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Professional Support for Literacy and Numeracy K-12


Improving Literacy and Numeracy Modules

This suite of three professional learning modules supports the leadership of whole-school approaches, school self-assessment and school planning. The content of the modules is research based and strongly informed by the action learning of more than 200 Western Australian public schools that have participated in successive National Partnerships since 2010.

The modules comprise of nine workshops. Each workshop is approximately two hours long and structured with the flexibility to adjust content and time allocation as appropriate. These workshops are suitable for school leaders to provide professional learning for their staff. Teachers may also access these workshops to review content.

The presentation kits and workshop materials provide practical support for school leaders and enable them to engage their school community in the ‘assess, plan, act’ cycle of school improvement.

Access the modules via Department of Education Connect resources

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Online Literacy and Numeracy Assessment (OLNA) Module

This series of workshops support schools to further their understanding of the structure, demands and opportunities arising from the Online Literacy and Numeracy Assessment (OLNA).

Participants explore a process for providing targeted support for senior secondary students who are yet to meet the minimum literacy and numeracy standards. The Western Australian Certificate of Education (WACE) Foundation and General courses for English and Foundation and Essential courses for Mathematics are compared, and the learning and teaching required to support students in these courses is considered. 

Two downloadable workshops are now available and are suitable for school leaders to provide professional learning for their staff. Teachers may also access these workshops to review content.

Access the OLNA module via Department of Education Connect resources

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Effective Reading Instruction Module

The Effective Reading Instruction module is a suite of five workshops that include presenter's kits and workshop materials. This module has been developed to support teachers to: ‘Focus age-appropriate instruction for students on phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary and comprehension.’ Focus 2015. Students learn best when teachers adopt a skilfully integrated approach to explicit reading instruction that incorporates these five essential elements.

These workshops are suitable for school leaders to provide professional learning for their staff. Teachers may also access these workshops to review content.

The Improving Literacy and Numeracy: Support for Literacy resource contains the following four workshops:

  • Effective Reading instruction: Comprehension strategies
  • Effective Reading instruction: Vocabulary
  • Effective Reading instruction: Fluency
  • Effective Reading instruction: Phonics and phonemic awareness

The resource to support the teaching and learning of text form knowledge is located below:

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The Proficiency Strands in Mathematics Module

The Proficiency strands in Mathematics module consists of two workshops that support planning for teaching and learning of the proficiency strands in the Western Australian Curriculum: Mathematics. The relationship between the proficiency strands and Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education is explored. The content of the module is research based and strongly informed by best practice in Mathematics.

Downloadable presentation kits and workshop materials provide practical support for school leaders and assists them to engage their school community in quality professional learning. The two workshops are approximately two hours long and structured with the flexibility to adjust content and time allocation as appropriate.

Access the modules via Department of Education Connect resources.

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The EAL/D Progress Map Professional Learning

This module contains three downloadable workshops that support teachers to meet the needs of English as an Additional Language or Dialect (EAL/D) learners as they acquire Standard Australian English and gain access to the Western Australian Curriculum. Participants engage in practical approaches, using the EAL/D Progress Map to plan, monitor and assess student achievement. Workshops are suitable for primary and secondary schools.  

Access the modules via Department of Education Connect resources.

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Professional Support for School Leaders

The professional support team provides advice and support to schools and networks regarding change management through whole-school planning.

The professional support team assists school leaders to analyse meaningful and relevant performance information to:

  • identify aspects of the curriculum that may require focused attention for cohorts, groups and students at educational risk
  • establish trends, evaluate programs, track cohorts and make comparative judgements to establish school improvement priorities
  • inform the development and implementation of learning, teaching and assessment programs that target improvements in student achievement, with a particular focus on literacy and numeracy
  • evaluate the effectiveness of current programs.

For further information and professional support contact:

Rick Firns
Principal Advisor
Rick.Firns@education.wa.edu.au 
08 9402 6272

Dale Mackesey
Principal Advisor
Dale.Mackesey@education.wa.edu.au
08 9402 6305

Gavin Power
Principal Advisor
Gavin.Power@education.wa.edu.au 
08 9402 6270

Jane Rowlands
Principal Advisor
Jane.Rowlands@education.wa.edu.au
08 9402 6271 

 

 

Professional Support for Literacy and Numeracy K-12
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