What sort of online learning environment does Literacy to You use?
Literacy to You uses Moodle for the online course and Elluminate for the synchronous (live) sessions.
How do I access the course?
When you register for the course you will receive an email with your login, password and other access details.
How long do I have access to the course?
You have access to the programme for one week prior to the programme starting until two weeks after the course completion date – a total of 23 weeks.
What if I can’t finish the course on time?
Participants have access to the programme for a further two weeks after the scheduled completion date to finish the course.
What if I have technical problems?
When you register for the course you will receive details of a contact for all technical queries. You will have access to technical assistance throughout the course.
What technical equipment do I need?
You will need:
- A broadband Internet connection
- A Web browser:
- Internet Explorer (7.0 or above)
- Firefox (3.0 or above)
- Safari (5.0 or above)
- Google Chrome (10.0 or above)
- An email account.
- Headphones and microphone, camera optional.
What technical knowledge do I need?
You need to be confident using a web browser and uploading and downloading material.
Do I need to be a practicing teacher to participate in this course?
No, however, during the programme you will need access to a middle school class or group of students (ages 8–13) to complete the practical activities.
Do I have to have access to other resources and materials?
Yes. The Literacy to You programme includes videos, lesson examples, a reading resource list and (downloadable) texts, class and cooperative lesson plans and graphic organisers.
How long is the course?
There are 3 modules in the course. You work at your own pace and in your own time. Participants will be engaged in professional learning for up to 26 hours.
Do I need to be teaching middle school (ages 8–13) students?
No. Literacy to You is relevant for all teachers. However, during the programme you will need access to a middle school class or group of students in order to complete the practical activities.
How do I know if I need this course?
School and class data from formative and summative assessment are good indicators of your students' understanding of comprehension skills and strategies.