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 Yes I Can - A Mental Health Guide for Adult Literacy Facilitators
   
Author(s):   Project READ Literacy Network
Published:   2017
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This guide provides information and strategies for supporting adult learners living with mental health conditions or disorders. Also available

 for “Yes I Can – A Mental Health Guide for Adult Literacy Facilitators” – this webinar recording offers more information about the Mental Health Guide resource and how to use it in the learning environment

Q & A Chat Summary from Mental Health Guide webinars – This Q&A – Chat Summary provides a summary of the questions and answers that were discussed during the Mental Health Guide webinars


   
File(s):  PDF document MentalHealthGuide2017.pdf
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 Formalizing Transitions between Employment Services and LBS
   
Author(s):   Simcoe/Muskoka Literacy Network
Published:   2014
Funder:   Employment Ontario
   
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For several years, Literacy and Basic Skills (LBS) and Employment Services (ES) programs have been working together in communities across Ontario. Because there has been no official direction on how to specifically work together, communities have taken an organic approach – doing “what they can with what they have” in order to try to serve clients more effectively. Now that both Employment Services and LBS services are using EOIS-CaMS, there is an opportunity to assess the results of these collaborative efforts to set community goals.

The purpose of this project was to research the ways in which ES and LBS programs have been working together to promote transitions from ES to LBS and from LBS to ES. As part of this research, the project:

  • documented and shared current and emerging best practices regarding transitions between ES and LBS, as well as examples of screening tools and introductory/awareness raising workshops that are in use
  • informally piloted some of these best practices in Simcoe/Muskoka
  • examined how EOIS-CaMS data and reports can be used to track, compare and project results within the Performance Management Framework
  • investigated how the transitions can be effectively documented and integrated into the current Literacy Service Planning processes and products

Reports can be downloaded below.


   
File(s):  Archive (ZIP) Formalizing Transitions.zip
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 The 3R's of Research Practitioner Tookit
   
Author(s):   Literacy Network of Durham Region
Published:   2008
Funder:   Ministry of Training Colleges and Universities
   
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This kit provides literacy networks and programs with ways to efficiently identify current field research that is relevant and train instructors on how to use research in the classroom.



   
File(s):  PDF document Resource-Integration-.pdf
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 The "A" Word
   
Author(s):   Literacy Link South Central
Published:   2019
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This series of presentations focuses on 3 key topics: 

Building the capacity of service providers to support their clients when working in the skilled trades is one of their goals. 

 * Download the slide deck (in English) *  Download the slide deck (in French) * Download the transcript

What clients need to know about pursuing a career in the skilled trades, using the knowledge and opportunities available through Ontario’s Apprenticeship system. * 

 * Download the slide deck * Download the transcript

The pathways into, and through, what can seem to be a complex system – and how understanding each of our roles in that system can create a solid foundation for apprentices working their way throughout it. * 

 * Download the slide deck * Download the transcript


   
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 Assessment Webinar Series
   
Author(s):   Northern Networks
Published:   2017-2019
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Understanding the Difference Between Task-Based and Skills-Based Assessment 

 

The Right Choice: Choosing Assessment Tools and Methods

 

Measuring Progress: Choosing Assessment Tools to Measure

 

Tracking Learner Achievement in Relation to Learner Goals – Goal Completion

 

Developing an Assessment Strategy & Using Assessment Results to Inform Agency Targets



Task-Based Assessment: A Case Study From Entry to Exit

 



   
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 Differentiated Instruction in LBS Programs
   
Author(s):   Literacy Link South Central
Published:   2017
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Literacy and Basic Skills (LBS) programs have been buffeted by change – the introduction of a new curriculum framework, EOIS-CaMS, performance management, and the list goes on. In this paper, we will take a moment to get back to the heart of LBS programming: teaching adults how to improve their skills. For years, LBS programs have been defined as client-centred. No two adult learners are the same. As a result, the application of differentiated instruction to LBS classrooms, small groups and one-to-one tutoring matches is critical to working effectively with adult learners.

   
File(s):  PDF document Differentiated Instruction.pdf
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 Labour Market Information and ES for LBS and ES Practitioners
   
Author(s):   Adult Basic Education Association
Published:   2014-2015
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This training focuses on how to effectively use Labour Market Information (LMI) to bridge Literacy and Basic Skills (LBS) with Employment Services (ES), and ultimately employment.

Learning Objectives of the Training

At the end of this session, you will have enhanced

  • understanding of labour market information and where to get it
  • knowledge of how to use LMI to better assist your learners/clients
  • ability to bridge LBS learners to employment (including an employment goal tracker)

Agenda

  1. Why You Need to Integrate LMI into LBS
  2. All about Labour Market Information
  3. Making Connections with Employment Services
  4. National Occupational Classification (NOC)
  5. North American Industry Classification System (NAICS)
  6. Case Studies

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Webinar

 (24 minutes)


   
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 Pop-Up PD Sessions
   
Author(s):   Various
Published:   Various
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A series of webinars covering different professional development topics. Click on the link below to access recordings and supporting materials.

   
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 Enhancing Pathways Report Phase 2
   
Author(s):   Literacy Network of Durham Region
Published:   2011
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The Language, Literacy and Employment Awareness Guide was the product of a proposal by the Literacy Network of Durham Region (LiNDR) to act as a pilot site for the second phase of the Enhancing Pathways – Literacy and Language Continuum project generously funded by Project Read Literacy Network Waterloo-Wellington and the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities. Enhancing Pathways “sought to bring together the agencies that provide language and literacy programming in their communities. It was intended to enhance communication and referrals among the agencies.” 

The purpose of the Language, Literacy and Employment Awareness Guide was to address challenges faced by people identified in the Phase 1 report as “grey area” clients, those who had English language, literacy and sometimes employment issues, and who were sometimes ending up in a program that did not best meet their needs. It is intended to be used by the front line staff that are the first point of contact for people seeking English language, literacy and employment services.


   
File(s):  PDF document enhancing_pathways.pdf
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 Labour Market Partnership (LMP) Report with Screening Tool
   
Author(s):   Project READ Literacy Network
Published:   2014
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This is the project report for the Project Read portion of the LMP – Phase 2 project managed by LLSC.  In the appendices you will find the screening tool for Employment Services and OW staff to use to help in referring clients to LBS programs.  There is a guide for adapting the tool to your specific regional needs.  We have also included a copy of the common referral form that is used across EO and OW programs in Waterloo-Wellington.


   
File(s):  PDF document LMP_Report_(with_screening_tool).pdf
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