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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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TLE invites volunteers to upcoming webinar series from ABCLifeLiteracy that aims to support literacy tutors and practitioners who want to learn more about assistive technologies. To that end, ABC is hosting 3 short (30 minute) Tech Talk Tuesday webinars in February and March, where they’ll walk participants through 3 assistive technology tools and share ideas on how they can be used with learners with diverse abilities. All webinars run on Tuesdays from 1:00-1:30 EST. Sign up early to reserve your spot!

Register for sessions here:


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

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A great resource for math study, comprehension and practice:

  • Notes and formulas
  • Resources
  • Instructional videos
  • Quizzes to check understanding: Each quiz contains it’s own videos with solutions to each question.
    Once comfortable, move on to the extra practice questions with full solutions.
  • Worksheets with answers.
  • Sample exam questions
  • Study guide for exam prep

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Unit 2 – Analytic Geometry

Unit 3 – Trigonometry

Unit 4 – Similarity and Congruency

Unit 5 – Functions

Unit 6 – Statistics

 

 


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The graphing calculator for functions, geometry, algebra, calculus, statistics and 3D math! Dynamic mathematics for learning and teaching.


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What is the New Visions Mathematics Curriculum?

Over the last 5 years, Instructional Specialists from New Visions, along with math teachers from across our network of schools, have developed a strong scope and sequence for Algebra I, Geometry, and Algebra II, along with a rich set of curated and created  resources for teaching these courses.

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