ACSA Webinars

Jessica Colleu Terradas, Senior Officer of Teaching and Learning (literacy specialist), Canberra and Goulburn Catholic Education Office, ACT, Australia

What works? considerations for successful secondary literacy interventions

Tuesday 31 May 2022 7-8pm AEST

Jessica Colleu Terradas

The poor literacy skills of many students in middle and high school means that they have difficulty meeting the academic challenges of mainstream secondary classrooms and are ill-prepared for postsecondary education. This presentation will make a compelling case that, with the right approach, all students can be successful in reading and then provide practical steps that can help ensure teachers achieve that end. This presentation will outline the requirements for successful intervention with older students experiencing reading difficulties. Topics including the importance of assessment for identification, classroom learning environment, school resourcing, evidence-based teaching practices grounded in the science of reading, and the pros and cons of specific Direct Instruction programs will be covered. Suitable to both primary and secondary staff, including school leaders. 

AITSL Standards Addressed:
1.2 Understand how students learn
1.6 Strategies to support full participation of students with disability
2.5 Literacy and numeracy Strategies
3.3 Use teaching strategies

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