Literacy

Literacy

A toolkit for active teaching and learning

Introduction

From spoken language skills to the importance of integrating digital literacy, this course provides a comprehensive response to the literacy needs of 21st century learners. It gives teachers the essential tools to engage children and young people in their literacy learning, making it more relevant, enjoyable and effective.

About the course

The relationship between literacy and successful learning has never been more significant than in the information age of the 21st century. These skills are fundamental to our development as individuals, shaping our ability to innovate, solve problems and tackle unprecedented challenges.

This course has been designed to give teachers the essential  tools to engage children and young people in their literacy learning, making it more relevant, enjoyable and more effective. Focusing on high impact strategies for enhancing literacy through active methods of teaching and learning, and using rich and varied resources, it addresses oral literacy, reading, writing and comprehension skills, and also considers how to integrate digital literacy into learning and teaching.

The relationship between literacy and successful learning has never been more significant than in the information age of the 21st century.

Who is this course aimed at?

This course is designed to meet the needs of teachers and other professionals working in a wide range of educational settings including mainstream and special education, primary and secondary schools.

Approved by the Department of Education and Skills

This course is approved by the Department of Education and Skills. Three EPV days will be allowed for primary school teachers who take the course during the summer term. Please note this provision applies only to the summer term as per Department guidelines.

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Using the National Literacy and Numeracy Strategy as a framework, this course provides a clear overview of literacy while exploring the most effective methods to aid the teaching of reading, writing and oral language through active, exciting teaching and learning approaches. Reading and comprehension strategies are explicitly demonstrated and you will learn how to teach grammar in context, develop vocabulary, improve reading fluency and enhance writing skills.

Teachers will also have the opportunity to evaluate and develop their own proficiency in teaching specific aspects of literacy, both discretely and across the curriculum. This course will provide you with a wealth of innovative and engaging resources and evidence-based programmes are also reviewed and presented.  You will also gain practical tools to aid assessment for learning. From spoken language skills to the importance of integrating digital literacy, this course provides a comprehensive response to the literacy needs of 21st century learners.

Highlights

  • Discover the key cognitive strategies that help children become proficient readers.
  • Become adept at ensuring students are actively and collaboratively involved in their own literacy learning.
  • Enhance your capacity to manage classrooms effectively, creating an environment that maximises learning for all students.
  • Become fluent in developing vocabulary and teaching grammar in context.
  • Learn to implement a range of evidence-based programmes for developing students as writers, thinkers and problem solvers.
  • Enjoy rich opportunities for collaboration with our online network of learners and tutors.Save printable course materials and resources for future reference.
  • Save printable course materials and resources for future reference.

All of our tutors are literacy specialists and will provide you with one-to-one guidance as you complete your studies online.

Technical support is provided by our dedicated team of qualified learning technologists, who are available to assist you by telephone or email.

Interactive Learning Assignments accompany each module. Each student is also required to complete a Reflective Assignment as well as a CPD record.

Upon completion of the course you will receive a Certificate of Continuing Professional Development and a Learning Log of your work, which can be included in your CPD portfolio.

WHAT OUR STUDENTS SAY

"Overall, I have come away with fantastic ideas taken from material that was presented in a straightforward fashion and a tutor that provided ample and encouraging feedback. This course has boosted my confidence for my new role."Caroline Noctor, Autumn 2017
  • COURSE DATES

     

    Autumn Term 2018

    October 8th - December 2nd

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  • DURATION20 hours of self paced study any time during the term
  • AWARDCertificate of CPD **Summer term fully approved for EPV days for Primary Teachers**
  • € FEES €150.00

Accreditation

Since its establishment in 2001, ICEP Europe has recognised the importance of creating strong accreditation and collaboration links with key bodies in order to cement the organisation’s standing as a quality leading provider of online education in the area of Special needs education and psychology.

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