Friday, 10 December 2010

Literacy and Subject Areas

I'm really pleased to see that there is talk - and action - around the importance of teaching writing and reading in subject areas from prschool to university. Most exciting is hearing that it is growing in importance as a discussion area at high school level. We have technology teachers at our intermediate, who need to be aware of the reading and writing abilities (and numeric) of their students and how they too must scaffold learning to write explanations, procedures or reports.

This UACEL webinar was a step forward for our school - a staff meeting in real time, through the internet and projected onto the screen in the staffroom.