Training/Workshops

Summer in Smallywood Essential Skills - Instruction Manual (2011)

"Summer in Smallywood" is a series of three online games designed to help young adult learners (ages 15-30) improve their employability by increasing their competence level in three Essential Skills: oral communication; working with others; and thinking skills.

In this instruction manual, the authors introduce the Smallywood characters; explain how to create a character and select a game; and provide a guide to the game screen.

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2011-11-25

Using Clear Language - Introduction (2009)

The goal of the Widening Access for Adult Literacies project, which ran in Edmonton, Alberta, from 2006 to 2009, was to find ways to make it easier for adults with literacy challenges to access programs and other community resources.

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2011-11-25

Summer in Smallywood Essential Skills - Activities (2011)

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

This document provides further activities for the learner to do after finishing playing the games. The goal is to reinforce the skills learned by applying them to the learner’s own life.

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2011-11-22

Community Development (2010)

In 2001, the NWT Literacy Council initiated Tools for Community Building, a three-day workshop designed to help communities develop, deliver and manage their own literacy programs. Since then, the workshop has been presented in a dozen communities.

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2011-11-04

Supported Job Search - Part B: Student Manual (2004)

This manual introduces students completing their academic programs at a learning centre to the concept of a supported job search. The author notes that both job clubs and a supported job search are based on the premise that looking for work should not be done in isolation.

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2011-11-01

Supported Job Search - Part A: Coach's Guide (2004)

The goal of this guide and the accompanying student manual is to help people search effectively for work.

The author notes that both job clubs and a supported job search are based on the premise that looking for work should not be done in isolation. Specifically, the supported job search is designed for people who have finished their academic program at a learning centre and are ready to search for a job.

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2011-11-01

Essential Skills for Literacy Practitioners (2011)

Final Report

This report describes a review of the training and certification system used by Laubach Literacy Ontario (LLO) to ensure that tutor and trainer competencies required by all levels in LLO’s current certification system were identified. The project, which began in January 2009, was considered one of the affiliated projects in support of the Ontario Adult Literacy Curriculum initiative.

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2011-10-28

Building Bridges: Laubach Small Group Manual (2002)

Laubach literacy programs have traditionally provided one-to-one tutoring. This document, prepared by Laubach Literacy Ontario (LLO), describes how small-group instruction can be incorporated into a program without undermining the Laubach philosophy.

The authors discuss the benefits of working with small groups; outline factors that should be considered; and provide instructions for running a small group.

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2011-10-25

Saskatoon Urban Aboriginal Strategy (2011)

Final Report 2010-2011

This document outlines the establishment of the Aboriginal Parent Roles Interacting with Teacher Support (APRINTS) project in Saskatoon, a family literacy program designed to enhance children’s learning through play, drawing, writing, sharing books, talking and storytelling.

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2011-09-09

Bridging the Employment Gap for Learners with Low Literacy Levels (2008)

This document is a presentation that gives literacy practitioners an introduction to the Bridging the Employment Gap program developed by the Simcoe/Muskoka Literacy Network (SMLN) in Ontario.

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2011-08-30

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