The Nova Scotia Literacy Practitioner Training and Certification Program (Tuition payers)
To Register: Complete the form and click the 'submit' button at the bottom.

If you have questions, contact the registrar Marie David at Literacy Nova Scotia: by email at marie.david@nscc.ca or by phone 1-800-255-5203 (toll free).

Name of registrant
Your answer
Applying as part of:
Name of organization:
Your answer
Your complete mailing address:
Please include your House / apartment number, Street, City / town, Province, Postal code
Your answer
Your email address:
Your answer
Your work phone number:
If you don't want to give a work phone number, type 'none' (We must have at least 1 phone number for you in case we need to call).
Your answer
Your home phone number
If you don't want to give a home phone number, type 'none' (We must have at least 1 phone number for you in case we need to call).
Your answer
Do you currently work with an adult learner?
How experienced are you with teaching adults?
Do you have experience in lesson planning and delivery?
Do you want to earn certification?
Please select your schedule of modules for 2017-18. To earn certification, participants are required to take six (6) modules.
Registrants can choose to take a single module, all ten or the six required for certification.
Literacy, Adult Learners and YOU!
Who are the adults who come back to school to do the basics? You’ll meet some in print, in video and in person. You’ll broaden your knowledge of the Nova Scotia School of Adult Learning, and the programs and resources it offers, as well as taking a look at adult literacy through the lens of Literacy Nova Scotia.
What’s Your Message? Relating to the Adult Learner
This module is a one-day workshop, delivered at various places in Nova Scotia. It puts you in the same room with your facilitator and other practitioners taking the course. Relationships with learners are carried on in complex situations—often in public, each of you with assumptions and expectations, and both of you pressured by time and the need to cover content. You will spend the day looking at some common scenarios that happen between adult learners and instructors and tutors. You will learn some techniques you can use to make your relationships with learners less difficult, so you can do what you really came for—teaching and learning.
Integrating IT Skills Into Your Teaching
There is more variety now in teaching reading and math because of the resources you’ll find on the internet, and because of new computer programs designed to help learners with the subjects. You may be very new to this technology or an old hand, but you’ll find a richness of resources in this module, and a chance to think about some of the issues that come with the technology.
To earn certification, participants are required to take at least one of the following three communications modules:
The Beginning Reader: Basics
This module is recommended for practitioners working with learners in Levels I and II. videos of tutors and instructors working with beginning readers are used to illustrate some of the principles of teaching the skills of reading, writing, listening and speaking, with an emphasis on using those skills in a real-life situation.
Techniques for Teaching Reading, Writing and Spelling
This module is recommended for practitioners working with learners in Levels I and II. How do we teach these basic skills? How do we “mark” learner writing? How can we improve skills and self confidence at the same time? Some very specific techniques and strategies are introduced in this module to get you started, or to supplement the work you already do.
Communications: Learners in Transition
This module is recommended for practitioners working with learners in Levels II and III who are planning to go on to higher levels of the adult learning program or to take the GED. The learner who is making a transition to further education or training must apply the communications skills s/he has learned to more academic, abstract and complex reading material and writing assignments.
To earn certification, participants are required to take at least one of the following two math modules:
Teaching Math: Basic Principles
What’s current in teaching basic math to adult learners? How can I help learners develop the ability to do mental math? How can I help them remember facts and processes automatically? How can I deal with learner resistance? This module uses content from Levels I – III and the GED to illustrate some techniques and strategies for teaching, using manipulatives, games, models, diagrams, and print and internet resources.
Teaching Math: Keeping It Real
What’s current in teaching basic math to adult learners? How can I help learners develop the ability to do mental math? How can I deal with learner resistance? This module uses content from Levels I – III and the GED to illustrate techniques and strategies for teaching, using manipulatives, games, models, diagrams, and print/internet resources.
To earn certification, participants are required to take one of the following modules, or one of the other communications or math modules.
Learning Challenges
Learners in the Adult Learning Program face many challenges—learning difficulties, experiences of violence or trauma, physical and mental health issues, lack of money, family responsibilities… Our focus in this module is on how practitioners can teach so that learners can deal with the challenges and achieve their educational goals.
Supporting English as an Additional Language Adult Literacy Learners (EAL ALLs)
How do we teach learners with low literacy skills who are also learning English? This module introduces some of the basic needs of EAL ALLs, best practices, how to do needs assessments, how to plan lessons using appropriate techniques and approaches, how to observe and give feedback to learners, and how to adjust future instruction to meet the needs of EAL ALLs.
Submit
Never submit passwords through Google Forms.
This content is neither created nor endorsed by Google. Report Abuse - Terms of Service - Additional Terms