Resource Category: Adult Literacy

Digital Storytelling Workshop

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  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Resource Type: Video
  • Source: Literacy BC & BC Coalition of People with Disabilites
  • By: Douglas College

Briefly describes the rationale behind the digital storytelling workshop organized by Helen Dempster and Nevin Massing at Douglas College. Includes the benefits to students in creating digital stories. Created and narrated by Marilyn Smitshoek. Developed as part of the Learning Disabilities and Whole Life Learning Project.

Getting Started: A Guide to Adult Literacy in BC

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  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Resource Type: Guidebook
  • Source: Decoda Literacy Solutions

This guidebook contains helpful information about adult literacy programs, including volunteer tutor programs. It includes: • Information on tutor training • Tips for volunteer management • An evaluation tool appropriate for all adult literacy programs

Learning Without Borders: an Introduction to Community-based Adult Literacy in British Columbia

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  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Resource Type: Guidebook
  • Source: Literacy BC

Learning Without Borders has been designed as an introduction to the complexities of the adult literacy field in BC. It surveys its history, explains some of the challenges, provides a glimpse of the delivery models and introduces the perspective of adult learners.

Learning Together: A Guide to Community-based Adult ESL & Literacy in British Columbia

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  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Resource Type: Guidebook
  • Source: Literacy BC
  • By: Emily Hunter and Kate Trethewey

The purpose of this guidebook is to support the practitioners and tutors who work with multi-level ESL learners in community programs, by providing a synthesis of information relevant to the ESL and literacy fields.

Its Own Reward: A Guide to Community-based Adult Literacy Volunteer Tutor Programs

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  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Resource Type: Guidebook
  • Source: Literacy BC
  • By: Judy Brooks and Literacy BC

This resource guide is intended to provide support to individuals and groups involved in community-based adult literacy tutor programs. It contains information about volunteer tutor programs, including tutor training and volunteer management. It is by no means a complete guide – it simply gives a general overview, with references to some useful resources.

What is Learning Like for ME?: a Community Approach to Learning Disabilities

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  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Resource Type: PDF
  • Source: Literacy BC & BC Coalition of People with Disabilities
  • By: Beng Favreau, Literacy Haida Gwaii

This resource contains information about a workshop on learning disabilities in adults for service providers in Haida Gwaii. A subsequently developed tool kit for practitioners covers different learning styles and available resources.

Waking Up to the Possibilities: Angela’s Story

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  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Resource Type: Video
  • Source: Literacy BC & BC Coalition of People with Disabilities
  • By: Doreen MacLean, with Angela and Dee McRae

A digital story about horses, music, school and dyslexia and how they fit together. The story of Angela, a songwriter, and some of her experiences with dyslexia. Created to raise awareness about the experiences of people with learning disabilities. This was created as part of the Learning Disabilities & Whole Life Learning project. Permission has… Keep reading

Time for a Change: Learning Disabilities or Abilities?

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  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Resource Type: Guidebook
  • Source: Literacy BC & BC Coalition of People with Disabilities
  • By: Debbie Cybulski et al

This guide was written to help literacy tutors and their adult students understand the often hidden impacts of learning disabilities or unmet learning needs. The first section provides information and tools to help tutors gather information about a student’s past experiences as a learner using a strength-based perspective. The second section provides information and worksheets… Keep reading

Snakes and Ladders for Learning: Learning Disabilities Edition

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  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Resource Type: Game
  • Source: Literacy BC & BC Coalition of People with Disabilities
  • By: Dee McRae et al

Created for literacy practitioners, tutors and instructors, this game fosters an awareness of the impact of learning disabilities. Complete instructions on how to set up and play the game are accompanied by templates for the playing cards. This was created as part of the Learning Disabilities & Whole Life Learning project. Permission has been granted… Keep reading

Self-advocacy for People with Learning Disabilities: A Guide for Adult Literacy Educators

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  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Resource Type: Guidebook
  • Source: Literacy BC & BC Coalition of People with Disabilities
  • By: Shelley Hourston

This resource provides an introduction to self-advocacy and a collection of tools and worksheets to help adults with learning disabilities identify and develop their unique strengths and advocacy skills. This was created as part of the Learning Disabilities & Whole Life Learning project.