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.
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.
Programs | Posted: February 27, 201422 Queen’s Road, St. John’s, NL, A1C 2A5
Categories: Adult Learning, Capacity Building
News | Posted: February 11, 2014
Prime Minister Stephen Harper today announced an historic agreement between the Government of Canada and the Assembly of First Nations to reform the First Nations K-12 education system through the "First Nations Control of First Nations Education Act". The legislation will recognize the responsibility and accountability of First Nations to administer their education system on-reserve under the Act. At the same time, the legislation will establish a stable and predictable statutory funding regime that accounts for language and culture programming.
Funding | Posted: February 10, 2014
The RBC After School Project funds community-based organizations that offer structured, supervised after-school programs for at-risk or under-served communities. The deadline for applications is Friday, March 14, 2014.
News | Posted: January 22, 2014
Aging populations, the migration of youth to urban areas and shifting economies are just some of the challenges facing many small communities in Canada. If we fail to identify and address these trends now, our small towns – and the resources, values and cultures they hold – will continue to shrink and potentially fade. A newly launched Pan-Canadian literacy and essential skills initiative is hoping to find potential solutions to the challenges of strengthening rural Canada.
News | Posted: January 16, 2014
Check out some of the community groups, libraries and schools getting in on the action around Family Literacy Day 2014!
Resources | Posted: January 14, 2014
Get in on the action! Check out these 15 minute activities and take up the literacy challenge to model reading as a daily activity in the home. Or, host a family reading event at your local school or library. Literacy NL has exhausted its supply of Family Literacy Day materials to participating community organizations, however, you can still download materials on the ABC Life Literacy web page.
Funding | Posted: January 8, 2014
There are six Wellness Coalitions across the province that provide opportunities for people to become involved in community action around the issues that affect their health. Each Wellness Coalition offers leadership, coordination and support for local wellness initiatives through a community grants program.To learn more about the work of the coalitions, and to get information about regional grant guidelines and deadlines, contact your local coalition.
Research | Posted: January 8, 2014
Although Canadian students are still listed among the best readers in the world, a significant gender gap persists, with girls consistently scoring ahead of boys. The Council of Education Ministers of Canada (CMEC) recently published a research note Assessment Matters! on the potential for boys to catch up to girls in reading.Results of recent studies (PISA 2009) show that girls read more diversely and generally enjoy reading more, and use reading and learning strategies more often. Among the conclusions of this study: That all students, including boys, would benefit from greater modeling of effective reading strategies in the classroom, and that exposure to home-based reading supports from an early age continue to have significant influence on reading enjoyment and success.