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1 Victorian Literacy and Numeracy Secretariat The Literacy and Numeracy 6-18 Month Strategy

2 Purpose of this session Provide a brief overview of the Victorian Literacy and Numeracy Secretariat Build familiarity with the Literacy and Numeracy 6-18 Month Strategy Develop an understanding of how you can use the Strategy to support your work Develop an action plan for your work in improving literacy and numeracy outcomes. Victorian Literacy and Numeracy Secretariat

3 The Victorian Literacy and Numeracy Secretariat The VLNS coordinate and influence literacy and numeracy improvement action with a particular focus on Smarter Schools. They provide state-wide leadership and a focus for effort to sustain improvement in literacy and numeracy. Victorian Literacy and Numeracy Secretariat

4 Literacy and Numeracy in Victoria – Key Documents Numeracy Teaching within Domains

5 The Strategy in a nutshell It is one component of Victoria’s approach to literacy and numeracy improvement It was designed to promote dialogue It was developed to support 300+ schools in receipt of National Partnership Smarter Schools funding It illustrates the minimum levels of action required to ensure a school wide focus on literacy and numeracy It is not a checklist. Victorian Literacy and Numeracy Secretariat

6 Building familiarity https://prezi.com/secure/ad1e5cc41900c3b b0fe6409d69ef2 Victorian Literacy and Numeracy Secretariat

7 Structure Victorian Literacy and Numeracy Secretariat

8 A practitioner’s story Victorian Literacy and Numeracy Secretariat Insert Digital story Lee Ann Green Principal, Eastwood PS

9 Ordered sharing What is your initial response to the digital story? What are some key ideas that you could take away from listening to Lee Ann? Victorian Literacy and Numeracy Secretariat Insert Digital story

10 Reflecting on practice Victorian Literacy and Numeracy Secretariat Highlighting current practice Discussing the differences and gaps

11 What could this mean for you? Victorian Literacy and Numeracy Secretariat Identifying the issues Explaining what it all may mean Assessment for Learning Purposeful Teaching Key messages Learning and teaching plans are differentiated based on student learning data Students achieving well above or below expected levels are known by name and have appropriate assessments to determine needs, including interventions The Key Characteristics for Effective literacy and Numeracy Teaching P-6 and 7-10 provide support for teachers in assessing, planning and instruction What does it mean for me? What does it mean for us?

12 An Action Plan Useful for all members of the leadership team Break down into meaningful components Focuses on the essential aspect – the actions taken

13 ELABORATE: Literacy and Numeracy 6-18 Month Strategy Activity 4: Developing an Action Plan Term: Three Key components/elements: Professional Leadership WhatWhoWhenHowResources to utilise What will success look like? Strengthening PLTs – develop teacher capacity to analyse student data by cross referencing Using Key Characteristics of Effective Literacy and Numeracy Teaching – develop capacity in planning and instruction Using the Equity Guidelines – develop capacity in the specific demands of literacy and numeracy education for students from low SES backgrounds Literacy Leader with team / level leaders Weekly meetings rotating between APT / after school Provide relevant year level docs Create a school process by developing model unit together Key Characteristics docs (online), Year level curriculum outline. All to bring laptops to access additional resources By mid Nov: Year level leader facilitating literacy learning at their team meetings 2011 Staff opinion survey demonstrates an increase of role clarity for team leaders

14 ELABORATE: Literacy and Numeracy 6-18 Month Strategy Activity 4: Developing an Action Plan Term: Three Key components/elements: Professional Leadership WhatWhoWhenHowResources to utilise What will success look like? Strengthening PLTs – develop teacher capacity to analyse student data by cross referencing Using Key Characteristics of Effective Literacy and Numeracy Teaching – develop capacity in planning and instruction Using the Equity Guidelines – develop capacity in the specific demands of literacy and numeracy education for students from low SES backgrounds All teachers working within the Science Domain Scheduled Domain meetings, with support of Domain leader (as required) Provide sessions on the literacy demands of Science, develop a Domain planning process, develop “how to” docs to support teachers Key Characteristics docs (online), Domain level curriculum outline. All to bring laptops to access additional resources 2011 All Science planning meetings and documents will include literacy considerations, literacy demands of Science support material will be completed and shared

15 Developing your own action plan Select one component of the Strategy in a term Locate what you have responsibility for doing Using the template, begin developing your action plan Work one task all the way through to success on the template Tip: look in other terms for more information Victorian Literacy and Numeracy Secretariat

16 Evaluating the Strategy Using the Strategy is not an ‘extra’ and should not be evaluated on its own Evaluate its effectiveness in supporting your planning through your current reflection processes Use the resources provided by the School and Network Accountability and Improvement Frameworks. Victorian Literacy and Numeracy Secretariat

17 Contact us Victorian Literacy and Numeracy Secretariat


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