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NWT Literacy Council


Annual Report 2002 - 2003

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Information Sharing / Resource Development

Providing information and resources to literacy practitioners and
community organizations has been an important part of our work.
Over the past year we have provided relevant, timely information
and tools to the literacy community throughout the NWT.

Information sharing activities included:

  • Distribution of our quarterly newsletters Literacy Matters and Family Literacy Times to over 800 individuals and organizations;
  • Redesigned and enhanced our web site - www.nwt.literacy.ca. Most documents published by the NWT Literacy Council are now available on-line;
  • Catalogued our resource library and researched approaches to on-line borrowing;
  • Continued to support electronic conferencing through e-lit and North of 60 electronic bulletin boards.
  • Developed NWTLC e-News, an electronic list serve to share news and information with the literacy field.

Resource development activities included:

  • Developed The Northern Edge an online, interactive
    newspaper that provides articles and learning activities for
    northern adult learners. It is available on our website at
  • Developed online and print resources for Lessons from
    the Land: A Virtual Map of the NWT: Idaa Trail
    partnership with the Prince of Wales Northern Heritage
    Centre. The resource supports the ALBE curriculum and
    has been distributed to all Community Learning Centres
    and adult literacy programs in the NWT. A link to
    Lessons from the Land and the resources is available on
    our web site;
  • Undertook a needs assessment to determine interest in
    piloting AlphaRoute an online literacy program used by
    adult learners in Ontario. AlphaRoute will be piloted in 5
    sites during the upcoming year.
  • Researched and produced a Guide to Assistive
    . The guide highlights software and hardware that support the literacy and learning needs of persons with disabilities.

NWT Literacy Council


Northern Edge


Idaa Trail

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