Using the PIAAC Framework for Problem Solving in Technology-Rich Environments to Guide Instruction: An Introduction for Adult Educators is a new resource for adult education and literacy practitioners who are ready to teach digital problem solving. It adds the effective use of technology to instruction about hardware and software. This guide can be used when… Read more
Today is International Day of Families. The focus this year is on the role of families and family-oriented policies in promoting education and overall well-being. In particular it is a time to raise awareness of the role of families in promoting early childhood education and lifelong learning opportunities for children and youth.
There are plenty of criteria for evaluating children’s books, and now there’s a checklist for evaluating digital media for children. The KIDMAP Checklist is designed to help reviewers, educators, librarians, and caregivers find and create digital media that is high quality and relevant to families with a variety of experiences. The focus is on finding… Read more
Can you figure out the rule for the number pattern? This video is a good example of how the way we think can limit our discovery of new information. For the full TED-ED lesson, click here.
The CLB: ESL for ALL Support Kit supports instructors working with learners with literacy needs in CLB-referenced classrooms. It includes: Orientations to the CLB: ESL for ALL and the CLB: ESL for Adults documents Information and examples for planning literacy instruction, including needs assessment and goal-setting; module/unit planning and lesson planning; Information and examples on… Read more
Yes I Can: A Mental Health Guide for Adult Literacy Facilitators is an extensive new resource from Project READ Literacy Network. This guide for adult education facilitators provides information and strategies for supporting adult learners living with mental health conditions or disorders. In addition to general information on mental health challenges, it presents information on… Read more
Emergency Preparedness Week in Canada is the first full week in May. This year’s theme is Plan. Prepare. Be Aware. The focus is on helping yourself and your family during an emergency. Public Safety Canada sponsors a website, getprepared.ca, with information and resources on how to prepare for an emergency. It recommends 3 steps for… Read more
This week is NAOSH (North American Occupational Safety and Health) Week . This year’s message is “Make Safety a Habit”. Did you know that WorkSafe BC sponsors a “What’s Wrong With This Photo?” contest in the WorkSafe Magazine? A staged photo displays number of hazards or dangerous work habits. The challenge is to spot the… Read more
Canadian Children’s Book Week 2017 starts tomorrow and runs until May 13th. It’s a time to celebrate Canadian children’s books and the importance of reading. This year’s theme is Read Across Canada! A Literary journey across Canada. This year’s theme guide presents a list of over 150 books for children from different regions of Canada…. Read more
Today, learning happens in many different environments – formal and informal, online and offline. Every learner has a unique learning path, full of experiences that make them uniquely qualified. But how do you show a clear picture of your skills and experiences and make your abilities stand out from others? The answer is open digital… Read more