Literacy practitioners require many skills, abilities and qualifications to do their jobs well, and they recognize that their need for training and information is ongoing. The fact that practitioners already possess the requisite skills and experience for their work does not mean that they will not require new skills for the future. This training module will give you information and resources on some of the diverse training opportunities that are available to literacy practitioners.
The literacy profession in Ontario has always made training opportunities available to its practitioners. Now, with increasing job complexity, many practitioners are seeking out very targeted and specific training to meet their needs. Community Literacy of Ontario's Lifelong Learning for Literacy Practitioners website assists practitioners in locating the training they are searching for. Many skills-specific websites and information on training opportunities are available in this module.
What Will You Find in This module?
This module of Community Literacy of Ontario's Lifelong Learning for Literacy Practitioners website draws together an annotated overview of training opportunities. It includes a list of popular accredited courses through colleges and universities as well as diverse opportunities available from literacy networks, non-profit associations and online training. The list is not exhaustive; nonetheless it covers the majority of core and emergent skills essential to quality literacy practice. All links were active at the time of publication.
This module is divided into four main sections. The first section, "Where Do Practitioners Access Training?", lists the most common places and websites where literacy practitioners access training. It also includes examples of the kinds of training available from each source. This section includes:
- Literacy Coalitions
- Literacy Sector Networks
- Regional Literacy Networks
- Colleges and Universities
- e-Channel learning
- Not-for-Profit Associations
- Online Learning