Literacy in the 21st century

Literacy in the 21st century, the online world is quite different from the traditional meaning of the word. New literacies have emerged as a result of new technologies.

Within this online workshop, you will learn about the two important aspects of literacy-technology integration:

  1. Using technology to teach more effectively and enhance the learning of skills and strategies that currently make up a strong English/literacy curriculum and;
  2. Effectively teaching and enhancing the learning of skills and strategies that make up the strong English/literacy curriculum of the future.

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Bonus Material

Upon completion of the course, you will receive the Year level (F-5) of your choice which contains:

  • Australian Curriculum English Learning Area lesson plan templates based on the curriculum content descriptors;
  • Teacher guide - advice and suggestions to do with teacher knowledge of resources and other teaching strategies for the classroom.
  • Up to 100 literacy-ICT activities to choose from aligned with the national curriculum.

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The Nature of Literacy with ICT Integration

Today, the impact of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) has numerous implications on literacy teaching and learning. As a teacher, you are not only challenged to integrate ICT into traditional aspects of literacy instruction, but also to engage students in emerging technological literacies.

Teaching Primary Literacy with ICT in the Australian Curriculum English KLA


"ICT capability is an important component of the Australian Curriculum: English. Students use ICT when they interpret and create print, visual and multimodal texts. They use communication technologies when they conduct research online, and collaborate and communicate with others electronically. In particular, they use ICT to access, analyse, modify and create hybrid, digital and multimodal texts, using digital publishing." (ACARA)

This online PD workshop is therefore, suitable for Primary Literacy teaching.

Teaching within the Context of Literacy with ICT integration

In your classroom, your role as teacher is more important not less, as new technologies become central to everyday literacy instruction.
Literacy courses for teachers

Application of Teaching Strategies for Literacy in the Curriculum


In this literacy professional development for teachers, you will be able to apply these teaching strategies for literacy with ICT in the following areas of the English Learning Area (F-6):

  • EARLY STAGE 1 - ACELA1433 & ACELY1654
  • STAGE 1 - ACELA1450; ACELA1466; ACELT1586; ACELY1661; ACELY1664; ACELA1674
  • STAGE 2 - ACELA1790; ACELA1793; ACELY1682; ACELY1607; ACELY1685
  • STAGE 3 - ACELA1797; ACELA1511; ACELY1700; ACELY1703; ACLEY1704; ACLEY1707

How are you supported?

Continual Professional Learning

You will receive support in the following ways:

  • Quick answers to questions you may post;
  • Curriculum aligned literacy with ICT activities;
  • Learning of teaching strategies for literacy with ICT;
  • Monthly articles in our blog on course changes and new information in relation to applying strategies.

 

Course Objective

You will learn how to enhance literacy in your curriculum with ICT by implementing sound literacy-ICT teaching strategies boosted by teacher competence, clear goals and the development of purposeful and meaningful Literacy-ICT activities. In addition, you will gain the expertise you need in order to develop 21st century skills in your classroom practices as you collaborate and reflect on your learning experiences.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Analysing the Situation

    • Welcome to the Online Workshop - Message from your instructor

    • How to get the most from this course

    • Teacher Competence in Teaching Literacy with ICT

    • Choosing the right software

    • Determining your level of capability in ICT

    • TPACK for Literacy Teaching

    • Teacher Development exercise

  • 2

    ICT Tools and Concepts that Develop Literacy and ICT Capability

    • A message from your instructor

    • Why you don't need new technology to integrate Literacy teaching

  • 3

    Embedding Word Processing Practices to Develop Literacy & ICT Capability

    • What do you need to know about Word Processing?

    • What are the expected skills for students that they need to know?

    • Class Integration for Word Processing

    • Creative uses of MS Word in the Literacy Classroom

    • Word Processing Literacy Exercise

    • Teacher Development exercise

  • 4

    Using Blogs and Wikis for Literacy teaching

    • Why Blog?

    • What are the benefits of blogging?

    • Classroom Integration

    • Using Wikis (What I Know Is) in the Classroom

    • Teacher Development exercise

  • 5

    Assessment of 21st Century Skills

    • The Importance of Assessment of ICT skills in Literacy Learning

    • Planning Literacy with ICT Integration

    • Assessing Literacy when ICT is used

    • ICT and Assessing Literacy Development

    • Teacher Development exercise

  • 6

    Literacy with ICT Teaching Strategies for Primary School

    • Optimial Literacy with ICT Learning Environments

    • Planning for Literacy with ICT Integration

    • Introducing new software to students

    • Delivering the Literacy Lesson

    • Building on Children's Experiences with ICT

    • How to Monitor Literacy with ICT Activities

    • Teacher Intervention

    • Teaching Approaches to Literacy with ICT learning

    • Student Reflection on Learning

    • Module Survey

    • Course survey

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