From a local to international client base. . A story outlining the development of the first year of The literacy project at Canning College, Bentley, WA. Erica, the narrator. Preamble. At the end of 2008, literacy identified as a Canning College priority.
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A story outlining the development of the first year of The literacy project at Canning College, Bentley, WA.
MODEL : AT JOB INTERVIEW 4. Referral system(for severely ‘at risk’ students)
3. Workshop series (week 6 +)
(for both remediation and extension.
2 Six week, academic skills workshop
1 ORIENTATION program for students*
(including academic and library skills workshops)
What do I need to know?
What do I already know?
What don’t I know? Where/how can I find/develop the
knowledge and skills I need? (Where to next?)
* Run by Library, and literacy specialists.
3. Workshops – to further develop academic skills (from weeks 1-6) and to improve literacy
Remediation (term 1)
Extension (term 2)
4. Literacy referrals – for severely at risk students (identified after first assessment tasks)
A referred student is managed by a team comprising:
Literacy Project Manager
All that student’s lecturers
Psychologists (where appropriate)
creating annotated answers using tools on the computer, changed my focus.
using rubrics effectively (Science),
Nings and other things (English),
modifying set content to better suit learner needs (Computing),
effective preparation and practice for setting research assignments (Library) and
ESL strategies in mainstream classes
These sessions were part of each general staff meeting during terms 1 and 2 (semester 1) and are available on StaffNet.
Literacy Priority changed my focus.
and b) being addressed, to a degree, by PD and mentoring changed my focus.
making better informed choices about texts and their readability
redesigning print and on-line documents
purchasing a range of texts (for subjects) with easier to harder options
redesigning on-line resources
using virtual tours and Ipod downloads more
(students can do/redo in own time – not tied to classes or workshops)