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Powerpoint Presentations

Wednesday, April 1st, 2009

As we receive permission from presenters we will be posting their PowerPoint presentations for viewing by the general public.  Should you wish to reuse any information from any of these presentations please ensure that it is referenced accurately.

Presentations will be sorted by city in the posts to follow, with the exception of the Winnipeg session, which can be found under the post titled ‘Winnipeg - An Auspicious Beginning’.

The National Strategy for Early Literacy - Dr. Don Jamieson’s Presentation

Friday, March 13th, 2009

To begin each NSEL session I do a presentation outlining the case for a national strategy for early literacy.  This presentation is posted here for those who may want to see it again and for those who are unable to attend the NSEL sessions.

National Strategy for Early Literacy Presentation

Creative Thoughts to Date

Thursday, March 12th, 2009

After 2+ days of presentations, several creative thoughts have emerged:

1) Universality of access to early childhood information and programming
a) Print format
b) DVD or Video format

2) Exposure to ECD priniciples at the prenatal phase or right in the hospital at birth

3) Use the prenatal system and public health nurse system to first share ECD priniciples and programs with parents. Make ECD instruction to parents as important, as natural as prenatal classes.

4) Stop being so nice. The literacy community has been good at what it has done for the last 20 years and we take their role and literacy for granted. It’s time to get active, to get angry and to use new media to drive a social movement to get to full literacy.


Public Consultation Information

Thursday, February 26th, 2009

The panel composition and presentations for the National Strategy for Early Literacy are taking shape.  The following posts detail the confirmed panel members and presentations for each city.  More panelists and presentations will be posted as they become available.

Members of the public are invited to attend all consultations. To register please visit http://www.goldenplanners.com/NSEL.

For more information about the NSEL initiative, please visit http://nsel.cllrnet.ca.

The Importance of Literacy

Thursday, February 19th, 2009

Don Jamieson,
CEO and Scientific Director,
Canadian Language and Literacy Research Network.

Welcome to the National Strategy for Literacy Blog site.  This blog will recount the NSEL related events that will be occurring over the course of the next few weeks.  These events include public consultation meetings in various cities spread across Canada.  These consultations will provide an opportunity for presentations that are focused on issues relevant to improving the literacy skills of young Canadians by individuals and organizations.