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Financial Literacy for English Language Learners

Here are some good examples of financial literacy teaching resources designed for use with adult English language learners. English for Financial Literacy: Volumes 1 – 3 Organized as a wiki, this comprehensive instructor’s resource from the Toronto Catholic School Board is designed to teach financial literacy concepts and skills at CLB levels 1 to 8…. Read more

Inclusion in a Connected World

This week is Media Literacy Week. Co-led by MediaSmarts and the Canadian Teachers’ Federation, this week highlights the importance of digital and media literacy, particularly for children and young people. This year’s theme of Inclusion in a Connected World: A Place and a Voice for Everyone promotes ways in which diverse voices, perspectives and talents… Read more

Live Within Your Means – FLM Week 2

November is Financial Literacy Month. This week’s theme is Live Within Your Means. The key messages are: Small changes in your spending habits can have a big impact on your overall financial situation. Spending less than you earn makes you resilient to economic and financial downturns. A heavy debt load makes you more vulnerable if… Read more

Picture Book Month

November is Picture Book Month! It’s a time to celebrate print picture books for children. Every day in November, an essay from a picture book champion on the importance of picture books will be posted on the Picture Book Month website. Here’s a calendar to help you keep track: Each post will include a themed… Read more

Financial Literacy Month 2017

November is Financial Literacy Month! The purpose it to strengthen the financial literacy of Canadians and empower them to: Manage money and debt wisely Save to the future Understand their financial rights and responsibilities Every week has a theme, and the first week’s theme is Achieve Financial Well being. Key messages for this week are:… Read more

The Westcoast Reader – November issue

The November issue of The Westcoast Reader newspaper is available now! This issue has articles about soccer, photo contests, minimum wage in Canada, Financial Literacy Month and more. You can find the Teachers’ Notes for this issue online. For subscription information, or to find out if your group qualifies to receive the newspaper for free,… Read more

Media Use by Kids Age Zero to Eight

It’s Tech Tuesday! The Common Sense Census: Media Use by Kids Age Zero to Eight was released earlier this month. This ongoing series tracks the use of media and technology among American children. Here are some key findings: Mobile is nearly universal. The amount of time using screen media hasn’t changed much since 2011, but… Read more

Family Literacy Week

Our Family Literacy Week campaign raises awareness about the importance of engaging in family literacy activities and the impact it has on the child, family and community. Find out how you can participate in our campaign. Read More

Complex Pathways

In Complex Pathways in Adult Education: A Longitudinal Study, Jill Auchinachie and Alison Bowe of Camosun College report the early results of a long term study of adult learners in BC Fundamental and Intermediate Adult Basic Education programs. The purpose of the research is to evaluate student outcomes over time. Participants were interviewed annually over… Read more

Early Childhood Exposure to Domestic Violence Toolkit

Early Childhood Exposure To Domestic Violence: You Can Help is a new toolkit for people working with children from birth to 5 years old in BC. It provides information on how to recognize the signs of exposure to domestic violence in young children and tips on how to safely respond. It also includes key provincial… Read more