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Literacy Data, Assessment and Practice (Secondary)

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    8 months
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    $550.00 Co-contribution

Literacy Data, Assessment and Practice (Secondary) aims to develop secondary educators’ pedagogical knowledge and skills in the use of reliable and effective literacy data.

You will leave knowing what is needed to promote and support a whole-school literacy culture.  

The course’s primary focus is formative assessment and pedagogies in reading, writing, vocabulary, speaking and listening across all subject areas. This learning enables you to assess and build readers, writers, vocabulary users and conversationalists who communicate effectively and participate fully in all subject areas. 

A variant of this course is also offered for a primary school setting, see Literacy Data, Assessment and Practice (Primary). Both courses are part of our Literacy Suite


Designed for teachers in Victorian government secondary schools.

Over 8 months, you are expected to engage in and contribute to: 

  • 5 core modules each with a virtual workshop: 
    • Module 1: Skills, knowledge and dispositions of data literate educators 
    • Module 2: Reading for knowledge and interpretation - understanding and advancing readers in all learning areas 
    • Module 3: Writing with purpose and power - understanding and advancing writers in all learning areas 
    • Module 4: Unlocking and expressing meaning - understanding and advancing vocabulary users in all learning areas 
    • Module 5: Deep thinking aloud - understanding and advancing substantive talk in all subject areas 
  • introductory and concluding modules 
  • self-paced micros lessons 
  • facilitated discussion boards 
  • an applied learning project focusing on one literacy area aligned to your school's Annual Implementation Plan. 

The estimated time commitment is between 8 to 10 hours per module. 

By participating in this course, you will develop an understanding of: 

  • the essential knowledge, skills and dispositions of data-literate educators 
  • the demands and opportunities for literacy improvement across learning areas  
  • how to create, promote and maintain a whole-school literacy culture 
  • how to gather evidence of students' literacy skills and knowledge, both generic in nature and learning-area specific 
  • the teaching strategies that build students’ literacy skills, enabling them to gain understanding and synthesise knowledge 
  • why ongoing formative assessment is crucial for improving student outcomes at the classroom level. 

The course fees are significantly subsidised by the Department of Education and Training.

Co-contribution: $550 (incl. GST) for each Victorian government school participant. 

See Fees and financial support for more information.

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