This guide provides information to help groups and organizations get off to a good start with their project. The first section, "Working with People," looks at the importance of developing good relationships with partners, staff and funders. Section two covers communication plans. The third section offers information on how to develop an evaluation plan and includes an evaluation worksheet and tools. The last section focuses on report writing and includes words and guidelines for report writing.
Two other guides, Project Planning and Proposal Writing accompany this guide.
Authors: Connie Belanger
This book review from CONNECT features the Steps to Employment Series. This series has three modules which provide orientation and language instruction for specific areas of the labour market including computers.
A Guide to Regional Literacy Coordination in British Columbia
Authors: Literacy British Columbia
The authors of this guide begin with a history of regional literacy coordination in British Columbia from 1989 to 2008, then go on to provide a template for a description of the job; contact information for officials of the Ministry of Advanced Education and Labour Market Development; and a section on the role of Literacy BC.
The authors have also included information on funding and program administration; partnership and community development; sharing information and raising awareness; learner support; and commonly used acronyms.
This document is housed on the following website: U. S. Department of Education, Office of Vocational and Adult Education.
The U.S. Department of Education, Office of Vocational and Adult Education, funds the Literacy Information and Communication System (LINCS), a national system that provides information on a variety of topics related to literacy.
One aspect of LINCS is the online resource collections relating to basic skills, program management, and workforce competitiveness. This study guide is intended to help LINCS users become more familiar with a resource in the workforce education collection. The intended audience includes teachers, administrators, and community partners.
The guide is divided into three sections. The first section introduces the concept of contextualized instruction; helps practitioners develop instructional strategies for teaching basic skills in the context of work; and identifies ways to encourage the transfer of learning from the classroom to the workplace.
The other sections deal with the importance of adult education for work and with the quality elements of a model adult education for work program.
Literacy and You
Authors: Communication Canada
Communications Canada has designed this practical tool kit, entitled Successful Communication: Literacy and You, to assist Government of Canada communicators and managers to better communicate to Canadians information about the policies, programs and services that have been designed for them. This resource includes an overview of key techniques, practical examples and case studies that will help to clarify and simplify verbal, written, televised and Internet communications. This tool kit is organized into the following chapters and concludes with a section devoted to case studies:
1. Successful communication
2. Successful written communication
3. Successful verbal communication
4. Successful televisual communication
5. Successful internet communication
6. Evaluation tools
8. Canadian and international initiatives
Series: Essential Skills Training - LLEO
Authors: Keith Harford
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.
The author says the role of the coach is to keep the student on track, not to take over the search effort. The guide covers such topics as self-assessment; setting goals; applications; job banks, advertised positions, and the hidden job market; interviews; and networking.
The author has included a number of suggested activities that a coach can do with a student seeking a job.
Authors: Connie Belanger
This book review from CONNECT features The Teacher's Complete & Easy Guide to the Internet by Ann Heide & Linda Stilborne. This is a user-friendly Internet reference manual designed to assist instructors with integrating technology into the classroom curriculum.
Positive Pathways To A Brighter Future
This report is developed to assist literacy agencies and their partners in developing a Trails to Literacy project. Trails is a ‘participatory’ learning concept developed to link learner-driven literacy upgrading with community marketing.
This report includes the following:
- Background on our original project at North Frontenac Literacy Program in Sharbot Lake, ON
- Different stages of the project:
Vision (includes goals, concept, benefits and recruiting)
Action (includes theory on authentic, collaborative and participatory learning)
Activities (includes pilot projects)
- Suggested activities
- Sample forms
In a Trails project, practitioners and learners take part at various levels. The original goals, benefits and concepts need to be evaluated, as well as the activities and direction of the participants. Beyond this, the learning also has to be evaluated for the group and all individuals. Challenges and hopes for the future for Trails to Literacy will also be discussed.
Series: The Truth About Nibbles
This guide accompanies “The Truth About Nibbles,” a book about an Aboriginal girl named Karen, her classmates, and the title character, a hamster. The book is designed to be read aloud by an adult and a child together, with simpler text in larger print for the child to read and more complex text in smaller print for the adult to read.
The guide contains the answer key for the student workbook that accompalso anies the book. It includes ideas for further activities and Internet links to sources of information about Aboriginal history and family literacy activities.
For more information on these resources, or to download publications, please visit: http://firstnationliteracy.com/download/
Authors: Linda Hobbs Collier
This guide is intended for tutors using the fourth and final module in the learning and teaching package prepared by the Newfoundland and Labrador Laubach Literacy Council for use with older adults. It is to be used with the equivalent student skill book.
While the second and third modules in the series contained some computer exercises, all the exercises in this fourth module are based on the Essential Skill of computer use. At the same time, the author points out, other Essential Skills are required to carry out the exercises.
The lessons include computer basics; functions of the mouse; creating documents and folders; and online documents and services.