Workshop - Introduction (2009)

This guide offers facilitators the tools they need to deliver a one-day workshop designed to help learners build and practise their oral communication skills.

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2012-03-21

Communication Essentials: Modular Workshop Exercises (2009)

Complexity Level 2

This document contains core exercises for a one-day workshop aimed at helping learners improve their oral communication skills.

The exercises focus on six skills: listening; asking questions; giving instructions; sharing an opinion; saying no; and giving and receiving feedback. There is at least one exercise for each of those skills.

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2012-03-13

Sharing Our Gifts: Build skills together and create a family scrapbook – Facilitator's Guide (2012)

This guide has been developed to help community facilitators lead a two-hour workshop designed to encourage parents to create their own family literacy scrapbook. It includes the corresponding parent’s guide, with the addition of some information on facilitation at the front of each section. For example, there are tips for facilitating groups and suggestions for planning the workshop schedule.

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2012-03-12

Literacy Impacts: Families - Training (2010)

This fact sheet summarizes the short and midterm outcomes of READ Saskatoon’s “Introduction to Family Literacy Training” program.

Immediately after completing their training, participants showed increased confidence and knowledge about facilitating a family literacy program. Surveyed by phone two years after completing their training, most participants were still committed to promoting family literacy.

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2012-03-12

Communication Essentials: Oral Communication Skills Workshop (2008)

This presentation, designed for a workshop on oral communication, provides an overview of the subject as both a skill in itself and as one of the nine Essential Skills.

It includes lists of factors that can help or hinder communication; reasons for studying communication; pointers about culture and communication; and diagrams illustrating the complexity of group communication.

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2012-03-01

Essential Edge: Integrating Essential Skills into a Rural Labour Market – Pilot Project Evaluation Report (2012)

This document describes a project undertaken in 2010-11 to increase understanding and awareness of the concept of Literacy and Essential Skills (LES) among literacy and adult educators, employment service providers, employers, and workers or job seekers in British Columbia’s southern interior region.

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2012-02-07

Canadian English: Not Just a Hybrid of British and American English (1998)

This paper was presented at a workshop on teaching English as a foreign language, held at the Universidad de Holguin in Cuba in 1998. In it, the author grapples with the idea of Canadian English as something more than a simple mixture of British and American usages.

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2011-12-09

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