Join the worldwide group taking literacy instruction to the next level on this Moodle-based learning platform.
The format is simple and straightforward. There are ten sections, all dedicated to a crucial aspect of the process of teaching literacy. Each section contains
- pdf documents,
- video explainers,
- links and
The pdf documents introduce and define each topic in a handy, comprehensible way and can be downloaded and printed.
The video explainers are animated, narrated videos that explore and demonstrate each topic. They can be viewed multiple times for deeper learning.
The quizzes help teachers check their understanding of each topic and can be done until teachers achieve 100% accuracy.
The links are to research papers, blogs, websites and other online information sources to help teachers choose further reading to broaden and deepen their understanding of their chosen topic.
The forums are live chat platforms designed to build communities of practice all over the world, so that ideas, queries, comments and experiences can be shared from Australia, New Zealand, Asia, the US, the UK, Canada and beyond. They are monitored by Lyn Stone and the other course admins in real time to give a contemporary, dynamic perspective to this ever-changing field.
The materials can be accessed at any time, day or night. Participants have the option of completing the course in a given timeframe, at which point they receive a PD certificate, or they can use the course as a resource centre for referral to when they want to learn more about a topic.
The final section contains guides on implementing specific lessons in literacy. Each lesson can be plucked out, studied and implemented quickly and easily.
Normal participation is on an individual basis. People from around the world have already signed up to be the first people on the course when it launches. Individuals will have 3 months access to the course for AUD$145 per person.
We’ll be offering access to this course to schools across the globe on a yearly basis. The introductory cost will be AUD$800 for a year’s licence
With a licence, a school can put an unlimited number of teachers on the course for 12 months at a time. This means that new or student teachers can come up to speed on the science of reading and established teachers can broaden their understanding at any time.