Handbook For Facilitators
Authors: Wendy Magahay
The AWAL Guide: Handbook for Facilitators is essentially “AWAL in a box.” The background information, suggestions, and resources collected here are intended to provide you with the tools and support you need to understand, plan for, deliver, and benefit from an AWAL Workshop for your organization.
AWAL (Applications of Working and Learning) is a valuable and effective program that can result in strong benefits for both faculty development and curriculum resource development. Through meeting with and learning from employers and employees, AWAL provides a means for educators to incorporate into their own teaching practice an emphasis on the skills that Canadian workplaces have identified as essential.
However, AWAL is not intended to provide a complete examination of a job, and certainly not of the people who do those jobs.
Authors: Diane McCargar
This software review from CONNECT describes Basic Math for Windows. This shareware program provides learners with multiple choice questions on a variety of math topics.
Authors: Ed Lowery
This shareware review from CONNECT describes Big Math Attack. Big Math Attack is a program to provide learners practice in math, spelling, typing and metric conversion.
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Authors: Connie Belanger
This website review from CONNECT features The Education Network (actden), by ACT360. This website provides learners of all levels with practice in writing, math, and reading news stories.
Series: Essential Skills Fact Sheets
Authors: NWT Literacy Council
This document, one in a series of fact sheets published by the NWT Literacy Council, focuses on essential skills as they apply to families. Those skills are defined as reading, document use, writing, numeracy, oral communication, thinking, working with others, computer use and lifelong learning.
In this fact sheet, the authors offer examples of what each of those skills would mean in the context of a hypothetical family made up of a mother, father, three children and a grandmother. For example, a lively discussion at the supper table is used to illustrate oral communication. To illustrate numeracy, the authors describe the father helping the older children with their math homework and the mother managing the family budget.
Authors: Family Literacy Day Committee
This document is filled with suggestions for learning activities that parents and children can do together during the winter months.
One activity is a family sing-along, with new winter-themed lyrics for favourite songs. For example, “The Hokey Pokey” becomes “The Winter Pokey” and “Jingle Bells” gets a new set of lyrics about a funny little snowman.
There are suggestions for building numeracy skills by counting mittens or measuring the length of snow angels.
The authors have included a list of picture books that focus on winter.