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Free Training Resource on How to Improve the Literacy & Essential Skills of Adults with Developmental Disabilities

The Answers May Vary (AMV) Facilitator’s Manual is a training resource for agency administrators, supervisors and literacy coordinators on how to work with adults with developmental disabilities to improve their literacy and essential skills. The Manual provides strategies and concrete ideas based on the Answers May Vary Guidebook, Answers May Vary Tutorial Videos and the … Continue reading

Complete series of Stories from the Field Volume 3 now available!

The complete series of our third volume of Stories from the Field is now available! This volume explores successes, challenges, best practices and innovation in ESL Literacy programming. This series is a collaboration between the Centre for Excellence in Foundational Learning (CEFL) and the Centre for Excellence in Immigrant and Intercultural Advancement (CEIIA).

Shaping and Reshaping Teaching Practice in ESL Literacy

Published Jan 28, 2016 This two-part article examines how experienced ESL literacy practitioners in the Centre for Excellence in Immigrant and Intercultural Advancement (CEIIA) at Bow Valley College work to create transformative learning environments for their diverse learners. Part One The Computer Enhanced ESL Literacy Program: Embedding computer literacy in low-level classes Norma Tersigni, Lois … Continue reading

One Size Does Not Fit All: Designing Curriculum and Assessment for Adult ESL Literacy Learners

Published Dec 4, 2015 Developing “pathways, programming, services, and curricula design that promote a highly flexible, interactive and supportive environment” for learners is one of Bow Valley College’s Vision 2020 priorities (Bow Valley College 2011b, 15). Learning for LIFE: An ESL Literacy Curriculum Framework embodies this principle, and extends it beyond the walls of the … Continue reading