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LEGO Six Bricks

What can you do with six DUPLO bricks? Quite a lot! Six Bricks is one of the LEGO Foundation’s tools to introduce learning through play.  Through a series of short fun activities using only six coloured DUPLO bricks, young children can practice oral communication, problem solving and collaboration. To help you try out Six Bricks,… Read more

First Nations Community Read

Today is National Indigenous Peoples Day! It’s a time to celebrate the heritage, diverse cultures and outstanding achievements of First Nations, Inuit and Métis.  Books written by Indigenous authors are something that you can enjoy any time of year. Every year since 2003, First Nation Communities Read has run an annual reading program. (You may… Read more

Teaching Adult Refugees

Today is World Refugee Day. This day commemorates the strength, courage and perseverance of refugees. It’s also an opportunity to remember the learning needs of refugees in literacy programs. “Refugees can have different needs in the classroom than other learners. They frequently have very urgent settlement needs; they may or may not have literacy needs… Read more

Building Consentful Tech

Your digital body is composed of the personal data, digital identity and online interactions. Do you know how that information is being used? Have you agreed to those uses? Can you remove your data? Consentful technologies are applications and spaces in which consent underlies all aspects, from the way they are developed, to how data… Read more

Effective Strategies for Language Literacy and Numeracy (LLN)

There isn’t just one strategy that works for teaching adults. But, there are practices that are more effective. In a recent blogpost, the LLN and VET Meeting Place describes one strategy for each of the five Language Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) skills in the Australian Core Skills  Framework: Learning – Focus on feedback Reading –… Read more

Motion Commotion!

BC Summer Reading Club is a great way for children to do some reading in the summer. It’s free, it’s fun and it’s easy to register – just visit your local public library! This year’s theme is Motion Commotion! It’s a celebration of reading and all kinds of movement – physical, mechanical, indoor and outdoors,… Read more

Hair Recipes

The theme of the March 2018 issue of The Change Agent was hair. Here’s what they say about their theme: We all think about it — sometimes fussing over it and sometimes enjoying it. It figures prominently in definitions of beauty; we fight with our kids about it; students can get expelled from school because… Read more

WorkWise

WorkWise is a six-book series designed to help adult students succeed before, during, and after the job search. Soft Skills The first three books in the WorkWise series – Choosing a Job, Getting a Job, Starting a Job – teach key job readiness concepts and provide meaningful exercises to boost students’ confidence and get them… Read more

ESL Literacy Readers

There’s a wonderful collection of literacy readers to use with ESL adult students available free from the School of Global Access at Bow Valley College. The ESL Literacy Readers are 39 theme-based readers written by Bow Valley College ESL literacy instructors. The stories in the Bow Valley College collection have been written specifically with adult… Read more

Ready, Set, Grow!

Ready, Set, Grow! is a workplace training program to help prepare adult students for entry level positions in the Ontario landscape industry.  This innovative project involves partners from industry, adult education, and employment. The free, Ontario government-sponsored program matches adult students facing challenges with local landscaping companies facing a serious shortage of workers. In addition… Read more