Ontario Adult Literacy Curriculum Framework
What is the Ontario Adult Literacy Curriculum Framework?
The Ontario Adult Literacy Curriculum Framework (OALCF) is a competency-based framework that supports the development of adult literacy programming delivered through the Literacy and Basic Skills (LBS) Program. LBS helps learners transition to their goals of work, further education and training, or independence. The OALCF:
- supports the development of task-based programming
- helps practitioners focus on strengthening the learner’s ability to integrate skills, knowledge and behaviours to perform authentic, goal related tasks
- supports the development of contextualized programming that reflects the learner’s culture, language and other features specific to the learner and her or his goal
- builds on current literacy practice and strengthens the links between the LBS Program and Ontario’s employment, education and training system.
For the most up-to-date information on the OALCF and to access the OALCF tools and resources, visit: www.tcu.gov.on.ca/eng/eopg/oalcf/
You can also access the full range of OALCF resources developed to date by clicking this link:
These resources include the Curriculum Framework, foundation papers on key OALCF concepts, examples of learning materials and assessment tools for OALCF programming, practitioner guides for task-based programming, the Learner Plan Template and Instructions; five Goal Path Description documents (Apprenticeship, Employment, Postsecondary Education, Secondary School Credit, and Independence) and a Glossary.
Subsection 1: OALCF Communiqués and Information
MTCU October Update to LBS Agencies (October 2011)
MTCU Fall Update to LBS Agencies (September 2011)
MTCU Summer Update to LBS Agencies (August 2011)
MTCU Spring Update to LBS Agencies (May 2011)
MTCU Announces the launch of the OALCF website (April 2011)
OALCF Communiqué (December 2010)
OALCF Communiqué (September 2010)
OALCF Communiqué (May 2010)
OALCF Communiqué (February 2010)
OALCF Communiqué (December 2009)
OALCF Communiqué (November 2009)
MTCU OALC Letter (September 2009)
OALCF Communiqué (February 2009)
Subsection 2: CLO’s OALCF Online Training Resources
Community Literacy of Ontario’s OALCF Online Fall IMPLEMENTATION TRAINING (November 2011)
The Ontario Adult Literacy Curriculum Framework (OALCF) Fall Implementation training sessions were delivered to literacy practitioners across Ontario on a variety of dates and locations in fall 2011 by their sectoral and stream networks.
Community Literacy of Ontario held six OALCF Fall Implementation training sessions for community-based literacy agencies using a combination of methods:
- One face-to-face training session was delivered in Toronto on November 7, 2011
- A second face-to-face training session was delivered in Toronto on November 9, 2011
- Four online training sessions were delivered online on Centra in late November 2011
In order to increase accessibility for practitioners in the community-based sector, Community Literacy of Ontario is pleased to provide an online, recorded version of the fall 2011 OALCF. This recording is available on Centra.
This training looks at the newest OALCF support tools. These tools include the Learner Plan Template, Goal Path Descriptions, Service Coordination and Referrals and a Schematic and Summary of the OALCF Tools and Resources available on the EOPG website. This training will also take a preliminary look at Culminating Tasks and Milestones and their relationship to the assessment process.
This training is freely available to literacy practitioners from all sectors and can be used by staff, volunteers and other stakeholders.
CLO’s online training is divided into two sessions.
Session 1 covers:
- How to Navigate OALCF Tools and Resources on the EOPG website in relation to the five service delivery functions
- What the new OALCF Tools and Resources Summaries document is and its contents.
- What the new An Introduction to the Goal Path Descriptions for Practitioners and Learnersdocument is and why it was developed
- What the five Goal Path Description documents contain and their intended purpose.
- What the Instructions for the Learner Plan Template document is and why it was developed
- What the new Learner Plan Template will look like and the information that practitioners will be expected to document
- How the information in the Learner Plan Template will be collected, saved and shared
Session 2 covers:
- What the Supporting Learners through Service Coordinationdocument is and why it was developed
- What Milestones are and how they will be used in assessment
- What Culminating Tasks are and how they will be used in assessment
- How to give feedback to MTCU about the OALCF tools and resources
To access the recorded version of the workshops, follow these steps:
- Go to http://e-channel-login.ca.
- Click on "public recordings" in the top left corner.
- From the list of recordings, choose the workshop you want to listen to. The titles of CLO’s workshops are as follows:
Click "playback" to the right of the name of the recording.
You will then need to enter your email address. Click "playback".
If you are already registered with Contact North, you will see your email address and you will be prompted to enter your password and click "playback" again.
If you are NOT registered with Contact North, you will need to enter your first and last name and then click "playback".
Click "playback in browser". After the workshop loads (this can take a bit of time depending on your connection speed), you will see the first slide and the workshop will begin automatically after a few seconds. Use the pause, play, fast forward, rewind and other controls to move through the workshop.
- CLO’s Fall 2011 OALCF Training Part 1 – Session 2 (2 hours and 12 minutes in length)
- CLO’s Fall 2011 OALCF Training Part 2 – Session 2 (2 hours and 5 minutes in length)
Community Literacy of Ontario’s OALCF Online OVERVIEW TRAINING (December 2010)
The Ontario Adult Literacy Curriculum Framework (OALCF) Overview training sessions were delivered to literacy practitioners across Ontario on a variety of dates and locations in fall 2010 by their sectoral and stream networks.
The Overview training introduces practitioners to the key concepts and features of the Ontario Adult Literacy Curriculum Framework. The Overview training is a foundational piece to the OALCF Implementation training that will take place in the spring of 2011.
In order to increase accessibility for practitioners from community-based literacy agencies, CLO held three OALCF Overview training sessions using a combination of methods:
- Face-to-face training was delivered in Toronto on November 10, 2010
- An online training session was held on Centra on November 17, 2010
- A second online training session was held on Centra on November 25, 2010
To further increase access, CLO also created a recorded online version of the Overview training on Centra which is available via Contact North. This recorded version of the training is freely accessible to any LBS agency.
Please follow these instructions to access this valuable online training opportunity:
- Go to www.e-channel-login.ca
- Click on "public recordings" at the top left of the page
- Then, click on the Ontario Adult Literacy Curriculum Framework Overview Training from the list of recorded workshops
- Click on "playback" and then enter your e-mail address where requested
- If you are a current user of Centra, the system will then prompt you to enter your password
- If you are not a current user of Centra, the system will prompt you to enter your first and last name. Then you will need to install Centra onto your computer. For LBS agencies use and installation of Centra is free and poses no risk to your computer. Installation is automatic; merely follow all system prompts.
- Click on “playback” to listen to the workshop