Authors: Sandy Coghlin
The focus of this project is to use real-life numeracy activities as a starting point for developing skills required in the workplace.
The curriculum is divided into 18 classes with each class introducing an everyday life activity for a reference point, then continuing to reinforce the embedded numeracy skills present using workplace activities. The workplace activities are at Essential Skill level one and two.
Among the skills covered in the curriculum are counting; making change; calculating tax; and converting measurements.
Each class includes additional computer activities to enhance the workplace skills that have just been learned.
Authors: Samaritan House Training Centre
The Bridging the Gap curriculum guides offer practitioners the tools to integrate information technology into many of the reading, writing, and computer requirements of today`s workplace. Having a comprehensive computer-integrated curriculum gives both the practitioner and the learner the skills needed in the 21st Century workplace.
This manual grew out of a research project undertaken by an Alberta adult learning association, to examine the incorporation of Essential Skills into a family literacy program.
The project focused specifically on the Essential Skills of computer use and numeracy. A curriculum was developed and was piloted in three rural communities in Alberta.
The manual includes separate sections on computer use and numeracy. Each contains activities, lists of required materials, and links to online resources.
The authors have also included information about the nature of Essential Skills and specific tips for working with adult learners
CanadaWorks! focuses on employability skills and knowledge that will help learners focus on experiences that come after getting a job. This is a classroom resource that can be integrated into curriculum that is already developed for learners based on an assessment of their workplace literacy needs.
Series: Essential Skills Training - LLEO
This curriculum has been designed for adults who want to strengthen their reading, writing, math, and other Essential Skills in preparation for an entry-level position or for further training in clerical work. It provides information and activities related to real work in the clerical field, as well as demonstration activities that can be included in a job application.
The curriculum contains sections for both the learner and the practitioner. The section for learners includes modules on thinking skills, documents and forms, record management, communication, and the workplace environment.
The practitioner’s guide offers suggestions for teaching the material, along with answer keys for the various learning activities.
The curriculum is suitable for a variety of learners, including those who are planning to enter the workforce for the first time; people who are changing careers; new Canadians who need to know more about the Canadian workplace; employees who are trying to improve their skills; and people who want to improve their Essential Skills.
Integrating Reading and Writing Skills with Effective Parenting
Authors: Elma Gerwin
The goal of this booklet is to share with other practitioners some of the curriculum ideas and activities arising from our own experiences in teaching parent literacy.
Authors: Nova Scotia Department of Education
This is the curriculum for a refresher course in document use, developed as part of a Nova Scotia initiative that includes an informal assessment as part of the apprenticeship registration process in order to identify candidates who need help to acquire the skills required to succeed in their programs.
The curriculum is divided into seven modules dealing with pictures and icons; lists; diagrams; graphs; process charts; entry forms; and procedural manuals. Modules can be taught separately or as a complete program.
Each module contains a variety of learning activities and supporting materials, along with suggested strategies for instruction.
Series: Get Set Learn
Authors: Lorri Sauvé
Get Set Learn is a family literacy program that focuses on both parents and their children. This program stresses the importance of reading to your child on a daily basis, engaging in literacy play and being a literacy role model. The Get Set Learn program consists of an 8-week session featuring two two-hour classes per week. It was developed to give parents with low literacy skills the tools and strategies to enable them to help their children succeed in school.
The Get Set Learn manual has been designed so that you do not have to be a trained family literacy facilitator to run Get Set Learn, although trained family literacy practictioner may also find it useful. The manual has nine sections. It begins with a "How to use this manual" section and includes chapters on classroom learning kits, lesson plans, evaluation and glossary.
This document provides an introduction to a curriculum developed to help immigrant women with low literacy skills, and their families, use the health care system effectively. The curriculum is divided into nine modules, each focusing on a different aspect of the system, including filling out forms, getting care in an emergency, and navigating a health facility.
In this document, the authors provide an overview of the curriculum; an extensive glossary of useful terms; and a list of other resources available.
The authors note that the curriculum provides information about health care to English language learners ranging from pre-benchmark to Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) 2.