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  1. Literacy Provision in Dublin Prisons Stephen O’Connor Organiser CDVEC Educational Service to Prisons CDVEC Educational Service to Prisons

  2. Literacy Provision in Dublin PrisonsStrategy 1 Whole – school, student-centred approach • ‘every teacher is a literacy teacher’ • can sometimes lead to misunderstanding • Implications for methodology CDVEC Educational Service to Prisons

  3. Literacy Provision in Dublin PrisonsStrategy Planning Each education unit produces an annual Literacy plan. Teachers from the various centres meet to share materials, ideas and identify CPD needs. CDVEC Educational Service to Prisons

  4. Literacy Provision in Dublin PrisonsStrategy • Assessment • Development of assessment tool • An aid to teachers in developing an appropriate learning strategy with the learner. CDVEC Educational Service to Prisons

  5. Literacy Provision in Dublin PrisonsStrategy 4 Integration of digital literacy ‘It Could be You’ (1990’s) ‘Interactive Literacy’ (2011) CDVEC Educational Service to Prisons

  6. Literacy Provision in Dublin PrisonsStrategy • CPD • Each teacher undertakes CPD in relation to integrating literacy work into their subject area. CDVEC Educational Service to Prisons

  7. Literacy Provision in Dublin PrisonsStrategy 6 Formal Certification & Progression • Students encouraged to progress towards formal recognition when appropriate. • Links with literacy schemes in the community CDVEC Educational Service to Prisons

  8. Literacy Assessment Robbie Robinson Wheatfield Education Unit CDVEC Educational Service to Prisons

  9. Literacy Assessment Literacy Network (CDVEC Prison Education) Development Assessment Tool Distributed through Prisons nationally Rationale Process Benefits/outcomes CDVEC Educational Service to Prisons

  10. Literacy Assessment Literacy Network CDVEC Prison Representative from each Dublin centre Meet each term Share ideas/resources CDVEC Educational Service to Prisons

  11. CDVEC Educational Service to Prisons

  12. Pre-Level Reading CDVEC Educational Service to Prisons

  13. Literacy Assessment Level 1 Reading CDVEC Educational Service to Prisons

  14. Level 2 Reading CDVEC Educational Service to Prisons

  15. Level 3 Reading CDVEC Educational Service to Prisons

  16. Assessment Report CDVEC Educational Service to Prisons

  17. Progress Points CDVEC Educational Service to Prisons

  18. Rationale Data Allocation Standardised Progression Inter- prison movement CDVEC Educational Service to Prisons

  19. Process (Wheatfield) Interview Assessment Allocation (appropriate tuition) Follow up CDVEC Educational Service to Prisons

  20. Benefits/outcomes Better planning Data Organised Continuity CDVEC Educational Service to Prisons

  21. Toe by Toe Brian Kenealy Mountjoy Education Unit Robbie Robinson Wheatfield Education Unit CDVEC Educational Service to Prisons

  22. Toe by ToeOverview • Peer tutoring • One reading manual • No specialist skills required • Lessons short • Learner is in control

  23. Toe by ToeMountjoy Pilot project • Jan.-June • 1 morning each in main prison & medical unit. • Trained 10 mentors • 8 student participants

  24. Toe by ToeMountjoy Pilot project What we learned: • Good response from mentors and students • Turnover an issue • Dedicate more time • Need to establish study areas on landings: resource implications.

  25. Interactive Literacy Jimmy O’Rourke Helen Cawley Arbour Hill Education Unit CDVEC Educational Service to Prisons