News | Posted: January 24, 2015OLES launched a Call for Concepts to test innovative literacy and essential skills training models on January 21, 2015. The call will be open for 4 weeks, closing on February 18, 2015.
Professional Development | Posted: January 15, 2015Elevate Canada is a two year initiative from Essential Skills Ontario aiming to help bridge the gap between vulnerable adults looking for work and industries looking for workers. Over the past several months, ESO has been working with various community service providers to develop and deliver the curriculum being used to train vulnerable adults across Ontario seeking employment in the food processing industry. To learn more, register now for a webinar scheduled for February 4th at 1:00PM ET.
News | Posted: December 18, 2014Do you want to help shape the future of Newfoundland and Labrador? Would you like to share a youth perspective on issues facing today's youth? Or are you interested in building enterprising and innovative communities? The provincial government is seeking expressions of interest from individuals to serve on their Youth Advisory Committee, and on their Regional Councils. Applications for both opportunities are due December 19, 2014.
News | Posted: December 5, 2014Is it possible to improve your literacy and essential skills while learning how to build a qamutik? What about while making seal skin mittens? Or building benches? Three years ago we had no idea if you could, but now we do! During the past year pilot projects in Labrador had youth creating beautiful seal skin mittens in L’Anse au Loup and Port Hope Simpson. Our demonstration projects continue this fall, with unique initiatives in Nain Postville, and L’Anse au Loup.
News | Posted: December 5, 2014As a result of the recent withdrawal of federal funding, Literacy NL is forced to cancel its Call to Partner for the 2014-2015 Opportunities Program. Between 2008 and 2014, the Opportunities Program provided fiscal and program support to wonderful learning partnership initiatives with 37 local community organizations. Read more for feedback on the value of the program from some of our many valued partners .
News | Posted: December 5, 2014As a result of the recent withdrawal of federal funding, Literacy NL is forced to enact closure of certain programs immediately, and is facing possible dissolution of the organization as early as March 2015. At risk are a range of literacy programs supporting youth, family, adults, seniors, and municipalities - Opportunities Program, One Book One Child, Family Literacy Day, Embedded Youth Literacy - along with continuing initiatives in the areas of awareness, research and resources, professional development, and knowledge dissemination.
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!