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The Learning Toolkit+ (LTK+) is a suite of English and French tools designed to support the development of literacy, numeracy, information literacy and self-regulated learning skills.


The design of the LTK+ tools has been guided by evidence on how to teach literacy, numeracy, information literacy and self-regulated learning. Each of the tools have also been extensively studied and validated. This interactive multimedia suite of tools supports the development of literacy (early primary), numeracy (early primary), and information literacy skills through the inquiry process (middle school). These tools are each linked to an electronic portfolio, ePEARL that supports the development of self-regulated learning throughout K-12. Along with the student environment, each tool includes Teacher and Parent modules to support use in the classroom and at home. 

The LTK+ is stored on a school board or a school server and is accessed through teacher or student accounts. In response to the pandemic, our literacy tools and support material were consolidated on a literacy portal. These tools and resources do not require a user account, so will not produce teacher reports of student progress.

These tools have been developed over many years by multi-disciplinary teams, thanks to the generosity of many funders.

Our tools


ABRA supports children's (kindergarten to grade 6) acquisition of early literacy, through dozens of engaging and interactive activities and stories. READS is a multilingual catalogue of digital books. 


Designed to support early elementary students (kindergarten to grade 3) develop numeracy skills and avoid math anxiety.


An electronic portfolio, designed to support children’s (grade 1 through 12) acquisition of self-regulated learning (SRL) skills.


Designed to guide middle school learners (grade 5 to 8) through the inquiry process.

Global reach

In addition to Canada, the LTK+ has been studied in diverse geographic regions including Australia, Bangladesh, China, Hong Kong, Kenya, Rwanda and the U.K.

Learn more about international studies.

LTK+ in the news


The majority of our research projects have been implemented in partnership with Concordia University and other academic and NGO organizations.

Our current lead partners

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Wilfrid Laurier University logo
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