Community Literacy of Ontario has been funded by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities to develop this online training module, which will look at Ontario’s Literacy and Basic Skills (LBS) programs’ learner training requirements, practices and tools. Training is one of the five services provided by LBS Service Delivery Agencies (along with Information and Referral, Assessment, Learner Plan Development and Follow-Up).
This module is for practitioners in LBS agencies. Practitioners who are new to the literacy field and Ontario’s Adult Literacy Curriculum Framework (OALCF) will find a wealth of information and resources in its content. It will also be useful for those more experienced practitioners as a review and as a source of sample tools and resources. In addition to having their own sections, resources and samples are embedded throughout the module.
To help you meet the learning needs of the participants in your LBS program, in this module we will discuss the different aspects of the LBS training service:
- delivery methods
- instructional strategies
- learning activities
- learning supports
In order to consider learner training as a Literacy and Basic Skills delivery service, we need to view it in the context of the Ontario Adult Literacy Curriculum Framework (OALCF). We therefore need to have a general understanding of that framework. The next section provides a brief overview of the OALCF. Those who are already familiar with the OALCF or who have read about it in other Literacy Basics modules may choose to skip this section.
As the OALCF is the backbone of all LBS service, this unit is included in the modules of each of the five LBS Services
- Information and Referral
- Learner Plan Development
- Exit and Follow-Up.