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We are The Learning Exchange and we are here to help students succeed! We invite you to discover the TLE experience! You can see the latest events and activities with our TLE event calendar and follow us on FaceBook, Twitter, Instagram and Youtube.

All TLE services are free, offered in English, and are open to the Laval community as well as adult ed students of CDC Vimont, CDC Post Viau and the Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board. TLE prides itself on offering a diverse range of services, resources, events and activities for all community members and age groups. We are proud to be a working partner with CDC Vimont Adult Education and the Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board schools. See our detailed report from the last Annual General Meeting held October 17, 2023: TLE Annual Report of Activities 2022 2023 and this year’s Detailed Action Plan to see what we do!

WE ARE THE LEARNING EXCHANGE *also known as TLE

Darlene Brown TLE Executive Director | dbrown@tleliteracy.com
Enza Ciampanelli TLE Community Manager | enza@tleliteracy.com
Tabatha Brown Gerkes TLE Office Assistant | admin@tleliteracy.com
TLE office: Souvenir Elementary School in Laval
Tel. (450) 688-1944 ext: 6646 | email: admin@tleliteracy.com

About TLE
The Learning Exchange (TLE), is a not-for-profit literacy organization providing free, one-on-one or group tutoring to adults in need. TLE is committed to lifelong learning and the promotion of literacy awareness. As a leader in the literacy community, TLE promotes dignity, autonomy, and privacy in the delivery of its services.

TLE is funded by the Ministère de l’éducation et de l’enseignement supérieur through the Programme d’action communautaire sur le terrain d’éducation (PACTE).

TLE partners with local, provincial and national organizations. TLE advocates for and represents literacy issues through representative and participatory events, including consultations, forums, roundtables and focus groups.

Vision

We envision a Quebec where everyone has the literacy skills they need to live a fully engaged life.

Mission

The Learning Exchange is a volunteer not-for-profit organization dedicated to empowering the community through improved literacy.

Mandate

~ Adult Literacy/Tutoring: One-on-one and small group instruction to adults (16+) in need
~ Volunteer/Tutor Training
~ Public Awareness and Sensitization
~ Volunteer/Student Recruitment
~ Community Resource and Learning Centre
~ Volunteer/Student Outreach and Retention
~ Prevention and Intervention | Family Literacy

FAMILY LITERACY SERVICES

~ TLE visits daycares and elementary schools to hold interactive readings and activities
~ 1000’s of free books given to children and families annually
~ Online and in-person community family literacy events such as Gummy Bear Family Reading Club
~ Quality online family literacy resources, videos, activities and ideas for families to do at home

FREE TUTORING SERVICES

~ All tutoring services are free and only offered in English to learners 16+ years old
~ Resources, free accounts (e.g. Math Helps Services) and support are offered to students
~ Tutoring services are offered with trained TLE volunteers
~ Tutoring is usually online via Zoom or similar platform, or if possible, in-person
~ Tutoring can be offered in most subject areas (e.g. sec. English, math, conversation, etc.).
~ If someone has a special need, we can try to recruit a volunteer (e.g. science tutor)

HOW TO APPLY FOR A TUTOR

~ Anyone 16+ years old living in Laval or Northshore can benefit from the free tutoring services of TLE
~ Apply for a tutor with the Find a Tutor form
~ Enza, our TLE Community Manager, will contact the applicant to discuss tutoring needs, availability, etc.

HOW TO APPLY TO VOLUNTEER

~ Apply to volunteer or tutor with the I Want to Volunteer form
~ Enza, our TLE Community Manager, will contact the applicant to discuss volunteer options, references, etc.
~ As part of the intake, an introductory interview is held on Zoom
~ Online training is available through Ruzuku
~ Orientation Training takes place with Darlene, TLE’s Executive Director, prior to volunteering
~ All volunteers must sign the TLE’s Code of Ethics | Code of Conduct | Confidentiality Statement before being matched

MAKING THE MATCH

~ All students and tutors must follow the Making the Match guidelines and when online, the Digital Code of Conduct

~ First session: An introductory meeting is held on Zoom or in-person, with the student, tutor and Enza

RESOURCES AND SUPPORT OFFERED

Students, teachers and professionals can use and borrow TLE resources and equipment such as laptops, podcast microphones, books, class resources, games, etc.

