Develop task-based activities

Develop task-based activities

In 2013, QUILL received funding from the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities to convert face-to-face training on developing task-related activities into webinars. These webinars were developed by Anne Ramsay and Jane Tuer of Project READ Literacy Network. They were delivered live three times between November 2013 and February 2014.  If you were unable to attend those sessions, we recorded them, and you can watch the three-part series here.

It is important to watch the three sessions in order, and to watch all three of them, as each builds on the skills taught in the last. Each one includes skills that are necessary to create a successful task-based activity that follows the Ontario Adult Literacy Curriculum Framework.

There are certain documents referenced in the videos. The most important is the Practitioner Guide. You may find it helpful to read through it before watching the first video. All of the other handouts are posted next to the video links below.

By June 2014, each adult learning program in Ontario should have received a hard copy of this manual. It includes the Practitioner Guide as well as the handouts for all three webinars. 

Part 1

1       Task-Based Activity Development SLIDES Parts A & B
1-1   Ladder Handout - Mosenthal Taxonomy
1-2   Document Checklist
1-3   Exercise 1 - Choosing Workplace Documents
1-4   Exercise 1 - Document A
1-5   Exercise 1 - Document B
1-6   Exercise 1 - Document C
1-7   Task Template English

 Part 2


2      Task-Based Activity Development SLIDES Part C
2-1   Question Words and TORI
2-2   Exercise 2 - Worker Focused Tasks Worksheet
2-3   Exercise 3 - Improving Tasks Worksheet (page 1)
2-3   Exercise 3 - Improving Tasks Worksheet (page 2)
2-4   Exercise 4 (document)
2-5   Exercise 4 (worksheet)
2-6   Writing Lego Building Instructions_EASPI_A1.2_B1.2_B2.1_B3.1b
2-7   CAAT Preparation Test_SP_A1.1_C3.1_C3.2_C4.1
2-8   Bus and Train Schedule_I_A2.2_C2.1_C2.2
2-9   Glaziers Windshield Repair OSP Sample
2-10 Recipe Problem Measure Up Sample
2-11 Task Writing Checklist
2-12 Task Template English
2-13 Construction Estimator - Estimate Detail Form

 Part 3


3     Task-Based Activity Development SLIDES Part D
3-1 Mosenthal Taxonomy - Periodic Table of Learning
3-2 Ladder Handout - Mosenthal Taxonomy
3-3 Type of Match Handout
3-4 Match It