The ACARA National Literacy Learning Progression can be a powerful and effective tool for teachers in both primary and secondary school settings. The progression provides a framework to show how students become increasingly proficient in literacy and can support schools and individual educators to create targeted learning programs or activities. Importantly, students access deep understanding of the development of their learning through conversations and goal-setting using the progression.
This workshop will provide up-to-date information on the refinements to the Learning Progression made late in 2019. It will focus on practical strategies for educators to use with their classes to observe and monitor the literacy development of each student. The session will provide participants with strategies to create flexible formative tasks to identify the learning stage and next steps for individual students and then track their development. These simple and effective strategies assist educators to target specific skills and guide students to monitor their literacy progress. The workshop aims to give participants a clear idea of how the National Literacy Learning Progression can be used in highly effective ways.
Denise Roberts has been an English teacher and educational leader for 25 years, working in mixed ability classrooms and with targeted programs both for students with specific learning needs and for those identified as gifted and talented. She has worked in cross-curricular literacy roles, developing activities and units to build students’’ literacy across learning areas. Denise is currently the Curriculum Specialist: English at ACARA.
Participants in this program will:
- deepen their knowledge and understanding of 2020 Literacy Learning Progression refinements
- broaden their knowledge of this resource to inform goal-setting with learners
- develop observation skills to monitor the literacy development of learners
- empower educators to improve responsiveness to student progress
Standard 1 – Know students and how they learn
Standard 2 – Know the content and how to teach it
Standard 3 – Plan for and implement effective teaching and learning
Standard 5 – Assess, provide feedback and report on student learning
Standard 6 – Engage in professional learning
2 Hour Workshop – 9.00am – 11.00am
North – Tailrace – Launceston
Monday 16 March 2020
South – Sustainability Centre, Mt Nelson – Hobart
Tuesday 17 March 2020