Improving reading and numeracy suite

Purpose

This suite of online professional learning supports effective use of the reading and numeracy hub resources and guides, literacy and numeracy assessments and professional learning in the context of curriculum across learning areas.

It is designed to support teachers to:

  • understand a focus area and its contribution to students' overall reading or numeracy development

  • understand and implement evidence-based teaching strategies for reading or numeracy improvement throughout the teaching and learning cycle in the context of NSW syllabuses

  • access, adapt and implement universal resources to support effective teaching practice

Who should participate?

Kindergarten to Year 10 teachers

Mode of delivery

Online learning

Content

Each short course consists of two parts - an introductory piece and then focused illustrations of practice targeting specific focus areas in reading and numeracy. Teachers can select courses from the suite that align with identified school reading and numeracy focus areas and students' learning needs.

Part 1 (Introduction) provides the foundational learning required for effective engagement with the focused reading and numeracy learning that follows. The introduction builds understanding of:

  • the reading and numeracy improvement context
  • the universal resources
  • the curriculum context
  • leading and teaching for reading and numeracy improvement.

Note: The Part 1 Introduction is identical in each course - once completed, you do not need to complete it for subsequent courses.

Part 2 (Focused reading/numeracy learning) assists teachers to develop knowledge and practice in a specific reading or numeracy focus area. This learning supports teachers to:

  • understand the focus area and its contribution to students' overall reading or numeracy development
  • understand and implement evidence-based teaching strategies for reading or numeracy improvement throughout the teaching and learning cycle in the context of NSW syllabuses
  • access, adapt and implement universal resources to support effective teaching practice

Course list and registration details

There are 24 courses in the 'Improving reading & numeracy' suite, available via MyPL.
Literacy

  • Audience and purpose (primary) - MyPL course code NR50214
  • Audience and purpose (secondary) - MyPL course code NR50215
  • Comprehension (primary) - MyPL course code NR5021
  • Comprehension (secondary) - MyPL course code NR50211
  • Connecting ideas (primary) - MyPL course code NR50212
  • Connecting ideas (secondary) - MyPL course code NR50213
  • Evaluating sources (primary) - MyPL course code NR32150
  • Evaluating sources (secondary) - MyPL course code NR32151
  • Language features (primary) – MyPL course code NR32152
  • Language features (secondary) - MyPL course code NR32153
  • Text structure and features (primary) – MyPL course code NR32154
  • Text structure and features (secondary) - MyPL course code NR32155
  • Understanding character (primary) - MyPL course code NR31690
  • Understanding character (secondary) - MyPL course code NR31691
  • Vocabulary (primary) - MyPL course code NR32156
  • Vocabulary (secondary) - MyPL course code NR32157
  • Numeracy

  • Additive thinking (K-8) - MyPL course code NR31670
  • Fractions and proportional reasoning (primary) - MyPL course code NR31680
  • Fractions and proportional reasoning (secondary) - MyPL course code NR31681
  • Measurement and geometric reasoning - MyPL course code NR31673
  • Multiplicative thinking (K-8) - MyPL course code NR31653
  • Number and place value (primary) - MyPL course code NR31671
  • Number and place value (secondary) - MyPL course code NR31675
  • Statistics and probability - MyPL course code NR31672
  • More information

    Email literacy.numeracy@det.nsw.edu.au or join the Literacy NSW and Numeracy NSW statewide staffrooms (staff only).

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