Research | Posted: November 21, 2014Globe and Mail, November 20, 2014 - Students in two Canadian provinces proved more computer literate than the international average in a new test meant to help educators and policy makers understand how integrating technology in schools affects children’s skills. Newfoundland’s education minister, Susan Sullivan, said in a statement, “The results will help the provincial government make informed decisions about using technology to enhance teaching and learning.”
Research | Posted: November 20, 2014The International Computer and Information Literacy Study (ICILS) 2013 was administered to a random sample of approximately 60,000 Grade 8 students from about 3,300 schools in 20 countries, including two Canadian provinces — Ontario and Newfoundland and Labrador. Results on the ICILS 2013 were released in Amsterdam this morning. How well did we fare? Read on for Literacy NL's first review of the study.
Funding | Posted: November 14, 2014The Provincial Government is encouraging recreation committees and organizations province-wide to apply to the Seniors Community Recreation Grant Program. Funding is available to assist with the costs associated with recreational programming for seniors. Applications are now available online.
News | Posted: November 14, 2014Literacy NL and ABC Life Literacy Canada encourages community organizations, schools and libraries to join with us again to celebrate Family Literacy Day® on or about January 27th, 2015, by hosting a family reading event at your local school or library. Complete your order by December 12th, 2014 and get in on the action!
Event | Posted: November 6, 2014Immigrant-serving organizations are usually one of the first places immigrants go for information and services around skills development and employment. The Office of Literacy and Essential Skills (OLES) invites organizations and practitioners working to support immigrants in Canada to join them for a free webinar on Thursday, November 13, 2014 from 12:00pm – 1:30pm EST. This webinar will look at the successes of an OLES-funded one-year pilot project with the Calgary Immigrant Women’s Association (CIWA) to develop essential skills curriculum for immigrant women in the service industry.
Resources | Posted: November 4, 2014Credit Counselling Services of Newfoundland and Labrador is celebrating with 8 free evening sessions offered by Al Antle, AFCC, QIC. The sessions cover financial basics from the perspective of specific areas of interest - single parent, student, New Canadians, people with disabilities, new couples, new homeowners, seniors, and retirees. Early registration is encouraged. More...
Research | Posted: October 31, 2014There is a need for rethinking how public policy and governance happens in this province, suggests a new report by Dr. Russell Williams, associate professor of political science, and Lucy MacDonald, Master of Arts candidate in political science, at Memorial University.
Research | Posted: October 31, 2014Newfoundland & Labrador’s VitalSigns® 2014 is more than just a report. It is the beginning of an ongoing process of discussions and research about the health of the province across several key areas. The Community Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador (CFNL) and the Harris Centre will be facilitating conversations with key individuals and groups in preparation of the next report. These conversations will inform additional research in areas that may need a closer look.
Resources | Posted: October 31, 2014Kids love Halloween and spooky things. Halloween is a great opportunity to learn together as a family! ABC Life Literacy Canada offers these tips, tricks and treats for the whole family to enjoy.
Resources | Posted: October 28, 2014This new guide is a user-friendly educational tool designed for students and teachers at the intermediate, senior high and post-secondary levels. Launched on October 9, 2014, the guide provides an overview of work opportunities for women in mining, and profiles various industry positions and various individual women working in mining. It also provides an accompanying pay scale for the various positions profiled.