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BBC Skillswise Newsletter

Posted:
06 January 2005
Subjects:
General Education
Regions:
National

*NEW* EDITION OF 'YOUR STORIES'
Have you seen the December edition of 'Your stories', the Skillswise showcase of learners' writing? Paul's poem gives a bird's eye view of Bristol, Joan remembers Christmas 2003 and Elizabeth speaks out against bullies. Jean shares the effect Alzheimer's disease has had on her family and literacy tutor, Lesley, recounts her struggles with numeracy. 
http://www.bbc.co.uk/skillswise/yourstories

*NEW* LEARNING HOMEPAGE
Interested in acquiring a new skill for the new year? Then the new-look BBC Learning page is the place for you. With links to the very best of learning on the BBC and across the web, a step-by-step guide for anyone who'd like to become an adult learner and a course search for your area this is the place to begin your search for that course you've always intended to start. (It goes without saying that you'll visit the basic skills section of course!)
http://www.bbc.co.uk/learning/

JANUARY DATES FOR @WORK
Another reminder of the January @Work dates. These are half-day training sessions for the @Work campaign - the BBC and the Learning Skills Council's provision of a range of FREE resources aimed at the millions of employees who have problems with literacy and numeracy.
Targeted at work-based trainers and employers, the workshops offer support and advice on basic and key skills with opportunities to explore the new materials and share best practice.
Take a look here:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/atwork/

The dates and venues for the January workshops are as follows:

January 19th 2005
10am-1pm or 2pm-5pm
BBC Open Centre, Sheffield

January 20th 2005
10am-1pm or 2pm-5pm
Goodwin Centre, Hull

January 26th 2005
10am-1pm or 2pm-5pm
Hillingdon Learning and Development centre, South Ruislip

January 27th 2005
10am-1pm or 2pm-5pm
Barking and Dagenham City Learning Centre, Dagenham

To register interest in a place at any of these workshops, please either email atwork@bbc.co.uk or call 020 875 27559 to be sent a booking form.
Details of the February workshops coming soon.

Have a resolution-filled week!
Sali and the Skillswise team

CONTACTING BBC SKILLSWISE
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By email: skillswise.feedback@bbc.co.uk
By post:
Skillswise
Room 2318
BBC White City
Wood Lane
London W12 7TS

SKILLSWISE POSTERS & CD-ROM
You can now order the Skillswise poster in 2 sizes (A2 & A3) using the online order form here:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/skillswise/orderform.shtml
where you can also order copies of the free Skillswise CD-ROM.

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Contributor: Lucy Oakley