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The Learning Exchange: If You Can Dream It, You Can Achieve It

Professional Development | Posted: April 15, 2014
Roz Hussey’s dreams were about getting an education. She got started fulfilling her dream after her children were reared. Recently Roz sat down with Helen Woodrow to tell her story.

Adults Learning Extra: Poverty, Work and Low Pay

Resources | Posted: April 15, 2014
This special issue publication of the The National Institute of Adult Continuing Education (NIACE) brings together a range of concerned, expert voices to examine the role of education and skills in tackling poverty and low pay. As contributors to this issue show, education and skills have a huge potential role in generating the productivity which enables higher wages and help create not only more jobs but, critically, better jobs.

Supporting Readers in ABE - Literacy NL Professional Development Session

Professional Development | Posted: April 11, 2014
Reading can be a challenge for many adults. Over two sessions, ABE instructors will examine comprehension and vocabulary development strategies which can help to address the movement from learning to read to reading to learn. Instructors will then use these strategies in their classrooms. Registration is limited. When: April 30 and May 7, 2014, from 3:30-5:00 pm (NL time) via distance learning.

Foundation Learning & Research from the CNA

News | Posted: April 10, 2014
The College of the North Atlantic is currently looking for 100 referrals from / for people who may be interested in participating in a skills enhancement program/research initiative. This two-part program is designed to help participants build on their Essential Skills and develop an Essential Skills portfolio.

Video & Presentation Slides from Synergy Session: No Adult Left Behind: Adult Education in Changing Times

Resources | Posted: April 10, 2014
This Harris Centre Synergy Session - with Dr. Tannis Atkinson from the University of Toronto - was delivered at the McCann Centre, Memorial University on April 4, 2014. Literacy NL is pleased to be able to share this thoughtful and informative presentation with its readership.

Literacy NL Newsletter April 2014

News | Posted: April 10, 2014
Today's newsletter features the video and presentation slides from the April 4, 2014 Synergy Session: No Adult Left Behind: Adult Education in Changing Times with Dr. Tannis Atkinson, along with current news from the field of literacy and essential skills, information on resources, award submissions, upcoming webinars, funding opportunities and more.

The Learning Exchange: Connecting with Adult Learning, with a featured article on Woody Point ABE: Seizing Learning Opportunities

Professional Development | Posted: April 2, 2014
To celebrate Adult Learners’ Week, we are launching a new online feature - The Learning Exchange: Connecting with Adult Learning. We invite learners, ABE graduates and those offering learning supports to share their stories of adult learning. The first featured story comes from instructor Margaret King of the Bonne Bay - Woody Point ABE program. Margaret has generously offered to work with us on the story of the Woody Point ABE program: why it was formed, its value to community, and how it meets the needs of the adults it serves. Literacy NL thanks Margaret for recounting some experiences of the Woody Point Program. Her words speak to a range of experiences in adult learning, not only for students, but also for instructors and program administrators.

The Harris Centre - Synergy Session: No Adult Left Behind: Adult Education in Changing Times

Event | Posted: March 7, 2014
Friday, April 4, 2014, Education Building (ED-2030B) and via webinar - The economic outlook for Newfoundland and Labrador is bright, but a looming skills gap threatens this promising future. On April 4th, join Dr. Tannis Atkinson as she untangles the connections between productivity, literacy and essential skills. Presented in partnership with Literacy Newfoundland and Labrador and the Department of Sociology, with support from the Department of Gender Studies.

Plain Language Workshop

Event | Posted: March 7, 2014
Thursday, April 3 9:30 -1:00 pm on MUN Campus, St. John’s - Are you getting your message across? What can you do to make sure people are getting the information you want them to have? This interactive workshop will introduce the basic principles of plain language and design. You will learn what gets in the way in written communication, and how to analyze material for readability. This workshop is made available at no cost by Literacy Newfoundland and Labrador for adult literacy and basic education staff. Others are welcome, as space permits. All participants must pre-register for the session as there are a limited number of seats. Please call 738-7323 to register.

Credit Counselling Services of Newfoundland and Labrador

Programs | Posted: February 27, 2014
22 Queen’s Road, St. John’s, NL, A1C 2A5

Categories: Adult Learning, Capacity Building


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