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09 Apr

Literacy Council Launches Research Project Going the Distance: Equipping Rural Newfoundlanders and Labradorians with the Abilities & Skills to Succeed in Online Learning

Photo from left to right – Todie Winter (Research Assistant) and Kelly Taylor-Hulan (Research Lead) reviewing planning documents for NLLLC’s Going The Distance: Equipping Rural Newfoundlanders and Labradorians with the Abilities & Skills to Succeed in Online Learning research project funded by NLWIC CORNER BROOK – Newfoundland and Labrador Laubach Literacy Council (NLLLC) is launching its Going the Distance research project, funded through the NL Workforce Innovation Centre. The research project aims to equip rural Newfoundlanders and Labradorians with the abilities...

03 Apr

Going The Distance: Equipping Rural Newfoundlanders and Labradorians with the Abilities & Skills to Succeed in Online Learning

About There are a number of challenges to provide literacy services to potential learners in rural Newfoundland and Labrador Communities who have low or limited writing and computer skills. This research project, funded through the NL Workforce Innovation Centre  will address the following problems and gaps: 60% of the population of Newfoundlanders and Labradorians live in a rural area.  These individuals have more difficulty accessing education than their urban counterparts. (Simms & Greenwood, 2017)) Newfoundland and Labrador has the highest number of working...

22 Mar

Essential Skills for the Atlantic Fisheries (ESAF) Progress.

Essential Skills for the Atlantic Fisheries (ESAF) is a pilot project created to help address difficulties faced by employers in the Fishing Sector by focusing on labour market and workforce challenges.  The following is a brief update on the implementation of the project in Newfoundland. Jennifer Brake, ESAF Facilitator; Julia Dyke ESAF Project Coordinator In January 2019, Jennifer Brake joined Julia Dyke, Project Coordinator as the Essential Skills Facilitator for the Newfoundland component of the project. With many years of experience working...

26 Apr

Newfoundland and Labrador Laubach Literacy Debuts New vision and Visual Identity

For Release 20-Apr-18 For Release 20-Apr-18 Newfoundland and Labrador Laubach Literacy Debuts New vision and Visual Identity CORNER BROOK-Newfoundland and Labrador Laubach Literacy Council (NLLLC) announces the launch of a new logo and visual identity signifying its evolution after 32 years of working to improve literacy skills in the province. Since 1986, the organization’s main focus has been to provide one-on-one literacy tutoring for adults through its councils and committees, but now, NLLLC has a new Vision/Mission. “The new modernized brand is a reflection of our...

07 Feb

WANL Reads Challenge

The Writers’ Alliance of Newfoundland & Labrador just recently announced a reading challenge called WANL Reads. This challenge is meant to encourage the public to read, while supporting Newfoundland & Labrador authors. WANL Reads Challenge guidelines are available at http://wanl.ca/wanl-reads-challenge/. Each challenge participant will be entered into a prize draw for a chance to win one of three prize packs (filled with books, audio books, gift certificates, and swag) valued at $150, $250, and $350. Several of the books on the...

11 Jan

Read S’More Challenge

If you think camping out with a good book sounds like a great way to spend your time so do we! On January 27th go to our Read S’More event page and report your Family Literacy Day reading activity to enter our “Read S’More” Challenge. We will do a random draw from among the participants for a $100 gift card to your favourite bookstore to help you build your home library! Research shows that as little as fifteen minutes a day...

03 Nov

2018 Annual Awards

On Thursday, November 2nd, family and friends joined Newfoundland and Labrador Laubach Literacy Council members and volunteers to present the organization’s annual provincial awards. The success of the Newfoundland and Labrador Literacy Council Inc. is built upon the passion and commitment of invaluable and dedicated volunteers. The Susie Day Volunteer of the Year Award was created to recognize those who demonstrate outstanding service through participation in and leadership of Laubach programs. This year’s recipient of the Susie Day Volunteer of the...

08 Sep

International Literacy Day 2018

Today, International Literacy Day (8 September) is being celebrated for the 51st year across the world! The theme this year is “Literacy in a digital world’. “At record speed, digital technologies are fundamentally changing the way people live, work, learn and socialise everywhere. They are giving new possibilities to people to improve all areas of their lives including access to information; knowledge management; networking; social services; industrial production, and mode of work. However, those who lack access to digital technologies...

06 Jun

Summer Reading for Fun 2017

The Newfoundland and Labrador Laubach Literacy Council is pleased to announce its annual Summer Reading for Fun program. This is our 27th year! This fun, interactive learning program is designed to bridge the gap in the school year between June and September. Children who participate in the program receive 2 one – on – one sessions each week during July and August . There are also planned weekly activities that includes all areas of language arts development and math tutoring. This FREE...

18 May

Literacy 1-2-3 (Video)

From our Archives, Literacy 1-2-3 1996 – Stories of adult learners and their journey to literacy with the help of one-on-one tutoring. In this video adults talk about the impact of not being able to read and how things changed once they accessed a literacy program. The film was created in 1996 but is still so relevant today. ...

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