Authors: Michael Eden Reynolds, Joanna Lilley, Khâ sha, Ann MacDonald, Jamella Hagen, K. J. Munro, Larry Bagnell, Patricia Robertson, Christine Hakim, Joe Zucchiatti, Erling Friis-Baastad, Clea Roberts
This document was published by the Yukon Literacy Council (YLC) to launch a seasonal literacy campaign featuring the work of 12 local poets. During the campaign, which ran from November 30 to December 21, 2012, the poems were read on the local radio station and appeared in the local newspaper.
Members of the public were encouraged to download a poem to post at home and work, then let the YLC know by email or via Facebook that they had done so. They then had an opportunity to win prizes.
The 12 poems in the collection showcase a variety of styles and themes, though many of them reflect the experience of living in Canada’s northern region.
Prepared by Jean Rasmussen of Literacy BC, this Framework is intended as a guide to promote good practice and provide support and information to the many individuals and groups involved in family literacy
This document was prepared in 1999 by a team of family literacy stakeholders led by Literacy BC and the Provincial Family Literacy Working Group – Training and Standards Sub-Committee. The framework is intended to promote good practice and provide support and information to the wide range of individuals and groups involved with family literacy throughout British Columbia. The document includes a definition of family literacy and statements of the goals and values of family literacy in B.C. The Statements of Best Practice section presents a list of 16 factors that contribute to best practice in family literacy, from philosophy and planning to resources and language diversity. The Standards of Best Practice section reworks those 16 factors into a checklist to provide an evaluation tool for program planning and development.
Essential Skills for Life, Learning and Work, National Version
This publication is related to Human Resources Development Canada's Applications of Working and Learning (AWAL) project, a national, professional development project for educators. It is part of a student-focused bilingual AWAL project that was developed as a way to bring the Essential Skills research, not just to teachers, but also to students. This project involved developing a classroom resource that exposes students in Grades 7-12 to the theory behind the Essential Skills so that this language becomes meaningful, informative and commonplace. In its design, the resource ensures that students will not just hear it and speak it; they will live it and experience it through continued, deliberate, and explicit practice and application.
This student-focused AWAL resource book was designed as a graduated AWAL experience for students in Grades 7-12. It is divided into four sections: introductory, beginner, intermediate, and expert.
This is one of four stories adapted from a screenplay, the others are entitled:
- Roger's Story
- Margaret's Story
ESL Literacy is a program for individuals who are learning English as a Second Language and who are not functionally literate in their own language for a variety of reasons.
This document, revised in 2012, offers the outline for a three-hour lesson on caring for a computer. The learning objectives include keeping a computer physically clean and safe; maintaining the computer system and files; protecting the computer from threats; and using basic troubleshooting techniques.
The lesson plan includes a detailed description of specific learning tasks; an estimate of time needed for each task; and a list of required resources.
This document has been licensed under Creative Commons, a non-profit organization devoted to expanding the range of works available to share legally. It has developed copyright licences that allow creators, free of charge, to specify which rights they reserve and which rights they waive with regard to the use of their work.
This workbook has been developed to accompany the lesson plan contained in “Caring for Your Computer,” published by Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy (CBAL).
It includes information on both physically cleaning computer hardware and protecting the computer against viruses and other threats.
The authors have also included a section on basic troubleshooting techniques and a glossary of relevant terms.
The document has been licensed under Creative Commons, a non-profit organization that has developed copyright licences that, free of charge, allow creators to specify which rights they reserve and which rights they waive with regard to the use of their work.
The workbook was updated in 2012.
A Practitioner's Guide to Family Literacy Sessions With Parents of Infants, Toddlers and PreSchoolers
This is a guide for community-based practitioners who want to deliver literacy workshops to parents of infants, toddlers and preschoolers. The authors encourage practitioners to tailor their workshops to meet the needs and interests of their particular group.
The authors have included information on planning a workshop, tips for leading a session, and suggestions for accessing resources in the community.
The guide is divided into sections with specific ideas for various age groups. The authors have also included many suggestions for reading material.
The Information Highway in Canada
The purpose of this study was to analyze Canadian households at the margins in terms of access to the Information Highway, generally considered to be The Internet. The study provides a better understanding of the attitudes, practices and the needs of those who are not connected to the Internet, and the circumstances under which some of these non-users are likely to go online. For more information on this report please contact: Public Interest Advocacy Centre, 1 Nicholas Street, Suite 1204, Ottawa ON K1N 7B7, Tel. (613) 562-4002, Fax (613) 562-0007, Email : firstname.lastname@example.org This report is also available online in pdf format at : http://dsp-psd.pwgsc.gc.ca/Collection/RH34-9-2000E.pdf (01.07.04)
A Learner-Centered Approach to Tutoring Adult ESL Learners
Authors: Myrina Rutten-James
This manual is designed for facilitators of training programs for volunteer English as a Second Language tutors. The author has devised a program of eight sessions, each requiring two to three hours to complete. Sessions can be adapted for one-on-one use and the order of the sessions can be rearranged.
The training sessions cover topics like understanding the context; culture and communication; the learner; teaching strategies; speaking and pronunciation; and lesson planning.
The author has included preview and review assignments.