348 resources were found.

Native Counselling Services of Alberta
Posted: 30 June 2017

This site provides a variety of resources including PDFs, videos, and other websites. The videos cover a wide variety of topics that may be of interest to not only your Indigenous learners. 

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Community Engagement: Focus Groups
Posted: 29 June 2017

Some great tips and ideas to help you get started with your community dialogue events. 

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Learning English with Apps
Posted: 28 June 2017

Here are two new Rural Routes Tip Sheets you can access free to help you learners access Apps on their phones to strengthen their skills in Speaking, Listening, Reading, Writing, and IELTS test prep.  With apps, any room becomes a language lab.  Apps support independent learning and allow tutors with mixed-levels classes to create one-on-one time.

Apps for Apple

Apps for Android

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National Adult Literacy Agency Worksheets
Posted: 17 May 2017

An online collection of resources gathered by an Irish literacy agency, including some UK material (beware spelling, vocabulary, monetary differences). However, good basic task-focused authentic-style materials at a Level 1 for both literacy and math.

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Rural Routes Tip Sheet: Useful Websites for ESL Teachers and Students
Posted: 27 April 2017

Explore these websites to help enrich your lessons or find learning activities requiring minimal prep:  Useful Websites for ESL Teachers and Students

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Literacy and Poverty - Discussion Paper from Frontier College
Posted: 27 April 2017

On April 26th, 2017, Frontier College hosted a national forum. The main objective of the 2017 Literacy & Poverty Forum was to increase knowledge of literacy intervention as a key support for Canadians moving out of poverty. This discussion was provided to all attendees who participated in cities across the country, and via webcast.


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Rural Routes Tip Sheet: Settlement Services and Language Assessment
Posted: 26 April 2017

Newcomers to Canada can access settlement services in many urban and rural communities across Alberta. These organizations may offer orientation, mentorship, employment and career consulting, interpretation, counselling, language testing & training, and/or citizenship information.  Use this tip sheet to locate agencies and organizations serving Albertan communities.

Access the Settlement Services and Language Assessment tip sheet and other Rural Routes tip sheets here.


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What Is ‘Transfer of Learning’ and How Does It Help Students?
Posted: 24 April 2017

My colleague Deb Park sent this to the BVC LES team this morning. I know this is 'classroom' based but it is a good reminder of 5 wise strategies and why they work:

  • Explicit Teaching
  • Group Learning
  • Reflection
  • Analogies and metaphor
  • Generalizing

 Happy 'springtime in Alberta' Monday!


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Irlen Syndrome Website
Posted: 31 March 2017

Irlen Syndrome is a perceptual processing disorder. It is not an optical problem. It is a problem with the brain's ability to process visual information.

If you are working with learners that are struggling with their reading or comprehension skills, complain of headaches when reading or are sensitive to light then you may want to investigate Irlen Syndrome. Sometimes it just takes changing the colour of paper you work with, or a providing a coloured filter to put on top of books or documents.

Check out the website - look at the Sample Distortion link for an example of how this syndrome affects people. 

Lots of great information and help is available.

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Searching for Words: A Woman's Fight to Learn
Posted: 17 March 2017

This 13 minute video tells a compelling story of an Alberta woman overcoming her learning disabilities.

"Colleen Smereka spent the first 22 years of her life pretending. In her words, she spent her life hiding - until she was diagnosed with a learning disability. After getting the help she needed, Colleen is now an advocate for those dealing with this invisible disability."

Retrieved from, March 17, 2017.

Published to YouTube on Feb 13, 2017.

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