Online Training and Information Access

Great digital resources vetted by teachers and resource consultants:

~ TLE Learning Resources: ESL, Math, English, etc.
~ Skills for Success Quebec Resources: Everyday skills needed for work, learning and life.

Free training & learning resources can be accessed on Ruzuku by enrolling with an email:

~ Infographics for Learning: Resources to help with reading, writing, literary elements and study skills.
~ How to Podcast: Use this information and video series to make a podcast.
~ Secondary Courses: Cycle One: Course information for students in Cycle One
~ Secondary Courses: Cycle Two: Course information for students in Cycle Two

PROJECTS

Annually, TLE submits project proposals that benefit CDC Vimont students and families, as well as the Laval community. Here are some recent project reports:

~ Storytime in the Community
~ Key Survey Results & Testimonials Storytime 2022
~ The Power of Podcast report

BOOK & RESOURCE GIVEAWAYS

Yearly, TLE gives thousands of free books to students, families and the Laval community. We also provide resources, online activities and children’s books to students who are parents. Contact Tabatha at admin@TLEliteracy.com if you know a student or family who could benefit from this free service.

Ask us about resources such as:

~ Free books
~ Writing Kits
~ Health passports
~ Remembrance Day materials
~ Money Matters
~ Upskills: Softskills for jobs
~ Literacy Quebec Help Line
~ Health information booklets
~ Parenting booklets
~ Family magazines
~ Ready for kindergarten materials information
~ Quick Write books
~ How to Raise a Reader info. cards


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Books stimulate imagination, improve vocabulary, increase knowledge, and enhance bonding when read together. Books transport children to exciting new worlds, fuel imagination, and introduce them to diverse characters and experiences. Reading as a family fosters bonding, creates a love for reading, and models lifelong learning habits. Here are some tips for buying books for your family literacy programs.

BOOK SOURCES

At The Learning Exchange, we buy thousands of books every year to distribute to schools, children and their families as part of our family literacy programming. Here are a few of our favourites:


We order with Scholastic Book Clubs. Scholastic Book Clubs is a recreational reading program for children that’s free to belong to and partners with teachers and parents in nurturing reading skills. You can earn LOTS of Bonus Bank dollars from orders. We get hundreds of dollars of free books every year! You will need a Class Code. Bonus Bank Rewards are only earned when a Class Code is used on an order containing rewardable products.

TIPS: Look for seasonal classroom specials on books. Buy the “Instant Classroom Library” book assortment to get a great variety of books for just a few dollars each.

*Prices listed Jan. 2024


First Book Canada’s mission is to provide books and resources exclusively to educators and program leaders serving children from low-income families. Books and resources available on the First Book Canada Marketplace are not available to the general public. Publishers sell and donate books and resources to First Book Canada with the express knowledge that they will only be provided to schools and programs that meet First Book Canada’s eligibility criteria. If you are a teacher, health care provider, school support personnel, librarian, early learning professional, community program or afterschool staff, and/or you serve low-income children and families in another capacity, please visit www.fbmpcanada.org/register to sign up for free!

TIP: TLE has benefited with thousands of books from First Book Canada Marketplace where we only pay for the shipping…all books were free. Once accepted, look for special announcement e-mails with information about free books, donations, coupons, promotions, etc.


The Book Outlet makes books more accessible to everyone with “Read-iculously Low Prices“. Donation requests can also be sent. The Learning Exchange shops for low-priced books here. If you decide to sign-up, use our share link and we will get free books to give to the community!



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Everyday Math Skills Workbooks series

The NWT Literacy Council believes that “Everyone has a right to literacy”. The NWT Literacy Council develops resources and learning materials.

Other NTW Resources


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Printable North Carolina Focus Lessons Booklet:

North Carolina Focus lessons: Lessons, short stories, and questions on story elements and literary devices, with answers at the end of the pdf starting on page 77.

