English Links. Canada Blogs. Writing about research in technology and language learning. Students for Literacy Ottawa. And Essential Skills Fact Sheets. Announces Professional Development Courses to Facilitate Lifelong Learning for Teachers. The educated blogger: Using Weblogs to promote literacy in the classroom. "Brilliant Blogger of the Week" Teaching News 2013. For Literacy. ABEA - Adult Basic Education Association. Online Adult Literacy. Many people who return to education after a long "time-out" find they need to brush up on their reading and writing skills in order to get the best out of their learning opportunities.
In fact, if you are hoping to study for a recognized qualification, or a university-level degree or diploma, improving your literacy skills may be an essential step on the way to building a professional career. Sadly, many people who still struggle with reading and writing as adults aren't aware that opportunities to improve their literacy skills are available to them - they think they missed their chance at school and it's now too late to think about going back. Nothing could be further from the truth! A simple internet search for "adult literacy course" will lead you to a range of places where you can join a class to improve your literacy skills. What Does It Involve? Writing Skills - These are essential skills for working and studying. How Can All That Be Done Online? The Next Step. Writing. ERIC - Education Resources Information Center. The Politics of Workplace Literacy: A Case Study., 1992.
This book analyzes the response of employees at a southern hospital to a functional context literacy program.
It uses ethnographic techniques, storytelling, and observations of workplace relations to illustrate how classism, racism, and sexism continue to be part of the workplace environment and how these factors contribute to employees' resistance to functional context programs. Chapter 1 considers the literacy "crisis" and describes the King Memorial Work Skills Development Program. Chapter 2 contains interpretations of events by management, a consultant, a project director, an instructor, and employees. Chapter 3 considers how and why employees and others interpret the institution as reproducing social relations in the antebellum past, thus inviting a continuation of traditional patterns of resistance.
Teachers College Press, 1234 Amsterdam Avenue, New York, NY 10027. CLB 2000: ESL for Literacy Learners. Welcome to LEO: Literacy Education Online. Literacy. Lifeline to Literacy This program will help you read, write and do math.
You can also learn skills to use at work. Practice writing messages, reading instructions, and solving everyday math questions. A literacy facilitator and trained tutors work with you in this class. Start date: Feb. 3, 2014; Sep. 8, 2014; Feb 2, 2015Time: 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m., Mon or Tues & Wed.Location: North CampusRegistration: Call 403-410-1525Funded by Alberta Enterprise and Advanced Education through Calgary Learns, and supported by the Laing Foundation. Intermediate Literacy This program assists individuals in developing basic reading and writing skills by working one-on-one with a volunteer tutor.
Literacy Ideas. For teachers of adult literacy, numeracy, adult basic education, GED prep and adult ESOL; about teaching and adult learning. Essential Skills Ontario. About Ontario Adult Literacy Curriculum Framework (OALCF) - AlphaPlus. Coordinated by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities, in consultation with the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration, the Ontario Adult Literacy Curriculum Framework (OALCF) is the new cornerstone of Employment Ontario’s Literacy and Basic Skills (LBS) Program.
The OALCF is a competency-based framework that supports the development of adult literacy programming delivered through the Literacy and Basic Skills (LBS) Program. Digital Storytelling & Multimedia. Storytelling in Critical Literacy Pedagogy: Removing the Walls between Immigrant and Non-Immigrant Youth, English Teaching: Practice and Critique, 2011-May. The central focus of this research has been to document immigrant and non-immigrant students' storytelling practices and cultural knowledge and identify how these might be adapted as "cultural data sets" for academic literary study in ethnically and linguistically heterogeneous, middle-grade classrooms.
Such data sets, however, have limited use when students' voices are not sustained or heard by the students themselves or by adults. This article focuses, then, on reworking relations of power in classroom practices and across school spaces so that students' voices and purposes for telling stories are recognised within school settings. The three stories the author analyses were told within and, eventually, across two, different, sixth-grade language arts classroom spaces, located side by side, and separated by a concrete block wall. Wilf Malcolm Institute for Educational Research, University of Waikato. Storybird - Your Stuff. Technology in Lit Research. Five-Minute Film Festival: 8 Interactive Video Tools for Engaging Learners.
It's no secret that I am a passionate advocate for using video in the classroom.
When used well, videos can help students make connections to people and ideas beyond their usual frame of reference. That's why I've been really excited to see a wave of new (and mostly free or low-cost!) Tech tools recently that enable teachers to take favorite clips and make them more valuable for educational use. Whether you use videos to flip your classroom or you just appreciate the power of video to engage kids, maybe one of the tools in my playlist below will help you go deeper in 2014. Video Playlist: Tools to Enhance Videos for Learning You may notice my playlist below looks a little different this time; I'm embedding using a great tool called Huzzaz, reviewed below.
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