Job Posting – Literacy and Numeracy Facilitator


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Occasionally, I post or repost jobs relating to the adult literacy and numeracy education sector. Here’s a good one.

My friends at The Learning Wave are looking for LN Facilitators. They’re a great bunch to work for. I know as I’ve worked with them on the professional development side of things for just a little under 10 years.

If you’re a graduate of the NCALNE (Voc) or NZCALNE (Voc) and you’re looking for interesting work that combines adult literacy and numeracy with business outcomes then you should apply.

The Learning Wave have a very open mind about the location of facilitators and ways of engaging with them… What they’re after is trainers with the “X” factor. I know that applies to many of our graduates.

Because of the growth that they have forecasted, they may also be interested in people working as associates in other major facets such as leadership, health and safety leadership or learning design.

There’s a generic email address for enquiries here: roles@thelearningwave.com if you want to send a CV or bio and areas of interest.

The full job ad is here on Seek. And I’ve pasted it in below as well.


The Learning Wave are seeking people who have:

  • the empathy and patience required to work with diverse groups of learners within a team committed to the delivery of high-quality personal and business learning outcomes
  • relevant and engaging front-line, adult learning delivery skills and experience
  • the ability to support learners on a journey that is linked to business outcomes
  • a qualification such as the National Certificate in Adult Literacy and Numeracy or its equivalent.

You will be working as an associate of The Learning Wave to deliver integrated workplace literacy and numeracy programmes to a number of our business clients.

You will deliver learning programmes on-site to small groups (typically 6-9 learners). The programmes are tailored to meet the specific business requirements of our clients and their employees. You will have varied hours and work locations that will be throughout New Zealand, depending on the client’s programme and worksites.

You need to have a good understanding and experience of facilitating adult literacy and numeracy programmes in workplaces. You must be eligible to work in NZ to apply for this role. If you’re the right person, we can discuss whether this is a contractor or full-time role.

About The Learning Wave:

The Learning Wave is one of the largest government-funded workplace literacy and numeracy providers in New Zealand. Operating since 2005, we have worked with many organisations throughout New Zealand to integrate workplace literacy and numeracy skills into organisational change programmes. We have some exciting opportunities to grow our business in 2018 and need to make sure we have the right team of facilitators who can deliver to our clients.

Please send your covering letter and CV by Monday 16th October 2017.

Teach better now – Where’s the new content for Assessment 6 of the NZCALNE on planning and facilitating embedded literacy and numeracy?


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Kia ora and welcome to Collection 6

If you’re reading this then you are up to Assessment 6 in the new and improved NZCALNE (Voc).

Good work…! This next part is heart of the programme. The focus is on planning and teaching embedded literacy and numeracy as part of what you do.

Like the other content, it will be live on Pathways Awarua as soon as possible. And as always, you can find on Graeme’s blog first.

If you do stop by the blog, we always like it if you leave the odd comment. This is a useful way of telling us what’s useful and what’s not, especially while this material is in draft form.

We’ve taken the best parts of the teaching practice part from the old qualification and beefed them up for this new qualification. This work is now worth a bunch more credits overall, which is the way we think it should be.

The focus here is on doing the teaching. Everything that you’ve thought about, brainstormed and worked on to date, should inform your planning and teaching here.

There are three sections in Collection 6:

6.1 Planning

6.2 Just do it: Teaching

6.3 Supporting evidence

You already know most of what you need to know, to go and do this work. Probably, you’re already doing it.

If you find that you already know what you’re doing for a particular part of this collection, then feel free to skip ahead to the next relevant section.

Or start with the assessment template and dip into this material as you need to. Email us if you don’t already have the template and checklist.

Follow the links below

All that said, here’s the new and revised content for Assessment 6.

6.1 Planning

In this module, we look at everything you need to plan your embedded literacy and numeracy teaching.

This includes revisiting in more depth a couple of things we covered earlier including learning outcomes.

6.2 Just do it: Teaching

Here the focus is on your teaching and what you need to do to document it for this programme and qualification.

