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Teacher of Adults - Literacy Educator (Part-time)
Ontario College Certificate
About the Program
In partnership with Project READ Literacy Network, Sault College and Conestoga College, this program is designed to address the training needs of adult literacy educators nationwide. It provides an in-depth exploration of the key principles, practices, concepts and issues that shape the role of the adult literacy educator in the delivery of literacy and essential skills training in one-to-one and group settings. The program consists of 5 core courses, a choice of electives and 1 fieldwork placement. Successful completion of all 7 courses is required to receive the program certificate. Visit www.adultliteracyeducator.com for more program information.
The recommended sequence of courses is: The Adult Literacy Learner; Assessing and Evaluating Literacy Learning; Planning for Literacy Learning; Foundational Strategies for Literacy and Numeracy Instruction; and Fieldwork Placement. The elective may be taken anytime after completing the Adult Literacy Learner. You can choose one of the electives to fit your interests.
Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD), or equivalent, OR 19 years of age or older.
Note re: Admission Requirements
Students must be able to receive instruction, respond and research in the English language.
Submit a completed Conestoga College Program Application Form.
Attach proof of Admission Requirements.
Final selection is made following an assessment of the admission requirements.
Students must be accepted into the program prior to registration to the placement course.
How to Apply to the Program
Students may obtain a Conestoga College Program Application Form from any Conestoga College campus, OR by writing directly to the Registrar's Office, OR by using the college website at www.conestogac.on.ca/registrar/forms
Send completed applications to:
Conestoga College Admissions Office 299 Doon Valley Dr Kitchener, Ontario Canada N2G 4M4
Conestoga recognizes prior learning of skills, knowledge or competencies that have been acquired through employment, formal and informal education, non-formal learning or other life experiences. Prior learning must be measurable at the required academic level and meet Conestoga standards of achievement for current courses. Challenge exams and portfolio development are the primary methods of assessment. Other methods of assessment may be available depending upon the nature of the course objectives. Successful completion of the assessment results in an official course credit that will be recorded on the student's Conestoga transcript. PLAR cannot be used by registered Conestoga students for the clearance of academic deficiencies, to improve grades or to obtain admission into a program.
For more information on the PLAR process please contact 519-748-5220, ext 2260, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the testing website.
For program information call the Information Centre for details at 519-748-5220 ext. 3656.
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Description: Recommended: The Adult Literacy Learner, Assessing and Evaluating Literacy Learning.
With the use of an inclusive planning process, you will learn how to design, evaluate and maintain program and services for adult literacy learners with employment-related goals while increasing organizational capacity. You will also examine the role that program management plays in the development and sustainability of programs and services. Hours: 48 Credits: 3 Pre-Requisites: OLRN1820 CoRequisites:
Description: Recommended: The Adult Literacy Learner, Assessing and Evaluating Literacy Learning, Planning for Literacy Learning, Foundational Strategies for Literacy and Numeracy. Learn to encourage independence and critical thinking in adult learners through the use of basic approaches to instruction. Students will be introduced to key topics of: self-directed learning, supporting learners with counselling techniques and learning disabilities. Hours: 48 Credits: 3 Pre-Requisites: ADED1160 CoRequisites:
Description: Recommended: The Adult Literacy Learner, Assessing and Evaluating Literacy Learning, Planning for Literacy Learning.
Instructional strategies for teaching literacy and numeracy skills in an outcomes-based learning environment are explored. The role of technology, training plans and goal-directed learning in both one-to-one and group settings are used to frame the use of various instructional strategies. Develop and apply instructional strategies that respond to the reading, writing and numeracy needs of the individual learner. Hours: 48 Credits: 3 Pre-Requisites: OLRN1820 CoRequisites:
Description: Educators apply theoretical knowledge to practical situations by arranging to work, as a volunteer, in a literacy program. As a result of their placement activity, students will demonstrate their ability to apply the knowledge acquired through course work to a real literacy setting. The placement will be supervised by the course facilitator and will rely on the development, by the course participant, of a detailed learning plan. Hours: 60 Credits: 4 Pre-Requisites: OLRN1048, OLRN1820, ADED1130, ADED1140, ADED1160 CoRequisites:
Description: Recommended: The Adult Literacy Learner.
The importance of placing assessment and evaluation into a learner-centered, goal-directed authentic context is explored. The role of assessment from Intake to Exit and a variety tools and methods are presented. Focus on an important aspect of assessing and evaluating literacy learning. Students should be able to use a learner-centered approach to assess and evaluate the skills and knowledge of individual learners to help them achieve their goals.
Software required: Adobe Acrobat Reader, Macromedia Flash (free downloads) and Microsoft Word Hours: 48 Credits: 3 Pre-Requisites: OLRN1820 CoRequisites:
Description: This module is designed to help you explore the principles of adult learning with a special emphasis on applying these principles to adult literacy settings. You will examine the theory behind shaping the literacy environment to the individual - the reason why - as well as ideas for putting the theory into practice - the how. Additional software required: Adobe Acrobat Reader and Flash (free downloads) Hours: 48 Credits: 3 Pre-Requisites: CoRequisites:
Electives: Program Option
Description: Student must complete a minimum of 45 Hours
Description: This course is designed for experienced literacy educators who have little familiarity with the development and/or delivery of literacy and basic skills programs in the workplace environment. You will gain an understanding of the complexities of relationships between business, labour and employees in the determination of workplace training needs, the key steps involved in the development and delivery of a workplace literacy program and the critical role that evaluation plays in workplace programs. Hours: 48 Credits: 3 Pre-Requisites: OLRN1820 CoRequisites:
Description: Explore local, provincial, national and international context ? and then uses those contexts to help participants explore a personal definition of literacy. It also looks at the skills and abilities needed by the adult literacy educator in various literacy settings and uses a portfolio approach to help participants demonstrate the skills, knowledge and abilities they have as educators. Discuss the context for literacy delivery from global to local perspectives and from this context develop both a personal definition of adult literacy and a personal commitment to ongoing professional development. Hours: 48 Credits: 3 Pre-Requisites: OLRN1820 CoRequisites:
Description: You will learn to identify characteristics of adults with learning disabilities, including learning strengths and challenges. Students will learn to observe and recognize possible learning disabilities during the assessment process to plan effective instructional strategies. You will also learn strategies to support the development of self-direction skills and independence in the adult literacy learner. Hours: 48 Credits: 3 Pre-Requisites: OLRN1820 CoRequisites:
Description: With the use of an inclusive planning process, you will learn how to design, evaluate and maintain programs and services for adult literacy learners with employment-related goals while increasing organizational capacity. You will also examine the role that program management plays in the development and sustainability of programs and services. Hours: 48 Credits: 3 Pre-Requisites: OLRN1820 CoRequisites:
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