Aligning Task-Based Resources to the OALCF project
In 2011-12, the Ontario Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development introduced the Ontario Adult Literacy Curriculum Framework (OALCF) for use by adult upgrading programs that are funded by the Literacy and Basic Skills (LBS) Program of Employment Ontario
The main purpose of our project, Aligning Task-Based Resources to the OALCF, was to align two specific learning materials to the competencies of OALCF to make it easier for LBS practitioners to use two existing resources with their students.
“Bridging the Employment Gap for Learners with Low Literacy Skills” is a series of workforce literacy curricula in five occupational sectors – Clerical, Retail, Grounds Maintenance, Janitorial, Kitchen Help – with a sixth manual called “Ready for Work” that focuses on “soft skills” needed by all employees.
Compendium of Adaptive Technologies
In 2010-11, Simcoe/Muskoka Literacy Network identified a need for a consolidated list of adaptive technology to help people with learning and other challenges that may affect their learning. Through field support funding from the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development, we researched and complied this compendium which also includes some training opportunities for practitioners using the technology with students.
Although some of the information you find here tends to be fluid in nature, as web sites change over time and cost of products fluctuate, we hope you find resources that will help your students and will add to your teaching toolkit.
Most of the items we’ve included are free or low in cost, but others are included, to give you a complete overview of available products.
Please click here to download a free copy of this resource. Feedback is always appreciated.