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Essential skill: Writing

The 4th annual Essential Skills Day will be celebrated on September 27, 2013. It’s a day to raise awareness about the importance of workplace literacy and essential skills training. Today’s post focuses on the essential skill of writing. Here’s a sample of some resources available on writing in the workplace: Casino writing skills. (Online) Winnipeg,… Read more

Workplace Wednesday: Essential skill: Numeracy

The 4th annual Essential Skills Day will be celebrated on September 27, 2013. It’s a day to raise awareness about the importance of workplace literacy and essential skills training. This Workplace Wednesday post focuses on the essential skill of numeracy. Here’s a sample of print resources in the library specifically about numeracy at work: Graphs… Read more

Tech Tuesday: Essential skill: Computer use

The 4th annual Essential Skills Day will be celebrated on September 27, 2013. It’s a day to raise awareness about the importance of workplace literacy and essential skills training. This Tech Tuesday we are looking at resources for the essential skill of computer use. Some of the most popular resources on our website are the… Read more

Getting ready for PIAAC 2

Following last week’s post on introductory print resources on PIAAC, here’s a recorded presentation by Irwin Kirsch, Director of the Center for Global Assessment at Educational Testing Service, from earlier this year that covers the basics of PIAAC. For those interested in more details on the literacy, numeracy, problem solving in technology-rich environments, and the… Read more

Essential Skill: Reading

The 4th annual Essential Skills Day will be celebrated on September 27, 2013. It’s a day to raise awareness about the importance of workplace literacy and essential skills training. In the the countdown to Essential Skills Day, we’ll be blogging each weekday about resources for each of the nine essential skills. Today’s essential skill is… Read more

Young children and media

Media and technology are large factors in everyday life. How do they affect parents and children? A recently released American study, Parenting in a Digital Age: A National Survey, examined the influence of the technological boom on parents. What is it like to parent young children in an age where technology and media are increasingly… Read more

Borrowing DVDs from the Decoda Library

Reminder: Audiovisuals are now covered by Library Book Rate. For borrowers, this means that DVDs and games will be mailed to you with prepaid return labels, just like books. Here’s a sample of some DVDs that are available for loan: Deciphering dyslexia. (2008) The Knowledge Network documentary Deciphering Dyslexia is designed to raise awareness and… Read more

Workplace Wednesday: How to hire the right person

Welcome to Workplace Wednesday, connecting you with resources that link literacy, business, industry, and the workplace. How to Hire the Right Person is a new resource for employers from the PEI Literacy Alliance. It covers basics such as developing a job description, writing a job ad, preparing for the interview, and evaluating the candidates. This… Read more

Tech Tuesday: Google Docs

It’s Tech Tuesday, highlighting resources on literacy, technology, and the digital world. Google Docs is a free, web-based suite of ‘office’ applications offered by Google. There are lots of resources available that support its use, whether you’re new to it or have experience using it. New to Google Docs? Here’s a quick introduction There’s a… Read more

Getting ready for PIAAC

PIAAC (Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies) is an OECD international survey which measures adult skills and competencies. Twenty-five countries, including Canada, are participating in the first round. A successor to the 2006 Adult Literacy and Lifeskills Survey (ALLS) and the 1996 International Adult Literacy Survey (IALS), PIAAC’s Survey of Adult Skills has… Read more