How are the Essential Skills integrated into your initiative?
Incorporate the Saskatchewan Literacy Network’s Circle of Learning Level 1 and 2 Benchmarks with a focus on numeracy, communications – reading, writing, oral communication, observing and reflecting, Working with Others – Interpersonal and personal development, and digital literacy. The CoL is a holistic document that includes outcomes and learning activities for all.
Use the National Occupational Codes to learn more about the Essential Skills and how each fit into each career profile.
Refer to the Decoda Literacy Community Adult Literacy Benchmarks for learners requiring focused literacy development.
The program makes use of resources developed by external sources including:
The Circle of Learning Saskatchewan Adult Literacy Benchmarks Levels 1 & 2 (The CoL) has been prepared for regional colleges, public institutions, and community-based organizations that offer low-level adult literacy programs in formal and informal settings. In response to social and economic change in the 21st century, the CoL identifies foundational skills that adult literacy learners need in order to participate fully at home, at work, and in the community.
It’s More Than Words It’s More Than Words is a literacy book, but it’s about more than just reading and writing. Topics in the book range from reading, writing, speaking and listening, to observing, idioms and grammar, to how to study for tests and how to use dictionaries and computers.
It’s More Than Numbers It’s More Than Numbers is a numeracy book, but its tagline is “Welcome to the Math You Actually Use!”. The book spans from the very basics of what numbers are and how to write them, through operations, fractions and decimals, all the way to geometry, algebra, problem solving and information management.
How do you assess participant Essential Skills?
Variety of formative assessment tools – Level 1 and 2 Benchmarks, self-assessment tools in the initial, ongoing and exit stages of the program, learners maintain their own assessment portfolio to track growth and achievements.