News | Posted: June 17, 2014This newsletter features the Literacy NL Event: Adult Basic Education: Looking to the Past, Thinking About the Future, along with information on initiatives supporting rural and regional planning.
Professional Development | Posted: June 16, 2014Literacy NL session, June 26 (Please note this is a rescheduled date) - This session will explore the history of adult basic education in the time before any involvement from government in adult education through to the present day. You’ll learn about the reform platform of the Fisheries Protective Union, the Opportunity Schools of the Newfoundland Adult Education Association, and more recent efforts in the field of basic education for adults. You’ll also see an archival videotape from a literacy program on the Northern Peninsula in the 70s, and talk with the program instructor. Having travelled the time line from the past to the present, participants will be asked to generate successful features of an adult basic education system for the future.
News | Posted: June 4, 2014Today's newsletter features a Literacy NL professional development opportunity on the history of adult basic education. Participants will be encouraged to generate successful features of an adult basic education system for the future. Current news from the LES field, upcoming webinars, funding opportunities, and information on resources round out this newsletter.
News | Posted: June 2, 2014Small and rural communities across Canada are integral to our environment, our cultural fabric and provide the essential natural resources for cities and suburbs to grow - yet across the country, many rural and remote communities are struggling to survive. Aging populations, the migration of youth to urban areas, diminished human capital 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 fade.
News | Posted: May 20, 2014Our Award Submissions section this week remind us that the learning year for many is fast coming to a close. Recognize the success and lasting achievement of all our learners! Consider making a submission to one of the awards calls. Other items of interest: Seal Skin Mittens project, Literacy NL AGM, Funding Woes for Adult Literacy.
News | Posted: May 16, 2014CBC Labrador Morning, May 16, 2014 - It was a chance to get back in touch with their roots. Students in L’Anse-Au-Loup and Port Hope Simpson recently finished work on their very own pair of seal skin mittens. About 45 students from the two communities had a chance to sew their own pair — by hand— and it took WEEKS to finish. Here’s how Grade 12 student Regan Burden described the experience: to Bailey white. As well, the project was put on by Literacy NL, Community Youth Networks, and the Junior Canadian Rangers. The idea was to teach young people essential skills they can carry through life. Lauren Power is with Literacy NL, he also speaks with Bailey.
Resources | Posted: May 16, 2014The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) offers two educator-led products, and one self-teaching program, that are free, and easy to teach and understand.
News | Posted: May 14, 2014“I didn’t think I could do it. I was insecure at the beginning. I didn’t think I would be able to do research, didn’t think I’d have anything to say. I didn’t believe I’d be able to finish. I wanted to make a contribution but wasn’t really sure I could.” Tannis Atkinson Read more about Tannis’ experience of going back to school as a doctoral student.
News | Posted: May 9, 2014You are cordially invited to join us at our Annual General Meeting! The meeting is a chance to get to know others working in the field, and learn about the work of Literacy NL. Refreshments will be served. When: Saturday, June 7 th from 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm at 152 LeMarchant Rd. Out of town members can connect via teleconference. Please RSVP by May 2nd.
Come Celebrate the Launch of Wow Wow and Haw Haw with Author George Murray and Artist Michael Pittman!
Event | Posted: April 29, 2014Hey, arts-loving parents and kids! Award winning author Michael Pittman will be doing a hands-on craft with kids this Saturday, May 3 at the Chapters St. John's launch of Wow Wow and Haw Haw, the first book for kids by poet George Murray and illustrated by Pittman himself.