Sunday, 30 August 2009

Breathing E-Learning Into The Draft Literacy Progressions

On Friday, over 20 people packed tightly into a room at School Support Services, Tauranga. The goal of the day was reasonably bold but achievable in light of the huge amount of expertise in the group. In short, we spent the day breathing some e-learning into the draft literacy progressions. The end result was an online resource that teachers could use at all levels to support literacy in their school.
We kick started the day by creating a profile of a literate person in the 21st century.

This following clip and reading on "What's so different about multiliteracies?" helped to stimulate our thinking.

What followed was a sharing fest. as everyone collaborated to expand their repertoire of strategies, processes and ideas for using ICT to support literacy programmes. Good old –fashioned sticky notes were then used to match ideas with parts of the draft literacy progressions. We then split into three groups to synthesise the ideas and create an online resource.
Check the resources out for yourself: Please join the wiki if you wish to contribute to this resource.

Feedback from those involved in the day was overwhelming positive with participants being particularly grateful for the opportunity to create a practical resource that could be used straight away.

To learn more about this group and how to be involved please visit my blog: or the groups wiki:


Fiona Grant said...

Thanks for sharing your post Rocky... e-learning BOP is definitely "in the midst of a literacy revolution"!

Karen Melhuish said...

What a great result. Well done. It is really encouraging to see the draft LLP coming alive. This resource will stand all of us/you in good stead when the Literacy standards come out. I am sure there will be other opportunities for others to build on this, too.

I shall be linking to this from English and Literacy Online. Well done :-)

Anonymous said...

Wow Rocky what a great site, a lot of work has gone into this! I have bookmarked it already for use in my classroom.
Robyn Keightley (KKPS)