Literacy Ontario Central South has taken a leadership role in several projects. These projects have made it possible for LOCS to share information, resource material and training programs with our community partners.
On October 23-24, 2017, the Eastern Region networks hosted the second Connecting Excellence in LBS Conference in Gananoque. While the focus of the event was on numeracy, other topics included community legal resources, self care, and motivational interviewing.
The following are selected resources and presentations from the conference:
Get in the Game: How to use gaming motivation in the classroom
When playing board games or video games, being motivated to improve performance and succeed at the goals of the game is something that comes naturally. How can that natural drive to try, fail, and try again until you succeed be encouraged in a learning environment? That’s the question asked by gamification. It’s a word you’ve probably heard before, but what exactly
does it mean – especially in the context of adult education?
At its core, gamification is the act of applying game-design elements and motivations to a non-game setting in order to increase engagement, change behaviour, or achieve a specific, desired result. Using gaming elements can help adult literacy learners overcome their anxiety around
digital technology, and take new steps towards associating technology with fun instead of fear.
- Get in the Game! Gaming motivation in the classroom Gamification CON_EX Oct2017
- What is your gamer profile? Gamification questions CON_EX
- Gamification activity Gamification Activity CON_EX
Numeracy Learning Strategies
- Building Mathematical Literacy in our Adult Learners
LBS Conference Presentation October 24 2017
- Math Strategies Continuum (Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication, Division)
Legal life skills for job seekers: a curriculum for adult learners
Almost half of Canadians will experience at least one civil or family legal problem within a three year period. And, poor or marginalized people are more likely to face multiple legal problems at once. How best to equip vulnerable people such as adult learners with the knowledge and skills
they need to recognize legal problems and stop them from becoming more serious?
Community Legal Education Ontario (CLEO), a sole-purpose provider of legal information and
resources for low-income Ontarians, has designed several “legal life skills” activity kits for use by in the job readiness literacy training context.
Each of the following 5 legal kits provided by CLEO provides notes for instructors and offers learners life skills outcomes including, knowledge, skills, and personal capabilities and circumstances.
- Legal Kit #1: Legal problems of everyday life
- Legal Kit #2: Keeping documents and records
- Legal Kit #3: Organizing and prioritizing information
- Legal Kit #4: Putting things in Writing
- Legal Kit #5: How to find good legal information online
EQAO – What do the numbers mean to LBS programs?
Explore the current EQAO results for Eastern Ontario and how they compare to the province and how these numbers affect our LBS programs, including: LBS program planning, promoting LBS, and the poverty connection.
Writing Numeracy Tasks
Gain knowledge, tips and strategies for writing great numeracy tasks across the complexity levels. Also learn how to teach learners to correctly complete the steps of
- Our award winning “My Portfolio” material and documentation –My Portfolio – Workshop Facilitator’s Guide Resources
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