Reading Strategies and Literary Elements

Answer Keys

Focus Lessons Booklet Reading Strategies Contents:

  • The Focus Lessons have the following (check answers at end of the booklet):
  • Introduction to Reading Strategies and Literary Elements
  • Literary Elements Focus Lessons
  • Lesson 1: Elements of Fiction
  • Lesson 2: Point of View I
  • Lesson 3: Point of View II
  • Lesson 4: Dialogue
  • Lesson 5: Flashback
  • Lesson 6: Foreshadowing
  • Lesson 7: Irony
  • Lesson 8: Style
  • Lesson 9: Tone
  • Lesson 10: Hyperbole
  • Lesson 11: Archetype
  • Lesson12: Allusion
  • Lesson 13: Symbolism
  • Lesson14: Figurative Language
  • Lesson 15: Imagery and Motif
  • Lesson16: Mood
  • Lesson 17: Sound Devices
  • Lesson 18: Personification
  • Reading Comprehension Exercises 1–5
  • Focus Lessons Answer Key
  • Exercises Answer Key
  • Exercises Answer Sheet


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The Essential Skills Quebec website by The Learning Exchange provides links to outside sites and resources related to the 9 Essential Skills. Use these resources to develop everyday skills or to better prepare yourself to work in a variety of positions that require skills such as reading, writing, document use, oral communication and computer literacy.

A BIG THANK YOU goes out to the FreeCodeCamp (FCC) Nonprofit Project team who created the site for TLE:

Michael: FCC Coordinator
Quincy: FCC Teacher
Alex: Volunteer FCC Project Manager
Abdul-Rasheed: FCC Camper | built site
Colin: Volunteer FCC Camper | built site
Tony: TLE GetInvolved volunteer | graphics
Darlene: TLE Executive Director | content links and resource research


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Try the Remind App! It’s a quick and useful communication tool for teachers or tutors who wish to communicate with their classes, individual students, or parents.”/]

Remind Home Page


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What is the Common Core Basic Education Program?

The Common Core Basic Education Program is the result of decisions taken by the Ministère de l’Éducation et Enseignement Supérieur / MEES with respect to the education reform in Québec.

It consists of 13 programs of study in the first phase of adult general education, known as Common Core Basic Education.

These programs of study are made up of courses spanning three levels: Literacy, Presecondary and Secondary Cycle One.’’

All Adult General Education services and programs of study of the 2016-2017 school year have been described in a reference document produced by the Ministère de l’Éducation et de l’Enseignement supérieur.

An electronic version of this document is available on the website of the Ministère de l’Éducation et de l’Enseignement supérieur at www.education.gouv.qc.ca

In Mathematics, the new Adult General Education curriculum will be mandatory as of the next school year meaning that all old codes will be depleted as of June 30th, 2017.

Please, note that all students are now registered in CCBE programs of study.

In Mathematics, please find in the tables below the correspondence between the old codes and the new codes:

ACTUAL  CODES CCBE CODES
MTH P015-1 MTH-B213-4    Arithmetic and Money                                                                     Natural numbers
􀂃Monetary concepts
􀂃Arithmetic operations Addition, subtraction, multiplication and division
MTH P017-1          MTH P019-2 MTH-P101-4   Arithmetic and Personal Finances                                              Whole numbers and decimals
􀂃 Ratios and percentages
􀂃 Proportional relations
􀂃 Financial concepts
NONE MTH-P102-3    Sense of Space and Time                                                                 Space
􀂃Time
􀂃Relationship between space and time
􀂃Decimals and ratios
􀂃Proportional relationships
MTH P021-1          MTH-P103-2   Sets and Statistics                                                                                  Sets
􀂃Statistical distributions
􀂃Decimals
􀂃Mixed numbers
MTH P016-1          MTH P018-2 MTH-P104-4   Geometric Representations                                                             Plane figures
􀂃 Measurements
􀂃 Decimals and ratios
􀂃 Proportional relationships
MTH 1005-1             MTH 1006-2               MTH 1007-2 MTH-1101-3   Finance and Arithmetic                                                                  Rational numbers
􀂃 Proportional relations
􀂃 Financial concepts
􀂃 Sets and statistics
MTH 2008-2          MTH-1102-3   Statistics and Probability                                                                    Data collection
􀂃Statistical distributions
􀂃Probability
􀂃Sets
􀂃Arithmetic
MTH P020-1          MTH 2006-2 MTH-2101-3   Algebraic Modelling                                                                                Basic algebra
􀂃Arithmetic
􀂃Perimeter, area, volume
􀂃Proportion
MTH 2007-2          MTH-2102-3 Geometric Representations and Transformations                                                                      

Plans
􀂃Geometry of transformations
􀂃Plane figures
􀂃Solids
􀂃Measurements
􀂃Arithmetic
􀂃Proportional relationship


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Free worksheets and printables: Website filled with free worksheets and graphic organizers for English and math subjects.

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