6.3 Supporting Evidence

Last we have a look at some of the different kinds of evidence that you might provide as a way of supporting your work for this part of the qualification.

If you’re stuck, please get in touch with us by email here: assess@alec.ac.nz or by texting or calling Graeme on 0800-ALEC-1-2

 

 

 

 

 

TEACH: What’s your supporting evidence?


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Right-O…! To finish this off, you need to provide evidence that supports the teaching that you’ve done.

We’d prefer it if you provided scans or digital images of your learners’ work. And where possible, we’d like it if you included pictures of your learners doing the work (as well as the actual work that they did).

You’ll need to upload this electronic evidence to Pathways Awarua when you submit this assessment. Or you can email it to us directly.

You’ll also need to get your supervisor to sign off on the whole thing. If this is a problem, please talk to us.

Here are the final parts of Assessment 6. These are all in the template. Answering the questions below just gives us a “heads up” as to what you’re providing as supporting evidence

What learner work did you collect?

I can provide the following completed learner work as supporting evidence for my teaching sessions (give us a list).

What resources did you create or use?

I can provide the following resources that I used (again a list please):

What else can you provide? Any digital photos or video?

I can provide the following (we love lists):

Who is your supervisor (or someone who can verify the training took place)

My supervisor is:

What’s their contact email?

Their email is:

What’s their contact phone number?

Contact phone number is:

 

TEACH: Session 3 in review


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As well as details of where and when your third session took place, here are the questions you should respond to again. Use the sentence starters if you like. Otherwise, ignore.

There’s a PDF version here that you can print and write on. Also, as before, remember that these same questions are in your assessment template.

What went well today?

Overall, here’s what I think went well …

How has your teaching responded to some of the needs that you identified earlier?

I think that  …

What has worked best to really engage your learners in these sessions?

My learners have responded best to …

They were really engaged when …

What has worked best in terms of making your teaching more learner centred?

One approach that worked well was …

Another was …

What about the different frameworks? How have they informed your teaching over these sessions?

In terms of a Māori framework, I think that …

As far as the Literacy Progressions, I …

With regards to the Numeracy Progressions, …

TEACH: Session 2 in review


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As well as details of where and when your second session took place, here are the questions you should respond to. As before, use the sentence starters if they’re helpful. Otherwise, you can ignore them.

There’s a PDF version here you can print and write on if you need it. Also as before, remember that these same questions are in your assessment template.

What went well this time?

Here’s what I think went well in this session. First, …

What about how you managed the delivery of today’s session? How was that?

I think that …

What kind of feedback did you get from your learners today?

It was …

Did you feel that your learning outcomes were on target?

The learning outcome for literacy …

The numeracy outcome …

Any thoughts on what you could improve for next time or future sessions?

One thing is …

TEACH: Session 1 in review


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As well as details of where and when this session took place, here are the questions you should respond to. Use the sentence starters if they’re helpful. Otherwise, you can ignore them if you like.

There’s a PDF version here you can print and write on if you need it. Otherwise, remember that these questions are in your assessment template.

What went well?

Overall, here’s what went well. The …

How did the activities go?

The activities I planned for this session went …

What kind of feedback did you get from your learners?

It was …

What about the strategies you planned? How did that work out?

The strategies I planned were …

What do you think you could improve for next time?

First, …

TEACH: Just do it…! Teaching


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This is the teaching part. Just as a reminder, you need to:

  • Facilitate embedded literacy and numeracy teaching and learning for at least two learners across at least three separate learning sessions.
  • Review each session. Make sure that your commentary for each is at least 250 words.
  • Provide verification details including delivery times and dates.

We have three short sets of review questions for you to use. That’s one for after each of your teaching sessions. We designed the review questions to make you think about different parts of your planning and how the teaching actually went.

  • Session 1 in review
  • Session 2 in review
  • Session 3 in review

These questions are the same as the ones in the assessment template. But you can download each one separately here if you want to take notes before you complete the template.

If you feel confident about your responses, then just skip ahead to the assessment template and write them up.